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housing types to meet a variety of Vermonters’ housing needs creates communities where all groups of society can live together and flourish. These choices accommodate everyone: the family of four, your second-grader’s teacher, the 20-year-old working at the coffee shop, your grandmother, everyone. As part of our Vermont Neighborhoods Project ( projects/tvn.htm), the Forum partners with members of the housing community to demonstrate how this type of development can

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Mackay is executive director of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl. MOBILE HOME NEEDS I read your various articles on mobile homes or manufactured housing (MH) communities with great interest [“A Place to Call Mobile Home,” June 22]. The articles followed closely the Colchester meeting of the

Governor’s Council on Mobile Homes, which I also attended . . . If predatory lending is in fact occurring in Vermont — and as past chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute’s Financial Services Division, the national MH trade organization, I am involved in reviewing these matters — very little of this activity actually occurs. Further, I gather Tom Conlon of the State Banking Dept. would gladly prosecute any such transgressors. My experience tells me most folks not actively involved in MH


in-park lending fail to understand the true loan performance considerations involved. Were they to do so, perhaps their conclusions, as it impacts interest rates, might be different. While today’s Vermont in-park values and resales seem strong, national lenders are still getting repos and taking strong losses on them here. The second point, proclaiming by legal fiat that chattel lending shall become realty secured, omits real elements possessed by real estate, which are not merely words. Without the ownership and almost total control of the underlying realty in leasehold communities, the homeowner lacks what all mortgaged real estate owners enjoy: the undivided use and enjoyment of the land, and its appreciation. Certainly, the nonprofits have helped in that regard by buying the parks for the residents. But most communities purchased by the nonprofits, while managed by them, do not in fact belong to the residents. The residents have traded a for-profit owner for a nonprofit owner. While this has been a positive development in many cases, it has yet to fulfill all it promised. Vermont’s MH in-park housing stock is very old, money by the nonprofits to create improvements has been in short supply, and the reality of MH functional obsolescence is evident everywhere. This means homes and infrastructure continue to deteriorate, with little

relief in sight. I will say that very little has changed since those days in the 1970s when I sat on the Governor’s Council on MH. The topics and problems seem eerily similar . . . Precious little has been done to create more and better MH communities. Rather, the state has discouraged private enterprise from contributing, while setting up a system of nonprofits that, while beneficial overall, have shown little ability to create new parks, or even make serious park improvements, such as I’m seeing by private owners in many other states. Nonprofits seem not to be the entire answer. One thing I think I can heartily agree on with your articles is that more parks are seriously needed in this high housing-cost state. At some point in the future, the courts and people of good conscience will determine that all of society’s classes deserve to live in each and every town and city in Vermont . . . The outward appearance is that the discrimination is against the housing type “trailers.” But we all know that at the heart of the matter, it is to keep out “those people.” If I am still alive 30 years from now, will the same article still be being written? I hope not. Martin (Marty) V. Lavin BURLINGTON

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reat timing by the Republican National Senatorial Committee, eh? The RNSC began its official involvement in the 2006 Vermont U.S. Senate race by putting out a press release in early June painting Independent candidate Bernie Sanders, our eight-term congressman, as one of the most ineffective members of the U.S. House. Since then, Ol’ Bernardo has enjoyed what is arguably his most effective and successful month on Capitol Hill. Bernie of Burlington was lead sponsor and chief mover-and-shaker on three controversial anti-Bush floor amendments. That may not be unusual in itself, but the result was: The GOP-controlled House passed all three — repeat, all three — Sanders amendments, despite strong White House opposition! The first was to remove Big Brother’s nose from the personal, private, library reading habits of American citizens under the guise of fighting terrorism. Thank you. The second was to block the U.S. Export-Import Bank from guaranteeing a $5 billion loan to a foreign-owned company that will build nuclear reactors in China. Thank you. And the third was a successful, tri-partisan coalition-building effort by Sanders to stop the Bush administration’s plans to close down 58 flight-service stations across the country, including the one in Burlington. The Bush team decided on its own to privatize the service, awarding a $1.9 billion contract to Lockheed-Martin. More than 1000 flight safety professionals would be out of work. Sanders told “Inside Track” his amendment protecting personal library records was “the first effort to start to derail some of the unconstitutional provisions in the Patriot Act.” The second Sanders amendment blocking the U.S. Export-Import Bank offshore nuke loan was, in Bernie’s view a “huge” win. “It is a $5 billion loan to Westinghouse Electric, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British government,” said Sanders. “It will build nuclear power plants in China for a state-owned Chinese company which is implicated in providing nuclear secrets to Pakistan and Iran. Other than that,” said Bernie sarcastically, “I thought it was a very good project!” Keep up the ineffectiveness, will ya? No word from the RNSC on the Vermont Independent’s three House victories in June. Even WGOP, er, WCAX-TV News took notice of Bernie’s third one, and had their Washington intern get an interview that made their news. It even ran before sports! Richie the Robot — Old-timers will know this from the St. Michael’s basketball glory days of the 1960s, but it’ll be news for recent arrivals in the Green Mountains. Richard Tarrant, IDX cofounder and chairman, and the Republican who quietly filed official papers on Friday announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, was known during his all-star college basketball career as “Richie the Robot.” Funny. Mr. Tarrant did not mention his old jockster nickname in the Friday press

release, which recounted his “all-American career” at St. Mike’s that wrapped up with a Division II Final Four appearance in 1965. Tarrant, as he proudly noted in his press release, was also top scorer. Had a deadly accurate shot. And the timing of his press release, on the Friday afternoon before the July 4th weekend, was as perfect as his ball release once was. Deadly accurate, too. Tarrant’s first official campaign press move received little media attention. The law required him to announce the formation of the “Tarrant ’06 Exploratory Committee” because he has raised more than $5000 for the campaign. Unfortunately for some — but fortunately for Tarrant — what little press the announcement did garner neglected to mention the juiciest part. That was Tarrant’s letter to the Secretary of the Senate, as required by federal election law, in which he declares his intention to spend at least $500,000 of his own cash in the GOP primary period, and at least another $500,000 in the general election! In the press release, Campaign Treasurer Mike Flynn states, “Rich Tarrant is not a politician. He’s a different kind of community leader.” Yes, he certainly is. So the spin is, we’re supposed to send a robot to do a politician’s job? Interesting. The Bush Speech — Last week’s edition went to press before our president addressed the nation, and a sitting-at-attention, non-cheering audience of troops from the 82nd Airborne, from a podium at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Incidentally, we incorrectly called them “Marines” last week. You’d have to go to Camp Lejeune to find Marines. Ft. Bragg is U.S. Army Airborne: “All the way, sir!” Like many others, we were both surprised and relieved Tuesday night that Karl Rove did not turn it into a campaign-style event. Still, presidents traditionally give serious, “to the nation” speeches from the Oval Office. The Rovian touch was seen in the choice of American soldiers as visual props. The speech? Mr. Bush went to the well — six times. His first raising of the bloody flags of 9/11 came just 61 seconds in. Interesting that the biggest chunk of the TV audience that night comprised people who call themselves Republicans. Democrats and Independents apparently couldn’t take another dishonest speech by the president who tricked us into war. Now many Republicans have heard enough, too. Thanks, George.

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that have never received federal funding before, according to Peter Moore, IYD’s director of the Compassion Capital Fund Project. A review of past IYD grant recipients reveals that some of them are not overtly political or religious in nature, such as the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and the Shalom Zone Nonprofit Association,

Island’s Newsday, in the 1980s and early ’90s Smith spoke in favor of mandatory HIV testing for all U.S. soldiers but opposed guaranteeing their confidentiality. As Garrett wrote on a 2002 online forum for the group, Journalists Against AIDS, Smith wanted soldiers who tested HIV-positive to be restricted to U.S. soil and immediately inves-

Taxpayers will spend $170 million this year to teach children such “facts” as: I Pregnancy occurs once every seven times a couple has sex with a condom. I Sweat and tears can transmit HIV. I One in 10 women who have an abortion become sterile. I Human cells have 48 chromosomes I Premarital sex makes a marriage more likely to fail. I Men need “admiration” while women need “financial support”. Source: “The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education,” U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, December 2004.

a temporary shelter for homeless youth in Seattle, Washington. But many other groups funded by IYD have an obvious political or ideological agenda. For example, the website for Life Choices of Phillipsburg, N.J., calls abortion “the modern-day holocaust.” CareNet of the Palouse, of Moscow, Idaho, offers free counseling to women who are considering an abortion — its website lists more than 20 “common post-abortion symptoms” — though its counselors are neither professionals nor licensed by the State of Idaho. And the Abstinence and Marriage Education Partnership of Wheeling, Illinois, another 2005 IYD grant recipient, opposes the development of a vaccine for Human Papillomavirus, a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. The group’s director claims that such a vaccine would encourage young people to have premarital sex. Moore says that IYD does not review the accuracy of the scientific and medical data that its grantees distribute to their clients or post on the Internet. Nor, he claims, are IYD grant applicants required to adhere to a particular religious or political viewpoint. Grantees, he says, need only be registered as a nonprofit group and be “doing work that is suitable under their grant, such as helping troubled kids, helping unwed mothers or helping promote healthy and happy marriages.” Moore insists that IYD grant recipients “don’t have to take any kind of pledge of allegiance to our principles.” Nevertheless, IYD’s political leanings are easy to discern. The organization was founded in 1996 by its current president, Shepherd Smith. Although no relation to the Fox News anchor, he’s a selfdescribed evangelical Christian, “true-blue conservative Republican . . . [and] part of the right-wing conspiracy.” Before founding IYD, Smith founded and served as president of another group, Americans for a Sound AIDS/HIV Policy. According to Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter with Long

tigated for homosexuality. “Mr. Smith believed that a sort of ‘gay mafia’ was controlling U.S. public health responses to HIV,” Garrett writes, and favored mandatory HIV testing for all health providers and dentists, with the names of those who test positive to be made publicly available. Last year, the Minnesota AIDS Project included Smith on its “Anti-Gay Health’s ‘Most Wanted’ List.” The list included members of the Religious Right who are “responsible for undermining efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS,” and promote “junk science masquerading as legitimate medical advice.” As the largest grant recipient of faith-based funding through HHS, IYD is also one of the nation’s largest advocates of abstinenceonly education. Critics have identified a host of scientifically faulty data that’s being taught in abstinence-only programs across the country, including claims that condoms do not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, 50 percent of gay teens are HIV-positive, and HIV is present in human tears and sweat. According to Moore, this is IYD’s first visit to the Green Mountain State; the organization has never issued a grant to a Vermont-based group. Has IYD ever funded an organization that is pro-choice? Moore says it’s possible, though he couldn’t think of an example. When asked if a group like Planned Parenthood of Northern New England would be eligible for a community-based grant through IYD, Moore says probably not, since IYD prefers to give money to community groups that have never received any federal funding. 쩾

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Vermonters Want to Give Peace a Chair BY KEN PICARD

up a federal peace agency in the executive branch. Its cabinetlevel secretary would report directly to the president. Fifty-

If we set aside just one dollar for every $200 that Vermont taxpayers send to Washington each year for the national defense budget, we could easily establish a Department of Peace here in Vermont. — JON SCHOTTLAND

four members of Congress signed onto that bill, including Rep. Bernie Sanders. It is expected to be reintroduced in the House on September 14. Dot Maver of Burlington is executive director of The Peace Alliance. “It’s an idea whose time has come,” she says. Maver is also the former national campaign manager of Kucinich’s 2004 presi-


BURLINGTON — The National Security Act of 1947, which established the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency, also changed the name of the U.S. Department of War to the U.S. Department of Defense. With an Orwellian stroke of the pen, U.S. military muscle could now be used to further American foreign-policy goals using the justification that it was in the interest of protecting homeland security. But now, a group of Vermonters has launched an effort to create a new governmental agency founded on the principles of nonviolent conflict resolution. “Vermonters for a Department of Peace” is a nascent grassroots campaign that is trying to set up a state agency in Montpelier that would coordinate and fund programs that reduce societal violence and promote a culture of respect, cooperation and safety. The group plans to draft a bill for the next legislative session and find lawmakers who are willing to sponsor it. They’re holding the second of two meetings in Burlington on July 9 to discuss the idea and solicit suggestions from the public. The Vermont initiative is part of a nationwide campaign to create departments of peace at both the state and federal levels. Currently, five other states are considering similar proposals, including New Mexico, where a state Department of Peace bill has been pending in the legislature since 2003. The effort for a U.S. Department of Peace is being coordinated by the nonprofit group The Peace Alliance. The idea was spearheaded in 2001 by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D–Ohio), who introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to set

dential campaign. Unlike the Department of Homeland Security, which coordinates intelligence gathering and security operations for thousands of federal, state and local agencies, there is no comparable government office that oversees and funds programs that reduce societal violence, Maver says. A U.S. Department of Peace would have both domestic and international components, she adds. Internationally, the agency would focus on identifying and addressing the root causes of violence and armed conflict, such as poverty, racism, human-rights violations economic injustice. and Domestically, it would coordinate and fund programs with a proven record for reducing violent behavior, such as restorative-justice boards, school anti-bullying campaigns, elder- and childabuse prevention programs and so on. Putney resident Jon Schottland, who is helping to coordinate the Vermont campaign, says a state-level agency would be relatively inexpensive. “If we set aside just one dollar for every $200 that Vermont taxpayers send to Washington each year for the national defense budget, we could easily establish a Department of Peace here in Vermont,” he says. As of May 2005, Vermont taxpayers contributed more than $316 million to the Iraq War alone, according to National Priorities Project in Northampton, Massachusetts. 쩾

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We Are the Children of the Camp is performed by children, but it isn’t exactly kids’ stuff. Presented last week in Burlington, Montpelier and Glover, the work is adapted from the improvisations of 11 Palestinian children, ages 10 to 16, from the Al-Rowwad Theatre Group of Bethlehem. It recounts the history of the Palestinian people told through their own eyes, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 until the recent peace talks. Using music, dance and pantomime, the children act out scenes of daily life in the refugee camps, from playing amid gunfire to the humiliations of military checkpoints. Many of the play’s images and themes are violent and intense, including video sequences of explosions, street warfare and soldiers assaulting civilians. At times its language is provocative, even incendiary, and the play has been criticized for using children as a mouthpiece for anti-Israel propaganda. But it’s not essential that everyone agree with its message, said AlRowwad director AbdelFattah Abu-Srour. “This is what we live, and it has to come out,” he said. “If people don’t recognize that, how we can we talk about peace and love and justice?” KEN PICARD

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going on, science is telling us that sexual orientation is not “chosen,” much less a “lifestyle,” but genetic, as evidenced by a recent study of the sex lives of fruit flies. I don’t know how many of you saw that story, but it’s really, really scary, and something needs to be done about it. A report from Austria’s Academy of Sciences — Austria, don’t forget, was ruled for centuries by the Spanish branch of the Habsburg family — last month concluded “definitively that sexual behavior in fruit flies is genetically governed.” This declaration led Dr. James Dobson, Christian founder and chairman of the right-wing “Focus on the Family,” to issue a press release. “Gay Activists Twist Fruit Fly Study,” Dr. Dobson proclaimed, while at the same time urgently reassuring the faithful, “Despite what you may have heard in the media, a report on the sexual genetics of fruit flies has no bearing on human experience.” Dr. Dobson is a PhD, incidentally, not a medical doctor or a scientist of any kind. But never mind: God speaks through Dobson, as He does through President Bush, who supports a bill currently before the Alabama legislature that would ban the use of state funds to purchase any books or other materials that “promote homosexuality” in public school libraries. The bill’s sponsor, Montgomery Republican Gerald Allen, says, “We have to protect our young people!” And who can argue with that? Allen thinks it would “probably be OK” to keep Shakespeare on the shelves, but Alice Walker, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Edmund White and Gore Vidal have got to go. Not a minute too soon! Science isn’t through with its evil work. At a zoo in Bremerhaven, Germany, three out of five existing pairs of “endangered Humboldt penguins” — what you might call “married” penguins — turn out to be male. “The zoo had been mystified as to why [the] penguins had failed to breed,” according to reports, “until they realized that the males had paired off together . . . Last year, two of the male pairs spent months sitting on a stone instead of an egg.” Good heavens, what next? “The central question is, are our penguins really gay, or is it simply a lack of opportunity?” asks the zoo’s director, Heike Kück. “So far the males have scarcely thrown the females a single glance. The men have had the opportunity but haven’t done it.” Of course, says Dr. Kück, “If the penguins really are gay, then obviously they can stay gay.” But this is just what you’d expect from Germany, isn’t it? Germany was once ruled by — well, never mind that, either, but the word begins with “N.” Get it? As Gay Pride Day approaches in Vermont on Saturday, go see War of the Worlds if you want to know what redblooded Americans are really like. It’s that same “N” word, I’m afraid, but don’t quote me. I have enough trouble already, looking for a fruit fly that might understand. 쩾

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ne of the oddest things about War of the Worlds, Steven Spielberg’s latest high-tech, doom-and-redemption, all-schmaltz disaster picture, which “broke box-office records” over the weekend, is that the aliens who invade from space to destroy Our Way of Life seem a tad too stupid for the job. That is, they have no notion of reality “on the ground,” as it were. “Blood-drinking monsters from outer space who haven’t heard about HIV?” Peter Preston wonders in the Guardian of London. “Earth invasion plans a million years in the plotting that forgot to factor in microbe immunity? A U.S. army that never panics, but just keeps shouting, ‘Move along there!’ as though it were winding up a Live 8 concert? Tom Cruise singing, ‘Hushabye Mountain’ . . . as thousands die 50 yards away? This is tosh.” Tosh or not, I can understand the aliens’ confusion about science, because, down here, we’re a little confused about it ourselves. Many Americans disapprove of science altogether when it clashes with their “values,” by which of course they mean their religious values. These people think science is just dandy when it keeps brain-dead women alive for 15 years after their natural expiration date, sends rockets to the moon, develops a pill to ensure penile erection or provides artificial limbs for children blown to pieces in Iraq — but not, you know, if it goes against the Bible. Schizophrenic? Maybe, but let’s not use technical terms for people of faith. In regard to War of the Worlds, I suspect that Spielberg’s multilegged aliens have no religion at all, and certainly not the “right” one, fundamentalist Christianity. Otherwise God would surely have spared them at the end of the movie and taught them to focus their murderous attack on those of us who really deserve it: “liberals,” “activist judges,” Darwinists, Planned Parenthood, stem-cell researchers, pharmacists who dispense birth control to shameless sluts, Jane Fonda and “Deep Throat.” And, above all, “homosexuals,” those bad, bad Americans who are doing everything in their power to snatch innocent babies from the cradle and turn them into perverts. Disgusting! Now that gay marriage is about to be legalized in Canada, our sinister neighbor to the north — which, as of last week, also stopped selling us drugs on the cheap! — there’s no telling what might happen if God’s army doesn’t get on the march. Gay unions have already been legalized in Spain — Spain, of all places, former home of brave conquistadors, General Franco and the Inquisition — as well as in Belgium and Holland. And, while all this is

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Dear Cecil, Why don’t trees grow on the Great Plains? If there’s enough rain and sun to grow grass, what’s stopping the forest from taking over, say, Kansas? workerant, via email Persons of the urban smarty-pants persuasion are now thinking: Duh. Everybody knows that if you have a little rain, you can grow little plants; if you have a lot of rain, you can grow big plants. The Great Plains are dry, so of course all that grows there is grass. Except it’s not that simple, you knuckleheads. True, the plains themselves — anything west of Omaha, say — are too arid to support trees. But that doesn’t explain the “prairie peninsula.” By this we mean the immense wedge of grassland that extends eastward from the Great Plains through Iowa and Illinois, over parts of Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin, and into western Indiana, with isolated patches in Michigan and Ohio. In terms of average annual rainfall, this area, or at least the eastern end of it, doesn’t differ significantly from the regions to the immediate north, south and east, which prior to European settlement were dense woods. Trees can and do grow in the peninsula — the Illinois prairie, for example, was originally 30 percent trees, mostly clustered along riverbanks and in scattered groves. The rest, though, consisted of grasses reaching 10 to 12 feet in height, and for that reason the region is classified as tallgrass prairie, the characteristic grassland east of the 98th meridian. So while the popular portrayal of blinking pioneers emerging from the forest primeval to behold an uninterrupted sea of grass is a bit exaggerated, the change in vegetation was sufficiently abrupt that many were moved to wonder: What gives? Some guesses: • It’s too dry. Not true on average, as I say, but — key distinction — true episodically, a matter to which I’ll return. • The soil won’t support trees. A plausible but completely wrong idea that caused many early settlers to bypass some of the most fertile land in the world to reach the distant forests of Oregon. (Granted, the prairie was a bear to cultivate prior to John Deere’s

invention of the self-scouring steel plow in 1837.) It’s now reasonably well established that prairie soil is not the cause but the result of prairie vegetation. • The trees were blown down by the wind. We’ll pass silently by this conjecture, attributed to newspaper editor Horace Greeley, except to say that the prevailing westerlies do have something to do with the matter. • The Indians burned down the forest. Seemingly another dumb-ass idea, but actually an important part of the truth. The real story, or so it now seems, emerged piecemeal over a century and may rightly be regarded as one of the triumphs of the science of ecology. The question was squarely framed and partly answered in a classic 1935 paper entitled “The Prairie Peninsula,” by botanist Edgar Transeau. Numerous others have made important contributions since, as summarized in a 2003 paper by weather scientists Stanley Changnon, Ken Kunkel and Derek Winstanley. The chief factors: • Drought. Notwithstanding relatively plentiful average rainfall, the prairie peninsula suffers from severe drought 50 to 200 percent more often than the surrounding forests. • Dry season. In contrast to forest regions, which have relatively uniform precipitation throughout the year, the prairie peninsula is noticeably drier in late fall and winter. • High ratio of evaporation to precipitation. A key insight of Transeau’s, this one gets a little technical, but the main idea is that despite abundant rain, plants dry out faster in the prairie peninsula due to wind, temperature and so on. • Flat terrain. The prairie offered few natural barriers and particularly — you see where I’m going with this — few natural firebreaks. • Lightning. After Florida and the Gulf Coast, the prairie peninsula has electrical storms more often than any other region in the U.S. • Fire. There seems little question that recurring fire promoted by periodic dry spells was the central formative feature of the prairie. How the majority of fires got started remains a matter of debate. Native Americans evidently torched the prairie frequently to create more desirable grazing land for game. Other blazes were started by lightning, which often struck the highest thing around, namely the trees. Whatever their cause, the fires were certainly dramatic, racing across the prairie at speeds of up to 15 to 20 kilometers per hour and incinerating vast tracts. Forests were slow to recover from the destruction, but prairie grasses, whose seeds and buds remained cool a few inches below the scorched surface, were back the next year. Grasses, in short, thrived because they were better adapted to the stressful prairie environment than trees, surviving everything except civilization’s appetite for arable land. CECIL ADAMS

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ebecca Before has milked more than 50,000 pounds of moo juice in her 20 years — an impressive feat, but not the one that helped her clinch the title of reigning Vermont State Dairy Princess. What really gave the Newport native the edge during June — National Dairy Month — was a little Napoleon Dynamite-type know-how. Like that instant cult classic’s redheaded hero, who can detect traces of bleach and onion in milk, Before is uncannily clever about cows and their byproducts. “I’ve always had raw milk on the farm,” she says, “and it’s never more than 48 hours old. To me, storebought milk tastes funny.” So when Before heard the call for a state “dairy princess” — a recently resurrected tradition that lay fallow for two decades — she decided to focus on the “educational” portion of the application process. She proposed gathering authentic dairy foods and imposters, such as soy yogurt and light butter made with vegetable oil, and staging a taste test. She demonstrated the deal at last month’s pageant. “I named it ‘Do You Know Your Real Seal?’” says Before. “The biggest giveaway is when the first person takes the first sip and goes, ‘Yuck!’ I guess we know which one’s not dairy.” The idea, along with Before’s background in bovine matters, helped her beat Brattleboro’s Katherine Fellows, the other contestant in the competition. “Rebecca did a great job with the audience participation,” says the Holstein Association USA’s Lisa Perrin. “Plus, she’s very passionate about the dairy industry — you have to have a passion for it.” Perrin hails from western New York, where, she says, nearly every county names an annual dairy princess. When she moved to Vermont last November, she discovered that the state had no such royalty of its own — such pageants petered out some 20 years ago. So Perrin decided to organize a contest in which the crowning of the winner would coincide with Brattleboro’s annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade & Festival in early June, when more than 85 cows are herded along Main Street. Though there were only two applicants for the princess title this year, Perrin hopes that more young women will enter next year. Contestants, aged 16 to 24, have to be either dairyfarm residents or sponsored by a dairy farm. In the meantime, Before plans to hoof it to as many places as possible, spreading the butter, milk, cheese and yogurt news to Vermonters and tourists alike. In the fall, she’ll bring her taste test to schools, but first to summer fairs — a circuit she knows well. “Becky started showing cows when she was 4,” says her mother, Lori, “Of course, the cows were much bigger than she was . . . she’s always been really good at promoting the dairy business.” According to the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council, by 2003 there were 148,000 milk cows on Vermont farms, producing an average of 17,431 pounds of milk a year. While Vermont dairy farmers export more than 90 percent of their milk — most of it to southern New England — the stuff that’s left behind gets bottled up by places such as Monument Farms in Weybridge, processed into Cabot or Shelburne Farms cheese, and mixed into homemade creams and yogurts. Then there are the farms that produce cheese and yogurt from sheep, goats and water buffaloes; all told, the state’s dairy receipts totaled $418 million in 2001, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture census. It may appear to be a bullish market, but Vermont still lags behind such dairy dynamos as Wisconsin, California and Idaho, and the number of dairy farms has dropped from 11,206 in 1947 to fewer than 1500 today. So Before says she hopes to remind fairgoers about the importance — and the disappearance of — the family farm in Vermont.

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FROM LEFT: REBECCA BEFORE, 2005 VERMONT STATE DAIRY PRINCESS, LISA PERRIN, VERMONT STATE DAIRY PRINCESS COORDINATOR, KATHERINE FELLOWS, 2005 VERMONT ALTERNATE DAIRY PRINCESS. It’s a subject that’s close to her heart. On a recent morning, she shows the way around her family’s Agawam Farm, a cluster of red-and-white buildings that sit on a hill in the Northeast Kingdom, not far from Lake Memphremagog. In the main barn and milking barn, home to 128 “head,” most of the cows are lying down, chewing their cud; one of Before’s own heifers, named Roxy, has just given birth to a bull calf.

Her father Martin and older brother Alan currently take care of most of the milking duties at Agawam, shipping between 6500 and 7500 pounds of milk every other day. Before predicts that her 18-year-old sister Rachel will one day take over the operation. But whatever happens to the farm, Before says dairy will always be an important part of her life. She’s definitely got a nose for it.

I’ve always had raw milk on the farm, and it’s never more than 48 hours old. To me, store-bought milk tastes funny. STATE DAIRY PRINCESS REBECCA BEFORE

Feeding bovine babies is one of Before’s earliest memories. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh! They’re slimy!” she says. “But I’ve always enjoyed farming, and I like to bring about awareness about dairy.” But that doesn’t mean Before wants to take over the farm. The University of Vermont junior is majoring in nursing — she’s probably the only wannabe RN who also belongs to UVM’s Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management, or CREAM, which manages its own herd of cows. Asked about her career choice, bitterness creeps into Before’s voice when she explains it’s “because of the lack of respect and appreciation for someone who works 24/7, 52 weeks of the year and gets the least recognition possible. Farmers fight every day to make ends meet . . . A lot of them either have to expand or sell out.”

Vermont’s Dairy Princess finds a shady spot in the grass outside the farmhouse to prove her taste-testing talents with a blind sampling of Vermont and nonVermont dairy products. She immediately identifies cheese No. 1 (Cabot sharp) as the real Green Mountain deal, despite the fact that cheese No. 2, from Kraft, claims to be “Vermont sharp.” The milk choices, one from Booth Brothers and one from the Shaw’s private label, are a bit tougher. “Honestly, they both taste a little oxidized,” she says, “like they’ve been sitting on a store shelf.” “Yes!” — to borrow an exclamation from Napoleon Dynamite. Before’s favorite dairy product is not part of today’s competition. “That would have to be ice cream,” she says. “I’m particularly fond of strawberry.” m

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odayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rural Vermonters think nothing of driving an hour to see a stage show in Burlington, Middlebury or Montpelier. Not so in the old days, when drama was a delivery business. Before everyone had an automobile, traveling theater troupes brought all kinds of entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; vaudeville, opera, serious plays and comedies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to town halls, opera houses and granges across the state. Starting around 1880, the host venue typically provided a stage and â&#x20AC;&#x153;sceneryâ&#x20AC;? in the form of hand-painted stage curtains. Most towns had between one and four ide-

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ous, far-flung Vermont towns, including Albany, Guilford, Hardwick, Barnet and Pawlet. Last week, in stifling heat, the conservation crew was hard at work on three of the four in the old town hall in Huntington. All of the Huntington hangings are works of Charles Washington Henry, Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prolific curtain painter. Hadsel has found about 50 of his creations across the state, including one waiting in the wings in Westford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After a while you can recognize â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scenes. He loves Super strength blues,â&#x20AC;? says Hadsel, gesturing to a large garproducts from den scene that takes up NYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest spa! an entire wall in the basement room, which was a workshop all last week. On the opposite wall, Peter Isles is painting over water stains on a large, sus*-$*/ $*%$" "$) $"+$ (% >;EE pended muslin tableau &3G>3AD8 G-AB3@6;@FDA6G5;@9#GD36 of a generic downtown. 2x8-Showflake_cmyk070605 7/1/05 10:27 AM Page 1 Huntingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;grand 40 Main St. Burlington 802.861.7500 M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5 CHARLES drape,â&#x20AC;? which is too WASHINGTON HENRY large to hang, is spread out face down on a 2x5-mirror070605.indd 1 7/1/05 1:55:42 PM table in the middle of the room. One textile conservator is sponging the surface clean while another worker mends and reinforces the edges. An earlier snapshot of the curtain reveals itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pastoral scene featuring an arched bridge and a horse-drawn carriage. Born in Guilford, Henry may have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;our main man in Vermont curtain painting,â&#x20AC;? as Hadsel puts it. But the self-taught artist was also a playwright and performer. He incorporated all his talents on stage, in family traveling shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make a small painting while baby Grace sang a song,â&#x20AC;? Hadsel explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d auction off the artwork.â&#x20AC;? Appropriately, the performance artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gravestone in Ferrisburgh memorializes him as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;show man.â&#x20AC;? Henry eventually settled in Vergennes, but Hadsel recently tracked down his descendents in Essex Junction. At her urging, great-granddaughter Kay Gannon unearthed family photographs of Henry in his heyday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; images that will no doubt accompany an exhibit of his curtains at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn in fall 2006. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a wonderful picture of him in blackface with a banjo,â&#x20AC;? Hadsel notes. Hadsel says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned as much about Vermont social history in the last two years Food, Live Music, as she has about curtain conservation techniques and fundraising. She more than Beer & Wine Garden, matched a federal â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tethered Balloon Rides Treasuresâ&#x20AC;? grant with $150,000 in local monies. & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner The project has also been a crash course Activities begin at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in how Vermont towns are structured â&#x20AC;&#x201D; literally. In Huntington, Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curtains Presented by: are headed for the newly renovated â&#x20AC;&#x153;library,â&#x20AC;? formerly the Union Meeting House. But a contingent believes they should stay where they were, in the seriously sagging town hall. Either way, the draperiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; encore performance will likely help set the stage for future community building. m At the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

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alized â&#x20AC;&#x153;landscapesâ&#x20AC;? to choose from: urban street scenes, dramatic seascapes, frontier interiors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even Western covered-wagon scenes and Roman chariot races were rendered in vivid detail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The general purpose of the curtains was romance,â&#x20AC;? says Chris Hadsel, former executive director of the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was as long ago and far away as anybody was ever going to get.â&#x20AC;? But as the entertainment landscape changed and travel became more accessible, the colorful community curtains started coming down. Some ended up in the dump, but many more were rolled up and stuffed into musty municipal closets, attics and crawl spaces. Until six years ago, that is, when Hadsel started making inquiries about them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town halls were pretty organized,â&#x20AC;? but â&#x20AC;&#x153;granges werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at the time,â&#x20AC;? she recalls, noting her first communications were pre-email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who knew we had this large number of interesting cultural items that nobody was paying any attention to?â&#x20AC;? Or that more and more would keep turning up? The latest curtain call, from Canaan, allegedly depicts jazz musicians in silhouette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a real treasure hunt.â&#x20AC;? With an initial $30,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Hadsel launched a preservation project known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painted Theater Curtains of Vermont.â&#x20AC;? In the past two years, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overseen the â&#x20AC;&#x153;stabilizationâ&#x20AC;? of 80 theatrical curtains â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of 160 located so far â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in numer-

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The Interviewer Talks Back


ran Stoddard does something for a living that nobody else around here gets to do. Lots of people talk politics on TV. She talks about art — with people who make it. For four years the Williston resident has been the producer and host of “Profile,” the half-hour interview show that airs Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Vermont Public Television. Stoddard has sat across the table from such creative luminaries as novelists Russell Banks and E.L. Doctorow, Vermont State Poet Grace Paley, New Yorker cartoonist and Brookfield resident Ed Koren and musician Bruce Cockburn. This month, we thought we’d turn the table on Stoddard and ask her the questions: SEVEN DAYS: You’re an award-winning producer/ director of educational and public-relations videos. How’d you get into the talk-show business? FRAN STODDARD: My first shot at an interview show was at Channel 22 in the early ’80s. There was a fiveminute interview program I did for a while, and a Sunday morning half-hour I hosted a few times. I was a commercial producer, but at that station you could do just about anything you put your mind to. By the way, I don’t consider myself a talk-show host. It’s a different form where there are usually several guests and a “personality” at the helm. I’m just an interviewer, or interview show host.

Writers in general usually make very good guests because they are in the business of articulating ideas and feel comfortable talking about them. FRAN STODDARD, “PROFILE” HOST

SD: When did “Profile” debut, and who was your first guest? FS: It debuted in October 2001 with the very gracious Paul Winter, who had no idea it was my first live-to-tape half-hour interview in decades. SD: How do you select your guests? FS: The original mandate for the show was to choose guests who have made a significant contribution; whose names are likely familiar but not available in a more personal way. An important part of the way I choose guests is in their diversity, so I don’t get tied into one type. I work on a diversity of gender, race, occupation, issue and geography in the region. I also choose a few from outside the region who I think would appeal to our audience. SD: How many interviews have you done now? FS: For “Profile,” 142. SD: You interview all sorts of artists. Does one type tend to make a better guest? FS: Poets offer a wonderful interview. They have such deep and fresh views of the world. Writers in general usually make very good guests because they are in the business of articulating ideas and feel comfortable talking about them. SD: Who are some of your favorite guests so far? FS: Guests who reveal a lot of soul; who are clearly wise as well as smart. Katherine Paterson’s depth of spirit and palpable grace were striking. Jamaica Kincaid [and] Grace Paley . . . are wonderfully feisty, alive women. I have interviewed quite a number of remarkable elder treasures in our community — Big Joe Burrell, Ruth Stone, Blanche Moyse, Phil Hoff . . . I am grateful to

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FRAN STODDARD guests who have no agenda and generously take the time to share their stories with us anyway. Wolf Kahn, Ed Koren and [NPR “Weekend Edition” host] Liane Hansen come to mind. SD: What’s the most difficult interview you’ve done? FS: Last year Steve Goldberg was having a retrospective of his plays and his wife, Rachel Bissex, had just put out a CD. It seemed that her cancer had retreated, but she went into a serious relapse a week or two before the interview was scheduled. They decided to go ahead with it, and I asked them if they were willing to talk about coping with a potentially fatal illness. I didn’t want to be exploitive, but I knew they were capable of offering experiences most of us have not had to deal with. It was difficult for all of us, but also very powerful. SD: If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be? FS: I almost got Bill Moyers. I have so much admiration for him. That would still give me great joy. SD: Who’s been the most unlike what you expected? FS: Tim O’Brien and Jamaica Kincaid and E.L. Doctorow had reputations that could put fear into the heart of any interviewer. My experience with them was delightful . . . SD: Who do you think is the best interviewer out there? FS: There are many good interviewers. I admire interviewers who come from a place of knowledge. I don’t like the current, aggressive, let’s-find-their-weakness, let’s embarrass-and-see-where-it-goes style. I don’t shy away from hard questions, but my interest is in finding out what makes extraordinary neighbors tick. How are they viewing the world? How do they work, find inspiration? That is much more valuable information to me than the so-called entertainment of seeing someone knocked down.

SD: Have you ever thought about getting a trademark gimmick, like the way Barbara Walters makes her guests cry? FS: No. If there’s any trademark, it’s that I do a lot of research and I actually read an author’s books. I like to look at the scope of a person’s life, not just the latest thing they’ve done. SD: Why do you think there isn’t a national arts interview show? FS: It’s a good idea, though not particularly marketable in today’s media environment. SD: Has anyone ever refused to answer one of your questions? FS: No one has ever refused outright, but I have stumped some people or they have skirted questions and, in a live-to-tape situation, you can only try to come back to a question two or three times in innovative ways. Journalists can badger the heck out of people to get the bite they are looking for, but it doesn’t play well on live TV. SD: If you could work for any national show or broadcast outlet, which would it be? FS: I like being affiliated with public broadcasting. I like what they represent, and I am, of course, appalled that they are under attack. SD: Were you unusually inquisitive as a child? FS: More adventurous than inquisitive . . . As I grew older, I grew more interested in people and what makes them tick. I have a Master’s degree in psychology. SD: Do you recall the first question you ever asked as a kid? FS: Upon bringing home a new 2-year-old beagle, I asked, “Why does the dog have to stay in the garage if he’s the new member of our family?” I was the same age as the dog. m



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“I hope the military action is concluded as quickly as possible,” said Vermont’s governor. Who doesn’t? Asked if he agreed with the popularly held and documented view that Mr. Bush flat-out lied to the American people about Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent WMDs, Douglas replied, “The president based his decision on the information available at the time and what he believed was the best interest of our country. We’ve all learned some of the intelligence was flawed since then.” Flawed or cooked? As for comparison to Vietnam, the Guv said we have learned two important lessons from that senseless war. One: “We need to express our gratitude to our men and women in uniform when they get home.” Vietnam vets, said Douglas, “didn’t have a welcome at the airport with a band playing and thousands of fellow Vermonters cheering. They took a cab home,” he said. Second, noted Douglas, we must be prepared to address the social and psychological problems some veterans come home with. Problems we were not prepared for during and following the Vietnam War. We agree with the Guv on No. 2. Unfortunately, recent press reports suggest the current administration has not learned its Vietnam lesson on that one. Just last week the Bush administration revealed a $1 billion shortfall in providing current health-care needs for veterans in the system. “Putting veterans in this position happened either through intentional deception or incredible bumbling,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy. “Neither is good, and creating this mess shows callous disregard for the medical needs of veterans. It’s all the worse that it comes at a time when new veterans are entering the system from service and from injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.” As for Jimbo’s No. 1 Vietnam lesson, we have to wonder, just what was our governor smoking? There were no bands and public welcomes because military units went to Vietnam and stayed there. Soldiers returned individually when their 12-month incountry tours were up. They came home sooner when they were wounded or killed. They were replaced by the next draftee in line. And the tens of thousands of returning Vietnam vets who joined the national antiwar movement provided truth serum that the Nixon White House had no antidote for. Yours truly was a little surprised our Guv had not responded with the real lesson of Vietnam, i.e., that sometimes U.S. presidents lie. And that a democracy always depends on the vigilance of its citizens. The temptations of being in power are simply too great for some, and genuine national interests too often take a back seat to helping political allies get rich while carving one’s place in the stone of history. Presidents Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, and Richard Nixon, a Republican, once gave rosy Vietnam War speeches like the one President Bush gave last week. They always reported we

were “making progress,” despite the on-the-scene news Americans saw on TV. They said that our troops were not dying in vain; that the despicable, evil enemy was out to destroy us; that if we didn’t stop them on that side of the Pacific Ocean, our enemies would be landing on the beaches of southern California next year. Of course, we now know the Johnson and Nixon administrations lied to us. It’s a terrible trait to have in a president, isn’t it? So far, 14 Vermont soldiers have died carrying out Bush’s Folly in the Iraq desert. During the Vietnam War, 100 Vermonters were killed. Looks like we’re playing a little catch-up, eh? People’s Waterfront — Main Street Landing Inc., the Queen City’s lakefront development company, officially added a very big jewel to its crown Sunday with the grand opening of Lake and College. Built into the side of the Battery Street bank, Lake and College is longer than a football field at 365 feet, and its combination of brick, stone, copper roofing and tons of windows makes for a structure that looks like it was always meant to be on the Burlington waterfront. It’s new, but thanks to the brilliant touches of Burlington architect Colin Lindberg, the building conveys a sense of old. It was a wonderful surprise to discover the very inviting, peoplefriendly space Lindberg tucked in along the hillside. Check it out yourself. Enter from Battery Street. “We’ve come a long way,” remarked former mayor Bernie Sanders (1981-89), who was one of the speakers. Ol’ Bernardo described Lake and College as “a building that invites people down to enjoy this tremendous treasure that we call Lake Champlain.” And the Queen City’s mayor of 20 years ago spoke with authority when he said, “I know how much hard work has taken place over the last generation making sure this waterfront will be a waterfront that can be enjoyed by all of the people, regardless of income.” “Sounds just like his 1981 stump speech,” said one longtime Burlington waterfront watcher. Candidate Sighting — Attending Sunday’s waterfront grand opening was the 2006 Democratic Party challenger to Gov. Jim Douglas: Scudder Parker of Middlesex. He tells “Inside Track” he’ll make an official announcement by the end of the month. Not a household name, you say? Scudder was state chairman of the Democrat Party a couple years ago and recently has appeared under the golden dome as policy director-lobbyist for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Parker grew up on a dairy farm in Danville. When we first met Scudder in the 1980s, he was a state senator from Caledonia County, and a man of the cloth, too. As Rev. Parker, he had been pastor of two small Congregational churches in St. Johnsbury and Waterford.


Needless to say, Scudder’s a thoughtful and articulate man. But no one argues that he won’t have a very steep climb to name recognition. The key will be the quality of his campaign team. The fact that Vermont currently has a Republican governor draws looks of disbelief from outsiders. Most Americans assume that Howard Scream’s state is in solid Democratic hands. Fools! Republican Jim Douglas and his GOP running mate, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, won the two post-Dean elections of 2002 and 2004. And they won in 2004 by landslide margins, defeating experienced, secondtier Democrats like Peter Clavelle, longtime mayor of Burlington, and former Windsor County State Sen. Cheryl Rivers. At the moment, the Democrat Party talent pool appears rather low. The Dems will not even run a serious “official” candidate in the 2006 U.S. Senate race. Independent Rep. Bernie Sanders will be their horse. Today, National Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean runs around the country screaming up support for Democrats in so-called red states. But since he left Vermont politics two election cycles ago, Dean’s own state of Vermont has begun looking a little redder. And nobody’s predicting a change any time soon. Thank you, Howard! Media Notes — WPTZ-TV News has a new news director! Kyle Grimes takes over from Andy Wormser, who recently moved on to AP in Washington. Kyle grew up on Long Island and went to Syracuse University. He’s been at Ch. 5 for the last two years as an “executive director.” Prior to that he was a news producer at two TV stations in California, also owned by the HearstArgyle chain. WCAX-TV’s new news face belongs to Jessica Abo. The 24-year-old brunette hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, and stuck around for journalism school. Jessica’s first contribution locally was a five-part documentary on the Holocaust, part of a longer film on the Holocaust in Poland she was already producing. While attending Northwestern, Ms. Abo started an Evanston chapter of “Jarrett’s Joy Cart,” a Kentucky-based charity that brings toys to hospitalized kids. She’s hoping to get a chapter going here. You can learn more about Jessica by visiting her website — that’s right, her website: After a little Vermont seasoning, one can almost picture a little network exposure in Ms. Abo’s future, eh? m “Inside Track” is a weekly column that can also be read on To reach Peter Freyne, email



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Call Me

Galatea story by margot harrison

Danny Celaski was eighteen and finishing his GED when he met Serena Baumeister. He worked at Starbucks, where they had hired him because he was well spoken with large green-hazel eyes that reflected people as he gave them their change. “You have rare and classic eyes,” said Serena as he handed her her passionfruit grande mocha. He felt something brush

“Of course, you’ve had to deal with that chin and that nose all your life, so it’s never occurred to you that parts of you are top-bracket. Would you mind too much if I looked at your teeth?” He did, a bit. But when he opened his mouth to show her, she slipped her finger inside to draw his bottom lip down, and it slid softly over his gums. Her finger smelled exactly like the wet lilies in

ments. You don’t have a problem with cozzies, do you?” That woke Danny up. He’d known on some level that Serena had cosmetic enhancements up the wazoo — you didn’t just have skin like that and her mature, precise, slinky way of talking, not together. But he hadn’t given any thought to which parts of her were real and which weren’t. When he did think about it, star-

He could almost feel the presence of another world on the other end of the phone, one where the scent of jasmine wafted across an onyx swimming pool that didn’t fill up with draggly legged waterbugs on hot mornings. his hand, cold and prickly, and saw that she was wearing a diamond ring. The next moment she was handing him something across the counter — a fifty-dollar bill. “That’s to buy yourself a break from your manager before I have to run.” He sat across a table from her, sipping from a latte somebody’d refused to drink because of too much syrup. “How tall are you?” she asked. “Six-two.” “Nice,” said Serena. “You’re built a bit spare, but you have shoulders. Work out?” Danny shook his head. He wasn’t really listening, but he liked the way she talked — with articulation. Better than most of his teachers. “You should,” she said, blinking guileless eyes at him. Her skin had a dewy, soft-focus look, but by her clothes and handbag he figured she was at least forty.

church at Easter. “I don’t do that stuff,” Danny said. Nobody had ever offered to pay him for sex — certainly not a rich chick — so this sounded a little pompous, even to him. “I’m saving for college,” he added, as if that made more sense. “Wonderful,” said Serena. She had the benign, slightly out of it manner Danny had noticed in the few really rich people he’d met. She slid an engraved card across the table, thick and sleek as chalk. “I wonder how you would feel about a little makeover.” “Makeover?” “Nothing seedy,” said Serena. She opened her tiny bag and took out a tiny white strip of gum. Her teeth, he noticed, were much whiter than his. “I don’t want to exploit you,” she added. “More invest in you. Say a five-year indenture, and of course I’d pay the cost of the improve-

ing into her huge, gold-freckled eyes, it made his skin creep. He said, “No, thanks. Guess I’m a natural kinda guy.” The card inched its way across the table. “If you change your mind.”

It took Danny seven months. Most of that time he never thought of the old rich chick who had wanted to “improve” him, as if he were a Victorian house or a block in a bad neighborhood. At a club in the city he met a girl named Rina, who was very exciting but into some bad shit. She had been trying to finish an art degree for seven years, and she shared a roach-infested apartment with a special educator and two guys who sold porn on the Internet. They all had the same habits. Danny went over there and smoked weed and played Scrabble while

watching the celebrities preen on TV, but the roaches and the cat turds and the crusty dishes depressed him, as did the fact that everyone there had been to college. After he’d finished his GED, he’d taken the SAT and a bunch of other fillin-the-bubble tests and sent the scores to a bunch of uptight schools along with a universal scholarship application. After two months he still hadn’t heard back, so he went over to his mom’s house to see if maybe he’d put her address on the forms by mistake. His mom had lucked into a boyfriend who owned a pool-cleaning business and was sending Danny’s little sister Monaco to private school. The boyfriend made them pray every day and keep the walls bare except for stark crosses, but you couldn’t have everything. All the same, Danny was glad he was on his own. His mom was always down on her knees scrubbing something, and his sister wore skirts to her ankles and had to listen to her music on headphones. “Honey, you look skinny like a junkie,” said his mother. She sat him down at the table and made him eat while they watched the news. Monaco hovered nearby, her eyes closed, humming as she tried out a hip-thrusting dance routine. “You should talk, with all your pills, Ma,” Danny grunted, and glanced back at the TV screen. And there he saw Serena. She was on the red carpet at some B-level awards ceremony, taking the arm of a B-level starlet in a conspiratorial, sisterly way. Both of them looked like thin columns of light in their satin dresses. Only the Gothic crosses they wore on black-beaded chokers seemed to pull them to Earth. They were so unlike real people that it was startling to see Serena lean in to the camera, bending from the waist. “What the fuck,” said Danny, forgetting he was in a prayerful household. “I know that girl.”

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“No shoot,” said his mom. He called Serena that night. A butler handed him off to an assistant, who handed him off to another assistant, and by the time he heard Serena’s low, mint-julep voice his hands were shaking. “You got somebody for that job yet?” he asked. He heard tranquil breathing. “The boy from the Galleria. Do you want to come over?” “So . . . you don’t?” Again she made him wait. He could almost feel the presence of another world on the other end of the phone, one where the scent of jasmine wafted across an onyx swimming pool that didn’t fill up with draggly legged waterbugs on hot mornings. “My requirements for the position,” Serena said at last, with a little catch in her throat, “are pretty specific. And you meet several.”

It was 2 a.m. by the time Danny found the address at the top of the canyon road. He’d had to wait at a roadblock in his own neighborhood, because the cops were sweep searching — for what, they wouldn’t say. Serena was in her finished basement, her hair pulled back and her skinny legs tucked under her, watching somebody’s home video on a widescreen TV. She said, “I do most of my work at night.” “What do you do?” He couldn’t imagine she did anything. “Personal space design,” said Serena. She patted the cocoa leather seat beside her and pointed at the screen. “Jason will get you a drink. Watch this.” She raised the remote from her hip. Danny watched the video. You

could tell it had been converted from an old analog tape, and the backgrounds looked sunwashed and grainy. He saw a big pool with dark Eastern trees around it, maples and cone-shaped ones. The camera jerked. A hand covered the lens, and then the camera pulled back to show a teenage kid in baggy swim trunks. The kid had a sharp-boned, diamond-shaped face and sleek, sandy hair. “Hey, hey, why don’t you come outta there an’ look me in the eye, mosquito bite?” the kid said, grinning and sloshing his drink. He was rich and obviously a dickwad. The image froze. “What do you think?” Serena asked. “About what?” “Could you be him?” Danny glanced at the screen. Caught mid-laugh, the guy looked like a preppie psycho. “Who’s he?” “That’s Jasper,” said Serena impatiently. She set her drink down on the coaster and turned to him. In this light she looked gaunter, and he edged away from her sharp, denim knee. “You want to be an actor, don’t you?” “I want to be something that comes with health insurance.” Serena reached out and brushed his temple with her fingertips. “You have his eyes. Look, I want someone to look like him, but no sex required. Strictly staging. I have issues to work out, and I need someone with the right face.” “I can go either way,” said Danny, shrugging. “I don’t screw around. I took the SAT,” he added hastily, so she would know he had values. “You wouldn’t mind pretending to be my husband?” “Nah.” He drew in his breath.

“Actually, that’s kind of wacked, huh, Serena? So, that dude on the viddy is your husband? What’s he doing now?” Serena licked her finger and used it to smooth Danny’s eyebrow. For the first time in their acquaintance, she seemed embarrassed. “Jasper was difficult. He was handsome, highdemand, and he made me desperately sad when he refused to notice me. This was before we married, of course.” “How’d you get married, then? I mean, why?” “Money,” said Serena, shrugging. “He didn’t have it. And you do.” She nodded, very briefly. “Jasper was my sister’s boyfriend initially. Hilary lost interest in him and, in time, after I inherited, he married me. My aim was to exorcise repeated rejections. My personal counselor used to say I would never be able to love the world until I processed that experience.” Danny usually tuned out this sort of talk when he heard it. Now he said, to be polite, “Did it, like, work?” “Of course not,” said Serena. She sighed. “I outgrew personal counselors a long time ago. We all do, you know. I don’t advise you to go through that stage.” He shook his head sincerely. “So, what about old Jasper? Did you dump him?” “That was the problem, see.” She sifted her fingers through an errant sheaf of long black hair, a youthful gesture. “It was the old Jasper I wanted. The one who didn’t want me. And he had ceased to exist.” She had switched off the monitor. Danny tried to remember the boy’s >> 22A



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The next day she drove him to see Dr. Clay Echevarria, who practiced in a cedar-scented bungalow complex set discreetly back from the street and shaded by palms. Inside, everything was a warm, pearly color, closer to flesh than white. The receptionist smiled blindingly and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have such nice eyes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural,â&#x20AC;? said Serena. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change them for the world.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Echevarria was a young man, tan and muscular, with a head sleek as a bullet and eyes like a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, jumpy but understanding. He kissed Serena on both cheeks and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love the hair, Reenie.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want you to show him the story, Clay,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dr. Echevarria turned to Danny and stared keenly into his eyes.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twenty-five years ago,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Echevarria. Danny could hear a faint thrum of accent in his voice now. But he had no time to assess the changes in Serena before the remote clicked, and another picture appeared. It was a snapshot of a young man dressed in jeans and an oversized Hard Rock CafĂŠ T-shirt, poking something on a grill. His other hand was stabbing at the camera as if he wanted to cover it, and his face had a look of exasperation. He was much darker and skinnier than Dr. Echevarria, with a peregrine nose, and it was by the eyes Danny recognized him. Eyes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change, Danny thought. Somehow this made him happy, though he knew perfectly well that you could change the color of eyes and perhaps their shape as well. The doctor said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up in Ecuador, do you know? I was not what you call advantaged. Boys at school used to throw garbage at my head.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the point?â&#x20AC;? Danny asked, a little too loudly. He could hear a clock ticking somewhere but not see it. The consultation room had no windows, and there was a faint almond scent in the air.

assistants. Stand and belong. He blinked, looking up at the numberless, flesh-colored clock, and saw that at least twenty minutes had passed in this room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a tough bastard, Jasper,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Echevarria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your arms are cut like mine, and I bet you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even work out, big guy. Not on a regular basis. A kid like you, low body fat, prime of health, what surgery canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you handle?â&#x20AC;? Danny shrugged. There was still something he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? The doctor beamed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More important, what canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you be? One little push, right? Give you a chance and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off, vroom. What a story youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna have, kid. Born in the strip-mall â&#x20AC;&#x2122;burbs, aiming for the stars. God gave you your chance and, boy, are you cashing in.â&#x20AC;?

That was standard Transformation-speak, though Danny didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it at the time. A year or so later, when Serena took him to the Galatea Club, he would find out that everybody who got physically enhanced had a story to tell. Every other month, someone stepped up on the stage of the starry-ceilinged ballroom and showed

Danny scowled. He could feel the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes flitting over his face now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sizing up the features one by one, then the overall effect. Gauging his potential. Danny scowled. He could feel the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes flitting over his face now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sizing up the features one by one, then the overall effect. Gauging his potential. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had an operation,â&#x20AC;? Danny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like blood.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you like the way you look?â&#x20AC;? asked Dr. Echevarria softly. Danny had never given much thought to it. His manager at Starbucks, Jacob, was a vain bastard who had had a nose job and veneers clapped on his yellow teeth. Maddie, the cute girl who worked weekends, had had her boobs done and her thighs lipoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ed. Jacob had given him a speech once about how people treated you better when you were symmetrical, and it was all scientifically proven, but Danny hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really listened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the lucky ones, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you?â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Echevarria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blessed. Maybe not in the ninetieth percentile, but maybe, like, the seventy-ninth. Easier on the eyes than three-quarters of the poor schlubs out there.â&#x20AC;? He squinted at Danny, his coal-black lashes drooping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Show him,â&#x20AC;? said Serena. Dr. Echevarria picked up a remote and pointed at the flat, gray screen built into the wall. The screen turned blue, and a picture appeared. It was a very pale young girl with freckles and black hair, grimacing as she bit into a slice of white cake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me,â&#x20AC;? said Serena.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;God only gives us one chance,â&#x20AC;? said the doctor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize it.â&#x20AC;? Now the screen split in two, and a picture of the present Dr. Echevarria appeared beside the past one. He was wearing a white muscle shirt, and attached to his arm was a redhead with arms like sticks and a deep, exciting line of cleavage that started near her throat and ended in the depths of her scoop-neck. She had a radiant, lippy smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife,â&#x20AC;? said the doctor modestly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebirth,â&#x20AC;? said Serena in a low, urgent voice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do you most want, Jasper?â&#x20AC;? asked the doctor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Low-deduction full coverage,â&#x20AC;? said Danny without thinking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad croaked of lung cancer ten years ago, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;kay? The old ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still paying it off.â&#x20AC;? As he said this, he began to tremble, from his calves to his fingertips, with a deep, visceral wanting he had barely been aware of. No one in his family since his grandpa had been able to snag full-time with bennies. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that Danny was a pussy, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a self-starter, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that he wanted the government gouging bigger chunks of his paycheck so that he and thousands of freeloading illegals could get MRIs. It was just that he wanted to stand under that umbrella with other people who had earned the right to the attentions of highly trained doctors and nurses and a virtual army of administrative

his or her Before and After slides and wept while explaining how far he or she had come. You were supposed to feel for them and respect the courage it took to expose their old, forgotten faces to ridicule. Sometimes, in a flurry of twelvestep honesty, someone went so far as to divulge her age. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always wonder if a reporter from Celebs Unedited is gonna make it in here one of these days disguised as catering,â&#x20AC;? said Buffy one night, nudging Danny in the ribs. They were watching a sitcom star who was famous for publicly attributing her button nose and baby skin to â&#x20AC;&#x153;good genes and God,â&#x20AC;? as she described her monthly injections with fascia lata from human cadavers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d need somebody on the inside,â&#x20AC;? said Danny, who was usually called Jasper now. Buffy was called Buffy because of her natural and enhanced resemblance to the famous vampire slayer, an adolescent favorite of the software magnate who supported her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hmm, you the man for the job?â&#x20AC;? she teased. Jasper glanced away, his eye caught by the flash of someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chain bracelet in the wall-length mirror. That gave him an accidental glimpse of himself in his Vegascasual suit. He dropped his eyes, but remembered what he had meant to ask her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buffy?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mmm?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you ever looked in the



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After all the procedures were over, they had finally given Danny a mirror. He saw his face, reshaped with a stronger jaw and a supercilious nose, and in the middle was a band of nothing. Where his eyes should have been was blank space. He thought it was white. He thought it glowed. But the glow, he realized, was really the surprise of seeing nothing. His forehead and cheeks and nose and chin were there, but the nothingness sliced his face in two. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Excuse me,â&#x20AC;? he said to the doctor, or maybe to Serena. He reached up to touch his eyes, his temples. He felt them there. He could not watch the mirror as he did this, because he was afraid to see his fingers disappear. Then he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can take it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen enough.â&#x20AC;? It was a day and a half before he got up the courage to look into another mirror, and then only because he needed a shave. Probably, he thought, recalling an old episode of some show about anorexics who saw themselves as fat, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because I have no faith in my transformation.

He learned to live with his lack of faith. He avoided mirrors when possible, slathering on his skin-care products blind. When he did have to see himself, he worked to compensate for the band of glowing nothing, as a person without depth perception compensates by imagining the distances his hand can feel. Still, he was far from cured, and the wrong glance at the wrong time brought back the stomachspinning delusion. He smiled a socialiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smile whenever Serena told a new person that his eyes, the most beautiful and priceless part of him, were Natural. Sometimes he thought people were seeing the space in his face when they stared back at him with that rapt, eager look, like people who are seeing the face of Beauty itself; like people who are witnessing the terrible radiance of a hunger that swallows everything in its path. And sometimes he thought they were just seeing a kid who had sold himself for a buck and a medical plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you ever thought,â&#x20AC;? he had asked Dr. Echevarria once, â&#x20AC;&#x153;that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all just lumps of raw meat that eventually grow maggots, pretty or ugly?â&#x20AC;? And Dr. Echevarria, who knew the proper answer about souls, had answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not you or me, my friend. We are changed within.â&#x20AC;? m

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Taken Aback in Vermont Book review: The Blind African Slave by Jeffrey Brace


KEVIN J. KELLEY The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace. University of Wisconsin Press, 244 pages. $19.95.

effrey Brace had already lived a remarkable life by the time he arrived in Vermont in 1784 at age 42. A soldier in both the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution, Brace had spent time in Barbados, sailed up and down the eastern coast of North America, and traveled to Ireland. During the second half of his life, he would farm and raise a family in Poultney, be hounded into moving to the St. Albans area, go blind, and acquire a reputation as an orator and devoutly Christian abolitionist. Jeffrey Brace, known originally as Boyrereau Brinch, was also enslaved for 25 years. All these events, including the joy of freedom and the sting of racism he experienced in Vermont, are related in an autobiography that ranks as a most unusual slave chronicle. Brace’s

ney in St. Albans. Any doubts about the book’s veracity have since been dispelled by Winter’s extensive research. Sifting through public records in Barbados, Connecticut and Vermont, Winter found evidence that validates key aspects of Brace’s autobiography. His book is one of thousands of extant slave chronicles, some of which are only a few paragraphs in length. But The Blind African Slave is the second-longest such account published prior to 1830, exceeded only by the chronicle of Olaudah Equiano, which has become a standard text in collegelevel American Literature courses. Brace’s book is also one of only a few in which a former slave recalls life in Africa. Boyrereau Brinch was born around 1742 in a West African kingdom that

Probably foremost among Vermont’s attractions to a black person was its 1777 Constitutional ban on slavery — the first such prohibition among the states. story, published in St. Albans in 1810, likewise illuminates the early history of Africans in Vermont and sparks questions about the state’s status as an anti-slavery redoubt. The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace had moldered forgotten on University of Vermont library shelves for more than 175 years. Kari Winter, a former UVM English professor and a specialist in the literature of slavery, rediscovered the book in 1997. Tipped off by a friend at the University of North Carolina, Winter found a fragile copy of Brace’s book in the Special Collections section of the Bailey-Howe Library. “I was perplexed by the text’s disappearance from history,” she writes in a lengthy introduction to the autobiography, which was republished late last year by the University of Wisconsin Press. Winter says she knew at once that Brace had told a true story. “I was persuaded by his voice, which is very distinctive,” Winter said in a phone interview from Buffalo, New York, where she has been teaching at the state university for the past two years. But at least one historian did express scholarly skepticism in regard to Brace’s account, which is presented in an as-told-to form by Benjamin Prentiss, an abolitionist white attor-

is likely part of today’s Mali. He describes a happy family life and recounts adolescent activities such as swimming with friends in a local river. It was on one of these outings, we are told, that the boy, then about 16, was abducted by European slavers. This tale of capture by white men in the West African interior is “not implausible,” Winter notes in her introduction. Much more often, however, Africans were seized by other Africans and sold to whites who did not venture far inland. Winter suggests that Brace and/or Prentiss “may have simplified Brace’s story by eliminating mention of African intermediaries in the slave trade.” The chronicle then relates Brace’s harrowing journey to the New World via the Middle Passage, taken by millions of other kidnapped Africans. In Barbados, Brace was sold to a sadist named Welch who had a black wife and a white maid. He later became the property of a British Navy captain on whose ship he fought during the Seven Years’ War (1756-63). Brace was then bought and sold several times in Connecticut, where landowners were then importing about 150 slaves per year. Shortly after the outbreak of the Revolution, Brace enlisted in the Continental Army in hopes of gaining freedom through manumission — the

legal process whereby an owner would free a slave. Brace does not fail to highlight the irony of a black man fighting for the freedom of white men who had enslaved him: “Alas! Poor African Slave, to liberate freemen, my tyrants!” Following the war’s end in 1783, Brace decided to move to Vermont because he had heard “flattering accounts of the new state.” Probably foremost among Vermont’s attractions to a black person was its 1777 Constitutional ban on slavery — the first such prohibition among the states. “I enjoyed the pleasures of a freeman,” Brace says in regard to his new home. “My food was sweet, my labor pleasure; and one bright gleam of life seemed to shine upon me.” Brace earned money to buy land in Poultney and then went to work in Dorset so he could purchase equipment and animals for his farm. It was in Dorset that he met Susannah Dublin, a widow with two children and “a native African female who possessed a reciprocal abhorrence to slavery.” Brace married Dublin but tells us little about her, explaining that an accounting of her sufferings would expand his story “beyond the bounds of my limits.” Winter calls this “the most unfortunate omission in Brace’s memoir.” The family quickly encountered some ugly aspects of Vermont’s social order in the late 18th century. Dublin’s two children were “bound

out” as indentured servants — one to a woman in Manchester and the other to a man in Poultney. This lawful transfer of custody, predicated on an assumption that AfricanAmericans made unfit parents, reflected “Vermont’s pervasive racism and its entrenched practice of exploiting children, especially black children,” Winter writes. Returning to Poultney in 1795, apparently with three children of their own, Brace and Dublin soon experienced harassment from a white neighbor named Jery Gorham, who coveted their land. Brace tells us that Gorham turned his cattle loose on the couple’s property, tapped their maples without permission, and generally made himself a nuisance. Gorham also tried to have the couple’s children bound out, but the couple fiercely, and successfully, resisted his efforts. Seeking security and serenity, Brace considered moving from Vermont to Kentucky at the invitation of his friend Matthew Lyon, a radical U.S. Congressman who had been imprisoned on charges of sedition. Brace ultimately decided to remain in Vermont, fearing that he might be re-enslaved in Kentucky. But he did sell the Poultney farm and moved to Sheldon, and later to Georgia, Vermont, with his family. Susannah died in 1807, but Brace’s life in northern Vermont was otherwise relatively tranquil. In a coda to his 1810 chronicle, Winter relates that

FROM THE BLIND AFRICAN SLAVE: . . . We plunged into the stream, dove, swam, sported and played in the current; all striving to excell in feats of activity, until wearied with the sport, we returned to the shore, put on some of our clothing, began to think about returning to our homes, as fatigue and hunger invited. When we ascended the bank, to our astonishment we discovered six or seven animals fastening a boat, and immediately made towards us. Consternation sat fixed upon every brow, and fear shook every frame; each member refused its office. However, home invited so urgently, that nature began to do her duty, we flew to the wood with precipitation. But Lo! when we had passed the borders and entered the body thereof, to our utter astonishment and dismay, instead of pursuers we found ourselves waylayed by thirty or forty more of the same pale race of white Vultures, whom to pass was impossible, we attempted without deliberation to force their ranks. But alas! we were unsuccessful, eleven out of fourteen were made captives, bound instantly, and notwithstanding our unintelligible intreaties, cries & lamentations, were hurried to their boat, and within five minutes were on board, gagged, and carried down the stream like a sluice; fastened down in the boat with cramped jaws, added to a horrid stench occasioned by filth and stinking fish; while all were groaning, crying and praying, but poor creatures to no effect. I after a siege of the most agonizing pains describable, fell into a kind of torpid state of insensibility which continued for some hours. Towards evening I awoke only to horrid consternation, deep wrought misery and woe, which defies language to depict. I was pressed almost to death by the weight of bodies that lay upon me; night approached and for the first time in my life, I was accompanied with gloom and horror.

SEVEN DAYS | july 06-13, 2005 | feature 25A


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in 1821, after a lengthy legal battle, Brace finally managed to win pension payments totaling $328.23 that were due him as a Revolutionary War veteran. Franklin County court records “paint a picture of an elderly Jeffrey Brace who was destitute of property and dependent on his children and the charity of friends,” Winter writes. But he was also a respected member of his community, renowned for his powers of memory and recognized as a devout Christian exponent of abolition. Jeffrey Brace died on April 20, 1827. His extraordinary story would have remained unknown to contemporary Americans had Winter not exhumed his narrative. Through The Blind African Slave, she observes, “Brace forges meaning and an identity from his violent, fragmented and courageous life.”

The resurrected autobiography comes to Vermonters “like a gift,” suggests Jane Williamson, director of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. The book should prove enticing as well as educational, Williamson says, “because the best way to engage people in history is through personal stories.” Rokeby, a former farmstead of the Robinson family and a stop on the Underground Railroad, is seen by today’s Vermonters “as a safe haven for fugitive slaves, a kind of Nirvana,” Williamson notes. But, she adds, Rokeby wasn’t quite that, and neither was Vermont. “It’s a more complicated story,” she says. Williamson seconds Winter’s suggestion that some Vermonters probably held slaves, notwithstanding what the state Constitution decreed. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, Winter adds, because

“there was a lot of racism in Vermont.” There were also a significant number of black people living in the state 200 years ago, Winter says. “The historical whiteness of Vermont is a fiction. Vermont was more multiracial and multicultural in the late 18th century than today,” she maintains. And traces of those early sons and daughters of Africa can still be found. Jeffrey Brace’s own descendants, for example, have lived continuously in the St. Albans area for the past 200 years, Winter notes. The Blind African Slave will likely inspire a reassessment of aspects of Vermont’s past, and of its self-image. “It’s important for Vermonters to realize,” Winter says, “that while there’s a lot of the state’s history to take pride in, there’s also a lot that needs to be critically examined.” 쩾




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After a month or two of this, I began to feel real shame about the scam â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yes, I was that earnest. I remember going back to Democracy in America and feeling small and furtive for hardly even trying to get beyond the opening chapter. I had let my father down. There was an added dimension of guilt to this that I should note. Dad hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always been a non-reader, and I knew this because nearly all the books he assigned to me were taken from his own library. There on the title page Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d find his name penciled in block letters, and he certainly had read the books, because I found his illegible marginalia on their back pages. My dad had been a bad student with â&#x20AC;&#x153;attention wanderingâ&#x20AC;? problems, and my mother never let me forget it. While other families had walking-to-school-in-snowstorm stories, yarns about dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adversity involved how he overcame his mild attention-deficit difficulties to plow through Berkeleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curriculum. Still, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be guilt-tripped into reading something I truly found boring. I think it came down to choice: Remove it from anything delicious and you have created a chore. Around this time it finally occurred to me that Dad didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read the entire newspaper out of curiosity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he was procrastinating. Finishing the paper meant work had to begin, and I knew he hated his social-work job. This lesson in choice stuck with me, and as I moved on into the world, I made sure that, even when I had to read something, it was always on my terms. At college, instead of reading assigned poets such as Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, I spent my nights furtively thumbing through Henry Adams, Jack Kerouac and Virginia Woolf. I used Richard Aldington to run an end game around T.S. Eliot. Do I dare eat a peach? I think not! Thanks to the way all books allude to and build from other books, I always wound up circling back to my assignments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if not on time, at least through an interesting back door. Jack Kerouacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s romantic desire to capture all of the

United States in one novel led me back to de Tocqueville; William T. Vollmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glimpse of life on the northern seas in The Ice Shirt finally got me to start Moby Dick. As a working book critic with a rolling list of 10 to 20 books I must read, I apply this strategy of controlled disobedience today, and it nearly always works. Whenever Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m reading something I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to finish, I put it down and read something I know I will enjoy. After an hour, I nearly always remember how fun reading should be, and have the energy to go back and finish the assignment at hand. But while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found a way to trick myself into reading, I have yet to do so with my father. In the beginning I tried size â&#x20AC;&#x201D; giving him short books, short stories and essay collections. There have been some close calls. Two years ago, a copy of the sermons of Harvard Chaplain Peter Gomes appeared on my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nightstand, and then six months later it went away. Was it ever finished? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid to ask. The only thing I can be sure my father will eventually read is my own book reviews. Every time a newspaper sends me clippings in the mail, I take one copy and put it in a pile; when the stack gets big enough, I ship it off to Dad. Whenever I go home and see the pile of clippings in the guest bedroom, I feel a twinge of glee. Finally, I think, I have imposed that sense of obligation upon my father. Usually at the end of a family meal, my father will push his chair back, give a snort that announces the beginning of a comment, and begin discoursing about a piece Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked your report on the JFK biography,â&#x20AC;? he said to me once. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the family worth 25 million, not 100 as you wrote?â&#x20AC;? The following week, when I was at my own home and had the book in front of me, I looked it up. My father was right. I called him up later that night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You were right, Dad, I made a mistake. But how did you know?â&#x20AC;? His reply was fast and deadpan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. I suppose itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because I read the newspaper.â&#x20AC;? m

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ShortOrder Fiction Quick lines from Vermont writers



horts are what you think of wearing in hot weather, and frankly, we like reading shorts, too. So we assigned small stories — no more than 400 words! — to seven local writers, and insisted they include the following phrases: “the slap of her flip-flops”; “slick sunscreen” and “dry dog food.” Seven utterly different stories is what we got . . .


The last time I made any money was the summer of 1926 — the same year Harry Houdini died after a fan supposedly punched him in the gut. Since then, I have only eaten dry dog food because it’s all I can afford. Anyway, I used to be the star attraction in “Mr. Fidget’s Odd Assortment of Misfits” on Coney Island. I was billed as “The Loveless Mermaid” because an extra layer of scaly skin fused my entire lower torso into a fin that shimmered like slick sunscreen. “And due to my situation,” Mr. Fidget delicately explained to every ticket buyer, “I was unable to have relations.” Just before opening the curtain, Mr. Fidget liked to tease the crowd. “Why does the Mermaid wear sea shells?” he’d shout. “Because B shells would be too small!” As the drapes were drawn, the crowd would gasp at the sight of

my conchs — two huge, pink shells that Mrs. Fidget had affixed to my large breasts — and gulp at the first glimpse of my big fish tail. Everything ran like clockwork for years, until the hottest day in history. With the mercury reaching 101 degrees, the sweaty audience that day inadvertently got a peep show as well as a freak show. The extreme temperature had caused my left conch to become unglued and the shell was dangling from my nipple on a gooey string of melted adhesive. Before I could hop away, an enraged lady leapt over the velvet rope and slapped furiously at my conchs with the big heavy shoes favored in that


era. My breasts swelled to sideshow proportions and I was hospitalized for massive edema. (Had the incident happened in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, of course, the slap of her flip-flops probably wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have affected me as much.) The doctors offered to defuse my legs for free. I knew it would cost me a living as a mermaid, but it might afford me the opportunity not to be loveless. What none of us realized until after the surgery was that my extra skin had been protecting a pair of extra sensitive feet. Once exposed, my toes burned like hot coals with each step. I never worked again and love never found its way to the hovel I called home for the next 50 years. But now that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on my last legs, I wanted you to know the real truth. Houdini actually died of complications from appendicitis. There was nothing fishy about it.


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Nancy Stearns Bercaw is a mermaid who turned into a mother when push came to shove.


Look at them, standing on the dock. The way her fingers catch the hem of her shorts, nerves maybe, that anticipatory feeling she gets in her stomach early in the morning when the air is just too cold for summer and the fog comes off the water like breath. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not smiling, just a glint of something in her eyes, like dew. Her hair is pulled back, a blue bandanna tied loosely over it, and she looks straight into the camera, so that her eyes follow me even when I move the picture. He stands next to her, his hand on her back. He has John Lennon glasses and curly hair and is looking at her like he just thought of something, like it just occurred to him. If I concentrate hard on the picture â&#x20AC;&#x201D; look through the grainy finish and ignore the crack that crosses beneath their feet like a fissure, stop my eyes from focusing, and block out the noise of the last thirty years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I can almost hear the slap of her flip-flops as she crosses the beach, and smell the slick sunscreen she spreads so carefully on my small back as I stand in anticipation of the same summer day, wanting only to be let go, to be released from the grip that now I would trade the next decade to feel again. And if I close my eyes, I can hear her say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go far,â&#x20AC;? and feel the warmth of her hand as she sends me off, the pebbles crunching beneath my feet like dry dog food, believing erroneously that she will always be there when I turn around. Emily Rinkema teaches English at Champlain Valley Union High School and spends her summers reading and writing.

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Rain. Sheets of it sheering diagonally along the street like soldiers marching double time. Bouncing off the pavement like grease off a griddle, or little kids hopping barefoot on a hot beach. No idea why the Chief insisted she go buy dry dog food. Iams. The Damned Dog. Lived like a sheik. She swore the Dog wore sunglasses on days like this. Thought he was Leonard Cohen, cutting cool against the grain. Front paws up on the window sill. The Damned Dog loved a parade, even if it was just rain. The Oval. She marched into it. Desktop bare and slick as a speech. Nobody home. Platoons of rain slashed past the window. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home,â&#x20AC;? she said aloud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are here! Sir?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here, behind the desk. Damn reading glasses. Threw them down somewhere â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that brief about poverty causing terrorism.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we should bring them all home.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poverty! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got poverty. They oughta look at how we handle poverty!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soon as possible. Too much dying.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. We need them over there so . . . just like the poverty . . . we need . . . >> 32A









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“Phases. We can do it in phases.” “If everybody was home safe, thinking . . . well, no telling. Heck of a thing, the dying an’ all, but that’s the price. I cry every night for those boys. And girls. Women. Whatever. Every night. I pray and I cry. Don’t believe me, ask the Dog. Did you get the Iams?” “The Damned Dog.” “What? Now look. You can’t mouth off like that, especially here. Especially when somebody’s in here. Like now.” “Gotta run. Sir.” “Wait. Don’t you want to come behind the desk and help me find my glasses?” Suitcase. The one she kept in her office. Lime-green flip-flops. Felt great between the toes. Tube of SPF 30. All over her face and arms. Gobs of it. And lime-green shades. In the long mirror, she grinned at her new uniform. Bizarro beach marine. Then the rain. The luscious, dancing rain. The slap of her flipflops as she ran — like kids’ firecrackers on the Fourth, like clapping. Her face turned up to the wet, the slick sunscreen running into her eyes, the sting and tears of it. Fine, she thought, fine. Then laughing, Iam! One look back. The Damned Dog — gone from the window.

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Oh, how his heart ached with love and loss. It was all he could do to keep going, keep moving through the soup of life. The warm soup like the soup she used to make for him, littered with vegetables cut up into little cubes. “You need to eat something wholesome,” she said. “It’s no wonder you can’t sleep at night.” And now she was gone, and he was in the soup, wandering through the blur of broth and bumping into the things that floated there. He had never believed his heart would break so, could break so — after all, for so many years he had thought he hated her, all those years she was the thorn in his side, the conscience that would not let him be; all those years he could tell without looking at her that she was disappointed in him, passing judgment on him, the slap of her flip-flops on the kitchen floor, her wordless judgment much more punishing than anything he had ever heard from either of his parents; all those years he had hated her, or so he believed, and so had withheld from her any sign of affection, punishing her for the way she made him feel. But had she after all been judging him, or had she simply been a mirror to his own self-flagellation, reflecting for his viewing pleasure his own sense of guilt and insufficiency? For now she was gone, and he found that she was the one he loved, and himself the one he hated. He turned a corner and ran into a piece of diced carrot disguised as a man. “Excuse me,” he said, and the carrot said, “Excuse you?” as if there could be no excusing. “I didn’t mean . . .” he said, and the carrot, with a mouth like that of a fish on a hook, said something like Bah!, and paddled on, leaving behind an oily spot like slick sunscreen. Was this, then, the beach? No, it was the grocery store — he recognized the long, lonely canals, the navigation of carts, the synchronized swim of consumption. Soda pop, diapers, dry dog food, cheese. What had he come in for? Had he even come in? Or had he always been here, just floating down the aisle, alone and uncertain? Now that she was gone. The love in his heart. Nothing else left. In the soup. Elizabeth Inness-Brown, author of the novel Burning Marguerite and two books of stories, lives in South Hero with her husband and son and teaches writing at St. Michael’s College.

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Michael Community Therapeutics


I wanted to kill the prick. It was the last tune at this prim-ass wedding, I had a big-time rendezvous with destiny and our sax player was trying to be Coltrane, stretching out the goddamn “Hokey Pokey.” The “Hokey Pokey,” for crissakes. About that rendezvous: I had heard her before I even laid eyes on her — the slap of her flipflops distracting me as I was tuning up. Floating past me, she flashed a dazzling smile. The rich are not like us: They have perfect teeth. Halfway through the first set, I saw her across the deck slathering slick sunscreen on herself. Her arms were covered with that downy fluff many blondes have, and it always drives me nuts. Besides, she stared straight at me, with a dreamy little half-smile. “Come over when you’re finished,” she said during a break. “I’m at the end of the point, the green house. Maybe we’ll go for a swim. Or something.” Or something. I couldn’t pack up fast enough, but still it was almost ten before I got there. She still wore that skimpy cotton dress, and I caught a whiff of Coppertone and something else I couldn’t place. When I stepped through the door, she kissed me. It was wet and quick, but long enough for me to notice her breath, which was bad, real bad. Kind of like rotting meat. “Don’t go ’way,” she said as she walked to the bathroom. “Help yourself to a beer. I’m going to freshen up.” The kitchen was bare, the fridge empty save for half a can of Pard dog food and a six-pack of Corona. I absently opened a cupboard above the stove: just six bags of dry dog food. Purina. The other cabinets were empty. The only dishes were on the floor, one empty, the other half filled with water. I sat on the couch, closed my eyes and must’ve dozed off, because the next thing I knew she was striding toward me in a terrycloth robe loosely cinched at the waist. Her nose was wet. Again that smile as she plopped herself on my lap. I tried to be nonchalant. “So where’s the dog?” I asked. She leaned forward and I braced myself for another kiss, but instead she licked my forehead and growled softly, “I don’t have a dog.” Tyrone Shaw teaches at Johnson State College and lives in East Fairfield.


As Seth waited for a mechanic, he tried to imagine a venue where he was a bigger disappointment than in a garage. He couldn’t. Utterly lacking a vehicular vocabulary, he only confused mechanics when explaining automotive symptoms, and he always got in their way. Today he felt especially doltish, standing around in shorts, sandals and a muscle shirt. Only a coat of slick sunscreen could’ve made him feel more out of place. And only his wife, Debbie, could’ve been more peeved — as the distant but pointed slap of her flip-flops reminded him. She’d insisted he get the car checked out before they embarked on their family vacation. Seth had said he would, but never did. And now this. The sight of his children, Matt and Tessa, playing with their Chihuahua on the lawn separating the repair shop from a McDonald’s only reinforced the notion that each vacation moment lost was a cherished family memory of which he’d robbed them. The restroom door opened across the garage, and a woman wearing mechanic’s coveralls emerged. Spotting Seth, she strode to his car, set a boot on the front bumper and, in the same

fluid motion, reached into the tangle of hoses, wires and grime-covered metal beneath the open hood. She appeared to be in her mid- to late twenties, with a curtain of long brown hair parted in the middle and tied back. Seth read the name “Renee” stitched across her breast. “Service manager says you just lost power,” she said, giving something a yank. “Yes, that’s right,” Seth mustered above a faint, despairing whine. Was he so automotively illiterate that a woman — a mere girl, really — could do what he could not, get his family back on the road? Some provider he turned out to be! Renee slid her boot from the bumper. “OK, then,” she said and pulled a wrench from her pocket. She turned to Seth, then cast a furtive glance around the garage. “This one’s an easy fix,” she said. With a flip of the wrench, she beckoned him closer. “I’ll show you. Save you a trip next time.” Seth advanced, hesitating at the crunch of dry dog food beneath his sandals. He traced a vague trail of pellets from the car to his kids and their pet. “Seriously,” Renee said. Seth looked up. The mechanic winked. “It’s a piece of cake.” Erik Esckilsen is the author of two novels for teen readers, The Last Mall Rat and Offsides. A third, The Outside Groove, is forthcoming in spring 2006.


When President Jeb Bush made art illegal (Bill 609-AT), I thought it was a joke. I mean, sure, art could be subversive, but to declare it illegal seemed downright drastic. I don’t know. I never considered myself very political, and besides, I always thought my main art form was the way I lived — everything I did touched with beauty and grace — and they couldn’t take that away from me. I did notice my friends disappearing, though. It had been weeks since I’d seen anyone I knew. One sufferingly hot day I applied the necessary layer of 98 SPF lotion and headed to my local bar, the Five Needs (they bumped it up from three to five after 2012). The slick sunscreen on my skin in the baking sun made me feel like a big, walking, self-basting turkey. I missed my friends and wanted to drown my sorrows, so I sat at the bar and ordered a beer. Shortly, a woman came and sat next to me. She ordered a beer, took one sip, and then turned to me. “All my friends are disappearing,” she said. “Holy shit!” I said. “That’s exactly what’s happened to me!” Her name was Sophie and we sat, talked and got good and drunk together. At closing time I offered to walk her home, and we started up College Street to her apartment. The slap of her flip-flops kept time to the music of our drunken conversation. When we reached her place she invited me in, warning me of her dog at the door. “He jumps,” she said. And, sure enough, her poodle jumped all over me as I stepped inside. She went into the bathroom, telling me to make myself at home. I went into the kitchen to get a glass of water, but I couldn’t find the light switch and ended up kicking the poodle’s bowl of dry dog food all over the floor. Sophie came in and turned on the light and we both speechlessly observed the mess. The dog food had spilled into wild patterns — wavy lines and spirals. “That’s beautiful,” she said. “It was just an accident,” I insisted. Just then her front door burst open and five men in dark suits rushed in and grabbed me. I tried to fight them off, but one of them must have tasered me, because everything suddenly went black. 쩾 Michael J. Nedell is a fiction and poetry writer living in Burlington.

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n a steamy June afternoon in the hazy green hills of East Calais, three actors rehearse a play set in South Africa a half century ago. The shade of the barn-theater provides some relief from the sultry weather, but the heat is STORY on the performers with opening night of ELISABETH Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys CREAN less than a week away. No Nunsense here. Unadilla Theatre is also staging Fugard’s IMAGE The Island as part of its six-play summer seaBILL son. BLACHLY Fugard is a white South African who uses drama to explore the morally corrosive Master Harold effects of apartheid. Although he has steered and the Boys away from writing overtly political “message through plays,” his work earned him constant govAugust 7; ernment harassment, and some of the black The Island through actors he employed were jailed. More than August 12. politics, Fugard focuses tightly on people: Unadilla Theatre, how systemic racism undermined relationEast Calais, ships and damaged the human spirit. 7:30 p.m. Director Bill Blachly has been a Fugard $20 Fridays & Saturdays; fan since he saw an early production of $18 other nights. Master Harold in London 20 years ago, just after he had founded his Vermont theater company — named for the “Unadilla Silo Company” logo emblazoned on the barn rafters. He and longtime companion Ann O’Brien travel to England every winter to

get inspiration for Unadilla’s summer repertory. “My rule is, the audience should either go out in gales of laughter or in tears, but they shouldn’t just walk out,” Blachly says. Or, “They should walk out stunned, and I would say that that’s what Master Harold did. It was a stunner.” He came home and put it on at Unadilla, and has directed other Fugard works there over the years. Are these plays relevant today? Apartheid is dead, and the history of race relations in the Green Mountains is nothing like that of South Africa. Well, it sure hasn’t gotten any easier over the years to find black actors in Vermont. Master Harold is the story of a white South African boy’s bond with the two black servants who have been a surrogate family to him, and The Island is about two black men imprisoned on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island. The director needed two black actors who would be able to take on two large parts each. Blachly used to travel to New York and Boston to conduct auditions, but he discovered that big-city performers without cars had trouble coping with the isolation of East Calais once they arrived. Unadilla offers out-


of-town professionals summer housing on the rambling farm the Blachlys bought nearly 50 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They get up here and the silence is overwhelming,â&#x20AC;? he observes. Happy accident led him to Edgar L. Davis, an experienced actor and recent transplant to Hardwick: Blachlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son met Davis at a party this winter, and put director and actor in touch. Daniel Drew of Barre, a newly minted St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College grad and Unadilla veteran, was already set to take on Master Haroldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white role. But the second black part remained vacant until one month before rehear-sals began. A small notice posted on a Dartmouth drama department bulletin board finally yielded a call from Ronald McCants, a theater and engineering double major with an impressive theatrical resume. Allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well that ends well, as another playwright once said. The late afternoon run-through of Master Harold showed that the talented cast has gelled, despite the casting cliffhanger and the wilting heat. Davis, 42, plays Sam with a combination of laconic reserve and paternal authority. McCants, 21, captures Willieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mood swings between eagerness and petulance. As the conflicted Hally, Drew, 22, struggles to define his relationship with his lifelong black companions. Drew, who was born and raised in Vermont, is definitely exploring new territory in his new role. He recalls he never saw a black person until he first traveled to New York City. But he would hear old-timersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offhanded racist comments without really understanding them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always from really nice folks, and it makes it seem like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK when it really isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t . . . The language can perpetuate an atmosphere . . . We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? Both Davis and McCants grew up in Missouri. When McCants compares his experiences to those of his parents, he finds that racism today is â&#x20AC;&#x153;more under the rug.â&#x20AC;? While studying at Dartmouth and interning on Wall Street, he has found the comments more subtle, the discrimination more oblique. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embedded in our culture; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embedded in our society. You only can get so far as a black man.â&#x20AC;? Blachly, 81, is blunt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as he is on most topics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about the state of race relations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certainly weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just as racist as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just changed its shape a little bit.â&#x20AC;? However, as a director, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the more Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done Fugard, the more I realized that it really isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so much about race . . . Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really about power: who has power, and who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have power, and how the powerful ones react to power â&#x20AC;&#x201D; very often negatively for themselves, not even to their best interests. And of course it certainly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to the best interest of the powerless.â&#x20AC;? Davis concurs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about people, and people are never going to change. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always going to be somebody trying to get over on somebody else. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always

going to be someone who is going to be privileged and not understand what somebody else feels.â&#x20AC;?

The Island is a pure distillation of power relationships: two men incarcerated by an unjust government and subject to the capricious whims of sadistic jailers. Davis and McCants play prisoners John and Winston, who are preparing to perform Sophoclesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Antigone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itself a commentary on state power run amok â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for their fellow inmates. Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona wrote the play collaboratively in 1973, inspired by Nelson Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own production of Antigone as a Robben Island resident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a metaphor clearer for power and powerlessness than in a prison,â&#x20AC;? says Blachly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see powerful and powerless people all around, and I feel powerless myself, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the people that are guarding me . . . You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a prisoner to appreciate it.â&#x20AC;? He shakes his unruly white mane for emphasis, and his reedy voice gets even edgier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the whole country is in the clutches of loonies who have total power? Relevance? You bet.â&#x20AC;? In The Island, McCants sees not just the raw exercise of power, but also its perversion by the state. He cites a book he read about police mistreatment of children on Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These kids are supposed to believe in the law, but how can you do that when you have someone who is supposed to be in authority, someone who is supposed to be right, doing the wrong?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;So whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policing the police, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watching the watchers?â&#x20AC;? asks Davis. Like most black men his age, he has been pulled over by the cops just because of his race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The older I get, the less I want to be in a situation where somethingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to happen and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the only black person there. Because I know when they show up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be about me. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter what anybody else is doing; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see me first.â&#x20AC;? Can an evening of theater offer any hope? Does art have any power to bring about social change? As a dissident playwright, Fugard himself believed it did. In 1989, when his country was on the cusp of overthrowing apartheid, he said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art has a role. Art is at work in South Africa. But art works subterraneously. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never the striking, superficial cause and effect people would like to see. Art goes underground into peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dreams and surfaces months later in strange, unexpected actions.â&#x20AC;? Ultimately, the reason to come see Master Harold and The Island is not about racism, power, relevance, or social change. It is to experience strong stories, well told, that illuminate the human condition. Blachly cites the old Hollywood bromide: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What was it Sam Goldwyn said? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If I want to send a message, I call Western Union.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I think a great play stands on its own.â&#x20AC;? m


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Texas Holds ‘Em Theater review: Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, Middlebury Actors Workshop


f ever a year were rife with resignation, it was 1974. U.S. troops were resigned to have left Vietnam short of victory. President Nixon resigned from office. Ford Pinto drivers were STORY resigned to exploding gas tanks. ERIK In Maynard, Texas, in 1974, at ESCKILSEN least in playwright James McLure’s one-acts Laundry and Bourbon and Laundry and Lone Star, that sense of resignation is Bourbon and as oppressive as the midday sun. Yet Lone Star by James McLure, in the Middlebury Actors Workshop’s directed by (MAW) current production of the Melissa Lourie, plays, running back-to-back as two produced by acts of a full-length work, a sense of the Middlebury Actors Workshop, hope cuts through the malaise with July 7-9, each laugh — and there are many. Town Hall Theater, Using two simple, similar sets — Middlebury. Laundry and Bourbon’s simulates a back porch, Lone Star’s the back yard of a bar — director Melissa Lourie taps a wellspring of talent in her tight-knit troupe. The engaging effect of subtle and not-so-subtle character interplay, like the faux starlight filling the rafters of the Town Hall Theater in Lone Star, succeeds by design. MAW favors plays that are suited to a small ensemble and can be easily mounted. They have chosen well here, as both works derive dramatic thrust from characters essentially sharing stories central to their lives. The actions that once brought excitement to their lives are now just memories. In the conversations that form these plays, characters navigate those memories — reveling, regretting, clinging and, ultimately, letting go. In lieu of fast-paced action, a heightened attention to language carries each moment, buoyed by generally good chemistry among the players and some on-the-nose comic timing.

In Laundry and Bourbon, friends Elizabeth (Shannon Bohler-Small) and Hattie (Karen Lefkoe) reminisce about their youth, in particular the double dates they went on in the pink 1959 Thunderbird convertible owned by Elizabeth’s boyfriend, now her husband, Roy. But sweet memories are embittered by the fact that Roy and his T-bird have not been seen on the homestead in a couple of days. Hattie consoles Elizabeth but can’t help expressing a touch of longing for her own man gone missing — not her husband but the double-dating boyfriend who jilted her. That man, now a convict whom we never meet on stage, comes to represent the zest for life that seems to have evaporated from the arid landscape of Elizabeth and Hattie’s small lives. No one could accuse these women of living lives of quiet desperation, though. Desperate, maybe. But not quiet — thanks to Lefkoe’s Hattie, who drops in on Elizabeth one sultry afternoon to while away some time away from her kids by getting sloshed. Up to the moment of Hattie’s arrival, Elizabeth had been staring across her yard, pining to see the T-bird come up the road. Bohler-Small plays the straight woman to Lefkoe’s comic cutup well, though her character takes a while to emerge clearly. Lefkoe carries the manic mantle confidently in this comedy team, whirling about more dervishly as the bourbon flows, tossing her petite frame about, and rambling on like a woman suffering from a serious lack of grownup company. It falls to Elizabeth to mainly listen, and one soon sees

how challenging Bohler-Small’s role must be. She has her moments, though, and when the play calls for gravitas, she delivers convincingly, one hand on her hip, the other clenching her drink, her eyes on the horizon. The drama and comedy intensify with the unannounced arrival of Amy Lee, a country-club wife played by Liza Sacheli. She has dropped by under the pretense of having been sent by her husband, who runs the local appliance store, to deliver an airconditioner part. However, bad blood simmering between her and Hattie brings the play to a boil with the next round of drinks. Like Bohler-Small’s world-weary Elizabeth, Sacheli’s Amy Lee takes a few beats to settle into a groove with Hattie. The play sags a little right after her entrance, but the initial stiffness in Sacheli’s performance loosens soon enough. By the time we meet Roy, played by Steve Small, in Lone Star, he’s already pretty loose. Sitting on a removed car seat outside Angel’s bar, he’s working his way through a sixpack of Lone Star beer when younger brother Ray (Harry McEnerny) steps outside to see what Roy’s doing. What he’s doing is a whole lot of nothing, save keeping the promise he made to himself in the jungles of Vietnam — he pronounces it “Vitt-nam” — to get drunk outside Angel’s bar. Which he’s been doing regularly for two years. Roy’s sleep is haunted by Namrelated nightmares, we learn from Elizabeth in Laundry and Bourbon, but his bigger problem seems to be that the friends who made life such a rowdy good time are either in prison

or — worse — Oklahoma. As Roy bellows, “Where is everyone?” he is one tough, beer-swillin’ sonuvabitch, and the fact that he treats Ray like an idiot diminishes hope for illumination in the exchanges that ensue. Of the two plays in this production, Lone Star may be the more ambitious. Roy is on an emotional journey of great distance, and he is accompanied by an unlikely spirit guide indeed. But travel that distance he does, thanks to the deep connection conjured by Small and McEnerny. The latter’s comic timing is particularly sharp, his laugh lines punching holes in what could otherwise be more dramatic — even violent — turns of events. Small turns in a bravura performance as a man trying to dress his wounds with nostalgia and covering the weakling’s mask with the bully’s. As in Laundry and Bourbon, a third character — Cletis, a.k.a. Skeeter, played by Mike Kiernan — tweaks Roy’s volatile temper. Cletis also initiates the action that propels the story’s climax. Looking like a body double for Charles Martin Smith’s character “Terry the Toad” in the 1973 film American Graffiti, Kiernan serves the play well. Although his stage time is limited and his part relatively small, his presence adds authenticity to both the time period and the constellation of small-town personalities so effectively dramatized in this production. While a backdrop constellation glimmers overhead in Lone Star, an equally pleasing light radiates from both plays. Each work is a gem in its own right. Set side by side — and in the sensitive care of the MAW ensemble — they shine even more brightly. m



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EVEN MORE FROM FATTIE B. It wasn’t too long ago that I gave you a huge update from Kyle Thompson, a.k.a. Fattie B. Well, he’s already got more news. Does this guy even sleep? Fattie’s iconic artwork — this time in mural form — is getting a permanent home behind the bar at Nectar’s. The brand-new creation is 10 feet wide by 46 inches tall, and should give patrons something to gawk at besides the bartenders. “It’s in the reggae colors, you know — red, green and gold,” Thompson says. “The centerpiece image is an outline of the state of Vermont with a star for Burlington.” That should come in handy if you drink too much and forget where you are. The mural also contains “universal music images” such as a drum kit, bass guitar, microphone, two turntables and a saxophone. “It kind of encompasses all of the music that they’ve had in there, from DJs to live,” Thompson explains. To help show off the piece, the club is installing some extra illumination. “It’s set against a dark green wall, so it’s really gonna jump out, especially with the lighting,” he says. “I’m psyched — it’s something people can talk about when they come through.” The unveiling takes place on Friday, July 8, with musical help from Vermont’s reggae ambassadors Lambsbread and Selectah Meszenjah.





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WED.06 :: burlington area IRISH SESSIONS, Radio Bean, 9 p.m. NC. PINE STREET JAZZ W/SUSAN SQUIER, Parima, 7 p.m. NC. TOP HAT KARAOKE, 135 Pearl, 9 p.m. NC. AMERA NOUCHELL (jazz), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC. CIRCADIA (Irish), Rí Rá Irish Pub, 7 p.m. NC. ATAVISTIC BAND (jazz, funk), Red Square, 8 p.m. NC, followed by MEMBERS ONLY W/FATTIE B. (’80s DJ), 11 p.m. NC. WHIPLASH W/TRICKY PAT (drum ’n’ bass DJ), 1/2 Lounge, 10 p.m. NC. THE CASUAL FIASCO, THE BUDDHA GIFT (jam, acoustic rock), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. NC. THE SMITTENS, THE JAZZ GUYS, LOBOT (indie-rock), Club Metronome, 9:30 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE W/ANDY LUGO & DJ TRANSPLANTE, Manhattan Pizza & Pub, 10 p.m. NC. TEEN NITE W/DJ BIG RYE (hip-hop, r&b, reggae), Second Floor, 8 p.m. $10. Ages 13-17. DAVE HARRISON W/STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JP’s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 8 p.m. NC.

CHRIS WYCKOFF (solo piano), Opus Grill, 6 p.m. NC. GLEN PHILLIPS, TRACY BONHAM (rock singer-songwriters), Battery Park, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. NC. CAM’S BLUES, Upper Deck Pub, Windjammer, 7 p.m. NC. DJ TRICKY PAT & FRIENDS (house, techno), Monkey House, 10 p.m. NC. BUDDHA FOOD GROUP (rock), Trackside Tavern, 9 p.m. NC. KARAOKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 6 p.m. NC. SUPERSOUNDS DJ (dance party, game show), Lincoln Inn Tavern, 8 p.m. NC. KARAOKE W/REX, Franny O’s, 9 p.m. NC.

:: northern OPEN MIKE W/PETE & DAVE, Monopole, 9 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, Overtime Saloon, 9 p.m. NC. LAFE (folk singer-songwriter), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC. BOB HILL (singer-songwriter), Shed Restaurant & Brewery, 8 p.m. NC.

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SHANE HARDIMAN TRIO (jazz), Radio Bean, 7 p.m. NC, followed by AQUADORA (indie-rock), 9 p.m. NC, followed by ELIZABETH & MARK (folk), 10 p.m. NC. MARY MCGINNISS (singer-songwriter; CD release), Parima, 7 p.m. NC. QUEEN CITY ROCK (DJs), 135 Pearl, 10 p.m. NC. FRIENDS OF JOE W/DAVE GRIPPO & JENNIFER HARTSWICK (blues, jazz), Halvorson’s, 9 p.m. NC. ELLEN POWELL & FRIENDS (jazz), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC. JAPHY RYDER (funk, jam), Rí Rá Irish Pub, 10 p.m. NC. FATTIE B. & DJ A-DOG (live hip-hop), Red Square, 10 p.m. NC. THE MIDDLE EIGHT (alt-country, Americana), 1/2 Lounge, 9 p.m. NC. :: champlain valley OSHE, INTERGALACTIC TAXI (groove, fusion), Nectar’s, 10 p.m. NC. LADIES’ NIGHT, City Limits, 9 p.m. NC. THE DEAD COWBOYS (Grateful Dead THE DIRTMINERS (eclectic rock), Great covers, country), Club Metronome, Falls Club, 7 p.m. $7. 9:30 p.m. $8. :: central TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT DANCE PARTY (hip-hop, r&b DJs), Rasputin’s, REV. NATHAN BRADY CRAIN (dirty 10 p.m. NC. solo acoustic), Charlie O’s, 10 p.m. THE BLUE BLOODS, TIRED OF TRYING, NC. JC & THE DEMOLITION BOYS, Y69, BLUES JAM, Langdon St. Café, 8 p.m. NC. THE WORLD FAMOUS HANGLOWS COLIN MCCAFFREY & MARK LEGRAND (punk), Second Floor, 8 p.m. $5/10. (singer-songwriters), Black Door Bar & 18+ before 11 p.m. Bistro, 9:30 p.m. $3. C-LOW (hip-hop DJ), Ruben James, OPEN MIKE W/JESTER JIGGS, Middle 10 p.m. NC. Earth, 8 p.m. $3. 1x6-trackside070605 6/30/05 1x6-vtpub070605 7/1/05 12:21 PM Page 1

:: central JOHN LACKARD (blues), Charlie O’s, 9:30 p.m. NC. PARKER SHPER TRIO (jazz), Langdon St. Café, 8 p.m. NC. VISCUS (jazz, jam), Black Door Bar & Bistro, 9 p.m. $3. SOPHA KINGS (country, honky-tonk), Middle Earth, 8:30 p.m. $5.

:: northern MARK ABAIR & THE METROS (classic rock), Sami’s Harmony Pub, 9 p.m. NC. LADIES’ NIGHT W/DJS ROBBY ROB & SKIPPY (hip-hop, r&b), Tabu Café & Nightclub, 9 p.m. NC. EL DUCE W/THE SHAMELESS STRANGERS (rock), Monopole, 9 p.m. NC. SKUNK HOLLOW (bluegrass, old-time country), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC. LADIES’ NIGHT (Sound Obsession DJ), Naked Turtle, 9:30 p.m. NC.



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GEOFF KIM & CO. (jazz), Radio Bean, 7 p.m. NC, followed by ONESIDE (rock), 9 p.m. NC, followed by THE WARRENS (folk-rock), 10 p.m. NC. JOE DAVIDIAN (jazz), Parima, 7:30 p.m. NC. DJ CRAIG MITCHELL & PRECIOUS (techno, dance), 135 Pearl, 10 p.m. $5. RODNEY (rock), Sweetwaters, 9 p.m. NC. DJ COREY (hip-hop), RĂ­ RĂĄ Irish Pub, 10 p.m. NC. DJ A-DOG (hip-hop, lounge), Red Square, 5 p.m. NC, followed by BARBACOA (surf-rock), 8 p.m. $3, followed by DJ NASTEE (hip-hop), midnight. $3. SETH YACOVONE (blues-rock singersongwriter), Nectarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7 p.m. NC, followed by LAMBSBREAD, SELECTAH MESZENJAH (reggae), 10 p.m. $3. GROOVES GONE WILD W/DJ CRAIG MITCHELL (dancehall, hip-hop, rock), Club Metronome, 10 p.m. NC. TOP HAT DANCETERIA (DJs), Rasputinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 10 p.m. $3. FLAVA W/DJS ROBBIE J., TOXIC (hiphop, reggae, dancehall), Second Floor, 9 p.m. $3/10. 18+ before 11 p.m. HIP-HOP/REGGAE/DANCEHALL DJS, Ruben James, 10 p.m. NC. DAVE HARRISON W/STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. SHANE HARDIMAN DUO (jazz), Wine Bar at Wine Works, 8 p.m. NC. ANDRIC SEVERANCE (piano jazz), Opus Grill, noon. NC, followed by ETHAN SNYDER TRIO (jazz), 9 p.m. NC. THE HITMEN (classic rock), Breakwater CafĂŠ, 6 p.m. NC. KARAOKE KAPERS (host Bob Bolyard), St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 7 p.m. NC. LAR DUGGAN TRIO (jazz), Upper Deck Pub, Windjammer, 7 p.m. NC. ERIN MCKEOWN, IDA (rock singer-songwriters), Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, 9 p.m. $10/12. AA. GREG MASTERS (solo guitar), Trackside Tavern, 5 p.m. NC, followed by TAMMY FLETCHER & THE DISCIPLES (r+b, soul, pop), 8 p.m. KARAOKE W/MR. DJ, Champlain Lanes Family Fun Center, 8:30 p.m. NC. AA.

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DAN PARKS (solo acoustic), B.U. Emporium, 8:30 p.m. NC. KARAOKE W/PETER BOARDMAN, Backstage Pub, 9 p.m. NC. SUPERSOUNDS DJ (dance party/game show), Lincoln Inn Tavern, 8 p.m. NC. KARAOKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 6 p.m. NC. SAND BLIZZARD (rock), Franny O’s, 9 p.m. $3.

:: champlain valley TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT DANCE PARTY, City Limits, 9 p.m. NC. DJ CHARLIE (rock), Red Mill Restaurant, 10:15 p.m. NC. ART BROOKS JAZZ ENSEMBLE, Great Falls Club, 8:30 p.m. $7.

:: central ROB MEEHAM (singer-songwriter), Langdon St. Café, 8 p.m. NC, followed by PULSE PROPHETS (hip-hop, funk), 9 p.m. NC. KIP MEAKER TRIO (blues), Black Door Bar & Bistro, 9:30 p.m. $5. LUKE ERICKSEN (acoustic rock), Purple Moon Pub, 7 p.m. $3. ANDY HARRIS’ WORLD OF ONE (funky piano), Localfolk Smokehouse, 9 p.m. $3. AZTEC TWO-STEP (folk-rock), Middle Earth, 8:30 p.m. $15.

:: northern KARAOKE, Sami’s Harmony Pub, 9 p.m. NC. PIANO BAR W/DAVE ABAIR, Overtime Saloon, 7:30 p.m. NC. SCHOOL BUS YELLOW (jam-rock), Monopole, 9 p.m. NC. VIP LADIES’ NIGHT W/DJ SKIPPY (top 40, r&b, reggae), Tabu Café & Nightclub, 9 p.m. NC. 18+. LAST KID PICKED (rock), Rusty Nail, 10 p.m. $7. CRAIG HURWITZ (singer-songwriter), Naked Turtle, 5 p.m. NC, followed by PROJECT UFO (rock), 9:30 p.m. NC. THE HUBCATS (acoustic rock), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC.

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The Monkey House, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563. After Dark Music Series at United Methodist Church, Rt. 7/ Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222. Seminary St., Middlebury, 388-0216. Muddy Waters, 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466. American Flatbread, 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 861-2999. Music Box, 147 Creek Rd., Craftsbury, 586-7533. Ashley’s, Merchant’s Row, Randolph, 728-9182. Music Club, 110 Business Center Rd., Williamstown, 443-6106. Backstage Pub, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494. Naked Turtle, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200 Backstreet, 17 Hudson St., St. Albans, 527-2400. Nectar’s, 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771. Bad Girls Café, Main St., Johnson, 635-7025. 1/2, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-0012. Ball & Chain Café, 16 Park St., Brandon, 247-0050. 135 Pearl St., Burlington, 863-2343. Banana Winds Café & Pub 1 Towne Marketplace, Essex Jct., 879-0752. Old Lantern, Greenbush Rd., Charlotte, 425-2120. Barre Opera House, 6 North Main St., Barre, 476-8188. Opus Grill, 156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-0052. Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Drive, Vergennes, Orion Pub & Grill, Route 108, Jeffersonville, 644-8884. 1-800-622-4000. Overtime Saloon, 38 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-0357. Bayside Pavilion, 13 Georgia Shore Rd., St. Albans, 524-0909. Paramount Theater, 30 Center St., Rutland, 775-0570. Bee’s Knees, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 888-7889. Parima, 185 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-7917. Beyond Infinity Upstairs, 43 Center St., Brandon, 247-5100. Park Place Tavern, 38 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3015. Black Bear Tavern & Grill, 205 Hastings Hill, St. Johnsbury, 748-1428. Peabody’s Pub, Plattsburgh, 518-561-0158. Black Door Bar & Bistro, 44 Main St., Montpelier, 223-7070. Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. The Bobcat Café, 5 Main St., Bristol, 453-3311. Phoenix Bar, Sugarbush Village, Warren, 583-2003. Borders Books & Music, 29 Church St., Burlington, 865-2711. The Pitcher Inn, 275 Main Street, Warren, 496-6350. Breakwater Café, 1 King St., Burlington, 658-6276. The Positive Pie, 69 Main St., Plainfield, 454-0133. The Brewski, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. Purple Moon Pub, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. B.U. Emporium, 163 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 658-4292. Radio Bean, 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346. Capitol Grounds, 45 State St., Montpelier, 223-7800. Rasputin’s, 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324. Champlain Lanes Family Fun Center, 2630 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, Red Mill Restaurant, Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 475-2311. 985-2576. Red Square, 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909. Charlemont Restaurant, #116, Rt. 100, Morrisville, 888-4242. Rhapsody Café, 28 Main St., Montpelier, 229-6112. Charlie B’s, 1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-7355. Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse, UVM, Burlington, 656-4211. Charlie O’s, 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820. Riley Rink, Rt. 7A North, Manchester, 362-0150. Chow! Bella, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. Ripton Community Coffee House, Rt. 125, 388-9782. City Limits, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. Rí Rá Irish Pub, 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401. Club Metronome, 188 Main St., Burlington, 865-4563. River Run Restaurant, 65 Main St., Plainfield, 454-1246. Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 865-7166. Riverwalk Records & The Howard Bean Café, 30 State St., Montpelier, Cuzzin’s Nightclub, 230 North Main St., Barre, 479-4344. 223-3334. Eclipse Theater, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8913. Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern, 1072 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, European Gourmet, 61 Main St., Burlington, 859-3467. 863-2342. Finkerman’s Riverside Bar-B-Q, 188 River St., Montpelier, 229-2295. Ruben James, 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744. Finnigan’s Pub, 205 College St., Burlington, 864-8209. Rusty Nail, Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245. Flynn Center/FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington, 863-5966. Sami’s Harmony Pub, 216 Rt. 7, Milton, 893-7267. Franny O’s, 733 Queen City Pk. Rd., Burlington, 863-2909. Season’s Bistro at the Wyndham Hotel, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, Geno’s Karaoke Club, 127 Porters Point Road, Colchester, 658-2160. 859-5013. Giovanni’s Trattoria, 15 Bridge St., Plattsburgh, 518-561-5856. Second Floor, 165 Church St., Burlington, 660-2088. Global Markets Café, 325 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-3210. Smuggler’s Notch Inn, 55 Church St., Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6607. Good Times Café, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444. St. John’s Club, 9 Central Ave., Burlington, 864-9778. Great Falls Club, Frog Hollow Alley, Middlebury, 388-0239. Starlight Lounge, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8913. Gusto’s, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. Starry Night Café, 5371 Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316. Halvorson’s Upstreet Café, 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278. Stowehof Inn, Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-9722. Hardwick Town House, 127 Church St., Hardwick, 456-8966. Sweetwaters, 118 Church St., Burlington, 864-9800. Henry’s Pub, Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 863-6361. Tabu Café & Nightclub, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, 518-566-0666. Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 654-8888. 38 Main Street Pub, 38 Main St., Winooski, 655-0072. Inn at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116, Bristol, 424-2432. Three Mountain Lodge, Jeffersonville, 644-5736. JP’s Pub, 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389. Toscano Café & Bistro, 27 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-3148. Jeff’s Maine Seafood, 65 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-6135. Trackside Tavern, 18 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, 655-9542. Kacey’s, 31 Federal St., St. Albans, 524-9864. Three Mountain Lodge Restaurant, Smuggler’s Notch Road, Rt. 108, Lakeview Inn & Restaurant, 295 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, 533-2291. Jeffersonville, 644-5736. Langdon St. Café, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-8667. Two Brothers Tavern, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002. Leunig’s, 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759. 242 Main, Burlington, 862-2244. Lincoln Inn Tavern, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309. Upper Deck Pub at the Windjammer, 1076 Williston Rd., S. Lion’s Den Pub, Mountain Road, Jeffersonville, 644-5567. Burlington, 862-6585. Localfolk Smokehouse, Jct. Rt. 100 & 17, Waitsfield, 496-5623. Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-8910. Mad River Unplugged at Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, Vermont Pub & Brewery, 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500. 496-8910. Village Tavern at Smuggler’s Notch Inn, 55 Church St., Jeffersonville, Main St. Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. 644-6607. Manhattan Pizza & Pub, 167 Main St., Burlington, 658-6776. Waterbury Wings, 1 South Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. Matterhorn, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. Wine Bar at Wine Works, 133 St. Paul St., Burlington, 951-9463. 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<clubdates> :: northern ELLEN POWELL DUO (jazz), Jeff’s Maine Seafood, 6:30 p.m. NC. BILLY CALDWELL (singer-songwriter), Overtime Saloon, 9 p.m. NC. SCHOOL BUS YELLOW (jam-rock), Monopole, 9 p.m. NC. ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY W/DJ TOXIC (hip-hop, top 40, house, reggae), Tabu Café & Nightclub, 5 p.m. – 4 a.m. NC. 18+. SAM KININGER BAND (jazz-funk), Rusty Nail, 10 p.m. $7. KING ME! (blues), Naked Turtle, 5 p.m. NC, followed by ZERO TOLERANCE (rock), 9:30 p.m. NC. BLUE FOX (blues singer-songwriter), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC. DUANE CARLETON (singer-songwriter), Charlie B’s, 8 p.m. NC/donations. SETH YACOVONE (blues-rock singersongwriter), Matterhorn, 9:30 p.m. NC.

SUN.10 :: burlington area OLD-TIME SESSIONS (traditional), Radio Bean, from 1 p.m. NC, followed by SUPER BIRDMAN SHOW (reggae), 7 p.m. NC, followed by AUSTIN SIRCH (indie-rock), 9 p.m. NC, followed by THE FREE DAMNED (eclectic rock), 10 p.m. NC. DJ CRAIG MITCHELL & PRECIOUS (dance, house), 135 Pearl, 10 p.m. NC. DAVE GRIPPO FUNK BAND, Red Square, 9 p.m. NC. OPEN BAND NIGHT, Nectar’s, 9 p.m. NC. SUNDAY NIGHT MASS (techno, house), Club Metronome, 10 p.m. NC. TEEN NITE W/DJ BIG RYE (hip-hop, r&b, reggae), Second Floor, 8 p.m. $10. Ages 13-17. DJS BIG DOG & DEMUS (reggae, dancehall), Ruben James, 10 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, JP’s Pub, 9 p.m. NC. SHANE HARDIMAN (piano jazz), Opus Grill, 11 a.m. NC. LATIN DANCE PARTY W/DJ HECTOR, 2x4-rira070605 6/23/05 11:52 Breakwater Café, 4 p.m. NC.

WEST COAST SWINGERS (vocal jazz; brunch), Northern Lights Cruise, King St. Ferry Dock, Burlington, noon. $19. KARAOKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 6 p.m. NC. KARAOKE W/PETER BOARDMAN, Backstage Pub, 9 p.m. NC. KARAOKE W/BONNIE, Lincoln Inn Tavern, 9 p.m. NC.

:: champlain valley JAZZ BRUNCH W/FRED BARNES (piano), Two Brothers Tavern, 10:30 a.m. NC.

:: central CELIA STRATTON & COLIN MCCAFFREY (jazz), Langdon St. Café, 8:30 p.m. NC. JAZZ IN TRACKS W/BRUCE SKLAR QUARTET, The Pitcher Inn, 7 p.m. NC.

:: northern DAVE KELLER (blues singer-songwriter), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC.


JERRY LAVENE (jazz guitar), Chow! Bella, 6:30 p.m. NC.

SATIN & STEEL (funk, soul), Castleton Concerts on the Green, 7 p.m. NC.

TUE.12 WED.13 :: burlington area

GUA GUA (psychotropical), Radio Bean, 6 p.m. NC, followed by DAN BLAKESLEE (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m. NC, followed by STEPHEN CALLAHAN (jazz), 10 p.m. NC. SONNY & PERLEY (international cabaret), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC. BASHMENT W/DEMUS & SUPER K (reggae, dancehall), Red Square, 9 p.m. NC. THE OTHER HALF W/FUTURE METHODS (downtempo), 1/2 Lounge, 10 p.m. NC. CHEESE ON BREAD, APOTHECARY HYMNS, THE BLOOD SUGARS (indie-folk, rock), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. NC. FEMI KUTI, DUB IS A WEAPON (Afrobeat, dub), Higher Ground Ballroom, 8 p.m. $17/20. AA. INTERGALACTIC TAXI (jazz-funkfusion), Monkey House, 9:30 p.m. NC.

:: burlington area

:: champlain valley

BASKET TREE (indie-rock), Radio Bean, 6 p.m. NC, followed by OPEN MIKE, 8 p.m. NC. DAVE GRIPPO FUNK BAND, Red Square, 10 p.m. NC. DJ JOHN DEMUS (reggae love songs), 1/2 Lounge, 9:30 p.m. NC. ’93 TILL W/A-DOG & NASTEE (hip-hop), Nectar’s, 10 p.m. NC. FATTIE B. (’80s DJ), Breakwater Café, 5 p.m. NC. MUSIC MACHINE W/DJ TRANSPLANTE (eclectic), The Monkey House, 10 p.m. NC. KARAOKE, Trackside Tavern, 9 p.m. NC.

LADIES’ NIGHT, City Limits, 9 p.m. NC. THE HALLMARK SWING QUARTET (jazz), Basin Harbor Club, 7:30 p.m. NC.

:: northern

:: southern

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:: northern KARAOKE W/SASSY, Monopole, 9 p.m. NC. CHRIS LYON (singer-songwriter), Bee’s Knees, 7:30 p.m. NC.

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:: burlington area

:: champlain valley LADIES’ NIGHT, City Limits, 9 p.m. NC.

:: central

JAY EKIS (worldbeat, rock singer-songwriter), Charlie O’s, 10 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE W/J.J. APPLETON, Langdon St. Café, 7 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE W/DENTON AFFAIR, Middle Earth, 8 p.m. $3.

CHEESE ON BREAD, THE BLOOD SUGARS (eclectic rock), Radio Bean, 5 :: northern p.m. NC, followed by IRISH SESSIONS, 9 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE W/PETE & DAVE, Monopole, PINE STREET JAZZ W/JODY ALBRIGHT, 9 p.m. NC. Parima, 7 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE, Overtime Saloon, 9 p.m. NC. TOP HAT KARAOKE, 135 Pearl, 9 p.m. JOE CRIBARI (solo guitar), Bee’s Knees, NC. 7:30 p.m. NC. SONNY & PERLEY (international ABBY JENNE (rock singer-songwriter), cabaret), Leunig’s, 7 p.m. NC. Shed Restaurant & Brewery, 8 p.m. NC. CIRCADIA (Irish), Rí Rá Irish Pub, 7 p.m. NC. GRIPPO/SKLAR QUARTET (jazz-funk), Red Square, 8 p.m. NC, followed by MEMBERS ONLY W/FATTIE B. (’80s DJ), 11 p.m. NC. JULIET MCVICKER TRIO (jazz), 1/2 Lounge, 10 p.m. NC. THE CASUAL FIASCO, BURNIN SYMRNINS (acoustic rock, reggae), Nectar’s, 9 p.m. NC. ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE W/JOE ADLER DUO, LOWELL THOMPSON, JULIE WINN, ACOUSTIC STRANGERS (singer-songwriters), Club Metronome, 10 p.m. NC. OPEN MIKE W/ANDY LUGO & DJ TRANSPLANTE, Manhattan Pizza & Pub, 10 p.m. NC. ELECTRICLADYLAND W/DJ JASMIN, BASSCAMP CREW (drum ’n’ bass), Second Floor, 10 p.m. $3/7. 18+ before 11 p.m. DAVE HARRISON W/STARSTRUCK KARAOKE, JP’s Pub, 10 p.m. NC. MR. FRENCH (classic rock), Breakwater Café, 5:30 p.m. NC. LUCIANO, DEAN FRASER, THE JAH MESSENJAH BAND (dancehall, reggae), Higher Ground Ballroom, 9 p.m. $15/17. 18+. OPEN MIKE, Geno’s Karaoke Club, from 2x4-UVMPsych041305 4/12/05 12:15 PM Page 1 8 p.m. NC.

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CALL TO ARTISTS VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS is seeking applicants for its summer 2005 jury session, for a craft and fine art show in November. Info, call 800-373-5429 or visit http://www. WANTED: GRAFFITI ARTISTS, WRITERS & TAGGERS. Find out how to show your work without getting arrested, at the South End Art Hop in September. Info, Keith or Cynthia, 859-9222 or 2005 VERMONT WOOD PRODUCTS DESIGN COMPETITION: The Vermont Wood Products Council is seeking designs in production or custom furniture, turnings accessories and more; awards given by a panel of judges. Deadline for entries: July 15. Info, THE SOUTH END ARTS & BUSINESS Association is seeking artists to participate in its 13th annual South End Arts Hop September 9-10. Works in all media accepted. Deadline for artist and art-site applications: July 22; deadline for artwork: August 20. Info, 859-9222 or COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT seeks artists to show their works in its Hallway Galleries, 110 Cherry St., Burlington. Guidelines at locations/burlington/hallway_galleries/ index.html, or info at 951-1251. ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND other creative types are invited to participate in "The Ramble," a free-for-all celebration all over Burlington's Old North End on July 16. Deadline: June 27. Brainstorming/sharing meeting June 22, 7 p.m., at the Rose Street Artists' Cooperative, 78 Rose St. Info, or heather@

Looking Homeward

A EXHIBIT “Benevolent Relationships,” sculpture by Melinda WhiteBronson. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. Through September.

ARTWORK “The Children Are in Good Hands, Variation 2” by Melinda WhiteBronson

PHOTO Marc Awodey

flock of elegant angels has gathered in Burlington’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul, beckoned to Earth in a variety of media by sculptor Melinda WhiteBronson. Her exhibition, entitled “Benevolent Relationships,” is rich with narrative content. While references to decay and passing away often appear in this artist’s works, they are ultimately redemptive and life-affirming. A cathedral provides both a perfect venue — and context — for her work. White-Bronson has taken Alberto Giacometti’s brand of wiry figuration to heart in several works, including a pair of papier-mâché wall pieces — two variations of “The Children Are in Good Hands.” Giacometti emphasized the spirituality of beings by stretching figures to imply their tenuous connection to the earth. WhiteBronson has gone a step further, by adding wings and launching souls into the air. In “The Children Are in Good Hands,” stick-thin angels seem to be lifting children into heaven. Literal sticks are included in two large-scale, wall-mounted works. Both “Ascending” and “23rd Psalm” are roughly 7 feet tall and hung well above eye level. “Ascending” maintains the theme of a child being hoisted into heaven. The angel’s head and the tattered paper child are molded from beige papier-mâché, and a matrix of denuded branches radiates around the scene. For those not well versed in JudeoChristian literature, the 23rd Psalm is the one that begins, “The Lord Is My Shepherd . . .” White-Bronson’s “23rd Psalm” is a trinity of stick figures; the central one has raised arms and is positioned above the two flanking ones — perhaps an oblique reference to Christ on Golgotha. A pure white cloth is draped behind the central figure. White-Bronson termed her artworks “relationship stories” in her written artist statement, saying, “I now love the ‘relationship’ stories I


can tell, but the formal concerns (line, form, surface, etc.) continue to delight me.” That concern for formalism is what gives her work an intellectual punch, and it is especially apparent in her untitled bronzes. These are modest-sized sculptures in the round, on pedestals, and they

haps 9 feet tall leans over and comforts the woman as her life ebbs away. She’s as wizened as the mummy of Ramses II. Papier-mâché details resemble crumbling wasps’ nests. Yet human and angel exchange beatific smiles, and existential annihilation is absent from the scene. The moment is

Human and angel exchange beatific smiles, and existential annihilation is absent from the scene. also appear to be defying gravity. Among the bronzes is a standing male figure with two angels overhead, seemingly about to lift him off from a tall stone. A second piece presents only two angels, one of them stepping off a piece of marble and pulled upward by a more roughly sculpted, winged being. White-Bronson’s bronzes assume more classical forms than her works in other media. Without doubt, “We Are the Angels: We Are the Mortal People” is White-Bronson’s masterpiece. In the life-sized tableau of an elder on her deathbed, a tall angel with wings per-

transformative, rather than simply the end of a life. White-Bronson will be offering sculpture workshops throughout the run of the exhibition. She also plans to replace a few of the pieces in September, in order to present a greater number of artworks. Not all are as “heavy” as White-Bronson’s lifeaffirming angels. The stoneware “Friends: Aunt Polly and Kitty,” for example, is simply a delightful little genre scene of an old lady feeding her cat. It’s nice to see at least one piece in the cathedral that doesn’t have religious overtones. m

CHRIS NEUHARDT: "The Light of Living & Giving," works of glass, acrylic and digital images. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 865-7211. Reception July 6, 7-9 p.m. Through July. ‘NEW WORKS FROM HOWARD COMMUNITY SERVICES’: A group show from participants in the GRACE program. Union Station, Burlington, 472-6857. Reception July 7, 13 p.m. Through July 28. RICHARD MESSINA & JACOB SNOW: "The Hammer Meets the Knife: Polarities in Gold," jewelry, through July; also GEEBO CHURCH: "Small Landscapes," impressionist paintings, through August. Grannis Gallery, Burlington, 660-2032. Reception July 8, 6-8 p.m. ‘PEOPLE IN PLACE’: Photographic works of the Firehouse Community Darkroom members and teachers. Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall, 865-7165. Reception July 8, 6-8 p.m. Through July. ‘SUMMER ‘05’: A group show featuring work by Frank Woods and 15 other regional artists in multiple media. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, 985-3848. Reception July 8, 4-6 p.m. Through August 9. ‘LARGER THAN LIFE’: A group multimedia show that addresses how we relate to the world through size, proportion and vantage point, Main Floor Gallery; JENN JACQUES: Paintings, Second Floor Gallery; and PHILLIP ROBERTSON: Woodcuts, monotypes and a mezzotint, Third Floor Gallery. Studio Place Arts, Barre, 479-7069. Reception July 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Through July 30. SUSAN READ CRONIN: "Elephants and Nuts," bronze sculptures. Carving Studio & Sculpture Center Gallery, West Rutland, 438-2097. Reception July 8, 5-7 p.m. Through August 7.

OPENINGS >> 48A 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



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ARTIST QUINTET: Five local female artists ranging from 51 to 93 years old show works in multiple media. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 388-8229. Reception July 8, 3-5 p.m. Through July. ALEXIS KYRIAK: "White Forest: Hesitant Woman," acrylic and pastel paintings. Bad Girls Gallery, Johnson, 635-7025. Reception July 13, 5-6:30 p.m. Through July.


FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE: Local shutterbugs welcome to attend this discussion session. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 865-7166. July 6, 6-8 p.m. ‘PRODUCTION WORKSHOP FOR A SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION’: Kirsten Reynolds leads this session on what's involved in installation work behind the scenes. Participants will use stencil technique to create pieces that will be included in the artist's exhibit later in the month. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, 865-7551. Please call to register; for ages 15 and up. July 9 & 10, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


A quartet of monumental canvasses

called “The Four Corners Series,” by native Vermonter and revered UVM art professor Francis R. Hewitt (1936-1992), is displayed in its entirety by the Fleming Museum through September 18. The 1971 series combines classic Minimalism, Earth Art and hard-edged abstraction and is a challenging presentation of 20th-century academic modernism. Hewitt created the work with mixtures of paint and soil from four distinct locations of personal significance around Vermont. Pictured: “Vermont State.”

DENIS VERSWEYVELD: "Light," paintings and sculptures. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, Burlington, 652-4500. July 9 September 3. ANNA VREMAN: "Essence of Vermont," acrylic paintings; and RALPH TURSINI: "Woodchucks Must Chuck," turned wood bowls and lidded containers. Frog Hollow, Burlington, 863-6458. Through July. ETHAN MURROW: "The Obsessed Surveyor," drawings. Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, 864-3661. Through July. MARIEL PITTI: Encaustic paintings large and small. Ice Coast Gallery, Burlington, 8655210. Through August 28. ANTIWAR PROPAGANDA SHOW: A group exhibition in mixed media. E1 Studio Collective, Burlington, Through August 1. CAROL VOSSLER & BLUE SEED STUDIO: Mixed-media works from artists of Saranac Lake, N.Y. Green Door Studio, Burlington, 658-0307. Through July 30. KATE VAN WAGNER & SARAH NORMANDIN: "Chaos and Control," drawings and mixed media, and oil paintings, respectively. Hallway Galleries, CCV, 110 Cherry St., Burlington, 951-1252. Through September. DAN KUCIJ: "Images of Japan: Kyoto and

Wakayama," color digital photographs, Dining Room; STEVE CAMPBELL: "Knew Paintings," mixed media, Bar; and CHRISTOPHER MCCOWN: "One Last Look," photographs, Solarium. Daily Planet, Burlington, 862-9647. Through July. JIM FLINT: "Ode to the Gardeners," photographs of Burlington community gardeners. Fletcher room, Fletcher Free Library, 8657211. Through July. ‘NEW TURF’: A contemporary exhibition of 15 artists from Vermont and across the country who draw inspiration from the rural, urban and suburban environments of America. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6560750. Through October 30. AMY LYON VENMAN: "This Stuff I Do . . ." drawings and illustrations. Starbucks Maple Tree Place, Williston, 878-7360. Through July 14. MIKEY WELSH & SAGE TUCKER-KETCHAM: "Compound Amalgamation," individual new paintings and sculptures and collaborative works by the two artists. 47Sanctuary, 47 Maple St., Burlington, 864-5884, x 278. Through July 22. SHARON ENGELSTEIN & LOCUS: "Make Space," large-scale inflatable sculptures merging the mechanical with the organic by the Montréal artist, and site-specific architectural projects by a pair of Burlington architects, Robert Mantho and Michael Wenrich. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, 8657166. Through July 24. ‘ART BY ANY NAME’: "Outsider? Folk? Art Brut? Naive?" An exhibit of artworks from the collection of Pat Parsons. Shelburne Craft School Gallery on the Green, 985-3648. Through July 30. SARAH RYAN: New work in painted bas-reliefs. Penny Cluse Café, Burlington, 651-8834. Through July. SAGE TUCKER-KETCHAM: New paintings; also MIKEY WELSH: New paintings and sculptures; and MAINE ARTS & CRAFTS COLLECTIVE: Drawings, paper lamps, leather bags and jewelry. Studio STK, 64 North St., Burlington, 657-3333. Through July 15. FRANCIS R. HEWITT: "The Four Corners Series," abstract paintings incorporating soil from four locations by the late Vermont artist and UVM prof, Wolcott Room, through September 18; and 'FAMILIAR TERRAIN': Landscape watercolors, prints, drawings and photographs from the permanent collection, Wilbur Room, through September 2. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 656-0750. SKYE CHALMERS: Photographs. Pursuit Gallery, Burlington, 862-3883. Through August. ELAINE PARKER: Antarctica in mixed media; also MELANIE PHELPS: Painted cloud-

scapes; and CYNTHIA ROSS: Geometric bamboo; and ELLIS JACOBSON: Sculpted faces. Artpath Gallery, Burlington, 563-2273. Through August. MELINDA WHITE: "Benevolent Relationships," new sculpture. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, 864-0471. Through September. DEREK BREMNER: Conceptual Dada assemblages in these hypocritical times. CCV Hallway Galleries, Burlington, 658-0307. Through August. ‘MISS RUMPHIUS, OX-CART MAN & THE WORLD OF BARBARA COONEY’: More than 70 works by the 20th-century children's book author and illustrator; also "25 AMERICAN QUILTS & THE WOMEN WHO MADE THEM": Quilts dating 1820 to 1900; and "THESE UNITED STATES: 50 STATEHOOD RUGS BY MOLLY NYE TOBEY": A masterful series of rugs created 1943-1961; and "AMERICAN FLYER": An exhibit of the classic trains in the Toy Shop after a 30-year absence; and QUEBEC COUNTRY FURNITURE: Uniquely styled pieces from the collection dating 1800-1900. Shelburne Museum, 985-3348, x 3330. Through October. ANN LABERGE: An interactive, multimedia installation based on the distortions, myths and lies we are encouraged to believe; an allegory to "The Emperor's New Clothes." Peace & Justice Center Lobby, Burlington, 655-5845. Through December.

:: champlain valley JOAN DREW & MARY FRAN LLOYD: "Sister Act," watercolor paintings by the local siblings. Brandon Artists' Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon, 247-4956. Through August. MICHAEL MAYONE: "Tribute to New England," landscape photographs; and ELDON SHERWIN: Artifacts, accessories and decorative items crafted with antique tools. Art on Main, Bristol, 453-4032. Through July. DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS BY AFRICAN CHILDREN: Artworks depicting the theme "culture of peace" created by students in Accra, Ghana, taught by Bristol resident Jordyn Wells. Bobcat Café, Bristol, 453-3702. Through July. NEIL RAPPAPORT: "In Place," images of the Pawlet area by the late former resident and documentary photographer; in conjunction with a book of Rappaport's photos, Messages From a Small Town. Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, 388-4964. Through November 12. STUDENT ART SHOW: More than 250 area schoolchildren created works in multiple media for an exhibit in which fantasy meets history. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Owen Educational Center, Ferrisburgh, 4752022. Through July.




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TWO FOR THE SHOW Ethereal mixed-media paintings by Sage Tucker-Ketcham and bold, boisterous acrylics and sculptural creatures by Mikey Welsh infest the bright and airy 47Sanctuary Gallery in Burlington this month. Four unique collaborative works by the two artists are also included. The show, entitled “Compound Amalgamation,” is replete with angst and contemporary expressionism. Pictured: “Repulsion” by Mikey Welsh. Through July 22. ‘IT’S ELEMENTARY ART’: Student art work from the Central Washington Supervisory Union, K-6. City Center, Montpelier, 2231229. Through July 30. MEG MCLEAN: Expressionistic landscapes. Governor's Office, Pavilion Building, Montpelier, 828-0749. Through July 28. GROUP EXHIBITION: Local artists present an eclectic collection of ceramics, paintings, photographs, jewelry and more. Blinking Light Gallery, Plainfield, 454-0141. Ongoing.


:: central ANN SCHALLER: Paintings by the Vermont artist. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, 8288743. Through July 24. ANDREW SUITS & CHU SIPKA: "My Art Show," mixed media and abstract illustrations. Langdon Street Café, Montpelier, 2238667. Through July 17. ARTHUR ZORN: "Improvisations," impressionistic paintings in mixed media. Bundy Center for the Arts, Waitsfield, 496-4781. Through September 5. MICHAEL BELENKY: "Studio of the Streets," large-format, black-and-white portraits from the mid-’80s in New York City. Blinking Light Gallery, Plainfield, 454-0141. Through July 24. MARCIA KEPNES: "Floragraphy II," photography. The Shoe Horn, Montpelier, 223-5454. Through July. VERMONT ARTISTS: "Quality vs. Quantity, " a group show in multiple media. Axel's Gallery & Frameshop, Waterbury, 244-7801. Through July 24. ERIC HASSE: Digital photography on large canvases. Supreme Court Lobby, Montpelier, 828-4784. Through August 12. ‘ANNIE O, 24 YEARS OF A GIRL’S LIFE WITH AUTISM’: A photographic exhibit by David and Dana O'Neill documenting their daughter's life and raising awareness about the developmental disability. Northlight Digital Gallery, Tip Top Media Arts Building, White River Junction, 280-1888. Through September 5.

ROB READE: Landscape photographs. Back Room Gallery, NEK Artisans Guild, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 467-3701. Through August 18. ELIZABETH ALLEN, BOB AIKEN & PETER A. MILLER: Paintings by the Vermont-based artists. Vermont Fine Art, Stowe, 253-9653. Through July. LINDA CONOVAL: "Static Motion," mixedmedia drawings of ballet dancing. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, 635-1469. Through August 6. ‘THE ALCHEMY OF SPRING’: Paintings reacting to the drama of seasonal change in Vermont by local artists Diane Bruns, Dorothy Martinez and Sandra Noble. Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe, 253-6837. Through July 6. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS: Ceramic and metal masks. Jeff's Seafood Restaurant, St. Albans, 524-6135. Ongoing. HARRIET WOOD: "Memory and Desire," abstract paintings. Brown Library, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 586-7711, x 101. Through July 15. ‘SENSE OF ANOTHER PLACE: IMAGINATION, MEMORY, DESIRE: The second annual group show features 32 area artists in sculpture and other media, inside and out. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe, 2538943. Through September 1. MYM TUMA: "We Are Different Forever," pastels and acrylic paintings and mixed-media works that are a memorial to 9/11. Merchants Bank, South Hero, 372-6047. Through July.

:: southern STEPHEN M. SCHAUB: "DVinci Solution," digital photos, and new work from other artists. Indian Hill Gallery, Pawlet, 325-2274. Weekends through Sept. 5. ‘THE SPORTSMAN COLLECTOR’: Paintings, sculptures and prints from sportsmen-artists, through July 10; and SCULPTURE GARDEN: Works in mixed media by Jack HowardPotter, Merritt Schnipper and John

Umphlett, through October 25; and JUNE SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Featured work by eight regional artists in painting, sculpture and photography, Yester House, through July 15. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 362-1405.

:: regional JACK LENOR LARSEN: "Creator and Collector," an exhibit of textiles and objects by the legendary American designer. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion, 1-877-BEAUX-ARTS. Through August 21. ELSWORTH KELLY: Sixty lithographs featuring line drawings of plants, fruits and flowers, made over 40 years. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 603-6462426. Through August 28. CHARLES ATWOOD KING: "Twenty Years of Drawings." North Gallery, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 518-523-2512. Through July 14. NATHAN FARB: Cibachrome prints from the photographer's book entitled Adirondack Wilderness. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 518-523-2512. Through July 10. ‘COLLECTANEA’: Objects from the permanent collection illustrate "the museum as hunter/gatherer," Gutman Gallery, through February; and MANUAL: "Archive Fever," an installation derived entirely by works from the permanent collection by the husband and wife team of Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom, Harrington Gallery, through October 2; and "CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS: GIFTS IN HONOR OF THE HOOD MUSEUM OF ART": Prints, paintings, ceramics and more enhancing the permanent collection, Second Floor Galleries, through December 11. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 603-646-2426. EDWIN HOLGATE: "Master of the Human Figure," paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by the late Canadian artist, through October 23; and SAM BORENSTEIN: "Passion for Color," paintings of Montréal and Quebec by the late Lithuanian immigrant, through September 18. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, 1-877-BEAUX-ARTS. 쩾


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CALEB KENNA: Photographs of India. Tully & Marie's Restaurant, Middlebury, 247-3306. Through August. ‘NINE LIVES’: An exhibit of hooked rugs by a group of artisans, called "The Nine," from Vermont and New York State. Warren Kimble Gallery, Brandon, 247-3026. Through July 17. PAUL PFEIFFER: "Morning After the Deluge," a contemporary video installation by the New York digital media artist. Middlebury College Museum of Art, 443-5235. Through August 14. LIBBY DAVIDSON: "The Natural Communities of Vermont," hand-painted prints of landscapes and wildlife. The Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 434-2167. Through October. ‘JOHN DEERE: THE MAN, THE LEGEND, THE BRAND’: A touring exhibit of photos and artifacts illustrating the life of the tractor man. Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, 388-2117. Through October 22. ‘MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS’: An exhibition of official portraits of recent Middlebury College presidents includes a hologram of 15th President Emeritus John McCardell, Jr., made by John Perry; and PAUL PFEIFFER: "Morning After the Deluge," video work juxtaposing rising and setting sun with Earth's movement; and LATIN AMERICAN GRAPHICS: "The Evolution of Identity from the Mythical to the Personal," contemporary printmaking by 49 artists. Middlebury College Museum of Art, 443-5235. All through August 14.

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‘WOMEN’S WORK: NO BOUNDARIES’: A touring exhibit featuring emerging artists Arista Alanis, paintings; Ashley James, ceramic sculpture; and Rachel Moore, glass, Main Gallery; and VERMONT FINALISTS FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS: Patricia Burleson and Kathleen Schneider, sculpture; Gail Salzman, paintings; Deidre Scherer, fabric and thread paintings; and Claire Van Vliet, pulp paintings, West Gallery, through August 28; also, JENNIFER KOCH: "String Balls and Insects," box constructions, and MARILYN RUSECKAS: "Under 30," pastel paintings, East Gallery, through July 10. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 253-8358. NMWA finalists are also showing different works at McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 654-2536. Through August 28. NORTHERN VERMONT ARTIST ASSOCIATION: A 75th annual juried show in multiple media. Bryan Memorial Art Gallery, Jeffersonville, 644-5100. Through July 10. STOWE TOWN HALL SUMMER EXHIBIT: Show in multiple media featuring area artists. Stowe Town Hall, 253-8571. Through August. GAYLEEN AIKEN: A commemorative exhibition of work by this iconic Vermont painter. GRACE Gallery at the Old Firehouse, Hardwick, 472-6857. Through July 20. LENNY CHRISTOPHER: "Exercises in Progression: Trips, Travels and Textures," photographs. Jeff's Maine Seafood, St. Albans, 309-8933. Ongoing. ‘ART IN BLOOM’: A juried group exhibition by local artists of works depicting flowers. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, 6445100. Through July.

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PREVIEWS DARK WATER: In Jennifer Connelly’s latest psychological thriller, a young woman gets her own apartment when her marriage falls apart, only to realize that her troubles have just begun. Based on a film by the creators of the Japanese version of The Ring. Costarring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. Directed by Walter Salles. (105 min, PG-13) FANTASTIC FOUR: Marvel’s longest running comic book series gets the big screen treatment in this festival of F/X from director Tim Story. Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans. (123 min, PG-13) TURTLES CAN FLY: The first feature film to emerge from post-Saddam Iraq, the latest from Bhaman Ghobadi offers a gut-wrenching portrait of war’s impact on some of its most innocent and defenseless victims. With Soran Ebrahim and Avaz Latif. (96 min, NR)


War of the Worlds HHH

P FAMILY GETAWAY Humans race for cover when inexplicably ticked-off aliens attack the Earth in the latest from Steven Spielberg.

rior to the release of War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise crisscrossed the globe for weeks to promote his latest collaboration with Steven Spielberg, but he seemed determined to talk with members of the media about anything on Earth except the movie. Now that I’ve seen it, I can understand why. All that “Has Tom flipped his lid?” furor was the perfect distraction from the reality that the picture is destined to prove the season’s biggest disappointment. There may well have been a method to Cruise’s couch-hopping madness after all. You know the world has changed when you can’t even count on Spielberg for a blast of big-screen fun. Not only has he made many of the most beloved motion pictures of all time, the guy invented the summer blockbuster. In his hands, a new-and-improved War of the Worlds should have been one of the high points of the movie-going year. Instead, it is near the artistic low point of his career. How does this latest interpretation of the H.G. Wells classic blow? Let us count the ways: First, the $135 million budget apparently didn’t include a penny for character development. The population of the entire planet is under attack by aliens, and virtually the only human beings the film pays any attention to are a divorced, inattentive dad (Cruise), his disgruntled teen son (Justin Chatwin), and saucer-eyed daughter (Dakota Fanning). Think of the dozens of unforgettable characters we’ve met over the years in movies Spielberg has made. Here he has only three to deal with, yet fails to bring even one to life. This is a generic family on the run. Second, the script is a festival of implausibility. The director’s recent sci-fi achievements — A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report — possessed a high degree of vision, poetry and elegance. Next to them, War of the Worlds looks like The Three Stooges in Outer Space Jitters. For example, consider the premise that a malevolent alien race has spent a million years setting the stage for its invasion. A million years? Why the wait? It’s never explained. Neither is how the Martians, or whatever they are (never

explained), could have buried untold numbers of massive tripods all over the world ages ago without a single one being discovered as cities built their vast subterranean systems of sewers, foundations, water, gas and power lines, not to mention subways. But that’s what screenwriters Josh Friedman and David Koepp expect us to believe. At the start of the film, lightning bolts descend from the sky and activate these giant machines. Armies of them burst through the earth and begin zapping — and evaporating — everyone in their path. This also fails to make any sense, since we’re later led to understand that the whole goal of the invasion is to suck the blood of earthlings through tentacle-like tubes and then spray red stuff over every inch of the planet. The reason they’d want to do this is also never made clear. Third, the space invaders themselves are a major letdown. While certain sequences involving the havoc wreaked by their towering, spidery vehicles are impressive from a special-effects standpoint, the creatures at the wheel should never have been allowed to get out and stretch their legs. Not if they were going to prove such an uninspired rehash of aliens we’ve encountered in other movies. The filmmakers must have run out of money before they could come up with a design for their own invaders, so they just asked to borrow some from the guys who made Independence Day. All in all, it’s a pretty sad showing for a director of Spielberg’s caliber. Sure, buildings are blown up, planes crash, crowds flee and lots of ordnance is fired into the sky by military forces, but we can get that any day of the week from Michael Bay or a hundred other directors. Or from watching the evening news. But when worlds collide and Steven Spielberg is behind the camera, we expect more. We expect movie magic. This time around, unfortunately, he had nothing up his sleeve. The truth is that Tom Cruise, with all his Katie-squeezing, Brooke-bashing and Matt-lashing, put on the better show off-screen. m

BATMAN BEGINSHHH Christian Bale stars in Memento director Christopher Nolan’s exploration of the caped crusader’s origins and emergence as a force for good in the city of Gotham. Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy costar. (134 min, PG-13) BEWITCHEDH1/2 Nora Ephron directs this big-screen version of the TV classic with Nicole Kidman as the suburban housewife who has supernatural talents. Will Ferrell costars as Darren #3. With Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. (90 min, PG-13) CINDERELLA MANHHHH Russell Crowe stars in the latest from Ron Howard, the amazing true story of James J. Braddock, who made one of the unlikeliest comebacks in boxing history. With Renee Zellweger. (144 min, PG-13) CRASHHHH1/2 Paul Haggis co-wrote and makes his feature directorial debut with this LA-based ensemble piece which explores the issue of racism in post-9/11 America. Starring Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Ryan Phillippe. (100 min, R) HERBIE: FULLY LOADEDHH1/2 The Love Bug is back with Lindsay Lohan behind the wheel. This time around the car star makes a bid for NASCAR glory. With Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon. (92 min, G) HOWL'S MOVING CASTLEHHHH From the creator of Spirited Away comes this animated adventure in which a young girl is mysteriously transformed into a 90-year-old woman. Featuring the voices of Emily Mortimer, Christan Bale and Jean Simmons. (120 min, PG)



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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Summer Cinema

Three cinematic series, including two that take place outdoors and feature live music, will unspool for free on Saturday evenings this summer. The third annual Richmond Green Film Fest, which kicked off last week with The Wizard of Oz, strives to be quirky but inoffensive. “In the past we got feedback that our movies weren’t always family-friendly,” says Joe O’Brien, owner of the downtown video store Film Buzz that sponsors this solarpowered extravaganza. “Some people were bothered by the cursing in Network, for example.”

The fest is composed of a visual arts exhibit, entertainment at 6:30 p.m., and films at dusk. The remaining 2005 lineup: July 9 — Napoleon Dynamite, an offbeat comedy about a geeky teen helping his friend win the election for high school class president. With the Abby Jenne Band, featuring 17-year-old Richmond singer Sean Hood. July 16 — What the Bleep Do We Know, a philosophical docudrama about the meaning of life. With Afrograss folk-rockers the Arthur Lee Band, and Richmond rockers Planet Escape. July 23 — Big Fish, Tim Burton’s take on a father prone to tall tales. With The Warrens, an acoustic group, and the Aaron Levinson Jazz Trio. July 30 — “It’s a wild-card night,” notes O’Brien. “This is really our date in case any of the other films are rained out. But if we’re not having a monsoon season, the picture will be a surprise.” Either way, bluesand-roots artist Sue Foley appears. Visit for more info. The University of Vermont Lane Series is taking a cinematic approach to an outdoor concert series this month. Musicians play in styles evocative of the films that follow their 7 p.m. performances. The venue: the pine grove between Gutterson Field House and the Recital Hall on the Redstone Campus. “We have this gorgeous park here

that hasn’t been a major happening place,” Lane Series manager Natalie Neuert says. “Although we might have preferred to program art-house fare like Ingmar Bergman and Jim Jarmusch, this type of event has to be more accessible,” she adds. “But it’s amazing how well these films hold up.” The films may be classics, but the local musicians definitely are not classical. The schedule: July 9 — American Graffiti, the preStar Wars George Lucas saga of restless California teens in the early 1960s. With The Starline Rhythm Boys. July 16 — Into the West, about two Irish boys from a troubled home who find freedom on a white horse. With Dervish. July 23 — The Sting, with Paul Newman and Robert Redford as clever conmen in 1930s Chicago. With folk duo Guy Van Duser and Billy Novik. July 30 — Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks spoof of a classic monster movie. With the Black Sea Quartet. In case of rain, the concerts move

indoors to the Recital Hall, which can hold 320 people. For more info, visit The Middlebury College Language Schools are once again sponsoring the International Film Festival every Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium, with post-screening discussions. July 9 — Face of Jizi, about a contemporary woman who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima as a child. July 16 — Head-On, concerning a starcrossed romance between two people of Turkish heritage in Germany. July 23 — The Keys to the House, in which a disabled Italian adolescent reunites with his estranged father. July 26 — Motorcycle Diaries, a memoir of young Che Guevara’s on-the-road adventures August 6 — The Return, about a mysterious Russian who comes back into the lives of his two sons after more than a decade away. For more info, visit http://www. 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.

Never call FATSOS names like “blubber tub” or “pork butt.” Why is JESUS a common name in Spanish but not English? No one on Earth knows how an operating SYSTEM works. Through HYPNOSIS, Mindy recalled having sex with an alien. The store that INSISTED all patrons be body searched closed. A tattoo immortalizing “Billy Bob” may not be the WISEST move. Some believe BLASTOCYSTS have more rights than adults. The minds of some Old Navy patrons can’t be RESUSCITATED. Not having a tanned midriff does not a DISASTER make. In the poetry wars, the sonnet has triumphed over the SESTINA. E me with your Qs or comments ( Difficulty rating for this puzzle: EMBARASSINGLY EASY. If you’re stuck, see the HINT on this page. If you cave, see the ANSWER on page 55A. 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: Send a “Save Our Ship.”


ust nine days after Steven Spielberg launched War of the Worlds, director David Giancola unleashes Landslide. His $1.2 million epic about a natural disaster at a condominium complex premieres this weekend in his native Rutland, one of the places where it was shot last November. “There are interconnected human stories with an intense ticking-clock plot,” Giancola says. “The characters are trapped, so we pile on the menace. They’re running out of air. And they confront rattlesnakes — six of them we flew in from Los Angeles, plus 20 rubber snakes.” The first Landslide screening takes place at the Westway Theater on July 8 at 7 p.m., with additional shows at the Plaza Movieplex 9 on July 13 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Giancola will be on hand to answer questions. These are probably the only theatrical opportunities to see Landslide, before it heads to TV and video. Call the Crossroads Arts Council at 773-5413 for tickets.



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SHORTS << 51A LAND OF THE DEADHHH1/2 George Romero pioneered the zombie genre that has made so many young filmmakers rich in recent years. Here he rehashes his own formula with a story about flesh-eating freaks who roam free outside a fortified city. Starring Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo and Simon Baker. (93 min, R) MAD HOT BALLROOMHHH1/2 Firsttime filmmakers Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell do for choreography what Spellbound did for orthography in this heart-warming documentary about 11year-old New York City public school students waltzing into the world of competitive ballroom dancing. (105 min, PG) MADAGASCARHHH Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer are among the voice cast in DreamWorks’ animated adventure about pampered zoo animals marooned on an island. (80 min, PG) MINDHUNTERSH1/2 Val Kilmer, LL Cool J and Christian Slater are teamed in the latest from director Renny Harlin, a grisly whodunit in which FBI profilers try to figure out which one of them is really a serial killer before none of them is left. (106 min, R) MR. & MRS. SMITHH Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are paired in the latest

from Doug (The Bourne Identity) Liman, the action-packed saga of a suburban husband and wife who lead secret lives as high-paid assassins. With Kerry Washington. (115 min, PG13) REBOUNDHH Martin Lawrence stars in this comedy about a Bobby Knightstyle college basketball coach whose hot temper lands him in hot water. With Breckin Meyer. Directed by Steve Carr. (103 min, PG) STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITHHHH1/2 George Lucas calls it a day with the third in his series of ponderous prequels. The final film chronicles the formation of the Galactic Empire and the birth of big bad Darth. With Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen and Jimmy Smits. (146 min, PG-13) THE LONGEST YARDHHH Adam Sandler and Chris Rock team up for this remake of Burt Reynolds’ 1974 comedy in which a former quarterback doing time organizes his fellow inmates into a mean, guard-crushing machine. With Reynolds, Nelly and James Cromwell. Directed by Peter Segal. (109 min, PG-13) WAR OF THE WORLDSHH1/2 Tom Cruise, Miranda Otto and Dakota Fanning star in Steven Spielberg’s con-

temporary retelling of the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic focusing on one family’s struggle to survive an alien invasion. With Tim Robbins and Justin Chatwin. (117 min, PG-13)

NEW ON DVD/VHS BRIDE AND PREJUDICEHHH The folks who gave us Bend It Like Beckham lavishly update Jane Austen’s classic love story and set it in modern-day India, London and America. Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson star. Gurinder Chadha directs. (120 min, PG-13) DEAR FRANKIEHHH Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler are paired in Shona Aeurbach’s heart-warmer about a little boy whose mother says his father is working aboard a ship, then has to find a flesh-and-blood person to fill the role. With Jack McElhone and Sean Brown. (102 min, PG-13) HIDE AND SEEKHH John (Swimfan) Polson directs this psychological thriller about a widower who worries that his daughter’s imaginary friend may not only be very real but very dangerous as well. Starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. (105 min, R)


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wednesday 6 — thursday 7 War of the Worlds 12, 1, 2:45, 4, 6:15, 7, 9, 9:45. Bewitched 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30. Herbie: Fully Loaded 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:20, 9:35. Batman Begins 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25. Madagascar 12:15, 2:20, 4:15, 6:10. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 1, 3:50, 7, 9:50. Rebound 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:20. Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40. Land of the Dead 8, 10.

friday 8 — thursday 14 *Fantastic Four 1:30, 4, 6:50, 9. Herbie: Fully Loaded 1:30, 5:40, 6:40, 8:30. War of the Worlds 1:30, 4, 7, 9. Bewitched 1:30, 6:40. Batman Begins 4, 8:30.

ESSEX CINEMA Essex Outlet Fair, Rt. 15 & 289, Essex Junction, 879-6543 wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Batman Begins 10 (Wed), 12:30, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15. Bewitched 10 (Wed), 1:10, 3:45, 6:20, 9. Herbie: Fully Loaded 10 (Wed), 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:20. Land of the Dead 10 (Wed), 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10. Madagascar 10 (Wed), 1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 3:45, 6:30, 9:15. Rebound 10 (Wed), 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, 6:40, 8:40. War of the Worlds 12:45, 1:15, 3:30, 4, 6:10, 6:40, 8:45, 9:15. friday 8 — thursday 14 *Dark Water 10 (Sat & Wed), 12:55, 3:30, 6:15, 9. *Fantastic Four 10 (Sat & Wed), 1:20, 4:15, 7, 9:20. Batman Begins 10 (Sat & Wed), 12:30, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15. Bewitched 10 (Sat & Wed), 1:10, 3:45, 6:20, 9. Herbie: Fully Loaded 10 (Sat & Wed), 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:20. Madagascar 10 (Sat & Wed), 12:40, 2:40. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 6:30, 9:15. Rebound 10 (Sat & Wed), 4:40. War of the Worlds 10 (Sat & Wed), 12:45, 1:15, 3:30, 4, 6:10, 6:40, 8:45, 9:15.

ETHAN ALLEN CINEMAS Ethan Allen Shopping Center, North Ave., Burlington, 863-6040. wednesday 6 — thursday 7 Rebound 1:10, 7:10, 9:25. Herbie: Fully Loaded 1:20, 7, 8:50. Bewitched 1:30, 6:50, 9:20. Batman Begins 6:40, 9:15. Madagascar 1. friday 8 — thursday 14 *Fantastic Four 1, 3:20 (Sat & Sun), 7, 9:25. *Dark Water 1:20, 3:30 (Sat & Sun), 7:10, 9:30. Batman Begins 3 (Sat & Sun), 6:40, 9:15. Bewitched 1:30, 3:40 (Sat & Sun), 6:50, 9:20. Rebound 1:10. See


friday 8 — thursday 14 *Fantastic Four 12:40, 1:20, 4, 6:20, 7, 9, 9:40. *Dark Water 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:45. War of the Worlds 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:10, 7:10, 9:10, 9:50. Batman Begins 12:35, 3:35, 6:30, 9:30. Bewitched 12:25, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:25. Herbie: Fully Loaded 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20. Madagascar 1, 6. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:35. Rebound 3:40. Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 3, 8:15. Times subject to change. See

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friday 8 — thursday 14 *Fantastic Four 12:40, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 7:20, 9:10, 9:45. *Dark Water 12:35, 3:45, 6:55, 9:40. War of the Worlds 12:20, 2:50, 3:40, 6:15, 7:15, 9, 9:50. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 3:50, 9:30. Herbie: Fully Loaded 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:05, 9:35. Madagascar 12:45, 5:20. Batman Begins 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25. Rebound 4. Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 12:50, 6:35. Bewitched 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30.

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One cardinal rule of comedy is that nuns are funny when they’re having fun — and the 1983 musical Nunsense takes full advantage of this. In the play, 52 of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, New Jersey, succumb to botulism poisoning after sipping some tainted vichyssoise. When the remaining few nuns find that the convent only has cash enough to bury 48 bodies, they decide to trust in a tuneful talent show to fund the additional funerals. The result is a Reverend Mother who directs like a Broadway vet, and a cast that sports as many dimples as wimples. The Stowe Theatre Guild produces the show in its newly refurbished theater, complete with seats a whole lot cushier than the ones in Catholic school.

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WED.06 music Also, see clubdates in Section A. 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. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: String and piano teachers feature works by four contemporary composers from North and South America. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 656-7767. MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Legendary music-makers and talented up-and-comers perform jazz, blues, electronica and contemporary tunes. More than 300 of the 400-plus shows are free. Various venues in Montréal, various times & prices. Info, 888-515-0515. TAMMY FLETCHER & THE DISCIPLES: The Vermontbased blues diva belts out gospel, country and rock ’n’ roll. Fine Arts Center, Castleton State College, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 468-1119. VILLAGE HARMONY: Teens from this folk-singing ensemble share music from Eastern Europe and Africa. Hardwick Town House, 7:30 p.m. $5-8. Info, 472-8800. AURORA ANCIENT MUSIC: Voices, harp, hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy combine to make medieval melodies. Bristol Town Green, noon. Free. Info, 864-9212. ROBERT RESNIK & MARTY MORRISSEY: This local duo delivers historic ballads and Celtic and Franco-American tunes. City Hall Park, Barre, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 476-4605. RANDOM ASSOCIATION: Folks with an appetite for a cappella get their fill from this all-vocal band. Hinesburg Recreation Field, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 434-4760. ‘ARTFUL COMPOSITIONS’: Senior string students perform seasonally themed chamber works by Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2809.


drama ‘NUNSENSE’: The Stowe Theatre Guild stages this rollicking musical about a group of nuns who organize a benefit concert for their convent. See calendar spotlight. Town Hall Theatre, Stowe, 8 p.m. $17. Info, 253-3961. CIRCUS SMIRKUS: The Vermont kids’ troupe presents its take on Pinocchio — complete with live Italian music and puppetry collaboration with Sandglass Theater. Middlebury Recreation Center, 2 & 7 p.m. $15. Info, 533-7443. ‘THE FOREIGNER’: In this comedy, a shy Englishman vacationing in rural Georgia masquerades as an exotic outsider. Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, N.Y., 8 p.m. $20. Info, 518-891-1854. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: Hollywood invades a small Irish fishing village in this award-winning black comedy presented by St. Michael’s Playhouse. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $28. Info, 654-2281. ‘THE ISLAND’: In this play by Athol Fugard, two South African political prisoners perform Sophocles’ Antigone. See feature, this issue. Unadilla Theatre, North Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $20. Info, 456-8968. READERS THEATER REHEARSAL: Vocal library patrons practice staged readings from Seed-folks, Paul Fleischmann’s book about the power of community gardens. Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

film ‘KONTROLL’: Set in the Budapest subway system, this Hungarian thriller follows a band of rag-tag ticket control officers who try to police the underground. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 & 9:15 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. COMMUNITY DARKROOM CRITIQUE: Area photographers gather informally to share and discuss each other’s work. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7161.


‘SALSALINA’ PRACTICE: Work on your sensuous INK, SWEAT & TEARS: Burlington-area writers share nightclub routines at this weekly Latin dance sesconstructive criticism and caffeine. Muddy Waters, sion. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, nonmembers 6 Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 238-4040. p.m., members 7 p.m. $5-10. Info, 598-1077. ‘WHAT A CHARACTER’: Readers analyze F. Scott REBECCA KELLY BALLET: This contemporary comFitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in this discussion pany from New York City presents Making a Dance, series on memorable protagonists. North Hero 3x1-coolweb'05 9:38 AMArts, Page 1 Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Free. 372-5458. Making a Dancer. Lake 7/5/05 Placid Center for the N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 518-523-2512.

DOUBLE READING: Local versifier David Cavanagh reads from his new poetry collection, Middleman, then native Vermont poet Leland Kinsey shares his work. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. JIM FLINT: The co-author of Patchwork and executive director of Friends of Burlington Gardens introduces community green-thumb success stories. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001.

talks ‘A HANDMADE LIFE’: Writer-farmer Peter Forbes presents an illustrated overview of contemporary Maine homesteader William Copperthwaite’s dayto-day designs. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545. VOLUNTEER OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Advocates brainstorm ways to look out for residents in Vermont’s long-term care facilities. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202. HOLISTIC NUTRITION: Certified healer Patrick McAndrew explains the whole-body approach to diet and lifestyle. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 917-685-5617.


‘A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD’: This vaudeville-style musical is based on author-illustrator Arnold Lobel’s books about two amphibian friends. Weston Playhouse Other Stages, 2 p.m. $8-15. Info, 824-5288. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Would-be farmers ages 3 and up sing “Inch by Inch, Row by Row” as they make a scarecrow. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 9-10:30 a.m. $5. Info, 457-2355. TEEN TIME: Young adults shoot hoops and try other organized activities in an open auditorium. Seminary Street, Barre, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-7378. VERY MERRY THEATRE: Rain or shine, ages 5 and up enjoy an outdoor version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s musical The Pirates of Penzance. Battery Park, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 865-9165. ‘SURF MASTERS’: Kids ages 8 to 14 learn about French artist Georges Seurat, then try a painting in his pointillist style. South Burlington Community Library, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 652-7080. SONGS & STORIES: Kids in grades K-4 join guitarist Matthew Witten for folk songs and funny tales. Waterbury Congregational Church, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. ‘THE TOWN MOUSE & THE CITY MOUSE’: Traveling puppeteer Ernie Hemingway relates a tale of two rodent cousins who can’t adapt to each other’s style. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. HAWAIIAN LUAU: Hula teacher Tiffany Brown and the Bare Foot Dancers sway to tropical tunes while kids of all ages enjoy tasty treats. Cabot Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 563-2721.

WESTFORD PLAYGROUP: Children gather for games, songs and stories at the Westford Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Tots take in their favorite tales at the Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. SENIOR EXERCISE: The 60-plus set benefits from ANIMAL FEEDING: Watch critters do dinner with stretches and strength training. Senior Community help from the animal-care staff at the ECHO Center, The Pines, South Burlington, 2:30 p.m. Center, Burlington, noon & 3 p.m. $6-9. Info, $2. Info, 658-7477. 864-1848. QUECHEE GORGE TOUR: A naturalist with geologiBIRD FEEDING: Find out what raptors like for lunch cal expertise leads hikers into Vermont’s version at the VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 4:30 p.m. of the Grand Canyon. VINS Nature Center, $6.50-8. Info, 359-5000. Quechee, 2 p.m. $8. Info, 359-5000. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: Readings of family BACKROADS RIDE: Bikers with fat tires take it easy on faves provide morning fun for toddlers at Barnes 25 miles of dirt roads in Essex. Call for meeting loca& Noble, South Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, tion, 5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-2839. 864-8001. MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES: Kids and adults get twoWATERBURY STORYTIME: Little ones ages 2 and wheeled training on 5-, 10-, 15- or 20-km loops. under get hooked on books at the Waterbury Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6 Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. p.m. $3-10. Info, 879-6001. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: Picture books HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: The local chapter of the and puppets engage growing readers aged 3-5. international cross-country club meets for fun, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. beer and, oh yeah, running. Burlington City Hall Free. Info, 878-6956. Park, 6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 318-5527. ‘MOVING & GROOVING’: Two- to 5-year-olds boogie VERMONT EXPOS: Burlington’s own minor-league down to rock ’n’ roll and world-beat music. baseball team bats against the Lowell Spinners at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Centennial Info, 865-7216. 2x1-CityMkt070605#2 7/5/05 8:48Field, AM Burlington, Page 1 7:05 p.m. $6-7. Info, 655-4200.


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activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: Activists stand together in opposition to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Top of Church Street, Burlington, 5-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345. INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISTS: Marx-minded activists strategize about the labor, feminist and antiwar movements. Room 100, Lafayette Hall, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Child care and info, 864-9678. ‘CARAVAN TO CUBA’ SEND-OFF: Bid bon voyage to members of Pastors for Peace at a celebration with music, dancing and food. Burlington College, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 3. SISTER CITY MEETING: Burlington citizens work to strengthen three-way ties between Bethlehem in Israel, Arad in Palestine and Vermont’s Queen City. First floor conference room, Burlington City Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-2001.

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: Hawks, owls and other live birds of prey are the focus of this nature showcase and talk. VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 11 a.m. and 1 & 3:30 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 Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. LAUGHING CLUB: Gigglers of all ages yuk it up for a healthful half-hour. Union Station, Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2578. 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, 652-7076. KNITTING POSSE: Needle-wielding crafters convene over good yarns. South Burlington Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7076. FARMERS’ MARKET: Browse among open-air booths selling homegrown produce, baked goods and crafts. Route 2, behind Cabot Creamery Offices, Montpelier, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 685-4360. CABLE-ACCESS LAB: Want to be on TV? Citizens peruse archives and learn how to produce their own shows. Channel 17, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 862-3966, ext. 16. OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: Weather permitting, astronomy buffs use telescopes to get a glimpse of Jupiter and its moons. McCardell Bicentennial Hall rooftop, Middlebury College, 9-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266 after 7 p.m. night of event. HISTORY CRUISE: The narrated voyage floats past significant forts, mounts and monuments. Departs from Teachout’s Lakehouse Wharf, Shoreham, 1 p.m. $5. Info, 897-5331. Project2


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MAYOR’S CUP FESTIVAL & REGATTA: A week of sporting events, musical acts and contests is capped off by a stunning sailboat race with more than 100 vessels. Various venues in Plattsburgh, N.Y., various times and prices. Info, 518-562-9708. WOMEN’S MAP & COMPASS: Ladies learn the basics of navigation in a nighttime forest, then get oriented using their new skills. Marsh Billings National Historic Park, Woodstock, 5-8 p.m. $18. Registration and info, 244-7037. ‘FRIENDSHIPMENT CARAVAN’: Get a taste of daily life in Cuba at a dinner-discussion. Cuban filmmaker Estella Bravo’s documentary about the U.S./Cuban blockade wraps up the evening at Burlington College, dinner 5 p.m., panel 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. ‘PULL FOR NATURE’: Volunteers paddle provided canoes and uproot invasive water chestnuts from lower Lake Champlain. Call for West Haven-area meeting location, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 2658645, ext. 24.

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SUMMER SOUNDS: The band Young Country lassoes rural rhythms with three-part harmony. Depot Park, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380.

drama ‘NUNSENSE’: See July 6. ‘THE FOREIGNER’: See July 6. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: See July 6. ‘THE ISLAND’: See July 6. ‘LAUNDRY & BOURBON’ & ‘LONE STAR’: The Middlebury Actors Workshop stages two humorous plays set in Texas that feature gossipy friends, two rambunctious brothers and a 1959 pink Thunderbird. See review, this issue. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 382-9222. ‘ANNIE’: Leapin’ lizards! The Fairfax Community Theatre Company stages this musical about a plucky, Depression-era orphan who finds her Daddy Warbucks. Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 849-2923. ‘I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER’: Lost Nation Theater presents this nostalgic play about a son who struggles to relate to his aging parents. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 229-0492. ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: Local resident and longtime actor Wayne Martens produces and stars in Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a lonesome traveler. Waterfront Theatre, Lake & College Building, Burlington, 8 p.m. $16. Info, 862-7469. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: A quintet of “jumpstyle” jazz singers appear magically out of a radio in this musical based on Louis Jordan’s r&b tunes. Weston Playhouse, 8 p.m. $28-39. Info, 824-5288.

Also, see clubdates in Section A. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See July 6. Students sharpen their performance skills with works by various composers. Free. MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: See July 6. VILLAGE HARMONY: See July 6, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Info, 426-3210. AURORA ANCIENT MUSIC: See July 6, Grace Church, Sheldon, 7:30 p.m. $10. GLEN PHILLIPS: The former front man of Toad the ‘HAROLD & MAUDE’: In this 1971 cult classic, a Wet Sprocket hops onstage after special guest rock20-year-old guy who’s preoccupied with death er Tracy Bonham. Battery Park, Burlington, 6:30 befriends a happy-go-lucky lady in her eighties. p.m. - dusk. Free. Info, 865-7166. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The orchestra’s 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 865-7166. statewide summer tour features al fresco selections ‘GET REAL’: Teens deal with relationships in this from famous Broadway musicals. Mountain Top Inn, 1999 TV show, which is part of the week-long Chittenden, 7:30 p.m. $25. Info, 863-5966. Queer Film Festival. Community Room, Burlington ELISABETH VON TRAPP & FRIENDS: The College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. Waitsfield-based singer shares country, contempo‘FILM, FEAST & FICTION’: Cinema gourmands enjoy rary folk and her own compositions based on lyrics a literary potluck discussion after watching the by poet Robert Frost. Old Schoolhouse Common, book-based, food-themed movie, Il Postino. Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. Winooski Senior Center, 6 p.m. Free, bring a dish WATERBURY ROTARY CONCERT SERIES: Jenni to share. Info, 655-2501. Johnson and The Junketeers belt out blues and ‘SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS’: This Chinese film follows Motown hits at the Rusty Parker Memorial Park, an old man on a mission to find out if he married Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7352. the wrong woman 40 years ago. Loew Auditorium, BROWN BAG SERIES: The Upper Valley Music Center Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., Youth Orchestra offers an instrumental interlude. 7 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422. Woodstock Village Green, noon. Free. Info, 457-3981. Project4 7/5/05 12:46 PM Page 1



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words ‘CREATING CHARACTERS’: Four regional writers of detective fiction discuss how they come up with the good, the bad and the ugly. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. ‘A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD’: See July 6. TEEN TIME: See July 6. VERY MERRY THEATRE: See July 6, Richmond Town Park. SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY STORYTIME: Youngsters ages 3-5 get together for easy listening at the South Burlington Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. WESTFORD STORYTIME: Kids ponder picture books and create crafts at the Westford Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639. DADS’ PLAYGROUP: Fathers and their offspring bond through fun and games. Family Center, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8765. KIDS’ 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. ‘LITTLE ROOTS’ STORYTIME: Kids gather in the garden to hear tales about plants, flowers and bugs. Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. BABY TIME: Little ones up to age 2 meet each other at the Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:15 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. BARRE LIBRARY STORYTIME: Summer readers get crafty at the Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. SUMMER READING: Literary adventurers of all ages hang out with good books at the Winooski Memorial Library, 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-6424.

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Also, see clubdates in Section A. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See July 6. Audience members hear works by Hungarian composers Belá Bartók, Ernö Dohnány and Zoltán Kodály. MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: See July 6. VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: See July 7, Quechee Polo Grounds. BURLINGTON ROTARY CONCERT SERIES: Jenni Johnson and The Junketeers serenade post-work walkers with jazz, blues and funk. Burlington City Hall Park, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 860-3107. WAREBROOK CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Composers and performers converge in the Northeast Kingdom for a weekend of cuttingedge classical. Various Irasburg-area venues, times and prices. Info, 754-6335. THE SOCIAL BAND: Burlington’s lively a cappella group sings choral works commissioned from 25 Vermont composers. Enosburg Opera House, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 933-6171. ‘THE LIFE & ART OF LOUISE HOMER’: Metropolitan Opera alumna Meredith Parsons McComb sings through her one-woman show about a WWI–era contralto. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 352-4609. BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Campers and day trippers take in 14 bands at this outdoor ’do over a festive three days. End of Basin Road, Brandon, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $10-33. Info, 236-1096. SOLO CONCERT: Montpelier cellist Robert Blais plays works by Bach, Ernest Bloch, and musical trickster Peter Schickele. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 229-9214. WOOD’S TEA COMPANY: The Vermont-based band lets loose with a lively mixture of Celtic tunes, bluegrass, sea chanteys and folk songs. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 518-523-2512. NATHANIEL MARRO JAZZ TRIO: This group’s musical explorations inspire listeners at the Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. ‘SILK & STEEL’ CONCERT: Violin virtuoso Malcolm Goldstein joins Liu Fang, a master on the Chinese lute-like pipa, for contemporary improvisations. Haskell Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 873-3022.

BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See July 6. RICHMOND PEACE VIGIL: Concerned citizens support U.S. troops while expressing hope for an end to Middle Eastern deployments. Bring a candle to the Congregational Church, Richmond, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2053.

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKET: See July 6, Mills Riverside Park, Route 15, Jericho, 3-6:30 p.m. Info, 425-2665. HISTORY CRUISE: See July 6. MAYOR’S CUP FESTIVAL & REGATTA: See July 6. ‘PULL FOR NATURE’: See July 6. BOOK SALE: Bookworms discover bargains for all ages at the Stowe Free Library, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 253-6145. INTERVALE THURSDAYS: Take a break from city life with tours, talks, live music and food sampling. Calkins Community Barn, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 660-0440, ext. 101. BURLINGTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: Community businesspeople tour the new Waterfront Theatre and hear about the design of the building it’s in. Lake & College Building, Burlington, networking 7:30 a.m., program 8 a.m. $10 includes breakfast. Reservations and info, 863-1175. FAITH-BASED FUNDING CONFERENCE: Vermont community nonprofits with ties to religious organizations learn how to access federal grants. See “Local Matters,” this issue. Wyndham Hotel, Burlington, registration 8 a.m., conference 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $25. Info, 703-433-1640, ext. 133. NORTHERN LIGHTS DINNER CRUISE: A buffet meal motivates dancers to sway to the sounds of folkster Colin McCaffrey. Departs from King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington, 7 p.m. $25. Info, 864-9669.




Drive-in movies are great, but with two free film and music festivals to choose from, the outdoor movie experience isn’t only for folks in four-doors. Burlington cinéastes can walk to the UVM campus to take in honky-tonk swingers The Starline Rhythm Boys, followed by American Graffiti, director George Lucas’ tribute to California high-school car culture. Or cut back on fossil fuels by tapping into Richmond’s solar-powered screen, which runs on juice from the SolarBus. Seventeen-year-old local songwriter Sean Hood opens for mischievous folk rockers The Abby Jenne Band, then the cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite explodes ideas of what high school was like in the ’80s. Neither locale skimps on screen size, and each will feature a different weekly band-movie combo for the rest of July. Pass the popcorn.

RICHMOND GREEN FILM FEST Saturday, July 9, Volunteers Green, Richmond, music 6:30 p.m., film at dusk. Free. Info, 434-7447. ‘FILM & MUSIC ON A SUMMER NIGHT’ Saturday, July 9, Redstone Pine Grove, UVM, Burlington, music 7 p.m., film at dusk. Free. Info, 656-4455.

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BURLINGTON CONTRA DANCE: Traditional dancers turn out to tunes by David Carpenter and Friends. Caller Lausanne Allen makes the rounds. St. Anthony’s Church Hall, Burlington, 8 p.m. $7. Info, 434-2446. BALLROOM DANCE SOCIAL: Singles and couples of all ages learn ballroom, swing and Latin dancing. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 862-2207.

Also, see exhibitions in Section A. VERMONT KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL: A wine-andcheese reception kicks off two days of prismatic demos. See calendar spotlight. Stowe Inn, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 253-4693. ARTS & ANTIQUES: A flea market, art show and train rides connect downtown businesses with creativity. Various locations, St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Info, 748-5369.



‘NUNSENSE’: See July 6. CIRCUS SMIRKUS: See July 6, Manchester Recreation Field. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: See July 6. ‘LAUNDRY & BOURBON’ & ‘LONE STAR’: See July 7. ‘ANNIE’: See July 7. ‘I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER’: See July 7, 8 p.m. $21. ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: See July 7. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: See July 7, $37-46. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: A plein air staging of this romantic comedy by Shakespeare contains lots of funny and gender-bending detective work. Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 453-2211. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: The newly formed Vermont Shakespeare Company picks a wooded setting for the Bard’s take on fairy-tale love. Knight Point State Park, Grand Isle, 6 p.m. $25. Info, 796-4518. ‘ENCHANTED APRIL’: In this romantic comedy, four very different women answer a life-changing ad that promises “wisteria and sunshine.” Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, N.Y., 8 p.m. $20. Info, 518-891-1854. ‘PRINCESS IDA’: In this Gilbert & Sullivan musical, a young woman swears off men, only to be persuaded by a persistent suitor. Unadilla Theatre, North Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $20. Info, 456-8968. ‘THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD’: The audience votes on how this bawdy Victorian musical mystery will end. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $18. Info, 583-1674.

ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See July 6, Waterbury Branch Library, for children ages 3-5, 9:30 a.m. ‘A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD’: See July 6, 2 & 7 p.m. VERY MERRY THEATRE: See July 6, Staige Barn, Garen Road, Charlotte. ‘THE MUSIC MAN’: Early risers shimmy and shake with song-player Peter Alsen. Waterbury Branch Library, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME: Parents accompany kids ages 2 to 5 for stories and fun activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. AFTERNOON CRAFTS: Summer sculptors age 7 and up get creative at the Winooski Memorial Library, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. ‘MUSIC WITH ROBERT AND GIGI’: Kids sing along with Robert Resnik and his fiddle-playing friend Gigi Weisman. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Registration and info, 865-7216. ‘SURFING POND LIFE’: Naturalist Bridget Butler introduces freshwater fish, frogs and insects, then reads a story to kids ages 5 to 10. South Burlington Community Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080.



‘BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE’: In this Queer Film Festival flick, two Vancouver girls fall in love and move in with each other. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. ‘LANDSLIDE’: Rutland residents catch local scenery in filmmaker David Giancola’s latest thriller. A discussion with the director follows. See “Flick Chick,” this issue. Westway Theater, Rutland, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 775-5413.


sport SENIOR EXERCISE: See July 6, 10 a.m. QUECHEE GORGE TOUR: See July 6. VERMONT EXPOS: See July 6.

activism ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKETS: See July 6, Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Info, 434-5273. Westford Green, 4-6:30. Free. Info, 878-7405. Route 15, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5584. HISTORY CRUISE: See July 6. MAYOR’S CUP FESTIVAL & REGATTA: See July 6. BOOK SALE: See July 7.

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FAITH-BASED FUNDING CONFERENCE: See July 7. TERTULIA LATINA: Latinoamericanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español at Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1926. VGSA SUNSET CRUISE: Vermont Gay Social Alternatives launches Pride Weekend with a threehour party on the lake. See calendar spotlight. Departs from King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington, 7:45 p.m. $40. Info, 863-3669. PRIDE KICK-OFF PARTY: DJs Precious and Craig Mitchell spin for out-and-proud peeps. See calendar spotlight. 135 Pearl, Burlington, 8 p.m. $5. Info, 863-2343. WREATH CEREMONY: Visitors commemorate the 1758 Battle of Carillon by honoring centuriesdead soldiers on both sides of the French and Indian War. Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., call for time. $12. Info, 518-585-2821. BENEFIT EVENING: A silent auction raises cash for a community arts organization between tapas treats, art puzzles and jazz piano music. Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, 5-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 472-6857. ‘BEAUTY & THE BEAST’ CONVENTION: Fans of this early ’90s television show gather for episodewatching, panel discussions and a costume party. Wyndham Hotel, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $35 day rate. Info, 524-3203. STOWEFLAKE BALLOON FESTIVAL: Up, up and away! Hitch a ride on one of 25 inflatables, then hear music and try out various games. Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, 3-9 p.m. $8-10. Info, 800-253-2232.

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PRIDE CHORAL EVENSONG: A special service in honor of Pride Weekend features works by Thomas Tallis and psalmody sung to traditional Anglican chants. See calendar spotlight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 8640471. FRAN ROBIDEAU & FRIENDS: Rick Fitzsimmons and Eric Mortensen join in on folk and country tunes, sampling singles by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. ‘DAYS OF RAGTIME’: Straw-hatted songmaster Bob Milne sashays through Tin Pan Alley in a retrospective of early 20th-century American tunes. Haskell Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 873-3022.

dance BALLROOM DANCE SOCIAL: See July 8. BURKLYN BALLET THEATRE: Tutu-clad dancers ages 10 to 12 stage the third act of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and an original ballet set to music by Brahms. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 635-0438. SALSA CALIENTE DANCE PARTY: Spicy Latin grooves encourage hip-swinging from savvy steppers. Second floor, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 355-8955.

drama ‘NUNSENSE’: See July 6. CIRCUS SMIRKUS: See July 6, Manchester Recreation Field, noon & 4 p.m. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: See July 6, 2 & 8 p.m. $21-28. ‘LAUNDRY & BOURBON’ & ‘LONE STAR’: See July 7. ‘ANNIE’: See July 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER’: See July 7, 8 p.m. $21. ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: See July 7. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: See July 7, 3 & 8 p.m. $29-46. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: See July 8. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: See July 8. ‘ENCHANTED APRIL’: See July 8. ‘THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD’: See July 8. ‘MASTER HAROLD. . . AND THE BOYS’: In this semi-autobiographical play by Athol Fugard, a white South African boy bosses the two black servants who’ve raised him. See feature, this issue. Unadilla Theatre, North Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $20. Info, 456-8968. ‘POOF!’: This drag cabaret revue marks the last night of Vermont Pride Weekend. See calendar spotlight. 135 Pearl, Burlington, 9 p.m. $10. Info, 863-2343. SYLVIA MARKSON: This ventriloquist makes her manikin talk and move on the Jay Village Green, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 946-8323.

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film RICHMOND GREEN FILM FEST: The Abby Jenne Band plays folk, followed by a screening of the cult comedy, Napoleon Dynamite. See calendar spotlight. Volunteers Green, Richmond, music 6:30 p.m., film at dusk. Free. Info, 434-7447. ‘FILM & MUSIC ON A SUMMER NIGHT’: Local rockabilly band The Starline Rhythm Boys boogie down before American Graffiti, George Lucas’s paean to ’60s high-school culture. See calendar spotlight. Redstone Pine Grove, UVM, Burlington, music 7 p.m., film at dusk. Free. Info, 656-4455. ‘CABARET’: In this movie shown as part of the Queer Film Festival, campy cross-dressers star in a club in Weimar Germany. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. ‘FACE OF JIZO’: In this Japanese film, a young librarian who survived the Hiroshima bombing continues a supernatural relationship with her father, who died in the attack. Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5510. ‘MONDOVINO’: Directed by sommelier and Dartmouth alum Jonathan Nossiter, this documentary peeks into the culture, economics and politics of wine production. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘PUTTING IT TOGETHER’: Carol Burnett and George Hearn star in a film revue of hits from Steven Sondheim’s musicals. As a local resident, Hearn introduces the movie at an outdoor screening. The Essex Inn, N.Y., 8:30 p.m. $7.50. Info, 518963-8821.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. VERMONT KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL: See July 8, Stowe Craft Design Center, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $3. ARTS & ANTIQUES: See July 8. ARTIST MARKET: Local artists show their stuff and offer original works for sale. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts Plaza, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-5356. EXHIBITION WORKSHOP: Stencil-savvy artist Kirsten Reynolds shows participants how to install a site-specific gallery show. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 865-7551. LANDSCAPE ART TALK: An educator from the Fleming Museum explains an alternate way of viewing satellite photos. ECHO Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. $9. Info, 864-1848. SCULPTURE DEMO: Artist David Derner creates items from malleable copper. Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 879-1236.

ALPINE PHOTO MONITORING: Outdoor recordkeepers learn to photographically document changes to trails, vegetation and soils. Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $35. Info, 244-7037.


talks ‘PERFORMANCE ART & SPIRITUALITY’: Author and hypnotist Steve Taubman talks about self-motivational methods, on and off stage. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 660-8060.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. ‘A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD’: See July 6, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘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, 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. NORTON JUSTER: The retired architect and author of The Phantom Tollbooth reads from his latest book, The Hello Goodbye Window. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. THE ETHAN & IRA CHALLENGE: Kids of all ages learn map reading, animal tracking and rope making while earning prizes and souvenirs. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3-5. Info, 865-4556.

sport QUECHEE GORGE TOUR: See July 6, noon & 2 p.m. VERMONT EXPOS: See July 6, the Jamestown Jammers. WORK DAY: Volunteers wear work gloves to load in materials at the Sterling Pond shelter. Meet at Montpelier High School, 8 a.m. Free. Info, 223-0566. MOUNT INDEPENDENCE TOUR: Experienced guides lead explorers on a hike through Revolutionary War history. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 948-2000. BIRD WALK: Novice bird watchers get avian-ID tips from Green Mountain Audubon Society members. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 7 a.m. Free. Info, 879-4490.



Although there was some initial concern about how and when it would happen, this year’s P.R.I.D.E. celebration comes through with flying colors. A film festival, interactive art show, social cruise and all-day dance party keep weekend revelers busy, but the main event is Saturday’s way-out parade. Floats and exuberant dancers are followed by a gay-rights speak-out on the steps of City Hall. Glittering guys and buff babes of all ages — each a novice talent — sing for the audience applause meter in the Vermont Drag Idol. (The winner bags a cash prize, plus bragging rights.) On Sunday, wind down with a post-P.R.I.D.E. picnic and a special church service considering Vermont’s queer youth. The rainbow never looked so bright.

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SAT.09 << 09B BUG & BUTTERFLY WALK: Entomological experts point out creepy-crawlies on a three-hour trip. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2167.

activism DEPARTMENT OF PEACE MEETING: Citizens work to establish a new cabinet position at both the state and national levels. See “Local Matters,” this issue. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 15:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2043. GREEN MOUNTAIN O.W.L.: Joan Senecal of the Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living talks about long-term care issues, especially as they relate to older women. 3 Prospect Street, Montpelier, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 496-9458.

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKETS: See July 6, 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 685-4360. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-889-8188. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5856. Craftsbury Common, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 586-8022. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380. HISTORY CRUISE: See July 6. MAYOR’S CUP FESTIVAL & REGATTA: See July 6. BOOK SALE: See July 7. ‘BEAUTY & THE BEAST’ CONVENTION: See July 8. STOWEFLAKE BALLOON FESTIVAL: See July 8, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. ‘MEET THE RAPTOR’: Learn about one of the resident birds of prey and its species, and find out how it landed at the VINS Nature Center, Quechee, 10 a.m. $8. Info, 359-5000. LARP: Wannabe wizards, werewolves and vampires get together for fantasy role-play. Amtrak Station, Essex Junction, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-9766. PRESERVATION BURLINGTON TOUR: A stroll around the ’hood provides a new appreciation for downtown architecture. A second tour explores the waterfront. Burlington City Hall, 11 a.m. & Perkins Pier, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 863-1377. BRICK HOUSE TOURS: Appreciators of Colonial Revival interiors take in the newly restored residence of museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb. Shelburne Museum, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $20. Info, 985-3348, ext. 3377. PRIDEFEST: Local vendors and exhibitors show off gay-friendly merchandise and gifts. See calendar spotlight. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-9677. PRIDE PARADE: Festive floats and dancers wind through downtown to celebrate diversity. A speakout follows on the steps of City Hall. See calendar

<calendar > spotlight. Starts at Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, 11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-9677. COMMUNITY BARBECUE: Post-parade pride revelers chow down on grilled fare. See calendar spotlight. R.U.1.2? Community Center, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812. ALL-DAY DANCE PARTY: Take in GLBT film shorts and performance pieces dowstairs, or shake a tailfeather at an outdoor, pro-pride party. See calendar spotlight. 135 Pearl, Burlington, 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. Free, $10 after 8 p.m. Info, 863-2343. VERMONT DRAG IDOL: Novice cross-dressers of all ages compete for gender-bending gold at a benefit for Outright Vermont. See calendar spotlight. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-9677. HOUSE, GARDENS & STUDIO TOUR: Green thumbs, decorators and a stonecutter welcome visitors to their private island locales. Various Grand Isle and North Hero locations, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20. Info, 372-5049. LAKEFRONT CAMPSITE TOUR: History buffs visit the sites of several early public camps along Lake Champlain, then tuck into a barbecue dinner. Meet at the Milton Historical Society Museum, 4 p.m. Donations. Info, 893-1604. AARP MEETING: Seniors socialize, then local resident George Kilbourn shows slides of his recent trip to Bali. South Burlington City Hall, coffee hour 9 a.m., talk 10 a.m. Free. Info, 897-2684. MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH: Weather permitting, fans of pyrotechnics and mini-parachutes lay low for lift-offs. Old Stage Road, Essex, call for time and location. Free. Info, 899-3697. ‘ALL MY RELATIONS’ POW-WOW: This Native American intertribal gathering features arts and crafts, food, music and a dance competition. Bolton Valley Resort, 10 a.m. $6. Info, 479-0594. BATTLE OF HUBBARDTON: Hands-on historians stage a re-enactment of the only Revolutionary War battle fought on Vermont soil, complete with games and demos of colonial life. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Castleton, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5. Info, 273-2282. VERMONT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Troubadours, puppeteers and knights in shining armor hail visitors at this strolling history fair. Guilford Fairgrounds, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $12. Info, 463-2565. ‘ANTIQUES & UNIQUES’ FESTIVAL: More than 100 vendors display paintings, photographs, pottery and furniture at this fundraiser for Vermont Children’s Aid. Craftsbury Common, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Donations. Info, 655-0006.

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DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: Meditative movers promote peace through joyful circle dances. Montpelier Shambhala Center, 4-6 p.m. $5-7. Info, 658-2447.

music Also, see clubdates in Section A. MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: See July 6. RANDOM ASSOCIATION: See July 6, Westford Commons gazebo. VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: See July 7, Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. WAREBROOK CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL: See July 8. BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: See July 8, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: The Boogaloo Swamis play New Orleans-influenced r&b to kick off a full week of summer gazebo concerts. Middlebury Town Green, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0216. ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Flutist Vanessa Holroyd, cellist Robert Penny and pianist Cynthia Huard play trios at the Federated Church of Rochester, pre-concert talk 3:30 p.m., concert 4 p.m. Donations. Info, 767-9234. WOKO COUNTRY CLUB MUSIC FESTIVAL: Whoowee! Country superstar Trace Adkins sizzles up the stage with his hit “Hot Mama,” and local faves The Starline Rhythm Boys join the lineup. Kids enjoy pony rides, face painting and mini-RC car races. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. $30. Info, 878-5545. KIRTAN SINGING: Yoga students stretch vocal cords with chants in Sanskrit. Yoga Vermont, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 598-7711. MONIKA BAEGE: The local folk singer accompanies herself on guitar and harp during an artistic outdoor tea party. Fisk Farm, Isle La Motte, 1-5 p.m. $5-10. Info, 928-3364. CLAIRE O’CLASSEN: This Vermont pianist offers summertime keyboard stylings at the Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. KILLINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL: Hungary is the theme of tonight’s chamber music concert. Ram’s Head Lodge, Killington Ski Resort, 7:30 p.m. $1518. Info, 422-6767. LAKE PLACID SINFONIETTA: Adirondack harpist Martha Gallagher “goes for Baroque” in works by Bach and Vivaldi. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $20. Info, 518-523-2512. ORGAN CONCERT: Canadian organist Michael Unger plays pieces by Bach and other composers. Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, N.Y., 2:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 518-572-8397.

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drama CIRCUS SMIRKUS: See July 6, Manchester Recreation Field, noon & 4 p.m. ‘THE ISLAND’: See July 6. ‘I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER’: See July 7, 6:30 p.m. $21. ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: See July 7. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: See July 7, 7 p.m. $2839. ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’: See July 8, 2 & 8 p.m. ‘THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD’: See July 8, 2 p.m. ‘MAKING IT!’: Local singers and actors stage selections from Broadway hits. The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-4422.

film ‘BOYS DON’T CRY’: In this movie shown as part of the Queer Film Festival, Hilary Swank stars as a trangendered person persecuted for love. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. ‘ONG BAK: THE THAI WARRIOR’: In this martialarts film favoring physical stunt work, a smalltown hero rescues a religious artifact from a ruthless crime boss. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 & 9:15 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. VERMONT KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL: See July 8, Stowe Craft Design Center, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $3. ARTS & ANTIQUES: See July 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EXHIBITION WORKSHOP: See July 9.

talks ‘IT’S SO GAY’: Lluvia Mulvaney-Stanak, co-executive director of Outright Vermont, talks about the experience of Vermont’s queer youth at a special Pride Weekend service. See calendar spotlight. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 865-9677. CLIMATE TRENDS: The Vermont state climatologist explains how she reads satellite data to determine weather changes over time. ECHO Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. $9. Info, 864-1848.

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kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. ‘A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD’: See July 6, 4 p.m. NORTON JUSTER: See July 9, Shelburne Museum, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3346. NATALIE KINSEY-WARNOCK: The Vermont author reads Nora’s Ark, her newest picture book set during the Great Flood of 1927. The Book Rack & Children’s Pages, Essex Junction, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 872-2627.

sport QUECHEE GORGE TOUR: See July 6, noon & 2 p.m. VERMONT EXPOS: See July 6, the Jamestown Jammers. NATURE WALK: Wildlife enthusiasts explore the woods around the Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 434-2167. SAILBOAT RACE: Rain or shine, “Don’t worry, be happy” is the theme of this weekly Juniper Island race that starts at the south point of the breakwater. Burlington Bay, Lake Champlain, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8183. HIKE & PADDLE: Outdoor enthusiasts ascend Devil’s Hill, then return to canoe across Martin’s Pond. Call for Peacham-area location, 11 a.m. Donations. Info, 223-7035. LINCOLN GAP: Hikers take the Long Trail to Appalachian Gap on this difficult, 11-plus-mile trek. Call for Warren-area meeting location and time. Free. Info, 496-7650. MT. RESOLUTION: Determined climbers on this difficult, 11-mile hike in New Hampshire might make time for a side trip to the summit of Mt. Crawford. Call for meeting location and time. Free. Info, 244-1924. BICYCLE TOURS: Pedal-pushers choose one of three routes through Jeffersonville. The minimum distance is 36 miles. Call for meeting location, 8:45 a.m. Free. Info, 658-0597.

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKET: See July 6, Red Barn Shops field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8072. ESL GROUP: See July 6, 2-4 p.m. BOOK SALE: See July 7. STOWEFLAKE BALLOON FESTIVAL: See July 8, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ‘MEET THE RAPTOR’: See July 9. BRICK HOUSE TOURS: See July 9. ‘ALL MY RELATIONS’ POW-WOW: See July 9.

BATTLE OF HUBBARDTON: See July 9, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. VERMONT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: See July 9. HANDS-ON HISTORY: Relive the past with ancient stone-tool exhibitions and old-time games. Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison, 2-4 p.m. $3. Info, 759-2412. POST-PRIDE PICNIC: A family-friendly BBQ lunch features swimming, volleyball and horseshoes on the lawn overlooking Lake Champlain. See calendar spotlight. St. John’s Club, Burlington, noon. $5. Info, 864-9778. INTRO TO GEO-CACHING: Possess GPS? Handheld devices motivate hikers to go treasurehunting. Meet at the Trail Around Middlebury parking lot, 9 a.m. Donations. Info, 388-1007. FLYNN GARDEN TOUR: A self-guided tour of Colchester-area gardens takes in lake views, waterfalls and stone walls along with the blooms. Various Colchester locations, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. $33 includes a mid-afternoon tea. Info, 863-5966. SUMMER GARDEN PARTY: Croquet, refreshments and live harp music show off the 1921 King’s Garden and its newly restored greenhouse. Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., 5-7 p.m. Free. $40. Info, 518-585-2121. BURLINGTON AREA SCRABBLE CLUB: Letter wranglers make every word count in a tournament-style competition. Bring your board to Allenwood at Pillsbury Manor, South Burlington, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, 655-6192.

MON.11 music Also, see clubdates in Section A. FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: See July 10, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, noon & 7 p.m., The Arrogant Worms, 8 p.m. SAMBATUCADA! REHEARSAL: Percussive people pound out carnival rhythms at an open meeting of this Brazilian-style community drumming troupe. Switchback Brewery, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 660-0420. CHAMPLAIN ECHOES REHEARSAL: This women’s a cappella chorus welcomes new members for four-part harmonies. The Pines Senior Center, South Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2700.


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‘ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART I’: The film version of Tony Kushner’s award-winning musical gets a screening at the Queer Film Festival. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A. COMMUNITY DARKROOM: See July 7. LIFE DRAWING SESSION: Creative types try a hand at sketching. Wolfe Kahn Building, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 6-8 p.m. $7. Info, 635-1769.

words P.J. LONG READING: The Morrisville author shares her memoir Gifts From the Broken Jar, about recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. DAVID BUDBILL: The Vermont-based jazz poet reads from his new collection, While We’ve Still Got Feet. Kingdom Books, St. Johnsbury, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 748-5488.


The British scientist Sir David Brewster crafted the first kaleidoscope in 1816, and kids have been saying “Neat-o!” ever since. The rotating cylinders contain mirrors angled to reflect colorful bits and baubles, or to refract outside images that enter through a clear sphere. Long a dime-store staple, the toy tubes have inspired artists to create pricier models — some original designs at the Vermont Kaleidoscope Festival cost hundreds of dollars. But visitors can have a lot of fun just looking at the hundreds of ’scopes on display. Peek through wee ones small enough to fit on a necklace, turn on a kaleidoscope lamp, or even take a whirl on the “Ride-A-Scope,” a pedal-powered, 48-inch spinning wheel that can hold whatever stuff you want to see visual splinters of. Here’s to the light at the end of the tunnel.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See July 6, for children ages 3-5. 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. TEEN ART MURAL PROJECT: Artistic types lay out their horizontal vision. Highgate Community Center, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-7378. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Egg counters ages 3 and up learn about hens after hearing Jan Brett’s story, Daisy Come Home. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 2-3:30 p.m. $5. Info, 457-2355. ‘VERMONT EXPOS READ’: Baseball fans get autographs and answer questions after reading to kids of all ages. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-4918.



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activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See July 6. VERMONTERS FOR A JUST PEACE: Locals review global issues in Palestine and Israel. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 5.

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See July 6. BOOK SALE: See July 7. ‘SONGS & STORIES OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN’: At a family-friendly evening, “Champlain Troubadour” Matthew Witten sings tales about people and animals getting along near the lake. Essex Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0313. ‘RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES’: Gear up for SolarFest with workshops on photovoltaics and windpower, cob-house construction or converting cars to biodiesel fuel. Tinmouth-area location, call for times. Various prices. Info, 655-7769. WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK: Entrepreneurs trade brochures after a lunchtime lecture about marketing the Vermont brand. Woodbury College, Montpelier, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-266-4062.

TUE.12 music Also, see clubdates in Section A. TAMMY FLETCHER & THE DISCIPLES: See July 6, Legion Field, Johnson, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7006. FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: See July 10, Stephen Gratto, noon, The Black Sea Quartet, 7 p.m., La Volée d’Castors, 8 p.m. ‘VERMONT HISTORY IN SONG’: Burlington singer Deborah Flanders assembles the state’s bestknown balladeers for a night of traditional and contemporary folk. See calendar spotlight. Old West Church, Calais, 7 p.m. $12. Info, 864-0715. DR. JOHN: The four-time Grammy Award-winner puts out piano funk and voodoo vocals, New Orleans-style. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $28. Info, 603-646-2422. CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: Faculty from the Point Counter Point music camp play a Prokofiev string quartet and a piece by Brahms. Middlebury College Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. Donations. Info, 247-8467.

GREEN MOUNTAIN CHORUS: Male music-makers rehearse barbershop singing and quartetting at St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-6465. ALLEY CATS CONCERT SERIES: The steel drum duo Coconut Grove knock it out for the lunchtime crowd. Center Street Alley, Rutland, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380. WATERBURY COMMUNITY BAND: Summertime sounds waft over green grass at the Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 888-9327. CASTLETON CONCERT SERIES: The high energy, horn-driven band Satin and Steel puts an iron fist in the velvet glove of funk. Castleton Green, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2911.

dance LINE DANCING: Show off your fancy footwork at the Harvest Moon Banquet Room, Essex Junction, 7-9:30 p.m. $8.50. Info, 288-8044. SWING DANCING: Movers of all ages and abilities dance at the Greek Orthodox Church, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $3. Info, 860-7501.

drama CIRCUS SMIRKUS: See July 6, Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center, Brattleboro. $15-17. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: See July 6. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: See July 7. ‘PRINCESS IDA’: See July 8. ‘DEATH MOUNTAIN’ READING: Jeanne Beckwith’s play pits a Native American reservation against a government-sanctioned hazardous waste dump. Audience members hear it out, then offer their opinion. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 229-0112.

film ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART II’: The cinematic second half of Tony Kushner’s award-winning musical hits the screen at the Queer Film Festival. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616.

art See exhibitions in Section A.

words CATHERINE TUDISH: The Harvard-prof-turnedVermont-author reads from her short story collection, Tenney’s Landing. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. BURLINGTON WRITERS’ GROUP: Bring pencil, paper and the will to be inspired to the Daily Planet, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 758-2287. WARNER SHEDD: The East Calais-based nature writer debunks wildlife fallacies with excerpts from his book, Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550.

talks ‘AN ANARCHIST CRITIQUE’: Self-described “anarchist” Charlie Clements reviews the pros and cons of the Second Vermont Republic. Langdon Street Café, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 225-8906. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SERIES: Legal types look at recent EPA initiatives to control animal waste pollution on industrial farms. Map Room, Debevoise Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon. Free. Info, 831-1332.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: See July 6. Toddlers take their turns with tales first, 9:10-9:30 a.m. TEEN TIME: See July 6. BARRE LIBRARY STORYTIME: See July 7. ‘MUSIC WITH ROBERT AND GIGI’: See July 8. TEEN ART MURAL PROJECT: See July 11. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: See July 11, 910:30 a.m. TODDLER-AND-UNDER STORYTIME: Wee ones up to age 3 open their ears to songs and stories. South Burlington Community Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. ECHO STORYTIME: Young explorers discover the wonders of the natural world through books and imaginative play. ECHO Center, Burlington, 11 a.m. $6-9. Info, 864-1848. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Budding readers grow through book-related songs and activities. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. MOBILE WORKSHOP: Sea creatures inspire ages 5 and up to build water-themed baubles. Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


‘LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE’: Lost Nation Theatre offers a musical take on Kevin Henkes’ mouse-themed picture book. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. $5-8. Info, 229-0492. PET SHOW: The Fletcher Free Library parades wet and wacky creatures kept by kids up to age 15. Battery Park, Burlington, registration 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. DAVID STAHLER: The author reads from his new young-adult mystery, A Gathering of Shades. Kingdom Books, St. Johnsbury, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 748-5488.

sport QUECHEE GORGE TOUR: See July 6. TRAIL RUNNING: Cross-country racers of all ages train on a 5K course, with shorter loops for kids. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6 p.m. $3-5. Info, 879-6001.

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

etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKET: See July 6, Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380. BOOK SALE: See July 7. NORTHERN LIGHTS DINNER CRUISE: See July 7. Marko the Magician hosts an after-dinner hypnosis show. ‘RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES’: See July 11. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY BUSINESS NETWORK: Entrepreneurs make corporate connections at the Courtyard by Marriott, Williston, 7:30-9 a.m. Free. Info, 434-6434. PAUSE CAFÉ: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Borders Café, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 655-1346. ‘TIME TRAVEL TUESDAYS’: Visitors cook on a woodstove and churn butter, then relax as a farm family would have in the 1890s. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $9.50. Info, 457-2355.


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WED.13 music Also, see clubdates in Section A. ST. ANDREWS PIPES & DRUMS: See July 6. ‘ARTFUL COMPOSITIONS’: See July 6. FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: See July 10, No Strings Marionette Company, noon, The Dick Forman Quintet, 8 p.m. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Essex Children’s Choir join harpsichord, cello, doublebass and violin players for pieces by Pergolesi, Vivaldi and other composers. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 8 p.m. $18. Info, 800-639-3443. ALLISON MANN & COLIN MCCAFFREY: This songwriting pair combines classic jazz tunes by Porter and Gershwin with original numbers. City Hall Park, Barre, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 476-4605. CONCERTS ON THE BLUFF: Adirondack singer Roy Hurd teams up with Glens Falls-based fiddler Frank Orsini. Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-562-4160.

dance ‘SALSALINA’ PRACTICE: See July 6.

drama CIRCUS SMIRKUS: See July 6, Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center, Brattleboro. $15-17. ‘THE FOREIGNER’: See July 6. ‘STONES IN HIS POCKETS’: See July 6. ‘I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER’: See July 7, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. $15-21. ‘FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE’: See July 7, 3 & 8 p.m. $29-42. ‘MASTER HAROLD. . . AND THE BOYS’: See July 9. ‘MIDDLEBURY DOES MOTOWN’: Hand-clapping tunes from the ’50s and ’60s get folks moving at this outdoor revival. Middlebury Town Green, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222. ‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’ AUDITIONS: Potential stars of Theatre on a Shoestring’s fall production read from the script of this British comedy. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-212-5884.

film ‘LANDSLIDE’: See July 8, Plaza Movieplex 9, Rutland, 1:30 & 7 p.m.

‘THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’: The Queer Film Festival concludes with this campy yet touching comedy about three Australian drag queens on tour. Community Room, Burlington College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. ‘THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY’: This lo-fi sci-fi film based on Douglas Adams’ comic novel chronicles the intergalactic misadventures of an ordinary Earthling. Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 & 9:15 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422.

art See exhibitions in Section A.

words VERMONT WRITERS SERIES: Readers of Walter Hard’s poetry collection A Mountain Township discuss its depictions of the Green Mountain State. South Hero Community Library, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6518. BOOK DISCUSSION: Those who’ve consumed The Grapes of Wrath consider why John Steinbeck’s Depression-era novel won a Pulitzer Prize. Warren Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-9458. READERS’ DISCUSSION: Scholar Peter Burns leads an examination of Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

talks ‘SUPER-INSULATION STRATEGIES’: Robert Riversong, a carpenter and 20-year builder of low-impact homes, shows examples of his work and discusses passive solar design. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545.

kids WESTFORD PLAYGROUP: See July 6. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: See July 6. ANIMAL FEEDING: See July 6. BIRD FEEDING: See July 6. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: See July 6. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See July 6. BROWNELL LIBRARY STORYTIME: See July 6. ‘MOVING & GROOVING’: See July 6. TEEN TIME: See July 6. ‘SURF MASTERS’: See July 6. Van Gogh fans try out the artist’s signature style. TEEN ART MURAL PROJECT: See July 11. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: See July 11, 9-10:30 a.m.

TUESDAY 12 CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Young ears take in a short intro to classical music at the UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-3443. AFTERNOON STORIES: Tale-spinner Sally Margolis reveals underwater fantasies about fish and frogs for grades K-4. Waterbury Congregational Church, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. WATERMELON SOCIAL: Wee ones bite into crisp cold pinkness, then compete in a seed-spitting contest. Children’s Discovery Garden, Winooski Valley Park District, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-0420. ‘PROFESSOR MARVEL’S OLDE TIME MEDICINE SHOW’: Youngsters enjoy comical stunts, mindreading contests, fortune telling and more. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 518-523-2512.



etc ‘PREDATORS OF THE SKY’: See July 6. CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See July 6. ESL GROUP: See July 6. LAUGHING CLUB: See July 6. CHESS GROUP: See July 6. KNITTING POSSE: See July 6. FARMERS’ MARKET: See July 6. CABLE-ACCESS LAB: See July 6. HISTORY CRUISE: See July 6. BOOK SALE: See July 7. ‘RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES’: See July 11. QUEER LIBERATION ARMY POTLUCK: Queeridentified activists of all ages share summer salads at a post-pride-week picnic. Call for Burlington-area location, 7 p.m. Free, bring a dish to share. Info, 324-3875. SINGLES CRUISE: Seven Days hosts a floating fiesta that includes salsa lessons to music by DJ Hector “El Salsero” Cobeo. Departs from King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington, 7 p.m. $25. Info, 864-9669. 

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COLLECTIVE EFFORT Burlington-based singer-songwriter Deborah Flanders knows her folk — you could say it’s in her blood. Flanders’ great-aunt, Helen Hartness Flanders, spent a lifetime recording and preserving Green Mountain State ballads, and her collection is now in the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Although Deborah Flanders is certainly immersed in traditional song, her next concert features contemporary tunecrafting that probes under the state’s picture-postcard surface. Recent ballads by Champlain Valley native son Pete Sutherland, a longtime collaborator, describe the Barre granite strike and the Great Flood of 1927. Mandolin player Will Patton, guitarist-fiddler Colin McCaffrey, violinist Laura Markowitz and cellist John Dunlop swell the rising musical tide.

‘VERMONT HISTORY IN SONG’ Tuesday, July 12, Old West Church, Calais, 7 p.m. $12. Info, 864-0715.

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<classes> Written by Katherine Reilly-FitzPatrick. Class listings are $15 per week or $50 for four weeks. All class listings must be pre-paid and are subject to editing for space and style. Send info with check or complete credit-card information, including exact name on card, and billing address to: Classes, SEVEN DAYS, P.O. Box 1164, Burlington, VT 05402-1164.

acting DEVELOPING CHARACTERS FROM VERMONT’S PAST: Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Instructed by Jean Taylor. FlynnCenter Studios. $100. Info, 802-652-4548, email or visit Using primary source materials from the Federal Writer’s Project, explore the process of detailed character development. Step into the shoes and language of an earlier generation of Vermonters and bring these bygone characters back to life. PROFESSIONAL FILM ACTING CLASSES: Presented by Jock MacDonald in conjunction with Cameron Thor Studios. Classes Mondays in Waterbury, Wednesdays in Montréal and Thursdays in Toronto. Boston class now forming. Info, 318-8555, or Vermont native actor and acting coach, Jock MacDonald, has acted professionally for over 25 years and has taught professionally for over 10 years. Cameron Thor Studios is regarded as one of the best film acting studios in the world. It has helped start the careers of some of the industry’s biggest stars. Cameron Thor Studios clients include: Faye Dunaway, Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Drew Carey, Cameron Diaz and many more.

art FIREHOUSE CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, CRUISIN’ THE FIREHOUSE STUDIOS: Tuesdays, July 12 through August 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Info, 865-7166 or visit www.BurlingtonCity Check out our fabulous studios! Over the eight weeks, hop from site to site spending two evenings in the clay studio, print studio, drawing/painting studio and the darkroom. Each class is unique, yet they form a sequential exploration opportunity. Don’t miss it! FIREHOUSE CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, FIREHOUSE GALLERY FREE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP FOR A SITESPECIFIC INSTALLATION WITH KIRSTEN REYNOLDS: Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Info, please call Ruth, 802-865-7551. Join the artist in utilizing her stencil technique to print a variety of origami-style patterns on large, flat pieces that will be used in her site-specific installation at the Firehouse Gallery at the end of July. The artist will also discuss the process of creating large, architecturally scaled installation art, from start to finish. Open to those 15 years of age and older.

bartending PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Day, evening and weekend courses. Various locations. Info, 888-4DRINKS or Get certified to make a mean martini, margarita, Manhattan or mai tai.

business GETTING SERIOUS - DISCOVER IF BUSINESS OWNERSHIP IS FOR YOU!: Spots still available for the class on Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. at 346 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. Info, call Mary Golek, 846-7338. Day-long workshop to explore business ownership as a next possible career step.

camps CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS: Monday through Friday, July 11 through 15, 9 a.m. - noon. $130. In Tales of the Earth, ages 6-7, children explore the beautiful setting of Shelburne Farms, ask questions about the world they discover and create stories and animal myths rooted in their discoveries. Monday through Friday, July 11 through 22, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Flynn Center, Burlington. $450. In Backstage Dramas, ages 11-14, young teens create characters such as the eccentric director, a hopeful, auditioning actor, the temperamental conductor, or a heartsick diva as they spend two weeks acting and exploring onstage and behind the scenes. Info, 802-652-4548, email or visit MUSICAL THEATER CAMP FOR KIDS AGES 7-10: August 15 through 19, 8 a.m. - noon. 179 Woodlawn Rd., Burlington. $60 per child. Info, please call Nell, 658-1135 or Nellanna Run by members of the Burlington High School Drama Club, it offers kids a chance to learn vocal, dance and acting techniques from teenagers. The camp will also include improv games, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts. There will be a performance at the end of camp.

NEW HALF-DAY CAMPS: July 25 through 29. Clay for Kids, 9 a.m. - noon, ages 9-12. Discover the joys of functional art by learning both the wheel and handbuilding. Students will make at least one bowl on the wheel and will learn pinch, slab and coil handbuilding methods. Each student will apply what he or she has learned in handbuilding to make projects of his/her own design. Op Makes It Pop, 9 a.m. - noon, ages 6-10. Create an optical illusion using color and designs based on the Op artists; you won’t believe what you can do! Get Graphic: Comic Booking, 1-4 p.m., ages 9-12. Have you ever wanted to design your own super heroes or anime figures? You will get the tools and skills to draw in a graphic style, work on your own characters and will end by putting it all together in a comic book. Shelburne Craft School. $95 per week. Info, 985-3648. NEW HALF-DAY CAMPS: July 5 through 8. Beautiful Beads, 9 a.m. - noon, ages 9-14. Make your own beaded jewelry and dazzle your friends. Beginnings in Clay, 9 a.m. - noon, ages 6-8. Younger kids get their first exposure to the wheel with help learning to center, drop a hole and raise walls to make their own bowls. Handbuilding techniques will allow kids to make their own small sculptures. Beginning Jewelry, 1-4 p.m., ages 14-16. Working in silver, nickel, copper and/or nugold, students will design and create a soldered piece of their own design. Cast Plaster Sculpture, 1-4 p.m., ages 1216. Carve a sculpture out of clay and cast the final piece in plaster using a waste mold. Shelburne Craft School. $78. Info, 985-3648. ON THE RISE - ART OUTDOORS: River Arts of Morrisville offers a one-week, theme-based arts intensive day camp for youth ages 10-19. July 25-29. $125 for the entire week. Need-based scholarships available. Register by July 18. Info, 888-1261 or All of the workshops offered use the natu ral world as a place to make art, as a resource for materials and as a teacher that inspires art. Teaching artists are working, professional artisans. Students choose two of four workshops. Morning workshop choices: either Artisan Bread in the WoodFired Oven or Ceramics in the Mix. Afternoon workshop choices: either Adobe Sculpture or Street Puppets. SHELBURNE CRAFT SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: Week 4, July 11 through 15, Bread and Puppet Museum. Think Big! Big masks and puppets, big scenery, big ideas. Poetry, art you can see from a distance. Art that works outdoors. Week 5, July 18 through 22. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. The natural world, the sky and world cultures. Vermont Indian beading, sky viewing, your own constellation, weather paintings. Week 6, July 25 through 29. Norman Rockwell Museum. Make a mural of “Main Street”, investigate how color, shape, rhythm and texture contribute to the impact of visual art. Write about a favorite painting, use images of historical issues to design a magazine cover, illustrate a calendar connecting the past and present. Week 7, August 1 through 5. Fleming Museum. The museum’s New Turf exhibit shows artists’ interpretations of landscape. We’ll build imaginary landscapes of our own, draw and paint bird’s-eye and ant’s-eye landscapes, create a musical landscape, a day and night skyscape and more! Info, 985-3648. SUMMER ARTS DAY CAMP, CREATIVE QUEST 2005: Puppet and Maskmaking, Painting and Clayworks, July 25 throught 29, August 1 through 5, August 8 through 12 and August 15 through 19. Friends Meeting House, 179 North Prospect St., Burlington. $200 for single week, $350 for two consecutive weeks. Info, call the Camp Director, Jeanne Plo, M. Ed., 8644882 or Children, ages 7 and up. Explore color and form and create with clay, paper and other materials. Participants will have fun trying out their own ideas in a supportive atmosphere and will be introduced to a variety of construction techniques and presentation methods. Guest Artist: Frank Gonzalez. YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING CAMPS: August 9, 10 and 11. Junior Monster Cartoon Camp, 5-7-year-olds, 8:30-10 a.m. $42. Animal Drawing Camp, 7-12-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. noon. $42. Pirate Camp, 7-12-year-olds, 1:30-3 p.m. $42. Vehicle Drawing Camp, 7-12-year-olds, 3:30-5 p.m. $42 or $80 for both camps. Shelburne Craft School. Info, 985-3648. YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING CLASS: August 16, 17 and 18. Pastel Drawing Camp, 7-12-year-olds, 8:30-10 a.m. $45. Historical Girl Camp, 7-12-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. - noon. $42 or $85 for both camps. Shelburne Craft School. Info, 985-3648.

clay INTRODUCTION TO THROWING, INSTRUCTED BY JULES POLK: Six or eight-week options, Tuesdays, July 12 through August 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Shelburne Craft School. Members, $119 or $159. Nonmembers, $132 or $176. Materials and firing, $35 or $40. Info, 985-3648. Don’t be intimidated by the wheel! Learn everything you need to know to make bowls, vases, mugs, cups, pitchers and lidded jars. Centering, throwing, trimming and glazing techniques will be covered in this six or eight-week course. Class work will include detailed class demonstrations as well as individual instruction. If you have never touched clay before, or are just a little ‘rusty’ and need a tune-up course, Jules will work with you to find your own individual voice in clay and with the wheel.

climbing BOULDERING CLINIC: July 25, August 21 and September 18. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $100, includes equipment. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit Quick, powerful movements using strength and agility-defined bouldering. Smuggler’s Notch is an unlimited playground for this growing sport and will be the classroom for this clinic. Build strength, endurance and route-reading skills! FRIDAY NIGHT KIDS’ CLUB: Ongoing, every Friday night, 6-9 p.m. Petra Cliffs Climbing Center. $25. Pre-registration required. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit Kids: Climb the walls, boulder in the cave, brave the Burma Bridge and play fun games! Parents: Enjoy an evening out while your kids burn energy, develop coordination, build confidence and practice group problem solving under the supervision of Petra Cliffs staff. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING: July 9, August 13 and September 10. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $100 includes equipment. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit www.petra Real rock offers real challenges! Experience the basics of rock climbing in a no-pressure, fun environment. Learn climbing knots and belay and climbing techniques. INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CLIMBING: July 30 and August 6. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $160, includes equipment. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit For intermediate to expert climbers. Spend a day outdoors practicing the basics of traditional lead climbing. Learn how to place cams, nuts and other protection while on the sharp end. 2:1 student/guide ratio. ROCK CLIMBING TECHNIQUE: July 10, August 14 and September 11. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $100. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit Rock climbing takes more than a buff upper body! It requires flexibility, balance and gracefulness. Fine-tuning your body movements will open up a whole new world of climbing. Learn in one day what would take you a whole season to learn by trial and error.

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TOP-ROPE SETUP AND BELAY ANCHORS: Two-day course, June 25-26, July 16-17 or August 27-28. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $160 includes equipment. Info, 802657-3872 or visit Learn how to construct efficient and bomb-proof belay anchors and safe, solid, toprope setups. This course is essential for anyone planning to climb outside on their own! WOMEN ROCK!: July 23, August 20 and September 17. Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School. $100, includes equipment. Info, 802-657-3872 or visit It has nothing to do with being anti-man, but everything to do with being prowoman! Spend a day rock climbing with women, instructed by women. Learn tips and techniques that complement the female body. Open to all women, all abilities.

dance AFRICAN FORMS INTENSIVE: Open to all levels. Saturday, July 16, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. Instructed by Lynn Ellen Klarich and Brandon Klarich. Flynn Center Studios. $50. Info, 802-652-4548, email registrar@flynncen or visit Each day features a twohour dance class that draws on various sources including traditional and modern dances, as well as original choreography. Saturday features a one-hour drumming master class with a focus on Haitian and West African rhythms. 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! CAPE BRETON STEP DANCE AND HIGHLAND DANCE: July 25 through July 29, 9:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. Info, 902-295-3411, or visit Applications are also available at the Vistors’ Center at Shelburne Farms. Cape Breton Step Dance classes and Highland Dance classes are being offered during the Gaelic College Foundation USA’s 2nd Annual Summer School. Classes are open to all levels. The Summer School program also offers instruction in Great Highland Bagpipes, Cape Breton Fiddle, Gaelic Language, Gaelic Song, Celtic Harp, Piano Accompaniment and Bodhran. Consists of five classes per day for five days. Room and board available at the University of Vermont. DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes: Nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Mondays, Wednesdays (walk-in on Wednesdays only at 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (children’s lessons, pre-registration required). Argentine Tango on every other Friday, 7 p.m., walk-ins welcome. Social dancing with DJ Raul, once-a-month, call for date. Monthly membership, $35 or $55, $10 for individual classes, $5 for socials. 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info, contact Victoria, 598-1077 or No dance experience or partner necessary, just the desire to have fun! You can drop in at any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! GRAND OPENING OF BURLINGTON’S NEWEST SALSA DANCE STUDIO, SALSA CALIENTE!: Open-house dance party with free dance classes, Saturday, July 9, 7-9 p.m. The next class series begins Tuesday, July 12. Basics, 7 p.m. Level I, 8 p.m. The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Church St., 2nd-floor (next to City Hall). Info, 802-355-8955.

design/build DESIGN, CARPENTRY, WOODWORKING AND ARCHITECTURAL CRAFT WORKSHOPS AT YESTERMORROW DESIGN/BUILD SCHOOL, WARREN: Architectural Woodcarving, July 10 through 15. $725. Using air-powered tools and mallets and gauges, learn to carve wood panels that can be used in cabinetry, doors, walls, and furniture. Modern Plaster Techniques, July 16-17. $275. Create a unique, beautiful plaster finish in your home using a mixture of joint compound, plaster of paris and pigment. Biofuels, July 22 through 24. $275. Replace fossil fuels with renewable fuel sources, as you participate in the conversion of a car to run on straight vegetable oil. Earth Structures, July 31 through August 5. $725. Construct an earth shelter and learn about building with natural, renewable resources such as straw, wood, earth and clay. Sustainable Communities of the Future, August 7 through 12. $725. Participate in an intensive analysis of the essential aspects of sustainable communities, including location, energy sources, transportation and social implications. Carpentry for Women II, August 14 through 19. $725. Building on a foundation of basic carpentry skills, learn rafter and stair layout, finish techniques and numerous tricks of the trade. Info, 802-496-5545 or visit Scholarships are available. All Yestermorrow courses are small, intensive and hands-on. Celebrating our 25th year! Just 45 minutes from Burlington.



CONGAS AND DJEMBES: Beginning Conga Classes, Wednesdays 5:30-6:50 p.m. Five-week session begins July 20. $50. Sixweek session begins September 7. $60. Beginning Djembe Classes, Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Five-week session begins July 20. $50. Six-week session begins September 7. $60. Info, Stuart Paton, 658-0658, or 872-0494. Walk-ins are welcome. TAIKO: Kids’ Beginning Class, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:20 p.m. Fiveweek session begins July 19. $35. Six-week session begins September 6. $42. Kids’ Advanced Beginners Class, Mondays, 3:15-4 p.m. Five-week session begins July 25. $35. Six-week session begins June 12, $42. Adult Beginning Class, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Six-week session begins June 28. $48. Six-week session begins September 6. $48. Adult Advanced Beginners Class, Mondays, 5:30-6:50 p.m. Fiveweek session begins July 25. $40. Six-week session begins September 6. $48. Adult Intermediate Class, Mondays, 7-8:20 p.m. Five-week session begins July 25. $40. Six-week session begins September 12. $48. No classes on July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, August 23, 29, 30, September 5. Taiko Studio, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info, Stuart Paton, 658-0658, or 872-0494.

ORIENTAL HERBAL THERAPY PROGRAM: Begins September 2005. 150-hour program. Elements of Healing, 62 Pearl St., Essex Junction. Info, 288-8160 or visit This class will meet one weekend a month and will give students a strong foundation in the use of Chinese and Japanese herbs to treat numerous disharmonies. Students will learn the fundamentals of Oriental theory and diagnosis incorporating yin yang, five elements, eight principles, and Oriental internal medicine theory. An in-depth study of abdominal, tongue and pulse diagnosis will make this course an extremely practical introduction to the art and science of Oriental herbal therapy. There will also be a hands-on approach to working with loose herbs and combining them into classical formulas. This class will be appropriate for all body workers and health-care providers, as well as those seeking to begin studies in alternative therapies. VSAC Grants are available to those who qualify.

fiber & surface design WEEKEND INTRODUCTION TO PAPER MAKING: Instructed by Cynthia Lewis. July 22, 23 and 24. Friday night introduction, 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shelburne Craft School. $180 members, $200 nonmembers. Materials: $40-$50. Info, 985-3648. This two-day workshop, with an introductory program on Friday evening, covers the basics of hand paper-making, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, pressing and drying. Participants will form their own sheets and explore the possibilities of lamination, embedding, collage and pulp painting. Further applications, such as relief casting, working with the highly translucent and sculptural possibilities of flax, and an introduction to both the different fibers and process of Eastern paper making will be demonstrated. For those with paper-making experience as well as beginners.

flower essences FLOWER ESSENCE THERAPY FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT: Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lightheart Sanctuary, New Haven. $60. Info, 802-453-4433 or visit Discover the beauty and healing magic of Flower Essence therapy. Learn to make and use Flower Essences from flowers growing around us. Offered by Maureen Short, healer and Flower Essence practitioner.

healing INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEMENTARY HEALING TOOLS: September ‘05 through February ‘06. Three-hours per week. $650. Montpelier. Info, 802-223-2948. Preparation for working with clients/self includes healing tools such as visualization, meditation and massage, as well as Reiki I/II certification and an introduction to chakras, crystals, reflexology and dowsing. Taught by Edith Kent, RN, MN, registered Jin Shin Do Acupressurist and Reiki Master-Teacher. Certification of completion awarded and VSAC grants available. QUARTZ CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS AND THEIR HEALING EFFECT: Friday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spirit Dancer Books and Gifts/Star Root Aromatherapy. $12 prepaid by July 12. Info, 660-8060. This is an experiential class in which we will discuss basic sound healing principles and their application in using singing bowls for healing practice. Presented by Carol von Rohr.

health MONITORING YOUR BLOOD SUGARS: July 12, noon - 1 p.m. Hannaford, Dorset St. Free, please sign-up in advance. Info, 802-863-6311 or visit Small changes produce big results! Come and learn about how to maintain healthy blood sugars. Free meters and free food samples! Taught by a Diabetes educator.

kids YOGA VERMONT CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Yoga Vermont Baby (5-12 months), Wednesdays, July 27 through August 31, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Toddler 1 (12-20 months), Thursdays, July 28 through September 1, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Toddler 2 (20 months - 2 1/2 years), Fridays, July 29 through September 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Yoga Kids 1 (3 and 4 years), Fridays, July 29 through September 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Yoga Kids 2 (5 and 6 years), Thursdays, July 28 through September 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Chace Mill, Burlington. Pre-registration required. $48 per session. Info, 660-9718 or Maggie Joy shares yoga, stories, music, fun and quiet time with children and parents in a compassionate and creative small class setting at Yoga Vermont. YOUNG REMBRANDTS PRESCHOOL DRAWING CLASSES: Wednesdays, July 27, August 3, 10 and 17. 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-6. $38. Shelburne Craft School. Info, 985-3648.

kitesurfing/windsurfing KITESURFING/WINDSURFING: Kitesurfing instruction from day one through getting air. Windsurfing: Learn in 2 hours on light and efficient, modern equipment. Based in Burlington. Info, 802-496-9691, or visit Stormboarding provides all riding and sailing equipment for group or individual lessons as well as professional, insured instruction with an emphasis on safety and an experience tailored to your learning style and speed.

language GAELIC LANGUAGE AND SONG: July 25 through July 29, 9:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. Info, 902-295-3411, or visit Applications may also be picked up at the Visitors’ Center at Shelburne Farms. Gaelic Language classes and Gaelic Song classes are being offered during the Gaelic College Foundation USA’s 2nd Annual Summer School. Classes are open to all levels. The Summer School program also offers instruction in Great Highland Bagpipes, Cape Breton Fiddle, Cape Breton Step Dance, Celtic Harp, Highland Dance, Piano Accompaniment and Bodhran. Consists of five classes per day for five days. Room and board available at the University of Vermont.


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AIKIDO OF CHAMPLAIN VALLEY: Adult introductory classes begin on July 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Please watch a class before enrolling. Morning, day and evening classes for adults, seven days a week. Children’s classes, ages 7-12, meet on Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido (the traditional art of sword drawing), Tuesdays, 3:45-5 p.m. and Saturdays, noon 1:30 p.m. Zazen (Zen meditation, free and open to the general public), Tuesdays, 8-8:45 p.m. Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St., Burlington. Info, 951-8900 or visit This traditional Japanese martial art emphasizes circular, flowing movements and pinning and throwing techniques. Visitors are always welcome to watch aikido classes. Please call if you would like to observe an iaido class. BLUE WAVE TAEKWONDO: The benefits of a traditional martial art, with the excitement of a modern sport. Adult, family and children’s classes available, Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays for beginners, advanced and competitive students. 182 Main St., Burlington, next to Muddy Waters. Student and family discounts available, all new students receive a free uniform. Info, 658-3359 or email or visit Sixth Degree Black Belt and former national team member Gordon White puts over 20 years of experience to use teaching the exciting martial art and Olympic sport of Taekwondo. Proper body mechanics and Taekwondo technique are emphasized during plyometric, technical and cardio training sessions to improve flexibility, strength and overall fitness. KUNG FU: For info on classes in Burlington, call 324-7702. The Ving Tsun style was founded by a Buddhist nun and made famous by Bruce Lee. Ving Tsun, pronounced wing chun, is based in relaxation but is best known for being a highly effective system of self-defense. 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. MOO GONG DO: Free Introductory classes, Monday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., or Saturday, 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Classes open to all ages. Four convenient locations: 13 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex, 879-6763; 142 W. Twin Oaks Terrace, South Burlington, 864-9985; 4068 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 4255764; 9 Wilson Rd., Middlebury, 453-8155. Info, SaBom or visit Moo Gong Do is a traditional Korean martial art emphasizing personal development and strength of character in a safe and controlled environment. Come learn about yourself and the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Spirit. Learn to find and lead a balanced life. A great family activity! (Weapons, Instructor and Self-Defense programs also available.) With over 20 certified instructors, you will be sure to get a great deal of personal attention. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Monday through Friday, 7-8:30 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 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 Jiu-Jitsu 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.

ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY: Now enrolling for a new 400hour training program at Touchstone Healing Arts. September 10, 2005 through June 13, 2006. Mondays, 9 a.m. - noon and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and four other required weekends, September 10, 11, November 12, 13 January 21, 22 and April 15, 16. Touchstone Healing Arts, 205 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403. Tuition, $3750 plus textbooks. Info, 802-658-7715 or visit This course provides students with a solid foundation in Oriental medicine theory and two forms of Oriental massage, Amma massage and Shiatsu massage. Amma and Shiatsu are two complimentary forms of bodywork that give students the necessary tools to treat a wide range of disorders and imbalances. MASSAGE CERTIFICATION COURSE: August 8 through 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Smart Suites, South Burlington. $1495. Info, 1888-330-3338 or visit Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Abdominal Massage, Facial Massage. Advanced massage taught simply. Suitable for beginners or therapists

PAINT THE SUMMER LANDSCAPE: Instructed by Jean Cannon. June 25-26 or July 23-24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shelburne Craft School. Members $85/day, nonmembers: $95/day. Halfday option $45/$50 per day. Info, 985-3648. Liven up your greens, experiment with more fluid skies and create more dynamic compositions. This watercolor workshop, located at the incomparable landscape of Shelburne Farms, will focus on luminous color and personal interpretation of the landscape through direct observation. For those with some watercolor experience. Jean earned a BA in Art Education at Johnson State College and also studied art at the University of Wisconsin and Vermont Studio Center. She has been a restoration artist, a freelance fiber artist and a teacher of art to adults and children at several schools and art organizations in Vermont, including Shelburne Craft School. THE ACRYLIC MEDIUM - MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL: Instructed by Cameron Davis. Friday, July 15 or Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shelburne Craft School. $85 members, $95 non-members. Info, 985-3648. Today’s acrylic paint and acrylic mediums offer an enormous range of surface, sheen, texture and color. In this day-long workshop we will explore techniques, both suggested and of our own invention. The morning hours will be spent discovering the potentials of the mediums to create varied surfaces: thick buttery impastos, thin glazes of color, gritty texture, etc. In the afternoon we will apply our experimentation towards a small painting, or series of paintings to go home with. Appropriate for all levels. WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP: Instructed by Lisa Forster Beach, NWS. Monday though Friday, July 18 through 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shelburne Craft School. $320 members, $350 non-members. Info, 985-3648. If weather permits, we will paint outside on location. Class includes choosing, planning and designing a composition as well as the techniques and methods of using the watercolor medium. Painting time will follow with guidance and encouragement. Near the end of each day we will have a positive critique. Painters with a little experience to lots of experience are welcome.

photography FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY DARKROOM, MASTER PRINTING SESSIONS WITH WAYNE MARTENS: Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 6-9 p.m. Info, 865-7166 or visit Prerequisite is proficiency in black-and-white darkroom work. Learn darkroom tricks and secrets from an expert and become a master black-and-white darkroom technician. In this class, students will discover how to make the perfect print from every negative and gain an understanding of how to alter the contrast curve in addition to the contrast range. The instructor, Wayne Martens, was a professional printer in NYC for years and made prints for wellknown photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Ruth Orkin and Burke Uzzle.



COMPASSION BUDDHA MEDITATION RETREAT: Milarepa Tibetan Buddhist Center in the Northeast Kingdom of VT on 300 peaceful acres. Info, 802-633-4136, milarepa@milarepa, Meditating on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, is based on the recognition that mind is essentially pure, clear and knowing. By identifying our minds with Chenrezig’s enlightened mind and reciting his mantra “om mani padme hum,” we can awaken and develop our innate potential of compassion.

CORE STUDIO: Burlington’s premier Pilates Studio has grown and now offers even more! Our ongoing mat and Xercizer bed program options include private sessions, monthly Passports and drop-in rates for group sessions. In our newly expanded space discover The Rolfing Studio and Thai-Yoga Massage Therapy, both of which allow you to work one-on-one with our certified specialists to reshape and restore your body back into its natural alignment. Core Studio now offers small and intimate yoga classes suitable for all levels and abilities to discover and develop your practice. Our expanded schedule now includes small group Hybrid Spinning/ Pilates, PowerSculpt and Spinning with core strengthening and stretching series. Free consultation and introductory mat class still offered at our convenient waterfront location in downtown Burlington. Info, 862-8686 or visit Familiarize yourself with our open, welcoming studio, our professional certified instructors and our energizing, newly expanded, “green” atmosphere.

music GAELIC COLLEGE FOUNDATION USA’S 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL: July 25 through July 29, 9:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. Info, 902-295-3411, registrar@ or visit Applications may also be picked up at the Visitors’ Center at Shelburne Farms. This unique week offers world-class instruction in Great Highland Bagpipes, Cape Breton Fiddle, Cape Breton Step Dance, Celtic Harp, Highland Dance, Gaelic Language, Gaelic Song, Piano Accompaniment and Bodhran. Classes are open to all levels and consist of five classes per day for five days. Room and board available at the University of Vermont.

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PILATES SPACE, A SPACE FOR INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT: Visit our bright and spacious new studio! Conveniently located in Burlington, 208 Flynn Ave. (across from the antique shops, near Oakledge Park). We offer a full schedule of Pilates classes and private sessions, Anusara-Inspired Yoga, Gyrotonic® and Physical Therapy in a warm, welcoming and affirming atmosphere. Want to learn more about Pilates? Call to sign up for a free introduction to the Pilates equipment. We offer Intro sessions Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. or we can arrange a time to fit your schedule. Info, 802-863-9900 or visit

reiki SUMMER REIKI CLASSES: Reiki Level I, July 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $150. Reiki Level II, July 16, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $200. Healing In Common, Shelburne. Info, call Cindy Fulton, Reiki Master/Teacher, 802-482-7206. Learn this powerful, hands-on energy work technique in a small group setting. This ancient healing art can lower stress, decrease pain, enhance the immune system and speed up recovery time. Give yourself and those you love the gift of Reiki.

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BEECHER HILL YOGA: Daytime and evening classes, weekdays and the third Sunday morning of each month. Hinesburg. Info, 802-482-3191 or visit Develop strength, flexibility and well-being through movement, breath and awareness. Group classes and private instruction. Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Yoga by appointment. BIKRAM YOGA: Ongoing daily classes for all levels. 257 Pine St., Burlington. Info, 651-8979. A heated studio facilitates deep stretching and detoxifying. 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 dropin, $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: Jivamukti, Iyengar, Beginner, Kripalu, Flow, Restorative and Mahashakti. Burlington Yoga, 156 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info, 658-9642 or info@burlingtonyo Burlington Yoga’s mission is to provide a supportive, focused atmosphere accessible to students of all levels to develop and nourish their individual practice. Beginners welcome to all classes. Drop-in any time. CHILDREN’S YOGA STUDIO, WILLISTON: Fall session: September 10 through October 17. Classes for Baby (newborn to pre-crawling), Tots (almost crawling to 22 months), Tykes (23 months to 4 years), Little Family (two plus children/up to ages 3-years) and Pre/Postnatal Yoga. Six-week session $60, includes book. $48 for returning students. Info, 802872-8985 or visit Small classes that fill quickly, advance registration is highly recommeded. Introduce your child to the benefits of yoga in the first years of life! Learn more than 75 yoga poses and techniques, developmentally nutritious, that deepen the parent/child bond. Delight in practicing yoga, discovering movement and singing IBY rhymes together. Children participate according to their ability, learning style and personality, learning yoga through repetition, play and bonding. Magic Poses will soothe and calm any fussy baby! YOGA VERMONT: Daily classes, open to all levels. Astanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Gentle Hatha, Sivananda, Prenatal, Postnatal, Kids and Senior classes. Register for our six-week Yoga for Runners Session with Kathy McNames, Thursdays, June 30 through August 4 and six-week Introduction to Astanga Yoga, Mondays, July 11 through August 15 with Jessica Petraska, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Chace Mill, Burlington. $12 drop-in, 10 classes/$100. Month pass $120. Info, 660-9718 or Explore a variety of yoga styles with experienced and passionate instructors. Classes seven days a week, open to all levels. m

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also at the very peak of your ability to do five things at once.

(March 21-April 19): Professional basketball player Tim Duncan has a nickname that I invite you to take on for the next two weeks: The Big Fundamental. To live up to the daunting yet fun responsibility of that title, you’ll have to put on your game face and get waaayyy down to basics. Banish distractions, purge the inessential, and cut the crap. Give yourself with ferocious impeccability to the Three Things That Matter Most, and do it with a raging integrity that will scare away all the phonies, lazybones and ethically challenged mediocrities.


(June 21-July 22): One of your lifelong projects is to learn the art of keeping proper boundaries. That doesn’t always come easy for you. In your subconscious mind you’re often thinking, “I can’t figure out where I leave off and everyone else begins.” Having sounded this warning, though, I’ll now advise you to completely surrender to the urge to merge, at least temporarily. Blend, connect and commune with abandon. Write this declaration by sculptor Malvina Hoffman on your arm: “My true center is an enormous capacity for falling in love with everything around me.”


(April 20-May 20): When my Taurus daughter Zoe was 7 years old, I detected signs that her natural inclination to be kind and gentle was beginning to slip into passive docility. I wondered whether I could or should do anything to nurture what astrologers call the Mars energy — the forceful, willful aspect of her psyche. As an experiment, I had her throw baseballs as hard as she could against the side of the house. I bought her a punching bag and encouraged her to smash it. Seven years later, she’s as kind and gentle as ever, but also has an indomitable strength and forceful grace. Her Mars force is fully awake. Did my experiments have anything to do with it? Just in case they did, try something similar, Taurus. In the most constructive way possible, feed your aggressiveness.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Since 1921, the official length of a marathon race held anywhere in the world has been 26.2 miles. Runners train for that specific distance. That’s why many participants in this year’s Lakeshore Marathon in Chicago were confused at the end of the race. Their times were surprisingly slow and they were more fatigued than they’d anticipated. It was only a few days later that marathon officials announced the course had been laid out mistakenly: There was an extra mile. I think you can expect an analogous development in your life, Leo. The finish line will be farther than you expected — maybe farther than is fair. Should you stop before the end and complain? Or should you complete the task and then complain? I’ll leave that up to you.


(May 21-June 20): A young goth woman was weaving her bicycle through heavy traffic. She was talking on a cell phone with her left hand and smoking a cigarette with her right. Watching from my Honda, I marveled at how well she maneuvered without the guiding influence of her hands on the handlebars. I stopped next to her at a red light, and was further impressed when she pulled out a candy bar and a small book of poems by Charles Baudelaire. For a minute or so, she smoked, ate, read and chatted on her phone. Just before the light changed, I leaned out the window and said, “You’re not a Gemini, are you?” “Yeah,” she replied. “Of course. How did you know?” I knew because not only are you the zodiac’s best multitasker, you’re

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): For a time, my new book, Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, was #12 on the bestseller list at Right behind it at #13 was James Howard Kunstler’s The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. That snapshot of book buyers’ schizophrenic inclinations has a resemblance to your outlook, Virgo. Half of you is overflowing with a talent for cultivating intelligent hope, while the other half is always prepar-

third kiss is on the mouth.” In solidarity with naturally affectionate Dutch people, and in response to the lovey-dovey astrological omens now coming to bear on you Sagittarians, I request that you dole out scores of triple kisses in the coming week.

ing for the worst. Being as objective as an optimist like me can be, I firmly believe you should adjust the ratio. According to the astrological omens, the right approach is to be 90 percent devoted to expecting the best and 10 percent invested in guarding yourself against trouble.



(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Seven years ago, Random House announced its “Modern Library 100 Best Books of the 20th Century: Fiction.” In this collection, 91 texts were written in English by white males. I suppose there’s a remote possibility that’s an accurate inventory, though I doubt it. But whether it is or not, I feel it’s critical to the health of our culture and even our planet that the best books of the 21st century will be authored by a far more diverse mix. And what, you may ask, does this have to do with your personal destiny in July 2005? The astrological omens say it’s a perfect moment to decide what you’ll do in the coming years to contribute to a world in which white men who speak English don’t run everything. (P.S. This is crucial even if you yourself are an English-speaking white man.)

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sometimes we have a strong sense of what our destiny is calling us to do, but we don’t feel quite ready or brave enough to answer the call. We need a push, an intervention, a serendipitous stroke — what I call fate bait. It’s a person or event that awakens our dormant willpower and draws us inexorably towards our fate; it’s a thunderbolt or siren song or stage whisper that gives us a good excuse to go do what we know we should do. I suspect that you, Capricorn, are about to meet your fate bait.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Please repeat the following affirmation, first articulated by poet Robert Frost: “I am not confused. I am just well mixed.” Say it aloud at least 10 times a day for the next week. It will help you put a positive spin on certain events that might otherwise throw you off balance. Your next medicinal sound bite comes from playwright W.S. Gilbert: “I am rich in never-ending unrest.” This one will encourage you to regard your turbulence as a creative gift, not a pathological distraction.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): At Tufts Educational Day Care in Somerville, Mass., kids from ages 3 to 5 have to sign contracts guaranteeing their good behavior. “I know how to listen to my teachers,” they promise. “When my teachers talk to me, I will not scream, try to hit, or say, ‘You’re not my boss.’” I’d like you to ask both your inner child and your inner teenager to make a similar vow right now, Scorpio. There are valuable teachers hovering in your vicinity. Some may have educational techniques that are less than adroit, but they all deserve your close, sincere and humble attention.


(Feb. 19-March 20): It’s a hangyour-head-out-the-window-of-a-speeding-car-likea-golden-retriever kind of week. You should make yourself as innocent and unself-conscious as possible as you seek out simple, intense pleasures, whether that’s letting the wind rush over your face or soaking up the spray of a waterfall or getting a massage every single day or standing near the stage at a live concert so the raw music can surge through you. The object is to scour out your mind with vivid sensations, allowing you to become as empty and fresh as possible.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the Netherlands, people often give each other three kisses when they meet, two on the cheek and one on the lips. A Dutch prude named Dolph Kohnstamm is mad about it, and has launched a campaign to squash the custom. “Foreigners are quite upset when they have to give three kisses,” he rants, “especially when the


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‘04 BURTON GEAR: Jussi 154, Shaun White 151, Sabbath boots/9 men’s, $40. Call 508-2376676, ask for Sumner or Kevin. 10 GALLON FISH TANK: Includes light, hood, heater, 2 filters, and air pump. Needs fish and gravel. $30. July, 238-4245. 16’ PENOBSCOT canoe: 4 jackets, 2 paddles, pads and roof straps. $700. Barely used. Elderly parents selling. 802-859-6076. 70 GALLON: tall fish/reptile tank and stand. $50/OBO. Moving, must sell! 860-6230. 8 LB. BOWLING BALL: Iridescent blue/green. Great women’s ball. $30, includes bag. 802-372-6047. AFGHANS AND BEADED JEWELRY for sale. Terry, 734-5379 or 802-318-0585. BARELY USED Original Sin board w/woman’s size 9 boots. $150. 310-5011. BRIDAL GOWN: Mon Cheri, beaded bodice w/some beading design on skirt and train. Shortsleeve or off-shoulder, sweetheart neckline. Size 8-10. $300. Originally $1200. 802-899-3921. CAMPER: 2000 B17 Bantum Ultra-lite. Awning, A/C, heat, hot water, Q-F-T, gas/electric refrigerator, gas stove, Like new. $8995. 802-999-2295. DISHWASHER: Full-size, works well, attaches to sink, has cutting board surface, must sell, moving. $65. 802-878-9228. DOGGIE CRATE: For mediumsize dog to 60 lbs. Lightweight. $25. 425-4937. DRAPES: Large set, like new, burgundy, lined, tab-top, w/ wood rods. $175/OBO. 872-0313. ECCO BRIDAL DRESS: Fits size 3/4. Ivory color, 100% silk. Never worn. Best offer taken. Call Kelly, 802-279-2113. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, $125. Old dial TV w/stand, $40. 802-862-4332. FREE SURPLUS DVD/VHS while supplies last! Adult content, 21years and over only. A small S&H fee may apply. Call 1-800-2235811. Tell your friends! (AAN CAN) HOT TUB/COVER: Tiger River, Bangle, 5 person. 4-upright seats and 1 lounge. 1.5-years old, great condition, chemicals incl. 50% off original price. Contact Neil or Debbie, 893-4850. IN-LINE SKATES: Excellent shape! Bauer (Tuuk) Breakout 50s, in cool burnt orange color. Women’s 9, Men’s 7. Quality, originally expensive skates, rarely used, need a new home. Only $30! 454-7332, leave message. KAWASAKI ULTRA 150, 1999: 1-season on rebuilt, high-performance engine. Double trailer, canvas. $4000. 802-651-8862. KAYAK: Alto by Wilderness Systems. 16.6 ft. with cargo hatch and rudder. Like new. Priced to sell at $475, cash. 802-878-9725. KAYAK: Merlin LT. 14’ composite. Excellent condition, very clean and paddled mostly in flat water. Used twice in last 2 seasons. New $1800. Asking $1000. Call 644-1960.

KAYAKS: Clearwater Designs touring kayak. Almost new. (St. Lawrence model) w/factoryinstalled rudder system. Perfect for afternoon/weekend on the lake. New $1065. Sell for $665. Steve, 802-985-9162. KENMORE WASHER AND DRYER: (Electric). Used for less than one year. Bought new in summer ‘04. $650 (for set) or best offer. 802-862-8261. KEYS TREADMILL: Great condition, incline. $50/OBO. Used red and hunter-green love seat, so comfortable, big pillows. $150/OBO. You pick up. Call 655-3173. LOTS OF OCCULT-RELATED books for sale. Moving, all must go. $450/OBO. 802-865-3375. MASSAGE TABLE: Oakworks incl. carrying case, triangle and semicircle bolsters. Headrest, face cutout and armrest. Hardly used. Very good condition. $800/OBO. Mary or Ryan, 978-790-4692. MASSAGE TABLE: Portable, Oakworks, excellent condition with carrying case, adjustable face cradle, flannel sheets, bolster. $350. 425-4937. MIRROR, MIRROR on the wall (or ceiling). Large mirror (approx. 7 ft. high x 4 ft. wide). No frame/border. $100/OBO. Call Christine, 238-6726. MOVING OUT WEST: Everything must go! Computer, IKEA table, misc. furniture, clothing, books, dishes, plants. The cat is not for sale. I’m looking to really condense. Please call 802-660-0167. MOVING SALE: July 9-10. 1025 Sherman Hollow Rd., Hinesburg. Canoe $275. King-size brass bed $150. Kid’s beds $75. Sofa $150. Boy’s bike $25. Entertainment center $200. Bureau $50. Fishing equipment. Lots of small stuff. 482-7089. MOVING TO FLORIDA: TV, futon, recliner, lawn accessories, drapes, bookcases, computer desk, plants, dishes, books, CDs, clothes. Need to travel light. Everything must go. 802-9221175. OUTBOARD MOTOR: 50HP. Mercury 4-cyl. 1970s. Great condition. Very low use. $500/OBO. 802-872-0932 or 355-0648. PLANAR 17” widescreen LCD TV w/remote, DVI and S-Video. New condition, $250. 802-578-2950. ROSSINGNOL BANDIT: B2w 160 shaped skis value, $829. Asking $500. Brand new, never used, still wrapped. Call 862-1587. SALON EQUIPMENT: Hair dryers, sinks and chairs. No reasonable offer refused. 802-6552392, leave message. TASCAM 788: Digital 8-track recorder with CD burner. Used only 1 hour. 250 virtual tracks. New $950. Asking $700/firm. 802-893-1627. TRADE 32-inch color TV for 19inch color TV or $100. Sofa bed $40, armoire $20, W/D $30. Call Rhonda at 479-7911 until 6/30 then 476-7056. TWO BLAKE SHELDON concert tickets. Clinton County Fair, Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. $15 each. Call Leslie, 802-324-2964.

TWO GOOD MATTRESSES: One new VT Foam, firm, queen, bought in fall for $200 +. Asking $100. Second, Simmons Beautyrest, firm, full, bought for $600 + six years ago. Guaranteed for 15. Asking $150. 864-7471. TWO YELLOW Submarine Beatles promotional cells. Framed. Great condition. These look awesome on the wall. Awesome for Beatles fans. $150/each. 802-372-6047. VEMCO 3300 drafting arm with ruler. Very high quality. Has been used by an architect. Asking $100/OBO. 802-372-6047. VINTAGE SEAMSTRESS’ dummy. Fully adjustable, cloth covered. Great condition! $75. 802372-6047. WALTON BLODGETT painting of NYC for sale. Emotional rendition of the Brooklyn Bridge. Most likely done when he was training w/George Luks. Email for details, photo and price, blodgett4 WHITEWATER KAYAK: Pyranha Inazone, $500. Call Mike after 4 p.m., 864-2080. WWE TICKETS: July 31, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium. 3rd and 4th row on aisle. Call Kyle for pricing, 802-310-1971! XMAS IN JULY: Three Dept. 56 Snow Village buildings and several accessories. Excellent condition, original boxes. Email me, YAMAHA 2600W generator. Used 40 hours max. Only $800. Call Mike after 4 p.m., 864-2080.

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NEED A BABYSITTER? Graduate student looking for summer job. Extensive background working with kids age 0-16. Call Jess, 238-6564.

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COMPUTER REPAIRS AND UPGRADES: PCs, Macs, networking, Web design, tutoring, digital graphics and audio editing. Competitive rates. Many references. House calls and in-shop. Free quote, 864-7470 or


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CELERON A at 416MhZ, 428mb RAM, 48xcdrom, ergo kb, led mouse, Sony 17” flat screen, XP, Office ‘97 with packaging. $100. 802-310-1411. DELL PENTIUM I: All accessories, kbd/modem/mouse/ speakers, $50. Color photo printer, brand new, $35. $75 takes computer and printer. 872-0313.

LEXMARK Z715 printer, brand new! Software, cords, cartridges, etc. In store cost $75, asking $50. 802-372-6047. NEW COMPUTER, bad credit? No problem! You’re approved, guaranteed. No credit check. Checking account required. Name brands. 1-800-486-8136. Call now for free bonus. (AAN CAN)

4 elder care

PART-TIME CAREGIVER for elderly woman in Charlotte. Weekend time a must. Call Grace, 802-425-2688.

4 entertainment

EXOTICA DANCERS featuring girls going wild for your next birthday, bachelor party or funon-one show. 802-658-1464. New talent welcome. MOVIE EXTRAS: Earn $150$300/day. All looks/types needed. No experience necessary. TV, music videos, commercials, film, print. Call toll-free 7 days! 1800-260-3949, ext. 3025. (AAN CAN)

4 financial

CASH: Immediate cash for structured settlements, annuities, law suits, inheritances, mortgage notes and cash flows. J.G. Wentworth, 800-794-7310. (AAN CAN)

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TWO CARPETS: Approx. 10’ by 10’. Good shape, but no borders. 802-310-4518.

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BABY CRIB: Some curly and bird’s eye maple w/painted animals. Incl. mattress. $50. 802865-1208. COUCH: Used, good condition! Call 862-9535. DRAFTING TABLE and swivel chair. White laminate. 40” X 30”. Excellent condition. $60. 802865-2036. FABULOUS 50S retro, green dinette set. Table with center leaf and white design, cool circular stainless base. 2 chairs in good shape, 2 OK. No room to store! Can email pics of the table (the chairs are in attic). $90 for all. 454-7332. FLAT PAPER FILE: 47”W x 38”D x 22”H. Maple veneer, good condition, 5 drawers, holds full size printing paper. $300/OBO. 865-2036. | SEVEN DAYS | july 06-13, 2005 | 7D Classifieds 21B

7D CLASSIFIEDSLISTING SOFA: Cuddler by Benchcraft. High back, soft cushions, 3 person, dark/forest green, very comfortable. $275 cash. 802578-2580. SOFA: Used but good condition! $125/OBO. Call 862-9535. TABLE: (Aunt Belle’s dream table, Waco, early 1950s.) With 2 leaves, pads, custom-contoured glass top. $275. 802865-3875. WHITE WOODEN VANITY desk with mirror. Asking $35. Call 878-4571.

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6/21: LOSE SOMETHING outside Metronome? Describe it and to your person, it shall be returned. BIRDMAN LOST HIS SONG BOOK! 7/25, around 1:30 a.m. Someone took a cardboard box with “Lots of Reggae for you at Radio Bean, July 10, 7-9 p.m. See you there!”, written on the side. Taken from his yard. Box contained a song book with about 50-60 songs! Please return!

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MESA BOOGIE MARK IV Guitar amp combo. 3 separate channels, graphic EQ, Footswitch, red tolex cover. Like new, $1100. Greg, 802-479-1862. ROOTS/ROCK/REGGAE: Reggae, VT. “The Man in the Dark”, Super Birdman. Sunday, July 10, 7-9 p.m. Radio Bean.

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ELECTRIC GUITAR: Semi hollow-body Gibson/Epiphone Casino. Mint condition, with hardshell case. $425. Louis, day, 658-3890. Evening, 658-8071. EVENT ELECTRONICS 20/20p powered studio monitors. Makie1202 12 channel mic/line mixer. Handcrafted Tabla drums from India. Best offer. 614-353-3245. GODIN A6: Cognac burst, semiacco/elec. guitar w/hsc, Peavey 100W acoustic amp. 2 chan.,5 band EQ, mic, stand, cable, extras, great solo setup, mint. $875. 872-7188. PEAVY 5-STRING BASS: Never used, w/hardshell case, $325. Ampeg BA-115. New, $450. Possible deal as package. Call Phil, 238-7579.

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GUITAR: Berklee graduate with classical background offers lessons in guitar, theory and ear training. Individualized, step-bystep approach. I enjoy teaching all ages/styles/levels. Call Rick Belford at 864-7195. GUITAR INSTRUCTION: All styles/levels. Emphasis on developing strong technique, thorough musicianship, personal style. Paul Asbell (Unknown Blues Band, Kilimanjaro, Sneakers Jazz Band, etc.), 862-7696, SAXOPHONE LESSONS: Elementary teacher has a few openings for saxophone students. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome. Emily Ryan (from the band Mango Jam), 802-864-3268.

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COSMIC HILL project recording studio. 30-years experience. $40/hour. Moretown. 496-3166. DARK GLOBE STUDIOS: Get quality sound, for the cheapest rates in town! Professional audio recording. Great introductory rates starting at $20/hour. Chill environment. All styles welcome. South Burlington. 660-9584 or

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EXPERIENCED BASS PLAYER looking for band. Call Mike, 518561-3747.

4 musicians wanted BASS PLAYER WANTED for cover band. Vocals, back vocals a plus. Contact 802-288-1528. SEEKING CREATIVE DRUMMER to complete core of developing band. Must be able to play structured compositions and improvise freely. Creative ideas are welcome and encouraged. Chris, 658-3833.

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2 FEMALE RATS need good home. Very tame and affectionate. Cage and water bottle included. Moving far away, and I can’t take them. Chris, 802-865-6896. 3 FERRETTS: All white/gray, 2 males, 1 female. Complete with cage and access. $300/OBO. 802-893-6346, leave a message. FREE BEAUTIFUL black cat. Chloe is very sweet and loving. We cannot keep her in our new apartment. 453-2380. GERMAN SHEPARD puppy, 4.5month-old. Moving. Very friendly, cage-trained. Cage, food, toys included. $400/negot. 310-0318.

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FEMALE MODELS WANTED for various G-rated projects. Free portfolio pictures, experience, possible start in business. David Russell Photography, 373-1912 or email or

4 stuff wanted

LOOKING FOR used, wroughtiron patio furniture — chairs, table, the whole shebang. Dark color preferred. Call 862-7233 and leave a message.

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ANCIENT GREEK AND LATIN: All levels. 802-859-8950. RAYMOND SHANG, AmericanChinese, currently a Ph.D candidate in sociology, is seeking pupils who desire to achieve 1500 or higher SAT scores. Sliding scale. 660-0903.

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BURLINGTON GREEN PARTY seeks enthusiastic, friendly volunteer student coordinators to recruit students for Green Party. Orientation, supplies provided. Further info, Owen 802-3555247 or Jay 802-324-8219. GOOD NEWS AMBASSADORS needed! The Good News Garage is seeking volunteers to attend local events and help inform the community about our services. If you enjoy helping others, meeting new people and attending social events, please call Carmen or Katie at 864-3667. RECYCLE NORTH SEEKS environmental protection volunteers to help organize the influx of donations into our store and away from the landfills! Contact Lindsay Foreman, 658-4143, ext. 37. WHO BELIEVED IN YOU? ReCycle North YouthBuild seeks caring adult mentors for lowincome youth, ages 16-24. Contact Lindsay Foreman, 6584143, ext. 27.

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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 at 802-859-8966. PIANO: Moving to Essex Jct. 8/1. Want to buy an upright piano in average to good condition. We will pick up. Call 801362-7958.

4 legals PUBLIC NOTICE TAXICAB RATES Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 30-37 of the Burlington Code of Ordinances, the following maximum taxicab fares will be authorized for exclusive rides within the city effective August 1, 2005. (Exclusive rides are ordinary taxi rides by one (1) person from a starting point to a specific destination.) (1)Within Zone 1: Up to [Five Dollars and Twenty Cents ($5.20)] Five Dollars and Forty Cents ($5.40). (2)From Zone 1 to Zone 2N or 2S or Vice Versa: Up to [Six Dollars and Ninety Cents ($6.90)] Seven Dollars and Fifteen Cents ($7.15). (3)Within Zones 2N and 2S: Up to [Six Dollars and Twenty Cents ($6.20)] Six Dollars and Forty Cents ($6.40). (4)Between Zone 1 and Zone 3: Up to [Eight Dollars and Ten Cents ($8.10)] Eight Dollars and Forty Cents ($8.40). Within Zone 3: Up to (5) [Six Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($6.55)] Six Dollars and Eighty Cents ($6.80). (6)Between Zone 3 and Zone 2N: Up to [Six Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($6.55)] Six Dollars and Eighty Cents ($6.80) except up to [Eight Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($8.55)] Eight Dollars and Eighty-Five Cents ($8.85) for a fare transported between Zone 3 and Zone 2S. (7)Within Zone 4: Up to [Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50)] Seven Dollars and Seventy-Five Cents ($7.75) except up to [Ten Dollars ($10.00)] Ten Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents ($10.35) for a fare transported between Zone 4 and Zone 1 and except up to [Eleven Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($11.55)] Eleven Dollars and Ninety-Five Cents ($11.95) for a fare transported between Zone 4 and Zone 2S. For each additional (8) passenger on an exclusive ride, not including the first passenger, picked up or delivered in any of the preceding zones, a One Dollar ($1.00) charge per additional passenger may be collected. Note that, under an amendment to the ordinance adopted by the City Council on August 27, 1990, there is an automatic annual increase or decrease in taxi rates equivalent to one hundred (100) per cent of the annual change in the National Intra-City Public Transportation Rates (an element in the overall Public Transportation Index) compiled by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the 12-month period ending May 31 of each year. For the 12month period ending May 31, 2005, the relevant change was equal to an increase of 4.1%; this increase is reflected in the changes to taxi rates in sections (1) through (7) above. * Material in brackets deleted Material underlined added Jo LaMarche Director of Elections and Records Copy: Tamara S. Gagne, Burlington International Airport STATE OF VERMONT RUTLAND SUPERIOR COURT RUTLAND COUNTY, SS. DOCKET NO. 319-5-05 Rdcv Citifinancial, Inc., Plaintiff v. Jeffrey Machain, Citifinancial, Inc.

Leaann Johnson, State of Vermont, Office of Child Support And Occupants residing at 48 Baxter Street, Rutland, Vermont, Defendant SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: Jeffrey Machain You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Joshua B. Lobe, Esq., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 4493, 35 King Street, Burlington, Vermont 05406, an Answer to plaintiff’s Complaint in the above entitled action within forty-one (41) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, which is June 30, 2005. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Your Answer must also be filed with the Court. Unless otherwise provided in Rule 13(a). Your Answer must state as a Counterclaim any related claim which you may have against the plaintiff, or you will thereafter be barred from making such claim in any other action. YOUR ANSWER MUST STATE SUCH A COUNTERCLAIM WHETHER OR NOT THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT IS FOR DAMAGE COVERED BY A LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY UNDER WHICH THE INSURER HAS THE RIGHT OR OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT THE DEFENSE. If you believe that the plaintiff is not entitled to all or part of the claim set forth in the Complaint, or if you believe that you have a Counterclaim against the plaintiff, you may wish to consult an attorney. If you feel that you cannot afford to pay an attorney’s fee, you may ask the clerk of the Court for information about places where you may seek legal assistance. Plaintiff’s action is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated February 4, 2002. Plaintiff’s action may effect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the City of Rutland at Volume 427, Page 571. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Rutland, State of Vermont. It appearing from Affidavit duly filed in the above entitled action that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the methods prescribed in V.R.C.P. 4(d) through (f) inclusive, it is hereby ORDERED that service of the above process shall be made upon defendant, Jeffrey Machain, by publication pursuant to V.R.C.P. 4(g). This Order shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks on June 30, 2005, July 7, 2005 and July 14, 2005 in Seven Days. A copy of this Order shall be made to defendants at their address if their address is known. Dated at Rutland, Vermont this 21st day of June, 2005. Hon. William Cohen Presiding Judge Rutland Superior Court 512-05Summons & Order

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4 support groups DON’T SEE A SUPPORT group here that meets your needs? Call Vermont 211, a program of United Ways of Vermont. Within Vermont, 866-652-4636 (tollfree) or from outside of Vermont, 802-652-4636. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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. ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP: Daily except Sundays, 1-2 p.m. Focus is on mutual support and coping skills. 300 Flynn Ave. Info, 865-6138. WOMEN’S EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS GROUP: Fridays, 6-7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 62 Oak St., Burlington. Info, 899-4906.

MALE SUPPORT GROUP: For men who have survived sexual violence. This group will provide a safe, encouraging space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories with other men. Offered by the Women’s Rape Crisis Center. Info, 802864-0555 or the 24-hour hotline, 802-863-1236. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS: Montpelier, 12step recovery group. Do you have a problem with sex and/or relationships? We can help. Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., 115 Main St. Bethany Church, downstairs, red door room. Info, 802249-6825. Completely confidential. PARENTING GROUP: 6-week group for people parenting children of all ages now forming. Please call RiverValley Associates for more information. 651-7520.


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7D SUPPORTGROUPS/LEGALS 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, 6-7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Info, 453-3688 or vermont_ttmout DEPERSONALIZATION AND DEREALIZATION: If you suffer from either of these trance states, please call Todd, 864-4285. THE WOMEN’S RAPE CRISIS CENTER is offering a free, confidential 10-week support group for mothers of children who have survived sexual abuse. Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Info, 864-0555. 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, 482-5319. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. HEPATITIS C SUPPORT GROUP for those who have H-C, their family members and friends. 2nd Thursday of each month, McClure MultiGenerational Center. 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 SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: CHADD is a support organization for children and adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Every second Tuesday of the month at Champlain College, 7-8:30 p.m. in room 217 in the Global and Technology Building. 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. AUTISM: Free support group for parents of children with autism. First Monday of each month, 7-9 p.m., 600 Blair Park Rd., Suite 240, Williston. Info, 660-7240 or visit http://health.groups. Daily/. VT PARENTS OF FOOD ALLERGY CHILDREN EMAIL SUPPORT TEAM: Info, contact MaryKay Hill, or call 802-373-0351. MIXED GENDER COMING OUT SUPPORT GROUP: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Cofacilitated by supportive peers and mental-health 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?. ARE YOU A PARTNER OR close ally of a transgender or transsexual person? We have a support group designed for your unique needs. The second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. R.U.1.2? Community Center, 34 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Info, 860-7812. 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?

60+ SUPPORT GROUP: Ongoing weekly support group for men and women over the age of 60. Share your strengths and struggles with this particular stage of life. We have fun! Facilitated by Barbara L. Kester, Ph.D. 657-3668. MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP: First group meeting, Monday, November 8, 4:15-6 p.m., Northfield United Church, Main St. Info, 485-4934 or email TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meeting, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski. Sundays, 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:307:30 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, 861-6000 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, 8624516, or visit www.together. net/~cvana. Held in Burlington, South Burlington and Colchester. For more information, call 8608388 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, 78:30 p.m. Men call Sandy, 8635708. Women call Valerie, 802233-3447. SUICIDE SURVIVORS GROUP: Survivors and their families meet monthly for mutual support in the Burlington area, 6-7 p.m. Call for location, 223-4111. 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. DECLUTTERS SUPPORT GROUP: Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe 2 or 3 of us can get together to help each simplify. 453-3612. PARENTS TOGETHER: Support group will be meeting in Rutland on Monday evenings. Snacks and child care provided. All groups are free and confidential. Please call Amy at 247-5460 for more information. WOMEN CHANGING: A continuous educational support group for women who are interested in changing patterns in their lives. Wednesdays-ongoing. 12:30-2 p.m. Call Angie at AWARE in Hardwick, 472-6463.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Battered Women’s Services and Shelter of Washington County. Please call 1-877-543-9498 for more info. AHOY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: Join our support group where the focus is on living, not on the disease. We are a team of dragon boaters. Learn all about this paddle sport and its healthgiving, life-affirming qualities. Any age. No athletic experience needed. Call Linda at 802-4344423 or email: dragonheartver or go to: SELF-REALIZATION: Social/support group for like-minded people interested in spirituality, yoga, psychic experiences, transcendence and transformation. Burlington. If interested, call Jill at 877-3375 or email 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 atblythel@ WOMEN’S WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Do we know what to do? Yes! Do we do it? Not always! Sometimes the answer is mutual support — for free! Let’s decide together what works for us. I want to start — do you? Anne, 861-6000. BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP open to new members. Meets downtown. Our goal is to become healthy and happy. For info, call Gerhard at 864-3103. 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, 802-8628882 or AL-ANON: Thursdays, 12:301:30 p.m. at the AWARE office, 88 High St., Hardwick. Info, 472-6463. WOMEN IN TRANSITION: Join a support/social group for women who are separated or divorced. The goal is to form a circle of friends for support and social activities. If interested email Katherine at MKR27609@ SMART RECOVERY: Wellgrounded researched approaches to changing addictive behaviors. Alternative to 12 Step Groups. Fridays, 5:30 p.m., 82 Winooski Ave., Burlington (above the City Market). Info, contact Bob, 4254058 or email carmody@madriv 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. 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. TRANS PARTNERS support group: Meet and talk w/other partners of transgendered/transsexual people. The second Friday of every month. R.U.1.2? Community Center, 6 p.m. 860-RU12.

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, 865-9781. SKINNYDIPPERS UNITE! Visit Vermont Au Naturel. Join other naturists and like-minded people for support, discussions and more! www.vermontau 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. Wednesdays, 7:308:30 p.m. The Alano Club, 74 Hegeman Ave., Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester. Contact Valerie P. at 324-7847. 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 866869-7341 (toll-free). MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY group: support and education for people with psychiatric challenges. Joan, 865-6135. FAMILY/FRIENDS OF THOSE suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: second Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. The Arbors. 985-8600. SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL violence: Form contacts and discuss ways to begin healing. Women’s Rape Crisis Center, Burlington. Free. Info, 864-0555. DIVORCED PEOPLE: If you are separated, thinking of separating, in the process of divorce, or just divorced, I’m thinking about starting a loose group where such people can talk, whine, have some fun, and maybe even get together. Perhaps there is life after him or her. If interested email Bob at or call/lv msg. at 802-388-0779. WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: Looking for persons interested in forming a support group for activities in the Burlington area. Info, 656-3280. “HELLENBACH” CANCER support: Every other Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Middlebury. Call to verify meeting place. Info, 3886107. People living with cancer and their caretakers convene for support. DEBTORS SUPPORT GROUP: Mondays, 6-7:15 p.m. united Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Scrumptious Café, 139 North Champlain St., Burlington. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Storefront, 12 North St., Burlington. Info, call Brenda 658-9278..

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 and fourth Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m. Board Room of Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester. Info, 800-639-1888. This “manto-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, 6556512. 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. 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 802-862-4516 or visit 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. FAMILY/FRIENDS OF THOSE suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: second Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. The Arbors. 985-8600. SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL violence: Form contacts and discuss ways to begin healing. Women’s Rape Crisis Center, Burlington. Free. Info, 864-0555. DIVORCED PEOPLE: If you are separated, thinking of separating, in the process of divorce, or just divorced, I’m thinking about starting a loose group where such people can talk, whine, have some fun, and maybe even get together. Perhaps there is life after him or her. If interested email Bob at bberman@ or call/lv msg. at 802-388-0779. WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: Looking for persons interested in forming a support group for activities in the Burlington area. Info, 656-3280.

“HELLENBACH” CANCER support: Every other Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Middlebury. Call to verify meeting place. Info, 3886107. People living with cancer and their caretakers convene for support. DEBTORS SUPPORT GROUP: Mondays, 6-7:15 p.m. united Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Scrumptious Café, 139 North Champlain St., Burlington. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Storefront, 12 North St., Burlington. Info, call Brenda 658-9278.. 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 and fourth Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m. Board Room of Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester. Info, 800-639-1888. This “manto-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, 6556512. 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. 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 802-862-4516 or visit 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. | SEVEN DAYS | july 06-13, 2005 | 7D Classifieds 23B

7D ONTHEROADVEHICLES 4 automotive 4-16” ALLOY RIMS: 5 lug, off Nissan Quest/Villager. Great shape. $200. Call 879-3790. ACURA INTEGRA, 1995: 4-door GSR. 5-speed 137K miles. $1000. Mary or Ryan, 978-790-4692. AUDI A4, 2000: 1.8T Quattro sedan. Good condition, approx. 67 K. Great gas mileage and great in the snow. Power sun roof, A/C, winter floor mats, CD. Brand new Michelin Energy-V tires. 11,995. 603-986-5902. BUICK CENTURY, 1991: 85 K. Runs good. Snow tires. Loaded. $600/OBO. 802-876-1066, leave message. BUICK REGAL LS, 2004: Sedan, 4-door, red, V6, auto, FWD, A/C, power steering/windows/locks, cruise, CD. 21,159 K. Best price, $15,736. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. CADILLAC CTS, 2004: 4-door, silver, auto, RWD, A/C, power steering/windows/locks, cruise, CD, OnStar, leather, traction control. 17,809 K. Best price, $27,999. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. CADILLAC ELDORADO, 1985: Auto, power everything. New custom exhaust and fuel tank. $1200. 802-879-6255. CAMARO, 1984: 350 engine, metallic blue, t-tops, all new tires. Asking $2500/OBO. 802350-8455, beeper. 973-4769502, local. CHEVROLET MALIBU LS, 2003: Sedan, 4-door, silver, auto, FWD, A/C, power steering/windows/ locks, cruise, leather, CD, sun roof. 23,471 K. Best price, $12,419. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. CHEVY LUMINA, 1995: 170 K. I blew a head gasket but this car has a lot of nice parts, including near-new winter force tires. Best offer. 363-5409. FORD ESCORT, 1995: Runs, needs work. Asking $400/OBO. 363-5410, Josh. 802-363-5410. FORD PROBE, 1991: Needs brake line and body work, 4cylinder standard transmission, runs great, navy blue. 138 K miles. $250/OBO. 223-7371. FORD TAURUS, 1996: V6. Runs fantastic, looks good, new paint, power windows and locks. Reliable. Must sell! $1000/OBO. 279-1950 for info. FORD TAURUS WAGON, 1994: 3.0L, V6, great shape, needs transmission work, gray. 164 K miles, $350/OBO. 223-7371.

FULL SET of gently used Husky floor and cargo mats for Chevy Blazer. $200 new, best offer. 802-233-0840. 1x2-Shearer042005 5/3/05 GRAY 1992 SUBARU Legacy retractable trunk cover. Good condition. $25. 802-372-6047.

Pontiac u Cadillac Hummer www. Local: 802-658-1212 Toll-free: 800-545-8907 1030 Shelburne Rd. So. Burlington GREASE CAR: 82 MB 240D w/grease car kit. Engine solid and body in good condition. Needs clutch. Cheap, $2000. 802-4540132 or HONDA CIVIC EX, 1999: 83 K, fully loaded. Excellent condition. Light blue. Asking $7000/OBO. Call 578-2939. HONDA CIVIC HX, 2000: 67 K, black, 2-door, 40 + mpg. Sun roof, alloy wheels, new exhaust/ tires. $7500. 802-318-6933. JEEP WRANGLER, 1992: Army green, 4WD, hard/soft top, A/C, Pioneer speakers, 2 sets rims. Many new parts, good condition. 78 K. $3500/OBO. Must sell! 802-527-0043 or 802-658-6629. LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, 1977: Town car (Cartier). 50 K. Original miles. Emerald green, excellent condition. Rich classic. Must see. $3600. 802-893-1627. LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK VII, 1993: 120 K, runs well, looks good. Must see! $2000. 479-1491 for more info. MAZDA PROTEGE, 1994: 158 K, 5-speed, 4-door, CD player, 33 miles/gal. $900/OBO. Please call 802-728-3778, evenings. MERCURY SABLE, 1995: Automatic, 3.0, regular maintenance done, gets 27 mpg, little rust. A great winter car. $1150. (802) 578-2134. NISSAN STANZA XE, 1990: 5speed, white, high mileage. Parts car or fixer upper. Asking $200/ firm. Call Jeremy, 802-598-5626.

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Richmond to Williston: Looking for ride to the Fairfield Inn off the Williston exit, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you can help, please reference #41106. Vergennes/Fair Haven to IBM: Looking for two carpoolers to join existing carpool. Our hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon-Fri. If interested, please reference #41105. Burlington to Hinesburg: Looking for long-term riders. My hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., with some flexibility. If you are interested, please ref # 41104. Essex Junction to Burlington: Looking for one-way riders. My hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. If interested, please ref # 41103.

Jeffersonville to Burlington: Looking for a ride. My hours are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with flexibility. If you can help, please ref #41106. Charlotte to Waterbury: Looking to share a ride to the Waterbury State Complex, Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with some flexibility. If interested, please reference number #41107. Barre/Montpelier to IBM: Looking for vanpoolers to share a commute. We work the N2 shift and stop at the Berlin P&R on the way. If you’re interested, we have space beginning Feb. 2. Please ref: IBMVAN. Burlington to So. Burlington: Looking for a ride. My hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., but a little flexible. If you can help, please ref # 41070. Jericho to Burlington: Looking to share a commute, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41055. Burlington to Montpelier: Looking for a ride Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. 4:45 p.m. If you can help, please

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL, 2004: Sedan, 4-door, beige/tan, auto, FWD, A/c, power steering/windows/locks, 8:46 AM cruise, PageCD. 1 29,006 K. Best price, $10,947. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. PLYMOUTH COLT, 1992: Hatchback, 100,700 miles, auto, reliable, great condition, turquoise, Sony stereo, 99% rust-free, very clean. $1180/ OBO. Call Ben, 863-6411. PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE, 1994: Auto, 100 K, runs well, needs taillight lens, inspected to Oct. $500/OBO. (802) 897-2630. PONTIAC GRAND AM, 2004: Sedan, 4-door, red, auto, FWD, A/C, power steering/windows/ locks, cruise, CD. 21,370 K. Best price, $13,838. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. PONTIAC GRAND AM, 2004: Sedan, 4-door, red, FWD, A/C, power steering/windows/locks, cruise, CD. 21,370 K. Best price, $13,838. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. PONTIAC GRAND AM SE, 2003: Sedan, 4-door, A/C, teal green, auto, FWD, power steering/windows/locks, cruise, CD, leather, CD. 31,275 K. Best price, $10,980. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT, 2004: Sedan, 4-door, silver, A/C, power steering/locks/windows, cruise, CD. 25,176 K. Best price, $15,222. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212. SAAB 9000 TURBO, 1991: Needs work or great for parts. $250/OBO. 802-496-4936. SATURN SC1, 1994: 2-door, black, automatic, AM/FM, cassette, 106 K. Wonderfully reliable. $1700. (802)865-3304. SATURN SW2, 1996: 5-speed, alloy wheels, power everything, AC. Runs great, needs some work. $1300. Call Erik, evenings, 434-8558. SUBARU FORESTER, 1998: 5speed, 116 K, Blue book value, approx. $6000. Needs work. Asking $4000. 888-7817. SUBARU IMPREZA, 1996: A/C, CD, AWD. Excellent condition, 116 K. Asking $3500. Call Anne, 658-5051. SUBARU IMPREZA, 1999: Wagon, AWD, 5-speed, roof rack, new snows, cassette/radio, 3033 mpg, 123 K, red, well-maintained. $4300 Call 828-5220 (w) or 563-3071 (h).

ref # 41053. Hinesburg to Plainfield: Looking to share a commute to Goddard College. I work Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41063. Enosburg Falls to Essex Junction: Looking to share a commute to IBM. I work 7 a.m. 7 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41050. S. Burlington to Rutland: Looking for a ride. Time is flexible. If you can help, please ref # 41048. St. Mike’s to Ethan Allen Dr.: Looking for a ride. My hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with some flexibility. If you can help, please ref # 41070. Essex to Burlington: Looking for a ride. I work Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41069. Essex Junction to Waterbury: Looking to share a commute MonFri, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., but flexible. If you can help, please reference # 41046. Winooski to Montpelier: Looking to share a commute MonFri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41045. Essex Junction to Waterbury: Looking to share a ride to State Offices. My hours are Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with a little flexibility. If you can help,

SUBARU LEGACY, 1994: AWD, wagon, 90 K, new inspection, well-cared for, recent tires, cruise, power windows/doors, runs great! Asking $2500. 802598-5051. SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK, 1996: Blue, 120 K, automatic, CD/Cassette/AM-FM, heated seats, full power, great winter car! $4200/OBO. Must sell! 802-318-3519. SUBARU LOYALES: Parts or wholes, 1992 and 1994. Make offers, they need to go. Matt, 426-4187. TOYOTA AVALON, 1998: Great condition. 62 K. New tires. Inspected. AC/ABS. Power everything. $7000/OBO. 802-862-4642. TOYOTA COROLLA, 1985: 5door gold hatch: 5-speed. Needs clutch. All else complete and working. Inspection good 10/05. Almost no rust. Front fenders perfect. Interior clean. AM/FM cassette. $200/OBO. 860-1576 or TWO TIRES: Bridgestone Potenza RE92 P195/60R15. Excellent condition, $20 each. 802-899-1985. VOLVO GLT, 1998: Sedan, turbo, auto, sun roof and 1x2-Shearer042005 5/3/05 leather. Great car! Comfortable and well-maintained w/4-mounted snows. $7600. Please call 878-0000.

Pontiac u Cadillac Hummer www. Local: 802-658-1212 Toll-free: 800-545-8907 1030 Shelburne Rd. So. Burlington VOLVO V70, 1998, 87 K, good condition, well maintained. Service records available. Volvo winter package. A/C, pw, pdl. $6000/OBO. 879-5078. VW JETTA GL, 1998: Standard, 8 tires, ski rack, AC/tape/radio, red/dark interior, 140 K. Strong motor runs awesome. Good mileage. Burlington car. New muffler. 249-8508, Dylan or 223-1422.

please ref # 41046. S. Burlington to Burlington: Looking for a ride, Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41036. Burlington to Shelburne: Looking for a ride Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41042. Essex Junction to Barre Town: Looking for a ride. I work 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri. If you can help, please ref # 41045. Shelburne to Montpelier: Looking to share a ride Mon–Fri, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41027. Bolton to South Burlington: Looking for a ride Mon-Fri, 4-10 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41064. Hinesburg to Burlington: Looking for a ride to UVM. I work Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41066. Burlington to Poultney: Looking to share a commute to Green Mountain College. I work Mon-Fri, 4:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41059. Burlington to Williston: Looking for a ride Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41108. Essex Junction to Williston: Looking for a ride Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you can help, please ref # 41054.

WINNEBAGO, 1972: Imagination station. Add your inspiration to the mobile canvas. Unique teal, one fish, two fish design. Couple of quirks with lots of smirks. 906-586-9495.

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VW WESTPHALIA, 1976: New engine, transmission 32 K, new alternator, new fuel injectors, new tires/rotors. Asking $6500/ negotiable. 802-999-0697.

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FORD F-250, 1999: Lariat Super Cab. Leather interior, power seat/locks/windows. 4WD, tow/ camper packages, AM/FM/CD, custom cap, liner, more. 105 K highway miles. One owner, well maintained. $11,750. 877-3674. FORD F250: Powerstroke diesel, 140 K, auto, 7.3L, power doors/ locks, body excellent condition, duel tanks cap and 71/2 diamond plow. $8800. 802454-0132. INTERNATIONAL SCOUT, 1979: 4x4, 2-door, 345 V-8. Runs but needs work. Project or parts truck. Best offer. Call for more 8:46802-877-2137. AM Page 1 info,

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CLASSIC HONDA, 1972: CL450, magna red, a real head turner. 5932 original miles, new chain, Redwing shocks, tires and fuel lines. Very fast and stable. Many extras. $1875. 864-6662. HARLEY DAVIDSON 883XL: Custom Sportster, 1999. Windshield, forward controls, saddlebag brackets, chrome, pipes. Excellent maintenance record, very reliable and clean. 15 K. Must sell! $6000. 644-1960.

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SKI DOO SNOWMOBILES, 1998: Grand Touring, 1999 MXZ 600 plus 2003 Karavan double trailer for all. $4800/OBO. Please call 734-0881.

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CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, 2004: White, 40 K. Beautiful condition, moving must sell. $18500. 802-893-6346, please leave a message.

Roxbury/Northfield to Berlin: Looking for a ride, days and times vary with shifts. Please ref # 142198. Montpelier to Waterbury: Looking to share the commute Sat-Wed, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please ref # 142250. Morrisville to Barton: Looking for a ride M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please re f# 142254. Hyde Park/Morrisville to Montpelier: Looking to share the commute M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please ref# 142257. Northfield to Montpelier: Looking for ride M-F, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Please ref # 14226. Morrisville/Elmore to Montpelier: Looking for ride M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please ref# 142266. Montpelier to Burlington: Looking to share the commute, MF, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please ref # 142276. Waitsfield to Waterbury: Looking for a ride M-F, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Please ref # 142279. Johnson to IBM Essex: Looking for carpool M-F, 6:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Please ref # 142281. Barre to South Burlington: Looking for a ride M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please ref # 142288. Hyde Park to Montpelier: Looking for a ride M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please ref # 142290.

FORD BRONCO, 1995: Eddie Bauer edition, 5.8L, V8, 123 K, leather, tow package, power windows/doors/locks, remote start, CD, single family owned. $5500/ OBO. Please call 734-6379. FORD EXPEDITION, 1998: 74 K, 4WD, V8, remote start, power everything, tow package, A/C, 6disc CD, leather, sun roof, aggressive tires, great condition, well maintained. Asking $13,800/OBO. 802-310-9324. MITSUBISHI MONTERO, 2000: 1x2-Shearer042005 5/3/05 Sport LS, 4WD, book value over $10,000. 73 K, great shape, must sell fast, $8400/OBO. 802238-8084.

Pontiac u Cadillac Hummer www. Local: 802-658-1212 Toll-free: 800-545-8907 1030 Shelburne Rd. So. Burlington NISSAN PATHFINDER, 1991: SE-V6, 180 K miles, inspected, runs great, needs little work, well maintained, power windows/locks, 4WD, moonroof, new, big tires. $2000/OBO. 310-0128. NISSAN PATHFINDER, 1995: Runs great. Parts car. Asking $550. 578-3245 or 578-9047. NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, 1996: 4x4, 4-door, green, 5speed, A/C, cruise, power window/locks. Runs well. $2800/ OBO. Jason, 878-8717. OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA, 2002: Sport utility, 4-door, black, 6cylinder, auto, AWD, A/C, power steering/windows/locks, cruise, multi-CD. 38,897 K. Best price, $16,955. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212.

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PONTIAC MONTANA MINIVAN, 2003: 4-door, blue, auto, FWD, A/C, power steering/windows/ locks, cruise, CD. 34,151 K. Best price, $12,866. Call Shearer Pontiac, 658-1212.

Graniteville to Barre: Looking for a ride to work M-F, arriving 9:15 a.m. Please ref # 142292. Barre to GMCR Waterbury: Looking for a ride Thur, Fri and Sat, 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. shift. Please ref # 142294. Montpelier to Taft Corners Williston: Looking to share the ride M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please ref # 142296. Barre to Colchester: Looking to share the commute M-F, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Please ref # 142305. Montpelier to Waterbury: Looking for a ride M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please ref # 142311. Stowe to Burlington: Looking to share the commute M-F, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Please ref # 142313. Montpelier to Williston: Looking to share the commute, M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30. p.m. Please ref# 142315. Barre to Cabot Hosiery Northfield: Looking to share the commute, 2nd shift, M-F. Please ref # 142317. Orange to IBM Essex: Looking for a carpool for D1 or D2 shift. Please ref # 142324.


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COLCHESTER: F housemate wanted. NS. Near bike bridge. $400/mo. incl. utils. 658-3580. COLCHESTER: Female roommate wanted to share large 3-bedroom duplex unit with a quiet, married couple. Looking for mature, prof./grad. NS/pets. We have two well-behaved cats. $350/mo. + 1/3 utils. + dep. 878-3550, leave message. ESSEX: Country home. Quiet female will share kitchen, living room, office. Have cat, horses. Mom w/kid OK. Room, $330/mo. 2-rooms, $525/mo. Eleanor, 802-879-0333. ESSEX JUNCTION: Clean, responsible male to share 4-bedroom, 2-bath house. Laundry, parking, all utilities included. On bus line. $125/week. 802363-4052. HUNTINGTON: Prof. NS male, clean, respectful, low key, active. Share spacious contemporary home on quiet, gravel road. Storage shed, gardens. Close to hiking, x-country/ alpine ski areas. $500/mo. + 1/2 utils. 434-4080.

ADDISON: Amazing 3300 sq. ft., three-floor cathedral ceiling “lighthouse” home with 1100 sq. ft. wrap-around deck overlooking Lake Champlain/ Adirondack Mountains. Beach/lake access. $425,000. Bill and Shari, 759-2985. COLCHESTER: A house that needs a home. Must be moved. Farnsworth Rd. 2-bedroom, 1bath ranch. Call Flo, 802-8729855. Have info on how to move it, too! ESSEX JUNCTION: Historic Fort Ethan Allen. 2-bedroom condominium for sale on Officers Row at the Fort. Gorgeous sunny home w/beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings. Large 802.846.4646 rooms and basement storage. star energy rated and modern award-winning renovations. Low 1x1-mortgage-022305 2/21/05 1:24 PM Looking Pagefor 1a BURLINGTON: association dues. $214,900. fun and outgoing F, young prof. W/D, off-street parking, gas/elec. mer.htm 802-578-7002. No pets. Close to downtown. $375/mo. + sec. + 1/2 utils. Call Shayla, 518-524-0661. Free BURLINGTON: Looking for third Pre-Approval! roommate. Sunny, spacious 3Let me Mark R.Chaffee bedroom, South Side. Front yard, parking, screened-in off-street (802) 658-5599 x11 help with porch. Avail. 8/1. Call 802-728selling or 3778, evenings. BURLINGTON: Looking for two buying responsible housemates for 4HINESBURG: Lyman Meadows your next bedroom downtown apt. condo. 1 huge bedroom, 1 full home. $350/mo. incl. heat/off-street bath, new appliances/carpet, parking. Avail. 8/1. Call Nick, 846•9580 plenty of closets and storage. 318-3806. Atrium doors in living room, BURLINGTON: Prof/grad stuperennial gardens front/back. dent wanted for 3-bedroom apt. $143,000. 802-482-5804. near downtown, NS, off-street Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman NORTH HERO: 3-bedroom, parking. $550/mo. incl. heat/ waterfront, lake views. Many hot water. Avail. 7/1. Liz, 802welcomehomevermont recent improvements incl. hdwd, 862-1821. roof, kitchen, water-heater, BURLINGTON: Roommate needJotul gas stove, energy-efficient RICHMOND: Mature, prof. to ed. $600/mo. all incl. Call 802windows. Large deck. $187,900. split 3-bedroom, 2-bath duplex. 863-5347. 598-7919. Deck, yard, W/D, DSL, garage. BURLINGTON: Roommate wantNear Richmond Village. Sorry, WINOOSKI: Immaculate 2-beded for bright 2-bedroom North NS/pets. Avail. 8/1. $500/mo. + room, 1-bath condo on waterAve. apt. 7/1-8/20. $400/mo. 1/2. 434-5834. front in a very quiet neighborApt. becomes available after hood. Entire unit recently renoRICHMOND: Nice 3-bedroom, 2that. 802-722-3468. vated incl. new appliances. bath, open and spacious BURLINGTON: Roommate want$167,900. 655 4471, millyard inside/out. Creek, garden, sun ed. Responsible, NS/pets to and fun! 5 min. to I89 in counshare w/SWM. 2 bedroom, 1 try setting. Enjoy 2 other bath, 2 porches, 1 kitchen, large thoughtful, spirited housemates. living room. Off-street parking. $450/mo. + 1/3 utils. 434-4510. Onsite laundry. $420/mo. + SOUTH BURLINGTON: Elderly BURLINGTON: Furnished room utils. Avail. now. 860-6773. woman seeks female homesharer for rent. Looking for F prof./ BURLINGTON: Seeking profesto assist with some meals, light grad. student. Laundry, parking. sional, fun housemate for spahousekeeping and companionShare kitchen/bath. Near UVM. cious, sunny, quiet 3-bedroom ship in exchange for sharing her $475/mo. incl. utils. 999-0787. apt. on N. Winooski Ave. Hdwd, home. Call HomeShare Vermont BURLINGTON: Looking for 3coin W/D, ample storage, front at 802-863-0274 or visit roommates for big house, great and back porch, some off-street location, right downtown. Avail. parking. No more pets, cat in EHO 8/1. Grad./profs. preferred. residence. $460/mo. + elec. + SOUTH BURLINGTON: $400/mo. + utils. 802-860gas + dep. Avail. around 8/1. Individuals, male and female, 4750. Call either Joe, 802-862-6453, 35-65, sought to live long-term 999343-4388 or Jo, Abbey, 2x5-BCLTSt.Albans062905 6/28/05 11:10 AM Page 1 in elegant 4-bedroom Spear St. 9202 or email joeslaby@veri home to share meals, or ences and life. 3-acres plus majestic Adirondack and lake views. Gardening, workshop. 802-864-3330 or rick@rickhub AFFORDABLE NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR SALE SOUTH BURLINGTON: Nice Expected completion June 2005! end-unit condo to share. Hdwd, pool, tennis, off-street parking, W/D, D/W, 1 1/4-bath. Looking St. Albans for prof./grad., quiet, NS. $450/ mo. + 1/2 utils. + sec. Avail. Choose between a 3-bed, now. Leave message, 660-2938. 1-bath Ranch with a full SOUTH BURLINGTON: unfinished basement Prof./grad to share 2-bedroom with approx. 1093 duplex, parking, W/D, basement. finished sq. feet, or a $450/mo. + utils. Call Todd, 2-bed, 1-bath Cape also 603-558-0955. with a full unfinished basement and an unfinished second level SOUTH BURLINGTON: Seeking with approx. 1053 finished sq. feet. Located in the heart of St. prof. to share 3-bedroom, 2Albans with easy access to both Route 7 and I-89. Heat is effibath remodeled house. Parking, cient, gas-fired hot water. Kitchen includes refrigerator, dishwashstorage, close to all amenities. er and range. $30,000 down-payment grants are available for $650/mo. incl. all. 802income-eligible buyers! 578-2440. SOUTH BURLINGTON: Woman looking for another woman to Ranch Style 3BR Homes - 2186 total sq. feet share home. Great location, bike Priced at: $ 192,000 path, big back yard, W/D, park- 30,000 * Minus BCLT grant ing. No cigs/cats. $450/mo. + $ 162,000 = your mortgage 1/2 utils. 863-6215. WATERBURY: Roommate wantCape Style 2BR - 2703 total sq. feet ed to share 2-floor, 2-bedroom Priced at: $ 198,000 condo. $390/mo. + 1/2 utils. - 30,000 * Minus BCLT grant Avail. immediately. 802$ 168,000 = your mortgage 461-6828.

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WINOOSKI: Seeking students/ young profs. to share large, fully furnished 5-bedroom house. All utils. incl. 2.5-bath, laundry, parking, garbage/snow removal, large yard, basic cable TV. Close to SMC/UVM/IBM/FAHC/ Champlain College. On bus line. No pets. $600/mo. + dep. 802863-9612.

4 housing for rent BOLTON VALLEY: Trailside. 1 and 3-bedroom units avail. Gas heat, newly renovated. Furnished or unfurnished. Starting at $875/mo. Call Marcia, 802-434-5041 or Kevin, 401-845-9220. BURLINGTON: 1-bedroom, lower Maple, small, clean, hdwd, new windows, off-street parking, porch. NS/pets. Ready 8/1. Heat/trash incl. $735/mo. 1year lease. 233-1556. BURLINGTON: 1000+ squarefoot one-bedroom apartment in excellent condition in 100-yearold Victorian. Huge living room w/turret. Eat-in-kitchen. W/D. Hardwood floors and original woodwork. Mud-room/basement storage. Large front porch and cute private backyard. On Willard, near Pearl, 1 block to University and 4 blocks to Church Street. Avail. 8/1. $1100/mo. 802-655-1999. BURLINGTON: 1388 North Ave. Large living room, 1-bedroom, screened-porch, W/D hook-ups, storage space. No pets. $675/ mo. - $750/mo. 802-988-4422. BURLINGTON: 2 and 3-bedroom apts. Heat/hot water incl. Newly painted and carpeted. Full bath, front decks, parking, garbage/ snow removal. Near FAHC/UVM/ IBM/Champlain and Burlington College/SMC. No pets. $1200 and $1300/mo. + dep. 802863-9612. BURLINGTON: 2 bedroom apt. avail 8/1. W/D, parking, yard, porch, newly redone, hot water, walk to downtown, waterfront. $850/mo. + utils. 802-862-5576. BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom, 3rd floor, close to downtown/FAHC, beautiful, sunny. Wood floors, large storage area, laundry. NS/pets. Gas heat. Avail. now. $980/mo. + utils. 862-4584. BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom. Avail. 8/1, flexible. Brookes Ave. Spacious, bright, beautiful, quiet, hdwd. Porch, yard, basement, parking, W/D, 5 min. to UVM/downtown. $1200/mo. 802-860-4668 or photo@jordan BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom condo, downtown. 1st-floor, parking incl., W/D avail. Convenient location, clean. Avail. 10/1. $925/mo. 355-3425. BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom, eatin kitchen, sunny, top floor, Grant St., close to Church St., off-street parking. Avail. 7/1. $1250/mo. heat incl. Pets welcome. 802-434-5757. BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom, N. Winooski Ave. Avail. 8/1. 850 sq. ft. Clean, newly updated, D/W. Off-street parking, W/D in basement. NS/pets. $900/mo. +. Call 865-5187. BURLINGTON: 2-bedroom townhouse apt. W/D, shared backyard, 1/2 hour to UVM/Fletcher Allen. Avail. 7/1. Jim or Catherine, 847-3675 (day), 482-2926 (eve). BURLINGTON: 215 Elmwood Ave. 3/4-bedroom, newly renovated single family home. 1.5bath, large yard, W/D, off-street parking, close to Church St. Gas heat/hot water. $1450/mo. + utils. Avail. 7/1. Call Kristin, 764-2363. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom, 1.5bath, hdwd throughout, W/D, D/W, garage, patio, yard. Avail. 7/1 $1500/mo. 846-9568. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom, 2bath, hdwd throughout, W/D, D/W, porch, yard, garage. Avail 8/1. $1450/mo. 846-9568. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom, 2bath house with yard on Hill. Walking distance to UVM, Champlain. $1800/mo. + utilities. No pets. References required. 863-0157.

WORKSPACE 4 office space BURLINGTON: Fun, sunny office space in R.U.1.2? Community Center. Excellent for small nonprofit, health/wellness practitioner or writer/artist, etc. Affordable, rent by day or month. Christopher, 860-7812. DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Historic building in prime, professional area. 550 sq. ft. Parking. Call Ken, 865-3450. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom avail. 8/1. Hdwd, eat-in kitchen, W/D, yard, parking, storage. NS. Walk to UVM/downtown. $1450/mo. incl. water/trash. 652-1272. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom duplex, garage, fenced backyard, New North End. Gas/water incl. $1150/mo. Avail. immediately. 802-658-9610 or 598-3130. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom duplex, great South End neighborhood (5 Sister). Hdwd, W/D, garage, porches. 1000 sq. ft. $1200/mo. NS/pets. Avail. 9/1. 802-864-1677. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom duplex. Quiet South End. Laundry, off-street parking. Close to lake/park/bike path. Avail. 7/1. $1100/mo. + utils. 802-893-7825. BURLINGTON: 3-bedroom, nice bright duplex, large gardening area, parking, NS/dogs. Avail. 8/1 or 9/1, your choice. $1125/ mo. incl. water/trash/ snow. 660-8716. BURLINGTON: 40 Henry St. 9rooms, 2-bath, gas heat. $1800/mo. Call 802-372-8364. BURLINGTON: 55 Green St. Efficiency w/large bath. Great location. Parking/trash removal incl. $525/mo. Sally, 878-3953. BURLINGTON: 77 Loomis St. Spacious and airy 3-bedroom apt. $1600/mo. Parking. Call 802-985-5232. BURLINGTON: All now or 7/1 only. New North End 2-bedroom w/yard, $850/mo. heated. 4bedroom house w/yard, $1250/ mo. +. Walk to downtown. Tiny 1-bedroom, $575/mo. +. Riverwatch Condo, 2-bedroom, laundry pool deck, $1150/mo. No dogs. 1-year lease. RED E RENTALS, 860-4641. BURLINGTON: Avail. 8/1. Sunny 2-bedroom, hdwd, porch, W/D, storage, incl. heat/parking. NS/dogs. $1200/mo. 802999-7246. BURLINGTON: Beautiful, modern 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, in Hill section. 5 min. walk to UVM. Large bedrooms, WD, DW, AC, patio. Avail 7/1. $1850/mo. + utils. 802-658-4440. BURLINGTON: Beautiful rooftop waterfront condo. Avail. 8/1. Spectacular lake and Adirondack views, free parking, 2-bedroom, 2-baths, W/D, wood floors, outside deck, storage, security. $2300/mo. incl. heat/air. Call Main Street Landing, 802864-7999. BURLINGTON: Bissonette Properties. 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apts for rent. Burlington/ Winooski-area. Avail. immediately. $575-$1300/mo. 864-4449. BURLINGTON: Buell St. Short walk to downtown/UVM. Turnof-century home w/character, charm, laundry and off-street parking. 3-bedroom. $1750/mo. 434-4449.

WILLISTON: 2 offices available on S. Brownell Rd. Office 1: 155 square feet. Office 2: Suite w/365 square feet. Both offices include reception area, kitchen, deck, cable access and ample parking. Three other professional tenants in building. Great location. Call 860-2211 or 8656233.

BURLINGTON: Buell St. Short walk to downtown/UVM. Turnof-century home w/character, charm, laundry and off-street parking. 2-bedroom. $1250/mo. 434-4449. BURLINGTON: Buell St. Short walk to downtown/UVM. Turnof-century home w/character, charm, laundry and off-street parking. 5-bedroom. $3000/mo. 434-4449. BURLINGTON: Charming 1-bedroom in historic home near UVM green. Separate entrance and patio, parking. Avail. 9/1. $850/mo. + heat. 802-4252239. BURLINGTON: Church St. Marketplace. Studio apt. Clean, heated. Great location. Avail. 7/1. 862-2680. BURLINGTON: Colchester Ave. Avail 9/1. 3-bedroom. $1005/MO. Coin-op W/D. Storage, parking, No dogs. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. BURLINGTON: Delightful 2-bedroom apt. Top-floor, porch. Convenient to downtown, offstreet parking. $850/mo. Avail. 8/1. Call Dan, 802-425-5171. BURLINGTON: Downtown 2bedroom, 2-story apt. Fully carpeted, D/W, W/D avail., balcony, garage, pool. Lease begins 8/1. $1250/mo. incl. heat/hot water. Call Brian Libby, 802-355-1008. BURLINGTON: Downtown on park w/lake views. Well-maintained spacious 1 and 2-bedroom apts. Furnished or unfurnished. Hdwd, off-street parking. NS/pets. $800/mo. $1175/mo. 802-476-4071 or 802-793-0767. BURLINGTON: Ethan Allen Pkwy. 3-bedroom house. NS/dogs, off-street parking, laundry hookup. Avail. 8/1. $1050/mo. + utils. 802862-1109. BURLINGTON: First floor of small house in quiet neighborhood in the South End. 1-bedroom + study (or small second bedroom), eat-in kitchen, W/D incl., some hdwd, off-street parking, oil heat, lots of storage space. Walk to Church St. and park and coffee shops nearby. Well-behaved pets considered $925/mo. + utils. Avail. after 7/15. Call Suzanne, 777-6700. BURLINGTON: Furnished studio apt. in New North End. NS/pets. Lease. W/D use. $700/mo. incl. utils. 862-2551. BURLINGTON: Immaculate 2bedroom, 1-bath townhouse. Mins. to lake, bike path, downtown. Garage. Large common area. W/D. $1200/mo. Call 660-0818.

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JERICHO CENTER: Gorgeous home on 2 acres with rental income. Once a General Store, this historic property has a 2,700 sq. ft., 3BR, 2 bath owner occupied unit. This architectural gem is in great condition! Call me for a showing. $499,900

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SOUTH BURLINGTON: Close to I-189, shopping, health clubs, the waterfront and downtown Burlington, this well maintained 2BR home is in a gem of a location. Being tucked in the trees and set back from the road makes for a nice city setting. $189,900

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RICHMOND: Set back from the road, this lovely 2BR 1.5 bath condo sparkles with new appliances, kitchen counters, paint, updated fixtures and all new flooring. A 1-car garage and heated utility room complete the convenience package on this “move in” unit. $189,900

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BURLINGTON: Lake St. Avail. 7/1. 2-bedroom condo, 1-bath, end-unit, parking, laundry onsite, lake views. No pets. $1100/mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 864-5200, ext. 229. BURLINGTON: Large 2-bedroom, dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen, attic, 3-season porch. Wood floors, gas appliances/heat. Walk to downtown/waterfront. No pets. Avail. 8/1. $1200/mo. 863-0188. BURLINGTON: Large 3-bedroom. Living room, dining room, full basement, porches, parking. 1/2 acre in quiet location. $1400/mo. 6/1. 862-9182. BURLINGTON: Large studio apt. Full kitchen and full bath downstairs. Loft-style room upstairs (800 sq. ft.) Walk to lake/downtown, off-street parking. $850/ mo. + gas + elec. Avail. July. 805-453-6540 or 802-652-3554. BURLINGTON: Location, location. Catherine St. duplex, South End. 2-levels, 2-bedroom (one average, one small) + home office. 1-bath, hdwd + tile, no dogs, 8/1, gas heat. $1050/ mo.+ utils. + lease + refs + dep. 660-8957.


CHARLOTTE: Impeccably restored 4,000 sq. ft. brick 1812 Georgian-style former tavern. 4 fireplaces, 4 + bedrooms 3.5 stories. All historic detailing perfectly reproduced & updated utilities. A separate, newer 2-story garage plus a 1 BR & loft cottage. 32 manicured rolling acres, pond & gardens.

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MILTON: You’ll love coming home to this spacious contemporary with oak hardwood floors, updated kitchen with tile flooring and huge porch for summer dining. 3BR, 2.5 BA and home office, all situated on 1.75 acres. The islands are just minutes away! $309,900

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COLCHESTER: Freshly painted 4BR, 2.5BA colonial. You’ll love the sunny kitchen with breakfast room overlooking the yard and family room with triple windows & access to the deck. Easy access to I89, and the basement is ready to be finished! $409,900 RE/MAX North Professionals 2x2-Dana-underhill070605

LINCOLN: Immaculate 3BR, 2 bath home on 4 acres. 1st floor master bedroom suite. Large eat-in kitchen with deck. Finished basement family room. Hardwood & laminate flooring and new carpet. Detached 2-car garage with heat and power. $252,500

MONKTON: To be built/ turnkey package. 1400 sq. ft. cape, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, on 2 acres with views & privacy. Covered front porch — great for rocking. Full basement. Vinyl and carpet flooring and appliance allowance included. $239,000

BURLINGTON: Loomis St. Avail BURLINGTON: Pine St. Large 28/1 or sooner. Studio, $625/mo. 3 bedroom, hdwd, 1000 + sq. ft. incl. heat/hot water, parking. 2/21/05 Close 1:24 to downtown. No pets. 1x1-mortgage-022305 PM Page 1 Gas NS/pets. Neville Companies, Inc. heat/hot water. Avail. immediately. $1175/mo. Steven, 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. 865-2114. BURLINGTON: Redrock condo. Avail. 8/1. 3-bedroom, 2 baths, Free W/D, fireplace, garage, no pets, Pre-Approval! $1600/mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 864-5200 ext. 229. Mark R.Chaffee BURLINGTON: Redrocks condo, (802) 658-5599 x11 2-bedroom, 1-bath, attached garage, short walk to bike path/park. $1100/mo. + utils. + association fees. Avail. 8/1. BURLINGTON: Mill St. Avail. 846-5430, ext. 1. 8/1. 3-bedroom. $1050/mo. BURLINGTON: Redstone incl. hot water. Dogs OK w/ref, Apartments. Gorgeous 1, 2, 3 W/D hookups. Neville and 4-bedroom apts. for UVM Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481 students. Spacious rooms ext. 1021. w/large bathrooms, patios and residence. balconies. Heat/hot water incl. BURLINGTON: North Ave. Avail Now renting for June or August 9/1, 2-bedroom. $805/mo. leases. Call now to tour, Parking, W/D hookups, recently 864-4666. renovated, no dogs. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. residence.

BURLINGTON: Rivermount Terrace. Beautiful 4-bedroom, 1bath, views, yard, 2000 sq. ft., hdwd/ceramic tile, W/Dhookups, basement storage, close to bike path/beach/shopping! $2000/mo. + utils. Avail. 8/1. 434-2827. BURLINGTON: Rose St. Avail 8/1 or sooner. 2-bedroom. $725/mo. Parking, hdwd. NS/pets. Neville Companies, Inc. 802- 660-3481, ext. 1021. BURLINGTON: Shelburne St. Avail 9/1. 3-bedroom apt. $1250/mo. incl. heat, hdwd, parking, W/D hook-ups, dogs OK w/ref. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. BURLINGTON: South Prospect. Avail. 7/1. 2-bedroom condo, 1bath, 1st-floor, W/D, carport, storage, no pets. $1200/mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 864-5200, ext. 229. BURLINGTON: Spacious 2 and 3-bedroom apts. for rent. Renovated. Pets considered. $950/mo. - $1375/mo. heat/ water/trash removal incl. 802660-9029.

CAMBRIDGE: 3-bedroom, spectacular Mansfield view from the deck. Quiet, but close to Rte. 15. Study, spacious kitchen and living/dining area. Garden space, drive-in basement and storage. $1250/mo. Refs. + lease req. 644-2735. COLCHESTER: 2-bedroom, nice unit, private, parking, 1.5 baths, close to Winooski, Avail. 7/1. Deposit + lease. No pets. $800/mo. 658-4231. COLCHESTER: 2-bedroom w/office, 2.5-bath, D/W, W/D, patio, garage, basement. Avail. 7/1. $1500/mo. 846-9568. COLCHESTER: 3-bedroom, heat/hot water incl. W/D, large back yard. $1200/mo. Avail. now. 343-7969. COLCHESTER: Malletts Bay. 3bedroom w/garage, $1300/mo. + utils. + sec. dep. 2-bedroom, $1200/mo. 1 bath, living room, kitchen, full basement, W/D, huge back yard, natural gas heat. NS. Lawn mowing provided. Avail. 8/1. Call 658-5568 or 8630287 or email

ESSEX JUNCTION: Main Street, Avail 8/1. 2-bedroom, 1 bath, downstairs, gas heat, parking, cats okay, $875/mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 864-5200, ext. 229. HINESBURG: Route 116. Avail 9/1. 3-bedroom. $1125/mo. incl. heat/hot water, hdwd, parking, W/D hook-ups, no pets. Neville Companies, Inc. 802660-3481, ext. 1021 or www. HUNTINGTON: 1-bedroom, laundry hook-ups, patio, cable, trash, plowing, heating incl. Large yard. NS/pets. Lease. $855/mo. 802-434-2468. JOHNSON: Duplex for rent. Nice 2-bedroom with den/computer room. Quiet neighborhood, garage, all appliances incl. Pets negotiable. $900/mo. + utils. + dep. 434-7636 or 999-9020. LINCOLN: Large 3-bedroom schoolhouse. Great light, large yard. Wood/gas heat, W/D, wood floors, close to river, town and great hikes. Year lease. Avail. 9/1. $1500/mo. 802453-8485.





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WINOOSKI: Immaculate 2-bedOWN YOUR OWN HOME on Sugarbush Access Rd. Very large, room, 1-bath condo on water2+bedrooms, W/D hookup, sauna, front in a very quite neighborpool, tennis. All new appliances. hood. Entire unit recently renoAsking $147,000. 496-2646. vated incl. new appliances. Addison050405 5/2/05 9:19 AM Page 1 MalletsBay050405 5/3/05 $167,900. 655 4471,

ADDISON: Amazing 3300 sq. ft., three-floor cathedral ceiling "lighthouse" home with 1100 sq. ft. wrap-around deck overlooking Lake Champlain/ Adirondack Mountains. Beach/lake access. $425,000. Bill and Shari, 759-2985.

MALLETTS BAY: Spectacular 5000 sq. ft. home on two private acres with 350 ft. of westerly view lakefront. For details:

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COLCHESTER: 1995 Redmond 14'80", 3-bedroom, 1-bath mobile home. Large yard, storage shed, swimming pool, tennis/basketball courts, private P.O. Box. Located in Westbury Trailer Park. $39,000. $2000 back at closing. 434-3287.

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Fourteen 3-bedroom, 1 and 2 bath homes. A mix of single family homes, flats and townhomes. One unit fully accessible. A prime location on Harbor Road off of Rt. 7, near Shelburne Elementary and surrounded by protected open space. All homes come with a garage and a small private yard. 1,126 or 1,332 sq. feet. $188,900 - $196,900 with a $30,000 down payment grant for eligible buyers (mortgage amount: $158,900 - $166,900).

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for 4 housing rent cont. MILTON: Large 2-bedroom apt. w/plentiful storage, lots of light, off-street parking, W/D hookups, potential garden space. $1100/mo. utils. incl. Avail. 8/1. Call 310-2836. MONKTON RIDGE: Beautiful 1bedroom apt. w/Camel’s Hump and Adirondack views. Hdwd/ carpet, sky lights, large bath, garden space. NS/pets. Avail. now. $700/mo. incl. utils. 4534238. MONTPELIER: Large 1-bedroom, 3-season porch, off-street parking, newly renovated. Avail. 7/1. NS/dogs. $725/mo. + utils. If interested, call France 310-1147. MORETOWN VILLAGE: 2-bedroom, river view, hdwd, skylights, cathedral ceilings, deck, garden, yard, gas heat. $800/mo. 802-496-3980. NORTH FERRISBURGH: Charming, renovated 2-bedroom farmhouse in the hollow. Wraparound porch, big yard, 1-car garage. W/D. 25 mins. to Burlington/Middlebury. NS/pets. $1250/mo. + utils. Sarah, 802233-2212.

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HERO: Lakefront house and cottage for rent. Rent together or separately. Avail. weekly, July-Sept. Private setting, amazing sunsets, great swimming and fishing. Call 802-654-7445.

ORWELL: 4-bedroom house on scenic, organic farm next to Lake Champlain. Avail. September. $600/mo. + 10-hours work per week. Animal care, gardening and landscaping req. 25 mins. to Middlebury. Call 9482200. SOUTH BURLINGTON: Charming, sunny 2-bedroom house in Queen City Park. Wood floors throughout, up/down, W/D, shed, lake/beach/bike path/Redrocks Park, propane heat. $1200/mo. Avail. 8/1. 802-425-2910. SOUTH BURLINGTON: Condo, new, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, underground parking, private balcony, fitness center, 9’ ceilings, exceptional location. NS/pets. Lease. $1575/mo. incl. heat, W/D, central A/C. Avail 7/20. 802-3728708. SOUTH BURLINGTON: Lovely 2bedroom condo in excellent condition. Avail. July. W/D, D/W, gas heat. NS/pets. Must see. $1100/mo. 864-7126. SOUTH DUXBURY: 3+ bedroom, oil heat, open plan living space, beamed ceilings, basement, yard, garden, porch, brook on property. Pets OK w/refs. $1000/mo. 802-496-3980. VERGENNES: 3-bedroom cottage. Walk to cafes, yoga, Fat Hen. Yard/garage. New appliances, refinished hdwd. Efficient heat. $1050/mo. + utils. 802985-8231, box #2. WINOOSKI: 1-bedroom, private upstairs w/porch, very clean, new paint, hdwd, brand new appliances, gas stove/heater, tub shower, new windows, dogs negotiable. Ready 8/1. NS. $730/mo. 1-year lease. 233-1556. WINOOSKI: 3-bedroom, 2-bath house avail. 8/1. Large kitchen. Big back yard. W/D, D/W, garage. $1200/mo. + utils. Pet negotiable. 802-434-2812, ask for Susanna. WINOOSKI: 3-bedroom house w/living room, spacious den, 3season porch, eat-in kitchen, full basement, laundry hookups, gas heat/hot water, fully renovated, large, newly landscaped yard, quiet street, no pets. $1300/mo. + utils. 862-3392. WINOOSKI: Avail. 8/1. 2-bedroom apt. on West St. Parking, yard, newly repainted, storage shed. Pets OK. $890/mo. + utils. + credit check + first + last + sec. 734-1050.

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WINOOSKI: Charming, spacious 1-bedroom apt. Off-street parking, hdwd, natural woodwork, stained glass. Quiet, convenient KIM NEGRON, your mortgage on bus line. neighborhood professional. a free pre1x1-mortgage-022305 2/21/05 1:24 Call PMfor Page 1 NS/pets. Avail. 8/1. $725/mo., approval. CTX Mortgage, 802incl. most utils. Tim or Marcia, 864-4646 or www.Kim 655-9327. THINKING ABOUT selling your home? Find out what it’s worth! Free Call Debbi Burton today at 655Pre-Approval! 9229 for a free market analysis. Visit us at

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WINOOSKI: Hickok St. Avail. now. 2-bedroom, $795/mo. Completely renovated, parking, no dogs. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. WINOOSKI: Immaculate house, 1600 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, w/large living room, deck, patio, 3-season porch, shed, fenced back yard. 4-car parking. W/D, full basement. $1500/mo. + utils. 802-310-6973 or WINOOSKI: Main St. Avail. 7/15, 2-3 bedroom. $795/mo. incl. heat/hot water. Parking, no dogs. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481, ext. 1021. WINOOSKI: Quiet retreat from Burlington hustle. Enormous pvt. yard with gardens, hammock, picnic table, sculpture, yet minutes to university and downtown. Beautiful spacious 3-bedroom, 15 x 18 kitchen, porch w/climbing roses, hdwd throughout, parking for 2 cars, on busline. Cable-ready, DSL. 1000 sq. ft. w/additional basement storage and laundry. $1225/mo., without gas/electric. Lease, pets neg. Avail. 8/1. 655-4349. WINOOSKI: Spacious 3-bedroom or large 2-bedroom. Townhouse style, 2-story, no one walking overhead. Parking, economical gas heat. $1100/mo. + utils. Call 877-6339.

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BURLINGTON: College Street. Private room, common kitchen and bath. $475/mo. incl. utils. No pets, references, lease. 8634634. 9-5. BURLINGTON: Roommate wanted. Spacious 3-bedroom condo at Redrocks. 2 full baths, short drive to downtown, short walk to lake. NS preferred. $425/mo. + utils. Avail. 8/1. 802-598-7112. RICHMOND: Seeking mature, prof. Quiet, clean, W/D, country setting, NS/pets. $450/mo. + dep. + refs. 802-434-6189. WEEKLY LODGING: Europeanstyle and equipped. Kitchen use, cable TV, great ambiance, on bus route. $150-$200/weekly. Maggie’s Inn, 324-3291 or WINOOSKI: Loft avail. in Woolen Mill apt. Aug. - Nov. Beautiful space, great view. $440/mo. Water, gas, health club access, off-street parking all incl. 802-318-5801.

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JOHNSON: A taste of paradise, private 1-bedroom apt. on 300acre estate, panoramic views, pristine swimming ponds, extensive flower gardens. Avail. JulyOct., weekly/monthly rates. 802635-7889. NORTH HERO: Lakefront house and cottage for rent. Rent together or separately. Avail. weekly, July-Sept. Private setting, amazing sunsets, great swimming and fishing. Call 802654-7445.

MATURE PROFESSIONAL seeks 1-bedroom or homeshare. 8/1. Clean, sunny, quiet. No pets. Would consider some home, elder or child care. Burlington or surrounding-area. 802-253-4303.

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EXPLORE THE WOODS W/THE DOGS, THE lake in a kayak, the big questions of life and heart and issues of intimacy w/an active, educated, middle-aged, natureloving artist. For fun and companionship. Love of homemade music, photography, animals and woodcraft are +’s. DWNSP. 8006

SWF, 47 YO, 130 LBS., CAPRICORN. WHY is it so hard to find a compatible mate? I’m a country girl who likes fishing, camping, gardening, Nascar, motorcycling, the simple life. I have 3 grown kids and 1 grandson. Looking for compatible mate for LTR. 7880

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FUN AND OUTGOING 18 YO SWF. BLUE eyes, auburn hair. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call me and let’s have some summertime fun! 7835 LOVELY, SF, 55 YO, SLIM, EDUCATED from Europe looking for M, 60-70 YO, serious, charming, pleasant, prof. for serious relationship and possible marriage. I like cooking, traveling, reading and walking. Serious offers only. 7833 NICELY AGED, FULL-BODIED LIKE A GOOD red wine, this 50s professional woman would love the company of someone who enjoys the arts and has an irreverent sense of humor. Hopefully you live within an hour of Rutland County. 7828 RE: 21 YO SCWM LOOKING FOR SOME friends. SWCF here. It’s when we stop looking that we find them, apparently, haha! I’ll pray for you to find her! God bless! 7822 SWF, 22 YO, ATHLETIC, PRE-MED, RELIgious type ISO established, all-good, allknowing Creator type. Must rest Sundays. Want son, not interested in sex. Must be willing to forgive my trespasses. I want to taste your forbidden fruit. 7805 39 YO, 5’6”, BLUE-EYED, BLONDE, NS, intelligent, nice, fun, honest, attractive, educated, nature-loving, bicycle-riding, single mom w/cats seeks nice, educated, attractive, fun, intelligent, honest, loyal, athletic, loving, NS M in 30s for friendship, maybe more. 7804

32 YO WANTING TO PLAY, BUT NO games. I know what I want and it includes, but isn’t limited to, a funny, outgoing, attractive, active, intellectual M. Asking too much? Shouldn’t be if I am giving the same back. 7983

LAID-BACK AND ENERGETIC 19 YO. Blonde hair, blue-eyed college student seeking 19-25 YO M for dates, some laughs and a general good time in Burlington this summer. Let’s get together and see where this summer takes us. 8012

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SWPF, MID-30S, ATTRACTIVE, FIT, 5’7”, easygoing, thoughtful, critical of corrupt status quo but happy in wild places/with wild people, near and far, hiking, biking, non-motorized outdoor activities, yoga, music, sun, water, xc-skiing, coffee, wine, books, touch, laughter. Seeks fellow traveler. 7892

FELLOW TRAVELER, 55-65 YO. ARE YOU on my radar? Here’s a basic checklist. 10 out of 17, pick up the phone! Adventurous, articulate, progressive, kind, warm, playful, honest, laughs easily, reader, walker, loves dogs, music, dancing, movies, travel, friends, family. 7994

21 YO SWF, PRETTY, ENERGETIC, ATHLETic. ISO 21 YO + M for fun in the sun. Let’s party, just out of 5-YO LTR, needing a release. We can be friends or more-we’ll decide when we meet. 8090


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COMPANIONSHIP ON THE PATH: LOOKing for well-read gentleman, bright, flexible and open minded w/a spiritual pursuit, compassionate and patient. Not a lot to offer for now; I hope you could delay gratification. Burlington-area. 7999

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the love counselor Dear Lola, I’m supposed to be getting married next month, and I’m afraid I might become a runaway groom. It’s not that I don’t love “Hannah.” I do. A lot. And it’s not as if I’ve got some other woman in the wings. I don’t — at least, not at the moment. But what if, after we tie the knot, I meet someone else and regret my decision? I don’t want to end up hurting Hannah, or cheating on her, or becoming another divorce statistic. But the idea of “forever” scares me shitless. I’m 38 years old, our 150 guests have returned their RSVP cards, and the wedding gifts have already started to arrive. What to do? Jitters in Jonesville Dear Jitters, Being nervous — terrified, even — as you approach a major life-changing event is perfectly reasonable. It means that you’re paying attention. In fact, if more people owned up to their ambivalence before approaching the altar, more marriages might succeed. Making a commitment isn’t about foreseeing the future. It’s about realistically acknowledging the challenges and the drawbacks, and being willing to make a go of it nonetheless. Mazel tov, and good luck! Love, Lola

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SEVEN DAYS | july 06-13, 2005| 7D personals 29B

SF, 41 YO, 5’8”, INTELLIGENT, ADVENturous, fun-loving, fit. Seeking SM to enjoy the outdoors with. Also interested in occasional evenings out for dinner, music or a movie. Dog lovers and environmentalists a big plus! 7802 SWF, 60ISH, 5’, FF, LOOKING FOR FRIEND at first. Like to eat, play games and travel. Call me and you won’t be sorry. 7790 LOOKING FOR A DATE: AF, BEAUTIFUL, fit, caring and fun. Want to meet goodlooking, fun-loving, mind-stimulating M, 30ish, ND/NS, please. 7718

29 YO SWM LIVING IN JOHNSON SEEKING F, 22-35 YO for romance, fun times, possibly LTR. Me: 5’8, brown eyes and hair, outgoing, funny, likes dancing, 80s music, goofy at times. You: come as you are! 8100 19 YO M ISO F WHO LOVES GREAT CONversation. Me: outgoing, intellectual who loves poetry. You: F who is into spirituality and reincarnation, age is not a issue, don’t mind a little weight as long as you’re healthy. 8094

DIRT ROAD, LIVING THE GOOD LIFE. Free thinking, healthy eating, outdoor playing. Somewhat silly and sassy, just passing early 30s. Looking for authentic, spirited, strong partner in crime. 7713

NOT COINCIDENTAL: 50 YO TALL, GOODlooking, self-sufficient, sincere/genuine, likes all warm weather sports/activities, movies, dining, etc. Seek 42-50 YO, mental, physical connection w/very attractive, sincere, intimate F for LTR and maybe warmer year-round climate. 8092

CHILD OF THE 70S SEEKING... I AM A S, jovial, intelligent (well, I think so anyway) F hoping to meet like-minded people. Are you one of them? 7709

SWM, 43 YO, PROFESSIONAL, ACTIVE, sexy, funny and irreverent. Seeks S/MAF for companionship and dating. Relaxed fun only requirement. 8088

21 YO BEST FRIENDS SEEKING 23-45 YO best friends or brothers for double dinner dates and possibly “more”. 7631

SUMMERTIME: APPEALING SM AVAILABLE, late 40s. Medium height, weight, build. Educated, entertaining. Free every weekend. Seeking unattached F, 40-55 YO, 5’6” or under for dating, courtship, whatever. Chittenden-county. 8083

DWF, EARLY 50S, ATTRACTIVE, EDUCATED, fun-loving, somewhat sophisticated. Enjoys travel, gardening, music, reading and biking. Looking for an attractive M w/similar interests who has integrity and a sense of humor. Possible LTR. 7622 SALAAM ALACOMB! SHY, SOFT-SPOKEN, family-oriented girl, loves cooking, camping, fireplaces, candlelight and soft music. Seeking tall, muscular M w/black hair and accent who also believes that M is the dominant one in a relationship. 7621 LAST CHANCE! LOOKING FOR GOOD M, 50-65 YO. Faithful, honest, attractive SWF, NS, ND. I have a lot of interests and looking to enjoy more w/the right M w/same values. All calls answered. 7609

IN QUEST OF THE VENERABLE VEGETARIan. Gentle, tall, educated, humorous SWM seeks vegetarian NSSWF, 41-50 YO, for tasty picnics, scenic bike rides and wonderful trips to Maine. All aboard! 8038 ALL-NATURAL, 100% REAL ATTRACTIVE, creative, big sky native, fish/fire, horse settling in NE Kingdom. Spirit-centered, consciousness-seeking, business-grounded. NS/ND. Big smile, petite frame. Holistic outlook feeds body, mind, spirit. ISO 35 YO + kindred spirit. 8037

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SBM, 44 YO, SEEK BBWFF 35-60 YO. Race not important. Spend time together playing board games, fishing, going to the movies and dinner. She must be independent. Friendship and maybe more. No head cases or petite women. 8033

26 YO WM LOOKING FOR LOVE. I’M OUTgoing, fun, funny, charming, shy, honest, NS. Seeking flirty, foxy SWF, 18-33 YO w/matching personality. Would you like to go to the movies or a baseball game? And have fun? 8122

38 YO, ATTRACTIVE DWM ISO F, OPENminded, romantic, honest and considerate, although a take-charge kind of guy. Cultured, articulate, but not stuffy. Strong snuggler, yet gentle. Suit or jeans. Looking for a special friend, let’s see if magic happens. 8023

SINGLE, HANDSOME M, 26, SEEKING temporary marriage w/SF for business purpose. Housing and compensation will be provided. Serious respondents, please. 8120 COLCHESTER SWM, 41 YO, 5’11”, 160 lbs. Looking for a F to spend time with. You like romance, sitting by the pool, cuddling, just doing things together. Looking for a relationship that will lead to an LTR. 8104

SKI, SNOWSHOE, HIKE W/HONEST, FIT, humorous, intelligent, financially secure SPM. Seeking adventurous, active, funloving SF, 35-45 YO to share meaningful conversation, fine wine, traveling, dining out and home-cooked meals w/romantic, confident, animal-lover. Friendship first, possible LTR. 8004

ATTRACTIVE, IN-SHAPE, NICE TEETH, very active, animal lover, fun, honest, loyal, respectful, athletic-type WM. Live on a wonderful farm, total people person, ready for new F, NS, athletic-type to share above, maybe more. All calls returned. 8002

FUN, HONEST, SECURE, DWPM, 48: YO ISO F, 35-50 YO near Montpelier/ Burlington, who enjoys most outdoor activities, good conversation, trips to the beach, picnics, excursions and who is serious about enjoying the summer. Connect the dots and call me! 7897

TERMINALLY ILL ATTRACTIVE DWM, 47 YO, seeks short-term, but meaningful relationship with attractive F, 35-53 YO, to share lots of good times with. I like travel, outdoors, the ocean, giant roller coasters and being spontaneous. Let’s get together. 7831

INTELLIGENT, SENSITIVE, OPEN-MINDED and fun SWM. 46 YO ISO smart, kind, funny, FF SF, 43-49 YO. 7996

DWM SEEKING F, 35-45 YO WHO ENJOYS conversation, quiet evenings at home, cuddling. Open-minded, non-drinking, drugs, enjoys simple things in life. Me: PM tired of head games. LTR? 7890

LEARNING TO TRUST AGAIN. IT HAS been awhile since I’ve been able to open my heart to someone. 27 YO M, ND/NA ISO nice woman, 21-40 YO. No head games, possible LTR. 7830

LOOKING FOR F, 25-50 YO. LOVE TO cuddle, bicycle, bowl. Ready to settle down. Love kids. NS, please. Call! 7883

IVORY ISO EBONY/ASIAN LADY. I AM A soft-spoken, caring 50 YO, 6’2”, blueeyed. ISO a lady who will respect me as much as I respect her. Work nights, so I don’t meet many women. 7812

SWM, 36 YO, 5’10, 170 LBS., FIT ATTRACTIVE, muscular-build, hardworking, single dad ISO sexy, petite, F who loves to play indoor/outdoor. Use your imagination. Call and let’s play! 7990 49 YO WM, LOOKS AND PLAYS 35 YO, open, honest, tan, tattooed, hike, bike, kayak, snow freak. Room for two on my roof rack. Seeking like-minded individual w/healthy body, mind and spirit. NS, ND. Life’s good, dig in! 7988 SM, 39 YO LOOKING FOR WOMAN TO BE WITH. 18-40 YO, not picky, just want their heart. Like music, sports, loves kids. Live in Fairfax but spend 3 days per week in Burlington. I am a very funny country boy. Call me. 7987 SWM WANTS TO HELP SWF W/ANY CHORES you need done. I’m good at everything and willing to do it all for you. Try me out to see if I’m worth it. Call me and I’ll be your chore boy/toy or whatever you want me for. 7984 DWM, GOOD-LOOKING, FINANCIALLYSECURE, 55 YO, educated, hardworking, 5’5”, average weight, athletic build. Seeks slender F who enjoys gardening, camping, fishing and just spending time together. Smoker, light drinker. 7918 DWM, 49 YO, 5’7”, 145 LBS. ENJOYS outdoor activities. ISO LTR w/athletic SWF for rock climbing, mountain biking, telemark skiing, hiking and other outdoor adventures. I’m honest, romantic, affectionate and happy. I also enjoy reading, movies, quite times at home, listening to and playing music, cooking, animals, dancing. I have a great career and come home smiling every night. Life’s too short to not enjoy it! 7914 WOMEN WHO DON’T WEAR PANTIES, guys who do. Contemporary poetry fascinates. So do quantum physics, gender, query, feral women. Equally at home in the woods, the classroom, in love, or on my knees, between yours. Does age matter? 7908 D 47 YO ISO CO-CONSPIRATOR FOR HIKing, biking and political subversion. Willingness to communicate, love of music and art, respect for parenthood essential. Fondness for country life, chocolate and dogs a +. Friendship first. 7898

QUIET BUT ACTIVE 54 YO SWM. PLAINfield-area. ISO SWF for friendship, create fun, romance, hopefully love. I enjoy nature, walks, talks. You? Would like to co-create a really loving LTR. No alcoholics, no drugs, please. 7803 ROMANTIC 35 YO NATURE GUY SEEKING his beautiful goddess. ISO SF who is inshape, as well as smart, compassionate, self-assured, funny and loves the outdoors. Fun, friendship, possible LTR awaits us! Addison/Chittenden Countyarea. 7878 SWM, 31 YO, LOOKING FOR SWF, 24-35 YO, who likes to have fun. I enjoy camping, fishing, dancing and concerts. If interested, please contact me and we’ll see where it goes. 7853 SHARE SOME SUMMER FUN? DWM, 47 YO, fit, active, responsible. ISO kindred spirit to share/enjoy more of life. Outdoorsy, adventuresome, easy-going, open-minded, sincere. Dad, sailor, skier, skater, gardener, paddler, craftsman. 420 OK. Fun first, possible LTR. 7852 WIT, WISDOM AND WIND: 50S, INTELLIgent, creative, thoughtful, slim, loves to sail, bike and cook, seeking intelligent, slim and trim woman with similar interests and sense of humor to explore romance including having children. 7849 SWM, 30S, 5’10, MEDIUM-BUILD, EASYgoing w/a good sense of humor. ISO fun, exciting woman who holds no judgments and wants to push the limits. 7844 SWM, 54 YO, 5’11, 195 LBS., HONEST, caring. Likes to spend free time looking at antiques, flea markets. Also gardening, dining, movies, just staying at home, motorcycling. l love to repair things. Looking for SWF, 35-54 YO, willing to start over. LTR. 7832

DWM, 40 YO, 6’, 220 LBS. LOOKING FOR friends leading possibly to LTR. Love to go for walks, movies, museums and just cuddling and chatting. Also love children. Please be under 40 YO. Let’s get together today. 7801 IS THERE LIFE OUT THERE? IF THERE IS, it’s a virgin lady, 21-42 YO for this reverend/cleric. He is ISO a LTR preaching the gospel together w/you. 7798 SKINNY, SKINNY DIPPER, ADVENTUREsome, ethical, vegetarian/vegan, concerned politically, environmentally, into nature, simplicity, organic farming w/horse or mule, insatiable curiosity about history, the world and our inner cognitive powers. Letter appreciated. 7794 SWM, BICD SEEKS LIBERAL-MINDED LADY for LTR mind-meld. Open lifestyle on private 1820 farm restoration. 47 YO, NS, ND, passion for life, innumerable interests. Country living, city thinking, down-toearth w/size 8-10 wardrobe. 7793 58 YO, ACTIVE, SWIM, BICYCLE, LOVE nature. Also read, listen to jazz, enjoy conversation and a good cup of tea. If you are 50-65 YO, warm, interesting and zaftig, let’s try it. 7732 SWM, 45 YO, 5’8, HOPELESS LOSER. Complete basket case. Can’t find a lady if my life depended on it. Looking for slim, attractive, understanding lady with lots of time and patience. 7730 LOOKING FOR SUMMER FUN W/A SPECIAL one. Attractive, open, nicely built, young, 45 YO, DWM, enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, travel, intimacy, working out, good bottle of wine. Seeking a similar, open and available F, ready to explore. Central VT/NEK-area. 7723

men > women 30b >> Katahdin and Cedar are a bonded pair of handsome, long-haired Maine coon kitties. Katahdin is an 8-year-old white male & Cedar is a 7-year-old orange and white male. “We are official and even have papers declaring that we are purebred...not that we have any kind of attitude about it.” They are very sweet boys — social, shy, calm, affectionate, mellow, attentive, and gentle. A home for two is what they are looking for, and a family with kids 10 and up or with adults only. The most important thing is that their new family has a big heart and a lot of patience as these two adjust to their new home. Katahdin & Cedar will be very much worth the wait! Visit them at the Humane Society of Chittenden County - Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Or call 862-0135.

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30B | july 06-13, 2005



>> PLACE ONE FOR FREE KIND, EDUCATED, ARTICULATE, ARTISTIC, handsome, nontraditional, Buddhist, SWPM, NS, 49 YO, brown/brown, enjoys music, film, theater, dancing, activism, hiking, gardening, ideas, intimacy and holistic living. Kids now grown. ISO centered, fit, open-minded WF, NS, 42-52 YO with heart and vision. Eastern VT. 7722 21 YO SCWM LOOKING FOR SOME F friends for dating and possibly LTR. I am fairly fit, 5’8, 180 lbs., who enjoys outdoor activities, music, movies, hanging out and being creative. Looking for someone with great personality, energy, loves their faith and would like to talk for hours. Give me a call. 7711 CAN WE HAIKU - THAT’S THE RUB. ME: witty, fit, poetic, outdoors man. Old enough to have heard Hendrix live, young enough to hip-hop all night. You: curious enough to call. My message is concise. We meet, I buy lunch. 7707 SHY WPM ISO PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE WPF needing love and companionship. My life has been all work and no play. Let’s play this summer. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings, 7-10 p.m., at your place. Mine is 100 miles down the road. 7706 DWP, YOUTHFUL, GOOD-LOOKING 58 YO M, Northeast Kingdom, ND, loves fly fishing, music, movies, gardening, Shakespeare, Mozart. When the world goes one way, I go the other. Possible LTR. 7704 DWM ISO F FOR COMPLETE RELATIONSHIP. 49 YO, in-shape carpenter, rides motorcycles, born in VT. Love outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, 2 kids in college. I need someone in my life. Too old for head games. I’m lonely. 7702 DWM, 41 YO, 6’, 210 LBS. LOOKING FOR a woman, 30-45 YO who likes exercising, biking, tennis, golf, dancing and going to the movies. Friends first, who knows later. Looking for someone who likes kids, camping, spirituality, classy dresser. NS, ND, BIF OK. 7701 LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE ALONE. SWM, 43 YO. I enjoy long walks, hikes, camping, boating, picnics, movies, candlelight dinners, music. I’m very honest, respectful, affectionate, love to cuddle. Looking for someone w/similar interests. Kids OK. 7699 28 YO, FUN, OUTGOING, SMART, HONEST, clean, loyal, caring, 5’7, 150 lbs, NS, ND, like to travel, jog, cook, SAM recently out of a relationship. ISO LTR with a SWF who is nice, open-minded and fun. 7632 ISO F WHO LIKES A M IN UNIFORM. NO strings, no questions. He’s back the first two weeks in June. Hurry up and call. 7617 MOTORCYCLER, KAYAKER, STABLE PM, 5’4” 55 YO, 148 lbs. ISO life partner. NS, lighthearted, sensitive, slender, fit. Be sharing/receiving, secure, independent, spontaneous, emotionally available. No workaholics. I’m handy, dependable, considerate, sensitive, fit, good communicator. 7615 I WANT A LIBRARIAN BY DAY AND Madonna by night! I like kids, critters, sports, olives and the fresh cut hay. You should be honest, fit, free and fun. 3040ish is OK. 7613 SWM, 56, 5’9”, 155 LBS. OWN HOME, Rutland, physically attractive, simple Christian lifestyle. ISO SWF, 43-55, romantic relationship, dating or possible LTR, cuddling, affection, similar interests. 7606 29 YO WM, HONEST, STABLE AND FUN. Enjoys the outdoors, a sense of humor and new things. I would like to meet a nice F to date/possible LTR. Let’s meet and go from there. 7806

60 + LONESOME: THERE WAS A LADY FROM THE Midwest who laid her husband to rest, so then she moved east and so she is seeking a gentleman to meet. 7607

women > women SOULFUL HOT DISH SEEKS CARING, playful heart to sing in harmony, be moved by beauty and create the perfect PB and J, love life and lots o’ sweetness, a touch of salt and deeply fulfilling. 7986 30 YO WOODWORKING HOTTIE SEEKS free spirit to laugh through the night, sing from the heart and roll w/gusto in my wood shavings. 7985 HELLO OUT THERE! PROF., 50S, 5’5”, 140 lbs., hazel eyes, brown hair. Interests: running, reading, travel, quiet nights at home, movies, long walks. Seeking: friends, similar interests, possible LTR. Call me. Let’s meet for coffee. 7795 GOODHEARTED? GOOD-NATURED? GOOD in bed? GF, young 45, seeks F for fun and frolic. Please be cute, smart, fun, sexy, playful and sweet. Sex first, possible LTR later (tee-hee). 7633

men > men GWM SEEKS INTELLIGENT SAME, 38-56 YO for friendship, companionship, LTR. NS/ND. Tired of being alone and value the company of a nice guy. Interests are flea markets, back roads, day trips and country living. 8043 55 YO BEAR SEEKS CUT M W/ORAL FIXAtion for give and take get-togethers. St. Albans-area. Age, race unimportant. 8034 42 YO LOOKING FOR OLDER GUYS TO please. Very oral. Love guys that are verbal. 7997 FOR ALL CURIOUS S GUYS OUT THERE, between 18-38 YO who want the best of both worlds! Only serious need to respond. M of all races welcome. I’m ready and waiting! Call now! 7920 HALF-ASLEEP SOCIAL LIFE? FEELING DISplaced because of it? Wanna give it up and move on? Write or call me instead. GM wanting some unscrupulous laughs out of life in the here-and-now. 6’3, brown hair and brown eyes, love to swim, bike and big on the movies and the arts. Let’s outdo one another. Feeling bedraggled, forget it? Life’s too short to let it pass you on by! Salut. 7842 AN OLDER, MATURE, BUT NOT OUT OF IT, white, large, chubby bear looking for friends, fun and whatever. Looking to start a relationship but willing to accept fun in all forms. 7820 GM, 63 YO, 6’, BROWN/BROWN, IN SHAPE. Interests incl. home maintenance, gardening, antiques, hiking, reading, most music and local (NY and VT) travel. Even-tempered and sane. NS. Seeks similar for dating, with goal of LTR. I live in Clinton County, NY. 7797 PM, OVER 60 YO, GREAT SHAPE, VERSAtile, educated, masculine looking for warmth, friendship (+?). Share dinners, conversation, summer activities outdoors (indoors?). You: 45 +, sense of humor, great body, sensual, ND/NA, masculine, varied interests. 7641 40 YO PBM, VERY WELL-EDUCATED AND sexy. Looking for long-term relations. ISO of M in his 40s (any race), professional and educated. Must be in search of a relationship. 7635 GWM SEEKING SAME. I’M LOOKING FOR someone in Starksboro/Hinesburg/Bristol. I’m 6’, 220 lbs., 53 YO, good cook, like to work in the garden. Looking for someone to share with. 7612 GUYS NEEDING ORAL ATTENTION AND full service, I’m your M. No strings, no BS. Just the attention you need. S guys or college guys a big +. I’m very discreet and live alone. Hairy chests a +. 7611

bi seeking ? BI-CURIOUS SF LOOKING FOR F AND M for adult fun. Must be S and D/D-free. 8117 WANTED: MABI, S OR G MALES FOR SAFE, very discreet, daytime encounters. Serious only, please. I am MAM, very discreet, safe. No games. 8080

BIWSM WHO LOVES GIVING AND RECEIVing. Looking for D/D-free, neat and clean guys, NS. When girlfriend says “no”, I say “let’s go”. Discretion assured. No reciprocation necessary. Just lay back and enjoy. Serious inquires only. 8015 MAWCU, EARLY 30S, SEEKING CUS OR SBM for fantasy play. Let’s meet and see what fun we can have. 7814 BIF SEEKING SEXY FEMALES FOR FUN, maybe more. Needs to be outgoing and energetic. I get bored easily. 7629

just friends LOOKING FOR MISSY M: LOST HER FOR 11 years and had her back as a friend. I would like to find you again. I am single again and would like to talk to you. 8027 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SWIM DIStance with and/or to crew on a sailboat. 8005 ANYONE OUT THERE TORI AMOS OBSESSED like I am? Wanna carpool to some shows when she comes East again this summer or just get together to talk and trade live music? 7916 39 YO M SEEKING F FOR FRIENDS FIRST. Must like the outdoors. I like hiking and biking but open to trying any other activities. Also like going out at night and travel. New to the area, looking to meet people. 7813 F, 28 YO, LOOKING FOR TRAVEL COMPANion(s). Plan to travel cross-country this summer to visit intentional communities (among other things). Open-mindedness, tolerance, kindness and flexibility a must. 420-friendly. Call so we can meet and see if we have similar interests. 7728 LOOKING FOR ADVENTUROUS MINDS TO backpack around the world for 6 months to a year. Plan to leave within 12 months. Anyone welcome. Countries negotiable. Let’s talk. Get in touch. Seize the day! 7640

women seeking... TWO-FS, 23 AND 24 YO, SEEK M LIFEguard for summer fun. Strength and endurance required. Let’s have some fun in the sun. 8112

men seeking... 25 YO SWM LOOKING FOR SWF. MUST love nightlife and good food late nights and big smiles a plus. Must have H.S.V.II. 8106 WM, 45 YO LOOKING FOR SUMMER FUN with well-endowed guys, 25-45 YO. Leave a contact number. BI, G or curious OK. 8105 ATTRACTIVE BURLINGTON M ISO MATURE F who wants discreet, no-strings sex. Talented, tireless. Am long-lasting and can go and go for your guaranteed pleasure. You be 30-55 YO, in-shape, clean and D/D-free. Call. 8086 44 YO M LOOKING FOR CU IN BURLINGton-area for threesome. Very clean, have own place, good looking, willing to please both. Serious replies only. 8081 OLDER M, CLEAN AND DRUG-FREE SEEKing sexy F, 35 or younger who wears thongs and bikini swimsuits, boy-toy and knows how to satisfy a M around the Burlington-area. 8003 TOP M, 40S, ISO M/F CU W/BOTTOM M. Open-minded to all kinks and fetishes. Also ISO hot bottom boys. The younger and thinner the better. Discretion assured. Chittenden and Lamoille Counties. Just go for it! 7991 GOOD, CLEAN FUN. SWM SEEKING woman or CU to serve. Will do laundry, clean bathroom, give massages and more. Available weekdays and weekends. Must be honest and discreet. Leave contact info and expectations. Eager to please. 7917 SEEKING UNCIRCUMCISED M WHO WANT to play. I am passionate, receptive and open. 7886

27 YO SWBIM, 5’8, 140 LBS. D/D-FREE, open-minded, attractive. ISO clean and discreet CUs and select S for intimate adult exploration. I’m well-endowed, long lasting and love to try new things. 7845 HI, SM LOOKING FOR WOMEN ISO ORAL pleasure. Will please you for hours. Barre/Montpelier-area. I’m tall, good looking and 42 YO. 7841 ATTRACTIVE MAWM SEARCHING FOR women who desire to be orally satisfied, would love to kiss your lips for hours, erotic full body massages, no strings, discretion assured. Call this well-endowed, orally-talented MAWM. 7850 ATTRACTIVE MAWM SEARCHING FOR women who desire to be orally satisfied, would love to kiss your lips for hours, erotic full body massages, no strings, discretion assured. Call this well-endowed, orally-talented MAWM. 7850 SWM, NUDE, GOOD-SHAPE, SEEKING F who wants a handyman or needs light housework done in your home. Available for outside work also in a somewhat secluded area. You provide cleaning supplies and or tools. 7800 I THINK SEX IS BEST W/OLDER, + SIZE women 35-70 YO. Where are all the silver foxes? I am 40 YO, cute, 5’8”, 185 lbs. Married OK, very discreet. He’s at work, we can play during the day! 7789 BIM ISO MEN, 40 YO OR YOUNGER. FREE most weekends. Call and leave your number. 7734 SUGAR BABY? SWM, 40S, EDUCATED AND professional. ISO attractive, intelligent, SWF, 18-29 YO for caring but mutually rewarding relationship. Starving studenttype? Like older guys? Send me a message! 7721 SWM, 50S, ISO CU OR F FOR DISCREET, adult fun. No strings, open minded. 7700 ARE YOU A FRUSTRATED BIM OR EXPERImenting S who needs some quick relief? Or do you want to take it slow to explore yourself? Your choice. Call me. Southern Addison county. 7619


20 YO M LOOKING FOR FRIENDS W/BENefits. Must be attractive, under 30 YO and no heavies, please. 6’, blue eyes, brown hair. Leave a number, it will be worth it. 7616

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I DIG DEEP WHEN I SAY I LOVE YOU AND I can hold my own with the best of them, I guarantee you, you will never see nothing like this again. I’m gunna miss you. 8121 I SPY THE SEXIEST WAITRESS IN TOWN at the Bangkok Bistro. Your beautiful brown curls and vibrant smile makes my chili hotter than Ga Pow any day! 8119 MONTPELIER: I SPY BLONDE PONYTAIL, muscular, sexy soccer woman with skills that kill. #11 on the field, #1 in my heart. Sharpshooter, come score on my open net! 8118 I SPY OBNOXIOUS, IMMATURE SOFA fungi w/ciggs screwed into their heads next to the twinkies, who would pass out if they ran 100 ft. yelling rude remarks to runners. Grow up and shut up! 8116 DEAREST SWEETCOMES: THE FIRST YEAR has been tremendous. I figure we have about 80 more to look forward to. I can’t imagine anyone in the world I’d rather spend them with. 8115 6/25, RJS, BIRTHDAY BOY: HOPE THE rest of your 24th was good. Can’t believe I didn’t give you my number. You said I make my own rules. Here’s another - you should call me so we can do that again. 8114 I SPY A NOTE ON MY APARTMENT DOOR. My wallet is at the police station found at Timber Lane. Whoever you are, thank you a million times, you made my horrid, ill-fated day beautiful and lucky. 8113 TO THE ONE WHO WISHES TO CATCH THE tan goddess outside Starbucks. Not sure if it is me but may very well be. 8111

I SPY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN Montpelier working at the Black Door. You: green eyes and blonde hair with a smokin’ body to go. How about a drink? Maybe two and a night of pleasure and fun? 8110 TIFFANY/WHITNEY/BRITANY: SAW YOU at RiRa and in Winooski. Where have you been? 8109 TO B: IF I LIVE TO ONE HUNDRED AND two, I just don’t think I’ll ever get over you. It was good seeing you again. 8108 I SPY THE RUDEST, MOST MISERABLE door girl to have ever been on the Rusty Nail crew. Lighten up honey, life’s to short to have such an attitude. 8107 FIRE JUGGLING SHOW, CHURCH ST., 6/24. You: tall, blonde beauty with M friend. Me: salt-and-pepper goatee. We kept looking toward each other. I was taken by your eyes. Fate? Meet for lunch? 8103 11 LOOMIS, 2002: I SPIED A BLUE-EYED M hottie. A friend introduced us. You: by the wrong name and me w/a boyfriend. 1st date at 3 Tomatoes and still going strong. Love you, being with you. 8102 YOU: BUYING ALL THE LONELY AND bruised organics at City Market with auburn/brown hair and the sweetest voice. Me: tall recently-graduated student back from the Midwest. Talked Misfit Dolls and Two Harbors in the checkout line. Let’s have lunch? 8099 TO MY STRANGE POSSE: THE BERRY DELIcious brothers. I can’t wait to annoy you with my French. Let’s go dancing! 8098 BURLINGTON BIKE PATH: COMING BACK from the Causeway in Colchester. Sunday, June 26, 2:30 p.m. You: bright green strapless top. Me: red helmet. I told you your friend had taken a phone call. Wanna ride together sometime? 8093 6/24, OLIVIA: WE HAD LUNCH TOGETHER at the performance measurement training and then before I had the chance to talk to you again, I had to leave. I’d be psyched if you called. 8091 I SPY A SULTRY SALSA PRINCESS GRABbin’ at Beresa’s hand. The salsa seemed out of place, but you did not. A softer place to sleep would have been appreciated. 8089 6/24, ARTISTS’ ALLEY NEXT TO MAPLEhurst Flowers. We’ve now exchanged smiles and a hello twice. I’m interested in making the third more than just a hello. Let’s make the third time a charm and find out a little more. 8087 WE TALKED WHILE WATCHING YOUR grand boys at the Colchester creeme stand. I enjoyed talking with you, but was shy around your mom and uncle. Can I take you for your next creeme? 8085 6/25, STATE ST., MONTPELIER: YOU: RED hair, startling blue eyes, denim skirt. Me: white shirt, wire glasses. Our eyes locked. And again at McGillicudy’s. You hold my fascination. I want to know why you are so compelling. 8084 JOSHUA: PARK PLACE TAVERN. I NEVER kiss and run. Would you like to watch a movie or kiss under the moon from my deck? Very soft lips you’ve got as well. 8041 ROD, RESTORER, DOWSER, YOU BOUGHT my Jeep and I lost your phone number. I want to go to Scotland to work on that Kirk. Can you please call and tell me more about it, rock girl. 8040 VIOLET FLOWER, 6/23-24. AS I GEEKED away on my apple in the alley aside the firehouse on church, you gave me one. I missed the names of the flower, of you, names I’d like. Sad. Please clue me. 8039 6/20, BATTERY PARK: YOU: W/A RED Specialized. Me: w/niece and brother. Daisy may miss the longest day of the year but I managed to miss something far more important: Learning your name. 8036 6/18, 2 P.M. YOU: GREEN TRUCK GOING west on Williston Rd. Me: dark-blue Jetta at Patchen Rd. light. You smiled and waved. I smiled and waved back. Single? Would like to meet! 8035 PIE MAN: SOON WE WILL BE ON THE beach w/the dogs, weevils and turtles in Surf City. I love you, hard body! 8032

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Z3 DRIVING LADY ON 15, 6/23, AROUND 2:30. You were going into Winooski. I pulled up by you and you glanced over at my Town and Country. You: European. Me: hungry. 8031 KINNEY DRUGS: I SPY A BLUE-VESTED, green-eyed, short dark-haired hottie who can ring me up any day, any way. I see you stocking those shelves, why don’t you stock me up? 8030 TO THE SUPER HOT BARTENDER AT THE 1/2, I think your name is Wyatt? I think you are the hottest thing in the world, please call me, I want you. 8029 JOLENE: IT STILL SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY that we were at the Burger King picnic table and I asked you to be my wife. I’ll get out soon baby, I promise I didn’t do it. 8028 SWITCHYARD MOBIL, ST. ALBANS: FIRST day of summer. I saw you ride in on your bike. As you rode off, I turned around and smiled, you smiled back and waved. Your smile warmed my day! Let’s ride together sometime. 8026 KATIE IN MONTPELIER: FROM THE PLAYground a couple weeks ago and the steel drum band a couple years ago. It was great to see you again and talk a little. Wanna take a walk sometime? 8024 OAKLEDGE PARK, 6/20, 5 P.M.: F W/CHID blowing bubbles in playground. You looked at me like you knew me, if not, would you like to? Me: M w/dark hair, gray tank top looking back. 8022 I SPY A DREAM GIRL AT THE EDGE OF the lake. I wonder if in your reflection you see the same amazing woman I do. Thank you for this beautiful friendship. 8021 6/18, MILTON DINER: I SPY ONE LONG, large cremee. Can I lick it? Me: sugar junkie. You: extra sweet. You look so yummy, I’m gonna eat you up. 8020 YOU: GREEN-EYES. JEEP-DRIVING, PEACEloving, song-writing, guitar-playing, dirty dancing, birthday-celebrating Welsh goddess. Me: deeply in love and truly blessed to be by your side. Namaste. 8019

I DON’T SPY JRW, NO MATTER HOW HARD I look. I’ve been waiting all spring for you to come back to Speeder’s, but you never returned. The Clockwork just doesn’t taste the same and I fear that my summer may be lost. Heard you went to where the cheese is substandard. Come back, please. 8018 HEALTHY LIVING BRUNCH, 6/19: TO the lovely mama w/the dark complexion. I shared the ketchup w/your beautiful family. You waved good-bye as my dog and I ogled. Up for Mary Poppins or Murder She Wrote? 8017 I SPY A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AT Charlie O’s on 6/18. I’ve only ever regretted chances not taken. Yet another now for not speaking to you. Your friends left 7D on the table, you left blonde regrets and a fading red memory. Help me clear my conscience over pool some time? 8014

I SPY TAN GODDESS SITTING FROM AFAR at Starbucks in downtown Burlington two weeks ago. Your stunning blue eyes and flowing brown hair caught my eye, now I want to catch you! 8001

KNOCK ME OFF MY FEET! STUNNINGLY beautiful woman adding two-quarts of oil to her car, Northfield South Village store. Too shy to talk to you. Meet for dinner in exchange for case of oil? 7881

PICNICS IN THE ORCHARD, DANCING NAKED under the stars. I have seen you are back. I am afraid to scare you but don’t blame you for being nervous the first time. Please contact me about the picnic in the orchard. 8000

IF ONE WERE SO BOLD, WHAT WOULD one say to the beautiful, coffee pouring man? I noticed your haircut, it is nice. 7840

SETH, YOU GAVE ME YOUR CARD, BUT I was too nervous to call. I chickened out and emailed instead. No answer yet. Did I wait too long to respond? Taken? Abducted by aliens? 7998 GEORGIA, MAPLEFIELDS STORE, 6/18, 10:15 p.m. You: mint green ISUZU Jeep, very pretty, said “hi” to me. I asked “are you getting in the big, tan car?” You pumping gas in your cutie little Jeep. 7995

TO MY DARLING KIRBOR: IT IS IMPOSSIble for me to explain how much I love you in less than 40 words, after all we’ve gone through together. Happy Birthday from me and the Wogs. 8013

135 PEARL, 6/15: CUTE GUY IN WHITE t-shirt, w/friend in white button-down. Sorry I evaded you. I’m seeing someone seriously and try to avoid temptations. Yours truly in gray T-shirt. 7992

TO THE DRIVER OF A BLACK NISSAN Pathfinder with CA plates who works out at Twin Oaks. I used to work out there too, but have since moved and never got to know you. We exchanged smiles and pint-sized pleasantries. You are cute. We should meet - perhaps next time I’m in Burlington? 8011

I SPY BRI_ _ _, RHODE ISLAND’S FINEST. Tucker may be gone, but you will never be forgotten, there are two gals who will always be your pals. 7903

BLONDE GODDESS AT PENNY CLUSE: Early Monday, 6/13. You sat by the window w/a young girl. I was also by the window - alone. Your presence made my heart race and my head spin. May I join you next time? 8010 6/16, PET FOOD WAREHOUSE, WILLISTON Rd.: Cute, petite, dark-haired. You were buying cat food, I think, gave them your last name (it began with “A”). You looked back and smiled twice. Would you like to meet a mature pet, lover? 8009 I SPY A BUTTONED-UP BOY AND HIS BIG, blue friend. First in Warren, now in Burlington. You’ve really taught me something about the power of a D battery. Pining for you both again soon. 8008

I SPY A STALLION FROM MO-VEGAS THAT works way too hard. Looking forward to taking a ride in the warm summer rain. Day or night, doesn’t matter to me. Think it’s time for you to rock my world, again. 7902 I SPY THE HOTTEST DELIVERY DRIVER. That Thai food was yummy and so were you. I’ll order every day until I get you. 7901 YOU SENT ME A PICTURE OF YOU AND son, handsome guys, about 3-years ago on Match. You live in the islands and businesses in Williston. We never got to talk, are you still out there? Tower? Single? 7888 CRYSTAL, I WAS YOUR ONE “TOKEN” person you knew at the Blues Tent. You let me use your phone. You were with a work mate, but are you really with him? If not, would you like to get together? 7884

MANHATTAN PIZZA, 6/5. I spy Melinda, just getting back from Washington, with her dad. He seemed cool, but I’d love to get to know you when he’s not around. Can’t get your smile out of my head! 7826 GERBER: I REALLY ENJOY teasing you and wearing you out. Rest up and give me a call anytime, S. 7823 I SPY ICE CREAM MAN, TD, one-year-ago at GU. BD thought you spied his cone, not DPs. BD suggested we share our cones. Glad we took his suggestion. Hard cones are better than soft. Happy 1st! 7821 SHAY? DO YOU WORK at Speeder’s? I always smile and say hello. I go there more just to see you and I’m dying to get to know you better. Do you still have a boyfriend? Leave message if interested. 7817 I SPY GORGEOUS COP with radar, 6/5 at 12:45 p.m. in Essex. You stood behind other cop. I slowed in green car and sunglasses and said you were busy. You said something back. Maybe you’re not busy after work? 7816 I SPY A VERY PETITE, young woman with short brown hair and dark brown eyes at the Backyard. How could I resist the sexiest chick around? 7815 BRAUN, YEAH, LIKE THE COFFEE MAKER. I miss my fishing buddy. I still have your shark tooth. Stop by the porch on which memories were created. Squirt gun fights, tree climbing, shot gunning PBR. I’m still here. 7810


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BEST BUY, 6/4, LATE AFTERNOON. YOU: F, short hair, sexy skirt. Me: M, black Tshirt, white shorts. You were in the DVD dept. Saw you on the way out. You looked unhappy but smiled at me on the way out. Meet? 7796

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couples seeking... ATTRACTIVE, FIT, SENSUAL CU SEEKING 50 YO + CU w/similar traits who might enjoy meeting for fine wining and dining and the possibility of sharing sensual activities. Healthy and NS only, please. Discreetness assured. 8095 WM, 40S, ATTRACTIVE , EDUCATED, good company. fit, healthy, clean, weelendowded, thick, long-lasting, very skilled, experienced lover. ISO healthy, CU + F, any age for adult pleasures. Call me and let’s have some fun. No heavies, please. 8042 LOOKING FOR A BIF FOR DISCREET PLEAsure. Have many friends who are willing. Discretion a must. 8025 MACU, 30S, NS, DD-FREE, ISO THE SAME for get togethers and fun! I am BI, my husband is S. Average looks and body. 35 YO and over, please! Chemistry is a must! All calls returned! You won’t be sorry! 8016 ATTRACTIVE WCU SEEKING BM, 30-40 YO, well endowed for a fantasy of a threesome. Must be clean and discreet. Could turn into monthly event. She will rock your world. 7989 SEEKING F IN THE BURLINGTON/COLCH ester-area for fun and more. Only serious respond, please. 7919 ATTRACTIVE WCU SEEKING NS/ND, D/DFREE, clean F for fantasy of a threesome. Discreet pleasure for all. Ages 27-40 YO. 7846 WCU SEEKING CU TO SHARE EVENINGS OF play and fun. He is straight. She is 23 YO, BI and sexy. 7834


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Landshapes is in search of an administrative assistant who will play a key role in supporting operations such as contracts administration, payroll, special project assistance and general office duties. The successful candidate must possess superior communication skills and strong time-management skills, and be proficient in computer applications. A valid driver’s license is also required.

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Lamoille Valley Success by Six seeks dynamic, self-motivated, experienced

COORDINATOR for full-time, grant-funded position. Competitive wage and benefit package. Minimum qualifications: 3 to 5 years experience in management, either in the nonprofit sector or state government. Experience and/or knowledge of best practices related to early care, health and education. History of community collaboration is highly valuable. Bachelor’s degree in an education, health or human service related field. Some travel, evenings and weekend hours will be involved. Resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Denise Webster, Lamoille Valley Success by Six, 548 Park Street, Morrisville, VT 05661. Applications accepted through July 20, 2005.

Provide substance abuse prevention, early identification/intervention and referral. Grades 5-12; BA required, MS preferred. Apprentice Substance Abuse certificate eligible. Previous experience working with adolescents, with families/schools/or community systems preferred; self-motivated, independent and energetic; excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation/workshop experience. Letter and resume:

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Office Assistant Dean’s Office - College of Medicine Provide administrative support for the Office of Clinical Trials Research (OCTR). Coordinate scheduling, process research contracts, track data, maintain records and files, create and distribute monthly newsletter and provide general office support. Associate's degree with one to three years related experience, working knowledge of software applications used to support office functions and familiarity with Internet resources required, or an equivalent combination. Keyboarding speed of 35 - 50 WPM may be required. Commitment to diversity and inclusion required. Experience with Microsoft Office software to include Publisher and knowledge of academic research and medical terminology highly desirable. For further information on this position, #031086, or to apply with electronic application, resume, cover letter and references, visit our web site: . Tel. #802-656-3494. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.




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ADDISON NORTHEAST SU Mt. Abraham Union High School SVD7195 Interim Associate Principal

FRANKLIN CENTRAL SU Fairfield Center School SVD5993 After School Program Site Leader St. Albans Town School SVD7077 After-School Program Site Leader – SATEC

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT SVD7061 Dir. of Curric., Instruction and Assessment

CHITTENDEN EAST SU Underhill ID Elementary SVD7188 Interim. School Principal

CHITTENDEN CENTRAL SU Essex High School SVD7162 After-School Drama Co-Dir./Tech Dir.

TEACHING & STAFF POSITIONS BURLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SVD6591 After-School Site Coordinators (2) SVD6760 AmeriCorps*VISTA (6) SVD7108 Discrete Trial Interventionist SVD6698 Summer Help – Maintenance Burlington High School SVD7106 0.4 FTE Math Teacher SVD6689 Custodian – Temporary SVD7048 JV Nordic Ski coach SVD6585 Tutor – 20 hours/week H.O. Wheeler SVD6925 Head Custodian – Temporary Edmunds Elementary SVD6131 ESL Long-term Substitute Edmunds Middle School SVD6551 0.8 FTE School Nurse SVD5924 LT Sub. French Gr. 6/7/8 SVD6923 Paraeducators (3) Hunt Middle School SVD6697 Paraeducator – Alternative Team Lawrence Barnes SVD6232 Long-term Sub. for P.E. ONTOP SVD6755 Paraeducators (4) Ira Allen Building SVD6586 Administrative Assistant

COLCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT Colchester Middle School SVD7122 Choral/General Music SVD7006 Guidance Counselor 60% FTE Colchester High School SVD6811 Alternative Education SVD6664 Business Education 20% FTE SVD6488 Music 40% FTE

S. BURLINGTON SCHOOL DIST. SVD6612 Accounts Payable Coordinator SVD6704 Admin Assistant to the School Board SVD7130 Human Resource Coordinator SVD6846 Para. – Level II – Autism Interventionist South Burlington High School SVD7097 .20 FTE – 1 yr. – Spanish SVD7110 .40 FTE – 1 yr – Business Education SVD7008 .80 FTE – 6-12 Instrumental Music – O.Y.O. SVD7085 Boy’s Golf Coach SVD7100 Paraeducator – Level III (2) SVD7086 Varsity Baseball Coach

F. H. Tuttle Middle School SVD7076 Drama Co-Directors (2) SVD7087 Girl’s “B” Soccer Coach SVD7099 Para. – Level II – Enterprise Team SVD7098 Para. – Level III – Enterprise Team SVD6705 SAP Counselor Central School SVD6640 .20 FTE – 1 yr. – Info. Technology SVD6843 Food Service Satellite Manager SVD6845 Playground Supervisor SVD7065 School’s Out Site Director Chamberlin School SVD7066 School’s Out Site Director Orchard School SVD6844 .60 FTE – LT Music Sub.

ADDISON CENTRAL SU Ripton Elementary School SVD7044 One-on-one Paraprofessionals (2)

ADDISON NORTHEAST SU SVD6810 .80 Speech Lang. Pathologist LT SUB Beeman Elementary School SVD7149 .50 Grade 5/6 Job Share Mt. Abraham Union High School SVD7116 Behavioral Specialist (7-12) SVD6550 Special Educator (1 YR) SVD7069 Technical Education

FRANKLIN CENTRAL SU SVD5998 Individual Student Paraprofessional Fairfield Center School SVD6628 Bus Drivers (2005-2006 ) SVD6622 Paraeducators (2005-2006 ) SVD5418 Speech/Lang. Pathologist 2005-2006 St. Albans City School SVD6905 Behavior Specialist SVD7142 Paraeducators SVD7084 Reading First Coach SVD6475 School Nurse or Associate Nurse SVD7070 Science Teacher (Grade 8) SVD7026 Special Ed. (Grades 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8) (3) St. Albans Town School SVD7186 3rd Grade Teacher – LT Sub. SVD7187 Computer Lab Technician SVD5796 Remedial Teacher (LT Sub) (8/05-10/05) SVD7185 Special Educator – L T Sub SVD6625 Special Educator LT Sub. (until Dec 05) SVD6626 Special Educator/Behavioral Spec. SVD7173 Team Assistant and Paraeducator Positions SVD6619 Technology Assistant (Year Round) B.F.A. St. Albans SVD6462 Business Education SVD7039 English Teacher (2) SVD6918 Special Educator SVD6737 Early Childhood Programs Admin. Asst.

BARRE SU Barre Town Middle and Elementary SVD6058 Grade 7 Math (.50 FTE) SVD7075 Licensed Special Educator Barre City Elem. & Middle School SVD6911 ESL Teacher SVD6682 Elem Science Curriculum Specialist SVD6795 Elem Science Curriculum Specialist SVD6159 English Lang. Arts Curr. Specialist (K-8) Spaulding High School & Barre Tech. Center Campus SVD7198 Assistant Football Coach SVD7196 Athletic Trainer SVD7197 Cheerleading Coach SVD7074 Psychologist SVD6743 Speech Lang. Path. (Antic.) SVD6744 Tech. Center Health Occupations Tchr. SVD7199 Varsity Baseball Head Coach

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT SVD6861 Systems Administrator Springfield High School SVD6858 Athletic Trainer

Elm Hill School SVD6920 Physical Education .40 Union Street School SVD6859 Librarian/Media Specialist River Valley Technical Center SVD6996 Manufacturing/Engineering Gateway School SVD6860 Guidance Counselor Early Essential Education SVD6563 EEE Teacher

CHITTENDEN EAST SU Brewster Pierce Memorial School SVD7104 .4 FTE Elementary Librarian Mt. Mansfield Union High School SVD6735 .6 FTE Student Assistance Counselor SVD7045 Building and Grounds Custodian Smilie Memorial School SVD7101 30% LT Substitute Counselor. Underhill Central Elementary SVD7017 Anticipated Kindergarten SVD6568 Individual Assistant SVD6736 .4 FTE Student Asst. Counselor

CHITTENDEN CENTRAL SU SVD7184 Crossing Guards (2) SVD6890 Custodian SVD6539 School Nurse SVD7182 Substitute Coordinator Essex High School SVD7115 Admin. Secretary – Special Ed. SVD6372 Alternative Ed. Teaching Assistant SVD7114 Mainstream Teaching Assistant (6) Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School SVD7183 Mainstream Teaching Assistant Thomas Fleming Elementary School SVD6832 Instrumental Music Summit Street Elementary School SVD7055 Assistant to the Librarian SVD7171 Social Support Coordinator Hiawatha Elementary School SVD7175 Social Support Coordinator Center for Technology, Essex SVD6978 Bookkeeper Essex Junction Recreation and Parks SVD6988 Child Care Staff (6) SVD6688 Lic. Child Care After-School Site Coord. (2)

CHITTENDEN SOUTH SU Charlotte Central School SVD6279 Behavior Specialist – Non Teaching Position SVD7170 SLP and/or SLP Asst. & SLP Sub. Tchr. Shelburne Community School SVD6710 LT Sub. – Mid. Lev. Lang. Arts/Math Team SVD6914 Mid. Level Lit. Support Specialist Champlain Valley Union High School SVD7148 Admin. Asst. for Special Ed. Services SVD6512 Food Service Position SVD6725 Lead Teacher – Alternative Ed. Prog. SVD7168 MATH – 1.00 FTE Anticipated

RUTLAND CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SVD7126 Certified Occupational Therapy Asst. Northwest Primary SVD5566 Speech/Language Pathologist Rutland Intermediate School SVD6759 LT Substitute Counselor Rutland High School SVD7041 Chemistry Teacher SVD7043 Information Technology Instructor SVD7042 Social Studies SVD6867 Special Education SVD6567 Speech/Language Pathologist SUCCESS School SVD7127 Special Education Stafford Technical Center SVD7059 English Teacher, LT Substitute SVD6537 Mechanical Cluster Paraeducator Rutland Middle/Rutland High SVD6534 Speech/Language Pathologist

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7D CLASSIFIEDEMPLOYMENT Artist/Animator American Flatbread Company is now interviewing for a new position! We are a growing company with the most amazing group of staff anywhere and we need a good HR person to help us take the best care of them! The right person for the job loves people, good food and thrives on challenges as well as having experience in the other aspects of Human Resources. This part-time job includes work in both our Waitsfield and Middlebury locations.

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Education software company seeks computer artist/animator with solid drawing ability. Experience in children’s illustration/ animation preferred. Familiarity with Flash, Photoshop and other multi-media developing programs helpful. To apply, draw penciled poses of a Dancing Monkey, Flying Baby, and Kids Climbing a Tree. Send these non-returnable samples with resume to:

Seeking highly experienced Admin. Assts. to help in busy financial institutions and other for profit and nonprofit organizations. Exp. with multi-line phones, meet/ greet clients, data entry, filing, basic A/P – A/R. Must be highly professional and proficient in MS Office. Positions are temp., temp. to hire and permanent. Very competitive pay, for more info please call # below.

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Laureate Learning Systems, Inc. 110 East Spring Street Winooski, VT 05404 No phone calls please.

3 X 4.5 Program Coordinator Job Description: The Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC), located in St. Albans, Vermont is seeking a qualified individual to develop and oversee a variety of programs in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. With creativity, initiative and enthusiasm, responsibilities may include developing health career exploration programs for youth, organizing health education programs, working in partnership with local organizations and hospitals, and assisting with organizing conferences, workshops and other events. Qualifications sought: The qualified candidate will have a college degree with experience in program development and management. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written are needed. Strong ability to manage details is required as is basic knowledge of computers, use of the Internet, and Microsoft Office Professional software. Graduate degree or experience in a health related field is desirable. Knowledge of the service area and prior experience in healthcare and grant writing are preferable. This is a grant-funded full-time position with full benefits. Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: Executive Director, Champlain Valley AHEC, 152 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 The Champlain Valley AHEC is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer

Finance Manager Population Media Center, an organization focused on population and reproductive health issues worldwide, seeks a skilled Finance Manager. This position is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including fund accounting, budgeting, grants management, periodic reporting, financial statements, annual audit, risk management, payroll, human resources and office management supervision.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate the following experience: • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills • Nonprofit fund accounting • Grants management and reporting • Budget preparation, management & performance analysis • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum five years experience • Ability to work with people of different cultures • Knowledge of Peachtree accounting desirable • Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets Please send cover letter and resume by 8/1/05 to: Personnel Population Media Center PO Box 547 Shelburne,VT 05482-0547

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MBA Resources is currently seeking three, very positive individuals to fill the following full-time positions! MEDICAL BILLING ACCOUNT MANAGER Mid-level position requiring knowledge in all aspects of medical billing. Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Two years college/AA/AS and two years experience required. Three to five years experience in related field may be substituted. MEDICAL BILLING UNPAID CLAIMS FOLLOW-UP SPECIALIST Mid-level position requiring medical insurance knowledge, as well as a solid understanding of the claims submission process. HS Diploma/GED and two years experience in related field. PATIENT COLLECTIONS Mid-level positions requiring excellent customer service skills, experience in patient/customer collections a plus. HS Diploma/GED and two years experience in related field.

If you are a positive individual meeting any of the above requirements, please send a cover letter including wage history and resume to: MBA Resources Attn: DeLinda Rounds 38 Eastwood Drive, Suite 401 • South Burlington, VT 05403 Fax: (802) 863-5171 Email: Please, no phone calls! To find out more about MBA Resources, visit us at





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EMPLOYMENT Waiter/Waitress


Jobs for the Environment $250 - $450/week

Serve the freshest Vermont foods from our gardens and our local farmer partners. Full and parttime positions available. Please call Doug at the Inn at Baldwin Creek/Mary’s Restaurant. C

Work with a group of motivated activists to reduce global warming pollution starting at the state level! Mobilize Vermont to invest in energy efficiency and clean energy! Career opportunities available for college grads.

(802) 453-2432

WEB DEVELOPER DR® Power Equipment, marketer and manufacturer of the DR® line of outdoor power equipment, seeks an energetic individual to join our MIS Team as a Web Programmer for development and maintenance of our eCommerce systems. The successful candidate must be proficient in HTML, C# and .net programming using Visual Studio .net. Experience with Commerce Server 2002, SQL Server and web design tools such as Dreamweaver MX are definite assets. At least 2-3 years of experience programming in the web environment are preferred. Please send, email, or fax your resume and letter of interest to: DR® POWER EQUIPMENT PO Box 240, HR Dept. SD307, Vergennes, VT 05491 Fax 802-877-1229 • Job Hotline 802-877-1235 DR® Power Equipment is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call Dan: (802) 863-6293

CARPENTER Skilled, productive, career-minded individual needed for permanent employment with high-quality, stable company. Excellent working conditions and benefits.

Northeast Construction, Inc. Stop by 1570 South Brownell Rd., Williston to complete an application. 802-862-8497.

Commercial Lines CSR

FURTHER YOUR CAREER & HAVE FUN AT WORK Become part of a successful, ENERGETIC team of true professionals within a prominent property and casualty insurance agency in Essex Junction Vermont. Position is a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative with a minimum 3 years prior insurance experience. Job description includes: Talking coverages with insureds, bonds, rewrites, making changes to policies, billing and claims.

Position Available: August 1, 2005. Full-time. Job Location: Essex Juction Reply to: David Holton The Essex Agency Inc. 2 Railroad Street Essex Juction, VT 05453-0239 Phone: (802) 878-5334 Fax: (802) 288-8012 Email: Community-based prevention coalition is accepting applications in anticipation of funding for a

YOUTH WORKER Seeking high energy, creative, experienced professional(s) committed to youth and community empowerment. Must have considerable experience working with middle and/or high school-age youth and the ability to work as part of a team and independently. Must have experience facilitating small groups. Commitment to alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention a must. Community-based, youth development focus coalition expanding into Burlington. We need volunteers too! Send resume and 3 references by July 22 to:

Dennis McBee Partnership for Youth and Community Empowerment 359 Dorset Street South Burlington, VT 05403

with disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24

Northlands Job Corps Center is accepting applications for the following positions:


For additional information call: HR at 802-877-0159. Northlands Job Corps/CSD is an equal opportunity provider Openings at the Pine Ridge School We are seeking Residential Instructors (RI) to be responsible for the supervision of the dorms, for adolescents with language-based learning disabilities and for one-on-one instructions and guidance related to the skills needed for life long success. Ideal candidates should be knowledgeable in areas of learning disabilities, adolescent development and behavioral management techniques, and have extracurricular interests to share with the students. Residential Instructor positions include an on-campus apartment. The position and training begins on August 22, 2005. Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Abigail Hamilton 9505 Williston Rd. Williston, VT 05495 Phone 802-434-6957 FAX at 802-434-5512 email: • EOE

Desk Editor

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Samaritan House, Inc., a homeless shelter serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, seeks an energetic, caring and dedicated individual with a strong commitment to a social justice mission to serve as full-time Executive Director of the Shelter. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the operation of the Shelter. The successful candidate will have prior experience and demonstrated success in fundraising, particularly prospect research and cultivation, writing grant proposals and community outreach. Supervisory experience and a minimum of five years of social service and/or nonprofit administration and finance experience is required. Strong communications skills and the ability to work with varied populations is required. Knowledge of developments and resources related to the homeless is preferred. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a human service-related field is required. Please submit resume and cover letter to Susan Powers at the address below or to SAMARITAN HOUSE, INC. 20 KINGMAN STREET, ST. ALBANS, VT 05478


Ashgate Publishing, an international publisher of scholarly, professional and reference books, is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated desk editor. Responsibilities include evaluating manuscripts, liaising directly with authors, overseeing freelance work, applying in-house styles and assembling text corrections. Applicants will have academic publishing experience, strong organizational, interpersonal, grammar, written and verbal communications skills and be willing to learn and follow strict style requirements. He or she will be well organized, detail-oriented, thorough, and be able to work effectively under the pressure of publication deadlines. Knowledge of MS Word and Adobe desktop publishing software is required, as is a BA in English or related field and 2+ years copy editing experience. Ashgate offers an excellent benefits package, competitive salary and a great working environment. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Editorial Director; Ashgate Publishing Company Suite 420, 101 Cherry Street Burlington, VT 05401-4405 Fax: 802-865-7847 Email:



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Enhancing the life of our community through art experiences for all ages.

Now Hiring:

Dedicated to promoting home gardening and plant-based education nationwide.

INVENTORY/CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST This full-time administrative position is responsible for answering main customer service line, coordinating warehouse fulfillment and product assembly, receiving and invoicing, inventory management and general support.

Visit for more information and instructions on how to apply.


Seeks applicants for:

Assistant to the Director Highly motivated, efficient and independent worker with strong administrative abilities, proficiency in MS Office, especially Access, and excellent interpersonal skills. Join an organization of committed, congenial people.

Email resume to or fax to 802-985-8438, or send to P.O. Box 52, Shelburne, VT 05482.


Growth potential, meal discounts & more!

Year-round positions. Regular and Reserve.

Apply in person 1-5 pm 2545 Shelburne Road Shelburne , VT EOE

For application and description call 802-985-3348 x3562.

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Year-round Theraputic/Guiding position leading a wide variety of therapeutic outdoor adventure activities with children/adolescents who have emotional/behavioral problems. Professional guiding experience and Bachelor’s degree in human services field is preferred. Submit resume to: Rutland Mental Health, Human Resources PO Box 222, Rutland, VT 05702. EOE

Alternate Education Teaching Assistant ESSEX H IGH S CHOOL Part-time school year position available (5 hrs/day) for the 2005-06 school year to work as part of collaborative team in an alternative high school program designed to support students with emotional-behavioral disorders. Position may be combined with a Mainstream TA position to make a full-time (6.5 hr/day) position. Position pays $10.88/hour.

For additional information, please visit our website at (click on Job Opportunities). Applications only accepted through (Job ID 6372)


Feeling comfortable during the interview process doesn’t mean that you forget you’re not talking to your best friend. Remember there are questions the interviewer cannot legally ask you. For example: • • • • •

Best Western Windjammer Inn Attn: Selena Line – HR Manager 1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 Fax: (802) 651-0631 •

Are you married? Do you have children? What is your religion? Do you own your home? Do you own your car?

There is some debate, however, as to whether a potential employer can ask about what you previously earned.

MAINTENANCE WORKER Full-time position, 12 month. Needed for a school environment an energetic, positive, flexible, self-motivated, capable of building maintenance and grounds work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and have a good driving record. Must enjoy being around teenagers and supervise student work program. Maintenance experience preferred.Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:30am to 3:00pm. Pay range $10-13 per hour, depending on experience.Eligible for benefits, sick, and vacation time.


Immediate opening with weekend hours. Experience helpful. Must enjoy working with the public. Friendly attitude needed. This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, please send your resume to:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT We are looking for an individual with excellent oral & written communication skills, computer skills (MS Office), and organizational skills.This individual should have the capacity to be a team player, and be self-directed within the areas of student travel, departmental organization, and additional administrative duties. Please submit letter of interest and resume to: Abigail Hamilton 9505 Williston Rd., Williston, VT 05495 Phone: 802-434-6957 • Fax: 802-434-5512 Email:

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

James Brown, Facilities Supervisor 9505 Williston Road, Williston, VT 05495 Fax: 802-434-6938 • Email:

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Please, no phone calls.

Kimbell Sherman Ellis

LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY ANALYST Track, monitor and analyze state legislation and regulations. Conduct, research and write detailed, substantive public policy weekly reports. Superb organization, writing and analytical skills required! A strong work ethic, high energy and proficiency in MS Office applications is a must. A sound financial background desirable!

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

Thomas Jefferson

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 a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send resume by EMAIL ONLY to: Resumes will be accepted until Friday, July 15th.

No calls or mail, please. EOE




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EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 15-20 hours. Data entry, accounts payable and general office duties in Williston.

The Old Brick Cafe, now open in Williston, is looking for


Email resume and cover letter to

Please call (802) 872-9599.


Family Support Worker Northwestern Counseling & Support Services is seeking a self-motivated, family-centered individual to work as part of its Family Support Team. The position provides direct service and support to children and families in home and community-based settings including service coordination, assessment, advocacy, parent education and skills training. Strong collaboration and communication skills, a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and reliable vehicle are a must. Please send cover letter and resume to the address below.

Transitional Living Program Coordinator The TLP Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team supervising homeless youth in learning the skills necessary to live independently.The right candidate will possess a working knowledge of community resources, enjoy working with youth, and have a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in psychology or similar study. Experience with youth preferred. There is an on-call component to this position. Please send resume and letter of interest to the address below.

Outpatient Therapists

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II Full-time Represented Staff Position Johnson State College is seeking a Mechanical Systems Technician II. The qualified individual will have a High School education, plus six to eight years of relevant technical training/ experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Plumbing or electrical license, as applicable to specific position is required, and a broad and in-depth knowledge and skills related to electrical or plumbing/heating system installation, maintenance and repair are needed. Good general knowledge and skills related to other mechanical systems, functions, and building construction and repair is preferred. The ability to train and oversee the work of others is desired. A post-offer, pre-employment physical and a motor vehicle record review is required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send application/resume to:

Director of Physical Plant Johnson State College 337 College Hill Johnson, VT 05656 Learn more about Johnson State College by visiting our website at JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current RN Openings Cardiac Rehab â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Per Diem Definitive Care Unit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full-time & Part-time Diagnostic Imaging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Per Diem Intensive Care Unit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full-time Medical/Oncology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full-time, Part-time & Per Diem

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Adult Community Support Worker Recovery-Oriented mental health program seeks dynamic, flexible team player to provide community support services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Responsible for delivering services in a variety of community-based settings related to: supportive counseling and symptom management, activities of daily living, social and interpersonal skills development, money management and advocacy. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment a must. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to provide transportation for clients. Knowledge of both substance use and the criminal justice system beneficial. Prior experience a plus, however, not required. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in the human services field and/or relevant experience required. Please send letter of interest and resume to the address below.

Respite Provider 29-year-old man looking for person to do respite every other weekend. Ideal person would have lots of energy. If you would like to open up your home to a young man, give us a call. No children under 18 years of age. Young man would need to be kept busy. If interested, please call Gordon @ 868-3523 x225.


Looking for a small house or trailer in a private setting in Franklin or Grand Isle County. Must have a bedroom on first floor, preferably no children around. The ideal place would be handicapped-accessible; gentleman has a developmental disability and enjoys privacy. Please call 868-3523, x 225, and ask for Gordon.

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Contracted Support Person

Telemetry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full-time, Part-time & Per Diem

ermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest hospital boasts advanced technology, including some of the most sophisticated operational systems and medical equipment available.

Interested in being a part of a group that includes supportive team of therapists, coverage of your after-hours emergencies, and efficient billing staff? Northwestern Counseling and Support Services is a progressive community mental health center serving Franklin and Grand Isle counties. We are currently seeking a licensed therapist. The ideal candidate will be a generalist with experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families. Experience with DBT and group treatment desirable. Willing to consider candidates with experience with only children or adults. This fee-for-service position has excellent individual earning potential and a complete benefits package. Some evening hours required. Send cover letter and resume to address below.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Per Diem

Our employees enjoy flexible scheduling  and the best nursing benefits package in Vermont. We also offer a generous Attention 2005 Nursing School Graduates: tuition reimbursement program, Now accepting applications for our clinical ladder program and on-site Nursing Internship Program educational opportunities. 160 Allen Street Rutland, VT 05701 802.775.7111 â&#x20AC;˘

Support person needed. Do you enjoy shopping, concerts, bingo, movies, bowling, visiting and attending local events? Then I have just the job for you. A senior citizen with developmental disabilities who lives in St. Albans is looking for someone to take him out for a few hours anytime over the weekend to do these kinds of activities. You will be a paid member of a support team, and training is provided. Call Louise at 524-6555 x 622.

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Recording Secretary The Town of Essex, Vermont, seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Recording Secretary. This person records and transcribes meeting minutes for the Selectboard, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Pays $15-17/hour. Submit resume to Patrick Scheidel, Town of Essex, 81 Main St., Essex Junction, VT 05452. Open until filled. EOE

Full-time, for busy, customer focused athletic facility. The successful candidate will be organized, energetic and enthusiastic with business, finance and people skills. Min. 3 years supervisory and management experience required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Great work environment, comprehensive benefits and competitive salary. Send resume to:

P. O. Box 65005, Burlington, VT 05406


67 seeks mid-level, all-around carpenters. Full-time work in central Vermont. Four-day work week. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation a must.

For application, call 802 897 5555.

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DR® Power Equipment, marketer and manufacturer of the DR® line of outdoor power equipment seeks a part-time Paralegal with experience in contracts, Intellectual Property management, product liability, risk management and general legal matters. Flexible hours. Please send, email, or fax your resume and letter of interest to: DR® POWER EQUIPMENT PO Box 240, HR Dept. SD306, Vergennes, VT 05491 Fax 802-877-1229 • Job Hotline 802-877-1235

DYNAMIC OFFICE ASSISTANT 3 month position to help a busy office while Office Manager is on Maternity Leave. Duties include answering phones & info. requests, keeping front office clean & brochures stocked, assist staff with mailings, events & more. Knowledge of Word, Excel and ability to handle multiple phone lines a must. Knowledge of birds & nature is helpful. Send resume & cover letter to: Jennifer Gilson 255 Shermaan Hollow Rd, Huntington, VT 05462 or email

DR® Power Equipment is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


in our So. Burlington office. This is an entry-level, clerical position. The hours for this position will be from 9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

3 Full-time Alternative Education/Special Education positions: working with students who need personalized, holistic, comprehensive supports to overcome educational and related difficulties, and realize individual strength, in a public school setting. Unique opportunity to work with a dynamic, progressive team in a K-12 district. Openings at the K-4, 7-8, and 9-12 settings.



Part-time Associate Agency Business Administrator


Submit resume, transcripts, certification and names of references to:

A Place to Grow Children’s Center 300 Pearl Street Burlington, VT 05401 Attn: Robin Rielly

Mutual of Omaha is looking for a

2005-2006 Teacher Openings

Speech Language Pathologist: full-time position for our high school level.

Child care center seeks an energetic, flexible, reliable teacher for an all-ages (6 weeks-Kindergarten) teaching position (24-40 hours/week). Hours are varied and will include some evenings (till 7:30 PM). CDA or ECE Associate preferred, experience in child care center a must. Health care, vacation, holiday and sick time benefits, 401K. Employees are eligible for holiday pay upon hire. Please call Robin at 802-862-6299 for an interview or send resume to:

Qualified candidates should possess the following:

• Basic computer knowledge including office software products such as Microsoft Office Suite. • Basic accounting and math aptitude skills.

• Strong communication skills; telephone and customer service skills. • Organization, attention to detail, analytical, problem solving and clerical support skills.

Please apply online, check out the “Careers” section at and complete an online application or fax your resume to (603) 627-2529.


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Howard Community Services

A Division of the Howard Center for Human Services 102 S. Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401

Specialized Community Support Worker


Individual needed to support an adult male with a developmental disability for 20 hours per week. Supports will take place primarily in the community and individual will be responsible to assist client with life and community-based skills. The successful candidate will need a special combination of empathy, good communication skills and a strong desire to support this gentleman in his home community. The ability to drive and meet agency criteria required. Please send cover letter and resume to Bryan Civalier, Howard Community Services, 102 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 or email For more information, call Bryan Civalier at (802) 658-1914.

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a 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. Bi-State is implementing a state/federal initiative to expand community health centers across Vermont. The Vermont Community Development Coordinator position, located in Montpelier, Vermont, will provide technical assistance and support to organizations submitting state and federal grant applications and is also the point of contact and lead developer of Vermont-specific data relative to community health center cost, quality, and access.

Training Specialist

The position also provides technical assistance to Bi-State members and communities in areas of health center expansion and development, health care financing analysis and assessment, capital financial development, partnership development and other areas as defined by the members that will assist them in developing or enhancing their primary care systems.

Seeking a responsible, creative and caring individual to provide companionship and emotional support to a young woman in South Burlington. Responsibilities include supporting her with daily living skills and assisting her to make connections within the community. Individual should possess problem-solving skills and have the ability to set boundaries. Valid driver’s license required. Looking for 25 hours/week. Hours are flexible. For more information or to apply, please contact Sophie Toolanen at 865-6172 or email SophieT@

Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in community development with health care or other related background. Travel is required. This is a full-time, exempt position. 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

Residential Instructor

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Salary requirements must be included to be considered. EOE

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Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services, Berlin VT

All of the positions above offer training, excellent compensation, benefits and the chance to join a supportive team.

Exciting Employment Opportunities Available

Shared Living Provider Needed

Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services is a nonprofit organization located in Berlin, VT, providing substance abuse services to central Vermont residents. The range of services provided includes outpatient, intensive outpatient intervention, education, and prevention and treatment services. We have the following positions available:

Case Manager/Clinician: full-time position for a Master’s level SA/MH professional. SA certification/license preferred. The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing case management and clinical treatment services to consumers served by this program. Individuals who are interested in being part of a dynamic team are encouraged to apply. Flexibility, dependability, strong communication, organizational skills and the ability to be a team player are essential. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to: Antoinette Wassmer, Personnel Manager Clara Martin Center Box G, Randolph, VT 05060



Looking for an empathetic and caring individual to work in a therapeutic residential home for adolescents. Applicants must have exceptional crisis management skills and be experienced in working with adolescents with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. This is an excellent opportunity to work with adolescents with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Attachment difficulties, while receiving clinical supervision, participating in staff meetings, and working as part of a dynamic and skilled team. Applicants must be able to work weekend hours and provide transportation for clients. Please send cover letters and resumes to Mark Margolis, MA, Howard Community Services, 102 So. Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 or call (802) 860-3579 for more information.


Howard Community Services has an ongoing need for caring and responsible team players to provide homes and support to persons with developmental disabilities. All positions offer excellent tax-free compensation, generous respite funds, rent, training and the opportunity to work with a supportive team. You must live in Chittenden County if you are interested in having a person live in your home. Contact Ben at 802-652-2114 for more information about these wonderful opportunities or for general information about this program. We currently have an opening for the following situations: • In your home: Looking for a full-time home provider for a sweet and slightly shy woman in her late 40s who enjoys shopping, crafts, and exercise. She needs assistance with life skills such as cooking, using the phone and other household responsibilities. Her family lives in the area and spends time with her as well. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to be a mentor/companion! • Shared Parenting: Seeking a couple with no pets to provide a supportive home and structured daily routine, Monday through Friday, for a 15-year-old girl. She likes sports, being outdoors, and doing arts and crafts.

On-Call Substitutes Opportunities to provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities, teens and adults, in three HCS residential homes located throughout Chittenden County and one day program located in Burlington. On-call, variable hours. Paid orientation training. This program offers an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with HCS and sometimes provides a stepping-stone to other employment opportunities. Contact Julie Corrigan at 802-658-1914 for more information. *** EOE/TTY Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply ***



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Landscape Design firm seeks

IDX has a temporary opening for a Billing Specialist in the Finance Department. Position available from now until October. Responsible for: customer contact; billing adjustments; invoice documentation, etc. Requires accounting background; attention to detail; strong verbal/written skills; strong Excel.


TRADE SHOW REP Earn great money fast working trade shows, fairs and festivals. Base pay $12/hour plus a bonus each show you work! No experience necessary, we’ll train the right person.

Apply online for Billing Specialist-Temporary 2859 at

Must be proficient in AutoCAD; design background helpful. Send resume to:

Call (802) 862-0623 for details.

IDX is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

Don't miss out.

Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design 138 Main Street Montpelier, VT 05602

Opportunity doesn't knock every day you know!


PART-TIME FACULTY Fall 2005 Semester Johnson State College is seeking a native French speaker to fill a Fall semester vacancy for a parttime French Language Lab Instructor. Classes will begin on August 29, 2005, and will end on December 19, 2005. Send resume to:

Jean Reynolds Academic Dean’s Office Johnson State College 337 College Hill Johnson, VT 05656 or email: Learn more about Johnson State College by visiting our website at JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE IS AN EOE.

2005-06 Staff Vacancies ESSEX JUNCTION SCHOOL DISTRICT • ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL We are now accepting applications for the following positions on

Social Support Coordinators Two full-time, school-year positions available to implement and assist in developing therapeutic programs, which provide intensive, remedial tutoring services focused on reintegrating and/ or integrating emotionally and behaviorally challenged students in their neighborhood schools. Position pays $13.78/hour for 6.5 hours/ day, and has an excellent benefits package available. SchoolSpring (Job ID 7171).

Administrative Secretary Full-time school year position to coordinate and carry out a variety of clerical/secretarial administrative tasks related to the Special Education Department. Pays $10.88/hour, 7 hours a day, with excellent benefit package available. SchoolSpring (Job ID 7115).

For additional information and application requirements, please visit our website at (click on Job Opportunities) EOE

Online @ CATALOGSEASONAL ASSISTANT ALL FULFILLMENT/SHIPPING POSITIONS S H E L B U R N E Come work on the Farm! Seeking Heart-Healthy Inn: All positions in: it highly organized, dependable,“do FARMS player to take lead on fulall” team • Dining Room Employment!


To apply,send resumé to: Scott Buckingham Director, Farm Products 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT 05482

Saturday MARCH 27

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Welcome Center

filling/shipping orders of our award• Kitchen winning farmstead cheddar cheese. • Front Desk Physically demanding. Ideal canditimeto Auditor - part date •will also be willing and able take orders, provide top-notch cusWelcome Center: service, and assist with inventomer Previous shiptory management. • Guest Services & ping and/or catalog experience as Sales Associates well as a commitment to Shelburne Farms’mission Specialof “cultivating Eventsa conservation ethic” desirable! •

Special Events Associate


Online @ • Buildings & 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT 985-8442

Grounds Maintenance

Shared Living Provider Opportunities Weekend We are seeking dedicated applicants for a rewarding position supporting an active, engaging individual in the community and in his Burlington home. Weekend position begins either Friday evening or Saturday morning and continues through Monday morning at 7 am. This position includes a generous stipend, “asleep” overnights (he likes to sleep in!) and additional support from VNA for assistance with personal care. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity working with a dynamic individual and supportive team, please send resume and cover letter to: c/o Elizabeth Sightler,, or call 655-0511 for more information.

Full-time We are also looking for an active, caring and responsible couple or individual to provide home supports for a young man with a developmental disability. This is a live-in position which includes a generous stipend and respite. If you are a self-starter, have experience with and/or are interested in working with disabled adults, then please apply to join our team. Please send resume and cover letter to or CVS, c/o Al Frugoli at:

CVS 512 Troy Avenue, Suite 1 Colchester, VT 05446

NAEYC Accredited child care program serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is in need of an energetic individual to join our team full-time. Prior experience in group childcare is required. We are seeking a light-hearted, flexible individual with a nurturing, child-centered approach. Strong relationship-building ability, positive guidance skills, and the motivation to grow professionally are essential. We offer a supportive, lively work environment with competitive wages/ benefits, including health insurance and paid leave. Cover letter and resume to:

Child Care Resource 181 Commerce St., Williston, VT 05495.


SALARY RANGE $52,000 - $58,000 The Town of Essex, Vermont, a growing suburban community (population approximately 19,500) is seeking a highly motivated professional to manage a five-person department. The director initiates activities to implement the Town Plan and oversees the development review process in the Town. Responsibilities will include: preparation of bylaw amendments, streamlining of review process and implementation of a progressive town plan and economic development plan. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to interact effectively and balance the different objectives of town officials, citizens, environmentalists, business and development interests and co-workers. Candidate will also have demonstrated ability in the implementation of longrange plans. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. B.A. or B.S. in planning, public administration or related field. Master’s degree and AICP preferred. Four years of related supervisory experience. EEC/AA and ADA Resume to:

Patrick Scheidel Town Manager c/o Personnel 81 Main Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 Position open until filled. For a complete job description please visit Town of Essex web page at




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EMPLOYMENT The Baird Center for Children and Families A Division of the Howard Center for Human Services

Awake Overnight Residential Counselors Jarrett House Full-time, awake overnight position available in our innovative, shortterm (Jarrett House) residential treatment program for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Prior experience with this population/human services coursework required. Please send resume to Coleen Lillie at the address below.

Full-time Residential Counselor Cabot House Position available in our innovative, residential treatment program (Cabot House) for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Please send resume to Prudence Trombly at the address below.

The Baird Center for Children and Families 1138 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 863-1326 • EOE/TTY * Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (Economic Development) Energetic, community oriented individual with excellent communication skills is needed to assist in the development of economic opportunities for Burlington residents by providing financial and technical assistance to local businesses. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree and experience in managing/owning a business. For a complete description, or to apply, visit our website at www.hrjobs. or contact Human Resources at 802-865-7145. If interested, send resume, cover letter and City of Burlington Application by July 21, 2005 to: HR Dept, 131 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

EOE COTS Employment Opportunities

Children’s Program Specialist

AmeriCorps Positions:

Daystation Staff

Focus on building trusting relationships to empower homeless individuals transitioning from homelessness to housing. Engage homeless adults through one-on-one and group interactions to increase self-esteem, assist with advocacy, coordinate educational and social events, and provide for basic needs.

Focus on development and implementation of children’s programming within homeless family shelter.

Seeking organized, creative, self-directed individuals with excellent communication and advocacy skills. All positions include recruiting and training volunteers.

ROUTE SALES DRIVER (Full-time, Waterbury) We are looking for someone to schedule deliveries and sale of products to all direct store delivery accounts assigned. This full-time position is available immediately, working 40+ hours per week, and is based out of our Waterbury, VT’s Finest Distribution facility. We require a high school diploma or equivalent with previous sales and service of frozen foods experience preferable along with familiarity with a handheld computer system. Must possess Class “B” CDL (or willingness to obtain one); have a safe, clean driving record to meet and maintain D.O.T. driving and physical certification. Ability to work flexible hours with extensive local travel approx. 85% along with ability to routinely lift 25-50 lbs and occasional weekly overnight stay are musts.

AmeriCorps Positions: Full-time benefits include $11,611 living allowance, $4725 education award and health insurance. Half-time AmeriCorp position

Creative, energetic, and dependable individual wanted to assist marginally housed individuals and families trying to stabilize their housing, and to assist homeless individuals and families transitioning into housing. This half-time AmeriCorps position requires a Bachelor’s degree, excellent communication skills, an ability to work with a diverse client base and basic word processing and Internet skills. Please send completed resume, cover letter and two references to address below.

Employment Opportunities:


Daystation Staff

Focus on building trusting relationships to empower homeless individuals transitioning from homelessness to housing. Engage homeless adults through one-on-one and group interactions to increase self-esteem, assist with advocacy, coordinate educational and social events, and provide for basic needs. Seeking organized, creative, self-directed individuals with excellent communication and advocacy skills.

Shelter Staff Positions

P/T position available at our Family Shelter. Responsibilities include working with families in shelter to maintain a safe and supportive living environment. Strong communication and crisis management skills a must.

Family Shelter Coordinator

Dynamic, creative and organized individual to manage our shelter for homeless families. Must be able to develop and implement new programs and provide supervision and direction to shelter staff. Excellent communication and crisis management skills necessary. MSW and 3-5 years experience preferred.

(Full-time, Waterbury) We are looking for someone to process financial and inventory transactions for sales made by Vermont’s Finest distribution. We require a High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 1-3 years accounting experience or B.A degree. Excellent math, computer and communication skills are musts. We offer a progressive benefits package that includes the usual stuff. You will receive 3 free pints of Vermont’s finest all natural super premium ice cream and frozen yogurt per day! Be sure to check our Ben & Jerry’s website at for job descriptions and other openings, or call our Job Information Line at (802) 8461543 x7584#. Please respond in writing or email or fax (802) 846-1520 with resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. P.O. Box 240 Waterbury, Vermont 05476 ATTN: HR

Send resume and cover letter to:

Helen Oetjen, COTS P.O. Box 1616 Burlington, VT 05402 No phone calls accepted. EOE

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EMPLOYMENT Take on the challenge of home care! Lamoille Home Health and Hospice has the following openings: Clinical Director – RN: This full-time position requires 2 plus years of management experience, computer expertise, an addiction to regulations and statistic gathering, and a commitment to total quality improvement. Intake Nurse – LPN: 10 am - 2 pm Monday-Friday. Customer service, comfort with computer use and attention to detail a must. Long-term Care – RN: This 20-25 hour position requires a passion for case management, a respect for older folks and persons of all ages with chronic illnesses, and computer savvy. Being highly organized and loving back-road driving helps, too.

For more details, call 802-888-4651 or email your resume to

4 employment ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: 20-24 hours weekly. QuickBooks and Microsoft Access experience req. Good writing skills, Microsoft FrontPage experience and DeskTop Publishing skills helpful. Send resume to Green Mountain Natural Health, 61 Elm St., Montpelier, VT 06502. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Good keyboarding and computer skills, familiar with Internet, arrange flight schedules. Full-time, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. $8/hour. 660-8888. ATTENTION: Looking for excellent PT income? Dancers wanted. Will train the right people. College girls welcome to apply. Call 802-355-7380 or 802-865-3357. CARPENTERS: General Contractor seeks reliable, hard-working individuals for full-time, year-round work. Work includes rough framing to fine finish carpentry. Highend residential. Please call 309-1117. CERTIFIED MEDICAL BILLER/CODER needed for busy medical office. Experience necessary. Resume and references to: MFH, 44 Collin Dr., Middlebury, VT 05753. DANCERS WANTED to perform at bachelor parties, birthdays and private parties. No experience necessary. 802-658-1464. DRIVERS WITH LATEMODEL vehicles possessing entertainment and MC qualities wanted to host shows with exotic dancers. 802658-1464. EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: Laborers, Truck Drivers, immediate openings, generous compensation. Kingsbury Construction Co., Inc., fax resume 802-496-2212 or call 802-496-2205. EXPOSE YOURSELF: With one simple phone call, you can reach up to 17 million young, active and educated readers in more than 100 newspapers just like this one. Go to or call this newspaper for more information. (AAN CAN) FACILITIES SPECIALIST (HVAC) #2885 with IDX Systems: Min. Journeyman required. Apply www.idx. com. IDX is an EEO/AAP employer.

HAIRSTYLIST NEEDED: Part-time or full-time. Busy downtown Burlington location. Call 518-588-8869, leave message. IMMEDIATE OPENING: Program Coordinator, Rutland/Addison RSVP, foster Grandparent Program and The Volunteer Connection, Middlebury Office, 282 Boardman St. (Community Services Building), Middlebury, VT. Part-time, 30 hours per week. The successful candidate should have demonstrated the ability to work with seniors and volunteers of all ages in a nonprofit community service organization. The position requires a person who can establish and network with local service providers in all areas of human service including ducation partners, health care partners, art partners and human service partners. The ideal candidate should be computer proficient in document applications, spreadsheets and database programs. Must have a valid driver’s license as some local travel is necessary. Duties include managing the daily operation of the Addison County RSVP/FGP/Volunteer Connection programs, recruiting and managing a large volunteer pool, developing and implementing programs that respond to community needs in collaboration with other Addison County service providers, financial management and record keeping, grant preparation skills, public relations and presentation activities. Send resumes to Human Resources Dept., Rutland Area Community Programs, 78 South Main St., Rutland, VT 05701 or contact Nan Hart by calling 775-8220 for more details. JANITORIAL: General cleaners needed for part-time positions for an upscale retail store. Must have a clean police report. EOE Outsource Partners, 1-866529-2095, ext. #4. MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGER needed: BA/BS and/or RN degree. Excellent people and computer skills. Resume and references to: MFH, 44 Collins Dr., Middlebury, VT 05753. MOON STUDIO DAY SPA now hiring stylists/cosmetologists. Call 985-9949 or stop by.

PAINTER: 2 years interior experience. Neat, reliable. Local work. Call Lafayette Painting, 863-5397. PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT: Looking for an organized, people-oriented office assistant for 20-30 hours per week. One weekend day a must! Duties include answering phones, computer knowledge, ability to problem solve and take initiative. Send resume and cover letter to Flynn Avenue Self Storage, 199 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. PRODUCTION POSITIONS available in our Screen Printing and Embroidery departments. Join our team in providing custom apparel to clients like MTV, Pepsi, Magic Hat, and B&J’s. Advancement opportunities. Great “Air Conditioned” work environment. Benefits include health, vacation, holiday pay and 401k. Apply at Select Design, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington. RESPONSIBLE, female caregiver needed to work Tuesday and Thursday awake overnights, 12-hour shifts, $10/hour. Call HomeShare Vermont, 802-863-0274 or visit www.homesharever SOUS CHEF: Lively, historic inn with two restaurants and function facility seeks an experienced culinary professional with supervisory skills for this newly created position. Flexible schedule required (days/nights/weekends). Salary based on experience, benefits provided, housing available. Please send resume to Steven Truso, Executive Chef, Green Mountain Inn, PO Box 60, Stowe, VT 05672. 802-2534400, ext. 614, email WOODBURY MOUNTAIN TOYS is hiring: Part-time retail sales. Please pick up application in person at 24 State St., Montpelier, VT. No phone calls. YANKEE TATTOO SEEKING long-term, part-time receptionist. We’re looking for help from noon - 8 p.m., Sundays and Mondays or Mondays and Tuesdays. These hours are non-negotiable. This is not a summer job. Serious applicants please apply in person. Questions? 862-3328.

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT VLCT has an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent creative skills and technical expertise. The Communications Assistant, reporting to the Communications Coordinator, is a newly created position that helps design and produce high-quality publications and communication products that serve our municipal membership. Requirements include: Ability to manage time and shifting priorities and work well with internal clients, attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, solid grasp of graphic design principles, knowledge of pre-press and printing techniques, proficiency in computers and graphics software including MS Office, Adobe PageMaker, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent combination of training and experience is required. See for complete job description. VLCT offers a pleasant office environment in downtown Montpelier. We provide excellent benefits and some flexibility in work hours is possible. Please email cover letter, resume and list of three references with “Communications” as subject by July 18th to: An Equal Opportunity Employer

7 D c l a s s i f i e d s . c o m The Baird Center for Children and Families A Division of the Howard Center for Human Services

Children’s Outpatient Clinician Seeking FT experienced therapist to provide counseling services to children, adolescents, and families. Master’s degree required in relevant field with VT licensure desired. Candidates with demonstrated skills in individual, family, and group work strongly preferred. Must be competent and efficient with clinical documentation and all paperwork. Independent nature of work balanced by positive work environment, skilled team of clinicians, and many opportunities for training and consultation. Pursuit of LADC favorable and supported by organization. Some evening hours expected to meet the needs of students and working caregivers. Please send cover letter and resume to Beth Holden, Outpatient Director, Baird Center, 1138 Pine St., Burlington, VT 05401 by July 15.

School Social Work Opportunities Seeking experienced full- and part-time school social workers for the 2005-2006 school year in partnership with Chittenden County elementary, middle, and high schools. Candidates should possess strong case management, clinical and group facilitation skills, and be strong team players. Preferred applicants should have a MSW (Master’s degree required), experience with schools, family outreach, parent education, consultation as well as collaborative expertise. Please send cover letter and resume to Kym Asam, Coordinator of School Services, Baird Center, 1138 Pine St., Burlington, VT 05401.

The Baird Center for Children and Families 1138 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 863-1326 • EOE/TTY * Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

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