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NOVEMBER 02-09, 2016 VOL.22 NO.08


Voting imminent on Burlington mall


Gubernatorial hopefuls Sue Minter and Phil Scott come from different worlds —˜sorta BY TERRI HALLENBECK, PAGE 32


“I proudly support the Burlington Town Center redevelopment because this is a watershed moment for our city. We need a vibrant downtown, we need to grow our tax base and we need a greener, cleaner future for Burlington.” — Rich Price

Burlington Town Center Redevelopment: Creating a brighter future for Burlington



Vote YES on ballot items 3 and 4 on Nov 8th!


A Yes Vote on #3 Supports downtown mixed-use » LEED certified Gold building » Workforce housing throughout the project » 100% ground floor retail/restaurant » Rooftop observatory open to the public » Protection for Lake Champlain with new stormwater management

A Yes Vote on #4 Supports a neighborhood rebirth » St. Paul and Pine reclaimed for an active street grid » Eight blocks of new streetscape » 1,300 full-time, livable wage jobs » $190 million in economic activity » New life for a dying 1970’s mall.


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On Tuesday, November 8, Vermonters will turn out to cast ballots not only in federal races, but for a full slate of statewide offices, including governor and lieutenant governor. Is Vermont ready for Election Day? Staff writer Terri Hallenbeck wrote about Secretary of State Jim Condos’ preparations for the election — and his answers to questions about the security of the state’s voting system. Could hackers break into it? A cybersecurity expert and the Department of Homeland Security recently checked the

state’s election website — including its voter checklist — and found no security issues, Condos said. “I don’t want to say it can’t be hacked,” Condos said. “We have taken every step we can.” Vermont uses paper ballots, which electronic tabulators then count — and they are not connected to the internet. ° e paper ballots are retained in case of recounts. In some towns, ballots are tallied by hand. Many hands, actually. “° e counting is not done by one person,” Condos said.

It could be crowded at the polls. A record number of Vermonters — 465,483 — have registered to vote this presidential-election year. (Stragglers have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.) Roughly seven in 10 registered voters will likely cast ballots. More than 51,000 Vermonters have voted early. Polls close at 7 p.m. on November 8. Consult to find out who’s going to be Vermont’s next governor and whether it’s up or down for the Burlington Town Center redevelopment.

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1. “Too Soon: Could the Suicide of a Burlington Artist Have Been Prevented?” by Molly Walsh. Darshana Bolt left the Howard Center crisis center for a cigarette one July afternoon — but she didn’t come back. 2. “LG Candidate David Zuckerman Vexes Voters With Vax Stance” by Terri Hallenbeck. ° e Democratic/Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor has been a champion of outlier causes, but his vaccination stance might be the biggest outlier of all. 3. “Does Vermont Have Its Own Version of the Bermuda Triangle?” by Dan Bolles. An area of southwestern Vermont has gained renown as an epicenter of weirdness and tragedy. 4. “Buy Local: Wealthy Vermonters Go Big on State Elections” by Paul Heintz. Who’s pumping the big cash into state elections? 5. “Legal Pot in Massachusetts Could Spark Legislative Action in Vermont” by Mark Davis. If Massachusetts and Maine legalize pot this Election Day, what does that mean for Vermont?

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Beggars can be choosers, apparently. James Bristol, 44, was charged after he allegedly walked into a Citizens Bank branch in Burlington in June, passed the teller a note insinuating he was armed and demanded large-denomination bills. When the teller said she only had twenties, the robber tucked the note back in his pocket and took off without any cash, police said. Cops caught up to Bristol less than an hour later and found no gun — but did find the note in his pocket. Bristol pleaded not guilty to attempted bank robbery last week in federal court.


Cops busted Quinton Clayton, 20, for aggravated cruelty to animals and felony unlawful mischief in connection to the killing of Bunny, a 23-yearold mare found dead in a pasture on October 5. Police concluded that someone wielding a stolen bow and arrow had shot and killed the quarter horse. For Regan Howard, Bunny’s owner, the arrest came as sweet relief. She went to court to “get a glimpse” of Clayton at his arraignment last week, she said. “I have no comprehension of a person who has the ability and capability of doing what he appears to have done,” she told Seven Days. Howard heard from animal lovers around the country after news of the horse’s senseless killing went national. “It’s one of those things that just grabs you by the heart,” she said, “and there’s a lot of angry people out there.”


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Good old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of two teens who fired a bullet that nearly struck a woman sitting on the couch in her Bethel home, authorities said. Working backward, Vermont State Police discovered the teens were shooting a rifle around the same time — but some 3,767 feet away. ° e two, ages 19 and 17, were firing at a homemade range that had an “inadequate backstop,” police said. Shot from an elevated height, the bullet traveled nearly threequarters of a mile, zoomed through a window and came within three feet of Melissa Harwood; last week we reported that she’d just settled in to watch a scary movie. No one was injured. ° e teens face charges of reckless endangerment.

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Thank you for correcting the intentionally false and dishonest advertisement from Sue Minter’s super PAC [Off Message: “Planned Parenthood Super PAC Hits Scott Over Abortion Rights,” October 19; “Planned Parenthood Super PAC Serves as Front for Democrats,” October 27; “Scott Fights Abortion Attack, but Is He Playing Into Democrats’ Hands?” October 28]. Phil Scott is clearly on the record supporting a woman’s right to choose. Minter, on the other hand, is engaged in divisive politics and attempting to leverage her gender for political gain. Evidence is her recent Facebook post stating that she is running for governor because she is a woman and “it’s our time” to promote “more women’s issues.” I believe it’s time to disengage from divisive politics and remove divisions of demographics. Today, it is illegal for employers to hire based on gender, age, race, sexual orientation and other demographics, yet Minter is asking us to ignore these standards of equity that as a society we fought long and hard to create and to hire her exactly because of her gender. I can no longer be confident that as governor she will make demographic-neutral hiring decisions or promote policy that is in the best interest of all Vermonters. I have known Minter professionally and personally for more than 20 years, but I can’t vote for her in good conscience now that she has revealed a divisive political agenda


based on how you were born instead of trying to unite us for a common good. I am a Democrat voting for Scott this year, and I encourage my friends to do the same. Michael Crane



Republicans fell in love, not in line, when they chose their presidential nominee this election season. Although I’m an independent, I was proud to join them last year by supporting Donald Trump. Finally, I’ll be voting for someone rather than against someone else, although my down-ballot choices will be against Republicans who repudiated him. It was distressing to read Paul Heintz’s October 12 Fair Game column [“Ditching Donald”] and observe how many cowardly Republicans are running for the hills because, in their eyes, their campaigns have been tarnished by a depraved nominee. But when we discuss depravity, let’s talk about those in the media who are happy to ruin a man’s life with a vicious smear campaign, simply because it benefits their chosen candidate. Let’s talk about the bipartisan rabble with their pitchforks in hand, intent on mob rule that targets Trump. Let’s discuss the professional politicians who encourage them, since mass hysteria will destroy a vulnerable candidate like Trump while it enhances their own political careers. This manufactured


outrage from holier-than-thou hypocrites on the right as well as the left is truly the most vile, disgusting form of moral turpitude I’ve seen yet. In the midst of this collective insanity that is reminiscent of the Salem witch trials, I don’t mind standing alone. I never fall in line, but I did fall in love. Long after November 8, I’ll still be wearing the modern equivalent of a scarlet letter, my Trump campaign button. And I’ll be proud. Victoria Carter BURLINGTON


It doesn’t matter how much the Republicans spend [Fair Game: “Ditching Donald,” October 12]. I can’t bring myself to vote for any of them. Donald Trump is bad enough, but the governor of Kentucky is calling for bloodshed. Skinheads, neoNazis and the new Ku Klux Klan love the Republicans, and it doesn’t matter if Phil Scott disavows them. He chooses to be part of the group that welcomes them in and takes their donations. Sorry, but it’s the company you keep, Phil. Tammi Poulin



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I would like to congratulate Seven Days for [“Forty-Two Years a Senator,” October 12]. In my mind, though it may seem utopian, our state and our country desperately need term limits in all elected local, state and national positions — perhaps even in the Supreme Court. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants a new revolution with young people entering politics, yet how can someone new — with a freshness of mind, inspiration and goodwill — cut in and win an election? In a community such as Colchester, where I live, there are people who have held the same office for more than 36 years! How stale can a community become? Without term limits, no sooner does someone get elected do they start campaigning, fundraising and making deals so that they can get reelected. Their mind is not totally on voting with mindfulness for the highest good of all but, unfortunately, with the lobbyist and special interest groups that offer monies and favors. In my opinion, there should be no “career” politicians. Politics is a service, not a career choice. Let’s have a country in



It’s patently absurd that reporter Paul Heintz’s second major reflection on Sen. Patrick Leahy’s career in three years does INSIDE! not once mention the extremely controversial F-35 debate in Vermont [“Forty-Two Years a Senator,” October 12]. The F-35 issue has been one of the most divisive of Leahy’s campaign and has tarnished his image for thousands of Vermont residents. Heintz’s piece doesn’t ask any hard questions about Leahy’s decision to trade off the projected damage to the homes, health and safety of thousands of Vermonters for his untenable desire for the

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The City has worked hard to dramatically improve the Burlington’s finances, including two years of municipal tax decreases, stabilized pension costs, and our restored “A” credit rating. Combined with two years of comprehensive analysis, and historically low interest rates, NOW is the time to make much needed investments in our roads, sidewalks, fire engines, aging water pipes, bike path, and more.

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Let’s not miss this great opportunity to transform an aging, 1970s suburban mall into a vibrant downtown neighborhood. A YES vote on these two ballot questions will ensure that our downtown stays strong and vibrant and creates many benefits for Burlingtonians without a tax increase.

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Grand list growth that lowers your tax burden Hundreds of additional downtown jobs Hundreds of needed downtown homes

On November 8 we face a moment of decision as a City.


Conversion of fading mall into a neighborhood Restoration of lost public streets Improved character of Cherry St. & Bank St. Reduced Burlington carbon footprint Reduced pollution of Lake Champlain


YES vote

*Many people have no concerns about the height of the proposed redevelopment project. People who do have questions are often reassured when they view authentic images of it. See current, accurate illustrations at

Is there another choice? ■ Fundamentally no — voters must make an up or down vote. Many alternatives have been considered and incorporated into the project since the process began in late 2014. Now is the moment for us to make a final decision on this consensus plan two years in the making. ■ A NO vote risks stagnation and further decline of a property that pays one of the largest property tax bills in the city. ■ In contrast, a YES vote will result in more public process and project improvement. Most notably, the BTC redevelopment project has not even begun the zoning permit process, where all projects can be refined, changed and improved.


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HISTORY IN MOTION ˜ e late choreographer Alvin Ailey’s signature work, “Revelations,” is said to be the most widely seen piece of modern dance in the world. ˜ e composition, which gained international recognition in 1960, uses spirituals, song-sermons, gospel numbers and holy blues to explore African American heritage. ˜ e young dancers of Ailey II share the famed choreography from the Lyndon Institute Auditorium. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 57


Journey’s End Followers of folkster Damien Jurado got some closure this year. ˜ e singer-songwriter released Visions of Us on the Land, the final installment of his musical trilogy chronicling a character in search of universal truths. ˜ e Seattle-based sonic storyteller talks with Seven Days’ Jordan Adams ahead of his show at Burlington’s Signal Kitchen with Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith. SEE STORY ON PAGE 72


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Tunes of the Time ˜ e members of Ricochet Duo have their sights set on the future of music. Committed to promoting works by living composers, pianist Rose Chancler and percussionist Jane Boxall are champions of 21st-century rhythms and melodies. In their electroacoustic and minimalist program “Wired!” the twosome takes to piano and marimba to find common ground between classical and contemporary styles. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 60

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From poverty to housing to education to treaty rights, lawyer and activist Pamela Palmater has devoted more than 25 years to issues related to Canada’s indigenous population. ˜ e Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity author sounds off on uninvestigated killings in her talk on indigenous women, murder and the Canadian justice system at Johnson State College.




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understandable — but that doesn’t make it a good idea. For one thing, Scott has allowed the Democratic apparatus to knock him off his own message in the homestretch of the campaign — and goad him into a debate that he simply cannot win. According to the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of Vermonters think abortion should be legal in all or most cases. If those voters are thinking about abortion rights when they cast a ballot — not taxes and spending — they’re a lot less likely to back Scott than they would be otherwise.



When the Vermont Democratic Party tried to drag the debate into another news cycle Monday by staging a press conference on the subject at the Vermont Statehouse, Team Scott gave it a big assist: His campaign coordinator, BRITTNEY WILSON, showed up and staged a counterpress conference, virtually ensuring more coverage. Worse yet, Wilson wasn’t prepared to answer basic questions about Scott’s position, such as whether he would veto bills that curtail abortion rights. She also claimed that her boss “supports a woman’s right to choose in every way.” Actually, he doesn’t. He has repeatedly said that he supports mandatory parental notification and limits on late-term abortion — restrictions that would prevent some from obtaining the procedure. Asked whether Scott would renounce the recommendation he received from the Vermont Right to Life Committee, Wilson said he would not. “He sympathizes with everybody’s point of view,” she said. “You have an organization that’s pro-life. That is not dangerous or harmful in some respect to other people.” Many women would disagree. They see the anti-abortion lobby as a fundamental threat to their right to control their own bodies. Therein lies the problem. Scott may see himself as pro-choice, but many — including Minter — would disagree with his definition. “If you’re not willing to protect all women and their rights to choose,” she said in Tuesday’s interview, “you do have a questionable record on choice.”

To be sure, it is almost inconceivable that a Scott administration would preside over the curtailment of abortion rights in Vermont. For one thing, the legislature’s Democratic majority would never allow it. For another, Scott himself has pledged that he would not pursue any such restrictions as governor. “It’s not something that’s on my agenda whatsoever,” he said Monday. But Scott would not go so far as to say that he would veto legislation that would limit late-term abortions or require parental notification. “I think the likelihood of that happening is very, very slim,” he said. “But, to be honest, if it made it to my desk and it had the support of [the Democratic legislature] I could see where I could sign it.” That puts Scott right where the Democrats want him: on the defensive, splitting hairs and leaving just enough room for his opponents to sow fear in the hearts of pro-choice voters. In a race as close as this one, that might be enough to make the difference. But perhaps the more significant and lasting question is this: If Planned Parenthood will go to war on the Democratic Party’s dime with a candidate willing to meet the organization halfway, why would any Republican bother working with it? And how is that protecting a woman’s right to choose?

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in their home districts and trying to lock up votes. “I think I’ve got a good chance to become the next pro tem,” said Ayer, a retired nurse from Addison who has served 14 years in the Senate and currently chairs its Health and Welfare Committee. “I’m looking forward to being the first woman pro tem ever.” Ashe, who has worked as an affordable housing developer and currently teaches economics at the Community College of Vermont, was more tight-lipped, saying he was “not interested” in discussing the race before the November 8 election. “It’s presumptuous for me or any other member of the Senate to be making plans for anything until we get reelected,” said Ashe, who has spent eight years in the Senate and currently chairs its Finance Committee. Despite his reticence, Ashe appears to have the job all but locked up. In interviews with 18 of the 19 incumbent Senate Democrats and Progressives who are seeking reelection, nine said they plan to vote for Ashe: Sens. Baruth, Cummings, JANE KITCHEL (D-Caledonia), MARK MACDONALD (D-Orange), DICK MAZZA (D-Grand Isle), DICK SEARS (D-Bennington), MICHAEL SIROTKIN (D-Chittenden), ANTHONY POLLINA (P/D-Washington) and Ashe himself. A 10th, Sen. JOHN RODGERS (D-Essex/ Orleans), said that “unless something dramatic happens” and he decided to enter the race himself, “I’ll probably vote for Tim.” Notably, three of the Senate’s most powerful players — Kitchel, Mazza and Sears — have all lined up behind Ashe. “I’ve just been incredibly impressed with how he thinks, how he approaches issues, how he works with others,” Kitchel said. Only two incumbent Dems, Sen. JEANETTE WHITE (D-Windham) and Ayer herself, said they plan to vote for Ayer. “I think she has a really inclusive style. She’s very forthcoming and treats everybody respectfully,” White said. Support for Ayer could certainly grow. Six incumbent Democrats said they remain neutral in the race: Sens. Bray, BECCA BALINT (D-Windham), BRIAN CAMPION (D-Bennington), GINNY LYONS (D-Chittenden), DICK MCCORMACK (D-Windsor) and ALICE NITKA (D-Windsor). Sen. BOBBY STARR (D-Essex/Orleans) did not return calls seeking comment. And next week’s elections could shake up the pro tem vote count, though not many senators face serious opposition. Three nonincumbents are considered heavy favorites to win open seats: Rep. CHRIS PEARSON (P-Burlington) and Williston Selectboard member DEB INGRAM in Chittenden County and Rep. ALISON CLARKSON (D-Woodstock) in Windsor County. Pearson says he would support Ashe, while the other two say they are neutral. Two other candidates, SARAH

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urlington Mayor Miro Weinberger was on the job at Nunyuns Bakery & Cafe in the Old North End just after 8 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Wearing a suit but no tie, the mayor, who likes to meet informally with constituents over coffee, laid out the referendum questions on this year’s city ballot — including two intended to enable the massive Burlington Town Center redevelopment. He explained why each is important and then took questions from the dozen or so attendees. The informational session was one of many Weinberger has attended in advance of Election Day to promote a $250 million project he says is crucial to the city’s future. Ballot item No. 3 would change a downtown zoning ordinance, establishing a district that would allow developer Don Sinex, the mall’s owner, to build to a height of 14 stories — 160 feet. Item No. 4 would authorize $21.8 million in tax increment financing for public infrastructure around the Sinex project. (See related story, page 16.) At every turn, members of a group called the Coalition for a Livable City have dogged the mayor — and the project. Members say the height is out of scale with low-rise Burlington. At least three coalition members listened as the mayor spoke at Nunyuns. Albert Petrarca, one of Weinberger’s fiercest detractors, held up a sign with “TIF” and “MALL” circled and crossed out in red ink. When Petrarca got a chance to speak, he asked a loaded question and called the ballot items a “gift” to a millionaire developer. “Given how immoral you have been as a human being in terms of social policy, in a town that considers itself quite progressive,” Petrarca thundered, “how do you look at yourself in the mirror every day, and have you ever asked yourself, maybe you’re not a good fit for this town?” The intense questioning — and personal attack — did not seem to rattle the pragmatic Weinberger, who has faced similar scrutiny at other times during the four-plus years he’s been in office. A former developer with the Hartland Group, Weinberger has been a frequent target of critics and activists who claim his goal is to pave over a vibrant, eclectic city.

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Everyone agrees the new mall would forever change downtown Burlington. The debate is whether that would be a good or bad thing. After almost a year of public wrangling, both sides are making final pushes to convince Queen City residents to see things their way. Coalition members often shadow the mayor and his allies at various informational sessions and ask questions or comment on the project. The group has organized its own events, run ads in Seven Days and distributed thousands of leaflets urging residents to vote “no.” The coalition has made itself heard, dominating the public comment sessions during meetings and hearings. Its lobbying has already led to development plan changes such as increases in affordable housing and better environmental building standards. Whether it’s been effective at influencing voters is another question, but the two-term mayor is taking no chances. He’s in full-on campaign mode, devoting countless hours before, during and after the workday — not to mention weekends — to the cause. “A couple other times I’ve pushed hard for a variety of ballot items,” Weinberger told Seven Days. “We’ve had

a good track record of actually being able to explain them well, and the people of Burlington have supported the direction. I’m hopeful that’s going to happen here.” Weinberger has created an alliance of his own. He proudly ticks off some of its members: the Champlain Housing Trust, the Vermont Natural Resources Council and former Progressive mayor Peter Clavelle, an influential figure in Burlington who describes himself as dedicated to smart, sustainable development. Weinberger last month announced support from several environmental groups, including the Conservation Law Foundation. “A group famous for killing projects all over the state ... stood with us,” Weinberger boasted more than 10 hours after Nunyuns, at an evening meeting with Ward 5 residents. “So the leading environmentalists in the state are saying, ‘Put environmental benefits squarely on the positive side of the scale.’” City councilors were empowered to have the final say on the zoning change. But the Coalition for a Livable City planned to circulate a petition and force a special vote on it. To preempt the

petition, Weinberger asked the council to vote on letting residents decide. By an 8-3 tally, councilors agreed to support the zoning change and put it on the November 8 ballot. Progressive councilors Max Tracy and Selene Colburn and independent Sharon Bushor voted “no.” All but one — Tracy — also greenlighted the mayor’s tax increment financing strategy by agreeing it should also be on the ballot. Vermont law dictates that voters must approve any TIF spending. Opponents of the proposed project compare it to the waterfront development scheme known as the Alden Plan, which failed in 1985 after residents voted down a bond. That project would have put condos on the Burlington waterfront instead of the parks and public features there today, according to Tracy. “There may be other options out there, and we can do better,” he said. Council president Jane Knodell, a Progressive, has been one of Weinberger’s most ardent allies, as has Joan Shannon, a Democrat. Both have been enthusiastic participants in almost every informational get-together and have made their own short videos explaining why they believe residents


should support the mayor’s ballot initiatives. Weinberger has been strategic in rounding up votes. Because the project would feature 80 housing units for Champlain College students, he trekked up the hill to the University of Vermont. At an October 11 Student Government Association meeting, the mayor encouraged students to support the ballot items. His pitch resonated, SGA president Jason Maulucci told Seven Days, because fewer Champlain students looking for housing downtown could ease the costs — and free up housing stock — for UVM kids.


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“There’s precedent in Burlington where 10 votes can make a difference,� Maulucci said, referring to Bernie Sanders’ unlikely 1981 mayoral victory. “So if students can turn out in support of this, I think it could move the dial.� Weinberger is using a political action committee to fund literature, events and ads. He revived the Partnership for Burlington’s Future, a PAC he created in 2012 to help pass several ballot items that year, including a fiscal stability bond to consolidate debt stemming from the Burlington Telecom fiasco. He used it again in 2014 to secure a winning vote for tax increment financing waterfront improvements such as building the skate park and rerouting the bike path. Along with raising money, his backers have urged supporters to hold house parties to inform neighbors. They have circulated talking points to rebut project opponents and convince undecided voters that have wound up in Front Porch Forum and Facebook posts. The PAC raised more than $21,500 in a three-week span last month and spent about $12,000 on marketing materials such as brochures and advertising, according to campaign finance forms filed last Friday.

The Coalition for a Livable City, which registered with the Secretary of State’s Office in late June, has raised about $10,000, according to a campaign finance filing report from mid-October and a GoFundMe page run by the group. It’s unclear how much money the group has spent because not everyone has filed their expenditures yet, treasurer Steve Goodkind said Monday. Cash has gone to ads and printing copies of fliers, he said. “We’ll spend it all,� Goodkind told Seven Days. “No problem.� What coalition members lack in cash they make up for in gumption. Members lobby on Facebook. They’ve papered houses with leaflets urging “no� votes. They’ve handed out flyers all summer and fall at the Burlington Farmers Market and outside City Market/Onion River Co-op. A Not Happy (About the Zoning Change) Hour on October 23 at Radio Bean on North Winooski Avenue featured music and doughnuts. “We’re trying to get the hipster vote,� Genese Grill, one of the group’s most outspoken members, said with a laugh. Tracy, who spoke at the Radio Bean event, was impressed by the Coalition for a Livable City’s organization and mission. “There’s a level of discourse and involvement I haven’t seen in Burlington around an issue in some time,� he said. Last Thursday, some 70 people crowded into a second-floor conference room at the BCA Center on Church Street for a panel discussion on the Burlington Town Center project and how the city can build in a way “that works for everyone.� Panelists, including Colburn and Bruce Seifer, a former longtime assistant director at the Community & Economic Development Office, described their perspectives. Some urged residents to vote “no.� “We’re looking at the mall project as a case study,� said James Haslam, the executive director of Rights & Democracy, the group that hosted the event. “We’re not promoting a vote one way or the other. We did invite the city, but they didn’t come.� That’s likely because Weinberger was down the street at a competing informational Pop-Up Beer Hall inside the Burlington Town Center. While attendees wandered through the empty, long-abandoned Gap store, drinking free beer, cider and wine, Weinberger exalted the project and urged all to vote “yes.� The three-hour session, which included a question-and-answer forum, drew more than 100 people, including Sinex and city councilors Knodell and

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hen voters in Burlington and South Burlington go to the polls next week, they’ll see a three-letter acronym on the ballot — TIF. Tax increment financing, a mechanism to fund public infrastructure related to private projects, is a littleunderstood economic development tool under consideration in both cities this year. Supporters contend that TIFs essentially generate free money. Critics say they are welfare for developers who should foot the bill for the streets and sidewalks that enhance their projects. TIFs have been used in some of Chittenden County’s most complicated — and most successful — redevelopments, including the makeover of downtown Winooski and the Burlington waterfront. The basic premise: A municipality takes out a loan for infrastructure improvements in a designated area on the promise that new property taxes from the future development will pay back the debt. The city’s general fund misses out on most of the new revenue for a period of time, and in Vermont, which has a statewide education funding system, so does the state. The $21.8 million TIF bond request on Burlington’s ballot would pay for public amenities in the eight blocks impacted by the makeover of the Burlington Town Center —  new, wider sidewalks, public art, better lighting, granite curbs, benches and a small but complicated street construction project. Burlington Town Center owner Don Sinex is planning a $250 million mall redevelopment, which would reclaim Burlington’s “lost blocks” of Pine and St. Paul streets between Bank and Cherry. In South Burlington, officials are asking voters to approve a $5 million TIF bond to reconstruct Market Street, improve Dumont Park and build other infrastructure for the proposed city center that has long been on the drawing board in the suburban community. Property tax revenue from new offices, stores and apartments would pay back the bond. City leaders in both communities support the TIF ballot items. But some voters are skeptical, and the spotty records of TIFs around the country — as well as questions about their performance here — could make them a hard sell at the polls.

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TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) schemes capture and use most of the increased property tax revenues from new development within a defined geographic zone. Here’s how a TIF is supposed to work: 1. When a TIF district is born, authorities calculate the worth of its real estate; the base taxes continue to be paid to state and local authorities during the life of the district. 2. During this time — often 20 years — the “incremental” taxes that stem from rising assessments are used to pay off bonds that funded items included in the new development, such as street improvements. 3. After the life of a TIF, all of the taxes go to the city and state.

Winooski’s TIF experience is a cautionary tale. More than a decade ago, TIF funds paid for new streets, sidewalks and a parking garage in the Onion City. That played a role in rejuvenating its oncemoribund downtown. But it took 12 years for expected gains in property taxes to materialize. Property value actually dropped during the first two years of the TIF payback schedule as a number of buildings in the TIF zone were torn down. New ones went up, but some of the new structures were owned by nonprofits, which are exempt from regular property tax payments — something the city failed to consider in its original calculations. “The timetable that they had envisioned in the beginning wasn’t realistic,” said deputy state auditor Susan Mesner, who helped audit Winooski’s TIF. To pay off TIF debt, Winooski crafted payments-in-lieu-of-property-tax agreements with the nonprofits and used revenue from leases and the parking garage it built. Those funds might

have been used for other things, such as garage maintenance, but the debt is on track for retirement in 2024 as scheduled, according to Mayor Seth Leonard. “It did work, and we did get that private investment. The success is kind of

SUPPORTERS CONTEND THAT TIFS ESSENTIALLY GENERATE FREE MONEY. CRITICS SAY THEY ARE WELFARE FOR DEVELOPERS. speaking for itself now,” Leonard said. New condos, offices and high-end restaurants have sprung up in the old mill town now known as the “Brooklyn of Burlington.” This year, the “incremental” property taxes are expected to meet, and slightly exceed, the debt service for the first time since the TIF payback started in 2005.

Though it’s taken time for new property tax revenue to materialize, Winooski leaders point to one big number to prove the program is a success: The value of property in the TIF zone has soared to $103 million, more than quadruple what it was worth in 2005. The standard lifespan for a TIF in Vermont is 20 years, but extensions happen. Burlington’s waterfront TIF — which already includes the mall property — was approved in 1996. The state legislature has since agreed to stretch the payback schedule to 2035. Once the debt is paid off, TIF zone property reverts to normal taxation. In proposing another $21.8 million bond, Burlington doesn’t intend to copy Winooski’s bad math. The Queen City won’t borrow the money until Sinex has completed the street work and improvements to the mall have started to generate new property tax revenue to pay off the debt, according to Mayor Miro Weinberger. “We’re aware of what some of the pitfalls can be, and we’ve structured this very carefully to insulate ourselves from potential risks,” he said. California pioneered the TIF concept as a way to spur development in blighted areas in the 1950s. Since then it has been used in many states — and not just for streets and sewer lines. TIFs have funded big-box stores, high-end condos and hotels. Chicago had more than 150 TIF zones under former mayor Richard Daley, prompting the Chicago Tribune to editorialize in 2010 that he used them as slush funds in an “off-the-books bonanza.” “If it’s used correctly and it’s controlled, it’s a good tool,” said Fred Kenney, executive director of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, the division of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development that oversees most TIFs in the state. Vermont arrived relatively late to the TIF party. Among the first proposals was a $6 million TIF bond to redevelop the Burlington waterfront in 1985. The socalled Alden Plan included a hotel, parking garage and several hundred condos in what is now Waterfront Park. Opponents called it a giveaway to developers. The city school board worried that the TIF would siphon off school taxes. Voters rejected the bond. But 11 years later, in 1996, Burlington


rules weren’t followed and that money was owed back to the state as a result,” Mesner said. While Vermont’s earliest TIFs received little state oversight, all of that changed in the late 1990s after the adoption of a state school funding system.

voters approved a large TIF bond for the same area, which was used to reconstruct Lake Street and for other improvements. Newport followed with a TIF district the next year, and Milton and Winooski got in on the action after that. Today Vermont also has TIF districts in Hartford, St. Albans, Barre and South Burlington. Colchester won permission for a TIF, too, but never used it. It has since expired. There won’t be any more than the current nine — Burlington and Milton each have two TIF districts, and Newport’s TIF has run its course and been retired — unless the legislature warms up to the idea of expanding the program. Concern about improper management of TIFs and loss of state education revenues prompted lawmakers to put a moratorium on new ones in 2013. State audits of TIFs in Burlington, Newport, Milton and Winooski found that they all owed money to the state education fund, but in some cases it was clear that a maze of rules contributed to the problems, according to Mesner, the deputy auditor. “There were a number of instances where the law wasn’t followed, the

will be paid for by “new, incremental future taxes generated by the redeveloped Burlington Town Center — not by you,” read fliers published by Partnership for Burlington’s Future, which is helping Weinberger stump for the mall ballot items. Opponents see the TIF bond as a tax break for a wealthy developer. The citizen group Coalition for a Livable City says that Sinex should pay for the streets himself. Supporters have a different view. Jane Knodell, president of the Burlington City Council and a Stanford-trained economics professor at the University of Vermont, acknowledged that TIFs have a mixed record. But she strongly supports the Burlington TIF. “I think there’s good stories and bad stories, and I think this is a good story,” Knodell told Seven Days. Sinex has compromised and shown himself to be a good partner with the city, Knodell said. She’s convinced the TIF will jump-start downtown revitalization. “This is a powerful instrument to support the financing of public infrastructure so the taxpayers aren’t

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The state gradually increased scrutiny and control to make sure TIFs didn’t take too much money headed for the state education fund. Newer TIF districts can generally retain no more than 75 percent of the school taxes they collect. Confused yet? That’s why state law subjects TIFs to the ultimate test: Local residents have to vote on them. It’s up to the municipalities to manage their TIFs and make sure they meet revenue projections, said Kenney. If not, he tells municipal officials, “Your local voters are responsible for any debt you incur.” South Burlington and Burlington city leaders have assured taxpayers that they won’t pay off TIF debt by raising property taxes. The mall infrastructure

left holding the bag,” said former Burlington mayor Peter Clavelle, who is supporting Weinberger and the TIF bond. “I almost chuckle when people say this is a giveaway for the developer. No,” he insisted. “Much of the stuff that people enjoy in Burlington today has been financed by TIF,” Clavelle continued. He was mayor when the first one passed in 1996. It has since been extended and expanded, recently helping to finance the new skate park and bike path improvements. The sales push from Sinex and Weinberger is misleading, according to Burlington resident and Coalition for a Livable City member Michael Long, who opposes both. They make the TIF bond sound almost free, like “we’ve got no skin in the game, really,” said Long, a retired teacher and former Burlington Development Review Board member. “But in reality those are tax dollars that are going to be diverted for decades to pay off the debt.” He added: “In my view, it’s a subsidy for private development — public money for private profit.” m Contact:




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cott Milne walked through a predawn drizzle and entered the grimy garage of Markowski Excavating on one of the final days of his long-shot campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (DVt.). At 6 a.m. in the Rutland County community of Florence, half the Markowski crew was already out on a job in Cavendish, an hour’s drive away. The remaining 20 or so employees, wearing dirt-stained jeans, scuffed work boots and green hoodies, initially seemed less interested in Milne than in their gasstation cups of coffee. The Republican office seeker had risen at 4 a.m. to discover it had snowed several inches, and the power was out at his Pomfret home. But he didn’t want to lose out on Dave Markowski’s offer to pitch his company’s employees in lieu of their weekly staff safety meeting. Milne, 57, told the workers almost apologetically that he would need 10 minutes of their time. He spoke softly for about five — dissing Leahy as a

“career politician supported by special interests,” vowing to press for term limits and stressing his moderate outlook. Then he took questions about term limits and campaign finance — two of his favorite topics — and the presidential race, which he usually avoids discussing. By the time he left, nearly everyone had grabbed one of his campaign fliers. Markowski and a few other guys took him out to breakfast at a nearby diner. A nasty presidential contest and a close Vermont governor’s race have kept the media occupied this election cycle. But even without the nonstop coverage, Milne likely wouldn’t have attracted much attention with his low-key approach. Much as he did in his first race for statewide office, which led to the surprise near upset of Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2014, Milne hasn’t raised much money or hosted many campaign events. He has little establishment support and no paid staff.


Even those who mock him readily concede that Milne is a nice guy who could never be accused of political phoniness. But he is not a natural campaigner. Milne is more likely to wait for a voter to recognize and approach him than to step forward and introduce himself. At times, his campaign resembles some kind of performance art. Last summer Milne, like many officeseekers, marched in town parades. But he paraded with no entourage, campaign signs or literature — nothing to identify himself as anything but a random middle-aged dude walking down the road alone. He has spent countless campaign hours holding solo roadside vigils clasping a campaign sign. On a recent Friday night, Milne stood at Dorset Street and Kennedy Drive in South Burlington. A passing driver recognized him, stopped and rolled down a window to take a picture. After a few awkward moments, Milne looked over, gave the driver a thumbs-up and said, “Hey, how’s it going?”

“Hey, how you doing?” the driver answered, and then hit the gas. During the exchange, Milne never volunteered his name or his opponent’s. The candidate defends his approach. “Running around with a fake entourage at parades, putting in a lot of work to appear strong — there’s appearances and reality,” Milne said. “I am 100 percent confident in our message and what we’re trying to do. I like the way we’re running it. I don’t think we’re leaving a lot of opportunity on the table.” He describes himself as a “moderate New England Republican” and calls U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a centrist Republican from Maine, his ideological lodestar. Milne disavowed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump only after the notorious “grab them by the…” tape was leaked. He says he is unsure who will get his vote for president but vows it will not be Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Milne has a nerdy love of Vermont politics. His parents, Marion and Don, both served in the legislature. On the campaign trail, Milne name-drops George Aiken about as often as Clinton invokes President Barack Obama. The moderate Vermont Republican, Leahy’s predecessor in the Senate, has been dead for more than 30 years. Milne insists that 42-year Senate veteran Leahy is vulnerable for being what he calls a career politician with deep ties to special interests. He has mocked Leahy for ducking his proposals to hold more debates and to “mutually disarm” by agreeing to spend no more than $100 on their respective campaigns. Milne has offered few policy specifics: He said he will serve only two terms and will propose a law, which he would name for Leahy, that any elected official who stays in office for longer would be required to surrender his or her public pension. He has also vowed to avoid special-interest money and to work as a pragmatist, not as a “partisan.” By selecting a modest, poorly funded centrist with few connections, Milne said, Vermont can send a powerful message. “The primary reason that our Senate is not working is because of this deadly concoction of special-interest money fueling career politicians, election cycle after election cycle,” Milne said during a Vermont PBS debate last Thursday, later adding that Leahy is the “poster child” for the problem. Leahy has criticized Milne for


running a negative campaign and touted his own experience as a positive thing. Although polls indicate that Milne is running far behind, his near victory over Shumlin suggests that Milne should not be underestimated. Voters appreciate his unorthodox style, Milne said, as much as the political class ridicules it. “To some extent, having folks in the media mock me helped me a lot last time,” Milne said. “Having somebody say negative things about you gives somebody else the opportunity to say, ‘Well, I had a firsthand experience; I disagree with you.’” Even though few in his own party took him seriously, Milne insists that 30 days before the 2014 election, he was confident he could beat Shumlin. This


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year, fewer than 30 days out, he feels even more confident, he said. That’s after a Vermont Public Radio poll released in mid-October showed Leahy leading him 59 percent to 22 percent. On the trail, Milne cuts a lonely figure. He has a staff of two: His daughter, Elise, who recently graduated from Vermont Law School, and his son, Keith, who takes one day a week off from his job as a financial manager at a New Hampshire investment firm to help his dad. Both volunteer their time. Neither has worked for any other political candidate. Milne has raised less than $60,000 to Leahy’s $4.7 million. He has foresworn PAC money and declined to hold any fundraisers or solicit donations by mail. Aside from money for signs and gas, he hasn’t dug into his own fortune. (In 2014, he spent $80,000. He has since

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sold a 51 percent stake in his travel agency, Milne Travel, a company he said had $50 in annual sales.) Of course, it’s easier for a challenger who isn’t getting big money to rail against it. But Milne insists he’s not interested in that kind of fundraising. “If the Koch brothers … said, ‘We’re going to give you $1 million to run against Leahy,’ if I could get that money, I don’t know if I’d want the job,” Milne said. “If we win, let’s make sure we win in a way that optimizes our ability to do something, and not just be another rinky-dink senator. I want to come in with an ability to do something because of the way we did it in the campaigning.” He explains his strategy as “standing for election” instead of “running for election.” Essentially, he will discuss the issues with anyone but won’t go out of his way to try to garner attention. He did the same in the 2014 race for governor. “Scott is approachable. I would characterize his approach as downhome folksiness which, to those who support him, are kind of endearing qualities,” Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) said. “He certainly is different. It may be out of the mainstream, but it’s just his style.” Before the PBS debate, Leahy huddled in the green room with a team of loyal political pros and his wife, Marcelle. Milne was in a tiny office with Elise and Keith. Seven Days popped in to ask Milne if he had any killer lines prepared. “I’m going to call him a hypocrite seven times,” Milne said. “The eighth time, I’m going to call him a ‘hypocritapotamus.’ What do you think?” When he arrived on the debate stage, Milne tried to shake hands with two perennial candidates: Cris Ericson of the U.S. Marijuana Party and Peter Diamondstone of the Liberty Union Party. Those candidates traditionally serve as colorful distractions during the PBS debates and would, as Milne knew, divert attention that he badly needed to score points against Leahy. Ericson, who showed up without her trademark pirate hat, said: “I’m not shaking your hand. I’m trying to find ways to slam you.” Diamondstone accused him of being a “traitor” for backing Trump. Milne gamely tried to explain that he would not vote for his party’s nominee, then shuffled off to his podium and prepared to deliver lines that, he hoped, would help voters understand him. m

“We own a successful downtown business and we’re not against development. We just want development in keeping with the spirit of Vermont and its beautiful city of Burlington.”


Despite Rain and Even Snow, Vermont’s Drought Persists

Phil Scott Travels to D.C. for $18,000 Lobbyist Fundraiser

Artist Studios, Offices oposed for Burlington’s South End


Greater Burlington YMCA Building Under Contract Local developer Frank von Turkovich has signed a contract to buy the Greater Burlington YMCA building on the corner of College and South Union streets. The pending purchase of the historic red-brick building puts the “Y” one step closer to a long-held dream: The nonprofit i raising funds to build a new facility a block up College Street at the former Ethan Allen Club. It purchased the club for $2.5 million in August 2015. The sale of the Ys current home might not happen immediately, and it’s unclear what von Turkovich wants to do with the building. He did not return a call seeking comment. The transaction builds momentum for the Y’s goal to start construction on a new home in 2018, said Kyle Dodson, president and CEO of the Greater Burlington YMCA. “From our standpoint, it’s great news,” Dodson said. The building went on the market 15 months ago with an asking price of $3.75 mi lion. Dodson would not disclose how much von Turkovich is paying. The amount wo ’t be public record until the transaction is final The goal wi l be to keep the Y’s full slate of recreation, preschool, after-school and family programming going with as little interruption as possible amid a move and building project. Fundraising is under way for the new Y.



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The rain and snow ha e helped a little. But Vermont remains in the grip of its worst drought in more than a decade, and officials say threats to drinking water supplies could linger into the winter. According to an update last Thursday of the federal United States Drought Monito , most of Vermont was still experiencing a “moderate” or “severe” drought. The No theast Kingdom had received a little more rain and was considered only “abnormally dry.” Gov. Peter Shumlin encouraged Vermonters to conserve water by repairing faucets, running laundry machines and dishwashers with full loads only, and not washing cars. Vermont’s drought began last fall and was exacerbated by the much-lamented lack of snow last winter. An abnormally dry spring followed. Summer was relatively rain-free, and fall has provided little relief. The National eather Service said that 2016 is the ninth driest year on record in Vermont — the worst since 2001. Last week, state agencies convened a rarely impaneled emergency drought task force, which includes representatives from the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, the Department of Environmental Conservation and other groups. The task force wi l encourage water conservation and other preventative measures but has not mulled any mandatory restrictions, DEC spokeswoman Danika Frisbie said. The droughts effects have been most visible on Lake Champlain, where retreating waters have widened beaches.

The Unswo th family wants to construct a three-story building with artist studios and offices on prime real estate in Burlington’s South End. Unsworth Properties owns one of the most bustling blocks in the thriving arts and business district known as the Enterprise Zone. The co glomeration of brick, metal and wood buildings along Pine Street — which once served as factories producing soda, blinds and brushes — One of the buildings has been repurposed as artist slated for demolition studios, restaurants and business spaces. The Unswo ths are proposing to tear down two industrial structures and a duplex located behind the Howard Space building, at Pine and Howard streets, and replace them with a three-story building and underground parking. They plan to put about 15 a tist studios on the first flo , while the second and third floors would host offices and possibly more studios. The build would have a footprint of roughly 8,500 square feet. The two industrial buildings — one is brick, the other is a large red warehouse — are in bad shape and currently used for storage, according to co-owner James Unsworth. Although one of the buildings originally used to store bristles from the brush factory, Unsworth said he’s consulted a historical expert. “They rea ly don’t have much, if any, historical significance to the prope ty,” he said. City planner Mary O’Neil may disagree. In a preliminary review, she wrote: “While the design suggests an industrial design aesthetic giving cursory acknowledgment to the district, its creation sacrifices historic fabric and authentici y.”




The view of downtown Burlington from the Lakeside neighborhood showing Lake Champlain’s widening shoreline

Less than two weeks before Vermont’s gubernatorial election, Republican nominee Phil Scott traveled to Washington, D.C., for a fundraiser hosted by top corporate lobbyists. According to Scott spokesman Ethan Latour, the incumbent lieutenant governor raised $18,000 last Wednesday during his one-day trip to the nation’s capital. While there, he was fêted at an evening fundraiser at the headquarters of the BGR Group, a Republican-leaning lobbying firm. Lt. Gov. Phil Scott “He went because campaigns — particularly this one, with so much outside spending to compete with — cost a lot of money,” Latour explained. According to an invitation Latour provided Seven Days, the event was hosted by BGR managing director and chief financial officer odd Eardensohn, BGR lobbyist Loren Monroe, and 50 State lobbyist Phil Cox. The invitation suggested a minimum contribution of $1,000 per attendee. According to Latour, Scott has made only one other out-of-state fundraising trip since he won the August primary. On September 22, he traveled to Boston and back for an event hosted by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Unlike the Scott campaign, Minter’s staff has repeatedly refused to comment on her out-of-state travel, though it appears to be more frequent. As Seven Days reported in early October, the Democrat’s records suggest that she made fundraising trips in late summer and early fall to Massachusetts, New York, D.C. and California. As of October 12, according to campaign finance disclosures, she had raised nearly $648,000 from out-of-state donors, while Scott had raised just $146,000 from those outside of Vermont.

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Weinberger Apologizes for City Role in Donovan Endorsement Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger apologized after a member of his administration organized and promoted a press conference, using a city hall email account, endorsing Democrat T.J. Donovan for attorney general. Last Friday, Weinberger and four other members of the Vermont Mayors Coalition convened in Barre to unveil their support for Donovan, who currently serves as Chittenden The mayors with T.J. Donovan County state’s attorney. (third from left) Asked later that day whether it was appropriate for him to engage in partisan political activities using municipal resources, Weinberger apologized and called it a “mistake.” “We have always tried to very carefully separate political activity from the duties of the mayor’s office, and that did ’t happen here,” he said. “It hasn’t happened before, and it won’t happen again. It was an honest mistake.” The ma or’s communications and projects coordinator, Katie Vane, announced the endorsement using her city email address. According to Weinberger, the press release Vane sent the media was written not by her but by Donovan’s campaign. Weinberger said the eight-member Vermont Mayors Coalition is “not an official enti y” but an informal group of city leaders who typically work together on policy issues affecting their respective municipalities. Weinberger conceded that the group is financed y small contributions from member cities, but he said those totaled no more than “in the hundreds of dollars.” “It was totally appropriate for the mayors to endorse,” he said. “The problem was the advisory and the press release should not have been sent out from a government address.”


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Shannon. It was hosted by Together for Progress, a group created by the Burlington Business Association. Backers know what Weinberger’s up against. The coalition — members of it, anyway — have foiled and needled Weinberger before. Grill and others vigorously protested a proposal to allow new housing in the South End Enterprise Zone, a section of Pine Street animated by numerous artist studios. Weinberger eventually dropped his support of that change but admitted to being frustrated. “What are we going to do about the fact that we have a real serious housing challenge?” he asked last year. South End artists used satirical works to ridicule the administration’s housing proposal, building a cardboard “Miroville” along Pine Street. This time around, mocking postcards have surfaced accusing Weinberger and his supporters of “drinking the Kool-Aid” by backing the mall plan. Pressing now for another project that would add housing stock, Weinberger has one more big chance to sway voters.

He’s planned a “telephone town hall meeting” for November 6 — the Sunday before Election Day. Weinberger will dial up all the landline numbers in the city simultaneously, and residents can opt to participate as if they were on a giant conference call. It’s unclear if the mayor’s message is connecting. Even after his community discussion at Nunyuns last month, several attendees said they still haven’t made up their minds. Jean Waltz, an art teacher at Rock Point School, said she’s leery of major projects after the Moran Plant redevelopment and the Champlain Parkway both stalled. She intends to do more research before casting her vote. “How come the mall isn’t a supersuccess the way it is right now?” Waltz asked, noting there’s no guarantee that a new, improved version will be “this amazing thing that generates all these tax dollars.” She added, “Just because you build it doesn’t mean they’re gonna come.” m

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Feedback « P.7 basing of the dysfunctional and dangerous F-35s in our residential neighborhoods. Who is to blame for this glaring omission of concern to many Vermonters? Was it Leahy’s arrogance in refusing to talk about the F-35s or a lack of reporting skills on Heintz’s part? Eileen Andreoli




Sue Minter said in her Tunbridge interview that we should take a fresh look at the 2011 Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission report that recommended expanding the sales tax to services and reducing the rate from 6 percent to 4.5 percent. Paul Heintz describes this report as a “bipartisan tome,” but in fact the lone Republican member, Bill Sayre, argued strongly against that recommendation [Fair Game: “Top Whoppers,” October 5]. The recommendation supposed a revenue-neutral restructuring, whereby raising the tax on services from zero to 4.5 percent would allow reducing the tax on goods from 6 percent to 4.5 percent. Minter’s rapid walk-back said she would favor a tax only on services used by “wealthier Vermonters,” namely private jets, limousines and lobbying. But for revenue neutrality to be maintained as the commission postulated, that might only reduce the sales tax rate from 6 percent down to something like 5.96 percent. My conclusion is that Minter has no interest in maintaining revenue neutrality, as recommended by the commission. She urgently wants to expand the sales tax to generate new revenue. Later on, more categories can be added, especially from service providers lacking influential lobbyists.  John McClaughry






[Re “Forty-Two Years a Senator,” October 12]: Worn-out Sen. Pat Leahy is approaching the finish line for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate. He won in 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. He has clung to that job for seven terms. Leahy has proven to be as bitterly partisan as they come, which only contributes to the federal gridlock. Pat lives in a Washington, D.C., suburb most of the year — except for election season when he tries to still appear as a Vermonter. I advocate for good government, so I’m not interested in just casting my vote for any entrenched incumbent that “everyone expects to win.” I make up my own mind, and I vote for the candidate who will do

the most good in office. I’m not impressed that Leahy has offered to stay in office for an eighth six-year term. And I’m certainly not pleased by his oversize $6 million political war chest — nearly all from outof-state special interests. I never champion term limits. But don’t we all know that 48 years is just much too long to be a U.S. senator? Let’s freely choose to vote for Scott Milne. We have a great option in Milne, the bright and reasonable candidate who is in touch with Vermont. We aren’t required to vote for leaky Leahy again simply because he put his name on the ballot and smiles in his TV commercials. U.S. Senator Milne will be a big improvement over yet more of the same old “politics as usual.” Tom Hughes MIDDLEBURY

in Chittenden County for years always knew he was just too good not to share with the rest of the state someday. I’m happy to see his success. Tom Dalton



I find it concerning that attorney general candidate T.J. Donovan is following in the footsteps of his mentor, Bill Sorrell, when it comes to the money train and the appearance of potential influence on the political process [Fair Game: “Top Whoppers,” October 5]. Worse yet is the potential impact in the judgment and independence of the Office of the Vermont Attorney General. Pete Gummere ST. JOHNSBURY

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[Re “‘TV T.J.’ Donovan,” September 21]: It’s always fun to discover a great neighborhood restaurant. Or a favorite band that none of your friends have heard of yet. That’s how I’ve felt about Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan. Most people I talked to, even one county over, had never heard of him. But now that he is running for attorney general, it appears the secret is out. I heard about a new Vermont Public Radio poll showing that he has a 42 percent lead over his opponent. Now everyone seems to have figured out that T.J. is a down-to-earth, warm and friendly guy who is smart, tough and compassionate. He’s full of energy and has been crisscrossing the state talking about protecting the vulnerable and holding even the powerful accountable. Those of us who have admired his work as our top criminal prosecutor


I have been Planned Parenthood’s Volunteer of the Year. I have served on Planned Parenthood’s board of directors. I was a volunteer and also served on the board of directors of the campaign for an Equal Rights Amendment. I have worked my entire life to protect women’s rights. I’ve known Phil Scott since before he was in the Senate or was Vermont’s lieutenant governor. I have always known him to be pro-choice. Please disregard the lies and grotesque distortions of a desperate campaign [Off Message: “Planned Parenthood Super PAC Hits Scott Over Abortion Rights,” October 19; “Planned Parenthood Super PAC Serves as Front for Democrats,” October 27; “Scott Fights Abortion Attack, but Is He Playing Into Democrats’ Hands?” October 28]. Scott is pro-choice. Candy Moot MORGAN


Good analogy between the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Sen. Patrick Leahy [“Forty-Two Years A Senator,” October 12]. I first saw the Dead in 1973 or ’74, the same year Leahy went to D.C., and many times thereafter up until 1992 when it was painfully obvious something was “wrong” with Jerry, as they were using teleprompters for their own song lyrics. The Dead would always give a good show and sometimes a great one, but we knew what was up, and it’s the same with Leahy. The difference being: Jerry wasn’t deliberating with complex laws that affect the U.S. No matter that Leahy has some 60 “staffers,” he’s slipping. It’s detrimental to us, and it’s not pretty to see. Thanks to Paul Heintz and Seven Days for being the only media daring to tell the truth, no matter how much “government cheese” our superannuated senator hauls back home. Steve Merrill



[Re Fair Game: “Buy Local,” October 26; Off Message: “Vermont Candidates for Governor Press Each Other on Issues,” October 18]: I am a decidedly left-leaning, “green”-promoting, aging artist-photographer and ’70s back-to-the-lander residing in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom — to my mind, the most beautiful and, as yet, not-totally-commercialized area of the state. However, I will not be voting for Sue Minter, because of her total commitment to industrial scale wind. The NEK has done more than its share to go “green” with two large wind farms, Lowell and Sheffield, less than 25 miles apart as the crow flies. David Blittersdorf would put a third large project up in Irasburg between those other two! WTF? When the town overwhelmingly rejected his project 274 to 9, he called them a bunch of Luddites! How about putting them in Charlotte, your backyard?! I’ll bet that would go over like a lead balloon! The power these turbines produce is expensive; they only have a 20- to 25year lifespan, and they require a fair bit of maintenance. Plus, they can be seen as far as the horizon. Solar is passive, lowmaintenance, quick to erect and can’t be seen until you’re on top of it. Please don’t let the Public Service Board ruin any more of our ridgelines — vote for Phil Scott for governor. James Hudson GLOVER


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Ruth Wolf Page 1921-2016

˛ ey called the place “Wild ˛ yme” for the herb that grew wild there. ˛ eir home’s setting — the sweep of Lake Champlain, the distant blue of the Adirondacks, the breeze that often blew — was very dear to Ruth, refreshing her spirit after a long day’s work. One of her favorite tasks was hanging the laundry outside to dry in the sun and wind, with the lake sparkling at the foot of the bluff. At Appletree Point, Ruth and Proc became organic gardeners long before most people had discovered the concept. Over the decades they enriched the rocky soil and planted large gardens that produced an alphabet of produce, from artichokes to zucchini, in such quantity that Ruth — in addition to her other work — canned tomatoes, made jam and froze enough garden peas and the like to fill two chest freezers in anticipation of winter. In 1957, Ruth and Proc purchased the Suburban List, a weekly newspaper in Essex Junction that served parts of six counties with hometown news. While much of the content in the early days consisted of town notes sent in by amateur correspondents, Ruth herself covered the town councils and school boards in Essex Junction, Essex Town, Colchester and Williston. She brought an independent, professional eye to that work, to the dismay of some elected officials who discovered they could not simply declare their meetings “off the record.” She shared editorial writing duties with Proc and wrote a weekly column, Lady

the same title, Ruth Page’s Gardening Journal. She became a weekly commentator on Vermont Public Radio, sharing her deeply reported exploration of the natural world — and her fury over humans’ callous treatment of it. She continued that work until she was 90 and decided her voice was no longer up to the job. Gov. Philip Hoff appointed Ruth to the board of the Vermont State Colleges, where she served two terms. In 1985, she became the first woman elected to the board of Green Mountain Power, serving until the year 2000. Her public service also included working with the League of Women Voters education programs in the 1950s; five years on the state Judicial Conduct Board (1981-1986); serving as a trustee of State Educational TV Vermont (PBS) in the 1970s; and serving on the board of trustees of the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in the 1980s. One of her joys in retirement was serving as a volunteer at Flynn School in Burlington, where she read to children in the library, sharing with them her love of wild animals and the wonders of science. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Proctor, and by her brother Robert and her sister Ethel Wolf Boyer. She leaves her three children, Candace, Patti

Ruth and Robert; Candace’s husband, Hamilton Davis; Patti’s husband, Steven Stitzel; and Robert’s wife, Lori Page. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she will be mourned by Sara Davis and her partner, Calvin Rider; Elizabeth Stitzel, Lauren Page and Alyssa Page; her step-grandchild Shannon Stitzel and her husband Mike Ingram; and by members of the extended Hamilton Davis clan. Shannon and Mike’s daughter, Madeleine, brought such happiness to Ruth in her final months — pictures of Maddie lit up Ruth’s face even in her last days. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ellen Reid and by her Boyer, Terrill and Reid nieces and nephews, and by her special friend and “third daughter,” Kit Anderson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to two programs dear to her heart, uniting her love of science, children and gardens: the˝Early Learning Science Literacy program at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 (giving website:˝ make-a-gift) or the˝Vermont Community Gardening Network, 12 North St., Suite 5, Burlington, VT 05401.˝ A service of remembrance will be held for Ruth at˝6 p.m.˝Sunday, November 6, at Wake Robin in Shelburne; family and friends are welcome.

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She was a thorough reporter and an engaging columnist; as an editorial writer, she was often the lone liberal voice on Vermont opinion pages in the late 1950s and 1960s. At a time when most wives and mothers did not work outside the home, Ruth juggled reporting, writing and editing with raising three children and serving on a series of public and private governing boards. She was born on March 8, 1921, in Upper Darby, Pa., the daughter of Morris and Hilda (Yerpe) Wolf. She attended schools in Upper Darby and graduated summa cum laude from Swarthmore College in 1942. She soon moved to New York City, where she served as an executive assistant to the director of the Book Publishers’ Bureau. She shared a Greenwich Village apartment with four Swarthmore friends. Across the street, an apartment was occupied by four Vermont soldiers who called themselves the Green Mountain Boys. One of them was Proctor Page Jr., with whom she fell in love. When Proc returned from his counterintelligence assignment in India, they were married on March 8, 1945. After the war, they returned to Proc’s home in Burlington, Vt., where Proc went to work for the Lane Press and Ruth worked briefly as a bank teller before having the first of their three children. In 1952, Ruth and Proc built a modest home of recycled brick on a bluff overlooking the broad lake near Appletree Point, where they would live for 50 years.

Fare, in which she often told lively stories about her children and her gardens. In the early days, owning the newspaper was a physically exhausting job. Ruth not only wrote, edited and proofread, but hauled heavy lead ingots from the basement to feed the melting pots on linotype machines. Under her editorship, the weekly paper won numerous journalism awards in Vermont and New England. Ruth became the first woman president of the Vermont Press Association and served on the board of the New England Press Association. ˛ e couple sold the newspaper in the late 1970s, but Ruth soon went to work as editor of a newsletter for members of Gardens for All (later the National Gardening Association), a nonprofit founded in Vermont in 1971. Under Ruth’s guidance, the newsletter became the glossy National Gardening Magazine, a monthly focused on food gardening, organic methods, community gardens and gardening techniques. She retired as editor in 1986, but yet another career awaited. Under the auspices of the NGA, she produced a daily 3.5-minute radio program, “Ruth Page’s Gardening Journal,” that ran on about 100 public radio stations across the country beginning in April 1988. After two years, the program searched for a sponsor. When the only takers were pesticide companies, Ruth declined to continue the program. She realized a longtime dream of writing a book when a collection of her gardening essays was published in 1989 under


Ruth Wolf Page — writer, editor, radio commentator and student of the natural world — died Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Wake Robin in Shelburne two weeks after suffering a stroke. She was 95. Ruth was a leader in the generation of women who began to rethink their lives and pursue careers in what had been a man’s world. She was known throughout Vermont for her many years as a voice on National Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio, first as the presenter of “Ruth Page’s Gardening Journal” and later for narrated essays on the wonders of nature and human threats to the environment. But those commentaries came toward the end of her long career, first as a small-town weekly newspaper journalist and then as editor of the monthly magazine of the National Gardening Association.


Key Player: Allan Day Brings Historic Piano Back From Ruin B Y AMY LI LLY







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ow that the historic 1892 Edward Wells House in Burlington has been restored to its former glory — never mind the parking lot marring its southern elevation — anyone can pop in and marvel at the transformation. Wells was a highly successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur who died in 1907. From 1924 to 2006, his extravagant, beautifully crafted residence on Summit Street was the home of the University of Vermontborn fraternity Delta Psi — known for its 100-keg Octoberfest parties. Hardly a trace of that wear and tear remains in what is now the new UVM Alumni House. It may surprise onlookers to know that one of the biggest jobs inside the house was the resurrection of its piano, a handsome 1926 Mason & Hamlin parlor grand. Its savior was ALLAN DAY, and it’s not hyperbole to call his efforts heroic. The Williston-based piano tuner recalls his first glimpse of the instrument a decade ago. “It was a wreck. It had been used for years as an ashtray, as a urinal — you name it,” he says. Inside the chipped and warped case, Day discovered old swizzle sticks,

postage stamps and a 1926 penny. Using the intact serial number, he traced the piano’s production to the same year. But the urine-damaged wood soundboard, the layer of the instrument that adds volume to the strings’ vibrations, was beyond repair. Day, 69, estimates that he rebuilds the action — meaning the keys, the hammers and the linkage in between — on about 12 pianos a year. In his 45 years of experience, he has rarely encountered a piano that needed a new soundboard. PHILIP AMBROSE, 80, a former UVM classics professor, was responsible for calling Day to the rescue. Ambrose served as Delta Psi’s faculty advisor in 2006, the last year of its existence, and has been a lifelong pianist. “When I saw the piano, it was in absolutely terrible shape,” he recalls. “The intention was to send it to the dump. But I played the A above middle C, and it was more or less 440” — that is, still at normal pitch. “I look at pianos as if they were living animals, and I saw that this animal was worth saving,” Ambrose says. Day agreed, and estimated that a full restoration would cost $30,000. Five years after Day got his first look

inside the piano, the house’s interior restoration had progressed to the point where MILLBROOK BUILDING & REMODELING needed the piano out of the way. So Day had it transferred to his storage facility. Then he called the UVM Foundation, the entity in charge of raising the private funds to restore the house and build its addition. He suggested that the piano’s historical significance would justify its restoration. “They thought it was a great idea,” Day says. The foundation found a donor to give $20,000. Day and Ambrose split the rest of the cost. Asked if he often feels the need to fund the restoration of historic pianos, Ambrose says with a chuckle, “I have a tendency, yes.” Among his rescues are his own 1887 85-key Steinway and a 1901 Knabe, which he paid to have moved to the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church parish house in Northfield. Restoration of the Alumni House piano began with Day removing the action and shipping the case to Absolute Piano Restoration in Lowell, Mass., which built and installed its new soundboard. Then the whole was shipped to MEETING HOUSE FURNITURE RESTORATION in

Quechee, which refinished the case. “They were extremely finicky,” notes Day, adding that the company has restored objects for the Smithsonian Institution. With the help of his apprentice, EMILY ROTH, Day spent nine months rebuilding the action — including refinishing its rare cocobolo-wood damper heads — and restringing the piano. One of the many pictures he took of the restoration’s progress shows him using a straight edge to level the keys, and replacing their broken ivory keytops with plastic. (It is no longer legal to use ivory.) Day’s last step was to affix that 1926 penny to the bronze-coated cast-iron plate to which the strings are fastened, below the words “Mason & Hamlin, Boston.” While house renovations were being completed, the restored piano sat in a room at the UVM music department. In that environment, it sounded merely “ordinary,” says Day. So he was unprepared for the “astonishing” sound it made in the southwest apse of Alumni House, where the instrument now sits at the ready. “[It’s] like bells pealing,” Day says. “The acoustics in that place are out of sight.” The apse was originally built as a music room and has a carved sycamore fireplace (each room was finished using a different wood) and a coffered ceiling. The UVM Foundation has decorated the room with two portraits of Grace Coolidge that once hung in the Waterman Building. The former first lady grew up two blocks away, on Maple Street. After the piano’s installation in August, Day noted with concern the effects of the unrelenting southwest sun on the instrument; he paid for and installed a piano climate-control system. He also donated the piano bench, as the original had gone missing. Day and Ambrose will donate curtains for the room’s windows, as well. This project — the biggest of Day’s career — has resulted in a piano that will last another 75 years. “There are six good pianos in Chittenden County,” opines the tuner, “but I would put this one in contention with all of those.” m Contact:

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Alize agreed. Her students travel upwards of 45 minutes to attend weekly lessons at her studio. Others who live farther away — even in Canada and Alaska — join the class via Skype. “™ ey fall in love with the music, and they fall in love with the dance and culture,” Alize said. Her student troupe, the RAQ-ETTES — raqs means dance in Arabic — will perform a dance from the Gulf region at the hafla. Alize will showcase a folkloric dance from Upper Egypt. IRIT LIBROT, a member of the Raqettes from 2010 to 2013, has attended belly-dancing workshops all over the world, she said. Now she focuses on improving her skills to come up with new movements. “It keeps me very, very happy,” Librot said by phone. ™ e Norwich-based nurse has been belly dancing for 10 years and performs at a restaurant in Massachusetts monthly. Librot was born in Israel and moved to New York City at age 8. When she was growing up, her family discouraged her from pursuing a career as an artist. But she has found her creative outlet in belly dancing. “I love the music, movement and expressiveness part of it,” Librot said. At the hafla, she’ll perform a solo improvisational piece. In addition to raising money for a good cause, Alize said, she hopes the event will help to dispel the negative associations some people have with belly dancing. Steeped in stereotypes of belly dancing as “exotic” and sexual, the general public might choose to focus on the costumes and the dancers’ midsections. But Alize would rather have people watch the dance itself — that’s why she rarely wears a two-piece costume when she performs. “Th “™ e actual dancing is so The music is so rich,” rich. ™ Alize said. “A lot of it is based on old songs and poetry … Th ™ ere’s so much [more] to this dancing than costumes.”


RACHEL COSGROVE’s fascination with Middle Eastern folk dancing began when she was 3 years old. She was with her mother at a Philadelphia restaurant that featured a belly-dancing performance. “My mom said I could not take my eyes off the dancer,” recalled Cosgrove, who started taking classes in the art form in college. Now 31, she uses the stage name ALAIA when she belly dances in public. On Saturday, November 5, the Vergennes-based dancer will host a hafla at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. Hafla is the Arabic word for party or gathering; in the belly-dancing world, it means “performance,” Cosgrove explained. She organized a similar event in Rutland last month, hoping to educate the public by demonstrating a wide range of belly-dancing styles. “™ e Middle East is not a homogenous culture, and we’re trying to showcase the differences,” Cosgrove said. ™ e event is free, but donations will go to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Cosgrove sees the event as a way to “get people talking on how to connect with people from other cultures.” ™ at includes physical ™ e audience will be invited connection: Th to take part in a folkloric line dance that is commonly performed in Lebanon. Using hafla performances to benefi benefit refugees isn’t a new idea. Cosgrove was inspired to organize the events after attending a workshop in Burlington last January, she said. Th ™ ere she learned that her instructor, AMITY ALIZE, founder of RAQ-ON DANCE in White River Junction, had organized previous performances to fundraise for Sudanese refugees in Maine. Alize and her students will join Cosgrove for the hafla in Burlington. “We try to foster as much as possible the positive about the Middle East, and to support where our dance form comes from,” said Alize, a veteran dance mentor. According to Cosgrove, the U.S. has a huge bellydancing community. “It’s just not very well-known,” she said. “We all connect with each other through different events.”

An Arlington Mill Turns Arts Center With a Norman Rockwell Musical B Y JA CQ UELI N E L AWL ER







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he old grist mill in Arlington is getting a new lease on life as a center for the arts, thanks to the efforts of owner JOSHUA SHERMAN. This past weekend, the MILL mounted its inaugural production: a staged concert of Perfect Picture, a musical depicting the life of Vermont artist Norman Rockwell. The invitation-only performance boasted an acclaimed cast, including Tony Award winner Lillias White, featured in the Netflix series “The Get Down”; two-time Tony nominee Crista Moore; and Mark Jacoby, best remembered for his rendition of the Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. Sherman says this showcase of talents won’t be the last at the Arlington mill — and his theatrical family has the connections to make good on that claim. Perfect Picture has a book and lyrics by Sherman’s mother, New York theater and TV veteran Eileen Bluestone Sherman; and music composed by his

aunt, Gail C. Bluestone. On Monday, the same cast performed Perfect Picture in concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in New York’s Lincoln Center. A medical doctor by trade, Sherman says he never lost his love for the arts — or for the old mill, which was a central part of many autumns spent vacationing in Arlington with his family. (He now lives there part time.) In 2014, “when the opportunity presented itself to buy the mill,” he says, “I knew I had to take it.” That mill boasts a long history. When Arlington was founded in 1761, Ethan Joshua Sherman Allen’s cousin,

For Sherman, who’s invested a great Remember Baker, built the mill in exchange for 50 acres of land. In the 1920s, deal of his time and money in the renothe building became the focal point of vations, the project is a labor of love. the Candle Mill Village, a popular tour- He’s even taken to sleeping in the mill ist destination. Later, it was a suc- while construction is under way, to gain what he calls “a perspective for design” cessful antique store. Now, Sherman aims to trans- — a Method contractor, as it were. “The space had lots form that space of partitions for difinto a center ferent cubicles where for the arts. antique dealers would “Vermont has set up shop,” Sherman a tremendous says. “I broke the space amount of open.” Once the demoliartistic tion is finished, he’ll add talent, but JO S H UA S H E R M A N spaces for performance, the artrehearsals, a gallery, a ists are physically spread out,” kitchen, bathrooms, storage and bedhe tells Seven Days by rooms where visiting artists can stay. phone. “It’s hard to For now, the performance space is actually find a place complete enough to support the staged to collaborate. I concert of Perfect Picture. “I hope it will be a center for creativwanted to ity,” Sherman says of the mill. “Opening change with the Rockwell story is perfect.” that.”




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Bluestone Sherman explores his struggle between “aspiring to be well respected by his peers” and pleasing his public. “He was like Beyoncé is today,” she suggests. While some may dispute the comparison, Rockwell is still a rock star in Arlington. “Everyone in town feels a close connection to the show because this was [Rockwell’s] home for so long,” Bluestone Sherman says. Perfect Picture was first staged in 1992 at the SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER in Manchester under the title Rockwell. Bluestone Sherman put it in a drawer to make way for other projects, but not before releasing a studio cast recording of the musical. Recently, she was asked to showcase it as part of the Songbook: Broadway’s Future series hosted by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Simultaneously, her son was looking for a way to kick off his new theater space. It “seemed like the right time to revive the musical,” Bluestone Sherman says. Rockwell once said of his work, “I paint life as I would like it to be.” Sherman may be following in the artist’s footsteps as he restores the mill to the state that longtime Arlington residents remember. “Because of all the demolition, it looks more like the way it used to — a large space with high ceilings,” he says. “Even though everything will be new, it’s almost like we’re bringing it back to the way that it was.” Having introduced the Mill formally to the community with Perfect Picture, Sherman now hopes to collect insight from that community and raise funds for its completion. It “feels good to be restoring something,” he says. 



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VOTE YES ON QUESTION #6 (And tell your friends!)

The Burlington Bicycle Path is still a work in progress 36 years after Howard Dean, Tom Hudspeth and I began advocating for a continuous recreation path separate from automobile traffic along the sho e of Lake Champlain. We did that just like we are doing so again today, with an advisory ballot item. That ballot item in 1980 got 75% RICK SHARP support of city voters, eventually creating the Bike Path we all enjoy today. RELOCATE THE BIKE PATH ITEM IS: THE CURRENT BALLOT

VOTE YES ON QUESTION #6 “Should(And the Mayor offriends!) Burlington and the City Countell your cil be advised to relocate the Burlington Bicycle Path the west sidePath of the railroad between Theto Burlington Bicycle is still a work tracks in College and after KingHoward Streets even that means utilizprogress 36 years Dean, Tom ifHudspeth and I began for a continuous path domain to ing the advocating public trust doctrinerecreation or eminent separate from automobile traffic along the shore accomplish this task?” of Lake Champlain. We did that just like we are doing so again today, with an advisory ballot item.

THE BACKGROUND That ballot item in 1980 got 75% support of city

voters, Bike Path enjoy The eventually City hascreating done the a great jobwe ofall upgrading the Bike today. Path. It is in the process of relocating the path to

theThe water’s edgeitem north of downtown. The only recurrent ballot is: “Should the Mayor of mainingand realignment necessary to finally Burlington the City Council be advised to accomplish relocate the Burlington Path to the westpath” side is the two the City goal of aBicycle “world class bike ofblock the railroad tracks College and King ballot item. stretch thatbetween is the subject of this Streets even if that means utilizing the public trust For the past 28 years the bike path has been divertdoctrine or eminent domain to accomplish this task?”

and upgrading it to “world class” status will attract even more tourists to Burlington.

EMINENT DOMAIN No one likes to employ eminent domain to create a public right of way. Eminent Domain is the taking of private property for the public good, with due compensation to the owner of course. It should only be employed in rare cases where the private property owner will not voluntarily yield to the greater public good. Eminent domain was recently employed by the Town of Colchester to acquire four small pieces of private property necessary to construct the bike path along Holy Cross Road. The Vermont Superior Court upheld the application of eminent domain to the bike path in Colchester. If the small sliver of property the city needs to relocate the Bike Path cannot be obtained from LCT voluntarily then eminent domain should be used to move the Bike Path west of the tracks between College and King Streets.

VOTE YES ON QUESTION #6 This advisory ballot item will shine a light on this relocation. A large yes vote on this item will likely move this relocation along faster. This ballot item is being sponsored by Burlington Segways. Come visit us. I can be reached at (802) 489-5113 for more information. Please call if you have questions.


The investment the City made in these three facilities over the past 30 years has resulted in a better quality of life in Burlington and economic prosperity downtown. For 30 years the only hotel downtown was the Radisson (now the Hilton). The Marriott opened in 2007. Hotel Vermont opened three years ago and our fourth hotel downtown, the Hilton Garden Inn, opened last year. That is a hotel building boom that Burlington won’t experience again for a long time.

A ferry is a public purpose, but does that mean LCT has a license to maintain this property in its current derelict condition indefinitely and deny the relocation of the leading tourist attraction in Burlington to a safer location without bottlenecks west of the railroad tracks? Isn’t it time to take back a small sliver of this property to eliminate a major safety hazard in the existing bike path?


Street and then back west across the tracks at King Street. This route was a compromise necessary because the City only had $750,000 to install the entire pathway. THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN It was a lot cheaper to paint a bike pathPROBLEM on existing TRANSPORTATION pavement east of the tracks through this area than it was to So do far it right andChamplain route it down Transportation the west side of the(LCT) has Lake railroad This compromise route in two to the city beentracks. unwilling to convey anresulted easement hazardous railroad crossings that have caused hundreds for relocating the Bike Path to the west side of the of crashes and injuries to people on bikes, skateboards tracks in thisItarea. and inline skates. has also resulted in congestion on theThe bikeBike path atPath the Local Motion Trailside Center is the #1 Attraction forand Burlington on Ice Cream Bob’s. Realignment of the path to the west Trip Advisor. Waterfront Park is #2 and the Church side of the tracks would eliminate both track crossings Street Marketplace is #3. Completing the Bike Path and alleviate congestion at these bottlenecks.

The Public Trust Doctrine is a legal concept that says the bed of Lake Champlain belongs to all the people of the State of Vermont. Approximately 60 acres of land has been created over the years by filling in the lake, including the LCT ferry dock. In 1989 the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the land filled into Burlington harbor is subject to the Public Trust Doctrine and must be used for public purposes.


ed eastward across the railroad tracks at College Street and then back west across the tracks at THEThis BACKGROUND King Street. route was a compromise necessary because the City only had $750,000 to install City has done a great job of upgrading the to paint a theThe entire pathway. It was a lot cheaper Bike Path as it snakes through the heart of the bike path on existing pavement east downtown district. It is currently in the process of of the tracks through thistoarea thanedge it was to the route it down the relocating the path the water’s through “north west side of the This compromise route forty reserve.” The tracks. only remaining realignment necessary to finally accomplish the Cityrailroad goal of a “world resulted in two hazardous crossings and class bike path” is the block stretch thatat is the subject congestion ontwo the bike path Local Motion and Ice of this ballot item. Cream Bob’s. Realignment of the path to the west side the tracks would eliminate Forofthe past 28 years the bike path hasboth been track crossdiverted eastward across the railroad tracksatatthese Collegebottlenecks. ings and alleviate congestion



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š inking about current events, I often wonder: Is it possible that our species has entered a stage of devolution, or at least that we stopped evolving thousands of years ago? Lee Williams




know it’s easy to see humanity in an unflattering light these days, now that the most pea-brained among us can impulsively jab dim musings into their phones to share with all the virtual world. But you’re hardly the first to suspect that our species is slaloming downhill into a genetic sewage tank. Barely had the scientific community accepted evolution in the first place when some of its leading lights started worrying that natural selection might cease to affect humans, or even throw us into reverse gear. Their concern, though, was needless — just like yours is. Let’s back up to review Darwinian theory at its most basic. If you, an organism, are the lucky possessor of some inheritable trait that boosts your relative chances of thriving in the environment you occupy, that trait will tend to be passed along to your fortunate offspring, and to theirs and to theirs. But, the Lees of the world have long worried, what if humans have made our environment so uniquely cozy for ourselves that basically everyone thrives? What if, thanks to advanced medicine and other forms of coddling,

all the negative traits that once Our brains, it seems, conled to genetic dead ends no tinue to evolve: Key variants longer lower our likelihood of two genes that influence of surviving and spawning? brain size, MCPH1 and ASPM, Surely that points to a future showed up in our pool only of sluggish dullards commu- about 37,000 and 5,800 years nicating solely in emoji, right? ago respectively, and they continue to spread through Hardly. Natural selection is humanity. And though “Should still affecting human develop- I eat this berry?” is hardly the ment — very slowly. We mam- life-or-death question it used mals take our own sweet time to be, other environmental facevolving compared to fish or tors remain in play, particularly lizards, and humans average among specific populations: a leisurely 20 years between Tibetans’ lungs and blood have generations. Still, even within adapted to the low-oxygen recent history (evolution- atmosphere of the Himalayas, arily speaking), our genes while a genetic resistance to have adapted to our changing malaria may be developing in circumstances, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. to the advent of agriculture In fact, more than two dozen and animal husbandry, not to human genes — including ones mention the discovery of fire. linked to speech, cognition and In the past 10 millennia, our defense against disease — have skulls have rounded, our facial been identified as still evolving features have thinned and our today. Humans may already be jaws, adjusting to the softer developing resistance to HIV food we eat, have shrunk. There and other viruses. And women have been downsides —  the may be evolving more significhanges in our jaw and larynx cantly than men. Working from structure beginning 300,000 almost 60 years of data from a years ago may have led to sleep major multigenerational study apnea. But if you can drink a of cardiovascular disease, the milkshake without doubling authors of a 2009 paper projover in gut pain, thank natural ect that the next generation of selection —  lactose tolerance women in the study populais a late addition to humanity’s tion will be slightly shorter bag of digestive tricks. and stouter on average than

the preceding cohort, with lower cholesterol levels and systolic blood pressure, and an increased period of fertility — starting about a half a month earlier and ending a month later. Not as flashy as growing wings or tusks, certainly, but remarkable nonetheless. Our environment hasn’t stopped changing either — much of this our own doing, of course —  and it’s sure to pitch us a curveball or two in the coming millennia. Beyond whatever we’ll have to adapt to on a hotter Earth, attempts to survive in space or colonize another planet could amp up the evolutionary process. Travelers on space flights are exposed to heightened levels of chromosome-damaging radiation, and without some serious shielding future dwellers on the lunar or Martian surface would receive doses dozens of times greater than the terrestrial going rate. Off-Earth life could gradually transform our bodies in other ways too. Despite regular workouts while aloft,


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astronauts returning from the International Space Station have shown significant bone loss in their femurs; it may be that long-term existence in zero gravity would cause our legs to dwindle. Evolution isn’t the only force at work on how humans develop, though. We’re not just a species that reshapes its environment — through medical science, we’ve also become a species that controls how it adapts to that environment. If we haven’t quite conquered death, we’ve lowered infant mortality rates drastically and continue to extend age expectancy. And every year researchers redraw the frontiers of prosthetic and implant technology: The average healthy denizen of 2316 could well be tricked out with so many nifty cyborg accessories that our current conception of the human body may no longer apply. But I’m confident that doomsayers will still find cause to complain that this new generation of post-humans is the dumbest bunch yet.

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unattractive way. Visually, the guy was striking. “Oh, my legs are aching!” he said with a laugh, massaging his thighs. “I’m a good biker, but this trip was challenging.” “Were you on one of those bicycle tours?” I asked. “Yes, up through the Northeast Kingdom, I think you call it. I actually

“That’s great. And it kind of makes me hungry.” “I’m hungry, too,” he said, laughing along. “Yes, I love my life in Austin. I don’t even own a car. I can just bike everywhere. If I need a car, I just rent one for the occasion.” Luckily, traffic on southbound Route 100 wasn’t jammed up like the northbound lane, so I didn’t need to speed

“IN U.S., IT’S OK TO BE DIFFERENT, TO BE CREATIVE.” skipped the third day and went kayaking instead. The tour company is very flexible that way. That was the night we spent at the Highland Lodge in Greensboro. What awesome food!” “Where are you visiting from?” “I’ve been in Texas the last 10 years. I work for a tech company down there.” “To tell you the truth,” I said, “I don’t know if I could ever live in Texas. I think it might be too right-wing for my blood.” “Oh, I know what you mean, but I live in Austin. You know about red state, blue state? In Austin, we call ourselves a blueberry sitting in a bowl of tomato soup.” I had to think for a moment to process the metaphor, then laughed.

once we reached the interstate. The highway was filled with out-of-state vehicles, and the foliage was giving the leaf peepers an eyeful. Thank you, trees. “So, where are you from originally?” I asked, as I reached my cruise-controlled 70 mph. “I moved to the Bay Area from Hong Kong with my mother and brother when I was 19. My mother still lives in Oakland. My brother lives near me in Austin. He was the one who convinced me to move there.” “Did you already have the tech skills when you came to America?” Kenny chuckled, shaking his head. “I had no skills when I arrived here. I was happy-go-lucky kid. This is why I

love this country. In Hong Kong, very few people get to go to college. If you fail the exams, you’re screwed. Here, I was able to go to community college and then transfer to a four-year school. And now I have a good career with a good company.” “It sounds like you fit in good in the United States,” I observed. “I love it here!” Kenny said. “In Hong Kong, there is great pressure to conform. If you’re a different sort of guy, like me, life is very difficult. In U.S., it’s OK to be different, to be creative. Like, my brother has two kids, and I’m the crazy uncle! And that’s OK with everyone. Because this is America!” America, indeed, I thought. With the elections one month away, in the heat of a demoralizing presidential campaign, Kenny’s ebullience lifted my spirits. It was heartening to hear from an immigrant for whom the American dream is alive and well. Though much evidence argues to the contrary, I still see our country as a place where  difference is celebrated. And I refuse to believe that one brutal and brutish candidate will permanently alter the intrinsic good nature of the American character. Not if Kenny and I have any say in the matter. m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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ey, Kenny — this is Jernigan, your cabbie.” I was speaking to my customer, Kenny Wong, from the off-ramp of the Waterbury exit. Things did not look good. Waterbury bills itself as the “crossroads of Vermont,” and, on this day — Saturday, noon, sunny, foliage season — the crossroads were gridlocked. “Listen, Kenny, I’m stuck in a pesky traffic jam, so I’m gonna be maybe 15 minutes late for your pickup. But not to worry — we have plenty of buffer time built in. I’ve never had a customer miss his plane, and you ain’t gonna be the first.” Kenny chuckled — which I took as a good sign — and told me he’d be waiting at the front office. I seriously considered some semilegal traffic maneuvers (don’t ask) but thought better of it. I confess that, with my taxi light and markings, I occasionally delude myself into believing I possess ambulance-like traffic privileges. Which I don’t. Curses! Traffic crawled until it opened up past the Ben & Jerry’s factory. I pulled into the Stowe Inn exactly 15 minutes late. Kenny was ready to roll, and we accomplished the turnaround with the efficiency of a NASCAR pit crew — Kenny ensconced in the shotgun seat, his bag in the trunk. He slid his seat back to stretch his legs. Kenny was lean, tall and apparently of Chinese ancestry. All his facial features — nose, eyes, mouth, cheeks — were prominent, in an unusual but not




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Minter usually manages to squeeze in a short run before she heads out for a day on the campaign trail. Her longtime friend Sue Morrello makes sure she eats a healthy breakfast. Most days, it’s yogurt, fruit and nuts in the backseat of the maroon Subaru Impreza that functions as the Mintermobile. Minter is traveling in her husband’s car because putting hundreds of miles on her hybrid would exceed the lease limits. More often than not, Morrello is behind the wheel. A Rutland native who left her home in Amherst, Mass., to help with the campaign, she’s been living with Minter and her family in Waterbury for months. Morrello and Minter met when Minter was an undergrad at Harvard with Morrello’s husband, Nathan Salwen. They all played Ultimate Frisbee together. “I’m like the person she can just relax with,” Morrello said. In addition to making sure the candidate has snacks for the road, Morrello

also ensures that she has the right clothes on hand for the events of the day, which can range from speeches to nursing-home visits. “Everything down to the earrings,” Minter said. Joining them in the car one day last month were campaign communications director Elliott Bent and Thea Wurzburg, a St. Johnsbury native on leave from her job in Congressman Peter Welch’s (D-Vt.) Washington, D.C., office. Wurzburg’s job is to make sure Minter sticks to her schedule and has the right notes ready. Bent, a Cabot native, is there to run interference with the media. In her first statewide election campaign, Minter studiously avoids unscripted press encounters, loath to say anything off the cuff. She hasn’t had a press conference in weeks and rarely makes herself available to reporters. There was no room in the car for this one, so I had to follow behind. And as she zipped from Wilmington to Bennington to Manchester for events and interviews, her packed schedule left little time for chitchat.


typically dresses in khakis, and only throws on a tie and jacket when the occasion calls for more formality. Blue-blood Minter, 55, grew up in suburban Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., where she attended the tony Moses Brown School. She trained to be a competitive figure skater before attending Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A professional planner, she drives a hybrid Ford C-Max and typically dresses in a welltailored jacket and dress pants. “There are real differences between us,” Minter said in her summary statement at last week’s WPTZ-TV debate. “I agree. There are clear choices in this election,” Scott concurred. The present political divide is not new to the state. Since traditionally Republican Vermont elected its first modern-day Democratic governor in 1962, the state’s voters have chosen governors of alternating political parties whenever the position has opened up. But the trend — since back-to-the-landers started settling in the state in the ’60s — has been a leftward one. A 2015 Gallup poll declared Vermont the most liberal state in the nation. This year’s gubernatorial race could be a defining moment for the Green Mountain State. After six years under Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin, whose popularity nosedived as a result of costly promises he could not keep, will Vermont voters go for a gubernatorial candidate who is proposing restraint on state spending, its ridgelines and its gun laws? Or does the home of Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator who rocked the Democratic Party with his surprisingly strong presidential bid, embrace a gubernatorial candidate who shares his vision of free college tuition, gun control and paid family leave? Polls characterize the race as a toss-up. A Vermont Public Radio poll last month put Scott and Minter in a virtual tie, with 14 percent of voters undecided. A more recent WCAX poll had Scott ahead by 7 percentage points. You’d think stark differences would make it easy for voters to choose between the two candidates. Not necessarily, according to Castleton Polling Institute director Rich Clark, who conducted the VPR poll. While some voters cast ballots based purely on a single issue, such as wind power or gun control, he said, the vast majority do not. Their decision derives from an overall feeling about the candidate. “Almost inevitably, they will go to character issues,” Clark predicted. In other words, few voters have their feet so fully planted in new or old Vermont that they won’t consider a candidate who comes from the other. The same Vermont voters who chose Democrat Barack Obama for president reelected Republican Jim Douglas as their governor in 2008.


emocratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter was in her element at last month’s annual conference of Renewable Energy Vermont in South Burlington. As the guest speaker at a Friday morning session, she got a boost from wind-power proponent Sen. Chris Bray (D-Addison). “The choice we are facing at the ballot box in November will have a profound impact on the future of renewable energy,” Bray said by way of introducing the blond dynamo seated at a round table before him. “We need a governor who is all in … I find only Sue Minter is ready to make it happen.” Minter’s Republican opponent, Phil Scott, was also invited to the REV conference, but he chose not to attend. Months earlier, their roles had been reversed: Minter opted out of a gubernatorial candidate forum in Irasburg hosted by antiwind advocates, and Scott won points in a part of Vermont where turbines are reviled. “I think there’s very few people in Orleans County who are going to be voting for Sue Minter because of the wind issue,” said event organizer Ron Holland, who’s running for a state House seat as a Democrat. In an interview last week, he said he was voting for Scott. Minter’s warm welcome at the REV conference and Scott’s hearty reception by the anti-wind crowd illustrate a fundamental truth about this race for the open governor’s seat: The two major-party candidates seem to be representing two different Vermonts. Whether you characterize it as a matchup of old Vermont versus new Vermont, traditional Vermont versus progressive Vermont, woodchuck versus flatlander, there’s a distinct dichotomy. On one side, Minter supports more wind power, unprecedented-in-Vermont gun control, legalized marijuana and a higher minimum wage. On the other, Scott is calling for a moratorium on wind projects, opposes changes to Vermont gun laws, wants to wait on marijuana and says businesses can’t afford a higher minimum wage. The corresponding activists have lined up behind their chosen candidates. The gun-control group Gun Sense Vermont is phone-banking for Minter. The National Rifle Association is circulating postcards urging its members to vote for Scott. Though the candidates share some commonalities — both are parents and fitness fanatics, live in Washington County, served in the legislature and specialized in transportation policy — they run in different circles. Scott, 58, was born and raised in bluecollar Barre, where he still races cars at Thunder Road SpeedBowl. He studied at the University of Vermont to be a tech-ed teacher and now co-owns an excavation company. He drives a Chevy pickup truck,


In Wilmington, 35 local residents gathered for an early-afternoon session to hear Minter talk about economic issues. Scott had attended a similar forum weeks earlier. Kathy Larsen, a member of the Wilmington and Twin Valley school boards, wanted to know Minter’s take on Act 46, the state’s new school district consolidation law that has proven difficult for area school systems. “I have proposed extending the current deadline by a year,” Minter told her, allowing school districts more time to forge mandated partnerships. Larsen said later she was “very encouraged” by Minter’s response. She said she’d already been planning to vote for Minter, but, as Clark suggested, it was more of a feeling than an issue that led her there. “She makes me trust what she says,” she said. Minter was already out the door to meet next with the editorial board of the Bennington Banner, where Scott had been earlier in the day. The board was preparing to make an endorsement in the race. Minter has made Bennington County a campaign focal point — the VPR poll indicates she is not as popular in southern Vermont as in Chittenden County. She’s visited four times since the manmade chemical PFOA was discovered in local wells this spring, she reminded day editor Keith Whitcomb. “I’m not going to leave people with poisoned wells behind,” she said. In conservative-leaning Manchester, after an interview on local cable television, Minter’s staff conferred about whether she had time to make a scheduled stop at the Northshire Bookstore in downtown. They couldn’t skip it, the group decided, because people were waiting for her there. Not many, as it turned out. Minter had arranged to meet bookstore founders Ed and Barbara Morrow, who are supporters, and the editor of the Manchester Journal came for the photo op. Minter zipped into the store’s coffee shop to greet voters. A lone Vermont customer, Rob Woolmington of North Bennington, recognized her. “I’ve already voted for you,” Woolmington assured Minter. Turned out he’s the law partner of Bent’s sister —  a small-town coincidence, according to Bent. After Minter moved on, to a private fundraiser a mile down the road, Woolmington elaborated on the woman he chose to be Vermont’s next leader. He said he didn’t agree with her on every issue, including wind power, but “I think she’s got the capacity to be a good governor.”

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Phil Scott talking with Homer and Margaret Fitts of Barre

Phil Scott with his wife, Diana McTeague Scott

longtime friend Dick Wobby has been his right-hand man. Wobby doesn’t carry an official title, but he is part driver, part enforcer. He and Scott met at Spaulding High School in Barre — in freshman French class, as near as either of them can remember. It was mop-haired Wobby who arranged to refashion a used $1,200 bus into a mobile campaign office emblazoned with Scott’s green-and-white campaign logo. It’s Wobby who Tweets occasionally snarky messages (he refers to Minter as #ramblinsue) under the handle @thunder_truck. It’s Wobby who makes sure the candidate —  and his bicycle —  get where they’re supposed to go. When there’s a break in the schedule, Scott likes to squeeze in a quick bike ride. There was plenty of room on the bus for a reporter and, for part of the trip, a

WPTZ-TV cameraman. Like Minter, Scott has had few press conferences during the campaign, but after 16 years in public office, he’s more at ease with hovering journalists. “What’s the speed limit here?” Scott asked as his trusted adviser steered the bus out of Montpelier on a recent morning, a gentle reminder that he might be exceeding it. Their destination: the nearby Wayside Restaurant, a diner where you can still get fresh local perch with a choice of two sides and a house-baked roll for $8.95. When Scott walked through the door, a number of breakfast customers looked up from their eggs to greet him like Norm on “Cheers.” Technically, the Scott team was there to meet up with volunteers who planned to join them for a honk-and-wave just up the road in South Barre. But the candidate

seized the opportunity to go booth to booth, shaking hands. Boarding the bus a half hour later, Scott said many of his strongest supporters assume he’s going to win. “You have to make sure they understand the importance of getting out to vote,” he said. His next stop promised less of a hero’s welcome: the offices of the Vermont Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Five representatives from drug treatment programs around the state had gathered to ask Scott what he intends to do about Vermont’s opiate abuse problem. Scott started the meeting by praising Shumlin’s efforts and directing them to his own “10-point plan” on his website. He added, “I want to appoint a director of prevention to report directly to me.” But he also had a sobering message for the group: “I don’t believe Vermont has any more taxing capacity left.” Campaigning in Vermont, Scott faces a flood of left-leaning interest groups looking for more money — and he meets with each knowing he’s likely to disappoint. A week earlier, Scott shared the stage with Minter at an early childhood education forum sponsored by the group Let’s Grow Kids. They both relayed stories of their own concerns as parents and employers to the crowd of mostly female childcare providers at the University of Vermont’s Dudley H. Davis Center. “I think state government can play a role in helping coordinate childcare,” Scott said, before returning to his emphasis. “It would be easy to say yes to every request, but that’s not the right answer. We need to have the courage to find savings elsewhere,” he said. “I will not raise taxes.” At the next podium, Minter struck a different note. “I don’t want to say no to our opportunities,” she said. When the two candidates were asked for their views on paid family leave, the difference in tone showed again. “I strongly support paid family leave,” Minter said. “I have to be honest,” Scott said. “I don’t think we can afford it.” As Scott walked out, he acknowledged, “It’s not my crowd; I get it. But we’re having a problem with childcare in this state. I have two kids. I have employees who struggle with it. I see it.” Sometimes it’s hard for a candidate to know where he or she will find connections. On the day that started at the Wayside, Scott swung back to his campaign headquarters and settled in front of a computer for a virtual visit with local students. Teacher Tommy Young had arranged for his first and second graders at Waitsfield Elementary School to interview Scott via Skype. “I’m teaching them to learn about the candidates,” Young said as he greeted Scott over the internet. Watching candidates Donald Trump

and Hillary Clinton, Young said he realized the U.S. presidential election wouldn’t serve as an age-appropriate lesson for the youngsters, so he turned to the Vermont gubernatorial contest. Minter’s husband, David Goodman, had met with the class on her behalf a couple of weeks earlier. As Scott chatted with the youngsters, one of them said, “Somebody who goes to my school, he says you race.” Scott confirmed that he’d been going to Thunder Road since he was their age — and competing there for 25 years. The kid shot back, “My grandpa raced at Thunder Road!”

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Minter beamed from the stage two Fridays ago in Montpelier as Sen. Sanders launched the first of a series of campaign rallies for Vermont Democrats. “I’m so excited to be here with Bernie,” she bellowed. Indeed, she couldn’t have had a better day. That morning she’d shared breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in Burlington. Later came the news that President Barack Obama would narrate a radio ad on her behalf. In front of that fully friendly crowd of about 500 at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Hall, Minter accomplished no small feat. The rookie campaigner delivered a speech that was good enough to compete with those of the more experienced politicians around her. “We cannot afford a governor who wants to put the pause button on progress,” she said. “I’m all in. Are you all in?” she said, her voice rising Sanders-style in volume and intensity. There is little doubt that Minter is benefiting from Sanders’ star power. He sent a fundraising email on her behalf, the likes of which netted state Senate candidate Chris Pearson close to $90,000. Minter’s campaign declined to reveal how much Sanders’ missive raised for her. But the Bernie bump is a burden, too. The association may create an expectation that Minter is more similar to Sanders than she is. And that, like him, she’ll express a coherent, consistent ideology that connects with socalled lunch-pail progressives. Minter took her time to endorse Sanders when he was running for president, and he waited until mid-October to return the favor. At the Montpelier rally, Mark Blount of White River Junction said he was there to see Sanders and was undecided how he would vote in the governor’s race. Blount came with mixed impressions of Minter, based on her earlier performance in a WCAX debate. “I think she had a lot of good things to say,” he said, but qualified it: “She was a little bit, at times, defensive.” Minter has grown more confident as a candidate, thanks to professional coaching from EMILY’s List and the Franklin

Forum, a progressive organization that provided $1,000 worth of free training in January and September. “Obviously, I have not run a statewide campaign before, so there is a tremendous amount to take in, everything from media training to fundraising strategy,” she explained in a phone interview last week. On the campaign trail, it’s clear that Minter is taking pages from Sanders’ policy playbook. Mirroring Sanders, she’s pitched a plan to offer two years of free college tuition, paid for with a tax on banks. But bringing Sanders-style policy to state government has also proven tricky. Early on, Minter made reference to a 2011 Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission recommendation that Vermont broaden its sales tax to include services while lowering the overall rate. Quickly facing criticism about the sales tax expansion, she has since massaged her message. House Speaker Shap Smith (D-Morristown), who briefly ran against Minter in the Democratic primary, said he warned her against pursuing the sales tax expansion. “My view is that in this political landscape, the support isn’t there,” Smith said. Minter’s pivot has only created confusion. She now says she would remove exemptions that favor the wealthy, such as interest deductions on second-home mortgages and taxes on private jets. Does that mean she would broaden the sales tax far enough to also lower the overall sales tax rate? Last week she said that would be her goal, “but that depends on so many factors.” What did she mean by “taxes on private jets”? It turned out Minter herself didn’t know, even though it has been among her talking points at virtually every recent campaign stop. Asked to clarify, she at first said her plan was to remove an existing sales tax exemption on airplane parts. Then she said, “I’m not certain … I’ll have to follow up on that question.” Bent, her communications director, clarified that she would propose charging a sales tax on chartered flights, not on airplane parts. “She just misspoke,” he said. She offered the jet example, Minter said, as an indication of her overall taxing philosophy. “My priorities are going to be to reduce tax exemptions for wealthy people,” she said, channeling Sanders without being specific.


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Minter had no response. If Scott is getting more adept at debating, it’s not from professional speaking lessons, said Jason Gibbs, a former aide to Douglas who is advising Scott. “He intensely dislikes anything he thinks is meant to make him something he’s not,” Gibbs said. “He doesn’t like to be ‘handled.’” His unvarnished, regular-guy, race-cardriver image is Scott’s greatest strength, a contrast to the big guns helping his opponent. Before Sanders, Biden and Obama started helping Minter, former governor Madeleine Kunin was her champion. Scott knows that the backing of almost any living Republican U.S. senator, former vice president or president would likely only hurt him — much like Shumlin’s presence on the trail would hurt Minter. That’s why at almost every campaign stop, Scott tries to counter Democrats’ efforts to tie him to the national GOP. “Don’t believe the dishonest ads,” he said in his closing statement in the WCAX debate. “I have Vermont values. I’m pro-choice and support marriage equality and equal pay.”

Where Two Vermonts Meet The race for governor of Vermont could come down to which candidate wins over more voters in small settings across the state. Plan ahead and give the right pitch, and the candidates for governor will come to you. So discovered Tristan Cherry of Burlington, a 32-year-old research analyst with Resource Systems Group who belongs to a group of young professionals in the transportation field. On a Friday night last month, Scott stood in the back room at Three Needs Brewery & Taproom in downtown Burlington while 15 of them peppered him with questions about housing prices, jobs and the environment. Scott told the group that he understands affordable housing is a barrier. He promised them his administration would consist of “talented folks who understand budgets, who understand people, but who also have economic development on the front burner.” As he was talking, Wobby handed Scott a Coke but otherwise stood off to the side with Brittney Wilson, the campaign coordinator. Their boss looked as if he was ready to stay all night. Months earlier, Cherry’s group had met with Minter, a fellow planner who served as the state’s transportation secretary. He said they came away impressed. But Cherry, who described himself as a Sanders supporter, also liked Scott. “I think Phil Scott did really well tonight,” he said. “He had some straightforward answers.” So has he made up his mind? Just the opposite. “After tonight,” he said at the bar after Scott had left, “I probably would call myself ‘undecided.’” m Contact:



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hat do these items have in common: a set-piece for Phish’s 2015 Magnaball festival, a device to hold staples, a high-end motorcycle frame, and beautiful stools with reclaimedlumber seats? They were all designed — and some were manufactured — by Matt Flego and Erik Cooper of M//E Design. The name of their game is industrial design and prototyping — with cuttingedge technologies and sustainability in mind. Translation: Flego and Cooper use three-dimensional modeling software and an assortment of computer numerical control (CNC) machines to help clients design new products. Their tools range from a 3D printer to a CNC machine dubbed “Roughy,” which carves upcycled wood into stool seats for M//E’s Queen City Furniture line. The duo recently graduated from the Burlington maker space Generator and took up residence in new digs in a studio on Pine Street called the ALTernator. They share the space — former home of Burlington Furniture — with four other makers: Pete Talbot and Ben T. Matchstick, creators of the

cardboard pinball machine Pinbox 3000; computer whiz John Yasaitis of Prolucid Technology; and woodworker Timothy Peters. ALTernator won’t officially open until January; meanwhile, the founding members are finishing up old projects and building out the new space. Before their transition to being Vermont innovators, Flego and Cooper spent nearly a decade honing their skills in design and fabrication in New York City. Both graduated with degrees in industrial design from the Pratt Institute, where they were studio mates and next-door neighbors. After school, Cooper fabricated complex set-pieces for Broadway shows with Hudson Scenic Studio. His jobs included making the stage where Pope Benedict XVI delivered mass from Yankee Stadium in 2008 and crafting cars for the musical Grease. Meantime, Flego worked for Brooklyn’s Ferra Designs, plying his trade in upscale homes. But, Flego says, building pieces for wealthy clients wasn’t enough for him. “Part of the reason we started M//E Design,” he says, “is that we wanted to

get out of [that.] We were getting paid pretty well, but it just wasn’t satisfying work.” Five years ago, Cooper left the unaffordable city to live with his thengirlfriend and her family in southern Vermont. He helped them with their organic vegetable farm and roadside stands. A year later, Flego left New York, too, and joined Cooper on the farm. The pair started taking on clients under the name M//E Design. One of the first was a woman who asked them to help her manufacture a specialized walker she had patented. “That’s when we started realizing we have to have terms and conditions,” says Cooper with a laugh. M//E eventually succeeded in designing and fabricating the walker, and over time and various jobs, the duo began to develop business sense, including an awareness of how to set boundaries. Their company didn’t really take off, however, until they moved to Burlington and got involved with Generator. Flego moved up from southern Vermont in June 2013. When Generator opened in March of the

following year, he was the first to sign up for membership. A year later, Cooper also made the move north. “At that point,” he reflects, “we really decided to pull the parachute and make this our full-time job.” Cooper set up shop alongside Flego at Generator, where they made connections that helped justify that leap of faith. “I think we met just about everyone in town from sitting at that desk,” Flego says. M//E Design’s portfolio offers a preview of the duo’s future works: diverse projects with an emphasis on sustainability, innovative technique and beauty. The stools they made under the name Queen City Furniture caught the eye of Room & Board; Cooper is currently working on the second iteration of those seats for the furniture giant. The pair has shown a penchant for supporting local businesses and innovators at every step. Their jobs include creating a mobile bar for Alice & the Magician, the Burlington-based purveyor of edible scents used in cocktails and fine cuisine. The bar was made with locally sourced wood and tailored


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and we’re injection-molding the [rocker.]” That was just the start. To date, M//E Design has dreamed up six winsome models. Recently, Osler went to Germany to meet with furniture manufacturers. “I walked in with a [model of the rocker] in my pocket and walked out with a deal from them to license the design for one of our chairs,” he says. It’s doubtful Osler’s chair would be where it is today if not for that fruitful meeting with Cooper and Flego. “I could never have [reached] this scale without some serious help,” the professor says. Chairs seem to be a current focus for M//E Design. Room & Board wants 700 stools, and that’s an order Cooper and Flego aren’t taking sitting down. 

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perature or weather. It’s one of Flego and Cooper’s favorite projects to date. “It had all the elements of a good project: stress and theory and a giant sculpture going into a small space,” quips Cooper. One of the duo’s more recent undertakings involves Turner Osler, a professor of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The makers at M//E Design have been creating prototypes for Osler’s QOR360 chair. The ergonomic seat provides a healthier sitting experience with the aid of a destabilizing element — a bisecting cylinder rocker — under your butt. Osler met Cooper and Flego through Generator. “I walked in on a Saturday morning and got [given] a tour of the place by a sharp, quick-witted guy who had a proof of the Pythagorean theorem tattooed on his forearm,” Osler recalls.


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n 2007, from a cyber café located just outside a refugee camp in eastern Nepal, Chandra Pokhrel made an internet phone call to his cousin in Atlanta, Ga. After nearly two decades in the refugee camp, the Bhutanese man had to choose the country in which he would like to be resettled. “She gave me one answer,” said Pokhrel, recalling that conversation. “‘If you want to struggle, do not go to other countries. Come to the U.S. But if you want to depend on the government, do not come to the U.S.,’” his cousin told him. For Pokhrel, who had a reputation as a pioneering entrepreneur in his camp, it was an easy decision. In 2009, he moved to Vermont with his wife and son. Pokhrel’s first few years in the Green Mountain State were challenging. He accepted entry-level jobs in factories, even though he has a college degree from Nepal. His health deteriorated because he worked two jobs. And although he spoke English, he found the local accent difficult to understand. But he was hopeful that things would improve. When Pokhrel talked to earlier refugee arrivals, they repeated a mantra that he took to heart. “It takes time. In the future, you will be OK,” they told him. Fast-forward to 2016. Pokhrel, 36, is now the proud co-owner of Burlington Employment Agency. He and his business partner, Bhuwan Sharma, are the first members of the Nepali-speaking community to establish a staffing company. That community has become more established and economically mobile since the first families arrived in Vermont in 2008. In recent years, Bhutanese refugees have made up the largest group of those resettled in Vermont, and Bhutanese-owned restaurants and grocery stores are now common sights in Chittenden County. Yet Pokhrel and Sharma are the first to serve this thriving population with an employment agency. “There was a vacuum. We thought we could be a good player in the market,” said Sharma, also 36. The two men came equipped with the skills and connections they’d need for

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such a business. Both had worked at the nonprofit Association of Africans Living in Vermont for several years, helping New American populations. They had firsthand experience and knowledge of the challenges that newcomers face in the workplace. Matt Thompson, coordinator of programs at the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, a field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, confirmed that those challenges can be formidable. “For many [refugees], there’s a language barrier,” he

said. “Differences in cultural practices might [also] lead to misunderstandings between coworkers.” Since Pokhrel and Sharma had solid working relationships with American employers as well as personal ties with the Bhutanese population, it made good sense to establish an employment agency to act as an intermediary between the two, they said. “We’re like an extension of the human resources [department]. We find people for [client businesses]. We manage their payroll,” Sharma said. “It’s so much easier for

them to deal with us than with the [employees] directly.” Among their duties is educating their clients about major festivals such as Tihar and Dashain, when Hindu workers need time off. (Sharma described those events as “almost as big as Christmas.”) Vermont companies need to know that Hindus observe almost two weeks of mourning, Sharma noted. Newly arrived refugees have medical appointments to keep, and Pokhrel and Sharma can communicate those needs to supervisors, as well. Cultural education takes place on the flip side, too, as the two men help New American employees adjust their mindset. “Machines have to run despite the fact that people don’t show up for work,” said Sharma. “[Companies] hate people who get up in the morning and say, ‘I can’t come to work,’ unless they have an extremely valid reason. Culturally, our people are really relaxed about those things.” The agency benefits from Pokhrel and Sharma’s active roles in their community. “I know [a family’s] whole history,” Pokhrel said. “I know what kind of jobs they can do.” That knowledge base helps him hire people on very short notice, he added. News travels fast in the close-knit Bhutanese community. “We haven’t done much advertising,” Sharma said. “They know we’ve started a business. We’re sending people to work; we have contracts with companies. So they come to us.” Thus far, the business model seems to be working. Since BEA was registered in February, it has placed 50 employees, most of them from the Bhutanese community. Some have been in Vermont for as long as eight years, while others arrived just a month ago, Sharma said. About 70 percent of them are men. Most of the jobs are temporary positions in production, but these can lead to full-time jobs when a client decides to hire a worker directly, Sharma said: “It’s a platform they get through us.” One of those who might take advantage of BEA’s “platform” is Indra Karki, a 44-year-old Burlington resident who lived in the same refugee camp as Pokhrel. In August, he got a job at a





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Sharma takes responsibility for business development, marketing and communications. A Nepali citizen, he arrived in the U.S. in 2011 after winning a green card through the Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery. Although this is his first experience running a business, the former journalist said he picked up useful tips while working for media startup companies in India and Nepal. “There are no escalators in the house of success. You have to work hard,” he said. “I saw my bosses burning the midnight oil.” Two other keys to success, as he sees it, are putting employees first and remaining humble. “The day you let success get to your head is the day you start going downhill,” Sharma said. BEA currently operates out of Pokhrel’s house in Essex Junction, but he and Sharma will soon be moving into an office in Burlington’s Old North End. “That’s where the concentration of refugees SHARMA and immigrants are,” Sharma explained. “People can just walk [to our agency].” Pokhrel envisions creating a room in the new space where local Bhutanese can gather for religious festivals. That way, they can remain connected to their community. The two men also want to expand their client base into industries with whom other employment agencies don’t typically work. “Our target population group is a good fit for entry-level jobs, considering their skill sets and language proficiency,” said Sharma. “They can work as production operators, housekeepers, cleaners, security guards, cooks. Once companies hire our people, they fall in love with them because of their terrific work ethics.” Pokhrel’s own industriousness seems to have served him well. True to his cousin’s advice, he’s found both struggle and success in the U.S. — and he’s not slowing down. “I like to do something to go forward,” he said. m


clothing company through BEA, and now he works the evening shift from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Since the Bhutanese man doesn’t drive, he waits in the parking lot behind AALV’s office for a van that takes him to the Franklin County workplace. “In our culture, most people don’t speak English. They’re scared to talk to American people,” said Karki through an interpreter — his son, Anil. “What Chandra and Bhuwan are doing is really good for our community.” Of the two owners, Pokhrel has more experience running a business; he was a successful entrepreneur in Nepal. In the late 1990s, when he was in his teens, Pokhrel bought a camera and a bicycle so he could run a photography business to support his family. “From that time, I know how a business works,” he said. Later, in 2006, Pokhrel opened an internet café called Unique Cyber Café B HU WAN — the first of its kind in the vicinity of the camp. He had only one computer and one telephone line for internet access, but he used the café as a place to teach basic computing skills. In two years, Pokhrel’s business grew enough to enable him to buy 15 computers and fax machines. In the meantime, more internet cafés sprouted around the camp. Some of the new owners were Pokhrel’s former students. In Vermont, he continued to be a trendsetter. Pokhrel described himself as the first Bhutanese refugee to get a job at IBM (now GlobalFoundries) in 2010. Once he was working for the electronics manufacturer, Pokhrel helped other members of his community apply for jobs there. In 2011, he became the first Bhutanese full-time staffer at AALV. At BEA, Pokhrel handles the day-today operations. Those include completing job application forms, taking his employees to buy proper footwear and arranging for vans to transport those who don’t live near a bus line or own a vehicle.

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t the Warshaw Molecular Motors Group, a research laboratory at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, David Warshaw and his eight colleagues spend their days peering through high-powered microscopes, looking at motors that are 5,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. They’re studying the tiny engines that power the human heart and how genetic mutations of those engines can lead to genetic forms of heart failure. Those include sudden cardiac death, which occurs in about one in 200 people worldwide. Hightech microscopes allow Warshaw’s group to magnify cellular structures so they are visible to the eye, but the scientists must use them in conjunction with a light-splitting optical filter to see the cell’s individual components. “Light has many wavelengths or colors,” Warshaw explains. “You see them in a rainbow. The optical filters allow you to split light into all its different colors, so you can have one cellular structure light up with one color, and another one in a different color. You can start asking some very specific questions about biological structures just by differences in color.” The optical filters in Warshaw’s microscopes didn’t come from China or Japan, or even Boston. They were made in Bellows Falls by Chroma Technology Corp., a 128-employee company founded in 1991. It’s an exciting time for Chroma. To modernize production and meet a growing demand for its filters, the company is adding a 42,000-square-foot facility to its headquarters between Route 5 and the Connecticut River, more than doubling its footprint. And Chroma’s cofounder and CEO, Paul Millman, received this year’s Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business from Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Announcing the award, Jane Campbell, VBSR’s executive director, said of Millman: “His company’s practices exemplify a business approach that places a high value on employees and the company’s surrounding community. And, by converting his business to an employee-owned company, Paul ensured that the equity and profits would be shared among employees.” The company’s attention to its employees seems matched only by its commitment to advancing science. “The thing that’s kind of unique is, they have their finger on

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the pulse of where science is moving,” says Warshaw, “and it guarantees their position at the top of the world of optical filters.” He began working with Chroma in the mid-1990s and hasn’t procured his optical filters anywhere else since. Millman, a young-looking 69-year-old with short gray hair and square glasses, isn’t the most likely person to launch and lead a technology company with $30 million in sales. For starters, his parents were communist activists in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, and he was a member of the left-wing Students for a Democratic Society while at Antioch College in Ohio. Millman got no scientific training there and dropped out before attaining a degree. Instead, he moved to New York in 1968, where he helped found the underground newspaper Rat and then worked at the Liberation News Service, a sort of Associated Press for underground and radical newspapers. Millman did get a bachelor’s degree in 1969 from the New School for Social Research, but it was in interdisciplinary studies in the social sciences.

During the 1970s and ’80s, he moved from job to job, as if searching for his place in the world. Millman bartended in Oregon, got a graduate teaching degree in New Hampshire, worked at a daycare center in New York, sold brass beds and imported Indian wall hangings, and even managed the famous Blue Note jazz club in Manhattan. He visited Vermont in 1987 because his cousin lived in Newfane, he recalls, and went to the state employment office to look for a job. On the basis of his limited sales experience, someone there suggested that Millman apply for a sales job at Omega Optical in Brattleboro. After a little haggling, he was hired at $9 per hour. Millman was tasked with selling optical filters, something he knew nothing about, but in time he learned enough to discern what his customers wanted. He still has that skill today. “The one thing he does know is people,” Warshaw says. “He can cut through the chaff and understand what’s important to people and where the field is going, and who the movers and the

shakers are. And he cultivates those relationships over time.” Still, the job at Omega didn’t last. After three years, the company’s founder and owner, Robert Johnson, fired Millman for insubordination. “He was terminated for disobedience of his sales manager,” Johnson told Vermont Business Magazine in 2004. Millman countered: “Bob Johnson hired someone to be our boss who had no experience in the industry.” Whatever the circumstances, Millman didn’t brood over being fired. He decided to apply for a job as “director of euphoria” at Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington. Shortly after, Millman and six former colleagues from Omega began discussions about starting their own optical filter business. One of them departed quickly, leaving the other six to cofound Chroma. With $180,000, they bought used machines from defunct Boston companies and set up shop at Cotton Mill Hill, a business incubator in Brattleboro. Omega was an employee-owned company, and, from the start, Chroma’s cofounders decided to do something

similar. Every year, each full-time Chroma The entire picture was enough to lure employee gets 200 equity shares of the Jennifer Jones, 32, from her job at Corning company. That arrangement appeals Specialty Materials in nearby Keene, N.H. to Millman because, he says, “It’s fair.” Jones is one of three process engineers Moreover, Chroma’s employee ownership Chroma has hired in the past two years. — which is essentially a stock bonus plan Their job is to take stock of current pro— rewards seniority. cesses and standards and improve their Whether the cofounders simply en- consistency and quality. joyed dumb luck or saw new scientific “I really liked Chroma’s work-lifeadvances on the horizon, Chroma has had balance commitment,” she says. “They exquisite timing. In the 1980s and ’90s, appreciate and understand that people research-grade microscopes were being have lives outside of work, so it made a equipped with optical filters that could lot of sense for me, as a single parent, to separate different shades of fluorescence. work here.” Jones also likes that Chroma’s Then, in 1996, scientists discovered how to filters are used in equipment that helps create and control bioluminescent dyes in cure cancer. “The products we make help the form of a protein that could be injected people,” she notes. into living organisms without harming That work will only accelerate once them. This effectively allowed researchers the $11 million expansion is complete. to paint portions of cells, Chroma is feeling pressure genes or entire organs diffrom its customers to proferent colors. duce more filters at lower As a result, scientists costs, Millman says, so the began developing instrunew facility will contain ments that measured modern equipment that fluorescent radiance to can coat large quantities of diagnose disease, study glass filters simultaneously biological abnormalities without compromising and perform genome seprecision. The new building quencing. The proliferation will also feature a wellness of those instruments necescenter with a gym and medisitated a huge supply of tation space, more meeting optical filters, and Chroma rooms, and a larger kitchen had the expertise and the and dining room. DAVID WARSHAW, industry contacts to exploit Ahead of the expansion, U N IVE RSITY OF that demand. In its first year Chroma has gotten into VERMONT COLLEGE of operation, the company a new habit. Every week, OF ME DICIN E booked $318,000 in sales. In Millman and a few other of its second year, the number the company’s senior exrose to $1.3 million. ecutives go to lunch with six or seven em“We were shocked,” Millman remem- ployees to talk about whatever’s on their bers. “And people called. They contacted minds. They frequent Popolo, the only us because they heard we existed.” full-service restaurant in Bellows Falls. Omega Optical’s Johnson was also During a recent lunch meeting there shocked by Chroma’s success, but not with employees from several departin a good way. Omega filed a $20 million ments — and a reporter for Seven Days lawsuit against Chroma in 1995, alleging — Millman looks a little worried as he that Chroma’s cofounders had stolen discusses competition from China and proprietary knowledge — such as cus- the need to reduce costs through autotomer lists and manufacturing methods mation. Chinese firms are getting really — from Omega. Chroma defended itself good at producing mass quantities of in court, eventually appealing to the small filters, he says, and Chroma has to Vermont Supreme Court, and prevailed. adapt to survive. The victory cost the company $2.5 milOne thing Chroma won’t change, lion in legal fees. however, is the same quality that hooked If the Omega lawsuit hurt Chroma, Warshaw back in the 1990s: personal the company appears to have recovered attention to its clients, with which the quickly. In 2003, Chroma spent $3.5 company becomes almost a research partmillion to move from Brattleboro to a ner. At first, Warsaw says, he thought he 28,000-square-foot manufacturing facil- was receiving special treatment because ity in Bellows Falls. The building is a few he was a fellow Vermonter. Over time, he miles north of downtown in an industrial learned that scientists around the world zone. Its neighbors include Sonnax, got the same care from Millman and which makes automotive parts, and the Chroma’s application engineers. depot for the Current, a bus that runs “Customer service is our trade secret,” along Interstate 91. In line with its good Millman says. “It can overcome a lot of wages and profit sharing, Chroma offers faults, and we’re the best at it.” m a generous benefits package that includes employer-funded health care, flexible work schedules and a 12-week parental INFO Learn more at leave at 60 percent of regular pay.




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Book review: ˜ e Gloaming, Melanie Finn B Y MARG O T H AR R IS O N

How do you atone for a crime you don’t remember committing? How do you face the consequences of a life decision you never intended to make? And how do you exercise free will in a 1 10/17/16 10:45 AMworld where such cruel accidents are possible? These are the questions confronting Pilgrim Jones, the drifting protagonist of Melanie Finn’s The Gloaming. Set in Tanzania and Switzerland, told in brief chapters that leap through time and space, this ambitious novel addresses age-old questions through the story of one woman’s abrupt alienation from her own life. It’s an immersive, atmospheric read that is difficult to shake. Finn, who currently resides in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, was born and raised in Kenya. As an adult, she lived in Africa as a filmmaker and a medic to Tanzania’s Masai community, and founded the Natron Healthcare Project to bring care to that remote area. The Gloaming, her second novel, was originally published last year as Shame in the UK, where it was shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize. While the book’s U.S. title captures l oc al, fr es h, ori gi nal its frequently eerie, liminal ambience, the UK one cuts straight to the heart of Pilgrim’s personal crisis. We meet this first-person narrator as she accompanies a wealthy American couple on a safari through the Tanzanian bush. 1076 Williston Road, S. Burlington When they reach the remote, “dead862.6585 end” village of Magalu (see excerpt), Pilgrim makes a startling decision to stay — not because the place has anything to offer her but because, she says, 1 10/7/16 10:34 AM“I can’t go back.” Flashback chapters, alternating with the present-tense narrative, show us what Pilgrim can’t go back to: a failed marriage to a human-rights lawyer. A lonely life and an unpaid phone bill in a tidy Swiss village. And, worst of all, the whispers of Kindermörderin — “child murderer” — that began after the tragic car accident she doesn’t remember. Pilgrim has been legally cleared of blame for that accident. Yet, when a hideous relic shows up in Magalu, designed by a witch doctor to curse its recipient, she suspects it was meant


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for her. She flees to a coastal resort, where she meets fellow expatriates with their own reasons for disappearing into Africa. But there, too, Pilgrim begins seeing — or thinking she sees — signs that her past is catching up with her. Pilgrim’s lyrical, moody, notalways-reliable voice dominates the novel’s first half. The second half pulls back, using a radically different narrative strategy, to give us a stronger grasp of the events that led to her African sojourn and will follow from it. In the process, Pilgrim’s story becomes intertwined with those of a diverse cast of characters: a Swiss police detective, a Ukrainian mercenary, an undersupplied Tanzanian medic, a woman from the American heartland who dreams of running an orphanage for children of AIDs. All of their tales return sooner or later to the idea that violence begets violence, a “curse” that is self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating. Examining the witch doctor’s relic, a local policeman suggests that it might be shame, not supernatural forces, that actually kills the

FROM THE GLOAMING Bob says, “Th “† is is no joke, sweetie. We should be going to a real hospital. Not some quack shack in the middle of Tanzania.” The cement structure at the A grand roundabout heralds a town. A town of sorts. † juncture of two dirt roads comprises a series of fl flying arcs. But I’m unable to interpret the artist’s vision as a large section has crumbled, revealing a rusting rebar skeleton. Perhaps there was supposed to be a fountain, but the cement floor has cracked wide open. Instead of sparkling, glittering water, the roundabout holds all manner of trash, which is picked over by chickens and children. “Where are we?” Jackson slows momentarily to avoid a goat. “Magalu.” “Magalu, Christ.” Bob peers out the window. “It’s goddamn Splinterville.” “What comes after Magalu?” I ask Jackson. “Nothing.” “It’s a dead end?” “Yes,” he says. “It is a fully dead end.” “For God’s sake, sweetie.” With his bandana, Bob pats away the spittle on Melinda’s face, “We have good insurance, we’re fully covered for evacuation.” Low-slung breeze-block buildings extend beyond the roundabout. Small side streets drift off between these buildings to mud-and-wattle shacks. But beyond them, Magalu loses interest in itself. † e thick, knobby bush resumes, relentless, interminable, muttering on until the sky. † e rolling geography of the land means the horizon could be anywhere. Am I seeing a hundred miles or twenty? Jackson stops in front of what must be the clinic. † e white-wash is fresh, the door marked with a painted pale blue cross. Perhaps this is a good sign: someone, after all, cares.

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The witch doctor’s curse may evoke old colonialist narratives about “savages,” yet we soon discover that the hunger for supernatural vengeance can arise anywhere. Death can strike as swiftly and horrifyingly in the postcard-perfect Swiss village as it does in Magalu. Perhaps Europeans are simply better at pretending that horror is an aberration. In one of the novel’s most chilling passages, Dorothea, the Tanzanian medic, explains to Pilgrim why the ragged children who live in the bush seem prone to unreflecting violence: “You maybe feel shame for them, but they do not feel shame for themselves. They are strong, because their brothers and sisters who are weak have already died.” Slow and meditative in its first half, The Gloaming becomes more like a conventional thriller in its second. Some readers may balk at the coincidences that push the plot toward resolution; occasionally, the novel may remind us of those globe-trotting, Oscar-bait movies that advance the thesis “everybody is connected.” But Finn’s toughminded prose and brutally believable dialogue prevent her book from slipping into platitudes. Pilgrim will eventually learn that her choices still matter, and the author earns those hopeful moments with her harrowing explorations of despair. The book’s most powerful passages embody both. When Dorothea explains to Pilgrim why the surviving children of the bush live without scruples, she uses an image that evokes the ubiquity of death but also the continuity of life. Like Pilgrim, the children live in a land fed by corpses. Yet they accept their survivor status without guilt and move on to continue the cycle: “Here are more babies than rocks buried in the soil. It is too crowded. There is no room for shame.” 



recipient: “Imagine someone hates you this much? What have you done to him? Perhaps in your heart you know you are guilty. And this magic speaks to your heart.” Such curses might be broken by selfforgiveness, but for Pilgrim and the other characters, that remains an elusive form of redemption. Finn’s prose style is lucid and terse, never showily “literary,” yet she achieves impressive feats of description. When Pilgrim steps outside Magalu to explore “the stuttering, fidgeting bush,” she finds a road “bisect[ing] the green, drawn with all the certainty of a three-year-old’s crayon, wobbling, but indelible.” When the detective enters the home of a recently deceased child, Finn conveys the intensity of a parent’s grief with a simple inventory of the toys that lie strewn in the living room, waiting to be played with: “Later hung upon the air with the almost visible density of dust.” The Gloaming sometimes recalls Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, not only in its scenario of a white person taking a symbolically laden African journey but in its use of landscape to produce a mounting sense of dread. The key differences are that Finn treats her Tanzanian characters as people, not as frightening ciphers — and that her “heart of darkness” has no geographical location.




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Turning the Tables

How would a Gov. Scott or Minter serve Vermont’s food and agriculture communities? BY HANNAH PAL ME R E GAN







s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to dominate the political airwaves with WikiLeaking, system-rigging, pussy-grabbing ballyhoo, Vermont’s own executive contest has unfolded more quietly. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic former transportation secretary Sue Minter have chatted with voters at candidate forums and breakfasts, cocktail parties and an array of other public events. With wind power, taxes and the economy as the major election issues, neither candidate has given much airtime to food or agriculture. A scheduled appearance with the Vermont Farm to Plate network fell through late last month when Minter bailed to hang with Vice President Joe Biden. That left food and ag interests in the dark on how farms, restaurants, breweries and other food-based businesses fit into the candidates’ schematics for a stronger Vermont (read more about their platforms in Terri Hallenbeck’s story on page 32). Hungry for answers, Seven Days pulled a series of questions from representatives at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, Rural Vermont, Vermont Brewers Association, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association and the state chamber of commerce, among other organizations — and posed them to the candidates last week. The reveal? On many issues, the pols showed parity: Both vowed to maintain working agricultural and forest lands under the current use tax structure. Both rejected raising meals, beverage and room taxes, an idea often floated by the legislature to close budget gaps. Neither took a stance on




prioritizing enforcement of a state law requiring truth-in-labeling for products calling themselves “maple” — though each voiced a mandate to protect Vermont’s food and beverage brand and revitalize downtowns. In the following interviews — which have been edited and condensed for space and clarity — the candidates weigh in on young farmers, biodigesters, working in restaurants and more.

SEVEN DAYS: Vermont’s farm population is aging, and the farm succession rate is low, even as high real estate prices prevent many young farmers from accessing land. How would you limit the farmland attrition and improve land access for beginning farmers? PHIL SCOTT: In terms of the high cost of land, we have to preserve Current Use. We have to contain the cost of living, build our population and pay attention to [the needs of ] small businesses. Throughout Vermont, the stagnant population and decrease in the 25 to 45 age group is really hurting our state. TURNING THE TABLES





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After nearly nine years in business, the Burlington Boloco closed on October 16. Located on Church Street, the chain burrito joint offered options such as Buffalo burritos made with antibiotic-free chicken, and Jimmy Carter milkshakes with peanut butter and banana. It’s one of five Boloco locations recently sold to another chain, B.GOOD. The restaurant’s tagline is “” Its menu includes a local apple and bacon bowl with kale, avocado, pomegranate and cranberries; beef, turkey and veggie burgers dressed up

with a variety of fixings; and spiced-pumpkin smoothies. According to Boloco’s aptly named owner and cofounder, John Pepper, current staffers were given the option of staying on at the new business. No word yet on when the Church Street spot will reopen. Meanwhile, if you miss the fare at Boloco, there are still 10 locations in and around Boston.

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Rodriguez’s partner in life and business, will lead the front of the house and help him bring the flavors of her native Philippines to the Esperanza menu. That menu will incorporate casual fare from both countries. From El Salvador will come pupusas — griddled-corn pancakes stuffed with cheese, stewed vegetables or meats — and pasteles, which are similar to empanadas and filled with meats or potatoes. Pan con pollo hoagie sandwiches will cradle saucy chicken. Filipino plates will include crispy fried chicken lollipops and adobo — not the dark and spicy Mexican sauce but a tangy Pacific island stew made with marinated beef, chicken or pork and veggies, then served with rice. Rodriguez also plans to offer tuna kinilaw, a raw dish made with diced cucumbers and onions, similar to ceviche. The chef will revive a few Mexican favorites from the Madera’s menu, too. “We’re going to please the people who would come

here before,” he says. Some Mexican dishes will be available side-by-side with Salvadoran dishes by the same name, so customers can sample both. Salvadoran enchiladas, for instance, are built by layering meats and veggies on a crunchy fried tortilla; the tamales are somewhat larger than Mexican ones and wrapped in banana leaves instead of corn husks. Esperanza will also bring back Madera’s popular line of housemade margaritas. Rodriguez says he’s working with local beverage distributors to source Filipino and Salvadoran beers, along with craft and domestic suds. In Spanish, esperanza means hope, and Rodriguez and Nabalitan are hoping Vermonters will embrace the new flavors they’re bringing to the table. “We’re trying to tap into some new types of food,” Rodriguez says. “There’s no [purely] Salvadoran or Filipino food here.” If all goes according to plan, Esperanza will open on December 1 for lunch and dinner, Tuesday though Saturday.




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SM: I want to put mountain biking on the map — nothing goes better with mountain biking than craft beer. The synergy of that is to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. My downtown program creates growth and investment for entrepre-

NEITHER CANDIDATE HAS GIVEN MUCH AIRTIME TO FOOD OR AGRICULTURE. through this. I think there needs to be assistance all along the way.

SUE MINTER: We need to continue [the] Current Use [Program] and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board’s farm management program, so we can continue to access land and think about how to help new farmers and get more value-added products to market. My InnovateVT economic strategy is about driving innovation in four key sectors; one of them is the farm and forest food economy. We’ve come a long way through the Farm to Plate network — having been a part of initiating that, I see great potential and growth already under way [that] I want to support. I had a great day at the [Vermont] Food Venture Center in the Northeast Kingdom recently — seeing how we support small agricultural producers with a shared, co-op model for creating, storing and shipping food.

SM: We’re looking to implement the Clean Water Act. And I want to make sure my agriculture department provides technical service and support, not just enforcement. We’re at a significant [moment] in terms of our ability to transition farms to better soil-treatment practices. We want to encourage farms to move toward organic where it’s possible. The more we can transition to organic, the better off we’ll be, where water and soil quality are concerned. I’m talking to a lot of small farmers, and I’m hearing great concern that federal rules are imposing new challenges. Addressing that will take a governor who is active with the congressional delegation. I did that during [Tropical Storm] Irene recovery, and I’ll work to ensure that the regulatory burden doesn’t overwhelm [our small farms’] ability to succeed.

SD: Farm practices significantly impact Vermont’s environment, from water quality to soil health and carbon sequestration. How would you incentivize regenerative farming practices? PS: Agriculture is the backbone of Vermont: It’s our tourism and marketing strategy, and it’s all of our endeavors. We have to be a better partner. In practice, we’re making gains, but we

SD: In 2015, craft breweries generated $199 million in Vermont. But most breweries are small startups, which may struggle to grow under proposed mandates for minimumwage increases, overtime pay and paid sick leave. How can the state support this industry? PS: It’s not just the brewing industry. That’s one of the reasons I got involved in politics 16 years ago — I could see the

neurs. And with VT-Outdoors, we’re talking about linking those towns to mountain bike trails and recognizing Vermont as an [outdoor] destination. So, [I want] to create more of a market for [our breweries] as we build our destinations.

And if you look at the last session, I can’t point to one bill that would have provided relief for our businesses. We’re just continuing to place more burden in terms of fees and taxes and obstacles along the way. I’d advocate that every legislator do what I did and go out on this jobs tour. Go work in a kitchen or in the front of the house at a restaurant, and see what you learn. There are many opportunities to open your eyes to the challenges we face. SM: I actually look more to my experience of supporting restaurants in my home community of Waterbury. We’ve created an environment where restaurants are thriving and expanding. My whole InvestVT program is about supporting [our downtowns] to foster an environment in which restaurants and other businesses can thrive. When government can partner with a community that has a vision and a plan — and strong leadership — to bring resources that already exist to meet community goals, we’ve seen transformation.

SD: Have you ever worked in a restaurant? PS: I have. I actually co-owned a couple of Shoney’s restaurants, and a bar as well, where we had food. So I’ve done my share of working in the back of the house. SM: Oh, yeah. I did a lot of restaurant work throughout my twenties. I waitressed in college and worked as a cook — and bartended —  for six or seven years. SD: Based on that experience, how can state government better support food service businesses? PS: We need to market Vermont and double down on this crisis of affordability and economic issues. Our lack of focus on the economy is real. I use this [example] a lot, but two years ago, 1,200 bills were introduced [in the legislature] that could have had real benefits for the economy; only three or four passed.



obstacles coming from the legislature that wouldn’t allow me to grow my business. We can’t continue to make it more difficult for people to create jobs and put great products on the market. I want to increase access to capital for small businesses. I support the Vermont Economic Development [Authority]. I want to create an angel investor tax credit, which would help create new investors.



So the question is: How do we make Vermont more affordable to keep our youth here? How do we attract quality businesses? My campaign is all about improving economic opportunities for small businesses. We need to work with our downtowns and regional planning centers to increase affordable housing and provide tax incentives and permitting help for development. And provide access to capital for small businesses — then not burdening them with overregulation. Specialty agricultural products are one sector that is actually growing. It’s a bright light in our economic future, [and the] beer and cheese producers are a big tourism draw. But we can’t rest on our laurels — other states are following our lead on this.

have significant challenges ahead. Some farms are injecting the soil with manure [instead of spreading it on top]. That’s been very effective [from an environmental standpoint]. We need to develop better buffer zones and crop rotation practices — and incentives to reward those practices. We need to incorporate, for example, [regionalized] biodigesters — so we can create some energy with the by-product. Technology will help us through this situation, and we need to utilize capital grants. The agency of agriculture has an obligation to help, and we as a society need to work our way

In Barre, a $19 million public infrastructure investment has leveraged $45 million in private investment. Barre is now a community on the move. Similar things have happened in St. Albans and in my town of Waterbury. We went from a ghost town to a thriving craft-beer hub. During this election, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Bennington and Windham counties, and I see a lot of downtowns that could benefit from this — and in the Northeast Kingdom, too. 

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rances Moore Lappé poured another mug of coffee. By the end of this day, she said, the world would have produced 80 grams of protein, 2,900 calories and three to four pounds of food per person. That’s only “the leftovers” — the food that remains after half of all globally produced grain is digested at feedlots or burned for fuel. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, most people don’t finish their “leftovers”; if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the U.S. Lappé has spent her life pinpointing the reasons for that waste. She offered me a cup of dark roast as we settled into a couch in the dining room of the Swift House Inn. A fireplace smoldered beside us while travelers tucked into complimentary breakfasts of omelettes, orange juice and housemade granola. It was a remarkably cozy atmosphere for a conversation about the intersection of food democracy and world hunger. The previous evening, October 26, Lappé had delivered a lecture at Middlebury College called “Beyond Hunger: Toward Food Democracy,” an extension of her latest book, World Hunger: 10 Myths. Her talk illuminated the questions she’s tangled with since publishing her first, groundbreaking book, Diet for a Small Planet, 45 years ago. Eighteen books on food and politics later, Lappé still steadfastly asserts that hunger is as much an issue of individual mentality as it is a problem of government systems. Hunger, she writes in 10 Myths, has as much to do with feelings like anxiety, humiliation and fear as it does with the pangs in one’s stomach. “We are creatures of the mind,” said Lappé as the coffeemaker hummed beside us. “And there are culturally determined features that establish what we can and cannot see.” Lappé’s legacy is as multifaceted as it is lengthy. She wrote Diet for a Small Planet at age 26; the Smithsonian National Museum of American History deems it “one of the most influential political tracts of the times.” Translated into 15 languages, her books also include EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want and Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet. In 2008, Lappé won the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award for her global influence on the way people consider food, agriculture and nutrition. Gourmet named her one of “25 People Who Changed Food in America,” along with folks like Julia Child and Thomas Jefferson. Lappé is no stranger to Vermont; she lived in Brattleboro for half a decade during the 1990s as head editor of the late national journal the American News Service. And, she added, her stepmother’s Vermont heritage runs five generations deep. “I was a die-hard, obnoxiously chauvinistic Californian married to somebody who wanted to

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move back East,” recalled Lappé. “Then I was invited to speak at a couple different food conferences [in Vermont], so we came out here and rented a car. It was like an overnight religious conversion; I said I was never leaving.” Lappé parted ways with Brattleboro five years later when she was offered a visiting scholar position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Soon after, she founded the Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, which she now fronts with her daughter, Anna Lappé. (Last June, following in her mother’s footsteps, Anna won a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award for her work as a sustainable food educator.) “I thought I’d be in Vermont forever,” said Lappé. “What turns me on to Vermont is not just the beauty but something about the culture. There’s an expectation of mutual connectedness here. Yes, it’s a small state, but that’s only part of it — you can feel atomized and disconnected in a small community, too.” Lappé paused as an older couple burdened with suitcases trudged to the checkout desk. “When I was here, there was — and, I think, there is — this sense that we’re creating a shared ‘Vermont experience,’” she continued. “That atmosphere of connectedness and co-responsibility is reflected in the food culture here. The more Vermont can embody and communicate that sense of mutual accountability, the more influence it’ll have as a role model for the rest of the country.” To Lappé, “mutual accountability” means knowing that one’s individual decisions — such as whether to buy local or processed foods, to fill one’s diet with plants or animal protein — affect whether or not every human has enough food for life. That sense of responsibility is the opposite of believing any elected leader will swoop in and save us all. “That’s not what democracy is,” she said. “There’s a fallacy in thinking that democracy is something we have, or something that’s given to us. It’s not. Democracy is something that we do. It’s substantiated by the way it’s lived on an everyday basis.” Diet for a Small Planet was published in 1971, a period that resounded with the words of U.S environmentalist Lester Brown: “Scarcity is the new norm.’’ Lappé, then a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, hit the library to “see if [Brown’s comment] was really true,” she said. She was not a trained development specialist, a nutritionist, an international commodities economist or even the holder of a master’s diploma. “But that was the great advantage,” she remarked. “I was fresh eyes. I was asking the questions that everybody else had already bypassed.”

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No hearing will be held and a permit may be ACT 250 NOTICE issued unless, on or MINOR APPLICATION before November 14, #4C1110-3A 2016, a person notifies 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 the Commission of an - 6093 issue or issues requiring On October 6, 2016, the presentation of Essex Alliance Church evidence at a hearing or of the Christian & Misthe Commission sets the sionary Alliance, c/o matter for hearing on its Jeff Kolok, 37 Old Stage own motion. Any hearing Road, Essex Junction, VT request must be in writ05452 filed application ing to the address below, #4C1110-3A for a project must state the criteria or generally described as subcriteria at issue, why Complete the relocation ofthe the following puzzle by




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 accommoda-

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˜ 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 Williston Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Office, and 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 “4C1110-3A”.


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tion, please notify us by November 14, 2016. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under 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 20th day of October, 2016. By: /s/Stephanie Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ NOTICE & WARNING SPECIAL CITY MEETING ˜ e legal voters of the City of Burlington, Vermont are hereby notified and warned to come and vote at a Special City Meeting˝on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2016 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in their respective wards, at the voting places hereinafter named, for the following purposes: To vote upon six special articles placed on the ballot by request of the City Council, one of which was initiated by voter petition, said special articles being as follows: 1. APPROVAL OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CITY CAPITAL PLAN PROJECTS “Shall the City Council be authorized to issue general obligation bonds or notes in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed TwentySeven Million, Five Hundred Seventy-˜ ree ˜ ousand, Five Hundred Eight Dollars and 00/100 ($27,573,508.00) to be borrowed in increments between Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2021 for the purpose of funding capital improvement infrastructure projects of the City and its departments in furtherance of the City’s 10 Year capital plan?” 2. AUTHORITY TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS FOR WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

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“Shall the City Council be authorized to issue revenue bonds or notes in one or more series, pursuant to the City Charter, on behalf of the Water Resources Division of the Department of Public Works, in an amount not to exceed $8,344,000, secured by the revenues of the waterworks system, to be borrowed in increments between Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2020 for the financing of capital additions and improvements to the waterworks system, including (i) capital improvements to the City’s underground pipe and water distribution system, water mains, services, valves and hydrants, and (ii) to fund debt service reserve funds and pay costs of issuance?” Estimated total Project Cost: $8,344,000 City Share of Costs: $8,344,000 3. ADOPTION OF ZA #16-14 “Shall the amendment to Appendix A, Comprehensive Development Ordinance, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington, identified as ZA 16-14 Downtown Mixed Use Core Overlay, be adopted by the City of Burlington?” 4. PLEDGING THE CREDIT OF THE CITY TO SECURE INDEBTEDNESS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT TIF DISTRICT “Shall the City Council be authorized to pledge the credit of the City to secure the repayment of indebtedness or make direct payments for the purpose of funding one or more public improvements and related costs attributable to projects serving the Waterfront Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, specifically: (a) Pine Street Acquisition, Construction and Streetscape Improvements: (the block between Bank Street and Cherry Street) to include property acquisition; street infrastructure and construction; streetscape, stormwater, utility, lighting and multimodal transportation improvements; (b) St. Paul Street Acquisition, Construction and Streetscape Improvements: (the block between Bank Street and Cherry Street) to include property acquisi-

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS tion; street infrastructure and construction; streetscape, stormwater, utility, lighting and multimodal transportation improvements; (c) Cherry Street Streetscape Upgrades: (up to four blocks; between Church Street and Battery Street inclusive of intersections) to include streetscape, stormwater, utility, lighting and multimodal transportation improvements; (d) Bank Street Streetscape Upgrades: (the two blocks between Church Street and Pine Street inclusive of all intersections) to include streetscape, stormwater, utility, lighting and multimodal transportation improvements; (e) Related Costs: reimbursement for TIF eligible related costs incurred by the City for the administration of the Waterfront TIF District, including direct municipal expenses such as departmental or personnel costs related to creating or administering the district to the extent they are paid from the municipal and not education taxes and are

otherwise reimbursed in accordance with law in a total principal amount not to exceed $21,830,000.00 (which would be added to prior approvals for incurrence of Waterfront TIF District debt, since the district’s creation, of $32,858,873.00, of which $15,473,290.00 was outstanding at the start of this fiscal ear), and to issue bonds, notes or make inter-fund loans for such purpose with the understanding that tax increment from the properties within the Waterfront TIF District shall be pledged and appropriated for the payment of such indebtedness or direct costs of the improvements; and with the further understanding that the City may utilize up to but not more than 75 % of all education increment and not less than an equal amount of municipal increment for payments of such indebtedness or direct costs and shall be further authorized upon City Council approval to utilize up to 100 % of municipal increment upon such determination as may be annually made that such additional retention of municipal increment is necessary for the

purposes of reimbursing those direct municipal expenses such as departmental or personnel costs related to creating or administering the district which under the law may only be paid from the municipal and not education taxes?” 5. PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE REGARDING POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL RE MUNICIPAL PARKING GARAGES, LOTS, STRUCTURES “Shall the Charter of the City of Burlington, Acts of 1949, No. 298 as amended be further amended to amend Article 19 Powers of City Council, Section 48, subsection 58 as follows: ARTICLE 19. POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL 48 Enumerated. The ci y council shall have power: … (58)    (A)    To acquire and hold by lease, purchase, gift, condemnation under the provisions of sections  2805 through 2812, inclusive of Title 24 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, as amended, or otherwise, and to maintain and operate within the limits of Chit-


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tenden County, a municipal parking lot or lots, and a municipal parking garage or garages, and any other municipal parking structure(s), and to alter, improve, extend, add to, construct, and reconstruct such lots or garages, subject, however, to the provisions hereinafter contained in this subdivision. In exercising the foregoing power, and notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the city council shall not, except pursuant to subdivision (50) of this section and section 276 of this Charter, have authority to acquire any property outside the limits of the City of Burlington through the use of the power of eminent domain or condemnation. The ci y council shall not be exempt from the responsibility for securing all applicable permits from any community within Chittenden County outside the limits of Burlington in which it desires to construct a parking lot or garage. Any parking lot or garage constructed by the city outside the corporate limits of Burlington shall be subject to the ad valorem property tax of the community in which it is located.

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lots and garages, including reasonable terms, conditions and charges, and shall also have the power to regulate the parking, operation and speed of vehicles and pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the public highways of the city, including such ways, streets, alleys, lanes

or other places as may be open to the public, to erect, maintain and operate coin-operated parking meters equipment and systems for the regulations of parking of vehicles, to govern and control the erection of guideposts, street signs and street safety devices on said

highways, and to prescribe regulations and penalties for violation of the same in respect to all of said matters and to remove and impound as a public nuisance, at the expense of the owner, any vehicle found parking on a public











highway or in a municipal parking lot or garage in violation of any city ordinance or any regulation hereunder, and to prescribe the terms and conditions upon which the owner may redeem such vehicle from the pound, which regulations, when published in the manner provided in section°49°for the publication of ordinances, shall have the force and effect of ordinances of the city, and violations of which shall be subject to the penalties provided in section°50°of this Charter. All ordinances of the city, and all regulations of the board of parking commissioners, in effect prior to July 1, 1959, shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding that the subject matter thereof shall be within the jurisdiction of the board of public works commissioners, unless and until such board shall, by regulation duly adopted and published, alter, amend or repeal the same. (C)°Said board shall also from time to time recommend to the city council the acquisition or construction of municipal parking lots or garages, and the city council shall not authorize such acquisition or construction without such recommendation, nor shall the city council dispose of or lease to others for operation any municipal parking lot or garage without the recommendation of said board. (D)°All receipts from the operation or lease of said municipal parking lots and garages shall be kept by the city treasurer in a separate fund, which shall not at the end of any fiscal year become a part of the general fund of the city under the provisions of section 65 of this Charter, except as hereinafter provided to be known as the Parking Facilities Fund and shall be used. Expenditures from said fund may be authorized by said board for the purpose of paying any and all operating expenses related to operating, maintaining, acquiring, constructing, or expanding of said lots and garages, including

salaries and rentals. any payments on any obligation incurred for construction or repair of those lots or garages. Any amounts unused at the end of a fiscal year shall be carried over to the next fiscal year. All revenues generated from on-street parking equipment and systems shall be used by the city council for traffic regulation and control, including but not limited to acquisition or maintenance of parking facilities; proper repair or construction of streets, sidewalks, and bridges; traffic or parking demand management facilities, planning, or services; traffic calming measures; and other transportation-related activities. In addition, the city council may vote to place any such revenues in the Parking Facilities Fund, at its discretion. ˜ ere shall also be credited to said fund by the city treasurer such portion of the receipts of traffic meter installations on the public streets of the city as is not appropriated by the city council for the purpose of purchasing and operating said traffic meter installations or controlling or regulating traffic. At the close of each fiscal year the city treasurer shall credit to the general fund of the city such portion of the balance of said fund, after the payment of operating expenses, as may be required to meet interest payments on any obligations issued for the purpose of acquiring, altering, improving, extending, adding to, constructing or reconstructing such parking lots or garages, and shall further credit to the sinking fund of the city such further portion of said balance as may be required to meet principal payments on any obligations issued for said purpose, provided, however, that any pledge, assignment or hypothecation of net revenues under paragraph (E) shall be complied with before making such credits. (E)°If it shall reasonably appear to said the board of public works commissioners at any time that the receipts from said the existing municipal parking lots or garages are in excess of the amounts required for the purposes enumerated in the preceding paragraph, and that the acquisition of further lots or garages is not required, they shall cause rates and charges for the use of said lots and garages, or some of them, to be reduced. (F) If the board of public works commissioners,

Subject pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (C) of this subdivision, has recommended the acquisition or construction of a new parking lot or garage, the city council may from time to time pledge, assign or otherwise hypothecate the net revenues from said lots or garages, after the payment of operating expenses, and may mortgage any part or all of said lots or garages, including personal property located therein, to secure the payment of the cost of purchasing, acquiring, leasing, altering, improving, extending, adding to, constructing or reconstructing said lots or garages, but the city council shall not pledge the credit of the city for any of said purposes except in accordance with the provisions of section°62°of this Charter.?” * Material underlined added. ** Material stricken out deleted. 6. BIKE PATH RELOCATION “Shall the Mayor of Burlington and the City Council be advised to relocate the Burlington Bicycle Path to the west side of the railroad tracks between College and King Streets even if that means utilizing the public trust doctrine or eminent domain to accomplish this task?” ˜ e following are designated as polling places, viz: Ward One: Mater Christi School, 100 Mansfield Ave. Ward Two: H.O. Wheeler School (Integrated Arts Academy), 6 Archibald St. Ward ˜ ree: Lawrence Barnes School (Sustainability Academy), 123 North St. Ward Four: Saint Mark’s Youth Center, 1271 North Ave. Ward Five: Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine St. Ward Six: Edmunds Middle School, 275 Main St. Ward Seven: Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, 130 Gosse Ct. Ward Eight: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St. ˜ e polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. /s/ Miro Weinberger Miro Weinberger, Mayor Publication Dates: 10/19/16, 10/26/16 and 11/02/16 Burlington, Vermont Seven Days Burlington, Vermont


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NOTICE OF TAX SALE ˜ e resident and non-resident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of land in the Town of Richmond, County of Chittenden, and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the taxes assessed by such Town for the fiscal years 7/1/136/30/14, 7/1/14-6/30/15 and 7/1/15-6/30/16 remain either in whole or in part unpaid on the real property and/or mobile homes hereinbelow described and situated in the Town of Richmond and so much of said real property and/or mobile homes will be sold at a public auction in the Town Center Meeting Room located in the Richmond Town Hall at 203 Bridge Street in the Town of Richmond on the 22nd of November, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon, as shall be required to discharge said taxes with costs, unless previously paid: PROPERTY 4: Being an 11.5-acre parcel of land, together with a dwelling located thereon, owned by Robert E. Kenney and Sharon Kenney, located at 217 Stage Road, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Robert E. Kenney and Sharon Kenney by Warranty Deed of Michael Mobbs and Arlene Mobbs dated July 31, 1991, and of record in Book 74, Page 320 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #SR0217) PROPERTY 5: Being a parcel of land, together with a dwelling located thereon, owned by Phillip M. Keppelman, located at 654 Durand Road, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Phillip M. Keppelman by Quitclaim Deed of Arthur C. Keppelman, Jr., dated August 25, 1980, and of record in Book 38, Page 311 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #DR0654) PROPERTY 6: Being a lot with mobile home located thereon owned by Michael P. Martell, located on the southerly side of Jonesville Stage Road, having a frontage on Stage Road of 175’, more commonly known as 517 Stage Road, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises decreed to Michael P. Martell by Final Decree of Distribution in the Estate of Nancy M. Martell dated November 17, 2011, and of record in Book 208, Page 124 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #SR0517)

PROPERTY 7: Being a parcel of land, together with a dwelling located thereon, owned by Joseph R. McHugh and Andrea C. McHugh, located at 179 Lawrence Road, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Joseph R. McHugh and Andrea C. McHugh by Warranty Deed of Karen L. Mazza and Ronald F. Mazza dated September 23, 2005, and of record in Book 167, Page 476 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #LR0179) PROPERTY 8: Being Parcel A containing one acre and Parcel B, together with a dwelling located thereon, owned by Jackie Pichette and Zachary Pichette, located at 333 Cochran Road, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Jackie Pichette and Zachary Pichette by Warranty Deed of Bradford Fischer and Deanna Fischer dated May 31, 2006, and of record in Book 171, Page 670 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #CO333) PROPERTY 9: Being a parcel of land, together with a dwelling located thereon, owned by Harland Stockwell and Karen Stockwell, located at 149 Esplanade Street, Richmond, Vermont. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Harland Stockwell and Karen Stockwell by Warranty Deed of Guy A. Marchessault and Penelope J. Marchessault dated October 13, 1987, and of record in Book 60, Page 18 of the Richmond Land Records. (Parcel ID #ES0149) Information regarding the amount of taxes due may be obtained through Joseph D. Fallon, Esq., Attorney for the Delinquent Tax Collector, Laurie Brisbin, at 802-482-2137. DATED at Richmond, Vermont, this 13th day of October, 2016. s/ Laurie Brisbin LAURIE BRISBIN, Delinquent Tax Collector for the Town of Richmond Received for record at the Richmond Town Clerk’s Office on October 13, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. Recorded in Book 237, Pages 298-299 of the Town of Richmond Land Records. ATTEST: s/ Martha Laing, Asst. Richmond Town Clerk

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. STATE OF VERMONT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 147-6-13 CACV CITIFINANCIAL, INC. v. GARY R. MCGINNIS AKA GARY MCGINNIS AND HEATHER M. MCGINNIS AKA HEATHER MCGINNIS OCCUPANTS OF 323 MAIN 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 March 25, 2016 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Gary R. McGinnis and Heather M. McGinnis to CitiFinancial, Inc., dated July 7, 2006 and recorded in Book 316 Page 426 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 323 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont on November 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN TOWNSHIP OF ST. JOHNSBURY, CALEDONIA COUNTY, STATE OF VT, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BOOK 254 PAGE 76 ID# 011148004, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES AS CONVEYED TO LEON W. BRYER AND BETTY M. BRYER BY EXECUTOR’S DEED OF ALLAN H. ROBINSON, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ELLEN B. ROBINSON, DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 1953 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 106 AT PAGE 31 OF THE ST. JOHNSBURY LAND RECORDS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM LEON W. BRYER and BETTY M. BRYER TO GARY R. MCGINNIS and HEATHER M. MCGINNIS , DATED 05/19/2000 RECORDED ON 05/22/2000 IN BOOK 254, PAGE 76 IN CALEDONIA COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF VT. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and

references contained therein in further aid of this description. ° Terms°of°sale:°Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. ˜ e balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. ˜ 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 : October 21, 2016 By: /S/ William Dziedzic, Esq. William Dziedzic, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT ESSEX UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 39-10-14 EXCV BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. v. JAMES THERRIEN AND CAROLYN THERRIEN A/K/A CAROLYN MESSINA OCCUPANTS OF 144 HALL STREAM ROAD, BEECHER FALLS, 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 February 23, 2016 n the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by James ˜ errien and Carolyn ˜ errien a/k/a Carolyn Messina to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., dated October 31, 2008 and recorded in Book 56 Page 360 of the land records of the Town of Canaan, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by

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virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from (1) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc. to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP dated November 3, 2009 and recorded in Book 57 Page 450 and an Assignment of Mortgage from (2) BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP to Bank of America, N.A. dated April 2, 2012 and recorded in Book 60 Page 240 of the land records of the Town of Canaan for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 144 Hall Stream Road, Village of Beecher Falls, Town of Canaan, Vermont on December 1, 2016 at 11:30 am all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: TAX ID NUMBER(S): U06005 LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF BEECHER FALLS IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX IN THE STATE OF VT BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES AS CONVEYED TO JAMES THERRIEN AND CAROLYN MESSINA BY WARRANTY DEED OF CHARLES O. STEVENS, II AND SHIRLEY T. STEVENS, HUSBAND AND WIFE DATED 08/16/2005, AND RECORDED 08/17/2005 IN BOOK 51, PAGE 512 OF THE ESSEX LAND RECORDS AND IN SAID DEED DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, KNOWN AS 144 HALL STREET ROAD, BEECHER FALLS VILLAGE IN THE TOWN OF CANAAN, COUNTY OF ESSEX AND STATE OF VERMONT, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, VIZ: BEING ALL AND THE SAME LANDS AND PREMISES, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, AS CONVEYED TO CHARLES O. STEVENS, II AND SHIRLEY T. STEVENS BY EXECUTOR’S DEED OF PHILIP E. THERRIEN, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF EDNA M. THERRIEN, DATED FEBRUARY 14, 2000 AND RECORDED IN THE TOWN OF CANAAN LAND RECORDS IN BOOK 44, PAGE 64, SAID LANDS AND PREMISES ARE DESCRIBED THEREIN AS FOLLOWS; “BEING ALL AND THE SAME LANDS

APARTMENT 5. Warranty Deed from David M. Bisbee and Tamara Bisbee dated May 7, 1999 and recorded in Book 378 at Pages 240-241. APARTMENT 6. Warranty Deed from Betty L. Biedermann, d/b/a Tibbets House Associates dated April 26, 1994 and recorded in Book 279 at Pages 333-336. APARTMENT 7. Warranty Deed from Betty L. Biedermann, d/b/a Tibbets House Associates dated April 26, 1994 and recorded in Book 279 at Pages 337-340. APARTMENT 8. Warranty Deed from Betty L. Biedermann, d/b/a Tibbets House Associates dated April 26, 1994 and recorded in Book 279 at Pages 341-343. APARTMENT 9. Warranty Deed from Betty L. Biedermann, d/b/a Tibbets House Associates dated April 26, 1994 and recorded in Book 279 at Pages 344-347. 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


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TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certifie check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. Th balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank tre surer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale.

THE CONTENTS OF STORAGE UNIT 0104419, 01-03534 LOCATED AT 28 ADAMS DR. OR 48 INDUSTRIAL DR., WILLISTON, VT 05495, WILL BE SOLD ON NOVEMBER 17TH 2016 TO SATISFY THE DEBT OF CATHY CANADAY. Any person claiming a right to the goods may pay the amount claimed due and reasonable expenses before the sale, in which case the sale may not occur.

The mo tgagor 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 : October 21, 2016 By: /S/ William Dziedzic, Esq. William Dziedzic, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1129-7-16CNPR In re estate of Marion M. Munsell. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Marion M. Munsell late of of Williston, VT. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publicatio of this notice. The clai must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim ma be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 10/5/2016 /s/ Peter A. Munsell Signature of Fiduciary

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The hearing wi l provide information on the following public questions that have been placed on the ballot, the full text of which can be found in the Meeting Warning posted in the City Clerk’s Offic and through the City’s webpage http://www. Elections: 1. Approval of GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CITY CAPITAL PLAN PROJECTS 2. AUTHORITY TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS FOR WATER SYSEM IMPROVEMENTS 3. ADOPTION OF ZA 16-14 4. PLEDGING THE CREDIT OF THE CITY TO SECURE INDEBTEDNESS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT TIF DISTRICT 5. PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGES REGARDING POWERS OF CITY COUNCIL RE MUNICIPAL PARKING GARAGES, LOTS, STRUCTURES 6. BIKE PATH RELOCATION For more information, contact the Burlington Clerk/Treasurer’s Office 802-865-7000 or http:// ContactUs.

WARNING WILLISTON TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2016 The legal oters of the Williston Town School District are hereby notified and warned to mee at the Williston Central School Gymnasium on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. at which time the polls will open, until 7:00 p.m. at which time the polls will close, to vote by Australian ballot upon the following Article of business: ARTICLE I: Shall general obligations bonds or notes of Williston Town School District in an amount not to exceed Nineteen Million Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Do lars ($19,850,000), subject to reduction from available state construction grants in aid and appropriations, be issued for the purpose of financing th District’s share of the cost of making certain public improvements, viz: Major renovations of the Williston Central School Building.  State funds may not be available at the time this project is otherwise eligible to receive state school construction aid.  The District is responsible for all costs incurred in connection with any borrowing done in anticipation of state school construction aid. The legal oters of the Williston Town School District are further warned and notified tha an informational meeting will be held at the Williston Central School in the Town of Williston on Thursda , November 3, 2016, commencing at 6:00 p.m. in the evening, for the purpose of explaining the subject improvements and the financin thereof. Voter registration, checklist amendment, absentee voting and conduct of said special meeting shall be in accordance with Sections 422(c) and 553 of Title 16, and Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated. Dated this 20th day of September, 2016 Chair Kevin Mara, Dirs. Joshua Diamond, Karen F. Maklad, Amanda Marvin, Brendan McMahon Received for record and recorded prior to posting this 21st day of September, 2016, Deborah Beckett, Williston Town Clerk


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WARNING NOVEMBER 8, 2016 SPECIAL CITY MEETING PUBLIC INFORMATION HEARING A Public Information Hearing on the Public Questions to be voted on at the Special City Meeting will be held on

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APARTMENT 4. Warranty Deed from David M. Bisbee and Tamara Bisbee dated May 7, 1999 and

recorded in Book 378 at Pages 238-239.


In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered January 28, 2016 in the above captioned

Being Tibbets House Condominium Apartments 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, together with the percentages of ownership interest in the Tibbets House Condominiums complex appurtenant to said condominium units,

The Premises consist o all and the same land and premises conveyed to Bruce D. Bell andLeslie Gauff by the following six Warranty Deeds:



To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Audra Allen and Daniel Burgess by Warranty Deed of Bruce D. Bell and Leslie Gauff, dated June 20, 2005 and recorded at Book _____, Page ______ of the Stowe Land Records; the conveyed premises are more particularly described as follows:


TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certifie check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. Th balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank tre surer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale.


as established by the Declaration of Tibbets House Condominium dated December 30, 1983 and recorded in Book 110 at Pages 561-570 of the Stowe Land Records (all recording references hereinafter are to the Stowe Land Records), as amended by Amendment dated July 13, 1987 and recorded in Book 144 at Pages 24-47, and as further amended by Correction of the Addendum to Exhibit A and B to the Amendment to the Declaration of Tibbits House Condominium Certificat dated December 28, 1989 and filed in the Cond minium Files of the Stowe Land Records, together with the Certificatio Re: Betty L. Biedermann d/b/a Tibbits House Association with Bruce D. Bell and Leslie Gauff dated October 11, 1994 and recorded in Book 288 at Pages 143-144, and as further amended by Amended and Restated Declaration of Tibbets House Condominiums dated December 30, 1999 and recorded in Book 395 at Pages 124-153, including the Exhibits appended thereto and the Floor Plans, Site Plan, and other documents referred to therein.


Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described.

DATED : October 27, 2016 By: /S/ Rachel Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Audra Allen and Daniel Burgess to InterBay Funding, LLC, dated June 21, 2005 and recorded in Book 612 Page 151 of the land records of the Town of Stowe, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from InterBay Funding, LLC to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC dated June 21, 2006 and recorded in Book 680 Page 95 of the land records of the Town of Stowe, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 580 Mountain Road, Units 4-9, Stowe, Vermont on November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,



The mo tgagor 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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SAFETY MANAGER Petroleum distributor with 14 Tractors and an Excellent Safety Record needs a Safety Manager to Handle Compliance, Accident Investigation, Loss Prevention, Training, Conduct Safety Meetings, Logs, Licensing etc. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of DOT Regs., Hazardous Materials Regulations as well as excellent verbal, written skills and ability to handle multiple priorities. Minimal dispatching is also part of the daily duties. EMPLOYER BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Holidays, Free Parking, and Gas at Cost!! Send resumes to

Engaging minds that change the world

Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily. Grounds Maintenance Worker - Physical Plant Dept - #S886PO - Maintain campus landscape including all ornamental plantings, minor pruning and shearing of trees and shrubs, turf, athletic fields, sidewalks, roadways and parking lots. Assist with the maintenance of irrigation systems. Assist with furniture/equipment moving. Access information utilizing appropriate computer software programs. Promote a work place that encourages safety within the Shop and field. Operate a University vehicle. This position reports to a Maintenance Operations Supervisor and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. I/O 97785 High School Diploma; 1 year of landscape maintenance experience. 1 year plowing experience/equipment operation. Computer skills. Valid driver’s license and driver’s check required. Specific physical requirements may apply based Days on Seven job functions. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace 11/02/16 diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers.

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Fortgfurther information on this position and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Untitled-18 1

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The Online Fundraising and Digital Engagement Manager is responsible for supporting online fundraising, digital communications and marketing of the Vermont Foodbank. They will assist in bridging fundraising and marketing to create a frictionless path between constituents and the Foodbank. Send applications, cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department; Attn: Francine Chittenden or email fchittenden@ The Vermont Foodbank is an EOE.

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ACCOUNTING CLERKS Age Well is expanding our Finance Department. We are seeking two Accounting Clerks; one focused on Account Payables and the other on Account Receivables. Our Accounting Clerks will be responsible for journal entry preparation, processing payment and deposits, providing support for monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting reconciliations, as well as other administrative and strategic projects. These positions require individuals who are highly detail oriented, adept at working independently and proficient with Microsoft Office with the ability to create spreadsheets and manage database and reporting tools. The successful candidates will have a minimum of an associate’s degree, 1-2 years’ experience in accounting, or commensurate work experience. These are full-time, benefits eligible positions. However, there is flexibility in scheduling. If you are interested in joining a team that supports the health and welfare of seniors in our community and this sounds like the right position for you, please send your cover letter and resume to:, or fax to (802) 865-0363. AGE WELL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. AS THE LEADING EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE AGING POPULATION, OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE THE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE THAT INSPIRES OUR COMMUNITY TO EMBRACE AGING WITH CONFIDENCE.

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Come work for Kelly Services as a seasonal delivery driver with FedEx Ground .




• 21 years or older • 1 year of business-related driving experience within the last 3 years required, or 5 years of experience within the last 10 years • Weekly electronic pay options • Safety bonus plan

Apply today! Inquire in Person Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 322 Leroy Road Williston, VT 05495 FedEx Ground is a registered trademark of the Federal Express Corporation An Equal Opportunity Employer © 2016 Kelly Services, Inc. 16-0557G1

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

Residential Counselor

PLUMBER/SERVICE TECHNICIAN J.W. & D.E. Ryan is a well established, family-owned plumbing, heating and AC contractor in Vergennes, VT. We are currently seeking a plumber/ service technician to join our team. Our work is primarily residential and light commercial and our range of services include design, installation and maintenance. Journeyman or Master license a plus, but if you are mechanically inclined, we are willing to train. The position is full-time with benefits including paid time off, 6 paid holidays, health insurance, training/ education, life insurance, short-term disability insurance and a matching 401(k). Competitive pay based on experience.

To apply, please email your resume to or mail to: J.W. & D.E. Ryan, Inc. PO Box 6, Vergennes, VT 05491

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The Group Home is a residential program of the Northeastern Family Institute of VT, which provides assessment & 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 & 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. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to

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Our mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

Event Coordinator

Lund is currently hiring for a part-time Event Coordinator to coordinate all aspects of Lund’s largest annual fundraising event. 10 to 20 hours per week with the requirement of more hours leading up to event in June 2017. Position will coordinate all logistics related to the event including materials, vendors, donor relations, management of site schedule and action plans, oversight of pre-registration process, signage, and volunteers. Coordinator will devise and implement marketing plan for the event through emails, social media, direct mail and posters/advertising in order to build participant levels up for the event, write press releases and coordinate other media efforts for the event. Coordinator will oversee event day and post event breakdown and organization. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, interest and experience in event planning and implementation, exceptional customer service skills, and computer/ technology skills ideally with experience in peer to peer fundraising software. Creativity and enthusiasm for Lund and our mission is required. Some weekend hours will be required. Part-time employees eligible for time off accrual and paid holidays. EEO/AA To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009 fax: (802) 864-1619 email:


AIRCRAFT HELICOPTER MECHANIC FULL TIME Hired individual will be responsible for assisting with and performing scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance on both rotary and fixed wing machines.

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A&P License 145 experience/background Rotary/fixed wing mechanic experience preferred Overhaul/heavy maintenance experience A thorough working knowledge of the repair and maintenance of airframes, hydraulics, fuel systems, aircraft engines, structures, wiring and components Must be able to pass extensive FBI background check and FAA mandated drug-screening test Perform daily/post-flight/thru-flight inspections as required and perform necessary maintenance to correct any malfunctions Service aircraft with fuel, oil, etc. in preparation for flights Must have the ability to communicate effectively and deal courteously and professionally with the customer if needed Must be able to work well with others or independently, predicated on the scope and depth of operations at specified sites Ability to physically perform climbing, stooping, stretching, etc. operations related to the job and lift up to 50 pounds.

• Analytical abilities sufficient to handle complex technical and administrative details Mansfield Heliflight is a fast-paced, friendly environment, offering competitive wages and benefits.

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Early Educators Turtle Island is a landmark child care and education center, serving infants through pre-kindergarten. We are located on beautiful grounds with a natural playscape near the North Branch Nature Center. We are seeking experienced, professional, qualified Early Educators. We currently have a number of full time & part time positions open. Our 11:35 AM philosophy centers around emergent curriculum. If you would like to join our highly qualified teaching staff, please apply on or e-mail your resume, cover letter and 3 references to: director@

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Busy, private family practice is seeking a qualified candidate to work in their billing department. This is a full time position. Duties include payment posting, electronic funds transfers, A/P, and deposits. Must have experience with Excel, Quickbooks, plus experience with an electronic health record, preferably Medent. Must be organized and detail oriented. Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.

Send cover letter and resume to Cheryl McCaffrey, Practice Administrator, TCHC, 586 Oak Hill Road, Williston, Vermont 05495 or email cheryl.mccaffrey@

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Seasonal Positions

FRONT DESK/ SCHEDULER Busy, mid-sized family practice is looking for a part time front desk/scheduler. This position is Monday in Scheduling; Wednesday and Friday, Front Desk; and Saturday/Sunday mornings, Front Desk. This position is approximately 32 hours per week. Experience with an electronic health record preferred. Must be detailoriented, dependable, and enjoy working with patients. Please send cover letter and resume to:

We have immediate openings in our manufacturing department for long-term, full-time & part-time seasonal employment. We have other opportunities available throughout our company for days, early evening, and weekend shifts. No experience is necessary; we will train you.

Warehouse Manufacturing Customer service reps

Apply in person. 8 am to 5 pm 210 East Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477

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Cheryl McCaffrey, Practice Administrator, TCHC, 586 Oak Hill Road, Williston, Vermont 05495.

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Veterinary Technician Vergennes Animal Hospital in Vergennes is seeking a highly motivated full-time technician to join our team. Preferred: graduate of a veterinary technical school and/or at least one year previous experience. We are looking for a caring team member dedicated to a high standard of pet care. Must be able to work a varied work schedule including evenings and alternating Saturdays. Please send cover letter and resume to Tamara Durfee, Office Manager at

Our client, a well-established car dealer in the Burlington, VT area, is seeking an experienced Controller/Office Manager to help manage a multi-franchise automotive dealership. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing monthly financial statements on a timely basis; balance sheet analysis; creating reports summarizing business activity and financial position; overseeing dealership accounting; preparation of payroll and payroll records; training, supervising, and assisting office staff; ensuring proper internal controls are in place; HR administration. Strong computer skills required, including Microsoft Office and, ideally, in-depth knowledge of Reynolds and Reynolds Dealership Management System. The position reports to the dealership's owners and plays a key role in the leadership of the company. Significant experience in accounting, office management, and managing is required. CPA preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Frank Sadowski at if interested.

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Come join our team of talented employees, in a fast paced, growing, mission-based company located in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned leader in the non-GMO seed, farming and food community, committed to providing high quality organic seeds to our customers. We care about the earth, each other and what we do and are seeking a full-time year-round Wholesale Sales Associate that shares our vision.

Wholesale Sales Associate The Wholesale Sales Associate is primarily focused on selling to resellers of our seed through both inbound and outbound channels. The successful candidate will maximize sales and manage relationships with existing wholesale accounts. He/she will also build relationships with identified potential customers and sell wholesale products in these new markets. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented, possess excellent prioritization and organizational skills, solid written and oral communication skills, and have a willingness to do outreach on the phone and in person. This person must be willing to travel and represent High Mowing at tradeshows and in-store visits. Experience with farming, gardening, and/or food related business is required. A complete job description can be obtained on our website: html.

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Gardener’s Supply Company, America’s leading catalog & web-based gardening company, is 100% employee-owned, and recognized as a leader and innovator in organizational design, company culture, and employee participation and engagement. We have been voted one of Vermont’s “Best Places to Work” and were recently awarded “Best in the World for Workers” from B Labs, the organizing body for B Corporations. (We’re one of those, too!) We are looking for a new Human Resources Director to be a vital participant in our growth and development. This is an opportunity that does not come along very often!

HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR As Human Resource Director, you will be an integral member of our management team. You will help sustain and foster all that makes Gardener’s Supply a great place to work, and gives our team a key competitive advantage. You will be the voice and keeper of our company culture, and driver of our organizational development. You will oversee all aspects of Human Resources, including the development and administration of HR policies and programs, payroll, benefits, salary administration, recruitment, training, and workers’ compensation. The right candidate will participate at a strategic level, and translate the corporate strategic business plan into HR strategic and operational plans. But, while we work hard, we also have fun, and we want someone with enthusiasm for the day to day quirks that make us special.

Interested? Please send your cover letter & resumé to Gardener’s Supply Company, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401 or to

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Sterling College Working Hands.Working Minds.

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

Chef & Director of Dining Services Sterling College, located in the heart of Vermont’s rural agricultural economy and vibrant local food system, invites applications for a Chef & Director of Dining Services to provide leadership for the college ranked #1 in sustainable food by both the Real Food Challenge and Sierra magazine. The College seeks a practitioner who can efficiently manage a sustainable cafeteria operation that daily serves high-quality food to approximately 150 people and caters a variety of special events, while educating about food preparation and the impact of food choices. The creative challenge of the Director position is to simultaneously source food that is seasonal, sustainable, and affordable, consistently serve appealing meals that nourish our community, and safely operate an educational kitchen and dining hall.

Clinical Operations Coordinator, Invest EAP Assist with oversight of clinical operations for Invest EAP (, a statewide non-profit Employee Assistance Program promoting workplace health and wellbeing. Invest EAP has a large team of licensed counselors providing short-term counseling and resources to over 160,000 working Vermonters. The position provides oversight for incoming calls to EAP including how calls are processed, organizational consultation to managers and supervisors and coordination of the clinical response to critical incidents. The position will provide management of service delivery to business accounts and coordinate relations with contracted counselors who provide direct EAP services. Opportunities for growth and promotional opportunities. Requirements

The College is seeking applicants with excellent professional cooking skills, with a minimum of 5–10 years of experience, current food safety certification, excellent written and oral communication skills, and more. Apply by sending a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Katie Lavin, Assistant to the President, at klavin@ Visit for a full description of this position, its responsibilities, and its requirements. Sterling College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Workplace health and wellness Dynamic position managing multiple state-wide projects and relationships with or-

ganizational leaders for Invest EAP (, a statewide non-profit promoting workplace health and wellbeing. This position is responsible for building relationships, monitoring and ensuring program quality, coordinating team projects, educating colleagues and members, organizing business meetings, developing promotional trainings and materials as well as serving as a lead presenter at conferences.

PCC’s Documentation Team is seeking a technical writer, reporter, and content creator. Our team turns complex software procedures and pediatric industry topics into focused, engaging educational and instructional content.

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Requirements Position requires an experienced professional who is a self-starter, able to engage oth-

ers, skilled at prioritization, organized, confident, articulate, persistent and savvy. Our team is seeking someone who identifies solutions, build consensus, solicits feedback and can execute an implementation plan. Must be confident with learning new technologies and be familiar with MS Office software. Background in public health, counseling or social work is desirable. Based in Burlington with some state-wide travel.

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Excellent writing and editing skills Journalistic skills: The ability to interview SMEs, take detailed notes, and produce concise instructional content Demonstrated comfort with computers, software, and new technologies The ability to work independently on a deadline A willingness to learn, adapt, and take feedback

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Technical Writer and Educational Content Creator

Knowledge of issues facing the health care industry and/or pediatrics Past professional experience as a writer, reporter, teacher, or technical content creator Comfort with web production software and technologies such as Wordpress, HTML, etc. Experience recording voice-overs, creating instructional videos, or other experience with multi-media

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requires experience with ICP-MS and sample preparation techniques for the analysis of metals and nutrients in water, soil and other matrices. The Department of Vermont Health Access successful applicant will demonstrate their ability to operate the Lab’s ICPThe Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) is currently recruiting MS and flame/furnace AA instruments and ability to work with other analytical for a Medicaid Medical Director (MMD) to report directly to the Deputy equipment used for feed and fertilizer testing. The ability to work as a Commissioner for the Health Services and Managed Care Unit. This position Experienced professional sought to lead the Vermontmember Department Tourism contributing of a motivatedof team of analysts, program administrators, will be responsible for clinical aspects of benefit administration and health field staff and data analysts is an important part of this position. This & Marketing’s public and trade relations eff orts. This mission-critical position care improvement, providing medical expertise to the health system, quality is not a research position, but is for a chemist who will participate and improvement, The MMD provides leadership and oversight isprovider designed generate positive tourism-related coverage of Vermont in the provide analytical support to several inter-agency for the Drugnational Utilization Review and Medicaid Pharmacy benefit in The Director of Communications is programs that monitor andBoard international marketplace. environmental contaminants and validate agricultural and consumer product partnership with board members and the Pharmacy Director. The MMD has responsible for the development and implementation of will a proactive guarantees. VAEL be moving to abusiness new facility in Randolph, VT. Applicants the capacity to collaborate with and oversee clinical activities within Medicaid must anticipate the relocation of their workstation outreach plan consistent with the goals and mission of the Department of from Burlington to and work collaboratively across the Agency of Human Services Departments Randolph within three years. Tourism and Marketing asidentifying well as maintaining consistent communications in the interest of improving clinical programs while effective and

Tourism & Marketing: Director of Communications Job Description:

efficient ways to continually improve services and focus This on the Triple Aim; is responsible for all tourism media via social networking tools. position This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be Improving the patient experience of care, including quality and satisfaction, relations in-state and out-of-state; press release development; targeted considered for more than one pitching level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of Opening. VAEL Scientist II; Chemistry (Metals, Feed and Fertilizer Analyst) tourism story ideas to regional and national media; development of press health care. Qualified candidates must possess an M.D. or a D.O. with an Job Opening # 620141 VAEL Scientist III, Chemistry (Metals, Feed and familiarization trips and Position itineraries; management of media contact lists; and active Vermont medical license in good standing. requires at least Fertilizer Analyst) Job Opening # 620166 five (5) yearssupport of clinical experience, three (3) ofinternational which must have involved for Vermont’s public relations initiatives. The Director leadership and management experience in the health care industry. Please For more information, contact Guy Roberts will also collaborate with the Agency of Commerce executive team in theat Note: This is a full time exempt position, submit applications, letter of Reference Job ID #620166 or 620141. Location: Burlington. Status: Full of ato proactive travel trade recruitment plan. This interest and development accompanying resume/cv or for and business time. Application deadline: November 9, 2016. position will report to the Commissioner more information (802) 241-0147. Reference Job ID# 620203. Location: of Tourism & Marketing. Williston. Status: Full time/Exempt. Application deadline: November 14, Job Description: 2016. Candidates must: demonstrate strong oral and written skills; have a BA in

Tourism & Marketing: Director of Communications

VAEL SCIENTIST III; CHEMISTRY Experienced professional sought to leadAIR the Vermont Department of Tourism (ORGANICS, TOXICS) Public Relations or related field; have a trade minimum of five yearsThis of relevant work position & Marketing’s public and relations eff orts. mission-critical Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST experience; demonstrate knowledge of Vermont and Vermont’s tourism industry.

is designed to generate positiveThetourism-related coverage ofLaboratory Vermont in the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental (VAEL) is posting a Housing and Community Development national and international Theto Director of Communications Chemist position work in its Organic Chemistry Department. is This position The Department seeks candidates with strong financial management skills marketplace. Resume, samples a minimum of three references requires and LC-MSshould experience, ideally in the analysis and sample to assist communities with writing federally-funded projects and asfor a member of its responsible the development andGC-MS implementation of abe proactive business preparation for Air Toxics methods TO-11 and TO-15. Experience grants management team. The position requires a high level of accounting, submitted to Kitty Sweet, Vermont Agency Commerce Community outreach plan consistent withof the goals and and mission of the Department of with EPA Method 8260 would be helpful. The candidate is expected to work in other audit and financial management experience. The Grants Management Development, One National Life Drive,asMontpelier, VT 05620-0501. In- communications and out-ofTourism and Marketing well as maintaining consistent Specialist will provide technical assistance and conduct financial reviews sections of the Organic Department as time permits. A successful applicant via networking tools. This position istheir responsible for all tourism media state monitoring, travel will be social required. Salary range: $45,000 - $50,000. through compliance financial audit management and program will demonstrate ability to become a lead instrument operator in the relations in-state and out-of-state; press release development; targeted completion of housing, infrastructure, and economic disaster recovery Lab’s Air Toxics section, while showing versatilitypitching with other analytical tourism story ideas with to regional instrumentation. and national media; of press projects. It will help ensure Department and grantee compliance Ability to workdevelopment as a contributing member of a motivated program requirements set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban team of scientists, program administrators, field staff and data analysts is familiarization trips and itineraries; management of media contact lists; and Development. The position requires support attention to detail; ease in working with an important part of this position. This is not a research position, for Vermont’s international public relations initiatives. The Directorbut is for a the public; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and chemist who will provide analytical support to several inter-agency programs will also collaborate with the Agency of Commerce executive team in the the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. For more which monitor environmental contaminants. The Laboratory will be moving to development of a proactive travel trade and business recruitment plan. This information, contact Ann Kroll via Reference a new facility in Randolph, VT. Applicants must anticipate the relocation of position will report to the Commissioner offrom Tourism & toMarketing. Job ID #620226 Location: Montpelier. Status: Limited Service, Full time. their workstation Burlington Randolph within three years. Application deadline: November 9, 2016. position is being recruited at multiple If you wouldin like to be Candidates must: demonstrateThis strong oral and written skills;levels. have a BA considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Public Relations or related field;Opening. have VAEL a minimum of five years of relevant work Scientist III; Chemistry (Organics, Air Toxics), Job Opening # experience; demonstrate knowledge of Vermont Vermont’s industry. 620142 VAEL Scientist IV;and Chemistry (Organics, tourism Air Toxics), Job Opening # 620167. For more information, contact Guy Roberts at guy.roberts@vermont. Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Reference Job #620167 or 620142. Location: Status: The Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) is posting aand agov. Resume, writing samples minimum of ID three references shouldBurlington. be Chemist position to work in its Inorganic Chemistry department. This position Full time. Application deadline: November 9, 2016. submitted to Kitty Sweet, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community


Development, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501. In- and out-of-

To apply, you must use the online job application at For questions related to your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, state travel will be required. Salary range: $45,000 - $50,000. Recruitment Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent total compensation package.

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STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT WINTER JOB FAIR Tourism & Marketing: Director of Communications

November 5th, 2016 | 9:00am—12:00pm | The Adventure Center at Spruce Peak


Job Description: Agency of Transportation

Come work for Stowe this winter season!

Experienced professional sought to lead the Vermont Department of Tourism The Vermont Agency of Transportation is seeking an Information Technology Business & Marketing’s public and trade relations efforts. This mission-critical position Analyst II or III. Are you an energetic, self-motivated life learner looking for a challenge? is designed to generate positive tourism-related coverage of Vermont in the Then and you would be perfectmarketplace. for our team. We areDirector looking for experienced business national international The of an Communications is analyst to join our newly formed IT Project Management Unit. We are leaders on small responsible for the development and implementation of a proactive business to large Agency wide information projects as well as activities relatedofto outreach plan consistent with thetechnology goals and mission of the Department LEANand event Thewell successful individual consistent will be involved in many new and Tourism Marketing as maintaining communications challenging projects tools. that utilize latest technologies. Note:for This being via social networking Thisthe position is responsible allposition tourismis media relations in-state out-of-state; press release pitchingfor targeted recruited at twoand levels (Business Analyst II and III). Ifdevelopment; you meet qualifications both tourism story ideas to to regional national media; of press levels, you will need apply forand all levels for which youdevelopment wish to be considered. For more familiarization and itineraries; management oformedia lists; and information trips contact: Jayna Guilford at 802-917-3828 email contact jayna.guilford@vermont. support for Vermont’s international public relations initiatives. The Director gov. Reference Job ID #620174 or #620200. Location: Montpelier. Status: Permanent will also collaborate with the Agency of Commerce executive team in the Full time. Application deadline: November 10, 2016. development of a proactive travel trade and business recruitment plan. This position will report to the Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing.


Candidates demonstrate strong oral and written skills; have a BA in Agency ofmust: Transportation Public Relations or related field; have a minimum five years relevant work VTrans-The Vermont Agency of Transportation has an of opportunity forof a motivated leader sought to lead the Vermont Department of Tourism experience; demonstrate knowledge of Vermont and Vermont’s tourism industry. to manage the Agency’s research program. The Transportation Research Manager is

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nal responsible for preparing, directing andmission-critical administering the Agency’sposition annual research d trade relations efforts. This Resume, writing to samples andvalue, a minimum three that references beVTrans work program provide high applied of research serves theshould needs of positive tourism-related coverage Vermont in the submitted to Kitty Sweet, Vermont Agency of of Commerce and Community practitioners and its partners. If you have been looking for the opportunity to move to the Development, OneThe National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501. is In- and out-ofal marketplace. Director level in your transportation career,of lookCommunications no further. The research program addresses statenext travel will be required. Salary range: $45,000 - $50,000. all modes travel. Topic areas include of but are not limited to construction materials and elopment andofimplementation a proactive business methods, engineering and design practices, safety and operations, and transportation nt with the goals and mission of the Department of and environmental policy. Research products include quick response literature searches as well and asanalyses, maintaining communications collecting andconsistent analyzing field data focused on a VTrans specific question, to research conducted collaboratively at the for multi-state and national media levels. The ols. This position is responsible all tourism Transportation Research Manager may also advise VTrans Executive staff on ad-hoc ut-of-state; press release development; pitching targeted issues that arise through day-to-day interactions with the public and elected officials. egional and national media; development of press The incumbent coordinates and oversees research projects conducted by VTrans research itineraries; management of media contact lists; and staff, consultants, and academia and facilitates the implementation of study results. nternational public Research relations initiatives. The Director The Transportation Manager is familiar with contracting and procurement procedures, maintains and facilitates productive relationships with h the Agency of Commerce executive team in internal the customers and research partners, and ensures compliance with Federal Highway Administration tive travel tradeThe and business recruitment plan.VTrans This requirements. Transportation Research Manager also represents on multi-state and national research initiatives. The incumbent should have education e Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing.

Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Land Treatment Planner NORTHWEST VERMONT

VACD seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Land Treatment Planner position in St. Albans Vermont. The Land Treatment Planner will work with the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to provide conservation planning assistance to farmers enrolled in Farm Bill programs. This position will be based in St. Albans and serve Franklin, Grand Isle and Lamoille counties of Vermont. Excellent verbal, interpersonal, computer, written communication skills and Bachelor’s degree are required. Knowledge of and experience with soils, agricultural conservation and diversified agricultural practices, map development and interpretation, and water quality issues are desired. Position requires travel in region and fieldwork. Starting pay is $16 per hour Training, health insurance benefit and generous leave package are included.

and experience related to transportation engineering, planning or policy; experience conducting or managing applied research projects; the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of customers and partners; excellent verbal and written communication skills and an inclination for inquisitive and critical thinking. Requires occasional travel in and out of State.

onstrate strong oral and written skills; have a BA in ted field; have a minimum of five years of relevant work e knowledge of Vermont and Vermont’s tourism industry. For more information, contact Joe Segale at 802-477-2365 or email joe.segale@ Reference Job ID #620218. Location: Montpelier. Status: Full time. Application deadline: November 17, 2016.

es and a minimum of three references should be et, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community onal Life Drive, Montpelier, 05620-0501. In- For and out-ofTo apply, you must use the online job VT application at questions related torange: your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment red. Salary $45,000 - $50,000.

Visit for detailed job description. Send resume, cover letter and three references by November 10th to Jeff Farber, VACD Conservation Programs Manager, PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601 or EOE

Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package and is an EOE.

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CHARGE NURSE RN/LPN Spring Village at Essex, a new residential care community specializing in memory care, is continuing to build our nursing team. We currently are looking for a part-time night Charge Nurse and per-diem nurses on all shifts.

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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences in creating a healthier Lake Champlain.


The Brand Curator and Multimedia Designer will lead efforts to strategically shape, align, and raise the value of the institution’s mission driven brand. This position will cultivate, craft, and deliver the ECHO story; leverage our media partnerships to engage the public; develop 11:25 AM and implement ECHO’s strategic marketing plan; and manage ECHO’s brand and all graphic and visual communications, while ensuring the integration of brand identity across all aspects of the institution.


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The position requires a dynamic thinker and doer, a creative and communicative person who takes initiative and actively engages in building strong and meaningful brand identity. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a proven ability to develop and implement creative and effective marketing strategies, and, above all, skilled at telling stories in any medium.


ECHO seeks an experienced team player to provide building facilities and exhibit maintenance in a unique 36,000 square foot, software driven, LEED-certified aquarium and science center. This position provides a challenging, fast-paced, diverse set of responsibilities that includes installing and maintaining high quality museum exhibits in addition to interior and exterior building maintenance. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience or be capable of learning building software systems, and experience in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical skills, light electrical and will be expected to troubleshoot facilities issues within a team setting and independently. The Facilities/ Exhibit Maintenance position requires a detail-oriented, highly organized and self-motivated individual whose work is consistent with the institution’s mission of promoting and enhancing stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

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The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission seeks a skilled and self-motivated financial professional for a part-time job. Successful applicants will enjoy working with a highly functioning team of committed professionals. Familiarity with QuickBooks or similar software is highly preferable. Applicants should be comfortable in a Microsoft Office environment, particularly with Excel. Functions include accounts receivable, accounts payable, general accounting, basic human resources, grant administration, and records management. CCRPC is the regional planning agency for the Burlington, VT region. Our offices are in downtown Winooski along the river in a great walking environment with a variety of restaurants, services and businesses. Our workplace is friendly and highly flexible. We will work with the right person to create a customized work schedule that meets the selected individual’s needs and our needs as an employer. The individual selected must be a self-starter, able to work independently and stick to deadlines. Some night meetings may be expected. Compensation is competitive, and commensurate with experience. Future opportunities for advancement are likely. Please send a letter of interest and resume (with references and contact information) by 4 pm, Friday, November 11, 2016, to Charlie Baker, Executive Director at See the full ad and job description at http://www.ccrpcvt. org/about-us/news/jobs/. No phone calls please. Applicants should be available for an interview. CCRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Direct Service Coordinator Licensed Nursing Assistants Looking for a change?

Full-Time Evenings

Join our Team!

What you do is important; at least we think so, and our residents agree.

Wait Staff

Come to work for Vermont’s premier CCRC, and be a part of the community you hoped for.

Full & Part-Time Openings

Wake Robin, Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community is adding members to our team of Dining Room Wait Staff. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals with the time and drive to begin their working experience, or for professionals who wish supplement their current career endeavors. Experience as a server is preferred but not required. We will train applicants who demonstrate strong customer service skills and a desire to work with an active population of seniors.

Transportation Assistance Provided! Wake Robin offers a flexible schedule to match your goals. If interested, please email or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146.

Wake Robin seeks a dedicated nursing assistant with a strong desire to work within a community of seniors. Wake Robin seeks LNAs licensed in Vermont to provide high quality care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home.” We offer higher than average pay including shift differentials, great benefits, a pristine working environment, and an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting.

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Send cover letter and resume by November 11th to: CIRCLE (formerly Battered Women's Services and Shelter) P.O. Box 652, Barre, VT 05641

Survivors and people from diverse communities encouraged to apply. EOE

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Red Hen Baking Co. is hiring

Café Staff!


Holiday Job Fair Tuesday, November 8 3:00–5:30 PM

We are looking for full-time help in our café. Previous food service/ cash handling experience necessary. Job requirements include: • Customer Service • Making espresso drinks


• Making sandwiches to order

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Responsibilities include: serious commitment to hotline coverage, volunteer coordination, and outreach activities. Flexible schedule required. Full-time position with benefits.

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Nonprofit organization serving victims of intimate partner violence.

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The Arbors at Shelburne: A Benchmark Senior Living Community is focused entirely on serving people living with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and all memory related diseases.

IMMEDIATE OPENING EVENING NURSES Full & Part time $3,000 Sign-On Bonus We offer competitive salary with outstanding shift differentials. A competitive benefit package with tuition reimbursement and bonus opportunities in a team focused workplace. Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to or stop in for an on-the-spot interview.

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Recruiting for two permanent full time positions, work involves specialized clerical work and data entry involving one or more docket areas. Located in Burlington, VT. High School graduate and two years of clerical or data entry experience required. Starting at $14.46 per hour with excellent benefits. Job Codes #16073 & #16074. Open until filled. Go to Employee Opportunities section for more details and how to apply.

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This position will perform laboratory tests on finished products, plant samples and ingredients in a timely and accurate manner to assure that Agri-Mark quality standards are met. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Math or related field. 3-5 years of prior lab experience. The ability to mentor other Lab Techs. Ability to maintain complete and accurate records are required. Must have mature judgment abilities. The ability to complete multiple projects within deadlines while performing assigned lab duties is required. In addition, an advanced computer skill including Windows, Excel and Word is essential. Work flexibility is a must Agri-Mark offers a competitive starting wage and an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), and many more. Apply in person, by email to or send your resume with cover letter to: Agri-Mark Attn: Ashley Jacobs 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE M/F/D/V

Wage will be dependent upon experience level. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a healthy lifestyle environment. We are a Tobacco and Nicotine-Free facility. Send resumes to

designer and manufacturer of high-10/31/16 performance wire and cable with a 60-year history of providing solutions to the toughest problems in the world’s most extreme environments. We excel at developing customized products, utilizing our cross-linked irradiation technology, that meet power, signal and data transmission needs—no matter how demanding the challenge—while exceeding standards for quality, durability and safety.

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MASTER ELECTRICIAN The plant master electrician will be responsible for all electrical maintenance for our manufacturing facility in Colchester, VT. Primary responsibilities are to install, troubleshoot, and repair all electrical devices and equipment to minimize production downtime and plant maintenance costs. The plant electrician will also help maintenance with its plant mechanical needs, responsibilities, and duties. You will also work with new machinery and equipment installations wiring the power supply and conduit to and between machines and equipment, using hand tools and test equipment. JOB RESPONSIBILITY: The master electrician maintains production and quality by ensuring the operation of electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of facility, machinery, and equipment. REQUIREMENTS: •

Master Electrician License.

At least 5 years of related work experience, preferably in manufacturing.

Able to work from electrical schematics, sketches, prints, and verbal instructions.

Experience working on motors and controls, electronics troubleshooting, problem solving, equipment maintenance, power tools, technical understanding, judgment, attention to details, and job knowledge.

Operate a forklift and work at heights 30 feet or more.

Have a complete set of tools. We offer a very competitive salary, profit-sharing, 401(k), benefits, vacation, and a great work environment. Please submit your resume and or cover letter to or mail to 175 Hercules Dr. Colchester, VT 05446. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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We are interested in an experienced professional, career oriented Administrative Superstar with 2+ years of experience. We are a new state-of-the-art-facility offering treatment for Craniofacial Pain, Apnea, and Orthodontics in both adults and children. You should have the latest computer skills, with emphasis on first class patient service and care. Attention to detail and overall enthusiastic positivity are a must! If you strive for exciting, challenging, rewarding career opportunities in improving the quality of life of our patients from a whole-body wellness perspective, then please contact us for an opportunity to join our team.

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Bill Davidson, RN, DNS Priscilla Hurteau, HR The Arbors at Shelburne 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT. 05482 (802) 985-8600

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Patient Coordinator

88 Park Street Rutland, VT 05701


The United Way of Rutland County seeks a full-time energetic and results–oriented Executive Director to lead the organization in conjunction with a volunteer Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have the ability to help identify community challenges and deliver viable funding solutions with measurable community impact-driven results to affect positive change in Rutland County. The full job description may be viewed at The United Way of Rutland County offers a competitive salary, dental coverage options, paid time off and participation in a retirement plan.

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Benefits include health insurance option for the employee. Remuneration shall be commensurate with work experience. Please email resume and cover letter to or stop by in person.


The Community College of Vermont (CCV) is looking for a dynamic and engaging individual, who is an excellent communicator with strong organizational and computer skills, to join CCV, as an Accounting Specialist III. We are looking for a candidate with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team in a fast-paced, high volume receivable department. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who understands collection strategies, has basic accounting knowledge, and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a history of working in the business office or finance area in higher education, basic understanding of the financial aid process, and can diagnose our procedures and recommend improvements. The duties handled in this position require flexibility, a positive attitude, and a willingness to adapt and change to the ever-moving cycles of an academic year. Associate’s degree in accounting or other appropriate discipline. Three to five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

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GUILFORD (pop. 2100 in southeastern VT with a 5-member Selectboard and a terrific community of engaged residents) has an immediate opening for Town Administrator.

JOB FAIR Wednesday, November 16 8:00 am - 8:00 pm At 7 Farrell Street in South Burlington

We have immediate openings for

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility If you’re interested in a career in criminal justice, you’ll be interested in: • Q & A about Corrections

CCV encourages applications from candidates who reflect our diverse student population. CCV is an EOE/ADA compliant employer; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Town of Westford is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Treasurer. Some telecommuting allowed. Westford residency not required. Full job description is available at nominating-committee/ Send resume and cover letter to treasurerwestford2016 BY NOVEMBER 11. EOE.

• Meeting the hiring managers

TO VIEW THE FULL POSTING AND APPLY: Please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at:


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Vermont Open MRI is seeking a patient coordinator who embodies our commitment to providing superior customer service to all of our patients and referring offices. The ideal applicant will have a warm and pleasant demeanor, take pride in being highly organized and detail-oriented, possess excellent verbal/written communication skills, and enjoy working in a small office that requires constant multi-tasking. Position requires accurate scheduling, timely reporting and clean billing claims.

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Vermont’s Department of Corrections is one of the largest departments in state government and the career opportunities are excellent. Correctional Officers attend a paid 5-week training program at the Vermont Corrections Academy. For more information, visit our website at http:// or apply online at, Job Posting #619985 (Correctional Officer) or #619986 (Temporary Correctional Officer).

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TA serves as principle support for the Selectboard and works closely with them on Town administration: monitoring finances, advising on policy and decisions, handling or overseeing projects, securing grants and funding, and representing the Town and the Selectboard to residents and external audiences. S/he works to ensure effective communications and operations among and with departments, residents, and other parties at all levels including elected and appointed officials, Town employees, and regional, State, and Federal partners. This is an hourly position, 35 hrs/wk, with benefits. Ideal candidates have demonstrated successful experience and exhibit initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgement. Salary is based on experience and the Town’s budget. Submit cover letter and resume, attention Selectboard, to: Subject line should read “Town Administrator Search - (your last name)”; job description can be found by going to the home page of 

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Nurse Manager

Recreation Program Manager

Full-Time Days

The City of St. Albans seeks a team player to serve as the Program Manager in the Recreation Department. This position is responsible for inspiring public confidence through the delivery of top notch recreation programs for all ages. Core responsibilities include program development and management, department operations, and recruitment, training, and supervision of seasonal staff. This position reports to the Recreation Director. The anticipated hiring range is between $47,000 and $55,000 based on qualifications and experience. The benefit package includes a defined benefit retirement plan; health, dental, and vision insurance; and a family friendly workplace. A complete job description can be found on the City’s website at To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Viens, Recreation Director at Resume review will begin on Monday, November 21. Position open until filled.

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Wake Robin, Vermont’s premiere retirement community, seeks a skilled Nurse Manager for our 5-star rated health center. Wake Robin provides high quality nursing care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home”.

The Farmhouse Group is seeking an experienced Chef for our growing catering business. Plan and execute off-site catering events/weddings and in-house private dining events at the restaurants. Oversee office catering program. Competitive salary with full benefits package.

The Nurse Manager oversees the delivery and coordination of Start date Spring 2017 or earlier depending care during the day shift. This individual manages care plans and on your needs. related documentation, reinforces best practices, acts as primary Please apply via email to liaison with families and other care providers, coordinates staffing resources for the shift, and provides primary nursing care when needed. The successful candidate will be an RN in Thanks! the State of Vermont, with a minimum of two years of clinical oversight experience in a long term care or related setting. S/he will demonstrate a solid understanding of geriatric care delivery, 2v-FarmhouseGroup102616.indd 1 10/24/16 and the ability to lead and communicate with others in a positive and supportive manner.

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Wake Robin offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting. Interested candidates please email or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146. EOE

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OUTSIDE PLANT TECHNICIAN Burlington Telecom is looking for a limited service fulltime Outside Plant Technician to provide superior service to Burlington Telecom customers. This position is mainly responsible for FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premise) installations, maintenance and repair of Burlington Telecom’s transmission and distribution system. The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s degree in telecommunications, business or related discipline, or graduation from recognized industry certification programs in related hardware and software and five years of experience in the construction, maintenance, repair and operations of telecommunication systems; and demonstrated experience in FTTP installation, maintenance and repair and the associated practices required. For a complete description, or to apply online, visit or contact us at 802.865.7145.

LEGAL SECRETARY Vermont Legal Aid seeks a highly-organized team player, with a desire to further our mission, for a full-time position in Burlington. Responsibilities include general office management and secretarial duties (answering phones, client contact, data entry, typing, file/document/ database management), as well as supporting the work of ten attorneys and paralegals. Experience as a legal secretary or formal secretarial training is preferable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Starting salary is $29,580+ DOE with excellent benefits and four weeks’ vacation. Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references as a single PDF file with the subject line “Last Name - Burlington Support Staff Application 2016” to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director c/o Rose Wunrow, Application deadline: November 11, 2016. VLA is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further this goal.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. EOE

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Triage Nurse

Accounting Manager

Are you a semi-retired or part-time RN with Womenʼs Health care experience and possibly looking for a little extra work? Maitri Health Care for Women is looking for a per diem Triage nurse to work in our busy Triage department during scheduled time-off for full time staff and during times of increased volume and more rarely, last minute sick days. Knowledge/experience with Womenʼs Health is required. If interested, send resume and cover letter to

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H.A. Manosh Corp seeking

Full-time position in Morrisville for a highly organized person with excellent communication skills, strong bookkeeping background, and experience with Excel and QuickBooks.


Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC, a downtown Burlington law firm, has an immediate opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Responsibilities include drafting and proofing real estate and estate planning documents and general office assistance. Competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate has excellent computer, organizational and interpersonal skills. Please email a cover letter and resume to

NOW HIRING FOR TWO POSITIONS WITH STEP IN TO WORK 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 two full-time positions. Both will work from our headquarters in Winooski, and the coordinator will also have a presence at the women’s prison. We seek a coordinator and a manager for the Step In to Work program, a holistic work-readiness program designed to support women in overcoming employment barriers and return to work.

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For a job description and instructions to apply, please visit Applications will be accepted until Nov. 14. 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.

Human Resources 879-8751 764-6578 (fax)

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.

VWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Consumer Loan Processor-Indirect Lending

Climate Economy Model Communities Program Director

Opportunity exists for a Consumer Loan Processor in our Indirect Lending Department who will be responsible for indirect consumer loan applications to ensure the timely processing and closing of loans. This position prepares loan files for closing, closes loans, disburses loan funds and audits all NEFCU consumer loans. In addition to the duties outlined above the consumer loan processor will be expected to visit area car dealerships in order to forge a strong business relationship.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is seeking a Climate Economy Model Communities Program Director to help Vermont communities advance economic opportunities while reducing their local carbon footprint. The Director will develop and coordinate services in at least two Vermont communities annually through a structured process that engages all residents and builds partnerships for implementation, as well as assist in fund development to ensure program sustainability.

150 Water Tower Circle, Colchester VT Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Successful candidates must have proven communication, analytical and organizational skills, and excellent customer service and telephone skills. Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced high volume department, be accurate, timely and efficient.

The successful applicant will be a team player with excellent communication, writing, and facilitation skills, an ability to grasp complex community and policy dynamics, and a strong sense of mission in service to Vermont communities.

Knowledge of consumer lending processes & regulations along with proficiency with computers, attention to details and a proven record of maintaining a high degree of accuracy. Candidates must have proven experience in banking of at least one year and one year of lending experience or member service experience with lending exposure.

Professional salary based on skills and experience; attractive benefit pac age. Visit for the full job description. To apply, send resume and cover letter to by November 30th.

NEFCU enjoys an employer-of-choice distinction with turnover averaging less than 10 percent. More than 96 percent of our 165 staff say NEFCU is a great place to work. - 2015 Annual Staff Survey If you believe you have the qualifications to contribute to this environment, please send your résumé and cover letter and salary history to: 9t-NEFCU110216.indd 1

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WASHINGTON WEST SUPERVISORY UNION EDUCATIONAL DATABASE MANAGER /ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT Introduction: The Harwood Unified Union School District (Washington West Supervisory Union) in Waitsfield, Vermont, is an educational organization responsible for the management and operations of seven school sites, 370+ employees, approximately $38 million, and seven boards of directors. We are seeking a Technology Systems Administrator to work closely with our four Central Office Administrators. Summary and Goals: Manage and supervise the daily operation of the HUUSD (WWSU) computer network including operating systems, security, hardware and software troubleshooting, and all online applications. Establish complete system documentation and establish a long term Technology Plan for the SU, giving consideration to available resources and the pace of technological change. Recommend improved ways to automate and integrate the work of the SU and member districts. Provide for financial efficiencies through bulk purchasing and contracting for services as an SU. Qualific tion Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Involved (but not limited to) • Plan, implement, and support computer networks, supporting systems, server and computer hardware, and other peripheral equipment • Assist in the planning and implementation of both systems and educational uses of technology at the union, district and building levels • Manage the programming functions for systems support, including systems design and implementation, testing and modifying, and documenting flow charts and operational procedures • Collaborate with the HUUSD (WWSU) Administrative Team members, the Educational Leadership Team, and Technology Committee to establish and support action steps related to technology use for continuous improvement • Support and provide leadership to schools and the central office in all areas of database management, such as attendance, scheduling, grade reporting, permanent records, assessment data, fiscal management, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable/ receivable and personnel • Establish priorities for the development and support of all technology functions • Supervise the selection, purchase, maintenance, and upkeep of hardware, software and support materials needed for both the educational and systems functions of technology. Other Necessary Functions • Follows all HUUSD (WWSU) and member district policies, procedures and standards • Performs all other duties as requested by Superintendent or Director of Operations and Finance Qualific tions: The Technology Systems Administrator must have demonstrated leadership ability, good time management, organizational, multitasking and stress management skills, and work well under pressure to be able to ensure that tasks get completed on time. Good communication and effective problem solving skills are essential in order to ensure our technology infrastructure operates effectively and smoothly for our end users. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, plus 4 to 10 years of relevant experience and knowledge in computer science, information technology, and information systems are required. Consideration may be given to individuals who have completed a trade school program specific to systems administration and to individuals processing industry certifications. Salary and Benefits The Educational Database Manager /Administrative Assistant to the Office of Curriculum and Assessment position is a full-time, year round position with a competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience, and includes all medical, dental, disability and life insurance, paid holiday, personal, vacation, and sick leave, in accordance with the HUUSD (WWSU) support staff policies. The position is expected to begin immediately. How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to Laura Titus, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at Position open until filled. For more information on HUUSD (WWSU), please visit our website at EOE 15-WashingtonWestSU110216.indd 1

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Through December 18th Only a few spaces left in our evening training happening: November 7th–18th, M-F, 5:30pm–9:45pm. Great way to earn some extra cash for the holidays, HUGE employee discount, and super flexible scheduling!

From seasonal work to lasting rewards. Where are you headed? If you’re ready for seasonal work and maybe even something more — well, the smarter route is at UPS. And when the season is done? You’ll have cash in your pocket, and, as part of our growing, dynamic Fortune 50 organization, you might just find the kind of permanent opportunities that will keep your career moving in the right direction.

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Johnson State College, a leader in high-impact education, creates graduates who can adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world as careers and opportunities evolve. We seek a part-time faculty member for the Spring 2017 semester to teach Biological Chemistry. A Master’s degree or above in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology or related field is required. See website for complete list of qualifications.


WOMEN’S LACROSSE; MEN’S SOCCER The successful candidate will be in charge of all aspects of the women’s lacrosse or men’s soccer program including recruitment of quality student athletes, retention, fund raising, and the organizing and planning of practices and game strategies. Bachelor’s Degree required; collegiate coaching experience preferred. To view these postings and to apply visit and click View Current Job Openings.

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Bolton Valley Ski Resort is now hiring for the season. Full and Part time positions, all departments. Please apply online at or stop up.


Job fairs will be held at the Base Lodge 11/5, 11/19 from 10am-2pm.

Colchester School District is seeking applicants for a fulltime, school-year bus driver. The Bus Driver is responsible for transporting students to and from special programs, schools and activities. He/she will also perform other errands and special assignments.

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Program Manager

To apply, please visit, Job #2658942. Applications are also available at Colchester School District Central Office, 125 Laker Lane Colchester, VT. EOE

Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA), a 501c(3) not for profit, the Statewide Medicaid transportation broker working collaboratively with member agency transportation providers around the state to provide Medicaid transportation, is seeking a Program Manager.


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Orthopedic Sports Medicine practice is hiring a front desk receptionist to become part of our team. We are seeking a caring, organized and computersavvy individual. Responsibilities to include maintaining daily procedures scheduling appointments, obtaining authorization requests, and Untitled-27 coordinating patient care. Previous medical terminology and experience preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Champlain Sports Medicine, 67 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or you may fax to 877-556-5625.

Manage the VPTA Office, review invoices, distribute weekly payments, answer client questions or complaints and/or direct their responses to member agencies, and provide required reports to state agencies. Position hires, trains, and manages the Administrative Assistant. Discover the power of10/27/16


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Full-time position. Small animal hospital with full surgical, dental services as well as laser therapy. EXPERIENCE or a graduate of a veterinary technical school is REQUIRED. Must be able work evening, weekend hours and rotate holidays. Competitive pay. Extensive benefit package. Send resume to

Bristol Animal Hospital 167 Monkton Road Suite 101A Bristol, VT 05443

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Revenue Cycle Systems Educator ▪

Develops curriculum, coursework and job aids for Revenue Cycle

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Establish and maintain honest, prompt, and professional relationships with state agencies, particularly the Vermont Department of Health Access (DHVA). Provide required reports to them on a timely basis. Comply with all their requirements, policies, contracts, etc. Work with member agencies on acquiring their data on a timely and properly-formatted basis to send to DHVA, plus manage project finances; oversee the accounting and processing of payments, audits, tax reporting monthly and annual financial reports. Education – four year college degree Must have computer skills and the ability to work for a Board of Directors, manage a small call center and have excellent communication skills. Salary commensurate with skills, and benefit package.

operations. Provides written, online and classroom education to staff and leaders.

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Education or a healthcare-related field preferred; a combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Competitive benefits package including combined time off, tuition

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VPTA Search Committee 2091 Main Street Colchester, Vermont 05446

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

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Vice President of Marketing Northfield Savings Bank is looking for a professional to join our senior leadership team as Vice President of Marketing. This position has a broad scope of responsibilities and offers the ability to make a significant impact on overall company performance. Primary duties involve developing short and long-term marketing and advertising strategies designed to promote the Bank’s products and services. The Vice President of Marketing will be responsible for creating brand platforms and establishing and managing brand consistency and communications, along with ensuring Marketing is cohesive, customer-relevant and effective in driving customer loyalty and profitable business growth through our brand. The position requires the candidate to remain current with evolving industry trends and marketing techniques with a focus on digital marketing strategies. The Vice President of Marketing will direct and oversee the Bank’s marketing strategy, product development, community relation policies, objectives and initiatives, develop overall marketing plans, including brand, all business lines, product and service programs and oversees corporate citizenship and philanthropic activities including The NSB Foundation (NSB donates 10% of annual earnings to local non-profit organizations). The incumbent will model and champion the Bank’s values such as integrity, diversity, teamwork, excellence and customer focus.

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The Mad River Glen Ski Area, which has achieved a national reputation for its terrain, unique culture, and cooperative ownership, is seeking a highly-qualified and dynamic individual to serve as its General Manager/Executive Director. Northfield Savings Bank is a mutual, depositor owned organization and one of the largest This position is responsible for supervising and integrating all banks headquartered in Vermont. NSB offers a competitive compensation program including areas of operations, including mountain and physical operations, medical, dental, profit sharing, and a matching 401(k) retirement plan. personnel development, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic If you are interested in joining the NSB team, please submit your resume and job application planning, philanthropy, and sustainability. The General Manager/ Executive Director will supervise and have hiring authority for twelve by email to (preferred). Your information will be kept in confidence. Or department heads (both full time and seasonal), with a staff of 200 mail: seasonal employees. The individual must recognize and embrace Mad River's culture, with its cooperative structure, minimal snowmaking, Northfield Savings Bank highly-loyal and committed community, and fundraising needs. This The Mad RiverHuman Glen Cooperative Resourcesis currently looking for a new General Manager/Executive position reports to an elected nine-member board of trustees. Director. The P.O. MadBox River7180 Glen Ski Area, which has achieved a national reputation for its terrain, unique culture, and cooperative ownership is QUALIFICATIONS: Barre, VT 05641-7180 seeking a highly-qualified and dynamic individual to serve as its General The candidate should have ten years or Manager/Executive Director. This position is responsible for supervising and more years of experience in the ski industry, Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC integrating all areas of operations, including mountain and physical business, or a related field, as well as a operations, personnel development, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic Bachelor's or advanced degree in business, or other field with relevant experience. Must planning, philanthropy, and sustainability. The General Manager/Executive 9t-NorthfieldSavingsBank102616.indd 1 10/24/16 1:31 PM have excellent leadership, management, and Director will supervise and have hiring authority for twelve department communications skills, be financially savvy, heads (both full time and seasonal), with a staff of 200 seasonal employees. and able to direct ongoing operations and The individual must recognize and embrace Mad River's culture, with its major projects concurrently. The candidate cooperative structure, minimal snowmaking, highly-loyal and committed should have excellent interpersonal skills community, and fundraising needs. This position reports to an elected nineand be able to work collaboratively with a Can you fill this chair? member board of trustees. diverse group of stakeholders. Fundraising experience is a plus. Qualifications:

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The Mad River Glen Cooperative is currently looking for a new General Manager/Executive Director. The Mad River Glen Ski Area, which has achieved a national reputation for its terrain, unique culture, and cooperative ownership is seeking a highly-qualified and dynamic individual to serve as its General Manager/Executive Director. This position is responsible for supervising and integrating all areas of operations, including mountain and physical operations, personnel development, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic planning, philanthropy, and sustainability. The General Manager/Executive Director will supervise and have hiring authority for twelve department heads (both full time and seasonal), with a staff of 200 seasonal employees. The individual must recognize and embrace Mad River's culture, with its cooperative structure, minimal snowmaking, highly-loyal and committed community, and fundraising needs. This position reports to an elected nineCan you fill this chair? member board of trustees. Qualifications: The candidate should have ten years or more years of experience in the ski industry, business, or a related field, as well as a Bachelor's or advanced degree in business, or other field with relevant experience. Must have excellent leadership, management, and communications skills, be financially savvy, and able to direct ongoing operations and major projects concurrently. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders. Fundraising experience is a plus. Please visit: for more information.

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Provide case management and specialized intervention services to people who inject drugs or who are at high risk of injection drug use. This includes assessment, service coordination, risk reduction knowledge and skill development. Minimum of high school diploma required. Hiring rate is $15/hour. Job ID# 3340

Senior Clinician – Eldercare

This unique position combines a love of working with elders with a passion for clinical work and a chance to have some ownership over a small and special program. Provide mental health and substance abuse assessments and treatment to people over the age of 60 in their homes, in collaboration with the Agency on Aging and partners in the dynamic field of aging. Supervise a colleague, attend community meetings and be a part of a strong group of adult outpatient clinicians where our clinical knowledge is shared and strengthened. LICSW and use of a personal vehicle required. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a starting annual salary of $44,167.50, plus additional stipend of $2,000 with active licensure. Job # 3515.

Clinical Supervisor Act 1/Bridge

Compassionate. Committed. Creative. An agent for change. We are seeking these qualities as we interview for this new position. The Clinical Supervisor assists and supports the Program Coordinator in providing clinical and administrative oversight to the Act 1/Bridge program, a 24-7 substance abuse crisis detox and stabilization program. LADC is required with three years’ prior experience in the substance abuse field. Counseling, organizational and crisis intervention skills also needed. FT. Job#3537

Case Manager – HUB

Provide case management and home health services to patients in the Chittenden Clinic/HUB. Work with treatment providers and community support groups with the goal of coordinating care and referrals. Case management services are comprehensive in nature, enabling the Chittenden Clinic to coordinate services that address medical and psychosocial issues. FT. Minimum BA degree and rostering are required. $18.21/hour. FT. Job #3577


The Winooski Family Center is seeking to hire a Preschool Teacher to join our professional, caring and well-trained multidisciplinary team. If you believe that you would thrive in a team-based setting, are comfortable working in both a high quality state and nationally accredited preschool classroom and diverse community setting, are experienced in working with young children, and desire to partake in a variety of learning opportunities, this position may be a great fit for you. Full-time position and is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Winooski School District, Howard Center Early Childhood program and families as well as other partners. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education required. Must have a valid Vermont State Educators License and experience and skills related to program implementation. Valid driver’s license and vehicle also required. Job ID# 3471

Clinician – Early Childhood

Seeking experienced master’s-level clinician to join a dynamic team of early childhood mental-health professionals in partnering with young children, families, childcare programs and community providers. Knowledge/experience in trauma-informed, strengths-based and culturally competent family work is a must. Commitment to homebased, family-centered work necessary. Reliable transportation and clean driving record required. Starting salary is $41,008.50. Job# 3521

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Manager of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS

Howard Center seeks a Manager of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS to join our dynamic Human Resources (HR) team serving 1,500 employees in more than 60 locations. In this influential role, you will collaborate across all areas of HR including talent acquisition, employee relations and engagement, training and leadership development to create an engaging work place. Responsible for research, design, implementation and administration of various compensation and benefits programs company-wide. Work with insurance brokers and plan carriers to proactively manage expenses, internal equity and external competitiveness. Monitor compensation program and salary structure, balancing staffing needs with cost controls to ensure compensation related policies, procedures and programs are in alignment with Howard Center’s overall strategic objectives. Manage HR systems including data maintenance, processes and procedures and provides oversight to the payroll function. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field (masters’ degree preferred); five to eight years (5-8) of progressively responsible experience in compensation and benefits; knowledge of government regulations as they apply to compensation base and incentive programs, administration of benefits and leaves, and payroll administration; experience with labor unions is preferred. SHRM Certified Professional or HRCI Certification (PHR or SPHR) and Certified Benefits Professional (CCP) and/or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) designations a plus. FT. Job# 3583

Howard Center offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off for all regular positions scheduled 20 plus hours per week. For more information, please visit Howard Center is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the online application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or 15-HowardCenter110216.indd 1

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wants to cook her favorite root vegetable dish in her biggest Dutch oven — a holiday staple. As she preheats the oven, she can’t find her Dutch oven anywhere. She’s frustrated. So she begins chopping, not knowing what else to do. Ten minutes later, she looks up mid-chop and sees the massive, flame-red pot on the table in front of her. “But it has a plant in it,” she continued. “I wasn’t looking for something with a plant in it, and we can’t find what we’re not looking for.” Lappé called humans “creatures of the mind,” but history shows that mentality is malleable. When Diet for a Small Planet arrived on bookshelves, she said, some cooks considered its recipes for vegetarian lasagna and walnutcheddar loaf “to be heresy.” In 2016, it’s no longer radical to ponder the origins of chicken thighs or visit a café that offers the options of cream, 2 percent and “milk” made from almonds or soybeans. Words such as “organic” and “farm-to-table” are now commonplace, thanks in part to Lappé and her contemporaries, like chef and food activist Alice Waters, who probed the counterculture movement against big ag. Lappé finished her last sips of coffee and donned her jacket and hat, ready to catch a Rutland plane bound for her next lecture. We were about to part ways when I asked one more question: “If you could eat anything in the world tonight, what would it be?” The writer looked momentarily flummoxed. “I’d cook,” she said at last. “A farmer recently gave me some beautiful farro. I’d make farro risotto. Maybe with some Vermont foraged mushrooms.” With that, she left for the airport. 



Lappé found that scarcity was not the issue driving global hunger — in fact, her research revealed that more than enough calories were produced to feed the world each day. The rub was that many of those calories were being fed to cattle or furnaces, or distributed in a way that left some satiated and others starving. “Scarcity wasn’t the problem, but the idea that there wasn’t enough to go around created this essence of powerlessness,” she said. “The idea that we are separate, that things are what they are and we can’t change them, and that, since there’s not enough to go around, we have to compete to ‘get ours.’” In reality, Lappé continued, “economic and political structures determine whether or not food production is actually meeting the needs of human beings.” This is a particular problem when such structures are dominated by wealthy private interests, which then shape the discussion about food. “Hunger is an issue of democracy, not scarcity,” said Lappé. “In this election, it’s a lot about pointing fingers. But whoever becomes our president, change isn’t influenced by electing somebody and then sitting back to watch them fix or ruin things. The conversation we need to have is how we can live this idea of democracy every day … how we can formulate a national framework that isn’t controlled by privately held wealth.” Across nearly five decades of work, Lappé has repeatedly asked: If our own mental maps create our picture of the world, how can we change those mind-sets to align the needs of humanity with the needs of the rest of the Earth? To explain, she tells me a story. It’s Thanksgiving. Lappé has 30 people coming for dinner, and she

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LIFE DRAWING: Artists put pencil to paper with a live model as their muse. Bring personal materials. ˜ e Front, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 839-5349.


UNDERSTANDING CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT: New business owners bank tips for handling their money during the first years of operation. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $20; preregister. Info, 391-4872.


VERMONT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE: Discussions of economic trends, creative financing and other topics are on the agenda at a gathering of development and real estate professionals. Hilton Burlington, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $160. Info, 238-6592. VERMONT FARM TO SCHOOL CONFERENCE: Farmers, distributors, teachers and others digest food for thought during two days of education, networking and inspiration. Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $25-130. Info, info@vermontfarm


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



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


NAVIGATING THE ROAD TO COLLEGE: Students and their guardians get schooled on subjects such as standardized testing, application essays and extracurricular activities. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Healthy donors give the gift of life. Essex High School, 9 a.m.2:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-733-2767. AN EVENING OF HOLLYWOOD TALES WITH JONATHAN GOLDSMITH: ˜ e actor known for playing the Most Interesting Man in the World regales revelers with scandalous stories from his time in

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television. Fraternal Order of Eagles, Manchester Center, 6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 362-9804. GIRLS’ RIDE OUT: WRENCH NIGHT: Femaleidentifying cyclists come first at a drop-in bike-repair shop where questions are welcome. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-4475.


“When I founded JAG Productions last year,” says producing artistic director Jarvis Antonio Green in a press release, “I knew I wanted to use this platform to bring new, previously unheard African American stories to our area.” Green does just that with the theater company’s production of the heartfelt musical Choir Boy, presented with ArtisTree Community Arts Center. Set at a prep school for molding strong, ethical black men, this gospel-infused coming-of-age story follows student Pharus Young as he finds his voice as a young gay black man and vies for leadership of the school’s famed chorus. Keep an eye out for Vergennes’ Bill Carmichael among the cast of Broadway veterans and emerging thespians.

IS LIFE A RANDOM WALK?: An open discussion hosted by Eckankar encourages spiritual seekers to reflect on the purpose of being. Rutland Free Library, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. VIDEO SERIES: Leading Christian voices cover topics of religion and faith in an honest and approachable manner. Peru Community Church, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 518-643-8641.


CLASSIC FILM SERIES: Movie lovers view cinematic masterpieces. Call for details. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-5290. SHADES OF NOIR: ‘DRIVE’: Ryan Gosling portrays a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

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THE ART & SCIENCE OF KOMBUCHA: Nutritionist Suzanna Bliss provides step-by-step instruction for making the beneficial fermented tea. Participants take home a starter culture. City Market/Onion River Co-op, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 861-9753. BENEFIT BAKE: Pizza lovers dine on slices in support of ˜ ink College Vermont. Partial proceeds from each flatbread sold are donated. American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, 5-11 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 656-1126. COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Bring a dessert to share. ˜ e Wellness Co-op, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: Whether you’re a foodie or a newbie, delicious, local fare is accessible to all 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.



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‘CHOIR BOY’ ˜ ursday, November 3, through Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6, 5 p.m., at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. See website for additional dates. $18-30. Info, 457-3500.


Go-Getter When Marilyn Tam sets her mind to something, she achieves it. From her upbringing in a traditional Chinese family, Tam climbed the corporate ladder to reach high-powered positions such as CEO of Aveda, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike. All this formidable experience has solidified Tam as a sought-after speaker, author and consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The renowned leadership lecturer shares words of wisdom with her talk “The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions That Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” as part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series.

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MARILYN TAM Monday, November 7, 7 p.m., at Plumley Armory, Norwich University, in Northfield. Free. Info, 485-2633.



TURN THE BEAT AROUND Each November, Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum ˜ eater’s annual Dance & Drum Festival puts traditional West African dance, music and song at center stage. Twenty-two years strong, this celebration of rhythm and motion draws renowned artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and the Ivory Coast for a footstomping weekend of classes, workshops and performances. ˜ is year, several festival events aim to direct attention to the Black Lives Matter movement: A ballet focuses on themes of oppression and organized revolt, and the speakers at Sunday’s panel discussion reflect on the movement in relation to West African history. Visit for a full schedule of beat-driven happenings.


DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL ˜ ursday, November 3, 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Friday, November 4, 12:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at various Burlington locations. Prices vary. Info, 859-1802.


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On Charlie Parr’s website, the musician is described as “an easily confused and very shy individual.” You wouldn’t know it by listening to his 2015 album Stumpjumper. On the record’s 11 songs, the self-taught player picks at lightning speed, alternating among resonator guitar, dobro and banjo, while unabashedly belting out his heartfelt, rootsy numbers. Known to play 250 shows a year, the troubadour takes inspiration from the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly in songs that the Missoula Independent describes as “just plain haunting.” The Minnesota native serves up original folk, blues and spirituals at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Wednesday, November 9, 8:30 p.m., at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $12. Info, 540-0406.




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EPIC MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Guided practice and group conversation with Yushin Sola cultivate well-being. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 7:308:30 p.m. $14. Info, 299-9531. EVERY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE TAI CHI: Beginners and longtime practitioners alike improve balance, posture and coordination through the Chinese martial art. Ascension Lutheran Church, South Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 862-8866. 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.

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HERBS FOR ACUTE & CHRONIC RESPIRATORY ISSUES: Pupils breathe easy with natural remedies for everything from colds and flus to lingering lung infections. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12; free for VCIH students; preregister. Info, 224-7100. INSIGHT MEDITATION: Attendees absorb Buddhist principles and practices. Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6694. MORNING FLOW YOGA: Greet the sun with a grounding and energizing class for all levels. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. $10. Info, 540-0186. 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.


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JOHN & JENNIFER CHURCHMAN: BRAVE LITTLE FINN Storytime & activities. Free. All ages.

OUR REVOLUTION: AN EVENING WITH BERNIE SANDERS ON BOOK TOUR At Burlington’s First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House. Tickets required. Visit for details.

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BEGINNER RUSSIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Learn the basics of the Eastern Slavic tongue. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Fine-tune your ability to dialogue in a nonnative language. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:457:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.


LGBTQ GENDER-FREE SQUARE DANCE CLASS: Folks with a twinkle in their eye and in their toes bring a water bottle and a sense of humor to a stepping session for all abilities. No partner necessary. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:309:30 p.m. $5-10; free for first-timers. Info,

TAI CHI FOR ALL: Shaina Levee instructs attendees wearing loose, comfy clothing in moving meditation. Jericho Town Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 899-4686.



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

R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio B, Burlington, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. C.


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Celebrate humans’ special bond with their senior dogs and welcome retired police dogs Oak and Freesia.




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.

YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT: Middle and high schoolers get inspired for a life of environmental responsibility with workshops, discussions and networking opportunities. Barre Civic Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5-10. Info, 888-4972.



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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.




STORY TIME: Classic tales and new adventures spark imaginations. Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.



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.




PERSONAL BEST RUNNER’S CIRCUIT: A smallgroup training class prepares athletes to meet their goals and avoid injury. Your Personal Best Fitness, South Burlington, 5:45-6:30 p.m. $15. Info, 658-1616.

READING BUDDIES: Little pals meet with mentors to bond over books. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.






‘PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL’: Y BA Ontario teenager Marc Hall’s realCK C T ES R U OU NT RY FORUM | CO life battle to bring his boyfriend to prom plays out onstage in a heartfelt new WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUND BATH: Draw in the work. Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montréal, 8 good vibrations of gongs, bowls and didgeridoos p.m. $51-65. Info, 514-739-7944. — a relaxing sonic massage to get you through the MO



week. The ellness Collective, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 510-697-7790. ZUMBA: Lively Latin rhythms fuel this dancefitness phenomenon for a l experience levels. Vergennes Opera House, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 349-0026.


DOROTHY’S LIST BOOK CLUB: Readers ages 8 through 11 weigh in on The Nightsiders: The Orpha Army by Jonathan Maberry. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: First through sixth graders get extra help in reading, math and science. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. ‘PUSS IN BOOTS: OR HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE WORLD’: Bald Mountain Theater presents a fast and fun adaptation of the story of a third son who


SONG CIRCLE: Music lovers congregate for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182. THE U.S. JAZZ AMBASSADORS: Toes tap when the official touring band of the United States Army showcases jazz standards and swing, bebop, and Dixieland compositions. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0903.


ELECTION 2016: THE VERMONT STORY: Green Mountain State elections are at the center of a discussion with Secretary of State Jim Condos, editor Mark Johnson and author Susan Clark. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.


HEROES, ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE: EXPLORING IDENTITY IN ‘EL DEAFO’: Students lead activities to enrich understanding of Cece Bell’s children’s graphic novel about a girl who harnesses the power of her hearing aid. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. INTRO TO GENEALOGY: John Kelley provides resources for family-tree fact finding in a three-pa t series. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-5124.


WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Ladies dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. See for details. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $3; $50 for season pass. Info,


ALEX KOTLOWITZ: The best-se ling author reflects on issues of race and poverty in “Chronicling the Other America: A 25-Year Retrospective.” Recital Hall, McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. BURLINGTON GEOGRAPHIC: Burlington Electric Department’s Dan Fredman and Roger Donegan shine a light on the Queen City’s energy heritage in “Burlington Illuminated.” Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, DARRIN MCMAHON: “Pursuing Happiness Through the Ages,” part of the First Wednesdays series, draws on the world’s major religions and wisdom traditions. Norwich Congregational Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. GLENN ANDRES: Pastoral stereotypes are sidelined in an examination of the state’s built landscape in “The Buildings of ermont,” delivered as part of the First Wednesdays series. Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902. ILAN STAVANS: The celebrated litera y critic shares observations his incarcerated students have made about Shakespeare’s tragedy in the First Wednesdays series talk “Hamlet in Prison.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. JAMES MARONEY: The First ednesdays series lecture “Memoirs of an Art Dealer” harks back to the art world of the 1970s. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. LEIGH GOODMARK: In “Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized?” the professor ponders the link between mass incarceration and the criminalization of intimate partner violence. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1225. LESLIE BUTLER: The First ednesdays series address “American Democracy and the Woman Question” looks at the archaic debate over women’s place in political thought. Rutland Free Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. LIEF RICHARDSON: Hailing from the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, the speaker sows seeds of knowledge with a talk on crop yields. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, NANCY JAY CRUMBINE: Shared as part of the First Wednesdays series, “Celebrating E.B. White” pays tribute to the Charlotte’s Web author’s legacy. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. RICK WINSTON: Movie clips illustrate “The Hollywood Blacklist.” Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9011. WILLARD STERNE RANDALL: Part romance and part tragedy, Alexander Hamilton’s life takes center stage in the First Wednesdays series speech “Hamilton: The Man and the Musical.” Browne l Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.



‘INTERSECTIONS: A THEATRE PROJECT ABOUT PRISON AND REFORM’: First-person accounts and inmate letters inspire a full-length performance exploring incarceration in Vermont. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $17-22. Info, 540-0406. ‘RENT’: SOLD OUT. Based on Puccini’s La Bohème, Jonathan Larson’s musical interprets the lives of artists and bohemians grappling with love, art and death in New York City. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-70. Info, 863-5966.



AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, Sharon Academy, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Williamstown Middle/High School, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Hinesburg St. Jude Catholic Church, 12:30-6 p.m. 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. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. Essex Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info,

LEE CONRAD KEMSLEY: The ermont author excerpts The Hunger ear, her work of fiction in which a young girl settles in the state during the snowy year of 1816. Milton Historical Museum, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2598.

ONE WORLD LIBRARY PROJECT: Vermont’s Celtic heritage comes to the fore in a presentation by artist and bodhrán player Reagh Greenleaf. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.

MARCELO MORALES: The award-winning Cuban author explores the evolution of everyday life in Havana in his prose poetry presented bilingually. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3196.

VERMONT BACKCOUNTRY FORUM: A social potluck dinner gives way to presentations on off-trial skiing and riding projects and programs. Pierce Hall Community Center, Rochester, 6 p.m. Free; cash bar. Info, 864-5794.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB: Avid readers exchange ideas and opinions about Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

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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. WRITING CIRCLE: Prompts flow into a 30-minute free-write and sharing opportunities in a judgmentfree atmosphere. The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.

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SEX, LABOR & LAUGHS: Vermont Comedy Divas dole out jokes to support the Vermont Midwives Association. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15; for ages 18 and up. Info, 540-0406.





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


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DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL: Internationally renowned artists from Guinea, Senegal and Mali join Burlington’s Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater for classes and performances. See for details. See calendar spotlight. Various Burlington locations, 5:30-8:45 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 859-1802.


‘THE RESURRECTION OF VICTOR JARA’: A Q&A with the filmmaker follows a screening of this documentary on the Chilean activist and musician known as the Woody Guthrie of South America. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:309:15 p.m. $12. Info, 846-7509.

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ king. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1143. 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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ALTERNATIVE MENSTRUAL PRODUCT WORKSHOP: From cups to cloths, ladies consider the pros and cons of different methods for managing their monthly periods. The raveled Cup, St. Albans, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15; limited space. Info, 488-0413. COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161. CORNWALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Interval training helps participants improve strength, agility, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. First Congregational Church, Cornwall, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. FORZA: THE SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when using wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.


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‘DAMNATION’: A 2014 documentary film opens the floodgates on the cha lenges that waterway barriers present to river health. A discussion follows. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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

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VERMONT VISION FOR A MULTICULTURAL FUTURE CONFERENCE: Like-minded individuals work toward a more multiracial and multiethnic state. Black Bear Lodge, Stratton Mountain Resort. $210; limited space. Info, 254-2972.

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COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Residents chew the fat over the values of space and community growth. The ellness Co-op, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Seekers clear their heads, finding inspiration and creativi y. The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303. REIKI/SHAMANIC HEALING CLINIC: Brief sessions introduce attendees to different forms of bodywork and energy healing. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, 860-6203. UNDERSTANDING HOMEOPATHY: Clinical intern Hannah McLeod demystifies the holistic treatment system. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10-12; free for VCIH students; preregister. Info, 224-7100. YOGA: Sangha Studio instructor Teresa Wynne guides students who are in recovery in achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.


‘ANNE OF GREEN GABLES’: An 11-year-old girl wins over her new family, school and neighbors in an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s novel, brought to life by Very Merry Traveling Theatre. Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 862-6450. BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUP: Parents connect while kids enjoy toys, stories, challah and juice. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, LEGO CLUB: Brightly colored interlocking blocks inspire developing minds. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. MUSICAL STORY TIME: Little ones keep the beat with rhythm instruments while Inger Dybfest strums the guitar. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. PJ STORY HOUR: Tots dress for bed and wind down with tales and crafts. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. PLAINFIELD PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Tykes ages 2 through 5 discover the magic of literature. Cutler Memorial Library, Plainfield, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 454-8504.

‘PUSS IN BOOTS: OR HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE WORLD’: See WED.2, Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick.

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

THE U.S. JAZZ AMBASSADORS: See WED.2, Vergennes Union High School & Middle School. Info, 877-6737.

Aiken Lecture speaker’s specialty. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2086.



ADVANCED GENEALOGY SEMINAR: John Kelley moderates as ancestor investigators share tips for taking their search to the next level. Wright House, Harrington Village, Shelburne, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-5124.

ROCHESTER SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: A wide selection of page turners fosters a love of literature in students. Rochester School, 1-6 p.m. Cost of books. Info, 767-3161. THURSDAY PLAY TIME: Kiddos and their caregivers convene for casual fun. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 878-4918.




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FRENCH CONVERSATION: Speakers improve their linguistic dexterity in the romantic tongue. Bradford Public Library, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536. PLAUDERSTUNDE: Conversationalists with basic knowledge of the German language put their skills to work over lunch. Zen Gardens, South Burlington, noon. Cost of food. Info, 862-1677.


CINEMANIA: Movie lovers flock to the theater for French-language flicks y seasoned filmmakers and rising talents. See for details. Centre Cinéma Impérial, Montréal. $8.50175. Info, 514-909-1604.


IMOGEN COOPER: The pianist brings vi tuosity and poetic poise to a program of Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy and others. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. $6-25. Info, 443-6433. ‘RUSH: TIME STAND STILL’: Paul Rudd narrates this onscreen look into the band’s sold-out final tou . Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 660-9300.


CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Caregivers catalog resources for assisting those with the degenerative mental condition. St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 888-4651.

INNER GUIDANCE: An interactive workshop hosted by Eckankar encourages folks seeking insight into life’s challenges to connect with their internal source of truth. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390.


BURLINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: Veterans and new players lace up for practices and games on mixed-gender teams. Bring personal cleats, a mouth guard and a water bottle. Fort Ethan Allen Athletic Fields, Colchester, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, FREE AIKIDO CLASS: An introduction to the Japanese martial art focuses on centering and finding freedom while under attack. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 6-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900.


MATTHEW MARSIT: The Da tmouth College Wind Ensemble director focuses on France’s colorful collective of artists circa 1900 in “Les Apaches — French Progressives.” Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. PAUL FARMER: Health, human rights and the consequences of social inequity are the George D.

‘BLUE STOCKINGS’: Champlain College students and faculty members share the stage in Jessica Swale’s play about young women fighting for the right to earn university degrees. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $5-10; free for students with ID. Info, ‘BROKEN CIRCLE’: The alley Players inspire laughter with Jeanne Beckwith’s dark comedy about how families find strength during times of loss. alley Players Theate , Waitsfield, 7:30-10 p.m. $12. Info, 583-1674. ‘THE CHERRY ORCHARD’: Renata Litvinova stars in Checkhov’s classic tale of an aristocratic woman who loses her estate, broadcast to the silver screen in Russian with English subtitles. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $12-15. Info, 748-2600. ‘CHOIR BOY’: Broadway veterans and New York theater artists take the stage to tell the story of two young black men vying for the lead spot in their school’s vocal ensemble. See calendar spotlight. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $18-30. Info, 457-3500. ‘THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)’: From Washington, D.C., to Watergate, audience members are taken on a roller-coaster ride through the United States’ past. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 775-0903 ‘DRACULA’: The Uni ersity of Vermont Department of Theatre takes a bite out of Bram Stokers spellbinding story of a vampire in search of new blood. Royall Tyler Theatre, Uni ersity of Vermont, Burlington, 7:30-10 p.m. $19-25. Info, 656-2094. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: Two fathers fake a feud to unite their children in romance in this 1995 musical presented by the Middlebury Community Players. Town Hall Theate , Middlebury, 8 p.m. $15-23. Info, 382-9222. ‘FOOLS: A COMEDY’: A curse of stupidity hangs over a fictitious 1890 Russian vi lage in Neil Simon’s sidesplitting comedy, brought to the stage by Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theatre. Brick Box, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $20; limited space. Info, 775-0903. ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’: Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players interpret F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece about wealth, decadence and the perilous pursuit of the American dream. Alexander Twilight

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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.

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.




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Theatre, yndon State College, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 274-2554. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: The Johnson State College theater troupe presents a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s farce about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. $10; free for students. Info, 635-1476. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS’: In this screening of the hysterical Broadway hit, James Cordon stars as a hapless criminal mismanaging two jobs in 1960s Brighton. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7 p.m. $10-20. Info, 457-3981. ‘THE OTHER MIDDLE AGES’: Academia is put under the microscope in Emer Pond Feeney’s one-act play performed by Small Potatoes Theate . Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, SUNY PLATTSBURGH’S ‘THE TEMPEST’: A sorcerer plots to restore his daughter to her rightful position in this Shakespearean work of theater. Hartman Theatre, M ers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30-10 p.m. $3-11. Info, 518-564-2243.


CATAMOUNT WRITERS PROJECT: Ideas make their way from the brain to the page in a creative workshop with storyteller Leah Carey. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 748-2600. GEEK MOUNTAIN STATE SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK DISCUSSION: Propelled by pizza, word nerds gab about The Long ay to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 7-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-5124. MARCELO MORALES: See WED.2, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, THE PENNY CANDLE: Members of Fairfax Friends in Writing exchange informal, supportive feedback on pieces from all genres. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. RECITE!: Rhyme-and-meter masters regale listeners with original and chosen poetry at this monthly meetup. Mon Vert Café, Woodstock, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 457-299-7073.


LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEW BUSINESS OWNERS: Local attorneys elucidate a range of issues such as entity formation, contract basics, and licenses and regulations. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4872. STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESS: Entrepreneurs pick up tips for getting new enterprises off the ground. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4872.



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,


AILEY II: Emerging talents in dance and choreography bring the creative vision of the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to the stage. Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $15-54. Info, 748-2600.


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring 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. Auditorium, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011.

BOB MARLEY: Having graced the stages of late-night television and Comedy Central, New England’s “King of Comedy” returns to the region to deliver big laughs. Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $27.50. Info, 476-8188.

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.


RACE AND THE LAW FORUM: Black Law Students Association’s annual meeting of the minds focuses on issues related to environmental policy, social activism and voting rights. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Info,

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Amid music by John Dunlop, Laura Markowitz and Chris Rua, Adina Gordon leads casually dressed hoofers in the steps popular in the time of Jane Austen. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 899-2378.


ADDRESSING RACISM IN THE CLASSROOM: JEH KULU’S EDUCATORS’ DAY: FR UO I.4 | MU OD Instructors of kindergartenI AN S IC | P V LAVROVA PRIMAKO VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL ers through college students gain FALL CONFERENCE: Pulitzer Prizeawareness of ways in which biases maniwinning writer Taylor Branch keynotes two days of fest in learning environments. North End Studios, exploration on the theme “Looking at Leadership Burlington, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $45-60. Info, 859-1802. Through the Humanities.” Uni ersity of Vermont, Burlington, 5 p.m. $79-129; limited space. Info, 262-2626.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, Stowe High School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shelburne Town Center, noon-5 p.m. SINGLE ADULT VOLLEYBALL/GAME/DINNER NIGHT: Social butterflies se ve, set, spike and snack at a fun-fi led gathering. Essex Alliance Church, 6-9 p.m. $5. Info, 999-5291. SWEET SIPS & HOLIDAY MARKET: Folks mingle over hot beverages while checking out work by local artists and crafters. ONE Arts Center, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $8; free for members. Info, oneartscollective@

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COLCHESTER COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR: Local experts share their knowledge of nutrition, health and well-being. A harvest dinner rounds out the evening. Colchester High School, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL: See THU.3, 12:30-9 p.m.


TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: Documentary films put e erything from environmental issues to epic adventures to eye-opening politics into focus. Proceeds benefit the Uni ersity of Vermont Outing Club. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $10-15. Info, 656-2060.

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COCKTAIL PARTY: See THU.3. SHEPHERD’S PIE DINNER: Home-cooked fare made with either ground beef or turkey fi ls hungry bellies. Isle of Patmos Masonic Lodge, South Hero, 5-8 p.m. $5-10; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 372-5748. A TASTE OF HOME: Foodies devour demonstrations of 10 new recipes in an interactive show. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 775-0903. WILD ABOUT VERMONT: Diners dig into the bounty of the state at a special fish-and-game suppe . Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 7 p.m. $79.50; cash bar. Info, 863-5966. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.2.


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TAMARA ELLIS SMITH & ALICE FOTHERGILL: The authors of Another Kind of Hurricane and Children of Katrina, respectively, excerpt their work at this benefit for recently flooded Baton Rouge. Phoeni Books Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.


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ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. FELDENKRAIS WITH GILLIAN FRANKS: A movement-centered class with instructions such as “Do less” and “Rest” renders participants rejuvenated. The ellness Collective, Burlington, 7-7:45 a.m. $10. Info, 540-0186. 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. 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT | 802.878.2851

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LAUGHTER YOGA: Breathe, clap, chant and giggle! Both new and experienced participants reduce stress with this playful practice. The ellness Coop, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. NIA WITH REBECCA: An expressive workout combining dance, martial arts and healing arts strengthens the mind, body and spirit. Shelburne Town Hall, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $16; free for first-timers. Info, 489-6701.

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RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.2. REIKI: Touch activates the body’s natural healing abilities, aiding people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.




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‘BRAVE LITTLE FINN’ STORY TIME & ACTIVITIES: Tots tote their favorite stuffed friends to an evening dedicated to John and Jennifer Churchman’s tale of a resilient baby lamb, after which toys stick around for an animals-only sleepover. Phoenix Books Essex, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. 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. MAGIC: THE GATHERING: Decks of cards determine the arsenal with which participants, or “planeswalkers,” fight others for glo y, knowledge and conquest. For grades 6 and up. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. MUSIC WITH ROBERT: Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik hit all the right notes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, 9/6/16 2:27 PM Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, moonsong148@

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‘ANNE OF GREEN GABLES’: See THU.3, 7-8:30 p.m.

‘PUSS IN BOOTS: OR HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE WORLD’: See WED.2, Newberry Market, White River Junction. ROCHESTER SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: See THU.3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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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.

LARK QUARTET: Bows in hand, the foursome finds a l the right notes in a program of Debussy, Dvořák and Gershwin. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-35; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 728-6464. LAVROVA PRIMAKOV PIANO DUO: Two pianists tickle the ivories to compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Ravel in a University of Vermont Lane Series concert. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, preshow talk, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $5-40. Info, 656-4455. PIERRE CHARTRAND, ALEXIS CHARTRAND & NICOLAS BABINEAU: Audience members are in awe of world-class Québécois step dancing and fiddling. The Ceilidh Barn, Sheldon, 7-9:30 p.m. $20; limited space; preregister. Info, 393-7120. RAY VEGA’S LATIN JAZZ ALLSTARS: Vermont’s Grammy Award-winning trumpeter steps into the spotlight with a fie y recital. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25. Info, 863-5966.

lighthearted adaptation of the movie starring Reese Witherspoon as a Harvard law student with a penchant for pink and Chihuahuas. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: See THU.3. ‘THE OTHER MIDDLE AGES’: See THU.3. STAGE 32’S ‘THE TEMPEST’: Stage 32 presents Shakespeare’s tale of forgiveness, reconciliation and second chances set on a haunted island. U-32 High School, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10-12. Info, 2290321, ext. 5561. SUNY PLATTSBURGH’S ‘THE TEMPEST’: See THU.3.


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. SAMANTHA HUNT: The New York-based writer shares her new novel, Mr. Splitfoot. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8600.

ROY HURD: Skip Smithson and Tim Hartnett join the folkster for a night of mountain-grown sounds. Palmer Street Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 518-561-6920.



PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER VOLUNTEER seminars ORIENTATION: An overSCIENTIFIC view of the center’s history I.4 |T UR AROMATHERAPY: Follow and mission gives insight HE CH AT RE your nose! Terra Johnson lays into the role of the retail store ER AU L | ‘IN OF T IM out the top 10 benefits and uses and the organization’s larger goals. ES Y ATE A PPAREL’ | COURT of salutary scents. Community Room, Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 3-4 Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 9. p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@hungermountain. coop. art FR


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.

potluck, 5 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. $5-15; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 454-7303.


ELDER EDUCATION ENRICHMENT SERIES: Journalism professor David Mindich shares his expertise in “Did the Media Give Us What We Needed to Know in This Election Season?” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, social time, 1:15-2 p.m.; talk, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 846-4835. RONALD NEUMANN & ROBERT FORD: The former ambassadors look to the future in “Middle East Policy Options for the Next Administration.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. START THE CONVERSATION: Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice’s Emily McKenna facilitates a candid discussion about end-of-life decisions. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518. TAYLOR BRANCH: The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer looks to the citizens’ movement around Martin Luther King Jr. as a patriotic model for the future in his Vermont Humanities Council Fall Conference keynote address. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5-6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 262-1355.



OPEN SPACE: AN IMPROVISATIONAL LABORATORY: Artistic students, faculty and community members try out ideas during an hour of silent experimentation, followed by an hour open to musicians. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


FALL BAZAAR: Handcrafted local goods complement homemade jellies, pickles and fudge at this benefit for the United Church of Fai fax. Baptist Building, Fairfax, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 849-6313. HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Browsers get a jump on gift shopping at this annual market featuring baked goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry and garden starters. Fellowship Hall. The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7634.





FALL CRAFT FAIR: More than 30 local creatives put jewelry, wood works, sewn items and more on display. St. John Vianney Parish Hall, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 864-4116.




SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTRÉAL: Cinephiles take their pick of 17 diverse, contemporary films shown with English subtitles. Cinéma de Sève, Webster Library, Concordia University, Montréal. Donations. Info, 514-620-4182.



DIIV: The Brooklyn band brings on atmospheric rock songs from 2016’s Is the Is Are. Pill open. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. $15-17. Info, 540-0406. ELLE CARPENTER: The singe -songwriter celebrates the release of her latest album with new tunes. Maple Corner Community Center, Calais,

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‘DRACULA’: See THU.3. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See THU.3. ‘FOOLS: A COMEDY’: See THU.3. ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’: See THU.3. ‘INTIMATE APPAREL’: Audience members follow the trials and triumphs of an African American seamstress in this award-winning drama. Moore Theate , Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $10-12. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL’: Blondes have more fun in Trumbull Hall Troupe’s

BURLINGTON WESTIE FIRST SATURDAY DANCE: Hoofers hit the dance floor for a themed evening of blues and West Coast swing. North End Studio A, Burlington, introductory lesson, 6:30 p.m.; workshop, 7 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $7-10. Info, burlington CONTEMPORARY DANCE MAKING: HOW & WHY?!: Polly Motley is present at a workshop and worksin-progress showing for those creating pieces of dance, theater and music. Dharma Door, Underhill, 2:30-10 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, hannasatt@

LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT CONTRA DANCE: Beginners, singles and newcomers find their rhythm at a social dance ca led by Adina Gordon. Capital City Grange, Berlin, 8-11 p.m. $5-9. Info, 249-7454. HAFLA FOR REFUGEES: Solo and group performances of Middle Eastern dance benefit the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 864-7704.


WHOLESALE WILD SALMON PARTY: Fisherman Anthony Naples offers up his summer catch and premieres his documentary film. A tsRiot, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406.


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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. THE REALLY BIG SHOW XXI: Amateur talents from the Rutland region stun audience members with feats of song, dance and comedy. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 775-0903 VERMONT RAILS MODEL RAILROAD SHOW: Locomotive enthusiasts follow the tracks to more than 70 exhibits and vendors. Barre Civic Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1-5; free for kids under 6. Info, 598-0905. VIVA LAS ARTES!: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres whet appetites for a family-style feast of fall comfort foods. Art installations and a live auction top off this fundraiser for community-based programming. River Arts, Morrisville, 6 p.m. $75; preregister; limited space. Info, 888-1261.

fairs & festivals

DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL: See THU.3, 9:30 a.m.9:30 p.m.


‘LAMB’: Upcoming holidays spell danger for an Ethiopian boy’s pet sheep in this 2015 drama. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

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CHOCOLATE TASTING: With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholics of all ages discover the fla or profiles of four di ferent confections. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. COCKTAIL PARTY: See THU.3.

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RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.2, 10:45 a.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.2, North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m.


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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Shoppers stock up on handmade gifts. Essex Junction St. Pius X Parish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5997.


‘ANNE OF GREEN GABLES’: See THU.3, 7-8:30 p.m. ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: See WED.2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ‘PUSS IN BOOTS: OR HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE WORLD’: See WED.2, Grange Hall, Waterbury Center, 2 & 7 p.m. SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of songs and narratives engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m.10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. 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.


‘TORREY PINES’: Stop-motion animation gives life to a queer punk coming-of-age story from director Clyde Petersen. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m. $2-20. Info, 356-2776.



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BURLINGTON CIVIC SYMPHONY: Daniel Bruce grabs the baton to direct a program of works by Leonard Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. $5-15. Info, 863-5966. DARTMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Student musicians take listeners on a melodic journey with Dvořák, Nielsen and Shostakovich. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $5-20. Info, 603-646-2422. INORABRASS: Named for the goddess of mountain snow, the ensemble delivers a noteworthy concert of Bach, Joplin and others. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.

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MONTPELIER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Classical connoisseurs open their ears for the program “American Celebration.” Waterbury Congregational Church, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 229-4191. NOVELLER: Sarah Lipstate manipulates the guitar to produce a rich sonic palette. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966. SAT.5

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FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: Gourmands graze on locally made products at this annual benefit for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Shelburne Vineyard, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nonperishable food donation. Info, 985-8222.

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‘THEO WHO LIVED’: A documentary retraces an American journalist’s kidnapping by Al Qaeda. A discussion with the subject, Theo Padnos, and the filmmakers fo lows. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-9. Info, 603-646-2422.

POKÉMON XY EVOLUTIONS BOOSTER DRAFT: Players pack extra basic energy cards for a Swissstyle tournament. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 3:30-8 p.m. $24. Info, 540-0498.


‘PETER AND JOHN’: Jay Craven directed the Nantucket-based 2015 movie about two brothers who must reevaluate their relationship as love and money come into play. Vergennes Opera House, 7 p.m. $10-12; free for students. Info, 877-6737.

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HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP FOOD & WELLNESS FAIR: Locals sample artisan breads, cheeses, sweets and treats while learning about wellness resources in central Vermont. Montpelier City Hall, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8000.

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COMMUNITY COFFEEHOUSE: Steaming beverages in hand, neighbors socialize amid live acoustic music, games, books and Wi-Fi. Jericho Town Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 899-4686.

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GERMAN DINNER: Live music entertains diners, who sit down to a traditional spread of pork schnitzel, sweet and sour red cabbage, buttered carrots, and desserts. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho, 5:15 & 6:30 p.m. $5-12; free for kids 3 and under; preregister. Info, 899-3932.

MAGIC MORNING: PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE: Butter-making, circle time, a story and a craft give parents and potential students a taste of the learning community. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 985-2827, ext. 212.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, Midas South Burlington, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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PAT DONOHUE: Fans of “A Prairie Home Companion” lend their ears to the fingerpicking guitarist heard on the National Public Radio program. Ripton Community House, 7:30 p.m. $3-15. Info, 388-9782. RICOCHET DUO: Pianist Rose Chancler and percussionist Jane Boxall hit all the right notes in the electroacoustic and minimalist program “Wired.” Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner package; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. SOCIAL BAND: The Burlington choral group gi es voice to the program “May Your Heart in Tune Be Found: Songs of Grace and Gratitude.” Richmond Free Library, 7:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 355-4216. STAINED GLASS BLUEGRASS: Gospel and inspirational music by Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing lifts spirits. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of St. Johnsbury, 7:30 p.m. $10-15; free for students. Info, 748-2600. STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MAGSEN: The folk trou badours delight listeners with an acoustic show. Landmark School House, Lower Cabot, 7 p.m. $15; preregister; limited space; BYOB. Info, 793-3016.

VERMONT VIRTUOSI: Luscious operatic arias arrest listeners’ attention in “Twilight at the Opera.” First Baptist Church of Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 881-9153. THE WILL PATTON ENSEMBLE: Gypsy-jazz and Brazilian choro music intersect onstage, courtesy of the seasoned foursome. Music Box, Craftsbury, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10 free for kids under 16. Info, 586-7533.

WAGON RIDE WEEKENDS: A seasonal celebration comes complete with narrated horse-drawn hay rides and themed activities. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-14; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355.





‘BROKEN CIRCLE’: See THU.3. ‘CHOIR BOY’: See THU.3. ‘DRACULA’: See THU.3, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See THU.3, 2 & 8 p.m.



INTRO TO EXCEL: Columns, rows, cells, formulas and data entry become second nature at a tutorial on electronic spreadsheets. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. PLAN & DELIVER: CHILDBIRTH ESSENTIALS: The mother of all birthing classes prepares parents for late pregnancy, labor and the immediate postpartum period. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, Montpelier, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 595-7953.



STEPS TOWARD REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE: Athletes set out on a 5K run, learning about women’s health and justice issues along the way. McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info,


EVENT CINEMA: ‘HERMITAGE REVEALED’: Art admirers are taken on a journey through the history of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, which was once an imperial palace. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $15. Info, 603-646-2422.


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.

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‘THE BRIGHT STREAM’: Members of the Bolshoi Ballet leap and bound across the silver screen in a broadcast performance of this laugh-out-loud masterpiece driven by mistaken identity. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $6-18. Info, 748-2600.

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DANCE, SING & JUMP AROUND: Traditional music enlivens an afternoon of intergenerational circle and line dancing. Plainfield own Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 223-1509.

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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.

‘DINÉ BAHANE’: DR. PAUL ZOLBROD’S JOURNEY INTO THE VOICE OF THE NAVAJO CREATION STORY’: Music and images enrich this film shown as pa t of Native American Heritage Month. A discussion with Zolbrod and the filmmakers follows. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Students and their families embark on a tour and meet faculty and pupils to see if the secondary school makes the grade. High School Campus, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 495-0834, ext. 102.


CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE: Families honor the memory of youngsters who have passed away. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 847-4880. FEARLESS: Performing artists explore feelings, both humorous and horrific, surrounding death. A reception and a game follow. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 6:30-9:45 p.m. $13. Info, 457-3500.

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DANCE & DRUM FESTIVAL: See THU.3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. HARVEST BARTER FAIR: My canned tomatoes for your homemade bread? Locavores swap handmade goods at this informal gathering. Lakeview Union School, Greensboro, 2-4 p.m. Free; bring items

POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.3, noon-5 p.m.

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DYNAMIC QIGONG: Breathing, stretching and meditative motions enhance health and wellbeing. Charlotte Congregational Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 238-2637.


‘JACKIE ROBINSON’: The 5 NIA WITH SUZY: Drawing |M 2016 Ken Burns documenOY US -D from martial, dance and healLS IC tary hits a home run with EL |R S IC O A ing arts, sensory-based moveC HE UR its depiction of the player who T DUO F LA | COURTESY O ments push participants to their full crossed baseball’s color lines. A discuspotential. South End Studio, Burlington, sion follows. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 2 9-10 a.m. $14. Info, 522-3691. p.m. Free. Info, 877-3406. WARM VINYASA: Hanna Satterlee helps yogis heat up from the inside out in a 90-degree room. Tapna food & drink Yoga, Burlington, 2-3:30 p.m. $15. Info, 651-8979. AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN NIGHT: Mulu Tewelde ZUMBA FITNESS: High-spirited students dance and Alganesh Michael serve up traditional African toward health in an easy-to-follow fitness program dishes. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 4:30-10 p.m. Cost of set to red-hot international music. North End food and drink; preregister. Info, 540-0406, ext. 4. Studio A, Burlington, 9 a.m. $8-10. Info, 777-7032. HARPOON FRIENDSGIVING: A holiday feast features hearty homestyle fare alongside a special kids beer brewed exclusively for the event. Ticket sales ‘PUSS IN BOOTS: OR HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE support the Vermont Foodbank. Harpoon Brewery, WORLD’: See WED.2, Black Box Theate , Main Street Windsor, 6-8:30 p.m. $55; preregister; limited Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. space. Info, 674-5491. T. SA

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.







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


THE SKY WRITING GROUP: Creative storytelling supports health and community cohesion in a critique-free environment. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,




DARTMOUTH COLLEGE GLEE CLUB: Student singers lift their voices in the program “American Strength and Struggle.” Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 2 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE CHOIR: Guest conductor Susanne Peck leads student vocalists in a repertoire spanning major styles and time periods of the choral canon. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


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MONTPELIER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: See SAT.5, College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 4 p.m. MOORS & MCCUMBER: Two talented multi-instrumentalists dole out original numbers as part of the P.M. Sundays series. Richmond Congregational Church, 4-6 p.m. $17.50-20. Info, 434-4563. NORTHEAST FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: Lovers of this spirited art form gather to catch up and jam. Morrisville VFW Post, noon-5 p.m. Free; donations of nonperishable food items accepted. Info, 728-5188. SOCIAL BAND: See SAT.5, First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. SOUNDS OF AUTUMN: CHAMBER MUSIC FOR CLARINET, FLUTE & PIANO: Compositions by Debussy, Lowell Liebermann and Martin Amlin ring out courtesy of this uncommon trio’s combinations. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3500. VERMONT VIRTUOSI: See SAT.5, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 3 p.m. WILLIAM LEE ELLIS: Guitar in tow, the singer-songwriter steps up to the mic with blues and gospel songs. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4962.




INNER GUIDANCE: See THU.3, Eckankar Center, Burlington, 12:30-3 p.m.


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,


‘BROKEN CIRCLE’: See THU.3, 2-4 p.m. ‘CHOIR BOY’: See THU.3, 5 p.m. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See THU.3, 2 p.m. ‘FOOLS: A COMEDY’: See THU.3, 2 p.m.





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‘INTIMATE APPAREL’: See FRI.4, 2 p.m. ‘LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL’: See FRI.4, 3 p.m. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: See THU.3, 2 p.m. STAGE 32’S ‘THE TEMPEST’: See FRI.4, 2-4 p.m. ‘STAGE KISS’ AUDITIONS: Actors throw their hats into the ring for roles in Essex Community Players’ production of a romantic comedy in which a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by theater. Essex United Methodist Church, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, SUNY PLATTSBURGH’S ‘THE TEMPEST’: See THU.3, 2-5 p.m.


BURLINGTON WOMEN’S POETRY GROUP: Female writers seek feedback from fellow rhyme-andmeter mavens. Call for details. Private residence, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, FRANK MANCHEL: Movie mavens snag autographs from the author of Take Two: A Film Teacher’s Unconventional Story. Pizzeria Verità, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 489-5644. POETRY RECEPTION & READING: Alice Fogel and Chard deNiord, poet laureates of New Hampshire and Vermont, share their gifts for verse in the program “Two Voices, One River.” Long River Gallery & Gifts, Lyme, N.H., 3-6:30 p.m. Donations; preregister; limited space. Info,

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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. ADULT CONTEMPORARY DANCE: A weekly class crescendos with expressive phrases of movement. North End Studio B, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $12. 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 the salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, Wells River Savings Bank, noon-5 p.m. Rutland Elks Club, noon-6 p.m. Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont, South Burlington, 1-7 p.m. 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. VERMONT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: IS THE SUN BIG?: Stargazers meet to discuss celestial subjects. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


CINÉ SALON: IN DIALOGUE DAVID SHEPARD: AMERICAN FILM PRESERVATIONIST: Appearing via Skype, the silent classics connoisseur walks film fanatics through his efforts to conserve cinematic works. Mayer Room, Howe Library, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-643-4120. MOVIE: Snacks are provided at a showing of a popular flick. Ca l for details. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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DONATION NIGHT: Attendees dig in, then the restaurant donates a portion of proceeds to the Josh Pallotta Fund. Texas Roadhouse, Williston, 4-7 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, aromablessings@


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.2, 7 p.m. MAGIC: THE GATHERING — MONDAY NIGHT MODERN: Tarmogoyf-slinging madness ensues when competitors battle for prizes in a weekly game. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 6:30-10 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0498.

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CLEARING THE SUBCONSCIOUS KUNDALINI YOGA SERIES: Students cast off negativity during this awareness-based practice with Sukhpran Kaur. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $14. Info, 318-6050. DISCUSSION GROUP: MEATLESS DIET: A conversation about animal-friendly eating habits satisfies hungry minds. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. MORNING FLOW YOGA: See WED.2. NIA WITH SUZY: See SUN.6, 7 p.m. PERSONAL BEST RUNNER’S CIRCUIT: See WED.2. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.2, North End Studio A, Burlington. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.2. VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM STUDENT HERB CLINIC: Third- ear interns evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info,



Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.


BABY LAP TIME: Babes up to 24 months experience color, sound and movement through stories, songs, bounces and rhymes. Richmond Free Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. FRENCH SONG & CONVERSATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS: Francophiles who study the language in school practice communicating with a native speaker. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, KIDS’ AERIAL FABRIC DANCE CLASS: Adventurous youngsters ages 7 through 12 learn to hang, climb and spin on silks in a highflying class for a l experience levels. North End Studio B, Burlington, 3:15-4:15 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713. NATURE PLAYGROUP: Richmond, Huntington and Hinesburg residents up to age 5 encounter the wonders of the great outdoors. Meet at the Education Barn, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3068. ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: See WED.2, 6-8 p.m. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: See THU.3.


BASIC BIKE MAINTENANCE & DIY FLAT REPAIR: Riders get their gears turning during a lesson on bicycle anatomy, vocabulary, functions and fixes. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475. BREASTFEEDING 101: Pregnant mothers and their partners seek advice from lactation consultants. Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 595-7953. HOW TO SURVIVE SPIRITUALLY IN OUR TIMES: Eckankar hosts an open discussion that includes techniques to help participants face life’s challenges. Rutland Free Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. 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.


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PICKUP DODGEBALL: Coed groups | MU S IC | ANNA & EL of adult players drop in and heave balls at the competition. Orchard School, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $5. Info, 324-3036.

ROBIN’S NEST NATURE PLAYGROUP: Naturalistled pursuits through fields and forests fascinate tykes up to age 5. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 229-6206. SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT?: Kiddos explore what it means to be a U.S. citizen with recently naturalized librarian Erna. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME & CRAFTS WITH CAITLIN: Engaging plots complement seasonal creative projects. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 955-5124.


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



CHRIS ISAAK: CANCELED. The “ icked Games” singer serenades listeners as part of his First Comes the Night Tour. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. Info, 775-0903. 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.

BURLINGTON GEOGRAPHIC: Brennan Gauthier, Kyle Obenauer and Luis Vivanco take listeners on a tour of the Queen City’s transportation heritage via railroad, streetcar, bicycle and even horse-powered paddleboat in “Pathways and Pavement.” Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, JANE DAVIDSON: The Sutherland Lecture speaker looks to the future in “Dream Green — Creating the Next Generation of Doers and Change Makers.” Roy Event Center, Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. MARILYN TAM: The entrepreneur o fers a sense of direction in “The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions That ake You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.’’ See calendar spotlight. Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2633. PAMELA PALMATER: A lawyer puts Canada’s courts on trial in “Indigenous Women, Murder and the Canadian Justice System.” Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1348. RORY WATERMAN: The professor expounds upon the challenges of chemical synthesis and catalysis in “Chasing Pixie Dust.” Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3166.


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


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SAMBATUCADA! OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s Brazilian-style street-percussion band sharpens its tunes. Instruments are not required. 8 Space

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ANNA & ELIZABETH: The folk duo combines the best of the fiddle, the banjo and ocal harmonies with hand-scrolled “crankie” illustrations. Bishop Booth Conference Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15. Info,






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.


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‘ROMANTIC REALISM: THE ART OF RODERICK A. WELLS’: A documentary paints a portrait of the one-of-a-kind Northeast Kingdom artist. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

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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,

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



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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. Bring a blanket and wear warm, cozy clothes. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for first-timers. Info, 735-3770 FITNESS AT ANY AGE: Strength, agility, coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modified for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160. FITNESS FLOW YOGA: See FRI.4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. GENTLE DROP-IN YOGA: Yogis hit the mat for a hatha session led by Betty Molnar. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $1116. Info, burlington

LENGTHEN & TONE BOOT CAMP: Dancers enjoy conditioning specifica ly for their art form with a mix of yoga, LK S pilates, ballet barre and GI |P A E AM DR resistance training. Chase EL AN AP INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED L EAL M Dance Studio, Flynn Center, H EL ATER C I M F WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving | CO UR TESY O Burlington, 5:40-6:55 p.m. $15. Info, folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings slowell@flynncente .org. of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, NIA WITH REBECCA: See FRI.4. Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, burlingtonwestie@ PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts ing promotes healthy living for those in recovery. SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, experiment with different forms, including the 861-3150. Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.2, American Legion Post 27, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Harwood Union High School, South Duxbury, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: See THU.3, 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. 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.



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YARN BOMB EPIOSODE 2: Volunteers wield crochet hooks to stitch together a piece of graffiti knitting and give a pole a colorful sock. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

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

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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.


KNIGHTS OF THE MYSTIC MOVIE CLUB: Cinema hounds view campy features at this ode to offbeat productions. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776.



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‘SPACEBALLS’: A 1987 spoof of Star Wars has viewers in stitches. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3018.

RE-WILDING OUR BODIES: Movement exercises lead attendees to reinhabiting themselves as bones, blood and breath. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, TAI CHI CLASS — YANG STYLE: Beginners master basic postures and strengthening and balancing exercises. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 847-814-9503. TREAD & SHED: Active bodies take to treadmills and elliptical machines for a motivating group workout. Your Personal Best Fitness, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15. Info, 658-1616. YOGA WITH GISELE: Breath guides gentle-yetactive poses that prepare the mind for the day to come. North End Studio C, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $13; limited space. Info, 777-9662. 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. FRENCH SONG & CONVERSATIONS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: French-language songs inspire activities and conversations for sixth through eighth graders who study the Romance tongue in school. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, LEGO CHALLENGE: Burgeoning builders tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Melody makers ages 3 through 5 sing and dance into the afternoon. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 264-5660. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: AT THE ZOO: Imaginations blossom when young’uns up to age 6 engage in themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.



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.




‘STAGE KISS’ AUDITIONS: See SUN.6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.


FALL LITERATURE READING SERIES: Ambitious readers discuss selected chapters of William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

READ TO DAISY: Budding bookworms join a friendly canine for ear-catching narratives. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB: Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise inspires dialogue. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.

READ TO WILLY WONKA THE CHOCOLATE LAB: Kiddos cozy up for story time with the library’s furry friend. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos ages 1 through 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 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 FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest little tykes’ attention. 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. TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. ‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195.



AARON LARGET-CAPLAN: The guitar virtuoso takes listeners on a world tour with works from the U.S., Latin America, Spain and Japan. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free; bring a bag lunch. Info, 864-0471. OPEN JAM SESSION: Musicians follow the flow and explore sound together. The ellness Co-op, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.


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MILK MONEY: INVEST LOCAL: Financial experts talk dollars and sense at a seminar focused on buying into area enterprises. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA: Stitch by stitch, hobbyists make progress on needle art projects. Living/Dining Room, Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free; bring a bag lunch. Info, 372-4255.


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KNITTERS & NEEDLEWORKERS: See WED.2. KNITTING IN THE ROUND WORKSHOP: Circular needles in hand, fiber fanatics stitch a ro ledbrim hat in a two-part workshop. Call for required materials. Jericho Town Library, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4686.


DANCE MASTER CLASS: Students learn new motions with movement performance artist Lela Aisha Jones. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.2.


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‘MARIAM’: A French Muslim teenager comes of age in Faiza Ambah’s film, fo lowed by a panel discussion on Islam in France. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, info@aflc .org.


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‘ROMANTIC REALISM: THE ART OF RODERICK A. WELLS’: See TUE.8. ‘WATERMARK’: Shown as part of the Architecture + Design Film Series, this documentary gives viewers a detailed look at humanity’s relationship with the liquid element. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info,


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GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.2. INSIGHT MEDITATION: See WED.2. MORNING FLOW YOGA: See WED.2. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.2. PERSONAL BEST RUNNER’S CIRCUIT: See WED.2. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.2. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.2. SAVOR THE SOUR: VINEGARS FOR VIBRANT HEALTH: Clinical intern Nicole Dunnan touts the benefits of the acidic liquid during a class complete with recipes and zesty samples. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $5-17; preregister. Info, 224-7100. TAI CHI FOR ALL: See WED.2.


BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS: Youngsters, grouped by age, chat about celebrated titles. Call for details. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

CHARLIE PARR: Rootsy numbers ring out on the resonator guitar. See calendar spotlight. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $12. Info, 540-0406. FIDDLE JAM: Acoustic players catch up at a bowand-string session. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182.


AN EVENING WITH A DOG LISTENER: Pet owners learn to fight Fidos undesirable behaviors. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard provides a snapshot of integrating the mobile photography app Instragram with Facebook. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. WINTER BIKING WORKSHOP: Those who wish to cycle year-round learn the ins and outs of staying safe, warm and comfortable on two wheels. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475.


COMICS WORKSHOP: Those interested in illustration pick up tips from cartoonist Jon Chad. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:304:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.




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


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





JANEL HANRAHAN: Ideas flow during a dis cussion of the effects of climate change on regional water distribution. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, leslie.

W ED LEGO CLUB: Kiddos ages 6 and .9 | W O GO N RDS | SAM LI VIJAY PRASHAD: The journal up snap together snazzy structures. ist draws on two decades of reporting Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; prefor “Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The register. Info, 849-2420. Destruction of Nations and ‘Humanitarian’ ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: See WED.2. Interventionism.” Livak Room, Davis Center, ‘PLANETARY GODS & GODDESSES: ASTRONOMY University of Vermont, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, & MYTHS OF THE NEW SOLAR SYSTEM’: Stargazer Kelley Hunter identifies faraway planetoids, aided by illustrations from her newly published coloring theater book. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7-8:30 ‘KHAN AND THE WHALE: THE WRATH OF MOBY p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. DICK’: Monologist Mike Daisey weaves Herman

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Melville’s epic saga with the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha in a sweeping story of revenge. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $31-35. Info, 863-5966.


SAM LIGON: The penman behind Among the Dead and Dreaming shares select passages. Library and Learning Center, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. VETERANS’ BOOK GROUP: Those who ha e served their country join Michael Heaney for a discussion of texts. South Burlington Veterans Center, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 862-1806. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: CHAPTER FOCUS: Folks give feedback on selections of up to 40 pages penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.2. m



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agriculture GROWING HIGH BIONUTRIENT FOOD: ˜ is two-part workshop is for gardeners, homesteaders and farmers who want to grow higher-quality crops with better taste, pest and disease resilience, longer shelf life, and higher levels of nutrients. Presented by Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association in partnership with the Vermont Community Garden Network. Scholarships available. Nov. 19 & Mar. 18. Cost: $200/two full days; scholarships available. Location: Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Info: Bionutrient Food Association, Vermont Community Garden Network, 861-4769,,

ACCESS CVU EDUCATION: French for Kids (Nov. 2), Soup Challenge (Nov. 2), ZigZag Bracelet (Nov. 3), Home Exchange Travel (Nov. 3), Self Hypnosis (Nov. 3), Earthenware Vase (Nov. 7), Paint Colors (Nov. 7), Zentangle Reverse (Nov. 8), Core Strength #2 (Nov. 9), Herbal Kitchen Classics (Nov. 9), Pie Crusts (Nov. 17), Meat Balls (Nov. 28). Many computer options. Full descriptions online. Enroll to save spot; confirmation will provide info. Follow @accesscvu on Twitter/ Facebook/Instagram. Many courses at CVUHS in Hinesburg starting soon. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,


ADULT: ALTERNATIVE FIRING: Instructor: Rik Rolla. ˜ e class will explore form, function, color and glazes. It will offer hands-on experience with firing techniques and utilize our brand new raku kiln. ˜ e gas reduction kiln and electric kiln will also be available. Basic wheel-throwing skills are encouraged but not required. 10 Mon., Jan. 9-Mar. 20, 6-8 p.m.; no class Jan. 16. Cost: $405/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: BEG.-INT. WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. ˜ is course is for beginner to intermediate students looking for fundamentals and techniques in wheelthrowing. ˜ ere are demos and one-on-one time. ˜ e gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available, as well as an option to explore other available firing methods. 8 Tue., Jan. 24-Mar. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


ADULT: BEGINNER WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. ˜ is course is great for beginners looking to learn the fundamentals of basic wheel-throwing techniques. You will learn how to center, throw, trim and glaze. After crafting your pottery on the wheel, Rik will guide you to create finished pieces for the electric oxidation kiln. Winter 2017: 8 Fri., Jan. 27-Mar. 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: ADVANCED OIL PAINTING: Instructor: Sage Tucker-Ketcham. Designed to help traditional oil painters develop their skills to make more dynamic and complex oil paintings. Students will focus on developing a series of work and learn from demos and discussions about professional practice. Previous experience in oil painting

ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. ˜ is class will focus on fundamentals of observational drawing skills. Students will acquire the technical and conceptual foundation to develop their personal vision. Students will gain hand-on experience with a wide variety of drawing materials and drawing




is necessary to attend this course. 10 ˜ u.,Jan. 19-Mar. 23, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $310/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,,

techniques, including drawing from a model in the final class. 8 Mon., Jan. 23-Mar. 20, 10 a.m.-noon; no class Feb. 27. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

materials and techniques, including painting with a model in the final class. 6 ˜ u., Jan. 26-Mar. 23, 6-8 p.m.; no class Mar. 2. Cost: $258/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: HAND-BUILDING: Instructor: Sarah Ahrens. Beginner students, as well as advanced, come together in creating hand-built sculptural forms in clay. With guidance from the instructor, students design and build projects based on individual interest, utilizing various ceramic construction techniques and surface treatments. Students will use the electric oxidation kiln. 8 ˜ u., Jan. 19-Mar. 16, 10 a.m.noon; no class ˜ u., Mar. 2. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: the 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 woodshop environment. 10 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 22, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $565/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Sage Tucker-Ketcham, 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org,

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. 8 ˜ u., Jan. 19-Mar. 16, 6-9 p.m.; no class Mar. 2. Cost: $427/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: STAINED GLASS: ˜ is class will teach you copper-foil stained-glass method pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Begin with a project that will introduce you to pattern selection and creation, using different types of glass, and cutting and fitting glass pieces, and then learn how to foil and solder. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. 8 ˜ u., Jan. 19-Mar. 16, 3-5 p.m.; no class Mar. 2. Cost: $365/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Sage Tucker-Ketcham, 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org,

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. A mixedlevel wheel-throwing class to help students brush up on basic techniques. You set your own pace and get guided instruction and demos. Finished pieces are fired in our electric oxidation kiln. 8 Wed., Jan. 25-Mar. 15, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org, ADULT: PAINTING IN OIL: Instructor: Brooke Monte. For beginners and folks who want to learn about oil painting.While painting from still lifes, students will learn about color theory, compositions and learn about various painting techniques in surface prep, mixing color and layering. 8 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; no class Mar. 1. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail. Location: the Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, ADULT: PORTRAITURE: Instructor: Misoo Filan. ˜ is class guides students through the creation of portraits from life and from photographs using basic drawing and paint media. Students will gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of

BOOK BINDING & UPCYCLING: In this workshop you will to create a beautiful hand-crafted upcycled journal. You will disassemble an old hardcover book then rebuild the signatures with pages of the original book and blank pages. With waxed linen thread you will learn the steps to bind your new journal together! Sat., Nov. 12, 10:30-4 p.m. Cost: $75/ workshop; incl. lunch. Location: New City Galerie, 132 Church St., Burlington. Info: Susan Smereka, 373-7096, susansmereka@gmail. com,


Burlington. Info: 881-0068, info@, ME & MOM (OR DAD!) SEWING: Children ages 7 to 13 and an adult are welcomed into our studio space for a fun three-hour, learn-to sew date! Neither child or parent need any experience to attend and will be working on their own machines and will complete their own zipper pouches by the end of class. Sun., Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $105/3-hour class; materials incl. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St. Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 881-0068, info@nidovt. com, SPINNING TALES WITH FIBER FOLK: Join us for a cup of coffee while we listen to Michael Hampton of Hampton Fiber Mill discuss his working mill in Richmond, Vt. Mark your calendars for a morning of fiber chats through the perspective of a spinnery owner, as we create connections between farm to needle in Vermont. Sun. Nov. 13. Cost: $5/2-hour talk/ discussion; incl. doughnuts & coffee. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: 881-0068, info@,

culinary LEARN TO SEW SERIES AT NIDO: Take our two-part Learn to Sew series beginning Mon., Nov. 14, with Learn to Sew I. Learn machine basics and fundamental sewing techniques. Follow up with our Learn to Sew II class, Mon., Nov. 28, to continue building your sewing repertoire. Leave with finished projects and inspiration. Register today! Mon., Nov. 14 & Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $106/2 3-hour classes; materials incl. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E,

ACCESS CVU EDUCATION: French for Kids (Nov. 2), Soup Challenge (Nov. 2), ZigZag Bracelet (Nov. 3), Home Exchange Travel (Nov. 3), Self Hypnosis (Nov. 3), Earthenware Vase (Nov. 7), Paint Colors (Nov. 7), Zentangle Reverse (Nov. 8), Core Strength #2 (Nov. 9), Herbal Kitchen Classics (Nov. 9), Pie Crusts (Nov. 17), Meat Balls (Nov. 28). Many computer options. Full descriptions online. Enroll to save spot, confirmation will provide info. Follow @accesscvu on Twitter/ Facebook/Instagram. Location:

CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world-famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! ˜ ere is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818, crandalltyler@hotmail. com, LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Come alone or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4week class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,,


drumming DJEMBE IN BURLINGTON & MONTPELIER!: Learn drumming technique and music on West African drums! Drums provided! Burlington Beginners Djembe, Wed., 5:30-6:20 p.m.: come this week! New session starts Oct. 26, $48/4 weeks; $15/drop-in. Montpelier Beginners Djembe, Thu., 7-8:20 p.m. sta ting Nov. 10 (no class Nov. 24), $54/3 weeks; $22/walk-ins. Six-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first class Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin. Info: 9994255, KID’S AND PARENTS’ WORLD DRUMMING IN BURLINGTON & MONTPELIER!: Tue. Taiko in Burlington (ages 6 and up), 4:30-5:20 p.m., $40/child or $72/ parent-child for 4 weeks; Wed. Djembe in Burlington (ages 6 and up), 4:30-5:20 p.m., $40/ child or $72/parent-child for 4 weeks; Montpelier: Thu., 3:30 4:20 (ages 3-5) and 4:30-5:20 (ages 6 and up), $36/child or $69/parent-child for 3 weeks (no class Nov. 24): Five-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first clas . Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G,

Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin. Info: 9994255, TAIKO DRUMMING IN BURLINGTON & MONTPELIER!: Study with Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko! Burlington Beginner/Recreational Class, Tue., 5:30-6:20 p.m., $48/4 weeks. Accelerated Taiko Program for Beginners, Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8:20 p.m., $120/5 classes (no class Nov. 2); Nov. 14, $120/5 classes (no class Nov. 23); Dec. 5, $144/3 weeks. Six-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first class. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin. Info: 9994255,

empowerment ACCESS CVU EDUCATION: French for Kids (Nov. 2), Soup Challenge (Nov. 2), ZigZag Bracelet (Nov. 3), Home Exchange Travel (Nov. 3), Self Hypnosis (Nov. 3), Earthenware Vase (Nov. 7), Paint Colors (Nov. 7), Zentangle Reverse (Nov. 8), Core Strength #2 (Nov. 9), Herbal Kitchen Classics (Nov. 9), Pie Crusts (Nov. 17), Meat Balls (Nov. 28). Many computer options. Full descriptions online. Enroll to save spot; confirmation will provide info. Follow

@accesscvu on Twitter/Facebook/ Instagram. Many courses at CVUHS in Hinesburg starting soon. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 4827194,

fitnes ACCESS CVU EDUCATION: French for Kids (Nov. 2), Soup Challenge (Nov. 2), ZigZag Bracelet (Nov. 3), Home Exchange Travel (Nov. 3), Self Hypnosis (Nov. 3), Earthenware Vase (Nov. 7), Paint Colors (Nov. 7), Zentangle Reverse (Nov. 8), Core Strength #2 (Nov. 9), Herbal Kitchen Classics (Nov. 9), Pie Crusts (Nov. 17), Meat Balls (Nov. 28). Many computer options. Full descriptions online. Enroll to save spot; confirmation will provide info. Follow @accesscvu on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. Many courses at CVUHS in Hinesburg starting soon. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, NEW SURFSET FITNESS CLASSES: Core Fundamentals: a progressive class that will teach you a step-by-step strategy for developing a stronger core. Body Balance: a beginner class that will expose you to different unstable environments and develop body balance. 4 weeks, Mon. & Tue., starts Nov. 14 & 15, 6 p.m. Cost: $60/1-hour class.

Location: South End SurfSet, 696 Pine St., Burlington. Info: SurfSet Fitness, Peter Milhous, 999-4438, pfmilhous@gmail. com,

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BEING IN MOVEMENT: ENHANCING POTENTIAL & EXPRESSION: These monthly workshops facilitate a lively interplay between inner connectivity and outer expressivity to enrich and embody your life and movement practice. OK to attend any or all sessions, even if you missed the first one. Upcoming sessions: Nov. 4: Solo & Group Improvisation; Dec. 2: Objects: Creating Landscapes. 1st Fri. of each mo., Nov. 4 & Dec. 2, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Cost: $25/ session. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548, flynna BUILDING BASE: GROUNDING TO GROW — A JUST MOVE! CLASS W/ SAKSHI KEETON: In this improvisational movement class we will find our base in body and being, ground to

grow and expand from there. Recognizing and cultivating our roots in body, in life, in the here and now, is fundamental in personal strength and creativity. Only when we become familiar with our internal home base can we truly fly as individuals. Moving with inspirational music, we will explore and express our relationship to the ground we stand on: shape-shifting, flow ing, always returning. Fri., Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $25/ person. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548, flynna RHYTHM OF LIFE: SENSORYFRIENDLY DRUMMING FOR FAMILIES: VSA Vermont and the Flynn Center present a drumming workshop for families with a child or adult on the autism spectrum. Percussionist Steve Ferraris of Root Drumming Systems will provide instruction and invite exploration of sound and rhythm. Workshops are fun and inclusive, and no music experience is necessary. Special sensory-friendly drums and percussion instruments will be provided. Come enjoy the rhythm of life! Many thanks to the Surdna & Buffum Foundations, the NEA, and NobleHour via the GiveWell Community Foundation. Sun., Nov. 6, 1-2 p.m. Free. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing

Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548, flynna

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EXPRESSIONS IN PAINT W/ CLAIRE DESJARDINS: Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques and explore color theory on a large format. All levels welcome. Sat., Nov. 5 & Sun., Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $300/person; $275/ member. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@helenday. com,

hypnosis HYPNOVATIONS: CLINICAL HYPNOSIS BASIC WORKSHOP: (20 CEUs.) Prepares clinicians to immediately begin incorporating hypnosis into their practice. Registration: Approved by American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) for Medical/Mental Health Clinicians such as licensed mental health HYPNOSIS

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counselors, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers and graduate students. For more information, please contact mturner@ motivationhypnosis. Seats limited; please reserve now! Nov. 4-6. Location: Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester. Info: mturner@

jewelry HOLIDAY JEWELRY GIFT MAKING: Do you love to make gifts for people but just don’t have the tools to do it right? I will teach you basic metalworking skills, and you will leave with a set of forged earrings, pendant and hammered ring. Metal will be provided. Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $125/5 hours of class time + materials. Location: My studio, address provided upon registration, S. Burlington. Info: Courtney Reckord Jewelry, Courtney Reckord, 310-7858,,





kids ACCESS CVU EDUCATION: French for Kids (Nov. 2), Soup Challenge (Nov. 2), ZigZag Bracelet (Nov. 3), Home Exchange Travel (Nov. 3), Self Hypnosis (Nov. 3), Earthenware Vase (Nov. 7), Paint Colors (Nov. 7), Zentangle Reverse (Nov. 8), Core Strength #2 (Nov. 9), Herbal Kitchen Classics (Nov. 9), Pie Crusts (Nov. 17), Meat Balls (Nov. 28). Many computer options. Full descriptions online. Enroll to save spot; confirmation will provide info. Follow @accesscvu on Twitter/ Facebook/Instagram. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hineburg. Info: 482-7194,

language LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: Connect with a new world. We provide high-quality affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers’ lesson package. Our 10th year. Personal instruction from a native speaker. Small classes, private lessons and online instruction. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center,

Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025,,

martial arts CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Come to Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts. Join other thoughtful, intelligent adults to learn and practice Tai Chi, kung fu, and Chinese internal and physical exercises. Maximize your mental tranquility and clarity, physical health and fitness, and self-confidence. Our classes are 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: Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts, 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, Brazil! A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations!. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

meditation INTRODUCTION TO ZEN: ° is workshop is conducted by an ordained Zen Buddhist teacher. It focuses on the theory and meditation practices of Zen Buddhism. Preregistration required. Call for more info or register online. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; please arrive at 8:45 a.m. Cost: $30/half-day workshop; limited-time price.

Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 ˜ omas Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-9746, ecross@crosscontext. net, 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 Café (meditation and discussions) meets the first Sat.of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sun. 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, QIQONG: Join us for a rare opportunity to study Qiqong with guest teacher, Beth Latchis. Qiqong cultivates strength of body and calmness of mind through gentle, relaxing exercises that integrate movement, breath and qi (internal energy) to promote health, longevity and mental clarity. New and experienced practitioners are welcome. Limited space. Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost: $175/person. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Elizabeth Kanard, 658-6795,

movement THE EVERYTHING SPACE: A somatic education and social justice studio curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz. Unleash your body’s intelligence and cultivate resilience. Classes include: Bodies in Wild, Primal Practice, Contemplative Community Building Practices, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Embodiment Activism and private sessions. Classes are trauma informed. Sliding scale. Everyone is welcome. Many days of the week. Sliding scale $0-20. Location: the Everything Space, 64 Main St., 3rd Floor, Montpelier. Info: Abbi Jaffe, 318-3927, abbi.jaffe@gmail. com,

pregnancy/ childbirth PRENATAL METHOD STUDIO: Prenatal and postnatal yoga and barre classes. Yoga for Fertility Class Series. Childbirth Education Series and weekend intensives. Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program. Infant CPR. Empathy circles, infant massage and new mothers’ groups. Supporting women and their partners in the management and journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Every day: lunchtimes, evenings & weekends. Cost: $15/1hour prenatal or postnatal yoga class. Location: Prenatal Method

Studio, 1 Mill St., Suite 236, at the Chace Mill, Burlington. Info: 8290211,,

spirituality INNER GUIDANCE: Ever had a gut feeling about something, only to find later that it was right on? Insight can come as a nudge, a dream or a quiet voice within you. All are welcome to this afternoon of panels and a workshop on inner guidance. Bring your stories or just your curiosity. Find new ways to connect with your own inner source of truth. Hosted by Eckankar. Sun., Nov. 6, 12:30-3 p.m. Location: Eckankar Center, 95 College St., Burlington. Info: Eckankar of Vermont, 800-7729390,,

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,

well-being MAKING A RATTLE: CELEBRATING SPIRIT AND NATURE: Making rattles out of native hide, wood and corn is an ancient practice indigenous to North America. While details of the practice vary across tribes, the healing power of the rattle to connect people to the directions (and their animal spirits), the cycles of seasons, day and night, and plant and animal life is universal. Making a rattle involves creating a sacred physical space that allows us to circle around connecting seemingly opposite poles in powerful ways. Preregistration required. Led by Alicia Daniel. Mon., Nov. 14 & 28 & Dec. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $75/ person; incl. cost of materials. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: 8606203,,

women BODY LIGHT WORKSHOP SERIES: Two-month weight loss and body confidence. Sunday Workshop for Women with three dedicated practitioners. Revolutionary approach to weight-loss and bodily pain and discomfort. EFT, meditation, a one-on-one healing session, organic juices and nurturing circle of women. Seven amazingly deep nourishing sessions of selfexploration, self-discovery, clearing away everything that stands in the way of you becoming the healthiest, most beautiful you! Preregister at bodylightprogram. com/vtworkshop. Nov. 6, 13, 20 &

27; & Dec. 11 & 18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $280/person incl. coaching, one-on-one healing & organic juices. Location: Tomgirl Juice Co., 463 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Tapping with Marina Mironova, Marina Mironova, 777-0199, marina@,

yoga AYURVEDIC COOKING WEEKEND: We will talk, taste, cook and eat Ayurveda, yoga, local food and what it means to really eat healthy and heal your digestion. Get new recipes and inspiration to cook more and better for your health and your family. Learn the science behind using food as medicine with hands-on experience in the kitchen. Sat., Nov. 12, 1-7 p.m., & Sun., Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $150/workshop. Location: the Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, 34 Oak Hill Rd., Williston. Info: Adena Rose Ayurveda, Adena Bright, 735-1225,, 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: 8649642, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers practices for all levels. We just expanded to have two practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Yoga and dance classes ages 3 months and up. Brandnew beginners’ course: ° 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,, NOON COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES: We offer three weekly lunchtime Community Yoga classes, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tue.: Hatha Flow w/ Carolyn Crotty; Wed.: Katonah Yoga w/ Lauren Godes; and ° u.: Hatha Flow w/ Adam Bluestein. Yoga for every body, every level, only $6. Quality, friendly classes in a welcoming, nonintimidating, noncompetitive environment. Come practice with us! weekly ongoing. Cost: $6/1-hour class. Location: South End Studio, Burlington. Info: 540-0044. RAILYARD YOGA STUDIO: Welcome home to Kundalini Yoga and Dharma Yoga! Intro to Kundalini: ° u., 5:30-7 p.m., with Mansukh Kaur. Clear Subconscious Kundalini yoga: Mon. in Nov., 7:45-9:15 p.m., with Sukhpran Kaur. Life Force Dance: Fri., 5-6 p.m., with Silvia. October deal: $35 unlimited classes! Check our website for details! See schedule online: Location: Railyard Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: Railyard Yoga Studio, 318-6050,, YOGA ROOTS: Come find out how we have created a refreshing take on the “typical yoga studio.” Yoga Roots connects the practice, the people and the possibilities by creating a safe space to learn, nourish and illuminate!. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. Info: Yoga Roots, Lynn Alpeter, 985-0090, lynn@yogarootsvt. com,

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n most circumstances, dreams don’t mean much to anyone except the person who dreamed them. Exceptions are sometimes made if a dream prominently features the person to whom the dream is described — especially if that person is doing something naughty. But it’s a rare feat to make the masses care about an individual’s nocturnal picture show, and even rarer to turn a dream into a celebrated work of art. Stephen King, Paul McCartney and Salvador Dalí all claim to have been inspired by their dreams, creating Dreamcatcher, “Yesterday” and “The Persistence of Memory,” respectively. Dalí is a good segue to Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado. His psychedelic magnum opus, the Maraqopa saga, was born of a vivid dream some six years ago. Jurado’s last three records tell the story of an unnamed wanderer’s journey through a futuristic utopia called Maraqopa. Themes of humanity, the rapture and self-discovery are sewn into the story, though the narrative remains largely ambiguous. Beginning with 2012’s Maraqopa and continuing through 2014’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, the story concludes with 2016’s Visions of Us on the Land. Jurado performs on Friday, November 4, at Signal Kitchen in Burlington. Prior to the Maraqopa saga, Jurado had released a full career’s worth of music, the earliest in the 1990s post-grunge era. But when he began a working

relationship with musician/producer Richard Swift — on 2010’s Saint Bartlett — Jurado felt he had finally come into his own. The two enhanced their collective inclinations on the three albums that followed. Seven Days caught up with Jurado by phone ahead of his East Coast tour.



SEVEN DAYS: Speaking metaphorically, you once said Saint Bartlett was your eyes being opened, Maraqopa was you standing up, and Brothers and Sisters was you walking, starting a journey. What is Visions? DAMIEN JURADO: I think Visions is more of a confidence. Think about a baby who is starting to walk. His arms are still out to the side; he’s not walking completely upright; his steps are still shaky. So, walking forward with Brothers and Sisters, it still may not have been a sureness. But I think with [Visions], there’s a real

sureness about it, a confidence that I don’t hear in [my] other records. SD: Do you think that the Maraqopa saga could lend itself to other forms, like narrative fiction, visual art or film? What would it look like? DJ: I picture it like a Terrence Malick movie. I would want him to direct it. There’s a narrative, but it’s loose. If I didn’t tell the press what the narrative was, I don’t know if they would necessarily know what was going on. SD: Have you written a full synopsis? JD: No, because it wouldn’t leave room for interpretation. It’s one of the things I really like about abstract writing. For instance, there are many people who think the Bible says one thing, and other people think it says another thing, but the overall ground base of the Bible remains the same. It’s people’s interpretation that changes. SD: After four albums with Richard Swift, were there any concepts or ideas you didn’t get around to trying? JD: It’s really hard to say. When I walk into the studio, there’s not really any preconceived notion of what the record is going to sound like. I never have any clue. I WALKING WITH CONFIDENCE

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many more. Here’s another interesting tidbit: The event page on Facebook lists the HONKY TONK TUESDAY BANDS — plural. I do believe that means that both Hughes’ OG honky-tonk crew and the current iteration helmed by ERIC GEORGE will be playing. I wonder if they’ll trade tunes on the two Bean stages? If not, they should. (Another disclosure: There are roughly 37 personal conflicts of interest in that last paragraph alone. Don’t you love Burlington?) For years, I’ve fantasized about doing what I’ve taken to calling the Radio Bean Birthday Marathon. That means showing up at 8 a.m. when PARTY STAR/DINO BRAVO traditionally open the show — usually after partying all night — and staying through until closing time. It would be a monumental feat of endurance and alcohol, er, coffee consumption. Though I’ve sworn I’d attempt it one of these years, I believe the moment may have passed me by. Aging rock critics need their beauty sleep for optimum snark. But this is why God invented assistants. Seven Days’ factory-fresh assistant music editor, JORDAN ADAMS, will attempt

By the time we reconvene here next week, American voters will have collectively decided upon the next leader of the free world. Or the country will have descended into a fiery hellscape of chaos and disorder. Or all of the above. I’m scared. If election night — Tuesday, November 8 — is indeed the final night of the American experiment, we might as well spend it partying. Hard. And few local bands party with as much sloppy, patriotic fervor as Burlington’s the DIRTY BLONDES. The band hosts its fourth election party, Exit Poll, at Nectar’s on Armageddon, er, election night. Normally, this would be when I disclose that DBs co-front woman, DIANE SULLIVAN, is a Seven Days employee. But if DONALD TRUMP wins, he’ll likely revoke the First Amendment and use the puréed carcasses of journalists as mortar for his Mexican border wall. So, to hell with journalistic ethics. In addition to the Blondes — who, I’m told, have practiced at least once for this show — the evening will include appearances by locals RUE M. (formerly RUE MEVLANA), ASTRO CAT, JAMES KOCHALKA SUPERSTAR, CRAZYHEARSE, Dino Bravo and ASPEROS SAICOS. But wait, there’s more! VELVET PATSY will offer a rendition of “America the Beautiful” and PATRICK LONGLEY will play “The Star-Spangled Banner” on guitar. Adds Sullivan via email, “God knows what other things might happen.” Actually, I’m not sure even He — or She — does.

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They grow up so fast, don’t they? It seems like only yesterday that beloved Burlington hipster haunt Radio Bean was but a fledgling, funky hole-inthe-wall on North Winooski Avenue. In some ways, I suppose the little-coffeeshop-that-could is still exactly that. But since LEE ANDERSON opened the shop in November 2000, it has become so much more. For those who didn’t bother to do the math, this weekend Radio Bean turns 16. (Insert lame joke about the café getting its driver’s license here.) As has become one of the Queen City’s grandest traditions, this Saturday, November 5, the Bean will again host a daylong birthday bacchanalia featuring free coffee, free pancakes and, as always, nearly every damn band in town. This year that’s more than 80 acts spread over three stages — two at the Bean and one at the adjacent-ish Light Club Lamp Shop. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that — for reasons still unclear to me — I’m among the scheduled performers this year. But there are at least 79 real musicians you should go see. For example… The top of the marquee features the current kings and queen of the local realm, MADAILA and KAT WRIGHT AND THE INDOMITABLE SOUL BAND, both of whom are releasing highly anticipated — and, spoiler, fucking rad — albums this month. Other notables include GRUNDLEFUNK, HELOISE AND THE SAVOIR FAIRE, SWALE, MAL MAIZ, GUSTER’s RYAN MILLER,


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SD: When I saw you perform in 2014, it was just you, a guitar and a stool. What will we see this time? DJ: It’s pretty much going to be the same. I’m a solo artist, and that’s one of the things that people keep forgetting. I’ve done a few U.S. tours with a full band, but the reality is, it’s so expensive. I don’t know how people even make money touring with giant bands. I prefer to play on my own. I think there’s more strength in it. [Also,] the majority of my fans prefer me on my own. There’s no need for them to go to a concert to experience a duplication of the record. SD: How much do you pay attention to the current Seattle music scene? DJ: Not much. I’m kind of the same way with the whole national scene. I don’t read a lot of major publications. I think it lends a real strength to one’s work. If you can seclude yourself, even from the internet, you’ll find that your art will become far more interesting, because all you hear is you. You’re the world that you’re creating. I think too many artists now are too focused on getting the good review. It’s almost as if they’re trying too hard, as if they’re making records to win the favor of the press, instead of trying to win the favor of their fans or themselves. I don’t really have time for that. It sounds boring to me. That may sound elitist, but it’s what I think.





always just walk in there with a bunch of acoustic songs. It’s exciting. You sort of let the song lead you to wherever it’s going. There are things I would love to try, and I think I will eventually do those things. It’s like predicting a storm without the perfect equipment.


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SD: In 2012, you started getting back into painting. Is your painting style informed using similar methods as your songwriting? DJ: No, it’s the polar opposite. It’s like having two different kids, with different personalities. One needs attention to the finest detail, and the other takes no time and doesn’t need that much attention. With music, it seems to be less thought out. With painting, I think that, even though I work fast, there’s way more thought that goes into it, way more planning. SD: What piece of visual art has made a lasting impression on you? DJ: Andrew Wyeth’s “Braids.” The fine strands of hair — he painted every hair on her head. I was so fascinated by the realism. He did a whole series with her, and it was the first time I ever saw a nude woman. The other painting that comes to mind is Warhol’s Elvis paintings. They’re so simple, yet embody so much. The American icon, the Wild West. It’s such an American painting. And the fact that it repeats itself. I really like repetitive things. SD: Your family is obviously the most important thing in your life. What’s something you never knew about yourself until you were a father? DJ: Kids don’t see you how you see you. I’m very thankful for that. I also learned that while there are lots of bad things in life, you just can’t control that stuff. There’s no need to control it. You don’t always have to know where you’re going. It’s OK to just live in the present and be mindful of the now. m

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Congratulations to KATHLEEN KANZ! Last Friday, October 28, Kanz won the 2016 Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. Kanz is among the state’s most respected and longesttenured comedians. She founded the Green Mountain Comedy Festival and has been one of local comedy’s most important figures both onstage and off. But, until this year, she had never advanced past the VFC’s first round. Here’s something else that’s pretty nifty: Kanz is the first woman to win the contest. In doing so, she gets a slew of prizes, the coolest of which is an audition for the New Faces showcase at the Just for Laughs festival in Montréal. Oh, and get this: Kanz was the first person to give local comedian NATALIE MILLER a spot in a standup show, many years ago. Miller and her husband, NATHAN HARTSWICK — aka, the First Couple of Vermont Comedy — now own the VCC. How’s that for full circle? Congrats also to the four other 2016 VFC winners: JOSH STAR (second place); TIM BRIDGE (third); MIKE THOMAS (fourth); and TRACY DOLAN (fifth). All will appear at the Best in Show showcase at the 2017 GMCF.

intriguing improv bands. The headliners are GIGANTOSAURUS REX, a NYC-based trio that blends livetronica and intelligent dance music with progressive jazz and even spoken word. Openers are local “iNprov” ensemble the LE DUO, who are still riding high on the release of their 2016 album, Boogaloo for Improvisors. That was one of the more fascinating and accessible recordings to come out of the Vermont experimental scene this year.

Improvisational music heads, take note: This Friday, November 4, the Monkey House in Winooski hosts a pair of

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HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Pop Rap Dance Party, 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Pub Quiz with Dave, 7 p.m., free. Karaoke with Melody, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Audrey Bernstein (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Jesse Dee Residency (soul), 9:30 p.m., free. Film Night: Indie, Abstract, Avant Garde, 10 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Ween Wednesday featuring Tar Iguana, Jiggawaltz (Ween tribute), 9:30 p.m., $3/5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Eric Sommer (singersongwriter), 9 p.m., free. The Big Lonesome (indie rock), 11:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Bob Mckenzie Blues Band, 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. DJ KermiTT (hits), 11 p.m., free.

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SIDEBAR: Ethan Snyder Presents (jazz), 9 p.m., free. BUMF (rock), 11 p.m., free.

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

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ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Riley and Friends (rock), 7 p.m., free.





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



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

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Smith’s highly publicized struggle with addiction delayed the release of the band’s 2016 album, Is the Is Are. Heavily influenced by Sonic Youth and Elliott Smith, the new record also features vocals from alt-pop star Sky Ferreira, who happens to be Smith’s girlfriend. DIIV take the stage on Friday, November 4, at ArtsRiot in Burlington, with support from PILL.


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

MONKEY HOUSE: Hellascope, Vultures of Cult, VRSA, Clover (metal), 8:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.


CLUB METRONOME: Vundabar, Map_Makers (rock), 8 p.m., $12/15.

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

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., free.


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

SUGAR HOUSE BAR & GRILL: Country DJ, 9 p.m., free.

CORK WINE BAR & MARKET OF STOWE: George Walker Petit (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Half & Half Comedy (standup comedy), 8 p.m., free.


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

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Zodiac Sutra, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free.

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CITY LIMITS: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. HATCH 31: Bristol Folk Session, 6 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

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

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

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

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

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: So You Want to Be a DJ?, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Tha er (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Navytrain (rock), 10 p.m., free.

PENALTY BOX: Karaoke, 8 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Colin McCaffrey and Friends (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free. LA PUERTA NEGRA: Angelica Negron (discussion), 4 p.m., free. Angelica Negron (chamber music), 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. The Tenderbellies (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $2/5. 18+.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Al Teodosio and Friends (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Ron Sweet (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Weakened Friends (rock), 11 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: BYOV Thursday , 3 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Cooie Sings (blues), 7 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Seth Yacovone Blues Trio, 6 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.


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

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MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic, 8 p.m., free.

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

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SIDEBAR: Dino Bravo, Zeus Springsteen (rock), 9 p.m., free.

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

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Charley & Grace (acoustic), 7 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 9 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Short Jam (improv), 6:30 p.m., free. Joe Zimmerman (HSCC Benefit (standup), 7 p.m., $25. Daily Grind (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.

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MONOPOLE: Blind Owl Band (folk, bluegrass), 10 p.m., free.

NAKED TURTLE: Turtle Thursday with 95 Triple X (pop), 9 p.m., NA. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Kelly Ravin (folk), 7:30 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: DIIV, Pill (rock), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Steve Blair (jazz), 8:30 p.m. CLUB METRONOME: Saved by the ’90s (’90s tribute band), 10 p.m., $10. JUNIPER: Erik Urch (acoustic rock), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: The Mixer: Improvised Dance and Music, 6 p.m., free. Frank Viele (jam), 8:30 p.m., $5. Drew Angus (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., free. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Will Evans, Troy Millette & Dylan Goombas (rock), 9 p.m., $10. After Funk (funk), 11:30 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning SingAlong with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Julia Hass (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. Lawrence Trailer (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. Mobil Steam Unit (rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Andy Lugo (rebel folk), 5 p.m., free. Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia tribute), 7 p.m., $5. Craig Mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: D Jay Baron (house), 9 p.m., $5. FRI.4

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REVIEW this Squimley and the Woolens, Pork Chop Porch Shop

find communion in the band’s grooves, Squimley take pains to set themselves apart from the trappings and stereotypes of that scene. To wit: They’ve never covered the Grateful Dead or Phish. They much prefer the outré art-pop of Talking Heads, thank you. One smart thing the band has done to stand out from the heady glaze of jammery is to enlist local pop auteur Ryan Power as producer. In fact, this is the third record Power has produced for Squimley. His production is clean and simple, using what sounds like mostly

live takes. He leaves ample room to hear Nick Ledak’s fat guitar riffs, Braden Lalancette’s bubbly bass lines and Max Freedberg’s competent drum work. Charlie McKenna’s vocals are eerily familiar, somewhere between Placebo’s Brian Molko and Muse’s Matt Bellamy. But unlike those two, who can be alienating (Molko) or way over the top (Bellamy), McKenna’s voice is consistently friendly and inviting. Things get super trippy when he provides his own harmonies and countermelodies. One can almost envision McKenna surrounded by multiple versions of himself in a “Brady Bunch”-style grid as he bum-bums his way through “The Lumberyard.” The band’s inventiveness shines on its cover of Dave Mason’s “Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving.” It’s the album’s most outstanding track, but not because it was penned by someone else. Squimley’s interpretation slows

the song down to dirge speed and gives it intimacy and vulnerability that’s not fully captured on the original. In their hands, the forgettable 1970 ballad becomes engaging. Throughout Pork Chop, the detailed trimmings and overall pacing prevent the songs from slipping too far into delirium. “New Diotima’s” doesn’t linger too long on either its train shuffle or four-on-the-floor rhythms. Kevin Bloom’s wacky theremin punches up the somewhat repetitive “The Legend of Hot Malone.” At their core, Squimley and the Woolens are a jam band. But that signifier should not dismiss them from being viewed through other lenses, nor should it discourage non-jam fans from giving them a try. Pork Chop Porch Shop by Squimley and the Woolens is available at

the recording a degree of barfly charm. But, much like grabbing a barstool next to the town drunk, you can only hear the same old stories and jokes so many times before the charm fades. Or, in this case, tinny, hollow production. No question the Red Newts have chops as a live band — they’d have a hard time gigging as much as they do otherwise. But every band and every

show has blemishes. Where those clams and sour notes might simply dissipate into the glass-clinking chatter at the Olde Northender Pub or CharlieO’s World Famous, on LIVE! they’re preserved and pervasive. It doesn’t help that the album takes a while to get going. The opening track, “JAM---> My Starter Won’t Start” is an overlong 16-and-a-half-minute jam/Lightnin’ Hopkins cover, the first minute of which is mostly bar noise and preshow noodling. Three of the next four cuts are also covers: a pleasantly noisy rendition of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” and middling, off-key takes on Arthur Crudup’s “My Baby Left Me” and James Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy.” The last two are sung by Sarah Cutler. Though front-loaded with covers, seven of the album’s 11 tracks are originals. Of these, guitarists/vocalists Nick Losito and Jon Hanlon roughly split writing and front-man duties.

And here we get a glimpse of what the Red Newts might be capable of on a proper recording. The two prove to be complementary; Losito favors a dark, noir-ish approach to blues, especially on “It Ain’t Murder,” while Hanlon takes a more explosive tack. The relentless punkabilly of the latter’s “Playin’ Chicken” is an album highlight. It doesn’t seem quite right to dock points from LIVE! Bootleg #2 for subpar sound quality — it is, after all, a live bootleg. Still, it’s fair to wonder if the recording would appeal to anyone but the Red Newts’ most die-hard fans. But here’s what might: a legitimate recording of the band’s enticing original material. LIVE! Bootleg #2 by the Red Newts is available at therednewts.bandcamp. com. The Red Newts play on Friday, November 4, at Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury.


Here’s a fun game: Get super high and try to say the name of Squimley and the Woolens’ new album, Pork Chop Porch Shop, 10 times fast. Hell, try to say it three times fast when you’re stone-cold sober. Wasn’t that a hoot? The silly tongue twister is brought vibrantly to life in Madeleine Lyman’s cover art, in which a group of fluffy, Muppet-like creatures seem to live in and operate a fantastical residential meat shop. Who knows what the dudes from Squimley and the Woolens were smoking when they dreamed up this concept? In truth, they probably weren’t baked. The title is merely a reference to a house the Burlington band once shared. Though jam fans will undoubtedly

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For the past three years, Burlington’s the Red Newts have ranked among the area’s busier bar bands, haunting jukejoint stages around the state. Theirs is a rambunctious, rambling take on blues, rock and country that makes an ideal soundtrack for bellying up with friends in low places. But does that boozy, bluesy sound work in other, presumably more sober settings, like, for example, your home or car? This is the central question of the Red Newts’ latest recording, LIVE! Bootleg #2. Recorded recently during a show at Nectar’s, the album is the second in a series of live releases from the band. As the title suggests, it is just about bootleg quality, if not a notch below. That scratchy fidelity does lend







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RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 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.

RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Canopy (rock), 9 p.m., free. SIGNAL KITCHEN: Damien Jurado, Doug Keith (rock), 8 p.m., $15. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Navytrain (rock), 7 p.m., free. UNCOMMON GROUNDS COFFEE AND TEA: Hannah Joy, Billy August (folk), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: … e Boys: We Make it Worse (improv), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20/30. VIP.

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Acoustic Happy Hour, 5 p.m., free. Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Dead Sessions (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $7/12. MONKEY HOUSE: Gigantosaurus Rex, the Le Duo (groove, experimental), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Graziano, Schofield and Slim (blues), 5 p.m., free. … e Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. PARK PLACE TAVERN: Bad Horsey (classic rock), 9:30 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Jesse & Dave (indie), 7 p.m., free.

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CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Julia, Kate & Angus (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Scrimmy the Dirtbag, Megan Casey, Kiel Grove (punkabilly), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Andy Plante (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free. Tin Penny (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. LA PUERTA NEGRA: Joe Moore (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. DJ BAY6 (dance party), 9:30 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation.


WHAMMY BAR: Lewis Franco and the Philly Cheese (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free.


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

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51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Paul Asbell (jazz), 8 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS: Distant … under (country, rock), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: … e Red Newts (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

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BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Anthony Santor (jazz), 8:30 p.m. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke with Megan, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Gordon Goldsmith (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: … e Tsunamibots (surf, punk), 10 p.m., free. MUDDY WATERS: Sabouyouma (Jeh Kulu afterparty, West African), 10:30 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Bluegrass Jam featuring Ben Slotnick and Friends, 7 p.m., free. Grippo Funk Band, DJ Rekkon, 10 p.m., $7. RADIO BEAN: Radio Bean 16th Birthday Bash (all-day live music), 8 a.m., free. RED SQUARE: Chris Page (folk), 5 p.m., free. … e Tricksters (rock), 7 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul, 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Mashtodon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. RUBEN JAMES: Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Troy Millette & Dylan Goombas (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., free. S.I.N.siZZle Birthday Bash (hiphop), 9 p.m., free. Dakota & Francheyes (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: … e DogCatchers (rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: DeAnne Smith (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20.

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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Max Creek (rock), 8:30 p.m., $17/20. MONKEY HOUSE: Dan & the Wildfire, (folk, rock), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Cooper & Lavoie (blues), 5 p.m., free. Cyn City (rock), 9 p.m., free. PARK PLACE TAVERN: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Joel Cage (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free. SUGAR HOUSE BAR & GRILL: DJ Steve B (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: DiTrani Brothers (gypsy Americana), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Danielle O’Hallisey (jazz), 7:30 p.m., free. FEMCOM (standup), 8:30 p.m., free.

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together by a shared love of reggae and traditional African music. In addition to standard rock instruments, the band includes kamale ngoni and kora in its lineup, both of which are stringed instruments commonly heard in West African traditional music. On its most recent effort, Gold Under the Glow, the St. Petersburg, Fla., sextet worked with Dabney Morris, the drummer/producer of Wild Cub’s poptastic debut album Youth. While its original influences are still present, the band’s current sound leans heavily toward pop. The Hip Abduction play on Wednesday, November 9, at Club Metronome in Burlington, with special guests.

WHAMMY BAR: Duffy Gardner and Voyager (folk), 7 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: SideBar Sundays (eclectic), 6 p.m., free. Aquatic Underground DJs (house), 10 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch Scramble, noon, $5-10 donation.

RUSTY NAIL: MTBVT Presents 2016 Green Mountain Showdow: Bike Culture Variety Show, 8 p.m., $16/18.

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51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Keating 5 (rock), 8 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS: City Limits Dance Party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Twist of Fate (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

BAYSIDE PAVILION: Johnny Cash Tribute Show, 7 p.m., free.

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JASPER’S TAVERN: Wound for Sound (DJ music), 9 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Mike Love (reggae), 8 p.m., $10/12. PENALTY BOX: Trivia With a Twist, 4 p.m., free. SUGAR HOUSE BAR & GRILL: Vermont’s Next Star (open mic), 8 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk), 11 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Kelly Ravin (country), 6:30 p.m., donation.

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OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free.

MONOPOLE: Critical Pricks (rock), 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Never Too Late (folk), 7 p.m., free.


NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., $3. THE OLDE NORTHENDER PUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. PIZZERIA VERITÀ: Jazz Brunch with the Paul Asbell Trio, 11:30 a.m., free.

HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Family Night (open jam), 10:30 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Dance Video Request Night with Melody, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Jeddy, Kudu Stooge, Seven Leaves (rock, jam), 9 p.m., $2/5. 18+.


RADIO BEAN: Leena Culhane (folk), 7 p.m., free. Mike Tedesco (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. Latin Sessions with Mal Maiz (cumbia), 9:30 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: Mashtodon (hip-hop), 8 p.m., free.

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RADIO BEAN: Pete Southerland & Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Alexandru Sabau (folk), 3 p.m., free. Talking Lake (folk), 5 p.m., free. My Mother’s Mustache (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Jenna Lotti (pop, soul), 8 p.m., free. Ships Have Sailed (indie-pop), 9 p.m., free. DiTrani Brothers (gypsy Americana), 10 p.m., free.





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VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Scene Jam (improv), 5:30 p.m., free.

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 7 p.m., free.

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Open Mic, 9:30 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Lydia Loveless, Aaron Lee Tasjan (rock), 7:30 p.m., $12/14. MONKEY HOUSE: Kelly Ravin (country), 4 p.m., free.

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CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Trivia, 8:30 p.m., free.

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





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JP’S PUB: Open Mic with Kyle, 9 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: No Chill Presents: Election Night Comedy (standup), 8 p.m., free/$3.

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

RADIO BEAN: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Eric George & Friends, 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Karaoke with Dj Baron, 7 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.


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NECTAR’S: The Dirty Blondes Present: Exit Poll 2016 featuring Aspero Saicos, Astro Cat, Crazyhearse, Dino Bravo, Irish Pat, James Kochalka Superstar, Rue M, Velvet Patsy (rock, election coverage), 5 p.m., $2/5. 18+. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5.18+.


as Tycho. He’s garnered approval from National Public Radio, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, proving his

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Ani DiFranco, Chastity Brown (rock), 8 p.m., $32/35.

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and DIY decorating

as his peppy live vocals, Sellers crafts ecstatic, kaleidoscopic compositions. Over the course of Bayonne’s

broad appeal as well as indie cred. Bayonne performs on Wednesday, November 9, at the Higher Ground

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): The Promise Is Hope (folk), 7 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Orange Julians (electro-pop), 8 p.m., free.

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SIDEBAR: Seth Yacovone (folk), 6 p.m., free. Jack Bandit and Friends (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Jazz Night, 7 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Pop-Rap Dance Party, 9 p.m., free.

barre/ montpelier

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Mike Tedesco (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Godfather Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.


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



ARTSRIOT: Charlie Parr, Kelly Ravin (folk), 8:30 p.m., $12. CLUB METRONOME: Th Hip Abduction with Special Guests (alt-pop), 9 p.m., $10/12. JP’S PUB: Pub Quiz with Dave, 7 p.m., free. Karaoke with Melody, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Jesse Dee Residency (soul), 9:30 p.m., free. Film Night: Indie, Abstract, Avant Garde, 10 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

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

NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Waltz Wednesday featuring Jiggawaltz, Haewa (rock), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

mad river valley/ waterbury

RADIO BEAN: Jess Novak Duo (soul), 8 p.m., free. Maitri (jazz, pop), 10 p.m., free.

LA PUERTA NEGRA: Salsa Lessons with Dsantos, 6:30 p.m., $12.

CORK WINE BAR & MARKET (WATERBURY): Chad Hollister (rock), 7 p.m., free.

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

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Army of One Austin, Tex., native Roger Sellers, aka

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Karaoke with Roots Entertainment, 9 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Dr. No (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. DJ KermiTT (hits), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Ethan Snyder Presents (jazz), 9 p.m., free. Fatty Shay & Friends (mashup), 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Josh Panda’s Acoustic Soul Night, 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: All You Need Is ‘Dub’ (improv), 7 p.m., $25. Fun & Game Show (standup, competition), 9 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Sully Erna (rock), 8 p.m., $38.50/43.50/137.50. VIP. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: El Ten Eleven, Bayonne (post-rock, electronic), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. MONKEY HOUSE: Th Richard Panthers Trio, Zodiac Sutra, Pissant, Silver Bridget (rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

barre/ montpelier

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Cajun Jam with Jay Ekis, Lee Blackwell, Alec Ellsworth & Katie Trautz, 6 p.m., $5-10 donation. SWEET MELISSA’S: Wine Down with D. Davis (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


CORK WINE BAR & MARKET OF STOWE: George Walker Petit (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

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

middlebury area 51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Good Medicine Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. HATCH 31: Bristol Folk Session, 6 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

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JASPER’S TAVERN: Blues Jam, 7:30 p.m., free. PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

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NAKED TURTLE: Jay Lesage (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: So You Want to Be a DJ?, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Tha er (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free. m



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51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE, 51 Main St., Middlebury, 3888209 BAR ANTIDOTE, 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555 CITY LIMITS, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919 HATCH 31, 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774 TOURTERELLE, 3629 Ethan Allen Hwy., New Haven, 453-6309 TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002





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BAYSIDE PAVILION, 15 Georgia Shore Rd., St. Albans, 524-0909 CHOW! BELLA, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405 SNOW SHOE LODGE & PUB, 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456


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MONOPOLE, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222 NAKED TURTLE, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200. OLIVE RIDLEY’S, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-324-2200 PALMER ST. COFFEE HOUSE, 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 518-561-6920 THE SKINNY PANCAKE, 3 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H., 603-277-9115

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ASIAN BISTRO, 25 Winooski Falls Way #112, Winooski, 655-9800 BACKSTAGE PUB, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494 GOOD TIMES CAFÉ, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444 HIGHER GROUND, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 652-0777

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ, 28 Main St., Montpelier, 229-9212 CAPITAL GROUNDS CAFÉ, 27 State St., Montpelier, 223-7800 CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS, 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820 ESPRESSO BUENO, 248 N. Main St., Barre, 479-0896 GUSTO’S, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919 KISMET, 52 State St., Montpelier, 223-8646 LA PUERTA NEGRA, 44 Main St., Montpelier, 613-3172 MULLIGAN’S IRISH PUB, 9 Maple Ave., Barre, 479-5545 NORTH BRANCH CAFÉ, 41 State St., Montpelier, 552-8105 POSITIVE PIE, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453 RED HEN BAKERY + CAFÉ, 961 US Route 2, Middlesex, 223-5200 THE SKINNY PANCAKE, 89 Main St., Montpelier, 262-2253 SWEET MELISSA’S, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 225-6012 THREE BEAN CAFÉ, 22 Pleasant St., Randolph, 728-3533 WHAMMY BAR, 31 W. County Rd., Calais, 229-4329





THE CENTER BAKERY & CAFÉ, 2007 Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, 244-7500 CORK WINE BAR & MARKET, 40 Foundry St., Waterbury, 882-8227 HOSTEL TEVERE, 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222 PURPLE MOON PUB, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422 THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM, 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827 SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN, 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 583-2202


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HINESBURGH PUBLIC HOUSE, 10516 Vt., 116 #6A, Hinesburg, 482-5500 JAMES MOORE TAVERN, 4302 Bolton Access Rd. Bolton Valley, Jericho,434-6826 JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN, 30 Rte., 15 Jericho, 899-2223 MONKEY HOUSE, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563 OAK45, 45 Main St., Winooski, 448-3740 ON TAP BAR & GRILL, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309 PARK PLACE TAVERN, 38 Park St., Essex Jct. 878-3015 ROZZI’S LAKESHORE TAVERN, 1022 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342 SHELBURNE VINEYARD, 6308 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-8222 STONE CORRAL BREWERY, 83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 434-5767 SUGAR HOUSE BAR & GRILL, 733 Queen City Park Rd., S. Burlington, 863-2909 WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 497-3525


Walking the Line

“Focus: Perfection — Robert Mapplethorpe,” Montréal Museum of Fine Arts B Y R A CHEL ELI Z ABET H JONES


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f one had to encapsulate Robert Mapplethorpe’s explosively successful but short-lived career in a single word, it might be “tension.” Now on view at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the retrospective “Focus: Perfection” offers an expansive investigation of the fruitful contradictions that shaped the New York City photographer’s trajectory. The show is the first major North American exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work since his 1988 obscenity trials (a reaction to his sexually explicit images) and his death from AIDS in 1989 at age 42.

The exhibition design offers the first clue to Mapplethorpe as a figure of contrasts. White text on black walls greets visitors at the show’s entrance. Here are self-portraits, as well as photos of the artist taken by others, including Andy Warhol, and examples of Mapplethorpe’s early, pre-photography works. These last reveal his propensity to appropriation, ranging from simple, talismanic jewelry made of found objects to the much larger “Untitled (Altarpiece),” made in 1970. The altarpiece work also exemplifies Mapplethorpe’s attraction to Catholic iconography and its potential for evoking, and subverting, ideas of light and dark, good and evil. Built like a domestic shrine with a small writing desk at its center, the work intersperses religious objects with fur, pieces of velvet and other fabrics. The two representations of Jesus here, a chromolithograph and a small statue, both have black bands over their eyes, as if auguring the censorship controversy to come. The object’s label explains that some of the items belonged to Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s soul mate, whom he met in 1967. The poet-rocker is omnipresent in this exhibition; she not only appears

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frequently in pictures but is cited extensively in large wall quotes throughout the galleries. The next gallery is the largest, and the works there speak volumes about Mapplethorpe’s calculated art-world ascension — lest anyone think his acclaim came by accident. The space is filled with black-and-white studio portraits of art-world and other celebrities, the sheer quantity of star power overwhelming. Here are images of Kathy Acker, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Gere, Debbie Harry, Paloma Picasso, Isabella Rossellini, Cindy Sherman and Warhol, among others. Especially striking is the Man Rayesque portrait of model Lucy Ferry. The image’s composition and intense contrast make the subject’s head look like a Brâncuși sculpture being held aloft in her own hands. In addition to printed studio portraits, this gallery showcases early Polaroids, short films and ephemera, including contact sheets and album covers with photos taken by Mapplethorpe. Among the record portraits are ones created for Laurie Anderson, Joan Armatrading,

THE EXHIBIT OFFERS AN ABSORBING PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WHO SUSPENDED HIMSELF BETWEEN THE POLES OF HIGH AND LOW CULTURE. Philip Glass, Paul Simon and Taj Mahal, as well as Patti Smith’s 1975 Horses, featuring the iconic image of the androgynous Smith in menswear. Particularly telling of Mapplethorpe’s ambition and social savvy is “Downtown Art Dealers,” a 1978 photo-strip-style portrait of New York’s preeminent gallerists of the era. Accompanying text explains,

“It was a clever move on Mapplethorpe’s part, as it was intended to flatter those most influential to his blossoming career.” In 1972, Mapplethorpe met the wealthy collector Samuel Wagstaff Jr., then curator of contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Wagstaff became Mapplethorpe’s mentor, patron and lover, providing the polish and financial support to complement the artist’s bohemian lifestyle. Exhibition text states that it was in large part because of Wagstaff that Mapplethorpe was so “adept at moving between uptown and downtown social circles, both socially and artistically.” The curator’s role in elevating Mapplethorpe’s career is the subject of the 2007 documentary Black White + Gray. Wagstaff ’s support perhaps gave Mapplethorpe the impetus he needed to delve into new, riskier subject matter. The Montréal exhibition transitions from portraiture to the artist’s two other primary subjects: erotic male bodies and floral still lifes. Included are images from the artist’s X, Y and Z Portfolios (1978-81), which depict the homosexual BDSM subculture, flowers and eroticized black male bodies, respectively. In a stroke of exhibition design brilliance, translucent dividers form a narrow hallway in this section. The passageway is lined with small images of Mapplethorpe’s early flowers, while subgalleries on either side offer his “viewer discretion advised” photos. The effect is such that the three categories of X, Y and Z images are visibly layered. It’s a physical embodiment of how Mapplethorpe’s eye united seemingly disparate topics — the beauty of flowers and culturally marginalized forms of sexuality. What may be most disconcerting about this body of work is the way in which Mapplethorpe’s “deviant” images do not humanize their subjects. As wall text explains, these pictures “did not simply document a human activity but transformed it into a purified ideal, reduced to basic forms and geometries.” If hedonism and perfectionism could coexist, Mapplethorpe was ostensibly trying to figure out how to unite them. The resulting images can seem hardedged and impersonal, despite the artist’s


CALL TO ARTISTS ARTS CONNECT AT CATAMOUNT ARTS JURIED SHOW: The second annual juried show is jurie by Fleming Museum curator Andrea Rosen. Artists may submit up to fi e works in any medium created within the last fi e years for opportunities to win cash prizes ($100-500) and a Catamount Arts membership (value $50). Selected work will be on exhibit January 14 to March 12. Deadline: November 28. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-2600, ext. 101;


“Patti Smith,” 1978

CUNTS ZINE NO. 2: College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism seeks submissions of feminist artwork and writing from community members of all genders. All forms welcomed, including photos, drawings, comics, poems, playlists, anecdotes, opinions and more. Deadline: November 15. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington. Info, uvmzine@gmail. com. ‘IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS’: Seeking photography of life’s “little” moments for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Denise Letendre Bach, Lowell Snowdon Klock and Norma Montaigne. Deadline: December 2. Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon. Info, 247-4295; JEWELERS AND FUNCTIONAL ARTISTS: Seeking work by local artists and artisans for the upcoming holiday season. Interested artists should email photos of work and/or a link to their website to Deadline: December 1. The Hi e, Middlesex. Info, 595-4866. MEMBERS ART SHOW: Artist members are invited to submit up to two works for this annual exhibition starting December 2. All artwork must have been completed within the last two years and be ready to hang. Diptychs and triptychs may not be submitted as single pieces. Deadline: November 11. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info,;

BDSM-related photos. The controversy that ensued challenged the use of public funding for the arts and the role of cultural brokers in defining art and what the American public is allowed to see. Speaking to the tension that shaped Mapplethorpe’s career, Robert ReidPharr wrote for Art in America that he “achieved art superstar status by ostentatiously rejecting certain rules while carefully following others.” In carefully presenting the subjects that captivated and defined the photographer, “Focus: Perfection” offers an absorbing portrait of an artist who suspended himself between the poles of high and low culture, “good” and “evil,” social acceptance and pariahhood, obsessiveness and abandon. m

INFO “Focus: Perfection — Robert Mapplethorpe,” through January 22 at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

‘STILL LIFE: THE ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY’: Seeking submissions of still-life photography for an exhibition to be juried by Kate Breakey. Deadline: November 14. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. Up to fi e photographs for $30; $7 for each additional. Info, 388-4500; TEACHING ARTISTS: Across Roads Center for the Arts seeks artists looking to share their knowledge with a central Vermont audience through ongoing workshops. Deadline: December 31. Grange Hall, Waterbury Center. Info, 244-4168; ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’: Seeking wall-based and sculptural works, as well as artist books, with a particular emphasis on unusual or nontraditional materials, for a springtime exhibition exploring the processes of building and design. Deadline: January 27. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069; WINTER DANCE GALA: Seeking original contemporary choreography for dance event at Lost Nation Theater on Februa y 3 and 4. Submissions should include choreographer name, contact information, bio, title, short description and video sample of of piece, list of dancers, and a link to past works. Also include a statement of willingness to share event administrative tasks. Deadline: November 18, 6 p.m. Lost Nation Theate , Montpelier. Info,


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feel Mapplethorpe’s intensity in these images, which detail a floral stem down to its most minuscule fuzzy fibers. Toward the end of the exhibition, viewers find a small selection of landscapes, portraits of Mapplethorpe’s lover Philip Prioleau and body builder Lisa Lyon, and several images the artist made with sculptures later in his career. These endnotes give way to the exhibition’s final gallery, a room plastered with enlarged political cartoons addressing the obscenity trials that Mapplethorpe’s work sparked in the late 1980s. When “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment” was scheduled to travel to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., museum staff and members of Congress declared themselves scandalized by some of the content. That included the “X Portfolio” self-portrait of Mapplethorpe with a bullwhip in his anus, among other


notorious participation in the scene he documented. The tension of treating sex and sexuality as potential expressions of both love and violence is central to the X and Z sets of images. In “Dennis Speight, N.Y.C.,” Mapplethorpe homes in on African American Speight’s torso and crotch, using the shadow of the subject’s erect penis to give the illusion of a massive, weapon-like spear. In “Hooded Man,” a nude black man stands with a pillowcase over his head, simultaneously evoking kink and the pointed hoods of the KKK. The adjacent gallery contains Mapplethorpe’s larger-scale and in-color floral images. The spearlike, purple-tipped stalks in “Irises” resemble those in a Japanese painting. In general, these meticulous, minimal compositions evoke the art of ikebana. Text describes the images as “caught somewhere between delicate perfection and menacing petrification.” Perhaps even more than in the X and Z photographs, a viewer can


“Leather Crotch,” 1980


“Philip Prioleau,” 1982

‘ROUND & AROUND’: Seeking art in a variety of mediums that pays homage to circles, spheres and endless loops. Deadline: December 10. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Info, 479-7069; studioplacearts. com/calls-to-artists.



f CHRISTY MITCHELL: For her solo show “In Real Life,” the artist takes the leap from speaking to strangers online to meeting “in real life,” and documents the process through photography, video, collage and mixed-media compositions taken from the computer screen. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-10 p.m. November 4-26. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. f DOK WRIGHT: “Sammada Photographs,” large-

scale images on canvas. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m. November 4-December 31. Info, 864-2088. Artspace 106 at the Men’s Room in Burlington.

f FRANK DEANGELIS: “Atrocities,” works by the artist who began painting just seven months ago. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-10 p.m. November 4-26. Info, 578-2512. The Backspace Ga lery in Burlington. ‘GAME PROGRAM’: Works by alumni in game art, design, programming and production work featuring concept art, playable game media, panel discussions and workshops. November 3-December 8. Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.

f HOLIDAY MARKET: A selection of artwork and handmade gifts for the holiday season. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9 p.m. November 4-January 4. Info, 777-7777. ONE Arts Center in Burlington. f KIRSTEN HURLEY: “Death: a series of paintings

fi led with humor and joy,” by the Vermont artist. Reception: Sunday, November 6, 7-10:30 p.m. November 6-December 6. Info, 865-6223. Battery Street Jeans in Burlington.


“Out of Darkness Toward Light,” new works by the Vermont artists. Reception: Saturday, November 5, 4-7 p.m. November 5-December 31. Info, 363-4746. Flynndog in Burlington.

f LONGINA SMOLINSKI: “Reflection,” new work


that presents the artist’s emotions through color while reflecting on the beau y of Vermont landscapes. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m. November 4-December 4. Info, 999-4848. Brickwork Art Studios in Burlington.

f MATT DOUGLAS: “Pets in Tiny Hats,” a series of screen prints that explore the contrast between domesticated companions and small headgear. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m. November 4-30. Info, 651-4114. The ap Room at Switchback Brewing in Burlington.

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f ‘THE BLUES’: Exhibition of works incorporating the color blue. Reception: Friday, November 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 4-December 31. Info, 899-4936. Jericho Town Hall.

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f MICKEY MYERS: “One of a Kind,” pastel

monoprints by the artist and director of the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. f ROBERT BRUNELLE JR.: “The Old Neighborhood,” paintings by the seventh-generation Vermonter. Reception: Thursda , November 10, 5-7 p.m. November 4-January 2. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville.

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f HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION: Original works by Kelly Holt, Christian Magnani, Marilyn Ruseckas, Patrick Stearns, Athena Petra Tasiopoulos and Larry Weinstein. Reception: Friday, November 18, 6-8 p.m. November 8-January 7. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. f MICHELLE TURBIDE: “Fragments,” a collection of colorful acrylic paintings featuring narratives inspired by nature and dreamscapes. Reception: Sunday, November 13, noon-1 p.m. November 4-December 1. Info, 244-6606. Waterbury Congregational Church.

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‘COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY’: Students of John Huddleston’s ART328 class present an exhibition of color prints showcasing a wide range of conception and form. November 3-14. Info, 443-3168. Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College.


‘PEACE ON EARTH’: A group exhibition celebrating the season and humans living in harmony. November 4-January 7. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

f ‘THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON: MY FAVORITE THINGS’: Artist guild members share works, including framed original art, giclée prints, jewelry, wood, clay, mixed media and glass, as well as handmade ornaments. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-7 p.m. November 3-January 31. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. f ‘SURFACE EXPRESSIONS’: Fourteen Vermont members of the international Surface Design Association present works in fibe , textiles and mixed media in two and three dimensions. Reception: Friday, November 18, 5-7 p.m. November 9-December 9. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

Vermont Watercolor Society The Art’s Alive Gallery

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Burlington/St. Albans hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The group was founded in

f SARAH SMITH: An exhibition featuring the

at Main Street Landing in Burlington welcomes a variety of works from members of the

results of the artist’s self-imposed challenge to draw and post one drawing every day for a year. Reception: November 4, 5-8 p.m., with artist talk at 7 p.m. November 4-30. Info, 356-2776. Main Street Museum in White River Junction.

1995 and has since grown to facilitate community, exhibitions and workshops for more

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to Martin LaLonde’s retro bowling alley. A reception is Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m.

f ‘WALKING DOHA’: Photographs of Doha, Qatar, by Maria French. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m. November 4-30. Info, School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro.

ART EVENTS ARTISTS’ LANTERN-MAKING WORKSHOP: Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold lead this two-day intensive workshop for artists, art teachers and other creative types to experience working with larger-scale lantern structures to spearhead the December 3 lantern parade. Limit: 20 participants. Adults only. Thatcher Brook Prima y School, Waterbury, November 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 donation minimum. Info, 778-0334. ESSEX ART LEAGUE MEETING: Monthly business and social time for members, followed by an artist presentation. First Congregational Church Essex, Essex Junction, Thursda , November 3, 9-11 a.m. Info,; FIBER FAIR: Fiber enthusiasts enjoy vendors, free swag, demonstrations of weaving, spinning and rug hooking, and more. Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 496-7746. FILM: ‘WATERMARK’: Burlington City Arts’ Architecture + Design Film Series presents the 2013 documentary directed by Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, which examines how humanity is shaped by its relationship to water. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington, Wednesday, November 9, 6 p.m. Info, 865-5355. FIRST FRIDAY ART: Dozens of galleries and other venues around the city open their doors to pedestrian art viewers in this monthly event. See Art Map Burlington at participating locations. Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m. Info, 264-4839. HOLIDAY ARTFEST: Original creations by local fin artists and artisans. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m. Milton Grange, Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 578-1600. LIFE PAINTING SESSION: Join Billy Brauer to draw and paint from live models, who generally hold one


than 240 members. The show offers a glimpse into what catches local watercolorists’ imaginations, from Judith Selin’s sun-dappled view of the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn Through November 30. Pictured: “King Pin Jayne” by LaLonde. long pose for two hours. BYO materials; all media welcome. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Thursda , November 3, 7-9 p.m. $12. Info, 839-5349. SILVER THREADS ARTISANS TRUNK SHOW: Shop handcrafted art and craft from this group of artisans hailing from the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Bridgeside Books, Waterbury, Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Info, 244-1441. SWEET SIPS & HOLIDAY MARKET OPENING: Mingle and enjoy a hot drink of your choice in a handcrafted mug made by Vermont artist Colin Gray while shopping a selection of artwork and handmade gifts. ONE Arts Center, Burlington, Friday, November 4, 6-9 p.m. $8; free for members. Info, 777-7777. TALK: ‘EARLY AMERICAN WALL MURALS’: Local artist Polly Forcier gives a brief history of Rufus Porter’s wall murals in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Norwich Historical Society and Community Center, Sunday, November 6, 1:30 p.m. Info, 649-0124. TALK: JULIA SNOW: The Minneapolis-based architect lectures on her current projects. Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College, Monday, November 7, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-3168. TALK: ‘NEW DEAL MURALS & BUILDINGS IN VERMONT’: Devin Coleman, state architectural engineer and historian, discusses state structures from the 1930s and ’40s. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Thursda , November 3, 7-9 p.m. Info, 262-6035. TALK: ‘THE CENTRALITY OF THE MARGINS’: Rutgers University professor emeritus and outsider art scholar Charles Russell places the work of self-taught artists Bill Traylor, Henry Darger and James Castle within the context of their lives and public reception of their art. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Wednesday, November 2, noon. Info, 656-0750. TALK: ‘THE SHEPHERD’S VIEW: MODERN PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE’: Shepherd, photographer and Twitter celebrity James Rebanks speaks about his new book documenting his pastoral lifestyle. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, Wednesday, November 2, 6:30


p.m. $15. Info, 985-8686. TRINE WILSON: The ermont photographer offers calendars, new cards, prints and more. Milton Grange Hall, Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 355-4834. VIVA LAS ARTES!: The a t center’s annual fall fundraiser features dinner, an exhibition and live auction. Preregister. River Arts, Morrisville, Saturday, November 5, 6-9 p.m. Info, 888-1261.

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‘ACROSS THE LAKE’: An exhibition of works by alumni of Plattsburgh State University. Throug November 29. Info, 922-3915. RL Photo in Burlington. ART HOP GROUP SHOW: An exhibition featuring works by more than 30 local artists. Through N vember 30. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington. THE ART HOP WINNERS’ CIRCLE: Selected works highlight winners John Douglas, Larry Bissonnette, Cara Lai FitzGibbon and People’s Choice winner Robert Gold. Through N vember 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington.

f CAROLINE BICK: Photographs by the University of Vermont studio art major. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Through December 31. Info, 865-6227 Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea in Burlington. ‘DIRECTORS’ DIGRESSIONS’: An exhibition of works presented by two prominent Vermont arts leaders: Janie Cohen, director of the Fleming Museum of Art, and Sara Katz, assistant director of Burlington City Arts. Through N vember 26. Info, 652-4510. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. EBEN MARKOWSKI: “Gravity,” a life-size steel sculpture of a female Asian elephant inspired by the tragedy of the global ivory trade. Through Decembe 10. Info, GOWRI SAVOOR: “Peripheral Vision,” paintings and 3D-printed sculptures inspired by the elaborate geometric





INNOVATION CENTER EXHIBITION: Works curated by SEABA in a variety of mediums. First floor: Kelley Taft, Kristen Watson, Littlest Penguin Photography, Rae Harrell, Robert Gold and Stephen Zeigfinger; second floor: Amanda Vella, Janet Bonneau, John Metruk, Marilyn Barry and Pete Boardman; third floor: Donna Bister, Gaal Shepherd, Nicole Colella, SRMPhotography and Terry L. Mercy. Through November 30. Info, 8599222. The Innovation Center of Vermont in Burlington. JANET MCKENZIE: “Honoring Eadie and Chuck Templin: The A t of Janet McKenzie,” a solo exhibition of the Vermont artist’s original paintings that celebrate the bond between women, the Madonna and Child, and the iconic individual. Through November 6. Info, 864-0471. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington. ‘KEN RUSSACK: URBAN STUDIES 101’: Oil paintings on canvas of buildings and houses of Burlington’s neighborhoods. Through December 2. Info, 864 5884. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington. MARC FONTAINE: “45 Years Later,” an exhibition of photos representing the artist’s return to photography. Wednesdays. . Info, 540-8333. Sequoia Salon in Burlington. ‘OF LAND & LOCAL: WATERSHED’ AT BCA: The fourth iteration of the annual exhibition features new site-specific and place-based works relating to the Vermont landscape, presented by Shelburne Farms and Burlington City Arts. Exhibiting artists include Sean Clute, Cameron Davis, Al Larsen, Rachel Moore, Michael Zebrowski, John Douglas, Casey Blanchard, Galen Cheney, Mark Reamy and Gail Salzman. Throug January 14. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. THE POPPYCLOCK COLLECTIVE: Collaborative mixed-media works by Burlington artists Haley Bishop Rockwood and DeAnna Kerley. Through November 30. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, Pine Street, in Burlington. ‘SARGENT TO BASQUIAT: UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT ALUMNI COLLECTIONS’: An exhibition of works on loan that span the late 19th to the early 21st centuries and represent some of the most influential s yles of the last 130 years. Through December 16. Info, 656-8582. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, in Burlington.


Burlington-St. Albans hub of the statewide art organization shows new works by members. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8 p.m. Through November 30. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery @ Main Street Landing’s Union Station in Burlington.

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‘HAUNTED’: Images from photographers worldwide who responded to the challenge, “What is it that haunts you?” Some images may not be appropriate for children. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. JOHN BRICKELS: An exhibition of new architectural clay works by the Essex Junction artist. Throug November 27. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne.


GIULIANO CECCHINELLI: “Rock Solid XVI,” a career-spanning exhibition that includes a variety of sculptures, models and sketches by the master sculptor, who was trained in Carrara, Italy, as a young boy. PAUL CALTER: Paintings and daily sketches by the Vermont artist. SHANNON LEE GILMOUR: “In Our Hands,” a solo exhibition of environmental art and architectural works made using postconsumer plastic. Through N vember 5. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. IRIS GAGE: Handcrafted botanical art by the apothecary owner. Through December 31. Info, 223-0043. Grian Herbs Apothecary in Montpelier. ‘SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE WORKING FOREST’: An exhibition of paintings by visual artist Kathleen Kolb and poetry by Verandah Porche. Through December 31. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. ‘SHOW 13’: An exhibition of recent works by the 15 artist members of the collective gallery. Throug November 26. Info, 272-0908. The Front in Montpelier. WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION IN VERMONT: An exhibition of more than 100 New Deal-era artworks bequeathed to the State of Vermont that highlight a moment in American history when the nation sparked relief projects to help create a new economy and recover from the Great Depression. Through N vember 11. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.


GOWRI SAVOOR: “Where Do We Go From Here?” works that explore how humans map, chart and document their environment to better understand the planet and define geographic and cultural identities. Through N vember 19. Info, 635-2727. Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. ‘LAND & LIGHT & WATER & AIR’: Annual juried landscape exhibition featuring more than 100 landscape paintings by New England artists. HARRY ORLYK: Solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings. Through November 6. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. KENT SHAW: “Retro Looks,” an exhibition of works by the Elmore photographer. Through Janua y 3, 2017. Info, 888-1261. Morrisville Post Office MOLLY DAVIES: “Beyond the Far Blue Mountains,” a remastered digital projection of the original 16mm “three-screen fairy tale.” PAT STEIR: An exhibition of prints and drawings by the world-renowned New York painter, accompanied by video of the artist by Molly Davies. SALLY GIL: “Intergalactic Current,” a solo exhibition of collaged paintings by the Brooklyn-based artist, curated by 571 Projects. Through November 13. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

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JUDY DODDS: A retrospective exhibition featuring works in a variety of mediums, including handdyed and woven fabric, appliqué and quilted wall MAD RIVER VALLEY/WATERBURY SHOWS

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WARREN Wed, Nov 9 @ 7pm Warren Town Hall

BRISTOL Wed, Nov 16 @ 7pm Holley Hall

HARDWICK Thurs, Nov 3 @ 7pm Heartbeet Community Center

TUNBRIDGE Thurs, November 10 @ 7pm Tunbridge Town Hall

VERGENNES Thurs, Nov 17 @ 7pm Vergennes Opera House

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Fri, Nov 4 @ 7pm New Berry Market

PLAINFIELD Fri, Nov 11 @ 7pm Plainfield Opera House

WATERBURY Sat, Nov 5 @ 2pm & 7pm Grange Hall Cultural Center

MIDDLEBURY Sat, Nov 12 @ 2pm & 7pm ART Theater, Hannaford Career Center

ROCHESTER Fri, Nov 18 @ 7pm Sat, Nov 19 @ 2pm & 7pm Sun, Nov 20 @ 2pm Spice Studio

BURLINGTON Sun, Nov 6 @ 2pm Main Street Landing Black Box

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‘BIG ART, BOLD VISION’: An exhibition curated by Janet Van Fleet featuring enlargements of works by 16 artists in mall windows. Artists include

‘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 30. $5-20. Info, 479-8500. Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre.

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‘GROUP OF THREE’: An exhibition of the plein air oil paintings of Barbara Greene and Susan Larkin, and the watercolor paintings of Maurie Harrington. Through N vember 20. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

DARYL BURTNETT: “SCARS,” photographs documenting the degradation and repair of a particular highway underpass. Through N vember 20. Info, 224-6878. Local 64 in Montpelier.


ANGUS MCCULLOUGH: “This Was the Future,” a multimedia project incorporating video, writings/ books, drawings and sculptures as dialogue, dealing with the nature of space and time from a personal perspective. Through November 4. Info, bcollier@ McCarthy Arts Center Gallery, Saint Michael’s College in Colchester.

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CHUCK BOHN AND FREDERICK RUDI: “Two Views From Hollister Hill,” landscape paintings. Through November 5. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield


STEVE SHARON: Paintings by the local artist. Through December 31. Info, 859-9222. The G lery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

Rosalind Daniels, Anna Dibble, Janet Fredericks, Jessa Gilbert, Steven P. Goodman, Wendy James, Mark Lorah, Mickey Myers, Maggie Neale, Elizabeth Nelson, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Arthur Schaller, Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Kathy Stark and Frank Woods. Through November 26. Info, janetvanfleet Berlin Mall.


designs of the ancient Indian art of Rangoli. Throug November 5. Info, Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.



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hangings, and hooked rugs by the octogenarian artist. Through December 30. Info, 496-6682. ermont Festival of the Arts Gallery in Waitsfield

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ASHLEY WOLFF: The a tist, author and illustrator displays a series of gouache paintings that combine imagery from the Mexican Day of the Dead, Ukrainian pysanka eggs and rural Vermont. Through N vember 13. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theate , in Middlebury. ‘BLOOM AND DOOM: VISUAL EXPRESSIONS AND REFORM IN VIENNA 1900’: Exhibition of works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and other members of the Viennese Secession, which illuminate how these individuals rejected the traditional academic system and turned to new means of expression. Through December 11. Info, 443-3168. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. CHRIS TRIEBERT: “Geomorph: Things Change and They Change Again,” an exhibition of photographs featuring remnants of Tropical Storm Irene’s aftermath, accompanied by audio and film docu mentation. Through N vember 5. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. MIKA INGERMAN: “Primped and Pugnacious: A Fusion of Fish and Fashion,” a multimedia series by the Burlington illustrator that explores male bio-ornamentation and the aesthete’s experience. Through N vember 30. Info, 453-3280. The Bristol Bakery and Café. ‘POST POP: PRINTS OF KEITH HARING’: An exhibition of select, limited-edition prints on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation. Through December 11. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art.


‘POLITICAL CARTOONS’: An exhibition of historical political cartoons from the collection of John Stewart, alongside modern political cartoons by artist Steven Halford and students from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Through N vember 6. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

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‘DINOSAUR REVOLUTION’: An interactive maze and hands-on learning experience that investigates all things dinosaur. Through Janua y 1. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. GUEST ARTISTS: The ga lery welcomes master knitter Rachel Kahn, illustrator Zoë Tilley Poster, polymer clay jeweler Mindy Jackson-Jefferys and woodworker Detlev Hundsdorfer. Through December 31. Info 235-9429. Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. SCULPTUREFEST 2016: “Grounding” features works by 17 regional artists in this annual outdoor sculpture show. Another portion of the exhibition, on nearby Posner Road, features Judith Wrend and Joseph Chirchirillo, along with more than 20 other sculptors. Through N vember 16. Info, 457-1178. King Farm in Woodstock.

f SUE SCHILLER & NANCY WIGHTMAN: “It Takes Two,” new hand-pulled prints including traditional etchings, collagraphs and 3D multiplate prints. Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m. Through N vember 30. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. ‘THROUGH THE EYES OF LITTLE VILLAGE’: Landscapes of the Upper Valley by members of the artist group Odanaksis (Abenaki term for “little village”): Jo Tate, Susan Rump, Jonathan Rose, Anne Rose, Anne Hartmann, Anne Webster Grant, Helen Elder, Alexandra Corwin, Becky Cook and Gail Barton. Through December 10. Ha tland Public Library.

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TWO RIVERS PRINTMAKING: Hand-pulled prints by studio members that explore ambition and redemption, and the magic and passion of Macbeth and A Christmas Carol. Through December 31. Info, 295-5901 Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction.

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BENJAMIN N. BARNES: “New Turf, Old Haunts,” an exhibition of recent paintings depicting scenes of St. Johnsbury. Through N vember 19. Info, 502-748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. THE MANDALA PROJECT: Visionary artwork by the late Martha Stringham Bacon. Through N vember 20. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport. ‘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. VICTORIA MATHIESEN: Paintings of near and far-away landscapes. Through N vember 7. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.

‘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. Through June 1. Info, 748-2372. Fairban Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.

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COMMUNITY ART SHOW: Works by local artists including Deb Bump, Sloan Dawson, John Stephen Nicoll, Wendy O’Dette, Susie Peters, Frieda Post, Roberta Streeter, Della Thompson and Debbie Wetzel. Through N vember 11. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. ‘LANDSCAPES AFTER RUSKIN: REDEFINING THE SUBLIME’: An exhibition curated by American artist Joel Sternfeld, who uses Victorian scholar John Ruskin’s work as a departure point for contextualizing contemporary renderings of landscapes and nature. Works are by Joseph Beuys, Katherine Bradford,

Ashley WolffLiberally blending influences from the Mexican Day of the Dead

and Ukrainian pysanka egg decorating, the Leicester artist and author presents “Following a Thread,” a new series of works at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Wolff set to work on the brightly colored and often allegorical illustrations after the death of her dog in 2014 — giving her something in common with artist Laurie Anderson’s recent experimental film Heart of a Dog. Wolff also cites William Stafford’s poem “The Way It Is” as

a significant influence: “There’s a thread you follow. It goes among / things that change. But it doesn’t change.” Through November 13. Pictured: “Ice Fishing,” gouache on watercolor paper.

Christo, Gustave Courbet, Naoya Hatakeyama, Anselm Kiefer, Raymond Pettibon, Gerhard Richter, Thoma Ruff, Ai Wei Wei, David Wojnarowicz and more. Thi show also serves as the world debut of Sternfeld’s 2016 film London Bridge. Through N vember 27. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.


‘HARMONIC RESONANCE: RETURN TO THE MYTHIC’: Works by Terry Hauptman and Hugh Joudry. LUIGI LUCIONI: “Within the Birch Grove,” oil paintings and etchings by the late Italian-born artist. Through December 11. Info, 362-1405. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester. ‘MILTON AVERY’S VERMONT’: Works the American modernist created based on his summers spent in southern Vermont during the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s. Through N vember 6. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.


‘TOWARD FORM’: Drawing, painting and collage works by Marcy Hermansader, Rick Skogsberg and Laurie Sverdlove, respectively. Through N vember 19. BHAKTI ZIEK: “Lexicon,” a solo exhibition of works by the Randolph-based weaver and fiber artist. Through N vember 26. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester. BRENDA GARAND: “Touching at a Distance,” sculptures and paintings made with cold-rolled steel, flood cla , wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, porcupine quills, walnut ink and black felt paper. Through December 15. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery at BALE in South Royalton. MARIANNE MCCANN: “Facial Recognition,” a selection of acrylic portrait paintings by the Chelsea artist. Through N vember 4. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library. ‘SLEIGHT OF HAND: CLAY AND PAINT’: Works by Randolph painter Laurie Sverdlove and ceramicists Sarah Heimann, Gail Kendall and Holly Walker. Through N vember 6. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

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‘ARTISTS OF THE MOHAWK HUDSON REGION’: Eightieth annual exhibition, featuring 126 works by 106 regional artists. Guest curated by Michael Oatman. ‘TRANSFORMING THE HYDE: THE FEIBES & SCHMITT GIFT’: An exhibition featuring works from the newly accessioned 160-piece collection donated by Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt. The show expand the museum’s focus to include postwar nonobjective and abstract art. Through December 31. Info, 518-792 1761. The H de Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y. ‘SHE PHOTOGRAPHS’: An exhibition featuring 70 works by 30 contemporary women photographers, including Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith and Marnie Weber. Through Februa y 19. Info, 514-285-2000. ‘THE BLACK SUN OF MELANCHOLY: MONSTERS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS, FROM GOYA AND BLAKE TO REDON AND MUNCH’: Drawings and lithographs by 16 romantic artists who delved the depths of their imaginations to evoke strong feelings in the beholder. Through December 11. JULIE FAVREAU: “SHE CENTURY,” video installation by the Québec artist. Through N vember 13. Info, 514-2851600. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. DIANNE SHULLENBERGER: Through December 31. Info, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. GERALD AUTEN AND JOHN KEMP LEE: “Take Home Geometry,” graphite drawings and sculpture by the Vermont artists. VERMONT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY: A fall juried exhibition featuring works selected by Pittsburgh-based artist Jeanne McGuire. Through November 11. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. LAETITIA SOULIER: “The Fractal Architectures,” an exhibition of works by the contemporary French photographer. Through December 11. Info, 603-646 2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. m






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ruth, as we know, can be stranger than fiction. One piece of evidence is the fascinating, affecting courtroom drama Denial. Scripted by the eminent British playwright David Hare and directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story), it recounts the real-life saga of a 1996 lawsuit in which truth itself was put on trial. Rachel Weisz plays Atlanta professor and author Deborah E. Lipstadt. In 1993, she published Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. One of the deniers named in her book was English historian David Irving, an admirer of Adolf Hitler who’d made a name for himself by claiming that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz and the Holocaust was a hoax. In a pivotal early scene, Irving and a small crew pay a surprise visit to one of Lipstadt’s speaking engagements. With cameras trained on him, Irving stands, holds up a wad of cash and offers $1,000 “to the first person who can prove that Adolf Hitler ordered the extermination of Jews.” He considers it a victory when Lipstadt has security escort him out. It’s difficult to imagine anyone other than gifted shape-shifter Timothy Spall taking on Irving’s role. Is there another actor capable of simultaneously projecting intelligence, haughtiness and that certain

rodent-like quality we’ve come to associate with him? That last attribute serves the performer particularly well here. His character is not merely an anti-Semitic creep; he’s an academic who’s been discredited and backed into a corner. You can look into his eyes and see clearly that he feels trapped like a rat. In a last-ditch effort to salvage his reputation, Irving sues Lipstadt for libel, claiming that her characterization of him as a distorter of facts has damaged his career. Cannily, he brings the lawsuit in Britain rather than the U.S., giving himself a potentially insurmountable advantage. In England, libel law is the mirror image of our own. The burden of proof is on the defendant. One is guilty until proven innocent. This means that Lipstadt’s solicitor, Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott), and barrister, Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), must prove to a judge not only that Irving’s claims concerning the Holocaust are untrue but that he knew them to be. Talk about a tall order. Imagine the ramifications should they fail. Suddenly it would be acceptable to dismiss the suffering of millions as mere myth. The filmmakers expertly guide the viewer through the alien workings of the UK’s legal system while charting the shifting dynamics between client and advocates. The

CHAMBER PIECE Wilkinson is superb as a barrister who finds that proving a million Jews were gassed at Auschwitz isn’t as easy as one might think.

most complex and arresting of these is the relationship between Lipstadt and Rampton. Initially he strikes her as aloof and insensitive to the desire of survivors to testify. Over time, though, Lipstadt begins to realize she may have mistaken the lawyer’s focus and concentration for coldness. Wilkinson brings an unforced gravitas to the part, in the process providing the movie’s moral center. The case may be based on an accumulation of minutiae, but his arguments are eloquent and charged with righteous indignation. It’s worth noting that every word of courtroom dialogue was taken verbatim from trial records.

For her part, Weisz delivers one of the least glam and most accomplished portrayals of her career. She’s borderline unrecognizable with her character’s curly red hair and heavy Queens accent. In an exceptional scene, Lipstadt has drinks with Rampton and confesses that she’s struggled to entrust her conscience to a stranger. Now, though, she says, she feels ready to place it in his hands. Wilkinson doesn’t say a word. He doesn’t have to. The look they exchange says it all. Silence. That’s good writing. RI C K KI S O N AK





Ouija: Origin of Evil ★★★


erhaps no other object sold as a toy has had associations as fraught as those of the Ouija board. “Tool of the devil, harmless family game — or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?” asks the headline of a 2013 story that plumbs the strange history of the “talking board” — patented in 1891 and still sold by Hasbro. Certainly, it’s the only toy to have an official tie-in movie series based on the premise that playing with it could kill you. In the hit horror flick Ouija (2014), coproduced by Hasbro, teenagers learn this sad truth all too late. A prequel rather than a sequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil improves on the original by turning the clock back to 1965 — before The Exorcist popularized the notion of Ouija boards as tools of the devil — and delving deeper into the spiritualist origins of the parlor game. Corny subtitle and all, the second Ouija is a surprisingly decent PG-13 scare flick that won’t confuse anyone who hasn’t seen the forgettable first film. While it’s not the best showcase for up-and-coming horror director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush), it’s not a total waste of his gifts, either. Elizabeth Reaser plays Alice Zander, a widow in suburban LA who makes ends meet by offering psychic readings. She’s a fake, playing on the fears and hopes of her clients, but her 9-year-old daughter, Doris (Lulu Wilson), just might have a real pipeline to the beyond. When Alice brings home

JUST SAY NON Wilson plays a girl who gets way too friendly with a Ouija board in Flanagan’s passably creepy horror sequel.

a Ouija board, hoping to use it in her act, Doris gets chatty with the spirits — to the consternation of her older sister, Lina (Annalise Basso), who just wants the family to be normal. Maybe Lina has a point, because soon a nasty ghost has possessed Doris’ body, seeking some sort of ill-defined revenge. Like the Conjuring movies, Origin of Evil squeezes most of its scares from pacing, sudden jolts and creepy vintage atmosphere. Flanagan gets a lot of mileage from simple

manipulations — placing something creepy in the background and out of focus, for instance, or showing it to us while an on-screen character remains oblivious. Artful lighting brings chiaroscuro moodiness to the wood-paneled interiors, and periodic “cigarette burns” in the corner of the frame evoke the days of reel changes — a nice film-geek touch. As the film progresses, however, it leans too heavily on CG fright effects and backstory, neither of which is its strong point. The

latter is especially uninspiring, evoking the horrors of the Holocaust in a way that’s both eye-rollingly silly and borderline exploitative. The strong cast — which includes Henry Thomas as the inevitable priest called to the family’s aid — does its best to give emotional weight to the material. But by the end, the standard horror beats take over, pushing Origin into the realm of predictability. In the process, the “talking board” becomes something of a footnote in its own story. An early scene, in which Lina first plays the game at a friend’s house, illustrates a central factor in the real-life Ouija phenomenon: confirmation bias. Itching to be scared, the teens naturally interpret the planchette’s movements as supernatural. The scene leaves open the possibility that they’re duped by their own expectations, just like Alice’s clients. It’s a cleverly ambiguous setup, but it becomes irrelevant to the film the instant a CG apparition pops up on screen. A movie that kept the audience in suspense about what was really spelling out those messages — a spirit, or the family’s subconscious groupthink? — could be disturbing on a whole different level. Flanagan’s effort is certainly an uptick for the Ouija series. But reading the Smithsonian piece — and its long string of comments in which true believers relate their own Ouija experiences — is actually a lot creepier. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS CERTAIN WOMEN: Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff) directed this adaptation of three short stories by Maile Meloy, about women facing challenges in small-town Montana. Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern star. (107 min, R. Roxy) DOCTOR STRANGE: The latest Marvel Avengers universe flick introduces neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who gains eldritch powers from his explorations of the metaphysical realm. With Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directed. (115 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Stowe, Welden) GIMME DANGER: Jim Jarmusch’s documentary, an award nominee at the Cannes Film Festival, delves into the world of cult punk band the Stooges. (108 min, R. Savoy)

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AMERICAN HONEYHHHH1/2 The Ju y Prize at Cannes went to this story of a girl (Sasha Lane) who teams up with a crew of dissolute young people who drift around the Midwest selling magazines. With Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough. Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) directed. (163 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 10/26) THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK — THE TOURING YEARSHHHHH Director Ron Howard assembled this found-footage compilation that chronicles the band’s 250 shows between 1963 and 1966. (99 min, NR; reviewed by R.K. 9/28)

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BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEENH1/2 Tyler Perry returns to his wig and dress to play the irascible title character, who finds herself dealing with a l manner of creeps on an eventful Halloween night in her latest comedy. With Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely. Perry also directed. (103 min, PG-13) DEEPWATER HORIZONH1/2 Mark Wahlberg plays a worker on the titular drilling rig in this drama that re-creates the worst oil spill in U.S. history. With Kurt Russell and Douglas M. Griffin. Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) directed. (107 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 10/5)

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DENIALHHHH1/2 In this fact-based drama, Rachel Weisz plays a historian who must prove the Holocaust happened in court after a denier (Timothy Spall) sues her for libel. With Tom Wilkinson. Mick Jackson (The Bodyguar ) directed. (110 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 11/2) HACKSAW RIDGE: Mel Gibson directed this wardrama biopic about a World War II medic (Andrew Garfield) who was the first Conscientious Objector to receive the Medal of Honor. With Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn and Teresa Palmer. (131 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Stowe) A MAN CALLED OVE: In this adaptation of the best-selling Swedish comic novel, a cantankerous widowed retiree (Rolf Lassgård) develops an unexpected friendship with his new neighbors. Hannes Holm directed. (116 min, PG-13. Roxy) MICHAEL MOORE IN TRUMPLAND: In this concert film of sorts, the fire-brand filmmaker does a standup show in the Republican heartland and offers a personal plea not to vote Trump. (73 min, NR. Savoy)


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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESESH1/2 A suburban soccer mom and dad (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) sample a life of adventure after a sex spy couple (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) moves next door. Greg Mottola (Superbad) directed the action comedy. (101 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 10/26) MAX STEELH1/2 In this action flick based on an old Mattel toy line, a teenager (Ben Winchell) teams up with an alien (voice of Josh Brener) to become a superhero. With Maria Bello and Andy Garcia. Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) directed. (92 min, PG-13) MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFEHH1/2 A tween (Griffin Gluck) makes a plan to break every one of his school’s rules in this family comedy based on the novel by James Patterson and Vermont writer Chris Tebbetts. With Lauren Graham. Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) directed. (92 min, PG) MISS HOKUSAIHHH1/2 This animated biography of 19th-century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, told through the eyes of his daughter, is based on Hinako Sugiura’s manga series. With the voices of Richard Epcar and Erica Lindbeck. Keiichi Hara directed. (93 min, PG-13)

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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACKHH1/2 Tom Cruise once again plays Lee Child’s crime-solving ex-military man: This time, hes on the run and investigating a government conspiracy. With Cobie Smulders and Aldis Hodge. Edward Zwick (Pawn Sacrific ) directed. (118 min, PG-13)



INFERNOHH The saga of The Da Vinci Code continues as “symbologist” Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) finds clues to his own missing memories in the works of Dante. Ron Howard directed the globe-trotting thriller based on Dan Brown’s novel. With Felicity Jones and Irrfan Khan. (121 min, PG-13)

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THE ACCOUNTANTHH1/2 Ben Affleck plays a math savant who cooks books for criminals in this crime drama from director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior). With Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. (128 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 10/19)

HARRY & SNOWMANHHH1/2 Ron Davis’ documentary tells the story of a Dutch immigrant who saved a plow horse from slaughter and turned him into a champion jumper. (84 min, NR)


TROLLS: When the shiny, happy Trolls are menaced by a race of pessimistic ogres, only a cheerful Troll princess (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and an anomalous Troll grouch (Justin Timberlake) can save them. Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell directed this DreamWorks family animation based on the once-popular toys. (92 min, PG. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Welden)

THE GIRL ON THE TRAINHHH An alcoholic commuter wonders if the solution to a missing persons case lies in her fractured memory in this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller. With Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson. Tate Taylor (The Hel ) directed. (112 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 10/12)

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDRENHHH A boy discovers a mysterious orphanage full of children possessed of special powers in this fantasy adventure based on Ransom Riggs’ novel and directed by Tim Burton. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. Jackson star. (127 min, PG-13) OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVILHHH This prequel to horror flick Ouija takes place in 1967 and chronicles what happens when a family of con artists who fake seances gets hold of an all-too-real spirit communication device. With Elizabeth Reaser and Lulu Wilson. Mike Flanagan (Oculus) directed. (99 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 11/2) QUEEN OF KATWEHHHH Disney’s latest family film te ls the underdog story of teenage Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi. With Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) directed. (124 min, PG; reviewed by M.H. 10/5) SNOWDENHHH Director Oliver Stone presents his dramatized take on the saga of the whistleblower (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who exposed the farreaching activities of the National Security Agency. With Shailene Woodley and Melissa Leo. (134 min, R) STORKSHHH In a world where storks deliver packages for an internet conglomerate, a bird attempts to revive the outdated practice of delivering a baby to a happy couple. Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Doug Sweetland directed the family animation. (89 min, PG)

SULLYHHHHH Tom Hanks plays airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who successfully landed his disabled plane in the Hudson River, in this drama about the incident’s aftermath from director Clint Eastwood. With Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart. (96 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 9/14)



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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I am pleased to inform you that at least 30 percent of what you think you know about love and lust is too prosaic. Probably too narrow and constrained, as well. But here’s the good news: As soon as you agree to relinquish the dull certainty of that 30-plus percent, you will open yourself to a surge of fresh teachings. And soon, I expect, dewy throbs and hot flows will awaken in all the erotic parts of your body, including your heart and brain and soul. If you’re brave enough to respond, generous lessons in intimacy will keep you entertained for weeks.


Until 2007, Scotland’s official slogan was “Scotland, the Best Small Country in the World.” Deciding that wasn’t sufficiently upbeat, the government spent $187,000 on a campaign to come up with something better. “Home of Golf” and “Home of Europe’s Fastest Growing Life Sciences Community” were among the proposed phrases that were rejected. The ultimate choice: “Welcome to Scotland.” I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, because you’re in a favorable phase to rebrand yourself. But I hope you will be more daring and imaginative than Scotland. How about “Smolderingly, Alarmingly Brilliant”? Or maybe “Safely Risky and Unpredictably Wise” or “Home of the Best Secrets Ever”?

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I am in awe of your

(May 21-June 20): Over the last two decades, well-meaning Westerners have donated a profusion of clothes to low-income folks in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Kind and magnanimous, right? Yes, but their largesse has had an unintended consequence: the demise of the textile industry in those African countries. With this as a cautionary tale, I’m asking you to take inventory of your own acts of benevolence and charity. Are they having effects that you approve of? If not completely, how could you adjust the way you give your gifts and bestow your blessings?

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Is it possible that you might flourish as a top dog after all the work you’ve put in as an underdog? Can you wean yourself from the worried fantasy that you’ve got endless dues to pay, and then harness your imagination to expand your confidence and build your clout? I believe you can. And in the coming weeks I will unleash a flood of prayers to the Goddess of Holy Reversals, asking her to assist you. Now please repeat after me: “I am a creative force of nature. I am a strong song of liberation. I am a wise animal with direct access to my primal intelligence.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The next two weeks could be smooth, peaceful and bland. Is that the experience you want? Mild satisfactions, sweet boredom and slow progress? Theres nothing wrong with any of that. Please feel free to loll and loaf as you explore the healing charms of laziness. Grant yourself permission to avoid conflict and cultivate sunny self-protectiveness. This is one of those

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s time to replace banged-up, dried-out old obsessions with ripe, juicy fascinations. It’s your duty to phase out numbing traditions and deadening habits so as to make room for exciting new rituals, customs and sacraments. Can you summon the electric willpower to shed influences that are technically “correct” but lacking in soulfulness? I think you can. Do you love yourself enough to forswear pretty but meaningless titillations? I think you do. Now get out there and do the hard work necessary to bring more serious fun into your life. Homework: Write an essay titled “What I Can Do to Be More Playful.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Over the course of his or her life, the average British person says “sorry” on more than 90,000 occasions. The typical Libran Brit probably utters routine apologies upwards of 120,000 times. Libras from other countries may not reach that heady level, but many do specialize in excessive politeness. (I should know, as I have three planets in Libra in my natal chart.) But in accordance with the astrological indicators, I am authorizing you to be a bit less courteous and solicitous than usual in the next two weeks. Don’t go overboard, of course. But allowing yourself some breathing room like this will help you get more rigorous access to your authentic, idiosyncratic, soulful urges — which will be very tonic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I cheer

you on as you attend to your difficult but holy duties. I send you my love as you summon the wisdom and resourcefulness you need to weather the gorgeous storm. Here are clues that might be useful: Whether you are partially or totally victorious will depend as much on the attitude you hold in your heart as on your outward behavior. Be grateful, never resentful, for the interesting challenges. Love your struggles for the new capacities they are building in you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coming weeks constitute the harvest phase of your personal cycle. That means you have the pleasure of gathering in the ripe rewards that you have been cultivating since your last birthday. But you also have the responsibility to answer and correct for any carelessness you have allowed to affect your efforts during the previous 11 months. Don’t worry, dear. My sense is that the goodies and successes far outnumber and overshadow the questionable decisions and failures. You have ample reasons to celebrate. But I hope you won’t get so caught up in your rightful exaltation that you’ll neglect the therapeutic atonements. AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Like England and Spain, the Netherlands has a royal family, including a king, queen, prince and princesses. They’re an egalitarian bunch. The young ones attend public schools, and the previous queen’s birthday is celebrated with a nationwide flea market. The king’s crown is attractive but quite economical. Its pearls are fake, and other “jewels” are made of glass, colored foil and fish scales. In accordance with the astrological omens, I propose that you create a regal but earthy headpiece for yourself. It’s high time for you to elevate your self-worth in an amusing and artful way. What fun and funky materials will you use in your homemade crown?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In her book, A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman reports on the eccentric methods that professional writers have used to galvanize their creative process. Poet Amy Lowell relaxed into her workday by puffing on Manila cigars. Novelist Colette plucked fleas from her cat. T.S. Eliot’s poetry thrived when he had a head cold. Novelist George Sand liked to jump out of bed after making love and immediately begin writing. Novelist William Gass, who is still among the living, wanders around outside taking photos of “rusty, derelict, overlooked, downtrodden” places. As for D.H. Lawrence: climbing mulberry trees naked energized his genius. What about you, Pisces? Now is an excellent time to draw intensely on your reliable sources of inspiration — as well as to seek new ones.


headfirst, charge-forward, no-distractions approach. In fact, I aspire to incorporate more of the Aries-style directness into my own repertoire. But I also love it when, on rare occasions, you fli t with a more strategic perspective. It amuses me to see you experimenting with the power of secrets. Your wisdom often grows at an expedited rate when you get caught up in a web of intrigue that exposes you to dark joys and melodramatic lessons. During times like these, you feel fine about not having everything figured out, about not knowing the most straightforward route to your destination. You allow the riddles and enigmas to ferment as you bask in the voluptuous ambiance of the Great Mystery. Now is such a time.


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It’s refreshing to hear the zeal and appreciation you have for your wife’s body. I hope you’re reminding her how breathtaking she is as often as you can. Thats also the first step to letting her know how badly you want her and her tush. If she gets a regular dose of sincere admiration from you, she’ll feel good. And feeling good begets confidence. With that happy combo, she might be far more willing to be adventurous in sexual endeavors. It’s unclear in your letter if you have already asked your wife about this particular booty call. Are you just assuming she’ll say no if you broach the subject sans beverages? Or has she already dismissed the idea? If she’s rejected it, she must have a good reason. Whatever it is, it’s apparently less daunting when she’s tossed back a few — so it’s not impossible to imagine that you two can overcome this obstacle. If you’re not sure how she feels about a little back-behind playtime, ask her! You might discover that she’s game but didn’t know how to approach it with you. Or maybe she’ll reveal her hang-ups, and you can work through them together to make sure you’re both comfortable and satisfied. ou might both check out online information about anal sex. And speaking of comfortable, be prepared with your lubrication of choice. You got married so you could move through life with your dearest companion — who just so happens to have a killer ass. So get to know your honey even more intimately by talking to her, supporting her, and making her feel wanted and loved. Then the fun can rea ly get started.


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PAMPERED PET ENCOUNTER, OCT. 29 I walked up to the store in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center to get my Orijen dog food. You were approaching from your white Ford SUV with your golden. I held the door open for you. Wished I’d had my pup with me to create a conversation. Interested in a doggy playdate? Grab a cup of coffee without the cute (dog) distractions? When: Saturday, October 29, 2016. Where: Pampered Pet Grooming, North Avenue. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913719 AROMA WOMAN IN BLACK You helped me pick out a gift for my sister. I had the brown leather satchel bag with Celtic patterns. We talked about desert juniper trees. I’m struck by your passion, wisdom and beauty. You didn’t have more time to talk, and I missed my opportunity to ask you out. Do you want to meet up sometime? When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Where: Lunaroma. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913718 NO. 8 A— Good to see you on the No. 8 Thursda . I was still smiling an hour later. Animated movie sometime? When: Friday, October 28, 2016. Where: No. 8. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913717 THE GUY WHO WASN’T THERE Incredible in every way. I miss you. I would bend time and space to get back to you. I’ve never felt so much regret. You’re everything I’ve ever needed and all I ever want. Maybe someday it will work out for us. Until then I’ll wait. I love you, CM. More than there are stars in sexy space. —B. When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Where: Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913716 CHIPS. AND A SALSA? You: distinguished gray hair, reading glasses and an eye-catching smile. Me: petite, blond, pink jacket. I was hoping for a few more aisle encounters so I could work up the courage to do more than grin at you, but you vanished. Interested in coffee and conversation? When: Thursda , October 27, 2016. Where: Hannaford. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913715





LADIES’ MAN You were with three women out for lunch. You were wearing a plaid shirt that outlined your muscular arms. I was distracted by you, easily the most attractive man there. Made me curious to know if you are single. Coffee or beer soon? Really hope to see you once more. When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Where: the Windjammer. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913714 BIRTHDAY SQUIRREL A lover of bacon with a body of gold, you’re sweet like Stevia, yet rooted and bold. From reggae to Breezy, and long walks with the Bean, you continue to melt me, the squirrel of my dreams... When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Where: Al’s French Frys. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913713 LOWE’S, ESSEX Craig— Those blue e es get me every time I get the chance to work with you, which isn’t often, as you only work on the weekends. Not sure if you read the I-Spys, but if you do: Thanks for always making me smile when I see you. When: Sunday, October 23, 2016. Where: Lowe’s, Essex. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913712 I AM YOUR GUY I helped you with a creeper a few months back, and it was great to see your beautiful face again. I caught you looking a few times, and I am sure you caught me. We had our arms around each other for a brief moment. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Would love to say hello instead. When: Friday, October 21, 2016. Where: Essex. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913711 ANOTHER HAPPY THURSDAY! Another happy Thursda , but not just for you — for me, too! Thank ou! Hoping this week can be more. imusm&wl2stedibwu! When: Thursda , October 20, 2016. Where: Rossignol Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913710 SORT IT, BABY... You: casually but confidently directing customers to the proper waste disposal bin. You really


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OWL-SHIRTED, COMPLETELY ADORABLE SAX PLAYER OK, Seven Days. I spy a tallish, bespectacled musician-type gal with short red hair. I came for a cable and left with a bass. I’d love to have left with you, too. You’re so saxy. When: Thursda , October 13, 2016. Where: Guitar Center, Williston. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913700 PRETTY LADY AT ANDREW BIRD Pretty elf lady at the concert. You had sexy green tights and a wool skirt with beautiful legs. Let’s hang out soon? When: Monday, October 10, 2016. Where: Higher Ground. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913699

BEAUTIFUL SMILE AT WORK Short Asian woman at the WSOC. Every time I see you, you always have a beautiful smile. I don’t know if you love your job or if you’re just a happy person all the time. Either way, thanks for making my day a little better! When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Where: Waterbury. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913689 BLIND DOG AT RED ROCKS You were with two friends. You asked me to take your picture with your phone. You had two dogs with you; one could not see too well. You had long, wonderful hair in a ponytail. You were so kind and had a beautiful laugh. When: Sunday, September 25, 2016. Where: Red Rocks. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913688 STRONG, BEAUTIFUL, BLOND, CHIVALROUS WOMAN You were wearing a Citizen Cider sweatshirt and looked beautiful. My BFF and I were trying our best to load my mattress into a U-Haul. You saw that we were struggling and offered to help. You made my day! Can I buy you a drink to thank you? When: Friday, September 30, 2016. Where: Kilburn Street, Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913687

VAN HEUSEN SALE, SUNDAY 10/09/16 Came for the sale around 2 p.m. but was distracted by you, easily the most attractive woman there. You wore a light blue jacket with white panels. Nice to see a confident woman who makes eye contact in public. When: Sunday, October 9, 2016. Where: Essex Outlet Center. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913698

SOMETIMES SILLY JOHNSON/BAKERSFIELD Pretty girl, you penned me a letter from your bath, then our journey began, full of beauty, love and kids. Not always easy, we endured with love. Our track neglected, our train derailed, people were hurt. The l ve has remained. I see you when those songs play. I wonder what it means? Are you out there? Are you happy? A chance to hold you one more time? Would you want that? Talk? When: Saturday, October 1, 2016. Where: Johnson. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913686

UVM MED STUDENT, WAITSFIELD FARMERS MARKET You were doing surveys about farmers and respiratory conditions. Long dark hair, glasses, jeans and an Apple Watch. You spoke to my friend. You are crazy cute! Wanted to say something, but it felt inappropriate at the time. Maybe we can meet up and you can ask me some questions, though probably not about farming. Really hope you see this. When: Saturday, October 8, 2016. Where: Waitsfiel Farmers Market. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913697

BEAUTY AT UNCOMMON Was behind you in line at around 5 and thought you were the most beautiful woman. I think you gave me the opportunity to say hi, but I played the fool and now am just wanting another chance to say hi to you. You’re tall with fair skin, a yellow sweater, amazing curly hair tied up, exposing your shoulders. Elegance becomes you. When: Friday, September 30, 2016. Where: Uncommon Grounds. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913685

UNCOMMON MARKET MONTPELIER: CURLY BLONDE Been there at lunchtime during the week to order lunch. You: behind the counter. Our eyes met several times. I was drawn in by your eyes and pretty smile. Is there perhaps some interest there? I would love to get a coffee sometime with you in Montpelier to get to know you! When: Friday, October 7, 2016. Where: Uncommon Market, Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913695

FORMER MIDDLEBURY MUSTANG GAS GAL Last time I saw you, you told me you were in Bridport now. We used to compare our tans when I came in for gas. I was always a couple shades ahead of you. I’d love to connect with you, if you’re connectable? Maybe we can compare tan lines. :) When: Saturday, October 1, 2016. Where: Middlebury. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913684

CONSIGN MY C**T AT OGE Blond consignment prince. You’ll remember me; I tried to consign my technical underpants. Used for NOLS trip ... if only it was (em)bareassing. Look me up in your system and give me a call. When: Thursda , October 6, 2016. Where: OGE. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913694 YOU CAUGHT GRACE’S SHOE You were at GPN on Saturday night and caught Grace Potter’s shoe. I caught the other. I would love to reunite them. Can you help make this happen? When: Saturday, September 17, 2016. Where: Grand Point North music festival. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913692 BRUNETTE AT FOAM BREWERS Cute brunette with the tight leatherette pants selling CDs and guarding the chocolate chip cookies. I spied you, but you were paying more attention to the drummer, and probably rightfully so. See you again at the next concert? When: Friday, September 30, 2016. Where: Foam Brewers. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913691 HAYDEN HILL MOUNTAIN BIKER You were just finishing up a ride. Blond. Athletic Du bist sehr schön. Would you ever be up for a ride? When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Where: Hayden Hill, Hinesburg. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913690


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