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Efforts are under way to establish a scholarship fund in Casey’s name, according to the family’s statement, read to Seven Days by Linda O’Leary, a cousin of Casey’s mother. The statement requested “prayers and privacy for her sisters, coworkers, students and large extended family.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was quick to offer condolences. “Jane and I are deeply saddened to hear that Vermonter Sandy Casey was among the victims in Vegas,” he tweeted Monday. “Our hearts are with her friends & family.” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) tweeted that Vermonters were “devastated” by her death. All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation brought up gun control in the wake of the shooting, which left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. On the controversial topic, Sanders tweeted: “It should be clear that we have got to do everything we can to stop guns from falling into the hands of people who should not have them.”


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1. “After a Hiker’s Death, Vermont Finds Ways to Improve Search and Rescue” by Terri Hallenbeck. Since the death of a 19-year-old hiker five years ago, the state has overhauled its search and rescue operations. 2. “Dems Depleted: Vermont Democrats Facing Financial Woes” by John Walters. The state party is struggling to make payroll. 3. “Sailing Center Sends Out SOS for Funding” by Molly Walsh. The Burlington organization is $1.7 million short on funds for its new waterfront building. 4. “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations” by Katie Jickling. As the city unveiled three bids for Burlington Telecom, some city councilors questioned a fourth bidder’s sudden withdrawal. 5. “Burning Question: Was It a Neko Case of Mistaken Identity?” by Dan Bolles. The Caledonian-Record reported that a fire in Barnet damaged Neko Case’s house — but the singer denied that it was her property.

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The festival continued into the evening, when Umlaut, described by Fernandez Rieke as “Vermont’s premier polka-rock outfit,” performed their cover of Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage.” “Except their version went, ‘Trump and Putin / Go together like wheat and gluten,’” noted Fernandez Rieke, with a laugh. The celebration is free and meant to foster community, she said. “I’m just a huge proponent of diversity, and that’s the point of naming something as explicitly as Weirdofest,” Fernandez Rieke said. “Everybody’s different, and diversity is good. Somebody said as they were leaving that it was a very life-affirming event, and I thought that was a very gratifying thing to hear.”


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dd Weirdofest to the list of offbeat celebrations in Vermont. Onion River Campground owners Jaquelyn Fernandez Rieke and Raul Fernandez hosted the third annual fest on Saturday at their Marshfield property. “It’s like a big party,” said Fernandez Rieke, adding that it’s “youth-driven.” Indeed. At just 12 years old, Xavier Woogmaster served as master of ceremonies, performing musical bits and comedic acts throughout the day, while a 10-year-old acted as head chef. A group of middle-school-age girls ran a Weir-’Do booth where they styled attendees’ hair.

Fernandez Rieke, who also owns the granola company Nutty Steph’s, organized the eccentric event. She used to hold similarly zany evening gatherings — such as Bacon Thursday — at her Middlesex storefront but had to cut back a few years ago. After holding a pig roast during the first Weirdofest, she vowed to keep the vibe alive. On Saturday, a nattily dressed crew of about 140 people kicked things off with a parade. From there, 5-year-old Fred Daniels took the stage to sing his song “Captain Naked.” “That was my favorite part,” said Fernandez Rieke. “He had it written on several sheets of paper, and he’d throw them to the ground as he went while his dad played a blues riff in the background.”





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gunman opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent history. The shots reverberated in the Green Mountain State with word that Sandy Casey was among the dead. Casey, 35, a Vermont native who lived in Redondo Beach, Calif., was a special education teacher. She had grown up in Dorset and earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Joseph in Rutland and her master’s at Assumption College in Massachusetts, according to a statement from her family. Her fiancé, Christopher Willemse, worked with her at the Manhattan Beach Middle School. The two had bonded over a love of country music, the Washington Post reported. They were in front of the stage at the festival when the shooting began, Willemse told the paper. Casey was struck, and Willemse carried her away. “When she stopped responding, he told her that he loved her and that she was amazing,” the Post reported.



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It is great that search and rescue groups are getting organized in Vermont [“After a Hiker’s Death, Vermont Finds Ways to Improve Search and Rescue,” September 27]. Cavers — those who explore, map and preserve caves — have been organizing rescue groups and providing training for many years. Steve Hazelton of Rutland has helped lead the effort in Vermont. Cave rescues require different training and equipment, as well as people willing to go underground. Telephones and wires are needed for communication, since radio waves don’t go through rock. Special rope techniques have been developed for cave rescue, which are different from rock rescue methods. During a recent rescue in Middlebury’s Weybridge Cave, it took more than 12 hours to move the patient 200 feet to the entrance, which also included rigging a trolley in a tight section with the patient on his side. A rescue in the open would have taken a fraction of that time. In fact, the cave rescue group had practiced in Weybridge Cave to develop appropriate techniques for that setting. Even so, the cave walls had to be chiseled away to extricate the patient in a special stretcher. Cave rescue people came from as far as New York City and Boston to help. Planning and organization make more successful rescues.


[Re “Food Fight: Burlington-Area Grocers Spar for Customers,” September 20]: The Kmart plaza owned by Hannaford, in turn owned by Delhaize of Belgium, has been largely unused and derelict for more than 40 years. Despite feedback received regarding using the plaza as a more “vital” addition to the community, they chose to cover yet more acreage with impervious surface by building the store that they now intend to shutter. Will that then become their newest derelict plaza? On August 1, 2017, the Wall Street Journal’s front page featured an article entitled: “Grocers Hit by Glut of Retail Space.” It addresses the changing market choices consumers have for where to shop as well as their changing dietary options. Vermont may not be the center of the universe, but we do take food seriously, and some online food shopping is already a fact. Every year, more consumers turn to local produce through CSAs, farm stands and stores that carry local products. Times are changing. Johanna White



It was great to have the opportunity to speak with Mark Davis about Northfield’s experience with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s buyout program. The article [“One Way to Avoid Storm Peter Grant   Damage: Knock Down the Houses That BRISTOL



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Last week’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot column, “What’s Up With Burlington’s Phallic Mushroom Sculpture?” misidentified its creator. Though Paul Aschenbach oversaw the project, his then-student at the University of Vermont Robert Vesely actually carved the piece.


As a former University of Vermont Medical Center employee within the resource department, I am compelled to express my increasing frustration and heartbreak regarding our severe lack of emergency mental health services in Vermont [“Emergency Response: Mental Health Crisis Reshapes the Hospital ER,” August 9]. Even a healthy, stable person would have difficulty living in the ER, a cold, windowless room, with no medical treatment for days, weeks or months. “Voluntary” admittance to the ER can become “involuntary” very quickly, and they cannot leave. We have had mental health patients attempt suicide or assault in the ER, and attempt and sometimes succeed in suicide, assault or murder when discharged from the ER. Remember the horrible tragedy involving Steven Bourgoin or losing beloved community member Cheryl Hanna. There are many more.

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It is troubling that we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build a massive, 128-single-room extension to the hospital so that the same number of physically medical patients will have the luxury of not having a roommate. Imagine if we used just half of these new rooms for mentally medical patients so they wouldn’t have to go to jail or sit in an ER room like a prisoner or, worse, leave the ER and cause harm to themselves or others. They would be happy to share a room. When are we going to treat mental health issues as the medical conditions they are, instead of an ignored, annoying stigma? When are we going to help our community brothers and sisters and not the pockets of a few greedy CEOs?

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Party Animals Be they furry, feathered or scaled, animals (and their humans) have a ball at Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets, presented by Pet Food Warehouse. Held at the Champlain Valley Exposition, this critter carnival kicks off with the seventh annual VetriScience Chase Away 5K and continues with a costume parade, dog demos and kids’ activities. Live tunes by the Grift keep the good times rolling. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 57 AND 58


TAKE A BOW Since their 2002 debut performance, the Danish String Quartet have made an impression with stirring interpretations of works by Scandinavian composers and other classical masters. The foursome finds eager ears at Middlebury College with selections by Béla Bartók and Ludwig van Beethoven along with traditional Nordic folk tunes. Concertgoers can fuel up at the ticketed preperformance dinner. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 55 AND 56


Guitar Heroes Belgium’s dunk!festival makes its U.S. debut in South Burlington this weekend. The first-ever dunk!USA draws post-rock fans to Higher Ground for a two-day celebration of the genre. Russian Circles, Pelican, Emma Ruth Rundle and Tides of Man are among the acts to turn up the volume on the venue’s two stages. SEE SOUNDBITES ON PAGE 67


Along for the Ride Pedal pushers revel in end-of-season rides, homegrown eats and local drinks at the Leaf Blower Mountain Bike Festival. The Stowe Mountain Bike Club partners with Mountain Bike Vermont to offer revelry and group rides for cyclists of all abilities. After hitting the trails, two-wheeled travelers cap off the day with a catered cookout, music by Dale & Darcy, and a campfire. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 57

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Killer Moves Halloween may be weeks way, but revelers at the Main Street Museum’s First Friday Hocus Pocus Dance Party are ready to do the monster mash. Whether wearing last year’s threads or donning a fresh disguise, costumed merrymakers cut a rug at this spine-chilling shindig presented by Mistress Erin and DJ Jeremy. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52


The idea that belief can alter the meaning of objects is central to “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic.” On view at the University of Vermont Fleming Museum of Art, the exhibition includes items from Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santería and other faiths. As the museum’s website states, “Visitors will come to see how people emotionally and ritually activate material objects, imbuing them with power.”


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Readers awaiting a new installment of Archer Mayor’s New York Times best-selling mystery series featuring fictional detective Joe Gunther are in luck. The Vermont wordsmith released the 28th title, Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel, in September and is set to share excerpts at Phoenix Books Rutland and Norwich Bookstore.






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ensions have flared between environmental advocates and Gov. WEDNESDAYS > 2:30 P.M. PHIL SCOTT’s administration in recent days, sparked by concern that the administration plans to slowGET MORE INFO OR WATCH ONLINE AT play the federally mandated cleanup of VERMONTCAM.ORG Vermont waterways. At a September 22 meeting of the state’s Act 73 Clean Water Advisory W E 1S T N I L E V I R U 10/2/17 S 12:44 PMGroup, Agency of Natural Resources 16t-vcam-weekly.indd Secretary JULIE MOORE made comments DENGUE FEVER • ZIKA interpreted by some as indicating a plan to cut near-term spending. In fact, headlined its story “ANR Chief Wants to Slow Lake Champlain Cleanup Spending.” The story, says Moore, “raised concerns that we’re taking our foot off the gas, and we are not.” But it wasn’t just a reporter who saw it that way. “What I took away from the meeting is that we didn’t need any additional funding except for agriculture for the next five years,” says LAUREN HIERL, political director of Vermont Conservation Voters. Agriculture is the single biggest contributor to the phosphorus pollution that drives algae blooms and weed growth in Vermont waterways. The administration has yet to say how exactly it will address that issue. Moore says her remarks were misinterpreted, and she has embarked on a quick round of peacemaking with advocates. “It seemed like a reversal of course,” says JON GROVEMAN, policy and water program director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council. “But we’ve Healthy volunteers ages 18 to 50 heard from the administration and Determine your eligibility Secretary Moore that that’s not the case.” Moore insists the administration is Email UVMVTC@UVM.EDU on board with the financial outline of a 20-year cleanup plan devised by state or visit UVMVTC.ORG Treasurer BETH PEARCE. She projects the COMPENSATION POSSIBLE cost of meeting federal mandates at $50 IF ENROLLED IN FUTURE RESEARCH million a year for 20 years, with the state Contact the Vaccine Testing Center responsible for half of the total. That’s in addition to any current spending on at 802-656-0013 for more info and to schedule water quality. a screening. Leave your name, number “We’ve not changed the treasurer’s and a good time to call back. estimate of the overall need,” Moore says, “but you can’t just take the [total] number and divide it by 20. There will be bubbles in spending as plans are developed and permitted. The 20-year timeline is right, but some things are frontloaded, some will happen at a consistent rate, and some Say you saw it in... will come along later.” The slower-developing “bubbles” include major construction projects, such as wastewater treatment facilities.


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“Planning, design and implementation take time, but only about 20 percent of the money goes into that,” Moore says. “We will spend more after design and permitting.” That approach could be a problem. This year, the legislature approved $50 million for the first two years of pollution prevention. But it balked at setting up a long-term funding mechanism, so that question will be front and center in 2018.


Moore says the administration is committed to fully funding the cleanup but isn’t ready to outline a proposal. When asked about potential revenue sources, she points to possible grant funding and a projected $5 million annual infusion from the New England Clean Power Link, a power line that would transmit electricity from Hydro-Québec through Vermont to energy markets in southern New England. But the state of Massachusetts must agree to purchase the power. Moore’s emphasis on a money pot that may or may not materialize — and would provide only a fraction of the needed cash — isn’t exactly reassuring to the advocacy community. And that’s the real heart of the issue. Environmental groups say that the state has to identify new money — hikes in existing levies, or new taxes and fees — and they are concerned about Scott’s steadfast opposition to any such option. “We’ve heard no proposals for funding,” Hierl notes. “It seems like the governor’s political position is translating into ANR trying to figure out how we can invest in clean water without any new money.” Groveman says he is willing to listen to Moore’s side of the story. But “we haven’t made any progress” on a funding plan, he concludes. “Until it happens, we won’t be comfortable about it.”

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Scott’s Vermont Climate Action Commission will hold the last of its four scheduled public hearings Thursday night in Brattleboro. At the first three events, speaker after speaker touched on a theme that the Scott administration wasn’t eager to hear: support for a carbon tax as a way to fight global warming. A carbon tax is a fee on fossil fuels, designed to make the cost of coal or oil reflect their impact on climate change. The governor has been steadfast in his opposition to the idea. Following news reports about the strong backing for a carbon tax, he felt compelled to restate his opposition on his Facebook page under the heading “CARBON TAX STATEMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR.” “Vermonters spent their own time to show up and express their support for fighting climate change,” says JOHANNA MILLER, VNRC’s energy program director and the only professional environmental advocate on the 21-member commission. “It’s unfortunate that we’re taking policies off the table in the middle of the public process.” Asked if the pro-carbon tax voices will be heard, PETER WALKE, deputy ANR secretary and commission cochair, says, “That’s a fair question ... The governor’s statement shouldn’t be a surprise. That’s been his position throughout the campaign and since.” Still, he adds, “The commission will consider carbon pricing. The voices [of advocates] will be heard; we will discuss the issue.” But while Walke expresses openness to all ideas, the Vermont Republican Party sees a chance to score points. On Monday it posted a tweet proclaiming, “Here we go again! @VTDems are coordinating with @VPIRG on pro-carbon tax messaging. Help us stop them!” A link sent with the tweet takes you to a Republican petition that claims that the Dems and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group are colluding on a stealth campaign to enact a carbon tax. It asserts, without offering a shred of evidence, that the turnout at the hearings was orchestrated by “Vermont Democrats and their radical friends at VPIRG.” Both entities deny any collusion. “The Republicans are living on Mars, creating conspiracies that don’t exist,” says state Democratic Party executive director CONOR CASEY. “Of course we let our members know there were public hearings on climate


action,” wrote VPIRG climate and energy program coordinator BEN WALSH. “Why on Earth are [Scott’s] party leaders going after the citizens who participated in the public process he created?” Walke says he detected no sign of a choreographed presence at the hearings. “There’s always some organized turnout,” he said. “That’s always to be expected. But it seemed like a good mix of people.” Vermont Republican officials failed to return requests for comment.

He will not be servicing our members in Rutland. “AFSCME Council 93 will have no further comment,” concluded Durkin. Skeptical labor leaders are willing to give Louras a chance. “He hasn’t generally been supportive of unions,” says Reed, “but I hope he does a good job.” Charbonneau notes, with a sardonic laugh, that Louras “has a great opportunity in front of him.” Including, presumably, a fair bit of convincing to do among his newfound comrades.

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The Vermont Association of Broadcasters has named three veteran personalities into its hall of fame. JUDY SIMPSON, former WCAX-TV news anchor and the first woman to be news director at a Vermont television station, is the sixth woman — alongside 66 men — in the hall of fame. “It’s pretty obvious that [broadcasting] is very much a boys’ club, especially years ago,” she said. “You get used to it.” TOM BEARDSLEY joins a long list of WDEV radio personnel in the hall, including LLOYD SQUIER, KEN SQUIER, RUSTY PARKER, ERIC MICHAELS and JOEL NAJMAN. “I don’t feel like I’m in their league, but I’m grateful and honored to join them,” he said. BRIAN COLLAMORE has worked at WSYB in Rutland since 1974; he’s also a Republican state senator. He’s proud to represent his community in both arenas. “There are only a few [hall of fame] members from Rutland,” he said. “JACK HEALEY, RALPH SMITH, FRANK MCCORMICK, that’s about all.” Simpson, Beardsley and Collamore will be enshrined at the association’s annual VAB Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on December 2 in Burlington. And now we must bid farewell to someone who didn’t stick around long enough to make the hall but was a mainstay of television news during his six years at WCAX-TV. KEITH MCGILVERY, anchor of the 5:30 and 11 p.m. news, is taking a new job in Connecticut. And he’d better have a darn good alarm clock. “I’m joining Fox 61 in Hartford as a morning anchor from 4 to 10 a.m.,” he says. “It’s a marathon, but I’m excited.” It’s a step up in market size, but McGilvery says it isn’t about career building. “My family lives in Massachusetts,” he explains. “I started looking about two years ago to get closer to home. I’ve had other opportunities to go elsewhere, but I didn’t want to leave for the sake of leaving.” It sounds like a great gig, but Lord, that wake-up call sounds brutal. !

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Former Rutland mayor CHRIS LOURAS got a new job three weeks ago, and it remains a hot topic in Vermont’s labor community. He’s been hired by Council 93 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a regional union that includes most of New England. The union’s choice mystified many Vermont unionists because, in his final term as mayor, Louras backed a fire department reorganization that the firefighters’ union staunchly opposed. As a result, the union backed Louras challenger DAVID ALLAIRE in last spring’s election, which Allaire won handily. “It certainly has raised some eyebrows in labor circles,” says JILL CHARBONNEAU, president of the Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO. “I heard some dismay from firefighters. In fact, I heard the news from firefighters.” “I have talked with some of our Rutland guys. They were shocked,” says BRAD REED, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont. “It shocks me a little bit. I’m not sure how the choice was made.” And we’ll probably never know, because Louras and his new employer have zipped their lips. “I can confirm that I work for AFSCME,” says Louras. “Any other inquiries have to go to [Council 93 headquarters in] Boston.” When asked to elaborate about his hiring or his duties, he said, “You should contact Boston for any inquiries regarding AFSCME.” When asked about labor’s dismay due to the conflict with Rutland firefighters, he refused to comment on “anything to do with my former position” as mayor. OK, well, on to Boston. In response to phone and email inquiries, Council 93 communications chief JIM DURKIN provided a brief statement: “Mr. Louras was hired as an AFSCME staff representative based on his qualifications and experience. He will be responsible for negotiating and enforcing contracts and representing the best interests of AFSCME members in Vermont.



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uka Salvatore has wanted to join the Marines since age 9. The Cincinnati native’s grandfather, father, uncles and brother all served in the military. Until recently, the senior cadet at Norwich University in Northfield, the nation’s oldest private military academy, was poised to follow suit. Upon graduation, Salvatore intended to train at a police academy and sign up for the Marine Corps Reserve. Then, starting at 8:55 a.m. on July 26, President Donald Trump fired off three consecutive tweets that imperil Salvatore’s military ambitions. “The United States Government will not accept or allow … Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming … victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Trump was effectively reversing president Barack Obama’s 2016 decision to allow transgender military members to serve openly. Salvatore, who is transgender, described his immediate reaction to the tweets as a “freak-out.” He was somewhat reassured the following day when Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, made clear that the policy wouldn’t change until the White House provided more guidance. That came on August 25, when Trump signed an order making the ban official for new recruits but giving Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis leeway to decide how to address transgender members already in the military. Confusingly, the president also suggested he was open to revoking the ban, if presented with a convincing argument. Mattis, who has until February 21 to draft a permanent policy, clarified that transgender troops can continue to serve and receive medical treatment — for now. In the meantime, several lawsuits have been filed against the ban, and a bipartisan group of Congress members has introduced legislation to overturn it. No one knows how many people the policy change could affect. A 2016 study by the RAND Corporation estimated that, worldwide, between 2,000 and


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11,000 transgender people serve in the U.S. military. Closer to home, Adjutant General Steven Cray expressed uncertainty about how many transgender individuals serve in the Vermont National Guard. “It’s not a demographic that is tracked or recorded necessarily,” he said. “But I do believe … that we do have members that are transgender.” He added that he doesn’t know any of them personally.

Cray declined to weigh in on the ban but said he thinks the Vermont Guard is welcoming toward transgender members. “It’s a family, and we have to treat everyone as such,” the general said, noting that all Vermont Guard members continue to participate in trainings on transgender issues. Trump’s muddled policy pronouncement leaves military aspirants, including Salvatore, in a state of

uncertainty. “If that opportunity gets taken from me, it will be a big loss,” Salvatore said matter-of-factly. “My whole life I’ve wanted to serve my country.” He’s not the only one at Norwich who stands to be affected, although it’s unclear just how many transgender military hopefuls attend the school. Daphne Larkin, the school’s spokesperson, said in a statement that Trump’s move “does not impact Norwich policy.” Larkin explained that because the university is a private military school — not a public military academy, such as West Point — it doesn’t have to follow military protocol. Approximately 1,600 of the 2,400 students at Norwich participate in the Corps of Cadets — the school’s military training program — and 35 percent of the student body typically chooses to enlist following graduation, according to Larkin. Title IX regulations require that schools receiving federal money treat students equally, regardless of gender identity. And, Larkin said, “We take seriously our responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students and employees, including our transgender students and employees.” The 2017 Norwich University Student Rules and Regulations handbook states that accommodations for transgender students will be made on a “case-by-case basis.” Cadets planning to transition are to notify the university’s Title IX officer and “must be aware that, once they have identified their preferred gender, the university will recognize that commitment and gender identity in regard to all standards and requirements and requires a reciprocal commitment from the individual.” Salvatore, who also serves in Norwich’s Marine Corps Reserve Officer Training Corps, said school leaders have been supportive. “Three days after those tweets came out, vice president [of enrollment and student life Frank] Vanecek actually called me. He addressed me properly and was saying that this doesn’t change anything for the school,” Salvatore recalled. “I’ve had people as high as gunnery sergeants say, ‘I stand by your right to serve.’”


“It meant a lot — this school that I’ve loved for so long, staying by my side,” he said. Salvatore, who started telling friends he was transgender at the end of his freshman year, said he never wanted to be the “token trans cadet.” At the time, he didn’t know of any others on campus. Norwich has a reputation for openness. In 2011, cadets at the school convened the first meeting of the university’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies Club, the night before the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which had prevented LGBT people from serving openly in the military. The club garnered national headlines at the time, and again in 2012, when it held the school’s first gay pride week, culminating in a queer prom.



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Last year, Norwich altered its uniform regulations to accommodate an incoming Muslim student who’d been told by South Carolina’s Citadel military college that she couldn’t wear a hijab there. Still, transitioning is never easy, and it’s especially complicated on a military campus that still abides by rigid gender standards. Male and female cadets follow different rules governing how they cut their hair, what they can wear and even how they cut their nails. (“Males will keep nails trimmed so as not to extend beyond the fingertips. Females will not exceed a nail length of ¼ inch, as measured from the tip of the finger.”) They’re also subject to different annual physical fitness tests. Incoming female cadets are told to be prepared to do 19 push-ups, 53 sit-ups and a two-mile run in 18 minutes and 48 seconds, while male cadets must do 42 push-ups, 53 sit-ups and a two-mile run in 15 minutes and 54 seconds. Salvatore, whose dirty-blond hair is neatly cropped, according to protocol, said he didn’t encounter problems adapting to the male dress code — “I taught myself how to tie the [neck] tie in the corps standards” — or meeting male fitness requirements.

Other aspects of the transition weren’t so easy. Cadets are assigned roommates of the same sex all four years. He requested a male roommate for his sophomore year but was assigned to bunk with two females. “It was awful,” said Salvatore, who ended up moving in with a female friend. For additional privacy, they put up a partition in their room. Leading up to his junior year, the cadet again requested to room with male students, but when school resumed, Salvatore recalled, “I come to my room, and there’s two females in my room. It was awkward. I didn’t know what to do.” He moved into a room by himself until the school finally gave him a male roommate — a friend of Salvatore’s, who had assured school administrators he was comfortable with the arrangement. Larkin said the school accommodates students’ roommate requests, regardless of gender, as long as the roommates agree to live with one another. When Salvatore started taking hormones, he used the men’s bathrooms — but only when they were empty. Gradually, though, he noticed that no one seemed to care when he was in there. “One time I woke up late and went in and brushed my teeth. The lieutenant colonel was in there, and he was just like, ‘What’s up?’” Partway through college, Salvatore learned that several lowerclassmen were also transgender. “My friends were making jokes, like, ‘Look what you started.’ And I was like, ‘Good! That was my intention,’” he said. Tony Gardner, a sophomore cadet from Watertown, Mass., came out as transgender the September of his freshman year at Norwich, and the school’s commandants have been “pretty accommodating” during his transition, he said. No one objected when he requested a male uniform. Which isn’t to say there hasn’t been a learning curve. “One of my staff sergeants just wasn’t picking up on the new pronoun,” Gardner said. “The whole transgender thing is fairly new at Norwich.” As a high school junior scouting colleges, Gardner had two criteria: “I knew I wanted to do something with the military, and I wanted to play hockey.” He is taking courses to prepare for the U.S. Air Force in the hopes that he can follow in his grandfather’s footsteps after graduating.

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Demolition of Larkin Terrace hotel to make way for a 60-unit apartment complex

Champlain Housing Trust and by the Chittenden Regional Planning Commission, is promoting the construction of 3,500 new homes and apartments in Chittenden County within five years. In the first year, construction of 916 housing units exceeded the annual goal of 700. About 133 of the units were built in South Burlington, and all but 30 of those were in multifamily housing. At the press conference, Gov. Phil Scott hit on one of his favorite themes: affordability. “After listening to thousands of employers and Vermonters across the state, what I consistently heard was that one of the barriers to attracting more families and young professionals to Vermont is the [lack of ] availability of decent, affordable housing,” he said. So far, the burst of apartment construction has not resolved a need for affordable housing across the region, housing advocates say. And the demand for higher-end apartments could wind up squeezing out cheaper rentals. That’s what’s happening at one property on Route 7 in South Burlington, across the street from McDonald’s. Last week, the extended-stay hotel Larkin Terrace, where former tenants paid as little as $200 per week, was being demolished to make way for a new 60-unit apartment complex. It’s unclear what the new rent will be, but renderings show a handsome building that looks like a major step up architecturally from the dilapidated complex being razed.

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ennifer Bliss helped her daughter, Kayla, out of their car with the 5-year-old still swathed in a pink tutu from dance class. Then they headed into their South Burlington digs — not on a suburban cul-de-sac, but in a new, five-story apartment building amid a sea of car dealerships. The building is a residential oasis in a commercial zone, but it’s a well-equipped one, with Lake Champlain views, stainless steel appliances and an outdoor pool. “They have garden plots, exercise rooms — really great amenities,” said Bliss, an accountant who moved with her family from Florida to the Bartlett Brook Apartments on Route 7 in the spring. Increasingly, homes being constructed in the bedroom community next to Burlington are multifamily apartment buildings or condos. South Burlington is tilting toward dense development close to jobs, shops and entertainment. That’s a major shift for a burg known as a Vermont exemplar of suburbia — a community that pioneered plowing fields under to make way for singlefamily homes. Since 2000, apartments and condos have driven development. The number of multifamily housing units has nearly doubled, from 2,229 to 4,065, while the number of single-family homes has increased at a much slower pace. As a result, 55 percent of South Burlington’s housing stock consists of single-family homes today, down from 66 percent in 2000. Reaction is mixed: There’s concern about traffic and the loss of open space, but applause for the construction of sorely needed rental units. Housing advocates say that’s key to controlling costs. Chittenden County’s extremely low rental vacancy rate drives up the cost of leases. Housing advocates say new apartment construction has helped push the vacancy rate from just under 1 percent in 2000 to about 3.3 percent last year. That’s still short of the 5 percent rate they say would reflect a healthier, more affordable housing market. But it’s progress, advocates and political leaders said at a press conference held last week in South Burlington to promote the goals of a coalition called Building Homes Together. The campaign, launched in 2016 by nonprofits Housing Vermont and



While some renters want pools and game rooms, others would be happy merely to have some money left over for groceries after they cover the rent. Brenda Torpy, chief executive officer of Champlain Housing Trust, emphasized that there is more work to be done. Ten people apply for each apartment in the trust’s portfolio of 1,500 rental units around the county, she said. Only 8 percent of the units built last year were for lower-income tenants or buyers, while the campaign strives to reach an annual goal of 20 percent.

After years of fostering suburban sprawl with its zoning, South Burlington now encourages denser, mixed-used construction in parts of the city. This is especially true in the City Center district on the east side of Dorset Street, running along the woodsy Market Street. In this mostly undeveloped area, the city’s master plan and zoning promotes a pedestrian-oriented downtown that would help give South Burlington a focal point and allow multistory apartments and condos, offices and shops. Along with similar downtownstyle construction in Winooski, Essex Junction and Williston, the push in South Burlington reflects a growing interest in downtown living and development. “It’s a resurgence,” said Paul Conner, South Burlington director of planning and zoning. City Center zoning allows streamlined regulatory review and requires that 15 percent of new units meet a tiered-affordability criteria. The city’s affordable housing committee wants to expand inclusionary zoning to more of South Burlington. In 2015, the city council voted to create a housing trust fund to subsidize affordable housing and agreed to allocate $50,000 annually to the fund from the city budget. South Burlington officials and housing advocates are touting the construction of the $10.6 million, 39-unit Allard Square, a four-story affordable senior housing building with various subsidies, which is to get the first allocation from the trust fund. Builders will break ground on the project this month on Market Street. The city deserves praise for encouraging centrally located development, be it at the designated downtown or at infill locations near transit and jobs, such as the apartments and condominiums on Farrell Street next to Shaw’s grocery store, said Brian Shupe, executive director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. It gets low marks, though, for allowing too much housing on outlying farm fields, he said. “The concern in South Burlington is, they seem to think every place is the right place for density … They seem not to know when to say no.” Many projects are in the pipeline in “SB” — as residents often refer to the


city. They include nearly 500 units of ’90s. That was before apartments housing — duplexes and single-family and condos came to dominate homes off Kennedy Drive and Old Farm development. Road in an O’Brien Brothers Agency Various factors are driving the project to be phased in over five years. trend in South Burlington, real estate The Larkin project is on tap, and an- analyst Mark Brooks suggested. Its other 49 units will be built nearby, just zoning laws allow for higher dennorth of the Palace sity, there’s a strong 9 movie theater on demand for apartFayette Drive. ments and the city is Also under discusconveniently located, sion: a controversial he noted. proposal for possibly dense housing on a Renter demographics include young swath of University of Vermont-owned people who want flexibility and people forestland and fields along Spear Street. who can’t afford a down payment on a UVM announced plans to sell the prop- home. But the new apartment market erty in June and is finalizing a deal with also targets higher-income earners who brothers Frank and Ed von Turkovich of want condo-like amenities — fancy apSouth Burlington. pliances, granite countertops, heated They declined to discuss their pro- underground parking, and outdoor posal, saying they will share their ideas areas with fire pits and great views. with South Burlington residents — inNew units in Winooski, Williston cluding skeptics — when the land sale is and parts of Burlington are pricey, and completed. South Burlington is no Despite the lack of different. Bartlett Brook public plans, opposition one- and two-bedroom is gelling. Sarah Dopp, monthly rents range from president of the South about $1,485 to $2,185. Burlington Land Trust, a The building is within local citizens’ group that a mile or so of grocery raises money to conserve stores, Interstate 189 and land, is leading the opOrchard School. Bliss position to a proposed city sometimes rides her bicyzoning change that would cle towing her daughter in allow housing on a portion a trailer along the sidewalk JENNIF ER BLISS of the UVM land zoned for to Orchard, where the girl institutional/agricultural started kindergarten this use. The forestland provides a habitat year. But traffic is heavy on Route 7, and for animals, trees that help clean the air it would be nice to have a bike path in and an important greenway for people the area, she said. And while Veterans to enjoy close to home, she said. Memorial Park and Red Rocks Park “I feel really strongly that all commu- are within a few miles, there’s no nities ought to have some green lungs park with ball fields and a playground around them, and that shouldn’t be re- nearby. Their apartment building can served just for the Northeast Kingdom,â€? seem like a residential island in an area Dopp said. “Especially in Chittenden planned more for cars than for people. County, we need to preserve some of The city is aware of the need for these areas ‌ We can’t pave the whole amenities near new residential concounty over, I hope, although we’re struction and wants to increase sidemaking a pretty good effort of it.â€? walk and bike connections as well as South Burlington is technically a city parks, Conner said. but for years didn’t look like one. Dopp Bliss’ neighbor, retired teacher grew up in the Mayfair Park neighbor- Maida Atkins, lives at Bartlett Brook hood off of Williston Road. It was one with her husband. They have a condo of the first suburbs in what was then a in Florida and spend part of the year rural landscape. Not far from the side- in Vermont. Atkins has enjoyed getwalks and colonials in Mayfair Park, ting to know Bartlett residents of Dopp said, were the dirt roads, barns all ages, including a young mother and pastures covering most of South with whom she swapped garden fare Burlington. from their respective plots last week. “It was just another world — quiet Multifamily or single family, a neighand lots of cows around, farming opera- borhood comes down to the people. tions and cutting hay,â€? she said. “It was “I gave her tomatoes; she gave me idyllic.â€? potatoes,â€? Atkins said. “There’s lots of Many of those farms were con- that kind of thing — it’s really nice.â€? ! verted to streets lined with singlefamily homes in the 1970s, ’80s and Contact:



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.S. Border Patrol officials met privately with Vermont college administrators on September 14 to talk about why agents had boarded buses and questioned passengers, including international students, about their legal status. Though he hadn’t been invited, Jay Diaz, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, learned of the meeting at Champlain College and convinced the organizers to let him attend. He was one of the first people to address John Pfeifer, chief patrol agent of the Swanton sector, and posed a hypothetical question. “What if I said, ‘Sorry, officer, it’s none of your business?’” Diaz asked. Nervous laughter broke out around the room. Diaz’s brash approach has become increasingly typical of the ACLU of Vermont as it expands its presence thanks to unprecedented financial and volunteer support. For much of its 50-year existence, the ACLU of Vermont didn’t even have an attorney on staff. Now, for the first time, it has two and by year’s end will employ eight people, including a community organizer, a communications director and a policy director. In the last eight months, the Vermont affiliate’s membership ranks swelled from 2,000 card carriers to upwards of 8,000, and donations have soared. President Donald Trump is largely responsible. Since his election last November, the president has stirred fears of a crackdown on civil liberties, prompting an outpouring of support for ACLU chapters across the country. (The national organization reaped $24 million in donations in the two days after Trump announced a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries in January.) After the president called for more aggressive immigration enforcement, multiple undocumented Vermont farmworkers — including migrant rights activists — were arrested. For the first time in years, U.S. Border Patrol agents have boarded buses miles from the border, looking for passengers who lack legal status. Naturalized citizens have been detained for hours at the U.S.-Canadian border and forced to turn over their cellphones to be searched. Meanwhile, open signs of intolerance seem to have escalated. Faisal Gill, the Muslim chair of the Vermont Democratic Party, received anti-Muslim emails in July telling him to “get out of my Green Mountains.” Later that month, someone painted the word “nigger” in a bathroom at Burlington’s public library; and, in September, swastikas were spray-painted on a West Glover dairy farm. The ACLU of Vermont’s executive director, James Lyall, described Trump’s election as “a threat of historic proportions, not just to our values and to the issues we care about, but really to the system of government that we have.” But the ACLU, he said, is “going to have a lot more firepower, a lot more capacity, and we’re going to be


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able to be more proactive in really setting the agenda … We’re just getting started.” While Lyall leads the ACLU of Vermont, Diaz has become the de facto face of the organization. He was in the news in mid-September, threatening legal action against the Burlington Police Department for allegedly violating the First Amendment rights of several people of color. The week before, he sparred with Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo — on Twitter and Vermont Public Radio, and in Seven Days and other newspapers — lambasting the chief’s proposal to incarcerate people who repeatedly commit minor offenses as an effort to “criminalize poverty.” “To be honest, I feel a need to say these things because I don’t see them being said elsewhere,” Diaz said. Since the election, “we [at the ACLU] have a bit of a louder microphone that we should use.” Diaz, who was hired in 2015, is soft-spoken and courteous, but he’s neither shy nor afraid to upset people. He hadn’t just talked his way into the closed-door Border Patrol meeting; he’d also invited a Seven Days reporter, unbeknownst to anyone else in the room. Favoring leather desert boots and slim pants, Diaz doesn’t dress like a typical public-interest lawyer, but his work quarters are certainly befitting of one. Located in a musty brick house on Elm Street in Montpelier, his office could be mistaken for a storage closet. Diaz shares the small space with a computer server and stacks of boxes holding papers that aren’t his.

The 33-year-old lawyer from Hillsdale, N.J., quickly made his mark when he came to Vermont five years ago. Already, the Boston College Law School graduate had done pro bono paralegal work at the Rikers Island prison in New York City, gone to bat for Boston residents facing foreclosure and advocated for the rights of immigrant domestic workers in New York. Diaz said he was drawn to immigration work in part because his father has Latin American roots. Alan Minuskin, a Boston College associate law professor, recalled during an interview that Diaz “was one of the rare people in law school these days who seemed to have the urge to help people in his DNA.” A two-year Vermont Legal Aid fellowship brought him to the state after college. Diaz gathered data showing that Vermont schools disproportionately disciplined students of color and students with disabilities. After he began talking about his findings, the Burlington School District put new policies in place and began providing more teacher training. “Jay was undoubtedly a force behind that,” Burlington School Board member Stephanie Seguino said. “He made us recognize this was really a more serious problem than we understood.” Vermont Legal Aid hired Diaz when his fellowship ended in 2014. “I would be running up against systemic problems every day, and that got to be extremely frustrating,” he recalled. “These were bigger issues than I could handle on a case-by-case basis.”


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The ACLU lawyers’ workload has grown since Trump issued an executive order calling for more aggressive immigration enforcement. “We’re spending a significant amount of time on immigrant and refugee rights — those communities are feeling so targeted,” Ernst said. They’re also handling seven lawsuits and soon plan to increase their caseload to 10, Diaz said. The pair is appealing one case to the Vermont Supreme Court. The ACLU is arguing that a state trooper violated the constitutional rights of Greg Zullo, an African American man from Rutland, by searching and seizing his car without good reason. The trooper, Lewis Hatch, was fired in 2016, and a Department of Public Safety memo documented his history of unwarranted drug searches. The ACLU is also suing the Bennington Police Department for racial discrimination on behalf of Shamel Alexander, whom the lawyers allege was stopped by local police in 2013 because he was African American. In May, a federal judge rejected the police department’s motion to dismiss the case. Without going to court, Diaz led an effort that shut down the state Department of Motor Vehicle’s facialrecognition program by persuading the attorney general that the program, used at times to assist local and federal law enforcement, was illegal. The ACLU of Vermont has also exposed instances in

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which DMV officials fed information about noncitizens to federal immigration officers, despite a state policy that discourages such collaboration. Not everyone is ready to praise the ACLU’s emboldened approach. DMV Commissioner Robert Ide refused to discuss the ACLU of Vermont for this story, but he previously has criticized Diaz for bringing his complaints to the media rather than to the department. Chief del Pozo suggested that the ACLU of Vermont is sometimes unnecessarily confrontational. “I just lament that many times, when we engage in these back-and-forths, it’s always framed adversarily when there’s a clear precedent for another way to relate,” he said. When the ACLU sends him a legal brief, del Pozo said, it forces him to start “immediately building up defenses” rather than working toward a solution. His request: Come have a conversation before threatening legal action. That said, the ACLU’s role is “more important than ever,” the chief acknowledged. Many Vermonters apparently agree: Their donations to the national and local chapters of the ACLU have quadrupled since the election, according to Lyall. While opposing Trump anytime he undermines civil rights is the ACLU’s top priority, Lyall is adamant that the president won’t drive the group’s entire agenda. In April, Lyall hired Chloé White, a 2015 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, to be the ACLU’s policy director. White will work full time in the state legislature, leading efforts to overhaul Vermont’s public records law and limit the use of surveillance technology. In August, Lyall hired Nico Amador, whose position as a community organizer entails mobilizing volunteers around the state to advocate for ACLU causes. Fifteen hundred Vermonters have already signed up to join the People Power campaign, an initiative to combat Trump policies. A communications director will begin work next month. To accommodate the additional staff, the ACLU will leave its cramped Elm Street quarters early next year for more spacious accommodations in the center of Montpelier. “The bottom line is, the incredible support we’ve received has allowed us to grow, and that growth is going to translate into a huge impact, for the better, on this state and this country,” Lyall said. !

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In the summer of 2015, he sought to tackle those problems when he applied for what he calls his “dream job.” The ACLU of Vermont had hired its first full-time staff attorney 10 years earlier, but the post had fallen vacant. Choosing among the candidates proved so difficult that then-executive director Allen Gilbert ended up hiring two lawyers — Diaz and Lia Ernst — bringing the staff to five. Ernst, 42, gravitated toward civil liberties work in part because she grew up witnessing her brother, who was adopted from Mexico, endure a prolonged struggle to get a green card. She’s less comfortable in the spotlight than Diaz but does an equal share of the work; they act as a legal team on every case. “I, by nature, am a behind-thescenes person,” Ernst said. “Jay is out there. He’s networking, he’s connecting, which is so critical to our work.”

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There could be more landings next year on the helicopter pad at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Hospital executives are in contract negotiations to expand air ambulance service in 2018 through a collaboration with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team. The deal could be completed within the month, according to Eileen Whalen, president and chief operating officer of UVM Medical Center. The new service would focus on interhospital transport of critically ill patients in UVM’s service area, which includes Massena, N.Y. — a three-hour drive from Burlington. That same journey takes about 35 minutes by air, according to Whalen. The service would allow patients with acute health problems, be it stroke or heart attack or neonatal illness, to get the care they need more quickly — and it could save lives in the process, Whalen said. The service would not include medical air transport from emergencies such as car crash scenes. “There are absolutely times that an air ambulance is far more beneficial to the patient,” Whalen, a former trauma nurse, told Seven Days.





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John Fortune, a UVM Medical Center trauma surgeon and interim medical officer for the network’s regional transport system, added: “We think this is going to result in a tremendous improvement in the care of patients.” Currently, almost all the patients who are transported between the 13 hospitals in the UVM service area are moved by ground ambulance. The new service means that there would be an increase in the roughly 190 air ambulance landings that now take place each year at the hospital helipad off East Avenue in Burlington. DHART, based in New Hampshire at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center, already carries out some of those trips under a decades-old arrangement between the hospitals. Other ambulance services also use the helipad to pick up patients in Burlington and fly them to hospitals in the Boston area or New York City for more specialized treatment. UVM Medical Center will not purchase its own helicopter but will staff one provided by DHART; it will be based in Burlington. The chopper will bear the UVM Health Network logo. It’s unclear whether UVM Medical Center will need regulatory approval from the state Green Mountain Care Board. The board’s chair, Kevin Mullin, said such a review would depend on the terms of the contract. DHART already has a certificate of need that allows it to operate a helicopter service in Vermont. Lawyers for the UVM Medical Center argue that a new certificate of need is unnecessary because the plan represents an expansion of existing service. The hospital will share details with the Green Mountain Care Board once the deal is finalized, according to Whalen. The board is charged with controlling health care costs, among other things, and air ambulance is certainly a major expense. The average trip is 52 miles and costs between $12,000 to $25,000 per flight, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.


After more than two years of prodding by a local migrant farmworker advocacy group, Ben & Jerry’s has agreed to improve employee conditions at the farms in its supply chain. Members of Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim announced the deal Tuesday during a celebratory gathering in front of the ice cream shop on Church Street in Burlington. Solheim touted the program as “first in the dairy industry, first in the world.” Then he and members of Migrant Justice signed the Milk With Dignity contract that will eventually be applied to all northeastern farms in Ben & Jerry’s supply chain. “This is the first step in bringing about a change for workers so that people treat us with a little more respect and give us a few more rights,” said Olga Benitez, a member of Migrant Justice’s farmworker coordinating committee. “In this country, it’s difficult to have our rights respected.” Under the agreement, the Unilever-owned ice cream company will require its suppliers to adhere to the Milk With Dignity code of conduct, which sets standards for wages, work schedules, health and safety, and housing, according to a press release from Migrant Justice. The contract also creates an independent Milk With Dignity Standards Council, which will monitor and enforce the standards. The agreement was founded on the Fair Food Program, which was created in 2011 to provide protections for workers on tomato farms in Florida. Ben & Jerry’s will absorb the costs associated with the program, Solheim said, and will not pass expenses on to customers. “This is a program that gives the workers a seat at the table and provides dignity and a real voice, but it’s also a program that gives the farmers a community,” he said. Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry’s had been negotiating the details of such an agreement since the summer of 2015. Last June, members of Migrant Justice marched 13 miles from the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury to the Statehouse in Montpelier to press the company to sign the contract. The decision came two days before a Migrant Justice-organized protest at Ben & Jerry’s shops around the country. The organization called off the October 5 National Day of Action after Tuesday’s announcement. “It’s been a long road, but together we’ve always said, ‘Sí se puede,’” Thelma Gomez, the president of Migrant Justice’s farmworker coordinating committee, told those gathered. “Sí se pudo,” corrected one farmworker with a grin, changing the chant to the past tense. Not “Yes, we can” — “Yes, we could.”


Gardner won’t start taking hormones until December, a step he postponed because National Collegiate Athletic Association rules would have required that he play hockey on the men’s team. He still follows the female physical fitness standards, rooms with women and uses women’s bathrooms — arrangements he said he’s comfortable with for now. “All of my friends that I have up here are super supportive,” Gardner said. Since coming out, “I’ve never had anyone come up to me to do anything or say anything to make me change my mind.” He deemed Trump’s announcement “not a cool move.” In its wake, students are taking steps to make the campus more welcoming. At 7 p.m. on September 14, roughly 30 students — some in camouflage uniforms, others wearing jeans and T-shirts — filled a classroom for the first meeting of the NU Alliance, a student club for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual” students. One of the organizers, Daniel Almueti, a laidback senior from Oklahoma, leaned against the chalkboard at the front of the room. He explained that the school’s LGBT club had fallen apart after his freshman year, when its founders graduated. Noting that the “culture isn’t always very positive for people in the LGBTQIA community” on campus, Almueti, who is bisexual, told the packed room that he was resurrecting the club to provide a supportive place for those students. During introductions, both Gardner and Salvatore identified themselves as trans males, which seemed to surprise no one. At one point, conversations grew loud. Sitting atop one of the desks, Salvatore slapped his palms against the surface. “Hey, hey, if you guys have to yell, it’s kind of too loud,” he gently admonished the group of mostly younger cadets. Later, when asked about Trump’s transgender ban, Almueti responded, “It’s a step backwards whenever things like this are announced, but I believe that’s why we organize. What influences people more than words is action.” And, he went on, “If you have trans people out there being good role models in the community, you’re gonna gain more support.” ! Contact:




OBITUARIES Michael Anthony Valente

1949-2017, WATERBURY CENTER Michael A. Valente, 68, of Waterbury Center passed away peacefully at home on the morning of October 3, 2017. He was born on Valentine’s Day 1949 in Watervliet, N.Y., to Al and Anna Valente and was the youngest of four. He was predeceased by his parents and an older brother. Two sisters live in the Albany,

N.Y., area. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was a well-known visual merchandiser in Burlington and beyond — in New York City, San Francisco and Dusseldorf, Germany. He could be seen almost daily in a store window arranging

displays and dressing mannequins. He perfected the art of writing messages on the inside of the windows by writing in mirror image, and he always told a good story. In addition to his career, he was also an accomplished artist who worked in stained glass and, in recent years, clay. But his talents extended well beyond those media. He was also an accomplished gardener and provided support and guidance to people who needed help. As one friend just wrote, “He is going to make a great angel.” Besides family, he is survived by his partner of 41 years, Bob Paolini, in whose arms he took his last breath. He was also greatly supported by friends and

neighbors who provided comfort and care throughout his final weeks. We could not have done without their help. We’d also like to thank his oncologists at the University of Vermont, Drs. Julie Olin and Hibba Rehman, and his primary care physician, Dr. Robert Quinn. Finally, Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice ensured his comfort and that his final days would be pain-free. We are forever grateful for their work. Per Michael’s wishes, there will be no services. Friends will gather at a later date in celebration of a life exceptionally lived. You are invited to share your memories and condolences by visiting

MEMORIAM Kenneth I. Gross The Celebration of the Life of Kenneth I. Gross will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12:30 p.m., at the University of Vermont Alumni House. For those who wish to speak, we invite you to prepare a one-minute memory to share. Ken’s family is compiling a book of “Memories of Ken Gross” as a way for his grandsons to continue to know Ken as they grow older and to become acquainted with those who knew him. Please send your thoughts to Mary Lou.

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with the Burlington Book Festival, the event is part of a program called Bridges Talks, which is administered by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Institute on behalf of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia. A multitasker with varied interests, Alwan wrote his debut novel while at college in Riyadh and worked on A Small Death, his fifth, in his spare time during his PhD studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. In the intervening years, Alwan, who has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, earned an MBA and published a nonfiction book on migration. He has also worked as a columnist at newspapers in Saudi Arabia. “Any kind of knowledge I have obtained, whether from a classroom, textbook, case study or research paper, [is] not different [from] life experiences and everyday observations that make writers who they are,” wrote Alwan in an email. Indeed, his academic interest in migration was the inspiration for A Small Death. It’s a fictionalized story of Sufi philosopher and traveler Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, who was born in Muslim Spain in 1165 and died in Damascus in 1240. When Alwan received his award in April, one of the judges described A Small Death as







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nglish speakers will have to wait to find out exactly why Mohammed Hasan Alwan won the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Raised in Saudi Arabia and currently dividing his time between Toronto and Riyadh, the 38-year-old author has had only a few short works translated into English — not including his prize-winning novel, A Small Death. But the $50,000 award gives Alwan the status of one of the most prominent literary voices in the Arab world. And, given the daily news stories on both migration — one of Alwan’s favorite subjects — and changing mores in Saudi Arabia, it may be a voice Americans shouldn’t ignore. On Friday, Vermonters will have a chance to hear that voice when Alwan comes to the Queen City to discuss A Small Death. Death Co-organized

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For its fall production, Burlington theater company GIRLS NITE OUT presents Ripcord, a 2015 work by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by ABBIE TYKOCKI, the show is at GNO’s usual performance space, the MAIN STREET LANDING BLACK BOX THEATER in Burlington. Amid a deluge of daily political drama,

Ripcord is a refreshing comedy about two retirement-home roommates, Abby and Marilyn. The odd-couple template for the show is simple and familiar: Abby (JANET STAMBOLIAN) is content to live alone and generally hates people; Marilyn (BETSY CONLON) is a ray of

a novel that uses “striking artistry” and “captivating language” to “shed light on Ibn Arabi’s view of spiritual and temporal love in their most refined forms.” Ibn Arabi is a controversial figure, regarded as a saint by Sufi practitioners and as a heretic by some Muslim scholars. His travels across the Levant, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey intrigued Alwan, the writer said. “The history book did not bring me a satisfying answer, as historians omitted this side of his life,” Alwan explained. “I decided to turn my frustration into an opportunity and let fiction complete the job that history didn’t.” The Arab literary world has long recognized Alwan’s talent. In 2009, his work was included in Beirut 39, a collection of 39 stories, novel extracts and poems by Arab writers under 40. In 2013, he was short-listed for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel The Beaver, the story of a man who travels from Riyadh to Portland, Ore., to explore his family’s past. Two years later, a French translation of the same novel won the Arab World Institute’s Prix de la Littérature Arabe. In a 2015 review, preeminent French newspaper Le Monde called The Beaver a “melancholy and hilarious” work that “casts a critical, often ferocious, eye on Saudi society” and compared the author’s humor to that of Woody Allen. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction was instituted a decade ago. One of its aims is to encourage the translation of Arabic literature into other languages. A spokesperson from the Middle East Institute said Alwan is in the process of getting his latest novel translated.

sunshine who finds her curmudgeonly roommate just darling. To settle their differences, they make a bet that pushes them to such lengths as jumping out of a plane. It seems these stubborn old birds will stop at nothing to put one over on the other. This is GNO’s ninth production since its inception in 2010. Stambolian and JENNIFER WARWICK founded the company because, as Warwick puts it, “There were no strong female roles out there for us.” So they produced Steel Magnolias and, since then, have put on shows that feature not only female actors but, whenever possible, female playwrights, directors and production teams, as well. This is Tykocki’s first directorial project for GNO, but she brings to the task previous experience with LYRIC THEATRE, STOWE THEATRE GUILD, the BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL and VERMONT STAGE. When she’s not choreographing senior citizen aerial

leaps, Tycocki is the director of marketing and public relations for Burlington Telecom. Selecting this year’s GNO production proved a challenge for the team — its members still had not decided on a script the day before they were to present it to the board. “But we read Ripcord at five o’clock the night before the meeting, and it was so obvious that this was the script,” Warwick recalls. Tykocki describes the show as “a play that really makes you care about the characters.” She adds, “I’ve always wanted to direct shows about the human condition, and this play does that without sacrificing any comedy.” Lindsay-Abaire is not a female playwright, but he certainly seems to get strong women. He’s perhaps best known for his 2007 Pulitzer Prizewinning drama Rabbit Hole, which was later adapted to film and starred Nicole Kidman. Rabbit Hole examined a couple’s grief after the tragic death of

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In a recent interview with Abu Dhabi-based news service the National, Alwan suggested, “the West knows more about Ibn Arabi than us,” given the number of books published about the philosopher “in English and other languages. We need to have discussions about him here in this part of the world,” he added. “At the same time, if any work of mine can act as bridge between West and East, I will be more than pleased.”

that should shield me from such pressure or at least reduce it,” he said. Comprising a reading, conversation, multimedia presentation and reception, the Burlington event is the last of a three-stop tour organized by the Middle East Institute to introduce Americans to a modern Saudi author, said a spokesperson. TINA ESCAJA, a professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont, will moderate the discussion.

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The Saudi writer’s peripatetic life mirrors that of Ibn Arabi. He lives part-time on two continents, and, since winning the international prize, Alwan has attended cultural events and book festivals in Europe and the U.S. as well as the Middle East. In an interview with the prize organizers months after winning the award, Alwan said, “I am more certain now that I should be a full-time writer and stop doing other things, unless they are temporary or are directly connected to literature and culture.” Winning the Arab world’s top literary prize hasn’t put pressure on Alwan to replicate his success as he writes his latest novel, he said in the email to Seven Days. “I have accumulated an experience

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Chief Priestess of the Sosyete Nago Temple of Jacmel, Haiti, and Mattapan, Massachusetts

In the Haitian Vodou religion, gods and people empower each other. The hotter the singing, drumming, and dancing of the worshipers, the stronger the gods become. In this talk, Chief Priestess Marie Maude Evans offers a glimpse of the power behind the striking pakèt kongo altars of Haiti, as well as some background for the Vodou ritual ceremony taking place at the Museum on Thursday (10/12) evening at 5:00 pm. Support from the Vermont Humanities Council and the UVM Department of Anthropology

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Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Abbie Tykocki, produced by Girls Nite Out. October 5 through 14, Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 8, and Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m., at Main Street Landing Black Box Theater in Burlington. $23-25.

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in West Addison, which provided both inspiration and visual aids for the scene. As the two protagonists prepare to jump, their skydiving instructor shouts, “So long as you stay connected to one another, you have nothing to be afraid of. Slow yourself down and look around while you can.” These lines could sum up the entire show’s message. It’s uncommon that such a saccharine moral could be conveyed with humor and grit, but with this solid script, Girls Nite Out has the template to deliver both.


their 4-year-old son. Ripcord strikes a very different tone yet still contains sincere reflections on life. “It asks the question: Is it ever too late to have an adventure, to change your life, to make amends?” Tykocki explains. “But it’s not too sentimental. It’s really funny and sometimes shockingly crass.” Ripcord was first produced in 2015 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. (Vermont fun fact: David Hyde Pierce directed the world premiere. His nephew, RANDAL PIERCE, is the music director of the VERMONT STAGE production of Fun Home, which also opens this week.) Ripcord is fairly straightforward, but it does offer one notable staging challenge: the scene in which Abby and Marilyn jump out of a plane. Tykocki’s tricks won’t be revealed here, but theatergoers can look forward to the cast’s collaboration with Vermont Skydiving Adventures

Also in the email interview with Seven Days, Alwan noted that his native country is one of the fastest-changing societies in the world, a situation that has torn “many gaps in the social fabric in the forms of existential questions, philosophical queries, and other debates about values, traditions and identity.” Those gaps are best filled by art, he continued: “Fiction, in particular, might be the biggest winner in such an environment.” !

A Conversation With Vermont Youth Orchestra Music Director Benjamin Klemme B Y AMY LI LLY

On [that] Sunday, the students played the second and fourth movements of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, and one of them read the poem. At the January concert, they’ll play the first movement. We’re inviting professional ballet dancers, musicians and conductors to come talk about their experiences performing Tchaikovsky, give informal performances and answer students’ questions while we film them. We’ll show an edited version [of those interviews] at the January concert. Then they’ll perform the whole symphony at the May concert. They really have the opportunity to master it. It’s a 50-minute symphony.



SD: When you were deciding on an undergraduate major at the University of Northern Iowa, why did you choose music education? BK: I come from a nonmusical family in the Quad Cities. I started in public school band playing trombone, and I became hooked on playing in a group. Eventually I sang in choirs and played in community bands. Truly, my life was transformed by the music educators in my life. I wanted to learn the skills to be able to transform other students’ lives the way mine was. Benjamin Klemme






full-time directorship in the youth-orchestra world is rare. That’s one reason why the VERMONT YOUTH ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION’s search last year for a new music director drew 98 applicants from as far as Venezuela, Russia and France. The organization also commands respect as a member of the League of American Orchestras, explains executive director ROSINA CANNIZZARO, and for drawing a high level of playing from its students despite not being based in an urban area or near a conservatory. Then there’s its relatively impressive stand-alone $600,000 budget. No umbrella organization, such as a regional orchestra, shares the funds. Having whittled the pool down to three finalists, the VYOA conducted extensive auditions last February and settled on BENJAMIN KLEMME (pronounced “Klemmey”). “He was a standout from early on,” Cannizzaro recalls. “He knew all the students’ names right away.” Klemme replaces Jeffrey Domoto, who led the VYOA for five years, and last year’s interim director, Edward Cumming, from Connecticut’s Hartt School. As music director, Klemme conducts the VERMONT YOUTH ORCHESTRA, the flagship ensemble for eighth to 12th graders, and manages the organization’s other ensembles. Those are, in descending-age order, the VERMONT YOUTH CHORUS, the VERMONT YOUTH CHORALE, the VERMONT YOUTH PHILHARMONIA and VERMONT YOUTH STRINGS. PRESTO and PRELUDE! are for very young players. An articulate and earnest Iowan, Klemme can talk doctoral theory but also wax enthusiastic about teaching emerging musicians. He earned his master’s in orchestral conducting at the Cleveland Institute of

Music and a doctorate in the same at the University of Minnesota. Now 35, he’s already conducted a host of youth and college-level orchestras in Minneapolis, Sante Fe and elsewhere. Klemme met with Seven Days for coffee to talk about his new gig. SEVEN DAYS: You conducted your first VYO concert on September 24. What do you like so far about the job? BENJAMIN KLEMME: I was so, so proud of them. I love inspiring young musicians to perform great orchestral works at the highest level but also to expose them for the very first time to composers. I have the privilege of seeing their eyes light up at these incredible works of expression and creativity. Like Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. That’s this year’s project — I’m calling it “Tchaikovsky in Vermont.” In my experience, teenagers love Tchaikovsky. They love the overt drama of it. He blends the shocking and the beautiful. SD: Can you say more about “Tchaikovsky in Vermont”? BK: Tchaikovsky came to America in 1891 to conduct the opening concerts at Carnegie Hall, then traveled to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and ended up at Niagara Falls. As a new Vermonter, I asked the students, “What would Tchaikovsky have experienced here, had he come in 1891?” The SHELBURNE MUSEUM curated a tour for us to learn about what this place was like then. And [former state poet laureate] SYDNEY LEA wrote a poem [imagining] Tchaikovsky visiting Vermont.

SD: The VYO has some very successful alumni. For example, violinist Soovin Kim founded the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Are you always on the lookout for the next Soovin Kim? BK: It’s our job to prepare the Soovin Kims of the world for whatever musical context they may find themselves in — that’s why I’ve instituted seating auditions for every concert. But we also want to give all our students an appreciation and lifelong love of music. Our mission is to invest in our students’ citizenship skills, leadership skills and collaborative skills. SD: What are some challenges facing the VYOA? BK: What I want for the future of this organization is to bridge the musical opportunity gap. Our state is very rural. A student should never be unable to participate because of geography. We need to think creatively about coming into contact with as many students as we can. SD: Do you have children? BK: Yes, I have a 7-year-old, Simon, and a 4-yearold, Winston. Simon plays in Prelude [the VYOA’s introductory strings program for students entering grades 2 to 5], so I’m a VYO parent, too. He has to practice his orchestral music every day for 10 minutes. And that’s my expectation for all my students. Simon usually ends up playing for 25 minutes a day — he’s a very self-motivated person, so I’m lucky. Playing in a group really excites him, especially hearing that depth of sound. He even asked about the bass and viola parts the other day. It’s exciting. ! Contact:

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Sharonna Henderson at last year’s Tip Top Couture Fashion Extravaganza


Thursday, October 12 5:00-7:00 PM

Witness a public event unprecedented in Burlington history—a

sacred festival led by Haitian priestess Manmi Maude in honor of the gods of Vodou. The ritual includes the presentation of delectable foods to the gods on an altar that will be mounted and consecrated at the Fleming Museum, as well as a drumming and dance performance to entertain the gods.



Marie Maude Evans, Pakèt Kongo for the God Ogou. Cloth, ribbon, and feathers. Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic (SABA) Collection, Duke University

JAG Fashion Pregame Party, Saturday, October 7, 7 p.m., at Piecemeal Pies in White River Junction. $75.


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out. Though the clothing takes center stage, Souza emphasizes that the evening is also a time for locals to kick up their heels. “It’s just a really fun night out in the Upper Valley, where there’s not a ton of nightlife,” she says. “People have a little nightclub party after the runway show — it’s a super warm and fuzzy thing.” Also a feel-good thing: Every year Revolution donates a portion of the show’s proceeds to a local nonprofit. Souza concedes, “It’s not thousands of dollars.” So this year, to up the ante, the store is collaborating with local African American-focused theater company JAG PRODUCTIONS to throw a fundraising party for JAG before the fashion show. The ticket price for that event is higher but guarantees a seat by the runway and a glass of Champagne to boot. Cheers.


The words “fashion show” might evoke thoughts of glossy lips, dolllike eyes and rail-thin bodies. That standard has been slow to evolve on an international scale — shout-out to the trans and plus-size models making inroads out there. But for the past 15 years, REVOLUTION in White River Junction has been staging fashion shows that fly in the face of convention. The upcycled clothing shop’s annual TIP TOP COUTURE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA, happening this Saturday, October 7, includes just about anyone who wants to get onstage. The models are young or old, thin or full-bodied, male- or female-presenting. The democracy of the lineup is due in part to the hands-off directorial approach. Shop owner KIM SOUZA emails out a call for models; the first 40 people to respond get to be in the show. They’re invited into the shop to pick out their own outfits from the assortment of consignment items and designer pieces the store carries. Usually, Souza says, 20 to 30 percent of the clothing on the runway comes from local, independent designers. This year, those include RENE FRANCES G, MARK MERRILL, and LOU MINATTI and ANN R. KEY. The last pair produces screen-printed work; Souza notes that one piece is a tuxedo printed with a list of citizens’ rights during police encounters. She says the mix of body types, genders and outfits occurs naturally, but the outcome is not always consistent. “Some years, I feel like we’ve got all middle-aged white ladies,” Souza says in a phone interview. “We don’t influence it. We don’t even know what the models look like ’til they show up [for fittings]. “Last year,” she adds, “we ended up with Sasha Velour.” That name might ring a bell for anyone who tuned in to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on LogoTV last season. Velour (aka Sasha Steinberg), who lives in Brooklyn, won the popular drag competition’s ninth season. The former CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES student also participated in the Tip Top show in 2011. That was “the first time [she] put on heels,” according to Souza. Who will rock the runway this week? You have to be there to find


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“I’m Mary Lynn,” she replied — minus, I noticed, the gusto of her partner. “Good to meet you,” I said. “A friend of mine spent some time with the Mohawk people for a novel he was writing. He told me that, among the Mohawk, children are given an American name but also a Mohawk name for use within the tribe. Was that true for you?” “I wouldn’t know about that, because I didn’t grow up on the rez.”

“The three older ones are staying with my mom in Massena until we get set up here.” “How about you, Dominic? You got any others?” “I have nine kids,” he replied, happy and upbeat as ever. “My goodness, you are repopulating God’s green Earth! How many mothers, if I may ask?” “Seven different mothers.”


While not quite a Jaws of Life scenario, I realized that I had been intrusive in my questioning of Mary Lynn. There’s probably good reason why Native people might employ two names: to provide a measure of privacy and protection from meddlesome white folks like me. Dominic, on the other hand, was voluble. “So, we came here last week from Massena with a thousand bucks,” he began. “But we didn’t realize how expensive housing is in Burlington. And things are so spread out — you really need a car. Mary Lynn is due in January, so we need to get situated. If things don’t work out here, we do have family we can live with back in New York.” “Congratulations on the baby,” I offered. “Good for you. Is it your first?” “It’s my fourth,” Mary Lynn replied.

I mentally took stock. If I’m keeping up correctly, Mary Lynn would be the eighth woman with whom he’s had at least one child. That’s a lot of humans, a lot of souls emanating from one man. I mean, one who’s not a sultan! It would be so easy to be judgmental. I thought about one of our national political parties, which apparently has as one of its two raisons d’être the demonization and punishment of society’s lower strata and racial minorities. (Its other — the flip side of the same coin — is the further enrichment of the very rich.) But I would not go there. I’ll reserve my ire for worthier targets. Such as those with wealth and power who were born on third base and think they hit a triple, who leverage their many advantages in life to accumulate more, and who have no compassion for those with the least.

“Oh, do you think we can stop at a gas station?” Dominic requested. “Mary Lynn needs her munchies.” I pulled into the Maplefields Mobil just past the interstate. When Dominic went in to snag the snacks, I asked Mary Lynn if she’d been craving any unusual foods. “Each baby has wanted their own thing,” she explained. I turned in my seat and took in her sweet, weary face as she spoke, her beauty and dignity shining through in defiance of her rocky circumstances. “This one wants Twizzlers,” she added. “I never liked that candy before this pregnancy. Now I’m eating ’em daily.” Dominic returned carrying a bag that was teeming with junk food. “I got you the two different kinds you like,” he told his partner. “Strawberry and cherry.” “You’re the best, Dom,” she said, and I detected the first hint of a smile since she got in the cab. It was like a shaft of sunlight breaking through an overcast sky, and it filled me with a sense of hope and happiness all out of proportion with the passing moment. And now, I thought, chuckling to myself, I’m hankering for some Twizzlers of my own. ! All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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couple stood on the Pearl Street sidewalk in front of the UU, the church from which Burlington’s Church Street takes its name. They appeared to be in their late twenties. At their feet sat two well-worn suitcases and at least one stuffed trash bag. As I approached, the man flagged me down. “Do you know where the Shelburne Econo Lodge is at? And can you take us there?” he asked me through the open passenger window. “Yes, and yes,” I replied. “I’ll open the liftgate for your stuff, and you can jump right in the back seat.” We loaded their bags, and the man helped his companion step up into the minivan. She appeared pregnant, but I didn’t dream of asking, “When are ya due?” If my impression were wrong, that question would have allowed no possibility of walking back. It is, indeed, the faux pas ne plus ultra, the gaffe for which the Jaws of Life can’t extract your foot from your mouth. I don’t care if a woman is the size of a beach ball; if she doesn’t affirmatively state, unprompted, “I am pregnant,” I make no assumptions. As we got under way, the man extended his hand to me, saying, “I’m Dominic Gutierrez.” Shaking his hand, I said, “I’m Jernigan Pontiac. It’s always good to run into Latino folks in Burlington.” Dominic chuckled. “Well, I’m half Latino and half Italian. And my partner here is Native, from the Mohawk tribe.” “Sweet,” I said, making eye contact with the woman in the rearview mirror. “What’s your name?”


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Lots of ads on TV these days for various DNA test kits. You send a sample off to the company and they tell you ... what? What are they actually telling you? Is this real scientific exploration or just intrusive data mining? — Jenny phenylketonuria, a genetic condition that can lead to intellectual disability if left untreated) to forensic analysis (establishing paternity) to carrier testing — like identifying mutations of BRCA1, a gene that ordinarily produces tumor-suppressing proteins in the breasts. Even in the hands of professionals, genetic tests aren’t surefire. A 2016 paper in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology suggested that standard screening of in-vitro embryos before implantation may be needlessly hurting the patients’ chances of becoming parents: A higher-thanexpected number of false positives for aneuploidy (abnormal chromosome count) likely means healthy embryos are getting discarded.  Maybe more worrisome, a 2016 Boston Globe investigation described would-be parents spending thousands of dollars on multiple rounds of prenatal genetic tests at for-profit labs, sent there by genetic counselors who may have undisclosed financial ties to the companies doing the testing. One pregnant client said a counselor told her




f you’re suggesting the as-seen-on-TV approach might not be the best way to understand the most complex, private and fundamental parts of your personal makeup, Jenny, you might be onto something. In hospitals and laboratories, the field of genetic testing is still something like the Wild West. In your bathroom, it’s practically the O.K. Corral. The nut of the issue is that these at-home tests are increasingly looked at as avenues for determining folks’ personal dispositions toward certain illnesses or conditions — say, breast cancer. The objections are what you might imagine: You really want to learn something like that through the mail? Or make medical decisions based on it? Let’s start with the wideangle view. DNA testing — typically, looking at cells collected via cheek swab or blood or saliva sample — can tell you any number of things. The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists seven categories, ranging from newborn screening (all states require testing for

that her daughter had a “near certainty” of being born with Turner syndrome, a growth disorder, claiming the test had a false-positive rate of just 1 percent and recommending the lab run a second test. Instead, the woman consulted a second counselor, at Tufts Medical Center, who figured the child’s chance of having Turner’s was only 14 percent. Another Globe story, from 2014, reported that companies doing prenatal risk screening weren’t always being clear about the tests’ limited reliability; some patients had received screening results and chosen abortion, but subsequent exams on the fetuses showed that they’d been fine. And again, all of this is with trained pros administering the tests and interpreting the results. It’s hard to figure that accuracy improves when the amateurs give it a shot instead. Of course, testing for health risks is just one kind of DNA analysis, and others concern themselves with more benign matters, like genealogy. Some companies offer genetic tests they say can help you optimize your beauty and exercise

regimens. But overall, this market is skyrocketing — estimated to hit $340 million worldwide by 2022, up from $70 million in 2015, according to the Guardian — and health and disease screening are clearly where it’s headed. Earlier this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved the first direct-to-consumer test (as they’re called) to help customers determine their risk of developing diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Otherwise, though, the FDA has struggled to assert regulatory control over these athome tests; the vast majority on the market, indeed, aren’t FDA-regulated. Historically, the agency has worried that consumers would use them to make medical decisions, and they’re not the only ones. In a 2015 statement, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics called for a set of minimum standards to apply to direct-to-consumer genetic testing, stressing the needs for clear explanation regarding what such tests can and can’t tell customers about their health, counselors to explain the results, and privacy safeguards. Which brings us to the last part of your question: What

becomes of the data generated by genetic testing? It’s true that the testing service may reserve the right to sell it — make sure you read the fine print before spitting into any test tubes. But I’d suggest the risk is actually less in how the test companies might use your results than in how you do. Here’s a scenario. Since 2008, health insurers have been forbidden from engaging in “genetic discrimination,” like denying coverage based on (to return to our earlier example) a BRCA1 mutation. But that’s not true for life, disability or long-term-care insurance. And, of course, when you apply for something like life insurance, you’re expected to self-report your medical information.  So, say you’ve taken a genetic test, even just a fun one (finally, you can confirm that Viking ancestry) that happens as a byproduct of identifying a genetic predisposition toward some disorder or other. That’s information you’re now obligated to share, unless you’d like to lose that policy down the road — or lose the payout due your beneficiaries after your death — if your insurer finds out. For now, anyway, you may just want to stick to the Slanket.


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A RECORD RUN WRUV DJ Melo Grant celebrates 33 1/3 years of hosting hip-hop radio BY DAN BOLLES






elo Grant can’t sit down. Well, she can, of course, if she chooses to. But throughout a recent broadcast of her two-hour radio show, “Cultural Bunker,” on University of Vermont station WRUV 90.1 FM, the diminutive hip-hop DJ, dressed head-to-toe in muted, unassuming gray tones, rarely stopped moving, let alone indulged in a breather. “I never sit down when I’m here,” Grant, 53, explained that Friday evening at the studio. Behind her, the sinister half-time bounce of “Hose Down” by Mr. Lif and Akrobatik thumped loudly through the station’s speakers as she grinned and grooved to the beat at a mixing console. She added, “I feel like I’m not doing my job if I sit still. And I just can’t.” When Grant is on the airwaves, it’s a good bet that most of her listeners can’t stay still, either, whether they’re nodding coolly to the rhythm or full-on busting a move. Grant has been known to do the latter in front of the station’s picture window that faces the hallway of the Dudley H. Davis Center. “Sometimes I’ll be getting really into it in here, and I turn around and see a bunch of kids staring in at me,” she said with a characteristic easy laugh. “I’m like, ‘Hey, what’s up!’” Grant’s masterful blend of classic and new-underground hip-hop has been inspiring spontaneous dance moves, from the dorm room to the DJ booth to radios all over Chittenden County, for a very long time. For more than three decades — 33 and a third years, to be precise — Grant has served as the smooth-voiced, inviting host of “Cultural Bunker.” She’s occasionally delivered the program from other area community radio stations, as well. In Burlington, the “Bunker” is a Vermont radio institution. It’s sort of the boom-bap equivalent of Reuben Jackson’s “Friday Night Jazz” or of Joel Najman’s rockand-roll time machine “My Place,” both on Vermont Public Radio. But it’s likely that more listeners turn to the “Bunker” to get hyped up for a night out. On Friday, October 6, fans would do well to flip to 90.1 FM at the customary 6 p.m. time slot and pregame the anniversary bash for Grant and her show at Club Metronome, 33 1/3 Anniversary of the “Cultural Bunker,” which will take place later that night. (A note to the non-vinyl-savvy: 33 1/3 is the RPM speed of albums on a turntable.) Grant

herself will host the gig, joined by a cavalcade of local hip-hop luminaries, including DJs Big Dog, Cre8, Sexfly, Luis Calderin and Nat Woodard. Acclaimed Burlington producer Es-K will drop beats for a cypher with rappers Konflik, S.I.N.siZZle, Learic and Jarv. Throughout its run, the “Bunker” has served as a go-to source for killer hip-hop. But it’s much more than that. Long before the celestial jukebox (aka the internet) granted easy access to nearly the entirety of recorded music, Grant was hipping audiences to underground sounds that you simply couldn’t hear anywhere else in Vermont. (This reporter is old enough to remember when “hip-hop” on local commercial radio was Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer — or, if you were lucky, Young MC.)

She is so dedicated to her craft that it inspires others to be great. BR IAN WAL S H

A generation or two of local rap fans, and local rappers, were raised on Grant’s weekly sonic postcards from the cutting edge. In relatively isolated Vermont, her show served as a lifeline to the sounds of the outside (read: urban) world. With the advent of streaming services, one could argue that this lifeline is less vital. But one could also argue this: Faced with an overwhelming quantity of music, listeners need sage tastemakers more than ever. Grant is more than just a good radio jock and curator. As the current longest-tenured DJ on the college radio station, she’s a pillar of WRUV, a rare and invaluable constant in an organization that, by its nature, sees turnover every semester. “She is WRUV,” declared fellow WRUV DJ Lluvia Mulvaney-Stanak.

Grant is equally important to Vermont’s hip-hop scene. She gives airtime — and occasional advice — to local acts hustling to be heard in a community that can be frustratingly slow to listen. “[She told us] to keep putting in work and always stay hungry,” said Brian Walsh, aka Walshie Steez. His group, the Lynguistic Civilians, is one of many that Grant has championed to her audiences in recent years. Walsh continued, “She is so dedicated to her craft that it inspires others to be great.” But even that might sell Grant short. More than simply an inspiring figure in local hip-hop and radio, Grant is a community cornerstone. Hers is a chilledout voice of the people, humbly changing this little corner of the world one dope beat and clever rhyme at a time.


Melo was critical to sharing hip-hop music and culture in Vermont,” Calderin said. “To be a woman of color in Vermont in 1990 would have been hard anyway. But educating people and handpicking the hip-hop you needed to hear really had a tremendous impact on me.” That year, under Grant’s tutelage, Calderin became the youngest DJ in WRUV history. Save for a break to study communications at Emerson College in Boston, he remained on the air until 1999. “She’s a great teacher,” Calderin opined of Grant. “She knows everything about everything, from underground to A RECORD RUN

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Burlington with his mother and siblings four years earlier to escape Miami’s increasingly violent streets. To say the first American-born son of Cuban immigrants experienced culture shock in snow-white Burlington would be an understatement. But Grant helped ease his transition. “She was a woman who looked like me in a state where there weren’t many people who looked like me,” Calderin explained of Grant, who is black. “She showed me love in a big-sister kind of way.” She also showed him a lot about hip-hop. “We take a lot of stuff for granted now in Burlington. But in 1990, pre-internet,


It might seem unlikely that one of the most important people in Vermont hip-hop is a bubbly middle-aged woman from the Bronx — a knitting enthusiast, no less. Humble to a fault and, she claims, “painfully shy” outside the DJ booth, Grant would probably dismiss the notion that she’s a community pillar. Yet plenty of local voices attest that she is. Since she first flipped the on-air switch at WRUV as a sophomore in 1984, Grant has made a difference in many lives — over the airwaves, in person or both. Just ask Luis Calderin. “All of the cool things I’ve done, the amazing people I’ve met and worked

with, the places I’ve seen, it all traces back to WRUV and Melo Grant,” he told Seven Days. Calderin is one impressive cat himself — an entrepreneur, a marketing savant and a DJ. Most recently, he worked as the vice president of marketing for the national nonprofit Rock the Vote. Before that, he served in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign as the arts, culture and youth vote manager. In that role, Calderin was responsible for managing Sanders’ legion of celeb endorsers, including rapper Killer Mike, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and actor Susan Sarandon. Calderin met Grant in 1990, when he was 15. The Miami native had moved to


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commercial hip-hop, regional complexities, you name it. But she’s never condescending about it. She’s excited to share, and that’s contagious.” Spend five minutes walking WRUV’s record stacks with Grant, and you’ll find that she is indeed a living encyclopedia of hip-hop. After two hours with her in the DJ booth, even a die-hard hip-hop fan will come away with a newfound appreciation for the genre — maybe even an obsession that approaches Grant’s. The veteran DJ doesn’t consider herself an educator, per se — though she said she once considered teaching a course on hip-hop history. “There’s just so much that I wouldn’t know where to begin,” she admitted. On air, she speaks only as much as she has to. “I prefer to let the music do the talking,” she explained. And talk it does. Listeners could learn a lot about hip-hop and how its past connects to its present by paying close attention to the “Bunker”’s weekly playlists (all of which, dating back to 2010, can be viewed at Grant said she never plans her sets ahead of time; each show is improvised. Week after week, she navigates her two hours like a jazz soloist, moving fluidly in the moment and riffing on themes and sounds as they strike her. On the night this reporter dropped by the studio, an off-mic discussion on the intersection of music and politics inspired Grant to spin “Legalize Me” by Prophets of Rage — the politically charged collaboration of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. An offhand comment on the timelessness of certain music led to an Eric B. & Rakim track from the late ’80s. And that discussion became a reason to play “Hip Hop Quotable.” Lyrics on the J Dilla-produced AG track are stitched together from classic hip-hop songs dating from the origins of the genre through the mid-2000s. The song is practically a microcosm of the “Bunker” itself. What the listening audience doesn’t get — at least not explicitly — are Grant’s insights on each tune as she spins it. When she listens to music on her own, she keeps a notebook filled with notes, thoughts and reminders. Off-mic, for almost every cut she played — on CD, vinyl or MP3 — she passed along nuggets to her visitor. They ranged from recollections of how she found the artists to biographical tidbits like their influences or who discovered them. Then there was stuff like this: When Grant dropped the needle on “Put the Record Back On,” a 1986 track by Bronx rapper Just-Ice, she revealed a long-ago crush on producer Kurtis Mantronik.

“Oh, I loved him,” she said with a sheepish laugh. She never met the groundbreaking producer but still gets flustered talking about him. “He was so handsome,” she gushed. Her crush was musical, too. “He was doing things no one had ever heard before. I bet if you asked him, Timbaland would tell you he listened to a lot of Mantronik,” she said. Maybe it’s too bad Grant doesn’t use the mic more. When she talks about hiphop, at least with a good beat going in the background, she slips into a rhythmic, lyrical cadence that almost sounds like,

the 1970s, she had a front-row seat for the genre’s birth. Her teen years were spent following DJs, bands and rappers around New York City clubs on the weekends. At UVM, where she landed in 1982, Grant majored in statistics. She was drawn to WRUV because of the station’s alternative bent — and because a friend from NYC was a DJ on the station at the time. Through her college years and into her twenties and thirties, Grant often ran up to Montréal to follow musicians as she’d done in New York. She also deejayed at Burlington nightclubs.

She’s excited to share, and that’s contagious. LU IS CALD E R IN

well, rapping. (Grant claimss she’s never rapped outside her car or the shower.) While she prefers to let her music do the lecturing when she’s in the booth, it’s safe to say that certain members of Grant’s audience have absorbed quite a bit from the weekly survey course in hip-hop that is the “Bunker.” “Her consistency is amazing. I remember as a teenager listening to WRUV — she always played quality music,” said Devon Ewalt. “You always knew you could tune in and listen to a dope show.” Ewalt, who grew up in Essex Junction in the 1990s, is better known by his stage name: Learic. He’s a founding member of seminal Burlington hip-hop group the Aztext and is widely regarded as one of the finest rappers to pick up a mic in Vermont. “It was cool having that in Vermont long before hip-hop entered the mainstream,” he added of the “Bunker.” Pre-streaming, radio shows were appointment listening. Both Ewalt and Calderin recalled taping episodes of Grant’s show on cassette to listen to repeatedly and identify albums to seek out. “If you wanted to hear A Tribe Called Quest, that could only happen by listening to certain DJs at a certain time,” Calderin said. “You could always count on tuning in every Friday night and hearing her smooth, cool voice talk about some great hip-hop group you’d never heard of before.” Said Ewalt, “She gave you the ingredients for enjoying the music yourself and was a pipeline for making people aware of what was going on in the actual hip-hop scene.”

Put the Record Back On One reason Grant is so well versed in hip-hop is that she’s lived through most of its history. Growing up in the Bronx in

Today, her life is slightly more staid than back when she could “stay up for days.” You can still catch her spinning locally every now and then, though not with nearly the frequency she did in the 1980s and ’90s. In part, she said, that’s because for several years she assumed guardianship of her niece and nephew, both of whom are now out of the house.


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Later, she said that training new DJs is part of what keeps her going — in her 33 and a third years, she’s only taken a handful of breaks, and never for more than a summer. She recounted a recent training session after which a freshman trainee from Richmond approached Grant and told her that she and her father used to listen to the “Bunker” every week. Grant’s show had inspired the student to get into radio. “That’s the stuff right there,” Grant said, beaming. “Reaching people like that keeps me coming back every week.” “She’s a sucker for punishment and willing to start from square one with students over and over again,” said Mulvaney-Stanak. “But it’s all for the greater good of the station. Our goal is to have a really rad radio station, and that’s where her heart is. Melo represents an authenticity about what radio really means.” Grant has highlighted a multiplicity of sounds in a community that has slowly become more diverse since she came to Vermont. “I remember hearing that velvet voice in a place where you wouldn’t expect such a soulful, urban-based radio show that was well curated,” recalled Craig Mitchell, who’s both a radio DJ and a renowned house-music DJ in Burlington and beyond. The Detroit native arrived in Vermont to attend Saint Michael’s College in the early 1990s. “I equate Melo to the soul, hip-hop and R&B version of Reuben Jackson,” Mitchell continued, referring to the VPR jazz-show host. “She is totally connected and always has the right thing to say and the right thing to play.” Grant is a hands-on kind of person, which has helped her foster connections with her audience, fellow DJs and the community at large. It’s also the reason she avoids online music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. “You don’t get a real interaction from an algorithm, because it doesn’t change until you introduce something new,” she explained, referring to the computerized — and often suspect — metrics that streaming sites use to curate for individual listeners. “You don’t get someone who really gets to know your taste or what you might want to hear,” she continued. “That takes time and effort and trust.” Grant added: “I like to think the show is helping people update their algorithms.” !


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“I went from being the fun aunt to making sure everyone was eating breakfast and doing their homework,” Grant explained. Though the responsibility of raising two teenagers cut into her club DJ work, she continued spinning at WRUV. “It became a really important outlet for me, but for entirely different reasons,” she said. Grant’s nephew still lives in Burlington and, according to his aunt, is a talented musician in his own right. “I think you’ll be hearing from him sooner or later,” she suggested. Grant currently lives in Burlington’s Old North End and works as an account consultant for a health care administration firm in Williston called Choice Strategies, a division of WageWorks. Her previous day jobs include positions at the Visiting Nurse Association and the now-defunct Burlington rental shop Waterfront Video. For 17 years, she worked for a video distribution company called Video Products Distributors, which had an East Coast office in Burlington. “It meshed with the DJ thing,” Grant said of working for Waterfront and VPD. “I was your entertainment source.” Despite having, as she put it, “a real job and a mortgage,” Grant is still prone to escaping to Montréal to catch shows that bypass Burlington. And the selfdescribed “painfully single” DJ is not immune to the occasional new celeb

crush. Her latest music obsession is Anderson .Paak, whom she heard at the Montréal International Jazz Festival this summer. The Grammy-nominated artist has since earned an almost weekly slot in the “Bunker”’s rotation. “I mean, how can you listen to ‘Am I Wrong’ and not feel at least a little better about the world?” the DJ asked. (She’s not wrong: It’s a great song.) Grant’s tastes have always run the gamut. Though she’s best known now as a hip-hop guru, when she started the “Bunker” in 1984, the summer after her sophomore year, it was a repository for all sorts of underground and indie music. Hip-hop, sure, but also rock, funk, punk and beyond. To this day, she claims the best show she ever saw was Gang of Four. “That show was when I realized music could say something,” Grant explained of seeing the British post-punk band on a pier in Brooklyn in her youth. She’s been finding and sharing music with a message ever since — although not exclusively. “I love a good party jam, too,” she admitted. “Deep down, everyone loves ignorant music, right?” That’s probably true. But what sets Grant apart is the care and passion she puts into curating sets of music that does say something, regardless of which shelf at WRUV it came from. “It blows my mind how much she knows — not just about hip-hop, but all kinds of music,” said Mulvaney-Stanak, who has been at WRUV since 2004. Mulvaney-Stanak is a notable local radio figure, too, having hosted the nowdefunct local rock show “Early Warning” on 99.9 FM the Buzz for several years. The longtime radio jock is part of the brain trust behind Burlington’s new low-power community radio station, WBTV-LP 99.3 FM. Grant is also heavily involved with that station, both as a DJ and a member of the outreach committee. Mulvaney-Stanak sees a direct link between Grant’s love of music and radio and her ties to the community. “She has that connection to the local scene, which is a dying art in radio,” said the DJ. “The immediacy that the internet gives us in some ways makes it harder to find the music you want. So keeping a local connection is even more important.” Key to such connections is the continuing viability of the radio station where Grant has volunteered for more than 30 years. It’s obvious even in passing that the other DJs hold her in high esteem. During the changeovers before and after her show, Grant breezily joked with the student jocks as colleagues and friends, not as kids three decades her junior.

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n an unpaved road in Moretown, amid woods and meadows along Dowsville Brook, one of Vermont’s newest cohousing projects is under way. It looks like the typical rural intentional community, with solar panels, wooden structures and chickens. But Living Tree Alliance is not all that typical. It’s a Jewish project and, as part of a commitment to values including resiliency, education and social justice, its inhabitants are exploring their religion’s earth-based roots. Ancient Hebrew land practices are central to life here, including gleaning, tithing and letting work animals rest. “The Jewish religion was based on people living together and gave us a code of how to live civilly and morally together, and being connected to the seasons,” says Living Tree director Melanie Kessler, a cyclist, drystonewall builder and mother of two young children. “So, it makes sense that we’re trying to embed our life in a religion that has that at its core.” This Friday through Sunday, October 6 through 8, Living Tree welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to its fourth annual Sukkot on the Farm festival. The celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday will feature live klezmer, apple pressing, a farm-to-table dinner, mindfulness workshops, draft-horse demonstrations, dancing and camping. Traditional sukkahs, or impermanent shelters, will offer picnicking under the sky. Cofounded by New York natives Craig and Stacey Oshkello in 2010, Living Tree bought 93 acres of Mad River Valley farmland and forest in 2015. Then, its only building was a sugar shack. Now, a completed house, a yurt and several outbuildings sit on a three-acre forest clearing slated for seven houses. (Living Tree is seeking four more households to join in.) Stacey Oshkello has scratched calves from frequently striding through brush and widely spread toes from going barefoot. She offers fresh strawberries to

this visiting reporter, and we sit on the back porch of her house, where the sun touches pines just a stone’s toss away. A scolding issues from a resident guinea hen in the underbrush. “There’s all these different agricultural tidbits in the Torah, and I am excited about living some of those out,” she says. “What was always so intriguing to me is that [the Jewish calendar] is an agricultural calendar ... I’ve always felt like I want to bring that aspect of Judaism back to life and celebrate that.” As such, in addition to hosting seasonal festivals, Living Tree plans to bring 10 percent of its farm produce to a local food shelf. Craig Oshkello also slaughters their animals for meat “kosher-style,” his wife says. And then there’s gleaning, the practice of gathering produce after the main harvest, mentioned in the Bible’s Leviticus 23:22. A youth group from Montpelier’s Beth Jacob Synagogue recently harvested extra produce at Living Tree for Community Harvest of Central Vermont, a nonprofit that redistributes food to people in need. As part of its educational mission, Living Tree plans to launch an apprenticeship program next year to teach farming, nonviolent communication and other skills to people who want to live in intentional communities such as theirs. The communal project originated in 1997 during the Oshkellos’ second date at a vegetarian restaurant in Seattle. “I told him my dream was to build a Jewish intentional community on a farm, and we started dreaming it,” Stacey Oshkello recalls with a chuckle. The couple gained experience with group living for more than a decade at Cold Pond Community Land Trust in New Hampshire. Stacey worked as a registered dietician, Craig as a landscape planner and shepherd. Eventually, they wrote up a business plan for their own community, choosing Vermont in part because Craig is a skier. The couple has two teenage children.

Left to right: Stacey and Craig Oshkello, Melanie Kessler with Ezra, and Anthony Kessler with Judah

Stacey and Craig Oshkello outside their home

In addition to her current day job as director of family and youth education at the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, Stacey Oshkello is also a Hebrew priestess, one of just a few dozen such women worldwide. She trained at the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, where women seeking ordainment as Jewish spiritual leaders learn ritual skills based on ancient feminine archetypes including maiden, midwife, wise woman and queen. According to the nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community, there are 23 communal-living groups in Vermont. Living Tree appears to be the only one in New England with a Jewish focus. But theirs is not the only organization working to root Judaism

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in the earth. Burlington’s Roots and Trails explores the religion’s earthbased origins, as well. Beantown Jewish Gardens is a sustainable-food project in Boston. New York City nonprofit Hazon claims a place for itself “at the forefront of an evolving conversation about how American Jewish life can be strengthened by engagement with food, the outdoors and the environment.” And Jewish Farm School in Philadelphia trains farmers and food activists of the faith. These organizations speak not just to a growing interest in food and the earth,

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but also to many Jews’ restlessness with the usual forms of observance. “We’re offering something different outside the four walls in the synagogue setting,” Stacey Oshkello says. “That may make it more accessible for someone who’s estranged from their Judaism to kind of come back.” Living Tree is certainly an inviting place. Livestock graze on a former baseball field, including a herd of spotted sheep and a flock of hungry red broiler chickens that disconcertingly run en masse toward visitors. A scattering of colorful layer chickens pecks in the blue

and gold evening light. Two draft horses munch grass lazily. That horsepower won’t be harnessed on Saturdays. Living Tree’s members have agreed to let the land rest on Shabbat, which means no plowing, tilling, weeding or work for the animals. And what do Living Trees’ humans do on Shabbat? “Walk the property and rejoice,” Kessler says with a smile. “Swim in the river. Share meals together. Look at the flowers. Enjoy the breezes. “In modern society, we get lost without our foundation and roots,” such as connection to the seasons and the moon’s phases, she adds. “Every time we land in that space [of connection], our roots get deeper. That’s an important experience to invite people to enter.” But Kessler says the communal project is, for her, even more about culture than it is about Judaism. We need to redefine success, she argues. “I don’t want to live my life based on how much money I can make, and running around taking care of my little family, and not knowing my neighbors, and being scared and feeling isolated,” Kessler says. “What we’re trying to do is say, ‘How can we get back to a time when we were all dependent on each other a little more?’” !

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Fringe Benefits Eclectic theater festival returns to Off Center for the Dramatic Arts B Y SA D I E W I L L IAMS

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eople, get ready: The Burlington Fringe Festival is back. The fifth almost-annual event — it took a hiatus in 2015 — will burst onto the stage of Off Center for the Dramatic Arts next week, October 12 through 15. This year’s fest includes 25 acts, more or less organized by level of bawdiness. Thursday’s Blue Night will present adults-only content. Friday and Saturday evenings will offer a mix of comedy, theater, music and miscellaneous. Sunday’s matinée show will be safely family-friendly. Off Center board member and festival organizer David Schein says the decision to divvy up the content was a conscious one. Last year, he notes, some people brought their kids to one or two acts that were a little inappropriate. “So we said, ‘Let’s put all the risqué acts into the Blue Night, and then let’s have a family show,’” Schein says. And Friday and Saturday nights? “Take your chances.” The notion of “fringe” theater dates back to the 1940s, when a group of dramatists revolted against the exclusivity of the Edinburgh International Festival. Capitalizing on the theatergoers already in town, they staged rogue performances on the fringes of the mainstream fest. The idea blossomed into a global phenomenon, and now fringe festivals occur in cities around the world. In the U.S., no central authority controls use of the name. Generally speaking, the term “fringe” simply connotes unjuried, experimental content, which encompasses a variety of styles and subject matter. So, what constitutes “risqué” in Burlington? Thursday night’s 20-minute sets will include a reverse striptease by Steph-Marie Szenasi that somehow involves a bag of potatoes. Ethan Bowen will present his memoir-esque “The History of My Penis.” “QK Enchaîné (Queen Kong in Chains),” written and directed by Dana Block, might be the most challenging of the “blue” sets. Block first performed the piece eight years ago at the Buffalo Infringement Festival. According to Off Center’s program, the show depicts “Nazi film director Leni Riefenstahl rap[ping] with Barbie and Queen Kong, exploring subjects such as orgasms, nosebleeds, gender identity and lebensunwertes Leben” — life unworthy of life, according to the Nazis. How does that translate to the stage? Many viewers may find Block’s rendition of QK, meant to be a black woman, offensive. She has hypersexualized the character, she says in an interview with Seven Days, and when she slips into QK’s voice, she affects a stereotyped black vocal intonation. But the show centers on Riefenstahl, director of the famous propaganda film Triumph of the Will, whose escape from Allied justice seems to infuriate Block. “It’s the most incredible outrage of all time, that she was able to get away,” the actor says. “She was as guilty as any one of those men at the Nuremberg trials who

were tried and sentenced to death. But she was able to argue and charm her way out of it. She was never imprisoned.” Block admits that her material is difficult. But, she says, “I’m looking for ways to make inroads, to be a white person and talk about racism.” “QK” isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and it doesn’t have to be. “It’s an edgy piece,” Block says. “If you want to come and hear platitudes and nice ‘Flintstones’ type of comedy and humor, this ain’t it — it’s outrageous and incorrect.” But, in her view, the Fringe is just the place to try out that type of material. “I’m way out on a limb,” Block says, “but that’s what the Fringe Festival is absolutely great for — for artists to experiment with their skills and stretch.” While Block and other performers on the Fringe docket are seasoned actors, some newbies will appear, too. One of them is Somali American comic and artist Abow Ibrahim, who will try out his show “Coming to America” on Saturday night. Ibrahim, 23, fled Somalia in the mid-1990s and grew up in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He was just 9 when his family relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich. “When we were in [the] refugee camp,” Ibrahim says in an interview, “we could imagine anything we wanted America to be. We had no idea what [it] looked like. So we had this idea [that] America was this La La Land type of thing: Money grows on trees; the streets are covered with gold.” Needless to say, no dollar bills dangled from the barren tree branches in Michigan when his family arrived in the autumn. And few people shared his language or history. Ibrahim moved to Vermont eight months ago and, surprisingly, says it’s the most diverse place he’s been in the U.S. “I’ve always been yearning to see people in my culture,” he says. In the Burlington area, he’s found more people who speak his native tongue, Maay Maay, than elsewhere in the country. Ibrahim’s comedy routine explores the realities of America versus his childhood fantasies. It also addresses the complexities of his family life, including his desire to make music that is deemed haram, or forbidden, by his Muslim parents. Most of all, though, he says, his goal is to elicit a euphoric audience response. “The fact that you could make someone’s day with laughter — it says a lot,” Ibrahim remarks. “I was born a class clown, but to make people laugh onstage, that’s pretty cool.” ! Contact:

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t’s ironic that, even after two successful decades in the state’s entertainment industry, Taryn Noelle still describes herself, half-jokingly, as “moonlighting in Vermont.” The Toronto-born choreographer, stage performer, director and teacher has more professional irons in the fire than a blacksmith. She has choreographed and directed for Lyric Theatre, the Stowe Theatre Guild and the University of Vermont. For Lost Nation Theater, she has adapted musical scores, performed and choreographed, serving in one or more of these roles in 20 LNT productions. Noelle is also an accomplished singer and solo recording artist who performs with the western swing band Rick and the Ramblers and the jazz trio Blue

Gardenias. And she directs plays and teaches theater, movement and dance to children and teens throughout Vermont, including at her alma mater, Stowe High School, where she serves as theater director. Noelle recently won the 2017 Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award in Arts Education, given by the Vermont Arts Council in association with the governor’s office. Noelle’s longtime colleague Kathleen Keenan, producing artistic director at LNT, says she can’t think of anyone more deserving of the recognition. “There are very few artists who are as talented as Taryn and as egoless as Taryn,” Keenan says. “Her very generous spirit and kind heart just make her a pleasure to have in the rehearsal room …

The kids all adore her, and she’s always about giving each one the time to shine.” Seven Days caught up with Noelle by phone this week between rehearsals of LNT’s Sense & Sensibility, which she’s choreographing. The show opens this Thursday. SEVEN DAYS: You wear so many different hats in the entertainment world: choreographer, dancer, singer, actor, teacher. Which one is closest to your true essence? TARYN NOELLE: Some combination of the physical world and the theatrical world and the blending of those two is probably where I mostly live. And, therefore, also teaching that kind of work and being a choreographer and stage director. I love and I’m drawn to

physical theater or physical acting, not really a musical but a play whose chief storytelling mechanism is dance. Dance theater is really, really close to my soul and heart, both as a spectator and as a creator. SD: Who was your most influential teacher? TN: There are a few, for sure. My first voice teacher, like many Vermont performers, was Bill Reed. He’s our Vermont superstar, and he’s just amazing. And, because of him, I got to go to the [Circle in the Square Theatre School] in Manhattan, where I met my acting guru, Alan Langdon, who’s also amazing. And Gregory Ramos, the theater chair at [UVM]. He’s been a huge influence. Also, I’d have to say Kim

[Bent, founding artistic director] and Kathleen [Keenan] at Lost Nation. SD: Do you prefer being in the spotlight or working behind the scenes? TN: When the project is right, or I’m right for the role or piece, and I have the chance to do something that’s been on my bucket list, these days I’d say that’s an incredible gift, and I cherish that [opportunity]. Generally, I do more behind-the-scenes creative work in terms of adapting scripts and putting shows together for my students. But then, maybe once or twice a year, I get to do a special concert or get a contract for acting. I think it’s really important for me to keep doing both. SD: What’s your favorite part of being an arts educator? TN: Oh, my God! I get so much out of seeing these kids’ faces as they process new information. You have this blank slate and get to create something new. We make discoveries together, and I feel like it’s a complete blessing. Ideally, when everything is working, there’s so




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SD: If there were one person with whom you could either choreograph or share the stage, who’d it be? TN: One of my icons is Susan Stroman, a New York choreographer who’s done a ton of shows. One of her creations, about 15 years ago, was a three-act dance play at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center [for the Performing Arts] called Contact. That was so groundbreaking for me, because as a spectator, I felt like, “I agree with this!” It’s about the search for contact between humans and not shutting yourself off and being solo in the world but finding other members of our tribe who can be on the same page. It was so beautiful. It just changed the way I felt forever about dance and theater, and it made me know that I had to write my own version of that. I guess I’d love to meet her and just let her know how much her work meant to me and, yes, to be choreographed by her at some point. !





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SD: Do you give your students toughlove advice about the challenges of breaking into the entertainment biz? TN: To be honest, that hasn’t come up a lot, but when I do impart knowledge of the tough-love variety, it’s about the protocols of professionalism. I feel that it’s my job to give them the heads-up as to what’s going to be expected of them if they choose to do college theater or professional theater. I raise a really high bar for them, and I’m very honest and up-front about that and tell them why:

SD: What performing advice have you received that really stuck with you? TN: I’m a really big fan of Jane Monheit. She’s a jazz and standards singer who went to the Manhattan School of Music, and we’re about the same age. She’s amazing! I saw her in concert when I was just learning how to gig, and I asked her for some advice after her concert. She said, “You need to know as much, if not more, about everything that’s going on on that bandstand as ‘the boys.’ Know everything musically and technically that you can, so you’re not just ‘the singer.’” That was excellent advice.


much energy bouncing off the walls, to see something click for someone and see them invested and inspired so that they don’t just want the best result for themselves but want the best result for the project and the entire company. I really love the show “Glee.” There’s a quote from that show that’s really dorky, but it really touches my heart, and it’s so true about my kids: “Being a part of something special makes you special.” I think there’s so much truth to that.

“Guys, I’m doing this for you and trying to arm you with the best tools you can have: timeliness and showing up early and warming yourself up before you get there. It’s about taking care of yourself and being responsible and doing everything you can to give yourself your best shot.”

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uesday is trivia night at Waterworks Food + Drink in Winooski, but the fun and games started for us before the contest kicked off. The theme last week was “adult sitcoms.” We brought our own laughs. Soaking up the extra dose of summer, my friend and I sat outside at a table overlooking the Winooski River, its rock ledges visible, and watched dog walkers splash and wade with their pups. We peered around the building that houses the restaurant and glimpsed the setting sun. For drinks, we charted different paths: My friend chose the Weaver, a tequila cocktail named for a nearby street. I ordered a bourbon drink, Abdon’t, a riff on the name of Waterworks owner David Abdoo. We laughed at the look of the drinks: identical. They shared a shade of bright pink, even though they had no ingredients in common. We identified them by their citrus peel — lime in the tequila, orange for bourbon. Yet one sip of each drink revealed lovely and distinct flavors. Mine was perfect — an easy opening swallow followed by a snappy kickback of booze. We shared a good-looking order of nachos, served on a cutting board, and cheered our culinary good fortune. The blue corn chips were crunchy under a topping of pulled pork, garlicky Peppadew salsa, melted cheese and avocado-lime crema. The food and drink disappeared so quickly that our server asked if we wanted a second round. We looked at her, and each other, dumbly, as adults do in sitcoms — and apparently in real life. “Think about it,” she advised. “We’re very thoughtful people,” my friend assured her. We decided to call it quits, and my friend split. I started to leave, thought it over for two seconds and headed back inside for a seat at the bar. Bartender Eddie DiDonato greeted me by name, remembering me from last spring. He’s a prize-winning drink maker who, at my request, mixed me a libation of his choice. DiDonato set before me the Upside Down — a luscious, herbal concoction of Fernet-Branca, Chartreuse, fresh lime and pineapple, and cream of coconut, topped with a sprig of mint. Around the bar, young couples flirted, guys in shorts and baseball caps watched sports on TVs (on mute), and friends drank beer and shared a plate of short-rib poutine. The restaurant started to fill up. “It’s a collective consciousness,” DiDonato explained. “Everybody’s on the same page when they want to eat.”



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Waterworks is a deluxe hang, with a spectacular bank of south-facing windows high above the river on one wall and an ensemble of cooks working the open kitchen on the opposite side. In between is a 34-seat wooden bar that offers something handsome to look at from all angles. I returned to Waterworks a few nights later to sit at the bar and talk with Abdoo. I’ve been a fan since the later years of the Chickenbone Café, a bar he owned on the corner of King and South Champlain streets in Burlington from 1975 to 1993. I lived across the street from the Chickenbone for seven sleepless years. (It was loud.) Sometimes, the only thing to do was leave my apartment, cross the street and join the crowd. Remember pitchers of beer, anyone? Abdoo, now 65, lives in Colchester with his wife and two sons. He opened Waterworks in December 2014.



He was also a founding co-owner of Pizzeria Verità in downtown Burlington but has since sold his share to his former business partners. Abdoo and I talked while a retirement party was heating up in one corner of his restaurant and a wedding rehearsal dinner was under way upstairs. A twosome at the bar drank espresso martinis; another pair shared the special flatbread and a bottle of sparkling wine. Above the din, the kitchen expediter made her voice heard. Abdoo revealed that he had a party of his own — his son Jude’s 11th birthday — to host the following day: He’d be grilling mini hot dogs and hamburgers for about 20 boys.



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bacon, a fried egg, caramelized onion and American cheese. Vegetarians can try a grilled portobello mushroom sandwich ($12.99) with Untitled-5 sundried-tomato pesto, grilled zucchini and summer squash. Side dishes include “loaded” baked beans (kidney beans cooked with pulled pork, bacon, onions and barbecue sauce), creamy coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, homestyle creamed corn, and mashed potatoes. Prices at Wicked Awesome BBQ will range from $12 to $14 for sandwiches to $30 for a rack of ribs that serves three to four people. The business also operates a seasonal barbecue truck that will resume its rounds in the Upper Valley next spring.


suggested, describing IFH’s subscription-purchasing model as a boon to farms. “We can work with farmers to provide really consistent orders throughout the year,” she said. “Customers know exactly where the food comes from and what practices were used to grow it, and, because we do marketing and distribution, it’s really convenient for the farmers, as well.”


Signing up for an INTERVALE FOOD HUB subscription used to involve scrolling through a list and choosing a pickup site. Then, each week, customers traveled to their chosen location and grabbed a basket of groceries aggregated by the IFH from area farmers and food producers. Now, the process of acquiring that food has gotten simpler: Burlington residents can have the goods delivered to their doorsteps. How much does it cost to have a selection of fresh veggies, local beans, chicken, bread and cheese show up weekly? Nada. “[Not having reliable] transportation can be a food-access barrier,” said IFH marketing and outreach coordinator KENDALL FROST. She pointed out that the food “packages,” which begin at $25 per week, can be purchased with an EBT card. “It was really important to us not to charge people for the delivery service.” The IFH tested home drop-offs in the New North End throughout the spring and summer. In November, when winter share season begins, delivery will be available citywide, with the goal of expanding farther. Each of three neighborhoods — South End, New North End and Old North End/ Central — has been assigned a one-day, three-hour block for deliveries. “We have to grow incrementally, but we’re excited about coming straight to people’s doors,” Frost said. This season, the IFH’s farm share has about 350 subscribers. With delivery on the table, Frost said, staff expect the number to grow. “Giving people that option is going to make a huge difference,” she said. And that will give a boost to local ag, Frost

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food+drink Service With Gratitude « P.40 “I’m blessed,” he said. “You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. But today, I’m blessed.” Conversation with Abdoo flowed and meandered like the Winooski River. A few of his managers — whom he called “twice as smart” as he is — pitched in to answer the final question.





SEVEN DAYS: We’re sitting here looking out these big, beautiful windows. What’s the most interesting time of year, the most interesting time of day, to hang out at this bar? DAVID ABDOO: I think sitting inside here, or outside, and watching the sun go down on the river is absolutely beautiful; it’s gorgeous. For me, I do Sunday brunch, and I come in here about 7:30 Sunday morning and sit out there with coffee, alone, and I see species of wildlife. It’s always nice to sit and watch that peacefulness — just watching the river — and there’s nothing going on yet in the restaurant. The river goes up, the river comes down, the river always changes. It’s a pleasure to come to work every day. And then, at 8 or 9 on a Friday night, or a Thursday, that’s when it’s all happening. The music is going, there’s so many people in here; they’re drinking at the bar, and the energy is incredible. That’s what this business is all about. When things are clicking, you got a great staff, customers are smiling — you’ve got an electric gratitude to this whole thing. SD: When your family comes here to eat, what do your boys like to get? And what would you tell them if they were interested in going into the restaurant business? DA: My 16-year-old [Kam] does work here. He works in the kitchen, prepping and helping [to make] pizzas. I tell my son — I tell both of them — “If you’re going to come work for me, you better be better than everybody.” I expect them to be responsible for their own actions and respected for their work ethic. I’m very proud of my son Kam and how his fellow employees enjoy working with him. They love the flatbreads. Kam loves the chicken eggrolls, and they like the hummus. SD: The Chickenbone closed about 20 years ago, but it still holds a special place for a lot of people around here. What was it about that bar that made it click, made it so cool? DA: It’s so funny, we get so many requests. People say, “David, open it again.” I joke: “I need ramps, and I need oxygen to come down from the ceiling,


SD: At the Waterworks bar, you’ll see people dressed up and people who are wearing T-shirts and baseball caps, and it seems cool either way. How did you guys make that mix happen, both casual and out on the town? DA: I think the way we designed the place, and the way we designed our food and beverage menus, is that we want to appeal to everybody. It’s a very difficult thing to do, but that’s what we try to do here. You want a Pabst Blue Ribbon and burger at the bar, we have that. Or you want a bottle of wine and a nice filet, we have that, too. In Vermont, in a restaurant of this size, you have to appeal across the board. And I think we’re starting to hit where it should be. We responded to our customers’ needs. We are continuing to grow in a real nice way. I’m very happy with the progression. Progress toward excellence is what we’re trying to achieve.

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like an airplane, ’cause all the [former customers] are so old now.” It’s not a never; I will do [the Chickenbone] again. I have ideas for what I want to do. It’s like everything else that we have in our minds that was great from our past. I can’t re-create what was, but … it’s always about the people who came there and the staff that treated them well. It’s about having fun in this industry. That’s no big secret. The rooster [which sat on the café’s roof ] is put away, but I’ve got it if we need it. SD: How has Burlington changed since those days, and what does that mean if you’re trying to create and run a business? DA: It’s about the image you create.

is going to make $14 an hour. It’s unrealistic [for] having a compatible workforce. We tried to level the playing field. It’s been very well received by the public, at a 99.9 percent rate — almost 200,000 people [approve, according to in-house surveys]. It’s something we’re very proud of.

But I still think you want energy, and you want people working for you who appreciate the people coming in, and people who come in who appreciate the people who work for you. You want to see people smile, and I notice people don’t smile anymore. Not like they used to. Come on, smile! Enjoy life! We’re in the hospitality business, and that’s been lost. SD: About two years ago, you added a 2 percent charge on guest bills that goes to the kitchen staff. Are you still doing that, and how is it working out? DA: We’re still doing it, and it’s highly successful. If we do 450 or 500 dinners, your waitress is going to make $200, $300, $400. That guy in the kitchen

SD: Trivia Night on Tuesday is popular at Waterworks. How about seven pieces of Waterworks trivia? DA and staff: • Bottles of different spirits at the bar: 207 • Number of restaurants kitchen director Adam Raftery, age 37, has cooked in since graduating from South Burlington High School: 19 • Most people served in one meal: 500 at Mother’s Day buffet brunch • Why the staff wears black tops: they conceal spills and sweat (and look spiffy with jeans) • How many cooks from a kitchen staff of 22 attended the first 8:30 a.m. yoga class in the restaurant: 4 (and 3 were managers) • Most popular theme night at the restaurant: Lebanese, with meatballs, kebabs, mezze and kibbeh nayeh; next one is October 19 • The photographer whose images of Winooski millworkers (in a photo on the wall) influenced early-20thcentury labor laws: Lewis Hine ! Contact:

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Will they serve hard-boiled eggs à la Cool Hand Luke or offer Hannibal Lecter’s secondfavorite meal — lamb with fava beans and Chianti? Who knows? What is known is that during the Five Easy Courses event — a benefit for the Vermont International Film Festival — Penny Cluse Café chefs Charles Reeves and Maura O’Sullivan will offer fare inspired by the movies. FIVE EASY COURSES: A VTIFF FUNDRAISER Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., Penny Cluse Café, Burlington. $100, 70 percent of which is tax deductible. Info, 660-2600,

SHACKSBURY CIDER TASTING ROOM GRAND OPENING Drink various types of cider and listen to live music when Shacksbury opens its brand-new tasting room. Saturday, October 7, 2-8 p.m., 11 Main Street, Vergennes. Free. Info, 458-0530,

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plenty of activities will keep visitors occupied. For instance, a cake-eating contest for the strong of stomach, a live oompah band and a mysterious event known as “chicken dancing.” Mount Snow, in southern Vermont, will host its Oktoberfest on the same days; that one will involve a schnitzel toss. Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, Windsor. $15. Info,

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MEET AND GREET WITH JESSICA WESTON Fans of colorful, healthy drinks can meet the author of Healing Tonic, Juices and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul and taste samples of some of the goods from the book. Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m., Phoenix Books Burlington. Free. Info, 448-3350,

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five rising-star chefs. Young, ambitious and gifted with a rare talent, he might be cooking for Daniel Boulud or Danny Meyer or Dan Barber in New York City, making good money and a name for himself. Instead, he’s cooking mostly solo at the old coach stop, unable to find enough experienced line cooks, or a pastry chef, to staff his kitchen. Behind the bar, Wild Roots’ walls are painted John Deere green. In the bathroom, they’re electric navy blue and splotchy in the manner of DIY paint jobs. On a dining room table, a tiny tulip and a broomy wisp of crabgrass in an old medicine bottle reflects a minimalist

approach to table dÊcor. Their scrappy elegance seems to ask, Who says weeds can’t be beautiful? In this space, with its slab-wood tables and worn pine floors, Varkonyi, Sully Cole and the rest of their team are serving some of the finest food you’ll find anywhere in Vermont right now. Sully Cole is a level-two sommelier who stocks her cellar with micro-vintages from natural, biodynamic and organic vineyards. Her bartenders blend cocktails with local spirits and pour just a handful of Vermont beers and ciders. On a warm evening, a brisk, pale-pink rosÊ from Alto Adige smelled of minerals and tasted of a windswept PHOTOS: SARAH PRIESTAP



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wedge of green melon rested on the plate between the scallops. Grilled to juicy softness outside, the melon was lukewarm, firm in the middle, and dusted with lemon-scented sumac and chiles en polvo. Beneath scattered young herbs, a slab of bacon was singed on the surface but melty within, oozing fat onto the ripe fruit. We sank forks into the shellfish, briny and sweet and cool on the inside. Bites of the melon exploded in sunshiny sweetness, boosted with porky salt. And so we ate, alternating bites: bacon and melon, melon and fish, fish and bacon, and melon and fish. It was early on a Tuesday, but Wild Roots’ three dining rooms were full. Reservations can be hard to come by at this restaurant, which opened in Royalton in May. With my party’s varied schedules, it took nearly three weeks to land a table. Everything about this is unlikely. The space, isolated on a drive-by stretch of Route 14, benefits from neither foot traffic nor surrounding commerce. The old brick building, though charming, has struggled to keep a kitchen open since Jean and Gary Curley closed their inn and restaurant more than a decade ago. The food, sourced almost entirely within a 50-mile radius, is more formal — and somewhat pricier — than at other restaurants in town. And Jayne Sully Cole and her husband, Josh Walker, have never owned, or even managed, a food business before. When chef Peter Varkonyi ditched a chef de cuisine post at Denver’s buzzy Beast + Bottle in October 2016, his friends called it “career suicide,� he recalled. Months earlier, the Denver Post had named him one of







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still embrace when arranging raw meat with other ingredients. If many Wild Roots dishes seem to riff on familiar ideas, Varkonyi’s cooking is most magical when it takes lessons from the classics without caving to convention. A cheese plate One night, a seared steak with grilled new potatoes and kale was excellent, but it tasted like what I call a “consolation dish” — solid but uninspired, included for palates that prefer the immediately familiar. Several weeks later, a plate of smoke-tinged baba ghanoush, smooth as buttercream and overlaid with salted, soft-roasted strips of eggplant, pickled peppers and ample sesame seeds, was accessible to anyone who’s eaten Greek or Turkish food. But the tenor of the dish was entirely the chef’s own, and the plate’s marriage of familiar and unusual made it more fun to eat than your average mash-y crock of eggplant. If interpretative dishes like these represent the creative heart of the restaurant, they also hint at Varkonyi and Sully Cole’s larger mission to spin Vermont’s abundant world-class ingredients into elegant, expressive food where burgers and fried pub fare are the norm. If “elegant” can read as code for “occasion restaurant” in a rural area like Royalton, Wild Roots’ executive team

is betting that the White River Valley is ready for something new. “There is no BS surrounding the idea that [this restaurant] is and continues to be a gamble,” Varkonyi told Seven Days via phone. “But there’s a level of arrogance you have to have to say any restaurant is going to work. And we genuinely believe that when people say they’re tired of tavern-pub-English fare, it reflects a real demand for something different.” This time of year, that change might manifest as a bowl of gnudi (petite ricotta dumplings) tossed with creamed corn and brown butter and veggies that pop with just-picked freshness. On another night, “something different” meant curled octopus tentacles, forktender and charred smoky on the grill, with bread crumbs for crunch, diced pickle for acid and shavings of lardo so finely cured we at first mistook them for cheese. If you order several dishes, you may notice the same ingredients again and again — that’s a function of cooking to the micro-season, Varkonyi said. As you eat, a plate of ash-smoked carrots connects with eggplant baba via smoke and cumin; pickled peppers might bind the eggplant and the octopus. All of this conspires to create meals with a consistent timbre that evokes the season through a chef’s eyes. If one could discern a message in the food, it might be: OK, so here’s what we eat now. Outside in the parking lot, you might find yourself feeling drawn to a giant old apple tree, branches weighted with fruit in the cool, dewy night. Particularly after a dessert of simple but beautiful blueberry crisp, or a crock of molten chocolate cake — dark with cocoa and smooth as pudding — or a rocks glass stacked three scoops high with house-churned strawberry ice cream. And if you feel the urge to stuff your pockets with apples, take comfort in knowing the people inside won’t begrudge you a bite of autumn’s native fruit. Crisp and cleansing and dripping with juice, that fruit will sustain you on the drive home. ! Contact:

INFO Wild Roots, 5615 Route 14, Royalton, 763-0440,


alpine hayfield dotted with flowers. My friend’s barely sweet Mint to Bee cocktail was spiked with Barr Hill Vodka, honey, lime and mint, like a dry vodka mojito. A cooler night might begin with a pour of Shacksbury’s Dorset cider or with a warming, roundbodied red. And the bar’s sparkling sodas, layered with fruit and herbs courtesy of mixers by Sumptuous Syrups of Vermont, have the power to make drinking virgin feel festive. The menu has four sections: meats and cheeses ($8 to $12, all local or made in-house); plates “to share” ($10 to $15 and generously portioned); entrée-style “suppers” ($20 to $30); and sides ($6 to $8). If you tend to disregard a server’s predinner spiel, heed those here when you’re advised that the menu is designed for sharing. You can make an excellent meal of small plates and sides, with maybe an entrée or two split among several people. If you can, consider submitting to a three-hour supper. Service transpires at a relaxed pace that invites lingering, and you might as well give yourself time to enjoy it. Varkonyi is a New England Culinary Institute grad with a background in high-end cookery, and his execution of incontrovertible menu staples shows serious reverence for correct technique. One night, I had a jar of rosy-pink duck liver, blended with schmaltz and a splash of light wine, which spread so smoothly on grilled bread that it could bring chicken fat back into vogue. You could cut the musk with a dilly bean nibble or a bit of striped pickled beet, fragrant with cardamom — but no one would blame you for slathering on the pâté thick and unadorned. On another visit, a pile of blistery shishito peppers dressed with oil, salt and lime reminded me of why the dish is a new classic from coast to coast. A bowl of hunky beef tartare, dry-aged to a gentle funk, was tossed with puréed avocado and presented with a dollop of buttercup hollandaise. It was a nice break from the layered hockey-puck format that some chefs

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WILLISTON COMMUNITY PEACE PROJECT: Socially conscious creatives contribute to a collage of peace-themed paintings to be displayed at the library. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.


REGIONAL FARM-TO-SCHOOL MEETING: Locavores gather to build connections with peers and farmto-school practitioners. Refreshments are provided. King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café, School and Store, Norwich, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.


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CHITTENDEN COUNTY STAMP CLUB MEETING: First-class collectibles provide a glimpse into the postal past at this monthly gathering. GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817. GUIDED TOURS: A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $6; free for kids 14 and under. Info, 828-3051. NEWS & BREWS: Citizens chat up Vermont businesspeople and policy makers over cups of joe. Generator, Burlington, 8-9 a.m. Free. Info, 540-0761. STORIES OF THE STARS: MYTHS OF THE ZODIAC: Kelley Hunter spins tales of the 12 constellations of the Zodiac. Stargazing follows in clear conditions. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 462-3581.

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

VERMONT WOMEN’S FUND BENEFIT CELEBRATION: Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm emcees an evening that celebrates the state’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated solely to women and girls. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $10-50. Info, 388-3355.




‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: A National Geographic film takes viewers to the front lines of powerful storms, widespread fires and rising waters. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.


‘TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: THE FULL STORY’: Shown as part of Great Art Wednesdays, this film takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the short and turbulent life of a French creative force. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 11 a.m. $13. Info, 382-9222.


‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: Moviegoers follow a herd of planteating dinosaurs in Cretaceous Alaska through the seasons and the challenges of growing up in a prehistoric world. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, noon & 2:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP RIGHT FOR YOU?: Potential tycoons see if they have what it takes to launch an operation. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.



GREENER DRINKS: Supporters of commonsense cannabis reform sip beverages and discuss the culture, industry and politics of the agricultural product. Zenbarn, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info,

KNITTING & MORE: TWO-NEEDLE MITTENS: Needleworkers of all skill levels pick up new techniques while working on projects. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: Beginners are welcome at a groove session inspired by infectious beats. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-8300.1

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Babies don’t come with handbooks, but expecting parents and young families can find plenty of child-rearing resources at the Birth Love Family Fest. Presented by the Birth Love Tribe, this one-day gathering aims to help current and future parents prepare for birthing and bringing up baby in Vermont. A full schedule of kids’ activities keeps tots occupied while grown-ups hear from certified nurse midwives, learn about aspects of early childhood development and participate in support circles. A musical workshop with songbird Myra Flynn and a pre- and postnatal yoga class led by Evolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center’s Susan Cline Lucey are two of the can’t-miss happenings at this family affair.

BIRTH LOVE FAMILY FEST Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at Lotus Mountain Retreat in Bolton. $15-25. Info, 863-5966,




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SHELBURNE Share home w/ retired teacher who enjoys kayaking, gardening, art, music. Must be cat-friendly. Furnished BR, private BA. $600/mo., all incl. No sec. dep. 863-5625, for application. Interview, refs., background check req. EHO.


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HINESBURG Seeking female to share home on Lake Iroquois w/ professional & young daughter. $400/mo. (all incl.) + 6 hours/week of babysitting. Shared BA & kitchen. No sec. dep. 863-5625, for application. Interview, refs., background check req. EHO.

LAND IN CHITTENDEN COUNTY Acreage for single-family home, horse property or development in Westford. Open pasture, wooded, hiking trails, pond. 5-stall barn w/ electricity. Sub-dividable. 61.82 acres. $264,000. 802-598-9809.

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AUCTION – MOBILE HOME Sale Date and Location: Tuesday, 10/10/17 at 11:00 a.m. – Triple L Mobile Home Park, 100 Hillview Terrace, Lot #15 in Hinesburg, Vermont. For more info. call (802) 860-9536. 1986 Commodore Sandpiper, 14’x70’ Min. bid $12,480.21 Must be moved 5 days after sale. Auctioneer: Uriah Wallace – Lic. #0570002460 HOWARD CENTER If you received services from Howard Center and would like a copy of your record, please contact Howard Center’s Health Information Department at 488-6000. In order to protect individuals’ privacy, the agency routinely destroys healthcare records after retaining them for the number of years required by law. NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale (the Order) in the matter of New England Federal Credit Union v. David Greenberg, Administrator of the Estate of Steven R. Pike, Lorraine I. Pike, Ditech Financial LLC, Chris Ryan and Any Tenants Residing at 475 Will George Road, Fletcher, VT, Vermont Superior Court, Franklin Unit, Civil Division - Docket No. 290-8-16 Frcv, foreclosing a mortgage given by Steven R. Pike and Lorraine I. Pike to New England Federal Credit Union dated February 6, 2004 and recorded in Volume 65, Page 142, et seq., of the Fletcher land records (the Mortgage) presently held by Plaintiff New England Federal Credit Union for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 475 Will George Road, Fletcher, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2017 at the location of the Property.

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS Property Description. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Steven Ronald Pike by Quit Claim Deed of Lori Ann Pike dated February 14, 1994 and recorded in Volume 48, Page 444 of the Town of Fletcher Land Records. Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Steven R. Pike and Lori Ann Pike by Warranty Deed of Walery Kedroff dated December 8, 1992 and recorded in Volume 47, Page 183 of the Town of Fletcher Land Records. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record Terms of Sale. The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrange-

ments for wire transfer are made at least five (5) business days in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the highest bidder at sale shall be entitled only to a return of the $10,000.00 deposit paid. The highest bidder shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Morgagee’s attorney. The highest bidder will be required to sign a no contingency Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Purchase Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. The Property is sold “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. The highest bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in com-

pliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. If the highest bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The person holding the public sale may, for good cause, postpone the sale for a period of up to thirty (30) days, from time to time, until it is completed, giving notice of such adjournment and specifying the new date by public proclamation at the time and place appointed for the sale. Redemption Rights of Mortgagor. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Order, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP 802-482-2905.


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Dated: September 11, 2017 /s/ Robert W. Scharf, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SELF STORAGE LIEN SALE EXIT 16 SELF STORAGE 295 RATHE RD COLCHESTER, VT. 05446 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CONTENTS OF THE SELF STORAGE UNITS LISTED BELOW WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION NAME OF OCCUPANT UNIT SIZE Heather Spinks 5 x 10 Harold Greenia 5 x 10 Jordan Verdin 10 x 20 Jason Stech 5 x 10 Alexander Dewey 10 x 20 Dylan Austin 10 x 10 Dominic Gatti 10 x 10 AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE: SATURDAY October 7, 2017 AT 9:00 AM EXIT 16 SELF STORAGE 295 RATHE RD COLCHESTER, VT. 05446 UNITS WILL BE OPENED FOR VIEWING IMMEDI-


Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. NOTICE OF SELF STORAGE LIEN SALE MALLETTS BAY SELF STORAGE, LLC 115 HEINEBERG DRIVE COLCHESTER, VT 05446 Notice is hereby given that the contents of the self storage units listed below will be sold at public auction by sealed bid. Name of Occupant Storage Unit Keith A Nguyen #44


Said sales will take place on 10/20/17, beginning at 10:00am at Malletts Bay Self Storage, LLC, (MBSS, LLC)115 Heineberg Dr, Colchester, VT 05446.


Units will be opened for viewing immediately prior to auction. Sale shall be by sealed bid to the highest bidder. Contents of entire storage unit will be sold as one lot. The winning bid must remove all contents from the facility at no cost to MBSS, LLC on the day of auction. MBSS, LLC reserves the right to reject any bid lower that the amount owed by the occupant or that is not commercially reasonable as defined by statute.


NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN SALE CHAMPLAIN MARINA 982 WEST LAKESHORE DR. COLCHESTER, VERMONT 05446 Pursuant to 9A V.S.A. &7-210 Enforcement of Warehouse’s Lien Notice is hereby given that the boat listed below will be sold at public auction by sealed bid. The sale is being held to collect unpaid storage fees, charges and expenses of the sale. The boat and all of its contents, gear and accessories will be sold, with the proceeds to be distributed to the Champlain Marina for all the accrued and unpaid storage fees, late payment fees, sales expenses and all other expenses incurred by the storage. The boat may be viewed and inspected at Champlain Marina 982 West Lakeshore Dr. Colchester , Vermont. 05446. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:00 October !3, 2017 and the winning bidder declared. The winning bidder will be required to pay cash or certified bank check, and to

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remove boat no later than June 1 , 2017. The Champlain Marina reserves the right to bid in itself, and to reject any and all bids. The boat is a 39 ft Carver Hin CDRW3049A494 Owned by Lawrence Walsh 137 Ledge Rd. Burlington, Vermont 05401 Inquiries may be directed to Champlain Marina Manager, Bruce Deming 802.658.4034 NOTICE OF TAX SALE TOWN OF RICHMOND The resident and nonresident owners, lien holders and mortgagees of lands in the Town of Richmond in the County of Chittenden are hereby notified that the taxes assessed by such Town remain, either in whole or in part, unpaid on the following described lands in such Town, to wit: Property Owner: Phillip M. Keppelman Property Address: 654 Durand Road Parcel ID # DR0654 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Phillip M.







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[CONTINUED] Keppelman by Quitclaim Deed of Arthur C. Keppelman, Jr. dated August 25, 1980 and recorded in Volume 38 at Page 311 of the Land Records of the Town of Richmond, Vermont. Tax Years: 2016 - 2017 Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $3,724.84





Reference may be made to said deeds for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appear in the Town Clerk’s Office of the Town of Richmond. So much of such lands will be sold at public auction at Town of Richmond, 203 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 285, Richmond, Vermont 05477, on the 25th day of October, 2017 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge such taxes with interest, costs and penalties, unless previously paid. Property owners or mortgagees may pay such taxes, interest, costs and penalties in full by cash or certified check made payable to the Town of Richmond. At tax sale, successful bidders must pay in full by cash or certified check. No other payments accepted. Any questions or inquiries regarding the above-referenced sale should be directed to the following address: Brian P. Monaghan, Esq. Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC 156 Battery Street Burlington, VT 05401 bmonaghan@msdvt. com

Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC and the Town of Richmond give no opinion or certification as to the marketability of title to the above-referenced properties as held by the current owner/ taxpayer.

Laurie Brisbin Collector of Delinquent Taxes Town of Richmond SEEKING COMMENT ON 2017 CONATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT TO HUD The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has prepared the Conated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for submission to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the period ending June 30, 2017. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Department to request a copy of the Draft 2017 CAPER and offer comment. The Draft CAPER will be available on October 9, 2017. Please call Cindy Blondin at 828-5219 or toll free at 1-866-9336249 or email at Cindy. for copies. Written comments for the CAPER must be received by October 25, 2017 no later than 4:30pm at the DHCD, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501, ATTN: Cindy Blondin, or e-mail comments at Cindy. For the hearing-impaired please call (TTY) # 1-800-253-0191. STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1239-9-17CNPR In re estate of Osman Halkic.

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with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period.

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I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 9/28/17 /s/ Semsa Halkic Signature of Fiduciary Semsa Halkic Executor/Administrator: 87 Northgate Rd. Burlington, VT 05408 802-578-9525 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 10/4/2017 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Probate Court PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1305-9-17CNPR In re estate of Jean C. Sanborn. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Jean C. Sanborn late of Burlington, 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 publication of this notice. The claim must

Date: 9/27/2017 /s/ Barbara A. Finnigan Signature of Fiduciary Barbara A. Finnigan Executor/Administrator: 35 Dubois Drive South Burlington, VT 05403 802-860-1635 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 10/4/2017 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Probate Court PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT ORLEANS UNIT FAMILY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 16-2-17 OSJV In re: S.S. ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION Based upon the motion filed by the State of Vermont, dated September 5, 2017 and the accompanying affidavit, the Court finds that service of process cannot, with due diligence, be made upon Sara Savo, other than by publication. It is, therefore, ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that notice of the disposition hearing to be held on December 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Vermont Superior Court, Orleans Family Division, 247 Main Street, Suite 1, Newport, Vermont, shall be published for two (2) consecutive weeks, at least once a week and seven days apart, in the Seven Days, which is a newspaper of general circulation reason-

ably calculated to give notice to Sara Savo. A copy of this order shall be mailed to Sara Savo if her address can be determined. 9/28/17 /s/ Hon. Robert Bent Family Division Judge

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT ORLEANS UNIT FAMILY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 16-2-17 OSJV NOTICE OF HEARING TO: Sara Savo, mother of S.S. The State of Vermont has filed a petition alleging that S.S. is a child in need of care and supervision. You are hereby notified that the hearing to consider the State’s petition will be held on 11/6/17 at 9:00 A.M. and the Disposition Hearing will be held on 12/11/2017 at 8:30 A.M., at the Vermont Superior Court, Orleans Family Division, at 247 Main Street, Suite 1, Newport, Vermont. You are notified to appear in connection with this case. Failure to appear at these hearings will result in the matter proceeding in your absence. The State is represented by the State’s Attorney’s Office, 217 Main Street, Suite 2, Newport, Vermont 05855. Other interested parties include Ronald Carter Jr. and S.S. 9/28/17 /s/ Hon. Robert Bent Family Division Judge STATE OF VERMONT WASHINGTON UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 550-9-14 WNCV WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. v. DORIS J. MARTIN, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT

Reference may be had to the above-mentioned instruments and their records, and to all prior instruments and their records, for a more particular description of the herein conveyed land and premises. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description.

Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to THOMAS PHILIP A/K/A all liens, encumbrances, 9/11/17 AM ROBERT T. PHILIP, THE 10:34 unpaid taxes, tax titles, SECRETARY OF HOUSING municipal liens and asAND URBAN DEVELOPsessments, if any, which MENT AND OCCUPANTS take precedence over OF 140 BERLIN STREET, the said mortgage above BARRE, VT described. OCCUPANTS OF: 140 Berlin Street, Barre VT TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE the purchase price must OF FORECLOSURE SALE be paid by a certified OF REAL PROPERTY check, bank treasurer’s UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 or cashier’s check at the et seq. time and place of the sale by the purchaser. In accordance with the The balance of the purJudgment Order and chase price shall be paid Decree of Foreclosure by a certified check, bank entered July 20, 2016 in treasurer’s or cashier’s the above captioned accheck within sixty (60) tion brought to foreclose days after the date of that certain mortgage sale. given by Robert T. Philip to Wells Fargo Home The mortgagor is Mortgage, Inc., dated entitled to redeem the October 4, 2000 and repremises at any time corded in Book 182 Page prior to the sale by pay199 of the land records ing the full amount due of the City of Barre, of under the mortgage, which mortgage the including the costs and Plaintiff is the present expenses of the sale. holder due to acquisition Other terms to be anof Wells Fargo Home nounced at the sale. Mortgage, Inc. by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. effecDATED: September 7, tive August 5, 2008, for 2017 breach of the conditions By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, of said mortgage and for Esq. the purpose of foreclosRachel K. Jones, Esq. ing the same will be Bendett and McHugh, PC sold at Public Auction at 270 Farmington Ave., 140 Berlin Street, Barre, Ste. 151 Vermont on October 23, Farmington, CT 06032 2017 at 10:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Robert Thomas Philip and Merle Philip (now deceased) by warranty deed of Robert Thomas Philip dated January 29, 1988 and recorded at Book 135 Page 621 of the Barre Land Records. Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Robert Thomas Philip by warranty deed of Gray M. Willette (sic) and Janet E. Willett dated November 16, 1979 and recorded at Book 109 Page 135 of the Barre Land Records.

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

org, AL-ANON For families & friends of alcoholics. For meeting info, go to or call 866-972-5266. ALATEEN GROUP New Alateen group in Burlington on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. at the UU building at the top of Church St. For more information please call Carol, 324-4457. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 864-1212. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the first step of 12 & join a group in your area. ALL CANCER SURVIVORS Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for survivors of all cancers. Benefi ts from lively programs designed to engage and empower cancer survivors in our community. Email: info@ Call Chantal, 777-1126, ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP This caregivers support group meets on the 3rd Wed. of every mo. from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association Main Office, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston. Support groups meet to provide assistance and information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. They emphasize shared experiences, emotional support, and coping techniques in care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Meetings are free and open to the public. Families, caregivers, and friends may attend. Please call in advance to confirm date and time. For questions or additional support group listings, call 800-272-3900. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP 1st Monday monthly, 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required (to receive dial-in codes for toll-free call). Please dial the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900 for more information.

CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP Last Wed. of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebral-palsy/

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587, DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612. DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program


Post & browse ads at your convenience. that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 399-8754. You can learn more at smartrecovery. org. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996. FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS We are people with adult loved ones who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. We meet to support each other and to learn more about issues and concerns. Our sessions are supportive, informal, and confidential. Meetings are held at 5:30 PM, the second Thursday of each month at Pride Center of VT, 255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, in Burlington. Not sure if you’re ready for a meeting? We also offer one-on-one support. For more information, email rex@ or call 802-238-3801.

FCA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Families coping with addiction (FCA) is an open community peer support group for adults 18 & over struggling with the drug or alcohol addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a forum for those living this experience to develop personal coping skills & draw strength from one another. Weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage, above bookstore). G.R.A.S.P. (GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING) Are you a family member who has lost a loved one to addiction? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP or call 310-3301. G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER) GYST creates a safe & empowering community for young men & youth in transition to come together with one commonality: learning to live life on life’s terms. Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120. GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531.

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



HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate anyone’s experience and stories

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS This support group is a dedicated meeting for family, friends and community members who are supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis might include extreme states, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other types of distress. The group is a confidential space where family and friends can discuss

shared experiences and receive support in an environment free of judgment and stigma with a trained facilitator. Weekly on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Burlington. Info: Jess Horner, LICSW, 866-218-8586.

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life with this confidential 12-Step, Christ-centered recovery program. We offer multiple support groups for both men and women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction and pornography, food issues, and overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome; sorry, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; we begin

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


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

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

at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Info:, 878-8213.


BABY BUMPS SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS AND PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But, it can also be a time of stress that is often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood, please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. The support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confidential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522.

Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial Library on the 1st Thu. monthly from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and the 3rd Mon. montly from 4:15-6:15 p.m. White River Jct. meets the 2nd Fri. montly at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772.


ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS W/ DEBT? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Methodist Church at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Brenda, 338-1170.

BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Meets every other Mon. night, 6-7:30 p.m., & every other Wed., 10-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878.

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

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support groups [CONTINUED] LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/ or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining.





MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP A monthly, closed group for male identified survivors of violence including relationship, sexual assault, and discrimination. Open to all sexual orientations. Contact 863-0003 for more information or MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150. THE MEMORY CAFÉ The Memory Café is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518. MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about

treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Montpelier, every Fri., 2-3:30 p.m., Another Way, 125 Barre St.; Newport, first Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 44 2nd St.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m., Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed.

of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr.; White River Junction, last Mon. of every mo., 5:45 p.m., VA Medical Center, William A. Yasinski Buidling. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live w/ out the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516 or Held in Burlington, Barre and St. Johnsbury. NAR-ANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106. NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step fellowship for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. Tue., 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct. All are welcome; meeting is open. Info: Felicia, 777-7718. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you promise you’ll only have one more but then you eat the whole bag? Have


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you tried every diet possible and nothing works? There is hope. Come to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and find out about a 12 step program of recovery. There is a solution! Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Suite 200, Burlington. Weekly on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Info: Elise, 302-528-6672. OA Big|Book Solution Group of Burlington. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer for you. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., S. Burlington. Info: 863-2655. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385. Meetings in Burlington Thurs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building, Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 223-3079. Steps to Food Freedom Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step. Sat., 9-10 a.m. Turning Point Center, 182 Lake St., St. Albans. Is what you’re eating, eating you? We can help. Call Valerie, 825-5481. PEER ACCESS LINE Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment. We understand! It is our choice to be here for you to listen. Your feelings do matter.

321-2190. Thu., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m. QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ The Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fiends & family to laugh, learn & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods with entertainment & conversation. QCMC meets the 3rd Sat. of each mo., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Thayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839. QUEER CARE GROUP This support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more information, email QUIT SMOKING GROUP Do you want to quit smoking? Join us every Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., at the Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. We can help you with the skills to stay quit and nicotine replacement products. Info: 802747-368, scosgrove@ QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free?  Join our FREE five-week group classes facilitated by our Tobacco Treatment Specialists.  We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@ RHYTHM OF THE REIN THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND DRIVING PROGRAM BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF EQUINE SUPPORT GROUP Horses are amazing, sentient, gentle beings that have a way of calming the soul and bringing inner peace to one’s self. For those who are having a hard time in the grieving process, sometimes interaction with a horse can help where other interventions have fallen short. We will be able to provide referral resources if issues come up during

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. sessions for which someone would want to seek professional guidance. Weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sep. 6-Oct. 11. Located at Water Tower Farm, 386 U.S. Route 2, Marshfield. Free of charge, but please call to register, 4263781, SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit or for meetings near you. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info:, burlingtonstutters@, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St.,

Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 2577989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-543-9498 for more info. SURVIVORSHIP NOW Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well. Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit. Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to today to sign up. Info, 802777-1126, info@ survivorshipnowvt. org. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE — BURLINGTON Who: Persons experiencing the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. Thank you! SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, N ewport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284. THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP The Compassionate Friends international support group for

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parents, siblings and families grieving the loss of a child meets every third Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Kismet Place, 363 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Call/email Jay at 802-373-1263, compassionatefriendsvt@ TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:156:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/ vegan journey? Want more info on healthy veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715. YOGA FOR FOLKS LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE Join as we build community and share what works on the often confusing, baffling and isolating path to wellness while living with Lyme disease. We will have a gentle restorative practice suitable for all ages and all levels from beginner to experienced, followed by an open group discussion where we will share what works and support one another in our quest for healing. By donation. Wear comfortable clothing. March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 2-3:30 p.m. More information at laughingriveryoga. com XA – EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS Everything Anonymous is an all encompassing 12-step support group. People can attend for any reason, including family member challenges. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Info: 777-5508, definder@

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School Bus Aide/Backup Bus Driver

Sales Associate

Orvis is hiring seasonal retail sales professionals for our new, 4,000 sq. ft. Outlet Store in Essex Junction. Positions available:

The Burlington School District Transportation Department is seeking a School Bus Aide to help assist special needs students on the bus. Experience in early childhood is preferred but not mandatory. The aide is on the bus with the bus driver and responsible for helping students boarding and exiting the bus and monitoring proper behavior. This person will also act as the backup school bus driver in the event the regularly scheduled driver is not available. CDL Bus Endorsement is a requirement for permanent employment; however, BSD will offer training and support for an individual to receive any such required school bus licensure. This is a full time school year position. To apply, visit and click on “Careers” for current listing of employment opportunities.

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to join the team at our outletMANAGER store located in Essex Junction. • STORE • KEY HOLDERS For more information, please visit • FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATES

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ON-SITE INTERVIEWS June 19, 20, 21 | 10am -4pm To apply, come by to meet us at 21 Essex Way | Suite 101 Or please submit resume and salary history to Place your name and Retail Outlet– Essex Junction in the subject line of the email.

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Orvis offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, and generous associate discounts. For detailed job descriptions, please visit

Entry-level position for a motivated individual for installation of vending equipment. Experience with vending equipment preferred, but willing to train the right candidate.



Staff Nurses (LPN or RN) and LNA’s

Applicants may submit their resume to

Are you a night owl and looking for a great place to work?

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Wake Robin seeks health care staff who are licensed in Vermont to work collaboratively to provide high quality care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home.” We offer an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting. We continue to offer generous shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends! 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 a cover letter and resume to or complete an application online at

The Town of Colchester, Vermont is seeking a qualified person to fill the year-round, full time position of Parks Maintenance Working Foreman to supervise seasonal personnel under the direction of the Parks Manager and performs daily general maintenance and upkeep of all Town parks, recreation areas, cemeteries and municipal grounds. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, has obtained a High School diploma or GED and has a minimum of two years’ experience in park management, landscaping, facility management or a related field. Background Check required. $19.53 per hour

Must possess mechanical skills and be willing to learn 11:45 AMvarious levels of repair. You must have a clean driving record. We offer competitive wages, benefits and a challenging environment. Apply online at or in person at:

Farrell Vending Services 405 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401.



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Complete job description located at Applications and resumes accepted by email at or by mail to Town of Colchester, 781 Blakely Road, Colchester, VT 05446.

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Join VBT and Country Walkers; an award-winning, Vermontbased active travel company and be part of our high performing, international team. We offer deluxe, small-group bicycling and walking tours worldwide at a variety of different levels and paces. Positively impacting people’s lives through active travel experiences is what we’re all about!

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Wake Robin is hiring for primarily evening and night shifts, but we are happy to make room for all!

Wanted for small high-quality furniture manufacturer. Experience required, CNC experience desired but not necessary. Apply to, fax to 655-5979, or visit us at 4 Tigan Street in Winooski.

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DELI CLERKS Crossroads Beverage & Deli in Waterbury seeking multiple candidates for deli clerk positions. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and has a friendly, outgoing personality. The ideal candidates are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and display a positive attitude when interacting with customer and employees. Please email resume to or contact Jeremy at 802-279-6183.


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

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

for delivery of Newspapers to retail stores. Not a contract route, paid by the hour, vehicle provided. Must be 18, with a clean VT driver’s Lic.

Contact Burlington News Agency, 655-7000, for more information.

Contact Burlington News Agency at 655-7000 for more information.

The Recycle Truck Driver position is responsible for the collection of recyclables from Burlington residents and transportation of recyclables to the appropriate center. Requirements include a High School Diploma or equivalent, 2 years’ urban truck 1t-BurlingtonNewsWEEKEND022217.indd driving experience in timed delivery or solid waste collection, and candidate must possess and maintain a valid Class B CDL license. The position is considered Regular Full Time. For a complete description, or to apply online, visit


MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, a dynamic regional law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time professional to support the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives. This professional plays a key role in implementing the firm’s marketing/branding strategy and supporting practice areas and individual attorneys with business development. Duties include strategic plan implementation; managing website content and social media; overseeing the creation and distribution of all marketing materials and press releases including content creation and graphic design as needed; promoting and supporting attorney participation in sponsored and trade association events; developing and maintaining contact lists, mailing lists and client profiles through a centralized database; and promoting and managing firm publicity. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing or communications, and related work experience. Ideal candidates will have law firm or other professional service firm experience and the demonstrated ability to build relationships, both within the firm and externally. We are looking for an individual with superb writing and communications skills who approaches his or her work in an organized fashion with a meticulous attention to detail and strong grasp of new and emerging technologies. Some travel, primarily among our offices, is required.

Please submit letter of interest, resume and writing sample to CAREERS@PRIMMER.COM.

M-F Part Time Driver

delivery of Newspapers to retail stores. Not a contract route, paid by the hour, vehicle provided. Must be 18, with a clean VT Driver’s Lic.

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Due to client growth, we are seeking dynamic, organized & innovative professionals to join our Burlington, Vermont office. If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Fortune 500 clients, work 3:08 PM with colleagues from across a global firm, and participate in wellness, community service, & social/teambuilding events, we encourage you to email or go to to learn more about our opportunities noted below. Sr. Client Service Underwriter – be a key member of our insurance team, working directly with Risk Managers and others to oversee all aspects of insurance for a portfolio of captive insurance clients and support other team members in their career growth & development. Underwriting, brokerage and/or risk management experience a strong plus for this positon. Compliance Specialist – join our growing compliance team to support regulatory & compliance needs for our captives and traditional insurers. Keen ability to research, locate & analyze regulatory materials & communicate this information to team members in a concise yet complete manner will be integral for this position. Strong legal, regulatory or business background will provide a strong base for this role. Administrative Support – If you enjoy toggling between projects, working directly with management & being a “go to” person in a busy office, & you have strong Microsoft Office skills, we want to speak with you. Accounting Executive - serve as a client lead, overseeing all aspects of the operations for a portfolio of clients, including financial & regulatory reporting, research, coordination with other parties, compliance, board meeting presentations, liaison with team members, etc. This role is fast paced and multifaceted. Strong accountant/CPA or other relevant experience with strong organizational & communication skills will be critical.



OFFICE ASSISTANT Small law firm in downtown Burlington seeks an Office Assistant to provide reception coverage, light office administration and clerical support. Primary responsibilities include answering and directing incoming calls, greeting clients, processing mail, drafting correspondence and maintaining client files. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing office supplies and equipment, scheduling, photocopying and filing. Qualified candidates will have strong communication and customer service skills,2h_JobFiller_Cookie.indd working knowledge of Microsoft Office, technology literacy, ability to take initiative and to work independently, professionalism and a positive attitude. This position is Monday through Friday from 8am -5pm however we would consider a shorter work day for the right candidate. Send resume and a letter of interest to Broadfoot, Attorneys at Law, 30 Main Street, Suite 322, Burlington, VT 05401.





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Qualified Auto/ Diesel Mechanic

T Day’s Performance & Repair, a small family business, is START APPLYING AT JOBS.SEVENDAYSVT.COM seeking a qualified Auto/Diesel Mechanic to join our team immediately. This is a fun work 1 3/13/17 5:48 PM environment, lots of exciting projects with no down time. We’re looking for someone who’s motivated, has at least 5 years’ experience, owns their own tools, and has a valid driver’s license and a positive attitude. ASE Certification a Immediate opening for full-time salaried Property Manager plus, Diagnostic Skills preferred in support of Addison County Community Trust’s (ACCT’s) and a Ford Diesel Specialist highly desired as we do a lot of mission of providing affordable housing. The Property Powerstroke Diesel repair and 1:26 PM Manager is a key member of the property management team modifications. We have a great and is responsible for leasing, tenant relations, maintenance compensation plan! coordination, and compliance activities within a portfolio of 240 affordable rental units. Prior property management Please visit experience desired; federally assisted housing program compliance a plus. Must demonstrate teamwork, ability to tdaysperformance work independently, flexibility, good judgment, organization, for a complete job listing! and ambition to develop new skills. Respond with resume and Email your cover letter to EEO. resume and references today!!

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Please submit resume, letter of intent and salary requirements. Phone calls welcome. 802-253-9496, ask for Dawn or Tim. Full Time Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm occasional weekend and on-call work Competitive wage based on experience. Company offers 4t-AddisonCountyCommunityTrust092717.indd Vacation Time/Simple IRA w/Company Matching up to 3%/ Dental & Vision Performs a variety of routine and preventative maintenance work, repair duties and house checks for multiple residential vacation homes.


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Performs bi weekly house checks, and bi weekly trash pickups as scheduled by the office Performs weekly hot tub checks Performs a variety of routine and preventative maintenance and repair duties including but not limited to painting, minor repairs to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical, lighting, plumbing, pool, boilers and pumps, snow removal, and other household systems. Changes lights bulbs and batteries as needed while checking operations on a weekly basis. Completes work orders and maintenance requests as scheduled by office. Creating to do lists for each property as needed and submitting to office for scheduling Takes care of minor repairs immediately as they arise if possible Recording and documenting all tasks completed daily Submitting all completed work orders, completed tasks and maintenance records daily. Completes on call shifts as needed.

SkipTracer We’re all about mission at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Help us fulfill our mission of providing all Vermont students with information and financial resources to reach their educational goals. You’ll work in a relaxed yet challenging environment. VSAC is seeking an organized and detail-oriented individual to be a SkipTracer. You will use various commercial skip-tracing methods to obtain customer addresses and phone numbers. You will use our systems to gather customer demographic information and leads. Our ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office and demonstrated problem solving skills. This is a six month, part-time position (30 hours/week). VSAC offers a dynamic, professional environment with competitive compensation, access to fitness room and healthy café. Submit your resume online at by October 10, 2017. VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION PO Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled 7t-VSAC092717.indd 1

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Need Companion

Seasonal Positions

for our 23-year-old daughter. She is developmentally delayed. She takes full care of herself, just needs a little companionship and company. Must have driver’s license and car. 6 to 8 hours a day for 2 days a week. Other times flexible. $15 to $20 per hour.


Manufacturing Customer service reps Warehouse

Full-time and part-time positions available. Flexible scheduling with some nights weekends/holidays required.

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

Medical/dental, health savings plan, 401(k), vacation, life insurance and Hilton travel discounts with full-time employment.

Please call or email with questions or for interview.

Morton Bostock, 802-862-7602,

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT Click on “Careers.” Or apply in person at 101 Main Street.

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

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Mechanical Systems Supervisor/ Electrician

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Essex Westford School District

OPERATIONS MANAGER We seek an Operations Manager to work out of our Northeast Regional Center in Montpelier, VT. This position provides operational support to the Northeast Regional Center and is generally responsible for managing activities conducted in the Center.  In this role you will support: Financial Management Operational Management Internal Relations There may be some travel in this role, approximately 2-3 times per year. The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume to For more information on the National Wildlife Federation and to see the complete job listing go to jobs/646670.html.

The Essex Westford School District is seeking an experienced electrician to coordinate and carry out the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures; to supervise and train other technicians assigned to electrical tasks and projects; and to assist with other mechanical systems and general building maintenance tasks as needed.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications: •

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Master electrician with commercial piping and control work experience preferred; journeymen electrical license (with desire and ability to obtain master license within 18 months) with 2-3 years’ commercial piping and control work experience considered. Broad and in-depth knowledge and skills related to electrical or plumbing/heating system installation, maintenance and repair. Good general knowledge and skills related to other mechanical systems functions, and building construction and repair. Some relevant experience in project planning and management, including estimating. Ability to train and oversee the work of others. Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Position is full-time (40+ hours/week), full-year. Position pays $18.54 to $24.83 depending on license and experience as an electrician/journeyman. Excellent Benefits package available including family medical and dental insurance; term life insurance; professional development funds; retirement plan with up to 6% employer contribution after two years; and a competitive leave package. For more information, or to apply, please go to and enter Job ID 2852908. EOE.

SCHOOL CHEF The Burlington School Food Project seeks a motivated individual to join our School Nutrition team! Required qualifications include: 5+ years’ food service experience, Culinary Arts degree and/or relevant experience, demonstrated success working as a team player in a fast-paced kitchen and experienced skill in from-scratch and batch cooking processes. The ideal candidate will also be proficient in computer applications and be familiar with Federal and State laws and regulations regarding health and safety, including food handling and safety laws and regulations. Duties include all aspects of on site food preparation, production, service, and clean-up as well as some menu planning and daily special creation, taste tests and recipe testing. This is a school-year position from mid-August through late June; 35-40 hours/week.


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Prepare menu and other items that reflect both a variety and an understanding of nutritious meals for kids Ability to create wholesome fruit and vegetable offerings utilizing a variety of preparation methods Have an interest in Farm 2 School outreach Maintain a high level of customer service Attend scheduled staff/faculty meetings Prepare/complete appropriate reports/paperwork


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As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Food Service Employees. Primary Location: Burlington High School Salary Range: Starting $15.23/Hour Shift Type: Full-Time (School Year), Part-time, Substitute Interested parties must apply online:






Carpenter, Cabinet Maker and Finish Person

Silver Maple Construction & The Woodworks by Silver Maple Construction in New Haven, VT are seeking skilled employees for various immediate openings. All positions require experience in carpentry, cabinet construction, and/or spraying conversion varnishes and lacquers. Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and 3 references to: msweeney@

Senior Mortgage Banking Officer Northfield Savings Bank is seeking an accomplished banking professional to join our Mortgage Banking team as the Senior Mortgage Banking Officer (SMBO). This position offers a strong opportunity to work for a premier Vermont mutual bank that is growing throughout its service area in Chittenden County and Central Vermont. The position may be based in either market, depending on residence of the appointed individual, and will report to the Chief Lending Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for originating new residential mortgage loans and leading the mortgage origination team in pursuit of loan production and quality goals. The SMBO will promote exceptional customer experience throughout the origination-to-closing process and will operate in compliance with lending laws and regulations. The SMBO will directly supervise, guide, and develop the Mortgage Banking Originator team while ensuring professional standards are upheld. SMBO will hold an active NMLS designation. Qualifications include: Successful mortgage origination experience; command of mortgage compliance regulations; background with mortgage origination systems and software applications; demonstrated ability to attract and retain customer relationships in a financial institution setting; effective leadership and communication skills; record of contributing effectively in a team environment; and selfdriven work ethic characterized by personal integrity. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867, is the largest banking institution headquartered in Vermont. NSB offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, profit sharing, matching 401(K) retirement program, professional development opportunities, and a positive work environment supported by a team culture. If you are a match for this opening, please submit your resume and application in confidence to: (Preferred) Or mail:

The New School of Montpelier

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

Billing Manager

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Paraprofessional/ Behavior Interventionist

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SSTA is looking for a full-time Billing Manager who will be responsible for full charge bookkeeping for a 4 million dollar budget, including monthly billing and supervision of 2 billing specialists. Examples of duties include the managing and processing of weekly payroll (through a payroll service), preparation of monthly and quarterly tax returns and the preparation of financial statements. Job includes working with a transportation data system. Must be able to communicate effectively with other departments and individual employees on a regular basis. Special Services Transportation Agency is a non-profit human services agency and an equal opportunity employer.

This is a one-on-one, paraprofessional position supporting students in the development of academic, communication, vocational, social and self-regulation skills. Settings may include classroom, one-on-one environments and the community. Must possess good communication/ collaboration skills.

We offer competitive pay, a robust benefits package, paid holidays and vacation. All incumbents must successfully pass background checks, drug test upon offer of hire. To apply for this position, please download an application from or obtain an application at 2091 Main Street, Colchester, Vermont.

Northfield Savings Bank

Submit a resume to: The New School of Montpelier 11 West Street Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to: No phone calls, please! EOE

Human Resources P.O. Box 7180 Barre, VT 05641-7180 Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC Equal Opportunity Employer

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An associate’s degree or five years experience after high school preferred. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Criminal record checks will be conducted for final candidates.

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CDL CLASS B DRIVER NEEDED Must be able to drive standard shift. Clean driver’s license and some heavy lifting required. Competitive wages, health benefits, 401k, paid vacations, etc. Please send resume or apply in person at Sticks & Stuff Home Center, 44 Lower Newton St., St. Albans, VT 05478.

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Flexible & HRA Plan Administrator

a must. Must have strong computer skills. Bookkeeping background preferred. Experience in medical claims and customer service a plus. Fulltime position with full benefits package provided.

Third Party Administrator in Williston seeks a responsible, motivated, analytical individual for Full E-mail: Time administration of Flexible Benefits and HRA Or mail to: Future Planning Associates, Inc. Plans. Confidentiality and a high level of accuracy Attn: Belinda, P.O. Box 905, Williston, VT 05495

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Administrative Assistant - Burlington, VT

Vermont Physical Therapy is seeking an outgoing, detailoriented multitasker to join our team. As Administrative Assistant you will be responsible for answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, collecting patient payments, and ordering office and clinical supplies. The 11:21 AM right candidate will be flexible and resourceful, have strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and act on one’s own initiative. Previous experience in a medical office is not required. This is a full time position with competitive salary, medical benefits, short & long term disability benefits, and 401k with company match up to 3%.


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To provide direct supportive services to those who have experienced domestic violence, including residents at our emergency shelter and via the 24/7 hotline. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and an additional four hours during the week to be determined. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social services or related field, or equivalent experience required. Experience in crisis response and/or in residential settings preferred. Prorated benefits. Resume & cover letter by October 13 to Job description at

For a job description and instructions to apply, please visit Applications will be accepted until 10/9/17. No calls or faxes, please. VWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Vermont Works for Women, a non-profit organization helping women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Operations to be based out of our headquarters in Winooski. We seek a systems-thinker, able to approach issues nimbly and with creativity, comfortable in both daily accounting details and big-picture strategizing. If you are an experienced candidate with five years’ experience in nonprofit financial management, we would love to hear from you.

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Seasonal Call Center

Holiday Job Fairs Wednesdays, 3:00–5:30 PM October 4, 11 & 18 CALL CENTER:

Customer Sales & Service 128 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT 05401 For more info, call 660-4611

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Join our Team! The Humane Society of Chittenden County is recruiting a

Chief Executive Officer

Director of Development & Communications

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is seeking a new CEO to join a dynamic organization entering the next stage of its evolution. The successful candidate will bring strategic thinking, energy, and a and commitment to HSCC’sprofessional mission, along The primary fundraiser communications with the skills expand interacts the organization’s vision, leadership for HSCC. Thistoposition with individual donors, role, and collaboration within the community. vendors, sponsors, and media contacts to clearly communicate Candidates mayand or may not come from the welfare HSCC’s mission, programs, events andanimal funding needs. field,closely but it will be the essential theyofunderstand work Work with CEO,that Board Directors,and andcan staff to effectively within unique culture of a fundraising mission-driven organisuccessfully targetthe and achieve annual goals. zation such development as HSCC. Experience working as lead executive in Professional experience is required. Please send an organization providing humane services is highly desirable. a resume and letter of interest to For more information and details on how to apply, please visit: Deadline October 13. For a complete job description,

Community Support Worker The Community Support Team is looking for a strong team player to provide case management services to adults with severe mental illness. You would be responsible for delivering services in a variety of community-based settings related to supportive counseling, symptom management, activities of daily living, social and interpersonal skills development, money management and advocacy. Positive attitude, team-oriented and organization are key skills! Case management with mental health experience is a plus; however we will train the right individual. You must have reliable transportation with the ability to transport clients. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however an Associate’s Degree in the Human Services field and/or relevant experience will be considered. Our clinic is located close to Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas. To apply for this position, please visit our website at or email your resume and cover letter to NCSS, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 | | E.O.E. 5h-NCSS092717.indd 1

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Executive Director Umbrella is searching for an experienced full-time Executive Director to oversee the management of its 20+ staff and four programs. Umbrella is a private, nonprofit, feminist organization that exists to ensure communities in Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex Counties offer safety, support, and options for self-determination to women and families by: • • •

Decreasing the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence Ensuring that children thrive in safe communities and in families attentive to their needs Addressing other forms of injustice and oppression of women toward improving the equity of opportunity available to women

The Executive Director provides leadership to improve the lives of women and families. The successful candidate should have the following qualifications: • • • • • • • •

Working knowledge of domestic violence and early childhood systems Experience managing a multi-site, crisis-centered organization with diverse programming Demonstrated leadership in staff development, staff accountability, conflict resolution, and community outreach Ability to create an empowering organizational climate for all staff Strong verbal and communication skills Strong demonstrated grant writing and fundraising experience Experience with accounting and financial management Competency in computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office

This is a full-time, benefited position in a dynamic, flexible environment. Please review the full job description and qualifications at and submit a letter and resume by October 20th, 2017 to Justin Barton-Caplin, Board Chair, at

We are looking for an experienced human service professional for our Rutland Office with an ability to support consumers with physical, psychological or cognitive disabilities in their efforts to gain employment. Job duties include assessment, guidance and counseling, assisting in finding employment and work experiences, case management, documentation, and collaboration with many community providers. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Special Education, and special conditions apply. Good computer skills are required. NOTE: There is one position open for which we are recruiting at two levels (Counselor I and II) so applicants should apply for each of the levels for which they wish to be considered. If you meet qualifications to apply for both levels you will need to apply for both positions. A job application must be submitted online. Reference job posting #622166 for Counselor I, and #622174 for Counselor II. For more information, contact Will Pendlebury or at (802) 447-2865. Department of Aging and Independent Living. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 10/11/2017.


The Department of Environmental Conservation seeks an individual with excellent organization and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with limited oversight to implement the Public Drinking Water Capacity Development Program. The ideal candidate is a big-picture thinker with planning skills, has experience in managing grants and contracts, and works well within a team and externally with the regulated community and municipal officials. This position is a supervisory position. As a team, you will lead the revision and implementation to the State’s Capacity Development Strategy, which establishes a framework for improving the technical, financial, and managerial capabilities of public water systems in Vermont. For more information, contact Tim Raymond at tim. Agency of Natural Resources. Reference Job ID #621533. Status: Full-Time. Deadline: 10/11/2017.

• Assistant Aquatics Director • Maintenance and Aquatics Maintenance Hybrid Position • Managers on Duty • Lead and Assistant Preschool Teachers (Sign-on Bonus included if contracted!) • Aquatics Aerobics Instructors

ENERGY SERVICES PROGRAM OFFICER – WATERBURY Support the Weatherization Program’s network with technical assistance, training, and quality assurance. Work closely with our 5 local Weatherization Assistance Programs to assure that we provide excellent services to low income Vermonters and their homes. Combine the impact of weatherization as a social services program with your expertise in Energy Efficiency and Building Science. Requires a strong belief in providing excellent customer service and skill at coaching, communicating, program evaluation, process improvement and problem solving. For more information, contact Geoff Wilcox at (802) 279-7964 or geoff.wilcox@vermont. gov. Department for Children & Families. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 10/19/2017.

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Full-Time TEAM MEMBER Small residential/commercial cleaning company seeks parttime team member. Our perfect candidate will have: • A Charming personality • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with co-workers and clients and take in feedback with grace • A tidy appearance • A judgement-free approach to caring for our clients’ spaces • Reliable transportation Call Lucinda at 338-2070 or email inquiries to: Hours can be flexible as long as consistent. $14 per hour after short probationary period

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EXPERIENCED COOK/CHEF Do you love to cook but are tired of working restaurant schedules? The Converse Home, a small assisted living community in downtown Burlington, VT is looking for a skilled cook/chef to join our established team of fun and caring people. This is a Full Time 32 hour a week position with extra shifts available.

The right person for this job will: • • •

Enjoy cooking from scratch Be organized Maintain high standards for health and food safety

We offer a regular schedule, competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental and paid vacation time.

CCS is an intimate, person centered developmental service provider with a strong emphasis on employee and consumer satisfaction. We would love to have you as part of the team. Provide inclusion supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Help people realize dreams and reach goals. Starting wage is $14.35 per hour with mileage compensation and includes a comprehensive benefits package. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue work in this field.

Send your application and cover letter to Karen Ciechanowicz at

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Licensed Clinicians

Available part-time up to four days, starting immediately. If interested, please provide letter of interest and resume to Becky Coburn, coburntherapist@

Community Inclusion Facilitator

If you take pride in your cooking skills and like to create good food for good people, send your resume to

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Openings available for licensed clinicians in a well established South Burlington psychotherapy group. The practice provides a collegial professional environment, regular peer consultation, and referral opportunities. The easily accessible location offers abundant parking, bright and spacious offices, and a large and pleasant waiting room, bathroom, and kitchen.

Champlain Community Services

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Full–time Position:

Teacher/Community Coordinator based in Montpelier

Candidates must have: Proven capacity for providing basic skills instruction reading, writing, math, computer literacy; Proven capacity for providing instruction to English Language Learners and preparation for U.S. citizenship; Experience with developing personalized education plans; Spirit and capacity for outreach and organizing community involvement to support student success; Experience with volunteers; Familiarity with the service area (Montpelier, East Montpelier, Berlin, Middlesex, Worcester) CVABE, a community-based, nonprofit organization has served the residents of Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties for 50+ years. Hundreds of central Vermonters enroll annually to improve basic literacy skills, pursue alternative pathways to high school completion, learn English as another language, and gain skills for work and college. Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by October 20th to:

Executive Director Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc. 46 Washington Street, Suite 100 Barre, Vermont 05641

Maintenance Mechanic Middlebury, VT

Agri-Mark has a full-time immediate opening for a THIRD SHIFT (12am-8am) Maintenance Mechanic Technician to work in our Middlebury, VT facility. Flexible work schedule required, including rotating weekends, and working scheduled holidays. Preferred candidate will have a journeyman’s electrical license and/or strong PLC experience. The candidate should be well versed in VFDs, pneumatics, and production plant equipment. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member. Excellent troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment in a food production environment. Position provides 40+ hours per week, paid leave and holidays. Offers a competitive starting wage and excellent benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), pension plan, and much more. Apply in person, by email to or send your resume with cover letter to: Agri-Mark Attn: Mrs. Jacobs 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE M/F/D/V






PARALEGAL PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC, a full service law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and D.C., seeks a paralegal with at least three years’ experience to join the litigation team in our Burlington, Vermont, office. We are interested in highly motivated, tech savvy candidates with excellent document production, organizational and multi-tasking skills. E-filing and e-discovery experience is a plus. Please submit letter of interest and resume by e-mail to CAREERS@PRIMMER.COM. 3h-PrimmerPiperEggleston100417.indd 1

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Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, has immediate openings for the following positions. Named one of the “Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Vermont” the last few years, VHFA is looking for individuals who will help us to maintain our great reputation, who demonstrate a strong work ethic, and who are creative, put our customers first, and work well both independently and as a team player.

Development Underwriter - Multifamily Responsible for comprehensive analysis of prospective multifamily housing and single family developments being considered for VHFA financing, tax credits, and other financing and special initiatives; underwrites Housing Credit applications and assists in the development of loan and Housing Credit policies and procedures and the administration of Federal and State Housing Credit Programs; assists the Director of Development in the administration of Development programs; serves as a high level resource for pertinent research and training of federal regulations, VHFA statutory requirements, and Multifamily rules and underwriting guidelines.

PAY IT FORWARD Become the teacher who inspired you in only 8 months. Transition to teaching with Champlain’s accredited Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP). Our fast-track to a teacher’s license is designed for new & midcareer professionals wanting to teach grades 5-12.

Attend our Session to learn Attend ourInformation Information Session tomore. learn more. Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 I 6:00-7:00 p.m. Champlain College, 175175 Lakeside Ave.,Ave., Burlington Champlain College, Lakeside Burlington

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience, and experience in multifamily and/or single family Register at Register housing development, loan underwriting, or residential and/or commercial finance is required. Experience or Call Call802.651.5844 802.651.6488 with community development and knowledge of State and federal housing programs is desirable. Requires occasional travel throughout Vermont with a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word and SharePoint), a creative problem solving approach, and good attention to detail are all required, as is a solid grasp of finance and financial5v-TAP100417.indd 1 risk analysis.


Business Development Coordinator – Homeownership Responsible for providing support and taking initiative to manage the Agency’s mortgage program participating lender relationships. Will execute marketing strategies and proactively monitor and manage advertising and marketing results, respond to lender, consumer and general inquiries received by the Homeownership Department, and manage internal policy, procedure and guide updates. Will also provide support to the production area of the Homeownership Department as needed, and attend and participate in presentations at seminars and events to promote VHFA homeownership programs. Candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent marketing experience, a minimum of one year of experience developing creative and instructive content, and operational and development support within a professional environment charged with proprietary information. Experience in print and digital graphic design is preferred, and familiarity with the mortgage lending process is desirable. Experience in public speaking and presentation is required, as is regular travel throughout Vermont with a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint) and Adobe InDesign is also preferred.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, while working with a wide range of individuals, both internal and external to the Agency. VHFA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of To apply, send cover letter (required), resume, salary requirements and references to the Human Resources Department at by Friday, October 20, 2017. VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

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Excellent learning environment with great opportunities. Come work for a growing company that offers great benefits with opportunities to advance and learn alongside accomplished construction superintendents. Founded in 1978, Naylor and Breen Builders, Inc is a leader among construction companies in Vermont. We perform a wide variety of commercial and residential new construction and renovations, from multi-phase commercial to high end residential to substation infrastructure. We are seeking full time Experienced Carpenters with the potential for growth within the company. In this role, you will have experience in most aspects of commercial and residential rough and finish carpentry and roofing. Applicants should have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Travel within Vermont or New Hampshire will be required.

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Paid Holidays 40 hrs Paid Time Off Transportation provided for job sites outside of a 30 min travel radius from Brandon Company Supplied Shirts Use of Company Gym

Candidates should submit a resume with 3 references to Amanda Locke Job applications are available on our website,, or by calling 802-247-6527. Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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WATER SPECIALIST POSITION We’re Hiring! Positions Available:

Cabinet Makers CNC Operator Finish Foreman Veneer Tech Molder Operator Project Manager Email:

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VRWA is seeking a candidate for a full-time position providing technical assistance and training to public water system personnel across Vermont. Responsibilities include providing on-site and classroom training on operations and regulatory issues related to the Safe Drinking Water Act and associated Vermont regulations. Focus on issues related to sustainable utility management. Will also be involved on selected asset projects to include mapping and inventory work for given systems. Candidate will collaborate closely with system personnel, state and regional agency officials. Pertinent industry certifications a plus, must be a team player, have strong communication skills, computer proficiency including use of PowerPoint, ability to work independently, have reliable transportation, a clean driving record, and ability to pass background check.

We’re looking for an energetic team player to work with our clinic staff as a Medical Assistant. Experience in Women’s Health is a plus but not required. This position would provide coverage for a temporary maternity leave for 40 hours per week, and would transition to a part-time/per diem role. Experience in phlebotomy, electronic health records, taking medical history from patients, occasionally providing support in the front office scheduling appointments and checking patients in/out.

Interested candidates please provide cover letter and resume via email to Please note water specialist in subject line. No calls please. Open until filled. VRWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to

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Full-Time Administrative Services position open at: Requirements: college degree; 3 or more years of experience in a busy office environment; superior customer services skills. Knowledge of title insurance, real estate law and/or light bookkeeping experience helpful. Competitive benefits. All submissions confidential. Reply to job board or send resume, salary requirements and list of software applications to: Manager VATC, Box 1101, Burlington, VT 05402.


Subatomic Digital is currently seeking talented individuals to join our fast-paced production team in Williston, Vermont. W E A R E L O O K I N G FOR : Full-Time Seasonal Production/ Shipping Staff on 1st and 2nd Shift. The ideal candidate will have production experience, excellent communication skills and experience working on a team.

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Please submit resume, and letter of intent. Phone calls welcome: 802-253-9496. Ask for Amanda. Non-smokers only please. Background checks required. Full Time Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm occasional weekend, and overtime work. Starting wage- $14.00 per hour, $14.75 after successful 30 days. Company offers Vacation Time/Simple IRA w/ Company Matching up to 3%/Dental & Vision.

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Full-Time Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator THE NATURE CONSERVANCY in Vermont seeks a full-time Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator to join our dynamic and growing team in Montpelier. The right candidate will implement a range of preserve management activities, coordinate the monitoring of our conserved lands, and enhance our flagship preserve network to raise the profile of TNC’s broader conservation work. The Coordinator will also strategically build and manage our volunteer capacity, and work on other priority conservation projects as needed. For a complete position description and to apply for this position, visit and apply online to Job #45796. The application deadline is Midnight EST October 27, 2017. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Are you a Professional Cook who wants a regular schedule? Join our Team!

Performs a variety of routine and detailed residential cleaning. Must be able to do physical work and have an eye for detail. Must be a team player. This position requires constant communication and contact with others working on the same crew. Must have the ability to take directions and follow through. Crew leaves office at 8:30 am daily so punctuality is vital.

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Temporary/Per Diem Medical Assistant – South Burlington, VT

(OCTOBER 2, 2017)

Full Time Positions Available for Cooks and Prep Cooks Our cook will have experience producing high quality soups, sauces and entrees from scratch, demonstrate experience in all aspects of cooking from grilling to sautéing, and pay strong attention to food consistency, quality and delivery. •

We work from scratch, not from a box

40% of our produce is local/organic

Innovative on-site protein butchering and smoking

Manageable schedule ending in early evening

Superb kitchen facilities with excellent benefits

Prep Cook/Dishwasher- Full Time Our Prep Cook/Dishwasher will perform a variety of services in the kitchen area such as dishwashing, basic food prep, linen prep, food storage, and general kitchen cleaning. This shift is full-time, with weekends included. 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 complete an application online at WAKE ROBIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Engaging minds that change the world Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily. Student Financial Services Counselor - Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) - #S1325PO - The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is seeking an SFS Counselor to provide exceptional customer service to students, parents and the campus community regarding all aspects of student finances. Determine student financial aid eligibility and generate aid packages in compliance with established federal, state, and institutional guidelines. Communicate with students and parents to address questions about educational expenses and explain potential options and required actions. Assist with inquiries about UVM bills and provide information regarding potential resources for account settlement. Participate in the awarding of scholarships, including assisting with selection of recipients and maintenance of scholarship funds. As a member of the SFS Team, analyze complex situations, problem solve, adapt to change, and understand the joint needs of the Customer Service unit as well as the SFS office as a whole. This position reports to the Customer Service Supervisor.


Director of Advancement

Green Mountain Valley School, a world-class ski academy located in the heart of Vermont’s vibrant Mad River Valley, is seeking an experienced development professional to lead our advancement activities. Working directly with the Head of School, the Director of Advancement will create and oversee the School’s annual development plan and budget as well as advancement-related communications. This position requires a self-directed, team-oriented individual with strong communication skills who can handle multiple tasks in a dynamic and positive work environment.


As the product manager of our portfolio of signature flours and our gluten free product line, the Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business/accounting or related brand manager performs field and two to three years related experience required. Demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service and two years customer service experience an integral role in in financial aid or in the financial services industry required. Desktop application understanding our business, and office automation skills required. Verbal and written communication skills reanalyzing performance, and quired including the ability to effectively communicate through difficult and emotional interactions with students and parents regarding personal financial challengFor a complete job description go to: working with our marketing es. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to function in fast-paced and sales teams to drive environment using time management and organizational capabilities. Familiarity results. This person will be with IRS documentation, previous employment in a higher education setting, and experience with student information systems highly desirable. TO APPLY: hands-on, from analyzing For further information on this position and others currently available, or to sales results and marketing Please apply in confidence by sending resume, cover letter, apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline effectiveness to defining and at least three professional references to #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions and influencing brand and electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated Scott McArdle daily. product specific marketing at with GMVS strategy in order for King The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Director of Advancement in the subject line. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse Arthur Flour to achieve our racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. targeted sales and gross margin goals. The brand manager is responsible for Untitled-36 1 10/2/17 5v-GreenMtnValleySchool100417.indd 12:08 PM 1 10/2/17 1:42 PM developing and maintaining the identity of our products and ensuring that they Role and Responsibilities consistently represent the company’s brand story. • Survey Monkey: The set-up, distribution and monitoring of client

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surveys. Display data from reports by creating various types of one page infographics. Participate in monthly calls with clients and take call notes. Attend annual national conference in DC, as requested. Learn about client projects to gain understanding of the context. Learn about evaluation theory.

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Bachelor’s degree preferred Ability to work independently Excellent time management Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills • Excel, Word, Survey Monkey and Piktochart. • Interest in evaluation, special education and data analysis

If Interested:

Send resume or Vita to: Patricia Mueller, Ed.D., EEC President, Interviews will be scheduled ASAP with a start date convenient to the applicant. Current Research Assistant will provide orientation and training to the new hire.


This position will handle general operations, client communications, client reporting, account maintenance and administrative support. Applicants should have good organizational skills with an attention to detail. Good people skills are important in phone, face to face and written client interactions. This is a support position at the firm and offers exciting challenges and responsibilities to the right candidate. A basic understanding of financial markets and investment software is a plus and experience in client service is required. This position will be 25 hours a week to start and offers a flexible and friendly work environment. This position offers competitive compensation and benefits. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management is a SEC registered investment advisory firm located in Burlington, Vermont, specializing in equity and fixed income portfolio management for individuals, retirement plans, corporations and endowments. We have been in business over 20 years servicing clients around the country. Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree, MBA strongly preferred. 5+ years of direct experience managing products and product lines in a branded, consumer products company. Food industry experience preferred, but not required. Experience performing sales analysis. Experience using syndicated data from Nielson, IRI, and/ or SPINS. Proven brand and business management skills. Strong knowledge of relevant consumer markets and the competitive landscape. For full job description and to apply, go to: www.kingarthurflour. com/jobs.





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Nurses (RN or LPN), LNAs and Care Providers

Fast-paced law firm located in Burlington seeks parttime office assistant. A good candidate will demonstrate the ability to multi-task, take initiative and have excellent computer and communication skills. Attention to detail and an eagerness to learn are essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Office, filing and legal experience preferred.

for all shifts: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM, 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM. Every other weekend is a must. Spring Village at Essex, a Memory Care Community located at 6 Freeman Woods in Essex Junction. We hold weekly group interviews every Wednesday at 2:00 PM.  

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RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: answering telephones, photocopying, faxing, filing and file management and computer entry. Monday through Friday: 25 hours per week; paid hourly; no benefits.

Budget and Financial Manager Put your financial expertise to work making a difference in your community. Join Howard Center’s Finance Team, where you can expect a culture that supports your professional growth and your personal priorities! The successful candidate will be responsible for budget development, performance monitoring, financial and operational analysis, costing, grant and contract management, providing general business and operational guidance, and collaborating with program and agency leadership to effectively manage the financial performance of more than 30 cost centers with a budget total of $30 million. Looking for a highly motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills.


Jennifer Welsh, Office Manager Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, P.C. 76 St. Paul Street, Suite 400 Burlington, VT 05401

Outpatient Clinician – Support and Services at Home (SASH) Seeking master’s-level Mental Health Clinician for an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new project launched by community partners, OneCare Vermont, Howard Center and the SASH program at Cathedral Square. Clinician will provide co-occurring support to adults living in Cathedral Square SASH affordable housing sites in Chittenden County. Full time.

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ PARALEGAL/ EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAL Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, a South Burlington, Vermont law firm, is seeking to hire a highly motivated individual to provide administrative support to a senior partner and other attorneys doing primarily litigation support. Candidates must be executive secretarial caliber, detail-oriented while maintaining efficiency, and have strong verbal, written and comprehension skills, and be a team player able to answer phones, greet clients, order supplies, check in mail, bill, organize discovery, file documents, and type. Candidate must be flexible and have the ability to manage multiple projects for multiple attorneys. Strong technology skills and a working knowledge of MS Office applications a must. Prior office/business experience, legal education is a must. References (3) are required. Salary is commensurate upon ability and experience. Forward cover letter, resume to:

Mary Kirkpatrick, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, 1233 Shelburne Road, Suite E1, South Burlington, VT, 05403, or by email to

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

Security Officer Two Security Officer positions available at Chittenden Clinic. Provide ongoing oversight to patient behavior at one or both Medication Assisted Treatment sites and ensure a safe environment and efficient dosing procedure. Full-time, benefits-eligible position and a part-time, non-benefits-eligible position.

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

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

Howard Center offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off for all regular positions scheduled 20-plus hours per week. Please visit our website, Enter position title to view details and apply.

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Making Tracks What better way to take in the majesty of the Green Mountain State than by traveling on foot? Participants in the 22nd annual Mad Dash experience mountain views, riverside trails and even a covered bridge while raising funds for the Mad River Path Association. Beginning on Meadow Road in Waitsfield, the scenic foot race offers 5K and 10K road races, a 5K fitness walk, and a kids’ fun run. As if Vermont’s natural wonders weren’t reward enough, lunch, live music, a silent auction and prizes await joggers and walkers beyond the finish line.

MAD DASH Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., on Meadow Road in Waitsfield. $15-30; free for kids. Info, 496-7284,


Seasonal Soirée


Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center in East Thetford. $10-15 for parking. Info, 785-4737,




Wednesday and Saturday, October 4 and 7, 4 & 8 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday and Sunday, October 5, 6 and 8, 8 p.m., at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. $40. Info, 824-5288,




On his website, musical theater writer Joe Iconis lists Dolly Parton, the Muppets and whiskey as sources of inspiration. Such influences suggest the piano man’s performances are sufficiently spirited. The Drama Desk Award-nominated songster takes the stage at the new Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, treating theater lovers to a fusion of show tunes, sing-alongs and cabaret. Though Iconis is the star — his songs have appeared in NBC’s “Smash” — this is not a one-man show. A band of collaborators shares the spotlight, making for what his website calls “a strange and rousing hybrid of rock and roll and musical theater.”

’Tis the season for pumpkin carving, cider sipping and leaf peeping. Those seeking festive fun can head to the 15th annual Pumpkin Festival at East Thetford’s Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center. Here, folks get their fill of pumpkin picking, cider pressing and horse-drawn wagon rides amid the sounds of Vermont dance band Sensible Shoes. Families with little ones won’t want to miss the Circle of Cedars Enchanted Forest, where New Hampshire raconteur Simon Brooks and Vermont musicians the Swing Peepers spin folk and fairy tales. Food options from local purveyors such as Piecemeal Pies, Griddle & Groovy, and JUEL Juice + Smoothies keep revelers content. Happy fall!


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SWEET MUSIC: Chocolatiers and Vermont bakers hand out samples amid the sounds of Burlington Chamber Orchestra members. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. $35; free for kids under 5; limited space. Info, 863-5966.


THU 12 ARCHER MAYOR: TRACE 7PM The 28th Joe Gunther mystery. SAT 14 STAR WARS READS DAY 1PM Costumes encouraged! Free.


All ages.

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

AT ESSEX October



Meet the Cat in the Hat!

SUN 8 ELAYNE CLIFT: TAKE CARE 2PM Tales and tips from caregivers. TUE 10 JULIE DAO: FOREST OF 6:30PM A THOUSAND LANTERNS Pre-launch event!

SAT 14 11AM THU 19 7PM


Meet Bruce the Bear!

GERALDINE VILLENEUVE: PUT YOUR BEST FEET FORWARD Learn about the importance of foot health.

SAT 21 WHEN’S MY BIRTHDAY? 11AM Story time and celebration. SAT 21 PHOENIX BOOKS 10 5:30PM ANNIVERSARY PARTY



191 Bank Street, Downtown Burlington • 802.448.3350 21 Essex Way, Essex • 802.872.7111

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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.

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?: Players of varying experience levels put strategic skills to use. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 223-3322.

SCIENCE & STORIES: FALL LEAVES: What better way to embrace the season than by examining colorful foliage? ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Regular admission, $11.50-14.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: Individuals with injuries or other challenges feel the benefits of a relaxing and nourishing practice. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Donations. Info, studio@


SINATRA & COMPANY: Central Vermont songsters croon tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra and his contemporaries in a nightclub-style concert benefiting the Mad River Chorale. Mad River Barn, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $25; cash bar. Info, 496-2048.

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.

BUTI YOGA: A fusion of power yoga, tribal dance and deep abdominal toning boosts the flow of energy throughout the body in a class for women. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info,


ZUMBA EXPRESS: A shortened version of this guided, beat-driven workout gives students a much-needed midday surge of energy. Marketplace Fitness, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-noon. $12; free for members and first-timers. Info, 651-8773.

PREMA AGNI: A HEART-OPENING EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS: Youngsters and their caregivers drop in throughout a 90-minute window for an energy healing session with Delyn Hall. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Info, 495-9435.

SCAVENGER HUNT: Lists in hand, community members search Bridge Street bricks for words and phrases. Call for list pickup locations. Bridge Street, Waitsfield. Free. Info, 496-9416.


JOE ICONIS & FAMILY: A merry band of musical theater punks serves up rip-roaring sing-alongs and sentimental ballads. See calendar spotlight. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 4 & 8 p.m. $40. Info, 824-5288.


WOODSTOCK MARKET ON THE GREEN: Homespun products and farm-fresh eats fill tables. Woodstock Village Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3555.


CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: World-class musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond take to Eastern Township stages. See for details. Various Québec locations. Prices vary. Info, 450-2923456, ext. 227.

WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: Individuals learn to relax and let go. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605.


HERBALISM CLASS SERIES FOR TEENS: Young adults deepen their awareness of global natural medicine traditions. Wild Faith Herb Farm, South Burlington, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $15; preregister. Info,

STORY TIME: Children are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into fun activities for tots ages 6 and younger. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. 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. WUNDERLE’S ONE MAN CIRCUS: Feats of juggling, globe walking and ladder balancing dazzle audience members. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $4. Info, 748-2600.

VERMONT LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN CAUCUS IN BURLINGTON: Burlington voters who have not yet participated in a caucus this year convene to discuss local issues. Shaw’s, Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, chair@vtlp. org.


THE LIFE, LORE & MEDICINE OF TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS): Rob Havens details myriad aspects of the infused beverage. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12. Info, 224-7100.


WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Former players get back in the game. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5091. WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Athletes dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $3; $50 for unlimited pass; preregister at Info, 864-0123.


AARON KREROWICZ: The lads from Liverpool populate the First Wednesdays series multimedia presentation “The Beatles: Band of the ’60s.” Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902. BRENNAN GAUTHIER: “An Archeologist’s View of a Graveyard” grabs attention. Milton Historical Society, 7 p.m. Free. Info,

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

YOGA FOR KIDS: Yogis ages 2 through 5 strike a pose to explore breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1111:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

DAVID MEARS: The Vermont Law School professor goes into legal issues related to North Bennington’s groundwater contamination. Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327.

KETTLEBELL & CORE: Fitness fans bring water and ball-shaped strength-building weights for a killer workout. Cambridge Community Center, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 644-5028.


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

DIANA BUTLER BASS: Spirituality and media meet in the Cron Lecture “Faith in the News.” Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info,

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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VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — think veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Depot Park, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727.

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NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET: Pickles, meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs and baked goods are a 9/29/17 4:55 PMsmall sampling of the seasonal bounty. Causeway, Newport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 274-8206.


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MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies and more vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. VFW Post 7823, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info,


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SUNRISE YOGA: Participants of all levels enjoy slowing down, moving mindfully and breathing deeply while building strength and stamina on the mat. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7 a.m. Donations. Info, studio@

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FALL FOLIAGE BUY LOCAL MARKET: Consumers purchase farm-fresh fare and connect with local producers at a celebration of regional bounty. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 505-1661.

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COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300.



Created by Roger Bean | Directed and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa Music Direction by Josh D. Smith

RESILIENCE FLOW FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY TBI: Individuals affected by a traumatic brain injury practice poses in a sixweek LoveYourBrain Yoga introductory class. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-5 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, 448-4262.

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


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BURGER & BEER: Boyden Farm beef and craft brews help patrons beat the midweek slump. Mary’s Restaurant, Bristol, 5-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 453-2432.

RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Folks in recovery and their families enrich mind, body and spirit in an all-levels class. All props are provided; wear loose clothing. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.


BARRE FARMERS MARKET: Crafters, bakers and farmers share their goods. Currier Park, Barre, 3-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, barrefarmersmarket@gmail. com.

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


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energy healing sessions. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 1:30-3 p.m. Donations. Info, 495-9435.


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GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.

GEORGE JAEGER: Considering current international affairs, the distinguished veteran diplomat presents the First Wednesdays series address “The President’s Global Policies.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. H. NICHOLAS MULLER III: In a First Wednesdays series lecture, the former director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation discusses the renowned architect’s masterpiece, Fallingwater. Norwich


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Congregational Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184.

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HUCK GUTMAN: The University of Vermont professor offers a dual portrait of the writer and the war in “Walt Whitman and the Civil War” as part of the First Wednesday series. Trinity Church, Rutland, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860.




‘ZERO WEEKS’ FILM PREVIEW & DISCUSSION SERIES: A 2017 documentary argues for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. A panel discussion follows. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 489-6728.

MICHELE BARALE: “Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes,” a First Wednesdays series talk, reads into the relationship between the My Antonia author’s art and earth. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.


INTRODUCTION TO HTML5 & CSS3: Tech savvy students in this four-part workshop learn the base language supporting all webpages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon & 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.


‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’: Staged by Stowe Theatre Guild, Agatha Christie’s classic mystery keeps audience members on the edge of their seats. Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-10 p.m. $1420. Info, ‘THE EXONERATED’: Culled from interviews, letters and transcripts, this UVM Department of Theatre production tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted death row survivors. Royall Tyler Theatre, University of Vermont, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $1922. Info, 656-2094. ‘FUN HOME’: Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel is the basis of this award-winning musical about viewing one’s parents through grownup eyes, put on by Vermont Stage. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $35-44.50. Info, 863-5966. ‘JERSEY BOYS’: Hits such as “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” pepper the Tony Award-winning true story of the musical group the Four Seasons. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-90. Info, 863-5966.


FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: Arranged by genre, thousands of titles call to avid readers. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. NOVEL MEDICINE BOOK GROUP: Comics fans connect over Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir. Norwich Public Library, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184.

THU.5 BUILDING EMPATHY & ADDRESSING RACIAL OPPRESSION: Weekly workshops touch on topics such as white fragility and subconscious bias. Sterling College, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Free; limited space. Info, 863-2345.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.

NEWBERRY MARKET: Shoppers browse specialty foods, clothing, pottery, décor, collectibles and more at a weekly indoor bazaar. Newberry Market, White

KNIT-ATHON: Fiber arts fanatics join senior center residents and employees to stitch caps for University of Vermont Medical Center newborns. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 316-1510.


CHICKEN PIE SUPPER: A comfort-food feast includes gravy, squash, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and apple or pumpkin pie. Waterbury Center Community Church, noon, 5 & 6:30 p.m. $6-12; preregister. Info, 244-8955. COMMUNITY LUNCH: Farm-fresh fare makes for a delicious and nutritious midday meal. The Pathways Vermont“One Community ofCenter, theBurlington, Best Regional Theaters 
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FIVE EASY COURSES: Foodies and film buffs Drama find - NYC LNT: Born common ground over a multicourse meal inspired 1977
 by movies. Funds raised benefit the 2017 Vermont International Film Festival. Penny Cluse Café, Burlington, 7 p.m. $100. Info, 660-2600.

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE: Students condition strength, stability and clarity while exercising their artistry. North End Studio B, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. $12. Info, hannasatt@gmail. com.

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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 sensual dance session aimed at confronting body shaming. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info,

provide the tunes for a locally sourced supper supporting Mt. Mansfield Community TV. West Monitor Barn, Richmond, 6:30-9 p.m. $10-40. Info, 434-2550.


FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Locally grown produce and the soulful stylings of Myra Flynn are on the menu at a pastoral party. Clark Farm, Barnard, market, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; concert, 5:30-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 234-1645. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.4. JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. Essex Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, QUEEN CITY BICYCLE CLUB MONTHLY RIDE: Women, queer and trans folks empower one another on a group excursion complete with glitter and a giant boom box. Wear a helmet and rock front and rear bike lights. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475. ‘SEVEN DAYS’ SINGLES PARTY: Those looking for love mix and mingle over games of bowling, speed dating and cocktails. Stowe Bowl, 6-9 p.m. $10 includes shoes and bowling. Info, 864-5684. VERMONT ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE GALA: Don Wilkerson keynotes a benefit for the organization providing Christian faith-based solutions to addicts and their families. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $50. Info, 323- 4440.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Viewers vote for their favorite flicks during this global celebration of cinema. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $12. Info, 760-4634.

MILTON FARMERS MARKET: Fresh finds woo seekers of produce, eggs, meat and maple syrup. Hannaford Supermarket, Milton, 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009.


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ROYALTON FARMERS MARKET: A cornucopia of “One of the Best Regional Theaters farm-fresh fare catches shoppers’ eyes. South Untitled-40 1 in America!” - NYC Drama League Royalton Town Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8302.

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WOODBELLY PIZZA POP-UP: Foodies take away wood-fired sourdough slices, farinata and other tasty eats made with local ingredients. Call ahead to order whole pies. Woodbelly Pizza, Montpelier, 4-7:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 552-3476.


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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BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Improved mood, greater muscle strength and increased energy are a few of the benefits of this gentle exercise. Winooski Senior Center, 6:45-8 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. CHAIR YOGA AT SANGHA STUDIO — NORTH: Whether they’re experiencing limited mobility, chronic pain or emotional challenges, attendees can participate in this modified practice. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 2-3:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262.


When Reputation Is Everything, How do you Follow Your Heart?

by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen

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COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. : 
 Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161.


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CORNWALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Interval training helps participants improve strength, agility, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Cornwall Town Hall, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. THU.5

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BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR: Foodies sample farm-fresh eats on a scrumptious stroll dedicated to Burlington’s culinary past. Awning behind ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1-4:15 p.m. $53.50; preregister. Info, 863-5966.



RUTLAND COUNTY WOMEN’S NETWORK & SHELTER EVENT: The nonprofit organization announces its new name at a gathering replete with live entertainment, tarot card readings and an inspirational presentation by Steve Taubman. Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 775-6788.

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WRITING CIRCLE: Words flow when participants explore creative expression in a low-pressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE TOUR: Area residents become familiar with facilities, services and events made available through Green Mountain College. Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney, noon-1:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-776-6675.


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

STEPS TO START A BUSINESS: Entrepreneurs pick up tips for getting new enterprises off the ground. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 5:307:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

Sam Bush Band

10/2/17 3:07 PM

Making Meaningful Change How God’s love can change your life and the world! SAT, OCT 14, 10:30 AM • WATERMAN BUILDING AT UVM (MEMORIAL LOUNGE)


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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.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: A peaceful, guided meditation helps participants achieve a sense of stability and calm. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 777-8602.

Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Burlington.

POWER YOGA IN WILLISTON: Individualized attention ensures that poses burn in all the right ways. Kismet Place, Williston, noon-1 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084.

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HEALING THROUGH YOGA: Anyone with a history of cancer and their care providers are welcome in this stretching session focused on maintaining energy, strength and flexibility. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262.

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


BABY TIME: Books, rhymes and songs are specially selected for tiny tots. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. FOOD FOR THOUGHT TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS: Pizza fuels a discussion of books and library projects. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. KIDS’ CARTOONING CLUB: Aspiring artists ages 8 through 12 create their own comics in a six-week program. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. PRE-K ART PLAY: Children let their imaginations run wild during a free-form paint-and-canvas session. Caregivers must stick around. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Info, 253-8358. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Tykes up to age 5 have fun with song and dance. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. READ TO ARCHIE: Budding bookworms join a friendly therapy dog for entertaining tails — er, tales. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


THURSDAY PLAY TIME: Kiddos and their caregivers convene for casual fun. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’: Themes of racial inequality, class and gender thread through a theatrical version of Harper Lee’s novel staged by the New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 10 a.m. $7. Info, 728-6464.

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BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. 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 use over lunch. Zen Gardens, South Burlington, noon. Cost of food and drink. Info, 862-1677.


BLACK & BLUE FESTIVAL: Under the theme “Lumino City,” a five-day celebration of the gay community includes a launch party, a leather ball, DJs and more. See for details. Various Montréal locations. Prices vary. Info, 50 CALENDAR


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the Four Horsemen, Arthur James, the Gully Boys, the Tricksters, and Toast and Joey Leone raise funds for an Upper Valley man’s medical expenses. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7-10 p.m. $20. Info, 457-3981. CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: See WED.4. DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET: Blues, bluegrass, ragtime and country stylings sweep listeners off their feet. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7 p.m. $28-38. Info, 728-6464. JOE ICONIS & FAMILY: See WED.4, 8 p.m.


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. TWIN STATE DERBY ROOKIE INFO NIGHT: Prospective skaters and referees wear mouth guards and athletic clothing for an introduction to the hard-hitting sport of roller derby. Great View Roller Skating Rink, Enfield, N.H., 7-9:30 p.m. Free; for ages 18 and up. Info, 603-632-7878. VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI & SPORTS DEMO DAY: From specially designed bikes and watercraft to skis and snowboards, adaptive sporting equipment is in the spotlight. Rehabilitation Center. Mount Ascutney Hospital & Health Center, Windsor, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 674-7293.


AARON KREROWICZ: The Beatles scholar reflects on an iconic album in “It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. DHARMA DISCUSSION: Spiritual seekers delve into topics related to yogic philosophies and practices. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-4262. KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMED: Past meets present in “The Meaning of America: Revisiting ‘Our’ Origins Story in the Age of Trump.” McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.


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


‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’: See WED.4. ‘THE EXONERATED’: See WED.4. ‘FUN HOME’: See WED.4. ‘THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES’: Favorite hits including “Stupid Cupid” propel an ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival production of Roger Bean’s familyfriendly musical, set in 1958. The Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, 7:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 457-3500. ‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’: Small-time actors with big dreams take center stage in Waterbury Festival Playhouse’s production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. 17.50-35. Info, 498-3755. ‘RIPCORD’: Girls Nite Out presents David LindsayAbaire’s play in which tension between assisted living community roommates reaches a feverish pitch. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $2325. Info, 863-5966. ‘ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS’: Theatergoers get up close and personal with the poet in a Northern Stage production starring Emmy Award-winning actor Gordon Clapp. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-59. Info, 296-7000. ‘SENSE & SENSIBILITY’: A Lost Nation Theater production based on Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492.


‘WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT’: Handed a script at the last moment, an actor must perform a play with no director, no rehearsal and no set. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 388-1436.


ARCHER MAYOR: The Vermont writer regales readers with passages from his most recent mystery, Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel. Phoenix Books, Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4.



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


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


BAKED BEADS JEWELRY & SCARF SALE: Fashionistas scoop up baubles and more at low prices. Partial proceeds benefit Mad River Valley Ambulance. 46 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 496-2440. LINCOLN LADIES AIDE RUMMAGE SALE: Shoppers bag bargains on take-home treasures. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, cfmenzer@ NEWBERRY POP-UP MARKET: Vendors purvey a variety of Vermont-made products. Newberry Market, White River Junction, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, ORIENTAL CARPET BAZAAR: Viewers are floored by tribal rugs, carpets and kilims from Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Syria. Northern Daughters, Vergennes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3863. RUMMAGE SALE IN ESSEX JUNCTION: Secondhand goods find new homes. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-407.


COFFEE & CASH FLOW CLINIC: A caffeine-fueled work session offers insight into the relationship between cash flow, balance sheets and income statements. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Martha Kent and Val Medve lead hoofers in steps popular in the time of Jane Austen. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 881-9732.


BIKE & BREW TOUR: Electric bicycles transport suds lovers to local beer producers via scenic routes. Old Mill Park, Johnson, noon-4 p.m. $75; preregister. Info, 730-0161. GHOST WALK: DARKNESS FALLS: Local historian Thea Lewis treats pedestrians to tales of madmen, smugglers, pub spirits and, of course, ghosts. Arrive 10 minutes early. Democracy sculpture, 199 Main St., Burlington, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.4. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: Clear skies at night mean viewers’ delight when telescope users set their sights on celestial happenings. Call to confirm. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266. RICE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING WEEKEND: Alumni, parents and friends fête 100 years of Catholic education in the Diocese of Burlington with a party under the stars, a book discussion, a run/walk and more. See for details. Various Burlington locations. Prices vary. Info, 862-6521, ext. 200.

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SUKKOT ON THE FARM: Dance, food, art and nature are on the agenda at this annual harvest festival. Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, 6:30 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 385-1039.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. ‘IT’: A bloodthirsty clown wreaks havoc in a 2017 horror movie remake. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-9:45 p.m. $7-9. Info, 457-3981.

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.

BRANDON FARMERS MARKET: More than 50 local farmers, specialty food producers and artisans offer up their goods. Central Park, Brandon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 802 273-2655.

food & drink

BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR: See THU.5. JESSICA WESTON: The author of Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul is on hand for a meet-and-greet and tasting. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.


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LYNDON FARMERS MARKET: Vendors proffer a rotation of fresh veggies, meats, cheeses and more. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info,

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SIT & KNIT: Adult crafters share projects, patterns and conversation. Main Reading Room, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


STOWE FOLIAGE ARTS FESTIVAL: More than 150 artisans display handmade wares at this familyfriendly fête featuring live music and local eats. No pets, please. Topnotch Field, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-12; free for kids. Info, 425-3399.


CRAFTY CRAP NIGHT: Participants bring supplies or ongoing projects and an adventurous attitude to share creative time with other people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.


fairs & festivals

CLOTHING SWAP: Locals tap into the spirit of giving at an exchange of gently used threads, accessories and home décor. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $5. Info, 448-4262.


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BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269.


RUMMAGE SALE IN FAIRFAX: Gently used items — think clothes, books and toys — delight thrifty browsers. Baptist Building, Fairfax, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 849-6313.


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browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 391-0806. ROCHESTER’S FARMERS MARKET & EXCHANGE: Locals start the weekend right with a diverse offering of produce, eggs, meat, baked goods, crafts and music. Park Row, Rochester, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 353-4620. SHABBAT AT BUBBI’S VERMONT STYLE: Mapleroasted squash challah and pickle-marinated grilled chicken with kohlrabi and onion relish are among the mouthwatering morsels on the menu at this farm-to-table feast. Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, 6:30-10 p.m. $36. Info, 385-1039. SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $18 includes a block of cheddar. Info, 985-8686. TEA TASTING: Little Tree Tea representatives share their passion for the infused beverage. The Kent Museum, Calais, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-6613.

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The Vermont Public Utility Commission has scheduled a public hearing before PUC Hearing Officer, Andrea McHugh, for the purpose of allowing the ratepayers of Vermont Gas Systems an opportunity to obtain information and/or comment on Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan in Case No. 17-3658-PET. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017, commencing at 7:00 p.m., at the South Burlington High School Auditorium, 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vermont. Prior to the public hearing, at 6:00 P.M., the Vermont Department of Public Service will host a presentation by Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. during which time the utility will describe the Integrated Resource Plan and be available to answer questions. The hearing location is accessible to the handicapped. Any person with a disability who wishes to attend and requires special accommodation should contact the Public Utility Commission ((802) 828-2358) no later than October 6, 2017, if they will need that accommodation. On July 19, 2017, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. filed with the Vermont Public Utility Commission a Petition for Approval of its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”). The IRP process is intended to meet the public’s need for energy services, after safety concerns are addressed, at the lowest present value life cycle cost, including environmental and economic costs, through a strategy combining investments and expenditures on energy supply, transmission and distribution efficiency and comprehensive energy efficiency programs (30 V.S.A.§218c). The cost and benefit factors to be considered include both direct monetary costs and benefits and indirect impacts such as environmental and other societal effects. Any interested person may examine the IRP filing on Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.’s website at, or at the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Fourth Floor, People’s United Bank Building, 112 State Street, Montpelier, during its normal business hours (weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may submit written comments via email to, through the ePUC filing system, or via regular mail sent to Vermont Public Utility Commission, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 056202701. Please include the case number: 17-3658-PET when submitting written comments.

ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Folks keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BUST-A-MOVE FOR BREAST CANCER: Participants break a sweat to Latin rhythms at this fundraiser for the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund. Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, check-in, 6:30 p.m.; event, 7-9 p.m. $25. Info, 985-5876. BUTI YOGA: See WED.4, 10 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASS: Slow-paced motions pave the way for wellness. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $10. Info, 560-0186. FLU CLINIC: Those looking to avoid the ailment bring their insurance cards to an immunization station. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Info, 223-3322. FRIDAY NIGHT POWER YOGA: Practitioners get their sweat on during a full-body, flow-style stretching session. Kismet Place, Williston, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084. GET OFF YOUR BUTT & HIT THE FLOOR FELDENKRAIS: Slow, easy movements leave students relaxed and smiling. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0186. LIVING RECOVERY: Folks overcoming substance use move, breathe and make positive change in a moderately paced flow yoga class. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262. NEUROFLOW: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF MEDITATION & YOGA: Brittany Fair fills students in on the mental and physical benefits of these healthful practices. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $12-18. Info, 448-4262. QI GONG: Students are schooled on the ancient Chinese health care system. Waterbury Public Library, 11-11:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.4. REFUGE RECOVERY: A LOVE SUPREME: Buddhist philosophy is the foundation of this mindfulnessbased addiction-recovery community. Turning Point Center, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 861-3150. TAI CHI AT WATERBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Instructors demonstrate the moving meditation passed down through generations. Waterbury Public Library, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

TAI CHI AT ZENBARN STUDIO: Instructor Shaina shares the fundamentals of Yang style, including standing and moving postures. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. Donations. Info, studio@


‘BOO! THIRTEEN SCENES FROM HALLOWEEN’: Short skits presented by Rutland Youth Theatre make audience members’ skin crawl. Rutland Intermediate School, 7 p.m. $6-8. Info, 558-4177. FIRST FRIDAY HOCUS POCUS DANCE PARTY: Costumed merrymakers cut a rug at a pre-Halloween shindig. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m.-midnight. $7-10; BYOB. Info, info@ WITCHCRAFT: Mummies, daddies, boys and ghouls park their broomsticks at a fall festival featuring hayrides, a haunted house, trick-or-treating, a Goose Island beer garden and more. Killington Resort, 5-9 p.m. $29-109. Info,


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. CARDBOARD CHALLENGE: Burgeoning engineers drop in to build structures with cardboard, glue and recycled materials. Waterbury Public Library, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. EARLY-BIRD MATH: Books, songs and games put a creative twist on mathematics for tots ages 2 through 5. Richmond Free Library, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. HERBAL CLASS SERIES FOR KIDS: Magic, potions and fairies appear in every installment of this plant-based learning experience. Wild Faith Herb Farm, South Burlington, 2-4 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, MAGIC: THE GATHERING: Decks of cards determine the arsenal with which participants, or “planeswalkers,” fight others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. MONTSHIRE MAKERS: Tinkerers in grades 6 through 9 let their imaginations run wild when designing and building assigned items. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 6:30-8 p.m. $8-15. Info, 649-2200. MUSIC WITH RAF: Those who like to sing and play have found the perfect way to start the day. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers drop in for books, rhymes, songs and activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: High school students put their heads together to plan programs for the library. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. TEEN ART LAB: Youngsters nurture their creativity in an open studio. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, sixth through eighth grade, 3-5 p.m.; ninth through 12th grade, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-8358.




Find club dates in the music section. CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: See WED.4. FACULTY RECITAL: DAVID NEIWEEM: Organ music by Samuel Scheidt, Louis Marchand, Ernest Bloc and Johann Sebastian Bach buoys listeners. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS: The all-star ensemble pays tribute to jazz standards and contemporary compositions. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $25-75. Info, 863-5966. JOAN SORIANO: Known as “El Duque de Bachata,” the music man gets toes tapping with infectious

LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT melodies. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 603-448-0400. JOE ICONIS & FAMILY: See WED.4, 8 p.m. ROAD TO RECOVERY: A screening of the short film Hurricane to Climate Change gives way to a concert by Josh Panda Band to support hurricane relief. The Old Lantern Inn & Barn, Charlotte, 7-11:30 p.m. $30. Info, 425-2120. THE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW: Musicians channel the Man in Black through renditions of his iconic songs. Burlington Moose Lodge #1618, South Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info,


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


BAKED BEADS JEWELRY & SCARF SALE: See FRI.6. FLEA MARKET: Eclectic used items vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. Farr’s Field, Waterbury, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 882-1919. LINCOLN LADIES AIDE RUMMAGE SALE: See FRI.6, 8 a.m.-noon. ORIENTAL CARPET BAZAAR: See FRI.6.

TOO TALL STRING BAND: The popular North Country band picks and strums to folk, roots, country, oldies and bluegrass. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 518-561-6920.



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

EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Assistant professor Jared Carter looks at the law of the land in “Constitutional Changes Since 9/11.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, coffee, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; talk, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. SAM TSEMBERIS: The founder of the Housing First model outlines an evidence-based approach to ending homelessness. Courtyard Marriott Burlington Harbor, 2-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’: See WED.4. ‘THE EXONERATED’: See WED.4. FRANKLIN COUNTY VOICES: Theater lovers lend their ears for a staged reading of Secrets by young playwrights competition winner Julia Scott. Enosburg Opera House, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 933-6171. ‘FUN HOME’: See WED.4. ‘THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES’: See THU.5. ‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’: See THU.5. ‘RIPCORD’: See THU.5. ‘ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS’: See THU.5. ‘SENSE & SENSIBILITY’: See THU.5.


BOOK SALE: Shoppers browse gently used CDs, DVDs, puzzles and page-turners. Rutland Free Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4.

M.T. ANDERSON: The National Book Awardwinning author of Landscape With Invisible Hand treats lit lovers to a reading, a Q&A and a book signing. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774.


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. $8-12; free for first-timers. Info, CONTRA DANCE: Nils Fredland calls the steps at a spirited social dance with music by Elixir. Capital City Grange, Berlin, instruction session, 7:35 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-9. Info, 249-7454. DANCING WITH THE RUTLAND STARS: SOLD OUT. Professional hoofers and notable community members shake a tail feather to benefit area programs for kids. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Info, 775-0903. KLEZMER IN THE BARN DANCE PARTY: Singing, dancing and a bonfire lift spirits. Shady Lady Tattoo Parlour, Moretown, preshow ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; show, 8-11 p.m. $18. Info, 503-9774.

COLLEGE FAIR: Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses Vermont high school students and their families who meet representatives from Green Mountain State colleges, universities, and certificate and apprenticeship programs. Moore Community Room, Lyndon State College, 10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-339-9834.


BIKE & BREW TOUR: See FRI.6. COIN DROP: Every penny counts when Rutland County Humane Society representatives collect change from passersby. Rutland Knights of Columbus, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 483-9171. COMMUNITY DAY: Mountain biking, lift rides, disc golf, zip lining and a bungee trampoline make for family-friendly fun. Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 583-6300. FOOD & ART SERIES: At an open-to-the-public pizza party, Vermont Dance Alliance members captivate with choreography created during a weekend conference. The Sable Project, Stockbridge, 4:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Info,

GRAND OPENING: The farm opens its new salesroom to the public, offering rosemary waffles, syrup sampling and tours of the maple operation. Baird Farm, North Chittenden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 558-8443.

JAG FASHION PREGAME PARTY: Patrons of the arts support JAG Productions’ 2017-18 season by reveling in an evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a conversation with founder Jarvis Antonio Green. Piecemeal Pies, White River Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. $75; cash bar. Info, 332-3270.

HealthSource education programs and healthy lifestyle classes are offered by Community Health Improvement at The University of Vermont Medical Center. This program is FREE. Txt U L8R Program

Key elements of this unique program include a demonstration of an advanced driving simulator, a presentation of a realistic trauma scenario, a testimonial from the victim of an accident caused by a teen driver who was texting, and a demonstration of several smartphone apps designed to prevent texting while driving. WHEN WHERE

Monday, October 16, 6 – 7:30 pm UVM Medical Center, UVM Medical Education Pavilion, Sullivan Classroom

Pre-registration is required by calling (802) 847-7222.

LEGAL CLINIC: Attorneys offer complimentary consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. SAT.7

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PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED: Helping hands prep the historic site’s plots for the cold months ahead. Bring pruning shears, weeding tools and a kneeling mat. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 765-9630.

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.




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BOOK DISCUSSION: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Readers converse on the autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 439-5338.

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274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 383-2118. THE LOGGER & THE FIDDLER: Vermont performers Rusty DeWees and Patrick Ross delight onlookers with an exhibition of comedy, music and auctioneering. Funds raised benefit the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging. Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $25. Info, 888-857-5559. RICE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING WEEKEND: See FRI.6. RUTH STONE HOUSE HISTORIC MARKER DEDICATION: Poetry pundits honor the late writer and Goshen resident with a potluck, a silent auction and special guest Dara Wier. Blueberry Hill Inn, Brandon, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 349-5021. SHARING PARANORMAL STORIES: Folks reveal their mystic experiences in a supportive atmosphere. Private residence, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, SMUGGS’ SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP: Winter athletes stock up on new and used outdoor gear. Tarrant Student Recreational Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & PUERTO RICO FUNDRAISER: The yoga studio celebrates its third birthday with short classes, good eats and raffles. Proceeds benefit those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-8401. TIP TOP COUTURE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA #26: More than 40 models of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders rock the runway. A dance party follows. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 9 p.m. $15. Info, 295-6487.

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

fairs & festivals

BIRTH LOVE FAMILY FEST: Parents and tots build connections over workshops, yoga, kids’ activities, live music and more. See calendar spotlight. Lotus Mountain Retreat, Bolton, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $15-25. Info, 863-5966.

HARVEST WEEKEND: A husking bee, a barn dance and other 19th-century farm activities highlight autumn’s abundance. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $415; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPO: Attendees consult with experts in building, styling and landscaping at this celebration of all things home. Stratton Mountain Resort, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 362-7200.

MOUNT SNOW OKTOBERFEST: This German-themed bash offers pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous schnitzel toss on top of eats, CENTRAL VERMONT BREW FEST: SU N. AN drinks and oompah music. Mount Snow, Craft beer and cider please palates 8| YB MU SIC | MIC H ELE FA West Dover, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-40; free for during a celebration of local food, kids 6 and under. Info, 464-4191. farms, art and music. Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, Randolph, 3-8 p.m. $35-45. Info, brewfest@ RANDOLPH MINI MAKER FAIRE: Innovative tors showcase their products at a celebration of the creative community. 2 S. Main St., Randolph, COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: Folks learn about the noon-5 p.m. Free. Info, 728-4305. latest in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, essential oils, nontoxic beauty products, massage, meditation STOWE FOLIAGE ARTS FESTIVAL: See FRI.6. and more while bobbing their heads to live music SUKKOT ON THE FARM: See FRI.6, 1:30 p.m. by PapaGreyBeard. St. Albans City Hall, 10 a.m.-3 UNDERHILL BREWERS FEST & COOKOUT: Chicken p.m. Free. Info, 233-6392. and bratwurst from Mike’s Famous Underhill-Billy HARPOON OCTOBERFEST: Traditional oompah BBQ complements samples of local suds. Moore bands entertain revelers who nosh on German fare Park, Underhill, 3-7 p.m. $5-12. Info, 899-2983. and sip from a wide selection of Harpoon Brewery VERMONT APPLE FESTIVAL: More than 60 suds. A cake-eating contest, chicken dancing and vendors offer handmade goods amid pony rides, brewery tours round out the weekend. Harpoon a farmer’s market, and a beer and wine tent. A Brewery Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden, Windsor, 11 donut-eating contest sweetens the deal. Riverside a.m.-6 p.m. $15. Info, 617-456-2322. Middle School, Springfield, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, HARVEST FEST: Festive families bring their ap885-2779. petites to an afternoon of live bluegrass by the VT SKI + RIDE EXPO: Winter warriors stock up for Bondville Boys, fresh food from local vendors, apple the season when more than 50 exhibitors offer picking and wagon tours. Champlain Orchards fresh gear. Ski films, demos and tuning clinics & Cidery, Shoreham, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, complete the picture. Hilton Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 897-2777. p.m. $6. Info, 760-8550. D



See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. ‘IT’: See FRI.6. LUNAFEST WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: Short films by, for and about women are shown as part of a national event. Triathlete Karen Newman is the guest speaker at this benefit for Girls on the Run Vermont’s Every Girl Fund. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6:3010 p.m. $40. Info, 246-1476. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.4.

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BEER & CHEESE PAIRING: Switchback Brewing and Cheese & Wine Traders team up to offer a self-guided tasting session. The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 1-7 p.m. $13. Info, 651-4114. BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR: See THU.5. BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Dozens of stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, CHICKEN PIE LUNCH & DINNER: Neighbors rub elbows over a shared meal of this cold-weather comfort food. Takeout is available. The Old Meeting House, East Montpelier, noon-1, 5 & 7 p.m. $6-12; preregister. Info, 223-6934. CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN MONTPELIER: Folks fill their bellies with savory sustenance. Takeout is available. Trinity United Methodist Church, Montpelier, noon, 5 & 6:30 p.m. $6-12; preregister. Info, 229-9158.










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SHACKSBURY CIDER TASTING ROOM GRAND OPENING: Imbibers meet beverage makers and partake of food, drink and fall festivities. Shacksbury Tasting Room, Vergennes, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, 458-0530. SHELBURNE FARMERS MARKET: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4279.


FRENCH STORY TIME FOR KIDS: From beginners to bilinguals, children ages 2 through 10 experience language immersion with seasoned teacher Caroline Juneau. Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. $5; free for Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region members. Info,

MARTIAL ARTS WORKSHOP: Active bodies discover the dynamic Japanese practice of aikido. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 12:301:30 p.m. $15. Info, 951-8900. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.

WAITSFIELD FARMERS MARKET: |B EA A bustling bazaar boasts seasonal OF R-A SY TE -PA produce, prepared foods, artisan crafts L OO ZA | C O UR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR SERIES: Those lookand live entertainment. Mad River Green, ing for a fast-paced yet well-rounded practice are Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, waitsfieldmarin luck with this invigorating sequence. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $5-15. Info, WINDSOR FARMERS MARKET: Locavores go wild 448-4262. for fruits, veggies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, meats, YIN YOGA: Students hold poses for several minutes crafts and more. 51 Main St., Windsor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to give connective tissues a good stretch. Zenbarn Free. Info, 359-2551. Studio, Waterbury, 8-9:30 a.m. Donations. Info, games DS

RANDOLPH FARMERS MARKET: Locavores support area purveyors who proffer seasonal foodstuffs and arts and crafts. Gifford Green, Gifford Medical

VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


PREPERFORMANCE DINNER: Concertgoers fuel up for Danish String Quartet’s performance with a seasonal buffet-style meal. Lower Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 6:30-8 p.m. $35; cash bar. Info, 443-3168.

FALL INTO WINTER FESTIVAL: Live music, family activities, hayrides, pumpkin painting and a vendor market honor autumn in all its glory. Jackson Gore Village. Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 228-1600.

BACKYARD BOOT CAMP: Ma’am, yes, ma’am! Exercise expert Ginger Lambert guides active bodies in an interval-style workout to build strength and cardiovascular fitness. Private residence, Middlebury, 8-9 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

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NORWICH FARMERS MARKET: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land offered alongside baked goods, crafts and live entertainment. Route 5, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447.



NORTHWEST FARMERS MARKET: Locavores stock up on produce, preserves, baked goods, ethnic foods, and arts and crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

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STATE STREET SATURDAY: The Capital City Farmers Market temporarily moves to State Street, bringing cheeses, produce, baked goods, and locally made arts and crafts along with it. Sustainable Montpelier Coalition, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 279-1495.

DOGHOUSE TOURNAMENT: Rescue Me VT invites friendly pooches and their people to participate in

‘BOO! THIRTEEN SCENES FROM HALLOWEEN’: See FRI.6, 2 & 7 p.m. WITCHCRAFT: See FRI.6, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


GREAT HARVEST DINNER: Members of the local and campus communities converge for a mouthwatering meal highlighting local fare. An alumni cabaret show follows. Dining Hall, Goddard College, Plainfield, 5:15-9:30 p.m. $35; cash bar. Info, 322-1685.

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




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

rounds of cornhole for dogs. Games, prizes, raffles, a food truck and music add to the fun. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 11 a.m. $20-40. Info, rescuemevt@


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

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CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN WAITSFIELD: Friends and neighbors connect over a hearty spread. Waitsfield Masonic Lodge, 5:30 & 6:45 p.m. $7-12; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 496-2022.

‘THE CAT IN THE HAT’ TURNS 60½: STORY TIME & VISIT FROM THE CAT IN THE HAT: Dr. Seuss’ mischievous feline drops in for a birthday meet-andgreet. Bring a camera! Phoenix Books, Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

SATURDAY STORY TIME: Timeless tales and new adventures spark imaginations. Phoenix Books, Burlington. Info, 448-3350. Phoenix Books, Essex. Info, 872-7111. 11 a.m. Free. YOUTH TENNIS CLINCS: Kiddos ages 6 and up build their skills on the court. Cambridge Community Center, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m. $10. Info, 644-5028.




Find club dates in the music section. BANJO & FIDDLE WORKSHOPS: Bow-and-string expert Rachel Eddy helps musicians hone their craft. Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier, banjo workshop, 1 p.m.; fiddle workshop, 3 p.m. $25 per workshop; preregister. Info, 793-3016. SAT.7

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CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: See WED.4. DANISH STRING QUARTET: Luscious arrangements showcase compositions by Bartók and Beethoven along with traditional Nordic folk tunes. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8-10 p.m. $6-28. Info, mca@ DAVE KELLER’S SOUL REVUE: The Montpelier guitarist rocks the house with classic covers and funkfilled original numbers. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 8-10 p.m. $20-35. Info, 760-4634.


DOWNTOWN BOB STANNARD & THOSE DANGEROUS BLUESMEN: Blues and jazz lovers dance, clap, sing and smile at this high-energy concert. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-20. Info, 877-6737.


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DURHAM COUNTY POETS: Whether they’re rocking out or playing unplugged, the Canadian quintet captivates with a mix of sounds ranging from folk to blues to gospel to rock. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. EDWARD ARRON & JEEWON PARK: Cello meets piano in a program of Beethoven sonatas. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $10-40. Info, 728-6464. FOLIAGE WEEKEND BELLS: Heavenly sounds carry from 11 tower bells played by hand. Trinity United Methodist Church, Montpelier, 3:58 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9158. JOAN SORIANO: See FRI.6, University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $5-30. Info, 656-4455. JOE ICONIS & FAMILY: See WED.4. JOE K. WALSH BAND: fingers fly as the fourpiece string band picks and strums as part of the Ripton Community Coffee House series. Ripton Community House, 7:30 p.m. $3-15. Info, 388-9782. MADAILA ON THE MOUNTAIN: The Burlington popsters bring on the beats at an epic bash featuring food trucks, youth bands, fall foliages chair lifts and beverages from Two Brothers Tavern. Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Hancock, 1-5 p.m. $12-18; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 388-6124.

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RICK & THE ALL-STAR RAMBLERS: Toe-tapping western swing channels cowboy culture. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5-25. Info, 533-9075.

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STELLARIA TRIO: The Queen City classical trio kicks off its 2017-18 season with “Mirth and Mystery: A Nordic Piano Trio Program.” Richmond Free Library, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Donations. Info,


AQUADVENTURE PADDLE: Stunning scenery welcomes boaters, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of local wildlife. Contact Station, Little River State Park, Waterbury, checkin, 9:30 a.m.; program, 10 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. DEAD CREEK WILDLIFE DAY: Nature lovers connect with the great outdoors through research presentations, walks, demos, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Vergennes, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 828-1000.

STERLING POND HIKE: Ramblers stretch their legs on an easy 2.8-mile trek. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info,


#ADULTING — MONEY: HOW TO MAKE (AND KEEP) A PERSONAL BUDGET: A guest speaker talks dollars and sense in a financial organization workshop. Fairfax Community Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. HERBAL MATERIA MEDICA: ALL ABOUT CACAO: This class outlines myriad physical and spiritual benefits of raw chocolate. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 1-2:30 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0595. VCAM ORIENTATION: Video-production hounds master basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.


ADULT INTRODUCTION TO TENNIS: Rackets in hand, newcomers get a feel for the sport. Cambridge Community Center, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. Info, 644-5028. JAMES WAKEFIELD RESCUE ROW: Youth racers glide across the lake in 25- and 32-foot boats. Perkins Pier, Burlington, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 475-2022. MIDDLEBURY CLASSIC QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT: More than a dozen teams from around New England battle for glory in a magical pastime pulled from the pages of the Harry Potter books. 496 College St., Middlebury, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info,


MIKE PRIDE: The editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor draws on his journalism experience for “100 Years of the Pulitzer.” Barre Opera House, 4 p.m. $5-10; free to subscribers of the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. Info, 476-8188. PAUL ANDRISCIN: History buffs listen up for “The Year 1777 and the American Revolution.” Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 1-2:30 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 948-2000.


INTERMEDIATE EXCEL: Formula entry, formatting, freeze pane and simple plotting become second nature at a tutorial on electronic spreadsheets. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.


‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE’: See WED.4. ‘THE EXONERATED’: See WED.4, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9 p.m. ‘FUN HOME’: See WED.4, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES’: See THU.5, 3 & 7:30 p.m. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘NORMA’: Sondra Radvanovsky portrays a priestess in a broadcast production of Bellini’s masterpiece, set deep in a Druid forest. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, preshow talk, 12:15 p.m.; show, 1 p.m. $10-24. Info, 382-9222.

MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED: Fungi fanatics learn about different varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found throughout the park. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2:30 p.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


OWL PROWL & NIGHT GHOST HIKE: Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19thcentury settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. Meet at the History Hike parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.



BOOK BASH: Avid readers stock up on bargainpriced titles. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. BOOK SALE: See FRI.6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4.


POETRY EXPERIENCE: Rajnii Eddins facilitates a poetry and spoken-word workshop aimed at building confidence and developing a love of writing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. TRACEY MEDEIROS: The author signs copies of her taste-bud-tempting title The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State. Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2411.

Montpelier School District. Montpelier High School, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Info, 404-308-0510. MOUNT SNOW OKTOBERFEST: See SAT.7. PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Horse-drawn wagon rides transport families during a day of live music, organic eats, pumpkin picking and themed activities. No pets, please. See calendar spotlight. Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, East Thetford, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10-15 for parking. Info, 785-4737. STOWE FOLIAGE ARTS FESTIVAL: See FRI.6. SUKKOT ON THE FARM: See FRI.6, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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SUKKOT ON THE FARM: Spiritual and nature-based teachings connect kids and adults to the land and tradition at this harvest festival. Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 503-9774.


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BANANA INDUSTRY PRESENTATION: When we buy bananas, are we supporting injustice? An educational discussion addresses this and other quesVT SKI + RIDE EXPO: See SAT.7, 9 LA ON SY tions. Arrive at 3:30 p.m. for a PJC a.m.-1 p.m. TE TH R U E MO new-volunteer orientation. Peace & U NTAIN | CO WAG IT FORWARD: A FESTIVAL FOR PETS: Justice Store, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, Dogs, cats, birds and reptiles are welcome to 863-2345. party it up at a furry fest featuring competitions, RALLY TO KEEP THE SOIL IN ORGANIC: A tractor demos, kids’ activities and live music by the Grift. parade paves the way for speeches, local eats and Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, live music at this gathering of organic farmers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; free for kids under 5. Info, eaters and movement leaders. Intervale Center, 862-5514. Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info, 274-3043. AI




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



EAST CHARLOTTE TRACTOR PARADE: A festive procession of farm machinery leads to food and craft vendors, barnyard animals, pony rides and music. Spears Corner Store, Charlotte, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 355-4246. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.4.

SMUGGS’ SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP: See SAT.7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. ‘IT’: See FRI.6. ‘IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY’: Fans of the Fab Four view a 1987 documentary examining the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.4.

CHOCOLATE TASTING: See SAT.7. KNIFE SHARPENING: Dull blades, be gone! Jim Cunningham of JRC Knife Sharpening whets cutting tools. Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4-5 per knife. Info, 497-3942. RIVERSIDE GRANGE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET: A vibrant group of vendors deals in produce, eggs, cut flowers, handcrafted soaps, wool products, baked goods and maple creations. Riverside Grange Hall, West Topsham, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, STOWE FARMERS MARKET: An appetizing assortment of fresh veggies, meats, milk, berries, herbs, beverages and crafts tempts shoppers. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 279-3444. WINOOSKI FARMERS MARKET: Area growers and bakers offer prepared fare, assorted produce and agricultural products. Champlain Mill Green, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

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HARPOON OCTOBERFEST: See SAT.7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. HARVEST WEEKEND: See SAT.7. LEAF BLOWER MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: Riders cap off the season with group rides, vendors, homegrown foods, local libations and live music. Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $25-65. Info, 999-9489.

MONTPELIER FALL FESTIVAL, KIDS CUP 1-MILE FUN RUN & VERMONT JAUNT 5K: Food and games reward runners at this fundraiser for the


CLEAR THE SUBCONSCIOUS KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION SERIES: Students join Sukhpran Kaur to cast off negativity in favor of renewal, love and clarity. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $14. Info, 318-6050. TRADITIONAL YOGA FLOW: Breath accompanies each transition during a vinyasa flow focused on body awareness and self acceptance. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10:15 a.m. Donations. Info, 244-8134.


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MARSHFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL: ’Tis the season for cider pressing, live music, a flea market, a chili cook-off and more. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.

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SUKKOT BRUNCH & JEWISH JAZZ: A harvest brunch leads to a jazz concert by Classicopia. Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 11 a.m. $18; preregister. Info, 253-1800.




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WITCHCRAFT: See FRI.6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


BEAR-A-PALOOZA: Half-pints get their paws on themed crafts and activities dedicated to the furry mammal. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2117. PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340.

SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Students roll their Rs while practicing en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 2:45-4:30 p.m. $20. Info, maigomez1@

WHO WALKS THESE WOODS: Nature lovers embark on an educational journey into the act of tracking with expert Mike Kessler. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-3 p.m. Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members; preregister. Info, 434-2167.

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




Find club dates in the music section. CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: See WED.4. FOLIAGE WEEKEND BELLS: See SAT.7. IRA FRIEDMAN TRIO: Jazz fans find their groove in Latin-, African-, funk- and soul-inspired sounds. Adamant Community Club, 7:30 p.m. $12; free for kids under 12; preregister; limited space. Info, 454-7103.


JOE ICONIS & FAMILY: See WED.4, 8 p.m. KELLER WILLIAMS’ GRATEFUL GRASS: Songs by the Grateful Dead get a bluegrass twist as part of the Stratton Mountain Music concert series. Rick Redington & the Luv open. Stratton Mountain Resort, 3-6 p.m. $25-30. Info, 800-787-2886. MICHELE FAY BAND: Elements of folk, swing and bluegrass blend in understated originals and traditional covers. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 388-6863. STELLARIA TRIO: See SAT.7, Shelburne United Methodist Church, 2:30-3:45 p.m. 10.04.17-10.11.17

MOUNT ZION HIKE: Fall colors and a sweeping view reward outdoor adventurers who take on the 20th annual trek. Meet at the visitor center. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 2-5 p.m. $3; free for kids under 15. Info, 273-2282.




MOUNT MANSFIELD HIKE: Outdoor adventurers tackle a difficult six-mile excursion gaining 2,500 feet in elevation. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 233-8091.

TOUR OF THE WATERBURY DAM: Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Meet at the top of the Waterbury Dam, Little River State Park, 11:30 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

DIMANCHES FRENCH CONVERSATION: Parlezvous français? Native speakers and students alike practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.


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

UKULELE MÊLÉE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the four-stringed Hawaiian instrument. BYO uke. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, VERMONT SYMPHONIC WINDS: Lisa Jablow conducts players in a dazzling variety of wind ensemble classics and newer works. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 3 p.m. $5-10; free for kids and St. Mike’s ID holders. Info,


THE BIG SIT: Birders join members of Team Loonatics in a group circle, from which they track winged wonders from dawn to dusk. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2167. HORSE DRAWN FOLIAGE RIDES: Families board a wagon to view brilliantly colored leaves. Common Road, Waitsfield, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m. $15; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 279 7121. LITTLE RIVER FOLIAGE RAMBLE: Hikers step off the beaten path for a guided tour of the Little River settlement. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2


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TRACEY MEDEIROS: See SAT.7, The Warren Store, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 496-3864.


ELAYNE CLIFT: The editor introduces a new anthology of poetry and prose titled Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love From Women Caregivers. Phoenix Books, Essex, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.



REGIONAL FARM-TO-SCHOOL MEETING: Locavores gather to build connections with peers and farmto-school practitioners. Refreshments are provided. Waterbury Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.


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CONTACT IMPROV DANCE: Movers engage in weight sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by SA aikido and other somatic practices. T.7 sports ND |M BA U SIC Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, | JOE K. WALSH VETRI-SCIENCE CHASE AWAY 5K: This 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. race is for the dogs! Leashed pups can get in SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques on the fun at a run/walk supporting Chase Away and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and chaK9 Cancer. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex cha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, Junction, 9 a.m.-noon. $20-30. Info, 989-2410. 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572. CURE FOR IBD 5K & FUN RUN: Participants WEST AFRICAN DANCE: Live djembe and dundun pound the pavement to raise funds for research drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher into inflammatory bowel disease. Oakledge Seny Daffe of Guinea. Drop-ins are welcome. Park, Burlington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-25. Info, Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10-16. Info, 908-347-2651. HARPOON OCTOBERFEST ROAD RACE: Joggers work up an appetite for beer and bratwurst on a education hilly 3.6-mile course. Harpoon Brewery Riverbend CAMPUS TOUR: Potential students ages 16 through Taps & Beer Garden, Windsor, 11 a.m. $40-45; for 24 check out a facility offering free housing, meals, ages 21 and up. Info, career technical training, high school diplomas, MAD DASH: Runners and walkers make strides on driver’s licenses and job placement. Northlands 5K and 10K courses to support the Mad River Path Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-noon. Free; Association. See calendar spotlight. Meadow Road, preregister. Info, 877-0121. Waitsfield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15-30; free for kids. Info, 496-7284. PUBLIC SKATING: Active bodies coast across the ice. Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse, N.Y., 1:30-2:45 p.m. $2-3. Info, 518-564-4136. RIPTON RIDGE RUN: Participants run or walk 5K and 10.4K routes through breathtaking foliage. Ripton Elementary School, 12:30 p.m. $20-40. Info, ULTIMATE FRISBEE FALL LEAGUE: Competitors break out their discs for weekly games. Leddy Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $30; preregister. Info, WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females shoot for the goal. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3; $50 for unlimited drop-in pass. Info, 864-0123.


‘A DOLL’S HOUSE’: Faced with blackmail, a wife and mother must choose her path in a Northern Stage production. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 5 p.m. $15-59. Info, 296-7000. ‘THE EXONERATED’: See WED.4, 2-3:30 p.m. ‘FUN HOME’: See WED.4, 2 p.m. ‘THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES’: See THU.5, 2 p.m.


AMERICAN VETERANS VERMONT POST 1: Those who have served or are currently serving the country, including members of the National Guard and reservists, are welcome to join AMVETS for monthly meetings. American Legion, Post 91, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 796-3098. JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. ‘IT’: See FRI.6. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.4.

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BTV POLY COCKTAILS: Those who are polyamorous, in an open relationship or just curious connect over drinks. Drink, Burlington, 7 p.m.-midnight. Free. Info,


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.4, 6:30 p.m.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘NORMA’: See SAT.7, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 12:55 p.m. $10-23. Info, 775-0903. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422.


‘RIPCORD’: See THU.5, 2 p.m.


‘SENSE & SENSIBILITY’: See THU.5, 2 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.

ADVANCED SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Elements of qigong thread through the youngest version of the Chinese martial art. Winooski Senior Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. BUTI YOGA: See WED.4. HERBAL CONSULTATIONS: Clinical interns from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $10-20; preregister. Info, 244-7100. QI GONG: Basic movements and fundamental breathing principles engage participants. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 505-1688. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.4. SEATED TAI CHI: Movements are modified for those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Winooski Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM STUDENT HERBAL CLINIC: Third-year interns evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, YIN YOGA: See SAT.7, noon-1:15 p.m. $10.


WITCHCRAFT: See FRI.6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


DOROTHY READS BOOK CLUB: Eager readers in fourth grade and above voice opinions about It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. ROBIN’S NEST NATURE PLAYGROUP: Outdoor pursuits through fields and forests captivate little ones up to age 5 and their parents. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Donations. Info, 229-6206. STORIES WITH MEGAN: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 open their ears for exciting tales. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




Find club dates in the music section. SAMBATUCADA! OPEN REHEARSAL: Burlington’s samba street band welcomes new drummers. Neither experience nor instruments are required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.


THE POWER OF PRAYER, MANTRAS & INTENTIONSETTING: Individuals learn to shift their perspectives in favor of healing and good fortune. Holistic School of Business, Montpelier, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 225-5960.


GLOBAL TALK, LOCAL TASTE: The topic of entrepreneurship is on the table at a discussion welcoming a Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative delegation. Shelburne Vineyard, 6 p.m. $10; free for Vermont Council on World Affairs members; preregister. Info, VICTORIA REYNOLDS: The assistant professor sounds off in “Do You Hear What I Hear? Let’s Talk About Your Voice.” 30 City Place, Plattsburgh N.Y., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-5279.


FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4. ‘TALK OF THE PORCH 2.0’: A ‘NEW YORKER’ FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP: Local writers Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley direct a dialogue on the short story “Embassy of Cambodia” by Zadie Smith. Craftsbury Public Library, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 586-9683.

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FINANCING STRATEGIES: LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS: Entrepreneurs bank tactics for raising funds during a panel discussion and an audience Q&A. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

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RED GREEN: SOLD OUT. The comedian and storyteller gets laughs with his new show I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe. Vergennes Opera House, 7 p.m. $51.50. Info, 877-6737.

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FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.6. LUNCH WITH CITY LEADERS: Montpelier Community Justice Center director Yvonne Byrd joins community members for a discussion of her work, recent successes and emerging challenges. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, noon-1 p.m. Free; $7 for lunch; preregister. Info, 262-6288.

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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.

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BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE: Carol Starr keynotes a day of cerebral workshops for survivors, caregivers and professionals. Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $35-175. Info, 244-6850.

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE: Students condition strength, stability and clarity while exercising their artistry. Champlain Club, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. $15. Info, hannasatt@

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BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $11-16. Info,




WATER QUALITY TOWN HALL: Chittenden County residents pipe up during a discussion with secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources Julie Moore and the Chittenden Senate delegation. Shelburne Town Hall, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-3933.



PUBLIC FORUM: The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative steering committee fields feedback on how to strengthen the state’s outdoor recreation assets. St. Albans City Hall, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 249-1230.

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developed in the 1920s and ’30s in weekly lessons. Drop-ins after the first week require instructor approval. Champlain Club, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Info, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, burlingtonwestie@

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

SEWING CLUB: Needle-and-thread neophytes stitch together new skills in a two-part, fall-themed project. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 849-2420.

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

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.

SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos ages 1 through 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinean. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

EARLY LITERACY STEM SKILLS FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS: A workshop drives home the importance of science, technology, engineering and math for preschool-age children. Refreshments are provided. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Creative people end their day with an energetic meditation, music, movement, intuitive painting, free writing and destressing. Expressive Arts Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 720-272-8841.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.4. 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. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.4.



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MOSAIC OF FLAVOR: BOSNIAN BUREK & PARADAJZ SALATA: Home cooks become familiar with two types of traditional comfort food. McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9757. NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET: A gathering place for local farmers, producers and artisans offers fresh produce, crafts and locally prepared foods. Depot Square, Northfield, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, OLD NORTH END FARMERS MARKET: Locavores snatch up breads, juices, ethnic foods and more from neighborhood vendors. Dewey Park, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, TIKI TUESDAYS: Imbibers sip tropical cocktails mixed with Stonecutter Spirits liquor and topped with tiny umbrellas. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 4-11 p.m. Free. Info,



engage in themed tales, tunes and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. READ TO WILLY WONKA THE VOLUNTEER THERAPY DOG: Kiddos cozy up for story time with the library’s furry friend. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.



BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Improved mood, greater muscle strength and increased energy are a few of the benefits of this gentle exercise. South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467.


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50/50 POWER/YIN YOGA: Physical therapist Kyle McGregor designed this class to address the needs of cyclists and those with a sedentary lifestyle. Kismet Place, Williston, 4-5 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084. AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT LESSON: From reducing pain to improving mobility, this physical practice reveals new ways to live with the body. Come with comfy clothes and an open mind. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 504-0846.

DHARMA YOGA: Students at all levels are welcome to hit the mat. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $14. Info, 318-6050. DROP-IN GENTLE HATHA YOGA: Folks bring their own mats for a mindful stretching session with Betty Molnar. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Aches and pains, be gone! The physically challenged to the physically fit increase flexibility and body awareness with this form of somatic education. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for first-timers. Info, 735-3770.

STEAM TUESDAYS: Creative activities are based in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of children and their caregivers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:109:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: See WED.4.


BUSINESS ENGLISH CLASS: KUNDALINI YOGA: Mantras, Non-native speakers with meditation and breathintermediate-to-advanced profiing techniques meet in the ciency broaden their vocabulary practice known as “the yoga of with industry jargon and idioms. awareness.” Railyard Yoga Studio, Administrative Conference Room, SA S T.7 Burlington, 7-8:15 p.m. $14. Info, ET Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, |M PO U SI Y NT 318-6050. C | DUR 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, HA M COU 865-7211. MIND-YOGA-NUTRITION TRAINING: Individuals in this unique yoga class apply mindfulFRENCH TUESDAY: SOCIAL EVENT: Francophiles ness to their relationship with food. Kismet Place, fine-tune their French-language conversation skills Williston, 6:45-8 p.m. $15. Info, 448-5006. over cocktails. Bleu Northeast Seafood, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. $4. Info, PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. ‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, speakers and learners are welcome to pipe up 861-3150. at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, POWER YOGA IN WILLISTON: See THU.5. 540-0195. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.7, 6-7 p.m. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: SEXUAL HEALTH SERIES: THE REPRODUCTIVE Speakers hone their skills in the Romance lanMICROBIOME ... HOW TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED guage over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, FLORA IN YOUR SECRET GARDEN: Participants Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. come away with tangible lifestyle, nutritional and PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchherbal solutions for a healthy reproductive system. language fanatics meet pour parler la belle Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $18-20. langue. Meet in the back room. ¡Duino! (Duende), Info, 540-0595. Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 430-4652. STAYING FIT THROUGH FALL: Strength, agility, SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modihearing or want to learn American Sign Language fied for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior get together to break down communication barCenter, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160. riers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001. kids CHILDREN’S UNDERGROUND FILM SOCIETY: Monthly movie screenings encourage viewers of all ages to think critically about artful cinema. Big Picture Theater and Café, Waitsfield, 5:30 p.m. $5. Info, 496-8994.

CREATIVE TUESDAYS: Artists exercise their imaginations with recycled materials. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. FALL STORY TIME: A wide variety of seasonally inspired books jump-starts early-literacy skills. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. LEGO CHALLENGE: BUILD A LEGO HALLOWEEN DISPLAY: Kids ages 8 through 11 tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. Waterbury Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036. NESTLINGS FIND NATURE: Books, crafts, nature walks and outdoor activities give preschoolers a look at how songbirds develop and grow. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 434-2167. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: MUSIC WITH CAITLIN: Imaginations blossom when kids up to age 6


Find club dates in the music section. OPEN JAM: Instrumentalists band together for a free-flowing musical hour. Borrow an instrument or bring your own. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 300. OPEN MIC: Singers, players, storytellers and poets entertain a live audience at a monthly showcase of local talent. Wallingford Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 446-2872.


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. THROUGH THE WEEDS: DISCERNING FACT FROM FICTION ON THE INTERNET: Nicole Calderone offers tips and tricks for sifting through information on medicinal herbs. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 224-7100.


PICKUP PICKLEBALL: Beginners and seasoned players get their hands on paddles and plastic balls to play the game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong. Cambridge Community Center, 7-9 p.m. $5. Info, 644-5028.


EDMUND DE WAAL: The ceramicist and poet talks shop in “‘I Placed a Jar’: Poetry, Porcelain and Place.” Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5007. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT COMMON READ STUDENT PANEL & DISCUSSION: Students and faculty tackle deep questions related to Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. SIEGFRIED MUST DIE! C.G. JUNG & THE SHADOW: AN EXPOSITION OF JUNG’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PATIENT, COLLEAGUE & ANIMA, SABINA SPIELREIN: Psychotherapist Peter Burmeister delves into how the apparent content of a dream may obscure, not inform, the unconscious psyche. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-3338.


INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT WORD: Students work with the word processor’s advanced features and customization options. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.




BOOK DISCUSSION: SEVEN DEADLY SINS: Lit lovers look closely at short stories from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, focusing on envy and anger. Kimball Public Library, Randolph, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 728-5073. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4. THE MOTH: CREEPY: SOLD OUT. Wordsmiths have five minutes to tell true tales inspired by a shared theme. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10; preregister; limited space. Info, 540-0406.

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BUSINESS PLAN BASICS & WORKING SESSION: Sessions with the center’s staff and volunteers help aspiring entrepreneurs get quick answers to business questions. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870. SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS: Champlain Valley SCORE helps potential purveyors make an educated decision on whether they are well-suited for entrepreneurship. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 879-8790.


COFFEE HOUR: Friends, neighbors and AARP Vermont volunteers catch up on upcoming activities and issues facing older Vermonters. Cups of coffee are free! The Skinny Pancake, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 951-1313. GREENER DRINKS: See WED.4. WHITE CANE SAFETY AWARENESS DAY: An experiential walk celebrates the achievements of blind


and visually impaired individuals. Burlington City Hall, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-7530.


COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247. COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.4.

Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. SCIENCE & STORIES: PUMPKINS: Little ones look into the life cycle of the orange, round squash. A take-home craft caps off the fun. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Regular admission, $11.50-14.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

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

GOOD MEASURE BREWING BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with local suds please palates. Proceeds support the Vermont Fresh Network. The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington, 6 p.m. $75; preregister. Info, 859-0888.







WEDNESDAY STORY TIME: From timeless tales to new adventures, books transport tots to another world. Phoenix Books, Essex, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.





GUIDED TOURS: See WED.4. OPEN MIC NIGHT: Feats of comedy, music, poetry and storytelling fill five-, 10- and 15-minute time slots. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info,







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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY’: A 2016 film focuses on the man behind the groundbreaking jazz music. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




ITVFEST: THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION FESTIVAL: TV fans and industry insiders converge for a four-day showcase of episodic programs. See for details. Various Manchester locations. $25-1,250. Info, 362-7200.


‘PASSION TO TEACH’: The teacher-student relationship is central to this educational documentary. A panel discussion follows. Jeffords Auditorium, Castleton University, social hour, 5-6 p.m.; film, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 468-1358. TOURNÉES FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Shown with English subtitles, La Noire de… follows a nursemaid from Dakar who finds herself trapped by her French employers. Room 111, Cheray Science Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.4.




‘DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!’: Audience members join the lovable cat on an interactive musical adventure in the tradition of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 6 p.m. $15-75. Info, 863-5966. HERBALISM CLASS SERIES FOR TEENS: See WED.4.



Find club dates in the music section. GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: The 19-member ensemble behind classic hits such as “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” interweaves elements of jazz into a swing-dance repertoire. Colchester High School, 7-9 p.m. $15-25. Info, 655-7593.


BULLET JOURNAL: Folks looking to boost their productivity transform notebooks into customized organizational tools. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH PLANT ENERGY & SPIRIT: John Lisnik guides attendees toward a deeper connection with flora. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12. Info, 224-7100.

LEGO CLUB: Kiddos ages 6 and up snap together snazzy structures. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.





READ TO DAISY: Budding bookworms join a friendly canine for ear-catching narratives. Brownell Library,

GARY SHATTUCK: The author provides historical context for a modern-day problem in “Lawyers, Opium and Rails: Exploring Vermont’s Early Courts, Drug Abuse and Railroad.” Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, open house and tours, 5 p.m., talk, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2308. IDEAS ON TAP: ‘VANDALS, VIGILANTES, OR VIRTUOSOS? THE HISTORY AND POWER OF STREET ART’: Professor David Mills confronts questions surrounding art in society. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406. MARIE MAUDE EVANS: The chief priestess offers a glimpse of the power behind Haitian altars in “Heat and Happiness in the Making of a Haitian Vodou God.” Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. Regular admission, $3-10; free for members, faculty, staff, students and kids 6 and under. Info, 656-0750. STEVE FACCIO: The conservation biologist spreads his wings in “What’s Up With the Birds,” an overview of results from a quarter century of monitoring. Waterbury Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.


INTRODUCTION TO HTML5 & CSS3: See WED.4. TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.4. TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Online photo storage becomes second nature during a class with Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


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ARCHER MAYOR: See THU.5, Norwich Bookstore, 7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 649-1114. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: See WED.4. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.4. ‘A LINK TO ANOTHER WORLD’: KELLY LINK: The author transports listeners to alternate universes with her works of magic realism. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, NOVEL MEDICINE BOOK GROUP: See WED.4. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.4. !


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ART & POTTERY IN MIDDLEBURY: Adult: Wed. evening: Mixed-Level Wheel. Mon. evening: Raku Pottery. Thu. evening: Mixed Media/ Pastels. Mon. evening: Chinese Landscape Painting. Mon. evening & Thu. morning: Oil Painting. Wed. morning: Oil/ Pastel Painting. Thu.: Night Drawing. Fri. afternoon: Playful Painting w/ Ink & Watercolors Workshop. Kids: After-School Clay Hand Building & Wheel, Art Around the World, Holiday Gifts. Location: Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7, Middlebury. Info: Barbara Nelson, 247-3702,, ARTS CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Watercolor with Ginny Joyner, Drawing 1 & 2, Zentangle, Pop-Up Cards, Acrylic Landscape, Calligraphy. Culinary Arts: one-night, hands-on classes where you eat well! Chinese Feast w/ Chef Jim, Italian Cuisine Feast w/ Chef Jim, Middle Eastern, Chocolate, Argentinian, Paella, Vegetarian, Fermented Foods, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Injera, Antipasto, Primo Piatto, Pasta, Apple Pie, Italian Cookies. Yum! Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,, FALL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: This workshop will focus on painting the vibrant colors of the fall landscape as well as creating light and shadow. Instructor Robert O’Brien. Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $110/person; $85/ members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@helenday. com,

ayurveda AYURVEDA INTEGRATION PROGRAM: This 200-hour training is ideal for yoga teachers, counselors, therapists, body-workers, nurses, doctors, wellness coaches, herbalists and anyone wanting to improve their own health and the health of their family. We will focus on integrating Ayurveda as lifestyle medicine for chronic disease, longevity and prevention. Kripalu School of Ayurveda approved, continue your education to become an Ayurvedic health counselor by transferring these hours to the Kripalu program.

See our website for more details. One weekend (Sat. & Sun.) per month, Feb.-Nov., 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 200-hour training (payment plan avail.). Location: Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, Williston. Info: 8728898,, AYURVEDIC HOME FACIALS: This class includes a basic introduction to Ayurveda and the benefits of treating your skin with plant-based formulas. We’ll conduct a face and neck massage and make our own face masks based on individual constitution. Leave feeling radiant and beautiful! Mon., Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Location: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont , Williston. Info: 8728898,,

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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. ABSTRACT PAINTING: Explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting through a variety of fun demonstrations and exercises designed to help you open up and work intuitively. Experiment with paint of your choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor) and a variety of other mixed media. Learn from fellow students and discuss techniques and ideas in a supportive setting. Beginners are welcome. Students are responsible for some materials (see materials list online). Thu., Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 a.m. No class Nov. 23. Cost: $225/ person; $202.50/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, ADULT WHEEL DROP-IN: Curious about the pottery wheel? Spend a Friday night with our pottery instructors learning the basics of wheel throwing with clay. This is a great introduction to our studio for those who don’t have time for an eight-week class or who

just want to have fun with other beginner potters. There is a $5 additional fee per clay piece to be kept, fired and glazed. No registration necessary, but space is limited. First come, first served. Groups larger than six people are encouraged to set up a private workshop. Ages 18+. Instructors: Alex Costantino, Alissa White & Kate McKernan. Fri., Sep. 22-Dec. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. No class Nov. 10 or 24. Cost: $10/person; $9/BCA members. Purchase drop-in card & get 6th visit for free! Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, BLACK & WHITE DARKROOM: Explore the analog darkroom and learn how to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and make silver gelatin prints. Class price includes film, paper and darkroom access during open-lab hours for the duration of the class. Bring your manual 35mm or mediumformat film camera to the first class. No experience necessary. Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt. Mon., Oct. 16-Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 20. Cost: $285/person; $256.50/ BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, COLOR FILM PROJECTS: Learn how to scan, edit and print your color film and receive feedback on your work in this introduction to working with color film in a digital workflow. Film scanning basics, editing techniques and printing on our large-format Epson archival color printers will be covered. This class will also explore ideas in contemporary photography through special readings, and we will discuss the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your work in supportive critique sessions. Tue., Oct. 17-Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. No class Nov. 21. Cost: $360/person; $324/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Students will create one-of-akind Halloween costumes that will blow away those storebought costumes and impress their friends. Cut, sew and craft your way to the best Halloween ever! Basic materials are provided; please bring two ideas of what you want to dress up as and any material or old clothes to help create your costume. Students must also bring a bag lunch and snacks. Parents are invited to a costume parade at 3 p.m. Registration required. Ages 6-12. Fri., Oct. 20, 8-3 p.m. Cost: $88/person; $79.20/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING: Learn how to tell a compelling story with your photographs! This class will introduce participants to the process of documentary storytelling and include discussions of subject

matter, composition, editing and story structure. Group discussion and critiques as well as shooting assignments, readings and writing exercises will give participants the opportunity to begin a new photographic project or refine works in progress. Film or digital photography acceptable. Prerequisite: Basic camera knowledge. Wed., Oct. 4-Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $180/ person; $162/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157,

DRAWING DROP-IN: Spend the evening with other local artists drawing a still-life or one of our experienced models. Figure model nights will be on the first and third Friday of the month; the remaining nights will feature a unique still-life set up to practice your drawing skills. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. No registration necessary. Ages 18+. Instructor: Carolyn Zuaro. Fri., Sep. 22-Dec. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. No class Nov. 10 or 24. Cost: $10/person; $9/BCA members. Purchase drop-in card & get the 6th visit free! Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, EARRINGS: Come check out the jewelry and fine metals studio by making your own silver earrings. Open to all skill levels. Class includes copper and brass, silver ear wire, and all basic tools. Silver can be purchased separately. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. Thu., Nov. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: $37/person; $33.30/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING: Expand your drawing vocabulary while you discover the possibilities of abstract drawing styles and compositions. Starting with direct observation of familiar objects and natural forms, learn how to use both traditional and experimental techniques to create drawings that have a strong visual impact and wealth of personal meaning. A variety of drawing mediums and sizes will be explored, with plenty of flexibility to incorporate individual visions. Some drawing experience is recommended. Wed., Sep. 20-Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $180/person; $162/BCA

members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, FAMILY WHEEL DROP-IN: Explore BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Try the pottery wheel or create amazing clay sculptures while our staff gives demonstrations. There is a $5 additional fee per clay piece to be kept, fired and glazed. No registration necessary, but access to wheels is limited. Groups larger than six people are encouraged to set up a private workshop. All ages. Instructors: Alex Costantino, Alissa White & Kate McKernan. Fri., Sep. 22-Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m. No class Nov. 10 & Nov. 24. Cost: $10/person; $9/BCA members; purchase drop-in card & get 6th visit free! Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, LINOCUT: In this three-week class, students will have the opportunity to create small designs with the relief technique of linoleum block printing. We will print these one-color blocks by hand or with the printing press, and then add color by experimenting with watercolor paints. This class is a fun opportunity to make cards, holiday gift tags or art to share, since we will have the chance to print multiples once you make your block. Please bring ideas or sketches (8” x 10” or smaller) to the first class so we can get started right away! Thu., Nov. 2-16, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $114/person; $102.60/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, MIXED-LEVEL DARKROOM: Refine your analog darkroom skills and receive feedback on your work in this supportive, project-based class. Guided sessions to help you improve your printing and film-processing techniques and discussion of the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your work will be included. Bring a portfolio of recent images to the first class. Prerequisite: Black & White Darkroom or equivalent experience. Thu., Sep. 21-Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $330/person; $297/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, MIXED-LEVEL JEWELRY: This is a less-structured, fine-metals jewelry class for students who would like to work on a specific project, brush up on their techniques or learn some new techniques with the aid of an instructor there to coach them. Open to all skill levels, but some experience is helpful for this open-style class. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. Wed., Nov. 15-Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 22. Cost: $136/ person; $122.40/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157,

MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL THROWING: Mixed-Level Wheel supports students across a range of skill and experience levels who have thrown on the wheel. This course is rooted in fundamentals and encourages individual projects. Demonstrations and instruction will cover centering, throwing, trimming and glazing, as well as forms and techniques determined by students. Class price includes your first bag of clay and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately. Wheel throwing experience required. Wed., Sep. 20-Nov. 8. Option 1: 9:30 a.m.-noon. Option 2: 1:30-4 p.m. Cost: $340/ person; $306/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, POTTERY DECALS: This onenight workshop will introduce students to the use of waterslide decals to add surface decoration to their ceramic art. Topics covered will include the history of ceramic decals, sourcing commercially printed decals, printing your own iron-rich decals, application of decals to pottery, firing and food safety. All decals and tools provided by BCA. Students are responsible for bringing their own glazed and fired pottery. Basic knowledge of working with clay is recommended. Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, THROWING SETS: In this fourweek class, students will be guided through the process of creating wheel-thrown sets. Topics will include making multiples of the same piece, stacking mugs and nesting bowls, and serving sets specific to a type of food or beverage, such as a sake bottle with matching cups or a coffee cup with saucer. This intermediate-level course is intended for students with proficiency in centering, throwing cups and throwing bowls. Thu., Nov. 16-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 23. Cost: $170/person; $153/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157,

computers COMPUTER WORKSHOPS AT THE LIBRARY: Learn a new technology skill at the Fletcher Free Library. We are offering workshops in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Additional workshops cover Intro to Computers, Facebook, iPhones, Google Drive and a 4-part workshop in HTML5/CSS3. Our workshops are designed for beginning and intermediate users in a supportive setting. Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Tue. & Wed., 5:30 p.m. 1.5-hour workshops. Location: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St., Burlington. Info: Robert Coleburn, 865-7218, rcoleburn@


craft ACCESS CRAFT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Pottery (six choices), Bowl Turning, Welding, Carving a Spoon, Rug Hooking, Three Types of Bracelet, Wool Dyeing, Three-Bag Sewing, Clothing, Pillows, Needle Felting, Quilting, Cake Decorating, Knitting. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,, ADULT: DRAWING FOUNDATIONS: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn the fundamental skills of observational drawing. Explore the technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations. Materials not included. Mon., Nov. 6-Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $217/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Develop the fundamentals of

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Further develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Wed., Nov. 8-Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m.; no class July 5. Cost: $300/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: PAINTING PRACTICE, LEVEL 1: Instructor: Neil Berger. Together we will explore painting as performance: a series of gestures more like a dance than

a marathon. We will look at pictures as holistic arrangements of shapes and colors instead of ‘subject matter’ and learn to trust the intimate, awkward and natural encounter with paint. Tue. Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $227/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@theshelburnecraftschool. org, WORKSHOP: GLASS ORNAMENT: Instructor: Sarah Sprague. In this three-hour workshop, students will learn how to cut, grind, foil and solder glass to make a lovely and festive hanging ornament to decorate a tree or window. Sat., Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35/ person. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School , 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: INK EXPERIMENTS: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Explore the foundations of drawing with ink while learning to have fun with the unpredictability of ink as a medium. Students will experiment with a variety of techniques and processes through hands-on demonstrations. Sun., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $100/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: STAINED GLASS: Instructor: Chris Jeffrey. For beginners and those who would like to brush up on their skills. Students will make two small panels and learn how to cut glass and how to put together and solder their panels using the copper-foil technique of stainedglass assembly. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 4 & 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $272/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


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,

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,,

design/build TINY-HOUSE WORKSHOP: A crew of beginners will help instructor Peter King frame and sheath a 16-foot x 26-foot tiny house in Shelburne Oct. 14-15. Plenty of hands-on experience. Tools provided; safety glasses required. On-site camping avail. Oct. 14-15. Cost: $250/workshop. Info: Peter King, 933-6103,


DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to

DJEMBE & TAIKO: Classes in Burlington, Hyde Park and Montpelier. Drums provided. Classes for adults (also for kids with parents) Mon., Tue. & Wed. in Burlington. Wed. a.m. or Friday a.m. in Hyde Park. Thu. in Montpelier. Most classes are in the evenings or after school. Conga classes, too! Visit our schedule and register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin; Moonlight Studios, 1670 Cleveland Corners Rd., Hyde Park. Info: 9994255,


family PARENTING YOU WORKSHOPS: Does your child push your buttons? Are you parenting defensively? Parents, you are definitely not alone! Discover the secrets to empowered parenting. Hint: It’s not about your child. Children benefit by how well parents know and take care of themselves. Kimberly Hackett, MA, LMHC is a parent coach, educator and writer who has developed a new model of parenting focused on parent leadership and personal growth. Space is limited. Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Montpelier; Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Burlington. Cost: $25/person. Info:


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Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis (NMSCH) announces 3 new Workshops NMSCH presents

Clinical Hypnosis Treatments for Teen & Adult ADHD & Comorbids: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ODD & PTSD Research and Practical Applications Workshop

October 20, 2017 Workshop 8:30am-5:00pm Holiday Inn, Burlington, VT Eligible: Licensed Health & Mental Health Clinicians, Educators & Graduate students in Education & Healthcare programs CEUs (pending) - MH Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers

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present two workshops

Basic Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis AND Intermediate, Skills & Applications of Clinical Hypnosis

at Okemo Mtn, Ludlow, VT November 10 - 12, 2017 Eligible: Licensed Health & Mental Health Clinicians & Graduate students CEUs (pending) - MH Counselors, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers

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é Hypnosis training helpful but not required

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ALLIANCE OF THE WILLING: CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT FOR CIVIC HYGIENE, A THREE-PART COURSE: Part III: Effective Agents of Change: Lessons from History. This course provides examples of several key change agents in recent history, illustrating how the principles involved in effective change get lived out in practical reality toward fostering civic hygiene. Included are discussions of some of the significant documents in the social transformation movement. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Wed., Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8 & 15; 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.



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ages. Beekeeping, Birding x 2, SAT Bootcamp, Memoir Writing, Mindfulness for Activists, Guided Imagery, Feldenkrais, Massage Therapy, Talks on: Lake Ice, VT Architecture, Donner Party. Also, Solar Energy 101, Bridge (2 levels), Mah Jongg, Behavior, Reiki, Herbals (3 choices), Juggling, Universal Recycling, Guaranteed. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,,


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CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE: Classical Indian Dance (Bharathanatyam) originates in southern India. Also referred to as artistic or natya yoga, this popular and very traditional dance is the oldest of all dance forms in India, dating back more than 2000 years. Practicing bharathanatya can increase energy and improve balance, flexibility, concentration and strength. Sundays starting October 8. Cost: $84/6-week series. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 540-0044,,

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,


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ADULT: DRAWING LEVEL 2: Instructor: Clark Derbes. Explore the foundation of drawing. Learn to depict objects, people, space and emotion. Using mediums such as graphite, charcoal, conte and ink, students will develop and expand drawing skills through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Instructor will also tailor classes based on student interest. Materials not included. Tue., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost: $227/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided, individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Tue., Nov.7-Dec.19, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $300/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,,


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hypnosis TEEN & ADULT ADHD AND CLINICAL HYPNOSIS: RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MAUREEN TURNER, MED, LCMHC, RNBC, LCSW: A Burlington-based psychotherapist/hypnotherapist specializing in ADHD and comorbids: addictions, anxiety, depression, OCD, ODD, & PTSD. Hypnosis training helpful but not required. Eligible: educators, licensed health & mental health clinicians & graduate students of same disciplines. Sponsored by Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 6.5 CEUs pending for LCMHC, psychologist & social workers. Fri., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn-Burlington, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. Info: 338-8040, TWO CLINICAL HYPNOSIS WORKSHOPS: BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS AND INTERMEDIATE SKILLS & APPLICATIONS OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS: Eligible: licensed health and mental health clinicians and graduate students of same disciplines. CEUs (pending): LCMHC’s, nurses, psychologists, social workers. American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) approved. Sponsored by Northeastern Society for Clinical Hypmosis ( Nov. 10-12, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Jackson Gore Inn, Okemo Mtn., Ludlow. Info: 338-8040,





language ACCESS LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. French (three levels), Spanish (five levels), Italian for Travelers, Beginning Mandarin (two levels), German (two levels). Low cost, hands-on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included w/ few exceptions. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,, access. 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 11th 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 ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL: Come to Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts. Join other thoughtful,

intelligent adults to learn and practice tai chi, kung fu, meditation and dynamic physical exercises. Maximize your mental tranquility and clarity, physical health and fitness, and self-confidence. For people who never thought this would be for them. Fri., 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-noon & noon-1 p.m.; Tue., 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class; $40/mo. (incl. all classes offered); $5/trial class. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 355-1301,,

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Cafe (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795,


MARTIAL WAY: Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in self-defense, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi. We have 14 different age and experience levels, so the training is always age- and skill-appropriate. Beginner or experienced, fit or not yet, young or not anymore, we have a class for you! days and evenings; see website for schedule and fees. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester, Colchester. Info: David Quinlan, 893-8893,, VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian jiujitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian jiujitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ certified black belt sixth-degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations!. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

ACCESS CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Beekeeping, Birding w/ Maeve Kim (3 choices), Lake Ice, Edible/medicinal Plants, Odonates, Growing Mushrooms, Hoof Health, Animal Communication, Tree ID, Backyard Astronomy, Cat Behavior, Herbals (3 choices), Soapmaking, Homesteading. Guaranteed. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 4827194,, access.

photography CAMERA CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Digital Camera: iPhone Photography, Nature Photography, Intro and Intermediate to Digital Photography, Intro to Digital Darkroom. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvsdvt. org,

spirituality ECKANKAR: DREAMS & SOUL TRAVEL: Dreams and Soul Travel offer a way to connect with inner truth and find answers to our questions. Have you had a significant dream or an out-of-body experience? In this open forum for sharing spiritual experiences, try a spiritual exercise for your next step in healing the mind, body and heart. Mon,, Oct, 16, 1.5-hour workshop. Location: Eckankar Center, 95 College St., Burlington, VT. Info: 800-772-9390, eck-vermont@,

tai chi BEGINNER TAI CHI IN BURLINGTON: At Long River Tai Chi Circle, we practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37

posture Yang-style form. The three pillars of our study are Form, Sensing Hands and Sword. Patrick is a senior instructor at Long River in Vermont and New Hampshire and will be teaching the classes in Burlington. Starts Oct. 4, 8-9 a.m. Open registration through Oct. 25. Cost: $65/ mo. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405,, SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902,

well-being ACCESS CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Core Strength, Weight Training, Weight Bearing & Resistance Training, Ski & Snowboard Fitness, Yoga (six choices), Swing or Ballroom w/ Terry Bouricius, Hip-Hop for Kids, Hip-Hop for adults, Jazzercise Dance Mix, Voice-Overs, Guitar (two Levels), Mandolin, String Band, Ukelele, Bagpipes, Singing from the Sacred Heart, Mindful Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, Emotions/Health, & Juggling. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included. Full descriptions available online. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,, access. WELLNESS RETREAT WITH CES!: Earn CEs from George Russell, Cynthia Wood, Annie Powell and Dale Montelione Grust during a November weekend getaway! Topics include scoliosis, ortho-bionomy, hip and knee pain, dermatology, and therapeutic anti-aging face and neck treatments. Join us for a fun, soothing, relaxing and educational weekend with discounted rates! Register at Nov. 11-12. 4-16 CEs avail. ($100-$350). Location: Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd., Fairlee. Info: 5520217, education@amta-vermont. org, YOGA & RECOVERY GROUP FOR FOLKS LIVING W/ LYME DISEASE: Join as we practice gentle restorative poses suitable for all levels. Afterward, join the discussion as we share and support one another on the often confusing and isolating journey to wellness while living with lyme disease. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up or find more information at Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. By

donation. Location: Laughing River Yoga, The Chase Mill, 1 Mill St., Burlington.

yoga BALANCE YOGA CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS: Offering a variety of yoga classes & wellness workshops to meet individual needs for beginners to experienced yogis seeking to deepen their practice. Our welcoming community offers support to experience and explore yoga, meditation, sound therapy and bodywork. First class free for Vermonters. See website to schedule private/ group sessions. See website for daily class information. Cost: $15/drop-in class; $130/10-class card; $70/5-class card; $120/ monthly unlimited; workshop costs vary. Location: Balance Yoga, 840 W. Main St., Richmond. Info: 434-8401, balanceyogavt@, EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical Therapy offers yoga classes for everyone from beginner to expert. Choose from a wide variety of drop-in classes, series and workshops in Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Gentle, Vigorous, Yoga on the Lake, Yoga Wall, Therapeutics, and Alignment. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642,

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

$18/class; $140/10-class card; $15/class for student or senior; or $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,, RAILYARD YOGA STUDIO: Railyard Studio welcomes you to classical yoga, meditation and healing offerings! Dharma Yoga with Amy: Tue., 5:30-6:45 p.m. Kundalini Yoga with Mansukh: Tue., 7-8:15 p.m.; with Sukhpran: Thu., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Clearing Subconscious Kundalini Yoga with Sukhpran: Sun., 5:30-7 p.m. Upbeat Yoga (new!) with John: Wed. 5-6:30 p.m. Sacred Sound Sanctuary with Melinda: Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pranayam benefit workshop with Sukhpran: Fri., Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Healing Arts Fair: Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. Details about healing appointments on our website. See website for schedule. Location: Railyard Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 318-6050, railyardyoga@gmail. com, SANGHA STUDIO | NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Sangha Studio builds an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga. Free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs are offered at 17 local organizations working with all ages. Join Sangha in both downtown Burlington and the Old North End for one of their roughly 60 weekly classes and workshops. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, SOBER YOGIS: Are you looking for support on your path through sobriety? Join others in a safe environment to develop supports in your life to keep you on track toward your goals. Sober Yogis is designed to support your yoga practice and enhance your recovery. Participants of all ages and levels of fitness in sobriety may participate. Mindfulness practices continue to gain notoriety for their ability to assist individuals in recovery with retaining sobriety. Participants take yoga class five days and attend one group therapy session per week. Those who complete this over 8-weeks will receive a month of unlimited yoga. The teaching staff will guide you through the practice with care and accuracy. Sober Yogis offers rolling admissions. Watch Ted Talk “On the Mat to Recovery” by Sara Curry. Cost: $200/8-weeks. Location: Queen City Bikram Yoga, 40 San Remo Dr., South Burlington. Info: 489-5649,,

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SD: Hey, now. I think we need to change the subject. AT: We’ll smoke weed when no one’s around. SD: OK, seriously. Cool it, man. AT: Not going down that road. SD: Thank you. I appreciate that. AT: Bom bom diggy. SD: So, I understand you’re now living in Germany. How are things going in Europe? Between Brexit, the Catalan independence movement and frequent terrorist attacks, there’s been quite a bit of upheaval lately. AT: Hell is ’round the corner.

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hen I heard Tricky was an outsider. So was I. And that gave me coming to perform in comfort during times when I thought I Vermont, I dropped was truly alone. what I was doing and I thought about reaching out to texted one of my best friends from Tricky’s publicist for an interview. To high school. We were huge fans of the speak to an artist I’ve admired for so trip-hop pioneer during our formative long would be truly mind-blowing. And years and spent many maybe a little scary. But I nights bonding over the didn’t have to; his people British rapper’s gravelly reached out to us, and voice, sample-heavy a phone interview was production and overall scheduled. Unfortunately, avant-garde weirdness. something came up for We planned to be front him at the last minute, and and center on Thursday, Thaws was unavailable to TRICKY October 5, when Tricky chat. Bummer. Such is the was scheduled to headlife of a superstar. line the Higher Ground Ballroom in I would have loved to find out what South Burlington. drives an oddball maverick like Tricky. What I’ve felt for Tricky is more than But, with no chance of talking on the admiration. When I first started listening phone, I was forced to rely on his lyrics to his early masterpieces — Maxinquaye, for this “conversation.” Pre-Millennium Tension and Angels [Update: Just prior to press time, Seven With Dirty Faces — I was only 15 years Days learned that Tricky had to cancel his old. I may not have understood all of the performance at Higher Ground. Refunds nuance and complexity of the Bristol- will be reissued at the point of sale. He is born musician’s work — especially still set to perform on Friday, October 6, at the cultural and political references, the Théâtre Fairmount in Montréal. That which are numerous and a huge part of performance is sold out, so if you’re one of his lexicon. But I did understand one the ticket holders, lucky you. Now, back to thing: Tricky, born Adrian Thaws, was my faux interview.]


SEVEN DAYS: Tricky! It’s amazing to speak with you after listening to your work for so many years. ADRIAN THAWS: Let’s just talk a little. SD: Um … OK. How are you feeling? AT: I can’t feel. It’s like I’m dead. SD: Yikes. That sounds rough. AT: When you get older, your body won’t look so good. SD: True that. The ravages of time, am I right? AT: Time isn’t real. SD: Uh, sure. So, I discovered your music right around the time I started driving. AT: I can picture it now — you in your car. SD: Exactly. Your music was the soundtrack to more than a few, shall we say, wild nights back in my high school days. AT: Hear my voice, and you get a buzz. SD: Yes, that was usually how it worked — although sometimes it was the other way around. AT: Long as you get a buzz.

SD: You’re telling me. We’ve got myriad problems in the U.S., as well. AT: Don’t like the police ’cause they kick and they punch. SD: You can say that again. How do you cope with all the systemic problems in the world? AT: First I scream, then I cry. SD: That’s it? Can you elaborate? AT: The constant struggle ensures my insanity. SD: Well, that’s a bleak outlook. AT: What do you want me to do? SD: I don’t know. I guess I thought you’d have some advice or something. AT: Wait for the crash. We’re not built to last. SD: What do you mean by “the crash”? How do we prepare for it? AT: It’s not my cross to bear. SD: Yeah, but you brought it up. Is it simply a matter of being informed? AT: You can read and read ’til your eyes fucking bleed. SD: True. But I think you’re taking it a little too far. AT: You think I’m crazy? It doesn’t faze me. SD: Maybe we should stop talking about politics. AT: Here we go with the games, now. SD: Do you find time to keep up with the latest in the music and entertainment industries? NAKED AND FAMOUS

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It’s a week of firsts for both Higher Ground and the Vermont music scene in general. On Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, HG hosts dunk!USA, the South Burlington club’s first-ever on-site, indoor music festival. The twoday mosh is the first stateside edition of the annual dunk!festival in Zottegem, Belgium, which focuses on all things “post-” — post-metal, post-punk and, most notably, post-rock. Father-and-son team LUC and WOUT LIEVENS founded the European dunk! in 2005 and are set to bring it back for a 13th year next spring. South Burlington resident DAVID ZEIDLER, known for his ongoing Cinema Casualties horror film screening series, is largely responsible for orchestrating the American edition. The gore enthusiast writes for the online music magazine Arctic Drones, which specializes in a number of genres, but most especially the kind of styles represented at dunk!. In spring 2016, Arctic Drones published an article highlighting the

most-anticipated post-rock festivals in the world — all of which were in Europe. Zeidler yearned for something similar to dunk! a little closer to home, and reached out to the Lievenses for advice on how to make his dream a reality. As luck would have it, the founders were looking to expand dunk! to the States, and, after some negotiating, the Belgian fest found a home in the 802. Attendees can move freely between the HG Ballroom and Showcase Lounge all weekend. Chicago-based “postpost” band PELICAN headline Saturday, with support from EMMA RUTH RUNDLE, ASTRONOID, TIDES OF MAN, THIS PATCH OF SKY, RANGES, APPALACHES, ZHAOZE, OF THE VINE and locals SAD TURTLE. Also hailing from ChiTown are Sunday’s headliners, RUSSIAN CIRCLES. Opening acts that day include JUNIUS, ARMS AND SLEEPERS, COASTLANDS, the END OF THE OCEAN, PRAY FOR SOUND, SET AND SETTING, AU REVOIR, THISQUIETARMY, UNCONDITIONAL ARMS and KYOTY. Additionally, the Monkey House in Winooski hosts a pre-dunk! minishowcase on Friday, October 6. Joining Burlington’s GHASTLY SOUND, SAVAGE HEN

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and KIEFCATCHER are Austrian postrockers LEHNEN and Detroit-based shoegazers MAN MOUNTAIN. It’s worth singling out both Rundle and Zhaoze. Rundle is a guitarist with the Los Angeles post-rock bands RED SPAROWES and MARRIAGES. She’ll be the only female-fronted act on the dunk! bill. And Zhaoze, who hail from Guangzhou, China, will travel the farthest to be here. The tricky thing about adding “post-” to a well-established genre is that sometimes musicians and fans alike disagree about what exactly qualifies a project to sport a fancy, hyphenated descriptor. These contentious discussions usually rely on naming well-known bands as a point of reference. (Try it for yourself! Ask a knowledgeable music fan to describe the specific sounds of post-punk and see what kind of a non-answer you get.) Given that Zeidler is a local authority, we asked him to take a stab at describing post-rock. “Any [genre] that has ‘post’ before it can be difficult [to describe] because it’s not necessarily that thing,” he responded cryptically while sipping coffee at Burlington’s Muddy Waters. “Post-rock isn’t necessarily just rock. Post-punk isn’t punk. [The genres] start with a concept and branch out. So, you’ll have bands like BLOOD BROTHERS and AT THE DRIVE-IN and THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES that are post-punk, but they don’t sound like each other.” “It’s the same thing with post-rock,” he continued. “What you tend to see are extended compositions [with] a strong focus on creating a soundscape. A lot of times there isn’t a singer, so you’re not going to have a verse-chorus-versechorus-bridge-chorus structure. I feel like the composition tends to be more artistic, because you have to create some sort of narrative that doesn’t involve vocals and words.” In an email, Zeidler emphasized “cathartic crescendos” as integral to post-rock architecture. Given its generally wordless nature, it’s one of the least prescriptive rock genres and can be quite transcendental. And, you know, totally righteous. Visit and for additional info.

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ARTSRIOT: Rocketshop Live with Gestalt, Hannah Hoffman (indie), 7 p.m., free. CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Ray Vega and Son De Los Montes (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

Heart and Arrow Formerly of the duo Brown Bird, MorganEve Swain founded the

SUSHI YOSHI (STOWE): Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 5 p.m., free. HUNTRESS

AND HOLDER OF HANDS after her husband and musical partner, David Lamb, passed away in 2014. She carries over

some of the dreamy, folk-inspired influence from her previous project and injects a gloomy haze of ennui and gothic, string-based metal. From light and airy to dark and demonic, her compositions come to life with a full band, which includes cello, ukulele and upright bass. The group’s debut album, Avalon, dropped in September. The Huntress and Holder of Hands perform on Thursday, October 5, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. EDT and local experimentalist WREN KITZ add support.

middlebury area

MONOPOLE: Fertile Soil, Life on Saturn (folk), 9 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Horseshoes & Hand Gernades, Kitchen Dwellers, Mountain Ride (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $12.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): The Brother Brothers, Oliver the Crow (Americana, klezmer), 8 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Reagh Greenleaf Jr. with Gyspsy Reel (folk, Irish), 7:30 p.m., free.


RADIO BEAN: DJ Two Sev (eclectic vinyl), 4 p.m., free. Ensemble V (free jazz), 7 p.m., free. Michael Wagner (experimental folk), 9 p.m., free. Ben Clark and the Long Shadows (folk, alternative), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Myra Flynn featuring Dave Grippo (neo-soul), 4 p.m., free. Rick Redington & the Luv (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Old Sky (Americana), 7 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. LGBTQLOL (queer standup), 9 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. Robert Morgan Pirate Rants (sea shanties), 8 p.m., donation.

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

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



ARTSRIOT: The Huntress and Holder of Hands, Wren Kitz, EDT (post-metal, Americana), 8:30 p.m., $12/14. CLUB METRONOME: Signal Kitchen and Hope All Is Well present Pile, Kal Marks, Belly Up (post-hardcore), 8 p.m., $10/12. DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free.

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JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Crywolf, Guthrie Galileo (electro-pop, R&B), 8:30 p.m., $15.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Ralph White (psych-folk, country), 7:30 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: TPR, BREN, Grease Face (punk), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

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

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

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



ZENBARN: Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas (acoustic), 8 p.m., free.

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

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LOCALFOLK SMOKEHOUSE: Open Mic with Alex Budney, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Anna Lombard and Kenya Hall (indie soul, funk), 9 p.m., free.


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AT: MTV moves too fast. I refuse to understand. SD: Oh, right. I forgot how much disdain you have for celebrities and the cult of sycophants who surround them. AT: They stress me, test me, vex me. SD: But surely there must be some envelope-pushing artists you admire. What about Kanye West?

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

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Punk Rock Karaoke with Sean Preece, 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Broccoli Samurai, Montronic (electronic, jam), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

PHO NGUYEN: Karaoke with DJ Walker, 8 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: The County Down (pub songs, Americana), 7 p.m., free. Tyler and Ryan (rock covers), 9 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: DJ Chia (house), 4 p.m., free. Drew Jameson (blues, bluegrass), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Aaron Lucci Quintet (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Jukebox: A Warehouse Chamber Music Project, 7:30 p.m., $5-125. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Tricky, In the Valley Below (triphop, punk), 8:30 p.m., $20/23. MONKEY HOUSE: Walker Adams and David Bailis (psychedelic, jam), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Colin McCaffrey and Friends (folk), 6 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: David Langevin (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation. Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 8 p.m., donation.

SIDEBAR: Mal Maiz (cumbia), 10 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Auguste and Alden (rock), 7:30 p.m., free.

MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Rory Scovel (standup), 7 p.m., $15-27.

MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free.

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THE RESTAURANT AT EDSON HILL: Thursday Night Music Series (eclectic), 6:30 p.m., free.

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

AT: That one fronts — braggin’ on his stunts.

SD: Uh … go on. AT: Everybody wants a record deal.

SD: I mean, sure. He’s definitely a bit of a peacock. But, if nothing else, he’s an excellent producer. AT: That shit don’t impress me.

SD: OK, fine. Let’s change the subject. Again. What does it feel like to start out in life with basically nothing and then become a cultural icon? AT: It’s a long way from Knowle West to Hollywood.

SD: So, what is it then? No one lives up to your expectations? AT: Everybody wants to be just like me. SD: In what way? AT: I’m naked and famous.

SD: What was it like growing up in the Knowle West district of Bristol? AT: When I was a young kid, I had greed. I wanted money and weed.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Dan Ryan (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: 33 1/3 Anniversary of the ‘Cultural Bunker’ featuring Melo Grant, Big Dog, Sexfly, Luis Calderin, Nat Woodard, Es-K with Konflick, S.I.N.siZZle, Jarv, Learic (eclectic, hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Xenia Dunford (jazz), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Strangled Darlings (indie folk), 7:30 p.m., free. Walker Adams and David Bailis (psychedelic, jam), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Phantom Airwave, the Van Burens, Umbel (funk, rock), 9 p.m., $5. FRI.6

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SD: You actually lived in LA for a while. Was every night a nonstop party? AT: You watch too many films … for real. SD: Maybe I do. ! Contact:

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Attention, vinyl lovers: A new record store called Autumn Records just set up shop in Winooski. The boutique vinyl emporium, located on East Allen Street at the top of the Winooski traffic circle, opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, September 30. Seven Days caught wind of the thenforthcoming music hub this summer when a mysterious Instagram account announced the store’s impending arrival. The name Autumn Records was vaguely familiar. We wondered, Didn’t local experimental music guru GREG DAVIS once operate a record label with that same name? He did indeed. Davis founded the CD-R label in his DePaul University dorm room 20 years ago. It turns out that he’s the new shop’s proprietor. “The whole idea and plan came into motion in November of last year,” he told Seven Days from behind the counter of his new business. Davis had his eye on the ’Noosk from the beginning. That’s because, with Pure Pop Records, Speaking Volumes and Burlington Records — the last of which employed Davis for several years — the Queen City is pretty much at capacity in terms of record stores. The avant-garde composer signed the lease on the Onion City space in July and began moving in about a month ago. The shop is sparsely decorated but well stocked with an ample supply of cross-genre discs. Blond wood and exposed brick give it a modern, urban feel. Stereo equipment, cassette tapes and an adorable, pint-size selection of CDs are also available.




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RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. DJ Ryan Kick (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Fox & Fern (folk, soul), 7 p.m., free. Ro Colegrove (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Tundrastompers (rock), 10 p.m., $5. Blowtorch (punk), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: ESPN Presents Ryan Rusillo’s Campus Tour (live radio broadcast), 1 p.m., free. Gneiss (rock, jam), 8 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5. SIDEBAR: Cam Will (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Steady Betty (ska, rocksteady), 9 p.m., $5. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Rory Scovel (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: The Suitcase Junket, Upstate Rubdown (Americana), 8:30 p.m., $10/12. MONKEY HOUSE: Dark Star Project (Grateful Dead tribute), 5 p.m., free. Young Epoch presents Pre-dunk!USA Showcase featuring Ghastly Sound, Savage Hen, Man Mountain, Lehnen, KiefCatcher (metal), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.




ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Duel (rock), 5 p.m., free. Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Skrizzly Adams (Americana, hip-hop), 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: DJ Dakota (hip-hop, soul), 9 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Scott Graves and Chris Martin (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. DEMENA’S: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Nancy Smith (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. FLPSide (rock covers), 9 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation. Red Hot Juba (cosmic Americana), 9 p.m., donation.


EL TORO: Blue Fox (blues), 6:30 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free.

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caught between influences. On his Facebook page, he lists great composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass as inspiration, as well as mavens of modern

HIGHER GROUND: dunk!USA featuring Russian Circles, Junius, Arms and Sleepers, Coastlands, the End of the Ocean, Pray for Sound, set and setting, Au Revoir, thisquietarmy, Unconditional Arms, KYOTY (post-rock), 2:30 p.m., $55/95.

pop and rock including Neko Case, Cat

MONKEY HOUSE: Jenny Besetzt, Bison (post-punk), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

Power and Björk. Swing developed an ear


for classical music when he first took up the

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam, 10 a.m., free. Bleecker & MacDougal (folk), every other Sunday, 11 a.m., free.

bow at age 4. But on his latest album, And the Heart, he tempers his symphonic tendencies with electronic elements, such as analog

SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

synthesizers, drum machine and plenty of

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reverb. Catch Wes Swing on Tuesday, October

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

10, at Radio Bean in Burlington.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Satta Sounds (reggae), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Amanda Rock (hits), 9:30 p.m., free. HATCH 31: The Big Pick (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: UNDUN (rock covers), 9 p.m., $3.

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TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: John Smith and Jenn Croteau (rock), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE RESTAURANT: Carol Hausner, Jonathan “Doc” Kaplan and Donovan Delabruere (roots, traditional), 7 p.m., free.

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MONOPOLE: Ol’ Dirty Ditches String Band (folk, bluegrass), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Auguste and Alden (rock), 8:30 p.m., free.



BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Paul Asbell (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: Matt the Gnat and the Gators featuring Ms. Saxy (narrative-noir), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Dan Blakeslee and Eric George (contemporary instrumental), 7 p.m., free. GoldenOak (indie folk), 9 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Humble Digs (psych-pop, folk-funk), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: AliT (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Swimmer, the Fritz, Lee Ross (rock fusion, electronic), 9 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: AM Radio (Americana), noon, free. Waves of Adrenaline (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Kris Gruen, Jim and Sam (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Keepers of the Vibe (hip-hop, R&B), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: The Joe Moore Band (blues), 3 p.m., free. Good Lord the Liftin’ (blues, jazz), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (hits), 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. SIDEBAR: Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): The Mangroves (rock, funk), 8 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Ryan & Slim (rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Rory Scovel (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

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AUTUMN RECORDS: Autumn Records Grand Opening Party featuring DJs Taka, Cre8, Matthew Kloss, Matty Parillo, Ian Doerner (vinyl DJs), 10 a.m., free. HIGHER GROUND: dunk!USA featuring Pelican, Emma Ruth Rundle, Astronoid, Tides of

Man, This Patch of Sky, Ranges, Appalaches, Zhaoze, Of the Vine, Sad Turtle (post-rock), 2:30 p.m., $55/95. MONKEY HOUSE: Near North (Album Release), Black Rabbit, the Mountain Says No (rock), 8 p.m., $5/10. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Jeff and Jess (rock), 5 p.m., free. Son of a Gun (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: The Owl Stars (folk), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. ’60s Sing-Along Fundraiser, 6 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Tigerman Woah (Americana, punk), 9 p.m., free. DEMENA’S: Rachel Eddy (traditional, old-time), 7:30 p.m., $15. ESPRESSO BUENO: Julia Kate Davis (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free. FEMCOM (standup), 8:30 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: DJ REKKT, Abstractivve (EDM), 9 p.m., $3. SWEET MELISSA’S: The Brevity Thing (rock, folk), 9 p.m., donation.


EL TORO: Mark LeGrand (honkytonk), 6:30 p.m., free.

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HOSTEL TEVERE: The Tsunamibots, the Brand New Luddites, COPOUTS, Time Out Timmy (surf-punk), 7 p.m., $5. ZENBARN: ONE over ZERO (funk, hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

HATCH 31: Strangled Darlings (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Second Half (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. The Brother Brothers, Oliver the Crow (Americana, klezmer), 10 p.m., $5.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Third Shift (rock), 7 p.m., free.

MONOPOLE: Joey Agresta, Adrian Aardvark, Doomf*ck (pop, experimental), 10 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Supernatural (rock), 9:30 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Walker Adams and David Bailis (psychedelic, jam), 8:30 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: Saint Pé, Crocodiles (rock), 8 p.m., $10/12. CLUB METRONOME: Signal Kitchen Presents Mandolin Orange, Kate Rhudy (country, folk), 8 p.m., $15/17. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 8 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Clare Byrne (singer-songwriter), 11 a.m., free. Maple Street Six (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Andrew Stearns (Americana), 4 p.m., free. Josh Field (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Ginger Libations (jazz fusion), 9:30 p.m., free. Spacekace (indie rock), 10 p.m., free. OroborO (experimental rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: DJ David Chief (dance), 11 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation.


MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Scuba Party with Special Guests (live electronica, jam), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Julie Cira (folk, alt-country), 7 p.m., free. Paul Bergmann (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. The Mountain Carol (indie, electro-pop), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Robbie J (dance), 7 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 8 p.m., free.

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, Last Word, Sol Messiah (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $20/22/65. MONKEY HOUSE: Erin CasselsBrown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free.


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



CLUB METRONOME: EchoTest featuring Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio), Deaf Scene (rock), 8 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

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Franklin County power trio Near North took their sweet time releasing a fulllength album. They dropped their debut EP, Get Loud, back in 2012 and followed it two years later with another EP, On the Rafters. You’d think their first LP would offer a wholly new collection of songs, but Most Every Night is essentially an exercise in cleaning house. In addition to some newer cuts, the record pulls a selection of older, previously unrecorded material from the band’s back catalog, as well as a peppy reinvention of its first EP’s title track. Flirtations with country, punk and surf-rock buoy the group’s chunky alt-rock sound. Vocalist John Nicholls sings with the fervor and desperation of a young Bruce Springsteen. Hooks are


competition for Vermont Single of the Year with “Good About You.” Swap Nicholls’ vocals for Belinda Carlisle’s, and the song could easily be a long-lost cut from the Go-Go’s 1984 record Talk Show. On more than one occasion, the instruments completely drop out, putting emphasis on the giddy-as-hell hook: “I feel good good good / Good good good about you!” The reinvention of “Get Loud” trades the original’s slow, gently swung beat for an up-tempo, ska-inspired rhythm. Surf chords distance it from the old version’s down-home vibe. Most Every Night is not a perfect record. Certain songs have melodies that tend to hover around a small grouping of notes (sometimes just one note), and a couple of tracks feel interchangeable. But memorable choruses and unbridled intensity eclipse any monotony these shortcomings elicit. Most Every Night is available at Near North celebrate their album release on Saturday, October 7, at the Monkey House in Winooski.

full of conceptual tracks, it isn’t a concept album about his new life; he’s got too much else on his mind. So, what separates an “imaginary rap band” from a standard-issue rapper/ producer? For starters, the incredible melodic range. Tracks such as “Lumps” demonstrate that Wool See can produce intricate, orchestrated hooks and sound as well as any indie band on a major label today. He also drops some single-worthy Auto-Tune for the chorus of “Sideways,” nailing the space where EDM and modern R&B overlap. The music is impressive, but it never overshadows the hiphop fundamentals. This dude can really rap. He’s so consistently creative, it’s hard to name standout performances. Still, album closer “Everything Goes Dark…” might be just that, spotlighting Wool See’s agile flow and meticulous wordplay. The center of this album, though, is the title track. It’s an emotional journey that builds slowly and hits hard. Wool See cuts a perfect balance between baring his soul and remaining opaque, with a performance so strong that you could

easily miss the intricacy of his rhymes. The beats here absolutely earn the “one-man band” claim. Wool See makes musical, constantly shifting soundscapes — equal parts Radiohead and Flying Lotus. The album is packed with ideas, and all of them work. The mastering touch of Zebulon Dak makes it a treat to listen to, as well. This album bangs with huge dynamic range. Leaving / Left is the work of an experienced, talented songwriter. Wool See’s lines are spare and artful and reward repeated listening. Every song here is carefully layered, giving listeners a lot to chew on. From celebrity culture to the role of alcohol in the music business to the gentrification of Portland, the album is the journal of a busy, hungry mind. It remains to be seen how Wool See’s music will evolve from here, but evolve it will. As he states at the end of “Lumps”: “I do this shit to fight depression, not exist in the spotlight.” Sounds like he should fit right in here. Wool See’s Leaving / Left is available at Wool See performs on Thursday, October 19, at Anthill Collective’s Third Thursday at the Monkey House in Winooski. Local rapper Jibba “the Gent” and Portland, Maine’s Brzowski open the show.










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Leaving / Left is the fourth album from Wool See, a self-described “imaginary rap band” created by rapper and producer IAME. While Vermont usually specializes in nurturing homegrown talent and watching them leave, IAME is a recent arrival from Portland, Ore. He was an established commodity in the hip-hop scene there, as a member of two of the city’s iconic rap crews: Oldominion and Sandpeople. As IAME, his catalog was already five albums deep — and that’s not even getting into his collaborative work. Rarely has the 802 hip-hop scene received an artist so accomplished or fully formed. This latest album is heavily shaped by IAME’s life-changing move across the country. Adjusting to the Northeast Kingdom can’t be easy after growing up in a metro area with more than two million people. Yet while Leaving / Left is

anthemic and utterly singable; guitar tones are dialed in to perfection. Despite its piecemeal inception, the record feels cohesive. And it rocks. Hard. The opening track, “Come Kiss Me,” burns like a five-alarm fire. A scintillating guitar lick serves as tinder for the blaze, and Nicholls’ distressed voice pours gasoline all over it. Drummer Chris MacKinnon and bassist Joe Schmidlen arrive shortly thereafter for a volcanic eruption of feedback and thrashing ferocity. “Saved” is a contemplative, perhaps self-deprecating, midtempo march. Psychedelic, reversed guitar lines unfurl over four-on-the-floor beats and metallic riffs. The track shows off the trio’s dynamic range, both in terms of production and songwriting. It’s fierce and full-blown at its peak but also reverts to a somber space for Nicholls’ quiet yearnings. They probably didn’t realize it, but Near North have entered the unofficial

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FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free. THE GRYPHON: P’tit Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Dan Liptak Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Megan Rice (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free. Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Joey Keough (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: DJ Lee J (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Wes Swing (chamber-pop, electronic), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Jukebox George & the Last Dimes, 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: DJ A-RA$ (dance), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 7 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: BTV Unplugged (folk), 7 p.m., free. Ron Stoppable (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Anna Lombard and Kenya Hall (indie soul, funk), 9 p.m., free.

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

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


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

NECTAR’S: Kelly Ravin (country), 7 p.m., free. Nate Reit and Friends play Trombone Shorty, Brickdrop (funk), 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+.

middlebury area

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


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outside vermont

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

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CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free.

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JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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

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RED SQUARE: The High Breaks (surf), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Old Sky (Americana), 7 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Songs in the Key of Slink (improv), 9 p.m.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Blue October, the Score (alternative), 8 p.m., $25/28.

MONKEY HOUSE: 22 Long Riffs, Comrade Nixon, Pissant (punk, hardcore), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation.

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

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

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

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MONKEY HOUSE: Dougie Poole, Bong Wish, Full Walrus (country, electronic), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

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“Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,” Fleming Museum of Art



Gallery view of Cuban Santería birthday altar by William Zapata


ust past the entrance of the Fleming Museum exhibition “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic” stands a vitrine containing a leather whip, a choker with a heart-shaped rhinestone padlock, and a plastic “male chastity device,” all made in the early 2000s. For a show of religious art and objects created by Africans, African slaves and their descendants, this reference to the sexualized Western notion of the “fetish” might seem cheeky at best, strange and inappropriate at worst. As one delves into the gallery and its abundance of contextualizing labels, however, it becomes clear that complex and exciting arguments about the fetish, race, slavery and reclamation are at the heart of the exhibition. The chief force behind those arguments is J. Lorand Matory, a scholar of West African and African diasporic religions and a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University. His book The “Fetish” Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make is forthcoming in 2018. The professor offered a talk of the same name at the University of Vermont last week. On display at the Fleming is a vast range of spiritual objects drawn from Duke University’s Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic

collection. Among them are vessels such as a pink Cuban Santería soup tureen, sequined Haitian vodoun bottles and flags, and a full Nigerian outfit for possession by the god Şàngó. Though these are parts of syncretic spiritual practices that evolved geographically as distinct entities, every work shares an ancestor in Yorùbá. This religion of West African origin is devoted to a pantheon of spirits known in English as orishas. The Fleming offers several laminated charts featuring

the various names of these deities in Yorubaland, Cuba, Brazil and Haiti. While many objects are clustered by themes, such as “slave spirits” and “gender in the Black Atlantic,” four sitespecific altars anchor the exhibition. At the gallery entrance stands a “bóveda” altar in the style of Cuban and Puerto Rican practitioners of Spiritism. Matory himself constructed this altar, which includes framed photographs of his and his wife’s ancestors, small personal objects such as a toy car and a souvenir bell, a Bible and fresh flowers. A Haitian vodoun altar and a Yorùbá altar have been installed farther back in the gallery. The former includes five brilliantly colored sequin flags, or drapo, depicting vodoun deities known as Iwas, or Loas. Exhibition text explains that some of these deities are also saints in Roman Catholicism, a faith simultaneously followed by many vodoun practitioners. The Cuban Santería/Ochá House of the God Elegguá from the South Bronx Haitian altar also displays several

sculptural objects called pakèt kongo. These are considered to be living gods, made specifically for Matory by Haitian Chief Priestess Marie Maude Evans from cloth bundles of various ingredients wrapped in exuberant fabric, ribbons and feathers. (Evans will conduct a Haitian vodoun ceremony at the museum on October 12.) Occupying an entire gallery niche, from floor to ceiling, is a Cuban Santería birthday altar, or “throne,” made by William Zapata. Vibrant blue fabric provides the backdrop for a family of elaborate beaded vessels, each constructed for a particular orisha with corresponding colors and objects. For example, fragments of coral adorn the vessel of the god/goddess of deep waters, Olocun. This is not, of course, the first time African and African-descended religious objects have appeared in a museum. What distinguishes this show from others, Matory contended at his recent talk, is that historically most or all of these objects were “killed” first. The European practice of stealing and exhibiting African religious art, he said, is one of collecting the “wooden carcasses of African gods.” When Europeans began trading in African slaves in the late 1400s, Matory writes, they described Africans as worshippers of “fetishes,” or objects to which supernatural powers are ascribed.



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“Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,� on view through December 16 at the Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, in Burlington.






The term implied a sense of That brings us back backwardness; Europeans saw to the BDSM gear at the Africans’ veneration of their show’s entrance, where exreligious objects as evidence hibition text points out that the that they were misguided, enactment of sexual fetishes barbaric and less than frequently takes the form of human. a master-slave relationship. Later, both Matory pointed out that Sigmund Freud “white middle-class popuand Karl Marx adopted lations dress themselves in “Pakèt Kongo for Ogouâ€? the term “fetishâ€? to by Marie Maude Evans black skinsâ€? to enact such indicate an incorrect power play, referring to the assignment of value — popularity of black leather sexual fetishes for Freud in BDSM practices. With this in and “commodity fetishismâ€? for Marx. mind, the “tender and terribleâ€? religious Their racist assumption, Matory said objects on view tell a story not only of in his lecture, was that to fall prey to spiritual survival through slavery but such thinking of a centurieswas to be “just long history of as foolish as an the interplay Africanâ€? who of objects and doesn’t underracialized power stand why or relations. how “fetishesâ€? In contrast actually hold with traditional power. But, he said, worshippers of such exhibits of such objects, Matory considobjects and the gods they represent “are ers the altars in “Spirited Thingsâ€? to highly articulate about how gods are be living embodiments of spirit. As he made — they told his audiliterally say that ence at UVM, they are making “The gods you a god.â€? will meet in the Seen in this gallery have light, the spiribeen fed — in tual artworks Burlington — on view testify and they’re to the agency alive.â€? In this and resilience sense, the of black populaprofessor is tions oppressed engaged in for centuries reanimating by white and reconsidEuropeans. ering spiritual Indeed, the traditions for sheer quantity a general audiof types of obence. Mats and jects speaks to instructions Flag (Drapo) for Lasirèn practitioners’ are provided by Yves Telemak talent for emfor visitors who bodying their wish to honor gods and keepthe orishas. ing them alive in a multitude of ways. As Matory said at his lecture, “If you Exhibition text indicates that many of want to see the orishas, you will have to the materials, such as cowry shells and prostrate yourself.â€? ! rum, were initially exchanged for slaves, making their use a form of reclamation. Contact:

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! DANA TALMO & GRACE WILSON: An exhibition of works by the local artists. Reception: Friday, October 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. October 6-31. Info, 8656223. Cavendish Gallery & Collective in Burlington. ‘DARK MATTER’: Annual exhibition featuring works relating to the unseen, the existential and the dark, juried by Christy Mitchell. Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-9 p.m. October 6-28. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.

! ‘OFF THE WALL’: Works by more than 20 members of the Milton Artists Guild. Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-8 p.m. October 6-31. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington. ! ‘PHISH IN THE NORTH COUNTRY’: An exhibition

of posters and show flyers to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the WaterWheel Foundation, the charitable partnership of Phish and their fan community. Gallery talk with Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro: Saturday, November 4, 1-3 p.m. October 7-December 30. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington.

VIKTORIA STRECKER: “Anamnesis,” an evolving, site-specific installation made using a 3D pen by the Dusseldorf-based artist. October 10-November 4. Info, Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.

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! KEILANI LIME: Minimalist mixed-media works

by the Stowe artist. Reception: Sunday, October 8, 4-6 p.m. October 5-January 2. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.

! ‘OF LAND & LOCAL’: The fifth annual collaboration of the BCA Center and Shelburne Farms, featuring works by 16 new and returning artists who are continuing last year’s focus on watershed. Reception: Thursday, October 5, 5-8 p.m. October 5-29. Info, 865-7166. McClure Education Center, Shelburne Farms.


! CRAIG MOONEY: “Green Mountain State of




Mind,” paintings of pastures, cities and seascapes. Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. October 4-December 29. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

! NICK NEDDO: “Primeval Pigments,” works created using primitive skills from tools and materials including fibers, furs, berries, beeswax, mud, sticks and stones. Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. October 4-December 29. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier. ! ‘SHOW 21’: The collective gallery showcases the

latest works by its contemporary artist members, as well as drawing, printmaking and sculpture by Alisa Dworsky. Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-8 p.m. October 6-November 18. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier.

! YVONNE STRAUSS: Whimsical folk paintings in acrylic and watercolor, inspired by the natural landscape and its woodland creatures. Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-8 p.m. October 6-31. Info, 223-1981. The Cheshire Cat in Montpelier.

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! LYN DUMOULIN: “Places of the Heart,” watercolors by the Middlebury artist that reflect her passion for nature and outdoor activities. Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m. October 6-November 12. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

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JOAN CURTIS: “Living With the Earth,” three collections of paintings by the Brandon artist. October 8-31. Info, Rutland City Hall.

! ‘NETWORKS: THE CRACKERJACK ART OF CHUCK WELCH AND THE FE’MAIL’ CONSPIRACY’: Mail art contributed by Chuck “The Cracker Jack Kid” Welch and hundreds of artists from more than 20 countries, as organized by Tara “Sinclair Scripa” Verheide. Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-8 p.m. October 9-November 8. Info, galleries@castleton. edu . Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University.

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! ‘CAPE COD MODERN HOUSES’: Original Basswood models and photographs of the Cape’s endangered modern houses, presented in collaboration with the Cape Cod Modern House Trust (CCMHT). Reception: Saturday, October 7, 4-6 p.m. October 7-15. Info,, . Towle Hill Studio in Corinth. EN PLEIN AIR EXHIBITION & ART SALE: An exhibition and sale of works created during the previous week’s En Plein Air Painting Festival. October 7-14. Info, 359-5000. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee.

! LOIS MASOR BEATTY & MAUREEN O’CONNOR BURGESS: Prints by the local artists. Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. October 6-November 30. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.


! ‘PHOTOGRAPHS BY LAURA GILPIN AND HER CIRCLE: GERTRUDE KÄSEBIER, CLARENCE H. WHITE, AND CLARA SIPPRELL’: Early 20th-century photographs by the noted photographer and her friends and acquaintances. Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 7-December 30. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.

ART EVENTS 2017 STEAMROLLER PRINT SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT SHOW: Public Works Press features an exhibition of large relief prints and monoprints made by participants in the 2017 Steamroller Printmaking Workshop. On display one night only for an affordable silent auction to benefit art programming at King Street Center. Karma Bird House Gallery, Burlington, Friday, October 6, 5-9 p.m. Info, 999-0655. ANDREW SUITS POP-UP: “out of the woOds,” a collection of hand-cut, wood-veneer drawings and spray-painted works by the local artist, who goes by soOts. Salaam Boutique, Montpelier, Friday, October 6, 4-8 p.m. Info, ARTIST TALK: MELORA KENNEDY & HANNAH MORRIS: The artist-members of the cooperative gallery discuss their works and process. Kennedy speaks and fields questions from 7 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Morris from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The Front, Montpelier, Wednesday, October 11, 7-8 p.m. Info, 272-0908. BCA SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: Shop handmade works by Vermont artists and artisans, in conjunction with the Burlington Farmers Market. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 865-7166. BLUEBIRD FAIRIES: Emily Anderson offers readings using her singular oracle deck, as well as cards and other artworks. ArtsRiot, Burlington, Friday, October 6, 5-10 p.m. Info, ‘CONNECTION: THE ART OF COMING TOGETHER’ CLOSING RECEPTION: Meet some of the artists in this exhibit that explores the idea of artists’ networks and communities, and features paintings, photographs, prints and fiber art. Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, Friday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. Info, 828-3291. ‘DOES IT MOVE? THREE SCULPTORS EXPLORE KINETICS’: David Stromeyer, Meg Walker and George Sherwood share their work and explore how each of their practices explores movement, actual and implied, in a panel moderated by Margaret Coleman. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, Saturday, October 7, 2 p.m. Info, mcoleman@

‘Does It Move? Three Sculptors Explore Kinetics’

Three sculptors come together at the Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg this Sunday, October 7, to discuss how motion interacts with their practice and works. George Sherwood of Ipswich, Mass., perhaps mostexplicitly infuses his sculpture with motion; his outdoor works let metal, light and wind meet and play, for mesmerizing results. David Stromeyer, founder and director of CHSP, creates massive geometric constructions of colorful steel. Meg Walker of Charlotte has been driven since the early ’90s to create the sense of flying with static materials. Pictured: “Memory of Fibonacci.” TALK: EARLY AMERICAN WALL MURALS BY RUFUS PORTER: Decorator Polly Forcier offers a brief history of artist, musician and inventor Rufus Porter, whose painted walls are on view at the museum. Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, Saturday, October 7, 4-6 p.m. Info, 754-2022. EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL: The third annual event featuring artist workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and more. For full schedule, visit Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee, Through October 6. Info, ESSEX ART LEAGUE MEETING: Essex-area art lovers gather for a business meeting and guest artist presentation. First Congregational Church Essex, Essex Junction, Thursday, October 5, 9-11 a.m. Info, 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, October 6, 5-8 p.m. Info, 264-4839. GUEST ARTIST RECEPTION: The collective gallery celebrates works by Richard Gallione, Carrie Cahill Mulligan, Judith Osler, Phillips, Bonita Bedard and Shawna Sherwin of Honey Light Candles. Collective — the Art of Craft, Woodstock, Saturday, October 7, 3-5 p.m. Info, 457-1298. ‘INTERPOSE’ ARTISTS’ TALK: Artists with work in current exhibition “Interpose” speak about their work, process and the themes that bring the show together. New City Galerie, Burlington, Friday, October 6, 8-9 p.m. Info, 735-2542. ‘THE LIGHT AROUND US’: An interactive, educational exhibition exploring the physics of light and how we see it. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, October 7-May 2. Free with museum admission. Info, 649-2200. ‘LOST AND FOUND’: An “art treasure hunt” instigated by Vermont artist DJ Barry, in which he places stenciled woodcuts in various locations, free to those who find them in exchange for paying it forward. Find the artist on Facebook for clues. State of Vermont, Wednesdays. Info, djbarryart@gmail. com. 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, second Tuesday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info,

OPEN FIELDS GREAT GOOSE EGG AUCTION AND EGGSHIBITION: One of the most eggcentric biennial auctions in New England features ovoid works of art by artists from around the world, including many children’s book illustrators, available at auction to support Open Fields School in Thetford. Preview starts at 4:30 p.m. during First Friday; doors open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for the 1 p.m. auction. Phone and absentee bidding available at Newberry Market, White River Junction, Friday, October 6, 4:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 785-2077. OPEN STUDIO: PATRICK DUNFEY: The White River Junction painter welcomes the public to his studio as part of the town’s First Friday events. Patrick Dunfey Studio, White River Junction, Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m. Info, POP-UP: MIDDLE EASTERN TEXTILES: Mouawia Bouzo and Deborah Felmeth offer tribal rugs, vintage carpets and kilims from Syria, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Iran. Northern Daughters, Vergennes, Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 877-2173. ‘QUILTING IN THE LAND OF MILK & HONEY’: Biannual quilt show organized by the Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild, featuring approximately 100 quilts, vendor booths, raffle, projects by local children and Quilts of Valor. Middlebury Recreation Facility, Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Info, ‘SITETIME: CORDWOOD’ OPENING: Celebrate the launch of this long-term sculptural installation by Erika Senft-Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken and Michael Zebrowski. The work will evolve over two years, guided by the cycle of cordwood. Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, Montpelier, Friday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. Info, 828-3291. ST. ALBANS DOWNTOWN ART WALK: Visit local artists, galleries and arts organizations. Various St. Albans locations. Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 527-7243. TALK: EDMUND DE WAAL: The ceramic artist and award-winning author of The Hare with Amber Eyes offers “’I placed a jar’: poetry, porcelain and place.” He discusses recent projects in Vienna, Berlin and Los Angeles, how family stories interweave with his artistic practice, why collecting matters, and why white is a difficult color. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Tuesday, October 10, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-5007.


TALK: ‘HEAT AND HAPPINESS IN THE MAKING OF A HAITIAN VODOU GOD’: Priestess (Manbo Asogwe) Marie Maude Evans offers a glimpse of the power behind the paket kongo altars of Haiti, as well as some background in advance of her public Burlington ceremony. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m. Info, 656-0750. TALK: ‘IDEAS ON TAP: VANDALS, VIGILANTES, OR VIRTUOSOS? THE HISTORY & POWER OF STREET ART’: Champlain College professor David Mills speaks about the transgressive practices of street artists. ArtsRiot, Burlington, Wednesday, October 11, 7 p.m. Info, TALK: MELORA GRIFFIS: The New York-based artist talks about her work and process, in conjunction with her current solo exhibition, “beyond all walking.” 571 Projects, Stowe, Friday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. Info, TALK: EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING: Champlain College assistant professor Lisa Soros will give an overview of modern generative design technologies, highlighting applications to art and design along the way and asking: To what extent can and should technology be integrated with the creative process? Champlain College Art Gallery, Burlington, Wednesday, October 4, 7-8 p.m. Info, 804-972-5693. THREE SCULPTORS EXPLORE MOTION: David Stromeyer, Meg Walker and George Sherwood share their art and, in a panel discussion, explore how each one addresses movement, actual and implied, in their work. Program director Margaret Coleman moderates. Meet the artists and share your thoughts over refreshments. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, Saturday, October 7, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 512-333-2119. TINTYPE PORTRAITS: Photographer Jeff Howlett offers portraits made using the process popular in the 19th century. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $50. Info, WESTON CRAFT SHOW: The 34th annual juried exhibit of Vermont artisans, featuring works in basketry, ceramics, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, paper, fiber, leather, mosaics, pastels, sculpture, wearable art and wood. Weston Playhouse, Friday, October 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info,


ART HOP GROUP SHOW: An exhibition of works by more than 35 area artists. Through November 30. Info, 859-9222. VCAM Studio in Burlington. BILLYBOB: Works by the art team consisting of William Coil and Robert Green. Through October 31. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

FALL EXHIBIT: ONE Arts and ArtShape Mammoth present works in a range of disciplines by Ann Barlow, Wendy Copp, Barbee Hauzinger, Winnie Looby, Lyna Lou Nordstrom and Ted Wimpey. Through October 31. Info, artshapemammoth@, Flynndog in Burlington.

LAUREN STORER: “The Magic of Cuba,” photographs taken in Cuba in March 2017 by the local photographer. Through November 26. Info, 503-7666. Black Horse Gallery in Burlington.

! NORTHERN VERMONT ARTIST ASSOCIATION: An exhibition of works by association artistmembers. Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-8 p.m. Through October 31. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery @ Main Street Landing’s Union Station in Burlington. ‘PAPER LANTERNS’: The Peace Paper Project and Gowri Savoor collaborate in this residency and workshop series culminating in a monumental illuminated sculpture made from handmade paper and bamboo. Through October 7. Info, dheffern@ Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.

! SOUTH END ART HOP ORIGINAL JURIED WINNERS CIRCLE SHOW: Works by winners of the South End Art Hop juried show, selected by New York gallerist Asya Geisberg: Jeffrey Robbins, Eleanor Lanahan and Teresa Celemin, with people’s choice winner Patrick Krok Horton. Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-8 p.m. Through November 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. STEVE SHARON: Abstract paintings by the Vermont artist and musician. Through October 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee in Burlington. UVM ALUMNI SHOW: Fifth annual showcase of works by former students. Through November 1. Info, 656-3131. Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, University of Vermont Dudley H. Davis Center in Burlington. ‘VIBRANT VERMONT’: Paintings of the Vermont landscape by Bruce Conklin, Jennifer Hubbard, Susan Larkin, Phil Laughlin and Julia Purinton. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center in Burlington.

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‘BIRDING BY THE NUMBERS’: Twenty-four artworks by 23 area artists consider the relationship between ornithology and math. Through October 31. Info, 434-2167. Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. ‘THE HISTORY OF RACING IN MILTON’: An exhibition about the town’s role as a Chittenden County stock-car-racing hot spot. Through October 31. Info, 363-2598. Milton Historical Society.

‘CELEBRATE!’: Member artists of SPA are invited to share their work in a show on all three floors during the holiday gift-giving season. Deadline: October 13. Show dates: November 15 through December 28. For more info and submission guidelines, see studioplacearts. com/calls-to-artists. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Members free, nonmembers $10. Info, 479-7069. ‘A CELEBRATION OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS’: We welcome submissions of photography for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Kat Kiernan. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: October 16. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. $35 for one to five photographs; $6 each additional. Info,

‘GOLDEN’: Submissions relating to aging, broadly conceived, are invited for a January exhibition.Traditional and nontraditional media, 2-D and 3-D works and small installations are welcome. Deadline: December 9. For details and to submit, see calls-to-artists. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Members free, nonmembers $10. Info, 479-7069. ISLAND ARTS GALLERY: Inviting artists interested in showing works at the community gallery to submit materials. Applications must include an artist statement and/or biography, medium and up to five high-quality digital images. Accepted artists will receive a month-long exhibition in 2018. Interested artists should email Deadline: October 31. Island Arts Gallery, North Hero. Info, ‘JEEZUM CROW, IT’S NOVEMBER!’: Lyndonville Downtown Art Revitalization Team invites all artists, sculptors and makers in all mediums to create work focusing on our entry into the transitional month of November. Work could include

‘IMPRESSIONS OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN & BEYOND’: New paintings by Helen Nagel, Ken Russack, Athenia Schinto and Carolyn Walton. Through December 30. Info, 985-8223. Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne. ‘PIECED TRADITIONS: JEAN LOVELL COLLECTS’: Historic bedcovers gathered by the Californiabased collector and longtime friend of the Shelburne Museum. Through October 31. ‘SWEET TOOTH: THE ART OF DESSERT’: An exploration of the American appetite for sweets and its impact on modern visual culture. Through February 18, 2018. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. KATRA KINDAR: “The Inside Outcome,” watercolor paintings by the local artist. Through October 31. Info,, Village Wine and Coffee in Shelburne. ‘MULTIPLES’: Works by photographers from around the world, juried by William Albert Allard. Through October 8. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. TONY CONNER: Landscape watercolors by the Bennington painter. Through October 8. Info,, Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

our unofficial state bird, the Jeezum Crow, as well. Art will be exhibited all month in various locations throughout the village of Lyndon, with an Art Walk brochure indicating exhibit locations. For details and to submit, email Deadline: October 27. Village of Lyndonville. Info, melmelts@ ONE TAYLOR STREET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT: The City of Montpelier is seeking proposals from a Vermont artist or team of artists for a major public art installation. Elements of Montpelier’s history and ethos should be key inspirations for the work. To view the request for proposals, visit Deadline: November 1. Montpelier City Hall. Info, POP-UP ART SHOP: Seeking local artists and artisans to vend works at this annual holiday sale October 31 to December 22. All work sold on commission basis and must be made by Vermont resident. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: October 6. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier. Info, 262-6035. RIVER ARTS PHOTO CO-OP PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: Welcoming photography submissions from all photo enthusiasts involved with the River Arts Photo Co-op. Contest participants must attend at least one Photo Co-op meeting to qualify. Each photographer may enter up to three digital photographs. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: December 17. River Arts, Morrisville. Info, 802-888-1261.


‘ROCK SOLID XVII’: An annual showcase of stone sculpture and assemblage by area artists. ATHENA PETRA TASIOPOULOS: “Amended,” stitched collages by the recipient of the 2016-17 SPA studio residency. MOLLY BOSLEY: “We’re All Fine Here,” contemporary papercut works. Through November 4. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.

! ‘CONNECTION: THE ART OF COMING TOGETHER’: An exhibition featuring 17 Vermont artists and focusing on the artist as an individual participating in a network of artists. Curated by Ric Kasini Kadour. Call ahead to confirm gallery availability. Closing reception: Friday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. Through October 6. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. ‘EXPLORERS OF NORWICH’: An exhibition exploring the lives of Norwich University alumni who shaped and changed the U.S. during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. Through June 30, 2018. Info, Info, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield.


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FRANK DEANGELIS: Paintings by the self-taught Burlington artist. Through October 15. Info,, Revolution Kitchen in Burlington.

IVAN KLIPSTEIN: Original drawings of the Old North End, created for the artist book Emerald Moon Over Dirty Lake. Through October 31. Info, biffwisco@, Barrio Bakery in Burlington.

CALL TO ARTISTS: PLEASED TO MEET YOU!: This 2018 show will bring to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the nonhuman variety, whether based on folklore, ancient myths, wild imagination or a memorable dream. Any medium welcome. Deadline: February 2. For more info and submission guidelines, see studioplacearts. com/calls-to-artists. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Members free, nonmembers $10. Info, 479-7069.

CITY OF BURLINGTON FLAG COMPETITION: Seeking design submissions for a new Burlington city flag. The winning design will receive a $250 honorarium, one-year membership to Burlington City Arts and a flag of their design. Submitters must be a resident of Burlington or own a Burlington business. For details and to submit, visit btvflag. Deadline: October 15. Burlington City Arts. Info, akrebbs@burlingtoncityarts. org.


DAVE KENNEDY: “A Stranger Stands Here,” large-scale collaged constructions that question perception and the line between image and object. DIANA AL-HADID: An exhibition featuring the Syrian American artist’s monumental sculpture “Phantom Limb,” accompanied by large-scale wall works and Mylar drawings. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington.

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

THE BURLINGTON BEAT: The Burlington Beat invites submissions for its second online issue, scheduled for mid-October, including art, poetry, prose and more. The first issue and submission guidelines can be found at Deadline: October 25. Various Burlington, Montpelier & Barre locations. Info, theburlingtonbeat@gmail. com.


CORRINA THURSTON: “Animals in Colored Pencil,” more than 30 works by the wildlife artist Corrina Thurston. Through October 26. Info,, 383-1505. New Moon Café in Burlington.

INNOVATION PLAYGROUND EXHIBIT: An exhibit celebrating lifelong play and its role in sparking technological, social and artistic innovation in our community. Features giant blue blocks, virtual galaxies, a cardboard spaceship and a fully equipped maker space. In partnership with Champlain College Emergent Media Center and Generator. Through January 15, 2018. Free with admission or ECHO membership. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.




‘HERBERT BARNETT: VERMONT LIFE AND LANDSCAPE, 1940-1948’: An exhibition that reexamines the contribution of this midcentury modernist painter through the subject matter and time period in which his distinctive style found its greatest expression: Vermont landscapes of the 1940s. Through December 15. ‘SPIRITED THINGS: SACRED ARTS OF THE BLACK ATLANTIC’: An exhibition featuring objects from the Yorùbá religion of West Africa, as well as Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santería, Brazilian Candomblé and Caribbean Spiritism. These faiths emerged from the practices of enslaved Africans who blended their ancestral cultures with that of their captors. Through December 16. Info, 656-0750. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington.


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‘FABRIC OF OUR LIVES’: An exhibition featuring a wide variety of textile art by regional artists. Through November 21. Info, Grange Hall (Berlin).

realm of fiber collage, the Long Island City artist has for years used appropriated textiles and her sewing machine to craft clever, irreverent

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

narrative scenes. Her solo show “Of Gods & Men” at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H., presents a large collection of these works, which allow visitors to become acquainted with Marks as a storyteller and an artist. Many of her larger pieces make use of mass-produced tapestry

JENNI BEE: Ink drawings and “fuzz monsters” by the local artist. Through October 31. Info, 229-9416. Montpelier City Hall.

reproductions of Renaissance paintings. “And She Cast a Spell to Bind Him to Her” (pictured), for example, recasts Vermeer’s “The Lacemaker”

MARGE PULASKI & HELEN RABIN: Paintings and studies by the Vermont artists. Through November 3. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. NIKKI EDDY: Paintings by the Vermont artist. Through November 15. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex. ‘REFUGE: VERMONT ARTISTS RESPOND’: Works by Vermont painters and sculptors that explore the concept of refuge, including themes of family and community, natural habitat, home and place, sleep and dreams, food and sustenance, spiritual pursuits and the making of art itself. Through October 8. Info, 223-6613. The Kent Museum in Calais. RENÉ SCHALL: “New England Stone Portraits,” paintings of rocks by the Vermont artist. Through December 15. Info,, 476-2131. Morse Block Deli in Barre.

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‘SKETCHES IN PERFECTION’: Paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Through October 27. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RACE, GENDER, IMMIGRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT’: Twenty-one Vermont artists exhibit works addressing these themes in clay, paper, painting, stone, assemblage, metal and drawing. Through October 9. Info, janetvanfleet@ TERRY ALLEN: “Taking It to the Street,” color photographs of protest demonstrations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Vermont. Sales to benefit Migrant Justice and Planned Parenthood. Through October 10. Info, Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College in Plainfield.


‘ART OF THE SELFIE’: An exhibition featuring work by Andy Warhol, Suzy Lake, Carrie Mae Weems, Marina Abramovic, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and emerging artists who explore the expression and transformation of self-images and identity. Curated by Sarah McCutcheon Greiche. MICHAEL ROCCO RUGLIO-MISURELL: “Enough to Divide a Room,” a solo exhibition of recent sculptures and prints by the Berlin-based artist. Through November 11. Info,, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. CHARLIE BLUETT: “Elements,” abstract-expressionist paintings by the Westfield artist. Through October 15. KATHLEEN KOLB: “Thin Places, Long Light,” paintings of Ireland and Vermont by the Lincoln artist. Through October 15. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. ‘LAND & LIGHT & WATER & AIR’: Annual juried exhibition featuring more than 100 landscape paintings by New England artists. Through November 5. Info, ‘LEGACY COLLECTION 2017’: Works by 19 living and 14 deceased artists whose art continues the legacy of Alden and Mary Bryan. Through December 23. DENNIS SHEEHAN: A solo exhibition of more than 20 of the artist’s landscape paintings. Through November 5. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. ‘EXPOSED’: The 26th annual multi-site exhibition of outdoor public sculpture, curated by Rachel Moore.

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as a lonely wizardess constructing some company for herself. Through October 6. Through October 21. Info, Various Stowe locations. ‘A STITCH IN TIME’: Quilts, samplers and embroidery work created by women in the 18th and 19th centuries. GROUP EXHIBIT: The third annual group exhibition, featuring works by Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr., Renee Greenlee, Phil Herbison, Jen Hubbard, Jean O’Conor, John Sargent, Kent Shaw, Rett Sturman and Homer Wells. Through October 20. Info, Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. LAUREN ROSENBLUM: “Flora, Fauna & Fiber,” luminescent fiber art by the Long Island artist. Through October 20. Info, 253-7767. Stowe Craft & Design. MELISSA FAIRGRIEVE: “Coastal Excavation,” a thesis exhibition featuring large, multiple-piece works in oil and graphite on paper. Through October 20. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. MELORA GRIFFIS: “Beyond All Walking,” new and recent work by the New York City-based artist. Through October 14. Info,, 881-0418. 571 Projects in Stowe. TREVOR CORP: Recent paintings and prints by the Wolcott artist. Through October 6. Info, 635-2727. Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

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‘MULTI-MEDIA MANIA’: First annual non-juried exhibition of fine art and quality custom crafts by Vermont artists and artisans. Through October 14. Info, 496-6682. Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. ‘ORDINARY TIME’: An exhibition of works by Maine painter Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture by Boston artist Anne Lilly, curated by Stephanie Walker of Walker Contemporary. Through October 22. Info, 617-842-3332. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield. PAMELA DRUHEN: “Seasons,” mixed-media thread paintings by the Vermont artist. Through October 15. Info, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. ‘TRANSITIONS: REALISM TO ABSTRACT’: An exhibition featuring a wide range of works by Valley Arts artists. Through October 21. Info, 496-6682. Vermont Festival of the Arts Gallery in Waitsfield. ‘WAXING ARTISTIC: ENCAUSTIC AND COLD WAX BY THREE ARTISTS’: Works utilizing wax by Alice Cheney, Kate Fetherston and Kathy Stark, demonstrating three different approaches to the medium. Through October 27. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.


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! ‘THE ART OF WORD’: Mixed media, collage, installation and paintings by six Bristol artists: Rachel Baird, Reagh Greenleaf Jr., Lily Hinrichsen, Basha Miles, Annie Perkins and Karla Van Vliet. Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. Through November 30. Info, ARTSight Studios & Galleries in Bristol. ‘THE COLOR OF WATER’: Works by 40 member artists that reflect on Vermont’s blue natural spaces. Through October 15. Info, 877-3850. Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. ‘DRAW ME A STORY, TELL ME A TALE’: Paintings, illustrations, photographs and completed books by 18 contemporary Vermont children’s book authors and artists. Through January 13, 2018. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. ETHAN HUBBARD: “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters,” a retrospective of the photographer’s work in Vermont. Through January 6, 2018. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. ‘A STORY OF ART’: GIFTS AND BEQUESTS FROM CHARLES MOFFETT ’67 AND LUCINDA HERRICK: Organized by assistant professor of history of art Carrie Anderson and her students, this eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings and sculpture tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. ‘LAND & LENS: PHOTOGRAPHERS ENVISION THE ENVIRONMENT’: A comprehensive survey of photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s collection, featuring some 70 images that address environmental appreciation, concern or activism. Through December 10. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art. PATRICK SHOEMAKER: “The Strong and The Weak,” a solo exhibit of paintings inspired by mythology and lore, rooted in American history and folk art. Through October 15. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes. ‘THE SOVIET CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION’: Highlights from the museum’s holdings of Russian art, including photographs, luxury items by Fabergé and a recently acquired Soviet poster. Through December 10. Info, 443-5258. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. ‘YOURS IN THE CAUSE: FACES OF RADICAL ABOLITION’: Rarely seen historic photographs depicting 14 pre-Civil War-era abolitionists, chosen for their ties to the Robinson family as documented in letters, account books and broadsides, which are


also on view. Through October 29. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.


FACULTY EXHIBIT: Pottery, photography, paintings, prints and more by Jennifer Baker, Kevin Bubriski, Valerie Carrigan, Christine Schultz and Karen Swyler. Through October 28. Info, 287-8398. Feick Arts Center in Poultney. KERRY FURLANI & RICHARD WEIS: Sculpture and slate carvings by Kerry O. Fulani and figurative abstract paintings of Richard Weis. Through October 28. Info, Info, 287-8398. Feick Arts Center, Green Mountain College in Poultney. NORMA JEAN ROLLET: “Portraits of the Vermont Landscape,” paintings by the Middlebury artist. Through October 31. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. SCULPTFEST2017: Guest curator Whitney Ramage selected sculptural and video installations for this annual exhibit, this time responding to the theme “The State of Hope.” Artists include Jessica Adams, Lila Ferber, Charles Hickey, Yasunari Izaki, Kate Katomski, Tom Kearns, John Morris with Maya Murphy, Gary Parzych, Rick Rothrock, Ryan Smitham and Joanna Sokolowska. Through October 22. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland. SUSAN BULL RILEY: “Natural Affection,” paintings inspired by Vermont’s natural landscape. Through October 28. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

champlain islands/northwest ‘BORDER CROSSINGS’: Tim Brookes’ “Endangered Alphabets” wood-panel carvings and Deborah Felmeth’s collection of handwoven Syrian rugs and kilims. Through October 8. Info, 355-2150. GreenTARA Space in North Hero.

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‘ART ON THE FARM’: An outdoor exhibition of sculpture curated by Edythe Wright, featuring works by Michael Barsanti, Ria Blaas, Rachel Gross, Lisa Kippen, Anne Mapplebeck, Murray Ngoima and Brenna Colt, Otto Pierce and Daniel Weiner. Through October 7. Info, Fable Farm in Barnard. ‘THE FRUITS OF TIME: HEIRLOOM APPLES, THEN AND NOW’: Using photographs, illustrations, historical interpretation and compelling narratives, this exhibit explores the story of heirloom apples and shows how to bring old trees back into production. Through October 15. Free with $6 admission. Info, 765-4288. Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford. LANDARTLAB 2017: An exhibition of site-specific work by Mary Admasian, Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nera Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti and Jeffrey Simpson. Curated by Jay Mead and Meg Brazill, this is an extension of SculptureFest; both sites connected by walking trail. Children are welcome. Pets must be on a leash. Through October 31. Info, 457-4552. King Farm in Woodstock.

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ANN YOUNG: Oil portraits of local people and scenes of the New York subway. Through October 19. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: An exhibition exploring the myriad forms and associations connected to these ordinary objects. Through May 1, 2018. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.

! ‘BORDERLINES’: Four Northeast Kingdom artists reflect on gender, culture, politics and




‘BOREAL FEAST’: A group exhibition of paintings, collages, photographs, sculptures, textiles and more that examine the fantastic and highlight the beauty of northern forests. Through October 31. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. W. DAVID POWELL: “Curiosities of History and Science in the Old World and New,” collages, digital prints, tapestries, paintings and assemblages by the Underhill artist and professor. Through November 18. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.

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‘HOPE AND HAZARD: A COMEDY OF EROS’: A group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl featuring some 65 artists and more than 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures. Artists include Tracy Emin, Nicole Eisenman, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Jason Rhoades, Hannah Wilke and many more. ‘READY. FIRE! AIM.’ AT HALL ART FOUNDATION: Joint exhibition curated by former BCA curator DJ Hellerman, inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art-collecting philosophy. DAVID SHRIGLEY: A solo exhibition of roughly 25 works by the British artist, including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture. Through November 26. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.

JOANNE RUSSO: “Win, Lose or Draw: My Journey Through Cancer,” drawings by the Vermont artist. Through October 13. Info, Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. SUSAN OSGOOD: “Mapping the Unknown,” a solo exhibition of monotypes, oil paintings and collages. Through November 5. Info, 251-8290. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro.


‘GRANDMA MOSES: AMERICAN MODERN’: An exhibition that reconsiders the work and legacy of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses within the framework of the artist’s contemporaries and cultural milieu. Through November 5. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.

Photographer Jeff Howlett has perfected the art of making tintypes — early photographs made on small rectangles of metal. He’ll be at Rokeby offering his services and showing folks how it was done in the old days.

Come and have your picture made!

MEGAN MURPHY: “In the Gardens,” paintings in watercolor and mixed media. Through October 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library. PAT LITTLE: “Landscapes From Around New England,” paintings by the Massachusetts artist. Through October 20. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

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CHINA MARKS: “Of Gods & Men,” fiber collage by the New York artist. Through October 6. JANET HULINGS BLEICKEN: “When I Grow Up I’ll Be a Painter Too,” paintings by the New Hampshire artist. Through October 6. KIRA’S GARDEN: An outdoor juried exhibition of sculpture. Through August 23, 2018. LEAH WOODS: Recent work in wood and furniture design. Through October 6. STEPHANIE GORDON: “Close to Home,” encaustic works by the New Hampshire artist. Through October 6. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H.

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‘LA BALADE POUR LA PAIX: AN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM’: An outdoor public exhibition featuring 67 “stations” along rue Sherbrooke with sculpture and photographs by international world-class artists. Through October 29. Info, 514-285-2000. Various Montréal locations, QC. ‘MNEMOSYNE’: An exhibition pairing ancient and modern European works with contemporary art by Canadian artists. Through May 20, 2018. Info, 514-285-2000. ‘REVOLUTION’: An immersive exhibition that retraces the optimism, ideals and aspirations of the late 1960s, as expressed in music, film, fashion, design and activism. Through October 9. Info, 514-285-2000. MERYL MCMASTER: “In-Between Worlds,” photographic self-portraits that explore the combination and transmutation of bicultural identities and cultural histories. Through December 3. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, QC. OLAFUR ELIASSON: “Multiple shadow house,” the first solo exhibition in Canada by the internationally acclaimed artist, who applies scientific principles in order to explore our relationship to time and space. Through October 9. Info, 514-847-6226. Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. ‘RESONANT SPACES: SOUND ART AT DARTMOUTH’: Seven sound commissions by internationally recognized artists Terry Adkins, Bill Fontana, Christine Sun Kim, Jacob Kirkegaard, Alvin Lucier, Laura Maes, Jess Rowland and Julianne Swartz. Through December 10. Info, 603-646-3661. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. ‘VISUAL SWAY: POLITICAL ART FROM THE COLLECTION AT PLATTSBURGH STATE ART MUSEUM’: An exhibition exploring the intersection of art and politics guest-curated by Jason Miller. Through November 3. Info, 518-564-2474. Plattsburgh State Art Museum, N.Y. !


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NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: The 20th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring works by more than 30 area artists. Through October 29. Info, alexandra.s.smith@, 442-5549. Vermont Arts Exchange at Sage Street Mill in North Bennington.

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AL HIRSCHFELD: A selection of drawings and prints by the late artist and pop-culture caricaturist. Through October 31. Info, 362-7200. Art Manchester.



‘FROM GREEN TO FALL’: The Clara Martin Center’s second annual art and poetry show celebrating creativity in mental health, wellness and recovery. Through November 5. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph.JOAN KAHN: “See the Woods for the Trees,” compositions of geometric forms and vivid colors by the California painter. Through October 14. Info, 349-0979. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.



TERRY JOHN WOODS: “Line of Horizon,” works by the designer and author of New Farmhouse Style, Summer House, and Farmhouse Modern. Through October 31. Info, 875-8900. DaVallia at 39 North in Chester.



BARBARA GARBER: “Free Fall,’ layered, abstract mixed-media works. Through October 8. NATHALIE MIEBACH: “Lost Porches,” colorful and playful sculptures that are three-dimensional visualizations of complex weather data. Through October 8. ROGER SANDES: “Constellations,” a new series of kaleidoscopic works featuring the artist’s colorful, patterned paintings surrounded by secondary manipulations of these originals. Through January 8, 2018. WILLIAM CHAMBERS: “Spaceship of Dreams,” interactive public work that activates space and space travel as a metaphor for dreams and imagination. Through October 8. WOLF KAHN: “Density & Transparency,” textural color-field paintings by the German-born artist. Through October 8. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.


‘VERMONT ARTISTS THEN & NOW’: An exhibition honoring Barbara Melhado and celebrating Vermont artists, including founding members of the center. Through October 15. Info, 362-1405. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

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the environment: mixed-media collages by Vanessa Compton, acrylic paintings by Chuck Trotsky, Illustrated books by Anna Weisenfeld and sculptural installations by Gampo Wickenheiser. Reception: Thursday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Through November 26. Info, 533-9097. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.

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om Cruise never gives his megawatt movie-star grin a rest, but, for the moment, he truly has something to smile about. After The Mummy handed the actor the most humbling flop of his career this summer, he’s back in top form — Top Gun form, you might even say. Watching him streak through the sky as real-life TWA pilot-turned-government-sanctioned-smuggler Barry Seal, one all but expects the first line out of his mouth to be “I feel the need for speed!” Which, coincidentally, is one of a long list of illicit substances that Seal did feel the need to fly in and out of the U.S., according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency records. Speed. Weed. Ludes. Blow. Stuff to blow up other stuff (plastic explosives). AK-47s. He was a busy guy. And, yes, a maverick. See what I just did there? The latest from Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), American Made is a factually freewheeling film and the most entertaining Cruise vehicle in many a moon. Seal was real. The Seal that Cruise gives us, though, bears only a superficial resemblance to the Reagan-era drug runner. This dude is fun. No matter how dire the historical context. It’s a fact that the gifted Louisianaborn pilot flew 707s for TWA until 1972.

Virtually everything that happens after the picture’s 10-minute mark, however, is pure Hollywood. Imagine Entertainment didn’t pay screenwriter Gary Spinelli $1 million because he’s great at cutting and pasting from Wikipedia. Cruise plays Seal as a hunky adrenaline junkie recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to fly over Central America and photograph rebel activity. For all the excitement the job provides, it doesn’t provide particularly well for his family. Seal doesn’t think of refusing when cartel head Pablo Escobar (Mauricio Mejía) offers $2,000 for every kilo of coke he flies into the States. The real Seal made daily deposits of $50,000 to his Honduran account through the early ’80s. The filmmakers show him frantically burying duffle bags of cash in his backyard until he runs out of room because, well, that’s funnier. Liman and Cruise want the audience to have a good time watching Seal play one side against the other. So comic scenarios are concocted out of whole cloth. In the film, for example, Seal pays regular visits to Manuel Noriega to pick up intel and deliver government payoffs. In real life, he may have used one of Noriega’s runways. Nonetheless, American Made is an undeniably good time. It’s briskly paced and

FLIGHTS OF FANCY Liman doesn’t give us the real Seal, but he does give us an absurdist fable with Cruise reaching heights he hasn’t in years.

amusingly absurdist. Cruise has rarely been as magnetic, perhaps because he’s portraying a human being and not the kind of bulletproof action figure he’s played for most of the past two decades. One thing the film isn’t, though, is thoughtful. Even when Seal finds himself at the center of what would become the Iran-Contra scandal or is saved from jail by a last-minute call from president Bill Clinton, Liman and co. never pause to give events time to take on meaning. While that’s a legitimate artistic choice, it’s also a missed opportunity.

It’s fine to make a screwball comedy with government agencies running in circles like bureaucratic Marx Brothers. But I can’t help imagining what this movie might have been if Liman had cut the engine occasionally, allowing viewers a moment to reflect on its ominous mix of Hollywood and history. With all the talk of making the country great again these days, we could use a wakeup call. Liman’s film almost offers an unsettling reminder of the nightmare “Morning in America” often was. RI C K KI S O N AK





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s online culture competes with the movies, it’s also inspiring more and more of them. On the heels of the horror flick Friend Request, here’s an indie comedy whose plot pivots around the use and misuse of Instagram. It may be tempting to say that Ingrid Goes West, the feature directorial debut of Matt Spicer, will be obsolete in a few years, but its themes are far older than the “like” button. For the title character (Aubrey Plaza) of this dark farce, photo sharing is only a tool, just as live TV was only a tool for Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy (1982). What both appear to crave is applause, and they will go to disturbing lengths to get it. When we first meet Ingrid, she’s assaulting a bride at her wedding — the culmination of an online obsession. Jobless, friendless and living in her late mother’s home, Ingrid quickly finds a new fixation: Instagram celebrity Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), who embodies effortless LA chic. Soon Ingrid has moved to Venice Beach, transformed herself into Taylor’s style twin and surreptitiously tailed her home. With one bold move — abducting and then “finding” Taylor’s dog — Ingrid successfully insinuates herself into her idol’s life. As she becomes Taylor’s IRL friend, her own follower list explodes. But how far will Ingrid go to make sure no one exposes her for the fraud she is?

SIGN OF THE TIMES Plaza becomes the mini-me of a vapid Instagram star played by Olsen in Spicer’s indie comedy.

Or is she? Where exactly do you draw the line between a clingy hanger-on and a stalker? Taylor, whom Olsen portrays with spot-on breezy fatuity, seems perfectly happy to bask in Ingrid’s adoration, not seeing or caring that this new “friend” rarely exhibits a personality of her own. Spicer and his cowriter, David Branson Smith, cleverly use Taylor and her manbunned husband (Wyatt Russell) to satirize a certain glossy brand of hipster. Using their

faux-boho lifestyle to sell corporate products, these two are all style, no substance. Amusingly self-involved, they find a counterpoint in Ingrid’s amiably dorky landlord, Dan (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), who likes her enough to become the unfortunate patsy in her schemes. We may appreciate his relative realness, but to Ingrid, he’s just another tool. Who is Ingrid, anyway, when she isn’t infiltrating someone else’s life? Is her ultimate goal fame, companionship or simply a

stable identity? The film’s rushed opening does frustratingly little to establish Ingrid’s character, and subsequent scenes don’t shed much light on her background. So it’s lucky that Plaza, best known for playing jaded, eye-rolling characters, shows impressive range here. She inhabits the fulsomely gushy persona that Ingrid adopts, while also fleshing out the character with flashes of self-awareness, suggesting that Ingrid never entirely buys what Taylor’s Instagram is selling. Yet Ingrid still seems to crave the artifice of Taylor’s curated world — to need it as her reason for living. That’s the central creepiness the movie never quite confronts, even as it rambles toward a twist reminiscent of the Scorsese film. Why is Ingrid’s life so empty that she needs to suck her sense of self, vampirically, from others? Ingrid Goes West covers territory similar to “Nosedive,” the cruelly comical “Black Mirror” episode in which people’s livelihoods depend on their social media rankings. Yet its satire never coheres with the same force. An abject eagerness to be “liked,” the film shows, can make us into terrible people. But did technology shape Ingrid’s falsity, or only give her the opportunity to boast #nofilter? MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Steve Carell and Emma Stone play Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in this comedy-drama about their historic 1973 tennis match. With Andrea Riseborough and Natalie Morales. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) directed. (121 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic) BLADE RUNNER 2049: Ryan Gosling plays an LA cop tracking down a long-missing slayer of androids (Harrison Ford) in this sequel to the landmark 1982 sci-fi film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel. With Dave Bautista and Robin Wright. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) directed. (163 min, R. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, Welden) THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US: Two strangers (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet) who’ve been stranded in the wilderness by a plane crash fight to survive in this action drama from director Hany Abu Assad (The Idol). With Beau Bridges and Dermot Mulroney. (103 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace) MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE: Attention, Bronies (and kids)! The Mane 6 must use the magic of friendship to save Ponyville in this family animation based on the toy-inspired TV series. With the voices of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and Liev Schreiber. Jayson Thiessen directed. (99 min, PG. Essex, Majestic) THE STRAY: Pups and prayers both loom large in this inspirational drama from director Mitch Davis (Christmas Eve). Sarah Lancaster and Michael Cassidy star. (92 min, PG. Palace) VICEROY’S HOUSE: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), India’s last viceroy, prepares for the nation’s independence in this period piece from director Gurinder Chadha. Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon also star. (106 min, NR. Roxy) VICTORIA AND ABDUL: This historical drama from director Stephen Frears (Philomena) traces the friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and a young Indian clerk (Ali Fazal). With Tim Pigott-Smith and Eddie Izzard. (112 min, PG. Roxy)


AMERICAN MADE 1/2 Tom Cruise plays Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who worked for both the CIA and drug cartels in the 1980s, in this fact-based action comedy from director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). With Sarah Wright and Domhnall Gleeson. (115 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 10/4)

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HOME AGAIN 1/2 What kind of shenanigans will uptight single mom Reese Witherspoon get up to with three young male houseguests? Find out in this romantic comedy from first-time director Hallie Meyers-Shyer. With Nat Wolff, Lake Bell and Candice Bergen. (97 min, PG-13; reviewed by L.B. 9/13) INGRID GOES WEST 1/2 Aubrey Plaza plays a young woman who moves to LA to stalk her favorite Instagram star (Elizabeth Olsen) in this Sundance-lauded comedy, the feature debut of director Matt Spicer. With O’Shea Jackson Jr. (98 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 10/4) IT 1/2 Half of Stephen King’s horror novel, about a gang of misfit kids fighting a monster that takes on the likeness of a creepy clown, comes to the big screen. Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Bill Skarsgürd star. Andy Muschietti (Mama) directed. (135 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 9/13) KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE In the sequel to the hit Bond-esque satire Kingsman: The Secret Service, the very British secret agents find themselves forced to ally with a parallel organization in the U.S. Taron Egerton and Colin Firth star. Matthew Vaughn again directed. (141 min, R)

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FRIEND REQUEST 1/2 A college student friends the wrong person online and starts losing her actual friends to hideous deaths in this horror flick. Alycia Debnam-Carey and William Moseley star. Simon Verhoeven directed. (92 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 9/27)




FLATLINERS 1/2 In this remake of the unmemorable 1990 thriller, medical students give themselves near-death experiences, with creepy results. Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev star. Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) directed. (108 min, PG-13)

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BRIGSBY BEAR 1/2 Kyle Mooney plays a man-child raised in a bunker with a bizarre kids’ TV show as his sole entertainment in this indie comedy directed by Mooney’s “Saturday Night Live� colleague Dave McCary. With Mark Hamill, Jane Adams and Greg Kinnear. (97 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 9/27)

COLUMBUS 1/2 A comatose architect’s estranged son (John Cho) visits him in the Indiana city of the title, renowned for modernist architecture, in this debut drama from writer-director Kogonada. (100 min, NR)


AMERICAN ASSASSIN 1/2 Based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel, this action-packed thriller from Michael Cuesta follows a black-ops recruit (The Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien) seeking revenge for acts of tragedy and terrorism. Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch also star. (111 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 9/20)

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STEP Amanda Lipitz’s documentary about a Baltimore high school step-dance team chasing the championship — and college — took home a Sundance award for inspirational filmmaking. (84 min, PG) STRONGER Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, in this biographical drama directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). With Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson. (116 min, R)

THE BOOK OF HENRY 1/2 A brilliant 11-year-old (Jaeden Lieberher) enlists the aid of his mom (Naomi Watts) in a dangerous plan to rescue a friend from abuse in this drama directed by Vermont-based Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). (105 min, PG-13) A GHOST STORY A musician (Casey Affleck) returns from the dead to haunt his significant other (Rooney Mara) in this moody indie drama about loss from director David Lowery. (92 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 8/2)

’TIL DEATH DO US PART: A wife (Annie Ilonzeh) tries to escape her abusive husband (Stephen Bishop) by adopting a new identity and finding a new love (Taye Diggs) in this thriller from director Chris Stokes (Only for One Night). (101 min, PG-13)

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS 1/2 In the sequel to the indie hockey comedy Goon (2011), Seann William Scott returns as enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt. With Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill. Jay Baruchel directed. (101 min, R)

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 1/2 In the fifth Michael Bay-directed film in this toy-based franchise, humans and Transformers battle. Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins star. (148 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 6/28)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must seek a powerful artifact to help him fight ghost pirates. With Javier Bardem. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed. (129 min, PG-13)

WIND RIVER Elizabeth Olsen plays an FBI agent who enlists the help of a local tracker (Jeremy Renner) to solve a murder on a Native American reservation in the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan (who wrote Hell or High Water and Sicario). (107 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/30)

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You’re a good candidate for the following roles: 1. a skeptical optimist who is both discerning and openminded; 2. a robust truth-teller who specializes in interesting truths; 3. a charming extremist who’s capable of solving stubborn riddles; 4. a smooth operator who keeps everyone calm even as you initiate big changes; and 5. an enlightened game-player who reforms or avoids games that abuse beauty’s power.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to slow down and create a wealth of spacious serenity. Use an unhurried, step-by-step approach to soothe yourself. With a glint in your

to tell us something of his philosophies, I do believe some of his propositions would sound like 2 x 2 = 13.” So said the German scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799). Now, maybe you don’t believe in the existence of angels, and so you imagine his idea doesn’t apply to you. But I’m here to tell you that an influence equivalent to an angel will soon appear in your vicinity. Maybe it’ll be a numinous figure in your dreams, or a charismatic person you admire, or a vivid memory resurrected in an unexpected form, or a bright fantasy springing to life. And that “angel” will present a proposition that sounds like 2 x 2 = 13.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Unless you have an off-road vehicle, you can’t drive directly from North America to South America. The Pan-American Highway stretches from Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina — a distance of about 19,000 miles — except for a 100-mile patch of swampy rainforest in Panama. I’d like to call your attention to a comparable break in continuity that affects your own inner terrain, Cancerian — a gray area where two important areas of your life remain unlinked. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to close the gap. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Based in Korea, Sam-

sung is a world leader in selling smartphones and other information technology. But it didn’t start out that way. In its original form, back in 1938, it primarily sold noodles and dried fish. By 1954, it had expanded into wool manufacturing. More than three decades after its launch as a company, it further diversified, adding electronics to its repertoire. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the next ten months should be an excellent time for you to do the equivalent

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In my opinion, you’re not quite ready to launch full-tilt into the rebuilding phase. You still have a bit more work to do on tearing down the old stuff that’s in the way of where the new stuff will go. So I recommend that you put an “Under Construction” sign outside your door, preferably with flashing yellow lights. This should provide you with protection from those who don’t understand the complexity of the process you’re engaged in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Actress and author Carrie Fisher wrote three autobiographies. Speed skating Olympics star Apolo Anton Ono published his autobiography at age 20. The rascal occultist Aleister Crowley produced an “autohagiography.” To understand that odd term, keep in mind that “hagiography” is an account of the life of a saint, so adding “auto” means it’s the biography of a saint penned by the saint himself. I’m bringing up these fun facts in hopes of encouraging you to ruminate at length on your life story. If you don’t have time to write a whole book, please take a few hours to remember in detail the gloriously twisty path you have trod from birth until now. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the best way to heal what needs to be healed is to steep yourself in a detailed meditation on the history of your mysterious destiny. SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you go to the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Germany, you will see a jug of wine that was bottled in 1687. In accordance with astrological omens, Sagittarius, I suggest that you find a metaphorical version of this vintage beverage — and then metaphorically drink it! In my opinion, it’s time for you to partake of a pleasure that has been patiently waiting for you to enjoy it. The moment is ripe for you to try an experience you’ve postponed, to call in favors that have been owed to you, to finally do fun things you’ve been saving for the right occasion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If a latenight TV talk show called and asked me to be a guest, I’d say no. If People magazine wanted to do a story on me, I’d decline. What good is fame like that? It might briefly puff up my ego, but it wouldn’t enhance my ability to create useful oracles for you. The notoriety that would come my way might even distract me from doing what I love to do. So I prefer to remain an anonymous celebrity, as I am now, addressing your deep self with my deep self. My messages are more valuable to you if I remain an enigmatic ally instead of just another cartoony media personality. By the way, I suspect you’ll soon face a comparable question. Your choice will be between what’s flashy and what’s authentic; between feeding your ego and feeding your soul. AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A Canadian guy named Harold Hackett likes to put messages in bottles that he throws out into the Atlantic Ocean from his home on Prince Edward island. Since he started in 1996, he has dispatched more than 5,000 missives into the unknown, asking the strangers who might find them to write back to him. To his delight, he has received more than 3,000 responses from as far away as Russia, Scotland and West Africa. I suspect that if you launch a comparable mission sometime soon, Aquarius, your success rate wouldn’t be quite that high, but still good. What long-range inquiries or invitations might you send out in the direction of the frontier?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Intensify” is one of your words of power these days. So are “fortify,” “reinforce” and “buttress.” Anything you do to intensify your devotion and focus will be rewarded by an intensification of life’s gifts to you. As you take steps to fortify your sense of security and stability, you will activate dormant reserves of resilience. If you reinforce your connections with reliable allies, you will set in motion forces that will ultimately bring you help you didn’t even know you needed. If you buttress the bridge that links your past and future, you will ensure that your old way of making magic will energize your new way.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): You wouldn’t expect a 5-year-old child to paint a facsimile of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” or sing Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. Similarly, you shouldn’t fault your companions and you for not being perfect masters of the art of intimate relationships. In fact, most of us are amateurs. We may have taken countless classes in math, science, literature and history but have never had a single lesson from teachers whose area of expertise is the hard work required to create a healthy partnership. I mention this, Aries, because the next seven weeks will be an excellent time for you to remedy this deficiency. Homework assignments: What can you do to build your emotional intelligence? How can you learn more about the art of creating vigorous togetherness?

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My wife and I have been friends with this other couple since before we all got married more than 10 years ago. Now they are spitting up. I am sad for them and want to be there for both of them, but I am angry about some of the things the wife did (since the husband and I have been friends since we were kids). I love them both and I want to be a good friend, but how? Is it possible for all of us to stay friends?


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Your friends are lucky to have you. The love and kindness in your letter will help you along this somber journey with your pals. It’s really sad to watch a relationship dissolve, and it’s hard to be objective and sensitive to both parties. Here are a few tips to get you through this season of change. First, it’s impossible to be completely impartial — but do your judging on your own time. When you and your wife are alone, you can have all the unedited debriefs you want. But when you’re with one of them, stay mum. They don’t need you chiming in; what they need is a friendly ear. Make separate and equal time to listen attentively to both versions of the story. This might feel frustrating at times, but let compassion guide you. Be the kind of friend you’d want to have if you were in their shoes. Second, beware of backlash. At some point or another, one of them may feel like you’re taking a side. Just remind them of your commitment to your friendship. Reassure them that you’re there to support them and are being as fair as you can. And offer them space if they need it. Giving relationships a little breathing room can ultimately bring you closer. Hopefully, in time, you can all get together in a civilized and mature way. But that’s a lot to ask for right now. Finally, don’t be afraid to set boundaries. Be mindful of how much time and energy you’re putting toward their situation, and balance it with something that’s just for you. You can take care of yourself and still be there for your friends.

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