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1. “Thom Lauzon Is Barre’s Mayor — and Its Biggest Developer. Is That a Problem?” by Mark Davis. The colorful mayor of Barre also has an extensive real estate portfolio. 2. “Reward Offered After NEK Farm Tagged With Racist, Nazi Graffiti” by Molly Walsh. The owners of Jasper Hill Farm are offering $1,000 for information on several graffiti incidents last week. 3. “First Friday Roundup, September 2017: The South End Art Hop!” by Sadie Williams and Rachel Elizabeth Jones. The annual Burlington arts event celebrated its 25th year. 4. “Read All About It: South Burlington Library Plans to Move to the Mall” by Molly Walsh. An empty retail space will house the library temporarily while local officials raise funds for a new building. 5. “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike if Contract Battle Is Not Resolved” by Molly Walsh. Burlington teachers scheduled a strike for Wednesday in the latest dispute with the school board.

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a nonprofit that provides insurance policies and other services for municipalities, is now threatening to kick Victory out of its organization. In a letter sent last week to members of Victory’s selectboard, the VLCT said that town officials have “exhibited a pattern of continued poor judgment and dysfunction which prevents the town from following good risk management practices.” First reported by the Caledonian-Record, the letter cited as proof the numerous lawsuits that town officials have filed against each other, and the town itself, along with other questionable behavior.


llegations of murdered pets, pilfered town money, voter fraud and electronic espionage: The decades-long feud between two warring factions in the Northeast Kingdom town of Victory has included all of the above. Seven Days first covered the dispute in 2015. In April of this year, Mark Davis reported that the situation had grown so dire that some town officials proposed disbanding the Essex County burg. Turns out they aren’t the only ones who think Victory, population 72, may no longer be worth the trouble. The Vermont League of Cities and Towns,

There are at least four active lawsuits involving Victory officials — because of its tiny population, around one-third of Victory residents hold some elected office — including one against the town clerk alleging “massive voter fraud.” “We strive to provide our members with broad coverage and pricing stability over the long term,” VLCT director of risk management Joe Damiata told Seven Days. “To do that effectively requires a partnership between [VLCT] and its members to manage and control losses and claims.” The VLCT board will meet on September 29 to consider its options. Victory’s attorney, Dan Richardson, said the town will fight for its right to remain in the organization. Assuming, of course, that it doesn’t disband first.







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“I don’t think it was necessarily directed at us, but it affected us,” Kehler said. “We’re a team of 78, and on that team there’s everyone, every kind of person.” The disturbing display is one of several that Vermonters have seen up close in the last few months. A teenager allegedly spray-painted a racial slur on the South Burlington High School athletic field in June as that community grappled with a controversial mascot name change. And a local white nationalist talked to Seven Days about his views and experience participating in last month’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Incidents such as those, said Kehler, make speaking out against racism and anti-Semitism all the more important. “We took it really seriously and didn’t feel like, given what’s happening on the national stage, in a post-Charlottesville world, that we could just let it slide,” Kehler said. Read the rest of Walsh’s story at


Three massive solar projects seek permission to break ground in southern Vermont. Solar arrays are popping up everywhere. Wish we saw the sun a bit more.

That’s how many years it took to rebuild a bridge on Interstate 91 over the West River in Brattleboro. The $60 million span opened Tuesday.


mployees at the Andersonville Farm awoke to an unsettling sight last Friday morning. Scrawled in spray paint on the side of a hoop barn were a swastika, the Nazi “SS” symbol, the word “nigger” and “#GET OUT.” The West Glover dairy produces milk for the famed Jasper Hill Farm, whose owners posted on Facebook about the incident and offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit. Other, similar acts of vandalism were found in the area around the same time, according to the Vermont State Police. “We’re hoping that this will spark dialogue” and help push “that hate back down into the sewers,” Mateo Kehler, Jasper Hill’s cofounder and head cheesemaker, told Seven Days reporter Molly Walsh. Kehler’s Monday afternoon post quickly went viral, earning hundreds of comments and thousands of shares and reactions on the social media site.

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While Barre was not in the primary target area for the new center, a request on behalf of a city mayor warranted at least a courtesy visit. I was surprised when Lauzon said that he owned all the sites he was showing me and that the regional economic development official was fully aware of this when she contacted me on his behalf. The Barre sites were not selected for reasons unrelated to Mayor Lauzon’s property ownership status. What I will say is that, as a consultant, I have been involved CLASS IS GREENER in feasibility studBACK IN BABYLON ies, business plans and site selection processes for apPL AYING proximately 24 TO WIN facilities similar to the Vermont Food Venture Center in 16 states from coast to coast. On most of those projects, 25 YEARS OF HOPPY MEMORIES I met with local KS DRIN AND EATS TO E SOUTH END GUID property owners and local government officials. Of all of those locations, only people involved in one project in New Jersey appeared to have a cozier relationship among local officials and people with private development interests. Are New Jersey’s ethical standards good enough for central Vermont? rs’ raises

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There were a number of errors in last week’s State of the Arts story “WBTV-LP Flips the ‘On Air’ Switch at the South End Art Hop”: The late LJ Palardy was not among the original organizers of the station. Also, while the Core Group was the committee responsible for navigating the station through Federal Communications Commission hurdles and securing a broadcast license, WBTV-LP is currently run by the Radio Advisory Council, which has different membership. Finally, while Llu Mulvaney-Stanak did work for Vermont Community Access Media as part of the Core Group, the DJ’s tenure with that organization ended in 2016. Additional errors in last week’s issue: The feature story “Sproing Fever” misstated the year Lake Champlain Chocolates moved to Burlington’s South End; the company has been located there since 1993. The profile of artist Frank DeAngelis, “Art Improv,” misidentified the venue where his works are currently hanging; it’s Revolution Kitchen. The Tweet of the Week was attributed to the wrong Twitter user; the tweet was actually by @julielyn.

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I have been a frequent and grateful Vermont visitor over the last few years for temporary work and voluntary hiking and cross-country skiing. I have so appreciated your paper that it has prompted a response. Are Vermont readers aware that the altweekly newspaper, which had its heyday in the ’60s and ’70s, is almost extinct in this country? The Boston Phoenix has gone, and now the Village Voice — the best known and most successful in the field — has announced its forthcoming demise. I am impressed with the quantity and quality of the reporting in Seven Days. While your success is, of course, about the talent that is producing it, I would add that it also says a lot about the community that is supporting it. My favorite column is Hackie. I hope its creator is thinking of putting the essays together for a book that would have a wonderful Studs Terkel tone. I plan to fly into Burlington on my next visit on the chance I might get a ride with that cab’s riveting driver. John Shuman


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So, what was the point of that article [“Playing to Win?” September 6]? The mayor of Barre was not a favorite of mine when I was an overtaxed resident of Barre. However, I never thought he was any more of a shyster than any other businessperson. This article seems to lead the reader down the red-herring pathway, then presents no more facts than those that have already been published.  The bottom line: Thom Lauzon is a canny and successful businessman who has happened to get elected in uncontested mayoral races several times. He gets his bosom buddy and admirer hired as city manager. No news there. A new councilor stands up and makes a valid point about open meetings and transparency, and she’s an enemy on the city council. No new news there, either. I’ve complained that Barre residential taxpayers get short shrift in favor of business owners and often pay and pay for




Finally, last week’s cover story, “Playing to Win,” mischaracterized the New Markets Tax Credit program. It is administered by Vermont Rural Ventures, not the state.

city-driven benefits for them. Meanwhile, they get told how it’s all for them in the end. They seem to like it that way. They vote; he wins. He intimidates the city council; he wins again. So, what’s the problem? That article, while well written, was basically a Reader’s Digest of my last 15 years as a taxpayer of Barre. Yawn.


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The members of the aerial dance company BANDALOOP are known for defying expectations — and gravity. This dynamic group has showcased its physical and artistic choreography around the globe, using the façades of skyscrapers and architectural landmarks as stages. On Saturday, the plaza at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts is the setting for a high-flying, site-specific routine. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 61

Autumn in Vermont offers no shortage of breathtaking views. Thanks to the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition “Exposed,” art fans may find the scenery in Stowe to be extra striking. Rachel Moore curated this multisite feast for the eyes, on view into October. Amy Lilly offers a glimpse in her review. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 82


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ight about the time this newspaper hits the streets, Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.) will officially propose his long-awaited “Medicare for All” legislation. Vermont’s junior senator has been teasing the announcement for at least six months, but now it is finally coming to pass. Which raises a couple of questions. Back to School - Student Discount we honor 15% off with student ID First, why did it take so long? The short answer: It takes time to put together a real piece of legislation and 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT | 802.878.2851 line up as much support as possible. The second question is, why now? The issue’s going nowhere in this Congress, Untitled-6 1 9/4/17 10:30 AM and the nation’s political agenda is overcrowded these days, even by the wacky standards of the Trump Era. Sanders’ apparent goal is to influence Democratic Party politics. He is putting party leaders and officeholders on notice — pressing them to support a specific piece of legislation leading to single-payer health care. Let’s go back to the first question: Why did it take so long? This may surprise those who see Sanders as an aggressive pol with only one gear — overdrive — but supporters say he has been careful and deliberate. (Sanders’ office did not respond to requests for an interview with him or a spokesperson.) “The senator wanted to take the time to get it right,” says CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN, executive director of Democracy for America, the progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont governor HOWARD DEAN. “Set the tone for a conversation, put together a solid bill and build broad support.” “When Bernie first went to Congress, he introduced a single-payer bill,” says University of Vermont English professor HUCK GUTMAN, a former Sanders chief of staff who now serves on the governing board of Our Revolution, Sanders’ postcampaign advocacy organization. “That is still the armature of what he wants to Breakfast do, but he realizes you can’t do it all at once.” Lunch Gutman said Sanders’ bill would Dinner expand Medicare to include people beTake Out tween the ages of 55 and 65 as a first step. “What’s taken time is to figure out how to phase in single-payer,” Gutman said. “He’s been trying to work out a bill that will be credible to people. It takes a while.” So, the fire-breathing democratic so175 Church St, Burlington, VT cialist is playing a long game.

“This is the beginning of a serious, movement-building campaign,” says Chamberlain. “This is the opening salvo in that campaign.” And the opening salvo is aimed at the Democratic Party, not at Republicans in Congress.


“Democrats are going to have to figure out how to move towards giving people what they want [on health care], without the threat that they might be worse off,” says Gutman, referring to Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act. By contrast, Gutman says, “Medicare for all” ties single-payer to a well-known and popular federal program. It’s an easy political sell, suitable for a button or bumper sticker. Chamberlain sees this as the moment to push the Democratic Party leftward. “The party is going through changes,” he notes. “The corporate wing of the party is dying; the progressive wing is growing. The progressive movement is starting to change the party on key issues.” And you know what? It’s kind of working. “We’re expecting to have more than 10 sponsors,” says Gutman. That includes “virtually all [Democratic senators] who might run for president in 2020. That says something about where the political center of gravity is going.” Those prospective candidates signing onto Sanders’ bill include Sens. KAMALA HARRIS (D-Calif.), ELIZABETH WARREN (DMass.) and CORY BOOKER (D-N.J.). Even moderate Democrats such as Sen. JON TESTER (D-Mont.) are inching toward single-payer, according to the Washington Post. And former Montana senator MAX BAUCUS, a Democratic committee chair who was a crucial opponent of singlepayer during the Obamacare debates, has just endorsed the idea. Sanders’ two Vermont colleagues are supportive as well. DAVID CARLE, spokesperson for Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.), says the senator “will be an

original cosponsor” of Sanders’ bill. Congressman PETER WELCH (D-Vt.) has not taken a position on the proposal, but he has been a cosponsor of “Medicare for all” bills in the House every year since 2007. Even so, “Why now?” is a fair question to ask. While his colleagues are fighting trench warfare against Trump and congressional Republicans, Sanders is firing his “opening salvo” elsewhere. Why not engage in saving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, beating the drum for reproductive rights or promoting action against climate change? Simple answer: Sanders isn’t a foot soldier. He’s a movement leader who sees a historic opportunity — and that’s more important to him than current issues in Washington. And if Gutman and Chamberlain are right, what seems like an ill-timed and fruitless legislative maneuver may prove to be a turning point in the health care debate and in Democratic politics, as more and more top officials publicly commit to single-payer. Since Sanders launched his longshot presidential bid, he has repeatedly defied conventional wisdom. Now he is positioning himself to do it again.

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On each of the last two Fridays, Gov. PHIL SCOTT has filled a vacancy in the legislature. On September 1 he named Republican CHRIS MATTOS to replace RON HUBERT, a Milton Republican who resigned from the House in July. Then, on Sept. 8, Scott named independent ED READ to take the Mad River Valley seat formerly occupied by ADAM GRESHIN, a Warren independent who is now Scott’s finance commissioner. Mattos is a financial specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a real estate broker in Milton. In fact, he works in the Century 21 Jack Associates office headed by House Minority Leader DON TURNER (R-Milton). “He’s a bright young guy,” Turner says of his 28-year-old seatmate and officemate. “His family is from Milton. He grew up in Milton. I think he will resonate with voters.” Turner describes Mattos as “fiscally conservative.” This will be Mattos’ first entry into politics. He was partly inspired by his grandfather, PAUL ROBAR, who served in the legislature from 1983 to 1984. Also, the new rep notes, “There are few people in the legislature my age. I’m looking to be another voice for my generation.” By 2019, Mattos could be the senior member of his town’s delegation. Turner is the interim town manager of Milton and the sole candidate for the permanent


position. If he gets the job, he may have to leave the Statehouse at the end of his two-year term, though he promises to be “in the legislature for the 2018 session.” The other new lawmaker, Ed Read, is president of Mad River Property Management. “We manage a lot of condo associations and also maintain second homes,” he explains. “I have 12 full-time employees, plus up to 35 others in peak season, April through October.” A pretty good fit for the January-May legislative calendar, eh? “The only reason I could consider this is the seasonal fit,” Read says. “I’ll just have to get another plow guy.” Read has been a member of the Fayston Selectboard since 2002 and ran unsuccessfully for the legislature in 2014 as an independent. Scott was seeking a person without a party label to replace the independent Greshin. Read fits the bill. “I’ve always been independent, and always will be that way,” he says. “I’ll consider issues on their merits, not on political strategy.”

“It was not an easy decision, and I can’t say enough about VPR as an organization and a newsroom,” Russell wrote in an email from Boston, where she was performing over the weekend. “I’ll be based in Chicago where I’ll focus on comedy for now.” REBECCA SANANES, a reporter who covered the Upper Valley and Northeast Kingdom, has also left the station for reasons that are less clear. Attempts to reach her were unsuccessful. VPR News Director JOHN DILLON responded to an interview request with a laconic email. “Yes, Rebecca has moved on and Annie is leaving in October,” he wrote. “We have plans to hire a producer in Colchester and to continue our coverage of the Upper Valley.” Dillon did not respond to a request for more information. Traditionally, VPR has seen relatively low turnover. But so far this year, at least six staffers have departed or announced plans to do so. They’ve all had their own reasons, but it’s starting to look a bit like a trend. Turning to print media, there’s some movement at the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. The papers were sold last summer by the Mitchell family, at which time multiple Herald staffers took their leave. “We’re building back the [Herald] newsroom,” says STEVE PAPPAS, editor of both papers. Pappas is searching for one reporter right now, and hopes to add another by the end of this year. Both papers have also undergone a modest redesign, launched on Sept. 5. On every weekday, each paper concentrates the news in section A, while section B is devoted to sports. In the old format, the sports pages didn’t have a reliable home. “It’s very much a concerted effort to put the local news up front and highlight local sports,” says Pappas. He sees that as a growth opportunity. “We need to do more game coverage and feature stories, previews of key games, power rankings, and we’ll produce guides for each high school sport in each market,” he says. And that’s not all. “You’re going to see bowling scores,” he says. “People want to see names in the paper.” Ah, the heart of old-fashioned newspapering. Of course, today’s “content providers” have a new name for it: hyper-local. Whatever you call it, it works. m


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The Brattleboro area is about to lose a friendly morning voice. After four years at WKVT Radio and three as host of its “Green Mountain Mornings” program, CHRIS LENOIS has accepted a job as associate director of marketing communications at Landmark College in Putney. His last day on the air will be Friday, September 22. “That’s my background: PR and communications,” he says. “I happened to see that Landmark was looking for someone with my skills and experience. When I went there for an interview, I just felt so comfortable.” Landmark College serves students with learning differences — dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. “Chris will be sorely missed,” says his soon-to-be ex-boss PETER CASE, operations manager for WKVT. “He’s the consummate professional. He got it done week in and week out.” Case says “Green Mountain Mornings” will carry on with a new host, and the station is interviewing potential replacements. “Keeping the local presence is very, very important to us,” he says. There are also two departures to report at Vermont Public Radio. As JORDAN ADAMS noted in last week’s “Soundbites” column, VPR deputy news director ANNIE RUSSELL is leaving in October to pursue her other career — standup comedy.

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roomy, red-sided milking parlor remains the focal point of Quarry Road Farm, just as it has since Joel Pominville’s father founded it in 1953. But there’s a new addition this year to the 180-head Middlebury dairy operation. On a 13acre field where corn used to grow, the first crop of hemp is nearly ready for harvest. “Hemp is easy to grow,” Pominville said. “If the money looks good and it looks like the future is good, probably we’ll end up selling the herd down to an easy management.” Sam Berthiaume, his cousin and partner, put it more bluntly. “We’re looking for a future,” he said. “There’s no money in cows.” Quarry Road Farm is not alone in viewing hemp as a new business opportunity. From generations-old dairy operations to upstart agricultural enterprises, Vermonters are climbing aboard the hemp bandwagon. The number of farmers filing for state hemp-cultivation permits — at an annual cost of $25 — leapfrogged from 29 last year to 87 so far this year, according to the state Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. Farmers say the hemp-farming movement is driven in large part by an explosion of interest in CBD, or cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in cannabis.

Unlike its close cousin, marijuana, hemp is high in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive chemical compound that gets users high. And unlike marijuana, it’s been legal to grow hemp under state law since 2013. While cultivation remains illegal under federal law, authorities haven’t targeted growers. An increasing number of users have been persuaded that CBD can ease ailments from anxiety and arthritis to cancer and seizures. While the federal Food and Drug Administration prohibits producers from making curative claims, the market is exploding with Vermont-made, CBDinfused goods. And that industry is expanding beyond specialty stores, into the mainstream. “It seems like I find out about a new CBD producer every few weeks,” said Ever Green Capital Management partner Dan Chang, who is growing 1,000 acres of hemp in Charlotte for research and development purposes with Gardener’s Supply founder Will Raap.

Excitement over this burgeoning industry was palpable last Saturday in the halls of the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center during the inaugural Vermont Hemp Fest. Several hundred people converged to learn more about farming, testing and producing hemp products. As farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs spoke to a conference room full of people about the growing demand for hemp, Kimball Brook Farm and the Vermont Hemp Company quietly unveiled bottles of their brand-new, CBD-infused iced tea at a festival display table. The tea, selling for $5 a pint, vied for attention with dozens of other Vermont-made CBD products launched in the last year, including deodorant, maple candy and kombucha, as well as salves, lip balm and massage oil. Rye Matthews is a consultant with the Vermont Hemp Company, a research and development firm based in Jericho, and the soon-to-be son-in-law of Kimball

Brook Farm owners J.D. and Cheryl DeVos of Ferrisburgh. He said iced tea, which the dairy company already sells without CBD, is its first stab at using the chemical compound in a product. “If there’s interest, they’re open to more,” he said of Kimball Brook. That could include CBD-infused milk and butter, he said, evidence of just how mainstream this movement is becoming. Consumer interest in CBD is also exploding, according to Eli LesserGoldsmith, co-owner of Healthy Living Market & Café in South Burlington. He called the speed with which so many CBD products have come onto the market “unprecedented.” CBD milk and butter from a dairy haven such as Vermont would likely find a niche on store shelves, but LesserGoldsmith was less confident about iced tea. “Like every trend, only the strong survive,” he said. Farmers acknowledge that unanswerable questions abound about the industry: How solid will the market be? Which hemp strains will catch on? Will the federal government maintain its hands-off approach? Still, they are eager to get in during the early stages of something that could be big. “Everything is still happening,” Hemp Fest organizer Eli Harrington told the audience at one of the event’s breakout sessions. “This is a Vermont product with a national market.” Brian Voigt, a research professor at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Environment, watched from the back of the room as Harrington spoke. “I see hemp having a market potential to be the thing that’s the difference between keeping a farm and losing a farm in future generations,” Voigt, who is working with the Vermont Hemp Company, told Seven Days. Vermont is one of more than a dozen states where hemp is legal to grow. Its proximity to large Northeast markets, combined with its wholesome image, makes Vermont an ideal location to become a leader in the food-related hemp trend, according to Chad Rosen, founder of Kentucky-based Victory Hemp Foods. Rosen said he is working with Vermont Hemp Company founder Joel Bedard to establish a hemp processing



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he sparse crowd didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of Margaret Burgess as she welcomed congregants to New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church on a Sunday in late August. “Praise the Lord, everybody,” said the deaconess, who helps oversee church operations. “Praise God,” 10 congregants intoned in response. It was a regular Sunday service for Vermont’s oldest, and only, church that worships in the African American tradition. The windows and doors were open wide, admitting a cool breeze — and one curious reporter — into the sanctuary. The congregants found chairs inside the brick chapel beside the First Congregational Church in downtown Burlington, from which New Alpha rents space. Most of those in attendance said they’d been coming to New Alpha for years, even decades. “It’s a very loving church, in spite of numbers — which I don’t worry about,” Burgess, a South Burlington resident, told Seven Days later. “I see growth, I see movement, but everything’s on God’s time.” For 28 years, New Alpha has been a place of community and worship for Vermonters grounded in the black Baptist tradition of gospel music, emotive preaching and fervent prayer. The church, though, is in transition. Since last December, when longtime pastor Rev. Leroy Dixon retired, it’s had no paid employees and membership has been declining. The New Alpha website redirects to a “currently inactive” message, and the Facebook page is rarely updated. On this particular Sunday, guest preacher Don Ray came from Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he pastors a black church, New Jerusalem Baptist. New Alpha is trying to resurrect itself. After a year off, members are planning its annual Gospel Fest, a community celebration of gospel music open to other churches and groups, for March 2018. They’re forming a steering committee to hire a new pastor. The regulars navigating this time of uncertainty are clinging to their spiritual haven in the least religious, secondwhitest state in the nation. According to 2016 census data, just 1.3 percent of the

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Vermont population identifies as black or African American alone. While 54 percent of adults in the Green Mountain State call themselves Christian, according to a study by the Pew Research Center of Religion and Public Life, less than 1 percent specify “historically black Protestant.” “It’s been a struggle to keep the doors of the church open for a lot of different

reasons,” said Burlington resident and longtime attendee Christine Kemp Longmore. “We’re here for everyone, but we’re here especially for African Americans and other people of color that feel like they need that connection to be part of this community.” For now, those committed to the church give what they can in tithes and offerings. Regular volunteers, such as

deacons Burgess and Jarvis Grant, run Monday Bible studies, organize Sunday worship, and find guest pastors. On the Sunday this reporter visited, Burgess had just returned from a vacation. She chose the hymns for the service just minutes before it started. After greeting attendees, she broke into the traditional gospel hymn “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” in a full, clear voice. Junior Selman joined in with a jazzy, upbeat electric guitar. “I am weak, but thou art strong, Jesus, keep me from all wrong,” Burgess sang, as congregants swayed or clapped in time. “I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk, close to thee.” New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church was founded in February 1989 by Rev. Rodney Patterson, who was then working as director of multicultural affairs at the University of Vermont. After he took the job, Patterson, an ordained


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Baptist minister from Michigan, searched for a place to worship and found nothing suitable. “I knew I couldn’t come here without a church,” Patterson told the New York Times in a 1989 article on New Alpha’s genesis. “So I knew I would have to start one myself.” That’s what he did. The church met in the Christ Church Presbyterian chapel on UVM’s Redstone campus, explained Shirley Boyd-Hill, a Fairfax resident who said she was the first member of the choir there. She and her husband, Roy Hill, were recent transplants from Petersburg, Va.; Hill had a job fundraising at UVM. The couple and Patterson connected because in a place like Burlington, BoydHill said, “black folk come together; we find each other.” Within months, there were 50 attendees on any given Sunday. Eventually, a youth group and children’s choir were established, and families met for a monthly potluck dinner, Boyd-Hill said. On Sunday afternoons, New Alpha members would visit patients in the hospital or the choir would sing in local nursing homes. “It was old-school; we were like family,” Boyd-Hill said. Patterson left in 1994 for a job at Michigan State University. Two subsequent pastors led New Alpha for brief periods. The last time the church hired a pastor, in 2000, the process took nearly three years, according to church historical documents. In the end, the steering committee chose Leroy Dixon. Though he lived in Springfield, Mass., Dixon stayed on at New Alpha for 16 years, driving six hours round-trip to preach in Burlington each Sunday.

When Dixon retired last December, the church faltered. Membership slipped, as did fundraising. Congregants found it difficult to make ends meet, despite relatively low monthly costs: less than $500 in rent, along with travel expenses for visiting pastors. Head deacon Grant wouldn’t disclose New Alpha’s finances but said it’s sufficient. “We have funds available to do the work that the Lord has called us to do,” he said. New Alpha isn’t the only church struggling to attract adherents. The First Congregational Church, which has hosted New Alpha for most of its 28-year existence, has about 300 congregants — down from some 1,000 that once worshipped each week. “There’s a huge number of un-churched people in the white and black communities,” observed Rev. Carrie Bail, First Congregational’s interim senior pastor. New Alpha occupies a niche among Vermont’s observant black worshippers, Bail said. In fact, her church has been more successful than New Alpha in attracting members of Burlington’s New American community, including a large group of Congolese. New Alpha’s worship style “doesn’t cross denominational boundaries very easily,” Bail hypothesized. And when people do come to New Alpha, they don’t always stick around, said Boyd-Hill. “Some people can stay here, and some people can’t,” Longmore said of blacks who move to Vermont. “They’re so used to being in a more diverse community, it doesn’t work for them.” Longmore, who is biracial, was married in New Alpha soon after the church was founded. For Longmore, the church has become a place of solace. “Being people of color in Vermont, you can feel really isolated or you can feel like you don’t belong,” she said. Midway through the 90-minute Sunday service last month, attendance peaked at 16 — including the pastor and a reporter. Preaching from the Book of Samuel, pastor Don Ray explained there’s a danger in going through religious rites without adhering to the voice of God. “God was speaking, but they did not hear it,” he said of the young Samuel. Clad in black robes, he asked the congregation to repeat after him: “Speak, Lord. I want to hear what you wanna say.” Longmore attended with her 25-year-old son, Wynston, who grew up in the church. New Alpha helped her children “form their identity” as black


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arre resident Jason Hallock has a rule: If the weather forecast calls for more than three inches of rain, he prepares to evacuate his home on Reid Street ahead of potential flooding. A first-time visitor to the neighborhood might think Hallock’s plans are an overreaction. Gunners Brook, the body of water he fears, is usually a six-inch deep trickle, and his backyard, lined with tidy tomato gardens, sits a good 50 yards from the water’s edge. Nevertheless, the brook has flooded Hallock’s basement during minor storms that barely warranted a mention in the news. Hallock’s isn’t the only Reid Street home at risk of repeated flood damage. Last month, state officials announced the government spent roughly $500,000 to purchase five frequently flooded homes from willing sellers in the neighborhood. The houses will be demolished as part of a project touted as a model of flood prevention in Vermont. Hallock doesn’t want a buyout, at least not yet. He hopes an ongoing mitigation project, which includes the home buyouts and strengthening a retaining wall beside the brook, will put a stop to the flooding. As the state continues to recover from 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene, environmental experts have increasingly come to believe that buying and removing flood-prone homes makes more sense than rebuilding and repairing in areas like Reid Street. “We’re starting to build consensus that this is the way we are going to survive these flood events,” said Mike Kline, who leads the state’s river management program. “We’re … being a little more forthcoming with property owners about the ongoing expense and hardship associated with maintaining structures in some of these dangerous places.” The recent devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey further showcases the risks of building in flood-prone areas and may invigorate buyout efforts. In Vermont, removing homes in vulnerable places is a relatively new strategy. It began after Irene brought massive flooding to the southern and central parts of the state. The storm killed six people, washed out dozens of roads and stranded entire communities. As part of a larger aid package, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided Vermont $20 million for buyouts after Irene, according to Ben Rose, chief of recovery and mitigation for the state. Moreover, the federal government has issued eight additional disaster declarations in Vermont since Irene, mostly for intense rainstorms that caused local flooding. Those events have brought another $2 million in federal aid, some of which funded more buyouts. Government officials say buyouts appeal to both the head and the heart. They take people out of harm’s way and, by eliminating the need for costly repair and restoration projects, save taxpayers money over the long run. Those benefits are becoming more important as officials prepare for a future that they believe will have more large storms.

Flood-damaged homes and flood-control pylons in Gunners Brook in Barre

The state has bought 140 homes since Irene. The buyouts occurred in every corner of Vermont but were concentrated in Windsor and Washington counties. Technically, any home in a FEMA-designated flood-prone area is eligible for a buyout, if there is enough money, and if everyone — homeowners, towns, the state and the feds — is on board. The property acquisition program is for both homes that have been damaged by floods and those that could be in the future. For most of the home buyouts in Vermont, FEMA pays 75 percent of its assessed value. Nonprofits and other federal government programs fund the balance — or, if they are desperate enough to get rid of a vulnerable property, homeowners can agree to accept less than the home’s value. Once homes are demolished, the properties are deeded to local communities, with restrictions that they can never be developed. Fifteen miles west of Barre, officials in Northfield are wrapping up a six-year effort that led to the demolition of 18 flood-prone homes on Water Street. Part of the neighborhood was converted into a public park. It was relatively easy to convince homeowners to take buyouts, Northfield hazard mitigation planner Michele Braun said. During a large rainstorm in June 2011, the Dog River jumped its banks, flooding many basements along Water Street. When Irene hit two months later, new furnaces that homeowners hadn’t yet installed were ruined in freshly flooded basements.

“That did it for people,” Braun said. “People in the neighborhood came to the town and said, ‘We’re done, we’re out of here.’” Making matters worse, some of the residents did not have flood insurance, either because they couldn’t afford it or because they didn’t think it was necessary, Braun said. Even with willing sellers, the buyout process was tedious, Braun said. The feds took a year to approve the applications. The first house didn’t come down until May 2013. The loss of even a few homes can have a significant impact on grand lists in smaller communities. “There are definitely people in Northfield who are still unhappy about that,” Braun said. “What I said at the time and I will continue to say is that it wasn’t the buyouts that hit the grand list, it was Irene. The flooding destroyed the value of those properties.” Despite Barre’s relatively large local tax base, city manager Steve Mackenzie said officials there were initially concerned about losing taxes generated by five homes that are being demolished. Vermont officials acknowledge they have been able to demolish only a tiny fraction of homes that are in flood-prone areas. More than 7,000 people requested government aid for damage after Irene, Rose said — so the 140 homes that came down were just a sampling. “We will never run out of hazard-mitigation opportunities,” Rose said. Among the homeowners who took a buyout after Irene was Don Reddick, whose house on the Tweed River in Stockbridge stood in the floodway.




With his neighborReddick was inside hood now largely vacated, with his wife as the water Barcomb said he enjoys rose that August day. They the increased privacy and barely escaped before the quiet. He can even see the river slammed into the stars better, he said. house. The couple conThe tab for buying all cluded that they didn’t Vermont homes in floodwant to risk dealing with prone areas could run into another flood. the billions of dollars. And “It was a no-brainer,” the federal government said Reddick, who now has severely limited the lives in Norwood, Mass. number of homes that are “There was an element even theoretically eligible. of trauma involved. I The FEMA maps — had people say, ‘What which purport to highlight are you scared about? MIKE KLINE homes that have a 1 perIt only happens every cent chance of experienc100 years. You will be ing significant flooding dead and gone when it happens again.’ But we felt, if you in any given year — are outdated and take the buyout and eliminate the incomplete, experts say. And if a home house, you might be saving someone isn’t on the map, owners aren’t eligible down the road, because it’s going to for FEMA aid. Several homes in Jamaica that were happen again.” Eight of Reddick’s neighbors also flooded by Ball Mountain Brook during took post-Irene buyouts, but a ninth, Irene were not in the FEMA-designated Dave Barcomb, declined to do so. area and, therefore, were not eligible for Barcomb had recently completed federal buyout funds. Some of the FEMA maps are 40 an expensive addition to his second floor and didn’t want to abandon his years old, and the agency has mapped home, despite the damage done by the only 20 percent of the state’s rivers, four feet of water that inundated his concentrating on the largest bodies of first floor. STORM DAMAGE

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LOCALmatters Hemp Is Hot « P.15 marijuana, even if it is eventually legalized in Vermont. Sen. John Rodgers (D-Essex/ Orleans) is a moderate Democrat with a libertarian streak who is not prone to chasing the latest fads. A stonemason by trade, he hadn’t farmed in years, but this year he sowed 12 hemp plants on his property in Glover. “I’m probably the smallest of all the hemp growers,” Rodgers said. He’ll use his crop to learn more about different strains, how to process the plant and whether he wants to produce CBD goods himself or just sell the hemp harvest to others. Eventually, he wants hemp farming to be his main source of income.







“A lot of things intrigue me about it,” he said, including being able to work at home on his own land. The 52-year-old said his aching back, knees and ankles tell him, “At some point I’ve got to stop lifting stone.” Rodgers is also sold on the therapeutic value of the CBD oil extracted from hemp. “I know people using CBD who’ve gotten off prescription drugs. I think this stuff has potential,” he said. But the senator noted that hemp is an unusual crop to grow. “It looks exactly like marijuana,” he said. He posted a sign clearly labeling it as hemp. “If somebody stumbles out of the woods and sees the plants, they’ll say, OK, I can’t get high,” Rodgers said. The state Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets regularly gets inquiries from police agencies about whether a certain crop is permitted as hemp, said Tim Schmalz, the agency’s plant industry

Resurrecting Faith « P.17 Americans in a largely homogeneous community, she said. After she divorced and became a single mother, Longmore added, the church offered her the support and encouragement she needed. But the church’s lack of financial resources and committed members has taken its toll. Longmore lamented the lack of a youth ministry, saying there’s just not enough “people power” to make it happen. Things are better than they were just after Dixon left, but finances remain

section chief. When they learn a plot is registered as hemp, police leave it alone, he said. Beyond the annual permit application, according to Schmalz, hemp farmers face little regulation in Vermont. Starting this fall, the state will offer voluntary hemp testing. For $150 a sample, the tests will reveal the hemp crop’s CBD and THC levels, he said. Because hemp must test below 0.3 percent THC to be legal, farmers face a risk if their crops exceed the limit. “It’s no longer hemp,” Schmalz said. “We will let them know their hemp sample came in a little high and we will advise local law enforcement.” Chang, who is growing hemp for research purposes in Charlotte, said he wants the state to provide more regulation, so producers can demonstrate that their products meet standards and separate themselves from those who don’t. “We need regulation to legitimize the industry,” he said. A growing number of farmers are hoping this will indeed be a legit industry. Berthiaume, of Quarry Road Farm, said he believes in CBD’s therapeutic value. He and Pominville also believe hemp represents one of the most exciting new opportunities to hit Vermont farming in years. That’s made delving into hemp fun, they said. “There’s no modern history with hemp. There’s no modern equipment with hemp,” Berthiaume said. So Pominville bought a used 1973 cultivator. He sounded like a kid with a new toy as he explained how, with the help of a YouTube video, he rejiggered the height of the tines to accommodate the taller-than-corn, fibrous hemp plants. He and Berthiaume can’t wait to hit the hemp field with the machine.  Contact:

tight, Longmore said. “We have to at least break even. If you have a pastor coming here from out of town, and you’re paying his expenses, you have to be able to cover that,” she said. A full-time local pastor will be costlier still, and finding one isn’t easy. Other churches have tried — and failed — to draw clergy of color to the state, said Rev. Arnold Thomas, the pastor of the predominantly white Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho. He’s the only full-time African American pastor in the state, and has occasionally spoken at New Alpha.

Storm Damage « P.19 water, Kline said. That offers a limited view of Vermont’s flood dangers. (A grant program administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development has funded buyouts of a few homes that were not covered by FEMA.) When FEMA does step up, home purchases are not the end of the story. After arranging for buyouts in Northfield, town officials realized they had an opportunity to do even more to prevent flooding. Officials created a five-acre public park where the homes once stood. They restored native vegetation to allow the area to serve as a natural release valve that could mitigate downstream flooding when the Dog River rises. Officials have similar plans for the land near Gunners Brook in Barre. They aim to convert a cluster of five homes into a floodplain with trees and shrubs. The city also removed a small bridge that had caused water in the brook to back up, and it added concrete pillars in the brook to collect debris. But getting the homes knocked down was the most important part of the $1 million project, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon said. Homeowners in the neighborhood, most of whom did

not have flood insurance, could not afford to rebuild again and again. “This was long overdue,” Lauzon said at an August press conference. “They were just constantly caught in the middle, digging two feet of muck out of their basements.” The state plans to keep spreading the word about the buyout program and is collecting success stories. After Irene, a federal buyout removed two homes near the floodprone Neshobe River on Newton Road in Brandon. During a rainstorm last July, the Neshobe rose again, flooding the empty field where the two homes once stood, state hazard mitigation officer Lauren Oates said. But other Newton Road homes were damaged, and the town is on the hook for $500,000 to repair the washed-out road. Later this month, Oates and other officials will meet with the Brandon Selectboard and Newton Road homeowners to discuss whether it’s time for more buyouts. “In the best possible solution, we’d be able to purchase those homes, and the town could decommission the road entirely,” Oates said. “If we could do it all over again, we wouldn’t build there in the first place.”  Contact:, @Davis7D or 865-1020, ext. 23


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In his previous capacity overseeing Vermont’s United Church of Christ congregations, he had difficulty attracting black pastors to majority white churches and towns. “African Americans did not find enough churches within our state that reflected their faith tradition, their racial tradition, even in an integrated capacity,” Thomas said. As for New Alpha, its presence “signifies there’s still a strong enough critical mass of African Americans in Vermont to necessitate the establishment of a church with an emphasis on the African

American worship tradition,” Thomas said. “The challenge for New Alpha going forward is how it’s going to acquire a pastor with an appreciation for that.” There’s reason to hope. Staff from the American Baptist region that covers Vermont and New Hampshire is overseeing the process, and there’s been “a surprising amount of interest from visiting pastors,” Longmore said. “The doors will never close,” Burgess vowed. “Never.”  Contact:


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Kenneth Irwin Gross

Carl Peter Hannus

Max Skapof; grandchildren Zoey and Theo Skapof; two sisters, Cindy Hannus and Barbara Hannus Crossman; and his brother, Ralph Hannus; as well as five nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Reuben and Dorothy Hannus. His family will gather for a private celebration of Pete’s life in Williamstown, Mass., this fall.  Donations in his name may be made to the VNA Respite House in Colchester, Vt.

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Jasen Morin

1974-2017, CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Jasen J. Morin, 42, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Monday, September 4, 2017. A celebration of Jasen’s life and friends will be held on October 7 at Tangletown Farm in Glover, Vt. “Memories” Written by his dear friend Jeremy Patrissi  Jasen Morin remains the most authentic person I’ve ever met. Even when authenticity derailed his train, he remained original and indifferent to the hardships. In fact, he would often meet life’s challenges with tenacity in what I can only describe as a game of chicken. Jasen was stubborn, unrelenting — a show of moxie standing up to icebergs only he had the desire and will to endure. He didn’t always win, but he always picked himself up.  Jasen grew up in our little estuary in Vermont in a

During his career in mental health as a social worker, he opted for the most difficult case I’ve ever known. He handled it with panache and, as usual, total heart. I was in awe. He was equally adept in the kitchen, where at any time you could show up unannounced and he was only too happy to make you food from his kitchen and be fully present with you. He was a chef by trade and had just completed a degree in sustainable agriculture. Jasen made a difference in everyone’s life that had the good fortune to meet him, and that’s why it’s so hard to think that we won’t have access to his authenticity, his acceptance, his unconditional assuring embrace and his particularly twisted, wonderful humor. He was lovely and beautiful.  He embodied the human condition and exemplified so very much. I wanted more time with him. I’m so angry he is gone so early, and I can’t imagine the void he left for his family and friends.  If there is an afterlife when we pass, I hope Jasen will be right there to meet me when I cross over. Jasen leaves his daughter Aliya McDonald of Tucson, Ariz.; stepdaughter Vivian Crowley of Carrboro, N.C.; mother Tina Desmarais and stepfather Rick Desmarais of central Vermont; grandmother Lucy Pridham of York Beach, Maine; father Paul Chadwick, stepmother Kristin Chadwick and little brother Camden Chadwick of Cape Neddick, Maine; and aunts, uncles, cousins and more friends than anyone I’ve ever met.

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Carl Peter Hannus, fondly known as “Pete,” passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017, with his two daughters at his side. Peter was born and raised in western Massachusetts, graduating from Mt. Greylock High School in 1964. He was an avid musician, playing the clarinet in his high school band and performing for musicals and concerts. He went to Boston University to study music, then worked as road manager for a jazz fusion band, Osmosis. Peter studied television repair via correspondence school in Boston before moving back to western Massachusetts. He carried on his passion for music by playing his guitar for his daughters. He made television repair house calls for many years before shifting with the times to computer chip testing. He retired to Vermont in 2013 to be closer to his grandchildren.   In addition to playing music, Peter was an enthusiastic fisherman, a competitive pool player and an avid fan of all things science fiction. He was most comfortable at home on a Sunday with the Boston Globe in his hand and the week’s papers stacked at his elbow, determined to read every inch. Peter leaves behind his daughters, Jessame Hannus and Amy Skapof; son-in-law

time that helped foster the thespian in him. Everyone who met Jasen would be immediately drawn to his inviting, sweet smile and his soulful, loving eyes. His eyes looked as though they had seen a million lifetimes. They were so kind and forgiving, and his smile made everyone gravitate to him. He was easy, and he made you feel easy. I’ll always picture him in his tie, short-sleeve white button-up shirt and khaki pants onstage singing Billy Joel his senior year. Jasen was passionate and funny. He would say the most unmentionable things so casually, and, in that moment of disbelief and laughter, the two of you would exchange a moment of uncanny joy and companionship because he helped you discover something about yourself.  I don’t know exactly what was the author of the pain he suffered from, but it haunted him early and was long-lasting. Jasen was a torrent when he was courting addiction. He didn’t do anything halfway. But we loved him for just that — for his loyalty, his willingness to at any minute go with you anyplace, anywhere. When he had peace with himself, there wasn’t a more kind human being. Utterly selfless and devoid of any pretense and genuine every minute, Jasen never, ever aspired to be anything but himself.  He was always fully present when you were in his company. You could count on Jasen to tell you what he thought, and he had an intelligent mind to be a great resource for anyone.


in 2017 as the Kenneth I. Gross/Tony Trono Governor’s Institute in the Mathematical Sciences. He founded the Vermont Mathematics Initiative to improve mathematical knowledge of elementaryand middle-school teachers and enhance their ability to inculcate in their students a love and enjoyment of mathematics. To date, the VMI has trained more than 500 Vermont teachers to become mathematics teacherleaders in their schools and districts. The VMI model has been adopted in eight states and Australia.   Ken also received many prestigious awards throughout his career, spanning teaching, scholarship and service, and was an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society.  Ken was loved and cherished by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou; daughters Laura and Karen; sons-inlaw David Rochberg and Matthew Huyck; grandsons James Aaron, Gabriel, and Adam; brother and sister-in law Herb and Louise Gross; sister Thelma Naymie; sister-in-law and brotherin-law Kathy and Lynn Bade; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim and Jodi Shannahan; and nieces, nephews and friends.  Ken spent the final weeks of his life at the McClureMiller VNA Respite House, where he was surrounded by the love and comfort of his family and friends, as well as by the tender care and kindness of the staff and volunteers, where the twinkle in his eyes and great smile were returned. If desired, contributions in Ken’s name may be made to the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy., Colchester, VT 05446.  A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Sunday, October 15, at the UVM Alumni House. All who wish will have an opportunity to share memories with those in attendance.  


1938-2017, BURLINGTON Kenneth Irwin Gross, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont and founder of the nationally recognized Vermont Mathematics Initiative, died on Sunday, September 10. Ken was a highly respected research mathematician and an inspirational and innovative teacher who later became equally well recognized as a champion for mathematics education.  During his career, he held faculty and visiting appointments in eight states, Taiwan and Australia and served as program director at the National Science Foundation. He was recruited to UVM in 1987, where he chaired the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1988 to 1992. Under his leadership, the department expanded its mission in research, undergraduate teaching and outreach to all corners of Vermont.    Ken cofounded several organizations with the goal of enhancing the teaching of mathematics in Vermont, including the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition and the Vermont Mathematics, Science and Technology Summer Institute for talented Vermont high school students, designated


Double Duty: Poet David Lehman Appears in Burlington This Week B Y S A D I E W I LLI A M S






his weekend, acclaimed poet David Lehman will make not one but two appearances in the Queen City. The Best American Poetry series editor-in-chief will travel from New York City for a reading at the PAINTED WORD POETRY SERIES at the University of Vermont and at the Friday-evening opening of the BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL. Founded and directed by Seven Days film critic RICK KISONAK, the book fest is Thursday through Sunday, September 14-17, at multiple city locations. It presents talks, readings and book signings with authors from Vermont, such as PHILIP BARUTH, TINA ESCAJA and ANGELA PALM, and beyond, including poet laureate of Virginia Tim Seibles, prize-winning poet and critic J. Mae Barizo, and memoirist Melissa Febos. And, back by popular demand, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra clickety-clacks in concert at Burlington City Hall Auditorium on Saturday night. While literature is lauded downtown, poetry takes the stage up the hill at UVM. Lehman reads his work and talks with listeners in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, on Friday afternoon. Since 2008, UVM professor and poet MAJOR JACKSON has invited poets to campus for the Painted Word readings. “The series was initially conceived to showcase local New England poets,” Jackson says, “but eventually became attractive to poets of national repute. So, we aim for a balance and diversity of voices and experiences.” Poets Willie Perdomo and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will read on September 21 and November 30, respectively, at the FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART. Jackson praises the participants in the series this year. He calls New York City-based Diggs an “extraordinary poet,” noting her collaborations with jazz artists such as pianist Vijay Iyer. Puerto Rican Perdomo, he notes, “will appeal to all, but especially to the Latino/ Latina Americans in our community.” As for Lehman, Jackson calls him “one of the most important guardians of American literature.” Lehman initiated the Best American Poetry series in 1988 to highlight new verse. Each year, guest editors select 75 poems from as many publications. Inclusions in this year’s collection, edited by former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, originally appeared in diverse publications — from BuzzFeed to the Kenyon Review. Lehman pens an introduction, drawing on the complexities and similarities of all 75 poems, to comment on the state of poetics, and the country, at the time of publication. This year, his introduction dives into unexpected milestones of 2016, such as the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, Bob Dylan receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature and Donald Trump becoming … well, you get the idea. A recent unexpected loss in the poetry world was the death of John Ashbery. The writer was a close friend of Lehman’s, a celebrated American poet and guest editor of the inaugural issue of Best American Poetry.


as an extension of what I do; it puts me in contact with people and is something I enjoy. There must be a frustrated actor or singer in me. Columbia University had [its] own radio station, and one of my roommates was Robert Siegel, the voice of “All Things Considered.” He was one of the major broadcasters on [Columbia’s] WKCR. I did a show about poetry, and to make it work we tried to have not only interviews and taped readings of [people like] T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost, but figured out ways of getting music in there. SD: Have you spoken to Major Jackson about his new course? He’s doing a poetry podcast with his students, I think. DL: No, but that’s good. Poetry is always influenced by the most current means of communication. The typewriter affected poetry. That’s very obvious in the work of E.E. Cummings or William Carlos Williams. And the telephone had an impact, the same as computers. From the view of building an audience, you use whatever the newest means are.

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Seven Days spoke with Lehman by phone about Ashbery, speaking in public, and fine writing. SEVEN DAYS: Could you tell me about the efforts you’ve made to commemorate John Ashbery in this last week? DAVID LEHMAN: I wrote a piece for American Scholar, for which I write a weekly column, and we’ve posted on the Best American Poetry blog many reminiscences of people who were close to John. I think we’ve approached several dozen and have already posted really good notes from Archie Rand, the painter, Michael Malinowitz and Evelyn HorowitzMalinowitz, the obituaries [by] Mark Ford and Olivier Brossard and Andrew Epstein, and there’s much more on tap. It’s a way of cushioning oneself by transmuting energy that would go into mourning into something more creative and generous. I think it will be impossible for people with an indifference to poetry to witness the reaction and not come to the conclusion that this was a very special person. Poetry is written for a tiny section of the populace, but [Ashbery] was a towering figure for so many different people. SD: How often do you participate in events like this — the Painted Word series and the Burlington Book Festival? DL: I’m no stranger to these. They’re usually very enjoyable occasions, because people who’ve gathered have an interest in poetry and art, and you get to see a lot of colleagues who you don’t get to see [often] because they live in different places. You get to sign copies of books, which is very cheering for a writer. And, if you like performing, it’s good. Some studies rank public speaking as people’s biggest fear. They dislike it more than a visit to the dentist. I’m one of the luckier ones who regard public speaking

SD: In the introduction to Best American Poetry 2017, you mention that the Kenyon Review and Ploughshares are “on the honor roll” for having contributed more poems to the series than other publications. Is that consistently true through the years? Do different publications come to the forefront despite changes in editors? DL: It changes every year. One year it was the New Yorker magazine that gave us the most poems. Another year, recently, it was something called “Poem a Day” from the Academy of American Poets website. Ploughshares and Kenyon Review are excellent magazines, and often we have printed poems from them. There are many distinguished magazines in the country that don’t get enough credit. I think a subsidiary objective of the Best American Poetry [series] is not only to bring poetry to the fore but to acknowledge the magazine[s] that published the poetry. SD: What are you reading right now? DL: I was just reading a collection of poems that hasn’t yet been published, by a young woman who is an outstanding poet and asked me to write a blurb for the back of the book. I was rereading [Fyodor] Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, Virginia Woolf, some of her essays, and I was reading a book [by] Aldous Huxley called Point Counter Point. I just reread some Ashbery. And the other day I read through Best American Poetry 2017. You’ve read it all with an eye toward fixing errors, and then you read the book [once it’s published], and you find an error in your forward. But, aside from that, you’re enjoying all the poems and the way they interact, like sitting next to each other on barstools having conversations while sipping cocktails. m Contact:

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also choose to have children,” she wrote. The soprano is especially grateful for her community’s support because she feels that Tanglewood’s preeminent musicians Mary Bonhag on faculty helped her significantly improve her instrument. The singing program’s director this year was the esteemed soprano Dawn Upshaw, who helped train Bonhag while the latter earned her master’s degree in vocal performance at Bard College. In addition to taking twice-weekly voice classes and giving regular recitals, primarily at the intimate Seiji Ozawa Hall, the voice fellows received specific coaching on each new program from a different faculty member. And, wrote Bonhag, there were “concerts to attend every single night of the highest caliber” — including those by her fellow singers. Reviewers for the New York Times and Classical Voice North America both took special note of Bonhag and MacNeil’s performances, with a third singer, of contemporary composer David Lang’s “just (after song of songs).” “A beautiful performance,” the Times reporter wrote. One of Bonhag’s emails conveyed just how momentous the summer was for her: “I saved the voice mail from November saying I got in [to Tanglewood] until I just got home last week. That’s how excited I was!” This weekend’s concerts will allow her and the other highly select musicians to pour their emotion into song. AMY LILLY


Soprano MARY BONHAG was on complete voice rest last week prior to a concert at the Resonant Bodies Festival in Brooklyn. So this owner of a beautifully expressive voice in both speech and song could use only email to describe what may have been her richest musical summer yet — as a 2017 fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. Bonhag was one of only 15 singers to win a spot in national auditions at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was her fourth attempt in 10 years. “This is not an uncommon story,” she wrote. “It’s pretty darn competitive.” Now Bonhag has invited two of her fellow Tanglewood singers to join her on the season-opening concert of SCRAG MOUNTAIN MUSIC, the central Vermont chamber series that she and her husband, EVAN PREMO, run from their Marshfield home. Bonhag, mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil and bass Andrew Munn will sing a program of songs by Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Kurt Weill, William Bolcom and others — some of which they performed at Tanglewood. Premo, a double-bass player, will accompany Munn and pianist Adam Rothenberg, another Tanglewood fellow, on a Mozart concert aria. The concert is, in part, a thank-you to the Vermonters who made the singer’s summer possible. Bonhag was determined not to leave her husband and two young sons behind for eight weeks, even to pursue a dream she has had since high school. So she launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the costs of staying in Lenox, Mass., with her family. Of the $10,000 needed for a furnished place, supporters raised the requested $6,000. Tanglewood pays its fellows $2,000. “They’re not used to having fellows with children,” Bonhag wrote. (Premo periodically traveled back and forth for performances with the CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS, the VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and the ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY. Bonhag stresses the importance of starting “a conversation about the need for foundations and grants for … [musician] mothers and families. We are limiting the amount and kinds of art and music we all can experience if we don’t support musicians who



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ANTHILL COLLECTIVE — a team of artists primarily composed of SCOTTIE RAYMOND, BRIAN CLARK and HARRISON HOLMES — has been adorning Chittenden County walls since 2011. Raymond says the idea for a local graffiti festival has been percolating “ever since we started going to events like Art Basel [in Miami] and Under Pressure in Montréal. It’s just a really rad way to show Burlington this thing that we love in a way they might get more than they usually do.” Enter Above the Radar, a three-day festival on Burlington’s waterfront that begins on Friday evening. Over the weekend, graffiti artists will adorn a 260-foot, west-facing wall of a large building on the Burlington waterfront. Lake Champlain Transportation owns the building, which is near the King Street ferry dock. And of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without music and food to entertain and fuel artists and observers alike. Performers include DJ KANGANADE, hip-hop groups SELF PORTRAIT and BOOMSLANG, and others. Taco Truck All Stars and Shy Guy Gelato will supply the edible elements. “[Graffiti is] probably the single biggest modern art movement in the world and becoming more widely accepted, but it’s pretty under the radar in Vermont,” Raymond says, explaining the name of the festival. “People don’t want to see graffiti-lettering pieces — they



raffiti has long carried a negative stigma, but an upcoming festival in Burlington just might help to change some


Kobra paint donated about 150 cans of spray paint for the artists, Raymond estimates. The artists themselves will determine the murals’ content. There’s no set theme, Raymond says, other than the festival’s name. “Rather than telling people, ‘This is the concept we want you to work with,’” he explains, “we want you to meet your neighbor and collaborate. Hopefully, everybody will inspire each other.” And, he also hopes, the artwork will inspire city residents to take the genre more seriously. In the description of the festival on Facebook, Anthill says it envisions graffiti as a medium for social change. “With most visual art, you have to walk into a gallery or museum,” Raymond says. “Graffiti confronts people on the street. I see it as a way to convey a message.” Former employee JILL BADOLATO, who worked closely with Anthill to secure funding for the festival, agrees. In her 12-year tenure at Dealer as director of corporate social responsibility, she coordinated a multitude of public art projects, including painted recycling containers for CSWD, art-spangled doors at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a mural at the King Street Center and painted sails at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.



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want to see flowers and birds. We just want to show people that it’s a legitimate art form.” Anthill selected a lineup of individual artists and collectives from Vermont and elsewhere to participate in Above the Radar. “We basically started with the people we’ve met at other events — people we’ve worked with before, and it just grew organically from there,” Raymond says. Cedric Vise Douglas, who goes by Vise 1, and Julez Roth will come from Boston. Last year, they made a brief visit to Burlington to paint the back of ARTSRIOT. 123KLAN will make the trip south from Montréal. The French-born

husband-and-wife duo focuses on fusing graffiti styles with contemporary design and frequently collaborates with sportswear brands. In all, 25 artists or groups — including Anthill — will be painting this weekend. According to Raymond, there’s a waitlist for others who would like to join in. Each artist or group will be assigned a small length of the long wall, which already has been primed with 36 gallons of black paint. The Local Color program operated by the Chittenden Solid Waste District donated 20 gallons of recycled top coat; Benjamin Moore, via Vermont Paint, donated some of the base coat and gave Anthill a reduced rate on the rest.

“I like to look for canvases that fuse business, art and community in unexpected ways,” Badolato says. “I consider myself an art instigator of sorts. Most of the cities I have traveled to around the world [during] the last decade revere and celebrate street art.” Badolato has worked with Anthill on previous projects and expresses confidence in Above the Radar. “I knew we could pull this off,” she says. “It’s a big wall, but we have it covered.”  Contact:

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[Re Off Message: “Advocate: Transient’s Latest Arrest Exposes Holes in Social Safety Net,” August 25]: Eight hundred sixty-one contacts with police, $12,000 in fines, more than 100 arrests. How much money has this poor soul cost Vermont? At the same time, the Windsor prison, which is almost empty, is costing Vermont $83,000 per inmate [“Vermont’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Prison Has an Uncertain Future,” September 6]. Do either of these items make any sense to anyone? Who in state government is looking at the big picture? Convert half of Windsor to a residential mental health facility, reduce Department of Corrections expenses and increase mental health facilities in one fell swoop. As an aside, what are the courts doing with mental health issues? How can this person pay fines? Why impose them? Why arrest him if he is released the next day with no address, no money and no life? This is inhumane, pointless and just plain stupid! 9/11/17 12:53 PM

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Just wondering which country has the loosest free-speech laws. I imagine there has to be one with even fewer limits than the U.S., right? — Velocity, via the Straight Dope Message Board — uncovered faces help everybody “live together,” France argued before the European Court of Human Rights, which agreed.) But other restrictions are less divisive. Indeed, an understanding that some speech regulation is socially useful is just sort of baked into a lot of European governance, such that National Public Radio did a story, tied to the 2012 protest ban, on how U.S. notions of free speech can be “perplexing” abroad. Most instances where other democracies limit expression are situations in which they’re trying to stem hatred. Schauer writes, “There appears to be a strong international consensus that the principles of freedom of expression are either overridden or irrelevant when what is being expressed is racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.” He mentions Germany and Israel, for instance, both of which have banned the Nazi party as well as other groups that promote racial superiority; Germany, France and Canada, which criminalize Holocaust denial; and a long list of countries that

make it a crime “to engage in the incitement to racial, religious or ethnic hatred or hostility.” For much of the world, per Schauer, such utterances “are widely accepted as lying outside the boundaries of what a properly conceived freedom of expression encompasses.” Again, inciting hatred is the key concept here. Meanwhile, in the U.S., it’s the incitement to harm or violence that marks the bounds of the First Amendment. (In the early ’90s, the U.S. was one of only 12 countries out of 129 that objected to a United Nations convention calling for laws criminalizing speech “based on racial superiority, or hatred [or] incitement to racial discrimination.”) You’re probably aware of at least one of the little jurisprudential holes carved out over the years: the famous shouting-fire-in-a-crowdedtheater standard, a nonbinding example set forth by Oliver Wendell Holmes in a 1919 Supreme Court opinion holding that citizens’ speech could be restricted only if it posed a “clear and present danger.” The Supreme Court raised the




he notion of American exceptionalism finds itself on thin ice nowadays, so congrats for locating one element of the ol’ national identity, anyway, that remains sui generis: The United States Constitution is generally regarded as providing the most robust speech protections around. Being unique isn’t necessarily a virtue, of course, and in the eyes of much of the world the United States’ conception of free speech comes across as rather extreme — the legal scholar Frederick Schauer, a former First Amendment professor at Harvard University, calls us a “recalcitrant outlier to a growing international understanding of what the freedom of expression entails.” Other countries, even (or especially) liberal democracies, have figured out ways to regulate speech for what they deem to be the overall social good — obviously sometimes a contentious concept. In 2012, for instance, France preemptively banned public protests against an online video perceived to be anti-Muslim, citing fears of violence. (It’s also outlawed burkas

standard a half century later with a requirement of “imminent lawless action” before speech could be criminalized. In the case in question, an Ohio Klan leader had been arrested after advocating attacks against Jews and black people. Generally, U.S. courts have tried to identify where speech might tip over into violence and set its limits there, while giving most other expression a wide berth. And folks here seem to like it that way: Per a 2015 Pew study, 77 percent of Americans “support the right of others to make statements that are offensive to their own religious beliefs,” and 67 percent were OK with statements “offensive to minority groups” — higher numbers than seen in any other nation surveyed. But what of freedom of speech’s close First Amendment cousin, freedom of the press? Here’s where we don’t do so hot. The watchdog group Reporters sans Frontières ranks countries in its annual World Free Press Index, and its most recent report placed the U.S. at number 43 of 180 countries — down from 41 in 2016. The report cited the arrests of journalists at protests,

the outgoing Obama administration’s prosecutions of leakers and, of course, the gang recently installed in Washington, D.C., not known for their love of constitutional norms and especially unaffectionate toward the fourth estate. Who’s got the world’s freest press? Norway, lauded by RSF for a rarity of violence and political pressure directed at journalists and for its strong laws limiting consolidation of media ownership. Nordic countries hold the first four spots on the 2017 list. Which may square with a theory Schauer offers for America’s free-speech exceptionalism: Our love of personal liberty outweighs all. European social democracies, as exemplified in Scandinavia, strike a different balance between communal value and individual rights, so it makes sense they’d outshine the U.S. when it comes to protecting institutions like the media, seen as broadly benefiting society as a whole. What we lack in strong institutions, by contrast, we make up for in unaffiliated racist cranks exercising their right to publicly say more or less whatever they want. I guess that’s the good news.


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ul Niroula’s greatest strength those in the refugee camp in Nepal is arguably his adaptability. and the U.S.? The son of a Hindu priest, he TUL NIROULA: “Spare the rod and attended a government-run spoil the child” was the policy in Bhutan. boarding school in his native country of Corporal punishment was given to Bhutan and read Buddhist scriptures as students. Whatever the teacher said, the students had to listen. They were part of his daily routine. In the refugee camp in Maidar, Nepal, very rigid to the syllabus. Reading and where Niroula lived for several months, learning by heart — this was the kind of he taught math under a tree because system there. But here, it’s about how much the child understands. Teachers there were no school buildings. Almost a decade later, after he re- work according to the child’s need. It’s ceived a scholarship from the United all activity based. Both grammar and English literature Nations high commissioner for refugees to pursue a degree in education, Niroula were taught in the camp. But for gramfound employment in Catholic schools mar, a formula was made by the teachin India. There, he not only taught math ers. The students used the formula in but cited Biblical scriptures during writing. But the way they speak may not be correct. Most of our children don’t “moral education” lessons. Despite his extensive experience in develop speaking skills because that was teaching, Niroula, 44, had a different not encouraged in the schools. passion. “I wanted to become a doctor,” SD: How did your teaching career in he said. “It was really hard for us to make the Maidar refugee camp start? our dreams come true.” TN: In January 1992, we formed a small Niroula had hoped organization. It’s called to get a government the Student Union scholarship to continue NAME: of Bhutan. We had a his education overseas. Tul Niroula meeting, and we asked Instead, he and his parents to send their TOWN: family fled to a refugee children to school. We Burlington camp in Nepal after didn’t have a school they were stripped building or books. So JOB: of their Bhutanese we taught under a tree. Home-school liaison citizenship in the early There were around 1990s. After spending at Winooski School District 3,200 students at that more than two decades time. as a refugee, Niroula and his family were Caritas [a Catholic nonprofit orgaresettled in Vermont in 2013. nization] came in March 1992. They These days, Niroula is a home-school brought books in a truck. A month later, liaison for the Winooski School District, the director of Caritas came. He called meaning he’s the bridge between Nepali- all the teachers and told us to make a and Hindi-speaking parents and their line. Then he gave 500 rupees to each of children’s American teachers. us. It wasn’t a lot of money, but at least “I have a lot of relationships with the we could buy some vegetables for a week parents,” said Niroula. “They cannot run or two. the school without the home-school In August 1992, I moved to Goldhap liaisons.” [refugee] camp. Still, we taught under Niroula’s responsibilities include trees. When it rained, all the students translating school documents, inter- used to say “Jai!” [victory to the god]. preting during parent-teacher confer- After a few months, Caritas started ences and providing in-class support to building brick-walled and bamboo English-language learners. He also helps schools with metal roofs. parents and teachers navigate differing cultural expectations surrounding edu- SD: What do you remember most cation, so that students can succeed. He about the school in the camp? took the time from a busy schedule to TN: We used to have a lot of competitions back in the camp — quiz competition, answer a few questions. essay writing competition, debate, SEVEN DAYS: How is the Bhutanese singing and dancing. We used to have education system different from an annual sports day. The whole school

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was divided into four houses. There would be a soccer match and badminton match. They got house points. SD: What can schools in the U.S. learn from their Bhutanese or Indian counterparts? TN: When I was in the Catholic school, we took students to the chapel. We started the class with a prayer, and then I would explain to the students a small part of the scriptures. They had a value education book. Some questions would be there. If you see a dog with a broken leg, or beggar, how would you help? They should have feelings for others. If nobody tells them, it might not come into their mind. Put something in their brain, [and] moral values are taught. SD: How do you provide in-class support to English-language learners? TN: The ELL teacher will be teaching, and I will be having my eyes on the students and sometimes explaining in their own language. Some of the newcomer students, they find it difficult to ask the teacher to go to the bathroom. They know English, but the teacher’s [accent] is different. For high school students, they have a lot of gaps [in their education]. I always tell them, “Since you have a lot of gaps,

it’s better you try more, work hard.” They feel shy. They feel they make mistakes. They don’t want to speak in English. So the learning process will be very, very slow. But at [John F. Kennedy] elementary and middle schools, they make mistakes, but they speak. They learn. A kindergartener, when he goes to fourth grade, fifth grade, he’ll be speaking more English than a high school student. SD: Have you thought about resuming your teaching career in Vermont? TN: In the beginning, yes. I thought I should get a teaching license. But since we came from a different education background and system, it may be really hard for me. The children here act and react totally different from the children back in the camp and India. Maybe if it’s just [to teach] my community, I may become a teacher. I have [a] British-English background. Some of the words and pronunciation are different. m Contact:

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So what happens if customers don’t pay their fines? Yacavoni said his company has subcontracted parking enforcement to yet another private firm, Park Select. Its staff issue tickets like the one Rabinowitz received and, if necessary, disable the vehicle with a Denver boot — a metal clamp locked onto a wheel that immobilizes the car. According to news reports, this process was controversial in Portland and resulted in at least nine complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau. But, according to UPP’s website, the company prefers booting vehicles to towing them. Why? Says UPP, the boot allows customers to access their belongings and pay their fine on-site rather than making a separate trip to an impoundment lot, which may not be open 24-7. Also, it prevents potential damage to vehicles in the towing process. According to Yacavoni, vehicles only get towed if they’re abandoned. How often does either enforcement action occur? Yacavoni claimed that, since November 2015, UPP-Vermont has only towed three cars and never once applied a boot. In contrast, Burlington’s parking enforcement manager, John King, said the city routinely tows vehicles that owe more than $75 in unpaid fines. And what happens if a customer refuses to pay a privately issued ticket? Yacavoni said the customer will be mailed overdue notices, and unpaid tickets eventually will be “turned over to collections.” As for Rabinowitz, she decided to take no chances and paid the fine, writing it off as “just the wages of running late for your anniversary dinner.” 

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hen performing arts presenters announce their new seasons, we get a frisson of anticipation: Who and what will be coming our way this year? Reliably, we find a diverse mix, from beloved Broadway shows, musicians and standup comedians to edgy, experimental acts that might push our buttons or blow our minds. Or both. It’s no secret that, in this small and largely rural state, Vermonters receive an almost overwhelming number of touring acts — never mind the many talented artists who actually live here. The bounty might lead some of us to take this performing arts thing for granted. We shouldn’t — perhaps especially when (no exaggeration here) the world as we thought we knew it seems to be out of control. This would be a good time to ruminate on why artists are compelled to do what they do and, conversely, why the rest of us ought to consider an evening at the theater over a night with Netflix. In other words, what’s in it for us? We posed these questions to a few local experts — those who book the shows and are just as passionate as the artists they bring. Natalie Neuert, director of the University of Vermont’s Lane Series, says that, for performers, “it’s the language they speak … It’s the way they want to share something with other people, emotionally or intellectually.” As for the recipients of that communication — the audience — Neuert says, “I really believe that live performance is a fundamental way we have of being human together. It’s a shared experience where we never know what the outcome will be.” Margaret Lawrence, programming director at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, acknowledges that she’s “thinking about our country, where we are in the world, our environment.” In addition to what artists express about themselves, she believes they “bring a sense of resilience, when we’re all in the same room together, a moment of truth. “We’re having conversations about how to deal with our differences, where do we go from here, respectfully,” Lawrence adds. “In this time of confusing communication, it’s incredibly important.” At the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, artistic director Steve MacQueen underscores the notion of human connection in the theater. “To me, the entire experience is the same for audience and performer,” he says. “The performer will present something to the best of their ability, and the audience will be open to it.” Personally, he notes, “I like performance that takes you by surprise — it becomes more meta, almost spiritual.” Hope Sullivan has only just arrived in Vermont as the new executive director of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, and so the current season represents the vision of retiring director Lance Olson. But Sullivan’s background with performing arts institutions — both presenting and educational — has shaped her convictions. While she expresses similar thoughts about artists and communication, Sullivan suggests that people also perform to transform. “Whether it’s to transform themselves, the community or the world, it’s about impact and engagement and making a difference,” she writes in an email. “That’s something we all strive for in our own unique ways, which is part of what makes witnessing performing arts such a compelling and powerful experience.” Of course, not every show has to be transcendent. Simply spending a couple of hours lost in music or laughing at funny people is more than all right. Hey, it’s two hours of not freaking out. But can live performance really help us all get along? “For me, music is an intangible cultural heritage that helps you understand other people — and yourself,” says Neuert. “That’s why I listen.” When we attend an excellent performance, she suggests, “it shows us the extent of our humanity.” That seems like a good start. And so are the following spotlights, meant to sample a variety of genres and venues — though by no means all. After each, where possible, we provide a list of acts in the same vein. On with the shows! PA M E L A PO L S T O N

Grace Kelly, appearing Friday, February 16, 8 p.m., at Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, $6-28.


Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m., Flynn MainStage, $15-38.

Imagine a Hitchcock film presented live, complete with cinematic tricks such as rack focus. Impossible? Now imagine it presented with shadow puppets, some of which are actually human. “Live cinema” is the phrase that Chicago-based troupe Manual Cinema uses to describe its unique productions. It creates them using overhead projectors, paper cutouts, transparencies and agile actor/puppeteers, who sometimes step in to replace their 2D counterparts on the screen. In Ada/Ava, an eerie meditation on death and duality, live musicians accompany the otherwise wordless tale of a septuagenarian mourning the twin with whom she spent her life. A search for wholeness drives her from her lighthouse home into a carnival’s hall of mirrors, putting the performers’ skills on impressive display. And not just their skills: In the theatrical equivalent of an open kitchen, the performers manipulate their materials in full view of the audience. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, Manual Cinema gives the audience “not one but two sights to gawk at: the process and the product.” The show transforms its audience, suggests the New York Times, into children mesmerized by a parent’s shadow play; the awareness of illusion “only strengthens the reality of the alternative world that these clever, powerful grown-ups have created for our delight.” M A R G O T HA R R I S O N

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p.m., Barre Opera House, $20-27; and Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5 and May 19 and 20, various times, FlynnSpace, $35. EDWARD ARRON (CELLO) AND JEEWON PARK (PIANO), Saturday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, $10-40. SHAI WOSNER (PIANO), Friday, January 12, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, $6-28. HEIDI BREYER (PIANO), Saturday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, $20/25. INON BARNATAN (PIANO), Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, $10-40.





Every four years, 30 pianists ages 18 to 30 vie for a medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. There are other ways for young pianists to launch a career, notes University of Vermont Lane Series director Natalie Neuert, but the Cliburn’s cachet and three-year tourmanagement package for winners can’t be beat. For example, this year’s gold medalist, 28-year-old Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea, will perform in 55 venues around the globe in the first year alone. One of his stops is the UVM Recital Hall, where the Lane Series has been hosting the medal winners since 1993. Sunwoo arrives in February. Neuert has scheduled the pianists in ascending order, “building up to the gold. Not that audiences will like the gold winner best,” she adds. “The bronze medalist is going to be really endearing.” She’s referring to Californian Daniel Hsu, who was just 19 during the competition. Kenneth Broberg, a Minnesotan, won the silver at age 23. That’s the age Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr. (1934-2013) was when he won the inaugural Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, inspiring supporters to found a stateside competition in his honor in 1962. Cliburn did little touring himself; instead, he left a way for audiences to hear some of the world’s finest young pianists.


Daniel Hsu (bronze), Friday, September 22; Kenneth Broberg (silver), Friday, November 17; and Yekwon Sunwoo (gold), Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., Lane Series at UVM Recital Hall, $5-40.


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Compagnie Hervé Koubi: Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit Sunday, October 8, 7 p.m., Flynn MainStage, $15-48.

Mingling performance and story, Compagnie Hervé Koubi explores the choreographer’s Algerian roots through the lens of Yasmina Khadra’s 2010 novel, Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit (What the Day Owes to the Night). Khadra is the pen name of Algerian army officer and author Mohammed Moulessehoul, who took the moniker to avoid military censorship. The story

examines the life of Younes, a Muslim Algerian boy whose life is upended at the onset of the Algerian War (19541962) for independence from France. Koubi explains the motivation behind his work on the dance company’s website: “I would like to give life to my dreams as a child born in France … who discovered belatedly his true origins and those of his parents, Algerians from birth.” The score of the show is as complex as Algeria’s history. Traditional Sufi music intertwines with Western compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet, among

others. The 17 male dancers, from Algeria and Burkina Faso, whirl through a global vocabulary of movement derived from capoeira, martial arts, hiphop and contemporary dance. Though the piece is based on a narrative, the spectacle is physical. As the Washington Post described it in a 2013 review of the company’s American debut, the performance is “a stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet.” S ADI E W I LLI AMS

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Donizetti’s popular comedy L’Elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), first performed in 1832, tells the story of the poor peasant Nemorino, who falls in love with the beautiful landowner Adina. But the countryside doesn’t inspire Opera Company of Middlebury’s Doug Anderson as a setting, and he’s “never a fan of happy peasants,” he says. So the adventurous director is setting OCM’s staged concert version in a

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Rosanne Cash November 11, 2017 1920s speakeasy. The quack “doctor” Dulcamara, from whom Nemorino buys the love potion that gives this opera its title, will be a bartender. “And who knows? The potion might be a martini,” Anderson declares. L’Elisir, one of the most famous comedies in opera, hasn’t lacked for exposure in 185 years. It was the 14th most-performed opera in the world between 2011 and 2015, according to Operabase. No surprise, then, that it’s also on the Metropolitan Opera’s roster for the coming season. Audiences will be able to see that fully staged period production in February at Live in HD screenings at six area venues.

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Adrienne Truscott: “Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!” Thursday and Friday, November 2 and 3, 8 p.m., FlynnSpace, $25.

In comedy, no subject is so sacred, no topic too taboo, as to spare a comedian from targeting it with a well-crafted bit, story or one-liner. Indeed, many of the world’s greatest comics, from Joan Rivers to Bill Hicks to Dave Chappelle, have made careers out of poking and prodding the most delicate sensibilities of their audiences. Nothing is off-limits — at least, that’s the ideal. In reality, some topics are too sensitive, emotional or dark for the majority of comics to handle effectively. Chief among these subjects might be rape.

With good reason, sexual assault is just about the most inflammatory, and perilous, subject in comedy. (Just ask Daniel Tosh how his last rape joke went.) But New York comedian, dancer and choreographer Adrienne Truscott didn’t just write a rape joke — she wrote an entire show about it. And it’s unlike anything else in comedy. “Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!” has been hailed by critics worldwide for its unflinching, daring, creative — and, yes, funny — commentary on rape and rape culture.

Following Truscott’s award-winning run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the UK’s Guardian said she performs with “firecracker wit, sophistication and luminous humanity.” Added Edinburgh website the List, “Pantless and breathless, Truscott bares her body and soul in an event that straddles the gap between performance art and comedy show.” Given the subject matter and nudity, Truscott’s multimedia performance is not for the faint of heart. But it might also be the most important comedy show you’ll ever see. Or, as the Scotsman put it, “Brutal, brilliant and brave … this is without a doubt the most powerful hour of comedy.” D A N BO LLE S

If you like this, try: JOHN CLEESE PRESENTS MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, Thursday, September 21, 7:30

p.m., Flynn MainStage, $25-90. JUSTON MCKINNEY, Friday, October 13, 7:30

p.m., Lebanon Opera House, $25. CORRINE FISHER, Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m.,

Vermont Comedy Club, $15. JAY PHAROAH, Friday and Saturday, December 1

and 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m., Vermont Comedy Club, $25-35. THE CAPITOL STEPS, Friday, February 2, 8 p.m.,

Paramount Theatre, $40. SECOND CITY, Saturday, February 24, 8 p.m.,

Flynn MainStage, $15-40. SARA JULI: TENSE VAGINA: AN ACTUAL DIAGNOSIS, Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m., and

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American radicalism and bomb building, enactments of method-acting processes, and performances from Bertolt Brecht’s adaptation of Antigone. The accompanying score is played on analog synthesizers and everyday objects. In the arts blog Hyperallergic, Sarah Rose Sharp calls The Radicalization Process “an absolutely original and radical performance.” More significantly, she pinpoints Hinterlands’ stake in envisioning the future, distilled in the production’s oft-repeated line: “The only war that matters is the war against the imagination; all other wars are subsumed in it.” RAC HE L E LI ZABE T H JO N E S

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Monday, November 13, 7:30 p.m., with preshow artists’ talk, 6:30 p.m., Lane Series at UVM Recital Hall, $5-30.

In 1932, a Lithuanian bookstore owner in Berlin named Hirsch Lewin founded a record label for Jewish musicians, whom the Nazis had banned from performing in non-Jewish venues. He made hundreds of recordings under the label Semer. But during 1938’s Kristallnacht, Lewin was arrested, his store raided and his records destroyed. Semer was forgotten for 60 years. Then, in 1992, musicologist Rainer Lotz began traveling the world to track down those old records; miraculously, he recovered nearly the entire catalog. In 2012, the Berlin Jewish Museum commissioned musician Alan Bern to re-create the archival recordings, and the Semer Ensemble was born. The all-star international octet performs Rescued Treasure — what Bern describes as a “last portrait of what Jewish artists were doing in the 1930s,” including klezmer, cabaret, cantorial music and folk. Some songs drip with Jewish humor; others are haunting. Hearing these Yiddish, Hebrew and German tunes, accompanied by violin, piano and accordion, feels like opening a musical time capsule — an experience made more poignant by learning that most of the original artists perished in Nazi death camps. In an age of ascendant fascism, Semer Ensemble’s music and stories couldn’t be timelier.




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Sanders. The Radicalization Process is loosely structured as a distinctly experimental 1960s and ’70s countercultural interpretation of Antigone, the Greek tragedy penned by Sophocles in the 5th century BC. As the actors rotate through characters and time frames, audience members are privy to scenes and snippets of

and 16, 8 p.m., Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, $17-40. WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT WITH MACARTHUR STINE, Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., Town Hall

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Wednesday, January 31, through Sunday, February 18, various times, Barrette Center for the Arts, $20-59.

Now is probably not the time to point out the silver lining of a hurricane. But if it weren’t for hurricanes, we wouldn’t have the Beatles. Well, maybe not exactly, but Paul McCartney and John Lennon did share a memorable night during such a storm, and that’s the premise of the world premiere of Only Yesterday by Bob Stevens at Northern Stage. Early in their careers, McCartney and Lennon found themselves stranded in a Key West, Fla., hotel room, having been rerouted due to said hurricane. They did what many twentysomethings would do in that situation: They got drunk and rode out the storm, staying up late and bonding over shared experiences — including the deaths of their mothers. McCartney included the impactful night in a poem written for Lennon after his death, according to a 2001 “Fresh Air” interview with Terry Gross: “What about





Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Sunday, November 19, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $22.50.

Lukas Nelson could have chosen any number of career paths. Yet he decided to follow dear ol’ dad into the family business: world-traveling music star. Being the offspring of the legendary Willie Nelson doesn’t necessarily preordain one for a similar life, but the vocation seems to suit both father and son. With his backing band, Promise of the Real, Lukas Nelson has carved out an ascendant career in his own right. The group’s new self-titled album features a dozen originals that suggest he’s doing more than simply walking in the outsize footsteps of the Red Headed Stranger. Writes the Washington Post, “He is the real deal and deserves to be treated seriously, independent of his father’s legacy.” That’s true even if vocal similarities make such comparisons hard to avoid. But the younger Nelson owes nearly as much to Kris Kristofferson,

the night we cried / because there wasn’t any reason / left to keep it all inside?” Hearing that National Public Radio interview inspired Stevens’ play, which is a fictional imagining of that night. According to Northern Stage artistic director Carol Dunne, who directs Only Yesterday, Stevens is “obsessed with the Beatles.” The playwright is best known for his work on TV series “Yes, Dear” and “The Wonder Years.” It seems he’s made a career out of nostalgia, and Only Yesterday is no exception. The play serves as a reminder that plans disrupted, and close quarters, can often lead to cherished memories. Who knows? Perhaps that fateful night even pushed McCartney and Lennon to alter the trajectory of pop music for years to come. JAC Q U E LI N E L AW LE R

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Waylon Jennings and Glen Campbell. And that’s to say nothing of the imprint left by his friend and mentor Neil Young. While Nelson’s new album bears whispers of the past, it’s also distinctly modern. Members of the indie-pop band Lucius drop in on backing vocals, as does pop superstar Lady Gaga. But Nelson isn’t abandoning family ties: On “Just Outside of Austin,” dad shows up for a guitar solo, backed by 86-year-old aunt Bobbi on piano. DAN BOLLES

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Roomful of Teeth with pianist Tigran Hamasyan Tuesday, January 9, 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, $10-35.





Chew on this: Roomful of Teeth reveal the remarkable range of the human voice, through Broadway belting and death metal, Tuvan throat singing and yodeling. There will be reason to smile when this Grammywinning vocal octet arrives to warm up Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center on a January evening. “Our music is aimed at connecting with audiences,” writes Roomful of Teeth artistic director Brad Wells, who founded the project in 2009, in an email. “It’s vocal

music that sometimes has lyrics, sometimes not. It’s new music that sometimes sounds old or otherworldly, sometimes bracingly energetic, sometimes serene or dreamy.” When Roomful of Teeth brings its repertoire to Dartmouth, Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan joins the octet for not only a New Hampshire debut but a world premiere of a new piece co-commissioned by the Hop. Roomful member Caroline Shaw’s “Partita for 8 Voices,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, is also on the program. Next stop on the tour after this show: New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Brushing up on the power of song with Roomful of Teeth? Four out of five concertgoers recommend it.

If you like this, try… THE PERSUASIONS: AUTUMN A CAPPELLA, Saturday, September 30, 7 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, $32-34. NOBUNTU, Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m., Lane Series at UVM Recital Hall, $5-30. THE KING’S SINGERS, Friday, November 3, 8 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, $6-30. CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, Wednesday, December 13, 7 p.m., KCP Presents at United Community Church, St. Johnsbury, $15-35. GOBSMACKED, Saturday, February 17, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $32.


Moody Amiri

Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, $6-22.

Drawing on both ancient and modern musical traditions, Canadian-Iranian duo Moody Amiri create affecting and evocative string-based compositions. Violist Richard Moody and santur player Amir Amiri generate a trans-hemispheric aesthetic that’s rooted in ruminative neoclassical craftsmanship. The santur is a member of the hammered dulcimer family and is a foundational part of classical Persian music. Amiri is a lifelong student of the instrument and, since moving to Canada in the mid-1990s, has sought ways to broaden his understanding of the language of global rhythms. In addition to Moody Amiri, he plays with Ensemble Kamaan, a trio that fuses the historical and cultural sounds of its home region, and Sohbat, a duo with sitar player Anwar Khurshid.

When not performing alongside Amiri, Moody lends his bow skills to a host of pan-genre projects, including acoustic folk band the Bills and the symphonic Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He’s also lent his talents to his sister Ruth Moody’s Americana band the Wailin’ Jennys. Moody Amiri’s debut album is aptly named. Safar, which roughly translates to “a trip,” takes the listener on a culturally complex journey. Along with original compositions, it includes a rendition of French composer Maurice Ravel’s best-known work, Boléro. JO RDAN ADAMS

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Broadway stalwart Cabaret is one of the last shows in the Flynn’s 2017-18 season. But it’s a safe bet this musical set in 1931 Germany, during the rise of Nazism, will still feel quite timely given current retrograde trends in the U.S. Besides, the show — based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood — hasn’t waned in popularity, through good times and bad, since its first performance in 1966. “Leaving your troubles outside” for an evening while the world burns always has appeal. So does some of the best music and dance in show biz. New York’s Roundabout Theatre chose to produce Cabaret as part of its own 50th anniversary celebrations. Under the direction of stage and screen legends Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Rob Marshall (film versions of Into the Woods, Chicago), the production earned a Tony for Best Musical Revival. The seasoned touring company will take Vermont theatergoers into the delightfully seedy Kit Kat Klub, where the gender-bending emcee will mock everything with a leer and singer Sally Bowles will remind us that “life is a cabaret, old chum.” PA M E L A PO L S T O N

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Long before the suffragette movement in the UK and the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., there was Gulayim, a young female warrior from the steppes of Central Asia. She epitomized female courage and empowerment when she led a group of 40 other women to defend their land from Kalmyk and Persian invaders. The women went on to establish a rule of law based on justice and compassion. The ancient Central Asian “girl power” tale has been reimagined by two of Uzbekistan’s most celebrated contemporary artists: filmmaker Saodat Ismailova and composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky. Against projected images of the Karakalpak steppes, a group of women tells the story of Qyrq Qyz (pronounced “kerr-keys”) via a multimedia performance of recitation, songs and traditional music.  Like other oral epic poetry from the region, Qyrq Qyz interweaves elements of myth, legend, history and geography. But it has one distinctive feature, said Margaret Lawrence, director of programming at the Hopkins Center: Its main heroes are female. Describing Ismailova as “the star of Central Asia,” Lawrence said it was the Tashkent-born filmmaker’s vision to tell the story of Qyrq Qyz through live music.


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comedy troupe ever, we’re pretty sure. But he’s sort of a jack-of-all-trades. He does some comedy and he’s autistic, so he’s a decent parallel, honestly. NOAH BRITTON: No, he’s too real. He’s just not funny. SD: Riiight… NB: Honestly, the documentary is not funny enough for our tastes. We’re glad it’s gotten us more publicity, though. It’s kind of like Forrest Gump: It’s gotten a lot of publicity; it’s just not very funny. SD: Why do you think that is? NB: I blame Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. They were OK with the script; it just didn’t have a lot of humor in it. But their film made a lot of money. They tried to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and a lot of others, too.





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oward the end of Asperger’s Are Us, the Netflix documentary about the sketch comedy troupe of the same name, AAU cofounder New Michael Ingemi tells the camera his hope for his future Wikipedia page. “I can imagine the opening paragraph,” says Ingemi, who changed his name to New Michael to distinguish himself from his father, “old” Michael. “Maybe it would say, ‘New Michael the comedian.’ Maybe someday it would also say, ‘New Michael the entrepreneur, comedian, writer, director.’ Who knows?” He continues, “Then maybe the last sentence would say something like, ‘and also was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.’” AAU is the world’s first — and likely still only — comedy group composed of comedians on the autism spectrum. The documentary, produced by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, chronicles the quartet’s preparation for one final, ambitious show before an extended hiatus. As it examines the group’s interpersonal dynamics and sometimes strained relationships with members’ families, the film is by turns touching and funny — though perhaps not quite the laugh riot the absurdist sketch troupe might wish. Still, the 82-minute doc is at least as interesting, enlightening and entertaining as anything else you’ll find on Netflix this year. After reams of positive publicity following the film’s 2016 release, AAU is back together and touring more extensively than ever. It performs on Sunday, September 17, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. Seven Days recently spoke with AAU’s Noah Britton and Jack Hanke by phone from Boston — Ingemi and Ethan

Finlan were also present, tossing out one-liners in the background. Fair warning: It got wacky. SEVEN DAYS: Hey, how’s it going? JACK HANKE: Not so good. I was just in a drag race with this guy. SD: OK … so I take it you lost? JH: Yeah. But the other guy crashed into a concrete wall. So, in the big picture, I guess I won.



SD: What was the other guy driving? JH: He was going pretty fast, so I didn’t get a good look. It was kind of like a blind-date drag-racing sort of thing. Come to think of it, maybe he was blind. SD: Switching gears, so to speak, what was it like watching the documentary and seeing your lives on screen? Was it surreal? JH: Uh, no. Mr. Real was not knighted. Oddly, though, Mr. Real has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, and his life is pretty similar to ours. We are the only autistic

SD: Uh, I was actually talking about the doc. It’s certainly helped your careers. NB: Yeah. We have larger crowds now, and we can tour other places, like Europe. SD: How has your comedy evolved since the doc was filmed? NB: We’ve gotten worse. SD: You know people are gonna read this, right? JH: We’ve gotten better! NB: Seriously, I do think we’ve gotten better. One thing the documentary has been good for is realizing how people perceive us, which you never know until you see it from their perspective. So, we’re a lot more careful about stuff that might seem like it has a message or is a parody, when in reality almost none of our material does. It’s just silly, and you shouldn’t overthink it. SD: Do you feel any added pressure with the increased attention? NB: Not so much — though the touring schedule is tough, for sure. We’ve done nothing but think about driving, sleeping and doing press for the last 10 weeks. And our laundry, shaving, going to the toilet — these things are now luxuries. SD: That does sound stressful. NB: Really, we blame Alex [Lehmann], the director, for creating all of this extra work for us. SD: That’s a good problem to have, though. I’m sure a lot of comedians would love to be working that much. NB: There’s a cliché that it beats coal mining. And because of that we started a coal-mining troupe, Coal Miners Are Us, that just does coal miner-based humor.

But they lost their jobs just like all of the other coal miners. SD: Did Coal Miners Are Us vote for Donald Trump, since he promised to bring back all the coal-mining jobs? NB: No, we don’t vote. That’s East Coast elitist stuff. We’re just here to tell some jokes. And coal miners are all too young to vote, anyway. SD: Shit. Did Trump roll back child-labor laws, too? NB: Did you know there is a little-known provision in the [U.S.] Constitution that sets an age limit on voting? It’s 100,000. If you’re 100,000, you are too old to vote.

SD: I did not. NB: Nicolas Cage discovered it on the back of the Constitution in National Treasure. SD: Just so I’m clear, the people on your shit list are Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Nic Cage? NB: Oh, I don’t hate him. People say I look like him, but I don’t blame him for that. I blame everyone else. JH: Also, Ed Sheeran, because of his piracy and bad behavior on the high seas. NB: Yeah, we’re starting a rumor that Ed Sheeran is a 19th-century pirate. So please spread this as much as possible. I wrote, like, 20 tweets last night blaming him for getting us into the Barbary Wars.

SD: I’ll make that my headline. JH: We’d appreciate it. People need to know this. A lot of people just admire him for his sea shanties and don’t realize that the only admirable thing about him is that he can be so successful, despite only having a hook for a hand. NB: And a peg for a leg. And a parrot that’s on his shoulder yelling all the time while he sings. Say, when does the interview start? m Contact:

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ait a minute,” I said to my dining companion, pointing out a cocktail dubbed the Cigar Club. “This drink is made of tequila, rum, vermouth and Scotch? That’s crazy!” “Well, then, we have to order it,” she suggested. Because if the barkeep could pull off that bold blend of booze, he just might be a superhero. We were in the dining room at the Great Northern, a 4-month-old restaurant on Pine Street in Burlington — the city’s hottest hood for eating establishments and food manufacturers alike. Nearby, a couple appeared to be falling in love over their meal, kissing between bites. A gaggle of friends laughed while slurping raw oysters from



their shells. The place was beginning to empty out from the dinner rush. A glass arrived, its contents glowing like a ruby in the candlelight. I took a sip. It immediately made me think of sitting by a campfire on a chilly night. The hint of oak from the aged tequila, in concert with the smoky, peaty Ardbeg Scotch, contributed to its silky perfection. This instinct for melding bold flavors is a hallmark of the Great Northern’s food as well as its drinks. At its best, the ambitious spot — which is open during every mealtime except Sunday dinner — offers brilliant and surprising matchups. When dishes fall flat, which some do, they are still of high quality and are interesting to eat. My first meal at the Great Northern, LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...

a casual lunch with my food-loving siblings, offered a mixed bag. Some minor issues collectively impacted the overall experience: a wedge of iceberg lettuce with a cake of damp dirt clinging to the top leaf; a mix-up with the dessert menu, leading us to order an item that was no longer available; a really long wait for those desserts, during which the ice cream partially melted and skidded across the plate. Still, the lunch began beautifully with a couple of East Coast oysters for each of us and a pretty rhubarb mignonette on the side. Then came a dish of scallops and uni with a slick of soy in the bowl and bits of scallion and seaweed dotting

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creamy dressing slathered across the crunchiest of lettuces, punctuated with bites of sweet and salty garnishes. It’s retro enough to feel a little bit naughty to a locavore devotee, even when the lettuce is from Pitchfork Farm in the Burlington Intervale. The Great Northern’s concept was a bit muddied (and not just because the lettuce needed another rinse). Scattered around the wedge of iceberg were field greens and pea shoots, plus pickled cabbage, carrots, beets and cauliflower, but not enough dressing. The fried onion rings perched atop, as well as twin slabs of pork belly on the sides, couldn’t easily be distributed among the bites without lots of knife work. So, we ate the onion rings before they got cold, forked up the wholesome greens and pickles, and finished up with hunks of smoky belly.


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The new MORRISVILLE FOOD CO-OP will open by the end of September and possibly as early as this weekend, said communications director ELIZABETH CASPARIAN. Known as MoCo, the memberowned co-op at 46 Pleasant Street occupies a 3,000-square-foot space in the center of town. Its location will offer residents without cars easier access to local produce, grocery staples, olive oil, pet food, cleaning supplies and more, said Casparian. She spoke by telephone with Seven Days, taking a break from stocking co-op shelves. “It’s a relative food desert for people who do not have cars and live in the town of Morrisville,” Casparian said. “When we started having conversations about what would be a good thing to have here, a food co-op was one of the highest items on the list.” MoCo is a natural foods store focused on working with local producers and vendors. When the co-op opens, it will carry products from about 150 local farmers, cheesemakers, sugarmakers and others. “That number will continue to grow,” Casparian added. MoCo has a kitchen and a café and will offer a selection of prepared foods including coffee, pastries, soups, and grab-and-go foods. Casparian expects these aspects of the store to expand over time, too.

Mexican food returned to Stowe with the September 8 opening of TRES AMIGOS at the Rusty Nail Stage at 1190 Mountain Road. The restaurant is the third eatery owned by business partners MARK FRIER and CHAD FRY, who also own the RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAPROOM in Waterbury and the BENCH in Stowe. Tres Amigos offers a full variety of Mexican fare, including tacos ($4 to $5) and appetizers such as empanadas, ceviche tostados and nachos ($8 to $12). Entrées include a half chicken with hibiscus glaze served with Swiss chard, goat cheese and blue corn bread ($16); and New York strip steak with ancho coffee rub, lime butter, sweet potato puree, peppers and onions ($20). At the bar, the 24-tap beer selection features primarily local brews. The tequila menu is extensive and varied, with two-ounce pours in flavors ranging from spicy to fruity, woody to sweet.

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Ambition in the Kitchen Individually, all of the items tasted good, but the dish wasn’t cohesive. I felt similarly about the pressed chicken, which was perfectly cooked and had crispy, brown skin. The meat came with preserved veggies — pickled daikon and carrot, kimchi and pressed cucumber. All were pleasant, and the variety reminded me of my meals at Korean barbecue restaurants, at which a sampling of condiments is a key component. The starches on that plate were plain white rice, glaze-sticky roasted beets and wedges of scallion pancake, which was a rather dry flatbread with few scallions. My brother, who used to live in South Korea, said that the versions he’d eaten in Asia were a bit more tender and definitely contained more scallion. The chicken and all of the pickles were good, but the rice was ordinary, the pancake disappointing. The best luncheon dish was the perfect capicola sandwich. The smoky, salty house-cured meat was piled on a delicious Italian-style roll with mozzarella, pepperoncini and aioli. Every bite left me wanting more. Given co-owner Frank Pace’s background in butchery, it came as no surprise that his cured ham was delicious. At dinner a few weeks later, I ordered a parade of small plates in order to experience as many tastes and textures as possible. The decision proved a good one. Tender baby octopus was grilled and served with miso-roasted fennel and cooling mint aioli. Hamachi crudo was topped with slender rings of hot pepper, a sliver of cucumber, scallion and husk cherries and served with a spicy, tangy soy dip. Squash blossoms were dunked in tempura batter and fried, then drizzled with honey and apple-cider vinegar. A perfectly roasted quail came atop cabbage flavored with honey and peanut; the cabbage could have used a bit more salt and vinegar to perk it up. Forty-hour braised beef was tender and delightfully fatty and arrived with pickled green tomato and a mustard-and-horseradish aioli, served over a crisp hash brown. The only dinner dish I didn’t love was the aged-rabbit ramen. Having made ramen entirely from scratch, I know how much it takes to pull the noodle soup together and don’t take that work for granted. In this case, though, I found

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the broth a little too acidic and not fatty enough (rabbit is inherently lean), and the noodles had passed the point of ideal chewiness. The topping of pickles didn’t provide balance because they were also acidic. The meal’s final course was much better. A pair of desserts — panna cotta with shiso-plum compote, and bourbonalmond cake with a smear of lavenderscented blueberries and delicate basil crème anglaise — was lovely. An espresso for my friend and a cup of Taiwanese Ruby No. 18 black tea for me put a nice cap on the evening. Overall, every seafood dish I had at the Great Northern was excellent, and the meats were all exquisitely cooked, whether braised to tender perfection or left a warm medium-rare in the center. Lovers of fermented foods will be pleased with the number of vinegar and brine-kissed garnishes. The Great Northern’s greatest strength is its bold approach to local cuisine, marrying flavors from various parts of the globe with Vermont ingredients. Some of the complex dishes still need a little tinkering to make their individual components play well together. Before spending five years as owner of and cook for my own farm-to-table restaurant, I was a harsher restaurant critic. I hewed to the capitalist-American belief that if I spent my money at an establishment, I deserved an experience somewhere between delight and bliss. Now I believe that critics — professional or casual — should make an effort to understand the vagaries of the business. Running a restaurant is an incredibly taxing endeavor. When a new eatery serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner right out of the gate, it requires making a massive investment in staff and training and maintaining a broad inventory of ingredients. It also means that the head chef can’t possibly be present for every plating. Thus, other people must be trained to execute his or her vision, and finding seasoned kitchen help is notoriously difficult. The Great Northern’s offerings are ambitious, and most of them work. Over time, as the staff grows in confidence and experience, I expect all the dishes will get better and better. And I can’t wait for my next sip of that smoky, silky Cigar Club cocktail. m Contact:


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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0364-3 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On August 30, 2017, Lucy & Jim McCullough, LLC, 592 Governor Chittenden Road, Williston, VT 05495 filed application #4C0364-3 for a project generally described as the subdivision of existing parcels into 6 new lots. There will be no construction at this time. The Project is located at 592 Governor Chittenden Road in Williston, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0364-3”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before September 27, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of

evidence at a hearing 9/11/17 or 10:34 AM the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by September 27, 2017. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 5th day of September, 2017. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0455-11A 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On September 1, 2017, Vermont Systems, Inc., 12 Market Place, Essex, VT 05452, filed application #4C0455-11A for a project generally described as construction of a 2,848 square foot building addition to an existing office building along with related site improvements including new parking areas, lighting, landscaping and stormwater improvements. The Project is located on Lots #4 and 5 of the Towne Marketplace commercial subdivision at 10 and 12 Market Place in Essex, Vermont.

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square foot accessory service garage building on an existing developed lot. The Project is located on Lot #2 at 950 Route 7 South in Milton, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1203-1”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before September 29, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evi-



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





If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by September 29, 2017. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 6th day of September, 2017. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1307 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On September 1, 2017, Brad Gardner, P.O. Box 21, Colchester, VT 05446 filed application #4C1307 for a project generally described as construction of a nine lot, seven unit PRD. The Project is located at 454 and 476 Heineberg Drive in Colchester, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1307”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before September 29, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the

response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by September 29, 2017. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 6th day of September, 2017. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ NOTICE OF LEGALS SALE View Date: 9/21/2017 Sale Date: 9/22/2017 Mary Burns Unit #437 Unit #170 Unit #171 Easy Self Storage 46 Swift South Burlington, VT 05403 (802)863-8300 NOTICE OF PROJECT SELECTION FOR PROJECT BASED VOUCHERS The Burlington Housing Authority has received applications and has, in accordance with its Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program Implementation Plan, selected two affordable housing developments for project-based vouchers: Allard Square Limited Partnership for an allocation of twenty-five Section 8 project-based vouchers to be used in a senior affordable housing development located at 146 Market Street in South Burlington, Vermont and Cathedral Square Corporation for an allocation of twenty-five Section 8 project-based vouchers to be used in a senior affordable housing development located 311-351 North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont

Questions regarding these project selections should be directed to Janet Green, Director of Rental Assistance, Burlington Housing Authority, 65 Main Street, Burlington Vermont 05401. OPENINGS BURLINGTON CITY COMMISSIONS/ BOARDS **UPDATED ON 09/11/17 LO** Chittenden County Regional Planning Comm.-alt Term Expires 6/30/19 One Opening Fence Viewer Term Expires 6/30/18 One Opening Library Commission Term Expires 6/30/18 One Opening Police Commission Term Expires 6/30/19 One Opening Board of Tax Appeals Term Expires 6/30/18 One Opening Board of Tax Appeals Term Expires 6/30/19 One Opening Board of Tax Appeals Term Expires 6/30/20 One Opening Board for Registration of Voters Term Expires 6/30/22 One Opening Board for Registration of Voters Term Expires 6/30/23 One Opening Applications may be submitted to the Clerk/ Treasurer’s Office, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Attn: Lori NO later than Wednesday, October 11, 2017, by 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Lori at (802)865-7136 or via email City Council President Knodell will plan for appointments to take place at the October 16, 2017 City Council Meeting. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Burlington is submitting its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report on the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds for the program year ending June 30, 2017 to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

A draft Report will be available on September 13, 2017, at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, online at cedo and the Fletcher Free Library. The public is encouraged to review the Report and to comment through September 29, 2017. A Public Hearing on the Report will be held at the City Council meeting of Monday, September 25, 2017, in Contois Auditorium, City Hall at 7PM. Comments will be heard at the Hearing on the Report and on housing and community development needs. Written comments can also be submitted directly to the Community & Economic Development Office at the above address or by e-mail to mesbjerg@burlingtonvt. gov. For more information, or information on alternative access, contact Marcy Esbjerg, Community & Economic Development Office, at 865-7171. PUBLIC SALE Take notice that on the 6th day of October 2017 Vermont Moving & Storage, Inc. will hold a public sale of the following goods: House hold goods and personal belongs owned stored for Jack Harang $4,054.52 The terms of the sale are final payment in full by cash or credit card. items will be sold in “as is condition” with no warranties expressed or implied. Any person claiming the rights to these goods must pay the amount necessary to satisfy the storage cost list above. Please contact Jennifer at 802-655-6683 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC SALE Take notice that on the 6th day of October 2017 Vermont Moving & Storage, Inc. will hold a public sale of the following goods: House hold goods and personal belongs owned stored for Alan Malachuk $1,700.00 The terms of the sale are final payment in full by cash or credit card. items will be sold in “as is condition” with no warranties expressed or implied. Any person claiming the rights to these goods

must pay the amount necessary to satisfy the storage cost list above. Please contact Jennifer at 802-655-6683 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHITTENDEN UNIT IN RE: L.W. Vermont Superior Court Family Division Docket No. 174-4-16Cnjv Notice of Hearing TO: Brian Wallace, father of L.W. and to Nakesha Mason, mother of L.W., you are hereby notified that a hearing to consider the termination of all your parental rights to L.W. will be held on October 20, 2017 at 1 p.m., at the Superior Court of Vermont, Family Division, Chittenden County, Costello Courthouse, 32 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in this case. Failure to appear may result in termination of your parental rights to L.W. /s/A. Arms Superior Court Judge Date: 9/7/2017 STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 364-416 CNCV U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MAY 1, 2007 MASTR ASSETBACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-HE1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-HE1 v. TODD H. O’NEIL, MARY O’NEIL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF TAXES OCCUPANTS OF 52 BARRETT STREET, SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered January 18, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Todd H. O’Neil and Mary O’Neil to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for EquiFirst Corporation, dated November 10, 2006 and

recorded in Book 766 Page 473 of the land records of the City of South Burlington, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for EquiFirst Corporation to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of May 1, 2007 MASTR Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2007-HE1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-HE1 dated September 2, 2014 and recorded in Book 1233 Page 307 of the land records of the City of South Burlington for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 52 Barrett Street, South Burlington, Vermont on October 4, 2017 at 10:00AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,

TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale.

To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Todd O’Neil by Warranty Deed of Clifford F. Dutra, Jr. and Kathleen D. Dutra dated August 25, 2004 of record at Book 680, Page 147 of the City of South Burlington Land Records.


Being all of Lot #79 as shown on a Plan entitled “Sunnyview II, Dumont Construction Co.” prepared by Emerson, Abbott, Harlow & Leedy, Inc., dated August 21, 1968, revised October 3, 1968, recorded at Volume 80, Page 96 of the City of South Burlington Land Records. Said lot has a frontage on Barrett Street and a rear line of 100 feet and a uniform depth of 110 feet. Included herein is a right of way over the streets and roadways in said Sunnyview II which have not been accepted by the City of South Burlington Land Records. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described.

The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: August 31, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

NOTICE OF HEARING A hearing on Ship Sevin, LLC’s Verified Complaint to declare as abandoned the mobile home of Neil Freeman, Jr. located at the Triple L Mobile Home Park, 100 Hillview Terrace, Lot #15 in Hinesburg, Vermont and authorize the sale by auction has been scheduled on September 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Civil Division, 175 Main Street in Burlington, Vermont. Dated at Burlington, this 1st day of September, 2017. Jessica Merriam, Docket Clerk VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR ABANDONMENT PURSUANT TO 10 V.S.A. § 6249(h) (Auction) NOW COMES Ship Sevin, LLC (“Ship Sevin”), by and through its counsel Nadine L. Scibek, and hereby complains as follows: 1. Ship Sevin, a Vermont non-profit corporation with a principal place of business in South Burlington, County of Chittenden, State of Vermont, is the record owner of a mobile home park known as the Triple

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS L Mobile Home Park February 28, 2017 in the (the “Park”) located in amount of $6,637.52. the Town of Hinesburg, See Ship Sevin, LLC Vermont. v. Freeman, Vermont 2. Neil Freeman, Jr. Superior Court, Chit(“Freeman”) is the record tenden Civil Unit, Docket owner of a certain No. 1097-12-16 Cncv. See mobile home described attached Judgment. as a 1986 Commodore 7. The following security Sandpiper, 14’ x 70’ interests, mortgages, mobile home, bearing liens and encumbrances serial number CK11524A appear of record with (the “Mobile Home”), respect to the mobile located on Lot #15, Triple home: L Mobile Home Park, a. Freeman is in arrears 100 Hillview Terrace in on obligations to pay Hinesburg, Vermont (the property taxes to the “Lot”) according to the Town of Hinesburg, VerHinesburg Land Records. mont in the aggregate 3. Freeman leased the amount of $1,066.33, Lot in the Park from Ship plus interest Sevin pursuant to a writ- and penalties. The deten lease. No security linquent property taxes deposit was paid. are now a lien on the 4. Freeman’s last known property. mailing address accordb. Ship Sevin, LLC v. ing to the Hinesburg Freeman, Judgment Town Clerk is 263 DooOrder dated February little Road, Shoreham, 24, 2017. Vermont 05770. Ship 8. Uriah Wallace, a duly Sevin’s Counsel has also licensed auctioneer, is communicated with a person disinterested Freeman at that address in the mobile home and as well. the mobile home park 5. The mobile home has who is able to sell the been abandoned. The mobile home at a public home is empty. The auction. last known resident of 9. Mobile home storage the mobile home was fees continue to accrue Freeman. at the rate of $356.00 6. Freeman and any each month. Rent, occupants were evicted storage fees and late from the Park for noncharges due the Park payment of rent on as of August, 2017 total March 22, 2017. A Judg$6,324.70. Court costs ment for the outstandand attorney’s fees ing lot rent, court costs incurred by the Park and attorney’s fees was exceed $1,000.00. entered him on 10. The Park sent written Usingagainst the enclosed math operations








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Being a parcel of land shown on a plan entitled “Survey of Land in Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont for Gerald N. Lee. Jr.” Dated July 20, 1987, Bruno Associates, Inc., Engineers, Planner, Surveyors, Woodstock, Vermont, Scale 1” = 4-’ Surveyed J.D. and P.R. Drawn S.Y.D., Checked C.F., a copy of which plan is recorded in the Hartford Map Cabinet as Plan 29A. Said plan is shown as Lot A containing 11,140 square feet of land, more or less. Said Parcel A is more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin found in the ground at the southeasterly corner of said Parcel A, and the southwesterly corner of property now or formerly of C. & B. Small, which iron pin located at the northerly right of way of Lower Hyde Park; thence turning and proceeding North 63 degrees 01” East along property now or formerly of C. & B. Small to a twelve inch maple tree located on the southerly boundary of Parcel B; thence turning and proceeding South 14 degrees 11’ West along Lot B as shown on said Plan, a distance of 100.6 feet, more or less, to a boundary point; thence turning and proceeding South 48 degrees 42’ West a distance of 94.6 feet, more or less to a boundary point located on the northerly right of way of Lower Hyde Park; thence turning and proceeding 35 degrees 19’ West a distance of 33.0 feet to an iron pin found in the ground; thence turning and proceeding South 19 degrees 24’ West a distance of 89.6 feet, more or less, to the iron pin found in the ground at the point and place of beginning. Said property is conveyed subject to utility line easements of record, and subject to restrictions as set forth in the

deed of David A. Pingree and Gertrude G. Pingree to M.G. Cashman, which deed is dated April 20, 1926, and recorded in Book 42, Page 309 of the Hartford Land Records. The property is conveyed subject to a right of way reserved by Gerald N. Lee and Violet J. Lee for themselves, their heirs and assigns, over and across said parcel for the purpose of ingress, egress and regress to and from Parcel B and for the location of all necessary utility lines. Said right of way as shown on above referenced plan. The property is conveyed subject to and with the benefit of Land Use Permit EC-3-1468 (incorrectly referred to as EC-3-1488 in previous deeds) as issued by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, a copy of which permit is recorded in the Hartford, Vermont land Records. Reference should be made to the abovementioned deeds and records and to the deeds and records referred to therein for a more complete and particular description of the lands and premises conveyed. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.




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ent E. Couillard late of DOCKET NO: 237-5-16 notice by certified mail South Burlington, VT. WRCV to the Town of Hinesburg DATED at South Burlingon June 22, 2017 of its WELLS FARGO BANK, I have been appointed to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION intent to commence this ton, Vermont this 29th day of August, 2017. administer this estate. abandonment action. v. By: Cindy Whitham, Duly All creditors having See attached. MICHAEL R. HARTELL Authorized Agent Ship claims against the WHEREFORE, the Park A/K/A MICHAEL ROBERT Sevin, LLC decedent or the estate Owner Ship Sevin HARTELL AND KIMBERmust present their respectfully requests LEY A. HARTELL A/K/A claims in writing within that the Honorable KIMBERLEY ANN HARfour (4) months of the VERIFICATION Court enter an order as TELL OCCUPANTS OF first publication of this follows: 273 LOWER HYDE PARK, STATE OF VERMONT notice. The claim must 1. Declare that the WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, CHITTENDEN COUNTY, be presented to me at mobile home has been TOWN OF HARTFORD, VT SS. the address listed below abandoned; with a copy sent to the 2. Approve the sale of MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE At South Burlington, on court. The claim may be the mobile home at a OF FORECLOSURE SALE this 29th day of August, barred forever if it is not public auction to be OF REAL PROPERTY 2017, Cindy Whitham, presented within the held within 15 days of UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 duly authorized agent of four (4) month period. the date of judgment, et seq. Ship Sevin, LLC, owner pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § of the Triple L Mobile Date: 9/5/17 6249(h); and In accordance with the Home Park in Hinesburg, /s/ Robert Couillard 3. Grant judgment in Judgment Order and Vermont, being first duly Signature of Fiduciary favor of the Park Owner Decree of Foreclosure sworn, made oath that and against the mobile entered December 6, Robert Couillard she has read the foregohome for past due and 2016 in the above capExecutor/Administrator: ing Complaint, and that unpaid rent and mobile tioned action brought 583 Clay Point Road the facts represented home storage charges to foreclose that certain Colchester, VT 05446 therein are true to the through the date of mortgage given by 802-891-6545 best of her knowledge. judgment, together with Michael R. Hartell and Park Owner’s court costs, Kimberley A. Hartell to Name of publication Before me, Renee J. Barpublication and mailing Norwest Mortgage, Inc., Seven Days rett, Notary Public costs, auctioneer’s costs, dated April 30, 1999 and My Commission Expires: winterization costs, recorded in Book 271 Publication Dates: 2/10/19 lot cleanup charges, Page 592 of the land 9/13/2017 attorney’s fees incurred records of the Town of in connection with this Hartford, of which mortSTATE OF VERMONT Name and Address of matter and any other gage the Plaintiff is the SUPERIOR COURT Court: costs incurred by Park present holder, by virtue CHITTENDEN UNIT Chittenden Probate Owner herein. of a subsequent mergers PROBATE DIVISION Court dated April 14, 2000 and DOCKET NO. PO Box 511 DATED AT Burlington, May 8, 2004, for breach 633-5-17CNPR Burlington, VT 05402 Vermont this 29th day of of the conditions of said In re estate of Clement E. August, 2017. mortgage and for the Couillard. By: Nadine L. Scibek, purpose of foreclosing STATE OF VERMONT Attorney for Ship Sevin, the same will be sold at WINDSOR UNIT, CIVIL NOTICE TO CREDITORS LLC Public Auction at 273 DIVISION Lower Hyde Park, White VERMONT SUPERIOR To the creditors of ClemJunction, as a guide, fill Complete the following puzzle by River using theTown of COURT

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[CONTINUED] DATED: August 2, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel k. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MARICOPA COUNTY JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATION Case Number: JG11075 In the Matter of the Guardianship for: Adrian Taylor Zeno NOTICE OF HEARING REGARDING Petition for Guardianship of a Minor Read this notice carefully. An important court proceeding that affects your rights has been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice, contact a lawyer for help. Notice is given that the Petitioner has filed with the Court a Petition for Guardianship of a Minor.

This space will be used to house the Chittenden County Agency of Human Services Field Office with up to 170 staff and require on-site parking for a minimum of 200 cars. Additionally, this space will require a mix of private office and open space with a minimum of 8 to 10 public and staff restrooms, and 2-3 staff kitchenettes. Although this request encompasses all of the Chittenden County area, preference will be given, to those spaces located within “Downtown” areas. It should also be noted that, this site must be located on a CCTA Bus Route. All questions re: this advertisement should be directed to; Allen Palmer Property ManagementProject Manager 802-828-1424 Responses should be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday September 21, 2017 by: BGS Property Management #4 Governor Aiken Ave. Montpelier, VT 056337001 Attention: Allen Palmer





Hearing Information: A court hearing has been scheduled to consider the petition as follows: Hearing Date and Time: 02-Oct-2017 at 10:30 am Hearing Place: 3131 W. Durango, Phoenix, AZ 85009-6292 Judicial Officer: Honorable Alysson Abe Response: You can file a written response to the petition. File your original written response with the court, mail a copy of the original response to the petitioner(s), and provide a copy of your response to the Judicial Officer named above at least 5 business days before the hearing. Or, you can appear in person at the hearing. You must appear at the hearing only if you wish to object to the petition. WANTED TO LEASE The State of Vermont, wishes to enter into a lease for 45,000 Square Feet of ADA Compliant office and program

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

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS W/ DEBT? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Methodist Church at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Brenda, 338-1170. BABY BUMPS SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS AND PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But, it can also be a time of stress that is often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood, please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531. BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Meets every other Mon. night, 6-7:30 p.m., & every other Wed., 10-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. The support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confidential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd Thu. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:302:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. montly at the Grace United

Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m. Colchester  Evening support group meets the 1st Wed. monthly at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial 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. 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, 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 at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Info:, 878-8213. CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which includes everyone in some way.  We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, Julie@ CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP 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 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. FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS This support group is a dedicated meeting for family, friends and community members who are supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis might include extreme states, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other types of distress. The group is a confidential space where family and friends can discuss shared experiences and receive support in an environment free of judgment and stigma with a trained facilitator. Weekly on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Burlington. Info: Jess Horner, LICSW, 866-218-8586. FCA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Families coping with addiction (FCA) is an open community peer support group for adults 18 & over struggling with the drug or alcohol

addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a forum for those living this experience to develop personal coping skills & draw strength from one another. Weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage, above bookstore). G.R.A.S.P. (GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING) Are you a family member who has lost a loved one to addiction? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP or call 310-3301. G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER) GYST creates a safe & empowering community for young men & youth in transition to come together with one commonality: learning to live life on life’s terms. Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120. GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531. HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime.  We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate anyone’s experience and stories about their experience as their own, as being an honest and accurate representation of their experience, and as being acceptable exactly as they are. Weekly on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@ HEARTBEAT VERMONT Have you lost a friend, colleague or loved one by suicide? Some who call have experienced a recent loss and some are still struggling w/ a loss from long ago.

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



Post & browse ads at your convenience. 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 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 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.

from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more information, email 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@ 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 8640555, 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; schoolage 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!


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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385. Meetings in Burlington Thurs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building, Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 2233079. Steps to Food Freedom Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958.

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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.


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

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,


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

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.


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.

NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Montpelier, every Fri., 2-3:30 p.m., Another Way, 125 Barre St.; Newport, first Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 44 2nd St.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges.


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 Vermontbased support group, email or call 899-4151 for more information.

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.


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

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

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Senior Chemist – Product Development Leader Bring your chemistry expertise to our rapidly growing IoT water tech start-up. Play a key leadership role in the development of innovative water monitoring products and processes. Based in South Burlington, VT, Step Ahead Innovations is launching the revolutionary MindStream Monitor for automatically monitoring up to ten water parameters in real-time. Learn more at or visit their Facebook page. For a full job description, or to connect with our external recruiting partner, please visit or email

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The Community Rehabilitation & Treatment Team (CRT) is seeking a self-motivated and energetic Employment Specialist to provide Please contact Sally, employment services to individuals with severe mental illness. 802-864-0353. Responsibilities include providing career counseling, vocational assessment, job development, placement and support. Applicants must have passion for the business field and the willingness to network with employers in the community. Strong organizational 1t-MarkKeydelDentistry091317.indd 1 9/8/17 and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team are required. Experience in the Human Services Field is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however an Associate’s Degree 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. NCSS, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 | | E.O.E.

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Our Center for Technology, Essex, is seeking two parttime bus drivers to transport our students to work sites on school days. Positions pay $15.82/hour and are available for approximately 5 hours/day (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM) on school days only. We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

We’re looking for a hygienist to cover a maternity leave. The dates are October 9 December 21. We are a friendly, family-based practice.


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Purchasing and Accounting Assistant Full-time, temporary position Concept2, the market leading manufacturer of indoor rowing machines, composite racing oars, and indoor ski and bike ergometers, seeks a talented and motivated individual to support our Purchasing and Accounting teams. This is a fulltime, temporary position based in our Morrisville, Vermont, headquarters and is expected to last at least through March 2018. There is potential for ongoing employment.

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Good driving skills and record.

Experience in driving in all kinds of weather.

Good general knowledge of vehicle operation/ maintenance.

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Strong analytical, organizational, and research skills.

Good physical health, with no issues that might impair driving skills.

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Solid computer skills, including MS Excel, Word and Outlook.

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A drug test and criminal records background check are required for selected candidates. For consideration, please apply electronically to this posting through (Job ID 2846598), or stop by to complete an application: Essex Westford School District, 51 Park Street, Essex Jct., VT 05452. Selected candidates will be notified.

Concept2 has an informal office setting, flexible work schedule and excellent compensation and benefits, including fully paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and their families. Submit resume and cover letter to Lewis Franco, Human Resources Director, preferably by email to More info: -EOE-

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Executive Director WATER SPECIALIST Full-time temporary position for technical assistance and training for VT public water systems. Provide onsite/classroom training on operations and regulatory compliance issues related to the Safe Drinking Water Act and associated Vermont regulations. Pertinent industry certifications a plus, strong communication skills, computer proficiency, ability to work independently, reliable transportation and clean driving record required, and ability to pass background check.

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Qualifications: • Associate’s degree or equivalent, in business management or similar field • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an Administrative Assistant capacity Applications accepted until position filled. Interested candidates, please send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to: MFCC – Attn: Vikki Patterson P.O. Box 619, Milton, VT 05468 EOE

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Assistant Director of Donor Relations Join an experienced and energetic donor relations team at Middlebury College – an institution with dynamic leadership and vision. The Assistant Director of Donor Relations will create high-quality, compelling, and customized stewardship communications as part of a comprehensive fund-raising strategy for the College’s donors. The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, demonstrated editing abilities, and attention to detail. Three or more years of experience in higher education development, communications or a related professional field preferred. To view the full job description and apply online, please visit:

Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

For full job description or to apply visit or to apply by mail send to WKM, Attn: Jobs, PO Box 6243, Rutland, VT 05701

Milton Family Community Center (MFCC) is a communitybased non-profit organization that has served families and children in Northern Chittenden County Vermont since 1985. MFCC is a family-friendly employer, and is currently seeking a professional to join our front office administrative team: Untitled-31 1 9/11/17 2:48 PM Administrative Assistant: Full-time, 40 hours per week, to provide general administrative supports and oversight to assure the smooth operation of the MFCC. Position available Engaging minds that change the world immediately. Starting annual salary is $29,000. Benefits Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package include two weeks accrued paid vacation time, 10 days accrued including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. These openings and sick time, 2 personal paid days off, 10 paid holidays, and access others are updated daily. to employer contributed health insurance.

Email cover letter and resume to Reference water specialist in subject line, submit by September 28, 2017. No calls. VRWA is EOE employer.

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Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum in Rutland seeks an individual with a passion for children and education to continue the strong momentum of the museum

Grippin Donlan Pinkham, located in South Burlington, is one of the largest CPA firms in Vermont offering a full service of accounting and consulting services. We are looking for a reliable, well organized office manager to oversee the administrative operations.

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The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strong bookkeeping background and previous office management experience. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a professional working environment. Please send cover letter and resume to: Richard Donlan, CPA Grippin Donlan Pinkham 3 Baldwin Avenue South Burlington, VT 05403

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and five years of experience in the asbestos and lead industry required. Knowledge of applicable Federal, State current issues in both disciplines required. Certified or ability to be certified within 180 days in the State of Vermont as an: Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Project Monitor, Lead Supervisor and Lead Inspector. Demonstrated ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems. Computer skills required. Valid driver’s license and driver’s check required. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers.

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Environmental Hazards Technician Senior - Physical Plant Department - #S1297PO - This position will: assist the supervisor and act as the lead person in the responsibility of coordinating the work of the in-house technicians, workers and outside contractors; delegate work assignments, monitor/review quality of work, schedule staff, and provide technical assistance and/or training; be responsible for daily operations with the supervisor available to consult on problems and policy decisions. This position will also: assist in the design and management of projects involving asbestos, lead, microbial, PCBs, water intrusion and HVAC duct cleaning and other indoor air quality contaminants in accordance with State and Federal regulations and UVM procedures and practices; perform inspections and investigations of suspect asbestos, lead, microbial, PCBs, water intrusion and HVAC duct cleaning and other indoor air quality contaminants as required; provide technical assistance within established guidelines in support of safety and training programs; be a participating member of the UVM Confined Space Rescue Team; participate in equipment evaluation, purchase, maintenance and care; promote a workplace culture which encourages safety within the field and shop, and operate a University vehicle. This position reports to the Facilities Trades Supervisor and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering a great customer experience.

Master Electrician - Physical Plant Department - #S1205PO - The Physical Plant Department at the University of Vermont seeks a Master Electrician to: perform a variety of complex electrical repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance functions as assigned; respond to all types of electrical system service calls including emergency calls for other areas as assigned; use judgment and work within specifications/codes to promote a work place that encourages safety within the field and in the Shop; access information utilizing appropriate desktop applications, and operate a University vehicle. This position reports to a Utilities Trades Supervisor and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering a great customer experience. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma; 4 year Apprenticeship; 2 years of experience with license in electrical maintenance and construction; Master Electrician’s License; Fire Alarm experience required; Ability to read/understand blueprints and wiring diagrams; Computer skills. Valid driver’s license and driver’s check required; Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For further information on these positions and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.



Ascension Lutheran Church, S. Burlington, VT., is seeking an Educational Ministry Director to foster, oversee and implement child and youth programming on Sunday morning. The position is part-time, 10-15 hours/week, $20-$30/hour with growth potential

Marketing Coordinator IPJ Real Estate is seeking a motivated individual to handle all aspects of our marketing efforts. Applicant must be resourceful, creative and organized, have a very good telephone manner and be proficient on a computer. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, Word and Excel as well as InDesign, Photoshop, Facebook and Instagram. This is a minimum 20-25 hour/week position and the hourly pay rate is $15-$18 depending on experience. Hours/days are flexible but this is an in office position. Please submit a cover letter, a brief resume (with references) and examples of design work by email to

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Designers & Makers of Fine Handcrafted Lighting • Castleton, VT

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

FLYNNARTS MANAGER The FlynnArts Manager oversees logistics related to Flynn classes and camps including registration, payroll, and other data and financial tracking while acting as liaison with teaching staff. The FlynnArts manager is the liaison between the Flynn production department and the Flynn Youth Theater Company, and is the primary contact for all students and their families. The successful candidate has experience with theater production and community arts, the ability to work flexible hours, and excellent organization, customer service, and communication skills. For a detailed job description and more information, visit our website at:

Please submit application materials by September 25, 2017 to:

Join the team at Gardener’s Supply Company! We work hard AND offer a fun place to work including BBQs, staff parties, employee garden plots and much more! We also offer strong cultural values, competitive wages and outstanding benefits (including a tremendous discount on plants & product!).

EVENING FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR: Our Distribution Center in Milton is looking for an energetic Supervisor to lead our fabulous evening shift. Our ideal candidate will have experience in Order Fulfillment and supervision and be organized, friendly, hard working and high energy. Please note our evening shift hours change from M-F 10-6:30 PM to M-F 2-10:30 PM during the months of March through July and November/December. We are a 100% employee-owned company and an award winning and nationally recognized socially responsible business. Interested? Please send your cover letter & resumé to Gardener’s Supply Company, 128 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401 or to jobs@

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Evening Order Fulfillment Klinger’s Bread Co needs a PT or FT individual for packaging and order department. Duties include sorting, slicing and bagging breads, accurately filling invoices, working well with a team of 3-5 people. Hours average 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Part-time and Full time positions available. $450 Retension Bonus, Benefits after 25 hours/ week and great bread and pastries! Ability to work on your feet, lift 20-30 lbs., have good math skills, good references and reliable transportation. Relaxed and productive work environment, paid holidays, sick days, health and 401(k) benefit package for FT. Send cover letter and/or resume via email to

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Dental Hygienist Seeking Hygienist for 1 or 2 days a week in our relaxed, patientcentered dental office. Please send your resume to debkc@ 2v-BristolParkDental091317.indd 1

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Accounting Support Select Design is currently looking for an energetic and detail-oriented individual with strong communication, computer and organizational skills to join our team in an entry-level accounting role. This role will support Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and other administrative type tasks. Strong problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast moving team environment are required. Compensation is based on experience and technical skills. Benefits include medical and dental, 401K with profit sharing, and an exceptional work environment. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

WE ARE HIRING WWW.SELECTDESIGN.COM Role: of House Manager Role: FrontFront of House Manager Waterworks is searching for an energetic, hard-working, dependable manager to join our leadership team. We are 5v-SelectDesign090617 1 passionate about taking great care of our employees, our guests, and our community.

Natural Provisions in Williston is accepting applications for multiple kitchen positions in our fast-paced, open kitchen/deli operation. Entry level positions, as well as positions requiring experience with food preparation and cooking, are available. All positions require employees provide exceptional customer service at all times. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be skilled in following recipes, attention to detail is required, and must be committed to helping maintain a clean and organized kitchen. Experience with organic, all-natural, and local products is preferred, but not required. Some evening and weekend hours may be required, so a flexible schedule is a must, as is reliable transportation. Must be able to multitask and lift up to 50 lbs. Please provide a current resume or CV with at least three references. These are not seasonal positions. Come be part of a fantastic crew! We offer desirable hours and provide a great atmosphere to work in! Compensation: Commensurate upon experience

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Waterworks is searching for an energetic, hard-working, dependable manager to join our leadership team. We are passionate about taking great care of our employees, our guests, and our community. Responsibilities Include: • • • • •

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Excellent pay and benefits, please email To apply please submit your resume with 1-2 references. Waterworks Food + Drink | 20 Winooski Falls Way | Winooski, VT

Responsibilities Include: • Oversee & Manage front of house staff • Hiring, Training, & Team building • Systems development & implementation • Lead, Motivate & Communicate firmly & fairly with staff • Sincere interactions with guests leading to the delivery of genuine hospitality

Qualifications: • Substantial hospitality experience • Prior management experience in large-scale and/or fast-paced environments • Ability to maintain high standards and detail oriented, even temperament under pressure • Honest sense of fun and good humor • Flexible schedule, with the ability to work nights & weekends Excellent pay and benefits, please email To apply please submit your resume with 1-2 references. Waterworks Food + Drink 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT 4v-Waterworks091317.indd 1

CRT Team Leader The Community Rehabilitation & Treatment Team (CRT), is seeking a strong clinician who is highly organized and energetic. The CRT program serves individuals with severe mental illness. The Team Leader will work closely with the CRT Program Manager and the CRT Leadership team, to provide safe and clinically sound services for individuals enrolled in the program. Must work in a supportive role to the Program Manager to ensure responsible administrative oversight of the CRT Program. Will also provide both administrative and clinical supervision to direct line staff and coordinate with State and Community resources. Strong supervisory experience is essential. Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices is a plus. Master’s Degree, licensed or license eligible and minimum of 2 years relevant experience are required. This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus. Our clinic is located close to Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas. NCSS, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 | | E.O.E.

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The Milton Town School District is currently seeking to fill a temporary maintenance position. We are looking for an experienced handyman to work on daily building maintenance work orders. Potential candidates should be well rounded in building maintenance experience. This position would span approximately 3 months (October through December) at 40 hours per week.


The Milton Town School District is seeking substitute custodians for our second shift positions to help clean and keep our buildings safe for our students. Must be able to operate cleaning equipment; exhibit habits of cleanliness; able to deal with general public, staff, and students; able to follow written directions and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision; able to work a flexible schedule. Send in resume with 3 references or apply on All offers of employment are not binding until the approval by the School Board Trustees. MILTON TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ATTENTION: TERRY MAZZA 42 HERRICK AVE. MILTON, VT 05468 FAX: 802-893-3213

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Graduate and Professional Development Coordinator (Part- time) The Graduate and Professional Development Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight of the coordination, recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of the assistantship experience for the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) graduate student program. This position will serve as a liaison to external and internal constituents about the HESA graduate assistantship program. This position also supports the Assistant Dean of Students with the development and training needs of professional staff members in the Division of Student Affairs. The Coordinator serves a member of the Vice Provost and Dean of Students Office, and is supervised by the Assistant Dean of Students.

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Provide day-to-day administrative oversight of the HESA assistantship process by serving as a liaison with assistantship providers to uphold performance expectations, assistantship standards, and Human Resource processes. Collaborate with assistantship providers to develop and market 30 graduate assistantship positions at the University. Partner with the HESA faculty Program Coordinator and program practica student(s) to coordinate all logistics for the HESA Interview Days, selection process, and orientation session. Facilitate learning opportunities to support HESA graduate students and professional staff development in the areas of diversity, equity, intercultural awareness, and supervision that support the work of the division. Provide ongoing support for HESA graduate students, as necessary. Develop and sustain alumni relations via presence at regional conferences, newsletter, and special programs.

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Apply online: (Posting No. S1241PO) The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Armative Action Employer. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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Turtle Fur is a 35-year-old legend in the outdoor and ski industry. We are the leader in fleece headwear and fashionable outdoor accessories. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers comfortable as they experience the world through their everyday adventures. We value hardworking team members who have a strong desire to help us drive the company forward. This position will lead the eCommerce Customer Service team to provide first class, exceptional service to our customers. Hands on interaction with consumers via various communication channels will put you on the front lines of guiding the customer experience. Your role will be to be a role model of the quality customer service that Turtle Fur is known for. Duties and Responsibilities • Be the point for all incoming customer communication for our direct to consumer channels. • Monitor, report, and drive the customer experience. • Handle order entry into company ERP and returns processing/research. • Be a product expert. Take the lead in educating the eCommerce CS team about our product line. • Monitor our company website for product data issues, communicate issues to the correct team. • Create a customer centric environment for all team members. • Work with Marketing to respond to customer inquiries on Social Media channels. • Monitor and report customer feedback to R&D to improve product development. • Monitor and report customer feedback to eCommerce team to improve online user experience. • Staff Turtle Fur events alongside marketing (may include an occasional weekend event). • Process employee orders and requests for product samples, marketing product, etc. • Assist Customer Service team with preseason orders and confirmations. • Provide backup for the Front Desk/Reception and filing. Qualifications • 2-4 years of college • 1-3 years of experience in customer service, marketing, or retail • Strong communication skills, both written and oral • Proficient use of Excel, Word, Email, and online tools • Infectiously positive attitude and ambitious, with the ability to work with others/independently This is an hourly, full time position with eligibility for our comprehensive benefits package. Please email your letter of interest and resume to No phone calls please.




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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. An associate’s degree or five years experience after high school preferred. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Criminal record checks will be conducted for final candidates. Submit a resume to: The New School of Montpelier 11 West Street Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to: No phone calls, please! EOE

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Request for Proposals Finance and Business Management Services The State Natural Resources Conservation Council (NRCC) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to manage the financial and business operations of the NRCC, including bookkeeping, budgeting, management of government contracts and general support. NRCC is the state governing body of Vermont’s fourteen Natural Resources Conservation Districts, with a board consisting of representatives from VT Agency of Agriculture, VT Agency of Natural Resources, UVM Extension and six supervisory union representatives from the Conservation Districts. The statewide responsibilities of this contractual position could grow into an employment opportunity if the candidate shows a commitment to organizational mission and development of Vermont’s 14 Conservation Districts, managed by the NRCC. Minimum of Associate’s Degree in accounting or related field and 5 years’ experience in accounting or related field. Visit for detailed job description and essential experience. Send cover letter with proposal narrative, resume, three references and cost proposal in a single pdf file to by 5pm on Monday September 25th.

Join our team! Wake Robin, Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community, is adding members to our team of Kitchen Staff!

Cook – Full-Time 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 strong attention to the quality of food consistency quality and delivery. •

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Wait Staff – Full and Part-Time Positions This is a perfect opportunity for individuals with the time and drive to begin their working experience, or for professionals who wish to supplement their current career endeavors. Experience as a server is preferred but not required. We will train applicants who demonstrate strong customer service skills and a desire to work with an active population of seniors. 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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Seasonal Positions

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.


We are currently looking to hire someone to join our dynamic team. This position is responsible for detecting and investigating suspected instances of fraud, waste and abuse by providers in the VT Medicaid program. The duties of this position consist of conducting reviews of medical records, billed charges and documentation to ensure the safeguard of VT Medicaid federal and state dollars. For more information contact Rod Whitney 879-8227 Roderick. Job ID # 622045. Vermont Health Access. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 9/21/2017.

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Join our forward-thinking local health office to help make Chittenden County a healthy place to live, learn, work, play, and worship. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee community level approaches to improve health equity and prevent chronic disease. Position involves supervision of program staff and there is no direct service. As part of the Vermont Department of Health, we strive to offer a supportive, professionally challenging, and healthy workplace to our employees. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the department’s diversity and commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. Please include cover letter information about how you will further this goal. For more information, contact Heather Danis at 802951-0061 or Job ID # 622017. Status: Full-Time. Application Deadline: 9/24/2017.

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Essex Westford School District

CCS is a growing, not for profit human service organization with a strong emphasis on employee and consumer satisfaction.


Full-time positions available at our Founders and Hiawatha Elementary Schools beginning with the 2017-18 school year to assist and supervise assigned special needs students instructionally, behaviorally and physically in the general mainstream program. Position will involve working with a student individually and/ or in small groups. Successful experience working with students with emotional challenges and mental health diagnosis required. Experience working with elementary aged students also required. Additional qualifications include the following:

We are currently offering a benefitted inclusion support positions and per diem shifts. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue their work in this field.

Associate’s degree (or minimum of two years of higher education) plus 2 to 3 years of directly related experience preferred, or a combination of equivalent training and experience.

We would love to have you here during this exciting time of growth! To join our team, send your letter of interest and resume to Karen at

Good working knowledge of disabilities of special education students, and special education teaching methods, theories and laws also required.

Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good basic teaching skills.

Demonstrated mastery of the academic subject matter being taught to students.

Flexibility within schedule to meet bus and/or stay with student(s) at the end of the day.

SHARED LIVING PROVIDER Open your home to someone with an intellectual disability or autism and make a positive impact on their life. CCS is currently offering a variety of opportunities and you might be the perfect match! A generous stipend, paid time off (respite), comprehensive training & supports are available. For more information contact Jennifer Wolcott, jwolcott@ or 655-0511 ext. 118

Building a community where everyone participates and everyone belongs.


Positions pay $14.97/hour for up to 6.5 hours/day with excellent benefits including family medical and dental insurance; life insurance; tuition reimbursement; and paid leaves. For consideration, please apply electronically through, Job ID 2847246 (Hiawatha) and/or Job ID 2846559 (Founders). EOE.

Dining Room Servery Worker Middlebury College, located in Middlebury Vermont, is now recruiting for the summer and beyond. Workers are needed to perform a variety of of functions in the dining room area to ensure that all food items are available to the students and that the area is neat, clean and attractive. This position involves keeping salad and serving areas stocked throughout serving periods, maintaining an accurate count of students served and cash collected, as well as maintaining a clean and sanitary stock of dishes and utensils, and other dish room duties as necessary. Workers also assist with the overall cleanliness of the kitchen and the serving areas throughout the day and when the Dining Hall closes. Good candidates will be able to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors. To view the full job descriptions and apply online please visit:

Middlebury is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse staff and faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability




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Bakery & Retail Help We are looking for part time retail and bakery help in our busy Shelburne store. Experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidates. Weekend availability a must.

Community Inclusion Facilitator

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CCS is a growing, not for profit human service organization with a strong emphasis on employee and consumer satisfaction. CCS is seeking dynamic staff to provide one on one inclusion supports to help individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism lead fulfilling lives, reach their goals and be productive members of their community. This is a great opportunity to be part of human services and to work in a fun, supportive environment. We currently have several positions with excellent benefits, training development, and competitive wages.

Green Mountain Transit has an opening for you! From Part-time Sedan Drivers to Mechanics, we have something for everyone. To learn more about the current positions available please visit Current openings are:


Submit a letter of interest and resume to Karen Ciechanowicz,

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Green Mountain Transit, is the sole Transit Authority in the State of Vermont. The Arbors at Shelburne is a Benchmark Senior Living community focused on caring for individuals with memory related diseases. We offer competitive wages and benefit packages. Tuition reimbursement, Bonus opportunities, Team focused workplace. WE SEEK TO HIRE LOVING, MATURE TEAM MEMBERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:


GMT’s mission is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont region that reduces congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all. • • • •



Benefits of Working for Green Mountain Transit GMT offers all full-time employees a competitive salary and exceptional benefits, paid premiums for health, dental, and vision: for both the employee and his/her family members and generous time off. GMT offers 100% paid premium for health, dental, vision and prescription plans. GMT offers short-term disability. 100% of the premium is paid by GMT. GMT pays 100% of the premium for a $50,000 life insurance/accidental death and disability insurance. To apply for these positions, please download an application from



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NEW JOBS POSTED DAILY! Full time, starting immediately. Own tools and transportation.

Ensure a high standard of prompt, friendly, efficient and helpful customer service throughout the store; troubleshoot customer questions. Assist the Grocery Manager in operation of the Grocery Department. Supervise assigned staff. For complete details about this opportunity, please visit our Employment web page:

Send resume to: gary@crowleyconstructionvt. com or call 802-893-2603.

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Staff Nurse (LPN or RN) All Shifts Available Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community seeks a dedicated nursing professional with a strong desire to work within a community of seniors. Wake Robin provides high quality nursing care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home.” Wake Robin offers an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting. We continue to offer generous shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends! Interested candidates please email a cover letter and resume to or complete an application online at

results for our clients, located in Burlington, VT, is looking for a full time Accounting Specialist to join the accounting team. This position requires a strong applied knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. This Specialist will actively participate in the daily process of reviewing and entering vendor payables, check run preparation and credit card analysis, along with client media billing. The accounting team is highly committed to tight schedules and deadlines. The Accounting Specialist needs the ability to think creatively, intuitively, independently, and collaboratively, and the ability to learn and maneuver through industry specific software. An added plus is the ability to see and dig deep beyond the obvious, into the how and why of journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations and analysis. Strong skills are needed in managing and manipulating Excel files, verbal and written communication, organization and detail oriented.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter along with your salary requirements (a must) to To learn more about KSV, visit us at KSV is a certified BCorp, a Woman Owned Business and an EEO employer. We can only respond to resumes that meet the position and requested requirements.


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Mirabelles is hiring a full time breakfast-lunch cook. Line experience a must. Two weeks paid vacation, four day work week. Pay $14 hourly.

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. We offer many top notch benefits, plus a fabulous on site fitness room & café. VSAC is seeking an organized, detail oriented Loan Collections Representative with a demonstrated aptitude for numbers and financial calculations. This position requires extensive outbound phone calls to locate defaulted student loan borrowers to successfully collect payment. This position encompasses collection of Federal Family Education Loans and VSAC private student loans. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency with computers, the ability to work independently and to learn financial counseling, state, and federal regulations. An Associate’s Degree or two years’ related experience in a lending, financial services, or receivables collection environment is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

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These are grant funded positions that are contingent upon continued grant funds. VSAC offers a dynamic, professional environment with competitive compensation and generous benefits package. Apply online only at no later than September 22, 2017.

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Janitronics provides cleaning services to class A office buildings, medical facilities, schools, factories and colleges. Full and PT Cleaners, Floaters, Floor Techs, Supervisors and Day porters in the following areas: 2:57 PM BURLINGTON, S. BURLINGTON,


We are in need of the following positions: CLEANER: Basic Mopping, Sweeping, Dusting, Disinfecting, and Restroom Care in Facilities. DAY PORTER: Maintaining facilities during daytime hours, cleaning common areas, restroom upkeep, and spills. FLOATER: Traveling between accounts doing basic cleaning duties. Transportation is a must! FLOOR TECH: Familiarity with floor care practices, carpet extractions, use of autoscrubbers, buffers, stripping and waxing or willing to learn! We offer: Schedule Flexibility, Sign on Bonus, Retention Bonus, Referral Bonus, Weekly Pay, Paid Mileage, 4:02 PM Paid Vacation, 401k, Health Insurance and Life Insurance. For Immediate consideration apply online at www. or call 518 456-7350 for more information. Ask for Stephanie or Eric. Interviews will be held at our Vermont location in Williston, VT.

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

Overnight Staff Allenbrook

NFI VT’s Allenbrook Group Home is looking for a full time overnight staff person. This is a 30 hour position Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. which includes a comprehensive benefits package. Overnight staff are charged with maintaining safety in the group home during bedtime hours for the youth. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and reliable transportation. Competitive salary with shift differential, supportive team, and comfortable work environment included. Criminal background check required.

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Police/Courts Reporter

Looking for a Sweet Job?

The Rutland Herald is looking for a reporter to cover local and state police, as well as the court system within Rutland County. The reporter will also be tracking news and features from the towns of Mendon and Killington. The ideal candidate has experience working with police and the court system, and understands the nuance and complications of small-town politics.

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Downtown Burlington law firm is seeking a Paralegal. Two or more years of paralegal experience is required. Experience preferred in the following areas: Intellectual Property, Energy and Environmental permitting, or Civil Litigation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritize and manage many tasks simultaneously, strong organizational skills, and strong proofreading skills. The candidate should also be proficient with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat, and should be comfortable learning new software. The Paralegal will support many attorneys in a growing and fast-paced law office. Competitive benefits and salary. Interested persons please email letter and resume to by September 30, 2017. 9/1/17

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A non-profit organization in Berlin, VT, providing substance abuse services to central Vermont residents. Services include outpatient, intensive outpatient intervention, education, prevention, intervention and treatment.

Drug Court Clinical Supervisor: The person who joins our team will be an active participant in a county wide Treatment Court program. This position is responsible for coordinating services and resources for people who are in recovery and have legal actions against them. The position is an integral part of a treatment team which includes lawyers, a 3:27 PM judge, probation, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers. As a clinical supervisor the position will access resources, track and report follow through of scheduled appointments and assist the team in setting attainable goals for participants. This position is based in Berlin but will require some light travel. Master’s Degree and Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Alcohol & Drug Counselor required.


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Drug Court Case Manager/Clinician: The person who joins our team will be an active participant in a county wide Treatment Court program. This position is responsible for coordinating services and resources for people who are in recovery and have legal actions against them. The position is an integral part of a treatment team which includes lawyers, a judge, probation, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers. As case manager the position will access resources, track and report follow through of scheduled appointments and assist the team in setting attainable goals for participants. This position is based in Berlin but will require some light travel. Master’s degree preferred.

HUB Counselor: We are seeking counselors to work with adults as a part of our Hub & Spoke medication assisted therapy (MAT) program. This position will focus on access, engagement, stabilization to help clients build a bridge from the MAT program to other local MAT treatment options. Work will involve assessments, case management, treatment planning, group & individual counseling, referral, and coordination with community partners such as the DOC, DCF, or other treatment providers. Previous experience working with people in recovery from addictions is preferable. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred, 11:38 AM Bachelor’s Degree with previous experience will be considered. Must obtain AAP credential and be actively working towards LADC licensure. Working hours are roughly from 6:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Clinician: We are seeking to fill a full time master’s-level Clinician position working with adults or adolescents in Substance Abuse treatment setting. This position will provide group and individual counseling, assessments, treatment planning, referral and will help provide a bridge from the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to other treatment service options available in the local community. Work will involve coordinating with representatives from the Department of Corrections, health care providers and other referral sources. Previous experience working with people in recovery from addictions is preferable. An LADC is preferred, but not required. We will provide training for qualified candidates. Part time position also available (not benefit eligible).

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Lead Program Specialist II

Admissions and Outreach Coordinator

The Burlington Lead Program (BLP) is a federally funded housing program located within the City of Burlington Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO).

Join the Spring Lake Ranch community as Admissions and Outreach Coordinator. The Admissions and Outreach Coordinator serves as the primary support and coordinator for all admissions, communications, marketing and fund development efforts conducted by the Ranch. This position serves as the “keeper” of the Spring Lake Ranch marketing platform on Hubspot. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of inbound marketing, experience with HubSpot (or similar marketing platform), Donor Perfect, and be an effective multi-tasker. Successful candidates will thrive having many balls in the air while keeping a sense of humor.

We are hiring a Project Specialist to design, manage and oversee lead based paint hazard reduction and healthy homes projects in Burlington and Winooski. This position is also responsible for quality control of testing consultants, laboratories, and contractors. We are looking for someone with strong communication skills and experience in project management. An ideal candidate will have construction experience, be mission driven, comfortable working with diverse groups of people, and someone who can work independently as well as in a team setting. Prior knowledge of lead hazards, lead hazard reduction, and abatement techniques preferred but not required.

Please submit a letter explaining your interest in Spring Lake Ranch and your qualifications for this position along with your resume. Respond by email to, fax to (802) 492-3331, or mail to Spring Lake Ranch, 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738.

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PedsOne is a one of a kind health care company based in Winooski, VT. We provide billing services to pediatric medical practices throughout the US. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, performance based compensation, and a competitive salary and benefits package, please contact us.


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CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The mission of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is to “Ensure that every Vermont child has access to high quality and affordable early care and education by 2025.” The Fund is currently seeking a full-time Chief Development Officer to lead all aspects of our development and donor relations program. Competitive candidates will have a minimum 7 years of successful experience. Please refer to the full job description at To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references by October 1, 2017 to or Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, 19 Marble Ave, Suite 4 Burlington, VT, 05401.

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Ivy Computer, Inc. is looking for a Sales & Marketing Manager. We have been a leader in our industry for over 25 years and are ranked among the top 10 fastest growing companies by Vermont Business Magazine. This management position requires experience, creativity, and great communication skills. If you want to be a part of our team, please submit a cover letter along with your resume by email to For a full job description go to: jobs.php.

Sick of retail? Want weekends off? Come join the excellent team of staff at Wake Robin! The Vermont Historical Society, located in Barre, VT is looking for a Director of Development & Community Relations. Responsibilities include planning, supervising, and execution of membership, fundraising, public relations, and marketing functions of the Society.

Medical Front End Administrator Permanent, full-time position in a beautiful, burgeoning naturopathic primary care clinic. Salary depends on experience. Paid vacation, retirement and partial health benefits offered. Send resumes and CV to kk@mountainviewnatural


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to:

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An Independent Service Provider with FedEx Ground has seasonal/holiday positions for Delivery Drivers, that could lead to full time, depending on performance. We are a long-standing, experienced company seeking Safe, Professional Drivers. Candidates must be 21+ years old, able to pass a drug screen, a full criminal background check, and have a valid driver’s license that is clean or nearly clean. One year of commercial driving experience; within the last three years is preferred, however not required. We do not require our drivers to have a CDL. Candidates should be able to lift/deliver heavy boxes and be able to get in and out of the delivery vehicle repeatedly throughout the day. If you are goal oriented, motivated, reliable, conscientious, and seeking to join a team of like minded individuals, we may have a driving position for you!

• Registered Nurses • Licensed Practical Nurses

Build your career and thrive in a collaborative and positive work environment, supported by a strong team of nursing leaders. For more information, contact Jenn Hughes at 919.414.8633 or

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GIRLS PROGRAM COORDINATOR & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Vermont Works for Women (VWW), 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 dynamic individuals to join our team for multiple positions. Full job descriptions and directions to apply are available at Applications will be accepted until September 18. No calls or faxes, please. VWW is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization. VWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Licensed Nursing Assistants • Dietary Aides

JOIN OUR TEAM! Multiple positions available

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Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union is seeking a licensed physical therapist to provide consultative, evaluative and intervention services in accordance with Individual Education Plans to students grades pre-k to 12. This is a part time position, estimated to be about 12 hours per week. Please submit letter of interest, resume, letters of reference, Physical Therapist license and apply within Position open until filled.

Interested candidates can apply online at!

FedEx Ground Delivery Driver

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Vermont’s premier continuing Care Retirement Community seeks a member to join our housekeeping team. Housekeepers work collaboratively to support residents who live independently as well as those who live in residential care. Housekeepers are critical to the well-being of residents and the quality of the Wake Robin environment. Candidates must have housekeeping or industrial cleaning experience.

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The Bridge is seeking a Managing Editor with solid newswriting, editorial and publishing experience. Salary range from $30,000-$38,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Job is to be performed in the newspaper’s office in Montpelier, VT. Please apply no later than Monday, October 2, 2017. Send a letter of application, attention Nat Frothingham to this e-mail address: Please include a resume, three samples of published writing, and the names and contact information for three references who know your work well. For more information about The Bridge and this position, go online to




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Now Hiring! Zero Waste Events Coordinator

Medical Reception

The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is hiring 1-year grant funded .75 FTE position (with benefits) to facilitate waste reduction at local events. Primary duties include assisting with and implementing waste reduction at events, fairs and festivals in the CVSWMD’s 19-member towns, training and coordinating volunteers, and facilitating partnerships between event organizers and waste reduction resources. For complete job description and directions for how to apply go to Contact with questions. The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is an equal opportunity employer.

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Dee Physical Therapy of Shelburne seeks a full time medical receptionist for an immediate start. Applicants need to be detail-oriented and organized, able to multitask, and understand and operate in a professional environment. The job requires one to answer the phone, take in information, enter that information into a software program, while scheduling patients or responding to another employee. Communication skills are essential. We prefer experience, however, will consider someone with the above characteristics and abilities. Benefits include CTO, Health insurance and a 401k. We are a 29 year old locally owned business with three clinics in the area.

Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of home helper services to seniors in their homes, is seeking friendly and dependable people. CAREGivers assist seniors with companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, errands, safety presence and more. Part-time, flexible scheduling, including: daytime, evening, weekend and overnight shifts currently available. Higher pay for weekend shifts. No heavy lifting.

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Director of Human Resources The HR Director will oversee the HR team and be responsible for the development and execution of department strategies, objectives and metrics aligned with Howard Center’s strategic intent. This leader will oversee all aspects of Human Resources practice and process including compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention, training and development, employee and labor relations, policy development, and regulatory compliance.Present priorities include ensuring all of these functional areas are aligned with and supportive of the agency’s ongoing strategic integration of client service programs and the agency’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Required: 3 years of experience in leadership position; 5 years of HR experience in a similar role with similar degree of responsibilities for an organization of comparable size and complexity. Full time.

Residential Counselor – Allen House (Part Time) Seeking an energetic and professional individual to provide a safe environment for persons with mental health challenges living in an independent permanent housing environment. Individual will provide supportive counseling, medication management and crisis intervention, as needed and help residents strengthen coping and symptom management skills. Bachelor’s degree required. 4 hours/week (Sunday morning/early afternoon).

Outpatient Clinician/Substance Abuse Clinical Care Registered Nurse – Medication Assisted We have an exciting opportunity for a licensed clinician to provide care coordination Treatment Program and psychotherapy to a diverse set of clients. Approximately 50% of the position will be providing care coordination to clients receiving buprenorphine treatment through Howard Center’s new “Spoke” program. The remaining portion of the job will be to provide individual and/or group psychotherapy to adults, children, families and/or clients with intellectual disabilities. This is an ideal position for an applicant that wishes to work within a team of outpatient clinicians providing an array of different services to a diverse population. Master’s plus LCMHC, LICSW or LADC required. Full time.

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.

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.

Supervisor Positions – First Call for Chittenden County Currently recruiting for Supervisor I and Supervisor II. 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. Master’s degree, licensed/license-eligible 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. Howard Center is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the online application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or 13-HowardCenter091317.indd 1

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October 7-8, 2017

Waterfront Hilton, Burlington, VT




Vermont’s first winter sports show is brought to you by The Rotary Club of Burlington and Vermont Ski + Ride magazine and benefits the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation. Sponsored by University of Vermont Medical Center Sports Medicine, Mascoma Savings Bank, Farrell Distributing and Long Trail Brewery.


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39th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelburne Farms. $10 adults; $5 seniors and children. Info, 985-8686,

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Shelburne Farms hosts a day of farm fare and fun, with treats made on the premises, as well as from Savouré Soda, Jam and Pickle; Maple Wind Farm; the Good Food Truck; and other vendors. City folks get a chance to ogle farm animals and ride on horse-drawn hayrides. Jon Gailmor, Genticorum, Very Merry Theatre and many more entertain all ages, all day long.


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MEET THE AUTHOR Prolific cookbook writer Ken Haedrich drops by for a meet-and-greet in support of his latest, The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet and Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Flavors of Fruits, Herbs & Vegetables. Visitors can sample a snack made from one of the book’s recipes. Friday, September 15, 5-7 p.m., Phoenix Books Burlington. Free. Info, 448-3350,

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PAGES & PIES Visit the building that online magazine Bustle recently named “the most gorgeous library” in Vermont, and indulge in this annual pie and cookbook sale. Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Free to enter; $12 per pie. Info, 748-8291,

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PENNYWISE PANTRY Don’t worry, this event has nothing to do with Pennywise, the evil dancing clown in Stephen King’s It. City Market is hosting an interactive tour, with the goal of helping shoppers learn how to navigate the bulk sections, find good deals among the produce and become savvy label readers. Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., City Market/Onion River Co-op, Burlington. Free. Info,


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he visitors have thinned out at the Bread and Puppet museum-in-a-barn in Glover, and the grass amphitheater is empty. Four pails of flowers, the blooms dry and faded at summer’s end, stand sentinel on the counter of the Bread House. Its shelves, all but bare, hold a bird’s nest with a sole feather inside. At his nearby farmhouse, Peter Schumann is baking bread. Schumann, who founded Bread and Puppet Theater 54 years ago, works alone in his open-air baking shed while this reporter watches. A steady rain drums on the metal roof. From a big stainless-steel bowl, he scoops a hunk of rye dough, kneads it and shapes it into a loaf. He repeats the process again and again, as if working in time to the falling water. “That’s the sound system that we call rain,” says Schumann, 83. “It’s a very nice sound system.” Aprons, garden clippers and a hacksaw hang from a beam. Bathtubs by the bread oven hold mud for making puppets. A laminated poster with Schumann’s artwork lies on the wet ground, having fallen from the woodpile. Its words and image — stalks of grain bent in the wind — speak to his life’s work: “We give you a piece of bread with the puppet show because our bread and theater belong together.” Schumann has been baking sourdough rye bread for 77 years, since his childhood in Germany. He made it as a little boy with his mother and as a 10-year-old refugee of the war. “Bread was a thing the family took seriously,” Schumann says. “It was the most desired object, to have enough for family and friends.” The bread is made with rye flour, salt and water — and, lately, rye berries — to form a coarse and crusty loaf that requires effort to eat. “It’s a thing that reveals itself only when you work at it,” Schumann says. “When your teeth do their job.” In 1963, when Schumann founded his theater in New York City, the joining of bread and puppet was both obvious and necessary, he says. “The two of them had to be married; they were very much engaged,” he explains. “We fed bread to the public so they were chewing when they were watching the show. We thought they were a better audience.” If Schumann’s bread takes work to digest, the same might be said of his theater: “It’s not so good for the lazy mind who wants to be tickled or entertained,” he says. “Probably not so interesting.”

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Schumann and his family moved to Plainfield in 1970, when he accepted an invitation to be a theater resident at Goddard College. He ran Bread and Puppet there for four years before moving with his wife, Elka, and their five children to a former dairy farm in Glover. “Slowly and surely, the theater came,” Schumann says, adding that his kids “were all puppeteers ’til it came out of their mouths.”

Bread and Puppet grew into an influential and innovative theater company — making spectacular, larger-than-life papier-mâché puppets; touting “cheap art”; and performing its brand of good-humored yet politically acute puppet theater in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond. At the annual Domestic Resurrection Circus, which drew big summer crowds to Glover through 1998, puppeteers sang and

danced — and gave away rye bread with garlic-parsley aioli to thousands upon thousands of people. “We baked relentlessly,” Schumann says. “We baked and baked and baked.” A photograph of him baking bread, recently posted on Facebook, elicited comments such as “food for the soul” and “keep my heart full even when my spirits sour.” A local musician remembered it as the first free bread he ever ate. Hotel Vermont chef Doug Paine remembered attending Bread and Puppet shows as a young teen. Schumann’s rye bread and aioli is one of his “early great food memories,” Paine wrote. He called it a “Vermont treasure.” After shaping his loaves, Schumann places them on a board and loads them into an oven he made from river mud — the same mud the company uses to make molds for the puppets. When 30 or so loaves are in the oven (Schumann doesn’t count them or measure temperature), he drapes a wet towel over the door to seal in the heat. Schumann then dons a battered leather jacket over his apron, steps into the rain and leads his visitor into a common room at the farmhouse. The large, sparsely furnished space holds two pianos and a mill for grinding his farm-grown rye into flour. On a post in the middle of the room hangs a calendar that Schumann made, its pages open to September 2017. The date of the full moon is marked, and so is Yom Kippur. Blocky, black letters printed across the calendar form the word “BACKWARD.” Sitting in a chair by his calendar, Schumann looks back on his bread. He was a boy of 6 when he started helping his mother, Margarethe Schumann, bake sourdough rye — the “common people’s bread,” he says. White bread was reserved for special occasions and eaten like cake, he notes. Schumann and his four siblings lived with their parents in the Silesia region of Germany (now Poland) in the town of Breslau. His father, Hans Schumann, taught literature and history and wrote texts on “pedagogical problem-solving.” He was interested in radical, modern school systems, Schumann explains. In 1944, when Schumann was 10, his family fled their hometown to escape Allied bombing and Russian tanks. Each child was allowed to bring a bag on the journey to a village by the Danish border. Schumann packed his with woodenheaded hand puppets, he says. About 100 refugees lived in the village. They gleaned grain from fields planted in rye, barley and wheat.

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Hedgerows protected the crops from the wind, he remembers. Schumann and his siblings threshed rye and ground it in a coffee mill. Families kneaded dough and shaped it into loaves at their homes. Once a week, they carried their loaves on a board to a communal oven for baking. Each family marked its bread with an imprint, an identifying symbol, to distinguish their loaves from the others’. Trees were too valuable to burn in the bread oven, so wood cuttings from the hedgerows fueled the fire. The Schumanns would spread their bread with jam made from elderberries and rose hips that the children picked from the roadside. “Especially for those of us who were war victims, everything had to be made for yourself,” Schumann says. “We lived there on the farm as refugees, gleaning the fields and working on the farms.” A regiment of German soldiers lived in the village, too. When Schumann was 11, he and his younger brother, Michael, went to the soldiers’ tents with their hand puppets and made a puppet show for the men. It was his first public performance. He had basic puppet

characters — a princess, a robber, a cop and a ghost — but no bread to give away. “The bread was too precious,” Schumann says. Decades later, after he had moved to New York City with his American wife and their two oldest children, Schumann thought people were deprived because the white or wheat bread they ate was of inferior quality. “In the glass palaces of New York City,” he says, “they didn’t know what bread was.” Bread and Puppet will present one more show in Glover this season, “Political Leaf-Peeping,” on Sunday, September 24. Schumann says he’ll continue to make puppet shows for as long as he can. “They might make it illegal,” he warns, referring to the current administration. “It might become illegal to do puppet shows, based on what’s happening in the United States as it becomes more fascist.” Schumann will also, of course, continue to bake bread and give it away. Maintaining that practice over a lifetime “feels very good,” he says. “You still have to improve it,” Schumann advises. “There’s still stuff that you’re fussing with, always to improve it. It’s continuously changing. It’s never quite done.” Although Schumann’s rye bread belongs to everyone and to no one, he still marks each loaf before baking it. He uses a tin stencil made by a friend and shaped like the shining sun. m

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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@


PRICING FOR YOUR MARKET: Purveyors gain a deeper understanding of how to assign cost based on customers’ value points. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 391-4870.


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. CRIME VICTIM LISTENING FORUM: Survivors open up to Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services representatives about their experiences with the criminal justice system. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 241-1250, ext. 112. 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,



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.


LISTENING TOUR: Residents share their experiences in dealing with the effects of climate change and offer ideas for potential action at a public hearing hosted by the Vermont Climate Action Commission. Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 828-1294. OAKLEDGE PARK UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND PRESENTATION: Locals learn about plans for Vermont’s first universally accessible playground. Public Works Department, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7089.

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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.

AUTUMN NETWORKING & ‘ONE BIG HOME’ FILM SCREENING: Folks mingle with members of the Vermont Green Building Network, then watch a documentary about the trend toward giant houses on Martha’s Vineyard. Norwich University, Northfield, 5:30-8 p.m. $10; free for members. Info, 735-2192.


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.


Sarah Jarosz’s star power reached new heights in February when the singersongwriter scored two trophies at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. One, for Best Folk Album, celebrates her 2016 LP Undercurrent, a collection of songs that highlights the Austin-born songbird’s vocal and writing prowess. Called “the silver-voiced, silver-fingered, silver-penned Sarah Jarosz” by “A Prairie Home Companion” host Chris Thile, she’s also a skilled player on stringed instruments, including mandolin, guitar and banjo. The mistress of Americana opens the KCP Presents 2017-18 performing arts season and honors the Lyndon Institute’s 150th anniversary with a spirited concert blending folk, bluegrass and country influences.

SARAH JAROSZ Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m., at Alumni Auditorium, Lyndon Institute. $15-45; free for students. Info, 748-2600,


NEWS & BREWS: Citizens chat up Vermont businesspeople and policy makers over cups of joe. Generator, Burlington, 8-9 a.m. Free. Info, 540-0761. 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,


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DENIAL’: Derek Hallquist turns his camera toward transgender and environmental issues in his documentary. A discussion follows. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘HERE TODAY’: Bess O’Brien directed this 2002 documentary addressing the heroin epidemic in Vermont. A panel discussion follows. Rutland High School, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-4800. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: Academy Award-nominated actress Emily Watson narrates an immersive film following a family of highly social mammals in the Kalahari Desert. 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, 877-324-6386. MOVIE: Snacks are provided at a showing of a popular flick. Call for details. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



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Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves When it comes to grace under fire, the characters in the 1992 knee-slapping film Sister Act have nothing on the ragtag group of holy women in Dan Goggin’s musical Nunsense.. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken learn that their cook has accidentally poisoned more than 50 of the sisters, the ladies must come up with the funds to bury the deceased. Their solution? To put on a variety show, of course! Chaos, calamity, comedy and tap dancing ensue. QNEK Productions’ founder and artistic director, Lynn Leimer, stars as Mother Superior in the final show of the company’s 25-year run.



Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m., at Haskell Free Library & Opera House in Derby Line. $7-15. Info, 334-2216,

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Writer Melissa Febos’ life and experiences have provided ample inspiration for her creative nonfiction. First there was her 2010 memoir Whip Smart, in which she reflects on her time spent in dual roles — as a college student and a professional dominatrix. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based author released Abandon Me, a personal exploration of her familial and romantic relationships, among other things. Now, Burlington Book Festival attendees can hear the woman of words read from her work and talk shop with fellow wordsmith Jessica Hendry Nelson. An audience Q&A and a book signing leave bibliophiles beaming.

MELISSA FEBOS Saturday, September 16, 2:30 p.m., in the Lorraine B. Good Multi-Media Lecture Hall and Conference Center, BCA Center, in Burlington. Free. Info, 658-3328,



Monday, September 18, 8 p.m., at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Free. Info, 635-1247,




According to the bio on Baratunde Thurston’s website, the author and comedian “has an uncanny ability to crack the shell of any uncomfortable topic through a personal, accessible and intelligent point of view.” The title of said bio — “Long Bio for Those Planning to Create a Moving, Nuanced and Compassionate Ode to Baratunde’s Life Whilst Tiny Children Sing Hymns in the Background” — suggests that the former digital director for the Onion does so with a trenchant sense of humor. The activist makes his Vermont speaking debut at Johnson State College as part of a semester-long series of diversityfocused events centered on Thurston’s 2012 satirical memoir How to Be Black.


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Classes begin on September 11th!

Ballet • Pointe Modern • Jazz Lyrical Contemporary Hip-Hop • Yoga • Pilates Cardio and more.

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BARRE FARMERS MARKET: Crafters, bakers and farmers share their goods. Currier Park, Barre, 3-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET: Baked items, fresh produce, meats and eggs sustain seekers of local goods. South Hero St. Rose of Lima Church, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, champlainislandsfarmersmkt@

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TWO LOCATIONS! Essex Campus: 21 Carmichael Street, Suite 203 Shelburne Campus: 4066 Shelburne Road

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Nutcracker Auditions September 30th!

For ages 6 and up. No audition fee. Visit the Nutcracker link on our website or call for details. 4 performances at the Flynn in December!

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‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: A film follows a herd of large planteating species in Cretaceous Alaska through the seasons and the challenges of growing up. 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.

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COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247. COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Bring a dessert to share. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. 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, NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET: Pickles, meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs and baked goods are a small sampling of the seasonal bounty. Causeway, Newport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 274-8206. PENNYWISE PANTRY: On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. City Market/Onion River Co-op, Burlington, 6:307:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 861-9700.

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


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PREMA AGNI & RISING STAR HEALINGS: Delyn Hall promotes wellness with powerful energy healing sessions. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 3-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 495-9435. 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, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. 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, WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: Individuals learn to relax and let go. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605. 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.


INTRO WORKSHOP FOR MOMS & DAUGHTERS: Female-identified youth ages 12 through 14 gain insight into the 10-week Fire Maidens program, which aims to help teens find their true voices. Monteverdi Music School, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, LEGO CLUB: Kiddos ages 6 and up snap together snazzy structures. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. SCIENCE & STORIES: APPLES: Little ones taste their way through local varieties of the crisp, crunchy fruit. A story and a craft cap off the fun. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: Wee ones get the wiggles out with songs and narratives. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970.

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,


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.

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.

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

GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: Students get their stretch on with Lynn Clauer of Sound & Soul Awakenings. Partial proceeds benefit the Williston

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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.

STORY TIME: Children are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.

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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,

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.

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.




PIZZA SOCIAL: A certified organic grower of vegetables, strawberries and bedding plants hosts a wood-fired pizza party followed by a tour of the grounds. Mighty Food Farm, South Shaftsbury, 5-7:30 p.m. $10. Info,

Community Food Shelf. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 11 a.m.-noon. $10. Info, 922-0516.

WEDNESDAY STORY TIME: From timeless tales to new adventures, little ones lose themselves in books. Phoenix Books, Essex, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


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. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: ¡Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.



Find club dates in the music section. LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET: The Grammy Award-winning foursome presents a spirited program including “Road to the Sun” by Pat Metheny. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-40. Info, 603-646-2422.


MONARCH BUTTERFLY TAGGING: Nets in hand, nature lovers catch, tag and release the migrating winged wonders. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3-5. Info, 229-6206.


VERMONT LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN CAUCUS IN ESSEX JUNCTION: Essex Junction voters who have not yet participated in a caucus this year convene to discuss local issues. 1st Republic Brewing Company, Essex Junction, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info,


BE AWARE OF SCAMMERS: Attendees learn how to tell if they’re being targeted in fraudulent activities. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. LEARN TO MAKE A TINCTURE: Herbalist Shona R. MacDougall talks students through the steps of making alcohol extracts. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


FAITH EXAMINED: A faith-based discussion of the essay collection Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism focuses on life’s big ideas. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10:15 a.m. Free. Info, IDEAS ON TAP: ‘SACRED OBJECTS/SECULAR SPACES’: Professor Vicki Brennan and Fleming Museum of Art curator Andrea Rosen consider how religious items are transformed when they enter a museum setting. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406.

MATTHEW MORIARTY: As part of Vermont Archaeology Month, the expert digs into the South Champlain Historical Ecology Project’s excavations at the Galick Site in West Haven. Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center, Barre, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 272-2509.


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.


BOOK SALE: Thousands of gently used titles delight bookworms of all ages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, fletcherfriends@

JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG: The author reconstructs a life in Lilian Baker Carlisle: Vermont Historian,

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Carolyn Egeli, youngest daughter of Bjorn Egeli, continues her family tradition as a nationally known portrait artist with a career spanning over 50 years painting primarily portraits, marines and landscapes.

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UNDERSTANDING FAIR TRADE LABELS: A presentation and discussion demystify designations within the fair trade movement. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for PJC’s new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 2.

Enrollment now open for lessons • Appointments for portrait sittings

OPEN HOUSE Sat. Sept. 23, 3-6pm

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

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NEWBERRY MARKET: Shoppers browse specialty foods, clothing, pottery, décor, collectibles and more at a weekly indoor bazaar. Newberry Market, White River Junction, 2-7 p.m. Free. Info, • 4T-CarolynEgeli091317.indd 1

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VERMONT BUSINESSES FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER: VBSR honors outstanding individuals and organizations amid a sunset view of the Adirondack Mountains. Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $70-85. Info, 862-8347.


HOMESHARING INFO SESSION: Locals learn to make the most of spare space in their homes with compatible housemates. HomeShare Vermont, South Burlington, noon-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5625.


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,

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Queen City and East Avenue Substation Improvement Project Tuesday, September 19 • 6PM Burlington Electric Department Spark Space 585 Pine Street, Burlington


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Teens and adults create, connect, heal and grow through self-guided movement and art set to music. Expressive Arts Burlington, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $20; free for first-timers. Info, 343-8172. FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Locally grown produce and the zydeco stylings of Goat Broke Loose 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.13. 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. THU.14

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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.

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


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Nonfiction fans delve into abolitionist Harriet Ann Jacobs’ autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2345.

SCIENCE FICTION WORKSHOP: Burlington Writers Workshop members join author Andrew Liptak for a discussion of the genre. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.


INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS: Let’s get technical! Students learn to use the mouse, keyboard and operating system components. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.

MUSLIM GIRLS MAKING CHANGE: A group of young wordsmiths promotes social justice through poetry. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247.


JOHN FATHERLEY: The author reminisces about his affection for and the history of a Green Mountain State magazine in “Vermont Life: A Retrospective.” Bradford Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.

Burlington Treasure: A Scrapbook Memoir. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350.

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SPA NIGHT: Relaxation is the goal during an evening of massage, adult coloring, aromatherapy, horse time and refreshments. Proceeds support Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding & Driving Program. Water Tower Farm, Marshfield, 5-8 p.m. $10. Info, 426-3781.

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.13.









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BARK & BREW SERIES: Pups romp around the HSCC play yard while snacks and craft beers tempt pet owners’ taste buds. Humane Society of Chittenden County, South Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-20. Info, 862-0135. 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. COOKING THE BOOKS: Foodies bring themed dishes to a discussion of The Cabot Creamery Cookbook by Melissa Pasanen. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. JERICHO FARMERS MARKET: Passersby graze through veggies, pasture-raised meats, coffee and handmade crafts. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, jerichofarmersmarket@ 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. MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: Those in search of baked goods, pizza, Texas barbecue, fresh flowers, produce and meats find what they desire. Pratt Hall, Montgomery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 326-4189. ROYALTON FARMERS MARKET: A cornucopia of farm-fresh fare catches shoppers’ eyes. South Royalton Town Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8302. VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local food and crafts, live music, and hot eats add flavor to summer evenings. Kennedy Brothers Building, Vergennes, 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-9180. 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.



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. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Little lit lovers pay attention to age-appropriate page-turners. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. TEEN CRAFT TIME: Provided designs and Perler beads galore are the makings of eye-catching magnets. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. THURSDAY PLAY TIME: Kiddos and their caregivers convene for casual fun. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-4918.


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.


Find club dates in the music section. SARAH JAROSZ: At age 26, the multi-instrumentalist has earned two Grammy Awards for her Americana stylings. 10 String Symphony open. See calendar spotlight. Alumni Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $15-45; free for students. Info, 748-2600.

CHAIR YOGA AT CHAMPLAIN SENIOR CENTER: Yogis limber up with modified poses. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510.

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

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.



THE OPIATE CRISIS: STORIES & SOLUTIONS: A panel discussion follows a screening of director Bess O’Brien’s 2002 documentary, Here Today, on the heroin epidemic in Vermont. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-4800.

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BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East L IL M Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. E: N Info, 223-3322. TO AR IU


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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.


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TUNBRIDGE WORLD’S FAIR: A tradition since 1867, this fair hosts sheep dog trials, tractor pulls, live music, dance performances and agricultural shows. Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. $8-35; free for kids under 12; additional cost for rides. Info, 889-5555.


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Our fall semester course offerings include:

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

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.


Affordable evening classes for the general public in a wide variety of interesting subjects!

GAME NIGHT: From Monopoly to Bananagrams, players participate in tabletop pastimes. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 356-2776.

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. 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. DETOXIFICATION & PERSONAL GROWTH REMEDIES: Taoist clinical medicine expert Baylen Slote shares holistic tools for healthy physiology. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@ 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. 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. KARMA KLASS: DONATION-BASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. 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. 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.


PRE-K ART PLAY: Children let their imaginations run wild during a free-form paint-and-canvas

VERMONT LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN CAUCUS IN FAIRFAX: Fairfax voters who have not yet participated in a caucus this year convene to discuss local issues. Fairfax Community Library, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 363-3793.


ELLY MORIARTY: A Vermont Archaeology Month talk addresses human interaction with West Haven landscape starting as early as 11,000 years ago. Maclure Library, Pittsford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 272-2509. GINA MIREAULT: The JSC faculty member speaks up in “Carry On: Infants’ Linguistic Experiences in Strollers & Backpacks.” Stearns Cinema, Johnson State College, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1331. ‘GUARANTEED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN VERMONT: FACT OR FICTION?’: A legislator, an industry expert and a physician bring their expertise to a forum on health care. Lamoille Senior Citizens Center, Morrisville, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, hgmtay8@


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.


‘THE BELLE OF AMHERST’: Elizabeth Wilcox portrays Emily Dickinson in a one-woman play based on the poet’s life. QuarryWorks Theater, Adamant, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6978. ‘FUN HOME’ BENEFIT: Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the guest of honor at a sneak preview of Vermont Stage’s upcoming production of a play based on her graphic memoir. Proceeds support the production and Outright Vermont., Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $150; preregister; limited space. Info, 862-1497. ‘GODSPELL’: ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival takes on Stephen Schwartz’ three-time Grammy Award-winning musical, peppered with wellknown numbers such as “Day by Day.” The Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, 7:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 802 457-3500.


‘KATE: THE UNEXAMINED LIFE’: Janis Stephens portrays actress Katharine Hepburn in Lost Nation Theater’s production of Rick Foster’s biographical play. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA: PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES’: New Yorkers grapple with life, death, love and sex in the midst of the AIDS crisis in a broadcast production of Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning play. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10-17. Info, 382-9222.


BOOK CLUB: Yogis deepen their practice through reading and discussion. Call for title. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-4262.



BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Val Medve leads neophytes 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, 899-2378. INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINE TANGO: Dancers in clean shoes with smooth soles pick up new moves from an introductory lesson. Partners are not required. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 999-1798.


BOOK SALE: See WED.13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL: Lit lovers celebrate the written word with several days of workshops, panels, readings and special events. See for details. Various etc. Burlington locations, 7 p.m. Various prices; most BIKE & BREW TOUR: Electric bicycles transport events are free. Info, 658-3328. September 25th - October 2nd suds lovers to local beer producers via scenic FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.13. Order now to have time for the Holidays routes. Old Mill Park, Johnson, noon-4 p.m. $75; FICTION BOOK GROUP: Bibliophiles break down Mr. preregister. Info, 730-0161. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. Fairfax Community Library, GHOST WALK: DARKNESS FALLS: Local historian 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. 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.




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.

HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND: Campus and community connections are made over art exhibits, athletic events, a petting zoo, raffles and more. Castleton University, 8:30 a.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.



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YARD SALE: Shoppers peruse a variety of takehome treasures. The Abbey Casino/Pavilion, Sheldon, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4566.


NATIONAL ADVOCACY DAY: Curious minds stop by the senior center to learn more about how the facility is funded. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.



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.

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ABOVE THE RADAR GRAFFITI FESTIVAL: More than 30 artists showcase their talents on one giant canvas while local dancers, MCs and DJs add to this celebration of hip-hop culture. 1 King St., Burlington, noon-7 p.m. Free. Info,


FALLFEST: There’s something for everyone during a weekend of live music, local eats and outdoor activities. Spectators can support competitive disc golfers during the Green Mountain Championship. See for details. Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 6-10 p.m. $10. Info, 844-255-4868.

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.13. TELLURIDE AT DARTMOUTH: Cinephiles get a sneak peek at flicks from this year’s famed Colorado film festival. See for details. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 & 7 p.m. $6-75. Info, 603-646-2422.




‘THE VIETNAM WAR’: History buffs preview segments of a new documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0903.



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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. FRI.15


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

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‘VERMONT LAW REVIEW’ SYMPOSIUM: ‘MEDIA LAW AND JOURNALISM: PROTECTING DEMOCRACY’S SAFEGUARDS’: Lawyers, journalists and scholars weigh in on topics such as fake news, whistle-blowers and national security. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1228.



AGING IN VERMONT: COMMUNITIES ON THE MOVE CONFERENCE: Health care and public health professionals broaden their knowledge through educational sessions, facilitated talks and a keynote speech. Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $60. Info, 578-7094.



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.

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 MADE IN 8-9:30 VERMONT Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266.

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CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with eggs, cheeses, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 299-1280.

TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live music and a full bar add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.

GREATER FALLS FARMERS MARKET: Locals break out their shopping bags for fresh veggies, baked goods, salsa, hot sauce and relish. Hetty Green Park, Bellows Falls, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info,


HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET: Strollers snag scrumptious morsels and eye-catching crafts. Hartland Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, KEN HAEDRICH: Foodies meet the author of The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Flavors of Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables and taste treats from its pages. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. LYNDON FARMERS MARKET: Vendors proffer a rotation of fresh veggies, meats, cheeses and more. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: See THU.14. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-7 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. SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse

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ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. 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. BONE BUILDERS: See WED.13, 7:30-8:30 a.m. BUTI YOGA: See WED.13, 10 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASS: Slow-paced motions pave the way for wellness. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 12:301:30 p.m. $10. Info, 560-0186. 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. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.13.

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.

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.

TAI CHI: Instructor Shaina shares the fundamentals of Yang style, including standing and moving postures. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. Donations. 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. 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. FAIRY-HOUSE MAKING: Imaginative kiddos ages 6 though 9 build abodes with natural materials. The Kent Museum, Calais, 4-5:45 p.m. $10. Info, 223-6613. FAMILY MOVIE: Parents and tots take their seats for an all-ages flick. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. GROOVAROO BURLINGTON: Parents and caregivers bond with their babies through soulful movement with a certified babywearing dance teacher. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’: Engelbert Humperdinck’s children’s opera gets new life in a poignant Viva La Musica VT production. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $12-25. Info, 870-0335. SONGS & STORIES WITH MATTHEW: Matthew Witten helps children start the day with tunes and tales of adventure. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

LE SUPER MÉGA CONTINENTAL: Three hundred seventy-five amateur dancers selected by choreographer Sylvain Émard take to the streets with a king-size version of his piece Continental. Place des Festivals, Montréal, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 866-984-3822.


Find club dates in the music section. PETE’S POSSE: Three generations of players come together to create dynamic roots music. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7-9 p.m. $10-25. Info, 457-3981. SCRAG MOUNTAIN MUSIC: Community members connect with classical music through a diverse program featuring soprano Mary Bonhag and others. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 533-2000.


FALL MIGRATION BIRD WALKS: Avian enthusiasts explore local hot spots for songbird species. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7:30-9 a.m. $10; free for members and kids. Info, 229-6206.


KILLINGTON DIVAS OF DIRT: Female mountain bikers of all ability levels share their passion for the sport at biweekly group rides and happy hours. Killington Bike Park, Killington Resort, 4-6 p.m. $20 for lift ticket; $39 for lift ticket and bike rental. Info, 422-6232.

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ALUMNI CAREER TALK: MARK STUVER: Currently working as a writer and puppeteer in Los Angeles, the Middlebury College alum walks listeners through his professional journey. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, noon. Free. Info, 443-6433. EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Anthropology professor Jennifer Dickinson looks abroad in “Current Events and Everyday Life in Ukraine.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


‘ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON’: Theater of War Productions addresses modern-day violence and racism through a gospel music-infused adaptation of Sophocles’ famed tragedy. A discussion follows. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $17-40. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘GODSPELL’: See THU.14. ‘KATE: THE UNEXAMINED LIFE’: See THU.14. ‘NUNSENSE’: QNEK Productions rounds out its final season with Dan Goggin’s knee-slapping play about a group of nuns scrambling to pull off a variety show amid chaos and calamity. See calendar spotlight. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $7-15. Info, 334-2216. ‘OUT OF MY HEAD: AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION MINED FROM THE MIND OF G. RICHARD AMES’: The local performer lifts the curtain on his catalog of original material, including speeches, songs and scenes. QuarryWorks Theater, Adamant, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6978.


ART & AUTHOR NIGHT: Poet and essayist Lorrie Goldensohn shares original work following a reception for creatives Marge Pulaski and Helen Rabin. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. BOOK SALE: See WED.13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL: See THU.14, 6 p.m. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.13. PAINTED WORD POETRY SERIES: Wordsmith and critic David Lehman showcases his gift for verse. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, english@

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FABULOUS FLEA MARKET: Savvy shoppers snag art, antiques, collectibles and one-of-akind jewelry at a benefit for the theater. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222. 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.

LULAROE FUNDRAISER FOR ALL BREED RESCUE: Fashionistas spruce up their wardrobes with fresh threads and baubles to support SA T.16 an area animal shelter. Frederick H. E | KID agriculture TIM S | WO Y R Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington, NDERPAWS STO MAPLE VIEW FARM ALPACAS OPEN 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-9760. HOUSE: Visitors learn about the animals and their ROCKET EROTIC SEX-TOY POP-UP: A sensual luxurious coats, plus observe operations at the celebration features a range of kinky products for adjacent Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio. Maple View purchase. Maglianero, Burlington, 4-9 p.m. Free. Farm Alpacas, Brandon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, Info, 249-4945. 247-5412.


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CSWD CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY: Ecominded locals mingle over refreshments, prizes and giveaways while learning about reducing, reusing and recycling. CSWD Williston Drop-Off Center, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-8111. QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ: People with memory loss accompany their caregivers for coffee, conversation and entertainment. Thayer House, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 656-4220.


DEEP CHANGE CONFERENCE: A two-day gathering centers on love-based activism and interfaith dialogue, among other topics.. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $40-80. Info, 478-0050.


ADULT COLORING: Grown-ups pick up colored pencils for a meditative and creative activity. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. TRADITIONAL CRAFT SATURDAYS: Visitors get hands-on exposure to historic handiwork with artisan demonstrations in textiles, pottery and woodworking. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-15; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.


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CONTRA DANCE: Will Mentor calls the steps at a spirited social dance with music by Switching Protocols. Capital City Grange, Berlin, instruction session, 7:35 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-9. Info, 249-7454.


ALUMNI REUNION & FAMILY WEEKEND: Acclaimed author and JSC graduate Walter Mosley headlines a series of events dedicated to former students and families. Johnson State College, noon. Free. Info, 635-2356.

BOLTON COMMUNITY FAIR: Area residents connect over games, bounce houses and food vendors. Local businesses are on hand to show their neighbors what they do. Bolton Valley Resort, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 881-2056. ENOSBURG FALLS HARVEST FESTIVAL: Arts, crafts and antiques meet live entertainment, wagon rides and tasty treats at this annual familyfriendly fest. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, rsferlands@ FALLFEST: See FRI.15.

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HYDE PARK HOME DAY: From a noontime parade to live music to a tea tent, this jamboree showcases what the town has to offer. Main Street, Hyde Park, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4864.

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT: Automobile enthusiasts go green at this showcase of alternative transportation options. Near Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark. Various waterfront locations, Burlington, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, info@

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DUCK SOUP’: The Marx Brothers’ 1933 political satire, shown on 16mm film, has cinephiles in stitches. The 1987 documentary It Was 20 Years Ago Today also graces the screen. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.13. ‘MOONLIGHT’: Nominated for eight Academy Awards, this 2016 drama follows a young black man from childhood to adulthood in a rough Miami neighborhood. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. TELLURIDE AT DARTMOUTH: See FRI.15, 4 & 7 p.m. ‘TERROR ISLAND’ & ‘THE MAN FROM BEYOND’: Pianist Jeff Rapsis provides live accompaniment for two silent films starring “Handcuff King” Harry Houdini. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-236-9237. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.13. ‘WIND RIVER’: Elizabeth Olsen portrays an FBI agent tasked with investigating the rape and murder of a young woman in snowy Wyoming. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $8-9. Info, 457-3981.


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BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR: See THU.14. 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, burlingtonfarmers CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, and locally made arts and crafts. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347. CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET: Baked items, fresh produce, meats and eggs sustain seekers of local goods. Grand Isle St. Joseph’s Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, champlainislandsfarmersmkt@ 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. 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. FALL WILD EDIBLE WORKSHOP: Locavores learn to incorporate untamed foods from fields and forests into their diets. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-25 includes lunch; preregister. Info, 229-6206. MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: See WED.13. MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: See THU.14. NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.13. 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, 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.

PULLING FOR HOPE: Teams of 25 test their strength against a Boeing 757 aircraft in an epic bout of tug-of-war to support the American Cancer Society. Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, noon-3 p.m. $100 per participant; preregister; free for spectators. Info, 872-6323. SCAVENGER HUNT: See WED.13.

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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. THE NEUTRAL MIND: KUNDALINI YOGA WORKSHOP: Students increase their ability to achieve stillness and clarity. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $25. Info, 318-6050. POWER YOGA: Active bodies bring water, a towel and a mat to this invigorating four-part series that will work every muscle. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 8:30-9:45 a.m. $7-12. Info, 448-4262. 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. SPIRITUAL WARRIOR SERIES: Those looking for a fast-paced yet well-rounded practice are in luck with this invigorating sequence. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $5-15. Info, 448-4262. YIN YOGA: Students hold poses for several minutes to give connective tissues a good stretch. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 8-9:30 a.m. Donations. Info,


ALL ABOUT BIRDS: Avian enthusiasts spread their wings in a presentation by Vermont Audubon Center representatives. Gardener’s Supply Company, Williston, 10-11 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 658-2433. ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’: See FRI.15. HIGHGATE CROSS COUNTRY KIDS’ FUN RUN: Junior joggers in grades 6 and under stretch their legs on one-mile and half-mile courses. Highgate Sports Arena, registration, 8-8:20 a.m.; run, 8:30 a.m. $1. Info, 868-3970.

RANDOLPH FARMERS MARKET: Locavores support area purveyors who proffer seasonal foodstuffs and arts and crafts. Gifford Green, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, randfarmmarket@

LITTLE BOOKS FAMILY WORKSHOP: Crafters make miniature page-tuners to be attached to pins or carried in pockets. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 748-2600, ext. 108.

SHELBURNE FARMERS MARKET: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables. Shelburne Town Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4279.

OPERATION KIDSAFE REGIONAL CHILD SAFETY DAY: Digital imagery equipment captures kids’ fingerprints and photos for a biometric document that can aid law enforcement in the case of a missing child. Berlin City Kia of Vermont, Williston, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 227-7296.

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,

WAITSFIELD FARMERS MARKET: A bustling bazaar boasts seasonal produce, prepared foods, artisan crafts and live entertainment. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, waitsfieldmarket


CALCUTTA & SILENT AUCTION: Folks fill up on a delicious dinner, then vie for prizes at this fundraiser for Machia Wilderness Camp. Burlington Elks Club, 5-8 p.m. $100. Info,

TOUCH A TRUCK: Vroom, vroom! Little ones climb aboard service vehicles at this automobile adventure. Bombardier Park West, Milton, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 893-4922.

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WONDERPAWS STORY TIME: Bookworms read to or with Bentley the bookstore dog. Phoenix Books, Rutland, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.




Find club dates in the music section. ANTHONY KEARNS: Songs from the tenor’s native Ireland ring out alongside classic and folk tunes. Alumni Hall, Haverhill, N.H., 7-9 p.m. $25-55. Info, 603-989-5500.



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MISSISQUOI AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT: Teams of players ages 18 and up toss beanbags in hopes of winning prizes and bragging rights. Highgate Sports Arena, 11 a.m. $40 per team; cash bar. Info, threexhockey@

SATURDAY STORY TIME: Timeless tales and new adventures spark imaginations. Phoenix Books, Burlington. Info, 448-3350. Phoenix Books, Essex,, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


WINDSOR FARMERS MARKET: Locavores go wild for fruits, veggies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, meats, crafts and more. 51 Main St., Windsor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 359-2551.

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PIE & COOKBOOK SALE: Foodies browse a mouthwatering array of double-crusted desserts. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1392.

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THE BOSTON TYPEWRITER ORCHESTRA: Manual keyboards are the instruments for rhythmic compositions. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, GRACE POTTER’S GRAND POINT NORTH FESTIVAL: The Vermont native returns home to headline two days of lakeside tunes. Trey Anastasio Band, Tank & the Bangas, and others round out the roster. See for details. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 3:15 p.m. $59-89; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 877-987-6487. SCRAG MOUNTAIN MUSIC: See FRI.15, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 426-4024.

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SHRINEDOM 2017: Vince Neil, Warrant, Slaughter and others rock out at a benefit festival for the Mount Sinai Shriners. Creek Hill Barn, Irasburg, 9:30 a.m. $65-125; free for kids 10 and under. Info,

APPALACHIAN TRAILS & TALES GUIDED HIKE: Experienced trekkers lead an excursion on the storied long-distance trail. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222.

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BEGINNING GENEALOGY: Sheila Morris shares key resources for accessing ancestry information. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $10. Info, 310-9285.

Wish granted—the Fall Loan Event is here. Whether you’re buying new or refinancing, we can help. And the best part is, decisions are made locally. The Fall Loan Event ends October 31, so stop into your local branch or visit us online. Ask about our affordable housing programs.

GENEALOGY 101 WORKSHOP: Professional genealogist Joanne Polanshek provides family-tree factfinders with research tips and tricks. St. Albans Historical Museum, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 527-7933.

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.




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WATERBURY RESERVOIR PADDLE: Boaters take in the scenery on an easy two- to three-hour excursion. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister; limited space. Info,


TECH HELP: Electronics novices bring their questions and devices to a hands-on help session with a trained troubleshooter. Fairfax Community Library, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.


OWL PROWL & NIGHT GHOST HIKE: Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19thcentury settlement ruins. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 272-2509.



‘GODSPELL’: See THU.14, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO TROUT FISHING: Anglers learn how to nab swimmers using spinning equipment under the tutelage of Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife instructors and staff. Waterbury Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 265-2279.


‘RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL, GEOSPATIAL AND HISTORICAL INSIGHTS INTO MOUNT INDEPENDENCE’: Members of the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program present new research findings on the historic setting. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2 p.m. Regular admission, $2-5; free for kids ages 14 and under; free for active military members. Info, 272-2509.

TURNMUSIC: The Vermont-based ensemble puts a contemporary spin on classical chamber music. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966.

FARM-TO-FEST HIKE: A shuttle transports outdoorsy types to a local farm from which they hoof it four miles to the Adirondack Harvest Festival. Essex County Fairgrounds, Westport, N.Y., 9 a.m. $5; free for students and kids 18 and under. Info, 518-962-2287.

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LEAF PEEPERS HALF-MARATHON TRAINING SERIES: Runners make strides in a 10-week program with an experienced coach. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 8 a.m. $50; preregister. Info, 229-9409. NEW ENGLAND CRAFT BEER OPEN: Clubs in hand, teams and individuals hit the links in a scramble tournament with brews on several holes. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, Warren, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $75; $300 for teams of four. Info, 310-5983. WALK FOR CHILDREN: Locals make strides for Prevent Child Abuse Vermont on a downtown stroll. First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington. Info, 229-5724. Howe Center, Rutland, check-in, 8 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Donations. Info, 229-5724.



BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL: See THU.14, 10:30 a.m. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.13. MELISSA FEBOS: Bibliophiles focus their attention on the author of the 2017 essay collection Abandon Me, who reads as part of the Burlington Book Festival. See calendar spotlight. Lorraine B. Good Multi-Media Lecture Hall and Conference Center, BCA Center, Burlington, 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3328. 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.

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RACE AGAINST RACISM: A 5K run/walk leads to a rally featuring activists, artists, musicians, and a performance by Bread and Puppet Theater. Montpelier High School, race, 11:30 a.m.; speakers begin, 12:30 p.m. $5-10; free for rally; preregister for race. Info,


BURLINGTON TREE TOURS: Outdoors lovers learn to identify common species on a moderately paced walking tour of the Queen City’s urban forest. The Mounted Cat, Burlington, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $11.91$13; free for kids 10 and under. Info, 343-1773. MAPLE VIEW FARM ALPACAS OPEN HOUSE: See SAT.16. UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE MODERN HORSE: Equine enthusiasts take a walking tour of the farm’s facilities following a brief talk about its history and grounds. Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 262-1222.


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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, OPEN STREETS BTV: Car-free streets in Burlington’s South End pave the way for biking, walking, dancing and everything in between. Various Burlington locations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 540-6816.

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, info@downtownwinooski. org.

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


POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.14, noon-5 p.m.

DEEP CHANGE CONFERENCE: See SAT.16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MILONGA: Live music by Tango Norte propels an Argentinean social dance. Bring shoes that slide on a wood floor. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, lesson, 3 p.m.; dance, 4-7 p.m. $10 for lesson; $15 for dance; $22-44 for both; BYOB. Info, 457-3500.


30TH ANNIVERSARY & PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY: Longtime patients and new visitors welcome Jason Marko to the chiropractic practice during an afternoon of refreshments, prizes and all-ages fun. Drs. Marko Family Chiropractors, South Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-0334. DOG DOCK DIVING COMPETITION: Canine competitors make a splash, vying for top honors and raising money for the Rutland County Humane Society. The Palms at Prospect Bay, Castleton, noon-3 p.m. $10 for dogs; donations for spectators. Info, 483-9171. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.13. HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND: See FRI.15, 9 a.m.

fairs & festivals

ABOVE THE RADAR GRAFFITI FESTIVAL: See FRI.15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SHOREHAM APPLE FEST: Snake Mountain Bluegrass entertain families at this ode to Vermont’s signature fruit featuring cider, desserts and a photo contest. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Platt Memorial Library. Village Green, Shoreham, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 897-2747. TUNBRIDGE WORLD’S FAIR: See THU.14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.



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PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340. SPIDERMAN WORKSHOP: Rail City Spidey swoops in, thrilling comics fans who draw pictures of the superhero fighting bad guys. Milton Art Center & Gallery, 1:30-3 p.m. $15 per adult/child pair; $10 per additional child; preregister. Info,


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


LE SUPER MÉGA CONTINENTAL: See FRI.15, 4 p.m. PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK MONTRÉAL: DJ sets and beat-driven music propel a dance party of epic proportions. See for details. Plaine des jeux, Montréal, 2-9:30 p.m. $13.50-116. Info, 514-904-1247.


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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,

THE HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND: New Orleans funk and R&B meet modern Afro-beat and hip-hop influences. NEKtones open this Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concert. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. JOE ROBINSON: The self-taught guitarist impresses with his six-string skills. Richmond Congregational Church, 4-6 p.m. $20-25. Info, 434-4563. NOT QUITE DEAD: Traditional, roots and original acoustic music finds eager ears. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600, ext. 106.



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SCRAG MOUNTAIN MUSIC: See FRI.15, Warren United Church of Christ, 4 p.m. Donations. Info, 426-4024.



VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KICKOFF DINNER: International foods and performances give attendees a taste of December’s cultural fair. 20 Allen St., Burlington, 5-8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-6713.


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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.

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SOUP SUPPER: A simple meal served in for-sale handmade ceramic bowls benefits the Randolph Area Food Shelf. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 6 p.m. $10-25; $5-10 for take-home soup. Info, 276-3488.

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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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SPIN FOR CELIAC: Pedal pushers break a sweat to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. The Edge Sports & Fitness, Essex, 10, 11 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m. $250 in funds raised. Info,

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CHICKEN BARBECUE & OPEN HOUSE: Piping-hot poultry pleases palates. Saint Albans Moose Lodge #1090, noon. $8. Info, 527-1327.

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BATTLEFIELD THIRD SUNDAY: BATTLEFIELD HIKE: Led by reenactor Bob Franzoni, hoofers explore the Revolutionary War battle site. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 2-5 p.m. $3; free for kids under 15. Info, 273-2282. EASY MYSTERY HIKE: A jaunt in or near Chittenden County puts smiles on trekkers’ faces. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, mbruskai@ FAMILY WALKING TOUR: ABENAKI LIFE ON THE WINOSKITEGOK: Trekkers step back in time on a kid-friendly trip along the Winooski River as part of Vermont Archaeology Month. Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 272-2509.


CHRIS LUDINGTON MEMORIAL TRAIL RUN/WALK: Athletes honor the memory of the husband, father, athlete and Trapp Family Lodge employee on 5K and 10K courses. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in Ludington’s name. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, registration, 8 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. $20-25. Info, TAM TREK TRAIL RACE: Runners lace up for 18- and six-mile timed runs and a two-mile family fun run/ walk through wood and meadow. Refreshments, prizes and music follow. Wright Park, Middlebury, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. Info, 388-1007. ULTIMATE FRISBEE FALL LEAGUE: Competitors break out their discs for weekly games. Leddy Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $30; preregister. Info,


JESS ROBINSON: A Q&A follows “The Archaeology of the Intervale,” presented as part of Vermont Archaeology Month. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 2 p.m. Donations. Info, 272-2509.


‘THE BELLE OF AMHERST’: See THU.14, 2-4 p.m. ‘GODSPELL’: See THU.14, 2 p.m. ‘KATE: THE UNEXAMINED LIFE’: See THU.14, 2 p.m. ‘NUNSENSE’: See FRI.15, 2 p.m.




BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL: See THU.14, noon-4 p.m. TYPE-IN: CELEBRATION OF THE TYPEWRITER: Fans of vintage manual typewriters get keyed up at a gathering complete with contests and activities for all ages. Maglianero, Burlington, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, WORDS OUT LOUD: Novelist Howard Norman and poet Jane Shore step into the spotlight as part of a series of readings by Vermont writers. Old West Church, Calais, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, thekentmuseum@

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CONTACT IMPROV DANCE: Movers engage in weight sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by aikido and other somatic practices. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and chacha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572. WEST AFRICAN DANCE: Live djembe and dundun drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher Seny Daffe of Guinea. Drop-ins are welcome.

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CAMPUS TOUR: Potential students ages 16 through 24 check out a facility offering free housing, meals, career technical training, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses and job placement. Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 877-0121.


JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DRIVE. PLAY. SLEEP.’: This 2017 documentary offers a first-person view into the lives of touring musicians. A filmmaker Q&A follows. Private residence, East Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, subversive.intentions@ ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.13. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.13. ‘WIND RIVER’: See SAT.16.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.13, 6:30 p.m. DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?: See WED.13. 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. SCAVENGER HUNT: See WED.13.

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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. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.15. BONE BUILDERS: See WED.13. BUTI YOGA: See WED.13. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.13. 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,


BABY & TODDLER STORY TIME: Budding bookworms begin to love literature. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. CRAFTERNOON: PAINTED LEAVES: A themed activity motivates children ages 6 and up to create. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: See THU.14, 11 a.m. 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.


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.



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.

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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AWAKENING CREATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE & YOUR WORK: Participants in this workshop leave with a step-by-step action plan for unbridling their brilliance. Holistic School of Business, Montpelier, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 225-5960. ECKANKAR WORKSHOP: ATTAINING SPIRITUAL FREEDOM IN YOUR LIFE: Folks learn to free themselves of tension and stress while increasing inner peace and expanding consciousness. Eckankar Center, Burlington, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. ESTATE PLANNING & WILLS: Attorney Michael Caccavo elucidates the process of protecting personal property and providing for posterity. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. FAQS ON SEO: This workshop demystifies search engine optimization and the tools available to improve it. Waterbury Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 882-8191.


BARATUNDE THURSTON: The author, comedian and cultural critic sounds off as part of JSC’s semester-long diversity focus. See calendar spotlight. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247. HARRY BLISS: The cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist draws a crowd for a discussion of his witty work. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, 6:45 p.m. $5; free for members. Info, 388-2117. HYPERARCHAEOLOGY LIGHTNING LECTURES: Archaeologists and colleagues working around the world share their research in rapid-fire presentations. Queen City Brewery, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 272-2509.



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


ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE: Students condition strength, stability and clarity while exercising their artistry. Champlain Club, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. $15. Info, hannasatt@ 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, 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@ LEARN MODERN COUNTRY-WESTERN SQUARE DANCE: Swing your partner! Beginners get a feel for new steps at an introductory class. Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2012. SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.


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‘MARIJUANA: LEGALIZATION OR NOT?’: Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Vermont Edition,” moderates a panel discussion on this growing topic., Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 488-6912.

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









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LIGHTS OF HOPE HARVEST STREET DINNER: The jazz stylings of Rob Morse, Jake Whitesell and Jeff Guerin complement a locally sourced meal served to support Vermonters advocating for health care coverage. Langdon Street Tavern, Montpelier, 5:308:30 p.m. $30. Info, 917-5817.

OPEN HOUSE: From language translation to solar installation, locals become familiar with what the businesses in the building have to offer. Vermont Green Offices, Burlington, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.

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, oldnorthendfarmersmarket@

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BUSINESS PLANNING: GETTING STARTED: Entrepreneurs prepare to take the plunge in a 10week course covering everything from funding to marketing. Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Office, 6-9 p.m. Free for Rutland residents; preregister. Info, 391-4871. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEW BUSINESS OWNERS: A high-level overview of legal matters helps entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 5:307:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

TASTES OF ERITREA: YEBEG TIBS & INGUDAI TIBS: Mulu Tewelde and Alganesh Michael guide home cooks in the preparation of popular African dishes. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 244-7100. 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,


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modified for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160.


YOGA FOR AARP MEMBERS: A monthly stretching session is tailored to people ages 50 and up. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free for AARP members. Info, 951-1301.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.13, 7 p.m.

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. 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. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.14. BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. DE-STRESS YOGA: A relaxing and challenging class lets healthy bodies unplug and unwind. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 5:45-7 p.m. $14. Info, 434-8401. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: 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. MIND-YOGA-NUTRITION TRAINING: Individuals in this unique yoga class apply mindfulness to their relationship with food. Kismet Place, Williston, 6:45-8 p.m. $15. Info, 448-5006. PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.16, 6-7 p.m. ROBERT DAVIS: The talk “Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population” points to the results of a 2017 study of Green Mountain State patients. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 656-9266.



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FALL STORY TIME: A wide variety of seasonally inspired books jump-starts preschoolers’ earlyliteracy skills. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. LEGO CHALLENGE: Kids ages 8 through 11 tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. Waterbury Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: Imaginations blossom when kids up to age 6 engage in themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: See WED.13.


‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: Speakers hone their skills in the Romance language over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. Gather on the terrace in fair weather. Burlington Bay Market & Café, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431. SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.


Find club dates in the music section. GRANT GORDY & ROSS MARTIN: The yoga studio is transformed into an intimate listening room for two guitar masters. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 244-8134. 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.

HOW TO SELL ITEMS ON CRAIGSLIST: Those looking to exchange items for money gain the tools to create effective ads for the online marketplace. Waterbury Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

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INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK FOR SENIORS: Folks ages 50 and up who are comfortable using the keyboard and mouse and have an email address learn the ABCs of the social-networking tool. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.


‘SEVEN DAYS’ HOUSE PARTY: First time home buyers learn everything they need to know — from loan preapproval to closing — at an informative meetup. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 864-5684.

KEEPING THE BOOKS: BASIC RECORDKEEPING & ACCOUNTING: Whether they’re experienced business owners or just starting out, proprietors pick up tips for tracking their financial transactions. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

THREE KEYS TO WALKING & RUNNING EFFICIENTLY: Holistic health coach Sarah Richardson outlines safe practices for an active life. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@


PAUL WAINWRIGHT: History buffs sit in on “Colonial Meetinghouses of New England.” East Barnard Church, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 457-9000.


BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Readers voice opinions about A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:301:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. DAVID HINTON: Fans of the written word take in a reading and discussion of The Wilds of Poetry: Adventures in Mind and Landscape. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. FALL COLORS BOOK SALE: See WED.13. GREEN WRITERS PRESS AUTHORS: Peter Gould, Tim Weed, Nancy Hayes Kilgore and David Budbill’s spokesperson Nadine Budbill speak and sign books. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350. POETRY CLINIC: Writers keep their pens and minds in motion with generative exercises and respectful critiques. River Arts, Morrisville, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, 888-1261. WINE & STORY OPEN MIC: Prompts trigger firstperson narratives told to a live audience. Shelburne Vineyard, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 863-1754.



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


GREENER DRINKS: See WED.13. HUNGER ACTION DAY: Folks come face-to-face with elected officials over lunch, joining the senior center in requesting support for the Older Americans Act. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.






See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘CHASING CORAL’: A 2017 documentary offers a deep dive into the disappearance of underwater reefs. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.13. MOVIE NIGHT: Film buffs keep their eyes on the screen for a 1973 picture directed by Federico Fellini. Call for title. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.

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RESILIENCE FLOW FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY TBI: Individuals affected by a traumatic brain injury practice poses in a six-week LoveYourBrain Yoga introductory class. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-5 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, 448-4262. SUNRISE YOGA: See WED.13. WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: See WED.13.





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GIVE A HOME: Sofar Sounds presents Bella’s Bartok, Kim Logan and the DuPont Brothers performing as part of an Amnesty International benefit taking place in 60 countries. The venue will be revealed to ticket holders. 6:30 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info,



BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.13. CHESS CLUB: Strategy comes into play as competitors try to capture opposing game pieces. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

FAIRY TALES AROUND THE WORLD: Little lit lovers in first grade and above perk up their ears for international narratives. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


SCIENCE & STORIES: SOUND DETECTIVES: Aspiring scientists rely on their sense of hearing during a listening adventure. A themed craft tops 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.



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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.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: A nurse from Support and Services at Homes screens for healthy circulation. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; $5-6 for lunch. Info, 223-3322. BONE BUILDERS: See WED.13. BUTI YOGA: See WED.13. GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: See WED.13. GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: See WED.13. GINGER’S EXTREME BOOT CAMP: See WED.13. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.13.



BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: See WED.13. FRENCH WEDNESDAY: SOCIAL HOUR: Francophones fine-tune their French-language conversation

SING-ALONG WITH PAT MAYHEW: Voices soar in musical merriment. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. SONG CIRCLE: Singers and musicians congregate for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182. VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MADE IN VERMONT STATEWIDE TOUR: Conductor Jaime Laredo and Pamela Frank are the featured violinists in a classical concert. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7 p.m. $10-25; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 728-6464.


VERMONT LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN CAUCUS IN WESTFORD: Westford voters who have not yet participated in a caucus this year convene to discuss local issues. Private residence, Westford, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 578-0791.


BRENNAN GAUTHIER: A documentary and archaeological evidence illustrate a Vermont Archaeology Month talk. Richmond Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 272-2509. CURRENT EVENTS CONVERSATION: Newsworthy subjects take the spotlight in this informal and open discussion. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. RICK WINSTON & ANDREA SEROTA: The founders bring the cinema’s creation and DVD archive collection into focus in “Savoy Theater DVD Archive History and Highlights.” Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.




‘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, 7:30 p.m. $15-59. Info, 296-7000.



CONSTITUTION DAY: Patriotic people get a history lesson during a panel presentation providing a basic overview of the United States Constitution. Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2020.

SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP: Readers give feedback on stories penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup. com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.13. m


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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: 1-night hands-on classes where you eat well! Chinese Feast w/ Chef Jim, Italian Cuisine Feast w/ Chef Jim, Middle Eastern, Chocolate, Argentinean, 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,, EXPRESSIVE ARTS OPEN STUDIO: We are entering a new season, a time of new beginnings. In this 6-week class cycle, we will explore in a safe, open, expressive arts studio to combine creative expressive art-making with reflections for ourselves on the themes of beginnings and forgiveness. No prior art or writing experience necessary. Support and guidance is available throughout. Fri., Sep. 22 & 29, Oct. 20 & 27, Nov. 3 & 10, 10-12:30 p.m. Cost: $25/2.5-hour class. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: Jennie Kristel, 860-6203,,

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, ADOBE LIGHTROOM: Learn how to easily upload, organize, edit and print your digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom. RAW file management, exposure/white balance corrections and printing high-quality archival inkjet prints on our Epson printers will be covered. Bring a Mac-compatible portable drive with your images to the first class. No experience necessary. Instructor: Dan Lovell. Mon., Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $275/ person; $247.50/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 8-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 6 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: 865-7157, 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 medium-format 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: 865-7157,

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: 865-7157, CONTEMPORARY FIGURE PAINTING: Intermediate and advanced painters, revitalize your painting practices with a contemporary approach to the figure. Turn the page on traditional representation, using fresh color and dynamic composition to strengthen your personal expression. Work from live models each week, explore a variety of contemporary techniques with nontoxic water soluble oils and get supportive feedback in a small group environment. Figure drawing experience is recommended. Students are responsible for some materials. (See materials list online). Wed., Sep. 20-Nov. 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $360/person; $324/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, 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, DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: Explore the basic workings of the digital SLR camera and learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter speeds, sensitivity ratings and exposure, and analyze the basics of composition. Bring your camera and owner’s manual to the first class. Pair with Adobe Lightroom to learn how to edit and print your images. No experience necessary. Instructor: Dan Lovell. Mon., Sep. 18-Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class Oct. 9. Cost: $180/person; $162/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: Learn a variety of drawing techniques including basic perspective, compositional layout and use of dramatic light and shadow. Students will work mostly from observation and will be encouraged to work with a variety of media including pencil, pen and ink, ink wash, and charcoal. No experience necessary. Price includes all basic drawing materials. Wed., Sep. 20-Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $225/person; $202.50/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157, 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: 865-7157, 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, JEWELRY: Learn the basics of creating metal jewelry. Techniques covered will include sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, basic hollow construction, ring sizing and more, so that students can create at least two completed pieces. Students will also be encouraged to explore different styles of contemporary and historical jewelry, design process, and the use of alternative materials through the studio library, the internet and on their own. Wed., Sep. 27-Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $204/person; $183.60/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, LINOCUT: In this 3-week class, students will have the opportunity to create small designs with the relief technique of linoleum block printing. We will print these 1-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: 865-7157, 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: 8657157, 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: 8657157, OIL PAINTING: Learn how to paint with nontoxic watersoluble oils. With an emphasis on studio work, this class will begin with fun exercises. Using direct observational skills, we’ll work on still life and referencing photographs. We’ll also explore landscape. Discover a variety of painting techniques and learn how to apply composition, linear aspects, form and color theory to your work. Beginners are welcome. Students are responsible for some materials. (See materials list online). Tue., Sep. 26-Nov. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $300/ person; $270/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, POTTERY DECALS: This 1-night workshop will introduce students to the use of waterslide decals to add surface decoration to their ceramic art. Topics covered will include the history of ceramic decals, sourcing commercially printed decals, printing your own iron-rich decals, application of decals to pottery, firing and food safety. 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: 865-7157, PRINTMAKING: This introductory class will show you a whole range of printing techniques that can be used on their own or in combination to create unique artwork. Over 6 weeks, you’ll be introduced to the studio’s equipment and materials and learn techniques such as block printing with linoleum, collograph (a low-relief intaglio technique) and monoprinting. Class price includes basic supplies and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Thu., Sep. 21-Oct. 26, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $255/ person; $229.50/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157, SILKSCREEN: Expert screen printer, Aaron David, will introduce you to silkscreening and show you how to design and print T-shirts, posters, fine art and more! Students will learn a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Students will learn how to apply photo emulsion, how to use a silkscreen exposure unit and how to print on a variety of surfaces. Students can bring their own screens or purchase one through the studio. No experience necessary! Wed., Sep. 20-Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $340/person; $306/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 8657157,

WHEEL THROWING: This class is an introduction to clay, pottery and the ceramics studio. Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques while creating functional pieces such as mugs, cups and bowls. Students will also be guided through the various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. Class price includes your first bag of clay and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately. Option 1: Wed., Sep. 20-Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Option 2: Thu., Sep. 21-Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $340/person; $306/BCA members. Location: Burlington City Arts Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7157,

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,, htm#computerworkshops.

craft ACCESS CRAFT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. Pottery (6 choices), Bowl Turning, Welding, Carving a Spoon, Rug Hooking, 3 Types of Bracelet, Wool Dyeing, 3-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, access@cvsdvt. org,

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, 4 levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for 1-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in anytime and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 5981077,, DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world-famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818, crandalltyler@hotmail. com, LEARN TO DANCE WITH 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,,

dreams DREAMING FOR THE COLLECTIVE: Jung felt strongly (and subsequent experiences of Jungian analysts have corroborated) that in many instances people dream about collective problems or global issues. If you have had a dream you think might hold wisdom for our community or the world, and you are willing to share it, this forum is an opportunity for you to do so. If you have a relevant dream but can’t make one of the sessions, you can email/mail it, and we will discuss it and record our conversation about it for you. Sep. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10; 7-9 p.m. Free. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info:,

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

Hyde Park. Info: 999-4255,

empowerment ACCESS CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all 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,,

feldenkrais AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: The Feldenkrais Method, a form of somatic education, will help you to overcome aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, and increase your selfknowledge, flexibility and awareness of your body. Learn with Feldenkrais practitioner Uwe Mester (more than 10 years of experience) every Tue. at Sacred Mountain Studio in Burlington. For more information, please visit Tue. starting Sep. 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m. First class, $15/subsequent class. Location: Sacred Mountain Studio, 215 College Street, Burlington. Info: Uwe Mester, 735-3770,,

healing arts REIKI I TRAININGS: Reiki is a universal life energy connecting all living beings. It’s taught as a gentle, powerful and empowering form of healing for the body, mind and soul. Many people

learn Reiki for self-healing. Students will learn the history of Reiki; be given Reiki I attunements; learn basic Reiki treatments for people, plants and animals; and develop their personal connection with Reiki. Wed., Oct. 11, 18 & 25, Nov. 1 & 8. Cost: $150/total training. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: Jennie Kristel, 860-6203, jkristel61@hotmail. com, REIKI II TRAINING: In Reiki II, students will be given the 3 Reiki II attunements, learn to offer Reiki long distance, and learn 3 main symbols of work to allow more intensive healings. Students will also be taught core positions and lots of time to practice the hand positions on each other. Wed., Nov. 15, 22 & 29, Dec. 6 & 13. Cost: $200/total class. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: Jennie Kristel, 860-6203,,

language ACCESS LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 170 offerings for all ages. French (3 levels), Spanish (5 levels), Italian for Travelers, Beginning Mandarin (2 levels), German (2 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@cvsdvt. org, BONJOUR! FALL FRENCH COURSES: Ooh la la! 3 levels of adult classes: beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate. Engaging small groups led by Madame Maggie, fluent French speaker, stellar teacher LANGUAGE



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THROWING SETS: In this 4-week 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. 16Dec. 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: 865-7157,


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who lived in Paris, West Africa. Held in beautiful atelier. Jumpstart your brain and get ready to visit Québec, France and beyond. Private lessons available. Beg: Thu., Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Adv. beg.: Tue., Oct. 3-Nov. 14, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Int.: Tue., Oct. 3-Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $220/7-week course. Location: Wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: 233-7676,, JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES (FALL): The Japan-America Society of Vermont (JASV) is offering beginning Japanese language courses, Levels 1 and 2, on the campus of Saint Michael’s College. Classes begin on Mon., Oct. 2 (Level 1) and Wed., Oct. 4 (Level 2), 6:30-8 p.m. Each class continues for 10 weekly sessions. Main textbook: Japanese for Busy People I. Level 1 covers the first half of the book and Level 2, the second. Location: St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Pl., Colchester. Info: jasvlanguage@ SIGN UP NOW & LEARN SPANISH: Our Spanish classes just started, and you can still sign up! Our 11th year. Learn from a native speaker in lively small classes or private instruction. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Lessons for children; they love it! See our website or contact us for details. 10-week sessions start the week of Sep. 11. Cost: $225/. Location: Spanish in 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,, MARTIAL WAY: Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in self-defense, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi. We have 14 different age and experience levels, so the training is always age- and skill-appropriate. Beginner or experienced, fit or not yet, young or not anymore, we have a class for you! Days and evenings; see website for schedule and fees. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester, Colchester. Info: David Quinlan, 893-8893, info@martialwayvt. com,

VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ certified black belt 6th-degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

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

nature 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: 482-7194,, access.

performing arts BILL REED VOICE STUDIO: Bill Reed Voice Studio is currently auditioning news students for the fall semester. We offer

private voice lessons, workshops, master classes and more. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Sally Olson, managing director at sallyolson@billreedvoicestudio. com. Location: Bill Reed Voice Studio, South Burlington. Info:

Suzanne Siegel. Sep. 24-25, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,

PLAYBACK: IMPROVISE REAL LIFE: Playback Theatre is a form of interactive, improvisational theater that invites the audience or group members to tell stories from their lives. Using Playback, a person’s story is told and acted for them using sound, movement and improvisation in the context of healing, community building and social justice. Basic forms of Playback Theatre are taught. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $50/6-hour class. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: Jennie Kristel, 860-6203, jkristel61@hotmail. com,

ATTAINING SPIRITUAL FREEDOM: Learn about keys to spiritual freedom in this introductory workshop: freedom to know yourself as soul, to receive direct inner guidance, to have knowable experiences in the higher worlds, and free yourself from the binds of everyday tensions and stresses while increasing inner peace and expanded consciousness. Hosted by Eckankar Mon., Sep. 18, 7-8:15 p.m. 1 1/4-hour workshop. Location: Eckankar Center, 95 College St., Burlington. Info: Eckankar, 800-772-9390,,


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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. PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORKROOM: This class on project and portfolio development emphasizes process and practice to develop a body of work with a set intention or story. Instructor: Marcie Scudder. Tue., Sep. 19-Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY: Instructor: Paul Rogers. Explore both basic and radically-expressive photo processes to capture, edit and present photos on your smartphone in an artistically expressive way. Sat., Sep. 30, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Cost: $110/person; $85/ members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@,

printmaking 6TH ANNUAL STEAMROLLER PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: Join fellow families and artists in making some BIG prints with heavy machinery at Sushi Yoshi in Stowe. A great time for all! Sat., Sep. 16 (rain date Sep. 17), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $20/person. Location: Sushi Yoshi parking lot, 1128 Mountain Rd., Stowe. Info: Helen Day Art Center, 253-8358, PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS: Discover unique and experimental printing and transfer methods without a press. Combine these methods for unlimited potential. Instructor:


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 (6 choices), Swing or Ballroom w/ Terry Bouricius, Hip-Hop for Kids, Hip-Hop for adults, Jazzercise Dance Mix, Voice-Overs, Guitar (2 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,,

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 bit. ly/2qlmbGh. Nov. 11-12. 4-16 CEs avail. ($100-$350). Location: Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd., Fairlee. Info: 552-0217,,

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 out our website for dance classes and yoga summer camps! Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 mo. 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,,

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.

POWER YOGA: As a physical therapist, I know how to make subtle changes to one’s technique that can make the pose burn in all the right ways. Let’s strengthen our bodies mindfully while we get our sweat on during this full-body, flow-style yoga class. Tue. & Thu., noon; Fri. 5 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: Kismet Place, 373 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Info: Personal Refinement with Kyle McGregor PT, DPT, RYT, Kyle McGregor, 3435084, kyle.a.mcgregor@gmail. com,

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

RAILYARD YOGA STUDIO: Railyard Studio welcomes you to classical yoga, meditation and healing offerings. Kundalini Yoga with Sukhpran: Thu., 9:30-11 a.m. and Sun., 5:30-7 p.m. Mansukh: Tue., 7-8:15 p.m. Dharma Yoga: Tue., 5:30-6:45 p.m. Kundalini Yoga workshop for Neutral Mind with Mansukh: Sat., Sep. 16, 10-noon. Clearing Subconscious Kundalini Yoga with Sukhpran: Sun., 5:30-7 p.m. Sacred Sound Sanctuary with Melinda: Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m. See website for schedule. Location: Railyard Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 318-6050,, 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/mo. and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, info@


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ank and the Bangas are having a banner year. Just days into 2017, the eclectic New Orleans band won National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest and landed an appearance in the ongoing Tiny Desk Concert series. The group was already well known in its hometown; the win catapulted the Crescent City 10-piece to international acclaim. At the group’s center is front woman Tarriona “Tank” Ball, a former slam poet. Her elegiac tendencies are prominent on the band’s debut 2013 album, Think Tank. Tracks such as “Rollercoasters” and “Human” are sweeping, largely spoken-word musings set to lite-funk and R&B backdrops. But that’s just one shade of TatB’s expansive sound. They drop lightningspeed hip-hop (“Quick”), hard-rockinfused soul jams (“Rhythm of Life”), and cuts that sound like they were lifted from Broadway. To wit: Ball and her right-hand woman Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph come off like Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen on recent cut “Drummers.” The frisky ditty sounds like an outtake from the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Tank and the Bangas pull influences from across the pop spectrum, and Ball connects the dots with her frank and loving outlook. On “Human,” a corporeal slow jam, she says, “You were born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult, you have 206. Grow up. Grow out of things. When something doesn’t belong, even our bodies know when it’s time for it to be replaced. You gotta get over it. You have to continue to live.” The band performs on Saturday, September 16, at Waterfront Park in Burlington as part of the Grand Point North music festival. Seven Days caught up with Ball by phone. SEVEN DAYS: I thought your “What’s Underneath” video for StyleLikeU, in which you spoke candidly about your struggle with body issues while stripping, was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen this year. What was the reaction like from your friends, family and fans? TARRIONA BALL: [People] were just really proud of me. Every time I meet a fan, they whisper to me, “I saw your ‘What’s Underneath.’” They say it

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Poetry in Motion Tank and the Bangas’ Tarriona “Tank” Ball talks improv, stripping and favorite peers BY J O R D AN AD AMS

quietly, because I took off my clothes. It’s so funny, because the whole world has seen it. It was a beautiful experience. The ladies of “What’s Underneath” are so awesome and so body positive. They make you really sure of yourself. SD: What were you thinking and feeling after that shoot? TB: One part was, I can’t believe I just did that. The other part was, I was just excited for it to come out so I could really see how I look and how I talk — and how I look in my bra and panties on camera. You get excited to touch and enrich people.

SD: In what ways is being a slam poet different from being in a band? TB: The difference is that the slam world is much more serious. Even when you’re doing a joking poem, you’re always trying to have a point. You literally get off stage and somebody holds up a scoreboard judging your performance. And you only have three minutes and 10 seconds to express things. I just feel like I have much more freedom now, and much more time to [say] what I feel is in my heart. And, because I was already judged previously, I don’t care too much about someone judging me now. Me and my [slam] team took ourselves quite seriously, so it’s fun to not.

SD: What can you tell me about the process of writing the song “Drummers”? TB: [I was] in London, just sitting down wanting to write something funny. A lot of people think that [the song] is personal, but it’s not. It’s a silly song. And I really like that. There’s a lot of words to it that people don’t even know … I’ve never put [them] out yet. We’ll put it out later on. In the music world that I’m in, a lot of people say, “Don’t date a musician,” [because] they stay on the road. If you’re away from them, you find it hard to trust your mate. So the song is, like, just pointing out one [musician] in particular: the drummer. “Never trust a drummer / Because the beat keeps going on.” SD: There’s a really theatrical quality to that song. Do you have any experience with musical theater? TB: No, I have none. That’s not really a thing I’m into, even though people assume that I am. SD: Improvisation is a big component of Tank and the Bangas. Are there any particular songs that are the most flexible? TB: It may be “Rollercoasters,” only because I may not say the same thing every time. Sometimes it’s different. You can play with [that] song a little bit. And “[The] Brady’s” — at the end you never know what way it’s gonna go. SD: When you find yourself in that kind of open-ended situation, how do you know when it’s time to wrap it up? TB: When the band signals for it to end. SD: Ha! TB: They’re like, “All right, we’ve been here for a couple of years now. Time to end this song. Wrap it on up!” Or, our manager literally comes on the side of the stage and says, “You’ve got three minutes left.” SD: Who are some contemporary poets you admire? TB: Joshua Bennett, [Sha’condria] iCon [Sibley and] G Yamazawa. SD: Do they have a common element that speaks to you, or do you like them for different reasons? POETRY IN MOTION

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mean, FEVER DOLLS. That’s right, the band formerly known as Iron Eyes Cody shall henceforth be known as Fever Dolls. They debuted a bangin’ new song called “Napoleon Blown Apart.” I’m sure they’ll play it again at their Nectar’s mini-residency on back-to-back Thursdays, September 21 and 28. We’ll dig into the name change and what to expect from the project next week. “The only guarantee is that you’ll like this new [band] more,” said Fever Dolls front man EVAN ALLIS. Other highlights during my brief alpine sojourn: Bluegrass aficionados DAMN TALL BUILDINGS, who’ve rocked the Get Down for the past four years, conjured up a legit hoedown. Singersongwriter HENRY JAMISON was just as dainty and delicate as ever on the brand-new stage, the Range, which was set up in a small gully a good distance into the woods. And OVERCOATS cast their mystical electro-folk spell over a mesmerized crowd. (I suddenly remembered why I was so keen to interview them back in April.) And then I had to bounce! Looking forward to another installment next year.


Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out the fifth annual Otis Mountain Get Down in Elizabethtown, N.Y. The backwoods indie-music hootenanny is as out-of-the-way as it gets. It’s a bit of a trek from Burlington, but the remote location gives attendees license to be unabashedly uproarious without the risk of disturbing any neighbors. It’s on a freakin’ mountain, after all. Now, I should mention that I didn’t get to spend too much time at the fest. Between the South End Art Hop and all of its musical offerings (KALBELLS for the win!), DYSFUNKSHUN’s 25th anniversary reunion show at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge and general life stuff, I was spread pretty thin. But nothing was going to stop me from getting at least a taste of mountain goodness. I arrived midafternoon on Saturday. One thing I wish I had known before going to Otis: If you don’t drive a jeep, SUV or truck, rent or borrow one, because the parking area is a field. Divots and ruts are naturally occurring features in this type of terrain, and your garden-variety sedan will bottom out and possibly get stuck. Don’t worry, everything’s fine, and I lived to tell the tale. But be warned. Next, I hopped aboard the shuttle, which takes revelers from the parking area up to the festival grounds. And revelers there were! The experience was

essentially a hayride crossed with an average Tuesday night in a University of Vermont dorm room. To wit: If I had wanted to swig Black Velvet directly from the bottle or chug some Natty Ice, I probably could have just asked. Once on the grounds, I found Otis to have a real “dog days of summer camp” vibe. Denizens walked a slackline and played badminton, cornhole and another game I’ve never seen before. (I’m calling it “bucket Frisbee.”) [Editor’s note: That would be Kan Jam. And it rules.] An arts-and-crafts table was available for anyone who wanted to contribute to a group mural, and I observed more bare feet than I would have expected in 60-degree weather. As I wandered around, I saw a number of typical festival sights: a dude in an astronaut helmet, people blowing bubbles, a person rocking a Dr. Seuss hat, questionable parenting, boundary issues, etc. But I also saw a couple of things that I’ve never seen before: a group of dudes taking a break from partying to sing the “Kim Possible” theme song, and a woman on crutches with two duct-tape cup holders attached to each. And, yes, she filled them with tall boys. LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE were just wrapping up on the Center Stage when I rolled up, which was a stone-cold bummer because I was totally digging their dream-folk indie rock. The crowd flocked to the adjacent Spruce Stage for a set from IRON EYES CODY — er, I

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Frères et Sœurs New Orleans-based sextet


sing epic anthems in Cajun French and

English — and often flit from one language to the other within the same song. The bilingual indie-pop band’s name is

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

oxymoronic, which plays into dalliances with duality: Along with languages, they blend chaos and orderly composition.

THE DAILY PLANET: J&M Boutique (rock), 8 p.m., free.

With no guitars to fill and smooth out the sound, the band relies heavily on rhythmic sounds, including Louisiana’s

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

particular French dialect. As cofounder Sam Craft explained to, “Louisiana French eliminates some syllables, and [we’re] able to use it percussively and play with the use of consonants and syllables.” Grand Point North presents an after-party with Sweet Crude on Saturday, September 16, at ArtsRiot in Burlington.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. The Anatomy of Frank (alt-folk), 10 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Crusty Cuts and Loupo (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): The Freeway Revival (rock, funk), 8 p.m., free.

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

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: T.G.I.F. with DJ Fattie B (hits), 5:30 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Piff the Magic Dragon (standup, magic), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25/50.

RADIO BEAN: DJ Two Sev (eclectic vinyl), 4 p.m., free. Art Herttua (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Alan Getto (folk-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Yosemite Sam and Friends (funk), 10 p.m., free.

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

RED SQUARE: Sammich (jam), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons (indie), 7:30 p.m., $14/16.

SIDEBAR: Waking Windows presents the National Reserve (Americana), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Old Sky (Americana), 7 p.m., free.




HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Lettuce, Maddy O’Neal (funk), 9 p.m., $25/27. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Little Pain, Dommy Divine, Yung $eth, Notation, Chyse, Loupo, King Dyno, David Chief (hip-hop), 8 p.m., $10/15. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Cones, the Dead Shakers (indie), 8 p.m., $5/10. 18+. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free.


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


MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 8 p.m., free.

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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.

RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. DJ Ryan Kick (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Cole Davidson (folkrock), 7 p.m., free. Hoo:Lumes (folk, indie rock), 8:30 p.m., free. The Max Tribe (psych-rock), 10 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11:30 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5.

NECTAR’S: Isaac French Duo (rock), 7 p.m., free. Funk You, Mark Stone (funk, rock), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

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RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Dave Grippo’s Funktet, 7 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5.

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

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: DeAnne Smith (standup), 7 & 9 p.m., $10.

The Soul Rebels, Drunk & in the Woods (funk, soul), 9 p.m., $10.


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

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

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CLUB METRONOME: Metal Monday Presents: Thou, Dream Decay, KiefCatcher, Acid Roach, 8 p.m., $10/12. THE DAILY PLANET: The Hot Pickin’ Party (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free. DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Brews & Bros (standup), 7 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: George Petit Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Daniel Kushnir (blues, folk), 7:30 p.m., free. Lady Valiant (blues, folk), 9 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: The Mangroves (rock, funk), 10 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. An Evening with the Grass is Dead (bluegrass, Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $5/10. 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. Annalise Emerick (folk), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Gravel (jazz), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Nico Suave & the Bodacious Supreme (funk), 9:30 p.m., $3. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Va-et-vient (folk), 6:30 p.m., free. THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: Summer Breeze with DJ Craig Mitchell (hits), 5:30 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Piff the Magic Dragon (standup, magic), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25/50.

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

MONKEY HOUSE: Selector Sets with Dennis Lemoine, Scottie Diamond, DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 8 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The House Rockers (rock), 7 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: King Arthur Junior (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., free.

barre/montpelier SWEET MELISSA’S: David Langevin (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free.

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outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Hill Haints, Comrade Nixon (post-rock), 9 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free.




BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Dave Loughran (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Dwayne Mark & Reverend Red (roots), 9 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Andrew Moroz (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

GUSTO’S: SATD, Bon-Fire (Mötley Crüe tribute), 9 p.m., $5.

CLUB METRONOME: Night Protocol, Tactic, Sir Alec Jeffries, Stukz, Xenthrak (synthwave, ’80s covers), 9 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

ZENBARN: The Lonely Heartstring Band (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $12/15.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: A Night of Northern Mysteries, Magic and Music (eclectic, storytelling), 7 p.m., free. DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 11 p.m., $5.

OTTER CREEK BREWING CO./ THE SHED BREWERY: Wylie Shipman (folk), 5 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Shane’s Apothecary (folk), 5 p.m., free. Justice (rock), 9 p.m., free.

DEMENA’S: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: Michael Chorney and Seth Eames (mountain blues), 9 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Bike Night with Mike Brinkman (rock), 6:30 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Dark Star Project (Grateful Dead tribute), 5 p.m., free. An Evening with Radio Underground (rock), 9 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: TAUK, DYNAMO (rock, funk), 9 p.m., $12/15.

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

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JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Smokey Newfield Project (folk-rock, country), 7 p.m., free.

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

SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation.


EL TORO: Cooie Sings (Americana), 6:30 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 9 p.m., $5.

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CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Amanda Rock (hits), 9:30 p.m., free. HATCH 31: The Big Pick (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., free.

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UNMENTIONABLES. On Saturday, Bridge took top prize in the annual Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest at the VCC in Burlington. The competition unfolded over several nights of stiff competition last week, culminating in a final round on Saturday featuring 15 local comics. Of those, five were named the top NEXT WEEK finalists, including Bridge, second-place winner JOE GINGRAS, and TRACY DOLAN, TYLER DENTON and TARZAN JENKINS — who claimed third, fourth and fifth places respectively. Kudos to all who entered!

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deploy their rootsy twang just steps from the festival grounds at the Skinny Pancake. Down the street, New Orleans’ Cajun indie-poppers SWEET CRUDE light up ArtsRiot. And on Sunday, ANNIE IN THE WATER rock the Skinny Pancake postfestival. Meanwhile, Alex Budney (DJ STEAL WOOL, SETH YACOVONE BAND) presents a special, probably one-night-only band called GROUND HOG at Club Metronome. It features Yacovone, PATRICK “PAPPY” BIONDO (CABINET), VINNIE AMICO (MOE.) and RICHARD JAMES (PINK TALKING FISH).


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Did you know that Vermont is hosting its first-ever post-rock festival in October? Dunk!USA, a festival that originated in Belgium, brings dozens of local, national and international acts to Higher Ground’s stages on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Headliners include PELICAN and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. We’ll get the skinny on this burgeoning celebration of heavy, artful rock in a few weeks. 

ZILLA, “Get Your Way” FLYTE, “Faithless” QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, “Fortress” PET SHOP BOYS, “What Have I Done

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at Rock Point’s Bishop Booth Conference Center & Ruach haMaqom Synagogue

Rosh HaShannah Sept. 21 & 22 Yom Kippur Sept. 29 & 30th Join Congregation Ruach haMaqom In the Jewish Renewal tradition Joyous, spirited, accessible and profound. Suggested donation $36/person

For tickets and details, visit or call Rabbi Jan Salzman


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L’TRIMM, “Grab It!”



If I were a superhero, my superpower would be the ability to get songs stuck in other people’s heads. Here are five songs that have been stuck in my head this week. May they also get stuck in yours. Follow sevendaysvt on Spotify for weekly playlists with tunes by artists featured in the music section.

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all about second chances. If you take a look at the lineup, you’ll see that nearly every act has played the area in the last 12 months — with the exception of DAWES, TANK AND THE BANGAS, and Sunday’s exalted headliner, TREY ANASTASIO BAND. (Make sure to check out our interview with Tarriona “Tank” Ball on page 74.) Did you miss the sensational siblings of JOSEPH when they played Higher Ground last October? Time to right that wrong. What about LOW CUT CONNIE? Did you see them rage ArtsRiot in March? What about their opening set for NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ performance at the Shelburne Museum in August? Feels good to get a do-over, no? And we’ll never turn down a set from the festival’s irrepressible founder, GRACE POTTER. Don’t forget about the after-parties, too! On Saturday, SESSION AMERICANA

Ever wonder what the life of a small, independent national touring band is like? Check out Drive. Play. Sleep, a new DIY documentary about the transient lifestyle of rock and rollers. Married filmmakers ELIZABETH JANCEWICZ and ERIC STEVENSON documented a year of touring with their band POCKET VINYL and interviewed more than 30 other bands in the process. They present the film on Sunday, September 17, at Radio Bean in Burlington.


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Say My Name The true name of God is often discussed among religious scholars. Yahweh, Jehovah, Adonai — various denominations give the unknowable Almighty their own reverent titles. LA-based electro-pop mystery woman



with this concept by never fully revealing her face, her birth name or, sometimes, her real voice. In phone interviews, she frequently




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shrouded in mystery, her music is fully accessible with deep, overdriven club synths, trap beats and radioready hooks. Elohim opens for ALISON WONDERLAND

on Sunday,

September 17, at the Higher Ground



South Burlington.


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champlain islands/northwest


NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Jon Clinch (folk), 5:30 p.m., free.

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JUNIPER: Wylie Shipman (folk), 9 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Fertile Soil (folk), 10 p.m., free.

SMITTY’S PUB: The Dogcatchers (rock), 8 p.m., free. SOCIAL CLUB & LOUNGE: Back In Time ’80s and ’90s Party with DJ Rush’n Noiz (hits), 9 p.m., $3. THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: Reggae Brunch with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 11 a.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Piff the Magic Dragon (standup, magic), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25/50.

HIGHLAND LODGE RESTAURANT: Not Quite Dead (Grateful Dead tribute, roots), 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Silver Bridget (saw-folk), 7 p.m., free. Naughty Professor, Gnomedad (funk, soul), 9 p.m., $10.

chittenden county

outside vermont

RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show, Greaseface, Days On End, Ripped Genes (punk), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound (soul), 8 p.m., $18. All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free. Hammer Down! (rock), 10 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: AM Radio (Americana), noon, free. The le duo (jazz, experimental), 6 p.m., free. Jon and Patti McAuliffe (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Joey Agresta and Zach Phillips (pop, experimental), 9 p.m., free. Five of the Eyes (prog-rock, funk), 10:30 p.m., $5. The Tsunamibots (surf-punk), midnight, $5.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): The Lonely Heartstring Band (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Greenbush (rock), 3 p.m., free. Dave Keller Band (blues), 7 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5.



ARTSRIOT: Grand Point North After-Party with Sweet Crude (alternative, indie pop), 9:30 p.m., $8/10. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Anthony Santor (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.


JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Johnny Butler (jazz, electronic), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5.

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

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CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Leno & Young (rock covers), 7 p.m., free.

MONOPOLE: West End Blend (R&B, funk), 10 p.m., free.

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RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (hits), 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. SIDEBAR: Gordon Goldsmith (folk), 7 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (hits), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Grand Point North After-Party with Session Americana (Americana, folk), 11 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bill (rock), 7 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Graziano, Slim & Scofield (rock), 5 p.m., free. Close to Nowhere (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Alex Culbreth (alt-country, blues), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Some Hollow (folk-rock), 10 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Disco Dance Party with Guy Miller, 9 p.m., $5.


EL TORO: Sergio Torres (Americana), 6:30 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Tim Brick (country), 9 p.m., free.


champlain islands/ northwest


northeast kingdom

Robin Sunquiet, Elastic Love

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Bardela (rock, Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

PARKER PIE CO.: Steve Lanza (Americana), 8 p.m., free.


outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Lord Electro (jam, electronic), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Navytrain (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free.



CLUB METRONOME: Ground Hog (rock), 10 p.m., $10. 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: Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Film Screening: Drive. Play. Sleep., 8 p.m., free. NoNeed (reggae, rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Locals & Company (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ David Chief (dance), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Saint Nick and Friends (EDM), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation. Grand Point North After Party with Annie in the Water (jam), 10 p.m., free.

chittenden county


HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Alison Wonderland, Elohim (EDM), 9 p.m., $20/25.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk), 11 a.m., free.


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

outside vermont

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free.

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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.

However, for every clunker like “Country Style,” there are cuts such as “Busted in Texas.” Here Brick gets personal, riffing on his time in the Lone Star State with heartfelt insight and feeling. He might still lean on the occasional lyrical crutch, but he overcomes them with raw energy and grit. The same could be said of several other tracks, too, such as the steel-guitar-powered “Runnin’ in the Night” and the neon-buzzed “Bar Light Memory.” Both are among his best songs ever. As always, Brick models himself after the giants of 1970s outlaw country, in particular Messrs. Jennings, Haggard, Paycheck and Cash. He sings with a barrelchested baritone and a swaggering drawl. Brick doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, musically or lyrically. But, on Just Passin’ Through, he has penned some of his finest work. Just Passin’ Through by Tim Brick is available at CD Baby. Brick plays on Saturday, September 16, at Moogs Place in Morrisville.


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

Tim Brick has a restless soul. But his is precisely the sort of wanderlust befitting a classically molded country crooner. Throughout his career, Brick has followed in one of the great Americana traditions: looking to the road for inspiration. On his 2009 debut, Borderline, and his 2011 follow-up, Free to Run, the call of America’s wide-open highways was a thematic cornerstone. Couple that yearning with an equally captivating pull to flee one’s hometown, and you could practically hear the Barre native plotting to leave one day. Last year, Brick did just that. He packed up his Stetson hat, dusty boots and sixstring and made tracks for the live-music

capital of the world: Austin, Texas. But his stay was brief: Brick lasted only a few months there before returning to Vermont. Still, the experience proved profound enough to inspire the songwriter’s latest record, Just Passin’ Through. Historically, Brick’s best moments are those in which he ditches genre clichés in favor of more individualized sentiments. That remains true on Just Passin’ Through — though at 14 cuts, finding those moments can require patience. Opener “Country Style,” for example, essentially plays like a checklist of every trope in modern country music: faded jeans, dirt roads, pickup trucks, cold beer, etc. Brick’s affinity for small-town pleasures is genuine enough, as he makes abundantly clear throughout the album. But the delivery here is just too generic.



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


Tim Brick, Just Passin’ Through

keyboards. Alas, he seems less comfortable behind the mixing console. The record is entirely self-recorded and self-produced, which may be the source of some of its shortcomings. Vocals are thin and compressed throughout, the horn section sounds like it came from a tin can, and everything is mixed way too low. If you’re planning to throw any of these songs on a party playlist alongside professionally produced tracks, you’ll find yourself frequently adjusting the volume. Sonic deficiencies don’t entirely derail the experience, though. Despite its paperthin production, “Something Beautiful” is perhaps the album’s most interesting composition. Disjointed jazz chords and gossamer guitar picking fit nicely with the club aesthetic, and Sunquiet delivers some of his best singing. Elastic Love presents its maker as a sundrenched party animal. If Sunquiet intends only to make his listeners shake it, he quite possibly succeeds. But if his mission is to make high-quality dance music, he needs a skilled producer to guide his vision into a more professionalsounding space. Elastic Love by Robin Sunquiet is available on iTunes.


VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Asperger’s Are Us (improv), 7 p.m., $10. Slinky Says Relax (improv), 8 p.m., free.

Robin Sunquiet just wants to dance. Not only that, he really, really wants you to join him. The Burlingtonborn singer-songwriter was the leader of the now-defunct Queen City band the Move it Move it. Now that he’s flying solo, he’s less focused on the pan-global sounds of his former project and solidly fixes his gaze on an ever-revolving mirror ball. Elastic Love, Sunquiet’s first solo release, is full of surging, easily digestible, techno-funk pop bangers. Rattling hihats, high falsetto vocals soaked in AutoTune and vocoder effects and funkadelic bass lines create an indelible party atmosphere. It’s all vaguely reminiscent of turn-of-the-century pop-electronic acts like Basement Jaxx and Moloko —if they had a soulful singer like Jamie Lidell fronting them.

The opening track, “Endless Weekend,” is a radiant banger that distills Sunquiet’s euphoric vision of party perfection: sun, sand, moonlit waterfalls, a gyrating dance-off and plenty of friends with whom to enjoy it. He skyrockets into his upper register as he hits the chorus. “Got Your Back” dips into a languid, rocksteady beat. Jagged organs pop on the offbeat while Sunquiet whisper-sings the titular hook into echoey oblivion. A lone synth overlays a countermelody that’s actually more memorable than the chorus itself. “Pure Energy” is a down-the-line, 120 BPM toe-tapper suited for the waiting room at Crunch Fitness. He sings the hook (which, again, is titular) with velveteen three-part harmony. Sunquiet is damn good at writing a catchy tune. He’s clearly fluent in classic pop anatomy and scores an A-plus for constructing memorable hooks. He also displays versatility on guitar, bass and

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NECTAR’S: Milk Monday featuring 2%, Full Walrus (jam), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Rebecca Mac (old time, Celtic), 6 p.m., free. Arda Kanberoğlu (folk, soul), 7 p.m., free. Ol’ Dirty Ditches String Band (bluegrass, folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Darla, Kudu Stogge (rock), 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.

MONKEY HOUSE: Erin CasselsBrown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Stef Chura (rock), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+.


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

NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5. 18+.


She seems to imply that her sound is a manifestation of “the now.” The singer-songwriter offers a nuanced pastiche that looks to many eras of

MONKEY HOUSE: Laser Background, BRNDA, Wren Kitz (pop, psychedelic), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

pop for inspiration. From classic jazz to Motown girl groups to ’90s R&B,

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

she reinvents recognizable hallmarks from storied decades of recorded music

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

and spins them into tight, fresh jams. Perhaps


that’s what the now is all about: cherry-

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Old Time Music Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free.

picking tropes of yesteryear, dismantling them and putting them back together in

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

bold, refreshing ways. Catch DeQn Sue on Wednesday, September 20, at the


Monkey House in Winooski. Local

MOOGS PLACE: Abby Sherman (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.

R&B master GUTHRIE GALILEO opens.

outside vermont

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

Poetry in Motion « P.74 TB: I think I like those people because they’re so honest within themselves. When they get up and speak, there’s not a different voice — it’s themselves. They always [pull] from personal experience. G Yamazawa’s always talking about growing up Asian. It’s amazing to have those same people [show up] in my inbox every now and then just [to] say, “I’m proud of you.” That’s what you pray for: to become heroes to your heroes. SD: Any instruments you love that are not currently represented in the band? TB: Oh, I love a guitar. It’s really hard to find and keep a good guitar player — especially in New Orleans, because they gig with everybody. I had [a player] before, like the one that made “Rollercoasters”

WED.20 burlington

ARTSRIOT: Pinegrove, Florist, Lomelda (indie), 8 p.m., $14/17. CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free.

with me. That’s my favorite instrument, and it’s probably the only one that I miss a lot. It’ll be back soon. SD: Can you tell us anything concrete about your upcoming album? TB: It’s gonna be special. Ha! SD: What’s something you could never live without? And it can’t be related to making music. TB: That’s easy: getting my hair done. There’s just something about getting out of the salon with your hair done. Then you go home and get all purtied up. m Contact:

INFO Tank and the Bangas perform on Saturday, September 16, 5:10 p.m., at Waterfront Park in Burlington as part of Grand Point North. $5989. AA.

THE DAILY PLANET: Collin Cope and Chris Page (blues, soul), 8:30 p.m., free.

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

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh, Tongue & Cheek (rock), 9 p.m., $7/10. 18+.

JUNIPER: Audrey Bernstein (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Paul Asbell Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Get Quiet (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Dave Decristo, Tom Pearo (indie), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Old Sky (Americana), 7 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Girl Crush Comedy (standup), 9 p.m., free.

chittenden county MONKEY HOUSE: DeQn Sue, Guthrie Galileo (pop, alternative), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

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


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


middlebury area

middlebury area

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

RED SQUARE: Gneiss (rock, jam), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

MOOGS PLACE: Lesley Grant (Americana), 8 p.m., free.


free. Joe Robinson (acoustic), 8 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: DJ Two Sev (eclectic vinyl), 4 p.m., free. Tobi D’Amore (indie rock), 7 p.m., free. Dave Richardson (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Jerkagram, Hellascope (psych-rock), 10:30 p.m., free.

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

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.

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RADIO BEAN: Lokum (music of the Near East), 6:30 p.m., free. Grup Anwar (classical Arabic),

to “time spirit” or “spirit of the time.”

chittenden county

HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Nina’s Brew (blues, soul), 9:30 p.m., free.

that, in the original German, translates

SIDEBAR: Seth Yacovone (blues), 7 p.m., free. Blackout Barbie and SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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


debut album is called Zeitgeist, a word

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 7 p.m., free.


LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

Power of Now

RED SQUARE: DJ A-RA$ (dance), 10 p.m., free.

TRAPP FAMILY LODGE: Cooie Sings (Americana), 6 p.m., free.



8:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Jukebox George & the Last Dimes, 10 p.m., $5.



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Joan Soriano, Bachata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7

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ublic sculpture can be a catalyst for cities to generate foot traffic, walk-in business and buzz. Vermont cities and towns haven’t invested in contemporary outdoor sculptures to the extent one might wish. (Indeed, the relative singularity of “Reverence,” aka the whale tails by Jim Sardonis, beside Interstate 89 may help explain why the sculpture is so beloved.) But one exception is the town of Stowe, which becomes crowded with outdoor sculptures annually. Hosted by the Helen Day Art Center, “Exposed” lasts from July well into October. And, even better than a permanent installation, the selection changes every year. This year’s 26th anniversary show features 12 sculptures by 11 artists — a collection that’s a bit smaller than in previous years. Rachel Moore, who directs the Helen Day and chose the works without a jury, says that while she “condensed” the show, she also “raised the level of the work significantly.” Assistant curator Stephanie Walker of the Waitsfield gallery Walker Contemporary provided logistical and other support. Petra and Stephen Levin copresented this year’s show with the “Lady,” by Karen Petersen Helen Day. Moore’s most impressive selections are two very different sculptures by internationally recognized American artist Mark di Suvero and one by South African Lionel If visitors begin Smit. The three are at the Helen Day and made from metal, as follow the path des“Voulez Vous” by Judith Wrend are all but one of the ignated on brochures works in the exhibit. — leading from the Otherwise, the 12 gallery’s front lawn pieces vary dramatically. Some are figurative, others com- down each side of Main Street and then pletely abstract; some can be climbed on along the Stowe Recreation Path — and run through, while others have signs Smit’s monumental bronze, “Morphous,” warning off interaction. The sculptures’ comes first. A double-headed bust with a scale ranges from the height of a human blue patina, the work shows two beautito that of a one-story structure. ful women’s faces looking over opposite



shoulders, joined at their shared hair bun and proximate shoulders. The expressions on the faces differ slightly, but both gazes are calm and level. In his audio commentary — viewers can call a recording at each stop — Smit says that his sculpture represents the past and future of his post-apartheid country. More typically a painter, he explores what he calls South Africa’s “split identities” through portraits of women from the ethnic group Cape Malay, who

share African, European and Malasian heritage. As in the work of Vermont painter Janet McKenzie, another white artist who chooses to portray largely non-white figures, the “Morphous” women’s serene beauty and gravitas offset the sense of race being used as a symbol. That 2014 piece came to Stowe from Union Square in New York City, where it had previously sat for several months. Rodrigo Nava’s “Marker Form,” next to it on the gallery lawn, presumably traveled only from Putney, where the metal sculptor and furniture maker has a studio. Nava’s work also appeared in the 2015 “Exposed.” He uses a proprietary process involving small explosions to separate sheets of steel that are welded together at the seams. The finished works look improbably inflated and deceptively light and airy. “Marker Form,” more angular than his previous work, resembles an origami shape that retains folds and wrinkles in the metal. The figural works of Karen Petersen, Walter Horak and Colin Moore each challenge straight figuration in different ways. “Lady,” an equine sculpture by Petersen, of Braintree, strips the nearly life-size horse down to its essential curves — no tail, mane or ears — leaving


CALL TO ARTISTS 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 Deadline: October 15. Burlington City Arts. Info,

“Marker Form” by Rodrigo Nava

“Gorky” by Mark di Suvero

The finish on “Gorky” consists of naturally occurring rust. Di Suvero’s other piece in the show, “Arcobaleno” (“rainbow” in Italian), is painted with four primary colors — red, yellow, blue and white — reminiscent of Piet Mondrian’s work. Much smaller in scale, it positions two vertical steelsheet cutouts at an angle to each other, their curves and projecting appendages appearing to suggest male and female figures. The show’s most colorful and fun sculpture is “Camp Iris,” Victoria Palermo’s linked A-frame structures sheathed in tinted acrylic and named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Sitting or standing on the carpeted interiors of the Queensbury, N.Y., artist’s 1960s-inspired “camps,” looking up at the changed world, brings the experience of this year’s adventurous “Exposed” to a fitting end.  Contact:

INFO “Exposed” is on view through October 21 at the Helen Day Art Center and sites throughout Stowe Village.

EARLY BIRD ARTISANS FAIR & FLEA MARKET: Twin Valley Senior Center invites crafters and artisans to vend wares at this event on Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To rent a six-foot table, email esrappold@myfairpoint. net. Deadline: September 27. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier. $25-35. Info, 223-3322. ‘FLOURISH’: VSA Vermont and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts invite established and emerging Vermont artists with various disabilities to participate in an exhibition April 7 to June 30. For details and to submit, visit vsavt. org/flourish. Deadline: September 29. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington. Info, 871-5002. ‘INFRARED: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE’: PhotoPlace Gallery welcomes submissions of infrared photographs for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Laurie Klein. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: September 18. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. Up to five photographs for $35; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500. INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBIT: Inviting mail-art submissions with the theme “welcome to college” for a fall exhibition at Vermont Technical College. Artists may submit an unlimited number of original works, postcards preferred. Send to: Hartness Library Mail Art, Vermont Tech, PO Box 500, Randolph Center, VT 05061. Deadline: September 15. Hartness Gallery, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center. Info, 728-1237.

“Camp Iris” by Victoria Palermo


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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.


‘MIDDLEBURY THROUGH THE LENS’: Edgewater at the Falls hosts this photo shoot on September 23. The day will open with a talk from former National Geographic photographer James Blair. The winning photographer, to be announced September 27, will be awarded a $500 gift certificate to Edgewater Gallery. Photographers interested in participating must register by September 21. For details, visit Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. Info, 458-0098.


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,


something akin to a human female body. Thus, the energy of a horse seemingly about to kick up its back legs simultaneously communicates feminine power. “Fulcrum,” by the Rhode Island sculptor Horak, shows three equally lean male dancers or acrobats in a circus-like balancing act that becomes its own abstract form: The standing figure, head down, supports the other two, which are arched horizontally into the form of a double-pointed oval. Moore’s “Emily,” meanwhile, looks like a standard nude, her back facing the street, until viewers walk around to encounter her sliced-off front. The Boston-based Moore has written that he created the sculpture after his daughter moved to the West Coast. The sense of loss is powerful; so, too, is the suggestion of an unformed individual as she faces her future. Only one work in the show, “Zipper,” by Stowe artist Christopher Curtis, is carved from stone. Beautifully sited on a grassy knoll with the mountains rising beyond, the work previously sat at Stowe’s nearby West Branch Gallery, of which Curtis is the former co-owner. “Zipper” is a 4-foot-high granite boulder, left roughly formed on the outside but precisely cut with geometric wedges on two interior halves. These interlocking wedges appear to fit together, as if one could close the two halves snugly together. Visitors familiar with di Suvero’s nine steel, I-beam sculptures at the Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, N.Y., will recognize his “Gorky” at “Exposed” as their kin. This puzzle of a form doesn’t include a pendulous component, as do several others by the 2010

recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Instead, the work centers a bolted assemblage of I-beams at gravity-defying angles on and through a thin vertical steel sheet, its sides circular cutouts. The whole — delicate curves supporting a top-heavy structure — seems entirely improbable, which lends it an air of elegance.

‘DARK MATTER’: The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery welcomes submissions for its annual October juried “dark arts” exhibition, to be curated by gallery director Christy Mitchell. Artists are asked to consider how existence, puzzling realities and fantasies play into their work and understanding of the world. For details and to submit, visit spacegalleryvt. com. Deadline: September 30, 11:59 p.m. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Info, 578-2512.

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STEAMROLLER PRINTMAKING: Sixth annual event using heavy machinery to make big prints. No experience necessary. Sushi Yoshi (Stowe), Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 includes three prints and $20 gift certificate at Sushi Yoshi. Info, 253-8358.



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. September 16-January 15. Free with admission or ECHO membership. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.

TALK: ‘IDEAS ON TAP: SACRED OBJECTS/SECULAR SPACES’: University of Vermont religious studies professor Vicki Brennan and Fleming Museum curator Andrea Rosen explore how interpretations of objects change in an institutional setting, considering angles of ethics and aesthetics. Presented by the Vermont Humanities Council in conjunction with the Fleming’s upcoming exhibition “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic.” ArtsRiot, Burlington, Wednesday, September 13, 7 p.m. Info,

f IVAN KLIPSTEIN: Original drawings of the Old North End, created for the artist book Emerald Moon Over Dirty Lake. Reception: Tuesday, September 19, 5-7 p.m. September 19-October 31. Info, Info, 863-8278. Barrio Bakery in Burlington.

TALK: ILLUSTRATOR HARRY BLISS: The illustrator, cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist discusses his witty work. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, Monday, September 18, 6:45 p.m. $5, free for members. Info, 388-2117.

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TUNBRIDGE FAIR POSTER SIGNING: Artist Corrina Thurston signs this year’s poster, which features her commissioned design on the theme of “Rare Breed.” Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, Friday, September 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 760-8206.

f ‘MULTIPLES’: Works by photographers from around the world, juried by William Albert Allard. Reception: Saturday, September 23, 4-6 p.m. September 14-October 8. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction.




f ‘ROCK SOLID XVII’: An annual showcase of

stone sculpture and assemblage by area artists. f ATHENA PETRA TASIOPOULOS: “Amended,” stitched collages by the recipient of the 2016-17 SPA studio residency. f MOLLY BOSLEY: “We’re All Fine Here,” contemporary papercut works. Reception: Friday, September 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. September 19-November 4. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.


LAUREN ROSENBLUM: “Flora, Fauna & Fiber,” luminescent fiber art by the Long Island artist. September 18-October 20. Info, 253-7767. Stowe Craft & Design.




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f ‘ORDINARY TIME’: An exhibition of works by Maine painter Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture by Boston artist Anne Lilly. Reception: Saturday, September 16, 5-7 p.m. September 16-October 22. Info, 617-842-3332. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield.

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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. Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5 p.m. September 15-December 10. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art.


f ‘FROM GREEN TO FALL’: The Clara Martin Center’s second annual art and poetry show celebrating creativity in mental health, wellness and recovery. Reception: Friday, September 29, 4-7 p.m. September 15-November 5. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. f JOAN KAHN: “See the Woods for the Trees,”

compositions of geometric forms and vivid colors by the California painter. Reception: Saturday, September 16, 5 p.m. September 13-October 14. Info, 349-0979. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

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‘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. September 15-December 10. Info, 603-646-3661. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

ANNE CADY: “Held by the Mountains,” colorsaturated landscape paintings by the New Haven artist. Through September 30. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington.

Milton Artists Guild This Thursday, the Milton Artists Guild will

ART HOP GROUP SHOW: An exhibition of works by more than 35 area artists. Through November 30. Info, 859-9222. VCAM Studio in Burlington.

(get it?) Art Walk. Though many of the guild members will open their studios or have

ART HOP ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW: For the 25th annual Art Hop, an exhibit of 33 works juried by New York gallerist Asya Geisberg. Through September 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington.

open the doors of its massive industrial space to the public for its monthly MAGnificent works on view, four artists in particular will be highlighted: watercolorist Mary Krause, photographer David Lesperance, watercolorist Sue Mason and woodworker Gary Walz. Art Walk September 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Through September 30. Pictured: “Just the Essentials” by Lauren Mazzotta.


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ART & AUTHOR NIGHT: Paintings and studies by Marge Pulaski and Helen Rabin, with a reading from poet and essayist Lorrie Goldensohn at 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, Friday, September 15, 6 p.m. Info, 426-3581.

MAGNIFICENT ART WALK: Monthly celebration of the region’s creative community, showcasing David Lesperance, Mary Krause, Sue Mason and Gary Walz. Milton Art Center & Gallery, Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info, 355-6583.

ARTIST TALK: RICHARD TUSCHMAN: The New York City-based photographer kicks off this year’s SUNY Plattsburgh’s visual arts lecture series. Yokum 200 Auditorium, Plattsburgh N.Y., Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. Info, 518-564-2179.

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD BIRTHDAY PARTY: The guild celebrates its 21st birthday with treats, cake and special deals. Northeast Kingdom Artists Guild, St. Johnsbury, Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 748-0158.

BCA SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: Shop handmade works by Vermont artists and artisans, in conjunction with the Burlington Farmers Market. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 865-7166.

OPEN STUDIO: Friends new and old convene for a creative session. Expressive Arts Burlington, Mondays, 3-5 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.

TALK: ‘THE BURN’: Photographer Jane Fulton Alt discusses her photographic project “The Burn,” for which she photographed controlled burns conducted by ecologists on the Illinois prairie. In conjunction with “Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment.” Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Friday, September 15, 12:15 p.m. Info, 443-6433. ‘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.


PIPE CLASSIC 12: Glass Torch Technologies and the Puddle invite 12 of the world’s best glass pipe makers to compete. The Bern Gallery, Burlington, September 18-23, 3-10 p.m. Free to watch, $40 to judge. Info, 865-0994. POP-UP ART SALE: Food and garden photos and portraits from the Vermont Community Garden Network’s Community Teaching Garden by Dan Daniel and Cristina Clarimon-Alinder, along with harvest-themed block prints by Chris Jacobson. Proceeds from art sales support VCGN’s educational programs. Food, drink and info about the businesses in the building. Vermont Green Offices, Burlington, Tuesday, September 19, 4-7 p.m. Info, 861-4769.


‘AVA & POMPANOOSUC MILLS: A CELEBRATION OF UPPER VALLEY ARTISTS’: Works by Joe Carton, Penny Koburger, Judy Laliberte, Elizabeth Mayor, Rosamond Orford and Sue Schiller. Through September 23. Info, 603-448-3117. Pompanoosuc Mills in Burlington. BILLYBOB: A selection of new and past 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. ‘CRUNCH & FUNK’: Works by artists and entrepreneurs integral to the origins of the South End Arts and Business Association and the Art Hop. Through September 30. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington. DAVE KENNEDY: “A Stranger Stands Here,” large-scale collaged constructions that question perception and the line between image and object. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. 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. Burlington City Arts. ‘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. JOSH AXELROD: Black-and-white landscape photographs taken on location in Chile, Patagonia, Cuba and Vermont. Through September 30. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery 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.

f ‘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. Reception: Friday, September 15, 5-6:30 p.m. Through October 7. Info, dheffern@ Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington. REID CROSBY: “Moments,” photographs by the Vermont artist. Through September 30. Info, 864-2088. The Men’s Room in Burlington. ‘REPRESENT’: Fifty artists curate and show their own works. Through September 30. Info, Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. STEVE HADEKA: “Riffing on the Modern Birdhouse 4,” art birdhouses by the Burlington musician and woodworker. Through September 30. Info, 651-8834. Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. STEVE SHARON: Abstract paintings by the Vermont artist and musician. Through October 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee 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. ‘PIECED TRADITIONS: JEAN LOVELL COLLECTS’: Historic bedcovers gathered by the Californiabased collector and longtime friend of the Shelburne Museum. Through October 31. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum.



ED EPSTEIN AND GEORGE KURJANOWICZ: “A Path Well Traveled,” portraiture, landscapes and organic sculptural forms by the multidisciplinary artists. Photo ID required for entry. Through September 29. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.

Friday, September 15, at 8 p.m. at ArtsRiot. $12 Join us for live music and cold brews from Collective Arts Brewing.


f MARGE PULASKI & HELEN RABIN: Paintings and studies by the Vermont artists. Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-8 p.m. Through November 3. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield.

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NIKKI EDDY: Paintings by the Vermont artist. Through November 15. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.

SAINT PE & CROCODILES Sunday, October 8

RAY BROWN: Paintings spanning the six-decade career of the central Vermont artist. Through September 29. Info, 279-6403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.


‘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. ‘SHOW 20’: A group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists, as well as fiber works by guest artist Karen Henderson of Montpelier. Limited-edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are available for sale. Through September 30. Info, info@ The Front in Montpelier.

f ‘SKETCHES IN PERFECTION’: Paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5-7 p.m. 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.


CHARLIE BLUETT: “Elements,” abstract-expressionist paintings by the Westfield artist. 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. ‘EXPOSED’: The 26th annual multisite exhibition of outdoor public sculpture, curated by Rachel Moore. Through October 21. Info, Various Stowe locations. FRED SWAN: The 24th annual exhibition of realist landscapes by the U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Through September 30. Info, 253-7282. Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe.

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Family Walking Tour: Abenaki Life on the Winoskitegok Winooski Mill MuseuM, Winooski * 10:00 – 11:30 AM * Free

Take a step back in time with archaeologist Brennan Gauthier on this kid-friendly walk along the Winooski River and discover what life was like for Native Americans in Winooski long before Ira Allen developed the land.

The Archaeology of the Intervale

ethAn Allen hoMesteAd, Burlington * 2:00 PM * Free

State Archaeologist Jess Robinson presents an overview of the Burlington Intervale area from the earliest documented human presence dating to the Late Archaic Period, ca. 4,000 years ago, through to the early historic Euroamerican occupants. Q&A session to follow.


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‘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,, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield.


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TOGETHER’: An exhibition curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, publisher of Vermont Art Guide, featuring works in a variety of mediums by 17 artists who were selected through their relationships to other Vermont artists. Closing reception: Friday, October 6, 4-8 p.m. Through October 6. Info, ric@ Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.

LOIS EBY: The central Vermont painter shows works in conjunction with the theatrical production Kate: The Unexamined Life. Through September 22. Info, Info, 229-0492. Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier.



ART RESOURCE ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT: This show features the varied art work of central Vermont artists including pastel, photography, watercolor, oil, acrylic and more. Hung in the Karen Kitzmiller Room and the Nonfiction Room; open during library hours. Through September 30. Info, 223-3338. Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.

HUNTER EDDY: “Bridging Worlds,” a solo exhibition of paintings in staged portraiture and still life, created between 2010 and 2017. Through September 29. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.


TONY CONNER: Landscape watercolors by the Bennington painter. Through October 8. Info, Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

‘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.

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RUTH HAMILTON: “Water, Water,” oil paintings and mixed media by the Benson artist. Through September 29. Info, 282-2396. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University.

f 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. Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5-7 p.m. Through October 20. Info, info@ Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville.

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.

‘I AM VERMONT, TOO’: An exhibit of photographs examining micro-aggressions experienced by black Vermonters. Through September 28. Info, 635-1247. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College.

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.

‘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. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.

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.

MELORA GRIFFIS: “Beyond All Walking,” new and recent work by the New York City-based artist. Through October 14. Info, Info, 881-0418. 571 Projects in Stowe.

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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.

mad river valley/waterbury KRISTIN CHAMBERLAIN: Realist works by the Vermont artist. Through September 30. Info, 496-5470. Three Mountain Café in Waitsfield.

‘MULTIMEDIA 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.

DAVID CRANDALL & JIM MAAS: Fine jewelry and painted bird carvings, respectively, by the local artisans. Info, 235-9429. JIM MAAS: Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences presents the meticulously detailed bird carvings of the retired orthopedic surgeon. Through September 30. Info, 359-5001. Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock.

‘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.

‘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.

f ‘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. Reception: Friday, September 22, 6-8 p.m. Through October 27. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.




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f ‘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. ‘ATTENTION TO DETAIL’: Representational paintings by four Addison County artists: Gayl Braisted, Mike Mayone, Catherine M. Palmer and Reed A. Prescott. Through October 1. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. ‘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 October 15. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. ‘LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT’: Paintings by Steven P. Goodman, Emilie Lee and Jill Matthews. Through September 30. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

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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. ‘PORTRAITS OF POWER’: Students in Jim Butler’s Portraits in Ceramics and Oil Paint course present


The three-day whirlwind of the South End Art Hop has

passed, but plenty of its quickly mounted, themed shows remain. This group exhibition at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery features works by some 50 area artists who were given free rein to curate their own works within allotted sections of the wall. Highlights include Burlington photographer Lauren Mazzotta’s still life “Just the Essentials” and gallery director Christy Mitchell’s Méret Oppenheim-esque sculpture “Wash That Man Right Out.” Through September 30. Pictured: “Ascending Mt. Apolonikdt” by Barbee Hauzinger. large-scale paintings and ceramic assemblages that portray who or what is powerful in their lives. Through September 18. Info, 443-5258. Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College.

f ‘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. Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5 p.m. Through December 10. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art. ‘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.


NORMA JEAN ROLLET: “Portraits of the Vermont Landscape,” paintings by the Middlebury artist. Through October 31. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. ‘PASSAGES & MOORINGS’: Works by Vermont artists Lily Hinrichsen, Karla Van Vliet and Susan Wilson. Through September 30. Info, 282-2396. Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland. PERSI NARVAEZ: “Afinidad/Affinity,” colorful paintings by the Peruvian artist. Through September 30. Info, 282-2396. Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. ‘PRESENCE: THE HUMAN FORM’: Sculptor Kerry O. Furlani and painter Dick Weis explore the subject of the human form through sculptures, paintings and drawings. Through September 26. Info, 287-8398. Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College in Poultney.

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 SculptureFest2017; both sites connected by walking trail. Chldren are welcome. Pets must be on a leash. Through October 31. Info, 457-4552. King Farm in Woodstock. ‘MAKING MUSIC: THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS’: An exhibition that explores the science behind making rhythms and harmonies heard. Through September 17. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. NORI PEPE: Recent prints that reinterpret photographs. Through September 30. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. QUILT EXHIBITION: The 31st annual event featuring textile art made by Windsor County quilters. Through September 17. Info, 457-2355. Billings Farm & Museum 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.


‘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. JENNY GREEN: “Arid Lands,” watercolors of desert landscapes by the Danville artist. Through September 23. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. LUCIEN B. DAY: “A Life in Art,” a retrospective of paintings by the late Vermont artist. Through September 24. Info, 533-2045. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. ‘WATERS OF LIFE: FARMS, RIVERS & PONDS’: A group exhibition of plein air paintings featuring locations of the Memphremagog Watershed. Through September 30. Info, 334-8325. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport.

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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.

‘IMAGINING HOME’: Home designs developed by area architects in collaboration with Vermonters affected by homelessness. Through September 30. Info, Latchis Hotel & Theater in Brattleboro. 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.


‘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.

f PAT LITTLE: “Landscapes From Around New England,” paintings by the Massachusetts artist. Reception: Sunday, September 24, 2-4 p.m. Through October 20. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village. PATRICK DUNFEY: Large paintings on hot-press watercolor paper with tempera and pigmented gesso. Some works measure longer than five feet. Through September 30. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton.

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CHINA MARKS: “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. ELLSWORTH KELLY: Two exhibits, “Slow Curve” and “Fruits & Flowers,” feature 70 prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color and 26 lithographs of non-rectilinear forms, respectively. The works are from the private collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and family foundation. Through September 17. Info, 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y. ‘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. ‘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. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, QC. ‘ODANAKSIS: SUMMER TIME’: A group exhibition of works created by the collective, which found inspiration in various Upper Valley locations. Through September 30. Info, artbcook@gmail. com. Info, 603-795-4622. Converse Free Library in Lyme, N.H. 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. m

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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.

MEGAN MURPHY: “In the Gardens,” paintings in watercolor and mixed media. Through October 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.


AL HIRSCHFELD: A selection of drawings and prints by the late artist and pop-culture caricaturist. Through October 31. Info, 362-7200. Art Manchester.

LINDSEY COLE: Works in a variety of mediums by the South Royalton native. Through September 29. Info, 763-7094. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton.


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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ow horrible a year is Hollywood having? Let’s see: Summer attendance was the lowest in a quarter century. Even factoring in the global market, 2017 is setting records for big-budget bombs. Foreign moviegoers famous for eating up anything with American stars in spandex are staying home in droves. It’s the industry’s worst nightmare. Everybody everywhere is tired of the same old crap. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a new Alien or Transformers installment tanking, a Pirates or X-Men sequel being greeted by an intercontinental yawn, or the R-rated comedy being put on life support. Baywatch, Snatched, Rough Night — basically anything with punch lines except The Big Sick — came out of opening weekend without a pulse. People in Tinseltown are scratching their heads, wondering why the world didn’t go bananas over Tom Cruise cranking up a new Mummy franchise while the most recent is still playing on basic cable. Repeat after me: Everybody everywhere is tired of the same old crap. Audiences haven’t just been starved for good movies. They’ve been starved for movies, period. This Labor Day weekend was the

IT HAPPENS What’s more dispiriting than a lazily conceived remake of a lesser King adaptation? One with a sequel already in the works.

first in 25 years not to feature a wide release. Hollywood has thrown up its arms. Which was just fine with New Line Cinema. Guess what happened over the weekend when it released a lazily conceived remake with zero stars and a one-hit director — but the name Stephen King subliminally attached? Yup, Americans stampeded to the cineplex. Even though it’s the same old crap. Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mamá), It is less a remake than a recycling. The film tells only the first half of the story told in the book and the 1990 film adaptation. And Mus-

chietti reshapes the source material to allow appropriation of visuals and tropes from King-based classics such as Carrie, The Shining, Dolores Claiborne and, most flagrantly, Stand by Me. This homage, if that’s what it is, backfires by reminding us how infinitely superior those pictures were. I won’t even list the names of this film’s young actors. They probably wouldn’t mean anything to you, and each character is barely more than a pitch-session stereotype. An outcast group of kids in a small Maine town inexplicably attracts the attention of a super-

natural clown. The opening scene in which the psychotic carny lures an unsuspecting boy into a rain sewer is borderline creepy, but it’s all downhill from there. The tubby boy, the stuttering boy, the potty-mouthed boy, the girl who’s abused by her father until she triumphantly kung-fus him — all are put through two-plus hours of jump-scare, haunted-house and creaky-door paces. CGI and sudden soundtrack blasts stand in for authentic horror jolts. There are even basements not to go into which, naturally, are gone into. And the longer all of this drags on, the more of a drag it becomes. A number of scenes featuring nasty things happening to children are in bad taste, I’d argue. And just how terrifying is a clown whose supernatural ass can be kicked by a bunch of fed-up preteens, anyway? Did I mention he bears a striking resemblance to Gene Simmons? Try to remember the last really good film based on a King work. Unless I’m forgetting something (Firestarter 2: Rekindled?), it’s The Green Mile. And that came out last century. Yup, Hollywood has big problems. In 2017, King may still be a brand. But nothing based on his books comes close to feeling brand-new. RI C K KI S O N AK





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omecoming stories have become old hat for Reese Witherspoon. In 2002, the perky actress scored her biggest live-action box-office success with Sweet Home Alabama. A run-ofthe-mill but occasionally charming romantic comedy, it featured Witherspoon as an engaged New York socialite who returns home to the Deep South to finalize a divorce from her blue-collar husband. In Home Again, her profession has switched from fashion designer to interior decorator, and the locale has shifted from the Heart of Dixie to upscale Los Angeles, but the clichés are as familiar as a bad penny. This time around, Witherspoon plays Alice, a mother of two who moves back to her childhood home in SoCal following her separation from Austen, her New York-based music-exec husband (the woefully underutilized Michael Sheen). In short order, she hooks up with Harry (Pico Alexander), a fledgling 27-year-old film director, following a drunken 40th birthday outing. The morning after, Alice awakens to find Harry’s two screenwriter and actor buddies crashed out in her living room. (Picture a blander, less-funny version of the ensemble from the HBO series “Entourage.”) Then her mother (played by Candice Bergen, Witherspoon’s prospective mother-in-law in Sweet Home Alabama) shows up and implausibly invites the down-on-their-luck filmmakers to live in her daughter’s guesthouse until

they secure financing for a follow-up feature to their promising indie short. The plot device of a woman sharing living quarters with a group of strange men was employed to great comic effect in George Stevens’ World War II-era classic The More the Merrier, which used the wartime housing crisis in Washington, D.C., as an excuse to cram Jean Arthur into a cramped apartment with odd-couple roommates Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. Here the setup feels contrived and utterly unbelievable. The humorous potential of the situation is also wasted. When Austen finally arrives in LA to try to win back Alice’s heart, he’s known about her unorthodox living arrangement for some time, leaving the comedic element of surprise out of the equation. Home Again was written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the daughter of veteran rom-com filmmakers Nancy Meyers (The Holiday; It’s Complicated) and Charles Shyer (the remake of Father of the Bride and its unfortunate sequel). Though her mother shares a producer credit on the film, Meyers-Shyer seems to have inherited her parents’ worst cinematic impulses and few of their virtues. Party scenes are glossed over with nondiegetic music drowning out conversation. A potential love quadrangle including Harry’s screenwriter friend (“Saturday Night Live” alum Jon Rudnitsky) is briefly explored but never fleshed out. A fistfight scene that should have been a climactic

FULL HOUSE Reese Witherspoon stars as a single mom with multiple suitors in Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s forgettable rom-com.

encounter between Austen and Harry is instead an absurdly abrupt conflict between Austen and aspiring actor Teddy (Nat Wolff ), the least-developed character of the house-crashing trio. But the main problem lies in the film’s pedestrian direction and often-banal dialogue. A typical exchange: Austen: “Where do you keep your forks?” Alice: “In the drawer.” Witherspoon does her best with the limited material, but at times she’s a caricature of her former effervescent screen persona.

It doesn’t help that the chemistry with her younger love interest mostly fizzles. “What is happening here?” Alice asks Harry at one point about the nature of their relationship. “I don’t think either of us know the answer to that,” he responds. Unfortunately, neither does Meyers-Shyer. By the time Alice and Harry’s courtship reaches its illogical conclusion, one is left wishing the writer-director had followed Thomas Wolfe’s literary maxim: “You can’t go home again.” LU KE BAYN E S

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NEW IN THEATERS AMERICAN ASSASSIN: 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 while trying to stop a world war in the Middle East. Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch also star. (111 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Stowe, Sunset) LOST IN PARIS: Married writer-directors Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon also star in this charming French tale about a librarian who comes to the City of Love to care for her daffy senior aunt. Physical comedy and missed connections ensue. (83 min, NR. Savoy) MOTHER!: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) returns with a psychological horror involving a couple (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem) whose peaceful existence is shattered when unexpected visitors (Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer) come a-knockin’. (121 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy) 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. Savoy)


DESPICABLE ME 3HH1/2 Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is tempted to return to his supervillain ways after meeting his long-lost twin brother in the continuation of the hit family animation series. Eric Guillon, Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin directed. (90 min, PG) DUNKIRKHH1/2 Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) wrote and directed this epic account of the 1940 battle in which Allied soldiers in France found themselves surrounded by the invading German army. With Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. (106 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 7/26) GIRLS TRIPHHH1/2 Four long-time friends bare their souls and get a little wild at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in this comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut). Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star. (122 min, R) THE GLASS CASTLEH1/2 In this adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir, Brie Larson plays a young woman contending with a family of itinerant dreamers and schemers. With Woody Harrelson. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) directed. (127 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 8/16) THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD 1/2H In this action comedy from director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), Ryan Reynolds plays a straitlaced bodyguard assigned to protect a top hitman (Samuel L. Jackson). With Gary Oldman. (118 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/23)

ANNABELLE: CREATIONHHH The killer doll from The Conjuring film series gets a backstory in this period piece from director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out). Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto and Lulu Wilson star. (109 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 8/16)

HOME AGAINH1/2 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 (daughter of Nancy Meyers). With Nat Wolff, Lake Bell and Candice Bergen. (97 min, PG-13; reviewed by L.B. 9/13)

ATOMIC BLONDEHHHH Charlize Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent investigating a murder in Cold War Berlin in this action thriller based on a graphic novel series. Veteran stuntman David Leitch directed. (115 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/2)

I DO … UNTIL I DON’THH A documentarian grills three couples about their marriages, hoping to prove the institution is doomed, in this comedy from director-star Lake Bell (In a World…). With Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen and Paul Reiser. (103 min, R)

BAYWATCHHH Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directed this comedic take on the 1990s abs-andcheesecake TV show about a crew of ridiculously attractive lifeguards, starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario. (116 min, R)

ITH1/2 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 Skarsgård star. Andy Muschietti (Mama) directed. (135 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 9/13)

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KIDNAPHH1/2 Halle Barry plays a mom who decides not to leave the fate of her abducted son to law enforcement in this thriller from director Luis Prieto (Pusher). With Sage Correa and Chris McGinn. (94, R) LEAP!HH1/2 A country girl steals another girl’s identity to fulfill her dream of being a ballerina in this animated family adventure from directors Eric Summer and Éric Warin. With the voices of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kate McKinnon. (89 min, PG)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (RERELEASE): Forty years ago, Steven Spielberg scored a hit with his alternately creepy, heartwarming and trippy tale of a motley crew of people who find themselves welcoming aliens to Earth. Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr star. (137 min, PG)

LOGAN LUCKYHHH1/2 Director Steven Soderbergh returns to the heist shenanigans of his Ocean’s 11 series, only this time the heisters are working-class siblings hoping to rip off a NASCAR speedway. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough and Daniel Craig star. (119 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 8/23)


CARS 3HHH Pixar’s four-wheeled characters return for this outing in which race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) tries to prove he’s faster than the younger competition. With Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper and Nathan Fillion. Brian Fee makes his directorial debut. (109 min, G)


THE BIG SICKHHHHH An illness complicates a couple’s burgeoning cross-cultural romance in this fact-based indie comedy directed by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris). Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter star. (120 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 7/19)

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MENASHEHHHH In this Yiddish-language drama, set in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community, a widowed father struggles to regain custody of his son. Menashe Lustig and Yoel Falkowitz star. Joshua Z Weinstein directed. (82 min, PG)

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMINGHHH1/2 In the latest Marvel flick, Tom Holland plays the teenage webbed crusader in an adventure set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Jon Watts (Cop Car) directed. (133 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/12) THE TRIP TO SPAIN: Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon team up for a third movie in which they play themselves eating and gabbing their way through scenic countryside. Michael Winterbottom again directed. (108 min, NR; reviewed by R.K. 9/6) TULIP FEVERHH Seventeenth-century Amsterdam is the setting for this drama about the forbidden attraction between a young wife (Alicia Vikander) and the artist (Dane DeHaan) who’s painting her portrait. Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directed. (107 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 9/6) WIND RIVERHHHHH 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)

BEATRIZ AT DINNERHHH1/2 Director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White (The Good Girl) teamed up again for this dark comedy of manners about a massage therapist (Salma Hayek) who finds herself dining with a wealthy client (John Lithgow). (83 min, R) CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIEHHH1/2 In this DreamWorks animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s best-selling kids’ series, two fourth graders hypnotize their grumpy principal into believing he’s a superhero. (89 min, PG)

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REAL FREE WILL ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY Already Did It,” which referenced their feelings that it was hard to come up with new tales because their rival had already used so many good ones. I bring this up, Taurus, because I suspect your life story will soon be spinning out novel plots that have never before been seen, not even on “The Simpsons” or “South Park.” You could and should be the Best Storyteller of the Month.


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In the coming weeks, you might want to read the last few pages of a book before you decide to actually dive in and devour the whole thing. I also suggest you take what I just said as a useful metaphor to apply in other areas. In general, it might be wise to surmise the probable outcomes of games, adventures and experiments before you get totally involved. Try this fun exercise: Imagine you are a psychic prophet as you evaluate the long-range prospects of any influences that are vying to play a role in your future.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Two animals are pictured prominently on Australia’s coat of arms: the kangaroo and the large, flightless bird known as the emu. One of the reasons they were chosen is that both creatures rarely walk backward. They move forward or not at all. Australia’s founders wanted this trait to symbolize the nation’s pledge to never look back, to remain focused on advancing toward the future. The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to make a similar commitment, Aries. Is there a new symbol you might adopt to inspire your intention?

actly be free in the coming weeks, but there should be some good deals. And I’m not referring to risky black-market stuff obtained in back alleys, either. I mean straightforward liaisons and intriguing intimacy at a reasonable cost. So if you’re comfortably mated, I suggest you invest in a campaign to bring more comedy and adventure into your collaborative efforts. If you’re single, wipe that love-starved look off your face and do some exuberant window-shopping. If you’re neither comfortably mated nor single, money may temporarily be able to buy you a bit more happiness.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The current state of your fate reminds me of the sweet confusion alluded to in Octavio Paz’s poem “Between Going and Staying”: “All is visible and elusive, all is near and can’t be touched.” For another clue to the raw truth of your life right now, I’ll quote the poet William Wordsworth. He spoke of “fleeting moods of shadowy exultation.” Is the aura described by Paz and Wordsworth a problem that you should try to fix? Is it detrimental to your heroic quest? I don’t think so. Just the opposite, really: I hope you can hang out for a while in this pregnant mystery — between the yes and the no, between the dark and the light, between the dream and the reality. It will help you learn what you’ve been too restless to tune in to in the past. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The imminent future will be a favorable time for refurbished models and revived originals. They are likely to be more fun and interesting the second time around. I suspect that this will also be an auspicious phase for substitutes and alternatives. They may even turn out to be better than the so-called real things they replace. So be artful

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Dear Dr. Astrology: I’m feeling lost but am also feeling very close to finding my new direction. It hurts! It would be so helpful if I could just catch a glimpse of that new direction. I’d be able to better endure the pain and confusion if I could get a tangible sense of the future happiness that my pain and confusion are preparing me for. Can you offer me any free advice? -Lost Libra.” Dear Libra: The pain and confusion come from the dying of the old ways. They need to die a bit more before the new direction will reveal itself clearly. I predict that will happen soon — no later than October 1. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Welcome to “Compose Your Own Oracle,” a special edition of Free Will Astrology. Departing from tradition, I’m temporarily stepping aside so you can have the freedom to write the exact horoscope you want. Normally, you might be in danger of falling victim to presumptuous arrogance if you imagined you could wield complete control over how your destiny unfolds. But in the days ahead, that rule won’t be as unyielding, because cosmic forces will be giving you more slack than usual. Fate and karma, which frequently impel you to act according to patterns that were set in place long ago, are giving you at least a partial respite. To get the maximum benefit out of “Compose Your Own Oracle,” identify three plot developments you’d like to weave into a self-fulfilling prophecy for your immediate future. Then start weaving. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Almost

two-thirds of us confess that, if we are alone, we might sip milk directly from the carton rather than first pouring it into a glass. Fourteen percent of us have used milk as part of our sexual activities. One out of every five of us admits that we have “borrowed” someone else’s milk from the fridge at work. Most shockingly, four percent of us brag that we have blown milk out our noses on purpose. I expect that in the next two weeks, you Sagittarians

will exceed all these norms. Not just because you’ll be in the mood to engage in mischievous experiments and playful adventures with milk, but because you’re likely to have a looseygoosey relationship with almost everything.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to raise funds in support of political prisoners or volunteer at a soup kitchen or donate blood at a blood bank. In fact, any charitable service you perform for people you don’t know will be excellent for your physical and mental health. You can also generate vivid blessings for yourself by being extra thoughtful, kind and generous toward people you care for. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when unselfish acts will yield maximum selfish benefits. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In his novel

The Jungle, muckraker Upton Sinclair (18781968) exposed the abominable hygiene and working conditions of the meat-packing industry. The uproar that followed led to corrective legislation by the U.S. Congress. Sinclair remained devoted to serving the public good throughout his career. He liked to say that the term “social justice” was inscribed on his heart. Drawing from his inspiration, Aquarius, I suggest you decide what your soul’s main motto is — and imagine that it is written on your heart. Now is a perfect moment time to clarify your life’s purpose and intensify your commitment to it, to devote even more practical, tender zeal to fulfilling the reason you were born.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You know that “patch of bothersome weeds” growing right in the middle of your life? Is it really a patch of bothersome weeds? Or is it perhaps a plot of cultivated blooms that once pleased you but has now turned into a puzzling irrelevancy? Or how about this possibility: Is it a chunk of languishing beauty that might flourish and please you again if it were cared for better? Those are excellent questions for you to pose in the coming days, Pisces. According to my interpretation of the astrological omens, it’s time for you to decide on the future of this quizzical presence.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “The Simpsons” is an animated sitcom that will soon begin its 29th consecutive year on TV. During its run, it has told more than 600 stories. The creators of another animated sitcom, “South Park,” once did an episode entitled “Simpsons

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Love won’t ex-

in formulating plan B and plan C, Leo. Switching over to backups may ultimately bring out more of the best in you and whisk you toward your ultimate goal in unexpected ways.



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ARMOR-CLAD CUTIE You had an amazing smile as you fought on the field of battle. It was as striking as your war paint and eyes. When: Saturday, September 2, 2017. Where: Oakledge Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914100 WE POOPED TOGETHER. FROM ROCHESTER. Your mom scooped our poop, and we frolicked and had so much fun until we had to go. I wish we could’ve sneaked off and sniffed things. I like long, romantic walks, sniffing butts and sleeping on couches. Howl for me, and I will return. Leo. When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Where: Shelburne. You: Man. Me: Man. #914099 MADAILA BALLOON POPPER We shared a magical moment when you stomped on the balloon that I grabbed out of the air. Let’s meet up so we can make other social events less annoying. When: Saturday, September 2, 2017. Where: Madaila on Main. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914098

AT THE FAIR We compared cameras and chatted about the great photo opportunities at the fair. You were with your kids, but I didn’t notice a ring on your finger. Wishing I had given you my number before we split. When: Friday, September 1, 2017. Where: Champlain Valley Fair. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914096 CABARET CUTIE Your partner wasn’t too into it, yet you were enthusiastic and whooping it up. Your dark-blond tight curls caught my eye and kept distracting me. Want to



FLYING INTO BURLINGTON I’m the red-bearded “gentleman.” You were the beautiful math major from Texas. We flirted but were both too excited to be back in Burlington. I’d love a second chance to ask you on an adventure or dinner. When: Monday, August 21, 2017. Where: airplane. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914097

play “kilt versus leaf blower” sometime? I’ll wear the kilt if you bring the leaf blower. When: Friday, August 25, 2017. Where: Green Mountain Cabaret. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914095 GOODWILL THRIFTING GIRL 6 p.m.-ish. You: girl in glasses. Me: guy in hat. I held the first door, and you reciprocated on the second. Your smile was so alluring, and I was glad to see it again in the kitchenware aisle. Just wishing we had exchanged hellos. Maybe we can sometime over coffee out of thrift-store mugs? When: Thursday, August 31, 2017. Where: Goodwill, Shelburne Road, South Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914094 SHAW’S SHELBURNE ROAD EXPRESS CHECKOUT Our eyes connected as I walked by you in the express checkout, 5:30 p.m. Again I saw you when you walked right by me on the way out. Missed my chance to say hello! You: short hair, very attractive. I think you might be interested in meeting me. When: Thursday, August 31, 2017. Where: Shaw’s, Shelburne Road, South Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914093 OF FIREFLIES AND COOKIES Heard you singing ancient melodies to your little babe, gently rocking him to sleep, looking deep into his eyes, searching for that tiny, nascent soul of his. Oh, melt my heart, sweet loving momma. Hope someone’s tending to your heart with the same quiet devotion. When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Where: a grassy field. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914092 ONCE IN A LIFETIME True love only happens once in a lifetime. I realize that now. Now we are stuck with a lot of bad apples. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Work through your problems. Get some time off, if needed. Don’t be so quick to give up, as long as it was nothing major. When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Where: a long time ago. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914091

YOU CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER Amy, you changed my life forever almost 26 years ago. I saw the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. We became best friends and so much more. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. I love you so much. When: Monday, September 11, 2017. Where: CHS. You: Man. Me: Man. #914090 BRUNETTE IN THE BOOKSTORE You were sitting on the floor of the philosophy section reading Kierkegaard and crying. You had a tattoo of the golden spiral in a triangle on your back and curly brown hair. I was in a black shirt and jeans, and I was looking at the art books. You probably didn’t notice me, but I’d like to make you smile. When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Where: Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914089 FRAMES6 AT ROOD POND, 8/27 You were fishing at the dock with your daughter (?) around noon when my boys and I came ashore after our morning fishing trip. I didn’t get a good look at you because I didn’t want to get caught staring. But I liked what I caught a glimpse of. Coffee at the dock some weekend? When: Sunday, August 27, 2017. Where: Rood Pond. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914088 HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET I was staring because you looked familiar and said hi as you went by. Were you looking at me for the same reason, or did I just look odd? Coffee sometime? When: Friday, August 25, 2017. Where: Hardwick Farmers Market. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914087 INDIAN BROOK RESERVOIR MERMAID You were swimming at the boat launch and came out of the water wearing a bikini partially covering a stunning mature body. I walked by with a couple of dogs. I had on a blue shirt and tan shorts. Wished I had stopped to say hello. Want to hike sometime? When: Thursday, August 24, 2017. Where: Indian Brook Reservoir. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914086 ARNOLD BAY INTERLUDE Would you like to continue the conversation? You camped the night at DAR State Park and stopped at Arnold Bay for a swim (at least a dog swim) and lunch. Your dog: a border collie/cattle dog mix. We had a very pleasant conversation on campsites, how pleasant Arnold Bay was at that moment and an eclectic collection of topics. When: Saturday, August 19, 2017. Where: Arnold Bay. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914085


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ASK ATHENA Dear Athena,

How can I tell if my wife has had sex with someone else? In the past few months, she has changed. She shaved herself down there and talks about dirty sex stuff in ways I’m not used to. What do I do? What is going on with her?


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Seriously Suspicious

Want to know what’s going on with your wife? Ask her. Seriously! You know her well, don’t you? She’s your wife, after all. You’ve planned to be together forever. So what’s stopping you from addressing her unusual behavior? The longer you wait to share your concerns, the more your suspicions will grow. Whether she’s been unfaithful or not, it’s clear you’re feeling disconnected from her. Is it just her new ’do “down there” that alarms you? How dirty is this “dirty” talk? Is it possible that she’s just trying to spice things up with you? Maybe she’s been exploring parts of herself that she’s ready to reveal to you. I know the prospect of her changing might be hard. But your decision to grow old together doesn’t preclude personal growth along the way. In fact, change is the only constant in this world, and it’s wise to welcome it with an open mind. But maybe there are other indicators that she’s been sneaking around with someone else. Is she avoiding you? Are you two still having sex? Is she going out more often? You’ll only get to the bottom of this by going straight to the source. Tell her you’ve noticed some changes and you’re not sure what they mean. And tell her you love her. That’s always a good way to start.


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