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1. “Champlain College Heads South — to Lakeside Avenue” by Shay Totten. Champlain College’s expansion continues in Burlington’s South End. 2. “Fair Game: If You Can’t Join ‘Em, Beat ‘Em” by Shay Totten. City Councilor Marrisa Caldwell’s resignation signals that the Progressive Party is slowly losing its grip on Burlington politics. 3. “Sleep Over” by Lauren Ober. The new Burlington Hostel on Main Street provides cheap, safe accommodations for frugal travelers. Don’t mind the burlap and the odd décor. 4. “Which Watchdog?” by Ken Picard. Tom Salmon, Ed Flanagan and Doug Hoffer are vying to be Vermont’s next state auditor in what may be the weirdest race of the year. 5. “First Bite: Shelburne Steakhouse & Saloon” by Suzanne Podhaizer. The new restaurant in the former Sirloin Saloon space lives up to its predecessor, and then some.
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As someone who is supporting Doug Hoffer’s candidacy for state auditor, perhaps I should have been pleased to ﬁnd Senator Ed Flanagan’s bicycle foibles chronicled in last week’s “Fair Game” [July 28]. Instead, I was both saddened and annoyed that Shay Totten devoted almost half of his column to discussing two bicycle accidents of a man who has experienced a traumatic brain injury. Though I believe that voters should know about incidents that question the judgment of elected officials, Flanagan’s judgment has already been well documented by Seven Days in both “Fair Game” and a feature article. It seems to me that the only person hurt in these accidents was Ed Flanagan. Totten would do well to display some compassion for Flanagan’s extraordinary circumstances and stick to reporting on the real political crimes in Vermont — such as deep cuts to human services and mental health budgets — rather than one man’s challenges in his recovery from a life-threatening injury. Sarah Robinson WINOOSKI
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So, now there is a “Cycling Academy” [“Feedback,” July 21]? I’m glad it is in Bennington, not [in Burlington]. Why
should VTrans count bikes? Bruce Lierman talks about “lane use.” What does that mean when he says “…use the lanes as they are marked”? To me, the lane is from the center line to the edge of the pavement, not from the center line to the fog line — you know, that white line along the edge of the road to warn drivers, in the fog, that they are near the edge of the pavement? Also, would Mr. Lierman explain “… the conditions in which you [motorists, I guess] may expect to see a cyclist using the full lane”? They shouldn’t be using the full lane. There is a “law” saying motorists have to give cyclists a 4-foot clearance when passing. Does that mean from a cyclist riding single ﬁle, or from the cyclist furthest from the right when they are riding two and three abreast? As most motorists know, when we encounter cyclists riding side by side, they don’t give way to the motorist. Mr. Lierman states that “VTrans collects no information on bicycle traffic,” but that VTrans counts bicycles as pedestrians if they are being walked and then as vehicles if they are ridden. How does Mr. Lierman know how VTrans regards cyclists if VTrans doesn’t count them? Cyclists should be tested, inspected and pay to use the highways. Let’s take back our roads. Mike Lavery
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vermont state auditor candidate Doug Hoffer graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and Jurisprudence, not the University at Buffalo as reported in last week’s story, “Which Watchdog?” … In last week’s “Facing Facts,” we reported that outgoing Burlington City Councilor Marrisa Caldwell is leaving the city council because she can’t find affordable housing in Ward 3. We stand by that information, but mistakenly attributed it to Caldwell herself; it came from other sources. Caldwell disputes the claim, and says that she is leaving Ward 3 for “personal reasons.”
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Only a fool changes his business model “on a whim” [“River Running Away,” July 28]. Ignacio Ruiz says he eliminated breakfast service at River Run, changed the restaurant’s name, and decided to serve only Spanish fare “on a whim.” It was on a whim that my husband, son and I happened to have breakfast at River Run, at what turned out to be the last day for this local institution. We did not spend days looking at our budget deciding if we could afford to keep having breakfast. We were sitting on the sofa and my husband says, “What about going to the River Run for breakfast?” That is a whim. If breakfast numbers were down for Mr. Ruiz, perhaps it has something to do with the food not always being as good as it was when Jimmy [Kennedy] was cooking, or that the food often takes much longer to come out of the kitchen than it used to. I was not confused by the restaurant’s dual personality. But I was twice confused by finding the place closed on a weekend day, after a 25-minute drive to get there. And there was no sign of explanation posted the second time this happened. I believe Ruiz closed as he did without warning because I think he knew that if he gave locals any advance notice, he would have been mobbed at breakfast time and mobbed with protests about eliminating breakfast. I have no idea how his Spanish fare is. But he will need to create a lot of goodwill with it to make up for the ill will he created by dispensing with River Run the way he did.
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Barefoot Bash The Marshﬁeld Summer Concert Series ﬁnale is a real shoo-in: Two Shoes Off serve up spirited, old-time tunes, drawing from New England traditions and Celtic melodies. The group, composed of Susannah Blachly, Daniel Haley, George White and Carter Stowell, spouts off three-part vocals in the open air as Ellen Cooke clogs. Listeners chill out with ice cream and cake. Sweet deal.
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ast week Superior Court Judge GEOFFREY CRAWFORD delivered a blow to storyteller MALCOLM “MAC” PARKER, ordering him to stand trial on a series of charges stemming w w w . s o s g e e k . c o m 16t-anjou052610.indd 1 5/24/10 11:35:31 AM from a decade-long, $13 million ﬁlm fundraising effort. The trial will take place in early November in Superior Court in Montpelier. State regulators are investigating Parker for allegedly failing to register as “securities” the investments that nearly 800 people made in his ﬁlm, Birth of Innocence. He also faces charges of failing to register as an agent to sell securities and provide investment advice, as well as charges of securities fraud. Over the past 10 years, Parker has raised at least $12.8 million, more than Friendly On-site Computer Support $3.6 million of which was paid to Dr. JAMES LOUIS SOTERIOU, a “silent partner” who disappeared earlier this year. 16t-rentageek102109.indd 1 10/19/09 6:37:12 PM Another $1.2 million was spent on the ﬁlm, according to court records. Those were the numbers as of midFebruary 2007. Court records show additional significant deposits were made between then and late 2009. But when the state froze Parker’s assets in late 2009, he had only $10,000 in the bank. A complete accounting of Parker’s You may be able to participate fundraising efforts, and expenses, was in a research program at the due in March, but never materialized. Judge Crawford reiterated he wants all University of Vermont! that info by September 3. STUDY #30: For ages 18-45 Now, in a new plot twist, about 30 in• You will learn strategies to decrease vestors representing roughly $3 million your anxiety and quit smoking! of the missing money want the court to • The study involves a total of 12 visits ensure the ﬁlm is completed as it was • Free Nicotine Replacement Patches are originally described to them. According included in the brief 4-session intervention to emails obtained by “Fair Game,” • Also earn monetary compensation for Parker wants to tweak it to include the most visits, totaling up to $142.50 in cash drama of the state investigation. The ﬁlm For more information or to set up an itself is largely a new-age exploration of appointment, please call 656-0655 self and spirit. Crawford agreed to take up the STUDY #33: For ages 18-65 group’s “petition,” which states that inThis study involves 2 visits, a total of vestors are “currently experiencing dire approximately 4 hours. If eligible you may shortages of funds to live on, and many be asked to quit for 12 hours. Participants also risk losing what amounts to their in the study may be paid $40 in cash entire life’s savings, saved college funds For more information or to set up and their credit because of his mishandling of funds.” A hearing is scheduled an appointment, please call for Friday morning in Washington Teresa at 656-3831 Superior Court.
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One of the aggrieved investors is who gave Parker nearly $525,000. He ﬁrst invested $100,000 in 2002 when Parker told him he only needed $400,000 to make the ﬁlm. Over time, Finkle invested more — everything above and beyond his basic living expenses. “I’m not bragging,” said Finkle, 74. “I’m admitting that I was fooled into believing him, and I’m very angry. That was my life’s savings, and for me the future looks very bleak.” Parker stopped making regular interest payments to Finkle in early 2009, doling out only what the man said he needed to survive. Finkle estimates that, with interest, Parker owes him roughly $630,000.
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Investors who remain supportive of Parker believe Finkle and like-minded investors are only creating more problems. “The result, far from a expeditious conclusion, will be literally years of litigation ensnaring all interested parties in a morass of differing views, needs and expectations,” investor and Parker conﬁdant CHRISTOPHER PARKER told “Fair Game” in an email. Meanwhile, SHARON GUTWIN, who loaned Parker $100,000, is trying to act as an intermediary between the two investor camps in hopes of holding the group together. Everyone still believes in the movie, she claimed, which is remarkable given all that’s transpired. “A lot of people do believe in the goodness of the movie, and that’s a good Vermont story. This is not New York City and BERNIE MADOFF,” said Gutwin. “This is about Mac Parker and a bunch of people who like him. It’s hard to believe they would give that much money to a person just because he’s asking for it.” Hard to believe, indeed.
Republican LEN BRITTON has been a big hit on the Internet with his satirical ad “Better Get a Paper Route, Billy” poking fun at a serious issue — the growing federal deﬁcit. Britton lays blame at the feet of Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT) and his ilk for out-of-control spending that, he says, is mortgaging the future of our kids. Britton hopes to unseat Leahy in the November election. Now Britton’s back with a new, equally clever sequel that features two kids and a G-Man in a sinking raft. Another G-Man is adding water to the boat with buckets labeled “stimulus” and “pork spending.” “Hey, mister, you’re going to sink this boat,” exclaims “Billy.” “Better bail faster, Billy,” the G-man recommends with a chuckle. The ad is a big hit on conservative websites Redstate.com and National Review Online. So far, it’s been viewed 25,000 times. The original “Billy” ad, 38,000 times. Meanwhile, the left-leaning Wonkette website lampooned the ad, questioning why a Senate candidate would promote drowning kids to score political points. Some people are so touchy. Britton, a former Hollywood screenwriter, is penning the ads himself but can’t seem to turn his online fame into fortune. This July 15 campaign-ﬁnance report showed little improvement in fundraising since April 30. He’s raised roughly $92,000, spent $87,000 and has about $4600 in the bank. At least it adds up. But the campaign reports $64,000 in unpaid debts, down from a reported $73,000 in unpaid debts on April 30. Will Vermont’s GOP bail out Britton?
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Since Democrat PETER SHUMLIN started airing television ads a month ago, two more Democratic gubernatorial candidates are following his media lead. To date, Shumlin has spent $160,000 on TV ads touting his courage and his plan to provide universal health care, universal broadband, universal pre-K and investment in renewable energy. Last week, Secretary of State DEB MARKOWITZ launched her ad, spelling out some key items embedded in her
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After three years at the helm, general manager ChriS BurnS is leaving beleaguered Burlington Telecom to take a new job outside Vermont. His departure comes just weeks before his contract was to expire; he was not a city employee. A week ago, the city council held a secret meeting to get an update on BT’s finances from consultant terry DorMan of Dorman & Fawcett in Quechee. City officials hope Fawcett can help BT renegotiate its lease terms with CitiCapital and put BT on sound financial footing. In the GM’s absence, Dorman & Fawcett will assume management of BT — not a good sign. Taking over day-to-day management is one of the most drastic steps a “turnaround” firm can take. Also chipping in will be gary evanS, CEO of Minnesota-based Hiawatha Broadband. Evans runs a fiber-to-thehome telecom and earlier this year started giving BT advice. Hmmm. m
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Sen. Susan Bartlett isn’t the only candidate under scrutiny of the Vermont Department of Labor for improperly classifying her campaign workers as consultants and not employees. Rep. Steve hoWarD (D-Rutland), a candidate for lite gov, has also been snagged by DOL. As a result, he may have to pay back taxes as well as unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance. Most of the major unions have endorsed Howard. Ouch. Howard’s primary challenger, Rep. ChriStopher Bray (D-New Haven), says he’s been paying his campaign workers as employees since they were hired — even providing health care. The only employee expense on Bray’s July 15 campaign-finance report was for workers’ compensation insurance. Bray said the other checks weren’t cut until after the filing deadline because he pays taxes and insurance on a quarterly basis.
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“JumpStart Vermont” jobs plan. It also highlights her executive leadership and problem-solving skills. This week Google exec and former state Senator Matt Dunne followed suit with a TV ad that touts his biography and business skills. The ad is narrated by well-known Vermont Public Radio storyteller WilleM lange. Some familiar faces appear in the ad, too: Sen. Patrick Leahy and former Pres. Bill Clinton. One problem: Dunne didn’t ask Leahy’s permission. Holy faux endorsements, Batman! “Senator Leahy would not have agreed to allow his image to be used because he is not endorsing in the primary,” said Carolyn DWyer, Leahy’s campaign manager. Dunne’s campaign manager Kevin O’Holleran, said the campaign was not trying to play fast and loose with Leahy’s image, but it has no plans to remove the pic, either. “We used the best images we had of Matt that touch on the many aspects of his career,” said O’Holleran. The pic in question was a speech to a hometown crowd that just happened to include Leahy. Sen. SuSan Bartlett has no plans to launch a TV ad, but will launch web ads “soon,” says campaign manager John Bauer. State Senator and former Lt. Governor Doug raCine launched an online ad that will hit TV airwaves Monday. The ad claims Racine will provide “honesty,” not “empty promises” to voters. Racine’s advisor, Joe trippi, believes that’s the winning pitch. We’ll know soon enough.
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n July 23, 36-year-old Paul West of Hinesburg sped off after a Williston police officer tried to pull him over for driving erratically on Williston Road. According to published reports, West raced away in a 1996 Chevy Blazer, struck a power pole a short distance away, and was killed almost instantly.
In Vermont, high-speed chases rarely occur, but when they do they can be deadly. Between 1982 and 2007, there were 39 deaths involving police pursuits, and seven of the casualties were occupants of vehicles uninvolved in the chase, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thirty-one were passengers in or drivers of the vehicles being pursued. Even the nonlethal chases can still pose costly liability issues. How can police officers prepare for rare situations that will test their splitsecond reflexes? For that they turn to John Gonyea, who knows how to stress out cops. In fact, he’s the police academy’s resident expert at it. One moment, Gonyea can make officers race down Interstate 89 at 90 miles per hour on a rainy night in pursuit of a fleeing felon. The next, he can drop them into a busy intersection on Shelburne Road at midday to see how they stop a drunk driver weaving across three lanes of traffic. Gonyea can also make a pedestrian step off the curb in front of the police cruiser, or order a dump truck to run a red light, just to make things interesting. “You can get into crashes, roll cars and all kinds of other craziness, and nobody gets hurt but the person’s ego,” says Gonyea. “And we learn from it.” Gonyea is the official driving instructor at the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council in Pittsford. He creates all this white-knuckle mayhem using a new training tool: a $200,000 driving simulator that helps new cadets and sworn officers become safer, smarter and more effective behind the wheel. The simulator, which can be transported around the state on a trailer and is also used for training firefighters and snowplow operators, was purchased last year through a federal grant obtained by Sen. Bernie Sanders and a donation from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT). The simulator is part of a new, comprehensive driving class the police academy launched in 2009. The intensive, 32-hour course covers a wide range of skills, including defensive driving, vehicle
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maintenance, skid control, dynamics, turns, performance driving and high-speed pursuits. Officers already on the job can take a modified version of the course. Why is the state investing so much time and money in teaching police officers to drive better? Simply put, because high-speed driving, especially chases, is the most dangerous thing they do. Each year, more officers die in motor-vehicle accidents than in shootings — at a nationwide rate of about one officer every six weeks. They’re not the only ones getting killed in chase situations. A 2004 study by the University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center found that, of the approximately 300 Americans killed each year in police pursuits, nearly one third are innocent bystanders. That’s an average of three victims every week. Such collateral damage might be defensible if most fleeing suspects posed a serious threat to public safety. However, few do. Statistically, nearly nine of every 10 high-speed chases are initiated for nonviolent and relatively minor offenses, such as drunk driving, suspended license and drug possession. The image of a gun-wielding kidnapper leading police on a high-speed tear through rush-hour traffic is more of a reality for Hollywood directors than for the highway patrol. Police aren’t to blame when drivers
such as West fail to stop when ordered to do so. But Gonyea tells his students their decisions can dramatically affect the outcome of a pursuit, especially whether innocent people will be injured or killed. His class includes an extended discussion of the “fight-or-flight” response that kicks in during a police chase and how it can alter an officer’s ability to function, make decisions and operate a vehicle. The “adrenaline dump” that occurs during a chase causes the body to go into protective mode, which can diminish fine motor skills, cause tunnel vision, alter hearing and warp the officer’s perception of time by speeding it up or slowing it down. Police call it “blue-light fever.” Captain Ray Keefe commands the Vermont State Police Troop D based in Rockingham. He also chairs the fourmember committee that reviews the roughly 35 to 50 chases in which troopers engage each year, regardless of their speed or duration. Keefe says his agency takes pursuits “extremely seriously” — and with good reason. On June 15, 2003, Trooper Michael Johnson, 39, was killed on I-91 in Norwich right after he had deployed tire spikes to stop a fleeing suspect. When the driver, Eric Daley, swerved to avoid the spikes, he lost control of the car and struck and
killed the trooper, who was standing on the median. Following Johnson’s death, the VSP undertook an extensive review of its pursuit policy and rewrote it entirely. “I’ll be frank with you. Since this whole thing kicked off in 2003, the change has been pretty vast,” says Keefe, who was Johnson’s commander at the time of his death. Notably, Keefe says the state police, like many other police departments around Vermont, now has someone who’s not behind the wheel, such as a commander or shift supervisor, calling the shots and making the final decision whether and when to discontinue a chase. (An officer can also discontinue an unsafe pursuit at his or her discretion.) That decision is based on various factors, including the time, location, speed and direction of the chase, weather and road conditions, and the driver’s alleged offense. For example, is the driver a suspected ax murderer? A drunk who just plowed through a crowded schoolyard? Or, did he run a stop sign? Sometimes, Keefe says, it’s safer and easier to discontinue the pursuit and have a cruiser waiting in the suspect’s driveway. Police chases aren’t just dangerous; they’re also costly. According to Deputy Chief Walt Decker of the Burlington Police Department, high-speed pursuits are one of the “big three” liability issues departments wrestle with — along with racial profiling and use-of-force lawsuits over firearms, Tasers and pepper spray. A department’s pursuit policy can help or harm the agency’s bottom line. In Vermont, each municipality currently writes its own motor-vehicle chase protocol, but that may change soon. The VLCT, which provides property, casualty and workers’ compensation insurance to most municipalities in Vermont, recently hired an Indianapolis-based consulting firm to put together model policies for, among other things, vehicle pursuits. A draft of that policy is expected to come back in the next few weeks. Joe Damiata, VLCT’s manager for safety and health promotion, says one goal is to standardize the policies statewide, given that chases can quickly move from one jurisdiction to another. “It’s nice to know that Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester and Essex are all on the same page and know when to back off or when to pursue,” Damiata says. “We feel that this will give them all a model that they can all work with.” m
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Emily Peyton: There’s one source of income that hasn’t been tapped that in all fairness should be: derivatives. What we’re looking at is a Wall Street Transfer Tax. Right now, all those transactions are happening tax-free. Yet, because of the bailouts, each person is going to be responsible for something to the tune of $44,000.
EP: I’m much more conservative on a personal level than people might think. I don’t smoke pot. I’m not even addicted to chocolate. I do like a cup of coffee. I’m not as wacky as it seems.
How she rolls: Peyton performs a cleansing ritual called “Free Your Inner Sovereign” to liberate people who feel trapped by “corporate bureaucracy” and “political mastery.” Participants are wrapped in red crepe paper to symbolize red tape, and wear a mop on their heads to symbolize clean minds. At the end, they spin out of the tape like a spool of thread and toss off the mop like a graduation cap. Then they are told, “You are sovereign. Go now and let your freedom grow freely.”
Family: Peyton grew up in East Dorset, Vt., Princeton, N.J., and Cambridge, Mass. The daughter of musicians, Peyton was trained in music notation theory and says she’s penned operas and musicals. Her partner is a mechanic. She has two children: Joe, 20; MaxAnthony, 19.
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very Friday, Seven Days is proﬁling a “fringe” candidate seeking statewide office on our staff blog, Blurt. While the term “fringe” might seem disparaging, we don’t intend it to be. Vermont has a strong tradition of putting independent and third-party candidates on the ballot, which gives them a chance to pitch radical ideas that could improve the lives of Vermonters. The reality is, these candidates seldom garner more than one percent of the vote, and thus remain on the fringes of the state’s political system. The Q&A below is excerpted from last week’s interview with gubernatorial wannabe Emily Peyton. You can read the whole exchange on Blurt at sevendaysvt.com.
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was the most unpopular president in American history up to that point. He was reviled by many people.” A surprising link Shaplin found: “One of the slanders that was common to use against Abraham Lincoln was that he was a half-breed, or that he was half black,” he says. “People who hated him called him ‘King Abrahamus Africanus the First.’ Abraham Lincoln was actually called by his political enemies, satirically, the first black president.” Among these enemies was the Know-Nothing Party, “an almost identical cultural phenomenon to the Tea Party,” he notes. Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth was a member. “When I do historical research, I gravitate toward the moments that don’t make sense … the unresolvable contradictions,” Shaplin says. He believes a playwright’s task is to raise questions, not answer them. The tumultuous time
hen adriano shaplin writes a new play, it’s a safe bet to expect the unexpected. The Burlington-born and -bred founder of the edgy Riot Group theater troupe tackles unusual aspects of thorny contemporary situations. For example, Hearts of Man (2009) focuses on an accused pedophile snared in an Internet sting as it ponders how the judicial system protects or creates victims. Other recent topics include a wartime attempt to assassinate a Middle Eastern dictator and cutthroat media competition to cover 9/11. Shaplin describes his new work, Freedom Club, as “a savage comedy about the delirium and danger in American extremism.” For audiences accustomed to the playwright’s modern settings and minimalist visual aesthetic, the script takes “unexpected” to surprising new places. The first act features elaborate 19th-century costumes and appearances by Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. The second half happens in the future: Tea Partying Virginia, 2015. This weekend and next, the Old North End’s new off Center for the dramatiC arts — cofounded by Riot Group member paul sChnabel — hosts six workshop performances before the show’s official world premiere next month in Philadelphia. In a phone interview from his New Jersey home, Shaplin details the project’s genesis. Freedom Club’s fresh look and ambitious scope result from an 18month collaboration between the Riot Group and another avant-garde ensemble, Philly’s New Paradise Laboratories. “It seemed like the companies were mirror realms of each other,” Shaplin explains. Riot Group is “a very language-
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of Lincoln provided plenty for Freedom Club. “Why was the right to vote given to former slaves but withheld from white women?” he wonders. And “what is the place of rebellion in our political culture” throughout history? The script explores the ongoing tension between individual freedom and membership in what Shaplin calls “the American club.” One club Shaplin has belonged to since childhood is the Queen City’s theater scene. Although almost every Riot Group show “has made it to Burlington at some point,” bringing Freedom Club to town for its final tuneup marks “the first time we’re showing something here first,” he says. “It’s a sophisticated piece. We know the Burlington audiences are responsive, honest, sophisticated … Every performance is an opportunity for us to take the temperature of the audience,” he notes. “We’ll be soliciting feedback every night. “We’re also really excited about the opening of the Off Center,” Shaplin continues. “When I was involved in Burlington theater, I was part of that dream of having spaces that could host and accommodate all the talent … Spaces unlock what can go on.” m Freedom Club, presented by the Riot Group and Philadelphia’s new Paradise laboratories, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. August 12-14 and 18-20 at 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. offcentervt.com
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ou might expect to admire the styling of a new car at a dealership, but paintings? SHEARER CHEVROLET steps outside the gear box with “Art Affair,” a new venture that puts visual art in its Shelburne Road showroom alongside the latest four-wheeled models. Art Affair is the brainstorm of Shearer’s marketing adviser MILISSA O’BRIEN of Hinesburg, and its debut exhibitor is RAIMOND DEL NOCE SENIOR, a 90-year-old artist and former advertising exec with the international J. Walter Thompson agency. After a career that took him all over the world, Senior settled
As it happens, Shearer’s inaugural artist had an “in” — Senior’s son-in-law DANIEL BOKAN is the dealership’s general manager. But it’s not like the favoritism was unwarranted; Senior’s paintings would be at home in any number of contemporary galleries. The watercolor works include ﬁgurative pieces — the artist explains he’s “tremendously interested in Native Americans” and “crazy about nature,” including wild creatures such as tigers. But the exhibit is dominated by thickly painted, textured abstractions in vivid colors. Senior says the “paintings
was color with the vibrancy of stained glass, or backlit images such as those on television and computer screens. Two of his inspirations, Senior says, are the Rose Window at Chartres Cathedral in France, “with the sunrise coming in,” and the Taj Mahal, glowing with illumination at nighttime. Senior arrived at a technique that amply enhances both color and light: He eschewed brushes and began to apply watercolor pigments squeezed straight from their tubes, instantly giving ﬂat surfaces a dramatic topography, and then coated the works with casting
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are a little bit chaotic, because that’s the way nature is.” If he embraces artistic messiness, Senior is a sartorially put-together gent. He shows up for an interview at Shearer nattily attired in chinos, a crisp blue shirt, forest-green jacket and ascot. A shock of white hair complements his twinkly eyes and mischievous mien. Senior’s lively pronouncements make clear that age has not diminished his passion for making, or talking about, art. After working with watercolors for 20 years, he notes, Senior began to ﬁnd the paintings dull and experimented with ways to brighten them. What he sought
in Shelburne this June with his wife and fellow painter, KIM SENIOR. More than 40 of his mixed-media pieces are currently displayed on zigzagged wire racks in between a Silverado and a Corvette. When you think about it, an auto showroom is a great place to hang art: The spacious quarters are ﬂooded with light from ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows. But, while BURLINGTON SUBARU up the road has participated in the annual SOUTH END ART HOP, Shearer appears to be the ﬁrst local car dealer to offer ongoing exhibits, complete with opening receptions. O’Brien is seeking other artists to participate in future shows.
resin. The results are deeply textural and super-glossy paintings — Senior calls them “dimensional watercolors” — that invite close inspection. As O’Brien puts it, “The more I look at these, the more I see in them.” That is literally true, not only because of the layers and play of light and shadow, but because Senior frequently collages images beneath the paint. In one such work, for example, Native American faces peek through swirls of color as if appearing in a dream. Another painting resembles fractured pieces of glass. Reﬂections leap from all the works like fractals. The paintings on display at Shearer, priced from about $100 to $600, are set against black mats and foamcore, and 12v-Blackhorse081110.indd titled by Kim. Excited about his ﬁrst Vermont exhibit, Senior is contemplating how to get even more dimensions in artworks. “Touch and smell and sound are hugely important,” he muses. “If someone could ﬁgure that out…”
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the Vermont has established a new tradition in the Champlain Islands: plein-air presentations of the Bard’s plays. So far, founders Jena Necrason and John Nagle have staged engaging interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors. For an amphitheater, VSC uses a funky, semiforested space nestled in North Hero’s Knight Point State Park. The venue perfectly suits the company’s family-friendly mission “to make classical theater accessible and hip.” But last summer, the echo of iambs fell silent in the isles. Spouses Necrason and Nagle stayed in New York City to concentrate on a more important workin-progress. Son Jackson, their first child, was born last August 4. “That was the production for 2009,” says Necrason. “And it was a big one!” This weekend, the troupe returns to Knight Point with five performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Nagle directs the show; Necrason choreographs. The romantic comedy marks a shift away from the Bard’s broader comedic fare. Like all three plays VSC has previously produced, Much Ado lends itself well to outdoor staging with an ensemble cast, Necrason explains. The setting is sunny Italy, and many scenes take place outside. The play’s “airy estate feel” also offers the opportunity to follow a visual aesthetic that differs from the “bright, bold style” of recent VSC shows, she observes. “We wanted to choose something that was a little more romantic, more poetic,” Necrason says, “where we could sort of pare it down and simplify.” Much Ado also represents a thematic transition. “Even though it’s a comedy,” says Necrason, “it’s also a complex love story, a mature love story.” The saga of young fiancés Hero and Claudio ostensibly drives the plot. But Shakespeare really sharpens his quill for the barbed battle between confirmed bachelorette Beatrice and even more firmly committed-to-bachelorhood Benedick. They hate each other at first sight. So their meddlesome friends concoct a mean scheme: Make ’em fall in love! “Man versus woman, the eternal battle of the sexes — everybody can relate to it,” Necrason declares. In the VSC production, spouses Jenny and shakespeare Company
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with you.” Next up in my cab was a woman, maybe 30, staying with a friend on Bartlett Bay Road. “What a convenient place to live,” I jested. “Right next to Magic Hat Brewery. Yee-haw.” On the drive down Shelburne Road, the woman told me she had just quit a job she hated in San Francisco and was moving to Vermont. “My life is passing by, and I felt it was time to start doing the thing I love most, which is writing.” “Well, good for you,” I said. “Vermont is the place to fulfill your dreams, and it sounds like now is the best time to do it.” I dropped my San Francisco lady and hustled back to town. At the Ben & Jerry’s corner of Church Street, a gaggle of tour-
It seemed like a mixture of adults and a lot of exuberantly dancing teenagers, mostly girls. The crowd was at least half Indian, many of the older women dressed in brightly colored saris. A man stepped through the function room’s outside door to smoke a cigarette, and I could hear blasting Bollywood music. I asked the partygoer, “Is that a wedding?” “No, not a wedding,” the man replied with a smile. “It’s a sweet-16 party. My niece.” At that moment, a call came in from a longtime customer. “It’s Ivan and Jill from Lakeshore Drive,” he said. “We’re at Drink. Could you take me and my wife back home? On the way, we need to drop off Myra on Macrae. Somehow, Dan got lost, and she is pissed.” I scooped up the three of them, and I could tell Myra was not a happy wifey. I know all these people fairly well, having driven them for years. Dan, her husband, is a good guy, but apparently he wasn’t behav-
Dan is a gooD guy, but apparently he wasn’t behaving himself this evening. ists flagged me down to take them to the Comfort Inn on Route 7. They were all decked out in biking shorts and the like, some with colorful kerchiefs around their necks. “Is five OK wit you?” one of the men asked, his Québécois accent making me think of a plate of steaming poutine. “No problem,” I assured him. “Just put the biggest person in the front with me and the other four in the back.” As it turned out, the tallest among them couldn’t have been more than 5’7”. “You are some petite Montréalers,” I joked as they piled in. “Like Munchkins.” “Munchkin?” said a woman in the back. “Qu’est-ce que c’est?” “You know — The Wizard of Oz? The little people?” “Ah — oui, oui!” she said, and they all laughed. “We are de Munchkin people.” They told me they were bicycling up to Grand Isle the next day, and I recommended Penny Cluse for breakfast before
“Thanks, brother,” he said, “but you might as well just take me to my hotel. My night is over, man.” My next fare, a silver-haired lady, was going to the Marriott on Battery Street. On the jog through town, we passed a group of women laughing uproariously — a bachelorette party in full swing. The star of the evening wore a gold tiara and a frilly, violet-hued boa wrapped around her neck. Tucked under her arm, this bride-to-be carried a 5-foot-long pink balloon with two cantaloupe-sized balloons attached at the bottom. “Oh, Lord, is that what I think it is?” my customer queried from the back seat. “Yup, I believe so,” I replied. “Well,” she said, “I fear this bride might be seriously disappointed on her wedding night.” I dropped the fare at the Marriott and noticed a party under way in the fully windowed first floor of the new addition.
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t was the heart of the summer and the Queen City was jamming. The fares spilled in and out of my taxi in waves, each one a mini-story unto itself. The cul-de-sac at the terminus of College Street was eerily quiet. I was about to zip up the hill when I noticed a bride and groom walking up from the boat docked next to the Community Boathouse. As the newly minted husband held his wife’s hand, she reached down to shed her high heels. The cliché is true: Every bride is beautiful. This girl was stunning in swaths of white chiffon. The groom was no slouch himself in a snazzy tuxedo, his tie undone and a smile on his face like he’d just won the lottery. I called out to the betrothed through the open window of my taxi, “Hey, you folks need a ride anywhere? It’s on me.” They looked at one another and nodded. “Sure,” the woman replied. “That’d be so sweet. We’re only going up to the Hilton, but my feet are killing me.” They climbed into the backseat — no small job for the bride in her wedding gown — and the two of them held four hands as one, their eyes glued to one another for the short hop to Battery Street. “Have a great marriage,” I said as they got out at their hotel, and I continued up the hill. Moments later, a mom and her son hailed me in front of American Flatbread. “We’re staying at the Doubletree,” she said, “but could we stop somewhere to pick up playing cards?” “Absolutely,” I replied. “I believe they sell cards at the downtown Shell.” At the store, the boy enthusiastically volunteered to go in and make the buy. Simple things can be exciting when you’re 10 years old. “My son is crazy into card tricks,” the woman said with a weary, maternal sigh. “He just has to show me his new ones.” “You are a good mom,” I said. “And, hey — at least the kid still wants to hang out
they set out. “What kind of name is dat?” one of the Munchkins asked. “If I got this right, I think it was the name of the owner’s dog. You know — le chien.” I know about 23 French words and will not pass up an opportunity to use them. A bit later, back downtown by the Vermont Pub & Brewery, a nattily dressed African American man raised a hand. He turned out to be from D.C., an environmental lawyer for the State Department up here for a meeting. “Man,” he said, “this town is young. Where does an older person go for a drink and some music?” I chuckled and said, “That’s a good question. The night scene here is real young. In B-town, you’re over the hill by your mid-thirties.” I laughed again. “I guess that makes me over the hill, through the dale and all the way to grandma’s house. Hey, I’ll tell ya what — I could take you to the bar at the Holiday Inn. You get a nice older crowd there.”
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Hopes, the arrest of the railroad bartender happened in the 1950s; though I found no record of any such event during that decade, I did turn up one from the ’70s. On July 18, 1972, Amtrak’s Texas Chief train was boarded by state and local police when it pulled into Oklahoma City. Liquor was confiscated and the lounge car attendant was arrested, jailed overnight, and charged the next day under a law against operating an “open saloon” — i.e., selling alcohol for on-premises consumption. The raid didn’t come completely out of the blue. Some time earlier a newspaper reporter, no doubt smelling a story, had informed the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Board that the newly formed Amtrak was selling liquor on its trains while they were en route through Oklahoma. When the board raised the subject with Amtrak, the railroad agency made it clear it had no intention of complying with the law. Resolving to force the issue, Oklahoma officials apparently called up their counterparts in
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Kansas, a state with similarly tough liquor laws. On the same day as the Oklahoma City arrest, agents of the Kansas attorney general boarded a train in Newton, Kan., and arrested the conductor, a lounge-car attendant, and a diningcar waiter for serving booze. Amtrak sued both states in federal court. The Oklahoma judge ruled in favor of Amtrak, but the Kansas judge ruled against, on the grounds that the federal Prohibition repeal granted the states broad powers to regulate alcohol. The Kansas decision was affirmed by the Supreme Court, and the Oklahoma decision was overturned on appeal. Upshot: no booze on trains in Oklahoma or Kansas. Did Amtrak yank its Oklahoma service out of spite? For an answer, we contacted Doug Loudenback, an amateur Oklahoma historian, who in turn consulted Dean Schirf, former vice president of government relations for the Oklahoma City chamber of commerce. The facts: For economic reasons, passenger rail service contracted sharply in Oklahoma during the 1960s, just as it did in the rest of the country. When Amtrak took over in 1971, there was just one train left, the Santa Fe-bound Texas Chief. Despite losing the liquor case in 1974, Amtrak continued operating this run, renamed the Lone Star, until 1979, when it and several other runs elsewhere were dropped following budget cuts. Some wrangling preceded this decision, but
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there’s no sign it turned on liquor sales, and in any case Amtrak continued to operate in Kansas, where presumably the same grudge would have applied. In short, while there may be some deserted old railroad towns in Oklahoma, the notion that they got that way because of a liquor dispute is a flight of writerly fancy. Lest you think this subject has no continuing relevance, the Amtrak liquor cases came up not too long ago in a dispute between the state of New Mexico and US Airways. In 2006 a drunken passenger got off a US Airways flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque and subsequently crashed while driving the wrong way on the highway, killing himself and five others. The airline was cited by New Mexico authorities for serving alcohol without a state liquor license, a
estlake exaggerates — always the way with novelists. But Oklahoma and its idiosyncratic liquor laws give the imaginatively inclined a lot to work with. There’s a kernel of truth to the tale. Oklahoma, admitted to the union in 1907, long prided itself on being a bone-dry state. I came across a 1918 court case in which the Santa Fe railroad, fearing the wrath of state officials, refused to accept a shipment of communion wine to a Catholic priest in Guthrie, Okla. (The courts ultimately ruled such shipments were allowed.) As you say, Oklahoma was one of the few states that continued to outlaw liquor sales after the end of Prohibition — a booze ban wasn’t dropped from the state’s constitution till 1959. As recounted in Drowned
Dear cecil, In the Donald E. Westlake novel Drowned Hopes, character tom Jimson says oklahoma remained dry following the repeal of Prohibition and was so feisty about it that officials arrested a bartender serving drinks on a through train. In revenge, the passenger railroads pulled their trains out of oklahoma, with the result that old railroad towns became ghost towns — even Amtrak didn’t provide service in the state. Is there anything to this?
What Lies Beneath Vermonters take to the river … with snorkel masks B y Br ian Mohr photos: Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
Ben Falk snorkeling in the Mad River
t’s unlikely anyone will discover colorful coral reefs or schools of tropical fish in Vermont’s rivers anytime soon, but that doesn’t rule out snorkeling as a fascinating way to explore the region’s many natural watercourses. While river snorkeling is by no means destined to become the next Olympic event, some Vermonters can’t seem to get enough of it — and for good reason. “It’s the closest thing to the feeling of flying that I’ve ever experienced,” says Moretown resident Ben Falk about his river-snorkeling habit. “And moving downriver, I think it’s about as
close as you can get to a zero-gravity experience.” Embracing Vermont’s warmest season, Falk, 32, who once lived and snorkeled in the Bahamas, frequently pedals his bike down to one of the many small gorges along Vermont’s Mad River. August is perhaps his favorite month: The heavier rains and higher river levels of early summer are over, but the warmest water and air temperatures are still around. Often accompanied by friends, and clad in no more than his snorkel mask and swim shorts, Falk starts by working his way upstream, swimming and moving from one calm pool to the next. Where there
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is some current, he climbs along the river bottom with his hands and feet, exploring the river basin’s underwater world. “The movements upstream are incredibly similar to those used when rock climbing … but instead of gravity, it’s the river pushing against you,” says Falk. When not in the river, Falk spends most of his time farming, and designing and building “whole human habitats” — that is, regenerative food-, soil-, energyand fuel-producing landscapes and eco-conscious buildings — for schools, community organizations and private landowners through his business, Whole Systems Design. Underwater, he sees
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“the results of what our communities are doing on the land,” Falk says. And it’s not all good. After a rainstorm, evidence of excessive soil erosion and water pollution is hard to miss. These effects keep him out of the water for a few days, but they also inform his design/build work, which focuses on landscapes that minimize erosion. “It’s amazing how quickly many of our rivers will clear up,” says Falk, “but it’s alarming how much precious soil and pollution we’re letting run into our rivers.” After moving upstream for a while, Falk turns downriver, spreads his arms
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othing in the slumping town of Springfield points the way to “Stellafane.” Without detailed directions, and the small sign affixed to a tree on the second dirt road, you’d never find the oldest “star party” and telescope-making convention in the U.S. Every August, atop a dark hilltop just outside this southern Vermont town, roughly a thousand amateur astronomers and telescope makers gather to share their heavenly hobby. Since its 1926 founding, Stellafane — which translates as “shrine to the stars” — has quietly grown into a geek fest of epic proportions, a Woodstock for stargazers. Why Springfield? Because it’s the birthplace of Arctic-exploring, telescope-building Russell Porter, who firmly believed anyone — even women! — could build a contraption to bring the night sky closer. While employed at Springfield’s once-famous Jones & Lamson Machine Company, Porter started teaching telescope-making techniques to some of his coworkers. They formed a club, the Springfield Telescope Makers, that founded Stellafane 75 years ago. With the exception of a few years during World War II, the group has met every summer since on Porter’s “Breezy Hill” property — now an 80-acre convention site the 120-member organization owns outright. Although the event is no longer top secret, Stellafane doesn’t seek publicity. And the pricing, at 40 bucks a head, discourages casual visitors. No advertising was needed to draw a crowd to last weekend’s convention, which featured three nights of clear, dark skies and a keynote speaker from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Like Tom Spirock, who served as my “star party” guide, most conventioneers would come even if the prediction was for “Stella-rain,” as the event is nicknamed in wet weather. Forty-one-year-old Spirock, who works for a company that makes
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STELLAFANE — WHICH TRANSLATES AS “SHRINE TO THE STARS” — HAS QUIETLY GROWN INTO A GEEK FEST OF EPIC PROPORTIONS,
A WOODSTOCK FOR STARGAZERS. computer equipment for military vehicles, hasn’t missed a cosmic convergence in 25 years. My retired astrophysicist father told me about Stellafane. But he never actually attended the summertime gathering. Outside of a few earlychildhood viewing sessions, I don’t remember him looking at the sky much. It’s been sort of a lifelong embarrassment, being the daughter of an astronomer, to admit I can’t tell Vega from Venus. Stellafane was an opportunity to test the romantic rep of my father’s profession. Spirock, known as “Spock” for his
cool, Vulcan manner, wasn’t at all surprised to hear about my dad’s apparent dispassion for “observing.” He explained the difference between pros like him and the amateurs who attend Stellafane, noting the two groups don’t interact much. “Most professionals don’t look through the telescope,” Spirock said, “not on the job, anyway. They’re not into it for the fun of it.” Oddly, though, amateurs contribute to professional astronomy more than dabblers in almost any other science. “Amateurs discover planets, they discover comets,” Spirock noted. Seventh
graders in California recently discovered a cave on Mars. “There are so few professional astronomers, and so many stars.” The Springfield Telescope Makers spend as many hours looking down as gazing up. You can’t be a voting member of the club until you’ve made your own mirror — the most crucial component of a functioning telescope. It has to be precise within a half of a millionth of an inch to accurately “image” the object being observed. This focus on the mechanical aspects of astronomy makes Stellafane unique among American “star parties.” Porter believed a hands-on approach to the instrument was the best way to understand the science, so the mirror-making tradition lives on in Springfield. Spirock couldn’t wait to get me to a glass-grinding demonstration — one of many daytime activities for Stellafane’s hands-on galaxy gazers. Even spouses, such as Kim Cassia of Monroe, Conn., aspire to Stellafane’s unique rite of passage. “My husband is the astronomer,” said Cassia, who spent all day Thursday checking in vehicles arriving from all over the East Coast. “But I’m making a mirror.” Her husband’s story is more typical of the Stellafane crowd, which appears to be predominantly fifty- and sixtysomething men who grew up during the space race. Dennis Cassia’s mother bought him a telescope in 1962, and after the boy found Saturn by accident, he got interested in “what else was out there.” Throughout his career as a professional firefighter, Cassia kept his hobby to himself. “I get all my camaraderie up here,” he said, adding that even the “superfamous” people who attend Stellafane are almost always accessible and “down to earth.” Former moon-walking astronaut Alan Bean was last year’s featured speaker. “Everybody up here gets you,” Cassia offered. “They’re all different, but they’re all the same. They know why you’re here.”
Meredith Muller works on her mirror
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Meet the stars of the “star party” in Eva Sollberger’s “Stuck in Vermont,” at sevendaysvt.com.
all archival images courtesy of springfield telescope makers. stellafane images: paula routly, except where noted.
The Pink House
ack at Breezy Hill on Friday, the Pink House was packed with people. The hut’s ship-cabin interior lends itself to congregration, and the low ceilings and big fireplace make it easy to imagine chilled astronomers coming in to warm their fingers and toes. Porter’s sketches of the club’s original members still adorn the walls. A chunk of the first Palomar mirror sits on the mantel. A snapshot of the guy who discovered Pluto, seated at one of the Pink
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the class. Mirror “blanks” and grinding abrasives are on display, as is Porter’s whimsical garden telescope. Although they didn’t sell well at the time, originals now go for as much as $20,000 on eBay, according to Spirock. In one corner of the second room is the telescope that stood on Boston Common when Porter was in school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went to Norwich and the University of Vermont for engineering before he studied art and architecture at MIT. Rumor has it the Boston Common ’scope fueled Porter’s astronomical interests. Unfortunately, the huge, cutaway drawings Porter executed for the 200-inch Palomar telescope aren’t in Vermont; they’re at the California Institute of Technology. Famed artist Maxfield Parrish raved about them, noting the way in which Porter conveyed the internal working of the instruments, essentially envisioning how they should be built. “I doubt if there are drawings anywhere which can in any way compare with these for perfection in showing what a stupendous piece of machinery is going to look like when finished,” he wrote in the forward to James Fassero’s 1947 book, Photographic Giants of Palomar. “Their creation should be world news.” At the very least, a genius inventor like Porter should be much better known in his home state of Vermont. Stellafane is well represented in the subterranean museum. Photos document the construction of Porter’s hilltop hut, aka the Pink House, before color film was around to capture its Pepto-Bismol hue. Just last year, the modern-day Springfield Telescope Makers matched the unorthodox shade and repainted it. Also a permanent fixture: A carving on the north gable proclaims, “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.”
t might be an exaggeration to say Stellafane is a Russell Porter cult, but the astronomers and telescope makers carrying on his work hold the dead man in very high esteem. Is it a coincidence that Dennis Cassia keeps an unlit cigar in his mouth — just as Porter does in a photograph that memorializes his mirror-making technique? That image is one of the first you see in the museum devoted to Porter, which consists of four windowless rooms — and a turret telescope — in the basement of the Hartness House Inn in downtown Springfield. The underground chambers used to be a Prohibition-era speakeasy, according to Spirock. I’m not sure how that reflects on James Hartness, a former governor of Vermont who lived in the mansion when he owned the Jones & Lamson Machine Company. He brought Porter back to Springfield after the last of his arctic explorations and put him to work at J&L. Porter invented an optical device called a “comparator” that dramatically improved the plant’s manufacturing precision. Porter traveled eight times to the frozen north, using astronomy to hone his navigational skills. One voyage ended badly, though, and the whole crew had to wait two years to be rescued. Always innovating, Porter spent the time painting and drawing the natural environment, using every medium available: pencil, pastels and watercolors. Some Stellafaniacs theorize Porter designed the turret telescope, a bunkerlike structure that resembles a concrete submarine, because he didn’t want to be cold ever again. The design allowed him to observe the sky in a climatecontrolled environment. Porter built a turret telescope on Breezy Hill, but he also made one for Hartness. It looks like a whacked-out sugar shack on the lawn of the inn. The museum was open for two threehour stretches over the course of the Stellafane convention. Otherwise it’s locked, with no sign to indicate its contents. Porter biographer Bert Willard is keeper of the collection. The owners of the Hartness House also know the combination to the lock and, when asked, will take guests through the men’s-room door, down two long, narrow corridors lit by bare bulbs and into Porter’s world. What’s there? Porter’s arctic artwork and the original telescopes made by the first members of the club — even the original poster Porter made to publicize
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then get up and go to work the next day. He’s an anesthesiologist at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center. It was the moon landing that got Gallagher hooked on astronomy. “After it was over, my little brother said, ‘OK, I’m going to bed.’ I stayed up, enthralled by the whole thing.” Although he’s less enthused about
telescope slowly set out to find the Hercules Cluster, a group of stars that float around the galaxy together. Since the telescope was pointing almost straight up, I had to position myself under the eyepiece to get a good look. And I saw what appeared to be a lovely diamond brooch stuck inside a kaleidoscope. Sparkly, for sure, but basically a pattern of pinholes. “Where are we going?” Muller yelled out. There was no mistaking her voice. The answer — Ring Nebula — prompted another question from her. “What constellation is it in?” “Lyra,” a male voice responded. After getting a good look at the Ring — I think — I staggered down the hill to the open observing area, where dozens of stargazers peered into ’scopes of all kinds. If I had been able to see, I might have noticed one was constructed from a beer keg. Elsewhere were instruments that incorporated Legos, a bowling ball and a peach can. These homemade
made the space feel festive. The roof had already been rolled backward — it’s on wheels — to expose the rare Schupmann telescope, the “tube” of which looks like a heating vent. A team of unidentified stargazers trained the ’scope on the glittering sky above. “Where are we going?” a voice called out of the darkness. “Arcturus,” someone else offered, referencing the star to which the Big Dipper points. Another yelled out “Vega,” which is also bright in the summer sky. But Gallagher, who I later learned was directing the computer, took us instead to Izar. “It’s a double,” came a professionalsounding explanation over by the eyepiece — “a very close double.” Once the double star was locked in, we queued up to look at it. There was no pressure to rush through the focusing process, or the oohs and aahs. Spirock predicted that on Saturday night, the line of eager observers would extend out the door. What did I see? Two blurry blobs squished together. I had a little trouble determining the color — one apparently blue; the other, gold. “Look at that. Jesus Christ,” someone shouted when a meteor streaked across the sky. “That left a trail.” Subsequent shooting stars generated cheers, as if we were all rooting for the same team at a sporting event. “Milky Way,” remarked another disembodied voice. “You don’t see that in New Jersey.” Next on the astro agenda: M13, named for French astronomer Charles Messier. Following Gallagher’s command, the
t’s hard to keep track of which astronomer is which during actual stargazing. At Spirock’s urging, I’d gone out to buy a flashlight at Shaw’s in anticipation of the Thursday-night observing session. He supplied the red tissue paper that turned the torch into a darkroom-safe glow. Trouble is, I couldn’t see a bloody thing with the red light. Dennis Cassia escorted me from my car to the observing area below the McGregor Observatory, but, once we left the road, I was blind, unsteadied by even the slightest topographical irregularity. Would my astronomy adventure end at Springfield Hospital? No one else seemed to be having this problem. Cassia told me that astronomers actually develop their night vision; they learn to see in the dark. It was better inside the McGregor, where little red lights strung around the room and the base of the telescope
Porter’s drawings of the Palomar telescope
telescopes — a testament to Porter’s inventiveness — are what Stellafane is all about. There was no missing John Vogt’s 10foot creation, mounted like a cannon. The more important number, however, is 32 inches — the diameter of the telescope’s mirror. In astronomy, size matters. Vogt spent three years making the first mirror for his telescope, but a careless vendor cracked it. He spent another three years crafting the replacement. On Thursday night, Vogt’s scope was pointed at the Veil Nebula, with the eyepiece near the top of the tube. Plenty of observers, including kids, ascended a wobbly ladder to get a look. I found Dave Mitsky’s description of the view the next day on an Astronomy magazine reader forum: “I climbed the ladder … and saw NGC 6960, the western segment of the Veil Nebula, through a 21mm Ethos,” Mitsky posted. “It was the best view I’ve ever had of the ‘Witch’s Broom.’ I was able to detect a faint pink hue in the nebulosity. A few other observers indicated the same.” Wow. So that’s what that was. Al Nagler, who owns a company called Tele Vue Optics, was set up right next to Vogt, offering M27, aka the Dumbbell Nebula, and Jupiter. All four moons were lined up on one side of the planet, like a string of little pearls. The only thing that could tear me away from Nagler’s show was another stranger in the dark promising a “Blue Snowball Nebula.” All at once Mitsky announced, “2360 satellite going into Lyra.” He keeps track of such things. There was no sign of the Perseid meteor shower expected this week, but someone thought they saw Aurora — the northern lights. Sharing the darkness with complete strangers leads to a weird intimacy that I’d say is unique to astronomy — if it didn’t remind me so much of summer camp. Or maybe an outdoor concert. There’s a lot to be said for a group admiring the same thing at the same time. When I got tired of squinting, I went back to the big picture — the night sky, without magnification. I could hear Nagler explaining to a young child how light travels. The boy was looking at Andromeda, which is two million light years away. That’s six trillion miles multiplied by two million years. Far. I’m not sure I get all the optical engineering, but I was in no less awe for my ignorance. On a warm summer night, surrounded by the excited voices of astronomers, Stellafane seemed as close to heaven as you could get, with or without a telescope.
telescope building, Gallagher toes the Porter line. “There is something about looking at the stars with a mirror you made yourself,” he said. Meredith Muller will soon have that experience. She’s an astronomy and math major at Bennington College. For her senior project, she’s making a telescope. “I’m aluminizing it myself,” she added. Muller was on the job during Friday’s mirror-making workshop. She’d sprinkle her glass disc with abrasive silicon-carbide powder, then rub a similar-sized disc of different material against it. The circular motion eventually wears the glass into a concave shape. It’s tedious, dirty, physical work — nothing like the cool, elegant image of people observing celestial bodies. But Muller looked like she was enjoying the process, even when a piece of glass chipped off the side of her disc. She also seemed OK with being the only young, female astronomer around. The outspoken 22-year-old was interrupting men who were old enough to be her father. Like most geeks, they responded enthusiastically to her brainygirl spunk. Spouses aside, women are definitely in the minority at Stellafane. For all the bearded, Apollo-era men in attendance, it could pass for a convention of summering Santa Clauses. I spotted at least two men wearing red suspenders and shorts. “It seems like they’re all named Wayne, Dave or John,” Muller noted with a chuckle. “You just call out one of those names, and someone is sure to respond.”
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sessions, and founded the Rainbow Squares with Lytthouse’s best friend, Cathy Hamilton, who had also recently moved to Vermont. While gay square dancing has been around since the mid-1970s, no formal organization existed until 1983, when clubs in Denver, Houston, Sacramento, Seattle and other major cities banded together to create the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs. Today, the association has more than 60 member clubs around the world, including in Australia, Denmark and Japan. Gay square dancing is similar to conventional Western square dancing, but there are a few differences. One is that gay clubs do not require costumes — which is somewhat of a disappointment given the LGBTQ community’s penchant for elaborate raiment. Many straight square-dance clubs require some sort of festive getup, even if it’s just a flouncy skirt for the ladies. The Rainbow Squares, much like other gay clubs, are very much “come as you are.” On the first night of this season, dancers are wearing everything from Hawaiian shirts to flip-flops. Another hallmark of gay square dancing is that singles are accepted and encouraged; many conventional clubs require participants to be partnered up. On this evening, about a quarter of the dancers are solo and have no trouble finding willing partners. Perhaps the biggest thing setting gay square dancing apart from its hetero equivalent is that gender is unimportant. At the beginning of the dance, Lytthouse makes this clear to the participants. “You have to pick a gender, but it doesn’t have to be the gender you were born with,” he says to the group. “Let’s talk for a moment about hand holding. In gay and lesbian square dancing, the right hand is always palm up and the left hand is always palm down. This is how we’re different than straight clubs: Gender doesn’t matter.” That works for Peter Frechette. Last year — his first with the club — Frechette danced “as a girl.” Despite a grounding in theater and a boatload of panache, he is the furthest thing from female. Frechette stands more than six feet tall and has substantial girth about
the midsection. A pink flamingo tattoo rises on the side of his giant calf. This year, he says, he’s “learning to dance as a boy.” If this year is anything like last year, Frechette guesses it’ll take him all season to learn the progression of steps. In an effort to entice more people to join, Lytthouse and the other club officers made August an introductory month, during which novice dancers can drop in and learn the basics. But, come September, the club will incorporate more complicated calls — Pass the Ocean, Squeeze the Galaxy and Slip the Clutch, for example — that require all dancers to know the foundation steps. Lytthouse begins the evening right at 7 p.m. Clearly, he is not on GPT — gay people’s time. He tells the dancers to pick partners and reminds them which hand is the left and which is the right. “You’ll thank me for this later,” Lytthouse jokes. A member of the Gay Callers Association, Lytthouse tells the dancers to take hold of their partners’ hands. “Look deeply into their eyes and say, ‘I’ll never forget you,’” he deadpans. The dancers erupt with laughter. The joke breaks the inherent tension that comes with partnering with a stranger. The first song, an instrumental, is vaguely country. Lytthouse says songs without words are best for square dancing — it’s hard enough to follow the caller without being distracted by lyrics. As a caller, or the person who determines the combinations of steps the dancers will follow, Lytthouse gets to pick the music. Country music is no longer the standard accompaniment for square dancing. The Rainbow Squares dance to show tunes as well as popular songs that have been remixed without vocals, such as the Pussycat Dolls’ “Sway” and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by the Eurythmics. Most songs are in the 125-beats-per-minute range. However, Lytthouse likes to kick it up to 135 BPM when he’s calling for experienced dancers. For square dancers like Westergard, the music is incidental. He’ll sashay to anything as long as it “has a nice beat and is easy to dance to,” he says. Over the course of the evening, the dancers learn how to allemande (make
a right or left turn with an arm hold), promenade and do-sa-do. Here’s where gay styling comes into effect. To promenade, the “girl” holds her hands palm up above her shoulders. The “boy,” standing just to one side of her, grabs hold of her hands and walks her through the movement. In straight square dancing, the promenade is more traditional, with girls and boys holding each other’s crossed hands at waist height. When Lytthouse calls for a dosa-do, the group, which tonight includes a sprinkling of straight people, has a chance to get creative. “Think Riverdance,” Lytthouse calls, referenc-
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Eric Love is mesmerizing as Sam — and 40 other characters — in director Tara Lee Downs’ funny,
fast-paced and nearly flawless production.
Fully Committed, directed by Tara Lee Downs, produced by Lost Nation Theater. City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. August 12-22, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday, August 15, at 7 p.m, and Sunday, August 22, at 2 p.m. $20-25. lostnationtheater.org
interrupted. Love creates such a distinct array of voices that you could follow the show with your eyes closed. He fashions striking speech patterns that define personalities. JeanClaude eez a French bag of douche; Bunny Vandevere, quite the uppercrusty snob. But Love never resorts to ludicrous caricatures. Credit dialect coaches Christopher Scheer and John D. Alexander for helping him shape believable yet amusing accents. Love also emphasizes tone and tempo in his vocal delivery. For example, bubbly Bryce probably speaks his bright, slightly rushed lines with an edge because, if he fails Naomi, she’ll add his nonvegan nuts to her tasting menu. The physical mannerisms, gestures and quirks Love executes with aplomb also make the characters memorable. Sam’s laconic dad hitches his thumbs
want tables for nights that are already overbooked — “fully committed” is the management-approved euphemism. Naomi Campbell’s highly amped assistant, Bryce, repeatedly calls to refine the supermodel’s super-specific requirements. “She definitely needs an all-vegan tasting menu,” he chirps. “That’s a no-fat, no-salt, no-dairy, no-sugar, no-chicken, no-meat, no-fish, no-soy tasting menu for 15, OK?” Trapped at his post, Sam debates peeing into an empty Starbucks cup. He barely squeezes in time to check with his agent, and to return his dad’s calls about whether he can get a day off to come home for Christmas. Eric Love brings boundless energy to playing Sam and the bedlam of characters he battles during his doozy of a day. Most of the dialogue consists of quick conversations that frequently get
in his pants pockets and paces slowly during father-son chats. A disgruntled senior hunches over her imagined walker as she carps and complains. Director Downs demonstrates a keen eye for action that fleshes out character. In less skilled hands, the script’s broad comedy and meteoric pace could yield a whiplash-worthy sequence of farcical vignettes. But Downs develops Sam’s character fully, and focusing on his story arc gives the play heart. Ellen E. Jones crafts a cluttered, claustrophobic set that intensifies Sam’s feeling of confinement. A relatively small, square platform limits the playing area. The painted floor resembles worn tiles of black-and-white linoleum. Overstuffed shelves, broken equipment and liquor boxes litter the dingy room. The only free floor space is a narrow path around the phone-laden table, which Sam circles restlessly. The tyranny of the endlessly ringing telephone truly tethers Sam to his basement netherworld. The clever cacophony of Nicole Carroll’s sound design vividly underscores the story. She researched, recorded and programmed the 80-minute play’s 150 (!) sound cues. They unfurl at a rapid-fire pace and sync seamlessly with Love’s lines. Kudos go also to stage manager Caroline Hill, who ensures that cues match perfectly during each performance. She makes split-second adjustments, if necessary, from the sound and light board. At Saturday’s matinee, not a single br-r-r-ing or bz-z-z-z was out of place. Last year at LNT, Love displayed virtuosic multicharacter chops in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Since then, he has moved to the Big Apple, where he’s acting, directing and, um, working at a restaurant. With any luck, this talented thespian won’t be taking appetizer orders for too long. m
ity the plight of the starry-eyed young actor. How does he chase the dream of becoming a professional thespian while keeping up with mundane, yet mandatory, pursuits such as eating and paying the phone bill? Working in a restaurant seems like the easy answer, especially when he’s trying to make it big in the American mecca of drama and dining: New York City. Fully Committed (1999) posits that a job in the food biz may pay the bills, but it sure ain’t easy. The one-man show chronicles a day in the life of Sam, an actor who handles phone reservations for an “it” eatery in Manhattan. It’s a very bad day: Sam faces demanding clientele and demeaning superiors, while dealing with sensitive family and career concerns. In the Lost Nation production, Eric Love is mesmerizing as Sam — and 40 other characters — in director Tara Lee Downs’ funny, fast-paced and nearly flawless production. Playwright Becky Mode and Mark Setlock — the actor who helped develop the script and first performed the show — based the crazy assemblage of characters on their experiences toiling at a tony Tribeca restaurant. Their insiders’ account evokes a circle of hell that Dante might carve into a modern version of The Inferno. Twentysomething thespian Sam, recently transplanted from the Midwest, finds himself in the cramped, detritusstrewn basement storage room of a “ridiculously trendy” Upper East Side dining spot. Because his coworkers are AWOL, he mans the reservations “desk” (a rickety table) alone. He juggles ceaselessly ringing phone lines and a constantly buzzing intercom. The restaurant’s staff, safely ensconced upstairs, use Sam as secretary, go-between and scapegoat. He books the foul-mouthed chef’s helicopter, covers for snooty maitre’d Jean-Claude, who is ducking an irksome client’s calls, and takes the fall when that Mr. Zagat arrives unexpectedly for lunch. Mostly, Sam manages the great expectations of egotistical eaters, from swank socialites to minor mobsters. Many
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here’s a certain pleasure in arriving at a usual haunt and having the server pour your favorite libation without a word. But sometimes it’s fun to swing by a place where everybody doesn’t know your name. Suddenly, even just a few minutes from home, possibilities seem to burgeon: You might make friends with a stranger, try a drink you’ve never heard of before or feel brave enough to wow the crowd with a spot-on karaoke rendition. The quirkier the place, the more fun is likely to be in store. To offer you some options, a couple of Seven Days staffers volunteered to visit a few truly unusual bars. Staff writer Andy Bromage got to sample beers — and learn about the mysteries of trout fishing — at the Blackback Pub & Flyshop in Waterbury. Meanwhile, food editor Suzanne Podhaizer stopped at Waitsfield’s Big Picture Theater and Café, the state’s only combination movie theater, bar, restaurant, flea market, community gathering space and doughnut shop. Then she headed to the only bar in Middlesex, located in Nutty Steph’s granola and chocolate shop, for some uncommon edibles. Though food writer Alice Levitt toured some other curiosities around the state, we were struck by the coincidence of locating three such colorful spots in Washington County. Was it just chance? Or do central Vermonters know how to have an especially good time?
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hen he was in college, Ricky Binet would go to keg parties armed with a six-pack of fine English ale. While his buddies swilled Natty Light out of plastic cups, he would pour six bottles of Fuller’s into a pitcher and drink that instead. Binet doesn’t suffer bad beers, and it shows at the watering hole he now owns in downtown Waterbury, the Blackback Pub & Flyshop. His nine taps feature a rotating selection of some of the world’s best small-batch beers, from Old Rasputin’s Russian Imperial Stout by California’s North Coast Brewing Co. to the almost wine-flavored Dark Woods by Nantucket’s Cisco Brewers. But, on a sweltering day last week, the main attraction was three handcrafted India pale ales by local brewer Shaun Hill, whose Hill Farmstead Brewery
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in Greensboro won two golds and one silver at the biennial World Beer Cup in Chicago this year. The single-hop Sorachi Ace IPA and its cousin, the Citra IPA, have been generating buzz, Binet says. But the crowd favorite — the one beer the Blackback never rotates out if Binet can help it — is the Edward IPA, a bitter, almost lemony ale named after the brewer’s grandfather. “The Vermont Legislature should convene and declare this the official Vermont state beer,” Binet says, dead seriously. Hard-to-find draft beer isn’t the only thing that sets the Blackback apart. As its name suggests, the pub doubles as a fly shop — as in fly-fishing — and sells lures, rods and reels. Binet is a fly-fishing nut who moonlights as a fishing guide on the Lamoille, White and Clyde rivers. He would normally fly-fish 100 days a year, DRINK UP
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As public concerns about the danger of bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods mount, a new Vermont company is looking to saturate the soup market with a safer line of products sold in glass bottles. The biz, called tWo guys In VErmont, is the brainchild of managing partner JEFF WEInstEIn, a soup lover and veteran of the food industry. After working for Bertolli and Quaker Oats, he moved to the Green Mountains for a job with Seventh Generation. But “that wasn’t where I wanted to be,” he says. When Weinstein did some brainstorming, he kept coming back to broth. Having noted that 95 percent of American households sometimes buy prepared potage, Weinstein felt sure he could formulate “a fresher soup that wasn’t in a metal can,” he says. He teamed up with business partner Doug Barg, an experienced chef, and the two went to work creating flavors. The resulting mixes are made with plenty of local products, including monumEnt Farms DaIry cream and apples from ChamplaIn orCharDs. They may not be as long lasting as canned goods, but Weinstein says the sealed bottles are shelf stable for more than a year. While Weinstein and Barg are still making final tweaks to their recipes, two of the Two Guys in Vermont concoctions — chunky tomato fennel and curried apple butternut — will be on the shelves of area co-ops within the next few weeks. White-bean bisque and mushroombarley varieties will arrive next, along with kid-friendly tomato. “We’ve gotten really good feedback from CIty markEt, hungEr mountaIn [Co-op], natural proVIsIons and hEalthy lIVIng,” Weinstein reports. “I’m not saying [our soups] are better than what you could do at home, or in a five-star restaurant,” he concedes. “But I’m going to put it out there and say it’s close.” — S .p.
wheat cakes filled with sweet cream. The other makes Magic Pops, flavored rice cakes that are a diet dessert staple in Asia. “One woman, every two weeks she buys 20 bags,” says Alex Nguyen. He carries the snacks in plain, strawberry and onion flavors and recommends spreading them with Nutella or peanut butter. Yummy desserts are one thing, but shoppers seem entertained by the quirky machine that makes them, too. “It draws a lot of people when [the cake] pops out,” Nguyen says. — A .L.
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little golden orange” — and passionfruit, which Nguyen says he prefers hot. Come winter, he says, more hot drinks will be available, including Vietnamese cà phê and hot milk tea. There’s food, too. Back at the M-Saigon bakery, Khoi prepares savory and sweet pastries for sale at the downtown outpost, including grab-and-go options of curried chicken or pork buns and dessert buns flavored with coconut, red bean or taro. On site, a pair of Korean machines generates additional desserts. One pipes out Delimanjoo — corn-shaped
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Shopping-mall bubble-tea stands have proliferated across the globe. One need go no farther than Montréal or Boston to see that the sweet, tapioca-filled drink from Southeast Asia has become a part of North American culture. Earlier this summer, Vermont caught the wave with the opening of my h2o in the BurlIngton toWn CEntEr. khoI nguyEn, chef at Burlington’s m-saIgon VIEtnamEsE nooDlE housE, which is owned by his brother, thanh (tom), offers 19 flavors of bubble tea at his new shop. Another Nguyen brother, alEx, manages the store. They sell the standard flavoredmilk teas with tapioca balls, frozen blends topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit smoothies and juice drinks not seen before in Vermont. The teas come in Westernfriendly varieties such as watermelon and strawberry, and in classic Asian flavors such as lychee and soursop — a sour yet creamy fruit that Alex Nguyen notes is unfamiliar to most of his customers. Notoriously pungent durian isn’t on the menu, but he sells the flavor to loyal Vietnamese clientele. The juices include pulpy red plum, kumquat — described on the menu as “the
Buying a month’s worth of food at one time can be pricey. So local-shopping loyalists should be pleased to learn that this year’s BurlIngton WIntEr FarmErs markEt will take place twice as often as before — every two weeks, from November to April. According to market manager ChrIs WagnEr, the steering committee has been considering a more frequent schedule since the winter market began in 2008. “We were hopeful that the market would become so successful we could try twice a month,” he says. The biggest stumbling block has been the high cost of renting Memorial Auditorium, which makes winter vendors’ slots pricier than summer ones. “We worked with Burlington Parks & Recreation and Memorial Auditorium to come up with a deal that’s pretty fair,” says Wagner. Sellers who can’t afford to do all 12 cold-season sessions can opt for six instead. Will locals regularly trek out in frigid weather to pick up cheeses, beets and meats? Wagner and company hope so. To help attract them, he plans to do a better job of publicizing the bands playing each week. “We’ll try to make it a focal point rather than a backdrop,” he says of the musical accompaniment. He’s considering cooking demos and a devoted children’s play area to help tempt shoppers. That strategy is in line with the results of an informal poll Wagner took last winter. It revealed — to his surprise — that people go to the winter market for the “festival feel” and not just the food, Wagner says.
“We expected to hear that people were staying for less than 30 minutes,” he explains. Instead, most respondents stuck around for one or two hours. “They want to meet with friends, sit and talk, listen to music, and just hang out,” Wagner says. Now they’ll have twice as many opportunities. — S . p.
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he says, but that changed recently with the opening of the bar and the birth of his baby boy. Now, Binet says he’s “bar bound and baby bound.” Flies with names such as Tung Prince and Swisher’s Rub-a-Dub sit in glass-topped boxes on the windowsill behind the bar stools and sell for $2 apiece. New Hardy rods and reels — and vintage bamboo rods made by Orvis and South Bend — rest Ricky Binet on the wooden beams above the bar. Binet says fishing equipment sales are steady; he’s sold a few rods and guesses he sells a half-dozen flies per week. For anyone who buys a rod, Binet throws in free fly line, casting lessons and a guided fishing trip. “I basically do a boot camp,” he says. A Vermont Law School graduate, Binet worked for years as a lawyer, first as a Bennington County prosecutor and later doing criminal defense work. He grew tired of the job, he says, and finally decided to hang up the suit in favor of his barkeep’s uniform: shorts, T-shirts and baseball caps. “I love beer, love bartending and didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore,” he says. So Binet opened the Blackback this past February in a Main Street storefront last occupied by a yarn store — just across from one of Vermont’s most celebrated brewpubs, The Alchemist. “Blackback” is a nickname for the brook trout. His ale education came from home brewing in college and tasting every beer he could in the years that followed. He’s tended bar in Florida, England and Vermont. Don’t drink beer? Binet is also proud of his Scotch whiskey selection. He’s got 16 single malts on hand, including his favorites: Aberlour a’bunadh, Ardbeg Uigeadail and Laphroaig Quarter Cask. “If there’s someone in the state that has better whiskey than me, I’d like to see it,” he says. Blackback Pub isn’t a dive, but you do step down from street level to get inside — a drop that seems to catch many patrons off guard despite a prominently posted sign on the door. Inside, the walls are sponge-washed Kelly green and decorated with vintage tin beer
trays, stuffed fish and paintings of fish. Copies of Draft magazine are fanned out on the bar, and a corner chalkboard lists the specialty ales on tap that day. Everything about the Blackback is intimate. The L-shaped bar seats no more than a dozen, and no conversation or interaction is really private. You can go there to chat with a friend, but inevitably the other barflies, and Binet himself, will join the chorus. And that’s part of the charm.
On our first visit in February, we had front-row seats to the spectacle of a man and woman at the bar whose flirtation gradually gave way to a full-on make-out session, still on their barstools. Nobody else seemed to pay much mind. Quality beverages are the focus at Blackback. While Binet may seem boastful about the superiority of his beer and Scotch selection, he says his customers are just as snobbish. “You get really arrogant beer geeks who come in here and say, ‘I don’t even want to see a Budweiser tap. I don’t even want to see a High Life tap,’” he says. “If I have a Bud Light tap in here, it’s going to be on the toilet flush.” — ANDY BromAgE Blackback pub & Fly Shop, 1 Stowe Street, Waterbury, 505-5115.
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Eaters and drinkers of all ages — even children — congregate at this highceilinged space owned by Middlebury College. There’s live music, but a huge selection of games keeps guests on their toes — sometimes literally. Manager Karen Poppenga says she’s seen her share of intense rounds of Twister. Folks also get wrapped up in rallies of Apples to Apples, plus mah jongg and cribbage games. The spirit of participation is alive and well in the food, too. Plates are made for sharing, with a mix of Spanish-style tapas and Middle Eastern mezze platters. For patrons with a sweet tooth, there are treats from Vergennes’ Daily Chocolate as well as Middlebury Truffles just across the street.
alici’s Bistro, 51 Harris place, Brattleboro, 254-5600
Chef-owner Musa Alici is probably the only Turkish-born restaurateur in Vermont serving “lion’s milk.” The traditional anisescented Mediterranean drink, composed of ouzo-like Turkish Raki liquor and ice, seems simple compared with some of the singular tipples at Alici’s martini bar. The bartender uses ingredients grown just outside the door — lavender, mint and even jalapeños — in hibiscus tea and infused drinks. Barflies can drape themselves across leather couches while enjoying upscale items such as lobster mac ’n’ cheese and paella — or satisfying burgers served on homemade buns.
MacLaomainn’s Scottish pub, 52 South Main Street, Chester, 875-6227
The suit of armor and taxidermied bear just inside MacLaomainn’s suggest to patrons they’re not in Chester, or even Vermont, anymore. The five Scottish ales on draft foster the illusion. Ordering a plate of haggis seals the deal. Owner and Scotsman Alan Brown serves native dishes such as “neeps and tatties,” Scotch eggs, cockaleekie soup, steak pies, and the aforementioned mash of innards and oatmeal. To wash it all down, there are beers from the Belhaven Brewery Company and Harviestoun Brewery, including one named Old Engine Oil.
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The centerpiece of this eclectic meeting place is an antique, Vermont-made soda fountain crafted from black marble. It’s no longer operational, but there’s plenty more to attract guests to the picturesque spot overlooking the Trout River. For example, there’s creative fare using “shitloads of local produce,” says owner Tosca Smith. Look for barbecue all week and, on Thursday night, a $15 all-you-caneat tapas buffet featuring 35 to 40 dishes. Smith’s baker-husband, who apprenticed with Gérard Rubaud, makes bread and bagels. The spot also features a bookstore, art gallery and live music from musicians such as Sara Grace and Tiffany Pfeiffer.
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The opulent scene at this gilded-age country estate turned inn and working farm is a big draw. Another is the legendary food, which uses precious little that isn’t grown on site. To match the cuisine’s local bent, bartender Tim Dempsey has crafted some of Vermont’s most creative cocktails. There’s a “dirty, filthy martini” on the
Talk about going straight to the source. Visitors to the pub at Long Trail Brewing Company can settle into the dining room and, through a giant window, watch the beer being made. While they wait for food, they can stroll on the mezzanine catwalk that runs across the brewery. There are always at least six beers on draft, including a seasonal special. The brews appear in sauces and batter, too. Trying to forgo the fried? The pub has plenty of healthy sandwiches and salads: It subscribes to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s “Eat Smart Vermont” program.
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Chasing the green fairy? No need to head to France — there’s absinthe right in Montpelier. Art deco chandeliers set the scene for a dark, speakeasy atmosphere downstairs and rocking music scene upstairs. Veteran bartender Nicole Galipeau says the singles scene is lively, too, with a hip crowd that congregates at the bar for venison dumplings, rabbit with spaetzle and sugary shots of absinthe. Mixed drinks with names such as “Satan’s whiskers” and “corpse reviver number two” are made with the formerly illegal, wormwood-based blend, or other continental cordials include creme de violette and St. Germain. Social lubrication, anyone?
menu, which currently includes Green Mountain Distillers organic vodka, pickled ramps, Castelvetrano olives and cows’-milk feta from Randolph’s Neighborly Farms. Yes, cheese in the drink. A previous iteration of the martini featured pickled zucchini blossoms and Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery’s lush Cremont. If you want your booze sans fromage, more delicate options exist, including a tulip and elderflower Bellini and a sorrelapricot sour.
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There’s a popular karaoke night, too, and a monthly jazz brunch. Becker “donates the space to a lot of community groups” for their gatherings, Cote notes. Coming this fall: high-definition live broadcasts of performances by the Metropolitan Opera. A tour of the two theaters makes it clear why Big Picture is a popular gathering spot. The “blue room,” where most of the movies are shown, has plenty of comfy seating and a retro feel. The “red room” has fewer seats, but the hardwood floor can be set up with tables and chairs or cleared for a dance party. The back rows of both theaters hold love seats with little tables for drinks and snacks. State Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) is a regular customer. She notes that the Big Picture is that rare establishment where she and her children can sit together at the bar — they sip freshly made sodas or eat a scoop of ice cream, while she has a glass of wine. When the kids get bored, there’s a playground and selection of board games. In short, says Grad, “[The Big Picture] is really an oasis of community.”
At the bar, which includes a classic soda fountain, one can find all the usual liquors and liqueurs, as well as Wolaver’s Oatmeal Stout, Switchback and PBR on tap. As she foams up lattes and makes a mimosa, staffer Tammy Cote talks about some of the many ways in which Big Picture owners Claudia Becker and Eugene Jarecki support the Mad River Valley community. “We’re open seven days a week, and we offer live music, political forums and playgroups during the school year,” she says.
t’s already 5 p.m., and the bacon chef hasn’t yet made an appearance. Jaquelyn Rieke, owner of Nutty Steph’s granola and chocolate shop, seems unfazed. With a pink and gold chef toque bobbing on her head, she peeks outside to see if she can locate her frying expert. Every Thursday evening, Rieke’s emporium morphs into a bar. A bar that specializes in bacon. And chocolate. A couple of minutes later, with the aroma of smoked meat drifting through the room, Rieke returns to pour glasses of Japanese Hitachino ale for me and regular customer Stephen Morabito of Middlesex, who perches on a cushy stool at the corner of the bar. What brings Morabito back to Nutty Steph’s? “It’s the whole experience, the music, the food, everything,” he says. Asked if I can quote him, he remarks thoughtfully: “You can quote me on anything I say before I’ve had two beers.” In the corner, a pair of fiftysomething women pop quarters in an old-fashioned arcade game, which offers a choice of
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2003 ACURA 4-DR. TL Auto., silver, 55K, 6-cyl., all service records, 4 snows. $10,000. 802-862-7484. 2003 BMW 325xi $16,500 1 owner. Excellent condition. New tires. Silver/ black leather interior. 55K. 802-862-4807. 2003 Ford Explorer Very good condition, Dark green exterior w/ tan interior, 86K, 4-door, AWD, auto., A/C, CD, cruise control,
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spent past 3 years in Georgia. $9000. 802-429-2239. 2006 Ford Ranger Sport pkg 59K. Excellent condition. Only 1 owner. 24 mpg. $11,000. 619-490-9418. 2006 Honda Pilot EX Excellent condition, 53K, black w/ gray interior, A/C, CD, power W/L, third-row seat, 4 new snow & all-season tires, 100K warranty. 802-527-9801.
2008 Subaru Outback Sport Silver (manual), very well maintained (have all the service records), 50K, all highway, new tires. $16,500, 802-233-7659. 2009 Subaru Impreza 4-cyl., power W/L/S, A/C, driver & passenger airbags, alarm, cruise control, remote keyless entry, ABS, 11,700K, white. Asking $14,500. 802-655-8908.
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water incl. Carport. NS/ pets. $900/mo. + dep. Coin-op W/D in bldg. 324-5212. 2-BR near Champ. College Clean, quiet, well maintained. Modern kitchen w/ DW & garbage disposal. Carport for 2 cars. N/S, avail. Sept. 1. $1300/ mo. 802-238-9797. 485 Colchester Ave., Burl. 2-BR apts. avail. now. Convenient to UVM, hospital. On bus line. Clean & spacious. Heat, HW, trash, snow removal, 1 parking space incl. NS/pets. Dep. 1-yr. lease req. $1100/mo. 802-985-4196. BURLINGTON 1-BR Apt. Close to colleges, bright, fully furnished, sliding glass doors lead to lg. deck, quiet New North End neighborhood near bike path & lake. Utils. incl. electric, cable TV, high-speed Internet. No pets. $725/mo. Avail. now. 1-yr. lease. 802864-0838. Request application: thomas businessagency@ comcast.net.
BURLINGTON 2-BR $1015 mo. Unique apt. Quiet location. Nice neighbors. Assigned parking. Private beach. Professionally managed. On bus line & bike path. Avail. immed. or Sept. 1. 802-658-3053. BURLINGTON APTS. FOR RENT 1- & 2-BRs Convenient downtown location & unique New North End apt. complex. Assigned parking. Professionally managed. Avail. Sept. 1. Call 802-658-3053. Burlington Avail. June 1. Bright & spacious upscale 5-BR apt. in Hill Section. Natural woodwork, 2.5BA, high-end kitchen, quiet safe location, parking, heat, W/D. Please NS/pets. Refs. req. $3500/mo. 802658-8056, studio404@ comcast.net. Burlington 2-BR Buell St. Spacious, great lighting, 2nd floor, storage, off-street parking. NS. $1250/mo. heat incl. Close to downtown,
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UVM. Avail. Sept. 1. 802-310-5674. Burlington Lakeside, Quiet Sunny 1-BR. Eat-in kitchen, LR. Gas utils., central vac, parking for 1, near beach & bike path. Sorry, NS/dogs. 865-1208. Burlington, 31 Hyde Street Avail. Sept. 1. Sunny 3-BR townhouse. 1.5-BA. W/D, parking, low utils. $1470/mo. 802-862-7467. CLOSE TO UVM 3-BR Sept. 1 Quiet area. Off-street parking, great condition, gas heat, full-length back porch. NS/pets. $1500/mo. Deposit & 1-yr. lease. 802-862-4007. Colchester On Lake w/ Heat Broadlake Rd.: 3-BR + office, 2.5-BA home, cathedral ceilings, gorgeous kitchen, astonishing views. Now; 1 yr., NS/pets. $2600/mo. or furnished for add’l. 802-846-9568; www. HickokandBoardman. com.
Downtown Burlington Lg. 2-BR apts. avail. Newly renovated. Heat & HW incl. Close to waterfront, downtown, w/in 10 mins. to all colleges. Off-street parking, garbage/snow removal incl. Great neighborhood on bus line. $1350/mo. + dep. 802-863-9612. Essex Jct. 1-BR APT. 2 floors, combo living/ kitchen, full BA, deck, off-street parking, NS/ pets. $725/mo. + utils., deposit. 863-3011. Essex Jct. 3-BR Duplex LR w/ fireplace, DR, 3 BRs, 1 w/ a loft, W/D hookups, deck, yard, parking. Close to park/ schools. No pets. $1200/mo. +. 878-6701. Essex Jct. 3-BR House 5 Star Verified Energy Star home, nice yard, super location. $1475/ mo. 802-881-2914. Hinesburg Apt. for rent 4-BR, 1-BA, close to town. W/D hookups, 3-season porch, lg.
yard. $1350/mo. + heat, HW, electric. Rent incl. water, sewer, trash. Refs., sec. dep., income verification. Avail. Aug. 1. Hinesburg Village Unfurnished apt., HDWD, W/D, porches, yard. NS/pets. Avail. immed. $825/mo. 802-482-2520. Jericho Cozy 1-BR apt. Ground level. Quiet yard. 100% NS building. $800/mo. incl. utils. 1-yr. lease, dep. 802-849-6807. Johnson Sept. 1June 30 4-5-BR, 2-BA house. Balcony, screened porch, W/D, modestly furnished, private yet close to town, plenty of recreational trails. $1600/mo. + utils. 802-635-0417. Lg. house 4-BR 5-BA Very lg. BRs w/ full BAs, common LR & kitchen, W/D hookup. Newly remodeled. Come take a look. Close to Red Rocks & bike path. More info, www.7dspot.com. 802-598-0814.
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VERY LG 2-BR Short walk to colleges & downtown. Full & 1/2 BA. W/D, heat, parking. Lg. backyard. N/S, avail. Sept. 1. $1400/mo. 802-238-9797. VERY LARGE 3-BR 1 1/2 blocks from Champlain College. Incl. heat, HW. Well maintained, clean, quiet. Parking, N/S, $1725/mo. 802-238-9797.
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RENT 3-BR RICHMOND HOUSE Remodeled. New kitchen, HDWD, W/D, porch. Convenient to Burl. Heat & electricity mo. + utils. (furnished not included. No dogs, 16t-robbiehh100709.indd 1 negotiable). 617-512Cat OK. Avail. Aug. 15. 7392. $1,500 Rent includes parking, water, sewer, lawn care. Call 802-434- SEPT. 1 OLD NORTH END 2-BR 3888. Comfortable, spacious. Wood floors/trim. Walk RENT MY WINNEBAGO downtown & lake. While in transition. 25 Parking, deck. NS/dogs. acres, full use of indoor Cat OK. $1100/mo. + utils. Has A/C & gas utils. (gas avg. $88/mo. cooking, in-ground last year). Nice landlady. pool. Great location in Kim 802-658-5652. Monkton. 20 min. to Burlington, just north of SO. BURLINGTON Bristol. $400/mo. Also 3-BR. Convenient, quiet have a room for rent in location. $1300/mo. renovated farmhouse. 802-324-2616. $500/mo. incl. all amenities. 802-453STUDIO NEAR CHAMP. 3457. COLL. STOWE APT. IN NEW HOUSE 1-BR + office/ DR, great location/views, near village, DW, fireplace, W/D, storage, parking, yard. NS/pets. Req.: lease, refs., security. $850/
Recently updated 1-BR condo with washer & dryer in unit. Association dues include heat & hot water. One underground parking spot included. Pet friendly association with pool. $125,900. 802-578-8667.
Incl. heat, HW& off-street parking. Clean, quiet and well maintained. NS, avail. Sept. 1. $850/mo. 802-238-9797.
Just reduced by motivated sellers. 1900+ sq.ft. condo w/ lots of bonus storage, ample closet space, walk-in pantry, attached garage, full deck w/ a retractable awning. Premier location, conveniently located near S. Burlington’s award winning schools, FAHC, Fairpoint, UVM, Champlain College and Downtown. $243,900. 802-860-6410
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WALKABLE TO EVERYTHING! Sept. 1. 2-BR, 1-BA, S. End, pet-friendly apt. Walk to Church St. Gas fireplace, HDWD, jacuzzi tub, parking, DW, on-site W/D. 802-651-5267.
11/2/09 2:59:21 PM SUBLET AVAIL. 1-BR in 2-BR apt. avail. RIVERVIEW, RICHMOND Jan. 2011. Colchester 2-BR mobile home, very Ave. location. nice, HDWD floor LR, Roommate will be eat-in kitchen, 2-door outgoing UVM student. refrigerator, cathedral Kitchen is beautiful. ceiling, gas heat, Very close to campus, deck, shed. Financing downtown Burlington, possible. Sale after grocery store & the divorce. $30,500. Info: hospital. Basically close 802-253-8841. to everything! $550/ mo. incl. utils. Email Helen for more details, firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL AREAS TRAILSIDE AT BOLTON ROOMMATES.COM VALLEY Browse hundreds 3-BR, 2-BA end-unit of online listings w/ condo, ski to your front photos & maps. Find door, unfurnished, gas your roommate w/ a heat, fireplace, decks/ click of the mouse! Visit: views off BRs. 20 min. to www.Roommates.com. Burlington/Montpelier. (AAN CAN) NS/pets. $1250/mo. + utils, dep. 401-845DOWNTOWN BURL. 9220, lv. msg. ROOMMATE Seeking professional female nonsmoker who is cat & plant friendly.
2-BR, 2-BA, 1174 sq.ft. 7/19/10 3:35:59 PM Westerly-facing, 1st floor flat with plenty of sunshine! Open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Secure, underground parking space with storage unit. Easy access to bike path. Move in ready with upgrades. Exercise room and community room. Motivated sellers! $203,900. 802-535-9646.
Spacious 2-BR w/ W/D. 6/28/10FSBO-susanweiss080410.indd 1:44:41 PM SEEKING HOUSEMATES $500/mo. + utils. Sept. Professional couple 1. Tracy, 802-922-2602. seeking housemates for lg. 4-BR, 3-BA home. HOUSEMATE NEEDED Gorgeous lake view SEPT. 1 from 3 BRs, LR, DR. W/D, Old North End. $500/ utils. 893-8880 for mo. Wonderful house, details. lovely yard & garden, wood floors. NS/pets. Into green living & good communication. email@example.com. IN WINOOSKI, ROOMMATE 1 clean, quiet, responsible person. NS/D. Perfect for student or professional to share cottage-like house & duties w/ female. $500/ mo. incl. utils., cable, wireless Internet, W/D. (Phone not incl.) 2 weeks dep. required. Avail. now. 802-5788393. LG. ROOM FOR RENT In Colchester Village. Private BA, W/D on site. $700/mo. incl. all utils., cable, wireless Internet. Private entrance & parking. 802-355-8591. MALLETS BAY W/ LAKE ACCESS BR avail in 2-BR, newer house 10 min. from downtown. I am 50-y.o. active woman. $500/ mo. incl. utils. Beautiful sandy beach! 802-2334598. SUNNY BURLINGTON HOUSEMATE Looking for NS, professional female to share 2-BR condo in Burlington’s S. End. Nice, lg. room, lightly furnished. $575/mo. incl. utils. No pets! 865-2447.
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YOUNG CAT, Black Longhair Beautiful & elegant medium-sized 16-mo.old female. Quiet & gentle. Ideal as a house pet. Living in a very clean environment. In good health. $35. 802-343-3936.
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On July 23, 2010, Chittenden Solid Waste District filed application #4C0400-19 for a project described as the construction of an Organic Material Processing Facility on an 11acre parcel at the CSWD property to include a 152,500sf concrete or crushed stone work area, a graded curing area, a lined stormwater storage pond, a 40,860 sf composting pad, concrete block storage, a truck scale and convert use of an existing residence to an office. On-site water supply and wastewater disposal systems. The project is located on Redmond Road in the Town of Williston. This project will be evaluated by the District 4 Environ-
The following people or organizations may participate in the hearing for this project: 1. Statutory parties: The municipality, the municipal planning commission, the regional planning commission, any adjacent municipality, municipal planning commission or regional planning commission if the project lands are located on a town boundary, and affected state agencies are entitled to party status. 2. Adjoining property
3. Non-party participants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the District Coordinator at the address below before the date of the first hearing or prehearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior to the above hearing date. Copies of the application and plans for this project are available for inspection by members of the public during regular working hours at the Williston Offices, the Chittenden County Regional Planning
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ACT 250 NOTICE APPLICATION AND HEARING #4C0400-19 10 V.S.A. §§ 60016092
A public hearing is scheduled for September 8, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Conference Room, Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, Vermont. A site visit will be held before the hearing at 8:00 a.m at the site. Directions to the site: Mountain View Road to Redmond Road go approximately 1 mile to residence on right.
owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria.
Commission Office, and the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site: www.nrb.state. vt.us/lup by clicking on “District Commission Cases” and entering the case number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 30th day of July, 2009. By: /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802.879.5658 E/ peter.keibel@state. vt.us ACT 250 NOTICE
APPLICATION AND HEARING #4C1236 10 V.S.A. §§ 60016092 On June 30, 2010, Edward Robinson filed application #4C1236 for a project described as reopen a dormant quarry and allow extraction at a rate of 100,000 cy/year for 50 years. The project is located on West Milton Road in the Town of Milton. This project will be evaluated by the District 4 Environmental Commission in accordance with the 10 environmental criteria of 10 V.S.A. § 6086(a). A public hearing is scheduled for September 2, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Conference Room at the Milton Town Offices, 43 Bombardier Road, Milton, Vermont. A site visit will be held before the hearing at 8:00 a.m at the site. Directions to the site: Route 7 north from Exit 17,approximately 3 miles turn left onto Bartlett Road then left onto West Milton Road, go approximately mile to driveway at 180 West Milton Road, on the left.
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a town boundary, and affected state agencies are entitled to party status. 2. Adjoining property owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria. 3. Non-party participants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the District Coordinator at the address below before the date of the first hearing or prehearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior to the above hearing date. Copies of the application and plans for this project are available for inspection by members of the public during regular working hours at the Milton Offices, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Office, and the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site: www.nrb.state. vt.us/lup by clicking on “District Commission Cases” and entering the case number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 30th day of July, 2009. By: /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802.879.5658 E/ peter.keibel@state. vt.us ACT 250 NOTICE
MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On July 30, 2010, Town of Williston c/o Bruce Hoar and Williston School District c/o John Terko filed application #4C0971R-4 for a project generally described as
The construction of Allen Brook School Park which includes, two formal and one informal soccer/lacrosse fields, one softball field, one little league baseball field, one Babe Ruth baseball field, two tennis courts, one basketball court, a picnic shelter, a bathroom/ concession building, two playgrounds, an associated access drive, parking lot and relocated multi-use path. The project is located at 497 Talcott Road in the Town of Williston, 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 Williston 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, August 27, 2010, 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, August 27, 2010. 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 5th day of August, 2010. 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE OF TAX SALE
The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/tax year(s) 2009 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Frank D. Marcou & Laura M. Marcou. Property Address: 128-130 North St., Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 044-1-155000. Deed recorded at: Vol. 769, Pg. 40, on December 2, 2002. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St.,
Burlington, Vermont 05401 on August 30, 2010 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes and rental registration fees and charges together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 23rd day of July, 2010. Jonathan P. A. Leopold, Jr. Chief Administrative Officer Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE
The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/tax year(s) 2009 that remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Frank D. Marcou & Laura M. Marcou. Property Address: 32 Rose Street, Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 044-1-189 -000. Deed recorded at: Vol.
928, Pg. 461, on August 12, 2005. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on August 30, 2010 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes and rental registration fees and charges together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 23rd day of July, 2010. Jonathan P. A. Leopold, Jr. Chief Administrative Officer Burlington, Vermont STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S1184-09 Cnc MTGLQ Investors, L.P., Plaintiff v. Joan M. Rubino and Occupants residing at 10 Jonzetta Court, Milton, Vermont, Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by MTGLQ Investors, L.P. to Joan M. Rubino dated November 25, 2008 and recorded in Volume 367, Page 564 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 1:30 P.M. on September 1, 2010, at 10 Jonzetta Court, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: A certain piece of land in Milton in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, described as follows, viz: A lot of land with all buildings thereon located on the Westerly side of Jonzetta Court, said Lot being the Second Lot North of Lake Road on said side of said Court and having a frontage thereon of 145 feet and a uniform depth of 200 feet, the rear or Westerly line being 100 feet, the Southeasterly corner of said Lot being 145 feet distance from the Northerly side of Lake Road. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with
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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 27th day of July, 2010. MTGLQ Investors, L.P. 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. S0229-08 CnC Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff v. Rebecca A. Dion, Chadwick Dion And Occupants residing at 345 Stone Drive, Colchester, Vermont, Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by CTX Mortgage Company, LLC to Rebecca A. Dion dated August 20, 2007 and recorded in Volume 595, Page 18 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 12:45 P.M. on September 1, 2010, at 345 Stone Drive, Colchester, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Rebecca Dion by Warranty Deed of Matthew Walker dated August 22, 2007 and Recorded in Volume 595 at Page 16 in the Town of Colchester Land Records. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash 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 Colchester. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South
Post & browse ads at your convenience. Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 28th day of July, 2010. Chase Home Finance, LLC By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION CHITTENDEN UNIT Docket No. S928-10 CnC IN RE: ABANDONED MOBILE HOME OF KRISTOPHER RICHARDSON VERIFIED COMPLAINT NOW COMES Betty B. Atkins, by and through counsel Steven J. Kantor, and hereby makes this complaint: 1. Plaintiff, resident of Essex, County of Chittenden, State of Vermont, is the record owner of a mobile home park known as Westbury Park, located in the Town of Colchester, Vermont. 2. Kristopher Richardson is the owner of a certain mobile home, described as a 1972 Beaumont, 12’ x 62’, presently located at 182 Wilmington Road in Westbury Park, Colchester, VT. 3. Kristopher Richardson’s last known mailing address is 182 Wilmington Road
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in Westbury Park, Colchester, VT 05446. His last employer and place of employment is unknown. 4. Kristopher Richardson leased a lot in the Park from Betty B. Atkins under the terms of a Lease Agreement. He was evicted by Judgment Order of this Court dated May 18, 2010 in the matter Atkins v. Richardson, Docket No. S0029-2010 Cnc, for nonpayment of rent. 5. The last known resident at the mobile home was Kristopher Richardson, who vacated and abandoned the home after service of Writ of Possession on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff has attempted to contact Kristopher Richardson without success. 6. The mobile home is severely deteriorated, unsafe and unfit for human habilitation, with water leakage into the roof, ceilings, walls, floor and substrate. 7. The following liens and encumbrances appear of record with respect to the mobile home: a. UCC: none. b. Delinquent Property taxes to the Town of Colchester, Vermont in the amount of $2,031.17 (through August, 2010). 8. Mobile home storage fees continue to accrue at the rate of $425.00 per month (including $10.00 late fee). Unpaid rent and damages now exceed $4,820.00 9. Plaintiff sent written notice to the Town Clerk and Delinquent Tax
DATED AT Burlington, Vermont this 29th day of July, 2010. /s/ Steven J. Kantor Steven J. Kantor, Esq. Attorney for Betty B. Atkins DATED AT Colchester, Vermont this 27th day of July, 2010. /s/ Betty B. Atkins Betty B. Atkins VERIFICATION STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. On this 27th day of July, 2010, Betty B. Atkins, owner of Westbury
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Collector of the Town of Colchester on June 14, 2010 of Plaintiff’s intent to commence this action. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests that the Honorable Court enter an order as follows: 1. declaring that the mobile home has been abandoned; 2. declaring that the mobile home is unfit for human habitation pursuant to 10 V.S.A. §6249(i); and 3. approving transfer of the mobile home to the Plaintiff without a public sale in “as is” condition, free and clear of (1) all liens, (2) all taxes, penalties and interest, and (3) all other encumbrances of record.
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The contents of storage units(s) 01-04481 located at 28 Adams Dr, Williston, VT 05495, will be sold on the 19th of the month of August, 2010 to satisfy the debt of Mary Moore. Any person claiming a right to the goods may pay the amount claimed due and reasonable expenses before the sale, in which case the sale may not occur. Please not this is not a public auction.
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SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION CHITTENDEN UNIT Docket No. S928-10 CnC IN RE: ABANDONED MOBILE HOME OF KRISTOPHER RICHARDSON
ORDER FOR HEARING A hearing on Plaintiff’s Verified Complaint to declare the mobile home of Kristopher Richardson as abandoned and unfit, and to authorize transfer of the mobile home to Westbury Park without a public sale, has been set for September 8, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the Vermont Superior Court Civil Division, Chittenden Unit, 175 Main Street, PO Box 187, Burlington, Vermont 05402. /s/ Jill C. Mongeon, Deputy Court Clerk
Date: 8/4/10 The contents of storage unit(s) 011808,01-1809,013665 located at 28 Adams Dr, Williston, VT 05495, will be sold on the 19th of the month of August, 2010 to satisfy the debt of Evelyn Amoateng. Any person claiming a right to the goods may pay the amount claimed due and reasonable expenses before the sale, in which case the sale may not occur. Please note this in not a public auction.
DON’T SEE A SUPPORT group here that meets your needs? Call Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Way of Vermont. Within Vermont, dial 2-1-1 or 866652-4636 (toll free) or from outside of Vermont, 802-652-4636, 24/7. CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets on Sundays from 12-1 p.m. at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. This is a fellowship of men and women that meet and review the 12 steps of CODA, read stories from the CODA anonymous big book and share their experiences, strengths and hopes as we support each other. Open to everyone. Info: Larry, WLTRS@aol.com, 802-658-9994 or Jeff, JCDANIS@Burlingtontelecom.net, 802-8633674. For directions, call the Turning Point Center at 802-861-3150. TRANS GUY’S GROUP Every fourth Monday, RU12? Community Center, 34 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. This is a social and support group specifically for trans men. This informal, peer-facilitated group welcomes maleidentified people at any stage of transition. As this is currently a closed group, please contact the center to sign up: email@example.com or 860-RU12. PARTNERS OF TRANS GUYS Partners and Spouses of Trans Guys. Every third Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. This peerled group is a space
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munity. Free Nicotine Replacement products are available for program participants. For more information or to register, call 847-6541 or email@example.com. For ongoing statewide class schedules, contact the VT Quit Network at www. vtquitnetwork.org. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Learn how to cope with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support to each other. The group is informal and includes personal sharing of our grief experiences. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Meets every other week Mondays, 6-8 p.m. at the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Barre. 802-223-1878, www.cvhhh.org. DIGESTIVE SUPPORT GROUP Join this open support group, hosted by Carrie Shamel, and gain information regarding digestive disorders. If you suffer from any kind of digestive disorder or discomfort this is the place for you! Open to all. Meets the first Monday of every month in the Healthy Living Learning Center. For more information contact Carrie Shamel at carrie. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.llleus.org/state/ vermont/html. AL-ALNON IN ST. JOHNSBURY Tues. & Thurs., 7 p.m., Kingdom Recovery Center (Dr. Bob’s birthplace), 297 Summer St., St. Johnsbury. Sat., 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Cherry St., St. Johnsbury. NAMI CONNECTION (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Free peer-based recovery support group for people living with or facing the challenges of mental illness. This is a group that focuses on allowing participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe environment. 100% confidentiality. BENNINGTON: Every Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street. BURLINGTON: Every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street. ESSEX JUNCTION: Starting June 2010. 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m., Congregational
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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP 1-3 p.m., every third Thursday at The Bagel Cafe, Ethan Allen Shopping Center, N. Ave., Burlington. Please call or visit website for location information, www. vtcfids.org or call 1-800296-1445 or 802-6604817 (Helaine “Lainey” Rappaport). ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS with debt? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Annonymous. Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30, 45 Clark St., Burlington. Contact Brenda at 338-1170. IS FOOD A PROBLEM FOR YOU? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Call Overeaters Anonymous, 863-2655. GIRL POWER Learn about your inner power through meditation, sacred space, healing energy modalities. Connect and attune to empower & enlighten, expand your sense of awareness, network with others your age, find peer support within this on-going monthly group. Please bring a notebook journal, writing utensil and a folding chair. Ages 12-18. First Sat of each month at 4 p.m. at Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Rt. 7, Milton. To reserve space call Michele, 802893-9966, email@example.com. CIRCLE OF PARENTS support group meeting in Rutland Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. Meeting is free and confidential. For more info. call Heather at 802-498-0608 or 1-800-children. Meetings Tuesday evenings in Barre. For more info. call Cindy at 802-229-5724 or 1-800-children. ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) This support group functions as a community and educational group. We provide coffee, soda and snacks and are open to PALS, caregivers, family members and those who are interested in learning more about ALS. Our group meets the
second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at “Jim’s House”, 1266 Old Creamery Rd., Williston, VT. Hosted by Pete and Alphonsine Crevier, facilitated by Liza Martel, LICSW, Patient Care Coordinator for the ALS Association here in Vermont. 223-7638 for more information. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., S. Burlington, VT. There is no fee. This is open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. For more info, call 802-479-9450, or firstname.lastname@example.org. BURDENS WEIGHTING YOU DOWN? Unemployed, homeless, in need of direction? We are people just like you and have found the answer to all of the above problems. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Imani Center 293 N Winooski Ave. Please call 802-343-2027. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre occur every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info: 863-2655. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Municipal Building, Route 15 (just west of the bridge). Info: Debbie Y., 8885958. Meeting in Montpelier occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info: Carol, 223-5793. Meetings in Morrisville occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356 or Debbie Y., 888-5958. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS) Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) of Addison County and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will collaborate to sponsor a monthly ongoing support group for people who have lost someone by suicide. The group will meet the 1st Wed. of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. These free peer support groups will be held at Hospice Volunteer Services at the Marbleworks in Middlebury, and cofacilitated by professional representatives
from HVS and AFSP, both suicide survivors. For more information and to register call HVS at 388-4111. A NEW PERSPECTIVE A peer support group for people working through the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues. Wednesdays at the Turning Point Center, 5-6 p.m. The group will be facilitated and will be built around a weekly video followed by a group discussions. Some of the topics will include: Addictions and mental illness, recovery stories, dealing with stress, understanding personality problems, emotions. 191 Bank St., Burlington. 802-861-3150. BEREAVED PARENTS & SIBLINGS SUPPORT GROUP of the Compassionate Friends meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Info, 660-8797. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. NEED A HUG? New support group starting. Would you like to explore personal intimacy in a safe environment? This is accomplished by using touch for expressing and receiving tenderness. This is platonic and personal boundaries are respected. Day, time and location TBA. Jeff 310-4903 email iiyog@ aol.com. COED SINGLES GROUP Ages 50-65, forming for friendship and fun. Chittenden County area. Activities to include weeknight/weekend dinner, bowling, hikes, snow shoeing, movies, etc. If interested email Myra at email@example.com. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA’S SUPPORT GROUP Held monthly at The Arbors at Shelburne. For info. or to register, contact Nicole at 802985-8600. WOMEN’S RAPE CRISIS CENTER Will be starting a free, confidential 10week support group for adult female survivors of sexual violence. Please call 864-0555 ext. 20 for information.
sevendaysvt.com/classifieds LIVING SINGLE SUPPORT GROUP This course is a follow-up to the Divorce Recovery course that is offered at Essex Alliance Church. If you’ve been through the Divorce Care Class, you have an opportunity to continue to grow, heal, rebuild, and start again. Call Sue Farris for more information at 802-7340695. SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Location: Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main Street, Wallingford, 802-4463577. 6:30-8:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. GLAFF Gay and lesbian adoptive and foster families. GLAFF provides support, education, resources and strategies to help maintain and strengthen gay and lesbian foster and adoptive families in northwestern VT. Open
to all GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents and their children. Food, childcare provided. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Call Mike at 655-6688 to get more information and to register. ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BATTLING MULTIPLE MYELOMA? Support meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hope Lodge on East Avenue, Burlington. For more information call Kay Cromie at 655-9136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED ONES WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS Group forming for family members and loved ones of people with terminal illness. The group will have a spiritual base. We will offer each other support by listening, as well as share creative ways to explore feelings of grief and loss through writing, prayer, etc. Please
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BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets first and third Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Church “ramp entrance” from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Montpelier evening support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Vermont Protection and Advocacy, 141 Main St., Suite 7, in conference room #2 from 6-8 p.m. Colchester evening support group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the ground floor boardroom
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from 6-8 p.m. Middlebury support group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772.
AL-ANON Family group 12-step. Thursdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Call AWARE at 802472-6463 for information and to register. Free of charge. 88 High Street, Hardwick.
FORMING A NEW GROUP focused on recovery/ management of addictions, compulsions and their resulting imbalances on our lives. Alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step programs. Are you having trouble moderating alcohol? Work? Sex? Television? Food? Drugs? Computer games? Requires a commitment to improving your health and the ability to maintain a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Let’s discover how our struggles relate and help each other work on strategies to find balance. Contact Michelle at 802-399-6575 or recoveryourbalance@ gmail.com. LAKE CHAMPLAIN MEN’S RESOURCE CENTER MEN’S DROP-IN
SUPPORT GROUP All men welcome, weekly group w/cofacilitators. Open discussion format. Varied topics including: relationships, work, parenting, personal growth, healing. Confidential, nonjudgmental. Open to all ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations. Joseph’s House, 113 Elmwood Ave. Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m. More info: call Chris 434-4830. LYME DISEASE Are you interested in forming a group? Please call Susan at 899-2713. HIV SUPPORT GROUP This is a facilitated HIV/ AIDS support group that aims to foster a greater sense of community, self-acceptance and personal growth. We are a group of survivors and, with all of our experience, will help you understand and enjoy what positive living has to offer. Friday @ 7 p.m. in the white building behind the Universal Unitarian Church. For more info call Alton @
Post & browse ads at your convenience. 310-6094. SHOPLIFTERS SUPPORT GROUP Selfhelp support group now forming in the capital area for persons who would like to meet regularly for mutual support. This new group would meet biweekly at a time and place to be decided to discuss our issues, struggles and ways of staying out of trouble. We’ll likely use some of Terry Shulman’s work as a focus for some of our discussions. Please call Tina at 802763-8800 or email at Tmarie267201968@ cs.com STARTING A WOMEN’S GROUP Ages 45+, to meet weekly for lunch and other activities such as walking, book discussions, museum visits, matinees, etc. Email Katherine at MKR27609@aol.com. MAN-TO-MAN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER Support group meets 5 p.m.,
2nd Tuesday of each month in the board room of Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester. 1-800-ACS2345. MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE/DYSAUTONOMIA Group forming for information sharing purposes. Please call 863-3153. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Meeting. Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info call Linda at 476-8345. BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Enosburg Falls, 10 Market Place, Main St. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are welcomed. The hope is to begin a Compassionate Friends Chapter in the area. Info, please call Priscilla at 933-7749.
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EATING DISORDERS PARENTAL SUPPORT GROUP for parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia. Meetings 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Community Church, Rt. 15, Essex Center. We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old and new ED parents. More information, call Peter at 802-899-2554. OCD SUPPORT GROUP/ THERAPY GROUP Come share your experience, get support from those who have been there, learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how to reduce its symptoms. Therapist facilitated. Weekly meetings, 802-343-8114. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and Dementia support group. Held the last Tuesday of every month at Birchwood Terrace, Burlington. Info, contact Stefanie Catella, 8636384.
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Child and Family Outpatient Clinician: Individual, family and group treatment. Some case management and community work involved. Team approach. Master’s degree (MSW, LCMHC or Psychology) and Vermont licensure required. Substance abuse credentialing preferred. This is a 37.5 hour per week benefit eligible position.
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Spirit Delivery is looking for drivers with a clean driving record to drive non-CDL 26' straight trucks. Must be able to lift and move home appliances. Pay ranges between $100-$115 per day. Must be able to pass drug and background check. (802) 338-9048
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Leaps & Bounds is looking for motivated, flexible team players to join our growing childcare team at our Essex and Williston locations. Must have experience, education and a sense of humor! Pay based on education and experience.
Successful candidate will demonstrate enjoyment of and skill with teaching young people working on basic academic skills and high school completion, as well as engagement of community volunteers as learning mentors for students and contributors to program enrichment in a variety of ways.
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Come work for one of the most recognized and respected nonprofits in the world. The American Red Cross is helping people in Vermont and across the world every day to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies. If you share the passion of our mission then apply now for the Operations Coordinator position currently open in our Burlington office. The ideal candidate will handle routine office duties, including answering multiline phone system, data entry, scheduling Health and Safety courses, coordinating instructors work schedules and some accounting duties. This position is full time and reports to the Regional Operations Manager. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. If you want to feel good about getting up and going to work every day, and working hard in a busy office, then we want to talk with you. Please send your resume to: Angela Russell, Regional Operations Manager American Red Cross – VT/NH Valley Region 29 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 or email email@example.com. The American Red Cross is an equal opportunity employer.
Supportive roommate sought to provide quiet home to independent man in Montpelier. Attached apartment or similar setting would be ideal but not critical. Individual values independent access to downtown Montpelier, so location is key. Qualified candidates would have a clean driving record, ability to work as a team and a knack for respectful approaches. Compensation include difficulty-of-care payment as well as monthly room and board. Background checks required.
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New England Federal Credit Union, Vermont’s largest credit union with seven branch locations, is a growing organization committed to excellence in price, convenience, service, and 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.
eCommerce Specialist The eCommerce Specialist, a newly created role, is responsible for ensuring the systems, procedures, and vendors making up our electronic delivery of banking products, transactions, and communications result in the highest levels of NEFCU member satisfaction. Analysis of product use and capabilities, process documentation, benchmarking and measuring utility and reliability, selecting software controls, responding to regulatory inquiries, researching and resolving member inquiries regarding functionality and service are key elements of contribution through this position. The successful candidate must be detail oriented with specialized expertise in electronic retail service delivery. Self-discipline and drive to accomplish while working at a faster-than-average pace in a team environment are essential. This position requires a dedicated, cooperative team player who enjoys building relationships and assisting others. A minimum of an associate’s degree in an appropriate field associated with retail technologies and systems and demonstrated professional experience in the key contribution areas for the position will be required for consideration. The position is a full-time position and reports to the Senior Retail Delivery Executive. NEFCU enjoys an employer of choice distinction with turnover averaging less than 10%. More than 96% of our 165 staff say NEFCU is a great place to work (2009 Annual Staff Survey). If you believe you have the qualifications to contribute to this environment, please send your resume and cover letter to: HR@nefcu.com EOE/AA
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Mobilize alumni in the service of students’ career development and lead departmental efforts to provide career services to alumni. Provide career counseling, job coaching, and related programs to assist search students and alumni with career exploration, internship and job search and graduate school planning. Develop, market and implement events, class presentations and workshops which support student and alumni career development needs. Enlist alumni and friends in building strong relationships with employers, the recruitment and hiring of and UVMstudents and graduates. Use new media and technology to build awareness, participation and connections. comfort with Demonstrate and commitment to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Some is evening and weekend work and infrequent travel required. Minimum Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, Requirements: human services field, and two to four years experience orrelated or equivalent combination experiencerequired. of knowledge and Demonstrated success in counseling, teaching, organizing, follow-through development. and program Training in career counseling, job search coaching, or experiential learning and college studentdevelopment preferred. Ability to promote and work positively and effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of interests, learning styles and needs required. Solid technical skills to manage online network to and communications. Demonstrated commitment diversity and to fostering a collaborative environment required. The University of Vermont an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative is Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Manager of Co-op Deli Ideal candidate has: strong fiscal, operational, and people skills • successful experience leading deli department • ability to model exceptional customer service • knowledge of food prep. and safety excellent Full time position with benefit package. •
The program will also employ a Case Manager who, along with the Program Director, will conduct assessments, facilitate groups and provide case management duties, and monitor transitional housing activities and other associated duties. Certification (LADC, CADC, or ASAC) is desired, experience in human services is required. The Program Director is a full-time 1st shift position; the Case Manager Position is a full-time 2nd shift position. Both positions may include weekend shifts. Applicants interested in working full- or part-time are invited to complete voluntary Applicant Self-ID form at www.phoenixhouse.org/National/Careers/ Opportunities.html. Send resume and form to Richard Turner at email@example.com or call 802-672-2500. EOE
The Hampton Inn is a 187-room hotel with over 6000 feet of event space. Three years of prior hotel sales management experience required. Knowledge and proficiency in Hotel Salespro software is preferred. We offer excellent benefits including available health and dental coverage, competitive salaries ,and a bonus plan. Mail resumes attention Brett Loehr, 703 US Rt. 5 South,
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Phoenix Houses of New England is opening a new 20-bed men’s transitional living program, RISE (Recovery in an Independent Sober Environment), this coming October in Burlington, VT. The program will provide transitional living and case management to adult men who have been treated for substance abuse disorders and are committed to their own recovery process. We are presently recruiting for a full-time Program Director who will be responsible for the oversight of the program, maintaining strong relationships with state agencies, the local business community and community service providers who are involved with the program, and residents. The Program Director will also ensure delivery of program services according to Vermont contracts, State and Department of Corrections and maintaining grant specifications with any other government service that invests in the program. Experience in working in human services and in residential treatment or a halfway house setting is desirable for the Program Director, along with experience in health and safety documentation and operational management activities.
This position will also oversee, stimulate, guide and support the sales operation and the banquet department; work closely with the catering director to maximize catering revenues and effectively control all marketing expenses while exceeding overall budgeted revenues and occupancy. Most importantly, our director of sales will have an uncanny ability to connect with clients, develop relationships, and seek out and successfully attain new business.
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for the the Hampton Inn and Event Center in Colchester, Vt. This key manager will conceive, plan, direct, control and implement all strategies and activities involving marketing, sales, promotions, advertising and public relations.
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The Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate is looking for a Corporate Controller to join our fast-paced, growth-oriented and metric-driven company. The candidate must have a minimum of three years experience as a Controller or other qualifying experience such as public accounting. The role requires experience in managing the GL, preparing consolidated financial statements, evaluating product margins, treasury management, and management of accounting and credit staff. Experience in Microsoft Navision, foreign exchange, and corporate income tax preferred but not required. Bachelor’s degree in business required. CPA preferred. Competitive compensation. Submit letter and resume to email@example.com, or mail to: Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate PO Box 150, Waterbury, VT 05676.
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bachelor’s degree in human service related field. Experience working with women and children preferred, knowledge of community resources and case-management skills desired. Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required. Lund Family Center offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Jamie Tourangeau, HR Manager, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009. Fax: (802) 861-6460. Email: email@example.com.
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR Milton Family Community Center. Ideal candidates will have proven success in planning, organizing and facilitating groups, developing new programs, curriculum, program management. Grant writing experience desired. EOE
Submit resume and list of references to
Attn: LTP MFCC P.O. Box 619, Milton, VT 05468.
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Looking for an energetic person with early education experience in a child care setting. Must be a team player, have a high school diploma and 10:34:00 AM enjoy working with young children.
Chittenden County’s leading new-home builder is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our experienced sales team. The successful candidate will have sales experience but not necessarily in real estate.
Call 802-872-2772 and ask for Stacey or Maureen.
The position is full-time, weekend hours are required. Excellent compensation and benefits program commensurate with experience. In-depth training and education provided. Our family-owned business is based in Essex Junction with model homes in several areas in Chittenden & Addison County.
Please send resumes to: Chris Snyder Snyder Homes 15 Brickyard Road Essex Junction, VT 05452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Established firm seeks experienced person to manage apartment community in Chittenden “Reaching out from the heart to those in need.” 8/9/10 10:41:55 AM County. This is currently 4t-Snyder-081110.indd 1 a part time position (M-F 20 hours per week) that could eventually lead to full time. Job requires excellent people and St. Joseph’s Residential Care Home, Burlington, Vt. communication skills, Full-time, night shift (11p.m.-7 a.m.); part time, every other weekend. as well as experience Assist residents with activities of daily living providing a high level of with Excel, Word and care when needed. Assist in the maintenance of the unit to provide for a Word Perfect. Property pleasant, efficient and safe environment. Follow resident-rights guidelines including confidentiality at all times to Insure that residents are being management experience treated with dignity and respect. Demonstrate competency in nursing care preferred. Salary skills in order to provide appropriate and safe care. negotiable.
Licensed Nursing Aide or Personal Care Attendant
We offer competitive wages and benefits. All positions require a high level of professionalism and a willingness to promote the vision, mission and values of the Home. Apply in person at 243 North Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401, or via email to email@example.com.
Please forward cover letter and resume by email to: Stephanie Allen, Vice President, Coburn & Feeley Property Management: sallen@ coburnfeeley.com.
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Help Vermonters pursue their education goals!
Tutor – Career and Education Outreach
Preferred candidates will provide tutoring services to participants in the VSAC Outreach program at the request and direction of Outreach Counselor and supervisor. Tutoring will occur at identified schools. Tutors will be required to maintain tutoring logs and monitor student progress. Must be able to provide own transportation to school. Teaching certification or endorsements as well as in-school experience preferred. Candidates should possess strong ability to tutor students (specifically in math), individually and in small groups. All tutors must complete a criminal background check and clearance prior to tutoring. Up to 10 hours per week. Job code: SEV300
Parent Liaison – Career and Education Outreach
Work with supervisor to set up a plan to involve parents in the VSAC GEAR UP program. Duties will include presenting information to parents, making phone calls to discuss the program and upcoming events, organizing events and activities, setting up group meetings, and attending events as appropriate. Liaisons will be required to maintain activity and call logs. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of their region and school community, an understanding of special concerns of families who are sending students to college for the first time, and/or knowledge of the VSAC Outreach Program. Maximum of 5 hours per week. Job code: SEV299 VSAC offers a dynamic work environment and competitive compensation. To learn more about these and other opportunities, visit our website at www.vsac.org. To be considered for any of our positions, please submit a resume and cover letter with job code by August 19, 2010, to Director of Human Resources via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 654-3765 or mail. EOE VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION PO Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404 Equal Opportunity Employer
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child care position available. BA/ BS or AA in Early Childhood ed. or a related field or CDA required. Call Crystal at the PlayCare Center of Richmond, 802-434-3891, for more information.
Licensed Master Plumber
Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistants
Caregiver needed for
congenial, outdoorsy elderly man, Richmond-Huntington area, Thurs./Fri., some Sundays. $15/hour. Overnights possible if desired. Nonsmoker, good winter driver. Experience with dementia or LNA/CNA preferable.
Vermont Energy Contracting & Supply has an immediate opening for a licensed master plumber to join our HVAC installation team. Residential and light commercial plumbing and heating. We offer a four-day work week, competitive wages and benefits with local travel only. Great opportunity for quality-oriented team player. Email to Barbara@vtenergy.com
needed throughout Vermont for temporary, part-time and full-time positions.
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Collaborative Solutions Corporation is seeking to fill several positions at our Second Spring Community Recovery Residence located in Williamstown, VT.
Recovery Staff – We have one full-time opening for a nighttime shift as well as several per diem openings for recovery staff to provide direct care to consumers in our community recovery setting that would generally receive services in a hospital environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing supportive counseling, observing and recording resident activities and behaviors, taking vital signs and assisting residents in meeting basic daily needs. The full-time position is salaried with benefits, and is scheduled as three 12-hour shifts and one 4-hour shift. Recovery Staff Coordinator – We are seeking to hire an energetic & enthusiastic individual with strong organizational skills whose duties will include administrative support to human resources and management; orienting new employees as well as maintenance of staff training records as required by licensing; providing logistical support to day staff, maintaining staff schedules; providing floor coverage for meetings. This position is full-time, 5 days per week and is benefit eligible. The 2 positions listed above are available for candidates having either a high school diploma, associate's or bachelor’s degree. Experience working with severely and persistently mentally ill adults in similar care positions can be considered in lieu of college degree. Vocational Specialist – We have one position open for an energetic, recovery oriented individual to provide vocational assessment, training and development in coordination with clinical and direct care staff. Candidates should have excellent communication and computer skills and the ability to work as a team player. This position requires a Master’s degree and 2 years experience; bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience; a combination of education and relevant experience and/ or an Occupational Therapist degree may be considered. All positions offer competitive wages and a flexible benefits and time-off package. Additional shift differential available for night shift positions. Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and safe, insured vehicle also required. Applications or resumes may be submitted to: (no phone calls, please) Lori Schober Second Spring 118 Clark Road Williamstown, VT 05679 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
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*If you are between the ages of 18-65, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the University of Vermont. Please email resume to email@example.com or apply at www.dentaltempsvt.com.
*Engineers at UVM are looking for participants to try a new back device that may help with your posture.
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The school year is fast approaching. Is it time to think about opportunities for extra income? At Wake Robin we currently have a number of part-time opportunities:
Participants can earn up to $750. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact the back study office at (802)-656-9915.
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People person needed.
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HSCC is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to handle the recruitment, training, management, appreciation and retention of the dedicated individuals who make the valuable contribution of their time to our organization. Exemplary communication and organizational skills are required, as are a commitment to animal welfare, previous supervision of staff or volunteers, and unflappability in the face of competing priorities. This is a full-time (salary plus benefits) position and an opportunity to join a strong team of dedicated individuals who are unafraid of challenging, emotional and rewarding work.
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Consulting engineer seeks civil engineer for VT office. 2-4 years experience preferred. Project exposure includes water treatment/distribution, wastewater treatment/collection, site development, stormwater treatment and roadway design. Seeking individual w/ solid technical background, common sense, positive attitude and good sense of humor. Must be able to manage projects, budgets and client contact.
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HSCC - Volunteer Coordinator Search, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403 No calls or email submissions, please. Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Temporary Assistant Director, Learning Center
For position details and application process visit jobs.plattsburgh.edu and select “Professional Positions.”
Provide pharmaceutical services to patients. Communicate with, prescribe, and offer counseling and assistance to patient concerns. Pharmacist will be responsible for the entire operation of the Pharmacy Department including financial aspects and inventory control. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and Vermont Pharmacy license. Price Chopper 461 Nott St. Schenectady, NY 12308 email@example.com EOE
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Carpentry Subcontractors Carpenters Laborers
Driver’s license and positive attitude a must.
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Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Fax resume or work information to: Goldfield Construction Management, LLC 174 Avenue C Williston, VT 05495. Fax: (802)862-9600
Sales Manager. Must be a self-starter and willing to prospect for new business through cold calling (phone and in person), Internet, direct mail and trade shows. Ability to build relationships with customers is major component of this job. Competitive salary with benefits. Send resume to Michelle Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our Primary Care Unit is expanding with additional nursing and physician hours.
RN Day & night Full- & Part-time positions
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Account Manager needed for busy employee benefits brokerage. Experience in health insurance preferred. Attention to detail, customer service skills, and Excel proficiency required. Duties involve account management of our large group health, dental, and life insurance clients, including renewals and service issues. We offer an excellent team environment, good benefits, and opportunity for professional growth.
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Behavioral Interventionist Needed
Residential Housekeeping Looking for a dependable person with good housekeeping skills to work 30 hours, Monday-Friday. Dependable vehicle a must. Please call
Grand Isle Supervisory Union is seeking a qualified, energetic and organized individual to provide individualized behavioral and emotional support in the role of a Behavioral Interventionist within a local 802-355-8012. elementary school. Qualified applicants should have direct experience with behavioral programming, and preferably an AS or BA degree in a related field. This fullPlainfield seeking New restaurant in 1 5/31/10 11:52:23 AM time position is scheduled to begin August 26, 2010 and 1-jodiescleaning060210.indd run through the 2010-2011 academic year. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current letters of recommendation to: Beth Hemingway, Director of Student Support Services, Grand Isle Supervisory Union, 5038 US Route 2, North Hero, VT 05474.
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SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER Jvillage Network creates easy-to-update custom Web sites and engaging interactive tools to help Jewish organizations grow their membership communities. We are seeking an experienced Sales Account Manager. The Sales Account Manager will actively recruit new members to the Jvillage Web site platform through the development and implementation of targeted inbound and outbound sales strategies. Excellent communication skills, a high level of professionalism and familiarity with Jewish culture, calendar and life cycle are critical to this position. Please send cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full job description visit www.jvillagenetwork.com.
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Afterschool Professionals Wanted
When people visit our Champlain Mill office, they almost always tell us, “I wish I could work in a place like this!” Perhaps you, too, desire the friendly, casual, hardworking, customer-supportive environment offered by our 45-employee company. PCC has been designing, developing and supporting our pediatricspecific practice management software for the last 27 years. We recently launched a new clinical product and are expanding our team to accommodate increased demand for this software.
ImplementatIon SpecIalISt PCC is looking for a passionate individual to join our team of health care IT professionals as an Implementation Specialist. This individual will work closely with our pediatric practice clients as they begin using our new Electronic Health Record software. Specifically, the Implementation Specialist works with the client to configure the software and train the staff, both administrative and professional, on the best use of the tools. This position requires an individual with creative problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management and the ability to work in a constantly changing environment. Travel is required and prior experience in a health care setting is desired.
Software Support SpecIalISt PCC is looking for dynamic individuals who understand the meaning of customer care to join our Software Support Team. Enjoy helping our pediatric practice clients build their Practice Management and EHR software skills and confidence, while working as part of a customer-focused and dedicated team. Interest in a career that features creative problem solving, training, and travel is a must. Prior experience in healthcare technology desired, but not required.
The Burlington Kids afterschool program seeks creative, enthusiastic individuals to work in after-school programs at JJ Flynn Elementary school and at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes elementary school. We seek skilled educators and childcare professionals with a passion for creating engaging learning opportunities for students of all interests and abilities.
Jeffrey J. Fournier Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities Burlington School District firstname.lastname@example.org phone 802.540.0285 cell 802.316.0402 fax 802.864.8501
To learn more about PCC and how to apply, visit our website at www.pcc.com/careers. The deadline for submitting your application is August 13. No phone calls, please.
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Part-time/Full-Time Nurses and LNAs Come join the great team at Starr Farm Nursing Center. The current openings are for RN, LPN and LNA. If you enjoy working with people in a caring manner, you will fit in with our team. Call the Director of Nursing Services at 802-658-6717. E O E
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1 8/9/10 3:53:38 PM Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc., an inpatient substance abuse program, has the following position open.
PART-TIME COOK Approximately 18 hrs./week, for our residential treatment program. Experience with meal preparation for 50 or more is essential. Will prepare three meals per day for approximately 50 patients and staff. Will assist in kitchen maintenance and cleaning. Mail, fax or email letters of interest and resumes along with salary requirements to: Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc. 10 Maple Leaf Rd., Underhill, VT 05489 Phone: 802 899-2911 Fax: 802 899-3617 Email: email@example.com A United Way Member Agency
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Looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to work in a fast-paced environment preparing and serving meals to our residents on a part-time basis. If you are flexible, hard working and fun, please apply. Rotating shifts – day, evening and weekend as needed. Apply online at Kindred.com or in person.
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PM Line Cook Come build your future at Middlebury College!
Must have 1 year experience. Apply at Sonoma Station in Richmond.
IT/Technology positions available!
Network Security Administrator Systems Programmer/Administrator
Full-time benefits eligible positions Network Security Administrator
We seek an IT professional who will lead and participate in the selection, implementation, appropriate use and on-going support of network security and network-level administration of all network aware devices on campus. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus experience in Information Technology, or equivalent. Minimum 2 years experience in Network Security and 5 years experience in Network and Systems Administration.
Systems Programmer/Administrator This position plays an integral role in the analysis, development, integration and maintenance of College-wide information systems. Designs and implements applications and servers to enhance and augment the overall productivity and usefulness of the College’s computing infrastructure. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Minimum of 2 years of experience programming in a multi-platform and networked environment utilizing C, C++, Perl and JAVA and at least 5 years’ experience with UNIX, Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
SERVING FRANKLIN & GRAND ISLE COUNTIES Quality is a two-way opportunity… Are you a match for NCSS?
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Interested applicants, please apply online via: http://go.middlebury.edu/jobs For assistance, please call Human Resources at 802-443-5465.
NCSS Inc., 107 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478. firstname.lastname@example.org
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HowardCenter improves the well-being of children, adults, families and communities.
Stay Careers in Chittenden County Do you live in Chittenden County and want to make a difference in someone’s life?
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needed part-time at busy family-practice office in Williston. Active ARRT Certification and VT State license are required. Please fax resume to (802) 879-6853, attn: Sue (lab/x-ray supervisor).
HowardCenter’s sHared Living Provider Program
matches people with developmental disabilities with individuals, couples or families, to provide home, day-to-day assistance and individualized support needs.
A generous, tax-free stipend and respite budget provided with most SLP/Roommate positions. To learn more about these exciting home-based careers, please contact Marisa Hamilton, Recruiter, at 802-488-6571. Visit www.howardcenter.org for more details and a complete list of employment opportunities. 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.
We deliver fresh bread in the Chittenden County area. 4 a.m. - 12 p.m. Punctuality is an asset. Good wages for the right person. Call 802-865-3440. Leave a message and we will return your call to schedule an interview. Stewart’s Bakery
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Student Services Representative / Perry Hall Front Desk
Reporting to the Perry Hall Student Service Center Manager, the Student Services Representative will work as part of a team to provide customer service to students and families regarding financial aid, student accounts and registration. The successful candidate will be responsible for front-end office procedures including answering a high volume of incoming phone and email requests, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, imaging documents, and scheduling students and families for appointments. Make updates to the database regarding financial aid appeals, names and address changes, and tracking of incoming calls and emails. Handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional and ethical manner. An associate’s degree is required, bachelor’s preferred. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced, open environment, strong interpersonal communication skills, and be comfortable with modest numerical calculations. Additionally, candidates need the ability to accurately and effectively handle high volume of data and electronic record keeping. Additional hours are required a few times throughout the year including the opening weekends in the fall and in January. Submit a resume and cover letter online by August 20, 2010 at www.champlain.edu/hr. 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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Prevent Child Abuse vermont is seeking a
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coordinator/Trainer to oversee the implementation of SAFE-T, our prevention/education program for middle-school students. Candidate must be able to successfully recruit schools, train faculty, staff and parents, handle administrative details and work directly with young teens. We are looking for someone with a unique blend of skills and experience that include education, social work, sales and marketing. There are two full-time positions and one half-time position based in Montpelier, and includes statewide travel. Position is open until filled. Reliable transportation necessary. Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Search, PO Box 829, Montpelier, VT 05601-0829 or email email@example.com. Website: www.pcavt.org. EOE 3h-PreventAbuse-081110.indd 1
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ROAD DEPARTMENT Experienced truck driver and equipment operator needed to assist in all facets of year-round road maintenance programs. Must have CDL or be able to acquire one during probationary period. The ideal candidate will possess mechanical skills, have experience operating heavy equipment,and should be able to work cooperatively as part of a three-person road crew team. Competitive pay and benefits. Application reviews will begin August 19, 2010. Application and complete job description are available online at www.waitsfieldvt.us and at the Waitsfield Town Office, 9 Bridge St., Waitsfield VT 05673, or call Town Administrator Valerie Capels at (802) 496-2218 for more information. EOE
Design and implement a communications program that informs and excites government, private and nonprofit sectors’ leadership about plans and policies to expand e-State initiatives that promote access to and use of broadband. Act as a liaison between broadband providers, nonprofit groups and government to connect and coordinate various broadband initiatives. Oversee and coordinate the activities of regional technology planning teams. Disseminate information to improve understanding of opportunities that will enhance broadband adoption and use in Vermont. Identify and support the development of funding proposals for activities that promote the use of broadband across multiple communities, organizations and sectors of society in Vermont. Maintain and provide programmatic information needed for U.S. Department of Commerce reporting. This is a four-year stimulus grant-funded position. Please see our website at www.telecomvt.org for full job description.
Director of Knowledge Management
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outpatient program. A master’s degree, license eligible, a collaborative approach, and one year experience providing psychotherapy required for this full-time, salaried position.
WCMHS provides an exceptional benefit package for salaried positions, a stimulating and supportive working environment, and many opportunities for professional growth.
Please send resumes to Personnel Department, The Institute for Sustainable Communities is seeking a Director P.O. Box 647, Montpelier, VT 05602. of Knowledge Management to develop and implement a knowledge sharing strategy that ensures that ISC’s intellectual capital is captured, utilized and 4t-WCMH-080410.indd 1 8/2/10 communicated effectively both City of Saint Albans, VT within the organization and among stakeholders. The Director will develop systems that promote learning and sharing across projects, programs, functional The City of Saint Albans seeks an Assistant City Clerk. This units and offices (domestic and international) and will leverage is a fast-paced position in a dynamic municipal office with opportunities for integration, extensive interaction with the public via telephone and in collaboration, and innovation person. Proven ability to multitask and a genuine enjoythroughout ISC.
Assistant City Clerk
A complete job description can be found at http://www.iscvt.org/ who_we_are/jobs/.
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If you are interested in this position, call Marc Adams at 524-1700, or submit cover letter and resume to Marc Adams, NFI-St. Albans, 12 Fairfield Hill Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478. Fax to 802-524-1777 or email MarcAdams@nafi.com. EOE
Resumes should be submitted to:
One national life Dr., records Center Building montpelier, Vt 05620-3205
Northeastern Family Institute St. Albans has an opening for a DCF Contract Care Coordinator. Responsibilities include Child/Parent contact support, support to parents and foster parents, community skills work with children, and team-based coordination. We need an independent person with strong communication skills, who is able to pay attention to details, and understand how to work with diverse family systems. Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field required. Training in Family Time Coaching, Family Safety Planning, and Family Group Conferencing a plus. Come join a close-knit team of dedicated service providers who are committed to children and families.
Local moving company looking for Movers and CDL WWW.NAFI.COM drivers! Previous experience not required; we will train the 8/9/10 9:32:13 AM right candidates. 4T-NFI-DCF-081110.indd 1 Applicants must have the highest level The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services of of customer service, Washington County Mental Health Services work well in a team atmosphere and pass a pre-employment drug screening. Competitive pay. Mental health clinician needed to provide clinical services Please call to children and families in a community mental health center 802-655-6683.
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Director of Broadband Outreach and Coordination
DCF CONTRACT CARE COORDINATOR
A full job description is available at www.stalbansvt.com. Expected hiring range is $28,500 - $32,500, plus full City benefits. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Peg Strait, Director of Finance and Administration, at email@example.com. Resume review will begin August 16, 2010.
ISC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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ment for serving the public is essential.
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Distiller, Project Manager Coeur Vert, Spirit with herbs
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It’s nearly as fun listening to customers describing how they want their bacon. When I order the $7 “flight,” which includes strips from Hormel, Vermont Smoke and Cure, and nearby Tangletown Farm, I ask for it crisp, but not so crisp that the fat won’t wiggle. Lindsey Bolger, director of coffee at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and her husband, Alec Brecher, who are visiting the bar for the first time, want their bacon to “defy gravity.” They’d like it “not so limp that it bends, but with a little bit of play.” After consulting with the bacon chef, Rieke returns with a drawing that illustrates her understanding of the couple’s preferred level Jaquelyn Rieke of doneness. She got it right. How have Bolger and Brecher ended up at Nutty Pac-Man or alien-shoot-’em-up Galaga. They choose the former and take turns Steph’s on this sunny Thursday evening? getting gobbled up by ghosts. Before They heard rumors about beer milkthey leave, they stock up on chocolate shakes — best made with chocolate stout, Rieke says — and wanted to give one a try. confections. Behind the bar, Rieke’s next task is Once they were here, the wacky snacks peeling cloves of garlic, which will be sound too good to resist. I’m in the same boat. Alongside my grilled and served with cups of dark chocolate for dipping. Mint, plucked bacon, I ask for Rieke’s full selection of from a patch out back, is muddled with foods you can (though usually don’t) dip housemade orange syrup and turned in chocolate: basil, cheddar cheese, Red Hen bread, fresh berries, dried pineinto a classy soda. Until Rieke got a liquor license apple, garlic and popcorn. The cheddar, this June, the towns of Middlesex and the pineapple and, surprisingly, the Moretown were effectively dry. The basil turn out to be my favorites. A hint lack of other public drinking establish- of chocolate rounds out the herb’s bitter ments is one reason some 30 to 40 pa- chlorophyll notes, making the verdant trons come through the tiny shop every leaves a surprising treat. The garlic, which hasn’t been on the Thursday evening. But the inventive grill long enough to cook through, is a bit snacks and piano music don’t hurt. Neither does free chocolate tast- of a shock. The nearly raw clove’s spiciing. Glass jars filled with dark-brown ness overpowers the chocolate, leaving buttons of high-end stuff — Valrhona, me reluctant to talk to strangers, but less Schokinag, El Rey — line the bar, orga- worried about the odd vampire. At 7 p.m., as the piano music begins, nized from lightest to darkest. When one first-timer asks if the chocolate bits Rieke looks around her little domain are for sampling, Rieke replies seriously: with obvious pleasure. About 10 people “No, they’re just for torturing.” Then she are currently in evidence, and all of us have drinks — including glasses of wine, breaks into a grin. With the goal of determining their Belgian-style beers and homemade own chocolate preferences — from sodas — paired with strips of smoky creamy white to rich and super-dark — meat. “I like it when everybody has bacon,” customers can select the ones they want the granola maker, chocolatier and barto sample. Rieke doles them out with intender says with a laugh. structions that sound positively erotic. “If you suck on this and let it get — S uzANNE P o D h A izE r warm in your mouth, it will release all of these flavors,” she explains of one particularly complex variety. “The longer Nutty Steph’s, 961C Route 2, you keep it in your mouth, the more you Middlesex, 229-2090. get out of it.” C
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“A lot of people have this idea that local talent is not as good as [that] from far away,” says former dancer and supporter of the arts Sharry Underwood. Out to prove that skill blossoms everywhere, she funded a grant at the Flynn allowing Vermonters the Chance to Dance — and to wow audiences — on the MainStage. At July auditions, a dozen groups and individual artists from all over the state were chosen to present a variety of genres. Look for tribal bellydancing by Naima, expressive moves by Ellen Smith Ahern (pictured) and Celtic traditions from Heather Morris. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for many of the choreographers,” says organizer and ballet teacher Shelley Ismail. “Mostly, I think it’s wonderful that they can [perform] on a proper stage.”
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‘CHANCE TO DANCE’ Saturday, August 14, 8 p.m., at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $14-18. Info, 863-5966. www.flynntix.org
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Row, row, row your ... boat? North Hero’s City Bay will teem with watercrafts this Saturday, but it may feel like a stretch to call the cardboard-and-duct-tape vessels “boats.” Nevertheless, the fifth annual International Duct Tape Regatta puts them in the waves at a wacky race benefiting the North Hero Community Hall restoration project. With a “Celebrate the Islands” theme — meaning creative costumes and boat design — paddlers row (hopefully) seaworthy constructions 200 yards to Hero’s Welcome. Skippers are divided into two categories: ages 8 to 15, and 16 and up. Trophies for fastest lap, best theme representation and best in show follow, along with a chicken barbecue at the fire station. Grab some duct tape and make a splash.
INTERNATIONAL DUCT TAPE REGATTA Saturday, August 14, at North Hero Community Hall. Registration, 9 a.m.; race begins at 10 a.m. $25. Info, 372-9148 or 372-4859.
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The Big Muddy Getting disheveled during sports games is par for the course. But the 21st Annual Epilepsy Mud Volleyball Tournament is perhaps a tad messier than most matches; it may as well be called Puddle Volleyball. Still, there’s no shortage of teams willing to dive in, fulfilling childhood dreams of mudpit waddling. Preregistered teams of eight to 12 competitors pass the ball over the net in a slippery tourney where “general volleyball rules apply, with the exception that the game is in mud!” says Audrey Butler, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. With proceeds benefiting the foundation, “It’s a really fun summer event that helps raise money for an important cause.” Ready to get your hands — and then some — dirty?
ANNUAL EPILEPSY MUD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Sunday, August 15, at Chapin Road in Essex Center. Team check-in, 8 a.m.; games begin at 9 a.m. $225 per team; free to watch. Info, 800-565-0972 or 318-1575. firstname.lastname@example.org 42 CALENDAR
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Sex isn’t always sexy, as the teenage characters of Spring Awakening know full well. Penned by Frank Wedekind in the early 1890s, the play captures the confusion, fear and shame linked to dawning sexuality. But, says Red Stage Theatre Company director Maryna Harrison, “One of the trickiest and most delicate things about [the play] is that it’s very, very funny.” Scenes about sex and masturbation are “comical and tragic all at the same time,” says actor and Vermont native Kohler McKenzie. In Red Stage’s production, adult characters are portrayed via video projections, further depicting the 2-D world of grownups. With such radical themes, Awakening has often been banned, but McKenzie argues that its message matters — especially today. “We live in a society and a time where we try to protect our children,” he says. “There’s a point where you protect information so much that you give no information.”
‘SPRING AWAKENING’ Saturday, August 14, 8 p.m., and Sunday, August 15, 2 p.m., at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. See website for future dates through August 29. $15. Info, 318-7935. redstagetheatre.org, email@example.com
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WINOOSKI COALITION FOR A SAFE AND PEACEFUL COMMUNITY: Neighbors and local businesses help create a thriving Onion City by planning community events, sharing resources, networking and more. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Free. Info, 655-1392, ext.10.
BOLLYWOOD CLASS: Arunima Dasgupta teaches Indian classical- and folk-dance routines in a workshop. North End Studio, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $10. Info, 863-6713, firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Those keen on Jane Austen’s favorite pastime make rural rounds in air-conditioned comfort. Val Medve calls the steps. Richmond Free Library, 7-9 p.m. $2 donation. Info, 899-2378.
‘A TASTE OF JUDAISM’: Attendees of all denominations learn more about the religion and way of life. Temple Sinai, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5125. BURNHAM KNITTERS: Yarn unfurls into purls at a chat-and-craft session. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576. KIDPOWER SAFETY CLASS: Parents and caregivers learn how to help people with developmental disabilities stay safe, act wisely and believe in themselves. Vermont Family Network, Williston, 6-9 p.m. $25 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info, 425-5437.
OPEN HOUSE AT BRICK HOUSE: The 40 rooms of this Colonial Revival-style mansion — the Vermont home of Electra Havemeyer Webb — attract local history and architecture hounds. Shelburne Museum, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free for museum members; $30 otherwise; preregistration required. Info, 985-3346.
VERMONT DAY OPEN HOUSE: Those with equine interests observe public events in the outdoor arena. UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Weybridge, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 388-2011.
ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS: Vermont’s largest agricultural fair hosts horse, cow, miniature-donkey and sheep shows; tractor pulls; a hand-mowing competition; kiddie rides; and live entertainment. Addison County Fairgrounds, Vergennes, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. $2-10; $6-30 season pass; additional $10-15 tickets for rides; free for children under 5. Info, 545-2557. MONTRÉAL’S ITALIAN WEEK: Events related to food, sports, art, literature and fashion interpret classic Italian traditions and customs, paying homage to the thriving Italian culture in Québec. Visit www.semaineitaliennedemontreal.com for details. Various locations, Montréal, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Various prices. Info, 514-279-6357. VERMONT FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: A whoppin’ fiveweek festival boasts 125 exhibits, performances and workshops celebrating painting, poetry, crafts, culinary arts and everything in between. Visit www. vermontartfest.com for details. Various locations, Mad River Valley, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Various prices. Info, 496-6682.
‘LA FEMME NIKITA’: The government transforms a rough-and-tumble felon into a sultry, deadly assassin in Luc Besson’s 1990 thriller. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.,7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘PLEASE GIVE’: Nicole Holofcener’s 2010 seriocomedy offers a portrait of a wealthy New Yorker who tries to come to terms with the contradictions in her life. Cinema 2, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘SOLITARY MAN’: A failed car dealer scheming a comeback must overcome his bad habits in Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s character study. Cinema 1. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.
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‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ DINNER CRUISE: The Sonny & Perley Jazz Trio serve up jazz, Brazilian and Great American Songbook standards. Meet at the Burlington Boat Dock. Spirit of Ethan Allen III, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. $25.99-46.10. Info, 862-8300. COURTNEY CONTOS: A local culinary educator offers innovative ways to prepare zucchini and tomatoes in a talk and demo with plenty of samples. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. DINNER BENEFIT: Animal lovers take themselves out to dinner to support the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Sonoma Station, Richmond, 5-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink; 10% of all proceeds are donated to HSCC. Info, 434-5949.
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UNIVERSITY FILM AND VIDEO ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: As many as 400 UFVA members share ideas, evaluate creative work and monitor technological developments over the course of five days. Champlain College, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $155-325 conference registration; various prices for satellite activites. Info, 651-5984.
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LAWN PARTY & CHICKEN BARBECUE: A pie contest, white elephant table, games and more accompany grilled entrées with all the fixings. Village Green, Bristol, 5 p.m. Free admission; cost of food. Info, 453-2488 or 453-2488.
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Enosburg Falls Farmers Market: A morethan-20-year-old summer bazaar offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503 or 933-6623. Lamoille Valley Year-Round Farmers Artisan Market: Farmers and food producers fill Vermonters’ totes with local and organic dining options, including eggs, cider, seeds and cow cheeses. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-1261. Middlebury Farmers Market: Crafts, cheeses, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178, email@example.com. South Hero Farmers Market: Foodies take advantage of fresh-from-the-farm fare and other local goodies. St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-5912. Sun to Cheese Tours: Visitors take a behindthe-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking as they observe raw milk turning into farmhouse cheddar. Preregister. Shelburne Farms, 2-4 p.m. $15 includes a block of cheese. Info, 985-8686.
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Acupuncture: A brand-new community clinic offers consultations and mini-treatments at no cost. Vermont Community Acupuncture, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 657-3700. National Community Health Center Week: Free children’s bike helmets and sunscreen, Safe Harbor Clinic tours and more celebrate the community clinic’s work. Community Health Center of Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6309, ext.190, firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Taming the Mind’: A weekly series with Amy Miller imparts the fundamentals of meditation. An overview for newcomers begins at 6:30 p.m. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 7-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136.
Arts & Crafts: In “Layer by Layer,” visual whizzes fashion stone creations at the Owl Cottage Family Activity Center. Shelburne Museum, noon-4 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346. Craftsbury Chamber Players MiniConcerts: Classical musicians preview their pieces for music-lovin’ little ones and their guests. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443. ‘Peter the Music Man’: Educator Peter Alsen lets preschoolers try out various instruments at a fun intro to music theory. Colchester Meeting House, 12:30-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. ‘Splashy Send-Off!’: Summer readers celebrate their thumbed pages with music, watermelon and prizes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Summer Children’s Music Series: Musician Robert Resnik and storyteller Gigi Weisman entertain youngsters with guitar refrains and literary journeys. Center Court, University Mall, South Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. ‘Wacky Wednesdays’: Creative activities for the brain and body engage kids ages 8 and up. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1 p.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.
Capital City Band: Community band members toot their own horns in a public, outdoor concert next to the Pavilion Office Building. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-7069. Carol Ann Jones: Music enthusiasts hunker down on lawn chairs and blankets for refrains by this local singer-songwriter. Bombardier Recreation Park, Milton, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-4922.
Craftsbury Chamber Players Summer Concert Series: A Vermont ensemble performs classical compositions by Bartók, Gershwin, Hindemith and Fauré. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 8 p.m. $8-20. Info, 800-639-3443. Yankee Chank: A Vermont Cajun and zydeco band performs sounds straight out of Louisiana. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-6242.
Corn Maze: Walkers navigate a labyrinth of 12 acres of organic corn. Boyden Farm, Cambridge, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. $5-7; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 644-5974. Garden Program: Local artists draw inspiration for canvas creations in Bostwick Garden. Shelburne Museum, 1 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346. Wagon Ride Wednesday: Riders lounge in sweet-smelling hay on scenic, horse-drawn routes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.
Summer Lecture Series: Community designer and planner David Hohenschau speaks on “Designing With a Crowd: Lessons in Participatory Design (or How to Get Everyone to Design Something Together and Not Hate Each Other in the Morning).” Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545.
‘Bye Bye Birdie’: Very Merry Theatre’s Teen Tour presents the classic musical about a rock singer stirring things up in a small Ohio town. Rain site: Bandshell. Battery Park, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 355-1461, email@example.com. Circus Smirkus: Acrobatics, tumbling feats, high-wire high jinks and general clowning around come together in “Wilderness Wonders: Outdoor Adventures Under the Big Top.” Montpelier High School, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15-20. Info, 533-7443. ‘Damn Yankees’: Take me out to the ballgame! A man teams up with the devil to see his team win in this classic musical comedy, presented by Weston Playhouse. Village Green, Weston, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Various prices; visit www.westonplayhouse. org for details. Info, 824-5288. ‘King Lear’: Donald Rowe stars in Unadilla Theatre’s production of the famous Shakespeare tragedy, which probes the conflict of good versus evil. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968, firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘The Witch Next Door’: Burlington-area teens perform high school senior Chloe Egan’s new musical about a small-town spellbinder who travels to the underworld. Very Merry Theatre, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 863-5912.
Book Discussion Group: Avid readers express their reactions to Herta Müller’s The Appointment. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. Book Discussion: ‘When Cultures Meet’: Page turners focus on tomes, such as Brian Moore’s Black Robe, that explore early contact between Europeans and Champlain Basin natives. George Peabody Library, Post Mills, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 333-9724. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Welcome: Michael Collier, director of the annual writers’ conference, shares the podium as Linda Gregerson and Jim Shepard read literary passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700. David Herlihy: The author of The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance excerpts key passages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. John Jacobs: The cofounder of Life is good signs copies of the fundraising book Life is good:
Simple Words from Jake and Rocket. Happy Trails, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 881-8509.
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.
‘Prophetic Odyssey’: What happened after Moses died? A study group peruses the prophetic writings to quench its thirst for knowledge. Temple Sinai, South Burlington, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5125.
Movie Night: A surf-style eatery queues up a wind-and-water-themed flick weekly. The Spot, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 540-1778.
‘You Come, Too’: Spend summer lingering on the cultivated lines of selected British poets — from Robert Browning to Thomas Hardy — through readings and discussion. Vermont Humanities Council, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 262-2626.
‘Please Give’: See WED.11, 7 p.m. ‘Solitary Man’: See WED.11, 7 p.m. Summer Film Series: A warm-weather big-screen bash includes a lineup of thought-provoking flicks, such as this week’s Mid-August Lunch. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $6. Info, 518-5232512.
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Argentine Tango: It takes two to tango, but no partner is necessary for this mixed-level class with Judith Schwartz. Beginner’s lesson at 6:30 p.m. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $20. Info, 603-504-2512.
‘#BTVSMB Lunch’: Mitch Joel, author of Six Pixels of Separation, unravels the world of social media. Hilton Hotel, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. $55 includes buffet lunch and a copy of Joel’s book. Info, 863-3489, ext. 227, email@example.com. ‘Sunsets at Shelburne Museum’: Golfers tee off in an evening of mini-golf mania. Shelburne Museum, 5-7:30 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346. ‘The Power of Kabbalah’: Participants gain a “manual” for daily life and spiritual wisdom, based on recent literature, in-class activities and the work of Kabbalah Centre International. Unity Church of Vermont, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 223-1843. Thursdays at the Intervale: Folks learn more about sweeteners during a day devoted to “Green Farms, Blue Lake” topics and music from Anna Pardenik & the Holy Smoke Off. Calkins Community Barn, Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $5 per family; free for kids. Info, 660-0440, ext. 101 or 999-5831. University Film and Video Association Conference: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
fairs & festivals
Addison County Fair & Field Days: See WED.11, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lake Champlain Maritime Festival: Nightmare Vermont’s swashbuckling pirate troupe overtakes the waterfront at a four-day bash with boat displays, live music, a volleyball tournament, food vendors and kids’ activities. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 6-10 p.m. Free; admission charged for nightly concerts. Info, 482-3313. Montréal’s Italian Week: See WED.11, 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Big Flicks at the Paramount: A revived theater works its way through notable films from “the decade that changed the cinema,” 1965 to ‘75. This week’s feature is MASH. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. $4-6. Info, 775-0903. ‘DCI: Big, Loud & Live 7’: Catch the quest for top title at this broadcast of the best in marching music at Drum Corps International. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $18. Info, 660-9300. ‘Looking for Eric’: A down-in-the-dumps postal worker gets guidance from his football idol in Ken Loach’s drama. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center,
Hinesburg Farmers Market: Growers sell bunched greens, goat meat and root veggies among vendors of pies, handmade soap and knitwear. United Church of Hinesburg, 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-3018, info@hinesburglionsfarmersmarket. org. Jericho Farmers Market: Passersby graze through locally grown veggies, pasture-raised meats, area wines and handmade crafts. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-5455. Lake Willoughby Farmers & Artisan Market: Performances by local musicians join produce, eggs, lemonade, gemstone jewelry, sun catchers and more to lure buyers throughout the warm months. Long Pond Road, Westmore, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 525-8842. South Royalton Farmers Market: More than a dozen vendors peddle various locally grown agricultural goods and unique crafts. Town Green, South Royalton, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8087. Winooski Farmers Market: Area growers and bakers offer their soil-grown and homemade wealth for shoppers to bring home. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 734-6175, wfm@ winooskidowntown.com.
health & fitness
‘Female Hormones and PMS’: Dr. Hayes Mumma addresses hormonal imbalances and suggests effective natural treatments. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569. National Community Health Center Week: See WED.11, 4-6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts: See WED.11, noon-4 p.m. Craftsbury Chamber Players Mini Concerts: See WED.11, Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443. ‘Make a Splash: Read!’: A weekly summer reading program engages word lovers in a changing lineup of activities. Fairfax Community Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 527-1941. Music With Peter: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Clothing designers give fabrics (and fingers) a multicolored update. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.
Brown Bag Concert Series: Music lovers relax over snacks while listening to rock grooves by the Chad Hollister Band. Rain location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Woodstock Village Green, noon. Free. Info, 457-3981. Brown Bag Concerts: Green Mountain Swing share big-band favorites in the courtyard. Christ Church, Montpelier, noon. Free. Info, 223-9604.
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Craftsbury Chamber Players summer ConCert series: See WED.11, Hardwick Town House, 8 p.m. $8-20. Info, 800-639-3443. ‘Groovin’ on the Green’ ConCert series: Garrett Brown & Company sound out acoustic pop-rock on the village green. Maple Tree Place, Williston, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-9100. lake ChamPlain blueGrass festival: An arts-and-crafts show, fiddle contest, and camping top off this four-day music jubilee featuring Cherryholmes, Jamie Lee Thurston, Acoustic Blue, and the Starline Rhythm Boys. Route 2, Alburgh, 5-10 p.m. $35 per day; $65-75 for a weekend pass; free for ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Info, 482-7766, info@lakechamplainmusic. com. mGmt: The Grammy-nominated duo produces pop-infused, danceable tunes. Violens open. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 6-9:45 p.m. $30-35. Info, 652-0777. snow farm vineyard ConCert series: High Rollers provide tunes for outdoor listeners at a picnic-friendly vineyard. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 372-9463. two shoes off: An acoustic folk group offers tunes steeped in New England traditions in the gazebo. Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, jaquithpubliclibrary@ hotmail.com.
art in the Garden tour: A bus shuttles visitors to the area’s most beautiful flower patches, where local artists are stationed for inspiration. Preregister. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. $45 includes lunch. Info, 4966682, firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. ‘star liGht, star briGht’ star niGht: Weather permitting, starstruck folks aim telescopes or binoculars at heavenly bodies, and expert gazers clue them in. Marshmallows provided. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Bomoseen, 8-10 p.m. $2; free for children 14 and under; call to confirm. Info, 273-2282.
‘bye bye birdie’: See WED.11, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 355-1461, info@ verymerrytheatre.org.
‘the 25th annual Putnam County sPellinG bee’: Students try to spell their way to success in this sassy, comic musical. Depot Theatre, Westport, 8 p.m. $12-22. Info, 518-962-4449, info@ depottheatre.org. ‘the marvelous wonderettes’: 1950s and ‘60s pop songs thread through Weston Playhouse’s musical comedy about prom. Weston Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m. Various prices; visit www.westonplayhouse.org for details. Info, 824-5288. ‘unneCessary farCe’: Confusion reigns as cops, crooks and a cheap motel room collide in this Waterbury Festival Players production. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, Waterbury Center, 7:30 p.m. $20-22. Info, 498-3755. ‘when we are married’: Three married couples celebrating their silver anniversaries find out they’ve actually been “living in sin” the whole time, and must reassess their relationships in Unadilla Theatre’s comedy. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968.
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‘who’s afraid of virGinia woolf?’: QuarryWorks presents Edward Albee’s play about two couples waging verbal wars under the guise of games at a dinner party. Adamant Music School, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6978.
book disCussion series: ‘orChestrated stories’: Bookworms pore over Tananarive Due’s Joplin’s Ghost, which offers a fictional interpretation of famous composer Scott Joplin. Glover Public Library, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 525-6524. bread loaf writers’ ConferenCe: Stacey D’Erasmo lectures on “Influence: A Practice in Three Wanders,” and Stanley Plumly, Elizabeth Strout and others share literary passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700. Jon ClinCh: The author of the acclaimed novel Kings of the Earth signs copies. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. Phoenix writinG GrouP: Pen-and-paper scribblers of all genres and levels of expertise read and discuss original works. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.
CirCus smirkus: See WED.11, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘damn yankees’: See WED.11, 7:30 p.m.
‘la bohème’: Opera North actors display their mastery of Italian libretto in Puccini’s tale of struggling French artists. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $21.25-85. Info, 603-448-0400.
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. lubberland national danCe ComPany: Exuberant dancers move about in a version of Claudio Monteverdi’s late-Renaissance masterpiece, The Return of Ulysses. Guest performers follow. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 525-3031.
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‘mama JuGGs’: Three generations of women go through bra stuffing, breast feeding and breast cancer in ‘rie Shontel’s production. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.
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‘fully Committed’: A wannabe actor is stuck taking reservations at Manhattan’s busiest restaurant in Lost Nation theater’s daredevil, one-man show. See theater review, this issue. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $5-25. Info, 229-0492.
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‘freedom Club’: New Paradise Laboratories and the Riot Group collaborate in a ruthlessly comic workshop performance about freedom and the American frontier. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 540-0773.
auditions for ‘the Curious savaGe’: The Fairfax Community Theatre Company seeks six women and five men for its fall production. Brick Meeting House, Westford, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 8782236, email@example.com.
‘muCh ado about nothinG’: Professional actors of the Vermont Shakespeare Company perform the Bard’s comedy about lovers on a stage in the woods. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. The Islands Center, Knight Island State Park, 6 p.m. $20 includes park fee for the day; free for kids under 12. Info, 863-5966 or 877-874-1911.
p.m. $8; free for children under 12. Info, 371-9492 or 343-7165.
Hekate Ritual: Folks honor the Greco-Roman goddess of the earth by asking for help with harvest storms and more. Moonlight Gifts, Milton, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-9966. Tertulia Latina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440. University Film and Video Association Conference: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
fairs & festivals
Addison County Fair & Field Days: See WED.11, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lake Champlain Maritime Festival: See THU.12, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Montréal’s Italian Week: See WED.11, 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Summerfest: Train rides, an obstacle race, children’s activities, horse-and-buggy rides, rubberduck races and a pet parade make for a lively weekend in the village. Various locations, St. Johnsbury, 7-10 p.m. Various prices; most events are free. Info, 478-7121. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘Silenced Voices’: A new documentary by the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project considers the causes and effects of migration. A discussion with the filmmakers follows. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4737. ‘The City of Your Final Destination’: A grad student with the task of penning a dead author’s biography has to deal with the writer’s family first. Cinema 2. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.
The Woodchuck Theatre Western Film Festival: A Western-themed screen bash presents the Vermont-made The Summer of Walter Hacks, focusing on an 11-year-old farm boy who loves cowboy movies. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $6-8. Info, 496-8994. ‘Winter’s Bone’: A teen girl must track down her drug-dealing dad in order to save her family’s house in Debra Granik’s 2010 drama. Cinema 1, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.
food & drink
Chelsea Farmers Market: A 35-year-old town-green tradition supplies shoppers with meat, cheese, vegetables, fine crafts and weekly entertainment. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 685-7726, chelseacommunitymarket@ gmail.com. Fair Haven Farmers Market: Community entertainment adds flair to farm produce. Fair Haven Park, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-282-9781. Five Corners Farmers Market: Farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an open-air exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-6701 or 355-3143, essex firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Foodways Fridays’: Historic recipes get a revival as folks learn how heirloom garden veggies become seasonal dishes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $3-12. Info, 457-2355. Hardwick Farmers Market: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Route 15 West, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337, email@example.com. Hartland Farmers Market: Everything from freshly grown produce to specialty food abounds at outdoor stands highlighting the local plenitude. Hartland Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 4362500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ludlow Farmers Market: Merchants divide a wealth of locally farmed products, artisanal eats and unique crafts. Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 734-3829. Lyndonville Farmers Market: Ripe fruits and veggies highlight an outdoor sale of locally grown eats. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 533-7455, email@example.com. Richmond Farmers Market: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melody-centered market connecting farmers and cooks. The Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star take the stage. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-5273.
Vermont Reggae Fest: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mighty Mystic, iLa Mawana and others promote “One People, One Love” at a summer tradition spanning more than 20 years. Visit www.vermontreggaefest.com for details. Lamoille County Field Days Grounds, Vermont Route 100C, Johnson, noonmidnight. $30 ticket; cost for camping; $5 parking fee; free for kids under 12.
Corn Maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Westford Farmers Market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 370-4077, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Friday Night Fix: Ladies’ Night Bike Maintenance’: Serial cyclists get to know their bikes in a clinic covering flat tires, shifting, brakes and suspension. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409.
health & fitness
National Community Health Center Week: See WED.11, 2-4 p.m. & 4-6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts: See WED.11, noon-4 p.m. Concert in the Park: The Swing Peepers headline a family-oriented evening of music. Village Green, Bristol, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 222-4423. Summer Preschool Story Time: Tots ages 3 to 5 bury their noses in books with read-aloud tales, rhymes, songs and crafts. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. ‘Summers 4 Youth’: Youngsters visit museums, beaches, parks and more through this warmweather series organized by Milton Community Youth Coalition. Call for specific activity information and times. Preregister. Milton Middle/High School, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. $5-25. Info, 893-1009.
Full Circle: An ensemble performs music from across the ages. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, 7:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Info, 326-4603. Gov’t Mule: The infamous rock band, formed in 1994, performs on the waterfront. Jackie Greene opens. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 6:30-9:45 p.m. $40-45; free for children 12 and under. Info, 652-0777. Jonathan Russell & The Bud Leeds Band: The 15-year-old jazz phenom headlines an exclusive Vermont gig. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 382-9222.
Brown Bag Transportation Discussion: Speakers Cassandra Gekas, Justine Sears and Karen Glitman focus on “Travel Patterns of Women in Vermont.” Decision Theater, Farrell Hall, UVM, Burlington, noon-12:55 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1312. ‘Making Sense of Jane Austen’s World’: An informal talk explores the architecture, commerce and everyday life of Regency-era England. Tea and dessert provided. Preregister. Governor’s House, Hyde Park, 8 p.m. $14. Info, 888-6888.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: The newly founded Castleton Summer Theatre presents a contemporary take on the Bard’s fairy-dosed romantic comedy. Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 468-1119. Auditions for ‘The Curious Savage’: See THU.12, 7-9 p.m. ‘Bye Bye Birdie’: See WED. 11, Staige Hill Farm, Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 355-1461, info@ verymerrytheatre.org. ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.11, 7:30 p.m. ‘Don Giovanni’: Opera North singers present Mozart’s opera about an arrogant nobleman in Italian, with English supertitles. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $21.25-85. Info, 603-4480400. ‘Freedom Club’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘Fully Committed’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘Game Over’: Red Stage Theatre Company presents the East Coast premiere of Josh Levine’s dark comedy about life after serving in Iraq. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 318-7935, redstagetheatre@gmail. com.
Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival: See THU.12, 1-10 p.m. Point CounterPoint: A faculty ensemble offers high-caliber chamber music, including works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Elliot Cless. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 3524609 or 352-6671.
‘Mama Juggs’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’: See THU.12, 6 p.m. ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.12, 8 p.m.
‘Raise the Roof’ Concert Series: Red Hot Juba take center stage in a summertime music affair. Proceeds benefit the barn’s roof fund. Boyden Farm, Cambridge, 8-11 p.m. $8; cash bar. Info, 598-5509.
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
Summer Carillon Concert Series: Carillonneur George Matthew Jr. plays the largest musical instrument in the world, often called “the singing tower.” Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
‘The Mellow Yellow Experience’: A Burlington band recreates sounds of the psychedelic era in a multimedia concert. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 7:30 p.m. $12-20. Info, 748-2600.
‘Unnecessary Farce’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Jane Hirshfield lectures on “window moments” in
literature, and Ashley Butler, Rebecca Solnit and others share penned passages. Little Theatre. Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700.
Village-building Convergence Kick-off: A square-dance session with old-time tunes marks the start of a community-wide celebration of sustainable living. Twin Pond Retreat Center, Brookfield, 8 p.m.-midnight. Donations accepted. Info, 276-3839. Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: Neighbors band together to construct a cob-garden shed. Community Gardens, Barre, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: Folks get their hands dirty for the sake of sustainability by helping install permaculture plantings around town. Various downtown locations, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: Community-minded folks build a straw-and-clay root cellar. AllTogetherNow!, East Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: Volunteers pitch in to install a healing garden. Another Way, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Worcester: Good Samaritans uproot large stones to build structures as part of a sustainable-living experience. Dreamland, Worcester, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167.
Barn Dance: A high-energy hoedown features music by Sherri’s Jubilee, food booths, an auction, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Washington Historical Society. Cyr Barn, Orange, 6-11 p.m. $2-5. Info, 883-2290. ‘Chance to Dance’: A dozen Vermont dancers and choreographers show off moves in ballet, tap, hiphop, jazz and other genres. See calendar spotlight. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14-18. Info, 863-5966.
Open House & Registration: Preschoolers and toddlers play as parents meet teachers and learn about enrollment. Child’s Garden, East Montpelier, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 456-7400.
Landscape Auction: Rusty DeWees plays auctioneer at a groundbreaking fundraiser for environmental conservation projects. Folks bid on fly-fishing expeditions, bird-watching tours and more. Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, 1-4 p.m. Info, 763-7733.
Annual Veteran’s Drive: Live music, biker events, climbing walls, obstacle courses and local vendors come together at the “biggest motorcycle event around.” Moose Club, Williamstown, August 14-15. $5; additional $5 for breakfast; free camping. Info, 309-8839 or 309-6073. Community Yard Sale: Household items, clothes, books and other donated goods fill the pavilion to raise funds for the KidSafe Collaborative’s work to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Info, 863-9626.
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Downtown Walking Tour: Preservation Burlington takes history and architecture buffs on an hour-long tour of the Queen City’s significant nooks and crannies. Meet at the corner of Church and College streets. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 11 a.m. $5. Info, 522-8259, info@ preservationburlington.org.
Vermont State Zucchini Festival: Vermonters veg out at a day of summer squash merriment. Catch the “Dress Your Zucchini Contest,” a scavenger hunt, zucchini catapults, and a variety of familyfriendly music and crafts. Route 103, Ludlow, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Info, 228-5830, LudlowZucchini@ hotmail.com.
‘Finding Your Daughter of the King’: Folks interested in family history locate connections to the Frenchwomen brought to modern-day Québec to help populate the colony. Vermont-French Canadian Genealogy Society Library. Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m. - noon. $10 donation. Info, 238-5934.
French Roundtable: Speakers at various skill levels order café during an open practice session. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. Historic Tour of UVM: Folks register online, then meet at Ira Allen’s statue to tour the campus’ modest early clapboards and grand Victorians, led by professor emeritus William Averyt. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 656-8673. Horses & Leadership Demo: Observers make note of the importance of body language in animal interactions at this workshop held by Lucinda Newman. Preregister. Horses and Pathfinders Center, Moretown, 10-11:30 a.m. $20. Info, 223-1903. Lemonade Social & Old-Fashioned Games: The young at heart take a step back in time with retro diversions such as blind man’s bluff, watermelon-seed spitting and marbles. Noyes House Museum, Morrisville, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-7617. ‘Mad Flea’: An outdoor market and bazaar boasts eye-catching, independent retail, including antiques, toys, comic books and more. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 496-8994. ‘Share Southern Vermont: Reaching Out to Central and Northern Vermont Bereaved Families’: An afternoon seminar raises awareness about infant- and pregnancy-loss support. Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, 479-0158, email@example.com. University Film and Video Association Conference: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wood-Carving Demo: Visitors avid about avians see trees being whittled into models of various bird species. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-2 p.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167.
fairs & festivals
Art in the Park Festival: Handicrafts and fine art attract buyers and gawkers, who can also sample diverse food and music. Main Street Park, Rutland, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0356. Lake Champlain Maritime Festival: See THU.12, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Route 15 Summer Festival: Craft sales, an “Anything That Floats But a Boat” contest, a duck race, food events and more fill a 30-mile bash between Cambridge and Hardwick. Route 15, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Info, 888-7607. Summerfest: See FRI.13, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘The City of Your Final Destination’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. ‘The Secret of Kells’: Hand-drawn animation brings to life Celtic mythology in a story about a boy’s adventure finishing a magical book. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-8. Info, 603-646-2576. The Woodchuck Theatre Western Film Festival: See FRI.13, 8 p.m. ‘Winter’s Bone’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
food & drink
Bristol Farmers Market: Weekly music and kids’ activities add to the edible wares of local food and craft vendors. Town Green, Bristol, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Free. Info, 453-7397, sallyb_sallyb@yahoo. com. ‘Burger Bonanza’: Food producers compete in a three-category grilling competition. Live music, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent add to the spectacle. Want fries with that? Boyden Farm, Cambridge, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $30 to compete; $8 to attend; free for kids 6 and under. Info, 598-5509. Burlington Cohousing Potluck: Community members bring a dish to share as they meet, mingle and learn about collaborative living. Preregister. East Village Cohousing, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5359. Burlington Farmers Market: Sixty-two vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, info@burlingtonfarmers market.org. Capital City Farmers Market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, firstname.lastname@example.org. Derby Farmers Market: Chemical-free veggies and other seasonal eats are up for grabs. Elks Lodge, Derby, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-2580. Enosburg Falls Farmers Market: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grand Isle Farmers Market: Shoppers browse through a wide selection of local fruits, veggies and handmade crafts. St. Joseph Church Hall, Grand Isle, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 372-5912. Groton Growers Market: Rain or shine, Vermonters relish a potpourri of area edibles, running the gamut from goat cheese to pastries to fruits. Veterans Memorial Park, Groton, 9 a.m. noon. Free. Info, 584-3595 or 584-3310, email@example.com.
‘Refreshing Herbal Beverages for Summertime’: Cranberry-lavender sparkler, anyone? Herbal education coordinator Cristi Nunziata helps participants cool off with herbal blends. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. Rutland County Farmers Market: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. Shelburne Farmers Market: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables at a presentation of the season’s best. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2472. Waitsfield Farmers Market: Local bands enliven an outdoor outlet for homegrown herbs, flowers and fruits, and handmade breads, cheeses and syrups. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027. Williston Farmers Market: Shoppers seek prepared foods and unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. Town Green, Williston, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3860, christinamead@ willistonfarmersmarket.com.
Arts & Crafts: See WED.11, noon -4 p.m. ‘Chicken Day’: Children come face to face with the rumored relative of the T. rex — the chicken — in educational farm activities and an egg toss. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355. ‘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, 865-7216. ‘The Dynamic Earth: Exploring Motions of the Earth Through Dance’: Young children and their families join Pilobolus Dance Theater in kid-friendly dance moves. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Free with regular admission, $8-10; free for kids under 2. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘The Wizard of Oz’: We’re off to see the wizard! The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents L. Frank Baum’s tale of the land over the rainbow. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., noon. & 3 p.m. $4-6. Info, 518-523-2512.
Carol Ann Jones & The Superchargers: A local pop-rock-country singer leads a benefit for the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. Keeghan Nolan and Tracy Lord also take the stage. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $8-15. Info, 8776737.
Lucie Arnaz: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s daughter works her way through showbiz tunes. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 7:30 p.m. $35-50. Info, 362-2522. Pipers’ Gathering: International teachers, performers and crafters of alternative bagpipes convene for music workshops, demos and shop talk. Snowshed Lodge, Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. $130-160 registration; $35-60 to observe; $15 for Saturday and Sunday concerts; free for kids under 12. Info, 223-2242. Tribe of Light: The four-member Burlington band doses classic rock with elements of funk, ska and folk. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 399-7124. Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops Concert: Music director Lou Kosma conducts the ensemble in selections from West Side Story, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and others. Barre Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $5-15; $32 per family. Info, 476-8188. Vermont Reggae Fest: See FRI.13, 9:30 a.m. - midnight.
Bike Ferry: Cyclists go the distance between Burlington and the Champlain Islands on what used to be a railroad bed, thanks to Local Motion’s causeway-bridging ferry. Colchester Causeway, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $6-10 suggested donation. Info, 652-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bird-Monitoring Walk: Beginning and novice birders fine-tune their eyes and ears to recognize winged residents as part of a long-term field-monitoring project. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 7-9 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. Corn Maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Farm Tour: Mike and Vivien Fritz, 2010 Tree Farmers of the Year, talk about the importance of forestry in Vermont on a walk through the woods and trails. Preregister. Beaver Brook Tree Farm, Marshfield, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 747-7900.
Harpoon Point to Point Ride: New England cyclists spin their wheels on 25-, 50- or 115mile routes to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Catamount Family Center, Williston, 7 a.m.; Whitcomb Junior/Senior High School, Bethel, 11 a.m.; Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, 1 p.m. $40-150. Info, 888-427-7666. International Duct Tape Regatta: Cardboard and duct-tape boats with a “Celebrate the Islands” theme take to the waves of City Bay. Proceeds benefit the North Hero Community Hall Restoration Project. See calendar spotlight. North Hero Community Hall, $25. Info, 372-9148 or 372-4859. Registration, 9 a.m.; race begins at 10 a.m. Kingdom Run: Athletes pound a 5- to 20K path to benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program. Blueberry sundaes and prizes follow. Town Common, Irasburg, 8:30 a.m. $20. Info, 766-5310. USA Luge Slider Search: A nationwide recruitment tour searches for athletes ages 11 to 14 for the USA Luge Junior Development Team. Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9 a.m. - noon. & 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 800-872-5843. sat.14
Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Randolph Farmers Market: Open-air stalls boast crops straight from the soil, prepared foods, farm products and tchotchkes. Central Street, Randolph, 9 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 728-9123.
Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival: See THU.12, noon-10 p.m.
Montréal’s Italian Week: See WED.11, 9 a.m. 10 p.m.
‘I Am Love’: Tilda Swinton plays a married woman who has an affair with her son’s business partner in Luca Guadagnino’s Italian drama. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.
Northwest Farmers Market: Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Local artists Karen Day-Vath, Paule Gingras, Meta Strick and Clair Dunn display original prints, paintings and mixed-media for Art in the Park. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 373-5821.
‘It’s Cooler In the Mountains’ Concert Series: Funk-reggae band Twiddle perform tunes in a chill setting. Base of the K-1 gondola. Killington Mountain, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 422-2105.
Addison County Fair & Field Days: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
‘Grandma’s Boy’: Jeff Rapsis provides live accompaniment to the 1922 silent comedy about a cowardly young man. Proceeds benefit town hall restoration. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 603-236-9237.
Mount Tom Farmers Market: Twenty-five purveyors of gardenfresh crops, pasta, herbs and spices set up shop for the morning. Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 763-8617.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: The Vermont-grown rock ‘n’ roll band on the rise weaves in blues and soul stylings. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 6:30-9:45 p.m. $30-35; free for children 12 and under. Info, 652-0777.
Vintage Boat Show: The Lake Champlain Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Society presents more than 40 historic watercrafts during the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. A boat parade follows at 4 p.m. Burlington Boathouse, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 355-1781.
Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Movie Festival: Moviegoers get an ice cream fix while watching The Golden Compass under the stars. Ben & Jerry’s Factory, Waterbury, at dusk. Free. Info, 862-9620.
Milton Farmers Market: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton Grange, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-7734.
Vermont Roller Derby: ‘Backyard Rivalry Doubleheader’: The Green Mountain Derby Dames fight over their flat-track turf with both New Hampshire’s Queen City Cherry Bombs and Skate Free or Die! All Stars. Partial proceeds benefit Spectrum Youth & Family Services. Robert E. Miller Centre, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 3 p.m. $6-15. Info, 863-5966.
theater ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: See FRI.13, 8 p.m. Auditions for ‘Oliver Twist’: Skilled at multitasking? Vermont Stage Company seeks 12 actors to play nearly 50 roles in its winter production. Email email@example.com to set up an appointment. Vermont Stage Company Offices, Burlington, noon -4 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1497. Circus Smirkus: Acrobatics, tumbling feats, high-wire high jinks and general clowning around come together in “Wilderness Wonders: Outdoor Adventures Under the Big Top.” Circus Smirkus Barn, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $14-18. Info, 533-7443. ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.11, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Freedom Club’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘Fully Committed’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘Game Over’: See FRI.13, 2 p.m. ‘La Bohème’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
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Village-building Convergence Opening Ceremony: Musical guests highlight a community jam celebrating efforts for sustainable living. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
‘Art, Music & Tea’: Melodies from folk group Tympanon flow through the air as folks gaze at local scenes by artists Sandra Foley and Susan Larkin at this outdoor garden party. Fisk Farm Art Center, Isle La Motte, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 928-3364.
‘The Bandaged Place’: The New York Theatre Workshop presents a work-in-progress about a loner who receives a call from a former lover. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘The Contrast’: The Greensboro Arts Alliance presents Royall Tyler’s lively comedy. With its 1789 debut, it was the first professionally staged play in the United States. United Church of Christ, Greensboro, 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 533-7487, firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Unnecessary Farce’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: David Rivard lectures on “What’s Heroic, Heroes?” and Belle Boggs, Nick Lantz and others share penned passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700. Jane Austen Tea: Dainty sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and English tea grace a discussion on Sense and Sensibility and the Regency era. Preregister. Governor’s House, Hyde Park, 3 p.m. $20. Info, 888-6888.
Colchester Farmers Market: Vendors present passersby with fresh local produce, specialty foods and crafts. Creek Farm Town Center, Colchester, 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-4908.
‘Menopause the Musical’: Four women experiencing “the change” bond over a black lace bra at a lingerie sale, sharing their symptoms through reworked tunes from the 1960s to ‘80s. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. $36-40. Info, 775-0903.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.12, 8 p.m.
Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social: The Vergennes City Band serenade sweet-toothed visitors indulging in exotic offerings such as maple-butternut-chiffon pie. Proceeds support the museum. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 1-4 p.m. $2-6 for guided house tours. Info, 877-3406, rokeby@ comcast.net.
Green Mountain Crop Mob: Hale and hearty volunteers join a “guerrilla act of agriculture” to help get the grounds into ship shape for an annual field day. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Wolcott, noon - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 373-1875.
‘Spring Awakening’: Red Stage Theatre Company presents Frank Wedekind’s gutsy drama about teenage sexuality. See calendar spotlight. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 318-7935, email@example.com.
food & drink
‘Mama Juggs’: See THU.12, 8 p.m.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Annual Veteran’s Drive: See SAT.14.
Chess Club: Tabletop warriors do battle at the behest of players of all ages and abilities. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. Community Yard Sale: See SAT.14, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. ‘Nearly New’ Sale: Bluegrass tunes by the Old Dirty String Band, fair food and baked goods grace a fundraiser featuring clothes, furniture, sporting equipment and even, a kitchen sink. The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 253-1800. PHP Users Picnic: Web developers and techies of all levels bring a dish to share at an outdoor party. Oakledge Park, Burlington, noon -3 p.m. Free; $5-8 parking. Info, 383-4737, ext. 11. ‘Share Southern Vermont: Reaching Out to Central and Northern Vermont Bereaved Families’: See SAT.14, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-0158, firstname.lastname@example.org.
fairs & festivals
Art in the Park Festival: See SAT.14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lake Champlain Maritime Festival: See THU.12, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Montréal’s Italian Week: See WED.11, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Summerfest: See FRI.13, 7:30 p.m. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘The City of Your Final Destination’: See FRI.13, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘Winter’s Bone’: See FRI.13, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘Women Without Men’: Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari’s drama connects the lives of four females during a turbulent moment in Iranian history. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.
‘Ice Cream Sundays’: Who needs the ice cream man? Visitors churn their own flavors while learning about the scientific and historical aspects of the tradition. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, noon & 3 p.m. $3-12. Info, 457-2355. Plainfield Farmers Market: A “maker’s market” teems with vegetables, fruits, perennials, baked goods, eggs and meat, as well as artists and musicians. Mill Street Park, Plainfield, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 454-8614. Stowe Farmers Market: Preserves, produce and other provender attract fans of local food. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027 or 498-4734, info@ stowevtfarmersmarket.com.
Arts & Crafts: See WED.11, noon -4 p.m. ‘Read to a Dog’: See SAT.14, 1-2 p.m. ‘Sundays for Fledglings’: Youngsters go avian crazy in hiking, acting, writing or exploring activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-2:45 p.m. $2.50-6 for kids; free for adults. Info, 434-2167.
Dark Star Orchestra: “The hottest Grateful Dead tribute act going,” as proclaimed by the Washington Post, revives old set lists for an authentic evening of rock. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 5-9:45 p.m. $25-35. Info, 652-0777. Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival: See THU.12, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pipers’ Gathering: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Rochester Chamber Music Society Concert: Heliand Trio present compositions by Debussy, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and more in “The French-Brazilian Connection.” Preconcert talk by Larry Hamberlin at 3:30 p.m. Federated Church, Rochester, 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 767-9234. Sinfonietta Symphony Series Concert: In “Precious Metals and Flickering Light,” the orchestra presents Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto and Haydn’s Farewell Symphony. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $22; free for students 18 and under, as available. Info, 518-523-2051. Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops Concert: See SAT.14, grounds open at 3 p.m. for picnicking. Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury, 4 p.m. $5-15; $32 per family. Info, 244-5378.
Bike Ferry: See SAT.14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Corn Maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Annual Epilepsy Mud Volleyball Tournament: Preregistered players try to spike the ball while slipping and sliding to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. See calendar spotlight. Chapin Road, Essex Center, 8 a.m. $225 per team; free to watch. Info, 800-565-0972 or 3181575, email@example.com., team check-in, 8 a.m.; games begin at 9 a.m. Bike to Brunch Series: Cyclists earn their meals on a 18-mile pedal to and from LACE’s Farm Fresh Market & Café in Barre. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 10 a.m. Cost of food. Info, 229-9409.
Norbert Vogl: The lecturer discusses the “Construction and Evolution of Ethan Allen’s House.” Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5403.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: See FRI.13, 2 p.m. Circus Smirkus: See SAT.14, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.11, 2 p.m. ‘Fully Committed’: See THU.12, 7 p.m. ‘La Bohème’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. ‘Menopause the Musical’: See SAT.14, 2 p.m. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’: See THU.12, 6 p.m. ‘Spring Awakening’: See SAT.14, 2 p.m. ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘The Contrast’: See SAT.14, 8 p.m. ‘The Decapitalization Circus’ & ‘NothingIs-Not-Ready Pageant’: Quirky and politically driven performances fill the afternoon. Museum tours at 1 p.m.; performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 1 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 525-3031. ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See THU.12, 2 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See THU.12, 2 p.m.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Kevin McIlvoy lectures on the “about-to-be moment,” and Ruth Stone, Jennifer Grotz and others share penned passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700. Reading Series: Writers of regional and national renown present their works in the gallery. The featured speaker is Cynthia Morrison Phoel. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 767-9670, info@ bigtowngallery.com.
Village-building Convergence Panel: Community members chime in at a “Rethinking Transportation”themed talk. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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‘Spend Smart’: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Preregister. 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2567, growingmoney@ cvoeo.org.
fairs & festivals
Vermont FeStiVal oF the artS: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘the City oF your Final deStination’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m. ‘Winter’S Bone’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m.
health & fitness
aura healing CliniC: People receive treatment for and feedback about their personal energy fields. Golden Sun Healing Center, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 922-9090. herBal CliniC: Sign up for an appointment to explore the art of natural healing one on one with students and professors from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. City Market, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.
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community Village-Building ConVergenCe panel: In “Towards a New Economy,” experts and community members critique the system and offer thoughts for improvement. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-Building ConVergenCe projeCt: Barre: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Village-Building ConVergenCe projeCt: eaSt montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Village-Building ConVergenCe projeCt: montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
etc. FrenCh ConVerSation group: Folks take their Romance language capabilities for a spin in a weekly repartee. Bien fait! Borders Books & Music, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.
muSiC With peter: See THU.12, 10:45 a.m.
‘time traVel tueSday’: Visitors cook on a woodstove, churn butter and lend a hand with other late-19th-century farmhouse chores and pastimes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.
Summer playgroup: Kiddos and their families convene for fun by the gazebo. Bring a snack. Community playground. Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-1941.
aFro-Brazilian perCuSSion ClaSS: Community band Sambatucada teach the pulsating rhythms of samba, samba reggae and baião. Call for specific location. Various locations, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 343-7107. piperS’ gathering: See SAT.14, 9:30 a.m. - noon.
Corn maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
daVid e. Sanger: The chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times considers “Obama After 18 Months: Has America Changed?” Weston Playhouse, 8 p.m. $35. Info, 824-5288.
‘traVeling the path to enlightenment’: Students of all levels get a practical overview of Tibetan Buddhism. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:308:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136.
Stowe Town Hall Theatre 67 Main Street • All shows at 8 p.m. Tickets, information: 802-253-3961 www.stowetheatre.com
fairs & festivals
Vermont FeStiVal oF the artS: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘the 25th annual putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.12, 8 p.m.
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Ben & jerry’S outdoor moVie FeStiVal: Moviegoers get an ice cream fix while watching The Goonies under the stars. Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington, at dusk. Free. Info, 862-9620. ‘the City oF your Final deStination’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m. ‘Winter’S Bone’: See FRI.13, 7 p.m.
food & drink
johnSon FarmerS marKet: A street emporium bursts with local agricultural products, ranging from produce to herbs to fresh-baked bread. Main Street, Johnson, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1682. old north end FarmerS marKet: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073.
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thetFord hill Community marKet: Vendors supply localvores with an array of baked treats, honey, maple syrup and veggies. Thetford Hill Green, Thetford, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4404.
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‘our StorieS: paSt, preSent & Future’: Adults consider ways that personal narratives celebrate accomplishments and dreams. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. TUE.17
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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.
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Bread loaF WriterS’ ConFerenCe: Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard lecture on narrative strategies, and Matt Bondurant, David Rivard and others share penned passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 10:45 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700.
derBy FarmerS marKet: See SAT.14, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Village-Building ConVergenCe projeCt: doWntoWn montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
KidpoWer SaFety ClaSS: See WED.11, preregister. HowardCenter Developmental Services, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $25 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info, 425-5437, firstname.lastname@example.org.
artS & CraFtS: In “Circus Poster-palooza,” fanciful artists design banners for the big top. Shelburne Museum, noon -4 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346.
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Deeksha Oneness Experience: Stressed-out souls find peace of mind and rejuvenation in this spiritual transfer of energy. Christ Church Presbyterian, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $3-5 donation. Info, 233-2638.
Meet-the-Artists Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: New York Theatre Workshop artists, directors and writers speak about two works-inprogress, Draw the Circle and The Anatomy of a Female Pope. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., noon. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.
Arts & Crafts: See MON.16, noon -4 p.m.
‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.11, 7:30 p.m.
Creative Tuesdays: Artist-in-residence Frank Gonzalez and “sorcerer’s apprentice” Liz Crawford engage 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.
‘Don Giovanni’: See FRI.13, 7:30 p.m.
First-Time Kindergarteners’ Story Time: Brand-new students and their parents get excited for the school year with stories, activities and a free book. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Marianne Boruch lectures on the use of first person in poems, and Kathryn Ma, Lori Ostlund and others share penned passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700.
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Magic Show: Tom Joyce wows children with mind-boggling sleights of hand at a summer reading program finale. Preregister. South Burlington Community Library, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. ‘Music With Robert’: The host of a weekly folk and world-music show on VPR explores tunes with music lovers of all ages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Story Hour: Tales and picture books catch the attention of tykes of all ages. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘Stroller Strolling’: Babies take a ride as families meet and mingle along the recreation path. Community Park, Fairfax, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-1941. Summer Field Trip: Kids embark on a local adventure with parents or supervisors. Preregister. Meet in elementary school parking lot. Bellows Free Academy - Fairfax, 9:15 a.m. Free to attend; cost of activities. Info, 527-1941. ‘Where the Wild Things Are’: Max goes to live with a brood of ferocious creatures in this picturebook-inspired adventure story. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.
Castleton Concerts on the Green: The Nathan Childers Band heat things up at a family fun night of music with saxophone flair. Castleton Village Green, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2911. Concert in the Park: The Waterbury Community Band makes merry music out of doors. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 8884977, email@example.com. Counterpoint: The 12-member professional chamber ensemble produces a variety of choral works, including pieces by Thomas Morley and Yehezkel Braun. United Church of Christ, Greensboro, 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 525-3291. Tuesday Night Live: The WDEV Radio Rangers produce country-style music at an outdoor concert boasting hot dogs and homemade pie. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7826.
Corn Maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Village-building Convergence Workshop: Annie McCleary and George Lisi of the Wisdom of the Herbs School and Adrienne Allison of Green Mountain Medicinals point out culinary and healing herbs on a walk about town. Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167.
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‘Get to Know Your Bike’: A cycle-shop pro introduces free wheelers to vehicle anatomy, flat fixes and roadside skills. Skirack, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3313.
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
Leon Thompson: The author shares his third book of humor, Not Too Awful Bad: A Storyteller’s Guide to Vermont, which includes a guide to talking like a native and identifying residents from “redneck natives” to “transplants.” Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5533.
‘The City of Your Final Destination’: See FRI.13, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Country Club, N.Y., 12:30 p.m. $49.99 includes barbecue dinner. Info, 518-564-4169.
‘Winter’s Bone’: See FRI.13, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Vermont Lake Monsters: The Green Mountain State’s minor-league baseball team bats against the Lowell Spinners. Centennial Field, Burlington, 7:05 p.m. Individual game tickets, $5-8. Info, 655-4200.
food & drink
‘All That Jazz’ Dinner Cruise: See WED.11, 6:30-9 p.m. Church Supper: Plates pile high with barbecue chicken and corn on the cob. Richmond Congregational Church, 5:30 p.m. $3.50-8; takeout available. Info, 434-2789. Enosburg Falls Farmers Market: See WED.11, 3-6 p.m. Lamoille Valley Year-Round Farmers Artisan Market: See WED.11, 3-6:30 p.m. Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. South Hero Farmers Market: See WED.11, 4-7 p.m.
health & fitness
‘Look Good ... Feel Better’: Females battling cancer pick up beauty techniques from volunteer cosmetologists in this American Cancer Society program. Preregister. American Cancer Society, Williston, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-2000.
kids Arts & Crafts: See MON.16, noon -4 p.m.
community Village-building Convergence Panel: Experts discuss health care and food in a communitycentric conversation. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See SAT.14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
English Country Dance: See WED.11, Val Medve and Martha Kent call the steps. Richmond Free Library, 7-9 p.m. $2 donation. Info, 899-2378.
James Ehlers: The executive director of Lake Champlain International explains simple practices for curbing pollution in “Just BLUE It! Protecting Families and the Bay From Pollution In Our Own Yards.” Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576.
Burnham Knitters: See WED.11, 6-8 p.m. Vermont Canaries Meeting: A community of chemically sensitive people raises awareness about the toxins found in commonly used home products. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 651-7043.
fairs & festivals
Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
‘Gilda’: Rita Hayworth stars as the sassy heroine in this 1946 film noir by Charles Vidor. Prefilm talk in the Hood Museum, 6:30 p.m. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.
Craftsbury Chamber Players MiniConcerts: See WED.11, 4:30 p.m. Kids’ Co-op Day: Youngsters get to play with their food in a morning of snacks, storytelling, face painting, yoga and sing-alongs. St. Johnsbury Food Co-op, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 748-9498. Pajama Story Time: Kids cuddle up in their nightclothes for an hour of bedtime stories, cookies and milk. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.
‘An Appreciation of John Dewey’: Artist Frank Gonzalez explains the philosophy and influence of the Burlington-raised educator-philosopher. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. Kesha Ram: The state representative shares experiences and images from a recent trip to the Gulf Coast. North End Studio, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 881-4433. ‘Made in Bradford: Then and Now’: The Bradford Historical Society draws connections between the past and present in a panel presentation. Auditorium, Bradford Academy, 7:15 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4423. Summer Lecture Series: Ace McArleton, a central Vermont natural builder and contractor, speaks on “Elemental Innovation in Action: Updated Natural Building Methods for the Northeast.” Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545. Visual Presentation & Lecture: A PowerPoint show illuminates the Gnostic perspective on “The Alchemy of the Rosicrucians: The Invitation.” 6 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, firstname.lastname@example.org.
theater ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.11, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Freedom Club’: See THU.12, 8 p.m. ‘La Bohème’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘The 39 Steps’: Depot Theatre presents a spoofy rendition of Hitchcock’s mind-bending comedy-thriller. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $12-20. Info, 518-523-2512. ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Sound of Music’: How do you solve a problem like Maria? The Stowe Theatre Guild tells the musical story of the nun-turned-governess. Town Hall Theatre, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 253-3961, tickets@ stowetheatre.com.
‘Peter the Music Man’: See WED.11, 12:30-1 p.m. ‘Wacky Wednesdays’: See WED.11, 1 p.m.
music Capital City Band: See WED.11, 7-8 p.m. Craftsbury Chamber Players Summer Concert Series: A Vermont ensemble performs classical compositions by Mozart, Janáček and Brahms. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 8 p.m. $8-20. Info, 800-639-3443. Summer Concert Series: Citizens Concert Band play live tunes at the gazebo. Rain location: St. Albans City Hall Gymnasium. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 782-4389.
‘Unnecessary Farce’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See THU.12, 7:30 p.m.
words Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Robert Cohen lectures on “Going to the Tigers: Lyricism and Its Discontents,” and Paula Bohince, Kristin Naca and others share penned passages. Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2700. ‘Prophetic Odyssey’: See WED.11, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. m
Corn Maze: See WED.11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wagon Ride Wednesday: See WED.11, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
sport Mark Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament: Fore! Players strive for holes-in-one at a benefit for the Plattsburgh College Foundation. Westport
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art WOOD/SALT FIRE WORKSHOP: Aug. 30 - Sep. 4, 5:30-9 p.m. Cost: $195/ workshop + $30 material fee. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne . Info: 802985-3648. Guest instructor from the Island of St. John, Gail Van de Bogurt, will be teaching a special workshop. Students will learn or hone their throwing skills. On Friday, a salt kiln will be fired. This is a workshop not to miss!
cycling GIRLS MOVE MOUNTAINS: Aug. 21, . . Location: Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. Info: Girls Move Mountains, 802229-2976, email@example.com. Girls Move Mountains in partnership with Stowe Mountain and Onion River Sports is pleased to offer a one day Dirt Divas mountain bike clinic for women, ages 16 and up, who are interested in learning the exciting life long sport of mountain biking. This one day clinic is geared toward beginner/intermediate riders and provides a structured, step-by-step progression toward building the skills necessary to have fun and find success on braking, body position, cornering, bike handling, riding obstacles, trail riding, and bike repair/maintenance. Girls Move Mountains is committed to providing quality instruction by female instructors experienced in coaching, mountain biking, and Wilderness First Aid.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.FirstStepDance.com. Beginning classes repeat each month, and intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and dance! DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802-598-1077, email@example.com. Salsa classes, nightclub-style. Oneon-one, 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! DELSARTE SYSTEM OF EXPRESSION: Sep. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $65/class. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St. (Chace Mill) #372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-863-3369, info@BurlingtonDances.com, BurlingtonDances.com. Join Joe Williams and Burlington Dances for this workshop exploring the map of symbolic meanings of the body and of basic human movement patterns. Based on the ancient wisdom of yoga, cabala and hermetic traditions, this system of body training will awaken your innate athletic prowess and expressive power.
LEARN TO SWING DANCE: . Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: www.lindyvermont.com, 802860-7501. 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. NEW! SALSA DANCE CLASSES W/ BURLINGTON’S BEST DAVID LARSON AND SHANNON LASHUA: 7-8 p.m. basic salsa; 8-8:30 p.m. salsa dance party. Location: Sponsored by South End Studio, 696 Pine St., near Lake Champlain Chocolates, just behind New World Tortilla. Check out our new Salsa Dancers sign on Pine St., Burlington. Info: Sabrina, 802540-0044. Whether you’re a first time student or just need to recycle your salsa, come see why we’re the nicest place to dance (air conditioner) and make some new friends. Thank you to all of our students for making our summer salsa series a success. Next salsa sunset dance is Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m. at the Boat House.
empowerment LIFE LEADERSHIP & HORSES W/ LUCINDA NEWMAN CEGE: Aug. 20-21. Location: Horses and Pathfinders Center for Equine-Guided Education, Moretown. Info: 802-223-1903, Lucinda@ Horsesandpathfinders.com, www.horsesandpathfinders. com. This innovative, equineguided workshop masterfully blends sociobiology, leadership, empowerment and
horsemanship into a powerful metaphor for developing professional mastery, leadership savvy and self-excellence. No riding or horse experience is required. The focus of life leadership and Horses is developing leadership and empowerment skills, it is not about learning horsemanship techniques.
herbs WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk, Friday, Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., $10. Preregistration appreciated. Eat on the Wild Side: Wild Edible Harvest and Preparation, Monday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m., $20. Please preregister. Wild Edibles 2010: Enhancing Local Food Security summer/fall term, Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 3; tuition $300; apply for VSAC nondegree grant. Plan ahead and apply now for VSAC nondegree grant for 2011 programs, Wild Edibles & Wisdom of the Herbs, while funds are plentiful. . Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 802-456-8122, annie@ wisdomoftheherbsschool. com, www.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.
martial arts AIKIDO: Adult introductory classes begin on Thurs., Sept. 2 at 6:45 p.m. Children’s classes ages 7-12 begin on Wed., Sept. 1. Preschool classes
ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY PROGRAM: Cost: $5,000/500hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct.. Info: Elements of Healing, Scott Moylan, 802-288-8160,
(ages 5-6) begin Oct. 2. Call to preregister. . Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal and Light), Burlington. Info: 802-951-8900, 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. Adult classes seven days a week. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. AIKIDO: Tues.-Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.; & Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 802-862-9785, www. vermontaikido.org. Aikido 101: Join us for a free class! “Introduction to Aikido” begins at 10 a.m., the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please bring or wear loose-fitting exercise clothing; plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register. This class is a gentle introduction to basic movement and training, open to everyone interested in learning more about Aikido. 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: 802-660-4072, Julio@bjjusa.com, www. bjjusa.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.
BARBARA MARCINIAK CHANNELING: Aug. 13, 7-11 p.m., Aug. 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cost: $125/Friday evening & all day Saturday. Location: Shaman’s Flame facility, 78A Cady Hill Rd., Stowe. Info: Shaman’s Flame, Sarah Finlay/ Peter Clark, 802-253-7846, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. shamansflame.com. Barbara Marciniak channels multidimensional entities from the Pleiadian star cluster. She also has a vast astrological knowledge, which informs her worldview. During the evening ($35) and full day ($90) presentations, Barbara will speak from her perspective, and the
Pleiadians will channel information through Barbara as well as answer questions.
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pilates ALL WELLNESS: Location: 208 Flynn Ave., Studio 3A (across from the antique shops, before Oakledge Park), Burlington. Info: 802-8639900, www.allwellnessvt. com. We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating Pilates, physical 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!
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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: 802-864-9642, yoga@ evolutionvt.com, www. 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. RESTORATIVE YOGA W/ EMILY GARRETT: Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20/session. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802658-9440, www.vtcyt.com. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, therapeutic practice that allows the body to open at its own pace. Using props for support, we hold poses for a long time without effort or force. This allows the body to relax deeply while the mind rests. Expanded awareness of your body’s unique holding patterns.
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LIVING YOUR WHOLE LIFE, A RETREAT FOR WOMEN: Sep. 24-26. Cost: $250/single, $210/double. Includes room, meals and retreat materials. $20 early-bird discount for registration by Aug. 15. Triples avail. Location: Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Rd., Burlington. Info: Anthe Demeter Athas, retreat leader, 802-864-0624, email@example.com, www. demeterResolutiongs.com. Come exploring! Have fun and learn more about yourself. This retreat combines a series of guided activities, writing,
WOMEN WRITING FOR (A) CHANGE: Adult women: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 2-Dec. 16; alternate Tuesdays, 6-8:30, Oct. 5-Dec. 14. Young women: Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., see website for details. Cost: $410/15 3-hr. Thursdays; $195/6 2.5-hr. Tuesdays; $240/6 3-hr. Project Workshops; girls $140 and $165; see website for details. Location: Women Writing for (a) Change writing studio, 12 Howard St., Burlington. Info: Women Writing for (a) Change Vermont, Sarah Bartlett, 802-310-1770, sarah@womenwritingVT.com, www.womenwritingVT.com. Writing circles for adult and young women starting early September; various schedules and prices. All feature authentic voice, depth, community, practice, sharing, commitment. Now entering seventh year; at writing studio in Burlington’s South End Arts District. Facilitated by director Sarah Bartlett.
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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: 802-864-7902, www. 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.
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: 802658-6795, www.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. LEARN MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: 7 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Location: Exquisite Mind Studio, 88 King St., Burlington. Info: Exquisite Mind, Arnie Kozak, 802-660-8043, drkozak@ exquisitemind.com, exquisitemind.com. Learn to meditate and participate in ongoing mindfulness meditation practice community at the new Exquisite Mind Studio. Nonsectarian Buddhist-based mindfulness meditation. No-fee instructions, weekly practice sessions and monthly
retreats. Free weekly introductory program. Read the blog at www.blog.beliefnet.com/ mindfulnessmatters.
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GMT exploded into popular consciousness in 2007 with the surprise smash hit Oracular Spectacular. The record comprised a collection of pitchperfect singles that cast the band — then a duo of founding members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser — as 12v-Nectars081110.indd 1 8/9/10 1:48:10 PM emerging pop impresarios. Accordingly, their sophomore album, Congratulations, ranked among the most anticipated of 2010. That’ll happen when your full-length debut sells more than 1 million copies, as did OS. But a funny thing happened on the way up the Billboard charts. MGMT are now a ﬁve piece and worked with noted psych-rock auteur Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom [Spacemen 3, Spectrum], who produced Congratulations. And rather than rehash OS on the new record, they dove headlong into hook-laden psychedelia. The stylistic about-face alienated legions of fans who had expected more of the same danceable, car-commercial-friendly synth-pop heard on their previous album. Retribution on the blogosphere was swift, as seemingly every would-be critic with a MacBook feigned snarky outrage. How dare they be artistically challenging! The horror! In the months since, Congratulations 12v-3Penny081110.indd 1 8/9/10 1:49:55 PM has actually fared well both commercially and critically. And MGMT have quietly taken their place alongside modern pop’s rising artistic provocateurs. In advance of the band’s headlining for a UVM research Study performance at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival in Burlington this of Behavioral-Biological Factors Thursday, Seven Days caught up with Affecting Cigarette Smoking. MGMT drummer Will Berman by phone We are looking for people who are: from a hotel room in Montréal.
were just in the moment when we were making it, which I am glad we were. It wouldn’t have come out as well if we were trying to tailor it to other people’s expectations. And it obviously didn’t meet up with some people’s expectations, whether it exceeded them or totally felt underwhelming to people. SD: But the record has actually done well. So, maybe you turned on some new fans who weren’t as into the pop stuff? WB: I’ve been hearing a lot of people who thought the ﬁrst three singles on Oracular Spectacular were too poppy. But people who were into more obscure shit started becoming MGMT fans after they heard Congratulations. SD: What do you think this kerfufﬂe says about the modern blog culture and the changing way we collectively consume music? WB: On one hand it’s great, because it can generate buzz. But on the other hand, it gives everyone a level playing ﬁeld and this attitude that everyone can be an expert on something, when that may not necessarily be the case. It’s hard to
look at a blog and gauge the authority of the person [writing]. And I think a lot of people jump on bandwagons more easily because of the anonymity of blogs. SD: It seems to work both ways. MGMT was certainly helped early on by blog buzz. But many of those same people are the ﬁrst to tear into the band now. WB: I think that’s an interesting thing that’s been happening to a lot of bands lately. People can create great-sounding demos so easily on their own, without actually having a band. And then they can disseminate those demos on the Internet. And things can blow up way before there is even a band to play the songs live. A lot of bands, like us, and my previous project, Amazing Baby, get trapped in this position where people are judging the live act immediately after the band blows up, and haven’t had time to really hone their skills as a live band. MGMT perform with Violens at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park on Thursday, August 12, 7 p.m. $30/35. AA.
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SD: It’s interesting that mGmt made a record so far removed from what most people were expecting. But it’s even more interesting that you did it on a major label. Was there ever any hesitation from columbia Records? WB: Yeah. I think so. But, thankfully, they remained very hands off. I mean, along the way they’d ask, “Are you sure you want to do this?” But they didn’t ever take the reins in any major way. They really trusted what we were doing … even when we couldn’t tell them, exactly, what we thought we were doing. SD: Is it actually possible that major labels are finally turning a corner, philosophically, and realizing they might be better off letting artists be artists? WB: Well, what choice do they have? Now they have to be a little bit more experimental in their approaches. SD: Ben and Andrew wrote all of the songs, but they involved the band more than on Oracular, which I imagine was a unique challenge — for them and you. WB: They brought in these sort of skeletonized songs, and then we got to decorate them. It was kind of like having a bare Christmas tree, and we got to fill it up with ornaments.
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thE MonkEy housE: Lady Lioness, Moor Hound, tooth ache, Midi and the Modern Dance (indie), 9 p.m., $5.
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SD: So, mGmt crafted perfect little pop nuggets on Oracular Spectacular, then delved into heady psychrock on Congratulations. Where do you go next? WB: I don’t really know. But, whatever it is, it’s going to reflect the mood of however we’re feeling. And right now, we’re all feeling celebratory and excited to start writing again. It will probably have less melancholysounding stuff than Congratulations. More party oriented. Not dance-rock, necessarily. But it’s gonna be some pretty positive shit, I think. m
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SD: It seems like he really helped to focus the album and rein in some of the more unwieldy ideas. WB: Absolutely. He introduced us to all kinds of new music and approaches, and we really couldn’t have done it without him.
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chat function. If fans like what they hear, they can donate. And they have been. Douglass says he’s been pulling in upward of $200 per session while drawing around 20 listeners each night. Beats the hell out of busking, right? Tune in every Monday at 9 p.m. on justin. tv/gregorydouglass. Or, you could support him the old-fashioned way when he stops by the Bee’s Knees in Morrisville this Saturday.
This just in: The Internet has made producing, distributing and, of course, consuming music easier than at any other point in history. Also, the sky is blue. However, while any hack with a laptop can record and release demos from the comfort of his or her bedroom, there is still something to be said for enlisting the expert knob-twiddling and fader-tweaking skills of professional recording engineers. Certain artists simply deserve to be captured by the best equipment and talents available. For example, local pop prince Gregory Douglass. Pipes like his need to be heard with the highest possible fidelity. The thing is, pro recording costs. Like, a lot. And while it’s easier to get your music heard than ever before, that accessibility doesn’t always translate to dollars and cents. To help fund his next recording project, the follow-up to last year’s epic Battler, Douglass has devised a plan so ingenious it’s a wonder more folks don’t try it. The singer is adapting his tried-and-true strategy of album presales and fan donations to fit a more modern model. So far, it’s been a smashing success, helping the songwriter reach his fundraising goal while providing his fans with more Gregory Douglass bang for their buck. Every Monday for the past month, Douglass has been giving live online concerts on the streaming-video website Justin.tv. Each week, cellist Monique Citro joins in, as do a varied smattering of special guests. Fans can log in and have an interactive concert experience with Douglass, who takes requests via the site’s
• The festival season continues on in, ahem, high gear this Friday as the Vermont Reggae Festival kicks off at Lamoille County Field Days in Johnson. This year’s headlining performers include Mighty Mystic, Massive B Soundsystem, local legends Lambsbread, and the one and only Lee “Scratch” Perry, among scores of other artists of local, regional and national renown. And you know a fest will be a good time when, alongside ticket info, organizers caution that cars entering the campsite “will be searched.” Awesome. For more info on the three-day festival’s lineup, ticketing and camping, visit vermontreggaefest.com. • Continuing on a theme, this Friday also marks the start of the third annual RhinoFest in Plainfield. The almost completely localvore lineup features, among others, the Eames Brothers, Movement of the People, Bearquarium, Gold Town, Vorcza and Coba Stella — the last of whom a reader recently wrote in about with glowing praise. And if you’re worried about missing the reggae vibes emanating from the north, fret not. The fest also features the irie stylings of Dubconsicous, Zion I and Montpelier’s MadMan 3. Visit rhinofestvt.com for more details. • Of course, the marquee event this weekend is undoubtedly the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. The big names you know: MGMT, Gov’t Mule, Dark Star Orchestra and some chick named Grace. Maybe you’ve heard of her? Indeed, this year’s LCMF is as top heavy as any in recent memory. But I’m actually more interested in the free music on the undercard. As they seem to do each year, LCMF organizers have accumulated a strong collection of (mostly) local folk, roots and rock talent. Friday features local folk-music guru — and occasional 7D contributer — Robert Resnik with longtime collaborator Marty Morrissey; local all-star dance band Ringbone; and up-and-coming jam kids the McLovins. Saturday highlights include sets from Joshua Panda, fresh from a summerlong national tour, the Amida Bourbon Project, and a duet with singer-songwriters Jen Crowell and Steve Hartmann. Sunday’s lineup might be the finest of all, as Mike Colbourn & the John Tower Project, the ever-lovely Mia Adams and the Scenic
Roots and the Martin Guigui All-Star Jam Band take to the stage. And did I
mention it’s all free? • Congratulations to the Good Times Café! The Hinesburg haunt is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and has really ramped up its booking, bringing in notable roots and folk artists on a monthly basis. On Wednesday, August 18, virtuoso guitarist Richard Smith drops by for an intimate evening of face-melting, acoustic shredding. As of press time there were still some tickets available, but they’re going fast. • Montpeculiar residents wondering what all the fuss is about over Burlington indie darlings Lendway will have a chance to find out when the quartet makes its capital-city debut at Langdon Street Café this Friday. The band will handle opening duties for a new Montpelier all-star group, Once Radio, featuring Jay Ekis, Brian Clark, Michael Donofrio and Phil Carr. • Random question: When did the Burlington Concert Band get so good? I’ve lived next to Battery Park for several years now, and sporadically in various hovels around the Old North End for years before that, so I have long enjoyed the community orchestra’s Sunday evening concerts in a nonironic, down-home sort of way. Yes, really. But I don’t remember them ever sounding as polished as they have this summer. Seriously, if you’re looking for a nice,
wholesome way to spend a late-summer evening, pack a picnic dinner and swing by the park some Sunday. It’s a treat. • Hear ye, hear ye! Burlington-based electro-acoustic outfit That Toga Band shall henceforth be known as Squid City. That is all. • Last but not least, happy trails to the Lab cofounder and headmaster — and my onetime personal turntablism mentor — DJ ZJ, who is leaving the urban-musicproduction school after three years. Cofounder Derrick Brown will continue the school’s operations. However, ZJ doesn’t plan to stay retired for long. In a recent missive he hints at a brandnew venture he’ll unveil in the coming months. Stay tuned…
And finally, this week’s totally self-indulgent column segment, in which I share a random sampling of what was on my iPod, turntable, CD player, 8-track player, etc., this week. • • • • •
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When a band releases its ﬁrst full-length album, it’s typically on the uphill climb. Yet www.Channel17.COm while Strength in Numbers, the Vermont octet of self-proclaimed “hip-poppers,” gET MORE INfO OR waTCh ONlINE aT are rising quickly, they’re hardly at the top vermont cam.org • retn.org ChaNNEl17.ORg of their game. Yet. The traditional move for legitimacy — especially in Burlington’s fertile hip-hop and funk scenes — is to play 16t-retnWEEKLY.indd 1 8/9/10 4:16:46 PM as if your life depended on hitting it big. The ruse has worked work well for any number of bands in college towns for generations. But on Conﬂuence Strength in Numbers take a more measured approach and prove to be too cool for school. Conﬂuence employs the same mellow hip-hop presented on last year’s debut EP, ces! Less Is More, though this latest effort lacks on! Best Pri Best Selecti that collection’s sense of earthy ire. Also Volcano, absent is Montréal emcee Dali, leaving Emma Frank as the sole vocalist. What’s left Silver is an octet centered on silky-smooth R&B Surfer, grooves and exultant horn melodies. These RAFFLE grooves are so smooth, in fact, that you authorized & Other distributor of could almost mistake it for elevator jazz — if chameleon glass Vaporizers you were hardly listening. Much of the album’s sleek tone comes from Frank. When she croons empowering lines such as “I’m not allowed to be hurt by you,” or profundities like “Someday I’ll be a ﬁgment of my own imagination,” she hardly Toro sounds empowered or profound, but cool as hell. And it’s a cool she never really loses, Illadelph even when the rest of the band gloriously goes wild, as on “Why Not.” Frank sings Delta 9 with the collected reserve of someone who has nothing to prove. PHX The other band members are more apt to let loose, but their compositions are Pure sometimes too tenuously tasteful. When bandleader and rising sax maestro Bryan McNamara takes the rare solo, as on the superb slow jam “Drama Queen,” his 75 Main St., Burlington,VT • 802.864.6555 notes emerge from his horn as naturally as M-Th 10-9; F-Sa 10-10; Su 12-7 breathing. Similarly, Bryson Barnes’ trumpet facebook.com/VTNorthernLights solo on “Born to Be Happy” is nestled back Must be 18 to purchase tobacco products, ID required in the mix as if the band didn’t care enough to show it off. Too cool for school, indeed. “AntiFantasy,” the album’s closer, is 8v-northernlights060910.indd 1 6/7/10 11:15:58 AM where Strength in Numbers indulge the most. Here, McNamara and Barnes don’t question themselves on ﬂuttering melodies. Again, Frank’s airy singing gives the tune laKESIdE aVENUE dEVElOpMENT Channel 17
The Day’s Weight, The Day’s Weight (SELF-RELEASED, EP)
Alt-country is a bastard offspring of early American folk and late ’60s outlaw country/ country-rock. As alt-country has developed, birthing subgenres of its own, so, too, have the genres that feed it evolved and changed. As contemporary country and rock have veered off dusty back roads and onto fancy superhighways, some altcountry peers have reﬂected that shift. For example, The Day’s Weight. On their self-titled debut EP, the Boston-based outﬁt presents a new genetic strain that owes as much to modern-rock radio as it does AM country. It is a curious mix of pop and twang, exempliﬁed by EP opener “Runaround.” Over a downcast acoustic progression, Vermont native Patrick McDermott guides his full-bodied baritone through radio-ready lyrics with just a hint of stylized drawl. The song builds slowly, propelled by Dennis Kenmore’s plodding drum work. At the chorus, the band explodes in a wash of bright keyboard
departure, more resembling an Irish funeral march than the preceding Americana-tinged fare. But the song retains the same alt-rock sensibilities of the EP’s earlier material. The combination is surprisingly effective, suggesting a deeper artistic wellspring than previously displayed. Following the straight-ahead rocker “The Day After,” the EP closes with “The Game Is Over.” Guitarist Kyle Toomey penned this simple, tender ballad, and the sideman’s breathy delivery is subdued and natural, a refreshing contrast. One hopes The Day’s Weight’s follow-up will feature a more even split between the two songwriters, as Toomey balances his partner’s stylized bombast. DAN BOLLES
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a trippy glow. “It’s time to go home,” she repeats over and over at the end of the song, suggesting the band wanted to pace the record like a live set. But you hardly feel that kind of immediate energy on Conﬂuence. Rather, Strength in Numbers sound self-assured on their sophomore outing. Such nonchalance could be disconcerting to some. But, like a fresh wine, Conﬂuence gets better with age, revealing new layers with each listen and heightening anticipation for an eventual release. And you can rest assured knowing this: All the restraint going on here will surely explode on the stage. Strength in Numbers play this Thursday at Club Metronome, and Friday at the Localfolk Smokehouse in Waitsﬁeld.
as McDermott lets loose a pleading melody tailor-made for a ﬁst-pumping sing-along. This is alt-country by way of alt-rock. Swooning pedal steel ﬂoats like driftwood over rippling acoustic guitar on “Drowned.” Just as the previous number shared more in common with radio rock than back-porch jams, this acoustic ballad owes as much to Nickelback as to Nickel Creek. In this rootsier setting, McDermott adopts a more noticeable, and perhaps dubious, twang. But, manufactured or not, his delivery remains earnest without ever devolving into overwrought cliché. “Fortunate Ones” unfortunately casts the singer as some suspicious mix of Toby Keith and Hootie and the Blowﬁsh’s Darius Rucker. Teetering on the brink of commercial cheese on the two previous numbers, here McDermott succumbs. It’s the EP’s low point. “Lordsburg” represents a stylistic
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The Monkey house: L. Dora, PMP, Guides for the Future (rock, reggae), 9 p.m., $5. necTar’s: Bluegrass Thursdays with Mason Porter, 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. nighTcrawlers: Karaoke with Steve LeClair, 7 p.m., Free. o’Brien’s irish PuB: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free. one PePPer grill: Karaoke, 8 p.m., Free. on TaP Bar & grill: Dave Keller Band (blues), 7 p.m., Free.
Rock in Peace You can’t spell “funeral” without f-u-n. And you can’t spell funeral ParTy without r-o-c-k. Well, actually, you can. But it’s inadvisable except in the
context of a spelling bee. This high-octane trio has exploded out of East L.A.’s vibrant dance-punk underground with a frenzy of buzz surrounding them. Their forthcoming full-length debut is hotly anticipated. In the meantime, pay your respects this Tuesday as Funeral Party hit the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in support of Swedish disco punks new PoliTics.
PariMa acousTic lounge: Burgundy Thursdays with Joe Adler, Eric Segalstad (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $3.
AFTER DARK MUSIC SERIES
Tim O’Brien Sunday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Theater $35 advance, $37 at the door West Virginian, Tim O’Brien is the bridge between traditional sounds of hill country and modern bluegrass.
radio Bean: Jazz Sessions (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. Anthony Santor Group (jazz), 11 p.m., $3.
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rasPuTin’s: 101 Thursdays with Pres & DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
red square: Selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
Tickets on sale now at: Main Street Stationery, the Middlebury Inn and by mail
red square Blue rooM: DJ Cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free. rí rá irish PuB: Longford Row (Irish), 8 p.m., Free. The scuffer sTeak & ale house: PJ Davidian Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
Sun 3:00 pm
green MounTain Tavern: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
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langdon sTreeT café: Amy Annelle (Americana), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Barika (world music), 8:30 p.m., Donations.
August 29 Sun 3:00 pm
on The rise Bakery: Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Free.
Bee’s knees: Andrew Parker-Renga (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The Brewski: Live Music, 9 p.m., Free. one federal: Deana Poquette (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.
MonoPole: Peacock Tunes & Trivia, 5 p.m., Free. MonoPole downsTairs: Gary Peacock (singersongwriter), 10 p.m., Free. olive ridley’s: Karaoke with Ben Bright and Ashley Kollar, 6 p.m., Free. Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYCE (Top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free. TaBu café & nighTcluB: Karaoke Night with Sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.
BacksTage PuB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free. BreakwaTer café: Funkwagon (funk), 6 p.m., Free.
green rooM: DJ Big Kat (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. higher ground BallrooM: The Wailin’ Jennys (country), 9 p.m., $20/23. AA. higher ground showcase lounge: Big Gigantic, Guttstar (live electronica), 10 p.m., $8/10/12. AA. JP’s PuB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.
ManhaTTan Pizza and PuB: Hip-Hop Showcase: Pseudo Slang, DJ Halo, MC Pruven, 9 p.m., Free.
nighTcrawlers: Tommy and the Tricksters (rock), 9 p.m., Free. on TaP Bar & grill: The Growlers (blues), 6 p.m., Free. General Lee (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Park Place Tavern: Given Groove (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. radio Bean: Giant Hand (singer-songwriter), 8:15 p.m., Free. The Love Leighs (jazz-folk), 9:30 p.m., Free. Catherine Isles (singer-songwriter), 11 p.m., Free.
ciTy liMiTs: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. on The rise Bakery: Stone Cold Roosters (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations. sTarry nighT café: Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot (alt-country), 8:30 p.m., Free. Two BroThers Tavern: Happy Hour with Josh Brooks (country), 5 p.m., Free. Salsa Night with DJ Hector Cobeo, 10 p.m., Free.
rasPuTin’s: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3.
Bee’s knees: Cosa Buena (Latin), 7:30 p.m., Free.
red square: Jay Burwick (rock), 6 p.m., Free. Events Are Objects (rock), 9 p.m., $3. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.
The Brewski: Pulse Prophets (reggae), 9 p.m., Free.
red square Blue rooM: DJ Stavros (house), 9 p.m., $3. ruBen JaMes: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. rí rá irish PuB: DJ Johnny Utah (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. shelBurne sTeakhouse & saloon: The Adams (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. verMonT PuB & Brewery: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 10 p.m., Free.
Black door Bar & BisTro: The Blue Hit (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. charlie o’s: Monkey Spank (indie), 10 p.m., Free.
MaTTerhorn: Funk Collection with Cam Cross (funk), 9 p.m., $5.
MonoPole: Ricky Fitts (rock), 10 p.m., Free. naked TurTle: Craig Hurwitz (acoustic), 6 p.m., Free. Party Wolf (rock), 10 p.m., Free. olive ridley’s: Benjamin Bright (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., Free.
BreakwaTer café: Quadra (rock), 6 p.m., Free.
green MounTain Tavern: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2.
cluB MeTronoMe: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.
langdon sTreeT café: Lendway, Once Radio (indie), 9 p.m., Donations. localfolk sMokehouse: Strength in Numbers (hip-pop), 9 p.m., Free.
franny o’s: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
The reservoir resTauranT & TaP rooM: Rise Up Sound (reggae), 9:30 p.m., Free.
green rooM: Envy presents Frosty (house), 10 p.m., Free.
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury.
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Grammy winner, Tim O’Brien is one of the spearheads of contemporary bluegrass. He sings and plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and mandocello and is the bridge between traditional sounds of hill country and modern bluegrass. Twice awarded Male Vocalist of the Year, by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
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The living rooM: Robert Resnik & Marty Morrissey (folk), 7:30 p.m., $20.
necTar’s: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Jennifer Hartswick Band, DJ A-Dog (r&b, jazz), 9 p.m., $5.
Sunday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m
cluB MeTronoMe: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5.
slide Brook lodge & Tavern: Dog Catchers (blues rock), 9 p.m., Free.
MarrioTT harBor lounge: The Chris Peterman Group (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.
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Three Beans café: Josh Brooks (country), 6 p.m., Free.
Two BroThers Tavern: ’80s Night Costume Party, 10 p.m., Free.
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The Living Room: Zack dupont (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., $20. maRRioTT haRboR Lounge: The trio featuring paul cassarino, tracie cassarino & Jeff Wheel (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. The monkey house: advaita (rock), 9 p.m., $5. necTaR’s: mahali of twiddle (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. The mcLovins, Dukes county Love affair (jam), 9 p.m., $5. nighTcRawLeRs: sturcrazie (rock), 9 p.m., Free. on TaP baR & gRiLL: side pony with myra Flynn & Gregory Douglass (’80s covers), 9 p.m., $3. PaRima main sTage: The Blue Hit (rock), 9 p.m., $3. Radio bean: Brett Hughes (cosmo-rural), 6 p.m., Free. christy & Emily (folk), 8:15 p.m., Free. nyiko Beguin (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., Free. Grant Black (country), 11 p.m., Free. RasPuTin’s: nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. Red squaRe: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Hi8us (funk), 9 p.m., $3. DJ a-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.
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Two bRoTheRs TaveRn: snuggleuptogus (top 40), 10 p.m., Free.
bee’s knees: Gregory Douglass (pop), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The bRewski: sweet and Lowdown (rock), 9 p.m., Free. maTTeRhoRn: mellow Yellow (rock), 9 p.m., $5.
monoPoLe: capital Zen (rock), 10 p.m., Free. naked TuRTLe: party Wolf (rock), 10 p.m., Free. Tabu café & nighTcLub: all night Dance party with DJ toxic (top 40), 5 p.m., Free.
1/2 Lounge: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, moonflower & Friends (house), 7 p.m., Free. The bLock gaLLeRy: Open mic, 1:30 p.m., Free. bReakwaTeR café: Wise Rokobili (rock), 4 p.m., Free. cLub meTRonome: Black to the Future with DJs Dakota and craig mitchell (r&b), 9 p.m., Free/$5.
The monkey house: Vetiver, maryse smith, Whales and Wolves (indie folk), 9 p.m., $10. 18+.
Langdon sTReeT café: Hip-Hop showcase: pseudo slang, DJ Halo, mc pruven, 10 p.m., Donations.
necTaR’s: mi Yard Reggae night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free.
chaRLie o’s: pulse prophets (reggae), 10 p.m., Free.
The ReseRvoiR ResTauRanT & TaP Room: Gabe Jarrett trio (jazz), 9 p.m., Free.
51 main: mogani (Latin jazz), 9 p.m., Free. ciTy LimiTs: Dance party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9 p.m., Free.
monTy’s oLd bRick TaveRn: George Voland JaZZ: with amber deLaurentis and tom cleary, 4 p.m., Free.
Radio bean: Julia Beerworth (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. marygoround & Friends (folk), 9 p.m., Free. Red squaRe: side pony with myra Flynn & Gregory Douglass (’80s covers), 8 p.m., Free.
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Bee’s Knees: Jay Ekis (rock), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The BrewsKi: Dale and Darcy (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.
1/2 LOunge: Heal-In Sessions with Reverence (reggae), 10 p.m., Free. BisTrO sauce: Queen City Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 6:30 p.m., Free. BreaKwaTer café: Fattie B’s Summer Rewind (hip-hop), 6 p.m., Free. higher grOund shOwcase LOunge: Two Dolla Holla: Service Industry night, 5 p.m., Free. The MOnKey hOuse: Hip-Hop Showcase: pseudo Slang, DJ Halo, MC pruven, 8 p.m., $5. necTar’s: Dr. Ruckus & Friends (jazz, funk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. PariMa Main sTage: Jazzed Up Mondays (jazz), 7 p.m., Free (18+). radiO Bean: Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free. red square: Justin Levinson Band (rock), 8 p.m., Free. Hype ‘Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. rOzzi’s LaKeshOre Tavern: Trivia night, 8 p.m., Free. ruBen JaMes: Why not Monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
LangdOn sTreeT café: Open Mic, 7 p.m., Free.
cLuB MeTrOnOMe: Bass Culture with DJs Jahson & nickel B (electronica), 9 p.m., Free. higher grOund BaLLrOOM: STS9 (live electronica), 9 p.m., $30. AA. higher grOund shOwcase LOunge: new politics, Funeral party (post-punk), 7 p.m., $0.99. AA. LifT: Karaoke … with a Twist, 9 p.m., Free. The MOnKey hOuse: Hip-Hop Open Mic with Dakota, 10 p.m., Free. MOnTy’s OLd BricK Tavern: Open Mic night, 6 p.m., Free. necTar’s: Love In Stockholm (funk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
red square: Upsetta International with Super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.
charLie O’s: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.
Main sTreeT griLL & Bar: Mark LeGrand (country), 7 p.m., Free. sLide BrOOK LOdge & Tavern: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.
51 Main: Quizz night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free.
Bee’s Knees: Kevin Greenblott (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.
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The huB Pizzeria & PuB: Mud City Ramblers (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free. ParKer Pie cO.: DJ Two Tone (eclectic DJ), 8 p.m., Free.
1/2 LOunge: Sirenix: Queen City Songwriter Series with Mike Colbourn (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. BreaKwaTer café: WIZn Mid-Week Break: Close to nowhere (rock), 6 p.m., Free.
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franny O’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. higher grOund BaLLrOOM: Saving Abel, American Bang, Taddy porter, Sugar Red Drive (alt-rock), 7:30 p.m., $20/22. AA. higher grOund shOwcase LOunge: northern Exposure: Almonzo’s plow, Jangover, The Haps (rock), 8:30 p.m., $5. AA. Leunig’s BisTrO & café: paul Asbell & Clyde Stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. LifT: DJs p-Wyld & Jazzy Janet (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. ManhaTTan Pizza & PuB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.
The MOnKey hOuse: Citizen Bare, High Spirits, Gneiss (rock), 8 p.m., $3. necTar’s: Guides for the Future, Almighty Dollars (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. On TaP Bar & griLL: Leno & Young (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. radiO Bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free. red square: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. The sKinny PancaKe: Sunset Series with patrick McDermott (folk), 8 p.m., $5 donation.
charLie O’s: Abby Jenne (rock), 8 p.m., Free. green MOunTain Tavern: Open Mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. LangdOn sTreeT café: Games Unplugged, 8:30 p.m., Free.
ciTy LiMiTs: Karaoke with Let It Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. gOOd TiMes café: Richard Smith (solo guitar), 8:30 p.m., $20. On The rise BaKery: Steve Hartmann (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. TwO BrOThers Tavern: Open Mic night, 9 p.m., Free.
Bee’s Knees: The Butterbeans (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The BrewsKi: Comedy night with Andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free.
LangdOn sTreeT café: VBC Social, 8 p.m., Donations. Kelly Ravin (roots), 9:30 p.m., Donations.
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radiO Bean: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Long Lost Friend (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk Sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.
TwO BrOThers Tavern: Monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
Leunig’s BisTrO & café: Live Music, 7 p.m., Free.
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The shed resTauranT & Brewery: Sound Mind (acoustic rock), 8 p.m., Free.
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Return to Form Ray Brown at the Vermont Supreme Court
NOTHING IS ROTE IN BROWN’S WORK; EVERY
taly has inspired touring artists since the Renaissance, and Vermont painter Ray Brown is no exception: A new series of works, now on view in the Vermont Supreme Court lobby, is based on his travels in Tuscany. They’re the main component of Brown’s solo exhibition of recent canvasses. Tuscany includes Florence, Pisa, Siena and dozens of other picturesque towns that Brown refers to in the titles of his paintings. The images are reduced to rectangles and squares of color. Brown uses large brushes to layer hue over blended hue, patching together exhilarating, abstracted landscapes. He’s been using this streamlined approach since experiencing a stroke in 2007. “I needed to change the way I painted for a way that enabled me to continue to enjoy the process,” Brown writes. “For me, the process of applying paint is the thing that I enjoy the most. This way of reacting to the real world is a way to keep the process fresh and exciting for me.” Brown’s paintings are surely fresh and exciting to most viewers, as well. “San Gimignano #1” is a 20-by-30inch oil referring to a hill town renowned for its medieval towers. An abstract rendition of one such tower, bearing one red and two brown clocks,
BRUSHSTROKE SEEMS LIKE A NEW DISCOVERY.
ONGOING burlington area
‘A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: THE ART OF FRANCIS COLBURN AND RONALD SLAYTON’: In honor of the 100th anniversary of their births, the museum honors two of Vermont’s finest painters and lifelong friends with an exhibit of more than 50 paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints, as well as audio recordings and poetry. Through August 29 at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. ‘ALZHEIMER’S: FORGETTING PIECE BY PIECE’: An exhibit of 52 contemporary quilted works that offer poignant tribute to victims of the disease, organized by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative; and audio recordings of stories from elders, in conjunction with Vermont Public Radio and The StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative. Also, ‘Circus Day in America’: A multimedia exhibit celebrating the art and experience of the American circus, circa 1870-1950; ‘Jay Hall Connaway: A Restless Nature’: A retrospective of the 20th-century New England landscape painter; ‘All Fired Up: Six Ceramic Artists From Vermont’: Unique artist-designed installations by a half-dozen of the
“San Gimignano #1,” oil on canvas
stands teetering in the center of the composition. The tower stands against a rich, deep Phthalo-blue sky. Brown separates the blocks of color with lines of different weights. While the pieces are essentially geometric abstractions, they are soft edged and have an organic feel. The internecine Italian conflict of Guelph versus Ghibelline, begun in the
region’s finest ceramicists; ‘Embellishments: The Art of the Crazy Quilt’: Extraordinary examples from the permanent collection that have never been publicly exhibited; ‘Upon a Painted Ocean: American Marine Paintings’: Fine works from the permanent collection; ‘Tally-Ho! The Art and Culture of the Fox Hunt’: Artwork, film footage and artifacts from the heyday of the sport in America; ‘The Art of Ogden Pleissner: A Retrospective from the Collection’: More than 30 rarely seen oils, watercolors and drypoints; ‘Good Fences: Vermont Stone Walls’: An outdoor exhibit exploring the medium’s history, variety and materials; and ‘Warren Kimble’s America’: Favorite works from the country’s best-known contemporary folk artist. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. ‘ANSEL ADAMS AND EDWARD BURTYNSKY: CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES’: The centerpiece exhibit of the season features more than 60 images by the renowned photographer of the American wilderness and the contemporary Canadian photographer who focuses on human impact in the
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12th century, is referenced in another group of Brown’s towers. “Guelph Towers #2” has four structures protruding into a light green sky. In “Ghibelline Towers,” a vertical composition with a higher horizon line, the towers loom in a brownyellow sky. The blocks of the latter image are smaller and more
tightly packed. Other Italian-inspired pieces have more color. “Tuscany #2,” which includes blue patches, is arranged like farms seen from the air. Brown’s colors are closely calibrated, and the blues are slightly varied so that individual patches stand on their own. Nothing is rote in
natural world. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. BETH HUMSTONE: “Postcards From Cuba,” an exhibit of photographs from the island nation. Through September 2 at Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall. Info, 865-7166. BRYCE BERGGREN: “Objects in Many Dimensions,” new and older sculptures and wall hangings by the local artist. Through August 29 at The Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150. CARL RUBINO: Impressionistic and abstract photography, in color and black and white, that interprets intimate landscapes, peeling paint and other objects. Through August 29 at Uncommon Grounds in Burlington. Info, 518-946-7302. CHARLES PAPILLO: “Things You Wanted to Make Real,” an installation of found and created objects based on the idea of open-ended storytelling and exploring the artist’s personal philosophy of “life as art.” Through August 13 at Jager DiPaola Kemp Design in Burlington. Info, 864-5884.
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Brown’s work; every brushstroke seems like a new discovery. In addition to the Tuscan group, the exhibit features Vermont paintings with childlike house shapes nestled in the squares. “Vermont #6” is a 20-by-24inch oil with two gray houses positioned along a top line of the piece. Below, their forms are repeated in a slightly darker value as shadows. “Vermont #7” presents a lavender house within earth-toned geometric shapes. Nearly all the lines in the piece are slightly angled from the edges of the picture plane, making them seem like the swaying boards of an ancient barn. Brown is co-owner of the Drawing Board art store in Montpelier, which is currently displaying a selection of his earlier watercolor landscapes. Though very nice and technically competent, these small watercolors lack the exquisite originality of his more recent body of work. Less is more in Brown’s abstractions, and his use of color, invention of forms and paint application are arguably superior to his techniques in the more conventional, prestroke works. His nearly 40 new paintings in the Supreme Court Lobby are uniquely masterful and vibrant. M A R C AWO D EY
Ray Brown, geometric-inspired paintings. Supreme Court Lobby, Montpelier. Through August 30.
CORIN HEWITT: “The Grey Flame and the Brown Light,” a multimedia exhibit by the Burlington-born artist, employing sculpture, video and elements of the Vermont landscape to explore the origins of experience and questions of nativity and the artistic process. Through September 4 at Firehouse Gallery in Burlington. Info, 865-7165. CORLISS BLAKELY: “Visions of Nature,” floral and still-life paintings created on the artist’s iPhone and iPad. On view Saturdays and during First Friday art walks. Through September 25 at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center in Burlington. Info, 652-4505. DARYL STORRS: Handmade relief prints by the Vermont artist using linoleum, Soft Kut and shina plywood to explore the local landscape. Through August 31 at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Info, 863-6458. DAVID BUMBECK: New paintings and prints from the past by the former Middlebury College art professor. Through August 30 at Select Design in Burlington. Info, 864-9075.
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DaviD Magnanelli: Artworks in pencil, acrylic and multimedia inspired by everyday events, metaphysics, Buddhism and sacred geometry. Through August 23 at muddy waters in Burlington. info, 999-7725. essex art league: “Artist’s choice,” a selection of works by members of the arts group. Through August 31 at phoenix Books in essex. info, 862-3014. gerarD W. rinalDi: “homage to Giorgio,” an exhibit by the chelsea artist inspired by the still lifes of Giorgio morandi. Through August 13 at mccarthy Arts center Gallery, st. michael’s college in colchester. info, 685-3321.
call to artists all one artists: Third meeting in series of public, facilitated discussions to understand each neighborhood, and how artists in those areas would best be served. August 16, north end studio, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
KevYn cunDiff: stained-glass pieces by the Burlington artist, in the main Reading Room. Through August 31 at Fletcher Free library in Burlington. info, 865-7211.
calling all WooDWorKers & architects! The vermont wood manufacturers Association would like to invite vermont architects and woodworkers to participate in their “Green” design challenge: to design the Green mountain comfort station, a wooden structure that will house a composting toilet to be used at the many recreation areas and state parks in vermont. entry forms and all design requirements are available at www. vermontwooddesigns.org or by calling 747-7900. Deadline for entries: september 7, 2010. ManageD lanDscaPes: Juried photography exhibit at the vermont photo space Gallery. submissions close August 18. submit images that show the touch of humans on the environment. www.vermontphotospace. com/ex5.
MarY e. Johnson & Dan higgins: “community,” silver-gelatin, black-and-white photographs of the people in the artist’s life; and “The changing Face of winooski,” silver-gelatin and color prints of the people and places of the city since 1969, respectively. Through August 26 at community college of vermont in winooski. info, 654-0513.
“after DarK”: vermont photo space Gallery is seeking photography submissions for its juried “After Dark” exhibit. Deadline: september 15 at midnight. www.vermontpho tospace.com/ex6.
gillian Klein: “cityscapes large and small,” paintings in 8-by-10-inch vignettes to large-format oils of dreamlike urban scenes. Through August 31 at penny cluse café in Burlington. info, 922-6625. greg MaMczaK: “o’cult,” a small series of paintings that depict the formation of a fake cult. Through August 31 at Designhaus in Burlington. info, 310-5019. isaac WasucK: “layered,” works formed by exploration, building up and destroying, sanding away and painting new layers. Through August 31 at Union station in Burlington. info, 310-3211. Jean carlson Masseau: “lake, land, light,” large giclée color photographs printed on watercolor paper, featuring images of the light on lake champlain and the surrounding valley. Through August 31 at shelburne vineyard. info, 985-8222. Jon Young: “summer nights,” paintings of people, landscapes and more. Through August 31 at Red square in Burlington. info, 318-2438.
Michael strauss: luminous landscapes in acrylic and ink. Through August 31 at August First in Burlington. info, 865-2329.
nicholas heilig: “Two Rooms, Two styles,” a dual exhibit of artwork in “liquid lines” and “Animal Abstracts” themes. Through August 30 at nunyuns Bakery & café in Burlington. info, 558-2796.
s.P.a.c.e. gallerY one-Year anniversarY: Artworks by gallery artists John Brickels, Beth Robinson, Alan Alejo and more will be available for bid in a silent auction this month to celebrate the gallery’s birthday. Through August 26 at s.p.A.c.e. Gallery in Burlington. info, 578-2512.
saM K.: photographically based digital prints and montages. Through August 30 at speeder & earl’s (pine street) in Burlington. info, 793-8482. ‘shoW Maze!’: local artists interpret the word “maze” with a variety of media, including paint, paper, books, clay and fabric. Through August 27 at Green Door studio in Burlington. info, 999-7788.
‘interactive Portraits’: various artists present photographic portraits of people in a variety of styles and “revelations.” August 13 through september 5 at vermont photo space Gallery in essex Junction. Reception: Friday, August 13, 4-6 p.m. info, 777-3686. t.J. cunninghaM: “subtle expressions,” impressionist paintings that explore the universality of human emotion. August 13 through september 4 at The Art house in middlebury. Reception: Friday, August 13, 5-7:30 p.m. info, 458-0464. Peter arthur WeYrauch: “Rodz” photographs featuring vintage hot rod and antique cars, coinciding with Antique and classic car show. Through August 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black cap coffee in stowe. Reception: Friday, August 13, 6-9 p.m. info, 839-8818. ‘art affair’: Dimensional watercolors by shelburne painter Raimond del noce senior appears in this ongoing display of works by local artists. Through september 30 at shearer chevrolet in south Burlington. Reception: Friday, August 13, 6-8 p.m. info, 658-1111. Janet freDericKs: “it’s All About water,” mixed-media drawings on paper inspired by the rivers and topography of the artist’s native vermont
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3rD annual aMateur PhotograPhY contest & exhibit: A group show featuring works by lowell Klock offers awards including people’s choice. August 13 through september 4 at chaffee Art center in Rutland. Reception: opening reception includes a barbecue and awards presentation. saturday, August 14, 5-8 p.m. info, 775-0356.
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MallorY rich & harrY a. rich: A weekend exhibit of pastels and acrylic paintings, respectively. saturday, August 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and sunday, August 15, noon-3 p.m. at Towle hill studio in corinth. Reception: 4-6 p.m. info, 439-3730. brenDa george: “And the Dish Ran Away with the spoon,” pottery by the vermont artist. Through August 29 at Blinking light Gallery in plainfield. Reception: sunday, August 15, 2-5 p.m. info, 454-0141.
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KaY broWn: A retrospective of abstract collages. August 16 through 30 at The highland lodge & ski Touring center in Greensboro. Reception: monday, August 16, 2-4 p.m. info, 533-7068. ellen PoWell: color photographs of vermont scenes, lake champlain and wildlife areas. Through August 31 at wing Building in Burlington. Reception: Tuesday, August 17, 5-7:30 p.m. info, 651-8753.
‘storieD obJects: tracing WoMen’s lives in verMont’: Artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection, along with oral and written narratives of vermont women from the vermont Folklife center and Uvm’s special collections, offer a glimpse into vermont life from the 19th century onward. Through september 3 at Fleming museum, Uvm in Burlington. info, 656-0750.
‘the coWs coMe hoMe to burlington’: more than 30 life-sized fiberglass bovines, hand-painted by vermont artists and installed on platforms, appear to be grazing around downtown in this public art festival. At the end of the exhibition, the cows will be auctioned to benefit the vermont campaign to end childhood hunger. Through september 30 in Burlington. info, 863-3489.
‘the art of ben stein’: An exhibit and sale of the late artist and architect’s watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings. proceeds will benefit the synagogue, AclU-vT and the Green mountain club. Through september 5 at ohavi Zedek synagogue in Burlington. info, 781-828-8291.
tobias batz: “Urban scrawl,” portraits of new yorkers, mixing elements of graffiti, street art, couture and abstract expressionism. Through August 28 at The Backspace in Burlington. info, 578-2512. chAmplAin vAlley ART shows
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steve hogan: “hogie Goes Bananas,” cartoony, “low-brow” art inspired by popular culture and animation. Through August 31 at vcAm studio in Burlington. info, 793-8482.
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KathY starK: “interior landscapes,” mixed-media paintings by the craftsbury artist. Through october 1 at Governor’s office Gallery in montpelier. Reception: Thursday, August 12, 3-5 p.m. info, 828-0749.
DaviD sMith: “entrances: new paintings,” works that result from musing on visually entering the natural world as well as the alternative meanings of the word. August 13 through september 21 at Furchgott sourdiffe Gallery in shelburne. Reception: Friday, August 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 985-3848.
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s.r. WilD: collage and assemblage of found, discarded items representing the artist’s experiences, failures and observations. Through August 31 at seABA Gallery in Burlington. info, 793-8482.
bca art MarKet: local artists and crafters sell their wares at this Burlington city Arts-sponsored open-air bazaar every weekend, weather permitting. saturday, August 14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Burlington city hall park. info, 865-7166.
bob golD: “A new perspective on common interiors and exteriors,” giclée-style altered digital images in a mix of photorealism and surrealism. August 13 through september 9 at ilsley public library in middlebury. Reception: Friday, August 13, 5-7 p.m. info, 377-2579.
‘Picture Yourself: the Photobooth in aMerica, 1926-2010’: A selection of American photobooth photographs and equipment collected by Burlington artist and photo historian nakki Goranin. Through september 1 at Fleming museum, Uvm in Burlington. info, 656-0750.
MiDDleburY arts WalK: Galleries and other venues around downtown stay open late to welcome pedestrian art viewers in this monthly event. Friday, August 13, 5-7 p.m., middlebury. info, 388-1436.
DoWntoWn neighborhooD art Meeting: A public talk hosted by Burlington city Arts seeks information about how best to support artists in the area. monday, August 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., north end studio, Burlington. info, 865-7166.
landscape. August 13 through september 25 at Jackson Gallery, Town hall Theater in middlebury. Reception: Friday, August 13, 5-7 p.m. info, 382-9222.
MollY hoDgDon: nature-inspired watercolor and pen-and-ink works. Through August 31 at pine street Deli in Burlington. info, 793-8482.
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artisans show and sell their wares, including paintings, photography, handmade clothing, prints, jewelry and more. saturday, August 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., shelburne Art center. info, 985-3648.
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rtist Peter Thomashow has been a collector nearly all his life. He started taking apart his family’s television sets, radios and appliances at age 7, scouring them for his earliest obsession: magnets. Later, he moved on to fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals, and then to insects. Now Thomashow collects antique toys — such as miniature bowling pins in primary colors, wooden race cars and colored game pieces — and arranges them in the glass-fronted shelves of old cabinets and frames. “I could fill about 30 of those,” he says of the 6-foot-tall cabinet in Rochester’s BigTown Gallery for a current exhibit called “The Collectors Show 1.” “My office and home are filled with that kind of stuff,” Thomashow continues. “I realize how much I love having it around me … There’s a feeling of safety and comfort.” Thomashow, a physician in central Vermont and a professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth College, is one of seven artists and collectors whose works, or collections, are part of the show this month. A stroll through the gallery reveals collectors of different kinds. A portrait of Vermont artist Margaret L. Kannenstine by fellow painter Félix de la Concha — whose work she has acquired — showcases the collector as patron. In the hypnotizing work of Rosamond Purcell, who created a series of shifting shapes and landscapes by photographing their reflections in mercury jars, the artist is a collector of images. The witty, personalized postcards Tunbridge filmmaker John O’Brien has created and sent to friends over the years compose a portrait of the artist as a devoted correspondent. The recipients of his cards collect and cherish them as miniature works of art. In the art world, there are endless ways to be a collector, says gallery owner Anni Mackay, and she hopes to draw attention to them through this show. “You’re seeing things through the eyes of the collector,” she says. “What I wanted to bring forward in all this was the process and the individual.”
Mackay knows a thing or two about collectors. As a gallery owner, she’s in the business of presenting art she believes people will want to collect. Fascinated by the circumstances and passions that drive someone to build a collection, Mackay says she was inspired by O’Brien’s postcards, and the friends who hold on to them, to put on the exhibition.
“Lab Colour Kit” by Peter Thomashow; “Limits of Division” by David Powell
A lot of what art is, for me, is
preserving a moment in time. Peter Thomashow
Seen together, the postcards make “a storyboard,” Mackay suggests. “It takes you through a moment he’s had with those individuals. Also, it has to do with some sort of continuum of John’s visual vocabulary, which is very important. There’s something he’s working out perpetually.” In the show, this perpetual quest manifests in David Powell’s encyclopedic collages and sculptures of found objects, as it does in the most literal collection at the gallery: the custom-made harmonica cases of Hoff Hoffman. For the past six years — since his search for an attractive way to carry his harmonica turned up few options — the part-time Burlington resident has commissioned some 220 cases from artists and craftspeople around the world.
“He walked in here one day wearing his metallic-y baseball cap and his rhinestone belt and his, like, sparkly shoes and his big cargo pants, and he said, ‘You want to see my collection?’” recalls Mackay. She said yes, of course. Now, dozens of Hoffman’s cases — some kitschy, some exquisite — are displayed in individual cubbyholes along one wall. Snakeskin, birch bark and what looks like welded bicycle chains are among the mediums. “There’s a little spark of genius behind these,” Mackay says. On the opposite wall are Marcy Hermansader’s photographs of her father, intricately woven with the checkered patterns of security envelopes that she began to collect after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The result is haunting: distorted faces, tightly held together with strips of computer-generated undulations. “The usual response to Alzheimer’s is to see it only in terms of tragedy,” Hermansader writes in her artist’s statement. “What engaged me the most in making this work was a sense of the mystery that was unfolding.” It’s mystery, too, that drives Thomashow to collect. “It’s about invisible forces,” he explains somewhat cryptically.
Thomashow’s toys — all from the 1920s and ’30s — carry a sense of the unknown, both in their connection to the endless wonder of play and their primary colors. “Color is another sort of mysterious thing,” he offers. “We have this tiny way of viewing the world, and we view it through color.” But the toys also evoke a memory that has driven Thomashow’s collecting all along. He remembers as a child in the early ’60s visiting his grandfather’s candy store in Brooklyn with its rows of shelves, the topmost of which could only be reached by a rolling ladder. That’s where toys were stored and where, Thomashow recalls, he would peer into depths of unknown treasure, feeling the desire to gather them. “A lot of what art is, for me, is preserving a moment in time or, rather, creating something which will evoke in me and hopefully in others a memory, a feeling,” he says. “For me, a lot of this is preserving the past, caretaking these objects so, hopefully, they will be appreciated and not thrown away.” m “The Collectors Show 1,” at the BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through August 22.
BuRLINGTON AREA ART SHOWS
‘Unaltered’: A group exhibit of works in multiple media by the 14 artists and writers of the previous exhibit “Alter(ed) Ego.” Through August 26 at Flynndog in Burlington. ‘We art Women: From oUr PersPective’: A group show including works in a variety of media by nine artists in the women’s art co-op. Through August 31 at The Men’s Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088.
virGinia Webb & GeorGe laWrence: Large oil landscapes, still lifes and portraits; and miniatures, watercolor and acrylic landscapes and abstracts, and matchbook paintings, respectively. Through August 29 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 431-0204. Wilma lovely: Artworks created on antique roofing tiles and embellished with a variety of materials. Through September 4 at City Center in Montpelier. Info, 563-2486.
‘a deeP look at a small toWn: marlboro, vermont’: Documentary photos and recordings by Forrest Holzapfel, who interviewed 200 of his fellow townsfolk in 1999. Through September 6 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964.
amalia elana veralli: Macro and flower photography large and small by the central Vermont artist. Through August 31 at Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex. Info, 496-3162.
annie casWell & Jascha sonis: “Women at Play,” paintings and ceramics, and jewelry, respectively. August 16 through September 30 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032.
anna Feil: Portraiture paintings in mixed media. Through August 31 at Birke Photography in Waitsfield. Info, 355-1344.
‘bridGe’: Works by Jodi Whalen, Alicia Abrahamson, Jackson Evans, Chris Huston, Bethany Farrell and Steve Clark interpret the concept following the demolition of the Champlain Bridge. Through September 10 at Studio V in Vergennes. Info, 349-2214.
henry steiner: “Around the World in 80 Years,” photographs by the part-time local resident. Through September 6 at Tunbridge Public Library. Info, 889-9404. lynn barton: “Linear Circumflexion,” abstractpattern prints. Through August 31 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Info, 295-5901. mad river valley artists: Some three dozen local artists show more than 130 works in 2- and 3-D as part of the annual Vermont Festival of the Arts. Through September 5 at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield. Info, 496-4789. ‘one sinGle catastroPhe’: A cheap-art show by Daniel McNamara of Bread and Puppet Theater addressing circumstances in Haiti, Palestine and Afghanistan, along with “totally unrelated cheapart mysteries and revelations.” Through August 31 at Plainfield Community Center. Info, 525-4515.
Peter macdonald: “Images Past and Present,” acrylic paintings. Through August 31 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info, 223-5454.
ray broWn: New geometric-inspired paintings by the local artist. Through August 30 at Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. robin lahUe: “Daydreams and Nightscapes,” figurative and landscape oil paintings in an expressionistic style. Through September 30 at Montpelier Village Pizza. Info, 485-7770.
sandra lory: “Coffee and Cacao: Two Sacred Plants of the Global South,” photographs from Mexico by the Vermont herbalist. Through August 31 at Espresso Bueno in Barre. Info, 479-0896.
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‘celebrity’: Paintings, prints and photographs from the permanent collection that convey the idea and presentation of being famous. Through August 15 at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury. Info, 443-5007. cUster inGham: More than 40 landscape paintings by the Vermont artist (1863-1931) of local views, all works gathered from private collections. Through August 15 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022. ‘dWellinGs’: Photographs by Victoria Blewer, S. Chandler Kissell, Andy Newman, Jon Olsen, Janis Sanders, Eric Tobin and Jen Violette. Through September 12 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 388-0098. hannah sessions & stacey stanhoPe: “Got Your Goat,” paintings and clay works, respectively, that reflect farm life. Through August 31 at Brandon Artists’ Guild. Info, 247-4956. liza myers: “Starry Night Sunflower Moonlit Vista,” a 4-by-16-foot mural hanging on the outside of the gallery as part of the Brandon Artists’ Guild Sunflower Power summer exhibit. Through October 31 at Liza Myers Gallery in Brandon. Info, 247-5229. lyna loU nordstrom & robert comPton: “Emerging Textures,” monoprints and Jomoninspired pottery, respectively. Through August 15 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. marion GUild: “Dusty Drawings and Doodles,” pencil drawings spanning 70 years by the 93-yearold Vermont native. August 16 through September 25 at Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. Info, 482-2878. sUmmer GroUP shoW: Karla Van Vliet, Karin Gottshall, Paige Ackerson, Kit Donnelly and other local artists present their works in a variety of media. Open Saturdays or by appointment only. Through October 1 at The Gallery at 85 North Street in Bristol. Info, 453-5813. taylor aPostol & evan morse: “Intercourse,” recent sculptures. On view weekends or by appointment. Through August 15 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY ART SHOWS
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‘the collectors shoW 1’: What do artists collect and how do the objects influence their own art? This exhibit offers seven examples with collections of Felix de la Concha, Marcy Hermansader, Hoff Hoffman, John O’Brien, W. David Powell, Rosamond Purcell and Peter Thomashow. Through August 22 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670.
cameron schmitz: Abstracted prints by the Vermont artist, who is donating 30 percent of sales to the Willowell Foundation and Bristol Friends of the Arts. Through August 22 at Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant in Bristol. Info, 453-2432.
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roGer croWley & mitch moraski: “Picture This,” photographs. Through August 31 at The Green Bean Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info, email@example.com.
caleb kenna: “Water in India,” photographs from the international portfolio of the Brandon-based photographer. Through October 1 at The Storm Café in Middlebury. Info, 388-1063.
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‘PUrely Pastel: Landscapes, still lifes and figurative works by Vermont Pastel Society members Kate Mueller, Jan Ghiringhelli, Judy Greenwald and Joyce Kahn. Through September 6 at Three Mountain Café in Waitsfield. Info, 496-5470.
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Patrick bUrke: Prints in giclée and drypoint etching, pen-and-ink drawings, and paintings on paper. Through September 4 at South Royalton Market. Info, 763-2400.
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24th annUal QUilt exhibition: Windsor County quilters show their finest works in an exhibition that includes demonstrations, workshops and talks with the artists. Through September 26 at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Info, 457-2355.
eva schectman & W.F. Gem: Illustrations by Schectman from Gem’s all-ages book Sky Whales. Individual prints are for sale during the exhibit. Through August 28 at Rhapsody Natural Foods Café in Montpelier. Info, 229-2766.
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might guess from his first name, Custer Ingham was of a different era — born during the Civil War and named for, yep, General George Armstrong Custer. While the Vergennes artist happily did not meet such a cruel fate as his namesake, neither did he achieve the
fame of some of his peers — 19th-century landscape painters. But from the 1880s till his
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death in 1931, the Vergennes resident painted scenes of daily life in the region: the family farm, the ferry on nearby Lake Champlain, a baseball game. Right now, viewers have a rare chance to see more than 40 of the Vermonter’s accomplished works, assembled from private collections, in an exhibit at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. “Through the Eyes of Custer Ingham” closes August 15. Pictured: “Red Skiff in the Basin.” CHAMPLAIN VALLEy ART SHOWS
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aNN YouNg: Paintings of landscapes, portraits, interior scenes and subways in rich colors and conveying a sense of mystery. Through November 7 at Bee’s Knees in Morrisville. Info, 586-8078. aNNeleiN BeukeNkamp: “Flourish,” floral watercolors by the Burlington painter. Through August 22 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818. chris hale: “Landscapes Near and Far,” oil paintings that cite the effects of civilization on the natural environment. Through September 28 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans’ Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158. diaNe messiNger: Recent self-portrait paintings by the Cape Cod artist that explore the unconscious, interior landscape. Through August 14 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. ‘exposed! 2010’: UVM sculpture professor Meg McDevitt curates the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring the works of 19 local artists, as well as three international artists, on the gallery grounds and sites around town. Through October 31 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info,
253-8358. greeN + Blue deBuT exhiBiT: The new gallery is showing contemporary works in painting, drawing, collage and photography by artists from all around the world. Through August 31 at Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-6798. haBiTaT for arTisTs collecTive: “Recycling the Studio,” an exhibition of small structures by artists involved in the HFA project over the past three years. Local artists will work in two of the “habitats” during the exhibit, making their artistic process visible to the public. Through August 14 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. ‘laNd aNd lighT’: One hundred juried landscape paintings by 80 artists; and Nancy Stone: “One Woman Show,” watercolors, prints and mixed media by the Vermont artist. Through September 12 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. laura heijN: “Mind of Winter,” landscape paintings by the local artist. Through September 5 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 730-6191. lois eBY & judiTh WreNd: “Energy in Space,” abstract, jazz- and Asian-inspired paintings; and colorful metal sculptures, respectively. Through August 15 at West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. ‘rememBraNce: a memorial’: A collective, collaborative touring art project that, so far, comprises nearly 5000 abstract, figurative sculptures created from tea bags and representing fallen soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The project is ongoing and is open to new participants. Donations of materials are welcome. Through September 6 at Memphremagog Arts Collaborative in Newport. Info, 505-1265.
RobeRt Waldo bRunelle JR.: “Every Kid’s a Winner!” paintings, cartoons and kinetic sculptures by the local artist. Through August 28 at Visions of Vermont in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-8183. Sam thuRSton: Water explorations and poem drawings by the Vermont artist. Through August 14 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 722-6859. ‘tRilogy: thRee FRiendS, thRee yeaRS, thRee PeRSPectiveS in monotyPe’: Unique handpulled prints by Vermont artists Jane Morgan, Dorothy Martinez and Carol Boucher. Through August 15 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211. vaneSSa comPton: Paintings that address the importance of the subconscious realms. Through October 4 at Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053.
July FeatuRed aRtiStS: The colors of a Vermont summer are represented by 10 painters and three sculptors in the Yester House. Through August 24; Stanley tRetick: “Bobby, Martin and John: Once Upon an American Dream,” 156 photographs of three 1960s leaders, Robert and John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., from the archives of the former LOOK magazine photographer; and Joseph Chirchirillo: “Wind and Water,” kinetic sculptures. Through September 12. Both at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Info, 362-1405. ‘State oF cRaFt’: An exhibit of works in various media by Vermont’s master crafters in the studio craft movement, 1960-2010. Through October 31 at Bennington Museum. Info, 447-1571.
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he good news: Will Ferrell is back, and The Other Guys is the funniest film of the summer. The bad news: Well, let’s be honest — the competition hasn’t exactly set the bar sky high. The fourth collaboration between the actor and writer-director Adam McKay isn’t remotely in the same league as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy or Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. At the same time, it’s a completely different sort of experiment. Those films were broad parodies stuffed with supporting comic talent. The Other Guys dials down the parody — it’s not so much a spoof of buddy-cop action movies as an offbeat variation on one — and depends almost entirely on Ferrell for its laughs. He stars as Allen Gamble, a desk-bound NYPD detective who’s more than content to be bound to his desk. Pushing paper is his idea of action. As the genre requires, however, he’s been assigned a mismatched partner in crime fighting, a loose cannon who han-
kers for more “Starsky and Hutch”-y stuff. That would be detective Terry Hoitz, a frustrated fireplug played by Mark Wahlberg in a bit of casting against type that has its pluses and minuses, but contributes more than enough freak factor to justify the roll of the dice. The high points of any given Ferrell film, of course, are more often than not products of its cast’s prodigious gifts for improvisation. Wahlberg can’t fill the shoes of Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Chris Parnell, David Koechner or John C. Reilly (“I like to think of Jesus as a mischievous badger”). But, when things get weird, he proves surprisingly adept at going with the flow. In fact, Wahlberg is integral to a handful of scenes destined to become DVD classics. The plot has Ferrell’s character pursuing an issue of missing scaffolding permits, until he stumbles on a Bernie Madoff-level investment scam masterminded by a Wall Street hustler (Steve Coogan). The financier has a private army of security staff and countless,
heavily armed enemies from the four corners of the globe. So, it isn’t long before Ferrell and Wahlberg find themselves caught in the crossfire and the picture shifts into let’shave-fun-with-’80s-action-movies mode. And what follows is fun. Both the meanstreet action sequences and the surreal repartee are more blissfully, brilliantly dumb than anything we’ve seen on screen this season. Gamble rolls in a Prius, prompting Hoitz to snark, “I feel like we’re driving around inside a giant vagina.” When bad guys blast away at them from above, Ferrell deadpans, “It just doesn’t seem fair they have a helicopter.” The screwiest and most memorable moment between the two cops involves a testosterone-fueled exchange concerning the capacity of a pack of tuna to hunt down and devour a pride of lions. You had to be there. And I encourage you to. The Other Guys — don’t get me wrong — is a mixed bag. It’s on the long side, and not all of its gags hit their mark. When all is said and done, though, McKay has accomplished something of
WATCHING THE DETECTIVES Ferrell and Wahlberg play a pair of mismatched cops in the latest comedy from Adam McKay.
comic consequence. He’s brought Will Ferrell back to life. It’s been way too long since his patter and persona have proved such lethal weapons. RICK KISONAK
The Girl Who Played With Fire ★★
f only the Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel were as incendiary as its title suggests. But this one is mainly for hard-core Lisbeth Salander fans. “And who is Lisbeth Salander?” the uninitiated ask. (Given that deceased author Larsson’s thriller trilogy has been burning up the American bestseller charts since the first film was released here last spring, there may not be many uninitiated left.) She’s a feminist avenger. Or a male fantasy. Or both. With her cold eyes, pierced nose and childlike physique, her fondness for black garments, her dark past and her prodigious anger, Lisbeth seems to hit a sweet spot for mystery fans with latent goth or cyberpunk tendencies. Yes, she’s also a superb hacker. And she has a photographic memory. And self-defense skills. Just to mix things up, she’s bisexual. In short, Salander is a superheroine for people who wouldn’t dream of reading comic books. She doesn’t have many shadings. But actress Noomi Rapace is such an iconic, slit-eyed presence that it’s unfortunate she rescinded herself from the upcoming English-language film versions of the novels, leaving director David Fincher to audition Hollywood actresses who seem too nice and conventionally nubile for the role. Salander does not do nubile. The problem is, in this second Swedish adaptation, helmed by director Daniel Alfredson, she doesn’t do mystery, either. In early scenes, Salander returns to
HARMED AND DANGEROUS Rapace prepares to unleash more vengeance on men who hate women in the Swedish sequel.
Stockholm, her cash-flow problems solved, and attempts to settle her affairs with the seedy lawyer Bjurman (Peter Andersson), on whom she inflicted her special brand of vengeance in the first film. She visits one former lover (Yasmine Garbi) but steers clear of another — our hero, the menschy journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist). Blomkvist, meanwhile, struggles with the logistics of publishing a young freelancer’s exposé of human trafficking, which implicates prominent government officials. As soon as the wide-eyed boy reporter and his equally idealistic girlfriend are introduced, it’s clear they’re doomed. When Salander is framed for their two murders — and
a key third one — it’s also pretty clear who really done it. While the plot has a couple of shockers, none concerns the killer’s identity. The film soon becomes a slog of talky scenes interrupted by occasional chases and tortures, drawing its narrative momentum from Salander’s quest to annihilate her persecutors and Blomkvist’s to protect her. While suspicious characters proliferate, the big, provocative topics of human trafficking and government corruption recede into the background. Some of Alfredson’s choices are mystifying. It’s hard to say why the scene where a defense official (Ralph Carlsson) details the origins of a mysterious gangster has to be so
long, since most of his exposition takes us nowhere. Conversely, if Salander felt empathy for the victims of trafficking in the novel, you wouldn’t know it from this version, where those victims and their stories are just text flitting on her laptop screen. The theme that does come through — and how — is the same one that dominated The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: bad dads. Not cold-and-distant dads or deadbeat dads or philandering Don Draper dads, but psychotic dads. Dads who treat the mothers of their children like whores and their children like chattel. Dads who exhibit a lack of respect for blood ties and taboos seldom seen in Western literature since the brutal legends of the ancient Norse. Readers of the trilogy no doubt have a better sense than I do of where this chilling fixation of Larsson’s comes from. Perhaps he’s trying to unearth the grimy Viking subconscious of enlightened modern Sweden. For some viewers, seeing a young woman stand up against an unspeakably evil patriarchy is sure to be cathartic. (An earlier title Larsson gave the novel translates as The Girl Who Dreamed of a Gasoline Can and a Match.) But others may wonder: Where is the context? Where is the rest of the story? Where are the characters with moral nuances and conflicts? Most importantly, where is the suspense? M A R G O T HA R R I S O N
coco cHANEl & iGoR StRAViNSKY: More Coco? OK! French director Jan Kounen’s film charts the attraction between the fashion icon (Anna Mouglalis) and the radical Russian composer (Mads Mikkelsen). (118 min, R. Roxy) EAt pRAY loVE: Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir about a woman who travels to exotic locales to heal wounds of her past and unleash her appetites for food, spirituality and sweet lovin’. With Javier Bardem, James Franco, Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins. Ryan Murphy, creator of “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” directed. (133 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Stowe) tHE EXpENDABlES: Let’s hear it for action-movie dudes of a certain age. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin team up to play a group of grizzled mercenaries who discover their mission isn’t what it seems in this bare-knuckled thriller. Stallone directed. (103 min, R. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) Scott pilGRim VS. tHE WoRlD: Michael Cera playing a sweet li’l underdog? Say it ain’t so! He’s a young musician who must battle his dream girl’s “seven evil exes” in this adaptation of the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Edgar (Shaun of the Dead) Wright directed. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin and Anna Kendrick. (113 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Welden)
cAtS & DoGS: tHE REVENGE oF KittY GAloREH1/2 You know we’ve hit the dog days of summer when the most anticipated sequel involves computer-animated pets. The titular feline secret agent hatches a plan to “make the world her scratching post.” Why not her litter box? Bette Midler, Roger Moore, Neil Patrick Harris and Wallace Shawn lent their voices. Brad Peyton directed. (82 min, PG. Bijou, Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, Welden)
tHE GiRl WHo plAYED WitH FiREHH1/2 Yes, the Swedish sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is here. Hacker sleuth Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) finds herself framed for murder in this adaptation of the second Stieg Larsson bestseller. With Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre. Daniel Alfredson directed. (129 min, R. Roxy)
GRoWN UpSH1/2 Five old friends gather over the July 4 holiday weekend to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach in this comedy from director Dennis (Big Daddy) Dugan. Starring Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David 16t-shelburneMusuem081110.indd 1 Spade and Adam Sandler, who cowrote the film’s screenplay. (102 min, PG-13. Majestic, Sunset, Welden)
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i Am loVEHHHH1/2 Tilda Swinton plays a married Italian aristocrat who develops a dangerous taste for a much younger chef in this drama from writerdirector Luca Guadagnino. With Flavio Parenti and Edoardo Gabbriellini. (120 min, R. Roxy) iNcEptioNHHHH In the latest sci-fi thriller from Christopher (The Dark Knight) Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a thief who infiltrates people’s dream lives. With Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard. (148 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) tHE KiDS ARE All RiGHtHHHH Lisa (Laurel Canyon) Cholodenko directed this acclaimed study of modern family values in which a pair of teens with two moms (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) decide they want to get to know their sperm donor. With Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson. (104 min, R. Marquis, Roxy, Savoy)
lEt it RAiNHHH1/2 A feminist political candidate finds herself scrutinizing her life after she agrees to expose it to a video journalist in this French comedy of manners directed by and starring Agnès Jaoui. With Jean-Pierre Bacri and Jamel Debbouze. (110 min, NR. Palace)
DESpicABlE mEHH1/2 Steve Carell voices a dastardly villain plotting to steal the moon in this animated adventure comedy. With the voice acting of Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove. Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud directed. (95 min, PG. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol [3-D], Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Palace, Stowe, Sunset, Welden)
tHE otHER GUYSHHH1/2 Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg try to wring a few last laughs from the clichés of cop shows in this comedy about a pair of not-so-badass detectives who attempt to improve their rep. With Steve Coogan and Samuel L. Jackson. Adam (Stepbrothers) McKay directs. (107 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, St. Albans, Sunset) pREDAtoRS HHH1/2 Adrien Brody as a hardboiled mercenary? Yes. A group of tough guys (and girl) find themselves playing the most dangerous game with a bunch of aliens who hunt people for sport. Nimród (Vacancy) Antal directed. With Topher Grace, Alice Braga and Laurence Fishburne. (106 min, R. Sunset)
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micmAcSHHH A band of misfits who live in a junkyard take on a weapons manufacturer in the latest celebration of quirk, gadgets and pathos from French director Jean-Pierre (Amélie, Delicatessen) Jeunet. With Dany Boon and Dominique Pinon. (105 min, R. Roxy; ends 8/12)
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cYRUSHHH1/2 John C. Reilly plays a lonely man who finds himself the rival of his new girlfriend’s deadbeat son in this comedy from Mark and Jay (Baghead) Duplass. With Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and Catherine Keener. (92 min, R. Palace)
tHE citY oF YoUR FiNAl DEStiNAtioNHH1/2 Anthony Hopkins, Omar Metwally and Laura Linney star in the latest drama from director James Ivory, the story of a graduate student who travels to Uruguay to request permission to pen a deceased author’s biography from his family. Charlotte Gainsbourg costars. (118 min, PG-13. Roxy)
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DiNNER FoR ScHmUcKSHH1/2 Paul Rudd invites Steve Carell to a sadistic dinner party where the hosts compete to bring the dorkiest guest in this comedy based on the French satire Le Dîner de Cons. With Zach Galifianakis. Jay (Meet the Parents) Roach directed. (114 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, Welden)
KillERSH: From its plot right down to its poster, this action comedy about a suburban couple secretly connected to the world of super-spies and assassins is likely to prove a tad too reminiscent of 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith for all but the memoryimpaired. Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher star. Robert Luketic directs. (100 min, PG-13. Sunset; ends 8/12)
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cHARliE St. cloUDHH Zac Efron plays a boy who emerges from an accident with strange abilities and hard choices to make in this adaptation of the popular fantasy-weepie novel by Ben Sherwood. With Kim Basinger and Amanda Crew. Burr (17 Again) Steers directs. (109 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)
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RAMONA AND BEEZUS★★★ Beverly Cleary’s funny, unaffected kids’ novels about a loud, scrappy little brat and her passive-aggressive older sister have somehow become a family-friendly comedy starring well-groomed Disney vets Joey King and Selena Gomez. With John Corbett and Ginnifer Goodwin. Elizabeth Allen directs. (104 min, G. Essex, Palace) SALT★1/2 Phillip (Patriot Games) Noyce directed this thriller about a CIA agent (Angelina Jolie) who has to clear her name after she’s accused of being a sleeper agent. With Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. (100 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, St. Albans, Stowe, Sunset) THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE★★1/2 Is it smart to let Nicolas Cage mentor you? College student Jay Baruchel learns all about magic from the crazyeyed one in this contemporary fantasy directed by Jon (National Treasure) Turteltaub. With Monica Bellucci and Alfred Molina. (111 min, PG. Big Picture, Majestic, Welden) STEP UP 3-D ★★1/2 Moves will be busted and leg warmers will be worn in the second sequel to the popular Step Up, in which some street dancers step up and compete against the “world’s best breakdancers.” In 3-D, no less. With Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani and Sharni Vinson. Jon Chu directs. (97 min, PG-13. Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D]) TOY STORY 3★★★★: The toys are back in town. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the original’s voice cast return for a third adventure, this time in 3-D. Lee (Toy Story 2) Unkrich directs. (98 min, G. Majestic [3-D], Marquis [3-D], Palace, Welden) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE★★ Girl loves vampire boy with funny hair. Girl nags boy to bite her so they can be together forever. Boy saves girl from bad vampire out for blood vengeance.
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After police arrested Ronald White, 35, for shoplifting in Cinnaminson, N.J., they discovered he had outstanding warrants that required posting $400 bail. White paid cash. The next day, Detective Sgt. William K. Covert discovered that five of the $20 bills White used were counterfeit. “They’re pretty poor,” Covert said. “I didn’t have to touch them, and I knew they were bad.” Before police could locate White, he showed up at the police station to complain that he had overpaid his bail and wanted his money back. Officers found two more bogus $20 bills on him. “One of my favorite sayings is, you can’t teach stupid,” Covert said, “because every day something else comes up, and you just shake your head.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
San Francisco became the first U.S. jurisdiction to respond to possible links between cellphone use and cancer. The city Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance requiring retailers to post the specific absorption rates (SAR) of mobile phones. Those are the rates at which radio frequencies penetrate human body tissue. (The Washington Post)
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Police in New Port Richey, Fla., charged Angelic Innamorato, 28, with assault after they said she tried to hit her cousin with a ceramic toilet lid. (St. Petersburg Times)
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Farmer David Jungerman, 72, posted a sign in a cornfield in Bates County, Mo., accusing Democrats of being the “Party of Parasites,” who “always have their hand out for whatever the government will give them” in social programs. When asked about farm subsidies he has received totaling $1,095,101 in the past 15 years, including $34,303 last year, Jungerman insisted, “That’s just my money coming back to me. I pay a lot in taxes. I’m not a parasite.” (The Kansas City Star)
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California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines at 32 of the state’s 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms. To make it easier for cardholders to locate ATMs in casinos, the Department of Social Services lists them on its website. (Los Angeles Times)
More than 1200 prison inmates defrauded the government of $9.1 million in tax credits reserved for first-time homebuyers, according to a report by the Treasury Department’s inspector general. Among the recipients were 241 inmates serving life sentences, who received $1.7 million. The report disclosed that thousands of nonincarcerated people filed erroneous claims, resulting in more than $28 million being improperly doled out. (CNN Money)
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A U.S. Airways flight set to depart Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport returned to the gate for what passengers were told was a “minor emergency.” The problem turned out to be maggots falling from an overhead bin. “A passenger had brought a container of spoiled meat onto the plane,” airline official Todd Lemacher said. “After it was discovered, all passengers were checked to make sure no other carry-ons had been contaminated, and the passenger with the spoiled meat was re-accommodated on another airline.” The flight continued, with the remaining passengers, to Charlotte, where the plane was taken out of service and fumigated. (Atlanta’s WAGA-TV News)
A British circus began offering free workshops aimed at overcoming people’s fear of clowns. A recent poll ranked coulrophobia as Britain’s third biggest phobia, behind spiders and needles. Paul Carpenter, who runs the sessions along with his fellow clown partner and the ringmaster at John Lawson’s Circus, explained that the therapy was aimed at adults, not children. “Many of them have a preconceived idea of clowns as knife-wielding psychos, and they’re petrified, very frightened,” Carpenter said, blaming the role of clowns in horror movies. Participants are taken to see clown actors in ordinary clothes and observe them transforming into their characters, then are encouraged to dress up as clowns themselves. (News Core) An “evil clown service,” launched this spring in Lucerne, Switzerland, lets parents hire a psychotic-looking mime to stalk their children at birthday parties. “The clown’s one and only aim is to smash a cake into the face of his victim, when they least expect it, during the course of seven days,” said actor Dominic Deville, who stars as the evil clown. He reported that kids “absolutely loved” his chilling antics. (Britain’s Metro)
REAL free will astrology by rob brezsny august 12-18
(March 21-april 19): When i studied method acting with David Mamet, he taught us to develop such a vivid imagination that we could taste the pretend coffee that we drank out of an imaginary cup. We’d feel the heft of the cup in our hand and the steamy heat rising. We’d hallucinate the bitterly flavorful smell, and the muscles of our face would move the way they might if we were sipping the real thing. Pop star lady gaga didn’t work with Mamet while she was maturing as an actress, but she got similar teachings. recently, she told New York magazine that she can “feel the rain, when it’s not raining.” and more than that: “i can actually mentally give myself an orgasm.” if you think that you will ever want to have that strong an imagination, aries, now is a good time to start working toward that goal.
(april 20-May 20): When they say “go with the flow,” what “flow” are they talking about? Do they mean the flow of your early childhood conditioning? The flow of your friends’ opinions? The latest cultural trends? your immediate instinctual needs? When they say “go with the flow,” are they urging you to keep doing what’s easiest to do and what will win you the most ego points, even if it keeps you from being true to your soul’s code? i’m here to ask you to consider the possibility that there are many flows to go with, but only one of them is correct for you right now. and in my opinion, it is flowing in an underground cavern, far from the maddening crowd.
gemiNi (May 21-June 20): “There would not be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere,” says a sufi proverb. Why am i bringing this to your attention at this particular moment in your life story? Here’s the bad news: you’re in possession of some counterfeit gold that you think is authentic. Here’s the good news: Within a short time after waking up to the truth about the fake stuff, you will locate the real thing. from the Cancerian philosopher gaston bachelard: “He who listens to the singing of the stream cannot be expected to understand the one who hears the singing of the flame: They do not speak the same language.” While i mostly agree with that poetic formulation, i think you’re about to be a temporary exception 8h-summerpicks(cmyk).pdf
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was Through the Looking Glass. as he wrote it, he invited his illustrator John tenniel to offer editorial advice. in response, tenniel tactfully suggested that lewis cut out a certain chapter. lewis agreed, and so the story, as we read it today, doesn’t include alice’s meeting with a grumbling wasp who wore a bright yellow wig that sat disheveled on its head like a clump of seaweed. Think of me as your version of tenniel, Virgo. as you finish up your labor of love, consider following my recommendation to omit the part that resembles a wasp in a wig. liBra (sept. 23-oct. 22): if you and i were sitting face to face and i asked you, “What are the most important lessons you’ve learned these last 11 months?”, what would you tell me? i think you need this type of experience: an intense and leisurely conversation with a good listener you trust — someone who will encourage you to articulate the major developments in your life since your last birthday. Here are some other queries i’d pose: 1. How have you changed? 2. What long-term process needs to come to a climax? 3. What “school” are you ready to graduate from? (and by “school” i mean any situation that has been a hotbed of learning for you.) scorPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): The film Avatar
hammers out such vehement antimilitary, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist themes that it could have been endorsed by the leftist rock band rage against the Machine. and yet it’s the highest-grossing film in the history of the world. one critic marveled at its popularity in even the most conservative areas of america, noting that it got “a theater full of people in Kentucky to stand and applaud the defeat of their country in war.” your assignment in the coming week is to do what Avatar has done: try to make sure that your opponents and skeptics are entertained
hope that you will read great literature instead of mass-market paperbacks, and that you’ll attend a brain-bending workshop rather than being a spectator at a sports event. Catch my drift, sagittarius? say yes to embarking on a vision quest that scares the fear out of you and pumps up your spiritual ambition; say no to wasting away in a puddle of sluggish, circuitous daydreaming.
(July 23-aug. 22)
Paul, a fortune-telling octopus in Oberhausen, Germany, had an amazing run of success predicting the results of World Cup competitions a while back. His technique? His handlers gave him a succession of choices between two tasty morsels, each representing one of the teams in a given match. The treat he picked to eat was the team whose victory he prophesied. I wish I could access his expertise to help me sort out your upcoming decisions. It’s really important that you not overthink the possibilities, but rather rely on simple gut reactions. Why don’t you pretend you’re an octopus, and imagine that each choice you have to make is symbolized by some food item. Ask yourself, “Which is yummiest?”
by your message — maybe even excited and intrigued.
sagittarius (nov. 22-Dec. 21): i recom-
mend that you enjoy an abundance of recreational time in the coming days, sagittarius. but i hope that you will favor a rigorous physical challenge over lying lazily on the beach. i
caPricorN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): sixtynine percent of conservatives think that hell is a real place, and over half of all liberals do. shocking! ridiculous! i hope that you, Capricorn, give zero credence to the idea that there is a realm of eternal damnation. in my astrological opinion, believing in hell would grossly interfere with your ability to know the truth about your life right now. so would an irrational fear of failure, an obsession with enemies, or a tendency to define yourself in opposition to bad stuff. Here’s the alternative: to thrive, all you have to do is accentuate what you love, identify what you want and focus on rewards. aQuarius
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is an excellent time for you to get more conscious and proactive about what images you bring into your life and surround yourself with. it’s always important to monitor the pictures flowing into your imagination, of course, but it’s especially crucial right now. your mental and physical health are unusually dependent on it. so please do yourself a big favor and gaze upon as much uplifting beauty as you can. Favor gardens over garbage dumps, soaring vistas over strip malls, interesting faces over scowling mugs.
(Feb. 19-March 20): every year smokers toss away over four trillion cigarette butts, fouling the environment terribly. but recently a few Chinese scientists embarked on the seemingly impossible project of finding value in this noxious waste. Collecting up big piles of discarded filters, they developed a process to extract chemicals that are effective at preventing corrosion when applied to steel pipes. your assignment, Pisces, is to accomplish a comparable miracle: turn some dreck or dross into a useful thing; discover a blessing in the trash; build a new dream using the ruins of an old pleasure.
caNcer (June 21-July 22): Here’s a thought
to the rule. normally you are acutely attuned to the singing of the stream; your skill at reading its nuances are supreme among the zodiac. but i expect that in the coming days, you will not only have the power to appreciate the song of the fire; you’ll even be able to empathize with and understand people who are entranced by the song of the fire.
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Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row acrosss, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers one to nine. The same numbers cannot be repeated in a row or column.
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education degree in the next year. I enjoy hiking, being outside, Vermont, camping, and playing the piano & flute. Jpt2898, 20, l, #117751
Gentle yet Interesting Thoughtful, funny & “in the moment.” I’m a normal, buzz-cut blond hair/ blue-eyed guy going to UVM, majoring in athletic training. On the surface I may seem boring, but once you peel back the layers, it’s like an exciting TV drama waiting to happen! I love sports, but most of all, I love anyone who loves me! gmc1020, 20, l, #118585
Why is life? One neverending boy philosopher envisioning my dream of a more deliberate life & a twin spirit who may be living with special needs or challenges who would like the idea of creating together a values-guided cooperative, and oh yes, having me, one very deliberate around-the-clock housemate & ADL support person, I’m open to all kinds of ideas & possibilities. neverendingwonderer, 56, l, #117045
sporty, outgoing, loyal guy I am devoted to my daughter & love to spend time w/ her. I am a loyal, athletic & funny guy who loves to fish, go to car shows & travel. I’m not made of money but work hard for what I’ve got. I have not dated anyone in 5 years & am ready to open the next chapter! expendable, 31, #118581 Road Less Traveled Love books, movies,museums, historical sites and visiting new places. Summers are for kayaking, cycling and hiking. During the winter I snowshoe. Also enjoy movies, dining out, or simply hanging out with coffee and a book. I’d like to meet a woman who shares some of my interests, who enjoys the outdoors, and is comfortable in heels and/or hiking boots. Seakayaker1952, 57, l, #118563 Crew, Spaceship Earth My favorite metaphor for everything is a ship. We all play a role in keeping it afloat & moving forward. I’m happy to trim sails or scrub barnacles, as long as everyone’s pitching in. I like a comfortable passage as much as the next person, but facing a little adversity together always makes me feel closer to my mate. grobo, 49, l, #118498
friends, lovers or nothing Recently graduated from college, looking for someone to be my person. Not into unfulfilling, empty, random hook-ups. Need consistency for a busy lifestyle. Love Vermont flannel, hiking, running, skiing, texting & laughing. tbhsushi22, 22, l, #117020 Breathe, Smile, Conquer, Relax I have a younger soul, not immature. Love the outdoors. And the indoor techno scene. Car shows, yes. Peep shows, no. A Queen; I won’t be your King. Fishing pole, not dance pole. You see what I’m geting at? Looking for a friend ... and then? C-70 dinner combo. I can chill or party! Pe’A’cE. Free2B, 44, l, #116923
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Love is all you need Energetic, fun, wild, uninhibited: I yearn to be free of this mortal cage we call life & living up to the expectations of those who love & raise us. Step out into the great unknown, into the world of my own creating, accepting the gifts
Down to Earth I’m a hardworking, down-to-earth woman who is looking for a little physical companionship. Friendship is a great start & what leads down the road is left up to time. I love people, especially women. Being spontaneous is what life is about. So let’s have a little fun along the way ;~). sprtybigred13, 24, u, l, #118567
Music is my life Nearly done w/ college, looking for someone to be my person. Not interested in random hook-ups. I need someone there for me in my busy life. Finishing my music
Relaxed & Ready Hi, I’ve realized recently that I need to spend some time to enjoy all of life. I enjoy going to the city for a show & shopping, coming home & climbing a mountain to enjoy the view, and lots more in between. If you’re game for making a new friend & seeing where this goes, drop me a line. summertimesmiles39, 39, l, #118556
It is what it is “It is what it is” has been my philosophy lately. I enjoy life & laugh as much as I can. Right now I am looking for friends & maybe more. Sometimes you never know; you may find a great
Women seeking Women
Laid back, romantic, honest, funny I need help writing a new chapter in my book of love. I’m a laid-back, positive person. I have no “musts” - must have,
Rugged Country Boy I am a born & raised Vermont boy who is looking for the same. I enjoy camping, the outdoors, spending time w/ friends & w/ my puppy, Cooper. I’m a pretty laid-back, simple guy to be around. I am interested in an honest, hardworking guy who has his life together. MAURINQUINA, 28, l, #114052
Compassionate, Humorous, Music lover Professional, well-educated woman in human services field seeking to make a genuine connection w/ man who enjoys music, art, theater, being outdoors & on the water, dogs, travel & exploring new places. I’m 5’6 w/ brown hair & eyes, & a height/weight proportionate build. Seeking a relatively fit man who makes effort to exercise & eat healthy. musicfan, 56, l, #118214
Shy at first, but then... Yes, I’m shy at first. But once I get to know a person I open up & lose the awkwardness. People say I’m fun to be w/ & have a great sense of humor. So let’s go kick up our heels, go for long walks, go to a movie & sometimes just hang out. Realwoman, 49, l, #118536
funny, honest & confident I would love to meet someone who is spontaneous, fun, honest, smart & cares about who you really are. I like a man who cares what he looks like & is a professional. Someone who loves animals & is secure & assertive in a positive way. beachlover, 52, l, #118534
bi-deadhead Bi married male into Grateful Dead and Phish seeking other gay or bi men for fun times and... biguy69, 32, u, #117616
Adventurous soul looking for connection I’m an open, honest, compassionate, funloving girl who is looking for someone smart, funny & creative to share talks, dances & laughs with. I love to ski, swim, bike, draw & go on romantic adventures. GreatIllusion, 22, l, #118568
Spontaneous dreamer & shameless poet I thrive on spontaneity & creative inspiration. I can be a bit intense, but I have nothing to hide from those I care about. I like to have fun, listen to music, play music, write stories & poetry, and occasionally do collage & painting. I am searching for someone who is equally as spontaneous & creative as I am. starstruck, 35, #114315
friend, a future partner or the next person for your friend, or maybe nothing at all. Life is funny that way. scorpiogirl11, 35, l, #118537
Honest, Athletic & Reserved I’m a shy person at first & it takes some time for me to open up to people, but if we have the same interests that shyness goes away quickly. I am an avid runner & run every day, so I’m definitely looking for someone who likes to run & is active. I’m sarcastic & somewhat cynical, but always respectful. Shytwin09, 25, #111709
Men seeking Men
& woods, clean shaven. Don’t like hairy guys. Let’s meet up - in the outdoors would be great. Bolton area. GREENMOUNTAINS, 35, u, #118530
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woman like the sex slave she really is. Need a long-lasting man to sate my desires. pixiestickz, 20, l, #110656 SEXPOT! SEXPOT! SEXPOT!! I love a little rumble in the jungle from time to time, but a (big) bug in the rug is my FAVORITE! If you know what I mean ... if the trailer’s a rockin’, DO come a knockin’;]. dixie_lishus, 25, l, #117407
all night long Looking to hook up w/ hot sexy man to go places and do things for fun. Divorced mother of three years looking for a good time, someone to treat me good, movies, dinner, getting to know each other. Must love dogs and children. boop6969, 40, l, #118447 Sex dreams Dreaming of hot summer nights filled with sweaty sex. gingersnap, 40, #118439 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, 40, l, #118193 Submissive seeking respectful Dom I’m new to all this. Mid-20s F looking for someone patient & experienced to show me the ropes (literally). I expect discretion & respect. In return, you will receive a highly responsive & eager sub. stardusted, 26, #118028
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nudist babe I’m a 26 y.o. woman looking for love. I love the outdoors & experiencing it in the nude; hiking, camping, etc., but also being around the house naked. I’m an all-natural girl in every way: no shaving, no deodorant, but I’m still feminine - just natural :) I’m looking for other women, age isn’t important, to explore our bodies, minds & our hearts. topfreebabe, 26, l, #117094 Adorable & Fun Loving I’m the cure to your blonde addiction. I’m a college student looking for discreet encounters. 20, petite, blonde, blue-eyed. Looking to experiment a bit w/ great guy. Little shy & innocent at first, willing to try everything once, and I totally believe in chemistry. starsinaugust, 21, l, #116981
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Shy Slave Looking for someone to dominate me, in r/l or via phone/emails. I’m a large BBW who is a very obedient slave whose innocence in bed is a turn-on for some. LLeigh, 35, u, #117991 Sex please! I really just want to have sex, plain & simple. I’m looking for a normal guy who wants an ongoing thing for the summer. I’m a big fan of kissing & touching just as much as sex, but I’m really not too picky. Send me a message! tele_lady, 20, l, #117923 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
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Live life to the fullest By day, I am a normal-looking person who could be your neighbor. By night, the real me shows through. I am looking for a man or couple (MF/MM) who is interested in conversation & playdates w/ a fun-loving, erotic extrovert. I am married (open) & polyamorous w/ another woman; but I am not necessarily a package deal! The choice is yours. Aster, 37, l, #116565 Spontaneous/Adventurous Professional Professional woman. Married but just co-exist. Looking to explore new things with no strings attached. Want to let my spontaneous side out instead of having “everything” so predictable. Love outdoors and willing to try new things that are active. Discretion a must. girly1, 49, #115984
is it ever enough? Erotic involvement, tantric massage, evolutionary sexual growth. buddabuddi, 52, l, #115496 explorer seeking to satisfy your... Experienced yet always open to new things. Let’s date, discreetly encounter, LTR? If you have desire to share your passions, fantasies, kinks w/ a single, honest man, please contact to see what mutual chemistry we can develop. Me: healthy, athletic, off-grid naturalist, jack-of-all-trades. You: only should know yourself & be willing to honestly share w/ another. 1pooch3, 55, u, #118591 athletic, boyish & looking Young professional in Burlington looking for new experiences. youngguyin802, 26, l, #118572 crazy, sexy, uninhibitied, adventurous, horny I love to have sex & to play games. I am a very sexually aware person & want to be around others who are as casual & fun when it comes to sex. I love my body & I love YOURS, and I want to lick it from top to bottom wearing nothing but a smile. loonybins, 28, l, #118566 Looking for some... I am looking for an older woman or couple who is intersted in meeting to have some NSA sex (FWB). I am sure you will be pleased! I am clean, D/D free & plan on staying that way. I hope you get a hold of me soon. skipper125, 52, #118545
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Waiting in vain Fun-loving, outdoorsy type: spend a lot of time in the woods hiking, biking, climbing, swimming. Looking for a woman who can go all day & all night. Long or short term, we’ll see how it goes. Outdoorsee, 24, l, #118543
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Attractive, Tough, Awesome, Polite, chill Looking for an attractive F who wants to settle down & wants a family down the road & who likes to party. I do have a 6-month-old so must respect children. I am a wild boy who can party. Like to have sex & show the girls what a good guy can do to make them happy. hunter, 20, l, #118513 professor for schoolgirl OK, I am looking for sex, but also want to have a friend to go out to the movies, dinner or just walking on the waterfront, passion, excitement and fun, friends? needunow10, 42, l, #113894 sexybod, hardbody4U says let’s do it Love long, slow, hot sessions with hot, trim, in-shape, nonsmoking guys. Like
Couple looking for same! Early 40s couple looking for same for swinging, swapping, lots of fun! Start with text, meet, then the fun starts. Both of us are attractive, but have a few extra pounds. Email us! Hornycpl, 42, #118604 Freak In The Sheets Sexy, adventurous couple looking for a friend and playmate to join our sex-capades. I’m a 26-y.o. spitfire who likes pleasuring my 40-y.o. man, now all we need is another woman to throw in the mix, to complete our sexual fantasies and hopefully complete hers, too! 3scompany, 26, #117460 Goth Grrl Seeking New Sensations Couple in an established relationship seek adventurous F for a night of exploration & mutual pleasure. Must be weight proportionate to height, preferably long red or dark
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Submissive, fun, open minded I’m basically tired of the regular guy for dating. I’m seeking a mentor who can teach me the ways of BDSM. I’ve never been spanked but I’d love for a strong man to take me over his knee. RockemSockem, 30, l, #118433 FROM HER ONLINE PROFILE: My biggest turn on is... spanking. to get to know my hookups, which will enhance our meetings. Like repeats better than anonymous sessions. Like to taste and then eat, mmmm. hardbody4U, 44, l, #118494 Young Outgoing Sub Seeks Teacher I am a 26 year old man recently moved here from florida. I am a practicing ( still learning, too ) Sub, but am also interested in the “ Switch “ idea... Many Fantasies and Kinks are enjoyed and/ or am willing to try, and I am very outgoing and spontaneous. Let’s go on this New “ Adventure “ Together. :). djdoughboi26, 26, l, #118493 I’ve Got What You Need Contact me to find out more than what I’ll give you. All I’ll say is that I’m a very handsome, 20-year-old male who is intelligent, caring and a very good lover (sounds almost too good to be true, right?). Here’s the catch: I’m not as egotistical as I sound. No, really. Then again, you’re welcome to walk my way. Gentlemanly, 20, l, #118468 I’m looking for a Nympho I am seeking serious, NSA sexual meetings with women! If you would like to actually meet for sex, please contact me! Contact me on here only! I can travel! Looking for a woman, or women, who like to have sex anywhere, anytime! A woman who is not shy when her partner touches her sexually anytime, anywhere! Must like having sex bareback only. flemings38, 40, l, #118464
hair. I am a slender, blue-eyed, tattooed, pale Goth-type who enjoys new experiences. Looking for primarily oral activity & wandering hands, but open to other options depending on the circumstances. GothPrincess, 41, l, #118172 hotmilf We are a couple looking for a lady who is looking for adventure & fun w/ friendship. We have children & prefer to be discreet. If interested contact us & can learn more about each other. We are respectful & just looking for a little spice. ;). jess, 28, l, #117780 Shake us all night long We are a couple who want to sexually expand. We want to bring new energy to our play time. missmagichands, 31, #117611 hook up w/ us We’re a couple looking to fulfill a fantasy: threesome w/ another woman or couple (M/F). Neither of us have ever had the pleasure but want to try. Should be fun to hold up good convos, too. We’d like to meet up & get to know you to talk about what we’d expect from each other because we’re grown-ups, ya’ know! Intl28, 28, l, #117470
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3, 2010. Where: Cheese Traders. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907831
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peacock tattoos in the capital You had peacock feather tattoos up your arm & you were working on your bike on a street in Montpelier. You looked up & smiled and I wanted to stop, but you seemed preoccupied. Maybe if you ever had the time we could go on a ride together. I’d love to make you laugh just to see those dimples again. When: Thursday, August 5, 2010. Where: side street in Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907846 You are meant for me Hard to think it’s only been 3 months; each day is better than the last. I am head over heels in love w/ you. I love everything about you, and look forward to the future we have ahead of us. I can’t believe it only took a move to Vermont to find what I’ve been looking for. You. When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Where: around my way. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907845
Is it you? Silent phone calls, messages on I Spy - is it you? Otter wonders. When: Thursday, August 5, 2010. Where: in my heart. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #907842
Starlight find me Starlight, you seem like someone I want to get to know. When: Thursday, August 5, 2010. Where: Two2Tango. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907840
re: boat shoes at Muddy’s We met at the comfy chairs at Muddy’s a few weeks ago. You made quite the impression & I was so excited when I saw your “I Spy”. I should have responded sooner ... we should meet again. When: Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Where: Muddy Waters. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907833 wine and cheese You: yellow shirt, khaki pants, silver Subaru. Me: black & white dress, brown curly hair, silver car. Our eyes met a couple of times in Cheese Traders. We waved goodbye, but I never had a chance to say hello. Can we start over? When: Tuesday, August
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special order in montpelier You are a hot, martini-drinking woman in Montpelier: white flip-flops & curly hair. You ordered a hamburger, buns on the side, hold the condiments. You ground your own black pepper. Order me around whenever you want... Please let me take you rare & spicy enough to make me cry. When: Monday, August 2, 2010. Where: dining in Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #907827 Concert in the Park Met you a few years ago at the chiropractic office where I worked; haven’t seen you since. Spotted you at Battery Park concert, watching your kids play. I couldn’t get away from my conversation to come say hello to you. If you were trying to catch my eye, you did. Let me know if you’d like to catch more. When: Thursday, July 29, 2010. Where: Battery Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907826 Long Trail 08/01 I passed you on the Long Trail between Mt. Ethan Allen & Mt. Ira Allen on Sunday, 8/1, 1 or 2 p.m. I wanted to turn around & talk to you, but I didn’t want to freak you out. I was the tall guy w/ the green Phish hat. You had black hair, bluish shorts & poles. Want to go hiking sometime? When: Sunday, August 1, 2010. Where: Long Trail. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907824 Ramble party parking lot To the shaved-headed hot girl who taught me to use the kazoo, I was serious when I said you should see me again. When: Saturday, July 31, 2010. Where: Ramble party parking lot. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #907823 ADS, My man, My Forever Miss you so much; wish you were here! Still cry every day. The hot tub is here - just needs to be hooked
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Dear Mistress Maeve,
I’m dating a girl, and it’s going good. When we have sex, I am very satisfied. She is very oral, and I have had the best orgasms of my life from her blow jobs. The problem is, I’m not sure I’m returning the favor. I don’t want to brag, but I’ve satisfied many women and tend to think I know what a female orgasm looks and feels like. There’s something about her orgasms that seems fake. They’re very theatrical, and she doesn’t seem to have that blissful exhaustion afterwards that I’ve witnessed in other women. I always ask her if she’s satisfied, and she swears she is, but I just don’t believe it. What can I do? If she’s faking and lying to me, I’m going to be pissed off when all I really want to do is make her feel good.
Dear Give and Take,
Give and Take
Please, oh wise sage, tell us what a female orgasm looks and feels like — because last time I checked, all women are different. Sure, you might witness vaginal muscle pulsation, arched back, quickened heart rate and speaking in tongues — but, honestly, all those things are pretty easy to fake. Some of us are theatrical, and some of us become more chipper after orgasm than blissed out. Maybe your girl is having great orgasms and your worry is all for naught. That said, an unfortunate number of women do fake it. Sometimes women simply don’t know how to get off or to ask for what they need. How long have you two been together? Sometimes women need more time to build intimacy before the big O will come out of hiding. Whatever the reason, the best course of action is to have a frank conversation with her away from the bedroom. Forget about being pissed off — if you want her to let her guard down and be honest with you, you’ll have to go first. Let her know that you desire to be the best lover she’s ever had and that you’ll stop at nothing to get her off. If she insists she’s orgasming, you’ll need to take her word for it. If it turns out she’s not getting off, be ready to put your money where your mouth is — it’ll be time to get down to the business of figuring out what makes your lady really tick.
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seagull 911 We idly stood by as a seagull lost its life. Maybe we can do it again sometime - with our towels touching. As well a different outcome for the seagull. When: Saturday, July 31, 2010. Where: Oakledge. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907839
Leena Sorry I missed our rendezvous that one night. Dunno if you read these, but I’ll make it up to you. I’ll even strike the fact that you owe me a ... well, I won’t write it here, but you know ;) If you’re not Leena but can put me in touch w/ her (35, short hair, glasses), I would appreciate it! When: Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Where: Oakledge. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907834
Missed your name at Moe’s... I was the brunette camp director working the closing shift at Moe’s Sunday, 8/1. You were an adorable blond & we had a nice conversation, but I missed your name. You made my night! Maybe we can meet up again & talk about something other than restaurants, summer camps & silly bands? I clean up nice, I promise! When: Sunday, August 1, 2010. Where: Moe’s in S. Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907828
Camel’s Hump Sunset Connection You: dark-haired, Mad River skiing, hiker gal w/ your girlfriends watching sunset. Me: arrived separate from the fellas strutting their machismo on the tundra. I asked, “Which side of the mountain?” You pointed toward the lake while I pointed east, then you left before the sun fully set. Would love to continue our conversation sometime & go for a hike! When: Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Where: top of Camel’s Hump. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907841
Chased Knight Or is it knight errant? Or erring knight? Or night erring? Or night herring? No mistake: I LOVE YOU! Even if you insist on claiming I tripped you, I know your balance isn’t that bad. I am so happy we both fell. When: Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Where: the Kingdom. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907835
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Jesse We should go swimming again soon, before your beard comes off & your chin is too sensitive. There are 26 days left of our summer. When: Friday, July 30, 2010. Where: Wendy’s house. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907843
Handsome man in the water It was nice to see the tall, good-looking black man playing w/ his b&w dog in the water. I hope to see more of you in the future... When: Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Where: at the beach. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907836
Coffee/smile: Winooski Champlain Farms Coffee & that smile were a great way to start my day. You: gray travel mug, Carhartt? shorts, T-shirt, bike sox, trail shoes and, of course, that smile. Dark hair, looked freshly cut. Me: blue & white striped dress, dark hair in a pony tail & a return smile. I don’t usually stop there or I’d wait to run into you again. When: Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Where: Winooski Champlain Farms Station. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907829
June 19, 2010. Where: our bedroom. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907822
Healthy Living service desk gurl 8/5 I’ve been in the store a few times & couldn’t help but notice you in your peach dress with inksleeve. I’m not sure your status but was struck by your edgy style & beauty. Email me if you’re a curious soul. By the way, I’ve never posted an I Spy but felt compelled once I saw you on 8/5. When: Thursday, August 5, 2010. Where: Healthy Living. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907844
Guy on the Bench Outside of Hunger Mountain Coop. I waved at you & you waved back. When: Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Where: Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907837
Short-haired Waterfront Video Girl 8/3/10 You work at Waterfront Video in Burlington. I’ve seen you there numerous times & always thought you were gorgeous. You have short, brown hair and, I don’t know, something about you. I was in there on Tuesday the 8/3 at around 12:30 p.m. Bicycle helmet, reddish beard, black shirt, backpack. Get a hold ‘a me... When: Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Where: Waterfront Video, Shelburne Rd. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907830
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