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Vermonters to Gay Teens: It Gets Better Six gay teens from across the U.S. have killed themselves in the past few months after being bullied because of their sexuality. On Monday, a crowd of more than 200 college students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the University of Vermont for a candlelight vigil in their memory. Seven Days staff writer Lauren Ober attended the vigil, and published a post about it on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog. Speakers at the open mic included Kofi Mensah, the openly gay president of UVM’s Student Government Association. He told the crowd, “Your courage is the way other people know they can make it.” The suicides have prompted national news stories about the effects of anti-gay harrassment, and have inspired a number of gay celebrities — including Ellen DeGeneres and “Savage Love” columnist Dan Savage — to urge gay youth to stick around. Savage created a channel on YouTube called “It Gets Better,” featuring videos of gay adults who attest to the fact that life does get better once you get out of high school. Read more about the vigil, and find links to national coverage of the issue, at sevendaysvt.com.

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10/01 Democratic auditor candidate Doug Hoffer filmed a golf-themed web ad after the Republicans use him as a “wedge.”

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OCTOBER 06-13, 2010 VOL.16 NO.05

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Vermont’s HumanTrafficking Task Force Tackles a Global Problem

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FEATURES

24 Sex and the Queen City Health: is Burlington as hard up as a national survey indicates?

BY KEN PICARD

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BY SARAH TUFF

Stephen Cain Has a Radical Plan for Peace in the Middle East

26 Friending Politics

Politics: Vermont’s Young Professionals get organized

BY ANDY BROMAGE

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Young Guns Take Aim in the Governor’s Race

BY ANDY BROMAGE

ARTS NEWS

12 Fair Game

Open season on Vermont politics BY SHAY TOT TEN

21 Hackie

A cabbie’s rear view BY JERNIGAN PONTIAC

51 Side Dishes

Words: A writing workshop for seniors

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71 Soundbites

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BY MEGAN JAMES

Kathryn Blume Discusses Directing a Play About Women of Steel — and Being One

BY PAMELA POLSTON

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Wagner Fans Await the Met’s New Staging of Das Rheingold, Live in HD

BY AMY LILLY

BY DAN BOLLES

34 The Breakout

Music: Death keep on knocking

Words: Live storytelling performances abound in Vermont

42 Poetry Playlist

Food: A new lunch spot sells local for less?

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The Complete History of America (Abridged)

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Wonder if she offered Tremblay some advice on the phone? Tremblay maintained he released the video so quickly because Shumlin consented to it. “Fair Game” has learned that Tremblay told the senator the video had been requested by WCAX, would be released and was he OK with that? Nice Hobson’s choice. As for Salmon’s video, the state is taking its sweet time processing requests for it. On September 7, Burlington attorney JOHN FRANCO, a longtime Progressive and supporter of Salmon’s opponent, Democrat DOUG HOFFER, ordered a copy of the video from the state police website. On September 14, the order’s status was “fulfilled and shipped,” according to records provided to “Fair Game.” Then, on September 21, Franco received a letter rejecting his order on grounds the video isn’t a public record because it deals with the “detection and investigation of a crime.” Franco appealed the ruling to Tremblay on September 24, noting that a roadside video is a record “reflecting the initial arrest of a person” and therefore

public. On September 29, Tremblay rejected Franco’s appeal. Franco is not sure if he’ll take Tremblay to court. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why one video was released easily to the media when it involved a Democrat and why the other is being withheld when the person involved is a Republican,” said Franco.

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When the story of Shumlin’s speeding ticket first aired, the burning question was whether Shumlin used his Senate ID card instead of his driver’s license as a way to avoid the ticket. Turns out Shumlin didn’t need to flash his ID to get special treatment. WCAX-TV revealed last week that two troopers were involved in a plot to void Shumlin’s ticket. Neither trooper has been identified or disciplined, DPS Commissioner Thomas Tremblay said. He made sure to say the officer who issued the ticket had nothing to do with voiding it. Shumlin insists he didn’t know what the troopers did for him, but admits he received a phone call from a state trooper after he received the ticket and before he paid for it. “I did get a phone call from someone in the state police about something entirely different,” Shumlin said. “He razzed me about the ticket and my driving, and then made what I thought was a joke about fixing it for me. I said, ‘Oh, yeah, that’d really help me in my run for governor.’” According to Shumlin, he paid his ticket on June 22, a Tuesday, and mailed it to the Vermont Judicial Bureau in White River Junction. The bureau processed the check the following Monday, June 28, according to judicial records obtained by “Fair Game” — ironically, the same day WCAX-TV aired its original story about Shumlin’s speeding violation. On July 2, the police officer’s copy of the ticket arrived at the bureau. By July 6, its status had changed to “voided.” On July 14, a worker at the bureau called the police barracks to confirm the cancellation, only to be told it had been done “in error.” On July 19, a state police lieutenant faxed the bureau to clear up the matter: “Ticket number 2531335 written to Peter Shumlin was voided in error and should stand as a valid ticket.”


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No one was curious about the ticket until WCAX picked up on the story again, requesting a copy of the paperwork on September 28. The courts swiftly handed over the requested records. WCAX’s story about the voided ticket ran September 29, roughly one week after the troopers’ union endorsed Shumlin for governor over Republican Brian DuBie. At the same time, the spotlight was on Dubie for campaigning at a state police barracks. WCAX news director Anson Tebbetts is a former Douglas administration official who served as deputy secretary of agriculture for two and a half years. One of WCAX-TV’s longtime reporters, Kate Duffy, is Dubie’s spokeswoman. Coincidence?

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The Burlington City Council recently decided not to ask Queen City voters in the form of a ballot question whether they support the legalization, taxation and regulation of cannabis and marijuana. But pot is a statewide issue. In the race for governor, Shumlin supports decriminalization. Despite his surname, Dubie thinks it should remain illegal to possess a doobie. According to the annual Vermont Crime Report issued by the Department of Public Safety, roughly 70 percent of the 2246 drug-crime incidents in 2009 involved marijuana. Cocaine and crack cocaine cases accounted for slightly more than 9 percent of the drug crimes. Amphetamine and methamphetamine cases constituted fewer than 1 percent of drug cases. In his latest book, Echoes of Vermont: People and Politics in the Green Mountains, longtime public servant and politico tom Davis noted that Republican Gov. Deane Davis, his dad, created a committee to determine whether the state should relax its marijuana-possession laws. The committee, chaired by Burlington lawyer Hilton WicK, met a few times before voting to recommend decriminalizing marijuana in Vermont. The year? 1971. “The idea of decriminalizing marijuana was never introduced as a bill in the legislature and, surprisingly, received very little press coverage at the time,” writes Tom Davis. “Nothing happened to this idea that would have saved millions of dollars and helped avoid the worst aspects of the corrections crisis that is haunting Vermont.”

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Could former Gov. HoWarD Dean find himself a place in the Obama administration now that his arch-nemesis, White House Chief of Staff raHm emanuel, is out of the picture? If Emanuel has any remaining influence, the answer would be no. A new book — Herding Donkeys by Nation writer ari Berman — details their mutual dislike. The rift started when Dean refused to give Emanuel millions of dollars to back certain Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections. Emanuel was then head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. As chair of the Democratic National Committee, Dean was trying to funnel millions of dollars into his 50-state strategy rather than using it to back a select few D.C. insider Dems. When Emanuel took the chief of staff job in 2008, one senior member of the transition team told Berman, “There was never any intention to hire Dean, and in fact there was a great deal of satisfaction at dissing him. The orders were coming down from Rahm that Dean was not to be considered for anything … and he didn’t want anything to do with him.” Ouch.

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Garey told members of the task force, “and our investigation ground to a halt.” Garey’s story highlights a major challenge police and prosecutors face when they try to fight human trafficking: The victims of such crimes usually have little or no incentive to work with investigators because they fear their own arrest and deportation.

an antitrafficking organization based in Washington, D.C. Dold, who participated by phone in last week’s task force meeting, noted that an estimated 12 million to 27 million people are trafficked internationally, usually for forced labor, sexual exploitation or both. The U.S. State Department estimates that each year, 14,500 to 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States alone. Under federal law, human trafficking differs from human smuggling in that it involves the recruiting, BArB Ar A W h itc h ur c h , NE W NEigh B o r S transporting and harboring Vic tim o utr E Ac h P r o j Ec t of people for forced labor “I couldn’t see any good reason for those or commercial exploitation. Trafficking women to cooperate with us,” recalled victims are held against their will, typically Robert Simpson, the former Chittenden through the use of force, fraud or coercion. County state’s attorney who handled the Moreover, the shackles of modern-day case. As Simpson pointed out, state pros- slavery aren’t necessarily physical. They ecutors lack the authority to promise vic- can also be economic, such as debt bondtims immunity from federal prosecution age, or psychological, such as threats of and deportation. violence against victims’ families and The Vermont Human Trafficking Task friends back in their home countries. Force was created in April when Gov. Jim In the 2004 case, the victims all lived Douglas signed Act 85 into law. It was on the premises but were free to leave from charged with studying the problem of time to time. One victim told police that human trafficking in Vermont and making the money she was paid for her sexual serrecommendations to the legislature. vices went toward paying off the sizeable Currently, Vermont is one of only five debt she’d incurred in exchange for being states in the nation without a human-traf- brought into the country illegally. ficking law. As a result, police and prosecuHow big is the problem in Vermont? tors say, their hands are often tied, because Local human-trafficking experts say it’s they lack the resources and statutory tools difficult to determine, in part because most to bring such cases to state court. Given police, health care providers and crimethe global scope of the problem, even the victim advocates aren’t trained to look for it. feds can only do so much. Edith Klimoski is the director of Give Human trafficking, also referred to as Way to Freedom, a new nonprofit orgamodern-day slavery, is a $32 billion-a-year nization that opened earlier this year in industry, the world’s second-largest crimi- Essex Junction. Its mission is to educate nal enterprise behind drug smuggling, ac- the public about human trafficking and cording to Jim Dold of the Polaris Project, provide care and services to victims.

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might reveal their immigration status and whereabouts to federal authorities. Whitchurch is trying to spread the word that Vermont law enforcement isn’t out to prosecute crime victims or witnesses who are in the country illegally. As she explained, many such individuals have become “sitting ducks” for those who would take advantage of them with impunity. Of course, getting that word out presupposes that Vermont police will actually adhere to such principles. Currently, only Burlington, Middlebury and the Vermont State Police have explicit, bias-free policing policies. However, Attorney General Bill Sorrell has announced that in the next few weeks he’ll unveil a statewide bias-free policing protocol and will recommend that all Vermont law enforcement agencies adopt it. The new policy, a byproduct of a 2009 recommendation by the Vermont Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was initially meant to address the problem of racial profiling by police. However, as Sorrell pointed out, with so much attention focused recently on Arizona’s new immigration law, he felt compelled to take a position on the specific question of undocumented individuals living in Vermont. As he put it, “We’re trying to put together a policy that will try to convince victims and witnesses that they need not fear Vermont law enforcement.” It’s worth noting that the new policy won’t be mandated in statute, meaning that some departments and sheriff’s offices could continue their current practice of enforcing federal immigration laws. If that happens, antitrafficking advocates fear, many crime victims will remain hidden in the shadows — and in harm’s way. m

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n this year’s bare-knuckled governor’s race, Democrat Peter Shumlin and Republican Brian Dubie have grabbed the headlines for the barbs they’ve hurled in debates and on the stump. But behind the scenes, three up-andcoming political operatives — one local, two hired from out of state — are supplying the candidates with ammo. These young guns often fire the shots so the candidates don’t have to. Shumlin’s campaign manager is 28-year-old Alexandra MacLean, who was his Senate aide at the Statehouse. Raised in Peacham in the Northeast Kingdom, MacLean helped Shumlin win a razorthin victory in the five-way Democratic primary. Now she’s trying to counter the Dubie campaign’s barrage of negative ads without making her boss look like he’s the one going negative. “Peter hired a native Vermonter and that’s reflective of the way we’re running our campaign,” MacLean says. Dubie found his campaign manager, Corry Bliss of Virginia, through the Republican Governors Association. Bliss managed Republican Congresswoman Thelma Drake’s unsuccessful re-election bid in 2008. He’s kept Shumlin on the defensive with a daily drumbeat of ads and press releases that call the candidate “unethical” and suggest he’d release “hundreds of criminals” from prison to save money. A second young Democratic operative, Rhode Island native Paul Tencher, 30, has emerged as a political fighter, too. He was picked to run the Democratic Party’s

Coordinated Campaign after managing Deb Markowitz to a third-place finish in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Tencher doesn’t work for the Shumlin campaign; he’s tasked with supporting all Democratic candidates. But he’s become a prominent player in the governor’s race. Some pundits are blaming out-of-state political operatives such as Bliss and Tencher for the negative tone of the governor’s race. “They’re hit and run,” says Garrison Nelson, a University of Vermont political science professor. “The day after the election, they’re packed up and out the door. So they don’t care what they leave in their wake.” Nelson himself was unwittingly dragged into the fray this summer during the primary campaign. During an interview with Fox 44 News, Nelson suggested Markowitz’s campaign had “flatlined.” After the story aired at 10 p.m., Tencher emailed station news manager Lesley Engle and told her Nelson had donated to Shumlin’s campaign. Unable to confirm the claim, the morning news director yanked the story from the next day’s broadcast. Afterward, Engle says she checked Tencher’s claim against state records and found it to be false. Tencher now admits he had no proof of a donation by Nelson when he wrote the station, but “overheard” others suggesting he had. Nelson was “infuriated” about the incident. “This was an effort to kill the clip, which to me indicates a kind of incivility of the game,” Nelson says.

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must not sleep Catching up with Blume is rather like a whole lot. That’s the only conversing with a hummingbird — albeit explanation for the schedule one that is a surprisingly good listener. she keeps. The Charlotte-based (Did I mention she’s also a life coach?) actress and environmental activist, 42, At a recent sit-down for tea (her) and is known for her work with the Vermont coffee (me), Blume explains that she’s Stage Company (hubby Mark Nash is the just returned from delivering the keyartistic director); her passionate/funny note at a meeting of the Vermont Climate eco-themed solo shows such as Flight Collaborative. “They brought me in and The Boycott; and other performances for some inspiration,” she figures. And at stateside and European events, in- she’s off: “Vermont is so close to being cluding the UN climate a national model…” But talks in Copenhagen last the focus of our chat is year. She’s also known actually a brand-new for cocreating the inpursuit: directing plays. ternational antiwar proBlume takes to the duction the Lysistrata other side of the script, Project in 2003. Blume so to speak, with Steel writes — essays, plays, Magnolias, opening Kathryn Blume erotica, songs — and is this Thursday at the in demand as a public Black Box Theatre in speaker. She teaches yoga at a local Burlington. A new local theatrical outfit health club and acting and directing at called Girls Nite Out Productions, founded Burlington College. Oh, and she officiates by Janet Stambolian and Jennifer Warwick“spiritual-but-not-religious” weddings Sokolowski, invited Blume to take the as a minister with the Universal Life reins of its debut show. “My lack of exChurch, which inspired her to launch a perience didn’t seem to be a deterrent,” “funny wedding story blog.” she says wryly. athryn Blume

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In fact, the emotionpacked drama seems made for Blume: It’s a comedy. It’s a weeper. It’s Southern. Steel Magnolias, an offBroadway hit in 1987 and an Oscar-nominated film two years later, is set in a beauty parlor in Louisiana and explores the lives and relationships of six women. The cinematic version — the chickiest of Kathryn Blume chick flicks — attracted the sassiest actresses in Hollywood and launched the career of then-21-year-old Julia Roberts. The Burlington production seems to have launched yet another career track for Kathryn Blume. “To my great surprise, I really love it,” Blume says of directing. And for someone accustomed to being in the spotlight, it’s an interesting thing to learn about oneself. “I never thought I wanted to be in charge,” she muses. “Though I realized doing Lysistrata that I enjoyed putting a production together.” Still, Blume insists

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she’s no auteur; she prefers the “nurturing, collaborative model.” Which, again, seems apropos for a cast full of females. “I also love the nonstop problem solving,” Blume notes. Has Nash offered directing advice? “Mark has been busy with his own play” — VSC’s The Glass Menagerie opens this week, too — “but, yes, we’ve had discussions about it,” Blume says. She pauses to reflect, then says, “It’s an interesting juxtaposition of plays about Southern women.”

Wagner Fans Await the Met’s New Staging of Das Rheingold, Live in HD

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castle for the gods reached by a rainbow. A subterranean population of dwarves. Underwater maidens guarding a stash of submerged gold. This is the fantasy world of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), the first opera in his four-part epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The Ring cycle contains some of the most dramatic and thrilling

music ever written. But imagine staging this behemoth. Not a problem, if you’re the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met just opened its season with an entirely new, $16 million production of the Ring. Directed by Robert Lepage — a multitalented Québecois who also staged the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show — it has a set dominated by a 90,000-pound apparatus consisting of

24 moveable planks. Add video projections, suspended body doubles, and the likes of baritone Bryn Terfel and mezzosoprano Stephanie Blythe, and you will have, according to early reactions, some stunning nights at the opera. Vermont audiences can experience the new Ring in real time through the Met’s popular “Live in HD” broadcasts at several area theaters. Of this season’s 12 broadcasts, the first is Das Rheingold, and the last is Ring opera number two, Die Walküre. (The final two operas are scheduled for the 2011-12 season.) While fanatical Wagnerites brace themselves for change, others may need some help just grasping the outlines of the German masterpiece, first performed in 1876. Or so thought Doug Anderson, director of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater — one of four Met live-broadcast venues

in the state. On October 4, Anderson brought Ripton resident Jerry Shedd, a retired music educator, to the Middlebury Community House to summarize and play musical motifs from Das Rheingold. “You don’t need to talk people through Carmen,” Anderson says, referring to the perennially popular opera by Georges Bizet. “But I think we all agree that the Ring cycle is” — and here he begins to chuckle — “this nearly insurmountable mountain, and we could all use some help.” Shedd, 63, is accustomed to giving that help: He taught fifth graders the Ring every year of his 33-year career in New York State’s public schools. More recently he gave a version of his talk, entitled “Das Rheingold Explained!” and including his own demonstrations on trumpet and trombone, to seniors at


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writer and director has totally prepared me for this.” Her training also prepared her, of course, to act. Though trying to rescue the planet really eats into one’s time, Blume is looking forward to reprising her title role in Vermont Stage Company’s Sylvia next spring. If you haven’t seen it, you should know that Sylvia is a dog. Blume, on hands and knees throughout, was hilarious as the disruptive but endearing mutt in VSC’s 2002 production. The show, says the company’s website, “is back by popular demand!” It’s about a guy in midlife crisis and a canine companion who turns his life upside down and teaches him to live more fully. Come to think of it, that could describe the tenacious real-life Blume in activist mode, minus the down-on-allfours part. And maybe with a smaller carbon pawprint. m

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Blume says she’s grateful for the opportunity to direct, and she’s already got a gig lined up as director of Metamorphosis at the Waldorf High School in Shelburne next spring. But — surprise! — this is not the only thing on her plate. She’s also working on a book, very tentatively titled Read This Book, Save the World. “I’m really inspired by the transition-town movement,” Blume says, referring to an international, community-based effort to help towns deal with the exigencies of climate change and peak oil. Her book, she says, will have an entertaining but informative, popculture approach to how humans can adapt to a postcarbon life. “It will be, like, ‘Hey, everybody, here’s what we can do about it!’” Blume explains. “And I really want to do all the associated public speaking [with the book].” After all, she reasons, “Bill McKiBBen cannot be everywhere at once.” In fact, Blume has ramped up her speaking gigs already. “I’ve bumped up against the limits of being a solo performer,” she says. “When people think you’re little and cute and funny…” Her voice trails off, only to return with a tone of steely resolve. “I want a place at the table,” she says of the climate-change community. “All of my training as a

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i, Jernigan. This is Elijah. Could you pick me up at the top of Church Street? I don’t have any money on me. My grandma said she’d pay you tomorrow.” “Elijah, how ya doin’, buddy? Sure, I can come get you, but what do you call the top of Church Street? We talkin’ about Main or Pearl?” (In my experience, this is a 50-50 proposition, so I’ve learned to ask.) Elijah replied, “OK, I see what you mean. I’m on Pearl. Right in front of the U.U. Church.” Elijah is a great kid, the son of the daughter of Angelique, an old and dear friend. She’s actually quite young to be the grandmother of a teenager, but the women in her bloodline seem to start their families at an early age.

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already happened, and not to worry about the fare. “You know I mean it,” she protested. “I can send you a check.” I assured her we were good, and she told me I was sweet, which is always nice to hear. On the way out to Essex, Elijah mentioned that he wasn’t going to his home — which I knew to be just before the fairgrounds — but to a friend’s house in the Brickyard development. “No problem, buddy,” I said, biting my tongue. That’s another 10 minutes on a Saturday night, I thought. I dropped Elijah at his friend’s house, and, on the way back through Five Corners, three men and a woman hailed me from across the road in front of the Lincoln Inn. I stopped the cab. One called out, “To the marina in Burlington?” “Hop in,” I replied. As they climbed into the taxi, a wave of peace and equanimity came over me. Sometimes our best intentions are affirmed. Sure, in the greater scheme of things, this was a trivial matter. And, yes, maybe I posit connections where, rationally speaking, none exist. But my free fare out to the Brickyard for a friend was about to be paid for, and to me it felt meaningful. To make matters even better, this foursome was a friendly and gregarious bunch. All three men were tall and rangy, maybe in their forties, and the woman was petite and attractive with dark, shiny eyes. “Hey, I just got to ask,” I said to my customer in the shotgun seat. “If you got a boat docked in Burlington with all its fabulous clubs and restaurants, why come all the way out here to eat?” “We always come here,” he replied. “This is the best food in town, my friend.” I chuckled and said, “Well, I can’t argue with that. It’s a good joint, all right. You folks down from Montréal?” “Yes, we are,” my seatmate confirmed. “I guess the boat gives us away.”


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and eavesdropping on dockside scuttlebutt was the best way to do that, given the primitive technology of the day. Some notable cases:

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uh. And all this time everybody’s been blaming my mom and dad. Concern about maritime blabbermouths arose in Britain during World War I when enemy U-boats started going after merchant ships. And with good reason — Britain was awash in German spies, or at any rate suspected spies. By the end of the war British counterintelligence was reading the mail and cables of more than 13,500 individuals. While this undoubtedly reflected wartime paranoia to an extent, authorities turned up enough evidence to try 31 alleged spies between 1914 and 1917 and deport 1700 suspicious characters. A primary goal of German espionage early in the war was finding out about ship movements,

• Dutch national Haicke Janssen posed as a traveling cigar salesman, hanging out around the docks in Southampton to spy on ship movements and sending the information to German intelligence encoded in the form of sizable cigar orders destined for naval ports — this despite the fact that naval ports weren’t known as hotbeds of cigar consumption. Another Dutch “cigar salesman,” Willem Roos, sent similar orders from Edinburgh. Neither Janssen nor Roos had any inside information or access to military documents; they relied entirely on what they could see and hear. The two men were executed as spies in 1915. (For Janssen it was a short visit; he’d been in the country only two and a half months.)

• Ernst Waldemar Melin, a Swede, was recruited by the Germans to, as he later put it, “go to the ports round England and Scotland and try to find out what I can.” Provided with a code book and trained in naval identification, he sent letters to his superiors containing secret messages written in lemon juice, an espionage technique so sophisticated it’s been used by schoolchildren for generations. He was caught and executed in 1916. • Peruvian Ludovico Hurwitz-y-Zender was also recruited by the Germans to report on ship movements. Posing as a merchant and sending messages coded as commercial orders, he was found out when he started ordering large quantities of sardines, which were out of season at the time. He, too, was executed in 1916.

family during the brutal Second Boer War of 1899-1902 and developed a lifelong hatred of the British. Among other escapades, he claimed to have disguised himself as a Russian duke in 1916 and boarded HMS Hampshire in Scotland along with Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, who had commanded British forces during the Boer War. Duquesne said he alerted a German U-boat to the Hampshire’s approach, then escaped on a life raft. True or not, the ship was sunk, killing Kitchener and many others. During World War II Duquesne organized 32 German agents in the U.S. into what became known as the Duquesne spy ring, which sent reports on ship movements and other sensitive matters to the Germans. The ring was broken up by the FBI in 1941, and its leader was sentenced to a long prison term. Admittedly, Duquesne helped sink the

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You see our problem here. Lots of Allied ships were sunk, and numerous spies were listening for loose lips. However, most of those captured were bumblers who got caught before they could do much damage — successful agents kept a lower profile. I came across only one instance of a spy who (a) collected info on ship movements and (b) claimed responsibility for sinking a ship. However, (a) didn’t lead to (b). It’s an interesting story just the same. Swashbuckling adventurer Fritz Joubert Duquesne, a native of South Africa, lost much of his

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Hampshire in one war and spied on ship movements in a different one, the loose lips that sent the vessel to the bottom were his own, and he may have invented his role in the ship’s demise altogether. So, really this isn’t the greatest example. However, I’m doing the best I can. Although the “loose lips” slogan was introduced in 1942, there’s no evidence of shipping losses due to talkative civilians during World War II. The Nazi code-breaking agency known as the B-Dienst learned most of what it needed to know about ship convoys by decoding intercepted Allied radio messages. Why the slogan, then? No doubt it partly reflected the military’s habit of fighting the previous war, but it may also have been an attempt to get civilians to keep quiet about the devastation wrought by German subs.

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more and more data from respectable research that remind us that the more healthy sexual activity across a life span, the healthier the individual.” While Vermonters ponder their own hanky-panky happiness, they can take heart from another piece of sex data. From their Cabot compound, Helfand and his wife, Cathie, run intensive retreats for people in troubled sexual relationships. Remember all those Lone Star-state towns in the sex-survey top 10? “We get more referrals from Texas,” says Helfand, “than just about any other state.” Burlington couples, meanwhile, very rarely book the retreat. Guess they’re too busy getting busy. 

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more educated people are, the fewer children they have,” he says. “And then, here there’s the idea of stopping at two for a low carbon footprint and having a life of your own.” Right. But what about the sex toys? A call to Colchester adult store Imago reveals that, though sales have taken a hit from the recession, toys are still hot. “A lot of people would rather come in here than buy off the Internet,” says the salesperson. Exactly, says Helfand. The Men’s Health survey is based on national catalog and online sales. “Vermonters are known for buying local,” he says. “And people in Vermont are frugal; they’re not going to spend a lot of money for something they can buy locally or for something they can make themselves. We grow a lot of zucchinis and cucumbers here.” Um, OK. Zucchinis aside, it’s (not surprisingly) pretty hard to measure a city’s sexual happiness. “Burlington has a profile that would suggest sexual happiness, based on other measured indicators like levels of physical activity and exercise, community engagement and caring for others,” says Gross. “However, we also lean toward other indicators that suggest some likelihood of sexual issues. We rank nationally higher in depression, substance abuse and addiction. We have swingers, partner swappers and people


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hree years ago, Montpelier sounded the demographic alarm. Vermont’s Department of Economic Development released a report showing that the Green Mountain State had the lowest percentage of 25- to 29-year-olds of any state in the country. Concerns about the shrinking tax base spurred the Douglas administration to launch PursueVT, an expensive campaign to lure young people from outside the state to live and work in Vermont. But the state’s marketing efforts did little to address the needs of the twentyand thirtysomethings already here. Now many of those sought-after young professionals are organizing themselves, in hopes of making this small, rural state a place they want to stay. Since last September, at least four separate groups have formed in Vermont, with missions that overlap and names so similar they’re easily confused — Vermont Young Professionals (VYP), Young Professionals of Vermont, Burlington Young Professionals and Burlington Young Professionals Group (BTV YPG). Who qualifies as a “young professional?” None of the groups offers a strict definition of the term, but their members are generally in their twenties and thirties, unmarried, and still more interested in seeing a show at Higher Ground than attending a school board

meeting. They’ve just started their career, launched their first business, or are waiting tables until they land a decent full-time job. The groups offer the usual mixer fare — schmoozing and boozing — and a new one, tweeting. But these nascent, nonpartisan entities are expanding into politics, too, with the goal of educating young voters and influencing policymakers on issues important to them, such as affordable housing, green jobs, rising student debt and high-speed Internet service. “There’s the AARP for retirees, labor unions and many interest groups that represent different demographics,” observes Mark Hall of South Burlington, a 26-year-old strategist at New Breed Marketing and president of VYP. “But there’s really no one that represents the up-and-coming people that are going to be taking over this state.” Until now. In late August, 90 people attended a “Drinks and Politics” forum hosted by the Vermont Young Professionals at Burlington’s New Moon Café. One attendee

complained he doesn’t know where the candidates stand on issues of interest to him. From that conversation came the questions, answers and analysis that appear in this week’s issue of Seven Days. The Burlington Young Professionals Group isn’t sitting around on its hands, either. Republican Brian Dubie and Democrat Peter Shumlin will answer questions submitted by BTV YPG members via Twitter and Facebook in a live debate on October 12. Young people certainly have a lot to be concerned about. Thanks to the Great Recession and skyrocketing tuition costs, today’s college graduates finish school owing as much as $40,000 in student loans and face an uphill climb to pay it back. Only a

quarter of 2010 liberal arts majors had a job in hand at graduation, and starting salaries for those students have dropped almost 9 percent since last year, according to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The jobless rate for college graduates under age 25 was 8 percent in April, according to a recent article in the New York Times. That’s better than the overall unemployment rate of 9.9 percent, but consider that in 2007, before the recession began, just 3.7 percent of college grads were unemployed. The picture was so bleak that in March the Onion ran a spoof story headlined, “New College Graduates to Be Cryogenically Frozen Until Job Market Improves.” Here in Vermont, the numbers are more favorable — the unemployFRIENDING POLITICS

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PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE TAKING OVER THIS STATE.

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VYP CANDIDATE SURVEY RESULTS

Who Do Young Professionals Like for Governor? Find out in this first-ever Vermont Young Professionals gubernatorial survey. The topics came from 98 VYP members, who identified their concerns in an online poll. Their top eight issues were: affordable health care, job creation and entrepreneurship development, alternative energy, environmental conservation, affordable housing, alternative transportation, rising student debt and broadband and telecommunications infrastructure, in that order. The VYP leadership team added two others, reproductive rights and decriminalization of marijuana. Seven Days reporter Andy Bromage and web editor Cathy Resmer worked with the VYP to create questions

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Spending taxpayer dollars on locking up Vermonters who are in possession of small amounts of marijuana does not make good fiscal sense. I support decriminalizing, but not legalizing, marijuana and would support legislation similar to the one passed in Massachusetts.

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Name: Tomás Sanchez Age: 31 Current Town: Burlington Employer: Staff Educator, University of Vermont Bio: Chicano educator, artist and continuing student of life Political Views: Liberal Name: Jason Evans Age: 32 Current Town: Barnet Employer: Self-employed landscaper/ski patrol Bio: I love living and skiing in VT Political Views: Independent. I can see every color in the rainbow, not just red and blue.

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It would free up tax dollars and be a boon for local bakeries. What’s not to love?

Dan Marijuana is a gateway drug. It’s irresponsible to allow people to ruin their lives on the drug road.

Jason

This is one topic that Mr. Shumlin and I agree on, and Mr. Dubie and myself would be at odds.

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Veto.

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I am running for Governor to rein in state spending, cut taxes, grow our economy, grow good-paying jobs, and make a better, freer future for Vermont’s children.

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Yes, we figured that out; now answer the question.

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You didn’t answer the question.

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Name: Chris LeGrand Age: 28 Current Town: Milton Employer: Business Consulting Project Manager, Fletcher/CSI Bio: Eclectic and open-minded; always looking for opportunities to educate myself and try new things (especially strange and spicy foods!) Political Views: Fiscally conservative, socially liberal, independent by choice

Without a Vermont-specific bill to review and assess, and to seek a legal opinion on, I cannot say whether I would sign it or not. But I do not support decriminalization of marijuana possession, regardless of quantity.

In Vermont, I’m sure this would be one way to free up a great deal of money and resources.

Wade Name: Wade Houston Age: 23 Current Town: Essex Junction Employer: Financial Control Representative, People’s United Bank Bio: I am an extroverted, motivated and hard-working individual. I thrive on speaking publicly and reaching the masses with positive influence. I am easygoing and enjoy laughing. I love the U.S.A. Political Views: Tea Party

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Name: Hina Rizvi Age: 32 Current Town: Colchester Employer: Admissions Coordinator, Burlington Health & Rehab Bio: I was born in Pakistan and lived in several countries and picked up different languages on the way. Moved to Vermont 10 years ago and went to St. Michael’s College. I enjoy working for a senior community and with newly arrived refugee youth. Political Views: Centrist

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addressing these issues, and distributed them to Republican Brian Dubie and Democrat Peter Shumlin. The VYP then assembled a diverse panel of seven of its members to evaluate the candidates’ responses. We’ve presented their feedback here Facebook-style. Each panelist was allowed to “like” or “dislike” the candidates’ responses, and add their own comments. We didn’t have space to print the entire survey. Find the complete survey results — and more of the panelists’ witty commentary — on the web at sevendaysvt.com.

MARIJUANA: Where do you stand on the decriminalization of marijuana? Would you sign similar legislation, if introduced in Vermont, as in Massachusetts where an adult possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana is now subject to a fine for a “civil offense?”


VYP Candidate Survey Results Health Care: Name two things you would do in your first 100 days as governor to lower the cost of health care for young Vermonters. If you could not achieve this in 100 days, explain why not.

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Health care costs are rising $1 million a day in Vermont. In fact, in the last eight years during the time that Brian Dubie has been lieutenant governor, Vermonters have been forced to pay more than $2.2 billion more in health care. As a small business owner who is paying $110,000 for my employees annually, I understand that these skyrocketing costs threaten both Vermont families and businesses. While my opponent believes that the status quo is good enough, I believe we need to do better. As governor, I will implement a single payer health care system that will get health care off the backs of our employers. We have seen too many incremental missteps on health care reform that have only made marginal progress and are financially unsustainable.

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I will name a new Health Care Cabinet to advise me on integration, implementation and compliance with the new federal health care law. I will charge it with fully leveraging any and all opportunities and resources made available by this reform. Implementation will take years, but we must put the infrastructure in place. I will concentrate on assuring compliance with those reforms, on maintaining Vermont’s leadership in health care, and on reducing costs. Federal law doesn’t allow states to pursue their own single-payer systems until 2017. A recent St. Albans Messenger editorial criticizes those who say it would balance the budget or create jobs: “To claim vast benefits in advance isn’t being honest with Vermonters” (9/22).

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I don’t think it’s realistic to accomplish this within 100 days.

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Job Creation: Young Professionals want to stay in and move to Vermont, however, there aren’t many opportunities for young professionals to start and build their careers. What specific steps will you take to create opportunities for young professionals to start and develop their careers?

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Too many of our talented young people are leaving Vermont because of a lack of good opportunities paired with the need of paying off their college debts. As a small business owner, I understand what it takes to create good paying jobs in Vermont and will make that my top priority. As governor, I will also address the affordability of higher education by creating incentives for Vermonters to complete their education in Vermont and remain here to launch their careers. Vermont high school students who finish their college degree at a Vermont college or university and secure a job in state will receive an income tax credit to help pay their college debt.

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If you look at his website, Brian hasn’t actually proposed anything more than following the federal health care bill.

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Dubie will not mislead Vermonters about serious issues affecting their health.

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The tax credit will be a great incentive and help offset some college debt but how does that help if I can’t find a job in Vermont? A tax incentive to stay in state does nothing to address the lack of jobs. I would take a sure career path out of state over a tax break.

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This issue is personal to me, as I want my four college-age children to start their own careers and families here in Vermont. As Governor, I will be a relentless advocate for young entrepreneurs and innovators. My 10-Point Plan to Grow Vermont’s Economy details the initiatives we’ll undertake to: • Increase support for the Small Business Development Center • Nurture Growing Clusters • Expand partnerships with business incubators and academia • Adopt an investment tax credit • Enhance the research and development tax credit • Make royalties on patents tax-free • Eliminate land gains tax on properties developed for industrial, jobs creation • I will also encourage business growth by cutting taxes and red tape, which will free up resources for companies to hire new workers, creating more opportunities for young people. You can read my complete jobs plan at briandubie.com.

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Now add Shumlin’s tax break incentive, and we’ll be making some progress.

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Dubie won’t even bother to mention young professionals in his plan! My clusters are not feeling particularly nurtured right now.

Friending Politics « p.26 ment rate is just 6 percent, and the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College report that their grads are faring better than their peers nationally. Vermont also has the oldest work force in the country; the median age is 42.3. One state economist says that’s good news for young workers. “If you’re a young person with an education and a specialty, the future looks bright,” says Vermont Department

of Labor economist Mathew Barewicz. “Because of our aging workforce, one of the biggest concerns facing the labor market is how we’re going to replace those knowledgeable and skilled and experienced workers who are going to be eventually retiring.” Vermont Young Professionals got its start in the fall of 2008. Kesha Ram, then 22, was campaigning for state representative door-to-door in Burlington when she came to Mark Hall’s house. Within minutes, Hall had enlisted Ram to help

form what would become VYP, whose threefold mission is networking, professional development and volunteering. “There’s a lot of lip service being paid to young people without them even realizing how powerful they are if they get together and pay attention,” says Ram, who is currently Vermont’s youngest state legislator. VYP finally launched this past May — with only a Facebook page and $86 in cash. The group threw a party at Das Bierhaus in Burlington and has since

kicked organizing into high gear. Today, vyp counts more than 200 members from all over the state. One of them, VYP director Elisa Garcia-Rey, is a 26-year-old digital strategist for Tag New Media. She moved to Burlington from Boston in January. Fashionable and soft-spoken, GarciaRey was lured to Burlington for many of the same reasons Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked the Queen City #8 on the list of America’s “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade:” It’s creative, full of


StuDENt DEbt: Young professionals are coming out of college with more and more debt as college costs increase. Jobs are hard to find with the limited real-world experience these graduates have. name three initiatives you will propose to create opportunities to pay down student loans more efficiently.

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As governor i will address college funding through the following three initiatives: • one, providing an income tax credit to help Vermont college graduates pay down their college debt if they secure a job in Vermont. • Two, increasing access to the opportunity to start college while still in high school. This ‘dual enrollment’ and early college program will be expanded to ensure that they are available regardless of geography and income. • And lastly, as governor i will address Vermont’s inadequate funding of higher education. Vermont has the highest public college tuitions in the country and ranks last in the nation for publicly funding higher education. This results in higher college tuition and student loans.

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i will continue support for Vermont Promise scholarships. My education initiatives include enhancing funding to our state colleges, creating a cabinet-level secretary of Education who will work with the chancellor of Vermont state colleges, the president of UVM and other private college presidents to shape state policy and funding for higher education; and teaming with technology and other industries to create a new focus on internship programs that form the vital link between education and career. i would also name an advisory commission of young professionals to address student debt.

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thousands of jobs to offer like in other cities.” Erika Keith, 24, also moved from Boston to Burlington. She took a job as volunteer coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. She’s glad she moved, but she took a salary cut to come here. And she still pays the same amount of rent as she did in Boston. “It’s definitely hard to swallow sometimes when I look at rent prices and

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Friending Politics « p.29 what it’s going to cost me to be in a two-bedroom place with another person,” Keith says. “And I say, Wow, I actually could probably find something cheaper if I was still living in Boston and trying to find a place in Cambridge or Somerville.” Bianka LeGrand, a 29-year-old university instructor from Milton, chimes in. “I look at jobs in other states with a heavy heart, what you could be paid, how quickly you could get a job if you moved to Massachusetts or New York,” she says. True, Garcia-Rey says, but Vermont deserves points for “quality of life.” “I lived in Boston my entire life and never felt as supported and encouraged as I do here,” she says. At Vermont Law School in South Royalton, third-year law student Charlie Handy recently formed the Young Professionals of Vermont, a group he envisions having two missions: lobbying the state for businessfriendly policies and educating young voters about their elected officials, particularly legislators, who Handy says “sneak in under the radar.” A Burlington native, Handy went to college in New Hampshire and returned to find that most of his high school friends had moved away. “I was asking them why, and every one of them had the same answer: They can’t find a job,” Handy says. “Or if they do find a job, it’s not paying them enough to live and raise a family in Vermont.” Handy is facing his own employment dilemma. The 25-year-old wants to work as a state prosecutor in Vermont, but says the recession has lowered turnover rate at courthouses around the state. Handy interned for Chittenden County state’s attorney T.J. Donovan last year. When Donovan heard about Handy’s predicament, he urged him to be “an advocate” for young workers. So Handy launched a Facebook page in July with the help of a few friends, and is incorporating Young Professionals of Vermont as a nonprofit so it can raise money and have a presence in Montpelier. Today, the group counts 163 members on Facebook. The Burlington Young Professionals Group is a different animal, spun off from the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce as a way to engage the next generation of Vermont businesspeople. Since launching in February, the group has eschewed the chamber’s more staid “Business

After Hours” mixers in favor of a rockclimbing happy hour at Petra Cliffs and a kickball tournament in August that raised money for a local charity. The Chamber’s Gen Burnell describes the membership as “early 20s to late 30s, entrepreneurs and business owners” who are seeking a “certain level of networking experience and professional development experience.” Translation: The Chamber’s got major institutional support and senior members who can mentor tomorrow’s leaders, if they get involved. On the other end of the spectrum, but practically sharing a name, is the Burlington Young Professionals, a Meetup group with 223 members listed on its webpage. Pike Porter, a Burlington real estate agent, runs the group as a place for young professionals to socialize and meet new people, especially those who’ve just moved to town. Networking is a byproduct of the monthly meet-ups, Porter says, but not really the purpose. “It’s just social,” Porter, 40, says. “Getting out, having fun with other folks. There’s not any greater agenda than that.” That four distinct groups of young professionals have emerged simultaneously in Vermont should bring great comfort to the doomsday demographers of 2007. What could be better? If the foursome found a way to work together. Call it a mixer.m

Affordable Housing: What would you do as governor to make housing more affordable for young professionals in Vermont? Why would you think it is important?

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I have been a long supporter of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and their efforts to provide affordable housing for Vermonters. I have fought repeated efforts by the Douglas-Dubie administration to cut funding for this important program. Affordable housing, including rental housing, is a vital component to attracting a flexible and dynamic workforce and as governor I prioritize this.

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Vermont will continue to lose young professionals until we can offer housing choices that recognize their lifestyle preferences and their economic resources. There are steps we can take to reduce the costs of building and buying, renting or leasing a home, and I have a plan to do it. One way is to encourage housing and economic growth in designated growth centers, downtowns and village centers. I hope you will read my complete plan at briandubie.com.

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Many young professionals will likely not qualify for VHCB’s programs based on income/ family.

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How complicated is the plan?

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I appreciate the realization that rented housing is important to bringing in a younger workforce.

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Vermont Yankee: Do you support the movement to close Vermont Yankee? Yes or No?

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I want to be able to live here and raise a family here; I need to know that Vermont’s environment will be healthy and safe.

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I would rather see Shumlin work with Vermont Yankee to make it a safer plant.

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is Barbara, never considered herself a writer. But she had a story to tell. In 1961, with three sons already and longing for a daughter, she finally gave birth to a baby girl. “I was queen for a day ... for an hour,” she says. That is, until the doctor broke the news. “I’m sorry,” she recalls him saying. “She’s mongoloid.” Campbell was given a choice: take the baby with Down syndrome home or leave her at the old Brandon Training School for mentally disabled children. Campbell couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her anywhere. So, with little support beyond that offered by family and friends — this was 14 years before Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 — she took her baby home and named her Ann. “Easy to say, and easy to spell, if the time ever came,” she writes in her memoir, My Annie, which she completed over 18 months as part of the Hale Street Gang — so named for the address of the Randolph Senior Center. Before they became a gang of 15, the earliest members of the group were participants in a poorly attended memoirwriting class offered at the center more than two years ago. For a while, it was just Sara Tucker and her mother, Idora, sharing

their writing with the instructor, a recent MFA graduate. Tucker, a travel writer and copyeditor, had recently moved back to Randolph — her hometown — from New Jersey to care for her mother, then 86. She was eager to see Idora reengage with the memoir she had started writing years ago but never finished. Tucker, now 56, had been working on her own memoir about the years she spent in northern Tanzania with the French safari guide who would become her husband, Patrick Texier. She’d been close to getting it published in New York, Tucker says; she had an agent who loved the story. But after three years of revisions, Tucker decided to self-publish. She says she’d become so caught up in the job of finding a publisher that she’d lost some of the joy of writing. “I knew [the class] was going to be good for my mother, but I also knew it was going to be good for me,” Tucker says. “It didn’t matter to me that these were writers who had never published anything, and that they hadn’t even written all that much. What was important was that they wanted to write then and there.” The MFA grad left after six weeks. By then, a small group had formed, and Tucker took on a leadership role. She didn’t criticize or edit, just kept the writers on track,

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t a recent workshop, six writers sit at the round table in the craft room, surrounded by a scattering of scissors, spools of thread and fake flowers. Ruth Demarest Godfrey and Bonnie Fallon have just discovered that they both have stories about driving through the back wall of the garage. But when it’s Fallon’s turn to read aloud, she quickly shifts the tone in the room. She’s been writing about her mother, who killed herself at age 64. It’s been 35 years since the suicide, but Fallon had never put her thoughts about it on paper. As she reads the words aloud, describing in chilling, spare detail exactly how her mother did it — rat poison; and when that didn’t work, a plastic bag and duct tape — she starts shaking. Beside her, Bonnie Willis puts her hand on Fallon’s. In many ways, the gang is more a support group for people who like to write than it is a writing workshop. They all say the members have become like a second family. And they all felt the loss when their oldest member, Margaret Egerton, died last April. Egerton, 98 when she joined the group a year ago, was famous in Randolph. A member of the local bridge club and a regular at the water-aerobics class at Vermont Technical College, she was always impeccably dressed. The gang says she bubbled with life and didn’t believe in regret. Younger people swore she must have some kind of “secret.” Tucker asked her once about that secret. Egerton answered without hesitation: “to love.” And that was that. “She saw her life as a spiritual journey,”

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York City and at South by Southwest — with Bobbie Duncan of local reggae band Lambsbread on guitar — has drawn rave reviews. Celebrities have taken notice, too, including the White Stripes’ Jack White and hip-hop mogul Mos Def. Now the Vermont-based Death has a new collection of “lost” material, titled Spiritual, Mental, Physical, slated for an early 2011 release — a follow-up to last year’s groundbreaking …For the Whole World to See. This Thursday at the Higher Ground Ballroom, the reconstituted band plays Vermont for the first — and possibly only — time. The unlikely second chapter of Death is being written. To understand why Death is important, it’s essential to understand the context in which they were born and, ultimately, died. This is a point Death’s surviving members — brothers Bobby Hackney Sr., 53, and Dannis Hackney, 55 — frequently make when discussing the band’s origins.

“You gotta understand Detroit in 1973,” says Bobby Sr. repeatedly during recent conversations with Seven Days about the band’s early years. Motown reigned in the Motor City in the late 1960s and early ’70s, especially in the east-side neighborhood

Things of quality have no fear of time. the Hackneys called home. If you were a young, black musician in Detroit, you were expected to play R&B, soul or funk. The notion of three black kids playing rock and roll in Detroit, of all places, seemed absurd. “We weren’t especially popular in our neighborhood,” jokes Dannis, adding that they “blew up” their mother’s garage on a nightly basis with booming

practice sessions, much to the neighbors’ chagrin. “They never really knew what to do with us.” The music industry also wasn’t sure what to do with a band that took more cues from The Who, MC5 and The Stooges than from Smokey Robinson or Earth, Wind and Fire. Death signed a deal with Detroit’s Groovesville Records and made demos that attracted a smattering of major-label interest. But the suits scoffed at the band’s confrontational moniker and roundly refused to take a chance on them. Changing the name was a concession David Hackney was unwilling to consider. “People were afraid of the concept; they feared the name,” says Dannis. “Of course, we never really had the chance to explain the concept, either.” Death and Groovesville parted ways in 1976. The band printed a run of singles of “Politicians in My Eyes” on its own label, Tryangle. But, since disco had jammed its platform-shoe-clad foot firmly in pop music’s door, finding airplay was next to impossible. “Rock was dead,” laments Dannis. Dejected, the band retreated to Vermont to visit relatives and regroup “for a few weeks.” Thirty years later, the Hackneys are still here and have raised families of their own. It was family members — in particular, Bobby’s sons Bobby Jr., Julian and Urion — who unearthed the band’s lost tapes in the attic of their Jericho home. In honor of their father’s late outfit, the young Hackneys formed a tribute band they dubbed Rough Francis after a country-music side project recorded by their late uncle. Rough Francis gave voice to Death’s music for the first time in 30 years — and set in motion the events that lent Death new life. Nationally, the band is being acclaimed as something akin to a rock and roll messiah. Or, in Darwinian terms, punk rock’s “missing link.” Clyde Stats is a local jazz musician and lecturer at the University of Vermont who teaches the school’s “History of Rock and Roll” class. He describes Death’s “Politicians in My Eyes” (on ...For the Whole World to See) as exhibiting early elements of punk, though it predates the “official” advent of punk by several years. “Some of what punk was about, historically, was a rejection of this idea of rock and roll as art music,” Stats says, citing The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Yes as examples of rock’s artier side at the time. “The reaction from the punk movement was No, it’s not. It’s about energy, drive and the breakout

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we’re at the laundromat or strolling through the woods. But why not? Just for fun, I’ve perused some recent local poetry collections with an eye to the moods they might match in our daily lives, the desires and needs they might satisfy. This roster isn’t comprehensive: I’ve left out books I reviewed earlier this year, and others still await a read. The poets featured range from the celebrated to the self-published — because, when you hear a sound you like, you don’t care if it comes from a Grammy winner or a local garage band.

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When You Want to Learn 80 Ways to Love (or Leave) Your Lover Holding Company: by Major Jackson, W.W. Norton, 91 pages. $24.95.

Let me first acknowledge that this is an extremely flip way to describe University of Vermont professor Major Jackson’s third book, Holding Company. Jackson, also poetry editor of the Harvard Review, writes adventurous verse. He packs each of the tight, 10-line lyrics that compose this collection with kaleidoscopically shifting imagery, hairpin syntactical turns and allusions to cultural figures ranging from Lucretius to Jane’s Addiction. But, as I read and reread Holding Company, I found myself reminded of a big, ambitious concept album. Try to parse each lyric, and you feel stupid. Let it wash over you, and suddenly things make sense. To get this effect, you have to listen to — er, read — the whole thing as a unit. Jackson’s book is full of echoes, lines and phrases that migrate from one poem to another, taking moods and implications with them. Most of the poems do, indeed, dwell on those subjects of loving or leaving (or both at once), but they place the anarchy of passion in a broader, colder, tidier context. For lack of a better word, let’s call it America in wartime. “For I was born, too, in the stunted winter of History,” runs the first line of the first poem. By its end, the speaker has declared his opposition to the chill: “I now seek gardens where bodies have their will, / where the self is a compass point given to the lost.” Bodies do have their will — sometimes in garden-like, dreamlike landscapes, sometimes in grimmer ones — in the lyrics that follow. History periodically intervenes to kill the mood, as in “My Awe Is a Weakness,” where two lovers watch the invasion of Iraq on TV: “All was night-goggle green, even later her eyes, / which made us aliens unto each other...” Jackson plays slyly on the long tradition of “carpe diem” poems that try to thwart the specter of death with a call to love. “Love by a graveyard is / redundant,” he writes in “Designer Kisses,” “but the skin is an obstacle course like Miami where we are / inescapably consigned: tourists keeping the views new.” Jackson’s poems keep the views of love and sex new, too — no small feat, considering those are pretty much the enduring subjects of poets and songwriters alike. In one poem self-mockingly titled “Overwrought Power Ballad,” desire is a hurricane (“Over a bed’s edge, we were blown away”). But toward the end, in “Leave It All Up to Me,” Jackson proves there’s still juice left in an old-fashioned love song. Most of his poems are rich in layers of dissonance. But here’s one that approaches what the Talking Heads called a “naïve melody.” Like the song of that name, it’s naïve in the best way, that of grownups well aquainted with despair: All we want is to succumb to a single kiss that will contain us like a marathon with no finish line, and if so, that we land like newspapers before sunrise, halcyon mornings like blue martinis. I am learning the steps to a foreign song: her mind was torpedo, and her body was storm, a kind of Wow. All we want is a metropolis of Sundays, an empire of hand-holding and park benches. She says, “Leave it all up to me.”

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The acclaimed Irish-born, Burlington-resident poet Greg Delanty has produced several volumes of verse on all kinds of subjects, but war and other looming catastrophes — such as climate change — are constant threads in his recent work. A pacifist classicist, the poet begs Athena — goddess of both war and wisdom — to show her “wise side.” So it’s fitting that Delanty’s new book, The New Citizen Army, was produced in collaboration with the Burlington-based Combat Paper Project. The poems — some new, some reprinted from Delanty’s previous collections — reside between rough, mottled-gray covers made from military uniforms, stitched together by hand. The title is letter-pressed on this surface; the interior pages are regular printed paper. Their contents are fiery and uncompromising. A few of the poems, like the title one, cross the line from activist poetry into agitprop. (The “New Citizen Army” is us: “all regulars must be / mindless in the execution of duty.”) More often, though, Delanty gives elegance and dry wit even to his harshest indictments, as in a poem about the weed loosestrife’s invasive march across the countryside, which turns out (surprise!) really to be about something else: “You’ll overtake the earth and destroy even yourself. / Ah, our loosestrife, purple plague, beautiful us.” Those who know Delanty’s work may have read — or heard him recite — a number of these poems already. But if you want a playlist of his most political verse, this is it. And if you think poetry about present injustices and coming cataclysms is dreary, consider for a second the Clash’s London Calling. Delanty shares that talent for winning readers over with strong beats and ragged specificity, even in a poem as potentially dour as this one, called “Patient”: The snow has melted completely off the mountain. It’s winter still. Yet another indication that Gaia is in trouble, that things aren’t sound. The rocky mountain top shines like the bald head of a woman after chemo who wills herself out of her hospital bed to take in the trees, the squirrels, the commotion in the town below, to sip a beer in a dive, ignore the child staring at her bald head, wishing it didn’t take all this dying to love life.

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Jon Turner is an Iraq veteran who’s worked with the Combat Paper Project at Burlington’s Green Door Studio. His self-published collection Eat the Apple may not be stylistically sophisticated, but it is searing in its detail and frankness. Some of these poems are tough to forget. Take the one where the poet and former Marine recalls following orders to shoot a bicyclist who ventured into the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming “a threat to our extraction just after the firefight.” He imagines turning back time to beg the civilian not to venture outside: “Hey man / It’s pretty dangerous out today. You should just go / back to your wife and kids.” Or take the poem where Turner talks about being “sick of being / thanked for my service. I’d rather / have society thank the people that / don’t believe in war...” Or these anthemic stanzas from “Can’t Walk Away”: We are the ticking time bombs on the corners of the streets waiting for a helping hand, but all we see are the corporate drones on the way to the bar to get fucked up because they know that they fucked up. Ain’t no pennies getting pitched here. We are the end result of an eight year catastrophe, turned into the laser guided missiles waiting to be launched on society, but ain’t no blood is gonna be shed with this weapon. Just the ink flowing from our pens, or the paint from our brushes, or the poetic justice passing through our vocal cords.

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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 October 21, 2010.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001-6092 On September 13, 2010, Rivers Edge Development Corp. and Victoria Rhoades, filed application #4C1239 for a Project generally described as: construction of eight townhouse units with 150 lf private drive on Lots #1-#8 of a nine-lot subdivision. Lot #9 to be open Common Land. All residences to be served by municipal water and community septic system. The Project is located on Route 2A in the Town of Colchester, Vermont. 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 Colchester Municipal Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, 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. vt.us/lup) by clicking on “Act 250 Database,” selecting “Entire Database,” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before October 21, 2010, a party

Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, 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. § 6085(c)(5). Dated in Essex Junction, Vermont, this 21st day of September, 2010. By /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5658 E/ peter.keibel@state. vt.us ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001-6092 On September 15, 2010, Automotive Services International, Inc. d/b/a 4x4 Center and Mountain Operations and Development LLC & Catamount/Bolton Land LLC, filed application #4C0436-26E for a Project generally described as: the construction of a 90’ x 45’ wash pad with a 41’ x 25’ concrete pad for vehicle washing to be located in the vehicle warm up area,

construction of three new connector trails located east of the Timberline ski area and connecting to the logging road, total is 0.852 acres; construction of a 150’ x 46’ crushed stone turn around; creation of a 10’ x 10’ area of crushed stone covered with 2’ - 3’ diameter rocks in the Chute trail and creation of a 90’ long x 16’ wide rock climb. The Project is located on Bolton Valley Access Road in the Town of Bolton, Vermont. 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 Bolton Municipal Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, 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. vt.us/lup) by clicking on “Act 250 Database,” selecting “Entire Database,” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before October 21, 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 October 21, 2010. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, adjoining


sevendaysvt.com/classifieds 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. § 6085(c)(5). Dated in Essex Junction, Vermont, this 20th day of September, 2010. By /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5658 E/ peter.keibel@state. vt.us

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001-6092 On September 24, 2010, Pammella S. Starbuck Family Trust, filed application #4C0094-9 for a Project generally described as: the after-the-fact construction (1974) of a 25,200 sf. building on Lot #9 of the National Life subdivision and change in use to a school. The Project is located on Green Mountain Drive in the City of South Burlington, Vermont.

mental 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 South Burlington Municipal Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, 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. vt.us/lup) by clicking on “Act 250 Database,” selecting “Entire Database,” and entering the case number above.

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No hearing will be held unless, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 2010. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, 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. § 6085(c)(5). Dated in Essex Junction, Vermont, this 28th day of September, 2010. By /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 T/ 802-879-5658 E/ peter.keibel@state. vt.us

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On September 17, 2010, Verizon Wireless, the Town of Shelburne, and Spark VT, Inc. filed application #4C0822-3 for a project generally described as The mounting of 15 panel antennas on top of an existing ±70ft water tank owned by the Town of Shelburne, with supporting equipment to be installed in an existing warehouse on an adjoining property (Spark VT, Inc.). The tank currently supports several communication antennas, several of which will be consolidated as a result of this Project. The Project is located off of Cynosure Drive in the Town of Shelburne, 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 Shelburne 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. vt.us/lup) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before Monday, October 18, 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

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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 Monday, October 18, 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 20th day of September, 2010.

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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/ stephanie.mon aghan@state.vt.us COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE— Amendment related to Special Flood Hazard Area Regulations #ZA 10-08 1st reading: 06/07/10; referred to the Ordinance Committee 2nd reading: 09/27/10; adopted Published: 10/06/10 Effective: 10/27/10

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That Appendix A, Comprehensive Development Ordinance, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Sections 3.1.2, 4.5.4 and Sec. 13.1.2 Part 2 thereof to read as follows: Sec. 3.1.2 Zoning Permit Required Except for that development which is exempt from a permit requirement under Sec. 3.1.2(c) below, no development may be commenced within the city without a zoning permit issued by the administrative officer including but not limited to the following types of exterior and interior work: (a)As written (b)As written (c)Exemptions: The following shall be exempt from the requirements of this Ordinance and shall not be required to obtain a zoning permit: 1. Exterior modifications to a single family dwelling in a non-design review portion of the RL zoning district lawfully in existence prior to the adoption of this ordinance on a conforming lot, and not on or eligible for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places. Such an exemption shall not be applicable to any of the following changes, which do require a zoning permit: A. Increased lot coverage; B. Increased habitable living space; C. Changes in setbacks or building footprints; and D. Construction of additional stories to an existing structure. E. Improvements in a Special Flood Hazard Area. (2) – (6) As written pursuant to #ZA 10-05 (adopted June 28, 2010) 7. Accepted agricultural and silvicultural practices, including the

construction of farm structures, as those practices are defined by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets or the commissioner of forests, parks and recreation, respectively, under 10 VSA §1021(f) and 1259(f) and 6 VSA §4810. Prior to the construction of farm structures the farmer must notify the Administrative Officer in writing of the proposed activity. The notice must contain a sketch of the proposed structure including setbacks. (8) As written pursuant to #ZA 10-05 (adopted June 28, 2010) (d) (e) Determination of Non-Applicability. As written Sec. 4.5.4 Natural Resource Protection Overlay (NR) District (a) As written (b) Areas Affected This overlay district includes consists of all areas delineated on Map 4.5.4-1-Natural Resources Protection Overlay (NR) District and is divided into four (4) subparts: (1) – (3) As written 4. A Special Flood Hazard Area which consists of all areas in the City of Burlington, Vermont identified as special flood hazard areas in and on the most current flood insurance studies and maps of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as provided by the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 753, which are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of these regulations. The area that would be inundated by the base flood is called a “Special Flood Hazard Area” (SFHA). The SFHA is the land in the floodplain subject to a one percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year (also known as the 100 year floodplain) and is designated as Zone AE on the City of Burlington’s flood maps. The SFHA is composed of the floodway and the flood fringe. The floodway is the stream channel and that portion of the adjacent floodplain that must remain open to permit passage of the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot at any point. Floodwaters generally are deepest and swiftest in the floodway, and anything in this area is in the greatest danger during a flood. The remainder of the floodplain is called the flood fringe, where water may be shallower and slower. The following figure illustrates the

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proposed use: (F) – (I) As written 2.Permitted Uses in Floodway Areas. As

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(c) – (e) As written (f)District Specific Regulations: Special Flood Hazard Area: 1.Additional Application Requirements The following information shall be submitted in addition to the applicable requirements of Article 3 for any development proposed within a Special Flood Hazard Area: A.Base flood elevation data for all subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments containing more than fifty (50) lots or covering more than five (5) acres; B.The elevation, in relation to mean sea level, of the lowest habitable floor, including basement, of all new construction or substantial improvements of structures; C.Confirmation if such structures contain a basement; and D.The elevation, in relation to mean sea level, to which any structure has been flood proofed. E.A Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Project Review Sheet for the proposal should be filled out. The Project Review Sheet should identify all State and Federal agencies from which permit approval is required for the proposal, and shall be filed as a required attachment to the Town City permit application. The identified permits, or letters indicating that such permits are not required, shall be submitted to the Administrative Officer and attached to the permit application before work can begin. In addition, the DRB shall require of the applicant any of the following information deemed necessary for determining the suitability of the particular site for the

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written 3.Permitted and Conditional Uses in Special Flood Hazard Areas (including Floodway areas) A. All those permitted open space uses as listed in Section 4.5.4.(f).2 above shall be permitted in the Special Flood Hazard Areas. B. All other uses permitted in the underlying zoning district are permitted only upon the granting of a conditional use by the DRB as per Article 3. 4.Permitted Accessory Uses in Special Flood Hazard Areas (Including Floodway areas) As written 5.Mandatory DEC Notification and 30-Day Review Period A. Prior to issuing a permit a copy of the application and supporting information shall be submitted by the administrative officer to the State National Floodplain Insurance Program Coordinator at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, River Management Section in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 4424. A permit may be issued only following receipt of comments from the Agency or the expiration of 30 days from the date the application was mailed to the Agency, whichever is sooner. B. Adjacent communities and the Stream Alteration Engineer at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, River Management Section shall be notified at least 30 days prior to issuing any permit for the alteration or relocation of a watercourse and copies of such notification shall be submitted to the Administrator of the VT National Flood

struction, substantial improvement, filling, installation of a residential structure, or the development of land in any area designated as a floodplain by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prior to the expiration of a period of thirty (30) days following the submission of the application and a report describing the proposed use, the location requested and an evaluation of the effect of such proposed use on Burlington’s municipal development plan and the regional plan, if any to the Department of Environmental Conservation provided this subsection shall not be applicable to public utility generating stations and transmission lines which shall require the issuance of a certificate of public good under 30 V.S.A. 248 prior to any land filling or construction. The application and report shall describe the proposed use, the location requested and an evaluation of the effect of such proposed use on Burlington’s municipal development plan and the regional plan, if any. D. This subsection shall not be applicable to public utility generating stations and transmission lines which shall require the issuance of a certificate of public good under 30 V.S.A. § 248 prior to any land filling or construction. 6.Evaluation In reviewing the application, the DRB shall consider the evaluation of the Department of Environmental Conservation and shall determine that the proposed use will conform to the development standards of subpart 7 10 below. 7.Special Review Criteria As written 8.Approval Conditions Upon consideration of those factors in subpart

conditions to any permit it chooses to grant. In Floodway Areas such conditions require that: A.As written. B.As written. In all Special Flood Hazard Areas (including Floodway areas) such conditions require that: C.All development: (i)New construction and/ or substantial improvements to structures shall be reasonably safe from flooding and be: 1.Designed and adequately anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement during the occurrence of the base flood; 2.Constructed of materials resistant to flood damage; 3.Constructed by methods and practices that minimize flood damage; and 4.Constructed with electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing and air conditioning equipment and other service facilities that are designed and/or located so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during conditions of flooding; (ii)All development shall be designed to minimize flood damage to the proposed development and to public facilities and utilities; (iii)All development shall be designed to provide adequate surface drainage to reduce exposure to flood hazards; (iv)All new construction and substantial improvements that have fully enclosed areas below the lowest floor that are usable solely for parking of vehicles, building access or storage shall have permanent openings, designed to allow entry and exit of flood waters in accordance with specifications of the Code of Federal Regulations; 44 CFR 60.3(c)(5) shall:

1.Be solely used for parking of vehicles, storage, or building access, and such a condition shall clearly be stated on any permits; and, 2.Be designed to automatically equalize hydrostatic flood forces on exterior walls by allowing for the entry and exit of floodwaters. Such designs must be certified by a registered professional engineer or architect, or meet or exceed the following minimum criteria: A minimum of two openings of two walls having a total net area of not less than one square inch for every square foot of enclosed area subject to flooding shall be provided. The bottom of all openings shall be no higher than one foot above grade. Openings may be equipped with screens, louvers, valves, or other coverings or devices provided that they permit the automatic entry and exit of floodwaters; (v)All necessary permits shall be obtained from those governmental agencies from which approval is required by federal or state law. D.Residential Development: (i) All new and substantially improved residential structures within Special Flood Hazard Area have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated one foot or more at least at or above the base flood elevation; (ii)All new, replacement or substantially improved manufactured homes in the Special Flood Hazard Area shall be elevated on a permanent foundation such that the lowest floor of the manufactured home is elevated to no less than one foot or more above the base flood elevation and be securely anchored to an adequately anchored foundation system to resist floatation, collapse, and lateral movement during the occurrence of the base flood. The manufactured home may be elevated on properly compacted fill such that the top of the fill (the pad) under the entire manufactured home is above the base flood elevation OR so that the lowest floor is supported by reinforced piers or other foundation elements of at least equivalent strength that are no less than one foot in height above the base flood elevation. E.Non-Residential Development: (i)All new construction and substantial improvements for nonresidential purposes shall have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated to or one foot or more above the base flood

elevation. Existing nonresidential structures may be flood proofed where or be designed to be watertight to one foot or more above below the base flood elevation, with walls substantially impermeable and with structural components having the capability of resisting hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and effects of buoyancy. A permit for a proposed building to be flood proofed shall not be issued until a registered architect or engineer has reviewed the structural design, specifications and plans and has certified that the design and methods of construction are in accordance with meeting the provisions of this subsection. F.Water Supply Systems: As written. G. On-Site Waste Disposal Systems: As written. H.Recreational Vehicles: As written. 9. Records The administrative officer shall maintain a record of: A. All permits issued in areas covered by this bylaw; B.A. An Elevation Certificate with the as-built The elevation, in relation to mean sea level, of the lowest floor, including basement, of all new or substantially improved structures, and whether or not such structures contain a basement in the Special Flood Hazard Area; and C.B. The elevations, in relation to mean sea level, to which existing structures have been flood-proofed. D. C. Any certification of floodproofing. 10.Variances Variances to the above standards may be granted in writing by the DRB only in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § Article 12 and 44 CFR Section 60.6, and after a hearing noticed in the same manner as for a conditional use. Variances are generally limited to repair, relocation, replacement or enlargement of a noncomplying or historic structure (provided the proposed repair or rehabilitation will not preclude the structure’s continued designation as an historic structure), or a necessary development functionally dependent on stream access. A.Review Criteria. A decision in favor of the appellant shall be granted if all the following facts are found, and the supporting findings are specified in the decision. The variance, if authorized shall be issued by the DRB only upon: (i) the variance, if authorized shall be issued by the DRB only upon: (a) determination


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district; (c) individually listed on a state inventory of historic places in states with historic preservation programs which have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior; or (d) individually listed on a local inventory of historic places in communities with historic preservation programs that have been certified either: (i) by an approved state program as determined by the Secretary of the Interior or (ii) directly by the Secretary of the Interior in states without approved programs. Lowest Floor As written. Manufactured home As written. Manufactured home park or subdivision As written. New construction As written. New manufactured home park or subdivision As written. Recreational vehicle As written. Special Flood Hazard Area is the land in the floodplain within a community subject to a 1 percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year. The area may be designated a Zone A on the Flood Hazard Boundary Map (FHBM). After detailed ratemaking has been completed in preparation for publication of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), Zone A usually is refined into Zones AE. The SFHA is composed of the floodway and the flood fringe. The floodway is the stream channel and that portion of the adjacent flood-

plain that must remain open to permit passage of the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot at any point. Floodwaters generally are deepest and swiftest in the floodway, and anything in this area is in the greatest danger during a flood. The remainder of the floodplain is called the flood fringe, where water may be shallower and slower. The following figure illustrates the relationship between the floodway and flood fringe. Start of Construction As written. Structure As written. Substantial damage As written.

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sanitary, or safety code specification which have been identified by the local code enforcement official and which are the minimum necessary to assure safe living conditions or (b) Any alteration of a “historic structure”, provided that the alteration will not preclude the structure’s continued designation as a “historic structure”. Violation As written.

Residuals Management Section NOTICE OF APPLICATION, ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON A FACT SHEET AND DRAFT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY CERTIFICATION Public notice is hereby provided that on May 21, 2010 an application for a solid waste management facility certification was submitted by City of Winooski to the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department). The application is to recertify a wastewater treatment biosolids management program which includes hauling liquid biosolids, dewatering at a neighboring WWTF,

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PART 2: FLOOD HAZARD DEFINITIONS For the sole purpose of administering the Special Flood Hazard Area provisions of this ordinance pursuant to Sec. 4.5.4, the following terms and words are herein defined: Base Flood As written. Base Flood Elevation (BFE) As written. Basement As written. Cumulative Substantial Improvement means any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, alteration or other improvement of a structure, during any 5 year period, the cumulative cost of which equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the “start of construction” of the improvement. This term includes structures which have incurred

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Flood Protection Area: For purposes of this ordinance, the land subject to at least an one percent (> 1%) chance of flooding in any given year (Base Flood/100 year flood). Further, with respect to flood and other hazard area regulation pursuant to this ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a)Floodproofing means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to properties and structures that substantially reduce or eliminate flood damage to any combination of real estate, improved real property, water or sanitary facilities, structures, and the contents of structures. (b)Floodway means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land area

“substantial damage”, regardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however, include any project for improvement of a structure to correct existing violations of state or local health, sanitary, or safety code specification which have been identified by the state or local code enforcement official and which are the minimum necessary to ensure safe conditions. Development means any human-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, or storage of equipment or materials. (See definition in current ordinance.) Existing manufactured home park or subdivision As written. Expansion to an existing manufactured home park or subdivision As written. Flood As written. Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) As written. Flood Insurance Study As written. Floodplain or floodprone area As written. Floodproofing means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to properties and structures that substantially reduce or eliminate flood damage to any combination of real estate, improved real property, water or sanitary facilities, structures, and the contents of the structures. Floodway, Regulatory in the City of Burlington (Floodway) means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot at any point. Historic structure means any structure that is: (a) listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places (a listing maintained by the Department of the Interior) or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as meeting the requirements for individual listing on the National Register; (b) certified or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as contributing to the historical significance of a registered historic district or a district preliminarily determined by the Secretary to qualify as a registered historic

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(ii) (b) determination that the variance will not result in increased flood heights, increased susceptibility to flooding or erosion, additional threats to public safety or infrastructure (including emergency services during flood events), or extraordinary public expense; (iii) (c) the variance will not increase the potential of materials being swept onto other lands or into the stream and causing damage to others; and, (iv) (ii) the variance if granted will represent the minimum variance that will afford relief and will represent the least deviation possible from the bylaw and from the plan; B. Notice to Applicant. Upon request for a variance tthe administrative officer shall notify the applicant in writing over the signature of the zoning administrator or his/ her designee that: (i)The issuance of a variance to construct a structure below the base flood elevation will result in increased flood insurance premium rates up to amounts as high as $25 for $100 of coverage for flood insurance; and (ii)Such construction below the base flood elevation increases risks to life and property. C. Annual Recording. As written. 11.Warning of Disclaimer of Liability As written. Sec. 13.1.2 Definitions *******

that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot. (c)Hazard Area: land subject to landslides, soil erosion, earthquakes, watersupply contamination, or other natural or human-made hazards as identified within a “local mitigation plan” in conformance with and approved pursuant to the provisions of 44 C.F.R. section 201.6. See Federal Flood Insurance Rate Maps. (d)New Construction: construction of structures or filling commenced on or after the effective date of the adoption of a community’s flood hazard bylaws. (e)Substantial Improvement: any repair, reconstruction, or improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the structure either before the improvement or repair is started or, if the structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage occurred. However, the term does not include either of the following: 1)Any project or improvement of a structure to comply with existing state or local health, sanitary, or safety code specifications that are solely necessary to assure safe living conditions. 2)Any alteration of a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a state inventory of historic places. Special Flood Hazard Area (See Article 13, Part 2 for all Flood Hazard Definitions)

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In accordance with §6-305 (b) of the Rules, public notice is hereby provided that: (A) the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources has reviewed the application in accordance with the provisions of the statutes and Rules and has determined that it is in compliance with the same; (B) a fact sheet and draft certification have been prepared by the Department in this matter; and,

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(C) a final certification will be issued on October 21, 2010 without convening a public informational meeting unless a written request for a public informational meeting and extension of the public comment period is received by the Secretary no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2010. Said request must comprise of a petition of not less than twenty-five (25) residents of the municipality wherein the facility is proposed to be located, or by the legislative body or planning commission of the municipality wherein the facility is proposed to be located, or by a landowner whose property adjoins the property on which the facility is proposed to be located. Copies of the application, fact sheet, and draft certification are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the offices of the Residuals Management Section, Department of Environmental Conservation in Waterbury, VT, and at the City Hall of the applicant at 27 West Allen Street, Winooski, VT 05404. Written public comments regarding the fact sheet and draft certification are hereby solicited by the Agency. Comments, requests for a public meeting, or requests for copies of these documents must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2010, and may be submitted electronically to the following email address:

using “Project #EJ92006” as the subject line or in writing via U.S. mail addressed to: Ernie Kelley, Environmental Analyst Residuals Management Section 103 South Main St. Sewing Bldg. Waterbury VT. 056710405 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S0384-09 CnC CitiFinancial, Inc., Plaintiff v. Daniel J. Place And Occupants residing at 51 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, Vermont, Defendants 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: 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. By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S26-10 Cnc HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for SG Mortgage Securities Trust 2005-OPT1 Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff v. John E. Manchester, Christie A. Manchester, Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation and Occupants residing at 248 River Road, Essex Junction, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for SG Mortgage Securities Trust 2005-OPT1 Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-OPT1 to John E. Manchester dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Volume 656, Page 387 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex Junction, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:30 A.M. on October 14, 2010, at 248 River Road, Essex Junction, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: A parcel of land with all buildings thereon situated on the southerly side of Route 117 and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the southerly side of Route 117, said point also being the place where the northwest corner of the land, now or formerly owned by Armand A.

Belisle, meets the northeast corner of land now or formerly owned by Mable, and proceeding easterly along the southerly side of Route 117, for a distance of 100 feet, to the northwest corner of land now or formerly owned by Case; thence proceeding southerly in and along the westerly line of said Case for a distance of 275 feet, more or less, to the Cove, so-called; thence proceeding westerly along the Cove, so-called, for a distance of 100 feet to the said Mable’s easterly boundary line; thence proceeding northerly in and along the said Mable’s easterly line for a distance of 275 feet, more or less, to the place of beginning. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Essex Junction. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 1st day of September, 2010. HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S1371-06 Cnc HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Home Equity Loan Trust, Series Ace 2005- HE7, Plaintiff v. Timothy Pelkey, Debra Pelkey, Citifinancial, Inc. and Occupants residing at 1 Streeter Brook Road, Milton, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by HSBC

Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Home Equity Loan Trust, Series Ace 2005- HE7 to Timothy Pelkey dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Volume 318, Page 57 of the Land Records of the Town of Milton, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 P.M. on October 19, 2010, at 1 Streeter Brook Road, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: All that parcel of land in Township of Milton, Chittenden County, State of Vermont, as more fully described in Deed Book 200, Page 512 ID# 2-14-018-000000, being known and designated as metes and bounds property. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Milton. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 6609000. DATED at South Burlington, Vermont this 14th day of September, 2010. HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Home Equity Loan Trust, Series Ace 2005- HE7 By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit CIVIL DIVISION Docket No. S 415-09 CnC The Bank of New York Mellon, as Successor Trustee under NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust 2004-4, Plaintiff, v Oran Lamphere and Bernadette Lamphere, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,

Inc., as Nominee for Corinthian Mortgage Corporation DBS SouthBanc Mortgage, and Any Other Occupants of 934 Osgood Hill Road, Westford, Vermont, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage Deed dated September 10, 2004 from Bernadette Lamphere and Oran Lamphere to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Novastar Mortgage, Inc. Said Mortgage Deed was recorded on September 17, 2004 in Volume 117, Pages 413-425 of the Town of Westford Land Records. The subject Promissory Note and Mortgage were assigned from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Novastar Mortgage, Inc., to The Bank of New York Mellon, as Successor Trustee under NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust 2004-4 by Assignment dated October 15, 2008 and recorded on October 17, 2008 in Volume 140, Page 147 of the Town of Westford Land Records. The undersigned represents the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same which will be sold at Public Auction at 12:30 o’clock PM, on the 19th day of October, A.D. 2010, at the subject premises of 934 Osgood Hill Road, Westford, Vermont, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage will be sold as a whole. To wit: “Being a parcel of 1.1 acres, more or less, witha dwelling and other improvements thereon, located at 934 Osgood Hill Road, in Westford, Vermont, and further described as Lot #31 on a survey entitled “Plan of Lots in Osgood Hill Development, Town of Westford, VT”, prepared by John A. Marsh, dated November 10, 1967, recorded as Map Slide 8 in the Westford Land Records, which are all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Bernadette Lamphere and Oran Lamphere by Warranty Deed of Bernadette A. Cushing dated October 28, 2003, and recorded in Book 111, pages 457-458 of the Westford Land Records. “Reference is made to a survey entitled “Plan of Lots in Westerly Portion of Osgood Hill Development, Town of Westford, VT”, prepared by John A. Marsh, dated November

10, 1967, April 17, 1974, revised January 6, 1979, and recorded as Map Slide 55 in the Westford Land Records. Terms of Sale: Purchaser at the sale shall pay cash or certified funds, or produce a commitment letter from a bank or mortgage company or other lender licensed to do business in the State of Vermont at the time of the sale for the amount of the winning bid. In any case the winning bidder shall be required to produce $10,000.00 (ten-thousand dollars) cash or certified funds at the close of auction as the deposit against the sale. The sale will be subject to the Confirmation Order of the Chittenden Superior Court. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid property taxes and town/city assessments, if any. In the event the auction terms are confirmed by the Superior Court aforesaid, and the winning bidder is unwilling or unable consummate the sale, the deposit shall be forfeit. In the event the sale is not confirmed the deposit will be returned without interest. The Mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Grant C. Rees, Attorney, PO Box 108, Milton, Vermont 05468, 802-893-7400. By: Grant C. Rees, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff Publication Dates: September 22, 2010 September 29, 2010 October 6, 2010 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION Chittenden Unit Docket No. S1037-09 Cnc Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee for RALI 2007QA3, Plaintiff v. Derek E. Shepardson, Sarajean Shepardson and Occupants residing at 238 North Street, Burlington, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee for RALI 2007QA3 to Derek E. Shepardson dated

December 20, 2006 and recorded in Volume 984 , Page 186 of the Land Records of the Town of Burlington, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:30 A.M. on October 14, 2010, at 238 North Street, Burlington, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Derek E. Shepardson and Sarajean Shepardson by Warranty Deed of Nikolas Macik dated August 28, 2006 and recorded on August 31, 2006 in Book 972 at Page 338-339 in the City of Burlington Land Records Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Burlington. 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 1st day of September, 2010. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403


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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. 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.

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 kara@ru12.org.

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.

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. NAMI CONNECTION (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Free peer-based recovery support group for people living with or facing the challenges of mental illness. This is a group that focuses on allowing participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe environment. 100% confidentiality. BENNINGTON: Every Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street. BURLINGTON: Every Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street. ESSEX JUNCTION: Starting June 2010. 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: Starting June 2010. 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. RUTLAND: Every Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., Wellness Center (Rutland Mental Health), 78 South Main St. ST. JOHNSBURY: Every Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church, 47 Cherry Street. 1-800-639-6480, connection@namivt.org. 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. na.org/?ID=ips-index 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. vtcfids.org 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

Post & browse ads at your convenience. 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, moonlightgiftshoppe@yahoo.com. 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 ljlivendale@yahoo.com. BURDENS WEIGHTING YOU DOWN? Unemployed, homeless, in need of direction? We are people just like you and have found the answer to all of the above problems. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Imani Center 293 N Winooski Ave. Please call 802-343-2027. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre occur every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info: 863-2655. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Municipal Building, Route 15 (just west of the bridge). Info: Debbie Y., 8885958. Meeting in Mont-

pelier 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 cofacilitated 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@ aol.com. COED SINGLES GROUP Ages 50-65, forming for friendship and fun.

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Chittenden County area. Activities to include weeknight/weekend dinner, bowling, hikes, snow shoeing, movies, etc. If interested email Myra at csbnc27609@aol.com. 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 kgcromey@aol.com.

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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 thecenter@ru12.org for more information.

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, www.cvhhh.org.

Meets the first Monday of every month in the Healthy Living Learning Center. For more information contact Carrie Shamel at carrie. shamel@gmail.com. www.llleus.org/state/ vermont/html.

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VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want To Feel Supported On Your Vegetarian/Vegan Journey? Want more info. on Healthy Veggy Diets?

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.

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

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MAN-TO-MAN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER Support group meets 6-8 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Hope Lodge at the UVM/FAHC campus. 1-800-ACS2345.

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: thecenter@ru12.org or 860-RU12.

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.

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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. jan.hancock@vtfn.org, www.vermontfamilynetwork.org.

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets on Sundays from 12-1 p.m. at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. This is a fellowship of men and women that meet and review the 12 steps of CODA, read stories from the CODA anonymous big book and share their experiences, strengths and hopes as we support each other. Open to everyone. Info: Larry, WLTRS@aol.com, 802-658-9994 or Jeff, JCDANIS@Burlingtontelecom.net, 802-8633674. For directions, call the Turning Point Center at 802-861-3150.

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.

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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. Middlebury support group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772. FORMING A NEW GROUP focused on recovery/ management of addictions, compulsions and their resulting imbalances on our lives. Alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step programs. Are you having trouble moderating alcohol? Work? Sex? Television? Food? Drugs? Computer games? Requires a commitment to improving your health and the ability to maintain a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Let’s discover how our struggles relate and help each other work on strategies to find balance. Contact Michelle at 802-399-6575 or recoveryourbalance@ gmail.com. 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

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persons who would like to meet regularly for mutual support. This new group would meet biweekly at a time and place to be decided to discuss our issues, struggles and ways of staying out of trouble. We’ll likely use some of Terry Shulman’s work as a focus for some of our discussions. Please call Tina at 802-763-8800 or email at Tmarie267201968@cs.com 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 MKR27609@aol.com. 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.

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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 www.cvana.org. 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.

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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.

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 addpartner@yahoo.com. 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

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Perform administrative duties, clerical activities and act as a resource to other members of the communications department. Assist in researching, writing, proofreading and compiling content for various collateral materials. Provide administrative support to the Todd Lecture Series, Colby Military Writers’ Symposium and other high-profile university events. Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, public relations or journalism with a minimum of one year of related work experience. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, diplomacy and the ability to work as part of a team required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects under pressure required. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and Norwich application to Communications Specialist Search, via email: jobs@norwich.edu. 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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Our packaging team is responsible for handpackaging our specialty chocolates, assembling gift baskets, boxing/bagging chocolate confections, wrapping bars and labeling products. As Packaging Lead, you will be responsible for effectively leading a team of four to eight people in order to meet daily goals and assignments. Qualified candidates will have strong interpersonal, math and computer skills. Knowledge of packaging functions, procedures and quality control standards, preferred. Must be well-organized, possess strong attention to detail, and have the ability to motivate and support others. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs., stand for long periods of time, follow established procedures and have reliable transportation. Must be available to work 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (year round) OR 3 -11:30 p.m. (August-December) AND 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (January-July). To apply, please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to employment@lakechamplainchocolates.com. E O E

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Do you have the desire to make a positive impact on the life of another? CCS is seeking a home for a kind, humorous, gentleman who enjoys being involved in the community and in social settings. The ideal candidate will be patient, flexible, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Contact Al Frugoli at afrugoli@ccs-vt.org or 802-655-0511 x 108 for more information. Champlain Community Services 512 Troy Avenue, Suite 1 Colchester, VT 05446 E.O.E.

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Spirit Delivery is looking for drivers with a clean driving record to drive non-CDL 26' straight trucks. Must be able to lift and move home appliances. Pay ranges between $100-$115 per day. Must be able to pass drug and background check. (802) 338-9048

Installer/Technician Closet Crafters, Inc. has an immediate opening for a parttime installer/technician. Good pay, great work environment, will lead to full time for the right individual. Carpentry background helpful. Call 802-658-0000 and ask for Julie.

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Experienced Med Techs This is a great opportunity to work with caring adults while offering superior nursing skills. Med Techs must have training and experience in a Residential Care setting. Position requires a high level of professionalism and a willingness to promote the vision, mission and values of the Home. This job offers competitive wages and benefits. Schedules are varied with some weekend shifts required. If interested, please send resumes to danderson@vermontcatholic.org, or mail to: 243 North Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401. (802) 864-0264

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The Town of Bolton is seeking to add a person to the existing road crew. Snow plowing, road grading and flagging experience preferred, as well as vehicle maintenance and welding ability. Applicant must have a valid CDL and pass a drug test. Send resume by Oct. 14, to: Town of Bolton, 3045 Roosevelt Highway, Waterbury, VT 05676, Attention: Road Crew Position, 2010. Any questions, please call 434-5075 X222.

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needed for an innovative academic support program held at Burlington High School. Must be available Monday-Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Must have experience in education, and have a college degree. This position requires a mandatory full criminal background check and fingerprinting. Must be reliable, enjoy working with high school students and willing to work as a team. Retired teachers and educators encouraged to apply. Email resumes to hsparks@bsdvt.org. Mail resumes to Shades of Ebony, c/o Henri Sparks, 52 Institute Rd., Burlington High School, Burlington, VT 05408

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Internet Marketing: Online publisher seeks professional with interest and exp w/ web & Internet marketing for entry- or mid-level role. Resp incld email marketing, website project mgmt, and lead generation. Excel and HTML experience a plus. Competitive salary + benefits. Learn more at www.wyattresearch.com. Send cover letter and resume to jobs2010@wyattresearch.com.

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Make a differenCe in peOples lives! Join Champlain Housing Trust’s mission-driven Property & Asset Management Team in Burlington serving the affordable housing needs of a diverse group of people in Chittenden County.

Administrative Assistant You’ll be an integral part of office operations carrying out various activities in coordination with the property management, accounting and maintenance teams and will also support the Associate Director of Tenant Services.

Administrative Assistant – Winchester Place You’ll be an integral part of the office operations for managing a portfolio of multi-family properties providing clerical and reception support at our Winchester Place satellite office location. You will also carry out various activities in coordination with the property management, accounting and maintenance teams. The qualified candidates must enjoy multi-tasking, have excellent communication and organizational skills, be computer proficiency, enjoy a fast-paced, team environment, and be committed to CHT’s membership based model of community controlled and permanently affordable housing. CHT is a proud socially responsible employer offering competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, life and disability insurance, vacation, holiday, sick leave and 403(b) plan. Submit cover letter and resume by October13th to Human Resources, Champlain Housing Trust, 88 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or email HR@champlainhousingtrust.org. No phone calls please. EQUAL OPPORTUNIT Y EMPLOYER - COMMIT TED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE.

Full-Time Registered Nurse Join a fun, rewarding team committed to helping frail adults with dementia/physical impairment stay at home. Adult day center seeking 40 hour/week RN to oversee health and rehabilitative services provided. Supervise nursing staff. Strong assessment, intervention, communication and organizational skills crucial. Supervisory experience a plus. Send resume and cover letter to: CarePartners Adult Day Center, 34 Franklin Park West, St. Albans, VT 05478. EOE

NURSING AND PHYSICAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES! We want you on our team! We appreciate your experience and ability to deliver quality clinical services. We provide you a forum to deliver those quality services in a supportive environment where you count as a practitioner and as a person. If you seek independence, flexibility, support, and a daily reminder why you chose to be a nurse or physical therapist, we invite you to join our team!

COmmUNITY HEALTH NURSE/FULL TImE An extremely independent and rewarding nursing experience working within the community in patient homes providing them with your high-quality, multiskilled experience. Generous benefits, and CTO program, flexible work in surroundings operating in a professionally & personally supported environment. Minimum of 2 years medicalsurgical experience required.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST/FULL TImE Consider joining our multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive home-base care for our patients. Our therapy services include assessment and patient education. Minimum of 2 years adult experience desired. Please visit our website at www.achhh.org and apply directly online. Or, please send your resume to cpaquette@achhh.org or ACHHH, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 754, middlebury, VT 05753. Fax your resume to (802) 388-6126 or drop by for an application and interview.


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Development Director - Camp Dudley YMCA, Inc., a 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization based in Westport, NY, seeks a development leader who can initiate and execute the development programs for its two camps, Camp Dudley in NY,YMCA, the oldest Inc., camp in the country for boys; and Camp Dudley at Kiniya t Director - CampWestport, Dudley for girls in Colchester, VT. The successful candidate will be able to inspire short- and it organization based in Westport, NY,forseeks long-term financial support Dudley, while expanding its reach among alumni, parents and friends. Deadline for submission 10/10/10. er who can initiate and execute the DevelopFor more information please email search@campdudley.org. its two camps, Camp Dudley in Westport,

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The Vermont Teddy Bear Company seeks a Junior Accountant to join our small but dedicated Accounting team! This role will support a variety of accounting functions, including accounts payable. The successful candidate will be exceptionally detail-oriented, self-directed and self-motivated. Strong computer, problem solving, math, interpersonal and communication skills are a must! Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting and 2-5 years of experience in an accounting environment required.

Apply Online at Two full-time positions in Burlington, providing assistance and https://www5.ultirecruit.com/VER1008/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=106 support for families applying for General Assistance. Positions are temporary through June 30, 2011. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline plus 2 years’ experience with housing supports or to work in a fast-paced crisis work, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and knowledge is required. Excellent 10/4/10 5:43:13 PM restaurant. Competitive 4t-VtTeddy100610.indd 1 computer, verbal and written communication skills are essential. wages and excellent work Starting salary is $15.00 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits environment. Email/Fax to: Nancy Skar package.

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Communications Specialist Furniture Warehouse Associate AD SCHEDULE Full time

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We are looking for a capable individual to join our team 4. and manage our primary warehouse, an additional offsite warehouse and assist our retail store.

Asset management company is seeking a detail-oriented individual to fill this role on Our expectation is inventory integrity and exceptional Section/Key Word our Communications Team. 1. Professional Help Wanted customer service. Ideal candidate has BA/ 2. While receiving, placement and loading of merchandise BS degree, 2+ years using 3. strong are key components, applicants must possess InDesign software and organizational, communication and problem-solving skills, basic investment industry 4. be able to prioritize, multitask and be computer literate. knowledge.

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Engage families involved with DCF in a strength-based way. In this role you will facilitate family meetings of different types, interview families and writing detailed family histories and genograms. Facilitators receive statewide training and group consultation monthly, as well as weekly clinical and administrative support, in working towards certification.

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Be a part of an established team that provides individualized support to families. Help parents/caregivers meet the needs of their children by teaching effective parenting strategies, providing service coordination, development of support plans, and promoting safe healthy relationships.

Adoption Counselor – Berlin VT (P/T)

Support adoptive families with school and home consultation, in-home behavior management training, crisis work, and team coordination for families located primarily in the central Vermont area. All positions require experience working with high risk children and families, knowledge of child development, and facilitation skills preferred. Requires a flexible schedule to include afternoon and evening hours and significant driving within the county. Creative, enthusiastic applicants welcomed. Interested candidates please e-mail your resume to: nskar@eastersealsnh.org, or fax: 603-623-3461.

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Bertek Systems, an established Vermont printing company, is looking for an experienced sales assistant. Primary function is to provide sales 802-355-8012. support to our account reps and data entry support for our order entry department. Must be able to process customer inquiries, quotes and Part-Time orders. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills, 1-jodiescleaning100610.indd 1 10/4/10 12:26:36 PM an ability to multitask and be well versed in Microsoft Office. Previous sales support or customer service in the printing industry a plus. For further information, refer to our website: www.berteksystems.com. Company offers competitive wages and benefits package. Interested applicants may send resume to: Bertek Systems, Arrowhead Industrial Park, 133 Bryce Boulevard, Georgia, VT 05454 Attn: Human Resources or email to akimball@ berteksystems.com.

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iMarket Solutions is a web design, optimization and traditional marketing solutions company. We’re looking for a web- and computer-savvy Project/Client Coordinator who loves to manage multiple projects and can do so with equanimity and a sense of humor, and who will enjoy responding graciously to our clients 100% of the time. We are looking for a highly trainable, decisive multitasker who is able to reprioritize on the fly. Proven ability, experience, and demonstrated communication skills required. We expect a lot from our staff.

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Receive, process and prepare orders for shipping. Answer client questions by phone, fax and email. Requires using judgment in solving problems, prioritizing work tasks and making decisions 2:18:13 PMregarding work methods. The position has access to sensitive information that is used within the framework of departmental guidelines. Applications accepted at www.uvmjobs.com. More information on our organization at www.aseba.org.

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NEKCA seeks a high-level professional to manage the operations of the Newport Parent Child Center (PCC). Director is responsible for a wide array of social service programs serving residents of Orleans and Northern Essex Counties. An ideal candidate will have extensive experience in nonprofit/grant management, supervising staff, service delivery, program development/evaluation, grantwriting and advocacy. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred. Must have excellent communication skills. Experience in diverse workforce development, social justice and poverty alleviation is desirable. To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to jevans@nekcavt.org by October 14, or call Julie at 802-334-7316 x216 for alternate methods. EOE

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Enrichment Specialist: Responsible for development and implementation of strength-based enrichment plans and activities designed to keep participants engaged in life skills development, The Washington County Youth Se ceives funding from the Corporation healthy options for use of free time, improved interpersonal Equal Opportu relationships and connections to the broader community. Activities may include: facilitation of peer leadership efforts within the house, group excursions, recreation opportunities, and efforts to engage residents in community volunteerism. Successful applicants must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with documentation and record keeping; proficiency in MS applications, email and Internet; organizational skills and attention to detail; familiarity with positive youth development. Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field and experience working with youth ages 18-22. Desired qualities: enthusiastic, energetic, positive, team-oriented professional who is compassionate about youth issues and motivated by a can-do, solutions-based attitude. FTE with benefits. Position hours: 2 – 9 p.m., M-F. Background check required. Positions open until filled. Send cover letter, resume and minimum of three references to: klapan@youthservicebureau.info. Weekend Activities Counselors (2): Counselors will facilitate healthy leisure time activities for residents, as well as provide general house coverage. Two shifts between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a weekly staff meeting. Activities may include sports, recreation, field trips, community volunteer opportunities, and attendance at support groups. Overnight staff: Staff responsible for: supporting and interacting with residents during the evening hours until lights out; performing light maintenance to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the residence; and performing room checks on residents while they are asleep. The position requires working a 12-hour, awake overnight shift from 9 p.m.- 9 a.m., working an average of two nights/week. Successful applicants must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with documentation and record keeping; proficiency in MS applications, email and Internet; organizational skills and attention to detail; familiarity with positive youth development and a clean driving record. Desired qualities: enthusiastic, energetic, positive, team oriented professional who is compassionate about youth issues and motivated by a can-do, solutions-based attitude. Hourly wage, nonbenefited positions. Background check required. Position open until filled. Send cover letter, resume and minimum of three references to: klapan@youthservicebureau.info. Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club

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Pharmacy Technician II Are you interested in joining a motivated team of pharmacists and technicians who contribute to and enhance our progressive pharmacy environment. We pride ourselves on our forward-looking approach, thereby assuring all staff members a challenging and rewarding work environment. We are currently seeking applicants for the position of Pharmacy Technician II. This full time position requires a VT Pharmacy Technician licensure and a minimum of 1-3 years of experience, preferably in a hospital setting. Associates degree with specialized related courses desirable. This individual will be responsible for the decision and tasks associated with inventory management of products, repackaging, bar-coding and ensuring each dose delivered to patient care areas meets all policy and regulations in regards to medication safety. We are looking for an individual with ability, energy and initiative to round out our team. If you have these traits, we encourage you to come see what we have to offer!!!

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WILLISTON COMMUNITY JUSTICE BOARD -COORDINATORWe are seeking a part-time coordinator for our Community Justice Board (Reparative Board). This is a new, grant-funded position that will be responsible for coordinating activities of the Board and will work toward expanding its role in the community. The ideal candidate will be committed to restorative justice practices as an approach to crime and conflict and have strong organizational skills. Experience in youth and adult human services or in the criminal justice field is preferred. Minimum BA required. Send your resume with cover letter by October 15, 2010, to Manager's Office, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT 05495. For more information, visit our webpage at http://town.williston.vt.us or call 802-878-6611. EOE.

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Awake Overnight Counselor – Hospital Diversion Program

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The Hospital Diversion program of NFI Vermont is seeking an Awake Overnight Counselor. As a community alternative to psychiatric hospitalization, Hospital Diversion provides crisis 5v-CentralVTMed-100610.indd 1 10/1/10 12:29:30 3v-Resolution-100610.indd PM 1 10/1/10 4:00:56 PM stabilization, comprehensive clinical assessment, individual and family treatment and discharge planning in a small, safe residential Winooski Senior Center setting. The Awake Overnight Counselor provides supervision and support to the youth during the sleeping hours. If you are interested The City of in gaining some practical experience in the human services field, Winooski Seeking…exceptional individuals with a desire to transform lives and build this is a fantastic opportunity. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Superior brighter futures by sharing hope with others; and making every day count. is seeking a interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere a part-time must. Position is 30 hours a week with a comprehensive benefits Child and Familyindividuals Services Seeking…exceptional with a desire to transform lives and build (20 hours per week) package. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Abrighter divisionfutures of Rutland Mentalhope Health Services the Community Network by sharing with others;and and making every Care day count. Director for the Senior Annepeterson@nafi.com or mail to: Center. The position Anne Peterson, 486 Main Street; Winooski, VT 05404. Child and Family Services Behavioral Interventionist, BA Preferred, 37.5 hrs. A divisionspecific, of Rutland Mental Health Services and theservices Community Network requires recruitment and Provide individualized, goal oriented to Care assist children coordination of volunteers with behavioral and emotional challenges in elementary aged Respite, Part Time, BA/BS Preferred to provide programming to classroom. will inhave children Work 1-on-1Candidates with children the experience communityhelping providing a mixwith of senior citizens in the City. recreation and mental health support for about 20 hours per serious behavioral and emotional challenges to remain in regular The successful candidate week. Candidates must be available to work after school, evenings classroom setting. Position requires superior listening, communication will have experience and weekends. Experience working with children preferred. Must The Shelburne House Program of NFI Vermont is seeking an and skills,transportation. and the ability to quickly form effective have writing own reliable Year-round position. in social services. Awake Overnight Counselor. Shelburne House is a residential relationships. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent life skills required. Demonstrated success with program which provides assessment and stabilization services

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AdministrAtive AssistAnt Seeking a self-motivated individual to provide administrative support for The Chittenden Clinic (Burlington’s methadone clinic). This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position with full benefits; hours are 6:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. The candidate should possess excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Excellent writing skills are a plus. The candidate should be able to demonstrate high-level skills in organization, multi-tasking, priority management, stress management and time management. Candidate must have the ability to independently manage assigned projects with minimal supervision. Candidate must be able to successfully pass a background check. Education: High School Diploma required. Work experience: Minimum two years’ experience in the workplace, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge could be acquired.

The Essex Resort & Spa is now accepting applications for an experienced seasonal Cake Decorator / Specialty Wedding Cake Designer. Must be knowledgeable in baking cakes, mousse, buttercreams, building cakes, finishing and decorating high-end wedding cakes. Must be passionate about artistry and decor. At least 2 years of relevant experience is required.

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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Please send cover letter & resume to: Select Design, Ltd., 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 or email us at: careers@selectdesign.com.

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Select Design currently has an opportunity for an energetic and detail-oriented individual. Strong communication and organization skills are required for a position that will serve as the first point of contact for clients and vendors. Character, curiosity and creativity are highly valued, along with an eagerness to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

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These are part-time positions working with students MondayFriday for approximately 15-20 2:34:39 PMhours each week. To apply, please send a cover letter, a current resume and reference list to:

Cook — Full Time Wake Robin provides independent residents with a fine dining experience and full table service in a dynamic retirement community. With a manageable schedule and superb kitchen facilities, we offer a work environment that is hard to find in the hospitality industry. Wake Robin provides highly competitive wages and a full range of benefits for you and your family, 25 days of vacation, and a retirement package. If you have high standards of service and a strong desire to learn, please email hr@wakerobin.com or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146.

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Provide specific, individualized, goal oriented services to assist children Supervisor/Case with behavioral andManager emotional– Residential challenges inProgram elementary aged Full-time manager needed to provide supervision residential classroom. Candidates will have experience helping tochildren with support specialists, coordinate all services for assigned case load and serious behavioral and emotional challenges to remain in regular provide the programatic link to all internal and external services for classroom setting.Previous Position requires superior listening,Developmental communication the consumers. supervisory skills required. disabilities experience preferred. Excellent leadership, communication, and writing skills, and the ability to quickly form effective organizational and computer skills required. Bachelor’s degree in relationships. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent human services, social work or equivalent requlife skills required. Please visit our website for more information. www.rmhsccn.org EOE 802-775-2381


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FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR (Burlington) Senior management team position. Responsibilities include development, management and tracking of: family partnership systems including family goal setting; and support and followup around community services and resources; partnerships with community and state agencies providing services relevant to Head Start or its program participants, including services for English Language Learners; child abuse and neglect prevention, identification and reporting systems; volunteer and internship systems; parent involvement in program, and community functions and services; and parent education and family literacy initiatives. Participation in regional and state-based committee work. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or related field, and 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience. 40 hrs/week, full year. Competitive salary, health plan and excellent benefits. Please send resume and cover letter with three work references by email to: pbehrman@cvoeo.org.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER and EARLY CARE ADVOCATE POSITIONS Provide developmentally appropriate environment and experiences for preschool children in a Head Start classroom, and monthly home visits for families. Assist families in accessing medical and dental care for preschool children.

Loving, 18-year-old girl in need of kind, dependable caregivers. Private home is 25 minutes north of Burlington. Total assist with ADLs, g-tube feeds, respiratory management and TLC.

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ECA – Burlington: 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year. Starting wage: $12.67–14.36/hour. Both positions include health plan and excellent benefits, and require bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field, VT educator’s license, classroom experience, and experience in curriculum planning and implementation, child outcome assessment, and working with children with special needs. Teacher position requires license with endorsement in early childhood education or early childhood special education. Please specify position and location, and send resume and cover letter with three work references by email to pirish@cvoeo.org. For all positions: Successful applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; skills in documentation and record keeping; proficiency in MS Word, email and Internet; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be energetic, positive, mature, professional, diplomatic, motivated, and have a can-do, extra-mile attitude. A commitment to social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources is necessary. Clean driving record and access to reliable transportation required. Must demonstrate physical ability to carry out required tasks. People of color, and from diverse cultural groups, especially encouraged to apply. EOE. No phone calls, please.

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Maple Leaf Farm is seeking a full-time MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT. Responsibilities include small-appliance repair, light carpentry and plumbing, grounds maintenance, and general upkeep of six-building facility. Candidate will be expected to train for water supply operation, fire safety and maintenance. Requires driver’s license. $12/hour, excellent benefit package included.

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Lund Early Childhood Program is a 5 STAR, Reggio-inspired infant/toddler center. We are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals, looking to add to our teaching team. Qualified candidates for this full-time position will have a CDA, a college degree in early childhood education and/ or experience working in a Reggio-inspired environment. We offer a generous benefits package that includes opportunities for professional development and extensive time-off accrual.

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Frog Hollow, a local nonprofit arts and crafts organization, is looking for a temporary gallery assistant to work through the holiday season. The ideal candidate MUST have excellent customer service skills and retail sales experience. Interest in fine Vermont crafts a plus. Please drop off your resume at 85 Church Street in downtown Burlington or email sherri@froghollow.org.

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Abe’s assassination. The script features other cringeworthy moments of presidential homicide humor. And, after nearly two hours of this often-crude tone, a brief reference to the World Trade Center Towers is utterly out of bounds. The considerable talents of Eric Love, Aaron Aubrey and Christopher Scheer shine through the dreck. The sprightly twentysomethings mesh well

The Complete History of America (Abridged), directed by Kim Bent, produced by Lost Nation Theater. City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. October 7-10, Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $20-25. lostnationtheater.org

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time to let the “doddering fool with jelly beans” jokes rest in peace. Near the end of Act I, History reenacts Abraham Lincoln’s murder. A giant, stovepipe-hatted green balloon represents the president’s head. It pops when shot. (The audience gasps.) A disembodied voiceover follows: “Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” Lots of us overuse this hoary line, but usually to bitch about a bad day at work, not to mock

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as an ensemble. They display sage comic timing as stuffy founders Madison (Love), Jefferson (Aubrey) and Franklin (Scheer). The procrastinating progenitors puff on pipes of Monticello Gold while hashing out the Bill of Rights, “due tomorrow,” Madison notes. When Madison frets that too many freedoms will lead people to “piss each other off,” Franklin wisely suggests offsetting rights, granting ones “to carry a gun to shoot each other” and to a speedy trial “after they do.” The old-time radio-show scene, which covers Prohibition through the end of World War II, best shows off the trio’s versatility. Speaking in front of a period microphone, the actors perform a rapidfire array of vintage character voices and sound effects. Love makes a remarkably communicative horse; Scheer, an authoritative, alliterative announcer and weasely Al Capone; Aubrey, a deliciously longwinded FDR. Love’s part requires him to play most of the women’s roles. (He did this delightfully in Complete Shakespeare.) But History’s female characters range from banal (Mrs. Amerigo Vespucci) to bizarre (Lucy Ricardo) to borderline racist (Jo Chi Minh). Love works too hard to save these badly written parts, and his excess effort comes off as hammy. Kim Bent’s uninspired direction means that most scenes unfold with too little movement, stuck at center stage. A few go into frenetic, Keystone Kops overdrive. (Be prepared to get splashed with water.) Donna Stafford’s set includes a Monticelloesque structure that isn’t effectively integrated into the action. Even Cora Fauser’s costumes lack their usual panache. But a four-person team spices up the visuals with witty props, such as Mrs. Vespucci’s holy mackerel. Even divine intervention by the world’s funniest stuffed fish can’t provide salvation for this script. Why Bent and LNT coartistic director Kathleen Keenan decided to stage History is a mystery. I bet Love, Aubrey and Scheer could improvise a more creative show from just about anything else. Say, a dictionary of ichthyology? m

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t the Chubby Muffin, a new breakfast and lunch spot on Oak Street in Burlington’s Old North End, the surprise isn’t the muffins. It’s the burger, which comes on a nonchubby muffin of the English variety. The quarter-pound patties sometimes arrive with a streak of bright pink in the middle; other times they trend closer to well done. But regardless of how the meat is cooked, it’s always juicy and flavorful. Cheddar and “Special Sauce” are included. Spinach, mushrooms, bacon and other fixings can be added for a fee. At $4.95, the Muffin’s basic burger costs about what you’d pay at other shops in the vicinity, says Victor Lawson, whom we found eating there recently. A 2004 Burlington High School grad, Lawson grew up nearby and refers to the eatery’s neighborhood as “pretty rough.” Here’s the surprise: At the new café — owned by Benjy and Jonny Adler, who also own the Burlington and Montpelier Skinny Pancakes — the English muffins are made in-house, the cheese comes from Cabot, and the beef is local. The reasonably priced breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs and pulled pork with slaw are made with Vermont meats, too. That’s not something you’ll find at the momand-pop joint down the street. But at most localvore restaurants around Chittenden County, a burger fix runs $10 to $14. Lawson, who says he’s “jobless like everybody else,” doesn’t really care where the beef grew up as long as the price is right. Like others in the neighborhood, he notes, he initially avoided the Muffin because of a perception that “it’s a hippie joint.” His first visit last Thursday changed his mind. “I feel better about it,” he says. “It’s definitely not a hippie joint.” The Adlers’ Skinny Pancake may not be a “hippie joint,” either, but some local diners see it as a hipster joint — with

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the young professional doesn’t identify with Gordon Gekko. Adler’s brand of enterprise “is the furthest thing from greed,” he insists. “It’s in the immediate self-interest of a socially responsible company to make sure the books are balanced.” Adler is convinced that “consumer power directed with social consciousness” can change the world. To that end, managers at the Pancakes and the Muffin focus on something called the triple bottom line, a way of measuring a company’s success in terms of its ecological and social performance in addition to its financial stats. The goal: “To make local food affordable and accessible and part of people’s everyday diets,” says Adler. But the flagship Skinny Pancake, with its prime location on the Burlington waterfront and prices that creep toward $13 for some of the fanciest items — such as a savory herb crêpe stuffed with local chicken and ham, caramelized onions, Gouda, cheddar and Jarlsberg, and topped with a Dijon cream sauce — doesn’t always feel like a place that serves people from all walks of life. There’s nothing wrong with feeding foodies. But at the Muffin, judging by the clientele, the company’s social mission seems to have come more fully to fruition. During the nine o’clock rush, the staff sells coffee, muffins and breakfast sandwiches to weathered men who zip in and out in battered pickup trucks, young women in exercise attire and professionals taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi. Charlotte Blend, director of development at Rock Point School, fits into the third category. She nibbles on an oversized “chubby” blueberry muffin and sips a double latte as she works on her iPad. Her reason for visiting the spot is its proximity to her daughter’s daycare. “I thought I would come here because it’s in the neighborhood,” she says. Her THE SKINNY ON THE CHUBBY

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months “tweaking and perfecting” his fried chicken with a savory herbed corn waffle. “The gravy on top is unique,” Church says. “It’s made with bacon and bourbon.” More upscale entrées include a New York strip steak with sun-driedtomato hollandaise and a side of caramelized onion and blue cheese bread pudding. Ice creams and sorbets will be made in-house. Other desserts include “brownie spring rolls,” cider doughnut bread pudding and Bananas Foster flambéed tableside. General manager DAVID SULLIVAN, a certified

bright to medium body” and “Rhône style.” A careful selection of less expensive domestic and foreign bottles will share space with the likes of Louis Roederer Cristal and a $550 Harlan Estate cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. Sullivan is hard at work concocting mixed drinks, most of which, Church says, can also be prepared without alcohol. After a 14-month planning process, Church says he feels lucky to have such a strong team behind him. “We’re not just the geographic heart of this town; it’s our community that we also place as central to our mission,” he says. “I want benefit organizations and local grassroots to think of Church & Main when they’re planning their [events].” Sounds good. But for now we’d all just like a look inside.

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After seven and a half years on Swanton Road in St. Albans, NANA’S RESTAURANT will shut its doors on October 30. Owner THERESA JARVIS must close because of poor health, reports her daughter, BOBBI JO MAGNAN. The family has no grand plans for the closing, says Magnan. “Things will just be normal; then we’re walking out.” Before the doors shut at 8 p.m., diners can get their fill of fresh fish, prime rib and turkey dinners in what Magnan calls a “natural, homelike atmosphere.” She adds: “We thank everybody for their business. We’re going to miss seeing a lot of their faces.”

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beef — the gap between local and massmarket prices narrows, he says. The ingredients of the $5 burger are inexpensive enough that Adler can price it according to what he calls “conventional food-service wisdom,” meaning that the customer’s cash covers ingredients and labor and operating costs while giving the eatery a bit of profit. Keeping things running smoothly at multiple operations isn’t easy. Over the years, the often-lackadaisical service at the Burlington Skinny Pancake generated some complaints. So, in the spring, the Adlers decided to hire an expert. Chris Benjamin, formerly the food and beverage director at The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, came on board at the beginning of June. Now all three locations have policies in place to deal with issues such as timeliness and how to greet customers. Benjamin is working on checklists that help staffers “understand the social message, take crêpe orders and spin a crêpe correctly,” among other things. With these systems formalized, Benjamin suggests, all the eateries will be better able to serve guests. Beth Isler, who works at Resource Systems Group — located in the same building as The Skinny Pancake — says she’s noticed a difference in the service since Benjamin came on board. And, after one visit, she’s already impressed with the Muffin. Isler calls her breakfast sandwich “perfect,” praising the homemade English muffin bun and general lack of greasiness. She has another motive for stopping by. “I want to support the ‘affordable food movement,’” Isler says. “Even if the sandwich wasn’t quite as good as it was, I would probably go back just for that … And I love the location.” If the Muffin can keep attracting the frugal lunch crowd along with the idealists, it might plump up the Adlers’ young company, too. 

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property. The Foodbank leases the farm to the pair in exchange for $30,000 worth of produce at wholesale value. That averages out to about 30,000 pounds of food distributed to area food shelves and meal sites. Per the partnership agreement, the Foodbank takes care of the capital cost of the farm, while Locker and Slomin pick up the carrying costs. The Foodbank owns the land and the buildings, while Locker and Slomin own the equipment, including two moveable greenhouses. The pair live at the farm, and Slomin, who is a trained chef, runs the bakery and the farm store where they sell their own produce and valueadded products. Annually, the Foodbank distributes 7.5 million pounds of food to 280 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs around Vermont. Of that, about one million pounds consist of fresh produce, which can come from all over the country. Because most of that produce is shipped, it doesn’t include items that spoil quickly, such as salad greens. But food shelves that pick up produce from Kingsbury can distribute it on the same day, giving their clients access to more than just potatoes, carrots and other food that travels well. So far, says Locker, the first-year partnership with the Foodbank, which both parties refer to as a fellowship, has worked out well. One of the recipients is the Mad


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Just like a traditional ladies’ night, the maiden venture of Girls Nite Out Productions doesn’t allow men in the mix — at least onstage. That’s partly because Steel Magnolias has an all-female cast and partly because GNO formed, earlier this year, to produce “plays and musicals with strong roles for women of all ages ... and men who can take the heat,” says cofounder Janet Stambolian with a laugh. Robert Harling’s beauty-parlor story about the playful and powerful ties among six Louisiana ladies fit the bill, and actor-activist Kathryn Blume was called upon to make her debut as director. It’s “a really top-drawer production,” opines Stambolian, noting that theatergoers can even order from a Magnolias-themed menu at Miguel’s on Main each day of the show. Bleeding Armadillo martini, anyone?

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’ Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8, 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 9, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 10, 2 p.m., at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $14-18. Info, 863-5966.

7-10 | THEATER The Long Haul Tractors aren’t just for haulin’ you-know-what anymore. The East Charlotte Tractor Parade celebrates ag automotives old and new with a more leisurely promenade up Spear Street. Having grown from 20 vehicles in its first year to well more than 80, the parade revs up a couple of days early to celebrate its 10th anniversary, coincidentally scheduled for 10-10-10. Streak ’O Lean and the Starline Rhythm Boys headline a barn dance on Friday night, and Charlotte resident Harv Sharrow dazzles tractor enthusiasts with his restored 1918 Model 1020 International Titan at Saturday’s antique tractor display. A craft fair, pie-eating contest, pony rides and local music build up to Sunday’s 1 p.m. procession, complete with a marching band. Start your engines...

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BARN DANCE Friday, October 8, 6-11 p.m., at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. $10; cash bar. Proceeds benefit the East Charlotte Grange. Info, 4252120. www.oldlantern.com

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business NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER: People learn about sustainable building design at a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility function. William Maclay Architects & Planners, Waitsfield, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-8347, info@vbsr.org.

education COLLEGE NIGHT: High schoolers and their parents chat about programs and financial aid with reps from 120 colleges and universities. Field House, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2040. ‘WRITING AN EFFECTIVE ADMISSIONS ESSAY’: High schoolers learn how to pen themselves into their top colleges through a winning personal statement. Preregistration preferred. VSAC Building, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-6423177.

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film FRENCH FILM SERIES: Cinephiles catch screenings of Christian Carion’s Farewell, Lucas Belvaux’s Rapt, Stéphane Brizé’s Mademoiselle Chambon and more. Showtimes at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily. Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas, Burlington, 1-10 p.m. $10. Info, 865-7166. ‘GET LOW’: A hermit reconnects with his friends and enemies after 40 years, only to throw his own funeral party while he’s still alive. Aaron Schneider directs. Cinema 1, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 7482600. ‘MULTIPLE SARCASMS’: In Brooks Branch’s drama, a miserable architect pens an autobiographical play to make sense of his life. In the meantime, his marriage goes to pieces. Cinema 2, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?’: Director Taggart Siegel and producer Jon Betz hold a special Q&A session after a screening of their 2010 documentary about the disappearance of bees. See calendar spotlight. Marquis Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $8. Info, 388-4841. ‘UN CHIEN ANDALOU’ & ‘SPELLBOUND’: Luis Buñuel’s 1929 French short is a visual blend of surreal images, and ties into the dream sequences of Hitchcock’s 1945 thriller. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

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FRIENDS OF THE ART MUSEUM DAY TRIP: Bus travelers tour Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art and the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Preregister. Middlebury College, 7 a.m. $65-80. Info, 443-2034, asolomon@middlebury.edu.

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.

HISTORIC TOURS: Wander the turrets and balconies of this 19th-century castle boasting brick and marble facades, three floors, and 32 rooms. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $9. Info, 773-3284.

LAMOILLE VALLEY YEAR-ROUND FARMERS ARTISAN MARKET: Farmers and food producers fill Vermonters’ totes with local and organic dining options, including eggs, cider, seeds and cow cheeses. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-1261.

‘KEYS TO CREDIT’: A seminar by the Growing Money Program clears up the confusing world of credit. 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-2567, growingmoney@cvoeo.org. OPEN MIC NIGHT: Local poets, musicians, singers, storytellers and comics unearth hidden talents and step into the limelight. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, cheeses, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178, middleburyfm@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., at Marquis Theater in Middlebury. $8. Info, 388-4841. Thursday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., at Big Picture Theater & Café in Waitsfield. $8. Info, 496-8994. www.bigpicturetheater.info

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Albert Einstein reportedly once said, “Without bees, man would only have four years of life left.” With the growing buzz about colony collapse disorder and the disappearance of honeybees comes a different kind of “bee-movie” — Portland, Ore., filmmaker Taggart Siegel’s investigation of the hive workers, which examines their impact on the food chain and human culture through 10,000 years of beekeeping history. Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? charts the development of the world’s first bee sanctuary, and interviews farmers, philosophers and scientists across the globe about our delicate balance with nature. “The message here is vital,” says the Oregonian of the award-winning documentary, and Siegel, producer Jon Betz and local beekeepers spread it — in person — at Vermont screenings this week. Be sure to flutter by.

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

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.

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kids Music Seeds Demo Class: Children and their caregivers use beanbags, parachutes and scarves in music and movement activities. Session for newborns to age 2, 9:30-10 a.m.; session for ages 2 to 4, 10:15-10:45 a.m. North End Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10 a.m. & 10:15-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 8634220. Peter the Music Man: Educator Peter Alsen lets preschoolers try out various instruments at a fun intro to music theory. Colchester Meeting House, 12:30-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.

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, rufpat@yahoo.com. Steve Baughman: This fingerstylin’ musician from San Fran is ranked with the world’s best acoustic guitarists. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 456-8711, dadgad@sover.net.

outdoors 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, info@vermontcornmaze.com.

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People’s Forum: Incumbents and candidates discuss their plans for health care, children and the economy. Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

talks Aram Yengoyan: A professor of the University of California at Davis looks into the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and the Armenian Genocide in “No War, No Peace.” Preregister. L300, Lafayette Hall, UVM, Burlington, 10:40 a.m. Free. Info, 656-3131, rgordon@uvm.edu. Ariel Zevon: In “Supporting Local Farms and Connecting Them to Their Community,” the founder of Local Agricultural Community Exchange recaps her own experiences. 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, ataplow@ vtlink.net. Burack Lecture Series: Going somewhere? The University of Washington’s Anne Vernez Moudon points out how land use and transportation can contribute to improved health in “Physical Activity and Travel.” Room 413, UVM Waterman Building, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1312. Hanna Gray: What are the “Uses (and Misuses) of the University Today”? The University of Chicago president emeritus looks into perceptions and trends relating to higher education. Norwich Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. Ilan Stevens: An Amherst College professor explains the role of Latino writers in American literature. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. Jan Albers: Looking at the Vermont landscape, this historian and author of Hands on the Land pinpoints some of the historical forces that played

a role in shaping it. Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902.

of the Pelican. Whiting Library, Chester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 875-2277.

John Cole: The founding director of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress covers “The Ups and Downs of Jefferson’s Legacy.” Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture: Lyndon State College music professor William Cotte celebrates the transcendental qualities of composer Anton Bruckner’s music in “Cathedrals in Sound.” Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 1:30 p.m. $5. Info, 253-9011. ‘Partners in Dialogue: Reconciliation Through Understanding and Cooperation’: A two-day conference of panel discussions addresses violence, questions about marriage and family, environmental issues, and threats to the common good through the lens of different religions. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. Peter Galbraith: The former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia provides food for thought in “The Afghanistan Question,” where he considers whether the war is winnable or important. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Peter Lackowski & Kathy Kelley: An activist and an author open up about “The Wars of Vermont and the United States: Honduras and Iraq.” Community Room, Burlington College, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. Physics Colloquium: The University of New South Wales’ professor Oleg P. Sushkov simplifies “Spin Spirals in Underdoped Cuprates: Theory and Experiment.” Room A413, Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005. Robert C. Jones: Those loco for locomotives get an inside look at freight-train operations from this retired teacher, author and former railroad worker. Milton Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 3632598, abtempleton2@comcast.net. Susan Cooke Kittredge: In “The Unseen Alistair Cooke,” the daughter of the late journalist shines light on his life beyond reporting. Rutland Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860, info@vermont humanities.org. Terry Creach: The postmodern choreographer and director of Creach/Company sparks a conversation about the creation of art. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 12:30 p.m. Free; bring a lunch. Info, 443-3168.

theater ‘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 Drawer Boy’: An actor observes the lives of two farmers to polish his role, and slowly uncovers what binds the old bachelors together in Michael Healey’s drama. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, Waterbury Center, 7:30 p.m. $20-22. Info, 498-3755. ‘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 Nancy Jay Crumbine: By examining the poetry of Dickinson, Kenyon, Rumi and Kabir, the Dartmouth College professor identifies the language of spirituality. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 301. ‘Prophetic Odyssey’: What happened after Moses died? A study group peruses the prophetic writings to quench its thirst for knowledge. Temple Sinai, South Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5125. Vermont Reads Lecture & Book Discussion: Vermont Humanities Council scholar Eric Bye oversees a chat about Katherine Paterson’s The Day

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etc. Aging Expo: Consultations and informational exhibits provide seniors with resources for living a quality lifestyle. St. Albans City Hall, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-2444. Antiques Appraisal Show: Vermont appraiser James Marquis reveals the cash value of home treasures at this church benefit. Call to preregister for a slot. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 5-9 p.m. $2 admission; $5 appraisal for one item or $10 for three. Info, 899-3379. 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. Community Double-Crostic Puzzle: Rick Winston demystifies the process of solving lettered clues and numbered blanks, and shows critical thinkers how to construct their own brain teaser. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Fall Rummage Sale: Assorted items supply ample browsing opportunities. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6515. Historic Tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

film French Film Series: See WED.06, 1-10 p.m. ‘Get Low’: See WED.06, 7 p.m. ‘Lurking in the Trees’: This 30-minute documentary about the Asian longhorned beetle’s destruction in Worcester, Mass., educates viewers on the invasive insect and its influence on Vermont landscapes. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-0200. ‘Multiple Sarcasms’: See WED.06, 7 p.m. ‘Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?’: See WED.06, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $8. Info, 496-8994.

food & drink ‘Cocktails Curing Cancer’: Food and prizes augment a happy hour benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. $15-20; cash bar. Info, 223-0206. ‘Cooking Close to Home: In Season’: Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz, coauthors of Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes, recommend recipes for produce typically found in farm shares or home gardens. Shelburne Farms, 5:307:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8686. Lake Willoughby Farmers & Artisan Market: Performances by local musicians join produce, eggs, lemonade, gemstone jewelry, sun catchers and more to lure buyers throughout the warm months. Long Pond Road, Westmore, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 525-8842. ‘Share the Harvest’: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont teams up with approximately 80 food markets and restaurants to support a farm-share program for low-income families. Various locations statewide, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Cost varies according to location and order. Info, 434-4122.

South Royalton Farmers Market: More than a dozen vendors peddle various locally grown agricultural goods and unique crafts. Town Green, South Royalton, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8087. Winooski Farmers Market: Area growers and bakers offer their soil-grown and homemade wealth for shoppers to bring home. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 734-6175, wfm@ winooskidowntown.com.

kids ‘Food for Thought’ Library Volunteers: Pizza sparks discussion of books and library projects for teens. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. 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. PJ Story Time: Kids in nighttime clothes catch a tale and make a craft before bed. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2151. Preschool Story Hour: Picture books and crafts captivate early bookworms. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2366.

music Burlington Songwriters: Lyricists share and critique original works. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 859-1822.

outdoors Corn Maze: See WED.06, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mystery in the Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunset Aquadventure Foliage Paddle: Paddlers of all abilities relish the fiery autumn colors visible from the Waterbury Reservoir. Preregister by 4:30 p.m.; meet at A-Side Swim Beach; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 5-7 p.m. $2-3 includes boat rentals; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.

politics Down-Ticket Downtown Debate: Candidates for secretary of state and auditor of accounts face off in an action-packed night of debating hosted by Seven Days, Channel 17 and Common Good Vermont. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m., Free. Info, 864-5684. Meet the Candidates: Marselis Parsons facilitates separate Q&A sessions with candidates for governor Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin on the topic of health-care reform. Space is limited; preregister. Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, 11:50 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Free. Info, 865-4560. People’s Forum: See WED.06, Franklin County Senior Center, St. Albans, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

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Bruce Winstein: The Samuel Allison Distinguished Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago discusses the work of Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, with regard to his interest in modern science and cosmology. Robert A. Jones House, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. Dr. simona sharoni: The chair of the gender and women’s studies department draws in lessons from Israel, Palestine and Ireland in “Engendering Demilitarization.” Cardinal Lounge. Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-3002. Florence KainDaneh: The Fulbright scholar-inresidence turns the topic to “Gender, Conflict and Peace-Building in Sierra Leone.” Cardinal Lounge. Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-3002. helene lang: Whodunit? British author Agatha Christie offers insight into her famous detective novels in this living-history presentation by a retired UVM professor of literature and literacy. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 476-5965. michael tougias: The author of 14 tomes explores the rich history of New England’s longest waterway in “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River.” Grange Hall, North Chittenden, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 483-6471. nuclear PoWer Discussion: Speakers Oleg Bodrov, Andreqy Ivanov and Ludmila Kuryndina share perspectives on nuclear decommissioning in Russia. Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 12:452 p.m. Free. Info, 257-0336. ron Kelley & leslie mattheWs: An entomologist and an environmental scientist, respectively, explore the subject of “Exotic Invasive Plant and Insect Threats to Green River Reservoir and Beyond.” Green Mountain Technology & Career Center, Hyde Park, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 279-7789. ‘the cost oF cuts at uVm’: United Academics leads a discussion of the university’s shrinking budget, higher tuition and heavier workload for faculty and staff in recognition of the nationwide Day to Defend Public Education. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-4171.

‘amaDeus’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m. ‘clouD 9’: The UVM Department of Theatre presents Caryl Churchill’s thought-provoking satire about sex and love, complete with gender-bending, time-traveling characters. Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $7-18. Info, 656-2094.

‘lucKy stiFF’: Harry Witherspoon is heir to his uncle’s fortune, on one condition: He must cart the dead body around for a fun-filled Monte Carlo vacation. The Lamoille County Players present this over-the-top comedy. Hyde Park Opera House, 7 p.m. $12-18. Info, 888-4507.

‘this KinD oF close: stories oF loVe’: Caitlin Dennis, ‘06, directs a collection of scenes exploring the butterflies of new love, sibling bonds, flirtations and more. Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $4. Info, 443-3168.

words Bette moFFett: A longtime Brandon resident revisits the past in her memoir Roots Shoots and Wings, which chronicles her life from 1924 to ‘59. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. DyaD communication: Participants learn to speak and truly be heard in this evening of contemplative conversation. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 6:15-8:45 p.m. $5; donations accepted. Info, 5225855. James taBor: The author of Blind Descent, a story about finding the deepest cave on Earth, briefs listeners on its plot. Phoenix Books, Essex, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. Katherine Paterson: The author of the Vermont Reads 2010 pick, The Day of the Pelican, answers questions about the book. A reception and book signing follow. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 262-2626, ext. 306. laBan carricK hill: The Burlingtonian author of Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave introduces readers to this important historical figure. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. 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.

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Domestic Violence aWareness month launch: A short march of solidarity from Burlington City Hall precedes remarks by seven notable speakers, including Major General Michael Dubie, state legislator Kesha Ram and Seven Days writer Ken Picard. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 658-3131, ext. 1062.

dance 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. Barn Dance: Streak ’O Lean and the Starline Rhythm Boys headline a hootenanny kicking off the 10th annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade. See calendar spotlight. Old Lantern, Charlotte, 6 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 425-2120.

BooK sale: Pages of words exchange hands at a bookmobile fundraiser. Municipal Building, Lyndonville, noon-6 p.m. Free. Info, 626-5475. Fall rummage sale: See THU.07, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m. historic tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. tertulia latina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440. tours oF the conserVation laB: Museum director of preservation and conservation Rick Kerschner, objects conservator Nancie Ravenel and paintings conservator Pam Betts clear up the process of keeping paintings, textiles and carousel art in good condition. Preregister. Shelburne Museum, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3346, ext. 3305, cwalsh@shelburnemuseum.org.

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fairs & festivals east charlotte tractor ParaDe: Antique and modern farm vehicles rumble down Spear Street to kick off a town party. Festivities include a barn dance on Friday; tractor displays, a farmers market and a craft fair on Saturday; and a pie-eating contest, local music and the parade on Sunday. See calendar spotlight. Various locations, East Charlotte, 6-11 p.m. $10 for barn dance. Info, 425-4444. monKton creates: Exhibitions, film screenings, pie contests, live music, dance events and arts celebrations raise funds for the East Monkton Church Association and the Monkton Boro Schoolhouse restoration project. Various locations, Monkton, 8 p.m. Info, 453-3795, monkton.talk@gmail.com. stoWe Foliage arts FestiVal: Music, food and entertainment provide refreshing pauses for those surveying pottery, blown glass, hand-woven scarves and more from 185-plus artists and artisans. Topnotch Field, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8; free for kids. Info, 253-7321.

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film ‘caramel’: Cinephiles screen Nadine Labaki’s 2007 romantic comedy about females living in Beirut as part of the Gender and Women’s Studies Film Series. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-5643002.

In celebration of Django Reinhardt’s 100th birthday, guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola has assembled a topnotch quintet for a searing tribute to this gypsy jazz legend.

‘moVing miDWay’: Filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire attends a screening of his 2007 documentary about his family’s Southern plantation. Grab a slice of pie as the winners of Monkton’s annual pie contest are announced. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 877-6737. ‘queen oF the sun: What are the Bees telling us?’: See WED.06. The film screens four times daily through October 15. Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas, Burlington, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. $5-9. Info, 864-4742.

food & drink aPPle FestiVal: Candy makers create caramelcovered fruit confections in open demonstrations. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. chelsea Farmers marKet: A 35-year-old town-green tradition supplies shoppers with meat, cheese, vegetables, fine crafts and weekly entertainment. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 685-7726, chelseacommunitymarket@ gmail.com.

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the cashore marionettes: A master puppeteer sets scenes of everyday life to the music of Beethoven, Vivaldi and other classical composers in “Life in Motion” and “Simple Gifts.” Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 7 p.m. $5-10. Info, 468-1119.

‘the light in the Piazza’: While on a tour of the Tuscan countryside, a protective American mother tries to break up the budding romance between her daughter and a handsome Florentine in this musical by the Stowe Theatre Guild. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10-22. Info, 253-3961, tickets@stowetheatre.com.

BooK & BaKe sale: Browse through more than 6000 used tomes and a selection of baked goods, including cakes, pies, cookies, breads and brownies. St. Luke’s Church, St. Albans, 1-6 p.m. Free. Info, 524-6212.

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‘steel magnolias’: Audiences eavesdrop on the gossip, bickering, and sassy and heartfelt advice doled out in a small-town beauty parlor in this play by Girls Nite Out Productions. See calendar spotlight. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14-18. Info, 863-5966.

‘the glass menagerie’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m.

2010 alltech Fei WorlD equestrian games VieWing Party: Filly fans horse around at a local screening of the games, held in the U.S. for the first time this year. Marsh Life Science Building, UVM, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-7460.

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‘Death oF a salesman’: Christopher Lloyd stars in Arthur Miller’s heartbreaking tale about achieving the American Dream, presented by Weston Playhouse. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $29. Info, 382-9222.

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‘the comPlete history oF america — aBriDgeD’: Lost Nation Theater squashes 600 years of history into 6000 seconds in a show described as “‘The Daily Show’ meets the Marx Brothers.” See review, this issue. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $5-25. Info, 229-0492.

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Fair Haven Farmers Market: Community entertainment adds flair to farm produce. Fair Haven Park, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-282-9781. Five Corners Farmers Market: Farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an open-air exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-6701 or 355-3143, essexcommunityfarmersmarket@yahoo.com. ‘Foodways Fridays’: Historic recipes get a revival as folks learn how heirloom garden veggies become seasonal dishes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-12. Info, 457-2355. Hardwick Farmers Market: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Route 15 West, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337, hardwickfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Hartland Farmers Market: Everything from freshly grown produce to specialty food abounds at outdoor stands highlighting the local plenitude. Hartland Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 4362500, hartlandfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Localvore Community Dinner: 2009 Vermont Chamber Chef of the Year Gerry Nooney stirs up dishes made from vegetables, fruits, cheeses and meat procured through local food networks. The featured farm is Warren’s Kingsbury Garden Market. Timbers Restaurant, Warren, 7 p.m. $35 plus tax and tip. Info, 583-6800. Ludlow Farmers Market: Merchants divide a wealth of locally farmed products, artisanal eats and unique crafts. Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 734-3829. Lyndonville Farmers Market: Ripe fruits and veggies highlight an outdoor sale of locally grown eats. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 533-7455, lyndonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Richmond Farmers Market: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melodycentered market connecting farmers and cooks. Loggerhead supply folk and bluegrass music, 5-6 p.m. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-5273.

music ‘An Evening of Romantic Chamber Music’: Pianist Elizabeth Metcalfe, violinist Michael Dabroski and hornist Alan Parshley pitch in on Johannes Brahms’ Trio and shorter works. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-15; free for ages 15 and under with a paying adult. Info, 864-0471. Benjamin Moser: The concert pianist has appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest German Philharmonic. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 775-0903.

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Camerata New England: An esteemed chamber ensemble reproduces Romantic period works by Mendelsson, Dvořák, Schubert and Mahler. Lebanon Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $19-32; free for ages 17 and under. Info, 603-448-0400. François Clemmons: The artist-in-residence offers a mixture of joyful songs ranging from spirituals to Gershwin. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

Craft Demonstration: Lincoln’s Barbara Ekedahl uses traditional Japanese tools as her woodblock prints take shape. Art on Main, Bristol, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info, 453-4032.

Sones de México Ensemble Chicago: A Grammy-nominated sextet focuses on Mexican folk styles with an impressive array of traditional instruments, four-part vocal arrangements and folkloric dance. See calendar spotlight. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 656-4455.

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Pink Party: Attendees help support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer through a group motorcycle ride, a fashion show, prize giveaways and cake. Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4778.

Taiko Drumming Concert: The Burlington Taiko Group wraps up a 10-day rhythm residency by performing with IAA students. Integrated Arts Academy, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free; $5 donation accepted. Info, 864-8475, jklima@bsdvt.org.

outdoors Corn Maze: See WED.06, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mystery in the Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ‘Staying Found’: Wilderness wanderers learn how to navigate with compasses and maps. Meet at B-Side Playground; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6-7 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.

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Barn Dance: Red Stellar & the Workin’ Man Band, and Tommy and the Tricksters set the tone for a rollicking and rustic dance. Kristy’s Korner, Grand Isle, 8 p.m.-midnight. $10; ages 21 and up only; bring your own beer. Info, 899-7091 or 655-4922. Guest Artist Workshop Series: Ellen SmithAhern introduces students to contemporary techniques and movement material for collaborative dances. Space is limited; call to preregister. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 10 a.m. -noon. $36; $18 for drop-ins. Info, 229-4676. ‘Homegrown In the Tradition’: A live orchestra provides tunes for traditional-dance favorites such as “Money Musk” and “Portland Fancy.” Bring a dish for a dessert potluck. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8. Info, 225-8921. Norwich Contra Dance: A caller organizes feet in soft-soled shoes to live tunes by Northern Spy. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8-11 p.m. $8; free for under 16; donations accepted for seniors. Info, 785-4607, rbarrows@cs.dartmouth.edu.

Wildflower Wander: Flora fans spy late bloomers on an identification walk, while kids get busy with leaf prints and more. Meet at Nature Center; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

‘Syren’s Hope for CDH’ Benefit Dance: The Nobby Reed Project headlines a dance-floor fundraiser for Global CDH, a nonprofit helping babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Knights of Columbus, St. Albans, 6-10 p.m. $15. Info, 309-4267.

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‘Amadeus’: See WED.06, 7 p.m.

Book & Bake Sale: See FRI.08, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

‘Cloud 9’: See THU.07, 7:30 p.m.

Book Sale: See FRI.08, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

‘Death of a Salesman’: See THU.07, 7:30 p.m.

Community Day: Snow hounds learn what’s new for the ski season and amuse themselves with foliage rides, the zip line, a harvest buffet and tunes by Phineas Gage. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 9 a.m. Various prices. Info, 800-537-8427.

‘Lucky Stiff’: See THU.07, 7 p.m. ‘Steel Magnolias’: See THU.07, 8 p.m. ‘The Complete History of America — Abridged’: See THU.07, 8 p.m.

‘Crafty Second Saturdays’: History buffs learn about book engravings, the trade of 1800s Thetford resident William B. Closson. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. Regular museum admission, $3-5; free for children under 5. Info, 828-2180.

‘The Drawer Boy’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Edgar Allan Poe Show’: In a dark barn, thespians retell the American writer’s most harrowing tales, as well as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant, Bristol, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 989-7226. ‘The Glass Menagerie’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m.

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Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher: The renowned Price Edward Island duo perform folk music. North End Studio, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713.

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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.

Carolyn Malikowski demonstrate brewing, cooking, woodworking and more. Old Constitution House, Windsor, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $2.50; free for ages 14 and under. Info, 674-6628.

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Westford Farmers Market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 370-4077, info@westfordfarmersmarketvt.org.

Pageant Rehearsal: Vermonters organize a song celebration of American folk icon Pete Seeger. All Together Now, East Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1461 or 223-1242.

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ar ‘The Imaginary Invalid’: Romantic yS wans on triangles, mistaken identities and hypochondria meld in Constance Congdon’s adaptation Giant Annual Book Sale: Thousands of gently of the Molière classic, presented by Pendragon used tomes await new readers. Pierson Library, Theatre. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. Shelburne, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. $10-20. Info, 518-523-2512. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In: Two dozen stout ‘The Light in the Piazza’: See THU.07, 8 p.m. squashes duke it out for the heavyweight title ‘This Kind of Close: Stories of Love’: See while onlookers amuse themselves with hayrides THU.07, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. to the pumpkin patch. Sam Mazza’s Family Farm, Colchester, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 655-3440.

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Jay Parini: The Vermont author and poet — best known for penning the novel The Last Station — introduces lit lovers to “The Books That Changed America.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 864-3516. Poetry Slam: Poets deliver polished readings of original work. Designhaus, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5019.

Historic Tour of UVM: Folks register online, then meet at Ira Allen’s statue to tour the campus’ modest early clapboards and grand Victorians, led by professor emeritus William Averyt. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 6568673. Historic Tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ‘History Happens!’: Catch traditional activities in action as 18th-century reenactors Carl and

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, info@ preservationburlington.org. Willow Moon Farm Open House: Visitors get to know the farm through tours, cheesemaking and milking demos, cheese tastings, games, live music, and playtime with the kids (of the goat variety). Willow Moon Farm, Plainfield, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 454-0191, kim@willowmoonfarm.com. Willowell Open House: A local nonprofit expresses its mission, land philosophy, plans and current programs over food and meetings with the board and staff. Willowell Foundation, Monkton, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 453-6195. 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. Yard Sale: Bargain hunters sift through toys, clothing, household items, furniture and more to support Regal Gymnastics Academy’s competitive team. 16 Tigan Street, Winooski, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 655-3300.

fairs & festivals Art in the Park Festival: Handicrafts and fine art attract buyers and gawkers, who can also sample diverse food and music. Main Street Park, Rutland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0356. Bean & Brew Festival: Greensboro Bend’s Hill Farmstead Brewery and other “nano” breweries set up shop alongside local coffee roasters and a giant ski sale. Live tunes by Copper Kettle. International Room, Jay Peak Resort, Jay, ski sale and coffee, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; live music and brews, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission; $12 for 10 draught-beer tickets. Info, 327-2500. Community Apple Festival: Fruit fans transform the fall crop into cider and donuts through pressing and boiling demos. Turkey Hill Farm, Randolph Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 7287064. East Charlotte Tractor Parade: See FRI.08, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fall Craft Fair: Dazzling jewelry, distinctive home décor, knitted items and homemade treats await shoppers. Proceeds benefit the work of the church. Second Congregational Church, Jeffersonville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 644-2721. Harpoon Octoberfest: Suds hounds grab their lederhosen to celebrate the season brewerystyle, with live German oompah bands, authentic knockwurst and bratwurst, and a 5K benefit run on Sunday. Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, noon-6 p.m. $15 includes two drink tickets; ID required; free for ages 12 and under; $30 entry fee for Road Race. Info, 888-427-7666, ext. 3. Harvest Weekend: A husking bee and various 19th-century farm activities such as ciderpressing, butter-making and apple-drying end in an afternoon barn dance. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $312. Info, 457-2355. Monkton Creates: See FRI.08, 3-8:30 p.m.

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Stowe Foliage artS FeStival: See FRI.08, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tibet FeStival: A celebration of the Asian country includes art exhibits, crafts, music, dance and traditional food. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 399-6661.

film ‘big FlickS at the Paramount’: A revived theater works its way through the most popular films of all time, such as this week’s Hitchcock thriller, Rear Window. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $4-6. Info, 775-0903. ‘breathleSS’: Jean-Luc Godard’s debut feature film charts the journey of a fugitive on the run in Paris. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘liFe During wartime’: This loose sequel to Todd Solondz’s Happiness probes the boundaries of love and forgiveness. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 8:45 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘Queen oF the Sun: what are the beeS telling uS?’: See FRI.08, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Silent-Film night: New Hampshire composer Jeff Rapsis improvises film scores to Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Kid, as well as two shorts, “Cops” and “Never Weaken.” Proceeds support the town hall’s ongoing renovation. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 603-236-9237. ‘tibet in Song’: Filmmaker Ngawang Choephel, who was imprisoned during the making of this documentary, introduces the film about the country’s traditional folk music and cultural repression. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

food & drink 110th chicken Pie SuPPer: Savory pastries take center stage at this venerable community tradition. Seatings every hour, starting at 4:30 p.m. Jericho Congregrational Church, Jericho Center, 4:30-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 899-4911. aPPle FeStival: See FRI.08, 2-4 p.m.

caPital city FarmerS market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. NECI students oversee a squashtasting demo. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

Derby FarmerS market: Chemical-free veggies and other seasonal eats are up for grabs. Elks Lodge, Derby, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 3342580.

enoSburg FallS FarmerS market: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

milton FarmerS market: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton Grange, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-7734.

ranDolPh FarmerS market: Open-air stalls boast crops straight from the soil, prepared foods, farm products and tchotchkes. Central Street, Randolph, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 728-9123. rutlanD county FarmerS market: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. ‘Sauerkraut, kimchi anD you!’: Someone’s in the kitchen with lacto-fermentation; preregister to join this hands-on workshop. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, jaquithpubliclibrary@hotmail.com. Shelburne FarmerS market: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses and local novelties grace outdoor tables at a presentation of the season’s best. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2472.

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waitSFielD FarmerS market: Local bands enliven an outdoor outlet for homegrown herbs, flowers and fruits, and handmade breads, cheeses and syrups. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027.

health & fitness St. albanS memory walk: Participants take a stand against an incurable disease by covering a 2.5-mile route to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Taylor Park, St. Albans, registration, 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 524-6534, amanda. wilson@genesishcc.com. Zumba claSS: A high-energy dance-fitness exercise with the Timberlane Physical Therapy team raises funds for the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Shelburne Town Hall, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 862-4265.

kids norton JuSter: The celebrated children’s author of The Phantom Tollbooth shares his latest picture book, The Odious Ogre. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189. orienteering: An hourlong clinic boosts navigational skills for a map-and-compass activity course. Shelburne Farms, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $10-12 per adult/child pair; $5 for each additional child. Info, 985-8686. SaturDay StorieS: Picture books catch the attention of kids of all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 8780313. ‘SPookS, SPlaSh anD SuPPer’: Boo! Kids ages 3 to 12 engage in water activities, competitive races, pizza and ice cream sundaes at this “haunted pool party.” Preregister. Branon’s Pools, St. Albans, 4-6 p.m. $15. Info, 825-5481.

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miDDlebury FarmerS market: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

olD-FaShioneD chicken Pie SuPPer: Growling bellies guide folks to this town tradition, prepared by Shelburne bakers and cooks. Look for mouthwatering dishes such as maple squash, biscuits and pumpkin pie. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 4:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 985-3981.

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DiScover FooD & wine: Local specialty foods are sandwiched in between a selection of fine domestic and international wines. Jazz and blues performer Jenni Johnson delivers the soundtrack. Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 5-7:30 p.m. $29 includes 12 wine tastings, souvenir glass and food samples. Info, 800-451-8752.

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.

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chicken Pie SuPPer: Community members come for the comfort food, including homemade pies, potatoes, squash and coleslaw. Proceeds benefit the church and the McIndoe Falls Community Preservation Group. Congregational Church, Barnet, 5 p.m. $5-10. Info, 633-3605.

northweSt FarmerS market: Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Local artists Karen DayVath, 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.

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mount tom FarmerS market: Twenty-five purveyors of garden-fresh crops, pasta, herbs and spices set up shop for the morning. Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 763-8617.

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The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.

music James Cotton Blues Band: The Blues Hall of Famer revives the acoustic blues tradition through original songs, stories and performance pieces. The special guest is Guy Davis. Lebanon Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $28-38. Info, 603-448-0400. John Colvert: Real-life loves and tragedies are the core of this singer-songwriter’s haunting acoustic and Americana melodies. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 2470050. Livingston Taylor: Folk singing and back-porch storytelling work together as the American artist journeys through hits such as “I Will Be In Love With You.” Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $10-28. Info, 476-8188. Paul Sullivan: A Grammywinning pianist and composer performs jazz and classical blends solo. Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 775-4301. Recorder Playing Group: Musicians produce early folk and baroque melodies. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0030, info@prestomusic.net. The Kind Buds: An acoustic duo raises guitar refrains. Spruce Peak at Stowe, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 877-977-7823, kitty@thekindbuds.com. ‘The Mellow Yellow Experience’: A local band recreates groovy sounds of the psychedelic era in a multimedia concert. Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls, 7 p.m. $13-15. Info, 933-6171. The Sky Blue Boys: Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner let loose ballads, parlor songs, sacred numbers and original works. Optional potluck, 5:30 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 456-7054.

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Vermont Roller Derby: ‘Night of the Living Dames Bout!’: The Green Mountain Derby Dames wrap up their season in a ghoulish spar with the Central Mass Petticoat Punishers. Partial proceeds benefit Save Our Strays. Robert E. Miller Centre. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 6 p.m. $6-15. Info, 863-5966.

talks Adam Boyce: The historical interpreter works live fiddling and humorous sketches into a portrayal of Vermont’s traveling entertainer Charles Ross Taggart. Richford Town Hall, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 8483313. Intro to Buddhism: Know what nam-myohorenge-kyo means? Find out at this primer on the Eastern religion. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

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The Great Rutland Race: Teams of two complete physical and intellectual challenges — tackling mazes, scavenger hunts and brain teasers — to support the Pink Ribbon Diva Foundation and the Rutland Parks & Recreation Fund. Preregistration is preferred. Amtrak Station, Rutland, 9 a.m. $60 per team. Info, 282-4464.

‘Death of a Salesman’: See THU.07, Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $25-39. Info, 863-5966.

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Till Fellner: An accomplished Austrian pianist demonstrates his keyboard command in three works by Beethoven. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6-24. Info, 443-3168.

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

Fall Foliage Frolic: Crunchy leaves add an autumnal soundtrack to a woods walk examining the archaeological remains of old farmsteads. Meet at History Hike parking lot; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m.-noon. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. ‘Making Tracks & Seeing Skins’: Explorers look for signs of furry friends by using track molds, plaster of Paris and more. Meet at the Nature Center; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. Mystery in the Corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Night Ghost Hike: Flashlight holders spy owls, bats and other denizens of the dark on a journey to Ricker Cemetery, where Vermont ghost tales await. Meet at History Hike parking lot; call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103. Saw-Whet Owl Banding: Sharp-eyed birders scan branches at Snake Mountain for the seldomseen, soda-can-sized bird of prey. Call for directions. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206.

Met Live in HD: Catamount Arts Center: Bryn Terfel stars in the Metropolitan Opera’s highdef broadcast of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. $16-23. Info, 748-2600. Met Live in HD: Loew Auditorium: See above listing. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $10-27.50. Info, 603-646-2422. Met Live in HD: Town Hall Theater: See above listing. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 1 p.m. $22. Info, 388-1436. ‘Queen City Radio Hour’: Veteran radio stars and guests present such gems as “Slender Pickens’ Rural Dating & Mating Service” and other music, comedy and spoken-word acts to be broadcast later. Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5966. ‘Steel Magnolias’: See THU.07, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘The Complete History of America — Abridged’: See THU.07, 8 p.m. ‘The Drawer Boy’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Edgar Allan Poe Show’: See FRI.08, 8 p.m. ‘The Glass Menagerie’: See WED.06, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘The Imaginary Invalid’: See FRI.08, 8 p.m. ‘The Light in the Piazza’: See THU.07, 8 p.m. ‘This Kind of Close: Stories of Love’: See THU.07, 8 p.m.

words Archer Mayor: The author of a Vermont-based mystery series starring detective Joe Gunther previews his latest novel, Red Herring. See book review, this issue. Phoenix Books, Essex, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. Reeve Lindbergh: The author of works for children and adults — including a memoir of her parents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh — signs copies of her books. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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‘Modern Improvisation, Technique & Composition’: On-the-spot movements and technical exercises allow dancers to explore choreographed phrases. Burlington Dances, 3-5 p.m. $1518. Info, 863-3369, info@burlingtondances.com.

environment 350.org Global Work Party: Middlebury: Folks start the 10th day of the 10th month of the millennium’s 10th year with yoga practice before joining community projects that work toward a clean-energy future. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. 350.org Global Work Party: Tunbridge: Sustainability plays a central role in a “grease vehicle exhibit,” town forest tour, panel discussions, a community potluck and a benefit concert. Tunbridge Town Hall, Tunbridge, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 431-3433, folkbloke@hotmail.com. 350.org Global Work Party: White River Junction: Townsfolk spark a raspberry revolution by planting bushes to permanently improve the local landscape. A community party follows at Lyman Point Park, 5:30-8:30 p.m. South Main Street, White River Junction, 1-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, Karunaspirit@gmail.com. Town Pond Planting: As part of the 350.org Global Work Party, local environmentalists plant trees, shrubs and wetland greens. Phineas Gage play live music, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free screening of No Impact Man, 1 p.m. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 496-8994.

etc. Book & Bake Sale: See FRI.08, 10 a.m.noon. Burlington Area Scrabble Club: Triple-lettersquare seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 862-7558. Chess Club: Tabletop warriors do battle at the behest of players of all ages and abilities. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. Fall Fashion Extravaganza: Forty-plus models parade independent designs, recycled accessories and rebuilt apparel at a benefit for Transition Town White River Junction. Tip Top Café, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. $12; cash bar. Info, 295-6487. 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. Giant Annual Book Sale: See SAT.09, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. Historic Tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ‘History Happens!’: See SAT.09, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

‘Nature’s Invaders’: Invasive plants get the boot at this informational workshop, followed by the removal of nonnative honeysuckle. Preregister. Education Barn, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $25. Info, 434-3068. Open Barn Party: An equine-themed celebration welcomes western trainer Cassie Kennet with face painting, jumping demos, pony rides and prizes. Enniskerry Farm, Colchester, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 872-9992. Yard Sale: See SAT.09, 1-4 p.m.

fairs & festivals 19th-Century Apple & Harvest Festival: Johnny Appleseed (or a living-history version of him) roams the land at this cider-pressing, heirloom-tomato tasting and crafting extravaganza. Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-10. Info, 765-4484. Art in the Park Festival: See SAT.09, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Community Apple Festival: See SAT.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Charlotte Tractor Parade: See FRI.08, 11 a.m. Fall Festival: This new incarnation of Dog Mountain’s Dog Fest still includes our four-legged friends. Activities range from a birthday party for the late artist and dog lover Stephen Huneck to a hot dog barbecue to doggie dancing. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 800-4492580. Harpoon Octoberfest: See SAT.09, noon-6 p.m. Harvest & Courage Celebration: Green entrepreneur, urban farmer and social-justice leader Brenda Palms-Barber keynotes a celebration of the land, the harvest and the community. Knoll Farm, Waitsfield, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5690. Harvest Weekend: See SAT.09, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monkton Creates: See FRI.08, 5-9 p.m. NEFCU Third Annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta & Festival: Unconventional rowers hollow out humongous gourds in a jack-o’-lantern speed competition on Lake Champlain. Crafts, pie-eating contests and a pet costume contest round out the affair. Proceeds benefit Linking Learning to Life’s PILOT program. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; races begin at noon. Free to watch. Info, 951-8849. Pumpkin Festival: Horse-drawn wagons cart families to fields of orange orbs, and cider pressing, farm tours, boat rides and a “bike-in” complement the pick of the patch. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per car. Info, 785-4737. Stowe Foliage Arts Festival: See FRI.08, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’: Edgar Wright directs this visual draw for the digital generation, in which an underdog must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven supervillain exes. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink Apple Festival: See FRI.08, 2-4 p.m. Harvest Dinner: Diners deck their plates with turkey and all the trimmings. St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte, 11 a.m. $6-11. Info, 928-3362. Local Foods Cooking Class: Vermont-grown ingredients make their way into the pot in this workshop, part of 350.org’s Global Work Day for climate

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Stowe FarmerS market: Preserves, produce and other provender attract fans of local food. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027 or 498-4734, info@stowevtfarmersmarket.com.

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health & fitness 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.

kids norton JuSter: See SAT.09. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 1 p.m. Buy a copy of the book to admit a family of four. Info, 985-3999. ‘SundaYS For FLedgLingS’: Youngsters go avian crazy in hiking, acting, writing or exploring activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-2:45 p.m. $2.50-6 for kids; free for adults. Info, 434-2167.

music aLBum reLeaSe: Indie-folk musician Chris Dorman unveils his latest CD, Sita, in a concert connected to the 350.org Global Work Party. Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 586-7711, ext. 124. PentamerouS: An aptly named five-member chamber group works through Carl Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 and compositions by György Ligeti, Thea Musgrave, Jan Bach and Beethoven. Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 3 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. Sarah Lee guthrie & JohnnY irion: A singersongwriter (and descendant of folk legends Woody and Arlo Guthrie) and her husband present songs from their latest recording, Exploration. Partial proceeds support the Tunbridge Community Renewable Energy Fund in honor of 350.org’s Global Work Day. Tunbridge Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 431-3433, folkbloke@hotmail.com.

‘amadeuS’: See WED.06, 5 p.m. ‘cLoud 9’: See THU.07, 2 p.m. ‘death oF a SaLeSman’: See THU.07, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 7 p.m. $20-42. Info, 7482600. ‘LuckY StiFF’: See THU.07, 2 p.m. met LiVe in hd: SPauLding auditorium: Bryn Terfel stars in the Metropolitan Opera’s high-def broadcast of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $10-27.50. Info, 603-6462422. ‘the comPLete hiStorY oF america — aBridged’: See THU.07, 2 p.m. ‘the edgar aLLan Poe Show’: See FRI.08, 8 p.m. ‘the gLaSS menagerie’: See WED.06, 2 p.m. ‘the imaginarY inVaLid’: See FRI.08, 8 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.

‘aLignment & centering Boot camP’: Isadora Snapp oversees an informal ballet class that draws influences from modern and hip-hop dance forms. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 4-5:30 p.m. $15. Info, 229-4676.

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health & fitness communitY herBaLiSm cLaSSeS: VCIH student Natalia Singh suggests ways to use herbs to break the cycle of addiction in “Road to Radical Recovery.” Preregister. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12 plus materials fee, if applicable. Info, 224-7100, info@ vtherbcenter.org. FaLL cLeanSing: Ready to hibernate? Instructor Guido Masé explains how a brief period of reduced activity and caloric consumption can strengthen energy and immunity before winter. Preregister. City Market, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 8619700. intro to tai chi chuan: Beginners investigate the guiding principles, exercises and forms of the internal martial art with instructor Madeleine Piat-Landolt. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info, 453-3690.

kids 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. MON.11

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riPton ridge run: Fall foliage adds some flair to rural roads, where participants run or walk 5 to 10K, then eat homemade lunches. Ripton Elementary School, registration, 11:15 a.m.; race, 12:30 p.m. $1330. Info, 388-2208, riptonridgerun@gmail.com.

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SLick martha’S hot cLuB: Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-jazz music figures prominently into the local band’s repertoire of swing, bop and jazz classics. United Church of Westford, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 879-4028.

deeP SPace night: Star gazers admire celestial wonders — including Jupiter, the Pleiades, the Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula, Uranus, satellites and stars — with the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. Marshmallows provided. Rain date: October 11. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Bomoseen, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2282.

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oPen houSe at Brick houSe: The 40 rooms of this Colonial Revival-style mansion — the Vermont home of Electra Havemeyer Webb — attract local history and architecture hounds. Shelburne Museum, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for museum members; $30 otherwise; preregistration required. Info, 985-3346.

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Music With Peter: See THU.07, 10:45 a.m. ‘the scarlet letter’: The National Players bring eighth- to 12th-graders the original Easy A tale — Nathaniel Hawthorne’s gripping drama about a woman marked as an adulteress. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 10 a.m. $8.50. Info, 863-5966. 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.

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‘singing together’: An oversize banjo-playing puppet leads a sing-along celebrating folk legend Pete Seeger. Twin Valley Senior Center, Plainfield, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 454-1561, jwalrafen@ myfairpoint.net. south county chorus rehearsals: Interested musicians get in tune with the local ensemble in practice sessions. Room 160, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 482-3010, rufpat@yahoo.com. 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, 877343-3531, info@vtfiddleorchestra.org.

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Mystery in the corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the great VerMont corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.

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adult Floor hockey: Male and female players ages 18 and up work up a sweat with the Greater Burlington Hockey Club. Sports & Fitness Edge, Central Vermont Community Players 8v-winterpreview.indd 1 10/5/10 1:34:35 PM 4 Gauthier Drive, Essex, 6:45-9:45 p.m. $5; sticks presents: provided. Info, 399-2985.

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Jane WilliaMson: Rokeby Museum’s director recaps a major historical movement in “Abolition.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 864-3516.

words book discussion series: ‘a Mysterious lens on aMerican culture’: A thought-provoking cultural backdrop makes Faye Kellerman’s The Ritual Bath more than a simple whodunit. Wake Robin Retirement Community, Shelburne, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-0659. book discussion series: ‘orchestrated stories’: Bookworms pore over Stephanie Cowell’s Marrying Mozart, which offers a fictional interpretation of the famous composer. Dailey Memorial Library, Derby, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 766-5063. MarJorie cady MeMorial Writers grouP: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, cpotter935@comcast. net.

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co-ed dodgeball: Players break a sweat chucking and side-stepping 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, 5988539.

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environment green drinks: Activists and professionals for a cleaner environment raise a glass over networking and discussion. The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 262-2253.

etc. ‘basic introduction to nonlinear editing’: Budding videographers learn about cut-and-paste techniques for media production. 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 862-3966, ext. 16, morourke@cctv.org. historic tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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. story hour: Tales and picture books catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

Monkton creates: See FRI.08, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

‘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.

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‘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.

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enseMble schuMann: Piano, viola and oboe airs intertwine as pianist-in-residence Sally Pinkas brings her acclaimed trio to the stage with Mozart, Klughardt, Kahn and Schumann works. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-24. Info, 603-6462422.

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. rutland county FarMers Market: See SAT.09, 3-6 p.m.

health & fitness coMMunity Medical school: Robert Monsey, associate professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation, explores the causes of spinal stenosis in “Putting the Squeeze On.” A Q&A session follows. 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.

kids ‘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. Preschool discoVery PrograM: In “Bugged By the Cold,” kids ages 3 to 5 figure out where insects go after the first frost. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Info, 229-6206. Preschool story tiMe: Songs, tales and crafts with a “Who Knows: Exploring Science and Numbers” theme captivate kiddos. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-1941. rebecca ruPP: A seventh-grader comes to some major conclusions in the author’s latest middleschool novel, Octavia Boone’s Big Questions About Life, the Universe and Everything. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

Paul leWis: Gramophone’s 2008 Instrumentalist of the Year charms the ivory keys with works by Mozart, Liszt and Beethoven before tackling Schumann’s Fantasie. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. $624. Info, 443-3168. 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, 888-4977, info@waterburycommunityband.org.

outdoors corn Maze: See WED.06, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mystery in the corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the great VerMont corn Maze: See WED.06, 10 a.m.

politics PeoPle’s ForuM: See WED.06, Senior Center, St. Johnsbury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

talks broWn bag lunch series: UVM professor of business administration Barbara McIntosh looks into one aspect of aging in “The Intergenerational Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.” Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 656-4220, deborah.worthley@uvm.edu. Melinda Moulton: The self-described “former hippie” and founding partner of Main Street Landing speaks from experience about sustainable redevelopment. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-6432. ‘the role oF reMeMbrance: norWich uniVersity and World War ii’: Former Norwich University professor of English Jim Facos excerpts his World War II-set novel, The Silver Lady. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, noon. Free. Info, 485-2448, msolvay@ norwich.edu.

theater ‘aMadeus’: See WED.06, 7:30 p.m.

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dance rhythm of the daNce: Acclaimed Irish dancers, musicians and singers share the culture of their country in this world-traveling show featuring a live band. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $22.50-29.50. Info, 775-0903.

etc. BurNham kNitters: See WED.06, 6-8 p.m. historic tours: See WED.06, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. kNit Night: Crafty needleworkers (crocheters, too) share their talents and company as they give yarn a makeover. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

fairs & festivals moNktoN creates: See FRI.08, 7-9 p.m.

film festiVaL du NouVeau ciNéma: A longstanding big-screen affair boasts a lineup of independent flicks from around the world. Various locations, Montréal, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Various prices. Info, 514282-0004, infolettre@nouveaucinema.ca . ‘North By Northwest’: The Reel to Reel Series continues with a screening of Hitchcock’s 1959 suspense flick about mistaken identity. Amnesty Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145. ‘siN NomBre’: A young Honduran teen comes up against unexpected roadblocks as she tries to make her way to the U.S. in Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 drama. Part of the Violence in Latin America Film Series. Yokum Lecture Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145.

food & drink aPPLe Butter & caNNiNg: Plump up your pantry by adding jars of preserved fruits made in this how-to workshop. Preregister. The Chubby Muffin, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

LamoiLLe VaLLey year-rouNd farmers artisaN market: See WED.06, 3-6:30 p.m.

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politics PeoPLe’s forum: See WED.06, Rutland Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 522-2230.

talks aLyssa NathaNsoN: The Vermont coordinator of the Healthy Food in Health Care initiative presents a plan for linking hospitals with nutritious, local eats. 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, ataplow@vtlink.net. heLeNe LaNg: See THU.07, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 398-2019. 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. mark stoLer: A military historian and UVM professor emeritus sparks a conversation about “The Dual System: Militias to Armies.” Community Room. Burlington College, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. osher LifeLoNg LearNiNg Lecture: A slideshow lecture, “From Whistler to Warhol,” by artist and art historian Bob Manning is a visual romp through impressionism, cubism, surrealism, pop art and more. Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 1:303 p.m. $5. Info, 253-9011. ‘the aLchemy of the rosicruciaNs: summary’: A PowerPoint show illuminates the Gnostic perspective on the “Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross.” 6 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, vermont@ goldenrosycross.org.

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words Book discussioN series: ‘NeVer-settiNg suN’: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart inspires bookworms to consider the complexities of colonialism. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209.

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

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‘ProPhetic odyssey’: See WED.06, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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.

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‘tokyo!’: A trio of directors contributed to this three-part drama of Tokyo-set tales that explore isolation and transformation. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

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animals 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, 802881-5151, lmroberge22@yahoo.com. 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!

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ART AT WINGSPAN STUDIO: SOAR!: Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: wingspan Studio, Maggie Standley, 802-233-7676, maggiestandley@ yahoo.com, www.maggiestandley. com. Fabulous fall classes at wingspan Studio taught by experienced, encouraging instructor Maggie Standley. Offerings include Oil & Acrylic

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP: Oct. 9-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $200/2-day workshop (12 hours total). Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: wingspan Studio, Maggie Standley, 802-233-7676, maggiestandley@yahoo.com, www. wingspanpaintingstudio.com. An invigorating outdoor weekend workshop that provides individual instruction, demonstration, relaxed group critiques and plenty of painting time. We’ll explore composition, significance of light/value, form, line, texture, shape and color. Emphasis on color mixing and attention to the art of “seeing.” Come and create in this fun and comprehensive workshop! WATERCOLOR I WITH LISA BEACH: Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $120/ class, 10% discount avail. for members & early registration. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358, www.helenday. com. Capture the brilliant colors of the autumn foliage with award-winning local artist Lisa Beach. There will be an emphasis on creating a well-designed and interesting composition. Lisa will demonstrate her process of painting and then students will work on their own followed by a critique. WATERCOLOR II WITH ROBERT O’BRIEN: Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $120/class. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802-2538358, www.helenday.com. 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

ayurveda 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 MaronWalker, 802-658-9440. 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: www.vtcyt.com.

body BODY & MIND CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Full descriptions at www.cvuhs.org. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194. Core Strength with Caroline Perkins, Tuesday and Thursday; Weight Training with Stuart Offer; Zumba (3 choices); Yoga (4 choices); Swing or Ballroom with Terry Bouricius; Salsa; Hip-Hop; Appalachian Clogging; Jazzercise; Clawhammer Banjo; Voice-Overs; Guitar (3 levels); Beg. Piano; Piano: Return to Keyboard; Creative Dance (4-7-year olds); Herbal Manicure; Herbs: Winter Health; Facial; Mastering Sugar for Life; and Juggling. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included.

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, swaffordperson@hotmail.com. 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.

building DRYWALL STONE BUILDING W/ CRAIG ROYCE: Oct. 9-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $175/10% discount avail. for members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358, www.helenday.com. Learn the art and craft of stone-wall building. Come learn this time-honored craft from a master stone mason. You will learn by doing as you jump into building a drylaid “no mortar” stone wall with local materials. Please register online.

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 Monday 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 Tuesday 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. PAINTING: ABSTRACT PAINTING: Oct. 14-Dec. 2, 6:30-9 p.m., weekly on Thursday. Cost: $166.50/BCA members; $185/nonmembers. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Students will be guided to explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting. Using the paint of their choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor), students will be encouraged to experiment and try adding other media, as well. Students will learn from each other and discuss techniques and ideas in supportive critique. PHOTO: DIGITAL WORKFLOW: Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m., weekly on Wednesday. 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.

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

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, www. helenday.com. Learn how to center clay and make small vessels such as cups, bowls and vases. Become proficient at throwing basic shapes so that you will be able to use these skills to create more complex forms later. Basic glazing techniques and an introduction to the kiln will also be discussed.

craft CRAFT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Full descriptions at www.cvuhs.org. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194. Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Clay; Platters and Bowls; Tile Making; Woodworking; Welding; Sculpture Welding/Brazing; Flower Arranging; Wood Carving; Bead/Wire Jewelry Making; Metal Bracelet; Spindle and Knobs; Wooden Bowl Turning; Rug Hooking (2 levels); 3 Bag Sewing; Hemming Skills; Cross Stitch; Crochet; Cheap/Dirty Framing; Mosaic Garden Frame; Midnight Mirror; Cake Decorating (3 choices); Knitting (3 choices); Perfumery.

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PRINT: INTRO TO WOODCUT: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Tuesday 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

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP W/ DARYL STORRS: Oct. 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $170/$153 BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Join Frog Hollow printmaker Daryl Storrs in this exciting two-day workshop. Students will learn to make a multi-block color linocut print, explore the visual language of mark making with cutting tools, as well as the basics of paper tearing and inking. No previous experience necessary. To see Daryl’s work, visit her website at www.darylstorrs. com. Limit: 8.

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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: WHAT IS PRINTMAKING: Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $165/$148.50 BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This is an introduction class of a whole platter of printing techniques that can be used in combination to create unique prints. Demonstrations of intaglio, mono printing, relief, paper litho and stencils are included. Cost includes use of open studio hours for classwork.

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PHOTO: YOUTH AFTER-SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY: Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m., weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $94.50/BCA members; $105/ nonmembers. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Learn the magic of the black-and-white darkroom in this fun, hands-on, after-school class for kids ages 9 to 12! Kids will go on guided photo shoots and will print their own work in the darkroom. All equipment and supplies are provided. No experience necessary.

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 classwork.

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ART CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Full descriptions at www.cvuhs. org. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194. 2 watercolor classes with Ginny Joyner; Pastel Portraits; Drawing for Beginners; Painting With Water Soluble Oils; Printmaking; Calligraphy; Photography as Art. Darkroom Use. Culinary arts: Onenight; hands-on classes where you eat well! Thai Cuisine; Vietnamese Specialties; Turkish; Colombian Specialties; Indian; Mile-High Pies; Chicken Parm Classico; Risotto Demystified; Pasta Bene; Italian Cookies; Halloween Cookies; Cheese Making-Chevre/Feta From Goat’s Milk; Mozzarella/Ricotta From Cow’s Milk.

Painting for Beginners & Beyond, Plein-Air Painting Weekend, Preschool Adventures in Art & French. Let your imagination soar! Please visit website (Classes section) for details and call with any questions!

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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.

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BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, kevin@firststepdance. com, www.FirstStepDance.com. Beginning classes repeat each month, and intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and dance! BURLINGTON DANCES: Sunday, Oct. 10, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $18/Modern Improvisation, Technique & Composition Workshop. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., Suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802-8633369, Info@BurlingtonDances.com, BurlingtonDances.com. Transform your movement arts & yourself from within in this modern dance workshop taught by Hanna Satterlee & open to anyone who loves to dance. Sign up now for Saturday, Oct. 9, master class with Joe Williams’ Deslarte System of Expression, with a special BELLY DANCE section. BURLINGTON’S BEST SALSA DAVID LARSON & SOUTH END STUDIO: Burlington’s newest (and nicest) place to dance. Ongoing classes Thursday nights. 7-8 p.m. Basic Salsa. A great way to meet new people and get started. 8-9 p.m. Intermediate Level 1. Incredible ladies styling and some cool turning combinations with Shannon. All classes run on a 4-week series. New series begins Oct. 21. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., near Lake Champlain Chocolates, just behind New World Tortilla. The newest (& nicest) place to dance in Burlington. Info: Sabrina, 802-5400044, www.southendstudiovt.com. Come check us out Oct. 14 for our third Open Studio Salsa Dance Party, 7-10 p.m. Why take lesssons from us? “David and Shannon are great! I’ve always wanted to learn Salsa. It looks really cool and fun to dance.” Kathy J, Salsa Lover. DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802-5981077, info@salsalina.com. Salsa classes, nightclub-style. One-onone, group and private, four levels.

Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Argentinean Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! DELSARTE SYSTEM OF EXPRESSION: Saturday October 9, noon-5 p.m. master class with Joe Williams & a special BELLY DANCE hour from 5-6 p.m. Bring a lunch and/ or share a picnic! Cost: $65/class. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St. (Chace Mill) #372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 802863-3369, info@BurlingtonDances. com, BurlingtonDances.com. Explore the map of symbolic meanings of the body & of human movement patterns. Eliminate tension, harmonize the body, discover the universal meaning of movement. Based on the ancient wisdom of yoga, cabala and hermetic traditions, this system of body training will awaken your innate athletic prowess & expressive power. JAZZ DANCE W/ KAREN AMIRAULT: Sep. 14-Dec. 8, 6:35-7:45 p.m., weekly on Wednesday 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, southendstudiovtcom. Jazz: From Broadway to Hip-Hop is a fun, highenergy 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: www. lindyvermont.com, 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.

drawing FIGURE DRAWING W/ MARIE LEPRE’GRABON: Thursday, 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: 802-253-8358, www.helenday.com. 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.

empowerment EMPOWERMENT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Full descriptions at www.cvuhs.org. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194. Lose Weight-Feel Great; Perfumery; Genealogy; Beekeeping; Fly Fishing; Writing Quality Fiction; Memoir Writing; Wild Plant ID; Seed Saving; How Thoughts Work; Islam and the Western World with Chris O’Donnell; Donner Party Story; Winter Camping; Solar Energy 101; Bio Fuels 101; Energy=R We?; Cinema Club; The Toddler Years; Fathers & Children Together Group; Bridge-2 levels; Grief Etiquette; Suburban Homesteading 101; Goal Setting and Dreamboarding. Guaranteed.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., weekly on Monday. Cost: $185/8-weeks. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-6524548, flynnarts@flynncenter.org. Join the supportive and hysterically funny folks in this performance-based workshop! Learn the elements of comedy, try fun writing exercises, and develop and practice your own standup material in every class. Class ends with the ultimate challenge — an optional live performance in FlynnSpace on Monday, Nov. 29. HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON: Oct. 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cost: $15 Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-652-4548, flynnarts@flynncenter.org. Coming to see Harold and the Purple Crayon 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! Ages 5-9.

wild edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

homesteading SUBURBAN HOMESTEADING 101: Homestead Planning, Monday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Vegetable Gardens, Monday, Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Backyard Chickens and Bees, Monday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20/night, or $15/night for 2 or more classes. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, www.cvuhs.org. Explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading with Markey Read and Tim King. Small yard or some acreage, understand how to use the resources you have right now! Topics covered; planning a suburban homestead, vegetable gardens, backyard chickens, beekeeping, and how to sell some of the bounty. Markey & Tim have been experimenting and creating their own homestead for 10+ years and produce a significant portion of their own food. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link.

FELDENKRAIS: weekly on Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $12/class. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, 187 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Uwe Mester, 802735-3770, uwemester@gmx.net. 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. JEWELRY W/ KARLA VAN VLIET: Oct. Reduce and eliminate back and neck 14, 9 a.m.-noon., Cost: $50/10% dispain. For further information and count avail. for members. Location: 1x1-FlynnPerfArts093009.indd 1 9/28/09 3:32:51 Helen PM Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: complete class schedule please visit

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finance FREE TAX CLASS: Oct. 4-Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., weekly on Monday, Wednesday Cost: $129/book. Location: Liberty Tax Service, 1197 Williston Rd., South Burlington. Info: Liberty Tax Service, Rob , 802-865-2829, relmes@libertytax.com, LibertyTax.com. Sign up to learn about tax preparation and how the new tax laws will affect you.

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@ forzavt.com, forzavt.com. 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.

flynnarts DANNY BURACZESKI JAZZ DANCE MASTERCLASS: Adults & Teens; Session 1: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. Session 2: Saturday Oct. 16, 11 a.m. Cost: $20/workshop, $35/both. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Info: 802-652-4548, flynnarts@ flynncenter.org. Choreographer Danny Buraczeski expanded and redefined jazz dance in America, and gave us a choreographic language capable of communication, innovation and depth. This workshop for intermediate and advanced dancers explores his distinct style, physicalizing the pulse of an eclectic range of great jazz music, and emphasizing rhythm, isolations, broken lines and swing. LAUGH ATTACK: STANDUP COMEDY W/ JOSIE LEAVITT: Oct. 11-Nov. 29,

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MASTER COMPOSTER 2010: Mondays, Oct. 18-Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $40/ incl. req. manual. Noncredit course. Various locations, Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Montpelier, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury. Info: 802656-9562, master.gardener@uvm. edu, www.uvm.edu/matergardener. Interested in learning the latest processes for producing fabulous compost and reducing greenhouse emissions? Learn how to build piles, improve soil, enhance plant resistance to disease and insects, grow healthy lawns, produce worm compost, and more!

glass 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, www.helenday.com. 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 registration: Friday, Oct. 15.

herbs WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wild Edible & Medicinal Walk, Friday, Sept. 24, 5-6:30 p.m., $10. Eat on the Wild Side, Monday, Sept. 27, 4:306:30 p.m., $20. Dates for our 2011 Wild Edible spring & summer terms, and 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, www.wisdomoftheherbsschool. com. Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local

802-253-8358, www.helenday.com. Take that old, funky jewelry you’ve never worn and make it new and fashionable. Using beads, wire work and sterling silver, create new pieces out of old. Please register online.

language BONJOUR! FRENCH ADV. BEGINNERS: Oct. 12-1, 5:45-7 p.m. Cost: $150/8week class. Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: wingspan Studio, Maggie Standley, 802-233-7676, maggiestandley@yahoo.com, www.wingspanpaintingstudio.com. Allons-y! Come join this small, comprehensive group French class for those with some previous exposure to this beautiful and widely spoken language. We’ll focus on activities and exercises to assist you in gaining familiarity and confidence with pronunciation, grammar and culture. Quebec is so close and what an opportunity! JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES: Oct. 5-Dec. 14, 6:45-8:15 p.m., weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $195/class incl. textbooks. Location: St. Michael's College, St. Edmunds Hall 106, Colchester. Info: Japan-America Society of Vermont, Larry Solt, 802-865-3113, l.solt@burlingtontelecom.net, info@ jasv.org. The Japan-America Society of Vermont is again offering Beginner Japanese Language classes. This class is an introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese with particular emphasis on conversational patterns that occur in everyday life. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture. LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Full descriptions at www.cvuhs.org. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194. Beginner French, Conversational Immersion French with Laure Angel, Beginning Spanish (2 levels), Conversational Spanish, Italian for Travelers, Beginning

Mandarin (2 levels). Low cost, hands on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions.

martial arts AIKIDO: Adult introductory classes begin on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:45 p.m. Join for 3 months and receive a free uniform. Preschool classes (ages 5-6) begin on October 2 at 9 a.m.. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal and Light), Burlington. Info: 802-951-8900, burlingtonaikido.org. Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. Adult classes seven days a week. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. AIKIDO: Tues.-Friday, 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.vermontaikido. org. 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: Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m., & Saturday, 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 802-660-4072, Julio@bjjusa.com, 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: $5500/600hour education program. Location: 132 North Main St., St. Albans. Info: Bodysoul Spa & School, Hope Bockus, 802-524-9005, bodysoulmassage@ comcast.net, www.bodysoulmassageschool.com. 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 www. bodysoulmassageschool.com. ADVANCED THAI MASSAGE: Jan. 9-15. Cost: $1,300/lodging, food, 44 class hours. Location: Ojo del Mar, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Info: Thai Massage & Bodywork, Christopher Ray, 906-226-8899, chrisray1111@ yahoo.com, www.thaimassagebodywork.com. Learn advanced,


class photos + more info online SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSES therapeutic Thai massage techniques and rejuvenate on the beaches of Costa Rica! Practice assessing bodies, sensing energetic blocks, using the breath, working deeply and therapeutically, and minimizing physical effort. Effectively use your feet, knees, elbows and body weight. Come play and enhance your massage practice! 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@ internationalbodywork.com, info@ internationalbodywork.com. 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 LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-noon. 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.burlingtonshambhalactr.org. 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.

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, 370, Burlington. Info: 802-863-3369, lucille@naturalbodiespilates.com, NaturalBodiesPilates.com. Certified Movement Analyst and Pilates instuctor Lucille Dyer is now offering integrative private sessions in our new studio at Chace Mill. By allowing relaxation, you can correct alignment and repattern habitual movements into ways of moving that are more comfortable, more effective, and more expressive of who you truly are. The Pilates Den: Location: Williston. Info: The Pilates Den, 802-318-6378, Shannon@pilatesden. com, www.pilatesden.com. Experience the benefits of the Pilates method of exercise with certified, seasoned instructor Shannon Lashua. Smallgroup 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.

pottery POTTERY CLASSES: TWITCHELL HILL POTTERY: Location: Twitchell Hill Pottery, New Haven. Info: 802545-2476. A beautiful studio in New Haven, Vt. Private and group lessons on the potter’s wheel. Classes for children and adults, beginners and advanced students. For more info call or email Shelly Doyle: 802-545-2476, shelbeth@msn.com.

Fall Sewing Classes at nido: Sep. 27-Nov. 30. Location: nido, 209 College St., Burlington. Info: 802-8810068, info@nidovt.com, http://www. nidovt.com. New sewing classes at nido for the fall! Stitch up a cute top, a sassy dress or a pair of patchwork pillows to feather your nest. From handmade toys to fashionable bags, there is something for everyone on the fall schedule, including new dates for the Learn to Sew series!

psychotherapy Healing Grief w/ Joey Corcoran & Susan Sassman: Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 7:15-8:45 p.m., weekly on Tuesday Cost: $130/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, www.vtcyt.com. Many of us hold unresolved grief. In this six-week series you will learn tools to explore your grief from a fresh perspective. We will use an approach that appeals to body, mind and heart, and may unlock the freeze of unresolved grief and provide skillful means to integrate it. MOVING OUT OF DEPRESSION: 9 Saturdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 18, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Cost: $100/9 classes. Location: 1 Mill St., Suite 312, Chace Mill, Burlington. Info: Luanne Sberna, 802-863-9775, Luannesberna@aol. com. Awaken body, mind & spirit from the immobility of depression. Chase the winter blues away. Using dance & movement, we will invigorate body & mind, integrating thought, feeling, sensation & action. No previous dance experience needed. Free your expressive inner self! The instructor, Luanne Sberna, is a registered dancemovement therapist.

reiki 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, cindy@energy medicinevt.com, www.energy medicinevt.com. 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.

sculpture Welding and Brazing for Sculpture: Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, www. cvuhs.org. Thursdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Begin or increase your skills in brazing or welding for sculpture. Join Bruce, a metal sculptor himself, in this skills-acquisition designed class. Practice materials supplied, as well as all consumables (approximately$40 as part of fee). Instructor: Bruce Hathaway. $165. Limit: 10. Welding for Beginners meets Tuesdays, Nov. 9-Dec. 14. $195. All materials included. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior Discount 65+.

shamanism Intro to Shamanic Journeying: Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $50/5-hour class. Location: Shaman’s Flame, Stowe. Info: Shaman’s Flame, Peter Clark & Sarah Finlay, 802-2537846, peterclark13@gmail.com, 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 selfempowerment. 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.

shelburne art center Alternative Firing for Potters: Oct. 9-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3-day workshop. Cost: $200/members; $235/nonmembers; $25/materials. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: 802-985-3648, www. shelburneartcenter.org. Instructor: Bob Green. This three-day workshop will explore several exciting firing techniques for clay. Raku firings will occur throughout the weekend, which will include specific Raku glazes that will produce a wide array of glaze colors and textures. Eight to 10 bone-dry pots should be brought, no earthenware. Angels and Demons: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Members/$160; nonmembers/$180. Materials: $25 + list. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: 802-985-3648, www. shelburnartcenter.org. This class with instructor Michael DeMeng is about playing with busted toys and reinventing them. What could be more fun? Gather up Barbies, GI Joes, and wedding figurines to be dismantled and reassembled into rather nontraditional angels and demons. You will learn a variety of processes involving assemblage and collage. The Secret Keeper: Oct. 16, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Members/$160; nonmembers/$180. Location: Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Art Center, 802-985-3648, www. shelburneartcenter.org. There is something mystical and dangerous about where secrets are kept. Those secret places that can bring upon potential enligtenment. This workshop will explore a variety of assemblage, collage and painting techniques to create a magical world. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with instructor Michael DeMeng. Close Up & Macro Photo Workshop: Oct. 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2 days. Cost: $165/members; $195/ nonmembers. Location: Shelburne. Info: 802-985-3648, www.shelburneartcenter.org. This workshop with instructor Carl Rubino will focus on techniques and equipment needed for shots ranging from typical close-up (flowers, rain droplets) to extreme close-up to macro photography, which

tai chi Snake Style Tai Chi Chuan: Beginner classes Saturday mornings & Wednesday evenings. Call to view a class. Location: BAO TAK FAI TAI CHI INSTITUTE, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 802-864-7902, www. iptaichi.org. 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, Wednesday, 5:306:50 p.m. $125 for 8 classes. All levels on Saturday, 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: 802-3186238. 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.

women Get Your Feminine On!: Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $75/incl. snacks, drinks & lunch. Location: Morrisville, Vermont. Info: Sara, 802-888-3802, info@getyourfeminineon.com. Explore aspects of the Divine Feminine in your life through movement, dance, spontaneous writing, guided meditation and quiet reflection in nature, in a cozy cabin in the woods of Morrisville. Call to register and for directions.

yoga Drop-in Yoga: Every Friday, this fall, noon-1:30 p.m. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, S. Burlington. Info: 802-658-9440, vtcyt.com. Move. Breathe. Strengthen. Relax. A Vajra-inspired class with Deb Sherrer, CYT, MA, that focuses on alignment, breath-informed 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. Monday-Friday @ 4:30 p.m., class is only $5! Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 802-864-9642, yoga@evolutionvt.com, www.evolutionvt.com. Evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginner-advanced. 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: evolutionvt. com/evoblog. Genesis Yoga w/ Robin Lawson: Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 9-10:15 a.m., weekly on Sunday Cost: $75/6 weeks or $15/ class. Location: South End Studio, 696 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Robin, 802-233-6783, www.southendstudiovt.com. 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. LifeForce Yoga with Sofi Dillof: Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., weekly on Wednesday Cost: $90/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-6589440, www.vtcyt.com. Anxiety and depression have become increasingly common in today’s society. In fact, you might be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t, at some point, have difficulty managing their moods. LifeForce Yoga is a practice that is intentionally designed to help with mood management through breath work, simple postures and meditation techniques. Yoga for Health Care Professionals w/ Annette Browne: Oct. 11-Nov. 15, 5-6:30 p.m., weekly on Monday Cost: $90/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., Suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 802-6589440, www.vtcyt.com. As health care providers we gain tremendous rewards in caring for others; at the same time, we often forget to take care of ourselves, resulting in burnout of the physical body, agitation of the mind and often a shutting down of emotions. Come find a healthy balance. 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, katherinekelley@burlingtontelecom. net, www.lovingriver.com. 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. m

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II w/ Bob Straus: Thursday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 21. Cost: $75/10% discount avail. for members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info:

Absolute Pilates: Affordable pricing; friendly atmosphere; quality NYC certified instruction. Location: Absolute Pilates, 3060 Williston Rd., Suite 6, S. Burlington. Info: 802-310-2614, www.absolutepilates. com. 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 semiprivate equipment sessions. New class! Combo Tower/Reformer, Monday & Thursday at noon.

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, www. helenday.com. 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 hand printing. Deadline for registration is: Friday, Oct. 15.

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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!

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Learn Mindfulness Meditation: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., all programs free of charge. Location: Exquisite Mind Studio, 88 King St., Burlington. Info: Exquisite Mind, Arnie Kozak, 802660-8043, drkozak@exquisitemind. com, exquisitemind.com. Learn to meditate and participate in ongoing mindfulness meditation practice community at the new Exquisite Mind Studio. Nonsectarian Buddhistbased mindfulness meditation. No-fee instructions, weekly practice sessions and monthly retreats. Free weekly introductory program. Read the blog at www.blog.beliefnet.com/ mindfulnessmatters.

802-253-8358, www.helenday.com. Spend an afternoon with Bob Straus, a professional commercial photographer for over 40 years. He’s traveled the world on assignment, with a client list that includes CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Sports, Nike, NFL, NBA, USTA, USGA, Time, Sports Illustrated, Polo Ralph Lauren and CARE. Learn about shooting in various conditions with a film mindset. Please register online.


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s the owner of Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., Scott Hayward has spent the last six years figuring out what makes a good concert, for both listeners and performers. Now, with the recent opening of a new Tupelo in White River Junction, music fans on the other side of the river can benefit from his experience and vision. Steps away from the Center for Cartoon Studies and Northern Stage theater company, the new club promises to boost the town’s increasingly flourishing arts scene. Tupelo Music Hall is located in the former Boston & Maine Railroad Depot, a 1930 structure recovered and repurposed by Mike Davidson of Home

holic drink service — provided by Elixir. Inside, the original one-inch rock maple floorboards have been varnished but not sanded, and thus retain some excellent, artistic scarring that pays tribute to the building’s previous use decades ago. Just inside the theater and to the left, the earlevel sound booth is enclosed by a half wall along the back edge of the hall. The stage, a waist-high, carpeted expanse about the size of a two-car garage, is just 50 feet from the front door. Two columns of speakers hang from either side, supported by a subwoofer built into the base of the stage. The lighting is simple and efficient. Overhead, the slope of the ceiling and the dramatic arc of massive girders make for an interestingly

ing for songwriters and folkies, and round tables for cabaret and comedy acts. Tupelo manager Doug Phoenix smiles as he shows off state-of-the art sound gadgetry. As the former production manager of the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, he brings more than 20 years’ experience to Tupelo and has a cool demeanor to match. For him the club is “a welcome change,” Phoenix says. Tupelo’s green room is fully equipped with dressing rooms, laundry facilities and a kitchen — though Elixir will provide food for performers. Nodding at a partition with nearly ceilinghigh shelves, Phoenix explains simply, “grand-piano storage.” With piano giant

He expects clientele who are serious enough about music to be trusted. Hayward says his club will be all ages, all the time. “It’s up to parents to decide what is appropriate for their children to see,” he suggests. And to be successful, that trust must be reciprocal. Respect for the needs of his audience is a critical lesson Hayward learned at his New Hampshire hall. That trust in patrons may be best reflected by Tupelo’s BYOB policy. For a $3 fee to cover insurance and glasses, patrons can bring their own beer or wine. An obvious question comes to mind: Why won’t this run amok? “The crowd is self-policing,” Phoenix explains. While a few revelers may turn out for certain shows, TMH’s lineup

IT’S EASY TO SEE TUPELO MUSIC HALL NOT ONLY AS A PERFORMANCE VENUE BUT A HI-FI LISTENING ROOM. WHAT WOULDN’T SOUND GOOD IN HERE? Partners. Never intending it to be a datenight destination for the Hanover and Woodstock crowds, Davidson bought, renovated and subdivided the space into smaller offices a few years back. After Elixir restaurant relocated to the former depot building early last year, Hayward saw its potential. Now, Tupelo occupies roughly half of the massive building, and Elixir most of the rest. Outside one long brick side of the building, freight trains still roll by on occasion. “Spare no expense” is a rarely uttered phrase in 2010. But that dictate led to Hayward’s success with his first establishment and is evident in the sequel. The lobby is simple: a coat check, a will-call location and a bar for nonalco-

assymetrical room, with the roof higher on one side. Sound-absorbing material is strategically placed between the girders, and all other flat, reflective surfaces bear panels of a different studio foam. Hayward invested in full consultation with Auralex Acoustics, the folks responsible for much recording-studio soundproofing. New black curtains adorn every original, steel-frame window. It’s easy to see Tupelo Music Hall not only as a performance venue but a hi-fi listening room. What wouldn’t sound good in here? Actually, the club — with a maximum capacity of 250 — can employ a variety of seating arrangements suitable to the show: general admission for standup-and-dance bands, fixed theater seat-

George Winston on tap for mid-December, securing a 1906 Steinway Model A was a top priority. Winston is just one of many notable acts slated for the club’s inaugural run. The lineup includes boomer legends (Dave Mason, Judy Collins, John Sebastian); singer-songwriters (Martin Sexton, Dar Williams, Steve Forbert); ace blues men (Jesse Colin Young, Johnny Winter, Savoy Brown, David Bromberg); and younger bands out to represent, and define, their genres (Glengarry Bhoys, Ryan Montbleau Band, Carbon Leaf, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers). “We’re not shitting around,” says Hayward of his goal to bring music for the “serious listener” to the Upper Valley.

generally targets a mellow and respectful crowd. If heaven were a building, the rejuvenated former Boston & Maine Depot could serve as a model: a space created for industry and repurposed for pleasure and relaxation, with excellent digital sound, chill lights, a Steinway and, next door, good food and Vermont brews on tap. And if everyone who appears on stage is a master of their musical craft, the Tupelo Music Hall should do just fine. 

For a full schedule, ticket info and more on Tupelo Music Hall, visit www. tupelohallvermont.com.


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Before we continue, I would like to take a moment to apologize for something I wrote recently that has the local hip-hop community up in arms, and justifiably so. Two weeks ago, in pimping a Higher Ground Ballroom appearance by immortAl teChnique, I wrote a spotlight blurb playing with the thug stereotype often associated with rap and hiphop. Essentially, I attempted to cheekily suggest that jail time boosts a rapper’s street cred, which drew the ire of certain MCs in the 802 who accused me of “clowning” the entire genre. Hoo boy. As I addressed last week, it wasn’t Tech who was recently jailed, it was his longtime turntablist, DJ GI Joe. That was strike one. Strike two: Tech is probably the last rapper on the planet who need worry about

cred. Dude is among the most politically and socially conscious emcees in the game today, and he backs it up. Case in point: He recently opened an orphanage in Afghanistan. Really. In hopes of avoiding strike three, I offer my sincere apologies to the VT hip-hop community and its fans. I was way out of line, and that spotlight was utterly thoughtless. I’m sorry. To make it up to you, I wanted to let you know about a really interesting show happening Wednesday, October 13, at Club Metronome, dubbed 1982. This blast from the past features Boston-based hiphop mogul stAtik selektAh with termAnology, as well as locals nAstee and dJ A-dog, AP And the stACk money Boys and AleCk Woog. This will be a good one.

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When I was 17, I spent the majority of my weekend evenings — and more than a few nights during the week (sorry, Mom) — worshipping rock ’n’ roll at the altar of Club Toast. That’s right. Seventeen. In fact, I attended my first show at the late, great Queen City nightclub when I was 15. Let’s just say the club’s 18-plus policy was more of a suggestion than strict protocol. Those nights spent in the dingy, smoky confines of a loud rock club were a crucial factor in my formative years, my development as a person, my decision to pursue music and, ultimately, it led me to this job. They may also lead to tinnitus, but I digress. Sadly, a measure recently enacted by the Burlington Police Dept. to enforce a stricter permit policy for nightclubs offering 18plus shows may rob the current young generation of the rite of passage that I and countless other local musicians and fans experienced as young bucks coming up in the scene. As reported on our staff blog, Blurt, by 7D political columnist Shay Totten last Friday, the measure goes into effect immediately. In a memo to the city council from the BPD, Lt. Art Cyr writes that the policy change is an effort to address, “numerous and growing concerns with activities directly related to [18-plus] events.” And just what are these dastardly activities? According to Cyr, “underage drinking, disorderly and assaultive behavior, and loitering complaints from surrounding properties and businesses.” Kinda sounds like every weekend night around 2 a.m., when throngs of wasted (21+) morons congregate on the corner of Church and Main, right?

Obviously, underage drinking is a perennial and gravely serious problem in Burlington, as in most college towns. But the last time I checked, it’s already illegal. As are disorderly conduct, assault and loitering. Why not, oh, I don’t know … enforce those issues more strictly? Why punish the majority of sober kids who simply want to check out a favorite band or hang out with friends in — wait for it — a controlled environment where they can’t get booze? Unless they have good fake IDs, of course. But again, already illegal. If the problem, as City Councilor dAve BerezniAk (D-Ward 2) suggests, is kids showing up to shows drunk, why not crack down on the dozens (hundreds?) of underage house parties that happen every weekend in the college ghetto? Y’know, the places where those kids are getting drunk in the first place. And if the problem is kids being turned away from shows because they’re drunk and then causing a disturbance loitering, why not — this is brilliant, trust me — arrest them? Because of the numbers game, says Berezniak. As he told Totten, “The sheer numbers of intoxicated kids showing up was a real problem, so the thought is, if there [aren’t] as many of these events, then they wouldn’t be showing up downtown.” He’s right. They’ll go somewhere else — and still get ripped, and still cause problems, or worse. And the scores of kids, excuse me, legal adults who simply want to enjoy some music? They’ll go somewhere else, too. Can’t imagine what they’ll do when they get there, though… What’s that saying about idle hands?


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1/2 LoungE: DJ Kanga presents: The Lounge Lizard (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. CLub MEtronoME: OH-J Fresh presents Homegrown Wednesdays with DJ Dan (reggae), 10 p.m., Free. Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. LEunig’s bistro & CaFé: James & Ann Harvey (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 (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. raDio bEan: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. rED squarE: Japhy Ryder (prog rock), 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. shELburnE stEakhousE & saLoon: carol Ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.

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tWo brothErs tavErn: Jazz Night with the Bud Leeds Ensemble, 7 p.m., $2. Open mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.

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LiFt: Get LiFTed with DJs Nastee & Dakota (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free. thE MonkEy housE: small Houses, Hell or High Water (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

LangDon strEEt CaFé: The Bucktails (honkytonk), 6 p.m., Donations. Redwing Blackbird, Death Vessel, Katie Trautz (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., Donations.

nECtar’s: Bluegrass Thursdays with Jatoba, 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

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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. 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. rasPutin’s: 101 Thursdays with Pres & DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. rED squarE: selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. rED squarE bLuE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free.

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rÍra irish Pub:Longford Row(irish), 8p.m., Free.

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thE skinny PanCakE: John colvert Band (folk), 8 p.m., $5 donation.

tabu CaFé & nightCLub: Karaoke Night with sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.

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CharLiE o’s: The Butter Bros. (blues), 10 p.m., Free. grEEn Mountain tavErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

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week proto-punk trio play their one and only Vermont show. The coincidences end there though. DTNE play a distinctly poppier brand of high octane punk. They’ll be at Burlington’s Manhattan Pizza this Saturday. • This just in from the greatest bar in the world — or at least Montpelier: Charlie O’s has recently upgraded their PA system. If the bar had a flaw — big “if” — it was that as rowdy and fun as it is most nights, the sound was generally lackluster. Problem solved. And if not, try whiskey. • And speaking of Charlie O’s, the juke joint hosts Burlington’s orginal punks, the WARDS, this Saturday, with opening support from PUSHBUTTON. It’s a big, big week for local punk legends, huh? • Continuing on a theme, perhaps you’ve heard that gypsy punk EUGENE HUTZ has been making cameos at BRETT HUGHES’ ever popular Honky Tonk Sessions, Tuesday nights at Radio Bean. It’s true. The enigmatic GOGOL BORDELLO front man has been there three or four weeks running, while he’s in town visiting his parents. He’s also been recording a demo of original country songs with Hughes, drummer DEATH

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• Vermont’s reigning popstar-in-waiting, JER COONS, is celebrating the release of a new EP, JERemix, with a show at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Friday. The six-song quickie is a nifty little collection of dance remixes from last year’s solid debut, Speak. The revamped tunes bounce around genrewise, touching on house, electronica and even Afrobeat. SETH GLIER and JESSE RUBEN open the show. • Jam fans will want to check out Nectar’s on Wednesday, October 13, as the House that Phish Built hosts a package tour dubbed Sorry for Partying. (Irony Alert! The show is — as of this printing, anyway — listed as 18-plus. Sorry, indeed.) Anyhoo,

the lineup includes Massachusetts-based overly hyphenated outfit THE BREW, Denver’s KINETIX, and funk-rock-reggaeetc. post-college rockers ROSTER MCCABE. • Regular readers know I’m kind of a sucker for good indie-folk. If you share my affinity for gorgeously melancholy folk music filtered through an artsy, indie prism, I’d strongly recommend checking out Brooklyn’s LELAND SUNDRIES this Tuesday at Radio Bean. He’ll be stopping through town as part of a regional tour with fellow Brooklynite WILL LEVITH. • Band Name of the Week: DEATH TO NEW ENGLAND. Funny this Connecticutbased band would be playing in town the same

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The Chicago-based solo artist crafts idiosyncratic bedroom pop, typically accompanied by little more than a clunky drum machine and, of course, Casiotone keyboards. Touring for the last time under the moniker he’s used for 13 years — he apparently got tired of being painfully alone, or playing kitschy keyboards — CFTPA plays at The Monkey House in Winooski this Monday with OTOUTO, HELLO SHARK and PAPER CASTLES.

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1/2 LOUNGE: Bonjour-Hi! (house), 10 p.m., Free. BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Assembly of Dust, Roots of Creation, Jason Crosby (rock), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. AA. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Jer Coons, Seth Glier, Jesse Rubin (pop), 7:30 p.m., $10/12. AA. JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.

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MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Jennifer Hartswick (jazz), 8 p.m., Free.

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THE MONKEY HOUSE: Angioplasty Media presents Death Vessel, Redwing Blackbird, Maryse Smith (indie), 9 p.m., $10. NECTAR’S: Good Gravy Music Series with Shady Alley (acoustic), 5 p.m., Free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Dub Is a Weapon, Conscious Roots (reggae), 9 p.m., $5. NIGHTCRAWLERS: A House on Fire (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PARK PLACE TAVERN: Prana (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. RADIO BEAN: Tall Heights (folk), 7 p.m., Free. Russ Flynn & Crew (experimental), 8:30 p.m., Free. Tommy Alexander (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., Free. RASPUTIN’S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3.

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RED SQUARE: Me & You with Brett Hughes and Marie Claire (cosmo-rural), 6 p.m., Free. The Blame (rock), 9 p.m., $3. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Stavros (house), 9 p.m., $3. REGULAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION: Jimmy T & the Sleepy Hollow Boys (country), 7 p.m., Free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: DJ Johnny Utah (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: The Adams (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Josh Brooks (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., $5 donation.

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CHARLIE O’S: The Pubcrawlers (Celtic punk), 10 p.m., Free.

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central

BLACK DOOR BAR & BISTRO: Broken String (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $5.

GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2.

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GUSTO’S: Back in Black (AC/DC tribute), 10 p.m., Free. LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Sessions Americana (Americana), 9 p.m., $15. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Live DJ, 9:30 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

THE ART HOUSE: They Might Be Gypsies, Divine Heart Ukulele Band (gypsy jazz), 5 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: The Kind Buds (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Death to New England (pop-punk), 9 p.m., Free. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Cooper & Lavoie (blues), 8 p.m., Free. NIGHTCRAWLERS: The Groove Thing (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PARIMA ACOUSTIC LOUNGE: Aaron Flinn’s Salad Days (rock), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Brett Hughes (cosmo-rural), 6 p.m., Free. Jennings (rock), 8:15 p.m., Free. Moses & the Electric Company (funk), 9:45 p.m., Free. RASPUTIN’S: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Happy Hour with Cooper & Lavoie (blues), 5 p.m., Free. The Jesters (rock), 10 p.m., $3.

RED SQUARE: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Kyle the Rider (country), 6 p.m., Free. Conscious Roots (reggae), 9 p.m., $3. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3.

northern

SHELBURNE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON: Run for Cover (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.

BEE’S KNEES: John Colvert Duo (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Tall Heights (Americana), 8 p.m., $5 donation.

THE BREWSKI: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free.

central

MATTERHORN: In Kahootz (rock), 9 p.m., $5. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

southern

BLACK DOOR BAR & BISTRO: Balval (gypsy jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5. CHARLIE O’S: The Wards, Pushbutton (punk), 10 p.m., Free. GUSTO’S: Cocktail (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

THE LITTLE CABARET: Green Brothers Band (rock), 7 p.m., $20.

LANGDON STREET CAFÉ: Satta Sounds (reggae), 9 p.m., Free.

regional

POSITIVE PIE 2: Mr. Yee & Tank (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., $5. AA.

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

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1/2 LOUNGE: I [Heart] ’90s (’90s dance party), 10 p.m., Free. BACKSTAGE PUB: Mark Abair and the Metros (rock), 9 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. FRANNY O’S: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Mr. Perfect, Solomonic Sound, Upsetta Sound (reggae), 8:30 p.m., $20/25. AA. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Gregory Douglass with Monique Citro, Justin Levinson & Myra Flynn (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $10/13. AA. Texas Hold ’em Tournament, 10 p.m., $70/80. AA. JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.

THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Hot Neon Magic (’80s New Wave), 10 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

BAR ANTIDOTE: Rehab Roadhouse (rock), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: Second Saturday Blues with the Prohibition Blues Band (blues), 7:30 p.m., $8. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Dizzle (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

northern

BEE’S KNEES: The Hubcats (blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE BREWSKI: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free.

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With the release of their self-titled debut recording, local Celtic quintet Longford Row bring authentic Emerald Isle craic to the Green Mountains. The collection of 11 traditional Celtic tunes — plus one Cajun number — offers more than 46 minutes of distinctive, woolclad coziness. Downcast ballad “Queen of Argyle” is first and sets the album’s session-like feel with lilting ease. Guitarist Patrick McKenzie’s weathered croon bristles with vitality. The buoyant, fiery “South of Australia” comes next, and McKenzie proves as compelling a front man here as he was sorrowfully impassioned on the slower opening number.

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Loggerhead keep the acoustic tradition alive and well in Vermont music with Once in a While. The duo, which includes Eric Palola on guitar, mandolin and lead vocals, and Todd Sagar on fiddle, dobro and backing vocals, provides an instrumentally strong strain of folk that weaves in touches of country, bluegrass and, for good measure, classical. Palola’s vocal and lyrical performance is solid, if unspectacular; like many a traditional folk singer, he draws heavily on familiar motifs. But this isn’t really a drawback, because it puts the focus on the group’s formidable instrumental talent. Palola’s guitar and mandolin playing doesn’t beg for attention, but a close listen reveals that he’s a skilled player, with nary a bad note or dull passage. Sagar doesn’t sing much — he lets his fiddle and the dobro do the talking instead. His contributions with both instruments are gorgeous: sometimes restrained and sometimes blazing enough to incite a hootenanny. In fact, Once in a While’s instrumental songs are the highlights of the album. The masterful fingerwork of both players particularly shines on “Marmalade” and “Burr in the Kilt.” The multilayered production of these tracks recalls the lush textures of Chris Thile’s newgrass/classical project Punch Brothers, albeit without Thile’s abstractness or rock influences. Despite being just a duo, Loggerhead use overdubs tastefully and subtly to craft a sound befitting a much larger

group. On “Raised on a Farm (in 1932),” for example, a mandolin part adds a high-end layer to the song’s guitar and fiddle parts, elevating it from simple folk ditty to accomplished composition. It’s easy to mistake Loggerhead for a full-on string band, without liner notes to provide the actual credits. The album’s low points occur when the guys stray from traditional Americana. Palola’s slow-groove croon on “Highwired” is a bit cringeworthy, and “Just 33” wades into weird ’90s acoustic power ballad territory. But these are isolated missteps. Overall, Loggerhead represent Vermont well with acoustic music that’s familiar and comforting, like a mug of hot cider on a raw autumn day.


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Olive Ridley’s: party Wolf (rock), 10 p.m., Free. Tabu Café & NighTClub: All Night Dance party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., Free.

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1/2 lOuNge: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, moonflower & Friends (house), 7 p.m., Free. The blOCk galleRy: Open mic, 1:30 p.m., Free. Club MeTRONOMe: sunday Night mass: Foundation (house), 7 p.m., $5. 18+. higheR gROuNd shOwCase lOuNge: Vermont comedy club: colin Ryan, Kathleen Kanz, John Lyons, Nathan Hartswick, Brendan Joseph, chad smith (standup), 8 p.m., $8/10. 18+. Los campesinos, Johnny Foreigner (indie pop), 8:30 p.m., $15. AA. NeCTaR’s: mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free.

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laNgdON sTReeT Café: Adam Klein (singersongwriter), 3 p.m., Donations.

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bee’s kNees: Allen church (irish), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The bRewski: Dale and Darcy (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free.

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laNgdON sTReeT Café: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free.

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Club MeTRONOMe: Bass culture with DJs Jahson & Nickel B (electronica), 9 p.m., Free. leuNig’s bisTRO & Café: Queen city Hot club (gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., Free. lifT: Karaoke … with a Twist, 9 p.m., Free. The MONkey hOuse: msR presents: Dungen, The Entrance Band, maga (metal), 9 p.m., $8. Hip-Hop Open mic with Dakota, 10 p.m., Free. MONTy’s Old bRiCk TaveRN: Open mic Night, 6 p.m., Free.

RadiO beaN: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free. Red squaRe: Hype ‘Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. ROzzi’s lakeshORe TaveRN: Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free.

leuNig’s bisTRO & Café: paul Asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. lifT: DJs p-Wyld & Jazzy Janet (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. MaNhaTTaN Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. The MONkey hOuse: Beat Vision with DJ Disco phantom (eclectic DJ), 9 p.m., $1. NeCTaR’s: sorry for partying Tour with The Brew, Kinetix, Roster mccabe (rock), 9 p.m., $10/12. 18+. RadiO beaN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. Red squaRe: DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. coba stella (electro-acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. shelbuRNe sTeakhOuse & salOON: carol Ann Jones (country), 8 p.m., Free.

RadiO beaN: Englishman (folk), 8:15 p.m., Free. Gua Gua (psychotropical), 8:15 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.

ChaRlie O’s: Brett Hughes (country), 10 p.m., Free.

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

central

ChaRlie O’s: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. laNgdON sTReeT Café: information Overload with Jen Dole (trivia), 7 p.m., Donations. comedy Open mic (standup), 9 p.m., Donations. MaiN sTReeT gRill & baR: Jairo sequiera (spanish guitar), 7 p.m., Free. slide bROOk lOdge & TaveRN: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

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

northern

higheR gROuNd ballROOM: ingrid michaelson, The Guggenheim Grotto (pop), 7:30 p.m., $18/20. AA.

higheR gROuNd ballROOM: Jimmy chin: A mountain called meru (film), 7 p.m., $8/20. AA.

central

bisTRO sauCe: Queen city Hot club (gypsy jazz), 6:30 p.m., Free. Club MeTRONOMe: msR presents: We Are scientists, Rewards (indie), 9 p.m., $13. 18+.

fRaNNy O’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.

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

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

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

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TwO bROTheRs TaveRN: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

The MONkey hOuse: Angioplasty media presents casiotone for the painfully Alone, Otouto, Hello shark, paper castles (indie), 9 p.m., $8.

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Club MeTRONOMe: 4Word productions and Halogen Records present 1982 with statik selektah and Termanology (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $7/10.

blaCk dOOR baR & bisTRO: science café (discussion), 6 p.m., Free. gReeN MOuNTaiN TaveRN: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. laNgdON sTReeT Café: Adrien and the Fine print (indie rock), 9 p.m., Donations. midnight special: The Young Republic (indie rock), 10:30 p.m., Donations.

champlain valley

CiTy liMiTs: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. gOOd TiMes Café: Bread & Bones (folk), 8 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.

northern

bee’s kNees: Danny Ricky cole (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. The bRewski: comedy Night with Andie Bryan (standup), 7:30 p.m., Free. The shed ResTauRaNT & bReweRy: The Gabe Jarrett Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

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

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the focal point slightly-off center. Though nearly as large, the 50-by-46-inch “St. Albans Bay OB #2, St. Albans VT” by Tinka Martell is stylistically the opposite. Her piece is an extremely simple composition with a complex surface: Grit was added to the brown along the lower edge, and a smooth indigo, indicating water, looms in the top two thirds of the work. Shoup’s “Barr Hill View/Caspian Lake” is an 18-by-24-inch pastel portraying the lake with the utmost simplicity, rendered in just four main hues. Sky and lake are a silvery gray, foreground pines are deep green, surrounding hills are crimson, and distant mountains are purple and lavender. “Top of the Trail, Barr Hill, Greensboro” by Martinez is a fine little 12-by-16inch oil, apparently done in the same vicinity. Three pine trees in the foreground and a stand of them in the background are made with juicy green and blue brushstrokes. Choppier strokes compose the sky and meadow. Martinez’s “Colchester Pond, Colchester” is dominated by cerulean blue in the foreground water, sky and light captured on the conifers. “Black Mountain Ferns Out My Back Door” by Petria Mitchell, another small oil, depicts a misty gray atmosphere, pale green leaves and ferns. Tree trunks are nearly black, as if soaked by rain. Curlin’s mixed-media paintings are the most abstract works in the show. The images’ point of view is that of a passing airplane, with roads and fields segment-

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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 the medium’s history, variety and materials; and ‘WARREN KIMBLE’S AMERICA’: Favorite works from the country’s bestknown contemporary folk artist. Through October 24 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346.

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ainting in the open air — en plein air — was a pretty radical concept when it was first practiced in 19th-century France. The Impressionists and their predecessors of the Barbizon School trudged out of their studios and into the countryside to capture the environment’s ever-changing light by seeing it firsthand. That practice has become a tradition for contemporary realist painters, especially in beautiful locales such as Vermont. At the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville an exhibition of more than 100 paintings by 60 contemporary landscapists, who created works in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Nature Conservancy, is on view through October. The national juried exhibition “Inspired by Nature” consists exclusively of works made on Nature Conservancy preserves in the Green Mountain State. It’s a diverse show, ranging from the arch-traditional “Coming Storm” by Ian Marion to more abstract pieces, such as Annemie Curlin’s map-influenced paintings and expressionistic works by Jayne Shoup and Dorothy Martinez. At 70 by 54 inches, Marion’s “Coming Storm” is one of the largest pieces in the show, and it’s also the most classical. His technique is similar to that of American painter Thomas Cole (1801-1848), with slightly stylized leaves, dramatic values and an exquisite composition that pushes

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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. ‘ALZHEIMER’S: FORGETTING PIECE BY PIECE’: An exhibit of 52 contemporary quilted works that offer poignant tribute to victims of the disease, organized by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative; and audio recordings of stories from elders, in conjunction with Vermont Public Radio and The StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative. Also, ‘CIRCUS DAY IN AMERICA’: A multimedia exhibit celebrating the art and experience of the American circus, circa

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“Top of the Trail, Barr Hill, Greensboro ” by Dorothy Martinez

ing the ground. She also uses colors similar to those found on maps. “Williams Wood, Addison” is a 24-by-17-inch piece that includes a passage of Lake Champlain shoreline. The craggy, raw-sienna shore contrasts with water whose blue ranges from dark values at its depths to lighter blue in the shallows. “Dead Creek” is a vertically oriented construction. Six of its panels open to show other items from the landscape. At center right is a realist farmscape; beside it at left is a woven collage of words and photographs. The 19th-century French painters who were inspired by nature were also

inspired by new technologies. Tube colors became available in the 1820s, and the French Box Easel, developed at midcentury, made outdoor painting easier than ever before. Things haven’t changed much for plein air painters since then, but most parts of the landscape certainly have. Thanks to the Nature Conservancy, places to create beautiful paintings remain.

‘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 in Shelburne. Info, 985-3346.

CARL RUBINO: “Peeling Paint and Little Puddles,” abstract close-up and macro color photographs of the two themes. Through October 30 at Shelburne Art Center. Info, 518-946-7302.

ART HOP GROUP EXHIBIT: Sixteen local artists show two-dimensional works in oil, watercolor and acrylic, as well as wall-hung sculpture, in celebration of the newly expanded, 15,000-squarefoot showroom. Through October 15 at Burlington Furniture Company. Info, 860-4972. ART HOP GROUP SHOW: SUBARU-HYUNDAI: Paintings and photography on two levels. Through December 30 at Burlington Subaru in Burlington. 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.

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“Inspired by Nature,” paintings of the Vermont landscape. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville. Through October 31.

‘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. CLARK RUSSELL: The Burlington artist presents new abstract sculptures in aluminum and stainless-steel industrial cutouts. Through October 15 at Jager Di Paola Kemp Design in Burlington. Info, 864-5884.

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call to artists 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-serve 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. Dark art call for artists: Artists of all media are invited to submit images and apply for the second edition of this unique and creative dark-art exhibition. vtartandcraft@gmail.com Burlington city arts is issuing a Request For Proposals from artists for a mural project. Deadline for submissions: October 8, 5 p.m. For more information, call 865-5356 or email skatz@ci.burlington.vt.us. Details can be found at burlingtoncityarts.com under Artist Opportunities. spa holiDay art show: Join Studio Place Arts member artists in a 3-floor holiday season show. Visit www.studioplacearts.com and click on “Calls to Artists.” Deadline: October 8. watercolor artists, JurieD show: Helen Day Art Center is hosting a show for the Vermont Watercolor Society. Please submit work by October 8. Must be a member of VWS. Juror: Susan Wahlrab. Maximum size: 44 inches including frame. Info, helenday.com. crafters wanteD for 3rD annual “holiDay showcase & craft fair” to be held at BFA Fairfax School on Saturday, November 20. Deadline for space reservation and payment is October 15. Please contact Sarah at 782-6874 for details. granD isle art works: Now accepting applications for juried membership. We are artist-owned and cooperatively managed. Info, jury@grandisleartworks.com.

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von Bargen’s 1st annual fall art show: A juried showcase of artworks in a variety of media by local college students and recent graduates. Winner of Best of Show announced at the event. Thursday, October 7, 4-7 p.m., Von Bargen’s, Burlington. Info, 864-0012.

Bca art market: Local artists and crafters sell their wares at this Burlington City Arts-sponsored open-air bazaar every weekend, weather permitting. Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.2:30 p.m., Burlington City Hall Park, Burlington. Info, 865-7166. ‘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 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: Woodworking demonstrations by wood-spirits carver Don Heurerman and Windsor chair maker George Ainley. Saturday, October 9, 1-4 p.m. Info, 885-7111. 10.10.10 photo event: Montpelier CAN! invites local residents to take photographs in their neighborhoods and throughout the city of their favorite places, people, pets, etc., and submit them to the Montpelier Department of Planning and Community Development until October 22. Selections will be exhibited in November. Contact Taylor Newton or Isaac Lawrence for more information. Sunday, October 10, 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m., Montpelier. Info, 223-9506, tnewton@montpelier-vt.org. Quilt auction for charity: The second annual event presents 140 quilts whose sales will benefit the food shelf, the battered women’s shelter, Central Vermont Humane Society and the Seed Bank Project in Haiti. Preview at 9 a.m.; bidding continues until all quilts are auctioned off. Sunday, October 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Waitsfield Elementary School. Info, carolc@madriver.com. ‘art in the park’ foliage festival: The Chaffee Center presents the 48th annual event featuring fine art, crafts and specialty food, along with daily drawings for prizes. Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, October 10, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. Info, 775-0356. sunDay films: Islands: This 57-minute film documents how artists Christo and JeanneClaude surrounded 11 small islands in Biscayne Bay, Fla., with 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric in May 1983. Sunday, October 10, 3-4 p.m., Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington. Info, 656-0750.

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John Brault-gooDrich: The former Vermonter returns from 10 years in Hawaii and shows his watercolor paintings and wooden sculptures of scenes from both states. Discounted horse-wagon rides also available. Friday through Saturday, October 8-9, 3-9 p.m., Black Horse Farm, Cabot. Info, 808-333-7699.

‘after Dark’: Images by local and international photographers that depict nighttime scenes. Through October 29 at Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Junction. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 777-3686. 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. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 453-4032.

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. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 349-0072.

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alena Botanica: Through October 31 at Center Bakery in Waterbury Center. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-8 p.m. Info, 244-7500. ‘the hanD to hanD proJect’: Cecelia Kane, working with nearly 200 artists, chronicles 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). October 8 through November 20 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-8 p.m. Info, 775-0356.

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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. October 8 through 31 at 215 College Gallery in Burlington. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-8 p.m. Info, 863-3662. pat toDD: “Art in My Lifetime,” boldly colored pastels depicting scenes from the natural world. Through October 16 at The Art House in Middlebury. Reception: A reception includes live music by the Divine Heart Ukelele Band and They Might Be Gypsies. Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. Info, 458-0464. ‘rock soliD’: The tenth 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. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 479-7069. carrie Bagalio: “Inner Landscape,” oil paintings that depict the “everyday” of the youth generation. Through October 31 at The Art Gallery in Stowe. Reception: Saturday, October 9, 3-5 p.m. Info, 253-6007. ‘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. A reception includes live music by saxophonist Chris Peterman. Reception: Saturday, October 9, 5-7 p.m. Info, 253-9653.

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‘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. October 9 through 29 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Reception: Saturday, October 9, 5-7 p.m. Info, 518-563-1604. axel stohlBerg: Paintings and drawings of local barns. Through October 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Reception: Saturday, October 9, 6-8 p.m. Info, 839-8818.

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miDDleBury arts walk: Galleries and other art venues around downtown stay open late to welcome pedestrian viewers for this last art walk of the season. Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m., Middlebury. Info, 388-1436.

octoBer featureD artists: Photographs by Lenny Christopher, paintings by Jim Foote and Melissa Haberman and painted china by Kitten Ellison. October 7 through 31 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Reception: Thursday, October 7, 5-8 p.m. Info, 933-6403.

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milDreD Beltré: Prints and drawings based on the idea of the schematic. Through October 22 at Colburn Gallery in Burlington. Reception includes a gallery talk. Wednesday, October 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Info, 656-2014.

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. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 382-9222.

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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. Talk: Arnold gives a talk entitled “Chasing the Shadows of Dr. Bradford Washburn,” about the explorer’s six decades of mountaineering and photographing the natural landscape. Thursday, October 7, 7-8 p.m. Info, 649-2200.

tarrah kraJnak: “Inch of Dust,” an photographic installation utilizing appropriated images of Peruvians to explore and challenge how photography is used to characterize ethnicity and archive its meaning. In the Second Floor Gallery. Through December 11 at Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts in Burlington. Reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 865-7165.

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‘art at the coach Barn’: The 23rd annual exhibition brings together works by Vermont’s finest artists in a broad range of media and styles. Through October 24 at Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. Talk: An Art Exhibition Tea and Tour gives a look behind the scenes with participating artists, followed by discussion over refreshments at the Inn. Wednesday, October 6, 2:45-4:30 p.m. Info, 985-0328.

rutlanD art hop: Galleries, restaurants and other venues around town welcome viewers for an evening of art, music, revelry and culture, and a bus drives a continuous loop among locations. Friday, October 8, 5-8 p.m., Rutland (various venues). Info, 775-0356.

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David Wander: “Wolloch Passover Haggadah Portfolio,” images and illustrations created in memory of the Holocaust, a donation from Norbert Wolloch (class of ‘71) to the UVM Special Collections Library. In the Social Justice Gallery. Through October 15 at Center for Cultural Pluralism, UVM in Burlington. Info, 656-1145. Dick Brunelle: “Abstract Explorations,” paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Through October 30 at Mirabelles in Burlington. Info, 864-0989.

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Eben Ernstof: Neo-op drawings, curated by SEABA. Through November 30 at Pine Street Deli in Burlington. Info, 859-9222. Ethan Azarian & Melissa Knight: New paintings and fabric collages, respectively, by the husband-and-wife artists. Through October 31 at Rose Street Artists’ Co-op in Burlington. Info, 454-8087.

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.J. Davis was something of a lost soul when she traveled to Siena, Italy, in 1988 as a 38-year-old art student. The daughter of a Morrisville bank president, Davis had attended five colleges and graduated from none. She had married young, given birth to two girls and gotten divorced. In those circumstances, she says now, “I realized the whole artist-in-a-garret thing just wasn’t going to work.” A “eureka!” moment resulted, however, from watching conservation teams on scaffolds restoring frescoes and Renaissance buildings in Siena. “Conserving art — I knew I could do that, and I knew I wanted to do that,” Davis says. Davis acquired an undergraduate degree and gained admission, on her second try, to SUNY Buffalo’s art-conservation program, one of only three in the United States. She became a specialist in works on paper. A year before receiving her master’s, in 1994, Davis “repatriated” herself to Vermont. She married Dan Davis, now a semiretired forest-products consultant, and moved into a transplanted, refurbished and much-expanded barn on a 100-plusacre site in Newark, Vt. The three-story home has a big view of Burke Mountain. A 1500-square-foot space in the walkout basement serves as the lab and office of Washi, Davis’ one-woman conservation business named for a traditional type of Japanese paper. It’s here that she worked for 18 months restoring a dozen posters for the Shelburne Museum’s “Circus Day in America” show, which closes on October 24. In the course of soaking and steaming the fragile, tattered sheets, Davis discovered an image of a “two-headed lady” — actually, conjoined African American twins — that a competing circus company had covered with an advertisement featuring a snake charmer.

Shelburne curator Kory Rogers describes that find as “quite extraordinary.” He testifies to the expertise Davis has developed in a profession she entered much later in life than did most of her colleagues. Nancie Ravenel, the Shelburne’s objects conservator, says Davis has become a much-respected figure in her field. In fact, “she rocks!” Ravenel declares. “She’s got amazing hand skills.” Other Vermont art institutions besides the Shelburne regularly commission Davis to restore or help conserve works on paper. But much of her business comes from private collectors via word of mouth or through the website of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Davis notes. Davis is currently working on a 70-yearold set of federal duck stamp prints owned by a collector in Virginia. Davis has submerged the lithographs and etchings in a tub

of well water to loosen dirt and the marks often caused by poor-quality framing materials. A mild bleach will be applied next, and then the prints will be given a second bath. Davis also does fills and touchups. While the ducks sit contentedly in their water, she’s repairing rips and brushing watercolors onto smudged parts of a late-19th-century seed-company poster. It features a smiling, toga-clad woman flouncing beside a cornucopia. The wildly colorful composition, a sort of Americanized Botticelli, is being painstakingly restored to its original splendor. For heavily damaged or highly delicate pieces, Davis may employ more complicated treatments, such as suctioning with a fritted disc attached to a vacuum pump. As that mechanized device and the various instruments and elixirs in her studio suggest, Davis is as much scientist as artist. Indeed, courses in organic chemistry

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.

Jim DuVal & Justin Atherton: Halloween-inspired paintings, prints and drawings. Through October 31 at Red Square in Burlington. Info, 318-2438.

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. ‘Hues of Autumn’: Members of the association in the surrounding region show works in a variety that depict the coming season. Through October 15 at Adirondack Art Association Gallery in Essex. Info, 518-963-8309. 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. Info, www.flynndog.net

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 Firehouse Gallery in Burlington. Info, 865-7165. 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.

and physics were prerequisites for admission to the conservation program at SUNY Buffalo. “I liked science, and I was always good at detail work like needlepoint,” Davis says. She does wear a respirator mask when working with certain solutions, even though she chose paper conservation partly because it doesn’t involve the “nasty solvents” that painting conservators must use. Mold is Davis’ biggest concern. She works on moldy material outside in her yard. Davis is active with many nonprofit groups, such as the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance, through which she has helped local libraries and historical societies care for documents. She’s also engaged in a statewide effort to restore stage curtains in town theaters and has recently begun working on a similar project in Maine and New Hampshire. Through the American Institute for Conservation, Davis is teaching Haitians how to restore artworks buried beneath the rubble left by last January’s earthquake. Also under the institute’s auspices, she traveled to Mississippi a few weeks after Katrina had swamped town offices along the Gulf Coast. “There was a library half a mile inland with some sculptures that we were able to help,” Davis recounts. “Almost everything else had been destroyed. It was all gone.” Back home, she is the catalyst for an emergency-response initiative focused on Vermont cultural institutions. Davis conducts workshops on how to prepare for disasters and gives instruction on salvage techniques for collections. “We haven’t had to use any of this yet,” she says, “but we’re ready to go.” m Paper conservator M.J. Davis, Washi, West Burke, Vt., 467-8602.

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. Michael Strauss: Recent high-chroma landscapes in acrylic and ink. Through October 31 at Barnes & Noble in South Burlington. Info, 865-2329. 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.


‘almost utoPia: iN search oF the good liFe iN mid-ceNtury america’: Historic photographs, text and audio from the Vermont Folklife Center that captures 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. art iN the rouNd BarN: the 20th annual invitational exhibit features 26 of Vermont’s finest artists in a variety of media. Through October 11 at Joslyn Round Barn in Waitsfield. Info, 496-7722.

25 years he’s been fine-tuning the idea. Now, his wall-hung sculptures are mostly made of aluminum and stainless-steel industrial cutouts, which he composes, shapes and adheres together in forms whose almost lyrical abstractions belie their physical dimensions — the untitled piece pictured is roughly 4 feet wide. A selection of Russell’s new works graces the walls of Jager Di Paola Kemp Design in Burlington, through October 15. 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.

‘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.

‘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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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.

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ed ePsteiN: Recent acrylic paintings of flowers and landscapes. Through October 9 at The Drawing Board in Montpelier. Info, 223-2902. 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. heather ritchie: Whimsical, colorful paintings in mixed media inspired by animals. Through October 15 at Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier. Info, 223-0043. JoaN FeieraBeNd: “Portraits in Two Visual Languages,” abstract oil paintings and realistic pastel drawings. Through November 19 at Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village. Info, 889-9404. JoaN morris: “Merging Continuums,” Japanesestyle dyed textiles and precious-metal monoprints. October 13 through November 21 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670.

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Katie o’rourKe: “Layers,” abstract acrylic paintings. Through October 31 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info, 223-5454. liNda maNey & missy storrow: Works in water media on paper and canvas. Through October 30 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Info, 223-3338. ‘memories oF world war ii’: Photographs from the archives of the Associated Press, a touring exhibit composed of 126 historic images. Through October 15 at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield. Info, 485-2448. 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. CENTRAL VT ART SHOWS

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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.

‘coNNectioNs’: A group show in a variety of media that express physical and spiritual connections, in celebration of the gallery’s newly renovated space. Through November 13 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 431-0204.

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tim BrooKes: “The Endangered Alphabet Project,” wood carvings that address the issue of disappearing languages. Through October 18 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Info, 865-7211.

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, artwhirled23@yahoo.com.

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‘Powderized’: Snowboard-influenced artwork, video and photography by Michael Jager and David Lane Roby, Adam Moran, Lance Violette, Randy Gaetano, Chris Copley, Shem Roose, Dennis Healy, Michael Montanaro and more. Through October 8 at Propeller Media Works in Burlington. Info, 401-741-8101.

BarBara leBer: “Trees & Birds,” acrylic paintings on board. Through October 31 at Red Hen Bakery & Café in Middlesex. Info, 223-0352.

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‘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.

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.

‘The Hale Street Gang’: Large-scale black-and-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.

Peter Miller: “France in the 1950s,” featuring black-and-white images from the photographer’s Paris street scenes and Margaux Vendange wine harvest series. Through November 2 at Peter Miller Photography Gallery in Colbyville. Info, 244-5339.

‘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.

Plainfield Historical Society Photo Exhibit: “Images of the Past,” 50 photographs of historic Plainfield, 1880-1940. Through October 31 at Plainfield Community Center in Plainfield. 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.

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 in Brandon. Info, 465-4071.

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 group juried show features works on the theme of the shadow in art. Through October 24 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743. Vanessa Wright: “The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life,” a photography exhibit of horses and riders paired with quotations from some of the world’s greatest books. Through October 16 at Waterbury Public Library. Info, 244-7036.

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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. 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. ‘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. ‘Friends Bearing Gifts’: An exhibit celebrating 40 years of acquisitions for the permanent collection purchased by Friends of the Art Museum, and featuring 40 diverse objects, from an ancient Chinese mirror to paintings by modern masters. Through December 12 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-5007. ‘Lake Champlain Through the Lens’: The museum’s annual juried photography show features views of the lake in all its glory by both amateur and professional photographers. Visitors are invited to submit their votes for a People’s Choice Award. Through October 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022.

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Ann Young: “People and Places,” oil paintings and sculpture. Through October 15 at White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. Info, 563-2037.

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open call to artists resulted in the T.W. Wood Gallery’s current exhibit of works in a variety of media that respond to the theme of “shadow.” And that, of course, is open to mysterious interpretation. The juried works showcase 20 artists from around New England and beyond. The exhibit is on view through October 24. Pictured: “Ease at the Père Lachaise,” a photograph by Rebecca Kibby.

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. 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 in Brandon. 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. 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. Info, 434-6434. 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.

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. ‘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. Creative Wood Carving & Sculpture Show: Wendy Lichtensteiger, George Peterson, Michael Bauermeister and Scott Crocker show works in wood, from small spirit figures to human-size open vessels. Through October 16 at Stowe Craft & Design in Stowe. Info, 253-2305. ‘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. ‘Fresh Air’: Landscape-inspired works by Rebecca Kinkead, Craig Mooney, Aline Ordman, Helen Shulman, Rett Sturman, Susan Wahlrab and Mariella Bisson. Through October 11 at West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. Habitat for Artists Project: Vermont Edition: An exhibition of small structures created by 15 artists and used as studios over 45 days this summer. Through October 9 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. ‘Inspired by Nature’: One hundred paintings of Vermont landscapes, created on Nature Conservancy preserves, honor that organization’s 50th anniversary. Through October 31 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. Jim Gallugi & John Olson: Oil paintings of Vermont landscapes, including towns, buildings and farmlands. Through October 10 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211.

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. Peggy Smith: “Contain-Her,” a solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures, each of which began with a ball of clay, created during a two-month artist residency. Through October 9 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. 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. 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 in Johnson. Info, 635-1469. Rolf Anderson: “Sweden: Going Home,” photographs, artwork and text exploring the artist’s Swedish ancestry, in Brown Library. Through October 29 at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. Info, 326-4799. ‘We Share Our World’: An exhibit about former refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia now living in Vermont includes photographs, interviews, info about countries of origin and interactive features. Through October 16 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College in Johnson. Info, 635-1469.

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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.

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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 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Info, 518-523-2512. 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. Info, 603-646-3651. 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. Info, 603-646-3651. Elizabeth Grades: “Granite and Greens,” acrylic paintings on birch panel that express the transformative nature of stone, water and earth; and 2010 Regional Exhibition: a juried group exhibit of works by artists in the area. Through October 8 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Info, 518-563-1604. ‘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. October 9 through March 31 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Info, 603-646-2808. ‘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. Info, 603-646-2808. m


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hat is it about subtitles that sends American moviegoers stampeding from a theater like the place is on fire? Or is it the unfamiliar sound of foreign dialogue that people flee? The sight of strange, stripmall-free locations on the screen, perhaps? Could it be that, as a nation, we are simply too lazy to pop Milk Duds and read at the same time? Whatever the root of the phenomenon, an entire subindustry has gradually come into existence, a Hollywood assembly line designed precisely not to manufacture anything new, but to produce Americanized replicas of films from other countries. As with French fries, pizza and Chinese food, we want our own version adapted to our tastes. As far as I know, we’re the only country that does this. Consider how many different languages are spoken around the world. And yet you don’t hear about Japanese versions of Austin Powers or Russian redos of Goodfellas. What does it say about us that we feel compelled constantly to fix that which is not broken?

Not remotely broken is Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 cult favorite Let the Right One In, the mournfully beautiful tale of a lonely 12-year-old boy and a pretty preteen vampire who bond while draining half the blood out of a snow-covered Stockholm suburb. Yet here we have Cloverfield director Matt Reeves’ English-language remake. On the one hand, it’s a shame audiences in this country are so spoiled and subtitlephobic. On the other, this is the rare case of an American filmmaker crafting a remake almost as good as the original. Reeves understands what made Let the Right One In such a lovely, hypnotic and original work of cinema and, while he did change the title, he wisely changed very little else. Snowy suburban New Mexico substitutes for snowy Stockholm, and we find ourselves in the ’80’s watching Reagan on TV and listening to “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” on the radio. Otherwise, our story remains mostly intact. Kodi Smit-McPhee is Owen, a child of divorce bullied at school and ignored by his

THERE WILL BE BLOOD And lots of it in Matt Reeves’ remake of the Swedish cult favorite about a lonely boy who bonds with a vampire.

boozehound mother at home. Chloë Moretz is his mysterious new neighbor, Abby. “We can’t be friends,” she announces, standing barefoot in the snow, when they first meet. They become something infinitely more interesting. As the boy discovers, Abby is a vampire and very possibly immortal. “I’m not a girl,” she tells him, once trust has been established. “I’m nothing.” She is, however, the reason dead bodies keep turning up all over town. Reeves takes an approach to the movie’s violent sequences that is flashier than Alfredson’s but no less effective. They’re particularly unsettling in contrast to the tenderness

of the scenes in which the two outcasts share secrets and grow close. Both young actors deliver haunting performances. Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, this may very well be the weirdest love story ever told. Is Reeve’s remake the right version for you, or would you find the original superior? In the end, of course, that’s a question of personal taste. All I can tell you with certainty is that either version has more emotional and artistic bite than anything you’ll see in comparatively minor-league fangfests such as Twilight and “True Blood.” RICK KISONAK

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he Social Network is probably the best film ever made about the Internet, but that’s not saying much. What’s its competition — The Net? Hackers? Johnny Mnemonic? Of course, director David Fincher’s semifictionalized origin story of Facebook is about more than the Internet. It’s a bold effort to use a single figure — Mark Zuckerberg, who was a Harvard undergrad when he founded the social-networking behemoth — to encapsulate a historical moment. Fincher pulled off that trick for the 1970s in the little-seen Zodiac (2007). But that was a low-key film that eschewed the clichés of its genre in favor of something rougher and more real. The Social Network is anchored by something real, too: a career-making performance from Jesse Eisenberg. Whatever you think of his portrayal of Zuckerberg as a mean-spirited, jittery hacker with a status obsession, it’s a landmark. The film’s weakness is the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, who apparently never met a cliché about the Internet or the Ivy League he didn’t like. Yes, the “West Wing” creator has a gift for smart dialogue. He shows it in the movie’s opening scene, which is also its best. Over the course of a single conversation, Zuckerberg goes from having a girlfriend (Rooney Mara) to having a bitter ex-girlfriend. Maybe

he shouldn’t have insinuated she’s his intellectual inferior “because you go to BU.” This scene tells us everything we really need to know about Eisenberg’s character. Because he’s insecure, he needles himself and everyone around him, probing for weakness. Driven to dominate one small corner of an overwhelming world, he invents something that starts as a form of revenge against the girl who rejected him and grows into a cool clique he controls. “It’s like a final club,” he tells his friend and business partner, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), “except we’re the president.” Since the film’s main narrative is intercut with scenes of an older Zuckerberg battling Saverin and others in lawsuits, we know by the end he’ll have booted them from his inner circle. This “lonely at the top” stuff isn’t new. But the jockeying for position among Zuckerberg, Saverin and Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) — who finds out about Facebook and angles for his own piece of the pie — makes for an absorbing clash of personalities. The movie would have been far more compelling if Sorkin and Fincher had kept their focus there. Instead, they spend too much time on Zuckerberg’s other eventual legal antagonists, the smug, preppy Winklevoss twins (both played by Armie Hammer), who nev-

REVENGE OF THE NERD Eisenberg shows his social graces as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

er transcend caricatures. The Winklevosses are everything Zuckerberg desperately wants to be, we’re asked to believe, because they row crew and belong to the invitationonly Porcellian Club. Here I have to agree with Nathan Heller, who argued recently in Slate that Sorkin’s view of Harvard is as retro as Love Story. I remember students rolling their eyes over final clubs during the Reagan administration. But corny elements could be forgiven if the film’s dialogue and plotting weren’t so often heavy handed, too. Rather than letting events speak for themselves, Sorkin uses characters to make his talking points. When Zuckerberg tells lawyer Rashida Jones he’s

expanding to Bosnia, she shakes her head and says, “They don’t have roads, but they have Facebook.” We get the point: A social network isn’t a functioning society. Zuckerberg has 500 million “friends,” but he doesn’t have ... friends. These are strong points, no doubt. But seeing characters used to prove a thesis is never as interesting as seeing them act with the unpredictability of real people. Here’s a status update: Yes, controlling personalities with Napoleon complexes thrive on the Internet. Too bad this film seems to have been made by as well as about them. MARGOT HARRISON


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new in theaters it’S KiND oF A FUNNY StoRY: A stressed-out teenager (Keir Gilchrist) commits himself to a mental institution and bonds with an older resident (Zach Galifianakis) in this comedydrama from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson). With Emma Roberts. (101 min, PG-13. Capitol, Palace) JAcK GoES BoAtiNG: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut with this drama in which he plays a socially inept New Yorker who tries to build a romantic relationship with an equally shy woman (Amy Ryan). (89 min, R. Roxy) liFE AS WE KNoW it: 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)

cASE 39H1/2 A social worker takes in an abused girl who may not be as innocent as she seems in this horror flick from Christian (Pandorum) Alvart. With Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane. (109 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Paramount) 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. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Welden) FAREWEllHHHH A KGB agent finds himself tempted by the other side in this fact-based Cold War spy thriller from France. With Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica. Christian Carion directs. (112 min, NR. Roxy) GEt loWHHHH1/2 Robert Duvall stars in this 1930s-set drama about a loner who insists on throwing his funeral party while he’s still alive. With Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray and Lucas Black. Aaron Schneider directs. (100 min, PG-13. Roxy, Savoy)

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GoiNG tHE DiStANcEHH1/2 Two young people struggle to make a transcontinental relationship work in this romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Nanette Burstein directs. (97 min, R. Stowe; ends 10/7)

mY SoUl to tAKE: 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, Welden)

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 evil-fighting heroes. With the voices of Jim Sturgess, Emilie de Ravin, Helen Mirren and Hugo Weaving. Zack (300) Snyder directs. (97 min, PG. Bijou, Capitol [3-D], Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Marquis [3-D], Palace, Welden)

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. Big Picture, Roxy) SEcREtARiAt: Diane Lane plays the housewifeturned-horse-breeder who produced the 1973 Triple Crown winner in this fact-based drama. John Malkovich plays the horse’s trainer. Randall Wallace directs. (120 min, PG. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount)

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NANNY mcpHEE REtURNSHH1/2 Emma Thompson reprises her role as the 21st century’s answer to Mary Poppins. With Maggie Smith, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rhys Ifans. Susanna White directs. (100 min, PG. Big Picture)

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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)

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wednesday 6 — thursday 7 The Social Network 1:15, 3:45, 7, 9:30. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop 1:25, 8:40. The town 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:25. Wall Street: money Never Sleeps 1:20, 4, 6:40, 9:20. Get Low 3:25, 6:20. ***New French Films: Farewell 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:35. The Father of my children Wed only: 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30. 35 Shots of Rum Thu only: 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30. friday 8 — thursday 14 *Jack Goes Boating 1:05, 3, 5, 6:55, 8:45. *Life As We Know It 1:25, 3:50, 7:10, 9:20. *mao’s Last Dancer 1, 6:15. *Queen of the Sun 1:30, 7, 9 (Fri & Sat only). The Social Network 1:15, 3:45, 7, 9:30. The town 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:25. Wall Street: money Never Sleeps 3:20, 8:35. Farewell 4:10, 8:45 (Sun-Thu only). ***See website for details.

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WiNtER’S BoNEHHHH Jennifer Lawrence plays a teen in the Ozarks doing whatever it takes to hold on to her family homestead. With John Hawkes and Kevin Breznahan. (100 min, R. Welden) A WomAN, A GUN AND A NooDlE SHopHHH Zhang (Hero) Yimou directed this remake of the Coens’ debut thriller Blood Simple, transporting the story of jealousy and murder from rural Texas to a noodle shop in China. With Ni Dahong and Yan Ni. (95 min, R. Roxy; ends 10/7) YoU AGAiNH1/2 Female rivalries take center stage in this comedy about a young woman (Kristen Bell) who finds out her former high school tormentor is about to become her sister-in-law. With Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White. (105 min, PG. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)

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tHE HUmAN cENtipEDEH1/2 If you want to watch this notorious mad-scientist horror film from director Tom Six, you already know all about it. Otherwise, I suggest remaining in blissful ignorance. Dieter Laser stars. (92 min, NR) tHE KARAtE KiDHHH In this remake, Jaden Smith stars as a bullied kid who learns how to open a can of whoopass from a wise janitor played by Jackie Chan. (126 min, PG) miD-AUGUSt lUNcHHHH1/2 Gianni Di Gregorio directed and starred in this Italian comedy-drama about a middle-aged Roman bachelor who finds himself cooking for four ninety something women. (75 min, NR)

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Rescue workers who found Sherin Brown, 23, trapped under a steel light pole in New York City said she told them the pole fell on her, causing back and neck injuries. After she was taken to the hospital to be treated, investigators reviewing nearby surveillance videos saw a passing tractortrailer clip the pole. The footage showed Brown jumping out of the way of the falling pole, then crawling under it just before help arrived. She was charged with falsely reporting an emergency. (New York Daily News) Authorities said Rashad D. Wilson, 18, entered a convenience store in Mexico, N.Y., wearing a camouflage ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt and demanded cigarettes. The clerk told Wilson to remove his mask first. Wilson then showed a handgun, but the clerk still insisted he take off his mask. Wilson left the store empty-handed and drove off, but Oswego County sheriff’s deputies stopped the car and arrested him. (Syracuse’s PostStandard)

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Prosecutors in Salisbury, N.H., dropped charges against Walter Scott Jr., 59, after a device in his possession that police initially described as a powerful pipe bomb turned out to be a “tire thumper,” used to check the pressure of truck tires by banging on them. The device, consisting of a piece of PVC pipe with metal weights inside, couldn’t have harmed anyone, according to Scott’s attorney, Ted Barnes, “unless they were hit over the head with it.” (Concord Monitor)

Breaking Non-News

Norwegian radio journalist Pia Beate Pedersen announced to listeners of public broadcast station NRK that she was “quitting and walking away” because station management was putting too much pressure on the staff and that she “wanted to be able to eat properly again and be able to breathe.” Before walking out, she refused to read the scheduled newscast, declaring on air, “Nothing important has happened anyway.” (Britain’s Daily Mail)

Dick Heads of the Week

Australian researchers said female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads. The condition, called imposex, results from exposure to the chemical tributyltin (TBT), according to associate professor Monique Gagnon of Curtin University’s Department of Environment and Agriculture.

TBT is a common ingredient of paint used on boat hulls that prevents barnacles. Gagnon explained that although surveys show TBT contamination declined over the past 10 years at sites visited by recreational boats, the marine snail Thais orbita had a 100 percent rate of imposex at sites where commercial vessels were present. (Australian Associated Press)

Mother of Invention

Responding to the growing popularity of chickens as house pets, Australia’s Ingrid

Dimock, 45, who sells and rents chickens in Brisbane and Sydney, introduced a diaper for indoor chickens. Developed in collaboration with a weddingdress designer, the starry pink and spotty blue elasticized “chicken nappy” joins Dimock’s line of fashionable chicken clothing. Her City Chicks business also sells small walking leads and harnesses for people who take their chickens for walks, stylish wristbands used to identify birds that stray and chandeliers for chicken coops. (Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail)

Eligibility Follies

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who posed as a 14-yearold boy so he could join a youth football league team in Tampa, Fla. Julious Javone Threatts played in one game for the Town ’N Country Packers as Chad Jordan before he was unmasked. Packers coach Ray McCloud said he thinks Threatts “just wanted to play football,” adding, “I don’t think he was good enough to play semipro or anything.” (St. Petersburg Times)

The Bigger They Come

The “Big 10 Inch Team” used a 90-foot compressed air cannon to shoot a 9.5-pound pumpkin more than a mile. The group, comprising members from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, traveled to Moab, Utah, to launch the pumpkin, hoping the thin air would help it travel farther. The Big 10 Inch Team shot a pumpkin near Moab last year that traveled just shy of a mile, setting a Guinness World Record. (Associated Press)

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ear Rob: A professional astrologer who read my chart told me that I have no willpower and that there is basically nothing I can do to change that. Any suggestions? I’m feeling helpless and passive at a time when I could really benefit from standing up for myself. - Listless Libra.” Dear Libra: What the supposedly professional astrologer told you is totally inaccurate. No one’s chart, ever, in the history of the world, indicates that they have no willpower. Astrology doesn’t speak in such stupid ways. Besides that, you and the Libran tribe will soon have an excellent window of opportunity to bolster your willpower. The fun begins now and lasts until at least November 18. Get ready! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Much of the reader mail I receive is friendly. But now and then I’ll get a message like this: “I’ve followed your horoscopes with pleasure for years. But I must say, you’ve really lost it lately. I can’t stand the garbage you’ve been slinging. What happened to you?” My response is to wonder why the person never wrote to me while he was happy with my efforts. It reminds me of a quote by Leon Uris: “How often in life it is that we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.” It also reminds me of how tempting it is to focus on what repels us and scares us, shortchanging the dreams that excite us. Your assignment in the next four weeks, Aries, is to reward what you like and pursue what you want. For now, forget about what you don’t like and don’t want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The

worst painting in history is hanging in San Francisco’s De Young Museum. It is “Noel and Bob” by Joan Brown. It’s so awkwardly garish and trivially monstrous that I can only conclude Brown possessed what might be termed “negative genius.” It’s not just that she had no talent. She actually had the opposite of brilliant talent. And yet I must confess I had a good time gazing at this anti-artistic botch. I thoroughly enjoyed laughing at it, and was quite pleased at the jokes my companions and I made about it. I suggest that in the coming week you try something similar: enjoying the entertainment [october 7-13]

value and educational merit of clumsy, ungainly, out-of-whack stuff. Doing so will sharpen your wits for the not-toodistant future, when you will come into proximity to a lot of understated beauty and elegance and grace.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Is my

enjoyment of the Temptations’ song “My Girl” diminished by the fact that it was used in a commercial for Sun Maid Raisins? Does Jose Gonzalez’s tune “Heartbeats” evoke less feeling in me because I know it was used as the soundtrack for a Sony TV commercial? Well, yeah, actually. The songs haven’t been totally wrecked for me, but neither do they make my heart soar anymore. Is there anything like that in your life, Gemini? Some pure and innocent pleasure that has been tainted or watered down? Believe it or not, you could restore it to its original state in the coming weeks.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): For the

moment, set aside your complaints about the transgressions of your original family. Cease your laments about the struggles you had to endure as a child. If you enjoy marinating yourself in those sorrows, you can always return to them at a later date. Here are the opportunities that are now available to you: to focus on the gifts that your early life blessed you with; to acknowledge the resources bequeathed to you by the past; to celebrate and access the primal power that has been yours to draw on since the day you were born.

When British farmer Rowie Meers, 45, of Purton House Organics started growing galia melons, they were so heavy that they fell off and got damaged. She asked her customers to send their used bras to the farm, which she now uses to suspend the melons. “The smaller bras, the melons spill out of them, so we need the DD cup, which sort of cradles them nicely,” Meers said, adding that next year she hopes to grow watermelons, which she figures will need an FF cup. (BBC News)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nose jobs are at an all-time high. Every year, American plastic surgeons cumulatively scrape away more than a mile of flesh and bone from their patients’ sniffers. I predict that in the coming weeks, the noses of the entire planet’s Leo tribe will shrink 10,000 times that amount, at least metaphorically. Why? Because I expect an epidemic of truth-telling to break out among you. There’s going to be a mass outbreak of the Pinocchio effect in reverse. Congratulations in advance for the candor you’re about to unleash. Be kind and diplomatic if you can, but insist on revealing the whole story. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many American towns with “burg” in their names used to end as “burgh.” In the late 19th century, a federal bureau demanded that they drop the silent final “h.” The people of Pittsburgh rose up, however, and demanded the right to retain their precious “h.” Their wish was granted. I strongly advise you to be inspired by Pittsburgh’s adamant insistence on maintaining its identity, Virgo. Don’t let yourself be truncated, abbreviated or standardized. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Is it a

dragonfly or a maple leaf / That settles softly down upon the water?” asks Amy Lowell in “Autumn Haze,” a poem from her book Pictures of the Floating World. She doesn’t need to know the answer to her question; either would be fine. In fact, the luxuriance of the moment lies in its ambiguity. The lolling sweetness thrives because of her freedom from having to define its origins. She is simultaneously alert and relaxed; attentive to the scene in front of her but content to let it be whatever it is. I highly recommend that you enjoy extended excursions into this state of being several times in the coming week.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This

morning I had to interrupt my meditation on your horoscope. I’d studied the astrological configurations and said my usual prayer, asking for guidance to come up with the oracle you need most. But nothing had occurred to me yet, and it was time to leave the house for an appointment. As I closed the door behind me, I was still in deep thought about you. Then my face hit

something gauzy, and I pulled back. Overnight, a spider had spun a huge web spanning the entire porch frame. I’d knocked it a bit off-kilter, but it was still intact. “That’s got to be an omen,” I thought to myself as I stooped under it and continued on my way. An omen of what? A little voice in my head gave the answer: Sagittarius is ready to merge more directly with the great web of life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you

have been in tune with the cosmic rhythms these past 10 months, you’ve been erecting bridges like a master builder. Your careful planning and guidance have conquered an abyss or two. Seemingly irreconcilable differences are no longer irreconcilable. Unlikely connections have bloomed. You’ve combined ingredients that no one thought could be blended. Between now and your birthday, your good work should reach a climax. It’s time to inspect your craftsmanship, polish any rough edges, and be sure that your creations will last.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I have no financial interest in the product known as Bacon Air Freshener (tinyurl.com/BaconAroma). When I urge you to consider buying it and placing it in your favorite environment, it’s not because I’ll get a kickback, but only because I suspect you’ll benefit from its specific aromatherapy effects. In my astrological opinion, your yearning for delicious fatness needs to be stimulated; certain key elements in your future require you to feel excited about thick, rich, tasty sensations. I think this is true even if you’re a vegetarian, although maybe you’d prefer having an avocado, coconut, or chocolate air freshener. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In Germany, people can pay the weather service to have a storm or weather system named after them. A normal rainstorm costs just over $250. That’s the kind of event I’d want to give your name to in the coming week, Pisces — not a full-on destructive tornado or hurricane, but rather a healthy squall that makes everything wet and clears the air. You definitely need to release some tension in a dramatic way, but not in a melodramatic way.

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College Man College man just looking around, age not a factor, body not a factor. BigMac, 21, l, #119147 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 Public Risquee Play! Hi, I am a fun-loving, laid-back guy. I am decent looking, not a supermodel man, but not a pig, either. I am looking for preferably a college girl who wants an older guy & is willing to explore her wild, fun side & exhibitionist desires. I love to erotically play in public. The possibilities are endless, but always exhibitionist! igotskill69, 40, l, #119112 Looking For Stockings Looking for a woman who likes to dress in heels & stockings & show off her legs. nylonsman, 47, #119107 looking for fun Young, athletic, looking for someone very curvy for some great, casual fun. btownguy1, 22, #119106 VT BOY I’m easygoing, down for almost anything. I work out a lot & am just looking for some fun. MMAVT205, 22, #109242

Fun Master I’m a Dom, looking for a sub to play, not 24/7. Just to have someone for a few hours playtime on occasion. I like ass play, bondage & outdoor fun. I am always safe & secure & I can host. I am a well-educated WM, bald & somewhat overweight. Sub can be up to 225 lbs. FlatlanderNEK, 45, #119097 Happy to Be Here I tell ya’, it’s rough out there. Life gets messy & as much as I like to make a mess every now & then, I’d love to find someone to help lighten each others’ loads now & again, and just enjoy this thing, whatever it is. Beingthere, 25, l, #119078 Intense Attractive Lover I am a one-of-a-kind type of person. Living an amazing life & looking to have some more fun while doing it. I’m fit, healthy & skilled where it counts most! I can’t post pics online because of my public job, but will gladly send some via email... Rare_VT_Guy, 29, #119051 Just lookin’ for FUN! Sick of the dating scene. Looking for a lady who wants to get down without

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Couple looking for another woman She is 27 & he is 29, looking for a woman to join in for extra fun. We are looking for discreet encounters from time to time. He is stocky but very clean cut, blonde hair, blue eyes. She is smaller, brown hair, hazel eyes. Must be disease free & discreet. We can host. Located in central Vermont. sxybarrecpl, 29, #113991 Stone Butch Daddy I believe in the transformational power of words, intent & actions. I believe we need to cry more. I want to make you cry: for more, for relief, for release. Sometimes I’ll stand back & watch. Keep you dangling on the edge a little longer than you thought you could. Sometimes I’ll join you & cry like a child. PapaBearVT, 39, #111977 Secure couple looking to play We are the couple next door w/ jobs, kids, parents & pets to care for, and

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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 nice trans woman I’ve been a trans woman now for 2 years & live full time looking for someone nice 7 caring who knows how to treat a tgirl. candy1982, 40, l, #118855 Cum and get it! I am a fun married male whose wife is OK with me seeking adult fun with other ladies or couples. We are looking for a woman to play regularly with as well. want to find a people like I/we are, discreet, sane and open minded. We want an “open minded” woman to join our marriage long term. playaboy67, 43, l, #101374 Laid-back Lovers seeking Same Hubby and I are lookin’ to play. We’re both really low key and don’t care for high maintenance people. Because of occupations we need uber discretion. I’m a plus size girl with awesome tits and tats and a great personality. DH is hwp. So if you care more about size than personality than move along. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BI LADY. 2tohike, 35, #118381

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gardengirl VT & DRINK Gardengirl: The object of your desire moved out of Burlington quite awhile ago (tall, blond, tribal ink on forearm, same reason not to go out to bars). I passed along your I Spy but he is in the eastern 413 area code now. When: Friday, October 1, 2010. Where: I Spy ad, Aug. & Oct. repeat. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908097 Cute girl at Price Chopper You were in the produce section when we first exchanged looks, then met a few more times throughout the store. You were blonde w/ black leggings & a long, grey top. I had a green jacket w/ flannel underneath. When: Saturday, October 2, 2010. Where: Price Chopper Shelburne Rd. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908096 Stowe Craft & Design Gal I was hosting leaf peepers who came into your store. I commented on the dug Nap prints & told an anecdote about my silly yellow dog, who goes pee-pee on everything. Me: red jacket, brown hair, sending big smiles your way. You: medium blonde-brown hair, killer smile, artsy fartsy necklace, duh. Can I steal you away from tourist central? When: Saturday, October 2, 2010. Where: Stowe Craft & Design. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908095

When: Friday, October 1, 2010. Where: Mills & Greer laundromat. You: Man. Me: Man. #908089 You can pump my gas It was so sweet of you to offer to pump my gas. I should have said “yes” so we could chat longer. I told you “it’s complicated.” Good news is I’m not; I’m pretty simple. Just wanted to let you know, you made my night! When: Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Where: at the store. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908087

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Sexy at city market You: brown hair, tall, beautiful, black boots w/ heels, tight jeans & driving a black Saab. Ahead of me in line buying sweet potatoes at City Market. Me: brown hair, blue shirt & tie, tongue tied & stuck talking to friend from work. When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Where: City Market. You: Woman. Me: Man. u #908082 Hello Chuck Tuesday night in Vergennes. You were waiting for a friend to get out of a meeting. I wish we could have talked longer. My dog liked you. Maybe I could keep you company next Tuesday? When: Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Where: Vergennes. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908081 Deady ;) My door is open, the initiative to embrace is yours. If you’re crazy enough to want to be a part of this household, well, that’s what she said. But who are you? Thank you all so very much for listening. When: Saturday, July 22, 2006. Where: leaving. You: Woman. Me: Man. #908080 Don’t Let Me Go! Face it, there is (& has always been) something between us. Look at how long this has been going on, right? I have no idea anymore whose court the ball is in, do you? I do know I’m ready for it now. Have I missed my chance? When: Friday, September 24, 2010. Where: 1.3 miles from my door. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908079

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mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

My husband and I have a great sex life — one I was thoroughly enjoying until we invited my hubby’s best friend to come stay with us while he’s in between apartments and jobs. It was supposed to be for four days, but it has turned into two weeks, and it keeps getting extended. Between my husband and I having opposite work schedules and our house guest keeping odd hours, I can’t relax enough to have sex. Even when we go to bed at night, the bathroom is right next to our bedroom, and I can hear him coming and going (literally), and it wrecks the mood. We love our friend and don’t feel we can ask him to leave earlier, but I’m going crazy. I keep telling my husband to “do something” about it, but I know he’s in a tough position, and now we’re bickering. I’m looking at one more week with no nooky, and I’m not happy about it. What would you do?

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Any house guest who plans to stay for four days and ends up staying for a month should know he’s wearing out his welcome. So it’s time to solidify his exit strategy. Because he’s your hubby’s best friend, your man should have a short, pointed discussion with the house guest. He should tell him that it’s been great having him stay with you, but he’ll be expected to leave at the end of this “extension.” Knowing you have a concrete date of departure should start to alleviate the tension. And your husband shouldn’t worry about offending the guest — any friend who allows a month’s worth of couch surfing is a saint. In the meantime, challenge yourselves to be creative. Have you considered a quickie while the house guest runs to the corner store or takes a shower? How about meeting your hubby during your lunch hour for some serious heavy petting in the car? Or, if money and time allow, treat yourselves to a midweek overnight at a local inn. You have options — you just have to think outside the box (to get your husband inside your box).

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Bartender at DRINK I guess my first ad wasn’t racy enough because it was never printed. You (Patrick?) are tall w/ nice forearm ink. It was last fall (I think?) since I was O’Brien’s Store, Friday a.m. last there. Do you still work there? I Hey, saw you walking around O’Brien’s don’t get out much, actually because on Friday a.m., carrying your child. of something we have in common. I We had a lot of good eye contact & would like to see you again. When: Scout the wet kisser it was a nice way for me to start a Thursday, October 1, 2009. Where: rainy day. Just thought I’d let you Hi. Your cute dog gave me a kiss & we Drink. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908078 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 1 6/14/10 2:39:13 PM know. When: Friday, October 1, 2010. exchanged a few words. You were about Where: Williston O’Brien’s store. to have a chat w/ someone then who from your dear sweet wifey You: Woman. Me: Man. #908092 showed up w/ coffee for you both, so I You make me feel like a unique & went on my way. Care to grab a coffee special snowflake, even though you Hunger mountain Coop Dog Lover sometime? When: Friday, September say that none of us are. I relish every You: Your face is just wonderful to watch 24, 2010. Where: Burlington, South day w/ you, appreciate that we still as you describe your dog to me. Makes End. You: Man. Me: Woman. #908086 learn from & about each other & my day every time! Me: comically shy, look forward to loving you for many Beginning butch, old-fashioned spectacles. Maybe decades to come. When: Tuesday, something to eat or drink out on your You moved away & we found each September 28, 2010. Where: in our break some day? Tell me more about other. It always seems to work out for first home (but still in my dreams). your sweet dog? And maybe his human? us & I know it always will. I am deeply You: Man. Me: Woman. #908077 Just a thought & a scritch behind the in love w/ you girl. I always will be. I ear for the pup. When: Friday, October can’t wait for November 1, June 1 & The Hottest Tree Stand Guy 1, 2010. Where: almost every Friday. every other first for years to come. I saw a really HOT guy in the woods You: Woman. Me: Woman. #908091 When: Thursday, September 30, putting up his tree stand & without 2010. Where: everywhere we can. even knowing I was there. I sat & Brunette at Bristol Farmers You: Woman. Me: Man. #908085 watched you. If you only knew. Someday Market maybe. From the first day I saw you, I I saw you at the Bristol Farmers RJ’s Bingo Girl knew. It’s been a long time & we’ve come Market on a Saturday in June or early Seen you at RJ’S doing bingo on so far. I love spending every minute w/ July. You were doing car care for $10 Wednesdays. When you call out those you. I often wonder when or if this will on West St. You were beautiful, but numbers it sounds like a choir of ever end. I hope never. When: Sunday, I was in a rush & figured I could talk angels singing down from heaven. September 26, 2010. Where: Boro Hill. to you the next weekend. But I never Can’t wait until I win a game, so then You: Man. Me: Woman. #908076 saw you again. Meet me for coffee? I will have an excuse to come over You won’t be disappointed. When: & woo you. P.S. I love it when you Conor Saturday, July 10, 2010. Where: call out O-69. When: Wednesday, We’ve been friends for a little while Bristol Farmers Market on West St. September 29, 2010. Where: RJ’S. now ... and just friends. I’m seeing You: Woman. Me: Man. #908090 You: Woman. Me: Man. #908084 someone & I think you might be, too, but dear god, I would leave him for you Laundry on a Rainy Day Friendly, frequent chilis flyer if you so much as batted your eyes at You had on the black jacket & I met you & your brother a few years me. Sometimes I think you feel the short blonde hair. You struck up a back, during one of your weekly Friday same way. Do you? When: Monday, conversation w/ an older lady a few night dining experiences. I think you are September 27, 2010. Where: the future. tables over. I sat near you w/ my nice. About a week ago I realized that You: Man. Me: Woman. #908075 laptop. I saw the pride sticker on you do not feel the same way about me. your car as you drove off. Coffee? This is unfortunate because I wanted

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