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The Burlington Police Department will purchase 115 body cameras. Now the trick is getting o˜ cers to keep them on.


Congressman Peter Welch appeared at Vermont events last week; Sen. Patrick Leahy talked to reporters in Burlington. Sen. Bernie Sanders? He marched … in Mississippi.


Authorities closed Route 17 in Addison for several hours last Friday after a farm truck pulled into the intersection at Sunset Lane and was hit by an approaching car, which police say couldn’t stop in time. ˜ e truck driver wasn’t injured, but the operator of the car suffered a significant leg injury. All the cows in the livestock trailer were reported dead — though they’d expired prior to the crash and were being hauled away for disposal.

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When a Shelburne cop saw a vehicle run a red light on Shelburne Road at about 2:15 a.m. on a recent Monday, the cop attempted to pull it over. Instead, police said the driver sped up to more than 80 miles per hour before finally stopping. Turns out that the driver, 25-year-old Adrian Moore of Weybridge, allegedly stole the vehicle earlier that night from the Swift House Inn in Middlebury. Moore, who had no driver’s license, was booked for car theft, attempting to elude and driving under the influence of drugs.




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1. “‘Mob’ Attacks Middlebury Prof and Controversial Speaker Charles Murray” by Sasha Goldstein. Someone pulled Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger’s hair and injured her neck as she tried to shield Murray after his speech ˜ ursday. 2. “Middlebury Students Shut Down Lecture by Charles Murray” by Sasha Goldstein. Students stood and chanted during the controversial speaker’s talk, forcing officials to move it to a private room. 3. “‘Mister Sister’ Controversy Leads to Pride Center of Vermont Resignations” by Molly Walsh. When Oak45 owner Craig McGaughan announced he was renaming the Winooski establishment and reopening it as a gay bar, controversy erupted over the name. 4. “Heated Forum Leads Pride Center to Denounce ‘Mister Sister’ Name” by Molly Walsh. ˜ e Pride Center issued its decision after members of the community spoke at a “trans town hall” ˜ ursday. 5. “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named ‘Mister Sister’ Creates Rift” by Molly Walsh. ˜ e establishment will be the area’s only gay bar since Burlington’s 135 Pearl closed in 2006.



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A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Brandon woman last week to time served and ordered her to pay more than $77,000 in restitution after she admitted to defrauding a Medicaid program designed to help kids with significant disabilities. According to court documents, Misti Baker submitted about 100 bogus time sheets between 2012 and 2015 for personal-care services for her three kids, all of whom are disabled. Court records indicate the kids never received the services Baker claimed.


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That’s the median annual income of immigrant-led households in Vermont. It’s just slightly lower than the median income for state households led by U.S.-born residents, which is $55,207, according to a NerdWallet analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.


LOURAS LOSES Last June, a Seven Days profile of Rutland’s top dog asked the question: “Will Mayor Chris Louras Fall on His Sword for 100 Syrians?” On Town Meeting Day, we got our answer: Yes. ˜ e 10-year incumbent, who dreamed up a controversial plan to bring 100 Syrian refugees to the city, lost his reelection bid on Tuesday. David Allaire, a veteran alderman and Louras’ chief critic on the refugee question, handily defeated him in the Rutland mayor’s race, getting 52 percent of the vote to Louras’ 34 percent. “I’m simply wishing him luck, and I’m moving on,” Louras told˛Seven Days’ Mark Davis on˛Tuesday night. He said he would “not hazard a guess” as to what the election results say about Rutland’s support for refugees. In another notable race, Jane Knodell won reelection to the Burlington City Council. But the To read our full Progressive Central District incumbent, who is Town Meeting Day the council president, didn’t run away with it. coverage, go to Independent challenger Genese Grill took 47 percent of the vote to Knodell’s 53 percent. ˜ e council prez had backed developer Don Sinex’s plan to rebuild Burlington Town Center — and to raise it to 14 stories. Grill is an active member of the Coalition for a Livable City, which opposed the project and argued that it was too tall for Burlington. Chris Louras In other Queen City council races, incumbents Joan Shannon (D-South District) and Dave Hartnett (I-North District), who ran this year as a Democrat, won reelection. Newcomer Richard Deane, a Democrat, picked up the open seat in the East District. Voters weighed in on a variety of issues around the state. In Brattleboro, they approved an advisory measure seeking to ban single-use plastic bags from stores. In Richmond, voters passed a resolution declaring the town a community that welcomes everybody, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, nationality or socioeconomic status. (See page 20 for more on that.) Several other towns passed sanctuary city measures. ˜ e old-fashioned town meetings were still a draw, though some wonder if their days are numbered. (See Kevin J. Kelley’s report on Kirby’s town meeting, page 14.)


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As board members of the Greater Burlington YMCA and cochairs of its capital campaign, we wish to correct the impression conveyed in last week’s story of a link between the Y’s decision to close the Winooski facility and the capital campaign [“Y Close Winooski? Gym Was a Drag on YMCA’s $22 Million Fundraising Goal,” March 1]. Simply put, the two are unrelated. Ten years ago, the Y helped lead fundraising for the O’Brien Community Center. Over time, other partners in the effort left or scaled back. Despite the loss of 30 percent of Winooski members over the past four years, and 10 straight years of significant financial losses there, the Y remained to serve the community. The Winooski Y does not, as you suggest, pose a “drag” on the capital campaign; rather, it challenges the community service work the Y provides today. During the decade of financial losses in Winooski, the Y has tripled — to $600,000 — the amount of scholarship funding we provide to people across the area for high-quality Y childcare, wellness, swim lessons, summer camps and more. With need growing and annual losses in Winooski that averaged $50,000 in recent years, the difficult decision was finally made to close the facility at the end of its 10-year lease. As for our capital campaign, we have a great deal more to raise. However, with more than $4 million raised in the last six months of 2016, we see a community rallying around


an organization that has served the community well for more than 150 years and that has a clear plan for its future. Lisa Ventriss


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[Re Off Message: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named ‘Mister Sister’ Creates Rift,” February 27; “‘Mister Sister’ Controversy Leads to Pride Center of Vermont Resignations,” February 28; and “Heated Forum Leads Pride Center to Denounce ‘Mister Sister’ Name,” March 2]: What’s in a name? Apparently everything. When word got out that a new gay bar would be opening up in Vermont — in, of all places, Winooski — there was a buzz of excitement. Once the name of the bar was announced, suddenly the gay community was divided like Trump and non-Trump supporters. While I didn’t take offense to the name Mister Sister, I also wasn’t aware of the negative connotation. I have a hard time understanding why the owner and the community can’t come to some sort of agreement on a name. This is especially true when the state has been without a gay bar for a decade-plus. The cost to change a name of a business, logos, etc., can be high, but it might be a good idea to spend it in order to keep peace between the two parties. My suggestion for the name: Coterie. Definition: “an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with



Keurig Green Mountain founder Robert Stiller was misidentified in last week’s story about the Greater Burlington YMCA. “Y Close Winooski? Gym Was a Drag on YMCA’s $22 Million Fundraising Goal” also misstated the Y’s progress toward its $22 million fundraising goal for a new Burlington facility. The Y needs about $6 million more. a unifying common interest or purpose.” I think that would make everyone feel included, and the division of the community would eventually be resolved. In this time of Trump and haters of anyone who isn’t a white, Christian American, we don’t need fighting between ourselves. Dean Pratt



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[Re “On the March,” March 1]: Ebony Nyoni says, “We need people who will work to save black lives.” There is a group of people already doing that. There are more than 1 million law enforcement officers in this country. Every day they pull people from burning buildings and wrecked cars, administer CPR, and use AEDs when people have heart attacks. They take lethal drugs off the streets and administer Narcan to those who overdose. They stop violent crimes and prevent them by arresting offenders. No one can count the number of black lives saved by law enforcement. Sadly, no one thinks about it at all. MILTON


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[Re Off Message: “Middlebury Students Shut Down Lecture by Charles Murray,” March 2; “‘Mob’ Attacks Middlebury Prof and Controversial Speaker Charles Murray,” March 3]: One does not have to agree with Charles Murray’s ideas, or even be interested in hearing him speak, to be deeply disturbed by the efforts of Middlebury College students to silence him. The advantage of living in a liberal democracy is that it affords numerous ways in which to challenge speakers with whom one disagrees: engaging those speakers in the marketplace of ideas, for example, or ignoring them entirely.



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Burlington’s proposed 14-story high-rise is represented fraudulently by PKSB Architects in [“In Burlington, Upward Growth or ‘Vertical Sprawl’?” February 22]. As a land planner and building designer, I know how 3D representations can mislead or inform the public. The model on page 20 shows about 15 feet of shade cast to the north from the building. However, actual shade cast by this building will cover the entire street to the north and reach into the park while darkening the buildings to the east in the afternoon and stretching over buildings toward the lake in the morning. Fourteen stories casts very long shadows — one of the reasons tall buildings tend to denude public outdoor space. Meanwhile, the model shows roughly accurate shade cast for every other building. This model should be retracted publicly and a new, accurate model produced. It should represent the shadows at various times of day and throughout the year that the proposed building will cast on its neighbors, streets and the adjacent park.

In contrast, using a heckler’s veto to keep unpopular speakers from expressing their views not only stifles a particular speaker but threatens to chill public discourse by discouraging others with controversial ideas from sharing them. Popular viewpoints do not require the protections provided by free-speech rights; objectionable ones do. What is saddest about the spectacle surrounding Murray’s aborted speech is that many of his antagonists seem oblivious to the history of freedom of speech on American college campuses. For much of the second half of the 20th century, from the struggle against McCarthyites and loyalty oaths in the 1950s to the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, progressive students and faculty had to fight for the right to express themselves freely. It is hard to imagine that anyone fully aware of that legacy could wish to suppress others as they were once censored themselves. Allowing one controversial speaker, no matter how offensive to some, is unlikely to undermine our values or damage our society. Allowing no controversial speakers threatens us all.

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MARCH 08-15, 2017 VOL.22 NO.26




Diminishing Democracy? At Kirby Town Meeting, the 18 Percent Rule


'Til Death Do Us Pay: Legislators Consider Divorcing Alimony Laws



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Vermont Trekkies Must Transport Fan Film to a New Universe Storytelling Branches Out With CommunityShared Tales and Food BY JACQUELINE LAWLER

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Early Sedition

History: How a thin-skinned U.S. president jailed a Vermont newspaperman BY PAUL HEINTZ


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Arts: International travel tensions have local arts groups on standby BY DAN BOLLES




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On Track Locomotive enthusiasts follow the tracks to the Northwest Vermont Model Railroad Association’s Model Railroad Show. ˜ is 30th annual exhibition is the largest of its kind in the state and features more than 100 display and vendor tables alongside working model trains. Kids and adults alike get on board at St. Albans’ Collins-Perley Sports Complex. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 53


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Barack Obama. Robin Williams. Terry Gross. ˜ ese are just a few of the heavy hitters to sit across from comedian Marc Maron for his breakout podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.” ˜ ese days, Maron is out of his Los Angeles garage, where he records the smash show, and on the road for his cross-country Too Real Tour. Catch the whip-smart comic on the Flynn MainStage. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 54

What better time to reflect on second-wave feminism than Women’s History Month? “Women & the Counterculture,” a roundtable discussion presented by the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Commission on Women, focuses on the experiences of 1970s feminists across the country and the state. Panelists including Women’s March on Montpelier organizer Melinda Moulton and poet Verandah Porche look back on the radical decade. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 58


After Dark ˜ e artist Vincent van Gogh is quoted as saying, “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” ˜ e members of Formosa Quartet seem to agree. Capital City Concerts presents the prize-winning ensemble, joined by director/flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Paul Orgel, in a nocturnally inspired program that includes the Taiwanese love song “Rainy Night Flower.” SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 54


Say Cheese Love it or hate it, the selfie is here to stay — and has, in fact, been a part of American visual art for centuries. “American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity” showcases 90 images examining what Middlebury College Museum of Art director Richard Saunders calls “our enormous appetite for recording faces.” SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 74

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It’s just about time to get down and dirty in the garden, and the Burlington Seed Swap will help you dig in. Green thumbs offer up their own non-GMO seeds or other agricultural resources in exchange for a wide variety of garden starters, including heirlooms and unusual varieties. Workshops, kids’ activities and a community garden plot sign-up round out the day.


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Nectar’s gets in on the weekend’s Fat Tuesday-style fun with its Mardi Gras Celebration. ˜ e Queen City club serves up more than 12 hours of tunes by the likes of PitchBlak Brass Band, Swift Technique and the high-spirited, Balkan-inspired Bella’s Bartok. Keep reading for a rundown of Burlington’s Mardi Gras musical happenings by Seven Days’ Jordan Adams. (A pullout guide is inserted in this issue, too.)


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downtown development, tax increment in-state environmental programs and pofinancing, and the proposed “sales-tax tential deregulation of midwestern coalholiday” for energy-efficient vehicles fired power plants, which could prompt and appliances. Also, that $12 million tax the return of acid rain. The Scott administration isn’t any break for nonresidential property owners. Ancel’s committee has just received a happier over Trump’s plans for the U.S. waterways cleanup bill from the House Environmental Protection Agency. JULIE MOORE, the governor’s natural Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee. That bill, shepherded by com- resources secretary, shares the alarm. mittee chair DAVID DEEN (D-Westminster), “Overall, federal funds represent more combines the revenue from an existing than a third of the agency’s total budget,” property transfer tax with Treasurer BETH she noted. “Some of the funds come in from the feds, and we turn around and PEARCE’s plan for $50 million in bonding grant to municipalities, over the next two years typically for projects to get the cleanup off related to drinking and running, plus a lonwater and wastewater ger-term funding source treatment.” involving new taxes and Also on the Trumpian fees in future years. chopping block: polThe former is likely lution prevention to survive in Ways and programs that help busiMeans; the latter, not so nesses cut down on use much. of toxic materials; the “I don’t think there’s Lake Champlain Basin much disagreement Program that coordithat we’re going to use nates cleanup among the bonding capacity New York, Vermont and and property transfer R E P. K I T TY TO LL Québec; and brownfields tax,” said Ancel. “I think cleanup efforts that have where there’s a different done much to revitalize perspective is how much we need to decide this year what we’re Vermont’s old downtowns. If the Trump cuts go into full effect, going to do two years from now.” Moore may find herself managing a shell Or, in road-sign terminology, “Slow: of an agency. She estimates that one-third Speed bumps ahead.” of the Agency of Natural Resources’ staff The natural caution over increasing positions are wholly or partly funded by taxes is compounded by the looming the feds. threat of major federal spending cuts. If And then there’s the real monster on the landscape might change radically in the horizon: the specter of a major overcoming months, why should lawmakers haul, or even repeal, of the Affordable try to address the long term? Care Act. “I think that plays into the decision,” “That has the potential to have a much Ancel acknowledged. larger budgetary impact than the EPA cuts The tidings from Washington, D.C., we’ve been talking about,” said Copeland grow ever more ominous. “We continue Hanzas. “And it has the potential to really to be concerned about what we’re hearimpact people’s lives and health.” ing,” said Rep. SARAH COPELAND HANZAS Put it all together, and the picture is (D-Bradford), the House’s point person much the same as it’s been since January. on federal budget matters. “Not as much Vermont’s current budget situation is in the way of specifics as we might have extremely tight, and the worst is almost hoped at this point, but we get stronger certainly yet to come. indications each day about what the proposed budget might look like.” Last Friday, Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.) Blades Versus Blades held a rare home-state press conference There was some last-minute commotion to sound the alarm over what he called last month around the proposed Swanton President DONALD TRUMP’s intent to take Wind project, a seven-turbine ridgelinea “machete” to environmental spending wind farm currently under consideration and regulation. by the state Public Service Board. “What we’re hearing is potentially Well, technically it was after the last devastating,” Copeland Hanzas said. She’s minute. Public comment on the project concerned about losses in funding for was closed on February 17, but six days




later the Vermont Army National Guard filed a three-point objection and asked to be granted intervenor status. Backers of Swanton Wind were taken aback by the guard’s late entry. “We filed our certificate of public good in September of 2016,” noted lobbyist ANTHONY IARRAPINO, spokesperson for the project. “We did so with a lot of publicity, so it wasn’t a secret. Anyone with an interest would have time to come forward.” The guard didn’t have a good explanation for the delay. Captain DYANA ALLEN, the guard’s spokesperson, offered a generic reference to “careful consideration.” Seems a bit weak. Turns out that the guard’s February 23 letter wasn’t its first missive on Swanton Wind. The broad outlines of the project were unveiled in September 2015; two months later, the guard wrote a letter to the PSB asserting that Swanton Wind “would clearly have an adverse impact” on its operations. So, on the one hand the guard has taken a consistent position. On the other, the delay in formal filing makes even less sense. There’s also the fact that the Air National Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration have both given Swanton Wind their stamp of approval. What’s different with the Army National Guard? “The Air National Guard in Vermont flies F-16s,” Allen explained. “The Army National Guard flies rotary aircraft. F-16s would be flying at a much higher altitude.” Allen asserted that the wind farm would interfere with helicopter test flights and with guard operations involving drug enforcement and search and rescue. Seems reasonable. But wouldn’t the same objection apply to any largescale turbine anywhere in Vermont? Maybe. “I don’t want to say that we would object to every single windmill project,” Allen said. “The way we look at things is pretty inclusive of what is going on in that area. If you had a lot of windmills in one location or there are multiple other hazards in an area, yes, it would probably be our stance that there would be a safety issue.” Iarrapino professed “tremendous respect” for the guard but pointed out that “they are trained to fly under combat conditions.” It seems reasonable, he asserted, to think that pilots could “safety navigate around stationary objects that are well marked.” Another point of contention: the FAA’s position on Swanton Wind. Iarrapino cites an FAA study that concluded the project poses “no hazard to air navigation.” However, the guard claims

exactly the opposite: that the FAA has found the structure “exceeds obstruction standards” and could interfere with instrument landings at Franklin County Airport, which its pilots use frequently. Funny thing about the guard’s claim: They can’t, or won’t, back it up. There is no citation, and the guard declined to provide a reference or link or any documentation. It’s kind of like taking a math test and providing only the answers. “Show your work,” a teacher would say. There’s history informing all of this back-and-forth. It involves one BRIAN DUBIE, former lieutenant governor, retired Air National Guard pilot and staunch opponent of Swanton Wind, which would be located about a mile from his home. Dubie is a fixture in military aviation circles, and his brother MICHAEL DUBIE is a former commanding officer of the Vermont Army National Guard. And the ex-LG has a history of using his connections to rally opposition to Swanton Wind. In 2015, he enlisted state and military officials in an unsuccessful effort to change the FAA’s position on Swanton Wind. Is he pulling strings once again? When given two opportunities to flatly deny it on the record, Brian Dubie dodged. He pivoted immediately to his position as chair of the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association, in which he publicly advocates for aviation safety. Including safety from large wind turbines. “I know all about the Franklin County approach,” he said. “Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s safe.” Later in the conversation, Dubie gave a hedged denial of involvement in the guard’s action. “I didn’t know they were going to intervene,” he said. That’s a very specific denial: He didn’t know about the February 23 letter before it was sent. What goes unsaid is whether Dubie has been lobbying for the guard to get involved. Whether or not the guard is granted intervener status, the disputes around its letter show just how deep and strong the passions run on both sides. Given the PSB’s recent proposal of surprisingly stringent rules for ridgeline turbines, advocates of the Swanton project have to be wondering if an ill wind isn’t blowing their way. m

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own meeting in Kirby resembles an animated version of a Norman Rockwell painting. About 80 residents — of the town’s total population of 493 — sat side-by-side Tuesday in wooden pews and on metal folding chairs as Republican former state legislator John McClaughry presided over his 51st consecutive Kirby town meeting. Behind him hung a quilt stitched with the state’s motto: “Freedom & Unity.” To the side was an American flag, to which the assembly pledged allegiance. Town Clerk Wanda Grant was honored for her 35 years of service with a standing ovation and an antique map of Kirby. Halfway through the 100-minutelong meeting, a resident asked for a moment of silence for a 103-year-old woman and all the other townspeople who had died in 2016. The dozen schoolage children and some babies in the crowd served as a reminder that life goes on. All but one of the 25 articles under consideration was approved unanimously, or nearly so, by voice vote. The town’s $1.5 million school budget was passed without debate. Actual balloting took place only for a two-way race for a selectboard seat, which the incumbent won by a 43-24 margin. Town Meeting Day in this Northeast Kingdom community was simultaneously inspiring and humdrum. Those present — about 18 percent of Kirby’s eligible residents actually voted — carried out their democratic duties with requisite solemnity, but the public debate seemed largely perfunctory. That may reflect the loss of control over many substantive matters experienced by Kirby and most small towns in Vermont, McClaughry suggested. A staunch decentralist, he suggested that declining attendance and desultory proceedings at a large number of Vermont’s annual meetings is because the state has usurped many policies and programs that used to be the purview of towns. In McClaughry’s view, the shift toward central authority and away from local control was set in motion in the 1960s when Phil Hoff, Vermont’s first Democratic governor, took management of “poor relief ” away from towns and vested it in a welfare bureaucracy in Montpelier. Review

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and regulation of major land-use projects soon came under the state’s aegis, as well, in the form of Act 250. And during the past few decades, McClaughry added, state education officials have pushed to consolidate many towns’ public schools into large unified districts, as per Act 46. Frank Bryan, a retired University of Vermont professor and author of several books and articles on the virtues of local self-governance, shares McClaughry’s skepticism about the durability of town meeting, a cornerstone of the state’s political culture. “The prospects seem bleaker and bleaker,” Bryan wrote in an email. “The most recent atrocity is Act 46.” McClaughry acknowledged that increased centralization has not been

an entirely negative development. But, he added, its underlying consequence — the waning of Vermont’s 255-year tradition of direct democracy — has been a disaster of historic dimensions. He said he foresees a time when towns’ duties will consist of little more than maintaining local roads, “keeping up the cemetery” and issuing dog licenses. With little of substance on the annual agenda of most town meetings, they are becoming largely symbolic gatherings, McClaughry observed, but he hastened to point out: “The symbolism is very important, because it reinforces the idea that we are free men and women.” Susan Clark, coauthor with Bryan of All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and

Community,” agrees that the town meeting in Vermont is generally “in decline.” She emphasized, however, that participation varies greatly from town to town and that “the spirit of direct democracy that animates town meeting in Vermont is very much alive.” Clark rates Vermont’s town meetings as the most vibrant in New England, followed by those of Maine and New Hampshire. The annual conclaves are still significant events in some Massachusetts towns, Clark added, but are less robust in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Averill Leslie, a Hardwick native writing a PhD dissertation at the University of Chicago on town meeting democracy in New England, points out that worries about the allegedly sorry state of Vermont’s town meeting began not long after Bennington held the first such assembly in 1762. “It’s important to distinguish between town meeting changing versus town meeting dying,” Leslie wrote in an email. Some years, some town meetings do attract sizable crowds, involve impassioned debates and even generate national headlines. In 1982, for example, a call for a freeze on the number of U.S. and Soviet nuclear weapons won the support of 155 of the 185 Vermont towns that considered the question. Such a huge grassroots majority urging a sharp shift in president Ronald Reagan’s administration policy caught the attention of media outlets in Washington and New York. There’s speculation now that the upsurge in citizen activism triggered by Donald Trump’s presidency may reenergize town meeting. The turnout this year in Kirby was higher than average, according to McClaughry, who said only about 40 voters typically attend. Another sign of renewed life: A few Vermont towns debated on Tuesday whether to declare themselves sanctuary communities in defiance of Trump’s crackdown on unauthorized immigrants. Such efforts to address national or even global issues at citizen assemblies “invigorate the local meetings and help to continue their relevance,” suggested Tom Slayton, editor emeritus of Vermont Life magazine. “They will help keep town meetings vital into the future, even as more and more of the traditional


functions of such meetings are gradually taken over by the State of Vermont or the feds.” Scholars who have focused on town meeting in Vermont are in general agreement that statewide participation rates are dropping — precipitously in some cases. Bryan has estimated, for example, that attendance at town meetings statewide averaged about 20 percent of registered voters in the period from 1970 to 1998. By 1999, he calculated, the rate had plunged to 11 percent.




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More recent and more precise statewide statistics are not available because the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office has not measured town meeting head counts. This marks the first year that the secretary of state is requiring all towns to report turnouts. In Stowe, the fade-out has been so dramatic that the selectboard appointed a task force last year to report on causes and possible fixes. Attendance at Stowe’s town meeting averaged 370 during the 1998 to 2008 period, the task force noted in its study. Last year, 159 residents showed up. “The decline in attendance is likely due to a combination of factors, including increased population and economic activity, changes in how the town is managed, and demographic, social and technological changes,” the Stowe report stated. But while the task force

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could offer “no single or easy remedy,” it did warn that “neglect and business as usual at town meeting would certainly end in its demise.” The Stowe study cited findings by Clark and Bryan that suggest the efficacy of meetings and local rates of attendance correlate inversely with town size. “Town meetings work better, dramatically better, in towns with small populations,” the two authors wrote. “Analysis shows that increasing town size accounts for much of the decline in attendance at town meeting we have seen since 1970.” Clark and Bryan also pointed to greater reliance on the secret, Australian ballot as a disincentive to citizen participation in town meetings. More and more municipalities — including Burlington and Winooski — make key decisions that way now rather than through voice votes or a show of hands. No discussion is permitted. Marie Thomas, a civic activist in Richmond, lamented the growing reliance on secret balloting. “So many things are only on Australian ballot that it’s hard to keep town meeting going long enough to have lunch,” she wrote in an email. “I am one of the people who thinks that town meeting is the perfect opportunity to bring up town business.” But only a few hundred of Richmond’s roughly 2,800 registered voters take advantage of that opportunity, Thomas said. She offered a couple of possible reasons for the ebbing involvement: “These days, so many issues get discussed on Front Porch Forum,” while the local public-access TV station airs “so many government meetings that many don’t feel the need to congregate.” Technology can be used to offset its own negative impact on town meeting attendance, suggested Clark, who serves as moderator of the Middlesex meeting. Her town is facilitating “remote engagement” in town meeting via teleconferencing. It’s vital to take whatever actions may be needed to reinvigorate and sustain the viability of town meeting, she urged. Democracy itself cannot be preserved if citizens fail to take part in civic affairs, she warned: “It all comes down to whether people feel government is a ‘we’ or a ‘they.’” m

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fter 26 years of marriage, Rick Fleming and his wife divorced in the fall of 2009. The court ordered Fleming to send her $2,200 a month — for the rest of his life. Their children are grown, and they’ve both since remarried and have jobs, but he still has to hand over 40 percent of his income to her. “Divorce shouldn’t be a life sentence,” Fleming told a panel of state senators at a public hearing last month. His crusade for changes to the law — he wants to abolish permanent alimony and limit judges’ leeway to determine payments — is gaining momentum in the Vermont Statehouse. On March 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to create a task force to recommend changes to the law. “We’ve heard a lot of horror stories,” said Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham), who serves on the committee. “I think it’s important to have this task force to look at it.” Alimony is a court-ordered payment from a higherincome ex-spouse to a lower-income former partner. Traditionally, that has resulted in divorced husbands paying alimony to their ex-wives. The centuries-old system was designed to prevent nonworking women from becoming destitute after separating from their wage-earning husbands. Today, either spouse can be ordered to pay alimony. The logic for alimony’s continued existence: When one spouse makes sacrifices that advance the other spouse’s career, that person should be remunerated for those years of nonmonetary contributions. Postdivorce payments also help address the fact that job prospects can be meager for older people who have been out of the workforce. “There’s no question that it’s outdated — that today’s marriages and today’s lifestyles are much more different than they were 50 years ago,” said Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Sears (D-Bennington), referring to the state’s alimony statute. “The perception is that this is a rich, white, old man’s issue, and that’s not the case,” said Fleming, who is white and a manager at an oil company. But according to U.S. Census Bureau data, men still make up about 97 percent of those paying alimony. And not everyone is convinced that scaling back the practice would be in the best interest of women. “I would hate to take alimony off the table,” said University of Vermont professor Felicia Kornbluh, who specializes in gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Dismissing the policy as being outdated, she argues, “ignores the fact that we do still have economic discrimination” against women. Deeply personal and sometimes messy divorce proceedings aren’t often openly discussed. But a group of exasperated divorcées, led by Fleming and his second wife, are going public with stories they believe show alimony gone awry. In 2015, they created a group called Vermont Alimony Reform, now 70 members strong, according to Fleming.

“It’s a growing movement throughout the country,” said Fleming. “Vermont, which is very, very progressive in many ways, is behind the times.” States including Minnesota, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arkansas and Oregon have recently changed or are considering changes to their alimony laws. Massachusetts revamped its statute in 2012, placing strict limits on alimony. Payments cease when the payer retires or when the receiving spouse has lived with another romantic partner for at least three months. To bring more consistency to the system, the Massachusetts law also creates guidelines for determining alimony, based on the length of the marriage and the disparity between incomes. Vermont Alimony Reform is seeking those same changes in the Green Mountain State, which, Fleming maintains, has one of the most “archaic” and “draconian” laws in the country. He notes that Vermont is one

of only a handful of states that still allows permanent alimony. When making these decisions, Vermont judges consider both spouses’ finances, the length of their marriage, their ages and their ability to work. They also take into account the couple’s standard of living. Alimony is supposed to allow the person it supports to maintain his or her lifestyle, not just stay out of poverty. Vermont Alimony Reform wants payments limited to the amount necessary for the other spouse to become self-sufficient — through training programs or education, for instance — rather than continuing indefinitely. Exceptions would be made for people with disabilities or mental health problems. “Currently, our system is based on entitlement — it should be rehabilitative,” Craig Miller told senators at the public hearing. The Chester resident introduced himself as a former payer of alimony. He said his lawyer warned him ahead of his divorce: “You’re a man, you’re





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a professional, and you’ve been married “Nevertheless, they’re cause for confor 15 years. You’re gonna get screwed.” cern,” he said. Grearson has been reluctant to emMiller was one of about a dozen people who shared stories of financial brace wholesale reform. He said he does hardship that evening. The committee, support writing guidelines into the law however, heard only one side of each but cautioned the committee against account. No one on the receiving end adopting rigid standards that would of alimony testified, nor did the judges reduce judges’ discretion. who made the decisions. Pricilla Dubé, a longtime Burlington Dan Woodcock of Waitsfield, who divorce attorney, agreed that approach divorced in 2013, told the committee, “I is impractical: “I have people who have am hundreds of thousands of dollars in moved from other countries to be with debt. This was a known fact [when the their spouse. They don’t even speak the court issued its alimony order], but I still language, and then they get divorced. I pay over $100 a day in spousal support.” mean, how do you take that into account Woodcock said he’s asked the court to with a [formula]? It’s not possible.” reconsider three times — Patricia Benelli, a lawyer which the law allows if who chairs the Vermont there is a significant and Bar Association’s Family unanticipated change in Law Committee, unsuccircumstances — without cessfully tried to dissuade success. the committee from callCharlie Morse, a ing for a comprehensive Northfield farmer, said review of the law. “I think if he nearly had to sell off you do this, you’re going to farm equipment to make be opening Pandora’s box,” an unexpected alimony she said. payment. Ultimately, his The endeavor will second wife stepped in to almost certainly stir up a cover the $17,000 expense. RIC K F L EMING debate about gender roles. Fleming is also relying Alimony reformers say on his second wife, Amy, they’re trying to modernize to make payments to his first one. If not a patriarchal policy that’s now punitive for Amy, he said, “I would probably be for both women and men. Still, regardliving in the back of my car.” At the time less of their motives, they must deal of his divorce, he owned a business he with the fact that men’s rights groups says was on the brink of going under; he champion the same cause. (Fleming said later sold it to pay his debts. Vermont Alimony Reform has no ties to Fleming asked for reconsideration such groups.) in a case that went to the Vermont “It’s a difficult issue for feminists,” Supreme Court, which ruled against said Kornbluh, who admits to having him. Two years ago, after spending up- mixed feelings about alimony. She wards of $250,000 in alimony payments added: “The claim is that [the push for and legal fees, he filed for bankruptcy. reform] is not for alimony payers or A divorced Essex Junction woman for men, and yet it seems clear that the told the Senate committee, “I am re- outcome would be that alimony payers, sponsible for paying alimony to a man typically postdivorce men, would be who was emotionally abusive to me, paying less. I would have to believe that and every month that I have to write this is kind of the point,” she said. that check to him and provide for him a Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint life that I cannot provide myself is very (D-Windham) supports the effort to difficult.” reexamine Vermont’s laws — with some “Obviously, it’s a very personal, reservations. “Although gender roles emotional issue for anyone involved in within households have shifted drathe process,” said Chief Administrative matically over the last three decades, we Judge Brian Grearson. But, he noted, still do not have parity,” she said. “Study alimony disputes are quite rare in after study has shown that women Vermont. Of the 2,380 divorce cases who work outside the home still do the that came though the state’s court majority of housework and childcare system last year, only 181 were con- duties on top of their career work.” tested, according to Grearson. The Kornbluh has concluded that judiciary doesn’t track why cases were alimony, although imperfect, addresses contested, he said, but it’s unlikely all this persistent inequity: “It is not a 181 dealt with alimony. great system, and yet it is the system we Sears said he’s aware that his com- have.” m mittee is hearing about “outlier” cases — and only getting one side of the story. Contact:


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n June Tierney’s office, everything that hangs on the walls or sits on the shelves has a deliberate purpose, just like the woman behind the desk. Take, for instance, the True Grit movie poster. Tierney identifies with Mattie Ross, the ponytailed 14-year-old upstart who endures obstacles in the classic Western while pursuing justice for her murdered father. Tierney’s own true grit was tested when she served in the Army as a lesbian in the 1980s — an era before “don’t ask, don’t tell,” when gays faced discharge for their sexual preference. Not being able to mention her personal life at work was humiliating, she said. “I felt completely robbed because, but for that public policy or whatever you want to call it, I would have served in the military for my career,” Tierney said. Tierney traded that career for civilian public service: Instead of serving as a soldier in defense of her country, the 53-year-old defends the letter of the law. She spent the last nine years as a lawyer with the state Public Service Board and seven years before that at the Public Service Department, laboring behind the scenes over energy policy legalese. In January, she took over as Gov. Phil Scott’s public service commissioner, heading the department where she once worked. Observers don’t know what the appointment of this earnest civil servant signals about Scott’s plans for energy policy following an election in which he pledged to push for major changes, including banning ridgeline wind development. Where does Tierney come down in the debate over whether Vermont has too much or needs more large-scale renewables? “It’s not about me and my views,” she said. “It’s about public policy.” She would, she said, have been willing to do this job for either Scott or his pro-renewables Democratic opponent, Sue Minter. Tierney is not the ardent stick-withcarbon-fuels appointee that environmentalists feared a pro-business governor like Scott might choose, said Ben Walsh, climate and energy program director for the pro-renewables Vermont Public Interest Research Group. “You’re

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getting a legitimate expert who’s a career public servant,” he said. But neither is she the house-cleaning outsider whom those frustrated by Vermont’s recent energy-siting policies had desired. “It was not an appointment I expected,” said Annette Smith, who, as executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, is the state’s most outspoken critic on renewableenergy siting.

As the quasi-judicial Public Service Board’s lead lawyer for five years, Tierney helped write many of the decisions that critics of large-scale wind view as favorable to renewable-energy developers. Smith is also wary of the revolving door between the board that regulates utilities and the department that is supposed to represent utility customers. Tierney was so steeped in cases as the board’s lawyer that she’s recused

herself from all projects pending before the board as of December 15. Those include Vermont Gas’ natural gas pipeline and the seven-turbine Swanton Wind project. But like Walsh, Smith expressed optimism that perhaps this deliberate by-the-books lawyer can bring order to what she sees as an unruly permitting process. “If the Scott administration slowly moves things back to neutral, that is a better democracy,” Smith said. Tierney’s appointment is not the only hard-to-read message Scott has sent, energy advocates say. Scott impressed Walsh and other renewable fans by spending his very first gubernatorial press conference championing a solar canopy installed by the Waterbury-based company SunCommon. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” Walsh said. Smith and fellow critics of former governor Peter Shumlin’s pro-renewable policies loved Scott’s campaign promises, including the wind moratorium and his pledge to give communities more say in where solar projects are sited. But, they wonder, will Scott deliver? “Obviously, we would have [already] loved to have seen [a moratorium],” said Christine Lang, who’s trying to halt Swanton Wind, which would be built next to her home. “It’s not moving as fast as we would have liked.” As it turns out, she will likely never see that moratorium. Though he insisted he’d work for one as recently as December, Scott acknowledged in a recent interview that he’d never get such a policy through the legislature. Nor does he have the legal authority to simply ban wind projects via executive order. “We have contemplated a moratorium and don’t feel as though that’d be the appropriate path at this point,” Scott said. “We’re contemplating another way to prevent ridgeline wind.” That includes trying to stop the Swanton project, the largest pending wind proposal in the state, Scott said. Though developers Travis and Ashley Belisle argue that their hillside site is no mountaintop ridgeline, the governor said opponents have persuaded him that the site is unsuitable. How can Scott halt projects without enacting a moratorium? Those who follow energy policy in Vermont say a governor has considerable, though not





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have “a tremendous influence” on the board’s decisions. Indeed, that seems to be the case. Last Friday, the board issued proposed rules on sound emissions that are arguably even more restrictive than those Tierney requested — 42 decibels during the daytime and 35 decibels at night. Smith still finds the levels, and the state’s enforcement of sound standards, insufficient and hopes for more changes before they are enacted. Scott will also soon put his imprint on the Public Service Board. The governor will pick a chair to succeed James Volz, who was appointed to consecutive six-year terms by former governors Jim Douglas and Shumlin. As the only full-timer on the three-member panel, the chair has considerable power over the board’s direction. “That’s huge,” said Richard Sedano, who works on energy policy for the Regulatory Assistance Project in Montpelier. “There are a lot of choices in the way a board manages cases. They can be creative.” Volz has stayed on the job past the March 1 end of his term, as Scott has not yet interviewed replacement candidates. The governor said he wants “someone who is fair, judicious and shares in some of my vision.” Scott said he also wants a chair who can make the board “more userfriendly. It doesn’t seem as though it’s user-friendly out there.”


all-encompassing, power to affect the outcome of energy-development cases. The people Scott appoints to various state agencies — including the Public Service Department and the Agency of Natural Resources — have leeway in interpreting data about a development’s potential effect on the environment. That can make or break the project’s prospects for getting the necessary certificate of public good from the Public Service Board. “The governor has put people in agencies who are there because they’ve expressed an ability to support these policies,” Tierney said. “From a Scott administration, I think you could fairly expect to see a Public Service Department that is saying, the public good requires there be no wind on ridgelines, and here’s the evidence.” Tierney has already shown signs of shifting wind policy. In mid-January, she filed comments to the Public Service Board on proposed new rules governing wind projects’ sound emissions. Tierney recommended that the board lower the sound threshold allowed outside neighboring homes from 45 decibels to 42. She also argued that the board should broaden the range of factors it considers when judging turbine sound to include the impact on neighbors. Olivia Campbell Andersen, executive director of the trade group Renewable Energy Vermont, called Tierney’s comments “a drastic shift” that could amount to a moratorium. “The requirements go beyond what is technically possible” and would prevent even small wind projects from being built, she said. Campbell Anderson said the Public Service Department’s interpretations


Walters: State Dems Tap Faisal Gill for Party Chair

Richmond voters˜passed a resolution Tuesday at Town Meeting Day declaring it a community that welcomes all people regardless of their nationality, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or gender identity. Longtime resident Jeff Forward introduced the nonbinding resolution and explained to the crowd of about 180 people that he decided not to include any reference to sanctuary status because Richmond has already adopted a fair and impartial policing policy. But, Forward said, he wanted the town to respond to national trends he sees as worrisome. “I don’t believe this nastiness in our country is who we are as a country, and I know for a fact it’s not who we are as a community,” Forward said. “So for town meeting, I wanted to come up with some kind of positive and affirming statement for us to adopt.” Voters also approved a $3.5 million town budget, which was amended slightly upward to give Town Clerk Linda Parent a $6,000 raise. Richmond resident and Justice of the Peace Jane Van Landingham introduced the proposal to give Parent a pay increase and initially proposed a sum of $3,000. ˛ e crowd enthusiastically embraced the idea and pushed to double the amount. Parent is the “face of Richmond,” Van Landingham said, adding that she does all of the regular duties of a town clerk, plus all of the jobs that just need doing. ˛ at sometimes involves grabbing a shovel and removing a dead porcupine from the road. “She never tells you, ‘I don’t know’ or ‘˛ is isn’t in my job description,’” Van Landingham said. Parent’s pay will increase from $47,334 to $53,334 annually. She thanked voters for their confidence — and then reminded them to register their dogs.

For what may be the first time in Vermont history, a member of a minority group will lead a major political party. By a 31-7 vote Saturday, the Democratic State Committee elected Faisal Gill as interim party chair. Gill replaces Dottie Deans, who decided to step down before the end of her term in November. Gill is expected to seek reelection to a full term as party chair at that time. The new chair, whose first name rhymes with “castle,” is an attorney from Winooski and currently leads the Chittenden County Democrats. He was an unsuccessful candidate for state Senate in 2016, finishing eighth in a Democratic primary for six Chittenden County nominations. “Having a Pakistani Muslim chair of the party is a beautiful thing, especially during this time when we’re seeing so much hatred around the country,” said Conor Casey, the state party’s executive director. “And I think Faisal can be the glue that holds this party together during uncertain times.” In the race for party chair, an unpaid position, Gill easily defeated 29-year-old Nick Clark, an Upper Valley resident, an unsuccessful candidate for the Vermont House and a founder of the Upper Valley Young Liberals. Clark had cast himself as a “Berniecrat” and a more progressive choice for chair. For Casey, the top priority is party building from the ground up. “There is a commitment to building up the town and county committees,” he said. “This is our bench for the future. We’ve got to be in fighting shape, because there’s a lot of fights ahead.” Gill shares Casey’s grassroots focus and also wants to develop “a clear, concise message … about inclusion and opportunity.”


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Middlebury College to Investigate Violent Protest of Murray Lecture Middlebury College has launched an independent investigation into what happened during — and after — an attempted lecture last ˛ ursday by controversial author Charles Murray, school president Laurie Patton said Monday. She said the Middlebury Police Department will also investigate a confrontation that took place after the lecture, as Murray left the campus hall. ˛ e department’s chief, however, said that he had yet to receive a criminal complaint. A school official previously said professor Allison Stanger was injured while protecting Murray from a “mob” that descended on them as they tried to leave ˛ ursday evening. “˛ is was an incredibly violent confrontation,” Bill Burger, the Middlebury College vice president for communications, told Seven Days on Friday. School officials aborted a planned lecture by Murray, who has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, after protesters shouted him down from inside Wilson Hall. He later gave an abbreviated talk, live-streamed online and mediated by Stanger, from a different room inside the McCullough Student Center. The school initiated an independent investigation “to establish a baseline of information,” Patton wrote. An account submitted to the press Saturday, purportedly by students involved, refutes much of the college’s account of the incident and portrays staff and public safety officers as the aggressors during the confrontation. Patton said the school believes students and outside protesters were involved.


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“We all have the right to make our voices heard, both in support of and in opposition to people and ideas,” Patton wrote. “Our concern is acts of disruption and violence, where available means of peaceful protest were declined.” Murray is best known for his 1994 book ˜ e Bell Curve, which seeks to correlate social inequality to genetics. He had been invited by Middlebury’s American Enterprise Institute Club to speak ˛ ursday. But many of the 400 people who packed the hall drowned him out, chanted and jeered until he left the stage about 20 minutes after trying to begin his talk. “If it hadn’t been for Allison and Bill keeping hold of me and the security guards pulling people off me, I would have been pushed to the ground. ˛ at much is sure,” Murray recounted Sunday.

Middlebury Police Chief ˛ omas Hanley said Tuesday that he has yet to speak with Patton. A police investigator visited campus Monday to attempt to contact Stanger, but she was not there and has not responded to calls, the chief told Seven Days. “We have no details, we have no witnesses and, right now, I don’t even have a complainant,” Hanley said. “Right now, we have no information.” Stanger also has not responded to Seven Days’ requests for comment. “If they’d like to make a complaint that she’s been assaulted, we’ll sit her down and get a statement from her,” Hanley said.



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Lang agrees. When she testified before the board about the Swanton project, “It’s like we weren’t even there,” she said. “You need someone who listens to the people.” Vermonters should expect shifts in how the state’s energy policy is delivered as one governor takes over from another, said Sedano, who served as public service commissioner under Democratic governor Howard Dean. “I think, from Dean to Douglas, it changed quite a lot,” he said. “The new people in Douglas’ administration were laser-focused on high electric rates … What we were seeing during the Douglas administration was a kind of passive approach to anything that wasn’t about lowering rates.” Tierney said affordability is central to Scott’s administration but won’t be the only consideration. Energy-policy decisions will reflect his commitment to reaching the state’s goal of 90 percent renewable power by 2050, she said. But Campbell Andersen contends that the state can’t meet that goal without wind power — “especially if we want to be energy independent,” she said. Scott disagreed, though he may have a different definition of energy independence. On a recent trip up north, the governor sought to solidify the state’s relationship with HydroQuébec in hopes that the Canadian hydroelectric company can supply more renewable power to Vermont. That, coupled with new forms of energy still in development, would bring Vermont to its goal, he said. “I’m confident we do not need ridgeline development,” Scott said. Tierney agreed that the goal is reachable and is one she’ll work to achieve as a soldier in Scott’s army. She didn’t seek the job as commissioner, she said, but “when the governor calls, you say ‘yes’ in my world.” The Army veteran and the lawyer in her make the difficult job sound simple. The human being — the one whose personality is on display in the décor of her downtown Montpelier office — appears to know how hard the job is. On the conference table in her office, just below the True Grit movie poster, sits a crystal ball. “A lot of what we do is looking into a crystal ball and planning for the future,” she said. But reality more resembles what she calls her “muddled ball,” a dark green glass orb that sits on the windowsill. “That’s the one I actually look into,” she said. m


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even Days’ writers can’t possibly read, much less review, the number of books that arrive in a steady stream by post, email and, in one memorable case, a conspiracy of lemurs. So this monthly feature is our way of introducing you to five books by Vermont authors. To do that, we contextualize each book just a little and quote a single representative sentence from, yes, page 32. Inclusion here implies neither approval nor derision on our part, but simply: Here is a bunch of books, arranged alphabetically by authors’ names, that Seven Days readers might like to know about.

A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis From a Modern-Day Pilgrim

Kings & Queens in Their Castles

Abigail Carroll, Eerdmans, 96 pages. $12.99.

Tom Atwood, Damiani, 144 pages. $45.

[Photo caption] Michael Musto, Village Voice columnist and television personality, New York, NY Tom Atwood grew up in rural Vermont, but his photography career has taken him around the world for glamorous jobs and exhibitions. Now based in New York, Atwood has released a unique book featuring 160 portraits, culled from 350 taken over 15 years. His mission was to explore “the LGBTQ experience in the U.S.A.,” he writes in an introduction, explaining, “I felt there was a need for a contemplative photo series of the community.” The individuals are pictured at home, indoors or out; some images are posed, others capture quotidian activity. In the photo cited above, the longtime Village Voice writer sits on his bed in a typically shoebox-size New York City apartment crammed with bookshelves, cabinets and stacks of belongings. Some of Atwood’s subjects are famous, such as singer Rufus Wainwright, actor Alan Cumming and writer-director John Waters. Among the Vermonters represented are cartoonist-writer ALISON BECHDEL and her partner, HOLLY TAYLOR, standing by a lush garden in Jericho. Another is ANTHONY BARRETO-NETO, identified as a transgender sheriff in Barton, Vt. From eccentric urbanites to earthy homesteaders, Atwood’s subjects represent a spectrum of American experiences and definitions of “castle.” P.P.

Cautionary Chronicles: An Illustrated Compendium of Human Striving David Ross Gunn, Fomite, 164 pages. $15.

Did wanderlust Send you to Rome, Or your mother, Pica, Who must have thought it would do you Some good? This Vermont-based “pilgrim” is the author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal and a pastor of arts and spiritual formation at the Church at the Well, a nondenominational enterprise in Burlington. In this volume, ABIGAIL CARROLL’s métier is poetry, imagined as letters to the titular 12th-century saint, whom she considers “a complex man who lived a life of radical faith.” In approaching St. Francis from her 21st-century perspective, Carroll seems to consider her queries as exemplars for questions — and answers — that might help readers better understand the world we live in now. In her introduction, she notes that St. Francis has, at this point, been relegated primarily to garden statuary. Yet she seeks “to parse man and saint — getting under his halo, so to speak.” In so doing, the author strives to invite the saint into her “spiritual landscape” and to bridge the gulf between his life and her own. P.P Abigail Carroll celebrates her book launch on ˜ ursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington.

“If you want proof that statutes [sic] are not among the most sharp-witted of inanimate objects, you need only revisit the 1999 All Species Invitational Diving Competition, held on the campus of the Dinklaker Zoological Research Institute.” DAVID ROSS GUNN’s cryptic new book presents a collection of peculiar blackand-white photographs culled from the internet without explanation or context. A composer by trade, the Barre resident has instead appended to each image a very short, humorous fiction that riffs on the content of the pictures. Images of a prostrate man screaming at a frog, a Bible saleswoman and a person dangling from a propeller airplane — to cite three — take on comical meaning with the aid of Gunn’s bizarre anecdotes. Cautionary Chronicles began as a collection of postcards — numbering more than 300, Gunn says — that he sent over the course of several years to a friend. MARC ESTRIN, founder of Burlington-based FOMITE press, apparently saw promise in the pictures and suggested Gunn compile them in book form. Without an introduction, it’s impossible to understand what this is all about. Still, it’s a funny trip. Recommended as a bathroom book, consumed in small doses.






Wrongly Executed: The Long-Forgotten Context of Charles Sberna’s 1939 Electrocution Thomas Hunt, Seven • Seven • Eight, 260 pages. $25.80.

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Wrongly Executed is THOMAS third book on Mafiarelated subjects. All his works are self-published and heavily researched, and this one draws on numerous government documents and news articles from the 1930s. The nonfiction tale focuses on Charles Sberna, who was accused of killing a New York police officer and sentenced to death by electrocution in 1939. Sberna had family ties to the Mafia and “political subversives” — a factor that, Hunt implies, influenced the justice system to send him to his death despite inadequate evidence. In the introduction, the central Vermont author — who maintains an American Mafia history website — also links the apparent desire to do away with this particular man to the eugenics movement in 1930s America. Hunt refrains from pronouncing Sberna innocent or guilty, instead painting a picture of both the accused and the political and social environment of the era that conspired to kill him.










ix months ago, JIM BRAY’s latest episode of “Star Trek Anthology” — a collection of three web series produced by local Trekkies — was cruising along at warp speed. All were based, of course, on the fictional universe created by “Star Trek” founder Gene Roddenberry. And then Bray got swept up in the battle of Axanar, which disrupted his Franklin County production company like a photon torpedo to his warp drive. Now he can’t even use the terms “Star Trek,” “photon torpedo,” “warp drive” or any of the other culturally ubiquitous jargon from the classic sci-fi television and film franchise without risking legal repercussions. “When that hit, we were like, ‘We’re done!’” recalls Bray, a 55-yearold retired theatrical set designer in Highgate Springs and the creator and executive producer behind the webbased “Anthology” series. “For over 10 years people have been making these [“Star Trek”] fan films using common sense, doing them as a labor of love. Then this guy comes along and sees it as a way to line his pockets.” Bray is referring to a December 2015 lawsuit brought by “Star Trek” franchise owners CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures against Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions. According to court documents, California-based

Axanar raised more than $1 million through crowdfunding campaigns to produce a professional-quality prequel to the original 1960s “Star Trek” series. CBS and Paramount sued, claiming that Axanar had violated their intellectual property rights. Once the case settled late last year, CBS and Paramount issued restrictive new guidelines for hundreds of fan-film productions like Bray’s worldwide. The vast majority of those productions, he notes, are tiny mom-and-pop projects that are filmed on shoestring budgets as a way to celebrate “Star Trek” culture. Most are self-funded efforts using unpaid volunteers. A few — such as the Ticonderoga, N.Y.-based web series “Star Trek: New Voyages,” which rebuilt the entire set of the USS Enterprise using Desilu Productions’ original blueprints — occasionally pay their actors and crew, some of whom were associated with the real McCoy. Among other things, the new guidelines prohibit fans from using the words “Star Trek” in their title, forbid the use of paid actors and crews, restrict the length of fan films to a single 15-minute episode without sequels, and limit fundraising to no more than $50,000. Bray, who knew that resistance is futile, decided that the show must go on — if necessary, in a brand-new universe of their own design. Now, he and

his team say it’s been the best thing to happen to their project. It didn’t seem that way at first, he admits. At the time, Bray had just received delivery of $3,000 worth of Starfleet uniforms, sewn by a Las Vegas costume designer using fabrics from the original 1960s TV series. (Bray’s entire production budget is about $5,000.) But because the new guidelines prohibit the use of unlicensed “Star Trek” merchandise and costumes in fan films, Bray had to sell off his and start from scratch. “You’re looking at those uniforms,” he says, pointing to the film set he and his crew built on the stage of the Enosburg Opera House in Enosburg Falls, using the proceeds of that costume sale. Last week, Bray assembled a cast and crew of about a dozen people from around the country to shoot the first episode of “The Outer Rim.” As Bray explains, their new universe is akin to those found in the films Aliens and Starship Troopers. Corporations own and operate the government, and space travel is driven more by resource acquisition than Roddenberry’s nobler themes of scientific exploration and peaceful interspecies coexistence. The pilot episode of “The Outer Rim,” titled “Rift,” tells the story of a ragtag crew of five planetary surveyors on the last leg of a yearlong mission. Bray describes them as contractors “like Blackwater, only without the evil.”

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he evening opened with an invitation to listen: “I would suggest, for a moment, that you close your eyes.” ELISE SCHADLER, the founder of BIRD TO BRANCH, then read from David Foster Wallace’s essay This Is Water. Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the dayto-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.

And so the tone was set for Bird to Branch, a Burlington-area storytelling event that meets a handful of times over the year. Schadler launched it in 2009 as an evening of storytelling for her graduate school friends. Since then, it’s grown into an 80-person event at which stories are served alongside a dinner created by Schadler’s husband, SAM FULLER. About a month ago, a friend handed me a small flyer for a Bird to Branch event. It read: “Please join us for Community Storytelling & Dinner. Theme: Resistance.” So I decided to head to Bird to Branch with some friends, not knowing what to expect — and not at all expecting to tell a story myself. Famous last words. According to Schadler, the storytelling community is robust in Burlington. “There are people who actually practice and compete at ‘The Moth,’” she

noted. “I love going to those, but we try to create an atmosphere that is a little more intimate.” That intimacy was easily achieved at last week’s venue, Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne. That charming, family-run institution is both a working farm and a community gathering place. For Bird to Branch, we congregated in the music classroom. Its wood floor was scattered with comfy area rugs, high ceiling beams formed a rustic cathedral, and glowing string lights created a soft, warm atmosphere. Schadler had advised attendees to “bring your favorite floor pillow or camping chair. We also ask that you take off your shoes at the door, so slippers or cozy socks are a good idea, too.” We filed into Bread & Butter on an unseasonably warm February night. The parking lot foreshadowed an early mud season, and rain on the roof provided the evening’s soundtrack. Friends staked out their section of the floor and made camp. As the events are BYOB, we uncorked our pinot noir. It quickly became apparent that part of the night’s appeal would be running into old friends we hadn’t seen since winter forced us indoors. There was a strong sense of connection from the moment we walked in the door. The structure of Bird to Branch was five stories, dinner, then five stories more. Attendees put their name in a hat if they wanted to tell a story. At six o’clock, there was only one name in the hat. Schadler wasn’t worried, though. “Once a few stories are told, people tend to get comfortable,” she said. “After dinner, the hat fills up.”

Her belief inspired me. In the spirit of helping out, I threw my name in. I didn’t even have a story in mind. Personal experience told me that my name would not be chosen — after all, I’d never won a raffle. But this time was different. Butterflies flew into my stomach the moment Schadler called out my name. As I walked up to the storytelling chair, I realized that mine had better be good — I was the only thing standing between attendees and the feast to come. Savory aromas were already wafting into the room. I scanned my brain for a story about resistance and ended up talking about my hometown, Exeter, R.I. In the weeks after Sandy Hook, a very obscure clause in the town charter regarding concealed weapons permits elicited an emergency town meeting that was attended by four full buses of out-of-town NRA members. It was a story about how Tea Party-style resistance worked in the Obama era. As a result of their efforts, no measures would be taken to tighten the gun-control laws in that small rural town. At first it felt silly telling a mundane story about town hall meetings in another state, but the folks in the room made me feel at home. By the end, the storytelling felt conversational. Ultimately, I was glad that my turn came in the first half of the night, because then I could enjoy dinner. Fuller is the cofounder of All Souls Tortilleria and is an impressive home chef. On Bird to Branch nights, he wakes up at 6:30 a.m. to plan the family-style meal and gather ingredients. Last weekend, he featured

a new white-corn tortilla that All Souls was testing, as well as ingredients fresh from Bread & Butter. “Really, the farm decides the meal,” Fuller said. “They provided pork and beef heart. Those ingredients inspired me to infuse a Persian influence, and we went from there.” That night, we were stuffed with green rice and quinoa, a beet-cabbage slaw, black beans, pickled carrots, roasted sweet potato with pepitas and green chile, braised beef heart in tomato sauce, and slow-roasted pork shoulder seared with bitter orange. Though Fuller is the culinary wizard, Schadler handles dessert. There were two kinds of cookies: chocolate chip and no-bake chocolate oatmeal. The second round of storytelling was decidedly more relaxed. Not only were we in early food comas, but, as Schadler predicted, plenty of volunteers rounded out the night. Everyone grew either braver or more comfortable being vulnerable. Each storyteller interpreted differently the evening’s theme of “resistance.” There were tales of political arrests, travel, meditation, sea turtles and poachers. Some even sang songs. But to give many more details would be a disservice to the spirit of the evening. Even in revisiting my own story, I could not re-create the feeling of Bird to Branch — and maybe that’s the point. Like theater, the experience depends on being in the same space with others. As Fuller put it, “The thought behind the name Bird to Branch was creating a space for people to congregate — like creating a tree that was calling the birds.” Schadler added, “It’s amazing when you’re walking down the grocery store aisle and someone says to you, ‘I don’t know you, but I know this amazing story about your grandmother.’ Communitygenerated stories allow people to get really intimate.” Though I knew I would be reporting on Bird to Branch, I eventually stopped taking notes. The stories I heard were personal, interesting and demanded rapt attention. And it was a worthwhile way to spend a Saturday night. Schadler said the next Bird to Branch is likely to be in early summer. Keep an eye out for those little fliers.

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have to eat 30 percent more calories to maintain the same body weight, and they don’t gain weight even on high-calorie, high-fat diets. A 2004 study found that conventional mice had 42 percent more body fat than their GF peers; when gut microbiota from conventional mice were transplanted into GFs, their body fat jumped up by 60 percent in 10 days. When GF mice receive bacteria transplants from obese mice, they grow obese, while transplanting bacteria from lean mice keeps them lean. And a new mouse study from December suggests that gut bacterial colonies could be responsible for rebound weight gain after dieting — back when human ancestors endured feast-andfamine cycles, hosting bacteria that helped maintain your baseline weight may have been an evolutionary edge. The microbiota sure seems to be doing something weightwise, then, and it’s been suspected for a while that the balance of bacterial species may be a key factor in this. Around 90 percent of the bacteria in the human gut hail from one of

two phyla, Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes. The proportional size of each population varies widely, though — genetics, diet and weight all seemingly play a role, as do things like use of antibiotics — and a number of studies suggest that metabolic issues often turn up in tandem with a high ratio of Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes. Obese mice have more Firmicutes and fewer Bacteroidetes, but if you put those mice on a fat- or carbohydrate-restricted diet for a year, the Bacteroidetes take over. And researchers who measured the energy left over in human poop (by burning it — and you complain about your job) found that a 20 percent increase in the FirmicutesBacteroidetes ratio meant an extra 150 calories got absorbed from food daily. An imbalance of bacteria may not only affect fat storage and vitamin metabolism, but also how full we feel after eating. Though the F-B balance doesn’t correlate consistently with obesity itself, there’s a stronger association with other obesity-related health problems. Type 2 diabetics seem to

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a 2014 column on probiotics, introducing bacteria from the stool of a healthy volunteer has worked wonders with patients suffering from certain serious digestive-tract issues. But though studies are under way, researchers haven’t yet been able to induce weight loss through the same procedure — and in fact, as Art reports above, there has indeed been a case where a woman’s body mass index jumped into the obese range following a fecal transplant from her daughter. There are, of course, less drastic methods. Claims for the benefits of probiotic supplements struck me as overblown back in 2014; since then, some small-scale studies on probiotics and weight loss have looked more promising, but it’s still early. For now, you could always just ditch highly processed foods — a more natural diet means more nutrients get digested in the large intestine, where the “good” bacteria can do their thing more readily. That might take a little discipline, but until the crap-transplant people get their act together, it’s probably your best bet.


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he role bacteria play in our lives? More like the role we play in theirs. The human body is made up of 10 trillion cells governed by about 23,000 genes; the microorganisms that reside within it, mainly in the digestive tract, account for 100 trillion cells and about 3 million genes — we’re mightily outnumbered in our own innards. This gut microbiota, as they’re collectively known, doesn’t present a unified front, though: Its constituent species compete for resources, and you may be seeing the results of those skirmishes every time you step on the scale. As science searches for direct ways to help people lose weight (or at least accumulate it more slowly), scrutiny has turned to those critters deep inside you that affect digestion and fat storage. Or, more frequently, the equivalent critters deep inside mice. Among the key players in gut bacteria research are “germ-free” mice, bred and raised in hermetic isolation to have no microbiota at all. Compared to normal germy mice, germ-free mice

have fewer Bacteroidetes than nondiabetics, possibly due to how bacteria in the colon help digest dietary fiber. Obese and prediabetic persons ferment fiber into greater amounts of a chemical called butyrate — produced mainly by Firmicutes — which affects liver glucose levels and fat production. More broadly, your gut bacteria balance may influence your potential for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and could be the root cause for the increase in cancers, especially liver cancer, that disproportionately strike the obese. But tinkering with this stuff can lead to other trouble: A 2015 Austrian paper found that attempts to manipulate the microbiota balance via fasting could cause degradation of the intestinal mucus — aka the stuff that keeps waste matter out of your bloodstream. OK, OK: So how do you alter your gut-bacteria demographics to shed some pounds? The most extreme option for obese folks is a fecal microbiota transplant from a leaner donor, a therapy still in its experimental stages. As discussed here in

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spell that had moved into all of New England. Two days later, the temperature would top 70 degrees. To me, the effect was not so much pleasant as disorienting. We gathered up their three bags and got quickly under way, en route to their home in Calais. They lived near Maple Corners, just up from the town’s most identifiable landmark, the Kent Museum. “I checked out your website, Chris,” I said as we motored toward the highway. “The photos were gorgeous. Is that pretty much your livelihood these days?”


THE ROAD WAS ALREADY BEGINNING TO GROW SOFT AND RUTTED. “Well, thanks. For about seven years I was an AP photographer, but since that gig ended, it’s been all freelance. So I got that and the maple sugaring. We run about 1,100 taps. Not a huge operation, but we go for the high quality. Like we market bourbon barrel-aged syrup, which imparts an exquisite flavor.” “That’s where Chris and I got together seven years ago,” Alicia chimed in. “I was a neighbor, and we ran into each other in the maple bush. He needed help with his sugaring, and there you go. I’ll never forget our first date. He asked me over to his place for a meal, and, when I walked in, he was in the kitchen rolling pie dough. I found that quite compelling.

I think he knew that would appeal to me because I was a pastry chef.” “Chris, I am impressed,” I said, chuckling. “You clearly know how to woo a woman.” “Interesting postscript,” Alicia continued with a meaningful smile, “is that I’ve never seen him attempt a pie since.” In the rearview mirror, I saw Chris smile warmly at his partner, evoking the understated quality of middle-aged romance. When two people get together later in life, they’re generally past the “stars in your eyes” notion of love. With the benefits of age, the connection can be deeper and richer. “So, Alicia, you’re a pastry chef by profession?” “I actually came to Vermont as an art therapist at Vermont College. But, after two years, the school was sold to Union College, and my program didn’t fit in with their plan for remote learning. That’s when my baking skills came into play. I worked for a while doing pastries for the Inn at Shelburne Farms. But the commute from Calais was tiring, and it wasn’t year-round employment. Also, you never knew if you would be asked back after the season. So, now I help with the sugaring, and I also craft tiles for a Connecticut-based company. I enjoy the creativity. They provide you with the basic specifications for what they need, but within that there’s room for self-expression.” On the highway, there were more tales from Hawaii. By the time we reached Montpelier, I felt like I had attended a luau. I swear I could taste the poi. On the ride up the County Road, as we passed the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks,

I said, “You must know these folks, I imagine.” “Oh, sure,” Chris replied. “Burr Morse and his entire family — what great folks. Besides the sugarhouse, Burr is also a writer and a sculptor and God knows what else. He might be the quintessential Vermonter, and what a kind and generous person. Last season, I got too much sap, more than I could possibly boil. I paid a visit to his farm, and he greeted me, put his feet up on the table and asked mischievously, ‘So, how’s the sap flowing this year?’ He knew exactly why I was there. And he graciously purchased all my excess sap. I probably would have sold it for a song, but he gave me full price.” “Hawaii’s great, but Vermont has its own charms, don’t ya think?” I said. “It’s just another kind of paradise,” Alicia agreed. Coming into Maple Corners, the road changed to dirt. With the freakishly warm weather, it was already beginning to grow soft and rutted. “Oh, jeez — it looks like we’re in for an early mud season,” Alicia said. “Yup,” Chris said, exhaling a relaxed sigh. “It sure does.” That made me smile. Hawaii’s got its lava, I thought, and we’ve got our mud. m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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was snorkeling in about eight feet of water, and the fish were amazing! Some of them had a lemony color that changes to a creamy white toward the lower half of their bodies. The angelfish were striking, simply brilliant, with these spiky fins. Oh, my Lord — the green sea turtles! They would swim so close, just a foot or two away.” Chris Strait, my customer, was sharing stories of his Hawaiian vacation while we waited at the baggage belt for the arrival of his and his girlfriend’s luggage. He was glowing as he spoke, his skin radiant on his bearded face. It was as if he’d been to paradise and couldn’t contain the experience. “Tell Jernigan about the hula lessons,” Alicia encouraged him. She, too, seemed still to be enraptured by the aloha spirit but was less effusive about it than her partner. With wavy brown hair framing her face, she struck me as lovely in an unassuming and quiet way. “Oh, that was a trip,” Chris said, chuckling. “The dance moves were really complicated. How did the instructor put it, Ally? Like rubbing your head and stomach in opposite directions.” “I did appreciate the explanations for the various movements,” Alicia said. “It all has deep cultural meaning, a lot to do with the notion of mahalo, which is hard to translate but seems to express a profound sense of gratitude.” Dozens of folks were gathered around us, mostly Vermonters like my customers, returning from vacations built around the Presidents’ Day holiday. Many — they were soon to discover — were overdressed for the unprecedented warm


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More than a decade later, Cashman is semiretired. In a holdover from his days as a busy attorney, he keeps a detailed calendar on his iPhone that lists deadlines to pay bills, his class schedule at Champlain, times to attend Catholic mass, which he does most days — even reminders to take out the trash. He reads histories and watches old movies and keeps track of his three grown children, who are scattered across the country. His wife spends winters in North Carolina to be closer to their children. When she returns, he dotes on her two Yorkshire terriers. Cashman’s older brothers both died at 74, and he’ll reach the same age in a few months. The family history weighs on him, but to stay healthy, the bald, broad-shouldered Cashman swims laps at a gym in Essex. Similarly, Cashman knows he can’t alter his legal footprint — the child-molester case dominates his Wikipedia entry — but in retirement he’s using his expertise to do good. Since leaving the bench, Cashman has continued his volunteer work at the nonprofit Burlington Dismas House, which helps recently released inmates adjust to life after jail. And then there’s the Champlain gig. Much of his classroom time, he said, circles back to one simple lesson: Criminal law is never as simple as outsiders would like. “Did we decide what ‘justice’ was?” Cashman asked the students toward the end of the class. No one answered. Cashman suddenly turned to a male student and put him on the spot, law school-style. “I have no idea,” the student said. “That’s the right answer!” Cashman said. “If you say, ‘I don’t know,’ you have achieved the first step in competency.”


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Joyce’s story caught the eye of Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly. Every night for a month, the right-wing scold hammered Cashman, who is a Republican, and anyone in Vermont who supported him. He threatened to lead a boycott of the state. “You may be looking at the worst judge in the USA,” O’Reilly told his viewers one night in 2006. Back in Vermont, the Caledonian Record accused Cashman of creating “a predator’s sanctuary.” The Burlington Free Press called for his resignation, as did then-governor Jim Douglas. “When a grown man rapes a small child, justice is only served when the criminal is behind bars — for a long time — paying for his inexcusable crime,” Douglas said. There were just two problems with the coverage and criticism, which did push the Vermont judge to step down. Cashman never said that he “no longer believes in punishment,” as Joyce reported, but rather, “And I keep telling prosecutors, and they won’t hear me, that punishment is not enough.” According to Cashman and other legal experts, the 60-day minimum sentence, which seemed shockingly light, was a responsible option at the time. You could argue that Cashman was an early victim of a particularly virulent strain of media coverage — untethered from fact or nuance, inflaming instead of educating the masses — that paved the way for more recent attacks on the judiciary in President Donald Trump’s America. “In those days it would have been called grossly irresponsible reporting; today it’s called fake news, and whatever category you put it in, judge Cashman’s reputation was damaged, and a cable news network slandered the reputation of the state of Vermont,” said Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi, a former Republican state senator. “It bought into the narrative of Vermont as a socialist experiment … Kooks live in Vermont, and Cashman was evidence of that.”


tudents nursed energy drinks and to-go cups of coffee on a Thursday morning at Champlain College, while their professor, retired judge Ed Cashman, paced the floor and peppered them with questions. To acquaint them with basic legal concepts, Cashman had made his criminal procedure class watch the 1943 western, The Ox-Bow Incident. The Henry Fonda flick centers on a lynch mob that rushes to judgment and hangs three innocent people. To protect against impassioned overreactions, Cashman explained, society has created a complex legal system to mete out justice. Police watch the people, he explained. Prosecutors watch the police. Judges watch the prosecutors. Appeals courts keep an eye on the judges. Defense attorneys challenge all of them. “You see how layered this is?” asked Cashman, 73. “What we are doing is diffusing this tremendous power.” Cashman knows well the perils of a lynch mob. Eleven years ago in Chittenden County Superior Court, he gave a child molester a two-month minimum jail sentence because it was the only way the perpetrator could qualify for treatment and lifetime supervision. A local reporter picked up the story. “There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many, many times over a four-year span starting when she was 7. The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation,” Brian Joyce reported, according to the WCAX-TV website.

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decorum. It just leads to more hearings and unnecessary drama, he said. To illustrate his forbearance, Cashman told her a story, she recalled, of sentencing a man to prison. As he was escorted out of court by a bailiff, the defendant turned to Cashman, who by then was losing his hair and occasionally struggled with his weight, and yelled: “You fat, bald faggot!” “Well, you got two out of three right,” Cashman told him, according to Skoglund. “He’s such a funny man, and he’s so confident,” Skoglund said. “Some judges think they have to prove something and can’t stand it when somebody talks back to them or doesn’t show the proper respect. I’ve never seen him flustered on the bench.” But perhaps no judge in Vermont history has been more challenged to keep his cool.

Who’s Guilty? Ed Cashman talking with students in the Costello Courthouse





The Man From ‘Mob Country’ Vermont’s most controversial judge grew up in Elizabeth, N.J. — “mob country,” as he fondly remembers it — the son of an accountant and a housewife. He was a competitive swimmer in high school and dreamed of becoming a prosecutor, as a couple of family friends were. At Boston College, he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and a day without earplugs at the rifle range permanently damaged his hearing. But he still found time to indulge in the wild social scenes that dominated 1960s campus life. “I wasn’t malicious, but I was good at wasting time, and there wasn’t a beer I didn’t like,” Cashman said. That began to change in his junior year, when he met his future wife, Gail Sylvester, the daughter of former Vermont Supreme Court justice Harold Sylvester. The undergrads were both cast in the musical Guys and Dolls: She was Adelaide, the female lead, and he played a minor part as a thug. In their relationship, she gave him the focus he needed. “My sins have been of omission rather than commission,” Cashman explained. “My wife gave me a purpose, a sense of mission to energize the underlying feelings I had all along.” They moved together to Washington, D.C., where Cashman obtained his law

degree from American University. By the time he graduated, the couple had two sons under the age of 3, and Gail wanted to move back to Vermont. Cashman had a different idea. Before his legal career had even started, he joined the Army and was shipped out to Vietnam in 1970. Cashman said he felt “a sense of duty.” “There are certain things you do as a citizen, and one was to serve in the military,” said Cashman. “Did I give it a lot of thought? I should have given it more. But I was comfortable with that decision.” His 12-month absence put a strain on the young family. And it was a tough time to be in the military. By then, more than 30,000 American troops had died in the conflict, and then-president Richard Nixon was selling “Vietnamization” to a war-weary USA. Cashman was part of that PR effort. He was assigned to a media relations unit tasked with briefing and accompanying reporters, including journalism legends Mike Wallace and Morley Safer, as they toured Vietnam and neighboring Cambodia. His first lesson in media relations: Reported information can be misleading, and the truth is less clear than readers understand. “We were responsible for releasing public information, but we didn’t know anything, and the commanders wouldn’t let us know anything,” Cashman said.

“We used to think of ourselves as ad men for cancer.” When Cashman rejoined his family in Vermont, in 1971, he started scaling the legal ladder in hopes of eventually becoming a prosecutor. He worked as an attorney for the defunct Social Welfare Department and the Environmental Conservation Agency, and served as a county clerk in Chittenden Superior Court and a member of the Public Service Board. He won election as the Grand Isle County state’s attorney in 1978. Four years later, Republican governor Richard Snelling appointed Cashman to the bench in district court, now superior court, which hears criminal cases. On the bench, his reputation was mixed. Some called him “maximum Cash,” he said, for his penchant for handing out sentences with high maximums. Others thought he doled out overly generous minimum sentences as a way of giving defendants a second chance. Off the bench, Cashman was known as a great storyteller, a quality he cherishes in others. No wonder he and Marilyn Skoglund, now a Supreme Court associate justice, hit it off. She sought Cashman’s advice when she was first appointed to serve on the lower court bench. For one thing, Cashman told her to never bother holding people in contempt of court for violating courtroom

Judges in Vermont are rotated to different courthouses every year or so, to ensure that hostilities don’t develop with local attorneys and that there’s equal justice across the state. The practice complicates the family lives of judges, who tend not to bring their spouses and children with them to each new post. In fact, many elect to stay over during the week if their commute is more than an hour long — a practice Cashman calls “monks on tour.” Cashman drove home to Essex Junction every night, he said, to make up for the time he was in Vietnam, even when he was stationed two hours away in Newport. He eventually served in nearly every court in the state. By 2005, he was relieved to be assigned to the criminal court in Chittenden County, which gave him a 15-minute commute. He was working at Vermont’s highest profile state court when police arrested a 34-year-old Williston man, Mark Hulett, for sexually abusing a young girl over a four-year span. It was an alarming charge but, as far as sex crimes go, a relatively typical case: a young victim, a defendant with a troubled past and poverty all around. The State of Vermont vs. Hulett might have been settled in obscurity; the defendant was ready to plead guilty. But during a status conference in the winter of 2005, it became clear that attorneys were having a hard time agreeing on a reasonable sentence. Then-deputy Chittenden County state’s attorney Nicole Andreson wanted Hulett to spend several years in prison, at a minimum, but defense attorney

Today’s Special: Mark Kaplan was pushing for a much lighter sentence that Cashman appeared inclined to support. Why? The Department of Corrections evaluates all accused sex criminals, and Hulett was considered at low risk to reoffend. At the time, such convicts were not eligible to go through the sex offender treatment program while in custody — Hulett would only be able to receive counseling on the outside. Cashman believed the best way to enhance public security was to get Hulett treatment as soon as possible. The judge also wanted Hulett to be supervised for the rest of his life.

recalled in a recent interview. “While you’re waiting for story A, story B happens right in front of your face. Happens all the time. That’s what you do as a reporter: You keep your ears open.” Joyce knew that sex offenders were a hot topic in the Statehouse. The legislature had been debating sex offender treatment programs, and lawmakers had considered a civil commitment law that would have allowed the DOC to keep sex offenders in prison beyond their maximum sentences if there were enough concern that they might reoffend. Joyce reported a quick story about Hulett and the disagreement about his possible sentence. Other local media

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outlets got interested, too, and when it came time for Hulett’s sentencing hearing in January — in which Cashman signed off on a 60-day to 10-year sentence — the courtroom gallery was packed with reporters. It wasn’t long before Fox News personnel showed up on the front lawn of Cashman’s home. He confronted them in his pajamas. “Police called me at 7 a.m. They said, ‘We’re getting reports from neighbors that someone is parked outside your house, and they’ve been there for several hours,’” Cashman said. “I went out there, and, son of a gun, they had a camera. They came running out and started bombarding me with questions.” Soon afterward came the death threats and hate mail. Vermont State Police temporarily assigned troopers to guard Cashman and recommended that he buy a gun, which he declined to do. Defense attorney Kaplan tried to help Cashman, who, as a judge, was not allowed to argue on his own behalf. “I went on Bill O’Reilly. I quickly figured out that was a big mistake,” he said in a recent interview. “They could have cared less about the merits of the case. They wanted me on to yell and scream

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So he imposed a 60-day to 10-year sentence. He also issued a second sentence, of three years to life, that was suspended: It would only be imposed if Hulett violated conditions of his release or committed a new crime. The low minimum, Cashman figured, provided the fastest way to ensure treatment, and it was the carrot needed to entice Hulett to enter a plea agreement with the lifetime supervision on the other end of the sentence. If Hulett failed to get the treatment, blew off any restrictions imposed by probation officers or committed any new offenses, he could be sent to prison for life. Cashman and Kaplan said the sentence was relatively common for lowrisk sex offenders at the time. “He thought he was making the right call,” said fellow judge Brian Grearson. “I remember him saying to me, ‘We make thousands of decisions in a day. This is a decision I made, and I didn’t think this one would be any different.’” Sitting in the courtroom gallery, WCAX’s Joyce overhead the attorneys talking about a possible sentence for Hulett. The veteran courts reporter was there for a different case, but, “I said, ‘Well, boy, this sounds pretty intriguing,’” the former WCAX reporter

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Two Months to Life Within weeks of the media circus, the Department of Corrections hastily revised its policy to allow low-risk offenders to receive treatment in prison. Cashman chucked the initial sentence and instead gave Hulett three to 10 years. The perpetrator ended up serving five years because he could not find approved housing when he became eligible for release. Now he lives in Ferrisburgh and has not reoffended, according to public records. In a brief phone interview, Hulett said that Cashman didn’t deserve the criticism he faced. “It was unfair. He was just doing what he believed in,” Hulett said. “He did what he was supposed to do. He did his job.” Hulett said he has found steady work and stayed out of trouble since his release from prison. But he did not wish to revisit the case or talk about his life in detail. “People are going to think what they want anyway,” Hulett said. “It doesn’t matter.” In a sense, Cashman got the life sentence. Former chief administrative judge Amy Davenport told Cashman that she was getting pressured to pull him from criminal court and reassign him to the less controversial civil court. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Sears (D-Bennington) made clear to Cashman that his confirmation hearing, scheduled for 2007, would be rocky. The ordeal had drained Cashman and his family. His daughter, an attorney living in Washington, D.C., spotted him on TV one night. Cashman’s wife, Gail, declined to speak to Seven Days. In a letter to Vermont Supreme Court Justice Paul Reiber in September 2006, Cashman announced he would not seek a new six-year term. Cashman insists he had considered retiring long before the Hulett controversy. His resignation letter stubbornly made no reference to the Hulett case, which Cashman has taken to calling the proudest moment of his career.

“If that hadn’t happened, I would have rode into the sunset as some middling judge who made little, if any, impression,” Cashman said. “And I thought I made a substantial contribution to the idea of judicial independence and being able to stand up to unreasonable emotion and demand for a Dirty Harry answer to criminal problems. As a trial judge, you can’t just sit there and become a vehicle for people’s anger.” Eleven years later, Cashman remembers almost every detail of the case. He keeps a binder of encouraging letters, emails and positive news coverage of the controversy, which he shared, unprompted, with Seven Days. After he stepped down, Cashman received a standing ovation at the annual banquet of the Vermont Bar Association, and the Vermont Press Association gave him its First Amendment Award. But he also appears to have moved beyond the defining moment: On the fourth Friday of every month, he cooks a meal at the Burlington Dismas House, which provides dorm-style housing and social services for inmates who have recently been released from prison but don’t have anywhere else to go. Winooski, Rutland and Hartford offer similar accommodations. James King has lived in the Burlington house since he was released from prison on assault convictions in November 2015. He and Cashman talk about politics and history during the former judge’s monthly visits. “He shakes your hand, and he has genuine concern,” said King, 45. “It’s not … to let him look himself in the mirror and say, ‘I did a good thing for society.’” King was never in Cashman’s courtroom, but he says one of his most memorable nights at Dismas was when a former resident, whom Cashman had sentenced, sat down with the judge over dinner. “He said that Cashman gave him a chance where nobody else would have,” King said. “He said, ‘I was at the point where I was out of control and everybody in the community hated me ... and I got in a lot of trouble with a lot of charges.’” Then Cashman explained how he structured the man’s sentence so he could redeem himself, King recalled. “Cashman said, ‘If I felt there was any chance for a human being to change, I’d give them a high maximum and low minimum sentence to give them a way out to change their life,’” said King.


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Extra Credit Cashman has volunteered at Dismas for more than 30 years — 19 of them when he was still on the bench. He went through a quiche phase and a lasagna phase. Now, he often brings pizza, a rare treat for a strapped nonprofit and its often-unemployed residents. He also served on the board for years. “You put them in jail, you got a responsibility to them — I should be there when they get out,” he reasoned. But Dismas officials sense a more profound connection. “He’s a man who thinks deeply about life and the big questions, and I think that he probably doesn’t want to be just the person, the judge who makes this decision on someone,” Burlington Dismas House director Kim Parsons said. Rather, she suggested, the retired judge prefers to think, There’s more to people like that. Cashman has found similar fulfillment in teaching. A few years back, he taught three courses at Champlain College, nearly a full course load, and also classes at Johnson State College. He has scaled back to one class this semester at Champlain College. He invited his students to come on a tour of Costello Courthouse on a recent Wednesday at 9 a.m. Five took him up on the offer to see the action for themselves and to pick up a little extra credit — though they didn’t appear to be the type who would need it. They looked like grandchildren indulging their doting grandfather as

Cashman showed off his old stomping grounds. He took them to the clerk’s office, where he pulled the file from a minor, ongoing case and explained the paperwork. He dragged them into judge’s chambers, where an old friend, Judge Michael Kupersmith, gave them an audience before heading out to hear a few cases. The docket was packed with drunk-driving cases, Kupersmith told them. It wasn’t the most engaging stuff for a bunch of college kids who would probably rather be in bed at that hour. But something Kupersmith said triggered a memory in Cashman, who, ever eager for a good yarn, started telling his students about a colorful former public defender in Vermont who, in his spare time, was a minister and amateur singer. The students perked up. “He used to sit in the courtroom and knit!” Cashman said, laughing. “One time he sang an aria as an opening statement! Beautiful voice.” After the students left his chambers and headed into the courtroom, Kupersmith told a reporter that Cashman’s ordeal in 2006 prompted him to issue longer, more thorough statements during his sentencing hearings, to inoculate himself from public outrage. “I write out a statement and put it in the record so at least people will be aware,” Kupersmith said. “I started taking greater care in doing that. Part of the job is living with contradiction and inconsistency. That’s a danger. The best you can do is to try to explain yourself.” After watching Kupersmith dispatch a couple of misdemeanor cases and listening to Cashman recap what they had witnessed, students began shuffling back to campus. Outside the courthouse, they talked about their teacher. Cashman looks intimidating, like an offensive lineman, but they quickly learned that he’s a bit of a softie: He’s got a reputation on campus as a teacher who will reliably dish out an A or B without forcing students to put in too many library hours. “He’s my favorite teacher,” said senior Jessica Theodoratos, who hopes to attend law school and become a prosecutor. “He’s easy, but you learn more than in other classes. He gets you to talk about things. He got me here in court on a morning when I don’t have to be here.” m Contact:, @Davis7D or 865-1020, ext. 23

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he press is “the enemy of the American people”? Federalist authorities made much the same claim when they arrested my great-great-greatgreat-grandfather, Anthony Haswell, for criticizing a thin-skinned American president in Vermont’s first newspaper. The year was 1799, and the new nation was in the darkest days of what then-vice president Thomas Jefferson called “the reign of witches.” After narrowly defeating Jefferson in the first contested presidential election, John Adams and his fellow Federalists had exploited fears of a war with France to crack down on the immigrants and journalists they saw as sympathetic to the Democratic-Republican Party. Congress soon passed the Alien Enemies Act, which granted Adams the power to detain and deport, without evidence or trial, any noncitizen he deemed a security threat. Then it approved the Sedition Act, which prohibited the publication of “any false, scandalous, and malicious writing” about the government, Congress or the president. On a cold and rainy October morning, two deputy federal marshals came for my ancestor at his Bennington home. At first, they would not tell the 43-year-old publisher of the Vermont Gazette what crime he had committed — only that he was due in court the next morning in Rutland. The marshals waited outside his abode, Haswell wrote years later, silent “as the midnight police officers of the French Bastile, the secret messengers of the Spanish Inquisition, or the Mutes of the Turkish bowstring for strangling.” Haswell, who was sick with a cold, mounted his horse to ride with his captors 50 miles over wet and muddy roads. When they arrived in Rutland at 1 a.m., the notorious federal marshal Jabez Fitch threw him in a dirty jail cell to await his arraignment. Later that day, October 9, 1799, U.S. attorney Charles Marsh charged Haswell with two counts of printing “certain false malicious wicked and seditious libel” in the Gazette. The Bennington publisher had become one of 25 Americans arrested under the Sedition Act for criticizing the Adams administration. The episode marked the first serious challenge to the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press — but it was hardly the last. As University of Chicago Law School professor Geoffrey Stone wrote in Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism,, the federal government “has attempted to punish individuals for criticizing government officials or policies” six times in American history. Each time, the nation was at war — or on the brink of it. In an interview last week, Stone said he worried the U.S. may soon face another such test. “I think it’s important for people to remember that we are capable of doing things far worse than we think we are,” he said. “So we should not be complacent.”

Reached last week at his North Bennington home, Resch said he saw “great parallels” between Adams’ and President Donald Trump’s disdain for immigrants and the press. “I think there are great lessons to be learned here,” he said. “Donald Trump would just love the Alien and Sedition acts.”

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Bennington Museum librarian Tyler Resch agrees. Following the 2001 passage of the USA Patriot Act, Resch set about researching the local publisher who had tested the limits of the First Amendment two centuries earlier. “The Haswell story can be seen as the first chapter in a continuing saga of this nation’s wrestling with the dichotomy of some very enlightened and venerable civil liberties versus recurring conservative curtailments of those liberties,” he wrote in an address to the Vermont Humanities Council. “There always seem to be in our midst some duplicitous politicians and crafty bureaucrats who devise legal and extra-legal ways to subvert the First Amendment.”

U.S. congressman Matthew Lyon of Vermont, an Irishborn Democratic-Republican, was never one to shy from a fight. Two years before Haswell’s arrest, Lyon responded to an insult on the floor of the U.S. House by spitting in the face of congressman Roger Griswold, a Connecticut Federalist. Griswold escalated the matter by beating Lyon with his cane until the Vermonter’s face was bloodied. It was, perhaps, a sign of the times. Despite George Washington’s admonition against the establishment of political parties, tensions were high between Adams’ biggovernment Federalists, who represented the moneyed interests, and Jefferson’s states’rights-supporting DemocraticRepublicans, a more populist group. “Men who have been intimate all their lives cross the streets to avoid meeting, and turn their heads another way, lest they should be obliged to touch their hat,” Jefferson wrote that year of the partisan divisions. A diplomatic row with France, known as the XYZ Affair, only deepened the divide. Fearful of French aggression, the Federalists sought to root out the radical influence it saw in recent immigrants, the press and the DemocraticRepublican Party. As Adams put it in a letter to Vermont Federalists in June 1798, “the exertions of dangerous and restless men” would mislead the public and “sink the glory of our country and prostrate her liberties at the feet of France.” While the Alien Enemies Act was ostensibly aimed at those involved in “treasonable or secret machinations against the government,” it conveniently targeted immigrants — chiefly French, Irish and German — who largely voted for the Democratic-Republicans. Similarly, the Federalists seemed to have in mind the



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opposition press when they approved the plus court costs. Fitch, the federal marshal, Sedition Act in July 1798. Democratic- dragged him away to a cold and squalid Republican publishers, said Adams, went Vergennes jail. to “all lengths of profligacy, falsehood It wasn’t all bad for Lyon. Though he and malignity in defaming our govern- had lost three of his four previous bids for ment.” The dishonest media’s goal, added Congress, his trial and jailing made him Federalist congressman “Long John” a martyr — and he easily won reelection Allen of Connecticut, was from his prison cell, defeatto “ruin the Government by ing his Federalist opponent publishing the most shameby a 2-to-1 margin. less falsehoods against Upon his release from jail the Representatives of the in February 1799, Lyon set off people.” for Congress in Philadelphia Democraticand was celebrated along the Republicans argued that way. According to Haswell the Sedition Act was a biographer John Spargo, clear violation of the First the congressman “found Amendment, but as Stone an immense gathering of TY LER RESCH wrote in Perilous Times, citizens awaiting him” in even the framers “had no Bennington, “and right roycommon understanding of ally did they receive him.” [the] ‘true’ meaning” of a free press. “I heartily congratulate you on your “It was an aspiration, to be given mean- escape from the fangs of merciless power,” ing over time,” he wrote. Haswell told Lyon, according to remarks Lyon didn’t wait long to test the published at the time. Federalists’ determination to enforce the Then the newspaperman led his fellow Sedition Act. Upon returning to Vermont, Vermonters in song: the intemperate congressman sent a letter to the editor of Spooner’s Vermont Come take the glass and drink his health, Journal, a Federalist rag based in Windsor, Who is a friend of Lyon, accusing Adams of a “continual grasp for First martyr under federal law power” and “an unbounded thirst for The junto dared to try on. ridiculous pomp, foolish adulation or selfish avarice.” The Bard of Bennington On October 3, 1798, the same Rutland court that one year later would condemn Born in Portsmouth, England, in 1756, Haswell indicted the congressman under Haswell emigrated to Boston in his the Sedition Act. Justice William Paterson early teens with his older brother and of the U.S. Supreme Court, then presiding their father, a ship’s carpenter. The over the district court, sentenced Lyon to youngest Haswell first apprenticed with four months in jail and a fine of $1,000, a potter but soon went to work for Isaiah Thomas, publisher of the revolutionary Massachusetts Spy. As he recounted in an editorial years later, Haswell fell in with the Sons of Liberty and was present March 5, 1770, for the Boston Massacre, when the blood of patriots “stained the pavements of Kingstreet … shed by the hands of British murderers.” After fighting in the Revolution, Haswell worked as a newspaper publisher in Worcester, Mass.; Hartford, Conn.; and Springfield, Mass., before accepting an offer from the government of the fledgling Vermont Republic. He would become its official state printer and postmaster general. In the spring of 1783, Haswell loaded an ox cart with a handpress, type, his wife and two infants, and set out for Bennington. On June 5, he published the first edition of the Vermont Gazette,

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Lyon, the ad read, was “holden by the oppressive hand of usurped power, in a loathsome prison,” where the “hard hearted savage” Jabez Fitch “can satiate his barbarism on the misery of his victims.” After Fitch’s deputies arrested him in October 1799, Haswell learned that he had been indicted for publishing the advertisement, though it had been written and paid for by Elias Buell and Lyon’s son, James. (Neither man was prosecuted.) Haswell faced a second count for reprinting an article from the Aurora of Philadelphia questioning the loyalty

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But Haswell excelled at aggravating the Federalists. A month after Adams signed the Sedition Act, the newspaperman pointedly published its text along with Articles VII and VIII of the Constitution, which prescribe — and limit — the powers of Congress. In September he wrote that he had been “threatened with prosecution under the sedition law; with tarring and feathering, pulling down the house, etc.” But, he declared, “their threats are void of terror.” He promised his readers he would “conscientiously keep [his] post.” Days after Lyon’s arrest in October 1778, Haswell felt compelled to announce in his paper that he was “attached to no party, but warmly engaged in the cause of liberty; an enemy to lawless power, and foreign and domestic tyranny, but a sworn friend to lawful authority and the federal constitution.” He pledged to provide “impartial and true statements, to scorn the threats or grip of power, and detect the aim of despots when within the compass of his abilities.” In the end, it was not Haswell’s own words that sent him to the slammer. In January 1779, a month before Lyon’s prison sentence expired, the Bennington newspaperman published an advertisement for a lottery designed to pay the congressman’s fine.

of Adams administration appointees. Released on $2,000 bail, he spent the following months preparing for trial, in part by seeking evidence that the statements he had published, though not his own, were true. As he set out for Windsor on April 29, 1800, to stand trial, Haswell documented his predicament in five stanzas of verse, reading, in part: And if truth is a libel — Alas! and alas! May the spirit of seventy-five, Again be enkindled — A toast — let it pass! For who would his freedom survive. Like Lyon, Haswell never stood a chance at trial. The jury was stacked with denizens of the Federalist strongholds of Brattleborough, Putney and Westminster. And the judge, Justice Patterson, had little interest in Haswell’s defense: that he had not written the words in question and that there was nothing false about them. The passage he had cribbed from the Aurora had accused Adams of allowing into his administration Tories “who had fought against our independence, who had shared in the desolation of our towns, the Abuse of our wives, sisters and Daughters.”

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hopefully be a check on the Trump administration,” Stone says. But the president has made clear that his understanding of and respect for the First Amendment is limited. “We’re going to open up libel laws, and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before,” he threatened the media at a rally in February 2016. During Trump’s rocky first months in office, he has continued to harangue the “dishonest press,” accusing journalists of fabricating sources and refusing to report on terror attacks around the globe. He suggested on Twitter last month that the “FAKE NEWS media” was “the enemy of the American People.” And he told Breitbart two weeks ago that the press was the “opposition party” and that the New York Times, specifically, was “so evil and so bad.” For Trump to succeed at cracking down on the First Amendment, Stone argues, he “would need to show there was a bit more of a crisis.” That’s how it has happened before — during the Civil War, both world wars, the Cold War and the Vietnam War. The president has gone further than Adams in one respect: After U.S District Judge James Robart blocked one of his immigration orders last month, Trump appeared to lay the groundwork for blaming the judiciary — whose job it is to protect the First Amendment — should terrorists strike the country. “If something happens blame him and the court system. People pouring in,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Bad!” According to Stone, the most important lesson of the first attack on the First Amendment is that elections have consequences. As Adams prepared for a rematch with Jefferson in 1800, the president faced a backlash from his base for extending an olive branch to France. The Alien and Sedition acts, meanwhile, had alienated moderates and energized the opposition. After Jefferson defeated Adams that year, the nation’s third president allowed the Sedition Act to expire, and he pardoned Haswell, Lyon and the law’s other victims. “The reason we can tell the story we can tell today is because Jefferson won,” Stone says. “If Jefferson lost, it would have been a different story.” Years after his pardon, Haswell made the same point in verse, as my great-greatgreat-great-grandfather was wont to do:


Secretary of war James McHenry had publicly admitted appointing Tories to the armed forces, but that wasn’t enough for Patterson. To prove that the passage was not seditious libel, the judge said, Haswell must “identify the man holding commission, from whose hand the incendiary torch was wrested; who personally violated your females; or who personally discharged the murderous gun, that killed a citizen of America, or the proof is irrelevant to the point.” The jury quickly found Haswell guilty on both counts, and the judge sentenced him to two months in prison and a fine of $200. “Of the trial it is hardly too much to say that a greater travesty upon justice has rarely, if ever, taken place in a court of law in the State of Vermont,” Spargo wrote in his 1925 biography, Anthony Haswell: Printer-Patriot-Ballader. “Haswell stood that day before a political inquisition rather than a judicial tribunal.” But Fitch, the “hard hearted savage” the publisher had maligned in print, took mercy on Haswell. After holding his prisoner in Rutland for a day or two — far from his family and his newspaper — Fitch assented to Haswell’s request to be lodged in a Bennington jail. The marshal brought him there after dark on May 13, hoping to avoid a scene, but word quickly spread of Haswell’s return. “Soon a small crowd of men gathered outside the prison and the keeper began to feel that trouble was brewing, when, to his great relief, the crowd began to sing one of Haswell’s patriotic songs, which was followed by loud huzzas and other songs,” Spargo wrote. “It was a humble tribute by humble folk to a neighbor and friend.” The tribute continued two months later, when the people of Bennington postponed their Independence Day celebration by five days so that Haswell could take part in it. On July 9, 1800, the publisher emerged from prison to a crowd of some 2,000 locals. The band fired up “Yankee Doodle,” and the publisher marched through the streets at the head of a parade.

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resident Donald Trump’s immigration executive order in January was, by most accounts, an unmitigated disaster. It prohibited entry into the U.S. of all refugees and of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa. In its aftermath, chaos reigned at American airports and border crossings, in large part because no one seemed to know exactly which agencies had authority to detain or bar travelers, or under what pretenses. Untold numbers of travelers, including many not from the seven countries, as well as foreign-born residents with valid visas, were detained or denied entry. That is, until a federal judge froze the executive order. Still, the short-lived ban caused plenty of damage, not the least of which was heightened tension and anxiety among immigrant and refugee communities around the globe. A revised version of that executive order was announced on Monday. It removes Iraq from the list of barred countries. Citizens of the other six, who had been barred indefinitely, now face a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas. The order also revises rules for refugees. Even with those changes — and despite immediate pushback — the unease surrounding immigration and international travel issues isn’t likely to ebb anytime soon. Though local arts organizations rank comparatively low on the list of those affected by a travel ban, they frequently rely on foreign artists as part of their programming, and many have become wary of Trump’s restrictions. Most performing-arts groups book their seasons a year or more in advance, so the direct impact of the January order has thus far been minimal; paperwork and fees for foreign acts were filed long ago. Still, clouds of uncertainty darken the outlook on booking international artists for the future — or getting them here. But that doesn’t mean arts orgs plan to stop trying. “I refuse to be afraid of something that’s not here,” says Steve MacQueen, artistic director at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. “My plan is to keep booking international performers like I’ve always done. If anything, it makes you want to try a little harder to do it.”

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through, especially depending on where [performers] come from.” Those hoops might become even harder to clear under Trump; the travel restrictions have already made for some close calls. In late April, the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., will host the Nile Project, a group composed of musicians from six countries along the Nile River in Africa. One member of the group is from Sudan, which was among the seven countries listed in the original travel ban. Fortunately, the Nile Project had

started its U.S. tour before the ban went into effect. “We dodged a bullet,” says Margaret Lawrence, director of programming at the Hop. “If they hadn’t entered yet, it would have been a problem.” Like MacQueen at the Flynn, Lawrence views presenting international dance, theater and music as fundamental to the mission of the Hopkins Center. Asked to estimate the number of global performers the venue presents each year, she chuckles and responds, “a lot.” Among these is a joint production next year with the University of Vermont’s Lane Series and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe called Qyrq Qyz. The performance features an ensemble of 40 young Muslim women musicians and storytellers from central Asia. It’s part of a 2018 season that Lane director Natalie Neuert booked specifically with a global focus in mind. “I wanted to show the breadth of international performing arts and support global music,” she says. Neuert estimates that at least onethird of the Lane Series is composed of international artists each year. While she expects that to continue, she concedes that the travel restrictions have forced her organization to consider some operational changes. “We’re thinking about things now that we didn’t think about before,” she says. Neuert points to a February performance by French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko. The duo’s flight from Kentucky was canceled the morning of the sold-out Burlington show. Lane organizers looked at every routing option to get them here on time. Except for one: Canada. “We felt it wasn’t an option, because coming through that border would have been impossible for them,” says Neuert of flying the duo into Montréal, which under other circumstances might have been the most efficient solution. “They would have been [at the border] for hours.” Segal and Sissoko made it on time. Still, Neuert says she is trying to build an extra travel day for international artists performing at the Lane. “There might be a trickle-down effect with cost for promoters,” she says.

But the cost of not adapting would be at the border, and touring in the U.S. greater. begins to look like a losing proposition. “Part of what makes the arts special is “I can’t tell you how many times its global cultural nature and the chance over the years we’ve had issues with to share in arts traditions that aren’t just visas,” says Edgar. “It’s a never-ending domestic,” Neuert says. nightmare.” While local arts organizations seem He sees that situation only worsenemboldened by the challenges, it’s fair ing now. to wonder just how “No one wants to go eager foreign artists where they’re not welthemselves will be to come,” laments Edgar. come here during the “I know many artists Trump administration. who have given up on “We’re not booking touring in the U.S. It’s any tours right now,” not worth the hassle to says Jacob Edgar. them.” He’s the founder of And that, he says, Cumbancha, a cuttingis the real tragedy of edge world-music label Trump’s travel ban. based in Charlotte that “There is a lot of represents musicians effect from the ban from all over the globe. that doesn’t necessarily STEVE MACQU EEN Edgar says the decision apply to those specific to focus on touring his countries,” Edgar says. artists overseas, rather “It just increases the than stateside, is not solely related to general difficulty of getting foreign artTrump’s travel ban, but it certainly ists into the country. doesn’t help matters. “We have examples of other coun“The problem really is the expense,” tries dealing with these same issues notes Edgar. in manageable ways,” he continues. He explains that, since 9/11, the cost “We should be looking at how those of securing visas for foreign musicians countries do it. Because if we continue has risen exponentially, to anywhere to create policies based on misinformafrom $4,000 to $8,000 per performer. tion, fear and ignorance, then the kind That includes an expediting fee that of world we’re exposed to will continue Edgar says has essentially become a to be more insular and inward-looking. standard processing fee. And then there And that’s exactly the opposite of what is the 30 percent federal withholding tax we need right now.” m taken, by law, from performance fees for each show. Add the threat of problems Contact:



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ilija Bizinkauskas, head brewer at Middlebury’s Drop-In Brewing, pulls a sample glass of a tasting-room tap dubbed I Believe in a Thing Called Love. The coffeebrown, English dark-mild beer has a dark-roast backbone and the intensely bright undertones of a wellhopped ale — with a mere 3.9 percent alcohol. “This style was the original ‘session’ ale,” says Bizinkauskas, 29. “I love it. And that last sip” — she tips back the dregs from the sample flight — “is the sip that decides if you’re going to get another. It has to be good, even at room temperature.” Bizinkauskas pops open another beer from the tasting room’s reach-in cooler. The brewery began canning in mid-February, and the fridge is stocked with some of DropIn’s first cans, including the well-known Heart of Lothian and an unfiltered Imperial IPA called Dude Are You OK? Bizinkauskas pours a taste from a can of Fetchez La Vache, a milk stout with the smooth, creamy mouthfeel of fudge cake but none of the head-pounding VILIJA B IZINKAU SKAS sweetness — it finishes dry and crystal clear. “The rest is for you,” she says to a nearby customer enjoying a sampler flight; his face lights up like a Christmas tree. Bizinkauskas doesn’t pause for long; she is clearly busy. “Where should we put these cardboard boxes?” asks a coworker as an 18-wheeler gracefully backs into the driveway beyond the tasting-room window. “Can this ramp hold 300 pounds?” inquires another. Every 20 minutes, Bizinkauskas gets up to check the wort that’s steaming away in a 15-barrel fermentation tank in a small warehouse beside Drop-In’s tasting room. The wort has a warm-toast perfume that wraps around the brewery like a down blanket. The spent grain from the previous step in the brewing process goes to a cow farm in Weybridge that supplies milk to the neighboring Monument Farms Dairy. On top of teaching part-time at Drop-In’s acclaimed on-site school, the American Brewers Guild, Bizinkauskas oversees the entire brewing operation from grain to glass. Timing is key in brewing, she often states, but the brewer has no timers, no watch.






The buzzer that brings her to check the wort every 20 or so minutes is, after seven years of brewing, like a pulse. Bizinkauskas, born and raised in Brockton, Mass., graduated from Framingham State University in 2010 with a dietetics degree and zero brewing history. Seven years later, the registered dietician-cum-head-brewer sits down with Seven Days to chat over Drop-In flights about Vermont beer culture, nostalgic pints and her launch into the brewing world. SEVEN DAYS: Let’s start with the background story. What brought you from dietetics to brewing? VILIJA BIZINKAUSKAS: My story begins in college, when they tell you at 18 to pick what you want to do for the rest of your life. I picked dietetics. It was all science — biochemistry, fermentation sciences — and science is something I’m good at. I went into a program run

by the American Dietetic Association [now called the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics] at Framingham State, which offered this accelerated program where you get your [registered dietitian] certification in four years. During school, I had a job working at a beer paraphernalia store in Framingham. I’m talking neon signs, pint glasses, beer koozies … anything you’d want for the modern-day man cave. I started researching jobs the summer after I graduated this very intense dietetics program — I was mentally exhausted — and saw there was this place called Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis looking for help. I [thought], Fantastic. I just graduated college; I have family on the Cape. I’ll move in with my uncle, bum around on the beach and work part-time at this brewery while I study for my official dietetics license. Once I got into brewing, I realized how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I did a bit of everything: tours, tastings, cleaning kegs and fermentation tanks. At the end of the summer, I left to get my dietetics license, but, once I passed all the exams, I got a job teaching people how to homebrew at a place called Barleycorn’s Craft Brew in Natick, Mass. There, I got to meet brewers from all over the industry, including Sean Lawson [of Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Warren]. He was a guest brewer. SD: What brought you into the Vermont brewing world? VB: In 2012, I got a call from Cape Cod Beer saying, “Hey, I hear you didn’t become a dietician, and you’re still working in beer. We need a brewer — want to come back?” They trained me rapid-fire. In the summer, it’s so busy on the Cape that we’d move into 24-hour brewing. I was there for about two and a half years and, by then, doing most of the brewing. I then figured, Well, if I’m going to do this for a living, I’m going to go back to school and get the education for it. So, in 2014, I applied to the American Brewers Guild — right here, where I’m now sitting — and got into the working brewers class. Sometime after finishing the course, I get a call from Steve Parkes [brewmaster/cofounder of Drop-In Brewing and the American Brewers Guild]. He basically said, “Heard you love Vermont, and I need a brewer. Want to move up here and do all my brewing for me?” And when Steve Parkes calls your cellphone on a random Wednesday morning, you say “Absolutely! Thanks!”







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my community people are moving [to the New North End],” Goma explained. Many lack cars or easy access to rides, she went on, and Old North End stores such as Nepali Dumpling House — which also sells groceries and clothing — are a trek. “They’re [saying] that we should have an Asian grocery down there [in the New North End],” she said. “I want to give them a service.” Given the demand, Goma is confident of having plenty of business. People are “all excited,” she said. “It’s going to be easy for us.”

great-grandfather, Michael C. Dorn, created the original Venetian Ginger Ale and set up shop in 1917 in the warehouse that now houses Conant Metal & Light. “Venetian Beverages started as a conversation about reviving this old craft soda with a great story and history,” said TI KAWAMOTO, 33, Bunnell’s business partner. The duo launched their crowdfunding campaign on March 1, exactly a century after the opening of M. & F.C. Dorn. Kawamoto and Bunnell hope to open a craft-soda plant in Burlington or Williston, not far from Michael Dorn’s old spot. The original Venetian Ginger Ale, said Kawamoto, got its name from the shop across from the plant, which produced Venetian blinds for the Empire State Building. Their version will stay close to great-grandfather Dorn’s recipe: whole mashed ginger, warming spices and just enough cane sugar to balance a hearty dose of heat. “Venetian Ginger Ale illustrates a part of Vermont history not often told,” said Kawamoto — noting that, according to the Bunnell family, the company served as a bootlegging front during Prohibition. It’s also “a testament to early Vermont ingenuity and industriousness.” For more information, visit


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Brew Session « P.42 SD: How do brewing and dietetics fi together? VB: I had a lot of science as a part of my dietetics degree, and brewing is science. It’s also a food — well, at least I think so. And if you make a low-alcohol wheat IPA, I’d say that’s among the healthiest beers you could drink. Too much alcohol isn’t good for you, so you’d start with a low-alcohol percentage. Beer is pretty much water, at 95 percent — hey, hydration! Wheat and barley are full of B vitamins. Hops are a natural antioxidant. To me, it’s a perfectly packaged drink. Especially if the beer isn’t pasteurized, and you get some live yeast in there, too.


SD: What’s in your beer fridge at home? VB: I have some Maine Beer Company; I love [their] Lunch and Peeper [beers]. I have some Allagash Brewing Company coolships I’ve been holding on to for a while, waiting to share them with someone who appreciates a

spontaneously fermented sour. I always keep a few Heady Toppers and Focal Bangers [from the Alchemist in Stowe] in there for guests. I have some beers from Germany that a friend of mine brought over. He’s a pilot, and whenever he flies to Germany or England, he’ll bring me two bottles of something to try back home. I have some favorite, nostalgic Vermont beers. I love Lawson’s Finest Liquids; the Maple Nipple from Lawson’s holds a special place in my heart. One morning before moving to Vermont, my friends and I went on a snowboarding trip and stopped at the Skinny Pancake in Montpelier for breakfast. I guess they were serving beers that early, because I had the Maple Nipple with my maple syrup and pancakes. The beer was just beautiful — in color, in taste. It really blew my mind. The Fiddlehead IPA is also one of the first Vermont beers I fell in love with.

SD: How is Vermont’s beer culture specific to this state? Why do bee lovers pilgrimage here, and what makes it special to brew here? VB: You have to start by paying homage to the people who got it going here — we’re lucky to be a state with great people pioneering the industry. There’s a lot of good people who put a ton of thought and care into what they do, and they never wanted it to be huge — that’s a big difference, too. I mean, John and Jen [Kimmich, of the Alchemist] started as a little brewpub in Waterbury. Sean Lawson began brewing in his barn. People here care about providing good beers to the locals. And this state is so gorgeous; you come up here, and the awe and beauty of the actual terrain really complements the relaxed drinking culture. And Vermont is, I think, ultimately relaxed about beer; a Vermonter isn’t necessarily going to Instagram their Heady Topper 10 times. Whether you’re a brewer or a casual beer drinker,

SD: What’s a major challenge of making beer for a living? VB: One is the physicality of it. Brewing is intense physical labor. I go to the gym and lift to stay in shape for the job, and the job also keeps me in shape. You can’t have a back problem. You can’t injure yourself snowboarding. A brewer with a broken leg is pretty useless. I know [physically brewing] isn’t something I’ll be able to do forever. I’m glad I got into this at a young age, because I figure by the time I’m older and my body gives out, I can go more into brewery management. The other challenge is financially. Many people don’t realize this, but brewing is perhaps the only tradesman’s job without a tradesman’s pay. As a head brewer, you’re not just brewing beer; you’re also a plumber, an electrician and a glorified janitor. But it’s a job you don’t do for the money. Any single person doing this has to be in it for the love of the beer. So, I guess you could call these things hardships in some ways, but, in the end, you have everything you need, especially that sense of accomplishment. At the end of the day, I look at the mountain of kegs I filled, the 500 gallons of beer I brewed and the dozens of happy people in the tasting room. There’s this instant gratification that makes you feel like you made some sort of difference between morning and night that day. m

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SD: What was the drinking culture of your family growing up? VB: My great-grandmother was a moonshiner in Southie [South Boston]; she would push a baby carriage full of moonshine on the streets of Boston. My mother never actually allowed any cheap alcohol into our house, but alcohol was a part of our life in a way that was very respected. My mom loved German wheat beers, so I grew up with a lot of Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen and Paulaner in the fridge. My mom let me try everything and really taught me to drink well and respectfully. But all the alcohols were pretty equal. I’m the only beer fanatic in the family.

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Select plants for success Choose low-maintenance plants that can handle the conditions in your home. Heat-loving plants such as peppers, eggplants and basil can be tricky if you’re trying to grow them in a south-facing window at room temperature. Grow lights and garden-specific heat mats are key to producing healthy seedlings for these veggies, many of which take a long time to get established. And onions come with a laundry list of highly specific, nonnegotiable timing and daylight-hours requirements, so it’s easy to go astray. For novice gardeners, Rubaud recommends starting with lettuces, arugula, kales, cabbages, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, which give reliable results with minimal effort. Chard, scallions and

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˛ e Commission intends to narrow the scope of the hearing to Criterion 8 (aesthetics) unless that scope is expanded by the Commission at the hearing. A public hearing is scheduled for March 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Essex Junction District Office of the Agency of Natural Resources, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. A site visit will be held before the hearing at 9:30AM at the site. Directions to the site: We will meet at 4 Pearl Street for the site visit – parking is at the rear of the building. ˛ e following persons or organizations may participate in the hearing for this project:

ACT 250 NOTICE APPLICATION #4C1264-1 AND HEARING 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On February 6, 2017, 4 Pearl Street Investments, LLC, 32 Seymour Street, Williston, VT 05495 and Brett

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SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS authorized to speak for the organization; and 3) that the organization has articulated a position with respect to the Project’s impacts under specific Act 250 Criteria.

[CONTINUED] 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: ˜ e district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you plan on participating in the hearing on behalf of a group or organization, please bring: 1) a written description of the organization, its purposes, and the nature of its membership (T.10, § 6085(c)(2)(B)); 2) documentation that prior to the date of the hearing, you were duly

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 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. Copies of the application and plans for this project are available for inspection by members of the public during regular

working hours at the District #4 Environmental Office. ˜ e application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 16th day of February, 2017. BY: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0238-3A 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On February 24, 2017, Southland Enterprises, Inc., 69 College Street, Burlington, VT 05402 and Olive Garden, 1025 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C0238-3A for a project generally described as the replacement of existing signs (2 building mounted, 1 freestanding) illuminated with LEDs.






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˜ e Project is located on 1025 Shelburne Road in South Burlington, Vermont. ˜ e District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. ˜ e 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 “4C0238-3A”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before March 23, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other



interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. 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 March 23, 2017. Parties entitled to

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 2nd day of March, 2017. By: Peter E. Keibel District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5658 Peter.Keibel@vermont. gov ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0526-13, 4C0202-3 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On February 28, 2017, City of South Burlington, attn: Tom DiPietro, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C0526-13, 4C0202-3 for a project generally described as construction of a stormwater abatement structure (gravel wet-

land) on two undeveloped lots (1.57 acres and 2.21 acres); relocation of a pedestrian path; and redevelopment of an existing stormwater impoundment structres and accompanying infrastructure on each of the streets in the development. ˜ e District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. ˜ e 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 “4C0526-13, 4C0202-3”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before March 27, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the

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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

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by March 27, 2017.

plication #4C0571-3A for a project generally described as the construction of a 23,350 sf addition to Kalkin Hall consisting of three stories plus a basement. The Project is located on 55 Colchester Avenue in Burlington, Vermont.

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

hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

The District #4 Enviro mental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed belo . 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 “4C0571-3A”.

Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 2nd day of March, 2017. By: Peter E. Keibel District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5658 Peter.Keibel@vermont. gov

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.

No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before March 21, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets ACT 250 NOTICE the matter for hearing MINOR APPLICATION on its own motion. Any Should a hearing be #4C0571-3A hearing request must be held on this Project and 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 in writing to the address you have a disability - 6093 below, must state the for which you are going On February 17, 2017, criteria or subcriteria to need accommodaUniversity of Vermont & at issue, why a hearing tion, please notify us by State Agricultural Colis required and what March 21, 2017. lege, 109 South Prospect additional evidence Street, Burlington, VT will be presented at as thea guide, Partiesfill entitled to Using the enclosed math operations the grid 05405 and filed a -


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Redemption Rights of Mortgagor. The mo tgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Order, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP (802) 482-2905. Dated: February 10, 2017 /s/ Robert W. Scharf Robert W. Scharf, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff RFP FOR SCOPING ALTERNATIVES STUDY FOR MULTI-USE TRAIL This Request for Propo als invites responses from experienced professional design and engineering consultants to assist the City of Burlington Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront in a scoping study to explore alternative designs for a multi-use trail. Questions concerning this RFP must be made via email per the schedule outlined below. Responses to all submitted questions will be posted as they are received on the webpage. Full details can be found online at opportunities/requestsfor-proposals/ • Issue date: March 2, 2017 • Optional Site Visit: March 9, 2017, 10am (meet at 311 N. Avenue outside of the stone house. Please confirm attendance with

project coordinator, • Questions due: March 13 2017, by 4:00 PM • Proposals due: March 22, 2017 by 4:00 PM Project completion July 30, 2017 Send Inquiries/submissions to: Nina Safavi, Parks Comprehensive Planner Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront 645 Pine Street, Suite B, Burlington, VT 05401 nsafavi@burlingtonvt. gov (802) 865-7248 STATE OF VERMONT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 271-1015 CACV U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v. LISA DAINE, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A., BARCLAYS BANK DELAWARE, CAVALRY SPV I, LLC F/K/A EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL, LLC AND SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT OCCUPANTS OF: 109 BRUNELLE STREET, ST. JOHNSBURY, VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered August 1, 2016 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Lisa Daine to Universal Mortgage Corporation, dated August 12, 2005 and recorded in Book 307 Page 244 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from Universal Mortgage Corporation to U.S. Bank National Association dated October 30, 2010 and recorded November 1, 2010 in Book 350 Page 472-473 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 109 Brunelle Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont on March 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being a parcel of land together with a single fam-




RESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. The highest bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sal is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. If the highest bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The person holding the public sale may, for good cause, postpone the sale for a period of up to thirty (30) days, from time to time, until it is completed, giving notice of such adjournment and specifying the new date by public proclamation at the time and place appointed for the sale.

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NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale (the Order) in the matter of New England Federal Credit Union v. Josef Roubal, Mi Young Roubal and Any Tenants Residing at 401 Depot The Prope ty may be Road, Colchester, VT, subject to easements, Vermont Superior Court, rights-of-way of record Chittenden Unit - Civil and other interests of Division, Docket No. 678- record. 7-15 Cncv, foreclosing a mortgage given by Josef Terms of Sale. The Roubal and Mi Young Property will be sold toby Complete the following puzzle Roubal to New England

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Property Description. The Prope ty to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Josef Roubal and Jara Roubal (now deceased) by Warranty Deed of Esther Schabauer dated July 16, 1999, recorded in Volume 316, Page 389 of the Town of Colchester Land Records.

the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made at least fi e (5) business days in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the highest bidder at sale shall be entitled only to a return of the $10,000.00 deposit paid. The highest bidder sha l have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The highest bidder wi l be required to sign a no contingency Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Purchase Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. The Prope ty is sold “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS WITH using theNO REP-

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

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Federal Credit Union dated March 19, 2012 and recorded in Volume 708, Page 1 of the Colchester land records (the Mortgage) presently held by Plaintiff New England Federal Credit Union for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 401 Depot Road, Colchester, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 10:00 a.m. on April 4, 2017 at the location of the Property.

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[CONTINUED] ily house, situated on the northwesterly side of Brunelle Street, and known and numbered as 109 Brunelle Street, formerly known as 5 Elliott Street, Vermont and being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Lisa Daine by Warranty Deed of Edith M. Wells of even or near date herewith and to be recorded in the St. Johnsbury Land Records; being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Edith M. Wells by Administrator’s deed of Sandra N. Edelmann and Armand E. Veilleux, Co-Executors of the Estate of William L. McGraw which deed is dated April 4, 1995 and is recorded in Book 229 at Page 176 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records; being all and the same land and premises conveyed to William L. McGraw and Mary M. McGraw by Milton G. Valentine and Marion C. Valentine by their warranty deed dated June 3, 1965 and recorded in Book 125 at Pages 302-304 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Reference may be had to the aforementioned deeds and the records thereof and to all prior deeds and their records for a further and more complete description of the land and premises hereby conveyed. Reference is hereby


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made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. ˜ Terms˜of˜sale:˜Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. ˛ e balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. ˛ e mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: 2/21/2017 By: /s/ Bozena Wysocki Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 NOTICE:˜ THE LAW FIRM OF BENDETT & MCHUGH, PC IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT.˜ ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.˜˜ IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY WHICH DISCHARGED THIS DEBT,




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THIS CORRESPONDENCE March 24, 2015 in Book IS NOT AND SHOULD 1271 Page 410 of the land 2/1/17hw-Heritage2-020117.indd 2:31 PM 1 NOT BE CONSTRUED records of the City of TO BE AN ATTEMPT TO Burlington, for breach COLLECT A DEBT, BUT of the conditions of said ONLY ENFORCEMENT mortgage and for the OF A LIEN AGAINST purpose of foreclosing PROPERTY the same will be sold at Public Auction at 132 Rivermount Terrace, STATE OF VERMONT Burlington, Vermont CHITTENDEN UNIT, on April 4, 2017 at 1:00 CIVIL DIVISION PM all and singular the VERMONT SUPERIOR premises described in COURT said mortgage, DOCKET NO: 1088-1115 CNCV To wit: U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS- A certain piece or parcel SOCIATION of land, with the imv. provements thereon and RICANE CROSSMAN, appurtenances thereto, EXECUTOR OF THE located in the City of ESTATE OF RICHARD A. Burlington, County of MCGRATH AND RICANE Chittenden, State of CROSSMAN Vermont, and more OCCUPANTS OF 132 particularly described as RIVERMOUNT TERRACE, follows: BURLINGTON, VT Being all and the same MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE land and premises OF FORECLOSURE SALE conveyed to Richard A. OF REAL PROPERTY McGrath by Warranty UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 Deed of Ernest E. Lowder et seq. and Mary M. Lowder dated February 19, 1999 In accordance with the and recorded in Volume Judgment Order and 615 at Page 236 of the Decree of Foreclosure City of Burlington Land entered December 15, Records, and also all and 2016, in the above capthe same land and premtioned action brought ises conveyed to Richard to foreclose that certain A. McGrath by Warranty mortgage given by the Deed of Katherine Vose late Richard A. McGrath dated February 19, 1999 to Mortgage Electronic and recorded in Volume Registration Systems, 615 at Page 239 of the Inc. as a nominee for City of Burlington Land Merrimack Mortgage Records. Company, Inc., dated October 22, 2010 and Being a lot of land said to recorded in Volume 1118 contain .37 acres, more Page 569 of the land or less, together with the records of the City of duplex situated thereon, Burlington, of which and formerly known as mortgage the Plaintiff 132 Rivermount Terrace is the present holder, by Condominium, Units 1 virtue of an Assignment and 2. of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registra- Reference is made to the tion Systems, Inc., as Dissolution, Terminanominee for Merrimack tion and Revocation of Mortgage Company, Inc. 132 Rivermount Terrace to U.S. Bank National Condominium Pursuant Association dated March to 27 V.S.A. §1316 dated 18, 2015 and recorded February 19, 1999 and


recorded in Volume 615 at Page 234 of the 2/1/17 2:32 PM City of Burlington Land Records. ˛ e post office box address of the Property is 132 Rivermount Terrace, Burlington, Vermont. Reference is hereby made to the above-mentioned instruments, the records thereof and the references made therein contained in further aid of this description. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. ˜ Terms˜of˜sale:˜Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. ˛ e balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. ˛ e 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.

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AHOY, BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Join our floating support group where the focus is on living, not on the disease. We are a team of dragon boaters. Learn all about this paddle sport & its health-giving, life-affirming qualities. Any age. No athletic experience needed. Call Penni or Linda at 999-5478, info@ dragonheartvermont. org, AL-ANON For families & friends of alcoholics. For meeting info, go to˜˜or˜call 866-972-5266. ALATEEN GROUP New Alateen group in Burlington on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. at the UU building at the top of Church St. For more information please call Carol, 324-4457. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 864-1212. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the first step of 12 & join a group in your area. ALL CANCER SURVIVORS Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for survivors of all cancers. Benefi ts from lively programs designed to engage and empower cancer survivors in

our community. Email: Call Chantal, 777-1126, ALTERNATIVES TO SUICIDE Alternatives to Suicide is a safe space where the subject of suicide can be discussed freely, without judgment or stigma. ˛ e group is facilitated by individuals who have themselves experienced suicidal thoughts/ feelings. Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St., Burlington. Group meets weekly on ˛ ursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Info: makenzy@, 888-492-8218 x300. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP ˛ is caregivers support group meets on the 3rd Wed. of every mo. from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association Main Office, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston. Support groups meet to provide assistance and information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. ˛ ey emphasize shared experiences, emotional support, and coping techniques in care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Meetings are free and open to the public. Families, caregivers, and friends may attend. Please call in advance to confirm date and time. For questions or additional support group listings, call 800-272-3900. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP 1st Monday monthly, 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required (to receive dial-in codes for toll-free call). Please dial the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900 for more information. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE & DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Held the last Tue. of every mo., 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Birchwood Terr., Burlington. Info, Kim, 863-6384. ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS W/ DEBT? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Methodist Church at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Brenda, 338-1170.

BABY BUMPS SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS AND PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But, it can also be a time of stress that is often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood, please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531. BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Meets every other Mon. night, 6-7:30 p.m., & every other Wed., 10-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. ˛ e group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. ˛ ere is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. ˛ e support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confidential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd˜˛ u. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:302:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. montly at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m.˜ Colchester˜ Evening support group meets the 1st Wed. monthly at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial Library on the 1st ˛ u. monthly from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and the 3rd Mon.

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS montly from 4:15-6:15 p.m. White River Jct. meets the 2nd Fri. montly at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772.

CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebral-palsy/

BURLINGTON AREA PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP People with Parkinson’s disease & their caregivers gather together to gain support & learn about living with Parkinson’s disease. Group meets 2nd Wed. of every mo., 1-2 p.m., continuing through Nov. 18, 2015. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 185 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Info: 888-763-3366, parkinsoninfo@uvmhealth. org,

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587,

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life! This confidential 12-Step recovery program puts faith in Jesus Christ at the heart of healing. We offer multiple support groups for both men & women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction & pornography, food issues, & overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome; sorry, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; we begin at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex. Info:, 878-8213.

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

Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120. GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531. HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy. We validate anyone’s experience and stories about their experience as their own, as being an honest and accurate representation of their experience, and as being acceptable exactly as they are. Weekly on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@ HEARTBEAT VERMONT Have you lost a friend, colleague or loved one by suicide? Some who call have experienced a recent loss and some are still struggling w/ a loss from long ago. Call us at 446-3577 to meet with our clinician, Jonathan Gilmore, at Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main St. All are welcome. HELLENBACH CANCER SUPPORT Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer & their caretakers convene for support. INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS SUPPORT GROUP Interstitial cystitis (IC) is recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder & pelvic region & urinary frequency/urgency. This is often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. We are building a

Vermont-based support group & welcome you to email or call 899-4151 for more information. KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred Connections provides practical help such as rides to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact sherry. LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining. MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP A monthly, closed group for male identified survivors of violence including relationship, sexual assault, and discrimination. Open to all sexual orientations. Contact 863-0003 for more information or MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150.

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THE MEMORY CAFÉ The Memory Café is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518. MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Montpelier, every Fri., 2-3:30 p.m., Another Way, 125 Barre St.; Newport, first Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 44 2nd St.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges.

3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m., Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr.; White River Junction, last Mon. of every mo., 5:45 p.m., VA Medical Center, William A. Yasinski Buidling. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live w/ out the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516 or Held in Burlington, Barre and St. Johnsbury. NAR-AON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington,





FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS We are people with adult loved ones who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. We meet to support each other and to learn more about issues and concerns. Our sessions are supportive, informal, and confidential. Meetings are held at 5:30 PM, the second Thursday of each month at Pride Center of VT, 255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, in Burlington. Not sure if you’re ready

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

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996.

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CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP Every 2nd Wed., 4:30-6 p.m. at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or lisamase@

DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but fi d it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612.

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE WomenSafe offers free, confidential support groups in Middlebury for women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Art For Healing. Six-week support group for people who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Childcare provided. Please call our hotline, 388-4205, or email for more information.

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which includes everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, Julie@

COMING OFF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUP Through sharing experiences and resources, this group will provide support to individuals interested in coming off psychiatric medications, those in the process of psychiatric medication withdrawal or anyone looking for a space to explore their choices around psychiatric medication use. The group is also open to those supporting an individual in psychiatric medication withdrawal. 12-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Pathways Vermont, 125 College St., 2nd floor, Burlington. Contact: Cameron Mack cameron@ or 888 492 8218 x 404.

that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 3998754. You can learn more at







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SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call


PEER ACCESS LINE Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment. We understand! It is our choice to be here for you

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

QUEER CARE GROUP ˜ is support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. ˜ is group is for adults only. For more information, email info@outrightvt. org.



PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP ˜ is group meets on the second Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. of the month at Pillsbury Homestead Senior Community Residence at 3 Harborview Rd., St. Albans in the conference room next to the library on the first floor. Wheelchair accessible. Info: patricia_rugg18@

SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732.

QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ ˜ e Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fiends & family to laugh, learn & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods with entertainment & conversation. QCMC meets the 3rd Sat. of each mo., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ˜ ayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839.


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385.˛Meetings in Burlington ˜ urs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building, Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y.,

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step. Sat., 9-10 a.m. Turning Point Center, 182 Lake St., St. Albans. Is what you’re eating, eating you? We can help. Call Valerie, 825-5481.

QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free?˛ Join our FREE fi ve-week group classes facilitated by our Tobacco Treatment Specialists.˛ We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.˛ You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990,


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step fellowship for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. Tue., 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct. All are welcome; meeting is open. Info: Felicia, 777-7718.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer for you. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., S. Burlington. Info: 863-2655.

to listen. Your feelings do matter. 321-2190. ˜ u., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m.


NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd ˜ u. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@comcast. net.

888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 2233079. Steps to Food Freedom Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958.

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you promise you’ll only have one more but then you eat the whole bag? Have you tried every diet possible and nothing works? ˜ ere is hope. Come to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and find out about a 12 step program of recovery. ˜ ere is a solution! Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Suite 200, Burlington. Weekly on ˜ ursdays, 7 p.m. Info: Elise, 302-528-6672. OA Big|Book Solution Group of Burlington.

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Post & browse ads at your convenience. our office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:306:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info: burlingtonstutters. org,, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 257-7989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-5439498 for more info. SURVIVORSHIP NOW Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well.˛Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit.˛Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to˛survivorshipnowvt. org today to sign up. Info,˛802-7771126,˛info@ SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE — BURLINGTON Who: Persons experiencing the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn,

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5 Dorset St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. ˜ ank you! SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, Newport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284. THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS Burlington Chapter TCF meets on the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston; for more info, call Dee Ressler, 598-8899. Rutland Chapter TCF meets on the 1st Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at Grace Congregational Church, West St., Rutland; for more info, call Susan Mackey, 446-2278. Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) also serves bereaved parents w/ monthly peer support groups, short-term educational consultations & referrals to local grief & loss counselors.˛HVS is located in the Marble Works district in Middlebury.˛Please call 388-4111 for more info about how to connect w/ appropriate support services. TOGETHER IN RECOVERY Community members with a friend or family member affected by Opioid use are invited to come for support, discussion and encouragement. Chittenden Clinic, 75 San Remo Dr., So. Burlington. Every third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Info: 4886456, jspagnuolo@

VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/ vegan journey? Want more info on healthy veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715. YOGA FOR FOLKS LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE Join as we build community and share what works on the often confusing, baffling and isolating path to wellness while living with Lyme disease. We will have a gentle restorative practice suitable for all ages and all˛levels from beginner to experienced, followed by an open group discussion where we will share what works and support one another in our quest for healing. By donation. Wear comfortable clothing. March 5,˛April 2,˛May 7, June 4.˛2-3:30 p.m. More information at˛laughingriveryoga. com. XA – EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS Everything Anonymous is an all encompassing 12-step support group. People can attend for any reason, including family member challenges. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Info: 777-5508, definder@


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:156:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929.



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Volunteer & Education Coordinator

Physical Therapist part- to full-time for a busy outpatient setting in Addison County. Looking for

The Green Mountain Club (GMC) seeks a highly qualified, self-directed and experienced individual to serve as its Volunteer & Education Coordinator.The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating educational workshops, service learning trips, and speaker series as well as supporting GMC’s hiker education center. Core volunteer responsibilities include volunteer recruitment, tracking, and ongoing communication. See for full listing and how to apply.

motivated team player with strong manual skills and evidence based treatment to develop individualized treatment plans to meet patient’s functional goals. New graduate considered. Salary and benefit information on request. Please send resume and cover letter to

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Executive Director / Station Manager for local TV Station 2/27/17 4:11 PM

Dynamic media professional sought to lead lively public access TV station in the Mad River Valley. Coordinate programming focused on the people, places, and politics of the Mad River Valley. Be at the center of what is happening, while assuring public access to coverage of local events, meetings, and locally produced content. Responsible for station management, including public reports, budgets, scheduling, community outreach and fundraising/sponsorship.

Library Director

Carpenter-Carse library, in Hinesburg, is searching for a new director to replace our retiring director. Competitive salary. Full-time situation in a vibrant organization. Application deadline March 22. Details at: carpentercarselib

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RN NEEDED Per diem, weekday hours. BLS certified.

Equal opportunity employer.

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Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty (FSSIR) is seeking a self-motivated Education and Training Manager to join our dynamic leadership team based out of our West Lebanon, NH office. The position will travel to all office locations throughout Vermont and New Hampshire to develop and provide continuing education, coaching, consulting, personal business development and on-going training to the FSSIR Staff and Agents. The ideal candidate will be a charismatic leader who is passionate about helping others learn, have excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to learn and integrate new material and tools efficiently and proficiently. Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation and the opportunity to work with a great team! To learn more about the position and to apply visit:

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The Vermont Judiciary has several fulltime positions which involves specialized clerical work and data entry. Recruiting positions in Burlington (job code 17012) St. Albans (17010) & Barre (17009). High School graduate and two years of clerical, or data entry experience required. Starting at $14.75 per hour with excellent benefits. Open until filled. Candidates shall submit an application & resume.


Part time, 20 hours + or -; salary commensurate with experience. For full job description visit www.MRVTV. com. Application deadline March 23, 2017. Email resume and cover letter to



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Gary Home: Full Time Nights, Tues-Sat, 11pm-7am Westview: Part Time Nights, Friday & Saturday, 11pm-7am, 3pm-11pm, Every Other Saturday

Your care and attention is important; our residents tell us so. Come to work for Central Vermont’s premier Residential Care Homes and be part of the team. Westview Meadows and The Gary Home seek a dedicated nursing assistant with a strong desire to work within a community of seniors. We seek an LNA licensed in Vermont to provide high quality care in a caring residential care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home.” We offer excellent pay, including shift differential, great benefits, a welcoming working environment, and an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a warm community setting.

For more information, please visit our website at:

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Interested candidates please email your resume to or stop by to fill out an application and have an opportunity for an on the spot interview.

171 Westview Meadows Rd. Montpelier, VT 05602 OM FISHER HOME INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Retirement Plan Administrator

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Licensed Nursing Assistant

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Seeking a dynamic, creative, people-oriented individual with prior library exp. and 21st century vision. MLS/VT cert. preferred. Computer, tech, organizational skills essential. 25 hours per week.

Represent the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education by partnering with middle schools across Vermont to integrate technology-rich, student-centered learning. Work intensively with teachers and administrators to help schools develop an infrastructure that supports effective middle school teaching practices and a culture that sustains educational innovation. Provide customized professional development experiences for Vermont middle level educators through collaboration, direct consultation, and research-based practices. Requires frequent travel among partner schools in different regions of the state. Applicants from all regions welcome.

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Retirement plan consulting and administration firm has a full-time position available for an individual to join their staff to be trained in all aspects of retirement plan administration. Must be professional, highly motivated and detail oriented with strong customer service skills. Qualifications include: proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel and Word), mathematics/ accounting experience (two-year accounting degree or equivalent), excellent written and verbal communication, sound problem solving and decision making, willingness to be part of a team. Full benefits package is provided. Email your resume to or mail to Future Planning Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 905 Williston, VT 05495

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Executive Director. Serving the greater Burlington area since 1961, BHA assists over 2,100 low-income households by providing access to safe, affordable housing and retention support services that promote self-sufficiency and vibrant neighborhoods. With a 50-person staff and an annual operating budget of approximately $26 million, BHA has consistently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “High Performer” agency. BHA’s HUD-funded Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program assists with affordability of both rental housing and home ownership while allowing recipients mobility in choosing housing in neighborhoods that best meet their needs. Rental assistance is also provided under a number of other programs serving special needs populations, with partnership support from multiple state and local organizations. Additionally, BHA owns and/or manages approximately 650 federallyassisted apartments with affordable rents that house seniors, people with disabilities, and families. To help prevent homelessness, BHA also provides a variety of housing retention supportive services to its residents and program participants. The Executive Director (ED) of BHA reports to a five-person Board of Commissioners (Board) and is responsible for all aspects of operations including policy development and strategic planning, operational administration, development, and financial management. The ED also works closely with state and local partner agencies and non-profits to coordinate comprehensive support to low-income households. The Board is seeking an accomplished, strategic, collaborative leader dedicated to efficiently and effectively managing federal and local resources to provide maximum impact and support in the community. Candidates for ED must possess a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, finance, or related fields, with a Master’s Degree preferred. It is also expected that Candidates will have a minimum of five years of executive-level leadership in public housing management, public administration, public finance or in similar professional employment. Experience in affordable-housing operations or a related field as well as a working knowledge of HUD programs, policies, and procedures is strongly desired. The salary is competitive and open, depending on the qualification and extent of relevant experience. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter, maximum two-page resume, and expectation for compensation to Submission deadline is March 15. The Burlington Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. 9t-BurlingtonHousingAuthority030117.indd 1

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Green Mountain Transit has an opening for you! From Part-time Customer Service Representatives to Operations Managers, we have something for everyone. To learn more about the current positions available please visit



The Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation, is seeking proposals from qualified individuals to provide expert consultation services and guidance required on a contractual basis for the VT Board of Pharmacy to license and regulate the practice of pharmacy in Vermont in support of the Board’s public protection mission. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist which includes the requisite education (either B.S. or Pharm. D. degree in Pharmacy, and examination credentials for licensure); have never had their Pharmacist license suspended or revoked by any board of pharmacy; be experienced in the practice of pharmacy.


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Applications are due no later than Wednesday, March 29th at 3:00 pm.


If you have questions regarding this solicitation, contact Lora Nielsen, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Regulation, at 828-5030 or

PART-TIME DRIVERS, BERLIN AND ST. ALBANS Green Mountain Transit is the sole Transit Authority in the State of Vermont. GMT’s mission is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont region that reduce congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all. •

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program year. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a talents or resume. background in environmental conservation, natural or agricultural sciences, environmental studies, engineering, government/policy, communications or other related fields. Preference may be given to FULL-TIME applicants with a college degree. ECO AmeriCorps members serve at 3v-MapleLeafLandscaping030817.indd 1 3/6/17 11:49 AM host sites across Vermont with a focus on projects to improve water quality and reduce waste in Vermont. Full-time: 40 hours per week, Seeking a fun and September 2017-August 2018. Benefits include: an AmeriCorps professional full-time living allowance of $16,500, paid in bi-weekly stipends; health orthodontic dental assistant for a thriving, high insurance; child-care assistance; professional training and networking; quality, orthodontic office. student-loan forbearance; and a $5,815 AmeriCorps Education Looking for someone Award. Application deadline is March 31. Apply online, with a great attitude, and learn more about ECO AmeriCorps at

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Looking for a Sweet Job?

• Minimum 5 Years construction, 2 years as a Foreman in landscape construction. • Must be able to run a crew of 2-3 efficiently and productively. • Proficient in most - if not all - aspects of residential and commercial Landscape Construction • Valid VT driver license. Clean driving record. • Excellent craftsmanship, work ethic, communication skills, neat appearance, and most importantly: organization skills. • Basic computer skills: email, 11:39 AM document management, and spreadsheets.

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To apply for these positions, please download an application from Submit the application in one of the following ways (no phone calls please):

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We are looking for "winners" to join our team.

Benefits of Working for Green Mountain Transit GMT offers all full-time employees a competitive salary and exceptional benefits, paid premiums for health, dental, and vision for both the employee and his/her family members and generous time off. GMT offers 100% paid premium for health, dental, vision and prescription plans. GMT offers short-term disability. 100% of the premium is paid by GMT. GMT pays 100% of the premium for a $50,000 life insurance/accidental death and disability insurance. GMT offers 6 sick days, 11 holidays, 1 personal day, and 2 weeks of vacation time.

Via email to Via fax to (802) 864-5564 or Via mail to: GMT, 15 Industrial Parkway Burlington, VT, 05401 Attn: Human Resources

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Upper Valley Services is expanding our scope and area of services. Vermonters looking for alternatives to living and aging in traditional medical and nursing facilities can now be supported through our Comforts of Home Program. The new initiative works with individuals to match them with qualified, supportive home providers in the communities in which they want to live recruiting homes located across the state of Vermont to provide a variety of supports to individuals who want to live, in the comfort of a home. The supports may include transportation to go to church or to visit family, personal shopping and medication oversight. Some personal care depending of level of need. If interested in learning more about being a shared living provider or if you know someone that may be a good candidate for our Comforts of Home Program, please contact us at 802-222-9235 email

strong communication, organization, and teamwork skills. 2:35 PMMaturity, detail-oriented, compassion, a strong work ethic and a great sense of humor are also qualities we desire. Experience in dental assisting, radiology certification, and computer skills are required as well as reliable transportation and professional references.

If you desire an upbeat, caring work environment, want a challenging and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth all while developing a meaningful career in dentistry, please email a cover letter along with your resume and references to: NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.





The State of Vermont For the people…the place…the possibilities.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

BA RT E N DER Down Home Kitchen is seeking a bartender for evenings and weekends. We're looking for an experienced, engaging, creative and skilled team member who loves working with people. Please send a resume and information about yourself to

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Community Health Care Coordinator RN BURLINGTON, VERMONT 

Provides advanced professional nursing care to patients in varying stages of health and illness through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patient’s health needs.

Qualified Candidates Will Have: VT Registered Nurse License. Baccalaureate degree in nursing  

preferred Two years relevant RN experience. Must have prior experience working with patients/clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protective veteran status.


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Locally owned and operated for 48 years, we dedicate ourselves to supporting our community and helping customers get what they want and need for all seasons. We’re looking for hardworking people who want to contribute to a well-functioning team. Expect to be challenged, focused and professional in a fun and fast paced environment. We offer and guarantee world-class products and services for customers of all experience levels. We welcome candidates with retail/customer technical service experience, enthusiasm and strong people skills. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions available. Strongest candidates will receive a reply. Please send an up to date cover letter and resume to

openings for temporary Mental Health Specialists. If you

This significantwhere collaboration with hospital staff of other are position lookinginvolves for a position you can make a difference disciplines, and community providers involvedhealth in the formulation and a in the changing landscape of mental care, there’s implementation of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients. The ideal rewarding opportunity at VPCH. candidate will have experience in both a hospital and community setting, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience or interest Apply Online at in trauma-informed care or open dialogue appreciated. Licensure or Mental Health Specialist (Temporary) – eligibility for licensure within six months is required.

Job Opening ID# 619652

The salary range for this position is $48,713.60-$76,169.60 and has full state For more information, please contact Scott Perry employee benefit package. For more information, contact Becky Moore at Apply online at Reference Job Opening ID# 618303 For questions related to your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package & is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Do you enjoy helping a wide range of people find the right outdoor gear, fitness clothing, outerwear, lifestyle clothing for their adventures at home and around the world?

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH), a 25-bed, state-of-the-art, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital a 25-bed stateprogressive facility providing excellent care(VPCH), in a recovery-oriented, safe, respectful environment, hasrecovery-oriented an immediate opening for a social worker to join of-the-art, progressive facility offering our clinical treatment team. has immediate caremulti-disciplinary in a safe, respectful environment,


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Accounting Specialist and International Recruitment Specialist TETRA TECH ARD is recruiting for a full time Accounting Specialist (AS) to join its Burlington team, and an International Recruitment Specialist to join its Burlington or Arlington, VA team. The AS collaborates with headquarters and corporate staff for processing accounts payable, and payroll and overseas allowances. The International Recruitment Specialist works with proposal and project teams to recruit and onboard candidates for global development projects: Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organization skills and detail orientation are critical for these fast-paced positions. Must haves include minimum of an Associate’s (Bachelor’s preferred) degree in related fields, solid MS Office skills, strong cross-cultural competencies, and a positive, optimistic outlook. • Live in Burlington (or the DC area) and work in international development. • Employ your Excel, a/p, and payroll; or sourcing, outreach, and team building skills for the greater good. • Collaborate with development professionals around the world. Apply on our Careers page at Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech ARD’s ad. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. No calls.

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Vice President for Grants and Community Investments The Vermont Community Foundation is seeking a Vice President for Grants and Community Investments. This position is responsible for taking the Foundation’s work in the community to the next level, growing it in scale, relevance, and impact by developing strategy and programs that tightly align the Foundation’s grants and community investments. The ideal candidate will have masterful community relations and consensus-building skills, excellent strategic thinking and planning skills, and a strong understanding of grants management and the role of philanthropic investment in community and economic development. Please send cover letter and resume to by March 24 to:, or mail to: The Vermont Community Foundation 3 Court Street Middlebury, VT 05753. Visit for a complete job description.

The Vermont Community Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits.








Program Assistant

Saturday, March 11th from 10–2


Assist with events, campaigns, and programs including Racial Justice, Fair Trade, Peace, and miscellaneous programming. More information at PJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, members of the queer community, and differently-abled people encouraged to apply. Compensation is competitive. 15-25 hours a week. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Kyle Silliman-Smith at by Friday, April 14, 2017.

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Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education Auditorium 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT

For full job descriptions and application instructions visit

Seasonal jobs available: Gardening Assistant Grounds Keepers Museum Services Museum Store Sales Associates Events Assistants Visitor Guides Z Café Assistant Manager Café Staff Shuttle Driver

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Weekend Cook

Our 46 bed residential care facility is seeking a reliable, dedicated breakfast, lunch and dinner cook capable of prepping and cooking quality, flavorful meals for our residents.

Staffing Coordinator TLC is seeking a full-time facility Staffing Coordinator in our So. Burlington, VT office. Must have at least 2 years of customer service/ administrative office experience, scheduling experience preferred. 2/20/17 11:32 AM


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PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC, a full service law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Hours are Saturday 8-4:30, Sunday 5:00a-1:00p. Washington, DC, seeks an experienced attorney to join our Additional hours may be available. busy captive insurance practice. This position is based in our Applications may be picked up at Burlington, Vermont, office and will focus on a wide range of Our Lady of Providence, 47 West Spring St., Winooski, VT. services associated with the planning, formation, operation 3v-TLCNursing030117.indd 1 3/6/17 and dissolution of single parent and group captive insurance You will be fully trained, but prior experience and knowledge companies. Candidates with at least three years of corporate, of food preparation is a requirement. You must also have financial and/or regulatory experience are preferred. Ideal reliable transportation. Our wages are competitive and the work is rewarding, though you will be expected to maintain candidates will possess excellent academic and legal credentials. Is seeking a confident, the standards our residents have come to expect. motivated and positive If interested, I look forward to hearing from you. role model to work Please submit letter of interest and resume to Please email me your work experience and qualifications. with 8 adolescent girls. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. EEOE. Training is provided and experience working with teens is a plus. We 4t-OurLadyProvidence030817.indd 1 3/6/174t-PrimmerPiperEgglestonATTORNEY030817.indd 1:39 PM 1 3/6/17 11:12 AM are looking to fill the following positions: 2 Full time weekend positions, Friday 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday 8 am Mansfield Hall is an innovative residential college support program for students with diverse learning needs. to 10 pm and Sunday 8 am to 10 pm. Health, dental, and life insurance Vermont's premier eco-flooring retailer is looking for a new Seeking a person with the dynamic skill-set to supervise direct are provided as well as member to join our dedicated team. Clean driving record and service staff, case manage and coach students, partner with ability to lift cartons of hardwood required. Forklift experience paid time off. parents, and build a cohesive team and strong community. The and love of wood a plus, but we can train. You'll learn a lot! ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in social work or in We are an equal opportunity employer and non-traditional Please send resumes a related field, have residential program experience, a background candidates are encouraged to apply. We care more about your to Blaire at in mental health and/or educational programming, strong writing future than your past. 111 Bliss Road, skills, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. CONTACT INFO: Montpelier, VT 05602 Planet Hardwood Applicant information available at or email to 802-482-4404 Apply:

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Vermont Works for Women, a non-profit organization helping women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence is seeking to hire a Director of Women’s Programs. The position will be based out of our headquarters in Winooski, with occasional statewide travel. The Director will provide leadership and strategic vision for our workforce development training programs in the community and the women’s correctional facility. Our ideal candidate will have superb programmatic design, grant management, partnership development, and supervisory experience. For a job description and instructions to apply: Applications will be accepted until March 27. No calls or faxes, please. VWW is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization and deliver programs to a broad audience. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. VWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Website Developer

The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership is seeking an experienced website developer to work under contract with our team of training staff and leadership to enhance our website and eLearning platform. A qualified candidate will have experience working with Joomla and Moodle, understand how to translate workflow into readable web content and assist us in creating a user-friendly system. Please contact Sarah Ward at 656-3345 or THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

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Tech Vault is looking for a Data Center Operator to work the 3rd shift (12 am to 9 am) . This is an entry level position with room for growth. Candidate should be mechanically inclined and have a working knowledge of and supporting IT environments. Job includes monitoring of the cooling, power, network, and supporting equipment. Candidates must be self-motivated, organized, detailed oriented, and flexible to working an on-call rotation every 3 weekends

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Enthusiastic and creative leader needed for patron-centered library. Strong communication and computer skills a must. MLIS or library experience preferred but not required. 30 hours per week. See for complete job description. Send resume and cover letter to lincolnlibrariansearch

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The hours for this position are primarily 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm Monday through Friday. Pay range $20.00-$26.00 per hour and employer offers competitive health care and retirement package.

Works under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, performs duties which do not require the professional training and judgment of a pharmacist.

Must be able to pass a background check. EOE

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Harrison’s Restaurant in Stowe is hiring an experienced Head Chef to join the team. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail in food quality, Untitled-3 cleanliness, staff organization, ordering, inventory and food preparation. Creativity and a passion for food are a must! Competitive salary and paid vacation time. Send resumes to:

Burlington School District’s Property Services department has immediate opening for a Full-Time Second Shift HVAC Technician/Maintenance Worker. Required qualifications would include a minimum of five years’ previous experience as an HVAC Mechanical Technician with DDC Controls experience. Additional general commercial building maintenance experience also beneficial.


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The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership at the University of Vermont is seeking a Program Support Generalist to coordinate and implement program 2v-Harrison'sRestaurant030817.indd 1 3/3/17 5:38 PM procedures for training delivered to state Foster, Adoptive, Kinship families and Family Services Division Workforce. The applicant will have excellent written and oral communication skills with project staff, VT Dept. for Children and Families, and community partners regarding trainings and be able to provide technical HARK is a Burlington Based award support within the VT state training management winning design and development system, Moodle and database and University systems. studio where experience, passion, and The desired candidate will have proficiency in all imagination come together to help today’s innovative companies tell their Microsoft Applications. Knowledge and experience stories online. working with training management systems, eLearning platforms, website and databases desired. At minimum, Web Developer the candidate must have an associate degree, one to + This is a FT in-house position three years’ related experience and working knowledge + Turn PSD designs into fully of software applications used to support office functions, functional, responsive web sites and familiarity with Internet resources required. + Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Drupal, Wordpress, jQuery, git source control, and LAMP stack

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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.

Tech Group has over 100 years of combined professional IT experience. Recognized as “Best IT Services Company” by Champlain Business Journal, Tech Group is dedicated to setting new and higher standards of customer service to support its clients’ wide range of technology demands. • • •

We are on the cutting edge of technology – you’ll be working with the best equipment and software. We offer cross-training opportunities for other areas of the firm that may interest you. We are dedicated to supporting our community, education and resource organizations – giving back!

We are looking for a full time HR & Billing Coordinator with a minimum of five years’ experience providing leadership in the area of human resources combined with a proven record of excellent client billing and collections history. Accounting experience and QuickBooks knowledge are required; an affinity for IT is highly desirable! Starting salary is competitive and based upon experience. Some incentive compensation is possible. • • •

Very competitive benefits package Casual yet professional work environment. Lead support position in a growing IT firm.

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Family farm in Shelburne seeks full-time, seasonal garden help, mid-April through September. Applicant must enjoy working outdoors and have prior gardening experience. Responsibilities include weeding, deadheading, planting, mulching and other garden-related chores. Requirements: own transportation; ability to lift 50 pounds and engage in regular manual labor; references; and background check. Smokefree workplace. To apply, please email resume and contact information to

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Crisis Assessment Clinician First Call for Chittenden County SEE YOUR JOB HUNT HELPER! Job Hunt Helpers are available in the following communities: Barre, Brattleboro, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Newport, Winooski

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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

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.

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2/27/17 3:16 PM The State of Vermont For the people…the place…the possibilities.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital Exciting Social WorkerSpecialty Position Nurse Psychiatric Clinical

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH), a 25 bed state-of-the-art, progressive facility providing excellent care in a recovery-oriented, safe, The respectful environment has an immediate opening forof a social worker to join our multi-disciplinary clinical treatment team. For the people…the place…the possibilities.




New Compensation Plan Implemented

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.

Submit a resume to: The New School of Montpelier 11 West Street Montpelier, VT 05602

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

This position involves significant collaboration with hospital staff of other Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH), a 25 bed statedisciplines, andPsychiatric community providers involved in the formulation and Vermont of-the-art, progressive facility providing excellent care The in ideal implementation of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients. Care Hospital a recovery-oriented, safe, in respectful environment, has setting, and candidate will have experience both a hospital and community have strong interpersonal andPsychiatric communication skills. Experience interest immediate openings for Clinical SpecialtyorNurses in informed care oryou openare dialogue appreciated. ontrauma all shifts. Whether a nurse seeking Licensure a career or path eligibility for licensure within six months is required. Exciting Social Worker Position

or looking for a change where you can make a difference Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospitalof a 25 bed state-of-the-art, in the changing mental health care,and there’s a state The salary range for landscape this position is(VPCH), $48,713.60-$76,169.60 has full progressive facility providingatexcellent a recovery-oriented, safe, rewarding opportunity Thisinis an exciting opportunity employee benefit package. respectful environment has an immediate opening for a social worker to join for experienced nurses. In addition to an excellent benefits our multi-disciplinary clinical treatment For more information, contact Becky Moore package, tuition reimbursement and loan repayment assistance Apply online at may be available for eligible applicants. This position involves significant collaboration with hospital staff of other Reference Job Opening ID# 618303 disciplines, and community providers involved in the formulation and Apply Online at For questions related your application,treatment please contact Human implementation of a comprehensive planthe forDepartment patients. of The ideal Resources, Recruitment Services, atin855-828-6700 (voice) 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay candidate will have experience both a hospital andorcommunity setting, and Registered Nurse II have strong and communication skills. Experiencepackage or interest Service). The interpersonal State of Vermont offers an excellent compensation & is an (Psychiatric Clinical Specialty Nurse)total in trauma informed care or open dialogue appreciated. Licensure or Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Opening ID# 619338 eligibility for licensure within six months is required.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Residential Counselor Northern Lights Northern Lights is an 11-bed transitional housing program for women returning to Burlington from prison. Responsibilities include responding to crises, facilitating medications, completing documentation, upholding the house norms and rules, completing food shopping, conducting urine screens, and maintaining a clean Vermont environment. Full-time, benefits-eligible position (weekend and evening hours). Valid driver’s license and car required. $15.38 per hour. Job ID# 3784

For more information, please visit 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. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the online application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or

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The salary rangeClinical for this position is $48,713.60-$76,169.60 (Psychiatric Specialty Nurse-Temporary) and has full state employee benefit package.

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Case Manager

Washington County Diversion Program is a team-oriented, non-profit agency based in Barre. We have a full-time position for someone who possesses strong communication skills, brings a human services or substance abuse background and embraces a restorative justice philosophy. Responsible for all aspects of the Diversion and Youth Substance Abuse Safety Programs, including working with participants and community stakeholders. A bachelor’s degree, experience in a related field, and experience/knowledge of Washington County’s human service sector are preferred. $34K with benefits. Some evening hours. Interested individuals can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the following email address: Applications accepted until position is filled. WCDP is an equal opportunity employer. More information about WCDP is available at:





The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts seeks applicants for a full-time Marketing and Development Manager of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival to join our team and be a part of northern New England’s premier performing arts center.

Primmer, a New England-based law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC, seeks an experienced professional to join our busy Information Technology team. This technician will provide help desk support and end user training within a Windows environment and will assist with network monitoring and maintenance, including the physical infrastructure. Required technical proficiencies include an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Windows operating systems, network infrastructures and desktop virtualization products. A working knowledge of legal-specific applications (e.g. WorkSite, Juris) is a plus. Qualified candidates will possess a college degree (AA or BA) and at least 2 years’ experience with networked systems in a business environment. The ideal candidate will also possess a solid work ethic, strong communications skills at both technical and non-technical levels and a commitment to solution based support working directly with users. Some flexibility in work schedule and interoffice travel required.


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WCDP is a team-oriented, non-profit agency based in 5v-PrimmerPiperEggleston030817.indd 1 3/6/17 Barre. We have a full-time position for someone with strong case management skills, a clear sense of boundaries, a human services background and who embraces a restorative justice philosophy. Responsibilities include The Long Trail family of brands is seeking conducting evidence-based a creative, analytical individual to join our screenings, supporting marketing team in Middlebury, Vermont. program participants while addressing their needs, and This person will execute the day-to-day collaborating with partner social media strategy and customer agencies and professionals in communication for Long Trail Brewing, the criminal justice system. Otter Creek Brewing & The Shed Brewery.




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The Marketing and Development Manager of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival assists the festival’s Managing Director in marketing, development, logistical, and administrative aspects of the festival and also supports the Flynn’s fundraising event logistics and related membership programs. The Marketing and Development Manager: supports sponsor relationships and membership programs; assists in developing the overall festival marketing plan and campaign design; manages and creates festival-related copy, print, and digital ads and print materials; and manages grassroots and social media marketing efforts, as well as the festival’s website and mobile app. This role manages seasonal staff, volunteers, and vendors and helps execute festival and event logistics. The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing and 3-5 years of relevant experience, excellent planning, organizational, communication, and administrative skills, as well as experience in public relations, fundraising, and grant writing. The ability to maintain a flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours during crucial times is a must. For a detailed job description and more information, visit our website at: Please submit application materials by March 15, 2017 to:

Flynn Center - Attn: Human Resources 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or email: NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. EOE

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Summer Camp Director Catamount Outdoor Family Center seeks energetic, caring and detail oriented professional with experience working with kids in an outdoor setting. Send resumes to:

Passionate about great wine and spirits? We will train you to provide expert knowledge and advice to our customers. Competitive wage. Clean, friendly work environment. Flexible hours. Half price deli. On CCTA bus route. Catamount Outdoor Family Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Clinical Nurse Manager

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Gracey’s Liquor Agency 26 Hinesburg Rd. South Burlington

Lead the Nursing Team at the New VNA Respite House

Awesome Summer Jobs Are Waiting for You!

We’re seeking a team-focused nurse manager with broad clinical experience to lead the nursing team and oversee patient care at Vermont’s only residential hospice. Provide client-centered care to people with life-limiting illness at our state-of-the-art hospice residence in Colchester. Incredible opportunities to impact a beloved community resource.

RATE OF PAY: $10.10 – $15.83 Hourly Applications are now being accepted for the following jobs. You may apply for more than one position at a time. You must apply online (or from your mobile phone)!

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Spa at The Essex is expanding our talented staff and hiring experienced massage therapists and estheticians to join our team. As the only full-service spa 4:28 PM in the Burlington area, our spa is always busy with loyal clientele. Please contact our HR department for more information and to apply: 764-1492 or Certification required. Weekend, Part-time and full-time opportunities available.

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Lead a team and facilitate the realization of OneCare Vermont’s mission, strategic plan and values. Competitive pay and great benefits.

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State of Vermont RN license required. Associates Degree required, BSN strongly preferred. Passion for leadership and development of others; minimum of three years of supervisory experience required.

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August First Bakery & Cafe is looking for an experienced

Pastry Baker and Barista/Counter Staff. Work in one of Burlington’s favorite bakeries! Experience preferred, but we will train the right person. Must be reliable, enthusiastic, and dedicated to providing a great experience for our customers. For more information and to apply, please email


Nursing Home Administrator Greensboro Nursing Home, a CMS 4-star facility, is looking for an Administrator for our 30-bed, not-forprofit, skilled nursing facility. Our nursing home is located in beautiful northern Vermont within walking distance of Caspian Lake and the historic village of Greensboro. If you are an experienced leader with strong financial and clinical knowledge, we want you. If you are ready to lead our staff to a resident-centered model of care, we want you. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package and a positive work environment. Current Vermont NHA license required.


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Executive Director

Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, based in Burlington, seeks an Executive Director to carry our strategic mission forward. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director will have deep understanding of the issues combined with strong non-profit leadership experience. The ED will be able to articulate the need and the solutions available for criminal justice reform in Vermont, work well with Justice Coalition members, represent VCJR to state government through advocacy and testimony as needed and communicate with press, supporters and funders. For a complete description and information about applying, see

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Bridget Collier, President Greensboro Nursing Home Trustees PO Box 78 Tourism & Greensboro, VT 05841

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Membership & Events Coordinator

VTDigger seeks a highly motivated member of the business team to administer and maintain our growing membership database and contribute to our events team. Candidates should be extremely comfortable with databases, spreadsheets, technology and cloud computing. For more information, visit: vtdigger. org/jobs/membership. Please send letter, resume, and references to: Phayvanh Luekhamhan: pluekhamhan

Underwriting Coordinator

VTDigger seeks an outgoing member of the business team to pursue sales, develop corporate relationships, promote new business opportunities statewide, and contribute to our events team. Candidates should have sales and business background. For more information, visit: Please send letter, resume, and references to: Theresa Murray-Clasen:

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As manager of a whole department you are instrumental to the entire operation. You know the products, have strong relationships with vendors, and an eye for natural foods trends. The Grocery Manager is a great communicator, embraces a servant leadership style, and knows how to lead a high quality natural foods grocery department. You are in this role because you were looking for a challenge with a company full of dedicated staff who do awesome things. You are passionate in going above and beyond to offer great customer service. To lead our grocery team, we want you to have · 5 or more years of a leadership role in retail and natural foods · 2 or more years of recent management experience To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit a resume, cover letter and Co-op application to Search Committee at Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op 1 Washington Street Middlebury, VT 05753.

Full and Part-time

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

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The Mental Health Center in Colebrook, NH seeks a full-time therapist to provide office based counseling for children and adults. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree and be licensed or license eligible as a mental health counselor or a clinical social worker in the State of NH. Supervision is available toward completion of NH licensing requirements. In addition, we are designated as a critical shortage area by the Federal Government which would allow for full student loan repayment for licensed staff. The starting salary is between $40k-$48k depending on license and experience. We are located in northern NH, near the borders with Vermont and Canada. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Chittenden County Offices

Vermont’s largest credit union is growing and has a full-time teller opportunity available for the right person. Preferred candidates will present a responsible work history preferably in a retail environment and be comfortable and skilled with face to face communication. Successful candidates for this position will provide friendly, fast and accurate service to members. The ability to explain our various products and services as well as the ability to recognize and suggest solutions to our members will be necessary. This position requires standing and/or sitting at a computerized work station. Daily member interactions include cash handling and processing of all member transactions. Extensive keyboarding and the ability to use multiple system applications are required. This position requires occasional lifting of coins and cash, up to 20 pounds. Qualified applicants should submit a complete resume and cover letter ( illustrating reasons for interest and further qualification or visit our website to complete an online application.

Steven Arnold Director of Behavioral Health NHS - The Mental Health Center 55 Colby Street, Colebrook, NH 03576 603-237-4955

NEFCU enjoys an employer of choice distinction with turnover averaging less than 10%. More than 96% of our 165 staff say NEFCU is a great place to work. (2016 Annual Staff Survey) If you believe you have the qualifications to contribute to this environment, please send your resume and cover letter and salary history to

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Responsible for coordinating and organizing project activities to ensure projects are well communicated and effectively tracked/ updated, and on schedule. S/he will coordinate/assist with project planning and implementation, including assessing needs and setting goals and objectives.


Assist in the composition of unofficial evaluations for recruiting purposes; create degree plans for incoming bachelor’s degree completion students; and track documentation and data of transfer credit reviews, approvals, and critical updates at the graduate and undergraduate levels for online programming.


The Enrollment Advisor is responsible for online degree completion student classroom support, retention, and reenrollment initiatives that positively impact student retention. S/ he serves as the primary liaison, advisor, and advocate for degree completion students.

We are seeking a social worker to work with low-income families. Strong candidates must have knowledge of child and adolescent development, family systems, mental health issues, excellent communication skills, and strength in building relationships. Flexibility and collaboration is a must. This is a position with generous benefits, total hours negotiable. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is a must. MSW preferred. Please contact Donna Bailey at or Sue Bloomer at Check out our website,, by March 17th, 2017.

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For more information and to apply for these and other great jobs: All candidates must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance. Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Busy Pediatric office is looking for an RN or LPN to join our Team. 25+ hours per week, benefits available. Please send resume and 3 references, Rainbow Pediatrics, ATTN: Lisa Ryan, 44 Collins Drive, Suite 202, Middlebury, VT 05753

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Seeking individual to perform excellent customer service to all Norwich constituents. Works as a member of the Registrar’s Office team to accomplish the business and functions of the office including registration, academic petitions, grade changes, Flexible Pathways Enrollment, readmissions, graduation, prerequisite and degree evaluations, and other clerical tasks.



seeks a motivated team-oriented individual to join our staff.

Commercial Loan Officer

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

VEDA has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join its commercial lending staff. The Commercial Loan Officer will analyze loan applications and prepare loan write-ups Please email cover letter and recommendations for presentation to management and the with resume and 3 professional references to VEDA Board; work with borrowers, other lenders and various preventivemedicinevt agencies to structure projects using VEDA’s many loan programs; prepare commitment letters; service and manage ongoing relationships with borrowers; and represent the Authority at various functions. Requirements include strong written and verbal skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, comfortable 2v-PreventiveMedicine020117.indd 1 1/30/17 10:49 AM learning and using various financial software applications and electronic information systems; and an excellent customer service attitude. Minimum ten years’ previous commercial lending experience preferred and a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field required. ASSISTANT Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. VEDA PRESCHOOL TEACHER has a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity Part 2: Early Education employer. at Richmond Elementary To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: or mail it to:

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School, is looking for an assistant preschool teacher. Candidates must be flexible, patient, experienced working with children, and motivated to work within a team. 30 hours per week starting at $13.50 per hour but will depend on education and experience. Send resumes to:





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It is what we do at Twincraft Skincare every day. We are the industry’s premier manufacturer of top-quality skin care for the world’s leading personal-care brands. We produce visually unique products with superior formulations. We are seeking innovative, forward-thinking individuals to join our team of dedicated professionals. Do you want to work at a company where your input is truly valued?

The Town of Randolph, Vermont (pop. 5000), seeks an engaging, collaborative, and dynamic town manager. Randolph is a diverse, historic, and active community located in the White River Valley near the I-89 interstate corridor. We have a very active community in a variety of committees and boards that help support the activity in our town government. The manager reports to a five-member selectboard and is responsible for the daily operations of the town. He or she administers a budget of approximately $6.8 million, including general, highway, library, police, water, and sewer funds. The town manager is appointed by the selectboard and is responsible for the general government administration, including financial, highway, buildings and grounds, recreation, zoning, fire, police, water, and sewer departments. A full description is available on the town website under the employment tab:

Learn more about Twincraft and current career opportunities at

Senior Accountant We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join our Accounting Department. If you are skilled in general accounting principles and value working in a supportive cultural environment, we want to talk to you! We are a rapidly growing business with two locations, so it’s important you are able to be adaptable and flexible with the daily demands of our expanding company needs.

Salary range is $75,000 to $80,000, plus an excellent benefits package. A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s degree preferred) in public administration, business administration, or a relevant field. Five years of experience in a senior level management position in government is preferred; experience as a town manager is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and five to eight years’ related experience. You must possess strong business acumen and enjoy working collaboratively with internal teams.

To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to or mail to: Randolph Town Manager Search c/o VLCT 89 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602-2948.

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Residential Counselor Group Home

The Group Home is a residential program, which provides assessment and stabilization services to males and females, ages 13-18. Counselors provide supervision and support to the youth as well as provide a sense of safety and security to the youth. Job requirements: Superior interpersonal skills and ability to function well in a team atmosphere a must. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required. This is a full time entry level position that includes nights/weekends. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to

Community Integration Specialists Community Based Services

CBS is committed to empowering youth by providing family based treatment through innovative, diverse and community integrated methods. CBS is seeking full time community integration specialists to join our talented team of mental health professionals. 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

Residential Counselor NFI Hospital Diversion Program

The Hospital Diversion Program of NFI VT is seeking a full time Residential Counselor. 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 EOE

We are seeking a full time Residential Mortgage Loan Assistant for our growing South Burlington Loan Office. This individual will be responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties to provide loan origination and documentation support for our Mortgage Loan Offiservice cers. Other responsibilities include overseeing the VT, is dedicated Union Bank, a full community bank headquartered in Morrisville, completion and accuracy loan documents, processto providing superior financial advisory and of trust services. As a local Vermont business, we and ensuring proper loan documentation inoffer challenginging andloans rewarding career opportunities. cluding input of information and preparing all related We are seeking an experienced Financial Advisor for a full time position in our growing loan documents, follow up on verifications and credit Asset Management Group. This individual will be joining an existing team to serve within reports, preparation of loans for underwriting, as well our entire northern Vermont and New Hampshire market area. Establishing a network as commitment letters, notes, and other loan documenof professional alliances and referral sources will be a key aspect for this position, as tation and set up, assisting customers with advances business development will be of significant importance for the successful candidate. construction lines and providing all other loan Responsibilities on willhome include developing new trust and asset management relationships. The support needed. Requirements includeand excellent writ-duties in order to Financial Advisor will additionally perform administrative managerial ten and oral communication, and a minimum of 2 years successfully manage existing trust and asset management relationships. of prior residential loan experience with a familiarity of A Bachelor’s degree in finance or business is loan desirable. The issuccessful secondary market mortgage products preferablecandidate should have a minimumbut of not 1 torequired. 2 years ofAttention trust andtoestate planning, as well as knowledge of detail, strong organizainvestment management, trust products and banking services. Required traits include being tional skills, and the ability to multi-task are essential.


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Our Behavioral Health Division is hiring Women’s Health Initiative

– Part-Time Social Work Care Coordinator We’re hiring! Our Behavioral Health Division is seeking a Social Worker to join our Community Health Team. Contribute to an exciting new initiative that will directly impact the health of women in our community, helping them to navigate family planning. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Social Worker will work to ensure women’s health providers have the resources they need to help women be well, avoid unintended pregnancies, and build thriving families. This is a part-time position combined in both St. Albans Health Service area and the Burlington Health Service areas, located at two different Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) sites.

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We’re hiring! Seeking a Social Worker to join our Community Health Team. Contribute to an exciting new initiative that will directly impact the health of women in our community, helping them to navigate family planning. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Social Worker will work to ensure women’s health providers have the resources they need to help women be well, avoid unintended pregnancies, and build thriving families. This is a part-time position combined in both the St. Albans Health Service area and the Burlington Health Service area, located at two different Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) site. This position at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is in partnership with the Vermont Blueprint for Health.

UVMHN - Central Vermont Medical Center is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist (PT) to work with our residents at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing. Bachelor of Science, Certificate or Master’s degree in Physical Therapy required. Vermont State License or eligibility required. BLS training preferred.

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Social Work Care Coordinator – Pediatric Setting

Have you always wanted to work with kids and families? Do you need supervision hours toward licensure? Contribute to an exciting new Initiative designed to increase access and outcomes for individuals served in primary care settings. Our Care Coordinators are assigned to primary care settings, and work closely with an interdisciplinary Community Health Team serving Northwestern Vermont. Activities involve consultation with primary care providers, implementing screening protocols for mental health and substance use disorders, linking patients with necessary services, and providing short-term, solution-focused care. Seeking a fulltime individual who is a generalist and familiar with a range of mental health and substance use disorders. Flexibility with placement location and hours of work is a must as the need is within the St. Albans health-service area and sometimes needs to change. Master’s in Social Work or other related field.

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– Social Work Care Coordinator We’re hiring! Our Behavioral Health Division is seeking a Social Worker to join our Community Health Team. Contribute to an exciting new initiative that will directly impact the health of women in our community, helping them to navigate family planning. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Social Worker will work to ensure women’s health providers have the resources they need to help women be well, avoid unintended pregnancies, and build thriving families. This is a full-time position working in a St. Albans practice.

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DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Join our Green Economy Development Team! VSJF seeks a program director to advance entrepreneurial success and job growth within Vermont’s green economy. The position manages engagements with business owners and their management teams in the business sectors of sustainable agriculture and forest products, waste systems, renewable energy, and the climate economy. The Director will also develop and advance a Climate Economy business accelerator program and statewide Network. Full job descriptions available at Send resume and cover letter by 3/31/17 to

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Red House Building in Burlington is looking to expand our Home Services team with a full-time, skilled handy(wo) man/carpenter. Applicants must have carpentry experience and a broad understanding of home building/renovation, as well as maintenance. Responsibilities may include: executing small building projects independently or with a helper, performing home maintenance and repair tasks, troubleshooting home performance problems, scheduling and over-seeing subcontractors. Good communication, professionalism, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a valid driver’s license are a must. Proficiency with basic computer programs like Excel are a plus. Hourly wage will depend upon applicant's skill level/ experience. Generous benefits package. This position also comes with the potential for flexible hours. Please email resumes or inquiries to jeremy

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business process reengineering, and performance management. Demonstrated HEALTH SERVICES FIELD OPERATIONS CHIEF experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN is highly of Communications desired. The ideal candidate will be able to accomplish complex goals while Department of Health Tourism & Marketing: Director

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Status: Appointed exempt, Full time. are driven by the needs of central office, the local offices, and the populations outreach plan consistent withthat the Application goals and mission of2017. the Department of Deadline: March 21, these entities serve. This position is designated to the Burlington, VT area. However, Tourism and Marketing as well as maintaining consistent communications partial assignment to other district office locations within the state may be available. social VT networking tools. This Applicants within and outsidevia the Burlington, area are encouraged to apply and position is responsible for all tourism media explore this opportunity. For more information, contact Allison Reagan at 652-4190 relations in-state and out-of-state;Department press release development; targeted of Disabilities, Aging andpitching Independent Living or email Reference Job ID #620906. 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This and judgment for critical decision making in a number of life domains (such as The Vermont Department of Health’s Division of Health Promotion and Disease will report to self-starter the Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing. medical, residential, legal, contractual decisions, and financial). The position also Prevention has a key position position open for an organized, collaborative requires supervision of casework, documentation, and decision making of several who will join a hard-working and knowledgeable tobacco prevention and control Job position Description: Public Guardians. At times, there is a high level of stress associated with this team. The program administrator is a required in the CDC tobacco Candidates must: demonstrate strong oral and haveproblem a BA in and emotional position. 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Candidates with diverse teams, learn a variety ofof computer applications, and be is available for national international The Director Communications should demonstrate project management experience, and knowledge of grant/contractmarketplace. emergency response at night and on the weekends. Extensive travel is required. management, supervisory experience, and skilled in collaboration. Planning and Resume, writing samples and a minimum of three references should be responsible for the development and implementation of a proactive business Expected start date May 30, 2017. For more information, contact Jackie Rogers administrative duties, in addition to program implementation and monitoring, are submitted to Kitty Sweet, Vermont Agency Commerce outreach plan consistent with the goals and mission ofand the Community Department of#620984. at 828-3623 orof email Reference Job ID major components for the position. Grant and fiscal administration and strong Location: Montpelier. 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The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can Join the team that brings public to local communities! The and Vermont trips itineraries; management ofhealth media contact lists; contribute to the department’s diversityfamiliarization and commitment to foster an and environment Department of Health is seeking a Division Administrator to join the Office of of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. Applicants are encouraged support for Vermont’s international public relations initiatives. The Director Local Health team. The Division Administrator is responsible for the business and to include in their cover letter information about how they will further goal.the Agency of Commerce executive team in the will also collaborate this with operation functions for the division. The Office of Local Health, which comprises For information, contact Rhonda Williams at 863-7592 or rhonda.williams@ the twelve district offices, is the implementation arm of the healthThis department development of a proactive travel trade and business recruitment plan. Reference Job ID #620871. Location: Burlington. Status: Full time. bringing public health programs and initiatives to local communities. Our goal Application Deadline: March 14, 2017.position will report to the Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing. is to improve the health and well-being for Vermonters. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with extensive experience in administrative, fiscal and operational The Vermont Department Health a is especially Candidates must: demonstrate strongfunctions. oral and written skills;ofhave BA in interested in candidates who can contribute to the department’s diversity and commitment Public Relations or related field; have a minimum of five years of relevant work Commerce and Community Development to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. experience; demonstrate knowledge ofencouraged Vermont and Vermont’s tourism industry. The Agency of Commerce & Community Development is seeking an energetic, Applicants are to include in their cover letter information about forward thinking leader who has a track record of developing and leading a how they will further this goal. Interested candidates must apply online at team of high performing information technology and project management staff more information, contact Allison Reagan at Resume, writing samples a minimum of threeForreferences should be in furtherance of the Agency’s mission. The ideal candidate has an extensive 652-4190 or email Reference Job ID # 620692. submitted to Kitty Sweet, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Location: Newport. Status: Full time. Application Deadline: March 26, 2017. background in information technology management, project management,


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Project Manager The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful completion of a construction project from project startup to project closeout. As a Project Manager at ReArch Company you will be in charge of managing all project elements including safety, schedule, budget, cost control, supervision and daily oversight to ensure the project meets the project objectives and is delivered on time and on budget, while exceeding our Clients expectations and goals in a professional and courteous manner. QUALIFICATIONS Candidates should have a bachelor of science degree in construction management, engineering or related field and have a minimum of three years’ experience as project manager or superintendent on commercial, institutional, multi-family residential or medical projects over $10,000,000. Must be proficient in scheduling programs, spreadsheet applications and have experience completing take-offs and estimates. Candidates should also exhibit strong ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

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LIFE DRAWING: Easels in tow, artists capture the poses of a live model. Karma Bird House Gallery, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, beukwin@

‘ALL OF ME’: Bess O’Brien’s latest documentary explores the lives of people consumed with eating disorders. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356.


CASTLETON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Cinephiles feast their eyes on a diverse lineup of motion pictures highlighting women in contemporary American independent cinema. See castleton. edu for details. Herrick Auditorium, Castleton College, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.


‘LÀ OÙ ATTILA PASSE...’: A 2015 French-language drama follows a reclusive young man as he finds friendship and love. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.

COFFEE HOUR: Friends, neighbors and American Association of Retired Persons Vermont volunteers catch up on upcoming activities and issues facing older adults. New Moon Café, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 951-1313.




GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA: Needleand-thread enthusiasts fine-tune their tec niques. Living/Dining Room, Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free; bring a bag lunch. Info, 372-4255.



THE VARSHAVSKI-SHAPIRO PIANO DUO Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m., at United Community Church in St. Johnsbury. $6-18. Info, 748-7135.

COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Bring a dessert to share. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — think veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaa . Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727.

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.

WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: Delicious, local fare is accessible to both newbies and foodies at a year-round emporium of prepared foods, baked goods, produce, seafood, meats and cheeses. Woodstock Farmers’ Market, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3658.



BRIDGE CLUB: Strategic players have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $6. Info, 872-5722.



The VarshavskiShapiro Piano Duo’s upcoming performance includes some familiar features of classical concerts, such as well-known works by Carl Czerny, Franz Schubert and Manuel de Falla. Still, this isn’t your typical recital. Ukrainian-born Stanislava Varshavski and Moscow native Diana Shapiro play as a duo on separate pianos as well as in the style known as piano four-hands, which involves the two musicians sitting side-by-side at the same keyboard. The award-winning pair, which has graced stages from Hong Kong to Jerusalem to Rome to Miami, steps into the spotlight in St. Johnsbury as part of the Northeast Kingdom Classical Series.

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SOLAR OPTIONS FOR VERMONT: Eco-conscious community members learn about state and federal incentives and different methods for harnessing the power of the sun. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


VERMONT SUPREME COURT ANNUAL SESSION: The states highest judges hear oral arguments on six cases. Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1000.


COMMUNITY HU CHANT: Folks of all faiths lift their voices in a spiritual singing session. Eckankar Center, Burlington, 7-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390.


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





STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESS: Entrepreneurs pick up tips for getting new enterprises off the ground. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4872.



TOXIC WHITENESS BAG LUNCH DISCUSSION GROUP: Peace & Justice Center representatives facilitate a conversation on the harmful effects of white supremacy on communities and individuals. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.





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Modern Times Theater raises the curtain to reveal action, adventure and drama, all played out by handmade puppets. The Northeast Kingdom company composed of Vermont Vaudeville producers Rose Friedman and Justin Lander stages a puppet show trilogy evoking the feel of a Saturday morning cartoon. Taking place over three consecutive weekends, the production follows the classic characters Punch and Judy as they find themselves in white-knuckle situations. Starting with this weekend’s Punch & Judy: A Melodrama, each installment begins with a humorous mini-concert and a gramophone dance party and ends in a cliffhanger, keeping audience members coming back for more.

‘PUNCH & JUDY: A MELODRAMA’ Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m., at the Gohl Building in Hardwick. $5. Info,

MAR.12, 14 & 15 | FAIRS & FESTIVALS Cultural Appreciation There’s so much more to St. Patrick’s Day than often meets the eye. Just look at the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival, which, in its 22nd year, offers no shortage of ways to celebrate aspects of Celtic culture. In the days leading up to March 17, displays of Irish music, dance, history and words enliven sites in and around the Queen City. A Sunday conversation covering everything from language to sport to food gives way to a spirited sing-along with Reagh Greenleaf Jr. at Church Street pub Rí Rá, where Emerald Isle duo Brayzen Heads dole out traditional tunes over several nights. A genealogy class, music sessions, talks, kids’ activities and multiple song-and-dance-filled ceilidhs top off this family-friendly fest.



Sunday, March 12, 1-8 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. at various locations statewide. See website for additional dates. Prices vary. Info,


he Big Easy meets Burlington at the 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade. A wintertime staple, this N’awlins-style celebration pulls thousands to the Queen City’s downtown area for an all-out party. The Fat Tuesday-inspired festivities kick off with live music by PitchBlak Brass Band and Big Mean Sound Machine at the top of Church Street. Costumed carousers can then make strides — and show off their themed threads — in the #9 Fun Run, an all-ages 0.9-mile jog hosted by Super Troopers’ Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. Finally, beads fly as themed floats roll down Main Street, drumming up support for the Vermont Foodbank. A high-octane concert in City Hall Park by rockers White Denim of Austin, Texas, rounds out the revelry.


MAGIC HAT MARDI GRAS PARADE Saturday, March 11, festivities, noon; parade, 3 p.m., in downtown Burlington. Free. Info, 658-2739.

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GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Students get pumped with an interval-style workout that boosts muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, agili y, balance and coordination. Middlebury Municipal Gym, 7-8 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT NURSING STUDENT VISITS: Presentations on different types of healthy lifestyles promote well-being. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.





WORKSHOP ON LIVING HEALTHIER: Community members ages 18 and up who are living with ongoing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or anxiety learn to better manage their well-being in a six-week seminar. United Way of the Adirondack Region, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1:30-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 518-564-3371.


BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS: Grouped by age, youngsters chat about celebrated titles. Call for details. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. GAME THEORY & DESIGN: Teen techies code, build and play their own video games with the hands-on platform Bloxels. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. LEGO CHALLENGE: Kids tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1391. LEGO CLUB: Kiddos ages 6 and up snap together snazzy structures. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. MAKE A GLITTER JAR: Everyday containers become swirly, sparkly and mesmerizing works of art. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. RICHMOND STORY TIME: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into fun activities for tots up to age 6. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. TODDLER TIME: With activities ranging from Legos and Play-Doh to stories and snacks, little ones and their caregivers find plen y of ways to play. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 745-1391.


‘KIM’S CONVENIENCE’: A Korean immigrant in Canada faces social and familial challenges as he supports his wife and children with his Toronto convenience store in Ins Choi’s personal play staged by Soulpepper. Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montréal, 8 p.m. $24.50-60. Info, 514-739-7944. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: Performing arts, fine dining and family activities combine for one of the world’s largest winter festivals. See for details. Downtown Montréal. Prices vary. Info, 514-288-9955.


ALAN PARSHLEY: Pianists Sylvia Parker and Thomas Clea y join the UVM faculty horn player for pieces by Beethoven, Copland, Arnold Cooke and Peter Schickele. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. CURTIS SALGADO: Award-winning soul, blues and R&B sounds soar, courtesy of the vocalist, harmonicist and songwriter. The Champlain ine Company, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $15-18. Info, 518-564-0064. SONG CIRCLE & CIRCLE SONGS: Heidi Wilson leads an evening of vocal expression using the Rise Up Singing songbook. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581


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


DAVID IAN LIGHTBODY: The Egyptology expe t examines temples, symbols and carvings of long ago in “The First Signs: racking Early Complex Society in the Ancient Near East.” Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY: Fierce females of Castleton University share 15-minute personal stories in honor of Women’s History Month. Alumni Room, Huden Dining Hall, Castleton University, noon. Free; $4 for lunch. Info, 800-639-8521. HAYDEN KRISTAL: In a funny and engaging speech, the activist and stand-up comedian explores the intersections of disability, gender and sexuality within the social justice sphere. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. THE SPARK OF CREATIVITY: CONVERSATION SERIES: Fran Stoddard moderates a discussion between Higher Ground cofounder Alex Crothers and musician Ryan Miller, who consider the topic “Musical Pursuits.” Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-8686.


‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: A woman comes to terms with her mother’s degenerative dementia in a Vermont Stage production. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $28.8037.50. Info, 863-5966.


PEAK PITCH VERMONT: Chairlift rides provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with potential investors. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, O Y 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; preregister. ES T Info, 923-1500. UR CO

|M READERS’ THEATER: ‘THE HEIDI US IC |D CHRONICLES’: Lit lovers listen, laugh O RI | C ST R I N G Q UA R T E T and take part in Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play following a generation community from the activism of the 1960s to the materialism COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Area residents chew of the ’80s. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, the fat over the values of space and community 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister to read. Info, growth. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 303. 9

RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Physical and mental strength improve as the result of a stretching session for all ability levels. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.

LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluenc . KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

NEWBERRY MARKET: Shoppers browse specialty foods, clothing, pottery, décor, collectibles and more at a weekly indoor bazaar. Newberry Market, White River Junction, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 299-0212.


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

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.



INSIGHT MEDITATION: Attendees absorb Buddhist principles and practices. Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6694.

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

TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard offers tips for keeping personal computers safe and secure. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

OPEN STUDIO: Friends new and old convene for a creative session. Expressive Arts Burlington, 12:302:30 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.


GENTLE TAI CHI: Madeleine Piat-Landolt guides students in a sequence of poses with an emphasis on relaxation and alignment. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

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


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


EVERY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE TAI CHI: Beginners and longtime practitioners alike improve balance, posture and coordination through the Chinese martial art. Ascension Lutheran Church, South Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 862-8866.



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


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.

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

Society, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 999-2820.


BONE BUILDERS: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in this exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 7:30-8:30 & 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

THOMAS BORCHERT: The associate professor counts the ways in which numbers play into politics and religion in “Of Numbers and Nations in the Religions of Asia.” Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, noon. Regular admission, $3-5; free for members, faculty, staff and students, and kids 6 and under. Info, 656-0750.


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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers weigh in on Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. HANK PARKER: The ermont author draws on his background as an agro-terrorism advisor as he reads from his gritty debut novel Containment: A Thri ler. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. KAREN JOY FOWLER: Norwich University’s Writers Series welcomes the award-winning author of The Jane Austen Book Club for a look back at her past experiences. Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 704-418-1697


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


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Teens and adults create, connect, heal and grow through self-guided movement and art set to music. Expressive Arts Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $20; free for first-timers. Info, 343-8172.

UU BOOK CLUB: Karen Abbott’s Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War captivates nonfiction fans. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.

MATH & COOKIES: Brainiacs with an affini y for arithmetic socialize over games, coffee, tea and treats. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.

VERMONT POETRY OUT LOUD SEMIFINAL COMPETITION: Students from more than 35 Vermont high schools recite works by famed poets at this celebration of the written word. Barre Opera House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 476-8188.

POSTNATAL SELF-EMPOWERMENT: Mothers and babes-in-arms circle up for a reflecti e session centered on embracing one’s self and family amid the chaos of daily life. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $10-20. Info, 829-0211.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB: Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgeho sparks a lively dialogue. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.

TROPICAL FISH CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: Speakers ranging from local hobbyists to nationally known aquarium aficionados share their expe tise. Essex Junction VFW Post, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8716.

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: CHAPTER FOCUS: Folks give feedback on selections of up to 40 pages penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: Prompts lead into a 30-minute freewrite and sharing opportunities without judgment. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.

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MOTHER UP! MONTHLY MEET-UP: Families discuss the realities of climate change and what that means on a local level. A vegetarian meal and childcare are provided. First Unitarian Universalist


‘CEREMONY’: Filmmaker and healer Sas Carey is on hand for a screening and discussion of her documentary film which fo lows a spiritual journey among Mongolian shamans. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.

food & drink

COOKING THE BOOKS: Foodies bring themed dishes to a discussion of a cookbook or a recipeheavy novel. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-2 p.m. Free; preregister to cook. Info, 264-5660. UVM MEDICAL CENTER FARMERS MARKET: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads and maple syrup give hospital employees and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Davis Concourse, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 847-5823.




CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ kings. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1143. POKÉMON LEAGUE: I choose you, Pikachu! Players of the trading-card game earn weekly and monthly prizes in a fun, friendly environment where newbies can be coached by league leaders. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0498.

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

lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH: Bag lunches in hand, attendees brush up on their linguistic abilities. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




DAN EVANS: Classical skill shines through original compositions, traditional folk songs and airs from the British Isles played on the mountain dulcimer and acoustic guitar. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.

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.

DORIC STRING QUARTET: Works by Mendelssohn, Berg and Schubert make up a chamber program by the U.K.-based ensemble. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.

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

MAD MUSIC LAB VOL. 2: From mixing records for radio to performance art, instructors Jesse Goffin and Terrance Tessora scratch the surface of the art of DJing. Warren Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 496-3913.

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.

PALEHOUND: Fronted by Ellen Kempner, the Massachusetts indie rockers dole out songs from 2015’s Dry Food. Adult Mom open. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406.

HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING SERIES: OIL: Homeopaths take notes on natural remedies in a class focused on infusions, salves and lotions. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. $20. Info, KARMA KLASS: DONATION-BASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The ellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: A peaceful, guided meditation helps participants achieve a sense of stability and calm. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 777-8602. TAI CHI BEGINNER CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUP: Parents connect while kids up to age 3 enjoy toys, stories, challah and juice. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, grace@

PJ STORY HOUR: Little ones dress for bed and wind down with tales and treats. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

READ TO A DOG: Book hounds ages 5 through 10 curl up with a good story and a furry friend. Fairfax Community Library, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.


BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided

HOME BUYER’S WORKSHOP: Catamount Realty Group representatives answer questions about the process of purchasing a home at a fun and informative gathering replete with door prizes and refreshments. Residence Inn, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, PARENTING WORKSHOP SERIES: Moms, dads and guardians listen up for “Children’s Rivalry: Little People, Big Feelings,” presented by Scott Noyes. Fairfax Community Library, 6:15-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY & INTUITIVE TRAINING: Female-identifying folks uncover their natural gifts through meditation, psychometry and creative visualization. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


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


DESIGN ACTIVISM: CONVERSATION FROM FRONT LINES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS: Panel participants consider ways in which the creative community can respond to the state’s drug problem during a moderated conversation. Burlington City Arts, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 846-2523. DON PAPSON: The No th Star Underground Railroad Museum cofounder shares his expertise in “The Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad,” delivered as part of the Love the Lake Speaker Series. Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, Grand Isle, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3213. GMC SLIDE SHOW: HIKING THE WORCESTER RANGE: Adventure seekers Steve and Heather Bailey share photos, experiences and historical notes from off the beaten path. Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center, 7 p.m. $5-8; free for kids under 12. Info, 244-7037. THU.9


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



PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Captivating narratives pave the way for crafts and activities for youngsters ages 3 through 6. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

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


LEGO CLUB: Brightly colored interlocking blocks inspire developing minds. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

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YOGA: A Sangha Studio instructor guides students who are in recovery toward achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

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NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING IN THE CLOUD: IS IT RIGHT FOR MY ORGANIZATION & HOW TO START: Wendelyn Duquette of QuickStart covers the operational details of transitioning to internet-based bookkeeping. CCTV Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $20. Info, 862-1645.

MARGUERITE DIBBLE: The GameThe y CEO touts the power of games to open doors of gender equality and achieve positive change in the world. Campus Center, Castleton University, 12:30-2:15 p.m. Free. Info, 469-1373. PAULA YANKAUSKAS: Fresh off of last year’s record-breaking swim across the English Channel, the veterinarian speaks alongside Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World author Glenn Stout. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356.

UTILIZING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Bosses learn to make the most of the social media service for professionals. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 391-4872.


TERESA MARES: The Uni ersity of Vermont assistant professor presents “More Than Money: Extending the Meanings and Methodologies of Farmworker Food Security.” Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. FRI.

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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MAGGIE’S FIBER FRIDAY FOR ADULTS: Veteran knitter Maggie Loftus facilitates an informal gathering of crafters. Main Reading Room, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,


TYRONE SHAW: A slide show accompanies “Bastard Republics: A Journey Through the Frozen Conflict Zones of the Former Soviet Union.” Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info,












PRIVACY, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT IT?: American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont’s James Duff Lyall offers insight on staying safe and secure in the digital age. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: See WED.8. ‘DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE’ AUDITIONS: Thespians throw their hats into the ring for roles in a BarnArts production of Sarah Ruhl’s imaginative comedy. Charles B. Danforth Library, Barnard, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info,


‘GOODBYE MARIANNE’: Rutland High School’s Encore Theatre stages Irene Kirstein atts’ play about her childhood experiences in Germany during the days following the Night of the Broken Glass. Rutland High School, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 770-1134. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘HEDDA GABLER’: Ruth Wilson plays the dramatic title role in an onscreen production of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s tale of an aristocratic newlywed who confronts the banality of married life. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 2 & 7 p.m. $18. Info, 863-5966. Town Hall Theate , Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10-17. Info, 3829222. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600.




EVE SCHAUB: The local writer chronicles her fa ily’s commitment keeping a clean house Year of No Clutter: A Memoir. Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061. FICTION BOOK GROUP: Bibliophiles break down Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. TANYA LEE STONE: Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time illustrates females’ education around the globe. An excerpt from a documentary of the same name augments the author’s talk. Phoenix Books Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $3; free for students; limited space. Info, 448-3350.


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


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. IT’S A DANCE: SQUARE OR BARN!: Hoofers put their best foot forward at a spirited stepping session. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.


AARP TAX HELP: Professionals offer advice and answer questions as Tax Day approaches. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 658-3585. CABIN FEVER DANCE PARTY & MARQUETTE WINE RELEASE: Oenophiles shake off winter with a night of palate-pleasing vinos and salsa steps with DsantosVT Dance. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, Berlin, 6-10 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1151. MONTSHIRE UNLEASHED: AN EVENING FOR ADULTS: Fueled by Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse brews, grown-ups march to the beat of their own drums through the “Making Music — The Science of Musical Instruments” exhibit. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 6-9 p.m. $12-15. Info, 649-2200.


WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: Forty pictures directed by leading ladies tell compelling stories at this 26th annual cinematic assembly. See womensfilmfe for details. New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro. $8-40; $30 for gala. Info, 257-7364.

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FRIDAY PERCH FRY: Plates of crispy, golden-brown fish satisfy seafood l vers. VFW Post 309, Peru, N.Y., 5-8 p.m. $10. Info, 518-643-2309. LENTEN FISH FRY: Neighbors rub elbows over helpings of haddock, French fries, coleslaw, beverages and dessert. Bristol St. Ambrose Parish, 5-7 p.m. $6-12.50; $37 per immediate family of fi e. Info, 453-2488.

SONGS & STORIES WITH MATTHEW: Matthew Witten helps children start the day with tunes and tales of adventure. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers drop in for books, rhymes, songs and activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424.


TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: High school students put their heads together to plan programs for the library. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.



BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.8, 9:15 a.m.


CASINO NIGHT: BLACK & WHITE GALA: Players try their luck in games of chance amid DJ sets, a photo booth, yummy eats and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the United ay of Lamoille County. Stearns Student Center, Johnson State College, 8 p.m.midnight. $5-10. Info, 635-1232.


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FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: Amateur singers belt out their favorite hits. VFW Post 309, Peru, N.Y., 8-11 p.m. Free. Info, 518-643-2309.

ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.

8 CUERDAS & GAVIRIA/ANDREAS GUITAR DUO: A double billing of Latin American jazz, folk and classical music delights listeners. Williston Old Brick Church, 7-9 p.m. $12-14. Info, 764-1141.

BONE BUILDERS: See WED.8, 7:30 & 9:15 a.m.

GLENN JONES: Folk songs strike a chord in connection with the venue’s exhibition “One Sun, One Shadow.” BCA Center, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166.

FELDENKRAIS WITH GILLIAN FRANKS: A movement-centered class with instructions such as “do less” and “rest” renders participants rejuvenated. The ellness Collective, Burlington, 7-7:45 a.m. $10. Info, 540-0186.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO: Vocal harmonies carry through the air courtesy of the Grammy Award-winning South African ensemble. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $26-45. Info, 863-5966.

FITNESS FLOW YOGA: All types of athletes can build strength, increase flexibili y and prevent injuries with a moderate-to-vigorous vinyasa flo . Colchester Health & Fitness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15; free for members. Info, 860-1010.

SLOW JAM: Simple fiddle tunes from Europe and North America take shape as instrumentalists learn with coaching from Woodbury Strings instructors. North End Studio C, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $5. Info, 223-8945.

FREESTYLE DANCE FITNESS: Jumps, flips, spins, kicks and squats set to high-energy music help students shake awake their chi. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $14. Info,

VERMONT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Past commissions and a 20th-century masterpiece please attentive listeners. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $12-25. Info, 777-7361.


VIVA LA HOP: Conscious lyrics connect with infectious grooves by the nine-piece hip-hop group. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 9 p.m. $8-10. Info, 540-0406.

REGGAE YOGA FLOW: Caitlin Pascucci leads an alllevels flow set to the vibrations of feel-good music. Sangha Studio, Old North End, Burlington, 7-8:15 p.m. $5-15. Info, 448-4262. REIKI: Touch activates the body’s natural healing abilities, aiding people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. TAI CHI ADVANCED CLASSES: Attendees keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


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. BIG & MESSY — ART SPACE: Process, not product, is the focus of this parent-child creative session with open-ended art stations. River Arts, Morrisville, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 888-1261.

‘12 YEARS A SLAVE’: Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays a free black man who is sold into slavery in this critically acclaimed historical drama. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Imaginative gamers in grades 6 and up exercise their problemsolving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

‘MARIE’: Shown on 16mm film, this critica ly acclaimed 1985 film stars Sissy Spacek as a whistl blower who risks her reputation to uncover political corruption. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info,

EARLY-BIRD MATH STORY TIME: Books, songs and games put a creative twist on mathematics. Community Room, Richmond Free Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.

‘MICROBE & GASOLINE’: A homemade vehicle carries two young friends on a road trip across France in this 2015 comedy shown in French with English subtitles. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 281-3785.

SCENT-SATIONAL CHEMISTRY: DIYers whip up sweet-smelling bath bombs. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

MUSIC WITH ROBERT: Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik hit all the right notes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, moonsong148@

WINTER WINE DOWN MUSIC SERIES: Locals welcome the weekend with live music from Buck Hollers, award-winning wine and mouthwatering eats. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 6-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463.


VERMONT OPEN: Snowboarders of all ages give their all in slope-style, rail jam, retro pipe and banked slalom competitions. Stratton Mountain Resort. $75-220. Info, 297-4000.


EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Vermont Public Radio Statehouse reporter Peter Hirschfeld looks at both sides of the aisle in “The Return of Divided Government: Legislating Across Party Lines in Montpelier.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. WILLIAM HART & AMY MORSMAN: History hits home when the professors link an 1826 Middlebury College graduate to the narrative of the awardwinning film 12 Years a Slave. Middlebury College Museum of Art, 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’ AUDITIONS: Actors vie for parts Stowe Theatre Guilds rendition of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, info@stow ‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: See WED.8. ‘GOODBYE MARIANNE’: See THU.9.

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VERMONT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING: History buffs hear about recent fin ings in Vermont and new guidelines for the state. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2291.

ART & AUTHOR NIGHT: Michiko Oishi reads original haiku and tanka following a reception for watercolorist Carolyn Shapiro. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581


AUTHORS’ LUNCHEON: Lit lovers mingle with Gregory Maguire, Molly Stevens and Casey Sherman at a benefit for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Hilton Burlington, book signing, 11:30 a.m.; luncheon, noon-2 p.m. $50; preregister. Info, 871-5231.

CONTRA DANCE: Red Dog Riley provide the soundtrack to a social dance called by Fern Bradley. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Bridport Masonic Hall, 7-9:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 462-3722.

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

MONTPELIER CONTRA EXCHANGE: CONTRA + CAJUN: Mary Wesley calls contras and Alec Ellsworth, Pete Sutherland and Lee Blackwell play tunes in two genres at this welcoming dance. Capital City Grange, Berlin, 8-11 p.m. $6-12. Info,


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


VERMONT BALLET THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONS: Performers ages 8 through 21 show their talents for consideration in upcoming programs. Vermont Ballet Theater and School, Essex, 1:30-5:30 p.m. $10-14. Info, 878-2941.

FAIR TRADE VS. FREE TRADE PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION: A presentation and discussion delve into the effects of policies and practices of globalization. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, new volunteer orientation, 3 p.m.; presentation, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.



ADOPTION EVENT: Adoptable dogs seek forever homes. Famous pooch Xola Lola appears. Orvis, Essex Junction, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

BE A GARDENING SUPERSTAR & LEARN TO SAVE SEEDS LIKE A PRO: Cultivators roll up their sleeves for a hands-on lesson in retaining garden starters from beans, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and more. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.

ASTROLOGY CONSULTATIONS: One-hour readings involve natal chart interpretation, personalized horoscopes and more. Sign up at least 24 hours ahead. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. $50; preregister. Info,

BURLINGTON SEED SWAP: Green thumbs stock up on garden starters. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.

ASTROMYTHOLOGY & HERBAL LORE: Earthly tales and stellar-inspired stories shared through illustrations, creative play and coloring pages introduce asteroids, centaurs and newly discovered planetoids to stargazers big and small. Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier, 3-5 p.m. $15-20. Info, 456-1078.

FRED WISEMAN: The ethnobotanists talk “Indigenous Vermont Agriculture” cultivates understanding of how the state’s early inhabitants grew food. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769. GARDEN PLANNING: From choosing a site and developing beds to dealing with weeds and pests, gardening guru Ed Smith encourages green thumbs to think ahead. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


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ERICA SPERA & COMEDY TROOP: Riotous laughter rings out when four New York City funny women dole out the jokes. 1787 Room, Campus Center, Castleton University, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.



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.

MODEL RAILROAD SHOW: Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association hosts the state’s largest exhibition of its kind, featuring more than 100 tables of displays and vendors. Collins-Perley Sports Complex, St. Albans, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1-5; free for kids under 6. Info, 598-0905.

NORTHEAST KINGDOM VETERANS SUMMIT: Local vets find communi y among representatives from more than 50 service organizations and presentations by esteemed military personnel. See for details. Lyndon State College, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 626-6346.

WINE, DINE & DANCE EVENT: A four-course Latininspired meal readies movers and shakers for a lesson with national dance champions Amber and Drayton Harvey. Simon Pearce Restaurant,


‘THE DEER HUNTER’ & ‘BLAZING SADDLES’: Cinephiles are transported to another decade during two films shown in conjunction with the exhibit “Freaks, Radicals and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont.” The Deer Hunte , 10 a.m.; Blazing Saddles, 2 p.m. Vermont History Center, Barre, 10 a.m. $5-7; $20 per family. Info, 479-8500.


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‘INTO THE WILD’: Emile Hirsch stars in the true story of a university graduate who gives up his material possessions in favor of life in the wilderness. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. Untitled-12 1


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‘OUR LITTLE SISTER’: A 2015 comedic drama shown in Japanese with English subtitles tells the story of three adult siblings who invite their teenage sister to live with them after their father’s death. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: See FRI.10.

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BURLINGTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET: A bustling indoor marketplace offers fresh and prepared foods alongside crafts, live music, lunch seating and face painting. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE SUPPER: Diners fi l up on a traditional feast featuring boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, rolls, dessert and beverages. Takeout is available. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150. FULL BARREL COOPERATIVE BREWERY & TAPROOM MARDI GRAS HOMEBREW SOCIAL: Coop members and potential recruits gather around beer, cider and snacks. Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free; for ages 21 and up; preregister to bring your brew. Info, GUEST CHEF NIGHT: Italian fla ors burst from appetizers and a four-course meal imagined by chef Drea Marion. Blueberry Hill Inn, Brandon, 6-9 p.m. $55; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-6735. NORWICH FARMERS MARKET: Farmers and artisans offer meats, baked goods and produce alongside handcrafted items. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447.



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Changing the world one girl at a time. Ticketed (but free for students).

Join us for a delightful journey through the craftbrewing revolution of the last four decades

Letters to St. Francis from a modern-day pilgrim.

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Imbibers tip back Mardi Gras-inspired cocktails and sample Mad River Distillers spirits to celebrate the Burlington tasting room’s first bi thday. Mad River Distillers Burlington Tasting Room, noon-8 p.m. Free. Info, 489-5501. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.8, 10 a.m.2 p.m. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.8.


FAMILY GAME AFTERNOON: Oliver Dienz teaches games from around the world for all ages. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. F.O.L.K. BINGO: Cash prizes reward players who fashion fi e in a row. Door prizes, food and a raffle top off this fundraiser for Lowell Graded School. St. Ignatius, Lowell, 6-8:30 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 744-5483.



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SALLY’S BIRTHDAY BONFIRE AT DOG MOUNTAIN: Pooches and their people help Dog Mountain’s canine mascot mark her fourth trip around the sun with sweet treats, snow sports and s’mores by the bonfire. Stephen Huneck Ga lery and Dog Chapel, St. Johnsbury, noon-8 p.m. Free; donations of pet supplies accepted. Info, 800-449-2580.

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.

VERMONT CHILI FESTIVAL: Hot stuff! Chefs ladle up fie y varieties of this one-pot meal amid live entertainment. Various downtown Middlebury locations, 1-4 p.m. $6-8. Info, 345-1366.



OPEN HOUSE: History buffs step back in time when they come face-to-face with Champlain Valley Historical Reenactors. Bliss Room, Saint Albans Museum, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5541.

MAGIC HAT MARDI GRAS PARADE: Live music, brightly colored beads and elaborate floats entertain revelers at this Big Easy benefit for the Vermont Foodbank. See for details. See calendar spotlight. Downtown Burlington, festivities, noon; parade, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2739.


LULAROE MULTI EVENT: Consultants offer up comfortable and fashionable garments adorned with new spring prints. Funds raised support the Winooski PTO. Winooski Middle/High School, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 734-3076.

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DERBYTANTE 2017: HEROES & VILLAINS: Roller derby fans mix and mingle with members of Twin State Derby and their travel team, the Upper Valley Vixens. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $7-10; BYOB. A VI Info, media@twinstatederby. RA A T com. L ‘ D

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GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.8, 8-9 a.m. #MINDFULMARCH MOVE & MEDITATE: Yogis hit the mat for a cause at this all-levels class benefi ing LoveYourBrain Foundation. Sangha Studio, Downtown Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 448-4262. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8, 10:45 a.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensi y physical-fitness program. No th End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.

PURIM PARTY: Partygoers don costumes for a night of eating, drinking, dancing and laughing. Childcare is available. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 6-10 p.m. Free; preregister for childcare. Info, SHIVER ME SHAMROCKS 5K FUN RUN/WALK: Runners make strides for Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, then unwind at an after-party where green is the color of choice. Heritage Family Credit Union, Rutland, 1-4 p.m. $30-35; free for kids’ fun run. Info, 888-252-8932.


3D DESIGN: Mini makers flex their creati e muscles with a 3D pen. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Players make strategic moves and vie for the opposing king. Adult supervision is required for those 8 and under. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.



MARKO THE MAGICIAN: Hypnosis and sleight-ofhand tricks put smiles on audience members’ faces. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 457-3500.










ÉN ADAM EZRA GROUP: Roots-rock rings out by way of this Boston-based, socially conscious crew. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $20-35. Info, 760-4634.

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL PROJECT FAREWELL CONCERT: SOLD OUT. Stunning vocals and acoustic instrumentation inform an eclectic mix of folk, pop and bluegrass. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Cash bar. Info, 877-6737. BRAD HURLEY & CLAIRE BOUCHER: Traditional songs for voice and flute set the stage for mesme izing group dances from Brittany. Partners are not required. The Ceilidh Barn, Sheldon, 7-9 p.m. $15-20. Info, 393-7120. BURLINGTON CIVIC SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: Daniel Bruce conducts a program of works by Arturo Márquez, Bohuslav Martinů and Antonín Dvořák. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. $5-15. Info, 863-5966. FORMOSA QUARTET: Flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Paul Orgel join the foursome for the nocturnally inspired program “Night.” Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $16-26. Info, PATRICK FITZSIMMONS & FRIENDS: Guitar in tow, the singer-songwriter steps into the spotlight for an evening of acoustic folk. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. $10; free for kids and teens. Info, 388-6863.

SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of books and music engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS: The guys channel the Texas honky-tonks of the 1940s and ’50s through spirited country and juke-joint sounds. Unitarian Universalist Church, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 775-0903.

SPRING RUG CONCERT: Musical munchkins ages 5 and under encounter instruments, singers and composers in a kid-friendly setting. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m. $5-10; preregister; limited space. Info, 6555030, ext. 100.

SUGAR DAZE: Revelers rock out to the sounds of MAGIC! and Paul Oakenfold at an outdoor stage. Courtyard. Jackson Gore Inn, Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, 3:30-8:30 p.m. Free; $50 for VIP passes. Info, 228-1600.

STORY TIME: Tots perk up their ears for Eugenie Doyle’s Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter. Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. WHOLE-BOOK APPROACH STORY TIME: Tykes learn how words, pictures and book design work together to complete a narrative. Phoenix Books Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


LUNCH CONVERSATION GROUP: ‘LE DEUXIÈME SAMEDI’: French-language speakers chat and chew in a casual atmosphere. La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria, Shelburne, noon-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,

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ACADIAN TUNES WORKSHOP: Musical group Vishtèn share step-by-step techniques for playing high-energy, danceable numbers from Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 3 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 431-0204.

SASS: A MONTHLY QUEER SOCIAL & DANCE PARTY: DJ Llu headlines a beat-driven bash where folks of all identities can let loose in a safe space. Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington, 9 p.m. $5-10; for ages 18 and up. Info, 877-987-6487. THE SKY WRITING GROUP: Creative storytelling supports health and community cohesion in a

NATURAL MAPLE SUGARING WORKSHOP: Participants tap, collect and boil sap with mentor Luke Boushee. Goddard College, Plainfield, 1-4 p.m. $10-25. Info, 454-8500. TIMBER HARVESTING WITH BIRDS IN MIND: By touring an active timber harvest, participants witness how active forest management can be good habitat management. Meet at the parking lot behind the Stowe Community Church. Stowe Recreation Path, 9 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info,


PURIM MASQUERADE BALL & POLITICAL THEATER: A wild retelling of the Book of Esther skewers political leaders during this nonreligious celebration of spring featuring dancing, merriment and live music. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15; for ages 21 and up. Info, 540-0406.


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critique-free environment. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info,

VERMONT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: See FRI.10, Black Box Theate , Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. VISHTÈN: A trio of multi-instrumentalists weaves together traditional and contemporary sounds with fiddle, guita , accordion, harmonium, bodhrán, jaw harp and more. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $10-35; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 728-6464. WE BANJO 3: Traditional Irish music meets Americana and bluegrass in a high-spirited concert. Barre Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $19-33. Info, 476-8188.


CROW’S PATH SAP SELTZER SOIRÉE: Nature’s bounty provides the materials to make taps out of branches, buckets out of bark, and seltzer from birch sap. Rock Point Nature Trails, Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Donations. Info, 557-7127. MYSTERY TRIP: Outdoor adventurers embark on a moderate-to-difficult hike to an unknown location. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 355-4135.

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


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE OF NORDIC STYLE: Winter athletes cross-country ski or snowshoe lunar-lit laps to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 2-10 p.m. Free. Info, 872-6344. LEARN TO CURL CLINIC: Athletes ages 12 and up get acquainted with the on-ice sport. Wendell A. Barwood Arena, White River Junction, registration, 5:45 p.m.; clinic, 6-8 p.m. $25; preregister; limited space. Info, 603-763-9450. VERMONT OPEN: See FRI.10. WINTER FUN 5K TRAIL RUN: Active bodies stretch their legs to support the American Cancer Society. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, Registration, 3:30 p.m.; run, 4 p.m. $20. Info, 872-6344.

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WORDSHIPS: FINDING YOUR VOICE; FINDING YOUR COMMUNITY: Guided writing workshops for any and all genres provide an outlet for expression during challenging times. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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ANTIQUES MARKET: The past comes ali e with offerings of furniture, artwork, jewelry and more at this ephemera extravaganza. Canadian Club, Barre, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-5. Info, 751-6138.


MARC MARON: The “WTF ith Marc Maron” podcaster brings his signature brand of smart, subversive humor to the stage as part of his Too Real Tour. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $25-45. Info, 863-5966.


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,


BALKAN FOLK DANCING: Louise Brill and friends organize participants into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. $6; free for first-timers; bring snacks to share. Info, 540-1020.


DANCE, SING & JUMP AROUND: Traditional music enlivens an afternoon of intergenerational dancing taught and called by Liz Benjamin. Plainfield own Hall Opera House, 3-4:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation; free for kids. Info, 223-1509.

MARY FILLMORE: The writer considers the li es of people living among Jewish families during their religious persecution in “Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What did They Do?” Fai fax Community Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

UPPER VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Creative movers learn diverse routines rooted in Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 3-6 p.m. $4-8. Info, 436-2151.



INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT WORD: Students work with the word processor’s advanced features and customization options. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.

AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM: Low-to-moderateincome seniors get help filing their taxes. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 12:30, 2 & 3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3982.


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‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’ AUDITIONS: See FRI.10, 1-4 p.m. ‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: See WED.8, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘INTO THE WOODS’: Classic Grimm characters get entangled in the darker side of fairy tales in Vermont Family Theatres staging of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical. Orleans Municipal Building, 7-10 p.m. $6-15. Info, 754-2187. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘LA TRAVIATA’: Sonya Yoncheva lifts her voice as the tragic courtesan Violetta in a broadcast production of Verdi’s masterpiece. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 12:55 p.m. $23. Info, 775-0903. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $16-25. Info, 7482600. Town Hall Theate , Middlebury, 1 p.m. $10-24. Info, 382-9222. MURDER MYSTERY: Deception, intrigue and murder ensue when Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players stage an ’80s-themed whodunit. Themed attire is encouraged. Catamount Outback Artspace, St. Johnsbury, 6:30 p.m. $10 includes mocktails. Info, 626-3663. ‘PUNCH & JUDY: A MELODRAMA’: The perennial puppets and their handmade friends star in a gutbusting trilogy presented by Modern Times Theate . Prizes, popcorn, cider and coffee are on hand. See

BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The best of Ireland comes to the Queen City and surrounding areas with music, dance, workshops and presentations. See for details. See calendar spotlight. Various locations statewide, 1-8 p.m. Prices vary. Info, WINTERVALE: Hot beverages, local fare, kids’ activities and a chili cook-off complement an afternoon of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Weather permitting. Intervale Center, Burlington, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister for chili cook-off. Info, abby@


‘THE EAGLE HUNTRESS’: A 13-year-old Kazakh girl reaches new heights in her quest to become the first female in her family to pursue the bird of pre . Town Hall Theate , Middlebury, 2 p.m. $12. Info, 382-9222. WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: See FRI.10.

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EMPTY BOWL BENEFIT: A simple meal served in handcrafted vessels raises funds the Vermont Foodbank. The Mud Studio, Middlesex, 4:30-7 p.m. $5-25; free for kids under 5. Info, 477-4146.

LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT FOR CHEFS FOR KIDS: The culina y minds behind Bleu Northeast Seafood, Hen of the Wood, Farmhouse Group and Sweet Simone’s dish out a multi-course meal to support Junior Iron Chef Vermont. Bleu Northeast Seafood, Burlington, 5:30-9 p.m. $125; preregister; limited space. Info, 434-4122. KNIFE SHARPENING: Dull blades, be gone! Jim Cunningham of JRC Knife Sharpening whets cutting tools. Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4-5 per knife. Info, 497-3942. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.9, noon-5 p.m.

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NIA WITH SUZY: Drawing from martial, dance and healing arts, sensory-based movements push participants to their full potential. South End Studio, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $14. Info, 522-3691. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8, 4:305:45 p.m. ZUMBA FITNESS: High-spirited students dance toward health in an easy-to-follow fitness program set to red-hot international music. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9 a.m. $8-10. Info, 777-7032.


FAMILY PURIM PARTY: A spirited English Megillah reading leads to a costume parade and contest, a bouncy castle, musical cupcakes and a potluck lunch. Bring a veggie or dairy dish to share. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, SUGAR & SCHMOOZE: Maple tapping and boiling, wandering musicians, community theater and games for all ages honor the Jewish festival of Purim. Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, 2-5 p.m. $5-20. Info, 385-1039.


PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340.


‘DIMANCHES’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Parlezvous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.



‘KIM’S CONVENIENCE’: See WED.8, 1 p.m.


DASOL KIM: The black and white keys dance under the hands of the Korean pianist. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 3 p.m. $12-22. Info, 775-0903

VERMONT PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT: Lou Kosma conducts the classical program “Music Through the Ages.” Barre Opera House, 2 p.m. $5-15. Info, 476-8188.


BOLTON TOURS & APRÈS SKI: Outdoorsy types traverse conserved trails, then kick up their heels with appetizers and music by Two Cents in the Till. Bolton Valley Nordic Center, 1-6 p.m. $15; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 262-1222. FULL MOON WALK: Nocturnal trekkers explore Montpelier by the light of Earth’s satellite. Nancy Schulz leads. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-2518. TRACKING CLUB: Outdoor enthusiasts seek signs of wildlife species in and around Burlington. Email for suggested items. Derway Island Nature Preserve, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,


ASTROLOGY 101: Students expand their horizons in a class covering the meanings of the 10 basic planets, the 12 zodiac signs and the 12 houses. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. $20. Info, theastrologyoffice@gmail com.

March 27-28, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center, South Burlington Vermont health care is not immune from the effects of racism and cultural blindness. Join professionals and community members who provide support to our increasingly diverse Vermont population as they discuss the issues around these topics and ways in which to address them. Featured speakers: DR. CAMARA PHYLLIS JONES, M.D., M.P.H., PH.D. focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). TAWARA GOODE, M.A. works to increase the capacity of health and mental health care programs to design, implement and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity. INFO & REGISTRATION: • COST: $150 for both days (includes lunch) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: On-site registration not available. CONTINUING EDUCATION: CEU’s, CLE’s and CME’s are pending. Thank you to our sponsors: Vermont Care Partners • Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine • Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine • Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Health • Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Mental Health • Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Aging and Independent Living • Families First of Vermont

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VERMONT OPEN: See FRI.10. WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females of varying skill levels shoot for the goal. For ages 18 and up. Rain location: Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center. Soccer fields, Leddy Park, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; $3 for rain location. Info,


ANDERSON COOPER: A live broadcast beams the CNN anchor into view. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356.


‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: See WED.8, 2 p.m. ‘INTO THE WOODS’: See SAT.11. AN OPEN SESSION OF PLAY, DRAMA & STORY: Individuals find relief from the current political climate through theater games, sociometry and dramatic action. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. ‘ROCK OF AGES’ AUDITIONS: Actors show off their powerful pipes when vying for parts in the Valley Players’ production of this hair-metal musical. Valley Players Theate , Waitsfield, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 318-0504.


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

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FORMOSA QUARTET: See SAT.11, Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury, 4 p.m.

THE VARSHAVSKI-SHAPIRO PIANO DUO: Four hands fly across one piano, playing pieces y Carl Czerny, Franz Schubert and Manuel de Falla. See calendar spotlight. United Community Church @ South, St. Johnsbury, 3 p.m. $6-18. Info, 748-7135.

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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.

UKULELE MÊLÉE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the four-stringed Hawaiian instrument. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info,



SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Students roll their Rs while practicing en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 2:45-4:30 p.m. $15. Info, maigomez1@

TIMOTHY CUMMINGS & GUESTS: Pete Sutherland, Dominique Dodge and others join the bagpiper in spirited tunes that highlight common threads between the music of Ireland and Vermont. McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.


‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’ AUDITIONS: Aspiring actors vie for spots in Chandler Center for the Arts’ take on the hilarious adventures of a lovable ogre and his cast of misfits. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, noon-4 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 431-0204.

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HOMESHARE VERMONT INFORMATION SESSION: Folks who have a room to spare speak with staff and learn the ins and outs of the program. HomeShare Vermont, South Burlington, noon-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5625.


ADULT AERIAL DANCE CONDITIONING: With or without previous experience, folks forge strength, grace and confidence in the ai . North End Studio B, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713. CONTACT IMPROV DANCE: Movers engage in weight sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced y aikido and other somatic practices. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and chacha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572. WEST AFRICAN DANCE: Live djembe and dundun drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher Seny Daffe of Guinea. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10-16; preregister. Info, education


AARP TAX HELP: See FRI.10. AMERICAN VETERANS VERMONT POST 1: Those who have served or are currently serving the country, including members of the National Guard and reservists, are welcome to join AMVETS for monthly meetings. American Legion, Post 91, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 796-3098. NEWS & BREWS: Coffee-fueled conversations touch on topics such as fake news and transparency in government. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-3338.

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BONE BUILDERS: See WED.8, 7:30-8:30 p.m. NIA WITH SUZY: See SUN.12, 7 p.m. PRESERVING NUTRITION: Home cooks sharpen their skills in the kitchen during a four-part educational series. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8. TAI CHI: Personal trainer Denise Ricker leads seniors in meditative movements. All ages are welcome, though this class is geared toward an older population. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,

OPEN GYM PLAY GROUP: Parents can socialize while tykes stay active with movement-centered recreation. River Arts, Morrisville, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 888-1261. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: See THU.9. ROBIN’S NEST NATURE PLAYGROUP: Outdoor pursuits through fields and forests captivate ykes up to age 5 and their parents. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 229-6206. SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos keep busy in an interactive class with Constancia Gómez. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORIES WITH MEGAN: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 open their ears for exciting tales. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. STORY TIME & CRAFTS WITH CAITLIN: Creative projects complement themed narratives. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. TEENS’ & TWEENS’ AERIAL FABRIC DANCE CLASS: Adolescents use suspended silks to integrate ground and sky with seamless transitions. North End Studio B, Burlington, 4:15-5:15 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713.


VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM STUDENT HERBAL CLINIC: Third OO year interns evaluate individual D & constitutions and health conditions. DR INK IT | EM Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $10-30; P T Y B O W L B E N EF language preregister. Info, ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language ZUMBA: Lively Latin rhythms fuel this dancelearners perfect their pronunciation with guest fitness phenomenon for a l experience levspeakers. Private residence, Burlington, 5-6:30 els. Vergennes Opera House, 6 p.m. $10. Info, p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. 349-0026. |F


MAH JONGG: Longtime players and neophytes alike compete in the popular Chinese tile game. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

MINECRAFT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING: Aspiring artists try their hand at a pencil-and-paper exercise. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.


ALL ABOUT RECYCLING: Coca-Cola of Northern New England sustainability manager Ray Dube breaks down the process of reusing materials, illustrating his presentation with entertaining everyday facts. Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3982.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING — MONDAY NIGHT MODERN: Tarmogoyf-slinging madness ensues when competitors battle for prizes in a weekly game. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 6:30-10 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0498.






CAMPUS TOUR: From culinary arts to carpentry to office administration and be ond, prospective students ages 16 through 24 learn about trade training programs. Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 877-0121.


KIDS’ AERIAL FABRIC DANCE CLASS: Adventurous youngsters ages 7 through 12 learn to hang, climb and spin on silks in a high-flying class for a l experience levels. North End Studio B, Burlington, 3:15-4:15 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.8, 7 p.m.

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BABY LAP TIME: Babes up to 24 months experience color, sound and movement through stories, songs, bounces and rhymes. Richmond Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. CRAFT FOR KIDS: Kiddos 5 and up stretch their imaginations with unique projects. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. FILMMAKING FROM START TO FINISH: Lights, camera, action! Mini movie mavens learn the basics of screenwriting, filming and editing. Catamount Outback Artspace, St. Johnsbury, 3:305 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 748-2600.

LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


‘KIM’S CONVENIENCE’: See WED.8, 7 p.m.


GUITAR CLASS: Notes ring out at a six-string lesson for folks in recovery. Instruments are available. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. MONDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY KIRTAN: Instruments are welcome during call-and-response

chanting of mostly Sanskrit mantras in the bhakti yoga tradition. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, REMEMBERING CHET: Songwriters Si Kahn and Joe Jencks honor social justice advocate Chet Briggs with a spirited concert. Fans may meet the musicians before the concert. Old Labor Hall, Barre, meet-and-greet, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m. $15 for concert; $25 for concert and meet-and-greet. Info, 479-5600. SAMBATUCADA! OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s Brazilian-style street-percussion band sharpens its sound. Instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.


OWL PROWL: Whooo’s out there? Adults and older children bundle up for a romp through the woods in search of the elusive nocturnal fliers. Shelburne Farms, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10; preregister. Info,


BIOGRAPHY AS PERSONAL ODYSSEY: Archetypal pattern analyst Monika Reis leads attendees in discovery of universal motifs. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, BRAKES WORKSHOP: Come to a complete stop! Cyclists learn the ins and outs of different slowing devices over free pizza. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-4475. ECKANKAR WORKSHOP SERIES: INNER GUIDANCE, SOUL TRAVEL & SPIRITUAL AWAKENING: Spiritual seekers gain awareness of their true nature by looking within. Eckankar Center, Burlington, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS: The National A liance on Mental Illness builds understanding between individuals struggling with psychological health and their loved ones. Call for details. 6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 876-7949.


IPHONE: Participants who have iTunes accounts and know their passwords dial into their mobile phones’ features and apps. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.8.


COMMUNITY PLAY READING SERIES: No acting experience is needed for those who wish to go behind the curtain and into the world of theater through immersive and active reading. Chase Dance Studio, Flynn Center, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free; limited space. Info, 863-5966.

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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. MUST-READ MONDAYS: Lit lovers cover White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. SHAPE & SHARE LIFE STORIES: Prompts from Recille Hamrell trigger recollections of specific experiences, which participants craft into narratives. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZING WORKSHOP: Grassroots Leadership founder Si Kahn shares methods for mobilizing would-be activists. Old Labor Hall, Barre, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 479-5600.


GARDENING ROUNDTABLE: BEGINNERS: Cultivators pick ecology enthusiast Miriam Hansen’s brain in preparation for the upcoming growing season. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-2518. GROUNDSWELL: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LAND USE, LIVELIHOOD, FOOD & THE FUTURE OF VERMONT: Rural Vermont representatives field feedback about visions for the states agricultural economy. A light dinner is served, and farmer and childcare stipends are available. Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-7222.


RUTLAND BUSINESS SHOW: Local professionals mingle with more than 90 exhibitors, who offer home services and products. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 4-7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 773-2747.


FITNESS FLOW YOGA: See FRI.10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


‘WELCOME TO VERMONT: FOUR STORIES OF RESETTLED IDENTITY’: A 2013 documentary focuses on the lives of forcibly displaced people in search of the American Dream. A discussion with director Mira Niagolova follows. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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

GAGA, IMPROVISATION & REPERTORY EXPERIMENTS: Maree ReMalia and friends teach repertory material, including movement, sound and text, that will inform original, small-group sequences. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 3-4:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. 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, burlingtonwestie@ SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.



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BILL MARES & TODD HAIRE: Suds lovers take a journey through the craft-beer revolution with the brewers’ book Making Beer: From Homebrew to the House of Fermentology. Phoenix Books Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $3; limited space. Info, 448-3350. FOLINO’S FIFTH BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Foodies find tas y fare, live music and plenty of laughs at a party for the wood-fire pizza joint. Folino’s, Shelburne, noon-8 p.m. Free. Info, 881-8822. KICK THE SUGAR HABIT: Clinical herbalist Barb Alpert helps sweets addicts balance their cravings with new, healthy patterns. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $3-5; preregister. Info, WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.8.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.8, 7 p.m. TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO: Players cover squares and dip into refreshments. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 6 p.m. $5 per card. Info, 223-3322.

PUZZLED PINT: Wordplay and logic lovers tackle tricky problems on, which unlocks the location of a Tuesday night get-together with even more puzzles. Various downtown Burlington locations, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 363-0232.

BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

‘THE BAD KIDS’: Viewers experience a day in the life of a high school principal in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. A panel discussion follows. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. KNIGHTS OF THE MYSTIC MOVIE CLUB: Cinema hounds view campy features at this ode to offbeat


R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.11, 6-7 p.m. STRETCH & SIP YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC: Tunes by Ousmane energize participants for a flow oga practice suitable for all levels. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7:15 p.m. $15-20. Info,

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DE-STRESS YOGA: A relaxing and challenging class lets healthy bodies unplug and unwind. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 5:45-7 p.m. $14. Info, 434-8401. FELDENKRAIS: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Whether you consider it relaxing exercise or active meditation, this experience can reduce pain and increase mobility. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for first-timers; preregiste . Info, 735-3770. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: A verbally guided lesson helps participants explore the mind-body connection, often leaving them feeling lengthened and relaxed. The

ZUMBA WITH ALLISON: Conditioning is disguised as a party at this rhythm-driven workout session. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 227-7221.


CHILDREN’S UNDERGROUND FILM SOCIETY: Monthly movie screenings encourage viewers of all ages to think critically about artful cinema. Big Picture Theater and Café, aitsfield, 5:30 p.m. $5. Info, 496-8994. LIBRARY ELEMENTARY EVENT PLANNERS: Sixth through eighth graders design a scavenger hunt for younger students. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 264-5660. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: FUN WITH HATS: Imaginations blossom when kids up to age 6 engage in themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. SEWING CLUB I & II: Needle-and-thread neophytes stitch together new skills. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos ages 1 through 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. STORY TIME FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of children and their caregivers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and early math tasks work youngsters’ mental muscles. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. TUE.14


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PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.


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.


GETTING READY FOR AN ACTIVE SUMMER: Strength, agility, coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modified for folks of a l ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160.



‘THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND’: A 2016 documentary focuses on the public relations aspect of Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.



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

Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186.

‘STRIPES’: Bill Murray joins the ranks — to hilarious results — in this hit 1981 comedy. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3018.

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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.

productions. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776.


OPEN ART STUDIO: Seasoned makers and first timers 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,



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,


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

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TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: Speakers hone their skills in the Romance language over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. New Moon Café, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431. SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The No th Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.




OPEN JAM SESSION: Musicians follow the flow and explore sound together. The Pathways ermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303. OPEN MIC: Singers, players, storytellers and poets entertain a live audience at a monthly showcase of local talent. Wallingford Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 446-2872.


LEGISLATOR MEET & GREET: JESSICA BRUMSTED & KATE WEBB: State representatives field que tions and concerns over light refreshments. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.






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.


ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: “PALESTINE: A TROUBLED LAND”: Photographs give attendees a glimpse of the West Bank, Golan Heights and other locales alongside local families and the annual olive harvest. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518. CHRIS JERNSTEDT: Hailing from Dartmouth College, the professor explains the power of music as a storytelling medium in “Experiencing Music With our Whole Brain,” presented as part of the Music + Talks series. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 649-2200. FAITH EXAMINED: A faith-based discussion of John Shelby Spong’s Jesus for the Non-Religious focuses on life’s big ideas. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2:15 p.m. Free. Info, HODA KOTB: The television personali y known for her work on “Today” and “Dateline” appears via a live broadcast. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. ROBERT MACAULEY: The Uni ersity of Vermont Medical Center director shares his expertise in “The Ethics of End-of-Life Care.” Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.


CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP: Folks give feedback on essays, poetry and journalism written by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free;

preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. MEMOIR WRITING GROUP FOR SENIORS: Wordsmiths write their way from childhood to present day, drawing on personal objects and photos for inspiration. Call for details. Cathedral Square, Burlington, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 859-8849. SEARCH FOR MEANING DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers reflect on The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics and the Miracles of Forgiveness by Gary R. Renard. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920. TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB: Voracious readers rap about David McCullough’s The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.


CASTLETON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: See WED.8. MOVING PICTURES: FILMS ABOUT IMMIGRATION: Film fanatics take in tales of uprooted people. Call for details. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘NOVA: BECOMING HUMAN — UNEARTHING OUR EARLIEST ANCESTORS’: Scientific research sheds light on our hominid relatives in this PBS television program. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: See FRI.10.

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INTERFAITH PEACE GATHERING & DISCUSSION: Families of various religions join Kids4Peace to counter negativity by sharing, discovering and fostering understanding. University of Vermont Interfaith Center, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-3125. LEARNING ABOUT NONVIOLENCE: Participants of all ages explore nonviolence through discussion, song and excerpts of the short documentary Mighty Times: The Childre ’s March. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


ARTHUR GILMAN: Floral fans soak up snippets of the botanists’ new book, New Flora of Vermont. Richmond Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, gmas@ LISTENING TOUR: Farmers sound off on issues that matter most to them during an open discussion hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. Pavilion Building, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 828-5667.


‘THE CURIOUS WORLD OF HIERONYMUS BOSCH’: Art hounds get a close-up look at the unconventional Dutch painter through this documentary from 2016. Town Hall Theate , Middlebury, 11 a.m. $5-10. Info, 382-9222. FIGURE DRAWING: Artists sharpen their skills of observation of the human form. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 6-8 p.m. $10-15; preregister; limited space. Info, 775-0356.


KELLEY MARKETING GROUP BREAKFAST MEETING: New members are welcome at a brainstorming session for marketing, advertising and communications professionals. Room 217, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 864-4067.


BTV COMMUNITY DINNER & DIALOGUE NIGHT: Area residents forge connections with teens by discussing hot topics such as peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, and sexual health — and dig into a delicious meal. Burlington High School, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 652-0997. 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.



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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.8. CHESS CLUB: Strategy comes into play as competitors try to capture opposing game pieces. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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current selections. BFA Performing Arts Center, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 338-3480. CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT: Vocalist Sally Olson lends her sound-alike pipes to top hits by the famed musical duo, such as “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Close to You.” ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406. SONG CIRCLE: Singers and musicians congregate for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182. VERMONT FIDDLE ORCHESTRA: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with a bow-and-string extravaganza. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228.


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, 518-561-6920.




EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY: See WED.8. SIMON HOWARD: “Mind Your Bias: The Roots, Causes and Consequences of Implicit Bias” gets to the bottom of underlying prejudices. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. TALK ON SENIOR ISSUES: Rights & Democracy VT representatives touch on topics facing the older generation. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. TEDX BROWNELL LIBRARY: Curious minds watch TED Talk videos centered on the theme “Who We Are.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


‘WOMEN & THE COUNTERCULTURE’: 1970s feminists, their challenges and their experiences are at the center of a roundtable discussion. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard Co lege, Plainfield, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 479-8500.



CHILDREN’S FILM NIGHT: A short movie paves the way for a community supper. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 5:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581 LEGO CHALLENGE: 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. READING BUDDIES: Little pals in grades K and up meet with mentors to bond over books. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. RICHMOND STORY TIME: See WED.8. SEWING CLUB I & II: See TUE.14. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: See WED.8. TODDLER TIME: See WED.8. YOGA FOR KIDS: See WED.8.


BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: See WED.8. GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: See WED.8. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: See WED.8. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: See WED.8.


‘KIM’S CONVENIENCE’: See WED.8, 1 & 8 p.m.


40TH ARMY BAND: Founded in 1907, the iconic group plays traditional patriotic tunes alongside

TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.8. WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR SENIORS: A seminar serves up basic information about internet sites and tools with the aim of creating web applications for area nonprofits. Pierson Libra y, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 985-5124.


‘BLACKBERRY WINTER’: See WED.8. ‘GROUNDED’: Northern Stage presents a one-woman examination of America’s transition to drone warfare. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-55. Info, 296-7000.


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: David Quammen Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic sparks a lively dialogue. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1390. TELLING OUR STORIES: EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL!: Writer Reeve Lindbergh walks authorsin-training through the process of preserving thoughts and memories through memoir writing. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1391. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup. com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITE NOW: Wordsmiths let their creativity flow freely at a monthly meeting. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 6:30-9 p.m. $15-20; preregister; limited space. Info, 775-0356. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.8. m

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ART & POTTERY IN MIDDLEBURY: Adult art classes: Sat.: Accordion Book Making. Mon.: Chinese Landscape Painting. ˜ u.: Drawing, Chinese Mounting Workshop. ˜ u. a.m. & Mon. p.m.: Oils. ˜ u.: Pastel. Adult clay classes: Wed. p.m.: Wheel. Wed. noon: On & Off the Wheel, Garden Planters. Children’s classes: Tue.: Clay Hand Building. Wed.: Clay on the Wheel. See website for schedule. Location: Middlebury Studio School , 2377 Rte. 7 South, Middlebury. Info: Barbara Nelson, 247-3702,,

INTRO TO FURNITURE MAKING: Build a maple entry table in this weekly evening workshop while learning all the basics of furniture making. We’ll cover proper and safe use of woodworking machines, choosing wood, milling your pieces square, making furniture parts, mortise and tenon joinery, and a basic intro to finishing. Visit for more workshop opportunities. ˜ u., Mar. 30-May 18. Cost: $450/ night class (materials incl.). Location: ˜ e South End Joinery, 339 Pine St., Burlington. Info: ReSOURCE, Hannah Bush, 8464016,,





astrology ASTROLOGY AT RAILYARD: 1-hour astrology readings: Sat., 1-3:30 p.m., must preregister. Astrology Series: Sun., Mar. 12-Apr. 9, 3-4:30 p.m. Embodied Dream Work private sessions with Janis: Fri., contact studio for appointment. Monthly Astrologers Meet-Up: Mar. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., free! See website for details and registration. See website for schedule. Location: Railyard, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 318-6050,,

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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. POTTERY DECALS: ˜ is onenight workshop will introduce students to the use of waterslide decals to add surface decoration to their ceramic art. Topics covered will include the history of ceramic decals, sourcing commercially printed decals, printing your own iron-rich decals, application of decals to pottery, firing and food safety. Tue., Mar. 21, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25/ person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 2nd Floor, LBG room, Burlington. Info: 8657166,

ADULT: ABSTRACT PAINTING: Instructor: Brooke Monte. Create a visual language through abstract form, space and color. Explore techniques using a variety of mediums, including charcoal, pastel, acrylics or oils. Learn glazing, dry brush, acrylic transfers and textured impasto while discovering the basics of color theory, sacred geometry, pattern, scale and brush work. Wed., Apr. 5- May 31, 3-5 p.m., no class Apr. 26. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: BEGINNER CLAY: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Learn how to throw clay on the wheel. Explore centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. Gain confidence with hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one time with the instructor. Leave with several finished pieces. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing. Fri., Apr. 7-Jun. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 28. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: COLOR THEORY: Instructor: Dana Heffern. Explore advanced color theory using Munsill’s Color ˜ eory Workbook. Gain an understanding of ambience, atmosphere, clash, vibration and other color perceptions through guided experiments and lively class discussions. ˜ en develop your

own style with how color can create environment, mood and a sense of aesthetics. Fri., Apr. 7- Jun. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 28. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail.; you purchase book & materials. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn fundamental skills of observational drawing. Explore technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations, including drawing from a model in the final class. Materials not included. Mon., Apr. 3-Jun. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 24 or May 29. Cost: $258/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: INSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Practice the traditional art of drawing the human figure in a supportive and respectful atmosphere. With a life drawing model present ever other week, learn how to capture the human form in varying mediums and further develop your drawing skills. All abilities are welcome. Tue., Apr. 4-May 30, 6-8 p.m., no class Apr. 25. Cost: $288/ person; member discount avail., you purchase materials. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: INTRO TO INK: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn the fundamental skills of ink drawing. Explore technical basics through observational drawing, still life, landscape and abstract design concepts. Gain confidence with composition and surface manipulation by trying out different kinds of ink and discovering new ways to create with the medium. Materials not included. Mon., Apr. 3-Jun. 5, 1-3 p.m., no class Apr. 24 or May 29. Cost: $248/

person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org, theshelburnecraftschool. org.

no class Apr. 26. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: METALS 1: ˜ is 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. ˜ ere will be weekly demonstrations, including sawing, drilling, piercing, annealing, texturing, jump rings, forming and soldering techniques. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. ˜ u., Apr. 13-Jun. 8, 6-9 p.m., no class Apr. 27. Cost: $427/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: SHAKER HALL TABLE: Instructor: Chris Ramos. A comprehensive introduction to woodworking, this course explores basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery and finishing. You will build a Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, while gaining familiarity with the wood shop environment. Wed., Apr. 5-Jun. 14, 6-9 p.m., no class Apr. 26. Cost: $565/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Sage Tucker-Ketcham, 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org, theshelburnecraftschool. org.

ADULT: METALS INDEPENDENT PROJECT: Instructor: Sarah Sprague. Develop your own signature design with guidance on small metals fabrication ideas. ˜ is is a mixed-level studio designed for students who have already taken a metals class and want to gain practice and experience in a metals studio. ˜ u., Apr. 13-Jun. 8, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., no class Apr. 27. Cost: $365/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Mary Sweeney. Further develop the fundamentals of wheel throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Tue., Apr. 4-May 30, 6-8 p.m., no class Apr. 25. Cost: $335/ person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: PAINTING IN OIL: Instructor: Brooke Monte. Develop confidence in composition, color, layering and mixing using oil paints. Designed for beginners. Students will use still life setups to explore techniques ranging from layout and surface preparation to a variety of brush work, including wet into wet, scrubs and glazing. Materials are not included. Wed., Apr. 5-May 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m.,

ADULT: STAINED GLASS: Instructor: Sarah Sprague. ˜ is class will teach you the copper-foil stained-glass method pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Begin with a project that introduces you to pattern selection and creation using different types of glass as well as cutting and fitting glass pieces, then learn how to foil and solder. ˜ u., Apr. 13-Jun. 8, 3-5 p.m., no class Apr. 27. Cost: $365/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Sage TuckerKetcham, 985-3648, info@, BLACKSMITHING 1: Instructor: Robert Wetzel. Using a forge, you will learn basic blacksmith techniques from building and maintaining a fire to hammer control. Students will create hooks, pokers and small leaves during this two-day workshop. Sat. & Sun., May 27-May 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $235/ person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: PASTELS: Instructor: Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc, CPS. Explore bold landscapes with pastels. Working from sketches and photos, students will experiment with color and design. Demonstrations and a variety of instructor-guided approaches, critiques, at-easel assistance and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels welcome. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $100/

person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: RELIEF PRINTMAKING: Instructor: Noah Lagle. Come home with a lovely set of carving tools and an edition of test and final prints made from your own carved wood and linoleum blocks. In this introductory workshop, learn about printmaking and design and how to make relief prints. Sat., Jun. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $155/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: STAINED GLASS: Instructor: Sarah Sprague. ˜ is is a one-day stained glass workshop. Learn to select glass and colors, cut glass and apply copper foil, and solder as you work on a small colorful glass design for hanging in your window. All materials will be supplied. Bring a brown bag lunch. Sat., May 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $163.50/ person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: TOWN & COUNTRY: Instructor: John Brickels. Create one-of-a-kind, wall-mounted buildings and barns using slab and extruded clay. Students will learn how to use this celebrated ceramicist’s signature mocha colored clay and will explore the many techniques for creating a country-inspired, wall-mounted sculpture. Sun., Jun. 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $110/ person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Joel Popadics. Explore the vistas of the Shelburne region and enjoy en-plein-air watercolor painting with renowned watercolorist Joel Popadics. Each day, participants will meet at different locations, and Joel will offer the group two brief painting demonstrations followed by an opportunity to paint and apply technique with individual instruction. Mon.-Fri:, Aug. 7-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $650/person; member discount avail. Location: ˜ e Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


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CULTURAL FESTIVAL: The Japan-America Society of Vermont (JASV) and Saint Michael’s College will present Matsuri ‘17, a Japanese cultural festival that includes arts, crafts, music, food, demos, performances, games, prizes and much more. This ear is special: A Noh performer was invited from Japan and will perform a solo traditional dance on stage. Sun., Mar. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $10/person; $5/students & seniors; $20/family; free/ JASV members & kids under 5. Location: St. Michael’s College, Ross Sports Center, Colchester.

DJ SMART LIVE DANCE CLASS: Amazing opportunity to dance with DJ Smart, a brilliant performer and one of today’s most versatile and gifted dancers. Interactive, largescreen class: Instructors and students see each other and communicate. Get big-city dance instruction without the travel, big-city costs and huge class size. Limit 25. Reserve now! Fri., Mar. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $25/1-hour interactive class. Location: Arabesque Etc. at Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St. , Richmond. Info: Arabesque Etc. Dance, Martina Price, 383-8468,,

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

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 n better time to start than now!

Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818,, LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Come alone or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4-week class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757, kevin@firststepdance com, firststepdance com.



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

DOWNSTREET SMART START WORKSHOPS: For those who want to build or repair their credit, create a budget and get their finances in orde , our Smart Start Workshop is the perfect place to Start! Learn about how to set a S.M.A.R.T. budget and stick to it, money-saving tips, understanding your credit report, and building or improving credit. 477-1341, kcharissakis@ Sat., Apr. 1, 9.a.m.-1 p.m. Signup deadline is Mar. 20. Cost: $99/person. Location: Downstreet Housing and Community Development, 22 Keith Ave., Barre. Info: Kira, 477-1341, kcharissakis@


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MUSICAL THEATER COMPOSITION: Students bring in and discuss ideas for their own musical theater storyline, including a song to incorporate into their musical. This wi l be a collaborative composition with the goal of creating a musical theater piece. Students are guided through the process of establishing melody, lyrics and basic harmonic accompaniment for their song. Instructors: Randal Pierce and Trish Denton. Fri., Mar. 17-Apr. 21, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Cost: $150/6 weeks. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548, flynna


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gardening DIY HOME GARDEN PROJECTS: Our 2-day Home Garden Project workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to use basic power tools to build your own rain barrel, cold frame and raised garden bed. Each participant will be able to take home each of their items at the end of the workshop. Mar. 18 & 19. Cost: $245/2-day workshop, materials incl. Location: ˜ e South End Joinery, 339 Pine St., Burlington. Info: ReSOURCE, Hannah Bush, 846-4016, Bush.hannah0@,




PERENNIAL VEGETABLES: Perennials can be more than just beautiful flowers. Learn about edible perennial vegetables that thrive in Vermont. Call or go online to register. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/ person. Location: Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardeners-supply-stores. READY. SET. SOW.: ° is class will focus on what is going on in your garden during the first six weeks. Go online or call to register. Sat., Mar. 18, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardeners-supply-stores. VERMONT FLOWER WORKSHOPS: What could be more fun than spending a day on a small cut-flower farm, playing with freshly cut flowers, working and learning with like-minded people? Truly, this becomes an unforgettable outing. Many delightful workshops are available throughout the season. Fabulous Vermont Flower Workshops are the ultimate gift idea! Apr. through Sep. Cost: $145/half day & full day. Location: Maple Flower Farm, 3340 Christian Hill, Bethel. Info: Liz Krieg, 234-6576,,


healing arts REIKI TUMMO WORKSHOPS: Become a certified Reiki Tummo practitioner with safe Kundalini awakening and spiritual heart opening. Level 1: opens crown, heart and palm chakras; Kundalini is

activated; connects you to your spiritual heart; instant ability to channel divine energy. Level 2: improved connection to divine energy; instant and safe Kundalini awakening. Mar. 18 & 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $110/ level 1 workshop; $210/level 2 workshop. Location: TBA, Winooski. Info: Jackie Berkowitz, 617-592-8087, jaclyndb6@gmail. com,

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11th year. See our website or contact us for details. Starts Apr. 3. Cost: $225/10 weekly classes of 90+ min. each. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 5851025, spanishparavos@gmail. com, spanishwaterburycenter. com. JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES: ° e Japan-America Society of Vermont (JASV) is offering beginning Japanese language courses, Levels 1 and 2, on the campus of Saint Michael’s College. Classes begin on Mon., Mar. 13 (Level 1) and Wed., Mar. 15 (Level 2), 6:30-8 p.m. Each class continues for 10 weekly sessions. Main textbook: Japanese for Busy People I. Level 1 covers the first half of the book and Level 2, the second. Location: St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Pl., Colchester. Info: jasvlanguage@

martial arts INTRO TO COMICS: Instructor: Stephanie Zuppo. We’ll cover the basics of making a comic or graphic novel: character design, script writing, page layout, drawing and a plot twist. Sat., Mar. 18, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $50/ person; $40/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, MAKING YOUR BEST WORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING: Explore color relationships, composition and mark making with an eye towards making fresh, bold paintings that surprise and inspire us. Instructor: Galen Cheney. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Cost: $125/person; $100/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,,

language ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE: FRENCH CLASSES: Alliance Française announces the start of its spring session. We are offering classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced classes in Burlington, Colchester and Montpelier. NEW: literature and phonetics classes. See website for schedule. Info: Micheline Tremblay,, ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Join us for adult Spanish classes this spring. 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

ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL: Come to Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts. Join other thoughtful, intelligent adults to learn and practice Tai Chi, Kung Fu, meditation and dynamic physical exercises. Maximize your mental tranquility and clarity, physical health and fitness, and self-confidence. For people who never thought this would be for them. Fri., 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-noon & noon-1 p.m.; Tue., 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $15/1-hour class; $50/mo. (incl. all classes offered); $5/trial class. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 355-1301, info@, VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Arts Combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy Seals, CIA, FBI, Military Police and Special Forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them thoroughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ Certified Black Belt 6th Degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil! A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd.,

Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

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

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: ° rough 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. ° e Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Cafe (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & ˜ u., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-˜ u., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795,

music SUMMIT SCHOOL SPRING CLASSES: Registration is now open! ° e Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents classes in Old-Time Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo, Dance, American Harmony Singing, Songwriting Workshop, AfroCuban and Hatian Drumming, Singing for Kids and Families, Blues Guitar, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Swedish Fiddle, Breton Dance Music, and more! Evening classes begin Mar. 6. 60-90-min. classes. Location: Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. Info: ˜ e Summit School of Traditioanl Music and Culture, Dana Robinson, 793-3016,,

psychology JUNG ON THE MOTHER: One of the most powerful relationships we have in life is with our mother. Learn why this is and how to work with your inner “mother imago” in this course full of exercises, readings and discussions. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Mar. 15, 22 & 29 & Apr. 5, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: 244-7909.

tai chi SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: ° e 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: 8647902,

writing POETRY WORKSHOPS IN MIDDLEBURY: Create new work, expand your literary horizons and hone your style with accomplished poets! Includes publication and a reading! Full and partial scholarships are available for students in need. Classes include, Waiting for the Miraculous: On Poetry and Art, with Bianca Stone; and Lyrical and Narrative: Song and Story in Poetry, with Ben Pease. Fri., 6-8 p.m., or Sat., 1-3 p.m., for 5 weeks starting Mar. 17. Cost: $200/5 2-hour classes. Location: Ilsley Public Library , 75 Main Street , Middlebury. Info: ˜ e Ruth Stone Foundation, Bianca Stone, 3495021, info@ruthstonefoundation. org, workshops.

yoga EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical ° erapy offers yoga classes for everyone from beginner to expert. Choose from a wide variety of drop-in classes, series and workshops in Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Gentle, Vigorous, Yoga on the Lake, Yoga Wall, ° erapeutics, and Alignment. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/ community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers practices for all levels. We just expanded to have two practice spaces! Your children

can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Yoga and dance classes ages 3 months and up. Brand-new beginners’ course: ° is includes two specialty classes per week for four weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily heated and alignment classes kids classes in yoga and dance, pre- and postnatal yoga. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher training courses. Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 month unlimited); $18/class; $140/10-class card; $15/class for student or senior; or $110/10-class punch card; $135/mo. adult memberships; $99/mo. kid memberships. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Hana, South Burlington. Info: 497-0136, honestyogastudio@, honestyogacenter. com. NONPROFIT, DONATIONBASED YOGA: Burlington’s only nonprofit, donation-based studio offering yoga at two downtown locations. Sangha Studio hosts over 60 weekly classes, workshops, and special events. Offering free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs at organizations in the community. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/ month. Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Caitlin Pascucci, 448-4262,, WE RISE SERIES: ° e We Rise Series is designed to extract the roots of oppression from our hearts, minds, bodies and culture. ° rough a yogic lens, recognize how the forces of oppression manifest within us and begin the work to dismantle them. Together, let us move toward the liberation of all beings. Sun., Feb. 19, Mar. 12, Apr. 16, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $45/series; scholarships & sliding fees avail.; all are welcome. Location: Laughing River Yoga, 1 Mill St., Suite 126, Chace Mill, Burlington. Info: Emily Garrett, 343-8119,, YOGA ROOTS: Join us at our Shelburne studio flooded with natural light, and feel safe, seen and heard. Since 2013, Yoga Roots has stayed true to being rooted in the healing traditions of yoga, welcoming people wherever they are, from never evers to experienced yogis. We offer daily classes, workshops and series. Daily; see website for schedule. Location: Yoga Roots, 120 Graham Way, Suite 140, Shelburne. Info: Lynn Alpeter, 399-4956, info@yogarootsvt. com,

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clectic Burlington artist Harvey Bigman launched Harvey.World (pronounced “Harvey dot World”), the newest project to enter her constellation of music, video art and performance art, in December. She presented two new pieces as part of Pushing a Brain Uphill II, an experimental music showcase at the BCA Center organized by local not-for-profit group Burlington Gull. The first was a multiscreen VHS video art project. As it played, Bigman held vigil at a nearby folding table, keeping an eye on both the video and her audience. “When I start a performance, there’s an emotional arc that I like to try to explore that I’ve usually envisioned beforehand,” explains Bigman, 26, in a recent interview with Seven Days. “There’s a lot of hurt, a lot of pain, raw emotion.” There also are sometimes snacks. The second piece in that BCA performance was a multimedia, multisensory experience centered on a dramatic reading of the closing scene from “The Host,” an episode of the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Before it started, she distributed a bag of saltand-vinegar potato chips to her audience — her favorite snack to eat while watching “Star Trek.” Meanwhile, a video of herself eating the same chips played directly behind her on a screen, her digital face washed out in the glow of what we can assume was the episode playing on her laptop. The episode introduces the Trill, a race of parasitic aliens who move from body to body when their hosts can no longer sustain them. USS Enterprise crew member Dr. Beverly Crusher begins a love affair with Odan, a Trill inhabiting a male body. By the end of the episode, Odan has moved into a female host, which confuses the heterosexual Crusher. “Perhaps it is a human failing, but we are not accustomed to these kinds of changes,” says Crusher, before ultimately

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rejecting Odan in his new, female body. “Perhaps, someday, our ability to love won’t be so limited.” Bigman declared the episode a missed opportunity to tell a compelling transgender story, calling Crusher’s opinion of humankind’s limited ability to love “bullshit.” A trans woman herself, Bigman largely fuels her art by the “emotional sludge” that she says has accumulated inside her, based on her own experiences with gender nonconformity and gender-based violence. “[I’m] navigating how I can, as a queer person, present myself the way that I want to and dealing with the pushback that comes with that,” she says. Born in West Hartford, Conn., Bigman began toying with synthesizers while studying at the University of Vermont between 2009 and 2013. Before moving into solo work, she played with bands such as the indie-pop outfits Toy Boat, Fridge and the Spin$, and Dungeon Jungle (FKA Ronin Shogunate). The last is an experimental noise outfit through which she began to develop her own abstract music. The distinction between Harvey Bigman and Harvey.World is murky and nuanced. But in both projects, her music is miles away from pop — it’s more like sound collage. She’s drawn to granular feedback sounds, pitch-bent vocals and cascades of noise. Her latest release as Harvey Bigman, Glassy Vision, is both a video project and a cassette recording released through Como Tapes, another not-for-profit entity associated with Burlington Gull. It’s a response to an incident that occurred in summer 2016. Bigman was verbally assaulted in broad daylight on Burlington’s Church Street, right in front of her workplace, Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea. “This person came up and just spewed the most disgusting, horrible things. I’ve never felt such a level of fear,” she recalls. “This person was just

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favorite suds, and nom-noms from Kountry Kart Deli and Taco Truck All Stars, catch sets from NICK RUSSELL, SEAN RYAN AND THE SWINSON SISTERS, and the FUNKY DAWGZ BRASS BAND. After you’ve had a few sips and a Rise and Shiner, safely proceed back to the top block of Church Street at noon for PITCHBLAK BRASS BAND’s girthy blend of horn-heavy hip-hop. And since you’re already there, stay put for mammoth Afrobeat funksters BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE. At this point, you must be pretty tired. Well, too bad! You’re not done yet. If you have enough energy/patience after the parade, you might as well stick around for another free show. Head over to City Hall Park post-parade for eclectic rockers WHITE DENIM. That’s it for the main attractions. But there’s a deluge of other merriment. Here are a couple of other key places to be. Nectar’s has nonstop tuneage starting at noon on Saturday, and it’s free until 7 p.m. This means you can enjoy some bluegrass from the TENDERBELLIES, reality-altering rock from DOCTOR RICK, jazzy soul from the NEW REVIEW and thunderous psychedelia from PEOPLE’S BLUES OF RICHMOND — all without dropping a dime. But, I mean, definitely order a drink or something. It’s freakin’ Mardi Gras. The party rages on in the evening with soul band SMALLTALKER, an encore performance from PitchBlak Brass Band and funkadelia from SWIFT TECHNIQUE. Circus punks BELLA’S BARTOK close out the night. Jeezum Louise-um, that’s a lot of power packed into one club.

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All right, folks, strap in. It’s going to be one of those weekends when you’ll have to make some tough decisions about what music to shove into your earholes. Music venues and public spaces are popping at the seams with entertainment offerings, all thanks to Magic Hat Brewing’s 22nd annual Mardi Gras celebration. This year, Magic Hat aims to bring awareness and raise funds for the Vermont Foodbank — as well as entertain the snot out of you. Here’s your official guide to making the most of your beer-soaked, beadladen weekend. (Also see the program inserted in this issue.) Let’s start with the official offerings, shall we? The weekend kicks off with a free show from legendary ska/funk/ punk rockers FISHBONE. The California

collective has been skankin’ it up since the 1980s and can still make you work it like LORI LOUGHLIN and ANNETTE FUNICELLO in Back to the Beach. Fishbone take over the top block of Church Street on Friday, March 10. Don’t wear yourself out too soon, though. It’s going to be a long weekend. The Friday night ska vibes keep flowing at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge with the ladies of STEADY BETTY. But before the gals rock ever so steadily, feast your eyes and ears on the smooth hip-hop stylings of BILLIE DEAN & THE HONOR ROLL and some sultry R&B goodness from LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE. DJ RYAN BROWN keeps the energy up between sets. You’ll want to be up bright and early on Saturday, March 11, for the Kegs & Eggs brunch and beer party at the Magic Hat brewery. Aside from your

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life. “I love the mechanical aspect, the tactile experience of using a VCR. Conceptualizing something on a tape rather than a computer is easier for me. I’m at a point right now where I appreciate the technology, but I’m looking for ways to embrace certain aspects of digital technology that are useful.” Bigman doesn’t like to dwell on her pieces for too long. “It’s really hard for me to work on something more than a day or two,” she says. “Most of the stuff I’ve produced, including Glassy Vision, was made in less than a week. After that point, I can’t touch it anymore. Otherwise, I start to think about it too much and question it,” she continues. “I think I’m most satisfied with what I’ve produced when I’m thinking about it the least.” Bigman notes that her work isn’t exclusively dour and dire. “I don’t want my art to be informed solely by this experience of violence and gender identity. I want it to also BIGMAN include goofiness and weirdness and softness,” she says. Pieces such as “Kittyface” do just that. The composition sounds like the opening theme music to a Commodore 64 computer game. And then there’s “Hot Dog Eating Contest,” which is literally a live recording of a hot-dogeating contest for which Bigman served as MC. But the heart of her work is her identity and the mess of questions and emotions that come with it. “Something I struggle with sometimes in performing is [the question]: How am I performing queerness in this moment?” she says. “Are these people viewing me as an other? Are these non-queer people who are viewing me as this thing? Or are these other queer people who will be able to understand the subtleties of the experience I may be expressing?” m

looking at me in this way that they meant to do me harm.” The incident inspired a realization. “I had this conception that [being trans and gender-nonconforming] would be hard for a while, but I would find these tools that would allow me to kind of process and deal with it,” Bigman explains, referring to the “emotional trash fire” that ignites when she experiences discrimination. She describes Glassy Vision as “kind of mourning the idea [that] I can live lightly and happily, and accepting this darker reality that things don’t get easier.” She notes that she frequently experiences the threat of violence through verbal language, body language and tone of voice. No track on the new album sums up this dark epiphany as succinctly as “It Doesn’t Get Easier.” An oldschool, eight-bit beat ticks by as HA R V EY Bigman’s voice tweaks and bends low and high, repeating the title phrase. Similar in subject matter, “Rising Out of Bed to Get Knocked on My Ass” pits her voice against a gradually ascending and descending grouping of synth tones. The album cover directly ties into Bigman’s assault. On Church Street, a camera located at its Cherry Street intersection constantly streams live footage to YouTube. Bigman planted herself in the camera’s field of vision, mere steps from where she was assaulted, screen-capturing the footage on her laptop. It’s a confrontational image that plays on the scrutiny she says she’s experienced. It is also a personal reclamation of the space in which Bigman was violated. The video version of Glassy Vision is presented as a continuous 16-minute, abstract short film. In the piece, Bigman never fully reveals herself. Instead, she is obscured with colorful, test-pattern- Contact: style analog visuals. “I appreciate the ephemeral quality INFO of VHS,” says Bigman, referring to her Glassy Vision by Harvey Bigman is available preferred medium and its finite shelf at







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familiar with Purim, it’s a celebration of liberation as chronicled in the biblical book of Esther. Expect a retelling of the story of the evil Haman and his (802) 859-0100 | WWW.VTCOMEDY.COM plan to eradicate the Jews, spliced with 101 main street, BurlingtoN contemporary politics. BRASS BALAGAN and BARIKA perform. Untitled-12 1 3/6/17 And, finally, on Friday, VMB Productions presents a hip-hop showcase at ArtsRiot featuring some of Vermont’s best rhyme spitters and beat makers. Boston nine-piece collective VIVA LA HOP headline the show, with support from locals CULTURAL CHEMISTRY, FRESH PATTERNS and BLESS THE CHILD.


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documentary A Band Called Death and front man of several ’90s Burlington metal bands (SLUSH, FIVE SECONDS EXPIRED, NON COMPOS MENTIS), returns to the Light Club Lamp Shop with his tintype portrait studio. If you’re unfamiliar with the tintype method, it’s a 19th-century photographic process involving metal plates. Think KEN BURNS’ “The Civil War.” Prints will set you back $50. Howlett offers his services to individuals, families and bands. Ahem. Let me say that again: And bands! While the portraits are created, a bunch of bands is scheduled to entertain you while you wait. TYLER DANIEL BEAN is up first. He’ll likely get the party started by making everyone cry with his sorrowful indie rock. The angst continues with ADRIAN AARDVARK and their self-described “balance of despair and hope.” Then twangy harmonica virtuoso ERIC SOMMER livens things up, followed by the always energetic and ultra-fabulous electro-poppers HELOISE & THE SAVOIR FAIRE. Vinyl superstar DJ TAKA concludes the night, as he does every Friday and Saturday. As if there weren’t enough happening on Saturday, how about a masquerade? Burlington’s nondenominational center for Jewish life, Ruach haMaqom, sponsors the Purim Masquerade Ball and Political Theater at ArtsRiot. If you aren’t


More into DJ music? Then plant yourself in the Blue Room at Red Square. And by “plant,” I mean dance until you can’t feel your extremities. Starting at noon on Saturday, a diverse army of beat slingers takes control of Red Square’s secluded party zone, including DJ DODG3R, DJ FRANK GRYMES, CRAIG MITCHELL, DJVU, D JAY BARON, DJ KERMITT and REIGN ONE. Expect to hear hip-hop, mashups, house and probably some sweet top 40, too. The main room at Red Square is packing a heavy lineup, as well. Blues band LEFT EYE JUMP get the ball rolling on the morning shift. DJ CRE8 locks down the midday madness. Later on, MANGO JAM VERMONT bring the bayou to BTV with sizzling Cajun and zydeco. You can also catch them earlier in the afternoon at the Skinny Pancake’s waterfront location. Red Square’s resident DJ MASHTODON closes out the marathon.


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ARTSRIOT: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. THE DAILY PLANET: Silver Bridget (saw folk), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. ‘Fun Night: A Three-Act Play’, 9 p.m., $5-10.

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JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: CO/NTRY (electronic, post-punk), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.


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


CORK WINE BAR & MARKET OF STOWE: George Walker Petit (jazz), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 8 p.m., free.

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

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

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Louis The Child, Imad R yal, Saint Wknd (electronic, pop), 8:30 p.m., $17/20/65.

name and no connections. She poured her heart out into what would become Dry Food, a debut album dripping with

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Steady Betty, Billy Dean & the Honor Roll, Lady Moon & the Eclipse, DJ Ryan Brown (reggae, rocksteady), 7:30 p.m., $12/15.

doubt, heartbreak and the essence of

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free.

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RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: The Coun y Down (traditional Irish), 7:30 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Next Gen Showcase (standup), 9 p.m., free.

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Ellen Kempner. In 2014, she moved from

Awards dubbed Palehound Best New

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Hannah Fair (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Greg Fitzsimmons (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20/25.

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NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Soule Indomitable, EVNGwear (funk, jazz), 10 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

SIDEBAR: Luke McCartin (alt-country), 7 p.m., free. Wavey Wednesday (EDM), 10 p.m., free.


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change. It garnered considerable critical

RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (hits), 8 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free.



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

RADIO BEAN: Stace Brandt (singer-songwriter, R&B), 7:30 p.m., free. Fertile Soil (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free. Leon Trout (jam), 10:30 p.m., free.


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JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Starline Rhythm B ys (rockabilly, honky-tonk), 7 p.m., free.

Artist. The band has a punchy, lo-fi rock sound that captures young love and the

MONKEY HOUSE: The Pilgrim (rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Leno, Cheney & Young (rock), 5 p.m., free. incaHOOTS (rock), 9 p.m., free.

Catch Palehound on Thursday, March 9, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. ADULT MOM add

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Jeezum Crow (Americana, rock), 7 p.m., free.


outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Tha er (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: Palehound, Adult Mom (rock), 8 p.m., $10/12. THE DAILY PLANET: Zack DuPont (folk), 8 p.m., free. DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free. Art Herttua and Ray Carroll (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Brews & Bros (standup), second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Goldfeather (indie folk), 8 p.m., free. DJ Becca Mack (eclectic), 10 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Primate Fiasco (jam), 9:30 p.m., $2/5. 18+. PHO NGUYEN: Karaoke with DJ Walker, 8 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Rob Benton (rock), 9:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Jake McKelvie (folk), 6 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Geoff Doubleday (rock), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: The Joe Moore Band (jazz), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Birdgangs, Little Slugger (indie rock), 10 p.m., free.

THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Mitch & Devon (acoustic), 6 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Short Jam (improv), 6 p.m., free. Greg Fitzsimmons (standup), 7 p.m., $15. The Daily Grin (improv), 8:45 p.m., $5.

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

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Vibe Street, Evanoff, Hoppy (electronic, future-folk), 8:30 p.m., $10/12. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Timothy James Blues & Beyond, 7 p.m., free.

barre/montpelier SWEET MELISSA’S: Dave Langevine (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation. Joint Custody Comedy (standup), 8 p.m., donation.

WHAMMY BAR: Steve Hartman (eclectic rock), 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Lesley Grant (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free. SUSHI YOSHI (STOWE): Seth Eames Trio (mountain blues), 5 p.m., free.

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BIG PICTURE THEATER AND CAFÉ: Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill (jazz), 7 p.m., free. GREEN MOUNTAIN LOUNGE AT MOUNT ELLEN: The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly, honky-tonk), 2:30 p.m., free. ZENBARN: Sam Dupont (folk), 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Stevie B (hits), 9 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Mark Erelli (folk), 8 p.m., free. I Am Snow Angel (electro-pop), 9:30 p.m., free. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Throttle Thursdays with DJ Go (hits), 9 p.m., free.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Rustic Overtones (rock), 8 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest BLUE PADDLE BISTRO: Cooie Sings (blues, jazz), 6:30 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Let’s Be Leonard (jam), 10 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Lady Moon & the Eclipse (R&B, Afrobeat), 8:30 p.m., $15/17.



ARTSRIOT: Viva La Hop, Cultural Chemistry, Fresh Patterns, Bless the Child (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $8/10. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jeff Wheel (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Mark Farina, DJ Big Dog, Haitian, DJ Disco Phantom (EDM, mushroom jazz), 9 p.m., $20/25. FOAM BREWERS: 2nd Friday Surf Party with the High Breaks, 8 p.m., free.

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

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Some Hollow (folk-rock), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Red Baraat, Goose (Bhangra, rock), 9 p.m., $7. PHO NGUYEN: Peter Burton (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Shannon Murray (folk-punk), 6 p.m., free. Happy Folk (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Ben Cosgrove (contemporary instrumental), 8 p.m., free. Pressing Strings (soul, rock), 9 p.m., free. Bucky Hayes & the Commonwealth (Americana), 10 p.m., $5. The Sway (indie), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Eric George (folk), 5 p.m., free. The oungest Sun (funk, jam), 7 p.m., $5. Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Krista Johnson (acoustic folk), 7 p.m., free. Haitian and Dave Villa (top 40), 10 p.m., free.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Japhy Ryder (jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Scott Graves (acoustic rock), 6 p.m., free. Dr. No (funk, rock), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Mini March Madness (cribbage tournament), 7:30 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Heartless: A Heart / Led Zeppelin Experience, 9 p.m., $5. LA PUERTA NEGRA: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation. Beg, Steal or Borrow (Old and in the Way tribute), 9 p.m., $5. WHAMMY BAR: Kelly Ravin (country), 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Gneiss (jam), 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Drunk and in the Woods (soul, funk), 9 p.m., free. RUSTY NAIL: Freeze a Peach: A Vermont Celebration of the Allman Brothers, 8 p.m., $10.

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CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Kilie (hits), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Del Rue (alternative), 9 p.m., $3.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Lost in Paris (rock), 8 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Rose Street Collective (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. FRI.10

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REVIEW this Soule Monde, Must Be Nice


The notion of a 44-minute album solely consisting of drums and a Hammond organ might appeal to a limited audience. But Must Be Nice, the latest record from local funk duo Soule Monde, has more crossover flavor than might first appear. Composed of two noted local musicians, organist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton, Soule Monde are a block-party danceathon and a refined, creative musical experiment. Verily, Must Be Nice has something for everyone. Lawton and Paczkowski are veterans of numerous legendary local acts as well as current members of the Trey Anastasio Band. That pedigree makes the most remarkable aspect of Soule Monde’s latest release somewhat surprising: growth. But Must Be Nice marks a real

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responsive groove machine. His devotion to the pocket never wavers, yet he supports every flourish and left turn Paczkowski has to offer. To call him solid would be almost trite. Performances aside, the album sounds exquisite. Local engineer Bennett Shapiro did an immaculate job on the recording and mixing at his Lovetown Studios. Ben Collette handled mastering at BTV fixture Tank Recording Studio. Every note here glitters and pops. Must Be Nice closes with “Influence,” a reprise of the opening track to their previous project, Smashed World. While the pocket and tempo are very much the same, it’s a testament to Soule Monde’s evolving synthesis that the cut still sounds so fresh and different. Must Be Nice is a potent dose of swampy, endlessly creative funk. It’s also Soule Monde’s best and most fully realized album to date. These two innovative talents are at the top of their game, clearly having a blast. And that’s a beautiful thing. Must Be Nice by Soule Monde is available at soule-monde.bandcamp. com. Soule Monde play Foam Brewers in Burlington on Saturday, March 11.

At the core of the record is an original nine-movement suite that recounts the tale of private William Scott, aka the Sleeping Sentinel. Scott, a Groton native, is Vermont’s most famous Civil War soldier. But it’s a somewhat dubious distinction. The infantryman fell asleep at his post in August 1861 after volunteering to relieve an exhausted friend. He was court-martialed and sentenced to death. Assuming 250 years is time enough passed to risk spoiling the story, a last-minute appeal to Abraham Lincoln spared Scott’s life — at least for a while. Scott was killed in action eight months later. “The Sleeping Sentinel Suite” unfolds like a Ken Burns documentary, for which Banjo Dan’s rustic strain of Vermontiana is the perfect soundtrack. Lindner masterfully colors Scott’s tale from farm boy to fallen soldier with flourishes that evoke the music of the era. On “Call to Arms / The Farm I Left Behind Me,” his roaming banjo looks south to Appalachia. On the ominous “No Rest for the Weary,” Plowboy Phil Bloch’s fiddle whirls with gloom, a fine complement to Willy Lindner’s fiery mandolin runs.

“When the Toil Is Over” is a stirring slice of gospel-country featuring Bob Amos on lead vocals, with backing vocals courtesy of his quartet, Catamount Crossing. The title track closes the suite, condensing Scott’s story into 80 seconds of folkloric genius. The album’s latter half presents a mix of Lindner-penned nuggets that deal in history both obscure and personal. Of the former, take “Romaine Tenney.” Tenney was an Ascutney farmer who, in 1964, set fire to his family’s farm rather than cede the land to the state to build a connector to Interstate 91. He died in the blaze, possibly committing suicide. From Lindner’s personal history, there are cuts such as “Ascutney Launch.” The tune is an homage to Vermont’s hanggliding community, of which Banjo Dan was a member for 20 years. Informative, entertaining and artistically crafty, The Sleeping Sentinel is yet another monument to the unique, down-home brilliance of Banjo Dan Lindner: banjo whiz, bluegrass godfather, hang glider and, now, musical professor emeritus of Vermont history. The Sleeping Sentinel by Banjo Dan is available at CD Baby.

Adam Ezra Group Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm Award winning roots rock band legendary for their captivating charisma and energy on stage.


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Outerbridge, Clockwork Mysteries Saturday, April 1, 7 pm With unique choreography, over 20 custom designed illusions, Clockwork Mysteries is a high-energy magical adventure for the whole family!

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Dan Lindner has served as Vermont’s preeminent banjo authority. After all, you don’t just pick up the nickname “Banjo Dan” willy-nilly. As the leader of the acclaimed group Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys, Lindner reigned as the foremost ambassador — some might say godfather — of Green Mountain bluegrass. That group ended its four-decade run in 2012. But Lindner has remained active in so-called retirement. The septuagenarian still performs regularly with a number of groups, most notably the Sky Blue Boys, a duo with his brother and fellow Plowboy, Willy Lindner. Recently, Banjo Dan has intertwined his considerable musical prowess with another passion: Vermont history. The result is series of albums dubbed “Songs of Vermont.” The fourth, latest and best of these is The Sleeping Sentinel, released in late 2016.

progression from the duo’s first two projects — Smashed World in 2015 and a self-titled 2012 debut. A lot of that growth comes down to Lawton, who incorporates all kinds of spicy new polyrhythms and grooves throughout the record’s eight tracks. Paczkowski is growing as a songwriter, too. Though Soule Monde are still a ferociously funky operation, the album offers a lot of beautiful moments. “Mina,” one of the best songs here, is a long-form composition that really deserves the space to unfold. Paczkowski’s vamps and subtle layers absolutely shine. As ever, the main selling point is the telepathic connection between these two master musicians. Paczkowski continues to innovate, conjuring tones somewhere between a harmonica and a melodica on “Kota.” He summons extraterrestrial counterpoints on album opener “Immigrant.” His left hand is still one of the best bassists in the state. Lawton balances just the right mix of involved and invisible. He’s a highly

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champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Blue Rock Boys (rock, soul), 7 p.m., free.

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MONOPOLE: Goose (funk, folk), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Zak Trojano, Ryan Alvanos (acoustic), 7 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: Purim Masquerade Ball and Political Theater featuring Barika and Brass Balagan (psychedelic, West African), 7 p.m., $15. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Ted Crosby (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. FOAM BREWERS: Mardi Gras After Party with Soule Monde (funk), 5 p.m., $5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.



HATCH 31: Robin Gottfried Band (rock, soul), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Chili Festival After Party with the Horse Traders (rock covers), 5 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 10 a.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 2 p.m., free. Mango Jam Vermont (Cajun, zydeco), 7 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Lost in Paris (rock), 8 p.m., free.

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RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM), noon, free. DJ Frank Grymes (house, hip-hop), 2 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 4 p.m., free. DJVU (EDM), 6 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $5. DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. Reign One (EDM), midnight, $5. SIDEBAR: Loupo (hip-hop), noon, free. DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 4 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Mango Jam Vermont (Cajun, zydeco), 3:30 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Chris & Erica (rock, country), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Greg Fitzsimmons (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20/25.

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ABC CAFÉ & PUB: Cooie Sings with Friends (blues, jazz), 7 p.m., free. BACKSTAGE PUB: Discolicious (funk and disco covers), 9 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: DJ Moar Mead (house), 10 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring Bella’s Bartok, Swift Technique, PitchBlak Brass Band, smalltalker, People’s Blues of

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring DJ Earl and Hypnotist Talmage Harper (hits), 9 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Stolen Moments (jazz), 6 p.m., free. The Norm, Little Stranger (hip-hop, rock), 8 p.m., $5-10. Japhy Ryder (jazz), 11 p.m., $5-10.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Tintype Portrait Studio with Jeff Howlett (old-fashioned portraits), 2 p.m., $50. Tyler Daniel Bean (indie), 6 p.m., free. Adrian Aardvark (indie), 6:45 p.m., free. Eric Sommer (alt-folk), 8 p.m., $5-10. Heloise & the Savoir Faire (electro-pop), 10 p.m., $5-10. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

HALYARD BREWING CO.: Locals & Company (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Sass: A Monthly Queer Social and Dance Party with DJ Llu and DJ Chia (dance party), 9 p.m., $5/10.

MONKEY HOUSE: Swillbillie, Crazyhearse, Dirty Blondes (rockabilly), 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Graziano, Scofield & Slim (roots, rockabilly), 7 p.m., free.

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OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Singing Angel (rock), 10 p.m., free.

Do It Yourself It’s a damn shame that more women aren’t in music

production and engineering roles. Recording artist Dani Mari approached ANGEL’s


Julie Kathryn with that problem in mind as the former set out to record a

new album. Along with singer-songwriter Claire London, the three founded Female Frequency, a collective that empowers women and girls to take complete and total control of their recording projects. I Am Snow Angel’s music is full of dark, metallic tones and warm, organic sounds. It is likely to please fans of Grimes, Still Corners and Julee Cruise. I Am Snow Angel perform on Friday, March 10, at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Nerbak Brothers (blues), 5 p.m., free. The ricksters (rock), 9 p.m., free.

ESPRESSO BUENO: Jazzyaoke (live jazz karaoke), 7:30 p.m., $5.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Southtown Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m., free.

WHAMMY BAR: Parakeets (doowop, psych-rock), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Small Axe (reggae), 9 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Ron Sweet (Americana), 6 p.m., donation.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Seth Yacovone Band (rock, blues), 9:30 p.m., $5. MOOGS PLACE: Granite Junction (Americana), 9 p.m., free.

RUSTY NAIL: Retro Stowe ’80s Weekend featuring the Awesome (covers), 8 p.m., $10.

mad river valley/ waterbury GREEN MOUNTAIN LOUNGE AT MOUNT ELLEN: The Usual Suspects (rock), 3 p.m., free.

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Derek Burkins with the Milo White Band (bluegrass, folk), 8 p.m., free.



FOAM BREWERS: Zack DuPont (folk), noon, free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Reagh Greenleaf (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Maple Street Six (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Andrew Stearns (Americana), 4 p.m., free. The Ho fman Sisters (indie rock), 9:30 p.m., free. Cosmonaut Radio (psychedelic, funk), 10:30 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Rough Francis, Swale, DJ Disco Phantom (punk, rock), 4 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation.

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Richmond, the New Review, Doctor Rick, the Tenderbellies (vaudevillian folk-punk), noon, free/$7.

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VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Slinky Says Relax (improv), 8 p.m., free.


RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: The Brayzen Heads (traditional), 7:30 p.m., free.

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

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Haywayre, the Opiuo Band (progressive electronic), 8 p.m., $17/20.

RADIO BEAN: Orange Julians (electro-pop), 7 p.m., free. Sally & George (Americana, rock), 9 p.m., free. The L (rock), 10:30 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (hits), 8 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: The Norm, Little Stranger (hip-hop, rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

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

barre/montpelier SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 7 p.m., donation.


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

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

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Joey Pizza Slice Film Night ‘panned & scanned’, 11 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: The 2017 StrangeCreek Battle of the Bands featuring Kudu Stooge, Revibe, S O B Mobile (funk, rock), 8 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Art Herttua and Ray Carroll (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Granite to Glass (indie folk), 8 p.m., free. The Red Newt (country, blues), 10:30 p.m., free. SEVENDAYSVT.COM

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

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SIDEBAR: Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 7 p.m., free.

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SIDEBAR: Chris Gregory (folk), 7:30 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Hannah Fair (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free.

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

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Girl Crush Comedy (standup), 9 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Open Mic with Eric George, 7 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Alison Turner (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Troy Millette & Dylan Gombas (acoustic rock), 7:30 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5.18+. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: The Brayzen Heads (traditional), 7:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Old Man Kelly (roots), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Eric George & Friends, 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Karaoke with D Jay Baron, 7 p.m., free. DJ Aras (dance), 8 p.m., free. Pop Rap Dance Party, 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Seth Yacovone (blues), 7 p.m., free. Ron Stoppable (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Galactic, Con Brio (funk, rock), 8 p.m., $22/25. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.


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

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Godfather Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

SWEET MELISSA’S: Open Mic, 7 p.m., donation.

chittenden county STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free.

Paradise Awaits San Francisco-based soul and funk outfit

front man Ziek McCarter’s departed father, who was shot and killed by East Texas police. Soon after, McCarter’s father appeared to him in a dream, inviting his son to join him in paradise. Politics and funky rhythms collide on songs such as “Free & Brave,” an anthemic response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The band is sure to get your blood and fists pumping. Con Brio play on Tuesday, March 14, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. GALACTIC headline the show.


MOOGS PLACE: Cal Stanton (solo acoustic), 7:30 p.m., free.

middlebury area CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Aliendog (rock), 8 p.m., free.

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

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Jazz & Fondue, 7 p.m., free.

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ARTSRIOT: The Carpenters Tribute Concert, 7:30 p.m., $10/12. CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. THE DAILY PLANET: Seth Yacovone (blues), 8 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.




SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. John Lackard Blues Jam, 7:30 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


CORK WINE BAR & MARKET OF STOWE: George Walker Petit (jazz), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Lesley Grant (Americana), 8 p.m., free.

ETHAN ALLEN PUB/PHO NGUYEN: Happy Folk (Americana), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Tom Pearo with Dave DeCristo and Shay Gestal (acoustic, ambient jazz), 9 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free.

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“American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity,” Middlebury College Museum of Art B Y RA CHEL ELI ZA BET H JONES




n the Instagram profile of Estefania Puerta, a “A Harlem Couple Wearing Raccoon Coats Standing Next to a visual artist with strong Cadillac on West 127th Street,” photograph by James Van Der Zee ties to Vermont, she asks, “How am I not my selfie?” It’s a funny and layered question, and it speaks to the complicated process of defining oneself and others through portraiture — particularly in the hyper-fast pace of the digital era. For Middlebury College Museum of Art director Richard Saunders, though, the selfie phenomenon is but the latest chapter within a monumental tradition. Years in the making and now on view, “American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity” traces the myriad forms and uses of portraiture specifically in the United States. It “Wedding of Caroline Pedregon and Jesus Jose Urquidi,” photograph by Alfonso Casasola incorporates more than 90 objects, from stately oil paintings of wealthy European colonists to a Fathead decal of LeBron James — and nearly everything in between. What quickly becomes clear is that this most intimate type of image contains enough insight into the workings of history and power to induce vertigo. Luckily, Saunders has sorted his “rudimentary taxonomy of portraiture,” as he calls it in exhibition text, into broad thematic categories. The exhibition comes in pre-photography era, this practice was conjunction with Saunders’ newly a primary way to commit one’s likeness published, image-laden book of the same name. Both are divided into seven to history — though certainly not always categories: “The Rich,” “Portraits for accurately. A medium-size oil painting Everyone,” “Fame,” “Propaganda,” “Self of 19th-century stage actress Charlotte and Audience,” “Rituals, Power, and Saunders Cushman is hung next to a daguerreotype of her; in the former she Memory” and “The Gallery.” From its outset in the so-called New appears very youthful, rosy-cheeked and World, portraiture was inextricably full of life. In the photo, she is plain and linked to money, class and power. From severe. While arguably all personal porthe 1700s to the 1850s, we learn, the vast majority of successful artists were com- traiture demonstrates a certain wish to missioned to do “society paintings.” In a immortalize oneself, many of the works

“American Flag of Faces” exhibit, Ellis Island, N.Y., circa 1990 to 2011


and his wife’s home with some of the girl’s favorite things. Saunders presents public forms of commemoration under the auspices of mourning, as well. On view is a miniature study for Frederick Hart’s “Three Soldiers,” a traditional bronze monument commissioned to soothe the uproar over Maya Lin’s controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. In a similar but more socially significant vein is a study from the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial, celebrated for its acknowledgment of African American soldiers in the Civil War and designed by Augustus SaintGaudens in the late 1800s. William Walcutt’s 1854 painting “Pulling Down the Statue of King George III at Bowling Green, July 9, 1776” gestures toward the symbolic value of public memorials,


on view within “Rituals, Power, and Memory” address death and memorialization head-on. Among the most striking examples are seven small post-mortem photographs — a practice that was once commonplace. In Edwin Romanzo Elmer’s 1890 painting “Mourning Picture,” the artist realistically depicts his young daughter, who had died months earlier, in front of his


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f ‘THE ART OF CARTOONING’: An exhibition organized by Vermont Comic Creators, which represents more than 100 cartoonists and illustrators. Reception: Sunday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. March 11-April 15. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

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“American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity,” on view through April 30 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.


PANEL: ‘THE SHE PROJECT - PART 1’: A discussion with artists Mary Admasian and Kristen M. Watson and professors from multiple Castleton University departments. Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland, Thursda , March 9, 5:30 p.m. Info, 282-2396.

JAMES SECOR: ‘#nomophobia,’ paintings about phones, lives and memories by the Vermont artist. March 14-April 15. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.

f CAROLYN MECKLOSKY: “Women, Beasts and Dreams,” vibrant acrylic paintings by the Waterville artist and arts instructor. f TED ZILIUS: “Jazz and Sad,” mixed-media works created through a process of collage and dance by the Vermont artist. Reception: Thursda , March 9, 5-7 p.m. March 9-May 9. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. f VERMONT LANDSCAPES: An exhibition of 38 artworks by 20 artists, featuring landscapes in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylics, curated by Bryan Memorial Gallery. Reception: Thursda , March 9, 5-7 p.m. March 9-June 30. Info, 6445100. Lamoille County Courthouse in Hyde Park.

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ADVANCED DRAWING EXHIBITION: Diverse drawing techniques and approaches on view in works by students in ART300, taught by Hedya Klein. March 14-21. Info, 443-6433. Johnson Memorial Building in Middlebury.

f ‘THE COLOR OF LIGHT’: A group exhibition juried by Arthur Meyerson, displaying the work of 35 photographers from around the world. Reception: Saturday, March 11, 5-7 p.m. March 8-April 8. Info, 388-4500. PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury.

ART EVENTS ART AND AUTHOR NIGHT: Carolyn Shapiro exhibits watercolors of her ancestors, and, at 7 p.m., author Michiko Oishi reads from her two books of haiku and tanka poetry about her life experiences. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, Friday, March 10, 6 p.m. Info, 426-3581. BECAUSE CRAFT SHOW: Annual event featuring local artists and vendors, who will donate a portion of their proceeds to local nonprofits. Ross Sports Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Saturday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Info, 879-2489. DEMO: OIL PAINTING WITH MARK TOUGIAS: The Cambridge, N. .-based painter demonstrates his unique approach to oil landscape. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, Saturday, March 11, 1-3 p.m. Info, 644-5100. DOROTHY SIMPSON KRAUSE: “A Matter of Time,” an exhibition of mixed-media works and UV-cured flatbed prints that address the increasing threats to Earth’s ecosystems. Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m. 571 Projects, Stowe, March 8-April 29. Info, 881-0418. FIGURE DRAWING: Artists sharpen their skills of observation of the human form. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Wednesday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. $10-15; preregister; limited space. Info, 775-0356.



TALK: ‘DESIGN ACTIVISM: CONVERSATION FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS’: How does the opioid crisis impact day-to-day lives, and how can the creative community respond? Listen to a diverse panel share personal and professional experiences. A creative brief and challenge will be shared at the event, and work will be exhibited at a followup event on May 5. BCA Center, Burlington, Thursda , March 9, 6:30 p.m. Info, 846-2523. TALK: ‘FOCUS ON THE SHELDON’: Middlebury College professor Pieter Broucke leads this panel discussion with the artists featured in “Focus on the Sheldon”: Suki Fredericks, Paul Gamba, Kate Gridley, Kirsten Hoving and Eric Nelson. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, Wednesday, March 15, noon. Info, 388-2117. TALK: KATE SIMON: Kate Simon, whose work features prominently in “Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography,” shares a retrospective of her music photography spanning 1974 to 2007. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Info, 985-3346. TALK: ‘MAKING SENSE OF OUR SELFIE NATION’: Museum director Richard Saunders discusses whether and how modern technology and the proliferation of the selfie has changed how people choose to retain and share images of themselves. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Thursda , March 9, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-5007. TALK: ‘THE FIRST SIGNS: TRACKING EARLY COMPLEX SOCIETY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST’: David Ian Lightbody discusses circular stone temples overlooking the Fertile Crescent, their symbols and carvings of animals, and how these signs and symbols contributed to the development of the first complex societies. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m. Info, 865-7211. TALK: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOROTHEA LANG AND MARGARET BURKE WHITE: Art historian Debby Tait discusses the lives and photographs of the two photographers working in the 1930s and 1940s. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Thursda , March 9, 1-2:30 p.m. Info, 223-2518. TINTYPE PORTRAIT NIGHT: Photographer Jeff Howlett offers tintype portraits at this event hosted by Big Heavy World. Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Event: $10 after 9:30 p.m. Portraits: $50. Info, 660-9346.


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LIFE PAINTING SESSION: Join Billy Brauer to draw and paint from live models, who generally hold one pose for two hours. BYO materials; all media welcome. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, every other Thursda , 7-9 p.m. $12. Info, 839-5349.







JOELEN MULVANEY: “Piranha Bark,” an exhibition of recent paintings by the Barre artist. Reception: Friday, March 10, 4-7:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, Through March 31. Info, 479-1931


showing early American rebels tearing down the statue of the monarch, as aghast Loyalists looked on. The majority of works in the exhibition reflect America’s historical project to construct an Anglo identity, but a selection of images and objects points to the country’s diverse populations and fraught histories of colonization, slavery and racism. These include an Indian Peace Medal featuring the silhouette of second president John Quincy Adams, a 1924 panoramic class-portrait-style photo of Klanswomen near Dayton, Ohio, and James Van Der Zee’s iconic 1932 photograph of a wealthy Depression-era African American couple, “A Harlem Couple Wearing Raccoon Coats Standing Next to a Cadillac on West 127th Street.” Not surprisingly, works by modern and contemporary artists most radically challenge traditional notions of the portrait as likeness. Marcel Duchamp’s “Boîte-en-valise” [Box in a suitcase] is a portable cardboard box containing some 80 miniature reproductions of the artist’s works. “Genetic Self-Portrait: Hair” by Gary Schneider is an enlarged image of the artist’s hair follicle, which exhibition text suggests takes the portrait form to its “logical extent.” Bangladeshi American artist Hasan Elahi perhaps comes closest to the themes of digital intimacy, immediacy and surveillance embodied by the selfie. For “Tracking Transience,” Elahi used (and continues to use) media technology to continuously track and broadcast his own location — as a form of protection and what Cabinet magazine called an

“ongoing alibi.” Elahi conceived the work after his post-911 investigation by the FBI. As Anne Collins Goodyear writes of his work in the 2016 exhibition catalog for “This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art 1912 to Today,” at Bowdoin College Museum of Art: “What was subversive in 2003 is now common.” Though photography is not permitted in the gallery, visitors are given two opportunities to create their own portraits. The exhibition includes a contemporary (free) digital photo booth designed to look like its popular, older, analog counterpart. It’s a delightful touch and offers an interactive reminder of the visceral appeal of having one’s picture taken — and personalized souvenirs. The second interactive component is downstairs in the museum, where text suggests that former president Barack Obama’s selfie moment in 2013, at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, was a definitive moment in selfie history. Visitors are invited to snap and share their own, with the hashtag #MiddSelfie, to become a part of the exhibition. With “American Faces,” Saunders has laid a strong and expansive (overwhelmingly so, at times) groundwork for considering practices of depicting both self and personhood through the wide lens of history. This is not a breezy exhibition. If you stay there long enough, you might begin to feel the lines between the selfie and other forms of portraiture begin to dissolve. After all, haven’t we always been using the technology at hand to show ourselves, as we are and as we want to be remembered? m

INFLATABLE SCULPTURE: A one-day pop-up installation of inflatable sculptures made y students in SMC’s “Sculpture: Subject and Object” course. Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 654-2795.



f 4TH ANNUAL OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Group exhibition of images by 44 Vermont photographers. Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. Through March 31. Info, 490-6547. A t’s Alive Gallery in Burlington. ‘ART OF WINTER’: A juried group exhibition of works by 26 artists addressing themes of winter, curated by Christy Mitchell and Ric Kasini Kadour. The show is accompanied by an “exhibition-in-print” of works by 19 artists in Vermont Art Guide #3. Through April 1. Info, 578-2512. The S. .A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.

‘ART-CADE’: The Cardboard eck Instantute celebrates its 11-year anniversary with an exhibition featuring its award-winning cardboard pinball game system, the PinBox 3000, as well as playable versions customized by Vermont artists. Through March 30. Info, Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington. ‘EXPLORING HUMAN ORIGINS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?’: A traveling Smithsonian exhibition exploring milestones of human evolution through panels, interactive kiosks and displays, videos and a cave fort. Through March 17. f BELCATE SCHOOL, HOWARD CENTER ARTS COLLECTIVE & GUESTS: Works by the Vermont artists. Reception: Friday, March 10, 2 p.m. Through April 1. Info, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

‘IMBIBE: DRINKING IN CULTURE’: An exhibition using an eclectic selection of drinking vessels to investigate the complex social, physical and aesthetic experience of liquid consumption. CATHERINE JANSEN: “1008,” an exhibition of the photographer’s images of India, including digital prints and projections, as well as ambient sound from field recordings. Through May 21. Info 656-8582. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington. ENDANGERED ALPHABETS PROJECT: Hand-carved artwork by artist, writer and professor Tim Brookes, who aims to draw attention to the importance of preserving regional and minority cultures worldwide by using their writing systems. Through March 10. MICHAEL METZ: A retrospective of 50 years of taking photographs. Through March 25.

CALL TO ARTISTS ‘ART WORKS!’: Seeking submissions of art that invites viewers to engage and interact with the work, including manual interactive devices, electronic installations and kinetic sculpture. To submit and for details, visit Deadline: April 28. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069.

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‘100 DAYS OF SPACE FOR CREATIVITY’: Inspired to act by the potential call to defund the arts on a federal level, Backspace Gallery offers a free and open space for artists to work while processing reactions to the current political climate. Thursday through Saturda , noon to 5 p.m., artists are invited to meet with gallery director Christy Mitchell to pitch ideas on using the venue for displaying, creating, speaking or performing work. Email ideas to spacegalleryvt@ or show up during open gallery hours for more information. The Backspace Ga lery, Burlington, Through April 29. Info, spacega ART HOP LOGO CONTEST: Seeking submissions of visual art for the 25th annual Art Hop. The selected logo will be printed on special edition T-shirts, the 2017 Magic Hat Brewing Co. Art Hop pint glass and all other promotional material. To enter, submit image via Instagram by tagging @southendarthop and including #2017arthoplogocontest. Or email submissions to info@ Deadline: March 8. SEABA Center, Burlington. Info, 859-9222. ‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: Seeking artists and contributors for the museum’s upcoming 2017 exhibition consisting of or relating to all aspects of bells and whistles. May include bells for cows and sheep, bellhops, alarms and timekeepers, as spiritual or musical instruments, jingle bells, etc. Contributions may be personal artifacts accompanied by individual narrative, raw ideas for displays, fully realized art objects or theoretical writings and research. To contribute, or for more info, contact Clare Dolan via Deadline: May 5. The Museum of Everyday Life, Glover. Info, ‘BIRDING BY THE NUMBERS’: What would ornithology be without math? What new facts and figures about feathered phenomena do ou most appreciate? Seeking bird-focused art in any medium that incorporates a feeling for numbers with artistic expression. New and returning artists are invited to submit up to three JPEGs of work to Put “Submission for Birding by the Numbers” in the subject line. Or, send up to three prints to the museum, ATTN: Birding by the Numbers. Include contact info and description of work (medium, artwork size, date). For further details, visit Deadline: Tuesday, March 21. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington. Info, 434-2167.

‘THE COLOR OF LIGHT’: Seeking submissions of works in oil, acrylic and watercolor by emerging and established artists (ages 18 and older) from the New England states, plus New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Works selected by jurors Claudia Fiks and Andrea Rosen will be included in a June exhibition. Works must be ready for professional display and ready to hang, and all accepted works must be for sale. Cash prizes will be awarded: $1,000 for best in show, $500 for second place and $250 for third. For details, guidelines and submission form, visit Deadline: April 3. Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury. $20 per entry, up to three entries per artist. Info, 989-7419. COMPUTERS FOR CHANGE: Seeking Burlington area artists to exhibit work. For details and to submit, email Computers for Change, Burlington, Through March 15. Info, ‘INTIMATE PORTRAITS’: Seeking portrait photography that reveals aspects of the subject that usually remain hidden, for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Joyce Tenneson. All capture methods and processes are welcome. Deadline: March 27. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. $35 for up to fi e images; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500. O.N.E. GARDEN PROJECT: The O.N.E. Garden Project seeks six artists to decorate food culture-centric little libraries in Burlington. Artists should email an example of work with a statement on what this community means to them at Selected artists will be supplied with the kiosk and $100. Deadline: March 19. Meredith LeComtpe, Burlington. Info, RUTLAND COUNTY AUDUBON WILDLIFE ART SHOW: Inviting visual artists working in any medium to submit up to three works to be included in an art show featuring nature and wildlife, May 26-June 11. Scenic landscapes will not be considered. Works need not be for sale. For details and to submit, contact birding@ Deadline: May 22. Stone Valley Arts, Poultney. Info, birding@ ‘SEEING THE FORESTS FOR THE TREES’: Seeking artworks reflecting the di ersity of woody plants, forests and the feeling of forests, including abstract works, for an April 25-May 27 exhibition. In particular, small installations, artwork that grows, and work made from roots, branches, cones and bark are of interest — traditional photography less so. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: March 20. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069.

SOLO & SMALL GROUP SHOWS 2018: Inviting proposals for upcoming exhibitions. To submit, send a brief written statement about yourself or the artist group and what you want to accomplish with a show, as well as a CD or DVD with eight to 12 images of representative work. Label carefully with name, medium, size, price and date of your work. Mail submissions to 201 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641. Deadline: June 9. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069. SOUTH END ART HOP: Registration is now open for the 25th annual South End Art Hop, to take place September 8-10. For details, visit seaba. com/art-hop. Deadline: June 16. SEABA Center, Burlington. Info, 859-9222. SPRING OPEN ARTIST SHOWCASE FESTIVAL: Inviting all Vermont theater and performance artists to submit an application for the first-e er Spring Open Artist Showcase Festival, June 1-11. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: March 17. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. Info, ‘TEN’: Seeking submissions of artworks inspired by the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two buckle my shoe…” For the full rhyme, details and to submit, visit Deadline: June 2. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069. UPCOMING JURY FOR BRANDON ARTISTS GUILD: Seeking new artist members to join fine art gallery. Artists must live in Vermont for at least six months of the year. Two- and threedimensional works will be considered, as well as fine cra t. Applications must be made online. For details and to submit, visit brandonartistsguild. org. Deadline: March 21. Brandon Artists Guild. $25 jury fee. Info, 247-4956. VART: Seeking contemporary visual art made in Vermont for a forthcoming print magazine. All work must be made in Vermont within the past seven years; all mediums welcome. To submit, send four portfolio samples, a one-paragraph artist bio and statement to armpriester@hotmail. com with Attn: Kenelle, “Vart submission,” and artist name in the subject line. Label each image with artist’s name, title of work, date, medium, dimensions, editions (if applicable) and artist’s email. Include contact info in body of email. Editors will only contact artists whose works are selected. Deadline: April 15. Various locations statewide. Info, ‘VERMONT STANDS WITH’: SEABA seeks artworks that engage with issues of social justice, advocacy and community-building for an upcoming April exhibition. Works must be wall-ready or come with pedestals. To submit, email sarah@ with an image and explanation of the work. Deadline: March 13. Art’s Alive Gallery, Burlington, Through April 13. Info, 859-9222

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f ERIC EICKMANN: “Wet,” mixed-media works from the past 10 years of the artist’s career, which address themes regarding the vulnerability of the sense of self in relation to the exterior. Closing Reception: Friday, March 10, 7-10 p.m. Through March 10. Info, 865-6223. Cavendish Gallery in Burlington. ‘FIBER EXPRESSIONS’: Textile and fiber a tworks by 14 area artists. Through March 31. Info, 656-4200. Living/Learning Center, University of Vermont in Burlington. ‘IN THE DETAILS’: A group exhibition of works by 17 Vermont artists: David Ambrose, Emily Barletta, Mel Bernstine, Halsey Chait, Cathy Cone, Jonathan Cowan, Denise Driscoll, Lori Ellison, Patricia Fabricant, Jeanne Heifetz, Karen Henderson, Taney Roniger, Jessica Rosner, Gowri Savoor, Lynda Schlosberg, Oriane Stender and Carleen Zimbalatti. Through March 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. JACQUES BURKE: Mixed-media works by the Vermont artist. Through April 30. Info, 859-9222. The Ga lery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. JUDE DOMSKI: “The shape of wate ,” recent works by the Vermont photographer. Through April 1. Info, 917-399-7120. Brickwork Art Studios in Burlington. LYNN CUMMINGS: Paintings in a wide variety of styles by the local artist. Through March 31. Info, 651-9692. RETN & VCAM Media Factory in Burlington. LYNNE REED: “Interiors,” abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 233-6811. Indigo in Burlington. ‘MOMENSION’: A sculptural environment made primarily from glass, metal and clay by Vermont artists Bech Evans, Alissa Faber and Patrick O’Shea. Through April 25. Info, joseph@newci New City Galerie in Burlington. ‘THE PAST PRESENT’: Works by Molly Bosley and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, who use metaphorical objects to explore humanity and unpack our relationship to the past. Through April 8. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center in Burlington. PETER KATZ: Mixed-media works by the self-taught Burlington artist. Through May 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee (Pine Street) in Burlington. RIK CARLSON: “Celebrate Your Ride: The Passion & The A t,” photographs of automobiles and automobilia by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 881-3821. Noyes Auto & Tire Service in Burlington. SALLY LINDER: “White Magnetism,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by the artist’s visits to the Arctic. Through April 1. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. SANGRAM MAJUMDAR: Paintings by the Brooklynbased Visiting Ruprecht Artist. Through March 10. Info, 656-2014. Colburn Gallery in Burlington. SARAH BUNKER: “Explorations in Abstract,” mixed-media paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 18. Info, 540-8333. Sequoia Salon in Burlington. SHANE LAVALETTE: “One Sun, One Shadow,” a photographic series of the American South by the Burlington native, informed by the rich history of southern music: bluegrass, old time, gospel and blues. WYLIE SOFIA GARCIA: “With My Voice, I Am Calling You Home,” a new body of work featuring paintings and lenticular prints that embody themes of domesticity, meditation and personal place-making. Through April 8. Info, 865-7166. Burlington City Arts.

f ‘A SHOW OF HANDS’: The fifth annual exhibition of 100 wooden hands, decorated by local artists and community members including Aaron Barton, Megan J. Humphrey, Liz LeServiget, Jess Polanshek and Jon Young. The works wi l be auctioned to raise funds for HANDS, a local nonprofit pr viding food for older adults in Vermont. Closing reception and auction: Thursda , March 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Through


March 30. Info, 651–8834. Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. WARREN KIMBLE: “Bits & Pieces: Assembled Antique Elements,” an exhibition of sculptural assemblage by the Vermont artist and collector. Through March 31. Info, 863- 6458. Frog Ho low Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington.

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

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of 53 monochromatic images from 42 photographers, including fi e Vermonters. Reception: Sunday, March 12, 3-5 p.m. Through March 26. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. ‘FLUORESCENT LIGHT IN VACANT STOREFRONT’: A site-specific light insta lation by Montpelier artist Chris Jeffrey, presented by Overnight Projects. Through March 15. Info, abbey@ vernightprojects. com. 11 East Allen St. in Winooski. GABRIELLE T. REGISTRE: “Down to Earth,” a travel-inspired exhibition of new paintings based on photos taken from an airplane. Curated by Burlington City Arts. Through April 6. Info, 865-7296. Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. ‘THE HEART SHOW’: More than 70 “artist-interpreted” hearts by local artists are on display and for sale to benefit Burlingto ’s Spectrum Youth & Family Services. Through March 26. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne.

‘KALEIDOSCOPE’: A group exhibition of works by local artists. Through March 31. Info, ealexander22 Jericho Town Hall. KATE LONGMAID: “Freedom Speak,” an exhibition of portraits with graffiti-like phrases and slogans that merge the artist’s interest in capturing individual identities and political realities through image and voice. Through May 31. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.


ELLIOT BURG: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn,” black-andwhite images by the Middlesex photographer. Through April 20. Info, 272-4920. Ke logg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.


RULES’: A group exhibition of 25 works by 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and sculpture. Artists include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, ysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young. Through April 28. f TWINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Photography, drawings and paintings by Vermont students. Reception: Thursda , March 9, 5-7 p.m. Through March 17. Info, 262-6035. .W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. ‘FREAKS, RADICALS & HIPPIES: COUNTERCULTURE IN 1970S VERMONT’: An exhibition that explores the influx of people and countercultural ideas to the state, from communes to organic agriculture, progressive politics to health care reform, alternative energy to women’s and gay rights. Through December 31. Info, 479-8500. Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre.

KATHY STARK: “... and the journey continues...,” abstract collages from fi e distinct series spanning the artist’s career from the 1980s to the present. Through March 30. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Ga lery in Montpelier. LARK UPSON: “Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action,” an exhibition of paintings featuring posed models and endangered species. Through March 31. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. LINDA MIRABILE: “Avian Inspired,” paintings of birds and bird life. Through March 31. Info, Info, 371-4100. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. PRIA CAMBIO: “And Somewhere Else Theres a Beach,” beachscape paintings and drawings by the Vermont artist. Through April 8. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli in Barre. ‘SHOW 15’: Latest works by the collective gallery’s contemporary Vermont artists. Through March 11. Info, 272-0908. The Front in Montpelie . STEPHEN M. SCHAUB: “From Far Away,” works by the Pawlet artist that share narrative fragments through unique material combinations and customized photographic processes. Through March 31. Info, 828-5657. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.


JOSEPH SALERNO: “Woods Edge,” small oil paintings created on-site at a stretch of woods near the artist’s home. Through March 19. Info, 635-2727. Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. LEGACY COLLECTION: An exhibition featuring 23 living and 12 deceased artists whose works continue the legacy of Alden and Mary Bryan, founder and namesake of the gallery. Through April 2. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. NATALIE JEREMIJENKO: The a tist, engineer and inventor exhibits a mixture of recent and past works that focus on activating the space through environmentally conscious projects, in conjunction with her Spruce Peak artist residency. Through April 8. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. ‘ON PHOTOGRAPHY: IMPRESSION’: Images from Maine photographer Cig Harvey’s “Gardening at Night” series and California photographer Brittany Powell’s “The Debt Project.” Through March 17. Info 635-1247. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College.

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f ‘THE BOOK AS ART’: Nine women artists explore the possibilities of the book as art. Cocurated by visual artist Marilyn Gillis. Reception: Friday, March 10, 6-8 p.m. Through April 8. Info, 244-7801. Axels Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. MIDDLEBURY SHOWS

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‘AMERICAN FACES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF PORTRAITURE AND IDENTITY’: An exhibit that brings together 90 portraits from more than 20 collections, exploring and explaining Americans’ 300-year fascination with images of themselves. Through April 30. Info, 443-6433. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. DELSIE HOYT: “Re-imagine the Braided Rug,” an exhibition of innovative textiles by the West Fairlee artist. Through April 29. STANLEY HORACE LYNDES: “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life,” an exhibition exploring family identity through the artist’s cartoons, caricatures, carved objects and fiber a ts. Through May 12. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.

f ‘FOCUS ON THE SHELDON: FIVE-POINT PERSPECTIVE’: Photographs of objects from the Sheldon’s collection by local artists Suki Fredericks, Paul Gamba, Kate Gridley, Kirsten Hoving and Eric Nelson. Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. Through May 13. Info, 388-2117. Hen y Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. GRACE MELLOW: “Not for Show,” an exhibition of figurati e drawings by the Rutland-born, New York City-based artist. Through April 9. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

‘Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont’ February and March can be very long months in Vermont. As if to help us through, the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon mounts this exhibition of works by Vermont botanical artists Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley and Stephanie Whitney-Payne. Each of the artists combines close naturalistic observation and study with artistic skill — indeed, Angell began not as an artist but as a botanist — and all three are certified members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. “Creating botanical work is a slow art form,” says exhibition text, “where hours or even days can be spent buds open into flowers and blossoms fade, wither, and die.” Through April 1. Pictured: “Blue Flag Diptych,” hand-watercolored copper etching by Angell.


DICK KIRBY: “Metal Madness,” a solo exhibition of artist-designed steel works, including lamps, weathervanes, candleholders and coat racks. Through April 30. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. PHOEBE STONE: “Still Life With Universe,” an exhibition of recent large-format pastels and oils that address the subject of still life, the quotidian and our mysterious relationship with the universe. Through March 31. Info, 282-2396. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University. ‘PRELUDE TO SPRING: BOTANICAL ART IN VERMONT’: Works by Vermont artists Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley and Stephanie Whitney-Payne. Through April 1. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

‘REVIVAL: STONE AND STEEL’: An exhibition of sculpture by Sabrina Fadial, Paul Marr Hillard, Don Ramey and Heather Ritchie. Through March 18. Info, Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland.

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

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DOUG MASURY: “As If — Weavings From Oz,” handwoven art objects including Indonesianinspired wall hangings, African-style headdresses and hand-dyed bamboo scarves. Through March 31. Info, 603-795-4909. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction. ‘MAKING MUSIC: THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS’: An exhibition that explores the science behind making rhythms and harmonies heard. Through September 17. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.

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KELLY DOYLE: “Improbable Surfaces,” an exhibition of mixed-media works that transform existing materials. Through April 22. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. KENT SHAW: New images by the Vermont photographer. Through April 10. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.

f MARIE LAPRE’ GRABON: Selected drawings and paintings by the Vermont artist. Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. Through June 3. Info, 578-8809. 3rd Floor Gallery in 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 May 1. Info, 626-4409. The Museum o Everyday Life in Glover.

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‘UNTOUCHED BY TIME: THE ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS FROM PERICLES TO PARR’: Early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, books and more that represent enduring fascination with the Acropolis. Through April 23. Info, 443-5007. Middlebury College Museum of Art.

‘RELEASE & REACT’: Works by 16 artists from Brush Strokes Studio, East Mountain Mentoring Artists and the Vermont Abstract Connection. Through March 31. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.





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‘X-RAY VISION: FISH INSIDE OUT’: A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution featuring 40 large-scale digital prints of X-rays of several species of fish. Throug June 1. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.

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CAROLYN ENZ HACK: “Change Your Mind,” an immersive, site-specific insta lation consisting of layers of mesh, screens and reflecti e surfaces that undulate above and around the viewer. Through March 15. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. DIANNE SHULLENBERGER: “Personalities of Nature,” an exhibition of natural object collages, colored pencil drawings and fabric collages. Through April 6. Info, 985-3819. A l Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in West Brattleboro. ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’: An exhibition featuring the works of married artists Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. Through April 21. Info, 258-3992. The Great Ha l in Springfield


‘ART FROM THE SCHOOLS’: Students from more than 20 local schools exhibit their artwork. Through April 2. Info, 362-1405. Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. RENÉE BOUCHARD: “We the People,” new paintings and sculptures by the college artistin-residence. Through April 7. Info, 447-4041. Southern Vermont College Gallery in Bennington.


JASPER TOMPKINS: “Expansions,” colorful acrylic paintings by the award-winning author and illustrator. Through April 30. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery at BALE in South Royalton. JEANNE MCMAHAN AND PETER NERI: “Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont,” an exhibition of collages and pen-and-ink drawings by the Vermont artists. Through March 26. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

‘AMERICAN ARTISTS IN EUROPE: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION’: An exhibition of works by American artists who were inspired by their travels, including Frank Duveneck, Leonard Freed, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer and Elihu Vedder. Through June 11. ALLEN BLAGDEN: “Marking the Moment,” an exhibition of 62 paintings by the contemporary realist, curated by Caroline Welsh. Through April 16. LORNA BIEBER: “Forces of Nature,” eight large-scale photo murals and montages made by manipulating stock media photography to reinterpret the natural world. Through May 14. Info, 518-792 1761. The H de Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y. BAHAR BEHBAHANI: “Let the Garden Eram Flourish,” an exhibition of paintings, installation and video inspired by the Iranian artist’s contemplation of identity. Through March 12. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. ‘CHAGALL: COLOR & MUSIC’: An exhibition exploring the importance of music to the Russian-French artist, presenting 400 works including paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained-glass windows, photographs, films, costumes and puppets. Throug June 11. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, QC. HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION: Regional Vermont and New Hampshire public, private and vocational schools celebrate the creative achievements of their students. Through March 10. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. m

Kate Longmaid “Freedom Speak” at the Shelburne Vineyard presents new portraits by the seasoned local painter. Usually

focusing on landscapes, portraits and still lifes, this body of work expands the artist’s repertoire to include text. Longmaid places famous quotes and political phrases, both from today’s headlines and from history, over her subjects’ likenesses. Among these are “Nevertheless, she persisted,” Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) catchy condemnation of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and quotes from Thomas Jefferson, Coretta Scott King, Toni Morrison and Anaïs Nin. “Through a contemporary approach to portraiture,” says Longmaid, “I explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen.” Here, intimacy is fused with a national political consciousness, presenting each subject as part of a larger whole. Through May 31. Pictured: “Nevertheless She Persisted.”

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ttention must be paid.” That line from Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman is spoken about Willy Loman, a man who laments having gone “unnoticed” by the world. It’s a work so thoroughly American in its sensibilities that the sight of it being staged in present-day Tehran is initially disorienting. And that’s exactly as Iranian writerdirector Asghar Farhadi would have it. Disorientation is his stock in trade, as he’s previously demonstrated in subtly observed domestic dramas such as A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013). The actors who play Willy and Linda Loman in the Farsi production are themselves husband and wife. Before the first act has run its course, a violent event has left their marriage in need of serious attention. Farhadi regular Shahab Hosseini plays Emad Etesami, a teacher by day and amateur thespian by night. Taraneh Alidoosti is his wife, Rana. As The Salesman opens, the filmmaker indulges in some not-terribly-subtle symbolism. Emad and Rana are forced to evacuate their apartment as bulldozing near the building’s foundation threatens it with collapse. Windows snap spontaneously. A jagged crack slices the wall above the cou-

ple’s bed. The Paranormal Activity franchise briefly crosses your mind. A friend just happens to own a building with a vacancy, and the two waste no time in moving in. The previous tenant, it turns out, was “a woman of many acquaintances” who received visitors day and night; she has left possessions in a locked room and is unreachable. It’s an unusual touch. One of the film’s most significant characters never appears on screen. The movie has a “before and after” structure. In early scenes, Emad is shown joking with his teenage students. Then the film’s pivotal event occurs: Rana buzzes someone into the apartment, assuming it’s her husband but neglecting to ask, and steps into the shower. The picture’s most effective sequence is a shot of the door that she’s unlocked opening in slow motion, almost menacingly. The works of Michael Haneke briefly cross your mind. The rest of the movie offers a study of the ways cracks and fissures in a relationship can be exacerbated by experiences as traumatic as home invasion and personal violation. To be honest, there’s not much news here. Initially, the couple is portrayed as enlightened artists contending with an oppressive social order; later, we watch as Emad grows progressively more patriarchal. He becomes hu-

TRUMP CARD By proposing a Muslim ban, could the president have helped Farhadi’s latest win an Oscar?

morless with his students and increasingly authoritative and dismissive toward Rana. Eventually, a simmering shame reaches its boiling point, leading him to seek revenge — whereupon Charles Bronson’s oeuvre briefly crosses your mind. What does it say about the winner of this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar that its climactic 30 minutes wrestle with essentially the same moral questions that were raised by the 2013 thriller Prisoners? That film didn’t win major awards. So why the Oscar here, in a field that included the better-reviewed Toni Erdmann (which has a Metacritic score of 93 compared with The

Salesman’s 86)? As with so many baffling developments these days, all roads lead to President Donald Trump. Farhadi made headlines in January when he announced he’d boycott the Oscars in protest of the president’s Muslim ban. It’s safe to say the Academy’s membership is overwhelmingly left-leaning. Is it far-fetched to speculate that many members gave Farhadi their vote as a gesture of anti-Trump solidarity? The Salesman is a serviceable work, but take away the brouhaha. and I seriously doubt anywhere near as much attention would be paid. RI C K KI S O N AK





Logan ★★★★


uperheroes no longer just rule pop culture. They are pop culture, as deeply woven in its fabric as fairy tales, and just as open to reimagining (provided their corporate owners oblige). Witness the recent rise of the stealth superhero story. Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” is a noir-ish detective thriller; FX’s “Legion” is a Stanley Kubrick-influenced head trip. Both are based on Marvel characters. And James Mangold’s Logan is an austere western that bears far more resemblance to the director’s 3:10 to Yuma (2007) than it does to his superhero flick The Wolverine (2013). The fact that Logan is technically a sequel to the latter film — and to its junky predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine — is proof that the superhero genre now contains multitudes. The third time around, the X-Men franchise has finally given its most popular character a story that even viewers with zero interest in his saga can enjoy on its own terms. Those viewers don’t really need to know that Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is a near-invulnerable Canadian mutant who has been busily brooding since the 1840s, taking breaks to slash bad guys with his adamantium claws. Here he slips effortlessly into the archetypal role of an aging gunslinger with no fucks left to give. In 2029, Logan toils in El Paso as a limo driver, sharing a homestead just over the

MUTANT MENTORSHIP Mangold puts a superhero flick and a bloody western in one package.

border with his former mentor, Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). Once upon a time, the two men shared a mission, but now their kind appears to be going extinct. Dementia has turned the telepath’s abilities into a dangerous liability, while Logan’s body is slowly poisoning itself. This is no country for superpowered old men. But then — as in every story like this — an innocent comes to request the gunslinger’s protection. “Innocent” should be taken

loosely: Laura (Dafne Keen) is a saucer-eyed kid with a spooky, feral aura and a knack for intense mayhem. Still, Logan reluctantly accepts the hero role, one last time. Mangold isn’t subtle about the film’s influences: At one point, Laura watches Shane. But Logan earns those references by emulating the measured pacing and strong storytelling of the pre-blockbuster era. Fans who come to see Wolverine in brutal, bloody, Rrated combat will get their fill. But Mangold

alternates those battles with quieter scenes that establish even supporting characters as people whose deaths matter. Logan isn’t an original vision so much as a novelty: a superhero flick that plays like a jaundiced, self-aware western from the early ’70s. That self-awareness extends across genres and mediums: Laura dreams of a refuge for mutants she’s seen only in the pages of comic books. The mashup works largely because of the iconic imagery and the actors’ commitment. Jackman’s brooding feels more authentic now that he isn’t speaking the terrible dialogue of Origins. Stewart’s sly wit, always welcome in this franchise, makes his character’s decline painful to witness. Keen is not cute. We accept Laura as a mortal threat in a small body controlled by a naïve, traumatized mind — and slowly, like Logan, we begin to see her as the potential torchbearer of a new resistance. Critics of comic-book cinema like to call it kiddie fare — a questionable assertion, seemingly predicated on the belief that adults don’t use fantasy and myth to cope with reality. But the prominence of themes of aging, decline and regret in Logan makes that objection seem downright irrelevant. Whether you take their source material seriously or not, comic-book movies are whatever their creators want them to be. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS KONG: SKULL ISLAND: The folks who brought us the 2014 Godzilla take a shot at the story of the great ape, this one set in 1971, in which a crew of armed explorers lands on the titular island in search of monsters. Might a certain King give them more monster than they bargained for? Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson star. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summe ) directed. (120 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Stowe, Welden) A UNITED KINGDOM: An African prince’s marriage to a white Englishwoman makes dangerous political waves in the 1940s in this fact-based drama directed by Amma Asante (Belle). David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star. (111 min, PG-13. Roxy)

NOW PLAYING BEFORE I FALLHHH A high school mean girl (Zoey Deutch) finds herself reliving the day of her death over and over and solving the mystery of how to live it better in this adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s YA novel. Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks) directed. (99 min, PG-13) COLLIDEHH A young man (Nicholas Hoult) gets mixed up with European gangsters and finds himself driving for his life on the Autobahn in this action flick from music-video director Eran Creev . With Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley. (99 min, PG-13) A DOG’S PURPOSEHH In this adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s feel-good bestseller, a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) discovers his ultimate raison d’être via reincarnation. Lasse Hallström (The Hundred Foot Journey) directed. (120 min, PG) FIFTY SHADES DARKERH1/2 Supposedly sexy sadist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is back in the sequel to the hit erotic drama; now his beloved Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) must tangle with his creepy exes. James Foley (Perfect Stranger) directed. (115 min, R)

GET OUTHHHH Writer-director Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”) swerves from comedy to socially conscious horror with this thriller about a young African American (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something very wrong at the home of his white girlfriend’s folks. With Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield and Bradley Whitford. (103 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 3/1)

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIEHH A breakout star of The LEGO M vie gets his own animated showcase. With the voices of Will Arnett (as the Caped Crusader), Jenny Slate, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes. Chris McKay directed. (104 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 2/15) LIONHHHHH Twenty-fi e years after being lost on the Calcutta streets, a young man (Dev Patel) tries to find the family he le t behind. With Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. Garth Davis directed. (118 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 12/21) LOGANHHHH Hugh Jackman returns as the impregnable X-Man in a new take on the comicbook mythos, set in the near future and featuring Patrick Stewart as a decrepit Professor X. James Mangold (The olverine) cowrote and directed. (137 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 3/8) MANCHESTER BY THE SEAHHHHH Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan brings us this acclaimed drama about a troubled man (Casey Affleck) who takes custody of his teen nephew after his brother dies. With Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. (137 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 12/14) MOANAHHHH A young girl (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) who longs to escape her small island enlists the aid of the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in the latest Disney family animation. Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid) directed. (113 min, PG)

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THE RED TURTLEHHHHH Animator-director Michael Dudok de Wit teamed up with Japan’s Studio Ghibli for this Oscar-nominated wordless film about a castaway su viving on a desert island — with a touch of the surreal. (80 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 3/1) ROCK DOGHH1/2 In this family animation, Luke Wilson voices a Tibetan mastiff inspired by a radio to seek musical stardom. With the voices of Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons and Lewis Black. Ash Brannon (Surf’s Up) directed. (80 min, PG)



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LA LA LANDHHHH1/2 Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as lovers aiming for the big time in this jazzy tribute to old-time Hollywood musicals from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash). (128 min, PG-13)



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


THE GREAT WALLHH This historical fantasy action spectacle posits that the Great Wall of China was built to keep supernatural evils out — and mercenary Matt Damon has to make sure they stay there. Yimou Zhang (House of Flying Daggers) directed. (103 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 2/22)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGROHHHHH In this film essay, director Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript about the deaths of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to reflect on race in contemporary America. (95 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 2/1)


FIST FIGHTHH Two feuding schoolteachers decide to follow the example of their students and “take it outside” in this comedy from frequent “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” director Richie Keen. Ice Cube, Charlie Day and Tracy Morgan star. (91 min, R)

HIDDEN FIGURESHHH1/2 The fact-based sto y of three math-minded African American women who helped get NASA’s space program off the ground features strong performances from Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Theodore Melfi directed. (127 min, PG; reviewed y M.H. 1/11)




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THE SALESMAN: In this winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, an Iranian couple struggles to preserve their relationship after a bizarre assault on the wife in their new home. Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini star. Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) directed. (125 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 3/8) THE SHACKH1/2 In this adaptation of the Christian bestseller, co-scripted by Vermonter John Fusco, a father suffering from severe depression (Sam Worthington) receives a summons to meet God in a shack. With Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw. Stuart Hazeldine directed. (132 min, PG-13) SINGHHH Illumination Entertainment offers a family-friendly variation on the “Let’s put on a show!” plot in which the characters are animated critters and the show is a singing competition. (108 min, PG)

TABLE 19HH Anna Kendrick plays a dumped maid of honor who finds herself demoted to a position at the infamous singletons’ table at the wedding in this comedy directed by Jeffrey Blitz (Rocket Science). With Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson. (87 min, PG-13)

NOW ON VIDEO INCARNATEH1/2 Aaron Eckhart plays a hunky scientist who ventures into the brain of a demonpossessed kid in this horror flick from director Brad Peyton (San Andreas). With Carice van Houten and Catalina Sandino Moreno. (91 min, PG-13) JACKIEHHHH Pablo Larraín (Neruda) directed this unusual, impressionistic portrait of Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) in the months following her husband’s assassination. (100 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 1/18)

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If you normally wear adornments and accessories and fine disguises, I invite you not to do so for the next two weeks. Instead, try out an unembellished, what-you-see-is-what-you-get approach to your appearance. If, on the other hand, you don’t normally wear adornments and accessories and fine disguises, I encourage you to embrace such possibilities in a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Now you may inquire: How can these contradictory suggestions both apply to the Pisces tribe? The answer: Theres a more sweeping mandate behind it all, namely: to tinker and experiment with the ways you present yourself … to play around with strategies for translating your inner depths into outer expression.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Nothing is ever

as simple as it may seem. The bad times always harbor opportunities. The good times inevitably have a caveat. According to my astrological analysis, you’ll prove the latter truth in the coming weeks. On one hand, you will be closer than you’ve been in many moons to your ultimate sources of meaning and motivation. On the other hand, you sure as hell had better take advantage of this good fortune. You can’t afford to be shy about claiming the rewards and accepting the responsibilities that come with the opportunities.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Seek intimacy with experiences that are dewy and slippery and succulent. Make sure you get more than your fair share of swirling feelings and flowin sensations, cascading streams and misty rain, arousing drinks and sumptuous sauces, warm baths and purifying saunas, skin moisturizers and lustrous massages, the milk of human kindness and the buttery release of deep sex — and maybe even a sensational do-it-yourself baptism that frees you from at least some of your regrets. Don’t stay thirsty, my undulating friend. Quench your need to be very, very wet. Gush and spill. Be gushed and spilled on. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you like to live to the age of 99? If so, experiences and realizations that arrive in the coming weeks could be important in that project. A window to longevity will open, giving you a chance to gather clues about actions you can take and

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re ripe. You’re delectable. Your intelligence is especially sexy. I think it’s time to unveil the premium version of your urge to merge. To prepare, let’s review a few fli tation strategies. The eyebrow flash is a good place to start. A subtle, flicking lick of your lips is a fine follow-up. Try tilting your neck to the side ever so coyly. If there are signs of reciprocation from the other party, smooth your hair or pat your clothes. Fondle nearby objects like a wine glass or your keys. And this is very important: Listen raptly to the person you’re wooing. PS: If you already have a steady partner, use these techniques as part of a crafty plan to draw him or her into deeper levels of affection. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Let’s talk about a compassionate version of robbery. The thieves who practice this art don’t steal valuable things you love. Rather, they pilfer stuff you don’t actually need but are reluctant to let go of. For example, the spirit of a beloved ancestor may sweep into your nightmare and carry off a delicious poison that has been damaging you in ways you’ve become comfortable with. A bandit angel might sneak into your imagination and burglarize the debilitating beliefs and psychological crutches you cling to as if they were bars of gold. Are you interested in benefiting from this service? Ask and you shall receive. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Evolved Scorpios don’t fantasize about bad things happening to their competitors and adversaries. The don’t seethe with smoldering desires to torment anyone who fails to give them what they want. They may, however, experience urges to achieve TOTAL CUNNNG DAZZLING MERCILESS VICTORY over those who won’t acknowledge them as golden gods or golden goddesses. But even then, they don’t indulge in the deeply counterproductive emotion of hatred. Instead,

they sublimate their ferocity into a drive to keep honing their talents. After all, that game plan is the best way to accomplish something even better than mere revenge: success in fulfi ling their dreams. Please keep these thoughts close to your heart in the coming weeks.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world,” wrote Martin Luther (1483-1546), a revolutionary who helped break the stranglehold of the Catholic Church on the European imagination. I bring this up, Sagittarius, because you’re entering a phase when you need the kind of uprising that’s best incited by music. So I invite you to gather the tunes that have inspired you over the years, and also go hunting for a fresh batch. Then listen intently, curiously and creatively as you feed your intention to initiate constructive mutation. It’s time to overthrow anything about your status quo that is jaded, lazy, sterile or apathetic.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Either you learn to live with paradox and ambiguity or you’ll be six years old for the rest of your life,” says author Anne Lamott. How are you doing with that lesson, Capricorn? Still learning? If you would like to get even more advanced teachings about paradox and ambiguity — as well as conundrums, incongruity and anomalies — there will be plenty of chances in the coming weeks. Be glad! Remember the words of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr: “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Lichen is a

hardy form of life that by some estimates covers six percent of the Earth’s surface. It thrives in arctic tundra and rainforests, on tree bark and rock surfaces, on walls and toxic slag heaps, from sea level to alpine environments. The secret of its success is symbiosis. Fungi and algae band together (or sometimes fungi and bacteria) to create a blended entity; two very dissimilar organisms forge an intricate relationship that comprises a third organism. I propose that you regard lichen as your spirit ally in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You’re primed for some sterling symbioses.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): As soon as you can, sneak away to a private place where you can be alone — preferably to a comfy sanctuary where you can indulge in eccentric behavior without being seen or heard or judged. When you get there, launch into an extended session of moaning and complaining. I mean, do it out loudly. Wail and whine and whisper about everything that’s making you sad and puzzled and crazy. For best results, leap into the air and wave your arms. Whirl around in erratic figure eights while drooling and messing up your hair. Breathe extra deeply. And all the while, let your pungent emotions and poi-

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I’ve always belonged to what isn’t where I am and to what I could never be,” wrote Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). That was his prerogative, of course. Or maybe it was a fervent desire of his, and it came true. I bring his perspective to your attention, Taurus, because I believe your mandate is just the opposite, at least for the next few weeks: You must belong to what is where you are. You must belong to what you will always be.

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I want to have a threesome with my wife. How can I convince her?


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Throw me a bone, man — ou’re not giving me much to go on here. Like, what’s your sweetheart into? Is she the adventurous type? Does she have a jealous streak? Have you brought it up with her yet? If so, what was her reaction? Horrified? Intrigued Say you want to invite over another woman. Say your wife agrees to this sexual experiment but only if you agree to try it out with a dude next time. Or vice versa. Are you willing to try it her way? If your answer would be no, don’t bother asking her. You can enjoy playing the fantasy repeatedly in your head, ’cause that’s where it belongs if you can’t return the favor. Chances are your partner has had some titillating fantasies of her own that she hasn’t had the nerve to share with you yet, so go ahead and ask her. You guys are married, after all — I hope you have some idea of how to approach her by now. But even strong couples can harbor secret desires. Here’s some advice: Most people who aren’t initially into the idea of a threesome are likely to feel threatened by the request. So, communication is paramount here. You must do your absolute best to express that this fantasy isn’t about her being replaced or rejected. Never make her feel that she’s not doing it for you in some way (unless that’s the case; if so, hit me up for advice on that another time). You must convince her that this proposed ménage à trois is meant to spice up your preexisting amazingness. If she is prone to jealousy, there can be no inkling of competition. Thi must be a shared experience. And, of course, it would be up to both of you to vet and invite your guest. You must also establish the terms of the arrangement together. Even if you pull this off and all goes well, I wouldn’t make it a habit. Call me old-fashioned, but the idea of monogamy gets a little watered-down when a third party mingles in the marriage every other weekend. It could become a crutch — a replacement for your own exploration as a couple. So, if you find ou’re wanting to book threesomes on the regs, I’d suggest revisiting why you two got together in the first place. Ha e fun, and good luck!



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