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n Monday, Entergy, owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont in U.S. District Court. The Louisianabased company claims the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — not Vermont lawmakers — should decide whether the plant can continue operating beyond 2012. The NRC has already granted Vermont Yankee a 20-year license extension, but the Vermont Senate voted last year to deny Entergy permission to keep operating the 39-year-old plant beyond next year. The lawsuit comes as no surprise. “Fair Game” columnist Shay Totten explored the possibility that Entergy would sue in a story in the February 17, 2010, Vermont Yankee issue of Seven Days.. Here’s how Totten handicapped the legal battle last February:


That’s how many letters (the oldfashioned kind) Gov. Peter Shumlin has fielded since he took office in January, according to his press secretary. See more numbers from the governor’s first 100 days in office at sevendaysvt.com/blurt.



Ten hours of mediation, an 11th-hour deal. Who knew public transportation could be so damn dramatic?

Entergy is suing the state to keep Vermont Yankee open. The official “reaction”? Bring it on.

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) said he has discussed the issue with several attorneys and believes Vermont is on solid legal footing. Others are not so sure. Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna says Entergy could have a strong case against the legislature. That’s because Vermont is the only state whose lawmakers have given themselves the authority to weigh in on this debate. Entergy could argue in court that a political body does not have the scientific background or expertise to make such a decision, says Hanna. Gov. Jim Douglas has been making similar arguments for months: The legislature should let the “experts” decide Yankee’s case.


The BT scandal, and a botched hip surgery, felled Burlington’s shrewd CAO. He should sue his doc — for $17 million.

Find Totten’s story linked on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog, at sevendaysvt.com/blurt.


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A woman gave birth in the breakdown lane on Interstate 89. Wonder if she’ll name the baby Exit 14. FACING FACTS COMPILED BY PAULA ROUTLY

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In Margot Harrison’s story, “Print Versus Pixels” [April 13], Robin Ingenthron states that “hard-rock metal mining is by far the most horrible polluting activity by man on the planet.” Is Robin high? That’s an outright lie. The “academic scrutiny” he’s missing here is the devastating pollutants generated by the meat industry! Christ, that takes five minutes to fact-check on Google. Is hard-rock mining worse than oil spills? Ingenthron goes on “...if you have an e-reader and you don’t read...” WTF! Who has an ereader who doesn’t read?! I don’t know many people who buy $300 devices for no reason at all; that is a ridiculous argument. I’ve published five New York Times best sellers, been “on press” during massive first-print runs and visited countless booksellers from Maine to California, so I feel I have some insight into the battle over e-readers and traditional books. The bottom line, in my expert opinion, is that traditional books are worse for the planet than reading devices, and if I hear one more “book lover” tell me how much they “love the feel of a book,” I’m going to throw up. On the book lover. These people collect their reads like trophies, display them all on bookshelves for everyone to see. Pathetic. If you love something, let it the fuck go (I’m paraphrasing from Love Story


here), especially if the thing you love is destroying the planet. Oh, and by the way, I did the math, and I can fit roughly 94,000 copies of Infinite Jest on my iPad. That’s 102,272,000 pages, not including Wallace’s notes! Do you have any idea how much energy it takes to make 94,000 copies of a 1008-page book? I didn’t think so. But, in the end, what’s really important is the work itself — the content, right? Ideas, after all, are green. Harry Bliss



Thank you for Margot Harrison’s thoughtful investigation of publishing trends [“Print Versus Pixels,” April 13]. The real story here is how stupid all the eco-green witch hunters look when someone mentions that the waste involved with the paper industry doesn’t hold a candle to the ore mining for computer parts. Our culture of planned obsolescence is what’s filling landfills, not literature. If people are really interested in reducing waste, pollution and destruction, they could start by flooding the streets and demanding that our military be downsized. Books are sacred. Margot, from one lover of books to another, I beg you not to buy an e-reader. Why don’t you wait a few years, until the Crow

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It’s not surprising that someone in the media doesn’t understand gold [“Gold Fever,” April 6]. First things first: Glenn Beck is a hack. He shills for Goldline for the same reason that Shaquille O’Neal shills for Icy Hot: because they pay him to. Glenn Beck has about as much to do with the current bull market in gold as Shaq has to do with why old people and athletes have back pain. Don’t think of gold as some confusing, archaic metal that is in some way like money. Gold is money. It’s been money for thousands of years. It hasn’t

Last week’s “Fair Game” contained some incorrect information. Dave Skinas can take part in future scholarly panels to review Native American petitions for recognition as long as he does so on his own time and it doesn’t conflict with his official duties as a federal employee.


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I felt the need to respond to the editorial introduction as well as Jon Adler’s letter in “Feedback” [April 6]. Both commit errors in reasoning. Seven Days creates a false dichotomy claiming that there’s “a growing conflict” between schools and students with disabilities. To which Mr. Adler’s letter adds that parents of special-ed students are flocking to Vermont to capitalize on the largesse of schools that, say, build elevators. Both treat persons with disabilities as scapegoats for our current budgetary woes. Nothing can be further from fact. Special-ed classifications often include students from poor, ethnic and linguistic minorities as well as students with physical, emotional, intellectual or behavioral issues. Our schools serve many with few dollars. This leads to elevators. Mr. Adler implied that only a “few” will use the elevator at Edmunds. It won’t just be the mobility-challenged student but also the teacher with one leg, the custodian moving desks, the parent with a skiing injury, the elderly citizen attending an after school event. The heart of my point: If we avoid prejudicial logic as in the above examples, we would not find ourselves in these tight places. While it is expensive to retrofit a building or educate a child well when you need to scramble for accommodations, if we think creatively and thoroughly from the beginning, we can do it well and cost effectively.

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Sometimes, musical revues feel a little played out. That’s why we’re digging the attitude and wit behind Sarah Stone’s Laverne DeVoe — Isn’t She Dead? The singer (pictured) masquerades as a has-been star on a comeback mission, busting out jazz, blues and show-tune favorites to piano accompaniment by sidekick Fred Barnes. It’s cabaret with a side of comedy.


Clowning Glory Blame it on Ronald McDonald, or the abundance of scary-clown movies out there, but plenty of people turn up their noses at jokesters sporting the big, red schnoz. Let the world-class acrobatics, juggling, plate spinning and unicycling tricks in the Fleming Museum’s Circus Extravaganza reinvent the meaning of “clowning around” for you. SEE CALENDAR SPOTLIGHT ON PAGE 52


In January, arts writer Megan James wrote about Scrag Mountain Music’s vision for upping the accessibility of classical music by bringing it to more intimate venues, such as barns. That plan is right on track as special guests and Carnegie Hall regulars Owen Dalby and Meena Bhasin flesh out works from the baroque era to the 20th century at a Northfield farm on Friday, and a church and Langdon Street Café on Saturday. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52 AND CLUB DATE ON PAGE 64


Oh, Baby! Billings Farm & Museum’s third annual Family Day at the Farm is sure to put some spring in your step. Green-thumbed gardeners dig heirloomseed-planting activities while others hitch a wagon ride and visit lambs, chicks and calves. Baby farm animals? We’re so there. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52


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Dog lovers really are a breed of their own — you either are one or you aren’t. This has never been truer than in A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, in which an ebullient stray mutt paws her way into one couple’s marriage. Greg is instantly smitten, Kate is emphatically not, and the pup becomes the “other woman” in this odd romantic triangle presented by Vermont Stage Company. Get a dose of puppy love, through May 8.


When Julia Baum got wind of the rumor that redheads are going extinct, she reacted by picking up her camera and pointing it at everyday people with carrot tops. The rumor turned out to be false, but her mesmerizing series of portraits, “A Rare Breed,” explores how that flaming hue has shaped its wearer. Seven Days sends two of its own gingerhaired reporters to check out the exhibit at Stowe’s Green + Blue Gallery.



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So Long, Leopold ONATHAN LEOPOLD is resigning as Burlington’s chief administrative officer. But that doesn’t mean the powerful honcho’s troubles are

over. Hanging over Leopold’s head are a citizen lawsuit that seeks repayment of $17 million in city funds loaned to Burlington Telecom and an ongoing criminal investigation into the city’s failure to pay back the loan within 60 days — a violation of its state license. Another wrinkle: The city isn’t committing to defending Leopold in those legal proceedings after his scheduled departure on July 1. Asked whether the city’s insurer will continue to pay for Leopold’s legal defense in the Burlington Telecom civil case, or defend him in the event he is charged criminally, a spokesman for Mayor BOB KISS wouldn’t say. “As you know, Jonathan will clothes for women be leaving as of July 1, about 10 102 Church Street weeks from now,” mayoral assisBurlington tant JOE REINERT tells Fair Game. “In general, it’s premature to say anything related to the status of FACTORY OUTLETS 8v-Expression042011.indd 1 4/18/11 2:06 PM either of these issues as they may essex shoppes & cinema stand on July 1.” Maybe Kiss expects everything will be wrapped up by the time Leopold splits? After resisting numerous calls for his ouster as a result of the BT fiasco, Leopold announced his resignation last week on his terms. He attributed it to “serious health problems” resulting from a 2007 car accident. First hired when BERNIE SANDERS was mayor, Leopold earned a reputation as a shrewd money manager during a career that spanned three decades. Unfortunately for him, Leopold is more likely to be remembered for the big screwup at the end of his tenure and how it weakened the city’s financial position. Burlingtonians hoping for Leopold’s mea culpa got something, but not much, in his resignation letter last week. After he had finished rattling off his financial accomplishments, Leopold conceded: “I regret the difficulties the city has faced as a result of the BT controversy, and I hope Inspirations ARTS & CRAFTS the city is able to resolve these issues. In hindsight, I believe that we could have Inspirations made a more complete disclosure of the ARTS & CRAFTS violation of Condition 60 when we first learned of it in November 2008. This has Inspirations & The ARTS eARTS ssex shoppes & Cinema, & CRAFTS CRAFTS resulted in unfortunate division within 21 essex Way, essex JunCTion, VT 05452 the city. LoCaTed aT The inTerseCTion of VT-289 & rT-15 “I believe it is time for Burlington 802.878.2851 | WWW.essexshoppes.Com to come together and move forward. I

do not want my continued role as chief administrative officer to polarize the city further or hinder progress in addressing the challenges of the future.” Left unsaid in the CAO’s letter: Kiss’ chances of reelection are slim. And when the Prog mayor goes, Leopold would likely be out of a job, too.

Wisconsin Dreamin’

To me, it always seemed like Vermont and Wisconsin were cut from the same cheesecloth — blue states known for their liberal politics, dairy cows and quality cheddar. In fact, Madison and Burlington are almost mirror images of each other. Both are lakeside college towns that serve as laboratories for leftleaning social policies.


public-employee unions — but neglected to mention that he is not asking wealthy Vermonters to pony up more to help close the state’s $176 million deficit. Nonetheless, the gov boasted that Vermont is evidence of what states can do when they “put aside partisan differences” and “tone down” the rhetoric. The evening before Shumlin’s big day, Republicans assembled at the Burlington Hilton for their annual fundraising dinner and turned up the rhetoric — albeit in a super-polite, Vermont sort of way. The fundraiser’s headliner was Republican National Committee chairman REINCE PRIEBUS, a Wisconsinite who helped get Walker elected. Earlier in the day, several dozen union demonstrators marched from Church Street to the hotel to protest Priebus’ appearance and his role in undoing collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin. Addressing the GOP faithful, Priebus mocked the Vermont union protesters, saying, “In Wisconsin, we’re used to protests of, you know, 70,000. I call that a coffee klatch across the street.” There is one way, however, that Priebus hopes Wisconsin and Vermont prove identical: their ability to topple liberal U.S. senators. “You’ve got a guy here by the name of Bernie Sanders that’s a whole lot like a guy named RUSS FEINGOLD, who was defeated by somebody named RON JOHNSON from Wisconsin,” Priebus said to huge applause. “You can do it here. Just like Russ Feingold got beat in Wisconsin, Bernie Sanders can get beat [in Vermont.]”









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Last week, though, politicians from the two states were showing their differences. The starkest contrast came last Thursday, when Wisconsin Gov. SCOTT WALKER sat next to Gov. PETER SHUMLIN at the witness table before Congressman DARRELL ISSA’S (R-Calif.) House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Shumlin, a silver-tongued liberal, was invited by the committee’s ranking Democrat to serve as counterweight to Walker, the now-notorious Republican union buster. The topic was “State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead.” Shumlin sought to draw a sharp line in the sand between the choices he’s making and the path Walker has followed. In his opening remarks, Shumlin proclaimed, “I do not believe that those to blame for our current financial troubles are our law enforcement officers, firefighters and other state employees whose services we take for granted. The notion that a state trooper making a middle-class living with health care benefits for her family, or a snowplow driver who works long hours in dangerous conditions and makes a decent but modest wage, is responsible for this problem is simply false.” Shumlin said that he’s asked “everyone to sacrifice” in Vermont — including

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Burlington city councilors have tried — and failed — twice to pass an ordinance to get cigarette smoking off the Church Street Marketplace. Will the third time prove to be the charm? That’s the hope of six councilors who introduced a resolution last week that would snuff out smoking across a wide swath of downtown. The group is led by Councilor JOAN SHANNON (D-Ward 5), chair of the committee that will shape the ordinance proposal. She’s also a possible mayoral candidate for next year. Shannon says a smoking ban is about economics and public health — not about ridding the Marketplace of unsavory characters. Since 85 percent of Chittenden County residents don’t smoke, she figures an outdoor smoking ban would lure more shoppers to Church Street. And since the

OPINION purpose of a “smoke-free” downtown? “I think what we’re looking for here is an improvement,” Shannon says. “We all have to accept the fact that what we’re coming up with here won’t be a perfect solution.”

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Speaking of smoking —it is 4/20, after all — here’s an update on pot-related legislation in the Statehouse. The medical marijuana dispensary bill passed in the state senate last week by a vote of 25 to 4. As passed, S.17 would permit nonprofit providers, overseen by state authorities, to grow and dispense marijuana from two locations to qualifying patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions. Right now, patients on the registry have the choice of growing their own, or buying it on the black market if they’re unable to cultivate a crop. The bill now heads to the House and, if passed, on to Gov. Peter ShumliN, who cosponsored a similar bill last year as a state senator. But don’t expect Vermont to become Amsterdam West. The marijuana registry has strict criteria for getting in — this ain’t California, where a case of athlete’s foot is enough to get you a legal ounce of kind bud — and the dispensaries will keep the sativa under heavy security. Another marijuana-themed bill — to decriminalize some pot possession and make the penalty a civil offense, like a traffic ticket — never got out of the gates. The tripartisan legislation would have imposed a civil fine of $150 on anyone 21 or older possessing an ounce or less of pot. Shumlin supports decriminalization as a cost-saving measure that would ease the obligation to prosecute and imprison low-level dealers and tokers. The bill got marooned in the House Committee on Judiciary without so much as a hearing. Talk about a buzz kill. A few days sooner and H.427 could have been H.420, man! m


surgeon general says that no amount of secondhand smoke is safe — the EPA classifies cigarette smoke as a known human carcinogen — Shannon and others think it’s good policy to expand Burlington’s smoking ban, from bars and restaurants to the great outdoors. The last attempt to make the Marketplace smoke free went down in flames when merchants revolted over concerns about losing business — particularly from puffing Canadians. A survey by the Church Street Marketplace Commission last year showed that more than half of the 100 or so merchants opposed the smoking ban. What’s changed since then? Not much beyond some less-than-convincing “anecdotal” evidence. The Marketplace Commission is touting an informal poll it conducted of Québecois shoppers on Church Street as evidence that Canadians wouldn’t bolt if smoking were banned. Using Frenchspeaking college students as interviewers, commission chairman Jeff Nick says the commission approached “more than 100 visitors” and found “general support” for the ban. For her part, Shannon observes: “You used to see a lot more strollers on Church Street. People with kids have a big reaction to the amount of smoke in the downtown area.” What the Marketplace commission and city officials haven’t done — since the last attempt to prohibit outdoor smoking — is solicit more input from merchants or, apparently, from American visitors. Plus, while the health risks associated with indoor secondhand smoke are clear, the science on the hazards of outdoor smoke is far from settled. Also unsettled is how far the nosmoking zone would extend — and how smoke-free the Marketplace would actually be. Councilor ed AdriAN (D-Ward 1), a cosponsor of the proposed ban, envisions the borders extending from Pearl Street to Main Street, and from South Winooski Avenue all the way to the waterfront. New this time around: The ordinance would provide for designated smoking areas within the no-smoking zone. Adrian envisions indoor smoking rooms like the kind you see in airports. More significantly, to help sell the idea to merchants, the proposal would let cafés with outdoor seating simply “opt out” of the smoking ban. And Shannon, for one, expects that a lot of them would. So, wouldn’t that kind of defeat the


How Vermonters Shot Down Two Proposed Northern Nukes B Y K E VI N J. K ELLEY


oes “out of sight, out of mind” apply in the case of nuclear power? If so, northern Vermonters likely feel no more threatened by the state’s sole nuclear power plant in Vernon than they do by the one in Fukushima, Japan. But what if a nuke with a 50-story-tall smokestack had been built in Orwell, alongside the Mount Independence historic site and half a mile from a fault line? And how would Chittenden County residents feel about a nuclear plant with roughly twice the generating capacity of Vermont Yankee on Lake Champlain in Charlotte? Those weren’t hypothetical questions 40 years ago. Few remember the controversies today, but in the 1960s and ’70s, Charlotte and Orwell were seriously considered as sites for nuclear energy facilities. Nascent citizen movements put an end to both plans. And their victories helped nurture a conservation ethic that has since spread around the world. Many concerns were expressed in regard to the nuke that Central Vermont Public Service proposed for Charlotte, recalls Nancy Wood, now the editor of the Charlotte News. “The big one that ended the idea of the plant was the impact of thermal pollution on Lake Champlain,” she says. Activists associated with the Lake Champlain Committee argued in the late’60s that heated water discharged from the 1000-megawatt station would badly damage the lake’s ecosystems. In Orwell, the fledgling Vermont Public Interest Research Group aided locals

opposed to a later plan by the same utility and by the Vermont Electric Power Co., aka VELCO, for what would have been known as the Hough Crossing nuclear plant. One of the key objections involved its potentially destructive impact on Mount Independence, which was then gaining recognition as Vermont’s most important Revolutionary War site. The Orwell plant was “the first project of its kind defeated for reasons of historic preservation,” says Shoreham attorney Ron Morgan, a leader of the Mount Independence Coalition. Two other locations in Vermont came up as potentially suitable for nuclear plants in addition to the one on the Connecticut River that became the home of Vermont Yankee. CVPS spokesman Steve Costello says his company purchased “several hundred acres” in Shoreham in the ’60s with a view toward possibly constructing a nuclear or fossil-fuel facility there. At least theoretical consideration was also given in a 1974 VELCO report to splitting atoms for energy on the banks of the Missisquoi River in North Troy. Neither of those plans was developed as fully as the proposals for Charlotte and Orwell. CVPS was apparently dead serious about building a second Vermont nuke at one of those sites. The Charlotte plant was to have been installed on a 140-acre, 19th-century apple orchard purchased by CVPS in 1967. Today, chickens strut there along a gravel road lined with horse fencing and enormous homes with million-dollar views of the lake and Adirondacks.

makers responded to citizens’ misgivings about the technology. CVPS eventually abandoned its Charlotte plan and later sold the land it had bought in Shoreham, but the utility moved forward with VELCO in seeking to build a nuke plant in a thinly populated part of Orwell along East Creek. Many of the same economic arguments were put forward in this mid-’70s showdown. “Most of the community was sold on the idea that you can forget about having to pay property taxes once the plant is established,” says Bob Maguire, a Shoreham attorney active in the campaign against the Orwell nuke. He notes that Vermont Yankee, which started operating in 1972, was being cited as a model of how tax burdens would be lightened in a rural community clever enough to entice a nuclear utility. The 1979 partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania was



Nevertheless, “a substantial majority” of Charlotte residents did not want a nuke in their neighborhood, says Sallie Soule, an 82-year-old former Vermont legislator. The battle over the plant “turned me into an environmental activist and got me involved in the Lake Champlain Committee,” Soule recollects. Some 1200 Vermonters turned out for a presentation on September 11, 1969, by the head of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and 39 of its staff members. The New York Times reported on the four-hour meeting in the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium, organized by Gov. Deane Davis, characterizing it as the first public forum at which federal nuclear policy

still a few years off when Orwell residents considered the Hough Crossing proposal. Some were firmly opposed because of the plan to create a 1700-acre cooling pond by damming East Creek, described today by Joe Taparauskas, then an Orwell antinuke activist, as “an ecological wonderland.” The local opposition proved formidable, despite the attraction of the tax-reduction angle. In a nonbinding 1977 referendum, Orwell voters rejected the plant by an eight-vote margin, 152-144. Maguire had made an eloquent and prescient case against the proposal in the student newspaper published by Middlebury College. “It would be difficult to NORTHERN NUKES

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Back in the 1960s, Charlotte was not so prosperous. Many of the town’s farmers were being squeezed by property taxes that had not yet been eased by a state program, known as Current Use, that was crafted to encourage productive use of agricultural land. “Farmers were being forced out of business,” Wood remembers. “They wanted the plant because it would pay a lot in property tax and reduce their own rates.” This was also an era when the risks of nuclear power were not well understood; atomic energy was widely seen as the answer to the country’s burgeoning demand for electricity. The November 1965 blackout, which left 30 million New Englanders and New Yorkers in the dark, added fuel to that fire. In addition, the environmental consciousness awakened by Rachel Carson’s 1962 best seller, Silent Spring, was only beginning to influence public debates on energy issues.

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ast week, the Vermont Senate unanimously approved legislation to shrink the cost of housing inmates in Vermont and reduce the likelihood that they will end up behind bars again. The bill, dubbed “The War on Recidivism Act,” spells out a variety of new approaches for curbing crime and dealing with low-risk offenders, including alternatives to imprisonment such as in-home confinement. If approved, the bill would save the Vermont Department of Corrections an estimated $1.6 million annually. Keeping nonviolent offenders out of prison obviously eliminates the expense of housing, feeding and clothing them. But how much is that worth, exactly? For years, Vermonter taxpayers have been told the cost of housing an inmate at an in-state prison is roughly double that of sending one out of state — on average, $50,000 per year in Vermont versus $24,000 at out-ofstate facilities, such as those in Kentucky, Arizona and Massachusetts. Applying that logic, it should be cheaper to send prisoners out of state. But the DOC now claims bringing those inmates back to Vermont would save the state money. Has the cost of housing prisoners at out-of-state facilities changed that dramatically? Not at all, says Ira Sollace, the DOC’s director of finance. As he explains, when the DOC reports that it costs $50,000 per year per inmate, that number reflects all the fixed costs of operating a prison, such as health care, payroll for corrections officers and staff, program services, insurance, and the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities themselves. However, when the state exceeds its prison capacity — there are slightly more than 1600 beds in the system — the DOC must “buy a bed” and send inmates

elsewhere. Typically, those who get sent out of state are usually serving longer sentences and have fewer health care needs. Out-of-state beds are still cheaper than in-state beds, Sollace explains, but only when Vermont doesn’t have the capacity within its own system. “So, if we have the capacity, it’s better to use our own beds than to buy additional capacity.” The in-state cost per prisoner is also a factor of the “density” of each facility,

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HaS THE COST Of HOuSINg pRISONERS aT OuT-Of-STaTE faCIlITIES CHaNgEd THaT dRamaTICally? he adds. As with any business model, the higher the volume, the lower the per-unit cost. For example, at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, which has a large inmate population, the cost per inmate runs about $40,000 per year, Sollace reports, versus at St. Johnsbury’s smaller Northeast Regional facility, where the per-inmate cost is $55,000 annually.

Vermont is the second most peaceful state in the nation, and its crime rate held steady between 1996 and 2006. During the same time period, though, the state’s prison population doubled — a consequence of Vermont’s particularly high rates of incarceration and recidivism; 50 percent of offenders who left Vermont prisons in 2003 had been convicted of a new crime by 2006. To cope with that increase, corrections spending jumped 129 percent, from $48 million in 1996 to $130 million in 2008. That same year, the Pew Center on the States projected that if Vermont’s incarceration trends continue, the state’s prison population would jump 23 percent by 2018, resulting in additional costs of between $82 million and $206 million. Since then, Vermont’s prison population growth has slowed. In the last year, it actually declined. With fewer offenders behind bars, does that mean vacancies in Vermont prisons? Fewer out-of-state beds to buy? That’s the goal, says Sollace. Nonetheless, in January the DOC put out a request for proposals to house as many as 500 inmates classified as “minimum, medium and close-custody offenders” at out-of-state facilities starting on June 1. That’s when one of the state’s current contracts — with Corrections Corporation of America — is set to expire. CCA is the biggest for-profit prison corporation in the U.S. Sollace cannot comment on the terms of the new two-year contract, which, according to the request for proposals, will be inked any day now. Nor can he say which entity it’s with or whether the deal will require Vermont to export a minimum number of inmates each year. The state’s current CCA contract requires that a

minimum of 400 inmates are housed at Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville, Ky. Sollace says having such a contract in place is vital, even if it contradicts the DOC’s goal of keeping Vermonters in Vermont. “We always want to have that relief valve, because you never know what’s going to happen,” he says. “It doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to fill those 500 beds … We’d rather spend that money in the Vermont economy than in the Kentucky economy.” m


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File this one under “alternative energy vs. historic preservation.” Russ Scully installed the small wind turbine on his surf-themed restaurant, the Spot, to power his kitchen appliances and make a statement about renewable energy. But Burlington city planners say the turbine is historically out of character on Russ Scully (left) the gas-station-turned-café. In their estimation, it and Mike Gervais breaks the terms of his permit — and have slapped him with a violation notice that he is now appealing. Scully won approval to erect the Honeywell-made turbine last year based on drawings of an early design. The turbine he installed was a newer model and came with “fins” that keep the turbine pointed into the wind to maximize energy production. City planners say the fins violate conditions of Scully’s approval and must be removed. Scully and his contractor, Mike Gervais, admit they should have secured necessary approvals for the fins but have appealed to the Development Review Board to keep them on. In a 30-page report on the matter, associate planner Mary O’Neil writes that the former Phillips Service Station, built in 1964, is a classic example of space-age, “exaggerated modern” roadside architecture and that the addition of the fins “detracts from the public’s ability to appreciate and understand the building.” While some may view the turbine as evidence of Burlington’s “fertile atmosphere” for alternative energy, O’Neil writes that having the turbine “immediately roadside and atop a historic building component is not ideal.” A longtime surfer, Scully’s passion is wind sports, and he wants the restaurant to harness as much power as possible from wind. “You’d be surprised how much juice a toaster can suck up,” he says. “If we can capture some of that back, our margin will improve.”





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Kevin Kelley’s article “The Taxman Cometh: Nonprofits Anticipate Effects on Ticket Sales” [March 16] misses several important points in regard to taxation of ticket sales by nonprofit arts organizations. Most, if not all, of the nonprofits make no profit, as the name suggests, and in fact are kept in operation by the charitable gifts and other support received from members and interested community participants. Secondly, these nonprofits generate meaningful and substantial taxable business activity in their communities. The extent of that activity should not be underestimated. In Barre, local restaurateurs contact the Opera House to determine their personnel and inventory requirements for show nights. To the extent that this tax discourages attendance at nonprofit events or forecloses the activity altogether, a loss of economic activity and tax revenue will be the result. Between the costs of collection to the state, the costs of compliance incurred by the nonprofits and the discouragement of economic activity in our communities, there will be a net loss to all. There are other, broad-based taxes available to the Legislature that would cost little additional to collect the projected amount of revenue and without comparable negative economic consequences. What is required is the political courage to use them.

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As a parent and taxpayer in South Burlington, I have been reading with great alarm the article and letters in Seven Days regarding criminal abuse of children with learning disabilities at Orchard school [“Classroom Divide,” March 30]. There are three distinct issues here: 1. The absolutely intolerable physical and emotional abuse of children by school staff, which I’m sure is punishable by law and at the very least should have led/be leading to the permanent dismissal of said staff from working in education in any capacity, for the rest of their lives. Has this happened? 2. The denial of a child’s right to feel safe after abuse has occurred. Why

would any administrator not see the link between abuse and safety? Those responsible for making such horrendous decisions should also be removed from their positions. Has this happened? 3. The lack of resources for specialed programming. One would expect that a constructive dialogue always be the first priority. However, that seems unlikely for the families who’ve suffered abuses by school staff and administrators, certainly until justice is served and the school system is accountable for these incidents. The public school system and all its employees are there by our power and choice. We are their bosses. Something is clearly very, very wrong in South Burlington and I, as I’m sure many others, would like to know what is being done about it!


education teacher who has a specialneeds child in class. You’d be moved by their level of commitment. You chose not to. Why did Seven Days choose only two sentences from the interview that you conducted with my wife, Miriam Vega? Also, your article states, “The Vegas moved to South Burlington from New York City because of what they had heard about the district’s specialed program.” Correction: We moved to Vermont because I was hired to work at UVM as a senior lecturer in the music department. After receiving my appointment letter, I contacted many of the parents I had become friendly with during my tenure as artist-in-residence at the Flynn’s summer jazz youth program. I wanted to get their opinions on how special education was being handled by school districts in the Burlington area. The two districts that were on the top of the list were Essex Junction and South Burlington. Parents were raving about these districts and their excellence in addressing the myriad challenges pertaining to special-needs children. Your statement can be easily misunderstood. Did you even attempt to contact other families with opposing opinions concerning SBSD and special education? Does public education fall short sometimes? Yes, but not all of the time. I’m really sorry that we don’t live in a world where teachers can magically correct everything that falls under the highly complex umbrella of “special needs.” There is no magic bullet that will cure all things autism. I’ve already come to terms with the song “Day by Day.” Seven Days, in this article you chose to employ the model of FOX News. You were not fair and balanced.

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the environs. The young settlement’s grim secrets emerge only gradually, after 16-year-old Ruth Eliot vanishes in a thick fog. Her betrothed, the pious Edwin Brewer, searches frantically. But the reader knows something lured Ruth to the forest — a sound, a vibration, a “bass drone like the murmur of a heart.” The landscape is traversed by forces that the settlers must deny, much as they deny their own desires. Mills had just graduated from the University of Vermont and was working at IBM, in a “completely artificial environment,” when he conceived this story of people who live closer to nature than they’d like. An environmental studies major, he wanted to “capture something of the landscape I love so much,” he says. In

participated in local Revolutionary War reenactments, and he clearly knows his colonial history. The massacre of Indians he describes in Revenants was partially based on the Great Swamp Fight of 1675, in which English settlers struck preemptively against the Narragansett tribe. But Mills says he never saw the novel as straight historical fiction; the town of Cold Marsh is “allegorical ... crafted to evoke contemporary ideas about sin, grace and redemption.” Likewise, it isn’t a simple ghost story but a work that uses



f you’ve spent any amount of time in Burlington, you’ve probably spotted the flying monkeys. The metal sculptures, that is, that lend a startling profile to the rooflines of UNION STATION and the MAIN STREET LANDING building at Lake and College streets. To longtime locals, the six simians are iconic public art and the stuff of legend. Not to mention whimsy. Last week, the man who created the monkeys, STEVE LARRABEE of Jericho, died at age 61 of an aneurysm, reports his dear friend RIK CARLSON. The artist and master cabinetmaker leaves behind his mother and a brother in Vermont, and another brother in New Hampshire. “Steve was just the most talented person I ever knew,” says Carlson, 63, the former owner of a waterbed store called Emerald City, who commissioned all the monkeys over a period of 30 years. The original pair arrived at Carlson’s first shop, at Bank and St. Paul streets, in 1976. Emerald City moved to Shelburne Road in 1986, and the monkeys, of course, went along. Local lore includes the story of one monkey being stolen, in 1992. It was eventually recovered, but not

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supernatural motifs to illuminate something about our fear of the unknown. In that sense, Revenants belongs to the tradition of the philosophically tinged “strange” or “weird” tale, which helped it find a home at Chômu. After finishing his manuscript in 2009 and making the rounds of agents — one of whom signed him but concluded she couldn’t sell the book — Mills began submitting to small presses. He’d discovered like-minded editors and readers in the UK genre community: One of his short stories, which appeared in the anthology Strange Tales, Volume III was long-listed for a 2010 British III, Fantasy Award. Published in paperback and electronically by Chômu, which calls itself dedicated to “new vistas of irreality,” Revenants has won praise, as well. Booklist calls Mills a “promising new talent.” Mills has left IBM for his alma mater, where he’s a departmental assistant; meanwhile, he’s working on a group of linked short stories set in New England at the dawn of the 20th century. “In an ideal world, I would be able to write and make a living at it,” he says. In the real world, with so many books vying for attention, that’s seldom the case for writers. A novel like Revenants, with its long descriptions and slow-burn plot, doesn’t reach out and grab readers by the lapels. But this “Dream of New England” — as Mills subtitles it — could get under your skin, because every generation dreads and desires its own version of the wilderness beyond the circle of lights.

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Putin is one of Rockwell’s favorite sub- leaderless revolution,” says Rockwell, jects because “he’s really into posing with though she highlights her images’ central animals,” she says. “I actually had to narrow characters by coating them in varnish. down the animals.” In addition In one, a protester throws to the puppy portrait — which rocks at security forces, Rockwell embellishes with a holding a cracked bucket pink, glitter-dusted background over his head for protection. — she painted the P.M. swimIn another, a man holds his ming with dolphins, petting a head in despair while listentiger cub and riding topless on a ing to overthrown President horse. Beside the Putin portraits Hosni Mubarak’s final adare a series of paintings of his dress to the nation. In “Pièce alleged mistress, former rhythde Résistance,” a couple are mic gymnast Alina Kabayeva. wed amid the protests. The In each of these images, called crowd is dark around the “Flexy,” “Bendy” and “Foldy,” bride, who wears an elaboher body is contorted and flying rate white veil, a sparkly through the air. gown and a look of disbelief DAISY ROCKWELL “When you paint someon her face. body, you learn about them,” It’s clearly one of Rockwell says. When she Rockwell’s favorites. In her painted George W. Bush out for a walk with artist statement, she says of the paint-12v(cmyk)-shoplocal.indd Condoleezza Rice and his dog Barney, for ing, “We see at last a seamless marriage example, she saw something gentle in the between the drawings of the artist as a president. “If there’s one thing I learned young girl and the recent paintings by a about Bush, it’s that he really, sincerely hardened political animal.”  loves Barney,” she says. “That’s where his humanity lies.” “Political Animal,” by Daisy Rockwell, Main Street Museum, White River Her paintings of the Egyptian uprisJunction. Through July 1. ing have a darker palette and are focused mainstreetmuseum.org on small groups of protesters. “It’s a



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egulars at Handy’s Lunch in Burlington have probably noticed that its “artwork” consists mainly of sports photographs — frozen moments in hockey, basketball, golf, etc. — on the walls surrounding the U-shaped counter. A new sculpture by Burlington artist AARON STEIN joined the photos last week, and, unless you ask EARL HANDY about it, you might not guess its significance. The roughly 3-foot-high piece in the shape of Vermont is made from old license plates — Stein’s signature medium. These particular plates were once affixed to cars belonging to Handy’s late father, Robert Handy, in the years 1954 to ’81. Before 1967, Stein says, car owners got a whole new plate every year, not just a sticker indicating they’d renewed their registration. The sculpture also reveals the state’s experimentation with colors: There are white plates, black plates and two shades of green. Handy says his dad’s old plates were collecting dust in the garage when he decided to turn them over to Stein. “I always remember seeing the plates, ’cause my dad liked them,” he says. “He had them nailed to the wall in chronological order. “It’s so great to have this memento of my family,” Handy says, noting that his mother, Janet, who also works at the 65-year-old, family-owned diner, has been trying to remember all the cars each plate adorned. “A lot of people have said how nice it looks,” Handy adds. “And some of my customers who are Red Sox fans are happy not to see my Yankees jersey [on the wall] anymore.” Handy also commissioned bracelets fashioned from license plates — Stein calls them Tuff Cuffs — for himself, his wife, Alexis, and their twins, Genevieve and Nicholas. That is, for when the almost-3-year-olds turn 16. “That way, their first license plates will be ones that belonged to my dad,” Handy says. “We’ll all have a piece of my father’s legacy.” PAMELA POLSTON handyslunch.com, revivalstudio.com

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xcellent and, dare I say, timely question. There are actually two cryptochronology theories in circulation at the moment — I’m guessing you got them mixed up and, under the circumstances, who can blame you? The Eurocentric version, commonly called the Phantom Time hypothesis, is the work of two German historians of sorts, Heribert Illig and the late Hans-Ulrich Niemitz, plus several followers. They claim mysterious forces inserted 297 years into the calendar between 614 and 911 AD — in other words, what we’re calling 2011 is really 1714. The Russocentric hypothesis, known as the New Chronology, is even bolder. Devised by the mathematician Anatoly Fomenko, a professor at the University of Moscow, and based on the ideas of the eccentric Bolshevik Nikolai Morozov, the New Chronology holds that everything we think we know about historical dating is wrong. Virtually all events associated with the ancients — the Greeks, the Romans and

in 45 BC. However, a 10-day shift corrects for just 1257 years’ worth of accumulated error. Subtracting 1257 from 1582 gets us back not to 45 BC but to 325 AD. In other words, more than three centuries are unaccounted for! No, they’re not, nitpickers have pointed out. Gregory’s 10-day correction wasn’t meant to get the calendar realigned with Julius Caesar’s day, but rather with the Easter dating guidelines established at the First Council of Nicaea. When did the First Council of Nicaea take place? In 325 AD. The Phantom Time hypothesis doesn’t rest entirely on apparent oddities in calendar correction. Ultimately it arises from

the same observation you make, Julie. During what we inheritors of the western European tradition think of as the Dark Ages, pretty much nothing seems to have happened. Think about what they taught you in high school history (assuming, which I suppose one can’t safely do nowadays, that you even had high school history). Rome collapses, passing mention is made of the rise of Islam, and the next thing you know it’s the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest. It’s easy to imagine — well, maybe not easy, but possible to imagine — that historians inadvertently inserted three blank centuries in our collective datebook. Except for Charlemagne. Charlemagne is something of a problem for the Phantom Time hypothesis. The leader of the Franks consolidated much of western Europe under his rule in the late 700s, and in 800 AD was crowned emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III, all of it square in the middle of the intercalated 297 years. Illig explains this away by saying Charlemagne is an “invented figure,” that a famous domed chapel that was part of the Carolingian palace complex in Aachen couldn’t possibly

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front of us going 22 miles per hour. It was three in the morning. “Could they go any slower?” I asked rhetorically, to no one in particular. When we reached Plattsburgh Avenue, they took the right. Great. We continued to follow behind as the car maintained a galling pace between 20 and 23 mph. Sure enough, when we reached the light at the intersection with Porters Point Road — the road that also gets you to Colchester Point — great God, they took the left onto Porters Point. I was about to blow the proverbial gasket when James Taylor’s version of “How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)” came on the radio.

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is hell-bent on pounding somebody. “Sure, man. No problem,” I assented, thinking, Let it go, Larry. The glasses are

as gone as the jacket.

The remainder of the night went smoothly — no further pounders or poundees. We’re beginning to emerge from the long winter; people’s spirits were high. My last fare wanted to get to Colchester Point, but he asked me to go via North Avenue. I said, “The connector’ll be faster, you know.” “I need to stop at the ATM in the shopping center.”

Why not a downtown ATM while we’re here? I thought, but I let it go — practicing what I preach for a change. When we pulled out of the bank and back onto North Avenue, there was a car in

“Dude — I love this song,” said my customer. “I know just who he’s singing about, too, ’cause I got the same girl in my life.” He began to sing along with James: “I needed

the shelter of someone’s arms, and there you were. I needed someone to understand my ups and downs, and there you were.”

The guy’s voice was wonderful, so sweet and soulful that I found myself letting go of my frustration with the slowpoke in front of us. “You are great, man,” I said. “I mean, with pipes like that, you should really sing in a band.” My customer smiled. “I do sing in a band,” he said. “I’ve been singing pretty much my whole life.” Late the following morning, just a couple minutes after I turned on my phone for the day, Larry called again. “Any sighting of my

glasses?” he asked, slightly delusional, it seemed to me, in his optimism. “Sorry, man,” I replied. “They haven’t turned up. Have you tried What Ales You, or the police station, for that matter?” “Yeah, I have. I can’t believe it. I was so sure I left them in your cab. They were, like, expensive glasses.” Later that afternoon, I bought a slice of pizza and scarfed it down unceremoniously. Apparently it was a little too spicy for my blood, because I found myself reaching down for the small container of Rolaids I keep in the open compartment of the console that divides the seats. Lodged in a slim gap between the console and the passenger seat was a folded pair of prescription glasses. The frames were smoky gray, as are the seats and the console, which is why neither Larry nor I was able to pick them out the night before. I immediately got on the horn to Larry. “What’s up?” he whispered. “I’m at a meeting, but I stepped out to take your call.” “Guess what? I found your specs! They were wedged between the center console and your seat.” “Oh, that is awesome! Do they say ‘DKNY’ in small letters on the frame?” I checked. “They most certainly do,” I said. “Give me your address in Schenectady and I’ll mail ’em out to you. By the way, I never lost faith. It’s not like I thought you were drunk and a little OCD or anything.” Larry chuckled. “Oh, yeah,” he said, “I’m sure you didn’t.” m “hackie” is a biweekly column that can also be read on sevendaysvt.com. to reach jernigan pontiac, email hackie@sevendaysvt.com.





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hen I hear about the Fridaynight Ping-Pong action at the Shelburne Old Town School, I’m game. After all, in my twenties — before my married-withtwo-kids life — I had passed countless hours tossing little hollow balls into paper cups. Games of beer pong provided major bonding time for my five brothers and me. But when I arrive at 6:30 p.m. on a recent Friday, there’s no beer in sight. No beverages at all, actually, unless you count the bottles of water stashed in gear bags. And, instead of laughter and shouting, the only sounds are squeaking sneakers, score calls and the pick-pock of volleys around several tables. Seriously focused guys clad in gym shorts and T-shirts are whacking the hell out of their balls. No way am I going to intrude in my Chuck Taylor sneakers and True Religion jeans. Clearly, this is not the basement version of Ping-Pong that many of us grew up playing. And the players don’t even call it Ping-Pong — the Parker Brothers registered that trademark decades ago. Besides, Ping-Pong sounds, well, like a basement game. This is the Champlain Valley Table Tennis Club (CVTTC), and its members are preparing for the Albert D. DeVine Memorial State Championships on April 23. Players from around the state, including from Rutland’s very strong Green Mountain Table Tennis Club (GMTTC) — which had its own tournament in March — will play in a giant round-robin, where state titles and trophies will be doled out. The tourney will also serve as the tabletennis portion of the Vermont Senior Games, a season of 25 events and hundreds of aging athletes vying for a spot at

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Bruce Kline, another CVTTC cofounder and the current club president, keeps his blade in a special case that pumps air, pressurizing the foam to add more speed to the ball. “We’re real gearheads when it comes to the racquets,” Kline says. “It makes for a fast game. It’s very physical — you have to be able to move your legs. You have to have good reflexes, good hand-eye coordination. You’d think it was your upper body doing the work, but it’s really the legs.” To train for table tennis, DeVine does footwork drills and lifts weights; he also has a ball-shooting robot that he plays against at home. Hayford, meanwhile, has erected his own table-tennis outbuilding in the backyard of his Burlington residence. Around the Shelburne gym, where players range from college-age kids to septuagenarians, tennis sneakers are the footwear of choice, except for Bennicent Agbodzie — he’s barefooted in the match he loses to Asmir Barucic, who moved here from Bosnia. Agbodzie, I learn, played table tennis professionally in Ghana, traveling to competitions in Nigeria, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, and winning some money along with products. “It has

been a long time since I’ve played,” he says. “But I like the competitiveness. I like that it’s one person who plays at a time, then I just have myself to blame for all the things that went wrong.” Agbodzie does not seem flustered by his losses this evening. “I’m gonna keep playing until I can beat everybody here,” he vows. Hank Buding, originally from Estonia, now makes the 65-mile trip from Redford, N.Y., to play here every Friday. “Nobody likes to lose,” he says. “It’s very hard, especially if you’re used to winning. Jim [Hayford] and I used to play doubles, and nobody could touch us for a couple of years. Now we can’t touch anybody.” Like Hayford, Buding is 74, and should be a top contender for hardware at the Vermont Senior Games. As I look around the Shelburne gym, I think I might have a shot at some sort of state title, even if I haven’t played table tennis in years. That’s because I’m the only woman here, and everyone is stumped when I ask about the last time a female player was on the scene in Shelburne. (Though there are a couple of competitive women in the GMTTC.) Encouraged, I allow DeVine to talk me into a short rally at one of the tables. “I’ve got a hundred and fifty bucks in this paddle,” he says, lending me a racquet with a friendly warning. “So don’t hit it against the table.” Even in my jeans and decidedly noncompetitive footwear, I manage to keep the ball in play, though I can tell DeVine is trying not to laugh at my easy lobs. “What am I doing that’s so amateur?” I ask. DeVine steps to my side of the table, demonstrating a better grip that will help me hit the ball at a better angle. Just for fun, I ask him to show me how he’d typically play in a game, and am instantly humbled by the whizzing whirr of white. I’d have to practice a heck of a lot more to not embarrass myself. Still, it’s a good time, even without the beer. “I like the camaraderie,” says DeVine. “We’ve been doing this for 31 years. We go out to the table and we try to beat the shit out of each other, but afterward we shake hands and we’re friends again.” m

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says Blasberg. “By the time they’re 32, they’ve got 27 jobs on their résumé.” To find out more about this job jumping, we talked to chefs who have put down roots and ones who are still on the move. And we uncovered some of the most common reasons for the Green Mountain chef’s nomadic lifestyle.

tips weren’t coming in, and to pay the number of kitchen staff he needed to run smoothly on busy weekends. Tom Bivins, now executive chef at NECI, was the chef at the Inn at Shelburne Farms for eight years in the ’90s. To support himself during his restaurant’s off-season, from October to

every night. “I don’t think there’s a restaurant in the state that never has to go through a struggle, [when] they pray the money is coming in,” says Buchanan. “The cost of doing business up here is really high, especially when you rotate labor and you have to rotate people all the time.” For his part, though, Blasberg doesn’t buy this reasoning. “There’s a pub on every corner in Ireland, and they seem to do OK,” he says.

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Vermont is a state of seasonal economies. Outside Burlington, restaurants are largely dependent on tourists to remain afloat. In Blasberg’s case, his Champlain Islands resto fills up in the summer. Sean Buchanan, who left his position as executive chef at Stowe Mountain Lodge last year to become a salesman for Black River Produce, had become accustomed to a winter boom time followed by weeks of summer nights with no more than 20 diners. He found it difficult to maintain waitstaff when

May, he resorted to answering phones and filling the farm’s cheese orders. At times like that, says Bivins, “I would say everyone in Vermont starts to consider options besides restaurants.” Buchanan also points to what he sees as the relative excess of restaurants in the state. According to the Vermont Department of Health, there are currently 2307 eateries operating in Vermont. Figure in the 2009 state population of 621,760: That’s one restaurant for every 270 Vermonters. There simply aren’t enough people to keep every one of those places profitable


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Even when the economy is kind to restaurants, chefs have reasons not to settle down. As an educator, Bivins sees chefs at the very start of their careers, but he says cooks continue their educations in kitchens for years after they’ve graduated from NECI. “That’s how you get your experience — learning new things, working in a different kind of environment,” he explains. “You become a journeyman to learn new things.” However, Bivins notes that, given the economy in which they matured, many of his recent charges are less likely than are older chefs to expect, and bother to seek, stability in their work. Most leave NECI not planning to keep jobs for more than a year at a time, he says. Jeff Egan, kitchen manager at Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, is an extreme example of a nomadic chef. In fact, he named his catering company the Wandering Chef for his habit of leaving once he’s “mastered” a job. Egan began his culinary career at age 29, after 10 years as an environmental campaigner in Canada. Making up for lost time, he worked with upward of 80 other cooks at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto before cooking for reforestation workers in remote Alberta. Since moving to Vermont in 2002, Egan has had more than his fair share of jobs, including working as executive chef for the Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort and for Vermont Discovery Cruises. “I’ve cooked at every altitude in the state,” he jokes. But Egan says there is a method to his madness. “I stay in a place long enough to learn the things that are my goal,” he says. “Not every job is going to teach you everything you need to learn.” NECI’s Bivins also chalks up this propensity to the artistic spirit of those who specialize in fine cuisine. “Some people are just very creative, and once they reach a certain point at a restaurant, they say, ‘I’m ready to move on.’ Some folks really need a challenge.”


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nyone who has followed the business of high-end Vermont restaurants in the past year will be feeling a little whiplash. The rapid rotation of the state’s top chefs could be compared to a game of musical chairs, or even Candy Land, full of delicious rewards and pitfalls. Either way, many of the area’s most notable cooks just can’t seem to keep still. Seven Days spoke to Vermont chefs — and a restaurant owner — about what makes local restaurant staffing so unstable. They cited several factors that have kept them moving from place to place, or pushed them out of the kitchen entirely. In Burlington’s high-pressure market, the drama started last year when Aaron Josinsky left Bluebird Tavern and was replaced by Michael Clauss. Josinsky had come to Bluebird — he and the restaurant were nominated for a James Beard Foundation award last year — from gigs as sous-chef at the Waiting Room and the Inn at Shelburne Farms, as well as at the New York farm-to-table mecca Blue Hill. Clauss, a former New England Culinary Institute instructor, managed Daniel Boulud’s catering business in New York before returning to Vermont to head the kitchen at Burlington’s Daily Planet. Since leaving Bluebird, Josinsky, who was not available for comment for this story, has worked as a consultant at Topnotch Resort and Spa with the title “seasonal chef.” Meanwhile, his Bluebird Tavern sous-chef, Nathaniel Wade, who had previously cooked in prestigious Portland, Ore., kitchens, headed to ¡Duino! (Duende). This year, Wade was the one recognized by the Beard Foundation when he was named a finalist for best chef in the Northeast. Confused yet? With its pileup of restaurant names, the chart of local chefs’ careers begins to look like a more palatable version of those sex-ed visualizations of a person’s partners’ partners’ partners. It can be difficult for diners to remember who’s cooking where, and the chef shuffle is challenging for restaurant owners, too. Walt Blasberg, owner of the North Hero House Inn & Restaurant, has had five chefs in the last five years. Though his sous-chef and line cooks have generally been faithful to the place, Blasberg has struggled to keep a top dog. Aside from one instance where a customer hired away Blasberg’s staff to start a restaurant of his own, the innkeeper isn’t sure what to blame for the difficulty, other than the migratory nature of chefs. “Almost every résumé I see is six months here and nine months there,”

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business exacerbates the problem. “It’s the slow times that are the worst for them,” he says of kitchen staff. “They love it when the adrenaline is going and they’re just jamming. The trouble is when it slows down and they have to look for something else to create that feeling.” Even for relatively clean-living cooks, the physical and emotional stresses of the job can lead to burnout. Since few restaurants in Vermont can afford big-city-sized staffs, chefs can wind up doing more jobs than they bargained for. As Buchanan puts it, “You’re not just a chef, you’re a manager, accountant, line cook, purchaser…” For a young chef, the 80- to 100hour weeks these tasks often entail are part of the learning experience. But when chefs start to think about raising a family, the demands become less appealing. “The industry isn’t designed to give chefs a regular lifestyle,” says Buchanan, who heads outside of his home for our phone interview so as not to disturb his two small children as they nap. “Talk to chefs out there — how many of you get two days off a week? How many get a set schedule?”


Bivins says many of his students regard seeking a stable work environment as “settling.” But he believes there comes a time when we all start to want health insurance and time off. “They’ll get there,” he says with a chuckle. For many chefs, their thirties and forties are put-up-or-shut-up time, when they start a restaurant of their own — where they can call the shots and make their own hours — or get out of the kitchen, at least for a while (see sidebar). In Bivins’ case, that turning point led to a new career as an educator — to his complete surprise. “I thought this was a transitional job,” he admits. “That’s my true confession. I never thought NECI was what I would end up loving and wanting to do. I think some chefs do that and say, ‘Wow, I don’t want to get out of this thing. I really like this.’” Other chefs will keep playing musical chairs, trying their skills in kitchen after kitchen. And local observers of the dining scene are unlikely to get bored any time soon. 

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“People want to know where their food comes from,” and that includes seafood, says Clayton. Farmhouse co-owner Jed Davis thinks the new menu trend of specifying seafood’s provenance comes in part from oysters. Bivalve names have always reflected where they originated, and those names have some cachet — Thatch Island, Ninigret Cup, Pemaquid, to name a few. As the “buy local” trend helps sell more produce, meat and value-added food products, it makes sense for restaurants and markets to extend their source labeling to seafood. At Healthy Living Natural Foods Market in South Burlington, provenance is on display in the fish case. There’s haddock and day-boat cod that came from Point Judith, R.I., according to the label on the package, as well as shrimp from Maine. The New England seafood season is just getting going, and soon the whole case will be filled with regionally and sustainably caught mackerel, swordfish, flounder and lobster, says meat and seafood manager Frank Pace. “Region is very important. That’s the whole way food is going,” Pace explains. “People want it as close as possible.” But many consumers don’t know New England fish is a safe and responsible choice. The Northeast needs to do a better job of marketing its own seafood

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food producers and the chefs and grocers they supply. Those clients include many of Vermont’s artisan cheese makers: Cheeses make up more than a third of Provisions’ business. Each week, the company’s trucks load up with cheeses and drive them to markets in New York, Boston and elsewhere. “A lot of chefs and stores want to have a personal connection with the cheese maker, but sometimes a cheese maker wants to make cheese,” says Coutant. “Individual cheese makers are not necessarily interested or skilled at marketing. And they don’t want to drive around the state delivering their cheese.” Cheese has been important to Provisions’ business since Hallgren founded the company in 1986 after a move to the Upper Valley from Princeton, N.J., where she had owned a catering business. Working in rural Vermont’s food industry, she found it difficult to find gourmet items. “There was a real need for high-end, restaurantquality food. I was shocked there was no purveyor doing it,” she recalls. “I guess I was at the right time and the right place.” Hallgren initially worked with a company that sold lamb to New York City. Those trucks, she noted, were coming back empty. So she tapped her contacts in the food and freight worlds and began carting up specialty items such as European cheeses. “We started out really small, with a pickup truck with a refrigerator in the back,” she says. Hallgren soon began working with some of Vermont’s earliest cheese makers, such as Bob Reese and Allison Hooper of Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery. “[Provisions was] really on a mission to build awareness about the great local cheese companies that we have in Vermont,” says Reese. “They kind of pioneered helping out and teaching producers what to expect. When you’re a small company, you don’t have an R&D department.” Gradually, Hallgren grew her business, by 10 percent each year. She

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its own motion. Any hearing request shall be in writing to the address below, shall state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the District Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by Friday, May 13, 2011. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 19th day of April, 2011. By /s/ Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5662 E/ stephanie. monaghan@state.vt.us ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On April 7, 2011, Homestead Design, Inc. filed application # 4C1014-7 for a project generally described as The demolition of the Molloy-Delano house and the return of the area to a grassed state. The project is located at the VT Route 15 / Old Stage Road / Commonwealth Avenue intersection in the Town of Essex, VT. The District 4 Environmental

Commission will review this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the Essex Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, and the office listed below. The application and proposed permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www. nrb.state.vt.us/lup) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before Friday, May 6, 2011, a party notifies the District Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request shall be in writing to the address below, shall state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the District Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by Friday, May 6, 2011. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 13th day of April, 2011. By /s/ Stephanie H. Monaghan

Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5662 E/ stephanie. monaghan@state.vt.us NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale in the matter of Vermont Housing Finance Agency v. James R. Sheeran, et al., Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S1056-10 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by James R. Sheeran and Rebecca Sheeran to North Country Federal Credit Union dated November 22, 2004 and recorded in Volume 896, Page 603 of the Burlington land records (the Mortgage) presently held Plaintiff Vermont Housing Finance Agency, for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 180 Woodbury Road, Burlington, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 8:30 a.m. on May 20, 2011 at the location of the Property. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: All and the same lands and premises conveyed to James R. Sheeran and Rebecca Sheeran by warranty deed of Alberta K. Sarabia dated November 22, 2004 and of record in Volume 896, Page 601 of the Burlington land records. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. The successful bidder

will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: March 11, 2011 David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment Order, Decree of Foreclosure and Order of Public Sale in the matter of New England Federal Credit Union v. Nancy M. Aucoin and Any Tenants Residing at 507 Cilley Hill Road, Underhill, VT, Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S1437-10 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by Nancy M. Aucoin to New England Federal Credit Union dated August 22, 2006 and recorded in Volume 155, Page 1 of the Underhill Land Records (the Mortgage), the real estate with an E-911 address of 507 Cilley Hill Road, Underhill, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2011 at the location of the Property. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: All and the same lands and premises conveyed by warranty deed of Fernand G. Comtois and Marie-Paule Comtois

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Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82.

ZA-11-08 – Highway Sign Exemptions PROPOSED ZA-11-09 – Shared-Use Parking District Expansion Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington Planning Commission to hear comments on the following proposed amendment to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance. The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 beginning at 7:00pm in room #12, on the ground floor of Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington VT.

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Wendover Financial Services Corporation By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S 0485-10 Cnc PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff v. Luke A. Wells , Nicole A. Delibac and Occupants

Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Colchester. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 11th day of April, 2011. PHH Mortgage Corporation By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403

NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Central Mortgage Company to Bradley S. Miller dated March 11, 2008 and recorded in Volume 608, Page 7 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:00 A.M. on May 10, 2011, at 1185 Porters Point Road, Colchester, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Bradley S. Miller and Hillary Boucher dated March 14, 2008, and recorded in Volume 608, Page 5 of the Town of Colchester Land Records. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Colchester. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 11th day of April, 2011.

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To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Larry Joseph Bushey and Jessica Hill Bushey by Warranty Deed from Samuel R. Pierce, Jr., as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, for Commissioner of the Federal Housing Development dated June 12, 1985 and recorded in Volume 102, Page 216 of the Town of Colchester Land Records.

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Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000.

By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by PHH Mortgage Corporation to Luke A. Wells dated December 20, 2005 and recorded in Volume 517, Page 534 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:30 A.M. on May 10, 2011, at 142 Bonanza Park, Colchester, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:






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STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit Terms of Sale: The Parcel One CIVIL DIVISION Property will be sold to Being all and the same Docket No. S0098-10 the highest bidder, who land and premises Cnc will pay $10,000.00 at conveyed to Roy C. Blair sale in cash, certified, (now deceased) and Wendover Financial treasurer’s or cashier’s Marion T. Blair by Services Corporation, check made payable to Warranty Deed of Robert Plaintiff Kohn Rath Blackwood A. Lavallee and Gail P. v. & Danon, LLP Client Lavallee dated June 6, Marion T. Blair and Trustee Account (or 1978 and recorded in SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS Occupants residing by wire transfer, if Volume 28 at Page 440 DESTRUCTION NOTICE at H.C.R. Box 323, The mortgagor is arrangements for wire of the Land Records of Huntington, Vermont, entitled to redeem the transfer are made in the Town of Huntington. The Grand Isle Defendants advance, confirmation of Property at any time Supervisory Union is prior to the sale by wire transfer is available Parcel Two about to destroy special NOTICE OF SALE paying the full amount before commencement Pursuant to the requireBeing all and the same education records of due under the Mortgage, ments of 24 V.S.A. § of sale and bidder pays lands and premises students who have By virtue and in including the costs and additional fees required 4444(b): conveyed to Roy C. Blair moved or graduated. execution of the Power for wire transfer) and will expenses of sale. (now deceased) and If you received special of Sale contained in pay the balance of the (1) ZA-11-08 – Highway Marion T. Blair by education in the Grand a certain mortgage highest bid price within Other terms to be Sign Exemptions - The Warranty Deed of James Isle Supervisory Union given by Wendover announced at the sale thirty (30) days of the purpose of the proposed J. Rozon and Laura L. prior to July 1, 2003 Financial Services or inquire at Kohn Rath issuance of an Order amendment is to Rozon dated May 26, and wish to obtain Corporation to Marion of Confirmation by the Blackwood & Danon, LLP expand the exemption 1983 and recorded in your records, you must T. Blair dated April 14, Vermont Superior Court. 802-482-2905. regarding highway signs Volume 31 at Page 161 of do so prior to May 1, 1993 and recorded in The successful bidder and other traffic control the Land Records of the 2011. After that date Volume 46, Page 465 will be required to sign Dated: March 2, 2011 devices to apply to any Town of Huntington. the remaining records of the Land Records of a Purchase Agreement public right-of-way or will be destroyed. For the Town of Huntington, and attached Vermont thoroughfare. (Section David Rath, Esq. Terms of Sale: further information call of which mortgage Lead Law Real Estate 7.1.3 – Exemptions) Attorney for Plaintiff $10,000.00 to be paid in Gwyn Winchell, Grand the undersigned is Transaction Disclosures. cash or cashier’s check Isle Supervisory Union the present holder, for Copies of the Agreement PUBLIC HEARING (2) ZA-11-09 – by purchaser at the time at 802-372-6921. Please breach of the conditions and Disclosures are Shared-use parking of sale, with the balance NOTICE call Gwyn prior to pick of said mortgage and available by calling district expansion - The due at closing. The sale up since the files are in for the purposes of the telephone number proposed amendment is subject to taxes due Burlington storage. foreclosing the same will and owing to the Town below. If the successful is a modification to Map Comprehensive be sold at Public Auction of Huntington. bidder fails to complete 8.1.3-1 to include the Development Ordinance IMPORTANT: Please at 10:45 A.M. on May 10, the purchase of the E-LM district expansion PROPOSED The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time Using the enclosed math operations as a guide, fill the grid Complete the following puzzle by using the prior to the sale by paying the full amount answers on p.C-8 using the numbers 1 - 6 only once in each row and numbers 1-9 only once in each row, column due under the mortgage, column. and 3 x 3 box. including the costs and expenses of the sale. 10+ 4 40x 2

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will receive a response. Responses to submitted comments will be available to the public, by request, after the final permit is issued. A public hearing may be requested through the State Contact during the public comment period. The draft permit and public notice may be viewed and/or downloaded from our website: http://www. anr.state.vt.us/dec/ww/ Drafts.htm. STATE PERMITTING PROGRAM & CONTACT: UIC Program Coordinator, ATTN: Ernest Christianson, Wastewater Management Division, 103 South Main Street, Sewing Building, Waterbury VT 056710405. Phone: (802) 241-3027. FURTHER INFORMATION

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Central Mortgage Company By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S848-09 Cnc Universal Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff v. Benjamin Scribner, Chittenden Trust Company d/b/a Chittenden Bank and Occupants residing at 26 Main Street, Milton, Vermont, Defendants


NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Universal Mortgage Corporation to Benjamin Scribner dated April 23,

Volume 294, Page 462 of the Land Records of the Town of Milton, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 A.M. on May 17, 2011, at 26 Main Street, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Milton Family Community Center, Inc. by Warranty Deed of George P. Stokes dated July 1, 1987 and of record in Volume 105, Page 558 of the Milton Land Records. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Milton. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage,

including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 18th day of April, 2011. Universal Mortgage Corporation By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 0540 STATE OF VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DIVISION 103 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SEWING BUILDING WATERBURY, VT 05671-0405 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice: A draft Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit has been prepared for disposal of stormwater under the provisions of the Underground Injection Control Rule, Chapter

11 of the12/10/10 Environmental 3:51 PM Protection Regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Public Comment Period: April 20, 2011 to May 20, 2011 Permittee Information: Applicant: City of Burlington Department of Public Works Attention: Steve Roy, P.E. 53 LaValley Lane Burlington, VT 05401

The complete application, proposed permit, and other information are on file and may be inspected at the VANR, Waterbury Office. The draft permit, public notice and fact sheet, if applicable, may be viewed and downloaded from our website at http://www.anr.state. vt.us/dec/ww/Drafts. htm. Copies, obtained by calling (802) 241-3822, will be made at a cost based upon the current Secretary of State, Official Fee Schedule for Copying Public Records, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. FINAL/ACTION APPEAL At the conclusion of the public notice period and after consideration of additional information received during the public notice period, the VANR will make a final

determination to issue or to deny the permit. Pursuant to 10 V.S.A. Chapter 220, any appeal of this decision must be filed with the clerk of the Environmental Court within 30 days of the date of the decision. The appellant must attach to the Notice of Appeal the entry fee of $225.00, payable to the state of Vermont. The Notice of Appeal must specify the parties taking the appeal and the statutory provision under which each party claims party status; must designate the act or decision appealed from; must name the Environmental Court; and must be signed by the appellant or their attorney. In addition, the appeal must give the address or location and description of the property, project or facility with which the appeal is concerned and the name of the applicant or any permit involved in the appeal. The appellant must also serve a copy of the Notice of Appeal in accordance with Rule 5(b) (4)(B) of the Vermont Rules for Environmental Court Proceedings. For further information, see the Vermont Rules for Environmental Court Proceedings, available on line at www.vermontjudiciary. org. The address for the Environmental Court is 2418 Airport Rd # 1, Barre, VT - (802) 828-1660 Commissioner Department of Environmental Conservation


CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S 1015-08 Cnc EverHome Mortgage Company, Plaintiff v. Gerald A. Bruno, Jr., E*Trade Bank, First Horizon Home Loan Corporation and Occupants residing at 76 Leeway Circle, St. George, Vermont, Defendants

By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by EverHome Mortgage Company to Gerald A. Bruno, Jr. dated July 9, 2003 and recorded in Volume 25, Page 387 of the Land Records of the Town of St. George, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 8:00 A.M. on May 10, 2011, at 76 Leeway Circle, St. George, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:

Comments regarding the draft UIC permit #6-0110 must be made in writing and received by 4:30 p.m. on May 20, 2011. Written comments should be submitted to the listed State Contact. All comments will be considered in making the final decision and

Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 11th day of April, 2011. EverHome Mortgage Company By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403

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Way2Work, a leading supported employment program for individuals with developmental disabilities, is seeking a dynamic, creative and outgoing individual to join their team as a job developer. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting individuals in developing career goals and job-seeking skills, securing employment, and on-the-job training. In addition, candidate will collaborate with businesses to build partnerships for long-term, community-based employment. Must demonstrate reliability, strong communication skills, and the ability to solve problems professionally and effectively. Great work environment, fully benefited 40-hour position. Submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Paya, mpaya@ccs-vt.org. Champlain Community Services 512 Troy Ave, Colchester, VT 05446 (802) 655-0511 Fax: (802) 655-5207 EO E

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Lamoille Community Connections is a designated provider of developmental and mental health services, now celebrating 40+ years of services to the Lamoille County community. We currently have the following opportunities available:


Are you looking for a rewarding career? Lamoille Community Connections is seeking local residents to join our team as members of our new and exciting program, the Public Inebriate Program of Lamoille County, known as ASAP (Alcohol Substance Abuse Program), which has a variety of immediate openings available. We will train qualified candidates for these positions. LCC will be collaborating with community partners to provide substance abuse/mental health services for individuals and their families. The positions available are Recovery Care Coordinator, which is a part-time position (25 hours per week) that will refer program participants to the appropriate community providers ensuring continuity of care. The Recovery Care Coordinator will contact participants following release to coordinate services to ensure positive outcomes. The Public Inebriate Screeners are on-call, stipend positions and in addition to the stipend will receive an hourly rate for actual hours worked. These positions require flexibility in scheduling. The program will provide screenings, assessments and referrals for public inebriates. A minimum of three years of related experience such as law enforcement, corrections, military or substance abuse counseling is preferred.

Adult Outpatient Therapist

Lamoille Community Connections has an immediate opening for a full-time licensed Therapist to work in our Adult Outpatient Program (AOP), combined with our Community Rehabilitation and Treatment (CRT) Program, which serves adults with severe and persistent mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse issues. The Therapist will work with a team of Case Managers, Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialists and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner during weekly case review meetings. Responsibilities include intakes, assessments and diagnostics, in addition to managing a caseload of approximately 20 to 25 individuals.

Case Management Position

Lamoille Community Connections has an immediate opening for a case management position in our residential program. The job duties will include assistance with transitioning adult consumers into the community. The ideal candidate will have the ability to provide counseling and support services, which include case management, outreach and supported employment. Working as a team member with residential staff, as well as flexibility in scheduling, is required. A bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field is required.

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Skilled Maintenance Technician

Burlington College, a private liberal arts college on Lake Champlain, seeks a professional to join our facilities team. Duties include performing a wide variety of building maintenance and repair tasks such as plumbing, mechanical and electrical work; HVAC repair and installation tasks; and assisting with mechanical systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and exceptional follow through. The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and clear background check are required.

Lamoille Community Connections has several openings for the position of Behavior Interventionist. These positions are full time and year round and offer an excellent benefit package. The Behavior Interventionist is responsible for 1:1 therapeutic intervention with school-age children who have developmental disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders in school and community settings. A bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of two years’ related experience.

Community Integrationist Specialists

Lamoille Community Connections Developmental Services Program is currently recruiting individuals to work as Community Integration Specialists in our Developmental Services program. Community Integration Specialists provide services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities. Community Integration Specialists help promote development and growth of practical life skills including self-help, socialization and the adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in community-based settings. Transportation of consumers to various community locations is a necessary component of the CIS work. These positions are substitute positions that may lead to part-time positions.

Substitute Residential Position

For a full job description, please visit www.burlington.edu.

Lamoille Community Connections has an immediate opening for an on-call substitute position in our Group Home, which is located in Johnson, Vt. This position works as part of our team to maintain a caring and therapeutic environment for our residents. Responsibilities include implementation of treatment plans and documentation to meet standards for licensing and funding. Flexibility in scheduling is required.

Application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2011.

Copley House Care Worker

Lamoille Community Connections’ residential home Copley House, located in Morrisville, has an opening for a full-time, 40-hourper-week position. This person will work as a member of the Copley House Team to ensure safety for all residents. Responsibilities include establishing/maintaining a caring, respectful therapeutic atmosphere, implementing treatment plans and maintaining books/charts, and building to meet standards for licensing and funding. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that includes overnights and weekends.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to hr@burlington.edu, or Burlington College Human Resources 351 North Ave., 2nd Floor, Burlington, VT 05401 Burlington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for any of these positions, send your resume to Director of Human Resources, LCC, 72 Harrel St., Morrisville, VT 05661, or email janem@lamoille.org. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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USA Risk Group of Vermont Inc., a leading captive insurance management company, is seeking an account manager for its Burlington or Montpelier, Vt., location. The successful applicant will be responsible for financial statement preparation and the daily administration of a portfolio of captive insurance clients. Ideal candidates should possess some or all of the following qualifications: • BA/BS in accounting • Certified public accountant with at least two years of financial statement preparation or comparable experience • A sound knowledge of GAAP and insurance accounting principles • Statutory or alternative market insurance accounting experience Interested applicants should forward a copy of their resume, professional qualifications and salary history to advert@vim.usarisk.com.



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Ensave, Inc., a richmond, Vermont-based agricultural energy efficiency consulting firm, is looking for an Energy Analyst for agricultural energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects. the Energy Analyst works closely with our program development and program operations teams. this position requires the ability to accommodate a fluctuating workload that is heavy at times, and to adjust one’s schedule accordingly in order to reach goals. this position reports primarily to the lead Energy Engineer. For a full job description, please visit www.ensave.com/job-opportunities.html.

Position requirements include a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or agricultural engineering; experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements. Effective analytical and problemsolving skills; Expertise with Ms Excel; some travel may be required. salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, simple IrA.

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Full- and part-time positions Days or evenings. Come work with a great team. Wages based on experience. Differentials: $2 for evenings. Come in for a tour! Or send resume to Sue.Fortin@kindredhealthcare. com. Birchwood Terrace Healthcare 43 Starr Farm Rd. Burlington, Vt 05408 802-863-6384 EOE

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pay? If you have a minimum of a high school diploma, then you may already be qualified to be a substitute teacher! Kelly educational staffing (Kes) is excited to partner with Burlington school district to supply and manage a qualified substitute teacher workforce. Right now, Kes is hiring substitute teachers and substitute paraeducators to work in the Burlington school district. since 1997, Kelly services has been providing qualified, trained and background-screened substitute teachers to K-12 schools in the United states and the United Kingdom through its Kes service line. We have filled nearly 3 million classrooms in 45 states, with 18,000 substitutes in more than 2900 schools. Here are just a few of the terrific advantages of working with Kes: Weekly pay — stability of regular, frequent paychecks • direct deposit — a time-saving convenience • 401(k) plan — saving for your future • Flexible work schedule — work when you want • preference of schools — work where you want • schedule your assignments — online or over the phone • Vacation/holiday bonus pay — the bonus increases the more you work • myKelly.com — online access to information and applications specifically for you • substitute teacher training and handbook — at no cost to you minimum requirements include high school diploma • Fingerprinting and Criminal Background screen, including the national sex Offender Registry. If you are interested in this opportunity, email 6014@kellyservices.com. Kelly services Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in troy, mich., providing employment to more than 700,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, light industrial, education and health care. Kelly services is an equal Opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. never an applicant fee.

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Do you like being in the know? Do you have what it takes to help Vermonters find family-friendly fun? Kids VT, a monthly parenting publication owned by Seven Days, is looking for a Calendar Writer to compile our comprehensive event listings. Ideal candidate has: • obsessive attention to detail • skills to transform wordy press releases into zippy listings • respect for the facts, with a sense of humor • familiarity with online social media tools • pleasant phone manners • patience and a positive attitude • ability to meet tight deadlines • self-motivation and willingness to take direction • working knowledge of U.S. culture and Vermont geography This is a part-time, hourly position. Can work from home. Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@kidsvt.com, or Attn: Calendar Writer, Kids VT, P.O. Box 1184, Burlington, VT 05402. No phone calls, please.

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We seek a highly motivated individual to fulfill the duties of an Engineering Manager supervising a staff of four employees. This important member of the Edlund management team will be responsible for managing all new product development projects and existing product support. Responsibilities include the planning, directing, resource management and control of all phases of design engineering and product life cycle management in the organization. A master’s degree in engineering and a minimum of five years engineering management and supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment are required. The Edlund Company offers a competitive salary and full benefits package, including profit sharing and 401(k) plans, in a pleasant and challenging working environment. Please submit cover letter with resume and salary history to Human Resources Manager, Edlund Company, P.O. Box 929, Burlington, VT 05402-0929. Email: hr@edlundco.com. Fax: (802) 304-1038.

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Regional Resource Specialist Manager Vermont 2-1-1, a statewide telephone Information and referral program of the United Ways of Vermont, is seeking a full-time Regional Resource Specialist Manager. The 2-1-1 Regional Resource Manager is responsible for training, supervising, and supporting Regional Resource Specialists, who have the primary role of database development. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: implementation of a resource database development plan, maintenance of the Vermont 2-1-1 database in accordance with national standards, management of website content, and production and distribution of call center monthly statistical reports. The Regional Resource Manager will also be trained as an Information & Referral Specialist, with the necessary attitudes, skills, and knowledge to answer calls when needed.

in our Burlington and Barre divisions. Early morning hours and a clean driving record are required. You will be serving our customers with high-quality baked goods on established routes in established territory. We offer competive wages and benefits. No phone calls, please. Send resume to mwhitehead@ koffeekupbakery.biz.

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New England Federal Credit Union, Vermont’s largest credit union with 7 branch locations, is a growing organization committed to excellence in price, convenience, service, simplicity, and to sharing success. NEFCU offers a stable, supportive, high-standards work environment, where employees are treated as key stakeholders. Please visit our website, www.nefcu.com, to learn more about the great opportunities and benefits that exist at NEFCU. 5v-UnitedWay-042011.indd

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Connecting Youth Mentoring Coordinator

Administrative Assistant

Charlotte Central School This part-time position of up to 400 hours per year involves coordinating a school-based mentoring program that matches fifth through eigth graders with caring adults in the community. Must have knowledge of resiliency and developmental assets theory, strong organizational and communication skills, an ability to meet a flexible schedule and experience in managing volunteers. Please contact Christine Lloyd-Newberry with questions at 383-1230, or apply at www.schoolspring.com. www.schoolspring.co 3h-ChitSouth-042011.indd 1

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Do you live in Chittenden County and want to make a difference in someone’s life?

Couple neeDeD to provide a home for an engaging, empathetic 15-year-old girl with an autism spectrum disorder. Patience, structure, good boundaries and perseverance needed to provide healthy choices. Knowledge and experience working with children with ASD helpful. She loves horseback riding, animals and helpful activities. Generous stipend/living allowance provided, along with a cohesive schedule including school and staff workers. Lisa Peterson, 488-6550.

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Shared Living Provider Opportunities

HowardCenter’s Shared Living Provider program matches people with developmental disabilities with individuals, couples or families to provide a home, day-to-day assistance and individualized support needs.

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LineCook Good pay. Good benefits. Apply in person. Ask for Nick.

needed for front desk. Needs excellent computer & organization skills, extensive office experience and a warm, outgoing personality. May be required to assist with events and weddings. Send resume to email address:

ShareD living proviDer sought for active 23-year-old woman with PDD and co-occurring mental illness. This dedicated equestrian requires a couple or single person without children living at home who is looking for a professional stay-athome career. Provider will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team providing innovate self-care and independent living skills. Ideal home is located in rural Chittenden County (Jericho/Underhill) and will welcome her yellow Lab-mix therapy dog. Very generous stipend coupled with room and board and respite budget make this an exciting professional opportunity. Anne Vernon, 488-6309. Single female or Couple sought to provide home for 20-year-old woman with an active social network. This high school student enjoys animals and making art, and is working on building independent living skills. Providers must set and maintain clear boundaries, and have no children or other clients living in the home. Experience supporting individuals with challenging behaviors required. Comprehensive team support and after school staff included. Ideal home is in suburban neighborhood or rural setting within 20 minutes of Burlington or Essex. Generous tax-free stipend and room and board payment included. Margot Smithson, 488-6326. a female or a Couple sought to share their home with a 44-year-old male. This family man is very independent, needs light assistance with meal preparation and minimal prompting with personal care. Ideal home is in the Burlington area. He does best with flexible and lighthearted providers. Generous stipend and room and board payment. Marisa Hamilton, 488-6571. home sought for 20-year-old man who enjoys staying active by shooting hoops, swimming at the Y and walking. Ideal home is in the Essex Junction school district with no small children. Complete personal care is required for this nonverbal guy on the autism spectrum who enjoys pets, both large and small. He has day and after school support staff, a generous respite budget and a tax-free annual stipend. Athena Westin, 488-6322. Please visit our website at www.howardcentercareers.org for more details or to apply online. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper applications are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. HowardCenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to qualified employees.

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Unilever works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. We are currently seeking the following position to work at our Ben & Jerry’s offices located in S. Burlington, Vt.

Product Developer The Product Developer is responsible for transitioning new and existing products within Unilever and co-pack facilities, working with Unilever technical project leaders globally ensuring that products meet all design standards. The incumbent will also lead coordination of legal, cultural, quality and regulatory issues as it pertains to Ben & Jerry’s global expansion and existing global markets. This is a unique opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the continued growth of a world-class brand in a fun industry and with a special company. Equally important, this challenging role provides the opportunity to demonstrate that values-led business can be a transformative factor in the world. Qualifications/requirements: • BS degree in dairy science, food science/chemistry or related field with emphasis in food technology, quality control, global regulatory compliance and food process manufacturing. • A minimum of three years of food industry experience required; two years’ frozen dessert industry preferred. • Excellent working knowledge of global legal and regulatory requirements as it pertains to food products and package labeling requirements. • Computer proficiency; Excel, Word, Windows NT. Interspec, Provision or equivalent nutritional labeling software preferred. • Travel is required to support project initiatives (approx. 20%, domestic and global). Please apply online at www.unileverusa-careers.com or call 1-888-775-0389 and reference requisition #31793. Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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Controller / Office Manager This position requires a candidate with a wide range of accounting experience including job costing, budgetary control, variance analysis, payroll, and preparing financial statements for internal and external sources. All successful applicants must be able to multitask proficiently, be well organized and have excellent communication skills. Experience with a multi-entity organization is a requirement. Please do not call. Thanks!

Senior Information Systems Operations Coordinator

Email: Tao@pshift.com

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology & Security, the Sr. Coordinator will be responsible for all office operations of the Information Systems (IS) department. Maintain and process all technology orders, licenses, maintenance and business contracts. Assist with institutional IS budgeting and projections. Be primary contact for telecommunication and general technology vendors for the department. Write, publish and research newsworthy information for the IS newsletter. Attend department director meetings.


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Client ServiCeS repreSentative Fast-paced local web design firm is seeking a talented, energetic professional to provide exceptional customer service to our clients. In this role, you will work independently and as part of a team to ensure our clients are satisfied. Each day will be different and provide you with the opportunity to make decisions that ensure successful client experiences. You will take the initiative to identify and resolve client issues; schedule and coordinate work requests and troubleshoot minor technical issues. Attention to detail and a commitment to timely follow-through with our customers are required. We’re looking for someone who can perform these functions courteously and communicate with clarity to our customers via phone and email. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits. Come help Vermont Design Works continue its exceptional level of customer service. To request an interview, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@vtdesignworks.com.

The successful candidate must be proficient with MS Office products (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), have strong organization and communication skills. A bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience are preferred, however candidates possessing the equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Submit cover letter and resume online at www.champlain.edu/hr by April 29, 2011. The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment. Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty, and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Insulation Manager

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A supportive gracious work environment along with work environment: competitive salaries and shift differentials make the Converse • RN or LPN - Full and part-time, day and evening shiftsfor available Home a great place nurses. Our staff work together to create • LNA or RCA - Part-time evening and night shifts a quality of life available for our residents that respects the individual and supports their care needs. We are looking for the following We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and shift differentials qualified individuals to anjoin ourplease team: For more information or to schedule interview, call Donna at 802.862.0401 or e-mail donna@conversehome.com

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40 hrs. evening shift in our 16 resident special care community. Prior experience with those with memory loss preferred. 272 Church Street, Burlington,Vermont 05401 Everyemail: other weekend required. info@conversehome.com

Building Energy conducts in-depth energy audits and thermal building retrofits; installs cellulose and foam insulation; builds custom solar systems; sells wood boilers, heat recovery ventilators; and works in tandem with Efficiency Vermont to provide cost effective energy saving strategies for both commercial and residential clients.

We are looking for a team leader to manage our insulation crews and retrofit projects. Experience in Sales, Scheduling and bidding required. Competitive salary, benefits, and profit sharing.


Respond with resume to info@buildingenergyus.com E.O.E.

Part time, Weekends

Care Assistants All shifts available.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Donna@conversehome.com.

272 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401 / www.conversehome.com

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Part–Time Chiropractic Assistant Wanted

Our busy chiropractic office is seeking a new team member! We are looking for someone who exudes a positive presence. Are you trustworthy, hardworking, punctual, organized, familiar with computers and insurance billing, intelligent, efficient, confident, able to follow instructions with a willingness to take on all other duties needed to ensure the smooth operation of our office? If yes, then please email your cover letter, resume and references to: erica@reachthemark.com. Applicants must have prior training or experience working in a medical setting. Only candidates with at least a 2-year college degree and an established record of performing well at work will be considered.

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Shared Living Provider oPPortunity CCS is looking for two individuals to share 24-hour home supports for an especially warm charming and fun man in his downtown Burlington home. Shifts/overnights can be worked every other week, or on a rotating three- and four-day work week (other work schedules are possible upon agreement of all parties). The ideal candidates will have experience working with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and be energetic and team oriented. VNA and accessible van support provided along with all needed trainings. This is a rare opportunity to do important work with a flexible schedule.

We are a high-volume, fast-paced, community-oriented restaurant searching for an energetic, upbeat, detail-oriented and experienced Chef. A candidate for this job must be able to lead, motivate and communicate firmly and fairly with our staff. Ability to maintain high standards and even temperament under pressure is a must. A positive attitude, sense of humor and solid work ethic must be part of your makeup. Local and organic food is our passion. Experience working with, and sourcing new, local food purveyors is a must. Taking this food and turning it in to a unique and savory dining experience for our customers through specials formulations is critical. Responsibilities will include food ordering and inventory control, hiring, scheduling and training. Maintaining targeted food and labor costs is a strict requirement.

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Champlain Community Services

The position is full time and requires a minimum of six years of experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation time. If you have relevant restaurant experience and the personality traits listed above, please forward your resume and references to: American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, 115 St. Paul Street, Burlington, VT 05401, or via email to tracy@flatbreadhearth.com. No phone calls, please.

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Child Care Resource

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Early Childhood Outreach Co-Coordinator Child Care Resource is seeking a personable, curious, creative and organized early childhood professional to develop relationships and implement projects that will improve the lives of young children in the South Burlington community. This individual will have primary responsibility for staffing the South Burlington bookmobile in collaboration with the South Burlington Library, will coordinate mentor support for early care and education programs serving South Burlington children, and will participate in a range of additional outreach activities.

Mt. Mansfield Union High School prides itself on having a clean and wellmaintained school environment. We are looking for a daytime custodian during the summer, and evening custodian during the school year. Approximately 40 hours per week. Hours may vary. Summer and vacations: daytime between 6 a.m and 6 p.m. During the school year: night shift, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 8-hour day and set schedule. The qualified maintenance person would ideally have knowledge and work experience in cleaning and buffing, and some experience in general school maintenance such as electrical, plumbing and carpentry, but mostly a willingness to perform custodial work.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher/mentor, hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field, have comprehensive knowledge of early care and education, and will have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.

Please apply online at Schoolspring.com, Job # 48737, or call 434-2128 for an application. Online application must include profile, letter, resume and references. Hard copies of three written reference letters will be required for verification at the interview level. Visit our website, www.cesu.k12.vt.us, for information about our schools.

Thirty hours per week, flexible schedule, generous vacation. Friendly, casual yet fast-paced environment. Email cover letter, resume by May 2 to emeyer@childcareresource.org. For more information, visit our website at www.childcareresource.org.


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Engaging minds that change the world Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily. Information Technology (IT) Assistant, Extension - UVM Extension is seeking an enthusiastic information technology professional to help support our IT infrastructure in our 11 offices. Your job will be to provide UVM Extension employees with computer support and troubleshooting. Working under the guidance of the UVM Extension IT Specialist, you will be based in Burlington at our Spear Street Office. Your work will be focused in our Burlington, Colchester, St. Albans, and Middlebury offices, although occasional travel to our other offices will be expected and telephone support for all employees will be par for the course. You will provide "check-plus" service by responding to and resolving requests for assistance in a friendly, timely and efficient manner using, as is possible, non-technical language. Education and experience equivalent to Associate's degree in a related field and one to two years' experience is required. Oral communications skills are essential, as is a thorough knowledge of the PC/Windows operating environment. Commitment to diversity and inclusion is required! For further information on this position or to apply with electronic application, resume, cover letter, and a list of references with contact information, visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Case Management Supervisor YOU may be the perfect fit to join the Central Vermont Council on Aging Team! We currently have a rare opening for a Case Management Supervisor, based out of our Barre office, to fill the vital role of guiding Case Management staff as they support elders and family caregivers in leading healthy, meaningful and dignified lives in their homes and communities. Do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree AND a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in the human services or aging fields? Have you done fieldwork with elders, people with disabilities or low–income individuals? Paper: Seven Days Do you have a proven job coaching and quality management track record? • Are your Microsoft-based computer Issue: 4/20 skills fine tuned, and are you interested in learning new database programs specific to the aging community? Due: 4/18 • Are you interested in travelling frequently within Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties? • Do you have Size: 3.83working x 3.46with grants management, budgets and government entities? • Are you interested in a experience competitive benefits Cost: $320.00 package that includes health care coverage, paid time off and retirement contributions? If these criteria fit your experience, please send cover letter and resume to Central Vermont Council on Aging/Attn: Betsy Erwin, Human Resources, 30 Washington St., Suite 1, Barre, VT 05641 or email to berwin@cvcoa.org. No resumes accepted after April 22, 2011. No walk-ins, please. ADA/EOE. 5h-cvcoa-041311.indd 1

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University of Vermont Adventure Ropes Course Looking for adventuresome educators! Facilitator Training Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you are experienced, dependable and truly enjoy working with the elderly, please contact Patty at 802-355-3790.

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VYOA Office Manager VT Youth Orchestra Association has full-time opening for highly motivated individual with excellent communication & computer skills. General office duties, database management, facility oversight, as well as box office duties at occasional weekend concerts. Previous experience with QuickBooks is desired, but not required.This person is the glue that holds our office together! Compensation commensurate with skill and experience. Competitive benefits package. Email cover letter and resume to randy@vyo.org. Please, no telephone calls. For more information, visit www.vyo.org.

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Energy Futures Group (EFG) of Hinesburg is seeking a senior analyst or consultant to join our thriving consulting practice. EFG works for environmental organizations, consumer advocates, government agencies and progressive utilities on the development of cutting-edge policies and programs to advance investments in energy efficiency. Our ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience in the energy industry, preferably with energy efficiency policies and programs. We are most interested in individuals who are comfortable with technical issues; can persuasively communicate ideas; and are creative and bring a personal passion and commitment to their work. EFG pays competitive salaries and offers excellent benefits. Send resume and cover letter to info@energyfuturesgroup.com.

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Front Desk Agent

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Conservation ProjeCt Manager

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the Winooski natural resources Conservation District is seeking a part-time Project Manager to assist with watershed stewardship and agricultural assistance initiatives in Chittenden and Washington Counties. Position is primarily based in Williston, vt. For a complete job description and submission information, visit www.vacd.org/winooski. Cover letter, resume and three references due May 2.

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Summer Camp Counselors

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with a clean driving record to drive nonCDL 26' straight trucks. Pay ranges between $110$125 per day. Must be able to pass drug and background check. Call 802-338-9048.

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Perform semiroutine and repetitive tasks in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment, associated with cash deposit processing for Corporate clients. This position requires the ability to work with currency sorting and counting equipment. Prepare daily reconciliation of physical currency and PC entries using a variety of software applications. Position requires the ability to work extended hours if necessary and specialist must have the ability to effectively complete assigned duties in a timely manner and perform a variety of reconciliation functions and subsequent research to resolve out-of-balance conditions.

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proven accuracy and organizational skills, demonstrated ability to work with deadlines, good interpersonal and communication skills. For more information about KeyBank and to complete an online application and submit your resume, go to www.key.com/careers and search “Specialist Cash Vault “ and locate job ID #99983031.

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Vermont Technical College is seeking a part-time Adjunct Instructor ELT-2060 Electronic Applications faculty member for Fall 2011/Spring 2012 for the Randolph Center campus. The purpose of this course is to integrate material from several courses in order to achieve small working systems. In the process of achieving this integration, topics in the theory and application of operational amplifiers, the theory and applications of A/D and D/A systems, and the integration of instrumentation will be explored. Analysis in both time and frequency will be used. Additional topics will be added as seen appropriate. Analysis will often use MultiSim to assist with concepts; three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1032, concurrent enrollment in ELT 2050 and 2051. Master’s degree plus experience in these subject areas as well as experience teaching adults. To apply: Send Vermont Tech employment application, cover letter and resume to: Office of the Academic Dean Vermont Technical College PO Box 500 Randolph Center, VT 05061 Employment application is available on the Vermont Tech website, www.vtc.edu. Vermont Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Chances are Newport has rarely seen the likes of pecan-crusted striped bass with an orange-tarragon butter, not to mention hamachi. But this spring, chef Jason Marcoux has been feeding Northeast Kingdom locals a creative roster of tapas, seafood plates and sushi.

chefing at resorts in Maine, Idaho, Alaska and Jay Peak, Vt. Initially, the group relied on old-fashioned channels to get the news out about their venture. “Word of mouth is really important up here,” says Rancourt. Now that the food is gaining a reputation, they’re getting busier each week. “A small town is always late to get the newest trends,” Rancourt says. “People are traveling an hour and a half to eat here.”

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Vermont has only one certified master chef — Arnd Sievers, who ran the kitchen for several years at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. Last month, he joined executive chef Shawn Calley at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa as the new director of food and beverage. Sievers holds the same position at the Ponds at Bolton Valley Resort, which is owned by the Essex. One of Sievers’ first orders of business was closing Butler’s Farm, the farm-to-table restaurant that opened at the Essex last September, to make room for a new concept. By Memorial Day, the popular tavErn at thE EssEx will reopen in the larger of two restaurant spaces, says Sievers. In the smaller area — which the Tavern will continue to occupy until the eve of its move — Sievers will open a yet-to-be-named fine-dining restaurant. At this new restaurant, an open kitchen will create a chef’s-table feel, allowing diners to interact directly with the chef as he prepares “eclectic farm-to-table” meals. Expect experiments, too. Sievers says the menu will feature sous-vide-prepared meats, foods frozen on an anti-griddle and foams associated with molecular gastronomy. Besides a much larger bar for locals to hang out in, the expanded Tavern will boast changes of its own. The resort’s kitchen garden will double in size, and seating will be added beside it. “We really want to put it to the next level as a culinary resort,” says Sievers. “Cooks [will] go out and pick the vegetables and explain to the customer what they’re doing with the vegetables.” The tavern menu will grow to include local, grass-fed steaks dry aged on site. Other additions that Sievers hopes will help establish the inn as a destination include daytime demonstration classes in the dinner-only fine-dining restaurant and a farmers market. Starting June 5, farmers will converge on the resort’s front lawn to sell their wares every Sunday. Look for tasty treats from the bakery at the Essex, too.

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A colossal Asian-fusion restaurant is slated to open next month in the Williston space that used to house East Orchid.

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— purchased the defunct Boathouse Grill this winter and tapped her stepdaughter, véronIquE rancourt, as manager. The pair hired Newport native Marcoux as chef, and then the fun began: The trio remade the space with antiques, new hardwood floors, and a lounge with leather chairs and views of Lake Memphremagog. Marcoux’s talent extends beyond using a hammer and paintbrush. At age 16, he was the youngest-ever applicant accepted into the nEw EnGLanD cuLInary InstItutE. After graduation, he interned in the kitchen of the Breakers in West Palm Beach, Fla., and spent more than a decade

Dinner entrées include seafood and meat plates, such as diver scallops served with maple crème fraiche; a ginger-crusted, pan-seared ahi tuna with a wakame salad and wasabi cream; and a veal chop with rosemary mushroom demi-glace. Beef carpaccio, smoked-char bruschetta and duck-confit-and-goatcheese spanakopita animate the tapas menu. Chef Marcoux’s recent specials have included seared sea scallops with a maple bacon bourbon sauce, and avocado, pink grapefruit and honey mascarpone salad. Thursday nights at Le Belvédère fill a yawning local culinary gap by showcasing sushi. Once a week, the chef rolls nigiri and at least 10 different maki rolls. “It’s definitely labor intensive, but they’re more popular

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boxes of Comté, chunks of Bulgarian feta. “I’d been a chef all my life and never knew there was so much cheese,” says general manager Andrew Kannler, who has been with the company nine years, making him one of the newest of Provisions’ 20 employees. Like most of his colleagues, he spent much of his professional life in food service. “We call it chef rehab. It’s like being a kid in a candy store,” he says of Provisions. “You’re surrounded by products you love without the hours of the kitchen.” Provisions’ entire staff of foodies has its feelers out for new products — whether they appear in the press or on a table. They also regularly sample new items. “You’re a better salesman because

That online catalog can set the imagination of a chef alight. “I just pore over the catalog. I look at every single item and try to think of a way that I need it,” says Suzanne Podhaizer, co-owner of Salt Café in Montpelier. “It’s definitely a little bit of feeling like a kid at Christmas. I get to a place where I want to buy everything.” All that booty is tucked into the White River warehouse: boxes of organic Italian pastas such as Kamut fusilli (marked “alto/Fragile”); bottles of extra-virgin olive oil; bags of Arborio rice; bricks of chocolate; jars of chile sauce and Tunisian artichoke spead; bottles of Saba dressing and aged balsamic vinegar. Central to the operation is the cheese cooler, kept at a constant 40 degrees with 70 percent humidity. The room is filled with wheels of cheddar, blocks of Parmigiano-Reggiano,

you eat, and you know what you’re talking about,” says Kannler. “For instance, a chef will say, ‘This cheese doesn’t look like it did the last time,’” says Coutant. “We’ll be the person who explains that’s because it’s a different season, or slightly older or younger.” Orders pour in early each week and are assembled on pallets for delivery. The five trucks that have delivered Vermont cheeses to points south return with goods from New Jersey’s docks or New York’s markets, then fan out again to Provisions’ rural New England clientele. Besides enlivening the local palate, some of those products connect Provisions, and by extension Vermont diners, to other parts of the world in poignant ways. For instance, one of the Japanese towns where Provisions

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attracted employees from other pockets of the food business, such as chefs. Cheese — especially Vermont cheese — became Provisions’ cornerstone; Grafton Village Cheese Company was another early client. Twenty-five years later, Provisions offers dozens of Vermont cheeses, from Jasper Hill Farm’s Constant Bliss to Tarentaise from Spring Brook Farm. The company’s catalog grew, and grew some more. Once upon a time, it was produced in a handsome, spiralbound book. Now, clients browse online, choosing from 150 kinds of oil, 177 kinds of chocolate, 130 vinegars, and 100 kinds of beans and legumes, including heirloom soldier beans from Maine and crimson lentils.

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in Thai style, while an adjacent space will emulate a Japanese steakhouse, complete with a sushi bar along one side, says Chompupong. On a recent afternoon, the inside of the restaurant looked as if it was being gutted. Workers were busy framing and hammering away at the sushi bar; nearby, another put the finishing touches on a black wooden sign. “We hope to open by the 10th or 15th of May,” says Chompupong. — c .H .

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They can be filled with Eastern European meats and cheeses and American favorites such as BLTs and ham and cheese. Chef anEla nurkanoVIc, a Healthy Living alum, fills a hot bar with “healthy international food” such as stuffed cabbage and grape leaves. On opening day, fare ranged from chicken in paprika-tinged tomato sauce to American chop suey and Middle Eastern chickpeas. According to Vujanovic, the prepared grub will change daily, and so will the food on the shelves. “I’ve had a lot of customers requesting new things,” he says. “I’m getting Scandinavian, British and Dutch food soon. Whatever people ask for, I’ll probably get.” — A.L.


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clients, points out Podhaizer, who knew of Provisions from her years as a food editor at Seven Days. “It’s wonderful [for farmers] to have that one-on-one connection [with restaurants], but at the same time, it may limit your growth.” As for Provisions itself, Hallgren has no plans to expand, beyond bringing on new products. She calls her customer base “exciting” and deeply values her staff and smooth production. “I have very little interest in that much more growth,” she says. “Never say never, but small is beautiful.” m

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City Market/Onion River Co-op, Healthy Living Natural Foods Market, Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill, the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Bluebird Tavern and American Flatbread. At Salt, Podhaizer and her husband and the restaurant’s chef, Dan Green, order from Provisions every three weeks or so: cheese, butter and crème fraiche; baking supplies such as King Arthur Flour and Callebaut chocolate; kosher salt, spices, beans and dried fruit. A recent order for their rotating menu included Medjool dates, preserved lemons, rose jam, mulberry syrup and vanilla. “It’s a crucial piece. As Vermont gains more mid-scale farms and food producers, those producers and farmers can’t drive around” to see all their

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sources seaweed was wiped out by the tsunami that followed the recent earthquake. “They lost everybody,” says Kannler quietly. That seaweed will come off Provisions’ list. Provisions’ offices are about two miles from the warehouse, up a wide staircase in a former Masonic temple. Entering can feel like walking through a looking glass: One minute you’re in a slightly worn old railroad town, and the next you’re in a gorgeously restored arts and crafts-y space. The suite includes an elegant tasting kitchen where staff cook meals and try out new products, and a huge, empty room adorned with stainedglass windows where Provisions holds occasional tastings for customers. Those customers read like a who’s who of Vermont’s fine restaurants and markets:

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During his phone conversation with Seven Days this Monday, DalIbor VujanoVIc took breaks to speak to customers asking for foods from Germany, Russia and Greece. He promised them that the cake mixes, sausages and cheeses would arrive soon. Such is life at the new a TasTE of EuropE, which closed in Winooski and reopened in a larger space in Colchester on April 15. Vujanovic says that his

new store, across from Costco, is already “much busier than it used to be” in its old location. Though the 3200-square-foot store has room for far more merchandise than the old one, including Bosnian smoked meats, German spaetzle and candies from around the world, part of its appeal may be the prepared food. Vujanovic and his family owned Euro Corner, a café on Burlington’s Main Street that closed last year. Much of its menu has migrated to Colchester. Sandwiches are made on the fluffy Bosnian lepinja bread that the family also sells at HEalTHy lIVIng,

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but it might not be the one the customer intended to convey. and we all stand up to go, through some sort of sibling telekinesis my brother and I determine who is going to beef up the tip. If it’s me, I’ll walk out with the family, then duck back in, claiming I forgot something. Then I’ll throw a few more dollars in the pile — enough to bring the tip total to 20 percent, and sometimes more, depending on whether I know people who work at the restaurant, or if the server acted charmed by my dad’s jokes. This secret tip-enhancement operation underscores one undeniable fact about gratuity giving in our society: It’s hard to do it right. How many times have you stood before a tip jar at the counter of a coffee shop, buffet or even a dry cleaner and wondered what you were supposed to do? How often have you picked up take-out food and puzzled over appropriate tipping etiquette? What about

when an attendant hands you a towel in a ritzy bistro bathroom, or a hotel doorman hails you a cab in the rain? Those of us who want to do the right thing can be grateful that the Emily Post Institute — based in Burlington, Vt. — offers a raft of advice on the topic of tipping. I put my familial quandary to Daniel Post Senning, the great-greatgrandson of etiquette maven Emily Post and spokesperson for the nation’s foremost authority on manners. He had much to say on the subject. “When you tip at the absolute minimum, you’re communicating that the person has met their minimum requirement. But it doesn’t communicate a generosity of spirit,” Senning says. “It just says you’ve upheld your end of the social contract.” He goes on to suggest that, rather than thinking about tipping as an obligation, we should consider it an opportunity to express gratitude. A tip, Senning says, is really about thanking people for the service they’re providing, be it shining your shoes or vacuuming your hotel room every day. As a rule, when Senning is out to dinner, he calculates the tip thusly: He looks at the bill and moves the decimal point over one place to the left, doubles the amount and then rounds up. That’s typically on the posttax total, which means that servers must love Senning. The only time you would tip on the pretax amount rather than the total, he says, is when you’re using the corporate credit card and the bill is hovering in the $1000 range. Then the tax makes a difference — especially to the company footing the bill. A tip that’s less than 20 percent sends a message to servers, but it might not be the one the customer intended to convey, Senning notes. It says, “I’m cheap,” rather than “I had OK service this evening, but it wasn’t great.” Most restaurant servers interviewed for this story said the same thing: If they get a bad tip — and most consider a bad tip anything less than 18 percent — it’s clearly because the diner was stingy (or older), and not necessarily because they received bad service. Much low-end tipping is generational and not a reflection of the service

food provided, servers say. That’s the case with my father. At least anecdotally, younger people tend to tip better, especially those who have worked in restaurants or have friends who do. But how do you send a message that the server was inattentive, clumsy or even rude if not through your tip? Senning advises that if the service is so bad you feel the need to undertip or even leave no tip at all, you should talk to the manager. Perhaps your issues with the service were beyond the server’s control. The front of the house could be short staffed or the kitchen could have a new cook; the manager would be able to explain that to you. Restaurants are not the only places where tipping can pose an etiquette challenge. What about all those tip jars with the clever signs attached — “Alms for the Pour,” “Support Counter Intelligence,” etc.? If you’re buying a $2 coffee, do you need to put money in the jar? If so, how much? Senning says that, while a tip jar is

a nice modern tradition, there is no obligation to contribute to it. If the person behind the counter goes above and beyond for you — by giving you an extra scoop of ice cream on your cone, say — then go ahead and toss in a dollar or two. Or, if the person remembers that every other Tuesday morning you want a double red eye with soymilk, maybe a little thanks in the form of legal tender is in order. As the service sector of our economy grows, tipping culture will likely change with it, Senning predicts. He sees the U.S. moving to a more western-European style of tipping, where the gratuity is never more than 10 percent and often not expected. That’s assuming states continue to move in the direction of mandating a minimum wage for all employees, including restaurant workers. That shift would be welcome news to my brother and me. Then my father’s 15 percent gratuity would make him the biggest tipper in the joint. 

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The Emily Post Institute’s Tipping Guidelines RESTAURANTS


WAIT SERVICE (SIT DOWN) — 15-20 percent, pretax. WAIT SERVICE (BUFFET) — 10 percent, pretax. HOST OR MAITRE D’ — No obligation for greeting you and showing you to your table. $10-$20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night or on occasion, if you are a regular patron. TAKEOUT — No obligation. 10 percent for extra service (curb delivery) or a large, complicated order. BARTENDER — $1-$2 per drink, or 15-20 percent of the tab. TIPPING JARS — No obligation. Tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra, or if you’re a regular customer. RESTROOM ATTENDANT — 50¢-$3, depending on the level of service. VALET — $2-$5. Tip when the car is returned to you.



SKYCAP — $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag. DOORMAN — A smile and a “thanks” when he opens the door. $1-$4 for carrying luggage. $1-$2 for hailing a cab (add an extra $1 if it’s raining). $1-$4 beyond the call of duty. BELLHOP — $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag. $2-$3 for each additional service, such as room delivery. HOUSEKEEPER — $2-$5 per day, left daily with a note marked “Housekeeping — Thank you.” CONCIERGE — No obligation for answering questions. $5-$10 for tickets or restaurant reservations. $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations, or 10-20 percent of the ticket price. TAXI DRIVER — 15-20 percent of the fare, but minimally $1. $2 for the first bag. $1 for the second.



HAIR SALON — 15-20 percent; ask to split it among those who served you. MANICURIST — 15-20 percent. FACIAL, WAXING, MASSAGE — 15-20 percent.

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WED.20 agriculture

LUNCH & LEARN: Speaker Charlie Nardozzi speaks about horticultural landscaping in “Pruning Basics.” Gardener’s Supply, Williston, noon-12:45 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433.


KELLEY MARKETING MEETING: Marketing, advertising, communications, social-media and design professionals brainstorm help for local nonprofits over breakfast. Nonprofits seeking help apply online. Room 217, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 865-6495.


RAPTOR ENCOUNTER: Visitors get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of flying hunters in this intimate meet-up. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $8.5010.50; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 359-5000. TALK TO THE TRAINER: Wild-bird handlers share tricks of the trade. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, 2 p.m. Regular admission, $8.5010.50; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 359-5000.

‘CEDAR RAPIDS’: A small-town insurance salesman who’s hit a dead end gets a kick start when he has to save his company in Miguel Arteta’s 2011 comedy. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘HARVEST’: Three generations of one family grow closer during the course of one summer spent at a picturesque shoreline town in Marc Meyers’s 2010 drama. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE’: Deadheads screen a never-before-seen interview with Jerry Garcia and archival concert footage in this flashback “rockumentary.” Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300.

food & drink

CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery experience the tempering and dipping process. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591.




SCRABBLE CLUB: Adults spell it out while raking in the points for clever combinations. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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health & fitness

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH VIDEO PRESENTATION: Parents and professionals tune in as Maple Leaf Clinic’s Dean Mooney hosts a screening of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day. Wallingford Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 446-3577. GENTLE YOGA: Participants increase flexibility, lubricate joints and massage organs with this exercise. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 658-3585.


BABYTIME: Crawling tots and their parents convene for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-3659. CHILDREN’S CRAFT PROGRAMS: Youngsters ages 3 to 12 get friendly with art supplies. Call for project details. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550, ext. 308. CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Budding bookworms pore over pages. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-4665. ECHO EARTH WEEKS’ MUDFEST: Families meet salamanders and spring peepers, listen to local musicians, gobble up free scoops of ice cream, and, yes, fling fistfuls of mud at this annual event. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. HIGH SCHOOL BOOK GROUP: Bookworms crack open all manner of tomes, from plays to graphic novels to short stories. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. ICE SKATING FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: Independent learners hit the ice. Ice Barn, Milton, noon -2 p.m. $3 includes skating and rentals; $10 for skating lessons. Info, 893-4237. MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP: Kids ages 9 and up become masters of disguise as they draw on circus history and Vermont’s wildlife in “Hiding in Plain Sight.” Preregister. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $15-20. Info, 656-2090. MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK GROUP: Young people dish about their current reads. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. MONTGOMERY STORY HOUR: Little lit lovers flip pages before snacking. Montgomery Town Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.


HABLEMOS ESPAÑOL: Fluent or just learning, folks say hola. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


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Chicago alt-country pioneers Wilco can attract a crowd any night of the week, but the band’s percussionist, Glenn Kotche, and lead guitarist, Nels Cline (pictured), drop the band name this Thursday to venture into vastly different territory that’s no less of a draw. The pair wrap up a Dartmouth residency with “Sonic/Vision: An Evening of Music, Art, Animation and Improvisation.” Kotche — “a composer who also happens to be a brilliant drummer,” writes the New York Times — starts the set with solo works ranging from “Monkey Chant,” inspired by the Ramayana, to kalimba melodies in “Mobile Parts 1, 2 and 3.” After the intermission, Cline joins artist Norton Wisdom in “Stained Radiance,” an off-the-cuff blend of sonic soundscapes and continuous live painting on a backlit sheet of Plexiglas. Don’t worry; you don’t have to watch the paint dry.



‘SONIC/VISION: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, ART, ANIMATION AND IMPROVISATION’ Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m., at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Discussion follows the show. $10-27. Info, 603-646-2422. hop.dartmouth.edu

APR. 20-23 | THEATER Bite Me

Weekly World News’ “Bat Boy” became a tabloid classic the instant his grotesque face hit newsstands. The shrieking, pointy-eared half human, half bat was “discovered” deep in a West Virginia cave in 1992 and, over the years, the rag regaled readers with terrifying tales of the creature, from bat attacks to its endorsement of political candidates. Need we say the whole thing was a hoax? But the fabricated fluff attracted its share of fans and led to a new sensation in 1997: Bat Boy: The Musical. The campy romp catches up with our unlikely hero onstage, where he deals with first love, family life and fitting in — understandably challenging for one who reportedly sheds his wings every three years. Johnson State College’s performing-arts department presents the cult hit, fortified with a gothic, pop-rock score by a student band.

‘BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL’ Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m., and Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m., at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. $5; free for the JSC community. Info, 635-147, jscdibden.boxoffice@jsc.edu. jsc.edu/ dibdencenterforthearts




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APR. 23 | THEATER Step Right Up The circus paintings, prints, drawings and masks currently on display in a trio of exhibits at UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art speak “to a different era of American history,” says curator of education and public programs Christina Fearon: “One hundred years ago, when the circus came to town ... everything shut down.” That’s not the case today, but Saturday’s Circus Extravaganza sheds light on Vermont’s current, and surprisingly vibrant, circus scene. Troy Wunderle — founder of Saxtons River’s Wunderle Big Top Adventures and artistic director of Greensboro’s Circus Smirkus — shocks and awes with juggling, unicycling, and plate-spinning and ladder-balancing antics. Cirque du Soleil veterans Serenity Smith Forchion and Bill Forchion — currently with Brattleboro’s trapeze and circus school Nimble Arts — continue the trend with partner head balancing and acrobatics.

Troy Wunderle

CIRCUS EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., at Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, in Burlington. $7-8; advance tickets required. Info, 656-0750. flemingmuseum.org

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Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. View website for future dates through May 8. $3063. Info, 291-9009, ext. 10. northernstage.org




While its soaring songs and inventive choreography capture the eyes and ears, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita ultimately engages the mind with one question: What shapes a leader? The Tony-winning, pop-opera smash, which first hit the stage in 1978 and went on to have more than 1500 Broadway shows, looks at the life and times of Eva Perón. The model-turnedactress climbed — or, as some accounts have it, slept — her way up the ladder, quickly stealing the heart of Argentina’s most powerful man, Juan Perón, and of the country itself as its young and short-lived first lady. White River Junction’s regional, professional theater Northern Stage takes “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and the musical’s other hit songs for a spin through May 8.


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Bassnectar with EOTO & Eliot Lipp: DJ and producer Lorin Ashton heads up this genre-jumping, open-sourced musical project following two opening acts. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $32.2535.50; sold out. Info, 888-512-7469. Lenten Organ Recital: Arthur Zorn takes listeners on a spiritual journey in sound through improvisations and works by Bach, Pachelbel, Rinck and Hesse. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 223-2424, ext. 224. Music Recital: Liam Gluck, ’12, and Katie Dunleavy, ’12, interweave melodies with words in a piano and vocal collaboration. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. Valley Night: Local trio 440hz — composed of Serena Fox, Michael Hock and Bruce Jones — grace the lounge with humming folk, rock and blues. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.


‘Keys to Credit’: A seminar clears up the confusing world of credit. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 860-1417, ext. 104.






Benson Lecture: Rick Bass: The speaker has published and edited more than 25 books and spent the last two decades working to protect the Montana wilderness from development and logging. Green Mountain College, Poultney, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 287-8926. Jeffrey Amestoy: In “The Supreme Court Argument That Saved the Union,” the former Vermont Chief Justice details the thrilling tale of Richard Henry Dana Jr.’s oral argument before the Court in the Prize Cases. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. John Cramer: The former physics professor and part-time Westport resident discusses his theories of quantum physics, which inspired Penny Penniston’s play now then again. Whallonsburg Grange Hall, N.Y., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-962-4449. Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith: Two speakers quote historical letters in “Ma’s Vermont or Pa’s Montana? The Shipman Family Dilemma of 1881.” Gilbert Hart Library, Wallingford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 446-3366. Panel Discussion: T.J. Donovan, state’s attorney for Chittenden County, and Armina Medic and Steve Howard, victim advocates for Chittenden County, spark a community conversation in “Victims’ Rights in Violent Crimes.” Community Room, Burlington College, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. Robert St. John: The American Legion commander and post historian shares his research on the mutual-aid veterans organization and its local members. American Legion Post 912, Rouses Point, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 297-2064. Sam Hemingway: As part of the “Story Crafters” lecture series, this Burlington Free Press reporter details the challenges of news writing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


‘Bat Boy: The Musical’: Johnson State College’s theater department presents this wild musical based on Weekly World News’ fabricated 1992 tabloid story about a creature who is “half human and half bat.” See calendar spotlight. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 10 a.m. $5; free for the JSC community. Info, 635-1476, jscdibden. boxoffice@jsc.edu.

‘Evita’: Northern Stage revisits Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera about the life and times of Eva Perón. See calendar spotlight. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $30-63. Info, 291-9009, ext. 10. ‘Hairspray’ Kickoff Meeting: In anticipation of the fall show, Lyric Theatre Company’s artistic and production teams look for singers, dancers and crew members who aren’t afraid of a little aerosol. Auditorium, South Burlington High School, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1484. ‘Sylvia’: Actress Kathryn Blume takes a turn on all fours in A.R. Gurney’s play about a man in the throes of a midlife crisis who takes home a stray dog — much to the dismay of his wife. Presented by Vermont Stage Company. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $24.30-32.50. Info, 863-5966.


Book Discussion Series: ‘Orchestrated Stories’: Bookworms pore over Tananarive Due’s Joplin’s Ghost, which offers a fictional interpretation of the famous composer. Hartland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 436-2473. Cynthia Gabriel: The mother, doula and medical anthropologist introduces her new book, Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds, based on her experiences assisting in childbirth in the U.S. and Russia. Located above Splash Naturals. 68 Main St., Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 498-7100. Natasha Trethewey: The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet explores such topics as biracial identity, Southern literature, Hurricane Katrina, African American history and more. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-5665. Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display: Montpelier celebrates National Poetry Month with a text exhibit through downtown that lovers of lit can wander for a taste of contemporary Vermont poetry. Various downtown locations, Montpelier, all day. Free. Info, 223-3338, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org. ‘The Big Read’ Book Discussion: As part of a nationwide reading program, associate professor of English at Norwich University Lea Williams leads a chat about Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. Brown Public Library, Northfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 485-4621.

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Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Sole Circle: Single-person and micro businesses identify industry trends and issues after an overview of “Using Your VBSR Membership.” Space is limited; preregister. Bluebird Tavern, Burlington, meeting, 5-6 p.m.; drinks and networking, 6-6:30 p.m.; optional dining, 6:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 862-8347, ext. 22, owenm@vbsr.org.


Celebrate the Arts: From hip-hop instruction to poetry readings, folks convene for workshops and performances that explore a hodgepodge of creative endeavors. Community College of Vermont, Winooski, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-0513. Home-Buying Seminar: Property virgin? Prospective buyers learn the ins and outs of the process from mortgage and real-estate professionals. Check-in and light dinner (provided) at 5:30 p.m. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/ Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; RSVP required. Info, 864-5684. Raptor Encounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk to the Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m.


‘Cedar Rapids’: See WED.20, 7 p.m. ‘Harvest’: See WED.20, 7 p.m.

‘Juliette of the Herbs’: This biopic of Juliette de Bairacli Levy, considered the pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine, chronicles the life of the herbalist and author. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. Video-Competition Winners’ Premiere & Awards: Chittenden Solid Waste District honors the top entrants of the “Why I {heart} Composting” video competition and screens Dirt! The Movie. Refreshments served. BCA Center, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 8728100, ext. 234.

food & drink

Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Farm & Food Tour: A caravan-style expedition to Hardwick-area farms and food businesses introduces visitors to a bustling agricultural community. Preregister. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 10 a.m. $50; free for children 10 and under. Info, 472-5840.


Chess Club: Checkmate! Board-game players try to attack the king with sly strategies. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $2-3. Info, 363-5803.

health & fitness

Armchair Aerobics: Seniors boost their circulation, stamina and muscle strength without leaving their chairs. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 658-3585. Strong Living Exercise: Fitness enthusiasts undergo strength training for good health. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 8 a.m. Free. Info, 443-1654. Women’s Zumba Class: Fast-paced rhythms fuel a Latin-inspired dance-fitness party led by Casey Clark. Chabad of Vermont, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $5. Info, 658-5770. Yoga Class: Instructor Deb Malgeri leads yogis in pranayama breathing techniques and a variety of postures. Essex Teen Center, 9-10:15 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 878-6982, debmalgeri@aol.com.


After School Programs: Craft, film, puzzle and gaming activities keep youngsters on the go. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Children’s Craft Programs: See WED.20, 1-3 p.m. ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Georgia Playgroup: Provided snacks offer an intermission to free play. Georgia Youth Center, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Kids Story Time: Snacks and activities chase an hour of tales. LACE, Barre, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 476-4276. Music With Raphael: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Open Computer Time: Teens play games and surf the web on library laptops. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. Treasure Tales: Older children collect trinkets for each yarn they hear. Preregister. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-4665.


Orgelgebet: Organ players perform music of the Holy Week, with compositions from Bach to Richard Arnell. First United Methodist Church, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1151.

Robert Pinsky, Bob Moses & Robert Douglas Gay: As part of the UVM Department of English’s Music and Literature Series, the U.S. poet laureate from 1997 to 2000 collaborates with a drummer and saxophonist on poetry and jazz. See music section, this issue. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 7:3010 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3056. ‘Sonic/Vision: An Evening of Music, Art, Animation and Improvisation’: Guitarist Nels Cline and percussionist Glenn Kotche — both of Wilco — bridge the gap between music and the visual arts. Special guest is Norton Wisdom. See calendar spotlight. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-27. Info, 603-646-2422. University Jazz Ensemble: Students play smooth sounds in a spring program. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


‘Spend Smart’: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Preregister. 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 860-1417, ext. 104.


Booked for Lunch: Longtime journalist for the Burlington Free Press and Vermont Public Television Candace Page regales listeners with tales of “Reporting Vermont.” Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. Deborah Thomas: The program coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program at the Library of Congress speaks about “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.” Staff from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project talk about their efforts following her lecture. Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1493, uvmsc@uvm.edu. Robert Braun: NASA’s chief technologist gives an overview of “Investments in Our Future: Exploring Space Through Innovations and Technology.” Campus Center Theatre. University of Vermont, Burlington, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 656-8748, densmore@cems.uvm.edu. Polly Mahoney: The speaker from Maine’s Mahoosuc Guide Service captivates listeners with true tales of hunting, gardening and dog sledding in “Life in the Yukon.” Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 723-6551. Transition Town Third Thursday Series: In “Complex Simplicity: Off-Grid, Mortgage-Free Living in Vermont,” listeners hear one family’s dream of a sustainable home and meet a handful of volunteers who made it happen. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


‘Bat Boy: The Musical’: See WED.20, 7 p.m. ‘Blood Brothers’: Twin boys, separated at birth, grow up as friends ... until they fall for the same girl in Willy Russell’s musical, presented by Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players. Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 626-3663. ‘Evita’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Laverne DeVoe — Isn’t She Dead?’: Pianist Fred Barnes plays a long-suffering accompanist to Sarah Stone, who belts out jazz, blues and show-tune favorites in the guise of a has-been songstress. Part of THT’s Cabaret Series. Byers Studio, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 382-9222. ‘Sylvia’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m.

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liSt Your EVENt for frEE At SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT Hopkins Center for tHe arts presents ‘The GreaTesT sTory ever Told’: Shown through the eyes of a Roman centurion, this retelling of the Easter story is a collaborative effort of local churches and community members, and features more than 75 chorus members. Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 848-3635.


Five Corners Farmers markeT WinTer susTainabiliTy series: As part of a sequence for folks interested in local edibles, Vermont author Ben Hewitt discusses his book The Town That Food Saved. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955, 5cornersfarmersmarket@ gmail.com. PoeTry alive! 2011 PoeTry disPlay: See WED.20, all day. sPrinG auThors series: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey reads from her collections. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1343, jacob.white@jsc.edu. sTory Time: Lit lovers of all ages take in fanciful tales. Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 728-5509. Thomas PoWers: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist based in Vermont talks about his new book The Killing of Crazy Horse. Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield, 12-1 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2886.


‘ask us Who We are’: Bess O’Brien’s documentary puts a face to the foster care system, focusing on those young Vermonters’ search for family and a sense of belonging. Rutland High School, 7 p.m. $510. Info, 592-3190. ‘The ComPany men’: A ladder-climbing sales exec finds himself a victim of corporate downsizing in John Wells’ 2010 drama starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘The lasT lions’: Dereck Joubert’s 2011 cri de coeur raises the red flag about the sharply decreasing number of big cats in Africa. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

ChoColaTe-diPPinG demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. ‘Women drink Wine’: Ladies raise a glass of organic Earth 3.0 at this tasting and sew-in hosted by certified wine specialist Nina Koch. Attendees learn to handcraft their own bags. Block Gallery & Coffeehouse, Winooski, 5-8 p.m. $25; ticket must be paid for in advance; $5 for fabric, or bring your own. Info, 373-5150.

health & fitness

CraFT hour: Seniors sew and knit crafty creations for the home. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.





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aFTer sChool ProGrams: See THU.21, 3:30 p.m. Children’s CraFT ProGrams: See WED.20, 1-3 p.m. Children’s sTory Time: See WED.20, 10:30 a.m. ‘draW ComiCs!’: Teens sketch and share illustrated narratives. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. eCho earTh Weeks’ mudFesT: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. easT monTPelier sTory Time: Lively narratives, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and games transfix tots. Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-4665. monTGomery PlayGrouP: Little ones exercise their bodies and their minds in the company of adult caregivers. Montgomery Town Library, 1011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. sWanTon PlayGrouP: Kids and caregivers squeeze in quality time over imaginative play and snacks. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Swanton, 1011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. vaCaTion Week movie: When a charming bandit springs a teen with 70-foot-long hair from her tower, they embark on a fantastic adventure in this 2010 Disney flick. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


TerTulia laTina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440.


CenTer FesT: This youth-driven, substance-free concert offers music by Unknown Impurity and Jaded, as well as an art show, food and drinks, and a raffle. Knights of Columbus, Rutland, 6-10 p.m. $5; $3 with canned-food donation. Info, 747-4944, ext. 16, bnuckles@rutlandbgclub.org. leT’s WhisPer lisTeninG ParTy: Shortly after releasing their debut album, this Burlington indie-pop duo (Colin Clary and Dana Kaplan) host a shoeless fête complete with 14 iPod-listening stations — one for each album track. Rose Street Artists’ Co-op, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, band@letswhisper. com. FRI.22


FlaT Fix & TroubleshooTinG: Serial cyclists get to know their rides in a clinic covering deflated tires and other basic bike maladies. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409. raPTor enCounTer: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk To The Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m.




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earTh day CelebraTion: Eco-friendly folks gain insight on reducing their environmental impact, participate in a book swap, recycle cellphones and rechargeable batteries, snag a bike-powered smoothie, plant seedlings, and more. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202, info@hungermountain. com. earTh day FesTival: The Peace & Justice Center organizes an Earth-friendly afternoon including a film screening, a guest speaker, live music, games and giveaways. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345. river bank CleanuP: As part of Earth Day, eco-friendly volunteers spruce up a waterway. Preregister. Meet in the parking lot. Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School, noon. Free. Info, 326-2021.

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arGenTinean TanGo: Shoulders back, chin up! With or without partners, dancers of all abilities strut to bandoneón riffs in a self-guided practice session. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, 7:30-10 p.m. $5. Info, 598-1077. ballroom lesson & danCe soCial: Singles and couples of all levels of experience take a twirl. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; open dancing, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269. mad robin ConTra danCe: Forks of Nature dole out tunes for clean-soled folks taking organized steps. Beginner’s lesson, 7:45 p.m. Shelburne Town Hall, 8-11 p.m. $8; bring a dessert to share. Info, 735-2257. WesT CoasT sWinG danCe ParTy: An hourlong lesson precedes open shimmying. The Art House, Middlebury, 6:30-10 p.m. $20 for class and dance; $10 for dance only. Info, 458-0464.

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food & drink

armChair aerobiCs: See THU.21, 11:30 a.m.-noon. ‘GenTle, buT noT Too GenTle’ haTha yoGa: Fitness professional and motivator Nancy Somers instructs yogis in slow-paced stretches and simple breathing exercises. Preregister. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Tai Chi Class: Simple techniques enhance practitioners’ physical and emotional well being. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 658-3585.



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Middlebury College Orchestra: Andrew Massey conducts students in the world premiere of Piano Concert no. 1 by Nicholas Tkach, ’11; Manitou Rising by Peter Hamlin, ’73; Fantasia in G Major by Bach; and Schubert’s unfinished te sy Symphony no. 8 in B Minor. of br et t Concert Hall, Mahaney Center si m is on for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. Scrag Mountain Music: Violinist Owen Dalby and violist Meena Bhasin join this innovative chamber ensemble in diverse works from the baroque period to the 20th century. Green Mountain Girls’ Farm, Northfield, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 734904-5401 . ur


‘Bat Boy: The Musical’: See WED.20, 7 p.m. ‘Blood Brothers’: See THU.21, 7 p.m. ‘Evita’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. ‘Plaza Suite’: Three separate acts, each taking place in suite 719, capture a variety of characters in different stages of love in this Neil Simon comedy, produced by the St. Johnsbury Players. Auditorium, St. Johnsbury School, 7:30 p.m. $7-9. Info, 626-3047. ‘Sylvia’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’: See THU.21, 7 p.m.






All-Ages Poetry Slam: Wordsmiths spar in a friendly competition of five-minute recitations, hosted by Geof Hewitt. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Diane Imrie: The coauthor of Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes addresses the culinary challenge of eating locally at a book signing. Complimentary refreshments provided. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189. Group Poetry Reading: Established writers and VCFA students recite lines during the Montpelier Art Walk. Readings take place in the chapel; reception follows in the T. W. Wood Art Gallery. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org. Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display: See WED.20, all day. Poetry Reading: A multimedia presentation of slides and music accompanies delivery by Jesse LoVasco and Lisa Mase. Red Hen Bakery & Café, Middlesex, 7 p.m. Info, 229-1453, lisamase@ gmail.com.

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Saturday Art Sampler: Instructor Kaitlyn Barr demonstrates the tools and techniques involved in creating decorative and beautifully detailed Ukrainian pysanky. Preregister. Davis Studio Gallery, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $24. Info, 425-2700.


Ballroom Lesson & Dance Social: See FRI.22, 7-10 p.m. Contra Dance: Folk dancers bust a traditional move to music by Matching Orange and Pete Sutherland. Holley Hall, Bristol, 8-11 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 893-4082. ‘Homegrown in the Tradition’: A house band provides classic tunes for traditional-dance favorites, called by Mary Stilley-Wesley. Wear soft-soled shoes and bring a dish for the dessert potluck. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, instruction, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $8. Info, 225-8921.

Norwich Contra Dance: Peter Johnson calls the steps for soft-soled moves to fiddle tunes by Forks of Nature. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $8; free for under 16; donations accepted for seniors. Info, 7854607, rbarrows@cs.dartmouth. edu.


Youth Leader Workshop: In “iCare, iOrganize, iMatter,” 350 Vermont helps give middle and high schoolers from across the state the tools and support network they need to be effective and inspiring climate champions, as well as organizes a successful climate rally for iMatter March. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 603-496-0755.


‘Easter Egg Sniff Fundraiser’: Why let humans have all the fun? Canine noses scout out plastic eggs filled with dog treats at this event hosted by Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Hard’ack, St. Albans, 1-4 p.m. $10 per dog; $5 for therapy dog pretesting; dogs must be leashed. Info, 777-7000, tamara@ therapydogs.org. Five Colleges Book Sale: Volumes of bound material make up this large New England used-book sale and scholarship benefit. Lebanon High School, N.H., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 295-0906. Military Appreciation Day: The American Military Retirees Association and the Clinton County VSO host a day honoring North Country military folks. Crete Memorial Civic Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 518-563-9479 or 518-565-4720. Raptor Encounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk to the Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Volunteer Work Day: Good Samaritans clean the windows, clear the trails, enter bird sightings into an online database and perform other helpful tasks. Preregister; lunch is provided. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2167, museum@birdsofvermont.org.


‘The Company Men’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. ‘The Last Lions’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. ‘Vanishing of the Bees’: Refreshments sweetened with local honey augment a screening of George Langworthy and Maryam Henein’s 2009 documentary about colony collapse disorder and the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. Bradford Public Library, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 2224536, bradfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

food & drink

Burlington Winter Farmers Market: Vendors sell ethnic cuisine, pottery, artisan cheese and anything else they can produce in the cold. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, info@burlingtonfarmersmarket.org. Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Middlebury Winter Farmers Market: Area growers, cheese makers, bakers and craftspeople collaborate to offer year-round “eat local” options. American Flatbread, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178. Sugar-on-Snow Party: Vermonters indulge in a little liquid gold — with the requisite pickles, hard-boiled eggs and doughnuts, of course. Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield, noon-4 p.m. $5; $20 per family of five. Info, 496-4880.

health & fitness

Pilates & Yoga for Runners: Arica Bronz of All Wellness Physical Therapy and Pilates introduces exercises that balance the physical and energetic demands of running. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.


Children’s Story Time: Young ones hop over to the story stage for bunny tails ... er, tales. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jim Arnosky: The naturalist and author of children’s books such as Slither and Crawl: Eye to Eye With Reptiles invites kids into the world of bugs, birds, plants and other wild things. Rochester Public Library, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 767-4258. Read to a Dog: Stories form a bond between young readers and Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.


Connie Dover & Skip Gorman: Two distinctive voices bring alive the traditions and history of Scotland, Ireland, Appalachia and the American Old West. Chandler Gallery, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $17-20. Info, 728-6464, tickets@chandler-arts.org. Mellow Yellow’s Hit Parade Live: A peaceand-love-era tribute band plays tunes from the golden era of Top 40 radio in a staged 1960s-style TV show. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $8-18. Info, 399-2589. Patti Casey & Friends: Local foods and brews from Three Penny Taproom, Red Hen Bakery, Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, and Screaming Ridge Soups augment a folk-music celebration of the release of The Heart of a Waiting Boy. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $15 plus cost of food and drink. Info, 598-4819. Scrag Mountain Music: See FRI.22, United Church, Warren, 2 p.m. The DavydovFanning Duo: Cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning perform Bach, Barber, Shostakovich and Debussy works from their 2011 European tour program. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


‘Blood Brothers’: See THU.21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Circus Extravaganza: Aerial acts, acrobatics, juggling, unicycling and other antics seek to dazzle in this hourlong show featuring talents from Ringling Brothers Circus and Cirque du Soleil. See calendar spotlight. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 2 p.m. $7-8; advance tickets required; see flemingmuseum.org for details. Info, 656-0750. ‘Evita’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ‘Plaza Suite’: See FRI.22, 7:30 p.m. ‘Sylvia’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’: See THU.21, 7 p.m. The Met: Live in HD: Catamount Arts Center: Renée Fleming stars in a broadcast of Strauss’ final opera, Capriccio. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. $16-23. Info, 748-2600. The Met: Live in HD: Lake Placid Center for the Arts: See above listing. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 1 p.m. $12-18. Info, 518-523-2512. The Met: Live in HD: Loew Auditorium: See above listing. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $10-27.50. Info, 603-646-2422. The Met: Live in HD: Town Hall Theater: See above listing. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 1 p.m. $22. Info, 382-9222.


Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display: See WED.20, all day. Poetry Readings: Wanda and Ben Waterman, along with the participants of a writing workshop, read polished lines at 4 p.m. Linda Gionti, Sharyl Green, Jim Hulfish, Bonnie Morrissey, Holly Wilkinson and Marian Willmott do the same at 8 p.m. The Art House, Middlebury, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 382-1513. Poetry-Writing Workshop: Nova Scotia poet, spokenword artist and playwright Wanda Waterman focuses on “The Care and Feeding of a Hungry Poet,” addressing how to fuel the poetic imagination. The Art House, Middlebury, 2-4 p.m. $15 or pay what you can. Info, 382-1513. Story Time: See THU.21, 11 a.m.


Family Day at the Farm: Folks flock to the operating Jersey dairy farm for wagon rides, heirloom garden activities and programs with baby farm animals. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. Guided Birding: Ken Copenhaver and members of the Green Mountain Audubon Society lead the way to birding hot spots. Preregister. Meet at the refuge headquarters on Tabor Road, off Route 78. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2436, gmas@greenmountainaudubon.org.

Contact Improvisation & Movement Exploration Jam: Attendees practice spurof-the-moment movements after a half hour of skill building. Musicians are welcome to chime in. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. $3-5. Info, 778-0300 or 318-3927. English Dance Series: Trip to Norwich serenade soft-soled dancers moving under the direction of caller Chris Levey. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 3-6 p.m. $4-7. Info, 785-4121.



‘Bat Boy: The Musical’: See WED.20, 7 p.m.


Five Colleges Book Sale: See SAT.23, 12-4:30 p.m.

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Raptor Encounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk to the Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m.


‘The Company Men’: See FRI.22, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘The Last Lions’: See FRI.22, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

food & drink

Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Sunday Dinner: Members of Food Salvage, a University of Vermont-sponsored club, prepare and serve a hot meal for the community. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, foodsalvage@gmail.com.


Burlington-Area Scrabble Club: Tripleletter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 862-7558.

health & fitness

Open Meditation Classes: Harness your emotions and cultivate inner peace through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $5-25 suggested donation. Info, 684-0452, vermont@rsl-ne.com.


ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Read to a Dog: See SAT.23, 1-2 p.m.


French-English Conversation Group: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.


Women’s Drop-In Soccer: Ladies — and sometimes gents — break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron at this coed-friendly gathering. Beginners are welcome. Miller Community and Recreation Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info, 862-5091.



Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display: See WED.20, all day.


Art Class: Would-be photographers learn about framing the world. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 1011:45 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.




After School Programs: See THU.21, 3:30 p.m. Infant Story Hour: Kiddos up to age 2 absorb spoken-word yarns. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 476-7550, aldrichlibrary@ charter.net. Music With Raphael: See THU.21, 10:45 a.m. Puzzles & Board Games: Youngsters put the pieces together in entertaining undertakings. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Stories With Megan: Preschoolers ages 2 to 5 expand their imaginations through storytelling, songs and rhymes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Swanton Playgroup: Kids and caregivers squeeze in quality time over imaginative play and snacks. Mary Babcock Elementary School, Swanton, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Teen Advisory Board: Middle and high schoolers have a say in program planning and the teen collection. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


Mad River Chorale Rehearsals: No auditions are necessary to join this community choir, which meets weekly to give voice to song selections from America’s greatest composers. Harwood Union High School, South Duxbury, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Info, 496-4781. ‘One Night of Queen’: Gary Mullen & the Works impersonate the British rockers, tight pants, old Adidas and all. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 8 p.m. $60-75. Info, 760-4634. University Concert Band: Students jam out under the direction of Alan Parshley. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


Michael Atkinson: University of Cincinnati’s professor emeritus of English and comparative literature looks into “Taoism: The Life of Balance and Mystery.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


Auditions for ‘Hairspray’: In anticipation of the fall show, Lyric Theatre Company seeks cast members who aren’t afraid of a little aerosol. The Schoolhouse, South Burlington, 5:45-10 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1484.


Book Discussion Series: ‘Earth Tones’: T.C. Boyle’s A Friend of the Earth explores how to live in harmony with nature. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Helen Benedict: The award-winning author of five novels and five nonfiction books examines gender justice within the military in a discussion of The Lonely Soldier. Dole Auditorium, Norwich University, Northfield, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2886. Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, cpotter935@comcast. net. Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display: See WED.20, all day.



‘A Bountiful Garden Starts With Garden Planning’: Red Wagon Plants’ Julie Rubaud helps kitchen gardeners strategize their harvest to avoid the dreaded zucchini explosion. Preregister. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.


‘Art in Bloom’: Flower-show judge Elain Dates and other members of the Burlington Garden Club create floral designs that complement or interpret works of art. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-6764.


‘One Woman Show’: Meet-Up for SelfEmployed Women: Freelancers and small-business owners make connections and bounce ideas over coffee. August First, Burlington, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4099.


ECHO Expansion Breakfast: A casual meal accompanies a guided tour, short video and discussion about the science center’s expansion plans. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 864-1848.


Ballroom & Latin Dance: Dance-floor disciplines — including swing and rumba — keep feet on the move. Union Elementary School, Montpelier, 5:307:30 p.m. $12-14. Info, 225-8699, elabd@comcast. net. Ballroom Dance Class: Folks take instruction in swing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and rumba from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gymnasium, Union Elementary School, Montpelier. $14 to drop in. Info, 225-8699.


A Walk for Water: Vermonters pound a four-mile trail to North Beach in honor of Earth Month and in support of regional and global organizations working to preserve clean-water access. Hosted by the Vermont network of Aveda Salons. Lake Champlain Committee, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $20 donation supports LCC’s clean-water programs. Info, 658-1414 or 212-680-5849. Green Drinks: Activists and professionals for a cleaner environment raise a glass over networking and discussion. Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7999.


Manicures: Natural nails receive some pampering. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11:45 a.m. Free. Raptor Encounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk to the Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Vermont Solidarity/Support Vigil for the People of Japan: On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, folks show their compassion for those affected by Japan’s current crisis by bringing or making paper cranes, signing a banner to be sent abroad, and sharing stories from Fukushima. Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 4:30-6 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 476-3154.


‘The Company Men’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m. ‘The Last Lions’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m. ‘The Story of Stuff’: Annie Leonard’s animation project catapults viewers into a discussion about the costs of consumption. Bring a dish and reusable tableware for a zero-waste potluck dinner. Cafeteria, Essex High School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-8111.

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Barbecue Lunch: Chef David fires up the grill for the first cookout of the season. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, noon. $3 suggested donation; call for tickets. Info, 658-3585. Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. Dinner Frittata & Salad With In-Season Wild Edibles: Ramps, fiddleheads and mushrooms make their way into an easy evening meal. Preregister. Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.


Intergenerational Game Day: Preschoolers from the Burlington Children Space get together with seniors for puzzles and board and card games. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

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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. ‘Understanding Your Medicare Choices’: Champlain Valley Agency on Aging’s Patricia Allen Selsky helps folks navigate the intricacies of the health-insurance program. Richmond Free Library, 6:30-7:45 p.m. $5-10. Info, 434-3979, members@ richmondvermont.com.


After School Programs: See THU.21, 3:30 p.m. Alburgh Playgroup: Tots form friendships over stories, songs and crafts. Alburgh Elementary School, 12:15-1 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Children’s Story Hour: Two- to 5-year-olds tune in for audible prose. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 476-7550, aldrichlibrary@ charter.net. Children’s Story Time: See WED.20, 10:30 a.m. 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. Fairfax Story Hour: Songs, tales and crafts captivate kiddos. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Kids Story Hour: Literature hounds show up for tall tales. East Barre Branch Library, kids under 3 meet at 10 a.m.; ages 3 to 5 meet at 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 476-5118. Lego Club: Kids ages 5 and up fashion astonishing creations out of plastic bricks and building supplies. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 865-7216. Open Computer Time: See THU.21, 3-4:30 p.m. Puzzles & Board Games: See MON.25, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. South Hero Playgroup: Free play, crafting and snacks entertain children and their grown-up companions. South Hero Congregational Church, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. St. Albans Playgroup: Creative activities and storytelling engage the mind. St. Luke’s Church, St. Albans, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Story Hour: Tales and picture books catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Story Time for Tots: Three- to 5-year-olds savor stories, songs, crafts and company. CarpenterCarse Library, Hinesburg, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 482-2878.


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Ciné Salon: Acclaimed Hollywood film editor Billy Weber — who recently wrapped up Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn — discusses his illustrious career in a live phone interview. Howe Library, Hanover, N.H., 7-9:45 p.m. Free. Info, 603-252-6786, posn@emlot.com. ‘The Company Men’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m. ‘The Last Lions’: See FRI.22, 7 p.m.

Armchair Aerobics: See THU.21, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Menstrual Health: That time of the month? Puppets and faux uteri teach women about alternative products, self-care techniques and herbal remedies. Preregister. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202, info@hungermountain.com. Strong Living Exercise: See THU.21, 8 a.m.

Tuesday Night at the Movies: Film-club members screen Casablanca and Play It Again, Sam at this throwback double feature. Open discussion follows. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 496-8994, ken@crmvt.com.


Raptor Encounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. Talk to the Trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m.

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Shape & Share Life Stories: Prompts trigger true tales, which are crafted into compelling narratives and read aloud. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.20, 2 p.m.


‘Blood Brothers’: See THU.21, 7 p.m. ‘Sylvia’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. The Met: Live in HD: Catamount Arts Center: See SAT.23, 1 p.m. The Met: Live in HD: Spaulding Auditorium: See SAT.23, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $10-27.50. Info, 603-646-2422.

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Pause Café: French speakers of all levels converse en français. Borders Books & Music, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.


Green Mountain Chorus: Men who like to sing learn four-part harmonies at an open meeting of this all-guy barbershop group. St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-9595. student PerforManCe reCital & awards CereMony: Music scholars perform on their various instruments. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


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lunCh & learn: Flora fans prepare for planting season as speaker Denyse Butler-Ayres unearths “What’s New for 2011 in Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs.” Gardener’s Supply, Williston, noon12:45 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433.



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raPtor enCounter: See WED.20, 11 a.m. talk to the trainer: See WED.20, 2 p.m.


‘the CoMPany Men’: See FRI.22, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. ‘the last lions’: See FRI.22, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

food & drink

ChoColate-diPPinG deMo: See WED.20, 2 p.m. CoMMunity niGht: Diners down gastropub fare, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Women’s Rape Crisis Center. Bluebird Tavern, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 864-0555, ext. 13.

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arMChair aeroBiCs: See THU.21, 11:30 a.m.-noon. autisM awareness Month Video Presentation: Parents and professionals tune in as Maple Leaf Clinic’s Dean Mooney hosts a screening of Dr. Tony Attwood Presents Asperger’s Syndrome, Volume 2: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers and Teenage Issues. Wallingford Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 446-3577. Chair MassaGe: Kneading addresses key tension areas in the upper body. Call to sign up. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9 a.m. $5. Info, 658-3585. enerGy taPPinG: Eliminate anxiety and depression through acupressure techniques. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 658-3585. yoGa Class: Gentle stretches improve core strength and flexibility. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9 a.m. $5 donation. Info, 658-3585.


BaBytiMe: See WED.20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Children’s story tiMe: See WED.20, 10:30 a.m. enosBurG PlayGrouP: Children and their adult caregivers immerse themselves in singing activities and more. American Legion, Enosburg Falls, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. fairfax PlayGrouP: Multicultural stories and activities accent child’s play. Health Room, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. hiGh sChool Book GrouP: See WED.20, 5-6 p.m. hiGhGate story hour: Good listeners soak up classic fairy tales. Highgate Public Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. kids danCe for sPrinG: Young ones cut the rug to swingin’ sounds by DJ Christine. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Middle sChool Book GrouP: See WED.20, 4-5 p.m. MontGoMery story hour: See WED.20, 10-11 a.m. Puzzles & Board GaMes: See MON.25, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Valley niGht: The Upper Valley’s Don & Jenn grace the lounge with jazz- and folk-inspired originals, and cover songs with an indie twist. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.


‘aquarius and the deVeloPMent of the new ConsCiousness’: A PowerPoint presentation illuminates the Gnostic point of view on the renewing and purifying forces at work in a dawning Aquarian Era. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, vermont@goldenrosycross.org. howard Coffin: As part of a series about Louisa May Alcott, this Vermont historian discusses the state’s Civil War hospitals and how they relate to the author’s Hospital Sketches and other writings. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. sCienCe on taP: Montshire after hours: Dartmouth Medical School researcher Meghan Longacre sparks a casual conversation about contemporary topics in science in “From Happy Meals to Urban Sprawl: Gaining Insight Into the Nation’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic.” Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 5:30-8 p.m. $10 includes one drink for ages 21 and up; cash bar. Info, 649-2200, montshire@montshire.org. ‘the Monetary systeM and you!’: Spenders and savers get acquainted with currency basics by screening and discussing Paul Grignon’s Money as Debt in order to understand the current financial crisis. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, jaquithpubliclibrary@hotmail.com.


auditions for ‘hairsPray’: See MON.25, 5:45-10 p.m. CoMMedia dell’arte PerforManCe: Commedia VT draws on a unique form of 16th- and 17th-century Italian theater in a short, original and humorous work. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6 p.m. Regular admission, $3-5; $10 per family; free for children 6 and under. Info, 656-2090. ‘eVita’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. ‘sylVia’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m.


Book disCussion series: ‘a Mysterious lens on aMeriCan Culture’: A thought-provoking cultural backdrop makes Barbara Neely’s Blanche Cleans Up more than a simple whodunit. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209. dr. wolfGanG Mieder: A professor of German and folklore at UVM presents his new book on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Making a Way Out of No Way. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. GrouP sestina workshoP: Experienced wordsmiths explore complex forms of poetry with Roger Weingarten, forming six six-line stanzas followed by a tercet. Space is limited; preregister. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. hartford Book disCussion: Schoolteacher Denise Warren guides a group gab about Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. Cornerstone Community Center, Hartford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 296-2568. Poetry aliVe! 2011 Poetry disPlay: See WED.20, all day. m


italian ConVersation GrouP: Parla Italiano? A native speaker leads a language practice for all ages and abilities. Call for cancellations in inclement weather. Room 101, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3869.


Jazz VoCal enseMBle & CoMBo ConCert: Smooth tunes fill an end-of-semester program. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


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dance BURLINGTON’S BEST SALSA: DAVID LARSON & SOUTH END STUDIO: Burlington’s newest (& nicest) place to dance. Yes! Now there are 2 salsa dance studios in Burlington. Ongoing classes continuing Thu., 7-8 p.m., Beginning Salsa. A great way to get started & make some new friends. Then,

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STREET ART/GRAFFITI: Jun. 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception: Fri., 3:30 p.m. Cost: $400/course. Location: Davis Studio, 4 Howard St., Burlington. Try out various materials and techniques such as spray painting, stenciling, stickers, wood block printing, marker pens, fine brush detailing and more. Experiment with lettering styles. Work on both small- and large-scale pieces on plywood. Guest artists will guide us in unique art activities and exercises. Ages 12-17. Limit: 8. FASHION DESIGN INTENSIVE, LEVEL III: Jul. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fashion Show: Fri., 3:30 p.m. Cost: $400/5-day option, Mon.-Fri. $350/4-day option, Tue.-Fri. Location: Davis Studio, 4 Howard St., Burlington. We’ll start out with sketches and illustrations. Learn specialty hand stitches, advanced sewing

techniques and characteristics of various fabrics. Whether you decide to create designer pants, shorts, skirts, shirts or dresses, you will have the stage to show off your work at the Friday fashion show! Ages 13-17. Limit: 8. ADVANCED DRAWING TECHNIQUES: Jul. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception: Fri., 3:30 p.m. Cost: $400/course. Location: Davis Studio, 4 Howard St., Burlington. Focus on perspective, composition and shading techniques. Work with a variety of subjects (still life, nature, cartoons, human form, animals, architecture, etc.). Students will be encouraged to take risks and stretch their abilities while developing their own individual style and creative approach. Ages 12-17. Limit: 8.

empowerment MAKING YOUR KIT BAG WORKSHOP: Apr. 23, 10 a.m.1 p.m. Cost: $15/workshop. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 2447909. A one-day experiential workshop that helps students identify those items, ideas and pieces of information that can support them in times of spiritual crisis. An invaluable adjunct to the spiritual journey and helpful for anyone who works with his or her dreams. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. MIDLIFE TRANSITIONS: LETTING GO & MOVING FORWARD: May 3-17, Tue., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $99/ series. Location: Coaching Center of Vermont, 1 Main St., suite 3, Winooski. Info: Marty Garrett Coaching, 8653213, coachmarty45@yahoo. com, martygarrett.com. This experiential workshop will create a safe space for you to explore the three phases of transition: letting go, being in the void and discovering possibilities. In the company of other women you will find momentum to move forward and clarify new direction.


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FIVE SPICE COOKING LESSONS: Call to schedule lesson time. Location: Burlington, Vermont. Info: Jerry, 864-4175, wjerry412@ comcast.net. Learn dim sum and Asian cooking from the former owner of Five Spice Cafe in Burlington.

THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOAP MAKING: May 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $35/person; senior discount 65+. Limit: 10. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvuhs.org, cvuhs.org/access. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, using herbs, spices, essential oils, plant-based oils, and other natural and nourishing ingredients. Go home with soap to cut and age, plus detailed handout. Bring a quart paperboard milk or soy container as soap mold and old towel to wrap your fresh soap in. Materials included.

intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Three locations to choose from! SHAPES OF MODERN DANCE: Techniques & Practices: Mon., 6:45-8:15 p.m. Cost: $15/$14 w/ class card. Location: Burlington Dances (Chace Mill, top floor), 1 Mill St., 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 8633369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, BurlingtonDances.com. Taught by a series of guest movement artists, this class includes modern, improvisation and choreographic forms, ballet (barre and center adagio), emerging and synthesis forms, the question of multimedia, site specifics, Pilates, somatic awareness, dance notation, and traditional Eastern martial arts. Get experience, come to class at Burlington Dances.




8-9 p.m., very cool Ladies Styling with Shannon & some incredible turning combinations (Condado, Cop & Flair turns!). Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., near Lake Champlain Chocolates, just behind New World Tortilla, Burlington. Info: Sabrina, 5400044, southendstudiovt.com. With all the dance classes offered in Burlington why take lessons from us? “We had a lot of fun learning how to salsa dance at South End Studio. Shannon and David are such beautiful dancers. They really made it easy to learn. Their classes are just great. It’s like a night out, meeting new people, great music, and you realize you’ve learned how to salsa dance, too. Shannon and David are Burlington’s best teachers. Thanks, guys.” Lorraine, salsa lover. DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@ salsalina.com. Salsa classes, nightclub-style. One-onone, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Argentinean Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walkins welcome. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! LEARN TO SWING DANCE Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: lindyvermont.com, 860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER! Cost: $50/4week class. Location: The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757, kevin@firststepdance.com, FirstStepDance.com. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but


JEWELRY: PENDANTS & EARRINGS: May 3-24, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $120/nonmembers, $108/ BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Design and create your own jewelry to wear. In this four-week class, learn to make a set of earrings and a pendant using different silversmith techniques like etching and enameling. Take with Handmade Necklace Chains to make a full eight-week class! Material fees are not included. Limit: 12. PAINTING: PLEIN-AIR: May 11-Jun. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $90/nonmembers, $81/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Info: burlingtoncityarts.com. Come paint outdoors and explore Vermont’s best lake and mountain views! Students will work with composition, color, shadow and lights, and rendering techniques at a new site each week. Some instruction in watercolor painting will be provided. Open to all levels. Please bring your paint/medium of choice. Limit: 12.

INTRODUCTION TO RAW FOODS: May 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $35/person; senior discount 65+. Limit: 16. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvuhs. org, cvuhs.org/access. Learn basic principles and practices of a raw and living food diet, including nutritional foundations, basic tools and techniques, simple sprouting, and additional resources. A savory meal of spring spinach soup, zucchini pasta with marinara sauce, a Mediterranean kale salad, and a fabulous chocolate cake, which is likely the quickest cake you’ll ever make. All raw and delicious!


AYURVEDIC CLEANSE & REJUVENATION WORKSHOP: May 4-18, 5:30-7 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $125/workshop. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 658-9440, vtcyt.com. During this three-week workshop, you will be supported through a seven-day Ayurvedic cleanse. Workshops will explore the fundamentals of Ayurveda, examine how Ayurveda supports optimum health, and help you understand how this medical system applies to you. FUNDAMENTALS OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE: Apr. 30-May 1, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $75/incl. lunch & snacks. Location: 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. Learn the basic principles of the healing science of ancient India, pulse diagnosis and how to treat some common conditions using the healing science of ancient India. Led by Dr. Paul Bacon, DC, director of the Advanced Spine Health and Wellness Center, Portsmouth, N.H. Suitable for CEUs. MINDFUL EATING W/ LISA MASE: Apr. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost: $30/workshop. Location: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, 34 Oak Hill Rd., Williston Village. Info: 872-8898, AyurvedaVermont. com/classes. Harmonized Cookery: In this hands-on workshop you will gain strategies to make time in your life for cooking and savoring meals, learn to hear your body’s signals for nourishment, and explore ways to eat more nutritious, whole foods. Taste creative samples and leave with recipes. Please preregister, 872-8898.

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CONTAINER HERB GARDEN: May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $35/person; senior discount WOMEN BEGINNER WALK/ 65+. Limit: 12. Location: CVU RUN CLASS: Apr. 27-Jul. 13, High School, 10 min. from exit 5:45-7 p.m., Weekly on Wed. 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Cost: $45/series until Apr. 20; access@cvuhs.org, cvuhs.org/ $50 Apr. 21-May 4. Location: access. Create your own beauWilliston Central School 652-4548 tiful and edible container herb recreation path, 195 Central flynnarts@flynncenter.org garden starting from seed. School Dr., Williston. Info: a favorite container, Michele Morris, 598-5625, 1x1-FlynnPerfArts093009.indd 1 9/28/09 3:32:51 Bring PM we will supply soil and seeds, michele@firststridesvermont. SUMMER CAMPS ENROLLING expertise, and fun. Container com, firststridesvermont.com. NOW: Over 30 full-day performsize: window box size, alFirst Strides is a proven, fun, ing arts camps with after though any shape, or even a 12-week program that uses care until 5 p.m. for ages 4-18. handful of smaller containers encouragement and training Location: Flynn Center for the to arrange in your garden. It to improve the fitness, selfPerforming Arts, Burlington. will be filled with soil and waesteem and support network of Drama, moviemaking, radio, tered when you get home. women of all ages and abilities. comedy, hip-hop and jazz Walkers and beginning runners DESIGNING W/ STONE, dance, puppetry, slam poetry, welcome. Registration forms STATUARY & WATER: Apr. musical theater, voice, and available online, at Women’s 23, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $10/ historic improvisation. Themes Source for Sports and Fleet class. Location: Gardener’s for younger kids include spies, Feet. Registration closes May 4. Supply Burlington Store, 128 pirates, royalty, fairy tales, Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: animals, Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems 660-3505, gardenerssup(Pigeon/Knuffle Bunny) books, plystore.com. Learn how to sea monsters (Champ), ballet, WILDERNESS FIRST use these elements effectively world cultures, costumes and RESPONDER: May 25-Jun. to add artistry, create focal history. 3, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: points, and set a style or mood. $800/course. Location: AUDITION WORKSHOP W/ Presenter: Charlotte Albers. The Flashbulb Institute, THEATRICAL DREAM TEAM: Preregistration required. Burlington. Info: The MARK NASH, KATHRYN BLUME WHAT’S NEW FOR 2011 IN Flashbulb Institute, 881-0419, & BILL REED: Ages 11-18; ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, info@theflashbulb.org, theAug. 8-12; noon-4 p.m. Cost: TREES & SHRUBS: Apr. 27, flashbulb.org. The Flashbulb $265/limited scholarships 12-12:45 p.m. Location: Institute is hosting SOLO avail. Location: Flynn Center, Gardener’s Supply Williston Wilderness Medical School Burlington. Spend a week Store, 472 Marshall Ave., to conduct this course. The learning how to nail cold readWilliston. Info: 658-2433. Wilderness First Responder ings, monologues and songs (if Lunch & Learn Educational (WFR) course is the recognized you choose a musical theater Series. Instructed by Denyse industry standard for those track), and how to manage Butler-Ayres. Registration not who work as backcountry trip anxiety and rejection in the therequired. Free. leaders, conservation team atrical world. Good for seniors leaders, camp counselors and embarking on college auditions, outdoor guides. and for anyone planning to audition for a school show. HONORING HERBAL TRADITION 2011 Cost: $850/9 THEATRICAL SCENE a.m.-5 p.m. 1 Sat./mo. for TECHNIQUE W/ BROADWAY SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: 8 mos. Location: Horsetail SCENIC ARTIST DANA Apr. 28-Jun. 16, 4-5 p.m., Herbs, 134 Manley Rd., Milton. HEFFERN: Adults & older Weekly on Thu. Cost: $80/8 Info: Horsetail Herbs, Kelley teens: Sun., May 1, 8, 15, & 1-hr. classes. Location: Perkins Robie, 893-0521, htherbs@ 22, 12-3 p.m. Cost: $175/incl. Fitness Consulting & Personal comcast.net, Horsetailherbs. materials. Location: Lyric Training, 3060 Williston org. Herbal apprenticeship Warehouse, Burlington. Dana Rd., South Burlington. Info: program held on a horse farm. Heffern painted the scenery Stephanie Shohet, 578-9243, Covers herbal therapies; nuyou saw on the Flynn stage this steph@forzavt.com, forzavt. tritional support; diet; detox; year in Spring Awakening and com. Forza is a unique, embody systems; medicine makSpamalot, as well as countless powering, full-body workout, ing; plant identification; tea other Broadway shows. Learn allowing you to burn lots of tasting; plant spirit medicine as she shares techniques and calories, build lean muscles, and animal communication; photos (process shots and and cultivate inner focus wild foods; field trips; iridolfinished products) from these and self-esteem. 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WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wisdom of the Herbs Certification Program begins Apr. 23-24 & runs 1 weekend/ mo. through Nov. We are currently interviewing for this program. Wild Edibles spring/summer term will be held May 8, Jun. 5 & Jul. 10, & summer/fall term will be held Aug. 21, Sep. 18 & Oct. 16. Plan ahead & apply now for VSAC nondegree grant for 2011 programs while funds are plentiful. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, annie@wisdomoftheherbsschool.com, wisdomoftheherbsschool. com. 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.

language ANNOUNCING NEW SPANISH CLASSES: Beginning week of Apr. 18 for 10 weeks. Cost: $160/10 1-hr. classes. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025, spanishparavos@gmail.com, spanishwaterburycenter. com. New spring Spanishclass offerings. Learn from a native speaker in a small-class environment. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Also private instruction and tutoring. We specialize in lessons for young children; they love it! Convenient scheduling. See our website for complete information or contact us for details.

martial arts AIKIDO: Adult introductory classes begin on Tue., May 3, at 6:45 p.m. Join now & receive a 3-mo. membership (unlimited classes) & uniform for $175. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal and Light), Burlington. Info: 951-8900, burlingtonaikido.org. Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and

throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. AIKIDO: Tue.-Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m.; & Sun., 1011:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, vermontaikido.org. Aikido trains body and spirit together, promoting physical flexibility with flowing movement, martial awareness with compassionate connection, respect for others and confidence in oneself. LGBTQ Intro: Wednesday evenings April 20May 11, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $65 fee includes practice uniform. For more info or to register: lgbtqclass@gmail.com. Beginners Intro: Tuesday evenings April 28-May 19, 6-7:30 pm. $65 fee includes practice uniform. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: 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, Julio@bjjusa.com, vermontbjj.com. 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 self-confidence. 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 JiuJitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

massage INTRO TO MASSAGE SCHOOL: Apr. 2, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25/3-hr. class. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage, 187 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Touchstone Healing

Arts, Mark Adams, 6587715, touchvt@gmail.com, touchstonehealingarts.com. Our nine-month training fully prepares individuals for a rewarding career. You can expect personal and professional growth, detailed body sciences, exceptional massage technique and practice. Thirteen years of excellence!

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, burlingtonshambhalactr. org. 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.

movement ZUMBA & BELLY DANCE: Mon. & Fri., 5:45. Location: Burlington Dances, Chace Mill, top floor, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 8633369, info@burlingtondances. com, BurlingtonDances.com. Zumba Fitness Mondays and Belly Dance Fridays with Gail McKenzie Hall! Have some fun! Bring your water bottle for these energetic, rejuvenating dance moves and music from around the world. Let us know you are coming, or simply drop in for a class. Call for details! Upstairs in Chace Mill!

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Silkscreen Printing w/ Natasha Bogar: May 4-25, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $225/course. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com. Students will construct their own silkscreens and design prints using pencil and paper or computers in the HDAC computer lab. Several methods of transferring your design onto the screens will be covered, as well as color mixing and heat setting. The class will work collectively to print the designs.

Usui Reiki: 1st Degree: May 15, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $175/6-hr. class. Location: Vermont Center for Energy Medicine, Hinesburg. Info: Vermont Center for Energy Medicine, Cindy Carse, 985-9580, cindy@energymedicinevt.com, energymedicinevt.com. Learn Reiki, a traditional Japanese healing art that facilitates health and transformation on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Reiki can be supportive of any life path or career. In this class, you will be attuned to Reiki and trained to practice Reiki for yourself, loved ones, plants and animals.

science Jung and the New Science: Apr. 27-May 18, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $60. Location: 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 2447909. Enjoy an intellectual challenge in this course that compares the old and emerging paradigms of science in light of Carl Jung’s theories of the psyche. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

support groups A Mindful Journey through Grief w/ Tisha Shull: Apr. 21-May 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $100/series, self-pay or Medicaid accepted. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: Tisha Shull, 658-9440. “Grieving allows us to heal.” Bereavement groups provide members the opportunity to share their feelings of grief while learning about the mourning process through hearing the

Snake-Style Tai Chi Chuan: 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, iptaichi.org. 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. Yang-Style Tai Chi: Beginner’s class, Wed., 5:306:50 p.m. All levels classes on Sat., 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Cost: $16/class. Location: Vermont Tai Chi Academy & Healing Center, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Turn right into driveway immediately after the railroad tracks. Located in the old Magic Hat Brewery building. Info: 3186238. Tai Chi is a slow-moving martial art that combines deep breathing and graceful movements to produce the valuable effects of relaxation, improved concentration, improved balance, a decrease in blood pressure and ease in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Janet Makaris, instructor.

Classes, Fine Art, Faux Finishes, Murals Maggie Standley 233.7676 wingspanpaintingstudio.com Arts infused, interdisciplinary, inspiring classes, camps and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Visit the classes section at wingspanpaintingstudio.com for more details. Sliding scale available, all abilities welcome. Let your imagination soar!

Summer Camp at wingspan Studio: Jun. 20-Jul. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Weekly on Sun. Cost: $300/1 week, incl. all materials. Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: wingspan Studio, Maggie Standley. Summer: The University of Possibilities Series. Ages: Session I, III, IV, V, 6-13 years. Session II, Teen Week, 13-18 years. I: Creative Adventure, Jun. 20-24. II: Teen Art Exploration, Jun. 27-Jul. 1. III: Art & French, Jul. 11-15. IV: Art & Science, Jul. 18-22. V: Art & Nature Week, Jul. 25-29.

women Women, Food & Spirituality: May 8-Jun. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Weekly on Sun. Cost: $120/incl. book. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 658-9440, vtcyt.com. We will use the book by Geneen Roth, “Women, Food, and God,” along with yoga, journaling and group therapy to develop a deeper understanding of how the way we eat and think about food relates to all that we do. Learn to be more present and aware.

EVOLUTION YOGA: Daily yoga classes for all levels from $5-$14, conveniently located in Burlington. 10-class cards and unlimited memberships available for discounted rates. Mon.-Fri. @ 4:30 p.m., class is only $5!. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 8649642, yoga@evolutionvt.com, evolutionvt.com. Evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginner-advanced. We offer classes in Vinyasa, Anusarainspired, Kripalu, and Iyengar yoga. Babies/kids classes also available! Prepare for birth and strengthen postpartum with pre/postnatal yoga, and check out our thriving massage practice. Participate in our community blog: evolutionvt. com/evoblog. Old School Ashtanga Workshop!: Fri. 6-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.5:30 p.m. Cost: $250/16hr. workshop. Location: Yoga Vermont, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, Burlington. Info: Yoga Vermont, Kathy McNames York, 238-0594, kathy@ yogavermont.com, yogavermont.com. David Swenson and Shelley Washington will be back in Burlington leading an ashtanga yoga extended weekend workshop. 16 hours over three days. CEUs available. Guaranteed to be fun and educational for all. No previous ashtanga experience necessary. Renew your practice, increase your understanding and maybe learn to jump through. Yoga at the Ayurvedic Center: Mon., Tue. & Wed. evenings beginning in Apr. Cost: $14/class drop-in rate, discounted if purchased as a series. Location: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, Williston Village. Info: 8728898, ayurvedavermont. com. The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont is offering three yoga class series this Spring. Kundalini Yoga with Sarab Kaur, Beginner Hatha Yoga with Allison Morse and Ayuryoga (Ayurveda and Yoga) with Scott Marion. See AyurvedaVermont.com/classes for dates, times and more information. Please preregister by calling 872-8898. m

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ALL Wellness Location: 208 Flynn Ave., Studio 3A (across from the antique shops, before Oakledge Park), Burlington. Info: 863-9900, allwellnessvt.com. We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating Pilates, physical



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Clay Classes: May 9-Jun. 25, Weekly on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat. Cost: $195/3hr. adult class. Location: Montpelier Mud, 961 Route 2, Middlesex. Info: Montpelier Mud, 224-7000, info@montpeliermud.com, montpeliermud. com. April showers bring May flowerpots! All levels of experience are welcome with a variety of classes for adults, teens and kids. Try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel, or build by hand for a less speedy pace. Please note our new Saturday time slot!

Introduction to Alchemy: Apr. 28-May 19, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $60/ class. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. Learn how you are living alchemy and discover what transformations lie ahead for you in this experiential workshop derived from Carl Jung’s insights and theories. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

experiences of others. This group will provide education, support, hope and healing for those who are working through feelings of loss and grief. Prescreening required.


Be Very, Very, Afraid: Apr. 22-24. Location: Back Inn Time, St. Albans. Info: 881-1171, vermontspirits@gmail.com, vtspirits.com. Ever want to spend the night in or investigate a real haunted house? Here’s your chance. Stay overnight or just join the Vermont Spirit Detective Agency’s investigation of its favorite haunted inn, where we’ve had many personal experiences and caught evidence on our digital recorders.




Oil Painting w/ Val Hird: May 14-15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $250/course. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com. Do you have nagging questions about oil painting? This workshop will address strategies for color application, color mixing, application techniques, including under-painting, painting in layers, glazing and using oil stick. This will be a practical workshop with lots of information for students at all levels. Demos along with visual aids will clarify the key elements discussed. Please bring your own materials.

therapy, yoga and nutrition. Come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful, caring instructors and light-filled studio. Join us for a free introduction to the reformer, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.: Just call and reserve your spot! Natural Bodies Pilates: For a whole new body. Daily classes & private sessions Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, Chace Mill, top floor, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369, lucille@ naturalbodiespilates.com, NaturalBodiesPilates.com. For a whole new body: daily classes and private sessions. Bring a friend, join the group! Get that fantastic feeling of deep internal strength while feeling relaxed and flexible. Reform your body, move and dance with confidence. Join classes at Natural Bodies Pilates and Burlington Dances, upstairs at Chace Mill.


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A famed drummer and a former poet laureate find common ground B Y M AT T BUSHL OW



“I prefer to think of music more as an ‘incital,’” he says. “Like, maybe you have an insight, or perhaps incite someone to riot or burn the place down.” It’s doubtful that Moses, Pinsky and saxophonist Robert Douglas Gay will incite folks to torch Burlington’s First Unitarian Universalist Society Church when they perform there this Thursday, but there’s a distinct possibility the collaboration will provide listeners with insight about the kinship between poetry and music. Pinsky will read from his new book, Selected Poems, while his partners will improvise an accompaniment. According to Moses, they plan nothing ahead of time. They simply play off each other and see what happens. “The central idea is listening,” writes Pinsky in a recent email. “Good musicians listen to one another, intently. I try to listen to what each musician does, and to the ensemble, and they listen to me. You try to make what you do responsive to what you hear.” “It’s funny even calling this thing a poetry-and-jazz performance,” says Sean

Witters over a cup of hot cider at Mud“Pinsky’s really committed to this dy Waters. Witters is a musician and a idea that poetry is supposed to be heard,” professor of English at the University of Witters says. “Poetry read on the page itVermont. He echoes Moses’ thought as self is radically different from that which he holds forth on what he perceives jazz we experience when we’re in a room and poetry to signify to those who don’t with someone reading it dynamically, follow them regularly. inflecting it, transforming it, stretching “Both jazz and poetry have all these out the lines, compressing the lines. You clichés associated with them as sepa- just feel the poem in a different way.” rate entities,” Witters explains. “That Moses agrees. “To hear the person poetry is an effete and inward-turning who wrote the poem speak it to you is discipline that’s utterly very different than readremoved from the world, ing it from a book,” he says. and that jazz is this very “It’s like a good friend insular, intellectual form talking to you intimately, of music that’s, again, isoexcept they’re incredibly lated from the world.” eloquent. The music just He suggests that comenhances that, I think.” bining the idioms, as PinPinsky and Moses met sky and Moses have, afseveral years ago when fords listeners a chance to Pauline Bilsky, executive see beyond those misperdirector of JazzBoston, RAKALAM BOB MOSES ceptions. asked them to play a benWitters aims to help efit for the organization. audiences do just that, if only for an “Bob and I hit it off at once,” Pinsky evening. He arranged the upcoming gig recalls. “I remember we started trying with the help of Tom Simone, a fellow poems and music together right away.” UVM professor who has nurtured the Moses agrees that the collaboration English department’s Music and Litera- worked from the start. But he observes ture performance series. that Pinsky has grown “more musical” as Witters was researching possible ad- they’ve worked together, that the poet’s ditions to the series and called his old rhythm has become “sympathetic with friend Moses. When he learned Moses the musical content. had been working with Pinsky, he knew “If you didn’t understand a word or it was a perfect match. didn’t speak English, you would like the sound of it,” says Moses of Pinsky’s lyrical cadence. “It almost sounds like a horn player riffing over what we’re doing.” Pinsky actually played sax as a young man. Though he hasn’t performed in front of a crowd for decades, he clearly revels in the interplay onstage with Moses and Gay. “The surprises, the illuminations, the music of it, the feeling of a joy I had in my teens and twenties, the joy of making music with other musicians,” Pinsky says. “That significant pleasure of my youth, something I thought was done with and over, has returned in an unanticipated way. I love that.” 






hough it is tempting to refer to drummer Rakalam Bob Moses’ collaborations with former United States poet laureate Robert Pinsky as “jazz,” Moses would prefer you didn’t. “I don’t call what we’re doing jazz,” Moses says during a recent phone call. “The truth is, most of the jazz I hear now is hardly improvised at all. It’s really more another form of classical music. It’s stuff that’s been learned, memorized and recited.” So how does Moses — whose work with the likes of vibraphonist Gary Burton, guitarist Pat Metheny and vocalist Sheila Jordan could certainly qualify as jazz — define his latest endeavor? He invents his own term.

Left to right: Robert Pinsky, Rakalam Bob Moses and Robert Douglas Gay

Robert Pinsky, Rakalam Bob Moses and Robert Douglas Gay appear at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Church in Burlington as part of UVM’s Music and Literature Series on Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m. Free.


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Sorry about that headline. But with the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival still more than a month away, I’m not quite in mid-season form when it comes to whipping up snappy jazz musings. Though reviewing saxophonist Brian Mccarthy’s nifty new record (see page 63) certainly helped get my jazz juices flowing.

year’s roster. Honestly, it’s hard not to be taken by his enthusiasm, even when — like roughly 95 percent of the people in the room — you are not familiar with half of the artists he’s raving about. Malina’s excitement is infectious. In the coming weeks we’ll dig a little deeper into many of those artists, but, to whet your appetite, here are a few of the acts that immediately stood out for me — beyond

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excellent trio yousay Placate. Always cool to see the locals get some love on the big stage. Tuesday, June 7, will be ladies’ night at the BDJF as two legendary female jazz vocalists, Jay clayton and sheila Jordan, perform a double bill in the intimate environs of the FlynnSpace. Actually, women are exceptionally well represented this year. Other top female acts include vocalist catherine russell — whom the Boston Globe claims “could melt the ice in a bourbon on the rocks,” whatever that means — the

get the idea. ViperHouse gets the band back together at the Waterfront Park Groove Tent on Thursday, June 9. BoneraMa — oh, grow up — and the Joshua Panda Band open. To check out the full slate of shows, and for updates on newly added performers, check out discoverjazz.com.

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the obvious marquee names herBie hancock and Béla Fleck. The fest kicks off on Friday, June 3, on the Flynn MainStage with an all-star revisiting of Miles davis’ seminal 1970 album Bitches Brew called, um, Bitches Brew revisited. The band features ace cornetist GrahaM haynes, livinG colour’s vernon reid on guitar, keyboardist Marco Benevento and dJ loGic, among several other heavy hitters. Opening the show is Montpelier/Montréal-based keyboardist Parker shPer’s

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Last week, I made you promise to take me at my word and plan to attend colin stetson’s performance at the BCA Center on Wednesday, April 20 — aka the day this paper hit newsstands, aka “Duuuuuude!” For those of you who either forgot, had your fingers crossed when you made the promise or didn’t pick up this week’s issue until Thursday, here’s a brief review of that show. Keep in mind, I write this column on Monday, so I haven’t actually seen Stetson play yet and won’t for two more days. This is supremely advanced rock journalism, people. Don’t try this at home. I’ve never seen anything like Colin Stetson (Technically, that’s true.) I admit being somewhat dubious after spending time with his latest solo record, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges. While technically impressive and ultimately fascinating, it’s not exactly an easy listen. On that record, you have to work to appreciate the saxophonist’s often harsh, ambient soundscapes. Not so live. Throughout his incomparable set, my thoroughly blown mind revisited all of the glowing reviews I’d read or heard about his recent South by Southwest performances. For example, NPR’s Bob Boilen, who had this to say: “It took all of about 60 seconds for him to appear possessed by some otherworldly force, complete with bulging veins and the sort of overwhelming sonic


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presence that prompts a thousand whispered queries of, ‘How does he do that?’” Good question. I’m stumped too. But then, even the Boilen couldn’t figure it out: “It’s always amazing to hear a musician do something nearly impossible, but there was Colin Stetson with a huge bass sax, the ability to circularly breath [sic], and his immense sound: No electronics. No effects pedals. Just a man, a reed, and a huge hunk of metal.” True. But his performance was so much more than that. It’s no wonder artists such as BON IVER and TOM WAITS are in love with the guy. He is transcendent. I think I speak for everyone who was there when I say we left changed by the experience. Oh, and SWALE rocked the house, too.


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summer lined up. In addition to appearing at Gathering of the Vibes and FloydFest, the speedwestern progenitors have just announced they’ll be joining songwriter JACKIE GREENE on tour to support their rockin’ new double album, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Catch them at the Monkey House with Bostonbased arena rockers TOWNSHIP this Saturday. While he’s dusting off some old tunes in preparation for the viperHouse reunion, Michael Chorney does have some new material to share via a new combo featuring bassist ROB MORSE and drummer GEZA CARR called CHORNEY, MORSE AND — wait for it — CARR. Chorney, Morse and Carr make up the core of the Hadestown band and will perform tunes Chorney wrote over the winter this Friday at Langdon Street Café. Incidentally, they’ll be opening for Austin’s the BLUE HIT, which features cellist DAVID MOSS, a member of the touring Hadestown band.

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A hearty welcome home to HENRY JAMISON who returns to Vermont from college in Maine with his band, the MILKMAN’S UNION, to open for Brooklyn’s MILAGRES this Friday. (See the spotlight on page 65.)




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Saxophonist Brian McCarthy is a staple of the Burlington jazz scene. He’s been heard lending his considerable chops to myriad local ensembles, including the Ray Vega Quintet and the Grippo Funk Band, as well as holding down the horn section on Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s last solo record, Moss. McCarthy, who teaches at the University of Vermont and Johnson State College, is a highly regarded player, composer and arranger — he’s penned works for jazz titans Kenny Garrett and Mulgrew Miller, among others. But until recently, he’s long been relegated to the smoky shadows of our collective local jazz cabaret. On his quartet’s self-titled, debut full-length, McCarthy snags the spotlight for himself, delivering a sparkling album of original compositions — and one cover — that deserves a prominent place in the record stacks of local jazz aficionados. “Flood Gates” is aptly named, as pianist Tom Cleary opens the record with a torrent of churning chords, accented by drummer Jeff Salisbury’s blooming cymbal splashes. As if caught in the current, McCarthy’s sax winds aimlessly before breaking free from the eddy and skimming atop the band’s swiftly moving surface with graceful, fluttering tones. But Cleary will not be denied. Midway through, the keyboardist takes command and unleashes a raging swell that threatens to swallow the entire composition. Eventually, the waters recede as McCarthy leads the quartet to a peaceful resolution — though not without one last breaking splash from Cleary, who punctuates the tune with a sneaky staccato hit at the finish.

“Unexpected” is a sinewy ballad, framed by Cleary’s smooth, syncopated keystrokes. McCarthy’s cool tenor yawns with steamy, late-night ease, swelling in concert with Cleary. Meanwhile, John Rivers delivers a sly acoustic bass groove that fills the fleeting pauses in Cleary and McCarthy’s bleary-eyed conversation before riffing on his own for a bit at the close. The album’s lone cover is a reworking of Don Raye’s “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” McCarthy’s arrangement is sensitive to the source material but not enslaved to it. Both he and Cleary take playful liberties with the familiar melody in various turns but never completely abandon the song’s lovelorn feel. “Pondering” is a bouncy meditation. The tune breezes along pleasantly enough, but it lacks punch. Despite a mildly compelling flurry near the finish, it feels safe and unrequited. “Undecided” is more adventurous and truly showcases McCarthy’s talents. As a player, his tone is alternately pure and rough hewn, altering the mood at will. As a composer, McCarthy’s sparse, open arrangement leaves room for his talented bandmates to stretch out, while offering just enough of a framework to build upon. It is another highlight in an album full of them. The Brian McCarthy Quartet celebrate their album release this Friday, April 22, at the Marriott Harbor Lounge in Burlington.

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JP's Pub: Dave Harrison's Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. Lift: Salsa Friday with DJ Hector Cobeo (salsa), 9 p.m., Free. Manhattan Pizza & Pub: Spit Jack, Skulls, Wave of the Future (punk), 9 p.m., Free. Monkey House: AM Presents: Milagres, the Milkman's Union (rock), 9 p.m., $5. Nectar's: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Dub is a Weapon, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (reggae), 9 p.m., $5. On Tap Bar & Grill: Mitch & Friends (acoustic), 5 p.m., Free. Raptor (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Parima Acoustic Lounge: Aaron Flinn (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., $5. Parima Main Stage: Seny Daffe & Wontanara (West African groove), 7 p.m., $3. Cumbiagra (cumbia), 10:30 p.m., $5. Park Place Tavern: Big Boots Deville (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. Radio Bean: Dar Stellabotta (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Megan Jean & the KFB (Americana), 10 p.m., Free. Rasputin's: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3. Red Square: Kyle the Rider (country), 6 p.m., Free. Lovewhip (funk), 9 p.m., $5. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $5. Red Square Blue Room: DJ Stavros (house), 10 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. The Skinny Pancake: Katie Trautz & the Tall Boys, Jackson Emmer (folk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.


Charlie O's: Amadis (metal), 10 p.m., Free. Green Mountain Tavern: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. Langdon Street Café: Chorney, Morse & Carr (jazz), 8 p.m., Donations. The Blue Hit (folk, avant garde), 9 p.m., Donations. Purple Moon Pub: James McSheffrey (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., Free.

Tupelo Music Hall: Bow Thayer & Holy Plow with jamie masefield, Doug Perkins and Tyler Bolles (Americana), 8 p.m., $20.

51 Main: Two-Tone Deceiver (rock), 9 p.m., Free. City Limits: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. The Hitmen (rock), 9 p.m., Free. On the Rise Bakery: Patti Casey and Susannah Blachly (folk), 8 p.m., Donations. Two Brothers Tavern: 3 Sheets 2 the Wind (rock), 10 p.m., $3.


Bee's Knees: Freddy & the Weeds (newgrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The Hub Pizzeria & Pub: Conscious Roots (reggae), 9:30 p.m., Free. Moog's: Sam Solo (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. Rimrocks Mountain Tavern: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


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1/2 Lounge: Tiffany Pfeiffer (neo-soul), 7 p.m., Free. SinOrgy DJs: T-Watt, R2 & QDO (house), 10 p.m., Free. American Legion: Open Mic, 6 p.m., Free.

Parima Main Stage: Flat Top Trio (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., $3. The Blue Hit, Greg Alexander (folk, avant garde), 9:30 p.m., $5.

Red Square: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Myra Flynn's Guest List (neo-soul), 6 p.m., Free. Musaic (rock), 9 p.m., $5. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $5.

1/2 Lounge: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, Moonflower & Friends (house), 7 p.m., Free. Club Metronome: Black to the Future (urban jamz), 10 p.m., Free.

Rí Rá Irish Pub: The X-Rays (rock), 10 p.m., Free. The Skinny Pancake: Project Organ Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

Higher Ground Ballroom: Sam Adams, Jeremy Greene, Vonnegutt (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $20/23. AA.

Venue: Goldrush (country), 8:30 p.m., $3.

Higher Ground Showcase Lounge: Zach Deputy (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA.


Monkey House: AM Presents: Porches, Rival Tribes (indie), 9 p.m., $5. 18+.

Charlie O's: Megan Jean & the KFB (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

Nectar's: Mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free.

Langdon Street Café: Scrag Mountain Music (classical), 7 p.m., Donations. Stephanie Nilles with Sara Grace (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Donations. Cumbiagra (cumbia), 10 p.m., Donations.

Radio Bean: Old Time Sessions (old-time), 1 p.m., Free. Trio Gusto (gypsy jazz), 5 p.m., Free. Randal Pants (jazz), 5 p.m., Free.

Positive Pie 2: Mr. Yee, Tank (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., $4. 18+.


Purple Moon Pub: McBride Lussen (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free.

Ye Olde England Inne: Corey Beard, Dan Liptak and Dan Haley (jazz), 11:30 a.m., Free.

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room: One Way Out (rock), 10 p.m., Free.


Tupelo Music Hall: Colin Hay (pop), 8 p.m., $35.

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1/2 Lounge: Half-FRO Beat Mondays with DJ Brian-eye (world music), 9 p.m., Free.

51 Main: Charter House Fundraiser, 6 p.m., Free. Bar Antidote: Hot Neon Magic (’80s New Wave), 9:30 p.m., $3.

Club Metronome: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.

On the Rise Bakery: The Real Deal (r&b), 8 p.m., Donations.

Franny O's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

Two Brothers Tavern: The Horse Traders (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

Higher Ground Showcase Lounge: Ryan Montbleau Band, Dwight & Nicole (soul), 8:30 p.m., $14/16. AA.

burlington area

Rasputin's: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

Backstage Pub: Groove Thing (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

Higher Ground Ballroom: Sam Adams, Jeremy Greene, Vonnegutt (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $20/23. AA.


Radio Bean: Dev Jana (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. The Midway (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

City Limits: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

The Green Room: Bonjour-Hi! presents 2K Deep (house), 10 p.m., Free.

Tabu Café & Nightclub: All Night Dance Party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., Free.

Monkey House: Lord Silky, Vaporizer, Let the Night Roar, Death Beds (hardcore), 9 p.m., $5. Nectar's: Metal Mondays with Nefarious Frenzy, Musical Manslaughter, Boil the Whore (metal), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. On Tap Bar & Grill: Comedy Open Mic, 5:30 p.m., Free. Open Mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free. Radio Bean: Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free.


Red Square: Industry Night with Robbie J (hiphop), 8 p.m., Free. Hype ’Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

Bee's Knees: Steve Hartmann (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern: Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free.

The Hub Pizzeria & Pub: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

Ruben James: Why Not Monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

Moog's: Big John (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free.

JP's Pub: Dave Harrison's Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.

Parker Pie Co.: Session Americana with Kris Delmhorst (Americana), 8 p.m., Free.

Monkey House: Waylon Speed, Township (speedwestern, rock), 9 p.m., $7.

Rimrocks Mountain Tavern: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

Nectar's: Justin Levinson Songwriters Circle (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., Free. Dopapod, Cyborg Trio, DJ Oh-J Freshhh (groove), 9 p.m., $7/10.



burlington area

1/2 Lounge: Corey Gottfried (spoken word), 7 p.m., Free. Rewind with DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free.

Monopole: House on a Spring (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

On Tap Bar & Grill: Agent 99 (rock), 9 p.m., Free.


courtesy of Brent Harrewyn


The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room: DJ Slim Pknz All Request Dance Party (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

The Who? Who the hell are

Chamberlin? In short, they’re the biggest

local band no one in Vermont has ever heard of. Following a stint opening for VT’s resident rock stars Grace Potter and the Nocturnals last fall, they released a


well-received debut album, Bitter Blood, then hit the road with up-and-coming indie-darlings Or, the Whale. This summer, Chamberlin will rock big-deal events such as the Wakarusa Festival in Arkansas with My Morning Jacket and Sharon Jones. So much for paying your dues, eh? The band 64 music

plays a rare hometown show at the Higher fri.22 // Chamberlin [rock]

Ground Showcase Lounge this Friday, April 22, with Maryse Smith and Aunt Martha.

VENUES.411 MILAGRES as little more than

the latest group of scruffy, synth-playin’ Brooklynites to catch the fickle fancy of the hipster set. Don’t. On their new album, Seven Summits, the recent Kill Rock Stars signees further their new label’s legacy for unearthing artistically progressive bands, delivering smartly crafted, hyperliterate — and yeah, a little synthy — pop tunes that are simultaneously soothing and challenging. They’ll play the Monkey House in Winooski this Friday, April 22, with VT expats the MILKMAN’S UNION.


CLUB METRONOME: Bass Culture with DJs Jahson & Nickel B (electronica), 9 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Easy Star All-Stars, Cas Haley, the Move It Move It (reggae), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. AA.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Beats Antique, Marley Carroll, the Orator (live electronica), 8:30 p.m., $13/15. AA. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Greensky Bluegrass (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., $10/12. AA.

LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Juliet McVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Speakin' Easy (spoken word), 7 p.m., Free. The Cheddar Band, Phineas Gage (acoustic), 9 p.m., $5. 18+.

LIFT: DJs P-Wyld & Jazzy Janet (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

MONTY'S OLD BRICK TAVERN: Open Mic, 6 p.m., Free. NECTAR'S: Mike Wheeler and Andrew Stearns Duo (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. The Amida Bourbon Project, Phil Yates and the Affiliates (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free.

RED SQUARE: Upsetta International with Super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


CHARLIE O'S: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Geek Week: Rory Raven (mentalist), 8 p.m., Donations.

MONKEY HOUSE: Beat Vision with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1. NECTAR'S: Funkwagon, Lynguistic Civilians (funk), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Pine Street Jazz, 7 p.m., Free. PARIMA ACOUSTIC LOUNGE: The Newest Secret with DJ Gunner & DJ Siduktiv (eclectic DJs), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Carol Ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.


KISMET: Comedy Night: Kathleen Kanz, Umberto Garofano, Carmen Lagala, Pat Lynch (standup), 7:30 p.m., $5.

TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Wishbone Ash (rock), 8 p.m., $30.

LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Geek Week: Game Night, 7 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

champlain valley

51 MAIN: The One Eyed Jacks (rock), 6 p.m., Free. Quizz Night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

BEE'S KNEES: James McSheffrey (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


burlington area

FRANNY O'S: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free.


BEE'S KNEES: Faerie God Brothers (dream folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MOOG'S: The Ramblers (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free.


MONOPOLE: Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free. 


ARVAD’S GRILL & PUB, 3 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-8973. BIG PICTURE THEATER & CAFÉ, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994. THE CENTER BAKERY & CAFE, 2007 Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, 244-7500. CHARLIE O’S, 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820. CJ’S AT THAN WHEELERS, 6 S. Main St., White River Jct., 280-1810. GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN, 10 Keith Ave., Barre, 522-2935. GUSTO’S, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. HEN OF THE WOOD AT THE GRIST MILL, 92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7300. HOSTEL TEVERE, 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222. KISMET, 52 State St. 223-8646.


BEE’S KNEES, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 888-7889. THE BLUE ACORN, 84 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-0699. THE BREWSKI, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. CHOW! BELLA, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. CLAIRE’S RESTAURANT & BAR, 41 Main St., Hardwick, 472-7053. THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB, 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 635-7626. THE LITTLE CABARET, 34 Main St., Derby, 293-9000. MATTERHORN, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. MUSIC BOX, 147 Creek Rd., Craftsbury, 586-7533. OVERTIME SALOON, 38 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-0357. PARKER PIE CO., 161 County Rd., West Glover, 525-3366. PHAT KATS TAVERN, 101 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-3064. PIECASSO, 899 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4411. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN, 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9593. ROADSIDE TAVERN, 216 Rt. 7, Milton, 660-8274. RUSTY NAIL BAR & GRILLE, 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245. THE SHED RESTAURANT & BREWERY, 1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4765. SHOOTERS SALOON, 30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777. SNOW SHOE LODGE & PUB, 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456. SWEET CRUNCH BAKESHOP, 246 Main St., Hyde Park, 888-4887. TAMARACK GRILL AT BURKE MOUNTAIN, 223 Shelburne Lodge Rd., E. Burke, 626-7394. WATERSHED TAVERN, 31 Center St., Brandon, 247-0100. YE OLDE ENGLAND INNE, 443 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-5320.


GILLIGAN’S GETAWAY, 7160 State Rt. 9, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-8050. MONOPOLE, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222. NAKED TURTLE, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200. OLIVE RIDLEY’S, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-324-2200. TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-0666.


1/2 LOUNGE: Steve Hartmann (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 9 p.m.

ON THE RISE BAKERY: Open Bluegrass Session, 8 p.m., Free.

51 MAIN, 51 Main St., Middlebury, 388-8209. BAR ANTIDOTE, 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555. BRICK BOX, 30 Center St., Rutland, 775-0570. THE BRISTOL BAKERY, 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280. CAROL’S HUNGRY MIND CAFÉ, 24 Merchant’s Row, Middlebury, 388-0101. CITY LIMITS, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. CLEM’S CAFÉ 101 Merchant’s Row, Rutland, 775-3337. DAN’S PLACE, 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774. THE FARMERS DINER, 99 Maple St., Middlebury, 458-0455. GOOD TIMES CAFÉ, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444. ON THE RISE BAKERY, 44 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-7787. SOUTH STATION RESAURANT, 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-1730. STARRY NIGHT CAFÉ, 5371 Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002.



CITY LIMITS: Karaoke with Let It Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.



SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

1/2 LOUNGE, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-0012. 242 MAIN St., Burlington, 862-2244. AMERICAN FLATBREAD, 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 861-2999. AUGUST FIRST, 149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 540-0060. BACKSTAGE PUB, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494. BANANA WINDS CAFÉ & PUB, 1 Market Pl., Essex Jct., 879-0752. THE BLOCK GALLERY, 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, 373-5150. BLUEBIRD TAVERN, 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 428-4696. BREAKWATER CAFÉ, 1 King St., Burlington, 658-6276. BRENNAN’S PUB & BISTRO, UVM Davis Center, 590 Main St., Burlington, 656-1204. CITY SPORTS GRILLE, 215 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 655-2720. CLUB METRONOME, 188 Main St., Burlington, 865-4563. FRANNY O’S, 733 Queen City Park Rd., Burlington, 863-2909. THE GREEN ROOM, 86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-9669. HALVORSON’S UPSTREET CAFÉ, 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278. HARBOR LOUNGE AT COURTYARD MARRIOTT, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, 864-4700. HIGHER GROUND, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 652-0777. JP’S PUB, 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ, 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759. LIFT, 165 Church St., Burlington, 660-2088. THE LIVING ROOM, 794 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB, 167 Main St., Burlington, 864-6776. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, 854-4700. MIGUEL’S ON MAIN, 30 Main St., Burlington, 658-9000. MONKEY HOUSE, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563. MONTY’S OLD BRICK TAVERN, 7921 Williston Rd., Williston, 316-4262. MUDDY WATERS, 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466. NECTAR’S, 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771. NEW MOON CAFÉ, 150 Cherry St., Burlington, 383-1505. O’BRIEN’S IRISH PUB, 348 Main St., Winooski, 338-4678. ODD FELLOWS HALL, 1416 North Ave., Burlington, 862-3209. ON TAP BAR & GRILL, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309. PARIMA, 185 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-7917. PARK PLACE TAVERN, 38 Park St., Essex Jct. 878-3015. RADIO BEAN, 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346. RASPUTIN’S, 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324. RED SQUARE, 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909. REGULAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, 84 Weaver St., Winooski, 655-9899. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB, 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401. ROZZI’S LAKESHORE TAVERN, 1022 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342. RUBEN JAMES, 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744. THE SCUFFER STEAK & ALE HOUSE, 148 Church St., Burlington, 864-9451. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON, 2545 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-5009. THE SKINNY PANCAKE, 60 Lake St., Burlington, 540-0188. VENUE, 127 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 310-4067. THE VERMONT PUB & BREWERY, 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500.

L.A.C.E., 159 N. Main St., Barre, 476-4276. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-8667. LOCAL FOLK SMOKEHOUSE, 9 Rt. 7, Waitsfield, 4965623. MAIN STREET GRILL & BAR, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. MULLIGAN'S IRISH PUB, 9 Maple Ave., Barre, 479-5545. NUTTY STEPH’S, 961C Rt. 2, Middlesex, 229-2090. PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. POSITIVE PIE 2, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453. PURPLE MOON PUB, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM, 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN, 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 583-2202. SOUTH STATION RESTAURANT, 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-1736. TUPELO MUSIC HALL, 188 S. Main St., White River Jct., 698-8341.


RADIO BEAN: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk Sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.


Peak-a-Boo You might be inclined to dismiss




Red, Not Dead Julia Baum, Green + Blue Gallery

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n 2007, media outlets the world over reported that redheads were going extinct, stating that by 2060, the flame-haired among us could cease to exist. While this theory was later debunked for its bad science and questionable research ethics, the claim sparked the interest of photographer Julia Baum. The only red-haired person in her family, Baum set out to capture this tiny population (less than 2 percent of the world’s people) and create an archive of sorts for future generations on the off chance that those spurious predictions were right. The result is an ongoing photographic project called “A Rare Breed.” Selected images are currently on display at Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe. Baum, 28, began her redhead portrait series two-and-a-half years ago. Since then, the Brooklyn-based photographer has made close to 40 portraits of this “special breed.” The project started as an examination of the hair itself, but has since evolved into something much deeper, she explains. “Being a redhead affects who you are and where you see yourself in the world. Maybe it pushes people to be more extraordinary,” Baum suggests. Red hair, a recessive trait, is a genetic mutation of the MC1R protein. Accordingly, having red hair makes you a curiosity, by turns an object of ridicule and desire.

It also means you will be stereotyped — redheaded women are seen as vixenish or witchlike; redheaded men are considered weak. Marion Roach writes in her book The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair, “That redheads are untrustworthy, fiery, unstable, hottempered, highly sexed, rare creatures is what passes for common knowledge today.”


At Seven Days, three staff members can boast (natural) red hair. Another was born a redhead, and though his hair is dusty auburn now, his beard remains a deep russet. We thought it appropriate to send two of those carrot-tops — music editor Dan Bolles and myself — to see Baum’s exhibit and examine it from a redhead’s perspective. While the reviews that follow are subjective, we promise them to be neither untrustworthy reportage nor highly sexed opinion.




have always considered it a special thing to have red hair. Until my brother came along eight years after me, I was the sole redhead in my family. When I was a child, adults would fawn over me and ask where my hair came from. During my primary-school years, I endured some teasing about my fiery locks, but the barbs hardly made an impact. I loved being a redhead. Pippi Longstocking and Anne of Green Gables were my red-haired heroes. They were whip-smart, obstinate girls who could always talk their way out of trouble. I strived to emulate them. The older I got, the more I realized how differently redheads are often treated. No one would deign to ask anyone but a redhead such a prurient and tacky question as “Does the carpet match the drapes?” (The answer is always “yes,” so stop asking.) Still, that is part of the redhead identity — being an anomaly, both genetically and aesthetically. It is through that prism that I viewed Baum’s exhibit. A small, corridor-like room at the newly renovated gallery holds 11 photo portraits of redheads in white frames. Most subjects are your standard ginger — pale skin, light eyes, freckles. All are set against a white background, though none is lit from the same angle. Baum explains in a telephone interview that she shot all her subjects outside in natural light, then inserted the neutral background in postproduction. The reason for the effect is obvious: The hair color pops against the white. There are doe-eyed Bianca, elfin January, frizz-haired Colby and rumpled Kevin, all staring out at us, asking us to take in more than what’s atop their heads. And I do. I see how

much makeup the women wear to avoid looking spectral. I see the attitude that having red hair has allowed, or even forced, some of the subjects to adopt. And I see the quirkiness that is bred from difference. I may even smell some SPF 50. In truth, the exhibit makes me feel jealous. I don’t have many freckles, and my hair, once a brilliant ruby hue, is now somewhere between golden red and strawberry blonde. Each of Baum’s subjects seems more authentically redheaded than I. Indeed, the portraits make me feel a bit wistful, especially that of young Claire, who, but for the freckle clusters littering her face, could have been me 25 years ago. For non-redheads, Baum’s project is likely to be intriguing, if not slightly unsettling, given society’s often complicated relationship with red hair. For redheads, or rather for myself, her work celebrates how diverse and beautiful I know our tribe of gingers to be. And it reminds me just how much I want to remain a part of it. L AU R EN O B ER


rowing up, being a redhead was simply something I tolerated. I learned to brush off the occasional schoolyard taunt. I would humor little old ladies who fawned over my ruddy tresses at church, while I, in turn, morbidly marveled at their azure coifs. In high school, I’d allow my pretty friend Emily to compare her dye job to my natural locks. (OK, I kinda enjoyed that last one.) I never considered the color of my hair to be a defining quality, even though most people around me did. If only Robert Redford’s rubicund mop hadn’t faded to a sandy auburn by the time he filmed The Natural, perhaps I’d have found the strong, red-haired role model I needed. (My other options: Archie, Ron Howard and the Hamburglar. Ginga, please.) As I’ve grown older, I’ve embraced the aesthetic quality that sets me apart from 99 percent of the world’s population. I don’t mind that strangers address me as “Red.” I get a kick out of being stopped on the street by someone taken with my color. And, yes, that happens. I even helped found

art shows


CALL TO LOCAL ARTISTS: The Firefly Collective, a new art space, is currently seeking Vermont artists’ works to feature in our downtown Burlington gallery. Info, thefireflycollective@gmail. com, 660-0754. Champlain Valley PhotoSlam: If you live in the Lake Champlain Valley and love making photos, this is the event for you. Submission deadline: May 2. Info, darkroomgallery.com/ex15/?sid=4. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: A fine-art festival that caters to Vermont artists! Jeffersonville, Saturday, August 13. Deadline: May 31. Info, artsfestvt.com. HERITAGE SHOW: Bring us your artwork April 25 through May 7 to be included in our Heritage Show during the months of May, June and July. Info, info@ artistsmediums.com. MONTPELIER CITY HALL PLAZA: Montpelier Alive seeks proposals for works of art for the front of Montpelier City Hall this summer. $800 honorarium awarded. Info, montpelieralive.org. Open Studio Weekend space: Show your artwork at the River Arts Center in Morrisville on May 28 and 29 for Open Studio Weekend. Info, riverartsvt.org, 888-1261.  PHONE-O-GRAPHIC ARTS: You’ve got your phone with you always, while you may forget your camera at home. Show us the photos you make with your phone. Info, darkroomgallery.com/ex16. STUDIO PLACE ARTS: Hit the road for two summer art exhibits at SPA: “Lost in Traffic” (Main Floor Gallery) and “Postcards & Memories” (upstairs). Exhibit dates: June 14 through July 30.

Deadline for entries: May 6. Info, studioplacearts.com or 479-7069.


TASTE OF STOWE ARTS FESTIVAL: Sell your artwork at our summer festival, the Taste of Stowe, July 29, 30 and 31. Get on board! You will contact fans, create new collectors and connections, and increase your artist links.  Deadline for applications: May 20. Info, helenday.com.

Senior Seminar Exhibit: Part 1: “Prologue,” student work by Lynne Bond, Maggie Craig, Jessa Gilbert, Brittany Hall-Potvin, Jasmine Parsia, Ben Weis, Kate Worley and Ashley Anne Veselis. Through April 22 at Colburn Gallery in Burlington. Reception: Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 656-2014.

talks & events Carol Boucher: The artist talks about her work and gives an oil pastel demonstration, in the Kolvoord Community Room. Wednesday, April 20, 7-9 p.m., Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Info, 878-6955. Craig Colorusso: “Sun Boxes,” a solar-powered sound installation that comprises 20 independently operating speakers, on the Davis Center Oval, the UVM Green and the Bailey-Howe Quad, weather permitting. Wednesday through Friday, April 20-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UVM, Burlington. Info, 656-2060. 'Montpelier Art Walk: POETRY Alive!': A self-guided tour of downtown shops, galleries and other venues displaying artwork, hosting receptions and featuring poetry events. Friday, April 22, 4-8 p.m. Various downtown locations, Montpelier. Info, 223-9604. Art History Symposium: Students present their research on topics such as "The Origin and Development of the Mughal Floral Motif" and "Mending the Strife Between Earth and World: A Heideggerian Reading of Central Indian Painting." Monday, April 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Williams Hall, UVM, Burlington. Info, 656-2014.

ongoing burlington area

'A True Story': Documentary photography by local and international artists. Through April 29 at Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction. Info, 777-3686. Alison Goodwin: "Returning Home," charcoal drawings and paintings. Through May 30 at SEABA Center in Burlington. Info, 859-9222.

Ashleigh LaRose: "Four Days in Texas," photographs by the LeZot Camera and Designhaus intern. Through April 30 at Designhaus in Burlington. Info, 310-5019.

‘April Artists’: Paintings and poems by Cora Brooks, and pastels by Cindy Griffith, Anne Unangst and Marcia Hill. Through April 30 at The Drawing Board in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 4-6 p.m. Info, 223-2902. Eve Jacobs-Carnahan: Knitted sculpture by the Vermont fiber artist. Through May 7 at The Knitting Studio in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 4-7 p.m. Info, 229-2444. Glen Hutcheson: “Other Hand Drawings, With Color,” figure studies the artist did with his left hand. Through May 31 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 5-7 p.m. Info, artwhirled23@yahoo. com. ‘Human = Landscape: Aesthetics of a CarbonConstrained Future’: A selection from the 2009 exhibit created by Burlington City Arts, including Nancy Dwyer and Caroline Byrne’s furniture made from Styrofoam packing materials, and R. Elliot Katz’s cast plaster oil industry portraits. April 22 through June 18 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

Ava & Zoe Bishop: ".Scrap.," reassimilated fabric scraps from sewing projects past, by Ava; "The Silent Canoe," oil paintings by Zoe. Through April 28 at Flynndog in Burlington. Info, 363-4746. 'Beyond the Text: Artists' Books From the Collection of Robert J. Ruben': A decades-long collection of accordion, box, pop-up and tunnel books, as well as scrolls. They're made of paper, wood, plastic, and even lead and glass. Through May 31 at Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-1493. Bill McDowell: "Ashes in the Night Sky," black-and-white images reminiscent of stars, which are actually photographs of the artist's father's cremated ashes. Through June 18 at BCA Center in Burlington. Info, 865-7166. Bruce Pendelton: "Positive Images," photographs that demonstrate things that we may take for granted. Curated by SEABA.

Lienne Bick: “Colorful Reflections,” paintings. 5-7 p.m. at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 5-7 p.m. Lois Eby: “Momentary Dance,” paintings by the Vermont artist. 4-7 p.m. at Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 4-7 p.m. Rachel Laundon: Threedimensional artwork made from wood, metal, paint and found objects. Through April 30 at The Cheshire Cat in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, April 22, 4-6 p.m. Info, 223-1981. 'The Second to Last Supper Exhibition': Work by a variety of artists interpreting a paint-bynumber version of "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. Through April 30 at Red Square and 1/2 Lounge in Burlington. The opening features live music, food and a variety of Last Supper-oriented performances and activities. Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.-midnight, 1/2 Lounge, Burlington. Info, 310-3211. 'Earth Clay: Potters' Ode to Spring': A multigenerational pottery show. April 23 through 30 at Block Gallery in Winooski. Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2-4 p.m. Info, 373-5150. Angela Talbert & Justine Waggett: The artists’ BFA exhibit. April 25 through 30 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Reception: Sunday, April 24, 3-5 p.m. Info, 635-1469.

Through May 30 at Speeder & Earl's (Pine Street) in Burlington. Info, 793-8482. Carol MacDonald & Erik Rehman: "Transcendence: Mooring the Storm," artwork inspired by interviews with survivors of sexual violence created publicly in the front window of the gallery throughout the month. Through April 29 at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Info, 863-6458. 'Dreams': Paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography by more than 25 local artists. Through April 27 at Artists' Mediums in Williston. Info, 879-1236. Early Spring Show: Hand-painted floorcloths by Alyson Chase; "om-inducing" paintings by Lauren Brownell; photographs by Heidi Pfau; and photographs from Tibet by Sharie Elrich. Through April 30 at Candles & Creations in Burlington. Info, 660-8021. burlington-area art shows

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“A Rare Breed,” photographic portraits of redheads by Julia Baum. Green + Blue Gallery, Stowe. Through May 8.


Amy Cloud: Chicken-themed folk art by the Vermont artist. Through April 30 at August First in Burlington. Info, 442-9248.

Catherine Altice: “Threadbare,” the artist’s MFA exhibit. Through April 23 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Reception: Thursday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. Info, 635-1469.

Reception: Live music by Mihali Savoulidis. Friday, April 22, 5-8 p.m. Info, 775-0356.


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a rock band, the Ginger Snaps, whose sole requirement for membership was to carry the MC1R gene. By the way, wouldn’t MC One-R be a great name for a redheaded rapper? What is striking about Baum’s project, and even more pronounced in the additional portraits on her blog, is that you can see a similar evolution of ginger identity in the faces of her subjects. Cherub-like infant Erin projects wideeyed innocence — perhaps because she has no idea what she’s in for. Claudia exudes impish, preteen charm, while the precocious Johanna glowers with steely but inquisitive “tween” ’tude. Ben boasts a mischievous snarl below his schoolboy crew cut. Teenaged Joseph defiantly stares down the camera. Granted, those qualities are not unique to ginger kids. Most teens are defiant, right? But among Baum’s older subjects, the effects of growing up red come more clearly into focus and, in many cases, hold true to stereotypes — for example, about our fiery temperament. I wouldn’t cross a testy Leslie, the sassy iO, or the severe, inked-up Marisa. That goes double for the last, given redheads’ notoriously low tolerance for pain. Clearly, Marisa is a badass. Several of Baum’s female subjects radiate a steamy, raw sensuality that lends some credence to Marion Roach’s thesis regarding the visceral allure of red hair — at least where women are concerned. A few of Baum’s male subjects fortify the notion of the redheaded man as a nebbish milquetoast, perhaps battered into submission by a lifetime of teasing — or avoiding sunlight. Others, thankfully, boast a more robust, Redford-esque appeal. Still others legitimize the lighter, devilish perception of redheads. Nick could be Conan O’Brien’s mustachioed cousin, while Drew’s spherical ’fro rivals that of the Roots’ ?uestlove. Baum’s project is more than an exposition of pale skin, freckles and wild hair. For redheads, the singularity that sets us apart also binds us together, not merely in appearance but in shared life experiences. As Baum shows us, that makes redheads a very rare breed, indeed.

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eter Thomashow fishes through a box of Styrofoam peanuts for the various components of his “Origin of Life” sculpture. One by one, he pulls out glass beakers and test tubes, filled with “molecules” constructed of brightly colored wooden balls, and lays them on the carpet. He pauses for a second, and a smile spreads over his face. “This is good,” he says, “because we’re sitting on the floor on a Saturday morning.” Most of a recent visit to Thomashow’s central Vermont studio is spent this way: sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing with toys. Around lunchtime, he offers homebaked English-muffin pizzas, and he sends his visitor home with her very own batteryoperated, blinking-light art toy. It’s not your typical visit with a psychiatrist. Thomashow, 57, is an artist, too — and a musician (he plays guitar and sings in a band); a collector (everything from magnets to turn-of-the-century factory workers’ badges); and a teacher (he’s on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School). His art is a convergence of all these things. “Art and science,” he says. “I see them as identical modes of inquiry.” For the last six years, Thomashow has been collecting antique toys, which he arranges in shadow boxes and cabinets and assembles to make what he calls “Toys From a Parallel Universe.” Earlier this month at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction, he unveiled his “Rotating Optical Toy Experiment,” a series of deconstructed tops, wagon wheels and pull toys rigged up on chemistry stands and powered with electricity. When he hits a button on a toy, its colorful discs begin to spin, each at a different speed. The viewer’s role is to stare at any one of them and “lose yourself,” Thomashow writes in the accompanying text. “Float, flicker, concentrate and maybe find yourself in that moment of the half-awake, halfasleep; that primary process of discovery.” Thomashow’s work is deeply personal. He calls his collective artistic endeavors the Wolfson Memorial Laboratory of Colour after his grandmother, who immigrated to the U.S. from Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution. The “Origin of Life” piece, which he exhibited last year at a Brooklyn gallery, was inspired by a well-known experiment in 1953 — the year Thomashow was born — in which an electrical charge was passed through an array of tubes filled with what scientists believed to be the components of the Earth’s early atmosphere. The purpose was to demonstrate how life began. Thomashow re-

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creating a world and stopping time. Peter Thomashow created the experiment as an undergrad at Hampshire College. As a boy, he collected magnets, then fluorescent and phosphorescent rocks. Later, he hunted down antique radios, which he fixed up and painted. Thomashow spent 10 years collecting valuable antique scientific instruments and then sold them, all at once, several years ago. “I thought I’d take that collection to the grave with me,” he says, but he had to put three kids through college somehow. When it comes to his toys, though, Thomashow isn’t concerned with the rarity or value of the objects. He’s interested in their color and how they can be arranged to evoke a feeling of discovery. “It’s about creating a world and stopping time,” he says. In his studio, he picks up a miniature bowling pin from one of his cabinets and rolls it around in the palm of his hand, admiring the bright-red patina as if for the first time. He opens the door to another cabinet to reveal a tray containing hundreds of rainbow-colored wooden pegs slightly bigger than toothpicks. They look edible. “Exactly,” says Thomashow. “The candy store.” When Thomashow was growing up in Long Island, his grandfather owned a candy store in Brooklyn. “The toy area wasn’t well lit, and there were lots of shelves that went

straight up to the ceiling,” he writes in text accompanying his work, “so you needed a rolling ladder to see what was up there; candy, toys and the endless tunnel leading up to more discoveries.” Thomashow knows when a piece is finished because it makes him feel the way he did at the candy store, peering over the ladder into treasure unknown. “This is not a cabinet of curiosites ... It’s not just a place to put stuff, and it’s not for posterity. It’s an experiment,” he says. “This is my life’s work. This is who I am.” The visit wraps up on the floor again. This time in the bathroom, the only place dark enough for Thomashow’s final showand-tell. He has lugged in two heavy boxes of fluorescent and phosphorescent rocks from a zinc mine in New Jersey he used to visit with his father. He plans someday to incorporate these rocks into a cabinet. Thomashow offers a pair of safety glasses and closes the

door before flipping on a UV light. Under it, the rocks look like a disco from outer space. Each has a different mineral pattern — some camouflage-like, some with bold stripes and shapes — that glows in red, yellow, green and blue, just like the toys in Thomashow’s cabinets. It’s a moment of discovery, even for Thomashow, who has seen them glow before. When he flashes that UV light — as when he switches on the rotating toy or slides open a cabinet drawer he’s forgotten — he seems to gaze into a sliver of childhood. “The challenge is to keep it alive,” he says. m

“Rotating Optical Toy Experiment” by Peter Thomashow, Main Street Museum, White River Junction. Through April 30. mainstreetmuseum.org

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'Facebook First 50': Work by the first 50 artists to respond to the gallery's live call on the social networking site. Through April 30 at Art's Alive Gallery in Burlington. Info, 864-1557. 'Furry, Finned and Feathered: eight artists, numerous creatures': Paintings and photographs inspired by the animal world by Annelein Beukenkamp, Richard Brown, Janet Fredericks, Lynn Rupe, Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Sarah-Lee Terrat, Polly Thompson and Adelaide Tyrol. Through April 26 at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-3848. grace Weaver: "Thin-Skinned," paintings, drawings and objects examining the surfaces that separate the body from the external world, such as a straw, binoculars or a sock. Through April 30 at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. Info, 578-2512. harry summerField: "The Birds of Spring," photographs of birds, from the exotic vermillion flycatcher to the familiar American turkey. Through May 6 at Village Wine & Coffee in Shelburne. Info, 985-8922. Jason PaPPas: Recent work by the employee and member artist. Through April 30 at City Market in Burlington. Info, 861-9700. June camPbell: "Two Bodies of Work," one series of acrylic paintings that riffs on the tax maps used by local governments and another that is more unplanned. Curated by SEABA. Through May 30 at Pine Street Deli in Burlington. Info, 793-8482. karen daWson: Drawings and paintings, in the First Floor Gallery (through May 1); dana heFFernan: "Unicorn Wars," paintings examining the U.S. involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, in the Second Floor Gallery (through April 29). At Community College of Vermont in Winooski. Info, 654-0513. kate donnelly: "The Yardage Project: Material in the Making," newspaper, cereal boxes and plastic bags woven and sewn into material. April 22 through May 22 at 215 College Gallery in Burlington. Info, 863-3662. kyle 'Fattie b.' thomPson: "Salute the Masses," acrylics on canvas by the Burlington DJ. Through April 30 at The Green Room in Burlington. Info, 651-9669.

lois Jackson: Watercolors of spring ephemerals and other wildflowers. Through April 30 at Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150.

marni mckitrick & laurel Fulton: "Spring Impressions," flowers and landscapes in acrylic, oil and pastel. Through May 31 at Shelburne Vineyard. Info, 985-8222.

michael nye: "About Hunger and Resilience," photographic portraits, each accompanied by an audio story, of Americans coping without enough food. Through April 24 at Livak Room, Davis Center, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 865-0255. nicole kircher: Paintings by the Vermont artist. Through April 30 at Uncommon Grounds in Burlington. Info, 865-6227.

scott lenhardt: "Good House," drawings, paintings and illuminated, multilayered paint-on-glass light boxes by the artist well known for his Burton snowboard designs. Through May 28 at BCA Center in Burlington. Info, 865-7166. shelburne art center member shoW: Work by Ira Flateman, Carol Hanley, Sage TuckerKetcham, Sarah Grillo and more. Through May 1 at Shelburne Art Center. Info, 985-3648.

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skiP schiel: "Eyewitness Gaza," photographs from the artist's recent trip to Israel and Palestine. Through April 25 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington. Info, 324-9864. sPring exhibition: Seasonal work by Essex Art League members. Also, work by Poker Hill School students (through May 15). Through May 30 at Phoenix Books in Essex. Info, 872-7111. steWart mchenry: "Late Winter & Early Spring," photographic collages of the natural world. Through April 30 at Barnes & Noble in South Burlington. Info, 864-8001. susan noel: Acrylic and watercolor paintings by the Essex Art League member. Through April 30 at Essex Town Offices. Info, 879-3942. 'the golden cage: mexican migrant Workers and vermont dairy Farmers': Photographs, text and audio exploring the relationship between these two groups of workers at Addison County farms, by photographer Caleb Kenna and the Addison County Farm Worker Coalition's Cheryl Connor and Cheryl Mitchell. Through June 11 at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center in Burlington. Info, 652-4505. tom cullins: "Photophoto +," advertising photographs distorted by reflection or shadow. Through June 15 at Artspace 106 at The Men's Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088. 'under the big toP: the Fine art oF the circus in america': Work by modern and contemporary American artists fascinated by the circus and its performers' bohemian lives outside the ring (through May 22); PiPPo lionni: Animations and a print, in the New Media Niche and the European and American Gallery (through May 22); 'masked sPectacle: commedia dell'arte and bread & PuPPet theater': Prints by Hungarian-American artist Giuseppe Pecsenke and masks and puppets from Vermont's radical theater troupe, in the Wilbur Room (through May 8); 'georges rouault: cirque de l'Étoile Filante': Color etchings and wood engravings of clowns, in the East Gallery (Through May 22); and 'shadoWs oF the samurai': Armor, swords, prints, masks and other artifacts representing Japanese warrior traditions, in the Wolcott Gallery (through May 11). At Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. W. david PoWell: "Everything Must Go 2.0," a retrospective of paintings, drawings, prints, collages and computer-generated work by the artist responsible for the iconic Allman Brothers logo "Eat a Peach." Curated by SEABA. Through May 31 at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Info, 793-8482.


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Patrick & markus Weise: "Road Trip," photographs from a three-month bicycle trip from the Maine coast to the Puget Sound. Through April 30 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Info, 865-7211.

scott einsig: Acrylic portraits, in the Bar; barbara hauzinger: Color photographs of Panama, in the Dining Room; Jane ann kantor: Acrylic paintings, in the Greenhouse. Through April 30 at The Daily Planet in Burlington. Info, 862-9647.


michael leW-smith: Abstract photographs exploring the weathered paint on old cars, trucks and tractors. Curated by Kasini House. Through June 30 at Opportunities Credit Union in Burlington. Info, 264-4839.

ron hernandez: Works on canvas from the Burlington artist's early years. Through April 30 at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington. Info, 540-0188.


lydia littWin: "Seasonal Palette," oil paintings by the Vermont artist. Through April 30 at Davis Studio Gallery in Burlington. Info, 425-2700.

richard a. clark: "Stations of the Cross," charcoal drawings that play with perspective. Through April 22 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington. Info, 864-0471.


lois Foley: "Democracy Project," abstract oils on linen. Also, new works by Anne Cady, Sean Dye, Kevin Fahey, Woody Jackson, Sara Katz, Blake Larsen, Meryl Lebowitz, Kate Longmaid, Toni-Lee Sangastiano, Rai del Noce Senior and Stu Williams. Through April 30 at Burlington Furniture Company. Info, 860-4972.

Peter Fried: Oil and encaustic landscape paintings of pastoral subjects and manufactured forms, mostly in Chittenden County. Through May 2 at Muddy Waters in Burlington. Info, 355-1447.

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Annie Tiberio CAmeron: "In the Abstract," photographs that combine keen observation with a strong emotional connection to the natural world. Photo ID required for admission. Through May 31 at Governor's Office Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749.

DAisy roCkwell: "Political Animal," acrylic and tempera paintings by the granddaughter of Norman Rockwell. Through July 1 at Main Street Museum in White River Junction. Info, 295-6370. GAbrielA bulisovA: "Chernobyl: Life on the Edge," a photographic exposé of life in the Russian region 25 years after the nuclear disaster. Through April 22 at Montpelier City Hall. Info, 476-3154. GeorGe AnDerson: "Wings of Stone," photographs of Vermont granite monuments and historical architecture. Through April 28 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Info, 223-3338. JeAnne evAns: "Art and Soul," mixed-media work by the Montpelier artist. Through April 28 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Info, 223-3338. Jennifer Perellie: Floral works made with watercolors, pastels and tissue paper. Through May 31 at Big Picture Theater & Café in Waitsfield. Info, 496-8994.

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kATe emlen & frAnCes wells: "Maine Coast to Hudson River," landscape paintings. Through May 1 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670. lAurie sverDlove GolDmAn: "Battlefields: WWI," oil paintings inspired by photographs of battlefields in France and Germany. Through April 25 at Korongo Gallery in Randolph. Info, 236-9854. PeTer hunToon & heATher Corey: Watercolors by Huntoon and stained glass by Corey. Through June 30 at Collective-the Art of Craft in Woodstock. Info, 457-1298.

robin lAhue: Oils, watercolors and collage by the Northfield artist. Through May 25 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Info, 485-7770. 'someThinG's brewinG': Students and members of the pottery studio present teapots, teacups, saucers, creamers, sugar bowls, serving platters and more. Through April 29 at Montpelier Mud in Middlesex. Info, 224-7000. 'Twinviews': Photography by kids and their mentors in the Twinfield Together student-community mentoring program. Through April 30 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, 454-0141. uPPer vAlley PhoToslAm 2011: More than 100 photographers contributed to this annual show. Through April 22 at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction. Info, 698-0320.

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'ArCADiA now: ConTemPorAry ArT in CounTry': Work by 15 artists exploring the pastoral ideal. Through May 15 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1394. CArolyn leTvin: Paintings of the ancient, biblical breed of Jacob's sheep. Through April 30 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. 'CelebrATinG ArT wiTh muhs': Paintings and drawings by Middlebury Union High School students. April 21 through May 8 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222. 'fourTh AnnuAl CommuniTy ArT show': Work by local artists of all ages. Through May 14 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. 'Journeys & JournAls': Travel-inspired artwork including photographs of Japan by Douglas and Catherine Brooks, who spent two years in the coastal villages recently obliterated by the tsunami. Through April 30 at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. Info, 877-3850. kATherine GeorGe: Work by the Vermont Pastel Society member. Through April 30 at Charlotte Senior Center. Info, 425-6345. lowell snowDon kloCk: "Manipulations," Polaroid photographs that the artist has given a surreal look by tampering with the emulsion before it sets. Through April 30 at Brandon Artists' Guild. Info, 247-4956. 'TexTures of us': Prints by Liz Gribin and paintings by Gloria Gaddis, Mary B. Harrington, Rebecca Kinkead, Cynthia Kirkwood, Lisa Noonis and Cameron Schmitz. Through May 9 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. 'The liPPiTT morGAn': A photographic exhibit of early Vermont breeders and the old-fashioned Morgans so dear to them. Through July 31 at The National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Middlebury. Info, 388-1639.


'biG iDeAs, smAll books': The Book Arts Guild of Vermont presents artists' books and bindings no bigger than 5-by-5 inches. Through May 22 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211. 'feAThers AnD fur, birDs AnD beAsTs': Photographs of birds by Elinor Osborn, photographic portraits of farm animals by Valeria Sarephina Elliott and ceramic birdhouses by Abby Dreyer. Through April 23 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158. GeorGe PeArlmAn & kAThryn liPke viGesAA: Pearlman's abstract paintings create illusionist space and tension, in Gallery I; Vigesaa presents "Molas in Transition: Textile Art of Kuna Women," in Gallery II. Through April 25 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 888-1261. mArC AwoDey: Paintings by the Vermont artist, in the Wings Gallery. Through August 8 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469. merrill Densmore: Colorful paintings of Vermont homes, landscapes, moose and deer by the GRACE artist. Through May 2 at Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053. PhiliP inwooD & heiDi sPeCTor: Inwood's abstract oils have broad, gestural brushstrokes; Spector uses geometric forms to convey space and color. Also, JuliA bAum: "A Rare Breed," photographic portraits of redheads. Through April 30 at Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe. Info, 730-5331. susAn wAhlrAb & mAriellA bisson: "Outside: New Visions of Nature," watercolor landscapes by Wahlrab and oil paintings that incorporate collage techniques by Bisson. Through May 8 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943.

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Jill mADDen & rebeCCA kinkeAD: Madden's landscape paintings are full of motion and light; Kinkead makes her figurative works by layering paint and wax. Through April 29 at Vermont Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749.

'refuGe': Sanctuary-themed work in a variety of media, in the Main Floor Gallery; susAn m. russell: A retrospective of the late artist's work, in the Second and Third Floor Galleries. April 26 through June 4 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069.

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Need Summer Credits? Online Summer Seminars Start May 2 or June 25 68 weeks, 6 credits $2,754 per seminar ‘The Second to Last Supper Exhibition’ Diane Sullivan couldn’t believe her eyes when she spotted a paint-by-number

version of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” at a Burlington gallery five years ago — just like the one her mother did in the 1950s. Sullivan bought the piece as a gift and started hunting for more until she tracked down an original blank one on eBay. Sullivan and co-curator Alex Dostie invited local artists to interpret the piece and hang the results at Red Square and 1/2 Lounge in Burlington. The reception on Good Friday, April 22, a benefit for the Green Candle Theatre Company and the Bubba Foundation, features a live re-creation of “The Last Supper.” Dress up as your favorite apostle, Jesus or the Easter Bunny. Through April 30. Pictured: “Jesus Fish’s Last Supper” by Steve Hogan.



amParo Carvajal-huFSChmid & eriCk huFSChmid: Recent work by the artist couple; aYa itagaki & ann mallorY: "Brush & Clay: Innovative Translations"; Paulette werger: "Shadow and Line." Through May 7 at AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, N.H. Info, 603-448-3117.

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eSmé thomPSon: "The Alchemy of Design," paintings, collage, ceramics and installation by the Dartmouth College professor of studio art. Through May 29 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2808.

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'FluxuS and the eSSential QueStionS oF liFe': Work by the international network of artists, composers and designers, led by George Maciunas, who blurred the boundaries between art and life and became the 1960s cultural phenomenon known as Fluxus. Through August 7 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2808. 'middle SChool/high SChool juried art exhibition': Work in a variety of media by area seventh through 12th graders. Through April 29 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-563-1604. StraFFord artworkS Show: Recent works in a variety of media by member artists Jennifer Brown, Marcia Bushnell, Micki Colbeck, Andrea Doughtie, Nancy Gerlach, Tracy Gillespie, Janet Farley, Cecily Herzig, Kate More, Mary Louise Pierson, Anni Praetorius and Deborah Frankel Reese. Through April 27 at Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. Info, 765-4679. m

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women’S Show: Portraits of women activists by Denise Beaudet; sculptures by Sara Pogue; ink on paper by Samantha Crawford; painted shadow pictures and portrait sculpture by Gwen Murphy; mixed-media work by Alicia Hunsicker; black-and-white paintings by Nayana Glazier; and paintings by Delia Robinson. Through May 3 at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro. Info, 257-4777.

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SPring Feature Show: Paintings by Richard Heller, ink drawings by Leonard Ragouzeos and fiber wall hangings by Karen Kamenetzky. Through May 1 at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro. Info, 257-4777.

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hen you think of Paul Giamatti, what sort of character comes to mind? Probably a well-meaning schlub for whom life has not quite worked out; someone who vacillates between exasperation and self-deprecating humor; a person capable of exercising a certain degree of ethical flexibility. The actor pretty much has a monopoly on this type because he’s played it so often and so well. With his latest performance, he adds yet another to this list of endearing losers. Win Win offers the story of small-time New Jersey lawyer Mike Flaherty. The film begins with a scene in which he’s jogging in the woods. Back at home, his young daughter asks where he is. Informed that her father is out running, she replies, “From what?” The little girl’s question is right on the money. Or, rather, the shortage of it. What Mike hasn’t told his wife — a funny and formidable Amy Ryan — and two kids is that his practice is perilously close to going under. He’s down to a handful of clients and spends more time in the office bathroom plunging the toilet than he does arguing cases in court. Here’s where that ethical flexibility comes in: Mike is called on to handle the case of an elderly man, Leo (Burt Young), who’s in the early stages of dementia. Leo’s daughter

hasn’t been heard from in 20 years; because he has no guardian, the state wants to place him in an elder-care facility. Giamatti’s character knows the old guy wants to stay where he is and learns the guardian gig would pay a much-needed $1500 a month. Assuring the judge that he’ll look after Leo at home, he secures the guardianship for himself. And then deposits his disoriented ward in the facility after all. Does this make the attorney a schmuck? Of course. Does it make him a less sympathetic character? Not for a minute. On the one hand, we know Mike is looking out for his family. On the other, there’s the chance he believes Leo will be best cared for this way. Does it complicate matters when Leo’s 16-year-old grandson, Kyle, unexpectedly shows up on Mike’s doorstep, fleeing from his home in Ohio and hoping to move in with his grandad? Big time. Mike and his wife take in the boy, figuring his mother will be in touch shortly. The lawyer tells the sullen stranger the court ordered his grandfather’s institutionalization — so, as the two develop an unlikely bond, we know it’s tenuous, premised on a lie. Mike picks up a few extra dollars coaching the high school’s laughable wrestling team, along with his law partner (an amusingly dour Jeffrey Tambor). One day the kid asks

Jane Eyre ★★★★


ane Eyre was the Twilight of its day. Now, don’t get angry. I’ve read both books (well, skimmed, in the case of Twilight), and I know Stephenie Meyer is no Charlotte Brontë. Both, however, crafted highly marketable tales based on an enduring female fantasy: meeting a desirable man who’s more interested in you than in anything else. And not just sexually. From the time wealthy landowner Mr. Rochester meets the book’s teenage heroine — whom he’s hired as his ward’s governess — he’s fascinated by the combination of smarts and stubbornness in her slight, socially negligible frame. For her part, downtrodden orphan Jane mistakes her employer’s constant needling attention for dislike (Bella does the same with Edward’s glares), but the reader knows the truth. The rich dude is smitten. Too bad he has a secret in his attic — and it doesn’t involve craving blood. Unlike Meyer, Brontë didn’t live to see her book make bank and become a cultural icon. (Early reviewers found it highly inappropriate reading for young girls.) But in her posthumous existence, she’s made up for lost time: Director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s new ad-

to take part in after school practice. Played by real-life high school wrestling champion Alex Shaffer, in his first film appearance, Kyle blows everyone away with his skills, and Mike can’t get him into a uniform fast enough. The newcomer gives an uncanny performance. Many a writerdirector would cave to the temptation to make the movie’s third act all about the rag-tag team’s out-of-nowhere run for the state title. But Tom McCarthy is too fine a filmmaker for that. As he demonstrated in both The Station Agent and The Visitor, what interests him is the way human beings respond to unplanned intersections in their life paths. McCarthy’s third feature is filled wall to wall with well-drawn characters, and its script is as warm hearted as it is consistently witty. He takes an unhurried pleasure

PIN PIN Giamatti plays a high school coach who befriends a troubled wrestling prodigy in the latest from writerdirector Tom McCarthy.

in exploring these people’s psychological nooks and crannies, and it’s a pleasure to watch as they reorder their lives to make room for one another. If you like thoughtful comedy and storylines that lead to places and predicaments you haven’t encountered countless times before, you simply must check out Win Win. There’s no way you can lose. RICK KISONAK


aptation of Jane Eyre is the ninth to hit the screen. It’s a good one, for one simple reason: chemistry. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), who’s not far from her teens and can pass for mousy, plays Jane. Irish actor Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, the acclaimed Hunger) is Rochester. From their first fireside conversation, it’s clear he’s not going to be an aloof presence like William Hurt was in the tepid 1996 version. When Rochester teases Jane with talk of local folklore, she responds in kind, showing her sophistication — and perplexing the housekeeper (Judi Dench), who expects the young governess to act like a servant. The screenplay, by British playwright Moira Buffini, cuts most of Brontë’s verbiage but captures the essence of this scene. It’s basically a successful speed-dating session: two like minds clicking together. Fassbender’s sparkling attentiveness and Wasikowska’s sly reciprocation do the rest, and their convincing connection carries the film. For a Victorian tale, this Jane Eyre is pretty sexy — purists may say too sexy, considering the dearth of premarital kissing and nuzzling in the book. The filmmakers

don’t go too far with these liberties, however. They do tone down the novel’s gothic elements — a somewhat disappointing choice, but an understandable one. Rather than creeping us out with the mystery of screams from the attic, this Jane Eyre focuses on the real-life conflicts that make those howls seem like manifestations of Jane’s own buried passions. With a restrained palette, Fukunaga (who made the more colorful Sin Nombre) conveys the climate of religious self-denial that surrounds the heroine almost everywhere, from her childhood at Lowood School to her later experience with the missionary St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell). When Jane gets close to Rochester, the camera becomes more mobile, and nature — blowing trees, clouds bursting over the moors — conveys the emotions she can’t express. Love offers the only escape from deathly self-constraint, but at a price.

LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE Fassbender and Wasikowska get awfully close in Fukunaga’s new adaptation of the classic.

Young viewers unfamiliar with Victorian mores may not understand what a steep price that was, or why Brontë needed a deus ex machina ending. Then again, Twilight has some of its readers yelling at the virginal vampire, “Just do it, already!” So maybe some things — such as the power of repression to render a romance unforgettable — never change. M A R G O T HA R R I S O N

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oF GoDS AND mEN: The Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes film festival went to this fact-based drama from French director Xavier Beauvois about a handful of Trappist monks who lived and worshipped peacefully in Muslim Algeria, until they didn’t. With Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. (120 min, PG-13. Roxy) tYlER pERRY’S mADEA’S BiG HAppY FAmilY: The big lady with bad fashion sense dispenses more scolding, slapstick, smacks and homilies in the latest installment of the popular dramedy series. This time around, Madea (writer-director Perry in drag) must reunite her unruly family in the face of illness. With Cassi Davis, Loretta Devine and Shad “Bow Wow” Moss. (105 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic) WAtER FoR ElEpHANtS: A veterinary student joins the Depression-era circus and falls in love with one of its stars in this adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel from director Francis (I Am Legend) Lawrence. Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz star. (122 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy)

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ANotHER YEARHHHHH Mike (Happy-Go-Lucky) Leigh directed this slice-of-life tale of a happily married London couple and the distressed souls they draw into their orbit. With Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen. (129 min, PG-13. Savoy; ends 4/21) ARtHURHHH Russell Brand steps into Dudley Moore’s (small) shoes in this remake of the 1981 comedy hit about a lovable lush with a trust fund astray in New York. With Helen Mirren as his nanny, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner as the women in his life, and Vermont’s own Luis Guzman. Jason (“Modern Family”) Winer directs. (110 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden)

cEDAR RApiDSHHH1/2 Ed Helms plays a timid Wisconsin insurance agent who must represent his firm at a conference in the scary, decadent metropolis of ... the title. It’s a comedy. With John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Miguel (Chuck & Buck) Arteta directs. (96 min, R. Roxy)


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HopHH The Easter Bunny’s bratty teenage son finds his way to Hollywood and crashes with a human slacker (James Marsden) in this animation/ live-action hybrid from Tim Hill, director of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Russell Brand voices the rabbit. With Kaley Cuoco and Elizabeth Perkins. (90 min, PG. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Welden)

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iNSiDioUSHH1/2 Director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, the team behind the original Saw, bring us a less grody haunted-house flick. Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson are parents whose son encounters demon energy in their new domicile. With Lin Shaye and Barbara Hershey. (102 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Sunset) JANE EYREHHHH Mia Wasikowska plays the strong-willed Victorian governess who falls for her mysterious employer in yet another adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic. Michael Fassbender is Rochester; Cary (Sin Nombre) Fukunaga directed. (121 min, PG-13. Essex, Roxy, Savoy) tHE KiNG’S SpEEcHHHHHH Many Oscars went to this period piece about how England’s George VI (Colin Firth) found a strong voice with the help of an oddball speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush). With Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce and Derek Jacobi. Tom (The Damned United) Hooper directs. (118 min, PG-13. Roxy; ends 4/21)

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limitlESSHHH In this thriller, Bradley Cooper plays an unpublished writer who takes an experimental drug and becomes a bestselling, sexually irresistible superbrain. So basically, every writer’s fantasy. With Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel. Neil (The Lucky Ones) Burger directs. (105 min, PG-13. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy)



tHE liNcolN lAWYERHHH A fly-by-night criminal defense attorney (Matthew McConaughey) gets a high-profile case that could turn his life into an action thriller. With Marisa Tomei, Ryan Philippe and William H. Macy. Based on the Michael Connelly novel. Brad (The Take) Furman directs. (119 min, R. Big Picture, Palace, Stowe) RANGoHHHH Johnny Depp voices a mild-mannered chameleon who has to learn to survive in his new role as sheriff of a wild frontier town in this animated adventure from Gore (all three Pirates of the Caribbean films) Verbinski. With the voices of Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy and Stephen Root. (107 min, PG. Capitol) RED RiDiNG HooDH1/2 This week in teen paranormal romance, Amanda Seyfried plays a maiden torn between two suitors while her village is terrorized by a mysterious wolf. With Shiloh Fernandez, Billy Burke and Gary Oldman as the wolf hunter. Catherine (Twilight) Hardwicke directed. (120 min, PG-13. Sunset) RioHHH1/2 A pampered pet macaw heads to Brazil in search of his lady macaw counterpart in this comic family animation from director Carlos (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs) Saldanha. With the voices of will.i.am, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and Leslie Mann. (96 min, G. Bijou, Capitol, Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Marquis [3-D], Palace, Sunset, Welden) tHE RoommAtEH1/2 A college freshman finds her roommate is getting a bit too obsessed with her in this thriller. Sounds like Single White Female, undergrad edition. With Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly and Cam Gigandet. Christian E. Christiansen directs. (93 min, PG-13. Sunset; ends 4/21) ScREAm 4HH1/2 Director Wes Craven, writer Kevin Williamson, and Scream stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox return for another (belated) chapter in the tongue-in-cheek saga of a serial killer who preys on teens with an encyclopedic knowledge of the clichés of slasher films. With Emma Roberts and Mary McDonnell. (103 min, R. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, Welden)


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Big Night is Back! SUNDAY, MAY 1, PALACE 9 CINEMAS Cocktail hour 4:30 p.m., showtime 5:30 p.m.

Stanley Tucci’s cult foodie flick Big Night (1996) returns to the big screen for a special Vermont Restaurant Week presentation. This comedy is a bittersweet story of two brothers in search of the American dream. Primo (Tony Shaloub) and Secondo Pilaggi (Stanley Tucci) are Italian immigrants who settle on the New Jersey shore and open a restaurant, the Paradise, hoping to strike it rich. Arrive early to enjoy samples from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery and a free taste of “timpano” — the infamous pasta pie from the movie — prepared by Shawn Lipenski of Velvet Catering and Events. The cash bar features Root: 1 wines and Long Trail Ale. And, yes, you can bring your drinks into the theater! All guests will be entered into a drawing for a huge, timpanoinspired prize package from Kiss the Cook worth more than $300! APRIL 29-MAY 5 6h-rw11-bignight.indd 1

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DiARY oF A WimpY KiD: RoDRicK RUlESHHH Parents try to force the titular put-upon middle schooler (Zachary Gordon) to bond with his bullying older brother in this comedy sequel based on the bestselling Jeff Kinney novel. David (Astro Boy) Bowers directs. With Devon Bostick and Rachael Harris. (96 min, PG. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Sunset)



tHE coNSpiRAtoRHHH Robert Redford directed this historical drama about the trial of the one woman (Robin Wright Penn) charged with involvement in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. James McAvoy is her lawyer. With Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood and Norman Reedus. (122 min, PG-13. Palace)



BAttlE: loS ANGElESH1/2 Judging by the jittery trailer, this sci-fi action film aspires to be The Hurt Locker of extraterrestrial-invasion movies. With Aaron Eckhart as the Marine taking on aliens and Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan. Jonathan (The Killing Room) Liebesman directed. (116 min, PG-13. Sunset)

HANNAHHH1/2 Director Joe Wright, who introduced Americans to creepily mature young actress Saoirse Ronan in Atonement, showcases her in this action thriller about a teen whose father (Eric Bana) raised her in isolation to be the perfect assassin. With Cate Blanchett and Jason Flemyng. (111 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy)


AFRicAN cAtS: Big kitties of the savanna take center stage in a Disney nature documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, which claims to portray a real-life version of The Lion King. Alastair (Earth) Fothergill and Keith Scholey directed. (89 min, G. Majestic)

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wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 5. Source code 6. Sucker Punch 7. The Lincoln Lawyer 8. Full schedule not available at press time. Times change frequently; please check website.

friday 22 — thursday 28 *Water for Elephants 1:30 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30, 9. Rio 1:30 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30, 9. Hanna 9. Your Highness 9. Arthur 1:30 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30, 9. Rango 1:30 (FriSun only), 6:30. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 1:30 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30.


Essex Shoppes & Cinema, Rte. 15 & 289, Essex, 879-6543, www.essexcinemas.com

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Jane Eyre 10 a.m., 1, 3:45, BIJoU cINEPLEX 6:40, 9:30. Rio (3-D) 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 1-2-3-4 9:20. Scream 4 12:10, 2:35, Rte. 100, Morrisville, 88812v-vietnamrestaurant111010-1.indd 1 11/4/10 11:02 AM 3293, www.bijou4.com 5, 7:25, 10. Arthur 1:15, 4, EMAILED ADVERTISEMENT 7:10, 9:40. Your Highness wednesday 20 — thursday 21 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:25, ADVERTISING INSERTION ORDER Rio 1:10, 3:30, 6:40, 8:30. 9:55. Hanna 12:20, 2:45, Scream 4 1:30, 4, 7, 8:45. Thomas Hirchak Company5:10, 7:35, 10. Soul Surfer Hanna 3:50, 8:30.Crawford Arthur 1:10, 3:45, 6:45, 9:25. Hop FROM: Amy 6:50, 8:45. Hop 1, 6:30. 10 a.m., 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:15, Phone: 800-634-7653 • Fax: 802-888-2211 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 9:30. Insidious 2:50, 9:50. Wed. April 27 @ 10AM · Inspect from 8AM Rodrick Rules 1:20, 3:40. Source code 12:40, 3, 5:15, 2107 Cadys Falls Rd., Morrisville, VT TO: Allison Davis 7:30, 9:50. Diary of a Wimpy friday 22 — thursday 28 Kid: Rodrick Rules 10 a.m. COMPANY: Seven Daysclassified/display Limitless 1:30 & 3:50 (FriLimitless 12:30, 5:10, 7:30. More Info: PHONE: 802-865-1020 x22 Sun only), 6:50, 9 (Fri & Sat only). Rio 1:10 & 3:30 (Fri-Sun friday 22 — thursday 28 US MARSHALS SEIZED VEHICLES only), 6:40, 8:30 (Fri & Sat *tyler Perry’s madea’s Big TODAY’S DATE: 4/19/2011 only). Scream 4 7, 9 (Fri & Sat Happy Family 12:15, 2:35, NAME OF FILE: 04302011VEH7D only). Arthur 4 (Fri-Sun only), 4:55, 7:20, 9:40. *Water for DATE(S) TO RUN: 8:30 (Fri & Sat only). Hop4/20/2011 1 Elephants 10 a.m. (Fri & (Fri-Sun only), 6:30. Diary of Sat only), 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, SIZE OF AD: 2.3” x 3.67” (1/12 page vertical) a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 9:25. Jane Eyre 10 a.m. (Fri EMAILED TO: allison@sevendaysvt.com 1:20 & 3:40 (Fri-Sun only). & Sat only), 1, 3:45, 6:40, Sat., April 30 @ 10AM · View from 8AM 9:30. Rio (3-D) 10 a.m. (Fri & Cost: $145 Sat only), 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 131 Dorset Lane, Williston, VT cAPItoL 9:20. Scream 4 12:10, 2:35, 5, Partial List: 06 Skidoo Snowmobile; 06 SHoWPLAcE 7:25, 10. Arthur 1:15, 4, 7:10, Yamaha Motorcycle; 04 Bicknell Race Car; 93 State St., Montpelier, 2299:40. Hanna 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, Northtrail 2 Place Snowmobile Trailer & more! 0343, www.fgbtheaters.com 7:35, 10. Soul Surfer 1:10, Updates: 3:45, 6:45, 9:25. Hop 10 a.m. wednesday 20 — thursday 21 (Fri & Sat only), 12:10, 2:40, THOMAS HIRCHAK CO · 800-634-7653 Rio 1:30, 6:30, 9. Hanna 9. 5, 7:15, 9:30. Source code Your Highness 1:30, 6:30, 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50. 9. Arthur 1:30, 6:30, 9. 12v-Hirchak042011.indd 1 4/19/11 1:53 PMSource code 9. Rango 1:30, 6:30. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 1:30, 6:30.










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wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Rio (3-D) 12, 1:20, 2:15, 3:40, 4:40, 6:10, 7:05, 8:40, 9:30. Scream 4 1:10, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45. Arthur 12:40, 3:50, 6:45, 9:25. Hanna 1, 4, 6:50, 9:35. Your Highness 1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:40. Soul Surfer 12:30, 3:30, 6:20, 9. Hop 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:50. Insidious 3:45, 9:10. Source code 4:45, 7, 9:20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 12:20, 2:30. Limitless 12:50, 6:30. friday 22 — sunday 24 *African cats 12:10, 2:15, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40. *tyler Perry’s madea’s Big Happy Family 1:05, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40. *Water for Elephants 12:50, 3:40, 6:45, 9:30. Rio (3-D) 12, 1:20, 2:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9. Scream 4 1:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45. Arthur 12:40, 4, 6:50, 9:25. Hanna 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:35. Your Highness 8:20. Soul Surfer 12:30, 3:30, 6:20, 8:50. Hop 1, 3:20, 6:10. Source code 4:35, 7:10, 9:20. monday 25 — thursday 28 *African cats 1:40, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40. *madea’s Big Happy Family 1:05, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40. *Water for Elephants 12:50, 3:40, 6:45, 9:30. Rio (3-D) 1:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9. Scream 4 1:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45. Arthur 1:25, 4, 6:50, 9:25. Hanna 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:35. Your Highness 8:20. Soul Surfer 12:55, 3:30, 6:20, 8:50. Hop 1, 3:20, 6:10. Source code 1:30, 4:35, 7:10, 9:20.

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wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Rio (3-D) 2:30, 6:30, 9. Scream 4 3, 6:30, 9. Hop 2:30, 7. Limitless 9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 5.

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friday 22 — thursday 28 Rio (3-D) 2:30 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30, 9 (Fri & Sat only). Scream 4 3 (Fri-Sun only), 6:30, 9 (Fri & Sat only). Hop 2:30 (Fri-Sun only), 7 (Fri & Sat only). Limitless Fri & Sat: 9. Sun-Thu: 6:30. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Fri & Sat: 5.

PARAmoUNt tWIN cINEmA 241 North Main St., Barre, 4799621, www.fgbtheaters.com

wednesday 20 — thursday 28 Scream 4 1:30 (Wed-Sun only), 6:30, 8:45. Hop 1:30 (Wed-Sun only), 6:30, 8:30.



222 College St., Burlington, 8643456, www.merrilltheatres.net

26 Main St., Montpelier, 2290509, www.savoytheater.com

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Jane Eyre 1, 3:30, 6:50, 9:10. Hanna 1:05, 4, 6:40, 9:30. Arthur 1:15, 3:45, 7, 9:20. Your Highness 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:15. The King’s Speech [PG-13 version] 1:20, 6:30. cedar Rapids 1:10, 4:20, 7:20, 9:25. Limitless 4:05, 8:45.

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Another Year 1 & 3:30 (Wed only), 6, 8:30.

friday 22 — thursday 28 *of Gods and men 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:05. *Water for Elephants 1:05, 3:40, 6:40, 9:15. Wretches and Jabberers 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:10, 9:20. Jane Eyre 1, 3:30, 6:50, 9:10. Hanna 1:20, 4, 7, 9:30. Your Highness 1:25, 8:10. cedar Rapids 4:10, 6:20.

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10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 864-5610, www.palace9.com

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 ***The Grateful Dead movie Wed: 7:30. The conspirator 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 12:45, 3:30, 6:35, 9:15. Rio 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 9:05. Scream 4 12:25, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:45. Win Win 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35. Arthur 1, 3:55, 6:45, 9:20. Hanna 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1:05, 3:45, 6:50, 9:25. Your Highness 1:20, 4, 7, 9:30. Hop 12, 2:15, 4:30, 6:40, 8:45 (Thu only). Source code 9:10. Limitless 1:15. The Lincoln Lawyer 3:40, 6:30 (Thu only). friday 22 — thursday 28 ***The met: Live in HD: capriccio Sat: 1. ***The met: Live in HD: Le comte ory Wed: 6:30. ***memphis Thu: 7:30. *Water for Elephants 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10. The conspirator 1, 3:40, 6:35, 9:15. Rio 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 12:10 (Fri-Sun only), 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 9. Scream 4 12:25 (Fri & Sun only), 2:40 (except Sat), 5, 7:20, 9:40. Win Win 12:20 (Fri-Sun only), 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35. Arthur 1:20, 6:20 (except Wed). Hanna 1:15, 3:50, 6:50, 9:25. Your Highness 9:20. Hop 12 (Fri-Sun only), 2:20, 4:30, 6:40 (except Thu). Source code 9:05 (except Thu). Limitless 3:55, 8:50 (except Wed). The Lincoln Lawyer 1:10, 4, 6:45. ***See website for details.

friday 22 — thursday 28 ***Joy and the Apocalypse Tue: 6:30. Jane Eyre 1 & 3:30 (Sat-Mon & Wed only), 6 (except Tue), 8:30.


Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4678.

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Your Highness 7. Arthur 7. Source code 7. friday 22 — thursday 28 The Lincoln Lawyer 2:30 & 4:40 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9:10 (Fri & Sat only). Your Highness 4:30 (Sat & Sun only), 7 (Sun-Thu only), 9:10 (Fri & Sat only). Arthur 2:30 (Sat & Sun only), 7 (Fri & Sat only). Source code 2:30 & 4:30 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9:10 (Fri & Sat only).


155 Porters Point Road, just off Rte. 127, Colchester, 862-1800. www.sunsetdrivein.com

wednesday 20 — thursday 21 Rio 8 followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Scream 4 8 followed by The Roommate. Source code 8 followed by Insidious. Battle: Los Angeles 8 followed by Sucker Punch. friday 22 — sunday 24 Rio 8 followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Scream 4 7:55 followed by Battle: Los Angeles. Source code 8 followed by Insidious. Arthur 7:50 followed by Red Riding Hood.


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YoUR HiGHNESSH1/2 Also known as “recent Oscar nominees chilling in a stoner comedy.” Danny McBride and James Franco play princely brothers trying to save their kingdom from an evil wizard in this fantasy satire. Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel are comely damsels. David Gordon (Pineapple Express) Green directs. (102 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe)

SoUl SURFERHH1/2 A teenager tries to summon the courage to return to the ocean after being maimed by a shark in this drama from director Sean (Bratz) McNamara, based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton. With AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and, yes, Carrie Underwood. (105 min, PG. Essex, Majestic)




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SoURcE coDEHH1/2 In this hybrid of sci fi and Groundhog Day, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a soldier tasked with learning who bombed a commuter train by experiencing the disaster firsthand, repeatedly. With Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. Duncan (Moon) Jones directed. (93 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Stowe, Sunset)

GUlliVER’S tRAVElSH1/2 Jonathan Swift gets only the third writing credit on this family comedy updating his classic, with Jack Black as the traveler who finds himself grappling with major culture shock. With Emily Blunt, Jason Segel and Amanda Peet. (85 min, PG)

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SUcKER pUNcHHHH1/2 In this hyperbolically colorful and violent original from writer-director Zack (300) Snyder, a girl confined to a mental institution imagines herself into an elaborate adventure fantasy. Local note: The fictional asylum resides in Brattleboro. With Emily Browning, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens and Jon Hamm. (120 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Sunset)

RABBit HolEHHHH Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for her role as a grieving mother in this drama from director John Cameron (Shortbus) Mitchell, based on the play by David Lindsay-Abaire. With Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller and Sandra Oh. (92 min, PG-13) SomEWHEREHH1/2 You may never envy the life of a celebrity again after seeing the latest from director Sofia Coppola, in which a movie star (Stephen Dorff) drives his Ferrari and his life in circles. With Elle Fanning as his daughter, and brief appearances by Benicio del Toro and Michelle Monaghan. (97 min, R)

WiN WiNHHHH Paul Giamatti plays a small-time lawyer and wrestling coach who unexpectedly becomes the guardian of a troubled teen in this drama from Tom (The Visitor, The Station Agent) McCarthy. With Amy Ryan, Burt Young and Alex Shaffer. (106 min, R. Palace)

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WREtcHES AND JABBERERSHHH1/2 Two Vermonters, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, star in this documentary about autism from director Geraldine Wurzburg, in which they bring a message of disability advocacy to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. (90 min, NR. Roxy)



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evolves into the earthy foundation-building stage? Here’s a secret to succeeding at this test: you can’t just try to force yourself to “be good” and do the right thing. nor does it work to use shame or guilt to motivate yourself. somehow you’ve got to marshal pure, raw excitement for the gritty detail work to come. you’ve got to fall in love with the task of actually fleshing out your dreams.

Taurus (april 20-May 20):

aRies (March 21-april 19): now comes one of the supreme tests that most every aries must periodically face: Will you live up to your promises? Will you follow through on your rousing start? Will you continue to stay passionately committed once the fiery infatuation stage


(June 21-July 22): “sometimes nature seems more beautiful than strictly necessary,” said physicist steven Weinberg as he admired a hackberry tree stoked with blue jays, yellow-throated vireos, and a red cardinal. you may find yourself thinking similar thoughts in the coming week, Cancerian. From what i can tell, life is primed to flood you with simple glories and exotic revelations, with signs of eternal splendor and hints of sublime meaning, with natural wonders and civilization’s more interesting gifts.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): i became an ordained

minister in the Universal life Church when i was 19 years old. since then i have officiated at numerous baptisms, initiations, weddings (including marrying people to themselves), divorces, renamings, housewarmings, ghost banishings and the taking of primal vows. in all my years of facilitating these ceremonies, i’ve rarely seen a better time than right now for you leos to seek a cathartic rite of passage. you may even be tempted to try several. i recommend you do no more than two, however. are you ready to break a taboo or smash an addiction? renounce a delusion or pledge your devotion or leap to the next level?

(aug. 23-sept. 22): it would be an excellent time for you to acquire the zombie apocalypse Preparedness Kit, a package of goodies prepared by domestic expert Martha stewart. i say this not because a zombie apocalypse is looming, or any other kind of apocalypse for that matter. rather, the kit’s presence in your life might encourage you to make fun of your fears. and that would be a perfect way to cooperate with the current cosmic tendencies, which are conspiring to diminish the inhibitions that your anxieties hold in place. remember one of the key rules in the game of life: Humor dissipates worry.

liBRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): eighty years ago, an explorer who visited the Maori of new zealand found they had such good eyesight that many were able to detect Jupiter’s four largest moons with their naked eyes. That’s the kind of vision you could have in the coming days, libra — metaphorically speaking, at least. The astrological omens say you have the potential to see further and deeper into any part of reality you choose to focus on. inner truths that have been hidden from you are ready to be plucked by your penetrating probes. For best results, cleanse your thoughts of expectations. Perceive what’s actually there, not what you want or don’t want to be there. scoRpio

(oct. 23-nov. 21): you really should ventilate your house periodically, even when the weather’s cool. The air indoors gets stale; you need to flush it out and welcome in some fresh stuff. in my astrological opinion, it’s especially important for you to do this right now. so please consider opening all the windows for a while and inviting the breezes to blow through. in addition to its practical value for your respiratory system, it could serve as a ritual that gently blows the dusty crud out of your mind, thereby improving the circulation in your thoughts and emotions and fantasies.

sagittaRiUs (nov. 22-Dec. 21): What do you like most about work? What are the pleasurable experiences that happen for you when you’re engaged in demanding tasks that require you to be focused, competent and principled? i think it’s important for you to identify those hard-earned joys and then brainstorm about what you can do to expand

and intensify them. you’re in a phase of your long-term cycle when you can make a lot of headway toward transforming your job situation so it serves you better.

capRicoRn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The next phase of your life will be an excellent time to unbreak your heart. Here’s what i mean by that: you will have extra power to dissolve any pain that still lingers from the romantic disappointments of the past. you’ll be able to summon acute insights into how to dismantle the sodden and unnecessary defenses you built to protect yourself from loss and humiliation. you will find it easier than ever before to forgive and forget any close companion who hurt you. so get out there, Capricorn, and launch the joyful process of restoring your love muscles to their original potency. aQUaRiUs (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “search For

self Called off after 38 years,” read the headline in the Onion. “i always thought that if i kept searching and exploring, i’d discover who i truly was,” the report began, quoting 38-yearold andrew speth. “Well, i looked deep into the innermost recesses of my soul, and you know what i found? an empty, windowless room the size of an aircraft hangar. From now on, if anybody needs me, i’ll be sprawled out on my couch drinking black-cherry soda and watching ‘law & order’ like everybody else.” i wonder if speth is an aquarius? Many of my aquarian acquaintances seem to have hit a dead end recently in their quest to fulfill the ancient maxim “Know thyself.” if you’re like that, please hang on. The floodgates of self-discovery will open soon.


(Feb. 19-March 20): odds are high that you know very little about africa. Can you name even 20 of its more than 50 countries? are you aware that its land mass is bigger than europe, China and the U.s. combined? Did you realize that about 2000 languages are spoken by the people living there? i bring this up, Pisces, because from an astrological perspective it’s an excellent time for you to fill the gaps in your education about africa — or any other subject about which you are deeply uninformed. Don’t get overwhelmed by this assignment, though. Choose maybe three areas of ignorance that you will concentrate on in the coming weeks. m

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In his book on intuition, psychologist David G. Myers defines it as “the capacity for direct knowledge and immediate insight, without any observation or reason.” Another expert on the subject, Malcolm Gladwell, describes intuition as the “power of thinking without thinking.” Both authors encourage us to cultivate this undersung way of grasping our raw experience. But Myers also warns us of the perils of intuition if it’s untempered by logic and analysis. It can lead us down rabbit holes where we lose track of the difference between our fantasies and the real world. It can cause us to mistake our fears for accurate ESP or get lost in a maze of self-fulfilling prophecies. I bring all of this to your attention, Taurus, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to hone and purify your intuition.

gemini (May 21-June 20): one of the most impressive elements of the egyptian uprising in January and February came after it was all over. eighteen days of street protests created a huge mess in Cairo’s tahrir square and the surrounding area. When Hosni Mubarak finally resigned and reforms began percolating, thousands of demonstrators returned with brooms and rubber gloves and garbage bags to set the place back in order. i urge you to follow a similar sequence in the coming weeks, gemini. agitate for change; rebel against the stale status quo; fight corruption and ignorance; and once your work has led to at least a partial success, clean up after yourself.


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A taxi driver in Springfield, Ill., picked up a fare who hadn’t even closed the door before he pulled a handgun and demanded money. The driver told police he noticed the car was still in gear, so he stepped on the gas and jerked the steering wheel back and forth, causing the gunman to fly out of the open passenger door and flee empty handed. (Springfield’s State Journal-Register) Two people in York, Pa., tried to sell stolen tools to Andrew Hamilton, who recognized the toolbox as his own. After verifying that his tools had been stolen, he notified police, who arrested Cody Lee Littrell, 34, and Rebecca Erinn Dice, 32. (The York Dispatch)

Other Than That, Mrs. Lincoln, How Was the Play? After its Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, killing 11 workers and causing the largest offshore spill in U.S. history, Transocean awarded bonuses to its executives for making 2010 the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.” The payout contrasts with 2009, when the company withheld all executive bonuses after incurring four fatalities that year “to underscore the company’s commitment to safety.” In its filing on executive pay, Transocean declared, “Notwithstanding the tragic loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico, we achieved an exemplary statistical safety record.” (The Wall Street Journal)

Second-Amendment Follies

Burglars broke into a police station in Uddington, near Glasgow, Scotland, during the night when the office was closed and stole uniforms and radios. “At no time has the safety of the public or any officer been jeopardized as a result of this break-in,” insisted a Strathclyde Police official. (Reuters)

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Objecting to drunken-driving reform proposals, Montana lawmaker Alan Hale declared that tough DUI laws “are destroying a way of life that has been in Montana for years and years.” Referring to the long drives in rural areas to get to bars, which he called “the center of the communities,” Hale, who owns a bar in Basin, insisted, “These DUI laws are not doing our small businesses in our state any good at all. They are destroying them.” Another opponent of DUI reform, Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, took issue with a proposal to revoke the licenses of teens caught drinking, even if they aren’t driving. He declared that DUI reform puts the legislature on “the path of criminalizing everyone in Montana.” (The Billings Gazette)

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A new Maine law lets people with one arm carry switchblade knives, becoming the first state to make an exception to laws that ban the use of the spring-action knives. Backers of the measure declared the measure saves one-armed people having to force open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies. (Reuters)

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Scientists said that a species of sea cucumber living off the British coast might have a future as haute cuisine. Holothuria forskali, which are animals, not plants, breathe through their anus, can liquefy their body and feed on waste from the sea bottom. A research team from Newcastle University is investigating the possibility of cultivating vast “herds” of sea cucumbers to consume waste from fish farms while allowing the harvest of commercial quantities of the earthworm-like species, which, at 10 inches, sea cucumber specialist Matt Slater noted “would fit on a plate.”

After budget cuts forced Chillicothe, Ohio, to close two of its three fire stations, the state cited the third station as a potential fire hazard and ordered the department to assign a firefighter to patrol the firehouse to make sure it isn’t on fire. The firefighter on patrol can perform no other duties, according to the state fire marshal’s office. Until a costly fire-detection and alarm system is installed and the existing sprinkler system passes inspection, the state said that whenever 10 or more firefighters are on duty, one must be assigned to stand “fire watch.” When only nine — the minimum required staffing — are on duty, the city will pay an additional firefighter overtime to repeatedly walk from the basement to the second floor and back. (The Columbus Dispatch)

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RadioShack and Dish Network partnered to offer free guns to first-time subscribers of satellite TV services in western Montana and southwest Idaho. “I might not even consider such a program if I were in Detroit city, but we have a different demographic out here,” said Steve Strand, owner of a RadioShack store in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, who came up with the guns-for-subscriptions offer. “All I can tell you is, grandma is packing a gun in Montana.” (Reuters)

Although some cultures, notably the Chinese, consider sea cucumbers a delicacy and an aphrodisiac, one Western diner rated their flavor “slightly lower than phlegm, the texture of which it closely resembles.” (Britain’s Independent and the New Zealand Herald)




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Your sexy, sultry, flirty addiction Looking for M/F dom to show me the ropes ;) I’m interested in exploring my dominant side and need some instruction. Want sexy, eager subs to play with! Ages 26/34. InkedAngel, 29, u,l, #120649 Reality Conquers All I desire a discreet one-on-one relationship. I have much to give sexually and mentally. I love being satisfied, but I always derive pleasure from satisfying my partner. I am new to “online” social events, but intrigued. If you’re interested in what I’ve put out there, let me know. Need_A_Change, 43, #120590

hungry In a committed relationship with a much less hungry man. He knows I am looking around but, out of respect, discretion is a must. I am looking for a man who wants discreet encounters to leave us breathless and wet. Laughter, playfulness, mutual respect a must. Into light bondage, oral play, etc.; mostly I want to get laid. penobscot, 41, u, #119855 Bunny I like sex nothing wrong with that. My goal here is to make a few friends to have some steamy sexual conversations with. I want to be strictly online with e-mail only. Don’t be afraid I am they bunny let me be your prey. Bunnyofsnow, 19,l, #119307


sweet, gentle hearted, funny Looking to make new friends and explore my options. TheGoddessFreya, 49,l, #120282 Skin-Deep Passion Freak Married to a man who is very supportive of my need for a woman; I’m dying to taste a woman. Have had innocent play with girlfriends but have never tasted or been tasted by a woman. I’m horny as hell for a hot femme but also need a connection and some emotional grounds to really let myself go. vtvegan, 32,l, #120509 Curious for a Woman

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Looking for a little spice in my life, I want to experience being with a woman. Married 25 years with one 1x1c-mediaimpact030310.indd 1 3/1/10 1:15:57 PM child. I have always been interested in this but never knew how to go about it. Daisy66, 44,l, #120423 waiting for training I am looking for an experienced teacher to help me explore my submissive side. playful, 40, #110554 Big Beautiful Oral Sexpot I am a very big beautiful woman w/ a heart of gold. I am looking for someone who will take care of me but not boss me around. I am a Christian woman with a high school diploma & a college certificate. I have long brown hair & blue eyes. Let’s hook up! TooHot4u, 48,l, #120020

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seeking outdoor orgasm In 17th-century French literature moustaches were a symbol of sexual prowess. Seeking an impressively moustachioed manual laborer for back-door sexploration, public rooftop rendezvous, and/or general chainsaw play. Fatties need not respond. TrailWorkingFlooze, 22, #118971 real woman for grown-up play Happily married woman in an openminded relationship seeking a similar F friend w/ benefits for one-on-one play. btvplayer, 41,l, #118193 Need more fun I usually don’t do this, but I need a little spice in my life. Tired of the same old stuff every day! I am willing to try new things, so give me a shout! lookn4fun, 22, #118014 Looking For Penis Ill be honest: I am sick & tired of fooling around w/ “boys”. Looking for a man who knows how to treat a woman like the sex slave she really is. Need a long-lasting man to sate my desires. pixiestickz, 21,l, #110656

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YOUNG, HUNG, ORALLY GIFTED Young, mature man in my prime, I seek to please all types of women, MILFS especially. Well hung, 9”, down for whatever, can’t host but can travel (or car fun?). Who’s game? crotchrocket4u, 26, u, #120818 sexpot you’ll see I’m a real 40-year-old male in great shape looking for friends with benefits and more. I am also 420 friendly. Let’s play? admin1969, 41, #120814 fine, discreet gentleman and lover Interested in a lover for a fit, attractive gentleman. Enjoy the sexiness of a real woman while giving her the adoration of an sensual lover. Looking for mutually satisfying daytime fun with a fun and mature lady. 123loveit, 46, #120805 Mature male with boner Just looking for fun encounters. Age, race, weight not important to me. John. sirrogue, 52, #120802 Monday Funday Hey, looking for some fun in the Burlington area. Female sex only, no bi or super-creepy stuff. Send me a message and I’ll defiantly reply, and I’ll try to respond to a flirt. Slim, athletic, tall, smart. standup, 21,l, #120801 Work Hard, Play Hard! I’m looking for a playmate! Someone who is active, adventurous, healthy and hoping to be happier! I’m hoping to find someone who might be interested in doing some mountain biking or other “strenuous” activities in the afternoon or, if we’re lucky, into the evening! I’m fit, active and “young” for my age, let’s just say! ValleyBoy, 46, #120795

Adventure seeker, Loyal, Respectful, Playful Looking for mature woman for play and conversation. Email, phone, in person, fantasy, reality, etc., will let you know when we talk. greatrides, 55, #120774 Curious Seeker 28-year-old male; blue eyes; brown, chin-length hair. I think my crotch is glorious. LOL. Hell, I’m typing, you’re reading: Who are you, I wonder? Let’s share a meal and see what’s up. NorwayOrYours, 28,l, #120742

than-enthusiastic participants. Seeking more willing partner(s). Pleasing a couple would be ideal, a single would be next best. Average build, not hairy, cut, average size. Looking for about the same. I like petite to average-ish women. lordemsworth, 54, #120645 Master of Spanking Therapy Dominant male looking to meet with males and females who seek a dominant force in their lives to play out their fantasies/desires of being disciplined. Limits respected. Discretion assured. Spankhard, 50, #120642

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I’ll make you smile Looking for discreet FWB-type situation. Chemistry is the deciding factor. skijustice, 47, #120739

fun couple seeks party girl Professional, good-looking, late thirties couple looking for a cool, hot girl to have some fun at our private house in the woods. Must be dog- and 420-friendly. dawnmc, 36,l, #120773

Tall, Blond and Horny Looking for a little on the side, not getting what I need. Can you help? I am interested in finding a FWB or couple for erotic times. newbie7359, 40, #120725

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fine, discreet gentleman and lover Interested in a lover for a fit, attractive gentleman. Enjoy the sexiness of a real woman while giving her the adoration of an sensual lover. Looking for mutually satisfying daytime fun with a fun and mature lady. 123loveit, 46, #120805 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFI LE: What’s underneath your bed? squeaky springs. good times Yes, I am looking for you so we can have some good old NSA sex. I do have a wife, but sex one or two times a month doesn’t work for me. I wanna meet someone who wants to have some hot NSA sex fun time during the week. If so, come on, let’s meet, it will be a good time. vtdave1234, 38, #109736 Fit and fun I am an attractive, fit, fun, busy guy looking for someone to hang out with. I teach martial arts, like to work out, eat healthy, and like to do fun things in and out of the bedroom. hardcorevt, 34,l, #120703 Stress Reliever I provide full-body stress relief with my hands. If you are in need of a totally satisfying experience, I am the one for you. I am 6’7”, 225, smooth former dude dorm model. Very discreet and nonjudgmental. I am available seven days a week, noon until 2 a.m. My name is CJ. Massageman11, 38, u,l, #120667 Try anything, open minded, sex crazed I am outgoing, very sexual, love naughty, but a little nice is fun, too. Looking for fun times, laughs and no strings if we agree, but may also decide to go long term, up to you. I’ll try anything once, love playing on webcam, taking pictures and videos. Let’s have some kinky, nasty fun! hrnyboyvt, 32, #103140 Enthusiasm wanted The enjoyment of my brief walks on the bi side (and too often my walks on the straight side) was lessened by less-

a bisexual girl for all-night fun. Looking for someone who’s clean and sexual. No BBW or butch girls. sexyburlingtoncouple, 23,l, #120729 free your mind Imaginative, open-minded couple looking for play dates with other open-minded couples who enjoy sex. Experience and age not as important as a sense of humour, wit and creative sexual ability!Will entertain endless combinations. open_up, 37,l, #120713 Explore the Possibilities Educated, attractive, Causasian, edgy couple looking for three- or four-way action with another couple, an active male to female transsexual, or a feminine man, including multiple oral play. Live your fantasy! STD free and expect same. funtimes, 50,l, #120682 2 Hotties and A doctor 25-year-old normal and attractive couple. I want to know what it’s like being with another girl, and he is all about it. Discreet, one-time thing, unless everyone is begging for more. Looking for an attractive 21-27-yearold clean girl. We want to talk via email and then buy you a drink. 2HottiesAndADoctor, 25,l, #120622

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‘90s night, I can’t dance! Thank you for attempting to dance with this crazy, dancing girl! I normally don’t approach people but loved your shyness and soft-spoken self. Let’s do something more on your turf next time! Yes, you, Chris, in the white/blue checked shirt whose friends whisked you away from me! When: Friday, April 15, 2011. Where: Club Metronome. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908880 two2tango (online) ChelseaAnn You’ve got the smile and the profile that sent my heart into a flutter. I’d love the chance to take you out for coffee and conversation. I’m free to be me, and I hope you’ve seen that. If you’re interested, I think we’d have a good time, so don’t hesitate; life’s too short. When: Saturday, April 16, 2011. Where: 7 Days Two2Tango. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908879 Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft Me: a happy woman with a cenobite tattoo who was taken by your compliment and smile. You: a kind, handsome man who also enjoys tattoos and horror. Would you ever be up for continuing our conversation when neither of us is working? Perhaps out to dinner or over coffee, Mr. Small black regular? When: Friday, April 15, 2011. Where: University Mall. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908878

Starbucks at a glance We shared glances and I sat across from you. You were with a fellow and his laptop. We said, “Hi” as you passed to leave. Then somehow we were side by side at the light, I couldn’t stop smiling, and I did nothing as you waved while we pulled out in different directions. “I can’t stop thinking about you!” When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Where: Starbucks, Williston Rd., S. Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908873

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witness to each other’s lives and never taking trust for granted. I love you and will always cherish the love you give me. When: Sunday, August 14, 2011. Where: our Worcester home. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908867 I’M IN PARIS WITH YOU Saw you at 3 Needs, you are were the most beautiful girl there. Was that crepo-looking guy your brother? I hope so, ‘cause he just looked like a big scuzy weirdo. Overherd something about you being a baker. Lets just say that I’m great at “baking bread.” Lets turn my house into a trove of passion. Your loving admirer, Samsonitexxx. When: Sunday, March 27, 2011. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Man. #908866 vegan cutie with bike cart I saw you on the corner of College and Church streets with a pink cart of vegan goodies. We made eye contact for just a second, but I was floored! You have the cutest smile I have ever seen! I wish I could ask you out on a coffee date. When: Thursday, April 14, 2011. Where: College st.. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908865 Morrisville Price Chopper You were a beautiful woman with long, dirty blond hair and slender, getting into your tan-/gold-colored Nissan Pathfinder SUV I think? I drove by while you were loading groceries, I walked by and we both turned our heads multiple times. Would love to see you. When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Where: Price Chopper, Morrisville. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908864 Fortuitous Eye Contact At Leunig’s? Me: tall male, brown hair, playing sax. You: female, sitting at the bar, long blond hair, very pretty. We caught each other’s eye repeatedly, but you left before I had a chance to talk with you. Meet sometime? When: Thursday, April 7, 2011. Where: Leunig’s Bistro. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908863

mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly five years. When we met, we were just out of grad school, still went out on weeknights, and ate ramen noodles and drank Miller Lite to save cash. Back then, the only entertainment we could afford was getting it on. Now we’re both “young professionals” who work 60 hours per week and barely have the energy for happy hour on Fridays, let alone marathon weekend sex (which we used to have all the time). We are still partners in crime, and I love him madly, but I miss him. I cringe at the thought of instituting “date night” — seems like something couples do to rekindle their love lives when there’s nothing left. Yet, at the same time, I want more time with him. I’m sick of going to bed every night, him with his work papers and me with my Blackberry. Can we get the excitement back without becoming a cliché?


Dear Deserter,

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Why on earth is your Blackberry going to bed with you? If you’re not using the phone’s vibrate setting for personal pleasure, that device shouldn’t be anywhere near your bed. If you are missing the intimacy that you and your “partner in crime” once shared, start by making your bed a no-work and notechnology zone — the time you spend under the sheets should be focused on each other. Unfortunately, Hollywood likes to portray “date night” as a chore that tired, lustless couples must perform on a weekly basis. But just because it gets a bad rap on television doesn’t mean there’s no merit to date night. The reality is, if you don’t carve out time for your relationship — and nobody else will do it for you — you’ll risk drifting further apart. My advice is to grab some ramen noodles and Miller Lite, toss your man’s briefcase and your Blackberry in a closet, and get back to your old selves — if only just for one date night. After you’ve reconnected, make some ground rules: No work in bed, at least one night a week to focus on each other and at least one weekend per month for marathon sex. It may be a little cheesy, but you have to remember — cheese is delicious.


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Hey, Sexy Massage Girl Me: kinda funny and talkative, just together at the movies slightly naughty but a total gentleman. Mimmos then the movies. Things You: sexier than heck with an infectious Cutie Cashier at Healthy Living 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 1 6/14/10 2:39:13 PM went well but I goofed up. I know laugh and beautiful breasts. ;) I’d You closed the drawer to your register you read I Spy so am saying I’m truly like to massage you. When: Friday, before handing me another dollar sorry. Didn’t mean to be a jerk, and you April 1, 2011. Where: St. Albans. in change. You could have shorted had my attention all through. When: You: Woman. Me: Man. #908877 me $20 and I wouldn’t have noticed. Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Where: Essex. I was captivated by your bright, You: Woman. Me: Man. #908872 #121 Spring Singles Party beautiful smile. When: Tuesday, Hi, #121, this is #139 in the purple dress. April 12, 2011. Where: Healthy Living. Costco I liked your moves. :) But I was not You: Woman. Me: Man. #908862 You asked me if I was in line and you able to introduce myself because of flashed a winning smile. You: short, an awkward setup through my friend Cute Blonde @ Big Pic sexy, silver hair, vest and snug jeans. who was there with me. Any chance I think your name is Amy. You Me: dress shirt and tie with a blue you’d like to grab a coffee and chat? introduced yourself to me a couple coat. I think my green Subaru likes Hoping so. When: Friday, April 15, 2011. years ago in Waterbury, but I think your gold CrossOver. When: Thursday, Where: Seven Days April Singles Party. you had a boyfriend. I’ve seen you a April 14, 2011. Where: Costco. You: You: Man. Me: Woman. #908876 couple of times since, but didn’t have Man. Me: Man. U #908870 the stones to strike up a conversation Der in Derby with you. I think I might be a bit older Share The Road Empty nest, cat-loving Tim from than you, but I’ve caught you smiling You found me. I have a cat, Shelburne, met at Derby Game, you at me. So? When: Wednesday, April though. When: Thursday, April gave me a month to complete a special 6, 2011. Where: Big Picture Theatre. 14, 2011. Where: personals. You: task for you. I have a status report for You: Woman. Me: Man. #908861 Man. Me: Woman. #908869 you. I’d call you but one of my digits left out one of yours (der!). Contact Eye Candy at City Market Ramona me if still interested. When: Saturday, We exchanged multiple glances at You are what I am looking for, but I’m April 9, 2011. Where: Derby Games. the market, ~6 p.m. I couldnt help but too old fashioned to go full on and look You: Man. Me: Woman. #908875 stare, enjoying everything I saw: both for love in the personals. Look for me, pantlegs rolled up, beige messenger the GlassMan. I want to meet you, but Matt who stopped by Borders bag, dirty-blond hair and, most in a coffee shop not on a computer. You were looking for a book to help importantly, your piercing eyes. I was When: Thursday, April 14, 2011. Where: with your new Android phone. wearing a pink shirt, gray coverup, black T2T. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908868 Unfortunately, we did not have the rimmed glasses, dirty-blond hair, darkbook in stock, but nonetheless we green messenger bag w/ mountains. Eternally grateful for your love shared some conversation and I was You rode away on your bike in the Through your constant strength and hoping that you would like to get opposite direction; wishing you had commitment I know that love is about together for dinner so we could talk followed me. I’ll make sure to say hi next paying attention to and taking care some more. When: Monday, April time you are around. When: Monday, of each other in each moment. It is 11, 2011. Where: Borders downtown. April 11, 2011. Where: City Market. never squandering the gift of one You: Man. Me: Woman. #908874 You: Man. Me: Woman. #908860 another. Loving consists of bearing

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