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Imagine my astonishment when I turned the page in Seven Days and saw the steeple of the brick meetinghouse where I am a minister depicted as a flaccid penis. An arresting image to accompany the article “Sex and the Queen City,” [October 6], certainly. Respectful? No, but it provides an alternative view to the hundreds of printed images and thousands of tourist’s pictures taken of the iconic, beautiful First UU Society meetinghouse at the top of Church Street. Artist Sean Metcalf has broken new ground, but did we need to go there? A picture of this building with our rainbow banner calling for marriage equality spanning the Church St. doorway would have provided a more pertinent and characteristic image, to my mind. [Seven Days reporter] Sarah Tuff could have made mention in her article on sex in our fair city of the pioneering role this congregation has played and continues to play in securing and celebrating equal rights for all genders. Or she could have noted Planned Parenthood, which members of this Society founded. Folks who aren’t even members here send their youth to our nationally acclaimed Unitarian Universalist religious education program on sexuality. But let us look on the upside. Perhaps Seven Days and readers would like to make a donation to the First UU Society


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I’m so happy the people who deface the property of others [were] honored by the Shelburne Art Center [“Wall to Canvas,” October 6]. I am down with it! The emotions I experience every time a street artist chooses to decorate my building are deep and varied. I certainly am shaken out of my humdrum, day-to-day routine! Take, for instance, last year when at long last, after thousands of dollars and countless hours scraping, gouging out loose mortar, pointing bricks, sealing, priming and painting, I came out within about a week of being done and found two tags on my place. Can you imagine my emotional response? Thankfully, the street artist had disappeared, or today I would probably have a probation officer or still be confined. For assault. Imagine: me at 57 attacking some person with a spray can. Sheesh! Well, let’s just say the Shelburne Art Center has shown me how infantile

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Can’t wait to hit the slopes? Snow’s not in the air — yet — but it is on the screen, at least when MSP Films presents its latest film, The Way I See It, at Higher Ground Ballroom. Live vicariously as some of the world’s top skiers carve powder from British Columbia to Switzerland to Alaska. You’ll be on the mountains soon enough. SEE CLUB LISTING ON PAGE 74


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Brian Posehn calls himself the “Slayer of comedy,” and he is actually killing it, from standup appearances on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” to skits on “The Sarah Silverman Program.” He’ll bust out new material — including some from his latest album, Fart and Wiener Jokes — at the Higher Ground Ballroom on Friday.

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Emotions run high, on and off the stage, in Judith Keller’s new drama, Funny Feeling.. The gutsy content — a grandmother is suspected of child pornography — certainly packs a punch, but the high-caliber New York cast (including Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz and “The Sopranos” star Ray Abruzzo) is also causing a stir. Vermont actors join them in a staged reading, the play’s public premiere, this Saturday.


The Ground Game

his is it, folks: Two more weeks to go before November 2, and the race for governor is neck and neck — statistically — between Republican BRIAN DUBIE and Democrat PETER SHUMLIN. Every decision counts right now, and the campaigns will continue to attack, er, “reach out” to voters through TV ads, mailings, phone calls and one-on-one visits. A quick look at the race: Vermont Public Radio’s recent “Vermont Poll” found Dubie leading Shumlin 44-43, with 5 percent of voters opting for one of the independent candidates and 8 percent still “undecided.” Mason-Dixon Polling and Research of Washington, D.C., conducted the poll by calling 625 Vermonters. Its margin of error is 4 percent. A phone survey conducted one month ago by Rasmussen Reports put Shumlin ahead of Dubie, 49-46. The margin of error in that poll was 4.5 percentage points. That’s not a good scenario for Dubie, who had a clear path in the race for governor while Shumlin fended off four challengers and blew through hundreds of thousands of dollars in the primary. Speaking of money, the latest fundraising reports also provide some clues about the physics of the race. Dubie had raked in $1.35 million as of October 15, while Shumlin raised a total of $1.13 million — $225,000 of which is a personal loan. Yet Shumlin raised a whopping $490,000 in the past 30 days, compared to a paltry $58,000 in the month prior. That’s almost triple Dubie’s take




of $172,000 in the same time period; Dubie raised $150,000 in the 30 days before that. The numbers indicate that Shumlin is gaining momentum while Dubie may be peaking. Dubie holds a 16-point lead among self-identified independents, according to the VPR poll. Sounds good. He’s also got plenty of volunteers and paid campaign staff knocking on doors




throughout Vermont. So far, they’ve hit 75,000 households. It’s a page right out of the political playbook of Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT) — perhaps the best grassroots campaigner in Vermont history, and the guy Dubie considered challenging in 2006. Meanwhile, Sanders is stumping for Shumlin all over the state this week. The Dem’s team is putting its money into volunteer phone banks and relying on the state Democratic Party’s get-out-thevote operation (GOTV) which is usually far superior to the Vermont GOP’s. A group of labor and environmental groups, along with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, will announce this week an unprecedented independent GOTV effort: Knock on at least 50,000 doors, make 225,000

personal phone calls to voters and blanket the state with 200,000 pieces of mail in support of Shumlin. The Democratic National Committee is pumping millions of dollars into getout-the-vote efforts, in hopes of making first-time 2008 voters into second-time 2010 voters. In Vermont, there were 40,000 first-time voters in 2008, according to JESSE BRAGG, the Vermont director of Organizing for America. “Our goal is to make those first-time voters have as much interest in statewide races — right on down to special elections for city council — as they did in coming out for BARACK OBAMA in 2008,” said Bragg.

The A-Bomb

Do women’s reproductive rights matter in the Vermont governor’s race? Vermont Public Radio’s poll found only 1 percent of respondents think so, but that isn’t preventing Peter Shumlin and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England from launching ads criticizing Brian Dubie’s conservative social views. Dubie and his campaign have repeatedly said Roe v. Wade is “settled” law and that he would not change how the state pays for reproductive health through Medicaid and other public health programs. Shumlin and the pro-choice contingent supporting him aren’t buying it. Dubie insists that jobs and the economy are his top priorities. Republican CHRIS CHRISTIE told New Jersey voters the same thing on the campaign trail in 2009. Christie told reporters he was prolife but would not use the governor’s

office to “force that down people’s throats.” Solving the state’s fiscal crisis was more important. Once in office, Christie slashed funding for family planning and reproductive health, blaming it all on the fiscal crisis. New Jersey lawmakers balked at the $7.5 million cut and replaced the money. Christie then vetoed the budget, but the legislature couldn’t muster the two-thirds majority to override the veto and the cuts stayed in place. At least four clinics have closed, and two more have severely curtailed their hours. Could that happen in Vermont? The state spends more than $1.5 million on state and federal family planning. “We don’t know for sure, because he keeps brushing aside questions about where he stands when it comes to women’s reproductive rights,” said JILL KROWINSKI, PPNNE’s director of communications. PPNNE’s Action Fund is spending $70,000 this week to let voters know Dubie is out of touch with mainstream Vermont views on family planning and reproductive rights. The group may spend even more next week on ads, said Krowinski. “Brian Dubie doesn’t understand reproductive health care services are a basic part of women’s health care,” said Krowinski. “Women have fought for these rights, and it’s too bad that we constantly have to have these battles.”

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to 80, according to UN investigators. Pierre Mujomba, another refugee from Congo living in Burlington, has helped organize four Dear Hillary chapters. He has also arranged for 500 of the birthday cards to be signed by women in eastern Congo and another 100 by refugees in Europe. “We’ve approached local Congolese with offers of help,” Gagne recounts, “but they’ve told us, ‘We’re fine. You should focus on what’s happening in Congo.’” Which is what Gagne has been

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At least, that’s how HAMP is supposed to work. In practice, Vermonters who’ve experienced the program firsthand say its implementation has been a disaster. Dawna Hammers is among them. The 51-year-old songwriter and music teacher lives with her dog in a cozy, two-bedroom ranch with a white picket fence beside the railroad track in Shelburne. Among the messages plastered on her Jeep’s bumper is an Obama sticker that reads, “Keep the dream alive.” Lately, that’s been a real challenge for Hammers. When she bought the house in July 2005, she assumed it was a great way to “get her foot into the real-estate door.” Hammers’ monthly mortgage payments were high but still affordable on her full-time salary as a school music teacher, because of extra income she earned giving lessons on the side. Then the recession hit, and Hammers

“Well, everything wasn’t fine,” she says. Though Hammers continued making her lower monthly payments on time, she started getting delinquency notices from the new bank, which she declined to identify because she is trying to resolve the problem. Every time she called to straighten out the error, Hammers claims, she’d be shuffled from one employee to another, never talking to the same person twice, often leaving messages that went unreturned. Over the summer, the new lender finally notified Hammers that she wasn’t eligible for the permanently reduced mortgage rate. Adding insult to injury, the bank told her she must pay back all the money she’d “saved,” plus interest, in one lump sum — more than $4000 — or the bank would begin foreclosure proceedings. Hammers didn’t have the money. “I haven’t missed one payment, not one payment, despite all my struggling for two years,” she says. “But because I applied for this one program, I’ve been thrown into foreclosure.” Such stories are common, according to Grace Pazdan, staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid. In the last several months, her office has received at least five or six new HAMP cases every week.




hile thousands of people in other states have lost their homes in the national mortgage crisis, local politicians have touted Vermont’s relatively low foreclosure rate — 50th in the nation, according to RealtyTrac, a website that tracks state-by-state foreclosure rates. But not everyone in Vermont is celebrating. A federal program designed to help struggling Green Mountain homeowners has had the opposite effect: It’s forced many into foreclosure, including people who are gainfully employed and have never missed a mortgage payment. The Home Affordable Modification Program was created by the Obama administration to allow income-qualified homeowners to renegotiate the terms of their loans. Following a three-month trialand-review period, they’re permanently assigned a lower monthly rate.

got laid off. As the economy withered, so did her outside income from students whose own families were feeling the pinch. Hammers tried to sell her house — unsuccessfully. Then she rented it out, but not for enough to cover her mortgage payments. “I’ve been working four part-time jobs ever since, working some days from five in the morning to 11 at night, literally scrubbing toilets and wiping people’s bottoms, because I work with Alzheimer’s patients,” she says. “It’s been hard, but I’m really committed to keeping this place.” In April, Hammers thought her prayers had been answered. She heard about HAMP and was conditionally accepted into the program. Her mortgage payments were subsequently lowered by almost $600 a month. “I could finally breathe a sigh of relief, because I didn’t have any money left over for food or gas or anything,” she says. But Hammers’ relief was short lived. A month later, her mortgage holder, Universal Mortgage Corporation, filed for bankruptcy, and her note was sold to another lender. Concerned about how this might affect her HAMP eligibility, Hammers contacted the new bank and was told everything was fine.

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REAL ESTATE Some of Pazdan’s clients have had foreclosure proceedings initiated while they were still waiting for their HAMP applications to be reviewed — a violation of the program’s rules. Others are in the same predicament as Hammers: They were temporarily accepted into HAMP, only to have the rug pulled out from under them when their permanent eligibility was denied. Does the problem stem from HAMP or its lenders? Both, says Pazdan. While she’s documented a variety of abuses by national mortgage servicers — including lost or repeated requests for financial documents, erroneous or contradictory information provided to mortgagees, and so on — the problem appears to originate with the lenders and the program itself. “No one’s enforcing this HAMP program, and there’s no transparency, so homeowners aren’t getting the benefit of it, even when they might be eligible,” Pazdan says. “It’s been quite a mess.” Kafkaesque is more like it. Gerrit Holmes, 35, lives with his wife and two children in a two-story colonial on Otter

Creek in Vergennes, which the couple bought in 2003. About a year ago, Bank of America, which owns their mortgage, sent the family a brochure inviting them to apply for HAMP. Holmes applied and was accepted into the program. The family’s monthly payments were lowered by almost $600. However, each month Holmes’ wife spotted a note on the bank statement indicating they were behind on their payments. So each month, Holmes, who until last year was an accountant, contacted the bank to verify his outstanding balance. Time and again he was told that the ledger would be corrected once they were permanently accepted into HAMP. But on August 4, a certified letter arrived at the house, informing Holmes that his house was already in foreclosure. “No notice, no warning, nothing,” he says. “From that day, it’s literally been a nightmare. Every department I speak to has different information.” For example, two months ago Holmes asked a Bank of America representative

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what he could do to stop the foreclosure proceedings. He claims he was told that if he paid 25 percent of the money he owed from his trial period in HAMP — in excess of $12,000 — he could qualify for a different rate-modification program. So Holmes liquidated his 401(k), the only money he had. But when he called the bank to ask where to send his check, a different rep told him that the first rep had “misinformed” him and that, in fact, he didn’t qualify for the rate-modification program after all. “Even if I sent them $10,000 right now, they’d still send it back to me until they get the [full] amount of money,” he says. “I feel like they have me in this grip ... But to them, we’re just a little blip on their computer screen.” For a time, it seemed some relief had arrived. Last week, attorneys general in all 50 states launched a joint investigation into the fraudulent foreclosure practices of some of the nation’s largest lenders, including Bank of America. Since then, however, BA has recommenced foreclosure proceedings in 23 states, including Vermont. But the problems that precipitated that investigation — so-called “robo-signing” of foreclosure documents, in which thousands of foreclosures were allegedly approved without even a cursory review — are largely unrelated to the HAMP mess, Legal Aid’s Pazdan points out. She says HAMP is part of a much larger problem plaguing the mortgage industry. That’s no comfort to the program’s Vermont victims. This year alone, more than 100 families have contacted the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders to report “horror stories” of lenders giving out false or


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t’s curtains for CHRIS HADSEL. Curtains and more curtains, all the time. No, not the Martha Stewart Living types, but rather the mural-esque, roll-down versions that once hung in just about every opera house, music hall and grange around Vermont and beyond in the 19th century through the first few decades of the 20th. Burlington-based Hadsel is the director of the VERMONT PAINTED THEATER CURTAIN PROJECT, which, over the past 10 years, has uncovered 185 of them. But just when she thought she and her team were done with Vermont — they’d reached the end of the National Endowment for the Arts grant that’s been funding the conservation — Hadsel came upon another curtain with a Burlington connection at an auction in Maine. And goodness knows she’s never met a theater curtain she didn’t want to take home and give some love, not to mention try to decipher its story. Last month Hadsel brought the serendipitous find — for which she paid $500 plus commission — to Burlington City Hall to officially unfold it in Contois Auditorium. The curtain is 18 by 15 feet, and her living room just isn’t big enough, she says. Hadsel knew that the curtain’s artwork depicts a scene, both real and fanciful, from Church Street. The real elements: Bruhn Office Equipment (owned by forebears of PRESERVATION TRUST OF VERMONT executive director PAUL BRUHN, who alerted Hadsel to the Maine auction), menswear shop Shepard & Hamelle, and LIPPA’S JEWELERS, still in business on Church Street today. An ad on an overheard blimp in the painting touts the Vermont Mattress Company. A few ads from businesses elsewhere in Vermont — including St. Albans and

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Newport — appear on the curtain, too. The painter would have sold ads into “these different pockets — a flag, a banner, a blimp, a statue,” Hadsel explains. “A salesman would have gone around and sold the ads and, when they were sold, for $5 to $15 each, they’d paint the curtain … One thing I noticed is, there are no telephone numbers on this one,” she adds. “But phone numbers must have come to Burlington by the 1920s.” Other than the presence, or mention, of the stores, the mural shows “a generic street,” Hadsel says. The fanciful elements in this circa 1930 curtain include a Statue of Liberty and Joan of Arc on a huge horse. Hadsel suggests a local historical society may want to research “what the curtain tells them.” Another mystery to be solved: how it ended up in Maine. Hadsel explains that scenic curtains were generally made for a specific stage and stayed there. Which is why she’s found so many of them rolled up and stuffed into forgotten theater cubbyholes. The curtain’s Queen City references piqued the interest of Mayor BOB KISS; he’s said he’ll make a resolution endorsing it, according to Hadsel. After all, these functional paintings have been recognized as national treasures. If the conservation goes well, this one will be ready to unroll at Contois — where it fits perfectly, Hadsel observes — during First Night this year. For that to happen, the fundraising must get underway — the restoration will cost about $8000, she estimates. But the new fundraising campaign is not just for this curtain, which will be restored by Vermont-based conservators M.J. DAVIS and SUKI FREDERICKS. “Now that we’ve basically finished Vermont,” says

at Here’s a sampling: JOHN BILLINGSLEY, a Westford composer and recording engineer, codirected Liemba. The documentary takes viewers to remote Lake Tanganyika, where Africa’s last steamship, built in 1913, still ferries freight and passengers. REBECCA WEISMAN of East Dorset, a

The painted curtain revealed in Contois Auditorium.

Hadsel, “we changed the name from Vermont [Painted] Theater Curtain Project to CURTAINS WITHOUT BORDERS.” And with that catchy handle, Hadsel and crew will take on the country: Curtain surveys in Maine and upstate New York have already begun. “We’ll have all of New England done by 2011,” she predicts. “Then we want to go national.” Meanwhile, the latest acquisition is “folded up and sitting on my dining

room table until we can restore it,” Hadsel says. “This curtain is the crowning jewel. I never thought we’d find one from Burlington.”

site-specific installation artist, made “Imagine Him Happy,” a 17-minute experimental film in which a man’s repeated climbing of a Vermont mountain reveals “new perspectives on nature.” It screens on October 24 with The Sparrow and the Tigress, a feature shot at Coney Island by Billy Sharff of Cornish, N.H., with original music by Ornette Coleman. The stars of the seven short films

include road cones, wire and puppets — the last two through the magic of stop-motion animation. (Their directors are TIM JOY, DANIEL SPARLING and JAN KAIM, respectively.) MICHAEL FISHER’s “Backwater” and RICHARD WATERHOUSE’s “Respect for Acting” are among the other selections.


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McDonald and James, both in their late twenties, really aren’t meatheads at all. They laid the foundation for their Burlington-based film company while still undergrads at the University of Vermont. A year after graduating in 2004, they incorporated. Now the partners do two productions a year: a fulllength Meathead film and a 30-minute promotion for stowe Mountain ResoRt. Most ski film companies in the U.S. head west, looking to capture the massive peaks and lush powder that East Coast skiers can only dream about. But McDonald and James believed from the start they had all the inspiration they needed right here in Vermont. Their films aim to capture the toughness of East Coast skiers, who put up

McDonald says. A Japanese guide led them to secret backcountry spots while the snow dumped and dumped. “And then, in typical Northeast fashion, it rained,” McDonald says with a laugh. “We had to roll with the punches.” Even if you’re not into skiing, the film has a kind of mesmerizing effect. It’s not just trick after trick; the Meatheads slow it down with closeups of wet, falling snow and lush vistas. They shoot on high-quality film, and it shows. “Film brings out a look that you cannot re-create with the hard-edged digital image,” McDonald says. “It has this fluid look to it.” Meathead Films aims to take the film on a 60-stop tour through the U.S. and Québec, and then hit the slopes with the COuRTESy OF MEATHEAd FIlMS


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with crappy weather, huge sheets of ice and a narrow window of snowfall for the love of the sport. “The East Coast ski community is pretty hardcore and pretty dedicated to getting out there early, no matter what the conditions,” says McDonald. This year’s release, Meathead’s ninth, focuses on the mid-Atlantic, which got lots more snow than Vermont did last winter. In addition to D.C., the filmmakers shot in unlikely locations such as Baltimore and New Jersey. When the snow still wasn’t falling in the Green Mountains, they headed even farther east — to Hokkaido, Japan. The area is renowned for having some of the best powder skiing in the world, and, when the Meatheads arrived, it was perfect,

cameras to do it all over again. After last year’s adventure in Japan, the two are psyched to include a trip abroad in all their films from now on. But they’ll stay rooted in the American east. “We want to take East Coast skiers to other parts of the world to show that we can ski just as well anywhere else,” McDonald says. m Work It Out by Meathead Films. Screening on Friday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Ackley Auditorium at Green Mountain College in poultney. Free. Info, 871-5133.


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“Always,” I said with a chuckle. “So, are you taking classes at Goddard?” “Yes, I’m working on my BA in the arts. They offer a low-residency program where I only have to be on campus a few weeks a year. This is perfect for me, because I’m a professional dancer and choreographer.” “Sounds great. What kind of dance — modern, classical?” “Classical ballet. I’m based in Chicago, but I’ve danced all over the country. The world, really.” “Well, I am impressed and jealous. When I was a kid, for a couple years I wanted to be a dancer after seeing the movie West Side Story. You know — right after the credits, where the guys in the gang are hanging around the school yard, and then, as they walk down the street, one by one they break into dance. I thought that was the coolest thing I ever saw.” In the rearview mirror, I watched Trevor break into a knowing smile. He said, “I’ve heard that story many times. That was the great Jerome Robbins who schoreographed the dance pieces in both the play and the movie. He’s responsible for inspiring many a would-be dancer.” “Hey, I’ve always wondered about the creative process of choreography. Do you, like, sit in a room thinking up the dance routine and somehow transcribe it onto paper, or do you get with a bunch of dancers and create the dance with them? You know what I mean — moving ’em around like pawns on a chessboard.” Trevor chuckled and said, “Different choreographers work in different ways. I tend to work with the dancers right from the beginning.” “Do you have one special dancer who is, like, your muse? You know — like Gwen Verdon was for Bob Fosse.” “I do. I work all the time with a dancer

who is … how can I put it? … inside my skin. We don’t even have to actually talk; she just knows exactly what I’m going for. It’s quite wonderful.” It remained foggy through the Bolton Flats, but not so thick as to render the high beams counterproductive. I’ve been driving this highway for so long, I know every curve and dip like it was my driveway. On such a dreary night, it was nice to share the vehicle with a friendly soul like Trevor. “Could I ask you about casting? Ballet is so bound in European tradition; have you ever felt like you’ve lost roles on a racial basis? Or are things more enlightened these days, and they cast color blind?”

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“I’ve heard that story many tImes.” “Interesting question … I’ll tell you what — I just don’t give it much thought, because the casting of a part is all so subjective. I will say that black men are in major companies dancing leading roles all over the country. The problem is with black women. There’s Aesha Ash and maybe one or two others. It’s really a shame. I think the casting people are stuck in stereotypes that black ballerinas can’t measure up to, like, they don’t embody some supposed ‘ethereal quality’ or ‘purity.’ It’s really all bullshit.” Trevor didn’t come across as angry; he was simply breaking it down for me. Life is a hard road for every one of us, often cruel and unfair. But, as a person who gets bent out of shape if somebody looks at me

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ainstorms had pelted New England for nearly a full week, taking their toll on the airline schedules. As I took the turn into Burlington Airport on a late weekday night, I beheld an airfield moorlike in its vaporous drizzle. United’s website said my guy’s flight was on time, but I was doubtful. Fingers crossed, I entered the terminal. “It’s circling,” said the ticket agent at the counter when I gave her the flight number. “Oh, crap,” I groaned. “So they may divert?” It’s called “customer service,” but after a long day contending with disgruntled — if not hostile — customers, the service aspect can wear thin. “What can I tell you?” the blue-uniformed woman replied, her impatience seeping through. “Some of the flights have managed to land, while others have diverted. With this weather, it’s minute by minute. The ceiling keeps changing.” Fair enough, I thought. In my job, killing time at the airport comes with the territory. But the next moment, I heard the muffled rumble of a plane dropping onto the runway. I scooted over to the United arrival gate and took up my position, sign in hand: “T. Harrington.” Ten minutes later, a handsome and stylishly dressed black man, perhaps 30 years of age, came through the doors and made eye contact. “That’s me,” he said, extending a hand with a smile. “I’m Trevor.” As we shook, I said, “I’m Jernigan, and I’ll be taking you to Goddard College.” There was no speeding on the wet and foggy roads, so I settled into a leisurely pace for the ride out to Plainfield. Trevor sat on the right side in the backseat, texting on what looked like a BlackBerry. As we eased onto the interstate, he laughed and said, “Well, my partner wanted me to tell you to drive carefully.”

the wrong way, I can’t even imagine what a black person in our culture has to transcend on a daily basis. With my thin skin, I just know it would drive me to despair. We exited the highway at Montpelier and took Route 2 through East Montpelier and into Plainfield. The sign for Goddard College is a piece of canvas stretched between two poles; not exactly Ivy League, but at least the school is hanging in there. And, if my customer is a representative example, it’s doing a good job by its students. Having been on campus a few times before, Trevor was able to guide me to the dorms. Before he got out, I asked, “Hey, what about you? Have you danced the leading roles?” “No, for whatever reason, I’ve not been cast that way. But I have danced most all the secondary roles, which are known as the divertissement. The lead dancers can’t






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four arrows in the time of charging and discharging one bullet.” True. A skilled English archer could loose 15 shots a minute, with 10 the minimum acceptable rate. A newly recruited musketeer, in contrast, would be lucky to get off two shots per minute, while the best a veteran could manage was five. The key phrase here, as we’ll see below, is “skilled English archer.” 2. “His object is not taken from his view by the smoke of his own side.” Also true — prior to innovations of the 19th century, visibility was a major issue for armies exchanging gunfire. 3. “A flight of arrows, seen coming upon them, terrifies and disturbs the enemies’ attention to their business.” This falls into the true-but-so-what category. A storm of incoming arrows let fly by massed archers was undoubtedly terrifying. On the other hand, the din of musketry and cannon fire, the sight of a line of men cut down like weeds and strewn maimed on the ground … that was also pretty distracting. Guns may not have been too accurate in the late 18th century, but

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they delivered plenty of shock and awe. 4. “An arrow striking in any part of a man puts him hors de combat till it is extracted.” Maybe so, but close-range musket wounds reportedly were much more devastating than arrow wounds. 5. “Bows and arrows are more easily provided everywhere than muskets and ammunition.” Here’s where Franklin starts to go astray, although it’s easy to see why he might think this. At the time he wrote, the colonies had few gunsmiths and little gunpowder. In the war’s early days, George Washington estimated there was only enough powder for his troops to fire nine shots each. Meanwhile, Native Americans seemed to have no difficulty making bows and arrows, so how tough could it be? Answer: tougher than you’d think. 6. “[A] man may shoot as truly with a bow as with a common musket.” Here’s Franklin’s fatal error. He was thinking of the longbow, which had been used to deadly effect during the Hundred Years’ War at the battles of Crecy (1346), Poitiers (1356) and Agincourt (1415). The longbow was an English specialty — armies on the continent used the crossbow, which generally had less range and was much slower to reload. An archer with a crossbow didn’t stand a chance against one with a longbow. Not surprisingly, crossbows were soon replaced by guns. The longbow might have lasted longer, except for one thing: Using it effectively

required extraordinary strength and skill. The bow, made of tough yew wood, had a draw weight of 80 to well more than 100 pounds, something only the strongest modern archers can manage. Training took years — English law long mandated that boys take archery practice starting as early as age 7. Fearsome as it was, the longbow didn’t automatically trump the musket the way it had the crossbow. English armies in the 16th century were sometimes defeated despite their longbows, and by the time of the Spanish Armada the weapon had largely been eclipsed. Other ancient arms still had their uses — the knight’s sword evolved into the cavalryman’s saber and the


infantryman’s bayonet, handy in close combat. Not so the longbow. Once the English concluded it wasn’t worth their while to train large numbers of archers, the bow’s usefulness in large-scale combat ceased. By Franklin’s day, it’s doubtful anyone in the colonies knew how to make a longbow or could have used it. The Native American version hadn’t proven especially effective in combat, and Franklin’s evident belief that it could be made otherwise probably had his correspondent rolling his eyes. Guns had the advantage of simplicity: A kid could pick one up and kill somebody with it, a fact that remains apparent to this day.

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iving through a Vermont winter can be brutal. Who among us hasn’t fantasized about heated clothes that would keep our limbs toasty and comfortable when the mercury drops to the single digits? Burlington industrial designer Julia Aiken certainly has. Only, unlike the rest of us, she’s actually doing something about it. Aiken, 42, is the engine behind Toast Heated Clothes, a new line of long underwear featuring strategically placed pockets for heat packs. The bottoms have pockets at the waistband; the tops, in the neck and lower-back areas. The idea seems so simple, it’s shocking there’s no such thing on the market already. But if there were, Aiken, a former professional snowboarder and hardgoods designer for Burton and Roxy, would know about it. Aiken entered the field of industrial design somewhat by accident. Back when she was riding professionally, few, if any, boards could accommodate her small stature — she’s only 5 feet tall. So she made her own equipment, taking boards given to her by Burton and hacking them apart to create something her size. Aiken’s jury-rigging caught the eye of Burton product designers, and the company offered her a full-time job. Over the years, she has designed women’s product lines for Burton — most recently, the 2010 women’s hard-goods line that was in stores last year. Last year is also when Aiken became a casualty of the Burlington snowboard giant’s layoffs — and struck out on her own to create the Toast line. Seven Days came in out of the cold to chat with Aiken about keeping warm. SEVEN DAYS: Where did the inspiration come from for heated long underwear? JULIA AIKEN: So, I was at Mount Baker [Wash.] for the banked slalom competition, and it was one of those days that only happens in the Pacific Northwest. It was pouring rain first thing in the morning, and then this snowstorm rolls in, and the weather plunges way below freezing. I was wearing this Roxy test outerwear, which was supposed to be the next Gore-Tex, and it so was not. It wasn’t waterproof or even water resistant. I got soaked to the bone. And then, when it got cold, I literally had a

layer of ice on my jacket. I of looked at each other and had never been so miserable. went, “Wait a minute; we NAME I was thinking about might actually be able to do Julia Aiken skipping the contest because this.” TOWN I was so cold. My friend had Burlington this box of heater packs, like SD: When you came up the ones used for arthritis with the concept of heated JOB pain with the adhesive long underwear, what were Founder, Toast backing. She put one on my some of the ideas you had Heated Clothes stomach, one on my lower for execution? back, and one on the back JA: First, I sat down to sketch of my neck. The next thing the very basic concept. How you know, I was so hot, I had to take off would it look; where would you want my jacket. I felt like a superhero. I was the heat; how would you build it? My completely warmed up, ready for action, background was all hard goods up to this and I wound up winning my division. point, so apparel was completely foreign to me. I found a pattern designer named SD: That’s a great idea, but you can’t Sue Weed, who did the original Jogbra. stick those things on you all the time. She was incredible. I call her my fairy JA: I looked around at the top of the godmother. mountain during the banked slalom, and We knew we wanted to do a pocket. there are all these pro snowboarders The first piece we did was a tank top there shivering, and I thought, Why with two pockets, one on each kidney. don’t more people know about these Side access on the side seams, because I things? I work in this industry, and I wanted to be able to put the heat pack don’t think a lot of people use these. So, in when you’re wearing the garment. for the next four years, I rode around We started with a large heat pack on with the hand warmers duct-taped to each kidney, which turns out to be too my back. The stick-on ones were hard much heat. It’s not the optimal location. to find. It turns out it’s the center of your lower Fast-forward to January 2009: My back. But it’s all trial and error. husband, Andy, and I are riding the lift at Stowe, and we’re both product designers, SD: What’s in the Toast lineup? so we said, “You know what would be JA: There are four styles. A men’s top cool? Heated long underwear.” We kind and bottom and a women’s top and

bottom. To start, we’ll be doing a webonly direct-to-consumer launch by November 1. SD: Who is going to wear the heated long underwear? JA: Well, it’s inspired by snowboarding, but you can wear it walking the dog. I have product testers who wear them biking, running. Think about how many people hunt in Vermont or work construction. SD: Where are the clothes being made? JA: Our manufacturing is domestic; I’ll even say New England. Our fabrics come from Massachusetts. And everything is made to order. SD: OK, but if you’re making them in the U.S., what are they costing? Like, $400? JA: Nope — $65 to $75, depending on the garment. And they come with a set of three hand warmers, which is enough to get you started.  “Work” is a monthly interview feature showcasing a Vermonter with an interesting occupation. Suggest a job you would like to know more about: news@

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Ski academies by the numbers Burke Mountain Academy,

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education had to be specialized and flexible, says Meredith Morin, director of communications at SMS. The relatively high number of snow-sports academies in Vermont is most likely due to the tradition of New England boarding schools combined with the state’s rich history of ski racing, says Jere Brophy, the dean of academic faculty and college counselor at Waitsfield’s Green Mountain Valley School. In the region, only Maine has a comparable full-term program: Carrabassett Valley Academy near Sugarloaf, whose graduates include Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller and Seth Wescott. Similar programs also exist in California, Colorado and Utah. Besides Vermont’s full-term ski and

snowboard schools — Burke Mountain Academy, Green Mountain Valley School and Stratton Mountain School — four other programs cater to the needs of elite youth skiers and riders. Killington Mountain School, Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy, Mount Snow Academy and Okemo Mountain School offer students the chance to continue classes at their home schools during the off-season while training at the nearest academy during the winter. Another winter-term program in Middlebury will soon join that group. This specialized education doesn’t come cheap. The full-term ski schools ring in just north of $40,000 a year. That doesn’t include training trips, ski and snowboard equipment, books, and other supplies, which cost roughly $15,000 on top of tuition. Financial aid is available; depending on the school, 30 to 40 percent of the students receive some type of assistance. Despite the breathtaking price tag and an anemic economy, snow-sports academies in Vermont report recent increased interest in their programs. Because none of the full-term schools take more than 120 students, most have to turn away applicants. The day-to-day lives of skiers and snowboarders at Vermont’s snow-sports academies are much like those of collegiate student athletes. Most of the academy students spend their mornings on the mountain and their afternoons in the classroom. They often fit in another training session after class, then study in the evening. At various times during the year, students go on training trips to Austria, Chile, New Zealand and other places with snow. Typically, they have schoolwork to do while they’re abroad and can check in with teachers from the road. At BMA, the academic calendar is divided into four-week blocks to accommodate those trips, and to allow students to get concentrated instruction when they’re back at school. Fewer contact days with more intense teaching is the key to student academic achievement, says BMA headmaster Kirk Dwyer. This type of education requires selfdirection and motivation and isn’t for competition class

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being the best athlete I could be,” says Stephen, a 2005 graduate of the school. Her laser-like focus paid off. In 2006, only three years after taking up Nordic racing, Stephen was named to the U.S. Ski Team. In 2010, she represented the U.S. at the Olympics in Vancouver. Certainly, not every ski-school graduate will make a national team or compete in the Olympics. Many choose not to pursue sports beyond high school. Managing expectations is a big part of coaches’ jobs, SMS’ Morin says. Administrators maintain that students understand the odds of successfully pursuing their sport professionally, but that doesn’t diminish their drive. While snow-sports academies pride themselves on alumni achievement, administrators are quick to point out that their students are well rounded and well adjusted. All of the schools offer sports besides skiing and snowboarding, including soccer and lacrosse. Both Hollingsworth and Stephen participated in other sports in high school. Some ski-academy grads have become elite athletes in disciplines that have nothing to do with snow. Amy Dombroski, who also graduated from BMA in 2005, won under-23 national championships in road cycling, mountain biking and cyclocross all in the same year. Brett Heyl, a 2000 graduate of GMVS, competed in the kayak slalom at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Snow-sports academies also encourage students to take up nonsporting pursuits such as art and theater. GMVS boasts a robust drama program and has had a number of graduates go on to pursue careers in theater, Brophy says. In addition to sporting and other extracurricular accomplishments, snowsports academies use college placement as a yardstick for success. At BMA, more than 75 percent of last year’s graduating class was admitted to highly selective East Coast colleges and universities, headmaster Dwyer says. SMS sent students to Bates, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Skidmore and other top-tier institutions. GMVS’ class of 2010 headed off to schools like Bowdoin, Brown, Colby and Williams. When ski-school grads enter college, they’ve already learned how to live on their own and balance academics with sports. The fact that they understand how to work in pursuit of a goal puts them ahead of their peers, says Brophy. “Whether in sports or other endeavors, the life skills they get here at GMVS are what we feel are the most valuable part of their education,” he says. “When they leave here, they’re going to be successful whatever they’re going to be doing.” m


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or some students at the University of Vermont, proximity to snow-covered peaks can be more of a draw than academics. And maybe more than a few of them have fantasized about starting their own ski company during their undergraduate years. The conversation — over a couple beers in some guy’s living room — might go something like this: Bro 1: “Dude, we should totally, like, start our own ski company and, like … make our own skis!” Bro 2: “Duuude. How sick would that be? Let’s, like, totally do it, man!”

UVM seniors and engineering majors Harrison Goldberg, Conner Gaeta and Ryan Folin may have had a similar exchange at some point. But what distinguishes them from other dudes is that they put down their PBRs and, like, totally did it! Their custom-ski enterprise, HG Skis, is beginning to make a name for itself at UVM and in the larger Burlington community. Goldberg, a Massachusetts native, has been anticipating this since high school, when he made his first pair of skis. From then on, he’s been telling his buddies about his plans to start his

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park ski that will be available later next year. The partners also hope to begin working on a mountain ski designed for all terrains, ages and skill levels. Aesthetically, the skis are still evolving. Goldberg says getting the look just right is an ongoing project. “When you get on a lift line, everyone is looking at your skis,” he says. “For me, I love that feeling. I love watching people try to figure out what I’m riding, and that’s the feeling I want everyone who rides my skis to have.” Keeping production in Vermont is important to HG Skis’ image. The partners know they have a solid product, but they believe being based in Burlington will give them an extra edge in the East Coast market. “People are all about buying from smaller ski companies, and we are the only ones doing it on the East Coast,” explains Gaeta. “Everything here is made in Vermont, and people get really excited about that.” They get the wood for their skis locally and source all other materials from companies in Ohio, Washington and Florida. Folin agrees the company needs to stay put. “It’s definitely a big piece of what we’re doing,” he says. “There are also a lot of positives of staying close to the UVM student body.” One of those positives is maintaining a relationship with the Ski and Snowboard Club. In addition to being members, Goldberg, Gaeta and Folin have created a partnership between the club and HG Skis. “If Ski and Snowboard has an on-campus event at UVM, you can pretty much guarantee we will be there,” says Folin. The guys pass out stickers and give fellow students the rundown on their new company. Not surprisingly, the company is focused on getting the word out to more college-age skiers; its target demographic and the UVM student one are virtually the same. This is especially true for HG’s park ski, which will be geared toward young skiers who are more interested in the jumps, rails and ramps than they are in long runs down the mountain. Currently, HG’s production takes place in a small garage in downtown Burlington. But the team has bigger aspirations. These include moving out of the garage, eventually starting outerwear and accessories lines, and, of course, leaving other day jobs behind. But first, there is the matter of graduating college. The guys say that still being in school has its advantages and disadvantages. On

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Thomas Hite and friends, earning their turns in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.

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or Vermont skier Thomas Hite, the first snowfall of the year makes for some of the best skiing of the season. “There’s something really special about skiing when colorful leaves are still falling and whipping around,” says Hite, 24, an avid skier, cyclist, gardener and landscaper who was born and raised in Maine. At this time last year, with near-peak foliage still on display, he had already logged half a dozen days of skiing. And after last weekend’s snowfall in the Green Mountains, Hite seems to be on the same track this year. “The snow isn’t usually very deep, and often it’s barely covering the ground,” he says, “but it’s fresh, and neither skiers nor grooming machines have gotten to it yet.” Hite closely follows the forecasts for approaching fall storms. As soon as there’s some accumulating snow, he heads for moderately pitched terrain where a good turf of grass, fallen leaves and moss is the primary ground cover — be it a recently cut pasture in the upper reaches of a valley, or an older, wellmanicured ski trail in the mountains. “It’s a great adventure, and it’s hard not to laugh about it, too,” says Hite, a lighthearted soul. “It often starts at

my house in the pouring rain, where there’s not a flake of white snow in sight. Nobody’s skiing, but I’m heading for the hills with my skis and gear, knowing there’s snow falling up there in the clouds.”



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Vermonter Brennan Severance enjoys the rare experience of skiing on snow covered with leaves in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.

Hite suggests it’s a form of extreme skiing. “There are water bars you need to hop, downed tree limbs to avoid … even a few rocks and dirt patches here and there,” he says. Still, Hite insists, if you look ahead, make plenty of turns and respect the mountain, skiing in October can be as good as a deep-powder day in March. Throw in encounters with skiing friends you haven’t seen for months, the exhilaration of being out in a snowstorm again, and the beautiful contrast of fall’s brilliant color, and, Hite says, you might as well be in skiers’ heaven. m

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n the American heartland, many counties have a well-loved football field where everybody comes together to cheer the home team — think “Friday Night Lights.” In Vermont, that popular spot is more likely to be an ice rink. A ski resort may seem like a strange place for one of these clammy community gathering places. Most ice arenas are situated in towns, not several miles up a snowy access road. But between Swanton and Newport, 20 minutes from the Canadian border, there aren’t many towns to speak of. Just skaters. And, to them, the Ice Haus Arena at Jay Peak Resort doesn’t seem particularly out of the way. Snow came early to Jay this year. The morning after last Friday’s Nor’easter, the mountain was a sodden mass striped with white trails, its summit veiled in mist. The lifts stood still. No one moved on the vast, muddy construction site where a 120-room hotel and state-ofthe-art indoor water park will be when the resort’s $100 million expansion is finished in 2012. On this Saturday morning, the action was inside the Ice Haus Arena, a low, green building situated on a rise above the plain of girders and earth movers. On the 16,000 square feet of gleaming ice — standard rink size for the National Hockey League — a child pushed a milk crate in dogged circles, using it for support as she got used to her skate edges. Meanwhile, a handful of gangly older girls in bright hats and sweaters darted and whirled, practicing waltz jumps and basic spins. They’d come for a public skating session. On gloomy weekends, similar events can draw hundreds of people — from

septuagenarian pond-hockey veterans to toddlers — to Burlington’s Leddy Park Arena and South Burlington’s Cairns Arena. At Jay Peak, six or seven skaters had the ice to themselves. Above them, in the foyer/café area with its hanging lamps and exposed ductwork, a couple of parents and grandparents watched from barstools at the curved counter, shielded from the cold by plate glass. The tranquility was deceptive. Later that day the rink would host a noisy stickand-puck session, a private curling club, and two faceoffs of the Green Mountain Glades — a precollegiate hockey program for 16- to 20-yearolds — against the New England Huskies. Right now, the Ice Haus, which opened last May, is giving this rural corner of the Northeast Kingdom something it never had: a rink where high school hockey teams can practice and aspiring Michelle Kwans can twirl. But when the snow gets deep, the rink should take on a new life. Then its long daily blocks of public skating — free with a hotel stay — will entice the resort’s guests, suggested figure-skating director Krista Boulanger. “We’re hoping it’ll be something for skiers to do after skiing’s done.” Arena manager Dennis Himes seconded that. “Our goal is, in the

wintertime when the resort’s full, giving people something to do after hours,” he said. “Get done skiing, have dinner and go watch a figure-skating show. Or watch a hockey game.” If the Ice Haus succeeds in serving the surrounding communities while helping the resort weather the recession, it will be another success for Jay Peak president Bill Stenger. Funded largely by foreign investors using the EB-5 visa program, his four-season expansion strategy has been many years, and regulatory battles, in the making. The resort drew less than favorable attention last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a statement saying it had ordered Jay to restore wetlands compromised by construction of its new golf course. (The repairs have been completed.) Meanwhile, in the October issue of Vermont Business Magazine, Stenger touted Jay’s “very, very good summer” and noted that advance season-pass sales are up by 20 to 25 percent this year — partly because of an influx of Canadians eager to spend their strong dollar. Will amenities such as the Ice Haus add value to Jay’s passes and vacation packages? Boulanger and Himes both pointed to a Labor Day ice show



that drew about 300 spectators. They hope to have more at a second show in January. Boulanger, 23, a Lyndonville native who’s placed high in regional figure-skating competitions, is excited about the talent she’s booking, including a U.S. pairs team, a Russian show skater who performs with flaming batons and a nephew of Ukrainian gold-medal winner Viktor Petrenko. There were no Petrenkos on the ice on Saturday, but there was plenty of enthusiasm. Gracie Lanphear, a 9-year-old from Montgomery with a funky blue hat, said she was at the Ice Haus “the first day it opened.” A skater since age 4, she used to go to the Green Mountain Arena in Morrisville. Now she and her sister skate here three times a week, she said, and she likes the “good music” at Friday night dance-party skates. Stephanie Van Blunk of Eden, who was watching her daughter Morgan navigate the ice, said her family skis at Jay Peak. When she heard about the Ice Haus’ learn-to-skate program for homeschooled kids, she decided to try out the new facility. Boulanger, who recently returned to the NEK after years of training in Canada and Connecticut, was hired part time to run that learn-to-skate program and two others — with a current total of 50 kids enrolled — along with a powerskating class and a figure-skating club. She plans to register the club with the RINK REVIEW

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In the rink’s control room, five steel compressor cubes cycle to keep the temperature low. A dehumidification system prevents fog buildup. Hockey and figure skating have different ideal ice temperatures, and Himes can set them remotely — with his iPhone. When humidity rises too high, he gets a text message. The result, he said, is substantial savings in labor time. Public skating was almost over. Out on the ice, Boulanger was showing some of her moves, gliding over the ice in a dramatic, arched-back ballerina pose combined with a spread eagle. Next she did a whip-quick combination spin: camel, sit spin, layback. Her pupils watched in awe. In months to come, the Ice Haus

should get rowdier. The boys’ and girls’ hockey teams from Newport’s North Country Union High School, which used to have their home ice in Stanstead, Que., are moving here. “Take out all the college

Andrew Roy, who coaches the NCUHS boys’ ice hockey team, agreed, calling the Ice Haus “absolutely the nicest rink we could possibly play on.” Roy said his team had a good relationship with 56-year-old

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competitions at a location that’s in our district,” Roy pointed out. When the NCUHS Falcons played in Stanstead, their opponents often needed to do “a lot of extra coordination” to cross the border. The Ice Haus will always have features that set it apart from municipal rinks, from its public-skating entry fees ($6 per adult to Burlington’s $4) to the black concrete countertops in its immaculate restrooms. In one corner, a wall-length window offers skaters a mountain view, reminding the resort’s guests what really brought them here: the rugged outdoor terrain. For locals, though, it’s one helluva place to learn T-stops and backward swizzles. Or to cheer the home team. m

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cold-weather recreationists come from all over new england for this unique camping experience. Hardy visitors who don’t want to mar their wilderness experience with a car trip can take hiking and skiing trails right from the yurts, Whiting says. The Appalachian Gap, or “App Gap,” is just a 4.2-mile walk up through the woods. Other trails on the property connect to the Catamount and Long trails; the Birch Glen shelter, one of the Long Trail’s oldest, is a half hour away by foot. During ski season, downhill enthusiasts can commute to Mad River Glen 6.5 miles down the road, while nearby logging roads and snowmobile trails draw backcountry skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts who prefer ungroomed terrain. But a walk or ski in the woods is only one side of the Maple Wind Farm experience. Whiting and Hennessey’s primary source of income is the family farm, which raises and sells 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as pork, eggs, chickens and turkeys. Guests are free to wander the premises and watch the farmers doing their chores, feed the pigs or gather eggs from the henhouse. “We love that,” says Whiting. “It makes the experience all the richer,

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because they see the animals and see how they’re raised.” A short walk from the yurts stands the hog paddock, which houses the farm’s four breeding sows and a huge, black-and-white, spotted boar named Bigfoot. I soon discover that animals without names are likely to end up on someone’s breakfast plate — and carnivores can eat well here. Guests are invited to preorder bacon, sausages, eggs, lamb and beefsteaks for their stay, or even pick up an organic turkey for the holiday season. Farther down the hill and closer to the farmhouse, visitors can check out the larger livestock, including cows, sheep and Percheron draft horses, Henry and Herbie, which Whiting and Hennessey use for plowing their gardens and occasional logging. Visitors who come equipped with their own mounts can use the farm’s boarding stalls. Over the years, says Whiting, the yurts have attracted a wide variety of guests: Boy and Girl Scout troops, corporate team-building outings, fraternities and sororities, couples looking for a


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am a Vermonter, and I hate skiing. In the idyllic, rolling hills of our state, that statement is near sacrilege. To air a disdain for its iconic winter pastime — especially as the Green Mountains turn white — is right up there with saying Phish or Grace Potter is overrated, or that maple syrup from New Hampshire is just as good as ours. When you’re from a place where children are strapped into a pair of Rossignols — or a Burton snowboard — as soon as they can walk, rejecting winter sports is blasphemy indeed. But I can’t help it. I have come to loathe skiing and nearly everything associated with it. It wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time, I was a young, avid and moderately talented skier. On weekends through high school and into college, I would get up before dawn, pack my trusty Honda, pick up a bleary-eyed friend or two, and trek to the mountains, usually to try and catch first tracks off the Castle Rock chair at Sugarbush. And I loved it. Standing atop that bone-chilling peak, icy air filling your lungs as the day’s first golden flecks glint off the valley floor, is something close to a religious experience. To point your tips downward and be the first to plunge through virgin snow is nirvana — especially for a teenager who may be actually listening to Nirvana. And to collapse, wet and exhausted, after the day’s final run is close to postcoital bliss. I used to love you, skiing, I really did. But you broke my heart, you highmaintenance gold digger. So, what happened? How did someone who once worshipped at the altar of the Mad River single chair, who cooled off on steamy summer evenings by watching every Warren Miller film, who gleefully rooted for cataclysmic snowfall every weekend, come to turn his back on the sport he loved? As in most significant breakups, it’s impossible to point to one fatal flaw. Our falling-out more likely resulted from a series of smaller failings that, ahem, snowballed.

But I do know one thing, skiing: It’s not me, it’s you. I suppose my disenchantment began with my sense of disenfranchisement when I got to college. Even with the considerable student discounts offered by most resorts, I couldn’t afford a pass, let alone upgrade my steadily declining equipment. It was a sobering realization. Growing up in ultramoneyed Charlotte as the son of a preacher man, very early I got used to living more humbly than did my more privileged friends. Somehow I always assumed I would find a way up the hill, so to speak. But even as I worked nights as a server at a busy local




restaurant, I found that pursuing the sport I had loved was getting beyond my means. Perhaps, in my youthful naïveté, I had overlooked skiing’s bloated underbelly. As I look back, albeit through rose-colored goggles, my memories of days spent carving up local hills suggest a more egalitarian time — a time when skiing was a pastime accessible even to penny-pinching families and lowermiddle-class folks like myself. But recent years have seen something of an arms race. The owners of Vermont’s mountain resorts are building bigger and fancier amenities in hopes of drawing tourist dollars from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Their fight for those dollars is driving ticket prices to astronomical heights. Care to hazard a guess what a single adult day ticket at Stowe runs these days? $89. In fairness, you could go the

vacations in warm places. We spend time with nonskier friends — there are more of us than you think. Winter is my least favorite season in Vermont, but I do enjoy the relative quiet and solitude it affords, and have come to appreciate those far more than I ever appreciated skiing. At least until cabin fever sets in around Valentine’s Day, and I start to feel like Jack Torrance in The Shining. But I digress. It’s important to note that some of my best friends are black-diamond-level powder fiends. And I love that they love their sport so much; I really do. But even when I socialize with people whom I count among my nearest and dearest, the specter of skiing looms. It dominates conversations from Halloween to Easter, and often beyond. If the snow is good, I will be subjected to glowing,

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run-by-run retellings of the day’s events. If the snow sucks, I can expect an evening of brooding laments and cursing of the weather gods — or TV weatherman Tom Messner. The phenomenon actually started early this year. When last Friday’s Nor’easter dumped upward of two feet on certain local peaks, the windfall incited equally gusty rejoicing on Facebook and Twitter, not to mention in local watering holes, all weekend long. And that’s just it. Despite my distaste for skiing and its culture, it’s hard for me to ignore just how happy it makes nearly everyone else, and how intrinsic the sport is to Vermont. Now, if I could just get folks to understand how happy not skiing makes me and countless others who are proud to call Vermont home. Failing that, just wake me up in May, OK? 


Of course, choosing to be a nonskier in Vermont has subtle social side effects. When the topic inevitably comes up in casual conversation, the revelation that I abstain from downhill sports elicits a curious amalgam of disbelief and indignant suspicion. My canned response, developed over years of repeating the same damn conversation, usually implicates the money thing, which is acknowledged by even the most ardent skiers and riders as a (relatively) legit excuse. “Well, what do you do instead?” is the typical bewildered follow-up. What do I do, indeed? Probably many of the things millions of other people do in the winter in similarly frigid but nonmountainous places. We read. We watch movies. We go bowling, maybe even curling. We hibernate. We go on


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“cheap” route and buy an afternoon pass for a paltry $75 … for three-and-a-half hours on the hill. And so I find myself left out in the cold. But money is only part of the equation. At the risk of igniting a culture war, I have to say that other, ancillary aspects of skiing diminished my appreciation for the sport over the years. Take the après-ski scene. What is it about downing overpriced drinks in cheesy bars while listening to cover bands that I’m supposed to find so appealing? Throw in boorish, possibly drunken tourists, and I’ve pretty much described my personal seventh circle of hell. And don’t get me started on the increasingly inane lingo, such as this gem, my favorite: “shred the gnar.” You’re an adult, brah. Use your words.

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No hearing will be held unless, on or before Friday, November 12, 2010, a party notifies the District Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request shall be in writing to the address below, shall state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the District Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by Friday, November 12, 2010.

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— Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the Colchester Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, and the office listed below. The application and proposed permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On October 13, 2010, Rivers Edge Development Corp. and Jason Kenwood filed application #4C1233-1 for a project generally described as A boundary line adjustment and improvements to an existing access to a single-family house site on an adjacent parcel to Haskins Woods subdivision. The project is located off of Lily Lane in the Town of Colchester, Vermont. The District 4 Environmental Commission will review this application under Act 250 Rule 51

Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 18th day of October, 2010. By /s/ Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT

05452 T/ 802-879-5662 E/ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On October 6, 2010, Clark & Suzanne Hinsdale III and Numondo America, L.P. filed application # 4C1240 for a project generally described as The construction of a 5 lot PRD. Lot #1 has an existing house and Lots #2-5 will contain a single family house per lot. All five lots will share a community septic mound on Numondo America’s adjoining land. The project is located on State Park Road in the Town of Charlotte, VT. The District 4 Environmental Commission will review this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the Charlotte Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, and the office listed below. The application and proposed permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before Friday, October 29, 2010, a party notifies the District Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request shall be in writing to the address below, shall state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the District Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to

need accommodation, please notify us by Friday, October 29, 2010. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 8th day of October, 2010. By /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5662 E/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS Town of Underhill Development Review Board (DRB) Site Visits & Hearings Monday, October 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM (site visit) Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM (site visit) Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM (hearings) Hearings to be Held at the Underhill Town Hall, Underhill Center, VT The DRB will conduct a public site visit as part of the Conditional Use application of Liz Gibbons for the placement of fill on her property at 241 Pleasant Valley Road (PV241), in Underhill, VT. This property is located in the Rural Residential and Soil and Water Conservation zoning districts. The site visit at this property will begin at 6:00 PM on October 25, 2010. The hearing is scheduled to begin immediately following the second hearing (Perline) on November 8, 2010. The DRB will hold a final hearing on the Boundary Line Adjustment application for property owned by Johnathan Drew and Miriam Pendleton, located at 27 Harvey Road (HA027), and property owned by the University of Vermont, located at 58 Harvey Road (HA058X), in Underhill, VT. These properties are located in the Scenic Preservation zoning district. Part of this application includes a variance request for the 400 road frontage requirement for the

Drew/Pendleton lot at 27 Harvey Road (HA027). This hearing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM on November 8, 2010. The DRB will also hold a final hearing on the Conditional Use application of Kevin and Kelly Perline to offer instructional martial arts classes as a home occupation on property they own at 75 Irish Settlement Road (IS075), in Underhill, VT. This property is located in the Water Conservation zoning district. A site visit at this property will begin at 9:00 AM on November 6, 2010. The hearing is scheduled to begin immediately following the first hearing (Drew/Pendleton and UVM) scheduled for 6:30 PM on November 8, 2010. A copy of this application and additional information may be obtained at the Underhill Town Hall. The site visit and hearing are open to the public. Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §§ 4464(a) (1) (C) and 4471(a), participation in these local proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. If you cannot attend the hearing but would still like to exercise your right to be heard, comments may be made in writing prior to the hearing and mailed to: Zoning Administrator, P.O. Box 32 Underhill Center, VT 05490 or to NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the rental registration fees assessed by such City for rental registration year(s) 2010 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Leo W. Bushey, Jr. and Lawrence J. Bushey Property Address: 256 North Winooski Ave., Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 044-3-151000. Deed recorded at: Vol. 680, Pg. 478, on May 18, 2001. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington;

and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on November 16 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14th day of October, 2010. Jonathan P. A. Leopold, Jr. Chief Administrative Officer Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the rental registration fees assessed by such City for rental registration year(s) 2010 and the reinspection fee assessed by such City for the reinsepction year 2009 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Bushey Property Holdings, LLP Property Address: 260262 North Winooski Ave., Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 039-4-001000 Deed recorded at: Vol. 813, Pg. 231, on March 6, 2002. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on November 16 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14th day of October, 2010.

Jonathan P. A. Leopold, Jr. Chief Administrative Officer Burlington, Vermont PUBLIC HEARING SOUTH BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD The South Burlington Development Review Board will hold a public hearing in the South Burlington City Hall Conference Room, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vermont on November 9, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. to consider the following: 1. Master Plan application #MP-10-01 and preliminary plat application #SD-10-28 of Farrell Real Estate for a planned unit development on a 26.1 acre parcel developed with two (2) single family dwellings. The project consists of: 1) razing one (1) single family dwelling, 2) constructing 25 single family dwellings, and 3) constructing 22 two (2) family dwellings, 1302, 1340, and 1350 Spear Street. 2. Final plat application #SD-10-34 of Burlington Properties Limited Partnership for a planned unit development to subdivide a 77.6 acre parcel developed with a light manufacturing facility into four (4) lots ranging in size from 4.93 acres to 38.55 acres, 85 Meadowland Drive. John Dinklage, Chairman South Burlington Development Review Board Copies of the applications are available for public inspection at the South Burlington City Hall. October 18, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance PROPOSED ZA-11-04Mental Health Crisis Center and ZA-11-05Tree List (Removal) Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington Planning Commission to hear comments on the following proposed amendments to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance. The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 beginning at 7:00pm in the Conference Room #12, City Hall Ground Floor, Burlington VT. Pursuant to the requirements of 24 V.S.A. § 4444(b): (1) The purpose of the proposed amendments is to revise the City’s zoning regulations to: a) ZA-11-04 – Correct the allowance of a mental health crisis center as a conditional use in the Neighborhood MixedUse District at the corner of Pine Street and Flynn Avenue. (Modify Section 5.4.11) b) ZA-11-05 - Remove reference to a tree list under the tree removal regulations. (Modify Section 3.1.2 (a)9); (2) The proposed amendments in their entirety affect the City of Burlington as a whole. (3) The proposed amendments affect the following sections of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance: See references in #1 above. The full text of the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the proposed amendments are available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the department’s website at planning. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance ZA-11-01 – Front Yard Setback Illustration

Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance ZA-11-02 – Emergency Demolition Exemption Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4442 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington City Council to hear comments on the following proposed amendment to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO). The public hearing will take place on November 8, 2010 beginning at 7:00p.m. in Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street in Burlington, VT. Pursuant to the requirements of 24 V.S.A. § 4444(b): (1) The purpose of the proposed amendments is to revise the City’s zoning regulations to: a) Exempt the emergency demolition of any building by order of the City Building Inspector from a requirement to obtain a zoning permit. (Modify Section 3.1.2 (c)7&8); (2) The proposed amendments in their entirety affect the City of Burlington as a whole. (3) The proposed amendments affect the following sections of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance: See references in #1 above.

To Wit: Being the same fee simple property conveyed by Warranty Deed from Denis H. Place and Lynn M. Place (f/k/a Lynn M. Villemaire) to Daniel J. Place, single, dated 03/05/1999, recorded on 03/09/1999 in Book 405, Page 482 in Chittenden County Records, State of VT. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Essex Junction. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 28th day of September, 2010. CitiFinancial, Inc.

TOWN OF UNDERHILL PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS The Underhill Planning Commission hereby provides notice of public hearings to be held pursuant to 24 VSA §§4441 and 4442 for the purpose of hearing public comments concerning the proposed Town of Underhill Land Use and Development Regulations. Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, 2010 and Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Both hearings will be held at 7:00 PM upstairs in the Underhill Town Hall at 12 Pleasant Valley Road in Underhill, VT. The Planning Commission’s draft of the proposed Town of Underhill Land Use and Development Regulations is intended to update and replace the existing “Town of Underhill Zoning Regulations” and the existing “Town of Underhill Subdivision Regulations.” The general purposes of proposed regulations are to: 1. Further state planning goals and purposes established under the Act [§4302]. 2. Implement a unified development plan for the Town of Underhill that conforms to stated goals, policies and strategies in the Underhill Town Plan. 3. Integrate land use and development regulations, including zoning, flood hazard, site plan and subdivision regulations, into one comprehensive document to promote coordinated and expedited municipal review of land development. 4. Address new statutory (Chapter 117) requirements. Proposed regulations will affect all properties in town. Table of Contents for the proposed Land Use and Development Regulations: Article 1: Authority & Purpose Article 2: Zoning Districts Article 3: General Regulations Article 4: Specific Use Standards Article 5: Development Review Article 6: Flood Hazard

Area Regulations Article 7: Subdivision Review Article 8: Subdivision Review Standards Article 9: Planned Unit Development Article 10: Administration & Enforcement Article 11: Definitions Copies of the full text of the proposed Land Use and Development Regulations are available at the Underhill Town Hall located at 12 Pleasant Valley Road in Underhill, VT and electronically at the Town of Underhill website at www.under

DON’T SEE A SUPPORT group here that meets your needs? Call Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Way of Vermont. Within Vermont, dial 2-11 or 866-652-4636 (toll free) or from outside of Vermont, 802-652-4636, 24/7. CHITTENDEN FAMILIES TOGETHER MEETING: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. Vermont Family Network Conference Room, 600 Blair Park Rd. #240, Williston. “Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts” is being presented by Claudia Inés Pringles, Esq. Claudia Pringles is an attorney in private practice with a focus on special needs planning. Contact: Jan Hancock. 876-5315 ext. 215. jan.hancock@, CENTRAL VERMONT PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Conference Room #2 at the Central Vermont Medical Center, 6-7:45 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Bernie Noe, N.D., of the Green Mountain Natural Health in Montpelier will discuss nutritional supplements, dietary modifications, herbal medicines and how they impact cancer risk and the treatment of prostate cancer from a naturopathic physician’s point of view. Paul Irons, 461-6222 or Jennifer Blacklock, American Cancer Society, toll free at 1-866-466-0626 (press 3 at greeting, ext. 6308).

Post & browse ads at your convenience. NAMI CONNECTION (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illnesses. Call Tammy at 1-800-6396480 or email us at BENNINGTON: Every Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m., United Couseling Service, 316 Dewey St., CTR Center (Community Rehabilitation and Treatment). BURLINGTON: Every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street. ESSEX JUNCTION: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 39 Main Street. HARTFORD: 2nd and 4th Friday 4-5:30 p.m., Hartford Library. Call Barbara Austin, 802-457-1512. MONTPELIER: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room (basement). NEWPORT: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Medical Arts Building (attached to North Country Hospital), 2nd floor conference room. RANDOLPH: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., United Church, 18 N. Main Street. BATTLEBORO: Call for details. EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP This is a therapist-facilitated, drop-in support group for women with eating disorders. Women over 18 only please. This group will be held every other Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. beginning Oct. 20. Free. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, So. Burlington. 802-658-9440. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP This group offers support to those caring for loved ones with memory loss due to dementia. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Converse Home, 272 Church St, Burlington. For more info call: 802862-0401. CHITTENDEN FAMILIES TOGETHER MEETING Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Vermont Family Network Conference Room, 600 Blair Park Rd. #240, Williston. Deb Lisi-Baker, Associate Director of the UVM Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) will lead a discussion about the challenges for families of adults who do not receive supports or financial assistance.

Focus is on concerns of families with high school youth and adults who have developmental disabilities. Jan Hancock, 802-876-5315 ext. 215., MAN-TO-MAN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER Support group meets 6-8 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Hope Lodge at the UVM/FAHC campus. 1-800-ACS2345. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want To Feel Supported On Your Vegetarian/Vegan Journey? Want more info. on Healthy Veggy Diets? Want to share and socialize at Veggy Potlucks, and more, in the greater Burlington Area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@gmail. com, 802-658-4991. CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets on Sundays from 12-1 p.m. at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. This is a fellowship of men and women that meet and review the 12 steps of CODA, read stories from the CODA anonymous big book and share their experiences, strengths and hopes as we support each other. Open to everyone. Info: Larry,, 802-658-9994 or Jeff,, 802-8633674. For directions, call the Turning Point Center at 802-861-3150. TRANS GUY’S GROUP Every fourth Monday, RU12? Community Center, 34 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. This is a social and support group specifically for trans men. This informal, peer-facilitated group welcomes maleidentified people at any stage of transition. As this is currently a closed group, please contact the center to sign up: or 860-RU12. PARTNERS OF TRANS GUYS Partners and Spouses of Trans Guys. Every third Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. This peerled group is a space where the partners and spouses of trans guys can meet to talk, share thoughts and give each other support. Please let Kara know you’re coming at 860-7812.

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TRANS GUYS OVER 35 Every second Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m., Trans Guys over 35 will meet to discuss issues, shared and individual, and get support from other guys. For more info contact Kara at TRANS SUPPORT GROUP Every first and third Wednesday, RU12? Community Center, 34 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. This peer-led, informal group is open to all trans people and to any discussion topics raised. It is a respectful and confidential space for socializing, support and discussion. Contact for more information. LGBTQ VIOLENCE SURVIVORS SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship violence, dating violence, emotional violence or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe and supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, and offer and receive support. Please call Ann or Brenda at 863-0003 if you are interested in joining one of these groups or for more information. MALE SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace is offering a peer-led support group for maleidentified survivors of relationship violence, dating violence, emotional violence or hate violence. This group will meet in Burlington at the RU12? Community Center and will be facilitated by Damian. Support groups give survivors a safe and supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, and offer and receive support. Please contact SafeSpace if you are interested in joining this group, 802-863-0003. QUIT SMOKING GROUPS Are you ready to live a smoke-free lifestyle? Free 4-week Quit Smoking Groups are being offered through the VT Quit Network Fletcher Allen Quit in Person program in your community. Free Nicotine Replacement products are available for program participants. For more information or to register, call 847-6541 or For ongoing statewide class schedules, contact the VT Quit Network at www.

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The full text of the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the proposed amendments are available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the department’s website at planning .

NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by CitiFinancial, Inc. to Daniel J. Place dated June 26, 2008 and recorded in Volume 752, Page 730 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex Junction, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:30 A.M. on November 2, 2010, at 51 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:

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

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(1) The purpose of the proposed amendments is to revise the City’s zoning regulations to: a) Correct example calculation of front yard setback in the illustration to not include vacant lots. (Modify Section 5.2.5 (a)1A); (2) The proposed amendments in their entirety affect the City of Burlington as a whole.


CitiFinancial, Inc., Plaintiff v. Daniel J. Place And Occupants residing at 51 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, Vermont, Defendants

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Pursuant to the requirements of 24 V.S.A. § 4444(b):

The full text of the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the proposed amendments are available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the department’s website at planning .


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Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4442 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington City Council to hear comments on the following proposed amendment to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO). The public hearing will take place on November 8, 2010 beginning at 7:00pm in Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street in Burlington, VT.

(3) The proposed amendments affect the following sections of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance: See references in #1 above.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Learn how to cope with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support to each other. The group is informal and includes personal sharing of our grief experiences. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Meets every other week Mondays, 6-8 p.m. at the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Barre. 802-223-1878, DIGESTIVE SUPPORT GROUP Join this open support group, hosted by Carrie Shamel, and gain information regarding digestive disorders. If you suffer from any kind of digestive disorder or discomfort this is the place for you! Open to all. Meets the first Monday of every month in the Healthy Living Learning Center. For more information contact Carrie Shamel at carrie. vermont/html.

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AL-ALNON IN ST. JOHNSBURY Tues. & Thurs., 7 p.m., Kingdom Recovery Center (Dr. Bob’s birthplace), 297 Summer St., St. Johnsbury. Sat., 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Cherry St., St. Johnsbury. ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS, ACA is a 12-Step program for people that grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. We meet in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St., Burlington. For info contact Emily at 802-922-6609, emily@ intrapersonalcoaching. com. SEEKING ACTIVE RETIREES/50+ To form a social group. Snowshoeing, theater, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc. Please call 802-864-0604. Lv. msg. if no answer. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA) Drug Problem? We Can Help. If you think you have a problem with drugs, including alcohol, give yourself a break. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship for individuals who have a desire to

recover from the disease of addiction. NA offers a practical and proven way to live and enjoy life without the use of drugs. To find an NA Meeting near you in Vermont or Northern New York, please go to www.cvana. org/Meetinglist.pdf or call our 24-hour, toll free, confidential number, (866) 580-8718 or (802) 862-4516. For more information about NA, please go to http://www. and click on “>Is NA for Me? CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP 1-3 p.m., every third Thursday at The Bagel Cafe, Ethan Allen Shopping Center, N. Ave., Burlington. Please call or visit website for location information, www. or call 1-800296-1445 or 802-6604817 (Helaine “Lainey” Rappaport). ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS with debt? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Annonymous. Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30, 45 Clark St., Burlington. Contact Brenda at 338-1170. IS FOOD A PROBLEM FOR YOU? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Call Overeaters Anonymous, 863-2655. GIRL POWER Learn about your inner power through meditation, sacred space, healing energy modalities. Connect and attune to empower & enlighten, expand your sense of awareness, network with others your age, find peer support within this on-going monthly group. Please bring a notebook journal, writing utensil and a folding chair. Ages 12-18. First Sat of each month at 4 p.m. at Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Rt. 7, Milton. To reserve space call Michele, 802893-9966, CIRCLE OF PARENTS support group meeting in Rutland Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. Meeting is free and confidential. For more info. call Heather at 802-498-0608 or 1-800-children. Meetings Tuesday evenings in Barre. For more info. call Cindy at 802-229-5724 or 1-800-children.

ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) This support group functions as a community and educational group. We provide coffee, soda and snacks and are open to PALS, caregivers, family members and those who are interested in learning more about ALS. Our group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at “Jim’s House”, 1266 Old Creamery Rd., Williston, VT. Hosted by Pete and Alphonsine Crevier, facilitated by Liza Martel, LICSW, Patient Care Coordinator for the ALS Association here in Vermont. 223-7638 for more information. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., S. Burlington, VT. There is no fee. This is open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. For more info, call 802-479-9450, or BURDENS WEIGHTING YOU DOWN? Unemployed, homeless, in need of direction? We are people just like you and have found the answer to all of the above problems. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Imani Center 293 N Winooski Ave. Please call 802-343-2027. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) M eetings in Barre occur every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info: 863-2655. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Municipal Building, Route 15 (just west of the bridge). Info: Debbie Y., 8885958. Meeting in Montpelier occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info: Carol, 223-5793. Meetings in Morrisville occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356 or Debbie Y., 888-5958. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS) Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) of Addison County and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will collaborate to sponsor a monthly ongoing support group for people who have lost someone by suicide. The group will meet the 1st Wed. of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. These free peer support groups will be held at Hospice Volunteer Services at the Marbleworks in Middlebury, and co-

facilitated by professional representatives from HVS and AFSP, both suicide survivors. For more information and to register call HVS at 388-4111. A NEW PERSPECTIVE A peer support group for people working through the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues. Wednesdays at the Turning Point Center, 5-6 p.m. The group will be facilitated and will be built around a weekly video followed by a group discussions. Some of the topics will include: Addictions and mental illness, recovery stories, dealing with stress, understanding personality problems, emotions. 191 Bank St., Burlington. 802-861-3150. BEREAVED PARENTS & SIBLINGS SUPPORT GROUP of the Compassionate Friends meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Info, 660-8797. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. NEED A HUG? New support group starting. Would you like to explore personal intimacy in a safe environment? This is accomplished by using touch for expressing and receiving tenderness. This is platonic and personal boundaries are respected. Day, time and location TBA. Jeff 310-4903 email iiyog@ COED SINGLES GROUP Ages 50-65, forming for friendship and fun. Chittenden County area. Activities to include weeknight/weekend dinner, bowling, hikes, snow shoeing, movies, etc. If interested email Myra at ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA’S SUPPORT GROUP Held monthly at The Arbors at Shelburne. For info. or to register, contact Nicole at 802985-8600. WOMEN’S RAPE CRISIS CENTER Will be starting a free, confidential 10week support group for adult female survivors of sexual violence. Please call 864-0555 ext. 20 for information. LIVING SINGLE SUPPORT GROUP This course is a follow-up to the Divorce Recovery course that is offered at Essex Alliance Church. If you’ve been through the Divorce Care Class, you have an opportunity to continue to grow, heal,

rebuild, and start again. Call Sue Farris for more information at 802-7340695. SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Location: Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main Street, Wallingford, 802-4463577. 6:30-8:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. GLAFF Gay and lesbian adoptive and foster families. GLAFF provides support, education, resources and strategies to help maintain and strengthen gay and lesbian foster and adoptive families in northwestern VT. Open to all GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents and their children. Food, childcare provided. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Call Mike at 655-6688 to get more information and to register. ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BATTLING MULTIPLE MYELOMA? Support meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hope Lodge on East Avenue, Burlington. For more information call Kay Cromie at 655-9136 or email SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED ONES WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS Group forming for family members and loved ones of people with terminal illness. The group will have a spiritual base. We will offer each other support by listening, as well as share creative ways to explore feelings of grief and loss through writing, prayer, etc. Please contact Holly, hollyh@ AL-ANON Family group 12-step. Thursdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Call AWARE at 802472-6463 for information and to register. Free of charge. 88 High Street, Hardwick. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets first and third Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Church “ramp entrance” from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Montpelier evening support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Vermont Protection and Advocacy, 141 Main St., Suite 7, in conference room #2 from 6-8 p.m. Colchester evening support group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the ground floor boardroom from 6-8 p.m. Middle-

bury support group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772. FORMING A NEW GROUP focused on recovery/ management of addictions, compulsions and their resulting imbalances on our lives. Alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step programs. Are you having trouble moderating alcohol? Work? Sex? Television? Food? Drugs? Computer games? Requires a commitment to improving your health and the ability to maintain a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Let’s discover how our struggles relate and help each other work on strategies to find balance. Contact Michelle at 802-399-6575 or recoveryourbalance@ LAKE CHAMPLAIN MEN’S RESOURCE CENTER MEN’S DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP All men welcome, weekly group w/cofacilitators. Open discussion format. Varied topics including: relationships, work, parenting, personal growth, healing. Confidential, nonjudgmental. Open to all ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations. Joseph’s House, 113 Elmwood Ave. Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m. More info: call Chris 434-4830 . LYME DISEASE Are you interested in forming a group? Please call Susan at 899-2713. HIV SUPPORT GROUP This is a facilitated HIV/ AIDS support group that aims to foster a greater sense of community, self-acceptance and personal growth. We are a group of survivors and, with all of our experience, will help you understand and enjoy what positive living has to offer. Friday @ 7 p.m. in the white building behind the Universal Unitarian Church. For more info call Alton @ 310-6094. SHOPLIFTERS SUPPORT GROUP Self-help support group now forming in the capital area for persons who would like to meet regularly for mutual support. This new group would meet biweekly at a time and place to be decided to discuss our issues, struggles and ways of staying out of trouble. We’ll likely use some of Terry Shulman’s work as a focus for some of our discussions. Please call Tina at 802-763-8800 or email at

STARTING A WOMEN’S GROUP Ages 45+, to meet weekly for lunch and other activities such as walking, book discussions, museum visits, matinees, etc. Email Katherine at MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE/DYSAUTONOMIA Group forming for information sharing purposes. Please call 863-3153. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Meeting. Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info call Linda at 476-8345. BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Enosburg Falls, 10 Market Place, Main St. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are welcomed. The hope is to begin a Compassionate Friends Chapter in the area. Info, please call Priscilla at 933-7749. EATING DISORDERS PARENTAL SUPPORT GROUP for parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia. Meetings 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Community Church, Rt. 15, Essex Center. We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old and new ED parents. More information, call Peter at 802-899-2554. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and Dementia support group. Held the last Tuesday of every month at Birchwood Terrace, Burlington. Info, contact Stefanie Catella, 8636384. FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP If someone in your family or one of your friends is in an abusive relationship, this new support group is designed especially for you. Info, call Women Helping Battered Women, 658-1996. WOMEN HELPING BATTERED WOMEN offers free, confidential educational support groups for women who have fled, are fleeing, or are still living in a world where intimate partner violence is present. WHBW offers a variety of groups to meet the diverse needs of women and children in this community. Info, 658-1996.

VT PARENTS OF FOOD ALLERGY CHILDREN EMAIL SUPPORT TEAM Info, contact MaryKay Hill, 802-373-0351. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meeting, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7-8 p.m. meeting. Info, call Fred or Bennye, 655-3317, or Patricia, 658-6904. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516, or visit Held in Burlington. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem with sex or relationships? We can help. Sunday meetings, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Sandy, 863-5708. DOES YOUR PARTNER/ SPOUSE HAVE AD/ HD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)? Support group meets in Burlington to share experiences, challenges, laughs, resources. Want more information? Write . WEDNESDAYS CIRCLE A Transpersonal support group, every Wed., 6 p.m., Innerharmony Community Wellness Center, Rt. 100N, Rochester, VT. 767-6092. A sharing circle focusing on personal growth, transformation, spirituality and healing, led by Jim Dodds. DECLUTTER ’S SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe 2 or 3 of us can get together to help each simplify. 453-3612. PARENTS TOGETHER: Support group will be meeting in Rutland on Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. All groups are free and confidential. Please call 1-800-CHILDREN for more information. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Battered Women’s Services and Shelter of Washington County. Please call 1-877-5439498 for more info.

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MENTAL HEALTH ACUTE CARE PROGRAM CHIEF You will lead and manage the acute care team, which is responsible for the statewide coordination and support of psychiatric inpatient services and mental health emergency services; and oversee the emergency psychiatric programs and quality of care in local hospitals designated to provide involuntary care, identifying2v-JohnsonDist-102010.indd 1 and developing opportunities to improve the continuity of care between inpatient and community settings. You should have considerable knowledge of mental illness and the community, and inpatient treatment of psychiatric disability. Prefer master's degree. Reference posting #22749. Burlington – Full-Time. Open until filled.

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MENTAL HEALTH QUALITY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Join a dynamic and active team of mental health professionals in the quality management oversight of mental health initiatives at the state level. Collaborate with a variety of state and local service stakeholders to promote, enhance, and implement mental health services and plan for improving the quality and effectiveness of care and treatment. You will participate in consultation site visits, program reviews, and clinical care reviews to assess quality of care and opportunities for system improvement. Prefer experience in Medicaid auditing and billing, and an understanding of co-occurring disorders and integrated treatment. Reference posting #22770. Burlington – Full-Time. Open until filled. Be a part of a dynamic team coordinating a new initiative to improve integrated services for individuals with co-occurring disorders served in substance abuse and mental health programs. You will provide professional level policy and program development, and program implementation and evaluation work for the Department of Health Divisions of Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP). Prefer master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling and a certified or licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Reference posting #22489. Burlington – Full-Time. Open until filled.

This is a full-time position located in downtown Burlington, with routine travel to Waterbury, Williston and other Vermont locations. Some out-of-state travel may be required.

DATA ANALYST AND INFORMATION COORDINATOR You will provide program level support for all DMH information and business reporting needs. Work with stakeholders to ensure data integrity, and develop and manage ad hoc reports using a variety of reporting and analysis tools. You will design software programs (i.e. ACCESS) capable of organizing and analyzing monthly service information and generate ad hoc evaluative reports from multiple sources. You should have sound statistical, analytical, and computer skills, as well as good communication skills, and a sense of humor. Reference posting #22859. Burlington – Full-Time. Open until filled.

Deadline for application is 11/15/2010.

For information, contact Garry Schaedel, Division Director, at 802-863-7269.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR If you are interested in coordinating people and multiple tasks, join our team as an office manager and supervisor of administrative support. We are seeking a versatile, detail-oriented individual who will thrive on helping our office run smoothly and efficiently. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access highly desirable. Good communication and interpersonal skills a must. Reference posting #22862. Burlington – Full-Time. Open until filled.

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package. To apply, use the online job application at or contact the Department of Human Resources Division, Recruitment Services, at The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package. To apply, use the online job application at or contact the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) 800-640-1657 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). or (800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Accountant/ Financial Analyst

Two Front Office/Data Administrators to be the face of our Barre Office. Positions are 30 hours/week with full benefits package! These positions will collaborate to manage all front office and data functions.

A Burlington-area company is currently searching for a Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst. He/she must have significant experience in manufacturing, accounting, G/L, variance analysis and cash-flow projection.

Do you have excellent people, computer, organizational and typing skills? We also need someone with the ability to be flexible, manage details, and a sense of humor! Bookkeeping and experience with elders and low-income populations a plus! High school diploma required, associate’s or business certificate preferred.

Interested candidates should fax, email, or mail their resume in confidence to: Frank Sadowski Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP 55 Community Dr., Suite 401 So. Burlington, VT 05403 Fax: (802) 651-7305

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SPECIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION AGENCY (SSTA) is looking for an individual with a valid and clear driving record to drive and/or aide on one of our daycare vans. This position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. It is a rotating schedule, which means three weeks the hours are 7–11 a.m. and then 1:30–5:30 p.m. One week of the month the hours are 7 a.m.–4 p.m. The position pays $11/hr. w/ benefits. All interested must be very understanding of children and their needs. Some daycare experience/knowledge is required. SSTA is an equal opportunity employer located at 2091 Main Street, Colchester. Please call Barb at 878-1527 or stop by and fill out an application. No email correspondence, please.

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FACULTY CHAIR MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN MUSIC COMPOSITION Vermont College of Fine Arts seeks an academic leader in the field of Music Composition to serve as part-time (primarily off-site) Faculty Chair for a new student-centered, self-designed, low-residence MFA program in Music Composition planning to enroll its first class in October 2011. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and substantial experience in both the practice and the teaching of music. The Faculty Chair must be aware of current trends in the field, and be able to identify and recruit leading faculty for the program. For more detailed information, including application instructions, visit: employment-opportunities.

FACULTY CHAIR MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN DESIGN Vermont College of Fine Arts seeks an academic leader in the field of Design to serve as part-time (primarily off-site) Faculty Chair for a new student-centered, self-designed, low-residence MFA program in Design planning to enroll its first class in October 2011. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and substantial experience in both the practice and the teaching of design. The Faculty Chair must be aware of current trends in the field and be able to identify and recruit leading faculty for the program. For more detailed information, including application instructions, visit:

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MFA IN DESIGN, MFA IN MUSIC COMPOSITION Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applicants for two new Program Director positions, one in Design and one in Music Composition. These are new programs expected to enroll their first students in October 2011. These are managerial positions, and candidates should be experienced organizers and administrators with entrepreneurial temperament, attention to detail, and excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Expertise in graphic design or visual art will be helpful for the Director in Design, but is not required. Expertise in music is likewise desirable for the Director’s position in Composition. Candidates are encouraged to consult the Vermont College website to acquaint themselves with VCFA’s distinctive academic schedule, learning processes and educational philosophy. To learn more about the position and for application information, visit:

ADmIssIons AnD enRoLLmenT CoUnseLoR MFA PROGRAMS MUSIC AND DESIGN Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applicants whose primary responsibility is coordinating marketing and publicity efforts to reach prospective students for two new low-residence MFA programs, as well as management and counseling of and response to all inquiries/ leads for these two programs. Candidates should have BA degree and related experience. Strong interpersonal skills necessary as there is substantial contact with prospective students. Strong detail-management skills in order to track inquiries, evaluate data and manage diverse duties. A background in music or the arts is desirable, but not required. Candidates are encouraged to consult the College website to acquaint themselves with VCFA’s distinctive academic schedule, learning processes and educational philosophy. To learn more about the position and for application information, visit: employment-opportunities.

EAT, DRINK AND WRITE ALL ABOUT IT Seven Days is looking for a staff food writer with proven journalistic experience, creative flair and extensive knowledge of the Vermont food industry — restaurants, producers and agriculture issues. The position involves originating, writing and assigning food features and reviews; contributing to a weekly food-news column and blog; planning and writing the editorial content of 7 Nights, the dining and nightlife guide; and planning/ coordinating Seven Days’ annual Vermont Restaurant Week and other food events. Send writing samples and a cover letter via email to foodwriter@, or snail mail to Food Writer, Seven Days, P.O. Box 1164, Burlington, VT 05402. No phone calls, please.


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Registered Nurse Part time Licensed RN to assist Vermont nonprofit in the completion of Independent Living Assessments for the elderly and adults with physical disabilities in their homes. Statewide project may offer a few hours initially with opportunity to increase. Competitive compensation and flexibility in hours available. Valid driver's license and access to transportation. Strong knowledge of Choices for Care preferred. Customerfocus, professionalism, flexibility and ability to work with a variety of individuals a must.

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Half-time Office Manager for HIV SerVIceS Program Vermont CARES seeks a self-directed and detail-focused individual to join our dynamic working environment. We are looking for a highly motivated and organized extrovert to coordinate HIV services data, reporting and assistance. Responsibilities include: staffing phones for client contact; managing client database; keeping programs organized and supplied; publishing quarterly client newsletter; coordinating volunteers; some additional database and other administrative support. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and experience working nonjudgmentally with diverse populations are ideal. Half-time position scheduled Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., based in Burlington. Salary range: $12,500-$13,500; optional prorated health and dental insurance; excellent benefits. All those looking for challenging role that directly impacts HIV/AIDS in Vermont, please apply. Send cover letter and resume by October 27, 2010, to: Peter Jacobsen, Executive Director Vermont CARES PO BOX 5248 Burlington, VT, 05402. No emailed resumes, please.

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Veteran’s Day Career Fair Seeking experienced, strategic candidates with top-notch communication and organizational skills and proven experience maintaining a variety of systems and services in an Oracle database and Enterprise Business Suite environment.

Senior Oracle Database Administrator This role owns the planning and execution associated with the GMP’s database and enterprise business systems. The DBA manages day-to-day maintenance of database administration functions, ensures high-availability support for production database environments, and has frequent interaction with infrastructure and application development staff as a high-level problem-solver. Candidates must have a strategic approach to technology and proven success in the following: • Performs application DBA tasks in an Oracle EBS environment including installation, configuration, and maintenance of client and server-based software. • Implements and verifies backup and recovery procedures including disaster recovery and failover.

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• Monitors system/database access, performance and resource utilization. • Maintains security controls for databases and applications. • Minimum 5 years of senior-level database administration and support experience using Oracle 10g and higher in a 24x7, enterprise-level, production environment. • Experience with Oracle Enterprise Business Suite, Oracle Apps and application service, Oracle Fusion Middleware/SOA, SQL Server, MySQL, TOAD, RMAN, RAC, ASM. Green Mountain Power has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine. Our core values reflect safe, fast and effective work practices, and respectful, transparent leadership. Our benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, rich retirement benefits and support for continuing professional advancement. Green Mountain Power Corp. Attn: Human Resources Department, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446, EOE

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Executive Director The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association (VYOA) is seeking an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of management of the organization including operational, fiscal, legal, marketing, fundraising and administrative matters.The ideal candidate will have the skills and background to work collaboratively with the VYOA Music Director to realize artistic goals and monitor the artistic quality of public events and enthusiastically engage donors, volunteers, local music educators, and community and national organizations. The VYOA Board of Directors is seeking an exceptional individual who can provide leadership in developing and expanding fundraising activities and strategies and explore ways to incorporate endowment, planned giving and major gift initiatives into the fundraising plan. This individual should demonstrate a strong commitment to music education and a keen interest in choral and symphonic music. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package is available. Please respond with your resume, cover letter and three professional references in PDF format to (No phone calls, please.) Deadline for applications is November 12, 2010. For a detailed job description, please visit “Job Opportunities” (under “About”) at

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HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST Join the HR Team! This hands-on, multitasking business partner role requires teaming up on strategic initiatives with senior leadership and being a general HR resource. Our closeknit team is looking for a well-rounded, enthusiastic, selfmotivated HR professional with high integrity who will make a positive impact on the organization. Primary responsibilities include compensation and job evaluation, performancebased compensation support, oversight and management of compensation practices, and administration of retirement plans.

MATH SPECIALIST II Tutor students in introductory statistics, calculus and higher content as well as in math study skills and specific problem areas such as under-preparedness and anxiety. Assist students with math preparation for special exams such as the GRE and various professional qualifying exams. In addition, assist students with critical-thinking, study and organizational skills. Students may come to the MSII with various physical or learning difficulties that require varied approaches to tutoring. Please visit our website, for further information and how to apply for these and other great jobs. Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long-term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, retirement annuity plan, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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AssociAte MediA Buyer Kelliher Samets Volk, a Vermont-based marketing group with offices in Burlington, Boston and New York City, is looking for a detail oriented, organized media buyer with 1-3 years experience in an agency or private company environment. We are a fun, fast paced agency organized to create passionate networks of believers. The right person will have 1-3 years media buying experience and skill in Excel. To succeed in this position, you must have boundless passion for your craft, great enthusiasm for clients and energy that will ignite others to be successful.

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Vermont Gas Systems Inc., the only natural gas company in Vermont, is looking for a

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If you want to work for an environmentally friendly company that offers competitive wages, has a great benefits package and career development opportunities, then please submit a cover letter, resume and application via employment.html or mail to Vermont Gas Systems, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 467, Burlington, VT 05402. Please visit our website for more information on this position and our company at

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Montpelier headquarters.

The ideal candidate will have three or more years of experience in office management and executive-level administrative support, including management of computer software and systems, budgets, record keeping, equipment and supplies, and external contracts. Broad general knowledge of office practices and procedures is required. This position supervises other administrative staff, so prior experience with staff supervision in an office setting is strongly preferred. Strong organizational, time-management and communications skills are a must. Preference given to candidates who have experience with labor unions, or public-sector, government or advocacy organizations. Valid driving license and private auto required. Bachelor’s degree or significant equivalent experience required. VSEA is an equal opportunity employer.

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The successful candidate must be able to effectively analyze and problem solve customer inquiries, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and be organized with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities. We’re looking for a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to follow established guidelines. The individual in this position must be able to handle challenging customer situations and meet telephone service productivity measures.

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Customer Service Representative We’re seeking a personable, customer-focused individual to join our Call Center team as a Customer Service Representative. This position is responsible for answering phones, greeting customers and visitors, and handling walk-in payments. This position will also be responsible for performing all Customer Service Representative duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to explaining billing and budget balances to customers; collecting delinquent bills both active and inactive; and handling customer inquiries regarding service, marketing, rates and other related matters by phone, in-person or via written correspondence.

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The Vermont State Employees’ Association Inc., a labor union representing over 6000 state and other public-sector employees in Vermont, is seeking to fill an

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This position is responsible for providing professional-level park planning services, research and analysis of technical park planning for short and long range purposes; managing construction projects, parks and recreation service contracts, and leading public processes across various department projects. The position also assists in planning for the appropriate management and use of parks to optimize experiences while intentionally managing impact upon the resources. This position is limited service full time. To apply, submit a CITY OF BURLINGTON application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, 131 Church St., 2nd floor, Burlington VT 05401, by November 2, 2010. For more information, please visit our website:

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PROFESSIONAL MANUFACTURING ADVISOR Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) REsponsibilitiEs: As an important member of the VMEC team working with clients primarily located in northwest Vermont, this challenging position involves identifying, evaluating, implementing and managing multiple projects involving manufacturing, process improvement, and growth strategy solutions for Vermont manufacturers that desire to improve their operations and grow. QualifiCations: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other

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Join a Progressive Organization! Make a Difference! Middlebury Interactive Languages offers online foreign-language learning, as well as summer camp language-immersion programs for middle school and high school language students. We are the future! A progressive company with exciting new opportunities for individuals who truly wish to make a difference in the lives of students, we have the following opportunity: We are seeking a Procurement Manager with a combination of strategic thinking, transactional accuracy, project/systems management skills, and ability to leverage best practices to help build company function. This role will create, finalize and execute purchasing and procurement strategies for the national MMLA Language Academy program and the organization. This includes acquiring goods within budget, and facilitating communication both among internal stakeholders and with external partners to deliver products and services according to plan.

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appropriate discipline, plus a minimum of 10 years manufacturing experience or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. An advanced business degree or second degree that provides cross-functional skills desirable. Must possess strong project management skills, selling ability, and excellent writing, presentation and oral communications skills. Hands-on experience with Lean manufacturing required and experience with Lean transformations and Lean culture desirable. Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, and be able to multitask. In-state travel required. Some flexibility in office location may be possible. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Information on VMEC is available at to apply:

•  Download, complete, and submit (via U.S. mail) the following: [1) a confidential Vermont Technical College Application for Employment; [2) your resume; [3) the names and contact information for three personal references, and [4) a cover letter expressing your interest in this position. •  The Application for Employment may be downloaded from the VT Tech website at: Select the “About Vermont Tech” tab, then the “Employment” tab, and follow the link to “Application for Employment.” •  Send all information together to: Vermont Technical College, Human Resources, PO Box 500, Randolph Center, VT 05061. Candidates must be willing to submit to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check. Vermont Tech is an equal opportunity employer.

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SpeCialized Community Support Worker (2 poSitionS) Very active 15-year-old girl needs 20 hours of after school support in South Burlington area. She enjoys yoga, animals and attending social activities. Ideal candidate has considerable experience supporting youth with challenging behavior. A positive and consistent demeanor required. Schedule is 2:15 until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Benefits eligible.

Career adviSor SUCCEED Program Career Advisors help college students with developmental disabilities identify a meaningful career path through securing part-time employment and an internship placement. They work closely with students on job-related skills such as interview coaching and workplace communication , as well as support students to build employment portfolios. Candidates with a background in business and experience with the population is preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a cuttingedge postsecondary education program in diverse and dynamic Burlington, Vt. Full time with comprehensive benefits package. Visit for more details and a complete list of employment opportunities. HowardCenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to qualified employees.

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We are seeking an IT Manager with the leadership skills required to own a project from inception to completion. This is a hands-on manager with outstanding communication and customer-service skills. The primary function will be providing IT strategy and support for a 100-person educational organization. Ten to twenty percent of the job will be developing mobile computer labs that will be deployed at colleges around the country; this will require some travel. The ideal candidate will have experience with networking, hardware, software, licensing, antivirus, backups, systems administration, telephony, asset tracking and desktop support. Send resumes to:

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We are Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading furniture retailer, and we have an opening for a sales professional in two of our locations. You must be a team player and have a customer-first attitude. Attention to detail is a must, with weekend hours involved. Our top salespeople are making $50,000+ in a tough economy, and our business is growing. If you are interested in joining a professional sales team, and we do mean team, email your resume to: dwhitaker@furniturevt. com, or mail to Julie Lusignan, 320 Pioneer Dr., Williston, VT 05495.


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Crop (Social) Circles NOFA’s Weed Dating gives ag types a different way to get dirty B Y L AUREN OBER






enny Chard and Sean Tomato pick their way through soggy McIntosh trees looking for dropped apples. The selection is slim. Most of the good fruit left at Shelburne Orchards has been scavenged. But they keep looking, trying to fill their wooden box with apples they can puree into sauce for local food shelves. “You think it’s OK if they have bites out of them?” Sean asks his harvesting partner. “I don’t know. But I’m not finding any good apples,” Jenny says. “Maybe they’re all over on this side,” says Sean, gesturing toward the trees across the row. Dingalingaling! A cowbell chimes, and Sean and Jenny part ways. Sean goes with Rachael Radish. Jenny goes with Mike Bok Choy. In Weed Dating, time is short — five to seven minutes per interaction. Then it’s on to someone else. In the world of singles activities, Weed Dating may just be the least awkward and angst ridden. You don’t have to maintain eye contact, you can focus on a task — in this case, picking drops — and the work gives you something to talk about besides your job and where you’re from. On this wet Saturday, singles who came to the Weed Dating finale could chat about the best methods of making applesauce or their love of cider doughnuts. Despite its cheeky name, Weed Dating has nothing to do with marijuana. It’s an experiment of sorts, hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, to help agriculturally inclined types meet the like minded. It’s speed dating for farmers, gardeners and others who don’t mind getting dirty. Credit Tunbridge farmer Wendy Palthey with the idea. Palthey, who runs Tunbridge Hill Farm with her husband,

Weed Dating participants at Shelburne Orchards

says the idea came to her when she was talking with some NOFA people about how hard it is for farmhands to find friends and dates. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a special kind of speed dating for farm folks? The NOFA staffers didn’t think they had the capacity to plan and run such an event, but plucky intern Sarah Heusner took off with the idea. She created the rules and worked to get the word out about what eventually became a series of four Weed Dating afternoons. The first event was held at Palthey’s farm, the next three on other agricultural lands. With the exception of the finale, Weed Dating works like this: Participants choose a pseudonym that reflects their favorite fruit or vegetable — Natalie Mango, Sarah Watermelon, Adam Peaches & Nectarines. (As with any speed-dating event, there has to be some measure of anonymity for safety.) LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...


IT’S AN EXPERIMENT OF SORTS TO HELP AGRICULTURALLY INCLINED TYPES MEET THE LIKE MINDED. Then they receive a number and are told to pair up with the next number in sequence. One goes with two, three goes with four, etc. Each pair gets a crop row to weed. They move along their beds, tearing out the nutrient-sucking plants while making conversation. That was the


rationale for choosing weeding as an activity, offers Caitlin Gildrien, outreach coordinator at NOFA, who has been helping with the project. “It’s just mindless enough so you can carry on a conversation,” Gildrien says. “There’s less pressure, and both people are engaged in something.” Because the last event happened in the fall, NOFA wanted to hold it at an apple orchard. But picking up fallen apples is every bit as mindless as weeding, so the concept carries over. When Heusner rings the cowbell after about seven minutes, it’s time to switch partners. Odd numbers stay in their rows, while even numbers rotate. This continues until all the evens have met all the odds. Then they are mixed up again, so everyone gets a chance to meet everyone else. Pairs aren’t made by gender: “We didn’t want to make assumptions,” says Gildrien. If all the pairs were male-female, plenty of participants would be left out. At the Shelburne Orchards Weed Dating event, just four of the 12 participants are male. That’s a much better turnout than at the previous events held at Montpelier’s Food Works at Two Rivers Center and Shrewsbury’s Alchemy Gardens, where total participants numbered fewer than 10. Gildrien figures the numbers are pretty good, considering that summer is peak growing season, when farmers work exhaustingly long days. Plus, many people who might be interested in a dating event like this live in rural areas far from the population hubs where the activities were held. Gildrien doesn’t believe the low turnout means people don’t need Weed Dating. Farming and rural living can be isolating, she argues. Agricultural work is physically demanding and doesn’t pair CROP (SOCIAL) CIRCLES

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EMIly bETz wasn’t looking to sell her 5-year-old restaurant, Shelburne’s bIsTro saucE, but when Charlotte couple John and carolyn kovac and their business partner JEnnIFEr sInclaIr approached her about buying it, she decided to consider the possibility. “It took me a long time to decide if it was something I wanted to do,” says Betz, who spent months considering the offer before opting to sell. Sauce will serve its last meals on Thursday, October 28. The Kovacs hope to open the doors to their new restaurant — which Betz describes in an email as “a new casual dining experience with a ‘twist,’ in a relaxing and rustic environment” — in early December. What will Betz do with her newfound free time? For now, she plans to spend it with her three young children. “It’s their turn for a bit,” she says. “I’m looking forward to having some time to think about what the next thing is going to be.”


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outside Vermont, ranging from agricultural blogs to national radio programs. At the finale, four journalists hovered over participants as they picked drops and made small talk. One of them — a news photographer from WCAX — carried a huge television camera, spooking more than a couple of Weed Daters, who asked that their real names not be used in this story. The media engaged in this lovefest have framed Weed Dating as something of a quaint Vermont curiosity. But Gildrien says there’s more to it than that. Living in a rural state is hard and leaves people desperate for human connections, she says. Online dating can be

“In Burlington, all the bars feel like college bars. But dating is tough anyways,” Meg says. Rachael Radish, from Westford, used the event as a way to meet new people, not necessarily to make a love connection. She recently moved back to Vermont from the Pacific Northwest and will be working at Gardener’s Supply for the holiday season. “A friend from New York sent me a link and I figured, why not?” she says. “I just wanted to meet people with similar interests.” Despite the rain and the lopsided ratio of males to females, Rachael says she enjoyed herself and met a few folks she could see herself hanging out with, though not romantically. The low attendance of Weed Dating hasn’t stopped it from drawing the attention of media outlets both in and

off-putting and overwhelming for many, and meeting other people with compatible interests and values can seem nearly impossible. While Weed Dating may not have spawned any matches “made in NOfAvore heaven” — as the promotional material says — all the participants leave knowing they’ve made new acquaintances while collecting apples that will eventually feed hungry Vermonters. And, as orchard owner Nick Cowles reminds the group, you never can tell how things will turn out. “When I first met my wife,” he tells the Weed Daters, “we were pressing cider.” m

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On Friday, October 15, the website of Waitsfield’s MIChaEl’s GooD to Go announced: “Good to Go will be closing for good after dinner this Friday night.” The news may be disappointing to fans of chef-owner MIChaEl FlanaGan’s Baja fish tacos and localvore sliders. But Flanagan claims the end of

I believe in second chances. If I try a new restaurant and it’s less than great, I give it some time to grow before deciding its place on my very busy dining dance card. All too often, there’s not much change. Luckily, that was not the case with the Vermont Sports Grill, which I visited for the second time this Saturday. The major attraction of the Sports Grill that night was simply that it was open. It was 10:30 p.m., and I was hungry. I asked the hostess how late they served food, expecting her to say they had already stopped. “Until around 1 a.m.” she said. Who does that? Barely any downtown Burlington restaurants serve past 10, let alone those located in suburban South Burlington. Most late-night food is strictly of the “open a bag and throw something in the fryer variety.” This is also not the case at Vermont Sports Grill…



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the business was part of his plan from the start. “Our only child has gone off to college,” says Flanagan, who’s looking to adopt a more mobile lifestyle. “When we started, we wanted to pass it along to someone.” That “someone” is the team behind a renowned Vermont bar and restaurant. The future operators wish to remain anonymous until all the paperwork is completed. For now, the new chef is willing to disclose that he hopes to open as soon as a week and a half from now and will serve Latin-inspired food, including tacos, for takeout or delivery. There will also be housemade sausages and other charcuterie. “I’m really thrilled to be handing it over to them,” says Flanagan. He won’t get much of a break before heading back to the grind. The former fine-dining chef, who once helmed the kitchen at the prestigious PItChEr Inn, will continue to cater events. Recently, Flanagan has begun driving a vegetable- oilpowered bus to concerts and festivals across the country. The mobile eatery will continue to bear the Michael’s Good to Go name. Though it’s fun hitting events, Flanagan, who recently turned 50, admits his bus isn’t quite the retirement job he envisioned. “It’s really hard work,” he explains. “It’s like making a pop-up restaurant for a weekend.” However, he’s glad to pull up to supersize functions, including the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee, and serve customers fresh, Vermont-sourced food at reasonable prices. Dishes include “Green Mountain corn fritters” and crispy agedashi tofu made from VErMont soy bean curd. Want a taste of Michael’s Good to Go without an out-of-state trek? Flanagan

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hen you place a call to Caroline’s restaurant in Jericho, located in the Re t same building as the stauran much-loved Village Cup and owned by the same man, Steve Burke, the staff makes no bones about the style of fare. “Caroline’s fine dining,” says the voice on the other end of the line. With décor that would please a Victorian matriarch — lacy curtains, Creative nightly snowy linens, landscape paintings in gold entreé + dessert specials frames — the restaurant certainly delivers on fine dining ambiance. Extremely Reservations Recommended: 865-5200 attentive service and luxe menu items, Lunch Monday - Saturday Dim Sum Sunday from 11:30 am including a foamed baby-lettuce Caesar Dinner Nightly from 5pm salad and a prosciutto-wrapped wild 133 Bank St. Burlington striped sea bass, complete the picture. But, given that Jericho is about a half Let us cater your next event hour from the nearest city and the nearest après-ski mecca, offering entrées 12v-singlepebble081810.indd 1 8/16/10 11:55:26 AMthat range from $20 to $30 seems pretty daring, even in a town where the median family income was in the $70,000 range as of the 2000 census. The pricing may seem audacious. But OUR COMMUNITY Caroline’s chef, Joseph Ianelli, a Culinary IS PART OF THE Institute of America graduate who grew up in Richmond, recently threw down a WORLD COMMUNITY. gustatory gauntlet. In an interview with HELP US DEVELOP A VACCINE Alice Levitt for the September 28 issue FOR DENGUE FEVER of Seven Days, Ianelli said, “I’m trying to position myself with Hen of the Wood Outpatient and the Kitchen Table Bistro as our Clinical major competition.” Given that those two restaurants have received national Research Study press attention and James Beard nods, he’s aiming high. Two weeks in, I found plenty of pleasant dishes at Caroline’s, but the food didn’t quite seem to justify the expense. And the menu, while an enticing read, neglected to mention sourcing. As someone who will pay extra for items grown or raised according to certain • Healthy Individuals standards, I might have found the pricAges 18-50 ing more palatable if I’d known the • 1 Screening visit provenance of the ingredients, particularly the meats. • Single dosing visit with Of the appetizers, an arugula salad follow-up visits with house-cured duck prosciutto was • Now screening the prettiest. The pile of verdant greens was ringed with thin slices of duck, • Compensation up to $1,070 pecans and small mounds of ricotta. The duck was savory and tender, and For more information and there was just enough dressing on the scheduling, leave your salad to moisten the greens without name, phone number, and overpowering them. The only flaw was a good time to call back. slices of underripe stone fruit tossed in with the arugula. They looked like nectarines but were so flavorless that I wasn’t sure. A bowl of chestnut bisque, dotted with bits of apple and drizzled with Call 656-0013 or cream, was seasonally perfect, if a bit on fax 656-0881 or email the sweet side. The spices were cent of Thanksgiving pies. The butternut

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squash pancake, on the other hand, was almost shockingly sour — piles of spiced apple butter and dots of apple gastrique on the side were its saving graces. Of everything I tried, the pancake was the only item that didn’t compel me to clean my plate. Vegetarians sometimes gripe that fleshless fare is an afterthought on restaurant menus: Think steamed veggie plates or a pan-seared but barely seasoned slab of tofu. Caroline’s kitchen is more considerate of meat-eschewing diners. Last Thursday, both soups, two salads and two appetizers were vegetarian. The menu has a separate section for vegetarian entrées, although the prices — all more than $20 — may give frugal diners pause.

I tried the veggie version of Jericho Carbonara. (The same dish appears in the meaty section of the menu with the addition of maple-glazed ham.) Blacktruffle shavings on the pasta helped explain the price, but the funky flavor of the fungus got lost in the busy, creamy dish, which also includes peas, corn, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano. Overall, though, the generous bowlful was filling and tasted good. A $30 slice of grilled beef tenderloin — prepared classically with a Gorgonzola crust and a perfectly red, rare interior — was well executed and incredibly tender. A request to receive the dish with Brussels sprouts instead of out-of-season asparagus was politely

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food accommodated, and the accompanying Malbec demiglace was rich and flavorful. Orange-scented crème brûlée, with a burnt-sugar crust that broke with a satisfying crackle when smacked with a spoon, was a fine way to end the meal. Connected to Caroline’s by a narrow passageway, the Village Cup was renowned for its cozy atmosphere and its pastries under the previous owner. Since Burke bought it, the place has undergone its own changes: Now, besides serving as a neighborhood breakfast joint and café, it’s a nighttime bistro complete with a

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seared scallops with parsnip puree and almond beurre blanc. Right now, it’s too early to tell if Jericho is ripe for destination dining, or if Caroline’s will eventually be ranked among Vermont’s finest. It often takes months for new eateries to live up to their full potential. For now, it’s a great place to go if you live nearby and can afford to splurge. And for Burke, having the Village Cup next door, keeping the money rolling in as Caroline’s ramps up, could be a winning strategy for bringing fine dining to this once-sleepy little town. m

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sizeable bar. Exposed wooden beams and a high ceiling preserve the feel of an old Vermont barn, but the tables are simple and modern. The same kitchen serves the fancy restaurant and its casual sister, where main dishes ring up at less than $10 apiece. Ianelli — who is presumably very busy right now — is head chef of both. At Sunday brunch, the Village Cup bustles. Patrons order entrées and sweets — such as blueberry-cheese Danishes and gooey sticky buns made with eggy brioche dough — at the counter, and get coffee at a self-serve station. Numbers let the staffers know where to drop off cups of tea and plates. Last weekend, one of the specials was what one might call an eggs Benedict

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As election season builds to a frenzy of smear tactics and schmoozing, Vermont Vaudeville saw the need for a hefty dose of unadulterated honesty. Enter the Hardwick-based performance group’s The Truth. As the title implies, the content is sweet and simple, but it’s simultaneously awe inspiring. That’s what happens when circus antics, goofy monologues and physical comedy collide. Cofounders Brent and Maya McCoy, frequent Circus Smirkus collaborators, perform character-driven capers; they’ve posed as everything from bumbling “country bumpkins” to remote-control-operated individuals, says Brent. Modern Times Theater’s Justin Lander and Rose Friedman — also VV cofounders — bring on the puppetry and music. Special guests follow suit with honest-to-goodness improv, hula hooping and juggling.

‘THE TRUTH’ Saturday, October 23, 7 p.m., at Hardwick Town House. $5-10 suggested donation. Info, 5332589.


Hot Stuff Frank Vignola isn’t just a jazzman, but you’d never guess the guitarist’s parallel prowess in fusion, pop, rock and blues by listening to his Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Indeed, to honor the legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France cofounder in the year of his 100th birthday, Vignola organized his own jazz manouche fivesome and released a tribute CD, 100 Years of Django. Capturing Reinhardt’s breakneck single-note style is no easy feat, but All About Jazz calls the album “a perfect present for all lovers of the great gypsy guitarist.” Frank Vignola’s Hot Club celebrates sizzling numbers such as “Rhythm Futur” and “Douce Ambiance” in a performance at Chandler Music Hall this week. Catch the heat wave.

FRANK VIGNOLA’S HOT CLUB Friday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph. $25-30. Info, 728-6464.




All Jazzed Up Talk about jazz hands: Cuba’s Chuchos Valdés has one of the best pairs around. The 69-year-old pianist and composer has proved his mastery of the genre through more than 80 recordings and seven Grammy awards; he’s been known to “leapfrog across styles and eras, embracing everything from ragtime to Rachmaninoff, and from ancient ritual to contemporary jazz,” says Australia’s Age. On his first extensive American tour in seven years, Valdés and the six-member Afro-Cuban Messengers swing through the Flynn and the Hop, toting along a taste of Cuba’s arts scene through satellite events. A film screening and master class augment a talk about contemporary Cuban sounds with New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff; a visual lecture portraying Valdés’ homeland with photographer Virginia Beahan; and a discussion with noted Cuban arts and culture expert Helmo Hernández Trejo. CHUCHO VALDÉS & THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS Sunday, October 24, 7 p.m., at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $25-41. Info, 863-5966.



Sunday, October 24, 3-5 p.m., at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center in Burlington. Free. Info, 863-5966.

HELMO HERNÁNDEZ TREJO Sunday, October 24, 5:30 p.m., at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center in Burlington. Free. Info, 864-4334 or 864-1722.

PIANO MASTER CLASS WITH CHUCHO VALDÉS & THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS Monday, October 25, 11 a.m.-noon, at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15. Space is limited; preregister. Info, 863-5966.

CHUCHO VALDÉS & THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m., at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. $10-50. Info, 603-646-2422.


VIRGINIA BEAHAN Monday, October 25, 6:30 p.m., 219 Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

BEN RATLIFF Tuesday, October 26, 6 p.m., at Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

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SCRABBLE CLUB: Adults spell it out while raking in the points for clever combinations. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

KELLEY MARKETING MEETING: Marketing, advertising, communications, social media and design professionals brainstorm help for local nonprofits over breakfast. Room 217, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 865-6495.






‘A TASTE OF KABUKI BUYO’: The three-stringed shamisen provides accompaniment to traditional Japanese dance. Marble Court, Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Regular museum admission, $3-5; free for children under 6. Info, 656-2005.

environment DEBATE ON NUCLEAR ENERGY: Former WCAX-TV news director Marselis Parsons moderates an exchange between the American Nuclear Society’s Howard Shaffer III and Public Citizen’s Tyson Slocum about the pros and cons of nuclear power. Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 7 p.m. Free; ticket required. Info, 468-1119.

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


Thursday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. View website for future dates through October 30. $15-20. Info, 863-5966.

‘REDESIGNING YOUR DRIVEWAY’: The Chittenden County Stream Team holds a workshop about adjusting parking spots to reduce storm-water runoff and improve water quality. Village of Essex Junction Municipal Offices, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-9278, RUG HOOKING & KNITTING CIRCLE: Experienced and novice needleworkers present their looped creations, swap ideas and indulge in textile camaraderie. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

‘GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES’: Two young siblings try to survive World War II on their own in Isao Takahata’s 1988 animated Japanese drama. Room 208, Yokum Lecture Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145. ‘RACING DREAMS’: Marshall Curry’s 2009 sports documentary is the coming-of-age tale of three youths with dreams of NASCAR. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘THE CONCERT’: Decades after a renowned orchestra conductor was fired for taking on Jewish musicians, he reforms the ensemble for a surprise Paris performance in Radu Mihaileanu’s 2009 film. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink ENOSBURG FALLS FARMERS MARKET: A morethan-20-year-old bazaar offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503 or 933-6623. GLUTEN-FREE SERIES: Who needs wheat, barley or rye? Attendees whip up two gluten-free appetizers over diet discussion. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. GROWING CULINARY MUSHROOMS: Gardeners soak up tips from Vermush’s Eric Swanson about fostering gourmet fungi at home. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. LAMOILLE VALLEY YEAR-ROUND FARMERS ARTISAN MARKET: Farmers and food producers fill WED.20

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‘MAXIMIZING YOUR CREDIT’: High school and college kids gain an understanding of building and maintaining a strong credit score. Preregistration preferred. VSAC Building, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-642-3177.

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA: A longstanding big-screen affair boasts a lineup of independent flicks from around the world. Various locations, Montreal, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Various prices. Info, 514-282-0004,


n a play that already features love triangles and transvestites, adding puppets to the wacky Rocky Horror Show mix may seem relatively tame. If anything, though, “The puppets are allowing us to push the ... naughtiness quotient a little more,” says director and coproducer Kevin Christopher of the Saints and Poets Production Company. The brand-new performance group strives to use “puppetry for pure entertainment’s sake,” he explains. With some verified puppet nudity, that shouldn’t be a tough goal to meet. Onstage puppeteers and one human actor man the action, while live singers supply the vocals. It’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the right, but you’ve never done the “Time Warp” like this.

‘EMBODYING PRACTICE’: Dr. Robert M. Kest leads an exploration of the body as the central experience of meditation and ethics. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,

‘DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB’: Peter Sellers stars in this 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic about the start of a nuclear holocaust. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.


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‘CREATING A FINANCIAL FUTURE’: Folks with basic money management under control learn how to build long-term wealth in the Growing Money Program’s course about mutual funds, Roth IRAs, APYs and more. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2567,

‘CLIMATE REFUGEES’: Michael P. Nash’s 2010 documentary captures the plight of those displaced by environmental disasters, and the global migration and border conflicts the ensue. A discussion with Bill McKibben, Michael Nash and Pat McConathy follows. McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5710.



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Vermonters’ totes with local and organic dining options, including eggs, cider, seeds and cow cheeses. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-1261.

kids Babytime: Crawling tots and their parents gather for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-3659. Pajama Story Time: Kids cuddle up in their nightclothes for an hour of bedtime stories, cookies and milk. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. Peter the Music Man: Educator Peter Alsen lets preschoolers try out various instruments at a fun intro to music theory. Colchester Meeting House, Colchester, 12:30-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. Power Play Demonstration: Bright students learn about electricity, wind turbines and energy choices with an educator. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Regular admission, $8.5010.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.

music Hinesburg Community Band Rehearsals: New members are welcome as the community group polishes its pieces. Room 163, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 7:15-9 p.m. Free. Info, 482-3010, Linda Radtke: The musician gives a costumed rundown of major state benchmarks in “Vermont History Through Song.” Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. Valley Night: Bluesman Mark LaVoie steals the stage with his harmonica. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.





Corn Maze: Walkers navigate a labyrinth of 12 acres of organic corn. Boyden Farm, Cambridge, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $5-7; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 644-5974. Mystery in the Corn Maze: Sleuths play “Farm Scene Investigation” as they wander between 10-foot-tall stalks searching for clues to solve a whodunit. Sam Mazza’s Family Farm, Colchester, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5-7; $20 per family of four. Info, 655-3440. The Great Vermont Corn Maze: Weather permitting, an 8.5-acre maze of maize lures labyrinth lovers outstanding in their field. Last person will be admitted at 3 p.m. Boudreau Farm, Danville, 10 a.m. $9-12; free for ages 4 and under. Info, 748-1399,

politics Burlington Rally for Shumlin: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic nominee for governor Peter Shumlin hold a series of public campaign rallies with music and food. Nectar’s, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1505. People’s Forum: Incumbents and candidates discuss their plans for health care, children and the economy. North Country Career Center, Newport, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

talks 2010 Roland Batten Lecture: Architect Rolf Kielman surveys essential housing, educational and community projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Room 301, Williams Hall, UVM, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3131. Bekah Mandell: This member of the Vermont Workers’ Center explores grassroots organizational strategies in the context of the Health Care Is a Human Right campaign. Manor Oak Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Free. Info, 322-1617.

Burack Lecture Series: Dr. Fay B. Horak of Oregon Health & Science University briefs listeners on “Advances in the Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Balance Disorders: Translating Science to Practice.” John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-8647. Candace Page: In “The Power of the Written Word in a Changing World,” the environmental reporter and former Burlington Free Press managing editor evaluates the impact of putting ecological issues on paper. Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327. Global & Regional Studies Lecture: Assistant professor of history Nicole Phelps takes listeners back to “Internment and the Transnational Construction of Citizenship: Austrian and Hungarian Enemy Aliens in the United States, 19171921.” John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1096, Latin American Studies Lecture: Inner-city gardening and cultural food roots are the topics of Kiado Cruz’s talk, “Sustainable Agriculture and Social Justice: Cultivating Peace, One Garden at a Time.” Room 413, UVM Waterman Building, Burlington, 3:45-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005. Loïc Tassé: As part of a series about international issues, the political science lecturer at the University of Montréal speaks on “China: Economy vs. Environment.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Marialisa Calta: A nationally syndicated food writer dishes about “Vermont Food: Back to the Future.” Noble Lounge, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 1 p.m. $20-40 membership to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs, or $5 donation. Info, 454-4675, Nancy Boone: In “The Architecture of Farming: Vermont’s Agricultural History and Farm Buildings,” the state architectural historian explains the evolution of barns. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; program, 7 p.m. United Church of Christ, Bradford, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4423. Noontime Café & Program: UVM history department’s Erik Esselstrom sheds light on “Samurai Imaginaries: Japanese Warriors in Popular Memory.” Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 12:151:15 p.m. Regular museum admission, $3-5; free for children under 6. Info, 656-2005. Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture: In “Dirty Tricks: Media Manipulation During Elections,” St. Mike’s professor Traci Griffith homes in on tactics that can influence voting habits. Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 1:30-3 p.m. $5. Info, 253-9011.

theater ‘All In the Timing’: Stowe Theatre Guild presents David Ives’ collection of six one-act comedies containing life themes about love and philosophy. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 253-3961, tickets ‘Amadeus’: Northern Stage presents this Tony Award-winning thriller about the rivalry between young musical genius Mozart and composer Antonio Salieri. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $10-58. Info, 291-9009, ext. 13. ‘The Glass Menagerie’: Vermont Stage Company returns to its inaugural show (produced in 1994), Tennessee Williams’ memory piece about family promises and loyalty. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $24.30-32.50. Info, 863-5966.

words Book Discussion Series: ‘What a Character’: Willa Cather’s My Ántonia provides ample discussion for attentive readers. Norwich Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 296-2191. Gastronomy Book Discussion: Bookworms devour Diana Abu-Jaber’s mouth-watering novel Crescent before group discussion. Hartland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 436-2473.

‘How Writers Do It: A Fiction Workshop’: Wordsmiths analyze passages of fiction from different eras before experimenting with point of view, voice and structure. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7217.

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

Poetry Reading: Lorrie and Barry Goldensohn, Baron Wormser and Jane Shore lift antiwar poetry off of the page. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


Susanmarie Harrington: The director of Writing in the Disciplines and professor of English explores “Creative Conversational Writing: Alternative Assignments to Help Students Learn.” Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3131.

‘The Concert’: See WED.20, 7 p.m.

Tanya Lee Stone: The Vermont author of The Good, the Bad and the Barbie draws conclusions about what the iconic doll represents about girlhood in America. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999. Vermont Reads Book Discussion: Bibliophiles sink their teeth into Katherine Paterson’s The Day of the Pelican. Our Lady of Providence, Winooski, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-4816.

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‘Make Art Together’: Artists of all experience levels produce creations in good company. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

business ‘Top Tax Tips for Small Businesses’: Champlain Valley SCORE holds a workshop of useful tips and strategies for year-end tax planning. Citizens Bank, 148 College Street, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 per person; $40 per couple. Info, 951-6762.

education ‘Windows on Waldorf’: Adults catch up on student curriculum and take a look at class projects. Preregister. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 456-7400.

environment New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference: Bill McKibben, Peter Forbes and Dana Hudson keynote a gathering focused on “Designing Our Shared Future.” Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Various prices; visit for details. Info, 472-6185. Transition Town Montpelier: Didi Pershouse, founder of the Center for Sustainable Medicine, draws on her experiences visiting Cuba to assess sustainable health care opportunities in Vermont. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘The Gleaners and I’: Agnès Varda’s 2000 documentary makes a statement on food production and waste by following the poor who search reaped fields for leftovers. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink ‘Cacao, Coffee and Sugar Cane’: Sandra Lory explores “three sacred plants of the global south” in a multisensory presentation. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. ‘Choctoberfest Celebration’: Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy it with hot cocoa and chocolate tastings at Lake Champlain Chocolates retail stores in Burlington and Waterbury. Various locations statewide, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 264-2146. Farm & Food Tour: A caravan-style expedition to Hardwick-area farms and food businesses introduces visitors to a bustling agricultural community. Preregister. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 10 a.m. $50; free for children 10 and under. Info, 472-5840. Gastronomic Getaway Weekend: Chow down on the Empire State’s culinary offerings, ranging from three-course dinners by New York City chefs to cooking lessons to wine pairings to a barbecue throwdown. Lake Placid Lodge, N.Y., 4:30-11 p.m. $150 per day; couple and weekend rates available. Info, 877-523-2700. Senior Luncheon: Elders fill up on chicken and biscuits, green beans, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Senior Citizens Center, Brandon, noon. Free. Info, 247-3121.

kids Lego Club: Future engineers, urban planners and pirates sharpen their skills with a big bucket of building blocks. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Lightbulb Lab: Bright thinkers ages 2 to 8 sharpen their skills with problem-solving and math activities. Preregister. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Music With Peter: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


Preschool Story Hour: Picture books and crafts captivate early bookworms. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.

Chess Club: Checkmate! Board-game players try to attack the king with sly strategies. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $2-3. Info, 363-5803.

Preschool Storytime: Tots ages 3 to 5 bury their noses in books with read-aloud tales, rhymes, songs and crafts. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.

Community Potluck: Recycle fiends come together for shared dishes, conversation and a screening of “The Story of Stuff,” an environmental short. August First, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; bring your own plates and utensils. Info, 872-8100, ext. 234.


Indoor Garden Workshop: Localvores learn the steps to harvesting sunflower greens for salads or wraps. Preregister. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $10-12. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,


Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder: The duo weaves history and folklore together with the Celtic harp and concertina. Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 877-2211.

Corn Maze: See WED.20, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Mystery in the Corn Maze: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the Great VerMont Corn Maze: See WED.20, 10 a.m.

For mature audiences only. See calendar spotlight. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15-20. Info, 863-5966.

PeoPle’s ForuM: See WED.20, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

talks Booked For lunCh: Food writer and coauthor of Cooking With Shelburne Farms: Food and Stories From Vermont Melissa Pasanen dishes out tasty tidbits about cooking locally, along with homemade cookies. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon. Donations accepted. Info, 863-3403. BuraCk leCture series: Essayist and awardwinning author Judith Ortiz Cofer presents “A Love Story Beginning in Spanish: A Prose and Poetry Reading.” Billings Library North Lounge. University of Vermont, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005. Janine krieBer: A political scientist specializing in international security speaks on “Terrorists and Insurgents.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Joel BerG: The author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America? presents a common-sense plan for ending childhood hunger in a kick-off to the college’s American Poverty in Context symposium. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 718-399-9149. leadershiP toolkit series: Student Tyler Bellick and director of fraternity and sorority life Allison Swick-Duttine dole out advice for “How to Change Things, When Change Is Hard.” Meeting Room 1, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., noon. Free. Info, 518-565-0145. Media MaVen leCture series: Attendees pick up tech-savvy tips for changing the world, one phone at a time, in “Make Mobile Action Work for You.” Preregister. Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. $5-15; additional $5 for lunch. Info, 862-1645, ext. 19 .

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theater ‘a Prairie hoMe CoMPanion’ liVe in hd: Lake Wobegon buffs catch Garrison Keillor and his guests in action at a broadcast of the radio show’s recording session. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 8 p.m. $12-15. Info, 748-2600. ‘all in the tiMinG’: See WED.20, 8 p.m.

‘slaM: the hoCkey roCk oPera’: Central Vermont Community Players premiere a locally penned musical about the search for home within the world of semiprofessional hockey. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. $15-20. Info, 249-0414, the Glass MenaGerie’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. ‘the haunted Forest’: Good-natured thrills and chills await visitors at this volunteer-run, tooscary-for-tots take on outdoor theater. Tours run on the hour; children’s matinée shows on Saturday, October 30, 11-2 p.m. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 7-10 p.m. $8.50-$12.50. Info, 879-9160. ‘twelVe anGry Jurors’: The Valley Players examine the nature of democracy and the duties of American citizenship in this courtroom drama. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 583-1674.

words Phoenix writinG GrouP: Pen-and-paper scribblers of all genres and levels of expertise read and discuss original works. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. Poetry JaM: Local writer Trevien Stanger hosts an evening of shared lyrical passages with a harvest theme. Green Door Studio, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 603-498-9287.

STUDY #33: For ages 18-65 This study involves 2 visits, a total of approximately 4 hours. If eligible you may be asked to quit for 12 hours. Participants in the study may be paid $40 in cash sponsored by:

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call Teresa at 656-3831

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






new enGland enVironMental eduCation allianCe ConFerenCe: See THU.21, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.




BinGo: Luck comes into play as folks wait for five in a row. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

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FaMily weekend: Parents scope out their kids’ educational joint through faculty presentations, dinner at the college, downtown jaunts and more. Champlain College, Burlington, 5-9 p.m. $25 per family. Info, 860-2703,

Sat, October 30, 8 pm Jimmie Vaughan Tilt-a-Whirl Band




“Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passionate, tender, and rambunctious” -The New York Times



‘roCky horror (PuPPet) show’: Brace yourself for full-on puppet nudity ... The Saints and Poets Production Company’s inaugural play puts a unique twist on Richard O’Brien’s racy cult fave.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 656-0655

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swinG danCe: A half-hour lesson in the sixcount East Coast or Lindy style precedes open dancing. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 8-10 p.m. $8. Info, 2294008.

‘no exit/huis Clos’: Theatre Mosaic Mond presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist work about human relationships and hell. Performances rotate between English and the original French dialogue; check website for schedule. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $13-18 for single show; $20-30 for double shows. Info, 7357912,

TICKETS: 802.249.0414 $15 students/seniors • $20 Adults

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‘aMadeus’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m.


STUDY #30: For ages 18-45 • You will learn strategies to decrease your anxiety and quit smoking! • The study involves a total of 12 visits • Free Nicotine Replacement Patches are included in the brief 4-session intervention • Also earn monetary compensation for most visits, totaling up to $142.50 in cash

ron kruPP: The local author of Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America’s Farm and Food Crisis offers up practical actions for Vermonters. Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield, 6:30 p.m. 8v-uvmPsych030310.indd 1 Free. Info, 827-3945. stePhen kiernan: The journalist takes a hard look at the American Dream in a chat about his latest work, Authentic Patriotism: Restoring America’s Founding Ideals Through Selfless Action. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

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‘Queer riGhts as huMan riGhts’: Drs. Mikel Imaz, Connie Oxford and Kay Branagan offer a global perspective. Cardinal Lounge. Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-3002.


Central Vermont Community Players presents:

ron white: The Grammy-nominated “Blue Collar Comedy”- and Comedy Central-featured funnyman hands out wisecracks. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. Sold out. Info, 775-0903.


‘niGhtMare VerMont’: The state’s creative and evil geniuses scare the socks off visitors to this interactive PG-13-rated haunted house. “Monster wards” and “monster teasers” customize the experience. Performances start every half hour. Picard Circle, South Burlington, 7-10:30 p.m. $8-10. Info, 734-9687, info@

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that’s appropriate for all ages. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 7-10 p.m. $5-8. Info, 773-3284. TERTULIA LATINA: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440. ‘WICCA 101’: Modern witchcraft newbies learn about the history and traditions of this nature-based religion — and how to get started — with local author Kirk White. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 660-8060.

fairs & festivals OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION: Specialty food tents meet wine and beer tastings, a balloon maze, a bonfire, live music and dancing for a spirited seasonal bash. Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, 5-11 p.m. 50¢ per activity ticket; cost of food. Info, 800622-4000.

film FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA: See WED.20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.


MIRUNA VASILESCU: The film critic screens a series of contemporary Romanian shorts and chats about the country’s New Wave film culture. Room L108, Lafayette Hall, UVM, Burlington, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005.

BASIC WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: Artist Karen Casper encourages others to work paints and brushes into their daily lives. Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 879-1236.

SCHOOL VACATION FUN: Children ages 6 to 12 explore museum exhibits while learning about Vermont’s early inhabitants, the Abenaki. Preregister. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. $3-5; family rates available. Info, 828-2180. SCIENCE AND STORIES: Harvest-themed tales and investigations examine everything from foliage to the season’s bounty. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. SUCCESS BY SIX PLAYGROUP & STORYTIME: Stories, activities and snacks amuse youngsters. Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 827-3945, bentnorthrop@gmail. com.

DJ YOGA FLOW: DJ HyFi creates lush soundscapes to help yoga students surrender into the flow of asana and savasana. Preregister. Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $30. Info, 999-3589,

kids ANNIE BARROWS: Tales of a second-grade science fair fill the children’s author’s latest book, Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999. COMICS CLUB: Doodlers, writers and readers alike have fun with the funnies. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

PAUL ORGEL: The piano man journeys through four of Beethoven’s piano sonatas as part of UVM’s Music and Literature Series. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005. ‘THE MELLOW YELLOW EXPERIENCE’: A local band recreates groovy sounds of the psychedelic era in a multimedia concert. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $7-18. Info, 399-2589. THE STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS & GIRL HOWDY: Vermont’s rockabilly masters team up with a country-swing fivesome for a honky-tonk hoedown of vintage twang and two-step dancing. Dance instruction, 7 p.m.; bands alternate sets from 8-11 p.m. Hartford American Legion Post 26, White River Junction, 7-11 p.m. $10. Info, 295-2886.

outdoors CORN MAZE: See WED.20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.



‘AMADEUS’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. DEADNBERRY MORTUARY HAUNTED HOUSE: Death lurks behind every door on this bone-chilling tour. May be too scary for kids under 10. Partial proceeds benefit the Wilson Castle Restoration Fund. Garden Time, Rutland, 7-10 p.m. $4-6. Info, 747-0700. ‘NIGHTMARE VERMONT’: See THU.21, 7-10:30 p.m. ‘NO EXIT/HUIS CLOS’: See THU.21, 7:30 p.m. ‘ROCKY HORROR (PUPPET) SHOW’: See THU.21, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. ‘SLAM: THE HOCKEY ROCK OPERA’: See THU.21, 8 p.m.

Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 864-3516.


dance ‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ DJ DANCE & COSTUME PARTY: Disc jockeys Kaoss and the Reverend duke it out on the tables while folks shimmy and shake on the dance floor. Projections of the 1981 fantasy flick and a lights show make it snazzy. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 9 p.m. $5. Info, 496-8994. FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONTRA DANCE: Vermont Fiddle Orchestra members set the tone for all-ages stepping organized by caller Rachel Nevitt. Proceeds benefit the Grange. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 2-5 p.m. $15 donation per family; $8 for unaccompanied adults. Info, 522-6171 or 223-6347. GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOP SERIES: Participants examine the exchange between the dancer and the viewer with Selene Colburn. Space is limited; call to preregister. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 10 a.m.noon. $36; $18 for drop-ins. Info, 229-4676. NORWICH CONTRA DANCE: A caller organizes feet in soft-soled shoes to live tunes by Muskeg Music. Potluck supper and family dance, 5-6:30 p.m. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8-11 p.m. $5-8; free for under 16; donations accepted for seniors. Info, 785-4607,

‘THE COMPLETE WORLD OF SPORTS F BR (ABRIDGED)’: Reduced Shakespeare EN TH AR RE Company recaps athletic competitions WYN from the time of Neanderthals to today at breakneck speed. Flynn MainStage, SOLO BALLROOM DANCE: Exercise seekers learn Burlington, 8 p.m. $25-38. Info, 863-5966. basic dance-floor steps in a fun movement exploraO

ARMCHAIR EXERCISE: Gentle physical activity helps folks stay fit. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 11 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 658-3585.

MUSIC NIGHT: Acclaimed local musician Josh Brooks winds through folk ballads, honky-tonk, country blues and roots-rock. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189.

‘ALL IN THE TIMING’: See WED.20, 8 p.m.


health & fitness

LOS LONELY BOYS: “Heaven” is not too far when this Texan trio weaves Latin rhythms with catchy vocal harmonies. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $35-45. Info, 603-448-0400.



HARVEST POT-PIE DINNER: Hungry hippos fill up on pastry-enclosed entrées, salads, drinks and desserts at this seasonal sup. St. Ambrose Parish, Bristol, 5-7 p.m. $4-8; $25 per family. Info, 453-2488.

FRANK VIGNOLA’S HOT CLUB: A guitar virtuoso and top-notch ensemble honor gypsy-jazz legend Django Reinhardt 100 years after his birth. See calendar spotlight. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $25-30. Info, 728-6464.

PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES: John Zirkle puts the focus on the land in “Wheat-clover Intercropping: Implications for Fusarium Head Blight, Weed Suppression and Grain Yield.” Room 112, James M. Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2630.


HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Route 15 West, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337,

CHERISH THE LADIES: An Irish-American group combines traditional Celtic melodies with worldclass instrumentals and step dancing. Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $10-32. Info, 476-8188.



EXTRA STOUT: This vibrant musical septet kicks its heels to Irish tunes of every kind; drinking songs, ballads and punk barely begin to cover their bases. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.




food & drink

FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: Farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an open-air exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-6701 or 355-3143,


HUNTER’S MOON CAMPFIRE: Families share stories around a bonfire and tune in for a live bird presentation. Shelburne Farms, 7 p.m. $10-12 per adult/child pair; $5-6 for each additional child. Info, 985-8686.


ENCORE DINNER AT THE INN: Farmers regale diners with stories of the season at this special meal of locally sourced food. Inn at Shelburne Farms, 5:309 p.m. $65; $97 with wine pairing; includes tax and tip; cash bar. Info, 985-8498.


MYSTERY IN THE CORN MAZE: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: This annual screen-fest of independent, international and Vermont-made films thrills cinema nuts with a 10-day lineup. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Various prices. Info, 660–2600,



‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON’: Mythical creatures abound in this 2010 animated film about a young boy’s unlikely friend. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

‘THE FOREIGNER’: An introverted Englishman pretends he doesn’t speak the language on a getaway to the American South, only to become privy to a boatload of secrets in Larry Shue’s witty romp, presented by the Marble Valley Players. Town Hall Theater, West Rutland, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 775-0903.

‘THE GLASS MENAGERIE’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. ‘THE HAUNTED FOREST’: See THU.21, 7-11 p.m. ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’: Pentangle Players sing of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, among other things, in the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock, 7:30 p.m. $12-18; $75 for gala dinner and show. Info, 457-3981. ‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’: Kenneth Grahame’s children’s lit lights up the stage as Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad embark on adventures in this production by the Little City Players. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $6-12. Info, 877-6737. ‘TWELVE ANGRY JURORS’: See THU.21, 8 p.m. ‘WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?’: Pendragon Theatre presents Edward Albee’s play about a volatile marriage that surfaces under the guise of games at a dinner party. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 518-523-2512.

words CHRIS ABAIR: The local author and storyteller gives voice to his grandfather’s words from The Poetry of George Albert Leddy: Featuring Tales of Rugged Trails, and Casey Abair performs fiddle tunes. The Little Cabaret, Danby, 7-9 p.m. $10 in advance. Info, 293-5000. JOHN ELDER: A sugarmaker, writer, activist and retired Middlebury College professor examines how climate change affects maple sugaring in “A Party in the Woods.” Faith United Methodist

tion. Space is limited; preregister. Studio 58, Suite 236, Chace Mill, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. $10. Info, 865-6815. SWING DANCE: DJs serve syncopated beats for 1940s- and 1950s-style partner dancing, after a free half-hour lesson. Champlain Club, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. $8. Info, 864-8382.

education ‘EXPERIENCE WALDORF EARLY EDUCATION’: Parents and would-be students get a taste of the home-like environment and imaginative play of a typical classroom through bread-baking activities and a puppet show. Preregister. Child’s Garden, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 456-7400.

environment NEW ENGLAND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE CONFERENCE: See THU.21, 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. EWASTE RECYCLING EVENT: Conscientious citizens drop off old, broken or obsolete electronics for proper disposal. Ben & Jerry’s, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3929, ext. 105.

etc. BASIC COMPUTER TUTORING FOR SENIORS: Preregistered seniors conquer newfangled technology in a no-stress environment. Call ahead for a specific time. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. FAMILY WEEKEND: See FRI.22, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. FIRST ANNUAL VERMONT BRIDE GALA: Florists, photographers and wedding vendors pull out all the stops at a formal evening cocktail party with dessert, dancing and a fashion show. Partial proceeds benefit the Breast Care Center of Vermont. Boyden Farm, Cambridge, 5-8 p.m. $30; reservations required. Info, 598-5509.

French roundtable: Speakers at various skill levels order café during an open practice session. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

The Lane Series and Fleming Museum present

haunted castle Family night: See FRI.22, 7-10 p.m. indoor gardening Workshop: Localvores learn the steps to harvesting homegrown pea shoots in just seven days. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. milk and honey Quilters’ guild Quilt shoW: Stitched fabric in the forms of jackets, table runners, bed coverings and wall hangings display both traditional and contemporary designs. Middlebury Union Middle School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Info, 388-9782. peace & Justice center annual meeting & activist aWards: Two local leaders and one coalition gain recognition following a catered reception. Annual meeting, 4 p.m.; reception, 5 p.m.; awards presentations, 6:30 p.m. Lobby and Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. $10-25 donation; cash bar. Info, 863-2345, ext. 2.

Experience the classic 1920 silent horror film with a live musical score performed by

peace corps inFormation session: Interested parties learn about overseas experiences and program areas from returned volunteers. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 656-8269.

Devil Music Ensemble

plattsburgh Zombie Walk: It’s not a nightmare: A brigade of reanimated corpses shuffles through the city, searching for brains. Durkee Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6 p.m. A “Zombie Prom” follows at the Alumni Room, Angell Conference Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. $2-5 donation benefits Free the Food. Info, 518-335-2295. postcard & stamp shoW: Philatelists compare collections and increase their lick-and-stick knowledge. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817, pumpkin-carving contest: Jack-o’-lantern faces run the gamut from silly to sweet to scary. Prizes ensue. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 496-8994.

vermont-French canadian genealogical society annual conFerence: Those with an interest in ancestry catch speeches on the Expulsion of the Acadians, how to use the Montréal archives and more. Biotek Instruments Inc., Winooski, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-15; optional $10 for lunch. Info, 238-5934. WaterFront Walking tour: Preservation Burlington takes history and architecture buffs on a two-hour tour of the industrial history of the Queen City’s waterfront. Meet at the visitor’s center at the bottom of College Street. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Info, 522-8259,


Saturday, October 23

yard sale: As part of the annual Make a Difference Day, neighbors offer up clothing, toys, furniture, books and more to raise money for the church’s community fund. Community Church, Huntington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 434-3935 or 434-3437.

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‘24 city’: Zhang Ke Jia’s 2008 drama captures a period of change in China, when a factory is torn down to make room for luxury housing. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. SAT.23


Wood-carving demo: Visitors avid about avians see trees being whittled into models of various bird species. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-2 p.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167.

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‘Cairo Time’: Patricia Clarkson stars in Ruba Nadda’s romantic drama about a woman’s unexpected fling in an exotic, Egyptian setting. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ & Devil Music Ensemble: Spend a scary night at the museum as three musicians present spooky musical accompaniment to this classic silent thriller. Reception, 8:30 p.m. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. $20-25; cash bar. Info, 656-4455. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘Restrepo’: Directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger embed themselves with a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal valley. Discussion follows. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover N.H., 7:30 p.m. $5-12. Info, 603-646-2422. Sneak Preview: ‘The Blood In This Town’: Art Jones’ new Rutland-based documentary captures the residents’ drive to revitalize, from donating record amounts of blood to developing farm-to-table networks. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, cocktails, 6:30 p.m.; screening, 7:45 p.m. $25. Info, 775-0903. Vermont International Film Festival: See FRI.22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

food & drink Burlington Farmers Market: Sixty-two vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, Capital City Farmers Market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. Cooking Close to Home author Diane Imrie shops the market and serves up seasonal dishes. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, ‘Choctoberfest Celebration’: See THU.21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.




Enosburg Falls Farmers Market: See WED.20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gastronomic Getaway Weekend: See THU.21, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘Learn to Taste’: Foodies heighten their edible experiences by using all five senses in this handson workshop. Eat it up. Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 264-2146. Middlebury Farmers Market: Crafts, cheeses, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178, Northwest Farmers Market: Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Local artists Karen Day-Vath, Paule Gingras, Meta Strick and Clair Dunn display original prints, paintings and mixed-media for Art in the Park. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 373-5821.

National Guard Armory, Williston, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3860.

health & fitness ‘Elder Dance’: An open dance floor and the promise of improved mood, balance and mobility beckon folks ages 50 and up. Space is limited; preregister. Studio 58, Suite 236, Chace Mill, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. $10. Info, 865-6815. Melissa Parker Memorial Heart Health Celebration: Local food, health, gardening and fitness organizations promote nutrition and physical activity for a better lifestyle. St. Joseph School, Burlington, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 652-4139. T’ai Chi: Seniors learn to improve balance and reduce stress with fluid movements. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 658-3585.

kids Halloween Parade & Festival: Costumed creatures try for goodies before a promenade and face painting. Pumpkins in shop windows signal trick-or-treaters, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7596. Music With Peter: See THU.21, 11 a.m. Saturday Stories: Picture books catch the attention of kids of all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. ‘Zoom! Getting There From Here’: Transportation-curious youngsters learn about getting out and about on everything from electric bikes to pogo sticks. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877324-6386.

music CD Release Party: Native Vermonter Rachel Hamilton unveils songs and stories from her newest album, Better Days Here and Now. Phoenix Books, Essex, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. Dayve Huckett: Guests artists join the guitarist as he rotates through classical, steel-string and electric instruments. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

‘Nightmare Vermont’: See THU.21, 7-10:30 p.m.

Mystery in the Corn Maze: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Physical Improvisation With the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The “bad boys of abridgment” help adults and teens unleash their creativity in vocal and body expressions. Space is limited; preregister. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966.

The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.20, 10 a.m. ‘Walk In the Woods’: Second-generation Christmas tree growers Richard and Stephanie Rockwood summarize the process of small-scale production, from the seed to the market. Redrock Farm, Chelsea, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 747-7900.

politics Hardwick Rally for Shumlin: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic nominee for governor Peter Shumlin hold a series of public campaign rallies with music and food. Hazen Union High School, Hardwick, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 657-4900, info@ St. Albans Rally for Shumlin: See above listing, St. Albans Historical Museum, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 657-4900, St. Johnsbury Rally for Shumlin: See above listing, VFW Post 793, St. Johnsbury, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 657-4900, info@shumlinforgovernor. com.

sport American Bouldering Series Competition: Rock scramblers of all ages and abilities support their weight without ropes at this annual athletic event. Youth climb at 3:30 p.m.; adults climb at 5 p.m. Petra Cliffs, Burlington, 3-9 p.m. $25-30. Info, 657-3872. ‘Ooky Spooky Race’: Costumed runners pound 3- or 5K trails through a “haunted” forest to the beach to raise money for COTS. Rock Point School, Burlington, 8:30-10 a.m. $10. Info, 863-1104. ‘Run for the Lake’: Folks make strides for lake health over the course of a 5K and fun run. Proceeds benefit the center’s WAVES initiative. Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 8 a.m.-noon. $10-30. Info, 864-2499.

talks Michael Tellinger: The bestselling author, scientist and explorer offers groundbreaking explanations regarding the origin of the human species. Shelburne Town Hall, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $30. Info, 238-7908.

‘No Exit/Huis Clos’: See THU.21, 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

‘Rocky Horror (Puppet) Show’: See THU.21, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. ‘SLaM: The Hockey Rock Opera’: See THU.21, 8 p.m. ‘The Foreigner’: See FRI.22, 8 p.m. ‘The Glass Menagerie’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘The Haunted Forest’: See THU.21, 6-11 p.m. ‘The Sound of Music’: See FRI.22, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Truth’: Physical comedy, circus spectacles and live music meld in Vermont Vaudeville’s performance featuring Brent and Maya McCoy, Modern Times Theater members, Mary-Go-Round, and more. See calendar spotlight. Hardwick Town House, Hardwick, 7 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Info, 533-2589, ‘The Wind in the Willows’: See FRI.22, 8 p.m. ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’: See THU.21, 8 p.m. Vergennes Haunted Forest: Otter Creek scenes and skits highlight the town’s most ghoulish residents. Falls Park, Vergennes, 6:30-9 p.m. $2-5; nonperishable-food-item donations accepted. Info, 388-7951, ext. 2. ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’: See FRI.22, 8 p.m.

words Rafe Martin: The author of more than 20 books spins stories about creativity and imagination. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 985-2153.

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‘Bark for Our Park’: Pooch demonstrations, a “My Dog’s Got Talent” contest, live music, face painting and more fill this fur fest supporting the building of Shelburne Village Dog Park. Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, 1-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 985-8223.

Jonathan Lorentz Jazz Concert: A tenor saxophonist echoes John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Joe Lovano with the help of his trio. Call for reservations. Brandon Music, Brandon, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 465-4071.

The Met: Live in HD: Catamount Arts Center: René Pape stars in Mussorgsky’s epic spectacle about the consequences of human actions, Boris Godunov. Theater One. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, noon. $16-23. Info, 748-2600.

Mogani: A sextet fuses hot Latin numbers with cool jazz classics. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

The Met: Live in HD: Loew Auditorium: See above listing, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., noon. $10-27.50. Info, 603-646-2422.

‘Chairs for the Chaffee’: Dinner and an auction support the Chaffee Art Center. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 4-8 p.m. $50. Info, 775-0356,


Chess Club: Tabletop warriors do battle at the behest of players of all ages and abilities. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

Recorder Playing Group: Musicians produce early folk and baroque melodies. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 6580030, Susannah Blachly & Two Shoes Off: A local band serves up spirited old-time tunes after a gourmet Asian dinner prepared by Bon Temps Gourmet. North of Eden Retreat Center, Lowell, 6 p.m. $50 includes dinner. Info, 479-4147.

Norwich Farmers Market: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land, not to mention baked goods, handmade crafts and local entertainment. Next to Fogg’s Hardware & Building Supply and the Bike Hub. Route 5 South, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447.

The Starline Rhythm Boys: Folks of all ages cut the rug to vintage-country and honky-tonk tunes at a family-friendly dance. Proceeds benefit the library. Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, 7:30 p.m. $5-12. Info, 426-3581,

Rutland County Farmers Market: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series: Classical compositions by Beethoven, Arriaga and Tchaikovsky spring to life under the hands of conductor Jaime Laredo. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $9-58. Info, 863-5966.

Williston Indoor Farmers Market: Shoppers peruse fresh local produce, specialty prepared foods and handcrafted gifts in an off-season mart.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides: Arrive in style to pick pumpkins from the patch. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4737.

outdoors Corn Maze: See WED.20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

‘All In the Timing’: See WED.20, 8 p.m. ‘Amadeus’: See WED.20, 7:30 p.m. Deadnberry Mortuary Haunted House: See FRI.22, 7-10 p.m. ‘Funny Feeling’: Four notable New York actors present a staged reading of Judith Keller’s drama about sex, freedom of expression, privacy and the law. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted; call for details. Info, 728-6464. ‘Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee’: Seth Lepore’s original, one-man show shines light on the trials and tribulations of losing — and finding — one’s spiritual path. Cabaret Room, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 8 p.m. $10-12. Info, 748-2600. Mildred Gerestant: As part of the Women of Color Leadership Retreat, the Haitian-American character actress blends comedy, poetry, dance and monologue in an exploration of “being yourself.” Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005.

Burlington Area Scrabble Club: Triple-lettersquare seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 862-7558.

Costume Sale: Vintage duds meet secondhand hats, jeans, shoes and coats at a benefit for the Middlebury Community Players’ scholarship fund. Across from Foster Motors. Route 7, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 453-3006. Family Weekend: See FRI.22, 10 a.m. French Conversation Group: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088. ‘Haunted Happenings’: Festively attired families take in a Halloween-themed obstacle course before crisscrossing the grounds for treats. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-20. Info, 985-3346. Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show: See SAT.23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Super Bingo: Players lay down their chips for a chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Proceeds benefit the school. Doors open at 10 a.m.; pastimes start at 11:30 a.m.; regular games start at 1 p.m. Central Vermont Catholic School, Barre, 10 a.m. $25 for 12 cards; $5 for extra three cards. Info, 476-5015.

Hall, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.

Vermont Ski muSeum Hall of fame induction: Four of Vermont’s most influential skiers — Lawrence Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp — are honored. Preregister. Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, 5 p.m. $100-125; cash bar. Info, 253-9911, ext. 202.

Vermont SympHony orcHeStra: ‘tHe witcH and tHe windS’: Spooky, kid-friendly selections, such as Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, add some magic to a Halloween concert. Costumes encouraged; treats provided. Bradford Academy, 3 p.m. $5-7; $15 per family. Info, 800-876-9293, ext. 10.

film ‘cHucHo ValdéS featuring irakere: latin Jazz founderS’: A documentary imparts the story of the founding and lasting impact of one of Cuba’s most legendary pop-music groups. See calendar spotlight. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5966. feStiVal du nouVeau cinéma: See WED.20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘tHe Blood in tHiS town’: Art Jones’ new Rutland-based documentary captures the residents’ drive to revitalize, from donating record amounts of blood to developing farm-to-table networks. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. $4-6. Info, 775-0903. ‘tHe mirror’: Flashbacks, historical footage and poetry illustrate a dying man’s reflection of his childhood in Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1975 Russian film. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. Vermont international film feStiVal: See FRI.22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

food & drink ‘cHoctoBerfeSt celeBration’: See THU.21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ‘eating well on a Budget’: Foodies put a lid on spending by taking a tour of the store’s most affordable items. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 861-9700. gaStronomic getaway weekend: See THU.21, 8-11 a.m.

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kids ‘family treeS’: Spectacularly hued leaves inspire educational forest adventures and foliage crafts. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 1-3 p.m. $10-12 per parent/child pair; $4-5 per each additional child. Info, 434-3068.


faculty recital: Bassoonist Rachael Elliott, bass clarinetist Steven Klimowski and others touch on classic and contemporary chamber music through works by Marc Mellits and David Lang. UVM Recital

HorSe-drawn wagon rideS: See SAT.23, 11 a.m.4 p.m. myStery in tHe corn maze: See WED.20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

politics BriStol rally for SHumlin: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic nominee for governor Peter Shumlin hold a series of public campaign rallies with music and food. American Legion Post 19, Bristol, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 657-4900,

talks Helmo Hernández treJo: The founding president of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba discusses “Cuba-U.S. Relations As Seen Through a Historical Panorama of Cuban Visual Arts.” See calendar spotlight. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-4334 or 598-1722. JoHn calVi: A healer and founder of the Quaker Initiative to End Torture speaks about the struggle for accountability. Friends Meeting House, Burlington, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 497-0154. linda peaVy & urSula SmitH: Two speakers quote historical letters in “Ma’s Vermont or Pa’s Montana? The Shipman Family Dilemma of 1881.” Pierce Hall Community Center, Rochester, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 767-4453. tHe met: liVe in Hd: Spauling auditorium: René Pape stars in Mussorgsky’s epic spectacle about the consequences of human actions, Boris Godunov. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., noon. $10-27.50. Info, 603-646-2422. tHe met: liVe in Hd: town Hall tHeater: See above listing, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 1 p.m. $22. Info, 382-9222.

theater ‘all in tHe timing’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. ‘amadeuS’: See WED.20, 5 p.m. deadnBerry mortuary Haunted HouSe: See FRI.22, 7-10 p.m. ‘no exit/HuiS cloS’: See THU.21, 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. ‘tHe glaSS menagerie’: See WED.20, 2 p.m. ‘tHe Jungle Book’: Pendragon Theatre transports audiences to the jungle in a production of this Kipling classic. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 2 p.m. $8-10. Info, 518-523-2512. ‘tHe Sound of muSic’: See FRI.22, 2 p.m. ‘tHe wind in tHe willowS’: See FRI.22, 2 p.m.

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

origami claSS: Don Shall of Paperworks shows paper folders how to fashion colorful figurines. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

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community puBlic Hearing: Citizens offer their two cents on proposed land-use amendments to the town and village plans. Municipal Building, Johnson, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2611, lkilvadyova@townofjohnson. com.

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etc. BaSic computer courSe: Folks in need of some technology tutelage sign up for a tailored lesson with a computer expert. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9-11 a.m. $5 donation. Info, 658-3585. Bingo: Number noters try to fashion a five-letter find. Senior Citizens Center, Brandon, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 247-3121. community HerBaliSm claSSeS: VCIH student Justin Garner introduces the “Art and Science of Herbal Extraction” in a hands-on workshop about maceration and percolation. Preregister. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12 plus materials fee, if applicable. Info, 224-7100,

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SerVice & nonprofit fair: Students seeking service volunteer opportunities, internships and careers rub elbows with agencies such as Champlain16t-rentageek102109.indd 1 Community Services, Women’s Rape Crisis Center, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging and more. Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. ‘Spend Smart’: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Preregister. 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2567,

film Vermont international film feStiVal: See FRI.22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

food & drink ‘menu for tHe future’: A community discussion group considers food from cultural, economic, ecological, health and social standpoints. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘people’S pantry’: Franklin County residents tight on cash stop by for a complimentary meal. Methodist Community Center, Highgate Center, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 782-0554. warm medicinal drinkS: Linda Wooliever mixes up toasty beverages that boost health for the change of season. Preregister. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $7-9. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,


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health & fitness armcHair exerciSe: See FRI.22, 11:30 a.m.-noon. elementS of t’ai cHi cHuan: Beginners investigate the guiding principles, exercises and forms of the internal martial art with instructor Madeleine Piat-Landolt. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 453-3690.

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duo muratore/caSSan: Guitar and accordion thread through works featured on the pair’s new album, Domenie, as well as classical, jazz, Latin American and folk arrangements. Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 3 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

corn maze: See WED.20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.



cHucHo ValdéS & tHe afro-cuBan meSSengerS: A famous Cuban pianist and composer makes a stir with his Grammy-winning classical jazz techniques. See calendar spotlight. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $25-41. Info, 863-5966.

Birding tHe BaSin: Eyes try to spy migratory flyers on a field excursion with herpetologist Jim Andrews. Carpool to the Lake Champlain Basin from the Town Green, Vergennes, 9 a.m.-noon. $20-25. Info, 434-2167.

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‘SundayS for fledglingS’: Youngsters go avian crazy in hiking, acting, writing or exploring activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-2:45 p.m. Free with museum admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167.



laugHter yoga for BeginnerS: Smiling participants split their sides chuckling at this fun and gentle yogic exercise for overall health and happiness. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 860-1525.

tHe katHarine dopp organ recital SerieS: Organist Lynette Coombs puts together a program of Scandinavian and Baltic music in “Northern Lights.” First Baptist Church, Burlington, 3:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 864-6515.

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Journaling/Scrapbooking: Glue, paper, scissors, shoot! Students pick up new techniques for craft projects. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Music With Mia: Tots form a circle for a special story hour with some sing-along tunes. Meet in the JCPenney Court, University Mall, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. Music With Peter: See THU.21, 10:45 a.m. Preschool Storytime: See THU.21, 1010:45 a.m. Toddler Story Hour: Words jump off pages and into little ones’ imaginations. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.


Evening of Song: The University Catamount Singers and special guests produce a mix of solos and small ensembles. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. Piano Master Class With Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers: Celebrated musicians play selections to illustrate a talk about the history of Afro-Cuban jazz. See calendar spotlight. Space is limited; preregister. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 11 a.m.-noon. $15. Info, 863-5966. Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Rehearsals: New and established members of the nonprofit community orchestra fiddle around in a jam session at 6 p.m. before practice time at 7 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 877-343-3531,

outdoors Corn Maze: See WED.20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.





Montpelier Rally for Shumlin: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic nominee for governor Peter Shumlin hold a series of public campaign rallies with music and food. Montpelier High School, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 657-4900, People’s Forum: See WED.20, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230. Vermont Politics Speaker Series: Candidates for lieutenant governor state their positions in a debate hosted by professor and state Sen. Bill Doyle. Ellsworth Room, Library and Learning Center, Johnson State College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 371-7898.


Adult Floor Hockey: Male and female players ages 18 and up work up a sweat with the Greater Burlington Hockey Club. Sports & Fitness Edge, 4 Gauthier Drive, Essex, 6:45-9:45 p.m. $5; sticks provided. Info, 399-2985. Co-ed Dodgeball: Players break a sweat chucking and sidestepping foam balls at this friendly competition. Cool off over a beer after the games. Chamberlin School, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $5 for drop-in players; $30 for the season. Info, 598-8539.


Dr. P. Mayersbach: The Austrian speaker spreads the teachings of Bruno Groening in “Healing on the Spiritual Path.” Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 253-8813. Virginia Beahan: This photographer documents the landscapes of Cuba in a slide-show presentation with images from her book, Cuba Singing With Bright Tears. See calendar spotlight. 219 Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2010. William R. Carrigan: A securities examiner offers bright ways for “Outsmarting Financial Fraud.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 864-3516.


‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Live in HD: See THU.21, 7 p.m.

Monologue Night: Area actors network through an evening of short performances. Sign up in advance for a time slot onstage. Radio Bean, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 720-982-6073,


Book Discussion Series: ‘Immigrants Coming to America’: Avid readers put themselves in the place of new Americans by reading and chatting about Judith Ortiz Cofer’s An Island Like You. Cabot Public Library, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 563-2721. Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, Tim Simard: Historical and fanciful legends come to light as the author of Haunted Hikes of Vermont talks about local trails. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Vermont Reads Book Discussion: See WED.20, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.



Winooski Community Partnership Annual Meeting: Member businesses, organizations and individuals elect a board of directors and officers. The Block Gallery, Winooski, 6 p.m. Dues must be paid in full in order to vote. Info, 655-6410, ext. 42.


Green Drinks: Activists and professionals for a cleaner environment raise a glass over networking and discussion. Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7999. Jihan Gearon: The Indigenous Environmental Network’s native energy organizer introduces social movements around the world addressing in “From Copenhagen to Cancun: The People vs. the Market in the Fight for Climate Justice.” Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0288.


‘Knitting and Quilting Moment’: Folks spin a good yarn. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. Snow Night: Powder fans get pumped for winter with Nordic ski waxing techniques, an outdoor obstacle course, lager samplings and a community snow dance. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Ski Museum and Friends of Rec Path Grooming. Mozart Room, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 4-6:30 p.m. Free; $10 for beer tasting. Info, 253-9216.


‘Knights of the Mystic Movie Club’: B-movies and other “schlockbusters” with a “loose-cannon” theme hit the medium-sized screen. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776. ‘Ride the Divide’: Three bicyclists spin their wheels from Canada to the Mexican border in this award-winning adventure documentary. Proceeds benefit the family of David Blumenthal, a Vermont racer killed during the 2010 Tour Divide race. Billings Theater, University of Vermont, Burlington, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 603-209-5010. ‘The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo’: Filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson offers a piercing look into the struggle of rape survivors in war-torn villages. Discussion follows. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-3002. Tuesday Night at the Movies: Film-club members screen Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller The 39 Steps and follow it with open discussion. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $8, or $30 for six-month membership. Info, 496-8994, ken@

Vermont International Film Festival: See FRI.22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

food & drink

Johnson Farmers Market: A street emporium bursts with local agricultural products, ranging from produce to herbs to fresh-baked bread. Main Street, Johnson, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1682. Old North End Farmers Market: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073. ‘People’s Pantry’: See MON.25, 4-7 p.m.

health & fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Professionals check the state of this vital sign. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. Community Medical School: UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Dr. Paul Taheri lectures on “Who’s Taking Care of Me? Introducing the Health Care Team.” Carpenter Auditorium, Given Medical Building, UVM, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-2886. Hatha Yoga Class: Mat posers learn gentle stretching and relaxation exercises from instructor Betty Molnar. Space is limited; call ahead. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576. Laughter Yoga: What’s so funny? Giggles burst out as gentle aerobic exercise and yogic breathing meet unconditional laughter to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Miller Community and Recreation Center, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 355-5129. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Speaker Holly Thompson delves into the basics of this centuriesold modality before demonstrating acupuncture treatment. Ellsworth Room, Library and Learning Center, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1308.


‘Craftacular Tuesdays’: From origami animals to recycled picture frames, creative kids get caught up in low-tech projects. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘Fall Into Stories’: Preschoolers learn about winged wonders through bird tales, crafts, nature walks and more. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:30-11 a.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167. Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs: Young readers share their favorite texts with friendly pooches. Preregister. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Monster Stories: Eerie puppet creatures star in tales by Kristin Littlefield. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Preschool Discovery Program: It’s all about the creatures of the night at this spooky Halloween workshop for ages 3 to 5. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10-11:30 a.m. $5 per child; free for adults. Info, 229-6206. Rocket Workshop: Three, two, one, lift off! School-age children learn about spacecrafts. Preregister. Fairfax Community Library, 5:30 p.m. $5 for a rocket kit. Info, 849-9931. Science and Stories: See FRI.22, 11 a.m. Story Hour: Tales and picture books catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘Stroller Strolling’: Babies take a ride as families meet and mingle along the recreation path. Community Park, Fairfax, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-1941. Student Matinée: ‘A Story Before Time’: Aboriginal performers of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre blend traditional dance with beautiful costumes in a retelling of the Iroquois legend of Sky Woman. For grades 3 to 8. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. & noon. $8.50. Info, 863-5966. Toddler Storytime: Little ones ages 18 to 35 months get cozy listening to stories, singing nursery rhymes and playing games. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.


Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers: See SUN.24, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-50. Info, 603-646-2422. Waterbury Community Band Rehearsals: Musicians are welcome to join the band in playing marches, swing medleys and Broadway faves at this open practice session. Waterbury Congregational Church, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 8884977,

outdoors Corn Maze: See WED.20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


Candidates Debate: Governor candidates Peter Shumlin and Brian Dubie are invited to share their visions for Vermont before Election Day. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1106. People’s Forum: See WED.20, Williston Central School, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.


Behind-the-Scenes Lunch & Discussion: ‘Major Barbara’: Director Richard Romagnoli introduces the upcoming production, and cast and crew members share insights on their work. Wright Memorial Theater, Middlebury College, 12:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 443-3168. Ben Ratliff: The New York Times jazz critic pinpoints musician Chucho Valdés’ role in creating a contemporary Cuban sound. See calendar spotlight. Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2010. John Flower: The professor of the University of Kent at Canterbury takes a look at national identity in “French Memories and Reactions to the Dark Years of the Nazi Presence.” Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3131. Laurel Neme: As part of Lake Champlain Land Trust’s annual celebration, the author of Animal Investigators offers a behind-the-scenes look into her research about people battling wildlife crimes. Book signing and celebration follow; preregister. Union Station, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-4150. Lisa F. Jackson: The documentarian screens and discusses her Sundance Film Jury Prize-winning film, The Greatest Silence, Rape in the Congo, as the keynote address for the “Dear Hillary Campaign,” a nationwide movement for peace in the Congo to become a foreign-policy priority. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536, Rebecca Lindenmeyer: Broaching topics of green roofs, rain gardens and lawn alternatives, the Vermont horticulturalist makes a presentation on “Inventive Landscaping” at the Burlington Garden Club’s October meeting. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 1:15 p.m. Free. Info, 8636764. ‘The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and World War II’: Music historian and author Michael Lasser reads into popular wartime songs. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2448,


Creative Writing Group: Wordsmiths of all levels share their penned expressions. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

WED.27 business

UVM Business Luncheon: Teamswork president Randy Rowland, ‘77, advises the local business community on “Doing More With Less: Building Trust in Stressful Times.” Diamond Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25. Info, 656-2010.



College Admissions 101: From applications to preparation, speaker Nancy Milne answers burning questions about higher education. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘UnderstAnding the College AppliCAtion proCess’: High schoolers glean admissions tips from a panel of local students. Preregistration is encouraged. VSAC Building, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-642-3177.

environment Williston green initiAtives: Locals devoted to forming a more ecologically sound community gather to make it happen. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

etc. BUrnhAm Knitters: See WED.20, 6-8 p.m. Free Credit revieW dAy: Credit counselors dole out financial advice at one-on-one appointments. Walk-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended. Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2569, dcunningham@

film vermont internAtionAl Film FestivAl: See FRI.22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘WAlKABoUt’: A young Aborigine aids two British children abandoned in the Australian outback in this 1971 film by Nicolas Roeg. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink enosBUrg FAlls FArmers mArKet: See WED.20, 3-6 p.m. lAmoille vAlley yeAr-roUnd FArmers ArtisAn mArKet: See WED.20, 3-6:30 p.m. ‘sAUerKrAUt & KimChi’: Someone’s in the kitchen with lacto-fermentation; preregister to join this hands-on workshop. The Chubby Muffin, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

health & fitness ArmChAir exerCise: See FRI.22, 11:30 a.m.-noon.



rUtlAnd rAlly For shUmlin: Sen. Bernie Sanders and democratic nominee for governor Peter Shumlin hold a series of public campaign rallies with music and food. Unitarian Church, Rutland, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 657-4900,


for a UVM research Study of Behavioral-Biological Factors Affecting Cigarette Smoking. We are looking for people who are: • Healthy Adults, 18-55 years old • Available once everyday for 15 consecutive days We offer flexible sessions: • Approximately 25 minutes a day

dr. John KriCher: Using birds as an example, the Wheaton College biology professor considers the delicate balance of nature. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. neil KAmmAn: The Vermont Department of Performances Wednesdays Environmental Conservation program manager through Saturdays at 8:00 PM discusses “Bridging Science With Water Quality: Sundays at 2:00 PM The Role of Ambient Monitoring in the Protection and Improvement of Vermont’s Lakes, Rivers and October 20 through October 31 Wetlands.” Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State Up to $650 compensation Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main Street College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327. Call 656-5360 for more info • 802-253-3961 osher liFelong leArning leCtUre: Professor William Mann, chair of UVM’s philosophy department, explores two seemingly contradictory trains of thought in “Chance and Design in Religion and Science.” Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 1:30-3 12v-STG101310.indd 1 10/8/10 10:47:16 12v-uvmpsych040710.indd AM 1 3/31/10 1:34:13 PM p.m. $5. Info, 253-9011. roBert l. mCCUlloUgh: An associate professor of UVM’s historic preservation program bridges the present to past in a talk about “Vermont’s Historic Bridges.” Noble Lounge, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 1 p.m. $20-40 membership to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs, or $5 donation. Info, 454-4675, ‘the gospel oF thomAs’: A PowerPoint show illuminates the Gnostic perspective on experiencing Redefining the nature of college with experiences that inspire real learning. “Inner and Outer Christianity.” 6 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, vermont@ ‘the role oF rememBrAnCe: norWiCh University And World WAr ii’: Music historian and author Michael Lasser examines two famous songs by Irving Berlin and how they embody the attitudes of a nation on the brink of war. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, noon. Free. Info, 485-2448, msolvay@

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‘All in the timing’: See WED.20, 8 p.m. mUmmensChAnz: Miming and make-believe intertwine as the Swiss theater group puts on a visually compelling, silent performance. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $31-46. Info, 863-5966.


BooK disCUssion series: ‘never-setting sUn’: Wole Soyinka’s Aké: The Years of Childhood inspires bookworms to consider the complexities of colonialism. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209. BooK disCUssion series: ‘romAntiC ideAl’: A reading group considers whether ideal love, happiness and fulfillment can ever actually be achieved while discussing Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower. South Burlington Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 652-7076. doyle CAnning & pAtriCK reinsBoroUgh: The coauthors of Re:Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements and Change the World share accounts of using narrative to make a difference. Vermont Workers’ Center, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4892. ‘hoW Writers do it: A FiCtion WorKshop’: See WED.20, 6-8 p.m. JenniFer steil: The memoirist of The Woman Who Fell From the Sky regales listeners with stories of a year spent as a journalist in Yemen. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. shAKespeAre WednesdAys: Scholars of the Bard linger over lines of star-crossed lovers, roses by any other name and other favorite passages. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 598-9802. m



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vAlley night: Bill Shafer and friends show off their guitar prowess through classic covers and originals. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested cover. Info, 496-8994.

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BABytime: See WED.20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. hAppy hAlloWeen extrAvAgAnzA: Little ones parade their dress-up attire and hope for sweet rewards. Call for more details and to sign up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. lAUrie hAlse Anderson: The award-winning author of children’s and young adult books reads from her latest work, Forge. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999. mUmmensChAnz FAmily shoW WorKshop: Little ones explore the ideas and art forms they see on stage before and after the performance. Space is limited; preregister. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 6 p.m. $15 for one child with accompanying parent or caregiver; fee doesn’t include show tickets. Info, 863-5966. peter the mUsiC mAn: See WED.20, 12:30-1 p.m. poWer plAy demonstrAtion: See WED.20, 12:30 p.m. presChool disCovery progrAm: See TUE.26, 10-11:30 a.m.

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yogA exerCise: Gentle stretches improve core strength and flexibility. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 8:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.

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PROPER PUPPY PUPPY SOCIALS: 9-10 a.m. Cost: $85/8 weeks. Location: Bow Meow Pet Grooming Boutique, 26 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex Jct. Info: The Proper Puppy, Lynn Roberge, 802-881-5151, lm These fun classes with canine trainer Lynn Roberge are specially designed for puppies 8 wks. to 1 yr., depending on breed and size. Focusing on developing good social skills with people and other dogs, exposure to new experiences, relationship building and manners. Most importantly, it’s all off leash! First puppy groom is free!

Creative Cupcakes, Mosaic Trivets, Handmade Holiday Cards, and Functional Origami. Saturdays at 10 a.m., $25 per class. Register online at WATERCOLOR II W/ ROBERT O’BRIEN: Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $120/class. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802253-8358, Learn to paint the beautiful fall landscape with renowned watercolorist Robert O’Brien. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor, who will explain his technique for capturing the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. Students will then paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique.



5 ELEMENTS AROMATHERAPY: Sat., Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $165/ incl. class, booklet & a self-customized blend; space is limited! Prepayment required. Location: Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary, 463 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary, Leyla Bringas, 802-951-9714,, Lunaroma. com. During this class we will explore the five elements and develop an understanding of how to use essential oils for deficient or excess in any given element. Essential oils will be covered based upon their manifestation of yin/yang energy, their corresponding element, and their ability to strengthen the will, Qi-energy, Shen (the mind) and physical health/well-being of the body.

AYURVEDIC FALL WORKSHOP SERIES: CLEANSE & REJUVENATION: Oct. 27-Nov. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset Street, Suite 204, South Burlington. Info: Carmen Maron-Walker, 802658-9440. During this 3-week workshop, you will be supported through a 7 day Ayurvedic cleanse. Workshops will explore the fundamentals of Ayurveda, examine how Ayurveda supports optimum health, and understand how this medical system applies to you. For more information:

art GHOST STORIES: CREATING MIXED-MEDIA SHRINES: Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $75/incl. basic materials (glue, wire, etc.). Location: Seminary Arts in the Center, 201 Hollow Rd., Waterbury. Info: Mame McKee, 802-253-8790. Intrigued by the art of assemblage? Explore your own imagination to find the ghost in old things and bring forth their tales in 3D form. This workshop will teach you how to gleam the story from found objects and create shrines as a unique work of art. SAT. WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS: Oct. 16-Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekly on Sat., Sun. Cost: $25/ sampler class. Location: Davis Studio Gallery, 404 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Davis Studio, Teresa Davis, 802-425-2700,, http:// Try a sampler class at Davis Studio: Painting With Tissue, Acrylic Painting for Beginners, Quilt Square Potholders, Decorative Painting Techniques,

bodywork ORTHO-BIONOMY: ENERGETICS: Oct. 30-31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $275/class; $250 if paid by Oct. 8 ($50 nonrefundable deposit). 16 CEUs. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts , Burlington. Info: Dianne Swafford, 802-734-1121, This class is designed to help participants access energetic perception in themselves and in their clients; to learn how to make contact without necessarily engaging physically. Techniques will be presented that monitor and acknowledge relationships among energetic, emotional and physical levels and that demonstrate how energetic shifts can affect changes in physical patterns.

burlington city arts CLAY: CLASSIC ITALIAN TILE DECORATION: Nov. 15-Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $125/$112.50 BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. The traditional Italian style of tile painting, known as Majolica, has long been admired for its exquisite and unique designs. Create your own

tiles with an instructor who studied this art form at Studio Giambo in Florence, Italy. Learn about glazing techniques, mixing stains, design transfer, composition and brush handling while making your own tiles and bowls. Cost includes use of open studio hours for class work. Supplies included! CLAY: PARENT & CHILD WHEEL ALL AGES: Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $150/nonmember pair, $135/BCA member pair. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This five-week class will introduce young and younger alike to working with clay using the potter’s wheel while having a memorable experience with your child. Students will practice basic wheel-working techniques and will also be introduced to handle making, trimming and glazing while making vases, bowls and mugs. Parents and children will each use their own wheel. Parents are expected to help monitor their child. All clay, tools, glazes and firings are included. CLAY: RAKU FIRING WORKSHOP: Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $75/$67.50 BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Raku is the most exciting and fulfilling firing process, which involves removing glowing pots from a red-hot kiln. Participants will learn various raku techniques including naked raku, rosehair, crackling and bright metallic lusters. Workshop will include glazing instruction, firing as well as demos on creating great forms of raku. DESIGN: ADOBE IN-DESIGN: Nov. 8-Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $185/nonmembers; $166.50/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Digital Media Lab, Burlington. This class will give you the basics and help you become proficient at using this powerful layout program. Students will explore a variety of software techniques and create projects suited to their own interests. This class is suited for beginners who are interested in furthering their design software skills. This class will be taught on a Mac with InDesign CS4. JEWELRY: PRECIOUS METAL CLAY: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $175/nonmembers; $157.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a composite of 90% fine silver and 10% water and organic binder. It can be shaped just like any other kind of clay and when fired burns out the binder leaving a solid silver piece. Students will create several pieces. PHOTO: DIGITAL WORKFLOW: Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $250/class; $225/BCA members. Location: LL Classroom (Digital Media Lab), Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro Film/Digital SLR Camera or equivalent experience. Upload, organize, edit and print your digital photographs in this comprehensive class using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The class will cover importing images, using RAW files, organization, fine-tuning tone and contrast, color and white balance adjustments, and archival printing on our Epson 3880 printer. Limit: 6. PHOTO: LIGHTING TECHNIQUES: Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $125/nonmembers, $112.50/members. Location: Firehouse Center Digital Media

Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro Film/Digital SLR Camera or equivalent experience. Learn the basics of photographic lighting and gain more creative control over your images in this four-session workshop. Portrait lighting, fill flash and use of studio lights/soft boxes will be covered, as well as white balance control and other camera techniques. PHOTOSHOP: BEYOND THE BASICS: Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Tues. Cost: $250/class; $225/BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Basics or equivalent experience. Gain confidence with advanced Photoshop skills in this six-week class. Advanced retouching, manipulating multiple images, creating actions, panoramas, selective contrast and much more will be covered, as well as printing on various archival papers on our Epson 3880 printer. PRINT: INTRO TO WOODCUT: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $150/nonmembers; $135/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Discover the unique process of woodblock printing during this introductory class. Learn how to create a composition appropriate for carving and reproduce your image through a series of prints onto paper or cloth. This is a great technique for card making, posters and fine-art prints. Cost includes use of open studio hours for class work.

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business MINDFUL LEADERSHIP W/ DANNY MORRIS: Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $75/class. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, Mindful Leadership: Science and Practices for professionals (geared toward professionals). This class will provide a scientific framework for understanding what mindfulness is and how to practice it skillfully in the workplace, exploring various examples and experiences based on participants’ needs.

clay CLAY BASICS W/ CHRIS TOWNSEND: Weekly on Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14. 6-9 p.m. Cost: $275 Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358, Learn how to center clay and make small vessels such as cups, bowls and vases. Become proficient at throwing basic shapes so that later you will be able to sue these skills to create more complex forms later. Basic glazing techniques and an introduction to the kiln will also be discussed.

computers EXCEL BASICS: Nov. 8-29, 7-8:15 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $50/ class. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Burlington. Info: 802-482-7194, www.cvuhs. org. Learn how to use the MS Excel spreadsheet program so you can organize your own projects. This is a great introduction to Excel or for those with very limited use of the program. Students will master data entry, formatting, mouse operations, keyboard shortcuts and basic menu selection. Activities will be designed to enhance class demonstrations and prepare students for other at-home or business projects. Instructor: Tony Galle. Limit: 15. Senior discount 65+. GOOGLE SKETCHUP: Nov. 4-25, 7-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $60/class. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Use Google’s free 3-D modeling program to create your own projects or to integrate with Google Earth. Class will demonstrate how to use the tools necessary to build from scratch or work with existing models. Personal attention available as you practice creating projects in class. Discover ways to share your work with others. Instructor: Tony Galle. Limit: 15. Senior Discounts 65+.

creativity INTRODUCTION TO WORKING W/ SYMBOLS: Oct. 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $75/incl. snacks and lunch both days. Location: 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 802-244-7909. Learn how to recognize, interpret and work with the images that form the basis of art, creativity and your dream life in this workshop created by students’ requests. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.

dance BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, kevin@firststep, www.FirstStepDance. com. Beginning classes repeat each month, and intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and dance! DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802-598-1077, info@salsalina. com. Salsa classes, nightclub-style. One-on-one, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Argentinean Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! JAZZ DANCE W/ KAREN AMIRAULT: Sep. 14-Dec. 8, 6:357:45 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $15/single class; $56/4; $78/6; $144/12. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., enter in the back, Burlington. Info: South End Studio, 802-540-0044, southend studiovtcom. Jazz: From Broadway to Hip-Hop is a fun, high-energy workout with influences from swing, Broadway and musical comedy to hip-hop, African and break,

for teens and adults. Structured to benefit beginning dancers as well as those with previous training. Dress comfortably and bring clean-soled sneakers. (Kids class on Tuesdays.) LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info:, 802-860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. MODERN DANCE & IMPROVISATION: Fri., 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 29-Nov. 19. Cost: $60/4-class session. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St. (Chace Mill, top floor) #372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-8633369,, Transform yourself from within in this fourweek session with Stephanie Overton. Focus on momentum and recirculation and redirection of energy from one movement to the next: A physically demanding combination of the stylistic aspects of Release, Graham and West African techniques. Make the world a better place, and dance! MODERN LYRICAL DANCE SESSION: 4-week session, Oct. 25-Nov. 18, Mon. & Thu., 4-5:15 p.m. Cost: $110/8 1.25-hr. classes for ages 14+. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., next to the Winooski River Falls at Chace Mill, top floor, suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-863-3369,, Inspired by nature, music, art and human emotions, students discover how modern dance can become an outlet for expression. We will explore space, time, rhythm and the dancer’s own creativity through modern techniques such as contraction and release, fall and recovery, barre, and center floor exercises. Beginning and intermediate welcome!

drawing FIGURE DRAWING W/ MARIE LEPRE’GRABON: Thu., Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $145/series. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802253-8358, Drawing the figure from nude models is a great way to develop both drawing and observational skills. Use a variety of drawing media including pencil, charcoal and ink to investigate the use of line, value, texture, perspective, composition and space in the development of descriptive drawing. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

family PASSIONATE PARENTING W/ NICOLE WILLIAMS & TISH LINSTROM: Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $40/parent, $75/couple. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, Celebrate the gift of parenting while considering how to reconnect and use one of our greatest resources: passion. Explore ways we can infuse passion

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feldenkrais Feldenkrais: Weekly on Wed., 7-8 p.m. Cost: $12/ class. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, 187 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Uwe Mester, 802-7353770, Try it out! First class is free! Feldenkrais is a learning method based on movement. Discover where and how you hold tension everywhere in yourself. calm your mind, increase your self-knowledge. Reduce and eliminate back and neck pain. For further information and complete class schedule please visit

People around the world found interesting ways to celebrate 10.10.10. Many couples chose this date to marry. Four families at CVMC’s Garden Path Birthing Center took it one step further. They all had their first child on 10.10.10. YAY! May their celebration continue through life.

fiber & surface design Handspinning w/ a drop spindle: Oct. 28. Cost: $15/class w/ $10 material fee paid to instructor. Location: Grand Isle Art Works Gallery, 259 Rte. 2, Grand Isle. Info: Grand Isle Art Works, Ellen Thompson, 802-378-4591, info@grandisleartworks. com, learn how to use a drop spindle to create beautiful handspun yarns with Jim Holzschuh. This ancient technique allows you to spin anywhere. Jim will discuss and demonstrate both spinning and plying. Participants will need to bring a drop spindle or can borrow or purchase one of Jim’s hand-turned spindles.

fitness ForZa samurai sword workout: Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.; Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Cost: $10/1-hr. class. Location: North End Studio, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Tweak Your Physique, Stephanie Shohet, 802-578-9243, Steph@, FORZa is an intense group fitness class appropriate for teens and adults of all abilities. Build muscle, burn calories, develop focus, vent frustrations and boost self-esteem while using a sword to practice the skills of the samurai warrior. No martial arts experience necessary. Find forzavt on Facebook for more information. kettlebell training Class: Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon., Fri. Cost: $12/class; $100/10 classes. Location: Combat Fitness, 201 Main St., Winooski. Info: Combat Fitness, 802-655-1035, Kettlebell Training class focusing on fitness conditioning for athletes and individuals interested in improved health, increased strength and well-rounded fitness. This class will give the beginner a deeper understanding of physical strength, at the same time challenging the experienced with new and effective training techniques.

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Full battery drumkit worksHop: Adults & teens: Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $20/workshop. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802652-4548, “Full Battery” is a hands-on workshop in live drumkit with electronic music, ranging from old-school rave to drum ‘n’ bass and techno. This high-energy, bombastic class will explore lightning-speed drumming and razor-sharp rhythmic precision in a combination of electronic beats and live drumming. Drummers with at least one


danCe master Class w/ lar lubovitCH danCe Company: Intermediate/advanced adults & teens: Fri., Oct. 29, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Cost: $20/class. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-652-4548, Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the ten best choreographers in the world,” lar lubovitch is known for the musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures of his radiant and highly technical choreography. a company member leads this class for intermediate and advanced dancers, which includes a warm-up followed by the chance to learn works from the lubovitch repertory.


mummensCHanZ Family perFormanCe worksHop: Ages 6-10: Wed., Oct. 27; 6-7 p.m. Cost: $15/1 child w/ accompanying parent or caregiver. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-6524548, coming to see Mummenschanz at the Flynn? enrich your child’s experience of the performance in an exploratory workshop led by Flynnarts faculty. Together, you and your child play with the ideas and art forms you’ll see on stage, and then head behind the scenes after the show to meet the artists and see how they worked their magic! Backstage tour subject to confirmation.


classes THE FOLLOWING CLASS LISTINGS ARE PAID ADVERTISEMENTS. ANNOUNCE YOUR CLASS FOR AS LITTLE AS $13.75/WEEK (INCLUDES SIX PHOTOS AND UNLIMITED DESCRIPTION ONLINE). SUBMIT YOUR CLASS AD AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTCLASS. year’s playing experience are invited to see for themselves how the most basic beats and rudiments can be used at many speeds and in different styles. IROQUOIS SONG & DANCE WORKSHOP: Teachers & students: Mon., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. Cost: $10/ teachers & students in Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle counties. $15/all others. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-6524548, flynnarts@flynncenter. org. Led by members of Canada’s renown Kawa:hi Dance Theater. Space limited. Register at www. under professional development.

PHYSICAL IMPROVISATION W/ THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: Adults & teens: Sat., Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $20/class. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-652-4548, Join the “bad boys of abridgement” as they help you release your imagination and develop confidence in your creative choices! Participants are encouraged to use various improvisations, exercises and a sense of play to harness their creative potential and find their own expressive range of voice and body.



PIANO MASTERCLASS W/ CHUCHO VALDES & THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS: Intermediate/advanced adults & teens: Mon., Oct. 25; 11 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15/class. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-652-4548, flynnarts@ In this interactive workshop, jazz master Chucho Valdes and his band discuss Afro-Cuban jazz history and play illustrative examples. Questions are welcome and are answered with verbal and musical examples of technique and improvisation.


herbs HERBAL MANICURE: KELLEY ROBIE: Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hour hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-865-4372,, Here’s an herbal manicure designed to enhance the health and appearance of your nails, cuticles, fingers and hands. With Kelley, you’ll use an aromatic hand soak, soothing salt scrub, all-natural moisturizer and cuticle massage salve, all made by you! Finish with a coat of nail polish! SCENTS OF VERMONT GIFT MAKING: Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $25/2+-hour hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-865-4372,, www. Let’s celebrate our five seasons! We’ll use herbs, essential oils and natural ingredients to keep Vt. in your heart. You’ll create mulling spices (autumn), moo milk bath soak (winter), maple handmade votive candle (mud season), wildflower solid perfume (spring), evergreen forest aroma mist spray (summer). WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Open house Sat., Oct. 23, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Rhapsody Cafe, 28 Main St., Montpelier. Dates for our 2011 Wild Edible spring & summer terms, & for the 8-weekend Wisdom of the Herbs 2011, can be found on our website; we are currently interviewing. Plan ahead & apply now for VSAC nondegree grants for 2011 programs while funds are plentiful. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 802-456-8122, annie@wisdomoftheherbsschool. com, Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local, wild, edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

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STAINED GLASS W/ NATASHA BOGAR: Weekly on Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8. 6-9 p.m. Cost: $245 Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358, Learn the old world art of stained glass. Creating a simple first project will help you learn the techniques of cutting glass, the Tiffany method of copper foiling, soldering and finishing touches. Design, color and composition will also be covered. Deadline for registrations is: Friday, Oct. 15.

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART AND RELAX: Fri. mornings, Oct. 22, Oct. 29; 9:00-10:30. Cost: $30/ both mornings open to all ages & nonmembers. Location: Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Rd., Charlotte. Info: Susan Fitzgerald, 802-434-5201, susanfitzgeraldtra, TherainbowLight. com. Discover the power of positive emotion through listening with your heart. We will explore different ways that can produce a deep state of relaxation to rebalance ourselves on many levels. Tools like music

and poetry help us to use and enhance our own natural ability to feel happy and well.

language LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 802-585-1025, spanish, www.spanish Improve your opportunities in a changing world. We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, teens and children. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. See our website for complete information, or contact us for details.

martial arts AIKIDO: Adult introductory classes meet on Tue. & Thu. at 6:45 p.m. Classes for adults, children (ages 5-12) & teenagers meet 7 days/week. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal and Light), Burlington. Info: 802-9518900, Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. AIKIDO: Tues.-Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.; & Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 802-862-9785, www. Vermont Aikido adult introductory classes will be offered October 19 through November 9, on consecutive Tuesday evenings. Class time: 6-7:30 p.m. (dojo doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Intro class fee of $60 includes uniform. Please contact the dojo with questions about the class or to preregister. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 802-660-4072,, www.bjjusa. com. Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and self-confidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

massage CLINICAL MASSAGE (EVENINGS): Oct. 26-Aug. 30, 5-9 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday. Cost: $5,500/600-hour education program. Location: Clinical Massage therapy certificate, 132 North Main St., St. Albans. Info: Bodysoul Spa & School, Hope Bockus, 802524-9005, bodysoulmassage@, www.bodysoulmas Starting Oct. 26, at BodySoul Spa & School, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Graduate August 2011 with a certificate in clinical massage therapy. Many financial aid options this year & internship. For a list of course offerings and electives you can add to your course, go to FREE INTRO TO A NEW CAREER: Oct. 23, 12-5 p.m.. Location: Intro to the dance sequence of a career in massage therapy, 132 N. Main St., St. Albans. Info: BodySoul Spa & School, Hope Bockus, 802524-9005, bodysoulmassage@, www.bodysoulmas BodySoul Spa & School will be offering a view into the the holistic art of massage therapy. Date: October 23, noon5:00 p.m. Learn about the holistic and clinical avenues that come with a career in massage. You will learn massage strokes for everyday use. Massage as a dance. Learn about clinical massage classes and workshops. Financial aid options and internships available. Receive a $500 discount on the full clinical massage therapy diploma. MASSAGE TRAINING IN PORTUGAL: Classes are Monday to Friday with occasional weekend practice sessions. Cost: $11,500/520 hour program and accommodation. Location: Green Mountain Institute Portugal Program, 360 Lamb Rd ( Vermont office), North Bennington (Vermont campus). Info: Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy, Michael Jamieson, 802-442-3886, info@, info@ Learn Massage and Bodywork by a beautiful beach in southern portugal. 500 hour certification program. Holistic. Small group. Hands-on. Focus on presence and quality of touch. 18th year. We teach massage in an environment where people can change and grow. Our students go on to become extraordinary practitioners.

meditation INTEGRATED AWARENESS MEDITATION: A MEDITATION WORKSHOP W/ THOMAS JACKSON & ANN RODIGER: Nov. 6, 2-6 p.m. Cost: $75/class. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, We will practice meditation by focusing on optimal posture, breath and balance through the principles of the Alexander Technique. We will use creative visualizations and guided meditations to liberate the wisdom of our hearts. Wonderful introduction to meditation for beginners and an opportunity for experienced meditators to go deeper.

INTRODUCTION TO ZEN: Sat., Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $25/half-day workshop, limited time price. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, 802-985-9746, ecross@, The workshop is conducted by an ordained Zen Buddhist teacher and focuses on the theory and meditation practices of Zen Buddhism. Preregistration required. Call for more info, or register online. LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-658-6795, www.burling Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. LEARN MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., all programs free of charge. Location: Exquisite Mind Studio, 88 King St., Burlington. Info: Exquisite Mind, Arnie Kozak, 802-660-8043, drkozak@, exquisite Learn to meditate and participate in ongoing mindfulness meditation practice community at the new Exquisite Mind Studio. Nonsectarian Buddhist-based mindfulness meditation. No-fee instructions, weekly practice sessions and monthly retreats. Free weekly introductory program. Read the blog at com/mindfulnessmatters. SATORI MEDITATION SYSTEM: Cost: $50/6 30-minute sessions. Location: Satori Mind Spa, 2 Church St., 2nd floor, suite 2-I, Burlington. Info: Satori Mind Spa, Rahn Bouffard, 802-498-5555,, sato Jump-start your meditation practice or deepen your current meditation experience. State-of-the-art brainwave entrainment music programs will take you to the next level of understanding. Receive added sound healing benefits on a VibroSonic massage table, inner-space exploration platform. Special rate.

pilates ALL WELLNESS: Location: 208 Flynn Ave., Studio 3A (across from the antique shops, before Oakledge Park), Burlington. Info: 802-863-9900, www.allwellnessvt. com. We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating Pilates, physical therapy, yoga and nutrition. Come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful, caring instructors and light-filled studio. Join us for a free introduction to the reformer, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the first Tuesday of every month

at 7 p.m.: Just call and reserve your spot! ABSOLUTE PILATES: Affordable pricing; friendly atmosphere; quality NYC certified instruction. Location: Absolute Pilates, 3060 Williston Rd., Suite 6, S. Burlington. Info: 802-310-2614, Experience the empowering Pilates method of body conditioning and get toned and stretched. Offering small-group mat classes; combo Tower/Reformer equipment classes (four participants); private and semi-private equipment sessions. New class! Combo Tower/Reformer, Monday & Thursday at noon. NATURAL BODIES PILATES: Burlington Dances: Come dance w/ us! & book your sessions for classical Pilates & Laban/ Bartenieff Movement Analysis. Location: Natural Bodies Pilates at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill, 1 Mill St., top floor, 372, Burlington. Info: 802-863-3369, lucille@naturalbodiespilates. com, Professional actors, dancers and Olympic athletes benefit from Movement Analysis and stay fit with Pilates exercise, and now you can, too! You’ll get that feeling of deep internal strength with whole-body workouts that leave you feeling surprisingly relaxed, flexible and more expressive of who you truly are. THE PILATES DEN: Location: The Pilates Den, Williston. Info: The Pilates Den, 802-318-6378,, www. Experience the benefits of the Pilates method of exercise with certified, seasoned instructor Shannon Lashua, at the Pilates Den in Williston. Small-group mat classes as well as private and semiprivate sessions utilizing the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair are all offered in a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Learn how to move more efficiently while increasing strength, flexibility and well-being.

printmaking JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING W/ ALEX ANGIO: Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Weekly on Saturday. Cost: $255 Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358, Learn the basic techniques in the Japanese tradition of woodblock printing with water-based pigments. This tradition is associated with the earliest lessons of design and color from the Ukiyo-e masters. All aspects of the process will be introduced including use of carving tools, wood preparation, color registration and had printing. Deadline for registration is: Friday, Oct. 15.

reiki REIKI (USUI) LEVEL 1: Cost: $195/ Sat., Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Rising Sun Healing Center, 35 King St., #7, Burlington. Info: Chris Hanna, 802-881-1866,, www. Learn this powerful hands-on-healing art for healing and personal growth and be able to give Reiki energy to yourself and others by the end of the class. Plenty of in-class practice time. Learn the history of Reiki and ethics of a Reiki practitio-

class photos + more info online SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSES ner. Individual classes available. Member Vermont Reiki Association. Reiki II Symbols Workshop: Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $45/3-hour workshop. Location: The Wellness Center, 1734 Crawford Farm Rd., Newport. Info: HeartSong Reiki, Kelly McDermottBurns, 802-746-8834, lunahchick@, www.heartsongreiki. com. Prerequisite: Reiki I. Discover a deeper connection to the first three Reiki symbols. We will use the mantras, jumon, precepts and Japanese meditation techniques to explore their individual energies. Reiju (spiritual blessing) and certificate are included. Upcoming classes: Animal Reiki for Practitioners: Nov. 13. Shoden-Reiki I: Dec. 4 and 5. Usui Reiki, 1st Degree: Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $175/6-hr. class. Location: VT Center for Energy Medicine, Shelburne. Info: VT Center for Energy Medicine, Cindy Fulton Carse, 802-985-9580,, Learn Reiki, an ancient healing art that facilitates health on all levels (body, mind and spirit). This gentle, healing tool can lower stress, decrease pain, enhance the immune system and speed up recovery time. Reiki can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation, as well.

shamanism Between Earth & Sky: Awaken To The Spirit Within: Oct. 27, 6 p.m. Cost: $35/class. Location: Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Route 7, Milton. Info: 802-893-9966, moonlightgiftshoppe@yahoo. com. Shamanic Explorations with Maureen Short. Chanting, drumming, meditation and more! This workshop has been very well received. Please sign up in advance to hold your space.

shelburne art center Decorative Artistry For Home: Nov. 4-Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $155/members; $185/nonmembers. Location: Shelburne Art Center, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, info@ shelburneartcenter.og, www. Learn how to redecorate your own home. We’ll discuss how to choose and mix color, and get lots of hands-on experience to build your confidence. Striping and stenciling will be addressed. If you want to emphasize focal points in your home, this class is for you! Miniature Book Ornaments: Nov. 13-Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Weekly on Sat. Cost: $135/members; $160/nonmembers. Location: Shelburne Art Center, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, info@ shelburneartcenter.og, In this threeday workshop, students will be introduced to leather bookbinding. Students will create unique cover designs and assemble two full leather miniature books. Leather techniques including pasting, covering, shaping, corner pleating and decoration with on-lays will be covered. (No leather experience is required. Dexterity with small pieces suggested.) New Date! Beginning Acrylic: Oct. 28-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $195/members; $230/nonmembers. Location: Shelburne Art Center, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: the Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, info@ shelburneartcenter.og, www. Drawing inspiration from photographs, still life, nature, abstracts and famous artists, students will learn to produce their own individual masterpieces. You will work with acrylic paints learning different

techniques including layering and texturing. Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $165/members; $195/nonmembers; $35/materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Art Center, 802-9853648, info@shelburneartcenter. og, This class will accommodate all levels of abilities. Beginners will be shown fundamentals and guided in developing strong basic skills. More experienced students will have individualized instruction in functional or sculptural techniques while considering elements of form and style.

All levels on Sat., 8:15-9:45 a.m. $16/class. Monthly: $60/1 class per week, $115/2 classes per week. 3 calendar mos.: $160/1 class per week, $275/2 classes per week. Cost: $16/single class, $160/3 calendar mos. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, 187 St. Paul St. #5, Burlington. Info: 802-318-6238. Tai Chi is a slow-moving martial art that combines deep breathing and graceful movements to produce the valuable effects of relaxation, improved concentration, improved balance, a decrease in blood pressure and ease in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Brought to you by Vermont Tai Chi Academy and Healing Center. Janet Makaris, instructor.

well-being Workshop for Women in Midlife: Listening to Body & Soul w/ Deb Sherrer & Holly Wilkinson: Nov. 19, 3-8:30 p.m. Cost: $70/class (vegetarian meal incl.). Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, Midlife for women is a time of exploration, reevaluation and re-creation in anticipation of the second half of life. A Yoga and Soulcollage Workshop for Women in Midlife: During this workshop we will use breath, movement and imagery to explore and honor our questions, desires and inner wisdom.

yoga tai chi Snake Style Tai Chi Chuan: Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: BAO TAK FAI TAI CHI INSTITUTE, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 802-864-7902, The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Yang-Style Tai Chi: Beginning Oct. 6. Beginner’s class, Wed., 5:30-6:50 p.m. $125 for 8 classes.

Anxious Body, Anxious Mind w/ Lindsay Foreman: Nov. 16-Dec. 28, 5:30-7 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $105/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-6589440, Do any of these symptoms apply to you? Trouble sleeping? Feel restless and then exhausted? Can’t stop worrying? Difficulty focusing? Or do you want to just find more rest in your life? In a compassionate and safe environment, we will explore gentle and spacious yoga, guided meditation, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, and mindfulness for daily living.

Deep Yoga Stretch & Dance: Sat., Oct. 23, noon-4:00 p.m. Cost: $55/4-hr. intensive w/ Annelies Smith (some snacks provided). Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St. (Winooski River Falls, Chace Mill, top floor), suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Burlington Dances, 802863-3369, info@BurlingtonDances. com, Discover your dancing self through the practice of meditation and rich, satisfying breath leading to slow, deep yoga stretches. Open to fluidity and grace in the body, and celebrate in movement. With an active practice awareness arts, Annelies Smith helps students to experience being present and alive in their bodies. Drop-in Yoga: Every Fri., this fall, 12-1:30 p.m.. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, S. Burlington. Info: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy , 802-6589440, Move. Breathe. Strengthen. Relax. A Vajra-inspired class with Deb Sherrer, CYT, MA, that focuses on alignment, breathinformed movement, mindfulness and in-depth poses to enhance strength, flexibility and grounding. Leave class with a greater sense of well-being and relaxation. All levels welcome. EVOLUTION YOGA: Daily yoga classes for all levels from $5-$14, conveniently located in Burlington. 10-class cards and unlimited memberships available for discounted rates. Mon.-Fri. @ 4:30 p.m., class is only $5!. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 802-8649642,, Evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginneradvanced. We offer classes in Vinyasa, Anusara-inspired, Kripalu, and Iyengar yoga. Babies/kids classes also available! Prepare for birth and strengthen postpartum with pre/postnatal yoga, and check out our thriving massage practice. Participate in our community blog: Genesis Yoga w/ Robin Lawson: Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 9-10:15 a.m., Weekly on Sun. By donation. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Robin, 802-233-6783, www.southend Genesis Yoga is an

exploration of consciousness and the soul’s journey back to God. It emphasizes spiritual teaching combined with prayer, meditation, movement and sound. We examine Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies in light of emerging scientific discoveries to gain new perspectives on the universal truths of being. Laughing River Yoga: Morning, afternoon & evening classes every weekday. Sat. morning & Sun. afternoon classes. Monthly Sun. morning & evening workshops. Location: Laughing River Yoga, 1 Mill St., Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: Laughing River Yoga, 802-343-8119, emily@laugh, www.laughin Yoga studio now open in the Chace Mill. Experienced and compassionate teachers offer Kripalu, Jivamukti, Vajra, Flow, Restorative, Dj Yoga Flow and monthly workshops. Classes are $13 drop-in. $110/10-class card. By-donation classes offered almost every day. All levels welcome. Come and deepen your understanding of who you are. Yoga at South End Studio: See website for times & days of classes. Cost: $13/single class; 5-, 10- & 20-class passes avail. Also offering 3-mo., 6-mo. & 1-yr. memberships. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 802-540-0044, southendstu South End Studio offers excellent yoga classes in a variety of styles: Vinyasa, Vigorous Vinyasa (heated), $6 Kripalu, Mindful Yoga (meditative), Ashtanga, Yoga Power Flow (heated), Genesis Yoga (by donation), Yoga Express (50-minute $7 noon class) and Flow. Use your class card for any yoga, Nia or Zumba class. Yoga for Recovery: Sep. 7-Dec. 28, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $14/1.5-hour drop-in class ($12 for 10-class pass). Location: Burlington Yoga, 215 College St., Burlington. Info: Loving River Healing Arts, Katherine A. Kelley. MA, LADC, 802-343-5790, kather inekelley@burlingtontelecom. net, You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice coordinating breath and movement with mindful awareness in a playful, safe community for the purpose of healing from the effects of trauma and addiction. Each session ends with a guided relaxation. No prior yoga experience necessary. All levels of yoga experience welcome.

Intro to Shamanic Journeying: Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Cost: $50/5-hour class. Location: Shaman’s Flame Stowe office, Stowe. Info: Shaman’s Flame, Peter Clark & Sarah Finlay, 802-253-7846, peterclark13@, www.shamansflame. com. Experiential workshop includes shamanic cosmology, shamanic journeying. Meet spirit guides, find your Seat of Power and

begin to walk the path of self-empowerment. Learn about divination and basic forms of shamanic healing. Discover the great relevance of this ancient spiritual practice. Expand your consciousness, learn of integrative spiritual healing.

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Sweet Tooth Alexandria Hall is Burlington’s queen of woozy soul B Y M AT T BUSHL OW

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lexandria Hall is half-sitting, half-dancing in a chair at Nunyuns, in Burlington’s Old North End, laughing as she imitates her own first appearance in a music video. It was during a recent shoot for her song “Skin,” and the director, who’s also a friend, kept telling her, “Left arm! No, the other left arm!” “He told me I was just going limp on one side,” she explains. “And then I’d go limp on the other side.” She bubbles up again while doing her one-sided dance moves. Hall has been writing and releasing “downer pop” songs under the name tooth ache. since 2008. When asked about that description, she admits she never knew it would come up so often in interviews. She picked it to tag the songs on her Bandcamp page, thinking it was better than another choice the DIY music site provides: “It sounds just like everything else.” While tooth ache. doesn’t sound like everything else, her songs aren’t downers, either. Not entirely, anyway. While introspection and yearning guide the way, there are also manic synth arpeggios and staccato beats on songs like “Skin,” the A-side of her newly released 7-inch single on Father/Daughter Records. When she reaches for a few high notes during the song’s chorus, a sunnier tune stretches its arms, waking up. It might be better to call Hall’s songs woozy soul. On “Lazarus,” the record’s B-side, she croons the line “Lazarus in the porch light / don’t bring me down” over funky drum hits and a droning synth line that makes you feel like you’re swaying back and forth at the end of a late-night dance party, drink in hand, half asleep. Hall started writing songs on an acoustic guitar as a teenager. She even went through an earnest singer-songwriter phase, cutting her teeth on folk

gigs at Radio Bean. But two years ago a friend left a drum machine, distortion pedal and some keyboards in her basement. She excitedly set it all up and recorded a handful of songs in an afternoon, writing as she went along. Then she posted them on MySpace the same day. She claims it was a joke — at first. “But then I needed to come up with a name for it,” Hall says. “I’d been thinking about starting a project like that, and I’d been thinking about something to do with teeth and the mouth … I grind my teeth a lot. They hurt a lot. All the time.” She named the project tooth ache. and started playing gigs around Burlington and Winooski. Her setup was simple: drum machine, keyboard, a few effects pedals. She recorded several more songs, added them to the MySpace tunes and sold them on a CD-R she called Illogically Chronic. Then, last fall, the Brattleboro-based, folky a cappella girl group Mountain Man received a round of rapturous applause after singing a three-part-harmony version of Hall’s song “Holy Father” during a CMJ Music Marathon show-

case in New York City. Videographer and archivist of the New York indie-music scene Ray Concepcion posted a video of the performance on Vimeo and it started popping up all over the Internet. “I taught [“Holy Father”] to Alex [Sauser-Monnig] and Molly [Sarle] while we were sitting in front of our music building at Bennington College, and then it just went from there,” says Amelia Meath of Mountain Man during a recent call from New Mexico. The trio is currently on a West Coast tour with JÓnsi, of the Icelandic band Sigur RÓs. “It’s a really good song to get people’s attention,” says Meath. “The way that it’s structured is really unique and really exciting to me ... I’m a big fan.” Soon afterward, Hall received an email through MySpace. It was from Jessi Hector, who was starting a label called Father/Daughter Records. She wanted tooth ache. to be the label’s first act. At first, Hall didn’t believe Hector was for real. “I was, like, ‘Send me an email to this email so I know you’re not a scam,’ she recalls, laughing. “’Cause on MySpace you get so many of those people who are,

like, ‘I’m from a promotions company, blah, blah, blah.’” Father/Daughter pressed 500 copies of Skin 7 on clear vinyl. Hall’s friend Matt Mayer, a cofounder of Burlington’s cassette label NNA Tapes, designed the sleeve. The cover image is a Polaroid of Hall laying on her side on a bed in a lowlit room, arms wrapped around herself, facing away from the camera. She looks like a little kid suffering from a headache. Or … well, you know. Positive reviews have popped up on small music blogs and now Hall is about to hit CMJ for her own series of showcases, put on by Father/Daughter, the blog Micro-Pixel-Rites, curator Chocolate Bobka and others. Though she is excited for the shows, this isn’t her first time playing in New York City. In the past year Hall has been there, done that. In fact, she says she’s just as likely to find an enthusiastic crowd outside of a city as in it. To wit: She recently opened for Deakin from Animal Collective at Boston’s Middle East to a less-than-impressive audience. The club had double-booked the night; Deakin, Brooklyn psych-weirdos Prince Rama and tooth ache. had to split the evening with a DJ dance party, complete with skimpily clad girls and a “douche-y DJ in a headdress.” “Nobody even knew who Animal Collective was,” Hall says. “They were all just coked out and ready to party.” Avey Tare, also of Animal Collective, was deejaying between sets and kept rolling his eyes at Hall, in response to the gaggle of dancers. After she played her set, they talked for a while and he complimented her voice. She gave him a copy of Skin 7 and nervously walked off. So will support from hot bands like Mountain Man and the guys from Animal Collective help her career? Hall admits that being associated with successful bands is good for marketing and publicity, but she doesn’t think it will really help her financially unless someone actually comes to a show and buys a record. Right now, she works at a restaurant to pay the bills. “I expect to be stuck working in restaurants forever,” she says, still laughing.  tooth ache. play at the Monkey House in Winooski on Sunday, October 24, with Light Pollution, Prince Rama and DJ Disco Phantom, 9 p.m. $8.



Fox News Is Totally Gay

that is Fox News and John Gibson. Stay sassy, John. Stay sassy.




• Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but local rockabilly rascals starLine rhythm boys have been kinda quiet of late — well, except for a slew of benefit shows not in nightclubs. But they’re back in action this week, in a big way. Thursday at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, SRB host a boys’ night out of sorts with Texasbased rockabilly giants the stone river boys. Savvy Americana patrons should recognize that name, or at least the names of a few gents in the band. In particular, the group is fronted by guitarist dave GonzaLez, of the late, great 1980s San Diego rockabilly

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band the paLadins and, more recently, a personal favorite of yours truly, the hacienda brothers. The Texas SRB recently became labelmates with the VT SRB on Cow Island Records and are touring throughout the Northeast. The following night, Starline invites the ladies in on the fun with the Honky Tonk Hoedown 3 at the Hartford Legion in White River Junction along with boot-scootin’ Northampton-based quintet GirL howdy. What’s more, Friday is VT SRB front man danny coane’s 25th — or so — birthday. Cheers, Danny C!


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most notably for making Brokeback Mountain jokes about actor heath LedGer … the day after he died. If you missed that pleasant little story, Gibson played a clip of the film’s famous “I just can’t quit you” line and then remarked over funereal music, “Well, he found out how to quit you.” In fairness, Gibson later apologized. Sort of. In the same breath he also defended his comments by pointing out, “There’s no point in passing up a good joke.” How sassy! The Smittens had no idea their music had fallen into the evil clutches of rupert murdoch and Fox News. In a deliciously smarmy statement released shortly after discovering the bump, the band writes that Gibson chose their song “to emphasize just how ‘sassy’ racist and homophobic sentiments are.” Point, Smittens. But wait, there’s more! Says guitarist dana KapLan in the same release, “The Smittens were pretty shocked to hear our song … being used as bumper music for John Gibson’s radio show.” She adds, “We find it

pretty ironic that someone in his team has not done their research properly — two members of the band are gay and one [Kaplan] legally married her spouse in Vermont!” Point, Smittens, again! The release closes with yet another well-placed barb: “As you can imagine, we’re not big fans of John Gibson and don’t want our music associated with his offensive views. I guess it just goes to show you, John: We are Everywhere.” Indeed. Including even at Fox News, apparently. No word yet as to just how the news station unwittingly used one of the twee-est songs the Smittens have ever written as a bumper for one of its most virulently antigay personalities. But maybe it’s best to simply enjoy the delicious irony and bask in the glory hole, erm, glory

It’s true. Fox News, and in particular radio pundit John Gibson, has a spiffy new bump for Gibson’s ultraconservative radio show, the, um, “John Gibson Show.” The 15-second spot features a booming radio voice claiming, “He’s sassy,” over a meandering organ line and jangly bubblegum-pop guitar. And then, a chorus of gleeful voices singing, “I just want something sassy to do right now / to do-do do-do.” Familiar voices. Strangely familiar, little elfin voices… Holy crap, it’s the smittens! John-effingGibson used “Something Sassy” by — of all friggin’ bands — the Smittens to pimp his radio show! If I may … what the fuck?! If you’re unfamiliar with Gibson, well, consider yourself lucky. The immaculately coifed talking douche bag, er, head is something close to public enemy number one in LGBT circles. He even ranks among the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s “Worst AntiGay Voices” list in 2008,

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burlington area

1/2 LoungE: DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 9 p.m. CLub MEtronoME: TGR Presents: “Light the Wick” (reggae), 9 p.m., Free. Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: The Black crowes (rock), 8 p.m., $45/50. AA. LEunig’s bistro & CaFé: Jenni Johnson Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. LiFt: DJs P-Wyld & Jazzy Janet (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. ManHattan Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. tHE MonkEy HousE: Beat Vision with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1. nECtar’s: Kelly Ravin (roots), 7 p.m., Free. P.m.P. cD Release (reggae), 9 p.m., $5. PariMa aCoustiC LoungE: Andrew Parker-Renga cD Release (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., $5. raDio bEan: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free.


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rED squarE: Husbands AKA (ska), 8 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. sHELburnE stEakHousE & saLoon: carol Ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.


big PiCturE tHEatEr & CaFé: Valley Night with mark LaVoie (blues), 7 p.m., Free. CHarLiE o’s: Abby Jenne (rock), 8 p.m., Free. grEEn Mountain tavErn: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. LangDon strEEt CaFé: carrie charon (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Donations. Emily White (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. The Just Desserts (world music), 9 p.m., Donations.

champlain valley

City LiMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. gooD tiMEs CaFé: Ray Bonneville (blues), 8 p.m., $15.



on tHE risE bakEry: John Daly (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Free. tWo brotHErs tavErn: Open mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.

northern • Healthy Individuals Ages 18-50 • 1 Screening visit • Single dosing visit with follow-up visits • Now screening • Compensation up to $1,070 For more information and scheduling, leave your name, phone number, and a good time to call back.

bEE’s knEEs: Faerie God Brothers (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tHE brEWski: comedy Night with Andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free. tHE sHED rEstaurant & brEWEry: Eames Brothers Band (mountain blues), 7 p.m., Free.


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and all manner of other unpredictable sonic shenanigans, Chicago’s LigHt PoLLution craft airtight psych-pop songs, which would easily stand on their own even without all the ear candy. But, oh, what ear candy! This Sunday, the band appears at The Monkey House in Winooski with up-and-coming experimental-pop sensation PrinCE raMa, Burlington’s tootH aCHE. (see story, page 70) and DJ DisCo PHantoM.

LEunig’s bistro & CaFé: Ellen Powell and chuck Eller (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

rED squarE bLuE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free.

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

rí rá irisH Pub: Longford Row (irish), 8 p.m., Free.


tHE MonkEy HousE: Folk Heroes, Tricky monks and the Ding Dings, Dead to me (punk) 7 p.m., $5.

oLivE riDLEy’s: mambo combo (mambo), 7:30 p.m., Free.

MuDDy WatErs: squid city (electro-acoustic), 9 p.m., Donations.

grEEn Mountain tavErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

nECtar’s: Bluegrass Thursdays with Hey mama (roots), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

LangDon strEEt CaFé: The Bucktails (honkytonk), 6 p.m., Donations. musaic (soul), 8:30 p.m., Donations.


burlington area

1/2 LoungE:Let’s Whisper EP release (indie pop), 7 p.m., Free. Harder They come with DJ Darcie and chris Pattison (dubstep), 10 p.m., Free.

Franny o’s: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

The Sweet Science Amid swirling synth, noisy tape-loop crunch

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

baCkstagE Pub: Open mic with Jess & Jeff, 8 p.m., Free.

Call 656-0013 or fax 656-0881 or email

SUN.24 // Light PoLLUtioN [iNDiE]

nigHtCraWLErs: Karaoke with steve Leclair, 7 p.m., Free. o’briEn’s irisH Pub: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free. onE PEPPEr griLL: Karaoke, 8 p.m., Free. PariMa aCoustiC LoungE: Burgundy Thursdays with Joe Adler, Tim Brick, Ethan Azarian, Bread and Bones (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $3.

tHE grEEn rooM: DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

raDio bEan: Jazz sessions (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. Anthony santor Group (jazz), 11 p.m., $3.

HaLvorson’s uPstrEEt CaFé: Friends of Joe with Dave Grippo & Friends (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

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

HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: The stone River Boys, starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA.

rED squarE: selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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CHarLiE o’s: Ah Holly Fam’ly (indie), 10 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

51 Main: Verbal Onslaught (poetry), 9 p.m., Free. gooD tiMEs CaFé: Ray Bonneville (blues), 8 p.m., $15. on tHE risE bakEry: Gabe Jarrett & Friends (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tWo brotHErs tavErn: DJ Jam man (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.


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this Sunday, as well. • I love, love, love the recent explosion of independent concert promoters making waves in the local scene. The latest entrant, a collaboration between HUSBANDS AKA bassist CHRIS “NOT DAN BOLLES” VALYOU and dummer ALEX POND, While We Can Booking, offers its first official show this Thursday at The Monkey House. The lineup features Valyou’s punk side project with the STATIC AGE’s ADAM MEILLEUR, FOLK HEROES, 12v-Nectars102010.indd OPERATION IVY acolytes


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DINGS and Fat Wreck Chords signees DEAD TO ME. • Last but not least, I’d be remiss — and maybe beat up … kidding! — to not mention King of VT: The Rap Battle at Club Metronome on Wednesday, October 27. The lineup features some premier local MC talent, including LEARIC of the AZTEXT — cool news on them soon! — COLBY STILTZ, MECCA, HABIT, NYT and a host of others. 

Jeff the Brotherhood


Tue: Chris Lyon and Fran (from Mud City Ramblers)

...What more is there? 21 Lower Main Street Johnson, VT 635-7626 •

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Garnet Rogers Saturday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church $18 advance, $20 at the door Hailed by Boston Globe as a “...charismatic performer and singer— one of the major talents of our time.” P.O. Box 684 Middlebury, VT 05753 e-mail:

(802) 388-0216

Tickets on sale now at: Main Street Stationery, the Middlebury Inn and by mail

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And once again, this week’s totally self-indulgent column segment, in which I share a random sampling of what was on my iPod, turntable, CD player, 8-track player, etc., this week. • Horse Feathers, Thistled Spring • Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz • Hosannas, Together • Belle and Sebastian, Write About Love • Billie Holiday, Anthology, 1944-1959

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9 in South Burlington. The panel, which also includes BTV expat, one-time Fags bassist and current employee of FMC sister organization Free Press, JOSH LEVY, follows a Vermont International Film Festival screening of Barbershop Punk. The film is a rowdy, starstudded exploration of the important issues surrounding open Internet and features the outspoken likes of HENRY ROLLINS, IAN MACKAYE and JANEANE GAROFALO. And also, barbershop music. • Speaking of VTIFF, there will be a special screening of ALISON SEGAR’s biopic of local jazz luminary JAMES HARVEY, James Harvey: A Master at Play at the Palace 9

Fri: Old Dirty String Band


alongside the SHEEPS and DJ DISCO PHANTOM. Word on the street is that Cooley and the gang recently completed recording their debut album and — here’s the kicker — did so in a single day. Rock. • Our old pal, former 7D music editor, dark lord and current communications director for D.C.-based muscians’ rights advocacy group Future of Music Coalition, CASEY RAEHUNTER, will darken the Queen City’s doorstep this week as part of a panel discussion on open Internet — or, in Beltway lingo, “net neutrality” — this Sunday at the Palace

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• Haven’t heard from freeimprov ensemble THE LE DUO in a while, either. But if I’m mentioning them here, guess what? It probably means they’re back on the horse — though theirs is truly a horse of a different color. JB LEDOUX’s heady outfit splits a bill this Sunday at Radio Bean with Burlington’s NUDA VERITAS — who have been threatening a new album for months now … we’re waiting — and a curious Canadian experimental duo, NOT THE WIND, NOT THE FLAG. • Band Name of the Week: THE JUST DESSERTS. This globe-trotting worldfusion group has — count ’em! — four VT gigs this week: Wednesday, October 20, at Montpelier’s Langdon Street Café; the Bee’s Knees in Morrisville on Thursday; Burlington’s Radio Bean on Friday; and then back to the capital city for a VT farewell at the Black Door Bar and Bistro. And I’d recommend trying to catch at least one. • I have missed Nashville’s JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD each of the last two times the psych-punk duo has visited Burlington. I’m afraid I’ll make it a clean hat trick, as I’ll be “working” at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC when they tear The Monkey House a new one this Saturday. Poor me, right? Actually, kinda. An old friend with reliable ears still talks about JTB’s last Monkey Show as the best she ever saw in Greater Burlington. I’d trust her. You should, too. • Yet another reason to catch JTB this Saturday: to check out the JASON COOLEY-led local rock supergroup BLUE BUTTON, who’ll open the show

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Ashley Kollar, 6 p.m., Free. Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYCE (Top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free. TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB: Karaoke Night with Sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.


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1/2 LOUNGE: Bonjour-Hi! (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free. Smokin’ Gun (rock), 9 p.m., Free.


BANANA WINDS CAFÉ & PUB: The Adam Springer Project (rock), 7:30 p.m., Free.

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CLUB METRONOME: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Brian Posehn (standup), 9 p.m., $20/22. 18+. JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Jennifer Hartswick (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.


NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Grippo Funk Band (funk), 9 p.m., $5.


NIGHTCRAWLERS: Sweet Jayne (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

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RADIO BEAN: Tim Lang (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. The Just Desserts (world music), 8:30 p.m., Free. The Moho Collective (rock), 10 p.m., Free. The Wards (punk), 11:15 p.m., Free.


RASPUTIN’S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Zack duPont (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Musaic (soul), 9 p.m., $3. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.


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RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free.

FRANNY O’S: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: DJ Johnny Utah (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: MSP Films: “The Way I See It” (ski film), 8 p.m., $15. AA.

SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Sturcrazie (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: A Samhain Whisky Tasting, 3:30 p.m., $30/40. 21+. A Samhain Ceildh (Celtic), 8 p.m., $15/40. AA.


BLACK DOOR BAR AND BISTRO: Moondog Trio (jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5. CHARLIE O’S: Sara Grace & the Suits (rock), 10 p.m., Free. GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. HOSTEL TEVERE: Vorcza (jazz), 9 p.m., Free. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Gabriel Miller Phillips, Marvin & the Cloud Wall (rock), 8 p.m., Donations. Sweet Hound (rock), 10 p.m., Donations. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Live DJ, 9:30 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Roomful of Blues (blues), 8 p.m., $25. AA.

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51 MAIN: Michael Jacobs Mogani (folk), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: Garrin Benfield (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: The Blame (rock), 10 p.m., $3.


BEE’S KNEES: Eric Lindberg & Steve Blair (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE BREWSKI: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 9 p.m., Free. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Torpedo Rodeo (surf-punk), 10 p.m., Free. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: The Trio featuring Paul Cassarino, Tracie Cassarino & Jeff Wheel (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. THE MONKEY HOUSE: Jeff the Brotherhood (rock), 9 p.m., $10. NECTAR’S: Dan Stevens (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. Japhy Ryder, Otis Grove (rock), 9 p.m., $5. NIGHTCRAWLERS: Little Creek (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PARIMA MAIN STAGE: Small Change, John Daly (Tom Waits tribute, jazz), 9 p.m., $3. RADIO BEAN: Brett Hughes (swampy-tonk), 6 p.m., Free. Kim & Sharon (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Free. Cash Is King (alt-country), 10:15 p.m., Free. Pooloop (experimental), 11:30 p.m., Free. RASPUTIN’S: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Hi8us (funk), 9 p.m., $3. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Live Music (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.


BIG PICTURE THEATER & CAFÉ: DJ Kaos & the Reverend (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free. BLACK DOOR BAR AND BISTRO: The Just Desserts (world music), 9:30 p.m., $5. CHARLIE O’S: Vorcza (jazz), 10 p.m., Free.


LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Matt the Electrican (acoustic), 1 p.m., Donations. Emil Brynge & Emaline Delapaix (folk), 7 p.m., Donations. Full Tang (world music), 10 p.m., Donations.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Benjamin Bright (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Busted Stuff (Dave Matthews tribute), 10 p.m., Free.

TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Jon Pousette-Dart Band (folk), 8 p.m., $30. AA.

MONOPOLE: Is (rock), 10 p.m., Free.


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242 MAIN: Astronomer Reckoner, Crippling Fear (hardcore), 7 p.m., $7. AA. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.

THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Rick Redington & the Luv (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

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51 MAIN: Anthony Santor Group (jazz), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Tribe of Light (rock), 10 p.m., $3. SAT.23

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archetypes than dabbling in funk or R&B. And again, Miles is impressive, THIS MONTH’S PRESENTER: holding court with conviction. The EP closes with “Spanish Girl” and a surprise guest turn from none other than late, great Burlington saxophone legend Big Joe Burrell (recorded before he died in 2005). Nice to hear you again, Joe. Unfortunately, SPONSORED BY: the otherworldly reunion is somewhat sullied by Pea’s uninspired rapping. Still, the band delivers a solid mix of sinewy flamenco groove and sultry island vibrations. Life … What a Miracle is certainly a mixed bag. But it’s an improvement and suggests further potential here. If P.M.P. can hone their focus around what they do best — solid and at times creative reggae 8v-greendrinks102010.indd 1 grooves — and unleash Miles more frequently, they will likely be eagerly welcomed by Vermont’s reggae heads. P.M.P. release Life … What a Miracle at Nectar’s on Wednesday, October 20.


Few of us could speak with as much authority about the miracle of life as P.M.P. lead singer Vick Miles. On the local reggae band’s latest EP, Life … What a Miracle,, the cancer survivor infuses previously unheard emotional heft into the group’s breezy island sound. The result is more nuanced than was P.M.P.’s lackluster 2005 debut, Family. Though the five-song disc still bears many of the pockmarks that marred that first attempt, Miles’ impassioned performance reminds us that live, local reggae still has a place in the frozen north. Life opens with a cover of the Temptations’ classic ghetto lament, “Masterpiece.” P.M.P. are a tight outfit, transitioning the song’s hallmark bass-and-horn groove into a hypnotic dub drone. Miles is soulful as he urgently unleashes guttural howls over the song’s lengthy introduction. However, though the production and performances are largely solid, there’s something mildly disingenuous about a band from rural Vermont riffing on the tragic ills of urban society — even if the words are not their own. Percussionist and rapper Cleve Pea’s awkward flow certainly doesn’t help matters.


Oh, those wascally Smittens! The impossibly cuddly local twee band has carved out quite a niche for itself in lo-fi indie-pop circles, both at home and abroad. But the group is more than a cutesy novelty act — though it is indeed both cute and novel. In particular, guitarist and vocalist Colin Clary has long been a highly respected stalwart of the Queen City rock scene, playing in more bands than even he can count. And he’s tried. Clary’s latest project is a bedroom-pop duo, with fellow Smitten Dana Kaplan, called Let’s Whisper. While Smittens fans will undoubtedly find plenty of bubblegum goodness to sate a sonic sweet tooth, the pair’s latest EP, Keep a Secret — a precursor to their forthcoming debut full-length — reveals deeper and more emotionally contemplative material than is found anywhere in the Smittens’ poptastic catalog. The EP opens on “California Girls,” which sets the four-song disc’s handmade pop tone with a bright but melancholy guitar arpeggio ringing over pulsing drum loops. Kaplan sings, “I see the ocean in your skin / Feel the sunlight from within / Smell the flowers in the air / Where’ve you been?” There is a charming simplicity in her downcast musings, made all the more disarming by her vulnerable, plainspoken delivery. An acoustic demo, “Snowy Sunday,” is next. “It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s snowing outside / After all of these weeks, why should I be surprised? / Things were surely better in the middle of July / We were lovers, everyone

tried to pretend,” sings Kaplan over a fluttering melody. It’s easy to picture the slight singer forlornly staring out her bedroom window, watching flakes pirouette to the ground in fading afternoon light. “Meet Me on the Dance Floor” could be an outtake from the Smittens’ recent dance remix album, Dancing Shoes. The cheery electro-pop tune certainly brightens the mood, especially in light of the preceding melancholia. But more than providing a slight attitude adjustment, it’s simply a fun little gem, thanks especially to Clary’s doo-wopesque backing vocals. Speaking of Clary, he takes over front-man duties on the EP’s closing track, “Holly in Winter Time.” An ode to yet another Smitten, Holly Chagnon, the song is warm, charming and idiosyncratic. In other words, it’s everything good indie pop is supposed to be. In fact, that can be said about all of the beautifully humble Keep a Secret. Let’s Whisper celebrate with an EP-release show at the 1/2 Lounge in Burlington this Thursday.

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cLuB meTronome: Bass culture & mushpost present: Eskmo (electronica), 10 p.m., $10/15.

The BrewsKi: sweet and Lowdown (blues), 9 p.m., Free.

Leunig’s BisTro & café: Juliet mcVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

rimrocKs mounTain Tavern: DJ two Rivers (top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

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


The LiTTLe caBareT: Gypsy Reel (rock), 7 p.m., $22.


monopoLe: House On a spring (rock), 10 p.m., Free. oLive ridLey’s: Zero tolerance (rock), 10 p.m., Free. TaBu café & nighTcLuB: all Night Dance party with DJ toxic (top 40), 5 p.m., Free.


monTy’s oLd BricK Tavern: George Voland JaZZ with Jody albright and Dan skea (jazz), 4:30 p.m., Free.

necTar’s: mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free. radio Bean: John smyth (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. ian mcFeron and alissa miller (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Free. Not the Wind, Not the Flag, the le duo, Nuda Veritas (experimental), 9:15 p.m., Free. red square: The steph pappas Experience (rock), 8 p.m., Free.


Bee’s Knees: copper Kettle (old-time), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The BrewsKi: Dale and Darcy (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.

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


cLuB meTronome: msR presents: The Ruby suns, the union Line, Brenda, DJ Disco phantom (indie), 8 p.m., $10. 18+.

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radio Bean: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. cash is King (alt-country), 8:15 p.m., Free. Honky-tonk sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3. red square: upsetta international with super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


charLie o’s: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.

main sTreeT griLL & Bar: michael arnowitt (piano), 7 p.m., Free.

The monKey house: msR presents: Light pollution, prince Rama, tooth ache., DJ Disco phantom (indie), 9 p.m., $8.

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necTar’s: Ray and Russ, patience (singersongwriter, funk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

moonflower & Friends (house), 7 p.m., Free.

higher ground showcase Lounge: Beats antique, Lynx & the Order (downtempo), 8:30 p.m., $10/13. aa.

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monTy’s oLd BricK Tavern: Open mic Night, 6 p.m., Free.

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cLuB meTronome: Black to the Future: an R&B Experience, 10 p.m., Free.


The monKey house: Queer Night with DJ Gunner (house), 10 p.m., Free.

Langdon sTreeT café: Banggggarangggg (experimental), 8 p.m., Donations. marion call (folk), 9:30 p.m., Donations.

The BLocK gaLLery: Open mic, 1:30 p.m., Free.

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Bee’s Knees: slick martha’s Hot club (gypsy jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

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51 main: Quizz Night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free. Two BroThers Tavern: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.


Bee’s Knees: Wiley Dobbs trio (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The huB pizzeria & puB: chris Lyon with Fran (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free.

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1/2 Lounge: DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 9 p.m. cLuB meTronome: siN siZZle & Kampus Boyz Ent present King of Vt: The Rap Battle (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5. franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. higher ground BaLLroom: Yonder mountain string Band (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $20/25/30. aa. Leunig’s BisTro & café: paul asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. LifT: DJs p-Wyld & Jazzy Janet (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. manhaTTan pizza & puB: Open mic with andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. The monKey house: Beat Vision with DJ Disco phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1. necTar’s: Kelly Ravin (roots), 7 p.m., Free. papadosio, Jeff Bujak (prog rock), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

parima main sTage: Jazzed up mondays (jazz), 7 p.m., Free (18+).

sheLBurne sTeaKhouse & saLoon: carol ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.

radio Bean: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free.


Langdon sTreeT café: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free.

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red square: The stereofidelics (rock), 8 p.m., $3. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


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necTar’s: macpodz, moses and the Electric co. (jam), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

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

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radio Bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free.

rozzi’s LaKeshore Tavern: trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free.

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parKer pie co.: DJ two tone (eclectic DJ), 8 p.m., Free.

higher ground showcase Lounge: Runner Runner, 2 a.m. club (rock), 7 p.m., $8/10. aa.

red square: Hype ‘Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

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Big picTure TheaTer & café: Valley Night with Bill scafer & Friends (rock), 8 p.m., Free. BLacK door Bar and BisTro: The carmonilla Quartet (world music), 9:30 p.m., $5. charLie o’s: The Bucktails (country), 8 p.m., Free. green mounTain Tavern: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free.

Oswalt, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk and seen his star ascend. He was a regular on “The Sarah Silverman Program” and Odenkirk’s late, great HBO series, “Mr. Show.” Touring behind a deliriously funny new album, Posehn rocks the Higher Ground Ballroom this Friday. Langdon sTreeT café: Rob Lutes (roots), 9 p.m., Donations. purpLe moon puB: Bruce sklar’s Harwood Jazz Workshop (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

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ciTy LimiTs: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. on The rise BaKery: Open Bluegrass session, 7:30 p.m., Free. Two BroThers Tavern: Open mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.


Bee’s Knees: andrew parker-Renga (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The BrewsKi: comedy Night with andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free. The shed resTauranT & Brewery: abby Jenne & the Enablers (rock), 9 p.m., Free.


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

guSto’S, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. hEN of thE WooD At thE griSt miLL, 92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7300. hoStEL tEVErE, 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222. L.A.c.E., 159 N. Main St., Barre, 476-4276. thE LAmb AbbEY., 65 Pioneer Circle, Montpelier, 229-2200. LANgDoN StrEEt cAfé, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-8667. mAiN StrEEt griLL & bAr, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. PickLE bArrEL NightcLub, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. PoSitiVE PiE 2, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453. PurPLE mooN Pub, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. thE rESErVoir rEStAurANt & tAP room, 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. riVEr ruN rEStAurANt, 65 Main St., Plainfield, 454-1246. SLiDE brook LoDgE & tAVErN, 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 583-2202. tuPELo muSic hALL, 188 S. Main St., White River Jct., 698-8341.


Heavy Lifting “Rock Solid” at Studio Place Arts


he 10th annual “Rock Solid” exhibition at Studio Place Arts was 380 million years in the making. The chiseled sculptures are primarily fine-grained Barre granite, which materialized during the Devonian period and has been quarried in the area since the early 1800s. The weighty exhibition includes 33 stone works by 19 sculptors, as well as 17 twodimensional pieces by four painters and printmakers. Welcoming viewers on the sidewalk outside the gallery is “The Supplicant,” a kneeling woman carved from Barre gray granite in a somewhat art nouveau style. The 24-by-48-inch piece by Worcester artist Sophie Bettmann-Kerson has a triangular profile, like a small mountain. The figure is bent over so far that the top of her head rests on the ground. The subject’s drapery is abstracted into graceful lines that hang like silk. On view from the street, in SPA’s front window, is “Learning to Fly” by Barre sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli II. The roughly 24-by-36-inch portrayal of two birds on curved branches is frontally oriented; its oval negative spaces, reminiscent of fan coral, create an engaging rhythm. Cecchinelli’s sculptor father also has several interesting figurative pieces





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2010 ART’S ALIVE FESTIVAL WINNERS EXHIBITION: Works by John Young (first place); Wendy James (second); and Kathleen McGuffin (third and Moulton-Steele Emerging Artist Award); and Elizabeth Cleary (Roberto Fitzgerald Award). Through October 31 at Union Station in Burlington. Info, 310-3211. ADAM DEVARNEY: Mixed-media collage paintings that unite the natural and urban worlds and comment on issues of social relevance, curated by SEABA. Also, the artist offers his first-ever limitededition print. Through November 30 at Speeder & Earl’s (Pine Street) in Burlington. Info, 859-9222.

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‘AFTER DARK’: Images by local and international photographers that depict nighttime scenes. Through October 29 at Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction. Info, 777-3686. ‘ALZHEIMER’S: FORGETTING PIECE BY PIECE’: An exhibit of 52 contemporary quilted works that offer poignant tribute to victims of the disease, organized by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative;

“Collection 2” by Lynn Barton

in the show. His “La Mia Mamma” is an 8-by-12-by-15-inch sculpture of an aged woman slumped crossways in an overstuffed chair. Her weary posture seems to suggest she was a hard worker. Phrases prominently etched into B. Amore’s “Question II” include “...the mind keeps expanding into whatever space is opened” and “Do some people really figure things out?” A ghostly photo-transfer portrait looms mysteriously from the flat, 12-by-18-inch marble slab. A curious detail of the piece is four small wheels that give it the look of a child’s pull toy. A vertical, 40-inch-tall geometric abstraction called “Harmonies,” by Windsor sculptor John H. Hikory, is made of black granite. The standing zigzag form has rows of uniformly angled lines running down its broad sides. Hikory has

and audio recordings of stories from elders, in conjunction with Vermont Public Radio and The StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative. Also, ‘CIRCUS DAY IN AMERICA’: A multimedia exhibit celebrating the art and experience of the American circus, circa 1870-1950; ‘JAY HALL CONNAWAY: A RESTLESS NATURE’: A retrospective of the 20th-century New England landscape painter; ‘ALL FIRED UP: SIX CERAMIC ARTISTS FROM VERMONT’: Unique artist-designed installations by a half dozen of the region’s finest ceramicists; ‘EMBELLISHMENTS: THE ART OF THE CRAZY QUILT’: Extraordinary examples from the permanent collection that have never been publicly exhibited; ‘UPON A PAINTED OCEAN: AMERICAN MARINE PAINTINGS’: Fine works from the permanent collection; ‘TALLY-HO! THE ART AND CULTURE OF THE FOX HUNT’: Artwork, film footage and artifacts from the heyday of the sport in America; ‘THE ART OF OGDEN PLEISSNER: A RETROSPECTIVE FROM THE COLLECTION’: More than 30 rarely seen oils, watercolors and drypoints; ‘GOOD FENCES: VERMONT STONE WALLS’: An outdoor exhibit exploring




hewn an elegant shape that contrasts rough areas with smooth planes and emphasizes ascension. The two-dimensional pieces in the exhibition are like portraits of gathered rocks. “Stones of Scituate Beach from Cherrie’s Collection,” numbered I-V, by René Schall is a collection of small, square paintings on panel. The rocks are shown from different angles — some with blue sky behind them, others from above with sandy backgrounds. The rounded beach

the medium’s history, variety and materials; and ‘WARREN KIMBLE’S AMERICA’: Favorite works from the country’s best-known contemporary folk artist. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. ‘ANSEL ADAMS AND EDWARD BURTYNSKY: CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES’: The centerpiece exhibit of the season features more than 60 images by the renowned photographer of the American wilderness and the contemporary Canadian photographer who focuses on human impact in the natural world. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. ART HOP GROUP SHOW: SUBARU-HYUNDAI: Paintings and photography on two levels. Through December 30 at Burlington Subaru. Info, 859-9222. ART HOP GROUP SHOW: VCAM/RETN: Photographs, paintings and mixed-media artworks. Through November 30 at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Info, 859-9222. ‘ART AT THE COACH BARN’: The 23rd annual exhibition brings together works by Vermont’s


stones from the Massachusetts shore are green, pinkish and gray. The way they’re crowded into each picture plane makes them seem monumental. Lynn Barton of West Rutland presents “Collection 2,” a 20-by-40-inch oil painting of four rocks on a light background. It’s a beautifully painted realist work with detailed lithic grains and engaging shadows beneath the stones. An egg-shaped stone is placed on top of the pile; the large stone at lower left has a bold swirl. Two of Barton’s abstract, mixedmedia monoprints are also on display. Like details of the surface of granite, the 12-by-12-inch images have complex visual textures and a limited range of hues. “Fault” appears to be a view of rocks in a stream, rust colored with green highlights. SPA’s annual “Rock Solid” exhibitions are among the best indoor sculpture shows in the state. But, considering the gallery’s location in the original “Granite Capital of the World” — as opposed to the upstart berg of Elberton, Ga., which also claims that title — perhaps that’s no surprise. The 10th rendition is, indeed, solid. M A R C AWO D EY “Rock Solid,” carvings, abstract forms, assemblages and paintings that depict the qualities of stone. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Through November 6.

finest artists in a broad range of media and styles. Through October 24 at Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. Info, 985-0328. CARL RUBINO: “Peeling Paint and Little Puddles,” abstract closeup and macro color photographs of the two themes. Through October 30 at Shelburne Art Center. Info, 518-946-7302. ‘CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE’: “The Tom Golden Collection,” a nationally touring exhibit featuring drawings, prints, photographs and collages that trace the careers of the husband-and-wife installation artists and convey the monumentality of their process and their work. Through December 18 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. DICK BRUNELLE: “Abstract Explorations,” paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Through October 30 at Mirabelles in Burlington. Info, 864-0989. EBEN ERNSTOF: Neo-op drawings, curated by SEABA. Through November 30 at Pine Street Deli in Burlington. Info, 859-9222.



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Call to artists “Color: thE spiCE oF light”: This exhibit is your opportunity to express nature in a manner that doesn’t necessarily express reality. Juror: bruce haley. Deadline: october 28. info, http:// sCEnE on thE strEEt: This contest asks photographers to submit images that capture the essence of candid street moments. Juror: ed Kashi. Deadline: november 26. info, art on Main in bristol seeks new exhibitors in variety of media for holidays or beyond. no 2-D, please. Jury october 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Application: www.artonmain. net/forms.html. CoME show thE Capital City what you’VE got! The green bean Art gallery at Capitol grounds in Montpelier seeks artists for onemonth shows in 2011. booking on a first-come, first-served basis. Art must be professionally presented and customer friendly (no nudes or politics, please). send examples and inquiries to artwhirled23@yahoo. com. Deadline: December 1.

talKs & EVEnts ‘saMurai iMaginariEs: JapanEsE warriors in popular MEMory’: erik esselstrom, associate professor in the Department of history, gives a lunchtime talk in conjunction with a current exhibit. wednesday, october 20, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Fleming Museum, uVM, burlington. info, 656-0750.

‘FranK stElla: irrEgular polygons’: An exhibit marking the museum’s 25th anniversary presents one of each of the artist’s 11 monumental compositions for his 1965-66 series, along with preparatory drawings and other works. Through March 31 at hood Museum, Dartmouth College in hanover, n.h. stella returns to Dartmouth College as a Montgomery Fellow october 17-24, and gives a free questionand-answer session to the public: Thursday, october 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. info, 603-646-2808. ‘FriEnDs bEaring giFts’: An exhibit celebrating 40 years of acquisitions for the permanent collection purchased by Friends of the Art Museum, and featuring 40 diverse objects, from an ancient Chinese mirror to paintings by modern masters. Through December 12 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. John hunisak, professor of history of art and architecture, gives a talk entitled “Four Decades of Collecting sculpture at Middlebury: From neoClassicism Through symbolism,” in Dana Auditorium: Thursday, october 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. info, 443-5007. pottEry anD poEtry: a CElEbration oF anCiEnt CraFt: Ryan strobel presents wood-fired pottery and mud-made items, then local poet Trevien stanger presents a “harvest poetry Jam.” (pottery only second night.) Thursday, october 21, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, october 22, 6-9 p.m., green Door studio, burlington. info, 603-498-9287. ‘thE lanD-thE art-thE artist’: part of the “state of Craft showcase events” honoring the 20th anniversary of the Vermont Craft Council, this exhibit features

FranK gonzalEz: works in mixed media inspired by the educator and philosopher John Dewey. Through october 30 at Fletcher Free library in burlington. info, 865-7211.

JanEt Van FlEEt & EMiKo sawaragi gilbErt: “All Aboard,” an installation of “train” cars created from found materials; and “Cornucopia,” installation of found, manipulated branches, respectively. Through october 31 at Flynndog in burlington.

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

linDa E. JonEs: “sticks and stones,” constructions, paintings, digital prints and installation in mixed media explore the concepts of life from decay and shelter from the rubble. Through october 31 at 215 College gallery in burlington. info, 863-3662. lynn rupE: “urban habitat,” paintings that depict wild animals in city environments. Through october 31 at The block gallery in winooski. info, 373-5150. MaKasi siriwayo: illustrations and photography. Through november 30 at speaking Volumes in burlington. info, 540-0107. MarK ChanEy: “guiding light,” images of “collected light” using Tritography, a blending of more than one digital image. Through october 31 at The skinny pancake in burlington. info, 304-1024. Mary FranCEs o’DonnEll: “Reflections,” color images by the Montréal-based photographer. Through october 29 at living/learning Center, uVM, in burlington. info, 656-7787. ‘MEtals/MatErials/CulturE’: students in uVM’s seminar in museum anthropology curated this exhibit composed of tools, weapons, artwork and currency from different cultures and crafted in brass, silver and copper. Through December 18 at Fleming Museum, uVM, in burlington. info, 656-0750.

Dot albElo: oil pastels that capture scenes from Vermont and beyond. october 21 through november 16 at heineberg Community & senior Center in burlington. Reception: Thursday, october 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. info, 863-3982. sCott & KElly FunK: new photographs celebrating the sights, lights and feeling of fall. hours by chance or appointment. Through november 24 at gallery 160 in Richmond. Reception: Thursday, october 21, 5-8 p.m. info, 434-6434.

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lorrainE rEynolDs: “what 16t-TGHypno102010.indd 1 Remains,” mixed-media assemblages that speak to lost and forgotten things. october 22 through november 20 at seminary Art Center in waterbury Center. Reception: saturday, october 23, 5-9 p.m. info, 399-8286.

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MiChaEl strauss: Recent high-chroma landscapes in acrylic and ink. Through october 31 at barnes & noble in south burlington. info, 865-2329. MiChaEl DEMEng: Assemblages about the evolutions and revolutions of existence. Through november 20 at shelburne Art Center. info, 578-5763. MilDrED bEltré: prints and drawings based on the idea of the schematic. Through october 22 at Colburn gallery in burlington. info, 656-2014. niCholas hEilig: “liquid lines,” traditional and digital paintings that explore the beauty of aqueous forms. Through october 31 at The green Room in burlington. info, 651-9669. niCholas hEilig: “oil & water,” pen-and-ink drawings inspired by the bp oil spill and illustrating violence and upheaval. Through october 31 at The Daily planet in burlington. info, 862-9647. paM pEzzullo & bob gaspErEtti: The quilter and master furniture maker combine their wares in a bedroom vignette. Through october 31 at Frog hollow in burlington. info, 863-6458. raChEl Kahn-FogEl: “inside out,” intensely colored paintings filled with objects of incongruous size and proportion. Through october 30 at livak Room, Davis Center, uVM, in burlington. info, 656-8937.

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Jonathan harris: “inner landscapes,” multimedia work by the shelburne native that exposes human emotion on massive and intimate scales, and blurs the boundaries of anthropology, software development, complex systems analysis, graphic design and storytelling. Through october 23 at

lEaD saFEty Exhibit: Artwork about lead safety by burlington schoolchildren. Through october 31 at Metropolitan gallery, burlington City hall. info, 865-7598.

MarJoriE KraMEr: The Johnson state College faculty member explores the tension between what 10/15/10 1:12:30 PM we see and what we can invent. 6h-Kimforney102010.indd 1 Recent work includes paintings of new York City and flower still lifes. Through november 6 at Julian scott Find immediate, long-lasting relief Memorial gallery, Johnson state College. Reception: wednesday, through short-term hypnotherapy. october 20, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


JiM DuVal & Justin athErton: halloweeninspired paintings, prints and drawings. Through october 31 at Red square in burlington. info, 318-2438.

MilK & honEy QuiltErs guilD: “Quilting in the land of Milk and honey,” more than 80 new quilts and other quilted items; also fabric art by Judith Reilly and quilts from the 2010 hoffman Challenge Tour. saturday, october 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; sunday, october 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Middlebury union high school Auditorium. info, 388-9782.

Firehouse gallery in burlington. info, 865-7165.



hElMo hErnanDEz trEJo: The president of the ludwig Foundation of Cuba and renowned expert on that nation’s art and culture gives a gallery talk at a cocktail party dedicated to a Vermont-Cuba arts exchange. saturday, october 23, 6-8 p.m., west branch gallery and sculpture park, stowe. info, 253-8943.

Chairs For thE ChaFFEE: silent and live auctions of artistdecorated chairs to benefit the gallery, followed by a dinner. RsVp by october 16. sunday, october 24,

grEgory hEislEr DEMonstration: The renowned international portrait photographer demonstrates his techniques using ice cream moguls ben Cohen and Jerry greenfield as models. sponsored by Vermont professional photographers. sunday, october 24, 1-4 p.m., Film house, Main street landing performing Arts Center, burlington. info, 863-2385.


gail salzMan: “immersion,” recent abstracted, luminous oil paintings dealing with water in all its guises. Through october 26 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. info, 985-3848.

grEEn Mountain DECoratiVE paintErs: Members of the local art group sell their handpainted works on wood, metal and canvas. saturday, october 23, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; sunday, october 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., university Mall, south burlington. info, 863-1066.

4-8 p.m., holiday inn, Rutland. info, 775-0356.

Ethan azarian & MElissa Knight: new paintings and fabric collages, respectively, by the husband-andwife artists. Through october 31 at Rose street Artists’ Co-op in burlington. info, 454-8087.

works by seven of the state’s finest crafters: george Ainley (windsor chairs); susan langley (woven baskets); Chris sherwin (glass); Truddi greene (quilts); susan leader (pottery); Cheryl Flett (fiber art); and Don heurerman (wood carving). Through october 31 at gallery at the Vault in springfield. Talk: in a closing talk, printmaker and ecologist Allaire Diamond shares information about expert artisans who gather and use plants, mushrooms, lichens and other forest materials in their craft work. Thursday, october 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. info, 885-7111.

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Arts Incubator B y Me gan James

photos: matthew thorsen

peek into her darkened studio reveals a creepy scene: The dolls reside, wideeyed and menacing, on various shelves and tables, lending a sinister cast to even the innocent toaster oven on the desk. The gallery walls aren’t offering any respite this month. Robinson curated a Halloween-themed show called “The Art of Horror,” which showcases Lorraine Reynolds’ dark dollhouse assemblages, goth paintings by Kevin Montanaro and devilish masks by Justin Atherton, among others. The art at S.P.A.C.E. is refreshingly noncommercial. As a collective supported by studio rents, Mitchell says, it can show work without expectations that anyone will buy it. Nevertheless, most of the pieces are priced and for sale.

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hristy Mitchell looks out over the chain-link fence that encloses the loft atop her studio in the Backspace, part of Burlington’s Soda Plant, and describes her vision for the place. Over there she’ll have seven lab tables reclaimed from Burlington high school science classrooms, which can be rolled away on caster wheels to make room for events. The wall by the door, covered in blackboard paint, will serve as scribble space for brainstorming and announcements. On another wall, Shelburne artist Kristen L’Espérance will paint a mural with an industrial look. “We’d like to be a venue kind of known for showing large pieces of work,” Mitchell says, gesturing to the towering warehouse walls. “There aren’t that many venues that do that in Burlington. This room will have more [of ] a museum aesthetic, where you can step back from the wall. I like that openair feel.” With no work currently on display, the place is almost oppressively drab, buzzing under fluorescent lights. Mitchell envisions a creative lab lit by glowing beaker lamps that she’ll design. It takes an artist to see potential in all that concrete. The 29-year-old metal artist is the “creative facilitator” of the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, which several months ago expanded to include the Backspace — located, logically, at the back of S.P.A.C.E. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitchell moved to Burlington after finishing school in 2003 and began working for Conant Metal &

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push the boundaries.

For her senior project in Savannah, she worked with other artists to convert an abandoned bank into a temporary gallery. The experience has stayed with her, Mitchell says, as she builds up the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. She’s always looking for the potential in spaces, keeping one eye trained on the next big place to grow. Right now, that’s not only the Backspace but the “garden” behind the building. Members of the youth program at ReSOURCE — formerly Recycle North — recently came by to clean up the grassy backyard. Once you’ve scrambled up a narrow path to get there, the focal point is the crumbly foundation of an old building. But Mitchell sees a potential sculpture garden, a stage on the

Dolls by Beth Robinson

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Light, also housed in the Soda Plant. In 2008, when Conant sold the part of its business that occupied the warehouse, Mitchell already had an idea for the space. A former member of various Burlington artist collectives, she was working alone in a studio when the Conant sale happened. Mitchell missed being part of an artistic community, but she knew from experience how difficult it is to sustain a gallery on art sales alone. So her plan for the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery — an acronym for Soda Plant Artist Collective Environment — was to pay for the place entirely with rent from artist studios. “When I opened this last year, I said within two years I want to open another space,” says Mitchell. When the warehouse that would become the Backspace became available, she says, it felt a little too soon. “But I was watching that space, and I just couldn’t not take it,” she recalls deciding. S.P.A.C.E. currently houses studios for 12 artists, including clay master John Brickels, painter Sage Tucker-Ketcham and “strange dolls” creator Beth Robinson. The studio space has a mostly open plan, allowing visitors an easy glimpse into the nitty-gritty of the artists’ work. On a recent afternoon, Brickels perches at a desk, scoring the clay rounds that will become mugs in the shape of robot bits and bolts. Robinson is away, but a

Assemblages by Lorraine Reynolds, masks by Justin Atherton

“Maybe we’ll branch out and do some more Vermont landscapes,” Mitchell says, with a hint of irony. “But I don’t think so. We like to kind of push the boundaries.” In early November, Mitchell, Alecia Geno, Ashley Roark and Greg Mamczak will show their work in an exhibit about repetition and reproduction called “Make Art, Repeat.” In December, Mitchell plans to curate a show of small works — nothing bigger than one foot in diameter. On the events calendar for the rest of this month are a demolition derby for remote-controlled, artistbuilt cars, and a murder-mystery dinner in Backspace. This isn’t the first time Mitchell has cultivated art in an empty building.

foundation for music and plays, and a patio for exhibit receptions. It all comes down to making spaces for artists to thrive, she says. “I’m giving other artists opportunities, even though I’m not even 30. It’s such a wonderful position for me to be in, to be able to recognize talent, ask someone if they want to have a solo show,” Mitchell says. “I’m young, too. I’m struggling, too, trying to figure it out. I’m looking for ways we can grow together.” m The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and Backspace at the Soda Plant, 266 Pine Street, Burlington. Open Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; First Friday openings, 5-9 p.m. Info, 578-2512.

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‘ShadowS of the Samurai’: Armor, swords, prints, masks and other artifacts representing Japanese warrior traditions. Through May 11 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. Shanley triggS: “Barns of Vermont,” watercolor paintings. Through October 31 at Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. Info, 893-1006. tarrah KrajnaK: “Inch of Dust,” a photographic installation utilizing appropriated images of Peruvians to explore and challenge how photography is used to characterize ethnicity and archive its meaning. Through December 11 at Second Floor Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts in Burlington. Info, 865-7165. ‘the art of horror’: A collection of “dark” works in a variety of media by 13 local artists celebrates the witching season. Through October 31 at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. Info, 578-2512. wendy tucKer: Mixed-media abstract paintings in acrylic. October 22 through November 5 at North End Rotisserie in Burlington. Info, 299-9289.

‘almoSt utopia: in Search of the good life in mid-century america’: Historic photographs, text and audio from the Vermont Folklife Center that capture back-to-the-landers and their homesteads. Through November 12 at Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. amze emmonS & rachel groSS: Abstract images in silk screen and woodblock-relief prints. Through October 31 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Info, 295-5901. BarBara leBer: “Trees & Birds,” acrylic paintings on board. Through October 31 at Red Hen Bakery & Café in Middlesex. Info, 223-0352. collin o’neil: “Indigenous Closeups,” photographs featuring a Tibetan yak-herding tribe and Peruvians in the Andes. Through October 31 at The Green Bean Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info, ‘connectionS’: A group show in a variety of media that expresses physical and spiritual connections, in celebration of the gallery’s newly renovated space. Through November 13 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 431-0204. d’ann calhoun fago: A 75-year retrospective of works by the Bethel artist. Through November 24 at Governor’s Office Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. deniS VerSweyVeld & judith rey: “Shelter:Dwelling:House:Home,” mixed-media artworks that explore the psychological and spiritual components of the places we call home. Through October 29 at Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-5423.

Peter Miller At his gallery in what he likes to call Colbyville

— Waterbury to most of us — the photographer notable for his portraits of old-time Vermonters goes overseas Fifties,” on view through November 3. In particular the black-and-white images, shot between 1956 and ’58, depict stylish scenes of Paris as well as photos of grape harvesters in Margaux. The latter, Miller and were recently scanned and printed. In the pictured shot, grape pickers pause for lunch in a shed at Château Lascombes.


alena Botanica: Through October 31 at Center Bakery in Waterbury Center. Info, 244-7500.

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noah Singh: “Sunshine State Forecast: Floridian Predictions,” similar yet contradictory forms in etched bones, assembled bits of everyday objects and performance. Through October 31 at Main Street Museum in White River Junction. Info, 295-6370. oliVia parKer: “Still and Not So Still Life,” photographs of ephemeral constructions that explore the possibilities of light by the renowned photographer. Through October 30 at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction. Info, 698-0320. peter miller: “France in the Fifties,” black-andwhite photographs of Paris street scenes and a wine harvest in Margaux. Through November 3 at Peter Miller Photography Gallery in Colbyville. Info, 244-5339.

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joan morriS: “Merging Continuums,” Japanesestyle dyed textiles and precious-metal monoprints. Through November 21 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670.

linda maney & miSSy Storrow: Works in water media on paper and canvas. Through October 30 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Info, 223-3338.


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joan feieraBend: “Portraits in Two Visual Languages,” abstract oil paintings and realistic pastel drawings. Through November 19 at Tunbridge Public Library. Info, 889-9404.

Katie o’rourKe: “Layers,” abstract acrylic paintings. Through October 31 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info, 223-5454.

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SEPTEMBER 9-12 & 17-19 8:00 p.m. Alumni Auditorium Champlain College

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François wishes life could be more like the movies. A frustrated screenwriter, he uses every event in his life as inspiration. He casts Sophie, his ex–flatmate–turned–lover –turned–friend, opposite Rober t—a univer sity professor. Ou t side Montréal, Sophie’s childhood friend Léa, who runs a B & B, claims she’s drowning in ‘too much fresh air and boredom’. A surprising, passionate encounter provokes her to seek out Sophie for a reunion. Their stories collide and inter weave with intriguing serendipity. Originally written in Québec French, the play won the Masque Award for Best Original Script.

By: Monica Callan

Monica Callan, actor/ director/producer/educator as well as the originator of the annual Vermont Contemporary Playwrights Forum, will present her latest work, FREEDOM: 101. A solo stage play, it explores what being “free” can mean in the American landscape, and includes original film, music and video components.

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Emerging Playwrights Series:

Freedom: 101

Champlain Theatre is excited to announce that the play will be directed by Canadian Gordon McCall, whose thirty-year career as an award-winning director includes recognition as one of the major contributors to the creation, development and dissemination of a Canadian theatrical voice on the national and international stage. Under Gordon’s leadership as the Artistic/Executive Director, Montréal’s renowned Centaur Theatre won 10 Les Masques awards, 12 Mecca awards, and the coveted Grand Prix award in Theatre.

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October 28, 29, & 30 November 3, 4, 5, & 6 8:00 P.M. FlynnSpace, Burlington

One-acts and short films, some classic, some contemporary, some original, but all promise an evening that is poetic, deeply human, and often funny.

General Admission: FEBRUARY 11-13 $20.00 7:30 p.m. General Admission: $20.00 Alumni Auditorium Mature Audience only Champlain College Mature$15.00/general Audience only Champlain students Call 802-86-Flynn free with i.d. to reserve your seats Call 802-86-Flynn to August 2009 reserve your seats Thursday–Saturday

All performances may accommodate persons with a variety of disabilities: the Auditorium is wheelchair accessible and some shows are audio-described. FOR MORE INFORMATION -- CALL the box office at 651-5962. Tickets for all shows may be purchased at the door.


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‘all for one’: A group exhibit featuring works in a variety of media by artists from Vermont, New Hampshire and beyond. Through November 1 at Nuance Gallery in Windsor. Info, 299-1801.

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‘wild on my tongue’: A collaborative exhibition on the subject of lesbian sexuality consisting of 15 haikus by poet Judith Chalmer matted with charcoal nudes by Marie LaPre’ Grabon that were inspired by the poems. Through November 2 at The Men’s Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088.

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elizaBeth nelSon: “In Between,” new oil and mixed-media paintings that depict intersections in the natural world. Through October 29 at Vermont Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749.


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‘douBle expoSure: photographing climate change’: Images taken over two decades of Alaska’s glaciers and the Alps by mountaineer Bradford Washburn and Boston Globe photographer-writer David Arnold. Through November 28 at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. Info, 649-2200.


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Plainfield Historical society PHoto exHibit: “Images of the Past,” 50 photographs of historic Plainfield, 18801940. Through October 31 at Plainfield Community Center. Info, 371-7239. ‘Que sera, Hartland?’: Works in a broad variety of media by local artists that address human relationships with the environment. Through October 30 at Hartland Public Library. Info, 436-2473. ‘rock solid’: The 10th annual group exhibit features figurative carvings, abstract forms and assemblages as well as paintings that depict the qualities of stone, Main Floor Gallery; axel stoHlberg: “Little Stories,” paintings, Second Floor Gallery; and Jane Pincus: “Tell Me a Story,” paintings, Third Floor Gallery. Through November 6 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. stellan Wollman & artHur Williams: Oil paintings on canvas and board of New England landscapes and still lifes by the local artists. Through October 31 at Big Picture Theater & Café in Waitsfield. Info, 496-8994. ‘tHe sHadoW’: The juried group show features works on the theme of the shadow in art. Through October 24 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743.

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‘art & tHe garden’: Two-dimensional work by Alena Botanica, Tessa Izenour and Rob Perry. Through October 31 at Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol. Info, 453-2782. brett simison: “In Vermont,” black-and-white landscape photographs from an upcoming monograph documenting the state’s scenery, seasons and culture. Through October 31 at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in Middlebury. Info, 349-0072.



cameron scHmitz: “Moving Still,” photographs based on chance and place that appear to be painterly abstractions. Through January 1 at Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant in Bristol. Info, 870-7006.


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cyntHia guild kling & JoHn H. clarke: “Forest & Field,” oil paintings and wood sculptures, respectively, by the Starksboro artists. Through November 15 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. eric nelson: “365: An Idea and the Reality,” composed of miniature sculptures carved from a 2-by-2-by-4-inch block of mahogany and completed one a day for a year; and “Three Years Passing,” photography involving the artist’s observations of pattern in the natural and constructed world. Through November 7 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222. erika scHmidt: “Astral Projection,” collages that explore open space and silence, influenced by Eastern philosophy and Indian mysticism. Through November 23 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1266. ‘forever fiber’: Stitched, woven and dyed wall hangings, baskets, felt sculptures, wearable art and more by fiber artists Deb Allen, Marsha Chase, Karen Henderson, Martha Loving, M.J. Russell and Tamara Wight. Through November 13 at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. Info, 877-3850. ‘free range: animals in art’: Artworks befitting the theme by Cynthia Kirkwood, Carolyn Letvin, Linda Reynolds, Hannah Sessions, Brett Simison and others. Also, Janis sanders: The featured artist of the month shows bold, bright sea- and landscapes. Through November 7 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. liza myers: “Starry Night Sunflower Moonlit Vista,” a 4-by-16-foot mural hanging on the outside of the gallery as part of the Brandon Artists Guild Sunflower Power summer exhibit. Through October 31 at Liza Myers Gallery in Brandon. Info, 247-5229.

Gail Salzman

The Vermont artist is known for the luminous colors in mysterious layers on her mostly abstract canvases. Her current exhibit,




Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery explores this depth further in a series of paintings about the many guises of water. Containment and overflow, depth and reflection, decay and rejuvenation are the themes she contemplates while gathering inspiration from bodies of water near and far. The works are on view through October 26. Pictured: “Pond 4,” a 24-by-22-inch oil on panel. medana gabbard & gabrielle mcdermit: “Country Nostalgia,” figurative folk works, and “Of Earth and Sky: Reflections on a Pastoral Landscape,” paintings, respectively. Through October 31 at Brandon Artists’ Guild. Info, 247-4956. ‘moving images: Works of photography and video art from the permanent collection, including photographs by pioneering time-lapse photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Through December 12 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-5007. ‘our PeePs’: The museum’s first community art show presents photography, paintings, illustration and digital art by local artists. Through October 31 at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Info, 434-2167. sculPtfest 2010: The annual outdoor exhibit features works in marble by Frank Anjo, Carlos Dorrien, Don Ramey, Rick Rothrock and Nora Valdez. Through October 24 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. sculPtures in tHe form of a cHair: Students in the studio-art program exhibit works that consider the idea of a chair from many perspectives. October 21 through November 4 at Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Info, 443-3168. ‘sometHing Wicked’: The We Art Women Arts Collective captures the spirit of Halloween and Day of the Dead in a variety of media. Through October 31 at Studio V in Vergennes. Info, 349-2214. susannaH drake: The Cameron Visiting Artist and architect in a multidisciplinary design firm

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exhibits images of recent public projects. Through October 28 at Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Info, 443-3168. ‘The hale STreeT GanG’: Large-scale blackand-white photographs of Randolph-area seniors by Jack Rowell accompany an audio version of memoirs they’ve been writing during a two-year project led by Sara Tucker. Through December 18 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964. ‘The hand To hand ProjecT’: Cecelia Kane, working with nearly 200 artists, chronicled the events of the Iraq War since its inception in March 2003 until the declared end of the combat mission, on August 31 this year, with an installation of white cotton gloves, upon which were painted each day’s news headlines (except Sundays). Through November 20 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. Info, 775-0356. ‘The naTure of Wood’: An exhibit of locally crafted furniture by Vermont woodworkers, 1790 to the present. A pair of Vermont cherry end tables by contemporary craftsman Dale Helms, on view at the museum, will be raffled in a benefit for the Sheldon. Raffle closes October 29. Through October 23 at Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Info, 388-2117. Warren Kimble: Contemporary abstracted paintings from the artist’s “Let the Sun Shine” and “Widows of War” collections. Through December 31 at The Gallery at Brandon Music. Info, 465-4071.


ann YounG: Paintings of landscapes, portraits, interior scenes and subways in rich colors and conveying a sense of mystery. Through November 7 at Bee’s Knees in Morrisville. Info, 586-8078. ‘auTumn in VermonT’: Meryl Lebowitz, Robert F. Aiken and Elisabeth Wooden exhibit paintings that depict the state’s foliage-season glory. Through October 31 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-9653. axel STohlberG: Paintings and drawings of local barns. Through October 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 839-8818. carrie baGalio: “Inner Landscape,” oil paintings that depict the “everyday” of the youth generation. Through October 31 at The Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-6007.

elizabeTh allen: “Color and Light,” oil landscape and still-life paintings. Through November 21 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211.

KaThY STarK: Fourteen mixed-media paintings on panel by the Vermont artist. Through November 14 at Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053.

roberT Waldo brunelle jr.: Recent paintings in oil and acrylic. Through October 31 at The Village Cup in Jericho. Info, 899-1730. rolf anderSon: “Sweden: Going Home,” photographs, artwork and text exploring the artist’s Swedish ancestry. Through October 29 at Brown Library, Sterling College, in Craftsbury Common. Info, 326-4799. VermonT WaTercolor SocieTY: A members’ exhibit juried by Vermont watercolorist Susan Wahlrab celebrates the organization’s 15th year. Through November 21 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.


54Th naTional fall oPen exhibiTion: The center’s most prestigious show of the year features more than 200 juried works of art in a variety of media by artists from around the country. Through November 14 at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Info, 362-1405. ‘STaTe of crafT’: An exhibit of works in various media by Vermont’s master crafters in the studio craft movement, 1960-2010. Through October 31 at Bennington Museum. Info, 447-1571.


adirondacK annual juried ShoW: More than 100 works in all media by 70 artists from around the upstate New York region. Through October 24 at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y. Info, 518-523-2512.

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ambreen buTT: “Dirty Pretty and Other Stories,” paintings, prints and installation by the Pakistaniborn artist-in-residence. Through October 24 at Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-3651. ‘breaKinG ThrouGh The cloudS’: A group show of works in a variety of media that express themes of experience, reflection and hope, and that combat the stigma related to those with mental illness. Sponsored by the National Alliance on the Mentally Ill of Champlain Valley. Through October 29 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-563-1604. brian miller: “Cottonmouth,” photographs by the faculty member of small, Pentecostal congregations in New England and New York. Through October 24 at Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-3651. max heiGeS: “The Juggler,” wood and steel sculpture by Dartmouth College’s studio art intern. October 22 through December 2 at Barrows Exhibition Rotunda, Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-3651. ‘naTiVe american ledGer draWinGS from The hood muSeum of arT’: The acquisition from the collection of Dartmouth grad Mark Lansburgh (1949) is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and reveals through meticulous artworks the lives of 19th-century Plains Indians. Through December 19 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2808. m

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marK TouGiaS: Landscape paintings inspired by Vermont and upstate New York by the regionally known artist. Through October 31 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.

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


‘inSPired bY naTure’: One hundred paintings of Vermont landscape, created on Nature Conservancy preserves, honor that organization’s 50th anniversary and liSa forSTer beach: Watercolor landscape paintings. Through October 31 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100.

riTa bliTT: “Passionate Artist, Passionate Gesture,” abstract drawings and sculpture by the New York artist. Through October 30 at Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-6798.

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‘exPoSed! 2010’: UVM sculpture professor Meg McDevitt curates the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring the works of 19 local artists, as well as three international artists, on the gallery grounds and sites around town. Through October 31 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.

ocTober feaTured arTiSTS: Photographs by Lenny Christopher, paintings by Jim Foote and Melissa Haberman, and painted china by Kitten Ellison. Through October 31 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403.

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‘conTinuouS ThreadS: creaTiVe leGacieS of The norTheaST KinGdom’: As part of the touring “State of Craft” exhibit, the featured artists show their works in basketry, printmaking, metal, rug braiding and more, and show where their mentors and inspirations came from. Through November 20 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158.

michelle Turbide: Mixed-media monotype prints using linoleum or handmade stencils, images inspired by nature. Through November 10 at Merchants Bank in South Hero. Info, 372-4222.

movies Never Let Me Go ★★★★


ailsham, at first glance, appears to be just another English boarding school. The setting is pastoral. The buildings are old. The teachers — especially the headmistress — are humorlessly strict. It’s what’s missing from this familiar milieu that slowly but surely tips you off to the place’s dark secret. Nobody, for example, plays cricket or soccer. Everyone is instructed to finish their vegetables. We come to understand that Hailsham is less an institution of learning than a breeding ground. Its mission isn’t the making of great minds but the nurturing of healthy bodies. Based on the universally acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and directed by Mark (One Hour Photo) Romanek, the film is set in a sort of alternate reality in which human life has been extended, and illness for the most part eliminated, as the result of cloning. In the world of Never Let Me Go, citizens have backup bodies, test-tube doppelgangers whose only purpose is to donate organs as needed. Such beings are secluded from the society they serve. The movie follows three of them from childhood at Hailsham through early adulthood. Keira Knightley is Ruth, Andrew Garfield is Tommy, and Carey

Mulligan is the picture’s oddly detached narrator, Kathy. They have no last names because they have no families. Nor, for all practical purposes, identities. This is not your father’s dystopian fable, however. Uprisings are not organized. Escapes are not plotted (à la Michael Bay’s instantly forgettable yet similarly premised dud, The Island). What distinguishes both the novel and Alex Garland’s excellent adaptation is the empathetic portrait it paints of a caste that understands its role and accepts its fate. It’s as though, along with its other advances, science has perfected a technique of surgically removing the instinct for self-preservation. The film is minimal and meditative. As children, it’s clear that Kathy and Tommy have a special connection, and Ruth comes between them just to prove she can. Clones can be mean girls, too, it seems. Later in life, Ruth attempts to atone for having prevented the two people closest to her from experiencing love while the window of opportunity was briefly open. Time, unfortunately, waits for no donor. Romanek has crafted a tremendously affecting picture whose idyllic visuals provide eerie contrast to the merciless reality the

MADE TO ORDER Romanek’s dystopian chiller follows three seemingly ordinary friends who come to realize they’ve been cloned to provide spare parts for people they’ve never met.

principal characters face. The way they face it is perhaps the film’s chief theme — though any number of allegorical interpretations are possible. Children believe what they are told, and, under the supervision of the never-better Charlotte Rampling as Hailsham’s headmistress, they learn their place. By the time they reach their twenties, her charges are so thoroughly programmed that many, like Kathy, have convinced themselves their fates are not so different from anyone else’s. Who, after all, is guaranteed long life? Death can knock on any door at any time.

I was reminded of another great bit of cinema. Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner likewise addressed the concept of a consumer-product caste of beings who look to their human creators for solutions to life’s existential mysteries. On the upside, knowing you’re manmade at least gives you answers to the big questions. The downside is that they’re nearly always as mundane as indifference, self-interest and greed. RICK KISONAK





Vermont International Film Festival Preview


ou know how sometimes you take a chance on an obscure movie and like it so much you want to tell everyone you know? That’s how I feel about two films playing next week at the Vermont International Film Festival. Both these foreign flicks are girls’ comingof-age stories that put disturbing twists on the theme — which means they won’t appeal to everyone. But if your interest is piqued, check them out now, since they may not hit big screens in our area again. My Queen Karo is a Belgian film from writer-director Dorothée Van Den Berghe. Like the Swedish movie Together, it takes a jaundiced look back at the heyday of the European counterculture, showing us the “liberated” behavior of the ’60s generation through the eyes of their kids. Karo is set in Amsterdam in 1974, when hordes of young, idealistic squatters invaded old buildings and refused to leave. Among them are the parents of 10-year-old Karo (Anna Franziska Jaeger). Her father (Matthias Schoenaerts) is a charismatic artist with revolutionary pretensions; her beautiful young mother (Déborah François) is a runaway boarding-school girl. They believe in total freedom, even if it means a fractured family. Van Den Berghe’s camera brings us into Karo’s daily life without judgment. We observe how hectic and perilous and, yes, fun a child’s existence could be in the days before helicopter parenting. But we also see

Karo grasping desperately for structure. She gravitates toward rituals, the very things her parents have rejected. Jaeger is so natural and noncute that you may feel like reaching through the screen and hugging — or sometimes shaking — her. The film looks pretty (these hippies could be H&M models), and it has a strain of lyricism, but the emotions are painfully real. Another pretty film that’s likely to spark post-viewing discussions is Air Doll, the latest from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, who made the critical favorite Nobody Knows. Based on a manga, the plot is a modern twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” with a bit of everything from Blade Runner to Toy Story thrown in. Nozomi (Korean star Doona Bae) is a blow-up sex doll who “grows a heart” and comes to life one day while her middle-aged owner is at work. Childlike and enthralled by the world, she slips out of his gloomy apartment and gets a job at a video store. But the more she sees of the city and its people — people so disconnected they turn to inanimate objects for sex and companionship — the more she realizes she’s not the only one who’s hollow inside. It’s hard for filmmakers not to get heavyhanded with the blow-up-doll motif. But Air Doll has a surreal, fairy-tale quality that keeps it light — until, again like a fairy tale, it turns gruesome. While not a horror movie, it belongs beside the notorious Audition, an-


GIRL, DISRUPTED Jaeger plays a 10-year-old trying to make sense of the 1970s counterculture in Van Den Berghe’s My Queen Karo.

other Japanese film about a woman who only seems to embody a man’s submissive fantasy. Bae’s performance gives the living doll a strangeness that approaches the uncanny; she initially takes stutter steps, like a Barbie trying to ambulate, and her voice lurches from a cutesy chirp to something hoarse and a little scary. Yes, the theme of the doll or toy that yearns for humanity has been done to death, as has the urban alienation thing. The film is undeniably slow, too. But, by the end, I found myself caring a great deal about this particular inflatable. I was less taken with the third film I previewed, an American indie called The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher. But

I will say this: If you enjoy karaoke, roleplaying games and general quirkiness, you have no excuse not to catch this Oklahoma production. See you all at VTIFF... MARGOT HARRISON All films screened at Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington. My Queen Karo: October 27, 3:45 p.m., and October 29, 6:45 p.m. Air Doll: October 29, 9:25 p.m., and October 31, 3:30 p.m. The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: October 29, 9 p.m., and October 31, 1:30 p.m.; meet the director and star at both screenings.


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AlpHA AND omEGAHH An omega male wolf finds himself stranded far from home with an alpha female in this computer-animated 3-D adventure. With the voices of Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci and Justin Long. (88 min, PG. Bijou, Majestic [3-D])

EASY AHH1/2 A teen (Emma Stone) finds her life starting to resemble The Scarlet Letter in this satire of high school hypocrisies from Will Gluck. With Stanley Tucci and Amanda Bynes. (93 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Welden)

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lEt mE iNHHHH Hollywood wasted no time in remaking Let the Right One In, the Swedish film about a touching relationship between two lonely preteens, one of whom happens to be .... well, thirsty. Matt (Cloverfield) Reeves directs. With Chloë Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Richard Jenkins. (115 min, R. Essex, Palace; ends 10/21)

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liFE AS WE KNoW itHH Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel play a mismatched pair who find themselves raising someone else’s baby together in this comedy-drama from Greg (“Everwood”) Berlanti. With Christina Hendricks. (102 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe) liFE DURiNG WARtimEHHH1/2 Director Todd Solondz has done something weird (again). Twelve years after his film Happiness, which showed us the lives of some unhappy people in New Jersey, he’s made a sequel with a whole new cast, including Ally Sheedy, Allison Janney and Shirley Henderson. (97 min, NR. Roxy; ends 10/21) mAo’S lASt DANcERHHH Bruce (Driving Miss Daisy) Beresford directed this biopic about Li Cunxin (Chi Cao), the Chinese ballet dancer who caused an international incident in the 1970s. (117 min, PG. Savoy)

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micmAcSHHH A band of misfits who live in a junkyard take on a weapons manufacturer in the latest celebration of quirk, gadgets and pathos from French director Jean-Pierre (Amélie, Delicatessen) Jeunet. With Dany Boon and Dominique Pinon. (105 min, R. Savoy) mY SoUl to tAKEH1/2 Horror impresario Wes Craven returns with this tale of a small-town serial killer who appears to have risen from the grave to murder teens born the night he died. With Max Thieriot and John Magaro. (88 min, R. Majestic [3-D], Paramount) NEVER lEt mE GoHHHH A serene English boarding school hides a dark secret in this coming-ofage drama based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield play students. Mark (One Hour Photo) Romanek directs. (103 min, R. Palace) QUEEN oF tHE SUN: Documentarian Taggart Siegel, who made The Real Dirt on Farmer John, ponders the fate of honeybees in our current ecosystems, using footage from around the world and interviews with experts such as Michael Pollan. (82 min, NR. Roxy; ends 10/21)




lEGEND oF tHE GUARDiANS: tHE oWlS oF GA’HoolEHH1/2 The award for Most Unwieldy Title of the Year could go to this 3-D animated fantasy about a young owl on a quest to find his evilfighting heroes. With the voices of Jim Sturgess, Emilie de Ravin, Helen Mirren and Hugo Weaving. Zack (300) Snyder directs. (97 min, PG. Big Picture, Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Paramount, Welden)

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lEBANoNHHHH1/2 This award-winning film from first-time director Samuel Maoz takes place entirely inside a tank full of inexperienced Israeli soldiers on the first day of the 1982 Lebanon War. With Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran and Oshri Cohen. (92 min, R. Roxy; ends 10/21)

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i Am loVEHHHH1/2 Tilda Swinton plays a married Italian aristocrat who develops a dangerous taste for a much younger chef in this drama from writerdirector Luca Guadagnino. With Flavio Parenti and Edoardo Gabbriellini. (120 min, R. Welden; ends 10/25)

JAcKASS 3DHHH At last, the film digital 3-D technology was made for. Johnny Knoxville and his friends hurl Port-o-lets and other stuff at the audience as they engage in yet another round of ill-advised pranks and stunts. With Bam Margera and Steve-O. Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the previous Jackasses, directs. (94 min, R. Bijou [2-D], Capitol [3-D], Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Marquis [3-D], Palace [2-D], Welden [2-D])



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cAiRo timEHHHH Yet another film about a middle-aged woman tempted by love in an exotic place. But this one has the great actress Patricia Clarkson and a detailed view of the Egyptian city from writer-director Ruba Nadda. With Alexander Siddig. (89 min, PG. Savoy; ends 10/21)

it’S KiND oF A FUNNY StoRYHHH A stressed-out teenager (Keir Gilchrist) commits himself to a mental institution and bonds with an older resident (Zach Galifianakis) in this comedy-drama from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson). With Emma Roberts. (101 min, PG-13. Capitol, Palace)


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tHE toWNHHH1/2 Ben Affleck the director is back with this crime thriller about a Boston bank robber who finds himself falling for a witness. This time he also stars, along with Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper and Jon Hamm. (125 min, R. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Roxy, Stowe, Welden) WAll StREEt: moNEY NEVER SlEEpSHH1/2 Oliver Stone gives his 1987 potboiler about corruption in finance an update. With Michael Douglas, Shia Labeouf, Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin. (136 min, R. Big Picture, Majestic, Palace, Stowe)


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aries (March 21-april 19): “There’s one ultimate goal during sex,” says Cosmopolitan magazine, a renowned source of erotic guidance for women. That is “to be as sensually stimulated as possible.” i don’t quite agree with that assessment. Having emotionally pleasing fun should also be an important consideration, as well as creating a playful ambiance and invoking spiritual grace. but sensual stimulation is good, too. so what, in the view of Cosmopolitan, is the key to cultivating maximum bliss? “Having lots of steamy info at your disposal.” That’s definitely sound advice for you right now, aries. you’re in a favorable phase for finding out more about everything that will enhance your access to delight, including the sexual kind. taUrUs (april 20-May 20): When the tide is

coming in, the creek i live next to flows vigorously toward the south. When the tide’s going out, the water reverses its course and heads swiftly north. every day, there’s an in-between time when the creek seems confused. some currents creep south and others slink north, while here and there eddies whirl in circles. according to my understanding of the astrological omens, taurus, you are temporarily in a phase that resembles my creek’s time of contrary flows. it’s a perfectly natural place to be.


(June 21-July 22): Think back to the last half of 1998. What was going on in your life back then? according to my astrological

leo (July 23-aug. 22): “i wish i treated my feet

with the same tender loving care as i do my face,” wrote Catherine saint louis in the New York Times. “but i don’t.” she quotes a study that says more than half of all women are embarrassed about their feet, and notes that Facebook has many “i Hate Feet” groups. you leos can’t afford to be under this spell right now. even more than usual, it’s crucial for you to be well grounded. so i suggest you maneuver yourself into a state of mind where earthiness is beautiful and appealing to you. Find ways to celebrate your body and improve your relationship with it. How to start? love your feet better.


(aug. 23-sept. 22): at this phase of my life, i’m not canvassing door-to-door asking people to donate money to save old-growth forests. i’m not a member of groups fighting for an end to the war in afghanistan or agitating on behalf of animal rights. My struggle for social and environmental justice is waged primarily through the power of my writing. i subscribe to the attitude of author ingrid bengis, who said, “Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.” in the coming weeks, i suggest you increase your awareness of how you could transform your world with the power of your language. is it possible to increase your clout through the way you communicate?

scorPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): “if you’re strong enough there are no precedents,” said novelist F. scott Fitzgerald. i think that describes you in the immediate future, scorpio. i bet you won’t have to answer to ghosts or pay homage to the way things have always been done. you’ll be free to ignore icons that the conventional wisdom idolizes, and there’ll be no need for you to give undeserved respect to experts who have stopped being relevant. by my astrological reckoning, you


(sept. 23-oct. 22)

In the weeks ahead, Libra, you’re going to be tested on your follow-through. People will want you to work harder on what has previously come fairly easily. You will be pressured to make good on your promises; you’ll be asked to refine the details that are central to the success of the good new ideas that are floating around. As much as you might be tempted to slip away and fly off in pursuit of things that are more fun, I encourage you to stick with the program. You can’t imagine how important it is for you to learn how to be a more committed builder.

will be so smart and plucky and energetic that you can work wonders simply by emptying your mind, starting from scratch and making things up as you go along.

sagittariUs (nov. 22-Dec. 21): scientists

have discovered an exotic animal that feeds on the bones of dead whales lying on the ocean floor. Known informally as the bone-eating snot-flower

caPricorN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What is the wild and instinctual nature? Radiance magazine posed that question to storyteller Clarissa Pinkola estes. Here’s her reply: “to establish territory, to find one’s pack, to be in one’s body with certainty and pride regardless of the body’s gifts and limitations, to speak and act in one’s behalf, to be aware, alert, to draw on the innate feminine powers of intuition and sensing, to come into one’s cycles, to find what one belongs to.” i would love to see you specialize in these wild and instinctual arts in the coming weeks, Capricorn. according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you are ready to tap into the deeper reserves of your animal intelligence. your body is primed to make you very smart about what you need and how to get what you need. aQUariUs (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When i think of the extraordinary feats of strength you will be capable of in the coming weeks, my mind turns to a Chinese martial artist named Dong Changsheng. last May, he attached one end of a rope to his eyelids and the other end to a small airplane, then pulled the thousand-pound load 15 feet in a minute. i don’t think your demonstration of power will be as literal as his, and i suspect it will be more useful and meaningful. but in certain respects it could be just as amazing. Pisces

(Feb. 19-March 20): scottish scientists decided to see if they could find evidence for the existence of the loch ness monster. They took a research submarine down into the murky depths, scanning with sonar. The prehistoric creature was nowhere in sight, but a surprising discovery emerged: Thousands of golf balls litter the bottom of the loch, presumably because the place has been used as an unofficial driving range for years. i predict that you will soon experience a reverse version of this sequence, Pisces: you will go in search of your personal equivalent of lost golf balls — some trivial treasure — but on the way you will have a brush with a living myth.

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gemiNi (May 21-June 20): in fifth grade i was in love with Calley, who was the by far prettiest girl in the school. sadly, she didn’t return my affection, so i had to be content with adoring her from afar. eventually i moved away and lost touch. since then i’ve wondered if she suffered the fate that befalls too many gorgeous women: relying so entirely on her looks to make her way in the world that she never developed many skills. but recently i tracked Calley down via google and discovered that she had beaten the curse: she has carved out a career as an activist bringing first-rate education to poor children. My question to you is this, gemini: are there any qualities you regarded as assets earlier in your life but that eventually turned into liabilities? any strengths that became weaknesses? and what are you doing to adjust? it’s a good time to address these themes.

worm, it looks like a frilly pink plume growing up out of sheer bone. believe it or not, sagittarius, you could take a cue from this creature in the coming weeks. it will be a favorable time for you to draw sustenance from the skeletal remains of big things that were once vital.

projections, you were probably carrying out experiments in a wild frontier ... or getting your mind rearranged by rousing teachings and provocative revelations ... or breaking through artificial limits that had been quashing your freedom ... or all of the above. now you’ve come around again to a similar phase of your grand cycle. are you ready for action? if you’d like to gather up all the grace flowing in your vicinity, start having fun with escapes, experiments and expansions.

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When a fire started that threatened his house in Obion County, Tenn., Gene Cranick called the nearest firefighters, located in the city of South Fulton. The city charges county residents $75 to provide services to them. The emergency operator informed Cranick that he hadn’t paid the fee and so wasn’t entitled to fire protection. Cranick promised he would pay the firefighters as soon as the fire trucks arrived, whatever it cost, to stop the fire before it spread to his house. No dice. The fire burned for hours as Cranick fought to control it with garden hoses. Only when the fire spread to a neighbor’s field did firefighters arrive. The neighbor had paid the fee. Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception to save his house, but the chief refused. Even an appeal to the mayor of South Fulton fell on deaf ears. Cranick’s house ultimately burned to the ground. “”I thought they’d come out and put it out, even if you hadn’t paid your $75,” Cranick said, “but I was wrong.” (Paducah, Ky.’s WPSD-TV)

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More and more local governments are dealing with declining revenues by turning to “accident response fees,” also called “crash taxes,” which charge accident victims for municipal services that taxes already cover. Victims who receive aid from police, fire, ambulance or hazmat services responding to emergency calls receive a bill shortly after. Usually, bills go to nonresidents, but increasingly even tax-paying residents are being billed. More than 40 towns and cities just in California are considering adopting crash-tax measures, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, and Mary Bonelli of the Ohio Insurance Institute said 33 other states have begun adopting or studying accidentresponse fees. Charges start as low as a flat $500, but in Florida, if a fire chief shows up at your accident, you’ll pay an extra $200 an hour. If you need a Jaws of Life rescue in Sacramento, Calif., add $1875, and in Chico, Calif., a complex rescue can cost as much as $2000 an hour. A Pennsylvania man recently complained after his bill for a motorcycle accident included additional charges for “mops and brooms” to clean up the scene. (Fox News)



When warning sirens sounded in the region of Thailand where 5398 people died in 2004 after a tsunami battered the Andaman coast, hundreds of people fled to higher ground, believing another wave was on the way. The government eventually explained that the sirens went off accidentally during a drill as part of Thailand’s effort to develop an effective tsunami warning system. The false alarm was the latest in a series of problems, which includes sirens not being loud enough for people to hear and going off by accident. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban apologized for causing panic but resisted calls to fire the officials in charge of disaster warning, instead blaming faulty equipment and calling the incident “not that serious.” (Reuters)

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During one of his frequent visits to his ex-wife’s son in Washington County, Ore., Donald Wayne George, 64, shared some digital family photos with the man to copy to his own computer. He forgot they included images of the son’s 5-year-old daughter in sexual poses and having various sex acts with George. When the pornographic photos appeared on the screen, George shouted, “No, no, no,” according to Deputy District Attorney Paul Maloney, adding that the father erupted in anger, to which George responded flippantly, “Call the police, I’m going to jail.” George received 25 years in prison. (The Oregonian)

panic in and around Hutchinson. The sirens are designed to be activated by emergency workers dialing discrete phone numbers. Officials said that a software glitch opened the phone lines to outside calls, and a resident who mistakenly dialed those numbers activated the sirens. (The Hutchinson News)

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Army prosecutors said Pvt. Jonne T. Wegley, 19, wanted out of basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., so badly that he offered a fellow recruit $5000 and a job to shoot him in the left leg so he could get out of the Army with a medical disability. He figured he’d still be able to use his right leg to drive. Instead of barely wounding Wegley, however, the bullet from the M-16 rifle mutilated his left leg. He needed 25 surgeries, a total reconstruction of his knee and multiple skin grafts, and he suffered nerve damage so severe that he has no control of his left foot. On top of that, a court martial sentenced him to four months’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Wegley’s attorney, Maj. John Calcagni, admitted his client’s scheme was unnecessary, explaining all he had to do to get kicked out of the Army was to tell his sergeant that he refused to train. (Columbus, Ga.’s Ledger-Enquirer)


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Looking for Country Guys I grew up on a farm here in Vermont. I’ve got chickens, rabbits & 2 dogs. I’m into hiking, fishing, camping, biking, taking photos, surfing the computer, movies & music. Looking for a younger guy (20s to early 30s) who is versatile. I’m more a homebody but like to go out & have fun once in a while. jakob31, 40, l, #119165


Missing Vermont I travel to Burlington a lot from Boston. I plan to move back as soon as possible & would like to know more people when I finally make it. I grew up in Vermont, & after traveling & living around the country, I am ready to return. VTGirlAnew, 39, #119219

Honest, intelligent, fun NEK girl Love the outdoors in all seasons, gardening, knitting & a good book. I require honesty & people who tell it exactly like it is. Must love kids & dogs. gardeninggirl, 32, l, #119189

sweetheart I am an honest girl w/ a big heart. I help anybody I can. I am passionate, love to try different things like shopping & having nights of relaxing, going to parties & just having a good time. Don’t like drama. petitegirl, 41, l, #119076

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she comes in colors everywhere Just how delightful am I? That is for you to decide. But I can say this: I’m a rainbow. fortunateone, 48, l, #111829

night on the sofa cuddling, walks at night under the stars, car rides & animals. justme43, 43, #119104

Looking for my muse Outdoor-loving, attractive, selfemployed designer seeks a woman who also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, cross-country skiing, cycling & running. Please be in good shape (slender), have an intellect & a sense of humor, communicate well, be warm & caring & unafraid of commitment. LTR desired. Extra points if you like cats & the Patriots! SoaringArtist, 52, l, #119221

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FLVTGUY who moved to Vermont a month ago, but willing to meet others, ages 18-32. Sorry, not looking any older than 32; just the way I was brought up. I love to go swimming, for long late-night walks, dancing, fishing & much more. shybutsexy, 22, #118943

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need some fun I’m a young mom who’s bursting for something fun. Seeking both. Because of family, need to be discreet. Love to dance & have fun. If you’re sweet, nice & kind & want to show a girl a good time, let me know. funbarregrl88, 21, #119229 Tired of dreaming Want to try the les route, discreetly. Dreamed of it for ages & now it’s time to try. So many fantasies of what I can do to you & you to me. timetotry, 50, #119188

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anyone out there? 19 y.o. student looking for someone to chat w/ over some coffee sometime. Nothing too serious, just some fun. Ability to hold conversation a must! Kwirked, 19, l, #118905 need a shake up In a dull relationship now. Feel like I am missing out on my sexual prime. Need someone to take me to the edge & over. morespice, 50, l, #118864 My drugs are sex/coffee Enjoying my life one day at a time. Adding some more fun would be even more fulfilling. I would be more than happy to send you photos, but I don’t have the equipment for it. I could send pictures through cell/text. I don’t think I would disappoint you. kk, 38, l, #118822

playful attractive sweetheart I am a fun, playful & high-spirited woman, and at the same time intimate & quiet. I am looking to connect w/ a man who can share & enjoy life w/ me! codybabe, 28, #119015

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hunt-n-sex Well, first off I’m as the “not for this area,” but that’s OK ‘cause I like driving. I like to please. I love to hear the moans, feel the quick of the heart, not real so much that I’m sub but would try it! I’m great w/ my hands! A friend w/bennies, you know, if it goes more that’s even better! MRB035, 34, l, #119194 Secret Lover Fantasies are what make life interesting. I have a very creative mind that is looking to explore. I have the desire to please & know how to make a woman cum w/ pure pleasure. I’m 29 & in my sexual prime. I’m in great shape & have a sexy, athletic build. Many woman say I have a great ass. Want2pleaseu, 29, #119242 Worry-free fun! Honestly, just out here to meet new, exciting women. I don’t judge or discriminate, anyone welcome. I’m all about a good connection & being safe. I take pride in my body & personality, confident not cocky. Don’t be shy; let’s talk! Youandme, 23, l, #119223 Older woman friend w/ benefits Looking for a woman around my age for discreet encounters, a sex friend to hook up w/ on a regular basis. Very open minded, want to please as much as be pleased. If you’re interested,

outdoors, music, dinners, travel, great sex I’m a single guy looking to meet an interesting, open-minded & fun-loving woman. I’m a professional who loves to travel, play in the outdoors & live life to its fullest. I’d love to meet up for coffee or dinner to see if there’s a spark. musicguy, 43, #119211 Daddy spanks & more Want to be cared for, held & dressed to the nines? Spanking & exquisite care & pampering for an adventurous chatty girl. Orpheus, 49, #119206 Mature man seeks younger I’m a 49 y.o. horny guy who prefers my women younger (18+). I feel like the old buck trying to bag the young, enticing doe. There’s something really mouthwatering about age-gap relationships; they are HOT! So if

hungry man seeking discreet lover Love to find a new friend who loves to love. Need discreet love due to disabled wife. So much to give, so little opportunity. woodslover, 57, #119120

Other seeking?

Couple wants to play! I want to share my husband w/ another woman! licksalot04, 37, l, #119234 Want Sexmates to Play NSA We have a sexual need & want you to fill it. We are each 32 y.o., educated, respectful & are an extremely sexual couple looking for a woman or couple to join us. He is 6’3, athletic. She is 5’8, hot, curvy, bi. You must have willingness to please & be pleased, be disease free & equally respectful. We can host or travel. 8hrlongcouple, 32, u, l, #119235

Kink of the week: Men seeking?

urban poacher hunting underground prey If I catch you, I’m going to unleash hell to extract those fetishes neither of us knew we had. I have a serious mojo & it’s tracking your scent... drewbox, 23, l, #119239 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFILE: My biggest turn on is... Asians, sex with a girl still clothed and quickies (not in a bed). you’re into older men, then I want to hear from you. lookn4u, 49, #119204 My Balls are yours Seeing lady or even better a group of ladies to cross dress in front of. I like my balls on a leash & enjoy pleasing ladies. I would like to try light CBT & love being watched. Watchme, 45, #119202 Girlfriend Experience Renaissance man requires muse, 19 to 91. Must be wild, strong, special. I’m in my fifties, at the peak of my powers, full of life, athletic, musical, capable, strong and present. Seeking a self-assured, youthful, fun, and uncomplicated woman to share intimacy, conversation, food and drink, maybe more. bonfire, 51, l, #119182 a little fun Just moved to the area. Looking to meet some new people & have a little fun. soccerguy, 28, l, #119185 Try New Things I’m a college student, I’m adventurous, clean, funny, playful & like to please. I’m just looking to try new things & have a good time; nothing too serious. letsmakeadeal, 21, l, #114543 spontaneous generous sexual I’m looking for some NSA fun. Message me if you are, too. I’d like to get down & dirty w/ the right girl. DownToPOund, 20, l, #119167 College Man College man just looking around; age not a factor, body not a factor. BigMac, 21, l, #119147

Wanted: Confidence & Initiative We are a fit, attractive, collegeeducated, loving married couple looking for similarly matched couples & highly select singles. We are looking for what is only possible w/ 3 or more; we do not want the same w/ somebody different. Cleanliness, by all definitions, is of the utmost importance! Deviants, 33, #113556 BBW wanted, 3-way relationship We are a couple looking for a BBW for a LTR. We have always loved the feel & taste of a woman w/ a little bit more to love. We have experienced the FMF & would like to make it permanent. No 1-night stands. We are looking to share our lives, hearts & home w/ another F. lookingfor3forever, 32, l, #119184 Sexual Adventure We’re a married couple looking for sexual fun. We’re looking for a woman (20-28) to join us in the bedroom. M is 26, 6’1, stocky w/ much to offer. F is 25, curvy, but she will blow your mind. We’re looking for fun, safe, clean, D/D free as we are. Come join us. Let’s spark the fire of passion. 2for1special, 26, #115341 Secure couple looking to play We are the couple next door w/ jobs, kids, parents & pets to care for, and no one would ever guess we have an amazing sex life that is ready to take the next step. Would like a couple we can date & see if it clicks. If nothing else, we’ve made some good friends. CareerCouple, 38, l, #118879

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Black jacket, red piping, Shaw’s Shaw’s, Friday a.m. You: brunette in black jacket w/ red piping, leopard clogs (!?!) & blue jeans were absolutely stunning! You avoided eye contact, but I couldn’t help throwing furtive glances your way. I was the guy in black Levis, black fleece vest and ‘Sox cap. Want to meet & feel the heat? Hope I’m not too forward. When: Friday, October 15, 2010. Where: Shaw’s, Colchester. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908134 To the Murder Mart Crew From the moment I saw you in those flattering blue polos (or maybe mock turtlenecks) I knew this was the workplace for me. It takes a special group of people to make working in a gas station so much fun! Maybe we can grab a cooler coffee sometime. When: Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Where: Main Street Champlain Farms. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908133 Coffee Girl Grace Dealing caffeine among “words so leisured.” Your smile always brightens my day. Thanks! When: Saturday, October 2, 2010. Where: Barnes & Noble. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908132 Say cheese Clouse, I see you every day at work & you always run away when I scream. When will you just be a real mouse & stop & talk to me? When: Thursday, October 14, 2010. Where: the Breakfast Room. You: Man. Me: Man. #908131

had been spied. Good karma awaits you. When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Where: Seven Days I Spy. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908127 OGE Checkout 10-12-10 You sold some very inexpensive gloves to a guy w/ a memorable name who would have liked to stay & chat, but is bad at these things. Were I wealthy, I’d just buy something tomorrow & try again, but that could

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Long week without your presence All week rain fell from the skies, turning the hills rustier, while the sun hid behind the heavy cumulus quilt extending for miles in every direction. I remained hopeful to see you, if only for a moment. Hoped to hear you say hello & good bye, to make me smile, but the week found its end & you never came When: Saturday, October 9, 2010. Where: nowhere. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908122 Shaw’s- Colchester-10/10/10 I was standing in the self-checkout in sweatpants, a blue shirt & black puffer vest, short dark hair. You were in a white T-shirt, black beanie & a tattoo on your upper right arm in another checkout line. I know you caught me looking over toward you a few times. Thought you were cute. Coffee/drink sometime? When: Sunday, October 10, 2010. Where: Shaw’s, Colchester. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908121 Dub is a Weapon Dancer Saw you shaking your beautiful hips at the Dub Is a Weapon show on Friday. I couldn’t stop staring. I offered to buy you a drink & told you that your necklace looked like porcupine quills. I loved your style & would like to see more of it. Up for coffee or tea sometime? When: Friday, October 8, 2010. Where: Nectar’s. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908120 Missing M. & M. Best bartenders ever! Now the Ground is gone, I hope both of you (brunette & blonde) goddesses are tending elsewhere. Would love to be a loyal customer again! M.: Can’t believe you closed just to avoid dinner w/ me! Other M.: Was it ‘cause of the carpet? Really bored now; need to write a nice letter to your new boss! When: Friday, October 1, 2010. Where: the GR. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #908119

JK at Bern Hi, best friend/lover/snuggler extraordinaire. You light me up! Thank you for making me your princess, knowing my favorite flowers, chocolate fixes, ticklish kisses & telling me what colors to wear together. I’m glad my Carhartt & summer-dress sides don’t scare you away :) When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Where: Bern Gallery. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908112

Your guide to love and lust...

mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

My girlfriend and I have been together for two years. She is much younger than me and has never been with anyone else. Lately, she has had doubts about our relationship, not because she doesn’t care about me, but because she has never experienced anyone else sexually. She is fairly sure about her sexuality (we are women), but she has never explored. She really cares about me and doesn’t want to break up, but this “problem” is nagging at her. I love this woman with all my heart and want to spend the rest of my life with her, but I don’t want this issue to hang over our heads. I was thinking that I should give her a couple of free passes to be with a man and a woman of her choosing. There would be rules, of course. This would not be at all easy for me, and I realize that the grass might be greener on the other side of the fence, but if I don’t allow this, she will always wonder. Thoughts?


Do I Love Her Enough?

Dear D.I. L.H.E.,


Hopping the fence,


Ever noticed how the number of people we’ve slept with can become so important when we’re considering never having sex with anyone new again? In your girlfriend’s case, you’re right — her inexperience will likely always keep her looking to the other side of the fence for that greener pasture. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if your girlfriend is already looking to play in the neighbor’s yard, it’s doubtful she’ll remain faithful to you in the long term. You have two choices: You can set some ground rules, give her two free passes and hope for the best. Or you can make a clean break and let her sow some oats. If I were you, I would opt for the latter. As I see it, it’s heartbreak now or heartbreak later — your choice.


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You are gluten-free scone get expensive pretty fast. I’d love to Hey, R, it’s me, C. Wanna hang go on a hike. If you’re game, drop me out? When: Wednesday, October hey, baby dragon 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 1 6/14/10 a line. When: Tuesday, October 12, 2:39:13 PM 6, 2010. Where: Chili’s. You: I couldn’t have imagined for anything 2010. Where: Outdoor Gear Exchange. Woman. Me: Man. #908117 more wonderful ... to many more You: Woman. Me: Man. #908126 beautiful star-filled nights, coffeeNote-Jotting Brunette Visits making mornings & sausage to J.B. in Georgia Planet airplane Sundays. Who loves you, J: So sorry I rushed us out of the You sat by the taps, Planet, Friday, baby? When: Wednesday, October house the next morning; not a around 9. You wore an emerald 20, 2010. Where: around. You: reflection on you. I just had to get dress & bits of big city & jotted into Man. Me: Woman. u #908130 going & was running late. Why didn’t a notebook. I stole glances; you we exchange numbers? So much returned a few (bar corner, glasses, Art for Asiana House Hostess fun, I would do it again. In Burlington brown hair, lean). Let’s meet for a glass You wore a greyish cardigan, black next time? I think you can figure of something. You can tell me what skirt, brown boots. I wore a black hat. out how to get a hold of me, if you you jotted down as you waited for I placed a small painting in the check are interested... When: Thursday, me, or not. When: Friday, September book. Did you receive it? It’s your gift. October 7, 2010. Where: Montpelier. 24, 2010. Where: Daily Planet. You: You embody how moving otherworldly You: Man. Me: Woman. #908125 Woman. Me: Man. u #908116 beauty can be. Not single? Either way, let me know. Can I draw you, take Aram Ethics in our Biological you out, or make you dinner? Let this Slowly, gently, I peel back the covers Chemistry? girl know! When: Tuesday, October tryin’ not to wake you. Sheddin’ It’s your bright blue eyes, the freckles on 12, 2010. Where: Asiana House. troubles in the form of clothes. The your cheeks, the way your hair falls & the You: Woman. Me: Man. #908129 chill of my flesh is enveloped by you, way we catch eyes from week to week. sinkin’ ever so slightly into the folds It’s been a year now & somehow I still YOUR DOG’S NAME IS NEEKA of comfort. I breathe deeply & rest feel the same. There’s something special Saw you hiking up Spruce. Your dog peacefully, knowing I am home. When: about you, girl, that I’m dying to see. So was cute, but you were drop-dead Monday, October 11, 2010. Where: in sometime, if you get the chance, take a gorgeous. Dark hair, sweet smile, white my dreams. in my heart, in my bed. walk w/ me? When: Thursday, October T-shirt & black shorts, definitely a spark You: Man. Me: Woman. #908124 7, 2010. Where: Saint Michael’s campus. between us. You said you could really You: Woman. Me: Man. #908115 use a shot of espresso that early in the beautiful brunette reggae night morning. Would love to buy you one. You were the young lady drinking I love you honey dick Your car was the only 1 in the lot: silver Newcastles at Nectar’s on 10/10/10. I love you on the deck in the rain, in the Hyundai? When: Saturday, October You had a white top & an elegant tent & maybe on the plane? I love you 2, 2010. Where: Spruce Mountain. scarf ‘round your neck. I offered on the couch on break. Baby, you can You: Woman. Me: Man. #908128 to buy you another; but you were have me until I ache. When: Thursday, on your way out for a smoke. You October 7, 2010. Where: everywhere. gardengirl says thanks caught my eye & I wanted nothing You: Man. Me: Woman. #908114 Thank you to the one who took the more than to dance close to you. You time to let me know that the object moved like no other. When: Sunday, of my I Spy is no longer in B-ton, & October 10, 2010. Where: Nectar’s. for passing along to him that he You: Woman. Me: Man. #908123

VGA Cable Cord You’re adorable & no luck, my TV will not connect to such thing. Guess I’ll have to get a new TV before I can make this whole thing work. Thanks for your help. I’ll be returning the cord in the next few days. Is there a good time to catch you leaving work for a coffee or something? When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Where: Best Buy. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908113


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Winter Preview: Skaters Flock to Jay’s New Rink; VT’s Sports Academics Hit a Peak; UVM Seniors Carve Out a Ski Niche