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Vermont Political History




An irreverent take on Vermont politics

Will Vermont’s Biggest Church Bring Big-Box Worship to Williston?

Minding Our Own Business


Surveying the local landscape


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Vermonters on the job


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Job Satisfaction




Ex Marks the Spot

“The X Show: Husbands Wives Lovers Muses” at Great Falls Gallery

Of Mummies and Men BOOKS Book review: Still as Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor


”In the Meantime,” POEM Poem BY nadell FISHMAN



Chittenden County rethinks its approach to mentally ill offenders


Lords of the Strings MUSIC

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PRO-PRESERVATION It is unfortunate that a recent story on plans to list some properties in the Old North End on the State Register of Historic Places focused on a perceived “conflict” between historic preservation and community development [“Old North End Residents Decry ‘Historic’ Designation,” November 22]. The fact is that listing on the state register doesn’t affect what property owners can do with their property, unless state or federal funds or permits are involved. Only local officials can decide that based on ordinances adopted at the local level, as Burlington has done. When the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation voted unanimously on November 21 to list nearly 400 buildings in the Old North End on the state register, it was the final step of a multi-year process. The council is composed of professional and citizen members appointed by the governor. The advisory council reviewed building surveys undertaken by the city’s planning and zoning department with funding from the Division for Historic Preservation. In its consideration, the advisory council noted that the Old North End is a section of the city that largely developed between 1860 and 1930, and was characterized by its rich ethnic heritage. A number of properties in the Old North End have benefited from rehabilitation-investment tax credits for historic buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Division for Historic Preser-

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Lendway is Vermont’s State Historic Preservation Officer and director of the Division for Historic Preservation. LOG LOCAL Bill McKibben’s column [“Outside Track,” November 22] is a reminder for environmentalists to be careful what they wish for. In one piece he praised the “localvore” movement and bemoaned the compromised reduction of additional wilderness acreage in the Green Mountain National Forest. I believe this to be a contradiction. Wilderness distinction means these lands are no longer available for responsible timber management. This will only put pressure on forests elsewhere to produce forest products, perhaps in a place with lower environmental standards, and hurting the local industry. Vermont’s forest products industries are far from what Mr. Mckibben refers to as “big-money timber interests.” According the Agency of Natural Resources, 85 percent of Vermont forests are held by nonindustrial private landowners (by people, not corporations). There are approximately 500 logging contractors sending wood from these lands to 200 sawmills. The only thing big about the forest industry in Vermont is the variety of individuals involved. I would suggest we need to keep our forest-product utilization local. My relatively young house (60 years

old) was framed with Vermont spruce milled just up the road. Now most of the spruce and pine used by Vermonters is shipped here from far away. We need to utilize forest resources in areas where it is appropriate, and target sensitive and unique areas for protection — not provide blanket land-use restriction based on administrative boundaries. Who will protect the once-wild lands of the Intervale from the carrot farmer? Allan Serrano ESSEX JUNCTION

WEDDING WORKERS As a vendor at the 2006 Vermont Wedding Affair held earlier this month, I thought I should contact you in regards to the negative article published in Seven Days [“Disengaged,” November 22]. The article seemed to describe the event as an overpriced waste of time — which is insulting at best. The Wedding Affair took many hours of preparation on behalf of everyone involved; in fact, my assistant and I spent an entire week preparing samples and designs for potential brides. In addition, our cake prices are extremely reasonable, and if the Seven Days reporter had bothered to stop at our table and receive her personalized price quote, she would have known this. I fully support an individual’s right to their own opinion. However, when that opinion is published for all to see, it needs to be based on factual information instead of misguided assumptions. I think there is more than one way to look at the so-called extravagance of the Wedding Affair: rather than assuming that having a free valet service, bar, and couture

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fashion show are evidence of wasted money and/or unnecessary, overpriced services, perhaps the reporter could have chosen to appreciate the hard work and thought that went into providing such services and enjoyed her day. I am saddened that the Wedding Affair was given such a negative review, as we had the opportunity to speak with many brides (many of whom were on a tight budget) who were awestruck at the details of the event. Christine Hein EAST TOPSHAM

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ENGAGEMENT RAGE I read the article by Brooke Hunter regarding her experience at the Vermont Wedding Affair on November 11 at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disengaged,â&#x20AC;? November 22]. As a wedding professional, an advertiser in Vermont Vows, and a vendor at the event, I must say that I am shocked at her seemingly visceral reaction to all things bridal. I am a florist, and recently planned a Vermont wedding myself, so I can understand some of the issues that Ms. Hunter is facing. Reading between the lines, one can see that it all boils down

to this: How do you plan a wedding on a budget? The answer to that is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easyâ&#x20AC;?. . . From my point of view, as far as bridal shows go, the Wedding Affair is it. From the copper-painted saplings placed in French buckets with white dendrobium orchids strung throughout the branches, to the pedicures, mini makeovers, and wedding etiquette tips from the Emily Post Institute, one will find things at the Wedding Affair that cannot be found at other bridal shows in our state . . . Yes, the valet parking may be out of many bridesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leagues, but isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the

point of attending a show like this one exploring the possibilities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even the ones that are unattainable? I think that although Ms. Hunter may not have found her niche at the Coach Barn, she did discover something very valuable: She now knows what she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like . . . It is unfortunate that Ms. Hunter left the Wedding Affair feeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;disengaged.â&#x20AC;? But from where I sit, her personal editorial on the event did not accurately reflect the magic of the day. Based on the reactions of the brides, grooms, family members and friends that I encountered â&#x20AC;&#x201D; keep in mind I am a vendor who personally spoke with approximately 100 brides that day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the event was a huge success. Alison Bucholz-Ellis JERICHO

Bucholz-Ellis is the owner of Floral Artistry. WEDDING VALUES I feel that I must write to defend Brooke Hunter from the negative letters in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seven Days regarding her article about the Vermont Wedding Affair [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disengaged,â&#x20AC;? November 22]. I enjoyed Ms. Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article thoroughly, and was thrilled to find that I am not the only woman on the planet who thinks that most weddings today are way too expensive and pretentious.

Even if there are cheaper invitation packages than the $1000-$3000 packages offered to Ms. Hunter, who in their right mind would pay $3000 for wedding invitations? Imagine what that money could do if donated to COTS, or donated to feed starving people in Africa . . . Society today has somehow convinced women that they cannot have a happy marriage if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend an insane amount of money on their wedding. I am living proof that this is not true. My husband and I were wed three years ago at Kingsland Bay State Park. We paid $700 to rent the beautiful hall there, and we did hire a caterer, but we did just about everything else ourselves. I am happy to report that both the wedding and the marriage turned out great. In his letter to the editor, Shaun Boyce, one of the organizers of the Wedding Affair, criticized Ms. Hunter for not doing any research on the costs of planning a wedding. He says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to reality!â&#x20AC;? Well, Mr. Boyce, welcome to my reality: My husband and I, and our friends and family, had a stellar wedding day, and we are not in debt from it. After all, what makes a wedding day unforgettable is the joy of finding a perfect mate, not the cost of the invitations. Cathy Ryan HINESBURG

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Midwest, regularly attract more than 2000 people each week. “We’re only a megachurch by Vermont standards,” he offers. Right now, Vermont’s largest church can’t fit all its worshippers under one roof. The EAC currently offers five separate Sunday services. Three take place in the church’s own worship space, which can seat 450; the other two services occur in a theater at the Essex Outlet Cinemas, which holds 300. Attendance is growing. “We have more and more people coming and wanting to come than we can accommodate,” Slocum explains. “So we have to do something.” Slocum reports that the church had initially planned to expand at its current location; it even bought additional land across the street in Essex. But the site doesn’t have sewer access, and the Essex Selectboard denied the church’s request to connect the parcel to the town system. The church has been searching for a new location for more than a year. “There is not any place in Essex that’s suitable,” says Slocum. “So we looked at where’s the most central place in which to serve people. We already have a good number of folks from Williston. It puts us, if you will, central to access the people.” The church recently struck a deal to buy the Williston land



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bikes — nothing fancy,” says Hinderckyx. UPS “started with six, then they wanted eight, then 13,” he says. “I’ve been working flatout just to get them ready.” Shelley Lutz, who works at the Rutland center and is an avid cyclist, says she convinced her manager to do business with Green Mountain Bikes when she heard he was planning to buy new bikes from Wal-Mart. Lutz also applauds her employer’s ecoawareness. “Even if you can get these riders to do 50 stops,” she says, “that’s 50 less stops the

trucks have to do, and we don’t have to put another package car on the road.” Not every package is suitable for delivery by bike, Lutz adds. “We’re not going to make a bike person haul around some big Pottery Barn box.” Rutland UPS rider Jordan Bemis, 27, says that hauling 60 to 80 packages a day is getting him “healthy quick.” He also takes pride in his unusual task. Another plus the: “surprised look on peoples’ faces” when he pedals up to a house. � 6 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester (Exit 16) We support

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in flatter sections of towns. Burlington was the first distribution center in Vermont to revert to two-wheeled travel, says center manager Les Titus. “I think it started in the southern states, where they’ve been doing it for over 20 years,” he says. Burlington UPS has perfected the process over the past couple of holiday seasons. This year it’s mobilized five bikes, which feed off its regular brown trucks. Knobby tires and front and rear fenders help to fend off foul weather. The back-to-bikes move reduces the burden on year-round delivery vans, and saves UPS from having to run temporary vehicles to handle the holiday rush. Doon Hinderckyx, owner of Green Mountain Bikes, provided refurbished bikes for $150 a pop to the Rutland distribution center. The self-described “Biking Viking,” who has run his bike shop out of his Rochester home for 20 years, sees it as an opportunity to make bikes a more visible alternative to motor vehicles. “Maybe it will inspire someone to get rid of their car,” he suggests. “They’re basic, beater commuter

issued a set of suggestions for how the church could improve its proposal. These include creating two additional entrances and exits to the property, and dividing the one big building into several smaller ones to form a kind of campus. Slocum says he wasn’t surprised or put off by the board’s objections, and that the church is “open to a dialogue about their concerns.” He agrees that the building is a big one, but he points out that its actual footprint is just 95,000 square feet. “You look at it, and you go, ‘Holy cow! This is huge!’” he says. “But if you go by the property, drive by the property, there’s only a few corridors where it’s visible because of the topography of the land.” As for traffic concerns, he

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suggests, “Our peak time is typically when everybody else is still eating their breakfast and having their coffee.” Slocum claims the church would be an asset to Williston. At the DRB meeting, he distributed a list of services the church provides to the town of Essex. They include hosting police department trainings and local elections. The church even serves as an evacuation site for Essex and Williston schools. “We want to be neighbors in the neighborhood,” Slocum says, “not problems in the neighborhood.” Asked if anyone has objected to the religious nature of the petitioning organization, the DRB’s Rieley says no. “Nobody’s said anything about that,” he reports. “Honestly, it seems to be building and traffic.” �

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BARRE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Vermont National Guardsman Jeremy Orr was deployed to Iraq in March 2005, he knew his training as a physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant would be vital to fellow soldiers wounded in combat. He had no idea that the care he was providing would spin his own life in an entirely new direction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as head of an international relief effort to provide medical assistance to Iraqi children. Orr, a 35-year-old, fifth-generation Vermonter from the Mad River Valley, was stationed in Najaf, a mostly Shiite city about 100 miles south of Baghdad. At the time, the city was relatively calm in comparison to northern neighbors plagued by daily car bombings and insurgent attacks. Faced with few military casualties and plenty of free time, Orr and his fellow soldiers would occasionally venture out into the city on unannounced humanitarian missions. Other times, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d invite Iraqi civilians onto the base for medical exams and care.

Orr believes the medical services he and his fellow soldiers provided not only saved Iraqi lives, but those of Americans as well. Orr soon became known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;go-to guyâ&#x20AC;? among the locals, including the religious clerics. Although a few officers objected to the practice of allowing Iraqis onto the base, his commanders allowed it. As Orr puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had such a low casualty rate coming out of our area, they assumed we must be doing something right.â&#x20AC;? Some of the maladies he treated were war-related injuries, such as burns and amputations. More commonly, though, Orr was treating diseases indigenous to the region, such as leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection carried by sand fleas, which can cause horrific scarring, disfigurement, sickness and death. He also saw a lot of congenital birth defects. About a month into his tour of duty, someone brought in a 7-year-old girl whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been born with her bladder on the outside of her body. Some birth defects can be treated in the field or at regional hospitals, but pediatric urologists are exceptionally rare in most parts of the world. Orr knew the girl would need to be flown to the United States for an operation. He contacted Steve Sosebee, founder and

executive director of the Palestine Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relief Fund, a group thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been providing medical care for years to Arab children in the Middle East. With Sosebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help, Orr found a doctor in the United States who would perform the surgery â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Orr needed $2500 to fly the girl and her mother to the States. He asked fellow soldiers for donations and even posted flyers in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bathroom stalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew that was the only time the men would sit and read about something like that,â&#x20AC;? he says. Within 10 days, he says, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d raised $6000. In all, it took about eight months to finalize the travel arrangements, but the girl eventually had the surgery and made a successful recovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She actually got to Columbus before I got home,â&#x20AC;? says Orr. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was my goal, to get this girl to the States before I did.â&#x20AC;? The patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father was so appreciative, he offered Orr both his daughters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ages 7 and 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in marriage. At first, Orr thought the man was kidding, until his translator set him straight. He respectfully declined the offer. When Orr returned to Vermont in January 2006, he launched the nonprofit Iraqi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relief Fund. Although the organization directly benefits civilians, it also serves an important diplomatic function. Orr believes the medical services he and his fellow soldiers provided not only saved Iraqi lives, but those of Americans as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result of the work we did, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose one soldier in our operation,â&#x20AC;? he says. The same canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be said about the soldiers who replaced him. According to Orr, he and his fellow guardsmen were replaced by the Fourth Infantry, a regular Army division that immediately put an end to all humanitarian assistance, including medical services and base access for civilians, school supplies and infrastructure improvements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the first four months, they lost 23 guys,â&#x20AC;? Orr says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You do the math.â&#x20AC;? These days Orr is trying to raise money for his organization, find office space and get technical assistance, including help on his website â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Since his return, the group has raised $3000 and helped a second child get medical care outside Iraq. Now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on a third. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow going, Orr admits, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a process he believes will have positive repercussions in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You help this one family and as far as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned, you will be in their hearts and minds forever,â&#x20AC;? Orr says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One act of goodwill at a time can make a big difference.â&#x20AC;? ďż˝





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lustery Barre, Vermont, was the backdrop Saturday evening as more than 300 Vermont Democrats and a handful of Vermont socialists gathered at the Old Labor Hall to celebrate their historic election victory on November 7. In a country where the radical right has been in absolute control at the federal level for the past six years, a light is finally shining through the darkness. And after a 12year congressional drought, Democrats have reclaimed majorities in both houses of Congress and picked up record majorities in both houses of the Vermont Legislature as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think of this Labor Hall,â&#x20AC;? said U.S. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy to the relieved celebrants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father was born here in Barre. Both my grandfathers were stonecutters. They spent time here, my Irish grandfather and my Italian grandfather. We feel tonight the sense of history.â&#x20AC;?

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too, is that together we ran the strongest grassroots campaign in the history of the state of Vermont!â&#x20AC;? And Sanders, like his elected replacement, Congressman-to-be Peter Welch, made it clear that ending the madness of the Bush-Cheney war in Iraq is the priority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to end this war as soon as we can,â&#x20AC;? said Sanders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to bring the troops home.â&#x20AC;? The Vermont Democrats ate it up. After all, there hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been a whole lot for them to cheer about in the last few years, has there? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have got to give the president a message that he cannot ignore,â&#x20AC;? said Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first socialist senator, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and that is that tens of millions of Americans want our troops to come home. But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen,â&#x20AC;? he pointed out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;unless tens of millions of people are mobilized.â&#x20AC;? With Bernie Sanders, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been about getting ordinary people involved. And nobody does it better. No one in politics around these parts hits the passion button so squarely, a fact proven once again on November 7 with his landslide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a better

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than 2-to-1 thrashing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over Rich Tarrant, a self-funded Republican who had few ideas and more money than he knew what to do with. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean this from the very bottom of my heart,â&#x20AC;? said Sanders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always believed that destiny indicates that this small state is going to play a leadership role in transforming the United States of America.â&#x20AC;? In closing, St. Patrick noted heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bernardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side on January 4, 2007. Bernie, the socialist from Vermont, officially makes American history that day, when GOP Vice President Dick Cheney administers the senatorial oath of office to the newbies. Nice. Leahy commented that, unlike the last oath Cheney administered to him on the U.S. Senate floor, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This one you can actually print in the newspaper.â&#x20AC;? Health Care Reform Hero? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Full disclosure: This writer admits to being an AARP member. Aging gracefully. That means we get the magazine. And the latest edition, which arrived last Thursday, was a hot one! It had nothing to do with actor Robert DeNiro on the cover. It had everything to do with the full-page photo of Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas inside. Seated in blue business suit and red tie, the Green Mountain guv was surrounded by a half-dozen Holsteins. Face it, the guy is on a roll. GOP Jim just won a third consecutive term at the top in the land where Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left shines the brightest with the likes of Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy and Howard Dean, the Democratic party chairman. The Vermont governor, along with actors DeNiro, Marlo Thomas and David Hyde Pierce, was chosen by AARP for a 2007 IMPACT Award as one of â&#x20AC;&#x153;10 People Who Make the World a Better Place.â&#x20AC;? What a life! How does he do it? In leftist, Democratic/ Progressive Vermont, how does a Republican who supported Richard Nixon as a Middlebury College senior and Vermont House candidate in 1972, and George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, keep winning elections in Vermont, year after year? And guess what Douglas won the AARP IMPACT Award for? Sitting down, are you? Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gov. Douglas was recognized for his leadership on health-care reform! Hello? Writes veteran New York magazine writer Joe Treen for the January/February 2007 edition of AARP, which bills itself as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Circulation Magazineâ&#x20AC;?: . . . in May, after two years of negotiations, Governor Jim Douglas signed groundbreaking legislation that makes affordable health insurance available to everyone in the state. The new universal health care law, considered the most progressive in the country, also includes a series of cost-saving reforms. It is particu-

larly important in the Green Mountain State, which has 61,000 uninsured citizens and a growing senior population. While the bill was clearly a bipartisan effort, much of the credit goes to Douglas, 55, for refusing to give up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was such a key issue,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need was so great in terms of containing costs and providing coverage to uninsured Vermonters that we just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fail.â&#x20AC;? Yes, indeed. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no business like show business, is there? A few other AARP readers in the Green Mountains couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it, either. One was Bruce Cunningham of Hinesburg. Bruce has been an independent advocate and Statehouse regular for decades. His issues include antismoking and underage drinking. OK, a bit of a health nut. Nothing wrong with that, right? He gave Joe Treen a call at his New Jersey residence. Cunningham told yours truly he politely informed the AARP freelancer that he had gotten the story on the IMPACT awardwinning Vermonter terribly wrong. That anyone in Vermont could tell him Gov. Jim Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; real impact was as the leading opponent of health-care reform. Cunningham later told â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Trackâ&#x20AC;? that Treen â&#x20AC;&#x153;seemed very happy to talk to me.â&#x20AC;? Heck, one senior citizen to another, right? None of us is getting any younger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He also sounded appreciative of my pointing out that Gov. Jim Douglas was mainly an obstructionist,â&#x20AC;? said Bruce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My overall impression was that [Treen] was interested in finding the truth.â&#x20AC;? Cool. We let the weekend pass and then gave him a call on Monday. Joe Treen appears to be a successful magazine-writing pro and, indeed, sounded like a decent baby-boom-generation kind of guy when we gave him a jingle. However, he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly exuding enthusiasm for getting the story right. Rather, Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joe was a bit defensive. Treen told â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Trackâ&#x20AC;? that after getting the call from Cunningham he â&#x20AC;&#x153;went back and re-looked at the story to make sure it was not off the mark.â&#x20AC;? By that he meant he was not considering Gov. Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; veto of the landmark health-care reform bill the Democrats and Progressives passed in 2005. He was only focusing, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;within the narrow focus of 2006.â&#x20AC;? Republican Gov. Jim Douglas may have vetoed reform in 2005, but in 2006, argued Treen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;he kept negotiators at the table.â&#x20AC;? By the way, Treen didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to Vermont and did not speak to the Vermont reform advocates. One of those is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermont Health Care for Allâ&#x20AC;? activist Deb Richter M.D. Dr. Deb said she first howled in disbelief when she saw that AARP gave our guv a national award for his leadership on health-care reform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is that a scream?â&#x20AC;? she asked. But once Richter, like others, got over the initial shock, it made perfect sense to her. Perfect sense, that is, for AARP to find Jim

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Coming soon... Douglas so likable. After all, the insurance industry has no greater friend in Vermont than our Republican governor, who, if he had his way, would open Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s borders to every last cherry-picking one of them. In fact, close your eyes, and Jim Douglas could turn into a friendly insurance salesman in about two seconds flat! As it is, Americans pay the highest portion of earnings of any workforce in the modern world on health care and for-profit health insurance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because in the good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; USA, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big fat layer of cost added to our medical bills in order to keep the insurance companies happy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called profit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does it surprise you,â&#x20AC;? asked Dr. Richter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;that AARP would endorse someone who keeps the insurance industry in good health?â&#x20AC;? Remember, she pointed out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;AARP sells health insurance.â&#x20AC;? Lots of health insurance. And AARP â&#x20AC;&#x153;stands to gain billionsâ&#x20AC;? from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;4 percent kickbackâ&#x20AC;? they get from the Medicare Part D portion of every insurance policy theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sell. Good point, eh? The modest, watered-down 2006 legislation that the Democrats defend as progress, and the guv won the big award and the big reelection for signing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;was a temporary solution for some folks. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begrudge that,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Richter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The point is, they had the opportunity to do something even bigger. The tragedy,â&#x20AC;? she told â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Track,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;is the fact that they stopped the conversation with this bill.â&#x20AC;? And that may be its greatest accomplishment of all â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stopping the health-care reform conversation. Congratulations, Guv. Well done! â&#x20AC;&#x153;For some of my patients,â&#x20AC;? said Richter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this will be a good thing. But the problem is, the other 95 percent, who have unbelievable premiums and high co-pays and deductibles, are left hanging.â&#x20AC;? Media Notes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Good news for the Times Argus. Bad news for The Burlington Free Press, as Freeps editorial writer Sue Allen has left to become the new editor at the TA. Very talented gal. Previously in her distinguished career, she was with the Associated Press and the Freeps for 10 years as a political reporter. Sweet Sue also put in six years as Gov. Howard Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s press secretary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; back before his national political stardom kicked in. Lots of change in newspaper land. Editor Allen tells us sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;not worried. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited.â&#x20AC;? Local news coverage, she says, will be big in her book. And she certainly knows the lay of the land. Good luck, Sweet Sue! ďż˝


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Dear Cecil. A fire department official appeared on our local news tonight, giving holiday-related fire prevention tips. One was: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t burn discarded wrapping paper in your woodburning stove or fireplace. When asked by the interviewer why this was a bad idea, the official stated that the paper burned at a higher temperature than most stoves or fireplaces were rated for. I find it hard to believe that wrapping paper could achieve a higher burning temp than, say, a good piece of oak or maple. I suspect that if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any drawback to this practice at all, it would be the excessive amount of ash produced and/or the ink or other coatings producing possibly toxic gases or chimney-clogging byproducts. What say you, Cecil? Jerry H., via email

chimney itself, they might land in a snowdrift if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky or on flammable roofing if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. Finally, as you suggest, there are all those cheery images printed on wrapping paper. No question, from a graphic design standpoint, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift wrap is a million percent better than it was when I was a kid. But the fumes from burning ink are just as toxic as ever. So cut the fire marshal some slack â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe he was a little vague on the details, but he had the right idea. Discarded wrapping paper should be saved for reuse or put out with the trash, not consigned to the flames. The fire is the wrong place for other holiday detritus as well â&#x20AC;&#x201D; der Tannenbaum, for example. My assistant Una had an Uncle Bob, a manly man who felt throwing the Christmas tree away was a waste of good firewood. So he tossed it in the fireplace â&#x20AC;&#x201D; gave him a nice warm glow. Unfortunately what was glowing was the roof, presumably ignited by embers. Fortunately the fire was small and anybody with a hose could have put it out. Unfortunately, the hose was frozen solid and the fire department had trouble getting the nearest hydrant to work. Fortunately the firefighters were able to throw a ladder up against the house and put out the fire with a chemical extinguisher. They then hacked off a small hunk of charred roof with axes, peered into the crawl space, and declared the fire out. Unfortunately, having by now found an operational hydrant, the firemen declared they needed to hose down the roof â&#x20AC;&#x153;as policy,â&#x20AC;? sending a torrent of water through the hole and collapsing the living room ceiling. Really unfortunately, the house that all this happened in belonged not to Uncle Bob but his in-laws. Bob bought them an RV and matters were pronounced square, but it was a lesson he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t soon forget, and neither should you. CECIL ADAMS

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• East Japan Railway Co. began experimenting with a device that converts vibrations from passengers’ footsteps into electricity. The generators, which are placed next to ticket gates at one exit of JR Tokyo Station, can produce 70 to 100 milliwattseconds when someone walks through the gate. JR East official Takahiro Kikuchi said that if the test is successful, the carrier hopes the generators will supply enough electricity to power the station’s automatic turnstiles and display panels.

detectives investigating the murder and robbery of a 60-year-old man in Jackson County, Mich., made little progress until officers in neighboring Calhoun County identified their suspect. A woman they were questioning about a series of breakins mentioned that while playing a game in which players name the stupidest thing they’ve ever done, her boyfriend answered, “Shot a guy in the head.” Jackson County authorities checked out the story and charged Jerry Rose, 29. • When the television show “America’s Most Wanted” broadcast the picture of Calvin A. Bennett, 26, who was being


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couldn’t figure out how to drive a car. Some pushed the car, and passerby Margarita Wood hopped in to show him how to operate the manual transmission. After he and Wood drove off, city workers noticed the car being driven erratically and alerted police, who said the boy was stealing the car. “It is incredible that an entire neighborhood would participate in this comedy of errors,” Sgt. Dave Norton said after the boy and the woman teaching him to drive were taken into custody (Wood was promptly released). “Nobody asked why a 14-year-old is out with a vehicle and doesn’t know how to drive it.”

wielding a sword. The plunger stuck to the brother’s stomach, but while trying to remove it, the victim accidentally impaled himself on his brother’s sword. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that the injury wasn’t life threatening.

Double Bogey A genetically modified (GM) grass that resists herbicides has escaped into the Oregon countryside, even before the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved its use. The plant, creeping bentgrass, is immune to glyphosate, a potent herbicide known as Roundup, and was developed for golf courses so groundskeepers can use Roundup to kill competing weedy grasses. Despite concern that the bentgrass will crossbreed with other species and pass along the resistance gene, Eric Baack of Indiana University told New Scientist magazine, “I don’t think people will worry about lawns and golf courses if they’ve not shown any worries about GM food.”

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proclaiming himself “guilty as charged” to three murders and two assaults in Pierce County, Wash., Ulysses “Moonie” Handy III, 24, told Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson that he wasn’t asking for any sympathy because he didn’t have any himself. The Tacoma News Tribune reported that Handy blamed his inability to feel anything on the eight years he spent in prison for hitting a man over the head with a baseball bat. “Anything I was died a long time ago,” he said.

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Usually It’s the Hunter That’s Drunk Vyacheslav Pozgalyov, the governor of Russia’s Vologda region, began an inquiry into the death of a tame bear named Mitrofan after the newspaper Kommersant reported the shooter was Spain’s King Juan Carlos. Sergei Starostin, the region’s deputy hunting chief, told the paper that the “good-natured” bear was taken from its home at a local vacation resort and “generously fed” honey mixed with vodka before being released where the king was hunting. “His highness, Juan Carlos, took Mitrofan out with one shot,” Starostin said. A representative of the king, who is known to enjoy hunting and was in Russia at the time, said reports that Juan Carlos brought down a tame and inebriated bear were “ridiculous.”



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eal Good Toys has an unpretentious name and an equally down-to-earth location — it’s nestled among some nondescript industrial buildings on the way to Thunder Road in Barre. But this manufacturer turns out high-end dollhouses and do-it-yourself kits, some of which retail for more than $1000. On a weekday morning a month before Christmas, workers Gary Root are busily churning out tiny, finely Production Manager detailed pieces. The company ships Real Good Toys, Barre about 20,000 kits a year, and this is peak season. Could it be a coincidence that production manager Gary Root looks a bit like Santa Claus? Root, who studied engineering in college, has been overseeing the shop for 25 years. The 55-year-old father of four cheerfully offers a tour of the factory floor, and shows off an unfinished “Queen Anne” model. SEVEN DAYS: Who puts your dollhouses together? Is it mostly kids? GARY ROOT: No. It’s almost always adults. The instructions for this dollhouse right here are 52 pages long. It’s got hundreds of different paragraphs. A 12-year-old isn’t going to read a 52-page instruction and follow it one step at a time. This dollhouse would take me 60 or 70 hours to assemble and paint. How many kids are going to do that?

for a dollhouse. There are artists who work in a 1-inch scale with tiny little brushes and special dyes. Miniature collectors want to take a photograph of a room in a dollhouse and have you not be able to tell that it’s a miniature. That’s the level of precision we’re attending to. Now, we make toys as well. We make barns, and we have a group of dollhouses called Playscale. It’s never going to pass the photo test — it’s to play with.

SD: But aren’t they playing with it? GR: Not this one. Some dollhouses, yes, but this dollhouse right here is going to end up in the hands of a miniature collector who’s going to put it together and display it in their house and spend $50,000 on furnishings for the thing.

SD: Do you design the houses? GR: I work with the owner of the company on the design. He is way better than I am with coming up with the general shape and the style of the house. What I know is, a line on a paper is just a line on a paper. I know how to turn that into a piece. So the technical part of the design process, we interact on that.

SD: Fifty thousand — are you serious? GR: Of course, $50,000 is very unusual, but it’s easy to spend thousands of dollars on furnishings. Every single thing that you have in your house, you can buy in miniature and put it in a dollhouse. You can buy a Campbell Soup can. You can buy a Playboy magazine. You can buy TVs that work. You can buy original art

SD: What are you thinking about when you design a dollhouse? What do you want to evoke in someone who’s building or playing with it? GR: You want to evoke the sense of a house, even though the thing is just a caricature of a house. In the case of the more elaborate ones, you want to grab somebody’s sense of style. At

some point in time, everybody’s looked at a house and said, “Oh, what a great house, I’d like to live in a house like that,” right? Well, whether you live in an apartment in Atlantic City or a cabin in Woodbury, anybody can manage to have a dollhouse. It gives you an opportunity to live that other part of what you always wanted to do. There are two different styles of dollhouses that grab people’s attention the most. One is a fairly standard Colonial farmhouse. You know, the white clapboard farmhouse that you see all over the place in Vermont. And then there’s another kind of dollhouse that people just really attach to, and that’s the “painted lady” house — the Victorian that’s got frou-fraws and gingerbread, and 17 different colors, and porch rails that are turned, and archways and all that kind of fancy stuff that dates from 1885 to about 1925. That’s difficult for people to maintain, difficult for people to afford nowadays. There’s an attachment we all have, I think, to that kind of lifestyle and ornamentation. You can play out that attachment in a dollhouse. SD: What kind of house do you live in? GR: An 1840s, rambling farmhouse. I lived that dream, you see. SD: Are there any features on this half-finished “painted lady” house that you’re particularly proud of? GR: I wish I had one all put together right now to show you, but I love the way the staircase fits in this house. It’s really neat. It goes from the main floor up to a landing. The landing has a molded edge, and it’s got railings all around it, then three more steps come up to the second floor. And you’ve got a railing all the way around the second floor, then you have a narrower staircase, all with banisters as well, that

come up to a point. Then there’s a pinwheel staircase, so you have four steps that spin up. It’s a wonderful staircase, and it’s all got turned posts and turned spindles and shaped balusters. SD: I never played with dolls as a kid, so I don’t really get the appeal. What is it about these dollhouses that you love? GR: I think that we as a people are really threatened by all the different ways we find to separate ourselves from each other. So many of our pastimes are plugged into stuff, but there’s no organic connection. I think that talking to people and doing stuff together is really important. Finding any opportunity for people to do things with their hands, where they’re actually touching the thing they’re working on, is important. I love it when a young mother calls for help on a dollhouse who says, “I’m building this with my 11-year-old daughter.” I just love that. Any time you can find a chance to do stuff with your kids, that is a treasure beyond measure. Going out and playing ball with ’em in the summer; building a dollhouse with ’em in the winter. Or any craft project. It teaches kids they can do good things, that they can make things they can be proud of. What are the things that make kids the most proud now? I won at this video game that I’m playing online with people I’ve never met. Big deal. But when they build something, and somebody else comes along and says, “That’s really neat” — that’s awesome. Sure, I’d love for every house to have a dollhouse in it, but I think on a more global sense, any craft project, any house project will make people better and happier and more at peace with themselves. SD: So you’re not just building dollhouses here. GR: That’s right. We’re making the world a better place. m

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The man’s crappy attitude was actually none of my business, but flagrant ingratitude really bugs me. the relaxed, B-town style. In Vermont, glam doesn’t cut it; the women rarely dress to kill. “Can you take our friend to Montpelier?” one of them asked. No rest for the weary, I thought. Or is it the wicked? Either way, I wasn’t about to decline a lucrative call. “Sure,” I replied. “I’ll take ’em. Seventy bucks — will that work for you?” “Yeah, that’ll be fine,” she replied, and she and her friend each pulled some currency from their pockets, pooling their money and including a generous tip. “John’s one of your broke musicians,” she added with a warm smile. “Just take care of him, OK? He’s a little bit hammered.” “Well, I’ll get him home safe and sound — you can count on that.” The two women went back to the curb to collect their wayward friend. I couldn’t overhear the conversation among the three of them, but it looked animated. It appeared John didn’t quite appreciate that his night on the town was over. Finally, he reluctantly capitulated and walked over to the cab. He hit the shotgun seat ornery and grumbling. “Those bastards. I don’t know what their story is.” “You can’t mean that, man,” I said as we got underway. “Those were two friends looking out for you, so you don’t want to be saying that.” The man’s crappy attitude was actually none of my business, but flagrant ingratitude really bugs me. And drunkenness, in my view, is not even close to an excuse.

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to a sexual one. In the novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prologue, set in 1979 and narrated from Karen Philipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; perspective, a young Egyptian dampens the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for mummies when he tells her, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The white men are nothing more than rapists, taking what they wanted by force when they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seduce my countrymen willingly.â&#x20AC;? When Karen discovers the collar, which she suspects was illegally removed from a princessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tomb, she

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empathizes with the millenniadead victim. Taylor raises, but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t develop, fascinating questions about the responsibilities scholars and collectors have to the long dead and their heirs. This certainly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cozyâ&#x20AC;? mystery. Like Archer Mayor, Taylor has a knack for drawing rapid character portraits of solitary, melancholic souls. And here she seems to be suggesting that Sweeney herself, despite her romance-novel heroineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and good looks, is just a few whiskies away from becoming one of them. ďż˝


Funerary art fascinated Sweeney because it danced on the subtle line between form and function. Gravestones were needed to mark the site of a burial, but they had become canvases for the stone carverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopes and dreams for his own death. The ancient Egyptians had believed it necessary to entomb their kings with all of the things needed in the afterlife, but these common household items had been made glorious with gold leaf and carnelian, paint and beads. Sweeneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit would start with a room of artifacts that spoke to the elaborate preparations the ancient Egyptians had made for death. Alongside a sampling of sarcophagi from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection, she had included information about the elaborate process of mummifying bodies and a variety of canopic chests and jars used to hold the internal organs once they had been removed. The exhibit then took a look at grave markers, including photographs of very early stone dolmens, and moving on to the American gravestones that were Sweeneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty, including rubbings, photographs, and castings of cemetery art from the earliest days of the American colonies. Then came the postmortem photography, as well as other mourning items from the death-obsessed Victorian period. Sweeney had included a whole cabinet of hairwork mourning jewelry, and looking at the delicate pieces arrayed on green velvet, she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but think of Brad Putnam, her student and friend, whose murder she had gotten involved in investigating because of its connection with a collection of mourning jewelry. It was how sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d met Quinn, and as she thought of Brad now, she felt an overwhelming sadness at the pointlessness of his death. The last room of the exhibit would include contemporary funerary art, loosely defined. Sweeney had lately become interested in impromptu memorial displays, the piles of flowers and teddy bears, liquor bottles and candles that appeared on the sites of highway accidents or murders. She still had to finish choosing the pieces for this final installment of the exhibit, but she was hoping to include some modern examples of mourning jewelry sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard about, pieces of plastic into which ashes were pressed, as well as some examples of memorial decals, the stickers that some teenagers had started putting on their cars to honor friends dead to gang violence or suicide.

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istrict Judge Geoffrey Crawford is reviewing the morning’s docket in a second-floor conference room at Burlington’s Costello Courthouse. Seated at the table are the usual parties to a criminal court proceeding: STORY the state’s attorney, a defense counsel, KEN a probation officer and a police offiPICARD cer. Also present are two mentalhealth experts. The topic of discusIMAGE JORDAN sion: a client’s guinea pig. Lucy Joramo, a Chittenden SILVERMAN County public defender, explains that Although these her client, “Scott,” has done well with proceedings are the pet, and now wants a dog. open to the public, However, his psychiatrist won’t sign Seven Days was privy to certain off on the idea unless Scott agrees to confidential discus- start taking his medication again. sions and materials. “When he was in the hospital, they At the request of put him on a higher dose of Klonopin family members than [his doctor] would have preand the mental health treatment scribed,” adds Terri Cameron, a proteam, the paper bation officer with the Department of agreed to change Corrections. “Sometimes there are clients’ names in creative things that’ll work to get order to protect someone to try.” their privacy. Bob Wolford, coordinator of offender services at the Howard Center for Human Services in Burlington, is a regular fixture at these weekly meetings. He knows Scott well and is familiar with his struggles coping with mental illness. “Scott went from this adamant position of ‘No anti-psychotics!’ to ‘Maybe I’ll think about it,’” says Wolford. “Two months to the day after starting his meds, he quit. But I think he’ll do OK.” The judge asks about Scott’s housing situation. Wolford says he’s working with the Burlington Housing Authority to get him an apartment. Judge Crawford seems convinced.


“I don’t think he would hurt a dog,” he says, sounding more like a concerned uncle than legal arbiter. “He’s taken very good care of his guinea pig. That thing’s lived forever.” The judge scribbles some notes on a legal pad, and then turns to the next case on the docket. “Samuel. How’s he doing?” Crawford asks. Eric Leff, Samuel’s case manager, explains that his client recently had a bad toothache, so his dentist gave him painkillers and referred him to an oral surgeon. Samuel took the pills and felt better, so he never returned for another visit. “I’ve done that with dentists,” the judge jokes. But Leff raises a more serious concern. Apparently, Samuel’s urine samples have been too dilute to get an accurate drug test. “I’ve spoken to him over and over again about not drinking too much water before he comes in,” Leff says. Crawford offers a suggestion. “Do you want him to write you an essay about it?” he asks. “I don’t want to let this pass, but I’m wary of flying off the handle about it.” After a brief discussion, the group decides not to hit Samuel with a legal sanction, such as community-service time. Guinea pigs and toothaches aren’t typical fodder for judges, prosecutors and public defenders, especially in one of Vermont’s busiest criminal courthouses. But this isn’t a typical court. One morning each week, Judge Crawford presides over the Chittenden County Mental Health Treatment Court, a new and innovative approach to dealing with people who are mentally ill and break the law.

Launched in 2003 with a two-year, $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, mental health court is Vermont’s newest addition to the so-called “specialty” or “problemsolving” courts. Like drug court, family court and truancy court, it takes a more holistic and enlightened approach to addressing the root causes of criminal behavior. The concept of mental health court is surprisingly simple — and remarkably effective. The premise is that it does little good, either for offenders or society as a whole, to lock people up for crimes they commit because of their disabilities. Instead, mental health court helps people modify their behavior by getting them into treatment and counseling. There, they learn the coping skills they need to manage their mental illness and, it’s hoped, stay out of trouble. The success of Vermont’s first and only mental health court is due in large measure to the efforts of Wolford at the Howard Center. He wrote the initial DOJ grant and now supervises the court’s two case managers. Wolford sums up the court’s mission this way: “We want to reduce crime. We want to increase public safety. And we want to help these people take a look at ways of improving their own quality of life.” For the next 45 minutes, the mental health treatment team, as it’s known, reviews 18 other cases and four new referrals. The topic of conversation ranges widely, from clients’ drug and alcohol addictions to their employment status, to the ups and downs of their relationships with

spouses, family members and coworkers. At one point, it’s decided that one client will have to buy a cell phone so his case manager can remind him about his court appearances. Strikingly, unless there’s been a new offense, there’s almost no mention of these people’s crimes, most of which are minor. In fact, the people on this docket aren’t even referred to as “offenders” or “defendants”; they’re “clients.” Also missing is the vocabulary normally heard in criminal court — references to bail, probation, plea bargains and jail time. Simply put, everyone in the room seems focused on a common purpose: the well-being of each client. When it’s time for court to begin, Crawford dons his black robe. “OK,” he says, heading into the courtroom. “Let’s go meet the troops.” Mental health court is designed for adult lawbreakers who have persistent mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, clinical depression and borderline personality disorders, and who are deemed competent to stand trial. According to Wolford, about 90 percent of them also have substance-abuse problems. Typically, their offenses are what are considered “nuisance” or “qualityof-life” crimes, such as disorderly conduct, unlawful trespass, drug possession, burglary and retail theft. Occasionally, the court will hear felonies, such as arson, DWI and lowintensity assault, though all cases must first be approved by the state’s attorney’s office. Certain crimes are automatically disqualified. For

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instance, the court won’t take matters involving drug dealing or trafficking, significant bodily injury or death, sex crimes or other serious felonies that have a major impact on its victims. Wolford emphasizes that mental health court doesn’t let people off the hook for their behavior because they’re mentally ill — far from it. In order to participate, an offender must first admit his or her guilt, and then sign a contract agreeing to the terms of the program. They include frequent — weekly or biweekly — court appearances, active participation in a treatment plan and random drug testing, when appropriate. The three-phase program lasts about a year. Clients who follow the rules and stay out of trouble earn incentives for good behavior, including gift certificates, movie passes and trophies. Those who break the rules, use drugs or re-offend are sanctioned, often with community-service time, or else they’re terminated from the program. Occasionally, a client will spend time behind bars. Supporters of mental health court point to the scale of the problem they’re trying to address. As the justice department reported last week, a record 7 million adults are now incarcerated in the United States, an increase of 35 percent in the last 10 years. That’s 3 percent of the U.S. population, or one in every 32 Americans, behind bars, on probation or on parole. A disproportionate number of those offenders are mentally ill. A 1999 study by the Center for Mental Health Services showed an estimated 16 percent of inmates suffering from “serious mental illness,” compared to only 5 percent of the general population. Another survey, released in September by the justice department, found that 56 percent of all inmates have a “mental-health problem,” such as major


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lem sending people to jail. But the question is, is jail the right place for everybody? Clearly, for many people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. I see this as a much more effective way of not only holding people accountable, but also addressing their underlying illness.â&#x20AC;? Richard Haesler, managing attorney for the Chittenden County public defendersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; office, agrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Almost everyone who is incarcerated is coming out at some point,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the question is, when they come out, what have you gained by incarcerating them? With the mentally ill, almost invariably youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gained nothing.â&#x20AC;? To understand why mental health court works, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth seeing it in action. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediately obvious is how the prosecution and defense are able to move outside their traditional roles as adversaries. The dueprocess rights of the accused are clearly a priority. But as Judge Edward Cashman, one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading proponents of mental health court, is reported to have remarked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about fact-finding. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about problem-solving.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typically, prosecutors are trying to assign fault. So you

toward anyone, she says, he sometimes becomes angry, agitated and confused. In the past, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been found wandering in traffic. Most recently, Scott was arrested for brandishing a sword in public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How are you?â&#x20AC;? Crawford asks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making any headway?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to,â&#x20AC;? Scott mumbles. Crawford: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see you.â&#x20AC;? Scott: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you.â&#x20AC;? Crawford: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wrote a note and sent it to the Burlington Housing Authority for you, to see if we can support your application for an apartment there.â&#x20AC;? Scott: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope that goes through.â&#x20AC;? Crawford: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope it does, too. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a great thing for you. And, I wrote to your doctor about the dog.â&#x20AC;? Scott: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes?â&#x20AC;? Judge: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping that you two can work that out together . . . Any chance we can persuade you to take your medication?â&#x20AC;? Scott: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Um, yeah, whatever you say. I just get upset sometimes. They said they may have to raise my diazepam.â&#x20AC;? Crawford: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you feel about that?â&#x20AC;? Scott: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the

Crawford checks with her probation officer and the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, who nods his silent approval. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine with me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to see your dad, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good to go.â&#x20AC;? Crawford say tells her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come back next week to see us.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK! Thanks!â&#x20AC;? Betty says, like a teenager whose father just lent her the car. Not everyone in this court is as relaxed as Betty. Some say little, if anything, during their hearings; others mumble only a word or two in response to questions. Others fail to show up at all. But, unlike in a traditional courtroom, clients here may have a family member and case worker by their side for emotional support. For individuals who find simply leaving the house a traumatic ordeal, these modest concessions can significantly improve their interactions with the system. District Judge Jim Crucitti was Chittenden Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first mental health court judge three years ago. He admits he was initially â&#x20AC;&#x153;quite skepticalâ&#x20AC;? about the idea. He recalls a case from his early days with the court, when a man came before him who had >> 38A

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are reaped elsewhere in the criminal justice system. At a time when Vermonters pay $42,000 each year to incarcerate a male inmate and as much as $72,000 for a female inmate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more per year than the state now spends on higher education â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual budget of $88,000 sounds like a bargain. Beyond the financial benefits are the intangible human savings. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother recalls how heartbreaking it was for her to see her son brought into a criminal court shackled at the waist, his face contorted in fear and bewilderment. Mental health court, she says, has been an entirely different experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really feel positive about this mental health court,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one thing in the whole system Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in all these years thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positive. I just hope and pray it continues, for everyone involved.â&#x20AC;? Where would her son be now without this program? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really feel that if Scott hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had this humane interaction, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably be in jail,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be in the Waterbury asylum and never get out.â&#x20AC;? Detractors of mental health court are hard to find. Larry Lewack is the executive director of NAMI-Vermont â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He admits that some advocates for the mentally ill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; though not him â&#x20AC;&#x201D; voice concerns that mental health court is a backdoor means for coercing people into accepting treatment for mental illness, specifically, the use of psychotropic drugs. Lewack dismisses that criticism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My sense is that the civil rights concerns are overstated,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyone is worried that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be ordered to participate in treatment, then the logical choice is, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t participate in mental health court. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally voluntary.â&#x20AC;? In fact, Lewackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest concern is that mental health court isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available for all the Vermonters who need it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see the legislature fund similar courts in Windsor and Bennington counties as well. For his part, Wolford says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no shortage of potential clients in Chittenden County. Currently, the court has 20 participants and at least four more on the waiting list. With an additional case manager, he says, the court could easily handle 30 people. Perhaps the biggest testament to the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success came from a man whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gone through the program. It was Judge Cashmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last time on the bench, Stubbing recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One individual who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be in court that day came in just to say good-bye to him. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful,â&#x20AC;? she adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any better than that.â&#x20AC;? ďż˝


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ermont is well known for its artisan-quality products. Producing everything from teddy bears to microbrews, Green Mountain entrepreneurs have had remarkable success in turning “cottage” into cash. Two new musiSTORY cal instrument companies, DeMars Guitars CASEY and Creston Electric, are continuing the REA trend by making choice homegrown axes. Both companies are proudly local. IMAGES DeMars Guitars is based in Norwich, while MATTHEW Creston Electric operates out of an “undisTHORSEN closed location” in Burlington. Each is a one-man operation. At DG, the one man is DeMars Guitars: Dan DeMars, a biotechnology r&d expert www.DeMars turned guitar designer. In-demand musician Creston Lea is the creator of the brand that Creston Electric: bears his name. www.Creston DeMars’ and Lea’s products share some similarities — namely, strings and tuning pegs. From there, things get more interesting. DeMars takes an innovative approach to the acoustic guitar, with the pro-level player in mind. Lea designs axes for rockers and altcountry artists who crave a personal connection to their instrument. Both men are earnest craftsmen with a strong sense of aesthetics.

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DeMars, 48, has worked for more than two decades as a manager of biomedical research projects for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer. Originally from Herkimer, New York, he holds a Master’s degree in pathology from the University of Vermont and an MBA from North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. DeMars sees himself as your average build-abetter-mousetrap kind of guy. “I’m not an engineer, but I’ve got an eye for design,” he relates. “Like the Mac computer, Porsches and Braun kitchen appliances. It’s a formand-function kind of thing.” So how did he wind up crafting instruments? Although DeMars has played guitar since the age of 10, his “Eureka!” moment came in 1979, when he saw the radical-looking Steinberger bass, created by industrial designer-turned-luthier Ned Steinberger. “I was flipping through a guitar magazine in my dorm and I saw this headless bass,” DeMars recalls. “It was like the clouds parting.” DeMars was impressed by the instrument’s progressive construction. “Ned

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     looked at it from a sculptorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He thought the bass was neck-heavy, so he just chopped the head off and put the tuners by the body. I just thought it was a brilliant concept.â&#x20AC;? In a happy twist of fate, DeMars got a chance not only to meet but also to work with his hero. In 1995, his wife Leslie received a card from one of her best friends announcing the friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engagement to one Ned Steinberger. By that point, Steinberger had sold his company to Gibson and moved to Maine, where he started the concert string instrument outfit NS Design. The two men came face to face in 1997, at their wivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10year med-school reunion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really hit it off,â&#x20AC;? DeMars says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was the sweetest, most humble guy. We spent the entire time drawing guitars on napkins.â&#x20AC;? By 2000, DeMars was dedicating one day a week to Steinbergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ned asked me to help him do promotion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; web design, ads, promotional literature, artist relations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like doing that stuff,â&#x20AC;? DeMars says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an appreciation for design and a business background â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you might have some ideas that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never thought of.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? DeMars helped promote NS Design at the annual National Association of Music Merchandisers conferences. At the 2004 event, he scoured the booths for a chambered, solid-body acoustic instrument for his personal use. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anything he liked, so he decided to build his own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As it progressed past the prototype stage, I added some of my own ideas,â&#x20AC;? he says. DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; innovations included a solid-body design that is resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, which can wreak havoc on traditional acoustics. This design solves not only the problem of warping but also that of unwanted feedback,


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as air movement is eliminated. DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; acoustic basses and guitars are â&#x20AC;&#x153;string-thru,â&#x20AC;? meaning that the strings are held in place by ferrules on the underside of the instrument. The top of the guitar doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vibrate or â&#x20AC;&#x153;move air,â&#x20AC;? so all string vibration is transferred directly to the bridge saddle and pickup, which results in better tone. Most significant in DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; design is its inclusion of a dimesized piezoelectric transducer at the neck heel, as well as the traditional location under the bridge saddle. The piezo, which differs from your average magnetic pickup, has been around for years.

string bass when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s released in January. DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; products, which retail for around $3400, have been featured in industry rags such as Guitar Player, Bass Guitar, Guitar World Acoustic, Bassics and Bass Player. Steinberger serves on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of advisors and continues to offer advice and inspiration. Sounds like a sweet situation. How Creston Lea finds the time to build instruments is anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guess. A member of several bands, including James Kochalka Superstar, Missy Bly, and the Cave Bees, Lea is constantly gigging. His

guitar making. He moved from New Hampshire to Vermont in 1996, trailing a couple of high school buddies. Here, he took jobs in carpentry, including a stint of tearing down and reassembling old barns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was driving all across the Northeast,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just ridiculous hours.â&#x20AC;? Later, Lea worked for himself as a builder for hire, but career fulfillment remained elusive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kinds of jobs I could take on as one person became less and less interesting,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started hating the work.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, Lea started playing music around town. When it comes to bands, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something of

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DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; breakthrough is in its placement. By setting a second pickup under the neck, he has captured a new set of vibrations, adding to the instrumentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonic character. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody talks about how the neck influences tone,â&#x20AC;? DeMars says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why not capture it?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? At their unveiling at NAMM 2006, DeMars Guitars caught the eye of several seasoned pros, most of them bassists. Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, Derrick Murdock of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? band, Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart sideman Phil Chen, and session god Leland Sklar all expressed interest in DeMarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; four-string instruments. Other supporters include Bon Joviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hugh McDonald, who invited DeMars to a Los Angeles concert last March. McDonald is looking to purchase the first DeMars five-

lifestyle may not be conducive to getting a good nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleep, but it lets him put his handmade guitars to use. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in good company. Leaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s axes have been purchased by a bevy of sought-after players, including Brian Henneman of The Bottle Rockets; Eric Heywood, guitarist for Sun Volt, Freakwater, Ray LaMontagne and Calexico; solo artist and Varnaline and Space Needle member Anders Parker; and Mark Spencer, an exVermonter whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contributed licks to Blood Oranges, Lisa Loeb, Jay Farrar, Kelly Willis and Laura Cantrell, to name a few. Several local musicians, including Steve Williams, Gabrielle Douglas, Bill Mullins, Lowell Thompson and Eric Olsen, also own Creston Electrics guitars. You may have heard them in action. Lea, 35, took the long road to

a late bloomer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was never in a group until I moved to Burlington,â&#x20AC;? Lea says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suddenly, all the things I was supposed to be doing fell by the wayside. I actually felt kind of guilty if I spent too much time thinking about music. I knew guys who were carpenters whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go home and read architectural history and trade magazines. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just look at pictures of guitars.â&#x20AC;? When a friend asked for a few modifications to a guitar he owned, Lea took the opportunity to tinker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He encouraged me to do it, but he lost interest and left the guitar at my house,â&#x20AC;? he recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ended up stripping it, refinishing it and putting it back together. I found parts in classified ads, so I only spent around a hundred bucks. But it came out great.â&#x20AC;? Lea was hooked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I built a

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Though their theatrical pedigrees differ, the women share a penchant for improvisation, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evident in the work theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing at the Flynn. In one exercise, troupe members select a slip of paper from several piles, which contain texts of personal ads, the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names, objects, action words and lines of dialogue. Then, after just five minutes of preparation, players improvise a scene involving those elements. In a writing exercise, the artists select an actual personal ad and compose an imagined life philosophy and history for the person who wrote it. A third exercise combines writing and acting: Each group member selects an ad that =_\j9[hj_\_YWj[i7lW_bWXb[ speaks to her, for one reason or another, and composes an imag192 College Street . Burlington . 658-6006 ined earliest memory for that person, his or her most embarrassing high school moment, 11/16/06 and a recent event the person 2x5-tootsies112206.indd 1 attended. Then these characters are dramatized on a first date with each other. How will the fruits of these theatrical labors combine in a performance piece? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precisely the next step in the development process for See: king. Based on the diversity of voices


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they both relocated to Burlington from New York City. Caswell had been, and continues to be, active on the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit. She toured her original play 2112 in Canada this year and staged one local performance earlier this month. Searfoorce is a seasoned stage and film actor who studied improvisation with Michael Gellman of Second City. DiMascio joined up with Caswell and Searfoorce on the new companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first production, Matt & Ben, which played at Burlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Waterfront Theatre in February. Also a former student of Second Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gellman, as well as of Vermont Stage Company director Mark Nash, DiMascio acted in several productions in Vermont and Massachusetts, including Vermont Shakespeare Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Twelfth Night this past summer.

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vibrant show of ceramics, photography and prints fills the Firehouse Gallery this month, the work of 16 members of the Burlington City Arts community studios in those media. EXHIBIT Titled simply “Studio Show,” it high“Studio Show,” works by mem- lights “the diversity of processes used bers of in the studios and the abundant talBurlington City ents of local emerging and professionArts’ photogra- al artists,” according to the exhibition phy, clay and card. BCA studio facilities are well printmaking studios. equipped and, as the show demonFirehouse strates, successfully utilized. Gallery, A series of three silver-gelatin Burlington. prints by Jeremy Gantz, collectively Through called “Untitled (nude behind glass),” December 17. were produced at the Firehouse ARTWORK Community Darkroom. The dramatic 16-by-18-inch photographs focus on Ceramic vessels by George Breisch the torso of a supple female model as Gonzalez she poses behind a pane of glass. Her pale skin contrasts with a dark — PHOTO though not completely black — backMarc Awodey ground. In a manner akin to several works by noted photographer Edward Weston, Gantz subtly modulates values with a judicious use of diffused light. In 1998, master printmaker Don Hanson instituted the first BCA “Print Project” to raise funds for a community-owned etching press.

Print Studio 250, located in the Memorial Auditorium Annex, is a direct result of that effort. Burlington artist, educator and print studio member Lyna Lou Nordstrom is best known for her monotypes. Though she’s an accomplished abstractionist, her vertically oriented floral prints in this show are almost childlike. The mixed-media

same subject: a sense of urgency in the first and calm in the second. The BCA Clay and Craft Studio, also located at Memorial Auditorium, is the newest facility. The web page of the nicely appointed space boasts of “three classrooms, 14 pottery wheels, three kilns, a slab roller, extruder and a wide variety of hand tools . . ..” This studio has yielded some of the

iridescent raku vessels are equally inventive. A 24-inch-tall sake-bottle form seems constructed from a patchwork of clay, each section of which is glazed differently. Warm earth tones, deep salmon and a foil-like, opaque blue appear on the bottle. In each of his works here, Gonzalez demonstrates a keen insight into the wizardry of raku’s chemical reactions. His

Gonzalez demonstrates a keen insight into the wizardry of raku’s chemical reactions. 16-by-24-inch monotype entitled “Peeking Through” presents five tall tulips, organized from left to right as yellow, red, yellow, white and purple and standing against an expressive chine-collé background in crimson. Nordstrom’s fine lines, reminiscent of the delicate ones etched by Paul Klee, meander upward enchantingly. “Emerging Tulips” restates the initial flowers, but its harmony of hues unfolds before a Naples-yellow background of thinly applied oils. Nordstrom’s pair of tulip prints captures different two moods with the

most dynamic works in the current exhibit. “Five Days to Impermanence,” an unfired red earthenware installation by Clay Studio Manager Catherine Hastings Abraham, is an aggregation of 10 hand-built, ascending conical forms. The irregularly twisted shapes stand like exotic stalagmites — the tallest piece approaches 6 feet high. Abraham did more than design inventive shapes; she also worked their surfaces, dragging her fingers over the clay to render concentric swirls in the forms. George Breisch Gonzalez’s large,

introduction of a leaf motif on several of the vessels is a particularly magical decorative element. Membership fees at BCA’s studios range from $50 to $100 a month (discounts for longer periods), making them accessible to many deserving Burlington-area artists, though by no means all. Scholarships are available, however, for the studios’ educational opportunities, and funds raised through “Studio Show” sales will no doubt assist with that mission. Luckily, the works in this exhibition would make fine gifts for any art lover. m



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Kites," paintings. Sanctuary Artsite, 47 Maple St., Burlington, 864-5884. Reception December 8, 6-9 p.m. Through January 5. ‘FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING’: A group show featuring acrylic live-model paintings on canvas by the students of UVM professor Sean Dye. Club Metronome, Burlington, 860-4972. Reception December 8, 5-8 p.m. Through January. MAGGIE NEALE: Paintings in oil and beeswax. Phoenix Rising, Montpelier, 229-0522. Reception December 8, 5-8 p.m. Through December. SMALL PICTURE SHOW: The 4th annual exhibit features work in multiple media, all under 11-by-14 inches, by Vermont and New Hampshire artists. Pegasus Gallery, Quechee, 296-7693. Reception December 8, 5-7 p.m. Through January 4. 26TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES & LIGHT: A dozen trees decorated by community members, as well as a display of menorahs, dreidels and Vermont bells, the annual member art show and work by Stowe High School alumnus Douglas Scribner. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 253-8358. Gala reception December 8, 5:30 p.m. Family Day December 9, noon 4 p.m. Through December. STEFAN BUMBECK: "Bike.Robot.Machine," a series of paintings exploring a robot's search for truth and the connections between people and their machines. Red Square, Burlington, 859-8909. Reception It’s not often a strip-mall anchor store makes a commitment to showing local art. December 8, 6-9 p.m. Through December. JESSE AHEE: "With Child," pastel paintings. But Ashley Furniture Homestore, off Shelburne Road by the Price Chopper, is doing just that. The Local Art Gallery at Rhapsody Café, Montpelier, 229-6112. Reception December 8, 5-7 p.m., with Ashley is a classy initiative that deserves applause — and art aficionado business. A percentage of sales benefits poetry reading at 6 p.m. Through December. local youth programs. Featured through December 15 are paintings, collage and photography by Annemie Curlin, DONNA UNDERWOOD-OWENS: "Living the Magic of Vermont," fine-art photography Carly Marsh, Kathy Werner and Tim Werner. Pictured: “Annual Domestic Resurrection Circus” by Curlin. on ceramic tiles, cards and framed prints. The Green Bean Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds, Montpelier, artwhirled23@yahoo and South America, with an emphasis on .com. Reception December 8, 5-8 p.m. conservation, by Brian Mohr and Emily Through December. Johnson. La Brioche Bakery, Montpelier, ‘EMERGE-N-SEE’: Lampwork and mosaics by JAY ERICSON: "A Photographic Tour of 229-0443. Reception December 7, 6-8 Emily Jablon, sculptures and etchings by Vermont's Town Forests: A Defining THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT p.m. Through December. Karie Anderson, photography and paintTradition in the Green Mountain State," is seeking artists to show their work in ‘WRAP IT UP! END OF YEAR GIFT SHOW’: ings by Nick Maloof and sculptures by images of forests, landscapes and people the Hallway Galleries for the spring Original artwork and prints by 15 Vermont Nick Wheeler. Burlington Factory Studios, across Vermont. Warren Town Hall, 760semester. Visit artists. The Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite B3B, 498-3284. 1217. Reception December 7, 5:30-7 p.m. galleries or call 951-1252 for more info. 223-7680. Reception December 8, 4-8 Reception December 9, 7 p.m., with Through January 4. p.m. Through December. music by DJ Brian Sweeney. By appoint‘WILD PEOPLE, WILD PLACES 3’: BlackMIKEY WELSH: "One Eye on the Sky for 3/20/06 ment through and-white and color images from North 3x6-SiliconDairy032206 2:14 PM January Page9.1




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TALKS/ EVENTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Refreshments in the Kim Gallery and live performances in Loew Auditorium help kick off the season while surrounded by art. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 603646-2808. December 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. ‘GUERRILLA ART’: The second of a twopart lecture series concerns "Visual Art and Media for Environmental Change." Second Floor, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 865-5355. December 7, 7 p.m. ‘IN THE BAG’: A variety of fabrics incorporated into the company's design work is displayed in the form of bags. Truex Cullins & Partners, 209 Battery St., Burlington, 658-2775. Silent auction of bags benefits COTS, December 8, 5-8 p.m. ‘CLOCKENSPIEL’: The second annual event silent auction presents artist-made timepieces in a benefit for SEABA. Alderson Environmental/Jordan Silverman Photography, 266 Pine St., Burlington, 859-9222. Reception and conclusion of silent auction December 8, 5-8 p.m. CREATIVE WOMEN’S HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: The Vermont-based importers show and sell hand-woven textiles from Ethiopia and Swaziland to benefit the women who made them. Chace Mill, Ste. 318,

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ONGOING :: burlington area PATRICIA LEBON-HERB: Acrylic paintings, Gates 1 & 2; and TINKA THERESA MARTELL: Mixed media, collage and paintings, Sky Way; and JEFF CLARKE: Black-and-white photographs, Escalator. Burlington International Airport, 8657166. Through December. SANDRA MUDGE: Faery houses and collages. The One Wall Gallery, 420 Pine St.,


Burlington, 922-8005. Through December 30. ‘DEVELOP, DESTROY, PURSUIT’: A group show featuring eight photographers who documented snowboarding in the 1990s. Pursuit Gallery, Wing Building, Burlington, 862-3883. Through January 1. GABRIEL BORAY: Oil paintings. Daily Planet, Burlington, 655-9630. Through December. AXEL STOHLBERG: Abstract paintings. Marilyn's, Burlington, 658-4050. Through December. VERMONT PHOTO GROUP: An annual exhibit and sale of a variety of images by 16 local photographers. Uncommon Grounds, Burlington, 865-6227. Through December 24. ‘OFF THE WALL’: A group show in multiple media by members. 215 College Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Burlington, 8633662. Through January 21. ‘GATHERING LIGHT’: A group show featuring paintings by Alison Goodwin and 14 other Vermont artists. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, 985-3848. Through January 30. 20TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT: Chittenden County's oldest gallery celebrates two decades with an exhibit of paintings by Carolyn Walton, Elizabeth Allen, Eric Tobin and Mitzi Valentine Goward; jewelry by Tineke Russell; and decoupage accessories by Jain Doremus. Luxton-Jones Gallery, Shelburne, 985-8223. Through December. MICHAEL LEVY: Photography, Pickering Room; and MAGGIE STANDLEY: Paintings, Mezzanine Gallery; and RAY VOIDE: "Cyrano & Friends," paintings, Mezzanine Gallery. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 865-7211. Through December. GROUP SHOW: Sculpture by Keith Wagner; SEABA Folio Project; photography by Larry Broder, Kristina Drobny and Jim Rathmell; and paintings by Jane Horner and Jill Madden. All four floors of the Maltex Building, Burlington, 865-7166. Through December. ‘WILD PEOPLE, WILD PLACES: WINTER’: Black-and-white and color images of Vermont and beyond by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson. City Market, Burlington, 863-3659. Through December.

PRESENTS OF MIND “Gifts to Cherish” certainly beat gifts to return. The Shelburne Art Center’s seasonal exhibition with that title is an all-media show rich with meaningful objets d’art that are sure to be treasured by their recipients. Lorraine Manley’s acrylic “A Patch of Blue,” pictured, is among the most brilliant gift ideas.

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‘GIFTS TO CHERISH’: Fine art and crafts by Vermont artists in multiple media. Shelburne Art Center, 985-3648. Through January 4. CARRIE R. DIEHL: "Ode to Vermont," acrylic landscape and treescape paintings. Penny Cluse Café, Burlington, 3731188. Through December 15. ‘AFFORDABLE ART’: Art and craft by local artists, free gift wrapping. Studio STK, Burlington, 657-3333. Through December 22. CASEY BLANCHARD: Collagraphs, monoprints and drypoint etchings. Village Wine & Coffee, Shelburne, 985-8922. Through December. ‘MONTPELIER TO THAILAND’: Artworks by Montpelier High School students following a trip to the village of Ban Sa Som in Thailand. Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery, Room 103, UVM, Burlington, 656-7990. Through January 7. GINA M. D’AMICO: "There's Something in the Air," black-and-white photographs of the Macy's Day Parade. The Art Space at Cynthea's Spa, Burlington, 999-4601. Through January 5. GREGORY GIORDANO: "Blam! Ka-Pow!!" The comic art of Flameape; also, DOSTIE: "Paintings for the Apocalypse." Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Second Floor Gallery, Burlington, 8655849. Through December 13. ‘STUDIO SHOW’: Works by members of Burlington City Arts' photography, clay and printmaking studios, through December 17; and ‘INTRO TO 35MM FILM OR DIGITAL SLR STUDENT SHOW,’ lower level, through December 27. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, 8657166. LORALEH HARRIS: Artisan-crafted natural-fiber clothing. 180 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, 373-5150. Thursdays or by appointment through December 16. LEAH WITTENBERG: Environmental cartoons on themes of global warming, peak oil, air pollution and more. Center for Community and Neighborhoods, 82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 864-3556. Through December 10. MARINA EPSTEIN: Paintings in oil and tempera. Maltex Building, Burlington, Through April 15. HOMER WELLS & EBEN MARKOWSKI: "Form and Time," dynamic works in metal, wax and video. Flynndog, Burlington, 863-2227. Through January 10. ‘STAGE TO STUDIO: WORKS BY NANCY STONE’: The Lyric Theatre artist-in-residence shows her vividly colored interpretations of Lyric productions and other Flynn performances. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, Burlington, 652-4500. Through December. GRAHAM KEEGAN: Paintings and installation. SEABA Office, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 859-9222. Through December. JORDAN DOUGLAS: Liquid emulsion photographs. Artspace 150, The Men's Room, Burlington, 864-2088. Through December. TIMOTHY GRANNIS: "Small Miracles," new works by the designer-goldsmith; and DOROTHY MARTINEZ: "Moments of Peace," paintings. Grannis Gallery, Burlington, 660-2032. Through December. ‘LAND’: A group exhibition featuring works by Maria Chmomentowski, J.A. Davis, Peter Fried, Bruce Hathaway, J.E. Horner, Mary Long and Carol Norton. VCAM Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 660-4335. Through January 12. HELENE AMSES: "Seasonal Transitions," pastels; and ELLIS JACOBSON: New sculptures; and KENJI KATAKURA: Abstract portraits; and JANE PINCUS:

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitions are written by Pamela Polston; spotlights written by Marc Awodey. Listings are restricted to exhibits in truly public places; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the editor. Submit art exhibitions at or send via email by Thursday at 5 p.m., including info phone number, to

Fanciful acrylic collages. Artpath Gallery, Wing Building, Burlington, 5632273. Through January. ‘ARTIFACT SHOW’: Usable goods by artists from Vermont and beyond, as well as wall art and vintage collectibles. Pine Street Art Works, Burlington, 863-8100. Through December. ANNEMIE CURLIN, CARLY MARSH, KATHY WERNER & TIM WERNER: Photography, collage and paintings of landscape and wildlife. Some proceeds benefit local youth programs. Local Art Gallery at Ashley, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Burlington, 865-9911. Through December 15. TONY JOJOLA & PRESTON SINGLETARY: "The Aesthetics of Fire," glassworks influenced by the artists' Native American heritage; and 'FLEMING AT 75: FROM CURATOR'S CABINET TO MODERN MUSEUM': An installation featuring objects, photographs and other ephemera celebrates the history of the museum. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6560750. Both through December 15.

Art," 14 artists show their wares, from photography and paintings to jewelry and glass. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 767-9670. Through January 7. KERRY O. FURLANI: Slate sculptures. Brick Box, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 775-0570. Through December 30. ‘CELEBRATE’: Artworks in all media by members of SPA on all three floors. Studio Place Arts, Barre, 479-7069. Through December 30. SABRA FIELD: RECENT WORK: Prints by the renowned Vermont artist include the 12-panel "Pandora Suite," about the human condition and inspired by Greek myth (a percentage of sales donated to the humanitarian organization CIVIC); and ELAINE FRANZ WITTEN: "Form and Motion in Bronze," 17 sculptures. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, 8288743. Through December 21. ‘PROFFERING THE PRAISEWORTHY PRESENT’: A seasonal gift show featuring the gallery's roster of artists. Cooler Gallery & Shop, White River Junction, 295-8008. Through January 13.

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KIT DONNELLY, KARLA VAN VLIET & BARBAR CONNOR: Paintings by the socalled Hardscrabble Artists. Walkover Gallery, Bristol, 453-7011. Through December. ‘SNOW DAYS: ADDISON COUNTY IN WINTER’: Photographs of early snow scenes and recreational activities; and decorations recreating Christmas from a century past. Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, 388-2117. Through January. JOAN MACKENZIE & JANII PETERSON: Animal paintings and woven chenille wearables, respectively. Art on Main, Bristol, 453-4032. Through December 30. ‘ART NOW: DAWN CLEMENTS’: An installation by the New York artist, created in brush-and-ink, is based on the 1952 noir film Sudden Fear and fills the entire Overbrook Gallery; and ‘TREASURES FROM THE ROYAL TOMBS OF UR’: Nearly 200 artifacts from the ancient Sumerian culture. Middlebury College Museum of Art, 443-5007. Through December 10.

WON LEE: An MFA Thesis exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, 635-1469. December 11-22. ‘YOUNG ARTISTS’ EXHIBITION’: Artworks by students from Mt. Mansfield, BFA Fairfax and Pine Ridge schools. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, 6445100. Through December 16. MILTON ARTISTS’ GUILD: A holiday group show featuring paintings, prints, photography, metal works and more. The Alley Coffee House, Milton, 8937860. Through December. BRADLEY FOX: "Despair? Desire? Dementia?" MFA Thesis exhibition of paintings and drawings. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, 635-1469. Through December 9. ‘HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS’: Small, affordable works on paper by more than 20 local artists. The Painted Caravan Gallery, Johnson, 635-1700. Through December 24. PETER A. MILLER: Plein-air works by the impressionistic painter. Westford Public Library, 878-5639. Through December 15. ‘LAND AND LIGHT’: An annual invitational group exhibit of works in multiple media by regional artists, West Gallery. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, 644-5100. Through December 17.

:: central JASON RYAN OSTERHOUT: Abstract paintings in acrylic. Governor's Office, Pavilion Building, Montpelier, 828-0749. Through January. ‘THE GIFT OF ART’: A holiday show featuring small, inexpensive works. Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, 438-2097. Weekends, 1-4 p.m., through December 23, or by appointment. KIMBERLEE FORNEY: Acrylic paintings and painted musical instruments. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 893-7503. Through January 7. DENIS VERSWEYVELD: "White," sculpture and paintings. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, 468-1266. Through December 21. YESTERMORROW EXHIBITION & SALE: Instructors, interns and friends offer paintings, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, furniture and more. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 496-5545. Through December 10. GENE PARENT: Watercolors featuring the beauty of Vermont. Vermont Chocolatiers, Northfield, 485-8266. Through December 30. ‘THE CRAFT OF ART’: A holiday group show featuring works in multiple media by 15 artists, plus collectibles and Christmas ornaments from around the world. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 7679670. Through January 7. GEORGE LAWRENCE & JACQUELYN JIMOI: Paintings in oil, acrylic and pastel. Tunbridge Public Library, 889-9404. Through January 20. SUKI CIAPPARA: "The Fertile Mystery," needle felted images and acrylic on canvas. The Shoe Horn, Montpelier, 223-5454. Through December. MAGGIE NEALE: Abstract paintings with encaustic. Phoenix Rising, Montpelier, 229-0522. Through December. HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Artful gifts in pottery, wooden bowls, jewelry, photography, crafts and more. Chandler Art Gallery, Randolph, 728-9463. Thursday - Sunday through December 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HOLIDAY GROUP SHOW: "The Craft of

:: regional HOLIDAY SAMPLER EXHIBIT: A variety of fine and folk art by 16 area artists is on display and sale for the season. Cupola House Gallery, Essex, N.Y., 518963-7494. Through December 17. ‘MODERN TRANSLATION: TRANSITIONS IN THE WORK OF PETER RUSSOM’: Oil paintings from a sabbatical in Italy, as well as earlier works. Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY Plattsburgh, 518564-2474. Through January 28. JOSH WILLIAMS: A collection of 25 large-format images from the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina series by this photojournalist and 2002 grad. Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh, 518-5642474. Through January 7. ‘GIRODET, ROMANTIC REBEL’: From the Louvre collection, a retrospective comprising nearly 130 monumental paintings by the French painter (1767-1824), as well as some works on paper, JeanNoel Desmarais Pavilion. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 514-790-1245 (U.S. tickets 1-800-678-5440). Through January 21. ‘FROM DISCOVERY TO DARTMOUTH: THE ASSYRIAN RELIEFS’: An installation about the ancient Iraqi reliefs and other Near Eastern works from the permanent collection. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 603646-2426. Through March 11.

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Ex Marks the Spot

I “The X Show: Husbands Wives Lovers Muses.” Great Falls Gallery, Middlebury. December 2 only.

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t’s hard to believe the artist responsible for the G-rated leapfroggers on Burlington’s Church Street also created the X-rated work that commandeered the “exes” exhibit at a Middlebury gallery last Saturday night. Dennis Sparling attributed his turn toward aesthetic effrontery to having reached an age “where I no longer give a shit what people think.” That attitude gave rise to more than Sparling’s copper representation of a thighs-to-chest figure with an erect penis and a pair of gilded walnuts dangling in a wire cage. Many of the nine other artists taking part in the onenight-stand art show were clearly scorched by the same flaming Muse, although none of their works was so ostentatiously salacious. “Exposure of an erection is rare in Western art,” Sparling commented as viewers halted, some tittering, before


the male half of his paired “X-Boxes.” The adjacent display of a complementary slice of female anatomy, also sculpted as a relief inside a protruding frame, did not elicit the same responses — confirmation of Sparling’s conversational observation that full-frontal female nudity shocks almost no one who enters an American art gallery or museum. “The X Show: Husbands Wives Lovers Muses” also offered more subtle interpretations of its ingenious theme.


Organizer Doug Lazarus invited artists who regularly show at the Great Falls Gallery to create works expressive of their experiences with exes. The pain men and women relentlessly inflict on one another can prove redemptive when it’s translated into art, he suggests. “Music is loaded with this theme of break-ups. Shouldn’t the visual arts get into it, too?” Lazarus suggests. Former partners and lost lovers were depicted both sweetly and sourly in the exhibit. At first, many of Lazarus’ fellow artists balked at the assignment. “They said they had healed, had reached closure or whatever, and didn’t want to dredge it all up,” he relates. But Lazarus insisted they at least try to address the subject of exes. Soon “the pieces were just pouring out,” he says. Mary Swanson, a part-time artist who earns a living as a clairvoyant, initially found Lazarus’ request “weird but really intriguing.” Once she started painting images of her ex-husband, “I couldn’t help remembering and feeling,” Swanson says. “Things got externalized — stuff I hadn’t even known was in there.” The result of Swanson’s “processing” was the show’s single most moving work. Her black-and-white oil portrait of her former spouse, a Paul Newman

lookalike, may not have been as startling as Sparling’s penis piece, but it was certainly more beautiful. The smiling — or is he smirking? — middleaged man looks confidently out of the canvas, hat tipped back and a coat slung jauntily over his shoulder. A few of the show’s 50 or so pieces were laugh-out-loud funny. Among them were Mary Ferguson’s close-ups of a trio of bare-toothed, bug-eyed figures. Two — entitled “Him!” and “Her!” — depict Ferguson’s former husband and the lover who wrecked their marriage. The third, gaily colored canvas portrays a cockamamie attorney who represented the couple’s children in the nasty divorce proceedings. It’s appropriately titled “Ex-Lawyer!” Lazarus, who’s also a portraitist, was represented by a number of paintings, all of them featuring women. They were the show’s most technically accomplished works, but not its most emotionally charged. Their detachment may be the product of the artist’s stated intention of conveying “not so much my personal history as conclusions I’ve come to about this male-female dance.” In one painting, the blond has facial features similar to those of “my latest ex,” Lazarus explains. Is she smiling or snarling? “She’s thinking of some way of evening the score.” Hanging nearby is “The Verdict,” a deftly executed composition in which a group of younger women sitting at a sidewalk café expectantly encircle an elder who appears to be dispensing advice. “Women tend to look to older women for answers to their lives,” Lazarus says. “Men see their lives as peculiarly their own. A dad will tell you to dust yourself off and to keep going, but he doesn’t give you much information. Women give each other endless information.” Lazarus’ musings on “the malefemale dance” were the effective cause of his decision to stage the exes exhibit — and to make it a one-night-only event. The more immediate inspiration for the show was a suite of paintings of ex-girl-

friends by Great Falls artist Seth Bordanaro. All but one of those hanging in the gallery last Saturday night are skillful, traditional representations of young and often bare-breasted women. The largest of the works could have been titled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.” “Pieta Dell Iride” presents a beautiful woman holding flowers in one hand, a sheet draped over her sexy shoulder. To her side and below, receding into the background, a male figure writhes, his head thrust back and his mouth agape. His posture of pained helplessness is accentuated by his reddened skin; it’s as though he’s being boiled alive. Many of the pieces in this uneven show were neither powerful nor effective. A few were downright amateurish. But that doesn’t matter much to Lazarus. The point, from his perspective, is to be inspired by the exes theme without being limited by it. In his series of drawings and etchings on the horrors of war, Goya set out not only to examine this aspect of the human experience, but to create “wild images that go way beyond the subject matter itself,” Lazarus notes. “It’s the same thing here.” Now Lazarus wants the show to go on the road — in Vermont and beyond — with works by other artists added along the way. The crowd that kept the gallery full for much of the night consisted mostly of people on the far side of 50. Only a few unwrinkled art lovers made this scene, maybe because twentysomethings haven’t lived long enough to experience the anguish that accompanies the end of a long-term relationship. Paul McMahon knows how it feels. The white-haired blacksmith was standing in a semi-daze near Sparling’s outré sculpture as he mentioned that his wife of 26 years had kicked him out of his house a month before. What did McMahon think of a show that cut so close to the bone? “I love it,” he said. “Everybody’s got an ex. Anybody can relate. m

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ust days after their hard-partying antics made headlines across Argentina, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush arrived in Iraq today, determined to continue celebrating their 25th birthday as only the Bush twins can. After the American embassy in Buenos Aires reportedly urged Barb and Jenna Bush to leave the country, many at the White House had hoped that the two spirited young women would “take it down a notch,” one insider said. But those hopes were dashed today when their plane touched down at Baghdad International Airport and an exuberant Jenna Bush announced, “It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes!” Declaring that they were on a search for “weapons of mass consumption,” Barbara and her sister set off on a night of adventures, accompanied by several nervous-looking Secret Service agents. To this war-torn nation, the sight of the twin daughters of the U.S. president cruising through town, their car’s audio system blaring, raised more than a few eyebrows.

Within an hour of their arrival, the twins were summoned to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who reminded them that Baghdad remained under a strict curfew. “Curfew?” Jenna reportedly replied.

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes!” JENNA BUSH

“Whatever!” The Bush twins’ surprise visit has already had one unintended consequence, as Shiites and Sunnis in the usually fractious Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to expel them. When told that they had managed to heal the decades-old rift between Iraq’s warring sects, Barbara offered a succinct assessment: “Like, mission accomplished!” m

Award-winning humorist, television personality and film actor Andy Borowitz is author of the new book The Republican Playbook. To find out more about Andy Borowitz and read his past columns, visit

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Gamers Get Along Once you filter out the clamor over new consoles, the future of gaming clearly belongs to the simple pleasures of playing with your friends. At first glance, “Gears of War” and “Guitar Hero II” don’t have much in common. One is the highly anticipated and brutal squad-based science-fiction combat game, the other a follow-up to last season’s sleeper hit that puts a guitarshaped controller in the player’s hands and lets him rock. But while each game sports ample single-player value and offers challenging head-to-head options, they also share the common virtue of thoughtful and compelling cooperative play. “Gears of War” pits a handful of human soldiers against a marauding horde of monsters who have emerged from under the Earth’s crust and turned the future into a pile of architectural rubble. Dodging enemy fire with a well-designed set of duck-and-cover controls and a nifty rifle that doubles as a chain saw for close-in action, “Gears” has earned well-deserved praise for providing adrenaline-soaked thrills. It also happens to look stunning. Game play supposedly trumps graphics — but not in “Gears” where the screen transforms into a nightmare of detail. If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself gawking at the scenery when your team needs you to toss a well-placed frag grenade. Pair a player up with a buddy on the couch or a full squad online, “Gears” grinds into overdrive. Barking orders, coordinating attacks, and sharing in the thrill of the fight, going multiplayer provides exponentially more fun than solo action. Because the game supports a style of play that lets you revive a fallen comrade with a futuristic battlefield syringe, even a mismatched team of experienced and novice players works out. The pro

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just plays more cautiously, waiting for the call to save a teammate taken down by reckless play. Oddly, “Guitar Hero II” works in a similar manner. With a miniature red Gibson SG controller in hand, players use the five buttons on the guitar neck and a strum bar to match melodies represented on the screen. Whether rocking on Kiss’ “Strutter” or aching through Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Hero” delivers the guts of air guitar without the embarrassment of waving around an imaginary instrument. When players team in cooperative mode, with one taking lead and the other handling bass or rhythm guitar, the true sprit of rock enters the room. Bounding through the guitar dueling on the Allman Brothers classic “Jessica,” thundering along with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” or pouring on the charm as you do your best Spinal Tap playing “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight,” rocking together you really can make beautiful music. Because each player can set his own difficultly level, those with

different skills can still make it through the most challenging songs. Cooperation in games isn’t new. But judging from these titles, wherever gaming is headed, look for it to feature jacks for multiple controllers. The future lies in getting along. Who’s It For: “Gears of War” will appeal to anyone who just wants to blow off steam. And you don’t need to know a Stratocaster from a Telecaster to enjoy “Guitar Hero II.” If You Like This, Try That: “Halo” fans have flocked to “Gears of War” while waiting for “Halo 3.” If you haven’t gotten on the “Halo” bandwagon, start with “Halo 2.” And even though “Guitar Hero II” perfects the formula, you’ll need the original “Guitar Hero” just to enjoy Boston’s sublime “More Than a Feeling.” Best Part: The frag grenade in “Gears” never fails to raise a smile. And the drummer catching on fire at the end of the Spinal Tap song in “Guitar Hero II” is just one of the masterful touches that makes this game rock.

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ARIES (March 21-April

19): In the ancient Hebrew text known as the Second Book of Enoch, the author describes his trip through the ten heavens and a meeting with God. He’s surprised to find that h ell is here, located in the northern regions of the third heaven. Why is this relevant to you? Because I believe it might help you understand an apparent anomaly that will soon appear. While you’ll be having expansive adventures in circumstances that resemble paradise, there’ll also be a diabolical area nestled right in the midst of the beauty. It won’t be a big deal or terrible annoyance as long as you recognize it early and plot a course around it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Connections

are made slowly; sometimes they grow underground,” writes Marge Piercy in her book Circles in the Water. “You cannot tell always by looking what is happening. More than half a tree is spread out in the soil under your feet.” Piercy advises us to use this strategy in our own lives. “Penetrate quietly as the earthworm. Spread like the squash plant that overruns the garden. Gnaw in the dark and use the sun to make sugar. Keep tangling and interweaving and taking more in, a thicket and bramble wilderness to the outside, but to us interconnected with burrows and lairs.” It so happens, Taurus, that this is the perfect astrological oracle for you, beginning now and throughout 2007.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s Adopt-a-

Gemini Week. That means it would be a favorable time for you to divorce your real parents and hook up with some new, better ones. If you like your original mother and father OK but still want some additional nurturing, think about looking for a mentor. Strike up a dialogue with a potential sugar daddy or sugar mama. See if you can track down your very own spin doctor, grant-writer or stuntperson. In short, my lovable and cuddly friend, ask the universe to send you guardian angels who understand you at least as well as you understand yourself.


(June 21-July 22): Writing in Whole Earth, Dr. Andrew Weil says, “Any level of biological organization that we examine, from DNA up to the most complex body systems, shows the capacity for self-diagnosis, for removal of damaged structure, and for regeneration of new structure.” I urge you to keep that idea close to the front of your mind in the coming week, Cancerian. Contrary to what authorities in many fields would lead you to believe, you have a lot of innate power to figure out exactly how to fix your own problems, both the healthrelated kind and any others.


(July 23-Aug. 22): Never before in the history of the English language have the words “wildfire” and “devotion” appeared side by side. And yet here they are now, together at last, conspiring to convey a subtly spectacular meaning to you. It’s time, my dear Leo, for you to practice wildfire devotion: to be both earthy and vehement, to blend incendiary style with deeply rooted commitment, to be as flamingly relentless as a wildfire in your staunch devotion to your future’s most potent dream.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I can’t believe I’m saying this, but doing lots of housework in the coming days could give you a big lift. At least for now, organizing the clutter and cleaning up a hundred little messes in your home could directly or indirectly lead to improved health, interesting developments in your sex life, and upgrades in your relationship to future work possibilities. It might even free up psychic energy that has been stuck, help you rediscover an important thing you thought you’d lost, and remind you to take better care of a crucial connection you’ve been taking for granted.

LIbRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This would be a

good time for you to drink cups of coffee that are half decaffeinated and half caffeinated. And to become more curious and proactive about every one of your love-hate relationships. And to say yes and no in the same breath, and practice patting your head while rubbing your

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you will ever in your life acquire the means to buy a 12,000square-foot mansion, a private jet and yacht, your own personal manager, and an ecological organization devoted to saving endangered species in far-flung parts of the world, it will be in 2007. I’m not saying this will definitely happen; I just want you to know that the astrological omens regarding your cash flow will be particularly perky in the coming months. But even if you don’t get the chance to find out if extravagant wealth and luxury will corrupt your beautiful soul, I bet you will at least get richer quicker. This week will bring a juicy clue that will show you just what I’m talking about. Pay close attention.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

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M TOURIST TRAP A visitor to Brazil makes an unscheduled side trip in Stockwell’s torture fiesta.

y first question regarding John Stockwell’s grisly torture-fiesta concerns the timing of its release. I would love to have listened in on the brainstorming session among Fox executives that resulted in the selection of the holiday season. I’ll bet the reasoning went something like this: Hey, there’s a decent chance we’ll have the only wide release between Thanksgiving and Christmas featuring south-of-the-border psychos pulling intestines out of a living girl who’s topless. Actually, I wouldn’t be so sure. Because my second question is, what’s with the sudden popularity of movie torture? Is there possibly some hidden sociological link between the current administration’s advocacy of physical coercion in the name of national security and the proliferation of films such as Hostel and the lucrative Saw series? Fun fact: The BBC reports there’s more torture in Iraq today than there was under Saddam Hussein. In the Baghdad mortuary, more bodies now show signs of torture than of a clean death. A horror fan all my life, I somehow hadn’t gotten around to looking into this bloody new breed of fright-fest. But on this first weekend in December, when the choices were limited to a Paris Hilton campus comedy, a Van Wilder sequel and The Nativity Story, I realized the time had come. Hacked-off hands and nubile young Americans in dog cages may not scream Yuletide fun, but they beat that competition silly. Stockwell is perhaps best known for Blue Crush, the sunny 2002 surfer-girl feature that introduced the world to Kate Bosworth, and the previous year’s uplifting Latino boy/WASP girl high school romance crazy/beautiful. You have to wonder what goes through the mind of a guy like this before he makes the decision to give the torture-and-mutilation genre a try. As departures go, Turistas is a doozy. Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde play a brother and sister who head to Brazil for a tropical getaway. As the movie opens, they’ve joined a gaggle of young thrill-seekers from around the world and are enjoying the thrill offered by a white-knuckle cliff-side ride on a speeding bus driven by a local of dubious hygiene and competence. Before it makes an unscheduled stop upside down at the base of a mountain, everybody on board manages to leap to safety. Or to leap out of the vehicle, anyway. Waiting for the next bus, the group bakes in the sun by the side of the road until the young folks find out there’s a seaside bar a short ways off. After a brief discussion, they decide to hike away from the relative safety of the roadside and the promise of a ride. It’s the first of many decisions they will come to regret. Initially, the place is as beckoning as a desert mirage. The sand is white. The waitresses are friendly and good-looking. The booze is unbelievably cheap. Duhamel and Wilde befriend a hip-

pie couple from Sweden who inform them, “We came here three years ago and just never thought of a reason to leave.” In retrospect, their idyllic extended stay seems something of an inconsistency in Michael Ross’ script. Because, after a single night of partying, all the gringos awaken to the realization that they’ve been drugged, robbed and abandoned. As bleak as their situation is, it will deteriorate. Large, menacing men have already tied our two Swedish friends to wooden poles and carried them into the jungle. These men also want to get their hands on the rest of the outsiders as well, and they have someone on the inside to help with that. A super-friendly Brazilian chap who cozied up to the revelers the night before reappears, offering to lead them to a secluded house where they’ll be safe. These Americans — who clearly have never seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or any other horror film — are so thoroughly learning-impaired that they eagerly follow him miles into the forest. The owner of the home is not the fellow’s cousin, as advertised, but rather a hot-tempered medical professional by the name of Zamora (Miguel Lunardi). He has an issue with the fact that rich folks from developed countries who need organ transplants often resort to buying them on the black market from poor Brazilians. Rather than take this up with his local legislators, he has fashioned a jungle lair in which he can harvest organs from unsuspecting travelers and send them to hospitals in Rio and Saõ Paulo. This makes him an unusually issue-oriented movie villain, and it’s one of the film’s many problems. He’s not scary — his politics are. He also manages to perform only one procedure before all his guests escape into the night. He carries it out with the help of rubber gloves (thoughtful of him) and anesthesia. (Is it technically even torture if the victim is out cold?) Apart from this one sequence, Turistas has almost no horror content. Mostly, it’s just a very long slog through the jungle to the lair, and then a lot of running and frenzied swimming to get away from it. By making the stay at Zamora’s tourist trap so brief, Stockwell blows his one chance to build a little tension. The script supplies precious little reason for the viewer to take an interest in this dime-a-dozen assemblage of beefcake and bikinis. One roots for their survival, of course, but it’s hardly surprising — nor permanently scarring — when, for example, one of the gang evades a henchman by accidentally running off a cliff. When a writer dispenses with character development, it’s easier for the audience to dispense with his characters, I suppose. The bottom line? Not a lot of horror. Not a lot of thrills or chills. When you get right down to it, in fact, not a whole lot of reason for taking the trouble to make the trip. m

APOCALYPTO: Mel Gibson directs this English-free action-adventure set against the backdrop of the fall of the Mayan civilization. (139 min, R) BLOOD DIAMOND: Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou are teamed in director Edward Zwick’s adventure about an exmercenary and fisherman in Africa who combine forces to locate a priceless pink gem. Jennifer Connelly costars. (143 min, R) DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING: This documentary chronicles the fate of the country music trio since 2003, when lead-singer Natalie Maines made Bushbashing remarks at a concert in London. (99 min, R) FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS: Nicole Kidman stars in Steven Shainberg’s fictionalized account of the events that made Arbus one of the most distinctive talents in the history of photography. Costarring Robert Downey. (120 min, R) THE HOLIDAY: From director Nancy Meyers comes the saga of two women from different countries who are having guy troubles, decide to switch houses, and meet the men of their dreams. Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. Yes, I said Jack Black.(120 min, PG-13) UNACCOMPANIED MINORS: Dyllan Christopher and Wilmer Valderrama head an ensemble cast in Paul Feig’s holiday comedy about young people stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport during Christmastime. (89 min, PG)

SHORTS BABELHHH1/2 From 21 Grams-director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu comes this meditation on the invisible connections between people and the way a tragedy can ripple from one side of the world to the other. Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning, Gael Garcia Bernal and Koji Yakusho. (142 min, R) BOBBYHH1/2 Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, this ensemble piece revisits the night in 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, and explores parallels to our time. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Laurence Fishburne and Lindsay Lohan. (111 min, R) BORATHHH Brit wit Sacha Baron Cohen brings one of his characters from HBO’s “Da Ali G Show” to the big screen. Kazakhi journalist Borat Sagdiyev crosses the U.S. making a documentary and exposing prejudices and hypocrisies along the way. Pamela Anderson costars. Larry Charles directs. (82 min, R) CASINO ROYALEHHHH Director Martin Campbell hits the restart button on the franchise, and returns the world’s most famous spy to his roots as a raw recruit on the M16 team. Daniel Craig makes his debut in the role. Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright and Eva Green costar. (144 min, PG-13) DECK THE HALLSH1/2 Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito are paired in this holiday comedy about two neighbors who continuously attempt to one-up each



H = refund, please HH = could’ve been worse, but not a lot HHH = has its moments; so-so HHHH = smarter than the average bear HHHHH = as good as it gets Ratings assigned to movies not reviewed by Rick Kisonak are courtesy of, which averages scores given by the country’s most widely read reviewers (Rick included).



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Movement lawyer Beverly Axelrod describes the political frisson surrounding her love affair with Eldridge Cleaver, which began when he was in Folsom Prison. dissident group originated in 1966. “It was fabulous,” she notes. “The rankand-file was there from all over the country; places you never even thought about before in terms of the Panthers, like Kansas. They came with their sons and daughters. I saw people I’ve known since 1969.” Two years before that, in 1967,

Payne was among a group of 30 New York filmmakers and photographers who formed Newsreel. This collective of cinematic guerrillas, which eventually took root across America, chronicled antiwar, black power, pro-union and women’s liberation struggles. Three Newsreel docs about the Panthers — “Off the Pig,” “Mayday” and “Repression” — are included in the DVD set. Leaders such as Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver deliver fiery speeches. These grainy, black-and-white films reveal the inflamed passions of an era when many thought revolution was right around the corner. Bill Stetson of Norwich served as executive producer and Nate Beaman of Burlington created the 3-D menu for the DVDs, which augment the historical footage with more contemporary segments. One of them shows Payne in France, chatting with Donald Cox, the Panther field marshal self-exiled in Algeria with the Cleavers when the organization splintered in the early 1970s. Movement lawyer Beverly Axelrod, a 2002 casualty of emphysema, describes the political frisson surrounding her long-ago love affair with Eldridge Cleaver, which began when he was incarcerated in Folsom Prison. She helped him publish his landmark book, Soul on Ice. Axelrod recalls how later, while laying out the first issue of the Panther newspaper, she chose an old picture of a pig to simply fill a space between sto-

ries. That random act gave a generation of rebels the lightning-rod image for denouncing police as racist, brutal and corrupt. Among Payne’s savviest coups is a discussion with The Man — Special Agent William A. Cohendet, whom she once dubbed “Agent WAC” because of his initials on FBI memos. At 80, he vividly recalls his three decades of running Panther surveillance at the agency’s San Francisco operation. Cohendet’s memory is fuzzier when asked about the dirty tricks carried out by his colleagues in a program called COINTELPRO. Payne — who has been demanding freedom-of-information access to FBI files since the 1980s — reminds him about the incendiary, government-generated propaganda that defamed the BPP and its sympathizers. He expresses regret about COINTELPRO’s role in destroying lives: After allegations that married actress Jean Seberg was pregnant with a child fathered by a black radical, she lost the baby and later committed suicide. “It didn’t hurt the Panthers,” Agent WAC acknowledges. “It just hurt her.” Such law-enforcement vagaries appear to parallel what Entertainment Weekly calls “the complexities and contradictions of the Panthers.” The reported lore is occasionally per-

plexing. Did Panther icon Huey Newton marginalize his former comrades-in-arms after being released from jail in 1970? The charismatic leader “took all the claws out of the Panthers,” Cohendet says. “The only guns Huey wanted around were his,” contends Cox, who points out that they were living in “freaky times.” Payne is nostalgic about those freaky times. She’s maintained the Newsreel archives and a treasure trove of BPP material for four decades. “I thought of it as my home movies,” she says. “I was just collecting information so the history wouldn’t be lost.” And her effort hasn’t stopped now that the DVD set is on the market. “The night before our reunion, there was a still photo exhibit in Oakland’s Chinatown,” Payne notes. “Bobby Seale stands up and tells a very animated story of the Panthers. My tripod breaks but I keep recording it, with the camera on my knee.” m

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READ THIS FIRST: This week, as always, the things Fannie likes (shown in CAPITAL letters) all follow a secret rule. Can you figure out what it is? NOTE: Fickle Fannie likes words. But each week she likes something different about them — how they’re spelled, how they sound, how they look, what they mean, or what’s inside them.

An overheard CHAT in Paris may consist mostly of meows. The Ford PROBE is the car most preferred by proctologists. Orange gourds and pumpkins gleamed under the HARVEST moon. After lots of social climbing, Melanie found the right ADDRESS. First-time orgy PARTICIPANTS suffer a lapse of self-esteem. Tourists pay many rupees to see a mongoose fight a COBRA. A lion tamer’s insurance policy has an ESCAPE claws escape clause. In days of yore the CONESTOGA wagon was the family van. Looks like Rocky BALBOA is staging another tiresome comeback. SMITTEN by Cupid’s arrow, Ralph made goo-goo eyes at Mary.. E me with your Qs or comments ( Difficulty rating for this puzzle: SIZABLE. If you’re stuck, see the HINT on this page. If you cave, see the ANSWER on page 63A. So much for Fickle Fannie’s tastes this week. Next week she’ll have a whole new set of likes and dislikes.

FICKLE FANNIE HINT: It’s all a fabrication and a put-on.


hen Entertainment Weekly endorses your four-DVD set about militant activists, it’s practically a seal of approval from Popular Culture itself. That’s what just happened to Roz Payne, when the magazine mentioned her recently released What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library two weeks in a row — first with a brief blurb and then an A- review. The Richmond resident’s 12-hour project features documentaries shot during the 1960s, along with new interviews, relevant documents and a wealth of archival photographs. Payne offered a sneak preview of her masterwork in mid-October at the 40th-anniversary reunion of the BPP in Oakland, the California city where the

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wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Babel 5, 8. Happy Feet 4, 6, 8.

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Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841. wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Happy Feet 6:10. Casino Royale 6, 8:45. Borat 8:15, 10. friday 8 — thursday 14 Casino Royale 2:30 (Sat & Sun), 6, 8:45. Happy Feet 1:30 & 3:30 (Sat & Sun), 6:10. Borat 8:15, 10. Times subject to change.

wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Bobby 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:25. Casino Royale 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40. Deck the Halls 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20. Deja Vu 12:45, 4, 6:45, 9:30. Happy Feet 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:35. The Nativity Story 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Santa Clause 3 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30. Stranger Than Fiction 9:35. Turistas 12:40, 3, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35.


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Maple Tree Place, Taft Corners, Williston, 878-2010. wednesday 6 — thursday 7 The Nativity Story 12:15, 2:25, 4:35, 6:50, 9:15. Turistas 1:10, 3:50, 7:20, 9:45. Casino Royale 12:25, 3:25, 6:30, 9:30. Happy Feet 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35. Stranger Than Fiction 1, 3:45, 7, 9:25. Deck the Halls 12:35, 2:45, 5, 7:10, 9:20. Deja Vu 12:40, 3:35, 6:45, 9:35. Borat 1:20, 4, 7:25, 9:40. Santa Clause 3 12:20, 2:30, 4:40. Flushed Away 2:40, 4:45. Tenacious D 12:30, 6:40. The


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friday 8 — thursday 14 *Apocalypto 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30. *Unaccompanied Minors 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20. *The Holiday 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40. Casino Royale 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40. Deck the Halls 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:15. Happy Feet 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:35. The Nativity Story 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Santa Clause 3 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30. Stranger Than Fiction 9:35. Turistas 9:35.

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wednesday 6 — thursday 7 For Your Consideration 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:10, 9:25. Casino Royale 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20. Tenacious D 4:10, 9:30. Bobby 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9:10. The Queen 1:20, 3:40, 7, 9:15. Borat 1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:35. The Departed 12:55, 6:20. friday 8 — thursday 14 *Black Diamond 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:25. *Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35. *The Holiday 1, 4, 6:45, 9:30. Casino Royale 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20. The Queen 1:20, 3:30, 7, 9:15. For Your Consideration 1:05, 3:05, 7:10. Borat 5:05, 9:10. Times subject to change. See


Fayette Road, South Burlington, 864-5610. wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Babel 12:35, 3:35, 6:30, 9:25. Bobby 10:30 (Thu), 1, 3:40, 6:40, 9:20. Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj 12:30, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40. The Nativity Story 10:30 (Thu), 12 (Wed), 12:15 (Thu), 2:20, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15. Casino Royale 12:25, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. Borat 12:45, 2:45, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25. Happy Feet 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30. Deja Vu 12:55, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30. Deck the Halls 12:15, 2:35, 4:45, 7, 9:10.

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little truffle oil is a dangerous thing. Dave Pratt, executive chef and co-owner of the Green Room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one of Burlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest new restaurants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; goes through two large bottles a week. Truffle oil is usually olive oil infused with the aroma of truffles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the highly prized, painfully priced gems of the fungus kingdom. It does for food what dim lighting does for people. For one recent special, Pratt fans slices of rosy, house-smoked duck breast on a plate and tops them with a tangle of mesclun salad and two grilled crostini. A drizzle of truffle oil and the dish is done. The duck is a symphony of meatiness, salt, fat and smoke. Just as the savor of the duck begins to fade, the funky earthiness of the truffle swells; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something you taste with your whole body, not just your tongue. A forkful of the salad brings an explosion of flavor: blue cheese, golden raisins and mustard. Welcome to dining at the Green Room. The downtown dining establishment, which opened last winter, is something of a gastronomic rarity in Vermont. The seasonal menu is more MontrĂŠal than Burlington, featuring such luxe offerings as lobster risotto with shrimp, and Black Angus carpaccio topped with truffle oil and egg. The Green Room is one of just a few places around that regularly features the holy trinity of dining: caviar, truffles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the form of oil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and foie gras. The twentysomething chef whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making it happen is a native son with a flair for flavor. At 6 p.m. on a recent Saturday, the dining room is at half-capacity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; most Green Room customers are late diners. Both the front-of-the-house staff and the

the art of gliding around each other â&#x20AC;&#x201D; neither one seems to get in the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way. Smith runs the sautĂŠ pans on the stove while Pratt focuses on plating and â&#x20AC;&#x153;expeditingâ&#x20AC;? finished dishes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; helping the front of the house staff know which dishes go to which tables. Pratt isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fazed by the fact that his parents, Randy and Nancy, and sister Allison have a clear view from the bar into his open kitchen. He effortlessly multitasks:

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mousse and butterscotch crème brulĂŠe, respectively. After 7, the people really start to roll in, and the average patron age drops precipitiously. Although a number of the men wear suit jackets, quite a few are dressed more casually. One college-age guy sports a backwards baseball cap and an orange Northface jacket. Although the music stays the same, the conversational buzz in the room increases. By 8, the place is completely full. The staff is moving faster now, and there are a couple of high-stress moments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally my fault,â&#x20AC;? says a server, apologizing for missing something in one of her orders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a team fault,â&#x20AC;? sous-chef Smith corrects her. Pratt is clearly kidding when he threatens, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll execute you

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Pratt is a 1999 graduate of the Professional Foods program at the Center for Technology in Essex. He started in the culinary program, he says, because of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lack of credits.â&#x20AC;? Plus, the food was a lot different than what he got at home, which mainly consisted of â&#x20AC;&#x153;leftovers, leftovers, leftovers, then lasagna.â&#x20AC;? Pratt scored an internship while at the CTE, and since graduation has been working in restaurants. The education at Essex gave him the know-how he needed. After jobs at a couple of â&#x20AC;&#x153;unmentionableâ&#x20AC;? places and at the now-closed Waterworks in the Champlain Mill, Pratt became the chef at the well respected Sandbar Inn in South Hero. When the Sandbar Inn was razed so that it could be rebuilt, Pratt agreed to do a stint at the Green Room â&#x20AC;&#x153;on loan.â&#x20AC;? He had tentative plans to return, but when Green Room business partners James Ryan and Doug Wiker asked him if he wanted to buy into the restaurant, he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist the opportunity. Says Pratt, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A restaurant thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up and running is a better risk than one that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist.â&#x20AC;? His business partners also own shares of Plan B on St. Paul Street in Burlington. Pratt is not on staff there, but he occasionally helps out with special events and catering gigs. Several other

thing he could teach Vermonters about cuisine, Pratt says, it would be to try new things. He hopes the shared plates at the Green Room help encourage people to try a few bites of something that they might not order if it were served as a full entrĂŠe. Small shared plates cost $7 and large shared plates are $15, so you can easily make a mix-and-match meal. For those who insist on a more traditional dining experience, the entrĂŠes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which change nightly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are $22. Pratt plans to revamp the menu after the holidays. The winter menu will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;big, bold flavors,â&#x20AC;? he says, and the wine menu is being upgraded to match. After a recent tasting with reps from Vermont Wine Merchants, the staff selected 10 additional reds and two new whites. The fresh offerings will make the wine list even more eclectic than it already is, with selections from Chile, Spain, France, Australia and the U.S., among others. Pratt is particularly proud that three of the dessert wines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chauteau Hallet Sauternes from France, Selaks Ice Wine from New Zealand and a red called Bodegas Olivares Dulce Monstrell from Spain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were picked to pair perfectly with the Green Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature desserts: fruit sorbet, chocolate

by firing squad later.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the rush, staff members keep their voices low and respectful, even when the chefs are facing nine tickets at a time, and the plates of cooked food begin to pile up on the counter. Nobody seems to break a sweat. When the kitchen runs out of scallops, Pratt informs the manager right away so the servers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell any to the customers. When a server asks the chef if he can make the goat cheese risotto without dairy, Pratt figures out a way to do it. A little eggplant puree makes the risotto â&#x20AC;&#x153;creamy.â&#x20AC;? Grilled vegetables add flavor and color. Constructing new dishes is part of what Pratt loves about his job. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not difficult, he says. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about food all the time, the pairings just come naturally. He demonstrates his creative capacity when it comes time to invent a new foie gras dish for a guest whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already sampled the version listed on the menu. First he places a slice of smoked duck and a piece of seared foie on a bed of wilted spinach, with grilled radicchio and pineapple spears on the side. Then he pours on a lush demi-glace. The final touch? He reaches for â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you guessed it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the truffle oil. >



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Judging from the menu, which is still in photocopy form, Magnolia is hoping to pick up some of Penny Cluse’s overflow breakfast-and-lunch business. Located at One Lawson Lane in the space formerly occupied by Kahiki Moon, Magnolia has a mellow, crunchy vibe — and cloth napkins! Some of the more unusual a.m. MaGNOlIa items include “hot and crispy oatmeal,” lime waffles and lemon-ricotta pancakes. For lunch? For edible intrigue, it’s a tie between the Garbanzo Burger and Philly Seitan sandwiches. The still-unlisted phone number is 846-7446 . . .You won’t hear Jerry Weinberg and Ginger Hobbs talking up the Five Spice Café in radio ads anymore. The restaurant’s former owners — who continued to run the business together after their divorce — have sold the lower Church Street institution to Sam and Doreen Palmisano of East Montpelier. Their son Sam, formerly a chef at Ye Olde England Inn and the now-defunct Villa Tragara, will run the restaurant, which underwent some interior renovations last week. Palmisano, 35, has no plans to change the name, staff or the general direction of the menu. “For all intents and purposes, it’s the same restaurant,” he says, “except my parents are signing the checks.” . . . There’s nothing “Zen” about Shelburne Road, except the new eatery planned for the space formerly occupied by Rosita’s restaurant. The owners of Koto Steakhouse are rumored to be involved in a new restaurant to be called “The Zen Garden.”




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Still Scrumptious Why was Chef Stephen Niemiec serving cups of creamy tomato-basil soup at a party to celebrate the release of Barbara Cook’s self-published Scrumptious Cookbook last Sunday at Studio STK on North Street? STK’s founder, Sage BaRBaRa COOK Tucker-Ketcham, used to work at the neighborhood café. Also, Niemiec is planning on opening a new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Scrumptious on North Champlain Street. Named after his mother, Josephine’s is slated to open in April. Right now, Niemiec is focused on getting the proper permits together and other logistical stuff. Niemiec says Josephine’s will have a neighborhood atmosphere, much like its predecessor, and will feature eclectic dishes ranging from Gorgonzola Meatloaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes to OrientalSteamed Salmon. Until then — April — you can get a taste of his cooking at Sweet Clover Market in Essex, where Niemiec creates pre-made dinners to-go.

Silver Bells, er, Balls If you want to put sweet little silver dragées— pronounced dra-zhay — on your baked goods this year, you may be out of luck. Calls to local stores haven’t turned up a single source for the shiny orbs. This may be due to the efforts of Mark Pollock, an environmental lawyer who’s been on an anti-dragée crusade since the 1990s. So far he’s successfully sued almost all the purveyors of dragées in California. Now, it seems, the sparklers are hard to come by. What is Pollock’s beef with the balls? They contain small quantities of silver, which is not an approved food additive. According to the FDA website — — “When . . . silver dragées are sold exclusively for decorating cakes and are used under conditions which preclude their consumption as confectionery, they are not considered to be in the category of a food or confectionery.” Translation: Manufacturers can sell dragées as long as the package indicates they’re not safe to consume and are meant as decoration only. But Pollock doesn’t believe anybody reads the package. He’s concerned that children who eat the dragées will end up with a toxic amount of the metal in their systems, and he argues that a product not meant for human consumption shouldn’t consist primarily of sugar, cornstarch and gelatin. However, the consumption of dragées is allowed in some other countries, which is likely why they’re made “edible.” It’s odd that the FDA doesn’t prohibit dragées outright but does come down hard on silvercoated almonds. The agency sees “no compelling information that the articles are to be used for decorative purposes only.” What does this mean? The FDA recommends that shipments of the offending nuts be seized or detained. Are silver dragées really gone for good? Jennifer Malroux, manager of Burlington’s Kiss the Cook, says she tried to find a supplier this year because so many customers asked for them. She came up empty-handed. Got a hankering for heavy metal? Grab a bottle of Goldschläger — apparently the government considers the 87-proof schnapps with flakes of 24-karat gold to be perfectly safe.

Crumbs Kate Taylor Hays, chef-owner of Dish Catering and formerly of Global Bites, has an article in the December issue of Fine Cooking. Entitled “Hors d’Oeuvres at the Ready,” the piece explains how to prep appetizers that can either be cooked immediately or frozen for future use. Recipes include Pork Shiu Mai with Dipping Sauce, and Bacon, Leek & Cheddar Mini Quiches. — SuzaNNE PODHaIzER

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set of Henckels knives? Check. A collection of Le Creuset cookware? Check. A KitchenAid stand-mixer? Check. What gift do you get for a cook whose kitchen is filled with the best equipment and niftiest gadgets? A book, of course. Whether stuffed with unique recipes or sumptuous photographs, a good cookbook is a turn-on for the most jaded epicurean. Better yet, you can stay loyal to â&#x20AC;&#x153;localâ&#x20AC;? with any of the following books, all by authors who live, at least part-time, in Vermont. The Scrumptious Cookbook by Barbara Cook Know someone who misses the beloved â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and now defunct â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Scrumptious Neighborhood CafĂŠ and Bakery in Burlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old North End? Former fans will be delighted to know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cookbook with all their favorite recipes, from â&#x20AC;&#x153;breakfast goodiesâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;quiches and other piesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;dressings and spreads.â&#x20AC;? The book was just released this week. Former cafĂŠ owner Barbara Cook, who now lives in Florida, incorporated quotations from and memories of patrons to recall the eateryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community orientation. But the greatest feature of this cookbook is its simplicity.

Recipes are written clearly and concisely â&#x20AC;&#x201D; each one features a numbered list of steps to follow. The most complex ones, such as cinnamon rolls, are divided into easily digestible sections. Read the recipe for Tomato Basil Soup and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see why it was a Seven Days staff favorite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it includes a cup of heavy cream and a whole stick of butter. The creators of Scrumptious cuisine didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good stuff.â&#x20AC;? Other rich recipes are Artichoke and Potato Quiche and Cream of Leek and Brie Soup. On the lighter side, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asian Slaw, Spicy Black Beans with Lime, and Zucchini and Pasta Soup.

All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking by Molly Stevens Braising had fallen out of favor in our quick-cuisine world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; until Williston food writer Molly Stevens brought it back to the table in October 2004 with this James Beard Award-winning cookbook. The method involves browning meat or vegetables in fat and simmering the ingredients in a small amount of liquid, usually in a closed vessel that is placed in a slow oven. The beauty of braising is that it can elevate the ordinary: Gentle heat makes even the cheapest cut of beef beautifully tender, and turns those root vegetables in the back of the fridge into

a good cookbook is a turn-on for the most jaded epicurean. The Scrumptious Cookbook is available locally at As the Crow Flies and Rail City Market in St. Albans, The Willow House in South Burlington, American Heritage Gifts in Stowe and Shelburne Farms Visitors Center.

objects of desire. With clear writing and helpful illustrations, All About Braising aptly captures the transformative power of the technique. Parsnips are the great-aunts of the vegetable world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; delicately sweet and old-fashioned â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but they turn sultry and sassy in Stevensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recipe for chicken breasts braised with parsnips, thick-cut bacon, cider, rosemary and shallots. Though the featured fare is comfort food, this book doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop at the borders of New England. There are also recipes for ethnic dishes such as Caribbean Pork Shoulder, which pairs the pork with a fragrant spice blend and a mixture of orange and lime juice. Stevens has a way with words, as evidenced by her recipe for Red Cabbage Braised with Maple & Ginger, one of many vegetable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not necessarily vegetarian â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dishes in the book. In the introduction she writes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Braising cabbage this way renders it lusciously silky and aromatic with the flavors of spice and fruit.â&#x20AC;? Later, in the body of the recipe, she suggests, â&#x20AC;&#x153;SautĂŠ, stirring frequently, until the strands begin to wilt and have a moist gleam.â&#x20AC;? Has cabbage ever sounded so sexy?

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The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook by Jim Romanoff and the editors of EatingWell With recipes selected from EatingWell magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy in a Hurryâ&#x20AC;? column, this book is an excellent choice for those who like to prepare their own wholesome meals but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much time. Since every dish is heart-healthy, low-carb or high fiber â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or some combination thereof â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also helpful for folks on restricted diets. But the healthy moniker doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean these recipes are bland â&#x20AC;&#x201D; consider Mustard Crusted Salmon and Garlic, or Parsley Rubbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad. And each recipe, no matter how complex it sounds, is meant to be ready in less than 45 minutes.

The lovely photography is a bonus, as is the nutritional analysis included with each recipe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the calorie content as well as amounts of saturated fat, carbs, sodium, fiber and more are indicated for each serving. If a dish is high in certain vitamins or minerals, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;nutrition bonusâ&#x20AC;? segment on the page lets you know. And there are tips for how to save time at the grocery store. Published last January, this book may not suit cooks who turn up their noses at convenience foods. The recip e for Shrimp Enchiladas Verde, for example, calls for pre-cooked shrimp, frozen corn, canned green chiles and refried beans, and pre-shredded cheese. Instant brown rice also pops up often. On the other hand, most dishes, such as the Americansounding Korean-Style Steak & Lettuce Wraps, are full of whole

foods. For the wraps, flank steak is grilled and tossed with a flavorful marinade made from soy sauce, lime juice, herbs and spices, then wrapped in leaves of Bibb lettuce. Mmmm. Vegetable Love: A Book for Cooks by Barbara Kafka Featuring 750 recipes, Kafkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year-old book on cooking vegetables is one of the most ample. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also organized in a unique way; while most veggie-only books are strictly alphabetical, Kafka divides her produce based on what part of the world it stems from, and then by type of plant. Thus, in the chapter titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vegetables of the New World,â&#x20AC;? thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a section for winter squash, another for â&#x20AC;&#x153;American rootsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even one for tomatillos. The recipes in this book are all about the pleasure of eating vegetables, and they eschew neither fats nor animal products. The one for Avocado Ice Cream, for example, could be the â&#x20AC;&#x153;posterâ&#x20AC;? recipe for decadent vegetable consumption. Another is Seafood Succotash, which includes corn, cream, butter, lobster, shrimp, mussels and bourbon among its ingredients. Vermonters who try to eat local foods all year round will appreciate the number of dishes made with winter produce, such as seven recipes for celeriac and 19 for beets. Since Kafka gardens in Vermont, this makes sense. She also gives other underutilized vegetables a chance to shine. Kafkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe for leek gratin is a straightforward, lovely dish. Little-known plants such as purslane and samphire make cameo appearances here and there throughout the book. While many of the dishes are beautifully simple, this is not a book for those who merely

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FAR-OUT FIZZ Burlington’s leftfield rock quartet Deep Soda recently informed me that their latest CD, Pose Dead — Collected & Destroyed Vol. II, is nearing completion. The album is a sequel to last year’s advertinspired album, Jongles, and the second entry in a proposed trilogy. The few tunes I’ve heard are as freaky as previous efforts, but with an even sharper edge. The band has posted three rough mixes at DeepSoda. You’ll no doubt check ’em out for yourself, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share my opinion. “Viy” is a dizzying mix of ’90s hard rock and brainy punk. With all the sonic bombast, it’s tough to tell what the song is about. At one point, vocalist Mondhexe whispers the words, “magic circle… magic circle.” Try not to play it in a dark room at midnight during a full moon. But if you do, let me know what comes through the ether. My favorite of the new tunes is “Backsen Jawsen Eyehole,” which sounds like Bad Brains doing battle with Devo. The tune opens with squelchy synth tones, before being overtaken by a whirlwind of stinging guitars. The vocals might as well have been recorded in an asylum; they’re beyond unhinged. Axe man Delancy Leathers’ speeds around the song’s corners like an amphetamine-addled Formula One driver. Don’t tell the boys in the band, but “Spirit Flies Ahead” is actually rather beautiful. It’s slow-burn classic rock that starts with swirling organ and builds to a crescendo of epic proportions. There are lots of nice touches, including well-placed backing vocals and clever drum fills. “And we call it a work of art,” Mondhexe sings. Indeed. DS don’t often play live, probably ’cause they’re too busy tweaking sounds in the studio. They’ll step away from the mixing desk for a Saturday, December 9, performance at Burlington’s Radio Bean. Another show, with kick-ass locals Party Star, is tentatively scheduled for later in the month. Look for the perfected Pose Dead sometime in January.

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JINGLE ALL THE DAY Having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Well, 12 hours with Vermont punk legends The Wards and their rabble-rousing pals ought to do the trick. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the band hosts a “Christmas Spaghetti Dinner Party” at the Burlington VFW on 176 South Winooski avenue. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. and doesn’t end until the same hour the following morning. There’ll be a slew (or should I say sleigh?) of rock acts making merry, including the Dirty Blondes, Brixton Guns, the Fuckbombs, CSS, A Vicious Cycle and Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains, to name a few. The Wards are big-time Yuletide enthusiasts; a couple of years ago, they even released a Christmas album. Expect seasonal numbers as well as Wards classics such as “No More Nuclear War” and “Weapons Factory.” Who said WMDs can’t be jolly?

GET PICKED ON Last week I told you about the Avey Tare & Kria Brekken show at Burlington’s Firehouse Center. Guess what? It was awesome. You can read a full report on my blog (shouldn’t you have the URL memorized by now?) at The man who brought you that performance, experimental musician Greg Davis, has put together another Firehouse concert for Thursday, December 7. The show features Jack Rose, Peter Walker and F.S. Blumm and is a must-see for acoustic-guitar fans. Expect picking in the tradition of the late John Fahey, whose modal folk compositions are so expansive you could practically live in them. According to Davis, Rose is “about the closest you’ll ever get to hearing Fahey in his prime.” I have his lushly enveloping record

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Kensington Blues, and I’d have to agree. It’s a terrific headphones album; I imagine the songs will sound even richer live. Walker was a part of the Harvard folk scene of the ’60s, and provided the soundtrack to acid guru Timothy Leary’s little get-togethers. He released a couple of LPs on the Vanguard label before dropping out for 40-odd years. Apparently, he went to Spain where he studied Flamenco guitar. Now he’s back to entertain us lucky Vermonters. Berlin-based F.S. Blumm is the evening’s wild card. He’s coming to town to visit his friend Davis, who decided Blumm should sing for his supper, so to speak. Blumm takes his cues from post-rock, pop and THE WARDS world music, which he blends together in a rhythmic style that incorporates guitar and “other instruments.” Doubt that includes kazoo. The show costs $7. Doors open at 7:30. Seating is limited to 80 people, so be sure to get there early. Visit for more info.

LOVE IT LOUD This Friday at Club Metronome will likely be earplug-worthy, and I mean that in a good way. Four amped-up acts, two of ’em local, will be on hand to put some decibels in December. Burlington’s Tell No One trade in modern progressive rock played with punk ferocity. The Big Apple-based A Place to Bury Strangers are devotees of shoegaze, the blissed-out offshoot of psychedelic rock popularized by My Bloody Valentine. Merit, from Syracuse, are a female-fronted four-piece combining pop-rock with post-punk. Locals the Mountain Wizards are making a name for themselves with their spastic take on hardcore. Most the bands have MySpace pages (I found a YouTube clip of Mountain Wizards), so you can sample their sounds. The show starts at 10 p.m. and costs $6.

EVEN LOUDER Singer-songwriter and heavy-metal aficionado Jay Ekis recently emailed me about the Burlington debut of his Iron Maiden tribute band, Made In Iron. “Bring someone to sacrifice,” he wrote. Well, consider this a call to volunteers. The central Vermont-based group played its first show in Montpelier a couple of months ago; a friend of mine claims they ruled. Queen City dwellers can find out for themselves when MII play Club Metronome on Wednesday, December 13. You have been warned.

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ARTHUR BROOKS QUARTET (classical guitar), Radio Bean, 8 p.m. NC, followed by IRISH SESSIONS, 9 p.m. NC. LIVE JAZZ, Leunigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7 p.m. NC. NICHOLAS CASSARINO ENSEMBLE (jazz), Red Square, 8 p.m. NC, followed by MEMBERS ONLY WITH FATTIE B. (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s jams), 11 p.m. NC. SHANE HARDIMAN TRIO (jazz), 1/2 Lounge, 9 p.m. NC. CIRCADIA (Celtic), RĂ­ RĂĄ Irish Pub, 7 p.m. NC. AVI & CELIA WITH THE WALKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LINE, SUGARBLUE, POSSUMHAW, MAGOT (bluegrass, Americana), Nectarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 9 p.m. $5/NC. 18+. BROTHER THROUGH GLASS, PRETTY & NICE, EXIT CLOV, WORKINGMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ARMY (metal, indie-rock), Club Metronome, 9:30 p.m. $5/8. 18+. 802 SNOWBOARD & SKATE SHOP COLLEGE DANCE PARTY (DJs), Second Floor, 10 p.m. NC/$5. 18+. DAVE HARRISONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. BEATS & PIECES WITH DJ A-DOG (hip-hop), Green Room, 10 p.m. NC. JOHN DEMUS PRESENTS: ENCORE (roots-reggae), Wine Works, 10 p.m. NC. KARAOKE WITH BONNIE, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 7 p.m. NC. PNUMA TRIO WITH RYAN BURNETT, BAD SUIT, DJK (electronic, jam, progressive funk), Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 10 p.m. $10. AA. IPOD NIGHT (self-serve DJ), Monkey House, 8 p.m. NC. CELTIC PARTY NIGHT OPEN SESSION, Lincoln Inn Tavern, 7 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karaoke Club, from 8:30 p.m. NC.

:: central PAUL DOUSE & JET JAGUAR (rock), Charlie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 9:30 p.m. NC.

SETH YACOVONE (blues, rock singersongwriter), Langdon St. CafĂŠ, 8 p.m. Donations.

KARAOKE, Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karaoke Club, from 6 p.m. NC. WCLX BLUES NIGHT WITH JENNI JOHNSON & FRIENDS, Lincoln Inn Tavern, 7 p.m. NC. BALANCE DJ & KARAOKE, Franny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 9 p.m. NC.

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SHANE HARDIMAN GROUP (jazz), Radio Bean, 8 p.m. NC, followed by ANTONY SANTOR TRIO (jazz), 10 p.m. NC. FRIENDS OF JOE WITH SAM ARMSTRONG & JOE MOORE (blues, jazz), Halvorsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 8 p.m. NC. ELLEN POWELL & MICHAEL ARNOWITT (jazz), Leunigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7 p.m. NC. JAPHY RYDER (funk, jazz, jam), RĂ­ RĂĄ Irish Pub, 10 p.m. NC. DJS NASTEE & A-DOG (hip-hop), Red Square, 9 p.m. NC. TOP HAT TRIVIA, Nectarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7:30 p.m. NC, followed by LUCY VINCENT, SIRSY (jam, rock, CD release party), 9:30 p.m. $5/NC. 18+. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FAUSTâ&#x20AC;? PUPPET OPERA, CCCOME?, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHT, OAK (performance art, rock), Club Metronome, 8 p.m. $10. TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT DANCE PARTY (hip-hop, r&b DJs), Rasputinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 10 p.m. NC. FUNKWAGON, Second Floor, 10 p.m. $2/5. 18+. SOUL PATROL (Motown, soul DJ), Wine Works, 10 p.m. NC. DJ NICENESS (reggae), Green Room, 10 p.m. NC. DJ MONACO (house, breakbeats), Plan B, 10 p.m. NC. MATT COSTA (singer-songwriter), Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 8 p.m. $10/12. AA. THE TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS (bluegrass, newgrass), Monkey House, 9 p.m. NC. 1x6-redsquare120606.qxd

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:: northern VIP LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NIGHT WITH DJ SKIPPY (top 40, r&b, reggae), Tabu CafĂŠ & Nightclub, 9 p.m. NC. 18+. REV. TOR BAND (jam), Monopole, 10 p.m. NC. DJ DANCE PARTY, Rusty Nail, 10 p.m. NC. SNAKE MOUNTAIN MOONSHINERS (bluegrass), Beeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC.


:: burlington area JOHN FRANCIS, ZACH GALEN, IAN THOMAS (singer-songwriters), Radio Bean, 7:30 p.m. NC, followed by DEEP SODA (rock), 10 p.m. NC. NICHOLAS CASSARINO ENSEMBLE (jazz), Parima, 9 p.m. NC. GORDON STONE BAND (funkgrass), RĂ­ RĂĄ Irish Pub, 10 p.m. NC. LEAH RANDAZZO GROUP (pop, soul, jazz), Red Square, 9 p.m. $3, followed by DJ A-DOG (hip-hop), midnight. $3. KIP MEAKER (blues), 1/2 Lounge, 7 p.m. NC. AUDIO JOURNAL (covers), 7 p.m. NC, followed by ECLECTIC COLLECTIVE, PARKER HOUSE & THEORY, BABY BOY H (rock), Nectarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 9 p.m. $3.

MASTER MCCARTHY, LYLE KING, KELLY MCGRATH (Americana, singer-songwriters), Club Metronome, 7 p.m. $7. AA, followed by RETRONOME (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s dance party), 10 p.m. $5. THE WARDS PRESENT: A CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH THE DIRTY BLONDES, BRIXTON GUNS, FUCKBOMBS, JOHNNY HOBO & THE FREIGHT TRAINS, HAIRSPRAY BOYS & MORE (rock, punk, spaghetti dinner), Burlington VFW, 1 p.m. Donations. AA. MASSIVE (DJs), Rasputinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 10 p.m. $3. LATIN DANCE PARTY WITH DJ HECTOR (salsa, merengue), Second Floor, 8 p.m. NC, followed by LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NIGHT DANCE PARTY WITH DJ ROBBIE J. (top 40, hiphop, old-school beats), 11 p.m. $3/10. 18+. DJ C-LOW (hip-hop), Ruben James, 10 p.m. NC. DAVE HARRISONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. ROCKSTEADY WITH DJ ZEEJAY (hiphop classics), Green Room, 10 p.m. NC. VT UNION PRESENTS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE SPOTâ&#x20AC;? (hip-hop DJs), Wine Works, 10 p.m. NC. AUDIO JOURNAL (covers), Plan B, 9 p.m. NC, followed by DJ ANUBUS (hip-hop), 10 p.m. NC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNIFORM PARTYâ&#x20AC;? WITH DJS PRECIOUS, ALAN PERRY (dance, costume party), Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 9 p.m. $5/8. TARYN NOELLE WITH TOM CLEARY (jazz), Monkey House, 10 p.m. $3. FTX (hip-hop), Trackside Tavern, 9 p.m. NC. THE X-RAYS (rock), Lincoln Inn Tavern, 9 p.m. NC. STUR CRAZIE (rock), Backstage Pub, 9:30 p.m. NC. KARAOKE, Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karaoke Club, from 3 p.m. NC. BALANCE DJ & KARAOKE, Franny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 9 p.m. NC.

:: champlain valley DANCE PARTY WITH DJ EARL, City Limits, 9 p.m. NC.

Adrianas Up, 25 Church St., Burlington, 658-1323. Akesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Place, 134 Church St., Burlington, 864-8111. The Alley Coffee House, 15 Haydenberry Dr., Milton, 893-1571. American Flatbread, 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 861-2999. Amigos Cantina, 4 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-3624. Ashleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Row, Randolph, 728-9182. Backstage Pub, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494. Backstreet, 17 Hudson St., St. Albans, 527-2400. Bad Girls CafĂŠ, Main St., Johnson, 635-7025. Ball & Chain CafĂŠ, 16 Park St., Brandon, 247-0050. Banana Winds CafĂŠ & Pub 1 Towne Marketplace, Essex Jct., 879-0752. Bangkok Bistro & Thai Steakhouse, 2403 Shelburne Rd., S. Burlington, 985-5577. Barre Opera House, 6 North Main St., Barre, 476-8188. Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Drive, Vergennes, 1-800-622-4000. Battery Park, Burlington, 865-7166. Bayside Pavilion, 13 Georgia Shore Rd., St. Albans, 524-0909. Beeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knees, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 888-7889. Beyond Infinity Upstairs, 43 Center St., Brandon, 247-5100. Big Moose Pub at the Fire & Ice Restaurant, 28 Seymour St., Middlebury, 388-0361. Big Picture Theater & CafĂŠ, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994. Black Bear Tavern & Grill, 205 Hastings Hill, St. Johnsbury, 748-1428. Black Door Bar & Bistro, 44 Main St., Montpelier, 223-7070. Blue Star CafĂŠ, 28 Main St., Winooski, 654-8700. The Bobcat CafĂŠ, 5 Main St., Bristol, 453-3311. Bolton Valley Resort, 4302 Bolton Access Rd., Bolton Valley, 434-3444. Bonz Smokehouse & Grill, 97 Portland St., Morrisville, 888-6283. Borders Books & Music, 29 Church St., Burlington, 865-2711. Breakwater CafĂŠ, 1 King St., Burlington, 658-6276. The Brewski, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. B.U. Emporium, 163 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 658-4292. Bundy Center for the Arts, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-4781. Buonoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge, 3182 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-2232. Capitol Grounds, 45 State St., Montpelier, 223-7800. Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hungry Mind CafĂŠ, 24 Merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Row, Middlebury. 388-0101. Champlain Lanes Family Fun Center, 2630 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-2576. Charlemont Restaurant, #116, Rt. 100, Morrisville, 888-4242. Charlie Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-7355. Charlie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820. Chow! Bella, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. City Limits, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. Coffee Hound, 97 Blakey Rd., Colchester, 651-8963. Club Metronome, 188 Main St., Burlington, 865-4563. Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 865-7166. Cuzzinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 230 North Main St., Barre, 479-4344. Euro Gourmet Market & CafĂŠ, 61 Main St., Burlington, 859-3467. Finkermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riverside Bar-B-Q, 188 River St., Montpelier, 229-2295. Finniganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 205 College St., Burlington, 864-8209. Flynn Center/FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington, 863-5966. Foggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Notion, One Lawson Lane, Burlington, 862-4544. Franny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 733 Queen City Pk. Rd., Burlington, 863-2909. Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karaoke Club, 127 Porters Point Road, Colchester, 658-2160. Giovanniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trattoria, 15 Bridge St., Plattsburgh, 518-561-5856. Global Markets CafĂŠ, 325 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-3210. Good Times CafĂŠ, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444. Great Falls Club, Frog Hollow Alley, Middlebury, 388-0239. Green Door Studio, 18 Howard St., Burlington, 316-1124. Green Room, 86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-9669. Ground Round Restaurant, 1633 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 862-1122. Gustoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. Halvorsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upstreet CafĂŠ, 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278. Hardwick Town House, 127 Church St., Hardwick, 456-8966. Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 863-6363. Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 652-0777. The Hub, Airport Drive, Bristol, 453-3678. Inn at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116, Bristol, 424-2432. JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389. Jeffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maine Seafood, 65 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-6135. Koffee Kat, 104 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, NY, 518-566-8433. La Brioche Bakery, 89 East Main St. Montpelier, 229-0443. Lakeview Inn & Restaurant, 295 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, 533-2291. Langdon St. CafĂŠ, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-8667. Leunigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759. Lincoln Inn Tavern, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309. Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den Pub, Mountain Road, Jeffersonville, 644-5567. Localfolk Smokehouse, Jct. Rt. 100 & 17, Waitsfield, 496-5623.


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Mad River Unplugged at Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-8910. Main St. Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. Manhattan Pizza & Pub, 167 Main St., Burlington, 658-6776. Matterhorn, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 19 East Allen St., Winooski, 655-0048. Melting Pot CafĂŠ, Rt 2, East Montpelier, 223-1303. Memorial Auditorium, 250 Main St, Burlington, 864-6044. Mes Amis, 311 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8512. Middle Earth Music Hall, Barton St., Bradford, 222-4748. Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stowe Away, 68 Church St., Burlington, 651-5298. The Monkey House, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222. Muddy Waters, 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466. Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern, 4 Lincoln Pl, Essex Jct., 878-4901. Music Box, 147 Creek Rd., Craftsbury, 586-7533. Music Club, 110 Business Center Rd., Williamstown, 443-6106. Naked Turtle, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200 Nectarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771. 1/2 Lounge, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-0012. Odd Fellows Hall, 1416 North Ave, Burlington, 862-3209. Old Lantern, Greenbush Rd., Charlotte, 425-2120. Olde Yankee Restaurant, Rt. 15, Jericho, 899-1116. Orion Pub & Grill, Route 108, Jeffersonville, 644-8884. Overtime Saloon, 38 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-0357. Paramount Theater, 30 Center St., Rutland, 775-0570. Parima, 185 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-7917. Park Place Tavern, 38 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3015. Peabodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, Plattsburgh, 518-561-0158. Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. Piecasso Pizza & Lounge, 1899 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4111. Phoenix Bar, Sugarbush Village, Warren, 583-2003. Pitcher Inn, 275 Main Street, Warren, 496-6350. Plan B, 156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-0742. Positive Pie 2, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453. Purple Moon Pub, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. Radio Bean, 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346. Rasputinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324. Red Mill Restaurant, Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 475-2311. Red Square, 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909. Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse, UVM, Burlington, 656-4211. Ripton Community Coffee House, Rt. 125, 388-9782. RĂ­ RĂĄ Irish Pub, 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401. River Run Restaurant, 65 Main St., Plainfield, 454-1246. Roqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina, 3 Main St., Burlington, 657-3377. Rozziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lakeshore Tavern, 1072 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342. Ruben James, 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744. Rusty Nail, Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245. Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro at the Wyndham Hotel, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, 859-5013. Second Floor, 165 Church St., Burlington, 660-2088. Shooters Saloon, 30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777. Smugglersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Notch Inn, 55 Church St., Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6607. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 9 Central Ave., Burlington, 864-9778. Starry Night CafĂŠ, 5371 Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316. Stowe Coffee House, Rt. 57 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-2189. Stowehof Inn, Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-9722. Sweetwaters, 118 Church St., Burlington, 864-9800. Tabu CafĂŠ & Nightclub, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, 518-566-0666. T Bones Restaurant & Bar, 38 Lower Mountain View Drive, Colchester, 654-8008. 38 Main Street Pub, 38 Main St., Winooski, 655-0072. Three Mountain Lodge, Jeffersonville, 644-5736. Three Stallion Inn, 655 Stock Farm Rd., Randolph, 728-5575. Toscano CafĂŠ & Bistro, 27 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-3148. Trackside Tavern, 18 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, 655-9542. Three Mountain Lodge Restaurant, Smugglersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Notch Road, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-5736. Two Brothers Tavern, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002. 242 Main, Burlington, 862-2244. Upper Deck Pub at the Windjammer, 1076 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 862-6585. Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-8910. Vermont Pub & Brewery, 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500. Village Tavern at Smugglersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Notch Inn, 55 Church St., Jeffersonville, 644-6607. Wafâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westside Deli, 165 East Allen St., Winooski, 655-0290. Waterbury Wings, 1 South Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. Waterfront Theatre, 60 Lake St., Burlington, 862-7469. Wine Bar at Wine Works, 133 St. Paul St., Burlington, 951-9463. Zoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tack Room & CafĂŠ, 3825 Rt. 7, Charlotte, 425-5867.

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Vermont guitarist Steve Blair is one of the most technically accomplished players in the Green Mountain jazz scene. He’s performed with fusion titans Freefall and Science Fixion, and is currently the director of jazz studies at Johnson State College. Blair’s latest disc, Momentum, provides a good example of his exacting musicality. Blair has assembled a fine cast for this outing, including pianist Joe Davidian, bassists Ari Folman-Cohen and Bu Mantle, drummer Gabe Jarrett and a horn section composed of Alex Wolston, Lee Gillies and George Voland. The nine songs on the album are Blair originals, and they each showcase his considerable skills. What they lack, however, is passion. Although the melodies and rhythms are sophisticated, the music sounds more like the product of the intellect than the spirit. Instrumental athleticism is fine for fusion, but most of the tunes on Momentum could be classified as straight-up jazz. Though there’s little in the way of spark, the playing is solid across the board. It’s fun to hear Jarrett slice up time, and Davidian is a master of tonal shading. Blair’s licks are full of kinetic agility. Standout cuts include the title track, which features burly bass and active horn lines. The song’s main figure makes excellent use of harmonic tension, giving it an edge not found on other cuts. Also noteworthy is “The Labyrinth,” which features slippery phrasing and a complex groove. Here, Blair’s instrumental mastery is revealed with a solo that expertly navigates the song’s serpentine progression. Other tracks fail to make much of an impact. “Odds or Evens,” for example, sounds more like an exercise in jazz composition than an actual piece of art. The solos are diligent but antiseptic, the accents impersonal in their clarity. “Red Blues” is likewise perfunctory. The band sounds like it’s trying hard to break free of the airtight arrangement, but never manages to do so. Blair is a proficient composer, arranger and soloist, but his work could use a bit more grit. Tidiness is fine, but sometimes you gotta get your hands dirty. CASEY REA

Today’s metal bands owe a massive debt to genre progenitors Black Sabbath. But some acts, such as Australia’s inexplicably popular Wolfmother, are mere copycats with attention-getting hairdos. This isn’t the case with Austin’s The Sword, whose monolithic sludge is vital and original. The quartet knocked ’em dead at this year’s South by Southwest festival, and their new disc, Age of Winters, proves why. The album is sonically straightforward. No acoustic interludes or prog-rock keyboards here — just detuned guitars, pinwheel percussion and old-fashioned melodic vocals. The music is alternately complex and crushing, with an unbridled spirit that harkens back to the days when garage bands didn’t have publicists. Originality is hard to come by in doom-metal; its unhallowed ground has already been well trod. But instead of coughing up fourth-generation “Iron Man” riffs, these dudes offer intricate tunes that bear repeat listens. Like their peers High on Fire and Pearls & Brass, The Sword challenge the assumption that stoner rock is only for burnouts. The lyrics, when I could make them out, sounded cartoonishly occult. This isn’t surprising; doom-metal has always been inspired by dark fantasy. The stunningly heavy “Barael’s Blade,” for instance, references demon lords and wizards, with absolutely no pretense to irony. I raise my chalice. “Freya” is either about the Norse goddess of fertility, or that hot chick behind the counter at the 7-11. It hardly makes a difference: With its iron-smelting riffs and baleful vocals, the track positively slays. The Sword come unsheathed on “The Horned Goddess,” which rockets along on an express rail to the underworld. It might just be the most Sabbath-esque cut on the album, with red-hot bass and guitar licks surging like molten lava from some heavy metal hollow. “Iron Swan” edges close to thrash territory, with a double-time assault that cuts through the sludge with a vengeance. The following number, “Lament for the Aurochs,” opens with a twisting riff that takes a full measure to untangle. When it does, the earth rumbles. Although they’re unabashedly heavy, The Sword have a feel for dynamics, as shown on “March of the Lor.” The tune starts off somewhat restrained, then builds into a martial groove that packs gale-force punch. If badass riff-rock is your bag, there’s no going wrong with Age of Winters. Hear The Sword with Seemless and Inertia in a 7 p.m. early show at Club Metronome on Sunday, December 10. CASEY REA


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KARAOKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 6 p.m. NC. KARAOKE WITH PETE, Backstage Pub, 9 p.m. NC.

:: central MORSE-CARR-MOROZ TRIO (jazz), Langdon St. Café, 7:30 p.m. NC. GANDALF MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS, SLOAN WAINWRIGHT, THE KENNEDYS (eclectic Americana, rock), Middle Earth, 4/8 p.m. $20.

:: northern JEFF & BENARES (old time, Americana originals), Bee’s Knees, noon. NC, followed by MAYFLY (old-time, Appalachian, blues), 7:30 p.m. NC.

MON.11 :: burlington area

BEN BALIVET (singer-songwriter), Radio Bean, 6 p.m. NC, followed by OPEN MIKE, 8 p.m. NC. FIVEWISE (rock), Red Square, 8 p.m. NC, followed by DJ CRE8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m. NC. MIKE PEDERSEN TRIO, SHAMELESS STRANGERS, KEVIN SABORIN ACOUSTIC (rock), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. $5/NC. 18+. SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH DJS FATTIE B & ZEEJAY (laid-back grooves), Green Room, 10 p.m. NC. DARK STAR ORCHESTRA (Grateful Dead tribute), Higher Ground Ballroom, 9 p.m. $18/20. AA. TRUCK STOP ROCK WITH BRETT HUGHES (vintage country DJ), Monkey House, 10 p.m. NC. REGGAE CAFÉ WITH JAH RED, Blue Star Café, 8 p.m. NC.

:: central OPEN MIKE, Langdon St. Café, 7 p.m. NC.

TUE.12 :: burlington area

GUAGUA (psychotropical jazz), Radio Bean, 6 p.m. NC, followed by HONKY-TONK SESSIONS, 10 p.m. NC. TARYN NOELLE (jazz; CD release party), Adrianas Up, 7 p.m. NC. MIKE MARTIN & GEOFF KIM (jazz), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC. BASHMENT WITH DJ DEMUS (reggae, dancehall, hip-hop), Red Square, midnight. NC. CLOSE TO NOWHERE, 17 EAST (rock), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. NC. SING! (karaoke), Club Metronome, 9:30 p.m. NC. 18+. DARK STAR ORCHESTRA (Grateful Dead tribute), Higher Ground Ballroom, 9 p.m. $18/20. AA. SEVEN DAYS PRESENTS: SONYA KITCHELL, BEN TAYLOR, RYAN SCOTT (soul, pop-rock, singer-songwriters), Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 7:30 p.m. $12/14. AA. BLUEGRASS NIGHT WITH BIG SPIKE BLUEGRASS, Lincoln Inn Tavern, 7 p.m. NC.

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:: central BLUES JAM, Langdon St. Café, 8 p.m. NC.

:: northern CHRIS LYON (solo guitar), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC.

WED.13 :: burlington area

ARTHUR BROOKS QUARTET (free jazz), Radio Bean, 6 p.m. NC, followed by IRISH SESSIONS, 9 p.m. NC. DAYVE HUCKETT (solo jazz guitar), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC.

GRIPPO-SKLAR QUINTET (jazz), Red Square, 8 p.m. NC, followed by MEMBERS ONLY WITH FATTIE B. (’80s’90s jams), 11 p.m. NC. CIRCADIA (Celtic), Rí Rá Irish Pub, 7 p.m. NC. FORMAN, LIONIZE (jam), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. $5/NC. 18+. MADE IN IRON, CELL BLOCK ONE (Iron Maiden tribute, hard rock), Club Metronome, 9:30 p.m. $5. 802 SNOWBOARD & SKATE SHOP COLLEGE DANCE PARTY (DJs), Second Floor, 10 p.m. NC/$5. 18+. DAVE HARRISON’S STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JP’s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. MOONSHINE JAZZ WITH ZAK MITCHELL, Green Room, 7 p.m. NC, followed by BEATS & PIECES WITH DJ A-DOG (hip-hop), 10 p.m. NC. JOHN DEMUS PRESENTS: ENCORE (roots-reggae), Wine Works, 10 p.m. NC. KARAOKE WITH BONNIE, St. John’s Club, 7 p.m. NC. DARK STAR ORCHESTRA (Grateful Dead tribute), Higher Ground Ballroom, 9 p.m. $18/20. AA. IPOD NIGHT (self-serve DJ), Monkey House, 8 p.m. NC. CELTIC PARTY NIGHT WITH TRINITY & THE MCNEISH SCHOOL OF DANCE, Lincoln Inn Tavern, 7 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 8:30 p.m. NC.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. ST. ANDREWS PIPES & DRUMS: Got kilt? This Scottish-style marching band welcomes new members to play bagpipes or percussion. St. James Episcopal Church, Essex Junction, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7335. OPEN MIKE COFFEEHOUSE: College students share notes in an on-campus musical review. Fireplace Lounge, IDX Student Life Center, Champlain College, Burlington, 8:30-11 p.m. Free. Info, 865-6416. STUDENT PIANO RECITAL: Keyboard scholars show their stuff at a concert of works by Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Gershwin and other composers. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. STUDENT ENSEMBLES: Music majors combine talents at a semester-end concert. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1476. CAMBRIDGE COFFEEHOUSE: Boston singer-songwriter Merrie Amsterberg solos at the Jeffersonville Pizza Department, 7-9 p.m. $5. Info, 644-6632. MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE: Students sing and strut their stuff as part of a class specializing in classic Broadway tunes. North Lounge, Billings Student Center, UVM, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0415. SMALL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES: Four groups of musicians play piano plus string and wind instruments in a concert of selections from Schubert and Mozart, among others. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.

dance ‘SALSALINA’ PRACTICE: Work on your sensuous nightclub routines at this weekly Latin dance session. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, nonmembers 6 p.m., members 7 p.m. $12. Info, 598-1077. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: Soft-shoed folk appreciators step out in traditional Lowland formations. Union Elementary School, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $4-6. Info, 879-7618. PILOBOLUS: The innovative dance troupe known for gravity-defying configurations presents two new works and two company classics. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $26, $34, $40. Info, 863-5966.

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STOWE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: Screenings celebrate snow-centric cinema; Backcountry TV’s Lotoja Classic 2006 sets the scene for Storm Show’s Trial and Air. Vermont Ski Museum, Stowe, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9911, ext. 203. ‘THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP’: Director Michel Gondry portrays an insecure young man’s haphazard attempts to connect with a female neighbor. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6.50. Info, 748-2600. MOVIE NIGHT: Cycle-minded cineastes absorb a non-televised triple feature that includes Still We Ride, The Bike Messenger and The Day I Became a Woman. Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-3966, ext. 16.

‘ON DICTIONARIES’: Amherst College prof Ilan Stavans examines the importance of word references. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. ‘OUR BODIES, OURSELVES’: Judy Norsigian and Jane Pincus, cofounders of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, mark the 35th anniversary of the group’s go-to volume on reproductive health and rights. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. ‘ADIRONDACK ARCHITECTURE’: Vermont State Curator David Schutz shows examples of camp-y constructions from northern New York, and tells colorful stories of the Gilded Age millionaires who summered in them. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. ‘THE BATTLE FOR PEACE’: General Anthony Zinni, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired officer of the U.S. Central Command, shares his views on the post-Cold-War world. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ORCHID CLUB: Horticultural hobbyist Phil Brett shares techniques for growing tropical blooms under lights. Gardener’s Supply, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-3505. BOBCAT HABITAT: Mark Freeman of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department explains how roads and development affect wild felines. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878. SISTER CITY PANEL: Burlington residents discuss the Queen City’s sororal relationships worldwide. Burlington College, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616.



Also, see exhibitions in Section A. ARTISTS’ LEARNING CIRCLE: Curious creators hear how to enter into a relationship with a gallery. Woodbury College, Montpelier, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 800-266-4062.

ANIMAL FEEDING: Watch critters do dinner with help from the animal-care staff at ECHO, Burlington, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 3 p.m. $7-9. Info, 864-1848. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: Readings of family faves provide morning fun for toddlers at Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: Picture books and puppets engage growing readers aged 3-5. Brownell BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: Activists Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. stand together in opposition to the Free. Info, 878-6956. U.S. occupation of Iraq. Top of Church WILLISTON STORY HOUR: Crafts and Street, Burlington, 5-5:30 p.m. Free. books fuel the imaginations of kids Info, 863-2345. ages 3-5. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-4918. 1x2-evans111506 11/10/06 4:17 PM Page 1

‘WINTER TALES’: Cider sippers hear holiday songs, stories and poems provided by woodsy raconteur Willem Lange and members of the Vermont Stage Company. See calendar spotlight. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $27. Info, 863-5966. ‘THE ONCE AND FUTURE UBU’: Local playwright Seth Jarvis presents his adaptation of a profane political satire featuring a flatulent French monarch. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 578-9110. ‘FLYING ON THE BRIGHT WINGS OF DESPAIR’: Burlington dramaturge Stephen Goldberg stages his new play about two lovers trying to cope with their delusions and passions. Montpelier City Hall, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6648.


words POETRY OPEN MIKE: Bards take turns reading original verse, selections from favorite authors or folk ballads sans instruments at this multilingual mélange. Euro Gourmet Market & Café, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 859-3467.

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SENIOR EXERCISE: The 60-plus set benefits from stretches and strength training. Senior Community Center, The Pines, South Burlington, 1:30 p.m. $3. Info, 658-7477. TELEMARK WORKSHOP: Seasoned skiers develop new free-heeled skills at Smugglers’ Notch, Jeffersonville, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $150 includes lift ticket. Registration and info, 244-7037. NEARLY FULL MOON SNOWSHOE: Hikers of all ages explore the forest by lunar light, then return to hot drinks and a cozy fire. NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, 7 p.m. $10, plus $2 for snowshoe rental. Registration and info, 723-6551.

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INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISTS: Marxminded activists strategize about how to resurrect the American Dream. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Child care and info, 318-3453. VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Community members learn how to answer the 24-hour phone hotline for the Women’s Rape Crisis Center and assist with fundraising and education efforts. Call for Burlington-area location, 5-6:30 p.m. Registration and info, 864-0555. BURLINGTON LEGACY PROJECT: A community meal precedes a transportation-focused overview of the Queen City’s long-term sustainability plan. Burlington City Hall, dinner 5:30 p.m., presentations 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 652-4229.

etc ‘RAPTOR RESCUE’: See the world through the eyes of an injured bird, from rescue and rehab to eventual release. VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 11 a.m. $8. Info, 359-5000. Also at the Pierson Library, Shelburne, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. ‘RAPTORS UP CLOSE’: Nature lovers get a look at live birds on tours of the VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 2:30 p.m. $8. Info, 359-5000. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery see how it’s made at Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. ESL GROUP: Non-native speakers learn English at the South Burlington Community Library, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. Also at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. CHESS GROUP: Beginner- and intermediate-level players strategize ways to put each other’s kings in check. South Burlington Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. KNITTING POSSE: Needle-wielding crafters convene over good yarns. South Burlington Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7076. NOONTIME KNITTERS: Crafty types pause for patterns amid midday stitches. Waterbury Public Library, noon - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. VETERANS JOB NETWORKING: Ex-soldiers share labor-market tips, training info and employment leads. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 9:30-11 a.m. & American Legion Post, St. Albans, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 652-0339. CHARITY BINGO: Players seek patterns on numbered cards, then say the word. Broadacres Bingo Hall, Colchester, 7 p.m. $10 for 12 cards. Info, 860-1510.


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The lights: dim. The music: seductive. The costumes: fabulous. Silk veils, finger cymbals, coin belts. Deep shades of pink, purple, midnight blue, mauve. No wonder belly dancing is catching on like wildfire these days, I thought. Although the air was chilly outside, it was warm and inviting in Euro Gourmet. Five women moved freely around the dance floor. They had names like Mystique and Zahirih. Since the erotic performances of the legendary Mata Hari, Westerners have been captivated by belly dancing. Although the art is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt, today it is a passionate fusion of moves from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Greece, Spain, Armenia, India and other Middle Eastern and North African countries. In India, belly dancing is a female bonding ritual. All body types are appreciated, and it is an opportunity to feel sensual, spiritual and feminine. As I watched the dancers, I was touched by how the women responded to and encouraged one another. The atmosphere was light, supportive. For much of the night, I sat on the sidelines, observing, enjoying baklava. Finally, during the last half hour, Mystique beckoned me to the dance floor. I smiled, but shook my head no. “Come on!” She grinned. “You, too!” Once upon a time, I was a dancer. I figured, what the hey. I walked up to the dance floor, wrapped a silk scarf around my torso, raised my arms, and swayed my hips. The music was hypnotic, sensual. I closed my eyes and surrendered to the rhythms. I was a mysteriously veiled gypsy, a wanton seductress. I was a scantily clad harem girl, performing in the sultan’s palace. I was an exotic temple priestess shimmying to ancient Egyptian tambourines. The music reached a feverish pitch, as did my imagination. I was . . . Middle Eastern mystery! Latin fire! Turkish delight! I was . . . dancing alone. And I had no idea what I was doing. But I felt sexy anyway. And that’s the point of belly dancing. VANESSA HARRIS

‘LUNCH & LEARN’ SERIES: Petal pushers learn how to force bulbs for winter windowsill blooms. Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, noon - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. VISITOR VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: In 45-minute info sessions, trainees hear how to assist aging seniors in their homes. Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Chace Mill, Burlington, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, or 865-0360. GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXHIBIT: Seven categories of culinary creations with entirely edible trim tempt visitors to vote for their favorite. Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4964. INTERNATIONAL MARKET: Sales of Indian crafts, jewelry, clothing, tapestries, instruments and incense support student-service trips to Calcutta and Uganda. Alliott Student Center Lobby, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Purchasers pause to peruse tempting tomes for the bookworms on their lists. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

CIVIL WAR SITE SEARCH: Historian Howard Coffin gathers data from local residents about Vermont landmarks with a connection to the U.S. Civil War. Second Congregational Church, Jeffersonville, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 262-2626, ext. 304. ‘REMEMBER WHEN’ PROGRAM: Longterm local residents recall what their town looked like 50 years ago, then sing holiday carols. Lincoln Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2665. CATHEDRAL SQUARE HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER: Players and staff from the Vermont Frost Heaves, the state’s new ABA b-ball team, meet with guests and sign autographs. Ruggles House, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 863-2224. INFO SESSION: Undergraduates sample classes and other opportunities, along with a light dinner. Woodbury College, Montpelier, 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0516. MOBIUS MENTORING WORKSHOP: A hands-on session chronicles how three different local immigrant families adapted to American life. Hauke Conference Room, Champlain College, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, www.mobiusmen or 658-1888.



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Also, see clubdates in Section B. FIREHOUSE CONCERT: Neo-Fahey guitarist Jack Rose performs with guitarraga-writer-turned-flamenco-player Peter Walker and German post-rock synthesizer F.S. Blumm. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $7. Info, 865-7166. HAND DRUMMING RECITAL: Ambidextrous percussionists beat rhythms on hollow resonators. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776. PEACE SONGWRITING CONTEST: Local musicians perform original, protestinspired ditties. See calendar spotlight. Langdon Street Café, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, or 224-9901. ADVENT CONCERT: Lunchtime listeners absorb holiday cheer at a recital by organist George Matthew. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6515.

dance DANCE TRIBE: Boogie down to recorded tunes in a safe, friendly environment. No shoes are required at Shelburne Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. $2. Info, 476-6139.

drama ‘WINTER TALES’: See December 6. ‘THE ONCE AND FUTURE UBU’: See December 6. ‘FAUST’: Going down? Viva Voce Puppet Opera matches miniature figures and full-sized singers in a devilish adaptation of Charles Gounod’s 1859 classic. Club Metronome, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 660-9346. ‘CATS’: Thespians slink, saunter and purr in Northern Stage’s rendition of Broadway’s longest-running musical. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $23. Info, 296-7000. ‘NIGHT FIRES’: Singers, dancers and actors celebrate the Winter Solstice with theatrical storytelling. Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, 8 p.m. $13-16. Info, or 863-1024. THU.07 >> 22B



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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Future readers aged 2 to 5 take in tales at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: Readers meet with the new youth librarian and plan future activities for their peers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: The Vermont Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chorusenhanced seasonal tour includes guest spots from folk icon Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul & Mary fame. Barre Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $24. Info, 476-8188.



â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE NUTCRACKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: The Vermont Ballet Theater School performs Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday fave featuring a toy soldier who comes to life on Christmas Eve. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 7 p.m. $14-23. Info, 863-5966. BALLROOM DANCE SOCIAL: Singles and couples of all ages learn ballroom, swing and Latin dancing. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, 7-10 p.m. $10. Info, 862-2207. ARGENTINEAN TANGO: Shoulders back, chin up! With or without partners, dancers of all abilities strut to bandoneĂłn riffs in a self-guided practice session. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 598-1077. QUEEN CITY CONTRAS: Caller Barb Kirchner lays out moves motivated by the trad-folk foursome Beeswax Sheepskin, for dancers in clean, soft-soled shoes. St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Burlington, beginners 7:45 p.m., dance 8 p.m. $7. Info, 434-2446. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HANSEL & GRETELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Four Upper Valley arts organizations present German composer Engelbert Humperdinckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opera-ballet about the woodsy, fairytale adventure of two lost siblings. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. $15-35. Info, 603-448-0400.

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Also, see exhibitions in Section A. PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM: Calais photographer Craig Line shows slides from his travels to South America, England, France, Italy, Belgium, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Waterbury Senior Center, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. COMMUNITY DARKROOM: Shutterbugs develop film and print pictures at the Center for Photographic Studies, Barre, 6-9 p.m. $8 per hour. Reservations and info, 479-4127. ESSEX ART LEAGUE POTLUCK: Creative types celebrate the holidays with an art-centered, communal meal. Congregational Church, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. Free, but please bring a dish to share, a Secret Santa gift and three holiday cards to address for Meals on Wheels recipients. Info, 899-4151. GUERRILLA & ENVIRONMENTAL ART: Gary Flomenhoft, a researcher with UVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gund Institute, offers an illustrated overview of subversive stunts performed by environmental activists. See calendar spotlight. Second Floor, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166.

words GREGOR CLARK: The travel writer and photographer introduces his new hardcover, coffee-table tome, The Lonely Planet Guide to the Middle of Nowhere. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

talks MUSIC APPRECIATION: Avid listeners hear local flutist and instructor Lois Price highlight excerpts from Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Messiah and other works by the 16th-century German expat. South Burlington Community Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7076. NATURAL VISION: Proponents of holistic health care explain how to improve eyesight with special exercises and relaxation techniques. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 999-3894. AFRICA TRAVELOGUES: Three high school students detail summer trips to Somalia, Ethiopia and Ghana. The Gailer School, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free, includes school tours. Info, 382-1351.

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ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. WESTFORD STORYTIME: Kids ponder picture books and create crafts at the Westford Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639. DADSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PLAYGROUP: Fathers and their offspring bond through fun and games. Family Center, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8765. KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GARDEN TOUR: Young ones explore the world of plants on a walk around the Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LITTLE ROOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; STORYTIME: Kids gather to hear tales about plants, flowers and bugs. Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. MUSIC TIME: Growing listeners under age 5 contemplate chords and bounce to rhythms. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See December 6. VOLUNTEER TRAINING: See December 6, noon - 1:30 p.m. DRINKING LIBERALLY: Bottoms-up democracy fuels discussion at a meeting of political progressives. American Flatbread, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, 267-237-7488. LOCAL DEMOCRACY PROJECT: Area residents consider non-citizen voting in local elections. Euro Gourmet Market & CafĂŠ, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 659-4207.

etc â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RAPTOR RESCUEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RAPTORS UP CLOSEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See December 6. CHARITY BINGO: See December 6. GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXHIBIT: See December 6. INTERNATIONAL MARKET: See December 6. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: See December 6. CIVIL WAR SITE SEARCH: See December 6, Pavilion Building Auditorium, Montpelier. VERMONT CHESS CLUB: Pawn pushers strategize to better their games. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0198. BRIDGE CLUB: Partners shuffle cards and chat at the Godnick Senior Center, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 287-5756. QUEEN CITY BNI: Local members of Business Network International schmooze at a weekly breakfast meeting to help promote one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companies. Ethan Allen Club, Burlington, 8 a.m. First visit is free. Info, 655-3787. OPEN COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Techsavvy library staff assist patrons with onsite software and usage questions. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 865-7217. HOLIDAY WREATHMAKING: Handy types bend balsam boughs into fragrant, circular shapes at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, 7 p.m. $12. Registration and info, 723-6551. LEAD PAINT WORKSHOP: Landlords and property managers learn the â&#x20AC;&#x153;essential maintenance practicesâ&#x20AC;? required for architectural upkeep under Vermont law. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 5-9 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 800-290-0527.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE: See December 6. SANDY MORSE: The Rutland-based guitarist strums strings in a blues-folk concert. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. FRIDAY COFFEE HOUSE: Faculty members of the Monteverdi Music School play violin, cello and piano at an informal concert. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 229-9000. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LESSONS & CAROLSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Holiday music performed by faculty and students supports this community celebration at the St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Chapel, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.


drama â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;WINTER TALESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6, $31. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE ONCE AND FUTURE UBUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CATSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7, 6:30 p.m. $23-47. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;NIGHT FIRESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7, Unitarian Church, Burlington. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HADESTOWNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Vermont-based creatives AnaĂŻs Mitchell, Michael Chorney and Ben T. Matchstick front an original folk opera based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. See calendar spotlight. Old Labor Hall, Barre, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 476-8188. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FRIDAYS @ 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;: MOXIE Productions hosts a staged reading of Spinsters by Sarah Brock, winner of the 2006 Vermont Contemporary Playwright Award. Waterbury Center Grange Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-4168. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A CHRISTMAS CAROLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spirited holiday tale about the merits of generosity meets Broadway in a musical adaptation featuring local performers. Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock, 7 p.m. $19. Info, 457-3981. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE LOGGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Comedian Rusty DeWees busts out rustic humor with a group of gifted cut-ups and local musicians. South Burlington High School, 8 p.m. $16. Info, 888-8838.

film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SEDUCING DR. LEWISâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: In this Canadian film, the denizens of a tiny QuĂŠbec island try to rejuvenate their town by convincing a medical man to move there. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;JESUS CAMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: This documentary about the U.S. Pentacostal movement shows children experiencing religious indoctrination at a Midwestern summer camp. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6.50. Info, 748-2600.

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ACTION FIGURES Concerned about the environment? Why not festoon an oil tanker with pro-Earth graffiti, or transform a public sculpture into an admonition against whale hunting? Or camp out in a 200-foot-tall sequoia for two years to generate support for redwoods? In an illustrated talk that helps Burlington City Arts celebrate its 25th anniversary, Gund Institute researcher Gary Flomenhoft catalogues how resourceful activists have used visual art and the media to prompt environmental change. Flomenhoft has firsthand knowledge of the attention-getting stunts that help create causes célèbres: In 1991, he directed Santa Barbara’s Dolphin Week, which pushed canned-tuna purveyors to implement “dolphin-safe” fishing practices. He connects the dots between guerrilla art and gorilla preserves in a testimonial about lights, cameras and environmental action. ‘Guerrilla & environmental art’

Thursday, December 7, Second Floor, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166.

MONTPELIER ART WALK: Art appreciators stroll through multiple downtown venues to observe works in different media. Various Montpelier locations, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, www.lazypear. com or 223-9604. ‘FESTIVAL OF TREES & LIGHT’: The 26th anniversary of this holiday exhibit features silver-bedecked evergreens and a collection of Vermont-made bells. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, noon - 5 p.m., reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. $3. Info, 253-8358. CLOCKENSPIEL: Handmade and colorfully decorated chronometers go to the highest bidder at this fundraiser for the South End Arts & Business Assocation. Jordan Silverman Photography Studio, 266 Pine Street, Burlington. 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 859-9222.

talks ARMCHAIR GEOLOGY TOUR: Former Grand Canyon ranger and naturalist Peter Watt offers an illustrated, virtual “float” down the Colorado River to observe its long-term affect on the surrounding landscape. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 229-6206.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See December 6, 9:30 a.m., for children ages 3-5. SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY STORYTIME: Youngsters over age 3 get together for easy listening at the South Burlington Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. TODDLER TIME: Tykes ages 1-3 let off steam with songs, books and rhyming games. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-4918.

sport SENIOR EXERCISE: See December 6, 10 a.m.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See December 6.


‘RAPTOR RESCUE’: See December 6. ‘RAPTORS UP CLOSE’: See December 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: December 6. CHARITY BINGO: See December 6. GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXHIBIT: See December 6. INTERNATIONAL MARKET: See December 6. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: See December 6, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. TERTULIA LATINA: Latinoamericanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español at Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440. WOODSTOCK’S WASSAIL WEEKEND: Visitors take a tour of holiday decorations in an 1890s farmhouse, then craft an old-time Christmas ornament. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10. Info, 457-2355. HAND-WOVEN TEXTILES: A Vermontbased importer of items fashioned from Ethiopian and Swazi fabrics holds a studio sale to benefit African craftswomen. Creative Women, Chace Mill, Burlington, 2-8 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3320. ENERGY FAIR: Professional coaches, dowsers and dream consultants try to strike creative sparks at Burlington City Hall, 4-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 654-8787. MANAGING GRIEF: Spiritual advisor and theologian Elizabeth Mahoney explains how to cope with sadness and unexpected pain during the holiday season. First United Methodist Church, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 862-1151. TREE LIGHTING: Hot cocoa and visits with Santa precede an evergreen illumination and holiday carols. Meet at Essex Elementary School, 6:15 p.m., tree lighting thereafter on Essex Town Common. Free. Info, 879-7334.

ORGANIC WINE TASTING: Sippers sample biodynamic vintages and holiday hors d’oeuvres at the St. Johnsbury Food Co-op, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 748-9498.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: See December 8, Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15-52. Info, 863-5966. TOP CATS WINTER CONCERT: Members of UVM’s all-male a cappella group pitch their pipes. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 989-1749. SNAKE MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS: Expect slithery solos on guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin from this old-time quartet. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. ‘BRAVISSIMO’: Faculty from the Monteverdi Music School entertain ears at a gala benefit. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 229-9000. DUO ANNIVERSARY: Pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov celebrate 30 years of collaboration by reprising their December 1976 program of works by Brahms, Debussy, Schumann and others. Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3169. WATERBURY COMMUNITY BAND: Marches pep up a concert of traditional band fare and holiday favorites. Congregational Church, Waterbury, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-9327. ‘AN ADIRONDACK CHRISTMAS’: Five local musicians and a jolly, bearded guest convene for a memorable holiday concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7 p.m. $12. Info, 518-523-2512. RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM: Hear fiddle-powered folk from this old-time acoustic swing band as part of the Mad River Unplugged series. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $17. Info, 496-8910.

in celebration of the winter solstice RUTLAND December 7 Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph 71 Clement Road 8 P.M. BURLINGTON December 8 and 9 Unitarian Universalist Church Pearl St. 8 P.M. MONTPELIER December 12 and 13 City Hall Auditorium Main St. 8 P.M.

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SAT.09 << 23B ‘AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS’: The Otter Creek Choral Society sings seasonal favorites including “Silver Bells” and a medley of Irving Berlin tunes. Vergennes Union High School, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 877-2921. GREEN MOUNTAIN YOUTH SYMPHONY: Talented tuba and violin players raise bows and bells for music by Beethoven, Bizet, Gershwin and Grieg. Barre Opera House, 2 p.m. $5. Info, www. or 229-9214. HOLIDAY CAROLING: Seasonal music from the Lyric Theatre Singers enlivens Church Street, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7253. STEVE HARTMANN: The acoustic singer-songwriter precedes an hour of music by country-folk-bluegrass duo Crossing North. Inside Burlington Town Center, Church Street, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7253.

dance ‘THE NUTCRACKER’: See December 8, 2 & 7 p.m. TANGO WORKSHOP: Argentinean-style step teacher Mylene Pelletier explains the callesita, or “merry-go-round,” and some simple embellishments to go with it. Champlain Club, Burlington, workshop 5 p.m., guided dance 8:30-10 p.m. $15-25. Reservations and info, 238-8933. WORLD GROOVES DANCE JAM: Drums and didgeridoos put some dance in your pants at this family-friendly fiesta. Bridge School, Middlebury, 7-9:30 p.m. $6. Info, 545-2223. WESTERN-STYLE SQUARE DANCE: Experienced do-si-do-ers make the rounds with caller Marty Van Wart. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $12-14. Info, 985-2012. ‘VERMONT’S GOT TALENT’: The Movement Center dance company JuMP! offers a benefit performance for the Ronald McDonald House of Burlington. Colchester High School Auditorium, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 878-4213. SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Caller David Millstone grinds out contra dance directions to not-so-secret tunes by Northern Spy. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $8. Info, 785-4607. CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE DANCE TEAM: Forty-six movers and shakers perform holiday-themed choreography. In front of Burlington Town Center, Church Street, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 865-7253.

drama ‘WINTER TALES’: See December 6, 2 & 7:30 p.m., $24 & $31. ‘THE ONCE AND FUTURE UBU’: See December 6. ‘CATS’: See December 7, $23-47. ‘NIGHT FIRES’: See December 7, Unitarian Church, Burlington. ‘THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER’: See December 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘HADESTOWN’: See December 8, 2 & 8 p.m. ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: See December 8. ‘THE LOGGER’S HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOW’: See December 8.

film STOWE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: See December 6. A special showcase highlights emerging filmmakers. ‘JESUS CAMP’: See December 8, 7 & 9 p.m. ‘WATER’: Writer-director Deepa Mehta completes her Elements trilogy with this film about a widow and a lowercaste activist who struggle to escape the social restrictions of 1930s India. Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.

ORNAMENT AUCTION: Aspiring tree decorators bid on glass baubles handpainted by more than 23 artists. Jay Peak Ski Resort, preview 1:30 p.m., live auction 2 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7466.

words LITERARY VISTAS: Readers of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek discuss the relationship between changing landscapes and social identity shifts. Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 644-6632. POLITICAL CHANGE: Veteran Vermont reporter Chris Graff, a former bureau chief for the Associated Press, speaks about state politics and his new book, Dateline Vermont. Central Vermont radio station WDEV broadcasts live for the duration from Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 229-0774.

talks AGEISM LECTURE: UVM social work professor Fiona Patterson explains how age discrimination affects the lives of older women. Community Room, Flynn Avenue Housing Cooperative, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free, bring a potluck dish to share. Info, 863-5784. GARDEN DESIGN: Landscape architect Ann Milovsoroff explains how to allow for elegant structures in a space-efficient layout. Blasberg Building, UVM Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington, 4-6 p.m. $10. Registration and info, 864-3073.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. ‘SATURDAY STORIES’: Librarians read from popular picture books at the Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. BORDERS STORYTIME: Little bookworms listen to stories at Borders, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-2711. CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Youngsters take in their favorite tales at the Book Rack & Children’s Pages, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 872-2627. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: Kids ages 4 and up settle down for stories at Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. HOLIDAY KIDS’ CORNER: Art makers ages 4 and up play and pursue craft projects for an hour or more at a drop-off program to help out shopping parents. Shelburne Art Center Gallery, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3648. LIBRARY DOG LISTENERS: Budding book handlers in grades K to 5 gain confidence by reading aloud to trained canines. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-11 a.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-6956. KIDS’ STORYTIME: Listeners aged 3 to 7 hear Marilyn McDowell share tales at the Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. AMY HUNTINGTON: The Vermont author-illustrator reads from her picture book, Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKE-ANDTAKE: Would-be pastry chefs ages 7 and up decorate pre-assembled cookie shelters, then stick on goodies. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 482-2878. HORSE & BUGGY RIDES: Pint-sized equestrians get a leg up at the top of Church Street, Burlington, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7253. WINTER GIFTS WORKSHOP: Parents and kids use natural and recycled materials to create ornaments and other holiday decorations. Shelburne Farms, 9:3011:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. $12-18. Registration and info, 985-8686.



Also, see exhibitions in Section A. ‘FESTIVAL OF TREES & LIGHT’: See December 8, noon - 4 p.m. Free. A special family day includes crafts, games, cookie decorating and live handbell music.

DROP-IN YOGA: Basic-level stretchers improve flexibility and balance in a casual session. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 793-2656.

<calendar > CAMEL’S HUMP: Outdoor appreciators hike up the east side of the peak French explorers called le lion couchant, wearing snowshoes if necessary. Call for meeting location and time. Free. Info, 878-6828.

activism VOLUNTEER TRAINING: See December 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

etc ‘RAPTOR RESCUE’: See December 6. ‘RAPTORS UP CLOSE’: See December 6. CHARITY BINGO: See December 6. GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXHIBIT: See December 6. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: See December 6, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WOODSTOCK’S WASSAIL WEEKEND: See December 8. HAND-WOVEN TEXTILES: See December 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ‘NATURALIST’S CHOICE’: An on-site outdoor guide talks about the environmental impact of any one of these Vermont fauna: coyotes, bats, bears, loons, turkeys and moose. VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 12:30 p.m. $8. Info, 359-5000. ‘A TOUCH OF VERMONT’: The tangible endeavors of more than 40 in-state artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs are highlighted at this hands-on holiday market. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 310-1725. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR & FARMERS’ MARKET: One hundred-plus artisans and growers offer handmade quilts, salsa and more. Rice High School Gym & Cafeteria, South Burlington, 10 a.m. Donations. Info, 253-2513. CHRISTMAS COOKIE & CRAFT SALE: Cookies, cakes and fruit breads complement coffee and inspire sweet gifts. Second Congregational Church, Jeffersonville, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 644-2721. WINTER CRAFT FAIR: Sixty vendors sell handmade items to support afterschool programs at Vergennes Union Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Donation of change or a nonperishable food item. Info, 877-3761. HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Chilly folks seek out baked goods, hot food and homeknitted hats and mittens. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. SOLIDARITY CRAFT FAIR: Twenty vendors offer items made locally and abroad, with sales supporting a Vermont-based nonprofit’s educational projects in Nicaragua. Homemade soup and desserts round out the day at the Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 229-4145. ‘EMAIL BASICS’: Would-be electronic communicators set up a web-based email account, and learn how to manage it. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11:45 a.m. Free. Registration and info, 865-7217. SANTA CLAUS: Kids follow up mailed Christmas wish lists with an in-person consultation, after decorating holiday cookies. Stowe Mercantile, noon - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-7321. PLANT SYSTEMICS WORKSHOP: Budding botanists examine flowering vegetation with a biology expert. Montshire Museum, Norwich, 1-4 p.m. $48. Registration and info, 508-877-7630. PEACE WRAP: Post-shopping, gift givers get their finds covered at a fundraiser for the Peace & Human Rights Project. Peace & Justice Store, Burlington, noon - 5 p.m. Donations. Info, 865-7253. CABOT SCHOOL AUCTION: New merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses help support a scholarly club trip to Belize. Cabot School Gymnasium, preview 9 a.m., auction starts at 10 a.m. Free. Info, 563-2289. ALPACA SHOW-AND-TELL: Woolly coated camelids chew cuds at a holiday-themed farm visit. Moonlit Alpacas, Cornwall, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 462-3510.

SELF-GUIDED HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR: Woodstock residents open seven historic homes as part of a festive Wassail celebration. Various locations, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $30. Info, 457-3981. CANDY CANE-MAKING DEMO: Confectioners pull, roll and twist striped seasonal sweets to show visitors how it’s done. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. ‘A CALVIN COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS’: Residents of the birthplace of one of Vermont’s two U.S. presidents celebrate the holiday as though it were 1872, the year Silent Cal was born. Various locations in Plymouth Notch, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 672-3773.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT: See December 8, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 3 p.m. $18 & $28. Info, 775-0903. ‘AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS’: See December 9, Congregational Church, Vergennes, 3 p.m. LESSONS & CAROLS FOR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS: An interfaith service combines choral music and congregational singing with texts of the season. Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 4 & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE: Flute and reed blowers play a holiday concert at Holley Hall, Bristol, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 388-3215. FIDDLERS’ CONCERT: Members of the Northeast Fiddlers Association bow jigs and reels at a holiday party hoedown. Canadian Club, Barre, 1-5:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 229-1244. HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’ CONCERT: Local soloists star in a community choral production of the composer’s Christmastime staple. A live, 23-piece baroque orchestra accompanies voices in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Albans, 2 & 7 p.m. $10. Info, 527-6555. ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’: The Cape Cod Cabaret presents a holiday concert by four vocal pros, based on the 1950s film by the same title. A sing-along and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” follow. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 3 p.m. $15. Info, 728-6464. HOLIDAY CHORAL CONCERT: Internationally ranked a cappella groups and quartets from the BarreTones Chorus and Burlington’s Green Mountain Chorus belt out well-blended arrangements at Montpelier High School, 2:30 p.m. $10. Info, 223-2039. ‘ANCIENT GLORY’: Holiday revelers perform Renaissance music for string and voice. Holley Hall, Bristol, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 453-4225. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The South County Chorus and Orchestra performs excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and traditional carols. St. Jude Church, Hinesburg, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 482-3372. ENGLISH CATHEDRAL MUSIC: Brass musicians join a choral concert of ancient a cappella carols and contemporary religious music by Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rutland, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 775-4301. ‘MESSIAH’ SING-ALONG: Community choristers and a professional orchestra give Georg Frideric Handel’s most famous oratorio a timely airing. Our Lady of the Snows Church, Woodstock, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981. KIRTAN SINGING: Yoga students stretch their vocal cords with chants in Sanskrit. Yoga Vermont, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1737.

dance ‘THE NUTCRACKER’: See December 8, 1 p.m. ‘HANSEL & GRETEL’: See December 8, 1 p.m.

CHRISTMAS CEILI: A Celtic song-anddance gathering features music by Mary’s Lane and a performance by the McNeish School of Irish Dance. Mater Christi School, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $5-7. Info, 878-3824.

drama ‘WINTER TALES’: See December 6, 2 p.m. $24. A special Vermont Stage Company gala performance and silent auction follows at 6 p.m. $51. Info, 862-1497. ‘THE ONCE AND FUTURE UBU’: See December 6. ‘CATS’: See December 7, $23-47. ‘THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER’: See December 7, 2 p.m. ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: The Nebraska Theater Caravan stages a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, complete with a live orchestra and a 30-member cast in 19th-century costumes. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $24-36. Info, 863-5966. VERMONT PLAYBACK THEATRE: Trained thespians take turns at transforming audience members’ life stories into onthe-spot community-building, as one of many simultaneous performances worldwide on the theme of human rights. Burlington Friends Meetinghouse, 3 p.m. $10. Info, vtplayback@hotmail. com or 658-1244.

film ‘JESUS CAMP’: See December 8, 1:30 & 7 p.m. ‘OUTLAWED’: This 27-minute documentary produced by the ACLU and Amnesty International features first-person accounts of individuals who have survived U.S.-sponsored detention and torture. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5630, ext. 24. ‘TOUGH GUISE’: This wide-ranging documentary argues that widespread violence in American society is the result of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5630, ext. 24.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. ‘FESTIVAL OF TREES & LIGHT’: See December 8, noon - 5 p.m.

words ‘WOLVES!’: Central Vermont-based storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder provide music-enhanced, traditional folk tales starring fur-covered lead characters. Morse Farm, East Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 223-9103.

talks JON MARGOLIS: The former Chicago Tribune political correspondent examines common preconceptions about society, politics and the economy. Beth El Synagogue, St. Johnsbury, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3989.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. VISIT WITH SANTA: Elfin helpers bustle around a festive homestead while the carmine-clad figurehead meets wee wishers. 366 Christmas Hill Road, Richmond, 1-5 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-4819.

sport WOMEN’S NATURE WALK: Females of all ages bond on a guided natural history outing. Meet at the North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. $5. Info, 229-6206. BURNT MOUNTAIN: Curious types hold their questions on a hike with a mysterious destination. Call for meeting location and time. Free. Info, 660-2834.

etc ‘RAPTOR RESCUE’: See December 6. ‘RAPTORS UP CLOSE’: See December 6. CHARITY BINGO: See December 6, 2 & 7 p.m.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. FOLK PERCUSSION WORKSHOP: Taiko admirers drum up support for Burlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Night parade by learning and reviewing ad-hoc marching beats. Burlington Taiko, 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0658. SAMBATUCADA! REHEARSAL: Percussive people pound out carnival rhythms at an open meeting of this Brazilian-style community drumming troupe. New members are welcome at the Switchback Brewery, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 343-7107.

film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;JESUS CAMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 8.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. COMMUNITY DARKROOM: See December 7.

words LINDA FAILLACE: The Vermont raiser of ovines shares passages from Mad Sheep, her chronicle of her family farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fight with the USDA. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

kids WATERBURY STORYTIME: See December 6, for children ages 2-3. MUSIC TIME: See December 7. SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY STORYTIME: See December 8, for babies and non-walkers.

FAMILY SING-ALONG: Parents and kids belt out fun, familiar favorites at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. BUBBIES, BABIES & BAGELS: A Jewish-themed playgroup for families of all backgrounds features intergenerational schmoozing and noshing. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 864-0218, ext. 26.

sport SENIOR EXERCISE: See December 6, 10 a.m. YOGA INTRO: Beginners join intermediate and advanced students to stretch and hold therapeutic poses in a weekly hour-and-a-half session. Evolution Yoga, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 864-9642.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See December 6. VOLUNTEER TRAINING: See December 6.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHORUS: Male music-makers sing holiday praises on Church Street, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7253. AMATEUR MUSICIANS ORCHESTRA: More than 35 community players perform excerpts from Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Marriage of Figaro and Georges Bizetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carmen, among other works. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. Donations. Info, 877-6962.

dance SWING DANCING: Open practice makes perfect for music-motivated swing dancers of all levels. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $3. Info, 860-7501. WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRUM & DANCE CIRCLE: Percussion-powered women share rhythms and movement at a world-beat bonanza. 242 Elm Street, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 229-6912.

drama â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;NIGHT FIRESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium.

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BURLINGTON WRITERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GROUP: Bring pencil, paper and the will to be inspired to the Daily Planet, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 758-2287.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: See December 6. Toddlers take their turns with tales first, 9:10-9:30 a.m. WILLISTON STORY HOUR: See December 6, 11 a.m. DISCOVERY PROGRAM: See December 6. SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY STORYTIME: See December 8, for walkers up to age 3. LIBRARY DOG LISTENERS: See December 9, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-4918. ECHO STORYTIME: Young explorers discover the wonders of the natural world through books and imaginative play. ECHO, Burlington, 11 a.m. $7-9. Info, 864-1848. TASTY READS: Kids in grades K to 5 make dough ornaments with help from culinary students, then hear holiday stories. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

HOLIDAY STORIES: Listeners of all ages are all ears at a seasonal fest of St. Nick narratives, solstice legends and other timely tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STORYTIME: Kids soak up songs and interesting tales at Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Stop, Rutland, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 775-6993.

sport COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS: Beginner to intermediate stretchers strike poses for spine alignment. Healing in Common Lobby, Network Chiropractic of Vermont, Shelburne, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-9850.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See December 6. WILPF MEETING: Activists review world events at this gathering of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International League for Peace and Freedom. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-4929.

etc CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See December 6. CHARITY BINGO: See December 6. GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXHIBIT: See December 6. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: See December 6. PAUSE CAFE: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; en français. Borders CafĂŠ, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 655-1346. SPANISH POTLUCK: EspaĂąol-speaking gourmets meet for food and conversation. All levels of ability are welcome. Call for Burlington location, 6:30 p.m. Free, bring ingredients or dishes to share. Info, 862-1930. ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR: Attorneys Glenn Jarrett and Jennifer Carbee explain how wills, trusts and health care directives can help you and your loved ones rest easy. Holiday Inn, South Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m., 2-3:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 879-7133. ELIMINATING HEADACHES: Dr. Heather Rice explains drug-free options for treatment of aching temples. Network Chiropractic of Vermont, Shelburne, 12:45 p.m. Free. Info, 985-9850. SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION: Readers of Don Miguel Ruizâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; book The Four Agreements consider contemporary applications for ancient Toltec wisdom. Euro Gourmet Market & CafĂŠ, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 233-0046. HOLIDAY TOY SWAP: Will your kid miss it? If not, parents lug gently used playthings to swap for new-to-you replacements at a child-free recyling fair. Viva Espresso, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $1. Info, 310-3758.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. ST. ANDREWS PIPES & DRUMS: See December 6. OPEN MIKE COFFEEHOUSE: See December 6. MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE: See December 10, Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;H ANLEIGH: The Celtic band presents festive holiday tunes at the Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061.

dance â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SALSALINAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PRACTICE: See December 6.

drama â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FLYING ON THE BRIGHT WINGS OF DESPAIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6, Burlington City Hall Auditorium. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CATSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7, 7:30 p.m. $23-47. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;NIGHT FIRESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 7, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium.

film STOWE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: See December 6. Between Earth and Sky follows a team of paragliders who fly from a 6000-meter Nepalese peak. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;JESUS CAMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 8.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FESTIVAL OF TREES & LIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 8, noon - 5 p.m.

words POETRY OPEN MIKE: See December 6. BOOK DISCUSSION: Readers of Alistair MacLeodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel Island dip into Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural diversity. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576. ESSAY DISCUSSION: Art appreciators review Lawrence Weschlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volume Everything That Rises. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See December 6. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: See December 6. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: See December 6. WILLISTON STORY HOUR: See December 6. WESTFORD PLAYGROUP: See December 6. HINESBURG PLAY GROUP: See December 6. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See December 6. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MOVING & GROOVINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: See December 6. FIRST-TIME PARENTS: See December 6. STORY HOUR WITH SANTA: See December 6.

sport SENIOR EXERCISE: See December 6.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See December 6. INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISTS: See December 6. VOLUNTEER TRAINING: See December 6, 7-8:30 p.m. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS: Economist Jeffrey Carr, a selectman for the town of Essex, considers how Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aging population will affect in-state health care, education and property taxes. Speeder & Earlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 412 Pine Street, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 657-0242. RIGHTS-BASED ORGANIZING: Concerned citizens question the effectiveness of the environmental regulatory system, and consider grassroots, democratic methods for opposing corporate-driven laws. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 244-5636. NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT NIGHT: Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss hosts a forum for Ward 1 residents on how the city budget works. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7178.

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OTHER WORLDLY Our paths cross on UVM campus. You seem mysterious, other wordly(I’d like to go there) tall, dark hair, pale with freckles...I am always intrigued by your presence....most stunning eyes. When: Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Where: UVM. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900802 DONUTS ARE BEAUTIFUL I saw you at Dunkin Dounuts this morning Nov. 29 next to Cumby Farms in Essex or Colchester next Ft Ethan Allan. I held the door for you going out.You were very beautiful with short hair and a brilliant smile. I would have said boo but I get nervous around beautiful women You drove off in a Burgandy 4 dr Saturn. When: Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Where: Dunkin Dounuts. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #900801 CONFESSIONS... I spy a landlord with the cutest butt in town. I think you’re comfortable but not really happy like you deserve to be. Life is short. It’s a long shot, but your tenant promises not to break the lease if you ever ask her out. The chemistry is definitely there. It’s up to you to assess the situation. When: Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900798 I SPY MY BLACKCAT ROOMMATE You were wearing red shoes and I was drunk. I could not find you at Walmart, and you may not be the smartest crayon in the box, but I taste weird and have not mastered the languish english. Happy Birfday to the most uber wonderful friend anyone could wish for. When: Monday, December 4, 2006. Where: The Poopdeck. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900797 2LIVE4MUSIC “Whatever. Drop a line if this seems to be of interest.” Consider the line dropped. Fabulous writing and thinking in your profile, so I assume in you, and in your thoughts. When: Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Where: Seven Days Personals. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900796 A BEAUTIFUL, BLUE SCARFED GIRL and her girlfriend sitting at the bar, near the pizza ovens. More than once we caught more than just eye contact, but I had to leave before I could ask you your name. I feel like I keep seeing you in town, maybe at BankNorth? See you again at the Matterhorn on Dec. 21st, but hopefully sooner? When: Friday, November 24, 2006. Where: Matterhorn. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #900795 STARBUCKS PARKING LOT IN WILLISTON I saw you, an adorable, curly-headed woman, crying behind dark shades in the parking lot of the Starbucks in Williston. You: in a maroon car, John Muir bumper sticker, red coat and black gloves. Despite your tears and runny nose, I was mesmerized. I want to know why you were crying and how I can help. When: Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Where: Parking Lot of the Williston Starbucks. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900794 I SPY SILLYRICK HITTIN ON my man! Too bad, so sad. Vermont’s finest ice cream man has a sweet lady of his own and...wait for it...wait for it...she kicks ass! When: Monday, November 27, 2006. Where: In the I spy section. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900793 CUTE CRUST PUNK BOY With pink and black hair. You had your skateboard and a black and grey hoodie. I have the same one. You looked sad there on College Street and again in City Hall Park. Let me cheer you up and listen to some Ramones records. When: Monday, October 30, 2006. Where: City Hall Park. You: Man. Me: Man. #900792 LOVELY MERN You moved here from Randolph. The 580 kids are happy that someone awesome moved here. Hang out whenever you want. So glad you found our homeboy to make you happy. We can’t skate but we sure will try. We love you Mern! From your 580 family and your fellow TUK shoes lover. When: Sunday, August 27, 2006. Where: In the park. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900791

DRUNK ARTIST I’ve hung out with you a few times, but you’ve never seriously noticed me. You’re an amazing artist, this alone is extremely attractive. It’s okay if you have nothing, neither do I. Starving artists unite. Our ages are closer than you think. Think about your options. When: Tuesday, August 15, 2006. Where: All summer. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900790 HOTTIE AT GREGS You hot woman at Greg’s in Middlebury. But that was 3 months ago. We said hi in the store. When you came out you were walking and I let you cross in front of me. Wish I could have talked to you then. Now we can if we see each other again. When: Saturday, August 19, 2006. Where: Gregs in Midd. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900789 SOUTH CAROLINA PLATES Do you always scream epithets at sidewalk strangers? I know you thought you saw dog abuse, but I was only trying to pry a plastic bag from his jaws before he swallowed it. You hurt my feelings, but you hurt my dog more: With you to distract me, he swallowed the bag. Thanks for caring. When: Sunday, November 26, 2006. Where: North Ave. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900788 PHYSICALLY EDUCATED TEXAN? That was a very unique, could you please get outta my head...I’ve been a bit distracted since....just checking to see if you check the Spies...tag When: Friday, November 17, 2006. Where: Near Alpine Shop. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900787 SOULFUL SINGING WOMAN Higher Ground 11/16. You: singing. C, you are one sultry folk-music singing strong woman. You inspire me. You are the epitome of everything cool. When: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Where: Higher Ground. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900786 WOW I saw you at Wal-Mart today 11/25. I think you were with your Mom. You are a beautiful brunette with collar length hair. It was around 1:30 or 2 p.m. I was in front of walking to the store but you went in before me. You had a long dark coat on and no ring. I had a tan jean jacket on. You are a very beautiful lady. When: Saturday, November 25, 2006. Where: Wal-mart. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #900785 BIKE PATH RUNNER I first saw you coming out on to the bikepath near Leddy Park No. 16. You wore a colorful tank top and multicolored cloves. Saw you Friday the 24th in gray and blue with mittens heading toward Burlington on the bike path. Said hi as I rode by but wished I had said more. Want to run sometime? When: Friday, November 24, 2006. Where: Bike path. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900784 WRAPPING VOLUNTEER IN BTC MALL You were wrapping my X-mas presents for Vermont CARES in the Burlington Town Center mall. Your green eyes transfixed me while we debated wrapping paper. You asked me if I wanted to volunteer. I wish now I had said yes. I hope it isn’t too late to volunteer with you. When: Friday, November 24, 2006. Where: Burlington Town Center mall on Church St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900783 HOTTIE DREAD AT HIGHER GROUND To the most beautiful bartender at Higher Ground...I would go to any show just to watch you work and see your smile. Stir it up little darling... When: Saturday, November 11, 2006. Where: Higher Ground. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900782 LAKE RAPONDA RES. Transiency suits. I know you’re around, somewhere. It’s in the air. When: Friday, November 24, 2006. Where: everywhere. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900781 TRANSGENDERED 55 MALE LOVES WOMEN Left RU12 toward Church St. You smiled, like a flirt. Not expecting that. My greyhair was up, normal when dressed. Besides the transgendered gift, incredibly normal. Now chasing female ghosts in Vermont. Keep thinking you were the one, secure enough in herself, to meet the feminine man. Attending every trans meeting and hoping you’ll be there. When: Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Where: Near Church St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900780

HAVE A DONUT MS. JACKSON There once was a woman named Fat Bag, whose face looked like 30 years of jet lag, she has to stay off her feet, cuz all she does is eat, I feel sorry for the man who sleeps with that Nag. Baaaaa!! Do you realize how sexy you are JLS? Do you know what you do to me? You should. When: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Where: In my arms outside the hotel. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900779 LOS LOBOS AND JAMES HUNTER Two superb shows - great meeting you, and grooving to Hunter. Did you get the poster signed? See you at the next show...Hope the ride to Marshfield was OK. On mine, to Middlebury, my friend and I talked about you! Let’s bring more beer money next time. When: Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Where: Higher Ground. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900778 THAT WICKED WITCHCRAFT and I know it’s strictly taboo. As you arouse the need in me, my heart says yes indeed in me, proceed with what you’re leading me to. There’s no nicer witch than you. You’ve cast a spell on me and I don’t ever want it broken. You’re simply amazing. I hope you feel the same. See you soon McKenzie’s mom. When: Friday, November 17, 2006. Where: At the Front Counter. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900777 HOTTIE AT KKD’S Saw you at KKD’s, couldn’t get over you! Wanted you to come see me, you said no. I hope we can “bump” into each other again! I’d love to get with you sometime at my place...If you’re lookin to spice things up, we could drink a few beers, see where it leads us… maybe over the rainbow. Much love! When: Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Where: KKD’s. You: Man. Me: Man. #900776 BOY AT MILTON STORE I go into the Mobil in Milton most evenings, you are the tall, skinny guy. We have exchanged smiles, I am the guy with the spiked up hair, I’m coming in again! Want to go out sometime? When: Monday, November 20, 2006. Where: Milton Mobil. You: Man. Me: Man. #900775 OH, MY STARS To the woman who had the unfortunate encounter at Recycle North, I am not the one you are hunting, but I am curious. Are you a ‘vampire’ for lack of a better word, working in Middlebury? That phrase, o my stars rang a bell. “It wasn’t as painful as I had hoped.” When: Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Where: In a delish lab coat. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900774 JP’S PUB KARAOKE NIGHT 11/15 To my gorgeous NECI graduate at JPs last sang “How wonderful life is now you’re in my world” I couldn’t help feeling the same way... u offered me your number and I didn’t have a pen! Kicking myself the whole way home that I didn’t hang out with you later... Could I hear that voice sing to me again? When: Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Where: Jp’s Pub. You: Man. Me: Woman. u #900773 WAITING VERIZON WIRELESS We talked for a moment at the Verizon store while waiting for service. I was the one with the rubberband around it. I felt bad you kept getting phone calls while you where talking with the tech. Maybe we can meet again soon:) When: Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Where: Verizon Wireless SB. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900772 U HAVE A WEIMARANER Me too! I saw you driving in Colchester on 11/22 in your Bronco (w/ski/board racks?), talking on your cell phone with your Weim by your side. Are you interested in a doggie playdate? When: Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Where: Rt. 7, Colchester. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900771 SWEETEST & SEXIEST LAWYER I worked up enough nerve to finally ask you for lunch or dinner to say thank you for everything, I think you took it as being innocent, what I had in mind was more. I haven’t been able to get your smile out of my head since that first day I met you, please call me and say yes. When: Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Where: Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900770 I SPY THE MAN IN the red truck w/ white cab for a long time. I have witnessed how awesome and sexy he truly is. The thing I didn’t tell him was I absolutely love him and I can’t live without him any longer. MamaWillow. When: Monday, November 6, 2006. Where: In my heart. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900769

GRISWOLD FORM1 You can FORM 1 with me anytime Mr. Flatwork. I’m so proud of you for making it. Do you have time for me? Your Chev. Aval. drivin’, Canaan queen. When: Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Where: South Street. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900768 VERMONT’S FINEST! Saw you on TV, world’s fastest scooper! Thought you were hot. Then to my surprise saw you at downtown Ben and Jerry’s. I would scream for your ice cream. Could I be your favorite flavor? When: Monday, November 20, 2006. Where: Downtown Burlington. You: Man. Me: Man. #900767 RACHEL F. Rachel the number you gave doesn’t work! Please come see me at the over-priced clothing store, we have so much catching up to do! I have a song for Sky to hear ... Justin. When: Friday, October 20, 2006. Where: Corner of Cherry & Church. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900766 STOLEN FLEECE To some a-hole who stole my gray fleece from the coatrack at Nectar’s on Saturday. Thanks for making me walk home in my Tshirt that night. You might as well give it back because if I ever see you wearing it I will take it back anyway. You suck. When: Saturday, November 18, 2006. Where: Nectar’s. You: Man. Me: Man. #900765 THE SWEET GIRL AT METRONOME I saw you at retro night at Metronome. We danced on e dance. I never got to talk to you. You were wearing a black shirt and jean skirt. Short hair. We danced to “Living on a Prayer.” I am mulatto. I was wearing a blue baseball cap, Carhart jacket and khakies. I was with a guy with a leather jacket. Well, if you would like another dance... When: Saturday, November 18, 2006. Where: Metronome. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #900764 YOU DREW MY BLOOD You: Phlebotomist wearing white lab coat. Me: Sweet man wearing black hat and black T-shirt with green camo sleeves. Ever since I met you life has been a wonderful place to be even when things get tough. You are great at what you do. I want to know more about you everyday and every night. You rock. When: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Where: Hospital. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900763 MYER’S BAGELS! Sunday morning, 11/19, you were pulling in driving a black Toyota truck. I was leaving in a white car...Care to meet me sometime for a bagel? When: Sunday, November 19, 2006. Where: Myer’s Bagels. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900762 RED PICKUP WITH WHITE CAB I spied you driving your red pickup with white cab downtown near Champlain College. I’ve seen you around town and think you are so darn sexy. When can I meet you at the bar and drink too many beers while gazing into your eyes. I’m sure we’ll make each other laugh. look edible. When: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Where: Downtown Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900761 JAMIESON BIRTHDAY SHOTS Bought you and a friend (a Dr.) bday shots at Ale’s. Should’ve stayed longer but friends wanted to leave. Make up for the error? When: Saturday, November 18, 2006. Where: What Ales You. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900760 RAIALEV32 ON SINGLESNET I am captivated. When: Sunday, November 19, 2006. Where: singlesnet. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900759 TO MY FAVORITE VAMPIRE You are the one who feeds me firey quesadillas and delicous dishes in the dark. At night you drink my blood and during the day I hallucinate your unbound body and wanton soul into existence. Rest comes easy after your phantom visits and wakefulness fuller in your cocked arms. Only what you draw from me will ever make me whole. When: Saturday, November 18, 2006. Where: in my dreams. You: Man. Me: Woman. #900758 CIDER NO DONUT You with the laptop at the Mud Club. When are you going Mac? I’d hate to see you bust one of those black-polished nails making all those keystrokes. I commented on the Bernie button on your computer bag. You indulged me a few opinions. Interested in a tutorial? Once Mac, you’ll never go back. Set your gear down nearby sometime. When: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Where: Muddy Waters. You: Woman. Me: Man. #900757

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body BODY AWARENESS: Wednesdays, January 24 – May 2, 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or visit Develops the posture and movement of the body through examination and practice of a variety of body awareness techniques. Three-credit class. Instructor, Sara McMahon. EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., beginning January 17 - April 25. The Body Center, Burlington. Early registration tuition, $750 if paid by December 18, $800 after 12/18. Nonrefundable $200 deposit by January 10. Some students may qualify for VSAC grants. Info, call Mindy Cohen at 802-8659500 voicemail #3 or email Learn basic concepts in human anatomy and physiology through cognitive and experiential lessons involving movement, touch, breath and sound. In this class we will examine all systems of the body, including structure and function, and how they relate to the whole body. We will discuss evolutionary ideas, developmental patterns and applications to health and disease. This course is designed for body workers, yoga teachers, healthcare professionals, artists, performers, parents and anyone wishing to learn more about their body and deepen their self-awareness.

dance AFRICAN DANCE WITH SORIBA SIMBO CAMARA, TRADITIONAL DANCES FROM GUINEA, WEST AFRICA: Weekly classes, Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Fridays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Williston Sports and Fitness Edge. $12 per class or $60 for six classes. Info, 802-540-0035. All levels welcome to both classes, emphasis on beginner instruction on Fridays. Dance to live drumming, have fun and smile while sweat-

ing! Join Simbo in experiencing fun, high-energy dances from Guinea. Simbo recently relocated to Burlington from Conakry, Guinea, where he was a member of the acclaimed Les Ballets Africains. He has extensive teaching experience and wants to share his culture with you! AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE: TRADITIONAL DANCES FROM CUBA AND HAITI: Weekly classes: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Capitol City Grange, Montpelier. Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m. Memorial Auditorium Loft, Burlington. Info, 985-3665. Dance to the rhythms of Cuban and Haitian music. Dance class led by Carla Kevorkian. Live drumming led by Stuart Paton. Monthly master classes with visiting instructors. Beginners welcome! ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS, WORKSHOP AND MILONGA: Saturday, December 9, 5-11 p.m. The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street. $15-$25, rates for the lesson and workshop are $5 more if you do not reserve by Friday, December 8. Info, 802-238-8933 or email All levels, no partner necessary, 3 & 4 p.m. Private Lessons: singles, couples and small groups, 5-6:30 p.m. $75. Beginner’s Lesson: The “callesita” or Merry-go-round & some simple embellishments to go with it, 6:30-7 p.m. $15. A lovely Irish Dance demonstration by Marta Ceroni & friends, 7–8:30 p.m. Workshop #4: A surprise “barrida” with a little “colgada”, 8:30–10 p.m. $20. Guided Milonga, free. BELLY DANCE WITH MYSTIQUE! Ongoing, 6:30-8 p.m. Shelburne Athletic Club. $12/class or $40 for any four classes. Info, 802989-1047 or email mystique@mys Belly Dance strengthens muscle, increases flexibility, improves cardiovascular health, and reduces STRESS! Join us anytime for a full body workout that is absolute magic for your body, mind and soul!

FLYNNARTS CLASSES ARE FREE DURING FIRST NIGHT!: Give your child the chance to try out music, theater, or dance for grades PreK through 9, and get a glimpse of what FlynnArts is all about. Classes are fun and open to everyone, but some fill quickly. Info, 652-4537 or email Sample dance classes on Sunday, December 31 include Fantasy Ballet (grades K-2), 9 a.m., Junior Ballet (grades 2-5), 10 a.m., Creative Dance and Movement (grades K-1) and Junior Contemporary Dance (grades 2-3), 11 a.m., Creative Capers in Dance & Drama (ages 3-4), 12 p.m., and Junior Hip-Hop (grades 5-8), 1 p.m. (Walk-ins are possible on a space available basis.)  FUNDAMENTALS OF JAZZ DANCE: Mondays, January 22 – April 30, 6:15 - 9 p.m. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or visit www.ccv. edu. An introduction to jazz dance techniques, aesthetics and theory. Three-credit class. Also includes hip-hop, Latin and African dance. Intstructor, Karen Amirault. SWING DANCE LESSONS: Six weeks, two nights, two levels. (Beginners on Tuesdays, Levels 2 and 3 on Wednesdays). Tuesdays, December 5 - January 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Swing 1/Lindy Hop Basics, Beginning level; no experience required; includes free Vermont Swings practice session immediately following. Wednesdays, December 5 - January 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Swing 2C/Mostly Swing Outs: Learn (or refine) a variety of Swing Outs, the heart of 8-count Lindy Hop. Level 2: must have mastered Swing 1 – or by permission. 7:458:45 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced Balboa, prerequisite: You must know Come Around, Send Out, Lollies, Cross-Overs. Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. $50 for six-week series, $40 for students and seniors. Info, 860-7501 or No partner needed for any class! All classes are taught by Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. We focus on having fun and learning technique that will allow you to dance with anyone, anywhere. (Please bring clean, nonmarking shoes.)

design/build DESIGN, CARPENTRY, WOODWORKING AND ARCHITECTURAL CRAFT WORKSHOPS AT YESTERMORROW DESIGN/BUILD SCHOOL, WARREN: Boxmaking, December 9-10. $275. Design and build beautiful wooden boxes using woodworking skills that can also be applied to larger projects. Handplanes, January 20-21. $275. Learn how to sharpen and tune a handplane enabling you to square up stock, edge join boards, and create a surface so smooth that sanding is unnecessary. Renovation, January 21-26. $725. Learn the skills and techniques to plan and take on your own home renovation projects, including selective demolition, reframing walls, floors and roofs, hanging doors and windows, installing wood trim and mouldings, and more. Drafting 101, January 27-28. $275. This workshop will introduce you to all the main drafting conventions and give you tips on how to make your drawings into works of art. Strawbale Design/Build, January 28 - February 2. $725. Learn to think your way through a strawbale house while gaining a feel for the nature of straw, clay and lime as building materials. Igloo Design/Build, February 3. $50/family. Get hands-on in the snow as you learn to build igloos, quinzee shelters, and more. Info, call 802496-5545 or visit www.yestermor Scholarships are available. All Yestermorrow courses are small, intensive and hands-on. Celebrating our 26th year! Just 45 minutes from Burlington.

ginners’ Class, Mondays, 3:15-4 p.m. Six-week session begins 10/30. $47. Adult Beginners’ Class, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Six-week session begins 10/31 $53. Adult Advanced Beginners’ Class, Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m. Six-week session begins 10/30. $48. All classes held at Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. Adult walk-in price, $10 per class. Info, 802-658-0658, email classes@bur or visit www.burl Walk-ins welcome!  Gift certificates available! FALL HAND DRUMMING CLASSES: Beginners’ Conga Class, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:50. Three-week session begins 10/25. $30. Two-week session begins 11/29. $20. Walk-in price, $12. Beginners’ Djembe Class: Wednesdays, Six-week session begins 9/13. $60. Three-week session begins 10/25. $30. Two-week session begins 11/29. $20. Walk-in price, $12. Classes held at Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. Info, 802-658-0658, email classes@burlingtontaiko. org or visit www.burlingtontaiko. org. Walk-ins welcome!  Gift certificates available! RICHMOND FALL SESSION II TAIKO CLASSES: Kids and Parents Beginners’ Class, Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Six-week session begins 11/02. $95/pair. Adult Beginners’ Class, Thursdays, 6:307:20 p.m. Six-week session begins 11/02. $59. Paid pre-registration is required, and there is a 10-person minimum for each class. Classes held at Richmond Free Library Community Meeting Room. Info, 802-658-0658, email or visit Gift certificates available!


INTRODUCTION TO DREAMWORK: 1/6, 14, 20, 27 (3 Saturdays, 1 Sunday), 2-5 p.m. 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury, VT. $50. Info, call Sue, 802-244-7909. Learn how to work with your dreams, connect to your inner life and empower yourself in a safe, supportive setting. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.


INTRODUCTION TO JUNG: 1/10, 17, 24, 31, 7-9 p.m. 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. $50. Info, call Sue, 802-244-7909. Get a basic overview of Jung, his thought and legacy, along with hands-on work, learn your type, your unique set of activated archetypes and more. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

drumming BURLINGTON TAIKO CLASSES FALL SESSION II: Kids Beginners’ Class, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:20 p.m. Six-week session begins 10/31. $47. Kids Advanced Be-

FINDING YOUR MISSION IN LIFE: February 7, February 17, March 10, 2-5 p.m. 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. $75. Info, call Sue, 802-2447909. Discover the unique way you are meant to make a difference in the world and open your life to joy, meaning and wonder. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. VISIONEERING: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, 2-5 p.m. Burlington or Waterbury. $90. Info, call Sue, 802-244-7909. Learn a scientifically based technology to harness the power of vision that allows you to create the future out of the future and move your life ahead. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

family FREE HOLIDAY KIDS’ CORNER: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., December 9, 16, 23. Shelburne Art

Center Gallery, 54 Falls Rd. Info, 985-3648 or Shelburne Art Center, in collaboration with Shelburne Village businesses, is offering a free Holiday Kids’ Corner. Parents can drop off their children (aged 4 and up) for an hour or more while they visit shops in the Village. Kids will make holiday-themed art projects and gifts and have a good time. Parents can shop in a relaxed mode, knowing their children are enjoying art and fun at the gallery studio. The Kids’ Corner is designed as a dropin program, so you do not need to register.

film INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING: Thursday, January 25 – April 29, 3–6 p.m. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or visit Hands-on introduction to filmmaking focusing on technical and narrative structure. Students produce short individual and group projects. 3 credits.

gardening 2007 MASTER GARDENER BASIC COURSE: Tuesdays, beginning February 6 – May 8, 6:15–9:15 p.m. Offered statewide. $325 includes tuition and all materials. Info, call 656-9562 or visit www. This UVM Extension course covers the basics of Home Horticulture.  Instructors are UVM faculty and Vermont professionals.  Topics include: Botany, Perennials and Annuals, Landscape Design, Vegetables, Lawns, Entomology, Plant Diseases, Soils, Woody Ornamentals, Pest Management, Invasive Plant Control, and Becoming a Master Gardener.

herbs WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Winter Wisdom 2007: Winter Ecology and Nature Adventures, Winter Plant Identification, Tracking and Fire Making and All Species Communication Skills. Four weekends, January 13-14, February 3-4, February 24-25, and March 18-19, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Inquire about early registration discount. Preregistration and nonrefundable deposit required. Please register early as we expect this program to fill up quickly. Wisdom of the Herbs 2007: An Experiential Journey Through the Seasons. Certification Program. Develop relationship with local wild plants as edibles, medicinals and plant spirit beings. Food as our first medicine and healthy lifestyle practices. One weekend each month, April to November. Nature and Wholeness 2007: Integrating Earth Knowledge and Spiritual Awareness. Certification Program.

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Show and tell. View and post up to 6 photos per ad online. Nature adventures, energy training, shamanic journeying. Delve deeply into core common wild edibles and medicinals. One weekend a month, April to November. Info, contact Annie McCleary, Director, 802-4536764, email, or visit www.WisdomOfTheHerbs Open House: Sunday, December 10, 2006, noon - 4 p.m. at Rhapsody Café, 28 Main St., Montpelier. Join us for soup, tea and good conversation!

kids FLYNNARTS CLASSES ARE FREE DURING FIRST NIGHT!: Give your child the chance to try out music, theater, or dance for grades PreK through 9, and get a glimpse of what FlynnArts is all about. Visit pages/flynnarts.shtml for more information and the schedule of sample classes on Sunday, December 31. Classes are fun and open to everyone, but some fill quickly so call 652-4537 or email flynnarts@ to reserve a space. (Walk-ins are possible on a space available basis.)  

martial arts AIKIDO OF CHAMPLAIN VALLEY: Adult introductory classes begin on Tuesday, January 2, 5:30 p.m. Adult classes meet MondayFriday, 5:30-6:30 and 6:35-8 p.m., Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., Saturdays, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and Sundays, 10-11 a.m. Children’s classes, ages 7-12, meet on Wednesdays, 45 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Muso Shinden Ryu laido (the traditional art of sword drawing), Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Zazen (seated Zen meditation), Tuesdays, 8-8:45 p.m. Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine Street, Burlington.  Info, 802-951-8900 or This traditional Japanese martial art emphasizes circular, flowing movements and pinning and throwing techniques. Visitors are always welcome to watch Aikido classes. Gift certificates available. We now have a children’s play space for training parents. Classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus Sensei, 5th degree black belt and Burlington’s only fully certified (shidoin) Aikido instructor. BAO TAK FAI TAI CHI INSTITUTE, SNAKE STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: For an appointment to view a class, Saturday, 11 a.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m., call 802-864-7902 or visit 100 Church Street, Burlington. The snake style is the original martial version of Yang Tai Chi and was taught only to family and disciples for five generations. The snake style develops flexibility of the spine, hips, and rib cartilage and stretches and strengthens the internal muscles of the hips, abdomen, thoracic ribs and deep layers of the back. The snake style uses core muscles to move from posture to posture in a rhythmic and seamless pattern, generating powerful jin energy for martial skill and power. The snake style uses suppleness and subtlety to overcome brute force. Robust health, deep relaxation, emotional harmony, touch sensitivity and intuitive power are the rewards of studying this masterful martial art. The snake style is taught by Bao Tak Fai (Bob Boyd), Disciple of the late Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak and sixth generation lineage teacher of the Yang style.

MARTIAL WAY SELF-DEFENSE CENTER: Day and evening classes for adults. Afternoon and Saturday classes for children. Group and private lessons. Colchester. Free introductory class. Info, 893-8893. Kempo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Arnis and Wing Chun Kung Fu. One minute off I-89 at Exit 17. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Monday through Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. The “Punch Line” Boxing Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 4 Howard St., A-8, Burlington. First class free. Info, 660-4072 or visit www.bjjusa. com. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial arts system based on leverage (provides a greater advantage and effect on a much larger opponent) and technique (fundamentals of dominant body position to use the technique to overcome size and strength). Brazilian JiuJitsu enhances balance, flexibility, strength, cardio-respiratory fitness and builds personal courage and self-confidence. Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense classes (all levels), Boxing and NHB programs available. Brazilian Head Instructor with over 30 years of experience (5-Time Brazilian Champion - Rio de Janeiro), certified under Carlson Gracie. Positive and safe environment. Effective and easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life. Accept no imitations.

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Monday through Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. - noon. Free. Burlington Shambhala Center. Info, 802-658-6795 or visit http:// Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Meditation instruction available on Sunday mornings or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9-11:30 a.m.

music BURLINGTON COMMUNITY CHOIR: Wednesday, January 24 – April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. CCV, Burlington. $45. Info, 865-4422 or visit Explore a variety of music including spirituals, traditional and contemporary folk songs, and classical melodies. No auditions required; beginners and “shower singers” welcome! Can also be taken for one credit. Directed by Amity Baker. FLYNNARTS CLASSES ARE FREE DURING FIRST NIGHT!: Give your child the chance to try out music, theater, or dance for grades PreK through 9, and get a glimpse of what FlynnArts is all about. Info, 652-4537 or email Sample music classes on Sunday, December 31 include Voice for Young People (grades 5-9), 12 p.m., Music Makers (ages 1-3), 1 p.m., Flynn Center’s Hoehl Studio Lab. Classes are fun and open to everyone, but some fill quickly. (Walk-ins are possible on a space-available basis.)

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There’s no limit to ad length online. [click on classifieds] JAZZ & BLUES VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Mondays, January 22 – April 16, 6:30–8:15 p.m. CCV, Burlington (class takes place at FlynnArts). Info, Jody Albright at 865-4422 or email jody.albright@ Vocalists will focus on basic skills in improvisation, melodic and rhythmic phrasing, hearing basic blues patterns and understanding song forms. Final performance in FlynnSpace. Instructor permission required. Register through CCV for 2 credits or through FlynnArts (6524548 ext. 4) as a noncredit course. MUSIC CLASSES AT CCV!: Most classes start the last full week of January. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or visit Classes include, Music Fundamentals, Piano I, Guitar I and II, Introduction to Vocal Performance, Introduction to Technology in Music, and History of Rock and Roll. Music classes cover a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, pop, traditional and world music.

pilates 123 PILATES: Pilates, Integrative Movement and dance. Experience the benefits of gentle exercise in our generously equipped studio, complete with a sprung maple wood floor. Free beginning level classes all day January 1, 2007, with preregistration before December 29, 2006. Call today to make an appointment for a free private session designed for you, and register for private sessions, small groups, and classes. Beginners are welcome. 49 Heineberg Dr., Colchester. Info, 802-863-3369, or email Lucille L. Dyer is a Certified Movement Analyst and Pilates instructor with over 20 years of teaching dance, choreography and fitness. She specializes in Pilates, integrative movement, and dance through Laban-based movement explorations and notation. ABSOLUTE PILATES: Tone, stretch, strengthen, energize! Discover the power of the Pilates method of body conditioning and create a whole new body. Absolute Pilates offers equipment-based private sessions (free 1/2 hour intros available) and group mat classes in an attractive, welcoming locale. 12 Gregory Drive, Suite One, South Burlington. Info, please call Lynne at 802-310-2614, or email Lynne was certified by the Pilates Studio, NYC, in March 2000 after 600 hours of rigorous instruction and testing by Pilates elder Romana Kryzanowska and master teacher Bob Liekens. Lynne also teaches in Burlington and at the University of Vermont. PILATES SPACE, A PLACE FOR INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT: Come experience our beautiful, lightfilled studio, expert teachers and welcoming atmosphere. We offer Pilates, Anusara-inspired Yoga, Physical Therapy and Gyrotonic to people of all ages and levels of fitness who want to look good, feel good, and experience the freedom of a healthy body. Conveniently located in Burlington at 208 Flynn Ave. (across from the antique shops, near Oakledge Park). Want to learn more about Pilates? Call to sign up for a free introduction. We offer info sessions Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., or we can arrange a time to fit your schedule. Info, 802-8639900 or visit www.pilatesspace.

net. Member of the Pilates Method Alliance, an organization dedicated to establishing certification requirements and continuing education standards for Pilates professionals.

reiki REIKI LEVEL ONE: Saturday, December 16, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rising Sun Healing Center, 35 King Street, Burlington. Info, 802-8781711, chris@risingsunhealing. com. Receive an attunment which allows you to use Reiki energy for healing and personal growth. Learn the hand positions for giving a complete Reiki treatment to yourself and others. Taught by Chris Hanna, MSW, Reiki Master. Member Vermont Reiki Assoc. REIKI: Please join me for a FREE Reiki Session on the first Saturday of every month. Ray of Light, The Alternative Wellness Center, 34 Pleasant Street, Morrisville. Info, email or 802-635-1728. Please contact me if you need directions and RSVP. Reiki encourages health and balance of body, mind and spirit. Dates to add to your calendar: January 6, February 3, March 3, 2-5 p.m.

religion SHARING THE FIRE, BASKING IN THE LIGHT OF CHANUKAH: With Rabbi Sholom Brodt of Jerusalem, internationally acclaimed teacher of Jewish mysticism. Monday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 12. $15 per class, $50 for all four classes if prepaid by December 8. Yearning for Learning Center, Montpelier. Info, Rabbanit Tobie Weisman, 518-459-0065 ext. 211, email or visit JERNE. htm. Monday, 10 a.m. - noon, Talmudic Insights to Chanukah (part 1), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lighting our Inner Menorah. Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon, Talmudic Insights to Chanukah (part 2), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chanukah Stories to Heal the Soul.

tai chi TAI CHI/MONTPELIER: Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m., starting January 8. 64 Main Street, 3rd floor, opposite City Hall. $44/month or $150 for 16-week semester. Info, 802-4794248 or email grhayes@vtlink. net. Instructor Ellie Hayes has been practicing and teaching Hwa Yu Style T’ai Chi since 1974. This style features circular movement, deep relaxation, significant health benefits.

theater ACTING I: Mondays, January 22 – April 30, 3–5:45 p.m. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or visit An introduction to the craft of acting. Includes work in improvisation, monologues and dramatic scenes. 3 credits. Instructor: Veronica Lopez.

FLYNNARTS CLASSES ARE FREE DURING FIRST NIGHT!: Give your child the chance to try out music, theater, or dance for grades PreK through 9, and get a glimpse of what FlynnArts is all about. Classes are fun and open to everyone, but some fill quickly. Info, 652-4537 or email Sample theater classes on Sunday, December 31, include Play Makers (grades 2-3), 9 a.m. Creative Drama (grades K-1), 10 a.m. Creative Capers in Dance and Drama (ages 34), 12 p.m. (Walk-ins are possible on a space-available basis.)  

visual arts VISUAL ART CLASSES AT CCV!: Most classes start the last full week of January. CCV, Burlington. Info, 865-4422 or at More than 30 classes including Drawing, Introduction to Studio Art. Life Drawing, Two Dimensional Design, Drawing II, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Paper Arts, Ceramics, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Color Theory, Art History, Photography I and II, Printmaking and Stained Glass. CCV offers a two-year program in Graphic Design and Visual Arts. CCV art classes are taught by well-known Vermont artists.

wood COMMUNITY WOODWORKERS SHOP: Introduction to Basic Woodworking, December 13, 16, January 13, 30 and February 8. Basic Woodworking II, February 5. Finishing Techniques, December 8, 3-6 p.m. Wooden Pen Turning, December 11, 3-6 p.m. Bowl Turning, December 15, 3-6 p.m. Router Class, December 22, 3-6 p.m. The Art of Cutting Dovetail Joints, December 29, 3-6 p.m. Sharpening Hand Tools, January 5, 3-6 p.m. New classes: Building the Mill Creek Kayak, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinet making. Free seminars: Lathe Demo, December 23, 1-4 p.m. 382 Hercules Drive, Suite 5, Colchester. Call 802-6554201 to sign up or stop by and take a tour. Web: http://mysite.verizon. net/stevensturgis/cww.

yoga BRISTOL YOGA: Daily Astanga Yoga classes for all levels. Special workshops and classes for beginners, intermediate, series and meditation. Private individual and group classes available by appointment. Old High School, Bristol. $12 drop-in, $100 for ten classes, or $100 monthly pass. Info, 4825547 or This classical form of yoga incorporates balance, strength and flexibility to steady the mind, strengthen the body and free the soul. BURLINGTON YOGA: Daily classes offered 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Burlington Yoga, 156 St. Paul St., Burlington. $12/hour, $14 for 90 minutes, $160 for unlimited monthly membership, $60 for a private lesson. Info, 658-9642 (yoga) or Beginner, Flow, Iyengar style, Kid’s, Kripalu, Kundalini, Men’s, Mid-life, Naam, Prenatal, Restorative. There is a powerful cumulative effect achieved by practicing postures in varied sequences. STHIRA SUKHAM ASANAM 

Sthira= steady; Sukham=comfort; Asanam= posture. Asana is a steady comfortable posture. “True asana is that in which the thought of Brahma flows effortlessly through the mind.”  BKS Iyengar. EVOLUTION YOGA:  Classes for all levels taught in Vinyasa, Anusarainspired and Ashtanga traditions.  Specialty classes offered weekly in prenatal, postnatal, fundamentals and restorative yoga. $13 drop-in, $120 10-class card. First class is free.  Monday, 6 p.m. Vinyasa class is “pay what you can.”  Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn Street, Burlington. Info, 864-9642, www.  We are currently enrolling for our January six-week series in Yoga for Women over 40, Yoga for Golfers, and Ashtanga Fundamentals as well as our children’s program beginning January 23: Baby Yoga (2-10 mo.), New Explorers (10-18 mo.), Tots on the Move (18 mo – 2 yrs) and Kids’ Creative Yoga (2 to 5 yrs). Upcoming workshops:  Facing the Eye of the Tiger Intermediate/Advanced Anusara Practice, Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. - noon. Partner Prenatal Yoga and Massage, Saturday, December 9, 1-4 p.m. Find a class that is right for your level of experience and feel the benefits of yoga. JOHNSON YOGA STUDIO: Fall schedule. $10 class. 36 School Street, Johnson. Info, 802-6352733 or visit Johnson Yoga Studio offers classes in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Hatha Flow and Sivananda yoga. Sunday, December 10, Iyengar Workshop with Leigh Milne: Yoga for Skiers. Preregistration required. YOGA VERMONT: Daily drop-in classes, plenty of choices, open to all levels. Explore a variety of yoga styles with experienced and passionate instructors in three beautiful spacious studios on the Winooski River and our new downtown studio and boutique at 113 Church Street (top floor of the Leunig’s building). $13 drop-in, 10 classes/$100. Month pass, $120. Info, 660-9718 or visit yogavermont. com. Six-week sessions for skiers and riders, Intro to Kripalu and Ashtanga, Kids’ Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Yoga and Kung Fu and more start up in January.  200-hour Yoga Instructor Course begins March 2007. Gift certificates available online and at the studios.  YOGA/ASTHANGA/POWER: Thursdays 6 p.m., 6 weeks. Athletic Club of Vermont, 62 Pearl St., Essex Junction. $15 per class or $65 for six weeks. Info, 802-288-9612, or email

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CD-Rom Drives 2 drives: 1) 52X 2) CD-R/RW, $10 for both. Call 802-264-4878.

Antiques/ Collectibles Tall antique oak armoire Excellent condition. Two doors w/clothes bar and shelf inside. Full-length drawer on bottom. Simple, beautiful design, original hardware. $825. 802-899-2981.

Appliances/ Tools/Parts Chevy 74-88 Sliding Window Tinted Rear Sliding Window for Chevy C/K Truck 1974-88... Window came out of a 1986 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup. Fits years 74-88. Call Rik: 802-225-1326. Hot Water Heater Reliance Electric 501, used 2 years, 56G. $100/OBO. 802-264-4878. michelin snow tires Michelin 185/75/14 Artic Alpin tires (2). $60. Call Bob, 899-5426. PENIS ENLARGEMENT FDA Approved medical vacuum pumps, Viagra, Testosterone, Cialis. Gain 1-3â&#x20AC;? permanently. Free Brochures. 619-294-7777, http://www.drjo (AAN CAN) Portable Dishwasher Admiral portable dishwasher. Good condition. $75. Call Bob at 899-5426. Propane water heater 75 gallon propane water heater. Bradford White high efficiency, in excellent condition. $100. Call Bob at 899-5426. Ready heater Hot Spot outdoor heater. Only used one week. $75/ OBO. 802-899-3441. Thule car rack system, incls. cross bars, feet and locking ski rack. $150. 802-863-1537. Toro Leaf Blower 225HP $35 Slightly used. Does not include vaccum/leaf mulcher option, but this can be added. Please call 802-310-3152. Vending Cart Mint condition. Quality materials used. $1500/ OBO. Call Sarah, 802-264-4829. Vending machines for sale. 802-372-4403. Washing machine Kenmore top-loading washing machine; like new, it came w/our house but we already have one. $100/OBO. 879-6672.

Clothing/ Jewelry Baby Items Swedish pram, $100. Baby Bjorn front carrier, $15. 802-899-3441. Cleaner Ultrasonic Rio Grande Model 300 w/basket, rack and one-gallon cleaning solution. Cost of $290, only used twice. Sell for $175. Call 272-7824.

Color Printer w/cartridges. $25/OBO. 802-999-6210. Computer Cases ATA style w/ PSU, 2 cases, $20 for both. Call 802-264-4878. Ergonomic keyboard $25/OBO. 802-999-6210. LCD Monitor Samsung 730B 17â&#x20AC;? LCD monitor, 8 ms refresh rate, like new, $100. Call 734-2078. NEW DIGITAL CAMERA $150 Brand new Casio Exilim 7.2 megapixel EX-z70. Very well rated. I won this though a work promotion and I do not need another camera, $250-200 online. 802-922-0698. Talk Pair of Motorola About radios. Brand new. $50. 802-999-6210. Server Case - 4U New w/PSU, key access to drives, $75/OBO. 802-264-4878. sony clieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; personal entertainment organizer. Built-in wireless LAN & Bluetooth. 480 x 320 color display, 310,000 pixels built in camera, audio playback voice recording functions. 802-355-5488. TI 83/89 GraphCalculators TI 83 and TI 86 graphing calculators. Both are in excellent condition, new batteries. Together asking $100. $60 separately OBO. Call Madeleine, 802-356-4091.

Entertainment/ Tickets Adult Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pass Sugarbush, all mountain access, no blackout days. $600. Call 802-498-7116. Dancer, solid gold exotic dancers. Adult entertainment for birthday, bachelor, bachelorette and fun-on-one shows or any time good friends get together. #1 for fun. 802-658-1464. New talent welcome. DANCERS WANTED to perform at bachelor parties, birthdays and private parties. Work available. Make full-time money with parttime hours. No experience necessary. 802-862-1377.

BAR 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long black walnut top w/ leather sides and 4 bucket barrel seats. Excellent condition. Must see. $800. 802-658-9323. Bathroom Vanity Bathroom vanity complete w/oak cabinet, almond single bowl by Kohler, Moen single handle faucet, and formica top. $150 takes all. 802-862-5588. Bookcase - Wooden Robust, 3 shelves, 45x12x46. $60. Call 802-264-4878. CalifoRnia King Sterns and Fosters mattress w/box spring and metal frame. Good condition. $350/OBO. 899-3630. cherry Bedroom set All in box, lined drawers dovetailed construction. Headboard, footboard, mattress, box, dresser, chest, nightstand. Cost $5000, sell $1500. Beth, 802-893-3666. Dining room set Cherrywood. Table, chairs, hutch buffet, server, all still in box, can split up. Must see. Only $2275. 802-893-7296.

Pets 2 kitties need good home Tidbit and Toc need a quiet, loving home! They are 2 shy but sweet cats. Call Dave at 802-309-8104 for more info! 2yr Male Cat to good home! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had Jax since he was a kitten, has all necessary shots, neutered, very loving! Free to good home! Bird Cage w/accessories. $25. 802-899-3441. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AP Saddle Buenos Aires made. Beautiful leatherchocolate brown. 15â&#x20AC;?. Regular/ narrow tree. Excellent condition for older saddle - tree/billets/flocking good condition. No tears/rips. Fittings included. $200 OBO. 802-598-8727. Collegiate AP Jr Saddle: Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prepâ&#x20AC;? AP saddle. Deep, comfortable seat, suede padded flaps, concealed knee rolls. Chestnut brown. 16.5â&#x20AC;?. Regular tree. Great shape. No repairs needed. $550. 802-598-8727. Shepherd Puppy German Beautiful black and tan female 3 months. AKC registered, German working lines. Vaccinated, crate trained and tattooed. $800. Leave message at 802-254-1099 or email fhastings@workingk

Table Drafting/Drawing 24â&#x20AC;?x36â&#x20AC;? all wood. Good condition, $25, call 734-2078.

Sporting Goods

Furniture for Sale Pine end tables, $30/each. Side server, $195. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s era sewing machine w/cabinet, $175. Set of pine louvered doors for 28â&#x20AC;? opening, $40. Call 862-5588.

Brand New Snowbaord Jacket Brand new Predator ski/snowboard jacket. Still has tags. Zip in liner, waterproof, powder skirt. Nice jacket! $100. 802-453-5336.

Futon Solid wood, mattress, all in box. Must sell. $275. 802-893-7666.

Canoe Paddles 2 paddles, rarely used, wooden, excellent cond. $120/each when new. $60/each. 264-4878.

Maple twin bed complete, $125. 2 upholstered chairs, (barrel style) that swivel, $25/each or 2 for $40. Lamp w/shade, $10. 802-865-4918. Memory Foam Mattress Visco Memory Foam mattress and box and frame. Still in box. Cost $1500. Must sell, $550. 802-893-3666. Moving Sale Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re moving in January and selling everything from furniture to kitchenware. Please visit our website containing photos and descriptions at or 304-6795. 4-year-old niken mattress queen-size Niken matress & comforter.$300. OBO

DC snowboard boots DC Black 8 1/2 snowbard boots worn once. 802-355-5488. Dynastar downhill skis & womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size 10 boots & poles. Bought in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04, used 4-5 times in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;05. Paid $1000, asking $500/ OBO. If interested please email Alex, Make a great X-mas gift! FREE. AB-DOER2 Excellent shape. 658-9323. Gazelle Aerobic Glider Likenew condition. As popularized by instructor Tony Little. Retails for up to $200, yours for $75. Email

Queen bed set Queen mattress, box and frame. Double sided orthopedic pillowtop. All new, never used. Cost $800, sell $350. Call 802-893-7296.

Great Christmas Gifts Bow Flex Sport, $700/OBO. Gazelle Aerobic Glider, $100/OBO. Massage bed, $180/OBO. Call 802482-4375 or email jcleavitt@

Free Stuff

pool Table 8â&#x20AC;? billiards table, 1â&#x20AC;? slate, comes w/everything! Must see. Retail value $3500. Sell $1700. Bill, 802-893-7315.

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Skates Brand: Elite, type: leather, size: 9. Rarely used. $40. 264-4878.

Free Camper-Top for Pickup Absolutely free! Camper-top in good condition, perfect for a small pickup truck. For pickup in the Middlebury area. 802-598-7365.

Thought this had been sold Television and audio cabinet. Light oak. Holds 26â&#x20AC;? TV and equipment. Leaded glass doors and two drawers. Very nice and functional. $135. 802-899-2981.

Free Candle Drawing Enter my free weekly Gourmet Candle Drawing: freecandle.html. Check out my soy/veg gourmet candles, fundraising possibilities and business opportunities at www.ascented Free Car, No Joke Toyota wagon. Runs. Will give it to someone who really needs it - you pay tax, title, registration. May need a new starter soon.

Garage/Estate Sales Beautiful furniture, kitchen, linens, clothes, washer/dryer. Raising support for volunteer relief work! Fri., 2-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 9-2. 298 Mutton Hill Road, Charlotte. 724-766-1662, jm

Mens North Face Jacket North Face Summit series. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size med. Yellow. Worn maybe 10 times. $90. 802-453-5336. NEW Burton Charger sz 48 Brand new board. $250/OBO. Retails for $375. Straight from factory. Reasonable offers considered. Great Xmas gift. 802-578-7796.

Stamina 890 Air Bike Stationary air-bike w/adjustable resistance level and alternative handlebars allows for comfortable in-home aerobic workout. Yours for $50. Email Evangl11@netzero. net.

Wedding photographer My goal is to capture your wedding in candid and photojournalistic styles with photos you can cherish for the rest of your life. www.

Torso Track 2 Abdominal and upper-body workout device in excellent condition. Yours for $50. Email


two snowboards Ride 158 good condition (guys), Osin 161 extra wide great condition (guys) ridden by a girl for two seasons. Need I say more? $100 for both. 802-888-7548.

$700-$800,000 Free Cash Grants-2006!, Personal bills, School, Business/Housing. Approx. $49 billion unclaimed 2005! Listings 1-800-592-0362 Ext. 235. (AAN CAN)

Want to Buy Antiques Furniture, postcards, pottery, cameras, toys, medical tools, lab glass, photographs, slide rules, license plates and silver. Anything unusual or unique. Cash paid. Call Dave, 802-859-8966. Medical equipment Looking for items that anyone is willing to donate or sell (low). For care of 500 lb. man w/health issues. (lift chair, medical bed, etc.) 802-846-7406. Small Wood Stove Wanted Looking for a small woodstove to heat garage. Little Jotul or similar. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much to spend! Call Tyler, 863-4863.

****$700-$800,000 Free Cash Grants!***2006!** Never repay! Personal/Medical Bills, School, New Business/Home etc., live operators! Avoid deadlines! Listings, call 1-800-270-1213 Ext. 232 (AAN CAN) Quickbooks & Backoffice Need a little extra help with your business, but not ready to hire yet? Professional, hourly Quickbooks and organizational support is here! / 802-659-4373.

Health/Wellness Affordable Life Coaching Pre- requisite: Lust for life, will full and courageous. You must want it more than you fear it. Robyn Yurcek, CPCC, www.acoura, 802-655-0131. Amrita Massage and Shiatsu Therapeutic, Swedish and deep tissue massage. Shiatsu applies gentle to deep stretching and pressure, relaxing and rejuvenating the whole body. 60 mins. $55, 90 mins, $65. www.amri Sierra-Maria, 802-862-4677.

Childcare Supervised Visitation Visit Supervisor available to supervise parent/child contact; transitioning children for week-end visits or to supervise parent/child contact. FEE FOR SERVICE Call Heather @ 865-9588.

Counseling Sallie West, M.A., M.F.T Individuals and couples counseling. Specializing in relationships and spiritual/personal growth, depression, anxiety and life transitions. Burlington and Waitsfield. 496-7135.



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Back to Basics You WANT a massage! You probably NEED a massage. Now you can AFFORD a massage. A blend of Swedish Massage, Acupressure and Reiki conveniently at your location. Only $45/hour; $60/1.5 hours. Pete Bellini, 802-371-8589. Body/mind/spirit/emot ion Head, neck, shoulders and back are my specialties. I can help you bring deep attention, comfort and healing to your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;issuesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or enhance qualities that you already have. I use bodywork, energywork, intuition, communication, and lightheartedness. Dan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, 802-862-4714. Danu Therapeutic Massage Holiday rush? A massage gift certificate makes a great gift! Call Vicky, NCTMB for a calming or therapeutic massage. At the Woolen Mill, Winooski. (802)9990610. E.S. Massage Therapy Swedish, therapeutic, aromatherapy, deep tissue, add hot towels. CMT. 802-760-7845. Across from Ann Taylor window, 125 Bank Street, #2, Burlington. Gift certificates available. Feng Shui Vermont Consultations for homes, businesses, schools. Space clearing, personal clearing, presentations, workshops. Certified Feng Shui Practitioner Carol C. Wheelock, M.Ed. 802-496-2306, cwheelock@, www.fen

Pungo 120 KAYAK Almost new.  X Only used twice. Price incls. 0INE3TREET "URLINGTON paddle and new spray skirt. $550. FREE LIFE COACHING Live life Price including Yakima rack atfully! New to area and growing tachments - $650 (side carrying). practice in Vermont. Four free 802-496-2816. coaching sessions. Simple Rhythm 1x2-062106_Computer_Repair.indd6/15/06 1 1:29:42 PM Coaching...www.simplerhythm. Rossingnol B2 Skis 160 cm, com or call 978-877-9119. w/Marker Logic bindings. $199. JS - Creative Solutions Spe802-863-1537. Fusion Massage Deep Tissue, cializing in video & multimedia production/web site/graphic de- Acupressure, Hot Stones and Comsign - JS Creative Solutions is the plementary Medicine at Sports Club in Burlington with Doreen Creative Solution to your project. Cott L.Ac., M.T. Over 20 years ex802-922-1150. perience. 802-999-3894.


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Catalogue sho pping is cool, but not when it’s at the expense of loca l retailers... When you give this holiday season, don’t overlook your own com munity.

Keep your do llars in Vermont.

Clearwater Sports

4147 Main Street (Route 100), Waitsfield



Owner Barry Bender is equally comfortable discussing modern wicking technology and walking visitors through the original layout of the 1830 farmhouse that’s now home to the store he opened in 1983. Clearwater Sports actually dates back to 1975, when Bender began running whitewater paddling tours out of his home in Moretown. Today, in the farmhouse spruced up with rainbow trim, Vermont-made goods such as Isis for Women and Patagonia outerwear and Darn Tough socks share the shelves with a diverse selection of skiing, paddling and camping gear. The Mad River Rocket sled, with cool, silk-screened graphics, will “stop on a dime,” Bender vows. In keeping with its slogan, “Putting People and the Outdoors Together,” the store is also a base camp for snowshoe and paddling tours.

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Weekend On Site Massage 1995 Graduate Boulder Massage School offering mobile weekend massage excluding hotels. 5 years experience w/chiropractors. Neck & shoulder specialities. 60/hr, discounts for repeat customers. Robert, 802-338-5583.

Home/Garden HEAL LONG-TERM ISSUES Discover how it feels to be fully open to life after healing your physical, emotional, financial, relationship or other issues. Fred Cheyette integrates NLP, psychotherapy, shamanism and other processes into a highly effective way of guiding people to the place they always dreamed about. 802-479-1034. Holiday Stress? Find solutions to muscle tension, joint pain, and more at Emerge Massage Studio. Located at the Woolen Mill, Winooski. Hanna Howard, CMT: 802752-7013. www.emergemassage. com. Hot Oil Massage Hot Oil Swedish Circulatory Massage Keep Moving Will Travel. Jaqi 310-6519. Make dreams come true Are you a healthy woman age 2132? Become an egg donor! Up to $8000 compensation. Call toll free: 1-866-DREAM DONOR. www. Massage and P.T. Ann Taylor, P.T., 31 years experience in handson therapy, UVM grad, 2002 Winter Olympic coach, ski instructor. Relax with therapeutic massage, or, if you prefer, physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Find a solution for your muscle, joint, and/or pain problems. First session: $45- $65, next 3 sessions: $135. 35 King St. Burlington, and home visits. 802-233-0932. Metta Touch Are you stressedout or sore from working out? Treat yourself to a wonderful Thai massage, customized just for you! Call today for an appointment, 862-2212. Blythe Kent, CMT. Located at 182 Main St., Burlington, 2nd-floor. Moonlight Massage Journey into the realms of relaxation! Available in your home or hotel. Male clientele only. 802-355-5247,

DIRECTV Satellite Television, free equipment, free 4 Room Installation, free HD or DVR receiver upgrade. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call 800-380-8939. (AAN CAN) Custom Line Construction Honest, reliable, quality carpentry built around you. Fully insured local business w/fair prices. Refs. avail. upon request. All phases of construction. Matt Line, 802-881-8595. Holiday decorating for your home. Indoor or outdoor. Will work w/you or alone to create a warm, welcoming, atmosphere using existing decorations along w/new ideas. Call Dawn for more details. 802-658-9352.

$20,000 MONTHLY! Working from home! Start earning immediately! Guaranteed income! PT/FT positions avail. today! Register online now! (AAN CAN)

‘98 VW GOLF 4-door hatchback GL, 146 K, 5-speed, keyless entry. Mounted winter tires, comes w/summer tires used one season. Needs some work. $1300/OBO. 644-8037.

1996 Nissan Pathfinder 87 K. Engine runs 100%. Interior like new. Needs muffler and has clear coat finish peeling off hood area. $3000 below book because of clearcoat. 399-7211.

2003 Pontiac Vibe AWD 53 K, Nokian WR tires, car starter, power moon roof, CD changer, extended warranty, auto transmission w/overdrive. Call evenings at 802-399-9206.

$5000 WEEKLY GUARANTEED Extremely easy work from home! Weekly paychecks! No experience necessary! Start earning today. Register now! (AAN CAN)

1980 Volvo Sedan 2D, 4-speed manual transmission, 190 K. Beige, 1980 Volvo 240. Needs exhaust work, tires. A classic that needs a little love! $750/OBO. 802-658-4152.

2003 Toyota Camry LE, V6, auto, power everything, CD, alloy wheels. 53 K. Excellent condition. $11,900/OBO. 802-598-5348.

1000 envelopes = $5000 Receive $5 for every envelope stuffed with our sales material. Guaranteed! Free information: 24 hour recording 1-800-785-7076. (AAN CAN)

1986 VW Jetta Many miles. Rebuilt engine, Wolfburg ed., leather interior, needs some loving. Hand crank sun roof, vintage Alpine cass., some rust/leaks, runs well. $500. Inspected til 4/07. 802-864-9045, fiddlefingers@ya

1996 Subaru Wagon $1600 Safe, reliable transportation! Recent tune-up, brakes. 2 sets tires on rims. High mileage but runs, looks great, no rust. Perfect for winter commuting. 454-7332;

MAKE $150/HOUR Get paid cash for your opinion! Earn $5 to $75 to fill our simple surveys online. Start now! (AAN CAN) Media make-up artists earn up to $500/day for television, CD/ videos, film, fashion. One-week course in Los Angeles while building portfolio. Brochure 310-3640665 www.MediaMakeupArtists. com (AAN CAN) Movie extras, actors, models! Make $100-$300/day. No exp. Req., FT/PT All looks needed! 1800-799-6215. (AAN CAN) POST OFFICE JOBS AVAILABLE Avg. pay $20/hour or $57K annually including federal benefits and OT. Paid training, vacations. PT/ FT. 1-800-584-1775 USWA Ref# P4401 (AAN CAN)

Lake Champlain Painting Co. Interior painting. Experts on repairing damage from leaks and work in adjacent units. Each room $150. 5% off for all first-time customers. Call Omer, 802-658-9275, 802-324-7173.

Biz Opps LOG HOME DEALERS WANTED Great earning potential, excellent profits, protected territory, lifetime warranty. American made - honest value. Call Daniel Boone Log Homes, 1-888-443-4140. (AAN CAN)

1993 Ford Crown Victoria Black LX sedan, good condition, only 77 K. Winter tires incl. AC, power windows/locks, leather interior, cruise, new battery. $1600/OBO. Call 563-2129. 1994 Audi 100S Wagon Maroon, tan leather, front wheel drive, V6 auto, 215 K, all records, excellent commuter, below book at $1500/ OBO. 802-434-4649.

1994 Lexus ES 300 Sedan 4D White. Excellent condition. A lovely car. $4500. 658-8913.

Cars/Trucks Drivers w/late model vehicles possessing entertainment and MC qualities wanted to host shows with exotic dancers. 802-658-1464.

1992 BMW735iL 92 BMW luxury sedan, loaded, leather interior, 107 K, no rust. Moving, must sell! Needs passenger seat motor, and 4-way flasher relay. $2500. Kate, 355-0074.

1994 Ford Probe SE Very good car. Priced to sell. Needs new battery and snow tires-perfect winter beater. See Seven Days online ad for full details. 802-782-4772.

Need HELP w/ the Holidays? I can cook, clean, wrap gifts, send cards, shop, pet care, organize/ declutter homes, kitchen help, lend humor and harmony. References available. Gloria, 802-2231495, Burlington.


1992 Alfa Romeo 164s xtra! Black, tan leather, 5-speed, loaded, 200 K body, 79 K engine. Lots of recent work (brakes, suspension, engine) runs and drives great! Incls. parts car! $3000/ OBO. Call Matt, 802-734-6794.

1994 Subaru Wagon 5-speed, AC, power windows, 4WD, Hakkas on all four. Everything works. Second owner. 225 K. Needs a brake job. Best cash offer. 802-558-3652. $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS, Cars from $500! Tax Repos, US Marshal and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Toyotas, Hondas, Chevys, more! For listings call 1-800-298-4150 ext.C107. (AAN CAN) ‘96 Subaru Outback wagon, solid body, reliable winter car. Runs well but needs a little work. 160 K. Must sell. Asking $1295. 802-324-8492.

1994 Oldsmobilie 4-door sedan, V6, 84,400 miles, good condition. $1299. 802-865-4424. 1995 Acura Legend, GS, auto, custom-heated leather seats, 2door, CD, new pearl white paint. Carbon fiber hood. Low spring suspension, spoiler. Excellent condition. $5900. 802-598-5348. 1995 Honda Passport Very well maintained. Loaded. 193 K. Just inspected. Body in good condition. Great buy at $3000/OBO. 373-9337. 1996 Honda Civic Sport coupe. Black. Great car until engine broke. Excellent car for guy who wants to rebuild engine. $1900/ OBO. Valerie, 802-760-9203.

1997 Ford Ranger $2750 1997 Ford Ranger XLT. V6 4.0 liter, auto, 2WD. $2750/OBO, $1250 below Kelley Blue Book, plus free snow tires. Awesome deal, great truck. 303-817-8539. 1997 Saturn SC2 Red Coupe 5-speed, red, single owner, alloy wheels, runs great. 163 K highway miles. Ready to go! $2199. Please call 802-310-3152 for more information. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Red, 126 K, good condition. Blue Book value: $1500. Sell price: $1000/ firm. 660-9524. 1998 Grand Cherokee loaded, new AC last summer, remote starter, runs well, some body work, 133 K. $5000. 583-2831. 2 Brand New Winter Tires! 2 Winterforce tires, size 205-65-15, bought for $95 each, will sell for $75 each. Only 200 miles on tires. Burlington area, 802-324-3113. 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 75 K, black exterior/tan interior, 5speed, tinted, power locks/power windows, moon roof, heated seats, Bose stereo. Excellent condition. Brand new Cam tensioner. $11,500. 802-233-2446, 802-453-5336. 2002 Audi A4 Quatro, 5-speed, 1.8L turbo, dark green, heated seats, xenon lights, 1 VT winter, no accidents, 84 K. $11,200. 802-318-5555. 2002 Mazda Protege5 Silver, 4-door hatchback, 5-speed, new snow tires, CD, AC, 70 K, excellent condition and gas mileage. Blue book $8970, asking $7900. 655-3463. 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Silver, 68 K, runs great, good condition. Asking $6800/OBO. Call 802-363-0244. 2002 VW Golf 2 doors, black exterior, tan interior, 61 K. Excellent condition, good gas milage (30+). Manual transmission, CD player, A/C, etc. $8500 (well under Blue Book). Call Adam @ 802-338-7415. 2003 Ford Focus ZTW Wagon Excellent condition and great gas mileage! Comes w/2 sets of tires and 25 K left on original bumper to bumper warranty. Call Amy, 524-2073.

Snoop Long walks, yummy dinners, playing games. These are a few of my favorite things. How about you? Hello. I’m Snoop and here’s the scoop! I am a 7 to 8 year old neutered male Beagle mix. I am calm, playful, mellow, confident, and talkative at times. I am a smart dog and know ‘sit’ and also like to ‘clap hands’. It’s cute. Wait till you see it! I really love my toys and enjoy fetching them, chewing them, or engaging in a gentle game of tug now and then. For a dog my age, I’m quite sprightly and energetic. I am a very social guy who needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. In addition to playing with toys, I enjoy going for walks. I am food motivated and would like to attend reward-based training classes like the ones they offer right here at HSCC. I get along with other dogs too. I would do best in a home with kids 8 and up. I am looking forward to a home full of happiness and love! Oh, and while I have your attention, this is a great time to think about all of us homeless animals at HSCC and to do something to share the holiday spirit with us. Your kindness will be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays! Visit me at HSCC, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 6 pm, or Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. 862-0135.

2004 Honda CR-V EX Fabulous car, blue, auto, 22 K, new tires, excellent cond., moon roof, 6 CD. $17,800. Vicky at 862-5101. 91 Audi 100 quattro Needs work or for parts. Black, 5-speed, heated leather, many new parts, inspected till August. New tires. Call for details. $500/OBO. 802-371-8792. 92 plymouth laser 129 K, great car, little rust, winter tires, $1000/OBO. 802-793-1887. 94 Cadillac Sedan Deville Silver/navy blue. Auto, AC, plus climate control, leather, only 86 K. Excellent condition, runs flawlessly. $2000. In Burlington. Call 508-365-9361. 94 Honda Civic 4-door. 87 K. Very good condition. Asking $3400. Please call 802-434-6635. 96 Audi A4 Quattro 5-spd Dark blue/grey, heated, power, leather, 159 K, moon roof, BOSE 6 CD changer, new tires, keyless entry/alarm, very good condition, inspected through 10/07. $5200. 802-847-0887. 97 Jeep Wrangler In great condition, fog lights, grill guard, allterrain tires, CD player & sound bar, 112 K. $6400/OBO. Josh, 338-6183. 98 Subaru Outback Ltd Wgn excellent condition, incls. snow tires, black, 130 K, leather, winter package, below book at $5950. Call Jeff, 355-7148. All Set To Ride!! 1990 Chevy pickup 1500 series, newly rebuilt engine, body in great shape, 4 new tires, black w/tan interior. $2300. Call 802-324-3113, Burlington area. bmw, 325 xi, 2001 AWD, sport wagon, all premium options (w/ auto). Ultimate driving machine, 43 K. $22,500, incl. 4 “new” winter. Just inspected. New brakes. 802-863-4366. Clean title, carfaxed. Bridgestone Mud/Snow Tires 195/70R 14”. Best offer. Call 802-453-4243. Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2003 extended-cab LS. 44K miles, 4X4, V8, tow-package and extras. Great condition. Duraliner. No VT winters! $18,500 OBO. Call 802-598-8727.

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Show and tell. View and post up to 6 photos per ad online. Cooper Snow Tires for Sale Four Cooper Weathermaster snow tires 215/65 R15 w/rims. Slight uneven wear but in very good shape. Fit Dodge Caravan. $200/ OBO. 802-349-8301. Great 99 Taurus Wagon! “Blue Whale” for sale! 1999 Taurus SE wagon w/full third seat and trailer hitch, 115 K well-maintained miles, new snow tires on it and summer tires incl. Just inspected (Oct.), extremely reliable and safe, w/more people/boat/ cargo capacity than a minivan. Priced below book at $3300. Call 863-8189. Honda Accord 1992 2 door, auto, 177 K. Some rust, runs great, optional snow tires. $1400. 802-734-0005. Jeep Cherokee Laredo $2800 1994 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. 148 K, auto, 4WD. Runs great, price reduced because needs brake job only. 802-475-2037 or tater@ Jeep Wrangler Sport ‘98 1998 Jeep Wrangler, 80 K, 6 cyl, 5speed, full doors, hard and soft tops. Loaded. Alpine/Infinty sound. Dark green. Must see, lots of extras. $9500. 802-999-4582.

1994 Harley FXRP White, excellent condition, w/leather saddlebags and new tires. Needs a new engine. Great deal for the right person! Call Amy at 524-2073.

Meet Fellow musicians 10 bands, Wards’ Christmas Party, know a song? VFW, Burlington, 12/09, 1 p.m. - 1 a.m. Bring a gift for the tree. For info www.

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Pongo 120 Kayak package Alum. paddle, PSD, cockpit cover, Thule stacker. A1 condition. Best offer. Excellent condition. $650 takes all. 802-355-2817.

Electribe ER1 Drum Machine Korg ER-1 Electribe analog drum and rhythm machine. Full analog sound controls w/delay, MIDI thru and two sound inputs. $125. Email

SUNRUNNER BOAT 19’ VOLVO 19’ cuddy cabin, w/canvas, porta potty, radios, extras. Boat in great condition, Volvo motor in process of rebuilding. Great project for the money. $1950. 482-3216.

Need to get rid of car! 1995 Volkswagen Passat, green, 4-door, GLX sedan, standard, leather int. Needs to see soon b/c I’m moving! $800/OBO! Cell 802-578-4466 email One All-Season Tire! Tire for sale! Excellent condition! $20 hardly used! One P205-70-15. Call 324-3113. Realiable Winter Car! Subaru Impreza Wagon, 2001. 5-speed, 65 K, excellent condition, asking $7500 firm. 802-355-4145. Toyota Corolla 1994, 4-door, 5-speed, good condition, 128 K, AC, cassette, new Nokian tires, runs great, $2000. Brian or Jessica, 878-4334. VOLVO 1994 940 130 K. 4-door sedan, 4 cyl, auto. Runs great, all maintenance records avail. Good tires. Ferrisburgh. $2500/OBO. 802-877-9289, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Winter tires save some $. 4 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3. 235/65 R17. Asking $300. Were over $500 last year. Look brand new, save $200 for the holidays. Call 922-0698.

electric guitar and amp Electric guitar, Fender stratocaster, aqua blue, excellent condition, $400, incls. case. Amp, Peavy, Rage 158, excellent condition, $45. 862-3161. fender concert amp 500/obo early 1980’s tube amp in good condition. Reverb, 60 watts. good clean tone. Selling it because I want a solid state amp instead. Jacob 802-999-1459 For Sale Ovation Legend, electric/acoustic guitar, vintage w/case, $300. Fender Telecaster, mint, $200. TOA floor monitor 15” speaker plus horn, $135. Fostex reverb, $50. Fostex 4track cassette recorder, $50. 802-877-2084.

Make an offer 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix needs some work, motivated seller. No reasonable offer refused. Call Jill 802-2361705, leave message w/name and number.

Ibanez RG350DX & Case $430 White Ibanez RG350DX electric guitar/w Ibanez Hardshell case. MINT. Shark tooth inlays, wizard/ II neck, floyd rose, sounds great, NO fret buzzing. $430 Cash. Call 802-655-9479(after6pm).

Bands/ Musicians Burlington Band Biz Assist Need help with the business side of your band? I am looking to find bands/artists looking for assistance with booking, promotions, etc. Contact Danielle effective alternaBurlington-based tive rock band w/over 30 original songs ready for you seeks bassist, guitarist and keyboard player. Call Dux at 802-578-2670. Drummer Drummer looking for band to gig with. Classic rock, R&B, straight Blues preferred but am open for almost anything. I have a place to practice complete w/PA system central VT. 8022447683, Drummer? Singer? Afropop/ Reggae/R&B roots foundation band forming. Drummer and vocalist needed Email: POBOX1999@

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Jackson DKMGT elec. guitar $370 cash only. Black, rosewood fingerboard, sharkfin inlays, EMGHz pickups, Jackson licensed double-locking Floyd. Near mint condition. Call 802-655-9479 6-9 p.m.

DRUM LESSONS Energetic, professional drummer seeks students of all abilities for drum lessons. About me: 27 yrs. old, 19 yrs. playing experience, Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz/Commercial Music, extensive touring experience in US and Europe. A real working drummer offering a customized curriculum, competitive rates and real results! I’ll even come to you, so can learn on your own drums. Refs. avail. Contact or call anytime 802-658-6205. Fun Piano Lessons for all ages. Learn from a patient, experienced teacher. Jazz, Blues, Latin, R& B, Reggae, Folk, World Music, more. Creative, fun. Andric Severance, 310-6042. www.andricseverance. com. Guitar Instruction Berklee graduate w/classical background offers lessons in guitar, theory, and ear training. Individualized, step-by-step approach. I enjoy teaching all ages/styles/levels. Rick Belford 864-7195, rickbelf@ Guitar instruction All styles/ levels. Emphasis on developing strong technique, thorough musicianship, personal style. Paul Asbell (Unknown Blues Band, Kilimanjaro, UVM and Middlebury College Faculty) 862-7696, www.

Studio/ Rehearsal Cosmic Hill Project Recording Studio, Great Equipment, Great Space. Moretown, 496 3166, www.

Mint Banjo 5-string banjo in new condition, w/case/strap and finger picks. Barely used. $200/ OBO. 802-324-8285. Ovation Acoustic Guitar Applause by Ovation Deep Bowl acoustic guitar, incls. case and shoulder strap. $150. Call Bob at 899-5426.

Instruction Andy’s Mountain Music Affordable and accessible instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, kids lessons, “Bluegrass 101” workshops and more. References, home visits offered! Andy Greene, (802) 658-2462; guitboy75@hotmail. com. www.andysmountainmusic. com

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Auditions/ Casting Adult entertainment Producer looking for new talent or future productions. 802-862-1377.

CITY OF BURLINGTON ORDINANCE 9.0 Sponsor: Councilors Ashe, Montroll, Shannon: Ord. Com.; Geororge & Wright First reading 09/05/06 Referred to: Ordinance Committee Second reading: 11/27/06 Action: adopted Date: 11/27/06 Signed by Mayor: 12/04/06 Published: 12/06/06 Effective: 12/27/06 In the Year Two Thousand Six An Ordinance in Relation to HOUSING— Security Deposits It is hereby Ordained by the City Council of the City of Burlington, as follows: That Chapter 18, Housing of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Sec. 18-120 thereof to read as follows: Sec. 18-120. Deposits. (a) No other payments or deposits beyond the first month’s rental payment and the deposits described in this section may be required as a condition of rental, lease, or occupancy of a rental unit as a dwelling. (1) An owner may require a reasonable deposit as a condition for the rental, lease or occupancy of a rental unit as a dwelling as security against damage beyond normal wear and tear to the premises which is attributable to the tenant, against nonpayment of rent, against nonpayment of utility or other charges which the tenant was required to pay directly to the landlord or to a utility, and against expenses required to remove from the rental unit articles abandoned by the tenant. The This deposit may not exceed the amount of one month’s rent for the unit rented and shall be held by the owner in an interest-bearing account, with an interest rate at least equivalent to a current Vermont bank passbook savings account. This deposit shall not be used by the tenant as the last month’s rent unless otherwise specified in a written lease agreement between the parties. (2) In addition to the above-stated security deposit, for tenancies that begin after the effective date of this provision, an owner may require an additional payment equal to one half the amount of one month’s rent as a condition for allowing the occupants to have a pet or pets during the rental, lease or occupancy of a rental unit as a dwelling. Such additional payment may not be charged for any animal that mitigates a disability. (b) As written. (c) As written. (d) As written. (e) As written. (f) As written. (g) As written. *Material stricken out deleted. **Material underlined added. ***Material in bold changed from 1st reading.

STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. IN RE: C.S. Vermont Family Court Chittenden County Docket No. 399-8-06 CnJv ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION Based upon the motion filed by the State’s Attorney’s Office dated December 4, 2006, and the accompanying Affidavit, the Court finds that service of process cannot, with due diligence, be made upon Tara Smith, other than by publication. It is therefore, ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that notice of a merits hearing on the parental fitness of Tara Smith, to be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at the Family Court of Vermont, Costello Courthouse, 32 Cherry St, Burlington, Vermont, shall be published for two (2) consecutive weeks in Seven Days, a newspaper of general circulation reasonably calculated to give notice to Tara Smith. A copy of this order shall be mailed to Tara Smith if her address can ever be determined. Hon. Brian J. Grearson Family Court Judge Date 12.4.06 STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. IN RE: C.S. Vermont Family Court Chittenden County NOTICE OF HEARING TO: Tara Smith, mother of C.S. You are hereby notified that a merits hearing to consider your fitness to act a parent to C.S. will be held on January 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Family Court of Vermont, Chittenden County, 32 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in connection with this case. Hon. Brian J. Grearson Family Court Judge Date 12-4-06

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 (tollfree) or from outside of Vermont, 802-652-4636. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SHYNESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP: Practice new social skills and improve confidence in a supportive and professional setting. Contact Celeste Ames at the Center for Anxiety Disorders, 802-365-3450 ext. 354 or email SQUEAKY WHEELS, RUSTY HINGES: Focus groups meets at the Branon’s Pool in St. Albans for socialization, maintaining, wellbeing, improving performance of daily activities by managing aches through sharing experiences and workout in the warm water. Meeting is free, one hour pool pass, swimsuit, required. 732-718-2613. MEN’S GROUP FORMING: To read and discuss Warrin Farrills groundbreaking best selling book “The Myth of Male Power”. 802-3430910.

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« support groups SEPARATED BY ADOPTION?: Concerned United Birthparents, Inc. (CUB) announces local peer support group meeting in Burlington. CUB meetings offer a safe, confidential, and nurturing environment to explore personal experiences related to adoption, relinquishment, search and reunion (or rejection). For those of us who have felt isolated, it is a tremendous relief to communicate with others who understand our experience. 3rd Tuesday of the month 6-7 PM. Unitarian Universalist Church on Pearl St., top of Church St., Burlington. Free. Contact Judy, region1dir@, 800-822-2777 ext. 1, 60+ SUPPORT GROUP: Small, ongoing, weekly support group to share stories about growing older. For men and women 60 and over. We have fun! Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Contact Barbara Kester at 657-3668. MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE/DYSAUTONOMIA: Group forming for information sharing purposes. Please call 863-3153. RAINWATER CENTER FOR HIGHER AWARENESS: At the Euro Cafe, Main St. Burlington, for inspirational movies, discussions and meditations on the spiritual path however one defines it and speakers including various healing practices to life coaching to spiritual leaders. Develop a deeper connection to your inner spiritual and personal growth. Join us every other Tuesday, 7 p.m. for these free events. Call Alex at 802-233-0046, alex@ or visit website

MEN’S GROUP FORMING: Based on the work of David Deida, Core Energetics, and other awareness practices. The intention of the group is to serve members into being the most extraordinary men that they can be. It is for men who are who are dying to penetrate every bit of the world with their courage, their presence, their unbridled passion and relentless love, and their deepest burning, bubbling, brilliant desire. The group will function as a means for men to support each other and serve the greater good. We will be working with spiritual practices, the mind and body, and taking on our lives with the utmost integrity, impeccability and openness. The group is not a new age group, nor is it a group dedicated to therapy. Info, email zach@ or call 917-8871276. SMART RECOVERY a cognitive behavioral “recovery” program directed at various forms of “addiction” which may be either behavioral or substance based.  Meeting on WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., 82 South Winooski Avenue (above the City Market), Burlington, Vt. For information call Bob at 425-4058 or email Survivors of Suicide (SOS): Have you experienced the impact of a loved one’s suicide? Please consider joining us. The Burlington support group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 152 Pearl St. Burlington. The meeting will be in the Susan B. Anthony Room, which is on the second floor at the back end of the building. This is not a therapy group; this is a support group. There is no fee. Please contact Cory Goud, M.A., Psychologist-Master, 802223-4111. GIRL’S NIGHT OUT: Fun support group for single women, discussions, weekly activities (cooking, dancing, rock climbing...), childcare solutions. A great alternative to dating! Email DEBTORS ANON: 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem with money and debt? We can help. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. First Methodist Church. Contact Brenda, 338-1170 or Cameron, 363-3747. OVEREATERS ANON: 12-step recovery group. Is what you’re eating, eating you? Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. First Congregational Church, Rt. 15, Essex Jct. Contact 863-2655 for more info.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: A group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to be a member. The only requirement is a desire to stop using. For meeting info, call 802862-4516 or visit www.together. net/cvana. SUPPORT GROUP for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. A group for people who have left or are thinking about leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses, you’re not alone. Angela, 598-2469. FIBROMYALGIA: Do you experience it? Would you like to be part of a support group? Contact: or call 864-2613 box 423 to leave message. 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 or Denise at 223-257. 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. CONCERNED UNITED BIRTHPARENTS: A group offering support if you have lost a child to adoption or are in reunion or have yet to begin your search. 802-849-2244. EATING DISORDERS PARENTAL SUPPORT GROUP for parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia. Meetings 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Community Church, Rt. 15, Essex Center. We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old and new ED parents. More information, call Peter at 802-899-2554. HEPATITIS C SUPPORT GROUP: Second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30. Community Health Center, second floor, 617 Riverside Ave., Burlington 802-355-8936. SAVINGS SUPPORT GROUP for all low to moderate-income Vermonters who wish to have support around saving, budgeting, managing or investing money. Call Diane at 802-860-1417 x104 for information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Big book text, Mondays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Suvivors of Incest Anonymous, Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Al-Anon Family Group, Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. “I Love Me”, an educational support group on self care for suvivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m. Call AWARE, 802-472-6463, 88 High Street, Hardwick.

AUTISM SUPPORT DAILY: Free support group for parents of children with autism. 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 240, Williston. 1st Monday of each month, 7-9 p.m. Call Lynn, 802-660-7240, or visit us at http://www.AutismSupportDaily. com for more info. ARE YOU A CLOSET SINGER? Do you have a good voice (haven’t made the dogs howl) but are afraid of fainting in public while performing? Join a group to support, sing and perform in an intimate setting. 802-893-1819. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT: Montpelier daytime support group meets first and third Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Church “ramp entrance” from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Call helpline at 1877-856-1772. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT: 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. Call our helpline at 1877-856-1772. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT: St. Albans evening support group meets the second Monday of each month at Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield Street from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT: Bennington day support group meets the first Friday of the month at Second Congregational Church, Hillside Street from 1-2 p.m. Call helpline at 1-877-8561772. OCD SUPPORT GROUP/THERAPY GROUP: Come share your experience, get support from those who have been there, learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how to reduce its symptoms. Therapist facilitated. Weekly meetings, 802-343-8114. NW VT GAY AND LESBIAN Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group: 6-8 p.m. The third Thursday of each month, starting October 20 through May, 2006. Casey Family Services, 46 Main St., Winooski. AUTISM: Free support group for parents and caregivers of children with ASD. Montpelier, 2nd Sunday of the month, 3-5 p.m. at the Family Center. Call Jessica, 249-7961 for child care inquires. More info, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and Dementia support group. Held the last Tuesday of every month at Birchwood Terrace, Burlington. Info, contact Stefanie Catella, 863-6384. WEEKLY SMOKING CESSATION support group: Small groups. Caring atmosphere. Stop smoking in just 21 days using natural, proven, safe methods. No unhealthy drugs. Call 264-1924.

WEEKLY WEIGHT-LOSS support group: Small groups. Caring atmosphere. Get great results using natural, proven, safe methods. No unhealthy dieting. Call 264-1924. 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. PARENTING GROUP: 6-week group for people parenting children of all ages now forming. Please call RiverValley Associates for more information. 651-7520. HAIR PULLERS SUPPORT GROUP: The Vermont TTM Support Group is a new support group for adult pullers (18+) affected by trichotillomania (chronic hair pulling) as well as parents of pullers. This will be a supportive, safe, comfortable and confidential environment. Meets on the 4th Monday of every month, 67:30 p.m. There will be no meeting 12/25. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Info, 453-3688 or DEPERSONALIZATION AND DEREALIZATION: If you suffer from either of these trance states, please call Todd, 864-4285. THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EAST CHAPTER of the Compassionate Friends meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Christ Church Presbyterian, 400 Redstone Campus, UVM. Info, 4825319. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. DIABETES EDUCATION and Support Group of Chittenden County meets the third Thursday of every month at the Williston Federated Church, 6:30-8 p.m. We often have guest speakers. Info, 847-2278. CHADD is a support organization for children and adults with AD/ HD. Every second Wednesday of the month. Champlain College, Global Technology Building, Maple St., Room 217, Burlington, VT. MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP: Every Monday, 4:30-6 p.m. Pastor United Church. Info, contact Lorraine, 485-4934. 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, www. or call 802-373-0351.

MIXED GENDER COMING OUT SUPPORT GROUP: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Co-facilitated by supportive peers and mentalhealth professionals and open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning adults age 23 and up. Check out this group meeting at R.U.1.2?. TRANS SOCIAL AND SUPPORT GROUP: First Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Looking for peer support among other transgendered folks? Need a safe space to relax and be yourself? Check out this group meeting at R.U.1.2? TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meeting, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski. Sundays, 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting.  Info, call Fred or Bennye, 655-3317 or Patricia, 658-6904. INTERESTED IN WRITING for children? Support and critique group meets monthly. Call Anne, 8616000 or 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, South Burlington and Colchester. For more information, call 860-8388 or toll-free, 1-866-972-5266. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: Support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington, (1068 Williston Rd.), from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Cory Gould, 223-4111 or Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-VT. 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. Men call Sandy, 863-5708. Women call Valerie, 802-760-9203. SMOKING CESSATION GROUP: Willing to kick the habit? This free, five-week program helps quitters to follow through. Community Health Center of Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6309. DOES YOUR PARTNER/SPOUSE HAVE AD/HD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)? Support group meets every other week 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. 767-6092. A sharing circle focusing on personal growth, transformation, spirituality and healing, led by Jim Dodds.

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No pets means no pets! Even if you call it a service or support animal. The rule is still no pets!

CASTLE FOR SALE 11 Cherry Street, Essex Junction. Start the year in a house of your own! This bright well-maintained home in a great neighborhood has 3bedrooms, 1.5-baths, a porch, and a garage. Priced to sell! John Tabak, 879-2041.

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In VT's NE Kingdom!! 3000 sq. ft. incls. lovely architectural details. Twenty acres with outbuildings, courtyard, airstrip, trout-stocked pond. Furnishings neg. Nearby ski and golf. $795K. Contact owners: 802-754-2057 or email:

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NAKED IN VERMONT: The premier Nudist/Skinnydipper organization in Vermont offering information library, message board, chat room, yahoo group, and more. (ALL FREE) Visit SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION New England: Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732 or OLDER WOMEN EXERCISING TOGETHER: For motivation to do what’s necessary. Call Anne, 8616000.

ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) monthly support group: For patients, caregivers and loved ones who are living or have lived with ALS. Third Thursday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Jim’s House, 1266 Creamery Rd., Williston. Info and directions, 802-862-8882 or AL-ANON: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the AWARE office, 88 High St., Hardwick. Info, 472-6463. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION of Vermont: Daytime support group meets the second Thursday of each month at the Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, from 12-2 p.m. For more info, contact Polly Erickson at 847-6941.




TWO BRAND NEW single family homes in St. Albans City. 2-bed, 1-bath Capes with a full unfinished basement and an unfinished second level with approx. 1,053 finished sq. feet (2,703 total sq. feet). The site is a 1/3 acre lot in the heart of St. Albans with easy access to both Route 7 and I-89. Heat is efficient gas-fired hot water. Open House: Sunday, December 10th 3-4pm Saturday, December 16th 3-4pm Purchase Price: $192,000-$198,000 Grant for income-eligible buyers: $38,400-$39,600 Mortgage Amount: $153,600-$158,400


Purchase Price $210,000 Grant for income-eligible buyers $49,300 Mortgage Amount: $160,700

Beautiful condominiums are currently under construction at a great location in Fairfax. Each condo features approximately 1,500 square feet of living space with 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, garage, and full basement. Details are subject to change, stay tuned! Open House: Sunday, December 10th 1-2pm Saturday, December 16th 1-2pm


Available Now: Approx. 1,300 sq. ft., 3-bed, 2-bath, second floor condo with a very open floor plan. Home includes back deck and oversized garage which can fit lots of stuff! Save money on your heating costs with the 4-star energy rating with natural gas heat and hot water. Recent upgrades include new windows and wood laminate flooring. Convenient location close to I-89, downtown Burlington and the lake. Purchase Price: $ 200,000 -$53,670* grant for income eligible buyers $146,330** Amount needed to finance


Just a few of our great homes for sale: Call Brandy for a showing: 864-2620

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METHADONE ANONYMOUS: A medication-assisted recovery support group. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. The Alano Club. Directions: Rt. 15 Fort Ethan Allen entrance, Barnes Ave., third right on to Hegeman Ave., #74 on left. All are welcome. 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. SKINNYDIPPERS UNITE! Visit Vermont Au Naturel. Join other naturists and like-minded people for support, discussions and more! PARENTS TOGETHER support groups: Would you like to talk and share ideas with other parents about the joys and challenges of children? Support groups for all parents. Desireah, 796-3119. MENTAL ILLNESSES: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds support meetings for 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. NONCUSTODIAL SUPPORT group for parents. Contact Bill Bagdon, 434-6495. ARE YOU UNABLE TO get out of debt? Do you spend more than you earn? Is it a problem for you? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous. Mondays, 6-7:15 p.m. First United Methodist Church, North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Contact Valerie P. at 233-8808. BRAIN INJURY: Open to people who sustained a brain injury, their caregivers and family. Expert speakers often scheduled. 1st Wed. of every month, 6-8 p.m. Fanny Allen Campus, Colchester. Call Barb Winters, 434-7244. 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). FAMILY/FRIENDS OF THOSE suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: second Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. The Arbors. 985-8600. “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. DEBTORS SUPPORT GROUP: Mondays, 7-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Christ Church Presbyterian, 400 Redstone Campus, Burlington and Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., King Street Youth Center, 87 King St., Burlington. Info, call Brenda 8937752 or Cameron, 363-3747. BURLINGTON MEN’S GROUP: Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3742. Area men are invited to join this weekly group for varied discussions and drumming. PROSTATE CANCER: The second Tuesday of the month, 5- 7 p.m. Board Room of Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester. Info, 800-6391888. This “man-to-man” support group deals with disease. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 863-2655. Overeaters get support in addressing their problem. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 860-8382. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the first step of 12 and join a group in your area.

AL-ANON: Ongoing Wednesdays, 8 p.m. First Congregational Church, N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Free. Info, 655-6512. Seven other locations also. Info, 860-8388. Do you have a friend or relative with an alcohol problem? Al-Anon can help. DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL violence: WomenSafe offers free, confidential support groups in Addison County for women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Info, 388-4205. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS Anonymous: Sundays, 7 p.m. Free. Info, write to P.O. Box 5843, Burlington, VT 05402. Get help through this weekly 12-step program. HEROIN 101: Educational and informational support group. Free. First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. GMNC. 275 College St. Info, 860-3567. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS: Burlington, meets at Birchwood Terrace, 2nd & 4th Wed., at 1:30 p.m. Colchester, meets at FAHC, Fanny Allen Campus, 1st Thurs. of month at 3 and 7 p.m. Shelburne, meets at The Arbors, 2nd Tues. of month at 10 a.m. DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S disease support group for the caregivers: Barre, meets at Rowan Ct., 4th Wed. of month at 3 p.m. Montpelier, 338 River St., 2nd Wed. of month at 7 p.m. PARKINSON’S DISEASE: meets 1st Tues. of each month at the Heineburg Sr. Ctr., Heineburg Ave., Burlington. Lunch is avail. by calling 863-3982 in advance. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT group: UHC campus, 1 South Prospect St., Arnold 2 Resource Rm. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Info, 847-4848.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and similar Vermont statutes which make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitations, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, handicap, presence of minor children in the family or receipt of public assistance, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or a discrimination. The newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings, advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any home seeker who feels her or she has encountered discrimination should contact the: HUD Office of Fair Housing, 10 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02222-1092 (617) 565-5309. OR Vermont Human Rights Commission, 135 State St., Drawer 33, Montpelier, VT 05633-6301. 800-416-2010 Fax: 802-828-2480 1 BR Apt $750/Month w/Heat Incls. gas heat, garbage, plowing along w/2 off-street parking spots. Quiet neighborhood in Essex Jct. Recently repainted. Call Mary at 878-5745. 2 bdrm lakefront home South Hero: Fully furnished w/efficient monitor heat, stackable W/D, pet OK. All utils. incl. $1200/mo. Call 372-8928.

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2 BR CONDO SHELBURNE Spacious, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath, unit w/attached 2-car garage. Skylights, decks, W/D, dish, gas heat. $1100/mo. + utils. + sec. Ref. req. Avail. now. 802-985-8780. 3 Bdrm House in Burlington Hdwd, parking. Across from Ethan Allen Park. Incls. water, trash & plowing. $1300/mo. 802-865-2733.

$199,000 11 Cherry Street, Essex Junction. Start the year in a house of your own! This bright Bedroom Condo-Burlington well-maintained home in a great 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath, off-street neighborhood has 3 bedrooms, 1x1-mortgage-022305 9/12/05 PM Page parking.4:18 Avail. NOW. 1Laun1.5 baths, a porch, and a garage. Priced to sell! John Tabak, dry. Incls. heat. $1075/mo. 802-865-2733. 879-2041. Brand New Apartments! Keen’s Crossing. 1-3 bedroom, Free incls. loft, townhouse styles. FitPre-Approval! ness, laundry on site. Market and affordable. Available 2/07. 802Mark R. Chaffee 655-1810 or www.keenscrossing. (802) 658-5599 x11 com.

CASTLE FOR SALE in VT’s NE Kingdom!! 3000 square feet includes lovely architectural details. Twenty acres with outbuildings, courtyard, airstrip, trout-stocked pond. Furnishings negotiable. Nearby ski and golf. $795K. Contact owners: 802-754-2057 or email South Burlington Queen City Park. Large house across from green. Near Shelburne Bay. 4-bedroom. $420,000. 802-658-9974.

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Burlington Avail. 12/01, 1bedroom, 2nd floor, gas heat and hot water. Brookes Ave. $850/mo. +. Parking. 658-3600. Burlington Downtown overlooking lake and park, sunny, clean, 1-bedroom apt., some hdwd, off-street parking. NS/pets. Avail. now. $795/mo. 802-476-4071. Burlington Great location, 1-2 bedroom apt. Newly renovated. Quiet building. Hdwd. Avail. now. Must see. $1150/mo. incls. heat. 802-288-9244. Burlington: 210 St. Paul, 1bedroom apt., hdwd, tile. High ceilings, close to downtown. Gas heat. $770/mo. +. Avail. 12/01. 598-4299. Burlington Renovated 4bedroom house, South End. 1.5bath, microwave, D/W, laundry, wood and ceramic floors. Parking. Refs./credit check req. Pets neg. Lease flexible. $1600/mo. +. 802-862-1109.

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Burlington 3-bedroom, heat and hot water. incl. $1300/mo. Avail. now. 802-425-2678 or 802-338-2335.

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BURLINGTON St. Paul St. Large 2-bedroom. Recent renovations. Porch, parking. NS/dogs. Avail. now. $850/mo. + utils. 802-425-3158.

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Burlington 2-bedroom + den house. Off-street parking. Fenced yard. On busline, near downtown. NS. Avail. January. $1100/mo. +. 802-862-9734.

Burlington 3-bedroom in quiet South End neighborhood. NS. Gas heat. W/D hookups. Nice yard. Parking. $1425/mo. Dep., refs. Avail. now. Call 434-4005 or 233-7006.

Burlington Urban chic, downtown, waterfront condo. 1.5-bedroom, 1-bath, vaulted ceilings, great room, huge porch, lake views, gas fireplace, W/D, 2 parking spots. $1300/mo. + low utils. 802-899-4638.

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Burlington 1-bedroom, heated, central, clean, no pets, no parking, quiet house. $650/mo. + dep. Refs., credit check. 802-899-2469 by apointment. Great 2-bedBURLINGTON room Riverwatch townhouse avail. 1/01. Mins. from FAHC & UVM. 1-bath, laundry, balcony and swimming pool in summer. Rent incls. heat. $1275/mo. 802-578-3039. Burlington 3-bedroom apt., large bath, spacious floor plan, great location, gas heat, no pets, on-site laundry facility. $1050/ mo. Currently avail. No pets. Please call 802-864-9966. Burlington Avail. mid-December. 1-bedroom. Near FAHC. Parking for one car. Heat incl. $725/mo. Quiet and safe. 802868-3031, leave message. Burlington 22 Orchard Terrace. 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath, full kitchen, parking. $1400/mo. trash and water incl. 802-318-3230. Burlington 7-bedroom house avail. for 6/01. Located on Hickok Place. Parking for 6 cars. Hdwd, carpet. 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, economical gas heat, W/D. This is not a party house! $4000/ mo. + utils. JASP_1@HOTMAIL. COM, 802-324-6593.

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Burlington 2 BDRM Close to town. Off-street parking. Hdwd. Pets OK. Lots of closet space. Avail. 1/01. $950/mo. Call 802-355-5244. BURLINGTON 2 BDRM 19 Barrett St., near hospital, UVM, St. Mike’s, quiet area. NS/dogs. Inside great condition and neighbors. Avail. now. $900/mo. + utils. 862-4007. Burlington Avail 1-1 Rather unique 2 bdrm on 2nd floor of 1850 vintage barn. 1200 sq. ft. of modern features blended with historic. Central heat & air conditioning, storage. Private beach, laundry next door, high-speed Internet. Could be used as an office. $1200 + utilities. BURLINGTON LAKE-VIEW ROOM Large room 2min walk to Hospital/UVM. Marvelous lake view. Hardwood floors. Private. Building mostly rented by UVM Med students. Offsite parking. Free garbage removal. $525/month including utilities. Contact 802999-4171 or zeichnerj@hotmail. com. Burlington, Shelburne St Avail. now. 1-bedroom. $675/mo. 1st floor. Parking. No dogs. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-6603481 x 1021, www.nevilleco. com/residence. Burlington: MUST SEE Ranch Woodbury Road: Immaculate 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, arched doorways, beautiful hardwood floors, garage, W/D, renovated bath w/ tile, 3-season porch. Pets neg. $1300/mo. 802-846-9568. www. Colchester-One Bedroom Apt Full bath, newly carpeted, walk-in closet. Economical gas heat/hot water. NS/pets. $550/mo. + utils. $600 sec. dep. Credit check. Lease. 802-238-0981, pease.

Downtown Burlington 1 Bdrm $495/mo. Small, clean, 1bedroom studio w/loft area for bed and off-street parking on North Winooski Ave. in downtown Burlington. Avail. now! Call Seth at 802-324-3130. Essex Jct Spacious 2 bedrooms, plus dining, extra room; laundry, hardwood floors, nice yards, off-street parking, walk to bus, schools, shopping, rec paths; $950 + utilities. 802-654-6961. Essex Jctn Condo- 2BDR Beautiful 2 floor condo in Essex Park, 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath, W/D, carport, pool/tennis. Great location near IBM, Essex Shops and bike path. Must see! $1100/mo. 802-999-0964. Essex Junction Avail. 1/01 large 1-bedroom, full bath, open kitchen, dining, living, second story, deck, NS, pets possible, parking. $950/mo. incls. utils. or 802-861-2900. Essex: Suszie wilson rd Hdwd, 2-bedrooms, gas heat, off-street parking. Coin-op laundry, large lawns, no dogs. $825-$850/mo. Avail. now. 864-0341. Furnished House for Rent Furnished house in Stowe: 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in great location. Fireplace, W/D, new carpets, lots of room. $1600/mo. + utils. and sec. dep. Pets OK w/additional deposit. Will offer unfurnished for $1200/mo. (Also available for winter season, call to inquire) NS. Call 802-343-2102 or email HOUSE FOR RENT Essex Jct. Quiet st. Nice yard, private, 3-bedroom. $1150/mo. 802-233-1574. Jericho $1200/mo. heat incl. Spacious 3-bedroom apt. in beautifully restored historic home. Large kitchen, D/W, nice deck. Incl. yard,

storage, W/D, water. NS, pets neg. Avail. now. 802-899-3727. LAKEFRONT HOME FOR RENT Milton: Unfurnished home with 3-bedroom, 2 full baths. Private beach, garage. NS/pets. Yearround tenant preferred. $1500/ mo. + utils. 802-865-3141. Luxury Garret Avail. 1/01. Mint Victorian reno. 1-2 bedrooms, W/ D, AC, dishwasher, skylight, storage, parking, porch, hdwd flrs. Quiet NS building. 1500. inc. heat, cable, Internet. 802-864-5801. Milton 2-bedroom, 1-bath duplex, large eat-in kitchen, full basement. $800/mo. + util. + dep. Pets neg. Avail. immed. Call Sundance Services, 802-893-2348. Milton- Updated Cape Oglewood Road: Beautifully maintained, 2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,656 SF, remodeled master bath on 2 acres. 6/12/17mo lease. Small pets neg. $1350/month. 802-846-9568. www.Hickokand Richmond Renovated Victorian duplex/townhouse, large 2-bedroom w/open study, kitchen, hdwd floors in LR and DR. W/D, porches, back yard, quiet village location. 15 mins. to Burlington. $950/mo. 802-373-1211. See pictures at Richmond: 2-bedroom, $880/ mo. heat incl. Second floor, W/D hookups. First, last and dep. 1 year lease. NS/pets. 25 mins. to Burlington. 802-434-4009. Roommate for Jan-May 2007 Burlington, to share a college apt. w/3 males. 10-15 mins. walking distance to campus/dtown. Incl. D/W, 1.5-bath, parking. $400/mo. + util. 413-262-3237.

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Show and tell. View and post up to 6 photos per ad online. S BURLINGTON TREETOP CONDO Avail. 1/01/07, 2-bedroom, 1.5bath; first-floor end unit, W/D, D/W, pool, tennis court, carport, NS/pets, $1025/mo. +. 802-4792054, eves or leave message. S. BURL. - Treetop Condo 2bedroom, 1st floor, propane heat, carport, pool, tennis courts. NS/ pets. Near shopping, airport, dining, schools, FAHC, schools, colleges. $1000/mo. 802-434-3749. Shelburne 2BR Hs garage & beach Shelburne 2-bedroomhouse near Town Beach, $1250/ mo. + utils., garage, pets OK, no W/D or DW. Sec. dep., small, charming, excellent shape, deadend road. Avail. 12/15. cdavis@ So. Burl: Built in 2005! Eldredge St. Built in 2005, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, W/D, walk-in closet, walk-in pantry, balcony. Includes heat, AC, trash, etc. $1475/mo; 12/16/18 month lease. 802-846-9568; 2-bedSouth Burlington room apt. Gas heat and garage incl. W/D provided in basement. No pets. Refs. and good credit a must. $1000/mo. Call Paul at 802-879-3117. South Burlington Beautifully maintained Twin Oaks condo. Second floor, end unit. New carpet, paint, windows. Mint condition! Carport, pool. Gas heat. $1050/mo. NS/pets. 893-3507 or 373-9999. South Burlington 2-bedroom duplex, 1.5-bath, hookups, garage, yard, gas heat. NS/pets. $1200/mo. + utils. Dep. and refs. 802-862-3562. South Burlington 2 room apt., full bath, W/D, private entrance, kitchenette, renovated/clean in quiet, owner-occupied home. Gardens, woods, quiet neighborhood. NS/pets. $500/mo. 802-862-4153. South BUrlington Farrell St., newly constructed 2-bedroom condo, 2-bath, underground parking, fitness room, washer/dryer, heat included, secure access, no pets, close to interstate, $1400/ mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 8645200 ext. 229. BUrlington Laurel south Hill Drive. Newly constructed 1bedroom, 1-bath, W/D, garage, gas heat, pets considered, $850 monthly, Call Coburn & Feeley 864-5200 ext. 229. South BUrlington Laurel Hill Drive. 4-bedroom house, 1 baths, basement, garage, pets considered, short-term lease, $1600 monthly, Call Coburn & Feeley 864-5200 ext. 229. South Burlington Cute house in quiet, convenient, sought-after neighborhood. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, hdwd, 2-car garage, large yard, fireplace. Avail. 1/01/07. $1550/mo. Short or long-term lease. Well mannered dogs welcomed. 802-863-0556, sfitz222@ ST. ALBANS APT FOR RENT Huge 3-bedroom, St. Albans City. NS/ pets. Off-street parking,W/D hookups, basement access, huge yard. $1000/mo. + split utils. w/ landlord. Contact 802-999-8286 OR 802-338-0411. FurSt.Albans/Furnished nished 3-bedroom raised ranch, W/D, wood and oil heat. Garage, weight room and snow removal utils. not included. $1250/mo. 1rst & last. 3/4 mi. I89, 22 mi. Burlington. 802-782-9522. Starksboro Cozy 2-bedroom apt. Many upgrades, incl. new windows and paint. Plenty of parking. Coin-op W/D onsite. Large garden. Water, hot water, garbage and snow removal incl. $780/mo. No dogs. Please call before 9 p.m., 802-453-3273.

Underhill 3 bedroom Duplex 2-bath, W/D hookup. Quiet setting. Avail. early December. $1200/mo. incls. heat. 802-899-2304. Vegennes Medium 2-bedroom large, enclosed porch, parking, heat and hot water incl. $800/ mo. No dogs. Call only 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 802-349-9549. Waterbury 1-bedroom, quiet, well-maintained. $590/mo. Avail. 12/15. No dogs. 802-496-4406. Waterbury 2-bedroom, 1000 sq. ft. D/W, disposal, microwave, W/D, hdwd, garage space. Incls. plowing, trash removal, water and sewer. Asking $950/mo. + heat and elec. Dep. Min. 6 mo. lease. 802-244-7925. Westford Farmhouse, Rt. 128, 4-bedroom, 2-bath, 1 w/shower and jacuzzi, snow removal. Dep., 1st. $1400/mo. Boarding option. Jean, 802-229-1038. Westford 1 bedroom Apt New wood floors, new windows, new paint and very clean. Propane heat. Laundry in basement. NS/pets. $525/mo. + utils. Tom, 878-3929. Williston - New Duplex 2bedroom apt. in new duplex. Great yard, privacy, parking. 1.5-bath, microwave, new W/D in unit, D/W. Close to I-89, Exit 12. $1350/mo. + utils. 383-4084. Williston: Farmhouse 4-bedroom, 2-bath, 2100 SF. Many improvements, newer appliances, 2 car garage/barn. Newer furnace & windows = efficient heating. 11/01; 6 months $1350/month. 802-846-9568; Winooski 2-bedroom duplex. Newly renovated. Off-street parking. Private yard, on busline, close to parks and schools. $950/ mo. includes heat. Avail. 12/01. 802-655-1292. Winooski Avail. 1/01. West Spring St., 3-bedroom house, hookups, yard, parking. $1700/ mo. +. Please call 658-3600. Winooski 3-bedroom, quiet, side st. Convenient to interstate/ university/downtown Burlington. Parking avail. $1150/mo. Heat and hot water incl. Also 1-bedroom, W/D, $750/mo. 802-862-1850. Winooski 2-bedroom apt, in nice neighborhood, off-street parking, fenced-in backyard, 3-season porch, W/D hookups, trash/water included, NS/pets. Avail. 1/01/07. $950/mo. + dep. 864-7606.

Housemates 15 min. from Burlington Unique female to share my 10-acre Jericho home w/2 dogs & 1 cat. Seriously trustworthy animal lover willing to petsit for an extended time for partial rent. $500/mo. + utils. Emylie, 899-5516. Burlington 1-bedroom, close to hospital and downtown. $575/mo. Call 802-233-5549. Burlington 1-room efficiency. Incl. heat, electric, water, trash and shared bath. $425/mo. + dep. No off-street parking. No pets. Call Jason or Lisa, 802-660-9841. Basement room, Burlington $440/mo. 68A S. Willard St., located between Church St. & University. 1.5-bath, fireplace, W/D, parking. First + dep. No pets. Avail. 12/18. Prof. pref. Call 6607172 or 598-7423. Burlington Responsible individual to share 3-bedroom house w/two sober individuals. Quiet neighborhood, ND/ND/NS. $450/ mo. + 1/3 utils. + dep. Avail. 1/01. 802-355-0147. Downtown locaBurlington tion, room in small house, yard, porch. NS/pets. M or F. $390/ mo. + utils. Avail. immediately. 860-6608.

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There’s no limit to ad length online. [click on classifieds] Burlington Gay friendly roommate needed to share small, 2bedroom house. Between UVM and St. Mike’s. Off-street parking, on busline, W/D, near nature trail. $400/mo. + dep., 1/2 utils. 802658-0302, 802-338-2834. Reliable roomBurlington mate wanted for 2-bedroom apt. NS/pets/drugs. Close to FAHC. $500/mo. everything incl. 802-373-1360. Burlington Avail. 1/01/07. Responsible, respectful, individual to share 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. W/ D, basement, off-street parking. South End, quiet neighborhood. Close to park. NS. $390/mo. + utils. 802-760-7680. Chill Place In Burlington Room to sublet, 411 Flynn Avenue, $350/mo. + utils. 3 roommates, 1 guy, 2 girls. Nice people in their mid 20s, 420 friendly. FREE W/D, spot to park, lots of storage space in basement. Call 802-324-7955, available ASAP. Spacious room in Essex Jct. charming country farmhouse. Near IBM. New paint. Tidy individual, please. NS/dogs. $450/mo. + 1/4 heat, incl. Also medium room for $380 per month plus 1/4 heat. elec./gas dryer. 802-764-5822, leave message. Essex Jct. Female or 2 responsible people to share a room in a 2-bedroom duplex home. $600$650/mo. Incls. all utils., cable, Internet and pool. 802-879-4226, leave message. Huntington Home Looking for peaceful responsible, joyous person. Timber frame, river, garden, W/D, etc. $520/mo. incls. heat. 30 mins. to Burlington. 233-5621. Room for rent in S. Burl. beautiful condo to share with quiet, mature, non smoking PROFESSIONAL. Include: own bathroom, laundry in unit, off-street parking. Please be cat friendly, respectful, couteous andclean. $600/month, includes itilities. ROOMATE WANTED Looking for a fairly quiet and neat individual to share a cozy 2-bedroom apt. right downtown on Bank St. $410 total. Call 802-578-7057. 2roommate/housesitter bath, 2-bedroom townhouse, hill section, w/laundry and storage. Prof., NS sought. Owner out of town often. $600/mo. incls. all. St. Albans. 802-309-4556. South Burlington Roomate wanted to share 3-bedroom contemporary, large bedroom, sep. living room, bath and entrance. Laundry, lots of light. $575/mo. incls. all. 355-5520. South Burlington Quiet 2-bedroom furnished condo. $475/mo. + 1/2 heat. Parking, W/D, pool. 863-0402. South Hero Responsible adult, share house, views. NS. Furnished bedroom, private bath, Dish TV, W/D, other amenities. No pets. $380/mo. + utils. Avail. 12/01. Call Joyce, 802-372-5402. Winooski Beautiful Winooski condo, 2-bedrooms, avail. immed. Big back yard, 3-season porch. $435/ mo. + 1/3 utils. 802-598-8829. Winooski Avail. 1/01. 2nd story of small house w/shared bath/ kitchen on first floor. Absolute privacy at roommate costs. $475/ mo. incls. utils. Small dogs neg. 802-655-1675. Winooski: 25 Russell St., 2-bedroom. Avail. immed. 1st floor, hdwd, vinyl, big kitchen, W/D hookups. Parking, gas. $775/mo. +. 598-4299.

NOW LEASING FOR EARLY 2007 OCCUPANCY Where Luxury Apartments Meet Downtown Living. Be part of a brand new and vibrant neighborhood in Winooski Falls! Live just minutes— perhaps mere steps—away from your favorite local places: the riverwalk, Lake Champlain, colleges, 100-acre natural area, and more. With a variety of floor plans to choose from—including one, two or three bedroom options—Keen’s Crossing has rental accommodations that fit your lifestyle. To be one of the first to preview our model, call 802.655.1810 or visit the Winooski Falls office in the Champlain Mill, One Main Street, Suite One, Winooski. We are open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. ONE, TWO OR THREE BEDROOM APARTMENTS ON-SITE FITNESS CENTER PRIVATE INDOOR PARKING AVAILABLE BUS SERVICE/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION EVERY 15 MINUTES

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furnished condo 2 bedroom condo available Jan.-May, New North End. Washer\dryer, dishwasher, parking, snow and trash removal. Minutes to bike path and lake. $1200+utilites. 212-426-0427. Burlington Furnished Room in 2-story house, 2 full baths, laundry, off-street parking, walk downtown. Respectful homeowner, healthy lifestyle. $600/mo includes util. Dec- Jan. Call Adam 863-8390. Mt. Philo Inn Apartments Charlotte: Furnished apts. at the Mt. Philo Inn. Spectacular views. Spacious, comfortable, unique. Apt. #2 has 2 bedrooms, laundry, pets neg. $1650/mo. incls. all. 802-425-3335. Nice Burlington apt. $525 One room in 2-bedroom apt. is avail. early December. Good location, new appliances, coin-laundromat, furnished living room, parking. $525/mo. incls. all and internet. Christy, 578-2512. JanuRiverwatch Sublet ary-May 2007, 1-bedroom in a 3-bedroom condo, open-minded roomates, looking for a laid-back young adult. 516-993-3528.

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Office/ Commercial Burlington Waterfront. Distinctive and unique office/retail space. Environmentally friendly and affordable. Main Street Landing, Melinda Moulton, 802-864-7999. Burlington Bright office w/ lake views in suite w/two psychotherapists. Shared waiting room, larger room for group work avail. Handicap accessible. Parking, phone. Hourly sublet of large furnished office also possible. Amy or Lauren, 802-862-6931. Burlington 67 Pearl St. 350 sq. ft. of office space. $350/mo. incls. heat. 802-985-3433.

space, Essex Jct. Commercial 11/27/06 2:34:11 PM ideal for massage therapist w/in a fitness center. 12 x 15, fresh paint and carpet. Utils. incl. ACVKS@ Call for Kelly, 288-9612. Montpelier South End Riverfront: Office space sublet within 2100 sq.ft. open floor plan. Shared equipment: fax, Internet, color laser printer, conference area. Comfortable. Call 802-225-1331. needed: office/studio Need space to do design work on computer and other creative work. 100 sq. ft. + w/wall space. Inspiring environment. Burlington-Huntington, Shared ok. 233-5621. Office Space for Rent Holistic Center on the waterfront looking for a practitioner to rent 1-2 days/week. Ideal for acupuncturist, nutritionist, mental health counselor, or CADC. Call 8628806, x-6. South Burlington Light-filled office space w/cathedral ceillings in medical office building. 400 sq. ft. $499/mo. 802-881-9252. Waterfront office space available. Adirondack views. Incls. parking. Call Ken at 865-3450. Winooski 4200 sq. ft. office suite, top floor, premier building, parking and amenities. Gordon Rowe, 802-316-1590.

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Do you want to be part of a new pilot program? Are you creative, flexible and willing to learn? Have you been considering graduate work and/or a shortened work schedule paying full wages and benefits? If so this may be the job for you. We need an Interventionist to work 1:1 with SO male youth. Position entails implementing life skills and behavioral programming in a variety of settings. Essential skills include the ability to set behavioral limits and management of aggressive behaviors. Males are ideal candidates for position. 1 shift still available: a full-time position (3 days continuous: from 5pm Wednesday until 8am Saturday, pays in mid-thirties. Position provides full benefits (medical, dental, 401k, & 7 weeks paid vacation). BA required. send resume and names of 3 references to

autism interventionist To provide educational, social, behavioral and life skill development in public school & community settings with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Intensive training & ongoing supervision provided. Excellent professional development opportunity. Transportation required. Bachelor’s degree and some experience w/children and/or special needs necessary. Competitive salary plus full benefits. send resume to: Jennifer Dunbar

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Interventionists will develop therapeutic relationships with students struggling to find success in public school due to academic and behavioral challenges. This position requires individuals to be comfortable with the management of aggressive behavior. Position begins immediately and pays $25,500 + full benefits. B.A. required. send resume and names of 3 references to:

Requires the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously as well as excellent oral, written, and MS Office skills. Experience and Bachelor’s degree preferred. Bookkeeping experience a plus.

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Boutique corporate law firm seeks personable, intelligent individual to fill part/full-time paralegal position. Tasks include: organization of business entities and filing annual reports; trademark filings and calendaring; general office duties; and assisting the attorneys with mergers, acquisitions and equity offerings including regulatory filings.

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ACCESS Clinician: to join dynamic team providing on-call crisis intervention & a variety of

clinical modalities of clinical work w/ children & families. No overnight or weekend shifts. Experience in crisis intervention, conflict resolution & behavior management required. Ability & desire to collaborate w/ multiple resources a must. Master’s degree required. FT w/ benefits.

Autism School-Based Interventionist:

Provide direct intervention and training to foster the development of communication, social skills, adaptive behavior, daily living and academic or pre-academic skills to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bachelor’s degree in education or human services field (educational qualifications may be waived given relevant work experience and demonstrated skills in core job competencies). Prior training and experience working with children with Autism. Knowledge of, and experience in, ABA treatment methodologies. Valid Vermont driver’s license, registered vehicle and insurance that complies with Agency policy. Full-time (37.5 hours per week), w/ benefit package.

Business Associate: to support the revenue/receivables/billing, cash processing,

management/third-party reporting, general accounting, etc. activities of the accounting department. Looking for one to three years of Insurance/Medicaid billing and collections experience. 37.5 hours per week, with benefits.

Family Support Services Clinician: Position involves working intensively with children and adolescents in custody and their foster families and kinship providers through DCF contract. Master’s degree preferred or BA plus relevant experience. Part time (20 hours per week). Therapeutic Support Worker: Provide services to 17-year-old male in the home and community with emphasis on social skills development. Experience with youth on the Autism Spectrum helpful. Training provided. 10- 15 hours per week (afternoons between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM required). For a complete list of Job Opportunities at CSAC visit

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To apply to any of the Job Opportunities listed above, you may choose to contact us by: • Email: • Mail: Send a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, CSAC, 89 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 • In person: Application for employment can be picked up at either CSAC office: 89 Main Street or 61 Court Street, Middlebury, VT • Phone: Please contact Human Resources at (802) 388-6751, ext. 425. | SEVEN DAYS | december 06-13, 2006 | classifieds 45B [click on classifieds] FREELANCE WRITER Production Work

Burlington Intl Airport (BTV) Full and Part-Time Airport Sales Agents Vermont Public Interest Research Group is looking for two mission-driven individuals to join our development team:

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The Development Associate will manage and implement a range of development functions, including: major donor drives, direct mail, phone and door canvasses, special events, grant writing, endowments and planned giving programs. Requirements: 3 years nonprofit development experience; project management skills; highly organized; flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; ability to tell an inspiring story; experience with fundraising databases. Competitive salary; employer-paid health and dental insurance; employer-matching IRA contributions; four weeks paid vacation plus personal days.

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Mobile Home Project Resident Organizer Successful candidate will assist residents of mobile home parks with issues arising from park sales, park closures, and/or health, habitability, and park infrastructure problems. Provides advocacy, and housing counseling services including information and referrals with regard to mobile home rehabilitation needs, foreclosure/repossession, debt/credit issues and home financing options. Provides information, advice and referral on landlord/tenant issues. Organizes mobile home park residents into resident associations. Advocates publicly for the rights of mobile home residents in the policy and enforcement arena. Works with various state, local and nonprofit agencies on mobile home park issues. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline. At least two years relevant experience in: housing counseling, advocacy, housing management, housing code enforcement, housing finance/budget counseling, resident services. OR: combined experience from which equivalent applicable knowledge and skills have been gained. Must have commitment to tenants’ rights, and interest/experience in advocating with/for low-income people. • 40 hours per week • $12.50/hour • Excellent benefits. Send letter of interest, resume and three work references by 12/22/06 to:

Organizer Search MHP/CVOEO 294 North Winooski Avenue Burlington, VT 05401 No phone calls, please. People of color and from diverse cultural groups are especially urged to apply. CVOEO is an equal opportunity employer.

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR CVOEO Fair Housing Project seeking a qualified person for full-time position in fair housing education and outreach program. Responsibilities include: coordinating fair housing related training and presentations to various organizations, interviewing complainants and processing intakes, and advocating for tenants and buyers with fair housing complaints. Knowledge of fair housing laws is useful. Willingness to learn and commitment to social justice is essential. Requires individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills and good computer skills. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to get tasks done in a timely manner with minimum supervision and will be well organized and adept at prioritizing and planning work schedules. Must have BA degree in appropriate discipline +2 years of appropriate work experience; or, education + work experience from which comparable skills and knowledge have been attained. Must have valid driver’s license and personal motor vehicle. 40 hours per week. Good benefit package. Starting salary $14.00/hr. Applications from people of color and diverse cultural groups encouraged. EOE. See website for more information. Send letter of interest, resume, and three references by December 22, 2006 to:

FHP Education and Outreach Coordinator Search 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 (No phone calls, please.) CVOEO is an equal opportunity employer.

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Director of resource Development Community College of Vermont seeks an experienced development professional with a passion for helping people improve their lives, the drive to build strong donor relationships, and the leadership to create a thriving community of philanthropy at CCV. CCV is relatively new at fundraising and intends to create a mature, effective and successful operation in a short time. The immediate focus is on annual fundraising and alumni outreach, leading to the longer-term development of a comprehensive college fundraising program. This position demands flexibility, a roll-up-your-sleeves approach, an optimistic attitude, and ability to travel throughout Vermont. Administrative support will be provided. Fulltime, starting as soon as possible, with excellent benefits and colleagues who will inspire and support your work.

A full posting and application instructions are available at Application review begins December 10, 2006.

CCV encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasingly diverse student population at CCV. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements. Applicants needing special accommodation should contact Lisa Yaeger at 241-1515 or

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Community Access Training Coordinator 37.5 hours per week Location: Montpelier, Vermont The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) seeks candidate with excellent writing skills, knowledge of the disability rights movement, ADA and Section 504 for domestic violence access project. Candidate must have excellent interviewing, presentation and facilitation skills. Must have knowledge of working with Microsoft word and Powerpoint. Ability to work on a team. Knowledge of Vermont domestic violence issues and services helpful. Criminal record check is required. If interested please send resume, three references and salary requirements to:

VCIL, 11 East State Street, Montpelier, VT 0560 Attn: Sarah by December 20, 2006. VCIL is an EOE/affirmative action employer and provides reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities and Deaf people.

NIGHT SHIFT CUSTODIAN Full-time nights Sunday through Thursday 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. cleaning College buildings including dormitories, restrooms, offices and classrooms. Must be able to work independently and follow both written and oral instructions. Custodial experience preferred as well as knowledge of floor care, carpet cleaning, cleaning chemicals and custodial equipment. Training will be provided. Valid Vermont driver’s license helpful. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical screening Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and be supportive of the mission of this Catholic, residential, liberal arts college. Saint Michael’s College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Send applications to

Office of Human Resources, Saint Michael’s College One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439.

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Community HigH SCHool of Vermont Community Inclusion Facilitator Are you looking for a challenging position where you can make a significant impact in the lives of others? We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to work closely with individuals with developmental disabilities in a one-on-one setting. These two, fully benefited, human service positions are 20 hours per week Monday - Thursday, and 32.5 hours per week Monday-Friday. Join our dynamic team, by sending your resume and cover letter to the address below or email to

Shared Living Provider Opportunities An independent young woman is seeking an active and energetic roommate who can assist her in accessing the community and with learning to increase her independent living skills. She does not currently have an apartment, and would prefer to live in Burlington or South Burlington. An older gentleman is seeking a relaxed environment with a male provider where he can enjoy time at home listening to the radio, getting out into the community to work and spending time with his friends. Both positions include a generous stipend; paid time off (respite) and ongoing support from Champlain Vocational Services. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Al Frugoli at or 802-655-0511, extension 108. Champlain Vocational Services 512 Troy Ave., Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446 802-655-0511

Correctional Instructor Agency of Human Services/Department of Corrections The Community High School of VT is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated educator to provide literacy and secondary education services at St. Johnsbury Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury, VT. The ability to work with diverse age groups with multiple learning modalities is essential. Preference will be given to those with an endorsement in Language Arts. Candidates must possess a current beginning educator’s license or professional educator’s license, by the VT Department of Education or any state education department, as a classroom teacher, plus have one year teaching experience. Successful candidate with out-of-state licensure will be required to obtain a VT Department of Education license as a contingency for completion of original probation. This is a full-time position. The base salary is $35,485 and is negotiable based on educational credentials, plus a full benefit package. For further information, contact the Community High School of VT, Department of Corrections (802) 241-2273. To apply, visit the Department of Personnel website: and apply online, or contact VT Department of Personnel, Employment Services, Osgood Building 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2801. (802) 241-4380. This position is open until filled, however, for immediate consideration, please apply by December 22, 2006. Use job code #611901. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LegisLative/ReguLatoRy anaLyst Track, monitor and analyze state legislative and regulatory measures. Conduct research and write detailed, substantive weekly reports. Superb organization, writing and analytical skills required. A strong work ethic, high energy and proficiency in MS Office applications are a must. If you are interested in an ENTRY LEVEL, full-time, challenging position, and are willing to learn and grow, this job is right for you. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits. Montpelier location. Please send resume ASP via email only to:

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS Otter Creek Associates, in collaboration with Gifford Medical Center, is seeking licensed mental health clinicians to join established, interdisciplinary mental health practice at our office located in the Bethel Health Center, a primary care setting. Opportunities available for full and part-time clinicians. Otter Creek Associates, with offices throughout the state, serves children, adolescents, adults and families. We offer individual, couples and group therapy services. We work with all insurance plans and managed care organizations. Administrative support and billing services provided. If you would like to work with a group of friendly, collaborative clinicians, pleased respond by CV to:

Practice Coordinator c/o Otter Creek Associates 86 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401 email:


27 Church St., St. Albans, VT 05478 or call 802-527-7050 by no later than December 18th.


Patricia Hayes Howard Center for Human Services 855 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Please send cover letter and resume to: Andrea Viets, Williston Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center c/o Child Care Resource 181 Commerce St., Williston, VT 05495

Blooming Minds is searching for a Lead Preschool Teacher who believes in early immersion into academics while keeping things innovative and fun! Must possess a BA in Education and have classroom management experience. We offer very competitive pay and benefits and an exciting environment! Please submit your resume/references to:

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Case Aide State of Vermont. Office of the Public Defender, St. Albans. Duties include investigative and secretarial assistance. Previous office and direct client service experience required. Part-time 25/hr/wk, permanent position with benefits. Starting salary: $12.50/hr. Must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team in a fast-paced office environment. Duties may require travel for which private means of transportation is needed. EOE.

Send resume and cover letter by Friday, December 29th to: Matthew Valerio, Defender General Office of the Defender General 6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor Montpelier, VT 05633-3301 Or email both to:

South Burlington School District

Paraeducator Level II Fred H. Tuttle Middle School Qualified candidate will have an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree, two years of college training or successful completion of competency testing; previous experience with special education; and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Deli Preparation and Server South Burlington High School Qualified candidates will have effective communication and interpersonal skills, previous experience working with food service; and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. These positions will remain open until filled. Candidates may forward their resume and three current references to:

Diane Kinnon, Human Resource Department, South Burlington School District 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 or apply at EOE

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Models Drawing & portrait class. All ages, all types. Tuesdays, 9am-12 noon. Shelburne. $16/hour. Starting January 9th.

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Thursday through Sunday, 1p.m. until 9p.m. If you are friendly, kind-hearted, reliable, and independent please send us your resume and cover letter. Please include Brown references and hourly pay requirements.


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available for farming caretaker couple on 200 acre private island. Mechanical ability, farming experience, comfort with boats and solid references necessary. Year round employment includes housing, salary and farm partnership.

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Champlain Housing Trust, serving the affordable housing needs of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, seeks a full-time Project Manager to coordinate and manage capital projects in the Multi-family, Asset Management Depar tment. • Must be able to multitask • Have excellent organizational & planning skills • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite & database management • Enjoy a fast-paced, team environment • Be committed to CHT’s membership-based model of community controlled and permanently affordable housing • background h e l l e BConstruction rown 8 6required. 5 -1 020 x 2 1


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Town Manager Stowe, Vermont

The Town of Stowe, Vermont, seeks an energetic, creative and personable professional for the position of Town Manager. With a resident population of 4339 (and seasonal increases to 10,000) Stowe is the quintessential New England community, and is renowned for scenery, cultural activities, recreation and resorts. The Manager reports to a five-member Selectboard and supervises all departments. Current operating budget is $8.7 million with 65 full-time employees. Primary responsibilities include financial management and budgeting, personnel administration / labor relations, community and intergovernmental relations, and implementation of town policies. More information and a full job description available at under marketplace. Five years management experience, high degree of tactful communication and negotiation skills, and Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline required; Master’s preferred. Hiring range $80,000 to $95,000. Please send cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Stowe Manager Search, VLCT, 89 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Resume review will begin December 15, 2006. EOE.

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a dynamic and fast-growing not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote access to primary health care for all New Hampshire and Vermont citizens with special attention to the uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid and vulnerable populations.

CLINICAL & EDUCATION SERVICES COORDINATOR The Clinical & Education Services Coordinator will plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical and education service activities for Bi-State Primary Care Association members in New Hampshire and Vermont. This includes: supporting health center activities to continue to improve health outcomes for underserved populations, promoting the use of best practices in chronic disease management, assisting with successful methods for quality improvement and risk management, supporting members with disaster preparedness activities, and facilitating member education through peer-to-peer networking, technical assistance, and formal training workshops and conferences. Baccalaureate degree required with a minimum of 3 to 5 years clinical experience in primary care. RN with current license preferred and Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Nursing, Health Education or other related field preferred. This is a full-time, exempt position that may be based in Concord, NH or Montpelier, VT. Travel is required. Bi-State provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

VT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & FINANCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR The VT Community Development & Financial Services Coordinator provides technical assistance to community health centers, rural health clinics and community-based organizations to enhance or develop new primary care access points and systems, and to maintain/improve their financial viability to provide health care to underserved populations. Baccalaureate degree required with a minimum of 3-5 years experience. Concentration in finance preferred and a Master’s degree in business preferred. This is a full-time, exempt position based in Montpelier, VT. Travel is required. Bi-State provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

VT Network Service Project Coordinator The Vermont Network Service Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting statewide primary health care network initiatives. Network initiatives may include, but not be limited to: 340B drug program, chronic care management, enrollment and outreach for public programs, and information technology/ electronic health record systems. The Project Coordinator will have responsibility for developing project plans, conducting project management and Bi-State member coordination, project communications, updates, reports and project evaluation. Baccalaureate degree is required, with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in health care and project management. Must possess strong knowledge of health care environments and the health care market place. This is a full-time, exempt position based in Montpelier, VT. Travel is required, focused primarily in VT. Bi-State provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Bi-State Primary Care Association Attention: Human Resources Office Three South Street, Concord, NH 03301 or via email to Applications will be accepted until position is filled. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Salary requirements must be included to be considered. For more information on Bi-State and a more detailed position description, please visit our website at EOE | SEVEN DAYS | december 06-13, 2006 | classifieds 51B [click on classifieds] get to work


After School Program Staff

Local Physical Therapy Company, specializing in Industrial Rehabilitation, is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant. This position will be 5 days a week consisting of a total of 20-30 hours. A majority of these hours will be in the afternoon, with closing duties at 5pm required.

The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington is looking for energetic, experienced, creative staff to work in our 4-8 grade Afterschool Program. Positions include â&#x20AC;˘ Gym Assistant â&#x20AC;˘ Homework Help, and â&#x20AC;˘ General Program Assistant. Applicants must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and be CPR and First Aid certified.

We are looking for: Proficiency in Word & Excel with ability to use Powerpoint and Publisher. Good typing skills of at least 65wpm; a proven record of attention to detail; customer oriented; team player; great attitude. Job-related testing required, along with at least three phone references.

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What we offer: Great pay; great team; fun environment; opportunity for growth

King Street Youth Center seeks a dynamic, responsible, kid-loving team player to join its Afterschool Program, working collaboratively with the Coordinator and Staff Members. Approximate hours are 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 pm, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday on regular school days, and potentially some longer days during school half-days and school vacations. Must enjoy working with kids ages 5-11; be willing and eager to play with them and to be a leader for them!

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Third Party Administrator in Williston seeks a responsible motivated individual for 15 hours/week to perform data entry of medical claims. Confidentiality and high level of accuracy is imperative. Flexible hours in a professional environment.

Restaurant: 802-862-8886 ask for Tom Cell: 781-974-3686.

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Spring Lake Ranch. Full-time position supporting clients in independent living. Some after-hours responsibilities. Experience in case management a plus.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it like to work at Healthy Living? What we strive for is a team of people who like to work hard, support each other, offer stellar customer service and go home feeling good at the end of the day. If this sounds like the kind of community youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be part of, read on!

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Be part of the ECHO Education Team to recruit, train and coordinate our dynamic pool of community volunteers. Engage in inquiry-based teaching through exhibit interpretation, presentations, live animal demonstrations and hands-on activity development. Join our growing and vibrant environmentally focused institution on the Burlington waterfront! FT with benefits. Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday schedule. and send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to: Deadline is December 18, 2006. EOE.

PPNNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide, promote, and protect voluntary choices about reproductive health for all.

A Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and at least ten years experience managing high-level financial systems, including five years of demonstrated leadership and CFO/senior leadership experience required. Health care experience, including background in third party billing required. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree and/or CPA certification preferred. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to be passionate about reproductive health care and PPNNE services required. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is the most trusted reproductive health care provider for women and teens in Northern New England. We are a three-state nonprofit with an annual budget of 18 million. Our administrative offices are located in Williston, Vermont, just a few miles from Burlington, on the shores of Lake Champlain. PPNNE offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive, team-oriented work environment. Candidates who have previously submitted their resumes are welcome to re-apply. PPNNE Human Resources 183 Talcott Road, Suite 101 Williston, VT 05495 Or email: EOE



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Spectrum Youth and Family Services are seeking

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Heindel and Noyes

Senior level position to assist in watershed analysis and fluvial processes. Knowledge of surface water and fluvial models a plus. Flexible work environment. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in appropriate field or Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree and three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; professional experience minimum requirement. Salary and benefits commensurate with professional history. Email resume & transcripts to:



dynamic, motivated and dependable individuals to join our Residential team.Applicants will provide support with mental health and substance abuse issues, life skills, crisis management and advocacy to adolescents and transition-age youth in a variety of communitybased residential settings. We are seeking both fulltime and respite staff.Variable hours including weekends & overnights. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree and/or one year experience preferred.


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DHMC is seeking highly experienced candidates with strong project management and leadership skills to assume the role of Manager, IS Applications - Finance Team. The right applicant will have substantial experience with various financial software applications, including Oracle/PeopleSoft products. You will work with personnel at all administrative levels to support, maintain, develop, implement, recommend, and promote computerized systems. DHMC is an incredible, technologically advanced academic medical center, in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire. The Medical Center is located in a spectacular setting with a new physical plant and opportunities for outstanding outdoor activities in a quaint university town environment. Outdoor sports, skiing, hiking, boating, cinema, museums and galleries are just some of the activities in the area, which still retains the charm of small town community.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

EnERgy ConSERVaTIon PRogRaM REPRESEnTaTIVE EnSave, a Richmond, Vermont-based agricultural energy-efficiency consulting firm, seeks a fourth experienced outbound caller to join our Call Center Team. The Energy Conservation Program Representative will promote several projects for California utilities. Evening calling is required.

Please call Steve or Meghan at 434-3792.

Subsidy Specialist Passion for paperwork and people? As a Subsidy Specialist you can make a difference in the lives of children by helping to determine if their family is eligible for state assistance with childcare tuition. Requires: Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree, excellent organizational and basic math skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a diverse clientele. FT with flexible benefits. Send cover letter and resume by December 13th to Child Care Resource, Attn: Kathie: 181 Commerce St., Williston, VT 05495 | SEVEN DAYS | december 06-13, 2006 | classifieds 53B [click on classifieds] MAnAger

Seventh Generation is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household products. With distribution in thousands of natural product and grocery stores nationwide, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become the authority when it comes to products that protect your health and the planet. Seventh Generation is currently looking to fill the following position in their Burlington, VT, office.

Senior e-Business Specialist/DBA


Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Jon Whittle, 282 South Main Street PO Box 711, St. Albans, VT 05478 EOE

The Senior e-Business Specialist/DBA will lead in the development and deployment of an e-Business Strategy. The e-Business strategy includes company websites, B2B, e-Commerce, electronic communication (blogs/ newsletter/loyalty program) and will provide a technical architecture and roadmap that is aligned with the strategic direction of the business. This position will also provide database back-end support of Seventh Generation databases. Seven to ten years experience in eBusiness required, degree in Business or Computer Science preferred. This position is 40 hours/week and eligible for full benefits.




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Public Areas Cleaner We are now accepting applications for a full-time position in our Housekeeping department. PM Shift.

RETAIL SALES POSITION: Upscale childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing store in Williston is looking for a friendly, responsible and outgoing person to work 20-30 hours a week (possibly including weekends). This person should have prior retail experience, enjoy taking the initiative, have an eye for detail, and love kids (and their parents)! Great pay, flexible scheduling and a fun environment. Apply with letter and resumĂŠ to:

Katharine Cohen at or call (802) 288-9570 for an interview.

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SHELBURNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL ANTICIPATED LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTES MaTH/SCIENCE TEaCHER (GRadES 6-8) Applicants must be licensed or eligible for license in science and math, and preferably middle-level endorsed. Candidates must have an ability to work on a team of three teachers. Teaching subject areas of Math and Science.

aLpHa TEaM TEaCHER (GRadES 6-8) Applicants must be licensed or eligible for license in Social Studies & Language Arts, and preferably middle-level endorsed. Candidates must have an ability to work on a team of three teachers and be willing to work in all subject areas with support from the team. Candidates will be responsible for a core of students in a multi-age setting where students work cooperatively on weekly and trimester goals.

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Our Mountain Massage Center is looking for experienced Massage Therapists. We offer our guests an inviting range of therapeutic and relaxation massages such as Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Relaxation, Sports Massage, and Soothing Aromatherapy Massage. Certiď&#x192;&#x17E;cation not required but recommended. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. 1.888.754.7684

Seventh Generation is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household products. With distribution in thousands of natural product and grocery stores nationwide, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become the authority when it comes to products that protect your health and the planet. Seventh Generation is currently looking to fill the following position in their Burlington, VT office.

Accounting Assistant The Accounting Assistant will be part of a team that has responsibility for the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions. Primary responsibilities of this role include entering invoices and issuing checks to vendors, researching and analyzing customer deductions and credits in the Accounts Receivable system, and helping to ensure prompt payments are made to vendors and received from customers. Degree program with a concentration in Finance preferred, 1-2 years related experience required. This position is 40 hours/week and eligible for full benefits.

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Development and Outreach Coordinator. Essex CHIPS (Community Helping to Inspire People to Succeed), an innovative nonprofit that promotes healthy youth development in the greater Essex community, is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual for a full-time position to work closely with current staff doing the following, all aimed at coordinating a sustainable, community-wide approach to supporting our mission of â&#x20AC;&#x153;inspiring youth to make healthy choices through youth-adult partnerships and community involvement.â&#x20AC;?: â&#x20AC;˘ Conduct community outreach: Meeting with local community groups, organizations and individuals to engage community members in identifying community problems, brainstorming solutions, and implementing community action. â&#x20AC;˘ Grassroots fundraising: Working with Board and staff to plan and implement a yearly fundraising strategy. â&#x20AC;˘ Grant writing/management: Assist the Executive Director in identifying, securing and managing grant funding. â&#x20AC;˘ Organizational marketing: Work to increase broad community awareness of CHIPS. Coordinate public relations and promotion of events and activities through personal appearances, posters, print media, presentations, and other creative methods. Participate in community discussions and local committees or groups to enhance CHIPS involvement in mission-related events and activities in the area. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational, written, and communication skills; will be proficient with basic computer applications; will value and support youth input; and will be able to work independently as well as with a diverse group of community stakeholders, including youth. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Essex CHIPS 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 or via email at



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Chinned County Rethinks its Approach to Mentally Ill Offenders; Casey Rea on the Guitar Case; Dems and Socialists Rally in Barre

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Chinned County Rethinks its Approach to Mentally Ill Offenders; Casey Rea on the Guitar Case; Dems and Socialists Rally in Barre

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