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A highway project in Swanton is unearthing 7000 years of Native American history in the Missisquoi River delta. Dig it!
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SMALL MART, NOT WALMART
[Re “Promise Land,” July 10]: I was disappointed to read your coverage of “growth” coming to Newport, specifically in the form of a Walmart supercenter and its attendant parking lot, blight, litter, tainted stormwater runoff, etc. Of all the big-box retailers, Walmart has an especially ugly record in killing off locally owned and operated businesses and even entire downtowns. Remember, there is nothing wrong with a town staying small and not getting caught up in the growth-for-the-sake-of-growth machine. Alan C. Gregory
PRIDE OF PLACE
I am surprised there was no mention of Magog, Québec, in the article about Newport [“Promise Land,” July 10]. Earlier this year, I visited Magog, which is right across the lake from Newport. I was totally impressed. It was a vital town, with lots of thriving little businesses, B&Bs, spas on the river, breweries, a chocolatier, nuns making cheese, cider, a boardwalk over the wetlands, lavender fields, bike trails — and all well advertised. They are so proud of their town, and all I could think of is that Newport could be that and more. They only had one kind of cheese! With all our Vermont farmers and locavore activity, Newport could be a great and beautiful destination. Andrea Miksic
HEARING, BUT NOT LISTENING
Quite a show by the South Burlington City Council [Off Message: “SoBu Council Supports F-35 Despite Strong Opposition at Noisy Meeting,” July 9; Fair Game, July 10]. Councilor Chris Shaw made it clear he is motivated by honoring his relationship to the Vermont Air National Guard. Of course, maintaining this relationship is not dependent on bedding the F-35 at the Burlington Airport. Seems to me the relationship he is most concerned about is that with his campaign donors. Councilor Pat Nowak spoke about her displeasure at not being put on the airport commission by the previous council. This came across as an angry woman whining about past grievances that had no bearing on the issue at hand. Councilor Pam Mackenzie’s motivations are unknown because she refused to share them. What was clear is that they did not care one whit about the public’s comments. Immediately after hearing from scores of citizens, Nowak read her previously written motion to support the F-35s. This was a slap in the face to all who made the effort to contribute to the discussion, an affront to democratic principles, a lack of integrity and, in short, a sham! I expected more from the council. Ruth E. Uphold, MD
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I was pleased to see Andy Bromage’s article “Bears, Dogs and Hogs — Oh My! AnimalThemed Laws Enacted in 2013” in your June 26 edition. It was with special interest that I read the section regarding legislation that makes it illegal to kill so-called “nuisance” bears without first using nonlethal measures to protect one’s property. As president of Green Mountain Animal Defenders, I have many opportunities to help people discover humane ways of resolving problems with wildlife. There are many simple, effective ways to coexist with wildlife that do not involve killing animals. Unfortunately, people’s knee-jerk reaction all too often is to reach for a gun or call a trapper. GMAD played a pivotal role in convincing the University of Vermont to remove deadly beaver traps from Centennial Woods and, since then, our advocacy also persuaded River Watch condos in Burlington to employ a humane alternative to the lethal trapping they had originally planned. We are currently working on humane, effective solutions for several other cases involving a variety of wildlife species. The most compelling information we often share is that shooting or lethally trapping “nuisance” animals is actually inefficient. When animals are killed, others inevitably move into that desirable habitat. On the flip side, the use of low-cost, effective, humane options is not only the optimal choice for animals but the most effective way to address human-wildlife conflicts. I encourage everyone to make compassionate choices in their interactions with wildlife and to contact us when advice or assistance is needed: firstname.lastname@example.org or 861-3030. Sharon macNair
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[Re “Local Ad Campaign Seeks to Soften Pit Bulls’ Dangerous Image,” June 26]: From 1977 to 1990 I covered the northern Vermont border country for both Vermont and Québec media. In 1982 I began logging fatal and disfiguring dog attack injuries in both the U.S. and Canada. In the 31 years since, 2667 of 4260 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks were pit bulls; 3443 were in the molosser dog class, which includes pit bulls, rottweilers, mastiffs, boxers and their mixes. Of the 513 human fatalities, 260 were killed by pit bulls; 383 were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2405 people who were disfigured, 1578 were disfigured by pit bulls; 1992 were disfigured by molosser breeds.
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We at HSCC were disappointed by your article “Local Ad Campaign Seeks to Soften Pit Bulls’ Dangerous Image” [June 26], which misrepresented our advocacy campaign, and, more importantly, committed the same old mistakes in perpetuating discrimination against dogs as the mainstream media have for decades. We support providing both sides of a story, but this article’s unbalanced focus on pit-bullbite testimonials and inclusion of nonscientific attack “statistics” only causes further damage to dogs who are guilty of nothing more than looking a certain way. Where are the facts we provided about the inherent flaws of generalizing about any dog based on its appearance? The simple truth neglected by this article is that there is no shared genetic lineage among dogs commonly assumed to be “pit bulls.” That term is a social construct based on physical appearance and is so stigmatized that it serves dogs no better than does a racial slur afflicting people. It shouldn’t need to be said that predicting behavioral tendencies based on appearance alone is plain discrimination — and in the case of dogs, such discrimination is causing the mass destruction of thousands of family pets who have no history of violence. Our pit-bull-advocacy campaign does not seek to “soften a dangerous image.” We hope to obliterate falsity. We seek to instill the truth and end discrimination. We want to encourage people to investigate the facts and question hysteria. We just wish that Seven Days had chosen to help us get the facts out there.
Pit bulls — exclusive of their use in dog fighting — also inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit-bull category. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls and pit mixes are less than 6 percent of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9 percent.
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Once a year we like to snoop on the neighbors. New Yorkers, that is — those “Forever Wild” folks who live right across the lake. Kevin J. Kelley questions that “forever” pledge, though, writing about a potential land swap with a MINING COMPANY that’s divided environmentalists. Kevin also checked out the sepia images of early ADK photographer SENECA RAY STODDARD at a GLENS FALLS MUSEUM, while food writers Alice Levitt and Corin Hirsch sampled the fare at Westport’s BISTRO DU LAC and LAKE GEORGE, respectively. Ken Picard had the happy task of visiting NOMAD AIRSTREAM, a Plattsburgh business that restores and customizes America’s cutest campers. Not least, Paul Heintz got the recreation assignment, paddling the SEVEN CARRIES TRIP and living to write about it. We heart New York.
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ov. PETER SHUMLIN has been racking up the frequent flyer miles as he moonlights as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. In the past five weeks alone, the gov’s Locally owned. spent three days each in Aspen, Nantucket and Chicago, holding meetings and raising money for the group. Since he took over last December, Shumlin’s spent 21 days out NE SS IT F • of state on DGA business, traveling to New LE YOGA • LIFESTY York, Washington, D.C. — even Rome. 100 MAIN ST. BURLINGTON What does Shumlin have to show for 802-652-1454 • YOGARAMAVT.COM it, now that he’s halfway through his oneyear term — other than room-service bills? It all depends on which metric you use. 12v-yogarama061511.indd 1 6/13/11 3:47 PM At its core, the DGA is a fundraising apparatus that funnels unlimited, six- and seven-figure contributions from labor unions, pharmaceutical powerhouses and energy companies to Democratic gubernatorial candidates. During the last two-year election cycle, the organization raised more than $50 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Of that, two major labor unions — AFSCME and the SEIU — ponied up $1.3 and $1.1 million respectively. Contributing more than half a million each were Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and AT&T. Last Friday, Shumlin announced the DGA had raised $15 million during the first six months of his term, making it “wellpositioned to help take back statehouses that belong in Democratic hands,” he said in a statement. That figure is $3.5 million 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21 more than the DGA raised during the same fundraising period four years ago. A circus spectacular at Shelburne But in interviews, Shumlin and his Museum. Circus artists, aerial aides downplay his role in the fundraising acts, carnival games, and activities racket, instead crediting his predecessor, galore! Maryland Gov. MARTIN O’MALLEY — a 2016 presidential aspirant and now the DGA’s fundraising chairman. Vermont residents: “To be honest, I would argue he does as $11 admission; children $5 much work as I do,” Shumlin says. www.shelburnemuseum.org That might be for the best, given how shady the process has become. circus-palooza is a family day sponsored by : As the Center for Public Integrity reported in April, the DGA and its Republican counterpart have taken to creating affiliated nonprofit entities to raise millions of dollars in “dark money” from anonymous donors. And even though Shumlin says he refuses to raise money for his gubernatorial campaigns from pharmaceutical interests, the DGA’s top donors include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. “You know, this is the way I look at it: While I might pick and choose the donors to ‘Shumlin for Governor,’ as chairman of the DGA, I represent all governors,” Shumlin explains. “Therefore I don’t get Double Wall Vacuum Insulated
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involved with who the DGA should or shouldn’t take money from.” Now that’s leadership! Beyond fundraising, Shumlin’s success at the helm of the DGA will ultimately be measured by races won and lost. And this fall, with only New Jersey and Virginia holding gubernatorial elections, he’ll be lucky to go one for two. That’s because every top-flight Democrat in the Garden State opted to sit out the race against juggernaut Republican Gov. CHRIS CHRISTIE — including the DGA’s leading prospect, Newark Mayor CORY BOOKER, who is running for U.S. Senate instead. With Christie holding a devastating 30-point lead over Democratic state senator BARBARA BUONO, even Shumlin concedes New Jersey is “an uphill battle.”
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WILL ULTIMATELY BE MEASURED BY RACES WON AND LOST. “We never think anything is a lost cause, but the DGA’s very careful to spend resources where we think we can win,” Shumlin says, “and we’re still trying to see the evidence that we can win in New Jersey.” To date, the organization has invested just $3800 into Buono’s campaign, says DGA spokesman DANNY KANNER, compared with $2 million in Virginia. In the latter state, former Democratic National Committee chairman TERRY MCAULIFFE is running neck and neck with the state’s conservative attorney general, KEN CUCCINELLI, in an increasingly nasty race for an open seat. “This is a tougher year, but we’re viewing this as a two-year cycle, and we’re putting in place the resources we need for next year,” Kanner explains. To that end, Shumlin’s been working the phones to recruit solid Dems to run in 2014, when 36 states will elect new governors. DOUG SOSNIK, who served as President Clinton’s political director and has
consulted for the DGA for more than a decade, says Shumlin has excelled in making the hard sell. “Getting people to run is where chairs do matter,” Sosnik says. “For some people, it takes quite a bit of nudging to get them over the line and commit.” Shumlin says he personally lobbied key recruits from Maine, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, all of whom he says eventually committed. “I talk to them on the phone. I go see them. I bring them breakfast in bed, if that works — whatever it takes to get winning candidates,” the gov says. “The art of convincing a candidate to run for any office is not only to appeal to them yourself, but to get other people who they listen to to make the appeal.” Other than recruiting candidates, Shumlin says he’s focused on “beefing up” the DGA’s political operations so that the organization can “embed earlier” in nascent campaigns around the country — something he says he wishes the DGA had done for him. Part of that includes moving the organization’s opposition research apparatus in-house, according to executive director COLM O’COMARTUN. “That allows our messaging to be more nimble,” O’Comartun says. In Sosnik’s view, Shumlin’s most important contribution to the DGA is what he hasn’t done. “The first thing the chair can do when they come in is change the staff,” Sosnik says. “Shumlin, I think very wisely, chose to keep the principle guys here.” The governor dispatched his former gubernatorial chief of staff, Jericho resident BILL LOFY, to serve as his liaison and senior adviser to the DGA. But he left O’Comartun, a longtime O’Malley aide, in charge, and kept other senior staffers in place. O’Comartun, who says he sees Shumlin twice a month, describes his new boss as detail-oriented and “very hands-on.” So what has the DGA done for Shumlin and, more importantly, Vermont? The gig hasn’t exactly been a public relations boon for the small-state gov with big ambitions. Other than a smattering of stories in Politico and BuzzFeed — and a pretty awkward appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — Shumlin hasn’t yet succeeded in using the post as a national launching pad. “Meet The Press” host DAVID GREGORY hasn’t yet come a-calling. But Shumlin says his part-time gig’s done plenty for Vermont. Asked for a specific example, he cites what he’s learned from fellow govs about implementing
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Four years after he left the New Haven Advocate to become a staff writer at Seven Days, Vermont is losing anDy Bromage. My esteemed colleague and bearded bro is returning to his native Connecticut. Bromage took over this column in January 2012 and toiled away at it until July, when he was promoted to news editor. Alas, he’s now leaving the journalism fold to serve as communications director for the Foote School, a private K-9 school in New Haven. “I’ve really missed the traffic jams, air pollution and billboards,” Bromage explains. “Plus, there’s only room for one gigantic nose in this state — and Shumlin has me beat by a mile.” Seven Days publisher Paula routly says “the Seven Days news team benefited greatly from Andy’s reportorial guidance, good judgment and humor.” She says the paper plans to hire a new news editor to replace Bromage — and to be in charge of whipping my ass into shape. “TV newsmen are famous for thanking viewers for letting them into their living rooms,” Bromage says. “As a print journalist for a free weekly, I say thanks for letting me into your bathrooms, coffee shops and bus shelters.” Thank you, Andy. And good luck. m
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Three weeks ago we told you about Peter “Summer in Vermont” fundraiser. Vermont’s lone congressman has invited D.C. lobbyists north to hang out in Woodstock for a weekend in August — and contribute $5000 to his campaign war chest. If you can’t make it, never fear. Turns out Sen. Patrick leahy is hosting a “Fall Foliage Retreat” for the same crowd the weekend of Sept. 27 — also for $5000 a pop. Welch’s
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Vermont may soon have to say au revoir to its most prolific political fundraiser. Norwich resident and Democratic National Committee national finance chairwoman Jane StetSon is reportedly a top contender to become the United States’ next ambassador to France. The Hill reported Tuesday that Stetson, a high-profile fundraiser for President Obama’s election and reelection campaigns, “is rumored to be in line for the top diplomatic post in Paris, perhaps the most prestigious ambassadorial position of them all.” Earlier this month, the Washington Post said she was “a strong candidate” for the job, citing, um, “increasing chatter.” “C’est vrai?” we asked Stetson. “At this point, it’s totally hearsay,” she said, refusing to comment any further. Stetson certainly has the pedigree for the post. Her father, arthur WatSon, a former president of IBM’s international business operations, was appointed ambassador to France by President Nixon in 1970. During his tenure, Jane studied at the Sorbonne and the American College in Paris. Stetson’s work raising money for the president puts her in the company of other recent diplomatic picks. According to the Hill, Obama’s doled out at least 19 ambassadorships to big-money campaign contributors and political allies this year alone. By last September, Stetson had already raised more than $2.4 million for Obama’s reelect, the New York Times reported at the time, making her the president’s fifth biggest donation “bundler.” Number four on that list? Vogue editorin-chief anna Wintour, who is reportedly also in contention for the Paris job. With devilish competition like that, all we can say is, “Bonne chance, Madame Stetson!”
Leahy political hand “It’s to showcase Vermont, bring business to Vermont and hopefully encourage these folks to come back again.” Right. And to fill the coffers of his Green Mountain PAC, which raised more than $700,000 during the 2012 election cycle. More than $250,000 of that came from the entertainment industry, lobbyists and law firms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Is it appropriate for Leahy to dole out a weekend’s worth of access to top donors? “Anyone who attends a fundraiser sees Sen. Leahy, so this in some ways is no different than his annual Ben & Jerry’s fundraisers or an event he did in the past with the Grateful Dead,” Dwyer says. Whoa. See how she did that? For a second there, I was all worked up about campaign finance. Now all I want to do is eat some Phish Food and jam out to Jerry.
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oes Burlington have a gang problem? Certainly nothing like the one turning Chicago’s neighborhoods into urban battlefields this
summer. But Mary Alice McKenzie, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, says she’s seen a rise in ganglike activity among some at-risk youth: prearranged fights at schools and in parks; and tales of middle schoolers earning $20 or getting new clothes to act as “runners” or “lookouts” in drug deals. “A couple of boys said, ‘We’re members of the Bloods,’ or ‘My uncle is up from the city and he’s a Blood member and now I’m one, too,’” says McKenzie. “And they started wearing red.” Late last year, McKenzie reached out to school officials, law enforcement and nonprofit leaders, some of whom reported similar concerns. In January, she convened an informal task force of law enforcement and child-welfare professionals with the goal of cutting off gang activity before it takes root. The group has since met once a month. In April, McKenzie brought a national gang expert to Burlington for two days of meetings with police, prosecutors and
school leaders. Prior to this visit, Joe Mollner, a retired Minnesota police official who now works for the Boys & Girls Club of America, helped her distribute a survey to the club’s young members to find out what they knew about gang and drug activity in their schools and neighborhoods. Of the 19 high school and 34 middle school kids who filled out the survey, 14 — roughly a quarter — answered that they knew someone who was in a gang. Among high schoolers, two students said they knew gang members who sold illegal drugs, and three said they knew individuals who brought guns to schools. Six middle schoolers said they knew of people in gangs who fought with others once or twice a month; eight kids answered that they were aware of gangs with rules, roles and colors. Speaking about her efforts for the first time, McKenzie says many community leaders have welcomed the conversation she has started around gangs and drugs. But there are exceptions. Some people, she says, are in “flat-out denial” that Burlington has a gang problem. Others don’t want to talk about it for fear it will spark racial profiling. Indeed, several officials interviewed for the story said privately that they were
reluctant to discuss the subject of gangs for fear of fueling stereotypes about young black men in Vermont, an overwhelmingly white state with a prison population that looks more like the rest of the country. Among those voicing their concerns is Robert Appel, a longtime racial justice advocate and former director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission. In fact, Appel emailed his comments preemptively when he heard Seven Days was reporting this story. “Without a sensitive approach to the subject of ‘gangs and drugs,’ we may be declaring open season on all young black men, irrespective of any factual basis,” warned Appel, who is white. Kyle Dodson, director of Champlain College’s Center for Service & Civic Engagement and a member of McKenzie’s task force, agrees that talk about gangs could “demonize” young men of color. “But that’s a gamble, whereas the other side is a guarantee,” says Dodson, who is African American. “The guarantee, from my perspective, is that young men of color are going to be wrapped up in this stuff, and police and prosecutors are going to be spending time in those populations if we do nothing.”
As it is, a seemingly disproportionate number of the mug shots sent out in press releases from the Burlington Police Department are of black or brown faces. Police Chief Michael Schirling acknowledges that fact could inadvertently “paint Vermont’s community of color with a broad brush,” even though many of the arrested hail from out of state. On the flip side, Schirling warns that racial sensitivity can also go too far. “Drug dealing is a crime. Don’t let someone’s skin color keep you from calling because you’re afraid that you’ll be labeled as biased,” Schirling says. “It cuts both ways.” Combating illegal drugs has become a top priority for Burlington police as unprecedented quantities of heroin have flooded into the state from Brooklyn, Albany, Holyoke and other cities. But do law enforcement officials believe organized gangs are behind it? “Most of the people who sell drugs in Vermont are from Vermont and don’t have any gang ties,” says U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin. “And most of the people who come to Vermont from out of state are not selfidentified gang members.” That said, Coffin says his office is prosecuting more gang members now than in the past — primarily Bloods and Latin Kings. The federal prosecutor has assigned Jim Leene, his law enforcement coordinator, to participate in McKenzie’s task force. “There was a period of time when we had gang wannabe members, and it would be less common to have actual gang members coming to Vermont to sell,” Coffin says. “But we do have members of these gangs who are involved in selling drugs here.” Coffin would not identify any specific cases involving gang members. However, one appears to be that of Frank Caraballo, an accused crack dealer charged with the murder of a woman in Dummerston in 2011. As reported by the Brattleboro Reformer, documents filed by prosecutors in the case indicate that Caraballo and his coconspirators may be affiliated with gangs in the area of Holyoke and Springfield, Mass. Similarly, Schirling says Burlington police have arrested more gang members over the past 18 months — Bloods and Crips identified by tattoos, information on file with other police agencies, or their own confessions. But he would not identify them by name because that information has not been made public in court proceedings, he says.
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The FBI says gangs are active in all 50 Burlington doesn’t have a gang problem in the traditional sense; no one’s cor- states, and it relies on those jurisdictions nering blocks or battling for drug turf, the to voluntarily track and report gang activchief says. But he offers that police “have ity. Vermont is the only state that didn’t a belief that some of the increase in street- submit information to the FBI’s latest level robberies is at least peripherally re- annual report. lated to people trying to prove their worth Anecdotally, Vermont has seen sevto a gang, or just a clique of people.” And eral arrests of suspected gang members as local kids are exposed to that behavior, in recent years. Barre police arrested the chief says, some are emulating it. the leader of a homegrown gang calling Cindy Maguire, head of the Vermont itself the Brotherhood Mafia. Police said attorney general’s criminal division and 21-year-old James Manning, nicknamed a member of McKenzie’s task force, adds, “Rabbit,” allegedly initiated young boys “In terms of established Latin Kings or by raping them in front of other gang Bloods in large numbers, we’ve not been members. able to conclusively confirm that. But we Just over the border in Québec, the sort of want to be ahead of that problem.” Hells Angels Motorcycle Club does a Mollner says it doesn’t take large num- booming business. The U.S. Department M-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6 bers of gang members to cause real prob- of Justice has identified the outlaw group lems. When he was a police commander as a source of marijuana being trafficked 4 0 in St. Paul, Minnesota, from Canada into 802 862 5051 Mollner says the deVermont. Lyndonville S W E E T L A D YJ A N E . B I Z partment identified suffered a rash of 20 gang members colknifepoint muggings lectively responsible in 2011 that police8v-windjammer071713.indd 1 • 1 X Y 7/15/13 10:59 AM rAMA r Y • S e o P 8v-sweetladyjane071713.indd 7/5/13 10:31 ConteM for six homicides and CleAn blamed on a small hundreds of thousands teenage gang called of dollars in illegal Deathrow 35. drug sales. Such accounts — During his and warnings from the Burlington visit, corrections commisMollner met with sioner that gangs were Schirling, Coffin and expanding in Vermont public school officials J O E M O L L nE R prisons — motivated and led a training the legislature to for some 50 people SPRING & SU convene the Vermont Gang Activity Task about ways of dealing with gangs. His MMER Force last year. takeaway? M E R C HANDISE But its 18-page report only acknowlMOTHer GO “You definitely have an emerging gang ldsiGn ns F inHabiT edged a lack of study on the subject and enza COsTa problem there from what I saw and the raG & bOne K/ ller COll rehashed three news stories as evidence of eCTiOn He lMUT lanG people I talked to,” Mollner says. a rise in gang activity. In fact, Mollner thinks Burlington “Fact is, we do not know enough is the right place for a gang-prevention about gang activity in Vermont to move program administered through the Boys & Girls Club of America. If he approves aggressively from research to comprethe club’s application, it would receive hensive intervention,” the task-force $35,000 in U.S. Department of Justice report stated. “As a state, we simply need funds — and possibly another $35,000 more facts.” McKenzie hopes her ad hoc task force in year two — to run a program aimed at redirecting 50 youth at risk for gang can supply those. Like Dodson, she agrees involvement into “pro-social” activities. that the conversation must be handled Only 14 cities across the country have sensitively to avoid stereotyping, but she insists it must be had. similar programs. “I don’t believe it’s right to be so afraid Nationwide, gangs are expanding — and becoming more violent. According of the racial issue that we refuse to acto the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat knowledge there’s a problem with drugs Assessment, there are approximately 1.4 in our community and that we’re afraid to million active street, prison and outlaw talk about them,” McKenzie says. “Even if 198 College Street | Burlington Vt 05401 motorcycle gang members in the U.S. I get treated like a middle-aged reaction802.865.1110 | LiebLingVT.com representing more than 33,000 distinct ary, I’m just going to keep talking about criminal organizations. what we are seeing.” m 07.17.13-07.24.13
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s record-breaking rainfalls gave way to sunshine last weekend, local waterways were once again bustling with swimmers, boaters and anglers. Many people likely assumed that someone had tested the waters to ensure they were safe for public recreation. The same folks probably figured that if thousands of gallons of raw, untreated sewage had inadvertently spilled into those waterways, they’d have heard about it. Guess again, says James Ehlers, executive director of Lake Champlain International, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of Vermont’s largest body of water. Ehlers says sewage spills and overflows from Vermont’s wastewater treatment systems are common occurrences. But the public is only notified when they’re exceptionally large, as was the case in April 2005, when a Burlington sewer line ruptured, spewing millions of gallons of raw sewage in the Winooski River for days before it was repaired; or when fecal bacterial counts exceed safe limits at publicly managed beaches, shutting them down. By law, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is required to post on its website notice of any illegal discharge that “may pose a threat to human health or the environment” within 24 hours of learning about it. Practically speaking, however, Ehlers says that it can take days, if not weeks, before ANR receives those notifications from wastewater treatment plant operators. This is especially true when spills and overflows occur during intense rain events such as the ones Vermont experienced in May and June. As a result, people often learn about those spills, assuming they know where to find the information on ANR’s website, long after they need the information. “What good are weather reports when they come on and tell us it rained yesterday?” Ehlers says. Even after sewage spills are reported, the volume often remains a mystery. ANR confirmed nine “sewage overflows and incidents” between June 12 and July 4. Only one of them provided an estimated quantity: a dechlorination system failure in St. Albans City that allowed 1.17 million gallons of chlorinated water to flow into
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Lake Champlain. The other eight listed discharge amounts as “unknown.” In the event of a spill, plant operators have no obligation to notify the Vermont Department of Health — the state agency charged with testing water to ensure it’s safe enough for fishing, swimming and boating. Admittedly, some of the discharges are small and brief, such as a July 4 spill at pump station No. 9 in Middlebury. According to
Middlebury wastewater superintendent Bob Wells, that discharge was a “combined sewer overflow,” aka CSO. During intense rains, combined wastewater-stormwater systems are designed to allow some runoff to bypass the treatment plant so as not to overwhelm the machinery. Wells says the pump station’s overflow only lasted a half hour and spilled no more than 100 gallons of “true wastewater” into Otter Creek. That’s a tiny fraction of the
750,000 to 4 million gallons of wastewater the Middlebury facility processes every day. “I’m not trying to minimize it,” Wells emphasizes, “but it is a small amount.” Ernie Kelley, program manager for the wastewater program within ANR’s watershed management division, admits that the state has a “somewhat inconsistent policy” regarding the reporting of CSO events. Some municipalities acknowledge them immediately, he says, while others wait until they file their required monthly reports. “We definitely realize that it’s a deficiency in how we’re reporting things at this time that we need to correct,” Kelley says, adding that plans are in the works to include spill volumes on the state website. Part of the problem, Kelley explains, is that combined stormwater and wastewater systems are considered outdated technology. The state’s goal is to phase them out, but larger systems such as Burlington’s would be too cost-prohibitive to replace all at once. A contributing factor, Kelley explains, are roof drains and basement sump pumps that are illegally hooked into the sewer system — instead of the stormwater one. “It’s amazing how much storm-induced flow comes from those two sources alone,” he says, noting that it would be “quite the major undertaking” to find the offenders. But doing so would alleviate some of the problem. Anthony Iarrapino, a senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation in Montpelier, says that some of Vermont’s recent sewage spills can be blamed on systems that date back to the Civil War era. But many others occurred during dry spells, he says, in systems not designed to mix stormwater and wastewater. “It isn’t anyone’s fault if it rains,” says Iarrapino, “but it is their fault if they’re not investing in their systems, especially when it’s the case that you’re getting multiple discharges year after year.” Between January 2007 and March 2011, CLF documented 142 incidents involving unpermitted sewage discharges, the effect of which was nearly 21 million gallons of raw sewage dumped into Vermont waterways. Iarrapino emphasizes that none SEWAGE PLANTS
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became state’s attorney in 2006. The first was the accidental shooting death of retired St. Michael’s College professor John Reiss, who was killed in 2008 in his home by an errant bullet from a nearby shooting range. That grand jury indicted two men for involuntary manslaughter. One struck a plea deal; the other was convicted and sentenced. Other grand juries may have been convened, but Donovan says the law prohibits him from discussing them. Donovan says he uses grand juries sparingly for “cases that are controversial and where there’s some question about the state of evidence.” Donovan says he and Sorrell, who duked it out in last year’s primary for attorney general, jointly decided to use a grand jury for Nokes due to the sensitive nature of prosecuting a cop and to make sure they “get it right.” Donovan dismissed the notion that the elected prosecutors used the process for political cover, noting that, starting next week, he’ll be the one prosecuting the case. “At the end of the day, all a grand jury does is charge,” Donovan says. “You’ve still got to prosecute it. There’s nowhere to hide then. There’s no cover whatsoever. Now you have to prove the case, which is the hard part.” Assistant Attorney General John Treadwell echoed that. The “real reason” to use a grand jury, he says, is for cases where “the community’s view of whether this is a matter that should proceed with a prosecutor is significant.” That may be, says St. Johnsbury criminal defense attorney David Sleigh, but the grand jury indictment affords prosecutors some distance from the charges and allows them to face critics with a simple response: “The people have spoken,” as Sleigh puts it. This isn’t the first time Donovan has prosecuted Nokes in his courtroom. The 19-year police veteran pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in 2011 after police found him slumped over his steering wheel in the median of Interstate 89 with a blood-alcohol content that was five times the legal limit. Nokes’ lawyer, Brooks McArthur, notes the grand jury process by its nature allows the state to “cherry pick” the evidence jurors hear, and the defense has no role. “Once all the evidence comes out and he has the opportunity to defend himself,” McArthur assures, “he’ll be exonerated.” m
of these discharges were CSO events but rather failures of sanitary sewer systems caused by operator error and aging infrastructure. Neither Iarrapino nor Ehlers put the blame on plant operators. As Ehlers puts it, “It’d be like criticizing someone who’s forced to drive around on flat tires for their poor driving skills.” Both men suggest that there’s a lack of political will to hit up taxpayers to adequately fund needed infrastructure improvements. A major spill can change that. Iarrapino notes that in 2006, following Burlington’s huge sewer-line rupture, CLF and others convinced lawmakers to pass a law requiring every sewer plant to submit to ANR an “operation, management and emergency response plan” that also identifies infrastructure in need of upgrades and repair. That plan must be updated each time the permit is renewed. But Ehlers points out there’s still no comprehensive way of measuring the environmental or public health impacts of all this untreated sewage flowing into Lake Champlain. Last week, the Vermont Department of Health issued a press release touting its volunteer system for reporting blue-green algae blooms on Lake Champlain. The algae is toxic to humans and animals, and some emerging scientific research suggests it may even be linked to certain deadly neurological disorders, such as ALS. There’s no systematic tracking of more common health problems associated with sewage spills, such as earaches, stomachaches and diarrhea. State toxicologist Sarah Vose says that testing for E. coli, considered a “fecal indicator bacteria,” only occurs at managed beaches and swimming areas, such as Burlington’s North Beach and Oakledge Park. When the public swims, boats or fishes at other locations, she says, they do so at their own risk. “It would be great if there were a centralized location that beachgoers could use to look on their phones and say ‘Oh, look, the E. coli is high at this beach,’” Vose adds. “That might be a possibility in the future, but right now, you have to check with each beach.” Until someone invents the fecal coliform app for smartphones, Vermonters will have to rely on yesterday’s “weather report” to figure out where to go swimming tomorrow. m
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n a recent Wednesday evening in the basement of Burlington’s Halflounge, the BURLINGTON WRITERS WORKSHOP is trying to figure out what works and doesn’t in LIZZY FOX’s poem. Fox, a teacher and performance poet, will star in her own spoken-word event the following week as part of the HELEN DAY ART CENTER’s exhibit “Exposed.” Right now, though, she’s in the hot seat. She reads aloud a dark poem addressed from a seemingly estranged child to a parent, then murmurs, “This is super rough.” Once Fox falls silent, it’s time for the attendees of this particular meeting — 15 prose and verse writers, not all from Burlington, and with ages ranging over perhaps five decades — to weigh in. “I got ‘alcoholic,’ ‘troubled,’ possibly ‘abusive father,’” one woman says. “I would be careful about being really definitive about the role of the TV as a metaphorical vehicle,” says the man beside her. This is not one of those writers’ workshops where eliciting critique is like pulling teeth. The participants aren’t harsh — PETER BIELLO, who organizes the BWW and is leading this session, sees to that. But the comments are precise, articulate and opinionated. And this is only a small sampling of the BWW, a growing group that has gained local visibility in recent months with an anthology and public readings. The BWW started as the Burlington Writers Group in 2009, the same year Biello moved up from North Carolina. (He’s now a producer at VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO.) “Looking for a social life” in Burlington, Biello says, he found his way to a meeting at a member’s apartment. About a year later, he was leading the group, which has swelled from three or four members to nearly 300. “It’s pretty amazing how people have taken to this,” Biello says. Of course, not all those registered members come to all the workshops, which are capped at 15. But in the past six months, Biello says, 100 members have attended at least one. He adds that writers like the flexibility of coming when they choose to the weekly and
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sometimes twice-weekly meetings, which have whimsical names drawn from previously critiqued manuscripts. (The next meeting, on July 24, is called “Insatiable as a Succubus.”) The group uses Meetup.com to take head counts and distribute work for critique. Biello, who holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says the group “had to develop guidelines so we had some kind of
members’ work, The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2013. A Kickstarter campaign raised $3600 to produce the paperback, which has sold over 100 copies so far. All proceeds go toward the next annual edition, for which Biello is taking submissions and seeking editors. The BWW is networking, too. It has held public readings at the Essex Free
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structure.” Since his arrival, the BWW has come to resemble an MFA workshop, with writers required to sit silent during discussion of their work. They must also critique one piece of work before submitting their own. “We try to start based on what’s working well,” Biello says. Writers, he adds, “like the protective atmosphere. It’s not a place where we’re going to shoot you down. We’re going to play to your strengths.” At the BWW, “we focus on getting better before we talk about getting published,” Biello says. Still, last year the group self-published an anthology of its
Library and other venues and will have a presence at September’s BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL. After a VERMONT STAGE COMPANY board member showed up at a BWW meeting, participants were invited to submit stories for possible use in VSC’s annual holiday production Winter Tales. They’ve also been asked to blog about artists and performers for the FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. Retired Johnson State College professor DARLENE WITTE-TOWNSEND came from Fairfax for this workshop. She says the BWW’s “very good, free-flowing conversation” has “helped me grow as a
poet.” Listening to critiques of her work was “very humbling and tremendously stimulating.” Part of the strength of that conversation, Witte-Townsend notes, is that “You have several generations represented.” That’s true tonight. Representing a mature perspective is AL URIS of Waitsfield, whose fiction appears in the anthology; he says he returned to writing recently after his career as a New York trial lawyer. On the younger side are Fox and artist AMANDA VELLA, who say the BWW has helped them make new connections. “It’s awesome,” Fox says. “Peter creates a really good tone.” Vella says she came seeking “a community of people to have an intellectual conversation with.” She found it, and the group has inspired her to branch out from poetry to prose. On this Wednesday, when two poets have presented their work, it’s Biello’s turn. He’s written a story about mother-daughter conflict that gets everybody talking about whether maternal selflessness is a myth. Is the mom’s character development believable? Has her ex been depicted too much like “Satan”? The story makes people argue about real stuff as well as words — as fiction should. At last, the critiques draw to a close. Most members slip out, but it’s not over. Four writers take out their guitars and join Biello in a jam. They settle into “Fly Me to the Moon,” and Uris croons the lyrics smoothly enough to evoke Sinatra. The moment has a touch of poetry in its own right.
The Burlington Writers Workshop holds its next meeting on Wednesday, July 24. For information on signing up, go to burlingtonwritersworkshop.com. The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2013, 125 pages. $12 print or $.99 e-book (price good through July). Lizzy Fox Spoken Word Event. Thursday, July 18, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Donations accepted. helenday.com
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topographical-anatomical resemblance notwithstanding, we can state with assurance that it is not named for 1950s Hollywood sex kitten Jayne Mansfield. As is the case with many Vermont place names, there are “several theories” for the origins of this one, writes Robert Hagerman in his 1975 book Mansfield: The Story of Vermont’s Loftiest Mountain. He starts by dismissing the suggestion that the name has something to do with farming — as in “Man’s Field.” Hagerman doesn’t argue the point on his own. He cites an 1861 letter to the editor of a Montpelier newspaper from a certain “R.L.P.” of Stowe. “Man’s Field,” this letter writer scoffs, would be “inappropriate for a locality so little adopted to agricultural purposes.” In her authoritative 1977 book Vermont Place Names: Footprints of HIistory, Esther Munroe Swift offers the standard explanation for “Mansfield.” Her exegesis is echoed in the Wikipedia entry for the mountain. Swift and others say the mountain shared the name of a since-vanished Vermont town, whose early settlers included a contingent of flatlanders from Mansfield, Conn. Hagerman doesn’t buy that, though. He turns this time to Dr. W.G.E. Flanders, whom Hagerman describes as an innkeeper on Mansfield’s western flank
t 4393 feet in elevation, Mozodepowadso ranks as the biggest thing in Vermont. What? Never heard of Old Mozo? OK, maybe you know it by the translation of its Abenaki name: Moosehead Mountain. Still doesn’t sound familiar? That’s because neither the native name nor its English-language version remained in use after the mid-18th century. Vermont’s most prominent natural feature instead came to be called Mt. Mansfield. No one knows for sure why a few Abenaki place names — Winooski, Missisquoi and Ascutney among them — survived the coming of the white man while many others, including Mozodepowadso, did not. Colin Calloway, a professor of Native American studies at Dartmouth College and author of a book on Abenaki history, offers a general explanation. “In lots of cases Indian names are replaced as part of the erasure of the Native past (and presence),” he writes in an email. “In cases where Indian names survive, it can be because the name just sticks and enters the local language, or it may be that the newcomers want to keep them as romanticized reminders of the area’s Native heritage.” It’s also not entirely clear why the mountain got labeled Mansfield. Any
stateof thearts Burlington Ensemble to Bring Summer Serenades to Shelburne Farms and Other Venues B y Amy Li LLy OLivER PARini
appealed to us” — particularly the group’s offer to support VT-FEED. The program is one of the many ways the nonprofit Shelburne Farms uses its 1400-acre working farm and historic buildings to promote and teach sustainable conservation practices. Also appealing was the fact that BE brought back classical music to a venue long loved by Vermont Mozart Festival goers, Webb notes, but “on a smaller scale that’s easier to manage.” Summer Serenades audiences can still eat a picnic dinner on the lawn. But the concerts won’t be weather dependent, and, says Webb, the Coach Barn provides “a little more intimacy with the musicians.” Since the Mozart Fest folded in 2010, the only classical music at Shelburne Farms has been the Vermont symphony orchestra’s July Fourth concerts — of which the last two were rained out. “BE feels like a new idea that’s gradually taking hold,” Webb says. “They’re the little kid on the block.” For his part, Dabroski considers it a “privilege” to work with Shelburne Farms. “When Alec and I first met, the Mozart Festival was still happening,” he recalls. “I think we’re in the spot of establishing a new tradition. “And it’s better,” he avers. “There’s no rain [risk], and we’re putting money back into the community instead of into management and marketing.”
BE has no board or director and relies on its nonprofit partners to market the concerts to their members. Dabroski and Hirsch chose a “night” theme for the festival, crafting a program of Brahms and Bartók for “Gypsy Night,” for instance, and pairing Britten’s Phantasy Quartet with R.V. Williams’ Phantasy Quintet for “Phantasy Night.” (No phish is on the program.) “Starry Night,” a program that will be played at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, the West Monitor Barn and Castleton State College before closing the festival at Shelburne Farms, includes Giovanni Bottesini’s second double-bass concerto, played by rachel calin, and Mendelssohn’s octet. Double-bass concerti are rarely heard in concert, Dabroski notes, but audiences of last year’s Summer Serenades will most likely recognize the Mendelssohn octet, which has become BE’s signature ending. Whether the stars will actually be out or obscured by more summer rain is, thankfully, of little consequence. m
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rom September to April, the chamber group Burlington ensemBle plays a series of “90/10” concerts to benefit local nonprofits. The charities take in 90 percent of the proceeds — which means the musicians still have to be paid somehow. That’s where BE’s summer festival, summer serenades, comes in. Now in its second full year, the festival has doubled in size — to 10 concerts at five venues over three weeks — and slightly raised its ticket prices to underwrite BE’s expanding community-oriented mission. But BE’s founders, violinists michael daBroski and soFia hirsch, apparently can’t be trusted to offer purely mercenary fare
even during the summer. One Serenades concert, at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, will benefit the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps with 25 percent of its proceeds. And four more, at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, will do the same for Vermont Food Education Every Day. VTFEED is a farm-to-school collaborative project of Shelburne Farms, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and Food Works at Two Rivers Center in Montpelier. Shelburne Farms president alec WeBB says that when Dabroski and Hirsch first approached him about holding concerts there, “their community-oriented mission
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hen I walked into the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts recently to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit, I had two thoughts right off the bat: Holy crap! and I will not be able to think of enough superlatives to describe this. I’m sure it’s not an uncommon reaction to the seriously mind-blowing creations of this world-renowned, Washington-based artist. Some might, however, be more elegant. Whatever. I’ve seen individual works by Chihuly in several other museums over the years, but MMFA’s show, aptly called “Utterly Breathtaking,” is the first time I’ve had the
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and on the upturned faCes of gallerygoers. surreal pleasure of a Chihuly experience. That is to say, walking among, and under, his vibrantly colored creations. The museum curated the works beautifully — sparsely and with brilliant lighting that makes the glass sculptures seem to glow from within. When you climb the stairs to the
second-floor exhibition rooms, Chihuly’s anemone-shaped discs float overhead, suspended along the sides of the stairwell. On the landing, you are greeted by a piece called “Turquoise Reeds”: a stand of tall, blue tubes of glass seem to grow like stalagmites from an arrangement of oversize driftwood. Both of these installations give the sense of marine creatures and botanicals, but electrified. Stroll into the next room and you can literally lie down on provided cushions to meditate on the “Persian Ceiling” overhead. A transparent dropped ceiling holds up hundreds of anemone- and globular-shaped glass works in vivid hues
and patterns. The lighting above them sends color cascading down the walls and on the upturned faces of gallerygoers. I totally want this. A succession of other rooms — darkened so that the glass seems to float in space — present more astounding feats of imagination and technique. Gaping at an enormous explosion of squiggles, I think both How could he make this? and How the hell was this packed and shipped without breaking? Glass, after all, is fragile. (I also wondered how the museum could risk installing a monumental yellow piece titled “The Sun” outside, exposed to both the elements and potential vandals.)
NEFCU is…PROTECTING YOU What’s in a Name? « p.21 during the 1920s. Claiming to have given the matter “considerable study,” Flanders concluded that the mountain and town alike were named for a chief justice of England, Lord Mansfield. Flanders rejected the Connecticut connection because, he noted, the town called Mansfield in that state didn’t come to be known as such until 1774. That’s 11 years after Benning Wentworth, the governor of the British colony of New Hampshire, issued a charter to a group of grantees in what he dubbed the town of Mansfield, Vt. (Its territory was later divided between the towns of Underhill and Stowe.) Wentworth “had good reason to honor Lord Mansfield by naming the town after him,” Hagerman says. He notes that Mansfield and another English official had jointly ruled in 1752 that the land between the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain should be considered part of the Wentworth-governed royal province of New Hampshire, and not of New York, which also claimed that territory.
Footnote: Even though Mansfield is indisputably the tallest mountain in Vermont, it probably is not the best loved. Mansfield’s anthropomorphic profile — forehead, nose, lips, chin — can’t match the shapely appeal of its more glamorous neighbor, Camel’s Hump. French settlers thought the shorter mountain resembled a lion, so they called it Le Lion Couchant. And that moniker has occasioned its own dispute. Vermont peaceniks hate it when Le Lion Couchant gets translated as Crouching Lion. It’s “couching,” they insist, because, as Hagerman relates, that term signifies “rest and repose rather than alertness of imminence of attack.” m
Thanks to Green Mountain Club director Will Wiquist for passing along the relevant section of Robert Hagerman’s book. Thanks also to the GMC summit caretakers who have worked for decades to protect the alpine vegetation atop Mozodepowadso.
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Chihuly has exhibited in and been collected by major museums all over the world. The Tacoma, Wash., native founded an international glass center, the Pilchuck Glass School, in Washington State, and has received dozens of awards. Last year, Chihuly Garden and Glass opened in Seattle, comprising an exhibition hall, glasshouse, theater and garden. Now
One can only wonder what kind of genius thought of blowing human breath down a metal tube, forming a bubble inside of a molten blob of glass ... For me, it’s the most mysterious and magical of all the inventions or materials that mankind has invented or discovered.
approaching 72, the artist has clearly not grown tired of his craft. One of the exhibition rooms at the MMFA, however, might be read as a fantastical metaphor for passing to another realm — or perhaps for simply passing along these gifts of glass. Titled “The Boats,” the installation consists of two life-size dinghies filled with glass tendrils, stems, floral shapes and spheres, as delicate as they are vibrant. Are the glassworks floating toward an unknown destination? Or are they tethered to these shores? It’s hard to tell. Either way, these boats, and these rooms, contain the alchemical magic of earth and light that began in grains of sand. m
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per hour. With its twin RollsRoyce jet engines, the vehicle looks like a DC-9, except with a long, pointy car in the middle instead of a plane. However, and here’s why you don’t see jet cars in auto showrooms, you don’t get miles per gallon in this thing. You get 211 feet. A few intrepid souls have successfully installed jet engines in street cars. One example I found on the internet was a Volkswagen Beetle using a 1350-horsepower GE helicopter engine converted to jet use. The flames shooting out the back end look impressive in the pictures, but the owner concedes he’s never really torqued out in the thing. More daring were the builders of a twin-jet Toyota MR2, who claim they got it up to 187 mph during a run on the salt flats.
Plenty of rocket cars have been built as well, mostly for land speed record attempts. The most extreme example surely is the Bloodhound SSC, under development by the same team that came up with the Thrust SSC. This baby will use a fighterjet engine and a rocket to reach 1000 mph — assuming it doesn’t first encounter a canyon wall. There’s a simpler way to put a jet engine in your car: Install a gas turbine. To give you a little background, a simple jet engine takes in air, compresses it, and sends it to a combustor where it’s used to burn fuel (typically jet fuel, diesel or kerosene). The hot exhaust gas turns a turbine that powers the compressor, and exits the rear of the jet engine at high velocity to provide thrust. For land vehicles, you can design a jet engine so most of
the energy goes into turning the turbine, which then powers a driveshaft. Gas-turbine engines have definite advantages: fewer moving parts, a high power/ weight ratio and, believe it or not, smooth, quiet operation. Gas-turbine cars enjoyed something of a vogue in the years after World War II, with inventors promising vehicles capable of 40 to 50 miles per gallon on the highway. Chrysler used its experience making aircraft engines during the war to introduce in 1963 the most popular gas-turbine car ever produced: a sedan featuring a 130-horsepower engine. At a time when people were just getting
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hear you, brother. I understand energy efficiency and all that stuff. But in Despicable Me, when you see Gru tooling around in his jet-powered SUV (or maybe it’s rocket-powered; the details of propulsion aren’t entirely clear), every red blood cell in your body screams I want one of those. Cars today overwhelmingly feature four-stroke gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines, with a few oddball vehicles powered by twostroke engines, steam or other methodology. To hear some fringe enthusiasts talk, the only reason the four-stroke engine has become so popular is due to a cabal of engineers named Otto in the pay of the piston-ring industry. The sane, however, tend to agree that four-stroke engines provide an excellent balance of power output, drivability, energy efficiency, tolerance of widely varying environmental conditions and suitability to mass production. Plus, at least in the old days, all you needed to fix one was a well-stocked tool chest and some beer. In contrast, strapping a jet engine to a car is something Wile E. Coyote would do. I’m not saying that like it’s bad. The jet-powered Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier during a 1997 run in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, setting the current land vehicle speed record at 763 miles
used to the idea of interstates, this was a car meant for highspeed cruising. Only 55 Chrysler Turbines were made. They were reportedly a big hit with the 203 lucky families chosen to test-drive them from among a huge pool of volunteers. Noted car collector Jay Leno owns one and in his column for Popular Mechanics has praised its quiet engine and smooth acceleration. Unfortunately, acceleration was also slow, one reason gasturbine cars never made it to the mass market. In addition they were expensive, required diesel fuel rather than gasoline, and had high emissions and poor city fuel economy. They offered a good mix of power and fuel economy under heavy load, though, and so found a niche in military vehicles such as the Army’s M1 Abrams tank. In recent times there’s been some interest in using gas turbines in hybrid vehicles, with an electric motor for city driving and a turbine that charges the batteries and kicks in for full power on the highway. Sadly for Grumobile fans, should such a vehicle ever make it to market, it’ll look like pretty much any other car — no giant spinning turbofan, no flaming plume of exhaust.
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bowling-like paraphernalia in a child’s grave in Egypt and even discovered what appears to be a circa-200-to300-AD bowling alley south of Cairo. As a result, some speculate that the ancient Egyptians invented bowling. Is Dumas paying homage to the sport’s alleged origins? “Not necessarily,” he says. Does he keep more bowling art inside his house? Balls installed in the foundation? An old racking machine in the kitchen? Nope, Dumas says: The tribute to his business stops at the end of the driveway. But for drivers and bikers, the unexpected spectacle along Route 58 is where the fun begins. Some people stop for impromptu photo shoots, while others have relieved the pyramid of a few balls — a practice Dumas does not wish to encourage. On another occasion, an anonymous donor left three balls and a kind note by the front door — proving that passersby on Route 58 both take away and give. A bonus of having the geometric pile on his property, Dumas says, is that “It’s handy if you ever want to give folks directions.” Asked if he has plans for more expansion, Dumas shrugs and grins. “Nah … but I’m still trying to come up with something to do with the used pins.” m
gets rolled at a crowd of pins again and adding balls to balance out the upper again, tournament after tournament; tiers. A year later, the base became nine eventually, they wear out and crack. by nine — then, this past spring, 10 by 10. Then what? Dumas still had surplus balls. “I wasn’t Dumas isn’t sure just when he started going to go any bigger, so I made the little building his pyramid: “Five, eight, nine, ones, the ‘sprouts,’” he says, referring to 10 years [ago]?” he wonders. “Time flies.” the four mini-pyramids that gird the First, he made a base layer of six by main structure. six — 36 balls, half sunk in the ground Dumas, a gently worn 50-year-old to keep them from “squashing out” who grew up in Hyde Park, was 26 from the cumulative weight and out of work when his thenof the tiers he built next: wife set him rolling on the five by five, four by four, path toward owning three by three and two his current business. by two, capped off She was working as with a single ball. a bartender at both There he the Morrisville stopped — but not Bowl (now closed) for long. In the and the Missisquoi winter, Dumas’ 10Lanes, and she Kevin Dumas lane alley is really introduced Dumas hopping. It hosts the to her boss. Dumas Ethan Allen League and struck a deal to purchase cO ur the Twin County Mix-Ups, the Lowell business from te S y Of J u lia Sh iple y with teams such as the Aces the Swanson family, which at and the Black Knights. The youth the time also managed a third alley, league comes on Saturday morning, the Waterfront Lanes in Newport. seniors from Canada every Wednesday In 1995, Dumas built a house close to afternoon. With players on all 10 lanes, his business, on this Lowell hilltop propfive or six people to a team, that’s 60 erty where he now lives with his second bowling balls hurtling toward the pins, wife and stepdaughter. each impact sounding like a muffled When viewed from Dumas’ front cannon blast. “I think it’s affected my porch, the pyramid seems to pay a multihearing,” Dumas admits. colored tribute to the mountains beyond Sure, but his busy lanes also provide it. But is there a deeper significance to its him with fodder. shape? A few years ago, Dumas widened the Bowling aficionados may know pyramid’s base to eight by eight balls, that archaeologists have found ancient
he Lowell Mountain wind turbines, twirling like giant gaunt pinwheels, are the newest spectacle along Route 58. But it’s the lone pyramid of bowling balls that folks traveling between Irasburg and Lowell have gawked at and pondered for the better part of a decade. “People stop and take pictures, especially during foliage season,” reports Kevin Dumas, the pyramid’s engineer. “But no one’s ever come to the door and asked me about it.” The five-foot-tall pyramid sits like a colorful, unlikely cairn next to the mountainous pass on the state road linking Route 100 to I-91. Dumas, who owns the adjoining house, says the monument is composed solely of bowling balls and gravity. There’s no glue or other bonding agent, just balls — 485 of them. They look like a temple of oversize gumballs resting on a bed of barbecue-colored mulch, situated where some homeowners might plant a bush or set out a couch they didn’t want. Why station a pyramid of bowling balls so perilously close to the road? Bowling balls aren’t cheap when new — about $160 each, which might have made this a costly installation. Luckily for Dumas, however, he happens to own the bowling alley in nearby Lowell, Missisquoi Lanes, and over his 24-year tenure he’s acquired a lot of retired equipment. Originally made of wood, the orbs are now manufactured from plastic (reactive resin, urethane or a combination thereof ) and marketed with names ranging from sinister (Terror, Abduction, First Blood) to silly (Cute Witch, Captain Awesome, Monster Eyeball). At Missisquoi Lanes, each of these approximately 16-pound globes
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A Tale of Two Migrants
o the U.S. government, the police, the press and most people, there are two kinds of undocumented immigrants. Danilo Lopez is one kind. “Rose” is another. Lopez is a migrant Mexican farmworker employed in Charlotte. Since his arrival five years ago, he has become an effective, beloved organizer for the grassroots organization Migrant Justice. Vermonters learned his name when a routine traffic stop near Middlesex last September led to the initiation of deportation proceedings against him. Migrant Justice and other activists swung into action to persuade the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to let him stay. The campaign gained the support of the governor and the Vermont congressional delegation; it won state legislation to improve migrant workers’ lives — prohibiting racial profiling by police, including undocumented workers in single-payer health care and granting them “driver’s privilege cards.” And on Tuesday, ICE granted Lopez permission to stay in the country at least another year. “Rose” is the pseudonym of a Korean masseuse at Seiwa Spa in Essex. Also possibly undocumented, Rose has been in the U.S. about a decade, in New York and Vermont. Along with rubdowns of the non-erogenous zones, she offers clients hand jobs and perhaps other sexual services. Three days after Seven Days’ exposé last month of Seiwa and similar establishments in Chittenden County, the place shut down. Rose’s whereabouts are unknown. The “chatty” and “affectionate” Rose told reporter Ken Picard that she was on duty day and night, seven days a week, was paid only in tips, and lived on the premises. The one place in the area she could identify was the Macy’s where she bought makeup. She didn’t know the name of Lake Champlain. The establishments Picard visited had covered or barred windows, locked doors (from the inside), surveillance cameras and no visible computers or cashiers. His sources called these typical features of illicit businesses “red flags” that the workers were being held captive. Of the lives of Vermont’s 1200 to 1500 migrant dairy farmworkers, Migrant Justice says: “Workers typically work 60 to 80 hours per week and endure extreme isolation, often without a clear sense of where they are.” They exist in “highly restrictive living and labor environments, and are overly dependent on employers to meet their basic needs. The great majority of workers lack basic freedoms like the ability to gather as a community, go to the hospital, or go to the market.” The organization describes Lopez’s situation in the context of trade agreements that have decimated family farming in both Mexico and the U.S., forcing Mexicans to cross the border for work and Vermont farmers to hire them at low wages. But because migrant dairy
hands, like other “unskilled” workers, can’t get work visas, they live as criminals in a country that depends on their labor. Law enforcement and victims’ advocates describe Rose’s situation differently. They suspect she was brought here by diabolical operators who prey on girls and women, promising legitimate jobs at good pay in another country, then enslaving them in the sex trade once they arrive. Because he is a man, Danilo Lopez is generally be-
and prostitution abolitionists call Rose a victim of sex trafficking — a slave. In fact, simply doing sex work — even if not by “force, fraud or coercion” — defines Rose as a victim under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). His exploitation is viewed as economic, hers as moral. To supporters, Lopez needs organizing. And Rose needs rescue. Under U.S. law, work is work and sex is sex. Sex work is not work: It is a crime, either by or against the person doing it. If the sex worker is a foreigner who can prove she is a victim of “severe forms of trafficking,” she is exempt from punitive immigration law. But sorting the “guilty” from the “innocent” migrant sex workers isn’t easy. Cops frequently “mistake” trafficking victims for ordinary prostitutes and arrest, release or order them to immigration court. The alleged victims themselves are no help. “Williston police had been receiving reports about the activity at Harmony Spa for years,” WPTZ News reported in Vermont, “but were unable to act on their information because, when questioned, the female employees would never admit they were victims.” This confusion is historical — and, say critics, deliberate. The impetus and language of antitrafficking law came from feminists and evangelicals who believe all sex work is coercion and want to abolish prostitution. But, by the time these people began to influence policy, sex workers were organizing for rights, not rescue. The term “trafficking” was strategic: It resonated not just with conservatives but also with labor-rights activists concerned about abuses in the mobile global economy. “‘Trafficking’ has become a way to talk about the internationalized aspects of things that have been happening for a long time — kidnapping, forced labor, lying to someone about being hired when they are actually being entrapped in a bondage scheme — as if they were one distinct phenomenon,” says University of Massachusetts Amherst gender and sexuality studies professor Svati Shah. “But ‘trafficking’ basically means prostitution” — including the voluntary kind. Although many experts believe forced, unpaid labor in factories, homes or restaurants is more prevalent than sexual slavery, it was not until 2000 that antitrafficking law mentioned other forms of labor, according to Alicia Peters, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of New England. Still, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, TVPA’s precursor, was almost entirely about sex and women; it contained the statute that would later become the Violence Against Women Act. Federal and state laws (including Vermont’s) still have two categories: sex trafficking and everything else. file: michael tonn
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lieved to have come to the U.S. of his own volition. To some, that makes him courageous and self-sacrificing, one of those hardworking, churchgoing, family-loving immigrants President Obama talks about. To others, he is a “wetback” who’s come to steal our jobs and mooch off our welfare system. Because she is an Asian woman, Rose is assumed to be docile and guileless (the performance of these traits is her appeal as a prostitute, too). She must have been tricked or kidnapped by some other sinister Asian — echoes of the 19th-century “white slaver” — because surely no one would choose to come to the Land of Opportunity to give hand jobs. Migrant Justice calls Lopez the subject of “human rights and workers’ rights abuses.” Law enforcement
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addressing the contexts of livelihood and migration, the conditions that make sexual commerce a viable livelihood strategy for poor people around the world continue to exist.” Tightening the borders — which is part of the antitrafficking regime — only increases the price and risk to the migrant, and also her potential exploitation. “The laws meant to prevent trafficking make trafficking more likely,” Peters says. Similarly, criminalizing sex work fosters violence from police and clients, legitimizes discrimination and stymies demands for better working conditions, including safer-sex practices. This is why the United Nations Development Programme, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization call for decriminalization, including the repeal of laws prohibiting brothel keeping — like those used to shutter Vermont’s massage parlors. And, declares the UNDP’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, “Anti-humantrafficking laws must be used to prohibit sexual exploitation and they must not be used against adults involved in consensual sex work.” No work is intrinsically degrading. Migrant Justice was founded in 2009 after a Mexican farmworker was strangled when his clothes got caught in the gutter cleaner. He died sluicing cow shit from a barn. The organization’s first act was to bring his body home for a dignified funeral. Vermont has shown reason and compassion in upholding the rights of men like Danilo Lopez. The same cannot be said for sex workers, unless they are designated as victims. Until proven otherwise, we should assume that Lopez and Rose are adults who’ve made choices under tough conditions. Both are workers. They should be treated the same. m
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That lets law enforcers put their energy where their passion is: into saving damsels they feel are in distress. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gives “T-visas,” fouryear temporary residency and work permits, to immigrant victims of human trafficking. It doesn’t grant many: With an annual quota of 5000, in 2012 USCIS approved 674. But it doesn’t get many applications, either — 885 last year. This may be because the perilous price of the visa is the immigrant’s cooperation in the prosecution of the trafficker. Maybe it’s just that no rational undocumented person would turn to la migra for help. Or, as some observers believe, there aren’t that many slaves (and no way of knowing). If your work doesn’t involve genitals, and you haven’t been drugged and thrown in a shipping container, the government is not terribly interested in helping you. USCIS doesn’t even compile data on what kind of work T-visa applicants do. (Why? “We don’t have the coding,” says USCIS spokesperson Anita Rios Moore.) Labor Department raids may fine employers, but they deport workers. ICE can take the boss’ word and send the malcontents home, as happened when cheated and maltreated Mexican day laborers — the “Southern 32” — stood up for their rights in New Orleans. For a poor person in Croatia or Fujian Province, there are ways and ways of making a living. You can scratch it out at home or pay a smuggler $25,000 and try your luck in Germany or the U.S. There you’ll find employment changing diapers, washing dishes or toilets, mowing lawns, mucking barns or pleasuring penises. Of these, sex work pays relatively well: Even a tips-only $20 an hour is three times the minimum wage. It is more the rule than the exception that migrants work 12, 18 or (in the case of live-in caregivers) 24 hours a day. But what keeps them there is not usually an evil captor: It is a vastly unequal global economy. Writes Shah: “Without
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A writer follows a watery trail in the Adirondack Park
ithin three hours of leaving Burlington, I had cast my Old Town canoe off the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake and embarked upon one of the Adirondack’s most famous waterborne routes: the Seven Carries Trip. My mission? To expand my horizons beyond the Winooski and Lamoille and find the perfect Adirondack voyage for the Vermont weekend warrior. Behind me stood the faux-rustic architecture of Paul Smith’s College, whose dormitories and dining halls selfconsciously aped the Great Camp style of the Gilded Age. Ahead of me, across the rippling water, appeared a perfectly varnished Adirondack guide boat piloted by a small, fit old man. “Hello!” the man called when our paths finally crossed. “Hello!” I replied. Having said all there is to say to a stranger on the water, we both observed a brief silence as he continued rowing toward Paul Smith’s and I paddled on toward the opposite shore.
“There’s a bald eagle,” the man said as the distance between our boats grew. “Where?” “The slough!” “The what?” “Do you know these waters?” he said with a look of disdain. “No, not really,” I admitted. “There’s a river that connects two lakes,” he said. That much I knew. My route had me paddling from Lower St. Regis south to Spitfire Lake and on to Upper St. Regis Lake — each body of water nominally separated by narrow channels — before I would portage into the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness. “He’s in there,” the man continued, nodding toward the first of these channels. “You’ll see him.” Sure enough, as the open waters of the lake gave way to a shallow maze of reeds and lily pads, a whiteheaded bird appeared above the spruce-fir canopy lining the starboard shore. Its wings outstretched, the eagle
charted a course opposite mine, soaring in the direction of Paul Smith’s — or perhaps toward the gentleman in the guide boat. Already, my brief journey to the Adirondacks was worth the drive.
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“I’ve tried to paddle in Vermont,” says Grace McDonnell. “But I’ve got to say, the Adirondacks are much better.” For 25 years, McDonnell and her husband, Brian, have operated MAC’S Canoe Livery near the southern terminus of the Seven Carries Trip in Lake Clear, N.Y. From there they rent boats to out-of-towners like me and shuttle clients’ cars from one end of a trip to the other. “When you come to the Adirondacks, you are in lake country. There are thousands of bodies of water accessible with portages, which is something you don’t get in New Hampshire and Vermont. And a lot of it is quiet water,” McDonnell says. “I hesitate to call it a
‘wilderness experience,’ because we’re not talking Alaska here. But these are quick immersion trips — and you’re not going to see a lot of people right on top of you.” Indeed, after parting ways with the eagle whisperer, I wouldn’t hear another voice, save that of a loon, until the following day. That’s not to say I was deep within the untrammeled wilderness. Far from it. When I emerged from the marshy slough into Spitfire Lake, I found myself in the thick of old-money America. Nestled inconspicuously in the trees were great palaces of studied modesty, still championing the mores of the Adirondacks’ patrician past. On the northern shore stood one particularly expansive “camp,” whose cabins were connected to one another, and to a boathouse, by a covered bridge evoking the Swiss Family Robinson. On a porch in front of one of the cabins, high above the water, an old woman dozed in a rocking chair. I lingered for a moment below, halfheartedly hoping someone would notice me and invite me in to chomp on a cigar and survey the grounds.
become the Adirondack Park to Paul Smith’s and back — all under his own power in a 10.5-pound canoe called the Sairy Gamp. Nessmuk’s letters contributed to the late-19th-century Adirondack boom, but their greater legacy was to popularize modern, guide-free, wilderness canoeing. “The Adirondacks have such a deep history going back to the turn of the century, not only using paddling as a means of transportation, but just as a means of recreation and enjoyment,” says Walter Opuszynski, trail director of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. For a couple more miles, I traced Nessmuk’s route south toward Upper St. Regis Lake. Ahead of the next slough, I passed tiny Rabbit Island, where Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau conducted tuberculosis research on a colony of floppy-eared Leporidae subjects. Fearing infection, I declined to disembark and inspect the bronze tablet erected in his — and their — honor.
I wouldn’t hear another voIce, save that of a loon, untIl the followIng day.
What is it? A one- or two-day flat-water trip along a chain of small lakes and ponds in the st. Regis Canoe wilderness. Mileage: 10 Portages: despite the route’s name, only six. Three of them are just 100 to 150 feet. longest carry is 0.6 miles from st. Regis to little Clear pond. Route: put in at paul smith’s College and paddle south through the st. Regis lakes to a series of smaller ponds. spend the night on little long pond or st. Regis pond. After portaging to little Clear pond, take a shuttle back to paul smith’s (or leave a second car). Why you should paddle it: seven Carries provides the best of both worlds: Gilded Age splendor and protected wilderness. And, according to MAC’s Canoe livery co-owner Grace Mcdonnell, “it doesn’t get too busy in the summer. i think the carries kind of scare people off.” But not her. “i have spent 10 days back in the seven Carries area, but my ambition was not to travel. My ambition was to fish.”
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Portages: one half-mile carry from Upper saranac to Middle saranac lake. plus two lock systems between lakes that will make you feel like you’re on a canal. Route: put in at the saranac inn and spend the day paddling south on Upper saranac lake, past sprawling Great Camps. After portaging a half mile to Middle saranac lake, enjoy the protected shoreline and the views south to the high peaks. (Consider extending your trip with a seven-mile round-trip hike up Ampersand Mountain.) A two-mile meander down the saranac River will lead you to lower saranac lake, which is filled with island campsites (which must be reserved in advance). A short jaunt on oseetah lake will lead you to lake Flower and downtown saranac lake Village. Why you should paddle it: The sixth-largest lake in the Adirondacks, Upper saranac offers endless diversions to the exploring paddler, while Middle saranac is blissfully devoid of distraction. “some people like it because it’s a route of minimum carries,” says Adirondacks lakes and Trails outfitters manager Jason smith. But watch out: when the wind is blowing, swells can easily capsize even the sturdiest paddler.
Mileage: 25 to 30
What is it? A three-day trip through some of the Adirondacks’ best-known big lakes. Ends in saranac lake Village.
At the southern shore of Upper St. Regis, I reached the end of my Gilded Age tour and the beginning of the carries from which the route draws its name. Fearing long slogs from lake to lake, I’d packed light, but the woodland walk to Bog Pond hardly qualified as a portage. Just 150 feet separated one body of water from the next. I regretted not packing a cooler of beer. Bog Pond was more puddle than pond. Before I’d paddled a dozen strokes through its marshy channel, I’d reached the other side. One by one, I crossed Bear Pond, Little Long Pond and Green Pond — each feeling slightly more remote than the last. The sounds of carpentry and motorboats that had occasionally pierced the stillness of the St. Regis chain now dissipated entirely. To Mike Lynch, an outdoor writer and photographer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, it’s this easily attainable variety of experiences that makes the region unique. “You have areas where you can pond-hop and go brook trout fishing. There’s rivers you can paddle down to go to waterfalls. There’s big lakes where you can take big, long day trips and visit islands,” Lynch says. “I could do a different thing pretty much every day of the week in a boat. And
A boathouse on Spitfire Lake
St. Regis Pond
At the turn of the 19th century, these lakes were populated by Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Morgans. They were drawn to the area by the legendary hospitality of Paul Smith, a Vermont-born woodsman-turned-entrepreneur who in 1859 built a hotel that would play host to presidents by the name of Harrison, Cleveland, Roosevelt and Coolidge. One by one, Smith sold his guests parcels of the 30,000 acres he’d collected nearby — and then sold them the lumber to build their own camps. “Paul Smith’s woodland resort is rather a high-toned institution — a sort of sylvan Long Branch; a forest Newport,” wrote George Washington Sears, one of the Adirondacks’ early literary lights, in a letter to Field & Stream in 1883. At the time, the Seven Carries Trip linked Paul Smith’s Hotel to the Saranac Inn, 10 miles by water to the south. Wealthy “sports” would typically hire a guide to row them and their duffel from one hotel to the other. The help also carried guide boat and gear along the portage paths between lakes. But Sears, who went by the pen name “Nessmuk,” was ahead of — or behind — the times. At the age of 61, the diminutive writer paddled 266 miles of lakes and rivers from the southwestern corner of what would
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The Raquette River What is it? A two-day trip mixing the wide-open Long Lake and the meandering, protected Raquette River.
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Mileage: 23 Portages: One tough, 1.3-mile carry around Raquette Falls. Route: put in at the boat launch in Long Lake Village. paddle 10 miles northeast on Long Lake and camp where it flows into the Raquette River. Enjoy a leisurely paddle downstream to the takeout at Axton Landing — broken up only by a portage around the raging Raquette Falls. Note: You can add another 20 miles to your trip by paddling all the way to the town of Tupper Lake. Why you should paddle it: The meandering Raquette River is chock-full of wildlife and includes a rare silver-maple swamp. The ragged portage around Raquette Falls is a hassle, but the falls itself is worth a look. “When you’re in there, you don’t see anything,” says Walter Opuszynski, trail director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. “It’s just you and the woods.”
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Hoel Pond to Long Pond What is it? A mellow, one- to two-day trip into the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness with a rewarding hike included. Mileage: Five-10 Portages: Three or four, ranging from 75 feet to a third of a mile. Route: put in at Hoel pond Landing and paddle through Turtle and Slang ponds to Long pond. Hop out at the northwest corner of the pond and hike 3.2 miles round-trip up Long pond Mountain. Take out at Long pond Landing or turn around and head back to Hoel.
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Why you should paddle it: From the summit of Long pond Mountain, says Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter Mike Lynch, “You can see all the ponds and lakes in the area.” Adds McDonnell of MAC’s Canoe Livery, “It’s good for multiple generations, multiple abilities.”
The Saranac River What is it? A one- to two-day trip down the swift-flowing river that drains the northeastern Adirondacks into Lake Champlain.
Mileage: 12 to 21
Portages: Zero to two, depending on how far you go and whether you brave permanent Rapids.
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Route: put in at Saranac Lake Village and head downstream. In 10 miles, you’ll reach the mostly Class II permanent Rapids, which extend for 1.2 miles. Either push through or portage around the rapids to the left of the river. Take out at Franklin Falls (12 miles total) or portage 1.3 miles around the dam and paddle on to Union Falls Dam (21 miles total). Why you should paddle it: It’s closer to Burlington than most Adirondack trips and features plenty of easy river paddling. permanent Rapids “is a good beginner stretch if you’re challenging yourself,” Opuszynski says — but be sure to bring dry bags and wear a personal flotation device.
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there’s so much paddling here that, if you want to, you can find areas where there aren’t other people and have the place to yourself.” The 5.9-million-acre Adirondack Park owes its variety as much to its patchwork land-management rules as it does to differences in topography, hydrology and dendrology. Just 43 percent of the land within the park’s boundaries is owned by the state, and a little less than half of that is designated as wilderness. With the portage to Little Long Pond, I’d entered one of the most protected sections of the park, the 18,400-acre St. Regis Canoe Wilderness. Largely purchased by the state in 1898, these lands are no longer logged and are free of motorized vehicles. Only a few hours had elapsed by the time I reached St. Regis Pond, the penultimate body of water on my route. The Seven Carries Trip is just 10 miles long and can easily be completed in a day, but I’d budgeted a day and a half, so I resolved to set up camp and take it easy. Adirondacks Lakes and Trails Outfitters manager Jason Smith calls St. Regis Pond “the heart of the Seven Carries” — and for good reason. At 400 acres, it’s really more 4t-VtBrewersFest052213.indd 1
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of a lake — one that’s renowned for trout fishing. Lined by spruce, balsam and white pine, it boasts four islands, one of which I called home for the night. Not long after I beached my canoe, pitched my tent and cooked dinner, the low, gray clouds that had lingered overhead all day let loose a light drizzle. I responded by fixing myself a canoeist’s cocktail of hot chocolate and whiskey and sipped it on a rock at the foot of the island. As a solitary loon cackled in the distance, I hummed an improvised tune to a couplet Nessmuk penned at the start of his first Adirondack letter of August 1880, soon after acquiring his first custom-built J.H. Rushton canoe. “She’s all my fancy painted her, she’s lovely, she is light,” he wrote. “She waltzes on the waves by day and rests with me at night.”
After breaking camp the next morning, I took an extraneous paddle to the western end of St. Regis Pond and jogged the portage trail to Ochre Pond, leaving my canoe and belongings behind. On the path I once more encountered humanity, if you can call it that: a gaggle of teenage boys, who seemed too busy
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driver was a robust woman with short gray hair. She was wearing a T-shirt, basketball shorts and a white bandana. “My name’s Sister Carol,” she said, explaining that she’d picked me up because I, too, was wearing a bandana. Sister Carol careened down the road with one hand on the wheel and the other holding a glass of iced coffee. Countrywestern music played on the radio and a figurine of St. Francis was glued to the dashboard. A former Catholic schoolteacher, the Adirondack nun was now assigned to the Catholic Churches of the Mountains and Lakes. She spent her days, she said, taking her congregants on errands and looking after the parish’s four churches. And canoeing — ever since one churchgoer, Mr. Carillon, passed away and bequeathed to her his canoe. When we reached Paul Smith’s College, where I’d left my car the previous day, Sister Carol veered across the road and pulled off on the opposite shoulder. I thanked her for the ride and got out of the car. “Wait!” she said. “You forgot your tip!” Sister Carol picked up a bowl from the console and extended it toward the passenger-side window. “Have a strawberry!” she said. m
complaining about the carry and the bugs to notice me. Exhibiting a dearth of portaging prowess, the gangliest among them found his forward momentum halted when the paddle he’d tied horizontally to his backpack became lodged between two trees. Back on St. Regis Pond, I paddled south to the longest carry of the trip: a measly 0.6-mile stroll to Little Clear Pond, which features a state fish hatchery, a ban on camping and fishing, and a correspondingly healthy population of loons. By the time I reached the parking lot and the conclusion of my paddle, some half dozen of the submerged, flightless birds had crossed my bow. The wise canoeist stages a second car at the end of his paddle, or hires an outfit such as MAC’s Canoe Livery to shuttle him back to his car, but I always like a good hitch. So I stashed my gear under my canoe at the side of the pond and stuck out a thumb on Route 3, the scenic eastwest Adirondack corridor known as the “Olympic Byway.” Twenty minutes later, a real estate agent pulled over and drove me to the next intersection, halfway to my destination — but my second hitch was long in coming. Finally, a gray Honda Civic came to a screeching halt just before a bridge. Its
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reen groups in the Adirondacks are split over a proposed land swap that, some warn, would weaken the “Forever Wild” clause in the New York State Constitution. Voters will decide in November whether to approve an amendment allowing NYCO Minerals Inc. to exploit 200 acres of Adirondack Park forest preserve in Lewis, N.Y., about 22 miles west of the Charlotte, Vt., ferry landing. In return for access to what’s believed to be large reserves of a valuable mineral, the company would give the state at least 1500 acres of privately owned land. Five of the six parcels that make up this package adjoin the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area; the sixth abuts the Taylor Pond Wild Forest. NYCO either owns these undeveloped tracts outright or has pledged to acquire them from sellers. “Our Adirondack operations are at a crossroads,” says NYCO spokesman John Brodt. The company’s existing openpit mine in Lewis contains a dwindling
deposit of wollastonite, a white crystalline rock with many industrial applications, including ceramics, friction products, paint and plastics. NYCO expects the mine will be tapped out in three years, Brodt says. And the 100 jobs the company supplies in this section of the North Country could be endangered, he adds, if it isn’t able to exploit the site adjoining its current mine. The proposed land swap has the support of the two biggest environmental advocacy groups in the region: the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Adirondack Council. “We’ll get a lot more ecologically significant land than we’ll be giving up,” says Neil Woodworth, the mountain club’s director. As part of the deal, he emphasizes, NYCO must fully restore the 200-acre woodland site when its mining operations there come to an end in a projected seven to 10 years. “Getting 1500 acres of important wilderness in exchange for 200 acres that will eventually be restored seems like a good deal to me,” Woodworth says. The
company is required to fill in the mined area and landscape it with native plants in accordance with the state’s reclamation regulations. It’s actually a bad deal, counters Charlie Morrison, a 40-year member of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, which opposes the swap. “Why does the State of New York have to reward a private company by giving it land that is supposed to remain forever wild?” he asks. The tradeoff will dilute the 119-year-old guarantee that was added to the state constitution soon after creation of the Adirondack Park, Morrison says. To Dan Plumley, a leader of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, the land swap represents a “Faustian bargain.” Yes, NYCO is offering to augment the amount of protected land inside the Adirondack Park, but making such a deal at the behest of private interests would set “a horrible precedent,” in Plumley’s view. New York voters have approved 20 amendments to the Forever Wild clause
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during the past century, but almost all of pit, Volvo earthmovers resemble insects them have been for public purposes, not as they crawl along switchbacks carrying private development. Towns have gotten chunks of white rock on their backs. permission to build roads and expand About 20 NYCO employees extract cemeteries, for example. The NYCO and truck the wollastonite from the Lewis amendment, by contrast, would aid S&B mine. The rest work at the company’s proIndustrial Minerals, the Greek multi- cessing plant in nearby Willsboro, which national that purchased the New York operates 24 hours a day. mining company last year. Mark Buckley, the NYCO environmenOpponents argue that the 100 jobs in tal and safety officer who’s chaperoning economically ailing Essex County aren’t a reporter, notes that this mine has been actually endangered. They point out that an important component of the local NYCO holds title to a large untapped de- economy for the past 40 years. The composit of wollastonite that sits less than two pany strives to be a good neighbor as well miles from its Lewis mine. as a jobs provider, he says. The reserves at this Oak “We take the stewardship Hill site could last for as aspects seriously,” Buckley long as 25 years, according declares. to some projections. The company has suffiPlumley says there’s cient resources to conduct no reason to disturb 200 a campaign in support of acres of what he describes the constitutional amendas old-growth forest when ment enabling the land NYCO has almost equally swap, observes Peter convenient access to Bauer, head of Protect the an even more abundant Adirondacks, another of source of the mineral. the green groups opposed But the wollastonite beto the deal. “It’s going to neath the preserved land be hard to beat them on is believed to be of higher this,” Bauer concedes, and quality than what’s at Oak notes that voters are siHill, NYCO spokesman multaneously being asked N E IL WOODWORTH Brodt says in response. In to approve five other conaddition, the deposits at stitutional amendments in Oak Hill are buried deep beneath bedrock, November — all of which have the backing making extraction of the wollastonite of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. there a prohibitively expensive proposiVoters’ attention will likely be fixed on tion, Brodt relates. In selling the mineral the controversial amendment calling for on the world market, NYCO faces strong a broad expansion of casino gambling in competition from China and India, the New York state. Plus, Adirondack green world’s two largest suppliers of wollaston- groups are generally backing a second ite, he adds. amendment to the Forever Wild clause All that is the company’s problem, not that would enable the state legislature to the state’s, the Sierra Club’s Morrison settle a land dispute in the town of Long responds. “It’s part of doing business to Lake. “It’s a confusing set of issues,” Bauer deal with those kinds of issues. You don’t says. just try to get easier land to mine from the Even so, approval of the NYCO land forest preserve,” he says. swap “isn’t a slam dunk,” in Bauer’s estiA high point abutting the Lewis mation. Voters in New York City and its pit mine affords a dramatic eastward suburbs make up the decisive element of view of Camel’s Hump and other Green the electorate, and, Bauer notes, “downMountains. Mist rises from a barely vis- state voters have historically been skeptiible slice of Lake Champlain on a hot July cal” about amending the Forever Wild morning. But this is no Adirondack post- provision. card setting. Seen from the lip of the giant
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ear the end of a runway-straight stretch of pavement that parallels Interstate 87 in Plattsburgh sits a cluster of shiny silver pods glistening in the summer sun. The pods, which look like alien spacecraft that have just touched down to visit Adirondack Park, are Airstream travel trailers for sale to customers all over the world. This is the home of Nomad Airstream. The 35,000-square-foot facility, formerly an April Cornell warehouse, is the exclusive distributor of Airstream travel trailers in Vermont and New York. Situated at the gateway to the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain, Nomad Airstream has become a global destination for recreational and business clients obsessed with the world’s first-ever modern recreational vehicle. Anyone unfamiliar with the Airstream name has undoubtedly seen these iconic silver bullets sailing down the highway, parked in campgrounds or featured in countless films, TV shows and advertisements. Their sleek, art-deco designs have captivated consumers’ interest and affections since the first ones rolled off a Los Angeles production line back in 1936. Since then, Airstreams have been used by everyone from U.S. military commanders and NASA astronauts to screen actors, directors and other celebrities. In 2001, Pamela Anderson reportedly received an all-white Airstream from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Dubbed the “Lovestream,” it was outfitted with a mirrored ceiling, white shag carpeting, a vibrating bed and a stripper pole. Today, Airstream trailers occupy a unique niche in popular culture. There are now campgrounds, motor clubs, conventions, magazines, websites and even insurance companies devoted exclusively to
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Airstream enthusiasts, aka Airstreamers. And, though many people naturally associate the chrome domes with the national parks and deserts of the American Southwest — think Raising Arizona — more of the trailers are sold in New York State than anywhere else in the world. Capitalizing on their exclusive status in the North Country and the global Airstream phenomenon are Nomad president Steven Clement and CEO Guillaume Langevin. Three years ago, Clement, then a high-end Canadian clothier, and Langevin, a Montréal advertising executive, set up shop not far from Plattsburgh International Airport with modest plans to renovate three Airstream trailers with $100,000. Today, Nomad has become North America’s largest restorer and renovator of new and used Airstreams. From four employees in 2010, the company has grown
to 17, many of whom, Clement notes, are former airplane technicians. The need for aerospace expertise is understandable, given that Airstreams are built with double shells of riveted, aircraft-grade aluminum. Their aerodynamic, sausage-like shape, their rounded, windshield-like windows and hatch-like doors make Airstreams look as though they’re made as much for sailing on clouds as on asphalt. In fact, Airstream founder Wally Byam launched the company in 1932 by marketing a camper designed by William Hawley Bowlus, who built Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. For the first few years, Byam sold kits customers could use to build their own trailers for $100; he released the first production model in 1936. That model, dubbed the Airstream Clipper, was named after the first transatlantic seaplane.
Parked inside Nomad’s Plattsburgh facility, which is as spacious as an aircraft hangar, sits a fleet of Airstreams of various sizes and vintages undergoing repairs and custom renovations. They include a 1947 model that bears a striking resemblance to a World War II fighter plane. Nomad sells the latest Airstream models which are parked outside, ranging in length from 16 to 31 feet. But Clement says the company specializes in crafting custom trailers for individuals and corporate clients from as far away as Korea and Brazil. One such trailer, Langevin says, will eventually serve as a rolling bar for a San Francisco restaurateur. Another, recently completed, is now a mobile corporate store for Vanity Fair. And a compact, nearly completed 16-foot Airstream is due to be shipped soon to a wealthy client in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. What kind of custom work does Nomad do? “We can do almost anything,” Clement says. “It’s always the customer’s budget that drives the decision.” Those budgets can quickly inflate. A new, unmodified model from Airstream’s factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, runs from $38,000 to $145,000 and takes about 280 man-hours to complete. The customized projects Nomad does typically take 300 to 800 hours of work and can cost upward of $300,000. But each project is different, Clement notes. Sometimes just figuring out how to balance the trailer’s weight properly can take Nomad months. That’s because, first and foremost, Airstreams are designed to be mobile, which puts certain features, such as hot tubs and waterbeds, out of the question. Mobility does not, however, rule out a commercial bar with three 50-gallon kegs
and beer taps mounted on one side, like the one Nomad is currently building for a San Francisco client out of a 1965 Airstream Caravel. The frame that will eventually hold the hand-carved, African mahogany bar had to be completely rebuilt for commercial purposes. One side of the trailer will open upward, like the cargo bay door on a military aircraft. Nomad also customized a personal Airstream for Michael Dell, of Dell Computer fame, to put on the beach at his summer house. It featured two bedrooms, with a five-foot glass shower and a red-oak interior. Another Airstream, still parked inside the Plattsburgh building, was built as a self-contained restaurant for a New York City couple. It’s outfitted with commercial-grade gas burners, refrigerators, freezers and stainless-steel sinks. Alas, says Langevin, the couple split up and have yet to determine which one will take delivery.
hat’s the appeal of Airstreams? For one thing, it’s the oldest company of travel trailers in the world, Clement explains, with a reputation for quality and durability that an “SOB” can never equal. (The acronym, meaning
“some other box,” is how Airstreamers refer to other trailers and mobile homes.) Airstreams are built to last, as evidenced by the fact that 70 percent of them are still on the road — or, more accurately, still in use. The Airstream door alone takes eight hours to build. “This door is very strong,” Clement says, hanging on it with both hands and bouncing up and down to demonstrate. “You can’t do that on an SOB. You’ll rip the door off.” Airstreams also have a reputation for retaining their value. Recently, Nomad sold a 1978 Airstream for $18,000; a 1941 model went for about $40,000. In fact, Airstreams can be financed for as long as 30 years, an indicator of their lifespan. To the untrained eye, all Airstreams may look alike, but, as Clement explains, Airstream fanatics can look at one and immediately tell in which year it was built based on the number of aluminum panels and the pattern of its rivets. Outside the building, Clement shows off some of the newest Airstream models Nomad sells. These have as many amenities as most modern homes — or more — including full kitchens, bathrooms,
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wall-mounted TVs, stereo systems, queensize beds, stand-alone showers, cedar closets, skylights and carbon monoxide detectors. One model, the 2014 Flying Cloud, is a 25-foot trailer that sleeps up to eight people and features three wall-mounted TVs, two bunk beds, Blu-ray players, LED interior lighting and a spacious bathroom. Another model, the 27-foot Eddie Bauer, sleeps up to five and features a fern-green “sunbrella” awning and a sports hatch in which users can stow a couple of bikes or kayaks. The 27-foot International, with its trim, modernist design — the Airstream catalog describes it as “SoHo loft meets spaceship vibe” — has plush leather seats, sleek metal cabinets and surfaces, even a doorbell outside. When Clement left his 6000-squarefoot loft in Montréal, he moved into one of these for seven months, and says the large windows made him feel anything but claustrophobic. “I had a fabulous time,” he says. “It was awesome.” While the RV industry isn’t generally known for its eco-friendliness — remember how Gulf Coast Katrina victims were sickened by formaldehyde-tainted FEMA trailers? — Clement says Airstream strives to make its products as green as they are silver. Last year, Nomad acquired a Brattleboro-based company that builds Airstreams specifically designed for people with heightened chemical sensitivities. The company’s new insulation is made from silica, a plant-based material that is naturally resistant to mold and pests. The Montréal business duo see their dealership not just as a place to buy high-end RVs, but as a destination unto itself. In the coming months, Langevin and Clement plan to renovate their entire showroom with the look and feel of a cosmopolitan convention center. By later this year, they expect to have a modular Airstream installed on rails; they’ll be able to separate it into several parts and roll it around the showroom floor. Projectors will flash images of Airstream’s rich history on the walls and ceilings. Eventually, Langevin and Clement envision renting out the showroom for corporate events, holiday parties, perhaps even Airstreamer weddings. Admittedly, Airstream living isn’t everyone’s idea of rustic camping. But Clement and Langevin are selling an image and a lifestyle as much as a product. Both in their work and in their workspace, positioned at the edge of New York’s largest natural outdoor recreational area, they’re looking to create what Clement calls “the wow effect — with the Adirondacks in the background.” m For more info, see gsmvehicles.com.
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Good Old Days Theater review: The Cemetery Club BY Al E x Br o w N
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The CemeTery Club is noT a forgeTTable Comedy, but one with power to touch the audience.
ritualistic repetition and loving insults that require a Jewish upbringing to deliver. An accent isn’t enough. Though the actors all make largely plausible efforts to capture the dialect, there’s a vast difference between mimicking Jewish speech and inhabiting a Jewish character. The telling detail is not just the delivery but the response. Missing here are the worldweary shrug and the perfect timing of the comeback. The Jewish voice in which Menchell writes has all the time in the world; in this production, the actors gallop at shiksa speed. Still, most of the humor survives quite well, and the cast of fine performers has many other assets. The production is polished and entertaining, and the audience on opening night seemed to connect with the warmth the actors sought to share. Menchell’s script has some ambitions as a meditation on friendship and the nature of grief, but his characters ultimately remain superficial because he moves on after giving them only brief scenes that challenge them. The first act tries so hard to please that it soon is huffing and puffing toward exhaustion. Then the playwright uncorks a second act with real strength and several surprises. The Cemetery Club is not a forgettable comedy, but one with power to touch the audience, even if it resorts to caricature at times. Director Tara Lee Downs keeps the pace brisk as the actors lob one-liners. It’s
the right kind of direction for this material and keeps the audience laughing. Even so, after a while we may notice that the zingers fly but never really land. Lucille and Doris, at odds over how to handle widowhood, jab at each other. But it’s not their friendship that keeps the punches from hurting; the actors just don’t register them. For the play to come fully alive, we need to see the love and trust these dear friends have forged revealed in the teasing that connects them. Erdossy’s performance as Ida gives the play that kind of soul. As an actor, she’s mastered the ability to listen onstage — and that’s no passive accomplishment. Engaged in what’s taking place around her, she not only portrays her character but gives the others a foundation for their own work. The story calls for Ida to choose between Lucille’s manhunt style and Doris’ noble withering away. Ida seeks a life-affirming path down the middle, but to get there she’ll have to revisit all the turmoil and anxiety of dating. Erdossy captures Ida’s schoolgirl panic as she frets about her makeup, then turns on a dime to immerse herself in a mature woman’s disappointment. O’Brien wisely makes the stoic Doris more smart aleck than silent sufferer. This puts Doris on equal footing with Lucille, and gives Ida two strong voices to heed. O’Brien has great strength onstage, from the vocal power of her broad accent to her skillful physical awareness and movement.
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he Cemetery Club, now playing at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, dramatizes two possible responses to a good thing. You can enjoy something pleasant but reach a point where you’ve had enough. And isn’t it wonderful to be so content? Or you can stay hungry and enthusiastic. And isn’t it wonderful to keep wanting more? When this distinction arises in Ivan Menchell’s 1990 play, the three main characters are deciding on another glass of wine, but their choices parallel a much larger theme: how we face the reality of growing old. Can we enjoy the feeling of having enough, or should we continue to seek something new? The three women have known each other for years; now that they’ve all reached widowhood, they make a monthly trip to the cemetery to visit their husbands’ graves. The social ritual connects them, but also invites wisecracks about how each is handling moving on and what it means to want more. Doris (Maura O’Brien) defines contentment: Her husband’s memory is enough for her, and she channels her energy into indignation about the cemetery’s lousy upkeep. She also focuses a share of it on Lucille (Jude Milstein), whose swaggering accounts of her success on the geriatric dating scene scandalize Doris. Lucille hunts for clothing bargains and men with equal gusto and considers all of it invigorating payback for her deceased husband’s infidelity. At first, Ida (Emme Erdossy) is as frozen in time as Doris is, but she begins to wonder if it might finally be time to say good-bye to the monthly cemetery visit and leave room for “the next chapter.” Sam, the neighborhood butcher, coins that phrase to describe his own efforts to get over the loss of his wife. To Lucille, this eligible bachelor is a possible conquest. To Doris, he’s a scoundrel on the prowl and can’t be trusted. To Ida, he might be the man she’s ready to let into her life. Menchell’s play is specific as to era, location and character. These are Jewish widows living in the upper-middle-class Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. It’s 1987, and if we delicately determine the ladies to be about 70, we can estimate they married between the Depression and World War II. LNT’s Vermont production of The Cemetery Club lacks some of the rich Jewish texture and the nuances of Forest Hills. Menchell’s script emphasizes the
Her only fault may be selling the laughs too hard at times, trying to win us over by force. As Lucille, Milstein romps through comic poses while unleashing the play’s main reservoir of wit. Milstein has a comedian’s courage to take the risk of appearing a bit out of control, and she would probably stomp her way across the Arctic to deliver a punch line. This level of energy is entertaining, but it’s also akin to watching fireworks: There’s plenty of color and light, but little depth of character and limited connection with others onstage. Milstein delights audiences because she deploys her skills so well, but her talent might lend itself more to standup comedy than to ensemble acting. In a nice contrast to the loudmouth ladies, Robert Nuner plays Sam quietly, making him something of a delicate flower who’s unsure of his way in the elderly dating scene. Onstage, Nuner has great elegance, sharp comic timing and dry wit. Marsha Gillette makes the most of her small role as an interloper. She’s bold enough to shake the three friends from complacency and has just enough depth to elevate her own character from mere plot point. Donna Stafford’s set design is nicely textured, including a piano with a cluster of photos on top that swiftly evokes class and period. For most characters, Cora Fauser’s costumes err on the side of frumpy. Her bolder, brighter choices for Ida may suit the character but don’t jibe with Ida’s drab living room décor. Erdossy, Milstein and O’Brien have wonderful energy, but on opening night their chemistry hadn’t quite jelled. Downs is perhaps too keen to sell the comedy to the audience, and the result is performances that are aimed outward before the characters have had time to build their relationships. But these skilled actors are likely to grow into their roles during the run, releasing the full potential of this warm, humorous play. m
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he Adirondacks may have six million acres of wilderness, but for many people the brassy town of Lake George — with its taffy stands, plastic moose and loud arcades — is the first and only glimpse they’ll get of the region on the way to beaches, theme parks or I-87. This inland equivalent of a seaside town has 160 places to eat and an
sighing deeply and saying things such as “Would you look at this sweat?” Raised in Long Island, I know these as my fellow downstaters, and I know my tribe spends more of its disposable income on food than almost any other group in the United States — and on Italian food especially. No wonder, then, that Lake George’s main drag, Canada Street, is rich with red sauce — it holds
slice ($2.34) and eat it on the street, or take it into a busy back dining room that’s adorned with posters of the Old Country. Though Capri’s slices aren’t as drippy and oily as those you might find down “south,” the cheese slides around satisfyingly on a floppy crust, and the marinara sauce is gently sweet. After a few rounds of Ms. Pac-Man and a spin in the shooting gallery, it’s
seafood daily from their Vermont market to the tiny Canada Street Saltwater Cowboy, which has been open for just a few weeks. I ask if there’s a signature dish. “The lobster roll,” Sheridan says. Though we’re far from the ocean, I trust that statement: Michael grew up clamming off Long Island’s South Shore; Jen is from Cape Cod.
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unnatural density of fudge shops and pizzerias. It’s not exactly the first place you’d think of as a foodie destination. Yet, driving in from the south, one almost immediately spots an Indian-PakistaniBangladeshi restaurant, signaling that Lake George’s culinary scene goes deeper than hot dogs and taffy. When I visit the town on a recent afternoon to play Skee-Ball and gawk at the lake, I’m hoping to sift through the food noise and find a few gems. As soon as I pump my parking meter with quarters, I begin to recognize the passersby: They’re tanned and furtive,
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time to nosh again. A few hundred yards down Canada Street from Capri, I spot a sign that looks familiar: Saltwater Cowboy. “Where are you from?” asks the gregarious owner as we climb the steps onto the patio. When he hears “Vermont,” Michael Sheridan breaks into a smile. “We live in Middletown Springs.” Sheridan and his wife, Jen, run Rutland’s Saltwater Cowboy seafood emporium; this is their new outpost. The Sheridans honeymooned in Lake George and have spent many afternoons fishing on the lake. They bring fresh
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I try the roll. It’s light on mayonnaise but is stuffed with tender, fresh unadorned lobster flesh. Though I wish the bun were toasted and buttered, so much lobster is packed into this $14.95 roll that I give it a pass. With two summer staples down, it’s time to explore the quirkier side of Lake George: its smattering of ethnic eateries. At Taste of India, an outside board advertises goat biryani, and another place, Deshi Masala, offers an inviting, vine-covered patio. We decide to seek LAKESIDE VITTLES
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Earlier this year, CHRIS RUSSO and KAZUTOSHI MAEDA of SAN SAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT announced that they’d be opening BENTO, a Japanese market and take-out eatery, on College Street as soon as May. Since then, Japanese food lovers have been eagerly watching for progress at the papered-over storefront. Turns out, that tantalizing view was distracting people from a new eatery that will be serving even sooner. Bento will indeed open on College Street, but not before the debut of another restaurant. Shortly after Russo began work on Bento, his realtor found him another space worth considering. It was 131 Main Street, most recently the site of Esperanto. Next week, it will be home to the extended soft opening of RAMEN. FILE: MATTHEW THORSEN
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If the tarps had covered windows on the other side of Winooski’s rotary, the town’s restaurant row, rumors might have swirled more intensely. But over the past few weeks, the northwest corner of Winooski’s Spinner Place building has been quietly taking shape as the city’s newest bar: OAK no. 45. Owner CRAIG MCGAUGHAN hopes to open what he calls the “industrialrustic-romantic” WINE BAR AND ART GALLERY at 45 Main Street by September 1. McGaughan, who used to manage Burlington’s Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, recently finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont. He was applying to law school when he had an aha moment. “I realized that I didn’t want to spend my life in an office,” he says. McGaughan’s initial plan for a coffee shop and art gallery in Essex Junction, where he lives, soon morphed into the idea of an “unpretentious” wine bar/ art gallery in Winooski. Though McGaughan is still working out the details of which
wines he’ll pour, he’s busy planning a menu with VERMONT HARVEST CATERING. The small plates, salads, sandwiches and cheese boards will draw heavily on local foods. The full bar will serve a cocktail menu and a handful of beers — but just a handful. “I don’t really want to compete with MULE BAR,” McGaughan notes, referring to the newish hot spot across the rotary. While McGaughan insists OAK no. 45 will have a welcoming vibe, it will also be quite polished. McGaughan is pouring his all into the 50-seat interior, including polishedconcrete floors and a U-shaped bar built with marble sourced in Danby. Vermont Farm Table is building OAK’s tables, and the walls will be adorned with a rotating roster of art created by Vermonters. “There will be lots of stone, metal, marble and glass,” McGaughan says. OAK no. 45 will open every day at 4 p.m., possibly earlier on Sundays, McGaughan says.
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Some of the Burlington area’s favorite restaurants are about to get meatier and sweeter. On July 2, master butcher FRANK PACE and chef TOM DECKMAN began processing meat at the Farmhouse Group’s long-awaited Winooski commissary. Pastry chef SAMANTHA MADDEN and her staff of three bakers started baking in their expanded space in the same 5000-square-foot building. The GUILD COMMISSARY will supply FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL, EL CORTIJO TAQUERIA Y CANTINA,
Just like at San Sai, Russo and Maeda will be doing things the traditional way at their ramen restaurant. “A lot of places use a granulated bouillon base. We’re not going to be doing that,” Russo says. Instead, he’ll use local pork, beef and chicken in his stocks, each of which will cook for nine to 12 hours before serving. Not just the stocks will be created with painstaking care. The only item Russo isn’t making himself is the noodles, which he’ll buy frozen, he says, until he can afford to purchase his own machine. Russo says that early on, the types of soups will vary as he and his staff find their footing. “In Japan, every single region has their own kind of ramen,” he explains. “In one area, it’s like a miso; some, it’s a salt ramen. Everyone has their own thing.” Ramen will be open initially for dinner only, but Russo hopes to add lunch and late-night hours soon. Each meal will include a few ramen options, along with a limited menu of appetizers and desserts. Sake and beer will round out the offerings, perhaps making Ramen Vermont’s first izakaya, aka Japanese drinking establishment. As for Bento, just give Russo some time to settle in at Ramen before he resumes construction on the market.
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tiki bar — will find one in Lake George at the Tiki Resort. This hotel, bar and restaurant hosts a nightly Polynesian dinner show for $41.99 per person. “What do you serve?” I ask a waitress. When she answers, “You can choose from chicken or beef,” we decide a simple tiki drink will do. The tiki bar, called the Paradise, has a canoe hanging from the ceiling and enormous, backlit, diamond-shaped panels, as well as dozens of small tables
Those seeking an exoTic experience of The manufacTured varieTy — i.e., a tiki bar — will find one in lake GeorGe at the tiki resort. covered in flowered tablecloths. The bar itself is tended by Sonya, a tiny spitfire of a waitress. She’ll tell you there is no menu and instead may suggest a Mai Tai — which, as she describes it, contains every conceivable alcohol. “I gave a lady three of them the other day, and her husband had to carry her out!” she boasts. A Tiki Tango is a safer bet: two types of rum, orange curaçao and citrus juices poured into a plastic cup and topped with a Maraschino cherry impaled by a pink umbrella. With a scratchy version of the “Hawaii Five-O” theme playing over the speakers, the coral-colored drink is actually kind of transportative. While kitsch may be fun, we can’t leave the area without visiting the restaurant that locals say actually serves the best food around. Bistro LeRoux is far from the lake, about seven minutes south of
Lake George proper, but its simple, farmto-table cuisine hits the spot. A green salad comes adorned with local radishes smeared with pesto; a tomato bisque is spicy and laced with cream; and crisped pork belly is delicious served over tabouli, then speckled with fresh feta. After four hours in the town of Lake George, we decide we actually want to see the lake. So we drive 10 miles north, past countless motels, to the village of Bolton Landing and its magnificent old hotel, the Sagamore Resort Lake George. Like a tall drink of water after a trek through the taffy desert, the Sagamore has a lobby bar and restaurant that serves up a Basil Lime Ricky and an Agrodolce, along with boards of cured meats and antipasto. All this pales in comparison to the view, though. The Sagamore’s gardens cascade down to the lake, and the vistas are arresting. So this is Lake George, I think. I get it. m Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 33 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y., 518-6680002. adkpub.com. Ali Baba Express, 287 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y., 518-668-2037. alibabalakegeorge.com Bistro LeRoux, 668 New York 149, Lake George, N.Y., 518-798-2982. bistroleroux.com capri Pizzeria & Restaurant, 221 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y., 518-668-5027. The Sagamore Resort, Lake George, 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, N.Y., 518-644-9400. thesagamore.com Saltwater cowboy, 164 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y., 518-685-3116. saltwatercowboyvt.com tiki Resort, 2 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y., 518-668-5744. tikiresort.com
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as T-bones and porterhouses, will soon be on the menu, thanks to bone saws. The laplattE RIvER anGus FaRm beef will all be Vermont born, Clayton says, acknowledging that some of the farm’s cattle are not. Of course, the biggest news is the upcoming debut of Guild Fine Meats on Burlington’s St. Paul Street. Clayton is hoping that next month the shop will begin selling selected blends of
soon-to-open downtown butcher shop GuIlD FInE mEats. Chef-partner phIllIp Clayton says that, on the bakery end, Madden and her team are making desserts for each of the group’s restaurants and buns for burgers at Farmhouse and Guild. Having more room to make sweets is likely to result in a wider variety on the restaurants’ dessert menus before long. In the near future, the bakers will add bread to their output, replacing baguettes from RED hEn BakInG Company with rustic loaves of their own. On the meat side, the first change diners may notice is the quality of the ground beef in burgers and tacos. Clayton says the Guild Commissary will now be able to grind it all to Pace’s specifications, and “that will be a noticeable difference.” He also expects diners to taste the changes in the steaks at Guild & Company. New bone-in cuts, such
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ou’re on the deck, Lake Champlain at your feet. The waves lap against the steps ascending from the water as yachts lazily float by. It’s too hazy today to see the Green Mountains clearly, but you get the gist of the shadows of sleeping giants behind the clouds. If it sounds like Burlington’s Splash at the Boathouse — but on the opposite side of the lake — you’re half right. Le Bistro du Lac is indeed the place to dine right on the western shore, about half an hour north of the Champlain Bridge. But, while casual Splash focuses on lobster rolls and burgers, Bistro du Lac offers soupe à l’oignon and pâté de campagne that will seem awfully familiar to customers of Warren’s 50-year-old Chez Henri Restaurant & Bistro. That’s no coincidence. For Bernard Perillat, co-owner and maître d’ of Chez Henri, Bistro du Lac is the equivalent of summer camp. Every June for 22 years, he and his wife, Rosemary, have left the mountains of Vermont for the New York shore. He initially opened Bistro du Lac in Essex, N.Y., before moving to the defunct Westport Yacht Club. His longtime clientele is just as devoted on the other side of the lake as it is at Chez Henri. Perillat is similarly devoted to them, and to the farmers and producers who
chatting in whichever language sticks. While the couple clearly makes a conscious effort to transport guests to the shores of the French Riviera, the cultural ambiance comes naturally to them. More even than the Mediterranean, Bistro du Lac evokes another lake: Lac Annecy. Bernard Perillat started his life and his career in Annecy, a French Alpine city 22 miles south of Geneva. He recalls that, back in the 1960s, the only way to get a culinary education in his region was to start as a dishwasher and work his way up. His big break came when he was hired to do odd jobs, including cooking, bartending and serving, in Le Bistro du Lac the restaurant at the French Pavilion at Montréal’s Expo 67. Perillat met his wife and his eventual business partner in the ultramodern building that’s beets and broccoli. Some will appear on salads; others are likely to make it to now part of the Casino de Montréal. Back in 1970, Henri Borel was lookentrée plates among the buttery seasonal vegetables each contains. Right now, ing for seasoned professionals to help Perillat is selling rib eyes from Kilcoyne out at Chez Henri. The Perillats fit Farms in Brasher Falls; he hopes soon the bill. For more than 20 years, they to add the farms’ local, grass-fed filet worked year round at the restaurant, which was then open through the mignon to his menu. If Perillat’s devotion to terroir sounds summer. But when Perillat heard of a French to its core, that’s because it is. space opening up on Lake Champlain, Greeting guests in unwavering français he says, he realized it was an opportuunless steered otherwise, Rosemary nity he couldn’t miss. He and Rosemary Perillat is a cheerful hôtesse par excel- became bicoastal, as it were. lence, regularly checking on tables and CONTINUED AFTER THE CLASSIFIEDS » P.43
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supply him. Meals at Bistro du Lac begin with puffy rosettes of butter and stretchy, ethereally light slices of crusty, sour levain bread from nearby artisan bakery Crown Point Bread Company. From there, diners may order a salade verte mélangée composed of greens from Juniper Hill Farm in Wadhams and topped with Roquefort or goat cheese. Juniper Hill, which offers a popular CSA, will provide Perillat with more and more food as the season advances. This week, he’s expecting the arrival of tomatoes,
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grill-marked fish arrives bathed in a beurre blanc that’s generously flavored with white wine and shallots. On the side, crisp snow peas and carrot slices glisten. Two crispy potatoes soak in the tangy butter sauce, while a mound of red cabbage and apples adds a concentrated tangle of sweet-and-sour flavor. It’s exactly the sort of fare you can imagine, say, Louis Malle or Henri-Georges Clouzot digging into after winning a Palme d’Or. Despite the bistro’s seasonal orientation, many of its dishes seem designed to ward off a winter chill, perhaps to keep customers warm against the cool lake breezes. The filet de boeuf is available with sauce au poivre or the Béarnaise that Mayumi recommends. Perillat says the roasted duck, served either with fruit or the same pepper sauce, is among his most popular dishes; another is lobster with drawn butter. But the pull of veal medallions proves irresistible. The chunky little morsels are dusted in flour for a crisp jacket; inside, the meat is plump and pink. A mix of wild mushrooms, including fat slabs of chanterelles, is bathed in a surprisingly light, mildly peppery cream sauce. The same seasonal sides served with the swordfish accompany the veal. The lighter-than-expected veal allows room for dessert, and this is where Bistro du Lac truly shines. The creamy chocolate mousse contains tiny pieces of unblended, semisweet chocolate that slowly melt as you savor each bite. Profiteroles come in a miniature mountain; each is smaller than a golf ball but yields big flavor with a filling of rich vanilla ice cream. On top, a warm chocolate sauce is a full-on cacao assault, with just enough sugar to keep the dish from turning savory. When dinner is over, Rosemary says her thank-yous (en français, bien sûr), while Bernard continues to cook for a large birthday party that’s just arrived. Once the weather clears up, he’s sure to spend the rest of the summer busy in the kitchen. After all, there’s nowhere else in the U.S. to taste Samuel de Champlain’s native cuisine right on his namesake lake. m
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Perillat says that, save a few additions of his own, his menu at Bistro du Lac is almost identical to that of Chez Henri. What reads as potentially antiquated fare, when it arrives on the plate, is like a time capsule of France’s culinary past. For this diner, it starts with freshly chopped filet mignon, served in a bowl by our friendy server, Mayumi. The white-T-shirted young woman goes on to complete the task of many a tuxedoed waiter before her, carefully mixing fresh herbs, onion and cornichons with the raw meat before patting it down on fresh greens. Rosemary Perillat comes to the table with small pieces of fresh bread, noting apologetically that the recent spate of humidity has ruined the croutons she normally serves with the dish. No matter. The sturdy shreds of filet are tender and meaty, with a welcome hint of saline acid arriving via the cornichons and mustard. With the sun shining on the tented patio packed with diners, a couple can fantasize that they’re having a vacation on the French Riviera. No one is in the dining room inside, though it’s bright and covered with art. The deck below is also empty. Sadly, the croutons aren’t the only victims of the wet summer. Perillat says he has a tough go of it when the water rises too high for him to serve diners on the deck that touches the lake. “You see, there’s always traffic on the holiday; is nice weather, people come,” he explains. This year is different. Just days after the Fourth of July, Perillat says he would ordinarily be feeding more than twice as many diners as he is tonight. Of course, no one’s lining up on the rainy nights. But even on a calm evening like this one, only a few boats fill the water around the restaurant. Photos from years past testify to nautical traffic swarming the restaurant like a school of minnows. One image even shows three small planes parked beside Bistro du Lac, suggesting that, when the season is favorable, diners flock there by land, sea or air. The prices reflect the comfortable lives of the restaurant’s typical customers, but that’s only natural, given this singular view. Call it a natural-beauty tax. A plate of swordfish feels like a steal at $29, compared to a number of dishes that top $30. The meaty slab of
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Improv NIght: Fun-loving participants play “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”-style games in an encouraging environment. Spark Arts, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. $7 suggested donation. Info, 373-4703.
DrummINg & SacrED SouND: Adhi TwoOwls leads an evening of traditional rhythms aimed at transformation and empowerment. Moonlight Gifts, Milton, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 893-9966.
WomEN’S aNcIENt traDItIoNal DaNcES: Instructor Melly Bock welcomes ladies to participate in a long-term exploration of Greek and eastern European dance. Participants must attend 10 sessions over the next 13 months. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 978-424-1482.
uNcoNfErENcE: Participants at a this daylong event explore the theme “Progressive Education in Action: Passions and Challenges.” Goddard College, Plainfield, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 454-8311, sarah.hooker@goddard. edu.
mEEt Your Solar NEIghbor: Environmentally minded community members network and learn about alternative energy from Addison County solar homeowners. SunCommon Solar Pop-up Art Gallery, Middlebury, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 236-2199, suncommon.com.
‘EarlY auto racINg IN thE braDforD arEa’: Gearheads gather for a display of old racing cars before a panel discussion featuring veteran drivers. Bradford Academy, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4423.
gIrl DEvElop It coDE & coffEE: Coders of all skill levels sip cups of joe while sharing recent projects and programming problems. Competitive Computing, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. JuStIN morrIll homEStEaD tour: Folks explore grounds featuring a Gothic Revival historic house, formal gardens, interpretive exhibits and walking trails. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Info, 765-4484. vallEY NIght fEaturINg thE phINEaS gagE proJEct: Locals gather for this weekly bash of craft ales, movies and live music. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation; $2 drafts. Info, 496-8994, bigpicturetheater.info. WagoN rIDE WEDNESDaYS: Giddy up! Visitors tour the working dairy farm via this time-tested method of equine transportation. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.
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vErmoNt SummEr fEStIval horSE ShoWS: Top New England equestrians compete in various categories over the course of six weeks. Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-7. Info, email@example.com.
‘caIro 678’: As part of the Global Film Initiative, folks screen Mohamed Diab’s gripping drama about three Cairene women connected by their shared experiences with sexual harassment. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.
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champlaIN ISlaNDS farmErS markEt: Baked items, preserves, meats and eggs sustain shoppers in search of local goods. St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291. colchEStEr farmErS markEt: Locavores convene for an array of fresh produce, prepared foods, artisan wares, health and wellness products, and live entertainment. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576.
JUL.19 | THEATER Occupational Hazard When Brooklyn-based playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton was laid off from his day job, he took matters into his own hands. The result? No Place to Go, an Obie Award-winning musical ode to the unemployed. Wry and timely, the piece stars Lipton in a cheap suit backed by an “orchestra” of longtime bandmates: guitarist Eben Levy, saxophonist Vito Dieterle and upright bassist Ian Riggs. Jazz, blues, country and lounge inform a first-person monologue of workplace woes — including a company’s relocation to Mars. At once outlandish and thought provoking, the one-man show illuminates issues faced by office workers nationwide.
‘No pLAcE to go’ Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. $10-25. Info, 603-646-2422. hop.dartmouth.edu
Counterculture James Rado and Gerome Ragini’s rock musical Hair has influenced generations of theatergoers since its 1967 debut. Driven by Galt MacDermot’s original score — including the iconic “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” — it follows a “tribe” of hippies amid the socio-politically charged peace-and-love era. Bedecked with beads and bandanas, these long-haired youth protest the Vietnam War, while bringing controversial issues such as sexuality and illegal drugs center stage. In its compelling production, the Stowe Theatre Guild proves these themes transcend time and place and can resonate with audiences today.
‘hAir’ Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, July 24, 8 p.m.; see website for future dates, at Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, in Stowe. $20. Info, 253-3961. stowetheatre.com COuRTESy OF JONATHAN COuTuRE PHOTOGRAPHy
‘aSSESSmENt of prIor lEarNINg’ INformatIoN SESSIoN: Attendees learn how to earn college credit for knowledge acquired through past employment and other experiences. Community College of Vermont, Newport, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-4064, oep@ccv. edu.
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Anchors Away Racers, cruisers and day sailors unite! The Regatta for Lake Champlain features sailboats of all sizes and speeds in a pursuit-style race in Burlington harbor. Slower vessels start first, bringing all participants to the finish line at the same time for a dynamic conclusion. Proceeds from the event benefit local organizations working to improve the freshwater wonder through programs aimed at ecology, cleanliness, public access and education. Festivities kick off on Friday, with a Sailors’ Summer Party at the Burlington Community Boathouse.
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Mae West is synonymous with the glitz and glam of Hollywood’s golden age. The American Film Institute deemed her the 15th greatest female star of all time, but the accolade was not without controversy. Over the course of seven decades, the blond bombshell often pushed the limits — both on and off stage. The New York-based Pendragon Theatre explores her legacy with Claudia Shear’s award-winning musical drama, Dirty Blonde. Part of the MiddSummer Nights Theater Festival, the production features songs from West’s films and alternates between the past and present, as told from the perspective of two of her admirers. Thursday, July 18, & friday, July 19, 8 p.m.; saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., at town hall Theater in Middlebury. $20. Info, 382-9222. townhalltheater.org
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South End Farmers Market: Food producers offer one-stop shopping with seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, freshly baked bread and tasty fare. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 345-7847. Summer Barbecue: Members of the Milton Community Youth Coalition host an evening of camaraderie and grilled eats. Milton Community Youth Coalition, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009. Williston Farmers Market: Shoppers seek prepared foods and unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 8798790, email@example.com.
Burlington Go Club: Folks gather weekly to play this deceptively simple, highly strategic Asian board game. Uncommon Grounds, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free; bring a set if you have one. Info, 860-9587, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Summer Preschool Story Time: Good listeners stretch their imaginations with engaging tales, songs, puppets and more. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. The Deedle Deedle Dees: The Brooklyn-based educational rock band entertains audience members with spirited songs inspired by history and science. Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097.
Crystal Meditation: Marna Ehrech leads a weekly experiential session. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $11 suggested donation. Info, 238-7908.
Wacky Wednesday: Champ Parade: Using supplied materials, kiddos ages 8 and up depict the famed lake monster on masks or with face paint for a procession that follows. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50. Info, 877-324-6386.
‘Bugsy Malone’: Kiddos ages 5 and up get a glimpse of the essence of old gangster films with this Very Merry Theatre stage adaptation of the eponymous 1976 film. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free; bring bag lunch. Info, 865-7216.
Spanish Stories & Music: Niños up to age 6 and their parents practice their español through stories, rhymes and songs. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.
The Down & Dirty Details: Members of Four Winds Nature Institute lead little ones entering grades K and up in a hands-on activity with critters responsible for soil decomposition. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956.
LARPing (Live Action Role Play): Middle and high school students improvise an amazing adventure using characters and plots that lurk in underground worlds. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.
Community Yoga Class: Anjali Budreski and Lydia Russell-McDade teach stretching sessions suitable for students of all experience levels. Personal mat required. Old Town Hall, Brookfield, 6:15 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 276-3535, email@example.com.
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, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.
Georgia Summer Playgroup: Youngsters burn off energy on the playground with creative play and crafts. Georgia Beach, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 527-5426.
Chess for Kids: Checkmate! Students in grades 3 through 8 test their skills in this strategic game. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. Chess? Yes!: Quick thinkers ages 8 and up vie for their opponents’ king during this meeting of the minds. Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2295. Craftsbury Chamber Players MiniConcerts: Accompanied by their adult caregivers, little listeners gain exposure to classical compositions. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443. ‘Dig Into Reading!’: Dig Into Art: Librarian Susan Green leads children up to age 8 in a morning of discovery. A complimentary lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 1011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘Dig Into Reading!’: Dig Into Storytelling: Lawrence Black provides an evening of tantalizing tales. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. Digging for Dinosaurs!: Toddlers and preschoolers tap into their imaginations with themed activities. Highgate Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. Fairfield Playgroup: Tykes find entertainment in hands-on activities and snack time. Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield, 1011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.
English Conversation Group: Casual banter between native speakers and those studying the language helps the latter gain valuable knowledge. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211, firstname.lastname@example.org. English as a Second Language Class: Those with beginner, intermediate and advanced English improve their vocabulary. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. German-English Conversation Group: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch in a supportive environment. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211, email@example.com. Spanish-English Conversation Group: Habla español? Locals brush up on their foreign language conversation skills at this informal session. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211, bshatara@ burlingtonvt.gov.
Bristol Town Band: Neighbors convene for this weekly concert series that celebrates a community-band tradition of nearly 145 years. Bristol Green, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Choeur d’Enfants d’Île-de-France: Sixty children ages 8 through 14 from France’s Music Conservatory of Levallois lift their voices in a compelling recital. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances: Local musicians enliven the lunch hour. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166.
Craftsbury Chamber Players: Worldrenowned performers interpret works by Beethoven, Haydn and Kenji Bunch. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10-25; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 800-639-3443. Hinesburg Concerts in the Park: Something With Strings brings elements of blues, rock and country to toe-tapping bluegrass tunes at this outdoor show. Hinesburg Community School, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2281. Lorrie Morgan: The acclaimed country music star — and youngest person ever to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry — delights fans with her powerful vocals. Clinton County Fair, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 8 p.m. $10-21. Info, 518-561-7998. Town of Shelburne Summer Concert Series: Lowell Thompson gives an open-air performance of Americana tunes. Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-9551. Vermont Summer Music Festival: In “The Three Bs,” the New York Chamber Soloists perform Bach’s Trio Sonata, Beethoven’s Serenade in D major and Brahms’ Sextet in B-flat major. Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. Info, 863-5966 or 658-2592. ‘Wednesdays on the Marketplace’ Concert Series: A family-friendly evening celebrates Lake Champlain with live music, kids activities, prizes and local organizations dedicated to keeping Vermont’s waters healthy and clean. Top of Church Street, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2514. Will Patton Quintet: The group’s various interpretations of jazz delight fans of the genre at the Middlesex Bandstand Summer Concert Series. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic fare. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 2237525 or 229-0881.
Sunset Aquadventure: Stunning scenery welcomes paddlers of all abilities, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of loons and beavers. Meet at the Contact Station at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. at A-Side Swim Beach. Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, greenwarbler@gmail. com.
Financial Planning for Your Health: Tim Bettencourt of Northwestern Mutual presents strategies for decreasing money-related stress. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202.
Catamount Mountain Bike Series: Riders of all ages and abilities spin their wheels on 2.5K to 20K races in the country’s oldest, largest and longest-running training series. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6 p.m. $4-10; free for children under 6 in unscored races. Info, 879-6001. Green Mountain Table Tennis Club: Pingpong players swing their paddles in singles and doubles matches. Knights of Columbus, Rutland, 7-10 p.m. Free for first two sessions; $30 annual membership. Info, 247-5913.
Art & Culture Series: In “The Bartrams: America’s First Great Botanists,” Walter Mattson discusses the cultural influences of American Philosophical Society founder William Bartram
and his son, John. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. Yestermorrow Design/Build School Summer Lecture Series: Ariana Bain of Metabolic Consulting considers ecologically regenerative and socially just edibles in “Symbioculture: Healing the Food System.” Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545.
‘Art’ Auditions: Male actors in their late 20s to early 50s try out for this BarnArts Center for the Arts August production of Yasmina Reza’s drama about the purchase of a painting that threatens a friendship between three men. First Universalist Church and Society, Barnard, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 332-6020, email@example.com. ‘Hair’: Codirected by Matt Bacewicz and Sabrina Sydnor, Stowe Theatre Guild stages the acclaimed rock musical about politically active hippies during the Vietnam War. See calendar spotlight. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 253-3961. ‘Next to Normal’: The Weston Playhouse stages Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical about a family’s struggle with mental illness behind the veil of suburban life. For ages 14 and up. Weston Playhouse, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $35-61. ‘Rumors’: Thomas Ouellette directs members of the St. Michael’s Playhouse in Neil Simon’s comedy about four upper-class couples and a dinner party gone horribly wrong. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $40-43. Info, 654-2281.
Authors at the Aldrich: Author Glenn Stout delights cooks and kids alike with Bean by Bean and All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep. A concert in Currier Park follows. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. Burlington Writers Workshop Meeting: Members read and respond to the poetry and prose of fellow wordsmiths. Participants must join the group to have their work reviewed. Halflounge, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com. Info, 383-8104. Gesine Bullock-Prado: The Vermont-based cookbook author shares stories and recipes from her baking memoir My Life From Scratch. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209. Justine O’Keefe: The local author reads from her debut novel Scattered Pages, about a young woman living amid the turmoil of World War I. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Stowe Free Library Giant Book Sale: Bibliophiles go wild at this annual event featuring thousands of titles up for the choosing. Porch and lawn, Stowe Free Library, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-6145, firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Book Sale: Lit lovers peruse bargain-priced reads. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Wildbranch Writing Workshop Faculty Reading: Instructors at the renowned naturewriting workshop — including H. Emerson Blake, Robert Michael Pyle and Alison Hawthorne Demings — share their work. Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 586-7711, ext. 164.
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Woodstock, noon-1:30 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 457-3981.
Fall Garden: Master gardener Peter Burke provides tips for successful vegetable planting, including soil and plot maintenance. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $10-12; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. HiGH MowinG orGanic SeedS TrialS Field walk: Gwenael Engelskirchen gives a tour of the rigorous testing ground for more than 900 seed varieties. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Wolcott, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6174, ext. 132.
annUal oPen HoUSe: Visitors step back in time to 19th-century Vermont with a tour of the historic property and music by the Morrisville Military Band. Noyes House Museum, Morrisville, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 888-7617, email@example.com. bacon THUrSday: Pianist David Langevin displays his improvisation skills at this sweet-andsalty weekly gathering featuring bacon, creative dipping sauces and camaraderie. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 6-midnight. Cost of food; cash bar. Info, 229-2090.
inTrodUcTion To arT HiSTory: Referencing the museum’s collection, SUNY Plattsburgh professor Christopher Fasolino teaches visual arts through the ages. Plattsburgh State Art Museum, N.Y., noon-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 518-564-2498, sbell008@ plattsburgh.edu.
darTMoUTH colleGe PerForMinG arTS 2013/2014 Sneak PreView: Patrons view a multimedia presentation of upcoming visiting artists to the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Door prizes, behind-the-scenes tours and tasty fare from the Canoe Club follow. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.
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‘arT on Park’: Live music entertains attendees and more than 30 local artisans, who sell handcrafted wares, artwork, specialty foods and more. Park Street, Stowe, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-2275.
Franklin coUnTy cHaMber oF coMMerce Mixer: Members and area residents network along the shore of Lake Champlain. Bayside Pavilion, St. Albans, 5:30-7 p.m. $5-8; preregister. Info, 524-2444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMerVale: Locavores celebrate farms and farmers at a weekly event centered around food, brews, kids activities and live music. Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free to attend; cost of food and drink. Info, 660-0440.
SoUTHern VerMonT dance FeSTiVal: Dancers, choreographers and musicians join creative forces for four days of performances, workshops and themed activities. Various locations, Brattleboro, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Prices vary; see southernvermontdancefestival.com for details. Info, 410-227-3173.
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Forza: THe SaMUrai Sword workoUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when performing basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. yoGa wiTH leo leacH: Patrticipants ages 14 and up learn the fundamentals of movement and breath. Personal yoga mat required. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.
cardboard box Parade: Crafty kiddos ages 2 through 12 transform boxes into costumes inspired by their favorite construction or gardening books. A procession down Church Street follows. First Unitarian Church, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7088. craFTernoonS: Creative youngsters entering grades K through 8 tap into their imaginations with arts-and-crafts projects. Sarah Partridge Community Library, East Middlebury, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7588.
MilTon FarMerS MarkeT: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton High School, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009.
Marko the Magician (Benefit) Magic Show -July 26, 7:30 pm Aladdin (children’s show)
oPen bridGe GaMe: Players of varying experience levels put strategic skills to use in this popular card game. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 462-3373.
dJ dizzle MixinG workSHoP: The local performer demonstrates his mixing skills, then helps teens create their own tracks. Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.
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craFTSbUry cHaMber PlayerS MiniconcerTS: See WED.17. Hardwick Town House, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443.
‘norTHern borderS’: Based on Howard Frank Mosher’s eponymous novel, Jay Craven’s latest film tells the story of a young boy sent to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm during the mid1950s. Room 3, Simpson Hall, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
willoUGHby lake FarMerS & arTiSan MarkeT: Performances by local musicians join produce, eggs, gemstone jewelry, wind chimes 12v-adamantusic071713.indd and more to lure buyers throughout the warm months. 1975 Route 5A, Westmore, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 525-8842.
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‘diG inTo readinG’: craFT SerieS: Budding artists in grades 1 through 5 use pirates and treasure maps as inspiration for creative projects. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956.
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iTSy biTSy yoGa: Toddler-friendly poses meet stories, songs and games in this program for kids 5 and under with Mikki Raveh. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097.
A summer reading program for children of all ages.
Illustration copyright © 1987-2013 by Martin Handford
A summer reading program for readers entering grades 4-8 this fall. 191 Bank Street, Downtown Burlington • 802.448.3350 Essex Shoppes & Cinema, Essex • 802.872.7111
SUMMerdance: Led by dancer and instructor Candice Prosch, performers ages 9 through 90 culminate a two-week intensive workshop with a recital of various styles. Town Hall Theatre,
waTerbUry FarMerS MarkeT: Cultivators and their customers swap veggie tales and edible inspirations at a weekly outdoor emporium. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 279-4371, email@example.com.
rocHeSTer conTra dance: The Turning Stile provide live music for traditional New England social dances called by Mary Wesley. No experience or partner necessary. Pierce Hall Community Center, Rochester, 7:30-10 p.m. $58. Info, 617-721-6743.
SUMMiT ScHool PoTlUck THUrSday: Folks join family folk group Sattuma for an evening of good eats and traditional music from northwestern Russia and Finland. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share. Info, 917-1186.
All concerts are free for members Guest admission is $10, Seniors/Students: $6
THe barnSTand collecTiVe: This creative twist on traditional farm stands showcases local produce and food products alongside upcycled, vintage furniture, handmade clothing and more from participating small businesses. The Barnstand Collective, Marshfield, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-2090.
enGliSH coUnTry dance ParTy: Pianist Barb Seppeler entertains newcomers and experienced movUR ers alike. All dances are TE taught by Val Medve and Dan SY OF RO BU Seppeler. No partner necessary, ST A RTS but flat-heeled shoes are required. Richmond Free Library, 7-9:30 p.m. $8-10; bring a snack to share. Info, 881-9732.
rUTland bridal SHow: Industry professionals showcase fashions, food and day-of designs to fit every budget. Prize drawings, hors d’oeuvres and cake cutting round out the event. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 6:30 p.m. $6-7; free for bride-to-be with four paid tickets. Info, 459-2897.
ST. arnoldUS day wiTH le TroU dU diable: Folks sip classic ales in honor of the patron saint of Belgian beers at a soiree featuring special guests — and samples — from the Québecois brewery. Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 497-1026.
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eFFicienT dancinG workSHoP: Avi Waring of Montpelier Movement Collective teaches intermediate and advanced dancers how to move through space without wasting effort. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 5-6:30 p.m. $15. Info, 229-4676.
MoUnT ManSField Scale ModelerS: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature construction skill swap. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765.
new norTH end FarMerS MarkeT: Eaters stroll through an array of offerings, from sweet treats to farm-grown goods. Elks Lodge, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-8072, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MusIc WIth Mr. chrIs: Singer, storyteller and puppeteer Chris Dorman entertains kids and parents alike. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 1010:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. PIzza & MovIe nIght: Middle school students feast on slices of pie before screening a newly released flick. Highgate Public Library, 6-7:30 4:43 PMp.m. Free. Info, 868-3970.
teen Book cluB: Bookworms ages 12 and up join their peer Ivy Vachereau to share opinions about Walter Dean Myers’ award-winning tale Monster. North End Studio A, Burlington, 4:305:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-4778, ivy.vachereau@ gmail.com.
MusIc WIth derek: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song-and-dance moves to traditional and original folk. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free; limited to one session per week per family. Info, 878-4918.
suMMer story tIMe: Little ones gather for read-aloud tales, crafts, songs and creative movement. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info, 453-2366.
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verMont WIldlIfe rescue vIsIt: Animal lovers and their parents get up close and personal with critters such as turtles and snakes while learning about their natural habitats. Fairfax Community Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.
Wtf!: WoMen/trans/feMMe BIke rePaIr nIght: Non-male-identified folks convene to learn about bicycle mechanics in a supportive 3:19 PM environment. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Info, 2649687, email@example.com.
craftsBury chaMBer Players: See WED.17, Hardwick Town House, 8 p.m. $10-25; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 800-639-3443. Manchester MusIc festIval: “Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism” features works for the piano, violin, viola and cello by the famed composer and others. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 7:30 p.m. $35. Info, 362-1956. reasonaBle facsIMIle: Local favorites Carl Wener and Ralph Johnson perform as part of the West Rutland Summer Concert Series. Town Hall Green, West Rutland, 7 p.m. Free to attend; nonperishable donations accepted. Info, 438-2263. sky Blue Boys: Dan and Willy Lindner evoke 10:38 AMthe “brothers duets” acoustic tradition of the 1930s and ’40s with a varied bluegrass repertoire. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. snoW farM vIneyard concert serIes: Picnickers enjoy local libations, good eats and live music in a pastoral setting at this weekly gathering. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, grounds open, 5 p.m.; concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463. starlIne rhythM Boys: Country and jukejoint sounds of the 1940s and ‘50s enliven the Montpelier Alive Brown Bag Concert Series. Christ Church, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 595-0441. ‘the last Waltz lIve’ featurIng the rev tor Band: The Massachusetts-based group leads an all-star performance of diverse artists, who recreate the Band’s classic concert film. Proceeds benefit Music in Common. Lake Placid
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Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $22-25. Info, 518-523-2512.
Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968.
‘Juno and the Paycock’: Sean O’Casey’s acclaimed drama about Dublin’s working class during the Irish Civil War comes to the Unadilla Theatre stage. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968.
BIrd BandIng: scIence In actIon: Fans of feathered flyers learn about conservation programs and the data-collection process for wild species. Meet at sugarhouse field birdbanding area. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 7-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 434-3068. fIndIng BIrd By ear & eye: Avian enthusiasts locate songbirds on a guided walk through a young forest. Binoculars recommended. Meet at Waterbury Dam monument. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10:30 a.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. MakIng tracks & seeIng skIns: Outdoorsy types search for signs of fur-bearing animals and make plaster-of-Paris track casts to take home. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. sunset MoonrIse aquadventure: Stunning scenery welcomes paddlers of all abilities, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of loons and beavers. Meet at the Contact Station at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. at A-Side Swim Beach. Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, firstname.lastname@example.org. Water strIders: Folks grab nets and don water shoes for an aquatic adventure focused on the critters that inhabit Stevenson Brook. Meet at the Nature Trail. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10:30 a.m. $2-3; free for children 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, email@example.com.
BIc suP one desIgn challenge: Standup paddleboarders hit the water in a bout of friendly competition as part of an international racing series. Equipment is provided. North Beach, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5 plus parking fee. Info, 651-8760. MIllstone MountaIn BIke race serIes: Riders spin their wheels on one- to four-lap courses, then swap stories and bragging rights over barbecued eats. Millstone Trails, Barre, registration, 5 p.m.; race, 6 p.m. $10; bring food to grill. Info, 229-9409, firstname.lastname@example.org.
chuck ross: Vermont’s secretary of agriculture discusses the current status of the state’s dairy industry in “Vermont Agriculture Today.” Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, 6:30 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 388-2117. Ivy schWeItzer & PaMela a. Pantos: The Dartmouth College professor of English joins Opera North’s executive director to present “Little Women: From Page to Stage.” Faulkner Recital Hall, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 603-448-4141.
‘dIrty Blonde’: As part of the MiddSummer Nights Theater Festival, Pendragon Theatre Company presents Claudia Shear’s play about legendary — and often controversial — pop icon Mae West. See calendar spotlight. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 382-9222. ‘haIr’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘heartBreak house’: The Unadilla Theatre interprets George Bernard Shaw’s comedic, yet thought-provoking play about the ways in which middle-and upper-class British citizens reacted to World War I. On Festival Theatre stage,
‘next to norMal’: See WED.17, 7:30 p.m. ‘ruMors’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘shrek, the MusIcal’: A powerful score drives this production starring 25 Vermont teens, who bring the hilarious adventures of a lovable ogre and cast of misfits to the stage. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. $14-16. Info, 863-5966. ‘the ceMetery cluB’: Emme Erdossy, Jude Milstein, Maura O’Brien and Bob Nuner star in this Lost Nation Theater production of Ivan Menchell’s comedy about the rituals of three grieving — and competing — Jewish widows. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $15-30. Info, 229-0492. ‘the sound of MusIc’: The hills are alive as North Country Community Theatre stages the iconic Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical based on the lives of the Trapp Family Singers. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $16.50-19.50. Info, 603-448-0400.
lIzzy fox: The performance poet excerpts her upcoming book Place Making, in which she explores a collective spiritual connection to “home.” A group discussion and an album/book signing follow. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 253-8358. stoWe free lIBrary gIant Book sale: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. suMMer Book sale: See WED.17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
tar-sands-free kIngdoM Walk: Over the course of two days, area residents and allies walk the route of the Portland-Montréal tar-sands pipeline to raise awareness about its potential environmental repercussions. Overnight accommodations provided. North Troy Common, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; see 350vt.org for details. Info, 999-5275.
frIday nIght arts: Headlined by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, locals celebrate musical, dramatic and visual arts with appearances by Shakespeare on Main Street, the Trash2Art Competition and others. Center Street, Rutland, 6-10 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380, rutlanddowntown.com.
BallrooM & latIn dancIng: Samir Elabd leads an evening of choreographed steps for singles and couples. No partner or experience required. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, introductory lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269. eMergIng choreograPhers: Rising stars of the next generation present new work ranging from hip-hop to modern dance. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 496-5997. queen cIty tango MIlonga: No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. North End Studios, Burlington, introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. $7. Info, 877-6648.
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Southern Vermont Dance FeStiVal: See THU.18, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
JuStin morrill homeSteaD tour: See WED.17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Queen city GhoStwalk: DarkneSS FallS tour: Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps. Burlington City Hall Park, 8 p.m. $14-18; meet 10 minutes before start time. Info, 863-5966. SailorS’ Summer Party: Tasty eats complement a DJ and dancing as folks gear up for the Regatta for Lake Champlain. Proceeds benefit local organizations dedicated to the health of the lake. Burlington Community Boathouse, 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation; cash bar for ages 21 and up. Info, 658-3023. the BarnStanD collectiVe: See THU.18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
fairs & festivals
chamPlain Valley FeStiVal: Pete Sutherland, Sarah Blair, Jim Burns and others take the stage during this three-day fête of music, dancing, children’s activities and workshops. Rock Point School, Burlington, 5-11 p.m. $20-40 per day; $85 full weekend pass; free for children under 12. Info, 877-850-0206. Vermont Summer FeStiVal horSe ShowS: See WED.17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
aShBury FilmS: ‘the Short Film concert’: Movie lovers screen an acclaimed program of international cinema. Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester, 8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 875-1018. lake PlaciD center For the artS Film SerieS: Malik Bendjelloul’s Academy Awardwinning documentary Searching for Sugar Man features 1970s rock icon Rodriguez, who disappeared for decades before reemerging onstage. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $6. Info, 518-523-2512.
food & drink
chelSea FarmerS market: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with eggs, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 685-9987, email@example.com.
killinGton wine FeStiVal: This celebration of palate-pleasing varietals features an estate wine tasting, pairing dinners, a Wine and Golf Scramble, Bubbly Brunch and more. Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 6-8 p.m. $60-135. Info, 7734181 or 558-1543.
Forza: the Samurai SworD workout: See THU.18, 9-10 a.m.
acorn cluB Story time: Little ones up to age 6 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. Diy terrariumS: Kiddos in grades 6 through 12 use moss, stones and found objects to create miniature, enclosed ecosystems to take home. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. DiGGin’ in the Dirt: Animal lovers have a meet-and-greet with turtles, toads and snakes from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. DroP-in Story time: Picture books, finger plays and action rhymes captivate kids of all ages. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. DunGeonS & DraGonS: Imaginative XP earners in grades 6 and up exercise their problemsolving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. enoSBurG FallS Story hour: Young ones show up for fables and crafts. Enosburg Public Library, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. montGomery tumBle time: Physical fitness activities help build strong muscles. Montgomery Recreation Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.
BeartrackS: As part of the Music at Dusk concert series, the band plays an acoustic mix of roots-country, bluegrass and Americana. Trinity Episcopal Church, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 518-561-1035. Green mountain chamBer muSic FeStiVal: ‘an enGliSh eVeninG’: Faculty from the annual summer conservatory to perform works by Frank Bridge, Jeremiah Clarke and Edward Elgar. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25; $140 for seven-concert pass; free for students under age 22 with valid school ID. Info, 503-1220, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hannah Free by Claudia Allen — Saturday July 13 and Friday July 19, 7:30 PM
Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead by Martin Casella — Sunday July 14 and Saturday July 20, 7:30 PM
matthewS/klimowSki enSemBle: Classical guitar Peter Matthews and cellist Bonnie Klimowski lead a spirited performance. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 326-4603.
TICKETS: Adults $17 advance, $20 day of show; students $12 advance, $15 day of show. Three-play pass for the price of two plays at the box office only: 728.6464
northwooDS kinGDom coFFeehouSe: Full moon muSic with tim lancaSter: Armed with a harmonica and guitar — and occasional cameos of banjo and piano — the local singer-songwriter performs country-folk tunes. Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 723-6551, ext. 115, email@example.com.
exhibit, Monday July 8 - Sunday July 21
Introductions before each performance: details at www.Chandler-Arts.org. A talkback and a reception follow each performance. Chandler Music Hall Randolph, Vermont
‘SimPly SonDheim’: Pianist Joyce Flanagan accompanies vocalists Cathy Walsh and Stephen 8V-Chandler071013.indd Rainville in selected works by the famed American composer and lyricist. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 352-6671.
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Summer carillon SerieS: The melodic sounds of giant bronze bells resonate through the air as Tatiana Lukyanova performs at this campus concert. Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 433-3168.
‘there Be treaSure BurieD here’: Sword fighting? A storm at sea? Members of Rutland High School’s Encore Theatre summer extension program present a choose-your-adventure pirate story as part of a statewide tour. Town Hall, Poultney, 3 p.m. $4; $12 for family of four. Info, 770-1134.
take one trio: Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Arnowitt leads bassist Jamie MacDonald and drummer Todd Watkins in original compositions and improvisational interpretations of works by Gershwin and others. Old Town Hall, Brookfield, 7 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 276-9906.
‘there Be treaSure BurieD here’: rutlanD: See above listing. Auditorium, Rutland Intermediate School, 10 a.m.
the keatinG 5: More than 175 years of combined experience and a wide range of instruments — including congas, harmonicas and horns — inform an eclectic mix of covers and originals. Bring a chair or blanket. Central Park, Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-6401.
Summer PriDe FeStiVal: A staged reading of Moises Kaufmann’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde complements Claudia Allen’s Hannah Free and Martin Casella’s Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $12-20. Info, 728-6464.
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Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co. - The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont Evie Lovett’s and Greg Sharrow’s audio-visual
muSic with Derek: Kiddos up to age 8 shake their sillies out to toe-tapping tunes. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufmann — Friday July 12
lewiS Franco & the miSSinG catS: The singer-songwriter gets the crowd jumping and jiving to gypsy swing tunes from the 1930s and ’40s as part of Barnet’s 250th anniversary celebration. Pavilion, Harvey’s Lake, Barnet, 7-10 p.m. Donations. Info, 223-0882.
Summer SeSSionS: Seth Yacovone entertains the crowd at this weekly celebration of Vermont music. Magic Hat brews and Skinny Pancake crepes round out the fun. Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2739.
what BoneS can tell uS: Whale bones encourage inquiry and hands-on discovery for inquisitive preschool minds. Bradford Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.
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Thursday 8:00PM July 25, 2013 Hardwick Town House Featuring Music By:
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Vermont Summer muSic FeStiVal: ‘BrahmS on the waterFront’: Members of the Toronto and Montréal Symphonies join forces as the New Orford String Quartet in a performance of works by the German composer. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 863-5966 or 658-2592.
Wednesday 8:00PM July 24, 2013 UVM Recital Hall
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weStForD FarmerS market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 524-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org.
aVoiD FallS with imProVeD StaBility: A personal trainer demonstrates daily practices for seniors concerned about their balance. Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 10 a.m. $5. Info, 658-7477.
aFter the roDeo: Listeners lend their ears to the trio’s seamless harmonies and mix of blues and bluegrass. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Lincoln Peak Vineyard, New Haven, 6-8 p.m. Free; wine and pizza available. Info, 388-7368.
FooDwayS FriDayS: Heirloom herbs and vegetables transform into seasonal dishes via historic recipes prepared by visitors in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355.
‘a courSe in miracleS’ meet-uP: Attendees learn principles that help foster an intuitive, holistic lifestyle. Bring a journal. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 671-4569.
FiVe cornerS FarmerS market: From natural meats to breads and wines, farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an open-air exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 5cornersfarmersmarket@ gmail.com.
health & fitness
‘northern BorDerS’: See THU.18. Thetford Academy, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
wonDerFul winG niGht: The men’s auxiliary hosts a smorgasbord of this favorite finger food in flavor variations that please every palate. Live music by One Duzzi follows. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 5:30-7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 878-0700.
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Birds By Ear: A wooded excursion features the 35 types of songbirds that inhabit the park. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 9 a.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, email@example.com.
tar-sands-FrEE kinGdoM Walk: See FRI.19, 10 a.m.
sunsEt PaddlE on thE ClydE rivEr: Folks welcome twilight with an exploration of the river’s wetlands. Seymour Lake, Morgan, 6-8 p.m. $10 includes canoe gear; preregister. Info, 723-6551, ext. 115.
FarM tour: solstiCE sEEds: Folks observe food production on Sylvia Davatz’s homestead and learn about preserving valuable vegetable varieties via seed saving. Solstice Seeds, Hartland, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 295-5804, firstname.lastname@example.org.
so, you Wanna Go For a hikE?: Nature lovers get up-to-date information on how to access area trails — including an interactive demonstration on what to bring. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 5:30 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm.
‘dirty BlondE’: See THU.18, 8 p.m. ‘hair’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘hEartBrEak housE’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Juno and thE PayCoCk’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m.
art dEMos, shoW & salE: Traditional craftspeople discuss and demonstrate their work, including quilting, tole painting, watercolor illustration, woodworking and more. Colchester Middle School, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1595. CraFt Fair: Local artisans display their wares at this fundraiser for the Middlebury Studio School featuring children’s activities, face painting, homemade pie and more. Town Green, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 247-3702.
Cars & CoFFEE oF vErMont: Hot wheels! Auto collectors and enthusiasts convene over hot cups of joe to talk shop and display rides ranging from vintage motorcycles to hot rods. South Burlington High School, 7-9 a.m. Free. Info, 229-8666.
‘MoBy diCk’: Shakespeare in the Barn presents Deb Gwinn’s original stage adaptation of Herman Melville’s great American classic. Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 8 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 989-7226.
EMErGinG ChorEoGraPhErs: See FRI.19, 8 p.m.
‘nExt to norMal’: See WED.17, 7:30 p.m.
‘no PlaCE to Go’: UR Joined by his three-man TE SY “orchestra,” playwright/ OF PA UL songwriter Ethan Lipton RAL ST ON performs his Obie Award-winning musical ode to the state of the American unemployed. See calendar spotlight. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘PiratE kinGs & draMa QuEEns’: Dana Kelly directs this Adirondack Regional Theatre debut of local playwright Dan Gallagher’s comedy about a hilarious sequence of events related to staging a high school musical. Auditorium, Plattsburgh City Hall, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 518-572-6003. ‘ruMors’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘shrEk, thE MusiCal’: See THU.18, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘thE CEMEtEry CluB’: See THU.18, 8 p.m.
‘thE sound oF MusiC’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m.
on Church Street. Burlington City Hall, 11 a.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259.
BroWn BaG Book CluB: Bookworms voice opinions about Jim Fergus and J. Will Dodd’s One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. rEBa WhitE WilliaMs: The author presents the dark side of the glamorous art world in her mystery Restrike. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. stoWE FrEE liBrary Giant Book salE: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
PEaCE & JustiCE CEntEr ‘lEt’s danCE toGEthEr’ sEriEs: Supported by instructor Morgan Sherry, international youth lead classes in dance styles reflective of their culture. North End Studios, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. $5-10. Info, 863-2345, kyle@ pjcvt.org. southErn vErMont danCE FEstival: See THU.18, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ‘taP kids shoWCasE sPEC-taP-u-lar’: Top tap dancers ages 9 through 22 give a rousing performance featuring new work, live music and excerpts from the internationally acclaimed touring show. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25; limited space. Info, lisa@ nystage.com.
BikE JaM: Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 264-9687. BurlinGton WatErFront WalkinG tour: A stroll along Lake Champlain’s shoreline highlights the city’s industrial and maritime past. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet at the visitor’s center on the bottom of College Street. Burlington waterfront, 1 p.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259. doWntoWn BurlinGton WalkinG tour: Participants step back in time amid the Queen City’s intriguing history and architecture. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet
historiC tour oF uvM: Professor emeritus William Averyt leads a walk through campus, referencing architectural highlights and notable personalities along the way. Meet at Ira Allen statue. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister at uvm.edu. Info, 578-8830. Justin Morrill hoMEstEad tour: See WED.17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. nEW EnGland FEdEral CrEdit union shrEd FEst: Folks destroy and dispose of sensitive financial documents and hard drives, and recycle electronics in a secure environment. Limit of five boxes and hard drives per person. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790. oPEn housE/sun Party: The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation hosts this gathering of sky gazers, who mingle over a state-of-the art research telescope. Northern Skies Observatory, Peacham, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 313-205-0724. QuEEn City GhostWalk: darknEss Falls tour: See FRI.19, 8 p.m. thE Barnstand CollECtivE: See THU.18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Whooo Wants WinE?: Vintners, pizza makers and birders unite for an evening of fine wine, good eats and potential owl sightings. Huntington River Winery, 5-8 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 434-2167. WüsthoF kniFE sharPEninG: A representative from the renowned German company demonstrates proper techniques for honing non-serrated blades. Limit three knives per person. Williams-Sonoma, Burlington, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-4975.
fairs & festivals
ChaMPlain vallEy FEstival: See FRI.19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. vErMont suMMEr FEstival horsE shoWs: See WED.17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
‘MonsiEur lazhar’: In Philippe Falardeau’s award-winning drama, an Algerian immigrant who replaces a Montréal teacher after her tragic death profoundly affects her grieving students. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. ‘northErn BordErs’: See THU.18. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
food & drink
BurlinGton FarMErs MarkEt: More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 3105172, email@example.com. BurlinGton Food tour: Locavores take a bite out of the Queen City’s finest cuisine with a scrumptious stroll that includes samples from the Burlington Farmers Market and a dish from an area restaurant. East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room, Burlington, 12:30-3 p.m. $45; preregister. Info, 277-0180. 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, 223-2958. ChaMPlain islands FarMErs MarkEt: Baked items, preserves, meats and eggs sustain shoppers in search of local goods. St. Joseph
Church Hall, Grand Isle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291. EnosBurG Falls FarMErs MarkEt: A morethan-20-year-old bazaar offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503. killinGton WinE FEstival: See FRI.19, noon4 p.m. MiddlEBury FarMErs MarkEt: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. northWEst FarMErs MarkEt: Stock up on local produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Free. Info, 370-6040. rutland County FarMErs MarkEt: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, fresh-cut flowers, sweet treats, and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. WaitsFiEld FarMErs MarkEt: Local entertainment enlivens a bustling, open-air market boasting extensive seasonal produce, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027.
health & fitness
Fit CaMP: Folks get a weekend workout with a run and circuit training. Meet at the skate park. Burlington waterfront, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 774-563-8273. r.i.P.P.E.d.: See WED.17. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. sunday sPiritual hEalinG MEditation: A supportive environment helps participants access intuition, empowerment and self-healing tools. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 11 a.m.noon. Suggested $15 donation. Info, 671-4569.
aCorn CluB sCiEnCE story tiME: Youngsters ages 3 through 7 listen to themed narratives that get them thinking. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. hands-on lEarninG: Kids ages 7 and up discover the world of physics via rubber banddriven race cars made with Thames and Kosmos science kits. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. Moonlit CaMPFirE: Youngsters and their adult companions sit fireside and make s’mores before a visit from a live owl. Shelburne Farms, 7-9 p.m. $5-6; preregister. Info, 985-8686. northWEst FarMErs MarkEt story Walk: Little ones take a literary stroll through the market amid an array of local foods. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. ‘roBinson CrusoE’: Budding thespians from around the region culminate a weeklong residency with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., noon & 3 p.m. $5-7. Info, 518-523-2512. russian Play tiME With natasha: Kiddos up to age 8 learn new words with rhymes, games, music, dance and a puppet show. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. saturday story tiME: Families gather for imaginative tales. Phoenix Books Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.
suMMEr PridE FEstival: See FRI.19, 6:30 p.m.
killinGton MusiC FEstival: In “Celtic Journey,” internationally acclaimed musicians perform works by Flynn, Philip Martin, Baptiste Barrière and Gabriel Fauré. Ramshead Lodge, Killington Resort, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 422-1330.
liSt Your EVENt for frEE At SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT Lyra Summer muSic WorkShop: Music lovers of all ages and abilities join a play-along and sing-along sight-reading session featuring pop tunes. Personal instruments encouraged. First Light Studios, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 917-622-0395. Sound mind With peter mix: The acclaimed mandolinist enlivens a performance of spirited rock-and-roll tunes. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 760-4634. Spreading Light muSic FeStivaL: Live performances by the Adam Ezra Group and the Dupont Brothers help raise funds and awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. Battery Park, Burlington, 2-5 p.m. $10-12; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 775-530-7555 or 202-531-5605, firstname.lastname@example.org.
on dirt, gravel and soil trails on challenging 5K or 10K courses. Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen, 4 p.m. $45. Info, 247-6735, info@blueberryhillinn. com. regatta For Lake champLain: Sailors and crews from cruisers to competitive racers participate in this pursuit-format race to benefit local organizations associated with the lake. See calendar spotlight. Burlington Harbor, 11:30 a.m. $150-1000 per boat; preregister. Info, 658-3023.
‘dirty BLonde’: See THU.18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘hair’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘heartBreak houSe’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Juno and the paycock’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m.
Syd StraW: The singer-songwriter marks her return to Vermont with a unique blend of blues and folk-rock. Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester, 8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 875-1018.
‘moBy dick’: See FRI.19, 8 p.m.
the dave keLLer Band: The Montpelierbased musicians deliver funky, soulful, original blues to locals at the Essex Junction Block Party. Railroad Ave., Essex, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6944.
‘rumorS’: See WED.17, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
‘Shrek, the muSicaL’: See THU.18, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘the Sound oF muSic’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m.
hike neW BoSton traiL & Long traiL: Advanced hikers keep a moderate pace on a difficult route that gains 2000 feet in elevation over 13.9 miles. Contact trip leader for details. U.S. Forest Service Road 99, Chittenden, 8:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 879-0755, pcottrel@ myfairpoint.net.
So, you Wanna go For a hike?: See FRI.19, 5:30 p.m. vcam acceSS orientation: Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.
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iSraeLi FoLk dancing: All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $2; free first session. Info, 8640218, ext. 21.
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‘a WhaLe oF a day’: A live video stream from Mystic Seaport documents the relaunch of the restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan. A visit to LCMM’s boat shop and themed activities follow. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $6-10; free for members. Info, 475-2022.
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open Studio SeSSionS: Artists with their own materials take advantage of available space and practice their craft. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 1-4 p.m. $10. Info, 253-8358.
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We WaLk StevenSon Brook: Adventureseekers slip into their water shoes for a guided hike in and along the spring-fed stream. Meet at Stevenson Brook Trailhead. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10:30 a.m. $2-3; free for children 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 2447103, email@example.com.
paddLe the WinooSki: Naturalists Tom Baribault, Ernie Buford and Jon Kart lead a six-mile exploration down the Winooski River, highlighting wildlife and geology along the way. Limit 12 canoes and kayaks. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 338-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘pirate kingS & drama QueenS’: See FRI.19, 7:30 p.m.
StoWe Free LiBrary giant Book SaLe: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
oWL proWL & night ghoSt hike: Brave souls shine flashlights in search of nocturnal creatures on an excursion to 19th-century settlement ruins, where ghost stories are shared. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.
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‘next to normaL’: See WED.17, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
garden tour: Green thumbs take a selfguided route through Jericho and Underhill to visit eight landscape designs. Various Jericho & Underhill locations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $12. Info, 899-3853.
muShroom WaLk: Fungi foragers search for chanterelles and other varieties, then return to the library to identify their finds. Bring a basket, brush and snippers. Bradford Public Library, 9:45 a.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.
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Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront: Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Battery Park, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14-18; for ages 9 and up. Info, 863-5966. The Barnstand Collective: See THU.18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
fairs & festivals
Champlain Valley Festival: See FRI.19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vermont Cheesemakers Festival: Fromage lovers join chefs and more than 40 artisan cheesemakers for workshops, panel discussions, cooking demos and hundreds of tasty samples. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $50; free for children under 3. Info, 863-5966 or 800-884-6287. Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows: See WED.17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Summer Pride Festival: See FRI.19, 7 p.m.
Music on the Porch: Mark LeGrand gives an informal concert of original Americana, blues and country. Waterbury Station, Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Café, 1-3 p.m. Free; nonperishable food items accepted. Info, 882-2700. No Left Turn: The local band performs an evening of classic rock and blues as part of the Westford Summer Concert Series. Westford Common, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 879-3749.
food & drink
South Burlington Farmers Market: Farmers, food vendors, artists and crafters set up booths in the parking lot. Kids ages 5 through 12 join the fun with the “Power of Produce” Club. South Burlington High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, sbfm.manager@gmail. com.
Vermont Jazz Ensemble: The 17-piece group performs hits from the Big Band era. Proceeds benefit the Island Arts youth scholarship fund. Grand Isle Lake House, grounds open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. $20-25; free for children under 12. Info, 863-5966 or 372-8889.
Killington Wine Festival: See FRI.19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
French Conversation Group: Dimanches: Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Panera Bread, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.
Dehydrating Fruits & Vegetables: Master gardener Peter Burke demonstrates creative ways to preserve the summer harvest. City Market, Burlington, 1-2:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister at citymarket.coop. Info, 861-9700.
Summer Carillon Series Extra: Tatiana Lukyanova makes the black and white keys dance with a special organ recital. Mead Chapel, Middlebury, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
‘Northern Borders’: See THU.18. Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
Museum, Huntington, 2-3 p.m. Free with admission, $3-6; preregister. Info, 434-2167.
Stowe Farmers Market: Preserves, produce and other provender attract fans of local food. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027 or 498-4734, email@example.com. Winooski Farmers Market: Area growers and bakers offer live music, ethnic eats and a large variety of produce and agricultural products on the green. Good eaters ages 5 through 12 celebrate veggies with the “Power of Produce” Club. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 413-446-4684, winooskimarket@ gmail.com.
Catamount Poker Texas Hold ’em Tournament: Players put on their game faces and place bets to benefit Bookmobile literacy services in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Champlain Country Club, Swanton, 12:306:30 p.m. $60 includes $5000 in chips. Info, 868-5077.
Peace & Justice Center Kids Club: Thailand & Vietnam Celebration Day: Area kiddos ages 5 through 14 honor the cultures with stories, games, music, snacks and a presentation by Teasella Taelyn Thi Nguyen. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6. Sundays for Fledglings: Junior birders ages 5 through 12 develop observation and research skills in this combination of environmental science and outdoor play. Birds of Vermont
Vermont Summer Music Festival: ‘Mozart Magic’: William Metcalfe directs the Oriana Singers and members of the festival orchestra in a program of the famed composer’s works. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 863-5966 or 658-2592.
Birds By Ear: See FRI.19, 9 a.m. Middlebury Walking Tour: Middlebury College professor of the history of art and architecture Glenn Andres leads an educational stroll from the town green bandstand to the Sheldon Museum. Town Green, Middlebury, 2 p.m. $5-10 includes museum admission. Info, 388-2117. Niquette Bay State Park Walk: A familyfriendly excursion of approximately two miles introduces nature lovers to the park. Contact trip leader for details. Niquette Bay State Park, Colchester, 9 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 9997839, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rockin’ the Little River: Folks meet at the Waterbury Dam viewpoint and monument to explore the reforested remains of Camp Smith and learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11:30 a.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, greenwarbler@gmail. com. Sunday Morning Bike Rides: Cyclists take a casual 25- to 30-mile road ride that begins at Eastern Mountain Sports and heads south toward Charlotte and Hinesburg. Eastern Mountain Sports, South Burlington, 8-10 a.m. Free. Info, 864-0473, email@example.com. War of the Weeds!: Garden helpers learn about plant identification while removing invasive honeysuckle shrubs. Meet at A-Side Camper’s Beach parking lot. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champ’s Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis: Cyclists pedal eight- or 40-mile courses, while
runners and walkers take on a 5K before a lakeside barbecue luncheon. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, 8 a.m. $30-75; $25-30 for barbecue only; additional fundraising encouraged. Info, 310-3176 or 310-5983, champschallenge.org. Vermont Sun Triathalon: A 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run put athletes’ physical and mental strength to the test. Branbury State Park, Salisbury, registration, 6:45-7:45 a.m; race, 8 a.m $65-80; $95-110 for team. Info, 388-6888. Women’s Pickup Soccer: Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Rain location, Miller Community and Recreation Center. Starr Farm Athletic Field, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3; for women ages 18 and up. Info, 864-0123.
John Ewing & Thomas W. Anderson: Two of the original organizers of the Ethan Allen Homestead and the Winooski Valley Park District share stories about their colleague, visionary historian Ralph Nading Hill. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5403.
‘Heartbreak House’: See THU.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Moby Dick’: See FRI.19, 8 p.m. ‘Next to Normal’: See WED.17, 3 p.m. ‘Shrek, the Musical’: See THU.18, 2 p.m. ‘The Cemetery Club’: See THU.18, 7 p.m. ‘The TOTAL THIS & THAT CIRCUS’: Bread and Puppet Theater merges circus and pageant into one event featuring new characters and politically charged scenarios. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 525-3031. ‘Young Frankenstein the Musical’ Auditions: Actors ranging in their mid-20s through mid-50s try out for the Valley Players’ upcoming production of Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s stage adaptation of the former’s 1974 comedic film. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 318-5368, shannon.pitonyak@ gmail.com.
Back Roads Reading Series: Award-winning nature and travel writer Edward Hoagland reads and signs selected works. Congregational Church, Brownington, 3 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, backroadsreadings@ gmail.com. Howard Coffin: The historical author signs and discusses his newest book, Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3406. Stowe Free Library Giant Book Sale: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
HomeShare Vermont Informational Session: Those interested in homesharing and/or caregiving programs meet with staff to learn more. HomeShare Vermont, South Burlington, noon-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5625.
Adaptive International Folk Dancing: Creative movers of all ages, abilities and mobility learn international routines. Walkers and
wheelchairs are accommodated. North End Studio A, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. $5; free for assistants. Info, 863-6713.
‘Northern Borders’: See THU.18. Townshend Church, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
health & fitness
Avoid Falls With Improved Stability: See FRI.19, 10 a.m. Childbirth Refresher Class: Parents-to-be join other couples to review the physical and emotional aspects of giving birth, along with relaxation and breathing techniques. Franklin County Home Health Agency, St. Albans, 7-9 p.m. $25. Community Tent Yoga With Peggy Pineiro: Folks of all ages stretch their bodies and still their minds with poses, breathing exercises and final relaxation. Personal mat required. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout: See THU.18, 6-7 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.17, 7-8 p.m. Women’s Intuition & Spiritual Healing Class: Cynthia Warwick Seiler leads a weekly seminar focused on energizing holistically and tapping into creativity. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 671-4569.
Alice in Noodleland: Youngsters get acquainted over crafts and play while new parents and expectant mothers chat with maternity nurse and lactation consultant Alice Gonyar. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. ‘Dig Into Reading’: Reading Buddies: Teen mentors foster a love of books in youngsters in grades K through 5. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. Heavy Equipment at Public Works: Big wheels! Students entering grades 1 through 5 take a seat in service vehicles and learn what goes into the weekly inspections that keep them running smoothly. Public Works Garage, Essex Junction, 9-10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. The Day the Crayons Quit Story Time: Little ones get creative with art activities and NOOK tablets. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: See FRI.19. Cabot Public Library, 7 p.m. $4; $12 for family of four. Info, 770-1134. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Montgomery: See FRI.19. Grange Hall, Montgomery, 1:30 p.m. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Richford: See FRI.19. Richford Day Camp, 10 a.m. We Dig Our Monsters! Monday: Batter up! Baseball fans ages 5 and up meet members of local minor league team the Vermont Lake Monsters. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1111:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.
Caspian Monday Music: Pianist Filip Blachnio performs works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Alexander Scriabin and Ignaz Paderewski. Private home, Greensboro, 8 p.m. $10-18; free for children under 18. Info, 617-282-8605.
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Lyra Summer muSic WorkShop: ceLLo maStercLaSS: Cellist Nicholas Cannellakis of New York City’s esteemed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center shares his expertise with students. Conant Auditorium, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, 3:30 p.m. Free to attend; $10-15 donations accepted. Info, 917-622-0395. recorder-pLaying group: Musicians produce early folk, baroque and swing-jazz melodies. New and potential players welcome. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0030, info@prestomusic. net. Sambatucada! open rehearSaL: New players are welcome to pitch in as Burlington’s samba street-percussion band sharpens its tunes. Experience and instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.
FuLL moon WaLk: The Winooski Valley Park District’s environmental educator leads an informative stroll illuminated by lunar light. Macrae Farm Park, Colchester, 8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5744, americorps@wvpd. org.
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great brandon auction: Auctioneer Barb Watters elicits bids on items ranging from attic treasures to barn bargains. Central Park, Brandon, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 247-6401. Lake champLain tWiLight hiStory cruiSeS: Jim Bullard, former owner and operator of the Fort Ticonderoga ferry, and Shoreham town historian Susan MacIntire reference visible landmarks on a narrated trip aboard the Carillon. Larabee’s Point, Shoreham, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30-35; preregister. Info, 388-2117. rock oF ageS Quarry buS tour: Granite lovers get firsthand experience of the world’s largest deep-hole quarry. A visit to downtown Barre follows. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 8:30 a.m. $10; preregister; limited space. Info, 878-6955. time traveL tueSdayS: Willing workers of all ages step into the past with late-19th-century farm chores and pastimes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.
‘northern borderS’: See THU.18. Marlboro College, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
baSic computer SkiLLS: Those looking to enter the high-tech age gain valuable knowledge. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3403.
food & drink
interactive muSic therapy WorkShop: Robin Hanbridge introduces attendees to a blend of meditation, vibration and sacred sound using the didgeridoo, harmonium and Kirtan mantras. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 671-4569.
rutLand county FarmerS market: See SAT.20, 3-6 p.m.
5k running SerieS: Athletes break a sweat in a weekly bout of friendly competition. Arrowhead Golf Course, Milton, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 893-0234.
StoWe Free Library giant book SaLe: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
community Forum: State representatives outline ways to navigate upcoming changes in the health-insurance marketplace. Lyndon Town School, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 585-6339.
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Wine dinner: Kristin Butke of Eric Solomon’s European Cellars hosts a five-course meal that pairs wines from southern France with gourmet cuisine. Nika, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $50; preregister; limited space. Info, 660-9533.
health & fitness
guided partner thai bodyWork: Lori Flower of Karmic Connection leads basic techniques that create relaxation and personal connection. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. Laughter yoga: What’s so funny? Giggles burst out as gentle aerobic exercise and yogic breathing meet unconditional laughter to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. Miller Community and Recreation Center, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 355-5129. moderate kripaLu yoga: Students incorporate breath, posture, meditation and relaxation appropriate to their comfort and skill levels. Chai Space, Dobrá Tea, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, email@example.com.
creative tueSdayS: Artists engage their imaginations with recycled crafts. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. ‘dig into Food’: preSchooL Story hour: Themed reads and crafts teach kiddos up to age 6 about palate-pleasing eats. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. ‘dig into reading!’: exordium adventure: Explorations in nature grant youngsters in grades K and up hands-on experience with their environment. Highgate Municipal Park, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970.
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SWing dance practice SeSSion: Quickfooted participants get moving in different styles, such as the lindy hop, charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.
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Summer book SaLe: Bookworms get their literary fix with hundreds of tomes in various genres. Rutland Free Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860.
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‘Dig Into Reading’: Weekly Garden Visit: Budding green thumbs in grades 1 and up tend the Summit Street School garden and listen to themed stories. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9-10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. Fascinating Fossils: Tales with environmental educator Kristen Littlefield help kiddos explore remnants of the past. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Fresh From the Garden, Good Food for Kids: Adventurous eaters in first grade and higher help prepare dishes made with freshly harvested veggies. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. Garden Storytime: Little ones up to age 5 head to the library’s plot for summertime tales and songs. Indoor program in the event of inclement weather. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097. Lunch Time Read-Aloud: Stories and snacks sate little ones’ appetites for tantalizing tales and tasty treats. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, noon-1 p.m. Free; bring a bag lunch. Info, 482-5189. Preschool Storytime & Take-Home Craft: Little learners master early-literacy skills through tales, songs and hands-on activities. Sarah Partridge Community Library, East Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-7588.
Stop-Motion Animation: Middlebury Community Television leads a four-day workshop for movie lovers entering grades 4 and up, who learn how to transform still images into animated films. For those who have attended Youth Media Lab or Lights, Camera, Action camp. Community Meeting Room and Young Adult Room, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097, ilsleypubliclibrary.org. Story Time With Corey: Read-aloud tales and crafts led by store employee Corey Bushey expand the imaginations of young minds. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. Summer Story Time Series: Special guest readers delight lit lovers of all ages with tales and themed crafts at this weekly gathering. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: See FRI.19. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4 p.m. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Milton: See FRI.19. Milton Outdoor Performance Center, 7 p.m. Youth Media Lab: Aspiring Spielbergs learn about moviemaking with local television experts. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097.
American Rock Night With Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Led by Willie Nelson’s son — a prodigious vocalist and guitarist in his own right — the California-based rockers enliven the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series. Mid’s Park, Lake Placid, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-523-8925. Burlington Ensemble Summer Serenades: Violinist Rachel Lee opens the summer program with Vivaldi’s violin concertos, Jean Sibelius’ Andante Festivo and Max Bruch’s String Octet. Proceeds benefit Vermont FEED.
Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; indoor concert, 7:30 p.m. $30. Info, 598-9520. Castleton Summer Concerts: Ten-piece ensemble the New York Players inform a vast repertoire with varied percussion, horns and stellar vocals. Pavilion, Castleton State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. Gazebo Concerts 2013: The Dave Keller Band kick off the live music series with stellar vocals and soulful blues. Helen Day Memorial Lawn, Stowe, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 253-7792. KoSA Music Festival: Internationally renowned percussionists from the music camp — including Memo Acevedo, Sergio Bellotti and Gregg Bissonette — keep the beat with nightly performances. Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 468-1119. Lyra Summer Music Workshop: Cellist Nicholas Cannellakis and violinist Melissa White perform works by Bach, John Corigliano, Eugène Ysaÿe and Zoltán Kodály. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. Free to attend; $10-15 donations accepted. Info, 917-622-0395. ‘Midsummer Moon’: The acclaimed Formosa Quartet joins local musicians and writers in a themed mixed-media performance of chamber music and spoken word. United Church of Christ, Greensboro, 8 p.m. $20; free for kids ages 18 and under. Info, 533-2301. Music in the Park: Jenni Johnson and the Junketeers deliver jazz, blues and funk at this outdoor concert series featuring fare from the Accidental Farmer and Island Ice Cream. Knight Point State Park, North Hero, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 372-8400. Northeast Kingdom Shape Note Sing: Locals lend their voices to four-part harmonies at this weekly sing-along of early American music in the “fa-sol-la” tradition. Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm, Glover, 7:30 p.m. Info, 525-3031. The Woedoggies at Tuesday Night Live: The three-piece string band lends multipart harmonies to a varied repertoire of acoustic country at this outdoor concert series. Barbecue fare available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7826. Waterbury Community Band: The local ensemble fills the air with spirited marches and concert-band selections. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2137, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bug Walk: Insect lovers grab a net and take a stroll in search of interesting invertebrates. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. $3-5. Info, 229-6206.
Catamount Trail Running Series: Runners of all ages and abilities break a sweat in this weekly 5K race. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6-8 p.m. $3-8; free for children 8 and under. Info, 879-6001.
‘Next to Normal’: See WED.17, 7:30 p.m. ‘Our Town’: Len Cariou — Tony Award-winner and star of ABC’s “Blue Bloods” — leads a talented cast in this Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency production of Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Town Hall Green, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. $15-30. Info, 553-7487. ‘Rumors’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘Young Frankenstein the Musical’ Auditions: See SUN.21, 6 p.m.
Kane Gilmour: The Vermont-based thriller author discusses independent publishing in the 21st century. A book signing follows. Next Chapter Bookstore, Barre, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 476-3114.
An Evening of Music & Dance: Youngsters join their instructors from Young Tradition Vermont’s Trad Camp in spirited songs and choreographed moves. Pete Sutherland, Brian Sustic and others add to the fun. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.
Cady/Potter Writers Circle: Literary enthusiasts improve their craft through assignments, journal exercises, reading, sharing and occasional book discussions. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m. noon. Free. Info, 349-6970.
Stowe Free Library Giant Book Sale: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Paul Simon & Charlie Nardozzi: The landscape architect and master gardener present techniques as featured in their new book Urban Gardening for Dummies. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576.
Acorn Club: ‘Sally’s Music Circle’: Rob Zollman of Whole Music Learning leads little ones up to age 5 and their caregivers in energetic songs using various instruments. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.
Authors at the Aldrich: N. Griffin: The young-adult author speaks the language of teens with The Whole Stupid Way We Are. A concert in Currier Park follows. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. Chess for Kids: See WED.17, 3-4 p.m. Chess? Yes!: See WED.17, 3-4 p.m. Craftsbury Chamber Players MiniConcerts: See WED.17, 4:30 p.m.
Improv Night: See WED.17, 8-10 p.m.
Dig Into Roots: Herbalist Angie Barger leads children up to age 8 in a morning of discovery. A complimentary lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.
Fairfield Playgroup: See WED.17, 10-11:30 a.m.
North End Fusion: Swing your partner ‘round and ‘round! The Interlopers provide live music at this monthly, “anything goes” celebration of eclectic dance styles. North End Studio A, Burlington, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $8; $15 per pair. Info, 863-6713.
Justin Morrill Homestead Tour: See WED.17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Valley Night Featuring Patrick Fitzsimmons: Locals gather for this weekly bash of craft ales, movies and live music. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation; $2 drafts. Info, 496-8994, bigpicturetheater.info. Wagon Ride Wednesdays: See WED.17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
fairs & festivals
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows: See WED.17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
‘Northern Borders’: See THU.18. Broad Brook Grange Hall, Guilford, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
food & drink
Champlain Islands Farmers Market: See WED.17, 3-6 p.m. Colchester Farmers Market: See WED.17, 4-7 p.m. Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. South End Farmers Market: See WED.17, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Georgia Summer Playgroup: See WED.17, 10 a.m.-noon. Lake Placid Center for the Arts Young & Fun Series: A performance of “Three Little Pigs” by the Seagle Music Colony introduces little ones ages 5 and up to opera with a playful twist on the popular fairy tale. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free; first come, first served. Info, 518-523-2512. LeapFrog Read With Me Scout Story Time: Budding bookworms up to age 3 join the talking and singing puppy in an interactive introduction to reading. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. Let’s Dig In With Mighty Machines: Toddlers and preschoolers tap into their imaginations with themed activities. Highgate Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. Snakes Alive!: Reptiles are all the rage at this event for youngsters in grades 3 through 6, who meet a corn snake, then paint a wooden replica to take home. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. Stop-Motion Animation: See TUE.23, 9 a.m.-noon. Summer Preschool Story Time: See WED.17, 10-10:45 a.m. The Buzz on Bees: Explorers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions learn about the world of these striped hive dwellers with themed activities. Meet at sugarhouse parking area. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 10-11 a.m. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child; preregister. Info, 434-3068. ‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: See FRI.19. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m.
Williston Farmers Market: See WED.17, 4-7 p.m.
‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Killington: See FRI.19. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington, 1 p.m.
‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Proctor: See FRI.19. Proctor Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
health & fitness
‘There Be Treasure Buried Here’: Wallingford: See FRI.19. Town Hall Theatre, Wallingford, 4 p.m.
Burlington Go Club: See WED.17, 7-9 p.m.
Community Yoga Class: See WED.17, 6:15 p.m. Crystal Meditation: See WED.17, 5:30-7 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.17, 6-7 p.m.
Tom Joyce: The magician entertains audience members with mysterious feats. Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097.
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Wacky Wednesday: amphibian challenge: Youngsters ages 8 and up dress to resemble critters such as frogs and salamanders, then do their best to complete an obstacle course. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50. Info, 877-324-6386.
english as a second language class: See WED.17, 7-9 p.m. spanish-english conversation group: See WED.17, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
bristol toWn band: See WED.17, 7-8:30 p.m. burlington ensemble summer serenades: ‘gypsy night’: Classical music lovers take in Brahms Opus 25 and Béla Bartók’s Piano Quintet in a performance featuring violinist Rachel Lee. Proceeds benefit Vermont FEED. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; indoor concert, 7:30 p.m. $30. Info, 598-9520. city hall park lunchtime performances: See WED.17, noon. concerts on the bluff: rick & the ramblers: The local western-swing band give an outdoor concert as part of the 2013 “Riding My Guitar Tour” celebrating front man Rick Norcross’ 50 years in music. Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 518-562-4200 or 802-864-6674. craftsbury chamber players: concert ii: World-renowned musicians interpret works by Brahms, Handel and Gabriel Fauré. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10-25; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 800-639-3443. hinesburg concerts in the park: The father-son duo Ragged Glory gives a Neil Young tribute at this outdoor show. Hinesburg Community School, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2281.
kosa music festival: See TUE.23, 8 p.m.
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sunset aquadventure: See WED.17, 7 p.m.
catamount mountain bike series: See WED.17, 6 p.m. green mountain table tennis club: See WED.17, 7-10 p.m.
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yestermorroW design/build school summer lecture series: In “Transition PechaKucha: Ideas for a World Without Oil,” 12 presenters share projects and design work related to a lower-energy future. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545.
‘hair’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘music man’: Tony Award-nominee Marla Schaffel stars opposite Anthony Wills in this Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency production of Meredith Wilson’s award-winning 1957 musical. Town Hall Green, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. $15-30. Info, 553-7487. ‘next to normal’: See WED.17, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘rumors’: See WED.17, 8 p.m. ‘travels With franny: a true and faithful account of our road trip With franz kafka’: Don Gropman presents a theatrical reading from his novel-in-progress in which he rediscovers the famous writer. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.
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burlington Writers Workshop meeting: See WED.17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
toWn of shelburne summer concert series: The Janice Dompke Duo performs
gilbert neWbury: In a presentation of Pedal to the Sea, the local author recounts his family’s cross-country bicycle trip on a custom fourseater bike. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. stoWe free library giant book sale: See WED.17, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. m
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OHJ ALIAN muzicka: Centered around the cimbál — an instrument prominent in Eastern European folk tradition — the Czech Republic-based ensemble performs a varied instrumental and vocal repertoire. Collis Center Patio, Hanover, N.H., 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-3531.
contemplative meeting: Reading material inspires discussion about Gnostic principles relative to “Keys to Renewing Life.” Foot of the Hill Building, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706.
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nature at night: mesmerizing moths: A family-friendly nocturnal excursion leads folks to bait stations in search of colorful underwing moths. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $3-5. Info, 229-6206.
chris bohJalian & stephen kiernan: The acclaimed author joins the award-winning journalist on a joint book tour for The Light in the Ruins and The Curiosity, respectively. Main Reading Room, Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 4483350 or 865-7211.
lyra summer music Workshop: violin masterclass: A founding member of the acclaimed Harlem Quartet, violinist Melissa White shares her musical knowledge with students. Conant Auditorium, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, 10 a.m. Free to attend; $10-15 donations accepted. Info, 917-622-0395.
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‘Wednesdays on the marketplace’ concert series: See WED.17, 6-8 p.m.
kick ‘em Jenny string band: Katie Trautz and Ted Ingham bring old-time southern and cajun music to the Middlesex Bandstand Summer Concert Series. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic fare. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-7525 or 229-0881.
standards, ballads and blues from the 1930s-’50s. Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-9551.
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ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AT SHELBURNE FARMS: Visit the historic agricultural buildings at Shelburne Farms and capture beautiful photographic images that reveal structure and architectural form. Class will include lectures discussing historic imagery and technique, field shoots and critique. Students will have access to an archival Epson printer. Thu., Aug. 1 & 8, 6-9 p.m., & Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $160/person; $144/BCA members. Location: BCA Center Digital Media Lab, Burlington & Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. Info: 865-7166. VINTAGE PHOTO PRINTING WITH DIGITAL NEGATIVES: Learn how to create large digital negatives from your film or digital files to print on highquality papers and cotton fabric. Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown will be the methods used to coat our media, to expose under sunlight or other UV sources. No experience necessary. Thu., Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m. & Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $140/person; $126/BCA members. Location: BCA Center Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Info: 865-7166.
dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $13/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 8:159:15 p.m. Cost: $10/1-hr. class. Location: Movement Studio, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Tyler Crandall, 598-9204, email@example.com, dsantosvt. com.
drumming TAIKO, DJEMBE, CONGAS & BATA!: Taiko in Burlington! Tue. Taiko adult classes begin Sep. 10, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3, 5:30-6:20 p.m. $72/6 wks. Kids classes begin the same dates, 4:30-5:20 p.m. $60/6 wks. Conga and Djembe Fri. classes start Jul. 12 and Aug. 2, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. $15/ class. Montpelier Conga classes start Jul. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $60/4 wks. Location: Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., suite 3-G, Burlington. Info: Stuart Paton, 999-4255, spaton55@ gmail.com, burlingtontaiko.org.
helen day art center LECTURE SERIES: STEINS’ SALON: How a personal collection influenced the course of Modern Art & The Darling Ladies: Abby Rockefeller, Lillie Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and the founding of MOMA. 1: By inviting the public to see their collection in their modest apartment, Gertrude and Leo Stein helped disseminate a taste for modern art that would eventually become the standard for collectors and museums alike. 2. This lecture will explore the remarkable shift that occurred when art was moved from the intimate salon setting typical of 19th century to the white cube architecture of the 20th. Aug. 13 & 15, 10:30 a.m.- noon. Cost: $40/person. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 2538358, firstname.lastname@example.org, helenday.com. ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Join Helen Day and the Community Sailing Center in Burlington for instructional and recreational sailing paired with digital SLR photography discussion and work session. Sail and shoot Lake Champlain in the morning and afternoon with a lunch break
and artistic discussion on land. Instructor: Ryan Bent. Sat., Jul. 27, 9 a.m.-4 pm. Cost: $240/ person w/ HDAC’s Adventure Photography: Photography Lab. $170/person not incl. Adventure Photography: Photoshop Lab. Location: Lake Champlain, Call for directions. Info: 253-8358, email@example.com, helenday.com. ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOSHOP LAB: Explore the process of getting raw photos from the camera to web and print-ready versions by gaining knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Participants will learn the various uses of Photoshop tools and follow non-destructive editing practices to produce polished images. Those new to Photoshop welcome. Instructor: Ryan Bent. Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $80/person. $240/person w/ HDAC’s Adventure Photography on Lake Champlain. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St, Stowe. Info: 253-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, helenday. com.
herbs WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plant Walk, Jul. 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Sliding scale $10 to $1. No one turned away. Preregister and give us your phone number. Eat on the Wild Side, Jul. 31, 6-8 p.m. Harvest wild edibles from the bountiful land surrounding Wisdom of the Herbs School, prepare several dishes and Eat on the Wild Side. Preregister. $20. Relocalizing the Food System: Wild Edibles and Tending the Wild, Aug. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and held at Wisdom of the Herbs School. $30 for members of VCIH, $35 for nonmembers. Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local wild edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, email@example.com, wisdomoftheherbsschool.com.
holistic health FOUR-WEEK DETOX W/ YOGA: Mental fog? Sluggishness? Allergies? Pain? Skin issues? Digestive issues? Environmental toxins affect you more than you think. This four-week cleanse with food, supplements and yoga will jump-start your body’s healing. You’ll feel better than you have in months! Coaching, yoga, 20% Healthy Living discount, recipes, food samples & more! Every Mon. starting Aug. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $265/4 group meetings, 8 yoga classes, 2-hr. yoga workshop & coaching. Location: Healthy Living & Laughing River Yoga, 222 Dorset St., S. Burlington. Info: Transformation One, Morella
Devost, 735-1348, mdevost@ transformationone.com, transformationone.com.
jewelry JEWELRY CLASSES: Learn how to make your own jewelery with German-trained goldsmith (at Alchemy Jewelry Arts) in a fully equipped studio in town. You will learn basic and advanced techniques but also be able to focus on individual projects. Tue., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m, also Sun. on a monthly announcement. Cost: $140/2.5 hrs. 4x/mo. excl. silver ($3/gramm). Location: Alchemy, 2 Howard St., A1, Burlington. Info: Jane Frank Jewellery design, Jane Frank, 999-3242, info@ janefrank.de, janefrank.de.
language LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: Connect with a new world. We provide high-quality affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers’ lesson package. Our sixth year. Personal instruction from a native speaker. Small classes, private lessons and online instruction. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025, firstname.lastname@example.org, spanishwaterburycenter.com.
AIKIDO CLASSES: Aikido trains body and spirit, promoting flexibility and strong center within flowing movement, martial sensibility with compassionate presence, respect for others, and confidence in oneself. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, vermontaikido.org. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072, email@example.com, vermontbjj.com.
massage CLINICAL MASSAGE PROGRAM: BodySoul Massage/Bodywork School is offering a 10-month clinical massage therapy education that blends classroom & online e-learning. Two locations to choose from, Burlington or St Albans. Fri. starting Sep. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $7999/10mo. massage/bodywork program. Location: Fiacco Healing Arts, 269 Pearl St., suite 1, Burlington. Info: BodySoul Massage/ Bodywork, Hope Bockus, 524-9005, firstname.lastname@example.org, bodysoulmassageschool.com .
martial arts AIKIDO: This circular, flowing Japanese martial art is a great method to get in shape and reduce stress. We also offer classes for children ages 5-12. Classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus Sensei, Vermont’s senior and only fully certified Aikido teacher. Visitors are always welcome. We offer adult classes 7 days a wk. Summer special: Join for 2 mos. by Aug. 6 & receive a free mo. & uniform & save $155. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 951-8900, burlingtonaikido.org.
FOCUS ON THE SPINE: In this class we will use Orthobionomy to explore a simple and natural means of working with neuromuscular tension (and pain) patterns that is gentle, effective and transformative. We access the innate, self-corrective reflexes, achieving pain relief and structural balance. We will focus on specific techniques for facilitating release in the neck, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum and pelvis. May. 12-13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 24-25. Cost: $245/person; $225 if paid by Aug. 13; call about introductory risk-free fee offer. Location: TBA , Burlington/Essex area. Info: Dianne Swafford, 7341121, swaffordperson@hotmail. com.
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. Meditation instruction avail. Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.noon, or by appt. Meditation sessions on Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m. and Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. The Shambhala Cafe meets 1st Sat. of ea. mo. for meditation & discussions, 9 a.m.-noon. An Open House occurs 3rd Fri. of ea. mo., 7-9 p.m., which incl. an intro to the center, a short dharma talk & socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, burlingtonshambhalactr.org. ZEN RENOVATION: Spring cleaning for your mind! Become environ/mentally sound-inside & out. Get Zen! Weekly Meditation Classes, Wed., 7 p.m. $10/person. Free Sunday Bruch, 11:30 a.m. Location: New North End, Burlington. Info: Barry, 343-7265, email@example.com.
painting DRAWING AND SUMI-E COURSES: Two separate courses: Western-style drawing and Eastern sumi-e. Drawing: If you’ve always wanted to draw but thought there was no hope, this is the course for you! Anyone can learn to draw, and draw well, given proper instruction, a bit of patience, and some hard work. Sumi-e: This course is an introduction to the basic elements of sumi-e Japanese ink painting suitable for ages 12 and up, as well as for adult beginners. It provides general studio instruction and involves basic studio work in the expressive and illustrative Japanese ink painting techniques. Aug. 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon, Jul. 22-26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (drawing) or 2-4 p.m. (sumie). Cost: $550/both courses; see website for alternative pricing options. Course incl. all materials and a light breakfast. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, Emily Cross, 985-9746, firstname.lastname@example.org, http:// vermontzen.org/sumi-e_drawing.html.
pets BOW MEOW PET GROOMING SCHOOL: Is currently enrolling for the next class, which begins Aug. 5. If you have ever thought about a pet-grooming career but don’t want the hassle of being tied to a corporation or a confining contract, then we are the pet-grooming school for you. Take a closer look at bowmeowpetgrooming.com or give us a call! Location: Bow Meow Pet Grooming School, 26 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex Jct. Info: 878-3647, bowmeowpetgrooming.com.
poetry Poetry WorkshoPs: small group two-day workshops in poetry each with its own theme: Introduction to Poetry on august 9 and 10; Nature Poetry on september 13 and 14; Narrative Poetry on October 4 and 5; Poetry and loss on November 8 and 9. attend any, some, or all! Workshops include discussion, writing and revision time, resources, feedback, delicious meals and public reading opportunity. led by experienced teacher and published poet. For more information go to sundogpoetry.com. Location: Jeffersonville, Vermont,. Info: 598-0340, sundogpoetry.com. sPoken Word Poetry: The Poetry society of Vermont presents lizzy Fox for a special workshop and performance. spoken Word, more commonly referred to as slam, highlights the rhythm and theater hidden in all poetry. Hone the beat and performance of your poems as we write and share for personal and social transformation. July 20, 2:30-4:30. Cost: $20/2-hr. workshop and performance pieces by Lizzy Fox. Location: North End Studios, Studio B, 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington. Info: Poetry Society of Vermont, Tamra J. Higgins, 598-0340, email@example.com, poetrysocietyofvermont.org.
usuI reIkI LeveL 1: Introduction to Reiki class suggested, but not required. For more details, please visit blissfulwellnessvt. com. Please preregister online. Jul. 28, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $175/person. Incl. all materials . Location: Blissful Wellness Center, 48 Laurel Dr., Essex Jct. Info: 238-9540, http://blissfulwellnessvt.com.
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, ipfamilytaichi.org.
writing vt WrIters retreat aug. 3-10: considering applications for very small, very affordable writers retreat at beautiful property in cavendish. Intensive writing time and quiet natural surroundings; no scheduled events, but opportunities to critique and talk writing. BYO food or eat out; lodging is only other cost, $160-$320 total. 3550635 or retreat@subculturetalk. com. Sat., Aug, 3-Sat., Aug. 10. Cost: Only cost is lodging, $160320. Final amount depends on number of attendees. Location: Beautiful renovated farmhouse, Cavendish. Info: Luc Reid, 3550635, retreat@subculturetalk. com, lucreid.com.
hot yoga burLIngton: Hot Yoga Burlington offers creative, vinyasa-style yoga featuring practice in the Barkan Method Hot Yoga in a 95-degree studio accompanied by eclectic music. Try something different! Go to our website for 10 reasons to practice hot yoga in the summer. Get hot: 2-for-1 ofer. $14. 1-hr. classes on Mon. at 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: 5 p.m.; Sat.: 10:30 a.m. Location: North End Studio B, 294 N Winooski Ave., Old North End, Burlington. Info: 999-9963, hotyogaburlingtonvt.com. yoga roots: Flexible, inflexible, an athlete, expecting a baby, stressed, recovering from an injury or illness? Yoga Roots has something for you! Our aim is to welcome, nurture and inspire. a peaceful studio offering: Prenatal, Vinyasa Flow, Heated Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Therapeutic Restorative, Gentle, Kundalini, anusara, Tai chi, Qigong & Meditation! Upcoming: Qigong w/ Nina Borden starts Jul. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Business Park, Shelburne. Info: 985-0090, yogarootsvt.com.
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Katie Trautz & Alec Ellsworth 5:15–6 Sarah Blair 6:15–7 Judson Kimble 5:30–6:15 Contra Dance w/Sassafras Stomp 6–8 Robert Resnik 6:30–7:15 Brett Hughes 7:15–8 Helen Hummel 7:30–8:15 Sassafras Stomp 8:30–9:15 Contra Dance w/Frost & Fire 8:30–10:30 Dominique Dodge & Robert Ryan 9:30–10:30
Shapenote Sing 10:15–12 Morning Waltzes 10:30–11:30 Salvation Vermont Burundian Choir 12:30–1:30 Farewell Contra Dance 12–1:30
Wolfsong Kids Area 10–5; Fun with Gigi & Joni 11–12, 2:30–3:30 Family Dance 10:30–11:30; The Cranky Show 12:30–1:30 Contra Dance w/ Sassafrass Stomp 11:45–1:00 Banjo Roundtable w/Rick Ceballos 12:00–1:00; Silk Lotus 2:30–3:15 The Tree of Strings w/Dominique Dodge 1:15–2:15 Pete Sutherland 12–12:45; Billy Wylder 1–1:45 Brad and Ken Kolodner 2–2:45 Square Dance with Pete Sutherland and Jim Burns 1:30–3:15 Organizing a Radical Street Band with Brass Balagan 3:30–4:15 Stepping Styles w/Aaron Marcus and Joanne Garton 3:30-4:15 Judson Kimble 3–3:45; David Gusakov & Rick Ceballos 4–4:45 The Subconscious & Voice Mechanics w/Rose Diamond 4:30–5:15 Contra Dance Frost & Fire 4:30–6:15 Marty Morrissey & Robert Resnik 5–6; On the Border Morris 5–5:45 Dominique Dodge & Robert Ryan 6:30–7:30 Helen Hummel 5:30–6:15; English Country Dance 6:45–8:00 Brass Balagan Radical Parade and Show 8–8:45 Billy Wylder Band 8:30–9:30; Frost and Fire in Concert 9:45–10:45
What’s your story?: In this creative writing class we will explore elements of fiction and memoir, and we will write and share stories of our own. This class will provide basics for beginners, as well as feedback and inspiration for those looking to strengthen their craft. 7 wks., Thu.: Aug. 1-Sep. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20/15-hr. class. Location: O’Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Ave., Winooski. Info: Anne-Marie Lavalette, 922-3985, annemarie. email@example.com.
evoLutIon yoga: evolution Yoga offers a variety of classes in a supportive atmosphere: beginner, advanced, kids, babies, post- and prenatal, community classes, and workshops. Vinyasa, Kripalu, core, Breast cancer survivor and alignment classes. certified teachers, massage and PT, too. Join our yoga community and get to know the family you choose. $14/class, $130/class card, $5-10/community classes. . Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, evolutionvt.com.
stand-uP PaddLeboardIng: Get on board for a very fun and simple new way to explore the lake and work your body head to toe. Instruction on paddlehandling and balance skills to get you moving your first time out. learn why people love this Hawaiian-rooted sport the first time they try it. Lessons offered Tue.-Sun. Cost: $30/hourlong private & semiprivates; $20 ea. for groups. Location: Oakledge Park & Beach, end of Flynn Ave., a mile south of downtown along the bike path, Burlington. Info: Paddlesurf Champlain, 881-4905, jason@paddlesurfchamplain. com, paddlesurfchamplain.com.
yang-styLe taI chI: The slow movements of Tai chi help reduce blood pressure and increase balance and concentration. come breathe with us and experience the joy of movement while increasing your ability to be inwardly still. Wed., 5:30 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m. $16/class, $60/mo., $160/3 mo. Location: Vermont Tai Chi Academy & Healing Center, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 735-5465.
beLIZe yoga retreat: Designed to quiet the mind by connecting with nature and your inner self. early bird price: $999 by sep. 1, excludes airfare and lunch. Daily yoga practice in botanical gardens among the jungle of Belize. Join nowlimited space. Visit sacredeyeyogatrips.weebly.com for more information. Feb. 23-Mar. 2, 2014. Cost: $999/7-night retreat. Location: duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize. Info: Sacred Eye Yoga, Kali Brgant, 585-6203, firstname.lastname@example.org, sacredeyeyogatrips.weebly.com.
IntroductIon to usuI reIkI: Bring a friend and learn about Reiki and its health benefits. For more details, please visit blissfulwellnessvt.com. Jun. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $30/ person (incl. free $25 coupon). Location: Blissfull Wellness Center, 48 Laurel Dr., Essex Jct. Info: 238-9540.
stand-uP PaddLeboardIng Lessons: This basic class teaches you fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding. after one hour you will get on your board, stand up and stay up. We’ll give you tips on how to hold your paddle and get the most out of your stroke. No experience necessary. all equipment provided. Jul. 20 & 27, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost: $50/person for group lesson, $70/person for private lesson (1-2 people). Location: Perkins Pier, Burlington. Info: WND&WVS, 540-2529, wndnwvs. com/lessons_tour.
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Chatting with Clem Snide’s Eef Barzelay B Y DA N BOL L ES
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SEVEN DAYS: You seem to have embraced the new model of fan-sourced fundraising. What are your thoughts on the ways artists have been forced to sustain themselves recently? EEF BARZELAY: I was one of many artists who got into the business at a bad time, right as the party was kind of winding down in the late 1990s. Clem Snide had our moment, but we mishandled it and never quite achieved a level of profitability that allows you to sustain a full band, or whatever labels’ interests there were. So for me, it all came crumbling down about four years ago. I was forced to come up with a new way to do it. And it just so happens that the internet, which destroyed the old model, was also creating opportunities for a new way to do it. So I’ve tried to come up with more sustainable and satisfying ways
COURTESY OF CLEM SNIDE
ince its inception in the late 1990s, Clem Snide always seemed like a band on the verge of breaking out. But for one reason or another — perhaps they were a little too smart or quirky for mainstream audiences — they never did. They even split up for a few years before reuniting in 2009. But the music industry Clem Snide returned to was very different from the one they had left behind. It’s no secret that the internet has changed the way fans consume music. It has also changed the way artists deliver it. Clem Snide, and especially the band’s charismatic front man, Eef Barzelay, have proven to be exceptionally savvy in that regard. Barzelay has experimented with a variety of fundraising tools, from the now standard Kickstarter campaign to more creative ventures, such as writing personalized songs based on ideas and stories from fans — for a modest fee. As a result, Barzelay and Clem Snide are as vital, and prolific, as ever. In advance of a benefit show for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Bird’s Nest Bistro in Warren this Friday, July 19, Seven Days chatted with Barzelay by phone from his home in New York City.
I FIND IT VERY LIBERATING…
TO STEP INTO SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE OR BRAIN OR HEART. E E F BAR Z EL AY
than waiting around for some head of a label to maybe throw money at us. And it’s been great. It’s kind of saved my skinny ass. SD: One of the ways you’ve done that is by writing songs based on stories fans send to you. How did that idea come about? EB: I like the idea of writing as other people. I find it very liberating and very inspiring to step into someone else’s life or brain or heart. So I started reaching out to fans with an offer to write them a personal song, and it just kind of grew. SD: I actually had an idea for a song I’ve been meaning to send to you. An old band of mine was supposed to open for Clem Snide here a few years ago. But there was a blizzard, and you couldn’t make it. Meanwhile, Crash Test Dummies, who played the club the previous night, were stranded here. So we ended up playing with them instead, which was pretty surreal. EB: [Laughs] Wow. What were they like? SD: Well, they’re Canadian, so they were really friendly. They did an all-request show, so I requested “Jingle Bells” from their Christmas album. And then their
lead singer called me an asshole from the stage. I think he was joking, though. EB: Last Christmas I threw myself into Christmas tunes. They’re fun as hell to play. And “Jingle Bells” is, especially. I woulda done it, is my point. SD: Oh, they played it. Their version is in a minor key, actually. EB: They modernized it. That’s cool. SD: Speaking of covers, that’s another way you’ve employed the fan-sourcing model, recording cover requests from fans, and usually twisting them around a bit. Are there any songs that are too sacrosanct for you to mess with? EB: No, there’s nothing I won’t do out of deep respect. But there are some songs that I just can’t do, that I can’t pull off. “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” I couldn’t do it. I failed you. And any kind of Beach Boys, I can’t do. But to me, all songs are equal. I don’t distinguish between [Christina] Aguilera and Velvet Underground. All songs are equal, so I don’t put any songs on pedestals. I’ll get my dirty hands all over it. I’ll molest any song. SD: You’ve said in previous interviews that you approach them with almost a lack of respect.
EB: Well, I try not to respect the original too much. I think that’s what a lot of people do with covers — they immediately try to follow the original. But if you don’t start from that perspective, it’s very helpful. I work just from the chords and lyrics. Then sometimes I’ll change the key, or even the melody, a little bit. I’ll have my way with it. SD: I’d say that’s why your covers, like “Don’t Stop Believing,” really just kind of sound like Clem Snide songs, which is what I love about them. EB: If you whittle a song down to just its basic melody and words, that’s what a song is. I try to strip it down and work from there. I could never sing like Steve Perry, so I do it my way. SD: Did you know that Wikipedia has you listed as an alt-country band? EB: [Chuckles] That was a label that was sort of affixed to us early on, and I guess it sort of made sense at the time. At one point we tried to change it to “art-country,” but somehow that never stuck. SD: Clem Snide songs are often very funny. Can you talk about the role of humor in your writing? EB: I just write what feels right to me. At some point things became polarized. Either you were sincere like Radiohead, with mumbled profundities. Or you were like Ween. There was no in between. I try to disregard all that. If you’re in a painful, dark place, you make jokes, right? That’s how people respond to bad things. So why limit yourself? You can have silly sorrow. I just like to mix things that don’t seem like they belong together.
INFO Eef Barzelay plays a benefit show for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Bird’s Nest Bistro in Warren Friday, July 19; dinner at 5 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Donations.
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If you’ve been enjoying the lines, er, dinner at the TruckStop behind the under-construction ArtsRiot space on Pine Street, you might have noticed a curious black and gold sign affixed to one of the warehouses. You might even have thought, Hmm. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that logo looks like someone flashing the ol’ sign of the horns. Rockin’! Also, if the BBQ dude crosses one more thing off the menu while I’m stuck in line I’m gonna … son of a bitch! Well you’re right! (About the rockin’, at least. My condolences on the BBQ. Mine was delicious.) That building is the site of the newly minted Burlington Music Dojo. The studio is a new educational venture offering lessons from a crew of some of BTV’s most respected ninja masters. Or musicians, I forget which. Anyway, the sensei roster includes guitarists BOB WAGNER and FRANKY ANDREAS, drummers TIM SHARBAUGH and RUSS LAWTON, and bassist ARAM BEDROSIAN. And MR. MIYAGI. To learn more about lessons, check out burlingtonmusicdojo.com. Or, better yet, drop by the studio’s grand-opening party at the Higher Ground Showcase SOUNDBITES
There are few genres more ready-made for a particular season than reggae is for summer. There’s just something about those breezy island vibes that perfectly suits hazy days lounging with rum drinks. Mmm, rum… Where was I? Ah, yes. Reggae. The weekly MiYard Reggae Night at Nectar’s has been a Sunday staple for years. Helmed by DJs Luciano the Messenger BIG DOG and JON DEMUS, it is one lesson, kiddos. Without the Skatalites, of the longest running and most there would be no ska music. And successful residencies in town. But the without ska music, there would be no MiYard crew is more than just a bunch reggae music. (Though I suppose that of talented and deeply knowledgeable also means there would be no gimmicky reggae DJs. They’re also, as it turns out, crap such as the reggae-fied PINK FLOYD pretty savvy concert promoters as well. tribute album The Dub Side of the Moon, This week, MiYard presents the first or WILLIE NELSON’s god-awful reggae of its MiYard Reggae Series at Nectar’s record. Whatever. It’s still a good deal.) and Club Metronome. It focuses on Formed in 1964, the Skatalites roots reggae and features some of the were genuine pioneers who laid the genre’s most important and influential groundwork for ska, rocksteady and artists. The inaugural show is this reggae. The band currently features Thursday, July 18, and features reggae only two original members, alto sax icon LUCIANO THE MESSENGER, backed by player LESTER STERLING and vocalist a seven-piece band, I-KRONIK. Luciano DOREEN SHAFFER. But the band has a emerged in 1995 as something of a knack for replacing departing — or, roots-reggae savior in the face of the more accurately, dearly departed digital dancehall sounds that were then — members with stud players. For dominating the club scene. He’s been hailed as a profoundly influential reggae example, drummer TREVOR “SPARROW” THOMPSON, who replaced the late, great artist with more than 45 albums to his LLOYD KNIBBS a few years ago. Of the credit. former, BRIAN MITAL from Nectar’s, whom On Sunday, July 21, the series I trust completely in all things irie, says continues with Luciano’s mentor, he’s “a MOTHERFUCKER … a force, FREDDIE MCGREGOR. McGregor not only a powerful dude leading the train.” discovered Luciano but has been Motherfuckin’ sold. involved in virtually every evolution Moving on, MORGAN HERITAGE, known of reggae since its earliest, post-ska alternately among reggae heads as and rocksteady incarnations. He’s the “Royal Family of Reggae” and the equally influenced by island sounds and “Rolling Stones of Reggae,” drop by American soul, which is wonderfully evident in his powerful croon. Next up, on Thursday, July 25, at Club Metronome is a band that is near and dear to my heart: the SKATALITES. Here’s a quick and abridged history
on Saturday, August 17. Methinks the Marleys may quibble with that first descriptor. But as long as they don’t reggae up Exile on Main Street, I take no issue with the second. The series wraps up in October, with DON CARLOS, who was an original member of the groundbreaking reggae act BLACK UHURU. We’ll fill you in more on that one in the fall. In the meantime, for ticket info on all the MiYard Reggae Series shows, check out ticketfly.com, or just drop by Nectar’s.
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BrEakWatEr Café: sitting Ducks (rock), 6 p.m., Free. CluB MEtronoME: Locos por Juana With afri-Vt (Latin jam), 9 p.m., $7. franny o's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.
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travel by freight train and show up to gigs with all of their earthly possessions in sacks at the ends of sticks. How else to explain the band’s rambling, old-timey charm? From Delta blues and ragtime to Western swing, bluegrass and beyond, LaFarge and Co. faithfully channel and gleefully reinvigorate a bygone era of American roots music. Catch them at Signal Kitchen in Burlington this Tuesday, July 23.
HalfloungE: scott mangan (experimental), 9 p.m., Free. Wanted Wednesday with DJ craig mitchell, Thelonious X & Guests (house), 10 p.m., Free.
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franny o's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HalfloungE: Half & Half comedy (standup), 8 p.m., Free.
WHaMMy Bar: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., Free.
MonkEy HousE: am & msR presents: Low cut Lonnie, the High Breaks (surf rock, rock), 8:30 p.m., $8.
tWo BrotHErs taVErn: trivia Night, 7 p.m., Free.
BEE's knEEs: Bruce Jones (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tHE HuB PizzEria & PuB: seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Moog's PlaCE: Birdshot LaFunk (funk), 8:30 p.m., Free. ParkEr PiE Co.: trivia Night, 7 p.m., Free.
MonoPolE: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free.
DoBrá tEa: Robert Resnik (folk), 7 p.m., Free.
on tHE risE BakEry: michael chorney & Hollar General (art folk), 8 p.m., Donations.
BrEakWatEr Café: shakedown (rock), 6 p.m., Free.
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ManHattan Pizza & PuB: Hot Waxxx with Justcaus & pen West (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free.
City liMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.
CHarliE B's: Wave of the Future, Happy Lives (sci-fi dance punk), 10 p.m., Free.
tHEraPy: pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.
on taP Bar & grill: chad Hollister (rock), 7 p.m., Free.
51 Main: Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Free.
BEE's knEEs: Keith Williams (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.
nakED turtlE: Glass Onion (rock), 10 p.m., Free.
nECtar's: What a Joke! comedy Open mic (standup), 7 p.m., Free. Lucid (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
MonoPolE: sinecure (rock), 10 p.m., Free.
ManHattan Pizza & PuB: Open mic with andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., Free.
CHarliE o's: pistol Fist, Ben Roy (rock), 8 p.m., Free.
tWo BrotHErs taVErn: toast (rock), 10 p.m., $3.
lEunig's Bistro & Café: paul asbell, clyde stats and chris peterman (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
skinny PanCakE: Josh panda and Brett Lanier (rock), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.
tourtErEllE: Justin perdue Group (jazz), 7:30-9 p.m., $5.
riMroCks Mountain taVErn: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
JuniPEr at HotEl VErMont: Ray Vega Band (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.
rED squarE: Wild man Blues, 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
on tHE risE BakEry: Karen Krajacic cD Release (folk), 8 p.m., Donations.
Moog's PlaCE: Ryan Hanson Band (rock), 9 p.m., Free.
JP's PuB: Karaoke with morgan, 10 p.m., Free.
raDio BEan: talking Lake (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. craig anderson, mary provencher & Jimmy swift (americana), 7 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 8 p.m., Free. The taxidermists (sludge pop), 11 p.m., Free.
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nECtar's: trivia mania with top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. Bluegrass Thursday: DoJo, 9:30 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. nika: art Herttua and steve morabito (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. o'BriEn's irisH PuB: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free. on taP Bar & grill: Jenni Johnson & Friends (blues), 7 p.m., Free. raDio BEan: Dave Fugel & Friends (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman trio with Geza carr & Rob morse (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. Kat Wright & the indomitable soul Band (soul), 11 p.m., $3. rED squarE: aaron Flinn (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. Deja Brew (rock), 7 p.m., Free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. rED squarE BluE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 10 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH PuB: Longford Row (celtic), 8 p.m., Free. skinny PanCakE: Laura Heaberlin (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.
Bagitos: The trailer Blazers (acoustic), 6 p.m., Donations. CHarliE o's: Victim of metal, DJ crucible (metal), 9 p.m., Free. grEEn Mountain taVErn: DJ Luca Dance party & Karaoke (karaoke), 9 p.m., Free. WHaMMy Bar: parts unknown (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
City liMits: trivia with top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. on tHE risE BakEry: Derek Burkins (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. tWo BrotHErs taVErn: salsa Night with Hector cobeo, 10 p.m., Free.
BaCkstagE PuB: trivia with the General, 6 p.m., Free. Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. BrEakWatEr Café: Dog catchers (rock), 6 p.m., Free. CluB MEtronoME: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. JP's PuB: starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. JuniPEr at HotEl VErMont: The carnival with DJ Luis calderin (eclectic), 9 p.m., Free. lift: Ladies Night, 9 p.m., Free/$3. ManHattan Pizza & PuB: Red clover & the Hermit Thrush, charlie Thunder (alt-country), 9 p.m., Free.
BEE's knEEs: audrey Bernstein & the Young Jazzers, 7:30 p.m., Donations.
Marriott HarBor loungE: Jeff Wheel and Friends (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., Free.
tHE HuB PizzEria & PuB: Dinner Jazz with Fabian Rainville, 6:30 p.m., Free. Open mic, 9 p.m., Free.
Mr. CrêPE: art Herttua and steve morabito (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
Moog's PlaCE: Open mic, 8:30 p.m., Free. ParkEr PiE Co.: Live music, 7:30 p.m., Free.
nECtar's: Happy Ending Fridays with Jay Burwick (singersongwriter), 5 p.m., Free. seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Blues for Breakfast (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $6.
MonoPolE DoWnstairs: Gary peacock (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., Free.
on taP Bar & grill: cooper & Lavoie (blues), 5 p.m., Free. a House on Fire (rock), 9 p.m., Free.
tHEraPy: Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYcE (top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free.
raDio BEan: Kid's music with Linda "tickle Belly" Bassick, 11 a.m., Free. Brittany Kwasnik (indie folk), 7 p.m., Free. Kim and chris (acoustic blues), 8 p.m., Free. cynthia Braren (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., Free.
242 Main: common Ground, Get a Grip, crucial times, manalive, Demands (hardcore), 6 p.m., $10. aa. charlie the most (funk-rock), 11 p.m., Free. common Ground (hardcore), 12:30 a.m., Free.
BaCkstagE PuB: Fast Eddie & the all stars (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.
rED squarE: The Blim-Blams (rock), 5 p.m., Free. Lendway (indie), 8 p.m., $5. DJ craig mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5.
BrEakWatEr Café: Horse traders (rock), 2 p.m., Free. DJ Bp (hip-hop), 6 p.m., Free.
rED squarE BluE rooM: DJ mixx (EDm), 9 p.m., $5. ruBEn JaMEs: DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH PuB: supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., Free. skinny PanCakE: June starr (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VErMont PuB & BrEWEry: myra Flynn (neo-soul), 10 p.m., Free.
Bagitos: sanayit (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., Donations. BirD's nEst Bistro: Eef Barzelay (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. grEEn Mountain taVErn: DJ Jonny p (top 40), 9 p.m., $2. PositiVE PiE 2: Funkwagon (funk), 10:30 p.m., $5. soutH siDE taVErn: spit Jack, Doll Fight!, Bad Dog (punk), 9 p.m., $5. VErMont tHrusH rEstaurant: clancy Harris & Friends (rock), 6 p.m., Free. WHaMMy Bar: Laura molinelli (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free.
51 Main: Eight 02 (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.
CHurCH & Main rEstaurant: Night Vision (EDm), 9 p.m., Free. CluB MEtronoME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. franny o's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE loungE: Erotica: a Fetish Ball with Rue mevlana, Green mountain cabaret, 10 p.m., $9/12. 18+. JP's PuB: Karaoke with megan, 10 p.m., Free. JuniPEr at HotEl VErMont: DJ Disco phantom (eclectic), 9 p.m., Free. Marriott HarBor loungE: Jody albright (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. nECtar's: adam Jensen (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Gang of Thieves, aabaraki (funk-rock), 9 p.m., $5. on taP Bar & grill: The Rhythm Rockets (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Park PlaCE taVErn: RmX (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. raDio BEan: Less Digital, more manual: Record club, 3 p.m., Free. Dan charness (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Franchot tone (folk), 8 p.m., Free. Kris Gruen (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. Wolcot (rock), 10:30 p.m., Free. atlas Joint (performance art), 12:30 a.m., Free.
City liMits: The Hitmen (rock), 9 p.m., Free. sat.20
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Last but not least, the word from Montpelier is that Sweet Melissa’s, the new restaurant and live music venue that opened recently in the old Langdon Street Café space is, in a word, awesome. We’ve had a few capital city readers write in recently to sing the juke joint’s praises, including country songwriter MARK LEGRAND, who says the venue is “amazing.” LeGrand was particularly impressed with the stage and sound system. I’m eagerly looking forward to checking it out in the near future. Stay tuned…
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So, are you excited for the Precipice yet? Earlier this week, the festival’s organizers held a press conference at Burlington College, announcing the full lineup for the July 25-27 festival and, presumably, a bunch of other stuff. I didn’t go because, well, I loathe press conferences. Also, I was/am away on vacation. But if I had to guess, I’d say there was probably a lot of thanking of sponsors, thanking of organizers, thanking of fans, etc. Whatever. The point is, it’s gonna be a pretty epic three days of local music. We’ll have a more detailed rundown in next week’s column. But in the meantime, I’d heartily suggest you check out the free Precipice sampler at theprecipice. bandcamp.com. It’s a pretty awesome 20-track comp that features a bunch of great acts playing this year’s fest, including KAT WRIGHT & THE INDOMITABLE
ALPENGLOW and BLUE BUTTON, among many, many others. I’d say it’s required listening, in fact. (However, I would also say that in the interest of full disclosure, I’m on the comp with an old band that is playing the festival. So take this entire paragraph with the appropriate pillar of salt.)
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With GUPPYBOY and HOVER partying like it’s 1999 at the Monkey House last weekend, it seems 1990s BTV band reunions are all the rage. Next up are COMMON GROUND, a pretty rad hardcore band from the late ’90s that included current ROUGH FRANCIS front man — and, full disclosure, Seven Days employee — BOBBY HACKNEY JR. on drums. The band plays a pair of gigs in Burlington this weekend: Friday, July 19, at Radio Bean and Saturday, July 20, at — where else? — 242 Main.
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Given that the musical character of the North Country is inextricably linked to the jam band, Plattsburgh’s Lucid are traditionalists with their feet firmly planted in the garden the Grateful Dead planted and Phish cultivated. Outside the Lake Champlain region, the idea that a “traditional” sound could include all sounds — or at least so many genres that it feels like the musicians are working out of a catalog — seems ludicrous. Not so for the boys in Lucid: James Armstrong on sax and vocals, Andrew Deller on keyboards and vocals, Kevin Sabourin on guitar and vocals, Chris Shacklett on bass and vocals, Ryan “Rippy” Trumbull on drums and vocals, and Lowell Wurster on percussion, harp and vocals. The band’s latest record, Home Is Where We Wanna Grow, is a musical
hodgepodge, presenting everything from a French-inflected ballad (“Parisian Melancholy”) to a pseudo1950s pop song (“Highest Vibration”). Lucid’s sampling of sounds is technically difficult and might seem daunting to lesser bands. Luckily for the kids from the Lake City, they’ve got the chops to make Home Is Where We Wanna Grow a listenable smorgasbord rather than a tasteless garbage plate. Further examples of Lucid’s diverse approach are “Green Money,” a softrock track that includes a little R&B; “Boats,” which recalls Paul Simon’s Graceland; and “Despots,” which tackles its tough subject matter with breezy, bossa nova-influenced tropical pop. Still, the best tracks on Home Is Where We Wanna Grow are those with a more recognizable formula. This is why the white-boy ska of “Whiskey Dreams” is so infectious. It’s also why “Highest Vibration” shines as the album’s brightest light. At times, Lucid are guilty of showing off. And when it comes to lyrics, the
band could step back from its overused “green and sustainable” platform. Still, the album is well produced and precisely executed. There’s no doubt Lucid are at home on Home Is Where We Wanna Grow, and their third studio release is as North Country as lake monsters, the Allen family and French Canadian tourists. Home Is Where We Wanna Grow is currently available on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify. Catch Lucid live at Nectar’s on Wednesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 31. For more info, visit rulucid.com. BENJAMIN WELTON
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high-toned delivery of the line sounds more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC than, say, Glenn Danzig. “Eighty Nine,” the EP’s slacker-rock centerpiece, could be mistaken for a cut from a 1990s Sub Pop Records sampler. Loaded with unwieldy vocal hooks, the song establishes itself as a clean, California-style tune. “Neutrino” is a suitable closer to Black Rabbit EP. It offers the repetitive but well-loved guitar riffage of ’90s bands such as the Breeders, but Black Rabbit omit unnecessary embellishments — for example, reverb is almost nonexistent. That bare-bones aesthetic signals an authentic, raw approach that bodes well for the band’s future efforts. Rumor has it Black Rabbit will release new singles in the coming months. In the meantime, Black Rabbit EP is available as a free download at blackrabbitvt.bandcamp.com. JUSTIN CROWTHER
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Red SquaRe: Ellen powell trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. adam Ezra Band (rock), 8 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (mashup), 11 p.m., $5. Red SquaRe Blue Room: DJ Raul (salsa), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Stavros (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. RuBen JameS: Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free.
moog'S PlaCe: Gneiss (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PaRkeR PIe Co.: Bring Back the Music Fundraiser for Jake Gregg (rock), 6 p.m., Donations.
monoPole: Folks Up in treetops (rock), 10 p.m., Free. naked tuRtle: Glass Onion (rock), 10 p.m., Free. COURtESY OF JEt EDISON
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Rí Rá IRISh PuB: The Groove Junkies (funk), 10 p.m. SPlaSh at the BoathouSe: Modern Nature (rock), 5:30 p.m., Free. VeRmont PuB & BReweRy: Serotheft (live EDM), 10 p.m., Free.
ChaRlIe o'S: Lake Superior, Boomslang, Concrete Rivals (rock), 10 p.m., Free. PoSItIVe PIe 2: MadMan3 (live EDM), 10:30 p.m., $5.
FRanny o'S: Vermont's Got talent Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free. halFlounge: B-Sides (deep house), 7 p.m., Free. monkey houSe: Other Colors, paper Castles (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., $5. 18+. neCtaR'S: MiYard presents: Freddie McGregor, Chino, Satta Sound (reggae), 9 p.m., $25/30. 18+.
Red SquaRe: Something With Strings (bluegrass), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Robbie J (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
SkInny PanCake: Keith Kenny (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.
CIty lImItS: Dance party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9 p.m., Free. two BRotheRS taVeRn: DJ Jam Man (top 40), 10 p.m., Free.
BagItoS: Eric Friedman (jazz), 11 a.m., Donations.
Bee'S kneeS: Steve Hartmann (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. the huB PIzzeRIa & PuB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
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VeRmont PuB & BReweRy: Sam armstrong trio (jazz), 2 p.m., Free.
tuPelo muSIC hall: todd Snider (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., $30.
RadIo Bean: Bohemian Blues Quartet (gypsy jazz), 11 a.m., Free. pete Sutherland and tim Stickle's Old time Session, 1 p.m., Free. trio Gusto with Greg Izor (parisian jazz), 5 p.m., Free. tod Moses (alt-country), 7 p.m., Free. Judson Kimble (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. Causewell apollo (folk-pop, Celtic), 9 p.m., Free. Bandana (rock), 10:30 p.m., Free.
the ReSeRVoIR ReStauRant & taP Room: abby Jenne and the Enablers (rock), 10 p.m., Free.
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CluB metRonome: MiYard Reggae Night, 9 p.m., Free.
BagItoS: Irish Sessions, 2 p.m., Free. The Neptunes (rock), 6 p.m., Donations.
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Matterhorn: chris Tagatac (acoustic rock), 4 p.m., Free.
red square: conscious Roots (reggae), 7 p.m., Free. craig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free.
signal kitchen: pokey LaFarge & the south city Three (American roots), 8 p.m., $12/15. AA.
halflounge: Family night Live Jam, 10:30 p.m., Free.
Manhattan Pizza & Pub: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.
bagitos: people's café, 6 p.m., Donations.
nectar's: metal monday: Howl, Lord Dying, s'iva Last World, 9 p.m., $7. 18+.
charlie o's: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.
on taP bar & grill: Open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free.
two brothers tavern: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
radio bean: Lotango (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. Open mic, 9 p.m., Free.
red square: small change (Tom Waits tribute), 7 p.m., Free. mashtodon (mashup), 10 p.m., Free.
bee's knees: children's sing Along with Lesley Grant, 10 a.m., Donations.
ruben JaMes: Why not monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
charlie o's: Trivia night, 8 p.m., Free.
club MetronoMe: Dead set with cats under the stars (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. franny o's: Tennessee Jed (rock), 9 p.m., Free. halflounge: Funkwagon's Tequila project (funk), 10 p.m., Free.
Razor’s Edge With his 2012 record, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, alt-
country songwriter todd snider delivered his darkest album in a career spanning nearly
20 years. Though filled with heartache, anger and disillusionment, Hymns is hardly mopey. Writing with his signature wit and insight, Snider has further cemented his Rolling Stone-conferred status as “America’s sharpest musical storyteller.” He plays the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction this Saturday, July 20. leunig's bistro & café: mike martin and Geoff Kim (parisian jazz), 7 p.m., Free. Monkey house: Goodnight, Texas (rock), 8 p.m., $5. 18+.
Monty's old brick tavern: Open mic, 6 p.m., Free. nectar's: Gubbuldis (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. spit Jack, Thundercocks, the Tsunamibots (punk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
on taP bar & grill: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free.
on taP bar & grill: Leno & Young (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., Free. radio bean: Gordon Goldsmith (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Tennessee Jed (country-soul), 7 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 8 p.m., Free. Kite person (electronic), 11 p.m., Free. red square: DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. mint Julep (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. skinny Pancake: Josh panda and Brett Lanier (rock), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.
charlie o's: Dan Zura, Eric clifford, Ben Roy (singersongwriters), 8 p.m., Free. whaMMy bar: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., Free.
on the rise bakery: Open Bluegrass, 8 p.m., Free.
breakwater café: sturcrazie (rock), 6 p.m., Free.
city liMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.
two brothers tavern: Trivia night, 7 p.m., Free.
halflounge: scott mangan (experimental), 9 p.m., Free. Wanted Wednesday with DJ craig mitchell, Thelonious X & Guests (house), 10 p.m., Free. higher ground ballrooM: Jay chandrasekhar (of Broken Lizard (standup), 8:30 p.m., $17/20. 16+. higher ground showcase lounge: Burlington music Dojo Bash (rock), 9 p.m., $5/10. AA. JP's Pub: Karaoke with morgan, 10 p.m., Free.
olde northender: Abby Jenne & the Enablers (rock), 9 p.m., Free.
nectar's: What a Joke! comedy Open mic (standup), 7 p.m., Free. Lucid (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
franny o's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.
higher ground showcase lounge: serotheft, Jet Edison (jamrock, live EDm), 8:30 p.m., $10. AA.
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Manhattan Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., Free.
Moog's Place: Jeanne miller and Jim Daniels (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., Free.
Moog's Place: seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 8 p.m., Free.
radio bean: stephen callahan Trio (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. The Dupont Brothers (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk sessions, 10 p.m., $3.
bee's knees: Granite Junction (string band), 7:30 p.m., Donations. the hub Pizzeria & Pub: seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Moog's Place: new Orleans soul project (soul), 8:30 p.m., Free. Parker Pie co.: Trivia night, 7 p.m., Free.
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JuniPer at hotel verMont: Live Jazz, 8 p.m., Free. leunig's bistro & café: Dayve Huckett (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
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Seneca Ray Stoddard, Chapman Historical Museum and Adirondack Museum
eneca Ray Stoddard didn’t only popularize the image of the Adirondack region as a wild but fragile refuge; he was instrumental in preserving it from the onslaught of industrialism in the late 19th century. Stoddard (1844-1917) was the preeminent photographer of the mountainous northeastern corner of New York State at a time when its forests, lakes and high peaks were still largely unknown to outsiders. Lugging cumbersome equipment on foot and in horse-drawn carriages, he recorded pristine scenes that seduced an increasingly mobile urban middle class. You might say Stoddard was an early proponent of mass tourism. Thousands of the images he made are now divided between the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, which is about 125 miles southwest of Burlington. In addition to photographing the wilderness north of his birthplace near Saratoga, Stoddard shutterbugged his way around the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. His overseas oeuvre is highlighted in “Traveling With Stoddard,” a show at the Adirondack Museum that runs through October 14. The Chapman displays a small, rotating selection of works from its Stoddard collection. It also offers visitors an online sampling of its photography archives, although they couldn’t be seen on the Stoddard Gallery’s own computer, which wasn’t working, during a recent afternoon visit. Human presence is integral to Stoddard’s depiction of the Adirondacks. In the photos currently displayed in the Chapman, we see carriages crammed with black-suited passengers presumably on their way to a vacation in the mountains. There’s also a steamer chugging toward a dock in Lake George, where a group of tourists likewise appear way overdressed for the setting. Even when human beings aren’t in his view finder, Stoddard often records their impact — as in a photo at the Chapman of a railway line stretching far into the distance along the shore of the Hudson River. Contemporary eyes will likely be drawn more to the documentary aspects than to the scenic ones of the Chapman’s photos. North Country viewers, at least, have probably seen numerous shots of Adirondack splendor, but fewer of our ancestors out for a good time in the mountains. These pictures make us wonder: Were folks of that era really as stilted as they look? What was a day at the beach in Lake George like in 1880?
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Stoddard specialized in lighting effects that he and other so-called luminists applied to the still-young medium of photography. They drew inspiration from the artists of the Hudson River School, who painted dramatically lit scenes in and near the Adirondacks. Having left home at 16 to work as a decorative painter of railroad cars, Stoddard taught himself photography by age 20, eventually mastering the wet-plate
LUGGING CUMBERSOME EQUIPMENT ON FOOT AND IN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES,
HE RECORDED PRISTINE SCENES THAT SEDUCED AN INCREASINGLY MOBILE URBAN MIDDLE CLASS.
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process that made it possible to capture expansive views. He also wrote travel books, sketched and painted, and drew detailed maps of the Adirondacks. Stoddard combined all his talents in an illustrated lecture he gave to the New York State legislature in 1892. The talk is said to have been influential in pushing enactment of the law that created the Adirondack Park, the first preserve of its kind in the United States. Stoddard understood that the wilderness could be destroyed unless it was protected from reckless development and exploitation. He warned against the damaging effects of logging, particularly the damming of streams that produced “drowned lands” of dead trees. Stoddard was careful, however, not to oppose all economic activity in the Adirondacks. He argued that natural resources could be tapped in a manner we would term “sustainable” today, even as the land was preserved for recreation and contemplation. That dual mission endures as the code of the Adirondack Park more than 120 years after its birth. Another set of artistic impressions of the Adirondacks can be seen this summer at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, which is showing 58 paintings of Lake George and vicinity by Georgia O’Keeffe. From 1918 to the mid-’30s, O’Keeffe regularly spent time at the family estate of photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her lover and the foremost proponent of avantgarde art in the United States. K EV I N J . K EL L EY Seneca Ray Stoddard photographs, Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls, N.Y. Permanent collection and rotating exhibits. Info, 518-793-2826. chapmanmuseum.org “Traveling With Stoddard,” photographs. Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. Through October 14. Info, 518-352-7311. adkmuseum.org
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“Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” paintings. The Hyde Collection Art Museum & Historic House, Glens Falls, N.Y. Through September 15. Info, 518-792-1761. hydecollection.org
ongoing burlington area
Ann PeArce & JoAnne ShAPP: An exhibit of quilted works including the “green Mountain Volunteers Quilt,” which the duo made for studio owners ben bergstein and April werner to commemorate their 1985 folk-dance tour of europe. Through July 31 at north end studio A in burlington. info, 863-6713. 'Art educAtorS unite! creAtion & collAborAtion': An exhibition of work by 11 Vermont public-school art educators who meet twice a month to support one another in the pursuit of their own art making. Through July 31 at Flynndog in burlington. info, 863-0093. 'ArtiStic inSightS': The inaugural exhibition of s.p.A.C.e.'s new artist membership program featuring work that highlights each artist's unique creative process and medium. Through August 17 at soda plant in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com. clArk ruSSell: "Mixed Media," high-relief collages and abstracts created from salvaged scrap metals. Through August 24 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center, in burlington. info, 652-4500. dok Wright: "Departure," a collection of whimsical and offbeat photographs that the burlington artist took during downtime, on vacation or simply for practice. Through July 28 at Vintage inspired in burlington. info, 488-5766. donnA bourne: "California to Vermont," oil landscape paintings completed over 30 years out west, plus new pieces inspired by the green Mountain state. Through July 30 at studio 266 in burlington. info, 578-2512. eSSex Art leAgue: paintings, photography and mixed-media work by member artists. Through August 31 at phoenix books in essex. info, 849-2172. 'glASS Are uS': graal glasswork and sculpture, all hand blown and sculpted in the pine street workshop. Through september 27 at Ao! glass in burlington. info, 488-4455. hAley biShoP: work by the 2012 winner of the brewery's labels for libation contest. Through July 31 at Magic hat brewing Company in south burlington. info, 658-2739. holly hAuSer: "love letters with oranges," mixed-media prints. Through July 31 at burlington Airport in south burlington. info, 658-6786.
JAckie mAngione: "small City series," watercolors depicting local scenes of the winooski riverfront and burlington. Through July 31 at American Red Cross in burlington. info, 598-1504. JAcob mArtin: Digital illustration based on the fantastical world of My little pony. Through July 31 at speaking Volumes in burlington. info, 540-0107.
kim bombArd: still-life paintings by the Vermont artist. Through July 27 at left bank home & garden in burlington. info, 862-1001.
'Plein Air PAint out: PAinting the vintnerS' reAlm': Artists set up their easels at east shore Vineyard, hall home place and snow Farm Vineyard. saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. headquarters: grand isle Art works. info, 378-4591. 'PAlette to PAlAte celebrAtion And Art SAle': participants in the 'plein Air paint out: painting the Vintners' Realm' sell their framed, finished pieces from the day. saturday, July 20, 4-7 p.m., grand isle Art works. info, 378-4591. 'trAvelS With Alden': The gallery celebrates what would have been the 100th
fridAy ArtS night: The street is closed off to make room for exhibits featuring local artists, a performance by the Vermont symphony orchestra and an art-making competition called Trash2Art. Friday, July 19, 6-10 p.m., Center street, Rutland. info, 773-9280. third AnnuAl Jericho Plein Air feStivAl: More than 80 artists set up their easels at several outdoor sites in the area. saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., emile A. gruppe gallery, Jericho. info, 899-3211.
recePtionS Almuth PAlinkAS: A retrospective sampling of textile art and paintings in watercolor, oil and pastel. Through August 31 at westview Meadows
'AmericAn dreAm': in a group multimedia show, artists explore what the American dream means today, Main Floor gallery; beth robinSon: "The Aviary," in which the artist explores what happens to birds that become comfortable living outside their natural habitats, second Floor gallery; "ArtArtifAct": stories told through "transformed shards and remnants." Through August 31 at studio place Arts in barre. Reception: Friday, 12v-norrisbakery071713.indd 1 July 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 479-7069.
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mAize bAuSch: A retrospective of the 88-year-old Charlotte painter. Through August 23 at walkover gallery & Concert Room in bristol. Reception: saturday, July 20, 5-7 p.m. info, 453-3188.
'no hAndS': work by the students and instructors of a four-month printmaking class at iskra print Collective. Through July 31 at JDK gallery in burlington. info, iskraprint.com.
ric kASini kAdour: "i Keep Myself Together and other solutions to personal problems," recent photography, prints and sculptural objects. Through July 31 at brickels gallery in burlington. info, 825-8214.
'reJuvenAtion': painterly digital prints by hudson Valley photographer Jeri lynn eisenberg exhibited with the work of 17 Vermont artists in the 22nd annual summer group show. Through August 13 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. info, 985-3848.
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Jericho Plein Air feStivAl exhibit: paintings completed during the third-annual festival by more than 80 area artists. July 21 through August 11 at emile A. gruppe gallery in Jericho. Reception: sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m. info, 899-3211.
'reStorAtive JuStice: the Art of mAking AmendS': Artwork by participants in restorativejustice panels. Through July 31 at Metropolitan gallery, burlington City hall. info, 865-7166.
PiPer Strong: Metalwork for the home and garden by the Vermont artist. Through July 31 at salaam and the Men's store in burlington. info, 658-8822.
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'imAgeS': nicholas gaffney's photographs of the Vermont institute of natural science; evan Clayton horback's collages; and Mary Mead's wood-cut intaglio monoprints. July 20 through August 24 at nuance gallery in windsor. Reception: saturday, July 20, 4-6 p.m. info, 674-9616.
molly boSley: "A Thousand pieces gone," a 2011 collection of papercuts incorporating found photographs. Through August 1 at healthy living Market and Café in south burlington. info, 863-2569.
nAncy Stone & melindA White-bronSon: "Drawn to Music," translucent accordion books and layered watercolor paintings of musicians by stone; bronze work, a wood carving and a hand-stitched landscape quilt by white-bronson. Through August 31 at the Cathedral Church of st. paul in burlington. info, 860-7183.
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robert WAldo brunelle Jr.: "walking home," acrylic paintings, old and new. Through July 27 at McCarthy Arts Center gallery, st. Michael's College, in Colchester. info, 899-1106. SAm fAllS & SArAh o'donnell: sculpture and painting inspired by photography, and a light-based installation based on burlington's Moran plant, respectively, in the second Floor gallery. Through september 21 at bCA Center in burlington. info, 865-7165. 'ShoW your indePendence': Artistic interpretations of independence by David Russell, Jennifer barr, Johanne Durocher Yordan, lauren pricer, nissa Kauppila, Robert waldo brunelle Jr. and seth butler; JAcQueS burke: Digitally enhanced photography. Through July 31 at seAbA Center in burlington. info, 859-9222. buRlingTon-AReA shows
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mArk dAbelStein: “game show,” backgammon, chess and Chinese checkers sets made from salvaged materials, pixel art and video-gameinspired trivets, tables and refrigerator magnets. Through July 31 at Frog hollow in burlington. info, 863-6458.
'toP of the World': Ken leslie's paintings and unique book structures created on or above the Arctic Circle; watercolor paintings by bianca perren; and inuit prints on loan from norwich university's sullivan Museum. Through september 1 at Chandler gallery in Randolph. Talk: Dr. Katherine osgood of the Center for Circumpolar studies discusses northern cultures, Monday, July 22, 7 p.m. info, 728-9878.
'from dAiry to doorSteP: milk delivery in neW englAnd': An exhibit that chronicles more than 200 years of dairy history, featuring historic photographs, advertisements, ephemera and artifacts. Through August 4 at sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Museum director bill brooks gives a gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit: wednesday, July 17, noon-1 p.m.; wednesday, July 24, noon-1 p.m., info, 388-2117.
dorSet theAter feStivAl Art ShoW: watercolors by gloria palmer and pastels by ellen Questel and penny Viscusi. July 19 through August 31 at Dorset playhouse. Reception: Friday, July 19, 6:30-8 p.m. info, 867-2223.
'lArger thAn life: QuiltS by veldA neWmAn': Contemporary fiber art; 'trAilblAzerS: horSePoWered vehicleS': An exhibit that explores connections between 19th-century carriages and today’s automotive culture; 'ogden PleiSSner, lAndScAPe PAinter': watercolor sketches and finished paintings. Through october 31 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.
Art on PArk: live music and local food make for a festival atmosphere at this weekly outdoor art and craft show. Thursday, July 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m., park street, stowe.
in Montpelier. Reception: wednesday, July 17, 4-5 p.m. info, 479-0051.
John ivAn JAmeS: "Rufus in VT," photographs of the artist's west highland terrier. proceeds benefit the bubba Foundation. Through July 31 at Red square in burlington. info, 318-2438.
life-drAWing SeSSion: Artists practice their painting and drawing techniques with a live model. Reservations encouraged. wednesday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.; sunday, July 21, 2-5 p.m.; wednesday, July 24, 6-9 p.m., black horse Fine Art supply, burlington. info, 860-4972.
birthday of its founder, Alden bryan, with an exhibition of his plein-air works painted in 26 countries over 60 years. Through september 2 at bryan Memorial gallery in Jeffersonville. The gallery stays open late to ring in bryan's birthday with conversation, light refreshments and a performance by the shimmering Flutes: Friday, July 19, 5-7 p.m. info, 644-5100.
'in bloom': sensual works exploring flower power by photographers from around the world. Through July 21 at Darkroom gallery in essex Junction. info, 777-3686.
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Sophia Berard: "The Current Rout," an installation composed of embroidery, sculpture and commentary based on observations and notions of our collective experience. Through July 27 at s.p.A.C.e. gallery in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com. Summer Show: paintings by ed epstein, Mike strauss, nancy Tomzcak, Chelsea piazza and lin warren; photographs by Jim Moore; sumi-ink work by Aya itagaki; and collage work by Arthur penfield Tremblay. Curated by bCA. Through August 31 at Maltex building in burlington. info, 865-7166. Summer Show: work by Che schreiner and ethan Azarian. Curated by seAbA. Through July 31 at the innovation Center of Vermont in burlington. info, 859-9222. SuSan aBBott: "Vermont Journal: small paintings from Four seasons," plein-air work by the Vermont artist. Through August 31 at shelburne Vineyard. info, 985-8222. Suzanne dolloiS: photographic work by the Vermont artist. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at pine street Deli in burlington. info, 862-9614. teSSa holmeS: paintings by the Vermont artist. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at speeder & earl's (pine street) in burlington. info, 658-6016. the howard Center artS ColleCtive: Artwork by clients and employees of the burlington nonprofit. Through July 31 at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free library, in burlington. info, 863-3403. 'traCeS': Mark waskow and Jean Cherouny present an exhibit inspired by performance artists who create a "trace," something that is directly or indirectly related to the performance that will survive the performance. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at VCAM studio in burlington. info, 651-9692. trine wilSon: photographs of flowers by the Vermont artist. Through July 31 at April Cornell in burlington. info, 355-4834.
'wyeth vertigo': works by three generations of one of the most influential families in modern American art — n.C., Andrew and Jamie wyeth. Through october 31 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.
alexiS KyriaK: sculpture, acrylics, pastels and graphite, displayed in the artist's working studio. Through July 31 at Dove in the window studio in northfield. info, 485-6610.
'viSionS of a hometown': The Milton Artists' guild's traveling exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the town's founding and the 25th anniversary of the guild. Through July 31 at new Moon Café in burlington.
'Beyond BorderS': Contemporary works by Japanese artist Kazuo Kadonaga and german-born artist udo noger. Through July 31 at walker Contemporary in waitsfield. diana gonSalveS & Brian zeigler: "Detour by way of past," memory-themed photography, drawings and collage. Through July 18 at College hall gallery in Montpelier. info, 828-8600. 'gallery in the garden: Sight lineS': work by ed Koren, David Macaulay, Rosemary wells, georgina Forbes, Jo levasseur, Adelaide Tyrol and many other area artists. Through July 21 at Justin Morrill homestead in strafford. info, 765-4288. glen CoBurn hutCheSon: paintings, drawings and sculpture by the Montpelier artist. Visitors are invited to drop by Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., and be the subject of a "talking portrait," a life-size pencil drawing. Through July 31 at storefront studio gallery in Montpelier. info, 839-5349. gloria King merritt: "Changing gears," large-scale digital paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 23 at the great hall in springfield. info, 258-3992. green mountain waterColor exhiBition: seventy-two paintings by 37 artists from around the country representing a broad range of styles and techniques. Through July 28 at big Red barn gallery at lareau Farm in waitsfield. info, 496-6682. Janet van fleet: "Disc Course," pieces from the artist’s "Circular statements" series, in which she employs spray paint, buttons and other circular elements. Through August 30 at supreme Court lobby in Montpelier. info, 828-0749. 'Journey into proCeSS': ink brushwork, etchings, acrylics, oils and works on paper by Carol Cannon, Jane Davies, Tom Merwin, helen o'Donnell and Carolyn shattuck. Through september 8 at Vermont institute of Contemporary Arts in Chester. info, 875-1018. Julia purinton: "wetlands and woodlands," impressionistic paintings by the warren artist. Through July 27 at Festival gallery in waitsfield. info, 496-6682. larK upSon: "structural integrity," portraits in oil by the Vermont furniture-maker-turned-painter. Through september 1 at blinking light gallery in plainfield. info, 454-0141. 'maSterworKS': sculpture and prints by Vermont artist hugh Townley exhibited alongside a portion of his personal collection, including works by eugene Atget, harry Callahan, salvador Dalí, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Aaron siskind, h.C. westermann and ossip Zadkine. Through July 28 at bigTown gallery in Rochester. info, 767-9670. niCole gruBman: "Moments on the Road," photographs and excerpts from the Vermont artist's new book, I Left My Sole in Vermont. Through July 28 at green bean Visual Art gallery at Capitol grounds in Montpelier. info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graziella Weber-Grassi One year ago, Graziella WeberGrassi introduced her retro-surrealist take on the American foyer in “Lonely Interiors.”
She returns to suburbia in “Levitation,” now at the Zone Three Gallery in Middlebury through July 31. The Swiss-born artist draws from childhood memories in her exploration of the past and the present. “As adults, we look back nostalgically, yearning to recreate the sense of the wonder and naiveté that is the province of youth,” writes Weber-Grassi. But “Levitation” reveals the imperfections of the past. Oversized chairs hover in the foreground of vintage ads, evoking a sense of warped nostalgia. Pictured: “Red Lawn Chair.” pat muSiCK: "The instant of it All," drawings and sculptures exploring the theme of aging inspired by the words of Russian poet boris pasternak. photo iD required for admission. Through september 27 at governor's office gallery in Montpelier. info, 828-0749. 'playing with time': An exhibit that incorporates high-speed photography, time-lapse videos and animation to explore science and the everchanging world. Through september 8 at Montshire
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'round': Circular objects ranging from uniform buttons to oddities such as a foot-powered dentist’s drill; 'theSe honored dead: private and national Commemoration': An exhibit that tells the stories of norwich alumni from both sides of the Civil war, focusing on the military draft, prisons and mourning rituals. Through December 20 at sullivan Museum & history Center, norwich university, in northfield. info, 485-2183.
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'Service and Sacrifice: vermont’S civil War Generation': An exhibit of photographs, flags and artifacts that show how the Civil War dramatically changed the course of life in many villages throughout Vermont. Through November 30 at Vermont History Center in Barre. Info, 479-8500. ShaWn Braley: "Vermonty: Humorous and Heartwarming Illustrated Prints," work by the Wilder, Vt., illustrator. Through August 9 at Tunbridge Public Library. Info, 889-9404. Sheryl trainor: New equine monotypes using a printmaking technique called pochoir. Through August 5 at the Woodstock Gallery. Info, 457-2012. terry allen: “Borderlines,” photographs of people and cultures — including Barre's granite quarries — on the edges of society and the cusp of change. Through August 23 at Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre. Info, cvmc.org/art-gallery. tom SearS: Wildlife photographs by the local artist. Through August 31 at VINS Nature Center in Quechee. Info, 359-5001.
althea Bilodeau & douGlaS Biklen: Hand-dyed, felted wool and silk clothing and accessories by Bilodeau; abstract photographs by Biklen. Through September 3 at Brandon Artists Guild. Info, 247-4956. BoB BoemiG: "Reliefs," abstract sculptural landscapes inspired by the natural world. Through July 20 at Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. Info, 468-6052.
clark derBeS: "4th Dimensional Chainsaw Sculpture," works that are equally inspired by modernism and American-folk and outsider-art traditions. Through July 31 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. 'edWard hopper in vermont': The legendary painter's Vermont watercolors on loan from institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, as well as from private collections around the country, exhibited together for the first time; tad merrick: Black-and-white photographs by the Middlebury photographer, who died last year. Through August 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168. erneSt haaS: "Vanished Vessels Made Visible," historical nautical paintings by the South Burlington artist. Through August 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Graziella WeBer-GraSSi: "Levitation," mixed-media works that incorporate vintage ads and furniture with a life of its own. Through July 31 at ZoneThree Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 800-249-3562. 'hidden aWay: 20th and 21St century WorkS from the permanent collection': An Alexander Calder mobile; sculptures by William Zorach, William King and Harry Bertoia; glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Dale Chihuly; watercolors by George Grosz and Luigi Lucioni; and oil paintings by Arthur Davies, Edwin Dickinson, Ivan Albright, John Sloan, Grant Wood, Alice Neel and Rackstraw Downes. Through August 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168. Jennifer Steele cole: "Champlain Valley Scenes and Places," paintings and drawings that capture Vermont's agrarian landscape. Through August 11 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222.
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Joan curtiS: "At One With Nature: New and Revisited," paintings that imagine humans coexisting with climate changes and increasingly dramatic weather events. Through September 2 at Brandon Music. Info, 465-4071.
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Vermont’s bumblebee populations, artist insects’ perilous state inspired the Wolcott artist to create “The Bumblebee Series” in collaboration with the Vermont Center for Eco-Studies last winter. Each piece of the 11-part series — at Morrisville’s River bumblebee fiercely
agenda by sticking to anatomically precise depictions. His black-and-white palette, however, lends the works a magical element: Plants look like planets, and
Stephanie rocknak: "The King, the Queen and Others," wood sculptures inspired by Italian Renaissance carving. Through August 11 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. Suncommon Solar pop-up Gallery: Energyand environment-themed artwork by 11 Vermont artists. Through July 30 at 20 Main Street in Middlebury. 'the BreedinG Bird atlaS: Science and art': A special exhibit in collaboration with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies features work by 14 artists and photographers and more than 300 citizen scientists; and peter padua: Carved-wood birds by the 90-year-old artist. Through October 31 at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Info, 434-2167. 'the farm and food ShoW': The group exhibit includes paintings by Betsy Hubner and Amy Mosher, sculpture garden designed by Rick Marsan and Nick Santoro, photos by Green Mountain College students, and more. Through August 11 at Chaffee Downtown Art Center in Rutland. Info, 775-0356.
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roGer Book: "Breaking the Ice," abstractexpressionist paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 18 at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. Info, 247-4295.
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lorien Grace leyden: Still lifes in pastels. Through August 4 at Noonie Deli in Middlebury. Info, 355-8872.
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Sandler’s Click kind of pause — halting life with a universal remote control — but rather a break in time that allows the artist’s surrealist perspective to come to life. “In Between Time,” an exhibit of his swirling, multidimensional paintings, is at the Island Arts South Hero Gallery through July 31. “And It All Goes On” (pictured) reveals a gritty world of gears ticking beneath the nebulous oil painting. Hagopian doesn’t read too much into his own work. “But I am just a fugitive squirrel,” he writes in an artist statement. “Twitching from too much thinking of the hostage that I am.” CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SHOWS
'The Power of waTer: reflecTions on rivers and lessons from irene': An exhibit that explores Vermonters’ relationships with rivers, based on interviews conducted over the last year with more than 140 Vermonters in 14 communities. Through September 7 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964.
'arT on The refuGe': Paintings and photographs of the refuge's natural landscape. Through July 20 at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton. Info, 933-6677. 3v-magichat071713.indd 1
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'BesT of The norTheasT masTers of fine arTs 2013 exhiBiTion': The second biennial exhibition offering an introduction to the strongest emerging artists in MFA degree programs in New England, Québec and New York. Through September 8 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. cecilia leiBoviTz: Hand-sewn and -sculpted hats embellished with haute-couture methods and made from materials such as rabbit-fur felt and silk. Through July 31 at the Art House Gallery, Studio & School in Craftsbury Common. Info, 586-2545. charles movalli: "In Every Musician..." paintings inspired by well-known operas. Through August 4 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818. 'draw The line and make your PoinT: The Pencil and The 21sT cenTury': A visual history of the invention and evolution of the pencil, including a display about a pencil artist, unlikely objects made from pencils, an interactive pencil launcher and a smattering of pencils from around the world. Through December 1 at the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. Info, 626-4409. essex arT leaGue: Work by member artists. Through August 1 at The Old Red Mill in Jericho. Info, 849-2172.
'exPosed': An annual exhibit of sculptures from established and emerging artists displayed in the gallery, as well as throughout Stowe Village and the recreation path. Through October 15 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. fiery BuTTerfly-frank vando: "Dreams, Visions & Prophecies," paintings inspired by the ancient wisdom of Native culture, with a contemporary flair. Through July 31 at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-2600. 'h2o': Water-themed artwork in a variety of media by Amanda Weisenfeld, Delsie Hoyt, Jan Edick, Ros Orford, Nancy Schade, Arlene Goldberg, Viiu Niiler, Linda Broadwater, Robin Rothman, Joan Harlowe, Barbara Grey, Claire Van Vliet, Norma St. Germain, Mary Simpson and Naomi Bossom. Through August 5 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158. Jessie Pollock: "Sensitive Chaos Redux," mixed-media encaustic works inspired by the Institute for Flow founder Theodore Schwenk and his theories about the repetitive patterns in nature caused by the flow of water. Through August 9 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. July arTisTs: Works by painter and woodworker Frank Tiralla, multimedia artist Pam Krout-Voss and photographer Joanne Wasny. Through July 26 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403. 'laBor of love': Created by Vermont Works for Women with the Vermont Folklife Center, the touring exhibit features 25 photographs of women with various occupations. Through July 26 at Hebard Office Building in Newport. Info, 655-8922. marc civiTarese & susan wahlraB: Civitarese's paintings explore man's relationship with nature; Wahlrab creates abstracted landscapes with watercolors. Through July 28 at Upstairs at West Branch in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. maTT chaney: Oil pastels on paper. Through July 28 at Bee's Knees in Morrisville. Info, 888-7889. maurie harrinGTon: Watercolors by the founding member of the Killington Arts Guild and art director of Isle La Motte's Fisk Farm. Through August 31 at Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero. Info, 372-9463. michael lew-smiTh: "Accidental Abstractions," photographs of the weathered paint on old cars,
trucks and tractors throughout Vermont. Through July 22 at Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. Info, 525-3366. PHiliP HaGoPiaN: "In Between Time," oil and mixed-media paintings by the Morrisville artist. Through July 31 at Island Arts South Hero Gallery. Info, 489-4023. 'stoWE Vistas: For loVE oF tHE laND': The Stowe Land Trust exhibit features paintings by Vermont artists Elisabeth Wooden, Hunter Eddy, Meryl Lebowitz, Lisa Angell and Peter Miller. Through August 31 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-9653. 'sUsPENDED WorlDs': An exhibit celebrating Curtains Without Borders, Vermont’s paintedtheater-curtain project, featuring a restored East Randolph curtain and photographs of several others from around the state. Through August 3 at Haskell Free Library & Opera House in Derby Line. triNE WilsoN: Floral photographs by the Vermont artist. Through September 30 at Jeff's Maine Seafood in St. Albans. Info, 355-4834.
'art oF tHE aNiMal KiNGDoM XViii': More than 65 works of wildlife-based art featuring special guest artist Carel Brest van Kempen. Through August 25 at Bennington Center for the Arts. Info, 442-7158. loDiza lEPorE: "Circus on Broken Boulevard," photographs of porcelain figurines assembled in tableaux that confront themes such as child abuse, innocence, power and greed. Through September 18 at Bennington Museum. Info, 447-1571. PEtEr MillEr: "A Lifetime of Vermont People," more than 60 years of imagery by the Vermont photographer, exhibited in anticipation of his forthcoming book of the same name. Through August 14 at Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester. Info, 362-1405. 'rED GrooMs: WHat's tHE rUCKUs': An exhibit spanning the artist's six-decade career and featuring several of his signature, large-scale, interactive sculptures, including a near life-size replica of a New York City bus, replete with a driver and passengers. Through October 20 at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Info, 257-0124.
20tH aNNUal JUriED sUMMEr EXHiBitioN: Work in a variety of media. Through July 26 at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. Info, 603-448-3117. DalE CHiHUlY: “Mille Fiori,” an exhibition of glass sculptures specifically designed for the museum’s interior architecture. Through October 20 at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Info, 514-285-2000.
sUMMEr MEMBEr sHoW: Work in a variety of media by artists of all ages. Through July 27 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-563-1604.
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Color BliND B&W PHoto sHoW: Calling for submissions exploring the inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors. Entry fee. Deadline: July 24, midnight EST. Juror: Matthew Gamber. Info, darkroomgallery.com/ ex46.
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‘tHE WoMEN oF sHiN HaNGa: tHE JUDitH aND JosEPH BarKEr CollECtioN oF JaPaNEsE PriNts’: Nearly 100 prints showcasing two centuries of Japanese print designers’ engagement with female subjects. Through July 28 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2095. m
Call to artists artriot’s 2013 DEsiGN CoMP: ArtsRiot’s 2013 Social Design Competition: Destroy Apathy. Please design an image that examines apathy — its existence, its causes, its effects and/or possible solutions. Info, artsriot.com/events/event/ artsriots-2013-social-design-competition/.
‘it WoUlD MaKE a HEart oF stoNE MElt: siCKNEss, iNJUrY aND MEDiCiNE at Fort tiCoNDEroGa’: An overview of 18th-century medical practices, diseases and the treatment of wounds for the armies that fought in America during the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Through October 31 at Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Info, 518-585-2821.
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ElENa BorstEiN: Architectural paintings, including mashups and multiple views of designs by I. M. Pei, Calatrava, Tadao Ando and others. Through July 27 at Atea Ring Gallery in Westport, N.Y. Info, 518-962-8620.
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dam Sandler is the new Frank Sinatra. Look at that sentence for a minute. Take it in. There are Hitchcock films less disquieting. Well, strap yourself in; the ride is about to get wilder. Not only is Sandler the new Sinatra, he and cohorts David Spade, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and Chris Rock, I contend, are the contemporary correlative of the Rat Pack. It’s not that far-fetched a cultural observation. Each new generation gets its own, more or less. History’s first recorded example, in fact, predates Old Blue Eyes. The oldest Rat Pack known to science was led by none other than Humphrey Bogart. This prehistoric Pack was rounded out by Hollywood legends Rex Harrison, Nat King Cole, Cesar Romero and Errol Flynn — though technically Romero may have forfeited his Hollywood legend status, since he’ll forever be remembered as the Joker from the TV series “Batman.” But I digress. The point is, this was the Rat Pack 1.0. Sinatra’s reboot featured entertainers who frequently performed in Vegas and partied just as professionally. The core was Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, until Sinatra excommunicated Lawford for mishandling a situation involving President Kennedy. (A similar fate
appears to have befallen longtime Sandler sidekick Rob Schneider. More on this shortly.) Just like Sinatra and his buddies, Sandler and his pals are in the enviable position of having the muscle to do their thing for fun and profit. They routinely cast each other in their films, sharing the wealth along with the laughs, indifferent to the opinion of critics. (Sandler has never gone longer than five years without a Razzie nomination.) In 1960, Sinatra founded Reprise Records so he and his friends could enjoy greater artistic control and a fatter percentage of profits. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions for the same reasons. There’s a difference between the two when it comes to their acumen as entrepreneurs, however: Sandler is by far the savvier businessman. His movies may not earn many stars, but they routinely make staggering profits. The first Grown Ups cost $80 million and rang up $271 million. “Ring-a-ding-ding!” as Frank used to say. A typical Happy Madison production, in fact, runs $80 million or less and grosses more than $200 million. The studio produced Paul Blart: Mall Cop for $25 million, making $225 million. This is what’s called laughing all the way to the bank. Sandler may win the occasional Razzie, but he almost never loses money.
REVIEWS Oh, Grown Ups 2. The high school buds have moved back to their Connecticut hometown, so you know what that means. Gags about deer urinating in characters’ faces; gags about James attempting to perfect the “burpsnart” (a burp, sneeze and fart in rapid-fire succession); gags about wives who wish the guys would, um, grow up; and, naturally, Sandler throwing an ’80s-themed bash at which the J. Geils Band provides the tunes. Why not? Not all are classic moments in cinema. But several — including a car-wash gag I neglected to mention — are a hoot and a half. There’s a definite sense that Grown Ups 2 was probably more fun to make than it is to watch — but, hey, that’s what being a Rat Pack is all about. Life is a party for these peo-
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT In the first sequel of Sandler’s career, the comedian and his costars offer the continuing adventures of a group of friends struggling to adjust to middle age.
ple — including frequent Sandler director Dennis Dugan (Big Daddy) and scribes Fred Wolf and Tim Herlihy — and you’re cordially invited. Unless your name is Rob Schneider. MIA from recent Happy Madison productions, the actor has cited “money issues” as a reason for the Peter Lawford treatment. Apparently he felt he deserved more. Apparently he hasn’t sat through Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Critics, it goes without saying, will savage Sandler’s latest, while fans make him even wealthier and more of an industry force. Like the Chairman before him, he has reason for few regrets about doing it his way. RI C K KI S O N AK
Pacific Rim ★★★★
fter I saw the teaser trailer for Pacific Rim, there was no summer movie I was less excited about. The computer-generated blur of giant robots battling giant monsters looked like a mashup of Battleship and the Transformers movies — a mammoth toy commercial. When I found out the director was Guillermo del Toro, cognitive dissonance set in. Not only is the Mexican-born filmmaker beloved by comics fans for his Hellboy films, but he’s combined genre thrills with wrenching drama in Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. Was del Toro selling out to make a Hollywood blockbuster, or could Pacific Rim actually be good? The answer is a bit of both — mainly the latter. Pacific Rim is indeed a big CGI smash’em-up movie — a modern-day creature feature. But it’s also the movie Transformers should have been: silly without insulting our intelligence; and treating the lizard-brain appeal of a fight between humongous critters with the respect it deserves. Del Toro clearly loves the Japanese tradition of kaiju — giant, city-stomping monsters — as exemplified by the cinematic adventures of Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, et al. At the start of Pacific Rim, a vast claw emerges from the sea to grasp the Golden Gate Bridge; fog enshrouds most of the attack, leaving it to our imagination.
APOCALYPSE REDUX San Francisco is what’s for dinner in del Toro’s monster movie.
A speedy opening sequence sets up the plot: One day in the near future, Kaiju (as they’re called in the film) start rising from an interdimensional rift in the Pacific and wreaking havoc on the shore. To save the world, our leaders unite and build Jaegers, giant robots controlled by a pair of human beings through a neural interface. One of these pilots is our hero, Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam), who’s commanded by a glowering Idris Elba, boasting the ridiculous name Stacker Pentecost. As the story be-
gins, Raleigh’s latest mission ends in tragedy, grounding him for the next five years. It’s a pretty standard war-drama setup for the inevitable rematch with the monsters — and, of course, Raleigh’s redemption. Are we tired of watching cities get destroyed yet? I am. Yet two elements lift Pacific Rim above other cataclysm movies: the fleshed-out, colorful, often funny details of its world; and del Toro’s keen sense of scale. It’s not easy to give animated monsters a feeling of overwhelming, terrifying mass —
we have to be tricked into seeing substance in pixels. Michael Bay-style editing turns the animations into a formless blur, and some of the fight scenes in Pacific Rim suffer from similar confusion. But del Toro finds ways to remind us how big these things are supposed to be: by shooting a tiny ship from the perspective of a Jaeger’s shoulder, or showing a flock of seagulls taking flight where a gigantic combatant crashes to the ground. The filmmakers also depart from the usual crisis-every-10-minutes blockbuster template to make fairly lengthy digressions into character development and world building. While Hunnam is bland and Elba is all bluster, Rinko Kikuchi of Babel supplies pathos as a would-be Jaeger pilot who lost her family to the Kaiju. Her English-language accent and acting are spotty, but her character’s flashback scene, in which we see Kaiju invasion from a child’s perspective, gives the movie an emotional anchor. A couple of outlandishly caricatured science dudes, played by Charlie Day and Burn Gorman, nearly steal the show with a subplot of their own. At times, Pacific Rim crosses the line from save-the-world solemnity into the campiness of Starship Troopers, and that’s not a bad thing. If moviegoers are shunning it because of blockbuster fatigue, they have a point — but they’re missing some fun. MARGO T HARRI S O N
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DespicABle me 2HHH: Steve carell returns as the voice of gru, a reformed would-be supervillain who teams up with the antivillain league to fight crime in this family animated adventure. yes, his minions are also back. Pierre coffin and chris Renaud directed. with the voices of Kristen wiig, Miranda cosgrove and Ken Jeong. (98 min, Pg) gRoWN Ups 2HHH: Once again, adam Sandler and his pals — Kevin James, chris Rock, david Spade — engage in not-so-grownup antics while their fictional wives watch in bemusement. In this sequel to the comedy hit, Sandler’s character confronts the past when he moves back to his hometown. dennis dugan again directs. (120 min, Pg-13)
tHe kiNgs oF sUmmeR: Three teens decide to build their own house in the woods and live off the land in this acclaimed indie coming-of-age drama from Jordan Vogt-Roberts. nick Robinson and gabriel basso star. (93 min, R. Savoy)
tHe HeAtHHHH: an uptight fbI agent is forced to partner with a free-wheeling boston cop in this buddy comedy starring Melissa Mccarthy and Sandra bullock. guess which one plays which? with demián bichir, Marlon wayans and Jane curtin. Paul (Bridesmaids) feig directed. (117 min, R)
ReD 2: audiences cottoned to the first action flick about retired secret agents kicking ass like folks half their age. So here comes the sequel, in which bruce willis gets the team together again to chase a rogue nuclear device. with John Malkovich, helen Mirren and anthony hopkins. dean (Galaxy Quest) Parisot directed. (116 min, Pg-13)
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tHe BliNg RiNgHHH: Sofia coppola directed this fact-based flick about a gang of spoiled la teens who burglarize a-list celebrities as a way to get famous themselves. Katie chang, Israel broussard, Emma watson and leslie Mann star. and, yes, Paris hilton appears as herself. (90 min, R)
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mUcH ADo ABoUt NotHiNgHHHH: do you love word play? are you kind of a geek? have you ever wanted to see capt. Malcolm Reynolds play Shakespeare’s dogberry? director Joss whedon obliges you with this version of the bard’s comedy set in modern la and starring amy acker, alexis denisof and nathan fillion. (109 min, Pg-13) NoW YoU see meH: People love magic and people love caper flicks, so hollywood combined them. Jesse Eisenberg, Isla fisher and Morgan freeman are part of a team of illusionists who turn their performances into heists. Mark Ruffalo and Michael caine also star. louis (Clash of the Titans) leterrier directed. (116 min, Pg-13) nOw PlayIng
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mAN oF steelHHH: you all know the story of the super-kid from planet Krypton and the ace reporter who was fooled by a simple pair of glasses, correct? director Zack (300) Snyder teams up with christopher nolan to tell it again. henry cavill is the title character, amy adams is lois lane, and Michael Shannon is general Zod, last seen on screen in Superman II (1980). (143 min, Pg-13)
BeFoRe miDNigHtHHHHH: In Before Sunrise (1995), two young people played by Julie delpy and Ethan hawke met; in Before Sunset (2004), they got serious. In the final installment of writer-director Richard linklater’s trilogy about love and growing up, they’re committed — but that doesn’t mean the story’s over. with Seamus davey-fitzpatrick. (108 min, R)
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wednesday 17 — thursday 18 Grown Ups 2 3:30, 6:30, 9. The Heat 3:30, 6:30, 9:10. The Lone Ranger 3:15, 6:10, 9:15. monsters University 3:45, 6:30, 9:10. *turbo 8:15. *turbo 3D 3:30, 6.
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wednesday 17 — thursday 18 The Heat 7, 9:15. The Lone Ranger 6:30, 9:15. Pacific Rim 6:45, 9:15.
friday 19 — thursday 25 *The conjuring 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:30. Despicable me 2 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:05. Despicable me 2 3D 2:20, 8:45. Grown Ups 2 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:10, 9:30. The Heat 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35. monsters University 12. Pacific Rim 12:40, 6:30. Pacific Rim in 3D 3:40, 9:15. *Red 2 1, 4, 6:40, 9:20. *R.I.P.D. 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 9:25. *turbo 12:30, 2:35, 4:45, 6:55, 9:10. *turbo 3D 12:10, 4:30, 6:35.
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friday 19 — thursday 25 The Lone Ranger Fri: 6:30, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 6:30, 9:15. Mon to Thu: 6:30, 9:15. Pacific Rim Fri: 6:45, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 6:45, 9:15. Mon to Thu: 6:45, 9:15. *R.I.P.D. Fri: 7, 9. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9. Mon to Thu: 7, 9.
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wednesday 17 — thursday 18 Despicable me 2 9 followed by monsters University 11:25. Grownups 2 9 followed by White House Down 11:25. The Heat 9 followed by World War Z 11:25. Pacific Rim 9 followed by The Lone Ranger 11:25. friday 19 — thursday 25 *The conjuring 9 followed by Pacific Rim 11:25 followed on Fri and Sat by The Lone Ranger 1:15. Despicable me 2 9 followed by monsters University 11:25 followed on Fri and Sat by *R.I.P.D. 1:10. Grown Ups 2 9 followed by White House Down 11:25 followed on Fri and Sat by This Is The End 1:20. *turbo 9 followed by The Heat 11:25 followed on Fri and Sat by The Internship 1:15.
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Curses, Foiled Again
Boston police accused Zachary Tentoni, 26, of snatching a woman’s purse because when he grabbed the purse, he dropped two bags he was holding and fled without them. One bag contained his birth certificate; the other, a letter from his mother. Officers stopped a man fitting the robber’s description and learned that he was Tentoni. (Boston Globe)
When Circuit Judge Michael N. Cook, 43, appeared on the other side of the bar in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Ill., to answer federal charges of using cocaine while carrying a firearm and possessing heroin, he wore cut-off jeans and a blue T-shirt declaring, “Bad is my middle name.” (St. Louis PostDispatch)
Bad in a Crisis
A woman crossing railroad tracks in Roy, Utah, stopped on the tracks when the crossing arms lowered. Believing herself trapped, she got out of her vehicle to get help raising the crossing arms, leaving her 6-month-old grandchild in the back seat. The train ripped off the front of the vehicle, but neither person was hurt. Police Chief Greg Whinham pointed out that the woman could’ve avoided any damage by simply driving forward or backward
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Liberals and conservatives favor different names for their children, according to three University of Chicago political scientists. Names with the soft consonant l or that end in a long a are more likely to be found in Democratic neighborhoods, while names beginning with hard sounds, such as k, g or b, are more popular in Republican communities. Also, according to the study, “Liberellas versus Konservatives: Social Status, Ideology and Birth Names in the United States,” high-status liberal mothers more often choose uncommon, culturally obscure birth names, whereas conservative parents rely on popular or traditional names. (Washington Times)
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes told New York City police to “immediately cease” seizing condoms from prostitutes in the borough to use as evidence against them so the prostitutes won’t be discouraged from using the condoms, which the city Health Department hands out by the millions to stem the spread of
deadly diseases. Police official Paul J. Browne acknowledged the directive but pointed out condoms still have “evidentiary value when going after pimps and sex traffickers,” such as when officers find “a bowlful of condoms in a massage parlor.” (New York Times)
A man who came across a bear while eating lunch at Alaska’s Eklutna Lake Campground threw it a piece of barbecued meat. The bear ate the meat, but when the man threw the bear a second piece, “it kind of went ballistic,” Alaska State Troopers official Beth Ipsen said, explaining the bear attacked the man, puncturing skin along his jaw and scratching his back. Park rangers who found the man concluded the bear “was pretty much goaded into this,” and Ipsen noted the unidentified victim “had been drinking.” (Anchorage Daily News)
Out of Control
Darrell Moore, 53, walked into police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., and announced that he’d just witnessed a murder. When asked for details, Moore dropped his pants and began masturbating. He spit on one officer who tried to stop him and attempted to punch another. (Omaha’s WOWT-TV)
Foul Is Fair
Chinese students taking their university entrance exams rioted because they weren’t allowed to cheat. The outbreak occurred in Zhongxiang, a small city in Hubei province, which places a disproportionately high number of students in China’s most elite universities and has aroused the suspicions of education officials. This year, when some 800 students showed up to take the exam, they found the proctors weren’t their own teachers but 54 outside ones, who confiscated mobile phones, secret transmitters and other devices used to improve test scores. When the exams ended, an angry mob swarmed inside the building and trapped the examiners in an office area, then went on a rampage. Outside, 2000 students gathered to vent their rage, throwing rocks through the school’s windows and waving signs declaring, “We want fairness. There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat.” (Britain’s Telegraph)
Irony of the Week
CIA director John Brennan announced a new campaign to “reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy” aimed at stopping leaks to the media, according to a secret memo leaked to the media. (Associated Press)
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We keep million-dollar works of art in well-guarded museums. Paintings created hundreds of years ago are treated with reverence and protected as if they were magical treasures. Meanwhile, beautiful creatures that took nature eons to produce don’t get the same care. At least 5000 animal and plant species are going extinct every year, in large part due to human activities. Among the recently lost works of art are the Madeiran large white butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, golden toad and Tecopa pupfish. I’m asking you not to allow a similar discrepancy in your own life, Cancerian. The astrological omens say that now is a perfect moment to intensify your love for the natural world. I urge you to meditate on how crucial it is to nurture your interconnectedness with all of life, not just the civilized part.
(May 21-June 20): you know the voice in your head that’s kind of a sneaky bastard? The voice that sometimes feeds you questionable advice and unreliable theories? Well, I suspect that this voice might be extra active in the coming week. but here’s the weird thing: It might actually have a sound idea or two for you to consider acting on. for once, its counsel may be based on accurate intuition. so don’t completely lower your guard, Gemini. Maintain a high degree of discernment toward the sneaky bastard’s pronouncements. but also be willing to consider the possibility that this generator of so much mischief could at least temporarily be a source of wisdom.
leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Hurry up, please. It’s time. no more waffling or procrastinating. you really need to finish up the old business that has dragged on too long. you really should come to definitive decisions about ambiguous situations, even if they show no sign of resolution. As for those nagging questions that have yielded no useful answers: I suggest you replace them with different questions. And how about those connections that have been draining your energy? reevaluate whether they are worth trying to fix.
ViRgo (Aug. 23-sept. 22): “This morning I
walked to the place where the street-cleaners dump the rubbish,” wrote painter Vincent van Gogh in one his letters. “My God, it was beautiful.” Was he being ironic or sarcastic? not at all. He was sincere. As an artist, he had trained himself to be intrigued by scenes that other people dismissed as ugly or irrelevant.
His sense of wonder was fully awake. He could find meaning and even enchantment anywhere. your next assignment, Virgo — should you choose to accept it — is to experiment with seeing the world as van Gogh did.
liBRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): I believe you will undergo a kind of graduation in the next four weeks, Libra. Graduation from what? Maybe from a life lesson you’ve been studying for a while or from an institution that has given you all it can. Perhaps you will climax your involvement with a situation that has made big demands on you. I suspect that during this time of completion you will have major mixed feelings, ranging from sadness that a chapter of your story is coming to an end to profound gratification at how much you have grown during this chapter. scoRPio
(oct. 23-nov. 21): What’s your favorite sin, scorpio? I’m talking about the mischievous vice or rebel tendency or excessive behavior that has taught you a lot. It may be the case that now and then this transgressive departure from normalcy has had redeeming value, and has even generated some interesting fun. Perhaps it puts you in touch with a magic that generates important changes, even if it also exacts a toll on you. Whatever your “favorite sin” is, I’m guessing that you need to develop a more conscious and mature relationship with it. The time has come for it to evolve.
sagittaRius (nov. 22-Dec. 21): The sagittarian writer and artist William blake (1757-1827) made drawings of many eminent people who had died before he was born. Julius Caesar was the subject of one of his portraits. others included Dante, shakespeare and Moses. How did blake manage to capture their likenesses in such great detail? He said their spirits visited him in the form of apparitions. really? I suppose that’s possible. but it’s also important to note that he had a robust and exquisite imagination. I suspect that in the coming weeks you, too, will have an exceptional ability to visualize things in your mind’s eye. Maybe not with the gaudy skill of blake, but potent nevertheless. What would be the best use of this magic power?
caPRicoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How close do you really want to be to the people you care about? I invite you to think about this with unsentimental candor. Do you prefer there to be some distance between you? Are you secretly glad there’s a buffer zone that prevents you from being too profoundly engaged? I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. It might be correct for who you are right now. I merely want to suggest that it’s important for you to know the exact nature of your need for intimacy. If you find that you actually do want to be closer, spend the next four weeks making that happen. Ask your precious allies to collaborate with you in going deeper. aQuaRius (Jan. 20-feb. 18): I love your
big, energetic thoughts. I enjoy watching as your wild intuitive leaps lead you to understandings that mere logic could never produce. I have benefited many times from the Aquarian tribe’s ability to see angles no one else can discern. In the immediate future, though, I hope you will be a specialist in analyzing the details and mastering mundane mysteries. I’ll be rooting for you to think small and be precise. Can you manage that? I expect there’ll be a sweet reward. you will generate good fortune for yourself by being practical, sensible and earthy.
(feb. 19-March 20): Is it a river or a creek? Is it a mountain or a hill? It’s important for you to decide questions like these — preferably on the basis of the actual evidence rather than on wishful thinking. I’m not saying that the river is better than the creek or that the mountain is better than the hill. I simply want you to know that it’s important to be clear about which it is. The same principle applies to other experiences you’ll soon have. Is the catalytic person you’re dealing with a temporary friend or a loyal ally? Is the creation you’re nurturing just a healthy diversion or is it potentially a pivotal element in transforming your relationship with yourself? Is the love that’s blooming a transient pleasure or a powerful upgrade that’s worth working on with all your ingenuity?
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(April 20-May 20): Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? or is its more vivid hue just an optical illusion caused by your inability to see the situation objectively? Judging from my analysis of your current astrological omens, I suspect that you’re not deluded. The grass really is greener. but it’s important to note the reason why this is true, which is that there’s more manure over on the other side of the fence. so your next question becomes: Are you willing to put up with more crap in order to get the benefits of the greener grass?
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mistress maeve Dear Mistress,
Is it safe for my boyfriend to piss in my mouth? I don’t want to actually drink it, but we both think it would be hot for it to hit my mouth. To give you a little background: We starting playing around with piss in the shower one time, and we’ve gotten progressively more kinky over the last year. We just want to be sure we’re being safe.
Happy to hear you’re trying some water sports this summer — and I don’t mean tubing down the raging Winooski. For some folks, adding a sprinkle of tinkle is the perfect garnish for a sexy concoction. Piss play can be very sensual and highly intimate. I commend you and your beau for exploring your golden horizons. The short answer is that drinking urine is mostly safe, so getting a little in your mouth isn’t going to harm you. That said, imbibing urine does carry some risk. According to Columbia Health, “Hepatitis B, chlamydia and gonorrhea could be present in the urine and could theoretically be transmitted to the drinker, causing infection ... People who have an autoimmune disorder (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or other major medical problems need to shy away from drinking or swallowing urine because of the possibilities for infection.” If you’re at all apprehensive about the taste or consistency of your guy’s urine, ask him to watch his diet. To make pee less pungent, avoid asparagus and coffee. If you’re looking for a sweeter taste, try some diet soda — the piss pros insist that artificial sweeteners make for a more pleasant smell and taste.
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116 Wine & Spirits, Hinesburg I saw you on 7/4, you were working at the liquor store in Hinesburg. You were wearing a green plaid shirt. I was in at the last minute. You were on the phone when I walked in and you instantly caught my eye with your smile and good looks. I’ve been in a few times after but you haven’t been working. Single? When: Thursday, July 4, 2013. Where: 116 Wine & Spirits, Hinesburg. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911412 You tried to wake me I saw you on North Beach and at first I was up a tree. I climbed down to relax only to pass out completely. You were right under the tree. I wanted to compliment you on your attire. When I was told that you tried to wake me, I wished I was able to wake up and talk with you. When: Saturday, July 13, 2013. Where: North Beach. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911411 midd art walk Saw you at the Midd art walk on friday. Couldn’t stop staring at you. Killer smile, curves, tan lines. I’m not around but you’ll be in my dreams. When: Friday, July 12, 2013. Where: Midd art walk. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911410 You, brunette, took my picture ... when I was riding my motorcycle through Burlington (Pearl Street?) on 07/11/2013, at about 7:45 pm. I was riding a red Honda Nighthawk, wearing a black full-face helm and red flannel shirt. I watched you point your camera at me, and followed through as I went by. If you got a good pic, I’d love a copy. When: Thursday, July 11, 2013. Where: Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911409
Across A Crowded Juniper Bar Wednesday, 7/10, Juniper at Hotel Vermont. I was the tall guy playing sax in the band. You were the pretty, shapely lady in a purple top and jeans, curly auburn hair, sitting at the bar with your friend. We exchange a long look as you rose to leave, and again as you stood in the lobby. Interested in meeting? When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Where: Juniper Bar, Hotel Vermont. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911408 Beautiful Receptionist, Tilley Drive Loved everything about you today. The burgundy blouse brought out your sultry eyes. Yes, you caught me staring; I would have come over and asked you out for coffee. I was just the driver for my daughter’s boyfriend and didn’t want to bother you. I need to come to the spine place more often. When: Thursday, July 11, 2013. Where: Spine doctors, Tilley Drive. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911406 Cop on Church Street Police officer, 7/10 (7:30) on Church Street delivering letters to businesses. You came into our store, I was behind the counter, blonde and in a pink dress. Single? When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Where: Church Street store. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911405 I am Casey ... and I believe I got ispyed! I’m curious about you. How could you think a greasy deli monkey was pretty? Anyway, I saw your ad and thought I’d respond. What happens now? When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Where: the Deli and CCV, apparently. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911404 Fast, beautiful love On a night in late May 2012, we left a party with the intentions of parting ways and walking ourselves home. Instead, we sat underneath the streetlight in front of Pearl Street Beverage until the early morning, falling deeper in love with each passing moment. I couldn’t leave you that night, tonight, or even tomorrow night. I love. When: Sunday, May 20, 2012. Where: the corner of Union and Pearl. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911403 Speeder and Earls, Pine Street Awkward moment of eye contact. I thought you were wicked cute and would love to grab coffee with you. I was wearing black and red. You were in a flannel :). When: Monday, July 8, 2013. Where: Speeder and Earls. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911402
there again. When: Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Where: Three Penny. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911384
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AS You could never be too much, you are my heart, my soul, my other half. Without you, days are bland and colorless. You fill my heart with joy and peace. You are my white light. I count the minutes until we meet again. When: Monday, July 8, 2013. Where: when I close my eyes. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911401 Broken heart Just two days before Mother’s Day you decided to end the relationship which left me very confused and hurt. I lost my best friend and the love of my life. Not a minute goes by that I do not miss you and feel a huge empty void in my heart. I love you and hope the best for you. When: Friday, May 10, 2013. Where: St. Albans. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911400 Mazza’s Colchester To the handsome guy in the silver convertible I exchanged smiles with, I just wish I would have said hi. I am kind of a shy girl, but wish you had come back inside because maybe you “forgot something.” If you see this, I would like to say hi. I don’t normally do this, so hoping there is a reason why. When: Sunday, July 7, 2013. Where: Mazzas, Colchester. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911398 Hottie in Hannaford You were the tall woman wearing a jean skirt and had two children with you in Hannaford Saturday afternoon. You are extremely beautiful! I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. Contact me. When: Saturday, July 6, 2013. Where: St. Albans. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911397 Friday night, Gatsby Party! You: red dress, you looked stunning. We talked. I couldn’t work up the courage to say what I wanted; you’re amazing. I want to give you everything that your heart desires. I long to wake up and see that beautiful smile every day for the rest of my life. Me: best-dressed guy there, red feather, black hat. When: Friday, July 5, 2013. Where: Grand Isle. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911396 Bluebird BBQ There is something about you, radiant and deep. Intense eyes, knowing mind, kind heart, free spirit with a story. We need to do poutine sometime. I really want to learn more about you over a Hill Farmstead or whatever you were drinking. Bring your partner. When: Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Where: Bluebird BBQ. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911395 Montpelier Fireworks Dark-haired beauty on crutches with her son on the steps of the Capital before the rains came. I was with my son of a similar age. Have we met? Would you like to (again)? When: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Where: Montpelier Fireworks. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911394 bouncer at halflounge Friday night, you had a black hat, black T-shirt and some visible tattoos. Irresistible to say the least. We made eye contact several times. I was at red square. I just didn’t have the courage to introduce myself. If you aren’t spoken for maybe we could do dinner and drinks sometime? When: Friday, July 5, 2013. Where: Halflounge, Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911393
Colin at the Fort Fort EA one sunny p.m. Our girls on the swings, we chatted a while. You took your little for a walk, came back before you left, formally introduced yourself and shook my hand, hinted that you came there a lot. I said the same, maybe I’d see you again. I just remember your smile. The park again, this weekend perhaps? When: Sunday, June 23, 2013. Where: Fort Ethan Allen playground. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911392 Hottie Caught in Downpour You were the incredibly beautiful brune tte caught in the downpour in front of the Thrush Restaurant on July 3rd just before the fireworks. I offered you my umbrella. You shrugged, laughed and said “rain, schrmain.” Burger sometime? We can sit on the patio under the umbrellas in the “schrmain.” When: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Where: Vermont Thrush Restaurant, Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911391 you, still beside me ... and I couldn’t be luckier. I missed you so much when we were apart. We are meant to be, always. You are the center of my universe and I adore you beyond words. Thank you monkey love! When: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Where: Rutvegas. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911390 July 3rd Fireworks You were sitting behind me and my friends at the fireworks by the waterfront. You were wearing an Adidas sweatshirt and used your phone flashlight to guide us off the rocks. I was wearing the orange jacket. I swear I know you from somewhere and would enjoy taking the time to figure out where. When: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Where: Waterfront. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911389 City park, Sunday, June 30 I saw you walking across the tightrope in City Park on Sunday. You had your shirt off and dark-brown hair. I must say I’m intrigued and would like to know more about you. I was walking with my friend and her little black dog. Maybe we could go out for tea? When: Sunday, June 30, 2013. Where: City Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911388 Gorgeous wooden boat, sparkling eyes Go-Go gas on Susie Wilson. You: handsome, proud owner of an antique wooden boat you restored with your son. Me: friendly brunette in black Jetta, dishing out sincere compliments. Wishing I had introduced myself. When: Saturday, June 22, 2013. Where: Essex, VT. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911387 Barbacoa, July 3rd I spied you standing behind the stage under the sound tent. You were wearing a shirt with a bike on the front. Any chance you are single? When: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911386 You know who you are It will all make profound sense one day. It’s unmistakingly blissful once you do. I wish you luck and speed in your journey. Always, much love and happiness. When: Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Where: the universe. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911385 Three Penny You were watching the soccer game with your friend. You had dark hair and a beard and you were wearing a blue T-shirt. I was talking with a friend at the counter. I didn’t plan on going to 3P that night, otherwise I would have changed out of my workout shorts and T-shirt. Single? Maybe I’ll see you
Do I know you? You waved as you drove by me on School Street in your blue caravan in Essex Junction. I was wearing blue sweats and a tan hat dodging the raindrops as I waved back. I’d like to see if we know each other. Care to find out? Thanks to your wave I made it to my destination completely dry :). When: Monday, July 1, 2013. Where: Essex Junction, 6:00 p.m. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911383 bunny grahams You did an experiment on me and I knew you were lying the whole time. I couldn’t even eat any of the cookies. You’re a pretty little liar, though. Let me buy you a drink. When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Where: UVM. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911382 People’s Bank, Susie Wilson Rd. Waiting outside for your shift to start. Beautiful brunette. Me in a car not wanting to bother your pre-work smoke. Both of us hiding in our phones. When: Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Where: Essex. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911381 Mills River Dog Park I spy a friendly guy playing with his scruffy pup by the river. You sweet-talked my startled Lola, and warned us of the current. Earlier that same day in Jericho, I had noticed you two pass by as I was running. How we have crossed paths impresses my curiosity. Coincidences can be meaningful; hope to share another with you! When: Sunday, June 30, 2013. Where: Mills River Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911380 Long Hair at Oakledge You in jeans carrying a six pack of Bud Light up Flynn Ave. out of Oakledge. Me in blue/ yellow button down and shades talking on cellphone (sorry). I would love to share a six pack with you by the water some afternoon. When: Monday, July 1, 2013. Where: Oakledge Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #911379 High on a moutaintop I spied a super cute guy with a sweet doggie on a gorgeous day on top of Worcester Mountain. Thanks for the nice conversation and hiking down with me. I’m kicking myself for not giving you my number or getting yours. My pup and I would love to go for another hike with you and yours if you are avaliable. When: Sunday, June 30, 2013. Where: Worcester Mountain. You: Man. Me: Woman. #911378 720 720, our last full conversation. 720, our last laugh. 720, our last embrace. 720, all reason doesn’t make sense. 720, lack of action behind spoken words. When: Monday, June 24, 2013. Where: moon and back. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #911377
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