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Burlington’s original “old boys’ club” is down for the count. Ninety-five of the Ethan Allen Club’s 115 years were female-free. End of an era, indeed.


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Telecom-plications Burlington Telecom, the city’s beleaguered telecommunications utility, suffered yet another setback last week. Late Tuesday, the city announced the termination of BT’s $33.5 million lease from CitiCapital after the city failed to make payments on the debt. The money had helped financed the purchase of BT’s infrastructure. CitiCapital can now repossess BT’s equipment. And BT is still on the hook for the $17 million it owes to Burlington taxpayers. Columnist Shay Totten wrote about the lease termination on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog, and published a letter

from the city’s attorney to Vermont’s Public Service Board. What does all of this mean for Burlington Telecom? Read Totten’s latest “Fair Game” column on page 12 to find out. In his blog post, Totten quoted Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, who remains optimistic about the future of the utility. “Burlington Telecom is an important asset of the City,” said Kiss, following the lease termination announcement. “As always, Burlington Telecom is committed to providing continuing service to the residents and businesses who are its customers in the city of Burlington.”

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Burlington Telecom appears to be entering the repo phase. Or is that just “negotiating”? Either way, it’s not exactly promoting consumer confidence.


Langrock, Sperry & Wool is celebrating its 50th anniversary — by giving stuff away. Now that’s a positive precedent.



11/26: Vermont State Police responded to a domestic assault call after one not-so-happy Thanksgiving.

11/29: A Vermont Law School professor and student are in Cancun, blogging about a global climate change conference.

11/29: Hedgehogs on a plane! A “service hedgehog” flies from New York to Burlington.

11/30: The Vermont man who threatened to kill the president on Twitter is up for a psych evaluation.

11/30: Alice Levitt makes a candy cane at Laughing Moon Chocolates in this week’s episode of “Bite Club TV.”



1. “Charged With Felony for Growing Pot, Mother Can’t Tell Jury It Was ‘Medical’” by Ken Picard. A Vermont woman grew marijuana to help her sick sons, but she can’t tell the jury. 2. “Million-Dollar Callers” by Ken Picard. A Burlington street outreach worker helps the worst 911 abusers — and saves taxpayers millions. 3. “Comedian or Criminal? How a Vermonter Got Arrested for Threatening Obama” by Andy Bromage.  The U.S. Secret Service wasn’t laughing when comedian Christopher King threatened on Twitter to kill the president. 4. “Fair Game: A-Gerrymandering We Will Go” by Shay Totten. Legislative districts will be redrawn in the next couple years, and that could allow state Democrats to further dominate Vermont politics. 5. “House of the Rising Yum” by Alice Levitt.  Alice reviews HJ House, Burlington’s new Japanese restaurant.

tweet of the week @jaypeakresort Getting in the first turns of the new season. (11/26)


At least one Vermont tree farmer is warning of a Christmas conifer shortage. Are we shipping those off to China, too?

That’s the increase in the number of people seeking help from the Vermont Foodbank over the past three years, according to Monday’s Burlington Free Press.


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This is ridiculous [“Charged With Felony for Growing Pot, Mother Can’t Tell Jury It Was ‘Medical,’” November 17]! I can’t believe the court system would intentionally blind themselves to any reason a criminal would commit a crime. After all, isn’t that what the justice system is designed for? Truth, honor and justice for all? Where is the truth here?

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Kudos to student social-justice activists at St. Michael’s College and their work in urging Secretary Clinton to do more in ending the mass rapes in Congo [“From Colchester to Congo: St. Mike’s Launches a National Dear Hillary Campaign,” October 20]. All Americans should read more about this issue in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, Half the Sky, and get the horrific story behind the rapes and how they are ruining young women’s chances of reproductive health, especially in Congo and other third-world countries. Some courageous women in these countries are confronting men in the villages and in the process slowly changing their culture… Ruth Iyengar BURLINGTON


Hmmm … Shay [Totten]’s math must be the darned new math [“Fair Game,” November 24]. If I take the 52 seats Republicans might have with the recounts and subtract them from the 150 in the House, the Dems and their allies are left with a 47-seat advantage, not a 27-seat one. Unless there are 20-odd independents that are obviously closet


Republicans! The difference is important, as Shay’s number of 27 makes it sound like the Republicans could possibly have a voice. Chip Mitiguy IRA

Totten clarifies: The 27-seat difference wasn’t between 48 and 102, but between the GOP’s plausible caucus size and 76, which is the tipping point to become a majority in a 150-seat chamber. Actually, given the outcome of the recent recounts, the House GOP would need to gain 28 seats to have a technical majority of 76 seats. They will have 48 going into the next session.


Perhaps Burlington should stop wasting time and money trying to figure out how to fix the traffic system [“How We Roll,” November 10], and just go out and buy this month’s Esquire magazine. In it they profile Janette Sadik-Khan, who has completely redesigned New York City. If they read the article, there would be no more issue with biking or bus routes in BTV.

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Dance: Vermont’s dance scene takes a big leap BY MEGAN JAMES

28 Deepcember Snows Photo Essay By Brian Mohr



With a New Director, Shelburne Art Center Looks Forward to Change


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Sugar and Spice Candy connoisseurs have to work for their treats at Laughing Moon Chocolates’ CandyCane-Making Demos Demos, which take place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through December 22. Boiling, rolling and twisting yield the colorful holiday sticks in cinnamon and maple flavors, as well as mint. Got a sweet tooth? Stop by, or watch food writer Alice Levitt create a cane on “Bite Club TV.”






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Wintry Mix Warren Miller’s Wintervention may be a tad premature — it’s hard to OD on slope time when it’s only just begun — but at least the epic ski film whets appetites for a season of shredding. Plummet down off-the-beaten-track peaks with a crew including JJ Thomas, Hugo Harrison and Andy Mahre. COURTESY OF JEAN ROHE


Who says bigger is better? Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville is out to prove that petite is sweet with its 14th annual “Small Pictures” exhibit, on display through December 23. More than 250 small-format paintings from artists such as Wendy James and Ken Morris depict scenes of New England, animals and nature. The dimensions may be mini, but the message is mighty. SEE ART REVIEW ON PAGE 70


Front Rohe Seats Even when she’s remarking on everyday details — “the smell of your work shirt,” for example, in “Forget/Remember” — Brooklyn singer-songwriter Jean Rohe’s Brazilian- and Afro-Peruvianinjected melodies stand out. Backed by bandmates, Rohe brings her “literate and imploring tone,” as the New York Times calls it, to North End Studio on Friday, with an encore at this weekend’s Vermont International Festival. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52


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Western Massachuetts singer-songwriter Heather Maloney’s operatic training shows; her folk-laced indie-pop always arrives with full-bodied vocals that have garnered her comparisons to Joni Mitchell and the like. But Maloney’s style is all her own, with songs drawing in facets of classical Indian music and country twang. She’ll play it up at Langdon Street Café with a full band on Friday.



With Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms and other classical masters whose names don’t start with “B” to live up to, it can be tough for contemporary composers to lift off. That’s where Grammy-winning sextet eighth blackbird swoops in. Armed with recent classical music by Jennifer Higdon and more, the ensemble takes flight at the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series on Saturday, and solo in the FlynnSpace on Sunday.


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services in Vermont if we can work through the finances,” said Kiss. “Burlington is a very resilient city. We’ve tackled tough problems before.” BT has been hampered from the getgo. Barred from using taxpayer dollars by lawmakers eager to “protect” the likes of billion-dollar operations such as Adelphia and Comcast, BT turned to the private market for start-up money. There, it got all the money it needed — and more. When it ran out of private cash, and the global finance markets collapsed, it secretly dipped into the public till — illegally, as it turned out.




MICHEL GUITE, who owns Vermont Telephone Company, has offered BT the money — $300,000 — and equipment it needs to stay in business. He and VTel have plenty of cash on hand thanks to an infusion of $116 million in federal stimulus funds to wire broadband across Vermont. “The problem is simply that BT spent like drunken sailors in the early years,” said Guite. “Burlington can and will be proud of it if they stick with it.” Another longtime BT observer agrees it still could rightsize and stay alive. “Burlington Telecom’s technology infrastructure is excessive compared to what it needs to support its current customer base, and coupling that with the cost curve of technology, BT could possibly lease replacement equipment at a fraction of the original cost and remain operational,” said TIM GEORGE, former chairman of the city’s Telecommunications Advisory Committee. So far, neither Comcast nor FairPoint has talked to the city, or Citi, about taking over BT’s operations, company reps tell “Fair Game.” Give ’em time. One group showing interest — for the second time — is Reboot Burlington Telecom, led by businesspeople DON MAYER of Small Dog Electronics and PAUL MILLMAN of Chroma Technology, former city council president ANDY MONTROLL and


BT’s first general manager. The group’s purchase offer was rebuffed earlier this year, in part because of a long-standing feud between Nulty and the city’s chief administrative officer, JONATHAN LEOPOLD. Guite says his goal isn’t to get BT for a song. “The fundamental way is to behave like an ally, rather than an adversary,” said Guite. “We already serve BT as an Internet provider, and we want to keep doing so, and we believe in loyally supporting our customers. Comcast, and anyone who hopes to buy this cheaply, to my thinking are BT adversaries.”

Tritium Trouble

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Entergy announced the “good” news. It had — ta-da! — finished removing tritiumlaced groundwater from the VT Yankee site. Well, sorta. Simply put, Entergy met a preset, arbitrary goal of sucking up 300,000 gallons of tritiated water. VY spokesman LARRY SMITH told “Fair Game” plant officials are now evaluating whether it should continue extracting water. The 300,000-gallon mark was established earlier this year before the extent of the contamination was known. Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin has called on VY to add more extraction wells. Pressing the “pause” button on the extraction is “illogical,” he said, if more tritium exists. VY should be doing all it can to clean up the tritium in the groundwater. So, why stop now? Because winter means ice. “My conclusion is that they didn’t want to make it freeze-proof,” said Fairewinds Associates’ ARNIE GUNDERSEN, who has been hired by the legislature to monitor VY activities. Freeze-proofing the lines costs money — which VY doesn’t want to spend without knowing whether it will be operating beyond 2012. One thing is clear: Contaminated groundwater is still making its way to the Connecticut River, and potentially into the bedrock. According to test results provided to the Vermont Department of Health, tritium levels near the banks of the Connecticut River are more than 400,000 picocuries per liter — 20 times the limit set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the highest readings

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with 48. There are also five Progressives and three independents. Some things never change — such as that pesky $100 million-plus budget gap.


Filling Up the Cabinet

After four years living in Washington, D.C., andrew Savage, a longtime aide to Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter welch, is returning to the Green Mountain State to become director of communications and public affairs for AllEarth Renewables in Williston. Savage, a Calais native, will now be working for david BlitterSdorF, AllEarth’s founder and an ally of Gov.elect Peter Shumlin. Roaming the Statehouse in his public-affairs capacity will be a different kind of homecoming for Savage, who first worked under the Golden Dome in 2002 when then-Sen. Peter Welch was president pro tem. Savage begins the new gig after the first of the year, just as the new legislative session begins.

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Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin announced his “transportation team” on Monday, proclaiming his picks for the number-one and number-two slots at the Agency of Transportation. Brian SearleS will be AOT secretary. His deputy-to-be: Rep. Sue minter (D-Waterbury). Searles is no stranger to the post. He had the job for the final four years of Gov. howard dean’s administration. For the past five years, Searles has been the director of aviation at Burlington International Airport. The bond rating for BTV dropped recently as a result of Burlington Telecom’s financial woes and a reduction in air travel in and out of Vermont. Minter has overseen the AOT budget from her seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. She previously served on the House Transportation Committee. Late Tuesday, Shumlin made three more picks: Former Democratic gubernatorial rival doug racine will serve as secretary of the Agency of Human Services — a choice sure to warm the party’s bleeding-heart liberals. Patrick Flood will remain the agency’s deputy secretary. Shumlin named david Yacavone, a longtime AHS exec under Dean, as commissioner of the Department for Children and Families — a department under siege due to rising caseloads and dwindling staff.

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13 Vermonters got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, cereal and Veggie Booty snack food. Tomatoes, jalapeños and serrano peppers have also been tainted, according to reports compiled by the U.S. Senate’s Democratic Policy Committee. The original bill was much more draconian than what Sanders and Leahy approved on Tuesday in a 73-25 vote. In September, Sen. Jon Tester (DMont.) introduced an amendment that exempts from regulation those farms — like Farina’s — that sell direct to consumers and make less than $500,000 a year. But that hasn’t reassured Farina and other small-scale growers who think farmers — not the government — should worry about food safety. “If I have a problem with the eggs I’m selling, I’ll hear about it in 24 hours and I can take corrective action,” said Farina. Debate over S.510 has been rife with misinformation and myths. Claims that the bill would outlaw backyard gardening and seed saving, among other activities, have proliferated on the Internet since the bill was first introduced in 2009. Will Robb, a board member of Burlington’s Intervale Community Farm, said he attended Sunday’s demonstration because the legislation leaves too many questions unanswered. For instance, what happens if multifarm CSAs team up to supply fresh local food to hospitals or public school systems? That could easily push them over $500,000 in sales a year, Robb said, subjecting small farms to cumbersome record keeping and inspections. “I try to stay away from the tinfoil hat stuff,” said Robb, “but there’s too much

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power in this bill.” NOFA-VT, the state chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, is backing the food-safety overhaul because, in the words of policy adviser David Rogers, “the alternative is a hell of a lot worse.” The FDA already has expanded oversight of food safety, thanks to the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, Rogers said. What the Food Safety Modernization Act would do is put some constraints on that power, he argued, by “forcing it to pay more attention to small farms and small producers.” “Knee-jerk antigovernment types are carrying the water for very large agricultural interests because they are opposed to this bill,” said Rogers. “Big ag did not want the Tester amendment, because it exempts small farms and processors. That puts [big ag] at a disadvantage.” The 800-plus member-farmers that make up the advocacy group Rural Vermont are divided on the food-safety bill, executive director Jared Carter said. However, Rural Vermont as an organization officially supported the legislation with the Tester amendment, Carter said. Carter noted that 96 percent of Vermont farms fit the bill’s definition of a “small farm” and are therefore exempt from oversight. He acknowledged that food-borne outbreaks are a serious matter but said most cases are coming from industrial-scale farms, slaughterhouses and producers — not the smaller farms doing business in Vermont. Echoing Farina’s comments, Carter said the best quality control is knowing the farmer who sells you milk, eggs and produce. “If you walk up to a Vermont farm, you can look at it and see what kind of operation it is,” he said. Raw milk and cheese are of particular concern to opponents of the food-safety act. In 2009, the Vermont legislature passed added protections for producers of raw dairy products, which are considered higher risk because they aren’t pasteurized. S.510 doesn’t explicitly restrict the sale of raw milk, but it does direct the FDA to review existing regulatory “hazard analysis” and “preventive control” programs. Last summer, an organic-food market in Venice, Calif., called Rawesome Foods was raided by weapon-wielding federal and state inspectors who confiscated unmarked jugs of raw cow and goat’s milk and unpasteurized goat cheese. Also, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of its Healthy People 2020 plan, has called for increasing the number of states that prohibit the sale of distribution of unpasteurized

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urlington artist SAGE TUCKERhas a brand-new KETCHAM role: executive director of the SHELBURNE ART CENTER. Which means, in turn, that the 65-year-old craft school and gallery with the storied past is facing its future with fresh eyes. That is, the flashing brown eyes of a petite 32-yearold with seemingly boundless energy. At a reception for current SAC exhibitor CLARK DERBES on a recent Friday night, Tucker-Ketcham is still so new to the job, she’s not entirely sure how many board members she has. “Maybe eight?” she ventures. “My first meeting with them is December 6.” And, asked about recent rumors that the institution is going to revert to its previous name — Shelburne Craft School — she says that’s still undecided. As for plans to turn the shambling set of inefficient wood-frame buildings into a sustainable campus — in part by harnessing heat from the kilns and metalwork studio — yes, that’s a goal for down the road. But first, says Tucker-Ketcham, “We need to take care of updating our computer and administrative systems.”

That may not sound very exciting, but bringing one’s record keeping into the 21st century is a good place to start over. The enthusiastic new director has been digging through heaps of paper files, and along the way getting a crash course in the history of the organization. Tucker-Ketcham has been working at the center this past year, programming events and running the gallery. About a month ago, she added office manager to that role. “They needed someone to come in and do class registration and databasing,” she explains. About three weeks in, she continues, previous creative director HOLLY BOARDMAN resigned. “She wants to do the New Legacy project,” Tucker-Ketcham says, referring to an upcoming capital campaign that will help the center renovate, “and she’ll still be involved. But running the organization … there’s not room for two people, financially.” Operating on a shoestring is nothing new in the arts world, and, until the fundraising campaign is successful, the SAC will most likely make do. After all, people of all ages continue to come for classes in wood- and metalworking, stained glass,

clay, fiber, photography, jewelry and visual arts. The local elementary, middle and Waldorf schools rent the center’s facilities for their art classes. A Saturday-morning clay hand-building class is “wildly popular,” Tucker-Ketcham notes. “Part of my restructuring is to see: How do we not spend any money, but make money using what we have?” she says. “We Sage Tucker-Ketcham have a huge history, and we’ve had amazing donors over the years.” Indeed. Two of the craft school’s “angels” were members of Shelburne’s philanthropic Webb family. One of them, Aileen Osborn Webb, contributed more than financially; in the late ’40s, she imported master crafters from the School for American Craftsmen, which she had founded at Dartmouth College,

CRAFT to teach in Shelburne. They permanently raised the bar on the quality of craft making at the little school founded by a hobbyist woodworker in the basement of Trinity Episcopal Church in 1938. The Shelburne Craft School was officially incorporated as a nonprofit in 1945.

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Sturm recalls in an interview, “because it was obvious that Wortman was undeniably terrific in terms of drawing.” Sturm had previously been “only vaguely aware” of Wortman’s work, which had been all but forgotten in the decades since the cartoonist’s death in 1958. It took less than a New York minute for Sturm to locate Denys Wortman VIII on the Internet. And the artist’s son had some amazing news: Plastic bins and filing cabinets in the attic and garden shed of his Martha’s Vineyard home contained more than 5000 of his father’s original drawings. All this happened in 2006. Four years later, after having helped preserve and catalog the drawings, Sturm organized a revelatory show of Wortman’s drawings at the Museum of the City of New York. “Denys Wortman Rediscovered: Drawings for the World-Telegram and Sun, 19301953” opened in mid-November. On display are about 75 of the 9000 panels Wortman produced for the WorldTelegram and its descendant dailies. Six times a week, he drew vignettes of working-class life with a grease pencil,

graphite and ink. Grouped under the heading “Metropolitan Movies” — or “Everyday Movies,” as the series was called in national syndication — the cartoons depict factory women, businessmen, subway riders, laborers, sunbathers, street urchins and, yes, tramps in a lost New York of automats, organ grinders and itinerant fruit peddlers. With an incisive eye and a sure hand, Wortman conveys respect and empathy for his subjects. He seldom sinks into condescension or sentimentality. Wortman, who was born in 1887, studied under Robert Henri, a leader of the urban-realism painting movement known as the Ashcan School. His classmates included such 20th-century American art stars as Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Wortman tried to carve out a career as a painter — and did have a waterfront scene included in the historic 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art at the New York Armory — but he eventually came to accept that his true talent was as a newspaper cartoonist. Not a ha-ha funny cartoonist but a visual chronicler of a time and a place, much like


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And how is it that a painter with an MFA lands at a craft school? “Education has always been a huge part of my background,” she says. “I taught classes for 10 years — at the Y, at Burlington City Arts. I still teach at Burlington College.” TuckerKetcham also offered instruction at Studio STK, which she operated on North Street for two-and-a-half years before it closed in 2007. “This is about the making of art, not the commercial side,” Tucker-Ketcham continues. “Yes, it’s important to sell, and we all know that. But this is about making. Everyone is so happy here — elders who have been coming for 50 years, and little kids.” She envisions even more people using the facility and reconnecting with past master crafterteachers and potential collaborators, such as the Shelburne MuSeuM. “Everything is in flux,” TuckerKetcham says. “But in a good way.”m

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Gretchen laughed and said, “That’s

exactly right: It’s a fat violin. Actually, you

know, the viola is closely related to the cello. Our strings have the same tuning, but the cello is an octave lower. The violins, on the other hand, are tuned like the bass.” “Thanks for the inside skinny on the string section. That’s good to know.” We motored toward the Lime Kiln Bridge, passing the Vermont National Guard’s new helicopter hangar. “Hey, can I ask you something?” I asked, picking up the conversation. “Is Gretchen an Americanized version of your name? I mean, do you have, like, a Chinese name from back home?” “Nope, my given name is Gretchen. English-style names are common in Taiwan.” “This reminds me of Tang-Twee, a regular customer I drove for years. Her folks immigrated here as Vietnamese boat people, I guess in the ’70s. Tang-Twee was born here — you know, as American as apple pie — but she kept her Vietnamese name. She always had to tell people how to pronounce it. She’d say, ‘Just think of the breakfast drink.’” I paused for a moment, smiling at the memory. “Man, I miss her. She was just a great person.” “What happened to her?” “If I remember correctly, she got engaged to a funeral director and moved to Fairfax … or it might have been Fairfield. I always mix up those two towns.” Waiting for the light at Route 15, I asked, “Hey, would you want to visit Elley-Long before we go to the hotel? It’s just up the road in what they call Fort Ethan Allen, and I won’t charge you any extra.” “Oh, that would be great,” Gretchen replied. “I can scope out the audition space, and maybe I’ll be less nervous tomorrow.” The Elley-Long Music Center is located in a massive, arched-brick building,

formerly the fort’s stable and now beautifully renovated. Fort Ethan Allen was a U.S. military base from the late 1800s until it was decommissioned in the early 1960s. Apparently, it housed cavalry divisions for many of those years — hence the stable. I pondered that as we pulled onto Ethan Allen Drive: men going to war on horseback. Isn’t it wonderful how much more advanced and civilized humankind has become?

physically see the auditioning musicians, or even get their actual names. You play behind a wall or a curtain of some kind.” “Is this to curb prejudice of whatever stripe?” “Exactly. In fact, I’ve heard that some orchestras go so far as to lay thick carpet in the audition space so the committee can’t detect high heels. Believe it or not, there are still major symphonic orchestras without a female member. I think the Berlin

Gretchen’s carry-ons were a backpack and an instrument case of some kind. as we pulled out of the airport,

her enthusiasm was overflowing. I parked in front, and the two of us walked in through the huge front doors. Toward the rear of the building, in the large performance space, a rehearsal was just breaking up. A few musicians lingered on the stage, chatting among themselves while they packed up their instruments. “Gretchen — omigod, is that you?” Gretchen’s head turned, and she jumped onto the stage and embraced one of the musicians, a woman about her age. The two of them had a short, animated conversation. When Gretchen stepped back down, she was beaming. “That was, like, so crazy. That was a girl who was with me my first two years at the Manhattan School. And she’s with the VSO now. I had no idea.” “Maybe it’ll give you a leg up at the audition,” I suggested. “If only,” Gretchen said, chuckling. “No, auditions these days are completely blind. The selection committee doesn’t even

Philharmonic, one of the best in the world, didn’t hire its first woman until recently, and still has only a handful.” I shook my head. “That is freaking scandalous,” I said. “I mean, in this day and age. Jeez.” We drove back up the road to the Days Inn. As Gretchen paid the fare, I said, “Well, maybe skip the high heels tomorrow. You know, just in case.” “Hell, no!” Gretchen said, with an audacious laugh. Clearly, nobody was going to push this woman around. “I brought my highest heels, and, carpet or no carpet, that’s what I’ll be wearing.” m

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was at the airport awaiting a pickup going to the Days Inn across from St. Michael’s College. It’s unusual for me to accept a local fare arriving by plane. Meeting an incoming passenger takes a lot of time — there are late planes, lost luggage, you name it. So, normally, I’ll only book the lucrative out-of-town fares. Still, I’m no different from a grizzly bear: I may prefer a nice fat salmon, but when times are lean, I’m prepared to sustain myself on nuts and berries. My customer — Gretchen, a comely Asian girl with shiny black hair tied in a loose braid — arrived right on schedule and with no checked luggage. Yippee. Her carry-ons were a backpack and an instrument case of some kind. As we pulled out of the airport, her enthusiasm was overflowing. “Oh, it’s so beautiful up here! So many trees, and I love the colors.” “Yup, that’s Vermont. It’s actually the tail end of the foliage season. I hate to say, but you should’ve been here a few weeks ago. Where’d ya come up from?” “I live in New York City. I study at the Manhattan School of Music.” Swinging right onto Airport Parkway, I said, “Now, you sound like you grew up overseas, am I right?” “Yes, I’m from Taiwan.” “Aha — the island of Formosa,” I said, for no other reason than to show off my vast geographical knowledge. “So, what brings you to Burlington?” “I’m auditioning tomorrow for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. I think it’s at, like, the Elley-Long Music Center.” “Well, how awesome is that? You must be an amazing musician to get this opportunity. What’s your instrument?” “I play viola.” “That is quite cool. That’s, like, kind of a fat violin, right?”

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wo years ago, the Chicagobased sextet eighth blackbird invited the Flynn Center For the PerForming arts to co-commission a new work of classical music. Philadelphia-based composer Jennifer Higdon was writing a piece called On a Wire for the sextet — one of her favorite chamber groups — and orchestra. Flynn artistic director arnie malina invited the Vermont symPhony orChestra to share the commission, and the two organizations didn’t hesitate to jump on board. Then Higdon, 47, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music. VSO executive director alan Jordan declares of the co-commission, “From an artistic point of view, it was a no-brainer — even before the Pulitzer.” At the time, Higdon’s blue cathedral was “one of the most performed new pieces in the country,” Jordan recalls. And eighth blackbird, which had already graced the Flynn in 2008, had long been turning heads. “They’re really the premier players of contemporary music in the United States,” avers daVid ludwig, the VSO’s new-music advisor and resident composer. / 802.656.2090 4t-Fleming120110.indd 1

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Eighth blackbird and the VSO will perform On a Wire as part of the second concert in the orchestra’s Masterworks series, with principal guest conductor Anthony Princiotti. The piece promises to be engagingly inventive, given the tendencies of both Higdon and the lower-case sextet. The composer’s Pulitzer-winning Violin Concerto, featured knitting needles on cymbals. And eighth blackbird specialize in what are called extended techniques — unusual methods for obtaining new sounds, Malina explains, such as “sticking a cloth inside the piano, or when someone raps on a violin in a certain way.” Ludwig says On a Wire begins with all six members of the chamber group bent over the open concert piano, playing its strings with bows Higdon made from fishing wire. “A lot of her music starts with sounds that you’ve just never heard before,” he adds. Ludwig, who spends three to five weeks a year in Burlington, serves on the faculty with Higdon at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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Quirkiness aside, the piece will be decidedly accessible. Higdon’s direct line of descent from American populist composers such as Copland, Bernstein and Barber is evident in blue cathedral, available on a YouTube recording. Jordan believes Higdon’s music is part of a new trend of accessibility in contemporary classical music. “Not too long ago, it was the kiss of death at the box office,” he says, referring to abstruse compositions by John Cage and Elliott Carter. “Now, I think composers are more savvy about writing pieces that are enjoyable to listen to.” The VSO chose a program that bookends the 20-minute Higdon piece with equally accessible selections from the Romantic era: the German Carl Maria von Weber’s overture from his otherwise unperformed opera Euryanthe, and Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ Symphony no. 2. The Vermont performance of On a Wire will be the third time the composition is played. That’s because the Flynn-VSO team is one of eight co-commissioning entities across the country and beyond, each of which gets to mount the piece before it can be played elsewhere. The group includes initiating commissioner Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the well-respected Cleveland and Toronto Symphony orchestras. Such cost sharing is necessary, according to Malina, who says good composers garner, “say, $35,000” for a new work. (The Vermont team contributed $7500 for this one.) For Ludwig, eighth blackbird’s appearance with the VSO is as prestigious as Higdon’s commission. “They play with so much ardor that people who know nothing about classical music immediately take to them,” he promises. m masterworks 2 with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and eighth blackbird, Saturday, december 4, 8 p.m. on the Flynn mainStage, Burlington. Eighth blackbird will perform separately on Sunday, december 5, 7 p.m. at FlynnSpace.

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h, yes — Ladysmith, BC, justly famous as the birthplace of Pamela Anderson. Pam left long ago, of course, evidently repelled by her countrymen’s inadequate understanding of efficient furnace operation. Thanks to you, Bill, she won’t need to stay away much longer. The blue flame of enlightenment is about to ignite. Lowering your thermostat during times when you need heat less (e.g., when you’re asleep or out of the house) is called thermostat setback; the equivalent practice in summertime is thermostat setup. In theory, thermostat setback and setup will almost always save energy, based on the following simple principle of heat transfer: The rate of heat loss (or

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Why would a woman-owned newspaper accept an advertisement for “flannel” that shows a half-naked female holding a ski pole? Every time American Apparel runs a censored racy promotion for its Burlington store, we get a handful of angry letters: Some readers are offended by the partial nudity; others are appalled by the presumed age of the models, or the size and prominence of the ads. Smaller, comparable lingerie ads rarely cause a stir. From all the individual voices, we hear: How can Seven Days, in good conscience, profit from images of women that some judge to be demeaning? American Apparel is a national chain that maintains a store on Burlington’s Cherry Street. The ads for its marketing campaign — which come out of Los Angeles — run in newspapers like ours all across the country. American Apparel isn’t willing to adjust the ads for more puritanical markets any more than they’re willing to take down the titillating posters that adorn their retail outlets. We know, because we’ve asked them to. on several occasions, including this one, our sales department suggested that a more wholesome image might be more effective in luring Vermonters into the Burlington store. We even tried arguing this sockless ski bunny is not an accurate depiction of winter in new England. Their response: Run it as is. Why don’t we refuse the ads, local store be damned? it’s true that ad revenue pays for our newsgathering, and American Apparel is one of our few national advertisers. But we’re not so hard up for cash that we would sacrifice our principles for a check from L.A. in our view, Seven Days is a reflection of the community it serves — “hot to trot” ads and all — and that’s what makes it the lively, truth-telling local weekly that it is. it is not our job to whitewash that image, or to make it more palatable to parents with young children. no, we wouldn’t accept advertising that explicitly incites hate or violence. in our view, this half-naked woman in profile — with no “parts” visible — is not pornographic. in short, it doesn’t cross our line, which, like all views expressed here, is subjective. Vermont is unlike the rest of the country; that’s why we live here. But can we expect — no, demand — total isolation from American popular culture? Vermont newsstands — at the airport, the supermarket, the corner store — still stock magazines, many of which feature scantily clad celebrities on their covers. Vermonters stroll through the mall past provocative promotional posters for Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Does it matter that the last two brands prefer the naked male form to the female one? American Apparel’s ad is no more offensive than those. The model appears to be of age. She’s not “bound,” as one letter writer suggested, or holding a riding crop, as another viewed her ski-pole prop. Heck, she doesn’t even look anorexic. Seven Days is a vehicle for information, which includes advertising messages that we may not personally agree with. Through the paper, American Apparel is letting you know precisely what its local outlet represents. our job is to convey the clothing company’s message, as long as it’s legal. Whether you choose to patronize the store is up to you.

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I am writing to express my disappointment in your current practices, and express my desire for you to make a change. I

found the American Apparel ad published during Thanksgiving week to be unacceptable. As a full-page ad on the back of the paper, it was high profile, often seen in public places such as the library, City Market, coffee shops, etc. The ad featured a young woman — or girl — naked on her bottom half, supposedly advertising a flannel shirt. Perhaps you’d like to explain to children across Vermont, especially girls, many of whom may have already been sexually harassed or abused, why you find it acceptable to take thousands of dollars in advertising money from American Apparel in exchange for the mass distribution of these types of marketing images. The CEO of American Apparel, Dov


Charney, has at least four sexual-harassment lawsuits filed against him. I am surprised and discouraged by the lack of leadership and integrity that the Seven Days publishers are exhibiting here. A blanket policy of noncensorship just does not make sense in some cases involving advertising, including this one. Melanie Brotz BURLINGTON

Shame on Seven Days for choosing to run the current full-page ad by American Apparel depicting a young woman naked from the midriff down and provocatively posed with a ski pole. What are you thinking? Are your advertising decisions made by women —Pamela Polston and Paula Routly, are you there? — or adolescent boys? What message does this send to your readership, a good portion of whom are young college-age women and men? As the mom of a 6-year-old boy, and a media literacy educator, I’m not asking for censorship, just some common sense, principles and responsibility. I expect better from Seven Days. Suzie DeBrosse COLCHESTER

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I’m a loyal reader and I found that ad bad enough that I just put the paper back down on the newsstand this week. American Apparel ads generally push the limits anyway, but this was too much. I know you know better. You are a great read with fantastic content and thoughtful contributors. I know the newspaper industry is hurting, but, please, these “ends” simply do not justify the means. Rachel Stampul BURLINGTON

I’m all about supporting the first amendment, and I think your publication fairly gives voice to both sides, even if you don’t agree with it. I have to say, though, that you can exercise discretion about what you choose to print, as those choices do affect your image. The choice I am referring to is the American Apparel ad that appeared on the back cover of your recent edition. It is a poor choice for the back cover of a widely distributed, revered, respected publication. If this ad does anything, it suggests that you support this marketing scheme and I would be surprised if I were the only one you heard from about this. I’ve already ranted to the company directly that this ad campaign is exploitative, it’s disappointing and, quite simply, it’s stupid. But there is a responsibility you hold, too, and it might be in your best interest to make better choices that serve your local public better — at least for the back cover page. I think it appropriate to have standards, your publication has displayed that they exist in the past, but this ad sadly suggests there are none. Margaret Estey SOUTH BURLINGTON


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I think it’s irresponsible of Seven Days to publish an advertisement that so clearly degrades women and girls. I think it contributes to teen girls feeling that they have to be sexy and skinny to have worth. It’s time for Seven Days to take a stand in favor of women and girls’ positive self-esteem and drop the American Apparel ad. Katie Berk

The American Apparel ad on the back cover of the most recent Seven Days is really inappropriate, unless you guys plan on publishing an equally pantless man looking foolish while suggestively holding a riding crop next week. In that case, the ad is just typical AA drooling- base idiocy. And please don’t tell me to take it out on AA and not on you. AA’s clothes suck, and their ads are empty-headed trash. If they want to shape their brand that way, that’s their call. Publishing them is yours. This isn’t about nudity, so don’t even go there. Juliet Buck





Imagine my surprise, as I sit on my couch at home, in the company of my 5- and 8-year-old boys, to find a girl with no pants on the back cover. I’ve always felt that American Apparel has pushed the limits in their advertising. But this goes too far. I felt like they were basically flipping me the bird, reveling in their own controversy. And now I feel Seven Days, by printing the ad and accepting AA’s money, is doing the same thing. Screw you, readers. We got paid, so who cares what kind of shit they want to sell. Look, if Seven Days wants to position itself as an alternative weekly for adult audiences only, do it. But don’t offer it free at the local supermarket or YMCA, for any child to pick up and take home. And don’t flip me the bird. I pick up your paper because I do enjoy some of the writing and food reviews. The main story was awesome. This ad just sucked. I expect an explanation. As a regular reader, I feel betrayed. Michelle Hobbs

I know American Apparel ads have drawn flak before, but, good Lord, a picture of a half-naked woman with her arms bound just seems beyond all reason. What are you thinking? Sharon Snow

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n a recent Saturday morning, Montpelier’s Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio is packed with dancers practicing whale turns to thumping German hip-hop. They kick their legs straight up, then around, then behind them, their bodies following in a furious twirl. There’s so much energy in the room — and so many flying limbs — that visitors are asked to sit in the hall and watch through the door, for fear an errant foot or elbow should crash into them. “Come on, you guys are from Vermont, you should know how to use the floor!” shouts Kellie Lynch, a Connecticut dancer teaching the workshop as part of the studio’s guest-artist series. It’s an odd thing to say. This state is known for a lot of things, but dance is definitely not one of them. Then again, maybe it could be. Dancing is sexy again, no doubt about it. Maybe it’s the recent surge in dance competition shows on TV. Who doesn’t love “Dancing With the Stars”? But that doesn’t explain why the dance scene in celebrityfree Vermont seems to be getting hotter by the month. No NBA athletes are spiking the

action around here; no “Bristol the Pistol” is polarizing the masses. Instead, over the past year or so, individual dancers have quietly emerged from the University of Vermont, Middlebury College and the Montpelier studio in simultaneous and overlapping bursts of creative choreography. In a state where local dance has long flown under the radar, this resurgence might be called a movement — literally. “It feels like things are changing,” says Selene Colburn, 41, who has danced on and off in Vermont since the mid-’80s and was just named innaugural artist-in-residence at the new Burlington Dances studio in the Chace Mill. “People are moving to Vermont to dance. It’s a weird perfect storm.” Many factors have contributed to that storm, including the creation four years ago of a dance program at UVM. Associate professor of dance Paul Besaw, who heads the program, says simply having someone in the community who is paid a full-time salary to think about dance is a boon to those who practice the art form. It’s been a boon, too, to the professional dancers his program brings to Vermont — environmental dance

artist Jennifer Monson was just named a professor-at-large at the university. But Besaw has also made a consistent effort to reach out to local dancers and

People are moving to Vermont to dance. It’s a weird perfect storm. S e l ene C o l b ur n choreographers in the region. Shortly after arriving at UVM, he connected with Colburn, who works at the Bailey/Howe Library, and

before long he found Tiffany Rhynard, who had just taken an artist-in-residence position at Middlebury. Rhynard, a choreographer and movement artist, was looking for community, too. “I thrive on having other people around to bounce ideas off of,” she says. “[Dance] is communal. There’s an exchange.” So, in 2008, after directing the semiprofessional Dance Company of Middlebury, Rhynard started Big Action Performance Ensemble (Big APE) with a few recent graduates of the Middlebury program. The company now includes dancers from around the state and beyond, especially ones at the beginning of their careers who have come back to Vermont — or come here for the first time — after working in the more established dance communities of New York or San Francisco. “There’s a mentality you come across a lot that anybody who is dancing here professionally, trying to do high-quality work, somehow ended up here because they didn’t make it in New York,” says Big APE bodies in motion

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JOY MADDEN Joy Madden was seven months pregnant and didn’t know a soul in Vermont when she moved with her husband and daughter to Hinesburg three years ago. But she knew she needed to dance. Before leaving Boston — where she had been managing a dance company called the Moving Laboratory — Madden, 39, had Googled her way to the Flynn Center blog and read that local choreographer Selene Colburn was looking for dancers for a project supported by the Flynn’s N.A.S.A. (New Art Space Assistance) grant. She emailed Colburn right away, explaining she was moving to the area and

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Tiffany Rhynard, 38, came to Vermont four years ago to be the artist-in-residence at Middlebury College. In 2008, she began Big APE — or Big Action Performance Ensemble — with a handful of recent Midd grads. The group has since expanded to include dancers from all over Vermont and beyond. Rhynard is interested in questioning the norms of dance performance — her last work with Big APE, Disposable Goods, included such oddities as dancers baking cookies in a toaster oven on stage. On a recent afternoon, Rhynard is standing in the center of the Edmunds Middle School gym in Burlington, while more than 30 dancers orbit her. They are rehearsing their part of the community dance project Rhynard is directing, called Everyone Can Dance. There’s a method to this seeming madness in the gym. Eight Big APE members are serving as satellites, each leading a small group of dancers community ages 7 to 63. dancers Some are crouched over Tiffany Rhynard snapping and fingers as if in a scene from West Side Story. One pair mock-swimming. is Another group is square dancing. And, in the corner, Big APE dancers Ellen Smith Ahern and Marly Spieser-Schneider are gingerly rolling a 7-year-old girl over their backs. The group has been rehearsing once a week since the beginning of October and will perform the evening-length piece at FlynnSpace this weekend. Then, Rhynard and her Big APE dancers will start again with a new group of local dancers in Montpelier and, finally, in Middlebury.

This community approach was inspired by the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” which, Rhynard admits somewhat guiltily, she “love[s] watching.” But the premise — eliminating dancers each episode to identify the elite class of people who really can dance — has always bothered her. She wanted to create the antidote: a program that invites everyone to dance. In Burlington she has a cast of 34, including the eight dancers who auditioned for the core roles. “I cast those eight dancers based on their individuality,” Rhynard says. Like many contemporary choreographers working these days, she says, “I’m not interested in making everyone look like me, or interested in the same movement quality that comes out of my body. I want to see what they bring to this idea that I want to explore.” Rhynard believes every person’s movement quality is uniquely fascinating. “But that’s what I spend all day doing,” she says. “Looking at bodies that are interesting to me. So the question is, will it be interesting to other people, too?” The other question she’s been asking is not “Can everyone dance?” but “Can I tap into the spark that makes everyone want to move and makes everyone want to dance? Can I capture that?” For Rhynard herself, the spark has always been a simple mandate: “I have to,” she says. A selfproclaimed “movement junkie,” she discovered dancing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She loved it for its physicality, but also its mystery. “I’m not interested if it’s all explained to me,” she says of movement. “But if it’s forcing me to meet it somewhere and be puzzled or confused or angry, elated, then it gives me something to work with.” Rhynard admits she often doesn’t know what her choreography is “about” until years later. She circles themes and then circles back. Disposable Goods addressed consumption and waste — the dancers interacted with piles of trash onstage. “I’m still mulling over these ideas,” she says. “What is trash in our culture? What is considered not worthy? Someone who doesn’t deem themselves a dancer, does that mean they’re not worthy?” COU

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Curious about how her 3-year-old, Ruby, was dealing with the move — not to mention the birth of a baby sister — Madden set up a video camera when they were together. Once, when the baby started crying as she and Ruby were working on a puzzle, “Ruby ... just went off on a riff, mocking me,” Madden recalls. “She was saying, ‘Just a sec, sweetie. Just a sec.’” Ruby’s recorded voice became the soundtrack to her mother’s dance. Madden will perform her work-inprogress tentatively titled “Mother” at the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier on December 11. This one is about Madden’s own mom and, she says, “the constant negotiation, the constant loss of being a parent.”


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would love to be part of the show. And that her baby was due right around the time of the performance. Madden moved on a Monday and began working with Colburn the following Sunday. Dancing through the transition was a necessity. Without it, “I would have been completely rudderless. I was hormonal,” she says, laughing. “I didn’t know anybody.” Her baby was born just weeks after the performance. Since then, Madden has been digging into the local scene while juggling her two kids and day job as a massage therapist. She’s developing a piece about motherhood, which builds on a vignette called “The Arrival” that she created shortly after coming to Vermont.

dancer Ellen Smith Ahern, who danced with companies in Mexico and New York before moving back to Vermont, where she went to college, a couple of years ago. “We all went away or came from somewhere else, and we chose to come back.” It’s not easy to make a living dancing in Vermont. Then again, it’s not easy anywhere, says UVM dance lecturer Clare Byrne. “The opportunities to be a dancer in a company in the contemporary dance world are fading everywhere. It’s all pick-up work,” she says. “You’ve got to be creating your own opportunities.”






MAKE A DANCE. Byrne, who started teaching at UVM two years ago, began a semiregular series of salon showings called “Eat My Art Out” in July 2009. Dancers have gathered for the series all over Burlington, from the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts to Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga to the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts to North End Studio, sharing their work and learning from one another. “The idea is: You want to dance? Make a dance,” says Byrne. For Hanna Satterlee, interim artistic director at the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, it was more like You want a dance scene? Make a dance scene. Satterlee, also a Big APE member who returned to Vermont after dancing professionally elsewhere, was frustrated with the local community when she first arrived. But, in just the last few months, she’s already created a vibrant dance hub in the capital city. With plans to transform the creaky old studio into a full-fledged performance space, Satterlee has been laying the groundwork, drawing dancers into the studio for works-in-progress showings and the guest-artist workshop series. In March, she’s hosting choreographer Pauline Jennings, who moved to Vermont with her husband, Sean Clute, last August. Together the couple own an “intermedia” dance company, Double Vision, in San Francisco, where they lived for the last 10 years. For now, Jennings is rehearsing with her California dancers via iChat, but she’s aiming to establish a full-time company in Vermont by the spring of 2012. Several years ago, this idea would have sounded farfetched. But now, it seems, anything is possible. Jennings simply needs to build on the energy of the dancers and choreographers spotlighted here. Though not a comprehensive list, these individuals are shaking things up. Call it a movement. 

HANNAH DENNISON After more than 20 years of making dances in Burlington, Hannah Dennison dropped out in 2001. Funding had dried up, and interest in the art form was waning. She had made a living from her work for a couple of years — “I could even pay my dancers,” she says proudly — but it was grueling. “It was exhausting,” she says. “I felt like I was approaching everything from that place of shortage.” So she moved to the tiny central Vermont town of Washington and built a house. Now, Dennison, 62, lives pretty much off the grid. “We’re talking on a tin can,” she jokes during a recent phone call, and it does sound a bit tinny. Building a home exacerbated the wear and tear on Dennison’s arthritic hip, and, for a while, she didn’t think she’d ever dance again. But over the last three years she’s found a way: Every Sunday at 1 p.m., she improvises in her living room while friend and fellow choreographer Sara McMahon, who was part of the Burlington dance scene before relocating to Alaska, does the same in hers. Then they write to each other about their respective experiences. “I am an improviser now,” Dennison says. “That’s what I treasure more than anything else, because what it’s about is right now. It’s teaching me how to deal — with life, with whether I have to have my fucking hip cut off.” “It’s an investigation, it’s research,” she adds, saying that her living-room movement is not a means to an end. “It’s part of living.” Dennison came late to dance. She was in her thirties in the late ’70s when she broke into the Burlington dance community. At the time, the active scene centered on the Main Street Dance Theater, where there were classes, contact-improvisation groups and frequent public performances. Dennison led an intergenerational, all-female company called

HANNA SATTERLEE When Hanna Satterlee couldn’t find the dance scene she was looking for in Vermont last year, she decided to create it herself. Luckily, she was in a pretty sweet spot for such an endeavor: Lorraine Neal, director of the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier, was about to go on sabbatical in New York City. She asked Satterlee to take her place for the year. Satterlee’s plan was simple: Figure out where people are dancing in Vermont and give them a place to gather, perform and learn from one another. Just a few months into her new gig, Satterlee, 26, is doing just that. Since September, she’s brought in seven dancers and choreographers from Vermont and beyond as guest artists to teach at the studio. Plus, she’s Hanna Satterlee hosted a well-attended evening of works-inprogress by local dancers. Satterlee will host another one on December 11, featuring work

Working Ground and did site-specific performances at such locales as Winooski’s Woolen Mill, the Lake Champlain waterfront and Vermont Transit’s old bus barns with her Hannah nonprofit Cradle to Dennison Grave Arts. But, by the time Dennison performed for the last time at the Flynn in 2001, the landscape had changed. Not only had funding evaporated, but the excitement had, too. That was then. Now, even from Dennison’s hideaway in Washington, she senses some dance rumblings once again. “There’s an energy afoot,” she says. Last April, Dennison had what she calls a “coming out” at one of local dancer Clare Byrne’s “Eat My Art Out” events. It was Dennison’s first public solo performance since dropping out of the dance world, and she was terrified. “Because I started late, I never felt like I really had the chops to do solo work,” she explains. “I have to be up there with everybody else.” But, during the years of her relative isolation, Dennison has grown more comfortable improvising on her own. “There’s something about this passage of time that has allowed me to be vulnerable in front of people, and that’s not an easy thing to do,” she admits. So, will audiences see more of her now? “I’m working on something,” Dennison says cryptically, brimming with excitement. Whatever it is, the project is “of a fairly significant grand scale,” she allows. It will most likely debut in 2012. “I really want to have as many dancers from around the state involved as possible,” Dennison says. “Maybe we’ll have a tent city.”

by Selene Colburn, Ellen Smith Ahern, Lida Winfield and Joy Madden. “A couple of the workshops actually brought in community members I’d never seen before,” Satterlee says. “My mom even took her first dance class — the storytelling workshop with Lida [Winfield].” On a recent Saturday morning, the studio is packed. About 15 dancers are participating in a workshop by Kellie Lynch from New Haven, Conn., which is all swiveling hip sockets and moving across the floor in great leaps and handstands. Everyone is sweating and smiling. Satterlee is here, too, occasionally retreating to the back of the group to go over movements by herself. She’s taller than just about anyone here, graceful and intensely focused. She’s also on a “dance high” from watching Montréal-based RUBBERBANDance, which fuses the popping and locking of hip-hop with classical technique, the previous night at the Flynn. Lynch’s workshop, she explains later, recharged her high for the next 72 hours. Satterlee learned to dance as a kid in this same Montpelier studio, and went on to study dance and psychology at Goucher College in Baltimore. She’s danced in Ghana and Brazil, New York and San Francisco. Satterlee dances, she says, “for the smarts I get out of it.” Something about moving her body makes space for her to learn. “I leave a class, and I think my brain just expanded,” she says. “I feel like I have a bigger understanding of the world around me.”


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burlington dances EllEn Smith AhErn And lidA WinfiEld At a recent rehearsal for their upcoming show at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts in Burlington, Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield look like sisters. Physically, they’re quite different — Smith Ahern, 27, is about half a head taller, with dirtyblonde hair and dewy eyes; Winfield, 32, is tiny, with the dark hair and fair complexion of a porcelain doll. But the way they move — climbing over each other, slamming their chests and mimicking each other’s curious gestures — has the playful intimacy of children exploring the world together. The Burlington dancers recently

“I really wasn’t very good,” she says. “I was often sort of the kid in the back.” Unable to remember the steps the teacher taught, she’d often just make things up. It wasn’t until she started participating in the creation of movement that something clicked. At 14, she was one of the youngest members of Hannah Dennison’s company, Working Ground. Winfield and Smith Ahern met while performing in UVM dance prof Paul Besaw’s dance collaboration with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra last year and sensed they would work well together. Both have a taste for the awkward and ugly, as well as for the beautiful. And they’re both driven by the sense that this is it: They want to make a living from dancing. “Our drive is similar,” Winfield says. “That is, the joy and also the heartache

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in December 2003. That’s even more than the record 83 inches of snowfall during March 2001, when three nor’easters pounded Vermont. On average, December is the second snowiest month in the state, right after January. A few factors contribute to a “Deepcember,” and Lake Champlain is an important one. When it’s still relatively free of ice, the lake is an abundant source of moisture to the cold winds blowing in from the north and west. The winds absorb that moisture and release it in the form of lake-effect snow — aka “Champlain powder” — as the wet air flows up and over the Green Mountains. While it results in ample snowfall in the mountains, this phenomenon can leave the valleys, where many of us live, nearly snow free. If you don’t closely follow snow reports for the peaks, you might not even realize that a foot of fresh powder has fallen overnight. Stowe skier David Hatoff, 42, always looks forward to a few deeppowder days at year’s end. “There’s not a lot of skier traffic, and there are few bumps on the trails, so there tends to be plenty of smooth, untracked snow to go around,” he says. “It won’t be long now.” That’s true. So, stay tuned to mountain-weather reports, ready your ski gear and pray for another memorable Deepcember in Vermont. m


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hatever this winter brings, it won’t be the Olympics. No opening or closing ceremony, no pin trading, cowbell clanging, tear jerking or fasterhigher-stronger mania. And that’s just fine with East Montpelier’s Liz Stephen. Though she’s one of the top skiers in the U.S., last season was a bit of a letdown: She had a bum foot, some bummer results and no hardware to bring home from the 2010 Olympic Games. But, in a couple of months, Stephen will take part in an event that could make the Vancouver Winter Olympics look like a backyard skating party. She’ll be racing in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway, one of the most highly anticipated competitions in her sport. Never heard of Stephen? Try switching gears from Alpine to Nordic. That’s what she did at the age of 15, after training as an Alpine racer, and she doesn’t regret taking up a less visible sport. So far, trading fat skis and gates for skinny skis and gut-busting efforts has

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paid off: Stephen is one of the rising stars on the American Nordic squad. And, though she’s just 5-foot-2 and 115 pounds, she could kick just about any Vermonter’s butt in any number of sports, including Alpine skiing. “I grew up playing all sports,” Stephen says. “Mostly, my brother and I had extra amounts of energy and needed to burn it off somewhere — we just were always running around doing whatever we could — soccer, T-ball, softball.” When she wasn’t on the field, Stephen ran for the sake of running; in the sixth grade, she was seeking out races and four-mile training

loops around her family’s home. “It was just the purity,” she says of her attraction to running. “You just throw your shoes on and go out the door, and it’s your time. It clears your head and gets rid of some energy.” Stephen tried basketball one winter, but that didn’t stick because she was too busy Alpine skiing. The Stephen family spent nearly every weekend racing at Burke Mountain. For six years, Liz attended the Burke Mountain Academy (BMA), where her mom occasionally coached. Founded in 1970, BMA has become a venerable factory of top Alpine ski racers. More than 100 alums — including Diann Roffe, Julie Parisien and Erik Schlopy — have been recruited by the U.S. Ski Team or other national ski teams. Success at BMA is often a trip straight to downhill stardom. But Stephen was tired of going downhill — or at least of racing on a set course. “I wasn’t in love with Alpine anymore; I didn’t want to be in gates every day,” she says of an early realization at BMA. “I wanted to ski the mountain.” BMA has no program for backcountry skiers, but it does have a Nordic program. Once Stephen tried the sport as a way to crosstrain in the winter, she realized she could permanently make the switch to skinny skis. That is, after a couple of stumbles. She first got on cross-country skis at an elite camp in West Yellowstone, Mont. “I was going down one of the hills and thought I could just carve a turn,” Stephen recalls. “But the skis obviously don’t carve the same way, and I just went straight off the trail. I realized it was a very different sport, for sure.” Still, cross-country skiing clicked quickly for Stephen. By 2004, when she was 17, she broke into the top 20 at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Nor-Am Cup; the following year, she competed in the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Finland — and earned a spot on the U.S. Ski Team. “It was meant to be,” says Stephen,

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Still, anyone reading Stephen’s blog, Full Sass, would never call her the Negative Nancy of the group; her entries are entertaining, insightful and energetic. The blog, she says, gives her a pastime on the road and will serve as a souvenir for one of the world’s best cross-country skiers. “This isn’t going to last forever,” says Stephen, who sometimes checks in with her family in Vermont when the skis aren’t going straight. “There certainly are times,” she says, “when I’m calling home, going, ‘Man, some homemade applesauce would taste really good right now.’” 

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who still skis downhill in both Vermont and the Rockies in the spring. (She lives part time in Park City, Utah, where the U.S. Ski Team is based and has its worldclass Center of Excellence training facility.) She devotes her summers to working out in the gym, road biking and slaying a lot of the competition in running races. Last September, Stephen was the first woman to finish Utah’s XTERRA Wheeler Canyon Xduro, a 21-kilometer trail run that includes a 2300-foot mountain climb. Competitors who finished in less than three hours earned a spot in the Trail Running World Championship, scheduled for this Sunday, December 5, on Oahu. Stephen finished in less than 90 minutes. Hawaii is about 7000 miles from Kuusamo, Finland, where Stephen competed last week in the second World Cup of the season. She just finished 25th in the 10K at Gällivare, Sweden — pretty good for an American Nordic skier — and says she’s feeling good about the winter ahead. “I’m really psyched with the season so far,” Stephen says. “I’m confident that there’s more to come from me, and from the team, as well.” Her teammate Kikkan Randall was 19th at the Swedish World Cup, after winning FIS races (not quite as prestigious as World Cup races) in Muonio, Finland. U.S. Ski Teamer Kris Freeman also won at Muonio. And Andy Newell of Shaftsbury, the only other Vermonter on the U.S. cross-country squad, finished last season ranked fourth in the world as a sprinter. At Vancouver last winter, the U.S. Ski Team’s Nordic combined (including ski jumping and crosscountry skiing) athletes won the first U.S. Olympic medals ever in their sport. Clearly, Stephen is part of a trend with momentum. Held every two years, the Nordic World Ski Championships are “as big a deal, if not even better competition, than the Olympics,” declares Stephen. And this winter, the competition is in Oslo, considered the birthplace of skiing. As many as a half-million fans are expected to hit its snowy streets. “You don’t get the same kind of extras that you get at the Olympics,” says Stephen. “People are there to focus more on competition.” Scheduled for February 23 to March 5, the championships make for a nice long stretch in what can be a World Cup skier’s whirlwind-paced schedule. “It’s four months of travel,” says Stephen. “We live out of suitcases; you’re on the road in small quarters, and sometimes — all the time — something goes wrong: Somebody’s not having a good week, or somebody’s having a bad season, or

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who seems almost impossibly cheery, stands to address the 50-odd people. “If you don’t know where you are or why you’re here, this is Dwell, and we’re a church,” he says. The keys hanging from his belt jangle softly as he speaks. It’s doubtful he needs to remind anyone where he or she is. The group — a de facto congregation — is there for spiritual nourishment. And this hipster is here to feed them. The speaker is Zach Hoag, one of the founders of Dwell Missional Church, a relatively new evangelical community catering to Jesus’ skinnyjeaned followers. Of course, not all of Dwell’s members (called Dwellers) sport hoodies and Vans. But the overwhelming number of young creatives in the room suggests a new wave of evangelism — one rooted in the

idea that God is loving and accepting rather than fearsome and judgmental, and one proffered by young pastors like Hoag. Dwell’s doctrinal underpinnings are so different from the cultural fire and brimstone of conservative Christian fundamentalism that Hoag doesn’t even like to use the word “evangelical” to describe them. While Dwell is evangelical in the purest sense of the word — devoted to scripture, specifically to the gospels — it has nothing in common with the red-state fundamentalism and cultural separatism that have come to define the movement today. In that way, Dwell belongs to a new breed of contemporary evangelical churches gaining traction around the country. “The foundation of our community is love and friendship, regardless of what you bring in from your life,” Hoag says. “We don’t want to be judgmental, selfrighteous bastards.” Dwell got its start two years ago after Hoag, 31, his younger brother Nick and a few of their churchgoing friends realized that no spiritual community in the area truly spoke to them. Besides being passionate about scripture, the Hoag brothers and their friends had an interest in social justice and community building. They wanted a place where they could serve God and their neighbors. “It wasn’t really planned out in any way,” Nick says. “There were 10 or 12 of us hanging out, and this was where we were getting our spiritual food.” That group began meeting at a “crazy ghetto” storefront in the Old North End, Zach says. As word of Dwell gradually spread, they outgrew the space. The nascent congregation moved to the Free Methodist Church on Elmwood Avenue and remained there until this summer, when it relocated to new quarters on South Champlain Street. Dwell isn’t the only new church to pop up in Burlington in recent years. St. Andrew’s Christian Church, an evangelical, environmentalist community, worships at the First Baptist Church on St. Paul Street. Mosaic Burlington, another emergent Christian community, holds services in the Dwell


the Dwellers for praying for her during a recent health crisis and reports that she is doing well. “Wow, that’s amazing,” Hoag says. “That’s amazing. Awesome.” As a minister, Zach Hoag is charismatic, charming and gentle. He’s like an indie-rock version of Jay Bakker, the punk preacher son of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker. Hoag’s delivery is accessible — part standup comic, part popular teacher. From his perch on a tall bar chair in front of a sticker-covered MacBook, he cracks jokes about TV

is trying to follow Jesus to the best of our abilities, as a community, in our particular context.” Typically, these churches’ first two years are make-or-break. But Dwell seems to be sustaining itself, Hoag says. This is partly because its membership is growing, partly because the church is not the only tenant of the space. Nick Hoag, 27, along with Dwell cofounder Grant Stewart, recently began a boutique graphic-design business called the Future Forward with an office in the Atmis space. The firm manages the church’s slick website and has done design work for Zach Hoag’s other project, Burlington Freestyle, a secular snowboardmentoring program. In addition to housing Dwell and the Future Forward, Atmis 8v-speeders112410.indd 1 is available as a rental venue. A Zumba class rents the space on nonchurch days, and the Hoags hope to see music, dance and art activities there, as well. Vance calls Atmis “a beautiful entanglement of art, culture and religion.” “We want to serve the community as much as we can,” Nick says. “Those types of endeavors are the focus.” In that way, Dwell is different from the average evangelical community. You’d be hard-pressed to find a secular art gallery or theater space sharing turf with a Bible-thumping, divine-wrathbelieving congregation. a locally owned Like other accepting, affirming kitchen & gift market churches, Dwell aims to set itself apart Oriental Chef’s from the loud and polarizing contingent Knife Reg. $112 in the evangelical movement. And its NOW $99.99 members are learning what shape that takes as it evolves. “I think there’s a very bounded, set From Mike, Co-Owner: approach toward who’s in and who’s I own a lot of knives, but out [in conservative evangelicalism]. this is the knife I use People draw certain lines in the sand,” every day in my kitchen at home. Zach Hoag says. “We’re trying to take a fresh look at scripture and see if we see a different picture.” m

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Pink Floyd alongside Stevie Wonder, “I hated it when songs faded out,” Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. he recalls. “They either needed to end “I heard the whole gamut, because with some kind of flourish, or needed I allowed myself to,” he says. to keep going.” That openness would serve him Anyone who’s seen Mitchell rock well later in life as a deejay and pro- a club will most likely recognize that ducer. But what Mitchell was looking philosophy. “It just felt natural to me,” for was not simply a new sound to set he explains. him apart. He was looking for a voice. Soon Mitchell began experimentAs if being a misfit in the ’hood ing with mixing using borrowed turnwasn’t challenging enough, Mitchell tables. He didn’t have headphones or was confronted with the equally a mixer, so he would cue each record daunting realization that he was gay. by putting his ear to it and watchBut, rather than ing the grooves. internalize his It worked. identity issues, Eventually, he he wore them was asked to quite literally on deejay school his sleeve. After dances. seeing a Prince “That was concert with his strange,” Mitchell grandmother in recalls. “It’s like, 1981, he began I’m the weird kid, dressing in flowand you want me ing shirts and to entertain you?” tight pants, growBut he soon dising his hair long covered that the and perming it ironic isolation crAig m itchE ll — or straightenof the deejay — ing it, depending who’s the life of on his mood. the party yet necCraig deejaying Surprisingly, his essarily removed at Terminal in Québec City increased flamfrom it — suited boyance led to him. fewer neighbor“You’re the hood hassles. freak in the cage,” “I think the he suggests. thought was An exemplary that if you were student, Mitchell going to dress had his choice like that, in that of colleges on neighborhood, graduating from celebrate craig mitchell’s 20th you were either high school. But Anniversary Bash with dJs John a total badass those options Creamer, Fattie b, Aqua, Cousin dave, Justin b, Chia and CRE8 at Club or completely were limited by Metronome in burlington this sunday, crazy,” Mitchell financial condecember 5, at 9 p.m. Free. surmises. “Either straints. He was way, they were, offered a full ride like, ‘We’re gonna leave him the fuck at St. Michael’s College for his freshalone.’” man year through a scholarship proStill, Mitchell’s identity crisis ran gram that brought gifted inner-city deeper than problems snazzy clothes students to the Colchester-based could address, and answers were hard Catholic school. to come by. So he dived even deeper “It was kind of like a Fresh Air into music. Mitchell recalls making [Fund] for college students,” Mitchell mix tapes by recording songs from the explains. radio. He would pause the cassette on While the scholarship lightened the last beat of a song and unpause it his financial load, the culture shock on the downbeat of the following one, Mitchell experienced when he moved to creating a fluid, continuous playlist. Vermont — then the whitest state in the Without knowing it, he was practic- country — meant he essentially traded ing a rudimentary version of a funda- one form of alienation for another. mental deejaying principle: matching beats. oUTsidE ThE box » p.38


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As a child in northern Minnesota, Tostrup helped Beatrice Ojakangas, a pioneer of Scandinavian American cuisine, as she cooked in their church basement. “I don’t think it was a conscious thing, but I volunteered at everything I could possibly do to cook with her,” he says. After attending a small culinary school, Tostrup eventually found himself turning out high culinary dishes at Renaissance Restaurant in Colorado, and later at Bouchon, a Thomas Keller resto in Napa Valley. It was there, at the epicenter of the burgeoning localvore movement, that his commitment to using local ingredients blossomed. Along the way, Tostrup apprenticed at Daniel and Jean Georges. His only maxim is that food, like the seasons, is always changing. “Food should be fun. You stay at home and you make things you like, but then you have adventures where you want to try something different or try something new,” Tostrup says. He eschews the notion of a “signature dish,” suggesting, “Everyone wants a signature dish, but the way my brain works is that I’m very spontaneous and very last minute.” Chef Jason took a break from his busy kitchen to answer our questions.


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The quirky former gas station that houses surfer-chic café THE SPOT on Shelburne Road in Burlington has a new appendage to fascinate passersby: a wind turbine. In October, Willistonbased renewable-energy company Yellow Brick helped The Spot’s owner, RUSS SCULLY, install a prototype made by Honeywell. The café is the first place in Vermont to use this particular turbine, which is intended to power homes and small businesses. It won’t be released to the general public until later this month. Scully will also have to wait until then to put the turbine into full operation. The device’s wind power is collected in a battery pack, called a Smart Box Inverter, also made by Honeywell. Scully won’t receive his until it’s been approved by Underwriters Laboratories, the product-safety-certification organization. To harness the power and release the energy the turbine is already capturing, Scully has been experimenting with connecting it to temporary heaters. “Right now,” says the restaurant owner, “we’re really anxious to get this thing hooked up to our panel system so we can use the energy we’ve



Given the dearth of graband-go food options in Winooski, it’s not a surprise that residents were excited about a new bakery opening at Spinner Place, right across from the bus stop. But GRETELANN FISCHER wasn’t expecting the near riots that ensued when she began setting up the kitchen at CUPP’S. “People were coming and begging us to at least be open for coffee and muffins,” the baker says. “They were banging on the window.” Popular demand forced Fischer to start serving at Cupp’s on November 21, at least two weeks earlier than her projected opening in the first or second week of December. The café’s tables and chairs are still on back order at press time (they should arrive on Wednesday, December 1), and the closest thing the place has to a sign is a piece of paper on the glass door. But Fischer says business has been “phenomenal.” Her buttery sticky buns have been the biggest seller, she notes. Rugelach and bread pudding made from day-old muffins have also been hits, along with Callebaut hot chocolate topped with Cabot whipped cream. Fischer hopes that, when her cold case arrives this week, pastry offerings at Cupp’s will double or triple. Without a cool place to store buttercream-topped confections, she says, she has held off on stocking such signature creations as cakes and cupcakes, as well as cheesecake and éclairs. She also expects crême brûlée, available in maple and brownie flavors, to be popular with her customers. Barring any major storms, Fischer is confident Cupp’s will be fully outfitted on Wednesday and ready for

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[After that,] I spent two and a half to three years working at Bouchon, Thomas Keller’s French bistro [in Napa]. I also worked for a winery out there and ran a restaurant. California was my first exposure to understanding local food. I had been working in superhigh-end cuisine to that point, and in California, I came to understand local food resources. That to me made a lot more sense in my life than foie gras and truffles. SD: What did your family eat when you were growing up? JT: Pretty simple food. My mom was single and raised us alone while working three jobs. She used to make a really good wild-rice soup, as well as roasted and braised meats. She did a lot of cooking in the Crock-Pot.

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LEGALS [cont.] 2. Adjoining property owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria. 3. Non-party participants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the coordinator at the address below before the date of the first hearing or prehearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior to the above hearing date. Copies of the application and plans for this project are available for inspection by members of the public during regular working hours at the Shelburne Offices, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Office, and the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site: www. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above.

By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator

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ADDISON COUNTY TRANSIT RESOURCES, Inc. (ACTR) Notice of Request for Proposals Addison County Transit Resources, Inc. (ACTR), the public transportation system that serves 21 municipalities in Addison County, Vermont, seeks qualified respondents for: Owner’s Representative for the Engineering and Design, Environmental Services, Permitting, Construction and Acceptance of a Bus Maintenance/ Storage Facility and Administrative Offices. The deadline for RFP submissions shall be Monday, December 20, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Potential proposers must obtain the RFP directly from ACTR. To receive a copy of the Request for Proposals please contact: Shari Lutton, Program Manager ACTR PO Box 532 Middlebury, Vermont 05753 or e-mail to info@actr-vt. org EOE and DBE

Appendix C, Motor Vehicles, and the City of Burlington’s Code of Ordinances: Sec. 16. Bus Stop (a) The following spaces are hereby designated as bus stops. (1) As Written. (2) On the north side of Cherry Street beginning 30 feet west of St. Paul Street and continuing west for [80] 120 feet, effective from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. (3) Through (10) as Written. (11) On the west side of St. Paul Street beginning 30 feet north of Cherry Street and continuing north for [125] 205 feet, effective from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. (12) through (19) As Written. (b) As Written. Adopted this 17th day of February 2010 by the Board of Public Works Commissioners: Attest Norman J. Baldwin, P.E. Assistant Director of Public Works Adopted 11/17/10; Published 12/1/10; Effective 12/22/10. Material in [brackets] delete. Material underlined add.

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AGENCY V. HEATHER CUSSON, ET AL., Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S0071-10 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by Heather Cusson and Jacob Little to Vermont Federal Credit Union dated June 17, 2005 and recorded in Volume 714, Page 53, et seq. of the South Burlington Land Records (the Mortgage) presently held Plaintiff Vermont Housing Finance Agency for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 100 Kennedy Drive, #72, South Burlington, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 9:30 AM on January 4, 2011, at the location of the Property. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: Unit Number 72 of the Manor Woods Condominium, including a 1.304% interest in the common area and facilities of the Manor Woods Condominium and being all and the same lands and premises conveyed by warranty deed of Lisa Hall and Gary R. Hall to Heather Cusson and Jacob Little, dated June 17, 2005 and of record in Volume 714, Page 51, et seq. of the City of South Burlington land records. Reference is made to a Declaration of Condominium, Bylaws and Administrative Rules and Regulations of record in Miscellaneous Volume 131, Page 314, et seq. of the City of South Burlington land records as they may have been amended of record from time to time and to Unit

Data Information of record in Map Volume 105, Page 67, et seq. of the City of South Burlington land records. The Property has an E-911 address and is known and designated as 100 Kennedy Drive, Unit #72, South Burlington, Vermont 05403. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record. Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property

Open 24/7/365. whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: November 1, 2010 David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment Order, Decree of Foreclosure and Order of Public Sale in the matter of VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY V. BRETT D. LEBLANC, ET AL., Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. 1486-09 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by Brett D. LeBlanc and Dorilee LeBlanc to Universal Mortgage Corporation dated October 29, 2004 and recorded in Volume 385, Page 248, et seq. of the Williston Land Records (the Mortgage) presently held Plaintiff Vermont Housing Finance Agency for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of

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All and the same lands and premises conveyed to Brett LeBlanc by warranty deed of Tina M. Romprey dated October 29, 2004 and of record in Volume 385, Page 246, et seq., of the Williston land records. The Property is identified as Lot No. 18 on a plan entitled “Oak Hill Mobile Home Development Howard Hubbard & Associates, Developer, Williston, Vermont” dated April, 1966 and recorded in Map Book 1, Pages 5-6 of the Williston land records, and included is a 2003 Titan 712 Avenger double-wide mobile home, serial number 10-03-712-08957AB, permanently affixed to the land. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation

by the Vermont Superior Court. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: November 2, 2010 David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff

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LEGALS [cont.] OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Re City Hall Park Ordinance Introduced: 10/25/10; referred to the Ordinance Committee Second reading: 11/22/10; adopted Adopted: 11/22/10 Published: 12/01/10 Effective: 12/22/10 That Chapter 21, Offenses & Miscellaneous Provisions, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by adding new Sec. 21-48 thereto to read as follows: Sec. 21-48. City Hall Park. (a) Prohibited activities. Not withstanding other rules and regulations, the following activities are prohibited at City Hall Park and may be ticketed under this Ordinance. (1) Disorderly Conduct. Any person who, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, or annoyance or recklessly creating a risk thereof: (a) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or (b) Makes unreasonable noise; or (c) In a public place uses abusive or obscene language; or

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(3) Possession of open or opened intoxicating liquor as defined in 23 V.S.A. § 1200(4), except as permitted pursuant to an outdoor consumption permit for properly organized and supervised activities or events held within the limits of City Hall Park. (4) Possession of a regulated drug as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 4201(29). (b) Enforcement:

(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 two hundred dollars ($200.00) to a maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). The recipient of a municipal complaint for violation of this section (first offense) shall not be permitted within the City Hall Park for the balance of the day on which the alleged offense occurred. (2) Second Offense. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above by an individual who has previously 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 three hundred dollars ($300.00) to maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). In addition, the recipient of a municipal complaint for violation of this section (second offense) may be issued an order of no trespass prohibiting the recipient from entering the City Hall Park for a period of up to 90 days commencing immediately upon said issuance. The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) second offense shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00); 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. Any violation of any provision of subsection (a) above by an individual who has on two or more occasions violated any provision of subsection (a) above shall be deemed a civil offense and shall be punishable by a penalty of from four hundred dollars ($400.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00). In addition, the recipient of a municipal complaint for violation of this section (third and subsequent offense) may be issued an order of no trespass prohibiting the

recipient from entering the City Hall Park for a period of up to one (1) year commencing immediately upon said issuance. The waiver penalty for purposes of the municipal complaint (civil ticket) third or subsequent offense shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00); 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. Material underlined added.

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S26-10 Cnc HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for SG Mortgage Securities Trust 2005-OPT1 Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff v. John E. Manchester, Christie A. Manchester, Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation and Occupants residing at 248 River Road, Essex Junction, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for SG Mortgage Securities Trust 2005-OPT1 Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-OPT1 to John E. Manchester dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Volume 656, Page 387 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex Junction, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 8:00 A.M. on December 16, 2010, at 248 River Road, Essex Junction, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: A parcel of land with all

buildings thereon situated on the southerly side of Route 117 and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the southerly side of Route 117, said point also being the place where the northwest corner of the land, now or formerly owned by Armand A. Belisle, meets the northeast corner of land now or formerly owned by Mable, and proceeding easterly along the southerly side of Route 117, for a distance of 100 feet, to the northwest corner of land now or formerly owned by Case; thence proceeding southerly in and along the westerly line of said Case for a distance of 275 feet, more or less, to the Cove, so-called; thence proceeding westerly along the Cove, so-called, for a distance of 100 feet to the said Mable’s easterly boundary line; thence proceeding northerly in and along the said Mable’s easterly line for a distance of 275 feet, more or less, to the place of beginning. 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 Junction. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 16th day of November, 2010. HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403


Docket No. 206-7-10 Ancv NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff v. WESLEY OOSTERMAN and BONNIE OOSTERMAN, NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and occupants residing at 96 Westin Road, Ferrisburgh, Vermont Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage granted to New England Federal Credit Union by Wesley Oosterman and Bonnie Oosterman dated on or about August 17, 2009, and recorded at Volume 132, Pages 175-182 of the Land Records of the Town of Ferrisburgh, 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 1:00 p.m. on December 16, 2010 at 96 Weston Road, Ferrisburgh, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Wesley H. Oosterman and Bonnie L. Oosterman by Warranty Deed of Rodney G. Stearns, Jr. and Donna M. Stearns dated September 15,1997 and of record at Volume 86, Page 517 of the Town of Ferrisburgh Land Records. Said lands and premises are known and designated as 96 Weston Road, Ferrisburgh, Vermont. 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, being a current commitment letter from a bank or mortgage company or other lender licensed to business in the State of Vermont to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Ferrisburgh. 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 sale or inquire at Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP, 34 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452, 802.879.6304. New England Federal Credit Union By: Edward D. Fitzpatrick, Esq.

The contents of storage unit(s) 01-02446 located at 28 Adams Dr, Williston, VT 05495, will be sold on the 16th of the month of December, 2010 to satisfy the debt of Cathryn Blanchard. 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


DON’T SEE A SUPPORT group here that meets your needs? Call Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Way of Vermont. Within Vermont, dial 2-1-1 or 866-652-4636 (toll free) or from outside of Vermont, 802-6524636, 24/7. CHITTENDEN FAMILIES TOGETHER MEETING: Wednesday, December 1, 5:30-7 p.m. Vermont Family Network Conference Room, 600 Blair Park Rd., #240, Williston. Families Together groups meet in a few locations around the state to provide parents with supportive connections and relevant information. Focus of the groups is on concerns of families with high school youth and adults who have developmental disabilities. Contact Jan Hancock, 802-876-5315 ext. 215, jan.hancock@, Vermont THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS NO LONGER MEETS The Addison County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a nonprofit self-help bereavement support group for families that have experienced the death of a child, which has been meeting for the past few years in Middlebury and Bristol will no longer hold monthly meetings. Chapter leaders Nancy Merolle

and Claire Groleau, TCF co-chairs, sadly indicate that for many months there has been little community interest. They send their sincere thanks to Hospice Volunteer Services and Saint Ambrose Church for providing meeting space, National Compassionate Friends for their support and especially Neat Repeats for providing the seed money needed to start the group, keep it running and provide books for all bereaved parents who attended. Two other Compassionate Friends groups meet in the area to serve bereaved parents. They are: Burlington Chapter TCF which meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Road, Williston - for more information call Dee Ressler, 802 660-8797. Rutland Chapter TCF which meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Grace Congregational Church, West St., Rutland, VT - for more information call Susan Mackey, 802 446-2278. Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) also serves bereaved parents with monthly peer support groups, with short-term educational consultations and referrals to local grief and loss counselors. HVS is located in the Marble Works district in Middlebury. Please call 802-388-4111 for more information about how to connect with appropriate support services. LGBTQ GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP Every Monday, 12pm, RU12? Community Center, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski. A once-a-week group is forming at RU12? for those interested in giving voice to their experience(s) with loss and listening to other’s. Topics could include but are not limited to: grieving, letting go, resolution, moving on, self-image, rituals, and learnings. Contact for more information. TRANS GUY’S GROUP Every fourth Monday, RU12? Community Center, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Champlain Mill 1st Floor, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. This is a social and support group specifically for trans men. This informal, peer-facilitated group welcomes maleidentified people at any stage of transition. As this is currently a closed group, please contact the center to sign up: or 860-RU12.

SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Come together to talk, connect, and find support around a number of issues including: Coming Out, Socializing. Challenges around employment. Safe Sex. Self Advocacy. Choosing Partners. Discovering who you are. And anything else you want to talk about! The first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26 at 4 p.m. at the RU12? Community Center at the Champlain Mill in Winooski. For more information contact Sheila (Sheila@ or David (Dave6262002@yahoo. com) GLAM CORE GROUP MEETING Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., RU12? Community Center, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski. We’re looking for young gay and bi guys who are interested in putting together great events, meeting new people, and reaching out to other guys! Core Group runs our program, and we want your input! If you’re a young gay or bisexual man who would like to get involved, email us at or check us out on Facebook (http://www.facebook. com/glamvt). TRANS SUPPORT GROUP Every first and third Wednesday, RU12? Community Center, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Champlain Mill 1st Floor, Winooski, 6:30-8 p.m. This peer-led, informal group is open to all trans people and to any discussion topics raised. It is a respectful and confidential space for socializing, support, and discussion. Contact for more information. LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship violence, dating violence, emotional violence or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe and supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, and offer and receive support. Please call Ann or Brenda at 863-0003 if you are interested in joining one of these groups or for more information. MALE GBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace is offering a peer-led support group for male- identified survivors of relationship violence, dating

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QUIT SMOKING GROUPS Are you ready to live a smoke-free lifestyle? Free 4-week Quit Smoking Groups are being offered through the VT Quit Network Fletcher Allen Quit in Person program in your community. Free Nicotine Replacement products are available for program participants. For more information or to register, call 847-6541 or wellness@ For ongoing statewide class schedules, contact the VT Quit Network at www.

AL-ALNON IN ST. JOHNSBURY Tues. & Thurs., 7 p.m., Kingdom Recovery Center (Dr. Bob’s birthplace), 297 Summer St., St. Johnsbury. Sat., 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Cherry St., St. Johnsbury. ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS, ACA is a 12-Step program for people that grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. We meet in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St., Burlington. For info contact Emily at 802-922-6609, emily@ intrapersonalcoaching. com. SEEKING ACTIVE RETIREES/50+ To form a social group. Snowshoeing, theater, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc. Please call 802864-0604. Lv. msg. if no answer. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA) Drug Problem? We Can Help. If you think you have a problem with drugs, including alcohol, give yourself a break. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship for individuals who have a desire to recover from the disease of addiction. NA offers a practical and proven way to live and enjoy life without the use of drugs. To find an NA Meeting near you in Vermont or Northern New York, please go to Meetinglist.pdf or call our 24-hour, toll free,

confidential number, (866) 580-8718 or (802) 862-4516. For more information about NA, please go to http:// and click on “>Is NA for Me? CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP 1-3 p.m., every third Thursday at The Bagel Cafe, Ethan Allen Shopping Center, N. Ave., Burlington. Please call or visit website for location information, or call 1-800-296-1445 or 802-660-4817 (Helaine “Lainey” Rappaport). ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS with debt? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Annonymous. Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30, 45 Clark St., Burlington. Contact Brenda at 338-1170. IS FOOD A PROBLEM FOR YOU? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Call Overeaters Anonymous, 863-2655.

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GIRL POWER Learn about your inner power through meditation, sacred space, healing energy modalities. Connect and attune to empower & enlighten, expand your sense of awareness, network with others your age, find peer support within this ongoing monthly group. Please bring a notebook journal, writing utensil and a folding chair. Ages 12-18. First Sat of each month at 4 p.m. at Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Rt. 7, Milton. To reserve space call Michele, 802-893-9966, moonlightgiftshoppe@ CIRCLE OF PARENTS support group meeting in Rutland Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. Meeting is free and confidential. For more info. call Heather at 802-498-0608 or 1-800-children. Meetings Tuesday evenings in Barre. For more info. call Cindy at 802-229-5724 or 1-800-children.

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Learn how to cope with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support to each other. The group is informal and includes personal sharing of our grief experiences. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Meets every

DIGESTIVE SUPPORT GROUP Join this open support group, hosted by Carrie Shamel, and gain information regarding digestive disorders. If you suffer from any kind of digestive disorder or discomfort this is the place for you! Open to all. Meets the first Monday of every month in the Healthy Living Learning Center. For more information contact Carrie Shamel at carrie.shamel@gmail. com. state/vermont/html.

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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP This group offers support to those caring for loved ones with memory loss due to dementia. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets on Sundays from 12-1 p.m. at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. This is a fellowship of men and women that meet and review the 12 steps of CODA, read stories from the CODA anonymous big book and share their experiences, strengths and hopes as we support each other. Open to everyone. Info: Larry, WLTRS@aol. com, 802-658-9994 or Jeff, JCDANIS@ Burlingtontelecom. net, 802-863-3674. For directions, call the Turning Point Center at 802-861-3150.

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EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP This is a therapist-facilitated, drop-in support group for women with eating disorders. Women over 18 only please. This group will be held every other Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. beginning Oct. 20. Free. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, So. Burlington. 802-658-9440.

VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want To Feel Supported On Your Vegetarian/ Vegan Journey? Want more info. on Healthy Veggy Diets? Want to share and socialize at Veggy Potlucks, and more, in the greater Burlington Area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@gmail. com, 802-658-4991.

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BENNINGTON: Every Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m., United Couseling Service, 316 Dewey St., CTR Center (Community Rehabilitation and Treatment). BURLINGTON: Every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street. ESSEX JUNCTION: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 39 Main Street. HARTFORD: 2nd and 4th Friday 4-5:30 p.m., Hartford Library. Call Barbara Austin, 802-457-1512. MONTPELIER: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room (basement). NEWPORT: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Medical Arts Building (attached to North Country Hospital), 2nd floor conference room. RANDOLPH: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., United Church, 18 N. Main Street. BATTLEBORO: Call for details.

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MAN-TO-MAN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER Support group meets 6-8 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Hope Lodge at the UVM/FAHC campus. 1-800-ACS-2345.



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month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Converse Home, 272 Church St, Burlington. For more info call: 802-862-0401.


support groups [cont.] ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) This support group functions as a community and educational group. We provide coffee, soda and snacks and are open to PALS, caregivers, family members and those who are interested in learning more about ALS. Our group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at “Jim’s House”, 1266 Old Creamery Rd., Williston, VT. Hosted by Pete and Alphonsine Crevier, facilitated by Liza Martel, LICSW, Patient Care Coordinator for the ALS Association here in Vermont. 223-7638 for more information. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., S. Burlington, VT. There is no fee. This is open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. For more info, call 802-479-9450, or

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BURDENS WEIGHTING YOU DOWN? Unemployed, homeless, in need of direction? We are people just like you and have found the answer to all of the above problems. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Imani Center 293 N Winooski Ave. Please call 802-343-2027. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre occur every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info: 863-2655. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Municipal Building, Route 15 (just west of the bridge). Info: Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meeting in Montpelier occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info: Carol, 223-5793. Meetings in Morrisville occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356 or Debbie Y., 888-5958. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS) Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) of Addison County and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will collaborate

to sponsor a monthly ongoing support group for people who have lost someone by suicide. The group will meet the 1st Wed. of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. These free peer support groups will be held at Hospice Volunteer Services at the Marbleworks in Middlebury, and co-facilitated by professional representatives from HVS and AFSP, both suicide survivors. For more information and to register call HVS at 388-4111. A NEW PERSPECTIVE A peer support group for people working through the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues. Wednesdays at the Turning Point Center, 5-6 p.m. The group will be facilitated and will be built around a weekly video followed by a group discussions. Some of the topics will include: Addictions and mental illness, recovery stories, dealing with stress, understanding personality problems, emotions. 191 Bank St., Burlington. 802-861-3150. BEREAVED PARENTS & SIBLINGS SUPPORT GROUP of the Compassionate Friends meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Info, 660-8797. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. NEED A HUG? New support group starting. Would you like to explore personal intimacy in a safe environment? This is accomplished by using touch for expressing and receiving tenderness. This is platonic and personal boundaries are respected. Day, time and location TBA. Jeff 310-4903 email iiyog@ COED SINGLES GROUP Ages 50-65, forming for friendship and fun. Chittenden County area. Activities to include weeknight/weekend dinner, bowling, hikes, snow shoeing, movies, etc. If interested email Myra at csbnc27609@ ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA’S SUPPORT GROUP Held monthly at The Arbors at Shelburne. For info. or to register,

contact Nicole at 802-985-8600. WOMEN’S RAPE CRISIS CENTER Will be starting a free, confidential 10-week support group for adult female survivors of sexual violence. Please call 864-0555 ext. 20 for information. LIVING SINGLE SUPPORT GROUP This course is a follow-up to the Divorce Recovery course that is offered at Essex Alliance Church. If you’ve been through the Divorce Care Class, you have an opportunity to continue to grow, heal, rebuild, and start again. Call Sue Farris for more information at 802-734-0695. SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Location: Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main Street, Wallingford, 802-446-3577. 6:30-8:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. GLAFF Gay and lesbian adoptive and foster families. GLAFF provides support, education, resources and strategies to help maintain and strengthen gay and lesbian foster and adoptive families in northwestern VT. Open to all GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents and their children. Food, childcare provided. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Call Mike at 655-6688 to get more information and to register. ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BATTLING MULTIPLE MYELOMA? Support meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hope Lodge on East Avenue, Burlington. For more information call Kay Cromie at 655-9136 or email kgcromey@ SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED ONES WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS Group forming for family members and loved ones of people with terminal illness. The group will have a spiritual base. We will offer each other support by listening, as well as share creative ways to explore feelings of grief and loss through writing, prayer, etc. Please contact Holly,


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AL-ANON Family group 12-step. Thursdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Call AWARE at 802-472-6463 for information and to register. Free of charge. 88 High Street, Hardwick. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets first and third Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Church “ramp entrance” from 1:302:30 p.m. Montpelier evening support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Vermont Protection and Advocacy, 141 Main St., Suite 7, in conference room #2 from 6-8 p.m. Colchester evening support group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the ground floor boardroom from 6-8 p.m. Middlebury support group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772. FORMING A NEW GROUP focused on recovery/ management of addictions, compulsions and their resulting imbalances on our lives. Alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step programs. Are you having trouble moderating alcohol? Work? Sex? Television? Food? Drugs? Computer games? Requires a commitment to improving your health and the ability to maintain a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Let’s discover how our struggles relate and help each other work on strategies to find balance. Contact Michelle at 802-399-6575 or recoveryourbalance@ LAKE CHAMPLAIN MEN’S RESOURCE CENTER MEN’S DROPIN SUPPORT GROUP All men welcome, weekly group w/cofacilitators. Open discussion format. Varied topics including: relationships, work, parenting, personal growth, healing. Confidential, nonjudgmental. Open to all ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations. Joseph’s House, 113 Elmwood Ave. Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m. More info: call Chris 434-4830. LYME DISEASE Are you interested in forming a group? Please

call Susan at 899-2713. HIV SUPPORT GROUP This is a facilitated HIV/ AIDS support group that aims to foster a greater sense of community, self-acceptance and personal growth. We are a group of survivors and, with all of our experience, will help you understand and enjoy what positive living has to offer. Friday @ 7 p.m. in the white building behind the Universal Unitarian Church. For more info call Alton @ 310-6094. SHOPLIFTERS SUPPORT GROUP Self-help support group now forming in the capital area for persons who would like to meet regularly for mutual support. This new group would meet biweekly at a time and place to be decided to discuss our issues, struggles and ways of staying out of trouble. We’ll likely use some of Terry Shulman’s work as a focus for some of our discussions. Please call Tina at 802-763-8800 or email at Tmarie267201968@ STARTING A WOMEN’S GROUP Ages 45+, to meet weekly for lunch and other activities such as walking, book discussions, museum visits, matinees, etc. Email Katherine at MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE/ DYSAUTONOMIA Group forming for information sharing purposes. Please call 863-3153. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Meeting Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info call Linda at 476-8345. BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Enosburg Falls, 10 Market Place, Main St. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are welcomed. The hope is to begin a Compassionate Friends Chapter in the area. Info, please call Priscilla at 933-7749. EATING DISORDERS PARENTAL SUPPORT GROUP for parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia. Meetings 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Community Church,

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. Rt. 15, Essex Center. We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old and new ED parents. More information, call Peter at 802-899-2554. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and Dementia support group. Held the last Tuesday of every month at Birchwood Terrace, Burlington. Info, contact Stefanie Catella, 863-6384. FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP If someone in your family or one of your friends is in an abusive relationship, this new support group is designed especially for you. Info, call Women Helping Battered Women, 658-1996. WOMEN HELPING BATTERED WOMEN offers free, confidential educational support groups for women who have fled, are fleeing, or are still living in a world where intimate partner violence is present. WHBW offers a variety of groups to meet the diverse needs of women and children in this community. Info, 658-1996. VT PARENTS OF FOOD ALLERGY CHILDREN EMAIL SUPPORT TEAM Info, contact MaryKay Hill, 802-373-0351. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meeting St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7-8 p.m. meeting. Info, call Fred or Bennye, 655-3317, or Patricia, 658-6904. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516, or visit Held in Burlington. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem with sex or relationships? We can help. Sunday meetings, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Sandy, 863-5708. DOES YOUR PARTNER/ SPOUSE HAVE AD/HD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)? Support group meets in Burlington to share experiences, challenges, laughs, resources. Want more information? Write

WEDNESDAYS CIRCLE A Transpersonal support group, every Wed., 6 p.m., Innerharmony Community Wellness Center, Rt. 100N, Rochester, VT. 7676092. A sharing circle focusing on personal growth, transformation, spirituality and healing, led by Jim Dodds. DECLUTTER’S SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe 2 or 3 of us can get together to help each simplify. 453-3612.

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the families and friends of the mentally ill at Howard Center, corner of Flynn and Pine. Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. Park in Pine St. lot and walk down ramp. 862-6683 for info. LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, Transgender, Queer and Questioning: Support groups for survivors of partner violence, sexual violence and bias/hate crimes. Free and confidential. SafeSpace, 863-0003 or 866-869-7341 (toll-free).

PARENTS TOGETHER: Support group will be meeting in Rutland on Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. All groups are free and confidential. Please call 1-800-CHILDREN for more information.

“HELLENBACH” CANCER support: Every other Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Middlebury. Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer and their caretakers convene for support.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Battered Women’s Services and Shelter of Washington County. Please call 1-877-543-9498 for more info.

DEBTORS SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 7-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., King Street Youth Center, 87 King St., Burlington. Info, call Cameron, 363-3747.

AHOY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Join our support group where the focus is on living, not on the disease. We are a team of dragon boaters. Learn all about this paddle sport and its health-giving, life-affirming qualities. Any age. No athletic experience needed. Call Linda at 802-434-4423 or email: dragonheartvermont@ or go to: www. dragonheartvermont. org. NAKED IN VERMONT The premier Nudist/ Skinnydipper organization in Vermont offering information library, message board, chat room, Yahoo group, and more. (ALL FREE.) Visit www. SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION New England: Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. HARD-OF-HEARING support group: I’m starting a support group for adults who have a hearing loss that affects the quality of their work/family/ social life. Let’s share personal experiences and knowledge of hearing-aid technology. Marlene, 999-8005. MENTAL ILLNESSES The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds support meetings for

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Maple Leaf Farm, an inpatient substance-abuse program, has the following positions open:

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Clinical Social Worker and/or master’s-level

Mental Health Professional with a CADC/LADC. Duties include group and individual addictions counseling and case management as well as IOP group facilitation. Ideal candidate will have at least five years post-master’s experience providing substance abuse treatment to a diverse population of adults, excellent writing and group facilitation skills, and knowledge of short-term, cognitive behavioral treatment approaches with persons diagnosed with substance-use disorders and co-occurring mental-health disorders.

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Program Support Generalist Person with strong attention to detail, and communication, computer and learning skills. Beginning immediately. 20-25 hours/week @ $9.00/hour, through 6/30/11. Flex hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., M-F. Send resumes to

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ideally with experience in the field of addictions treatment, to provide supervision to a population of adult dynamic, self-driven office nurse sought to provide excellent Ca r i n g P e o P l e Wa n t e d care and assist in the clinical growth of Vermont SpineWorks and males and females who are recovering from the effects 3v-MetLife-111710.indd 1 11/15/10 5:03:22 PM Rehabilitation. of alcohol/drug dependency. Work in a newly renovated holistic office setting delivering excellent evidence-based musculoskeletal care and meaningful Per diem patient education. assist physician in performing spinal injection procedures.


for evenings and weekends, ideally with experience in the field of addictions treatment. Responsibilities include group addictions psycho-education/counseling and milieu management. The ability to work cooperatively within a clinical team is a must. Individual and group supervision provided. For more information regarding our program and available employment opportunities please visit our website: Email cover letter and resumes to, or mail to: Michael A. Zacharias, Ph.D. — Clinical Director, Maple Leaf Farm, 10 Maple Leaf Rd., Underhill, VT 05489

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

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Eric Avildsen, Executive Director c/o Sandy Burns Vermont Legal Aid, P.O. Box 1367 Burlington, VT 05402

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Family-orientated and patient individual sought to support a very special 25-year-old man in his Underhill home and community. ideal match is creative and skilled at multitasking and has great attention to detail. experience providing personal care and community inclusion desired. schedule for this 24-hours-a-week, benefits-eligible position is six hours a weekday, with Mondays and Fridays required days. the day off is flexible.

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30-year-old Burlington woman needs 12.5 weekday evening hours of support in her downtown apartment. Focus is on meal preparation/cooking and medicine administration. ideal candidate is organized, patient and has experience supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. 4:30 till 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The Burlington Furniture Company, voted Best Furniture Store 2010, is growing. We are looking for a full-time experienced sales associate to join our team. We are a small and progressive company that is focused on bringing the best home furnishings to Vermont and creating a positive environment to showcase them in a beautiful old maple syrup plant.

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Candidate must be detail oriented and familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, procedures and practices for the following brands: Burton, RED, Anon, Gravis, Analog, Forum, Four Square and Special Blend. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Ability to work in a flexible and fast-paced environment with constantly changing demands, ability to provide excellent customer services, ability to work independently and as a contributing member of the team, and a wide degree of creativity and latitude are expected. Snowboard industry experienced is highly regarded. * CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH-SPEAKING SKILLS

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High school diploma and graduation from an accredited vocational-training program in the automotive repair field and two years of experience in the servicing, maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, or four years of experience in the servicing, maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, required. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class B CDL license within 90 days of date of hire. For a complete description please see our website: Please submit a City of Burlington application, resume and cover letter by December 10, 2010, to:

The Seasonal French-Speaking Dealer Service Rep (SDSR) serves as a service point of contact for the business partners of Burton Snowboards Corp. The SDSR is expected to consistently provide excellent customer service to accounts, as well as represent Dealer’s needs and goals within the organization to ensure quality. The SDSR will provide service to our Dealer partners as well as external Sales Reps via phone, email and Burton’s B2B web interface (BIN).


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The Department of Public Works is seeking to fill the fulltime position of Equipment Maintenance Technician. This position requires performing skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of City fleet vehicles and equipment.

Dept. of Human Resources, 131 Church St., Floor 2, Burlington, VT 05401. EOE, women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

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to get some extra cash for the Holiday Season! Vermont Teddy Bear is still seeking customer-oriented individuals to work in our busy Call Center. Computer skills required. Come in Wednesday or Friday from 10am-2pm for an on-the-spot interview for one of our fun seasonal openings. Must be available to attend our final training of the season on 12/4 and 12/5 from 8:30am to 5pm. Vermont Teddy Bear is located at 6655 Shelburne Road in Shelburne - on the bus route! Hope to see you soon!

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Product Research and Testing Coordinator We are searching for an individual to join our Merchandising team that will be responsible for testing new and existing products for efficacy, safety and general use. This person will also coordinate external product testing and product surveys. This is a part-time (24 hrs per week), year-round position. Our ideal candidate will have strong research skills & experience, demonstrated success in analysis and effective & concise writing and verbal skills. Gardening experience is a big plus. We are an employee-owned company and America’s leading catalog & web-based gardening company! Interested? Please send your cover letter and resumé to Gardener’s Supply Company, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401 or to

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Position coordinates and implements workforce development initiatives of the Transportation Research Center including developing and evaluating curriculum as required, planning and overseeing events and conference logistics, including budget elements and provides overall support for TRC outreach efforts. Develops, coordinates and implements externally focused community services, programs and educational projects in support of the center’s outreach mission. Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required. Interested parties should apply through UVM’s job website. Links to that site can be found on the TRC homepage, following the Job Opportunities link

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COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES 2 FULL-TIME POSITIONS Qualifications include prior experience in a medical-surgical environment and a current Vermont license.

FULL-TIME PHYSICAL THERAPIST Qualifications include a current Vermont Physical Therapy license and a minimum of two years of experience preferably within a rehabilitation program. All qualified candidates should send resumes to, or by mail to ACHHH, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Track, monitor and analyze state legislative and regulatory measures. Conduct research and write detailed, substantive public policy weekly reports. Superb organization, writing, analytical and people skills required. A strong work ethic and proficiency in MS Office applications are a must. If you are interested in a part-time, challenging, entry-level position, and are willing to learn and grow, this job is right for you. This position would start at 20 hours per week but could become full time.

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Our 50-state legislative and regulatory analysts need help. This part-time position would entail

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Even Start Literacy Mentor Research Project Assistant

As part of the Family Literacy Center, Even Start is a dynamic program that provides educational opportunities to families with young children who are low income and who are motivated to earn a secondary credential or increase their literacy skills. Teaming with the Even Start Adult Educator, the full-time Literacy Mentor will work with parents individually and in groups to strengthen parenting skills, facilitate and support parent and child activities and work with program collaborators to provide a wide array of family supports. Qualifications: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, experience in parenting or early childhood education required. BA in education with an early education endorsement preferred. Send cover letter and resume by December 13, 2010 to Lamoille Family Center, 480 Cadys Falls Rd., Morrisville, VT 05661, or email to

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Under the direction of the artistic director, the managing director will manage student admissions, enrollment, billing, housing and facilities; produce all festival-related marketing and publicity materials; manage festival website, including establishment of social networking; develop community relations and outreach efforts; coordinate concert operations, ticket sales and teaching schedules.

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CommuniCations Professional Independently coordinates communication for research and outreach programs, drafts and edits TRC internal and external communications and informational resources, and ensures an accurate, up-to-date and competitive web presence for the TRC. Familiarity with higher education communications and web coordination a plus. Knowledge of transportation research, policy or planning is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience required. Interested parties should apply through UVM’s job website. Links to that site can be found on the TRC homepage, following the Job Opportunities link:

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Provide developmentally appropriate environment and experiences for preschool children in a Head Start classroom, and monthly home visits for families. Assist families in accessing medical and dental care for preschool children. Teacher – Richford: 40 hours/week, 42 weeks/year. Starting wage $15.61–16.94/hour. ECA – Burlington: 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year. Starting wage: $12.67–14.36/hour.

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SD: if you could have any chef in the world prepare a meal for you, who would it be? JT: Jacques Pépin. He cares about food, but also he cares about people. SD: What’s the worst dish you’ve ever created? JT: At Renaissance, I did squab seven different ways and took it way too far. I made a soufflé out of the skull, and I went over the top. The drum was something different; the leg was something else. I always go back to that and think, Why did I do that deconstructing? It was at a peak at Renaissance when the cuisine was at its highest and most extravagant. It was experimentation through a process of deconstruction. Up until that squab, I was not really looking at food from that perspective, through my own lens. There have been plenty of other catastrophes, but that changed my thought process. People were impressed, but for me internally it became part of turning back to a simpler way.

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hen I was asked to judge the 2010 Vermont Water Tasting Contest, I could hardly say no. Who wouldn’t want to drink 20 cups of water in a sitting? And who wouldn’t relish the resulting bloat? If this is the first you’ve heard of such a drinking water contest, don’t worry. You’re in good company. Like most people in Vermont, you probably don’t give much thought to where your drinking water comes from. And you probably don’t care how it gets to you. You just turn on the tap and assume it will deliver water free from giardia, E. coli and other contaminants that could lead to an encampment in the bathroom, or worse. But not all water is created equal. Or, rather, not all the water that comes out of your tap started off safe to drink. Water-purification processes vary among municipalities. Some have to filter, aerate, disinfect and chlorinate the water they provide to their residents. Others don’t have to treat it at all, depending on the water’s source. The variation in treatment methods makes water taste different from town to town. Tap water in Jericho might have top notes of chlorine, while your neighbors’ H2O in Essex could have a silty aftertaste. Not every town has water that tastes like a fresh mountain spring — a vegetal bouquet with a flinty finish, perhaps?

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“There is no sole source aquifer in Vermont, and our geology is all over the place,” said Ashley Lucht, a capacity development specialist with the Water Supply Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation. “As a result, neighbors can drink vastly different water.” Recognizing that humans influence tap water’s taste as much as nature does, the organizers of Vermont Drinking Water Week host a semiregular drinking-water competition. Water-treatment operators are invited to submit samples of their product for judging by a scrupulous panel of tasters. The judges’ water palates are as refined as those of the world’s top oenologists. Well, except for mine. The contest was held on a rainy Thursday in early November during the Green Mountain Water Environment

Association’s fall conference. Tucked in a dimly lit corner of the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center was a table holding 50 clear plastic cups of water. Each cup in the blind taste test had a number scratched on it in indelible black ink. Only Lucht, the contest’s organizer and chair of the Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee, knew which entrant names corresponded to those digits. Before we began swilling, Lucht gave me a rundown of the types of water I would be tasting. First, she said, all the samples were potable. Thank God for that. Because I was not into contracting some gut-ravaging, poop-borne disease for this assignment. Next, Lucht informed me the water was divided into three categories: public community surface water, public community groundwater, and something called nontransient/noncommunity water (NTNC). Surface water comes from a stream, river, lake or other aboveground reservoir. Groundwater includes that from wells and springs. NTNC water systems are found in facilities such as schools, factories and resorts that provide their own water supply. Armed with this limited knowledge, I was ready to drink. Only 10 operators had submitted water samples, which was a little disappointing, Lucht said. But that was fine by me, since it meant less water sloshing around in my gut. In water tasting, one does not need to follow wine tasting’s five-S protocol — see, swirl, sniff, sip and savor. Unlike wine, water offers nothing much to see. Leglessness and translucence are both excellent qualities for it to possess. Water doesn’t need to be swirled, since it will not produce an aroma beyond, perhaps, a faint hint of chlorine mixed with plastic. Likewise, sniffing is a waste of time, unless you’re a water expert like my fellow judges, and can smell chemicals undetectable to the untrained nose. So, all I had to do was sip and savor. I poured the first sample into my mouth and let it sit on my tongue for a moment while I gauged the mouth feel. It was mildly unctuous, but had a sprightly crispness. I swallowed the first sip and took another, this time to rate the flavor. It tasted of, well, nothing, which I determined to be a good thing. Shaun Fielder, executive director of the Vermont Rural Water Association and one of my fellow judges, agreed. Good water, he asserted, should be clear, without odor or aftertaste. When asked to describe how water should taste, Fielder offered “crisp and clean.” Those words would not describe the second sample. It had an earthier taste, and by that I mean it tasted like soil. It wasn’t undrinkable; it just wasn’t going to win the big prize. The third sample had top, mid- and base notes of chlorine. Tasting chlorine in your water isn’t necessarily a bad thing,


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In 2008, U.S. bottled-water sales exceeded 8.6 billion gallons. That amounts to 21 gallons per capita per year — the highest consumption of any country in the world. Given the number of consumers who turn to bottled water, you’d think ours was a developing nation with toxic sludge sputtering from the taps. Yet, according to data from the nonpartisan environmentalresearch organization Pacific Institute, the U.S. has some of the world’s safest drinking water. So, why do we pay for bottled water? The answer is complicated, said Ashley Lucht, chair of Vermont Drinking Water Week. First, many Americans live in places such as Nevada and Arizona, where drinking water is trucked in from far away and is heavily treated. As a result, water straight from the tap can have a chemical or metallic taste that drives consumers to the water bottle. Scare tactics about what’s in the water, effective marketing and a desire for cachet have also steered people toward Poland Spring or Fiji, depending on their income level, Lucht contends. “It’s about prestige,” she said. “There’s this idea that I drink Evian and I can buy it, and it costs more because it comes from the French Alps.” The success of a “premium” brand such as Fiji, Lucht argued, is due in large part to the company’s supremely effective marketing machine — something community water systems would need to employ to compete. But, while water from far-off artesian springs may sound sexier to consumers than water drawn from a well near the Winooski River, much bottled water is the same stuff that comes from the tap. Purified-water brands such as Aquafina and Dasani take municipal water that consumers have already paid for through taxes and water bills and simply sell it back to them. About 25 percent of bottled water falls into this category. A four-year review of bottled water by the Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that it was no safer than water from the tap. Kendall Chamberlin, chief operator for the town of Richmond’s Water Resources Department, believes the notion that bottled water is safer than municipal water persists because of misinformation. Municipal water often comes from the same pristine sources as that in bottles and is typically processed in the same way. Chamberlin, whose water system was recently deemed Vermont’s best, attributes the public’s demand for bottled water to “hype.” He scoffs at the idea of consuming bottled water in a country where safe tap water is easily available. “Bottled water is great for Africa,” Chamberlin said, “where they really need it.” — L.O.

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Colorful, illustrated backdrops of flowers, fields and an elaborate tree house set the scene for The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical. Resembling a page right out of the popular children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this family play translates three storylines into a song-anddance extravaganza, furry ears and all. In true Berenstain fashion, the anthropomorphic characters have gotten themselves into a fix — this time involving a cookie jar — and Mama Bear must save the day. Created by Matt Murphy Productions in collaboration with TheatreworksUSA, the adaptation delivers the usual dose of “important life lessons,” producer Matt Murphy told Broadway World. Time to grin and bear it.



‘THE BERENSTAIN BEARS IN FAMILY MATTERS: THE MUSICAL’ Saturday, December 4, 3 p.m., at Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. $10-20. Info, 603-646-2422.





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WARREN MILLER’S ‘WINTERVENTION’ Thursday, December 2, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $21. Info, 863-5966.






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No “Jingle Bells.” No Messiah. Not even a little fa-la-laing. The Rose Ensemble’s annual holiday program is devoid of the usual suspects. Instead, the 15-year-old St. Paul, Minn., chorus founded by heralded music scholar Jordan Sramek digs deeper into sacred history, unearthing ancient music in a repertoire spanning 1000 years, and leaping from Christian to Jewish to Islamic to early American song specimens usually found hidden in library archives. For the ensemble’s Lane Series concert, La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas, the focus is on rare choral selections ranging from Spanish-language villancicos to motets by Cristóbal de Morales. The viola da gamba, vihuela da mano and baroque violin help usher in rhythmic Spanish dances — and the holiday spirit.

PORTRAIT UNVEILING: Artist Kate Gridley, framer Martha Lapham and Gov. Jim Douglas stand by to see the outgoing governor’s official painting revealed. Reception and refreshments follow. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222.


MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY: Everyday moments are given the golden treatment in choreographed works by this contemporary American dance troupe. Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 7 p.m. $8-12. Info, 468-1119.


‘TAKING FLIGHT’: Up-and-coming choreographers introduce their lightly produced dance experiments, facilitated by artist-in-residence Tiffany Rhynard. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., at UVM Recital Hall in Burlington. $25-30. Info, 6564455.



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


HANUKKAH CELEBRATION: A giant menorah lighting precedes a concert with Israeli singer Yoel Sharabi, and a feast of falafels, latkes and doughnuts in the Billings North Lounge. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $5-10; $25 per family; free for students. Info, 658-7612, chabad@ HOLIDAY PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER: An exchange of poinsettias, handmade wreaths and other natural decorations supports the students’ Future Farmers of America fund. Natural Resources, Center for Technology, Essex Junction, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 879-5569.

‘ARE YOU MORTGAGE READY?’: Prospective homeowners get an overview of the employment history, income, savings and credit history lenders may expect. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790.

VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING & TRAIN HOP: Santa Claus makes an appearance for this annual ho-hoholiday tradition, followed by model-train displays at Brownell Library. Various locations, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

CHITTENDEN COUNTY PHILATELIC CLUB: Stamp collectors of all levels of interest and experience swap sticky squares, and stories about them. GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817,



‘BREAKING BARRIERS: FIGHTING STIGMA’: A short film created by Vermont CARES features seven Vermonters who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS. Discussion follows. Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2437. OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE FILM SERIES: A “meals on reels”-themed sequence screens Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci’s Big Night. Savoy Theater, Montpelier, 10 a.m. $5 donation. Info, 454-4675. STOWE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: Eight days of jaw-dropping scenery from around the globe celebrate mountain culture near and far. Visit www. for full schedule. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Ski Museum. Various locations, Stowe, 7 p.m. $5-10 per event. Info, 253-9911. ‘TIME OF THE GYPSIES’: Folks screen Emir Kusturica’s 1988 film about culture clash as part of the shop’s “Salon Series: Banished! — Home and Country.” Black Sheep Books, Montpelier, 6:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 225-8906.

4-H SUPER SCIENCE: Third through fifth graders expand their knowledge of the natural world through hands-on activities about insects, roller coasters, rockets and more. Preregister. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 656-5429 or 878-0313, ENOSBURG PLAYGROUP: Children and their adult caregivers immerse themselves in singing activities and more. American Legion, Enosburg Falls, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. FAIRFAX PLAYGROUP: Multicultural stories and activities accent child’s play. Health Room, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. HIGHGATE STORY HOUR: Good listeners soak up classic fairy tales. Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. MONTGOMERY STORY HOUR: Little lit lovers flip pages before snacking. Montgomery Town Library, Montgomery Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. MOVING & GROOVING WITH CHRISTINE: Young ones jam out to rock ‘n’ roll and world-beat tunes. Recommended for ages 2 to 5, but all are welcome. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


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Wednesday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., at FlynnSpace in Burlington. View future dates through December 12, including a special gala performance, on website. $24.30-55. Info, 863-5966.

CANDY CANE-MAKING DEMO: Confectioners pull, roll and twist striped seasonal sweets. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 11 a.m. Free to watch; $6 to make your own (preregister). Info, 253-9591.



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Theater doesn’t normally arrive with a side of homemade ginger cookies and steaming hot cider; then again, there’s nothing routine about Vermont Stage Company’s recipe for Winter Tales. Started in 2005, the yearly production is composed of seasonal storytelling by local raconteurs. With candlelit tables COURTESY OF LINDSAY RAYMONDJACK and comfy chairs onstage, “We’re able to transform the FlynnSpace into about as close [to] a living room as you can get,” says VSC’s producing artistic director Mark Nash. This year’s original yarns — spun by Nash, actress Kathryn Blume, musicians Pete Sutherland and Patti Casey, and others — contain personal and humorous anecdotes with a family theme. They’re “emotionally rich,” explains Nash, “without ever feeling sentimental.” Order up!

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Music for Preschoolers: Youngsters ages 3 to 5 fine-tune their motor skills during instrument playtime. Colchester Meeting House, 12:30-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. Preschool Discovery Program: Nature lovers ages 3 to 5 explore the lives of invisible animals in “Camouflaged Critters.” North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 11:30 a.m. $5. Info, 229-6206. Story Time with Mrs. Claus: Cookies and milk enhance Christmas tales told by Santa’s jolly wife. Meet at the Christmas tree, University Mall, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. The Global Village: Games, songs and stories expose children and their parents to different cultures and dialects. Health Room, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 524-6393.


Chamber Ensemble Concert: The music department’s clarinet choir, saxophone, brass and string ensembles share the spotlight. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243. Percussion Ensemble Concert: Feel the beat at this rhythmic performance. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776. Student Piano Recital: Keyboard commanders training with affiliate artist Cynthia Huard give an end-of-semester performance. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. Valley Night: Scott Forrest performs original folk melodies. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.


David Macaulay: Tracing the creative process, this Vermont author and illustrator explores the dead ends, successes and inspirations that come with “Building Books.” Rutland Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860.




Dr. Edward Tick: In “War and the Soul: Transforming Our Communities to Heal Our Veterans,” this post-traumatic stress disorder expert relays soldier stories from World War I to Iraq. Norwich Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. Dr. Ellen Marsden: A professor of fisheries for UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources dives into Lake Champlain’s fish ecology in “How Humans Have Altered the System.” Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327. Emily Bernard: UVM’s associate professor of English pinpoints the power and potential of interracial friendships. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. James Heffernan: Dartmouth College’s professor emeritus discusses the overlap of romance and social realism in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in “In Want of a Wife.” Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902. Katherine Sims: The Green Mountain Farm-toSchool founder summarizes the organization’s “recipe for change,” part of a national effort to address the obesity epidemic through fresh, local food options and nutrition education. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Mansour Farhang: The former Iranian ambassador to the UN considers a diplomatic impasse in “Potential U.S. Responses to Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions.” Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. T.H. Breen: Northwestern University’s William Smith Mason professor of American history uncovers “The Rumor That Almost Started the Revolution Two Years Earlier.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.


‘Sleeping Beauty’: National Marionette Theatre, Brattleboro’s UNIMA award-winning puppeteer troupe, mixes music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet with

a tale told from Prince Steffon’s point of view. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. $4. Info, 748-2600.

Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. $3-5. Info, 598-9206,

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The Met: Live in HD: John Del Carlo and Anna Netrebko star in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $20-24. Info, 660-9300.

Strong Living Exercise: Fitness enthusiasts undergo strength training for good health. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 8 a.m. Free. Info, 443-1654.



Book Discussion Series: ‘Earth Tones’: Thomas Berry’s The Great Work explores how to live in harmony with nature. Bradford Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536. Book Discussion Series: ‘Romantic Ideal’: A reading group considers whether ideal love, happiness and fulfillment can ever actually be achieved while discussing Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower. South Burlington Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7076. Dan Close: A Year on the Bus chronicles the Underhill author’s time behind the wheel of a vehicle named Phil. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.



Open House: Food and door prizes accompany learning what this community group can do to provide substance-free alternatives for area youth. Milton Community Youth Coalition, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009,


Dance Company of Middlebury: Members explore and discuss issues of wealth and class in an informal showing of Culture, Cash and a Community: To Have or Have Not. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


‘Paying for College’: Scholars pursuing higher education look into available financial aid, how to compare college costs and more. Cafeteria, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-642-3177.


Chess Club: Checkmate! Board-game players try to attack the king with sly strategies. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $2-3. Info, 363-5803. Homegrown Thursdays: Green thumbs craft garden-inspired adornments in “Wreath Decorating.” Workshop held simultaneously at Burlington and Williston locations. Gardener’s Supply Company, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; cost of supplies, if applicable. Info, 660-3505, ext. 4.


Stowe Mountain Film Festival: See WED.01, 7 p.m. Warren Miller’s ‘Wintervention’: Ski icon Jonny Moseley narrates powder trails from Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antarctica and beyond for the snow-obsessed. See calendar spotlight. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $21. Info, 863-5966.

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Holiday Artisans’ Bazaar: Vermont and New Hampshire crafters exhibit pottery, weaving, glasswork, jewelry, ornaments and other seasonal creations. Chandler Gallery, Randolph, noon-6 p.m. Free. Info, 431-0204. Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser: See WED.01, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Alburgh Playgroup: Tots form friendships over stories, songs and crafts. Alburgh Family Center, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Fletcher Playgroup: Little ones make use of the open gym before snack time. Fletcher Elementary School, Cambridge, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Franklin Story Hour: Lovers of the written word perk up for read-aloud tales and adventures with lyrics. Haston Library, Franklin, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Holiday Sing-Along: Robert Resnik and Gigi Weisman inspire Christmas caroling, and more. Meet in the Bon-Ton seating area, University Mall, South Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. Lightbulb Lab: Bright thinkers ages 2 to 8 sharpen their skills with problem-solving and math activities. Preregister. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. PJ Story Time: Little kids rock nightgowns and flannels as special guests read from books. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Preschool Story Hour: Picture books and crafts captivate early bookworms. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2366. Preschool Storytime: Tots ages 3 to 5 bury their noses in books with read-aloud tales, rhymes, songs and crafts. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.

Student Performance Recital: Music scholars take their various instruments for a spin on stage. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


‘A Capital Crime? Homophobia and the State in the World Today’: Panelists Dr. Michael Bosia, Meredith Weiss, Kapya John Kaoma and Grace Mukupa weigh in. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. ‘An Evening of Women’s Voices: From Iraq to Vermont’: Women’s rights activist Khanim Raheem Latif, former Vermont governor Madeleine May Kunin, the Peace & Justice Center’s Nancy Lynch and Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence’s Karen Tronsgard-Scott form a panel to discuss women’s issues. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 428-4301. Dr. Rosalind Renfrew: Vermont Center for Ecostudies’ conservation biologist shares her latest discoveries about migratory songbirds in “The Art of Bobo-linking.” Pierson Library, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4132 or 863-2436. Jared Duval: The author of Next Generation Democracy: What the Open-Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics and Change keeps an eye on the global future in a panel discussion about political action. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 388-8612. Josh Schlossberg: Biomass Accountability Project’s communications coordinator sparks a discussion on “Biomass Incineration in Vermont: Threats to Public Health, Climate and Forests” following a 45-minute PowerPoint lecture. Room 235, Marsh Life Science Building, UVM, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 223-5844, biomassbusters@ Pam Shelton: The founder of the One World Library Project discusses “The Botswana Book Project” in a slide-show talk. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 453-4147. Turner Brooks: The Cameron Visiting Architect emphasizes innovative design and ecologically sound solutions. Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


Student Matinée: ‘One Green Earth’: Vermont Symphony Orchestra highlight a multimedia concert celebrating the natural world in honor of Green Up Vermont’s 40th anniversary. For grades K to 7. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. $8.50. Info, 863-5966.

‘Carnal Embrace’: Fantastic and bizarre scene selections from Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Judith Thompson and Tom Stoppard explore the “locked doors of sexuality” in the senior work of Lilli Stein and Becca Wear. Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $4. Info, 443-3168.

Traveling Storyteller: A roaming raconteur turns pages. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Willem Lange: The author of illustrated Vermont village tale Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story reads pages. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: In this quirky musical by the Lyndon Institute Theater Company, audience volunteers test their own orthographic mettle against six teen characters going for the gold. Alumni Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 626-6176.



Burlington Songwriters: Lyricists share and critique original works. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 859-1822. Jazz Showcase: Student musicians and vocalists under the tutelage of director of jazz activities Dick Forman play up smooth sounds in a cabaret-style evening. Lower Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. Small Jazz Combos & Post-Bop: Campus music makers spread their sounds. Ballroom, Southwick Hall, UVM, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.

Book Discussion Series: ‘What a Character’: Voracious readers consider the lasting impact of fictional protagonists, using Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as a guide. Norwich Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 296-2191. Dyad Communication: Participants learn to speak and truly be heard in this evening of contemplative conversation. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 6:15-8:45 p.m. $10; donations accepted. Info, 522-5855. Story Time: Lit lovers of all ages take in fanciful tales. Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 728-5509.

Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.01, 2 p.m. ‘Simple Cooking Tips to Stay Healthy’: Harmonized Cookery’s Lisa Mase presents delicious dishes that incorporate ingredients that support the immune and digestive systems. Hunger

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ARgentIneAn tAngo: Shoulders back, chin up! With or without partners, dancers of all abilities strut to bandoneón riffs in a self-guided practice session. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, 7:30-10 p.m. $5. Info, 598-1077.

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englIsh CountRy DAnCe: Those keen on Jane Austen’s favorite pastime make rural rounds to music by Aaron Marcus and Susan Reid. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $5-9; bring finger food to share. Info, 899-2378.

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‘eveRyone CAn DAnCe’: Flash mob “preview” performances around the Queen City precede Big Action Performance Ensemble’s community effort celebrating the capabilities of the human body. See cover story, this issue. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14-18. Info, 863-5966. gIRls’ nIght out hIp-hop DAnCe ClAss: Popand-lockers pick up moves with instructor Danielle Vardakas-Ducko. South End Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0044. Johnson stAte College DAnCe ensemble: High-energy movements hit the dance floor. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 635-1376.


‘An evenIng oF WIne AnD lIvIng ARt’: Body painting by the Human Canvas meets a wine tasting, sushi, DJ’d tunes and an auction. Proceeds benefit Vermont CARES. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $30. Info, 863-2437, ext. 14, FIRst FRIDAy pARty: Greet the weekend by sampling cheeses, talking to local vendors, taking in live music and imbibing local eggnog. Upper Valley Food Co-op, White River Junction, 1-6 p.m. Free. Info, 295-5804. gouRmet gAme DInneR & DAnCe: The Turningpoint Center of Addison County’s early winter soirée features a spread including smoked trout, wild boar and locally harvested wild mushrooms. Fred Barnes, Womensing and DJ Dizzle offer entertainment. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $25; $5 for dancing to DJ Dizzle only. Info, 382-9222.

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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holIDAy FAIR: Adults and older teens browse crafts, books, and handmade Waldorf toys at a gift fair also featuring live music and lattes. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2827.

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veRmont InteRnAtIonAl FestIvAl: Shoppers fête Vermont’s multicultural identity at a fair featuring crafts, eats and entertainment from all over the world. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 5-8 p.m. $3-6; $15 family pass; free for children under 6; tickets good for entire weekend. Info, 893-4082.

‘bIngle Jells II: An oFF-CenteR holIDAy DesseRt CAbARet’: Lynn Leimer, Susan-Lynn Johns, Ruth Ann Fletcher, the Tuesday Night Recorder Consort and others present fabulous and frivolous tunes. Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Newport, 7-9 p.m. $20. Info, 334-1966.

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FestIvAl oF tRees & lIght: Carols and Hanukkah songs accent a nondenominational celebration of the season, complete with decorated holiday trees and menorahs. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 5-7 p.m. Donations of outerwear, food and toys accepted for those in need. Info, 253-8358.

AnnuAl holIDAy stuDIo sAle: Shoppers sift through hand-woven textiles, dyed scarves, baskets and decorations produced in Ethiopia, Mali, Swaziland and Afghanistan. Chace Mill, Burlington, noon-6 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1211, info@creative

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Christmas musiC Night: Holiday songs, readings and refreshments unite the community. United Reformed Church, New Haven, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 897-2697. ColChester CommuNity Chorus: Local singers belt out hot tunes in “Warm Up With Winter Song.” Auditorium, Colchester High School, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 862-3910. JeaN rohe BaNd: A cornucopia of Latin American percussion instruments make multilingual, original music particularly ear-catching. North End Studio, Burlington, 8 p.m. $8. Info, 863-6713.

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‘lessoNs aNd Carols: Christmas musiC’: The St. Michael’s College Chorale and Chamber Singers team up with pianist Annemieke Spoelstra and trumpeter Jim Duncan in an evening of works by Richard Stoehr. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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‘rhythm Nights’: Middlebury percussionist Will Smith offers rhythms and drum songs; audience members can help keep the beat. The Art House, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 989-6810, percus the rose eNsemBle: Holiday songs and stories from the choral masters of the Spanish Renaissance blossom in La Nochebuena. See calendar spotlight. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-30. Info, 656-4455. VermoNt PhilharmoNiC orChestra: A chorus of local singers assists in a joyful presentation of Handel’s Messiah. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-15; $32 per family. Info, 476-8188. WiNter Jazz CoNCert: Special guests Jeff Rendinaro and Eric O’Hara highlight a program of American roots music, directed by Dr. Rick Davies. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.

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PotluCk & disCussioN: Pedro Faro of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico, makes a Spanish-language presentation on “Human Rights and the Breakdown of Law in Mexico.” English translation provided. Friends Meeting House, Burlington, potluck, 6 p.m.; discussion, 7 p.m.. Free. Info, 540-2516 or 862-4929.

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‘a Christmas Carol’: The Lamoille County Players journey toward redemption and atonement in an adaptation of this Dickens tale. Hyde Park Opera House, 7 p.m. $12-18. Info, 888-4507. ‘CarNal emBraCe’: See THU.02, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. ‘reefer madNess: the musiCal’: Two clean-cut kids “fall prey” to Mary Jane in the Valley Players’ humorous play about the evils of drugs, spoofing a 1938 exploitation film. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $18. Info, 583-1674.

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‘the 25th aNNual PutNam CouNty sPelliNg Bee’: See THU.02, 7 p.m. ‘the agaiNst-almost-eVerythiNg-aNd-yetfor-somethiNg PossiBilitariaN CaBaret’: Evening entertainment includes the Thanksgiving

Leftovers Mini-Circus Company’s big-top-style acts, a “Music and Manifesto Recitation” by the Wild Music Ensemble, “Necessarily Unnecessary Possibilitarian Dances” and a passion play ... with a side of sourdough and aioli. Unitarian Universalist Society, Coventry, 8 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Info, 215-771-8287,


Book lauNCh: Assistant professor of English Carol Lipszyc excerpts her new collection of poetry, Singing Me Home. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145, CroW CoheN: The memoirist reads from her book Small Town Revolution, about her coming-out process in 1970’s Burlington. A comparison with today’s “queer community” follows. R.U.1.2? Community Center, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 598-5935.

gala auCtioN & diNNer daNCe: Atlantic Crossing provide the melodies for partnered folk steps, following a feast and silent auction viewing to benefit North Branch School. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 6-10 p.m. $15-25; $70 per family. Info, 388-3269. ‘get PiCkled With WilloWell’: An eclectic benefit for the Willowell Foundation features music by Salt Lick, a reading from The Walden Journals, and the sale of pickles, chutney, salsa and sauces. Congregational Church, Vergennes, 8-10 p.m. $5-15. Info, 453-6195 or 716-664-2465. haNd tool sharPeNiNg: Are your gadgets cutting edge? Instructor Paul Schwartzkopf emphasizes the importance of sharp, clean shovels, knives, chisels and more. Bring a dull instrument for a fixup. Pine Street Studios, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $5. Info, 999-2768. louisa hoWard ChaPel WiNter oPeNiNg: Architecture buffs get a gander at the decked halls of this fully restored High Gothic Victorian nondenominational landmark at Lakeview Cemetery. Louisa Howard Chapel, Burlington, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2075.


soaP-makiNg WorkshoP: Lather lovers make bars of scented bubbles to fend off dry skin with Lorry Roy. Preregister. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, 9 a.m.-noon. $24-30. Info, 3595001, ext. 223.

eartheNWare Clay WorkshoP: Artists locate, dig, prepare and work with clay from their own backyards in this two-part class culminating in a potluck on pit-firing day. Shelburne Art Center, 10 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 985-3648.

uVm Cems teChNology & sCieNCe ChalleNges: Middle and high schoolers display handmade shelters or public service announcements to spread a message of universal emergency preparedness. UVM Patrick Gymnasium, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 656-8748.



dJ daNCe Party: The “eclectic dance studio” celebrates its first year — and a free week of classes — with a blowout on the dance floor. South End Studio, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0044. ‘eVeryoNe CaN daNCe’: See FRI.03, 8 p.m. guest artist WorkshoP series: Experienced movers tumble through space with instructor Kellie Lynch in “Upside Down, Sideways, Backwards and Turning.” Space is limited; call to preregister. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. $36; $18 for drop-ins. Info, 229-4676. JohNsoN state College daNCe eNsemBle: See FRI.03, 7 p.m.


‘ButtoN uP’ WorkshoP: Energy-conscious participants learn how to lock in heat at a workshop with Efficiency Vermont. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Regular admission, $8.5010.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. ‘the greeNer mouNtaiNs’: Eco-friendly vendors showcase their services amid a day of workshops by the Rutland Regional Planning Commission and children’s activities. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9147.


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souP festiVal & sileNt auCtioN: Steaming bowls of homemade blends benefit Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $3-7. Info, 866-5786861, VermoNt iNterNatioNal festiVal: See FRI.03, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


‘BreakiNg Barriers: fightiNg stigma’: See WED.01, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2437. ‘huNger’: Steve McQueen’s drama portrays the 1981 Irish hunger strike, focusing on political prisoner Bobby Sands. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. stoWe mouNtaiN film festiVal: See WED.01, 7 p.m.

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BurliNgtoN WiNter farmers market: Vendors sell ethnic cuisine, pottery, artisan cheese and anything else they can produce in the cold. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, CaNdy CaNe-makiNg demo: See WED.01, 11 a.m.

Chili Polar ride & Cook-off BeNefit: Harley owners rev their engines on an hour-long loop before a hot ‘n’ spicy chili contest. “Biker Claus” stops by. Preregister to compete. Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 donation to Burlington Emergency Shelter; coat donations accepted. Info, 878-4778, info@

CaPital City WiNter farmers market: Root veggies, honey, fresh mesclun and more change hands at an off-season celebration of locally grown grub, complete with a variety of vendor demonstrations. Gymnasium, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958.

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.

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ChamPlaiN islaNds WiNter farmers market: Baked items, apples, winter greens, cheeses and meats sustain shoppers in search of locally grown goods. South Hero Congregational Church, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Free. Info, 372-5912. middleBury WiNter farmers market: Area growers, cheesemakers, bakers and craftspeople collaborate to offer year-round “eat local” options. American Flatbread, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178.


Pancake Breakfast: Family entertainment and a silent auction of locally made handicrafts round out a scrumptious meal of short stacks and cider to benefit school programs. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School, Burlington, 8:30-11:30 a.m. $4-6; $15 per family; free for ages 3 and under. Info, 864-8480.


41st annual Burklyn arts Holiday Market: The creations of 50-plus juried Vermont artists occupy tabletops alongside festive homemade foods. Seasonal entertainment and face painting add to the excitement. Lyndon Town School, Lyndonville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 626-3209, burklynarts40@ a Very Merry MiddleBury kick-off Weekend: The man in the red suit highlights a community celebration featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, a hot chocolate hut, snowshoe demonstrations, gingerbread-house exhibits and more. Various locations, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4126. alBurgH’s Holiday HoP: Visitors swing by a craft fair chock-full of gifts, homemade foods and seasonal decorations, a book sale, a local artisans’ fair, and more. Various locations, Alburgh, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 999-5862. annual Holiday studio sale: See FRI.03, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast WitH santa: The father of Christmas fills up his plate with community members. Cookie decorating, ornament making and storytelling with Mrs. Claus follow. Continental breakfast seatings, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; ice cream social, 12:30 p.m. St. John Vianney Parish Hall, South Burlington, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $8; free for children up to age 1. Info, 951-4290. cHristMas Bazaar & luncHeon: Craftspeople arrange fleece goods, quilts, aromatic soaps, note cards and other gift options alongside pies, cakes and holiday treats. Chili, soup and cornbread available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost of food. Info, 985-3981. cHristMas tree Benefit: Conifer cutters take home a tree; partial proceeds support Chittenden County 4-H youth programs. Rogers-Milwest Tree Farm, Westford, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 per tree. Info, 656-5429.

colcHester Holiday sHoW: Festive shoppers lay eyes on crafts, antiques, baked goods and door prizes galore. Colchester High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 admission benefits Colchester students; free for ages 15 and under. Info, 878-7559.

Holiday artisans’ Bazaar: See THU.02, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday artisans’ Boutique: Strollers discover the work of 15 Waterbury and Duxbury craftspeople over complimentary nibbles, hot cider and wine. 55 South Main Street, Waterbury, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 272-6515. Holiday Bazaar: Gift givers take their pick from a selection of vintage items and baked goods. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3982. Holiday craft fair: Shoppers search for one-of-a-kind presents, making stops for homemade treats and hot lunch. Isle La Motte Elementary School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 928-3095. international Boutique: Tibetan and Persian carpets, silver jewelry, hand-painted pottery, silk scarves and other unusual stocking stuffers from all over the world fill up shoppers’ baskets. Proceeds benefit AMURTEL. Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5500. old-fasHioned Holiday fair: Wreaths, plants, children’s toys and crafts provide ample shopping opportunities. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-7861. old-fasHioned Village cHristMas: Who needs a sleigh? Mr. and Mrs. Claus make a grand entrance via ferry for a day of festivities including a community breakfast, art exhibits, author readings and more. Various locations, Essex, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 518-963-7494. ricHMond Holiday Market: Forty vendors peddle crafts and gifts at a European-style bazaar featuring Santa’s horse-and-cart arrival, wagon rides, live music and homemade food. Richmond Free Library, Richmond Congregational Church and Richmond Town Hall, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-3979. sHining star cHristMas Bazaar: See FRI.03, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Vergennes Holiday stroll: A full day of early celebrations includes a craft fair, shiny tunes by the Champlain Brass Quintet, a visit with Santa and a community tree lighting. Visit www.addisoncounty. com for full schedule. Various locations, Vergennes, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7951.

‘tHe true ligHt sHines’: Aurora Ancient Music and friends delve into medieval and Renaissance choral works by Hildegard of Bingen, Pierre de La Rue and William Byrd. Green Mountain Monastery, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Info, 355-4216.

oPen tot gyM & infant/Parent PlaytiMe: Snacks fuel feats of athleticism. Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. read to a dog: Stories form a bond between young readers and Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

VerMont fiddle orcHestra Holiday concert: Guest soloist Roger Perrault leads oldtime two-steps, jigs and waltzes, as well as contemporary songs by Vermont composers. Dance space available. Chapel, College Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $12-15; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 877-343-3531,

saturday stories: Picture books catch the attention of kids of all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. tecHnology knoWledge fair: scouts in engineering: Students ages 12 to 17 learn about aviation, architecture, computers, electricity and more in introductory educational classes. Preregister. UVM Patrick Gymnasium, South Burlington, 1-4 p.m. $10 for each course. Info, 656-8748.

VerMont syMPHony orcHestra MasterWorks series: eighth blackbird headline the concert with a performance of On the Wire. The orchestra works through Weber’s Euryanthe Overture and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Free preconcert discussion, 7 p.m. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $9-58. Info, 863-5966.

‘tHe Berenstain Bears in faMily Matters: tHe Musical’: The fuzzy storybook clan faces trouble in this imaginative show by Matt Murphy Productions. See calendar spotlight. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 3 p.m. $10-20. Info, 603-646-2422.


singles skate nigHt: Blades carve loops and figure eights into the ice. Preregistration encouraged. Leddy Park Arena, Burlington, 7:45-9:45 p.m. $20 includes rentals, informal instruction and a public skating pass for a future date. Info, 865-7558.

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‘a cHristMas carol’: See FRI.03, 7 p.m.

Banjo WorksHoP: Alaskan fiddler Ken Waldman and his bandmate Andrea Cooper offer strumming tips. Summit School, Montpelier, 3 p.m. $10-25. Info, 917-1186,

‘carnal eMBrace’: See THU.02, 8 p.m. ‘reefer Madness: tHe Musical’: See FRI.03, 7 p.m. ‘saturday nite standuP’: Audience members erupt into laughter as Stowe’s Nita Villarreal shares her raucous routine and emcees. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $10 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.

Bella Voce WoMen’s cHorus of VerMont: “Joyous Sounds of the Season” includes a collection of carols and songs of peace. The Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble and Cantiamo chime in. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. $1518. Info, 879-1218.

‘tHe 25tH annual PutnaM county sPelling Bee’: See THU.02, 7 p.m.

fall Vocal recital: A group performance of song caps a semester of study. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

‘tHe against-alMost-eVerytHing-and-yetfor-soMetHing PossiBilitarian caBaret’: See FRI.03, 8 p.m. ‘tHe toys take oVer cHristMas’: This perennial show by UVM Theatre makes adults and children alike believe in Santa Claus. Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. $8-13. Info, 656-2094.

recorder Playing grouP: Musicians produce early folk and baroque melodies. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 6580030, riPton coMMunity coffeeHouse: Folkster quintet the Parkington Sisters offer vibrant string arrangements and vocal harmonies. Ripton Community House, 7:30 p.m. $3-8. Info, 388-9782.


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tHe festiVal of cHoirs: Ensembles from different religious denominations in the community celebrate the holiday season through song. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Essex, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 488-4290.

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BoB Murray: The memoirist reads from A Chicken Hawk Goes Home and performs songs from two of his albums. Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 728-5509. John & ElliE hilfErty: MontpEliEr: Skiing in the Mad River Valley authors discuss the region’s laid-back lifestyles at a book signing. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 229-0774. John & ElliE hilfErty: StowE: See above listing, Vermont Ski Museum, Stowe, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9911. ‘rEalityfix’: Comedian Jason P. Lorber emcees a story slam, where participants spin true, 5-minute tales about “tradition” to win favor with the judges: the audience. North End Studio, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 863-6713,

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School opEn houSE: Prospective students learn about the college preparatory school through academic, athletic and extracurricular exhibits. Scholarships and financial aid available. Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 862-6521.


‘faith at 45 anD BEyonD’: Community members commemorate the anniversary of the church’s consecration with historic video clips, photo albums and discussion about what’s next over a potluck brunch and cake. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-6764. frEnch convErSation group: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088. JanE auStEn BirthDay tEa: Fans of the author celebrate her 235th year over a sumptuous English afternoon tea and words by Dr. Peter Sabor and Dr. Elain Bander. Hauke Campus Center, Champlain College, Burlington, 2-5 p.m. $5-20; reservations required. Info, 343-2294.

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41St annual Burklyn artS holiDay MarkEt: See SAT.04, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. chriStMaS opEn houSE: History buffs celebrate the holidays over punch at this former stop on the Underground Railroad. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3406, rokeby@ chriStMaS trEE BEnEfit: See SAT.04, noon4 p.m.

chriStMaS at thE farM: See SAT.04, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.

SatEllitE, wEathEr anD cliMatE fair: Educators share their work in science education at this “action research fair.” ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Regular admission, $8.5010.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.

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chriStMaS trEE lighting: Crafts, hot chocolate and cookies set a merry mood for singing with the Colchester Community Chorus and making an evergreen glow. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.

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‘routE 7’ rElEaSE party: Contributing authors read aloud from this Vermont literary journal’s second issue. Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery, Enosburg Falls, 4-6 p.m. Info, 524-9607, magazine@ StorytElling workShop: Alaskan fiddler and poet Ken Waldman imparts tale tips to kids and adults. Summit School, Montpelier, 1 p.m. $10-25. Info, 917-1186,

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fEStival of trEES: See FRI.03, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. hanukkah craftS & gaMES: Visit the Dreidel House for the menorah lighting and a magic show. University Mall, South Burlington, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-7612. holiDay artiSanS’ Bazaar: See THU.02, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. holiDay opEn houSE: Museum collections, crafts and kids’ games augment live music by Kimberly Arnold and edible treats. Milton Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2598, abtempleton2@ comcast.met. intErnational BoutiquE: See SAT.04, 10 a.m.8 p.m.


rEaD to a Dog: See SAT.04, 1-2 p.m. vollEyBall clinic: Young athletes learn to spike it. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 10 to 12; 12:30-3 p.m. for ages 15 to 18. Memorial Hall Gymnasium, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10 a.m. $15. Info, 518-569-5142 or 518-564-4244.


‘a Soulful chriStMaS cElEBration’: The SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir pulls out the fa-la-las for an annual holiday concert featuring urban, traditional, classical and spiritual music. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 4-6 p.m. Call for tickets. Info, 518-565-0145. BElla vocE woMEn’S choruS of vErMont: See SAT.04, 3 p.m. coMMunity chriStMaS concErt: Jolly airs from the Community Chorus and Enosburg Town Band culminate in a silent auction of wreaths to benefit the Enosburg Food Shelf and the opera house. Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 933-6171. ‘glory MontESSori’ BEnEfit concErt: Original indie-rock songs support the Montessori School of Central Vermont. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, 2-4 p.m. $3-5; $15 per family. Info, 223-3320. hanDEl’S ‘MESSiah’: Soloists Marybeth McCaffrey, Amy Frostman, Jason Anderson and Keith Kibler accompany the Rutland Area Chorus in two airings of this baroque-era holiday masterpiece. Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-4301. ‘lESSonS anD carolS for aDvEnt anD chriStMaS’: Jeff Rehbach conducts the Middlebury College Chapel Choir in choral works, congregational singing and biblical texts. Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


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‘a ChristMas Carol’: See FRI.03, 2 p.m. ‘reefer Madness: the MusiCal’: See FRI.03, 2 p.m.

aura healinG CliniC: People receive treatment for and feedback about their personal energy fields. Golden Sun Healing Center, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 922-9090. stronG liVinG exerCise: See THU.02, 8 a.m.


festiVal of trees: Conifers meet wine, hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer at Randolph Garden Club’s benefit for Vermont Tech’s Landscape Development and Ornamental Horticulture scholarship. Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, 6-8 p.m. $25; reservations required. Info, 276-3959. international boutique: See SAT.04, 10 a.m.8 p.m.


infant story hour: Kiddos up to age 2 absorb spoken-word yarns. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 476-7550, aldrichlibrary@


poetry open MiC: Scribes speak in stanzas of their own creation. The Block Gallery, Winooski, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 373-5150.


portrait unVeilinG CereMony: A painting honors the university’s newest distinguished professor, Dr. Alexis Levitin. Feinberg Library. SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 4 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145.

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paJaMa niGht With santa: Families put on their fuzzy flannels to visit Father Christmas for popcorn and a holiday movie. University Mall, South Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. stories With MeGan: Preschoolers ages 2 to 5 expand their imaginations through storytelling, songs and rhymes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. sWanton playGroup: Kids and caregivers squeeze in quality time over imaginative play and snacks. Mary Babcock Elementary School, Swanton, 9:3011 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.


‘a holiday MusiC tour’: Elizabeth Gorevic directs the Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble in a seasonal journey. Stafford Middle School, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $5-7; free to SUNY Plattsburgh students with ID. Info, 518-565-0145. ChaMber enseMbles ConCert: Musicians form trios, quartets and quintets to reproduce classical compositions by Mozart, Beethoven and Boccherini. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.


adult floor hoCkey: Male and female players ages 18 and up work up a sweat with the Greater Burlington Hockey Club. Sports & Fitness Edge, 4 Gauthier Drive, Essex, 6:45-9:45 p.m. $5; sticks provided. Info, 399-2985.


WilliaM J. Mares: The author, retired teacher and singer discusses “Teaching Beekeeping to Coffee Farmers in Central America — With Killer Bees!” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 864-3516.


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@com

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cHildREn’s sToRY HoUR: Two- to 5-year-olds tune in for audible prose. aldrich Public library, Barre, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 476-7550, aldrich

RoUndTablE discUssion sERiEs: a local expert helps small business owners protect their intellectual capital with patents, copyrights and more. a holiday mixer follows. Office Squared, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 951-6762.

cREaTivE TUEsdaYs: artists engage their imaginations with recycled crafts. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.



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dRoP-in HolidaY sToRY TimE: Traditional and new fables focus on the snow season. Burnham Memorial library, colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. faiRfax sToRY HoUR: Songs, tales and crafts captivate kiddos. Fairfax community library, 9:3010:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. kids’ sToRY HoUR: literature hounds show up for tall tales. Kids under 3 meet at 10 a.m.; ages 3 to 5 meet at 10:30 a.m. east Barre Branch library, Barre, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 476-5118. mUsic wiTH RobERT: The host of a weekly folk and world-music show on VPr explores tunes with music lovers of all ages. Fletcher Free library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

‘gifT oR no gifT’: There may not be a bevy of “suitcase girls,” but randomly chosen shoppers over 18 can compete for up to $1000. registration begins at 5:30 p.m.; games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In front of IHOP, University Mall, South Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11.

PaREnT/cHild PaPER cRafT woRksHoP: artistic teams craft covered journals and gift cards. Preregister. Fairfax community library, 6 p.m. $6. Info, 849-2420,

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

sT. albans PlaYgRoUP: creative activities and storytelling engage the mind. St. luke’s church, St. albans, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

RUg Hooking & kniTTing ciRclE: experienced and novice needleworkers present their looped creations, swap ideas and indulge in textile camaraderie. Briggs carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

sToRY HoUR: Tales and picture books catch the attention of little tykes. dorothy alling Memorial library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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linda RadTkE: The musician gives a costumed rundown of major state benchmarks in “Vermont History Through Song.” Williamstown Historical Society, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 476-8523.

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‘mEssiaH’ sing-along: Burlington choral Society soloists accent a community’s informal production of Handel’s famous oratorio. college Street congregational church, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5919. noonTimE concERT sERiEs: The UVM catamount Singers vocalize winter-themed choir works. St. Paul’s cathedral, Burlington, 12:15-1 p.m. Free. Info, 864-0471,

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bRown bag lUncH sERiEs: The center on aging at UVM hosts speakers nick danigelis and Fred Fengler in a talk about “Social exchange and Staffing With Volunteers: The case of HomeShare Vermont.” Memorial lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 6564220,

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‘iT’s a wondERfUl lifE’: Five capable actors and a busy sound-effects whiz bring Frank capra’s classic holiday story to life as a radio broadcast performed in front of a live audience. Montpelier city Hall auditorium, 7 p.m. $10-15; free for children under 12 with paying adult. Info, 229-0492.



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‘WEathEriziNg your homE: from toP to Bottom’: Homeowners with heating bills breaking the budget take steps toward renewable energy in a two-part program. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 385-1911.


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BurLiNgtoN ski & outiNg cLuB: sEasoN kickoff Party: Skiers, snowshoers, hikers, bikers, paddlers and other open-air adventurers meet peers. Zen Gardens, South Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free; $10 to join club. Info, 434-7647. itaLiaN coNVErsatioN grouP: Parla Italiano? A native speaker leads a language practice for all ages and abilities. Room 101, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3869. kNit Night: Crafty needleworkers (crocheters, too) share their talents and company as they give yarn a makeover. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


oshEr LifELoNg LEarNiNg iNstitutE fiLm sEriEs: A “meals on reels”-themed sequence screens Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman. Savoy Theater, Montpelier, 10 a.m. $5 donation. Info, 454-4675.

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aDELshEim ViNEyarD WiNE DiNNEr: David Adelsheim, cofounder of this Willamette Valley winery, discusses his vision and his wines over supper. Hen of the Wood at the Grist MIll, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. $130 includes tax and tip. Info, 244-7300. caNDy caNE-makiNg DEmo: See WED.01, 11 a.m. chocoLatE-DiPPiNg DEmo: See WED.01, 2 p.m.


iNtErNatioNaL BoutiquE: See SAT.04, 10 a.m.8 p.m.


4-h suPEr sciENcE: See WED.01, 3:30-5 p.m. ENosBurg PLaygrouP: See WED.01, 9-11 a.m. fairfax PLaygrouP: See WED.01, 10-11 a.m. highgatE story hour: See WED.01, 10-11 a.m. homEschooL WEDNEsDays: Out-of-classroom learners ages 6 to 12 explore museum exhibits while learning about the impact of farming on Vermont’s landscape and economy. Preregistration suggested. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. $3-5. Info, 828-2180. moNtgomEry story hour: See WED.01, 10-11 a.m. moViNg & grooViNg With christiNE: See WED.01, 11-11:30 a.m. music for PrEschooLErs: See WED.01, 12:30-1 p.m. story timE With mrs. cLaus: See WED.01, 6:30 p.m. thE gLoBaL ViLLagE: See WED.01, 10-11 a.m.


amatEur musiciaNs orchEstra: Director Daniel Bruce oversees a winter concert of Rossini, Smetana, Brahms and Tchaikovsky compositions. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 839-9067. Jazz VocaL ENsEmBLE & comBo: Smooth tunes fill an end-of-semester program. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776. JohNsoN statE coLLEgE music ENsEmBLEs: Student-operated funk/fusion, jazz, Afro-Caribbean and percussion ensembles bring down the house in a semester’s-end concert. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1476. suNy PLattsBurgh guitar stuDio & ENsEmBLE coNcErt: Michael Angelo Fratino directs this student music group. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243. VaLLEy Night: Phineas Gage perform “grassicana” ditties. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.


LiNDa ELLiott & JohN schmELtzEr: Speakers from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources discuss the cleanup at the now-closed Vermont Asbestos Group Mine in Eden. Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327. ‘thE rEBirth of thE Light’: A PowerPoint presentation illuminates the Gnostic perspective of Christmas. 6 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, vermont@goldenrosy


‘it’s a WoNDErfuL LifE’: See TUE.07, 7 p.m. ‘riNgiNg DoWN thE curtaiN’: Emerging performers showcase selected theater and dance works from the semester. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243. ‘WiNtEr taLEs’: Audience members sip hot cider while Vermont Stage actors deliver stories, songs and poems celebrating the cold season. See calendar spotlight. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $24.30-55. Info, 863-5966.


‘you comE, too’: Spend fall considering the words of selected British poets through readings and discussion. Vermont Humanities Council, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 262-2626, ext. 304. m


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bodywork EXPLORATION IN MOVEMENT 14 CEU: Jan. 8 & 9, 2011, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $245/14 CEUs ($225 if paid by Dec. 18; call about riskfree introductory fee. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, Burlington. Info: Dianne Swafford, 802-7341121, swaffordperson@hotmail. com. Ortho-Bionomy: Participants will learn to recognize and palpate patterns of joint and muscle movement in order to facilitate increased range of motion and promote a general sense of well-being in the body. Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, deeply effective, noninvasive body therapy, which is effective with both acute and chronic conditions and is used to reduce tension and improve structural alignment.

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cooking FOOD SAFETY COURSES & WAITSTAFF WORKSHOP: Classes start Dec. 28 & Jan. 18. Location: Training to Excel, Brandon. Info: Norm Milot, 802-247-0098, info@, www.train ServSafe Manager Certification Examination: Best for interested professionals, proprietors, chefs and managers. Food Safety and Protection Essentials: Ideal for part- and full-time food service industry associates. Food Safety Best Practices for Households: Great for home chefs, bakers, seniors, students and homemakers. Waitstaff Dining Service Workshops and/or Refresher: Workshop now forming for January 2011. Services: Pre-Board of Health Inspection “Fresh Eyes Walk-Through”: Improve your score. Catering and special events planner/ liaison for individuals, consultant for food services.

craft LEARN THE BASICS OF BEADING TO CREATE GIFTS W/ A PERSONAL TOUCH: Thu., Dec. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Gardener’s Supply,

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, kevin@firststep, www.FirstStepDance. com. Beginning classes repeat each month, and intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and dance! BURLINGTON’S BEST SALSA: DAVID LARSON & SOUTH END STUDIO: Burlington’s newest (& nicest) place to dance. Next class series begins Dec. 2. Thu. nights, 7-8 p.m: Basic Salsa, a great way to meet new people & get started. 8-9 p.m.: Intermediate Level 1, incredible ladies styling & some cool turning combinations w/ Shannon. All classes run on a 4-week series. No classes Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day). Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., near Lake Champlain Chocolates, just behind New World Tortilla, Burlington. Info: Sabrina, 802-5400044, www.southendstudiovt. com. Grand opening of new salsa dance club The Copacabana Room, Downtown Marriott Hotel, Burlington (TBA). Did you know that David Larson was the first salsa dance teacher to open a salsa school in Burlington (1999)? He has performed for Burlington’s Latino Festival since 2000 and was a finalist at the Extreme Salsa Dance Championships live on ESPN/Montreal Salsa Congress. CREATIVE EXPRESSION GROUP: Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., 372 (Winooski River Falls, Chace Mill, top floor in the back), Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-8633369,, Sometimes, something remarkable happens: Moments of connection with a deeper and more real self. Join this small group of inquisitive artists, writers, dancers and teachers to explore your own body’s map of symbolic meanings and movement patterns, and discover how to recognize the meaning of movement. Please call for scheduling.


LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info:, 802-8607501. 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.

gardening MASTER GARDENER 2011 COURSE: Feb. 1-Apr. 26, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $365/incl. Sustainable Gardening book. Noncredit course. Location: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Montpelier, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, C Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Junction & Williston, M Burlington. Info: 802-656-9562,, www. Y Learn how to create a healthy and sustainable CM home landscape. A wide variety of MY horticultural topics are covered: fruit and vegetable production, flower CY gardening, botany, soil fertility, plant pests, disease management, healthyCMY lawns, invasive plants, and more! UVM faculty experts focus on garden-K ing in Vermont! STONE WALL WORKSHOP: Cost: $100/1-day workshop. Location: Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Falls Rd., Hinesburg. Info: Queen City Soil & stone, Charley MacMartin, 802-318-2411,, Introductory stone wall workshop for homeowners and tradespeople promotes the beauty and integrity of stone. One-day workshop focuses on the basic techniques for creating drylaid walls with special emphasis on stone native to Vermont. Upcoming dates include January 8 with additional dates through March. Space limited; gift certificates available.


ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center has the perfect gift giving idea! Buy an annual membership to ECHO and ECHO will give an equally valued membership to a needy Vermont family via our partners at more than 36 social services agencies. The “You Give. We Give” program removes economic and social barriers so that more Vermonters can explore and learn about the Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunity for stewardship of Lake Champlain.

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FAMILY SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Dec. 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $18/2hour fun-filled workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-8654372,, www. Do you wish for a family solstice celebration that’s joyful and meaningful? Melanie and her family have collected songs, stories, rituals, activities and other wonderful ideas to share. Join us for an evening of honoring the season of the Earth and the light filled with love that we each share.


DROP-IN: TADPOLE PRESCHOOL: Tue. & Fri., Jan. 11-May 27 (no class Mar. 1), 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $6/ parent/child pair, $3/per additional sibling, $5/BCA members. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for 6 drop-in classes. $25/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Introduce 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

Call 802-865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online.


DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802598-1077, 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!


DROP IN: LIFE DRAWING FOR ADULTS (16+): Mon., Jan. 10-May 23 (no class Jan. 17, Feb. 21), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $8/nonmembers, $7/ 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 drop-in card and get the sixth visit for free!

clay, create collages, paint murals and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. No registration necessary. Ages 3-5.

Workshops will be held simultaneously at both Garden Centers. Info: 802-660-3505, www.gardenerssup Registration is free. Additional costs apply for supplies based on the project. Seating is limited. Please call to register.






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HOLIDAY INCENSE, TEA & SPICES: Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hour hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-865-4372, info@purple, www.purpleshut Holiday gift problems? Learn how to create inviting incense, stick and cone. You’ll make a decorative hanging spice ornament that can be used for cooking. Then formulate an exotic spiced tea for good health and taste. You’ll go home with your own handmade goodies and lots of gift-making ideas! WELLNESS IN A PILLOW: Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $20/1.5-hour hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-865-4372, info@, www.purple A wellness pillow is a wonderful way to deal with allergies, insomnia, menopausal symptoms, muscular pain, headaches and many more ailments. Laura will discuss various herb combinations useful to treat common personal health issues. Everyone will formulate his/her own herbal blend to create his/ her own wellness pillow. WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wisdom of the Herbs Certification Program begins April 23-24, 2011, & runs 1 weekend a mo. through Nov. We are currently interviewing for this program. Wild Edibles Spring Term will be held May 8, Jun. 5 & Jul. 10. Plan ahead & apply now for VSAC nondegree grant for 2011 programs while funds are plentiful. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 802-456-8122, annie@, www.wisdomoftheherbsschool. com. Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local, wild, edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.


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LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 802-5851025, spanishparavos@gmail. com, www.spanishwaterbury Improve your opportunities in a changing world. We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, teens and children. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. See our website for complete information, or contact us for details.

martial arts AIKIDO: Adult introductory classes meet on Tue. & Thu. at 6:45 p.m. Classes for adults, children (ages 5-12) & teenagers meet 7 days/week. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal and Light), Burlington. Info: 802-951-8900, burling Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/ staff arts and knife defense. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. AIKIDO: Tue.-Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m.; & Sun., 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 802-862-9785, www. Practice the graceful martial art of Aikido in a safe, supportive environment. Aikido training teaches body and spirit together, promoting physical flexibility and flowing movement, martial awareness with compassionate connection, respect for others and confidence in oneself. Visitors are always welcome in the dojo! 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@bjju, Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and self-confidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian JiuJitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian JiuJitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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.

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! NATURAL BODIES PILATES: Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 1 Mill St., 372 (Winooski River Falls, Chace Mill, top floor), Burlington. Info: 802-863-3369, lucille@naturalbodiespilates. com, What do legendary choreographers George Balanchine, Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, Ted Shawn and Hanya Holm have in common?* Bring a friend for a free 15-minute session on the Reformer, and save 20% now through Dec. 24 on private Pilates packages and gift certificates. Call today! *It’s Pilates exercise!



REIKI LEVEL 2 (USUI): Cost: $195/Sat., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Location: Rising Sun Healing Center, 35 King St., #7, Burlington. Info: Chris Hanna, 802-881-1866, chris@, www. Reiki 2 attunement. Three symbols. Learn distant healing, beaming, empowering goals and how to begin a Reiki practice. Reiki 1, Saturday, January 8, 9:30-5:30, $175. Receive attunement that allows you to give Reiki to yourself and others. Advanced Reiki Training, Sunday, December 19, 9:30 a.m.5:00 p.m., $225. Another symbol, attunemet, Reiki grid.

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:

SHODEN REIKI I: Dec. 4-5, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Cost: $110/12-hr. class. Location: HeartSong Reiki, Stockbridge. Info: HeartSong Reiki, Kelly McDermott-Burns, 802-746-8834, kelly@heartson, www.heartsongreiki. com. This class is the foundation for self-care and personal development. We will discuss history, Reiki precepts, Japanese energy system and meditations. Students will learn basic hand positions for self-care and for treating family. Four

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Sewing ClaSSeS at nido: Nov. 18-Dec. 31. Location: nido, 209 College St., Burlington. Info: nido, nido, 802-881-0068,, Fall sewing classes continue at nido! stitch up a cute new top, a fabulous bag or a sassy dress with a perfect fit. Whether you are new to sewing or just looking to learn a few new tricks, nido has something for everyone on the schedule this season.

shamanism intro to ShamaniC Journeying: Dec. 4, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Cost: $50/5-hr. class. Location: Shaman’s Flame, Stowe. Info: Sarah Finlay & Peter Clark, 802-253-7846,, www. experiential workshop includes shamanic cosmology, shamanic journeying. Meet spirit guides, find your seat of power and begin to walk the path of self-empowerment. learn about divination and basic forms of shamanic healing. Discover the great relevance of this ancient spiritual practice. expand your consciousness, learn of integrative spiritual healing.

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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. yang-Style tai Chi: Beginning Oct. 6. Beginner’s class, Wed., 5:30-6:50 p.m. $125 for 8 classes. All levels on Sat., 8:159:45 a.m. $16/class. Monthly: $60/1 class per week, $115/2 classes per week. 3 calendar mos.: $160/1 class per week, $275/2 classes per week. Cost: $16/single class, $160/3 calendar mos. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, 187 St. Paul St. #5, Burlington. Info: 802-318-6238. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art that combines deep breathing and graceful movements to produce the valuable effects of relaxation, improved concentration, improved balance, a decrease in blood pressure and ease in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Brought to you by Vermont Tai chi academy and Healing center. Janet Makaris, instructor.


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laughing river yoga: Daily sterling silver jewelry & whimsical gifts Prices do not include 6% VT sales tax. yoga classes & monthly yoga workshops. $13 drop in; $110 for 10 classes. By-donation classes Open Daily Mon.-Fri. at 9 a.m. & Tue./Thu. 7:30-5pm at 7:30 p.m. Location: Laughing Open Daily 11-6 • Rt, 15 • Johnson River Yoga, 1 Mill St., Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: (802)635-8393 • Laughing River Yoga, 802-343800-253-4SKI All sales final. 8119, emily@laughingriveryoga. com, www.laughingriveryoga. com. Yoga studio now open downstairs in the chace Mill. 12v-zoeskaleidoscope120110.indd 1 11/29/1012v-stowemtn112410.indd 1:52 PM 1 11/15/10 10:54 AM experienced and compassionate teachers offer Kripalu, Jivamukti, Vajra, Flow, Restorative and DJ Yoga Flow. educate yourself with FLYNN monthly workshops and class FAMILY series. lots of light. Gorgeous floors. Parking. all levels welFAVORITE come! come and deepen your understanding of who you are.


vigorouS yoga & Shamatha: Join Annelies Smith Sat., Dec. 11, 3:30-6:00 p.m. Cost: $30/ class. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., suite 372 (top floor dance studio, Chace Mill), Burlington Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-8633369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, Yoga is said to be a practice that opens the body so that one can easily rest in shamatha, or calm abiding meditation. We will open with an extended vigorous and reflective yoga session, and proceed with meditation instruction and shamatha, followed by discussion and closure.

yoga vermont: Location: Yoga Vermont, 113 Church St., 4th floor, Burlington. Info: 802-2380594, church st. studio gift certificates are in! ashtanga, Vinyasa, gentle, yoga teacher training. yoga at burlington danCeS: Cost: $110/10-class card. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., #372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Burlington Dances, 802-863-3369, info@, enjoy the full afternoon light and resonant sound in this calm and centered studio. Discover dynamic flow and relaxation for a state of balance within. Julie Peoples-clark guides students though a fusion of Pilates and yoga in the beautiful upstairs dance studio in chace Mill at the Winooski River Falls. m

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woodworking intenSive: Jan. 30-Apr. 15. Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 Rte. 100, Warren. Info: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Monica DiGiovanni, 802496-5545, monica@yestermor, www.yestermorrow. org. Yestermorrow’s 11-week Woodworking Intensive program is designed to give amateurs and aspiring professionals a solid grounding in woodworking and furniture-making techniques, led by Yestermorrow’s nationally recognized faculty. skills learned in the intensive program include design and drafting, wood selection and preparation, joinery, traditional hand skills, sharpening, power-tool techniques, and finishing.


make your own holiday gift: Dec. 11, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $65/members, $80/ nonmembers, $20/materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 802-985-3648, info@shelburne, www.shelburne Why buy a gift when you can make your own? In this one-day workshop, students will create handmade sterling jewelry to bring home as a holiday gift for yourself or others.

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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.

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t’s Wednesday night in Burlington, and an unlikely combination of musicians is playing at Radio Bean. Two cellists, a bassist, two trumpeters and an acoustic guitarist all face each other, engaged in a musical chase — running, swerving, interjecting, waiting, reacting, joining, separating. Then the music is quiet and open. Calm. Everyone recedes until only Arthur Brooks is playing, his trumpet speaking softly and serenely. Anthony Santor watches Brooks, then begins to finger a delicate repeating pattern, leaning over his bass. Cellist Polly Vanderputten bows a skittering, dissonant pair of notes while her husband and fellow cellist, Nelson Caldwell, listens. Michael Chorney introduces a funky, muted riff on his old Gibson, keeping to the background. Barry Ries holds his trumpet to his lips, listening and waiting. This is Ensemble V. They’ve held down a Wednesday-night residency at

the Bean for a few years now. They attract an expanding and contracting following of fans, loved ones and the merely curious. While the band has a regular core of six players, they sometimes welcome a visitor and meet up even if a few band members can’t make the gig. There is only one real constant for Ensemble V: no written or prepared music. Everything is created in the moment, born from the chemistry of the musicians and their experiences. “I don’t write for Ensemble V. There’s no need,” says Brooks over a hot toddy at the low-lit restaurant ¡Duino! (Duende), adjacent to Radio Bean. “Everybody’s a leader. And everybody has big ears. We find ourselves in areas that I would like to take home and develop and write, but I wouldn’t want to limit what we’re going to do.” Though Brooks is technically the leader and creator — or perhaps curator — of Ensemble V, he emphasizes that the


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band is a democracy: Anyone can start a piece or invite a respected colleague to sit in. And while Brooks reserves the right to tap a newcomer on the shoulder if what that musician is playing doesn’t make the cut, he’s never had to do it. Brooks’ calm patience comes from more than 40 years as a professional musician and more than 30 as a teacher. He grew up in Princeton, N.J., and attended Antioch College, where he studied music with John Ronsheim. It was Ronsheim who introduced Brooks to the music of Cecil Taylor, the pianist and free-jazz pioneer who had been Ronsheim’s roommate at the New England Conservatory of Music. “He had this album called Conquistador! and it had Bill Dixon on it,” Brooks remembers, referring to the trumpeter and teacher who would become his mentor. “And I’d never heard trumpet played that way. I said, ‘This is it.’” Thus began Brooks’ personal odyssey. “I was looking for something that didn’t have to be so consciously right here,” Brooks explains, pointing to his temple. “I didn’t want the canon to have to be in the back of my mind when I play. When I heard Cecil play and Bill play, it was gone. Yet everything was there. Only it had evolved into this new thing.” That “new thing” was known in the late 1960s as the “new music,” an outgrowth of jazz that included elements of contemporary classical music along with group improvisation. Among its champions were musicians and composers such as Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Bill Dixon. Brooks wanted to study with Dixon and learned that he was teaching at Bennington College. After graduating from Antioch in 1970, Brooks and some friends moved to Boston and started gigging as the Boston Art Ensemble. And he began to make the pilgrimage to Vermont once a month for a lesson with Dixon. “When I started working and studying with Bill, I realized that, yes, there’s quite a bit of freedom [in the music],” recalls Brooks. “But to be free takes a lot of hard work.” After a few years of lessons, Brooks was ready to get serious. He wanted to move to Bennington and study with Dixon as often as possible. Dixon was starting the Black Music Division at Bennington and offered Brooks a job as a teaching assistant. He accepted, fell in love with teaching and stayed at the college, learning from and working with Dixon for more than 25 years.

Ensemble V was born in Bennington. Each instructor working with Dixon was given an ensemble; each was numbered. They served as working groups for which each instructor could write and develop his professional work. In 1977, Brooks and Ensemble V recorded an LP of a two-part composition he called Nightcaller. That year Brooks was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ensemble V has been the embodiment of Brooks’ ever-evolving personal aesthetic ever since. But it was Michael Chorney who helped bring the newest incarnation to life. In 1988, Penny Campbell, a dance professor at Middlebury College, introduced Brooks to Chorney. They had both been asked to contribute to a program incorporating improvisational music and dance. The two struck up a friendship and worked together occasionally over the years, always in improv settings. Nearly 20 years later, Chorney suggested to Brooks that they start playing gigs at Radio Bean. “Arthur had moved to the area in 2004 or so, and I really wanted to explore what we could do with trumpet, acoustic guitar and drums,” says Chorney. He also wanted the public to be aware of Brooks’ work. “Arthur’s a singular artist. I thought, Here’s this genius guy, let’s get him out there.” Brooks agreed. Over the years original drummer PJ Davidian became less a presence while Vanderputten, Caldwell and Santor became regulars. The newest addition is Ries, who moved to Winooski only a year or so ago and has played with Horace Silver, Lionel Hampton and Joe Lovano. In addition to their Radio Bean residency, Ensemble V has played at the FlynnSpace and as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. And though he’s starting to plan a few forays outside of town, Brooks knows it can be tough to tour — especially for this type of music. “Twenty or 30 years ago, I just wanted the music to be heard,” Brooks says. “I would sleep in the car just to have a gig. But down here we just play. I don’t need to prove anything. And, for me, this is kind of nice.” 

Ensemble V play every Wednesday at Radio Bean in Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Donations.



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newborn. Or a Christmas album by Crash Test Dummies. Shaking my daze, I returned the CD to the table and wandered back into the crowd, just as the Dummies announced the remainder of the show would be all requests. Before the last syllable had left lead singer BRAD ROBERTS’ lips, I found myself screaming, over and over, “‘Jingle Bells!’ I want ‘Jingle Bells’!” Dead silence. Roberts looked up from his mic. In his unmistakable basso profundo he asked, “OK. Who’s the fucking asshole that wants to hear ‘Jingle Bells’?” I remember feeling as though the entire room had stopped and turned their heads in my direction. A small child may have pointed at me in blank horror. As I meekly raised my hand, my eyes met Roberts’ cold stare. He nodded grimly. “Merry Christmas,” he said, before launching into the song — the CTD version of which is in a minor key and has Roberts singing the melody roughly two octaves below what anyone else would choose/be able to. It was glorious. We hung out with the band for a bit after the show and found them to be thoroughly delightful in that impossibly wholesome way only western Canadians can be. I apologized for calling out “Jingle Bells.” He again called me an asshole, joking … I think. In either case, it was pretty cool. I bring this up not to reminisce about rubbing elbows with minor mid1990s alt-rock stars, but more as a cautionary tale. CTD will make two VT stops this week: Sunday at the Higher Ground Ballroom and Tuesday at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction. Should you go, think good and hard about clamoring for Christmas carols, lest you, too, be called an a-hole by a Canadian folk rocker. And


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my top five favorite bands. The others: WILCO, OLD 97’S, THE JAYHAWKS and TOM WAITS (perennially). In fact, Clem Snide’s Your Favorite Music still ranks among my all-time favorite sad-bastard albums. In other words, I was more excited about this show than any other in the band’s thenbrief history. Sadly, Mother Nature was not on our side. The storm that had already buried the city under several feet of snow had not yet relented, despite projections to the contrary. And it was still causing major problems farther south. Clem Snide, traveling from Boston where they had played the night before, were stuck. Damn you, TOM MESSNER, er, Nature. Back in Burlington, Crash Test Dummies had played Metronome the previous night and were also snowed in. That afternoon a call came in from the club saying the Dummies were

considering throwing a charity show and wondered if we still wanted to play. Hoo, boy. Now, nothing against CTD, but going from opening for personal idols to playing a free show with the guys who did “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” back when I was a sophomore in high school was, well, a less-thaninspiring consolation. Still, for a young band, a gig is a gig. We agreed. The show actually went well, especially considering the blizzard. We played to a pretty full room and, in lieu of money, were given a healthy supply of booze in the “green room” — aka the supply-closet-size space behind the stage. Good times. After our set, we dispersed into the crowd to talk to friends, attempt to pick up groupies, etc. That’s when I happened by the merch table. Hidden among the stacks of T-shirts, posters and copies of God Shuffled His Feet, I found something so strange, so wondrously, blessedly awful that I wouldn’t have believed it existed if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes: Jingle All the Way… the Crash Test Dummies’ Christmas album. I was transfixed. I held it ever so lightly in my hands, awestruck, as if it were a


OK, kids. Gather ’round. It’s story time. Some of you may know that in a former life I played in a local alt-country band called THE MIDDLE EIGHT. Not to toot my own horn, but we were pretty good. We weren’t, like, blow-yer-mind, UNCLE TUPELO good. But you would have paid to see us — and a few of you probably did. Though we had designs on bigger and better stages outside of Burlington, as so many promising local bands do, we fizzled out before we could really make noise beyond the Queen City. However, also like many Burlington bands, we were afforded some cool opportunities thanks to being a relatively big fish in a small pond. It led to playing with some national bands along the way and, more importantly, made for some great stories. I’d like to share one with you now, which I’ve dubbed, “The Time the Guy From CRASH TEST DUMMIES Called Me a Fucking Asshole.” Clever title, no? It was a brutally cold, stormy midwinter day in Burlington. That night, the Middle Eight were scheduled to play one of our biggest gigs ever, opening for CLEM SNIDE at Club Metronome. But the night before, a monster nor’easter had walloped the region and pretty much shut down the Eastern Seaboard. At the time (2004ish), Clem Snide were among



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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Langhorne Slim, Ryan Lauder (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $10/12. AA.

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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+.

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


THE MONKEY HOUSE: Beat Vision with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1.

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NECTAR'S: The Day's Weight (roots), 9 p.m., Free.

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ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Paydirt (bluegrass), 7 p.m.,

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RADIO BEAN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free.


RED SQUARE: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Carol Ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.


BIG PICTURE THEATER & CAFÉ: Valley Night with Scott Forrest (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free.

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GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Open Mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: String Fingers (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Donations.

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BAR ANTIDOTE: Grant/Black (alt-blues), 8 p.m., Free. Josh Brooks (rock), 8 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Karaoke with Let It Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

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BEE'S KNEES: Max Weaver & Friends (country), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE BREWSKI: Comedy Night with Andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free.

LIFT: Get LiFTed with DJs Nastee & Dakota (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free.


THE MONKEY HOUSE: Tribe of Light, Tommy Alexander (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

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OLIVE RIDLEY'S: Adirondack Jazz Orchestra (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.

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1/2 LOUNGE: Bob Wagner (rock), 7 p.m., Free. Harder They Come with DJ Darcie and Chris Pattison (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. BACKSTAGE PUB: Open Mic with Jess & Jeff, 8 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: Dead Sessions (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $7/10. FRANNY O'S: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. THE GREEN ROOM: DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. HALVORSON'S UPSTREET CAFÉ: Friends of Joe with Dave Grippo & Friends (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Enter the Haggis, Adam Ezra (Celtic-rock), 7:30 p.m., $12. AA. LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Ellen Powell & Friends (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

NECTAR'S: Bluegrass Thursdays with Shady Alley (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. NIGHTCRAWLERS: Karaoke with Steve LeClair, 7 p.m., Free. O'BRIEN'S IRISH PUB: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free. ONE PEPPER GRILL: Karaoke, 8 p.m., Free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., Free. PARIMA ACOUSTIC LOUNGE: Burgundy Thursdays with Joe Adler, Brett Hughes, Kevein Kreenblott, Matt Wolfe (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $3. RADIO BEAN: Jazz Sessions (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 9 p.m., Free. The Unbearable Light Cabaret (eclectic), 10 p.m., $3. RASPUTIN'S: 101 Thursdays with Pres & DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. RED SQUARE: Selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: Longford Row (Irish), 8 p.m., Free.


GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Kris Gruen with Barnaby Bright (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Donations. NUTTY STEPH'S: Bacon Thursdays with Noble Savage (electro), 10 p.m., Free. PURPLE MOON PUB: Open Mic with 440hz, 8 p.m., Free. SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN: Open Mic, 7 p.m., Free. DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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51 MAIN: Dead Technology Show (eclectic), 6 p.m., Free. Verbal Onslaught (poetry), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: ITR @ OTR with Mia Adams & Friends (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


BEE'S KNEES: Shrimp (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE BREWSKI: Sam Solo (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Live Jazz, 8 p.m., Free. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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then do it anyway, cuz it was great. Happy holidays!


The big news this week concerns none other than resident wranglers of thunder and lightning, psychedelic garage rockers THE VACANT LOTS. According to a recent missive from guitarist/lightningeer JARED ARTAUD, the duo has just signed on with Brooklynbased indie label Mexican Summer. You may remember that particular hip-as-hell imprint for bringing you such thoroughly kickass bands as DUNGEN, BEST COAST, THE BLACK RYDER and, now, the Vacant Lots. Congrats, gents. And on a personal note, apologies to drummer BRYAN MACFADYEN for not recognizing him at the grocery store the other day. The new haircut looks good, man! In other local-bandmaking-waves-outsidethe-Burlington-bubble news, swingin’ garage-pop outfit PERSIAN CLAWS recently showed up on not one, not two, but three international



comps. The first is a limitededition vinyl called Whiskey, Girls and Pasta — I like it already! — released by Mexico’s Mùsica Para Locos label, and features songs by female-fronted bands from all over the world, including the Claws’ “Ghostified.” The second comes to us by way of UK label Dead By Mono Records, called No Way Out! 20 of Finest Garage Gems From the Round the World, and features 20 of the finest gar … well, y’know. In other Claws news, vocalist DEBORAH TROIANO and guitarist BILL MULLINS are interviewed in the upcoming issue of Vancouver’s Mongrel Zine, which comes complete with yet another comp, this time featuring the Claws’ song “You’re Gonna Leave.” Band Name of the Week: THE UNBEARABLE LIGHT

CABARET. OK. I’m kinda cheating on BNOTW this week since I generally focus on nonlocal or newer bands in this segment. But the eclectic local collective is a lot of fun, and until furthur

The Vacant Lots

notice they’ll be taking over the Thursday-night jazz residency at Radio Bean recently vacated by ANTHONY SANTOR. Wednesday, December 8, marks the 30-year anniversary of the night JOHN LENNON was murdered. Obviously, there will be no shortage of tribute concerts to the late, great Beatle that night. And that includes in Burlington, where local songwriters AARON FLINN, JOSHUA GLASS and SCOTT MANGAN host a star-studded local bash at Parima in the slain genius’ honor. Kids love the indie rock. Believe it or not, nowhere

is that more true than in Montpelier, where kids — literally, kids — love the indie rock, and their parents are making damn sure of 12v-nectars120110.indd 1 11/29/10 it. Case in point, the KRIS GRUEN-led all-star outfit the GLORY MONTESSORI. The ninepiece indie-rock ensemble features parents of students OUR COMMUNITY from Mont-P’s Montessori IS PART OF THE School of Central Vermont WORLD COMMUNITY. playing tunes written by certified grown-ups Gruen HELP US DEVELOP A VACCINE and ELIZABETH MANDELL, but FOR DENGUE FEVER that are aimed, specifically, at Outpatient kids. But trust me, these kids (songs) are alright. Catch Clinical ’em at the Montessori school Research Study benefit show at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel this Sunday. And, yes, there is a bake sale. 



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BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free.

MATTERHORN: The Heavy Pets (rock), 9 p.m., $8.

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

RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

roll. And he saw what he had made and

THE GREEN ROOM: DJ Big Kat (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


thought, Say, God. That’s some pretty

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Railroad Earth, Barefoot Truth (jam), 8:30 p.m., $20. AA.

crazy shit. Sadly, the years that followed

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: First Friday with Sisterfunk, DJs Precious & Llu (funk, electronica), 8 p.m., $5. AA.

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BOOM CHICK. Wise men (and women)

should catch the band’s hard-charging,


RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Stavros (house), 9 p.m., $3. REGULAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION: The Adams (rock), 7 p.m., Free. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: DJ Johnny Utah (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Left Eye Jump (blues), 9 p.m., Free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Sarah Blacker, Dick Derry (acoustic), 8 p.m., $5 donation.

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GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Laci Harmon (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Donations. Heather Maloney (acoustic), 8 p.m., Donations. Jeanne & the Hi-Tops (soul), 10 p.m., Donations. POSITIVE PIE 2: Dance Hall Reggae (reggae), 10:30 p.m., $5. 18+. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Live DJ, 9:30 p.m., Free. DJ Slim Pknz All Request Dance Party (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

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MONOPOLE: Peacock Tunes & Trivia, 5 p.m., Free. Trinity Park (rock), 10 p.m., Free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Gary Peacock (singersongwriter), 10 p.m., Free.


RADIO BEAN: Joshe Henry, Son of Salami (experimental pop), 9 p.m., Free. The Medicinals, The Move It Move It (funk, bluegrass), 10 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE: Kyle the Rider (country), 6 p.m., Free. The Alchemystics (rock), 9 p.m., $5. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.

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ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Growlers (blues), 5 p.m., Free. Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

RASPUTIN'S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3.

10 A.M.-5 P.M.

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.

ONE PEPPER GRILL: Kevin Greenblott and Seth Whittier (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.

PARIMA MAIN STAGE: The Sarah Jane Wilson Band (rock), 8:30 p.m., $2.



NIGHTCRAWLERS: Area 51 (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

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NECTAR'S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Kung Fu, Love In Stockholm (funk), 9 p.m., $5.

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THE MONKEY HOUSE: Teleport, Sunset Hearts (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

PARIMA ACOUSTIC LOUNGE: Kelly Ravin (roots), 10 p.m., $5.

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

International dance and music

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

TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB: Karaoke Night with Sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.


burlington area

1/2 LOUNGE: Brett Hughes (cosmo-rural), 7 p.m., Free. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free.

SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN: The Dog Catchers (rock), 9 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: The Glengarry Bhoys (Irish), 8 p.m., $25.

champlain valley

51 MAIN: Audrey & the Uke (folk), 7 p.m., Free. Bread & Bones (folk), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: Gordon Stone, Matt Schrag and Matt Santosusso (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


MONOPOLE: High Peaks (rock), 10 p.m., Free. OLIVE RIDLEY'S: Benjamin Bright (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Party Wolf (rock), 10 p.m., Free.


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1/2 LOUNGE: Michael Pauly (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. 242 MAIN: Draize, Fight Back, Crucial Times (hardcore), 7 p.m., $7. AA. BACKSTAGE PUB: Smokin' Gun (rock), 9 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. FRANNY O'S: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. THE GREEN ROOM: Bonjour-Hi! presents Craig Mitchell and Manny Ward (house), 10 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Donovan Frankenreiter, Ximena Sarinana (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $17/18. AA. JP'S PUB: Dave Harrison's Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. THE MONKEY HOUSE: The Willoughbys (folk), 5 p.m., Free. Boom Chick, Pooloop, An Unkindness of Ravens (rock), 9 p.m., $5. NECTAR'S: Sullivan Rhodes Duo (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. The Heavy Pets, Fink (jam), 9 p.m., $5. NIGHTCRAWLERS: Pleasure Dome (rock), 9 p.m., Free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Blame (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PARIMA MAIN STAGE: Caribbean Reggae Party with DJ Nico (reggae), 10 p.m., $3. RADIO BEAN: Less Digital, More Manual: Record Club (open turntables), 3 p.m., Free. Brett Hughes (cosmo-rural), 6 p.m., Free. Elise Hayes (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Osage Orange (indie folk), 10 p.m., Free. The le duo (experimental), midnight, Free. RASPUTIN'S: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Myra's Guest List (neo-soul), 6 p.m., Free. Bob, Ray and Russ (funk), 9 p.m., $5. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Chad Hollister (rock), 9 p.m., Free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: The Beamish Boys (folk), 8 p.m., $5 donation.


BLACK DOOR BAR AND BISTRO: Dr. Burma (blues), 9:30 p.m., $5. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Ken Waldman (acoustic), 7 p.m., Donations. Waylon Speed (rock), 10 p.m., Donations. SLIDE BROOK LODGE & TAVERN: Birchwood Coupe (rock), 9 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Comedy Night with Artie Januario, Jimmy Walsh, Joe Olmstead (standup), 8 p.m., $18.

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51 MAIN: John Graham Shelter's Birthday Bash with The Joshua Panda Band, The Horse Traders, The Westerlings, Mamajamas (rock), 6 p.m., $10/25. CITY LIMITS: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.


BEE'S KNEES: The Amida Bourbon Project (rock), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

BEE'S KNEES: Cosa Buena (Latin jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

THE BREWSKI: Paydirt (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $2.

THE BREWSKI: Joshua Panda Band (soul), 9 p.m., $2.

MATTERHORN: Matt Bolton (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free.

THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: The Hamiltones (jam), 9:30 p.m., Free.

THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.


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the le duo, Water of the Sun

The EP closes on “The Sunset Star,” which gurgles to life amid discordant electronic tones hastened by equally enharmonic vocal dissonance. The precarious balance between manufactured and organic sounds is at once combative and symbiotic. Ledoux orchestrates this clever paradox with great care, manipulating disparate tonal elements in such a way that none is overpowering or submissive. Weary harmonica staggers alongside bright, reverb-washed guitar. Blooms of ghostly noise burst and ebb against an easy drum beat, which holds the spinning mass together just enough. Particles of sound threaten to careen out of orbit at any moment but never quite do. The le duo celebrate the release of Water of the Sun with a party at Radio Bean this Saturday, December 4. DAN BOLLES


Camomilla, Anomali (PANASHÉ MUSIC, CD)

JUDY COLLINS Sunday, Dec. 5 7:00 p.m.

THE CRASH TEST DUMMIES Tuesday, Dec. 7 8:00 p.m.

The Tupelo Experience “I attended your recent David Bromberg concert. The new venue looks great! From the original wood floors to the artisan glass over the wall lights, I was impressed by how great the freight house looked with simple touches. Then there’s the sound! Every note by each instrument was captured perfectly. It was as if we were all having an amazing living room concert experience. Thank you so much for bringing this kind of venue to the Upper Valley. It is a one of kind experience and I will be back as often as possible!” - M.C., Lebanon, NH

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On her debut release, Anomali, steeldrum ace Camomilla — aka Emily Lanxner, leader of Vermont’s PanAshé — delivers a curious mix of Latin rhythms and calypso-flavored jazz. While her performance is largely spotless, the record occasionally falters under the pressure of employing the steel drum, typically reserved as auxiliary percussion, as a featured instrument. The disc begins with “Sweet Nothings.” Gently rolling piano unfurls the rippling current on which Camomilla’s deftly struck steel drum is cast adrift. Her lines are clean and precise, the drum’s soft, rounded tones reverberating over one another in a soothing wash of opaque sound. In contrast, Wendy Lanxner’s piercing flute cuts through the somnolent haze, interjecting fleeting moments of wakefulness amid the tune’s otherwise sleepy bliss. The title track is well named. It is

It’s All About the Music


As its title suggests, an elemental paradox runs through Water of the Sun,, the third release — and first on Mars Pyramid — from local “other music” stalwarts the le duo. The loose, mostly instrumental collective, helmed by Burlington’s J.B. Ledoux, and including such local luminaries as Rebecca Kopycinski, Will Ryan and Josh Laclair, has long mined the dark corners of experimental sonic terrain where few others dare to tread. But the group’s latest represents a surprisingly accessible journey, contrasting unwieldy aural concepts with sturdy rock archetypes. Ledoux and company stir the black, primordial ooze on “Hell Boils.” The disc’s opening cut attacks with a torrent of spastic, distorted guitar and foreboding swells of ethereal noise. Ledoux’s rudderless — and meter-less — percussion outbursts are disorienting, adding to the track’s unhinged mania. But just at its apex, the maelstrom relents. Brutish guitars recede, yielding to a comparatively comforting din of arcing, high-toned swirls. However, it seems the le duo are merely catching their breath. Out of the shimmering fog, a sinister guitar riff — yes, an actual riff — emerges, marching the song to its battered conclusion. “Quicksand Years” breaks like dawn, as a damp haze of soft tones dissipates amid propulsive flurries of light, tribal percussion. The 14-minute suite maintains an uneasy tranquility, as fleeting guitar lines dovetail with flighty saxophones over airy vocal gusts. But ever-present rumbles of distant guitar thunder loom, and strike unpredictably with brilliant, devastating precision.

indeed an anomaly, in both style and atmosphere. A menacing bass line counters an eerie, minor-key piano progression. Meanwhile, a chorus of singers — featuring jazz vocalist Jody Albright, Ajah Leas and Camomilla — repeat the song’s titular word with spooky zeal. The forceful groove continues, tempered only by snappy steel. Then, things take a turn for the bizarre as Camomilla unleashes a series of spoken-word lyrics. Her existential musings straddle the line between hiphop and slam poetry but lack the punch of either discipline, instead presenting wishy-washy, new-age profundity. Camomilla returns to form on the following cut, “Spanish Ska.” As its title suggests, the song is a flamenco-laced take on early Jamaican ska. The song’s breezy island flair is pleasant enough, though it could use more low-end ballast to hold down the groove. Hardcore Beatles fans will find a cover of the Lennon-McCartney classic “And I Love Her” intriguing. However, the song loses something in the translation from sweet pop perfection to instrumental Caribbean jazz. Still, hearing the song’s famous melody filtered through a phalanx of bright steel tones is oddly charming. “Arkadia” is a cruising little number, highlighted by John LaRouche’s stellar work on the chromatic harmonica. The interplay between his harp and Camomilla’s steel is delightful. “Loon” is a rangy, borderlineexperimental-jazz tune that truly expands the perception of how the steel drum can be employed. As Lydia Mackey and Indigo RuthDavis mimic loon calls on oboe and cello, respectively, Camomilla coaxes shifting, atmospheric tones from her instrument. It’s a chilling and remarkably effective track. The same cannot be said about the following song, a cover of Cat Stevens’ “Wild World.” The translation from rock classic into steel-drum-fueled jazz doesn’t fare nearly so well as the Beatles cover did. Camomilla and company shoot right past novelty and directly into supermarket Muzak. The album closes on something of a reprise, “Spanish Ska Dub.” The tune is essentially the same as the earlier “Spanish Ska,” save for a truly strange turn from “Dub Master” Bennett Shapiro, who delivers gibberish vocals in a deep, murky bass. It’s amusing, though likely not in the way the band intended. For more info on Camomilla, visit

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RimRocks mountain taveRn: DJ two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. Rusty nail: spit Jack, The copouts. shutesville Hill (rock), 9 p.m., $5.


monopole: timbre coup (rock), 10 p.m., Free. olive Ridley's: party Wolf (rock), 10 p.m., Free.


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1/2 lounge: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, moonflower & Friends (house), 7 p.m., Free.

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club metRonome: Nexus artists presents craig mitchell's 20th anniversary Bash (house), 9 p.m., Free. higheR gRound ballRoom: crash test Dummies, Raph & Karen (rock), 7:30 p.m., $18. aa. higheR gRound showcase lounge: chad stokes & Friends (rock), 8 p.m., $15. aa. monty's old bRick taveRn: George Voland JaZZ: with audrey Bernstein and Dan skea (jazz), 4:30 p.m., Free. nectaR's: mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free. Radio bean: Bell & the Bees (folk), 9:15 p.m., Free.

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tupelo music hall: Judy collins, sonya Kitchell (folk), 7 p.m., $50.


joviality? You get something like Toronto-based Celtic rockers enteR the haggis, whose yeoman’s touring schedule and high-octane live show have propelled the group to the forefront of Canadian-Irish-American rock music. Yes, really. Kick up your kilt at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Thursday. leunig's bistRo & café: Dayve Huckett (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

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

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

manhattan pizza & pub: Open mic with andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.

the monkey house: am presents miniature tigers, maga, DJ Disco phantom (indie), 8:30 p.m., $8. Queer Night with DJ Gunner (house), 10 p.m., Free. monty's old bRick taveRn: Open mic Night, 6 p.m., Free. nectaR's: something With strings (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

ye olde england inne: corey Beard, Dan Liptak and Dan Haley (jazz), 11:30 a.m., Free.

Radio bean: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Honky-tonk sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.


Red squaRe: upsetta international with super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


the monkey house: Beat Vision with DJ Disco phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1. nectaR's: uVm s.t.a.N.D. presents a Darfur Benefit concert with moses & the Electric co., Durians, the Edd (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. on tap baR & gRill: paydirt (bluegrass), 7 p.m., Free. paRima main stage: John Lennon tribute Night with aaron Flinn, scott mangan, Joshua Glass (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., $5. Radio bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free.

chaRlie o's: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.

Red squaRe: Lendway (indie rock), 8 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

1/2 lounge: Heal-in sessions with Reverence (reggae), 10 p.m., Free.

main stReet gRill & baR: abby Jenne (rock), 7 p.m., Free.

shelbuRne steakhouse & saloon: carol ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.

higheR gRound ballRoom: Robert Randolph & the Family Band (rock), 8 p.m., $22/25. aa.

slide bRook lodge & taveRn: tattoo tuesdays with andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.


higheR gRound showcase lounge: comedy Battle audition (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free.

tupelo music hall: crash test Dummies (rock), 8 p.m., $30/35.

nectaR's: tribe of Light, Dr. Ruckus (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

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51 main: Quizz Night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free.

Radio bean: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free.

two bRotheRs taveRn: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

Red squaRe: industry Night with Robbie J (hiphop), 8 p.m., Free. Hype 'Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


Rozzi's lakeshoRe taveRn: trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free. Ruben James: Why Not monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


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the bRewski: Dale and Darcy (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.

on tap baR & gRill: Open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free.


langdon stReet café: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free.

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bee's knees: cody michaels (piano), noon, 11/29/10 10:34 AMDonations. tiffany pfeiffer & the Discarnate Band (neo-soul), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


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the block galleRy: Open mic, 1:30 p.m., Free.


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1/2 lounge: anecdote (storytelling), 8 p.m., Free. Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free. club metRonome: Bass culture with DJs Jahson & Nickel B (electronica), 9 p.m., Free.

bee's knees: Rebecca padula (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. paRkeR pie co.: DJ two tone (eclectic DJ), 8 p.m., Free

black dooR baR and bistRo: The Bucktails (honky-tonk), 8:30 p.m., Donations. gReen mountain taveRn: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. puRple moon pub: matt colton (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Free.

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city limits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. good times café: stephen Bennett (acoustic), 8 p.m., $20. on the Rise bakeRy: Open Bluegrass session, 7:30 p.m., Donations.


two bRotheRs taveRn: Open mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.

1/2 lounge: DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 9 p.m. sirenix songwriters series (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., Free.

bee's knees: Fred Brauer (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

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club metRonome: cats under the stars (Jerry Garcia Band tribute), 9 p.m., $3. fRanny o's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. leunig's bistRo & café: paul asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.


the bRewski: comedy Night with andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free.


monopole: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free. m

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The Valley Players Present

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51 mAiN, 51 Main St., Middlebury, 388-8209. bAr ANtiDotE, 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555 thE briStoL bAkErY, 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280. cAroL’S huNgrY miND cAfé, 24 Merchant’s Row, Middlebury, 388-0101. citY LimitS, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. cLEm’S cAfé 101 Merchant’s Row, Rutland, 775-3337. DAN’S PLAcE, 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774. gooD timES cAfé, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444. thE fArmErS DiNEr, 99 Maple St., Middlebury, 458-0455. oN thE riSE bAkErY, 44 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-7787. StArrY Night cAfé, 5371 Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316. tWo brothErS tAVErN, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002.


bEE’S kNEES, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 8887889. thE brEWSki, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. cLAirE’S rEStAurANt & bAr, 41 Main St., Hardwick, 472-7053. choW! bELLA, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. thE hub PizzEriA & Pub, 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 635-7626. mAttErhorN, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. muSic box, 147 Creek Rd., Craftsbury, 586-7533. oVErtimE SALooN, 38 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-0357. PArkEr PiE co., 161 County Rd., West Glover, 525-3366. PhAt kAtS tAVErN, 101 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-3064. PiEcASSo, 899 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4411. rimrockS mouNtAiN tAVErN, 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9593. ruStY NAiL bAr & griLLE, 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245. thE ShED rEStAurANt & brEWErY, 1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4765. ShootErS SALooN, 30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777. tAmArAck griLL At burkE mouNtAiN, 223 Shelburne Lodge Rd., E. Burke, 626-7394. YE oLDE ENgLAND iNNE, 443 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-5320. WAtErShED tAVErN, 31 Center St., Brandon, 247-0100.


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guSto’S, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. hEN of thE WooD at the Grist Mill, 92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7300. hoStEL tEVErE, 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222. L.A.c.E., 159 N. Main St., Barre, 476-4276. thE LAmb AbbEY., 65 Pioneer Circle, Montpelier, 229-2200. LANgDoN StrEEt cAfé, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-8667. mAiN StrEEt griLL & bAr, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. PickLE bArrEL NightcLub, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. PoSitiVE PiE 2, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453. PurPLE mooN Pub, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. thE rESErVoir rEStAurANt & tAP room, 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. SLiDE brook LoDgE & tAVErN, 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 583-2202.

1/2 LouNgE, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-0012. 242 mAiN St., Burlington, 862-2244. AmEricAN fLAtbrEAD, 115 St. Paul St.,Burlington, 861-2999. AuguSt firSt, 149 S.Champlain St., Burlington, 540-0060. bAckStAgE Pub, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494. bANANA WiNDS cAfé & Pub, 1 Market Pl., Essex Jct., 879-0752. biStro SAucE, 97 Falls Rd., Shelburne, 985-2830. thE bLock gALLErY, 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, 373-5150. bLuEbirD tAVErN, 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 428-4696. brEAkWAtEr cAfé, 1 King St., Burlington, 658-6276. brENNAN’S Pub & biStro, UVM Davis Center, 590 Main St., Burlington, 656-1204. citY SPortS griLLE, 215 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 655-2720. cLub mEtroNomE, 188 Main St., Burlington, 865-4563. frANNY o’S, 733 Queen City Park Rd., Burlington, 863-2909. thE grEEN room, 86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-9669. hALVorSoN’S uPStrEEt cAfé, 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278. hArbor LouNgE At courtYArD mArriott, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, 864-4700. highEr grouND, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 652-0777. JP’S Pub, 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389. LEuNig’S biStro & cAfé, 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759. Lift, 165 Church St., Burlington, 660-2088. thE LiViNg room, 794 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. mANhAttAN PizzA & Pub, 167 Main St., Burlington, 864-6776. mArriott hArbor LouNgE, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, 854-4700. miguEL’S oN mAiN, 30 Main St., Burlington, 658-9000. thE moNkEY houSE, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563. moNtY’S oLD brick tAVErN, 7921 Williston Rd., Williston, 316-4262. muDDY WAtErS, 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466. NEctAr’S, 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771. NEW mooN cAfé, 150 Cherry St., Burlington, 383-1505. NightcrAWLErS, 127 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 310-4067. o’briEN’S iriSh Pub, 348 Main St., Winooski, 338-4678. oNE PEPPEr griLL, 260 North St., Burlington, 658-8800. oN tAP bAr & griLL, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309. oDD fELLoWS hALL, 1416 North Ave., Burlington, 862-3209. PArimA, 185 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-7917. PArk PLAcE tAVErN, 38 Park St., Essex Jct. 878-3015. rADio bEAN, 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346. rASPutiN’S, 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324. rED SquArE, 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909. rEguLAr VEtErANS ASSociAtioN, 84 Weaver St., Winooski, 655-9899. rÍ rá iriSh Pub, 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401. rozzi’S LAkEShorE tAVErN, 1022 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester 863-2342. rubEN JAmES, 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744. thE ScuffEr StEAk & ALE houSE, 148 Church St., Burlington, 864-9451. thE ShELburNE StEAkhouSE & SALooN, 2545 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-5009 thE SkiNNY PANcAkE, 60 Lake St., Burlington, 540-0188. thE VErmoNt Pub & brEWErY, 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500.


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Tiny Treasures “Small Pictures,” Bryan Memorial Gallery





nce again the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville is hosting a big show of little images. The 2010 installment of the gallery’s annual “Small Pictures” exhibit includes about 200 works, none larger than 12 by 16 inches. Landscapes dominate, as is common at the Bryan, but this exhibition offers more diversity within the genre than one might expect. Plenty of nonlandscape pieces appear as well, including some solid abstractions. Tinka Martell’s pair of untitled 12-by-7-inch vertical compositions is among the best of the latter group. Her organic forms have mass despite being diminutive. Earth tones make up Martell’s palette, brightened by touches of gold leaf. Dark-brown shapes at the top and bottom of both pieces anchor the compositions. “Sunflower” is a textural, 10-by-10inch abstraction by Longina Smolinski. A floral form is in the middle of two overlapped squares; her acrylic colors range from deep turquoise to orange. Smolinski’s “In the Garden” features a group of crimson poppies dotting a bright blue-green color field. She most likely used a palette knife to layer the backgrounds thickly, and then scumbled details over them with broad brushes. Marilyn James creates abstract landscapes with simplified shapes and broad, vertical brush strokes. Her 8-by10-inch oils “Purple and Gold” and “On the Road” are ensconced in broad yet plain gold frames that are integral to the works’ overall chromatic harmonies. Though almost art nouveau in appearance, the works more closely recall those of a group of French postimpressionist artists called les nabis. James’ purple shadows contrast vividly with yellow-gold trees and peacockblue skies.


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AIA 2010 EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AWARD SUBMISSIONS: Designs by Vermont members of the American Institute of Architects. The public will choose a winner for the People's Choice award. Through December 1 at Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall. Info, 865-7166.


“Williy and Nel’s Place” by Debi Gobin

Debi Gobin’s paintings — landscapes that portray little hillside villages — swirl with lilac and ochre hues. Her 9-by-12-inch oil “Mountain Breeze” is dominated by a looping sky, while the vertically oriented “Willy & Nel’s Place” is a 10-by-8-inch hamlet in a similarly magical kind of space. Remarkably expansive for a 6-by-16-

inch canvas, Robert Huntoon’s “After Glow” is a more traditional landscape, although he captures colors that would please Maxfield Parrish. It’s a broad Lake Champlain view with a calm yet luminously warm-hued sky vaulted over the placid, reflective water. A large island at right provides a dark counterpoint to Huntoon’s radiating firmament.

AMANDA FELLER: Colorful paintings from abstract doodles evocative of cellular creatures. Through January 20 at The Firebird Cafe in Essex Junction. Info, 630-291-5360.

Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-8223.

ART HOP GROUP SHOW: SUBARU-HYUNDAI: Paintings and photography on two levels. Through December 30 at Burlington Subaru. Info, 859-9222. ‘CELEBRATE THE SEASON’: Landscapes and portraits by Carolyn Walton, Gail Bessette, Athenia Schinto and Brenda Myrick. Also, jewelry by Tineke Russell. Through December 30 at Luxton-Jones

CHEPE CUADRA: “Portraits,” oil paintings exploring issues of identity and questions of self. Through December 3 at Living/Learning Center, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-7787. ‘CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE’: “The Tom Golden Collection,” a nationally touring exhibit featuring drawings, prints, photographs and collages that trace the careers of the husband-and-wife installation artists and convey the monumentality of their process and their work. Through December

Kathleen Manley’s 12-by-12-inch “Elephant Grass” employs traditional colors to describe sky and land, but applies them in heavy impastos. White cumulus clouds drift over the scruffy field, and a few reddish-brown trees appear in the distance. Manley’s confident brushwork makes this one of the liveliest paintings in the show. A few interesting photographs are included in “Small Pictures,” but the required scale is more typical for photographs than it is for paintings. Scott Funk’s 8-by-11-inch digital photo “Rain Delay” shows an antique red tractor in an apple orchard. It’s a nice, off-centered composition with a shallow space. Amanda Lass’ 8-by-13-inch “Sewing Stone #1” and “Sewing Stone #2” are more unusual. She photographed masonry arches and combined framed prints of each, as in a diptych. But in both pairs, white threads are stitched over the mortar of the arches in the left-hand print. The pieces become objects themselves rather than just photos of objects. Susan Goodby’s 3-by-3-inch mixedmedia works “Solobi #3” and “Solobi #7” are the smallest of the small. The playful patchworks of color with print and collage elements are about the size of stocking stuffers. The Lilliputian parameters of the “Small Pictures” exhibit haven’t limited the vision of the participating artists. Perhaps the size also encourages viewers to look more closely than they might at a show of larger works. While bigger pictures may take more time to paint, the smaller ones can take more time to see. M A R C AWO D EY

”Small Pictures,” Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville. Through December 23.

18 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. CLARK DERBES: “Quilt Weave,” paintings exploring color and pattern by the Burlington artist. Through January 15 at Shelburne Art Center. Info, 985-3648. INTY & YUARI MEUNALA: “Mushuy Pacha | Nuevos Tiempos | New Times,” paintings reflecting the culture of the Kichwa people of the Ecuadorean Andes. Through December 28 at Flynndog in Burlington. Info, 734-5546.

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talks & events Holiday open House: new photography, holiday cards and gifts for sale. December 2 through 5 at gallery 160 in Richmond. info, 434-6434. First Friday art Walk: More than 30 galleries and other venues around downtown stay open late to welcome pedestrian art viewers. Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m., various downtown locations, burlington. info, 264-4839. ‘luminescence: a sHoW oF ligHt’: Members and students of the pottery studio present their lamps, luminaries and candlesticks. hors d’oeuvres and drinks are served. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-7 p.m., Montpelier Mud in Middlesex. info, 224-7000. 6tH annual art auction: work by artists associated with the school, including larissa bates, ed Koren, bill peabody, Mickey Ackerman, Frank woods, Megan Tompkins Kelly, Amalia elena Veralli and laura hill bermingham. worldrenowned architect Dave sellers serves as auctioneer. proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship fund. saturday, December 4, 7-9 p.m., Yestermorrow Design/build school, warren. info, 496-5545. carol macdonald & erik reHman: studio sale of ink monoprints and clay sculpture. saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Carol MacDonald studio, Colchester. info, 862-9037.

pottery & seconds sale: pottery by Kathy Clarke, Jane eddy, Marty Fielding, Ken Martin, Tom homman, lois Thompson and others; cards and paper creations by gail Martin; students’ work and pottery seconds. proceeds benefit the school. saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury studio school. info, 247-3702.

receptions emily BetH errion: handcrafted silver jewelry and etched glassware by the Vermont artist. Through February 28 at gallery 160 in Richmond. Reception: wednesday, December 1, 5-8 p.m. info, 434-6434. JenniFer kocH & gregg Blasdel: “Collaborative prints,” work by the burlington husband-and-wife artists. Through December 18 at Julian scott Memorial gallery, Johnson state College. Reception: wednesday, December 1, 1-3 p.m. info, 635-1469. decemBer group sHoW: work by harald Aksdal, Kirsten Doolan, nancy hayden, lorraine pike and Kasia szabo. December 2 through 25 at Artist in Residence Cooperative gallery in enosburg Falls. Reception: Thursday, December 2, 5-7 p.m. info, 933-6403. catHy Ward & Jon turner: “help our baby out,” functional and sculptural clay work, plus handmade paper, journals, books and poetry for sale. proceeds help the couple afford a midwife so they can birth their baby at home. December 3 through 20 at green Door studio in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-9 p.m. info, 999-7788. ‘cHristmas in tHe village’: work by member artists. December 3 through 5 at Adirondack Art Association gallery in essex, n.Y.

Julie goldstone: “somewhere else,” photographs exploring the ephemeral rhythms of life and the utopias we create for ourselves. Through December 1 at new Moon Café in burlington. info, 383-1505.

gingerBread House competition & exHiBition: unconventional interpretations of the edible holiday structure built by professionals and amateurs alike. The public is invited to vote for the people’s Choice award. December 3 through 21 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, December 3, 4-6 p.m. info, 388-4964. JoHn kennetH alexander: “Vermont as i see it,” landscape oil paintings. Through January 15 at Chop shop in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-8 p.m. info, 540-0267. Jolene garanzHa: surreal colored-pencil drawings and oil paintings by the Vermont artist. December 3 through 30 at Vintage Jewelers in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m. info, 862-2233.



anzi JacoBs: “Rainbow's end: irish landscapes,” western ireland's moody light presented via photographic images on canvas. Through December 31 at Village wine & Coffee in shelburne. Reception: saturday, December 4, 1-5 p.m. info, 985-3930.

mattHeW tHorsen: photographs by the Vermont artist. December 1 through 31 at Red square in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 pm. info, 318-2438.

‘make art, repeat’: The group show that began at s.p.A.C.e. and backspace galleries has moved and picked up a few more artists. Alecia geno, Ashley Roark, Christy Mitchell, gred Mamczak, Adam DeMasi, Clark Derbes and Carleen Zimbalati explore the theme of repetition in silk-screen prints, paintings, mixed media and light-and-shadow installations. Curated by the south end Arts


pHilip kocH: Romantic landscape paintings by the Maryland-based artist. Through December 31 at edgewater gallery in Middlebury. Meet the gallery’s featured artist of the month: saturday, December 4, 5-7 p.m. info, 458-0098.

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‘metals/materials/culture’: students in uVM’s seminar in museum anthropology curated this exhibit composed of tools, weapons, artwork and currency from different cultures and crafted in brass, silver and copper. Through December 18 at Fleming Museum, uVM, in burlington. info, 656-0750.

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kimBerlee Forney: original paintings and prints of romantic 1216 Williston Rd., So. Burlington scenes, dragonflies and more. Next to Higher Ground • 802-864-0125 Through December 31 at Candles & Creations in burlington. Reception: Tuesday, December 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. info, 660-8021. 16t-silverpalace111010.indd 1 11/5/10 4:42 PM

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kimBerlee Forney: Funky, whimsical paintings of musical scenes, cows and life. Through December 31 at block gallery & Coffeehouse in winooski. Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-8 p.m. info, 373-5150.

lynn rupe: Art Affair by shearer presents paintings of sheep by the Vermont artist. Through December 31 at shearer Chevrolet in south burlington. info, 658-1111.

‘simple giFts: a sHoW For all seasons’: watercolor paintings of pears by Kate hartley. Also, work by Mary Alcantara, elizabeth Allen, Anne Austin, Annelein beukenkamp, Matt brown, Tom 16t-KimForney112410.indd 1 Dunne, Jeri lynn eisenberg, steven p. goodman, holly hauser, Kathleen Kolb, Alice Murdoch, lynn Rupe, gail salzman, David smith, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, laura Von Rosk, barbara wagner, Dick weis and nancy weis. December 3 through January 29 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. Reception: Friday, December 3, NEW clients book 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 985-3848. ‘small Works’: work by local artists that is no bigger than 12 inches. December 3 through 29 at s.p.A.C.e. gallery in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3 through 29, 5-9 p.m. info, 578-2512.

kei egan: Traditional and magnetic collages with themes of spirituality, childhood, aviation, tranquility and time. Curated by the south end Arts and business Association. open for First Friday each month. Through February 28 at pine street Deli in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m. info, 862-9614.

megan lipke: “Faith and error,” new abstract paintings inspired by the topography of the body and the environment. December 3 through January 2 at 215 College gallery in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m.;

‘pHotograpHers’ sHoWcase’: work by Mark Council, Cynthia Crawford, Chris esten, Medora hebert, Carla Kimball, Rosamond orford, David putnam, Rob strong, Ryan Vahey and David westby. December 3 through 22 at phoTosTop in white River Junction. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m. info, 698-0320.


Jon gregg: Recent works on paper in oil stick with mixed media by the founder of the Vermont studio Center. open saturdays, during Mainstage shows and by appointment. Through December 31 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center, in burlington. info, 652-4505.

‘Finissage’: This first annual exhibition will feature works by all the artists who have shown at the seAbA office gallery throughout the year. Curated by the south end Arts and business Association. Through January 31 at seAbA gallery in burlington. Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m. info, 859-9222.


Holiday artisans’ Boutique: work in a variety of media by 15 artists, including Mame McKee, Tabbatha henry, Jeremy Ayers, Rachel laundon and baptiste leFrançois. Also, MK Monely, the art teacher at Thatcher brook elementary school, will be on hand with a lantern and information about the upcoming River of light lantern parade. saturday,

Holiday reception & art sale: “winter Views,” work by gayleen Aiken, Merrill Densmore, Dot Kibbee and lawrence Fogg. Also, work by larry bissonnette, James nace and David Mathews in the gallery Annex. All artwork is 10 percent off during the reception. saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., gRACe, hardwick. info, 472-6857.

informal gallery talk, 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m. info, 863-3662.

Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-7 p.m. info, 518-963-8309.

'Four artists: Holiday sale': work by Tom Cullins, Casey blanchard, sally linder and sara Katz. A portion of the proceeds benefit burlington City Arts' Art from the heart program, which brings art supplies to the pediatric floors at Fletcher Allen health Care. saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and sunday, December 5, noon-4 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, burlington. info, 985-3037.

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e seem to have consensus that the clothes make the man. But Burlington artist Wylie Sofia Garcia has turned that axiom on its ear with “The Dress That Makes the Woman.” That’s the name of an art project-cum-performance piece she commenced on November 7, and it will involve 12 constantly evolving dresses, as well as a blog to record the progress in images and commentary. The idea is this: Each month, Garcia will wear a different dress, and each day she will add to it — bits of lace, sleeves, decorative patches, buttons or other frills, as the mood strikes her. And as her closet permits. “I made rules,” Garcia says. “I can’t go out and

buy anything new. Everything — the base of the dress or anything added to it — has to already exist in my life.” One caveat: She can accept contributions from friends. Mostly, though, she’d like to put to use items from her own substantial collections of clothing, fabrics and froufrou. The second, totally practical rule: “I

art don’t have to sleep or work out in the dress.” Garcia admits this allowance has caused her to spend extra hours in her jammies, and “to confront my not liking to exercise.” With her inaugural month nearly over, Garcia has augmented a basic black dress with all manner of patches, fancy stitching and a sweater, cut up and attached to

ing outfits, including a unique red wedding dress, for friends — an outgrowth of her former “upcycled” clothing business. “I’m having the most fun with dresses,” she says. “I needed to integrate them into my life. They’re a reflection of who I am and how I change, but I wasn’t wearing them.” Garcia’s “integration” insight came sud-

the dress’ bodice. “I’m channeling all these things into the dress,” she says, “from my past, about living in Vermont.” When she takes it off and hangs it up at night, she says, the dress now retains her shape. She’s

denly one night last month. She was lying in bed contemplating what she would create for a show next fall at Stowe’s Helen Day Art Center — she’s been invited to be the female counterpart in an exhibit about masculinity — and where her art was going in general. “I immediately thought, I’m going to wear the same dress for a year.” When she told her husband, fellow artist Clark Derbes, he said, “You’re crazy.” Garcia was undeterred, but she did relent to the logic of a friend, who suggested a month per dress, not a year. “It’s going to dissolve,” the friend pointed out. “And you’ll get bored.” Hers is not the first clothes-related art project, Garcia readily acknowledges. Growing up in Houston, she knew of performance artists Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing, who dubbed themselves the Art Guys. They had a project titled “SUITS: The Clothes Make the Man.” Designer Todd Oldham made the suits; the Art Guys sold advertising space on them and wore the emblazoned outfits for a year. “I was 16 or 17 when I went to see them walk in a ‘two-man parade,’” Garcia recalls. “I thought that was so cool.” And, she says, “I thought there should be a female equivalent.” More than a decade later, she offers her own version, albeit with no commercial affectations. Having begun by combining three dresses with personal significance — one she’d worn to a cotillion in high school, another she had on when Derbes first painted her portrait — Garcia says that forced her to choose other elements with meaning in her life. Some are, by necessity, deconstructed to make something new. For example, she says, “I had to add a sweater as it started getting cold. It was my mom’s sweater in her twenties, and she gave it to me in my twenties. The dress is carrying a lot of memory.” Garcia says she believes it is the responsibility of the artist to “eat, breathe and sleep” with an art project. “Three days ago, I was wearing the dress in a dream,” she says. “It’s a part of me now.” In addition to the Helen Day exhibit, Garcia has been invited to participate in a 2012 group show at the Duxbury (Mass.) Art Complex Museum called “Self-Fabricated.” She intends to include a couple of her dresses in it. Chances are, they’ll still hold her shape, Garcia’s “self” and fabric as one. 

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named the garment “Miss November.” And, yes, she hand washes it. Garcia, 30, notes that the dress has altered her behavior in subtle but distinct ways. “I’m blow-drying my hair and putting on makeup,” she marvels during a recent visit to her Pine Street studio. “Today was a huge day for the project: I shaved my legs!” A Houston, Texas, native, Garcia grew up in the world of couture, debutante balls and cotillions. “But I rejected all that,” she says. “Now it’s weird that I’m returning to it. I’m making the dress, but it’s changing me. I’m changing for my art.” Garcia admits she wasn’t sure where this dress thing was going to go, and is somewhat surprised to observe her self-confidence bolstered. “As more people take notice,” she writes on her blog, “I am being forced to own my identity.” That confidence emerges now every time someone says, “What a nice dress you’re wearing.” Garcia had been creating two-dimensional fabric art and installations — the most recent was shown at the Backspace Gallery during the South End Art Hop in September. For special occasions like that, she would create an outfit and strut around in it, allowing the clothing to determine the way she presented herself. For the Art Hop, she made a voluminous, frothy pink gown, all bustle and lace and layers, and held court like a princess. She also has been construct-

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huMan artifact: Calling for submissions to a juried photography exhibit at the Vermont Photo Space Gallery. Deadline: January 18, 2011. Juror: Dave Jordano. Info: www.vermontphotospace. com/ex11, info@vermontphoto ‘the arrangeMent’: Calling for submissions to a juried photography exhibit of

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Mr. Masterpiece: “Elephant in the Room,” Ganesha studies and drawings. December 6 through January 10 at Muddy Waters in Burlington. Info, 399-9511. reid crosby: “Layers,” acrylic paintings by the Vermont artist. Through January 31 at Artspace 106 at The Men’s Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088. sareet rosenstein: “Why Did You Just Take a Photo of That?” a personal perspective on what gets interpreted through the lens of her camera in everyday life. Curated by the South End Arts and Business Association. Through February 28 at Speeder & Earl’s (Pine Street) in Burlington. Info, 859-9222. ‘shadows of the saMurai’: Armor, swords, prints, masks and other artifacts representing Japanese warrior traditions. Through May 11 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. steve budington: “Homunculus,” paintings and three-dimensional work depicting bodies that unravel, fly apart and merge with prosthetic technology, from GoRE-TEx to iPods. Through January 1 at Firehouse Gallery in Burlington. Info, 865-7166. tarrah KrajnaK: “Inch of Dust,” a photographic installation utilizing appropriated images of Peruvians to explore and challenge how photography is used to characterize ethnicity and archive its meaning. Through December 11 at Second Floor Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, in Burlington. Info, 865-7165.


art resource association MeMbers’ exhibit: Work in a variety of media by central Vermont artists. Also at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Through January 3 at City Center in Montpelier. Info, 485-8056. cara joy: “Joyful Hearts,” acrylic on canvas. Through December 31 at The Shoe Horn at onion River in Montpelier. Info, 223-5454.

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‘ceLebrate!’: The annual holiday members’ show features fine art and functional crafts by 90 area artists. Through December 31 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. cheryL daye dicK: Fall and winter Vermont landscapes by the Middlesex artist. Through December 31 at Red Hen Bakery & Café in Middlesex. Info, 223-0309. ‘good, good, good, good fibrations: the fiber art show 2010’: Work by acclaimed artisans Elizabeth Billings, Anna Ferri, Judy B. Dales, Carol MacDonald, Viiu Niiler and Judith Reilly. Through December 19 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743. jennifer paLKowsKi & robyn peirce: “Rock, Paper, Nature,” mixed-media nature studies and more by the Vermont artists. Through December 31 at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info, joan curtis: “At one With Nature’s Wiles: Recent Paintings and Sculptures,” acrylics and mixedmedia constructions depicting human figures at ease amid upheavals of nature. Through December 17 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College, in Poultney. Info, 287-8398. ray brown: New paintings inspired by a recent trip to Italy. Through December 31 at The Drawing Board in Montpelier. Info, 223-2902. sandra Lory: “Theobroma Cacao: The Plant that Chocolate Comes From,” photographs from Mexican cacao farms, tracing the process of making chocolate. Through December 10 at Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier. Info, 479-1925.


zoë barracano: “NYC Rainy Day,” images of the city through a blur of motion as the Burlington photographer travels along Broadway from Times Square to Houston Street. Through December 31 at Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio in Montpelier. Info, 229-4676.


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caMeron schMitz: “Moving Still,” photographs based on chance and place that appear to be painterly abstractions. Through January 1 at Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant in Bristol. Info, 870-7006. ‘friends bearing gifts’: An exhibit celebrating 40 years of acquisitions for the permanent collection purchased by Friends of the Art Museum, and featuring 40 diverse objects, from an ancient Chinese mirror to paintings by modern masters. Through December 12 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-5007. jon oLsen & casey McMains: “Glow,” photography of Vermont landscapes, flora and fauna by olsen, and blown glass, including traditional globe holiday ornaments and other works incorporating knit fiber elements, by McMains. Through December 31 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. jonathan bLaKe: “The Legacy Tree Project,” black-and-white photographs of 32 trees in Bristol, each one selected by the the Watershed Center. Proceeds benefit the local organization’s conservation efforts. Through December 6 at Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven. Info, 388-7368.


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caroLyn enz hacK: “More Shocking Art,” new paintings and mixed-media works by the Vermont artist. Through December 30 at Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749.

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2010 hoLiday show: An eclectic mix of art and craft by Mark Goodwin, Arlene Grossman, Cristina Salusti, Nancy H. Taplin, Annie Witte, Jose Benitez Sanchez, Pat Dipaula Klein and Bhakti Ziek. Through February 13 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670.

studio pLace arts: SPA is inviting work for “The Dark Side” and “When No one Is Looking,” two shows in January 2011. Deadline: December 10. Info,, go to “Calls to Artists.”


verMont artists show: Paintings, sculpture and photography by Sean Dye, Kevin Fahey, Britta Johnson, Clark Russell, Woody Jackson, Anne Cady, Meryl Lebowitz, Gillian Klein, Rai del Noce Senior, Kate Longmaid, Gary Hall, Mikey Welsh, Clark Derbes, Stu Williams and Mr. Masterpiece. Through December 31 at Burlington Furniture Company. Info, 862-5056.

arranged objects, also known as still life. Deadline: December 22. Info, www.vermontphoto

‘the spice of Light’: Color photographs by local and international artists, juried by West Virginia photographer Bruce K Haley Jr. Through December 10 at Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction. Info, 777-3686.

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Meg McDevitt: “Steel Line Drawings,” sculptural installations, in which steel rods are welded and forged to create three-dimensional drawings. Through December 21 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1266. ‘Moving iMages’: Works of photography and video art from the permanent collection, including photographs by pioneering time-lapse photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Through December 12 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-5007. ‘Petite’: Small works, featuring a watercolor by Mary Whyte, a South Carolina artist known for her depictions of the African American Gullah women of Johns Island. Through December 31 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. ‘the hale street gang’: Large-scale blackand-white photographs of Randolph-area seniors by Jack Rowell accompany an audio version of memoirs they’ve been writing during a two-year project led by Sara Tucker. Through December 18 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964. ‘the sPirit of the season’: Artwork and handcrafted holiday ornaments, offered for $200 or less, by members of the Brandon Artists Guild. Through December 31 at Brandon Artists’ Guild. Info, 247-4956.

verMont artists show: Sculpture by Kathy Stockman, art quilts by Joanne Guillemette, wool quilts by Hope Johnson and more. Through December 31 at Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg. Info, 734-7363.

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‘holiDay sMall Picture show’: Small works by member artists, including nationally recognized painter Tom Nicholas. Through December 31 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 279-0332. Jennifer (weiss) cruM: “Old Train Car,” blackand-white photographs. Through December 1 at Green Top Market in Morristown. Info, 888-8883. 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.


ann young: Oil paintings capturing a sense of mystery in people’s everyday activities. Through January 10 at Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053. carolyn Droge: “Portraits,” oil paintings of dairy cows. Through January 17 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.

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chris roMano: “Transitions,” a visual journey from fall to winter in the Green Mountains by the Stowe photographer. Through December 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 279-4239.

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elizabeth nelson: Northeast Kingdom landscape paintings. Through January 10 at The Bee’s Knees in Morrisville. Info, 888-7889.

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‘festival of trees & light: MeMbers art show’: The gallery is decorated with Christmas trees and a menorah display prepared by the community for this sale of members’ artwork. December 3 through January 2 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.



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y guess is that James Franco will snag a Best Actor nomination for his magnetic, multidimensional performance in Danny Boyle’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. What I can tell you with certainty is that no screen performer demonstrated more jaw-dropping range in the past year. Let’s forgive him his involvement with the misguided Eat Pray Love. He’s more than earned the pardon by convincingly playing, in the same season, Allen Ginsberg — in the overlooked obscenity-trial drama Howl, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman — and real-life rock climber, adventurer and charismatic goofball Aron Ralston, who had his own reasons to howl when he found himself trapped in a Utah crevasse on a hike in April 2003. Yup, this is the guy who spent five days with his right arm pinned by a dislodged boulder and eventually realized there was no way both he and the limb were going to make it out of there in one piece. The obvious challenge: How does a director alchemize so static a predicament into a freewheeling, breathlessly kinetic triumph of cinema? Well, for

starters, it helps if you’re Danny Boyle, and you’ve got the visionary chops that produced stylistic milestones such as Slumdog, Sunshine, 28 Days Later and Trainspotting. Employing an often rapid-fire mix of split screens, flashbacks, dreams, fantasy sequences, hallucinations and pans across the strikingly beautiful — almost lunar — canyon terrain shot at various film speeds, Boyle conjures the illusion of constant movement. He’s aided by his brilliant use of music. It’s not every big-screen saga of life and death that finds places of honor for works as diverse as the infectious 1977 punk ditty “Ça Plane Pour Moi” and the theme from “Scooby-Doo.” And, of course, there’s the amazing tale of survival that unfolds in real time. The early stages of Ralston’s ordeal are mesmerizing owing to the very fact of his immobility. Rather than panicking, he lays out everything he’s brought on the rock surface before him like an accountant organizing his desktop. He has a little water and food, various lengths of rope, assorted climbing hardware, a camcorder and a cheap multipurpose tool with a small, dull blade. Ingeniously, Ralston devises a sort of har-





Burlesque ★★★


ovie critics are annoying, aren’t we? All you want to know is whether a film is worth your $9, and we spend 600 words dropping allusions to the cinematic canon and generally trying to show how clever we are. But when we see a movie, critics are having gut reactions, just like you. Laughing. Eye rolling. Vomiting. And usually we have the sense to know whether our gut reactions coincide with those of the film’s target audience or radically diverge from them. If this is a film we personally wouldn’t pay to see, chances are we won’t react like the average person who would. But Burlesque is a confusing case, because cowriter-director Steve Antin (brother of Robin Antin of Pussycat Dolls fame) seems to be aiming at two distinct demographics. One consists of every 12- to 18-year-old who can’t get enough of Bring It On, “Glee” and “Dancing With the Stars.” The other is the cult following of Showgirls and early John Waters — which includes many a graying critic. Does the film satisfy either audience? First, a synopsis sans spoilers. Christina Aguilera plays a towheaded orphan from the Iowa cornfields who’s chomping at the bit to fulfill dreams of show-biz stardom. She brings her relentless pep to L.A., where

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ness to sit in. He turns the camera on himself. At first, he intends simply to identify himself to whoever may find his remains and ask them to deliver the videotape to his parents. As dehydration and starvation kick in, however, so do the fantasy sequences. The most inventive one has our protagonist hosting a talk show (complete with audience track) in which he interviews himself and admits he was too cocky to tell anyone where he was going. “Oops.” Of course, everything leads up to the Scene. Some audience members have fainted during it, according to published accounts. Others have lost their lunch. All I’ll say about it is this: I was surprised to find that the real gag-reflex moments involved sound rather than the sight of sawed flesh. There’s the

snapping of bone to allow the knife its path. There’s a sound you have never heard before but will recognize instantly. How does it feel to sever a nerve? No one can put it in words, but Boyle has devised a sonic vocabulary every viewer will understand. It’s a virtuoso feat of moviemaking. 127 Hours tells a story that’s more than simply inspirational. It’s surreal. When Ralston hosted his fantasy broadcast back in 2003, what were the odds that, just a few years hence, he would find himself on a real-life movie set in the capacity of technical adviser, playing that tape to Franco and reenacting his ordeal in the very spot where it took place? If that’s not a Hollywood ending, I don’t know what is. RICK KISONAK


she finds Cher presiding over a plush neoburlesque club whose dancers are too busy popping, locking, bumping and grinding to do anything but lip-synch. Like Debbie Reynolds ushering in the sound era in Singin’ in the Rain, Aguilera changes that with the power of her prodigious voice. (See what I did with the allusion?) She also gets caught between two boys with square jaws and ripped abs — one with eyeliner (Cam Gigandet) and one with a platinum card (Eric Dane). You can write the rest from here. Does Burlesque hit its targets? If you come for plenty of glam, glittery numbers, and Cher and Christina belting to the back row, you won’t be disappointed. But if you come hoping to see Aguilera catfight with Kristen Bell (as a snippy headliner) the way Elizabeth Berkley sparred with Gina Gershon in Showgirls, you’ll feel cheated. Except for a few decent lines (most of them uttered by wardrobe master Stanley Tucci), the bitch-alicious dialogue is missing. Burlesque is corny, for sure, but it’s too calculated and self-aware to be sincerely silly, and it’s too commercial to hit high camp notes on purpose. It’s shiny and good-natured about its own fakeness, like a Disney Channel production. And now, my gut reaction: How the hell did “burlesque” and “Disney Channel” end

Aguilera does her best Fosse dancer impersonation in Antin’s musical.

up in the same paragraph? This movie features three original songs with the word “burlesque” in the title, and that’s two or three too many. In what sort of world does the seamy, underground entertainment of Cabaret become an all-ages theme-park attraction? Like Moulin Rouge! turning Belle Epoque decadence into Hollywood musical fluff (but less creatively), Burlesque makes burlesque almost wholesome. Just as every little girl in the ’80s yearned to be a Solid Gold dancer or the heroine of

Flashdance, and every little girl in the ’90s wanted to be a Fly Girl or Jennifer Grey, so every little girl who manages to see Burlesque (probably on the sly, since it’s still PG13 and rife with sexy lingerie) will want to vamp like Aguilera. More power to them. But, fellow adult lovers of lurid costuming and general operatic insanity, this is not a movie for your $9. It is way too level headed. Wait a few weeks and see Black Swan. MARGOT HARRISON

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Laptop computers with WiFi can damage DNA and decrease sperm motility after only four hours’ exposure, according to a study by the American Society for Reproduction, which blames microwave radiation. The findings prompted Conrado Avendano, research director at the Nascentis Reproduction Medical Center, to warn men trying to have children not to work with a WiFi-enabled laptop near their lap and instead connect to the Internet with cables. (Denver’s KUSA-TV) Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastic bottles, soda cans and other everyday products, adversely affects sperm in men, according to a study of factory workers in China. Those who were exposed to BPA were more likely to have lower sperm counts and poorer sperm quality. “The higher your exposure, the lower your sperm quality is,” said De-Kun Li of Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., who conducted the study, which was reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility. (The Washington Post)

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A debt-collection agency set up a room in its office in Erie, Pa., to look like a courtroom, complete with a raised area where a judge would sit, attorney’s tables and legal books on bookshelves, according to Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. The agency’s lawsuit charges that Unicredit Debt Resolution Center used people dressed as sheriff’s deputies to summon consumers to “the courtroom,” where a person dressed in black would preside over fake proceedings “to deceive, mislead or frighten consumers into making payments or surrendering valuables to Unicredit.” The lawsuit is seeking restitution for victimized consumers. (Associated Press)

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Leon Murray, 25, told police in Boynton Beach, Fla., that two men pistol-whipped him at an automated teller machine and stole $400 cash, his bankcard and his .45-caliber handgun. When police questioned him, Murray admitted making up the robbery story, explaining he owed his mother $400 and needed an excuse because he didn’t have the money. (Southwest Florida’s Sun Sentinel) Washington State Patrol criminal records manager Heather Anderson was arriving for work in Olympia, Wash., when she noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about “how to beat the lie detector.” She called Human Resources to see if any job applicants were taking a polygraph test. One was. Authorities matched the candidate to the car and promptly rejected him. Past misdemeanors don’t automatically disqualify job applicants, patrol official Dan Coon said, but lying does. (Associated Press)

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Cars parked at Denver International Airport have had their wiring chewed through by rabbits, according to reports from returning travelers. “We’ve seen rabbits, and we’ve seen mice, and they’re eating up the newer cars,” said Robert Bauguess, owner of Bavarian Autohaus, which services Volkswagens. He said the rodents favor 2002 and newer models, many of which use a soy-based compound in the wiring. “We are aware of the problem,” traveler Dexter Meyer said airport officials told him after he reported that rodents had chewed his wires, “and that they were thinking about increasing patrols” of the lots. Meanwhile, he was told, “well, there is a fence.” (Denver’s KWGN-TV)

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Hawking believes it would be dangerous to get in touch with extraterrestrial creatures. “if aliens visit us,” he says, “the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in america, which didn’t turn out well for the native americans.” Those who’ve studied the teeming evidence for UFos would say that Hawking’s warning is too late. some mysterious nonhuman intelligence has been here for a long time, and the fact that we are still around proves they’re no spanish conquistadors. aside from that, though, let’s marvel at the stupidity of Hawking’s lame advice. as any mildly wise person knows, exploring the unknown is not only an aid to our mental and spiritual health — it’s a prerequisite. That’ll be especially true for you aries in the coming weeks.


(april 20-May 20): “at times, although one is perfectly in the right, one’s legs tremble,” wrote philosopher V.V. rozanov. “at other times, although one is completely in the wrong, birds sing in one’s soul.” That may have been the case for you last month, taurus, but these days it’s the exact reverse. if your knees are wobbly, you’re off-center, missing the mark or far from the heart of the matter. if, on the other, birds are singing in your soul, it’s because you’re united with the beautiful truth. There are a couple of caveats, though: The beautiful truth won’t be simple and bright; it’ll be dense, convoluted and kaleidoscopic. and the birds’ songs will sound more like a philharmonic orchestra pounding out beethoven’s Fifth symphony than a single flute playing a quaint folk song.

(June 21-July 22): a tattoo now adorns the neck of pop star rihanna. it says “rebelle fleur,” which is a French phrase meaning “rebel flower.” The grammar police protested her new body art. They wished she would have rendered it correctly — as “fleur rebelle” — since in French, adjectives are supposed to follow, not precede, the nouns they refer to. but i’m guessing rihanna knew that. in reversing the order, she was double-asserting her right to commit breezy acts of insurrection. let’s make “rebelle fleur” your keynote in the coming days, Cancerian. break taboos, buck tradition and overthrow conventional wisdom — always with blithe grace and jaunty charm.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): research by german psychologists suggests that positive superstitions may be helpful. reporting in the journal Psychological Science, they discovered that people who think they are in possession of good luck charms outperform people who don’t. “superstition-induced confidence” seems to act in ways akin to how placebos work to heal sick people: it can provide a mysterious boost. (More here: Just for the fun of it, leo — and in accordance with the astrological omens — put this finding to the test. get yourself a magical object that stimulates your power to achieve success. Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): Psychologist Carl Jung said that we are all connected to each other via the collective unconscious. your psyche and my psyche have taproots that sink deep into the memories and capacities of the entire human race. according to my reading of the omens, your taproots are now functioning more vigorously than they have in a long time. you’re in more intimate contact than usual with the primal pool of possibilities. and what good is that, you may ask? Well, it means you have the power to draw on mojo that transcends your personal abilities. Could you make use of some liquid lightning, ambrosial dreams or healing balm from the beginning of time? libra (sept. 23-oct. 22): if you want to get

a gallon of milk directly from the source, you have to squeeze a cow’s udder over 300 times. i recommend you use that as a metaphor for your task in the days to come. it’s going to take a lot of squirts or tugs or tweaks to get

you’re about to get very “meek”: offering your tremendous force of will and intelligence in disciplined service to a noble cause. (Thanks to Merlin Hawk for the info i used in this ’scope.)

Sagittarius (nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote a book called Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is. I’d love it if in the next few weeks you would think a lot about how you are on your way to becoming what you were born to be. Current astrological omens suggest you will have special insight into that theme. For inspiration, you might want to borrow some of Nietzsche’s chapter titles, including the following: “Why I Am So Wise,” “Why I Am So Clever,” and “Why I Am a Destiny.” the totality of what you want. be patient and precise as you fill your cup little by little. There’s no way you can hurry the process by skipping some steps.


(oct. 23-nov. 21): “blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth,” says the bible. That doesn’t mean what most people think it does. The word translated as “meek” is the greek word praus, which in ancient times didn’t mean “weak-willed, passive, mild.” rather, it referred to great power that was under rigorous control. For example, soldiers’ warhorses were considered praus. They heeded the commands of their riders, but were fierce warriors that fought with tireless fervor. in this spirit, scorpio, i’m predicting


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): During some of her concerts, Capricorn singer Hayley Williams (lead vocalist of Paramore) has worn a tank top that bears the phrase “brand new eyes.” i encourage you to consider making that your own guiding principle for a while. by pointedly declaring your intention to view the world with refreshed vision, you will be able to tune in to sights that have been invisible to you. you will discover secrets hidden in plain view and maybe even carve out a window where before there had been a thick, blank wall.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Much of my recent book, Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, is rated Pg. some is r. but there’s one story that’s X. not in the same way that porn is. While it’s uninhibited in its rendering of ecstatic eroticism, it’s a feminist meditation on spiritual intimacy, not a heap of vulgar stereotypes. still, when the book came out, i couldn’t bear the thought of sending copies to certain relatives of mine who are a bit prudish. so i came to an honorable compromise: Using a razor blade, i sliced out the nine pages in question and gave my loved ones the mostlyintact remainder. May i suggest you consider a comparable editing of your efforts, aquarius? your main object right now is to win friends and influence people.


(Feb. 19-March 20): in the waters off the southwest coast of africa, the small fish known as the bearded goby has always been preyed upon by jellyfish — until recently. now this formerly mild-mannered species, whose diet used to consist of phytoplankton, has overthrown the ancient status quo: it is feasting on the jellyfish that once feasted on it. scientists aren’t sure why. i foresee a metaphorically comparable development in your life, Pisces. How it will play out exactly, i’m not sure. Maybe you’ll gain an advantage over someone or something that has always had an advantage over you. Maybe you will become the top dog in a place where you’ve been the underdog. or maybe you’ll begin drawing energy from a source that has in the past sucked your energy.

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Adventurous, Spontaneous, Book Lover I’m an easygoing girl who loves to read & be outside. More often than not, my nose is buried in a book. I love to travel & cook. I’d love to find someone who can be happy w/ a romp in the snow or curled up by the fire w/ a cup of coffee & a great book. songbird2220, 23, l, #119596

What’s out there? Looking for an easygoing person to hang w/, NSA. anniep, 49, l, #119579

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Big, White Elephant Hi, I’m me, it’s true! Just a guy in town you may know, or wish to. You may find me in a coffee shop in town, wearing scarves, maybe some glitter. Love dates! I hope to intimidate none & invite anyone w/ a little strength in their heart to know me better. Be who you are, love what you do! i_maginary, 22, l, #119604


neverending search 21, 5’4, dirty blonde. I’m loud, bubbly & just a little crazy. I love to laugh & make people laugh & I am always up for something new. I’m looking for just about anything: friendship, fun, or, if I’m lucky, something more. I’ve got a lot of curve, so I’m looking for someone who doesn’t mind a girl w/ a little something extra :). x0fallenangel13x0, 21, l, #119601

loving life ... looking for same I just moved back to Burlington after living abroad & am finally ready to be in the States for awhile, and to spend some quality time getting to know a fellow happy & compassionate person. I consider myself very open minded & love being outside, traveling & working hard. I love spending time w/ friends, my family & hopefully w/ you! ViajeraSola, 23, l, #119581

happyhomesteader I am a sweet, honest & loving person w/ a lust for life, looking for a partner who shares these qualities; someone who is open to new adventures in the world & of the heart. Important qualities are authenticity, honesty, compassion, fun-loving, ability to communicate w/ an open heart, knowing who you are & what you want. whitepine, 35, l, #113348

Humble Arrogance Me: sweaty, handsome, single dad, employed in the trades. I am kind of looking for a creative, outdoorsy, rugged, freakin’ gorgeous woman. Honesty, a moral compass, hard work & a love of life are necessary. However, if I never meet my soul mate, I will just channel that energy into creative ends like my art, literature or science. Destiny is a

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Newly Single & Curious PWF. Politically liberal. Love to laugh. Not ready for anything serious, but am looking for someone to remind me that there are good things out there waiting to be found & explored. Enjoy simple things like cooking from scratch, taking care of my home & those around me. Regularly physically active & average/thin build, but not without curves. gardengirlvt, 41, #118693

gentle lady needs gentle hug Would like to find a well-read, welltraveled gentleman to share a glass of wine & conversation, someone to make me smile & accompany me on new adventures. gentlelady, 57, #119588

Funny & Attractive Latina I’m honest, funny. I could be coquettish & silly. Love to smile, watch movies, dance. I am always me. Don’t pretend to be someone else. I drink very little. I am very cool, but don’t get possessive and/or controlling. I am looking for a nonsmoker, honest, easygoing person to hang out to see if we have chemistry. LaPana, 34, l, #119575

New to town I just moved back to Vermont after being in S. Carolina for the past 5 years & no longer know anyone. Looking to meet someone to hang out w/ & have some fun. bergeron, 23, l, #119625

general contractor in charge of my own destination. I like the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, boating, etc. I’m open minded. Love to swim, dance or just plain hang out. pinevalleymike, 57, u, #119501

game. Been away for some time & need to get back into action. Will make time worthwhile. IcemanVT, 27, #119589

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Sexy, Natural, Intuitive Girl I’m a clean, smart, outgoing girl looking to experiment w/ other girls for the first time. I’d also love to see what the men out there can offer. I’m confident in bed & love to know where I can make improvements. I’m flirty & VERY sexually charged, so I need someone who can keep up w/ me. optimisticloving, 20, l, #119017

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I’s Have It Gimme a time, place, a hard man to work w/ ‘cause I have a lot of energy to expend. I’m D/D free & want the same from the other. This is NSA & NO mind games involvement. So, if you wanna get lucky, “Go ahead, I’ll make your day.” Feeling lucky? Send email or flirt. Just “LUCKY” email. ash, 41, u, #119571 hot wheels amputee I’m looking for a man to play around w/ in the early afternoon. If you haven’t guessed, yes, I’m in a wheelchair & missing a piece. If you’ve ever wanted a strange piece of ass, now would be the time to try. I would like to someday meet my future man, but I’d like to play until that day. strangepiece, 39, u, #119475


Bunnycat I am looking for a friend to have kinky conversations with. Bunnyofsnow, 19, #119307 need some fun I’m a young mom who’s bursting for something fun. Seeking both. Because of family, need to be discreet. Love to dance & have fun. If you’re sweet, nice & kind & want to show a girl a good time, let me know. funbarregrl88, 22, l, #119229

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playful attractive sweetheart I am a fun, playful & high-spirited woman, and at the same time intimate & quiet. I am looking to connect w/ a man who can share & enjoy life w/ me! codybabe, 28, #119015 seeking outdoor orgasm In 17th-century French literature moustaches were a symbol of sexual prowess. Seeking an impressively moustachioed manual laborer for back-door sexploration, public rooftop rendezvous, and/or general chainsaw play. Fatties need not respond. TrailWorkingFlooze, 21, #118971 anyone out there? 19 y.o. student looking for someone to chat w/ over some coffee sometime.

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It’s free to place your own profile online. Tired of dreaming Don't worry, you'll be Want to try the les route, discreetly. 1x1c-mediaimpact030310.indd 1 3/1/10 1:15:57 PM in good company, Dreamed of it for ages & now it’s time to try. So many fantasies of what I can do to you & you to me. timetotry, 50, #119188 No BS, just real Just let me show you. mybe, 61, #118996 Let’s get curious together Looking for a woman or couple (if the fit is right) to play in a way I’ve never tried before but always wanted to. Have a family & a career, so discretion a must. Looking for a new, fun adventure. Send me a message & we’ll see where it leads. tanqueraygirl, 43, #119021

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Nothing too serious, just some fun. Ability to hold conversation a must! Kwirked, 19, l, #118905 need a shake up In a dull relationship now. Feel like I am missing out on my sexual prime. Need someone to take me to the edge & over. morespice, 50, l, #118864 real woman for grown-up play Happily married woman in an openminded relationship seeking a similar F friend w/ benefits for one-on-one play. btvplayer, 41, l, #118193 Submissive seeking respectful Dom I’m new to all this. Mid-20s F looking for someone patient & experienced to show me the ropes (literally). I expect discretion & respect. In return, you will receive a highly responsive & eager sub. stardusted, 26, #118028 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 Sex please! I really just want to have sex, plain & simple. I’m looking for a normal guy who wants an ongoing thing for the summer. I’m a big fan of kissing & touching just as much as sex, but I’m really not too picky. Send me a message! tele_lady, 20, l, #117923

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straighter the better What’s up? Gotta cut to the chase: Not interested in femmes or anyone out of shape. I like to hang out like buds then have fun later. Hit me back if this is you. NY2VT, 32, #119630 Good Times What’s good? I’m 22, living in Burlington & looking for a laid-back girl for some fun. I love going to shows, going out to the bars, or just chilling at home & watching a comedy. I’m up for anything, so if you can laugh & not take life too seriously, hit me up. lowrider420, 22, l, #119622 New22 New 5’10 and skinny looking for someone to show me the ropes, and if there are ropes involved that would be even better. NewAnd22, 22, #119616 Sexy playful wanna be submissive I have had all sorts of experience w/ domination & role playing. But I rarely find someone to allow me to be in the submissive role & play it well. Looking for just that person, but am also willing to play a dom role for a very willing student. Just want an encounter that doesn’t fall into that gray area. sxyvtguy, 40, u, #119609 Back in the game WM, 27, looking for F, 18-35, for fun & maybe more to get me back into the

Nice guy looking to share M seeking woman to share & experience life’s little adventures. If your view is “it’s about the journey, not the destination,” then contact me. Looking for a woman who is adventurous & is willing to come up w/ new ideas, places to visit & experiences to share in. My life is about living life to the fullest. MtnAdventures, 47, #119584 Winter play Looking to play w/ a woman or couple this winter. Love to ski & ride, love to play after the lifts are closed. You should be in good shape, not looking for a Ken & Barbie, but easy on the eyes helps. I am bi & he should be, too. Looking to have some good adult fun. 1st_trax, 44, #119569 It’s not so taboo nowadays Older man who remembers unique

two for one We’re an adventurous couple looking for a lovely woman to join us for some good, clean fun. mandk, 48, #117240 she’s sexy i’m sexy r u sexy? couple for fun I’m 25, she’s 22, we’re both very attractive & looking for same: attractive couple who want to explore their sexuality. Must be under 35 & must be Caucasian. sexycoupleinessex234, 22, l, #119533 Southerngrl Attractive, outgoing, fit, funloving, late 20s couple seeking an attractive F in her 20s or early 30s for fun in & out of the bedroom ;-). southerngrl, 26, l, #119514 Just for fun Couple (man & woman) seeking woman for playing discreet daytime encounters. Come play! 2njoy3, 45, #119469

Kink of the w eek: Women seeking? friend or something more 21, 5’4, blonde. I’m loud, bubbly & just a little crazy. I love to laugh & make people laugh, and I am always up for something new. I’m looking for just about anything: friendship, fun, or, if I’m lucky, something more. I’ve got a lot of curve, so I’m looking for someone who doesn’t mind a girl w/ a little something extra :). ellegurl13, 21, l, #119600 FROM HER ONLINE PROFILE: Great sex calls for lots of... foreplay and stamina. ;P F encounters. I loved to fondle, stimulate captive damsels. I got my knot-tying merit badge w/ the boy scouts & had enough of the dom in me to activate the sub in my partners w/ hands; touch of an artist. A few did not involve sex at all, but both had very pleasurable experiences. realalchemy, 55, l, #119527 satisfaction guaranteed I’m looking for sex, not dinner & a movie. Was without for 10 years, until last Dec. Thought I would do it right. Now just want to make love. Tired of games. I meet you, or you come to me. Plain & simple. nazdawg1909, 55, u, l, #119518 Adult WILD CHILD Hi, I’m here to hook up or possibly find my life partner (yeah, right). I like women who have long hair, nice butts, are attractive & like to play wrestle. pitbull67, 43, l, #119482

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Testing the waters Attractive, professional, mid-20s couple looking for first-time adventures. Looking for women or couple to spend time w/ hiking or in front of the fireplace playing pool, enjoying good food & spirits. Heavy petting OK; not looking for sex. Her: bicurious. Him: hetero. rjones, 28, l, #119629

nice trans woman I’ve been a trans woman now for 2 years & live full time looking for someone nice and caring who knows how to treat a tgirl.and love to be with one i will make you vear happy. candy1982, 41, l, #118855 Laid-back Lovers seeking Same Hubby and I are lookin’ to play. We’re both really low key and don’t care for high maintenance people. Because of occupations we need uber discretion. I’m a plus size girl with awesome tits and tats and a great personality. DH is hwp. So if you care more about size than personality than move along. Looking for another bi lady. 2tohike, 35, #118381 Playful Couple Couple (M/F) looking for another woman to join. Would love a hot threesome w/ the right person. Want to get down & dirty. She loves tits & eating out. He loves to watch & play w/ all! Come play w/ us! Angelj, 25, #117898

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VtSmile Saw your ad & think we would get along great. Hit me up & maybe we can share some popcorn or nachos, or get lost in a real world marathon. When: Sunday, November 28, 2010. Where: Two2Tango. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908324 Time again in OUR cabin It isn’t in the woods this time; rather, it is the time w/ you that matters most. You bring the dessert & I’ll meet you in bed where we will enjoy the fire together. :) When: Sunday, November 21, 2010. Where: running uphill to a beautiful view. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908323 Toys R Us You were the extremely handsome man shopping for toys on Black Friday. We passed by several times in the truck and action figure aisles. Not until I was in the long check out line and trapped amid the toys and other shoppers did our eyes meet and we both said hi. I would love the chance to see you again. When: Friday, November 26, 2010. Where: Toys R Us. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908322

sometime & talk about our favorite books? When: Monday, November 22, 2010. Where: Two2Tango. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908314 Just push the black button Did we recognize each other while filling our plates for lunch? We had a “knowing”; you told me your name was Matt. Thirsty but overpowered by your energy, I felt lost when trying to fill my cup. You said goodbye; I

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Beautiful blonde w/ red scarf Oh, wow, you are so awesome even my mother loves you! But not as much as I do. When: Saturday, November 20, 2010. Where: pizza place. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908307 Who is that girl? You caught my eye at the hospital. You were working, wearing a very cute pink shirt. I was working, wearing a silly hat! Maybe I could see you again. When: Friday, November 19, 2010. Where: Porter Hospital ER. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908306 Mustache ride at higher ground I saw you! You saw my beautiful natural breastis’s. Au natural. I know we both have significant others, but I want a ride on your face. I keep it trim. Let’s have some fun, this beat is sic, I want to take a ride on your manly stick. Wanna motor boat me, big boy? I want to give you a BIG tip! When: Saturday, November 20, 2010. Where: Higher Ground. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908305 Liz from Winooski Hi, Liz. We met at the recent Anais Mitchell show at Higher Ground. I’d like to see you again. I’ll teach you to brew beer (or hard cider) if you teach me to make soap. And that’s no lye. When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Where: Higher Ground Anais Mitchell show. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #908303 For the perfect girl This is for the beautiful, light brown, blue-eyed girl at Windjammer last week on the 12th. You were wearing your hoops I always see you in & a smile that never leaves your face. I was thinking too much about the cheesecake surprise to say this then. You are the perfect girl & you gave me a perfect night. When: Friday, November 12, 2010. Where: Windjammer. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908302 homes

mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

I’ve been dating a guy for about a month. I’m a total commitment-phobe, so I’m shocked to feel giddy and optimistic over this guy. We just “click,” as they say. I’m liking everything he’s bringing to the table, except for one thing. I can’t quite wrap my mind around his relationship with his ex. From what I gather, they were together about a year before she dumped him (not his choice to leave). Since then, he has continued to help her with household projects and errands when her car is in the shop. I initially thought this was just him being nice, but I recently found out that he paid a utility bill for her when she was unable to make a payment. Uh, really? If we’re going to be in a relationship, that’s just too much. All these things put together are raising some major red flags for me. Not having had many relationships, I have no idea what the rules are for how exes should interact.

Thanks for the advice,

Dear Perplexed,

Perplexed by Ex





Unfortunately, you won’t find a rule book for dealing with exes. However, you already have your best reference guide: your gut. If your psychic receptors are telling you that he’s not finished with his ex, you’re probably right. It sounds like his ex no longer wanted the responsibility of being in a relationship but still wants to reap the benefits of having a boyfriend. Hey, as long as he’s willing to be her whipping boy, why should she stop using him? Before you commit further to this guy, have a conversation with him about his ex. As uncomfortable as it may be, you must be honest about your feelings. While some people have no problem with partners who remain close to exes, he has clearly crossed a line for you by paying one of her bills, and it’s important that you let him know that. Tell him that, while you appreciate his kindness toward his ex, if he wants to be in a relationship with you, he’ll need to work with you to find an agreeable level of interaction with her. Hear what he has to say for himself. If you’re still seeing red flags, it may be time to back off a bit. Perhaps if he sees what he’s missing, he’ll stop being his ex’s doormat.

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You made Black Friday Brighter! You: the (tall?) dark, handsome driver of a silver Toyota Corolla. Plates in rear window, FUC? Me: the pretty girl in her grey VW Rabbit, one lane over. You smiled at me, I smiled back. It made my day! Care to make it again? When: Friday, November 26, 2010. Where: Williston Rd., across say Auf Wiedersehen. When: Friday, Formerly Insectgod from Friendly’s at the light. You: November 5, 2010. Where: City Market. Can we get together one day 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 1 6/14/10 2:39:13 PM Man. Me: Woman. u #908321 #908313 You: Man. Me: Woman. & talk about music, science & technology? It’s been a long time. Rifmeister, I’m wondering about The Cutie in Winooski Pico When: Friday, November 19, you It is lonely without you. See you 2010. Where: nowhere recently. Your ad piques my interest. Are when you are back in 20 days. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908300 you still active on Seven Days? If When: Saturday, November 20, so, look for my page w/ the veggie 2010. Where: Winooski. You: Essex Bus #2 photo for a profile photo. Want to Woman. Me: Man. #908312 See you early often w/ your bike. Sit go to an art exhibit? When: Friday, w/ me sometime? When: Wednesday, November 26, 2010. Where: T2T. Buying fish at Hannaford’s November 17, 2010. Where: early bus. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908320 You: cute girl in shorts buying the cod You: Man. Me: Woman. #908297 on special at 4 p.m. Me: tall guy, black Vi a una viajera sola jacket, buying haddock. Laughed a Higher Ground Chocolate ViajeraSola, you sound like a marvelous bit about me missing the special deal Cake Shots human bean. Let’s get coffee sometime. on cod. Wanted to talk w/ you more, We met at Higher Ground during the When: Thursday, November 25, but I guess I missed that chance. If Acacia Strain show on 11/17. Your hat 2010. Where: Two2Tango. You: you see this & you’re interested, then backward, ink sleeves. We were going Woman. Me: Man. #908319 let me know. Let’s go out for a drink. to take chocolate cake shots, but When: Monday, November 22, 2010. they didn’t have vanilla vodka. I am Sweater Girl w/ smile Lenny’s Where: Hannaford’s New North End. kicking myself for not catching you It seems you have a signifigant other You: Woman. Me: Man. #908311 before disappearing through the crowd (since you were also buying him a shirt because I can’t stop smiling about you. that day), but thought I would let you Snake Mountain rescue I am hoping to see you again. When: know that your upbeat personailty & You found my phone & wallet by Wednesday, November 17, 2010. great smile put me in a good mood Snake Mtn. I’d like to thank you by Where: Higher Ground, Williston, VT. all day. Carhartt man buying new buying you a drink. You know how to You: Man. Me: Woman. #908295 jacket, waiting for the changing-room reach me. When: Monday, November mirror in Lenny’s. When: Wednesday, 22, 2010. Where: East Shoreham. reconnected ... in a BIG way November 24, 2010. Where: Lenny’s You: Man. Me: Woman. #908309 Who would have thought we’d be here 5 Shoe. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908318 years ago? I love you, B, from the bottom Beautiful Man from Bend of my heart, even when you’re a birthday Engaged one year It was wonderful to meet you, but it princess. :) You make my head spin And I would do it all again. See you by was so short & I was not at my best. & my knees wobble. Let’s take on the the water. When: Tuesday, November Please come back in ski season & world together. MMCL When: Thursday, 24, 2009. Where: next to me. You: look me up! When: Friday, November November 18, 2010. Where: Club 103. Woman. Me: Man. #908317 19, 2010. Where: Montpelier, VT. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908294 You: Man. Me: Woman. #908308 re: bibliomancer Saw your ad & think we’d hit it off. I’m a book lover who enjoys hiking & exploring new places. Want to grab a coffee

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