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Leahy Challenger “Spices” Up Primary Democrat Daniel Freilich’s long-shot campaign to unseat incumbent Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy got a boost — of sorts — last week from Freilich’s new campaign commercial. The web video parodies Isaiah Mustafa’s popular Old Spice ads. Freilich delivers his 50-second “why you should vote for me” pitch in various costumes and poses. In one scene, he’s dressed as a doctor. Then he’s running past a covered bridge, then down the street in Brattleboro, chugging maple syrup, then he appears in a suit and tie in front of the U.S. Congress. At the end, he appears riding a cow — or a person dressed as one, anyway. Comedy Central, the Huffington Post and TIME magazine’s political blog Swampland all noted the spot, though in less than flattering terms. “Okay,” reads the Comedy Central item, “so Freilich isn’t quite as attractive as the actual Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa. Nor quite as articulate. Or charismatic. And, though I don’t know much about Mustafa’s politics, I’d wager that Freilich isn’t as much of a policy wonk. Anyway, I forget what I was talking about.”

Another target-practice casualty. Let’s make it so “neighbor” and “shooting range” never appear together in the same sentence.


Should a Lyndon couple be allowed to plant a 24-foot illuminated cross on their lawn? Sounds like a billboard.


“Fair Game” columnist Shay Totten posted a roundup of the national reaction to Freilich’s ad on Blurt, the staff blog, at Find the video there, too.

Burlington’s beloved Magic Hat Brewery sold out to a much bigger company. Will the new boss dress up for Mardi Gras?


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8/13: Sacré bleu! A highway sign faux pas means Montpelier is no longer saying “bienvenue.”

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“Vermont Police Train to Respond to High-Speed Chases” by Ken Picard. Vermont cops now have a $200,000 driving simulator to help them be safer and smarter during car chases.


“Drink Up” by Andy Bromage, Alice Levitt, and Suzanne Podhaizer. A look at some of Vermont’s quirkiest and most unusual bars, including a joint bar and fly-fishing shop and a movie theater with more than popcorn on tap.


“Fair Game: Paying for Innocence” by Shay Totten. A judge orders filmmaker Mac Parker to stand trial on charges related to his effort to raise funds for his film, Birth of Innocence.


“Star Struck” by Paula Routly. Stellafane, a festival for amateur astronomers and telescope-makers, is the biggest Vermont astronomy event you’ve never heard of.


“Side Dishes: Twice as Nice” by Suzanne Podhaizer. The Burlington Winters Farmers Market plans to set up shop in the Memorial Auditorium twice a month this season.

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Back in 1996 I helped organize benefit live music shows in the recently vacated J.J. Newberry department store here in White River Junction. A group of friends and I signed up rockabilly bands, DJs for dance parties, and acts such as the Rowellettes and the Great Rondini — escape artist extraordinaire — who all performed in this space. Even the drag queen Cherie Tartt sang her heart out with her sidekick, Sal, on keyboard. The basic idea was to bring life to an empty space in the downtown, attract a wide variety of people from the surrounding area — no one was turned away for lack of funds — and have fun all at the same time. We had help from the fans and volunteers at the Main Street Museum, the Briggs family and even the Windsor County fire marshal, who made sure the space was safe to party in. One of my colleagues in this venture was Matt Dunne. I find this newsworthy now because the entire state of Vermont will get a chance to vote for Matt Dunne in a few weeks, and I think he’d make one of the best governors that we’ve ever had. Mr. Bromage’s article on Dunne [“Dunne’s Deal,” July 7], while an excellent summation of the candidate, failed to bring notice to the little-known connection the candidate has to one of Vermont’s most beloved drag queens. I just wanted folks to know that he also has


the vision to see a dark, empty store — in this little town — and see lights and live music and people and fun and dancing and, yes, drag queens. It was all very fun, and he helped our town and I’m proud to call him my friend. So, my — very biased — advice, to all Vermonters is this: Vote for Matt Dunne in the upcoming primary on August 24. David Fairbanks Ford WHITE RIVER JUNCTION


Over the last year and a half or so, your columnist Shay Totten has frequently referred to Sen. Ed Flanagan and the episode at the YMCA in Burlington. In the most recent issue of the paper, an article by Ken Picard on the auditor’s race once again refers to this matter [“Which Watchdog?” August 4]. I say, enough is enough! It’s old news and does not provide any insightful political commentary as far as I can see. Sen. Flanagan experienced a horrific automobile accident that almost took his life, and I think he deserves better treatment in your newspaper. Why not move on to more important matters when commenting on politics in our state? It smacks of yellow journalism. Where is your compassion and perspective? I think it is sorely lacking. Robert L. Lincoln Jr. N. MIDDLESEX

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In response to “Which Watchdog?” [August 4], I want to say how enthusiastically I support the candidacy of Doug Hoffer for auditor. I’ve known Doug for years, and he’s one of the smartest people I have ever met. I personally feel it’s a plus that he’s never held elected office and that he doesn’t worry about offending people. An auditor needs to be a highly critical thinker who is willing to stand up to anyone and not worry about stepping on a few toes. Hoffer understands public policy better than anyone I’ve ever known, and he’s a master at analyzing what works and what doesn’t — money well spent versus money squandered. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have in the office of state auditor than Doug Hoffer.

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I was intrigued to read Ken Picard’s article [Which Watchdog?” August 4] about the current auditor’s race. Who would have guessed that, a year after being caught red handed, Ed Flanagan would turn his YMCA masturbating incident into a new campaign launch? Ironic, since Mr. Flanagan clearly denied accusations despite three witnesses, a police investigation and prosecutor who all agreed that the incident occurred as described. Yet he was not charged due to his mental state. In other words, he did not have the mental capability to be held accountable for his actions. Now, voters are being asked to entrust Mr. Flanagan with the accountability of the entire state. As one of the many victims left in Mr. Flanagan’s wake of

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Could somebody have been feeling a little stung [“Which Watchdog?” August 4] in characterizing auditor of accounts candidate Doug Hoffer’s cogent and onthe-mark observations about the failures of the Vermont press to “do their homework” as “scolding”? Hoffer will make a great auditor precisely because he’s never shrunk from telling the truth about whether Vermonters’ hard-earned tax dollars are achieving the results they’re supposed to. He’s got the analytical smarts and the managerial talent needed to run an office that will get the facts and create compelling arguments for change. Hoffer cares deeply about working Vermonters. As the author of the benchmark Job Gap Study series, he introduced to Vermont the concepts of the basic needs budget and livable wage, which the legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office now uses as the basis for policy decisions in everything from economic development to human services. What I’m looking for in an auditor of accounts is somebody who isn’t afraid to speak truth to power. In that respect, Hoffer has proven himself many times over with his unflinching, well-documented critiques of the deficiencies both of the incumbent administration and of press coverage of critical state issues. And as someone who’s known him for many years, I can vouch that he’ll fulfill the role of state auditor with grace, clarity and humor, as well as dogged determination to see that Vermonters get their money’s worth from government. He’s earned my vote in the August 24 Democratic primary and the November 2 general election.

“disinhibition syndrome,” I am disheartened that this man has made no steps toward reconciliation or acknowledgment with his victims. Most troubling, however, is that he has done nothing in the way of treatment or therapy. I implore Mr. Flanagan and his supporters to reconsider his current career path. Whereas today’s victims are held to relatively low-key affairs, tomorrow’s victims may not be so lucky. What happens after he hits a kid on his electric bike? Or wanders onto Main Street at night and causes an accident resulting in injury or death? Or exposes himself near a school? Why wait for further evidence when red flags are flying everywhere?


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For anyone who spent their preadult years going to school, the waning days of summer can still elicit a Pavlovian nostalgia. Now, we might be sending our own kids off to the classroom … or bracing for the return of the (non)natives to local colleges. Either way, the impending new school year gives us plenty to think, and write, about. This week we kick off a month of academia-related articles with: an interview with Bennington College president Liz Coleman about her controversial views on liberal arts education; a tongue-in-cheek survey of actual current college courses (you give credit for that?); a “WTF” explanation of UVM’s “Flying Diaper” structure; and a talk with some enterprising students about their thriving, late-night cookie delivery. Gotta love higher education.


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Books: Book review: What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman


36 Running on Veggies Food: Can elite endurance athletes say no to meat? BY LAUREN OBER

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Food: The student owners of Hungry Headies make money off the munchies

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I Scream, You Scream Back-to-school time already? Say it ain’t so! “Ice Cream Sundays” at Billings Farm & Museum let visitors cling to the remaining summer days with a celebration of the season’s signature treat. Folks learn about the science and history of churning the frosty dessert by hand, and then eat the product of their efforts. A sweet reward, indeed.



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Everyone loves a good villain. Similarly, Vermonters seem to love Villanelles. The indie-rock band just tied for Best New Vermont Band in the Seven Daysies, and they’ll release a new album on Saturday. Let’s see if they can keep up the winning streak.


To Have and to Hold Three respectable English couples who tied the knot on the same day gather to celebrate their long-lasting unions in Unadilla Theatre’s period comedy When We Are Married. But the realization that their ceremonies were never official sends them spiraling back to the single life, looking at their spouses with new eyes. Will they say “I do” twice?



Great Big Something Suicide Six ski area’s summer concert series builds to an explosive doublebill finale this week. The always electrifying Natalie MacMaster pairs her Celtic-folk fiddle fusion with traditional step dancing, and Canada’s 17-year-old band Great Big Sea is no slouch, either. The Juno Award nominees fly from traditional sea shanties to original rock melodies. Buckle up for the ride.







David Bumbeck’s life has taken some turns in recent years, professionally and artistically. The Middlebury College professor emeritus of art highlights those changes in “New Directions,” an exhibit at Select Design in Burlington on display through August 30. Bumbeck looks back on his 40-year-plus career in art through new paintings and prints. SEE ART REVIEW ON PAGE 62

In the Line of Fire Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is getting all fired up about the American Revolution — literally. A homestead will be raided and ignited at this weekend’s “Rabble in Arms,” a thrilling reenactment of the 1778 Carleton’s Raid. But it’s not all smoke and guns; history buffs learn about other hot topics, such as the daily life of rebels and frontier families.





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Since it was chartered in 1781, Alburgh has remained largely agricultural. The second annual Alburgh Heritage Festival celebrates the island town’s farms and people with a mix of traditional Celtic and Franco-American music capturing the diversity of the residents. Atlantic Crossing (pictured, left) and Michèle Choinière perform, and a barbecue rounds out the historic affair.



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into a central database. “We didn’t really understand the consequences of the delay until just recently,” said Dale. “There’s no question that the increase in demand, too,


rent or electricity, and soon for heating,” said angela smith-Dieng of the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. “Unfortunately, I think it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.”

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error-free states to 44th. has been more than expected given the economic climate.” Call-center inquiries have spiked, too, from people wondering about their tardy benefits claims. That call center is understaffed and workers are feeling the pressure, according to an employee who asked to remain anonymous. “When we started, we were told that 60 was the average [number of ] calls that they expected each would do. Some of the agents are taking 100 to 120 per day,” the worker noted. “Some of us end up working overtime because the calls are backed up in the queue 30 minutes or more. The supervisors will then step in and take names and numbers, and we stay late to call them back.” The call center is supposed to have 22 staffers, but budget cuts have left it with only 16. Two additional workers will soon be added, and another eight temporary workers are being trained to provide backup support during peak call times, Dale said. “What is happening right now is unacceptable,” he said, “and we’re going to make it right. People are putting in an incredible effort to make sure [Vermonters] get their benefits. We have to turn this around.” Food-stamp delays mean some individuals will have to make difficult choices. “The ripple effect is not just that people are waiting three months for food-stamps benefits, but what they now spend on food leaves less money for

With less than a week to go until primary day, the five Democratic candidates for governor are raising, and spending, lots of cash. In the past 30 days, Sen. Peter shumlin raised $95,000 in cash and loaned himself another $75,000. To date, he has loaned his campaign $225,000 — almost as much as rival Sen. Doug racine has collected altogether. Forty percent of Shumlin’s campaign cash haul of $591,000 came from his own pocket. Good time to be a millionaire. Shumlin spent $321,000 in the past month, and has $56,000 left in the bank. In the past 30 days, Secretary of State Deb markowitz raised $97,000, spent $240,000, and has just $33,000 cash on hand. She spent $160,000 on TV ads. Former state senator and current Google exec matt Dunne raised $67,000, spent $117,000 and has $82,000 in the bank. Sen. Doug racine raised $50,000, which is half of what he raised between July 2009 and July 2010. He has $45,000 cash on hand. Seems like his grassroots base is finally stepping up to the plate. Better late than never. Sen. susan bartlett couldn’t provide “Fair Game” with campaign-finance figures before deadline. Come August 25, I expect every Dem in the race will be broke. The so-called “unity” rally scheduled for that day will also be a massive fundraiser. The winner is going to need every dollar he or she can get. Republican Lt. Gov. brian Dubie continues to enjoy the benefits of having no primary opponent. He raised $92,500 in the past 30 days, which puts his total campaign contributions at more than $1 million. In the past month he spent only $92,000 and has a tidy $460,000 in the bank. Savin’ up.

The Paper Chase

Editorial boards around the state are weighing in on the five-way Democratic primary.

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The Burlington Free Press is backing Sen. Peter Shumlin, which could help the southern Vermont pol in vote-rich Chittenden County. Or not. The daily has rarely backed a winner in Burlington’s mayoral elections. Along the same lines, its praise of Shumlin’s “integrity” generated plenty of chuckles among his rivals. In the Addison Independent, publisher-owner Angelo lynn endorsed Matt Dunne. His brother, emerson lynn, publisher of the St. Albans Messenger, backed Deb Markowitz. The Stowe Reporter also backed Dunne, a blow to Sen. Susan Bartlett. The paper’s publisher, Biddle duke, donated $200 to Bartlett’s campaign and the paper is located in her county. Other papers are sitting this race out. The Rutland Herald and BarreMontpelier Times Argus will not endorse in the primary, nor is the Brattleboro Reformer expected to. The Bennington Banner may endorse in the gov’s race. No word from the Valley News. In an email, dAvid moAts, the Herald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial-page editor, explained: “In the past, the Herald generally did not endorse in primaries, and the thinking was that it is the job of each party, and we are independent of the parties. In more recent years, we have endorsed in some primaries when we thought there was a compelling reason.”

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Rep. AlBert “sonny” Audette died over the weekend. He’ll be remembered for many things, including his 30 years as public-works chief in South Burlington and decade under the Golden Dome. I’ll remember Audette for his emotional floor speech during last year’s same-sex-marriage debate. Weak from diabetes and barely able to stand, he explained before a packed House chamber and thousands of people listening to the live radio broadcast that he couldn’t vote in favor of the bill because of his religious beliefs. Audette apologized to his colleagues and onlookers for this vote, sensing he was on the wrong side of history.

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A federal grand jury is investigating mAlcolm “mAc” PArker’s multimilliondollar film fundraising scheme, “Fair Game” has learned. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at the federal courthouse in Burlington. Parker’s attorney, WAndA otero, said she knew nothing of the hearing, and would not say whether Parker had provided information to federal authorities about the fundraising efforts for Birth of Innocence. As of mid-February 2007, about 800 people had supplied Parker with $12.8 million. Of that, roughly $4 million went to Parker’s “silent partner” and spiritual adviser. Parker stopped raising money in late 2009, which means the total figures could be higher. On Tuesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation visited horAce WilliAms, the film’s original editor, and asked him to testify before the grand jury, Williams told “Fair Game.” Parker dismissed Williams from the film project in May for “personal reasons,” a move that concerned some investors. The federal probe comes on the heels of a state judge’s order that will put Parker on trial in November. He faces a number of charges, including securities fraud. m

Secretary of the Vermont Senate dAvid died Monday after a brief battle with cancer, which was discovered three weeks ago while he was attending a national legislative conference. Gibson, who served in the Senate from 1977 to 1983, representing Windham County, was from a storied Vermont political family: His brother, roBert giBson, preceded him as secretary of the Senate; his brother, ernest giBson iii, was a state supreme-court justice; his father, ernest giBson Jr., was a U.S. senator, governor and U.S. district-court judge. His grandfather was a U.S. senator. For most folks, David Gibson was less a political figure than the go-to person if you had a question about Senate protocol and parliamentary procedures. Gibson was quiet and had a dry sense of humor, but was a stickler for Senate decorum. Yet he guided the august body into the modern age, allowing laptops in the visitors’ gallery. “He really cared about the Senate and its traditions,” said freshman Sen. tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden). “He was like the glue between the old and the new.”


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localmatters Which Vermont Superintendents Make the Most — and Least — Money? B y A ndy Bromage


ew jobs in Vermont pay as handsomely, or come with as much pressure and responsibility, as does superintendent of schools. Superintendents act as schoolsystem CEOs and are in charge of curriculum development, teacher hiring, budget writing, data analysis — even maintenance of school buildings and grounds. That can make them lightning rods for criticism from teachers, administrators, parents and local school boards. On average, Vermont’s 60 superintendents earn $105,337 a year, not counting benefits and other compensation, according to the Vermont Department of Education. By comparison, Vermont’s commissioner of education earns $98,000 annually to run that department. While $105,000 might seem like a small fortune to many, it’s actually on the low side of the industry pay scale, according to Jeff Francis, executive director of the Vermont Superintendents




On average,

Vermont’s 60 superintendents earn $105,123 a year, not counting benefits and other compensation.

Association. Neighboring states like Connecticut and New York pay significantly more; the national average is around $155,000. What keeps Vermont on the “low” end? Francis suggests it’s because of rural school districts that have few students and even fewer employees. “Salaries in Vermont are Vermont scale,” he says. But some suggest that Vermont has more highly paid superintendents

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Top 10 Superintendent Salaries Chittenden South Supervisory Union


6 schools serving Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, St. George


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6 schools serving South Burlington


Chittenden Central Supervisory Union


6 schools serving Essex Junction, Westford


Essex Town School District


3 schools serving all Essex, Essex Junction


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5 schools serving Rutland City


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9 schools serving Burlington


Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union


7 schools serving Chittenden, Brandon, Pittsford, Whiting, Leicester, Goshen, Sudbury, Mendon


Chittenden East Supervisory Union


8 schools serving Huntington, Jericho, Richmond, Bolton, Underhill


Springfield School District


5 schools serving Springfield


Windsor Central Supervisory Union


8 schools serving Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, Reading, Killington, Woodstock,


Bottom 10 Superintendent Salaries Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union


4 schools serving Proctorsville, Chester, Londonderry, Peru, Landgrove, Weston, Andover, Cavendish, Baltimore


Orange East Supervisory Union


6 schools serving Bradford, Newbury, Thetford, Corinth, Topsham


Caledonia North Supervisory Union


7 schools serving West Burke, East Haven, Lyndon Center, Lyndonville, Sheffield, Newark, Sutton, Burke, Wheelock


Grand Isle Supervisory Union


5 schools serving Alburgh, South Hero, Grand Isle, Isle La Motte, North Hero


Rutland Central Supervisory Union


4 schools serving Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland


Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union


5 schools serving Bethel, Granville, Hancock, Rochester, Stockbridge, Pittsfield


Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union


4 schools serving Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth


Washington Northeast Supervisory Union


2 schools serving Cabot, Plainfield, Marshfield


Essex Caledonia Supervisory Union


4 schools serving Maidstone, Granby, Kirby, Victory, Concord, Waterford, Lunenburg, Guildhall


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2 schools serving Canaan, Lemington, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Norton


than it needs. This year, Vermont Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca proposed consolidating the state’s 60 supervisory unions and supervisory districts into 45 — a move that would have eliminated roughly 18 superintendent positions and saved the state almost $2 million. The proposal died in the legislature in favor of a bill encouraging school consolidation. But merging districts is still on the state’s agenda. The real savings from school consolidation would come from combined contracts for teachers, food service and transportation, according to Department of Education spokeswoman Jill Remick. But superintendents — with their six-figure salaries — represent low-hanging fruit for cost cutters. “There are some supervisory unions with only 400 kids,” Remick notes. “We feel there’s some room for merging districts.” There is a wide range of Vermont superintendent salaries, according to the state’s 2008-09 TeacherStaff Survey. On the high end, the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, encompassing the affluent towns of Shelburne and Charlotte, pays its superintendent $164,645 — more than the governor, who makes $150,051. In remote Essex North Supervisory Union, near the Canadian border, the same position pays $72,000. As it is for any job, superintendent pay is based on experience and market conditions, Francis says. Salaries hinge on the size of the district and the candidate’s background. The state’s annual salary survey indicates the amounts school systems budget for teacher, staff and administrator pay, rather than actual contracted salaries. The salaries cannot be read as actual salaries for specific superintendents. Still, the information reveals general trends about which districts pay the most, and least, for a school-system chief. To the left are the state’s 10 highest and 10 lowest superintendent salaries as reported by Vermont schools. For the full list, see this story at m

LOCALmatters BEN MITCHELL Socialist Ben Mitchell Wants to Make Vermont the Amsterdam of the U.S. B Y ANDY B ROMAGE


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Platform: Mitchell wants to socialize Vermont’s health care, energy and banking industries. He proposes taking Vermont Yankee by eminent domain and replacing it with solar panels and wind turbines on every building and hillside in Vermont. Under his plan, drugs would be legalized and taxed, creating a new revenue source and making Vermont “the Amsterdam of the U.S.” He also proposes tripling the number of students in Vermont medical schools who could be tuition free in exchange for five years of postresidency service to the state. ont Electio

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BEN MITCHELL: I would immediately pardon all nonviolent drug offenders. And so, no judge could even convict anyone for a nonviolent drug offense because they would be immediately pardoned by the governor. That would ostensibly turn Vermont into the Amsterdam of the United States.

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BM: I think it is because it provides a cash crop for the farms. We eliminate all those people in prison. SD: You’ve said you want Vermont to take over power dams on the rivers. How much electricity could we get from them? BM: Frankly, I don’t know. The reality is that we’re moving past oil. Easy oil is gone. The whole point of nuclear is to centralize power, but it doesn’t happen without all these subsidies. So, creating a system so that everyone is contributing to the grid is a long-term solution that will work.


SD: Is Barack Obama a socialist? BM: I don’t hear anything that he says that sounds socialist at all. He’s talking about some regulations and some reforms, but he is a free marketeer in everything that he does. 


How he rolls: Mitchell plays guitar and sings in the rock band Green Zone, a “flower-power trio” that performs originals and covers — including a ska-style version of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” — once a month at the Putney Inn. Mitchell’s axe is a sunburst Fender Stratocaster, which he runs through a Hughes & Kettner amp, a wah-wah pedal and an Ibanez Tube Screamer overdrive pedal.

SD: Is that a good thing?


Family: Mitchell grew up in Boston, Mass., and moved to Vermont when he was in high school. His father, Mark Mitchell, is a Democratic state rep from Barnard who has endorsed state Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) for governor. His mother, Sarah Mitchell, is a retired teacher. Ben Mitchell is married to Kathleen Mitchell, a substitute teacher and organic farmer, and they have two kids: Nicholas, 10; and Lucy, 6.


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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 1 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 Ben Mitchell — a self-described socialist — of the Liberty Union Party. You can read the entire exchange on Blurt at

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ill Ward’s map of Burlington is dotted with red-topped pushpins. On his desk sit three plastic test tubes, taped off at the top, with specimens collected from local homes. The items are evidence of a troubling trend: bedbugs. Last year, Ward’s codeenforcement office confirmed a single infestation in the city. So far this year, Ward has seen 12 bedbug cases — and he believes the number is larger. “There’s a lot of embarrassment that goes with it, so I’m sure there’s a great deal of underreporting,” he reasons. While almost half the bedbug reports have come from the Old North End, the problem isn’t confined to Burlington’s low-income neighborhoods. Nearly every section of the city has been affected, Ward says. The problem is so bad that Ward is convening a “bedbug summit” on August

half-dozen calls in the whole 30 years that I’ve been here.” Turmel’s office at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture also receives suspected bedbug specimens from renters and homeowners in the mail. Sometimes they are bedbugs, other times they’re ladybugs, western conifer seed bugs — even pocket lint. Ward, Turmel and other experts all point to the same causes for the trend: people bringing bedbugs home in their luggage; bugs getting passed in used and refurbished furniture, especially mattresses, picked off the curb or from secondhand stores; and decreased use of pesticides, particularly DDT, which was outlawed in the 1970s. “Hotels, motels and storage areas used to have pest-control operators come in and treat on a monthly basis,” Turmel says. “They don’t do that anymore.” Bedbugs are visible to the naked eye




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18 with Vermont Tenants Inc. and the Vermont Apartment Owners Association. For years, New York, Las Vegas and other U.S. cities have waged losing battles against bedbugs — bloodsucking insects that crawl out of used furniture, mattresses and suitcases at night to feed off their human hosts. Vermont had largely avoided the problem, which tends to be worse in multiunit rental properties in urban areas. But local and state health officials and private exterminators all say they’ve noticed an uptick in bedbug reports over the last two years — and they expect the problem to get worse before it gets better. While no state agency counts the number of cases, anecdotal evidence suggests a growing problem. “I get a half-dozen calls a week on them,” says state entomologist Jon Turmel, noting bedbug infestations show up in all types of housing. “Until the last three years, I probably got a

but often hide out in cracks in furniture, floors and walls. The apple-seed-sized adults have flat, rusty-red, oval bodies. Unlike ticks and fleas, they aren’t parasites and don’t live on their hosts. In fact, bedbugs can survive several months without food or water. They do not fly or jump. Not everyone develops visible marks from the nocturnal bites. Those who do may often get them in row, along a vein, or find small bloodstains on their bedsheets. The bites might look like mosquito bites or swell to red welts. “I would say it’s like fleas on your dog,” says Austin Sumner, the state epidemiologist for environmental health. “If you get a bad infestation, it can make you very uncomfortable. It can be itchy, [and] if you scratch it too much it can get infected.” Sumner says bedbugs are considered a “nuisance” but not a public-health risk, because they haven’t been shown to transmit



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disease. “They’re not a product of being dirty,” Sumner says. “All they want to do is live close to where you live and drink your blood for eight to 12 minutes every night.” Bedbugs are notoriously hard to get rid of. If they occupy just one dwelling, according to Burlington’s ordinance, the tenant is responsible for getting rid of them. If they spread to other properties owned by the same landlord, he or she is on the line. Warren Barich owns EcoHeat, a Colchester-based company that exterminates bedbugs by heating entire houses to 140 degrees for three to four hours,

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Pull back your covers and look in the seams of the mattress and box spring. Watch for blood spots or fecal spots, dark brown or maroon in color, on mattress or sheets. Use a flashlight to look for bedbugs or their dark droppings in bedroom furniture. Or use a hot hair dryer, a thin knife or an old playing card to force them out of hiding spaces and cracks. Check behind your headboard, along baseboard cracks, in and around nightstands, and behind picture frames. To kill bedbugs, wash bedding, curtains, rugs, carpets and clothes in hot water and dry on hottest dryer setting. Soak delicate clothes in warm water with lots of laundry soap for several hours. Scrub mattress seams with a stiff brush to dislodge bedbugs and their eggs. Vacuum mattresses, bed frames, nearby furniture, floors and carpets. Go to prevent/bedbugs/stop_bedbugs_ safely.aspx for more information, and call a licensed professional if problem persists.

which kills them. Barich has heat-treated 478 properties for bedbugs over the last several years in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maine. He’s done around 50 jobs in Vermont, including several in St. Johnsbury, which Barich says has been particularly hard hit. “The epidemic has been throughout the United States,” says Barich, who’s been heat-treating infestations for 12 years, at approximately $950 per job. “I’ve been preaching here for a long time. People didn’t want to listen.” Paddy Reagan and Jenny Martin went through “hell” trying to rid their Burlington public-housing apartment of bedbugs last summer. Every morning, Martin and her daughter, Greta, would wake with red welts over their arms and legs. Reagan stayed awake several nights to try to catch them, and watched as one crawled onto the bed sheet toward his girlfriend. “It was really freaky,” Reagan says. “It got to the point where I was tripping out looking for them, thinking I was seeing them when I wasn’t.” The Burlington Housing Authority brought in a pest-control company that sprayed the apartment, a job that usually costs around $450. When Reagan and Martin returned, their couch was soaked with spray, but the bugs were still alive. A few days later, their bite patterns returned. Even after moving out and chucking most of their belongings in a Dumpster, they continued to be bitten. Desperate, the couple twice rented bedbug-sniffing dogs from a company in Connecticut. The specially trained dogs — one a beagle, the other a Jack Russell terrier — allowed Reagan and Martin to eradicate problem spots with precision, rather than bombing the place with pesticides. Price tag: $1000. The couple was so impressed, they’ve put a down payment on their own bedbugsniffing dog and plan to launch a business in January called Vermont Bed Bug Dog. “We love the idea of buying used stuff, but it’s a scary idea that you might be bringing bedbugs with you,” says Reagan, who believes he picked up the critters on a trip to Portland, Maine. “We want to work with [used furniture stores] and check them once a week, so people can feel comfortable going there again. They could put a sign out — ‘Inspected by Bed Bug Sniffing Dog.’” 

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SEABA Gets a More Visible Home in the Heart of the South End B Y AMY LI LLY

While SEABA’s new home will include its business office, its main purpose, says Feldman, will be “disseminating cultural information” to the public. Staff will direct visitors to cultural events not only in the South End but throughout Burlington — including ones at the FLEMING MUSEUM and the FIREHOUSE GALLERY — and the region. “It will be like a way to walk into the Seven Days arts calendar,” Feldman quips. “We’re hoping to provide as much information as we can.” As a one-stop info forum and welcome center, the new SEABA office will be unique in town. Currently, says Feldman, the LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, BURLINGTON CITY ARTS and a small kiosk on Church Street each offer only selected cultural listings. The new SEABA space will also contain a members’ gallery, Feldman says, and facilities for art classes and talks. And it will have a “didactic aspect” — a display that documents the South End’s 40-year history of transformation from a manufacturing district to an arts and small-business, postindustrial incubator complex. That shift began with the Howard


Novelist and short story writer Ann Beattie has been called the voice of the Big Chill generation. (She even wrote her own “chill” book, Chilly Scenes of Winter, which became a movie with Mary Beth Hurt in 1979.) At a certain point in the 1980s, it was hard to open a New Yorker without finding one of Beattie’s dryly observant, realist stories chronicling the behavior of her peers. The prizewinning author is in her sixties now, still writing short stories and novels — the latter include Picturing Will; Another You; My Life, Starring Dara Falcon; and her most recent, The Doctor’s House (2002). And local fans can catch up with Beattie — who lives in Maine and Virginia — at the


The soon-to-be quarters of SEABA

Space building SEABA has chosen for its new home. The former brush-manufacturing plant lay vacant, like many of its industrial neighbors, from the 1950s until the early ’70s, when local developer Ray Unsworth bought it with the idea of providing low-rent commercial space for start-up businesses. (Ray’s daughter, KAREN UNSWORTH, now manages the complex for Unsworth Properties Inc.) LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHOCOLATES and CONANT METAL & LIGHT both got their start at Howard Space. Since then, many of the area’s vacated warehouses, factories and distribution centers have been transformed into affordable — and aesthetically desirable — office and studio rental spaces, including the MALTEX BUILDING and Soda Plant on Pine Street and the FLYNNDOG and Vermont Hardware

Company complexes on Flynn. A Seven Days story prior to last year’s Art Hop detailed the past and present uses of postindustrial buildings in the South End, and can still be read at SEABA’s mission to advocate for the South End’s thriving creative economy will be well served by its move, says Feldman. Though it won’t take place until after next month’s Art Hop, which happens September 10 and 11, the new center will be across the street from the Maltex Building — the hub of the Hop this year. Notes Feldman, “We’re stepping front and center.”  For more info about SEABA and the South End Art Hop, visit

upcoming Burlington Book Festival, to be held September 24 through 26. The fest’s roster of visiting writers also includes two Vermonters who recently released widely acclaimed novels: Jon Clinch ((Kings of the Earth) and part-timer Howard Norman ((What Is Left the Daughter; see review in this issue). Visit for the complete schedule. MARGOT HARRISON

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ost Burlington residents have heard of the SOUTH END ARTS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: SEABA organizes the annual SOUTH END ART HOP and spends the rest of the year promoting the Pine Street corridor’s growing throng of artists and small, creative businesses. Few members of the public, though, venture to the organization’s headquarters, which executive director ROY FELDMAN describes as “tucked away” behind Switchback Brewery off Flynn Avenue, in the Vermont Hardware Company complex. That will change in early October when SEABA moves to the HOWARD SPACE — the group of buildings on Pine between Marble and Howard streets. The new location, bookended by Fresh Market and Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, will make the organization far more visible and accessible to residents and tourists alike. (The venue has been occupied for several years by PINE STREET ART WORKS; owner LIZA COWAN is moving down the street to the SODA PLANT, where she’ll set up a new, downsized business, called SMALL EQUALS, as part of the S.P.A.C.E. GALLERY.)


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Workshopping With Pilobolus, Local Dancers Find Their Moves B Y M E G AN JAMES





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are you stepping through mud? Is there resistance?” The dancers respond. Two women inch toward an embrace, straddling the same unstable ground. A young man and woman guide an older woman up off the floor, as if she were a puppet and they were holding the strings. The goal here, explain Kent and Jaworski, is to be specific, to clarify the texture of what each dancer is doing. Pilobolus doesn’t perform improvisational dance, but the dancers use it as research to develop their work. In about six hours of rehearsal a day, Kent says, they typically find only a handful of movements, or moments, to keep. So they continue moving, always aiming to push through doorways to new ideas. “You’ve got to have a short fuse,” Kent says of the creative process. Jaworski adds, “It’s better to make the wrong decision than no decision at all.” About an hour into the workshop, the amateur dancers begin to pick up steam and make bolder movement choices. They have split into groups and are developing short pieces they’ll perform at the end of class. One brave pair is attempting a duet: Jane McCarthy, a 65-year-old self-declared “klutz,” and David Kadoch, an architect hoping to reconnect with himself through dance. When they perform the piece, without music, the gym goes silent. The pair stand back to back, slowly and awkwardly


our women sit on the floor of a high school gym in Lebanon, N.H., their legs straight out before them, and attempt to converse using only their knees. It’s tricky at first; the women are timid and, rather than respond to one another, they simply mimic. Instead of a conversation, they end up with the hesitant folding and unfolding of eight legs at once. It wasn’t their idea, but they’re game. After all, the women did sign up for this movement workshop led by members of Pilobolus, the world-renowned troupe spawned by a dance class held 40 years ago just up the road at Dartmouth College. To celebrate Pilobolus’ beginnings, the Hopkins Center for the Arts has been sponsoring community workshops with the group this summer. The 18 amateur dancers are a few days into the two-week workshop, which culminates with a free performance for the community this weekend. Every day so far has been different, says instructor Matt Kent, but today the group is focused on decision making. In improvisational dance, there can sometimes be too many options, so the instructors’ duty is to set some boundaries. Hence, the knees. During a warm-up, Renee Jaworski, the other instructor, prompts the dancers as they move freely around the gym. “Is the surface of the world you’re in flat?” she asks. “Are you in liquid? When you step,

turning from one side — to look at each other nervously — to the other, again and again. A couple of times, Kadoch whispers something to McCarthy before he clumsily takes her hand, and they turn completely to face each other. They stay like that for a moment, then gradually drop to their knees, and the piece is over. e s s e x s h o p p e s & c i n e m a Now’s the time for audience feedback. 8v-DebFlanders081810.indd 1 8/12/10 1:21:05 PM Kent comments on the powerful connecFACTORY OUTLETS tion the two made with the hand-holding and whispering. Turns out they weren’t exactly planned. McCarthy explains, a bit bashfully, “He wasn’t supposed to grab my hand.” And the sweet nothings? Kadoch was just reminding her what to do next. Kent has them try it again, this time intending to make those connections. And it works. Maybe a bit too well. When they turn and face each other, they linger and stare, sending a flutter through the hushed audience. “Whoa,” Kent says, on his feet. “It’s engaging in its awkwardness, in its intimacy. It’s telling me a story. I could put this on stage right now.” Regardless of whether these dancers are ready for the big time, creative sparks are definitely flying in the high school gym. Which is exactly what Pilobolus is after. “We want to give participants a window into the way we make work — which seems unique,” Kent says. “To get people to learn to play, talk and create something that is BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING w w w . e s s e x s h o p p e s . c o m meaningful to them.” 

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here’s a lot going on in JIM HOGUE’s Mixed Nuts, which is part musical comedy, part history lesson, and built around a play within a play. The long and short of it: A band of Vermont State Hospital inmates are on tour with a musical revue — telling the story of Vermont history through popular American songs of the 1920s and ’30s — when they decide to escape from hospital custody and form an independent republic. Oh, and they’re led by a charismatic inmate named Jeremy Stiles, who fancies himself the second coming of Ethan Allen. The resulting screwball comedy goes up at the UNADILLA THEATRE in Marshfield next week. Hogue, a Vermont historian, playwright and actor, is already well known locally for bringing to life the leader of the Green Mountain Boys. Several years ago, he wrote and performed a one-man show based on Allen’s writings called The Gods of the Hills. This time, he’s exploring a looser interpretation of the Vermont hero, focusing on independence-minded eccentrics and their fearless leader. The protagonist of Mixed Nuts is “the McMurphy of the group,” Hogue says, referring to the charming con man in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. “He leads them on to greater things. He understands them and he likes them, and, of course, he gets in trouble for it.” And like McMurphy’s, Stiles’ institutionalization is questionable. “He knows damn well he’s not Ethan Allen,” Hogue says. “Other people think he thinks he’s Ethan Allen, but he gets so wrapped up that he slips into 18th-century langauge all the time.” A member of the secessionist movement Second Vermont Republic, Hogue has long been enamored of Ethan Allen. “He was always the guy out front

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otal shot in the dark, Charlie, but I’m thinking if you’re hypersensitive to alcohol, you should avoid products with alcohol in them. But you don’t want smartass remarks, you want science. Coming right up. First, let’s examine the facts. According to the “Dear Abby” letter, the recipe called for half a cup of Kahlua and yielded 30 cupcakes. Kahlua is 40 proof, so a half cup contains 0.8 ounces of alcohol — about one and a quarter beers’ worth. Even if all the alcohol remained after baking, you’d have to eat two dozen cupcakes to get the equivalent of one beer. Would the average person then be drunk? No, the average person would then be sick from all those fricking cupcakes.

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Dear cecil, I read a letter to “Dear Abby” from someone who had served cupcakes made with Kahlua liqueur. A coworker claimed she’d gotten drunk from one cupcake, and the writer wondered whether this was possible. Abby said enough alcohol remained to affect someone with alcohol sensitivity. In my opinion, the woman claiming to be drunk from a cupcake was just trying to get attention. How much alcohol is there in spiked cupcakes? How many people are so hypersensitive that one cupcake would make them drunk? Finally, what products would those people need to avoid? charlie in Alabama

The next question is how much alcohol burns off in the oven. We identified two ways of getting at this. The first is via research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which tests foods and beverages to find out how many nutrients are lost during cooking. (Yes, the USDA considers alcohol a nutrient. No immediate application for this knowledge springs to mind, but I’d remember it just the same.) According to the USDA, an open alcoholic beverage sitting out overnight will lose 30 percent of its alcohol content to evaporation. Stirring whiskey into coffee removes about 15 percent of the alcohol in it, and liqueur used to make a flambé such as crêpes Suzette loses about 25 percent. Baking or simmering an alcoholic beverage for 15 minutes vaporizes 60 percent of the alcohol; it takes two and a half hours of cooking to reduce the alcohol content by 95 percent. But enough with the library work. The combination of alcohol and cupcakes made this a natural for investigation by Straight Dope Labs. My assistants Una and Fierra obtained some

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make a paste and applied to the BAC strips. The frosting registered 0.04 percent, the cake roughly 0.30 percent. So the cupcakes had some residual alcohol in them, but seemingly not much.

saliva-activated blood alcohol measuring strips and proceeded as follows: • As a control, they tested their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while stone sober: 0.00 percent. • Next, they each consumed one True Blonde Ale, alcohol content 5.3 percent by volume, from Ska Brewing Company, proud sponsor of the Straight Dope podcast. Their BAC subsequently tested at 0.04 percent. • The two then made 36 cupcakes using a recipe calling for three quarters of a cup of Kahlua, plus another quarter cup for the frosting. They calculated that the batter and frosting together should contain at most 1.8 percent alcohol by weight. Based on the ale phase of the experiment, they hypothesized that eating three cupcakes at a sitting, even if no alcohol were lost due to evaporation or cooking, would produce at most a BAC of just under 0.01 percent. • Six trials were conducted over a two-day period. Each trial consisted of eating three cupcakes and testing BAC an hour later. Results: no trace of alcohol in either experimenter at any point. What became of the leftover Kahlua I didn’t ask. • Meanwhile, the cupcakes themselves were tested for alcohol content. The USDA research led us to believe about 46 percent of the original alcohol would remain. Samples of the cake and frosting were mixed with just enough water to

Is there such a thing as hypersensitivity to alcohol? Yes, but that doesn’t typically mean very small amounts make you drunk. As we’ve discussed here before, many East Asians suffer from an enzyme deficiency that inhibits their ability to metabolize an alcohol byproduct called acetaldehyde. Drinking can result in “Asian flush,” characterized by a flushed face and sometimes a racing pulse and vomiting — hardly drunkenness in the usual sense. What’s more, the trigger amount is on the order of half a


beer, far more than you’d get from a spiked cupcake. Further perusing the medical literature, we find accounts of alcohol-induced anaphylactic shock, essentially a severe allergic reaction. The most common symptom is hives, but others include dizziness, slurred speech, nausea, wheezing, diarrhea and abdominal pain. My guess: If you experience all this, you don’t think you’re drunk, you think you’re going to die. (One nearfatal case of anaphylaxis due to modest alcohol consumption has been reported.) I guess it’s conceivable the supposedly tipsy coworker had a mild allergic reaction along these lines. But, yes, it’s more likely that her cupcake issues were all in her head.

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inquiry to UVM’s engineering department reveals that the Flying Diaper was built in 1968 by the graduating civilengineering class, and it’s officially called a hyperbolic paraboloid — in engineering slang, a “hypar.” It’s a shape made

entirely from straight lines that appears curved — hence its strange appearance. In the spring of ’68, assistant professor of civil engineering Burdette “Bud” Stearns taught a course on the mechanics of materials. Mid-semester, Stearns assigned his 23 students a design project and, to make it interesting, divided the students into groups to compete with each other. When the designs were complete, the class regrouped and voted on the best. The winning design, by Burlington native William Arnold, was chosen for its practicality and the ease with which it could be built. It was a hypar — our future Flying Diaper. Then Ralph Clark — a nontraditional student who had worked in construction — suggested the class actually build the hypar. All the students pitched in, and local firms, including Vermont Structural Steel and Anderson Ready Mix of Waterbury, donated the necessary materials. Stearns managed to bypass university red tape and gain permission to build the structure on the modern-day Redstone Campus. The feat still astounds current UVM engineering professor Jeffrey Laible, one of Stearns’ former students. Clark took charge as foreman, and the building process began. Laible recalls that the group was lucky the weather held. The Rutland Herald ran an article noting that the sunshine gave the male engineering students a different set of problems — distracting “coeds” sunbathing on the lawn. (Redstone used to be the female campus). The group had to build a wooden mold and fit it with steel bars to support the concrete after it was poured. Pouring the concrete was the trickiest

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unbathing, dancing, doing homework (or not), getting married and having sex are just a few good uses of the Flying Diaper. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about an actual diaper. The Flying Diaper is the unofficial name of a structure on the University of Vermont’s Redstone Campus that just happens to resemble a diaper if it were upside down and, well, flying. UVM students pass the Diaper every day en route to classes or Patrick Gymnasium. Its location is also a great place to nap, or have a snowball fight. For a few years, students could even watch a live cable feed of goings-on in front of the Diaper by tuning to channel 13 on their dorm-room sets. UVMtv, the student-run television station, used to be located in the bottom of Coolidge Hall, a building near the Diaper. Then technical director Trav Fryer rigged it so a camera filming the structure connected directly to the cable network. Once, UVM Diaper legend has it, some students forgot about the surveillance and were caught enjoying illicit substances near the Diaper. The opportunity for late-night Diaper amusement was lost, however, when the camera was taken down at the end of the 2009 academic year, when UVMtv moved into its current Davis Center location. Students have a strange fascination with the Diaper, mainly because few know why it’s there in the first place. Even professors who have been at the university for years admit they don’t know the origins of this oddly shaped structure. The only clue available to the curious investigator is the rumor that engineering students were behind it. Turns out, the rumor is correct. An

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n Texas, state Rep. Debbie Riddle is publicizing intelligence she’s received of a “nefarious plot” to train immigrants’ “anchor babies” as “little terrorists” in their home countries, then return them as adults to bring down American democracy. In New York, patriots are decrying a cultural center and mosque, slated to rise a few blocks from Ground Zero, as “a citadel of Islamic supremacy.” Sarah Palin is tweeting appeals to “peaceful New Yorkers” and “peace-loving Muslims” to “refudiate” the project “in [the] interest of healing.” Newt Gingrich is denouncing this “Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization.” At the Capitol, Republican Senators Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are gunning to repeal the portion of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment that grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. Birthright citizenship, adopted after the Civil War to enfranchise African slaves, distinguishes America from other democracies as a nation that recognizes it is built by immigrants. In the White House, even as the Obama administration sues Arizona to overturn its law authorizing local police to demand identification of anyone who appears to be Mexican — er, undocumented — the president reaffirms his toughness on wetbacks and towelheads by spearheading a $600 million bordersecurity buildup. And here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, we are being asked to help defend the besieged homeland. According to the Hardwick Gazette, a federal border-patrol agent paid a call to the Craftsbury select board to inform them the feds will be setting up mobile checkpoints on Route 14. “It’s every American’s job to be alert as far as homeland security,” Newport officer Fernando Beltran declared. He clarified that the problem isn’t Canadians sneaking over the border but, in the reporter’s words, “aliens using Canada as a conduit.” Ah, aliens. Local resident Dan Pittenger decoded this comment in his letter to the next week’s Gazette: For the 96.4 percent of other Vermonters “with pale skin,” he wrote, the checkpoint stops will be easy. More’s the woe, then, for the Mexican

farmhands whose toil is helping keep Vermont’s sinking dairy industry afloat. On the other side of the state, where most of the roughly 1500 undocumented laborers are employed, activists have moved a few town police departments to adopt don’t-ask-don’t-tell policies regarding immigration status — unless the person is suspected of a crime. But cops elsewhere feel free to suspect people who look foreign and ask them for their papers. Hardwick’s practices fall somewhere in between. “We have a non-racial-profiling policy here,” police Chief Joe LaPorte told me. “Obviously, if people are committing a violation … and there is a question [of their immigration status] that may come up, we’d have to report that to the authorities. But if someone is just walking in the store, we’re not going to target people based on their appearance.” State police decline to raid farms that might be harboring aliens (a crime carrying a 10-year sentence), and the agency has new antibias policies addressing racial profiling. But those regs fail to mention — much less prohibit — immigration interrogations. That’s because the state police sometimes back up federal agents. These inconsistent practices and cozy relationships between state and federal enforcers send a clear message to the Mexican farmworker: Keep your brown ass out of public places. Meanwhile, Officer Beltran assured the good people of Craftsbury that the feds trawling their back roads will create little inconvenience. “I don’t think it will affect a lot of people,” he said. And therein lies the problem. For if the campesino’s invisibility protects his employer as well as himself, it also protects Vermonters from themselves — and the world. Vermonters love localism. At the same time, in a state where “diversity” can be bought for the price of a samosa at the farmers market, they also like to think of themselves as socially tolerant. But as the nation grows feverish with nativism, this self-contained self-regard, no matter how innocent, will be strained. And as the local goes global, this tolerance will be tested. Consider the following. Scene 1: a wine-and-cheese party at a splendid hillside summer house in Greensboro, where Sterling College is cultivating friends for its experiential,

“place-based,” environmentally centered education. The writer and college trustee John Elder gives a charming talk in which he comments that the tripartite frame inside which academics understand the world — race, class and gender — can be much enriched by a fourth category, place. He praises the idea of working within one’s biosphere. Will Wootton, Sterling’s president, continues on the theme of place, touting the students’ commitment and contributions to the college’s own community. Asked what experiential education taught him, an

You might get so pleased with yourself for acting locally that you forget to act — or even think

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alumnus says he learned, among other things, “interpersonal relationships.” While everyone smiles, it occurs to me that the community to which the 100 nearly all white, middle-class students are donating their talents, and with whom they are honing their interpersonal skills, is the equally white, increasingly wealthy, well-educated village of Craftsbury Common, in a biosphere of almost Edenic perfection: the high Black River Valley, lush in summer, snowy in winter, brilliant in autumn. And then I am reminded of the first time I heard a speaker — Kirkpatrick Sale, more than 20 years ago — promote the biosphere as the optimal sociopolitical entity. A woman shouted from the audience: “In my biosphere, they wouldn’t let me have an abortion.” In other words, the fervent commitment to place, especially if that place is homogenous and happily situated, can insulate you from the struggles of race, class or gender, or the lack thereof. Scene 2: the Hardwick Town House, where a good-sized crowd has gathered to watch “Silenced Voices,” a documentary by the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, and “Neighbors,” East

Hardwick’s Meredith Holch’s animation about her own relationship with the Mexican workers at a nearby farm. Questions from the audience follow. They reveal two things: concerned curiosity, and a general ignorance of an issue that could turn the next two national elections. In other words, in a place like Hardwick, lately branded as Locavore City, USA, you might be lulled into thinking there is such a thing in the 21st century as a local agricultural economy and a purely local politics, and that all you have to do to better the world is join the town rec committee and eat your neighbor’s organic tomatoes instead of the ones shipped from Israel in Styrofoam. You might get so pleased with yourself for acting locally that you forget to act — or even think — globally.


n a later conversation, Wootton distinguished between localism and place-based learning. The former, he said, “is about politics and attitude” and is sometimes ignorant — the idea, for instance, that Vermont could be self-sufficient. “We don’t make stainless steel,” he pointed out. “So, how are we going to

cook all this good food?” The latter is an educational strategy: Students “stand in the stream” of local experience to learn universally applicable ways of thinking: “A college is a specialized universe whose job is not to be of a community but to take young minds and keep them for a while and push them back out,” Wootton said. He defends Sterling’s focus on environment and agriculture while letting social politics “come up” in class or independent studies; a small college’s curriculum can stretch only so far “before it

gets so skinny it disappears.” But does he connect this focus with his frustration in diversifying Sterling’s student body and faculty? I mean, an Indian American scholar studying the global inequities created by the genetic engineering of rice might notice the difference between localism and an educational fealty to this little “place.” Sooner or later, the global comes tiptoeing into your biosphere with foreign sand on its shoes. And on its tail follows a patrol car, blaring anxiety into your peaceful community. Nation-states will

fight over the fate of “illegal aliens”; sometimes policy will be liberal, somtimes restrictive. But as long as capital wealth keeps zipping wealth through cyberspace from stock market to stock market, laboring bodies will cross national borders to create that wealth. Contrary to Officer Beltran’s promise, “it” will affect a lot of people, indeed, all people. Our first responsibility is to know this. Then, to act on it. How? Invite your local farmworkers to church. Persuade the town police to

adopt consistent, immigration-statusneutral practices. Stage a demonstration when the feds park on the road. Push state and federal immigration reform in the opposite direction of Arizona’s. And come out of your place. For those who choose to act only locally may be doing nothing more than tending their own gardens. m

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he price of an American liberal arts education continues to soar. But, in return for the $50,000 or more that many are collecting per student per year, do colleges need to offer better value in what they’re teaching? Yes, says Bennington College president Elizabeth Coleman. Like the University of Chicago’s Allan Bloom 20 years ago, but in a more progressive vein, she has agitated academia with her searing attack on the quality of liberal arts education in the United States. Coleman’s critique of higher-ed institutions as narrow-minded promoters of civic passivity wins general endorsement from her colleagues at the University of Vermont, Champlain College and the Vermont State Colleges system — even as they hasten to absolve their own schools of the failings excoriated by Bennington’s 72-year-old provocateur. Coleman cuts an impressive figure in the video of the closing speech she delivered at the February 2009 conference of TED, a nonprofit that promotes “ideas worth spreading.” Wearing a black pant suit and flowered scarf that offset her cropped white hair, she referred only occasionally to her notes in the course of a 19-minute polemic that clearly riveted her listeners and continues to rattle the U.S. educational establishment. “The progression of today’s college student,” Coleman declared in the speech, which has attracted more than 15,000 views on YouTube, “is to jettison every interest except one, and within that one to continually narrow the focus, learning more and more about less and less — this, despite the evidence all around us of the interconnectedness of things.” Coleman told attendees of the California conference — which was also addressed by Al Gore and Bill Gates — that “over the past century, the expert has dethroned the educated generalist to become the sole model of intellectual accomplishment.” She further decried higher education’s “increasing emphasis on the technical and obscure,” even as “mastery of basic skills and a bare

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minimum of cultural literacy eludes vast numbers of our students.” One result has been a learned helplessness on the part of the U.S. citizenry, a paralysis of the body politic brought on by chronic ignorance, Coleman thundered. More than half of Americans don’t believe in evolution, she noted, adding that many of those who do don’t

actually understand it. America was “impotent” to stem genocide in Rwanda and Darfur, while on the home front there has been acquiescence to the “shredding of the Constitution, the unraveling of our public institutions, the deterioration of our infrastructure,” along with “a harrowing predilection for the uses of force.”

Because “genuine liberal arts education no longer exists” in the United States, the field has been left clear for fundamentalists to promulgate “the absolutes of a theocracy,” Coleman asserted. The Bennington president mentioned the exhilaration that followed Obama’s election just a few months before her speech, but warned that genuine change could not occur without the engagement of the public. “President Obama and his team simply cannot do it alone,” Coleman presciently suggested. Liberal arts education is supposed to instill “an enhanced capacity for civic engagement,” she went on, but today, “we, the people, have become inured to our own irrelevance when it comes to doing anything significant about anything that matters concerning governance, beyond waiting another four years ... There is no such thing as a viable democracy made up of experts, zealots, politicians and spectators.” In keeping with her action-oriented manifesto, Coleman is not merely lamenting a sorry situation. She is “reinventing” Bennington as a model of a new type of liberal arts college that puts as much emphasis on deeds as on ideas. Coleman’s radical approach is embodied in a $20 million Center for the Advancement of Public Action due to open next year on the 470-acre campus. It will be a physical focal point for a curriculum organized around six broad study topics: health, equity, education, the environment, uses of force and governance. This is by no means the beginning of Coleman’s reforms; she’s been shaking things up since becoming president of the 78-year-old school in 1987. Bennington used to be stereotyped as a spendy and artsy place that attracted trust-fund bohemians. A decade ago, it was the most expensive college in the country, and it gained national attention in 2004 for a nude student protest against Coleman’s crackdown on student nudity. More significantly, Coleman made news by abolishing Bennington’s tenure system, firing several professors and

The liberal arts isn’t about majoring in anything.

It’s about developing fundamental capacities, both ethical and intellectual.


ut does the educational establishment want more than it thinks it wants? In a Q&A session with Coleman, we learned she’s eager to challenge the received ideas of her peers. Liz Coleman, as she’s listed on the TED website, is herself a product of elite liberal arts schooling, having earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, a master’s from Cornell and a PhD from Columbia. A Shakespeare scholar, Coleman was a professor of humanities at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, where she also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Seven Days reached her by phone as she vacationed on Cape Cod. SEVEN DAYS: I bet you were the product of a liberal arts education. LIZ COLEMAN: I did my undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, which was a very powerful experience because it gave me an idea of what a liberal arts education could be. SD: What was your major? LC: I ended up working in a program called General Studies in the Humanities [now called Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities]. The overwhelming thrust of it was a broad-based and deep immersion in liberal arts.

SD: Probably not. LC: I’m not talking about having no focus as part of a liberal arts education. The approach we’re developing at Bennington is highly integrated. The focus on health, for example, doesn’t eliminate other areas. You have to bring an enormous range of perspectives to it in order to succeed in that program.

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SD: Are you saying that technical education, career-focused higher education, isn’t a good direction to take? LC: A single consuming focus on careerism is not what higher education’s responsibilities to this society are. Don’t put me in an all-or-nothing place; that’s just cheap journalism. Obviously, people’s material wellbeing is very important. But when it becomes the only thing that matters, democracy collapses.


SD: You say in your speech that liberal arts education no longer exists in the United States. But you’re exaggerating, aren’t you? Don’t Vermont schools like Middlebury and St. Michael’s offer

SD: I doubt that schools like Middlebury or St. Mike’s would agree that they don’t provide a genuine liberal arts education. They probably don’t think they’ve failed in that regard. LC: How do you account for the spectacular and rising focus on private interest and the specific lack of focus on the public realm among educated citizens in this country today? Are St. Michael’s students capable of engaging the world better than graduates of a school like MIT?


SD: In your TED speech, you criticize higher ed in the United States for focusing too much on specific disciplines, for not being wide-ranging in its approach. Yet the Center for the Advancement of Public Action that you’re building at Bennington focuses on specific areas such as health, the environment and armed conflict. Isn’t that a contradiction? LC: Those topics become the center of a broad curriculum, a way of organizing a curriculum. The focus is always on action. What’s so striking about the way higher education is organized now is that with all our formidable resources, we can’t seem to get the job done. No one seems to be saying anything about the failure of higher education as having relevance to, a positive impact on, our quality of life.

their students a traditional liberal arts education? LC: A lot of schools call themselves liberal arts colleges, including Bennington. But their curricula are indistinguishable from that of any major research university. What’s one of the first things you asked me? What I majored in, right? The liberal arts isn’t about majoring in anything. It’s about developing fundamental capacities, both ethical and intellectual. It’s about the arts, in the broadest sense. A liberal arts education asks appropriate questions about what it means to be human beings. It shouldn’t fragment into pieces across the educational landscape. But liberal arts today is defined by whether you majored in physics or literature. Also, more and more colleges are offering business majors because that’s how they can attract more kids. I mean it: Liberal arts no longer exist insofar as they have to do with what I said about building intellectual and ethical capacities.

erasing divisions among academic depart- students from other countries enrolled in ments. In addition to shattering shib- U.S. colleges and universities. boleths, those moves helped the college Champlain College likewise takes an insave money. With a total tab of $50,860 terdisciplinary approach to learning “simithis year, Bennington no longer ranks lar to Bennington’s,” says Betsy Beaulieu, even among the 10 priciest schools in the dean of the school’s Core Division. “We’re United States. Enrollment has risen to 664 a career-focused institution, it’s true, but undergrads and 144 graduate students. we’ve taken great strides to [be] more than And, to be fair, Bennington does have a that,” Beaulieu adds. Champlain focuses on proud academic legacy, counting among its “the whole student,” she says, placing prialumni the novelists Bret Easton Ellis and ority on developing “the life of the mind.” Donna Tartt (both of whom chronicled And, while she finds merit in some of its more decadent days); the actor Alan what Coleman says, Beaulieu points out Arkin; the food theorist Michael Pollan; that current economic circumstances are and the painter Helen Frankenthaler. only heightening the pressure on colUVM provost Jane Knodell agrees leges and universities to prepare students with Coleman’s call for specific, seemfor an interdiscipliningly stable careers. ary liberal arts cur“Today’s generation riculum designed to of college students motivate and equip is very concerned students to become about what their lives civic activists. And will be after they Knodell believes her graduate,” Beaulieu own institution is in observes. sync with those aims. Tim Donovan, About 60 percent of chancellor of the UVM’s 10,000-plus Vermont State undergrads are enColleges system, rolled in the College makes a similar point of Arts and Sciences, even as he enthusiwhile the university’s astically endorses schools conferring Coleman’s critique. professional degrees “A liberal arts eduin education, engication in which no neering and nursing one is prepared have “strong liberal for employment is arts components,” equally as wrong” Knodell says. as the technically The provost also focused and overly defends UVM’s new specialized setup that “spires of excellence” Coleman is deplormodel as consistent ing, Donovan says. Eliz abe t h Co lem an, with Coleman’s Castleton, Lyndon, president, vision. She says the Johnson, Vermont B ennin g t o n Co llege university’s decision Technical College to focus resources and the Community on three “transdisciCollege of Vermont plinary” fields of study — food systems; all strive to provide “a broad-based eduneuroscience, behavior and health; and cation,” the chancellor adds. And widecomplex systems — is rooted in the real- ranging knowledge, or at least curiosity, ization that “the ability to address social is increasingly essential for practical and economic problems comes not from purposes, he notes, citing projections that more specialization but from making the average student may have as many connections.” as seven or eight careers over a lifetime. As compelling as Coleman’s analysis — “The ability to be continuously learning and that of Bloom before her — may be, it new things is more important than ever,” has not supplanted the issues that domi- Donovan says. nate debate on the direction of American It’s the responsibility of liberal arts higher ed, Knodell adds. Concerns about schools to challenge students’ assump“access and affordability” remain at the tions about themselves and about higher top of the academy’s agenda, she notes. ed as primarily the path to a vocation, And Knodell further argues that, for all Donovan says. “Students need more than its inadequacies, the American higher-ed they think they need,” he finds, “and it can system continues to be the world’s best, also turn out that they actually want more as demonstrated by the thousands of than they think they want.”

Gut Reactions In some college classes, what you learn is not par for the course B Y L AUREN OBER






hen Middlebury College professor Jason Mittell pitched a 200-level film and media culture course called “Urban American and Serial Television: Watching ‘The Wire’” to the school’s curriculum committee, none of its members questioned the class’ academic merits. Although the course wasn’t standard collegiate fare — it was designed around HBO’s critically acclaimed drama “The Wire” — the committee understood that the television series presents an accurate, if bleak, portrayal of a struggling American city. The committee also recognized that the show provided a springboard for discussions of both contemporary urban American society and the aesthetic practices of modern television. Its sole concern was how much time students would need to spend watching the epic series. While national news media made a big deal of the course when it was first offered in 2009, Mittell is hardly the first professor to use popular media or other subjects attractive to today’s college students to drive a course. Colleges increasingly welcome classes whose subject matter may seem more suited to the coffeehouse than the academy, and Bob Cluss, Middlebury’s dean of curriculum, welcomes the trend. “More and more, there’s an appreciation that excellent content can be found in interesting places,” Cluss says. “There’s been a trend of moving away from the more traditional canon, if you will.” What I’d like to know is, where the hell were these classes when I was suffering through Professor No-Sweat McNett’s interminable intro to anthropology course? While I did take a number of classes on interesting topics — such as white-collar crime; drugs and alcohol in contemporary culture; and sports in society — I never saw classes on gardening, the apocalypse or how to become a rock star in my college catalog. Today’s college students have access to as many wacky courses as kicked kegs at a frat party. Despite the appearance of academic flimsiness, these offbeat courses are just as rigorous as their more conventional cousins, Cluss insists. He

believes their interdisciplinary nature mirrors our interconnected and evershrinking world. Still, just try explaining to parents why they’re paying $50,000 a year for their kid to learn about comic books and circus freaks. Here are some college classes currently offered in Vermont we wish we could take.

Burlington College WCN 234 — 2001: Space Odyssey and the Philosophy of Everyday Life It’s a safe bet that if you ’ve seen Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey, you still don’t have a clue what it means. Unless you watched it while you were high, in which case you probably can’t remember your brilliant analysis of the movie anyway. But if you take Didier Delmas’ class, you’ll be that much closer to deciphering the meaning of the film. According to the course description, the class “will explore 2001 as a battle between rationalism and relativism — or, more particularly, as the film suggests through its music and graphics, between the conflicting philosophies of René Descartes and Friedrich Nietzsche — that continually challenges viewers with the questions: Do we make nature or does nature make us?” Got that? If you don’t, fret not. Delmas also examines parodic takes on the movie, and students get to make their own 2001 spoofs.

Castleton State College CRJ 3140 — Mass Murderers and Serial Killers Murder is always a hot topic on college campuses, though not always for good reasons. Remember the shootings in Virginia Tech and the University of Alabama in Huntsville? This course explores mass killings like

those perpetrated by deeply disgruntled and disturbed people, but also the work of more premeditated murderers Son of Sam and the Green River Killer. You may not be able to sleep so well after Laurie Rosenzweig’s class, but at least you’ll learn how serial killers got that way.

in Joe Markowski’s class will “further” their exploration of “the interfaces between philosophy and pop culture.” You don’t need to get what Jerry was talking about; you just need to be, man. And don’t worry: “No prerequisites required for this trip.”

Champlain College

Johnson State College

EDG 310 — Interactive Storytelling

BIO 1050 — Pretty or Nasty: The World of Cosmetics

Contemporary video games are nothing without the story. That’s why you don’t see gamers today spending hours diddling with Pong or Pac-Man. Today’s video games have intricate plotlines and complicated character arcs. Donkey Kong they ain’t. Take the Xbox 360 game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction (yes, that Tom Clancy, of crime-thriller fame). The plot description on Wikipedia is longer than this article. At Champlain, Erik Esckilsen, a journalism and creative writing instructor, will help students in the college’s Game Design program “transform stories in games from simplistic, clunky add-ons into mature, compelling art forms.” I guess that’s how you explain it to the parents — it’s art!

What could be better than a college course that begins with a makeover? No, seriously. In Liz Dolci’s class, students will be treated to a makeup session offered by a “representative from a cosmetic company.” This is all in the pursuit of knowledge, mind you. In addition to the makeover, students will learn about the economics of the $18 billion global cosmetics industry. Also taught — safety, ethical and selfesteem issues relating to lipstick, blush and eyeliner. Male students looking for a hot date might do well to sign up for this coed hotbed. But be prepared to talk about your own cosmetic use.

Green Mountain College

So you want to be a rock star? Who doesn’t? Luckily, Lyndon State recognizes that most of us harbor this secret desire. In this class, taught by bona fide rock star Joe Gittleman, of Mighty Mighty Bosstones fame, and history professor Paul Searls, students will learn the finer points of stage diving, hair swinging and guitar riffing. Extra credit goes to those who collect hot groupies and bring them to class. Students will also learn about the cultural roots of rock ’n’ roll and historical forces that helped shape the various styles of rock music. Tight pants and leather jackets are optional.

PHI 3000 — The Grateful Dead & Philosophy You can’t be a hippie college in Vermont without offering a course on the sagacity of Jerry Garcia. The faculty at Green Mountain College (recently voted greenest college in the nation by Sierra magazine) understands this. Hence a course that teases out the philosophical themes that influenced the metamorphosis of Deadhead culture and seeks to grasp the nature of psychedelic experiences. According to the course description, students

Lyndon State College MUS 3055 — Rock and Roll: Form and Style


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SD: Isn’t the emphasis you place on civic action out of keeping with the traditional notion of liberal arts as allowing students to arrive at their own conclusions: to choose whether to act or not? And what about art for art’s sake? Shouldn’t a poet or a painter be able to live in a purely aesthetic, non-action-oriented way? LC: What I’m talking about has to do

SD: You say there’s a lack of citizen activism in this country today. But what about the tea Party? You probably don’t agree with what the tea Party says, but it’s a genuine activist movement, isn’t it? LC: Part of the problem with the Tea Party is that they don’t respect evidence or the exchange of ideas in debate, and those are fundamental principles. Democracy means being open and allowing those with views other than your own the right to speak. My criticism of the Tea Party is that they are not letting that happen.

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My critique is not of professional schools, not about nursing schools, not about law schools. I’m not talking about all of education; I’m talking about liberal arts education. Technical and professional schools are actually doing what they’re supposed to be doing; liberal arts education isn’t doing what it’s supposed to be doing. In a democracy there are responsibilities of education that must not be defined in terms of a marketplace mentality. When economic self-interest is the only objective rather than the outcome, then something is very wrong. But of course the outcome of a good education should be that you’re able to flourish in the world.

with the responsibilities of citizenship. Civic action isn’t optional; it’s an obligation for citizens of a democracy. As the president of a school with a long tradition of honoring art for art’s sake, I happen to have enormous respect for poetry and all the arts. But just because poetry can be an end in itself doesn’t mean the poet has no other obligations. A poet still has obligations as a citizen of a democracy. I challenge the whole idea of a value-neutral education that you’re putting forward.

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Gut Reactions « P.28 Marlboro College NSC 596 — Chemistry in the Kitchen Everyone knows that if you’re not into the natural sciences, the study of chemistry can be as soporific as a bottle of Ambien. But not at Marlboro, where chemistry instruction takes a practical bent. In this class taught by Todd Smith, students learn more than how that three-week-old pizza slice at the back of the fridge came to support a small nation of mold. Topics include

what acid is, how bacteria perform fermentation and how heat changes food. In addition to weekly lectures, the course features edible “experiments.” What college kid doesn’t love free food?

Middlebury College AMST 0283 — From George Washington to John Travolta: Social Dance in Popular Culture Despite its catchy title, this class, taught by Andrew Wentink, is pretty standard academic fare. It’s less about “Stayin’ Alive” and more about staying awake. We kid. If you want to know how the Lindy Hop influenced postwar race relations, or how the

CLASS RECALL Seven Days staffers have taken their share of ridiculous college courses. Here’s a smattering of some memorable classroom experiences:





Margot Harrison, associate editor “Representations of Death in German Literature,” Harvard University It was taught by a young female German professor on a fellowship who treated the whole subject (which was her next book) with unseemly glee. I quickly learned the real theme of the course was “German romantic writers were totally hot for dead chicks.” Week after week, we watched Fräulein Bronfen’s eyes glitter as she dissected a famous poet’s necrophilia. While there were a lot of creepy poems written about pretty dead girls back then, many of the (many, many) assigned texts were only tangentially related to the theme. Still, recently, when skimming the Twilight books (which rhapsodize about the vampire hero’s “cold, marble” skin), I decided Bronfen was on to something after all. Millions of necrophiliac teenage girls can’t be wrong. Ken Picard, staff writer “Music and Mysticism,” University of Texas at Austin This was a graduate-level course taught through the department of ethnomusicology, and was a global survey of various rites and rituals involving music, trance and altered states of consciousness, which frequently involve psychoactive drugs. We learned about everything from the whirling Dervishes of Sufism to voodoo drumming rituals to Grateful Dead shows. Got exposed to a lot of unusual tunes. Hallucinogens? Except for the independent-study variety, not so much. Suzanne Podhaizer, food editor “Sociology of Pleasure,” University of Vermont We discussed Michael Jackson, watched the movie Freaks and theorized about sex. It was like late nights in the dorm, except with a professor there. Carolyn Fox, calendar editor “Human Sexuality,” Champlain College I took it my last semester, and the first class started with a rousing game of sex-term charades. My friend Laura and

Hustle contributed to sexual promiscuity in the 1970s, this is the course for you. Warning: real work ahead. The class “will involve the investigation of primary source materials including contemporary letters and diaries, dance manuals, newspaper and journal reports, and accounts of social dance in American literature.” If you’re lucky, you might learn how to Charleston.

Norwich is just straight up about killing. Of all kinds. Intrafamilial homicide, murder in the workplace, gangland killings. You name it, she covers it. The class isn’t just a prurient examination of murder as entertainment; students taking this course will actually learn “characteristics, trends and the theoretical explanations of homicide.” Don’t worry — no actual killing techniques are taught. That’s a different Norwich class.

Norwich University CJ 424 — Murder: Our Killing Culture While Castleton’s murder class is specifically about those who kill serially, Penny Shtull’s course at

I thought we had it hard when we had to enact “erectile dysfunction” in front of a classroom full of strangers, but it proved far easier than other partners’ picks, like “abortion” and “hermaphrodite.” The class was a lively, open and effective approach to sexual education. Other memorable learning activities included writing dirty words for anatomy on the dryerase boards to analyze their implications, and acting out arguments between couples to work on sexual communication. Tyler Machado, deputy online editor “Women and the Christian Tradition,” St. Michael’s College This was the most awkward course I took. I’m a guy, and I was raised Catholic (although I haven’t been to church since confirmation), so this class was an exercise in self-loathing. To make matters worse, I was the only male in the class. The fact that I’m totally for gender equality and against cultural patriarchy didn’t make that fact any less awkward. But at least I know now what it’s like to be on the wrong end of tokenism. Andy Bromage, staff writer “Native American Beadwork,” Colorado College Freshman year I took a class called “Native American Beadwork,” where — you guessed it — we learned how to make traditional Indian bead designs. We mastered the art of peyote stitch, the tubelike beads that Native Americans wrap around sticks, and nappy hippies wrap decoratively around their dreads. As if sitting in a studio-art room beading for three hours at a clip wasn’t chill enough, the class went on an overnight beading retreat to the Cabin — literally, a log cabin the college owned in the foothills of Pikes Peak. There, my classmates and I happily beaded the day away. The mosaiclike designs — made of tiny glass seed beads that we sewed with needle and thread — were actually quite beautiful. But I had trouble explaining to my incredulous father why his hard-earned money was paying for me to take an “arts and crafts” class. Celia Hazard, designer “Geek Graffiti,” Parsons The New School for Design The main idea of the course was to somehow document the strange and everyday events that took place on the New York City streets, and then make that into some sort of web-based platform. Our homework every week was to snap

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pics of graffiti, so I often found myself in places that maybe I shouldn’t have been, with a camera for self-defense. We got an automatic A for getting arrested. I got the closest in the class by taking pics of stuff under the freeway. I think the cops thought I was taggin’ shit! I got a B+ for those photos. Eva Sollberger, multimedia producer Independent study/gym class, Bard College at Simon’s Rock My favorite course in college was an independent study/ gym class in which I wrote lame journal entries about all the physical activity I was getting while doing nary a thing. There was something entertaining about describing walks through the woods that I never actually took. I feel sorry for the fool who had to read all that ridiculous rambling. Dan Bolles, music editor Bowling, University of Vermont My experience at UVM was checkered, at best. But during my groovy-UV cameo, the class I always wanted to take was bowling. Come to think of it, that may explain the brevity of my collegiate career. Megan James, arts writer “Anatomy and Kinesiology,” Middlebury College One of my wackiest classes was “Anatomy and Kinesiology” — in the dance department — which I took for the science distribution requirement after flunking Rocks for Jocks. Every day we’d pair up and touch each other, one partner lying down while the other pulled on her neck, or bent her knees open and closed. One time we sat in a circle all together and learned how to breathe through our many sphincters. Lauren Ober, staff writer “Strategies in Stress Reduction,” American University One of the more absurd classes I took taught us how to cope with and prevent stress in our lives. As a college junior with no real responsibilities, I didn’t know from stress. But it seemed like an easy A, and Lord knows I needed one of those. We mostly sat in the dark with our shoes off and talked about meditation. Sometimes we tried to meditate. Once a Buddhist monk visited the class and told us that our brains functioned the same way in meditation as they did during orgasm. I had a whole new level of appreciation for meditation after that. – L.O.

“Dear Mom and Dad, College is great. I’m learning how to tie flies. Please send waders, a creel and the new Orvis catalog.” And thus begins the college career of a handful of lucky St. Mike’s freshmen — in a class about fly-fishing. Understandably, Bill Grover’s offering is a perennial favorite. Who wouldn’t want to learn ancient angling techniques while getting college credit? Lest parents think the class isn’t academic enough, the students will apparently “contemplate questions of philosophy, politics, class, gender, science, religion, life cycles and the serious pursuit of leisure.” Extra credit if anyone actually hooks anything.

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SD: Don’t you think our current president has a liberal arts background? From Columbia? From Harvard? LC: So what? It’s not just Obama, but also Bill Clinton who went to elite schools with liberal arts pedigrees, as, for that matter, did George [W.] Bush, though maybe getting Cs at Yale doesn’t qualify. But all of them, when they talk about education, it’s always about what we need to do in order to be more economically competitive. We’ve poured billions of dollars into trying to get our kids to be better at math and science. It hasn’t gotten us anywhere as a society. SD: How will Bennington make a difference? LC: Look, a lot of people are troubled about what’s going on in the world. We’re making an effort to respond to the feeling that we’re not doing what we need to be doing on many, many fronts. The real challenge — not just for Bennington but for everyone — is: How do we respond effectively to these problems; how do we do the things that matter? What we’re developing is intended to address all that.

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What is every college student’s dream? Hint: It’s not ending up in a “Girls Gone Wild” video. Answer? A class completely devoted to beer. The ingredients of beer, the production of beer, the drinking of beer, etc. In Todd Pritchard’s freshmanlevel food-science class, students learn how beer is made and how the beverage should be consumed responsibly. They’re also taught how to play quarters, beer pong and flip cup. Students can expect to be tested on keg-stand technique. 

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t’s hard to describe what’s good about the novels of Howard Norman. They don’t have intricate or exciting plots; they don’t cover broad canvases; they don’t unleash bold metaphors or breathtaking insights. They’re actually quite small in every sense. But the New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly and other popular publications didn’t review Norman’s latest just because it’s short (always a plus in the mind of a book critic). I also don’t think they gave What Is Left the Daughter their coveted coverage purely because the part-time East Calais resident has

This is what TV writers call a teaser. Starting with a bang has become received wisdom in the fiction world, too: Open your “literary” novel with an accident or a murder or a bizarre love triangle plus a double suicide, and casual readers will pick it up. Those readers may be disappointed by what happens to Wyatt next. He attends the funerals. He leaves school. He watches the woman his parents both loved — a pretty neighbor, but not exactly a femme fatale — board a ship. He drives to Middle Economy, a modest village on the Nova Scotia coast, to apprentice

Norman’s is a music of plain speech, of people who




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literary bona fides — awards and acclaim for his previous novels and translations — or even because the novel starts with a sensational event that makes for a nice hook. Food writers use the term “mouth feel” to convey the difficult-to-describe sensations of eating and drinking — taste, texture, aftertaste. Norman’s novels have great word feel. A longtime student of indigenous oral literatures, he gives his prose a rhythm that may tempt you to read it aloud even if you tuned out your English profs when they started droning on about the “music” of language. Norman’s is a music of plain speech, of people who don’t waste words even on tragedies. The narrator of What Is Left the Daughter is Wyatt Hillyer, a man who claims to know little of words, and the book is an extended letter to the 21-year-old daughter he hasn’t seen in years. Addressing his daughter directly, Wyatt promises to tell her about a “terrible incident that I took part in.” But he starts off by relating a terrible incident he didn’t take part in — the deaths of his parents. Both in love with the same woman, they jumped off two different bridges in Halifax on the same day when their son was 17.

with his uncle, who makes toboggans. He chats with a woman who makes scones and with another woman who does stenography. He falls in love with his cousin, Tilda. Since Tilda is adopted, the relationship poses no obstacle to her potential union with Wyatt. The fact that she’s just met a tall, handsome, well-spoken student does. But Hans Mohring, the object of Tilda’s interest, is a native German. In 1942, on Canada’s eastern coast, that’s a dangerous thing to be — even if your family fled from Hitler. War is never far away. Dogged by grim news reports of U-boats attacking passenger ferries, Tilda’s father smashes his prized Beethoven records and leaves the pieces on his daughter’s bed. Worse is to come, and Wyatt will be complicit. The matter-of-fact, stoic, Canadian way in which Wyatt relates all this may not endear him to readers. At first glance, his parents’ deaths seem scarcely to touch him. But the novel’s clunky title has a purpose. It comes from a parable Wyatt hears at church, in which an old woman tells her son to stop lamenting the sadness of his own life and reach out to his estranged offspring. “And what is left the daughter?” she asks him.

The question resonates several times in the novel. What did Wyatt’s parents leave him when they made their sudden exits? (Basically, a void — a realization that he’d known nothing of their inner lives.) What does Wyatt have to leave his daughter? Can he give her something better than the terrible sense of emptiness he was given? And finally, what does the past ever leave the present? What, for instance, does the generation that lived through World War II leave for its children and grandchildren? Norman doesn’t address those last two questions explicitly. This is a no-nonsense historical novel in which the author doesn’t try to force past-present parallels or impress us with the extent of his research. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to read the account of how Wyatt’s uncle gradually withdraws from his wife to devote himself to atrocity reports on his staticky radio without thinking of the people who became news junkies after 9/11, each new development fueling their fear and anger. Nowadays, we tend to complain that the media bring us too much information, but Norman reminds us that too little information could also be terrifying. “[T]he whole time people have their stomachs twisted in knots worrying that there’s some terrible news they don’t yet know about,” Wyatt tells his uncle. “Like there’s a terrible secret about to be told them.” At a time when Hitler’s seamen sometimes sneaked ashore and mingled with Canadians, such fears weren’t outlandish. What Is Left the Daughter is partially a tale of the dangers of judging by association — and here one may think of the current flap over building American mosques. But, to Norman’s credit, he doesn’t simplify things. Most of his rural villagers are willing to give Hans Mohring the benefit of the doubt, even as they acknowledge, with typical bluntness, that it’s not easy. Take this monologue from

Books Cornelia Tell, the scone maker and one of the novel’s most memorable characters, as she rents the German a room: There’s Canadian citizens at the bottom of the sea off our province, yet you’re welcome to stay as long as you want, Hans Mohring. But you should know that every time I look at you, I might think of the bottom of the sea. That’s not because of anything you yourself did, mind you.


he novel has plenty of ideas and motifs — the “bottom of the sea” and all it conceals and sometimes reveals; words as power; war as a corrupter of souls. But what will stay with readers are Norman’s own powerful words — all the stronger for their seeming ordinariness. One passage, a murder confession, is as hard to shake as certain dark pieces of Shakespeare. And there’s a character’s observation that the war requires people to invent new prayers: “So much sadness and not always knowing what to do about it.” But then, as the acerbic baker Cornelia Tell points out, “[W]ho in their right mind would ever say a person was supposed to be happy? In your life happiness is either cut to your length or isn’t.” Sometimes all that’s left us is the strangely invigorating

From What Is Left the Daughter


The most peculiar headline was accompanied by a photograph of me, the one taken for the high school yearbook: LOCAL BOY ORPHANED BY BRIDGES. As if I weren’t already seventeen, hardly a boy. As if it were the bridges’ fault, not human nature’s. You only live the life right in front of you. All day at school on August 27, which was just the fifth day of classes in the autumn 1941 term, I had no idea how my parents’ fates were being determined. We’d all had breakfast together. My father had been chatty; my mother wasn’t sullen. Later, though, I pieced a few things together from the newspaper accounts and from conversations — call them that — I had with the police officers who’d been sent out to the bridges. Officer Dhomnaill, who was born in Ireland and still retained the accent, told me about my mother. “I tried talking her down,” he said. “You try and make the person in distress confide what makes them happy in life. You try and work with that if at all possible. See what I mean? And I’m sorry I failed. Very sorry in the end I failed.” I could see that Officer Dhomnaill was honestly shaken. “Didn’t she at least say goodbye to me?” I asked. “Because she didn’t leave a note.” “Being so fraught as your mother was,” he said, “and what with the wind high on that bridge making it so difficult to catch every last word. But I think she said, ‘I suppose this will be all over the radio. No matter. I have nothing to be ashamed about.’” “Okay. All right, then. Thank you.” “My job’s hardly all peaches and cream,” Dhomnaill said. “Your mother was my first jumper. Some police never get one. Don’t please let that word offend you. It’s just a police word.” “I understand.” “I’m sorry for what happened.” I’m afraid I shut the door in his face.


power of putting such truths in words, and Norman does so with both wit and courage. Like Tilda, who reads a whole Katherine Mansfield collection aloud to Wyatt because “[h]er stories are too excellent to summarize,” he keeps us listening.


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.S. combat operations in Iraq officially “end” on September 1. While politicos and pundits publicly debate the war’s next euphemistically named phase (“Operation New Dawn”), many of the 1.7 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have been waging private battles since returning home. When a new report reveals shocking stats on suicide or post-traumatic stress disorder among vets, media attention focuses on their struggles for a news cycle or two and then fades. These numbing statistics overwhelm us with the problem’s magnitude while depersonalizing the anguish of individuals. In Game Over, playwright Josh Levine deftly takes away the anesthetic of unfathomable numbers. His intimate character study

reluctantly agrees, but the conversation between comrades becomes a confrontation. Bitterness pulses beneath Jimmy’s confident façade. Things that happened in Iraq fractured their friendship. Jimmy blames Marcus for his injury, because Marcus failed to avoid the fateful roadside IED when they were out together on patrol. As Carla continues to talk with each man about his war experiences, she risks learning too much. In some ways, she represents the American public. We all support the troops ... right? We want to help; we want to let vets unburden themselves. And yet there are awful details that Carla, and the rest of us, just can’t bear to know. Playwright Levine is still a grad student, and Game Over is just emerging from

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the workshopping process, according to Red Stage co-artistic director Kohler McKenzie. Although the story’s straightforwardness gives it power, there are times when “simple” verges on “simplistic.” When Carla tells Marcus that Jimmy’s injury is not his fault, the Red Bull-swilling, insomniac agoraphobe almost instantly transforms into Normal Boyfriend again. Overall, however, Levine crafts sensitive characters with whom we connect easily. He makes us think and confront issues that we’d rather avoid. As Jimmy, Nick Abeel gives rich texture to the soldier’s many layers of emotion. Abeel gradually reveals what Jimmy is concealing under the veneer of balance and bonhomie: frustration, rage, even racism. Smiling, sweet-cheeked, gentlemanly Jimmy later turns scowling, vulgar and violent. Marcus tries to use humor to overcome his fear. Krys Mateo capitalizes on this to make the character genuinely charming, even as an unshowered, uncommunicative couch potato. Rattled nerves get the best of Marcus at first, however. A loud explosion on the video game sends the exsoldier diving for cover — in Carla’s living room. His eyes, initially deadened and TV-transfixed, come back to life as Marcus works to uncouple himself from war’s madness and rejoin the world.

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focuses on the relationships of three close friends, two of whom have just come back from Iraq. All three actors in Red Stage Theatre’s current production render lively, compassionate portraits of the conflicted characters. Through the prism of this trio, the oneact play asks a simple question: Does the war actually end for young soldiers when they return to civilian life? All three high school pals are now in their mid-twenties. Best buds Jimmy and Marcus served together in Iraq. Marcus’ longtime sweetheart, Carla, works as an aide at their alma mater. Marcus has been glued to his girlfriend’s sofa for the two weeks since he got out of the army. He plays a violent, Nazi-hunting video game virtually 24/7. Carla can’t get him to engage in anything else: conversation, a night out with friends, minimal personal hygiene, even sex. Jimmy has been home for five months, one injured eye covered by a patch. He works at his father’s furniture store — not his dream job — and occasionally dons his desert fatigues to talk at their old high school about his time overseas. He’s eager to return to military duty as soon as his wound heals. Carla is impressed by how well Jimmy seems to be coping and urges him to give couch-bound Marcus a pep talk. Jimmy

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stored as fat. For an average endurance athlete, 1.3 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight is appropriate. That means a 125-pound female should be eating about 75 grams of protein spread evenly throughout the day. In real-food terms, a quarter cup of nuts is 5 grams of protein, a half cup of beans or tofu is 7 grams, and a tablespoon of peanut butter is 4 grams. During periods of intense training, Evans recommends her vegetarian clients get 1.6 grams of protein per kilo per

such as whole wheat breads, pastas and cereals, Evans says. During periods of lowintensity workouts, she encourages her clients to get 6 grams of carbs per kilogram per day — about 340 grams for a 125-pound person. That can be increased to 12 grams per kilogram during intense training. (In real-food terms, one banana has 27 grams of carbs, one cup of couscous has 36, and one cup of lima beans has 39.) Evans, an avid marathoner, likes to use the “plate method” to ensure




fter racing in a grueling Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid a few years ago, Angie DeFilippi, of Colchester, had to visit the medical tent. The 33-year-old triathlete wasn’t injured; her blood pressure had just dropped significantly, and she needed to balance her sodium and electrolyte levels. Swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in one day tends to take something out of you. Inside the medical tent, a volunteer offered DeFilippi some chicken broth. DeFilippi, who in addition to being an elite amateur racer is a vegan, politely declined. “But it doesn’t have any chunks of chicken in it,” the volunteer said sympathetically. DeFilippi again rejected the broth. The kindly volunteer persisted. “She was almost offended that I didn’t take it,” DeFilippi says. After 12 years of a eating a vegan diet, DeFilippi is used to people not understanding, especially in the athletic world. Despite the fact that many athletes have chosen a meat-free lifestyle, the notion that you need to eat meat to compete persists. That might have been the conventional wisdom among experts 25 years ago. But now DeFilippi and others of her ilk are proof that the words “vegetarian” and “athlete” do not have to be mutually exclusive. Today’s sports nutrition for vegetarians looks very much like the general recommendations of contemporary dietetics — whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal dairy products. Increasingly, experts view vegetarianism as a viable option for endurance athletes who don’t want to feel weighed down by meat, and who value whole foods and a localvore approach. Kimberly Evans, a registered dietician and sports nutritionist in South Burlington, works with a number of elite vegetarian and vegan athletes. She says it’s not as difficult as people might think to get all the essential proteins and amino acids from plant-based foods. While most of her vegetarian clients think they are deficient in protein, nine out of 10 times, she says, “they’re hitting the mark.” Typically, Evans says, clients overestimate the amount of protein they need. But excess protein will be metabolized and

day from plant-based sources, animal products (dairy) or both. Plant-based protein has a lower amino- acid profile than dairy but is an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants, Evans says. For vegans, she suggests increasing protein goals by 30 percent to get sufficient nutrients. We continue to live in a carb-phobic world where many consider breads and pastas the enemy. But Evans says carbohydrates are an essential and often overlooked part of a vegetarian athlete’s training table. About 60 to 65 percent of an athlete’s calories should come from carbohydrates, and most of those should be complex carbs, LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...

that her athletes get the right proportion of protein to carbs. Only one-quarter of the dinner plate should be protein. The rest should be carbohydrates. Evans recommends all her vegetarian athletes take a multivitamin, as well as vitamins B12 and D — essentials in which vegetarians are often deficient, since they occur naturally only in animal products. But she encourages her athletes to get every other vitamin and nutrient from their food. eFilippi came to vegetarianism and veganism gradually about 15 years ago. For health and ethical reasons, she slowly phased meat



out of her diet. But when she completed her first triathlon, in 1999, she admits she lacked an understanding of sports nutrition, particularly as it relates to vegetarians. “I knew nothing about fueling properly,” she says. After her first race, DeFilippi did her homework. She already knew how to eat a balanced vegan diet, but she needed to learn how to keep her body going for hours of extreme activity. What she discovered was that she had to eat more. Luckily, DeFilippi’s job as a computer programmer at Fletcher Allen Health Care allows her to eat a lot. And often. “I’ve eaten more by 7:30 a.m. than most people eat in a day,” she says. After waking at 4 a.m., DeFilippi eats oatmeal and half a bagel with almond butter for breakfast. Then comes her first workout of the day. On the way back, DeFilippi downs a fruit smoothie. Once she gets to work at 7:30 a.m., she’ll eat a second breakfast, which typically consists of another bowl of oatmeal or some other type of grain — barley, millet or quinoa. Lunch isn’t huge, generally a salad and a sandwich. Between lunch and her afternoon workout, DeFilippi eats some nuts and fruit. Dinner is usually a “giant salad” composed of greens, onions, tomatoes, peppers, celery, beans, tofu, raisins, nuts and seeds, topped off with some flaxseed oil. Since she completed her first of 18 Ironman triathlons in 2000, DeFilippi has been eating this way. And she’s getting results. In May, she finished second out of 63 women in her age group at an Ironman in St. George, Utah. She was one of just 71 women, in a total of 1637 competitors, who qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Like DeFilippi, elite ultramarathoner Aliza Lapierre became a vegetarian somewhat by accident. The 30-year-old teacher and Williston resident found herself cutting meat and other animal products from her diet until her meals were completely plant based. During the same time, Lapierre got hooked on running. But basic, 26.2-mile marathons weren’t enough. “I had to see how far I could go,” she says. “Anything over 26 was a new adventure.” Calibrating her meals to ensure she RUNNING ON VEGGIES

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According to owner EmIly BEtz, BIstro saucE has always been about “creating great relationships with farmers.” With new executive chef mark kaufman at the helm, she says, the restaurant is really in the groove. “Our menu is so solid right now,” Betz enthuses. “Pretty much everything that could be local is local.” That includes the ingredients of such dishes as Truffled Grits With Boyden Farm Short Ribs and Handmade Pasta With Foraged Mushrooms. “I’ve been trying to get it this way for a long time,” Betz says. “But keeping up with different farms is harder than people think.” The new chef, she says, has really stepped things up. Until previous chef chrIs hEchanova left about a month ago, Kaufman was the bistro’s sous chef. But, Betz notes, he came to Vermont with tons of cooking cred: His former jobs include stints at the famed Magnolias and Social Restaurant & Wine Bar in Charleston, S.C., and Palace Café and Emeril’s New Orleans, both in the Big Easy. How would Betz describe her restaurant these days? She says the food is “good and honest and simple … [Sauce] is a little community spot, and it’s friendly.” When staffers tell diners they’ll have a choice of local products, she continues, “We’re not kidding.”

restaurants are located in Atlanta; Bryan, Texas; and Boston, respectively. Chefs from all three — along with 13 other famed cooks from Vermont, Boston and the Southeast — will ply their trade this Saturday at the second annual star chEf fooD & WInE shoW. The event, a benefit for the vErmont campaIgn to EnD chIlDhooD hungEr, is held at topnotch rEsort anD spa. Organizer mark tImms, the resort’s executive chef, says he’s excited to raise money for a good cause, but also hopes the occasion will win his local chef friends some (more) national attention. Out-of-town attendees will include staffers from New York’s James Beard House and a buyer from the Food Network.

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Jct., 17 1/2 Maple St. $995/mo., utils. incl. 802-233-3263. 2-BR Condo 9F Blair Rd. Quiet neighborhood. Natural gas heat. Garbage removal, 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. NS, avail. Sept. 1. $1300/mo. 802-238-9797. AFFORDABLE APTS.! 1-BR, $831/mo., 2-BR, $997/mo., 3-BR, $1152/mo. Incl. heat & HW! Fitness center, media room & covered parking! Pets allowed! Income requirements: 1 person less than $31,740/yr.; 2 people combined less than $36,300; 3 people combined less than $40,800. EHO ADA. Info: Keen’s Crossing, 802-655-1810.

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 online application: thomasbusinessagen 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 and unique New North End apt. complex. Assigned parking. Professionally managed. Avail. Sept. 1. 802-658-3053.

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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@ Burlington 4-BR house avail. immed. 9-mo. or 12-mo. lease. HDWD, 2-car garage, W/D. $2400/ mo. + utils. Doug, 802-363-8084.

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Burlington 1388 No. Ave 1-BR ground floor, porch, parking. No pets. Avail. mid. Aug. $750/mo. + utils. 802-825-5540, Burlington, 31 Hyde 16v-melissaallen-Spec.indd 1 802-988-4422. St. Burlington House for Rent 2-BR, peaceful neighborhood, very short walk to downtown/waterfront, W/D, Jenn Air stove, off-street parking, fireplace, gardens, dry basement. NS/dogs. Reference/credit check. $1575/mo+. Avail. now. 802-734-2423.

Avail. Sept. 1. Sunny 3-BR townhouse. 1.5-BA. W/D, parking, low utils. $1470/mo. 802-862-7467.

Burlington/ Winooski Roommates wanted to share lg., fully furnished house. All utils. incl. Off-street parking, W/D, garbage, snow removal. 10 mins. to all colleges.

$675/mo. + dep. 10/9/09 2:02:32 PM 802-863-9612. 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.

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FOR RENT [CONT.] COLCHESTER 1-BR Malletts Bay w/ beach, bike path. Upscale residential setting. 900 sq.ft efficiency. HDWD, bright, quiet. $850/mo. incl. all utils. Deposit/ lease req. 802-3995821. 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. $1300/mo. + dep. 802-863-9612.

2-BR, 2-BA, 1174 sq.ft. 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! $193,850. 802-535-9646.

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. HINESBURG VILLAGE Unfurnished apt., HDWD, W/D, porches, yard. NS/pets. Avail. immed. $825/mo. 802-482-2520. JOHNSON SEPT. 1JUNE 30 3-BR, 2-BA house. Balcony, screened porch, W/D, modestly furnished, private yet close to town, plenty of recreational trails. $1500/mo. + utils. 802-635-0417.

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Totally remodeled7/19/10 3-BR,FSBO-MichaelStuart081810.indd 3:35:59 PM 1 3-BA 2000+ sq.ft. home in convenient south end of Burlington. Peaceful deep back yard, light and spacious interior, completely remodeled over past 3 years. Full basement, garage. $449,000. More details and photos at site/163lymanforsale/ 802-660-8600.

DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON 1-BR In the heart of Burlington. $1125/mo. incl. heat. Unfurnished, 3rd floor, Church & Main. Appliances, sprinklered bldg. Walk to great shopping, entertainment, cafes/restaurants, City Market. 156Church@

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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, 802-598-0814. NORTH PROSPECT 1-BR in detached garage, wood floors, $790/mo. +. Please NS/ pets. Avail. now. 802658-8056, studio404@ RENT 3-BR RICHMOND HOUSE Remodeled. New kitchen, HDWD floors, W/D, porch. Convenient to Burl. Heat & electricity not incl. No dogs, cat OK. Avail. Aug. 15. $1500/mo. incl. parking, water, sewer, lawn care. 802-434-3888. RENT MY WINNEBAGO 25 acres, full use of indoor utils. A/C & gas cooking, in-ground pool. Monkton. $400/mo. Also, room for rent in renovated farmhouse. $500/mo. incl. all amenities. 802-4533457. 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/ mo. + utils. (furnished negotiable). 617-5127392.

STUDIO IN COLCHESTER Mallets Bay. $1100/mo. incl. everything: rent, heat, electric, water, cable. Pets negotiable. Christine, 386-9569070. STUDIO NEAR CHAMP. COLL. Clean, quiet & well maintained. NS. Avail. Sept. 1. $850/mo. incl. heat, HW, off-street parking. 802-238-9797. VERY LG. 2-BR Short walk to colleges & downtown. Full & 1/2 BA. W/D, heat, parking. Lg. backyard. NS. Avail. Sept. 1. $1400/mo. 802-238-9797. VERY LG. 3-BR 1.5 blocks from Champlain College. Incl. heat, HW. Well maintained, clean, quiet. Parking, NS. $1725/mo. 802-238-9797. WESTFORD Lg. 4-BR, lots of light, 2-BA, views, W/D, DW, easy commute to Montpelier, Stowe, Burlington, Johnson. Avail. Sept. 1. $1500/ mo. incl. parking, water/ sewer, rubbish/snow removal. 802-5223826.

FOR SALE RIVERVIEW, RICHMOND 2-BR mobile home, very nice, HDWD floor LR, eat-in kitchen, 2-door refrigerator, cathedral ceiling, gas heat, deck, shed. Financing possible. Sale after

Just reduced by motivated 8/16/10FSBO-RichHaskell081810.indd 2:19:22 PM 1 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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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On August 2, 2010, Inland US Management, LLC and Inland Western Williston Maple Tree, LLC filed application # 4C0775-11 for a project generally described as Revisions to the master sign plan for Maple Tree Place. The project is located along Routes 2 and 2A in the Town of Williston, VT.

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.

2. 11-0019CAHO; 131 Lyman Avenue (RL, Ward 5) David Tomlinson Home occupation in garage. Alterations to garage to accommodate therapy office.

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 Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

Plans may be viewed in the Planning and Zoning office, (City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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).

This may not be the final order in which items will be heard at the meeting. Please view the final Agenda, at www. or posted on the Planning and Zoning Office notice board, one week before the hearing for the specific order in which items will be heard.

Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 10th 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/

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. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above.


No hearing will be held unless, on or before Tuesday, August 31, 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,

1. 10-1042BA; 62 Crescent Terrace (RL, Ward 6) Owner: S Musty, Appellants: Alexander & Phyllis Rose et al, and Lynne & Frederick Tiballi Two separately filed appeals of Administrative Approval to construct new single family dwelling on vacant lot.

The Burlington Development Review Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday September 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, City Hall to consider the following applications:

3. 11-0085CU; 1554 North Avenue (RCO-C/ RL, Ward 7) Burlington Housing Authority Establish small daycare center at Franklin Square. 4. 10-1135BA; 40 Janet Circle (RL, Ward 7) Owner: Marilyn Hill, Appellant: Todd & Toni Silloway Appeal of Administrative Approval to create storage/parking pad on side (northwest) of house.

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: 128130 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 FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY & ORDINANCE COMMITTEE 1st reading: 04/26/10; referred to the Ordinance Committee 2nd reading: 08/09/10 Adopted: 08/09/10; Published: 08/18/10; Effective: 09/08/10

OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Re Fletcher Free Library Ordinance That Chapter 21, Offenses & Miscellaneous Provisions, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Sec. 21-43(b) thereof to read as follows: Sec. 21-43. Fletcher Free Library. (a) Prohibited activities. As written. (b) Enforcement: Prior to the issuance of any municipal complaint under subsection (b)(2) of this section, a library department staff person or police officer shall notice the offending patron that his or her conduct is prohibited under subsection (a) of this section. If after receiving notice, the patron violates the same subsection at anytime thereafter, the following enforcement provisions shall apply. (1) Prior to the issuance of any municipal complaint under subsection (b)(2) of this section, a library department staff person or police officer shall ask any patron to stop any prohibited activity and or leave the library for the remainder of the day. (2) If the prohibited conduct continues and or the person refuses to leave the library upon request, a municipal complaint ticket shall be issued. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above shall be deemed a civil offense and shall be punishable by a civil penalty of from fifty dollars ($50.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00). The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). In addition to the penalty, the court may suspend

a person’s privilege to use the library facilities for any period of time. The co-directors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement officers are authorized to issue a municipal complaint for a violation of this section. (1) First offense. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above shall be deemed a civil offense and shall be punishable by a penalty of a minimum fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) to a maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). The codirectors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement officers are authorized to issue a municipal complaint for a violation of this section and the recipient shall not be permitted within the library for the balance of the day on which the alleged offense occurred. (2) Second offense. The co-directors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement officers are authorized to issue a municipal complaint for a violation of this section. In addition, the codirectors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement are authorized to issue an order of no trespass prohibiting the recipient from entering the library for a period of up to 90 days commencing immediately upon said issuance. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above by an individual who has within the preceding six (6) months violated any provision of subsection (a) above shall be deemed a civil offense and shall be punishable by a penalty of a mini-

mum fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to a maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) second offense shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00); payment of which shall also be deemed acceptance of the no trespass order. Both the fine and the no trespass order may, at the discretion of the prosecuting official, be waived in whole or in part upon the successful completion of a restorative or reparative justice program through the Community Justice Program. (3) Third and subsequent offense. The co-directors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement officers are authorized to issue a municipal complaint for a violation of this section. In addition to the municipal complaint, the codirectors of the Fletcher Library, supervisory staff and all law enforcement are also authorized to issue an order of no trespass prohibiting the recipient from entering the library for a period of up to one (1) year commencing immediately upon said issuance. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above by an individual who has on two or more occasions within the preceding twelve (12) months violated any provision of subsection (a) above shall be deemed a civil offense and shall be punishable by a penalty of a minimum fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) to a maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) third or subsequent offense shall be one hundred


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fifty dollars ($150.00); payment of which shall also be deemed acceptance of the no trespass order. Both the fine and the no trespass order may, at the discretion of the prosecuting official, be waived in whole or in part upon the successful completion of a restorative or reparative justice program through the Community Justice Program. (c) Protection of library property; penalties: As written. * Material stricken out deleted. ** Material underlined added. OPENINGS BURLINGTON CITY COMMISSIONS/BOARDS On Monday, September 13, 2010, the Burlington City Council will fill vacancies on the following City Commissions/ Boards: Cemetery Commission Term Expires 6/30/11 One Opening Design Advisory Board Term Expires 6/30/11 One Opening Fence Viewer Term Expires 6/30/11 One Opening Planning Commission Term Expires 6/30/11 One Opening Board of Tax Appeals Term Expires 6/30/12 One Opening Applications are available at the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, Second Floor, City Hall, and must be received in the Clerk/ Treasurer’s Office by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Applicants must be nominated by a member of the City Council to be considered for

a position; a list of Council members is also available at the Clerk/ Treasurer’s Office. Please call the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office at 865-7136 for further information. PUBLIC HEARING SOUTH BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD The South Burlington Development Review Board will hold a public hearing in the South Burlington City Hall Conference Room, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vermont on September 7, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. to consider the following: 1. Final plat application #SD-10-26 of Pizzagalli Properties, LLC for a planned unit development to construct a 50,000 square foot general office building, 119 Tilley Drive. 2. Conditional use application #CU-10-08 of NFI Vermont, Inc. seeking approval to amend a previously approved group home use. The amendment consists of: 1) adding five (5) parking spaces, 2) extending sidewalks, and 3) altering traffic flow, 100 Allen Road. John Dinklage, Chairman South Burlington Development Review Board Copies of the application are available for public inspection at the South Burlington City Hall. August 18, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance PROPOSED ZA-11-03 Wetland Conservation Zone Pursuant to 24 V.S.A.

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APPLICATION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY DRAFT CERTIFICATION Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Compost Facility 1022 Redmond Road, Williston, Vermont The public is hereby notified that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has issued a Draft Certification and Fact Sheet for the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Compost Facility located on Redmond Road in Williston, Vermont. This draft is in accordance with 10 V.S.A. Section 6601 et. Seq. and the Vermont Solid Waste Management Rules. The Draft Certification is for the purpose of construction and operation of a compost facility. Copies of the application, the draft certification and fact sheet are available for public inspection during normal working hours at the Solid Waste Management Program office, located at 103 South Main St., Waterbury, Vermont, CSWD Offices in Williston, and the Williston Town Office. The Agency has scheduled a public meeting for 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Chittenden Solid Waste District Offices, 1021 Redmond Road, Williston, Vermont. The Agency will accept written comments on the draft certification and fact sheet until 4:00 PM on September 16, 2010. After the comment period, the Secretary will review and consider the comments received. If the application conforms with the Rules, a final certification will be issued. If the application

Comments regarding the application, draft interim certification, and fact sheet should be directed to: Carey Hengstenberg Vermont Solid Waste Management Program 103 South Main Street Waterbury, Vermont 05671-0404 (802) 241-2653 Carey.hengstenberg@ STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S0318-09 Cnc PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff v. Zlatan Valjevac, Ajla Juhl Valjevac and Occupants residing at 67 Kim Lane, Milton, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by PHH Mortgage Corporation to Zlatan Valjevac dated December 7, 2006 and recorded in Volume 339, Page 444 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 1:45 P.M. on September 14, 2010, at 67 Kim Lane, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:

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COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE— Pine and Flynn NMU Shared Use Parking District #ZA 10-07b

legals [cont.] To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Ann R. Donahue by Warranty Deed of Norman B. Leith and W. Elaine Leith dated September 24, 1999 and recorded September 27, 1999 in Volume 204 at Page 516 of the Town of Milton 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 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 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 11th day of August, 2010.



PHH Mortgage Corporation By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S0566-09 Cnc Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff v. Christopher Candib, Kimberlee L. Candib, New England Federal Credit Union, State of Vermont Department of Taxes, Capital Candy Co., Inc. and Occupants residing at 1729 Mallets Bay Avenue, Colchester, Vermont, Defendants

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NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Christopher Candib dated July 8, 2005 and

Dated at Burlington, Vermont this 6th day of August, 2010.

1st reading: 08/09/10-public hearing date-08/09/10; Rules suspended and placed in all stages of passage: 08/09/10 Adopted: 08/09/10; Published: 08/18/10; Effective: 09/08/10

Hon. Helen Toor Presiding Judge Chittenden Superior Court

That Appendix A, Comprehensive Development Ordinance, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Map 8.1.3-1 thereof to read as follows: Add to the proposed CDO amendment ZA-10-07, a modification to Map 8.1.3-1 to include the new NMU district at the corner of Pine St. and Flynn Ave in the Shared Use Parking District. Map 8.1.3-1

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recorded in Volume 531, Page 205 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 11:45 A.M. on September 14, 2010, at 1729 Mallets Bay Avenue, Colchester, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Christopher Candib and Kimberlee Candib by Warranty Deed of Robert F. Cosgrove and Constance M. Cosgrove dated 14 June 2002 and recorded in Volume 391, Page 491 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester.

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. 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 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 10th

day of August, 2010. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 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. S0723-10 Cnc Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff v. Victoria J. Perry, Cliffside Condominium Association, and Occupants residing at 25 Kelly’s Field Road (Cliffside #1), Hinesburg, Vermont, Defendants SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: Victoria J. Perry 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Chittenden Superior Court, 175 Main Street, Burlington Vermont. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated April 30, 2004. Plaintiff’s action may effect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the Town of Hinesburg at Volume

170, Page 538. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Chittenden, State of Vermont. 3. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 41 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published, which is August 18, 2010. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, Joshua B. Lobe, located at 30 Kimball Avenue, Suite 306, South Burlington, VT 05403. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at 175 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont. 4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 5. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in

a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant, Victoria J. Perry, if an address is known.

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6. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your Counterclaims in writing in your answer you may not be able to bring them up at all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must still file any Counterclaims you may have. 7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. ORDER The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the methods provided in Rules 4(d)-(f), (k), or (l) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth above shall be made upon the defendant, Victoria J. Perry, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)(l) and] 4(g) of those Rules. This order shall be published once a week for 2 weeks beginning on August 18, 2010 in the Seven Days, a newspaper of general circulation in Chittenden County, and

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S 947-07 CnC Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as Trustee, Plaintiff, v Orton A. Bunbury and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Fremont Investment and Loan, and Any Other Occupants of 60 Meadow Lane, Shelburne, Vermont, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage Deed dated January 30, 2006 from Orton A. Bunbury to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan. Said Mortgage Deed was recorded on February 2, 2006 in Volume 332, Pages 415-434 of the Town of Shelburne Land Records. The subject Promissory Note and Mortgage were assigned from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan, to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated as of July 1, 2006 Securitized Asset Backed Receivables, LLC, Trust 2006-FR3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FR3, by an Assignment dated August 10, 2007 and recorded on August 17, 2007 in Volume 346, Page 614 of the Town of Shelburne Land Records. The undersigned represents the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same which will be sold at Public Auction at 4:30 o’clock PM, on the 14th day of September, A.D. 2010, at the subject premises of 60 Meadow Lane, Shelburne, Vermont, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage will be sold as a whole. To wit: Being all and the same land and premises

conveyed to Orton A. Bunbury by Warranty Deed of Maja Smith and Edward Johnson Hamilton dated January 30, 2006 of record in Volume 332, at Page 413 of the Shelburne Land Records. “A lot of land with all buildings thereon situated on the southerly side of a proposed road that runs easterly from US Route No. 7 in the Town of Shelburne and having a frontage on said proposed road of 100 feet, a west line of 120.6 feet, a south line of 100 feet and an east line of 120.6 feet that faces another proposed road that runs parallel with US Route No. 7. Being Lot No. 4 A as shown on a Plan entitled “Plan of Lots- Section A Marsett and Ockert Property” dated December 2, 1958 and recorded in Volume A (Plans), Page 130 of the Town of Shelburne Land Records. Included herein is a right of way to the herein conveyed premises from US Route No. 7 until such time as said right of way is accepted by the Town of Shelburne as a public street.” Terms of Sale: Purchaser at the sale shall pay cash or certified funds, or produce a commitment letter from a bank or mortgage company or other lender licensed to do business in the State of Vermont at the time of the sale for the amount of the winning bid. In any case the winning bidder shall be required to produce $10,000.00 (ten-thousand dollars) cash or certified funds at the close of auction as the deposit against the sale. The sale will be subject to the Confirmation Order of the Chittenden Superior Court. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid property taxes and town/city assessments, if any. In the event the auction terms are confirmed by the Superior Court aforesaid, and the winning bidder is unwilling or unable consummate the sale, the deposit shall be forfeit. In the event the sale is not confirmed the deposit will be returned without interest. 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 Grant C. Rees, Attorney, PO Box 108, Milton, Vermont 05468, 802-893-7400. By: Grant C. Rees, Esq.

Attorney for Plaintiff Publication Dates: August 18, 2010 August 25, 2010 September 1, 2010 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S0895-09 Cnc GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff v. Jan-Ives Campbell, Christine A. Campbell and Occupants residing at 133 Iroquois Avenue, Essex, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by GMAC Mortgage, LLC to Jan-Ives Campbell dated March 25, 2005 and recorded in Volume 643, Page 235 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:30 A.M. on September 14, 2010, at 133 Iroquois Avenue, Essex, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed t Jan-Ives Campbell and Christine A. Campbell by Warranty Deed of Joel T. Rasco and Lesha M. Gates dated March 25, 2005, of record in Volume 643 at Page 233/234 of the Town of Essex 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 Essex. 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 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 10th day of August, 2010. GMAC Mortgage, LLC 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. 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:

By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403

DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 10th day of August, 2010.


By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403

GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff v. Michael J. Goguen and Occupants residing at 169 Killarney Drive, Burlington, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by GMAC Mortgage, LLC to Michael J. Goguen dated October 6, 2006 and recorded in Volume 978, Page 599 of the Land Records of the Town of Burlington, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:30 A.M. on September 14, 2010, at 169 Killarney Drive, Burlington, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO JOSEPH J. MACKEY AND CARLENE B. MACKEY BY WARRANTY DEED OF GEORGE E. BAILEY AND LAUREN M. BAILEY DATED 7/12/1977 AND OF RECORD IN BOOK 246, PAGE 155 OF THE CITYOF BURLINGTON LAND RECORDS.

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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

Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000. 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 The contents of storage unit(s) 01-1808,011809,01-3665 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 note occur.

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Please note this in not a public auction. 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 note this is not a public auction. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Primary Election Please note - due to construction, Ward 3’s polling place will be moved to the cafeteria in St. Joseph’s School, 20 Allen Street. Below is a reminder of the location of all polling places for this election. Ward 1 – Mater Christi, 100 Mansfield Avenue Ward 2 – H.O. Wheeler, corner of Walnut and Archibald Streets Ward 3 – St. Joseph’s School (Cafeteria), 20 Allen Street Ward 4 – St. Mark’s Youth Center, 1271 North Avenue Ward 5 – Burlington

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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 Burlington.

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time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Colchester.

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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.

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Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000.

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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 Milton.

DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 27th day of July, 2010.

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.

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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.

Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000.


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Wagner Rehabilitation llc is a privately owned company providing vocational rehabilitation and medical case management services throughout New England. We are currently seeking a VR Counselor to serve the Burlington and central Vermont area to provide services to injured workers to promote return to suitable employment; prepare and maintain records and case files, including client information, services provided, and reports to employers and insurance carriers; interview and evaluate individuals to develop a rehab plan that matches clients’ aptitudes, transferable skills and physical abilities; confer with medical providers and other professionals involved in1-PieCasso-080410.indd the rehabilitation process; and provide job development/placement in suitable employment. Must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling or Rehab Counseling; strong written and verbal communication and critical-thinking skills, and relevant experience; proficiency in MS Office applications. Health/dental, auto allowance, 401(k), earned time off. Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter electronically to

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Power Supply Applications Developer The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vt., is a joint action agency that works with municipal utilities in Vermont and New England. VPPSA has been a member of the New England Power Pool for over 20 years and is active in the New England power markets on behalf of its member utilities.

“Creating a stronger community, one person at a time.”

NCSS Inc., 107 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478.

We are currently recruiting for a Power Supply Applications Developer to join our power supply team. Position responsibilities involve organization and manipulation of power supply information. Specific activities include, but are not limited to: • Creation, modification and maintainance of a power supply database application • Creation and modification of resource optimization tools to manage power supply portfolios • Preparation of power supply simulation tools for budgeting, planning, analysis and reporting • Maintenance and optimization of VPPSA’s load forecasting tools

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This position will report to the Director of Power Supply and Transmission. Duties require a high level of understanding and demonstrated proficiency of the SQL Server environment, SQL, VB, VBA, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Successful candidate will have an interest in utility administration, portfolio management, forecasting, power accounting, energy commodity trading and energy markets. The ideal candidate should have completed four years of college with an emphasis in management information systems/business computer science. Three to five years of experience in a utility industry background is preferred but not mandatory. VPPSA offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, three references and minimum salary requirements on or before August 31, 2010, to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, 5195 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury Ctr., VT 05677 Attn: Brian Callnan, Director of Power Supply and Transmission or

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Must be sane and energetic; a multitasker with strong organizational and communication skills and tact. Basic accounting and computer skills required. The phrase "not in my job description" should not be in your lexicon. Strong interest in natural products a must. Email resume to: EOE

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Competitive wages, a non-smoking work environment, free use of fitness center & mountain bike trails are just a few reasons that Trapp Family Lodge is a great place to work!

Home Share Now of Central Vermont is seeking an energetic, compassionate, team player for the position of Communications Specialist. This position supports Home Share matches through mediation and communications strategies from application through postplacement. This is an integral part of the Home Sharing process!

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Please send resume and cover letter to: Betsy Erwin, HR Administrator, Central Vermont Council on Aging, 30 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641. No walk-ins, please. ADA/EOE.

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in Burlington, Vt. The Patient Navigator will guide patients through the health care system, establishing contact with newly diagnosed cancer patients within the cancer center setting as early as possible through approaches agreed upon with the cancer center. The Patient Navigator will identify barriers to care; assist with access issues; develop relationships with health care providers; keep communication open with providers, patients and caregivers to coordinate services within the organization, at outside facilities, and within the community. The Navigator will: track how patients are helped and the results of the help given; raise awareness about American Cancer Society information resources, hospital/cancer center support programs and services, and community resources; and assist in meeting other cancer-related needs articulated by patients and families. Responsible for ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the program. Also responsible for recruiting, interviewing, training and supervising program volunteers of the American Cancer Society, and will help to enhance and maintain the Community Resources Database. Desired candidate will have BA/BS (MSW preferred) and at least two years work in medical/social-work setting, preferably with oncology experience. Additional qualifications or experience: thorough knowledge of health care systems and medical terminology; working knowledge of HIPAA regulations. Strong communication, interpersonal, public speaking, and organizational skills. Computer proficiency. Strong problem solving, relationship-building and advocacy skills. Ability to prioritize workload, handle multiple tasks, and to work both independently and on a team environment with little supervision.

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Help Wanted: Telephone Sales and

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Quality Inn in Shelburne is hiring. Competitive pay, experience required.

Full-time work for a pleasant, communicative, computer-literate, dependable, sane person who loves natural products and wants a long-term job. Hourly plus bonus.

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HowardCenter improves the well-being of children, adults, families and communities.

Child, Youth and Family Services FLEX— CLiniCian OutpatiEnt — SChOOL-BaSEd Seeking master’s level mental health clinician (licensed preferred) to provide two to three days of counseling services to the K-8 age group. Schools include: Flynn, Hiawatha, Fleming, Hinesburg, Smilie, Underhill Central and ID. Clinic and other off-site options also exist. Candidates favored with excellent clinical, collaborative and organizational skills. This is a fee-for-service non-benefits-eligible position. intErvEntiOniSt — COmprEhEnSivE CarE — awakE OvErnight – JarrEtt Seeking a dynamic individual to join our comprehensive Care program. The Jarrett House serves 6-14-year-old children receiving mental health treatment while residing in our staffed group care setting. Duties include overseeing the residence and residents throughout overnight hours, conflict resolution strategies, documentation and reporting requirements, medication administration, and assisting in the daily living of the children in care. BA required. Applicants must be comfortable working with a coed, multiage population with many and multiple diagnoses. This is a 40 hr./wk. position that may include weekends. Experience working with children required, preferably youth with behavioral challenges.

Developmental Services SpECiaLizEd COmmunity SuppOrt wOrkEr 16-year-old girl who enjoys music, art projects, computer games and dogs needs 10 hours of after-school support. Ideal candidates are calm, consistent, playful and able to offer gentle encouragement. SpECiaLizEd COmmunity SuppOrt wOrkEr 18-year-old young woman who is moving to Vermont this summer needs 20 hours of support in the Burlington area. She enjoys hair and makeup and would like to attend cosmetology school in the future. Ideal candidate is a near-peer-age female with ample clinical experience, especially with PTSD. Schedule is being developed. Benefits eligible. SpECiaLizEd COmmunity SuppOrt wOrkEr 19-year-old woman needs 12 hours of support. She is working on a healthier lifestyle that includes a fitness program. Ideal candidate will help set and maintain achievable goals and the development of independent living skills. SpECiaLizEd COmmunity SuppOrt wOrkEr 25-year-old man who enjoys horseback riding, hiking and movies needs 25 hours of morning support in the Milton and Burlington areas. Job duties are a mix of on-the-job support and community inclusion. Ideal candidate is a near-peer-age male who has previous experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Knowledge of ASL or willingness to learn required. Staff must be comfortable around horses and enjoy being active. Monday through Friday mornings, benefits eligible.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse rESidEntiaL COunSELOr — aLLEn hOuSE Individual needed to provide support in permanent, residential housing program for adults who have major mental illness and substance abuse disorders. This is a part-time, weekend position. Bachelor’s required. Familiarity with client population preferred. rESidEntiaL COunSELOr — SpruCE StrEEt Individual needed for residential program for adults who have major mental illness and substance abuse disorders. This is a limited, part-time position (9.5 hours, asleep overnight). HS diploma required. Familiarity with behavioral treatment plans preferred. SuBStitutE CLiniCian SuBStanCE aBuSE — ChittEndEn CLiniC Temporary substance abuse clinician needed to cover for maternity leave to provide counseling to patients who are dependent on opioids in the context of an outpatient methadone treatment program. Approximate starting date is Sept. 20, 2010. Needed for 10 to 12 weeks for 15 to 20 flexible hours/week. Master’s degree in social work/counseling required.

Visit 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.

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St. Joseph’s Residential Care Home, Burlington, Vt. Full-time, night shift (11p.m.-7 a.m.); part time, every other weekend. Assist residents with activities of daily living providing a high level of care when needed. Assist in the maintenance of the unit to provide for a pleasant, efficient and safe environment. Follow resident-rights guidelines including confidentiality at all times to Insure that residents are being treated with dignity and respect. Demonstrate competency in nursing care skills in order to provide appropriate and safe care. 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

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The Franklin Watershed Committee is looking for a motivated, organized and flexible individual to fill a watershed technician position from approximately September 15, 2010, to August 15, 2011. This is a 20-hour-per-week position. Applicants should possess effective oral and written communication skills, and an interest and familiarity with environmental and agricultural issues. To view a more detailed description of this position visit the VHCSA AmeriCorps website at or contact FWC Coordinator Heidi Britch-Valenta, 285-2054 or To apply, send cover letter, completed AmeriCorps applications, resume, two letters of reference and a list of three references to FWC, 754 Rice Hill Rd., Franklin, VT 05457. 3h-franklinwater-081810.indd 1

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Our Chittenden County client is seeking an accounting assistant responsible for payroll, payroll taxes, billing and accounts payable. Candidate must have a basic understanding of general 3:10:04 PM ledger and Microsoft Office. This job reports to the controller. Full-time position with benefits package.

The Burlington Children's Space is a community-based, nonprofit Early Education Program. We are seeking a part-time

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The Langdon Street Café is looking for a dynamic worker to join our team. Two years experience is a must.

Full-time, part-time and per diem

LPNs and Experienced Med Techs This is a great opportunity to work with caring adults while offering superior nursing skills. The nurse candidate must have a LPN license. Med techs must have training and experience in a residential care setting. All positions require a high level of professionalism and a willingness to promote the vision, mission and values of the Home. These jobs offer competitive wages and benefits. Schedules are varied with some weekend shifts required.

Responsibilities include: enhancing the menu; sourcing ingredients; creating a weekend brunch menu; catering special events and baking and cooking on the weekends. Forward resume & cover letter to:, 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.

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Distiller, Project Manager Coeur Vert, spirit with herbs

Mead Maker, Project Manager

Work with honey and organic berries to make honey wine

Mangel Beets, Project Manager R & D, harvest & processing, as a base for spirits

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Seventh Generation, the leading brand of nontoxic household products in the U.S., is looking for a highly motivated, values-driven team player to join our community. The Customer Analyst performs an integral role in working with the sales force and internal teams in understanding our business and educating decisions. The Analyst provides data management support to the Field Sales by analyzing data and converting it into information for identifying business development opportunities, influencing decision making, assessing account programs and enhancing business reporting. Minimum three years experience working with business analytics. Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are required. Bachelor’s degree in business is preferred. Experience performing sales analysis for presentations using syndicated data and experience working with broker sales agencies is strongly preferred. For a more detailed position description, please visit our website at Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to

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Back Pain Study Roommate *If you are between the ages of 18-65, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the University of Vermont.

*Engineers at UVM are looking for participants to try a new back device that may help with your posture. -You must have had low back pain for at least 28 days -Sit at your job at least 50% of the time -Work a regular schedule *The study involves a total of 10 visits Participants can earn up to $750.

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Merchants Bank is Vermont’s independent statewide bank. We believe that Vermont matters. We believe that our employees matter, too. Our employees enjoy meaningful work and true benefits. We are looking to bring experienced and talented individuals on board for the following opportunities:

Electronic Banking Specialist Full time, South Burlington

Responsible for all processes relating to ATM/debit cards including ordering, maintaining and verifying. Major responsibility of position relates to monitoring debit card activity. We are looking for someone who has at least one year of banking or financial services experience.

Financial Analyst Full time, South Burlington

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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN COMMUNICATIONS Burlington Electric Department is seeking to fill a full-time position that is responsible for designing, installing and maintaining sophisticated and highly complex electric and electronic supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as other control and protective systems in the areas of radio communications, electric generation, substation breakers and relays, and electric distribution flow devices. The ideal candidate will possess an associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in electrical engineering or certification of completion of a two-year electrical engineering technical program and two years experience in electronic supervisory control systems, radio communications and network administration. Working knowledge of Windows PC operating system and desktop applications including spreadsheet, word processing, database, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs is also required. For a complete description or to apply, visit our website at or contact Human Resources at 802-865-7145. If interested send a resume, cover letter and a completed City of Burlington Application to: Human Resource Department, 131 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. EOE

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KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets nearing $100 billion. Currently, we have an excellent opportunity for an administrative assistant to provide support to branches in Vermont. The administrative assistant will provide administrative support to district operations leader and district retail leader, including department administration. Interaction with 13 branches in Vermont to route phone inquiries and resolve issues.

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We are looking for two warm, energetic and talented people to join our preschool in Burlington. One position is half day/school year, working with toddlers. Applicants must have extensive experience working with young children. A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in early childhood education is desired but not required. We are also seeking a “floating” assistant teacher who will work with children and teachers in each of our classrooms as needed. This position is full day/school year. Applicants must have experience working with young children. Some applicable course work is desired. Gan Yeladim Preschool is a Reggio-inspired school, serving families in the Jewish community since 1986. Please email applications to Lisa Rosen Ryan at by August 20.

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We are one of the largest CPA firms in Vermont. We provide our customers sophisticated, high-value services and close personal attention. We have an opening for an experienced audit and accounting professional who is at the senior or managerial level. CPA preferred but not required. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package, a friendly and cooperative work environment, limited travel, and future partnership opportunity.

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HOYLE, TANNER & ASSOCIATES INC., a midsize national consulting engineering firm with offices in the Northeast, Florida and Virgin Islands, is seeking the following professionals for our BURLINGTON, VT. office:

SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER with eight -12 years of experience in the development of rehabilitation and replacement bridge projects for public agencies. VTrans, NYSDOT, MASSDOT and railroad bridge experience preferred. BSCE and PE (or ability to obtain) required. Master’s degree a plus. Experience with AUTOCAD, STAAD, Solidworks, MicroStation and other programs a plus. Career Code CHS10810

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Entry level to five years of experience in design and plan preparation with one or more years of experience in structural design preferred. Requires knowledge of structural design methods, good communication, and organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency working with AutoCAD a must, MicroStation experience a plus. BSCE required and EIT License preferred. Career Code CHS11109

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER Entry level to five years of experience in design of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems. Knowledge of hydraulic and process design methods as well as good communication, organizational and problem-solving skills a must. Candidate should possess strong computer capabilities including AutoCAD. EIT and BSCE required, MSCE preferred. Career Code EJF10110 Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package, coupled with the opportunity to work on exciting projects that will challenge you and provide a great career opportunity. Please send resume, citing career code, to HOYLE, TANNER & ASSOCIATES INC., 125 College St., 4th Floor, Burlington, VT 05401, via email to, or fax to 802-860-6499. HOYLE, TANNER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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du jour” appetizer and the seafood étouffée entrée. Since both contain darkened roux, the “holy trinity” and lots of spices, they taste fairly similar. My favorite part of the gumbo was the okra, while the étouffée boasted plenty of tender seafood, including crawfish and catfish. Both were heavy on bay, and I spent a good few minutes extracting bits of the leathery leaves from my mouth. Placing the bay in a sachet and removing it from the finished product would have been a nice touch. The best entrée was a whole, perfectly cooked lobster stuffed with a mix of anise-scented grits and corn kernels. I couldn’t figure out exactly what went into the bourbon-and-butter-laced sauce, but one of the chefs explained that it includes tomalley — the prized green lobster liver — that has been ground with a mortar and pestle. Lagniappe has casual service that diners may construe as refreshing or unrefined, depending on their expectations for a mid-priced restaurant. When I asked about the flavor profile of Andygator, a golden, German-style lager from Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company, I was told none of the staffers working that evening had sampled it, and was handed a packet of printed information. Luckily, Andygator turned out to go well with seafood. Because our dishes were highly seasoned and water refills were infrequent, I spent much of the meal lusting after another glass. When my petite friend and I ordered a pair of desserts after a hearty dinner, the server’s eyes widened in disbelief. While we were able to manage dessert — after having much of our dinner wrapped to go — it turned out to be my least favorite part of the meal. The bananas Foster was OK, albeit not flambéed. But a portion of bread pudding was bland and chewy, and the accompanying sauce tasted too boozy. Sweet stuff aside, it seems like Lagniappe is off to a good start. It may just need to add, well, a little something extra. One vegetarian entrée wouldn’t hurt, for example — this is Vermont, after all. And perhaps, as business picks up, the chef can expand the menu to include some additional Cajun and Creole specialties that aren’t seafood based. Right now, almost all the exciting, authentic-sounding dishes feature fruits de mer, but Louisiana cookery has plenty of enticing pork and fowl dishes. And warm, feather-light beignets for dessert? That would be heavenly. m


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The Graduates If Middlebury’s Bridge School students voted for “Most Likely to Succeed” at graduation, it could be a heated competition. After all, the independent elementary school counts some of today’s rising local music stars as alumni: Moira Smiley, Abigail Nessen Bengson, and Anaïs Mitchell (pictured left to right). It also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and the three songbirds share the stage at a Town Hall Theater concert benefiting the Bridge School Scholarship Fund. Mitchell, who recently made a national splash with the recording of her folk opera Hadestown,, performs solo. L.A.-based band VOCO joins Smiley in four-part vocal harmonies of the folk persuasion, and Bengson weaves cabaret and storytelling into an indie-folk act with her husband, Shaun. Someone get these grads a gold star, stat!

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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: 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.


ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Those keen on Jane Austen’s favorite pastime make rural rounds in airconditioned comfort. Val Medve and Martha Kent call the steps. Richmond Free Library, 7-9 p.m. $2 donation. Info, 899-2378.



VINEYARD OPEN HOUSE Friday, August 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at UVM Horticultural Research Center in South Burlington. Free. Info, 656-0475.

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.

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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. for details. Various locations, Mad River Valley, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Various prices. Info, 496-6682.

‘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, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

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CHURCH SUPPER: Plates are piled 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: 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, 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.

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‘BONE BUILDERS’: Folks bulk up their bone and muscle strength through guided exercises. Senior Citizens Center, Brandon, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 247-3121. ‘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.


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Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at various locations statewide. Free. Check with participating wineries and vineyards for details. Info, 893-2928.

BURNHAM KNITTERS: Yarn unfurls into purls at a chat-and-craft session. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576.

‘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, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.




‘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.


ancy a glass of wine and a stroll through the vineyard this weekend? In most parts of the state, that’s no tall order, thanks to the Vermont Grape & Wine Council’s first-ever Vermont Vineyard and Winery Open House Weekend. The affair draws attention to the “vines and wines” of our state, says event organizer and Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm & Vineyard co-owner Jim Hillis. Just in time for véraison (grapes’ change of color), vintners around the state host special activities and educational programs along with regular tours and tastings. The University of Vermont Vineyard, for example, doles out facts about its varieties of wine and table grapes on Friday evening. Boyden Valley Winery teams up with local cheesemakers to offer gourmet cheese plates, tours of the tank and barrel room, and free tastings. Lincoln Peak Vineyard & Winery organizes wagon-ride tours and tunes by They Might Be Gypsies. No better time to indulge in all things grape.



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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.

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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. 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. ‘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. ‘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.


‘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. 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. 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.




Music Festival of the Americas: Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas kick off the music series with “A Little Night Music,” featuring works by Max Reger, Astor Piazzolla and Enrico Chapela. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 8 p.m. $30-50. Info, 760-6797.


‘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.


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.


‘Knights of the Mystic Movie Club’: Flicks with a postapocalyptic theme hit the medium-sized screen. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776.

‘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.

Chamber Mixer: A wellness-themed networking event provides information on energy levels, healthy meals, health care plans and more. Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Berlin, 5-7 p.m. $8 per person; discounts available; preregister. Info, 229-5711,

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.

‘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.

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, 5249706,


‘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. ‘Freedom Club’: New Paradise Laboratories and the Riot Group collaborate in a ruthlessly comic workshop performance about freedom and the American frontier. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 540-0773. Informational Meeting for ‘Peter Pan’: First star to the right and straight on till morning! The Lyric Theatre’s artistic and production team explains the details of the upcoming show to those who’d like to be involved. Auditorium, South Burlington High School, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1484. ‘La Bohème’: Opera North actors display their mastery of the 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.

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.

‘The 39 Steps’: Depot Theatre presents a spoofy rendition of Hitchcock’s mind-bending comedythriller. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $12-20. Info, 518-523-2512.


‘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 for details. Info, 824-5288.

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. Night Ghost Hike: Flashlight holders spy owls, bats and other denizens of the dark on a journey to Ricker Cemetery, where Vermont ghost tales await. Meet at History Hike parking lot; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. 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.


Mark Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament: Fore! Players strive for holes-in-one at a benefit for the Plattsburgh College Foundation. Westport Country Club, 12:30 p.m. $49.99 includes barbecue dinner. Info, 518-564-4169. 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.

‘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. $10-22. Info, 253-3961, ‘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.


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.



Community Meeting: Parents and guardians pitch in on special-events planning for children’s activities. Childcare provided. Elementary music room, Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-1941. Village-building Convergence Panel: Community members join a conversation with experts about “The Art of Shelter.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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.


Burlington Evening Bridal Show: Blushing brides peruse flower, cake, ring and photography options, discover dresses and register for prizes. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. $5-6; cash bar. Info, 459-2897. ‘Canines & Cocktails’: Pooch pals lap up drinks, food and live music with their pups. Humane Society of Chittenden County, South Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $5 donation; cash bar. Info, 862-0135. Moonrise Over Shelburne Museum: Folks roam the decks of the steamboat Ticonderoga while celebrating current exhibits at a fundraising gala. Shelburne Museum, 7-9 p.m. $100. Info, 985-3346.

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 The Godfather. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $4-6. Info, 775-0903.

‘RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness’: The folks behind Internet comedy sensation provide wisecracking commentary to a screening of the 1930s cult classic. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $10-12.50. Info, 660-9300. ‘Solitary Man’: A failed car dealer scheming a comeback must overcome his bad habits in Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s character study. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘The City of Your Final Destination’: See WED.18, 7 p.m. ‘Winter’s Bone’: See WED.18, 7 p.m.

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Farm & Food Tour: A caravan-style expedition to Hardwick-area farms and food businesses introduces visitors to a bustling agricultural community. Preregister. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 10 a.m. $50; free for children 10 and under. Info, 472-5840. 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@hinesburglionsfarmers 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. Senior Luncheon: Elders convene for a midday meal of pulled pork, rice, roasted zucchini and strawberry cake. Senior Citizens Center, Brandon, noon Free. Info, 247-3121. 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.

Mt. Mansfield Scale Modelers: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature-construction skill swap. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765.

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@

Thursdays at the Intervale: Folks learn more about apples during a day devoted to the Food Hub and music from the Left Ear Trio. 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.

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Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Deeksha Oneness Blessing: Folks transfer healing energies at a group meditation session. Moonlight Gifts, Milton, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 893-9966.


Arts & Crafts: See WED.18, noon-4 p.m. Craftsbury Chamber Players Mini Concerts: See WED.18, Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443.

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‘Meet the ScientiSt: Green cheMiStry’: Matthias Brewer demonstrates how to make a polymer from basic kitchen ingredients, and other safe lab experiments. For kids 14 and up. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 2 p.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50. Info, 877-324-6386. 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. ‘WiGGly WorMS’: Toddlers ages 3 to 5 and their parents go sleuthing for squirmy subterranean friends. Preregister. Sugarhouse parking area. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 for each additional child. Info, 434-3068.


‘An eveninG of clArinet’: UVM senior Margaret Roddy and pianist Annemieke Spoelstra journey through works by Brahms, Mozart, Stravinsky and more. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. BroWn BAG concert SerieS: Music lovers relax over snacks while listening to classic swing and big-band sounds by Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble. Rain location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Woodstock Village Green, noon. Free. Info, 457-3981. BroWn BAG concertS: Bluegrass by Stone, Coane & Sacher fills the courtyard. Christ Church, Montpelier, noon. Free. Info, 223-9604. centrAl verMont chAMBer MuSic feStivAl reheArSAlS: Folks watch music in the making at an open practice session. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 728-6464. crAftSBury chAMBer PlAyerS SuMMer concert SerieS: See WED.18, Hardwick Town House, 8 p.m. $8-20. Info, 800-639-3443. ‘Groovin’ on the Green’ concert SerieS: Buddy Dubay & the Minor Key sound out kidpowered rock ‘n’ roll on the village green. Maple Tree Place, Williston, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-9100. MuSic feStivAl of the AMericAS: Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas offer a “Night at the Opera,” with works by Beethoven, Donizetti, Bellini and Verdi. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 8 p.m. $30-50. Info, 760-6797.

villAGe hArMony: Teen singers perform a repertoire of traditional music from around the world. Strafford Town House, 7:30 p.m. $5-10 suggested admission. Info, 426-3210.


corn MAze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

‘Wonderful WAter critterS!’: Frogs, salamanders and dragonflies make appearances on a walk focusing on water quality. Meet at the Nature Trail to Stevenson Brook; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2-3:30 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

verMont lAke MonSterS: See WED.18, 7:05 p.m.


‘dAMn yAnkeeS’: See WED.18, 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., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $21.25-85. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘freedoM cluB’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘fully coMMitted’: A wannabe actor is stuck taking reservations at Manhattan’s busiest restaurant in Lost Nation Theater’s daredevil one-man show. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $5-25. Info, 229-0492.

Saturday August 21 at the State House in Montpelier Walk or Run in Montpelier!

‘GAMe over’: Red Stage Theatre Company presents the East Coast premiere of Josh Levine’s dark comedy about life after serving in Iraq. See theater review, this issue. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 318-7935,

Saturday August 28 at Battery Park in Burlington Saturday August 28 at The Howe Center in Rutland Check-in at 8:00 a.m. Walk at 10:00 a.m.

‘hello, dolly!’: A meddling matchmaker arranges a tangled web of love in early-20th-century New York in this production by a local cast. Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls, 7:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 933-6171.

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‘ten-feSt’: The Valley Players perform an annual lineup of 10-minute plays, ranging from the zany to the sublime, penned by 10 local authors. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $8-10. Info, 583-1674 or 229-0112. ‘the 25th AnnuAl PutnAM county SPellinG 8v-Intervale081810.indd 1 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@depot

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Book diScuSSion SerieS: ‘GeniuS of MArk tWAin’: Classic lit lovers dish on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court with Vermont Humanities scholar Merilyn Burrington. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 388-4095. BreAd loAf WriterS’ conference: Rebecca Solnit lectures on “Darkness and Virginia Woolf,” and Jessica Anthony, Heidi Durrow 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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‘SunSet AquAdventure’: Paddlers of all abilities relish the serenity of the Waterbury Reservoir. Preregister by 6 p.m.; rent life vests and paddles by 6:30 p.m. Meet at A-Side Swim Beach; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3 includes boat rentals; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

viSitinG ArtiSt & Writer SerieS: The Vermont Studio Center hosts a slide-show-enhanced lecture by artist Nari Ward. Lowe Lecture Hall, Johnson, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2727.


‘PArk invAderS!’: Invasive campground plants get the boot at this weeding effort. Meet at Nature Center; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; bring work gloves. Info, 244-7103.

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SnoW fArM vineyArd concert SerieS: Nobby Reed 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.


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Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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.


Dream Ride 2010: Harley riders raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Vermont before a daylong ride to Connecticut. Activities with motorists from all over the Northeast follow the next day. Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, Essex Junction, 9:30 a.m. $20-30 minimum donation; additional fundraising encouraged. Info, 863-5222, ext. 105. Tertulia Latina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440.

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Liberate Music & Yoga Festival: An eclectic lineup of musicians — including Lotus, Spiritual Rez, Rubblebucket and Brothers Past — provides the background for healing arts, dance, camping and food. 845 Poor Farm Road, Sheldon, 1:30-midnight. $50 for Saturday only; $70-90 for weekend pass. Info, 999-2183 or 999-3589. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 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. Cinema 1, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘Wild Grass’: A happily married man finds his interest piqued when he recovers a woman’s lost wallet. Cinema 2, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

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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@ 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, essexcommu ‘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 and Youth Vendor Day with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Route 15 West, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337,

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,

‘Summer of Love’ Karaoke: Cowboy Dan spins ‘60s and ‘70s tunes at a roundup of sing-along contests. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 496-8994.

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.

TGIF Summer Concert Series: Folks welcome in the weekend with live tunes by the Michele Fay Band at the gazebo. Rain location: St. Albans City Hall Gymnasium. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 782-4389.

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,

Twiddle: The Vermont jam band creates a buzz with energetic compositions. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 362-2522.

Richmond Farmers Market: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melody-centered market connecting farmers and cooks. Buddy and Emma Dubay supply acoustic tunes. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-5273.


Stowe Mountain Resort Farmers Market: Nab an organic lunch while perusing the wares of area farmers, craft producers and artists. Stick around for the live music, and cooking and garden demos. Spruce Peak at Stowe, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 253-3000. Vineyard Open House: As part of Vermont Vineyard and Winery Open House Weekend, folks examine varieties of wine and table grapes. See calendar spotlight. UVM Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0475. 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,


‘Alice in Wonderland’: The 9- to 19-year-olds of Lost Nation Theater’s Youth Musical Theater Production Lab present a musical version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5-10. Info, 229-0492 . Arts & Crafts: See WED.18, noon-4 p.m. ‘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.


Annemieke Spoelstra: The awardwinning pianist presents “Ballads and Dances,” a collection of works by Chopin, Dvořák and Liszt, at a benefit for the Mohale Orphan Support Association and Friends for Friends. Richmond Free Library, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 578-7140. Cody Michaels: The Vermont pianist works the hammers and strings to produce his awardwinning musical expressions. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $8-12. Info, 877-3659. Music Festival of the Americas: Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas offer “Summer Classics,” including works by Schumann, Joaquín Rodrigo and José Pablo Moncayo. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 8 p.m. $30-50. Info, 760-6797. My Morning Jacket: Since the late ‘90s, this five-man band has served up a fearless mix of alt-country, reggae, funk and American influences. Midway Lawn. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 6:45 p.m. $36-39; $1 from every ticket benefits the Combat Paper Project. Info, 652-0777. ‘School of Rock ‘n’ Roll Super Jam Concert’: Rock-camp teens, guided by Clint Bierman and members of the Grift and the Dough Boys, present a culminating performance. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222.

Corn Maze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Discovery Hike: Forest walkers of all abilities cover ground to the last standing homestead of Little River Settlement. Longer loop options available. Meet at the History Hike parking lot; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4. Info, 244-7103. Night Ghost Hike: See WED.18, 7 p.m.


Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Alberto Ríos lectures on “Magical Realism in the 21st Century,” and Beth Bachmann, Ken Chen 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. Brown Bag Book Club: Readers gab about Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History at lunch time. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:301:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Poets’ Night: Pen-and-paper scribblers share penned lines and pithy prose. Outer Space Café, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6106. Tim Brookes: The Vermont author’s new travel book, Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment, follows his assignment for National Geographic on monsoon forecasting. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.

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Vermont Lake Monsters: The Green Mountain State’s minor-league baseball team bats against the Brooklyn Cyclones. Centennial Field, Burlington, 7:05 p.m. Individual game tickets, $5-8. Info, 655-4200.

WaLK TO END CHILD ABUSE: MONTPELIER: Concerned community members raise awareness through a downtown stroll and 5k fun run. Vermont Statehouse lawn, 10 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 800-244-5373.



Brown Bag Transportation Discussion: Speaker Joe Segale focuses on the “Colchester Avenue Transportation Corridor Study.” Decision Theater, Farrell Hall, UVM, Burlington, noon-12:55 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1312. Visiting Artist & Writer Series: The Vermont Studio Center hosts a slide-show-enhanced lecture by artist Irving Petlin. Lowe Lecture Hall, Johnson, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2727.


Circus Minimus: Clowning, juggling, acrobatics, tightrope walking and tumbling fill a big-top performance by kids ages 7 and up who are part of the Circus Kids Create program. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 496-8994. ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Freedom Club’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘Fully Committed’: See THU.19, 8 p.m. ‘Hello, Dolly!’: See THU.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘La Bohème’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Spring Awakening’: Red Stage Theatre Company presents Frank Wedekind’s gutsy drama about teenage sexuality. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 318-7935, redstageth ‘Ten-Fest’: See THU.19, 8 p.m. ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.19, 8 p.m. ‘The 39 Steps’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Sound of Music’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘Unnecessary Farce’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See THU.19, 7:30 p.m.

Kingdom Farm & Food Days: A celebration of regional food and agriculture includes farm tours, seed-saving workshops, a Local Foods Showcase, live music and an evening bonfire. See calendar spotlight. Various Northeast Kingdom locations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Most events are free or by donation; some small fees apply. Info, 472-6174. Open Farm Work Day: Good Samaritans help a new farm create growing beds via sheet mulching. Peace of Earth Farm, Albany, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 755-6336.


Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Worcester: Citizens 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. Village-building Convergence Workshop: Calais: Community members learn more about geomancy and dowsing. Call for specific location. Private home, Calais, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Workshop: Montpelier: Adrienne Wilson covers the basics of Qigong, a Chinese approach to mental, physical and spiritual health. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 454-1167. Village-building Convergence Workshop: Plainfield: Participants learn more about edible landscapes as part of a sustainability-centric celebration. East Hill Tree Farm, Plainfield, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167.


Pilobolus Dance Theater Community Showing: The acclaimed dance company presents the culminating performance of a summer dance intensive. See “State of the Arts,” this issue.

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Hanover Street School, Lebanon, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. Sacred Ground dance: Group moves help build community as dancers send out messages of peace and joy to world music. South End Studio, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 540-0044.


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.

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late Summer artS & craFt FeStiVal: Water and oil paintings, folk art, jewelry, woodworking, photography, decorative gourds, and other local creations meet craft demos and live entertainment. Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, Ludlow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 773-8826.

‘chalk-a-thon 2010’: Food-themed chalk masterpieces color the pavement at an art competition. Cheechako Taco, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 518-335-2295.

liBerate muSic & yoGa FeStiVal: See FRI.20, 9:30 a.m.-midnight.

community yard Sale: Bargain hunters search through community contributions for treasures. Proceeds will be used to replace the West Brookfield Community Center roof. West Brookfield Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 371-9528, williamj


‘Back-to-cool QuizmaSterS’: Shoppers vie for University Mall gift cards by taking part in a trivia game show. Preregister. University Mall, South Burlington, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066.

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@preser Final cut Pro oPen laB: Apprentice film editors complete three tracks of exercises as a VCAM staff member lends a hand. Preregister. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 651-9692. 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. Grand reoPeninG celeBration: Lighting workshops, live photo shoots, photography displays and more fill eight days of activities. Green Mountain Camera, Waterbury Center, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 244-0883. 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.

‘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.

Vcam acceSS orientation: Video production hounds get an overview of facilities, policies and procedures. Preregister. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.

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‘i am loVe’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. ‘micmacS’: Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s newest sensation follows a daydreamer who, along with a band of quirky junkyard dealers, schemes the downfall of two weapons manufacturers. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘wild GraSS’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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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@ 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 caPital city FarmerS market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. Kismet’s Crystal Maderia leads a “Shop With the Chef,” and the House Carpenters bust out the music. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, 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.18, 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, groton


‘local SeaSoninGS For a PoSt-oil world’: Instructor Charmaine Kinton highlights plantbased flavors from afar that can grow in the Upper Valley. Space is limited; preregister. Upper Valley Food Co-op, White River Junction, 10 a.m.-noon. $20. Info, 295-5804.



‘two Great country houSeS’: Not to the manor born? You can still take a good long look inside on these detailed tours of Shelburne House and the Brick House at Shelburne Museum. Preregister. Shelburne Farms, 1-4 p.m. $35-40. Info, 985-3346, ext. 3346 or 3145, brickhouse@shelburne

Ben & Jerry’S outdoor moVie FeStiVal: Moviegoers get an ice cream fix while watching 12v-Stowetheater081110.indd 1 The Goonies under the stars. Ben & Jerry’s Factory, Waterbury, at dusk.. Free. Info, 862-9620.


‘SiGniFicant landScaPeS’: A joint concert and art show focuses on natural beauty with music and poetry performances, and a collection of oils, watercolors and drawings by local and regional artists. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Info, 223-2424, huling.reed@

Stowe Town Hall Theatre 67 Main Street • All shows at 8 p.m. Tickets, information: 802-253-3961


‘raBBle in armS’: Eighteenth-century reenactors abound in a living-history weekend, complete with naval engagements, illustrated talks and American Revolution education. See calendar spotlight. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 10 a.m.5 p.m. $6-10; free for kids under 5. Info, 475-2022.

‘BaSeBall: the tenth inninG’: Sports fans view an advance screening of Ken Burns’ new ball-and-bat-themed documentary and say hello to Vermont Lake Monsters players. Preregistration required. Vermont Public Television Studio, Colchester, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3351,

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innoVatiVe homeS oF the mad riVer Valley tour: Architects lead a tour through five residential structures that take steps toward the future. Proceeds benefit Yestermorrow’s scholarship fund. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50 includes lunch. Info, 496-5545 or 496-5540.

Vermont FeStiVal oF the artS: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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. Mount Tom Farmers Market: Twenty-five purveyors of garden-fresh crops, pasta, herbs and spices set up shop for the morning. Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 763-8617. 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. 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. 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. Star Chef Food & Wine Show: Culinary experts join chef Mark Timms in creating an “appetite for generosity” with samples of their signature dishes. With wine and cheese tastings to boot, the event benefits the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, noon-5 p.m. $45 includes unlimited tastings. Info, 451-8686.




Vermont Vineyard and Winery Open House Weekend: Got grapes? Wine connoisseurs take advantage of tours, tastings and activities throughout the state at this inaugural celebration. Visit or check with vineyards for details. Various locations statewide, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 893-2928. 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,


‘Alice in Wonderland’: See FRI.20, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts: See WED.18, noon-4 p.m. Intro to Birding: Eight- to 16-year-olds catch sight of feathers on a trail walk. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 8:30 a.m. Free. Info, 751-7671. Judith Witters: The storyteller offers imaginative tales between a film screening and lunch for the whole family. Cabaret Room, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $5-7; free for Community National Bank Totally Kids Club members. Info, 748-2600. ‘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. ‘Summer Fun Days’: Adventure stories set the scene for hands-on activities for children entering grades 2 and up. Phoenix Books, Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

Zumba Class: Six- to 10-year-olds and their parents let loose in a dance-fitness program. South End Studio, Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. $14 for parent and one child; $16 for parent and two or more children. Info, 540-0044.

‘Making Tracks & Seeing Skins’: Explorers look for signs of furry friends by using track molds, plaster of Paris and more. Meet at the Nature Center; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4. Info, 244-7103.

Village-building Convergence Closing Ceremony: Circle dancing wraps up a nine-day celebration of sustainable living, homesteading and community. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167.


Morning Meander: A moderate hike introduces folks to the cellar holes and cemeteries of Lost Little River Settlement. Meet at History Hike parking lot; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4. Info, 244-7103.

Village-building Convergence Localvore Picnic: Homegrown potluck dishes get passed around as part of a community-wide sustainability movement. Shelter. Hubbard Park, Montpelier, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1167.

Bridge School’s 30th Anniversary Concert: Anaïs Mitchell, Abigail Nessen Bengson and Moira Smiley, all alums of the independent elementary school, perform at this benefit concert. A reception follows in the Jackson Gallery. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $25. Info, 382-9222. Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: A musical ensemble performs classical compositions by Richard Strauss, Johan Halvorsen and Johannes Brahms. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 8 p.m. $20 for adults. Info, 728-6464. Ethan Azarian: The songwriter intertwines folk, pop and rock in a concert with special guest Indigo Ruth-Davis. Adamant Community Club, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 456-7054. Giant Travel Avant Garde, Caring Babies, The Pilgrims, Hannah Hoffman, The Wooden Spoons: A handful of bands let loose rock, electronica, acoustic and art-house creations. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m. $8 or pay what you can; free for museum members. Info, 356-2776. ‘It’s Cooler In the Mountains’ Concert Series: Jam-reggae band Roots of Creation perform tunes in a chill setting. Base of the K-1 gondola. Killington Mountain, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 422-2105. ‘Mad 4 Music’ Gulf Coast Benefit: Sara Grace & the Suits, Mark LaVoie, Loveful Heights, the Eames Brothers Band and others perform at a two-night fundraiser to help restore the Gulf Coast. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $10-15 per day or $20 for the weekend. Info, 496-8994.

‘Wonderful Water Critters!’: See THU.19, 2-3:30 p.m.


Burlington Bombers Bout: A thrilling doubleheader features battles between the Burlington Bomb Quads and Mass Maelstrom, and Burlington Bomb Shells and Elm City Derby Damez. Essex Skating Facility, Essex Junction, 6-10 p.m. $5-12; free for kids under 5. Info, 922-6635. Vermont Lake Monsters: See FRI.20, 6:05 p.m.


Auditions for ‘Peter Pan’: Singers and dancers ages 8 and up strive for roles in Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production. Call for audition details. Auditorium, South Burlington High School, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1484. ‘Damn Yankees’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Don Giovanni’: See THU.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘Draw the Circle’: The New York Theatre Workshop offers a new work-in-progress about the struggles that come with being transgendered. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘Fully Committed’: See THU.19, 8 p.m. ‘Game Over’: See THU.19, 8 p.m.

Music Festival of the Americas: Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas offer a variety of musical styles and dancing in “Anything Goes.” Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 8 p.m. $3050. Info, 760-6797.

‘H6R3 (The Lords of War)’: The Greensboro Arts Alliance presents a thrilling mash-up of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 1 and Richard III. Lakeview Inn, Greensboro, 8 p.m. $10-20 donation. Info, 533-9909,

Natalie MacMaster & Great Big Sea: The famous Cape Breton fiddler offers ferocious folk and Celtic song traditions, and the Canadian folk-rock band blends in a modern twist. Suicide Six, Woodstock, 5:30 p.m. $25-45; $55-65 with barbecue. Info, 457-3981.

‘Hello, Dolly!’: See THU.19, 7:30 p.m.

Pro-Series Concert: Yi Chen Yeh performs Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and cellist Rebecca Landell offers compositions by Bach, Schumann and Dvořák. Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking. Fisk Farm Art Center, Isle La Motte, 7:30 p.m. $14-22; free for children 15 and under accompanied by an adult. Info, 928-3364. ‘The Mellow Yellow Experience’: A Burlington band recreates sounds of the psychedelic era in a multimedia concert. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $13-18. Info, 877-6737. Village Harmony: See THU.19, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $5-10 suggested admission. Info, 773-1715.


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, 6522453, Corn Maze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ‘Foray for Fungi’: There’s fungus among us ... and Skidmore College mycologist Sue Van Hook points out the edible species and their other uses on a forest meander. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2 p.m. $5; free for children under 14. Info, 948-2000.

‘Spring Awakening’: See FRI.20, 2 p.m. ‘Ten-Fest’: See THU.19, 8 p.m. ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: See THU.19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘The 39 Steps’: See WED.18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Village-building Convergence Project: Barre: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Downtown Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: East Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Village-building Convergence Project: Montpelier: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Israeli Dance: Movers bring clean, soft-soled shoes and learn traditional circle or line dances. Partners not required. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:15-9:30 p.m. $2; free to first-timers. Info, 888-5706.


‘Art, Music & Tea’: Melodies from a cappella jazz ensemble Maple Jam 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. Burlington Area Scrabble Club: Triple-lettersquare seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 862-7558. 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.21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ‘Floating Fundraiser’: A lineup of jazz musicians creates a dance-party atmosphere at a benefit for Vermont Family Network. Meet at the Burlington Boathouse, 6:45 p.m. Preregister. Northern Lights Cruise Boat, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $50; $90 per couple; cash bar. Info, 876-5315. Grand Reopening Celebration: See SAT.21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘The Anatomy of a Female Pope’: A young nun disguised as a man climbs the Vatican hierarchy in the New York Theatre Workshop’s new work-inprogress. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422.

‘Honoring Native Ways’: Dancing, drumming, storytelling and crafts teach kids and parents alike about the customs and beliefs of Native Americans. St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 372-5049.

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See WED.18, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

‘Turn Your Lawn Into Eden’: Green thumbs learn about the sunlight, drainage and pollination requirements for growing fruits and nuts in a home-garden haven. Elmore Roots Nursery, Wolcott, 1-3 p.m. $10. Info, 888-3305, fruitpal@

‘The Sound of Music’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘Unnecessary Farce’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘When We Are Married’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See THU.19, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.



Kingdom Farm & Food Days: See SAT.21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


Active Retirees Social Group: An al fresco dinner picnic connects folks still in their prime. Pavilion next to second parking lot. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 864-0604.

‘Rabble in Arms’: See SAT.21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

fairs & festivals

Alburgh Heritage Festival: A chicken barbecue, music by Atlantic Crossing and Michèle Choinière, a goat feeding and pie eating let folks show their pride in the peninsula town. 215 West Shore Road, Alburgh, 12:30 p.m. $5-25. Info, 796-3730. Liberate Music & Yoga Festival: See FRI.20, 10-11:15 a.m. Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.


‘Expand Your Mind: Films of the 1960s’: Harold and Maude fits into a period film series — at period

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fiND SElEct EVENtS oN twittEr @7dayscalendar prices, no less. Introductory talk by Middlebury College’s Jason Mittell, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $2. Info, 382-9222.

CenTrAL vermonT ChAmBer musIC FesTIvAL: See SAT.21, Unitarian Church, Woodstock, 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 457-3981.

‘I Am Love’: See FRI.20, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

LAKe ChAmPLAIn ChAmBer musIC FesTIvAL: The East Coast Chamber Orchestra kicks off an eight-day fest with works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and others. Violinist Soovin Kim solos. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 3 p.m. $10-25. Info, 846-2175.

‘The KIds Are ALL rIghT’: Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play partners whose children bring their biological father into their fragile family in Lisa Cholodenko’s 2010 film. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘WILd grAss’: See FRI.20, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

food & drink

BIrThdAy CeLeBrATIon: An ice cream social marks museum founder Bob Spear’s 90th-anda-half birthday. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-2 p.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167. 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. 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. ‘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. souTh BurLIngTon FArmers mArKeT: Growers and producers parcel out the fruits of the soil to folks looking to buy local. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569. 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@stowevtfarmers

‘mAd 4 musIC’ guLF CoAsT BeneFIT: See SAT.21, 8 p.m. mAryse smITh: The local songwriter puts her voice to use in folk-rock and Americana works. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569.


‘AquAdvenTure!’: A two-hour paddle offers experienced rowers a scenic look at the Waterbury Reservoir. Preregister; pick up paddles and life jackets by 10:30 a.m. Meet at A-Side Swim Beach; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-3 includes boat rentals; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. BIKe Ferry: See SAT.21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Corn mAze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. FIeLd WALK: Visitors stroll through the trial garden on a tour emphasizing the summer crops: squash, melons, beans, tomatoes and more. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Wolcott, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6174.

‘PedAL For PAWs’: Spinning wheels help save animals at scenic cycle routes benefiting the orphaned or surrendered residents at North Country Animal League. Commodores Inn, Stowe, 7 a.m.4 p.m. $40-75; $15-25 for postride barbecue for nonriders. Info, 253-0889. vermonT LAKe monsTers: See FRI.20, 1:05 p.m.


AudITIons For ‘PeTer PAn’: See SAT.21, 8 a.m. ‘FuLLy CommITTed’: See THU.19, 2 p.m. ‘gAme over’: See THU.19, 2 p.m. ‘h6r3 (The Lords oF WAr)’: See SAT.21, 8 p.m.

health & fitness

‘The 25Th AnnuAL PuTnAm CounTy sPeLLIng Bee’: See THU.19, 5 p.m.

‘reAd To A dog’: See SAT.21, 1-2 p.m.

‘The mArveLous WondereTTes’: See WED.18, 2 p.m.

AnnemIeKe sPoeLsTrA: See FRI.20, Gate House Lodge. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 578-7140.

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PuBLIC heArIng: The public chimes in on the proposed amendments to the Unified Development Bylaws. Meeting Room, Town Hall, Williston, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5121.


BIngo: Number noters try to fashion a five-letter find. Senior Citizens Center, Brandon, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 247-3121. grAnd reoPenIng CeLeBrATIon: See SAT.21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. MON.23

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‘CeLeBrATe The WATers In eAsT monTPeLIer’: Grassroots groups take a stand to protect groundwater and the Quarry Pond at a potluck affair featuring music by Lafe Dutton and Coco Kallis, Susannah Blachly and George White, and Colin McCaffrey. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Natural Resources Council. 1120 Coburn Road, East Montpelier, 1-5 p.m. $10-35 suggested donation; refreshments available. Info, 454-7303.

reAdIng serIes: Writers of regional and national renown present their works in the gallery. Featured speakers are Rebecca T. Godwin and Sydney Lea. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 767-9670,


AnnuAL FoLK musIC ConCerT: The Gawler Family supplies old and new folk melodies. Pete Sutherland, John Dunlop and Laura Markowitz join in the music making. Old West Church, Calais, 4 p.m. $15. Info, 863-5966.




Enjoy Dock Dogs ● Anastasini Circus ● Fair Food ● Concerts in the Coca Cola Grandstand ● Agriculture & Competitions ● And much more!

‘The 39 sTePs’: See WED.18, 7:30 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.

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‘Ten-FesT’: See THU.19, 2 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.

ArTs & CrAFTs: See WED.18, noon-4 p.m.

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LAughTer yogA For BegInners: Smiling participants split their sides chuckling at this fun and gentle yogic exercise for overall health and happiness. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 45 p.m. Free. Info, 860-1525.

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‘How to Buy a Car’: A seminar by the Growing Money Program drops knowledge about purchasing a ride. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2567, Invasive Insect Workshop: Citizen scientists learn about the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle, two major threats to Vermont’s landscapes. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 505-0200, rhonda.mace@state.

fairs & festivals

Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.


‘I Am Love’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m. ‘Wild Grass’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m.

health & fitness

‘Bone Builders’: See WED.18, 9-10 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. ‘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.

fairs & festivals

‘Wild Grass’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m.


Derby Farmers Market: See SAT.21, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.


Retirement Investment Strategies: Baystate Financial Services doles out advice for keeping your finances on track. Seating is limited; preregister. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:307 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790.

‘Look Good ... Feel Better’: See WED.18, Preregister. Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 800-227-2345.

Music With Peter: See THU.19, 10:45 a.m.


Grand Reopening Celebration: See SAT.21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 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.


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.

Dr. Stephen Brandon: Typing too much? In “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Presenting a Multifaceted Approach for Repetitive Strain Injuries,” the speaker explains natural approaches to eliminate wrist pain. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1.

Arts & Crafts: Recycled materials recreate favorite museum objects in the Owl Cottage Family Activity Center. Shelburne Museum, noon-4 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346.


refresher. Preregister. American Cancer Society, Williston, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $12-14. Info, 372-8511.

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.


Corn Maze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


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. Visiting Artist & Writer Series: The Vermont Studio Center hosts a reading by Carol Moldaw. Lowe Lecture Hall, Johnson, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2727.



‘Solar Made Simple’: Reps from groSolar lay out the guidelines for assessing whether a home or business is right for sun-powered energy solutions. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.


AARP Safe Driver Course: Motor vehicle operators ages 50 and up take a quick trip to the classroom — with no tests and no grades! — for a how-to


‘I Am Love’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m. ‘RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness’: See THU.19, 7:30 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, 36:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073. Rutland County Farmers Market: See SAT.21, 3-6 p.m. Thetford Hill Community Market: Vendors supply localvores with an array of baked treats, honey, maple syrup and veggies. Thetford Hill Green, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4404. Tomato Canning & Freezing: Foodies outsmart the winter by preparing the savory fruits in longlasting ways. Preregister. The Chubby Muffin, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

health & fitness

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.

‘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.

Lamoille Valley Year-Round Farmers Artisan Market: See WED.18, 3-6:30 p.m.


South Hero Farmers Market: See WED.18, 4-7 p.m.

Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

After Dark Music Series: British folk-rock legend Richard Thompson unleashes stunning guitar sounds. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $50-55. Info, 388-0216. ‘Bach on Church’: Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival musicians give life to Bach’s Goldberg Variations for String Trio. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 846-2175. ‘ECCOs Around Town’: East Coast Chamber Orchestra members execute Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 846-2175. Family Concert: As part of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, members of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra play tunes for all ages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3:15 p.m. Free. Info, 846-2175. Milton Community Band: A local ensemble plays rousing band standards at a picnic-friendly setting. Bombardier Recreation Park, Milton, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-4922.


Corn Maze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


‘Get to Know Your Bike’: A cycle-shop pro introduces free wheelers to vehicle anatomy, flat fixes and roadside skills. Skirack, Burlington, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3313.


Auditions for ‘Peter Pan’: See SAT.21, 6 p.m. ‘Mixed Nuts’: Vermont State Hospital inmates, led by a reincarnated Ethan Allen, put on a vaudeville revue in this screwball production by Unadilla Theatre. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.

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English Country Dance: See WED.18, 7-9 p.m.


Arts & Crafts: See MON.23, noon-4 p.m.

Burnham Knitters: See WED.18, 6-8 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.

Grand Reopening Celebration: See SAT.21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

fairs & festivals

‘Finding Nemo’: A clownfish and his father travel the ocean in this animated adventure film from 2003. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.


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.

Enosburg Falls Farmers Market: See WED.18, 3-6 p.m.

‘Summer Fun Days’: Science stories set the scene for hands-on activities for children entering grades 3 and up. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


Science & Stories: Songs, tales and crafts explore the Lake Champlain food chain. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50. Info, 877-324-6386.

food & drink

Vermont Festival of the Arts: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

‘Anna Christie’: Greta Garbo plays a former prostitute in this 1930 drama — her first talkie. “Spotlight Talk” in the Hood Museum, 6:30 p.m. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘I Am Love’: See FRI.20, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. ‘Wild Grass’: See FRI.20, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

health & fitness

‘Bone Builders’: See WED.18, 9-10 a.m.

‘Keep That Spring in Your Spine!’: Rolfer Robert Rex combines Kundalini yoga and Rolf Movement Integration to show folks how to keep their vertebrae happy. Preregister. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. ‘Women’s Wellness’: Betzy Bancroft of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism illuminates the nourishing qualities of herbs for female systems. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.


Arts & Crafts: See MON.23, noon-4 p.m. ‘Peter the Music Man’: See WED.18, 12:30-1 p.m.


‘All That Jazz’ Dinner Cruise: See WED.18, 6:30-9 p.m. Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival: The East Coast Chamber Orchestra performs varied chamber works, including David Ludwig’s Aigaios for String Quartet and Antonín Dvořák’s Nocturne in B Major, op. 40, for String Quintet. Preconcert talk, 6:45 p.m. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 846-2175. Summer Concert Series: See WED.18, 5:30 p.m.


Corn Maze: See WED.18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monarch Butterfly Tagging: In 2007, a blackand-orange flyer identified at the nature center was recovered in Mexico. Folks catch, tag and release the migrating monarchs to help with future connections. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206. Night Ghost Hike: See WED.18, 7 p.m. Wagon Ride Wednesday: See WED.18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Golf Tournament: Golfers compete in a scramble format to benefit the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County. Cedar Knoll Country Club, Hinesburg, 10 a.m. $60 includes barbecue dinner. Info, 598-2287, Vermont Lake Monsters: The Green Mountain State’s minor-league baseball team bats against the Connecticut Tigers. Centennial Field, Burlington, 7:05 p.m. Individual game tickets, $5-8. Info, 655-4200.


Auditions for ‘Peter Pan’: See SAT.21, 6 p.m. ‘Mixed Nuts’: See TUE.24, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Sound of Music’: See WED.18, 8 p.m. ‘Unnecessary Farce’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.


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burlington city arts CLAY: BEGINNING WHEEL I: Sep. 13-Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $210/nonmembers, $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. An introduction to clay, pottery and the ceramics studio. Students will be working primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques. Be guided through the various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. No previous experience needed! Includes over 20 hours per week of open studio time to practice!

DROP-IN: FRIDAY NIGHT TEEN CLAY: Weekly on Fridays, Sept. 10-Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26),

DESIGN: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Sep. 23-Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $185/ nonmembers, $166.50/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, including layout, designing posters and more. This class will give you the basics and help you need to become proficient with this powerful layout program. Class is suited for beginners who are interested in furthering their design software skills. Class will be taught on a Mac with InDesign CS4. DRAWING: Sep. 27-Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $145/nonmembers, $130.50/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Learn a variety of drawing techniques including basic perspective, compositional layout, and use of dramatic light and shadow. Students will work mostly from observation and will be encouraged to work with a

DROP IN: LIFE DRAWING FOR ADULTS: Sep. 13-Dec. 13, 6:308:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $8/session, $7/session BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. This drop-in class is open to all levels and facilitated by a BCA staff member and professional model. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. No registration necessary. Purchase a crop-in card and get the sixth visit for free! DROP-IN: FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY CLAY: Sep. 10-Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Weekly on Friday. Cost: $6/ per participant, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn wheel and hand-building techniques at BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures. Staff will give wheel and hand-building demonstrations throughout the evening. Clay for practice and fun is free. If you want to keep something, you can glaze and fire it for $3 per item. No registration necessary. JEWELRY: BEGINNING JEWELRY: Sep. 14-Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $210/nonmembers, $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Make your own earrings, pendants, necklaces and more! Learn how to use jewelry hand tools to make original finished pieces of wearable art during this eight-week course. Students will learn many techniques, including sawing, forming, polishing and soldering. There will be two loosely based assignments adapted to each student’s ideas. DROP-IN: POLLYWOG PRESCHOOL: Sep. 9-Dec. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $6/parent/child

pair, $5/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. This popular drop-in program introduces young children to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Participants will work with homemade play dough, paint, yarn, ribbon, paper and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. No registration necessary. Ages 6 months-5 years. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit free!

members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Explore the basic workings of the manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter speeds and exposure and learn the basics of composition, lens choices and film types/sensitivity. Bring an empty manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera and its owners manual to class. No experience necessary.

DROP-IN: TADPOLE PRESCHOOL: Sep. 7-Dec. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $6/ parent/child pair, $3/per additional sibling, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This popular drop-in program introduces your child to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Through art projects designed for early learners, young artists will draw, work with clay, create collages, paint murals and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. No registration necessary. Ages 3-5.

PRINT: LINOCUT PRINTMAKING: Sep. 14-Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $210/nonmembers, $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. The linocut is a printmaking technique similar to woodcut; instead linoleum is used. This is a great class for beginners or experienced printers looking to try a new technique. Students will have the chance to experiment with their own designs. Cost includes use of open studio hours for classwork.

PHOTO: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP BASICS: Sep. 21-Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $250/nonmembers, $225/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Gain confidence working in Adobe Photoshop in this six-week class. Uploading images into Adobe Bridge, use Camera Raw and learn how to use image-correction tools such as color and white balance correction, layers, masks, selections, and retouching. Print on our Epson 3880 printer. Limit: 6. Prerequisite: Intro Film/ Digital SLR Camera or equivalent experience. PHOTO: INTRO FILM/DIGITAL CAMERA: Sep. 22-Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $145/ nonmembers, $130.50/BCA

Call 802-865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. BCA offers dozens of weeklong summer art camps for ages 3-14 in downtown Burlington from June to August – the largest selection of art camps in the region! Choose full- or halfday camps – scholarships are available. See all the camps and details at www.burlingtoncit


BURLINGTON DANCES: Burlington now has her very own modern dance studio at the new Natural Bodies Pilates at Chace Mill. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., Suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-8633369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, Prepare your body, mind and spirit with Pilates. Transform yourself through modern and creative dance. Register for upcoming movement workshops with Joe Williams, Rich Marantz and Hanna Satterlee, and take classes with inspired teachers Ellen Smith Ahern, Lucille Dyer, Annelies McVoy, Julie PeoplesClark and Elizabeth Sanford. Open house September 12! DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802-598-1077, info@ Salsa classes, nightclub-style. One-on-one, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Argentinean Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walk-ins 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: LANGUAGE

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GIRLS MOVE MOUNTAINS: Aug. 21. Location: Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. Info: Girls Move Mountains, 802-229-2976, info@ Girls

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, kevin@, www. 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!





POTTERY CLASSES: Classes start on Sept. 7 & meet weekly until Oct. 25. Cost: $195/per session. Location: Montpelier Mud, 961 Route 2, Middlesex. Info: Montpelier Mud, 802-224-7000,, www. Dig into the mud at our new facility in Middlesex. Clay is our medium and fun is our goal, whether you build with patience or throw with speed. Your imagination will be your inspiration and your teacher your guide. Classes available for adults, teens and children.

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.


CLAY: BEGINNING WHEEL II: Sep. 6-Nov. 4, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $210/ nonmembers, $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Loved Beginning Wheel I and looking for more? In this mixed-level class for advanced beginners and intermediate potters, students will learn individualized tips and challenges for advancement on the wheel. Students must be proficient in centering and throwing basic cups and bowls. Over 20 hours per week of open studio time to practice! Prerequisite: Proficiency in centering and throwing basic cups and bowls.

7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $6/per participant, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Teens, bring your old clothes and some tunes and get creative at the BCA clay studio. Staff will show you how to hand-build your own projects or use the wheels to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. Clay for practice and fun is free. If you want to keep something, you can glaze and fire it for $3 per item. No registration necessary. Ages 13+.

variety of media including pencil, pen and ink, ink wash, charcoal, conte crayon, and colored pencil. Comics and illustration projects may be incorporated based on student interest.


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Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St. (Chace Mill) #372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-863-3369,, 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:, 802-860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. NEW! SALSA DANCE CLASSES W/ BURLINGTON’S BEST DAVID LARSON & 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, Burlington. Info: Sabrina, 802540-0044. Not sure where we are? Just look for our new “Salsa Dancers” sign on lower Pine St. South End Studio, the newest and nicest place to dance. Come and meet the new friends who have joined us.

gardening GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN: NO-ADDED-PECTIN JAMMAKING: Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $25/class. Location: Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Falls Rd., Hinesburg. Info: Julie, 802-482-4060, julie@ Robin Berger is a mother of two young food critics and an avid home canner and cook. She focuses on seasonal food prepared without processed products. She blogs about food and feeding her family at

In this workshop we will make and can a seasonal fruit jam with no added pectin. There will be a discussion of canning safety and equipment needed, as well as time to ask questions. Workshop participants will take home one jar of jam as well as the recipe presented in the workshop.

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,, www.wisdomofthe Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local, wild, edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

language AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1: Cost: $175/class plus the cost of the book/DVD. Location: Multiple locations, Chittenden Co. Info: Keri Darling, kdarling@ Hosted by the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH). This class is for anyone interested in learning beginning American Sign Language. Williston, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Liberty Lane. Tuesday evenings, class starts Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. (13 weeks). Registration deadline, Sept. 3. St. Albans, St. Albans Primary Care, 9 Crest Rd. Wednesday evenings, class starts Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. (13 weeks). Registration deadline, Sept. 3. Essex Jct., Senior Center, 2 Lincoln St. Monday evenings,

class starts Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. (13 weeks). Registration deadline, Sept. 9. AMIGOS LEARN SPANISH WITH US: Beginning week of September 20 for 10 weeks. Cost: $160/10 1-hour classes. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Ctr., Waterbury Ctr. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Spanish in Waterbury Center, 802-6594181, spanishparavos@gmail. com, www.spanishwa New fall Spanish class offerings. Learn from a native speaker in a small class environment. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Also private instruction and tutoring. We specialize in lessons for young children; they love it! Convenient scheduling. See our website for complete info or contact us for details.

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 (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, 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, 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@, Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-

respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

massage 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,, This program teaches two forms of Oriental massage, Amma and Shiatsu. We will explore Oriental medicine theory and diagnosis as well as the body’s meridian system, acupressure points, Yin Yang and 5-Element Theory. Additionally, 100 hours of Western anatomy and physiology will be taught. Program starting September 2010. VSAC nondegree grants are available.

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-658-6795, www.burlington 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: Jul. 20, 7 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Location: Exquisite Mind Studio, 88 King St., Burlington. Info: Exquisite Mind, Arnie Kozak, 802-6608043, drkozak@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 LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION: 6 Wed. evenings, Sept. 1-Oct. 6, 7-8 p.m. 1st class will go until 8:30 p.m. Cost: $75/6 1-hour classes. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, 802-985-9746,, www. Mettabhavana is a Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional lovingkindness and friendliness. Metta helps us rid ourselves of internal and external conflicts; overcome lacerating guilt; be open to loving acceptance of ourselves and others. Includes lectures, meditation instruction, practice periods and discussion.

parenting COOPERATIVE PARENTING: Sep. 7-28, 5-7:30 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Location: VNA Family Room, 20 Allen Strret, Burlington. Info: Visiting Nurse Association, Danielle Hartwick, 802-860-4420,, Cooperative Parenting Through Divorce or Separation Workshop Series. Free! Please join us to discuss changing families and effective ways to co-parent. September 7: Commitment to Caring and Loving Both Parents; September 14: Changing My Role and Emotions; September 21: Make It Better or Keep It Bitter, Dealing With Conflict; September 28: Negotiating Agreements, Co-Parenting is Forever. JUNGIAN PARENTING: Sep. 8-29, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $60/class. Location: 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 802-244-7909. Learn how to be a better parent by applying Carl Jung’s wisdom and techniques in this experiential course full of exercises and actionable information. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

pilates ALL WELLNESS: Location: 208 Flynn Ave., Studio 3A (across from the antique shops, before Oakledge Park), Burlington. Info: 802-863-9900, www.allwell 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!

sewing END-OF-SUMMER SEWING CLASSES: Classes start Aug. 19 & run until the end of the month. Space is limited so sign up today. Location: nido, 209 College St, Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: nido, Phiona HamiltonGordon, 802-881-0068, phiona@, nido fabric + yarn has extended its most popular summer sewing classes for the month of August! Learn to sew for the first time or build on your existing skills and take one of our zipper pouch, everyday tote, or made-for-you skirt classes.

shelburne art center BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING: Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $230/ nonmembers, $195 members. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, Drawing on inspirations from photographs, still life, nature, abstracts and famous artists. Use acrylic paints to learn different techniques including layering and texturing. Instructor: Adam Baisley. BEGINNING METAL/JEWELRY DESIGN: Every Tues., Sept. 21-Nov. 16, 5:30-8 p.m. No class Sept. 28. Cost: $260/nonmembers, $225/members, $35/ materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-9853648, www.shelburneartcenter. org. This class will focus on design of jewelry, small sculpture or functional art. Skills and techniques will teach you the art of fine craftsmanship. Each student will complete a series of practice pieces before designing and creating a wearable or finished piece of art. Techniques including sawing, drilling, piercing, annealing, forming and soldering. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. FRAME & PANEL CABINETRY: Sep. 29-Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $270/nonmembers, $230 members, $35/ materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-9853648, www.shelburneartcenter. org. Learn about cabinet design and planning, doweled face frame construction, proper employment of sheet goods,


commercial hardware and stileand-rail doors while you build your own cabinet. This course will focus on cooperative building and take a pragmatic approach to construction. students may also include a drawer as time allows. Instructor: Tom McDaniel. Stained GlaSS WindoWS: Sep. 29-Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $375/nonmembers, $330/members, $35/ materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-9853648, www.shelburneartcenter. org. Topics covered will include materials and tools, design and pattern selection, glass cutting, soldering, lead came cutting and assembly, cementing, and final finishing. students will learn the basic process and techniques through practical hands-on experience and instructor demonstrations. after this initial project, students will have the opportunity to create a larger stained glass panel using a design of their own choosing. Instructor: ed Demler.

sports Stand Up paddleboardinG: Weekdays by appointment; Saturdays and Sundays at Oakledge Park and Beach. $30 hourlong privates and semi-privates; $20 each for groups. Location: Oakledge Park and Beach, End of Flynn Avenue, a mile south of downtown Burlington along the bike path, Burlington. Info: Paddlesurf Champlain, Jason Starr, 802-881-4905, jason@, www. learn to stand Up Paddleboard with Paddlesurf champlain! Get on board for a very fun and simple new way to explore the lake and work your body head to toe. Instruction on paddlehandling and balance skills to get you moving your first time out. learn why people love this Hawaiian-rooted sport the first time they try it.

tai chi hWa YU StYle tai chi: Sep. 13-Nov. 29, Weekly on Monday. Cost: $110/11 weeks. Location: 64 Main St., 3rd floor (opposite City Hall), Montpelier. Info: 802456-1983. learn this ancient art in a supportive, mixed-level class. Instructor ellie Hayes has been teaching since 1974. sept. 13 class is free for beginning students. Please call to register by sept. 12.


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designed specifically for the developmental needs of children ages 6 weeks-5 years. Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 5:30 pm full and part time care available call for more info!

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,, 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.

yoga 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: 802864-9642, yoga@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: evoblog. m

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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 earlybird discount for registration by Aug. 15. Triples avail. Location: Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Rd., Burlington. Info: Anthe Demeter Athas, retreat leader, 802864-0624, empowerment@, www.

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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: 802-8647902, 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. come exploring! Have fun and learn more about yourself. This retreat combines a series of guided activities, writing, drawing, collage, and personal exploration time. Whether you are looking for a new path in life or just curious about what you’re missing out on, this workshop is for you.

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Wheel throWinG intermediate to advanced: Sep. 29-Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $310/nonmembers, $265/ members, $45/materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, www. Refine your approach to wheel work by throwing intelligently with the emphases on understanding each step of the process more completely. The course explores all aspects of throwing: pulling, measuring, lids, handles, spouts, glazing and firing. Instructor: Hoyt Barringer.

wisdom in the Holy Gospel” in this workshop that uses exercises and hands-on experience to reveal the deeper layers of meaning in both the Old and New Testaments. led by Dr. sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

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n the years since Dean Wells was first “discovered” by online tastemakers Pitchfork in February 2007, the lone conspirator behind the Capstan 11:36:00 AMShafts has developed into something of an indie-pop cult hero. His voluminous canon of lo-fi gems, including some 20-plus EPs feverishly recorded to CD-R and a smattering of (slightly) more proper album releases — all recorded while living in Lyndonville — has achieved a near-mythical status. And Wells has been cast as a nearhermetic backwoods savant. He began writing and recording music in 1999 after seeing Guided By Voices — an acknowledged and obvious influence — at the original Higher Ground nightclub in Winooski. Cliché as it sounds, the Irasburg-born songwriter bought a guitar the next day and, without ever really learning how to play, began piecing together ideas that would evolve into the Capstan Shafts. “I spent years collecting bits and pieces of things that weren’t really songs — just little noises,” says Wells of his early forays into songwriting. Though the substance of his output has certainly evolved since then — and he has relocated to West Virginia — his approach remains essentially the same. That is, he doesn’t really have one. Wells describes songwriting almost as though he’s siphoning ideas out of the ether. “You pretty much just pick up a guitar and sing nonsense syllables until you like something,” he says with a nonchalance predictable to anyone familiar with his music. “When you get your nonsense syllables to sound nice, you start putting the words in.” But it can’t really be as simple as that. Or can it? Next Tuesday, Wells will release the Capstan Shafts’ latest, and decidedly most polished, album to date: Revelation Skirts. It’s his third for NYC label Rainbow Quartz and is the follow-up to his 2008 release Fixation Protocols. Longtime fans will instantly recognize Wells’ clever, economical pop as classic Capstan Shafts. Indeed, the record is composed primarily of reimagined material dating back several years to his nearly

no-fi, four-track recordings. It’s a brilliant, deftly artistic work, in spite of an ultimately patchwork design. Or maybe because of the Frankenstein’s-monster mashup that created it. Matt LeMay is the Pitchfork critic widely credited with “breaking” the Capstan Shafts, a notion he finds dubious at best. As LeMay points out, his glowing, threepronged review of Euridice Proudhon, The Megafauna Undermined and Her Versus the Sad Cold Eventually led only to a handful of new album sales — 10 or 15, tops. “I don’t know to what extent you could really say that [review] broke the Capstan Shafts,” says New York-based LeMay, “so much as it maybe created the illusion that the Capstan Shafts had been broken.” Whether or not he’s responsible for putting the Shafts on the map, LeMay can certainly take significant credit for shaping Revelation Skirts, the first Capstan Shafts album recorded in a studio, as well as the first to employ a backing musician: LeMay himself. In addition to producing and ostensibly arranging the album, he plays bass, drums, organ and guitar. LeMay admits to becoming hooked on Wells’ music the moment he heard it. Following that 2007 review, he contacted Wells about possibly collaborating in the future, and also to ask permission to cover a Shafts song with his own band. Later that year, he traveled to Vermont for Wells’ first-ever live performance, an acoustic set at a church in Stannard. LeMay later invited Wells to perform in

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New York City, using his band as a backing group. This laid the groundwork for a musical partnership and, ultimately, Revelation Skirts. LeMay doesn’t see a conflict in his roles as a critic and musician. Instead, he views the seeming dichotomy as an asset because, as both a fan and a critic, he understands not merely that Wells’ music is good, but why. “He’s a great lyricist,” says LeMay. “He writes from the perspective of someone who is very knowing, both in terms of book-learning knowledge and emotional knowledge. But he does so in a way that isn’t showy and obnoxious. He writes in a way that’s intuitive but not obvious.” LeMay credits the album’s quilt-like design with refining and illuminating those talents in a way Wells’ previous works hadn’t, or perhaps couldn’t. He’s also posited a crude formula for how several of those songs came to be. “On some level you could say that three old Capstan Shafts songs compress into one new Capstan Shafts song,” LeMay says, suggesting these newfound complexities lend Wells’ work greater s u b stance.

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“The grace Dean brought to the shorter songs was only brought out more by having more transitions and pieces to work with,” he explains. Wells describes his evolution and increased polish in humbler terms, with an idea typically brilliant in its simplicity: This time around, he knew people would be listening. “Originally, I didn’t really imagine many people would hear my songs, so I probably wasn’t as careful with them,” he says. He confesses that at the height of his self-described songwriting “addiction,” he would literally write and record an EP in the morning and mail it out to whomever would take it that afternoon. “If I had known more people were listening, I would have done it better.” Now he has, and Wells credits his increased attention to detail and editing. He still writes every day. But instead of using, say, 100 songs just because he can, he might judiciously record only 20. And, even then, only if he really likes them. “I do try and be more substantial. It’s more fun to make it more substantial, and that’s when the change occurs,” Wells says, before admitting, “But I’m very lazy, and if it’s not fun, I don’t do it.” Still, the crux of what makes Wells’ music special remains unchanged. And preserving the rawness of those early Shafts recordings on Revelation Skirts was paramount, especially for LeMay. “Some of Dean’s strengths are very subtle, because it’s indie-pop music. It’s not like there are a million elements [that] are immediately impressive in and of themselves,” he says. “It’s a question of how things fit together. The subtle overlaps between vocal melody and the drum part, or just the way his words resonate with the music. “There are lots of little subtle goodies,” LeMay continues, “and the challenge as a producer was to find the best way to bring that out in the music without overpowering the nature of Dean’s songwriting.” Not surprisingly, Wells offers a more straightforward solution to that challenge: “If you play the songs properly, it’s not going to sound right,” he suggests, addressing both his unconventional style and his philosophical approach to songcraft. “That’s the most important aspect,” Wells concludes: “Don’t play it properly.” m

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One of the more frequent — and in certain ways, valid — criticisms of this column is that I tend to focus on the same few venues, week after week. Places like Radio Bean, Langdon Street Café and, of course, the Monkey House. My counter is usually: (1) I try to focus on bands, not necessarily venues, and (2) cool underground and up-and-coming local outfits tend to play those joints a lot. Thus, they get mentioned a lot. (Classic corollary: Find me a local music column or zine from the mid- to late 1990s that doesn’t mention Club Toast. I dare you.) That’s not to say other area venues don’t provide great options for your entertainment dollar. Of course they do. And I try to spread the love as best I can. But, some weeks, certain venues simply go above and beyond the call of duty and present a week’s worth of music seemingly tailor made for this column. And this week, that venue is — drum roll, please — the Monkey! You’re shocked, right? In other news, I like the Low Anthem and I’m not a big fan of Phish. Moving on… The slate at the Monkey this week is almost completely local, and roundly excellent, beginning Wednesday, August 18, with BTV folk rockers Citizen Bare, and fellow 802 jam bands High Spirits and Gneiss. Thursday night features the welcome return of Burlington rockers Cave Bees. In a quick missive from Rebekah Whitehurst, the bassist writes that the band plans to unveil five new tunes. That’s in addition, presumably, to some choice selections from vocalist and lead guitarist Steve Tremblay’s killer rock opera Famous Alligator, which was partially released on their self-titled debut album last year. Also on the bill that night, Queen City supergroup Blue Button and the one, the only James Kochalka Superstar. Speaking of Kochalka, Burlington’s bizarro Renaissance man was kind enough to drop off a copy of his latest, a split reissue of last year’s Digital Elf and the longout-of-print classic, Kissers, released by Dutch label/comic-book distributor Señor Hernandez. On Thursday, Kochalka will be celebrating the rerelease of both albums — on sick, heavy-gauge white vinyl, no less. Saturday marks just the third appearance of Anders Parker’s seldom-seen rock trio Cloud Badge. That alone oughta be enough to get you out and about in the Onion City that night. If not, handling opening duties are local alt-whatever collective Paper Castles and dreamy indie-folk chanteuse Maryse Smith. Finally, rounding out the weekend, on Sunday the Smittens — including Max Smitten — return from what I’m told was a stellar European tour in support of their

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recently released dance remix EP, Dancing Shoes: The Smittens Remixed. For more info on that record, read my cover story from the July 14 issue. This show is sort of the de facto local release for that album, as well. Oh, and before I forget, you’ll want to get there early to catch the opening band, Iowa’s Poison Control Center. That goes double if you like the indie rock — which I know you do.


• I had a good time at the MGMT show on the waterfront last Thursday, despite some questionable sound shenanigans that frequently buried vocals too deeply in the mix. I went into this in more detail on my blog, Solid State. But, sound foibles aside, shows like that — and, really, the entire weekend of music during the Lake

Champlain Maritime Festival — highlight what a terrific venue Waterfront Park is. However, they also underscore just how unfortunate it is that we lack a suitable cold-weather alternative when bigger bands swing through at other times of the year. For example, when LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells play — groan — Memorial Auditorium on September 27. • It’s looking unlikely that local indie upstarts Villanelles — who tied with Prana for Best New VT Band in the 2010 Daysies — will have their new album in hand when they play their, ahem, “CD release” party at Radio Bean this Saturday. That’s too bad, because, judging from the little I’ve heard of it so far, it’s going to be killer. The band was kind enough to send along a rough mix of a deliciously jangly little track called

“Summertime Hit,” which suggests a young band truly coming into its own. And it sounds far from the ragtag outfit I first caught at the Bean two years ago. So, all you savvy folks who packed the soldout Morning Benders gig at the Monkey House a few months ago, do yourself a favor and drop by the Bean this weekend. Trust me. This just in from our old pals Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: The band has been invited to open this Friday’s My Morning Jacket show at the Champlain Valley Expo. They’ll also appear with Jim James and company in Holyoke, Mass., the following week, before heading out on separate tours with both Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Avett Brothers this fall. With apologies to the weekly Sports Illustrated feature of the same name, This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Burlington’s beacon of low-power FM goodness, the Radiator, now has its own iPhone app. You can download it for free at iTunes. Really. (Actually, that’s pretty cool. I’m just jealous because I have a Droid.) Band Name of the Week: Apathy Arising. Further proof that no one names bands quite like hardcore kids — which is to say, awesomely. The band appears at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Friday as part of Anvil Sound’s Home Grown Metal showcase. Also on the bill: Stone Bullet, Crown of Lions, Old North End and Koncentration Kamp. Not on the bill: Blinded by Rage, who were a late scratch. But check the review of their latest EP on page 58 of this issue. New Band Alert: After the Rodeo. An allstar acoustic trio featuring guitarist and vocalist Pat Melvin (PossumHaw, Kelly Ravin Trio), mandolinist Matt Schrag (Dixie Red Delights, Hot Pickin’ Party) and guitarist D. Davis (Red Hot Juba). That’s some serious talent, in particular Davis, who, as I’ve written before, remains one of the area’s perennially underrated guitar players. Other axemen might be flashier, but few are nearly as tasteful or technically precise. Catch the band this Friday at Parima’s cozy Acoustic Lounge, or Saturday at The Brewski in Jeffersonville.

Listening In

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 last we saw Blinded by Rage, the band had left the listening public at large bloodied and bruised in the wake of their vicious 2009 EP Green Mountain Beatdown Volume I.. Well, head for the hills, because the Burlington hardcore veterans are back for another round — or five — with a ruthless follow-up EP, Green Mountain Beatdown Volume II. To lead off Volume I, the band swung a tire iron at our collective legs on the sonically punitive “With Broken Knees.” To open Volume II, they reprise the strategy and come out swinging with “Left Hook.” A concussive flurry of double-bass drum and chunky guitar batters the ears into cauliflower. Lead singer, er, screamer, Trevor Rushford bellows with guttightening ferocity, his throaty delivery resembling a rock tumbler. A very angry and perhaps supercharged rock tumbler. “Faceless, I see your common place / Once again I’m reminded of the lies / Try and try to dispute my eyes / But you can’t hide / Now that I’m inside / Your mind, has warning signs / You should heed with honor,” he howls, his words barely perceptible amid the slobbering vitriol. And then, “Get the fuck out.” Sage advice. A brief aside: Remember when CDs 1068 Williston Rd, S. Burlington and tapes came with “Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics” stickers? It seems less (802)419-6200 prevalent now — a more relevant question SUNDAY-FRIDAY might be “Remember CDs and tapes?” — but Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during their heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, 6:30 AM-10 PM that little black-and-white label did more to inspire curiosity than to dissuade minors SATURDAY from buying “dirty” albums. Seriously, given Breakfast 6:30-11 AM • Dinner 5-10 PM a choice between a “clean” CD and one guaranteed to contain sex, violence and/or F-bombs, only a poindexter would buy the 12v-harpers041410.indd 1 4/9/10 9:20:29 AM former, right? I mention this because Volume II is emblazoned with that infamous warning label, both on the album cover and on a We’ve got you covered customized, T-shirt-ready BBR-specific in officially licensed version under the CD tray. But I would submit University of Vermont a further modification. “Explicit Lyrics” apparel. should read “Explicit Rage.” Yeah, there’s an occasional four-letter word here, and surely some gruesome imagery. But the real danger SEVENDAYSVT.COM

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There’s a revival of the Motown Sound afoot, and bassist Ben Kogan’s band Musaic fits right in. Kogan quickly grew some soulful roots after moving last year from Boston to New York City and founding this neo-soul quartet. And, having heard their self-titled debut EP, I believe Musaic can, at their worst, replicate a timeless, bluesy rock crawl. At their best, they’re out to further a few vintage soul grooves — say, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes — with likable nods to rock thrown in. Kogan’s versatility lends Musaic’s grooves authenticity. The veteran bassist majored in the instrument in college. Most recently, he provided the low end for electrified blues-rock outfit Hey Mama — an evolution of expatriated VT acoustic duo Avi & Celia — as well as for a jazz group, Modus Operandi. But Musaic resembles none of these. Rather, the band seeks to find its own mix of soul beats and rock chords. Busy people come up with interesting projects, and Kogan is no exception. Singer Jermaine Hardy sounds a bit like a baritone Teddy Pendergrass. He discovers

inflected block-chord piano chops. His simplicity works well on the Rhodes, too. Conley plays decently; his biggest strength may be his ability to emulate styles. He could sound simply like founding Blues Brother Steve Cropper, but his tones and chord thrashing sometimes hint at his own jam-band inspirations. Conley takes a few interesting solos, but more such forays are in order. As with Hardy and his vocals, being onstage will most likely serve the guitarist well. Because, at the very least, Musaic is the kind of band one wants to see live, where they can be big, loud, dramatic and fun — and, for these reasons, undeniably soulful. Catch Musaic this Thursday at Langdon Street Café in Montpelier and Friday at Burlington’s Red Square. CHRISTOPHER SMITH



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his own vocal riffs among the instruments, using words written mostly by Kogan. But he sounds only tenuously at ease with each passing verse. One imagines this may be less of an issue in concert, where he can feed off the energy of a crowd, singing soul live to live souls. Danny Wolf’s drumming is accurate, and sometimes inventive. Against Kogan’s gracefully descending, percussive basslines, Wolf finds neat ways to navigate through soul music’s essential snare snaps, adding complexities that enhance the beat. More than keyboardist Dave Melton or guitarist Chris Conley, I can imagine Wolf comfortably sitting in with any of Kogan’s other bands. I am most glad for Melton’s keys, including his smart use of the Hammond. A few choice notes ring out on the EP — often building in volume and harmonics. On “Try So Hard,” Melton shows off his gospel-

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The Monkey house: Cave Bees, James Kochalka Superstar (rock), 9 p.m., $5. 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: Joe Moore Blues Band, 7 p.m., Free.

songwriter), 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.


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PariMa acousTic lounge: Burgundy Thursdays with Joe Adler, Robin Reid, Patrick Coman, John Abair (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $3.

BacksTage PuB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free.

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.

cluB MeTronoMe: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5.

red square: Selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. red square Blue rooM: DJ Cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free. rí rá irish PuB: Kitchen Party (rock), 8 p.m., Free. The scuffer sTeak & ale house: PJ Davidian Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.


green MounTain Tavern: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. langdon sTreeT café: VBC Social, 8 p.m., Free. Musaic (soul), 9 p.m., Donations.

51 Main: Ed Thorndike & Earle Provin (blues), 9 p.m., Free. on The rise Bakery: Gabe Jarrett & Friends (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

JP’s PuB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. MarrioTT harBor lounge: Nicholas Cassarino (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. The Monkey house: Giraffe? Giraffes!, Graph, Troop of Echos (rock), 9 p.m., $5. necTar’s: Lowell Thompson (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. Dave Grippo Funk Band, 9 p.m., $5. nighTcrawlers: Smokin’ Gun (rock), 9 p.m., Free. one PePPer grill: Kevin Greenblott & Seth Whittier (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., Free. on TaP Bar & grill: The Growlers (blues), 6 p.m., Free. Melonheads (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Park Place Tavern: In Kahootz (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. radio Bean: Sneezeguard (rock), 12:30 a.m., Free. Wiley Dobbs (bluegrass), 7 p.m., Free. Billy Wallace & Joe Fletcher (singer-songwriters), 8:15 p.m., Free. rasPuTin’s: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3.

Bee’s knees: Old Dirty String Band (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

red square: Kelly Ravin Trio (roots), 6 p.m., Free. Musaic (soul), 9 p.m., $3. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.

one federal: Pulse Prophets (reggae), 7 p.m., Free.

red square Blue rooM: DJ Stavros (house), 9 p.m., $3.


regular veTerans associaTion: Red Stellar & the Workin’ Men (rock), 7 p.m., Free.

MonoPole downsTairs: Gary Peacock (singer-

ruBen JaMes: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free.

verMonT PuB & Brewery: JoMo (funk), 10 p.m., Free.

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charlie o’s: Rusty Romance (country), 10 p.m., Free.

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on The rise Bakery: The Relics (rock), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Two BroThers Tavern: Salsa Night with DJ Hector Cobeo (salsa), 10 p.m., Free.


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Bee’s knees: Motel Brothers (Americana), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MaTTerhorn: Gabe Jarrett Group (jazz), 9 p.m., $5.


MonoPole: Flip the Bus (rock), 10 p.m., Free. naked TurTle: Mike Williams, Ashley Kollar (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., Free. Glass Onion (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

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olive ridley’s: Benjamin Bright (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., Free.

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BacksTage PuB: The House Rockers (rock), 9 p.m., Free. BreakwaTer café: Gutterpup (rock), 6 p.m., Free. SAT.21

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shelBurne sTeakhouse & saloon: Radio Flyer (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.


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higher ground showcase lounge: Home Grown Metal with Old North End, Stone Bullet, Apathy Arising, Crown of Lions (hardcore), 7 p.m., $10. AA.

rí rá irish PuB: DJ Johnny Utah (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.


The skinny Pancake: Lady Lioness, Pacific Slope (indie), 9 p.m., $5 donation.

green rooM: DJ Oh-Jay Fresh (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


rasPuTin’s: 101 Thursdays with Pres & DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

BreakwaTer café: Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 6 p.m., Free.

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SAt.21 // VillANEllES [iNDiE rock]

Sweet Release Burlington has undergone something of a rock ’n’ roll

renaissance in recent years, as a new generation of bands has reclaimed the city from the heady clutches of a dying jam scene. OK, maybe it’s not as dramatic as all that. But the genre, and its many splendored offshoots — indie, pop, garage, psych, etc. — has experienced a boon in the Queen City of late. At the head of the class stand Villanelles, a cowinner of the 2010 Seven Daysies award for “Best New VT Band.” The quartet celebrates the release of a new album this Saturday at Radio Bean. Fellow rising BTV stars MaGa and Portland, Maine’s Marie stella open. fri.20

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CHarlie o’s: Live music, 10 p.m., free. Green Mountain taVern: Bikini Bash, 10 p.m., $2. lanGdon street CaFé: rurally urban records presents ru Down? (hip-hop), 8 p.m., Donations. PositiVe Pie 2: sara Grace & the suits (rock), 10:30 p.m., $6. tHe reserVoir restaurant & taP rooM: Torpedo rodeo (surf-punk), 9 p.m., free.

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City liMits: Dance party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., free. two brotHers taVern: reggae night with DJ Dizzle (reggae), 10 p.m., free.


bee’s knees: steve Hartmann (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MatterHorn: cats under the stars (Jerry Garcia Band tribute), 9 p.m., $5. MusiC box: David Brahinsky & friends (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., free/$5/10. PieCasso: canyonero (country), 9 p.m., free.


MonoPole: professor chaos (rock), 10 p.m., free. naked turtle: Glass Onion (rock), 10 p.m., free. oliVe ridley’s: Lucky Boyz (rock), 10 p.m., free.

rasPutin’s: nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

tabu CaFé & niGHtClub: All night Dance party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., free.

red square: DJ raul (salsa), 5 p.m., free. me & You with Brett Hughes and marie claire (cosmorural), 6 p.m., free. The Blame (rock), 9 p.m., $3. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.


reGular Veterans assoCiation: Karaoke with rex, 8 p.m., free.

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rí rá irisH Pub: The X-rays (rock), 10 p.m., free.

1/2 lounGe: funhouse with DJs rob Douglas, moonflower & friends (house), 7 p.m., free.

sHelburne steakHouse & saloon: marc Brisson (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.

tHe bloCk Gallery: Open mic, 1:30 p.m., free.

tHe skinny PanCake: Tiny mtns (indie pop), 9 p.m., $5 donation. VerMont Pub & brewery: The move it move it (funk), 10 p.m., free.

breakwater CaFé: paydirt (rock), 4 p.m., free. tHe Monkey House: The smittens, poison control center (indie pop), 8 p.m., $5.

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

slide Brook lodge & tavern: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

PariMa Main stage: Sunday Jazz Supper with the Marty Power Jazz Band (gypsy jazz), 6:30 p.m., Free.

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radio Bean: Superstar Runner (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. Jangover (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. The Haps (rock), 11:45 p.m., Free.

two BrotHers tavern: Monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

red square: Pulse Prophets (reggae), 8 p.m., Free. regular veterans association: Jamboree with Mesa (eclectic), 1 p.m., Free.


PurPle Moon PuB: Nathan Brady Crain (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Free.


Bee’s knees: Town Wide Yard Sale (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


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1/2 lounge: Heal-In Sessions with Reverence (reggae), 10 p.m., Free. 242 Main: Johnny Booth, The Viking, Vaast, Weak Link (hardcore), 7 p.m., $7. AA. Breakwater café: Wise Rokobili (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. HigHer ground sHowcase lounge: Two Dolla Holla: Service Industry Night, 5 p.m., Free. nectar’s: Dr. Ruckus (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: Hype ‘Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

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Bee’s knees: Rachael Rice with Dan Haley & Kate Sproust (country), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


Parker Pie co.: DJ Two Tone (eclectic DJ), 8 p.m., Free


Piecasso: Sara Grace & the Suits (rock), 5 p.m., Free.


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1/2 lounge: Sirenix: Queen City Songwriter Series with Linda Cullum (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Breakwater café: WIZN Mid-Week Break: The Cribs (rock), 6 p.m., Free. cluB MetronoMe: OH-J Fresh presents Homegrown Wednesdays with DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. 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. nectar’s: Underground System Afrobeat, 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. on taP Bar & grill: Pine Street Jazz, 7 p.m., Free. radio Bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free. red square: Close to Nowhere (rock), 8 p.m., Free. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


tHe skinny Pancake: Sunset Set with Seth Gallant & Maryse Smith (folk), 8 p.m., $5 donation.


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

langdon street café: Open Mic, 7 p.m., Free. Philip Gibbs, Canal Street (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free.

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rozzi’s lakesHore tavern: Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free.

Main street grill & Bar: Jairo Sequiera (Spanish melodies), 7 p.m., Free.



cHarlie o’s: Mark LeGrand (country), 8 p.m., Free.


green Mountain tavern: Open Mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free.

cluB MetronoMe: Bass Culture with DJs Jahson & Nickel B (electronica), 9 p.m., Free.

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langdon street café: Michael Chorney & Hip Hatchet (acoustic), 8 p.m., Donations.

leunig’s Bistro & café: Juliet McVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

city liMits: Karaoke with Let It Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

lift: Karaoke … with a Twist, 9 p.m., Free.

on tHe rise Bakery: Open Bluegrass Session, 7:30 p.m., Free.

tHe Monkey House: Hip-Hop Open Mic with Dakota, 10 p.m., Free.

nectar’s: Love in Stockholm (funk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. radio Bean: Bombadil (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk Sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3. red square: Upsetta International with Super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


two BrotHers tavern: Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.


Bee’s knees: Taryn Noelle Duo (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tHe Brewski: Comedy Night with Andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free. tHe sHed restaurant & Brewery: Eames Brothers Band (mountain blues), 8 p.m., Free.

cHarlie o’s: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.


langdon street café: Superstar Runner (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Donations. Phillip Gibbs (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. Swamp Cat

olive ridley’s: Completely Stranded (improv comedy), 7:30 p.m., Free. m

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Masquerade Ball David Bumbeck at Select Design


his month, “New Direction,” an intriguing solo exhibition by Middlebury College professor emeritus of art David Bumbeck, appears at Select Design, a brand-development company in Burlington. Bumbeck is best known as a master printmaker, and nine of his black-and-white intaglio prints appear here. But so do about 30 recent acrylic paintings on panels. The latter are fanciful figurative works, brightly colored almost to the point of gaudiness. Bumbeck’s spaces are flat and intricate. Circuses, carnivals and other festivities are recurring themes in these works. An ornate frame surrounds the abstract face of a partier in “Bal Masqué.” All of Bumbeck’s abstractions are loaded with curls, patches of various hot hues, such as orange and yellow, and wild cools including turquoise and chartreuse. There are no dark shadows deepening the picture plane, or moments of rest for the eye. The face in “Bal Masqué” is a lyrical one composed of blue lines. But there is a face within the face, as if Bumbeck is experimenting with a soft-edged version of synthetic cubism, or making a direct reference to a mask. A profile emerges from the line of the left brow and nose. The background includes squares of lavender, pink and cerulean blue. “Voyage” is the largest piece, but even that isn’t very large. The horizon-

tal composition, roughly 12 by 36 inches, is divided into three sections. One presents a schooner within a face composed of wavy elements; next, a vertical section of figures, a house form and a crescent moon; and then another face. Again, this face contains a second profile. Given Bumbeck’s references to the Renaissance, it’s likely that the composition of “Voyage” is an exercise in the Golden Mean. The artist’s spirals and curves may also be rooted in classical geometry, such as the Fibonacci sequence describing a swirl. “Violin” is an earlier painting, dating from 2003. The mixed-media work has a small, white violin affixed to it and incorporates the collaged faces of two Victorian-era girls. Victorian images are used so often in collages that yet another example is not particularly interesting. But Bumbeck redeems “Violin” by integrating paint with the collage elements to focus the composition and enliven the subject. Waves of white and purple create an off-centered square within a square. In “Cirque II,” at least five faces are woven in and out of waves of bright purple accented with slivers of light green.


‘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 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;

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‘(NOT) IN MY BACKYARD’: Swiss artists Graziella Weber-Grasi and Monalica Haener, with the Switzerland-based artist collective POL 5, over a monthlong residency are creating interactive installations and active workspaces that address the issues of public/private space, borders and fluidity. The exhibit also includes retrospective objects, slide projections and images on digital monitors describing past projects. Through August 28 at Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts in Burlington. Info, 865-7165. ‘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.


“Bal Masqué,” acrylic on panel

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ARE RECURRING THEMES IN BUMBECK’S WORK. and-white prints. A battery of intaglio techniques appears, including etching and photo transfers. “Rhapsody,” from 1994, features an unknown, Renaissance-era woman with a long neck in the style of Botticelli. She is at a keyboard on the left of the image. At the right, another girl nimbly dances on a “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 natural world. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346.


brick plaza. The bricks make a circular pattern that relate to other circles in the composition. The print “Lineage” also draws on Renaissance portraiture, with a female face on each side of the bifurcated composition. A swallow glides over a landscape in the background. Bumbeck’s prints have more depth than do the paintings, and contrasting darks and lights often divide the works into sections. To call Bumbeck “retired” might be somewhat inaccurate, considering how prolific he remains as an artist. He is not only making a lot of paintings, but making marvelous colors in the process. M A R C AWO D EY

”New Direction,” new paintings and older prints by David Bumbeck, Select Design, Burlington. Through August 30.

‘ART AFFAIR’: Dimensional watercolors by Shelburne painter Raimond del Noce Senior appear in this ongoing display of works by local artists. Through September 30 at Shearer Chevrolet in South Burlington. Info, 658-1111. 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.



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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. 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. 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. Through September 21 at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-3848. ellen Powell: Color photographs of Vermont scenes, Lake Champlain and wildlife areas. Through August 31 at Wing Building in Burlington. Info, 651-8753. 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. 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.

Jon young: “Summer Nights,” paintings of people, landscapes and more. Through August 31 at Red Square in Burlington. Info, 318-2438. kevyn CunDiff: Stained-glass pieces by the Burlington artist, in the Main Reading Room. Through September 30 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Info, 865-7211.

miCHael strauss: Luminous landscapes in acrylic and ink. Through August 31 at August First in Burlington. Info, 865-2329.

Poetry Contest: Poets wanted for a new poetry e-zine. Visit the online journal Subversive Human at http:// thesubversivehuman. for specific submission guidelines.

sHelBurne artists’ market: Local artists and artisans show and sell their wares, including paintings, photography, handmade clothing, prints, jewelry and more. Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shelburne Art Center. Info, 985-3648. ‘signifiCant lanDsCaPes’: A collection of oils, watercolors, etchings and drawings by local artists in a one-evening show to accompany a concert of the same name. Saturday, August 21, 7:30-10 p.m., Bethany Church, Montpelier. Info, 223-2424. 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 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center , Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

molly roBin-aBBott: Strange flowers and imagined landscapes in bright watercolors and oil. Through August 31 at The Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150. 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. ‘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. 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. 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. 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,

‘artist’s CHoiCe’: Member artists from the surrounding region pick their favorite works to exhibit in this group show. Through September 14 at Adirondack Art Association Gallery in Essex, N.Y. Reception: Friday, August 20, 6-8 p.m.


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linDa Durkee: “Of Mountains and Dreams,” paintings from the artist’s Mountain Series as well as collages and limited-edition prints. Through September 6 at The InView Center for the Arts at Landgrove Inn. Reception: Saturday, August 21, 4-6 p.m.

paper, books, clay and fabric. Through August 27 at Green Door Studio in Burlington. Info, 999-7788. 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. ‘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. sumru tekin: “No End,” an installation of new works on paper focusing on the intersection of history, memory, language and silence. Through September 5 at 215 College Gallery in Burlington. Info, 863-3662. ‘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. ‘tHe Cows Come Home to Burlington’: More than 30 life-size fiberglass bovines, hand-painted by Vermont artists and installed on platforms, apBURLINGTON-AREA ART SHOWS

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molly HoDgDon: Nature-inspired watercolor and pen-and-ink works. Through August 31 at Pine Street Deli in Burlington. Info, 793-8482.

HomelanD ProsPerity? Share your thoughts about land and war in performance art for “Homeland Prosperity.” Submit a piece of work to Jen Berger by August 31 at

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 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Burlington City Hall Park. Info, 865-7166.

annie Caswell & JasCHa sonis: “Women at Play,” paintings and ceramics, and jewelry, respectively. Through September 30 at Art on Main in Bristol. Reception: Friday, August 20, 5-7 p.m. Info, 453-4032.


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.

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.

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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.

Call for art HoP volunteers: The South End’s repurposed factories and warehouses will open their doors on September 10 and 11 as exhibition sites, and dozens of local artists will open their studios. We need 150 volunteers to make the Art Hop happen! As a thank-you, volunteers will be admitted free to the “STRUT V” fashion show and to the after-hours party. To volunteer, please visit SEABA’s website at and click on “Get Involved.”

“after Dark”: Vermont Photo Space Gallery is seeking photography submissions for its juried “After Dark” exhibit. Deadline: September 15 at midnight. www.vermontpho

‘interaCtive Portraits’: Various artists present photographic portraits of people in a variety of styles and “revelations.” Through September 5 at Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction. Info, 777-3686.

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process of seeing the portrait we learn something new about ourselves.” With that bold statement the Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction announced its current exhibit of images and explained its title. The juried show offers 40 pictures by 32 photographers near and far, with a variety of approaches to the theme, through September 5. Pictured: the jurors’ choice, “Glass Barriers,” by Elena Gioka of Athens, Greece.


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pear 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. 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.

‘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.

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.

anna Feil: Portraiture paintings in mixed media. Through August 31 at Birke Photography in Waitsfield. Info, 355-1344. brenda GeorGe: “And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon,” pottery by the Vermont artist. Through August 29 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, 454-0141.

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. 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. PeTer macdonald: “Images Past and Present,” acrylic paintings. Through August 31 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info, 223-5454. ‘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 Cafe in Waitsfield. Info, 496-5470. ray broWn: New geometric-inspired paintings of Italy and Vermont 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. CENTRAL VT ART SHOWS

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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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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.

lynn barTon: “Linear Circumflexion,” abstractpattern prints. Through August 31 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Info, 295-5901.

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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. Info, 828-0749.

‘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.

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.

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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, 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.


‘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.

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‘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. bob gold: “A New Perspective on Common Interiors and Exteriors,” giclée-style altered digital images in a mix of photorealism and surrealism. Through September 9 at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury. Info, 377-2579. ‘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. 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. 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. ‘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.

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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. t.J. CunninghaM: “Subtle Expressions,” impressionist paintings that explore the universality of human emotion. Through September 4 at The Art House in Middlebury. Info, 458-0464. ‘the natuRe oF wood’: An exhibit of locally crafted furniture by Vermont woodworkers, 1790 to the present. Through October 23 at Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Info, 388-2117. ‘wateRsCaPes’: Seven local artists contribute works in a variety of media that feature the “elixir of life” from oceans, lakes and rivers, realistic and abstract. Through September 22 at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. Info, 877-3850.

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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. bonnie aCkeR: “Paintings, Posters and Politics,” an exhibit of landscapes in watercolor, pastel and oil, paper collages, and works in other media including fabric by the longtime artist and activist. Through September 5 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469. ‘diFFeRent Views’ landsCaPe show: Janet McKenzie, Maggie Siegel, Wen Redmond, Bob Rickard and Guitta Corey show works in oil, acrylic, fiber, photography, metal and collage. Through September 1 at Stowe Craft Gallery. Info, 253-7677. ‘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. 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. kaRen dawson: Twenty-one paintings and drawings of the Vermont landscape, as well as a few figurative pieces. Through September 15 at Martinetti Gallery in Johnson. Info, 730-3114. kay bRown: A retrospective of abstract collages. Through August 30 at The Highland Lodge & Ski Touring Center in Greensboro. Info, 533-7068.

Janet FRedeRiCks: “It’s All About Water,” mixed-media drawings on paper inspired by the rivers and topography of the artist’s native Vermont landscape. Through September 25 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222.

‘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.

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.

lauRa heiJn: “Mind of Winter,” landscape paintings by the local artist. Through September 5 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 730-6191.

MaRion guild: “Dusty Drawings and Doodles,” pencil drawings spanning 70 years by the 93-year-old Vermont native. Through September 25 at CarpenterCarse Library in Hinesburg. Info, 482-2878.

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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.

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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.

‘ReFleCtions on basin haRboR’: The 25th annual juried art exhibit features paintings by artists in residence inspired by the grounds of the 700-acre resort on Lake Champlain. In addition, past participants painted or adorned small replicas of the resort’s famous Adirondack chairs, which are on view and will be for sale by silent auction to benefit the Vermont Arts Council. August 20 through 28 at Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. Info, 475-7830.

PeteR aRthuR weyRauCh: “Rodz,” photographs featuring vintage hot rod and antique cars, coinciding with the Antique and Classic Car Show. Through August 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 839-8818.

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emily yen: “Intuition,” sculpture by the studio art major that uses bark drawn from red pines. Through September 9 at Barrows Exhibition Rotunda, Hopkins Center, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-3651.

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FolloW the money: andy WaRhol’s ameRican dReam’: Paintings, photographs and prints of coins and dollar signs, as well as images of people both famous and unknown, by the iconic pop artist. Through September 19 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-6462426.

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‘made in hollyWood: photoGRaphs FRom the John kobal Foundation’: Nearly 100 vintage prints by Tinsel Town studio photographers of legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and others. Through September 12 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2426.

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‘We Want miles: miles daVis Vs. Jazz’: The first major North American multimedia retrospective dedicated to the legendary jazz trumpeter and composer (1926-91) features images and sound. Through August 29 at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Info, 514-285-2000. m

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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.

‘aRtist’s choice’: Member artists from the surrounding region pick their favorite works to exhibit in this group show. August 20 through September 14 at Adirondack Art Association Gallery in Essex, N.Y. Info, 518-963-8309.

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Vanessa compton: Paintings that address the importance of the subconscious realms. Through October 4 at Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053.

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RobeRt GeRhaRdt: “Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma,” black-and-white photographs that document people who have been fighting a civil war for independence from the Burmese military. Through December 20 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

‘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.

‘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.

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movie so enthusiastically insipid it makes the Sex and the City films look like the first two Godfathers, Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir is 141 minutes of unmitigated, chick-flick hell. Julia Roberts hits a career low in the role of the author, a successful Manhattan journalist who leaves her husband (Billy Crudup) for reasons never coherently explained, and then leaves the country to wallow in the breakup pain she herself caused. As she travels the world first class, Liz becomes convinced that she’s not merely a privileged tourist but a deep and sensitive seeker of truths — one whose insights must be shared with mankind. So she talks her publisher (Viola Davis) into giving her a hefty cash advance for a book documenting her journey of self-discovery. The plan is to divide a year into three camera-friendly experiments: indulging in the culinary delights of Italy; meditating at an ashram in India; and then traveling to Bali, where the goal is less clear but has something to do with striking a balance between pleasure seeking and devotion. (We know in

reality it will have more to do with striking up a relationship with Javier Bardem. We’ve seen the ads.) The Rome chapter is basically an Olive Garden commercial with philosophical pretensions. Liz befriends a group of generic Italians who expound at length on the soul-nourishing benefits of food and drink. They talk and mangiano with gusto, and in one scene Roberts’ character demonstrates her attainment of nirvana by consuming an entire pizza (my God!) and then buying bigger jeans. The India chapter is every bit as self-serious and silly, with the exception of a handful of scenes the star shares with a gruff Texan played by the great Richard Jenkins. He nicknames her “Groceries” because of her appetite (magically, Roberts never appears to gain any actual weight), and spouts nonstop bumper stickers such as “You want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” The scene in which Jenkins shares the secret of his previous life as an alcoholic is so raw and real it feels inserted from some other film. The rest of the section involves Roberts wearing colorful native fashions and sitting

PIZZA MYSTIC Roberts plays a truth-seeking traveler who gains Oprah-style enlightenment but strangely little weight.

cross-legged until the day enlightenment arrives. “God lives in me,” she announces in voice-over, “as me.” OK. And we’re on to Bali, where Liz befriends a colorful collection of locals but hits the romantic jackpot when Bardem literally hits her with his vehicle (a plot device which, I should note, was also recently employed in Dinner for Schmucks). I was surprised the actor didn’t make his entrance until the movie’s final moments — but then, I suppose, I was surprised he made a paycheck appearance like this one at all. It’s little more than a Hollywood riff on the part Bardem played in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The out-

come of his chance encounter with Roberts is never in doubt. I haven’t read the book. I hear it’s written in an engaging style, but, by all accounts, Murphy and cowriter Jennifer Salt fail to capture its charm. The result is the most overpriced, overhyped Lifetime feature film ever. It may have been made by a major studio, but, believe me, Eat Pray Love is destined for small-screen rotation where it will Disappoint Bore Annoy. What’s the point of traveling the world to prove you don’t require a relationship to give your life meaning — only to claim you’ve discovered the meaning of life when you stumble into a new one? RICK KISONAK





Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ★★★★


ouldn’t it be nice if you could address your boring daily conflicts with videogame-style rock-’em, sock’em fights where sparks flew, knockout punches landed, eight-bit electronic music burbled, and nobody ever ended up in the hospital or in therapy? Such is the conceit behind Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the movie adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-comic series, directed by skilled British satirist Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). You don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy it. (I haven’t used a joystick since the days when eight-bit ditties were state of the art.) Scott Pilgrim is the 2010 answer to whacked-out teen comedies such as Sixteen Candles, Better Off Dead and the first Wayne’s World — movies that felt anarchic, dead-on hilarious and timely if you were 15 when they came out. It may not seem quite as special to adults, but its witty dialogue, whizbang pace and kooky performances make it one of the year’s funniest movies. Michael Cera plays the title character, a would-be hipster in Toronto. He plays bass in an obscure band called Sex Bob-omb; lives in close quarters with a gay roommate (Kieran Culkin), who’s far studlier than he is; and dates a geeky high schooler named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) with whom his courtship consists mostly of playing arcade games. Then Scott meets Ramona Flowers (Mary

Elizabeth Winstead), a jaded, bedraggled but apparently authentic hipster chick from New York, and falls in insta-love. Only problem: Ramona has seven evil ex-boyfriends — er, exes (one’s not a boy). And they like to fight. What follows is a series of wantonly violent, unrepentantly silly duels in which spectral point values glitter and coins rain down every time Scott axes an ex, arcade style. Among his opponents are a skater boy turned preening action-movie star (Chris Evans), a psychic vegan super-bassist (Brandon Routh) and an unctuous, hipper-thanthou club owner (Jason Schwartzman). Given Scott’s nebbishness, it only seems comically appropriate that Evans and Routh are square-jawed bruisers who’ve played superheroes in other, more serious movies. Naturally, he outwits them. In most of his roles, Cera comes off as Woody Allen without the ego, but there’s massive potential for passive aggression lurking under that sweet, chinless, man-boy exterior. Scott Pilgrim gives him a chance to show his edge. When we first meet Scott, he seems like a classic underdog, but there’s more to the story. If our hero is surrounded by glowering, critical females, from his bandmate Kim (Alison Pill) to record-store clerk Julie (Aubrey Plaza) to his sister (Anna Kendrick), that could be because he has a history of loving geek girls and leaving ’em. When his roommate begs him to make a clean

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break with naïve Knives, Scott whines, “It’s haaard.” Harder than taking on a League of Evil Exes, apparently. Like most put-upon heroes of Brit and Canadian comedy, Scott is only semi-sympathetic, but his weaselly streak is good for laughs. When Ramona tells him he’s the nicest guy she’s ever dated, he responds, “That’s sad.” Indeed. Scott Pilgrim is not a revelation, but it is a consistently entertaining parody of contemporary cultural foibles (would-be hipsterism,

self-important veganism, faux sensitivity, speed texting, opportunistic bi-curiousness, vicarious kung-fu fighting) that are apparently too marginal to be satirized in comedies that actually make money. For all its laughs, this one’s a bomb. Until Michael Cera doing roundhouse kicks can earn as much on opening weekend as Adam Sandler peeing in a pool, perhaps Scott does deserve to be considered hip. Just a little. M A R G O T HA R R I S O N

NANNY mcpHEE REtURNS: Emma Thompson reprises her role as the 21st century’s answer to Mary Poppins, who pops in to help a harried mom run her farm in this family adventure. Starring distinguished thespians Maggie Smith, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rhys Ifans. Susanna (“Generation Kill”) White directs. (100 min, PG. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Welden) piRANHA 3-D: Record amounts of fake blood were reportedly spilled in the making of this reboot of the campy horror franchise about toothy prehistoric fish that invade a lake full of wasted college kids. With Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell and Eli Roth. Alexandre (High Tension) Aja directs. (89 min, R. Capitol [3-D], Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Marquis [3-D])

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. Bijou, Capitol [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Palace, Sunset, Welden)

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coco cHANEl & iGoR StRAViNSKYHHH 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)

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)

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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, Majestic)

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 Spade and Adam Sandler, who cowrote the film’s screenplay. (102 min, PG-13. Sunset) 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)


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EAt pRAY loVEH Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling 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)

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VAmpiRES SUcK: From Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who brought us Meet the Spartans and other parody mashups and apparently refuse to change their ways, comes a spoof of Twilight and its ilk. They should have called it Fish in a Barrel. With Ken Jeong, Matt Lanter and Jenn Proske. (80 min, PG-13. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, Welden)

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; ends 8/19)


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, Majestic, Palace, Sunset, Welden)

tHE SWitcH: Jason Bateman sneaks his genetic material into Jennifer Aniston’s turkey baster and becomes the father of her baby in this romantic comedy improbably based on a New Yorker story by Jeffrey Eugenides. With Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the team behind Blades of Glory, direct. (100 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)

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. Big Picture, Bijou, Essex [3-D], Palace)

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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 Eat Pray Love 1:30, 6:15, 9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 1:30, 6:30, 9. The other Guys 1:30, 6:30, 9. charlie St. cloud 9. Inception 1:15, 6:15, 9. Despicable me (3-D) 1:30, 6:30.


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friday 20 — thursday 26 *Vampires Suck 1:10 (Sat & 8/13/10 11:07:55 AMSun only), 3:40 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. *Nanny mcPhee Returns 1 (Sat & Sun only), 3:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:40, 8:30. The Expendables 1:20 (Sat & Sun only), 3:50 (Sat & Sun only), 6:50, 9. The other Guys 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 4 (Sat & Sun only), 7:10, 9.

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wednesday 20 — thursday 19 *Vampires Suck 12:30, 2:25, 4:20, 6:15, 8:10, 10. Eat Pray Love 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35. The Expendables 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10. The other Guys 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45. Step Up 3-D (3-D) 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:35. cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (3-D) 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10. Salt 9:20. Inception 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35. friday 20 — thursday 26 *Nanny mcPhee Returns 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55. *The Switch 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. *Piranha 3-D 12:30, 2:25, 4:20, 6:15, 8:10, 10. *Vampires Suck 12:35, 2:25, 4:15, 6:10, 8, 9:50. Eat Pray Love 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35. The Expendables 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 1:15, 4:15, 7. The other Guys 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45. Inception 9:20.

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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 *Vampires Suck 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:10. Eat Pray Love 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30. The Expendables 1:40, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:35. The other Guys 1, 3:50, 7:10, 9:40. Step Up 3-D (3-D) 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9. Dinner for Schmucks 12:50, 3:20, 6:20, 9:10. charlie St. cloud 8:30. Salt 1:10, 6:50, 9:25. Inception 12, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20. Despicable me (3-D) 12:20, 3, 6. toy Story 3 (3-D) 3:30. friday 20 — thursday 26 *Piranha 3-D (3-D) 2:40, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45. *The Switch 1:15, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25. *Nanny mcPhee Returns 12, 2:20, 4:40, 6:55, 9:20. *Vampires Suck 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10. Eat Pray Love 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30. The Expendables 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 12:50, 3:40, 8:50. The other Guys 1 (opencaptioned), 4:10, 7, 9:35. Step Up 3-D (3-D) 1:10, 6:20. Dinner for Schmucks 6:25. Salt 9. Inception 4, 7:30. Despicable me (3-D) 12:40,


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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 Eat Pray Love 2:30, 6, 8:45. The other Guys 2, 4:15, 6:30, 9. The Kids Are All Right 6:30, 9. toy Story 3 (3-D) 1:45, 4. friday 20 — thursday 26 *Piranha 3-D (3-D) 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30. Eat Pray Love 3, 6, 8:45. The other Guys 2, 4:15, 6:30, 9. toy Story 3 (3-D) 12:30.


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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 Eat Pray Love 1, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25. coco chanel & Igor Stravinsky 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30. The city of Your Final Destination 1:20, 6:20. The Girl Who Played With Fire 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20. The Kids Are All Right 1:05, 3:30, 7, 9:10. Inception 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15. I Am Love 4, 8:45. friday 20 — thursday 26 Eat Pray Love 1, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25. coco chanel & Igor Stravinsky 1:15, 3:35, 6. The Girl Who Played With Fire 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20. The Kids Are All Right 1:05, 3:30, 7, 8:15, 9:10. Inception 12:55, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15. I Am Love 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:20.


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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 ***Rifftrax Live: Reefer madness Thu only: 8. *Vampires Suck 12:30, 2:40, 4:55, 7:05, 9:10. Eat Pray Love 12:45, 3:40, 6:35, 9:30. The Expendables 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. Scott

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wednesday 18 — thursday 26 *Vampires Suck 1:30, 6:30, 9. The Expendables 1:30, 6:30, 9.

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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 The other Guys 8:45 followed by Salt. Full schedule not available at press time.


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wednesday 18 — thursday 26 The Kids Are All Right 1 (Wed only), 3:30 (Wed only) 6, 8:30.


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wednesday 18 — thursday 26 *Vampires Suck 8:25 followed by Inception. The other Guys 8:20 followed by Dinner for Schmucks. Despicable me 8:20 followed by Grown Ups. The Expendables 8:20 followed by Salt.


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wednesday 18 — thursday 19 The Expendables 4, 7, 9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2, 7, 9. Dinner for Schmucks 7. Inception 4, 8:45. Despicable me (2-D) 2. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 2, 4. friday 20 — thursday 26 *Vampires Suck 2, 4, 7, 9. *Nanny mcPhee Returns 2, 4, 7, 9. The Expendables 2, 7, 9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 4, 9.


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(148 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT★★★★ 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, Stowe) LET IT RAIN★★★1/2 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; ends 8/19) THE OTHER GUYS★★★1/2 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) 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. Big Picture, Essex, Majestic, Palace, St. Albans, Sunset) SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD★★★1/2 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)

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)



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THE LAST SONG★1/2 The latest story of young love based on a book by Nicholas Sparks stars Miley Cyrus as a teenager who spends the summer in a small Southern beach town. Featuring Greg Kinnear, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston and Bobby Coleman. Julie Ann Robinson directed. (107 min, PG)

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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, Welden; ends 8/19)

REAL free will astrology by rob brezsny august 19-25

aries (March 21-april 19): in the 18th century,

the French academy laid down rules about the differences between professional and amateur paintings. For example, it was decreed that true artists must create a “licked surface,” hiding all evidence of their brushstrokes. The illusion was more convincing that way; viewers could sink their attention fully into the image without being distracted by thoughts about the artist’s process. When the impressionists barged into the scene in the 1870s, one of their rebellions against convention was to reject the licked surface. by making some of their brushstrokes visible, they declared they weren’t interested in upholding the artifice. They wanted their audience to get involved in their subjective interpretation of the scene that was portrayed. in the coming week, aries, i encourage you to be like the impressionists. Forget about trying to present a licked surface. reveal the inner workings that are whirling and humming behind your eyes.

gemiNi (May 21-June 20): Maybe you know a person like my friend Joanna. she’s bright but terse, open minded but not chatty. like an inscrutable buddha, she watches everything closely and churns her thoughts carefully. silence is her ally. now and then, though, when moved by an inner prompting that has nothing to do with drinking wine, she will suddenly erupt with a torrent of sweet talk and pithy observations and wild explorations. i predict that for you, gemini, the entire world — even the parts of it that are not usually very forthcoming — will soon resemble Joanna when she’s overflowing.

an excellent time for you to get aggressively inventive about your education. it wouldn’t be too crazy, in my opinion, to launch your own school, with you as the only student. you could design your own course curriculum for the coming years. Decide who your teachers will be. Think about where you can get the stuff you’ll need to expand your mind, enhance your skills and just plain increase your intelligence. you could call your center of higher learning the University of Wily exuberance or the academy of astonishing grace or the institute of getting Down to business.

Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): “ever upstream from myself,” wrote belgian poet edmond Vandercammen. “i advance, implore and pursue myself.” i suggest you adopt that attitude, Virgo. assume that your best self is sailing along at a rapid clip, somewhere in the distance ahead of you, and it’s your job to catch up. your highest form of expression is eluding you, but you’re hunting it down. The most beautiful possible embodiment of all your potentials is surging toward the future, and it’s your fun job to close the gap between you and unite with it. liBra (sept. 23-oct. 22): in one possible scenario i could foresee for you in the coming week, you’re sweaty and tearful, enmeshed in an extreme state that causes an internal blockage to dissolve. The sweat is purgative, the tears are cathartic, and you’re riding a wave of relief and release that clears out a backlog of emotional congestion. in a second possible future, i could see you as supernaturally relaxed and exuberant, periodically laughing so hard that you break up an internal blockage. The calm is purgative, the laughter is cathartic, and you’re riding a wave of relief and release that clears out a backlog of emotional congestion. Which scenario would you prefer? scorPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): last June, comedian stephen Colbert reported that President obama’s big tV address to americans about the gulf catastrophe was a failure because it went over the heads of too many people. language experts who analyzed obama’s speech determined that it was

to be overwhelmed; i want to see what’s going on.” Whether you are customarily the type of person who controls the boat or the type who enjoys drifting dreamily along, i suggest you take lincecum’s in-between approach for now. be half in charge and half surrendered.


(July 23-aug. 22) For the people of Finland, the word sisu describes a quality they regard as integral to their national character. It refers to a courageous strength of will that can be sustained for a long time — a staunch ferocity that refuses to be defeated. We all could use more of that good stuff, not only to weather our personal ordeals but also to stay plucky in the face of the world’s lunacy. The coming weeks will be an especially good time for you to build up your reserves of sisu, Leo. How? Start by taking inventory of all the resources and allies and skills you have at your disposal.

written at a tenth-grade level — too professorial, scolded Colbert. i wonder what he would say about the horoscopes i compose, which are designed for readers who enjoy thinking metaphorically and have a high degree of emotional intelligence. in the coming week, scorpio, i suggest that you take the approach that obama and i use rather than the one Colbert (farcically) recommended. Don’t talk down to your audience or pander to the lowest common denominator. raise everyone up with your appeals.


(nov. 22-Dec. 21): My favorite baseball player tim lincecum told San Francisco magazine: “i think you either get in the canoe with your oar and control the boat, or get into it and let the current take you. i’m kind of in between. i want to be able to enjoy the ride but don’t want to be swept away by it. i don’t want

caPricorN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The poet Jean Perrin dreamed “of marrying the dawn with the light of the moon,” and i invite you to do the same. The darkness you’ve been immersed in will leave you soon. as it does, please don’t forsake the pale, moonlike radiance that has provided you with a bit of guidance and consolation. rather, bring along what it has taught you as you head into the far brighter phase you’re entering. in other words, retain some of the wisdom the dim light has compelled you to learn. aQuarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): i know two

people in their 80s who have accomplished a sensational long-running creative art project: They’ve been happily married for 65 years. The amount of reinvention they’ve had to dream up in order to keep loving each other is so profound that it confounds the imagination. How could they possibly have continued to stay closely interwoven through all the changes each of them has gone through as they’ve aged? During the fascinating relationship tests that will be coming your way in the weeks ahead, aquarius, i’d love for you to summon some of their dogged ingenuity and tenacious collaborative skills. in fact, i predict you will be able to do just that.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): For the last 20

years, i’ve worn just one brand of shoes — allblack Converse high-top sneakers. i’ve had them on them at weddings and while jogging, at my daughter’s high school graduation and while performing at my shows. am i too set in my ways? Definitely. in any case, Pisces, don’t be like me. Whatever your version of covering your feet with nothing but black Converse high-top sneakers may be, the upcoming weeks will be an excellent time to change your ways. break out and branch out! try something new about how you present yourself — the equivalent of me switching over to suede moccasins or snakeskin cowboy boots.

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taurus (april 20-May 20): if your home is like a museum, a staid assemblage of fine memories, i suggest you shake things up a bit. if your imagination is filled with tape loops that keep running storylines you’ve heard a thousand times before, shake things up a bit. if your daily actions are so thoroughly possessed by the anesthetizing demons of habit that you can’t recall your last creative innovation, shake things up a bit. on the other hand, there’s no need for blame. Don’t berate yourself for your sluggishness. it was an inevitable byproduct of your efforts to solidify and stabilize your life. Just slip into a more playful mode and enjoy a bout of experimentation.

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NEWS QUIRKS by roland sweet Curses, Foiled Again

Dallas police said Dwayne Lamont Moten, 20, hired a friend, Jacob Wheeler, 20, to shoot him, intending to blame the crime on his wife’s boyfriend so he could gain custody of his 3-year-old son. Wheeler was only supposed to wound Moten, who “drove a short distance before he realized he was shot a little worse than he had planned and got out of his car and was screaming for help,” then died, according to Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, who noted, “There’s legal ways to get custody of a child, and taking a bullet and ultimately dying is definitely not one of those ways.” (KDFW-TV) Shawn Martines, 25, flagged down a sheriff’s deputy in Pasco County, Fla., and explained that he let a woman put handcuffs on him, thinking they were fake, but they were real, and the woman didn’t have a key. Martines managed to pick one cuff and wanted the deputy to unlock the other. First, though, the deputy patted down Martines for weapons. When he found a hypodermic needle and nine Xanax pills, he locked the loose cuff on Martines’ free wrist and arrested him on drug charges. (Associated Press)

Looks Minus the Talent — and Egos

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Doctrinal Matters

When an Austrian church undergoing renovations listed its old confessional on eBay, it noted the boxlike structure was ideal for conversion to a oneperson sauna, a small bar or a children’s playhouse. Vienna’s archdiocese quickly intervened to end the bidding, declaring that auctioning “objects that were used for dispensing the sacraments is not acceptable.” The daily newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten reported that the highest bid received was 666.66 euros. (Associated Press) Four months after Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority instructed the nation’s Muslims to face west to pray toward Mecca, it admitted that its directive actually had the faithful “facing Somalia or Kenya” instead of Saudi Arabia. “We are now suggesting people shift the direction slightly to the northwest,” Cholil Ridwan, the head of the Indonesian Ulema Council said, adding, “There’s no need to knock down mosques, just shift your direction slightly during prayer.” Ridwan said that even though Muslims had been facing the wrong way, “their prayers will still be heard by Allah.” (Reuters)

Slightest Provocation


Police in Gainesville, Fla., charged Jennifer B. Elder, 25, with “robbery by sudden snatching” after she grabbed money from Dan Alford’s shirt pocket. Alford explained that negotiations over sex for money broke down when Elder smiled, and, according to Cpl. Tscharna Senn, he was turned off by “the extent of her dental issues.” (The Gainesville Sun)

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Millions of dollars earmarked to create jobs under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act have created jobs making posted signs reminding people that the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act has created jobs. Claiming that states have spent at least $20 million of federal funds on the signs, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., introduced a bill “to prevent further funding from the American Recovery and Reinvest-

Alabama’s Birmingham-Southern College must cut 20 percent of its operating budget, about $10 million, in part because it erroneously awarded millions of dollars in financial aid by adding Pell grant money to students’ financial-aid packages instead of subtracting it. “This was not just a oneyear thing,” college president David Pollick admitted. “Our finance operation was dealing with systems that go back 20 years. They’d just been doing things certain ways. It’s almost like you have an infection that you don’t see; nobody knows about it.” Pollick added that besides cutting 51 staff and 29 faculty positions, the school is eliminating five student majors, including accounting. (The Birmingham News)


Signs of the Times

Real-Life Math

A Los Angeles sperm bank has launched a service that lets its clients choose donors who resemble Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods and other entertainment and sports celebrities. Pointing out that state law requires sperm donors to be anonymous, Scott Brown, the communications director for California Cryobank, said the clinic’s “Donor Look-A-Like” service is “a way of connecting the client to the donor” by suggesting which celebrity the donor most resembles and showing pictures of those celebrities to give clients a “general idea.” Acknowledging that there’s no guarantee the offspring will actually resemble the celebrities, Brown said that since introducing “Donor Look-A-Like,” the clinic has seen a 400 percent increase in visitors to its website. (The Washington Times)

ment Act of 2009 from being used for physical signage indicating that a project is funded by such Act.” (ABC News)

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Using the enclosed math operations as a guide, fill the grid using the numbers 1 - 6 only once in each row and column.


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Fill the grid using the numbers 1-6, only once in each row and column. The numbers in each heavily outlined “cage” must combine to produce the target number in the top corner, using the mathematical operation indicated. A one-box cage should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not the same row or column.

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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NY born, VT compatible I’m new to the area, and looking to meet people with similar interests. I like to camp, hike, cook, snowboard, bbq, travel, watch movies, drink beer and lots of other things. I enjoy many kinds of music, but if you only listen to Phish, we probably won’t get along. If any of the above sounds interesting, contact me. AshyKnucks, 29,l, #118673 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFILE: Quote a line from your favorite movie. Little Bill: “Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!” William Munny: “Well, he shoulda armed himself, if he was going to decorate his saloon with my friend.” -Unforgiven

myself attractive and expect the same. steptotheright, 20,l, #118676 Curious, Interested, Open Respond positively to the feminine uniqueness of a woman, a welldiscoursed topic, creative expression, visual and performing arts, the written and spoken word, foreign film, extremes of weather, pleasure in good wine. Looking for an eclectic, confident woman whoenjoys banter laced w/ humor, knows herself, spontaneous, sensual, open to surprise. Not looking for reflection; more the woman as herself, interested. open, 57, #117622 highly honest omni-geek Handsome hairy big guy. I’m tired of watching girls lap up the verbal abuse that passes for flirting nowadays. I’m loyal and polite when it is warranted. Love video/board/card games and shitty movies, good ones, too, just not as often. If you feel like being treated like a human being, find me online. Picture forthcoming. Wizard, 27, #118671

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Hippy-ish/Romantic/Sensual Title says it all... dancelover, 22,l, #118623

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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

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Warm, Winsome and Wise I am a healer/creative entrepreneur, who is passionate about being part of the solution to the “spiritual” ills of our time. I have a deeply kind, compassionate heart, a highly intuitive, insightful mind and magic hands, and it gives me tremendous joy to give back the wisdom and experience I ‘ve gained, to benefit others. Noni1stt, 57,l, #118633


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zombie geek/hopeless romantic I can most easily describe myself by what I am not. I am not typical & I am not “the drama.” I’ve got too many interests to list, and could probably talk your ear off about any of them if given the chance (so I need someone who can rein me in, and/or match my wit & banter). piratechemist, 25,l, #118597

3in1, plus extras I am a man, who has a heart and a brain as well as a d*ck. Here goes extras: I am a good cook; I give excellent massage; I can fix almost everything; I have avery romantic and gentle heart. I am looking for 3S; simple, solid and stable. fisherking, 35, u,l, #118668

looking for a mate I want a family someday and am looking to meet the right person. I want to cut to the chase and get to know each other ... because maybe you wouldn’t want someone with genes like mine and vice versa, and I don’t want to waste my time. Must be 420 friendly, absolutly no exceptions there. antiwhatihate, 24, #118634

The One So here’s the thing – it’s hard to explain my awesomeness but I will try my best. I am a strong woman with a killer sense of humor and a warmth that’s genuine. I am looking for a man who above all has true character; honesty, kindness, loyalty, dependability, generosity—these are things that I will give and would expect to receive. LifeIsNow, 26,l, #118619

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Looking for a Conscious Relationship I have a deep yearning for uncovering the truth of how we can live to our fullest potential. I do this mostly through my work, going on retreats, spending time in nature and actively exploring the mysteries of life and love. I feel the time has come to explore this realm of evolving through entering into a conscious relationship. SeekingtheSacred, 28,l, #101722

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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 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


Always bi, never tried… I’m 41 & have a wonderful man in my life who wants me to experience my “bi side”. He knows it’s a part of me I have kept hidden & wants me to experience it. We have a solid relationship; he’s willing to not be involved or be involved, whichever we decide. I’m FF & curvy. gardengirl, 41,l, #118313

Looking For Penis Ill be honest: I am sick & tired of fooling around w/ “boys”. Looking for a man who knows how to treat a woman like the sex slave she really is. Need a long-lasting man to sate my desires. pixiestickz, 20,l, #110656 naughty girl Looking for someone to lend a hand, tongue, pussy or cock! Maybe for a meet up or some dirty emails/messages. Looking for anyone to help me – man, woman or couple looking to spice things up! Looking to be taken control of and looking to take control. Can you help? dirtygirl, 21,l, #117664 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

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

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Submissive seeking respectful Dom I’m new to all this. Mid-20s looking1:15:57 PM 1x1c-mediaimpact030310.indd 1 F3/1/10 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 Need more fun I usually don’t do this, but I need a little spice in my life. Tired of the same old stuff every day! I am willing to try new things, so give me a shout! lookn4fun, 22, #118014 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

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... if the trailer’s a rockin’, DO come a knockin’;]. dixie_lishus, 25,l, #117407 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 Sensual, friendly, thinking lover wanted Looking for a lover who I like & enjoy talking with. Intellectual stimulation & wordplay get me in the mood for other play! Likes: flirting silly, laughing in bed, making out in semi-public; build-up, being stroked & tantalized, exploring a man’s body. Not into re-enacting pornos or mechanical, compartmentalized sex. tarka, 45,l, #115890

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starting over Looking for a woman who is loving, caring and honest. No head games. M4fem35, 35,l, #118670 SpiceO’Life Looking for a little extracurricular fun. I’m very open minded so if you are interested in something you don’t see listed as an interest, don’t be shy to recommend... mattylikesit, 37, #118644 Fierce Appetite for Play I’m looking for a woman to satisfy my appetite! Discreet encounters, mutual pleasure-ing, here n there. I’m clean, fit, above avg. looks, fun. Hoping for the same in you. UNTAMED, 46, #118640 Lets get crazy...discreet encounters I know there are women around Vermont or nearby who feel like I do...I am great looking with huge brown eyes and great sense of humor. Looking for sexual encounters with a female friend. I am discreet and very trustworthy. I am clean and expect the same. I know what women want and deserve. Lets get together! Email me and we will exchange photos...:)). crazyvtguy, 39, u, #118632 No more Mr. nice guy OK, here is my problem: I’m the nice guy... so everybody thinks. Wouldn’t there be that fantasy of having rough sex. Hard to describe in detail, it varies for different locations. It usually includes: spanking, dirty

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

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 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

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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

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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 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFILE: I love to... be naked any chance I can. Daring me to get naked in more and more dangerous places is one of my favorite games. Looking for some... I am looking for an older woman or couple who is interested 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 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 LET’S HAVE SOME FUN Looking for other males to meet up w/ to have some fun. I’m a good-looking guy, love the outside & woods, clean shaven. Don’t like hairy guys. Let’s meet up - in the outdoors would be great. Bolton area. GREENMOUNTAINS, 35, u, #118530 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,

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 Let’s see where this goes Let’s see, I’m just stopping in to take a quick look around. There are so many crappy sites out there that promise everything but deliver nothing. If we stick around, that’ll pretty much get you know where we stand on Hot2Trot. splinter03, 50, #118298 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 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 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

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Guy Reading the Funnies In Starbucks last Thursday, you were by the door & I saw you while I was pouring sugar in my iced tea. You’re very cute. When: Thursday, August 12, 2010. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907876 lithe black-clad dirty blonde You caught me checking you out at the hot counter at the SB Price Chopper. You didn’t seem to mind. I liked your little tiptoe move in line. I’m in the Personals. When: Friday, August 13, 2010. Where: Shelburne Rd. Price Chopper. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907874 SaucyNSlick2 Saw you on the site - you know where. You read my profile & I want to know more... When: Friday, August 13, 2010. Where: online. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907873 City Market Seeking Rennet I was waiting at register 1 while Nikki went to check if there was rennet. You were behind the customer service counter & you walked over to tell me my messy, spiky haircut was cute. You’re cute, too! Thought you ought to know. When: Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Where: City Market checkout lane. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #907872 Corn for sale I met a charming young-midage woman getting corn at a Richmond farm on 8/5/10. I would like to speak w/ you further. When: Thursday, August 5, 2010. Where: farm in Richmond. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907871

Where: Black Door Bistro, Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. u #907867 Girl walking down college I was on my bike heading up the hill, you were walking toward the waterfront, I’m guessing. We seemed to keep staring at each other. I actually went back to find you to give you my number (must’ve been about 1 p.m), but I was too late & couldn’t find you again. Drinks? Coffee? When: Thursday, August 12, 2010. Where: College St. heading toward the waterfront. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907866

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out in my Subaru w/ the windows down. Was I right? Maybe a drink sometime? When: Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Where: in front of the hardware store. You: Woman. Me: Man. #907862 Thinking Back ... e I am glad I got what ... I wanted & I am happy I did not let you ... drive my truck (smirk). When: Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Where: in your bed (wink). You: Woman. Me: Man. #907861 Williams & College St. You had short dark hair & a beard, turning left in your red sedan from Williams to go down the hill on College St. I was riding my fixed gear bike up that hill in a blue helmet & black shirt. You yelled “Keep going! You’ve got it!” or something like that. That made my day! Thanks! When: Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Where: South WIlliams St..& College St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907860 Since Chicago... You look so fine. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I told you how I felt. It was 6/21, but you stole my heart on 6/10. It’s been an amazing month & a half. I can’t imagine a future with anything less. It’s all you baby ... I love you. Miss you & can’t wait to see that secret smile again. When: Monday, June 21, 2010. Where: Where the hurt go to heal... You: Man. Me: Woman. u #907859 the cute italian bicycle guy I am sorry for almost killing you when I came out of the parking garage off of Church St. driving a blue Passat. I had been up for 2 days w/ no sleep & I shouldn’t have been driving. You were so nice about it & I felt like an idiot. Thanks for smiling at me anyway :) When: Friday, August 6, 2010. Where: sidewalk off of the Church St. parking garage. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907858

mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

I’m divorced after a 15-year relationship and have recently started dating again, thus I am a little vague on the rules. I’ve met a few men through online personals. After a few nice dates with a guy, I’m not interested in meeting anyone else until I see what happens with the guy I’m seeing. At what point do I “temporarily hide” my profile? I don’t want to prematurely and publicly declare myself off the market, especially because it might scare off the guy I’m dating. However, keeping my profile active, I find myself ignoring other inquiries that could potentially be missed opportunities. I’m not into dating more than one guy at a time, so when do I hide my profile from public view? If the thing to do is leave my profile up, how do I politely respond to inquiries that come in while I’m dating someone else?

Thanks for the help,

Experienced at Life, Novice at Dating

Dear Experienced Novice,





Sure, life would be easier if you could date one guy at a time — but you’re dating online, where everyone is entertaining the idea of dating other people. With all the winking, profile creeping and emails, it’s almost ridiculous to think you could focus your energies on just one courtship at a time. Anyway, why should you? It’s possible to date one guy while emailing back and forth with another. In fact, it’s probably prudent to do so. Dating is a crapshoot, and you’re right — you don’t want to miss opportunities. Keep your profile public until you are in a secure, monogamous relationship (if that’s what you’re going for). Until then, you don’t have to pursue other singles actively, but you can most certainly entertain the advances of other gentleman callers. If it makes you feel better, be honest with the other guys. Tell them you’ve been on a couple dates with someone else, and you’re interested to see where it goes; however, in the meantime, you can get to know each other via email. One more thing. You’re just out of a 15-year relationship, so what’s the rush? Instead of working on landing another long-term relationship, perhaps you should focus on meeting as many new people as possible, thereby creating options for yourself rather than limiting your choices.

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daddy got a new girl You: not alone in feeling a tad sad seeing an LED monitor where knobs & slides were before. Adapt or get out of the way. The show does go Mrniceguy (no more) on. When: Thursday, August 5, I’m a nice girl, so everybody thinks. Hotttt Blonde At Texaco Beach 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 2010. Where: Paul’s boutique. You: 1 6/14/10 2:39:13 PM I have a side most would never Black strapless swim top, fuchsia Woman. Me: Man. #907857 understand, and I’m sure my closest bottom, breathtakingly short cutoff friends & family would be shocked. attractive woman at price jean shorts. You were with like 5 guys, What I am particularly interested in is chopper but I could feel your gaze! Not sure if you state you are looking for dating as that really pale kid was your bf, but I You: beautiful woman in black dress well as playing. I like the idea of being would really like to get to know you; at Price Chopper in S. Burlington. on able to date someone I know has similar or at the very least, share an intimate Sunday at noon. Me: dark hair, Boston interests sexually. When: Thursday, moment or 2 (or 3, or ...) ;) When: Red Sox hat. You were going to a baby August 12, 2010. Where: hot2trot. Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Where: shower & asked me about diaper sizes. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907865 southernmost point of North Beach. You drove a blue Nissan Sentra. We You: Woman. Me: Man. #907870 seemed to like each other. I would really To Kala from J like to talk to you again. Helplessly Sometimes life gives us a wonderful FairPoint pole truck Hoping. When: Sunday, August 8, 2010. moment we appreciate a little too late. Where: Price Chopper S. Burlington. I’m afraid I missed my chance & will Something about our conversation now, You: Woman. Me: Man. #907856 never really know if I had a chance at in retrospect, seemed so natural for 2 all to begin with. When: Thursday, people who’d just met. It’d be wonderful Waterfront Smile August 12, 2010. Where: Route 7 as to talk again soon. When: Sunday, usual. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907869 I could see you from a distance knowing August 1, 2010. Where: Asiana House. that you were going to smile when our You: Woman. Me: Man. #907864 RE: waterfront smile paths crossed. As I jogged closer, your body language confirmed my suspicion I might know exactly whose smile beanstalk likes to roam! so I puffed up my chest, gave you my you’re looking for :) Can you be more I told you that you looked as though best smile, and said hi. I would love to specific? When: Monday, August 9, you had fallen in a mud pit & then we connect if you’re single. When: Monday, 2010. Where: Burlington waterfront. went bogging & I knew I had found August 9, 2010. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #907868 the gal for me - my LTT. It’s been a You: Woman. Me: Man. #907855 year of salamandering, adventuring Joe, Trout River T-Shirt & BLISS (how right she was!) and I linda from bristol Friday, 7/23, Black Door Bistro in can’t wait for more! When: Sunday, Wow, I saw you on another site. You Montpelier. We were on the 3rd floor, April 11, 2010. Where: adventuring!. are 49 & from bristol. I would love to listening to music by Tweed River. You You: Woman. Me: Woman. #907863 meet up w/ you? You have a 18 y.o. were wearing a Trout River T-shirt; son going to college in the fall? Try to I was w/ a M friend. We struck up a Striped Shirt & Sunglasses track down this Italian; you won’t be conversation about microbrews & We made eye contact a few times in disappointed. When: Monday, August good pizza in Vermont (Barton?). front of the hardware store next to Price 9, 2010. Where: another dating site. Would you like to continue the Chopper on Williston Rd. on 8/11. At You: Woman. Me: Man. #907854 conversation - or perhaps, share a least it seemed that way as I drove in & pizza? When: Friday, July 23, 2010.

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