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Last week, Phish announced its first concert in Vermont since 2004 — a benefit show to help Vermonters rebuild after Tropical Storm Irene.

On Monday, September 12, staff writer Lauren Ober published a blog post on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog, poking fun at fans standing in line for hours outside the Flynn for $75 tickets, and encouraging them to lend a hand doing relief work during their stay in Vermont.


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Gov. Shumlin expands his “team of rivals” to include a former aide to his Republican predecessor. Neale Lunderville gets to fulfill Shumlin’s flood-recovery promises!

1. “Taking the High Road” by Lauren Ober. Residents of devastated communities along historic Route 100 unite to rebuild after Tropical Storm Irene. 2. “Fifteen Minutes? How the National Media Reported on Irene in Vermont” by Andy Bromage. Evaluating how the national press covered Irene’s impact on Vermont. 3. “The More the Mexican” by Alice Levitt and Corin Hirsch. Lots of new Mexican restaurants are popping up in northern Vermont. 4. Stuck in Vermont: “Waterbury, 4 Days After Irene” by Eva Sollberger. The central Vermont town was hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene; Eva films residents and volunteers rebuilding four days after the storm. 5. Fair Game: “A Flood of Promises” by Shay Totten. Will Gov. Peter Shumlin deliver on his promises to flood victims?

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Many local and out-of-state Phish fans were outraged by Ober’s tongue-in-cheek characterizations. By the Phish fans wait in line for tickets. end of the day, the post had garnered 100 comments on Blurt, dozens more on Facebook and Twitter, and inspired numerous letters to the editor. There was nothing “mellow” about the response, wrote. “I didn’t intend to minimize their contribution, or and as the night wore on, many commenters personally those of concertgoers from in and out of state.” Five hours attacked and even threatened Ober. Not cool. We took later, the post had inspired 91 responses. the unusual step of shutting down comments on her post because so many of them violated our commenting policy. Read both blog posts — and the discussion they sparked — at On Tuesday, Ober apologized for the tone of her commentary in a post entitled “Blog Post Phail.” “Phish is being incredibly generous by donating their time and talent,” she



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As a business owner, I found Judith Levine’s column deeply offensive [Poli Psy: “Job Creation Science,” August 31]. She argues that “surplus value” gained by businesses “translates into houses and yachts. Wealth.” Currently, hundreds of businesses are using “surplus value” to direct cash, resources and organizational capacity toward flood relief. If every scrap of profit we earned was immediately redistributed to employees, we wouldn’t be able to redeploy it. Furthermore, reinvesting that surplus value creates jobs and can build a better society. The Skinny Pancake took all profits from our first two years in Burlington to open our Montpelier location. We could have bought a modest home with that money, but instead we created 15 jobs and now spend over $100,000 annually on local farmers and food producers in Montpelier alone. I don’t claim to be a hero for that, but I shouldn’t be attacked as a heretic, either. We’re a for-profit business that does good in the process. And we’re not alone. Many corporations don’t act with altruism. But in Vermont, we have more members of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility than all other “BSRs” in New England combined. Judith completely disregards us, and, in the process, her opinion proves to be


antiquated, uninformed and as polarizing as the Tea Party’s. Capitalism isn’t going to go away, Judith. Rather than equating us all to the lowliest of actors, why not celebrate the successes of socially responsible capitalism in Vermont and encourage more for-profit companies to act for the common good? Benjamin Adler BURLINGTON

Adler is the owner of the Skinny Pancake.


I agree with Judith Levine’s premise in [Poli Psy: “Job Creation Science,” August 31]. Labor is the primary creator of wealth. However, I take issue with one aspect of the article: “Programmers could once write their own tickets. Now most are mere ‘content providers,’ the globalized proletariat of the computerized world.” I can only speculate as to what Judith is referring to here. This does not square with my experience as a software developer. At a recent technology conference on the West Coast, at least a third of the companies presenting were hiring. I’m often contacted by recruiters looking to hire software developers. As the organizer of a local technology user group, I have been contacted by representatives from several companies asking me to try and find qualified candidates. Here in Vermont, many companies are actively

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When I read in Seven Days that Green Mountain Daily blogger John Odum just became the news director at Montpelier’s Bridge newspaper, [“Earlier Deadlines and a Wrecked Press Imperil the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus,” August 31] I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. While I find value in GMD, Mr. Odum has consistently demonstrated a decided lack of integrity and shoddy journalistic ethics during his tenure there. For years, he and his blogo-cronies have engaged in nasty attacks on Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence and ad hominem slander of its publisher — me — accusing us of “racism” (for talking with other

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Gov. Shumlin needs a fact-checker for his comment in [“Lunch Box Diaries,” August 31]: “There was no school lunch in Vermont in the 1960s.” He couldn’t be more wrong. I recall a hot lunch every day at Jericho Elementary in 1960. Some of the best lunches a kid could ask for. I remember “salmon pea wiggle,” which was tuna and peas in a cream sauce on saltines, bread-and-butter sandwiches, homemade cakes, cookies and casseroles, fruits, hot vegetables, white and chocolate milk. And we all remember Mr. St. Denis coming around with big trays of seconds if anyone wanted them. The cooks were special people who made hot lunch something the kids really looked forward to every day — during the 1960s and after.

independence-minded groups of different political stripes), “anti-Semitism,” (for criticizing the Israeli government’s harsh treatment of Palestinians and D.C.’s powerful pro-Israel lobby) and “neo-Confederate-ism” (for pointing out that Abraham Lincoln used the Civil War to radically reinvent the U.S. Constitution by centralizing federal power at the expense of individual states — Vermont included). Here’s some advice for Mr. Odum, now that he’s become a real journalist. Check your sources. Seek a story’s differing points of view. Don’t publish anonymous bloggers’ hateful slander. Instead of ascribing ill intent to individuals, ask individuals what their motivations are. And listen. Take responsibility for the stuff you write. Accept invitations to discuss differing political points of view in public dialogue. And, Mr. Odum, please, above all else — don’t make up nasty s#@& about your neighbors. As a dues-paying subscriber to the Bridge, your new newspaper, I’ll believe it when I see it.

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Tropical Storm Irene took out roads, bridges, houses and crops — and took several lives along the way. But even a near-hurricane can’t batter the heart and resilience of Vermonters. That spirit comes through not only in a stream of BENEFIT SHOWS for flood-relief efforts, but in the TOURING ACTS that visit Vermont each year. From BLUEGRASS to BROADWAY, STRING QUARTET to SPOKEN WORD, the passion of performance is coming soon to a theater near you.


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Taking Note Raised on Bach and Stravinsky, pianist Alfredo Rodríguez (pictured) melds his classical schooling and Cuban upbringing to produce some of the most buzzed-about jazz compositions of any young artist. The twentysomething virtuoso keys in with his trio at the FlynnSpace with works the website All About Jazz calls “masterfully effortless.” COURTESY OF QNEK PRODUCTIONS






See Spot Run Quick! Grab your lasso and cowboy boots, and the nearest pup in sight — well, maybe just your own. But you’d be forgiven for getting overly excited about Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs! This benefit for dog-rescue groups and Humane Societies boasts a Wild West theme, dancing dog demos, disc-dog championships and a costume parade. Wag on.

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Flow of Love As communities rebuild after Tropical Storm Irene, local performers band together onstage in St. Michael’s College’s aptly named fundraiser Join Hands, Vermont. Maryse Smith, Jason Lorber, Bread and Puppet Theater, Maple Jam and many others share the spotlight in support of flood-relief efforts. SEE LIST OF IRENE FUNDRAISERS ON PAGE 52

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QNEK Productions brings back an audience favorite — some might even call it heaven sent — with this week’s Nunsense. When an unfortunate vichyssoise sends dozens of nuns up to meet their maker, the Little Sisters of Hoboken put on a talent show in this divine comedy by Dan Goggin. Go see it on Thursday; all proceeds will be donated to Vermont victims of Tropical Storm Irene.

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ov. PETER SHUMLIN’s appointment of a top GOP operative to oversee the initial recovery actions in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene was cronyism and political genius. Last week, Shumlin appointed NEALE LUNDERVILLE, an executive at Green Mountain Power and former top aide to Republican Gov. JIM DOUGLAS, as the The River Arts Bissell Film Series presents: 16t-asthecrowflies091411.indd 1 9/9/11 4:01 PM state’s “chief recovery officer.” Korkoro The gov made the announcement, noting that Lunderville was taking a (Liberte) four-month leave of absence from his with post at GMP to coordinate disaster relief introduction and recovery efforts among federal, state by Lorely French and local governments as well as private Sept. 29th, 7pm and nonprofit sectors. Shumlin said Lunderville will get a salary comparable to what other secretaries and commissioners in his administration make — likely in the low six VENUE: DIBDEN CENTER, JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE figures. Nice work if you can get it. $5 SUGGESTED DONATION • FREE FOR JOHNSON STUDENTS Under Douglas, Lunderville served as For more information, call River Arts secretary of the Agency of Transportation, at 888-1261, or visit: the Agency of Administration, and Civil and Military Affairs. He ran the gov’s 2002 reelection campaign. 16t-riverarts091411.indd 1 9/13/11 1:24 PM Lunderville is also a close ally of cashmere. HARLAN SYLVESTER, one of Vermont’s most intelligent powerful political power brokers. indulgence. Sylvester backed former Lt. Gov. BRIAN DUBIE in the 2010 gubernatorial election and for years supported Douglas, despite being a self-proclaimed Democrat. Sylvester now chairs Shumlin’s Council of Economic Advisors — a post Sylvester has held under every governor since Gov. MADELEINE KUNIN. One of Lunderville’s key roles at GMP was to orchestrate the power company’s merger with Central Vermont Public Service and to make sure it had political support. The merger was announced in mid-June and garnered immediate support from Shumlin. Emails obtained from the governor’s office reveal that Rutland lawmakers — including Republican State Sen. KEVIN MULLIN — posed a problem. They worried the deal would cost jobs in the region. Lunderville was dispatched to calm his GOP brethren. “Don’t be fooled by the governor jumping on board with GMP. My cynical side tells me that one merely has to look at who was in charge of the inaugural ball to figure out who has his ear,” Mullin wrote to local lawmakers and clothes for women business leaders on June 23. GMP CEO 102 Church Street | Burlington MARY POWELL chaired Shumlin’s inaugural committee. 12 FAIR GAME


On June 27, Lunderville forwarded a copy of Mullin’s email to BILL LOFY, Shumlin’s chief of staff. “Mullin is stirring up Republicans in Rutland … We’re meeting with Mullin and other local leaders on a Rutland swing tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted.” Lunderville and Lofy swapped a few emails over the tentative merger — in June, when GMP’s offer was publicly announced, and in July, when the merger was approved by CVPS. Lunderville shared early drafts of official news releases. In return, Lofy shared an early draft of Shumlin’s statement supporting the deal.

LUNDERVILLE’S APPOINTMENT IS ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY: SHUMLIN’S REELECTION AND THE POLITICAL POWER THAT GMP WIELDS IN VERMONT. The governor told Fair Game he asked Lofy to reach out to Lunderville about coming to work for Team Shumlin. After all, the two are email buds. GMP and Team Shumlin share lots of other common interests: Two key members of the gov’s transition team — ELIZABETH BANKOWSKI and STEVE TERRY — are directly connected to GMP: Bankowski is on the board of directors; Terry is a former senior exec and is consulting on the Lowell wind project. Terry also helped write Shumlin’s telecommunications plan, which, in part, relies on the expansion of the so-called utility “smart grid” to help deploy cell service to all corners of Vermont. At this rate, Team Shumlin may be the next wholly owned subsidiary of GMP. Why didn’t Shumlin choose a “recovery czar” from his own talented team? “The challenge from the governor’s perspective is this: My team has its hands full trying to wire the state by 2013, reform health care, making us an education state and managing a tough budget,” said Shumlin. “We can’t ask the people who are working so hard for me to do everything I just mentioned and oversee this massive recovery effort. I’m

looking to Neale to harvest the opportunities given us by Irene to build a better infrastructure as we move forward.” For his part, Lunderville gave a perfectly sane and technocratic answer for accepting the job: “I am honored to come in and do my small part to get Vermont working again and build this state up better than before.” Build up the state better than before? Wait. Wasn’t he in charge before? This appointment is about one thing and one thing only: Shumlin’s reelection and the political power that GMP wields in Vermont. Shumlin dismissed questions along those lines. Worried about criticism that his administration is already too close to GMP? “No,” the gov patly replied. He then added, “This is not about politics. Irene and the damage it inflicted knows no party and no partisanship, and we’re facing a monumental task to rebuild.” Not about politics? Puhleez. With one shrewd, calculated appointment, Shumlin took away the opportunity for an opponent to say that a Democrat mucked up Vermont’s disaster recovery efforts.

Political Landscape

Tropical Storm Irene not only shifted roads, bridges and streambeds; she altered Vermont’s political landscape. Republicans had expected former Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie to clarify his political future shortly after Labor Day. Recovery efforts have postponed that by almost a month, said TAYT BROOKS, the Vermont GOP’s executive director. Dubie told Fair Game that right now is a “time to work together. All Vermonters are united. I have encouraged the governor and offered my support at this historically difficult time.” If Dubie balks at a rematch with Gov. Peter Shumlin, either State Sen. RANDY BROCK (R-Franklin) or state Auditor TOM SALMON will likely take him on.

Kiss Off

Progressive Mayor BOB KISS stoically faced down another crowd of critics at the city council meeting on Monday, September 12. This time, they weren’t angry New North End “naysayers,” but nearly two dozen … Progressives. Progressives are upset that Kiss vetoed a “community standards” resolution designed to ensure Burlington maintains

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progressive cred when it partners with private businesses. The standards were proposed in the wake of Kiss’ willingness to work with Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest weapons makers, to fight climate change. Lockheed recently pulled out of the deal. Kiss and Burlington City Council President Bill Keogh (D-Ward 5) requested police presence for Monday night’s meeting, and the “public forum” was limited to just 30 minutes. Ah, democracy. Kiss’ actions have undermined the Progressive Party, noted Meg BrooK, who sits on the party’s statewide coordinating committee. The party endorsed the standards at its annual meeting in August. The Progressive backlash is contributing to speculation that Kiss would be abandoned by his own party if he were to run for reelection. Assistant housing director Brian Pine, a former Progressive city councilor, tells Fair Game he’s giving a mayoral run “serious thought” and is reaching out to both Progressives and Democrats. State Sen. TiM ashe (D/P-Chittenden) is also mulling a run for the job. He represented Ward 3 on the Burlington City Council from 2004 to 2007. The question they must be asking themselves: Can you run as a Progressive in Burlington in 2012?

Burlington were on hand — Weinberger will need a big crowd to win the Democratic caucus. Who’s he up against? Since announcing his candidacy in July, Rep. Jason lorBer (D-Chittenden) has held 15 “Backyard Brainstorms” to meet business owners and residents. He’s also raised $10,000 and hired a campaign manager. Ward 2 Councilman BraM KranichfelD was going to announce his bid for the nomination Monday, but delayed in deference to Weinberger. He’ll make his formal announcement in the next few weeks. “I think we should take our cue from last year’s gubernatorial primary,” said Kranichfeld. “In the end, we all want to elect a Democrat the next mayor.”


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State Sen. PhiliP BaruTh (D-Chittenden), a University of Vermont prof, cast the sole dissenting vote against allocating taxpayer money to his employer’s endowment. Last Thursday the higher education subcommittee of the Vermont PreK-16 Council — charged with handing out money to UVM, Vermont State Colleges (VSC) and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) from Vermont’s Higher Education Trust Fund — voted to give each of these entities $180,000. Baruth and fellow lawmaker Rep. PeTer PelTz (D-Woodbury) asked the group to break up UVM’s allotment so it could be voted on separately — which would amount to a protest vote against the university’s executive pay packages. The question failed, and only Baruth voted against distributing money to all three organizations. Baruth said he would continue to raise such questions if pay disparities at UVM are not addressed. It should be noted that VSC Chancellor TiM Donovan, UVM interim president John BraMley and VSAC chief executive officer Don vicKers sit on the eight-member board. How cozy: allowing the organizations that receive money from the fund to vote on how to distribute it. m

On Tuesday, airport commissioner increased the number of Democrats running for mayor — to three. And it’s only September. He told an enthusiastic crowd of more than 75 supporters that Burlington is ready to make a “clean break” from the current administration. Weinberger said his administration would be guided by three principles: communication, collaboration and a culture of accountability. “When I’m mayor the buck will stop with me, not my appointees,” said Weinberger. Former mayoral candidate Dan sMiTh was in the crowd and liked what he heard. He’s endorsing Weinberger. Smith ran as an independent in 2009 and finished fourth. “I’m excited,” said Smith. “I think he brings a real mix of principles and realism to the race.” Other key faces in the crowd were City Councilor Joan shannon (D-Ward 5) and former City Councilor BarBara Perry (I-Ward 6). Supporters from throughout Miro WeinBerger

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Former Pharmacist Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Way to Grow


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lenn Myer runs a different kind of community-supported agriculture, aka CSA. Instead of sending “members” home with arms full of locally grown tomatoes and freshly baked bread, he gives them regular supplies of highpotency cannabis buds, pot butter and THC-laced tinctures. Myer manages Green Herbalist, which advertises in Seven Days as “Vermont’s only consultant on medical marijuana.” For the last two years, the business has assisted more than two dozen patients and caregivers on Vermont’s medical marijuana registry in growing and preparing their own “medicine.” Some even raise their plants in one of Green Herbalist’s two secure growing facilities. Is Myer breaking the law? It’s unclear. The 52-year-old claims his attorneys have reviewed his business and determined it’s kosher. Myer says he’s also been up front with state and local police. As he puts it, “Nobody has said to me, ‘You can do this.’ But no one has said, ‘It’s illegal.’” Myer, a former pharmacist, has been down that road, too; in November 2009, he was convicted of three counts of marijuana possession. That motivated the Vermont Board of Pharmacy, which had previously taken disciplinary action against Myer for “unprofessional conduct,” to suspend his pharmacy license indefinitely. Currently, he is not allowed to dispense drugs in Vermont. Myer has found another way of helping patients — through an apparent loophole in the law. In 2004, the Vermont Legislature legalized medical cannabis for patients with specific ailments and symptoms, but the law didn’t specify how patients or their caregivers could obtain it.

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Earlier this year, Gov. Peter Shumlin rectified that situation by signing into law Act 65, which permits up to four nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the state. However, those dispensaries won’t be operational until July 2012; in fact, the Vermont Department of Public Safety, which will oversee them, has yet to draft the rules governing their operation. Green Herbalist bridges the supply gap. Once a patient shows Myer a valid registry card, both parties sign a contract spelling out the terms and duration of a relationship, which varies from patient to patient. In some cases, Myer or his employees visit the patient’s home, then design and build a complete grow operation. Green Herbalist can also instruct patients on how to cultivate, harvest and prepare medicinal cannabis for consumption. When patients are unable to grow marijuana themselves, state law allows them to designate a registered caregiver to do so. If patients don’t have a caregiver, Green Herbalist can set them up with one who cultivates and prepares the plants on their behalf. “The contract is very specific,” Myer says. “If you don’t have the registry card, you can’t get anything.” Some patients cannot, or choose not to, grow marijuana at home. They may lack the garden space, worry about burglars or live in federally subsidized housing that could be jeopardized by the discrepancy between state and federal drug laws. For those patients, Green Herbalist provides off-site, locked grow rooms in which “caregivers” raise the plants on their own, then prepare them into an edible form. Myer says that all of his clients eat their cannabis rather than smoke it, because in that form it’s more potent and lasts longer. Once a grow room is leased, Myer says he has no involvement or contact with the plants inside. Currently, Green Herbalist operates two grow facilities, in Lamoille and Caledonia counties, with a total of 12 individual locked rooms; plans are in the works to open a third in Rutland County, which would add another six rooms. Myer would not disclose the locations of the facilities because of past break-ins. By law, a registry patient in Vermont may have no more than nine plants and two

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ounces of processed product. Using a master key, Myer periodically spot-checks to ensure that his “tenants” are staying within those limits. “If they’re beyond nine plants, we’re done doing business,” he says, noting that it’s already happened three times. “I even had one kid come to me and say, ‘I want to grow two ounces a week and a hundred plants.’ And I said, ‘No. Our business is over.’” Myer isn’t just a “consultant”; he says he’s also a patient on the state medical marijuana registry. In 2005, he broke his left arm in a bad skiing accident that almost resulted in an amputation. He says the opiate painkillers doctors prescribed put him in a “chemical coma” for six months. At the time, Myer claims, he had never tried marijuana. He’s since swapped prescription meds for pot; he uses marijuana every day to manage his chronic pain. Myer’s registry status could not be independently confirmed because the state keeps the identities of all registry patients confidential. Likewise, Myer is unable to verify that his clients are legally registered.

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/BLURT He’s definitely operating in a gray area, according to Francis “Paco” Aumand III, who is director of the Division of Criminal Justice Services — the civilian arm of the Vermont Department of Public Safety, which oversees the state’s medical marijuana registry. “There’s nothing in the law that prohibits someone from consulting,” says Aumand, who notes that he doesn’t have a law degree. “But I think he is walking a fine line.” Aumand also questions whether having numerous patients growing under one roof constitutes “possession” by the property owner. “Is there truly a landlord-tenant relationship that exists here?” he asks. “That’s one of the legal decisions that has to be interpreted.” Despite Myer’s claim to the contrary, Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux Jr. says he did not know Green Herbalist was operating in his jurisdiction until he was contacted by Seven Days. Marcoux says the business, based on the description given, “bears investigation.” His first concern is that Green Herbalist may be profiting from patients with endstage cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS or other terminal diseases. “If people take advantage of this” in a way that has Vermonters rethinking the law, “it’s going to ruin it for people who really need it,” Marcoux says. “That was not the intent of the folks down in the legislature who worked hard to get this through.” If local police determine that Myer is breaking the law, it won’t be the first time. In September 2008, police discovered 19 pot plants at Chez Claudine, a Stowe restaurant owned by Myer’s then-wife, Claudine Myer. Police had previously discovered 27 plants on land the couple owned in Morrisville. On November 10, 2009, Myer pleaded no contest to three counts of misdemeanor possession. The license suspension came through a year later. But Myer insists he’s not out to make a profit. He says most patients spend $12,000 to $15,000 a year on Green Herbalist’s services, which covers the cost of electricity, fertilizer and equipment. He tells clients at the outset a private grow room will cost them about $13,000 a year, he adds. In total, he estimates the costs work out to about $400 per ounce — roughly equivalent to the street value of high-quality pot. “Most people we don’t even charge,” he insists. “I would say I’ve treated 12 patients in the last six months and not charged them one penny.”

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In recent weeks, flyers have begun appearing on Burlingtonarea bulletin boards advertising classes on how to grow marijuana — for either medicinal or recreational purposes. No, it isn’t a ploy by the Drug Enforcement Administration to nab would-be drug traffickers. The aptly named Budding Academy bills itself as “the nation’s number one source of cannabis education.” Hyperbole notwithstanding, the school was founded two months ago by Ray Larkin, a 30-year-old entrepreneur from Providence, R.I., who previously ran a bartending school called On the Rocks. As Larkin explains, Budding Academy offers two 12-hour courses: an introductory and an advanced class, which collectively cover the entire growing process, from seeds to buds. The classes also touch on the history and science of the cannabis plant, growth prospects for the industry, and other legal, political and medicinal issues. Both classes include a safety program on the drug’s mind-altering properties. Called “BudSmarts,” it covers dosages, intoxication and pot’s effects on the human body. Though Budding Academy is still in seedling form — Larkin admits no classes have actually been taught yet — the school has a very slick website that, among other things, promises students will acquire “a unique education that can possibly ‘pay for itself’ several times over.” Is Larkin high? Probably, but that hasn’t stopped him from offering his pot-cultivation courses in Rhode Island and California, as well, with additional classes planned for Colorado, Oregon and Washington state. In Providence, Larkin placed a classified ad looking for experienced growers to work as instructors and got nearly 100 responses. Many had been growing for decades, and some had advanced botany degrees, he claims. Larkin seems unconcerned that marijuana hasn’t yet been legalized in Vermont. “We feel that it will probably go in that direction,” he says, and adds that “when it comes right down to it, we’re not breaking any law” because the classes won’t be using actual cannabis plants, only substitutes with a close resemblance. Counterculture meets continuing ed. The beginner class in Vermont is tentatively scheduled for October 1 and 2; advanced classes for October 15 and 16. However, Larkin may change those dates to coincide with the Bern Gallery’s annual glass-pipe-making competition in Burlington.

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Your August 31 cover and related articles helped to capture the spirit of Vermonters’ response to Hurricane Irene. The army of public servants and volunteers who sprang into action to minimize deaths and injuries, including policemen, rescue units and city-town officials, come readily to mind. One group that should not be

overlooked, however, is the dedicated staff and management of the Radio Vermont Group, WDEV-WCVT in Waterbury. The radio personalities of Radio Vermont provided around-the-clock updates on weather, road conditions, and the location of hazardous areas throughout the weekend. More importantly, they provided a sense of calm during those trying times. I can imagine the hundreds of listeners, including senior citizens as well as parents of young children, who

took comfort in listening to the reassurances of their familiar announcers reminding them that they were not alone. The sense of community permeated through the phone calls emanating from dozens of cities and towns. The emergency response of Radio Vermont stands in sharp contrast to that of our local stations that chose to conduct “business as usual,” feeding outof-state programming through their automated systems. Adding insult to injury,

[Re: “Facing Facts,” August 31]: “No Lockheed” worked for months opposing a partnership between the city Last week’s “Facing Fact” [September 7] characteriz- of Burlington, proposed by Mayor Kiss, and one of ing the breakup of the city of Burlington and Lockheed the greatest contributors to climate change — to supMartin enraged activists from the “No Lockheed” cam- posedly address climate change. Now Lockheed has paign. The “Facing Facts” feature is a news-summary backed out. Given that greenwashing was their main device that — given the 30-word limit — cannot pro- motive for coming here, it is reasonable to believe the vide much depth. And the emoticon was sustained opposition of “No Lockheed” neither a sad nor angry face, but a wry and all the supporters who came to city one. Seven Days wrote the first big story council meetings were why then ended about the Lockheed controversy, “Up in this bad deal. Arms,” on February 9. We printed all the This is a big story and a victory for So Long, Lockheed letters to the editor we received about that those who understand that having the The city of story — except one from Jonathan Leavitt, military industrial complex address cliBurlington and who was featured prominently, and quoted mate change may be the only thing worse Lockheed Martin extensively, in the cover article; his “letter” than climate change itself. Climate change were “unable simply restated his position. Any other letis not a technical problem so much as a to develop a ters on the subject — that we didn’t publish problem of lack of democracy. The money mutually beneficial in the paper — were rejected because they we spend on endless war could build implementation came in too long after the original story renewable energy, but those who profit plan.” That’s and were simply attacking other letter military speak for from oil, coal and fracking have bought writers with opposing views. “We broke up.” our politicians and don’t seem to care about life on Earth if it cuts profits. So we go headlong hurtling into oblivion dragFor eight and a half months, the activists at “No ging the more responsible parts of the planet with us. Lockheed” worked tirelessly to sever the ties between “No Lockheed” exposed the lack of democracy Burlington and the world’s largest arms profiteer, in city hall and showed that even those who call Lockheed Martin. We petitioned, knocked on doors, themselves progressive will defer to the big money wrote articles, made posters, spoke at meetings, and military might over the needs of the Earth and spoke on TV and radio, blogged, Facebooked, and democracy. Now we see Seven Days exposing itself as crafted legislation. Even the New York Times cov- a partisan organization that joins those forces and reered our story. In August, the city council passed our fuses to cover this story as it has refused to print “No resolution on community standards for partnering Lockheed” letters in the preceding months. Shame on with corporations. In September, Lockheed Martin Seven Days! announced it would not work with Burlington. Peggy Luhrs This is huge. Huge for Burlington, huge for climate Burlington justice and huge for democracy. Yet your only coverage of this is a frowny face and a snarky comment After eight and a half months of community organiz[“Facing Facts,” September 7]? Not even a smiley ing, concerned Burlingtonians received notice they face? Seriously? Journalism and democracy are that had successfully stopped the world’s largest war profunimportant to you? iteer from coming to town. This social-justice victory

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[Re: “Facing Facts,” September 7]: With everything the “No Lockheed” community did — all the door-todoor pamphleting, all the meetings, all the testimony, all the letters, articles, signature gathering and ultimately all the blissfully successful grassroots citizen advocacy—all Seven Days can come up with on the story is a snarky, frowny face ironic fail? Fuck you guys. Juliet Buck

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was the culmination of the “No Lockheed” coalition’s hard work: packing city council meetings, gathering petition signatures, capturing headlines from WCAX to the New York Times, helping city councilors draft thoughtful legislation and long days of door-to-door organizing. Vermont has led the nation on so many things: ending slavery, civil unions, health care for all, and now a step toward rejecting false climate solutions, corporate greenwashing and war profiteering. This is an incredible victory for grassroots community organizers, which showcases a Vermont social movement’s ability to end unsustainable, undemocratic and unjust policies. Therefore it’s very disheartening to see Seven

some of those broadcasts were repeats of earlier shows. Some of us are old enough to remember when our local radio stations put a priority on building and maintaining a sense of community. Perhaps someday these station owners will come to realize that local programming and making a profit are not mutually exclusive. John Devino Colchester

Days, our “alternative weekly,” frame this social-justice victory instead as a broken romantic relationship between Lockheed Martin and Burlington [“Facing Facts,” August 31]. Resplendent with its sad cartoon face, your coverage implies Vermonters shouldn’t celebrate social justice, but mourn their lost war profiteer lover. Never mind that Lockheed’s corporate lawyers belong to a law firm that helped stop Congress’ 2009 Waxman-Markey climate legislation and sued the entire state of Vermont (and five other states) to stop us from regulating climate change. This slanted coverage begs larger questions about the direction of formerly progressive-minded Seven Days, which hopefully won’t devolve into one more tool to ensure that corporations have more voice than concerned Vermonters. Jonathan Leavitt Burlington

Last December I learned from Shay Totten about the partnership between Burlington and Lockheed Martin. Apart from an article by Ken Picard [“Up in Arms,” February 9] and a few letters to the editor from concerned readers, there has been little follow-up reporting. Have Seven Days’ editors and reporters been asleep, or do you not care about citizen activism anymore? On a night last February, over 100 Burlingtonians came to city hall asking for passage of a resolution that called for transparency, public comment and creation of community standards in dealing with corporations wanting to partner with the city. The Burlington City Council passed it 10-4. Between February and the summer, a large number of engaged citizens from “No Lockheed” attended every single City Council Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee meeting to suggest standards for the city’s partnerships dealing with climate change and helped craft the resolution. Another packed house concluded this seven-month legislative process, culminating in an 8-6 vote on August 8 to adopt advisory standards. On September 1, Lockheed Martin removed itself from the partnership, realizing that citizens of Burlington rejected its false climate solutions, corporate greenwashing, and war profiteering, and were serious about ethical standards. There was no extensive coverage in Seven Days about this major news story. After citizens’ working together for eight and a half months, resulting in a clear grassroots victory, how disheartening it is for readers to get only two lines of snark in your “Facing Facts” [August 31] announcing the end of the partnership. You call this journalism? James “Jay” Vos Burlington


Among Irene’s Casualties: Vermont’s Bug Samples B y An d y B roma g e

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glass jars filled with alcohol and placed into an archive room, explains DEC environmental technician Heather Pembrook. Like its neighbors, the DEC lab took on three to four feet of water that upended specimen jars. “Luckily, most of the specimens were retrieved and moved to a dry storage container just outside the lab building,” Pembrook says. “A few jars of specimens were broken and lost, which are irretrievable and can never be replaced.” At the Department of Forest, Parks &


feet of silt-packed water. The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets lost its entire mosquito reference collection — amassed over a 35-year period — and the lab freezers that house specimens in need of testing. The DNA instrument that samples mosquitoes for West Nile remains in the flood-damaged building, on the second floor, and officials aren’t aware of its condition. While the health department’s testing of humans and birds continues, mosquito testing is not being done, says state entomologist Jon Turmel. It could be several weeks before the program is up and running again, he says. Testing for eastern equine encephalitis, another mosquito-borne disease, has continued unabated. Mosquitoes aren’t Vermont’s only insect casualties attributable to Irene. The flooding wiped out much

Recreation, entomologist Trish Hanson has spent the past week doing triage on hundreds of bug specimens rescued from her lab two days after the storm. Part of Hanson’s job involves monitoring for destructive invasive species such as the emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle that has wreaked havoc on ash trees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Of the 84 insect cases in her lab, only 32 were completely untouched; Hanson estimates thousands of specimens were lost. In one beetle study alone, 22,000 were destroyed. Last week, Hanson had spread out salvaged specimens to dry in a forest department maintenance garage in Essex Junction. Many of the pinned insects were virtually untouched — including Compton tortoiseshell butterflies and buprestidae beetles — while whole trays of moths were drowned in brown muck. Using a dry paintbrush, Hanson has begun the painstaking process of trying to clean and save the tiny data labels affixed to each specimen — now the only record left — so the information can be entered into a database. “It was a real heartbreak,” Hanson says. “When you’re looking at these labels, a lot of them were friends, a lot of them were people who have died who worked for the department a long time ago. And I think, ‘Man, this is sort of their legacy.’” Beyond the paper labels, none of the labs backed up their specimen data, an all-too-common practice, according to Kent McFarland, a conservation biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in Norwich. Several years ago, McFarland began working on a project called the Vermont Invertebrate Database Alliance that seeks to bring together all of the state’s insect collections into one database that would protect them. He had secured some funding to digitally photograph the specimens to create a permanent, publicly accessible record. “Unfortunately, we weren’t fast enough,” McFarland says. “We thought about, maybe there would be a fire. We weren’t thinking about a tropical storm.” Jon Turmel wasn’t predicting epic floods, either. In the four decades he has worked for the state, he says he’s never seen anything like the torrents unleashed by Irene. In the immediate days after the floods, Turmel says he contemplated retirement, but now thinks he’ll keep working for a few years — to help rebuild the insect collection.m


wo weeks ago, the Vermont Department of Health issued a press release that ominously announced, “West Nile virus has arrived in Vermont.” For the first time since 2003, two cases of the potentially deadly virus had been confirmed in humans — one an Addison County resident; the other someone from Franklin County who tested positive for the disease when he or she went to donate blood. The health department noted that while most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus do not become ill, about 20 percent experience flulike symptoms and less than 1 percent develop a more severe illness that attacks the nervous system. “West Nile virus activity is being seen in most of the state,” the press release read, “and the activity is peaking now.” There couldn’t have been a worse time for Tropical Storm Irene to shut down Vermont’s mosquito-testing program. Floodwaters at the state office complex in Waterbury inundated three state insect labs with more than three

of the state’s official insect reference collections — beetles, butterflies, moths, bumblebees, grasshoppers and other native and non-native species. Thousands of pinned specimens catalogued over five decades were covered in water and muck, leaving only thumbnail-sized “data labels” to explain when, where and by whom the insects were collected. The agriculture lab was the hardest hit. Its three storage cabinets — each with 24 cases of pinned insect specimens — were completely submerged in floodwaters. Turmel says the lab lost its collection of “insects not known to occur in this country” as well as several collections used to help farmers and nursery workers identify invasive species and problem pests. The floods took out only a few of the state’s mosquito surveillance traps, Turmel says, but with the lab’s “ultralow” freezers knocked out, preserving the specimens to test for West Nile virus is temporarily impossible. “We can trap all we want, but we have to put the specimens in minus 50 degrees or the virus breaks down,” he explains. Down the hall from the agriculture lab, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s biomonitoring laboratory fared considerably better. The lab collects aquatic insects from Vermont’s rivers and streams to assess their ecological health. All identified insect specimens are stored in



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Technical Rescue chief Michael Cannon. “That thing went down the road with lights and sirens for five days for this emergency. We used a lot of equipment that was on the trailer.” The Burlington Fire Department, too, used its federally funded search and rescue team, and its equipment trailer, for the first time. Assistant Fire Marshal Barry Simays says a dozen Burlington firefighters were dispatched to assist in reaching isolated communities. Federal antiterrorism spending skyrocketed after September 11, 2001, and it’s been a contentious topic ever since — particularly in rural states such as Vermont thought to be at low risk of a terrorist attack. Vermont has received more than $95 million in federal homeland security funds since 2001, according to state figures.

Over the years, critics have complained that much of the expensive equipment this money helped to purchase has gone unused. But Cannon and others say Irene demonstrated the importance of being prepared for the worst. And Burlington’s Simays notes that federally purchased equipment — such as a $1500 gas meter that detects carbon monoxide and a $15,000 thermal imaging camera capable of seeing through smoke — can save lives. Like other states, Vermont has seen its share of mismanagement of federal homeland security funds over the last decade. A series of audits by Auditor Tom Salmon and his predecessor, Randy Brock, turned up problems with the way funds were applied for and received. A 2010 report by the Center for Investigative Reporting summarized some of their findings: A consulting contract worth $76,000, emergency radios worth $43,000 and antiviral pharmaceuticals valued at $67,000 were all purchased with no record of competitive bidding. Similarly, the company Fisher Scientific got $191,000 to supply Vermont with protective gloves, masks and goggles — again, without having to bid on the contract. Nonetheless, Burlington Fire Chief Seth Lasker says that, overall, Vermont’s use of federal antiterrorism money has been “relatively prudent.” “There’s definitely voids being filled,” Lasker said. “It’s been very good for departments that have received this money, and a lot of these programs have served a lot of Vermonters in a positive way.” 

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ike a lot of Vermonters, Geoff Hand was moved by the stories and images emerging from the catastrophic floods. So moved, in fact, he wanted to get off the couch and do something. So Hand, a partner with the Burlington law firm Dunkiel Saunders, fished around for a project. What he settled on was helping people fill out FEMA paperwork. He reasoned correctly that many people didn’t have Internet access even before the flood, or weren’t web savvy, making the online paperwork a bear to file. He also figured the wait to file for FEMA assistance over the phone would be long and not the best use of time for people who had just lost their homes. So, Hand loaded his old Subaru station wagon with four laptops, a printer, a wireless card, envelopes, notepads, pens, a table and some chairs and hit the road to set up his own mobile FEMA assistance unit. Over Labor Day weekend, Hand decamped to Waterbury, Duxbury and Moretown to help people get registered. More than 30 families filed FEMA paperwork, hassle free and free of charge, as a result of his efforts, and those of his colleague, Rebecca Boucher, who went door to door to tell people about the service. Hand says many people were so exhausted from a week of cleanup that they were too tired to type. He had to do it for them. “All these folks are still processing the grief of all that was lost,” he says. 


Two AHS employees — network administrator Andrew Matt and deputy chief information officer Darin Prail — parked their cars behind the AHS building at around 6 p.m. that Sunday, August 28, and rushed in to save the equipment. When they came back outside, giant trees were floating by and the entire parking lot was underwater. So were their cars. “We didn’t know how much time we had,” Matt said, “and our job was to save the servers.” The quick thinking on the part of these employees may have saved the state’s largest agency from disaster. AHS not only oversees the Department of Corrections, it also runs programs that serve thousands of Vermont children, families, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Within days, AHS was up and running again — its servers installed at an alternate site — processing applications for food stamps, health care and other vital programs. “Had we listened to what others were saying — that this wasn’t going to be a big deal and we wouldn’t flood — we would have been sunk,” said Angela Rouelle, the agency’s chief information officer. 



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career arc, I was feeling like I wanted to have a deeper relationship with my community and bridge the gap between the work we’re doing onstage and my effect on the community. I was really excited when [VSC] offered me the position because I thought this was someplace where I could really involve myself on a level that I’ve always wanted to. SD: What are some of the qualities of Vermont Stage that you’re intent on preserving? Cristina Alicea CA: I haven’t had a lot of experience with the audience — I’ve seen a few shows — but I love the environment that Mark created, the sense of community. The audience is devoted to what’s being done. I want to make sure that I maintain that level of work, artistically.


ne of the most highly anticipated dramas in Vermont Stage Company’s upcoming season isn’t a play at all. It’s the debut of newly hired producing artistic director Cristina Alicea. Originally from Arlington, Va., Alicea succeeded Mark Nash following the 2010-2011 season, when he ended his 10-year run at the VSC helm. In these lean times for nonprofit arts organizations, Alicea, 32, faces challenges on several fronts. Her résumé depicts a theater professional with solid artistic and administrative credentials. Most recently, she worked as assistant to the managing director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., following nine years of directing plays and working with theater-arts organizations in New York City. Seven Days sat down with Alicea to talk about the new season — presented under the theme of “Reinvention” — and her strategy for carrying VSC forward.

SD: Artistically, do you see new directions in which you’d like to take the company? CA: I want to work more with New England-based writers. I’d love to develop some kind of program where I’m taking submissions from writers based in this region and telling stories of people in this region and, eventually, maybe produce one play in the season from that body of submissions. That’s an idea I’ve had since before I got this job, that I was talking to the board about. And I want to embrace the local community of actors and artists. For Photograph 51, we managed to cast the whole show locally. I really want to do that more and more, as much as we can.





SEVEN DAYS: Why did you choose “Reinvention” as the new season’s theme? CRISTINA ALICEA: It’s a way to tee up conversation and, especially for our subscribers, it’s a through line they can latch on to. It can deepen the dialogue between the audience members that are seeing each play in sequence, and it helps clarify the arc of each story, as well… What’s so interesting is that Mark and I built this season together, and the theme emerged after all the plays were chosen I noticed that they had these commonalities: They all had female protagonists struggling to find a greater purpose and perhaps reinvigorate their lives and figure out who they are again. So the theme just happened naturally, and I thought it echoed what’s happening with [VSC], with the change of leadership and with myself. SD: What sold you on Vermont and Vermont Stage Company? CA: The sense of community. I love the fact that it’s not a huge city. I’m coming to a smaller city, but [one] with a wealth of culture and education and life. I’m still surprised at how lively it is. That was a real pull for me. For my own

SD: What’s the biggest challenge facing VSC? CA: I would say maintaining our individual donor base and making sure that we’re building relationships with the community. That’s the hardest part about running a nonprofit — building those relationships with the community. That’s going to be a long-term process of my meeting people and people getting to know me better. SD: What, if anything, surprised you about your new community or your position? CA: Well, I haven’t experienced the winter yet, so I think that perhaps will be the big surprise. I came here with an open mind as to what to expect. So I haven’t necessarily been surprised, because I didn’t put any barriers up to break down. But I haven’t been here a year yet. Ask me this question in the spring. I’m not going to get a car. I want to experience a walking life here for this first year. SD: Did you choose the plays in the upcoming season because of their female protagonists? CA: No, not at all. Mark actually had a lot of these in mind. The Clean House was something that I had a strong sense for and wanted to bring into the season, mostly because I’m going to be directing it, as well. Mark and I were reading plays and picked stuff that we really were drawn to, and it was an equal decision as to what we’re going to do. It just happened to be that the plays all had female leads. SD: What’s your greatest professional asset in leading VSC? CA: I have a balanced experience base both artistically

and administratively, and that’s something that the board saw in me. That’s something I’ve been working really hard [to develop] over the course of my career — making sure that the knowledge and experience that I have as an artist and as a director is matched with my knowledge of how to administer theater. As a director, you’re automatically a leader on a production, and I think it’s important to know where the money that’s supporting your work is coming from, and how. Part of the reason I went to Woolly Mammoth was basically to learn from the managing director of a $4 million organization so I could really understand how the structure of a big theater works. SD: Where are the opportunities for growth and development in VSC? CA: That’s something we’re still exploring. The board and I are working hard at trying to develop a strategic planning process to really set specific goals for the future. At this point, I have basic ideas, but until I hear from the board. [and] the community about their vision for Vermont Stage Company, I don’t want to make too many specific choices. SD: Do you see your youth as playing any particular role in audience development, your sensibilities about theater or community relationships? CA: Sure, of course. That’s something I’m hoping will play a really positive role. Just being connected to younger people, what their interests are and what they put their energy toward will help develop our under-40 audience base, which is always the hardest part in development. Also, already, I’ve started building relationships with university professors here, and a few of them have asked me to come and speak to their classes. I guess I would be a good example of someone who is young and has already built a career for myself in the theater. Perhaps I can be a mentor or an inspiration for students looking to build a career in the same vein. SD: Does Vermont feel like home yet? CA: It does. My sister had a bachelorette weekend in July in Nags Head, N.C., and I spent the whole weekend miserable because I didn’t have any of the food [I’d been eating in Burlington]. I realized how much I’d grown to really like Burlington because I was starting to feel like a food snob. I’d become so used to going to City Market and restaurants here, and the food is just so good. A few people were telling me I would experience culture shock coming here, just the extreme difference between the pace in New York [and] D.C. and here, and I didn’t experience that at all. I arrived and felt immediately comfortable, so I guess that’s a sign that I made the right decision. My board has been amazingly supportive and generous with their time and resources. The acting community has really reached out to me. I’m impressed with how kind everyone is, and how open. m

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• After the problems with the Fukushima reactors in Japan, one batch of hot milk did test at about nine times the current radiation limit, and milk and vegetable consumption was prohibited in high-risk areas. But most of the bans were rescinded after a couple months. • In 1957, after a fire in the graphite core at the Windscale plutonium processing plant in the UK, radiation levels of 800,000 picocuries per liter and higher were found in local milk. Though nuclear contamination of milk wasn’t well understood at the time, authorities figured 800,000 of anything involving curies can’t be good and banned the stuff. • Then there’s Chernobyl. Milk sales were banned in nearby cities after the 1986 reactor explosion, but feckless Soviet officials let the sizable rural population fend for itself. Not surprisingly, 6000 cases of thyroid cancer subsequently developed, proving there’s no catastrophic situation that stupidity can’t make worse. One last thing: We’ve been talking about cow’s milk up ’til now, but be aware that if the isotopes really hit the fan, iodine-131, strontium-90 and other radioactive contaminants can also be transferred through human milk. Your best bet in that case is to stick to formula prepared before the accident, juice or Scotch, and you might as well give some to the baby, too.

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ilk is nature’s perfect radioactivity delivery system, Danielle, ideally suited to slipping nuclear contaminants into places where they can mess you up good. Let’s review its many insidious advantages: • It’s a food. Your mention of potatoes, chicken and so on makes it evident you’ve already tumbled to this. But for the record: while an external dusting of radionuclides isn’t healthy, for efficient long-term irradiation of vulnerable organs there’s no substitute for actually ingesting the stuff. • It’s fast. Not to knock potatoes and chicken, but growing these items can take weeks or months. With milk, the fallout simply drifts over the pasture and lands on the grass, which the cows then

human health, radioactive cesium mimics potassium, which we do need, and is readily absorbed by the body. Another uranium breakdown product is strontium-90, which behaves like calcium. Strontium-90 in milk is especially hazardous to children, since it can be incorporated into growing bones. In contrast to radioactive iodine, strontium-90 has a half-life of about 29 years, so once it gets embedded in you, you are, as the Irish say, fooked. • That brings us to the last, most fiendish property of radioactive milk — it targets a vulnerable population, namely the young. Compared to adults, children (a) drink a lot more milk and (b) are smaller, which when you add it up means they get a much stiffer dose. Some cancers triggered by radioactivity have a long latency period; older people may die of something else first, but kids bear the full brunt. For all these reasons, testing milk and dumping any found to be contaminated is at the top of the list of standard disaster-response measures following a nuclear accident, and it’s unusual, though not unknown, for bad milk to find its way into the food supply. For example: • Iodine contamination of milk during the 1979 Three Mile Island accident was negligible, 20 picocuries per liter. The FDA’s “action level” at the time was 12,000 picocuries per liter; the current limit of 4600 picocuries is still far in excess of what was observed.


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ore than a week after Tropical Storm Irene submerged the first floor of her family’s Moretown home, Meg Schultz is still cleaning up. She got rid of all her possessions that couldn’t be salvaged — soaked picture frames, sodden sofas, silt-caked books — immediately after the floodwater receded, and now she’s moving on to the bigger items. Mud-covered appliances sit in her driveway waiting to be picked up and hauled away. Soon she will be ripping up much of the flooring in her 200-year-old farmhouse. By the time Schultz and her family are able to rebuild, nearly every trace that they ever lived in the house will be gone. All this stuff, these trappings of a family’s life, has to go somewhere. After catastrophic events like Irene, you can’t just put the debris in a garbage can and set it out on the curb for pick-up. So, what happens to all this trash? The answer is, it’s being separated, sorted and hauled to the appropriate collection facilities, just as trash usually is. This being Vermont, we pride ourselves on our green bona fides, even in the wake of a devastating storm. Lest anyone think Irene

“It’s been a really big job,” says APT foreman Lawrence Sawyer. The Moretown Landfill has borne the brunt of the storm’s carnage. Normally, the landfill is permitted to accept 1000 tons of trash a day. But after Irene, the Agency of Natural Resources issued a two-week extension to increase its maximum intake to 1500 tons a day. On the Saturday after the storm, the landfill accepted 1300 tons, or 260 18-wheeler truckloads, its largest daily haul yet, says Tom Badowski, the landfill’s general manager. Moretown’s annual average is just 650 tons a day. The added volume has decreased the landfill’s time-to-capacity by a week. At present, the facility has enough space to run for only another 16 months. After that, assuming its managing company, Waste Services, isn’t granted a permit to expand operations, the landfill will be capped. The only other landfill in Vermont is in Coventry; that one has also been accepting storm debris. Household waste isn’t the only detritus churned up by the storm. With roads torn asunder and power lines knocked down, there has been plenty to clean up on the roads, as well. Much of the asphalt can be recycled, says Clare Innes of the Chittenden Solid Waste District, which has been helping other regions with their remediation efforts. So can the metal from twisted guardrails and bridge abutments. In some instances, when the gravel or concrete isn’t contaminated in any way, it can be buried, says the DEC’s Jamieson. How about the cars, trucks and recreational vehicles that were overcome by river sludge? Most of those can be salvaged for scrap metal. And the farm animals that were drowned? They can be buried, Jamieson says. “In an ideal situation, we would try to salvage more,” she says. “This is a storm bigger than anything I’ve gone through.” m

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ough and resilient, independent but cooperative, unstinting in help, uncomplaining in tribulation: “It’s the Vermont way,” everyone’s been saying, describing the state coming up from under Tropical Storm Irene. The implication is that Vermonters are different — maybe better — in crisis than New Orleanians or New Yorkers, Mexicans or Indonesians in similar straits. Vermont exceptionalism always irks me, and not only because I’m a flatlander. I just suspect that, like all exceptionalism, it’s not supported by fact. Now, at least where disaster is concerned, a little research confirms my hunch. Pick your calamity — the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the 1940 bombing blitz of London, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In communities small or large, homogeneous or diverse, rural or urban, “when all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up — not all, but the great preponderance — to become their brothers’ keepers,” writes Rebecca Solnit in her wonderful book A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster. There have been isolated cases of looting, rioting and otherwise antisocial behavior — for instance, during New York’s 1977 blackout, which hit when the city was on the verge of financial collapse. But, says Solnit, voluminous research shows that “the image of the selfish, panicky, or regressively savage human being in times of disaster has little truth to it.” When calamity strikes, people everywhere are tough and resilient, peaceful and cooperative, unstinting in help and uncomplaining in tribulation. They are also, remarkably, joyous. The emotion shines in accounts of catastrophes throughout history. Writing just after the 1906 earthquake and fire that took 3000 lives and left nearly half of San Francisco’s population homeless, newspaper reporter Pauline Jacobson described a “millennial good fellowship” overwhelming the city, in which a middle-class person like herself would readily embrace “the scavenger man” or “Chinese cook” and mourn his lost relatives as her own. “It is like a glad, gay, good holiday,” wrote Jacobson, who felt around her “a quiet bubbling of joy.” Compare Jacobson’s account with the missive from Pittsfield, Vt., resident Angelique Lee, posted on on September 6:

Our morning town meetings are full of grace, good humor and respect for the folks who are guiding us through this ... We are more connected to each other than ever. While we were working at a breakneck pace to re-establish households and share gasoline, electricity, propane, food, medical needs, clean-up duty, outside communications, accounting for every citizen, FEMA paperwork (and the list goes on) we didn’t have time to judge each other negatively, and as a result we were all mightily impressed with our neighbors.

Lee is delighted with a new, 19thcentury-like “normal” in her town: “Everyone walks, rides their bikes, smiles, waves, introduces themselves, offers help.” In New York 10 years ago this week, it was like that, too: People walked and rode their bikes to Union Square to share stories, information, food and music. Businesses and schools were closed. There was nothing but time — and other people. In Pittsfield, Lee says, “Life is strange and oddly stressful, but it sure is good.” Solnit believes that one reason we are so good and happy in the midst of destruction and grief is that these spontaneous communities satisfy a longing for civic solidarity and purposefulness. We are also thrilled, she says, to get through the worst without help from the authorities, who may be too stretched to assist everyone everywhere; who may show themselves to care more about the property of the wealthy than the lives of the ordinary (in Mexico City, officials saved the equipment in a garment factory and left the seamstresses inside to die); or who so fiercely distrust people that they prevent them from finding safety, as when New Orleans police shot at crowds trying to leave the city. Disaster communities are near-perfect examples of utopian anarchism, Solnit says. Now, you may be thinking: “Neighborliness, mutual self-reliance and civic engagement are still live customs in Vermont’s towns. People routinely share skills and sweat, vehicles and garden vegetables.” Surely, those traditions are serving Vermont’s recovery mightily — but they have their equivalents in many other places, including urban neighborhoods. Here’s one thing that has struck me as possibly unique during these inundated weeks, though: Even libertarian-by-nature Vermonters have displayed gratitude and trust in government, and government has folded itself with equal respect into the local networks of neighbors and kin. This spirit has extended beyond the town and

state to the feds, from the president to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s advisors on flood-damaged crops. summed it up in a story about Pittsfield: The townspeople “are confident

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officials are doing what they can,” it said. In the extensive flood coverage on Vermont Public Radio’s “Vermont Edition” and the steady traffic on such forums as #VTResponse, government bashing has been notably absent. Aside from some early frustration with 211, I’ve witnessed only two instances. A guy called VPR to complain that his state rep was nowhere to be found while his town bailed itself out, and that the governor was tardy in taking charge — comments so jarringly political (and probably untrue) that they rendered the hosts nearly speechless. The other discordant — and, I’d say, racist — note came in an email full of extraordinary photographs: Two things are different between this hurricane and Hurricane Katrina: You don’t hear people screaming for Obama to give them money. You don’t hear about any looting ... most people have guns!!

Actually, people are “screaming,” if quietly, for federal assistance (see Lee, above, re: FEMA applications). The incidence of looting and the utility of guns in past disasters are both controversial. During Katrina, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour authorized private-property owners to shoot to kill in order to discourage looting. He claimed afterward that the policy accounted for the low incidence of theft, though it also turned out that media reports of lawlessness were vastly exaggerated. Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chair, refused to condemn Washington for its slow response to Katrina. To this day, he lauds the heroism and effectiveness of government workers during the disaster, from the Waveland, Miss., police to the Coast Guard. At the same time, he has led a crusade of budget slashing that can only be called cruel and unusual, and that keeps his state nearly dead last in all measures of social well-being. Like the rest of his party, which is promising FEMA grants after Irene but demanding that they be offset by further federal cuts, Barbour doesn’t get that you can’t have one without the other — healthy communities without responsive government, and vice versa. Disaster communities may be examples of utopian anarchism. But Vermonters, in their combination of pitching in and welcoming the state’s help, are enacting an ideal of participatory representative democracy that is also the best of a welfare state. That is, a state that looks out for the welfare of its citizens, and citizens who appreciate it. m

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he end of summer is bittersweet in the best of times. For many Vermonters, the end of summer 2011 brought the worst: the ravages of Tropical Storm Irene. Yet as devastated businesses and homeowners clean up and prepare to rebuild, and the state scrambles to restore the roads and bridges linking our towns, much has been made of the resiliency, generosity and good neighborliness exhibited by the state’s residents everywhere. In the best and worst of times, artists are called upon to help. In fact, what we’ve seen already — from fundraising T-shirts to the benefit concert put on by Phish — indicates that artists are generally among the first to volunteer their talents. But their donated artworks and performances do more than raise money; they also raise spirits and enhance community — because the collective experience of attending a show is one of the best times we can have.

The post-Irene performing-arts season has an extra job: to help restore a sense of normalcy. As the Weston Playhouse demonstrated this month after a chunk of its theater and all of its costumes were lost to flooding, the show must go on.. And is that not a perfect metaphor for living with gusto? It’s important to remember, of course, that performers and their presenters need support to survive, too. This year, there are so many opportunities to give — and receive. The staff picks here represent much more to come. Check the websites of presenting organizations — in the sidebar at the end — for their full season calendars. Tickets, please! PAME L A P O L S T O N

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Sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. Heroes overcoming impossible odds. More than 1000 hand-drawn comic-book images on a very large screen. What? In a performance that has been called “totally nuts and a ton of fun,” three actors, a Foley artist, a musician and a periodlooking film present a “live-action graphic novel” about “Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter” Molly Sloan, her assistant, Timmy Mendez (reporters have assistants?), and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott. In it, the trio faces the most dangerous threat of all time to our fragile planet. Who knows what will happen? We don’t know, but it sure sounds like fun. In this radio play-turned graphic novel-turned live show, set in the year 1933, the actors play dozens of characters, the Foley artist makes hundreds of sounds and the keyboardist plays

thousands of notes, boasts TIN’s website. The Austin-based outfit brings the staged reading to a new, and often very silly, level, and in the process proves that audiences of all ages like someone else to make books come alive with dramatic voices and nifty sound effects. If you’re a loner, you can get The Intergalactic Nemesis comic or audio books. The rest of us will enjoy the vintage yet high-resolution images of this “sci-fi/horror/suspense/comedy/ romance” on stage, surrounded by hundreds of other Earthlings. Seriously, who doesn’t want to overcome impossible odds … from the security of a theater seat?


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Muscular. Enterprising. Mercurial. These are among the adjectives that critics have used to describe the Trey McIntyre Project, a contemporary ballet company based in Boise, Idaho. You read that right: Boise. How did one of the most sought-after choreographers working today end up in a far-flung Western town with roughly the same population as the Greater Burlington area? When he formed his company in 2008, McIntyre conducted a nationwide search for its home. Friends in the dance world tried to persuade him to settle in New York or San Francisco, but McIntyre wanted to be a part of a small community. “San Francisco doesn’t need us,” he told the New York Times. “Boise needs us and wants us. We can be part of a movement.” He’s bringing his movement — and his company — to the Flynn next spring. Be prepared for athletic ballet set to music of all different styles and eras, from Beck to the Beatles to Beethoven. Trained in classical ballet, McIntyre created more than 80 works for companies such as the American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet and New York City Ballet before starting his own company. His accolades are as varied as his taste in music: He’s been named the United States Artists Wynn Fellow as well as one of People magazine’s “25 Hottest Bachelors.” In 2008, the New Orleans Ballet Association commissioned McIntyre to create a ballet that drew on the city’s character. He collaborated with Preservation Hall Jazz Band on a work about death called Ma Maison. “It seemed that Mardi Gras had come early,” wrote the Times-Picayune of the show. “Not the Bourbon Street party for hooting tourists and girls-gone-wild, but the dark revel that only makes sense when you’ve gone through a hurricane season, buried a few friends and danced in a second-line parade with tears in your eyes.” The reviewer also spoke of “cheering dance fans” in the audience, an odd occurrence at a ballet, to be sure. But for the Trey McIntyre Project, it’s not unusual. At a Boise performance last year, “People whooped and giggled during the ballet and surged to their feet after it,” wrote the New York Times. “At intermission tearful viewers thanked company members.” Get ready for a rowdy ballet.

Joseph Fortunato is a man who likes to wear a uniform. At least, it appears that way. Shortly after retiring from the police force, he traded his officer threads for head-to-toe khakis more typically seen on an African safari, and changed his full name to a kid-friendly variation: “Jungle Joe.” His new gig is as wild as it sounds — on any given day, you’ll find him face to face with tropical birds, large cats and rare reptiles. These exciting creatures reside within the 5000 square feet of Bucks County Zoo & Conservation Society in Warminster, Penn., but more than a dozen of them fly the coop next spring to visit an unlikely venue: Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts. In the same vein as “Jungle Jack” Hanna, Fortunato takes families on an eco-adventure with live-animal cameos from his traveling menagerie, which includes a blue-and-gold macaw, a fennec fox, and a Burmese python. A multimedia component draws in video footage from the Galapagos Islands, Indonesia and Africa. The show is heavy on the “wow” factor — when was the last time you saw a giant tortoise take center stage in a historic music hall? — but there’s a reason it’s dubbed “edu-tainment.” When he’s not introducing the next fierce — or fuzzy, or feathered — creature, this king of the jungle offers food for thought on concepts that are decidedly less exotic: recycling, environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. It’ll still drive you and the kiddos wild.

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cuArtEto cASAlS Vermonters still remember Pablo Casals, the Catalan cellist who conducted and gave master classes at the Marlboro Music Festival for 13 summers before he died in 1973. Casals is considered one of the best cellists who ever lived, so it’s a good thing that the relatively young Spanish string quartet that named itself for him, Cuarteto Casals, is also deemed top notch. The quartet, now based in Barcelona, was formed in 1997 by four students at a Madrid conservatory. They went on to win the London International String Quartet Competition three years later, and the Johannes Brahms one in 2002. One of the group’s specialties is the Spanish composer Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, who died in 1826 at the age of 19 but left behind three quartets that helped earn him the nickname “the Spanish Mozart.” Cuarteto Casals recorded all three for its debut disc; the Vermont program will end with the first. Shostakovich, though, will begin the concert. The String Quartet no. 9 is in the key of E-flat major — not an easy one for stringed instruments; Cuarteto Casals’ famed precision will be welcome. The work also came late in the composer’s life, when he was experimenting with extreme formal and tonal complexity. But in the right hands, “difficult” can be electrifying and disturbing. A more traditional piece by Schubert follows. String quartets are the ultimate collective enterprise. Watching a very good one coordinate the execution of a piece of music entirely through body language is one of the great pleasures of live classical music. Last year the Lane Series brought the Alexander String Quartet, with its memorable rendition of a different Shostakovich quartet, and the long-lived Tokyo String Quartet. This year it follows Cuarteto Casals with the St. Petersburg String Quartet.

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Angel ReApeRs The Shakers are best known for two things: furniture and celibacy. Neither easily lends itself to dance — or so one would think. Not Alfred Uhry. When the pulitzer prize-winning playwright best known for Driving Miss Daisy visited Massachusetts’ Hancock Shaker Village with his family, he saw inspiration for expressive movement everywhere. “The more I read about the Shakers, the more I realized how theatrical the whole culture was,” he said in a recent interview for Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. “At the same time, I knew that this wasn’t a play because there was so much movement involved and it was so out there at the end of the diving board — such an extreme culture.” So Uhry turned to MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Martha Clarke — who cofounded the renowned dance company pilobolus at Dartmouth in the 1970s — to tease out a dance-theater piece from this obscure slice of American history. In October, her company will premiere the resulting new work, co-commissioned by the Hop, called Angel Reapers. Through text, a cappella song and “hypnotic, percussive dance,” 11 dancers tell the story of Ann Lee, or Mother Ann, the Shakers’ founder and prophet. She preached a utopian lifestyle of communal property, gender equality, devotion to physical labor and handicrafts — hence the distinctive woodwork — and, of course, celibacy. According to Clarke, Lee had a personal explanation for her fierce denial of sexuality. “She had four babies with her husband and they all died at birth, or soon after, and she had a vision after these deaths that sex was the root of all evil,” says the choreographer. “It came out of her own personal experience, her own personal misery.” Still, Lee’s following grew. At its peak in the mid-19th century, 6000 Shakers were living in communities from Maine to Kentucky. When they worshipped together, according to the Hop, they let out “wild vocalization and physical expression that later settled into a gorgeous body of songs and geometrical, trance-like dance forms.” perhaps a modern dance about Shakers isn’t such a stretch, after all.





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A few years ago, Judy Hegarty Lovett, the co-artistic director of Dublin-based theater company Gare St Lazare players Ireland, read Moby Dick for the first time. Then she told her husband and creative partner, Conor Lovett, that she wanted to dramatize it. “I think I gave Conor quite a fright,” soft-spoken Judy says in a promotional video for the play that would eventually emerge from that conversation. “It was very scary,” Conor agrees. No wonder. Herman Melville’s novel is a rugged mountain of a book, equally daunting in its allegorical digressions, its operatic rhetoric and its descriptions of whaling minutiae. No star-studded film adaptation has yet managed to capture what makes Moby Dick a classic. Furthermore, 15-year-old Gare St Lazare specializes not in epic productions but in one-person shows, often starring Conor Lovett himself. The actor is renowned as an interpreter of the works of Samuel Beckett — a brilliant wordsmith, but a terser one than Melville. But, like Ahab taking on the white whale, the theatrical couple took on Moby Dick — and, when it premiered in 2009, the play garnered some raves. In this stripped-down, two-hour compression of the novel (sans intermission), Conor Lovett plays all the parts, starting and ending with the narrator. Ishmael’s tale of what happened after he shipped aboard the Pequod is “almost like a confession,” Judy says in the video. Live music is its sole accompaniment. Can an Irish company do justice to a great American novel that’s often praised for its Shakespearean language? Find out when Gare St Lazare brings Moby Dick to two Vermont venues this fall.

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69°S it’s 1915. Ernest shackleton and his crew of 27 are more than a year into the imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, in which they hope to become the first humans to make a land crossing of the hostile continent. They’ve just watched their ship, Endurance, slowly crunch against a floe, fill with icy water and sink, severing their tie to civilization. suddenly, the mission isn’t exploration; it’s survival. The true story of the crew’s battle against the biting elements is harrowing, indeed. New York City’s phantom Limb Company relays the outcome in a brand-new multimedia performance installation — co-commisioned by Dartmouth College’s hopkins Center — entitled 69°S, the latitude at which the vessel sank. You’d think troupe founders Jessica Grindstaff and Erik sanko, of all people, would be wary of visiting the scene of the crime — but the performance is packed with firsthand field recordings and research from their own trip to the southernmost continent. “i think we were probably the first puppeteers to apply to go to Antarctica to research for a puppet show,” visual artist Grindstaff wrote in an article for independent travel site Fathom. Three years and a staggering amount of research — a significant portion gathered from Dartmouth Library’s stefansson Collection on polar Exploration, which included a crew member’s diary — make the show as breathtaking in its historical context as it is dazzling in a visual one. white-clad puppeteers on stilts man 3-foot-tall marionettes, and a minimalist, original score by the Kronos Quartet augments the harsh, snowglobe-like atmosphere. most importantly, a 21st-century juxtaposition — hello, melting ice caps — symbolizes a different struggle for survival. while shackleton’s crew makes it home relatively unscathed, audience members are left mulling over our own uncertain future.

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Think it’s only recently that cartooning and graphic storytelling have been recognized as art? Think again. Back in 18th-century England, painter and printmaker william hogarth (1697-1764) pioneered the use of pictures — often arranged in sequence — to satirical ends. his cartoon representation of the 1720 south sea Bubble — stock market shenanigans that led to a historic crash — wouldn’t be out of place in a modern newspaper; while his moralizing print series depicting the descent from mere misbehavior to crime and death, such as The Rake’s Progress, still holds a lurid fascination. if hogarth pioneered an easily reproducible art form, he also pioneered art’s commercialization, argues playwright Nick Dear. in his drama The Art of Success, which premiered in 1986 at the Royal shakespeare Company, Dear presents hogarth as a not-so-high-minded artist who was more interested in securing a copyright so he could profit from his work than he was in taking on the era’s powers that be. Dear may be playing fast and loose with historical fact in The Art of Success, but in the 1980s, when art censorship and skyrocketing auction prices were topics du jour, the play hit a nerve. in his New York Times review of the manhattan production, Frank Rich calls Dear’s version of hogarth “the warhol of the 18th century.” he also notes that the play, which takes place on a single eventful (and fictional) night in the artist’s life, “encompasses rough sex, scatological language, ribald political satire, urine and excrement.” sound interesting? Richard Romagnoli, a professor who has a history of taking his student casts to the American College Theatre Festival, is directing middlebury College’s production this fall.




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Anyone who knows and loves bluegrass knows and loves its “father,” Bill Monroe. And this year, they can celebrate the 100th year of his birth. Born on September 13, 1911, the Kentuckyborn mandolinist and singer created a “high lonesome” sound that took its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys. Few people have the privilege of inventing a musical genre, never mind being inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Monroe did. This fall and next spring, Vermont welcomes a superstar group of current bluegrass players — peter Rowan and Tony Rice on guitar, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass — to pay homage to the progenitor of the style. Rowan, 69, actually played with Monroe, joining his “boys” in 1965 before moving on two years later to projects with the likes of Jerry Garcia — and a Grammy-winning career in bluegrass. Sixty-yearold Rice is considered today’s premier blue-/newgrass guitarist, an innovative flat-picker who rose to prominence with J.D. Crowe and the New South and the David Grisman Quintet in the 1970s. Bill Monroe himself once claimed, “Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world.” Whether or not that’s true, the music, with its pristine harmonies and lickety-split tempos, retains a “wow” factor that even indie hipsters would have to concede totally rules. Yee-haw!

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hen Grace Chris was heading into her fourth year in the University of Vermont’s music-education program last year, her real-world experience was typical of most aspiring school-choir directors. As a junior, she had visited the South Burlington middle and high schools with her methods class twice a month. Outside of school, she volunteered at a preschool and substituted for a church youth choir director. She spent her last semester student teaching the choir at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. Then, through word of mouth, Chris discovered the Burlington’s women’s chorus Bella Voce. The 45-member group, whose name means “beautiful voice,” is not just a community choir. It’s stacked with experienced music educators — from instrumental teachers to band and choir directors — who are eager to share their real-world knowledge with aspiring, young music educators. A main component of Bella Voce is, in fact, its mentoring program, which supports five to seven music-ed

majors a year, including a conducting and an accompanist intern. Chris, a trained soprano, had been “itching to be in a really good choir,” so she auditioned and was accepted. It was her first women’s choir. “All the women are so nice and caring and just wonderful people,” she enthuses. But, Chris adds, “the biggest resource for me was all the music teachers who gave me all these suggestions for classroom management and repertoire.” Bella Voce’s founder, Dawn Willis, realized that the mentoring aspect was crucial soon after she formed the choir. The Texas native moved to Vermont in 2003 after holding several academic and community-choir-conducting positions around the country, and she joined the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus as a way to get to know the singing community. Willis was surprised to learn, from conductor Robert DeCormier, that the area had no women’s choir. “It was kind of a growing movement,” she says. So, during a break in a rehearsal, she pitched the idea to the soprano and alto sections. She held auditions and

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t Diversity Studios, a large, framed photo on the main desk shows co-owner Theresa McDonough chumming it up with Dr. Phil. “He’s kind of a big phony,” she surmises of the television psychologist. But that doesn’t stop the 25-year-old actress and director from capitalizing on her brush with fame — she was on the show a few years ago. McDonough took the photo to Burlington’s annual Kids Day last spring, knowing the famous face at her booth would grab people’s attention. From there, she could reel them in to talk about what’s really important to her: Diversity Studios, Burlington’s newest organization for performing-arts

education, which she opened last February with her husband, Yukio. Since then, the young couple — he’s also 25 — have been hard at work getting the word out, from handing out flyers in subzero temperatures on their opening day to spray-painting their car with an enormous Diversity logo. It wouldn’t be hard to get lost in Vermont’s kiddie acting scene, already abuzz at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and the Very Merry Theatre in Burlington, and the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, to name a few.

So, what’s different about Diversity? The teachers do a little bit of everything — hence the name — including leading kid and adult classes in acting, standup comedy, musical theater, poetry and studio production, as well as lessons on a variety of musical instruments. Diversity also offers a recording booth, a production studio and an intimate performance space. Theresa and Yukio McDonough both grew up in Vermont. He’s a violinist and former concertmaster of the Vermont Youth Orchestra who went to Purchase College, SUNY, to study music, but


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After graduating from college, she and Yukio moved to New York City together, where he broke into the music-production scene. He began an independent record label and worked with producer Drew Money, who makes beats with hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Theresa studied acting at the Weist-Barron Studios in New York and was cast as a Catholic schoolgirl in a horror flick called Play Hooky that’s due out later this year.

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Still, it’s hard getting steady work in the Big Apple. And Yukio and Theresa wanted to be closer to their families in Vermont. “We felt we could make more of a difference here,” he says. When they moved back last September, the pair knew only that they wanted to continue working in the performing arts. They considered opening a nightclub, but then they stumbled on a spacious basement unit on College Street that had been used for some 25 years as a storage space. They began to envision classes and a studio there. “When I get an idea, I have to do it,” declares Theresa. “And I just have to go along with it,” her husband — they got married earlier this year — adds with a grin. “I signed on the dotted line and went from there,” Theresa says. She began scouring Craigslist for instructors and quickly found Natalie Miller and her husband, Nathan Hartswick, who teach acting and standup comedy, respectively. Four more instructors have come on board since then. The McDonoughs, who both have day jobs — she works part time at the HowardCenter; he works a late shift operating Vermont Public Television’s master control board — put $15,000 into renovating the basement.


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weeks, they performed at Winooski’s Monkey House. Woodman took to standup immediately. “You have to get over yourself. You have to not take things too seriously,” she says. “I felt so light every time I went and came out of [that class]. Light and happy.” It must have helped to have an instructor as enthusiastic as Hartswick. Earlier in the summer, he wrote about the class on Diversity’s Facebook wall. “Here’s what I usually think: ‘Today I have to ___.’ Here’s what I thought this afternoon: ‘Today I get to teach a standup comedy class.’ A good sign.” For kids, the benefits of the performing arts are plentiful. Theresa McDonough says her two younger brothers had never considered acting until their sister opened her studio. Now, after taking a couple of classes at Diversity, they — and several of their classmates — have appeared in Heritage

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been in the back of my head for a long, long time,” she says. “And I never did it because I was nervous.” Nine years ago, Woodman lost her eyesight — and, remarkably, started laughing about it almost immediately, she says. Woodman explains that she had always identified with the character of Luisa in The Fantasticks, who prays, “Please, God, please, don’t let me be normal!” When she became blind, Woodman thought, Wow, maybe God listens to my prayers. She started writing stories about “ending up in the middle of College Street when I didn’t want to be,” she says with a chuckle. “There’s way too much humor in life not to want to share it.” This year, Woodman took the summer off for the first time in her 20 years at UVM. When she found out about Diversity’s standup classes, it sounded like a perfect fit. With the exception of one other woman, her classmates were men under 30. At their sessions, Hartswick instructed them to come up with five minutes of material to perform; then the students would all listen — and usually laugh — and he’d advise them on how to make it better. At the end of the six

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he Aqua Royal Red Hats are settling into their seats. The dowagers remove their trademark fashion accessories for the sake of politeness. Another faction, from the Albany Jewish Community Center, takes up a sizable number of tables at TR’s Restaurant, the Teddy Roosevelt-themed dining room at Holiday Inn Resort Lake George-Turf. Some sit at floor level, others on carpeted risers. Shortly servers will bring out Caesar salads, lightly dressed in tangy, garlicky cream and just enough grated Parmesan. However, the entrées that follow are far from the main event. That would be a performance of Jon Lonoff ’s 2004 farce Skin Deep. The play’s the thing at Lake George Dinner Theatre, though the food, served at tables surrounding the floor-level stage, is certainly part of the attraction. What we’re witnessing here — at 11:30 a.m. on a Thursday — is no longer a common way to dine out in America. According to Lake George Dinner Theatre owner and producer Terry Rabine, there are 17 Actors’ Equity dinner theaters remaining in the United States. This is one, though it is not among the 26 members of the National Dinner Theatre Association, which must be active for at least eight months of the year and pay their performers (who don’t need to have Equity cards). Lake George is disqualified from membership because it puts on shows only during the tourist season — July through October. Compare those numbers with the national total of 147 theaters in operation in 1976, the year Lake George Dinner Theatre, formerly a summer stock company, moved into its current digs at the Holiday Inn. Today, the dinner theater is a dying breed, much like drive-in movies and carhop service. Greater Burlington once had its own, called Five Reasons Dinner Theater, in the building that now houses Franny O’s bar; it closed in the 1980s. One of New England’s last dinner theaters, the nonprofessional Amesbury Playhouse in Massachusetts, was forced to shutter just last July. The Lake George Dinner Theatre is alive and well, though it can sometimes

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feel encased in amber. Diners choose their meals when they order tickets. Upon arriving for lunch or dinner, they’re given colored stubs to place on the table to remind servers of their choices. The blue slip of paper is decorated with a kitschy drawing of a fish, while a pink one displays a country-cute piggy with the word “pork.” The resort’s executive chef, Michael Squires, spearheads the preparation of as many as 135 plates for each meal, often with two meals (and shows) a day. When we dined at the dinner theater, butterpoached broccoli was the vegetable du jour. Halved baby potatoes came buttery, too, and lightly crusted with salt. Broiled salmon was tender and low on fishy taste. Grilled beef medallions were lean and cooked medium-well by default, but seasoned artfully enough that they didn’t taste like shoe leather. According to the online menu, the beef was supposed to come in Bordelaise sauce, while the salmon should have had Hollandaise with dill. Both were actually slathered in Béarnaise sauce, which only added to the orgy of butter — not necessarily a bad thing, but certainly redolent of the swinging ’60s — or the fusty ’50s.


Of course, it’s unlikely anything too newfangled would fly here. “My sense is an awful lot of my audience is retirees,” says Rabine, understating the matter. The audience’s current demographics are what you’d expect at a weekday lunch. But the producer says younger people don’t seem too enthusiastic about visiting his theater on nights and weekends, either, and he sees this as an industry-wide trend. “Younger audiences are where the audiences are falling off a bit. That’s one of the reasons performing arts in general are suffering. It will pass,” Rabine says with certainty. “We’ll see better numbers


with our stronger business model. When the economy is difficult, like it has been now for dozens and dozens of years, this happens.” How does dinner theater have a “stronger business model” than theater sans dining? Rabine points to the camaraderie of people sharing a meal, including small groups of people who find themselves mixing with strangers at the large tables. Since he became involved with the theater as a young actor, he says, he’s seen many a friendship develop. “In my marketing for the dinner theater, I use the term ‘fun for grown-ups,’” says Rabine. “People who come really enjoy talking and laughing amongst themselves.” On this Thursday, as dessert is served, the diners in the nearly full house are certainly enjoying themselves. Servers present senior-sized slivers of cheesecake striped with blood-red raspberry coulis. The light-looking cake is deceptively filling, with a dense, creamy body and a heaping mound of whipped cream on top. It doesn’t have a strong flavor personality, but lacks the unpleasant acid of many cheesecakes. One 82-year-old Albany JCC member downs it to a shaky rendition of “Happy Birthday.” After a 15-minute bathroom break, the entertainment improves as the lights dim and Skin Deep’s musical introduction plays. Slowly, the gabby audience falls silent. No one onstage will provide competition for the JCC’s collective singing pipes. Rabine says Lake George’s dinner theater is the smallest in the country. While the “intimate” room guarantees that no audience member is more than 30 feet from the stage, its acoustic difficulties prevent Lake George from presenting musicals, the bread and butter of most dinner theaters. Instead, Rabine chooses to direct straight plays with small casts. They’re always comedies, he says, because he DINNER IS THE SHOW

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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On September 2, 2011, Cynosure, Inc. filed application #4C0471-1E for a project generally described as The expansion of an existing parking area - the paving of 4,980 s.f. of existing gravel surface to create 18 new parking spaces. The project is located at 480 Roosevelt Highway in the Town of Colchester, 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 Colchester Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, and the office listed below. The application and proposed permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held

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No hearing will be held unless, on or before Friday, September 30, 2011, 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.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On September 6, 2011, Cedars’ Edge Apartments, L.P. and filed application # 4C1196-2 for a project generally described as The installation of an unlighted, 32” x 48” free-standing sign at Cedars’ Edge Apartments. The project is located at 47 Susie Wilson Road in the Town of Essex, 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 Essex 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

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CITY OF BURLINGTON TRAFFIC REGULATIONS The following traffic regulations are hereby enacted by the Public Works Commission as amendments to Appendix C, Motor Vehicles, and the City of Burlington’s Code of Ordinances: Sec. 7A. Handicap spaces designated. No person shall park any vehicle at any time in the following locations, except automobiles displaying special handicapped license plates issued pursuant to 18 V.S.A. 1325, or any amendment or renumbering thereof: (1) through (137) As Written (138) On the [west] east side of St. Paul Street in the first space north of the bump out. (139) through (153) As Written Administrative correction made on this 6th day of September, 2011 Attest Norman Baldwin, P.E. Assistant DirectorTechnical Services Adopted 09/06/2011; Published 09/14/11; Effective 10/05/11 Material in [Brackets] delete. Material underlined add . CORRECTED NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale in the matter of VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY V KIM M. WILBER, Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S352-11 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by Kim M. Wilber and Robert J. Wilber (now deceased) to Chittenden Trust

The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: All and the same lands and premises conveyed by Warranty Deed of Cecile Bullard to Robert J. Wilber (now deceased) and Kim M. Wilber dated October 17, 1996 and of record in Volume 98, Page 425 of the Winooski Land Records. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer=s or cashier=s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold AAS IS@ and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at

any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: August 2, 2011 David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale in the matter of NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION V TODD BERGERON, et al., Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S0038-09 Cnc, foreclosing two mortgages given by Todd W. Bergeron and Tiffany M. Bergeron to New England Federal Credit Union, the first dated August 27, 2004 and recorded in Volume 499, Page 379, et seq. of the Colchester Land Records and the second dated October 15, 2004 and recorded in Volume 507, Page 239, et seq. of the Colchester Land Records (the Mortgages) for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgages for breach of the conditions of the Mortgages, the real estate with an address of 162 Fern Court, Colchester, VT (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 2:00 p.m. on October 13, 2011 at the location of the Property. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: All and the same lands and premises conveyed to Todd Bergeron and Tiffany Bergeron by Warranty Deed of Gardner and Sons Development Corporation dated August 27, 2004 and of record in Volume 499, Page 377, et seq. of the Colchester land records. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record. Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30) days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior

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Court. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: July 28, 2011 David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE According to the terms and conditions of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale in the matter of Vermont Housing Finance Agency v. Kristy A. McLaughlin, et al., Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Docket No. S852-10 Cnc, foreclosing a mortgage given by Kristy A. McLaughlin to Universal Mortgage Corporation dated March 30, 2006 and recorded in Volume 955, Page 498 of the Burlington Land Records (the Mortgage) presently held by Plaintiff Vermont Housing Finance Agency for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 103 Hildred Drive, Unit 103, Burlington, Vermont (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 11:00 a.m. on October 18, 2011 at the location of the Property. The Property to be sold is all and the same land and premises described in the Mortgage, and further described as follows: All and the same lands and premises conveyed to Kristy A. McLaughlin by





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Company dated October 17, 1996 and recorded in Volume 98, Page 427 et seq. of the Winooski Land Records (the Mortgage) presently held by Plaintiff Vermont Housing Finance Agency for the purpose of foreclosing the Mortgage for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage, the real estate with an E-911 address of 195 Main Street, Winooski, VT (the Property) will be sold at public auction at 10:00 a.m. on October 18, 2011 at the location of the Property.

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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING RE CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION’S STREET LIGHTING RATE You are hereby notified that a Hearing Officer of the Public Service Board, Bridgette Remington, Staff Attorney, will hold a rescheduled public hearing on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 7:00 P.M., to gather public input into the investigation of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation’s Municipal Street and Highway Lighting Service (Rate 06) (PSB Docket No. 7745). For more information: Hearing location: The hearing will be conducted utilizing the Vermont Interactive Television network at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, WhiteRiver Junction and Williston. For directions: (or contact the Public Service Board at 802-828- 2358).

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All hearing sites are handicapped accessible. Please contact the Public Service Board at 802-828-2358 if you require accommodation. warranty deed of Patrick 1 4t-buyahouse-cmyk.indd T. Burke dated March 30, 2006 and of record in Volume 955, Page 496 of the Burlington land records. The Property is Apartment No. 103 of River Watch Condominium, includes a 0.693 undivided percentage interest in the common areas and facilities of the River Watch Condominium, is subject to the Declaration of Condominium of River Watch Condominium dated May 14, 1991, of record in Volume 430, Page 547 of the Burlington land records, as amended from time to time and is subject to and has the benefit of the rules and regulations set forth in the Declaration of Condominium, as amended from time to time. The Property may be subject to easements, rights-of-way of record and other interests of record Terms of Sale: The Property will be sold to the highest bidder, who will pay $10,000.00 at sale in cash, certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check made payable to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP Client Trustee Account (or by wire transfer, if arrangements for wire transfer are made in advance, confirmation of wire transfer is available before commencement of sale and bidder pays additional fees required for wire transfer) and will pay the balance of the highest bid price within thirty (30)

days of the issuance of an Order of Confirmation by the Vermont Superior Court. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Purchase Agreement and attached Vermont Lead Law Real Estate Transaction Disclosures. Copies of the Agreement and Disclosures are available by calling the telephone number below. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Property as required by the Purchase Agreement, the $10,000.00 deposit will be forfeited to Plaintiff. The Property is sold “AS IS” and the successful bidder is required to purchase the Property whether or not the Property is in compliance with local, state or federal land use laws, regulations or permits. Title to the Property will be conveyed without warranties by Order of Confirmation. This sale is exempt from federal lead based hazards disclosure. 24 CFR Section 35.82. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the Property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, including the costs and expenses of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP 802-482-2905. Dated: August 10, 2011 /s/ David Rath

David Rath, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Burlington Housing Authority and Housing Vermont request Architectural firms to submit proposals for the renovation of 51 units of housing located at 234 South Champlain and 235 Pine Streets in Burlington. Qualified applicants will have comparable experience as well as knowledge of affordable housing, & publicly funded projects. Interested parties should contact Matt Ham-Ellis at Burlington Housing Authority at 802-5403243 or mhamellis@ to obtain specific project information. Responses must be submitted by Monday, September 26th at 4:00 p.m. Minorityowned, women-owned and locally-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Housing Vermont and Champlain Housing Trust request Architectural firms to submit proposals for the rehabilitation of (3) buildings consisting of (21) units of housing located in St. Albans, VT. Qualified applicants will have comparable experience

as well as12/10/10 knowledge 3:51ofPM affordable housing, & publicly funded projects. To obtain a proposal response form and specific project information, call Ted Samuelsen at Housing Vermont at 802-8613821or Response forms must be submitted by Wednesday September 28th at 4:00 p.m. Minority-owned, women-owned and locally-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION Chittenden Unit Docket No. S1345-08 Cnc GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff v. Earl M. Albright, Jr., Jennifer Lea Albright and Occupants residing at 36 Conger Avenue, Burlington, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Earl M. Albright, Jr. to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for HomeComings Financial, LLC f/k/a HomeComings Financial Network, Inc. dated February 2, 2007 and recorded in Volume 988, Page 236, and assigned from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for HomeComings Financial,

LLC4t-vtpublicserviceboard091411.indd f/k/a HomeComings including 1 the costs and Financial Network, Inc. to expenses of the sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC by an instrument dated October Other terms to be 8, 2008 and recorded announced at the sale or on October 14, 2008 in inquire at Lobe & Fortin, Volume 1047, Page 383 of 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, the Land Records of the South Burlington, VT City of Burlington, of which 05403, (802) 660-9000. mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for DATED at South breach of the conditions of Burlington, Vermont this said mortgage and for the 29th day of August, 2011. purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at GMAC Mortgage, LLC Public Auction at 8:45 A.M. on September 27, By: 2011, at 36 Conger Avenue, Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Burlington, Vermont Lobe & Fortin, PLC all and singular the 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 premises described in said South Burlington, VT mortgage: 05403 To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Earl M. Albright, Jr. and Jennifer Lea Albright by Quitclaim Deed of Earl M. Albright, Jr. dated August 20, 2004 and recorded in Volume 914 at Pages 667-668 of the City of Burlington Land Records. 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 City 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,

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The Chittenden County The contents of storage Transportation Authority unit(s) 01-03672 located (CCTA) will hold a public at 28 Adams Dr, Williston, meeting to update the VT 05495, will be sold Sudoku Complete on the the following puzzle by using the public on plans for a new 09/28/11 of the numbers 1-9 only once in each row, column Downtown Transit Center month of September, and 3 x 3 box. (DTC) and to solicit their 2011 to satisfy the debt input. The meeting will3 of5Donald 9 Chicoine. Any be held at 6:00 PM on person claiming a right 9 to the goods may pay 6 September 14, 2011 in Contois Auditorium at the amount claimed due 1 Burlington City Hall. The and reasonable expenses 7 public is encouraged to7 8 before4the sale,3in which attend. City Hall is fully ac- case the sale may not cessible. Questions about occur. 5 6 4 attending the meeting This is not a public 5 should be directed to auction. Stephen Carlson at 9 3 2 1 or by phone at 802-864-0211 6 2 ext. 30.


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Come join the great team at Starr Farm Nursing Center! If you enjoy working with people in a caring manner, you will fit in with our team.


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Public Policy Associate

Voices for Vermont’s children seeks a Public Policy

Associate to join our dedicated staff of children’s advocates. Voices is a multi-issue, independent research and policy Busy, well-established chiropractic advocacy nonprofit that promotes public policy that enhances Call the Director of Nursing Services office seeks sharp, energetic, the lives of children and youth in Vermont. The public policy at 802-658-6717. organized person. Please, no associate will serve as a legislative advocate during the Vermont phone calls. Email drsean@ Starr Farm Nursing Center, 98 Starr Farm legislative session, provide analysis of key issues and policies for details. Rd., Burlington, VT 05408 EOE that affect children and youth, coordinate community outreach efforts and assist in mobilizing individuals and organizations to support advocacy efforts. Voices’ areas of specialization include child welfare, economic security, health, early care and 1t-Mahoney 9/12/11 4:58:19 PM 9/12/11 10:09:28 AM Family-091411.indd 1 VSA Vermont, education, public education, safety net, and paid leave. ir a nonprofit in arts & disability, a F b o J 1 a.m.- 2 p.m., Requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, seeks 1 three years’ experience in a related field, and strong Sept. n2n9Ave., Burlington. part-time communications skills. 50 9 6 208 Fly 8 8 4

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EnvironmEntal SpEcialiSt FloatEr HowardCenter is looking for a full-time candidate to fill an Environmental Specialist Floater position. The purpose of this position is to provide special project cleaning and coverage for absences within the Environmental Services program of the Facilities Department. This person must have knowledge of both routine and complex cleaning, as he or she is expected to cover the duties of coworkers when they are absent. The demands of this position require much flexibility with scheduling of regular duties as well as special projects.

Developmental Services SpEcializEd community Support WorkEr(S) Seeking qualified individual to provide home, community and work support to a 25-year-old gentleman, who enjoys video games, using the computer, the Simpsons and Family Guy.

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B.A., experience in grant writing and development, excellent writing, verbal communication and organizational skills. Interest in diversity awareness and disability inclusion is a must. VSAVT is an equal opportunity employer. Contact

intEnSivE community Support WorkEr Unique opportunity to support a young person with a developmental disability and co-occurring mental health issues. Excellent opportunity to gain complex clinical experience while making a significant difference in someone’s life. Current openings are Friday and Saturday AWAKE overnights, Saturday and Sunday, morning and afternoon shifts. Westford area.

Please visit our website at for more details or to apply online. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper applications are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. 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.

You may also mail your letter and resume to carlen finn, executive director, Voices for Vermont’s children, Po Box 261, montpelier, Vt 05601. No phone calls, please.

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Both positions benefits eligible including health and dental insurance and generous paid time off.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume by October 1, 2011 to with Public Policy Associate position as the subject.

Work as part of a team providing hands-on assistance with leisure interests and attentive personal care. Will need to learn augmentative communication techniques and operate an2v-VSAArts-091411.indd accessible van for trips to the movies and around town. Up to 40 hours are available to be split between two candidates — afternoon hours during the week and daytime hours on the weekend.

Salary range, $40,000-$46,000.

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Full-time and Relief

Community SkillS WorkerS NFI Vermont is seeking new members to join our talented team of mental health professionals in the Diagnostic Assessment Program and the Community Based Services Program. The ideal candidates will be skilled communicators, have a desire to help kids and families, and have the ability to provide support, be empathetic and provide pro-social skills. Responsibilities include one-on-one and group activities with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges both in the community and their homes. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, work flexible hours, and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Training and supervision will be provided. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Amy Woodruff, 30 Airport Rd., So. Burlington, VT 05403, or email EOE WWW.NAFI.COM

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SHELBURNE MUSEUM Immediate opening for


Vermont Public Interest Research Group


Full Time/Year Round Position to apply send cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482 or email

VPIRG is looking for a diehard activist hungry to work with Vermonters, going toe-to-toe with multi-billion-dollar corporations, to defend the public interest. Must have enough passion to sustain you through long hours and uphill battles. Ideal candidate will be able to inspire and empower Vermonters to action around our campaigns. You will grow VPIRG’s grassroots activist and volunteer base using a variety of tactics including online organizing, direct outreach, coalition development, community-based organizing, activist training, and media events. This is a full-time position based in Montpelier. Should have at least 2 years of experience in grassroots organizing and campaigning; volunteer recruitment and activist-oriented online outreach; volunteer leadership development; strong writing and public speaking skills; politically strategic. A full job description is available on our website: Competitive salary; employer-paid health, vision, dental and longterm disability insurance, employer-matching IRA contributions and four weeks of annual leave. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample via email only to: EOE. No calls. For more info visit:

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SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR WASHINGTON WEST SUPERVISORY UNION Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) is seeking a Systems Administrator. The Systems Administrator will manage and supervise the daily operation of the WWSU computer network including operating systems, security, hardware and software troubleshooting and all online applications, establish complete system documentation and a long-term technology plan for the SU, giving consideration to available resources and the pace of technological change. The Systems Administrator will also support Fayston Elementary School, Moretown Elementary School and Harwood Union High School. Successful applicants will have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and knowledge of network server hardware, routers, network hubs and switches, and wireless networks. Proven ability to support end users required. Applicants must demonstrate ability to be organized, detail oriented and accurate and to quickly diagnose and be able to fix as well as improve the way the organization utilizes technology. Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree and relevant industry certificates or equivalent, along with 4 to 6 years experience in the field. A complete job description can be found on Please apply online at and include a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and 3 current letters of reference. Position open until filled.

Norwich University seeks a non-tenure-track, faculty-level, full-time Bioinformatics Research Associate to participate as a member of the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN). VGN is a state program funded by National Institutes of Health for building biomedical research infrastructure.

Please apply online at The successful candidate will provide research support for the VGN Bioinformatics Core, which assists faculty from across the state with microarray, genomics, and proteomic mass spectroscopy data analysis. Support activities include 2v-Hilton091411.indd 1 PA RT-TIM E 9/12/11 4:17:36 PM Deli/Counter Help analysis of gene expression (microarray) data, providing input on the design of microarray experiments, coauthoring research publications and providing basic training for microarray data analysis to VGN researchers on an asneeded basis. Continuation of the position is dependent upon external funding. Flexible hours. Please apply in

person, with resume and three Requirements: M.S. in biological science or related field, references. VT Sandwich Co., Ph.D. preferred, or an equivalent combination of education Taft Corners, Williston and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. Experience in applied 9/12/11 10:04:58 AM bioinformatics in a research environment and analyzing 1t-VTSandwichCo-091411.indd 1 Car Cleaners microarray data is required. The ideal candidate will have training in statistics, high performance computing skills, Needed! experience in developing automated workflows, excellent Full or part time communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to $10.50/hr. work with undergraduates. Candidates must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, Norwich application and three letters of reference via email to jobs@ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information about the VGN may be found at 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.

Washington West is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opportunities at the Hilton Burlington: Banquet Food Server, Line Cook, Bellperson, Sales Manager, PM Front Office Supervisor, Guest Service Agent, Restaurant Bussers/ Servers.

Data Entry Positions! Full or part time $12+/hr.

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Park Laborer


Colchester Parks & Rec. seeks seasonal laborer until 11/10/11 $11-$12 per hour 40 hours per week Apply by Sept. 19. Call 802-264-5640, or visit EOE

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• PHP5 - Candidate should be a top-notch PHP5 developer, familiar with the latest features in PHP 5.2.X and 5.3.X. • MySQL - Candidates should have a robust understanding of complex application database architectures, including popular ORMs such as Propel and Doctrine. • Object Oriented Development / CS Background - Ideal candidates should understand object oriented development, and apply concepts to everything they do. Formal CS background or experience preferred.

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RN or LPN Evening Supervisor Monday through Friday. Long-term care experience preferred. Please call or email for more information. Birchwood Terrace Healthcare 43 Starr Farm Road Burlington, VT 05408 802-863-6384 Sue.Fortin

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CCS is seeking dynamic and energetic people to provide oneon-one inclusion supports to a variety of individuals with developmental disabilities. Work with a team of professionals assisting individuals to reach goals and realize dreams. We are currently offering several part-time, fully benefited positions as well as a substitute position. Experience in the field of developmental disabilities is a plus, but not a requirement. If you are interested in joining our diverse team, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Karen Ciechanowicz at Champlain Community Services 512 Troy Avenue Colchester, VT 05446 (802) 655-0511


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Are you an experienced leader with a background in health care? Would you like to supervise, lead and develop a team of healthcare professionals? Do you have experience planning projects, managing a program and formulating and implementing team strategies to facilitate the achievement of goals? Applications are currently being accepted for a full-time leadership position based at Porter Medical Center, focused on the goals of the Vermont Blueprint of Health. The Community Health team will work directly with patients, families r ge t iC en e pa and primary care providers in Addison County. e 1t-ColchParkRec-091411.indd 1 9/12/11 r iv For more information on the goals of the Vermont Blueprint for Health please visit

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OFFICE & PAYMENT PLAN COORDINATOR Join our customer-focused financial services team; assist in student account billing and payment processing. Coordinate counter services and perform daily cash-out. Answer and direct incoming telephone calls. Advise parents and students on student account matters and financial aid procedures. Process student loan checks and other payments. Administer internal payment plan.

Requirements: High school diploma and one to two years’ related experience, including some cash handling or 9/5/11 4:11:23 PM bookkeeping,Associate’sdegreepreferred.Musthave excellent Our Primary Care Unit is seeking Per Diem RN customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills, and LPN staff available to work all shifts including ability to work in a fast-paced office environment, strong evenings and nights. attention to detail, and skill in computer entry.

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Pepsi Bottling Ventures has employment opportunities for:


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professionally in the specialty area of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Excellent pay and

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benefits. Come grow with us.

Forklift Operator – Loader Trainee Please visit www.pepsibottlingventures. com/careers to apply.

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Mail or fax resumes to: Maple Leaf Farm 10 Maple Leaf Road Underhill, VT 05489 802-899-2911 Fax 802-899-9965 email:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application to Payment Plan Coordinator Search, via email to Please visit our web site: for further information and how to apply for this and other great jobs.

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long-term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, retirement annuity plan, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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CVAA is recruiting members for paid positions in the Neighbor-to-Neighbor AmeriCorps program.


Clinical Coordinator The Clinical Coordinator applies clinical expertise in support of the Director of Nursing and nursing staff to ensure a high-quality health services experience for our residents. S/he provides leadership, daily supervisory oversight and clinical mentoring for staff at all levels in a manner that supports our resident-centered philosophy of care. Qualified candidates are licensed registered nurses in the state of Vermont, with at least two years of supervisory experience in a clinical setting. In addition, s/he will have demonstrated experience working with geriatrics in a skilled nursing setting.


If you have high standards of service and a desire to lead, please email, or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146. EOE 5h-CVAA091411.indd 1

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Offender Re-entry Housing Specialist

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The Burlington Housing Authority is looking for a full-time Offender Re-entry Housing Specialist to assist those who are transitioning from the Vermont Department of Corrections prison system to Chittenden County communities. The specialist will be responsible for working with the VT Department of Corrections and local landlords to secure apartments for women coming out of prison. This position will also work with community service providers to ensure that participants have the necessary tools to succeed in the community. The ideal candidate will have a college degree in Human Services or a related field with strong knowledge of social services networks, effective verbal and written communication skills, strong ability to negotiate with landlords and other social service providers, experience advocating for various populations and basic computer skills. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Kelley Newell, Director of Resident Services Burlington Housing Authority 65 Main Street Burlington, Vermont 05401

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Busy boarding kennel looking  for P/T reliable kennel help.  Good people and pet skills a  must!  Must be willing to work  weekends and holidays. Serious  inquiries only. Immediate  employment. Call 802-309-3920  for an interview.

Overnight Awake Staff Full-time position with benefits available in the residential unit. Two to three years’ experience in security or facility oversight. Knowledge of addictions a plus.

The ability to work cooperatively within a clinical team is a must. For more information regarding our program, 4:12:18 PM and available employment opportunities, please visit our website,

Records Clerk

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Town of Colchester

Mail, fax or email resumes to: Maple Leaf Farm Associates, Inc., 10 Maple Leaf Rd., Underhill, VT 05489. Phone: 802-899-2911 Fax: 802-899-3617 Email:

The Department of Planning A UN I T E D WAY M E M BE R AGE N CY & Zoning seeks a highly motivated self-starter to join our team. The successful 4t-MapleLeafFarm-082411.indd 1 12:41:13 PM MULTIPLE POSITIONS AT BURLINGTON8/19/11 KIDS applicant will have previous Skilled educators and childcare professionals needed to work in experience with electronic dynamic after school programs at all of Burlington’s elementary schools. If you’re creative, passionate and dedicated to helping records systems or similar students of all backgrounds learn and explore, we want you to join database management. our team. Specific positions include: Previous experience with or knowledge of zoning Core Staff members typically work with students preferred. five days per week from the end of school until 5:30 on days Send cover letter & resume to Human Resources, PO Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 by September 23. E.O.E. For more information, visit

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that school is in session. Core staff members lead games and activities for students of all ages.

ELL Teachers provide structured academic support for

students in all subject areas, including homework help, for 90 minutes each afternoon.

One-on-One Assistants provide support for individual students with special needs during the afters chool program. To apply, please send a cover letter and a current resume to Holly Jones, Office of Expanded Learning Opportunities, at

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HVAC/Plumbing Installer Vermont Energy Contracting and Supply is growing, and we need additional installation crews. We specialize in residential and light commercial projects. Qualified applicants will have prior experience with the installation of furnaces, boilers, air-conditioning systems and installation of plumbing materials; pex, pvc and copper. The ability to work well in a team environment is a must. Local travel only. We offer a 4-day work week, competitive wages, paid vacation, holidays, medical and dental insurance, and a retirement plan. Please email your resume to

HVAC Service Technician Vermont Energy Contracting and Supply Corp. is currently accepting applications for an experienced heating and air-conditioning service technician in a residential/light commercial setting. Candidates will have appropriate licenses and certifications. We offer competitive wages, paid vacation and holidays, medical and dental insurance, tool and training account, and a retirement plan.

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As a leader in providing healthcare services to correctional facilities, Correct Care Solutions has fulltime openings for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (or similarly licensed) at our Northern State Correctional facility in Newport, Vt., and at our Northeast State Correctional facility in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Full time. Primary responsibilities include: building and maintaining an outcomes reporting information management system, tracking and reporting on outcomes across all programs and services, and measurement and evaluation of program efficacy. The position supports agency teams in gathering data and ensuring the system gathers multiple data points related to agency programming and clients served.

Competitive pay and great benefits!

Minimum of master’s degree in a social science or public health discipline that includes methodological and statistical training and three years’ experience designing program evaluations and/or assessing evaluation design. Candidate must be literate in data analysis programs. Experience working in the field of social work or public health and an understanding of linking data systems with state government data systems in order to track long term outcomes preferred.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to VermontJobs@ correctcaresolutions. com and reference: VTMHP and location. ~EEOE~

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Remember why you chose a career in nursing?

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Jamie Tourangeau, HR Manager Lund Family Center, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009, fax: (802)861-6460,

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Health care today is more challenging and demanding than ever before. Porter is a small community hospital where you can apply all of your clinical skills and still connect with your patients as people. If you’re ready to join our team, we want to hear from you. Current needs include:


Full- and part-time positions. Eight hour shifts. Vermont RN licensure required. New graduate RN’s encouraged to apply.

Administrative Shift Supervisor

Part-time and per diem positions responsible for oversight of all hospital departments. Previous Med/Surg and ICU experience as well as two years of supervisory experience preferred. Vermont RN licensure required. Parttime position is 40 hours per two week pay period, working eight hours shifts as well as every other weekend coverage.

Lund Family Center is a multiservice nonprofit that has been serving children and families in the VT community for more than 121 years. Our mission is to help children thrive by serving families with children, pregnant or parenting teens and young adults, and adoptive families. Currently seeking qualified candidate for the following position:

Data Management Analyst

Please email your resume to barbara@

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Temporary part-time position working 20 hours per week. Candidates with PACU experience preferred. VT RN licensure required.

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Engaging minds that change the world Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily.

Hazardous Materials Specialist

Posting Number 0040100 - Physical Plant Department Perform environmental hazard cleanup including asbestos abatement, lead related activities, mold remediation, pigeon guano, and emergency response in accordance with State and Federal regulations, procedures and practices. Maintain knowledge of asbestos and lead safety regulations and current issues and implements accordingly. Perform inspections of suspect asbestos and lead materials prior to renovation and/or demolition. Oversee and monitor asbestos and lead projects performed by in-house personnel and hired contractors. Access information utilizing appropriate computer software programs. Operate University vehicle. This position reports to a Facilities Trades Supervisor. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and four years experience in the asbestos industry and certified or ability to be certified within 180 days in the State of Vermont as an Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Project Monitor, Lead Supervisor and Lead Inspector; Valid Vermont Driver's License; knowledge of lead industry; Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and current issues in both disciplines; Computer skills. Because research indicates a high medical risk when working with asbestos and lead, users of tobacco products will not be considered. The Department requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion/diversity, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience and therefore seeks candidates who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to these core values. For more information regarding the University of Vermont's diversity initiatives, please visit the President's web site at: For further information on this position and others currently available, or to apply on-line, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily.


Part-time, 48 hours per pay period position, working 12 hour shifts, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., including every other weekend rotation. Candidates with critical care experience preferred but will train if candidate has a minimum two to three years of experience on a Medical/Surgical Unit.


Porter Practice Management, a division of Porter Hospital, has openings for RN’s, LPN’s and Medical Office Assistants to work in our network of physician office practices. Please visit our website, to view detailed information about positions with Porter Practice Management.

Please fill out an application or submit your resume to David Fuller, MBA, SPHR, Human Resources Manager, Porter Hospital, 115 Porter Dr., Middlebury, VT 05753. Phone: 802-388-8887, Fax: 802-388-8899, or email to Check our latest listings at

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Editor Online Digital Content

Bookkeeper/ Office Manager SEARCH REOPENED CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources), a national artists’ service organization located in Montpelier, Vt., seeks a dynamic Bookkeeper/Office Manager to oversee an active office of six. This organized professional will manage the office, provide administrative support to other staff, and do bookkeeping. Qualified applicants should possess strong organizational, planning and administrative skills. The applicant should be self-motivated and detail oriented. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as is knowledge of and interest in bookkeeping. Interest in craft and art a plus. Knowledge of Access data bases, MS Office Suite and QuickBooks is a must. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. Detailed job description available by request at or 802-229-2306. is the trusted consumer’s guide to accredited online education. We are dedicated to the mission of helping adult learners get educated about the best online colleges.

The position will be open until filled. Please send resume; letter of interest; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

As our Online Editor you will hold full responsibility for developing an editorial calendar designed to teach consumers how to compare online education providers for cost and credibility. You will analyze data to create consumer top pick lists, widgets, press releases, and buyer’s guides.

Must be familiar with Joomla, CSS, SEO. Must have an agile mind, the ability to abstract, aggregate, syndicate and micro1t-Ecopixel082411.indd 1 8/22/11 blog across digital platforms. Preference to Vermonters who can work in Burlington office. Telecommuters with three years’ experience Windjammer Openings and top references may be eligible for this position or related contract freelance projects.

Education Bachelor’s with 3.5 GPA and three years as editor or lead journalist for a consumer- or personal-finance website.


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Ashgate Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher, is seeking a Marketing Coordinator in our Burlington office.

a dynamic and professional environment, Vermont technical college offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition remission for ongoing, full-time positions. We are currently seeking candidates for the following staff vacancy:

Project Manager

for Green Training/Center for Sustainable Practices (CSP) this full-time position located at the randolph center campus will develop an annual schedule of training offerings, work with a contractor to market these trainings to a new england/northeast marketplace, and identify emerging market opportunities. Duties include but are not limited to: identify, build, schedule and market green training programs; identify and hire trainers, identify viable training locations, negotiate with equipment and service providers; Develop, present and evaluate both generic and specific need training; manage training budget. QualifiCaTionS: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline plus 4-6 years of relevant professional-level experience in the broad field of employee training, human services or education, including one year in a formal employee or client development program. Project management experience is desirable. ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously necessary. Strong budget management skills. Strong public speaking and customer service skills. interest and involvement in issues related to sustainability and the green economy desired. Duties are performed in a variety of settings, including standard office, classroom, facilities of a resource provider, or even in an on-the-job setting. irregular hours and occasional weekend work may be required. considerable and predictable travel both in and out of state is involved for which a private means of transportation must be available. Valid Vermont driver’s license required. applications accepted until September 23, 2011.

The Marketing Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and executing promotional plans for assigned publications; creating printed and electronic marketing literature and overseeing distribution to relevant markets; providing input into e-Marketing activities and website; disseminating information to key customers, booksellers and libraries; researching new marketing outlets; offering support to authors and key accounts; representing Ashgate Publishing at academic book fairs and conferences in the US and Canada. Qualifications and experience: • The candidate must have excellent editing, written, verbal and copywriting skills. • Graphic Design experience and application of Indesign and Photoshop are required. • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years’ experience in the publishing industry or marketing-related field. Ashgate offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 30th. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

To aPPly, please submit a Vermont tech employment application, resume and cover letter to: Vermont technical college, human resources office, Po Box 500, randolph center, Vt 05061. employment application is available on the Vtc website all full-time positions are subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

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Communications Manager – Montpelier, VT The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is seeking a talented individual with outstanding writing and design skills to promote greater awareness of our mission, accomplishments and projects. We’re looking for a Communications Manager to lead our communications and marketing strategy through the creative use of print, visual and electronic media. This is currently a full-time opportunity, but we will consider 30-32 hours/week for the right candidate. ISC is a leader in environmental and community development programs throughout the US and internationally. We offer a flexible, dynamic work environment, competitive pay and excellent benefits. For complete job details and application instructions, go to 3h-InstituteSustainable-090711.indd 1

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Seeking an energetic and committed professional to work in a dynamic organization supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include: individual and group counseling, conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments, and providing staff training and crisis intervention. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills necessary. Experience in the field of intellectual and development disabilities with specialty in human sexuality preferred. Master’s degree in psychology, social work or relative field required. Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent fringe benefit package. EOE Apply to Human Resources Office, Mountain Lake Services, 10 St. Patrick’s Place, Port Henry, NY 12974.

Creative and energetic individual for full-time position. Responsibilities include planning and facilitating enrichment activities for long-termcare population. Good writing skills and ability to work with people required. Human services background or LNA license desirable. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and every third weekend from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EOE Please apply to Colleen McLaughlin, ADC, Recreation Services Director, Starr Farm Nursing Center, 98 Starr Farm Rd., Burlington, VT 05408

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The New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) Coordinator fulfills the administrative needs of NETC's Policy, Advisory, and Technical Committees, carries out all the responsibilities for administrative management of NETC, provides research-grant management services for the State of Vermont, oversees and administers Research Projects, including but not limited to the interchange of NETC funds and grant assignment deliverables between NETC, the University, and the University's sub-grantees, and reports to the State as required. Master's degree in a related field and two to three years' related experience encouraged. Extensive knowledge of transportation research and research grant administration encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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Regional CooRdinatoR The Regional Coordinator oversees programs in Franklin County that provide Wraparound, Post-Adoption, Juvenile Justice, Service Coordination, and other services to children, youth and families. This position works closely with DCF, local social service/mental health providers, and other stakeholders. It requires broad knowledge and understanding of Vermont’s human-service delivery system, a strong commitment to teamwork, and demonstrated program development, leadership and management skills. Responsibilities include fiscal, administrative and clinical oversight. A master’s degree in social work or a related field is required, with license preferred. If interested, email resume and cover letter to Amy Whittemore, at WWW.NAFI.COM

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RegisteRed NuRses Porter Medical Center, a 25-bed community hospital located in Middlebury, is seeking part-time Medical/Surgical Unit Registered Nurses to join our Nursing Team. The successful candidates will work 40 hours per two-week pay period. New graduate RNs are encouraged to apply. We offer a very competitive base salary and benefits package. We also offer you the opportunity to join a hospital in a picturesque setting with a low staff vacancy rate and a collegial staff that prides itself in delivering outstanding care to the patients we serve. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact David Fuller, Human Resources Manager, 802-388-8887, or by email, For more information on Porter Hospital, please visit our website at

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Lead and manage a manual pick, pack and ship department within a fast-paced specialty food/manufacturing environment. This hands-on position is responsible for overseeing all shipping activities, process improvements, inventory control and training/supervising employees. Ideal candidate will have four years of shipping/warehouse experience with at least two years experience in a supervisory capacity, strong commitment to quality, high attention to detail, and knowledge of import/export and inventory systems. Ability to communicate effectively with all departments including operations, sales and customer service. Requires computer proficiency including Excel, WorldShip and/or other shipping programs. Experience in logistical coordination of inbound/outbound shipments a plus. Full time, 40 hours/week.

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Immediate part-time opening (approx 24 hours/week) for a small and dynamic nonprofit. Seeking a highly motivated individual with superior time-management and multitasking skills. This individual will handle all aspects of running a small office, including database management, general tech support and other tasks as assigned. Must be computer-savvy and proficient with all Microsoft Office products. Must be good with people, detail oriented and self-directed. The right candidate will be flexible and able to work well with other fun, dedicated and hardworking personnel. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested individuals please send resume and letter of interest to

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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE Fundraiser extraordinaire. Compelling writer and storyteller. Fascinated by marketing analytics. Cultivator of strong relationships. Detail-oriented project manager. Passionate defender of the public interest. If these describe you, then maybe you’re who we’re looking for! VPIRG is looking for a mission-driven individual with strong fundraising, relationship-building and writing skills to serve as our Development Associate. The right candidate understands member-based advocacy organizations and enjoys strategizing how to garner support for our work. The Associate will coordinate: direct mail, phone and online giving campaigns; major donor drives, donor prospecting and cultivation; and other member communications and cultivation activities. Three or more years specific fundraising experience required, ideally integrating multiple methods both on- and offline. Background in grassroots activism, marketing and/or communications a plus. Must understand the metrics of largescale fundraising as well as the art of building strong personal relationships to build our organization’s member base and financial strength. Competitive salary; employer-paid health, vision, dental and long-term disability insurance, employermatching IRA contributions and four weeks of annual leave. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample via email only to: EOE. No calls. For more info visit:

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CCS is seeking applicants to provide home supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. The following position includes a generous tax-free stipend, ongoing supports and a comprehensive training package.

LamoiLLe Community ConneCtions is a designated provider of developmental and mental health services, now celebrating 40+ years of services to the Lamoille County community. We currently have the following opportunities available:

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Lamoille Community Connections has an immediate full-time opening for our Emergency Services team. The Emergency Services team provides crisis evaluation and intervention in Lamoille County. The primary responsibilities include screenings, referrals and coordination of services for residents of Lamoille County. A bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of 1-2 years experience working with individuals who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and/or serious emotional disorders. The ideal candidate will be flexible in scheduling and able to work various shifts.

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Lamoille Community Connections’ CRT Program needs Support Staff to provide 1-1 services to adult consumers in the community. Primary responsibilities include transportation and support to local physicians and dentists, assistance with shopping, and integration into the community. This is a part-time position, as needed/when available. Experience working with adults with mental illness helpful. Background check and valid driver’s license needed.

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Lamoille Community Connections has an immediate opening for an on-call substitute position in our group home which is located in Johnson, VT. This position works as part of our team to maintain a caring and therapeutic environment for our residents. Responsibilities include implementation of treatment plans, documentation to meet standards for licensing and funding. Flexibility in scheduling is required.

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Connections’ Children’s, Youth and Family program is seeking to fill the position of Access Case Manager. The Access Case Manager provides coordinated services for children and adolescents who have emotional /behavioral challenges. These children have significant issues to contend with in their home, school and community. The Access Case manager will provide proactive crisis planning/crisis intervention/problem solving and treatment planning in a home, school, or community setting. The ability to work a flexible schedule depending on family needs is required. Bachelor’s degree required. Send your resumes to Director of Human Resources, LCC, 72 Harrel st., morrisville, Vt 05661 or email to

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and the vErmont APPlE fEstIvAl & crAft show in Springfield. Meanwhile, Cider Pops will undergo a makeover in anticipation of their debut in local stores and delis. Stevens hasn’t quite reached the scale of Ben & Jerry’s yet, but he is hiring a chef to help concoct a total of 50 flavors for sale all over the state. Next stop, the world? — A. l.

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It’s been just a few weeks since Irene pummeled Vermont, but the progress made by the state’s scrappy restaurateurs (among others) is awe inspiring. Formerly flooded eateries everywhere have reopened, though some phone lines are still down and updates come via Facebook and blogs. In hard-hit Waterbury, ArvAD’s GrIll & Pub and the rEsErvoIr reopened within four days. The owners of the AlchEmIst Pub & brEwEry, whose main floor was waist deep in water, plan to reopen in December; their cannery and tasting room on Crossroad opened five days after Irene, bang on schedule (see “Liquid,” page 47). A number of Waterbury’s food businesses were working feverishly to get operations back up. The vErmont PEAnut buttEr comPAny manufacturing plant on Commercial Drive was ruined by more than three feet of water and mud, but owner chrIstoPhEr KAIsEr asserted it would be back in production “within a month.” The offices of vErmont

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the Friday after the storm. The place is devoted solely to brewing, canning and selling a single beer: Heady Topper. “We’d be out looking for jobs if we didn’t have this place,” says Kimmich as he mounts a shelf in the tasting room. The amber-colored Heady Topper is brewed with a mélange of American-grown hops (Kimmich won’t reveal exactly which) that he adds at various points during the boil. Those resins eventu-



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ally cosset the drinker with successive waves of pine and citrus flavors. “It’s not my biggest beer,” says the bearded Kimmich, wearing the same Superman shirt he sports in a looping video that runs in the tasting room. “People just gravitated to it.” Kimmich is a stickler for controlling the creation and dissemination of his brews. He resisted offering growlers at the Alchemist, for instance, even when people begged. But canning the beer? That was something he could consider. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Kimmich says that sipping beer from cans was a formative experience for him. More usefully, a can keeps out the UV rays that can render a hoppy beer “lightstruck,” lending it a skunky flavor. Cans are also eminently recyclable, points out Kimmich, and portable. So, he and Jen began developing a plan to can their beer. “How cool to have IPA in a can?” he asks.



guardian angel might have been sitting on John Kimmich’s shoulder when he first considered brewing the double IPA that became Heady Topper — a hops-mad angel with foresight, perhaps. A few years on, a muddy river that swallowed most of downtown Waterbury flooded the Alchemist Pub & Brewery, filled its basement, and climbed four feet up the walls of the main floor. Once the water receded, the staff toggled between shock and tears as they tried to salvage what they could and make sense of the disaster. With the storm’s terrible shock, though, came a blessing of sorts. Kimmich already knew his Heady Topper had gained a cult following. Fans occasionally tried to smuggle it (and other beers) out of the pub in their own jars. Even so, who could have predicted this double India pale ale would end up saving the Alchemist just as much as the people who have rallied behind the pub since Tropical Storm Irene ravaged Vermont? Kimmich’s brewery was in the basement of the pub, and he lost all of his beer and inventory. At first, the damage seemed overwhelming. The basement was a dank, dark, tangled mess of seemingly ruined equipment. Then waves of volunteers began showing up — employees, customers, neighbors, strangers — to take on the messy, stinky cleanup. Before this, John Kimmich and his wife, Jen, weren’t aware of how much locals valued them. “It wasn’t until then that we realized how much the Alchemist meant to people. You get lost in the daily grind of running a restaurant,” says Kimmich. “It was an eye opener. We own the building. Were we going to leave it an empty shell? We owed it to our customers to continue.” As this drama unfolded, five minutes north, at 35 Crossroad in Waterbury, a few batches of beer had survived. That’s where the Alchemist was on track to expand: The cannery and tasting room, housed in a former chocolate factory, were due to open

The couple began planning the cannery last winter; they built a 15-barrel system and decorated their tasting room with vintage ephemera and backlit photos of hops cones along the ceiling. They waited and waited on steel fermenters from California. By early August, the first batch of beer was finally under way. At three and a half weeks old, it’s ready for canning. The front of each Heady Topper can bears an ink drawing by artist Dan Blakeslee of a bearded, Rumpelstiltskinesque man with a frothing head of hop cones. Once a week, a batch of these emblazoned silver cans makes its way down a conveyor belt, where each is purged of oxygen and then filled with beer. After being capped, the cans sort into four-packs at the bottom of the belt. The whole thing is incredibly efficient: 1800 cans per hour are filled while visitors watch from behind a low wall. At the small wooden bar out front, the place is like the Wonkaland of beer. Two taps dispense Heady Topper samples into mini tulip glasses. Behind the bar, a refrigerator is filled with tall-boy cans of the brew, and nothing else. (Also for sale: Alchemist memorabilia such as Frisbees, T-shirts and beer koozies). Kimmich has ringed the top of each can with an entreaty in capital letters: “DRINK FROM THE CAN! DRINK FROM THE CAN!” By pouring Heady Topper into a glass, the label notes, you risk losing some of the aromas. Once popped open, those aromas seem to blow from the can’s tiny opening, piney and dense. The first sip is bold and bitter. On the second, citrus and pine resins emerge, and each sip leaves the mouth thirsting for more. And, given the beer’s 8 percent alcohol content, a gentle haze settles in. On a recent weekday, Heady Topper pilgrims trickle steadily into the tasting room, buy cases for themselves or to split with friends and sip samples as they fish for credit cards. The first batch sold out within days, and the second, 310-case batch appears likely to do the same. Miraculously, the Alchemist’s brewing equipment survived the flood, and Kimmich is busy rebuilding his brewery in the basement of the restaurant. Heady Topper may be all that fans have of the Alchemist for a few months, but it’s no small change. Somewhere, an angel is smiling 


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ntil last week, I couldn’t recall the last time a dish made me feel as though I had stumbled on secret treasure. This happened to me at Amuse, the month-old eatery at the Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. On my plate was pork belly, two triangles of which were seared until their edges were wafer-crisp, their insides a melted mass of salty fat. Granted, pork belly is easy to love, but when it’s served with charred-then-chilled cubes of juicy watermelon, wasabi and a fan of inky, sweetened soy sauce drops, well, you might swoon, too. I wanted another serving almost as soon as I was finished. Other food frontiers awaited us, though. Almost every dish from Amuse’s à la carte menu is, as the name suggests, a play of color, flavor and texture; layered and arresting in its freshness. The usual and the unusual mingle in almost every dish. Ever eaten parsley root or pickled onion rings? Me neither.

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Two kitchens operate in tandem at the Essex. The larger, out-of-sight one is headed by executive chef Shawn Calley, the former chef at Smuggs’ Hearth & Candle. (A few weeks ago, he picked up the honor of Top Chef of the Champlain Valley.) Calley and crew pick veggies and herbs from their kitchen garden and gather more produce from local farms, some of which are listed on a chalkboard in the dining room. Then the team wields the tools and techniques of molecular gastronomy — an antigriddle and sousvide machine among them — to create tiny masterpieces. Diners can order à la carte or from a tasting menu offered at three seatings per night. The second kitchen, in front of the dining room, is open and faces a marble counter. Here, chef de partie Jean-Luc Matecat whips up the dishes in tasting menus varying from six to nine courses. Dark wood floors, sepia photographs and teardrop-shaped lamps lend the dining room an urbane, elegant feel. Nothing

distracts from the plates, where the real art happens. Each meal begins with a complimentary themed trio of amusebouches — a foam, a solid and a liquid — built on a seasonal item. One night, the chefs whipped up an airy peach mousse with hints of nutmeg; a mini-Bellini made with champagne and peach pulp, served in a shot glass; and a spoonful of piquant peach salsa with red onions and herbs. Another night, apples prevailed: a gentle Pink Lady apple foam; a spicy-cinnamon apple cider; and a sharp, herbed apple slaw. These offerings make for a sweet and welcoming touch, but they are not the main reason to visit. Foams and mousses and purées abound, though at certain tables the light is so dim that it’s hard to see the food clearly. The anti-griddle — a flat surface at minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit that can quickly freeze sauces and purées — assures that chilled morsels appear often, too, such as the antigrilled slices of watermelon

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food that accompanied that voluptuous pork belly ($14). The method doesn’t always work perfectly, though. For instance, a chilled heirloom-tomato soup ($8) comes in a pitcher, which a server pours over a mound of poblano crème fraiche. Whether the latter met the antigriddle is uncertain, but it didn’t mingle easily with the fresh-tasting soup. As a result, bits of crème fraiche floated around the bowl like tiny pearls. Mostly, though, the savory dishes at Amuse are tasty adventures. A trio of raw oyster shooters ($9) arrived topped with, respectively, a cilantro emulsion, pickled cipollini onions and a tart yuzu foam. Each bite brought a tiny tide of minerals and herbs or acid.

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Amuse at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex, 764-1489.



Portions at Amuse can be small. The tender, almost ethereal rabbit gnocchi ($17, rabbit from Glover’s Vermont Rabbitry) — with earthy truffles, browned butter and thyme — was no larger than a fist. More filling, if less delicate, was sliced buffalo sirloin ($38), which came with an earthy blueberry sauce spooned alongside. My steak was just the wrong side of rare, and so was a mite tough. But the flat round of creamy, rich, browned potato roulade was crush-worthy. Serious foodies would do well to park their bums at the chef’s table, where Matecat will spin a languorous meal using whatever is freshest. On the night I visited, he seared velvety veal sweetbreads, then served them atop a tangle of barely caramelized red onions; slivered, sharp apples; and peppery arugula, all of it dusted with crushed hazelnuts and drizzled with honey. Matecat then spooned crème fraiche into a bowl of creamy, bright-green and

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peppery watercress soup, and used a wooden stick to pretty up the surface. He seared scallops and balanced them atop a finely chopped ratatouille, smearing puréed parsley root (from the garden out back) along the side to ground the briny, salty flavors. Matecat sliced enormous, sweet beets (also from Amuse’s garden) next to a pungent goat-cheese emulsion. Last up was a juicy, peppery prime rib nestled against creamy mashed chive potatoes and dripped with an almost cocoa-like port sauce. This is where the pickled onion rings made an appearance, providing tart little pockets of acid with each bite. Desserts at Amuse are imaginative, but not as showstopping as their savory counterparts. A deceptively petite round of lemon cheesecake throws a powerful citrus punch, while its ginger-snap crust, blueberries, whipped cream and sprigs of thyme create a symphony of intriguing flavors. Yet the cheesecake itself was too cold throughout, as if it had come straight from the fridge. Was this the antigriddle at work again? I wasn’t sure, but would have preferred it only slightly chilled. Matecat’s dessert course was simple: sliced mangoes over fresh Maplebrook Farm ricotta, sprinkled with crushed oats. It was cooling and comforting, but nowhere near as impressive as what preceded it. Adventurous wine drinkers may be underwhelmed by the unimaginative glass list (which includes the pedestrian Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay). For more interesting choices, go for a bottle from the cellar. Be sure to ask for the tavern drinks menu, as well (we weren’t given one on the first visit), which lists the craft beers available. If you’re in the mood for booze, try a saucy maple Manhattan made with Sapling Vermont Maple Liqueur and Crown Royal, with two cheerful cherries at the bottom. There’s so much I still want to try at Amuse: quail panzanella made with grilled peaches; squid-ink pasta with rock shrimp and preserved-lemon crème; a ploughman’s plate with Lazy Lady Farm cheese, pork rillettes, chicken-liver mousse and saucisson. And, of course, whatever new creations Matecat doles out. At $55 for the four-to-six-course tasting menu and $75 for the six-to-ninecourse, with entrées in the $25 to $40 range, Amuse isn’t an everyday place for most Vermonters, including me. But it’s worth socking away your quarters for that really special dinner. m

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN CAUCUS: Members of one of America’s largest alternative political parties meet to organize Burlington’s group. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 735-2149,

business BURLINGTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SUMMER SOCIAL: Biz kids share a spectacular view at a networking event with door prizes and food. Splash at the Boathouse, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20-30. Info, 863-1175.

community WINOOSKI COALITION FOR A SAFE AND PEACEFUL COMMUNITY: Neighbors and local businesses help create a thriving Onion City by planning community events, sharing resources, networking and more. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Free. Info, 655-1392, ext.10.

crafts 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.




etc. CINDERFELLA: Need a man, or maybe some man power? Guys with skills from cooking to entrepreneurship auction off their services to help eradicate cervical cancer by rainsing money for the Hicks Foundation. Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, 6 p.m. $12-14. Info, 373-6597.. COMMUNITY BIKE SHOP: Cycle fanatics fix up their rides with help from neighbors and BRV staff. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 264-9687. HISTORIC TOURS: Wander the turrets and balconies of this 19th-century castle boasting brick and marble façades, three floors, and 32 rooms. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Info, 773-3284, MONTPELIER ALIVE OPEN HOUSE: The capital city’s nonprofit downtown-revitalization organization brings neighbors together at an informational event aiming to keep the city economically and culturally vibrant. Presentations by Tertl Studios and the Vermont College of Fine Arts spark discussion.

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Tertl Studios, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-9604,

film ‘MAGIC TRIP’: LSD fueled the 1964 cross-country road trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Band of Pranksters, chronicled in Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney’s documentary. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. ‘PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL’: In this Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary winner, a band of women conspire to bring peace to Liberia, ending a decades-long civil war. Rutland Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. ‘THE TREE OF LIFE’: Terrence Malick’s epic (and epically long) drama follows a boy (played by Brad Pitt) to his disillusioned adulthood. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink BARRE FARMERS MARKET: Crafters, bakers and farmers share their goods in the center of the town. Main Street, Barre, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery experience the tempering and dipping process. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. COOKING WITH LISA: Lisa Masé reveals “The Truth About Olive Oil” by comparing a small-scale Tuscan olive-oil operation with a commercial one, sharing its cooking uses and health benefits, and interpreting label information. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $10-12; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202, SOUTH HERO FARMERS MARKET: Foodies take advantage of fresh-from-the-farm fare and other local goodies. St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291. SUN TO CHEESE TOURS: Visitors take a behind-thescenes look at dairy farming and cheese making as they observe raw milk turning into farmhouse cheddar. Preregister. Shelburne Farms, 2-4 p.m. $15 includes a block of cheese. Info, 985-8686. WEB & WINE: Food, wine and web experts serve up savvy tips at this tasting event. 156 The Loft, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $25 includes wine and food samples. Info, 881-0556.

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SEPT. 15 & 19 | THEATER Hunger Games More interested in his next helping of bangers and mash than the task at hand, an errand boy with an active appetite unwittingly gets himself into a life-or-death situation in One Man, Two Guvnors. In order to pad out his budget — and his gut — hapless protagonist Francis Henshall finds himself working for not one but two small-time “guvnors” (aka gangsters) in London’s National Theatre’s latest hit comedy, penned by Richard Bean. (No, not that Mr. Bean.) It’s sold out overseas, but if you’re hungry for more, head to a local broadcast screening to follow the sight gags, chase scenes and character shtick as Henshall desperately tries to keep his bosses apart.

‘ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS’ Thursday, September 15, and Monday, September 19, 7 p.m., at Catamount Arts Center, in St. Johnsbury. $16-23. Info, 748-2600. Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m., at Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. $10-23. Info, 603-646-2422. Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m., at Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. $10-17. Info, 382-9222.

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rom folk dancing to forza and belly dancing to the blues, the packed lineup at North End Studio A’s grand opening is a harbinger of the multiuse performance space’s future programming. The 3700-square-foot spot at 294 North Winooski Avenue, arguably the Old North End’s most happening address,  opens its doors on Saturday. Fourteen — yes, 14 — hours of entertainment serve as a “sampler” of the music, dance and neighborhood events on the horizon, says proprietor April Werner. With flamenco dancing at 12:30 p.m., an ethnic-foods dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., burlesque by the House of LeMay at 11 p.m. and countless acts in between, you may want to clear your schedule.

Capoeira with Fabio “Fua” Nascimento

RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. to midnight, at North End Studio A in Burlington. Free; cash bar starting at 8 p.m. Info, 863-6713.

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Friday, September 16, noon to 8 p.m., at O’Brien Community Center in Winooski. “Living the Good Life in Vermont,” 4 p.m. Free. Info, 655-4565.




Theater comes with a side of activism to underscore the theme of diversity at this year’s Winooski Culture Hop. VSA Vermont’s Awareness Theater Company makes a standout performance with “Living the Good Life in Vermont,” a half-hour play by adults with and without disabilities. In its real-life scenario, a refugee family turns to the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services’ New Neighbors Victim Outreach Program after a robbery. In addition to educating new Americans about available services — through French, Bhutanese and Nepalese narration, no less — “It’s really cool to have people with disabilities extending themselves out to other cultures,” notes director Emily Anderson. True that.



The title of Spatter Pattern: or, How I Got Away With It hints at grisly content. While Neal Bell’s psychological drama does have Hitchcockian overtones, it sidesteps the gore to study the strangely empathetic relationship between a murder suspect and a screenwriter who’s recently lost a lover. This production and Territories, a double bill of short plays about betrayal by Steven Dykes, comes from Middlebury College affiliates PTP/NYC — an off-Broadway force known for dark themes and compelling interpretations. Professional actors and Midd theater students form a collaborative cast that’s as rare as the troupe’s offbeat subject matter.


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‘SPATTER PATTERN: OR, HOW I GOT AWAY WITH IT’ Friday, September 16, 8 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, 2 p.m., at Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Discussion with the artists follows. $6-25. Info, 443-6433.



Thursday, September 15, and Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m., at Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Postperformance discussion on Thursday; 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday. $6-25. Info, 443-6433.

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program. Preregister. Hope Lodge, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0649. Women’s Strength & Conditioning Class: Female athletes work toward their fitness goals at the high school track. Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10 for drop-ins. Info, 922-5924.

kids Autumn Story Time: Fables and crafts provide endless amusement for lit-lovin’ kiddos. Snacks are a definite. Ainsworth Public Library, Williamstown, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 433-5887. Babytime: Crawling tots and their parents convene for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-3659. Chess Club: King defenders practice castling and various opening gambits with volunteer Robert Nichols. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Homeschoolers Event: Stay-at-home learners geek out while learning about the library’s digital resources and literary tools. Fairfax Community Library, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

language Italian Conversation Group: Parla Italiano? A native speaker leads a language practice for all ages and abilities. Room 101, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3869.

music Linda Radtke: The musician gives a costumed rundown of major state benchmarks in “Vermont History Through Song,” with accompaniment by pianist Arthur Zorn. Charlotte Senior Center, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 425-2478.





The Great Vermont Corn Maze: Weather permitting, an 8.5-acre maze of maize lures labyrinth lovers outstanding in their field. 1404 Wheelock Rd., Danville, 10 a.m. $9-12; free for ages 4 and under. Info, 748-1399, Wagon-Ride Wednesday: Riders lounge in sweet-smelling hay on scenic, horse-drawn routes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.

seminars Center for Research on Vermont Fall Seminar: ‘Rootless in Vermont’: Alisha Laramee reads from her essay collection, South of the Northern Border, which compares the lives of those who are migrating to the Green Mountain State with those who are rooted here. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 656-4389. Computer Classes for Adult Learners: Folks ages 50 and up learn the fundamentals of computing, organizing folders, troubleshooting, Facebook and other newfangled technology. SeniorEd Center of Vermont, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $10 per workshop; $40 for full course. Info, 864-1502. Contentment in Everyday Life: Participants build happiness by working daily meditation into their schedules through group practice, brief talks, guided exercises and discussion. Shambhala Meditation Center, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 223-5137. Spend Smart: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Economic Services, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 8601414, ext. 104.

talks Adam Kane: A nautical archaeologist dives below the surface to tell tales of Lake Champlain’s most harrowing shipwrecks, from the Revolutionary War to today. Cambridge Historical Society, Jeffersonville, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 644-5675. Bijan Salimi: The IBM project executive presents on the company’s Integrated Product Development process at the Project Management Institute’s Champlain Valley dinner meeting. Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25-35. Info, 735-5359. ‘Haunted Bradford: Ghosts, Spirits and Superstitions’: The Bradford Historical Society hosts a talk probing the town’s spooky side. Auditorium, Bradford Academy, , 7 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4423. Jan Salzman & Peter Fried: In “Faith and Food,” the speakers address humankind’s relationship with animals from the perspective of two religions. Room 315, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. Jane Williamson: Rokeby Museum’s director sheds light on “Slavery a Sin: Radical Abolition in Antebellum America.” River Arts Center, Morrisville, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 888-7617. ‘Reforming the Money System to Solve the Debt Crisis’:’s Joe Bongiovanni explains how the current money system exacerbates wealth disparity, describes Dennis Kucinich’s monetary-reform bill and encourages audience members to petition the Vermont delegation to cosponsor this bill. Auditorium, Pavilion Building, Montpelier, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 454-9334. Stephen Fenelli: The former New York City firefighter reflects on his experiences on September 11, 2001, and addresses the reasons for the attacks and America’s continued response. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.

words Janisse Ray: The visiting reporter for the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood reads from her work of nonfiction. The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Middlebury, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2536. John R. Turner: The Montpelierite introduces Adair Street, his coming-of-age novel set in 1940s Georgia, in a book talk and signing. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Louisa May Alcott Writers’ Challenge Award Night: Excerpts of Pauline’s Passion and Punishment are read aloud, followed by one entrant’s prizewinning sequel. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

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Bridging History: Historic preservation officer for the Vermont Agency of Transportation Scott Newman discusses the $100 million replacement of the Champlain Bridge — as well as the history of the crossing — on a cruise of the lake at twilight. Larabee’s Point, Shoreham, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30-35; preregistration required. Info, 388-2117. Historic Tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mastermind Group Meeting: Big dreamers build a supportive network as they try to realize personal and professional goals in an encouraging environment. Best Western Waterbury-Stowe, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7822. Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature-construction skill swap. Brownell

Post-Irene Fundraisers & Events WED.14


Phish: Vermont’s phavorite band plays a benefit show for the WaterWheel Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation to aid in the state’s recovery efforts. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, doors, 5:30 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. $75 general admission; $250 “Friend of WaterWheel.” Info, 652-0777.

Benefit for VT Irene Flood Relief Fund: Ten percent of sales and 100 percent of the proceeds from an in-store raffle will be donated to a fund helping small Vermont businesses that were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. An apple cider stand rounds out the affair. The Green Life, Burlington, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 881-0633.

THU.15 PechaKucha Night: Drawing its title from the Japanese word for “chit chat,” this worldwide phenomenon — a presentation of community projects, ideas, thoughts and designs — comes to Burlington. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6 p.m. $3-5. Info, 656-8582, ‘Nunsense’: QNEK Productions stages this habit-forming musical about a group of nuns who organize a convent benefit concert. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $12-14; all proceeds from the September 15 performance will be donated to Vermont vicitims of Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 334-2216.

FRI.16 Flood Relief Karaoke Night: Cowboy Dan spins the tunes as locals belt out a waterthemed song to win a prize and raise money for the community. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 496-8994. Irene Flood-Relief Concert: Afro-indie-pop band Rubblebucket and Latin-jazz and salsa dance band Ritmo Masacote raise music and funds for Vermont Foodbank’s Irene relief efforts. Higher Ground, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 652-0777. Silent Auction Art Show: Eleven artists contribute paintings, photography, prints, pottery and fabric art to a show raising awareness of the environmental and economic damage to Vermont caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Proceeds benefit recovery efforts. Rutland singer-songwriter Sarah Wallis performs. Campus RehabGYM, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 355-2855.

Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765. Queen City Ghostwalk: Spirits of UVM Tour: Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of school spirits. Meet 10 minutes prior at the Ira Allen statue. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $14. Info, 351-1313.

fairs & festivals Tunbridge World’s Fair: This old-fashioned agricultural extravaganza features working antique displays, 4-H exhibits, free shows and a midway. Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. $8-12; $30 season ticket. Info, 889-5555.

Burlington International Coast CleanUp & Rozalia Project Trash Ban: Lake lovers clear shoreline debris in the wake of spring floods and Tropical Storm Irene. A “trash bash” follows with food and entertainment. Trash bags and data cards provided; bring work gloves. Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 12:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 578-6120. Open Volunteer Day: Green thumbs tend to the Root Center’s half-acre site, from which organic produce will be donated to the Burlington Emergency Food Shelf and Tropical Storm Irene relief efforts. Vermont Garden Park, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5122.

SUN.18 Irene Goodbye Cabaret Benefit: Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown, the Almost Legendary Thundering Muskrats, Bob Merrill and Jeri Lynne Fraser with the Woodstock Community Gospel Choir, and other local talent perform to support Woodstock Area (VT) Flood Relief Fund. Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock, 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 457-9149 or 457-2911, Join Hands, Vermont: Audience members support Irene-relief efforts by showing up for entertainment by the Celtic Dancers of Vermont, St. Michael’s College Tap Club, comedian Jason Lorber, Maryse Smith, Burlington Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater, and many others. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 2-5 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 654-2536. Silent Auction: Attendees bid on digital cameras donated by Green Mountain Camera, accessories from other vendors and framed works by Vermont photographers. All proceeds benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center, 1-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 244-0883.

film ‘Magic Trip’: See WED.14, 5:30 p.m. ‘The Tree of Life’: See WED.14, 7:30 p.m.

food & drink Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.14, 2 p.m. Farm & Food Tour: A caravan-style expedition to Hardwick-area farms and food businesses introduces visitors to a bustling agricultural community. Preregister. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 10 a.m. $50; free for children 10 and under. Info, 472-5840. Fletcher Allen Farmers Market: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads

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and maple syrup give hospital employees and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Held outside, Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-0797, tanya.mcdonald@vtmednet. org. Hinesburg Farmers market: Growers sell bunched greens, goat meat and root veggies among vendors of pies, handmade soap and knitwear. United Church of Hinesburg, 3:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, JericHo Farmers market: Passersby graze through locally grown veggies, pasture-raised meats, area wines and handmade crafts. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 3439778, new nortH end Farmers market: Eaters stroll through an array of offerings, from sweet treats to farm-grown goods. Elks Lodge, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-8072, newnorthendmarket@

willougHby lake Farmers & artisan market: Performances by local musicians join produce, eggs, gemstone jewelry, wind chimes and more to lure buyers throughout the warm months. 1975 Route 5A, Westmore, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 525-8842.

games 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.

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‘everytHing you wanted to know about socialism but were aFraid to ask’: Sick of corporate greed, budget cuts, war, racism, etc.? Join a discussion about the socialist tradition and necessary steps for forging a better world. Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 490-3875. Howard coFFin: In “Vermont and the Civil War,” the historian and author offers a very local history. Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-5181.

‘territories’: Off-Broadway troupe PTP/NYC’s double bill of short plays by Steven Dykes includes The Spoils — the tale of an army official whose idealism is put to the test — and a light gathering of dust — a black comedy about love and betrayal. See calendar spotlight. Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. $6-25. Info, 443-6433. ‘tHe cabbage PatcH’: Is there a connection between an ex-army captain’s flourishing cabbage patch and the disappearance of his sister-in-law (and former lover)? Audiences investigate in this comic mystery. Depot Theatre, Westport, N.Y., 8 p.m. $25. Info, 518-962-4449.

words kelly lydick: The author of Mastering the Dream, a foray into the power and danger of one woman’s consciousness, reads from and signs her first book. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-8060.

JeFF carPenter: The agricultural consultant and owner of Zack Woods Herb Farm in Hyde Park highlights the “Top 10 Herbs to Grow for Transition in Vermont,” focusing on medicinal species that can fight illness, ease SY symptoms and potentially save OF KE lives. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard LLY LYDI CK Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

remo Pizzagalli: The Charlotte resident recalls remarkable hunting adventures, shared in his latest book, The Quest for 29: Stories of Big-Game Hunting. Game Room & North Porch, Inn at Shelburne Farms, 5:30-7 p.m. $10. Info, 985-8686.

lynn scarlett: In the 2011 Aiken Lecture, the expert on climate change and large-scale land conservation anticipates the response to global warming in the marketplace and the laboratory in “Smart Energy: Science, Technology and Politics.” Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2005. maura cullen: The author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intentioned People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap offers thoughts on “Fearing Judgment: A Little Awareness Can Make You Whole.” McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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senior art classes: In two-hour morning and afternoon sessions, folks ages 55 and up explore drawing, pastels, oil and acrylic paints, printmaking, collages, and sculpture while discussing basic design concepts such as shape, texture and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; call for class time and to register. Info, 864-0604. FRI.16

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montgomery PlaygrouP: Little ones up to age 2 exercise their bodies and their minds in the company of adult caregivers. Montgomery Town Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

david blittersdorF: The founder of NRG Systems and Earth Turbines speaks about the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy and sustainable business in a lecture at 10:45 a.m. and a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Green Mountain College, Poultney. Free. Info, 287-8926.


kids in tHe kitcHen: Pasta eaters mix herbs and ricotta cheese into a filling for stuffed shells with chef/instructor Nina Lesser-Goldsmith. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20 per child; free for an accompanying adult; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1.



Harry bliss: The Vermont cartoonist introduces his latest comic character, Bailey, a dog known for his irrepressible antics. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001.

‘one man, two guvnors’: A musician without a gig signs on SY with two crooks in this slapstick OF comedy broadcast from London’s QN EK PR O investing For a secure National Theatre. See calendar spotlight. D U CT IO N S retirement: Baystate Financial guides Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. spenders and savers through the steps to build $16-23. Info, 748-2600. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins a solid post-employment strategy. Northwestern Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Medical Center, St. Albans, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, $10-23. Info, 603-646-2422. Town Hall Theater, 879-8790. Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10-17. Info, 382-9222. keys to credit: A seminar clears up the confussHakesPeare’s globe london cinema series: ing world of credit. Champlain Valley Office of See the renowned theater in a broadcast presentaEconomic Opportunity, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. tion of one of the Bard’s history plays, Henry VIII. Info, 860-1417, ext. 104. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $15. Info, 660-9300. comPuter classes For adult learners: See WED.14, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.


early literacy story time: Weekly themes educate preschoolers and younger children on easy literacy concepts. Westford Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639,




tHe great vermont corn maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m.



Preventing & rePairing sHoulder inJuries: Wellness consultant and chiropractic physician Stephen Brandon offers insight on eliminating pain and repairing damage. Preregister. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1.

‘nunsense’: QNEK Productions stages this habit-forming musical about a group of nuns who organize a convent benefit concert. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $12-14; all proceeds from the September 15 performance will be donated to Vermont vicitims of Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 334-2216.

HealtH care Forum: State health care administrator Steve Kimball, state representative and health care chairman Mark Larson, consumer and Vermont Interfaith Action member Karin Davis, business owner Melinda Moulton, and physician Peggy Carey form a panel to answer questions and address Vermont’s plans for a singer-payer system. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 651-8889.

sunset aquadventure: Paddlers of all abilities relish the serenity of the Waterbury Reservoir. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the Contact Station by 5:30 p.m. $2-3 includes boat rentals; free for kids under 5; registration required; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

‘bully! an adventure witH teddy roosevelt’: John D. Alexander stars in Lost Nation Theater’s compelling portrayal of the political rough-rider. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492.


waterbury Farmers market: Cultivators and their customers swap veggie tales and edible inspirations at a weekly outdoor emporium. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 279-4371,


auditions For ‘Honeymoon From Hell’: Thespians hope to land a role in Brandon Town Players’ upcoming murder-mystery/comedy dinnertheater production. Brandon Congregational Church, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-6720, katmathis@


soutH royalton Farmers market: Various vendors peddle locally grown agricultural goods and unique crafts. Town Green, South Royalton, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8087.

young writers grouP: Homeschoolers learn about revision, editing and proofreading in an out-of-classroom setting. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 355-1841.



PeacHam Farmers market: Seasonal berries and produce mingle with homemade crafts and baked goods from the village. Academy Green, Peacham, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3061.

music witH raPHael: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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comedy Comedy Night: What’s so funny? Jokesters Justin Rowe, Pat Lynch, Mike Thomas, Tracie Spencer and headliner Kevin Anglin stand up at a cabaret-style show hosted by Nathan Hartswick. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $10-12; cash bar. Info, 877-6737.

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. Ballroom Lesson & Dance Social: Singles and couples of all levels of experience take a twirl. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; open dancing, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269.

etc. Bennington Car Show & Swap Meet: Auto enthusiasts rev their engines for an exhibit of sweet rides, a craft festival, tractor pull and more. Willow Park, Bennington, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8; free for children under 12. Info, 447-3311. Historic Tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Name That Movie!: Cinemaddicts try to correctly title films by screening a barrage of short clips at happy hour. The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier, 5-6 p.m. $2.50. Info, 229-0598. President’s Gala & Benefit Auction: Pine Street Jazz lends smooth standards to a celebration of the new campus and its vision for the future. Light gourmet fare provided. Burlington College, 6-9 p.m. $65. Info, 923-2350. Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls Tour: Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of mystery and madness in a spooky look at Burlington’s history. Meet 10 minutes early. Burlington City Hall Park, 7-8 p.m. $14. Info, 351-1313. co

The British Invasion: Rule Britannia! Area driving tours, a Tailgate Picnic Competition sy and an Auto Jumble accompany of Th judged contests at this three-day ea Lew is English automobile show. Stowe Events Field, 4 p.m. $10-15 for spectators. Info, 253-5320. ur




Vermont Hackathon: Student and professional computer programmers on a caffeine kick are given 24 hours to build anything they want using at least one of MyWebGrocer’s APIs for a chance at monetary prizes. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 6 p.m. Free; space is limited; preregister.

fairs & festivals Market Fair: A fresh-food farmers market meets an art-in-the-park-style fair with live music and entertainment. Home Depot Plaza, Rutland, 3-8 p.m. Free. Info, 558-6155. Tunbridge World’s Fair: See THU.15, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Winooski Culture Hop: Art displays, music, ethnic food and more celebrate the diversity of the Onion City. See calendar spotlight. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, noon -8 p.m. Free. Info, 655-4565,


film ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’: Rodman Flender’s documentary delves into the comedian’s turbulent career as he travels the country on his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.” Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

‘Tabloid’: Errol Morris’ 2010 documentary tells the story of a beauty queen who is accused of abducting the young Morman man with whom she falls in love. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink Chelsea Farmers Market: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with meat, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 685-9987, Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.14, 2 p.m. Fair Haven Farmers Market: Community entertainment adds flair to farm produce, pickles, relishes and more. Fair Haven Park, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-282-9781, Five Corners Farmers Market: From natural meats to breads and wines, 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, 5cornersfarmersmarket@ 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. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355. Hardwick Farmers Market: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Granite Street, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337, 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, Knights in Italy Spaghetti Dinner: The Knights of Columbus host a pasta party. St. Ambrose Parish, Bristol, 5-7 p.m. $4-8. Info, 453-2488. Ludlow Farmers Market: Merchants divide a wealth of locally farmed products, artisanal eats and unique crafts. Front lawn, Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 7343829, Lyndonville Farmers Market: A seasonal rotation of fresh fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses and more makes its way into shoppers’ hands, courtesy of more than 20 vendors. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-7455, lyndonfarmersmarket@ Pittsfield Farmers Market: Villagers stock up on organic lamb, beef and goat meat, as well as Plymouth Artisan Cheese, fruits and preserves. Village Green, Pittsfield, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 746-8082. Plainfield Farmers Market: Bakers, growers and specialty-food producers provide an edible banquet featuring fresh veggies, meat, eggs, cannoli and kombucha. Mill Street Park, Plainfield, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1856. Richmond Farmers Market: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melodycentered market connecting farmers and cooks. Folk By Association take the stage from 5 to 6 p.m. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-5273, 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, 524-7317,

health & fitness Women’s Strength & Conditioning Class: See WED.14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

kids ‘Bully Be Gone!’: Stowe resident, writer and director Elaine Davida Sklar uses song, animal characters and an alternate universe called the Land Between to address bullying. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $20-35; $7.50 for students and teachers who attend a 10:30 a.m. school show. Info, 760-4634. Comics Club: Doodlers, writers and readers alike have fun with the funnies. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

language Tertulia Latina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440.

outdoors The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m. We Walk the Colorful Woods: Autumn coats Vermont forests with flaming hues as people stroll along a different portion of the lost Little River settlement each week. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. Wildflower Wander: Flora fans spy late bloomers on a plant-identification walk. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4-5 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

seminars Dzogchen Meditation Retreat & Vajrakilaya Empowerment: Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Younge Khachab Rinpoche shares teachings that guide the way to enlightenment in a three-day program. Shelburne Town Offices, 7-9:30 p.m. $150-175. Info, 684-0452, vermontrsl@gmail. com.

talks Claudia Ford: In “Beautiful Theory: The Sacred Origins of Ecological Resilience,” the guest speaker discusses traditional knowledge and the environmental patterns that inform it. Goddard College, Plainfield, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 454-8311. Rick Winston: In “Comedy in the Movies,” the local film buff sets the reels spinning for the 2011-12 Chandler Film Series with film clips and a lecture. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $8; $5 for Chandler Film Society members. Info, 431-0204. Walter Poleman: The University of Vermont ecologist summarizes Burlington’s natural history. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.

theater Auditions for ‘Honeymoon From Hell’: See THU.15, 6:30 p.m. ‘Bully! An Adventure With Teddy Roosevelt’: See THU.15, 8 p.m. ‘Nunsense’: See THU.15, 7:30 p.m. ‘Spatter Pattern: Or, How I Got Away With It’: A screenwriter becomes enmeshed in the life of a university professor suspected of murder in Neal Bell’s play, presented by PTP/NYC. See calendar spotlight. Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $6-25. Info, 443-6433. ‘The Cabbage Patch’: See THU.15, 8 p.m.

words Brown Bag Book Club: Readers gab about Laurie King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice at lunchtime. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

‘Vermont My Home: A Celebration’: Southern Vermont’s T. Namaya shares his collection of stories, music and poems celebrating the Green Mountain State. Partial proceeds support community-development projects and peace-education work. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 380-3483.

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‘Laura’s March: A 5K Walk/Run to End Violence Against Women’: Pace-setters memorialize Laura Kate Winterbottom, a Burlington woman who died in 2005 following a violent assault, with proceeds going to Parallel Justice and Dirt Divas. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 10 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 914-356-5174.

agriculture Farmer-to-Farmer Workshop Series: Current and aspiring farmers tour the raw-milk microdairy and learn about best practices for cow care and more in “From Cow (and Goat) to Customer: Producing Raw Milk for Direct Sale.” New Village Farm, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10-20; preregister. Info, 223-7222, Open Farm Work Day: Citizen farmers get some hands-on experience in sheet mulching before a light meal. Peace of Earth Farm, Albany, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, 755-6336.

art Paper-Making Demonstration: Gallery manager Carolyn Ashby hosts a how-to in conjunction with the current “Textures” exhibit, which features paper pulp paintings by Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead. Art on Main, Bristol, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 453-4032. Wood-Carving Demonstration: 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,

bazaars BCA Summer Artist Market: Local artisans display contemporary craft and fine-art objects as weather permits. Burlington City Hall Park, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166, kmacon@ Craft Fair: Shoppers wind their way through tables boasting local crafts, photography, aromatherapy, skin care and more. Proceeds benefit Blue Star Mothers of Vermont. National Guard Armory, Williston, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 922-5591. Indoor Flea Market: Assorted goods catch browsers’ eyes. Proceeds support hunger-aid organizations in Somalia. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-8071. Tag Sale: Thirty families pool their excess clothing, furniture, power tools, collectibles and more to benefit Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 878-1189, kmrdwatson@ Terrific Treasures: More than 25 vendors populate this annual market with jewelry, antiques and collectibles. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222.

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Historical Walking Tour: Architecture buffs ogle the capital city’s historic structures and learn about ongoing historic-preservation efforts. Meet at the kiosk on State and Elm streets, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Donations accepted. Info,

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crannies of the Queen City. Meet at the southwest corner of Church and College streets, Burlington, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 522-8259.


‘A Mini Series: A Series of Mini Shows!’: Potato Sack Pants Theater splits sides with a one-hour sketch comedy show. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $8. Info, 373-0332.



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Look Up In the Sky II: Weather permitting, the Champlain Region Model Rocket Club members and the public watch model sky rockets in flight. Come dusk, a constellation- and starobserving party with the Vermont Astronomical Society kicks off. Maquam Shore Road, St. Albans, 2 p.m.-midnight. Free. Info, 878-2721.

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‘Publishing A to Z: A Fiction and Nonfiction Writer’s Guide to Publishing’: Literary agents Katharine Sands and Paul S. Levine lay down “must-read” tips for making it into print. Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $80-90. Info, 349-7475.

crafts Senior Craft Classes: In two-hour morning and afternoon sessions, folks ages 55 and up experiment with applied decoration — flower arranging, jewelry making, glass painting and more — while discussing design concepts and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; call for class time and to register. Info, 864-0604. Traditional Craft Saturdays: Experienced artisans demonstrate their expertise in quilting, rug hooking, sheep-shear cuttings and more. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.

education Information Session for Master of Arts in Sustainable Business & Communities Program: Prospective students wise up on the program of study by attending workshops, touring the campus, and meeting with faculty and staff. Community Center, Goddard College, Plainfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; lunch is provided.

etc. Bennington Car Show & Swap Meet: See FRI.16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘The Event’: Costumes are encouraged at the annual Friends of the Opera House fundraiser, a masquerade ball with a silent auction and music by Maple Leaf 7. Enosburg Opera House, 7 p.m. $37.50; $75 per couple; cash bar. Info, 933-6171, info.fotoh@

fairs & festivals Apple Festival: Pie bakers supply fruit-filled pastries for judgment and to benefit the Fair Haven Historical Society’s marble fence project. Rain date: September 24. Fair Haven Park, 11 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 479-8522. Colors of the Kingdom Festival: As the leaves change hues, townsfolk gather for a pancake breakfast, natural history tours, live music and a parade. Various downtown locations, St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 748-3678. Enosburg Harvest Festival: Savor the season through horse-drawn wagon rides, a farmers market, live music, apple pie by the slice, an antiques and crafts sale, and more. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503. Equine, Eats & Arts Festival: Horsemanship and showmanship collide in a day of performances featuring Spanish Mustangs, riders, dancers and music. Crafts, local cuisine, an auction and wagon rides come into play, too. The Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-10; $25 per family; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 730-5400.

Williston Farmers Market: Shoppers seek prepared foods and unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. Town Green, Williston, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3860,

Burlington Farmers Market: Dozens of vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Spider Roulette deliver the tunes. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.


Caledonia Farmers Market: Growers, crafters and entertainers gather weekly at outdoor stands centered on local eats. 50 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Capital City Farmers Market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. 60 State St., Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.14, 2 p.m. 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, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503. Grand Isle Farmers Market: Shoppers browse through a wide selection of local fruits, veggies and handmade crafts. St. Joseph Church Hall, Grand Isle, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291.

‘Bully Be Gone!’: See FRI.16, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ‘Grossology’: An Introduction: The Impolite Science of the Human Body: As part of the “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” exhibit, little ones learn through games and experiments. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day: Ahoy, matey! Little ones dress up as ladies or gentlemen o’ fortune for “arrrgh”-inducing songs by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7505.

music Alfredo Rodríguez Trio: Classical meets Cuban and jazz as this piano virtuoso takes command of the keys. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $21-25. Info, 863-5966.

Bent By Elephants: Montréal’s six-piece indie-rock band shares the stage with Rutland’s Split Tongue Crow and y Burlington’s Coba Stella. of Pa sa Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. den a Symph ony Middlebury Farmers Market: Crafts, chees$10-12; cash bar. Info, 877-6737, es, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 Burlington Ensemble: “Precocious Prodigies: p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178, middleburyfm@yahoo. Teenagers” includes Mendelssohn’s String Quartet, com. op. 13; Purcell’s Fantasias for Viols; and Mozart’s Isle La Motte Farmers Market: The small town’s big bounty includes flowers, fresh produce, baked goods, specialty foods, crafts and more. Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info,

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. Morrisville Farmers Market: Foodies stock up on local provender. On the green, Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy, Morrisville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 888-7053, Mount Tom Farmers Market: Purveyors of garden-fresh crops, prepared foods and crafts set up shop for the morning. Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-2070, Northwest Farmers Market: Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 373-5821. Norwich Farmers Market: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land, not to

String Quartet in B-flat, k. 174. Ninety percent of the proceeds benefit the Stern Center for Language and Learning. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 598-9520. Kingdom Bluegrass Jamboree: Bob Amos headlines a lineup of Northeast Kingdom bluegrass musicians, including Patti Casey, Gopher Broke, Sal DeMaio, Colin McCaffrey, Freeman Corey, Mike Santosusso and Adam Buchwald. Proceeds benefit Catamount Arts. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $10-14. Info, 748-2600.

outdoors Buck Mountain Hawk Watch: After a moderately strenuous hike, birders overlook the Champlain Valley and scan the sky for migrating raptors. Meet at the park-and-ride to carpool to Buck Mountain. sat.17

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Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival: Celebrate autumnal abundance in style with hay rides, storytelling, fall foods and a hay-bale maze. Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-8; free for members and children under 3. Info, 985-8686.

Bristol Farmers Market: Weekly music and kids activities add to the edible wares of local food and craft vendors. Town Green, Bristol, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 453-6796, bristolfarmersmarket@


Historical & Architectural Tour of Downtown Burlington: Preservation Burlington guides illuminate interesting nooks and

The British Invasion: See FRI.16, 8:30 a.m.

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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 or 498-4734.


Historic Tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Teddy Roosevelt Day: More than a century after the then-vice president visited Isle La Motte, locals commemorate him with apple picking, music, a themed parade and more. Various locations, Isle La Motte, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 928-3364.

‘Tabloid’: See FRI.16, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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,


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, 656-3131.

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: Folk and flamenco dance demos, international cuisine and world music celebrate the diversity of the Old North End at the formal opening of North End Studio A. See calendar spotlight. North End Studio A, Burlington, 10 a.m.-midnight. Free. Info, 863-6713.

Silent-Film Night: New Hampshire composer Jeff Rapsis improvises a film score to 1920’s Way Down East. Proceeds support the town hall’s ongoing renovation. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 603-236-9237.

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.


‘Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body’ Exhibit Opening: A biology lesson takes advantage of kids’ (and adults’) natural curiosity about icky yet interesting topics — snot, vomit, gas and more — to educate visitors about bodily functions. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls Tour: See FRI.16, 7-8 p.m.

‘Restrepo’: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger documented the war in Afghanistan by spending a year with the Second Platoon in one of the deadliest locations. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


Fire Truck Pull: Muscle power to the max! Teams of community members and local businesses relocate fire engines 30 feet in a quirky competition with prizes for costumes and more. Proceeds benefit Outright Vermont. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, noon. Donations accepted. Info, 865-9677.

Northeast Open Atlatl Championship: Skilled outdoorsmen hurl spears in the tradition of ancient hunters at this historical affair also showcasing flint knapping and Native American craft displays. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5 site admission; free for children under 15; $5 for competitors. Info, 7592412 or 948-2000.

‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’: See FRI.16, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Evening Social: Raise a glass of wine at a benefit for Partners in Adventure complete with local food and a silent auction. Shelburne Vineyard, 6-8 p.m. $35. Info, 425-2638.

Mooar/Wright/DeVoet House Tour: A historical archaeologist and historical architect discuss the external evidence of this pre-Revolutionary War home. DeVoet House, Pownal, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 823-0198.


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,

Bicycle Collection: Share the wonder of wheels by donating used bikes in working condition to Pedals for Progress. Burlington Electric Department, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 879-9470.


Tunbridge World’s Fair: See THU.15, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Ferrisburgh-Vergennes Park-and-Ride Lot, 11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2436, Heroic corn Maze adventure: Test your Fort Ticonderoga history by solving a six-acre puzzle in the cornstalks. Fort Ticonderoga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-10. Info, 518-585-2821. Making tracks & seeing skins: Explorers look for signs of furry friends and collect footprints with plaster-of-Paris track casts. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4-5 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. MusHrooMs, deMystified: Troll the forest on a fungus foray after a 30-minute presentation on woodland species. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-3. Info, 244-7103. owl Prowl & nigHt gHost Hike: Flashlight holders spy denizens of the dark on a journey to 120-year-old settlement ruins, where cemeteryset ghost tales await. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

‘tHe caBBage PatcH’: See THU.15, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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oriental carPet Bazaar: Fabric fans feast their eyes on handmade tribal rugs, vintage carpets and Bedouin kilims from Iran, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The Philo Barn, Ferrisburgh, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3863.


tunBridge world’s fair: See THU.15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

film ‘conan o’Brien can’t stoP’: See FRI.16, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. ‘taBloid’: See FRI.16, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

food & drink cake auction: Sweet confections meet community connections at an auction benefiting the Franklin-Grand Isle Bookmobile. One Federal, St. Albans, 4-7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 868-5077.

we walk tHe colorful woods: See FRI.16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


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,


‘donna aviano Presents: an evening for tHe aniMals’: Variety-show offerings include swing

nortHeast oPen atlatl cHaMPionsHiP: See SAT.17, 10 a.m. ride for tHe HoMeless: Motorcyclists hit the open road for a scenic ride through the Champlain Islands to support the Burlington Emergency Shelter. A barbecue lunch follows. Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, Essex Junction, registration, 8:30 a.m.; ride, 10 a.m. $35 for riders; $20 for passengers. Info, 862-9879. sHelBurne MuseuM goes to tHe dogs!: Woof! Canines and owners stretch their paws in a Wild West-themed parade and watch the disc-dog state championships in a furry day of fun benefiting local animal-rescue groups. Shelburne Museum, 10 a.m.5 p.m. $5-10; dogs and museum members get in for free. Info, 985-3346. tHe BritisH invasion: See FRI.16, 8:30 a.m.

winooski farMers Market: Area growers and bakers offer “more than just wild leeks.” On the green. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

games texas Hold eM: Charitable gamers test their luck. Moose Lodge, St. Albans, 1 p.m. $42 buy-in at noon. Info, 527-1327. texas Hold eM tournaMent: Put on your game face to support the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra. Elks Club, Montpelier, 1 p.m. $25 satellites at 11 a.m.; $100 for the main event. Info, 223-8945.

kids ‘Bully Be gone!’: See FRI.16, 2 p.m.

outdoors evening canoe & kayak series: Paddlers look for loons and other wildlife at New Hampshire’s Grafton Pond. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, 3:30-7:30 p.m. $24-30; additional $25 rental for boats; for ages 18 and up; preregister. Info, 359-5000, ext. 223. Heroic corn Maze adventure: See SAT.17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tHe great verMont corn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m. war of tHe weeds!: Plant pullers say goodbye to invasive honeysuckle shrubs. Service opportunities available; call for scheduling. A-Side Beach parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7103.

seminars dzogcHen Meditation retreat & vajrakilaya eMPowerMent: See FRI.16, 9 a.m.-noon. & 2-5 p.m.

sport Mad dasH: Runners book it in a 5- or 10K foot race benefiting the Mad River Path Association. Local food and prizes follow. Meadow Road, Waitsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $25-30. Info, 279-4999. tour de farMs: Cyclists get a taste of the region as they cover 10-, 25- or 30-mile loops through area farms, sampling a wide range of locally produced foods along the way. Village Green, Shoreham, 10:30 a.m. $1050. Info, 223-7222.



‘Bully! an adventure witH teddy roosevelt’: See THU.15, 8 p.m.

Mentoring & Martial arts: deMonstrations & worksHoPs: Adults and youth observe an Aikido session, learning how the Japanese martial art promotes mental and physical harmony — and how those principles can be applied to peacemaking in everyday life. Interested parties learn about the Samurai Youth Program and how to become a mentor. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900.


auditions for ‘HoneyMoon froM Hell’: See THU.15, 6:30 p.m.

Historic tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘songs lost and found’: Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy revisit the 19th- and 20th-century ballads of West Dover’s singing Atwood family. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. $20; free for kids under 12; $1 from each ticket will be donated to the Tom Sustic Fund. Info, 863-5966.



Bennington car sHow & swaP Meet: See FRI.16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast: Stacks of flapjacks break the night’s fast. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, seatings at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 878-8071.



terry & Ben claassen MeMorial nortHeast kingdoM lakes century Bike tour: Steadfast cyclists push the pedal to the metal on 25-, 50-, 75or 100-mile routes offering stellar views of leaves and water. A barbecue follows. Proceeds support Orleans County Citizen Advocacy. Crystal Lake State Park, Barton, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $50-60. Info, 873-3285,

‘territories’: See THU.15, 8 p.m.

diMancHes: 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.

tHe great verMont corn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m.

dzogcHen Meditation retreat & vajrakilaya eMPowerMent: See FRI.16, 9 a.m.-noon. & 2-5 p.m.


‘sPatter Pattern: or, How i got away witH it’: See FRI.16, 2 p.m.


sHoreHaM aPPle fest: Graze on apple desserts, hot soups, cold cider and more at a farmers market with live tunes by Extra Stout and Split Tongue Crow. Village Green, Shoreham, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 897-2747 or 897-2330.

cHocolate-diPPing deMo: See WED.14, 2 p.m.

Beginning genealogy: Looking for a new hobby? Come armed with information about your grandparents to this research workshop with Sheila Morris. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Donations accepted. Info, 238-5934.


‘nunsense’: See THU.15, 7:30 p.m.

fairs & festivals

israeli dance: Movers bring clean, soft-soled shoes and learn traditional circle or line dances. Partners not required. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:25-9:30 p.m. $2; free to first-timers. Info, 888-5706,



dance, hip-hop, belly dance, forza and more. All donations support Save Our Strays. Shelburne Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 891-6496.





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talks SuSan Ouellette: Research on women’s diaries informs the St. Michael’s College professor’s talk about the household as an industrial and economic unit in “Women’s Work.” Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-4556.

theater ‘Bully! an adventure With teddy rOOSevelt’: See THU.15, 7 p.m. MarkO the Magician: Sleight of hand spawns oohs and ahhs at an enchanting performance for all ages. Proceeds benefit QuarryWorks. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 2-3 p.m. $7-10. Info, 635-1476. ‘nunSenSe’: See THU.15, 2 p.m. ‘reMeMBer Me tO all gOOd FOlkS’: The Henry Sheldon Museum produces this original play giving voice to rural Vermonters’ experiences during the Civil War. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25. Info, 863-5966. ‘the caBBage Patch’: See THU.15, 5 p.m.

words ‘verMOnt My hOMe: a celeBratiOn’: See FRI.16, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington.

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MindFul ParentS: Parents of youth who are struggling with mental-health issues practice mindfulness strategies for everyday life while building an internal support network. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, South Burlington, 5:456:45 p.m. Free. Info, 658-9440. the art OF SelF-care: Attendees work through the myth of selfishness and learn how to incorporate personal time into a busy schedule with holistic health coach Lindsay Ingalls. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5-7; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202. WOMen’S Strength & cOnditiOning claSS: See WED.14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

kids ‘Bully Be gOne!’: See FRI.16, 10:30 a.m. MindFulneSS FOr teenS: In a six-week program, adolescents learn skills to reduce stress. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, South Burlington, 3:304:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-9440. MOnday MuSic With derek: Kids gear up for music, stories and sing-alongs with Derek Burkins in the JCPenney court. University Mall, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. MuSic With raPhael: See THU.15, 10:45 a.m.

recOrder-Playing grOuP: Musicians produce early folk and baroque melodies. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0030,

the PiPe claSSic: Glass artists form functional pipes in a unique competition. Artists complete their piece in four heats on Monday through Friday. A live auction of the pipes follows on Saturday. The Bern Gallery, Burlington, 4-10 p.m. Free to watch. Info, 865-0994.



BOOt caMP FOr hOMe BuyerS: Ready to take the plunge? Learn about the buying process first in a four-part series that covers preapproval, credit and mortgages. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790.


hiStOric tOurS: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

film ‘cOnan O’Brien can’t StOP’: See FRI.16, 5:30 p.m.

food & drink chOcOlate-diPPing deMO: See WED.14, 2 p.m. thetFOrd FarMerS Market: Quilts and crafts supplement edible offerings of fruits and vegetables, honey, pastries, maple syrup, and more. Thetford Hill Green, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4404.

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keyS tO credit: See THU.15, 10 a.m.-noon.

talks cheryl daye dick: The painter outlines “Art of a Different Color: An African American Voice.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. P. adaMS Sitney: The avant-garde film historian and professor of visual arts broaches the topic of “Identity Shifts in Tarkovskiy’s Nostalghia.” Conference Room, Robert A. Jones House, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

theater ‘One Man, tWO guvnOrS’: cataMOunt artS: See THU.15, 7 p.m.

words creative-nOnFictiOn BaSicS: MeMOir & PerSOnal-eSSay Writing: Writing prompts help scribblers turn journal or blog entries into publishable personal stories. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7-9 p.m. Free; space is limited; preregister. Info, 878-4918. MarjOrie cady MeMOrial WriterS grOuP: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and MON.19


aura-clearing clinic: Call to reserve an energyhealing session and investigation of the state of your field of radiation. Sessions start every 15 minutes. Golden Sun Healing Center, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 922-9090.

inFOrMatiOn On Funeral Planning & cOMPletiOn OF health care advance directiveS: Forward-thinking Vermonters make plans to provide for their loved ones. Art Room (temporary quarters at 46 Barre St.), Montpelier Senior Center, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8140.


‘taBlOid’: See FRI.16, 7:30 p.m.



garden luncheOn SerieS: In “Fall Landscape Color,” Burlington Free Press garden writer Charlotte Albers highlights plants that celebrate the season. Inn at Shelburne Farms, noon-2 p.m. $25 includes lunch from the Market Garden. Info, 985-8686.

the great verMOnt cOrn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m.

WeSt cOaSt SWing dance claSS: Dancers of all ability levels twirl to the blues and a variety of other tunes at weekly lessons. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 388-1436,

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Plein-air Painting: Freelance illustrator Jane Neroni offers an intro to outdoor art in the fall. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

SWing dance claSS: Work on lindy-hop variations in separate lessons for beginners and intermediate dancers, followed by tunes and an open dance floor. No partner needed. Warren Public Library, 7:15-9:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 496-7014,

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StOrieS With Megan: Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 expand their imaginations through storytelling, songs and rhymes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

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sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, cpotter935@comcast. net. Shape & Share Life Stories: Prompts trigger true tales, which are crafted into compelling narratives and read aloud. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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The Pipe Classic: See MON.19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-10 p.m. Wood-Carving Demo: Frank Russel whittles sharks and whales from timber to illustrate the progression of his work. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

etc. Celebrate With Action: Guest speakers Nicholas Heintz, Willem Jewett and Brandi Jagemann make remarks as cancer survivors gather to call on lawmakers to make cancer-research funding a national priority. Hope Lodge, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Preregister. Info, 872-6398. Historic Tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

film ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’: See FRI.16, 5:30 p.m. ‘Tabloid’: See FRI.16, 7:30 p.m.

food & drink Benefit Bake: Folks down slices to support Friends of Burlington Gardens’ Healthy City Youth Initiative. American Flatbread — Burlington Hearth, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink; $2-4 per flatbread will be donated. Info, 861-2999. Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.14, 2 p.m.


Johnson Farmers Market: A street emporium bursts with local agricultural products ranging from produce to herbs to freshly baked bread. United Church, Johnson, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1682. Old North End Farmers Market: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073. Rutland County Farmers Market: See SAT.17, 3-6 p.m.

health & fitness Community Medical School: Professor of neurology and director of the Program in Integrative Health Helen Langevin takes a look at “It’s a Stretch: Is Connective Tissue the Link to Yoga’s Benefits?” in a lecture and Q&A session. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Medical Building, UVM, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-2886.




‘Bully Be Gone!’: See FRI.16, 10:30 a.m. Fall Story Hour: Picture books and crafts catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. 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.

Tea Room, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 223-0043. Science & Stories: Apples: Kids have aha! moments regarding the tasty fall fruit. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. South Hero Playgroup: Free play, crafting and snacks entertain children and their grown-up companions. South Hero Congregational Church, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Story Hour: Good listeners are rewarded with folklore, fairy tales, crafts and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 8492420, Story Time for Tots: Three- to 5-year-olds savor stories, songs, crafts and company. CarpenterCarse Library, Hinesburg, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 482-2878. Toddler Story Time: Tots 3 and under discover the wonder of words. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 9:30-10 a.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.

language Pause Café: French speakers of all levels converse en français. Patra Café, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.

music Green Mountain Chorus: Men who like to sing learn four-part harmonies at an open meeting of this all-guy barbershop group. St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-9595.

outdoors The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m. Wild Plant Walk: Naturalist George Lisi and Annie McCleary of the Wisdom of the Herbs School navigate a path through edibles, medicinals, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. Meet at the picnic tables. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $2-3; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,

seminars Computer Classes for Adult Learners: See WED.14, 9:30 a.m. Local Media & Community Engagement Workshop: In “Strategy and Applications for Cultural and Public Information Programming and Community Service,” folks interested in community radio stations listen to a lecture by presenter John Murphy. Pratt Center. Goddard College, Plainfield, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 454-8311. Navigating the Senior-Care Maze: A five-part workshop series addresses emotional, practical, legal, financial and other aspects of caring for the elderly. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3982. Spend Smart: See WED.14, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, 6-8 p.m.

talks Amy Miller: In “Cultivating True Happiness Through Establishing a Practice,” the director of the Milarepa Center offers a fun and relaxed approach to spiritual practice through meditation and discussion. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136.


Lego Club: Future engineers, urban planners and pirates sharpen their skills with a big bucket of building blocks. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

David Budbill: The writer shares lines and stanzas from his new book of poetry, Happy Life. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774.

Morning Playgroup: Astrologer Mary Anna Abuzahra leads “botanically inspired storytelling” before art activities, games and a walk. Tulsi

Leger Grindon: Middlebury College’s professor of film studies excerpts passages from his two books, The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions,

History and Controversies and Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema. 51 Main, Middlebury, 5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061.

‘Bully Be Gone!’: See FRI.16, 10:30 a.m.


Lois Lowry: Reading from her newest book, Bless This Mouse, the Newbery Award-winning author known for The Giver and Number the Stars enchants listeners. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.


The Pipe Classic: See MON.19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-10 p.m.

business Kelley Marketing Meeting: Marketing, advertising, communications, social-media and design professionals brainstorm ideas for local nonprofits over breakfast. Nonprofits seeking help apply online. Room 206, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 865-6495. VBSR Networking Get-Together: Attendees learn about the company that has been named one of the best places to work in Vermont at a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility function. Instrumart, South Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-8347,

etc. Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop: Steadfast cyclists get smart about upkeep, troubleshooting, emergency road repairs and more. FreeRide Bike Co-op, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation; preregistration suggested. Info, 552-3521, Community Bike Shop: See WED.14, 5-8 p.m. Fairbanks Community of Observers: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium supplies citizen scientists with the means to record data on birds, butterflies, weather and wildflowers in order to identify changing local trends. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Historic Tours: See WED.14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chess Club: See WED.14, 5:30 p.m.

music Keb’ Mo’: Delta-blues traditions are at the heart of the Grammy winner’s catchy guitar work. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $49.50-76. Info, 603-448-0400. Peace Concert: Directors Catherine Orr and Arthur Zorn join pianist Diane Huling and guest speaker and musician Rip Keller in a commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Can or box food donations accepted for the food pantry. Info, 223-2424.

outdoors The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.14, 10 a.m. Trials Field Walk: Visitors stroll through the trial garden on a tour emphasizing the pumpkins, winter squash, root veggies and fall greens. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Wolcott, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6174. Wagon-Ride Wednesday: See WED.14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk: Participants explore the diversity of plants while learning about principles of sustainable wild harvesting, ways of offering gratitude to the plants and more. Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10; no one turned away for lack of funds; preregister. Info, 456-8122,


film ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’: See FRI.16, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. ‘Life in Chittenden County’: A film produced by Peregrine Productions and Sen. Bill Doyle’s Vermont history and government class at Johnson State College shares 13 local residents’ memories of the area. Gill Coates discusses the photographs featured in the film. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878. ‘Tabloid’: See FRI.16, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

food & drink Barre Farmers Market: See WED.14, 3-6:30 p.m. Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.14, 2 p.m. South Hero Farmers Market: See WED.14, 4-7 p.m.

health & fitness Discovering Your Inner Stability: Can’t find your core? Instructor Robert Rex integrates Kundalini yoga, tai chi, Rolfing Movement Integration and more in exercises designed to stabilize spines, strengthen muscles and maintain flexibility. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. Women’s Strength & Conditioning Class: See WED.14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Spend Smart: See WED.14, 10 a.m.-noon.

theater Auditions for Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre: Thespians ages 18 and up break a leg in auditions for three main productions. Rutland Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-8038, actorsrepvt@ ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’: On the cusp of great breakthroughs in art and science, respectively, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein debate genius and talent in a Parisian café in Steve Martin’s surreal comedy. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. Call for price. Info, 253-3961, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’: Based on a 13-yearold girl’s real-life diary about growing up in forced confinement while hiding from Nazis in World War II, this stage adaptation wraps up the Fairfax Community Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary season. Brick Meeting House, Westford, 7:30 p.m. $8-10. Info, 881-4455.

words ‘Notable and ‘Nutz’, An Evening of Stories About Essex Folks in Memory of Larry Yandow Jr.’: Longtime residents and local history buffs share funny, sad and heartening tales about the town’s most remarkable characters from the past. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. m

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body ACCESS BODY & MIND CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Core Strength with Caroline Perkins (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Weight Training, Zumba (3 choices), Yoga (4 choices), Tai Chi, Swing or Ballroom with Terry Bouricius, African Drum, African Dance, Jazzercise, Fiddling with Pete Sutherland, Jazz Guitar with Jim Stout, Voice-Overs, Guitar (3 Levels), SongBasket with Karen Sutherland, Creative Dance (5-8 year olds), Mindful Meditation, Herbal Chocolate, Herbs Facial, and Juggling. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.

building TINY-HOUSE RAISING: Cost: $250/workshop. Location: TBA, Waterville and Richmond. Info: Peter King, 933-6103. A crew of beginners will help instructor Peter King frame and sheath a 12x12 tiny house on September 17 and 18 in Richmond.

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MOONTIME, ASTROLOGY WORKSHOP: Sep. 25, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $30/2-hr. class. Location: Private office, Adams Ct., Burlington. Info:

ACCESS COMPUTER CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Computer & Internet Basics Tutorial, iWant iPods & iPhones, Improve Your Internet Experience, Windows Security: File and Control Panels, OpenOffice, Google Sketch Up, PowerPoint, Publisher, MS Word Basics and More, Smartphone Use, MS Excel Basics, Excel Up: The Next Steps, Excel Data Analysis, Website Design Fundamentals, Dreamweaver: Web Essentials, Understanding Game Design, How to Buy a Computer, Technology From Caveman View, Personalized Lessons. Low cost, hands on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions online, look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.

ACCESS CRAFT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Wheel 7 Pottery and Clay Choices, Woodworking, Welding, Electrical, Wood Carving, Bead/Wire Jewelry Making, Metal Bracelet, Spindle and Knobs, Wooden Bowl Turning, Make a Hula-Hoop, Rug Hooking, 3 Bag Sewing, Hemming Skills, Aprons, Cross Stitch, Crochet, Felting, Quilting, Monotype Print, Mosaic Garden Frame, Cake Decorating (3 choices), Knitting (3 choices). Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. RUG HOOKING OPEN CLASS: Sep. 22-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $360/4day class incl. lunches. Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St., Montpelier. Info: Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Stephanie Allen-Krauss, 223-1333, vtpansy@, GreenMountainHookedRugs. com. All levels welcome in this four-day open class instructed by Jeanne Benjamin of Mass., at the Fall Foliage Fiesta of Rug Hooking at Vermont College of Fine Arts, offered by Green Mountain Hooked Rugs. Rug Hooking Retreat option also available at $25/ day with lunch. Details online. Preregistration required.

dance AMERICAN TRIBAL BELLYDANCE: Sep. 22, 7:15-8:45 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $15/1.5-hr. class. Location: North End Studio, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Dunyana, American Tribal Bellydance, Christine Demarais, 735-3641, Get fit! Feel beautiful! Learn to shimmy, undulate and play the Zils (finger cymbals)! American Tribal Style Bellydance (ATS) is incredibly fun and great low-impact exercise for all ages and body types. The experienced teacher is the director of a local ATS troupe. BALLROOM, LATIN, HIP-HOP DANCE: Weekly on Tue., Wed., Fri. Cost: $10/1-hr. session. Location: Dancing With Style, Dorset St., S. Burlington. Info: Dancing with Style, Reinita Arnold, 793-7524,, Learn to dance like the stars, no partner or experience needed. Three sessions, 6:15, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. University Mall, South Burlington, in front of Victoria’s Secret. Call for details on South Burlington and Morrisville Thursday schedule, 793-7524. Latin Dance Party, Friday, September 9, with DJ Hector, $5. BURLINGTON DANCES & PILATES: New! Annual studio memberships! See how great you’ll feel doing Pilates & dancing every day. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 863-3369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, New! Annual studio memberships with unlimited Pilates Mat and Reformer, Ballet Barre, Yoga/ Pilates Fusion. Plus discounts on private sessions, and series classes such as Belly Dance, TangoFlow, Yoga and Hoop Dance! Get results with All-Around Beginners Pilates (Reformer, Mat & Cadillac!) and Pilates for Weight Management. Call today! DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@


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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $195/person, $175.50 BCA member. Location: Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience Gain confidence working in Adobe Photoshop in this six-week class. Uploading images into Adobe Bridge, use of Camera Raw, imagecorrection tools such as color and white balance correction, layers, masks, selections, retouching and




2011 FALL CLASSES: Location: Artists’ Mediums, Williston. Oil Paintstiks on Fabric and Paper, Star Bookmaking, Oil Pastel, Ghost Stories Box Assemblage, Watercolor on Yupo, Gelatin Monotype Printing, Holiday Ukrainian Egg Decorating. Go to or call for registration deadlines, prices and detailed information. Materials lists provided when registering for the class.

speeds and exposure, and learn the basics of composition, lens choices and film types/sensitivity. Bring an empty manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera and its owner’s manual to class. No experience necessary. PHOTO: MIXED-LEVEL DARKROOM: Thu., Oct. 13-Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24), 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250/person, $225/BCA member. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Prerequisite: Black and White Darkroom Basics or equivalent experience. Take your work to the next level in this eight-week class! Guided sessions to help you improve your printing and film-processing techniques and discussion of the technical and aesthetic aspects of your work will be included. Cost includes a darkroom membership for outside-of-class printing and processing. PRINT: PAINTING & DRAWING W/ PRESS: Sep. 26-Nov. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $170/person, $153/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Experiment with a variety of printmaking methods to create unique, rich paintings on paper. Techniques such as etching, linoleum cuts, silkscreening and more will be taught. Students will also learn how to layer and apply inks, how to incorporate painting and drawing techniques, and how to use the printing press. Ages 16 and up. SILKSCREENING POSTERS & MORE: Oct. 13-Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $200/ nonmembers, $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn to silkscreen hand-drawn images, written text, photos, and borrowed images onto a variety of materials. Create your own posters, stationary, invitations and more. Also learn to print on fabric for personalized tshirts and tote bags. Students will have use of a computer complete with Adobe Creative Suite. Ages 16 and up. SILKSCREENING T-SHIRTS: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $200/person, $180/ BCA member. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Wow your friends with your personally designed T-shirts! Local silkscreen legend Torrey Valyou, coowner of New Duds, will show you how to design and print T-shirts just like a professional. Students will learn a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Ages 16 and up.


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animals, landscapes, interiors and more. JEWELRY: INTRO TO PRECIOUSMETAL CLAY: Sep. 28-Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $230/person, $207/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Preciousmetal clay can be molded, textured and formed just like any other kind of clay and, when fired, you’re left with a piece of pure silver jewelry. In this class, students will be introduced to this fascinating medium, and a variety of techniques will be demonstrated showing the versatility of the material. Ages 16 and up. JEWELRY: SETTING STONGES WORKSHOP: Oct. 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $180/nonmembers, $162/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Want to know the ins and outs of setting a stone in copper or silver? This weekend workshop will cover the basics of making a bezel, to hold your stones in your jewelry. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly. Basic metalsmithing skills recommended. Ages 16 and up. PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY FIGURE: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $285/ person, $256.50/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Intermediate and advanced painters: Revitalize your painting practice with a contemporary approach to the figure. Work from live models each week, explore a variety of contemporary techniques with water-soluble oils and get supportive feedback in a small-group environment. Figure-drawing experience helpful. BCA provides glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks. PAINTING: OIL: Sep. 27-Nov. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: $245/person, $220.50/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn how to paint with nontoxic water-soluble oils. Students will learn many drawing and painting techniques and will learn how to apply composition, linear aspects, form and color theory to their work. A nice balance of studio time, group discussion and critique. BCA will provide glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks. PHOTO: AFTER SCHOOL: Oct. 18Nov. 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $105/nonmembers, $94.50/BCA members. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Learn the magic of black and white darkroom in this fun, hands-on after-school class for kids ages 9-12! Kids will go on guided photo shoots and will print their own work in the darkroom. All equipment and supplies provided. No experience necessary, ages 9-12. PHOTO: B&W DARKROOM BASICS: Oct. 12-Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $195/person, $175.50 BCA member. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Explore the analog darkroom! Learn how to properly expose blackand-white film, process film into negatives and make prints from those negatives. Cost includes a darkroom membership for outsideof-class printing and processing. Bring a manual 35mm film camera to the first class. No experience necessary. Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt. PHOTO: INTRO SLR CAMERA: Sep. 21-Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $145/person, $130.50/BCA member. Location: Burlington City Arts Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Explore the basic workings of the manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter


ACCESS ART CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Two watercolor classes with Ginny Joyner, Drawing for Beginners, Monotype Printmaking, Calligraphy. Culinary arts: One-night, hands-on classes where you eat well! Thai Cuisine, Vietnamese Specialties, Turkish, Appitizers, Indian, Mile-High Pies, Malaysian Panang, Greek Coastal, Gnocchi, Pasta Bene, Adele’s Coffee Cake, Italian Cookies, Halloween Decorated Cookies, Eating Raw Foods: Desserts, Appetizers, Cheese Making: Chevre/Feta From Goat’s Milk, Mozzarella/Ricotta From Cow’s Milk. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. LEARN TO PAINT AN EASIER WAY: Oct. 8-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $375/3-day workshop, supplies & lunches incl. Location: Deforge Inc. offices, N. Main St., Rutland. Info: Art is 4 Every1, Elaine Griffith, 508882-3947, artis4every1@gmail. com, Try a new, unique method of acrylic painting that makes it easier for beginners to create beautiful paintings during this three-day workshop. Experienced artists will appreciate the speed and versatility this new method gives them. Artists will also find business opportunities on the website. Check website for early discounts.

Astrolore-Astrology by Laurei, Laurie Farrington, 338-2098,, astrolore. org. The essential movement of life is cyclical in nature. All manner of Life shares in this ongoing cycle of birth, growth, death and renewal. This Life-Dance is mirrored in the cycles of the Moon. This workshop will focus on utilizing these cycles to support the life we wish to create.

much more will be covered, as well as printing on our Epson 3880 printer. CLAY: INTERMEDIATE/ADV. WHEEL: Sep. 29-Nov. 17, 9:30-12 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $250/ person, $225/BCA member. Clay sold separately @ $20/25lb. bag, glazes & firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Students will learn individualized tips and techniques for advancement on the wheel. Demonstrations and instruction will cover intermediate throwing, trimming, and decorative and glazing methods. Class size will be kept small to provide individual attention to personal development. Students should be proficient in centering and throwing basic cups and bowls. Ages 16 and up. CLAY: WHEEL THROWING: Oct. 13Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $220/nonmembers, $198/ BCA members (clay sold separately at $20/25 lb. bag. Glazes and firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, Burlington. Students will be working primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. Students will also be guided through the various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. Ages 16 and up. DROP IN: GIVE IT A WHIRL: ADULT POTTERY: Fri., Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 3rd Fri. of the mo., 4 Fridays total. Cost: $12/person, $10/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This is a great introduction to our studio for those who don’t have time for an eightweek class, or who just want to try the wheel and have some fun with other beginner potters. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, learn the basics of preparing and centering the clay, and making cups, mugs and bowls. Ages 16 and up. DROP-IN: FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY CLAY: Fri., Sep. 16-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $6/ person, $5/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn wheel and hand building techniques at BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures. Staff will give wheel and hand building demonstrations throughout the evening. Price includes one fired and glazed piece per participant. Additional fired and glazed pieces are $5 each. No registration necessary. All ages. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for six drop-in classes, $25 for BCA members. FASHION DRAWING: Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $180/person, $162/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn the basics of fashion drawing using gouache, watercolor and more to render fabrics, illustrate your own designs, and experiment with a variety of fashion drawing styles. This is a mixed-level class open to both beginners and advanced students. Class will include figure drawing with a live fashion model. ILLUSTRATION: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $180/person, $162 BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn a variety of illustration techniques! Whatever your interest (children’s books, news stories, comics, sci-fi or political blogs), there’s a technique for you. Using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and watercolors, students will be encouraged to draw the human figure, likenesses,







« P.59 Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, 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! LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Cost: $50/4-week class. Location: The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757, kevin@firststepdance. com, Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Three locations to choose from! LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE: Sep. 20-Oct. 4, 7:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Location: Frederick Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., S. Burlington. Info: Lester and Marge Durett, 878-2485, For fun, friendship and good health, learn with the Lake Champlain Squares. The club offers three introductory lessons beginning September 20. Visit website or call the Leducs (985-2012) or Duretts (878-2485) for more information. LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: lindyvermont. com, 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.

davis studio 425-2700 FALL CLASSES FOR ADULTS & TEENS: Location: Davis Studio, Howard St., Burlington. 12 weekly class options including Mixed Media Painting, Fused Glass, Beginning Drawing, Mosaic Mirror, Whimsical Chairs, Open Studio Painting, Make Friends With your Sewing Machine, Oil Painting for Beginners and more. Classes fill early: don’t delay.

FALL CLASSES FOR KIDS: Classes start Oct. 3. Location: Davis Studio, Howard St., Burlington. 20 class options including Casting With Clay, Make Friends With Your Sewing Machine, Mad for Mythology, Passion for Fashion, Fused Glass, Making Musical Instruments, Stop Motion Animation, Art of India, Toy Designers Workshop, and more. Classes fill early: don’t delay.

French-Canadian immigrants to New England but all techniques transferable to all nationalities. All materials included. Instructor: Ed McGuire and genealogy society members. Limit 20.

feldenkrais FELDENKRAIS: Tue., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Wed., 7-8 p.m. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642. The Feldenkrais method, a form of somatic education, will help you overcome aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, and increase your self-knowledge, flexibility and awareness of your body. Anyone, young or old, physically challenged or physically fit, can benefit from the Feldenkrais method. For more information about Feldenkrais (incl. testimonials) and complete class schedule, visit vermontfeldenkrais. com or call Uwe, 735-3770.

Burlington. Info: JourneyWorks, Michael Watson, 860-6203,, Shamanism looks to story, symbol and ceremony to aid patients to heal. Healing is a journey of growth and discovery. In this group, participants will plumb their lives for stories and symbols that promise renewal and healing. Dreamwork, creativity and group ceremony will support each person’s journey toward healing.

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ACTION PAINTING: Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: Galen Cheney. Saturday, October 8. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Intimidated by a large, blank canvas or piece of paper? Afraid to make a big statement in paint? This workshop will help you to leap over that hurdle with big, expressive gestures that can open the door to a freer and more satisfying painting FIBER ARTS FOR ALL!: Classes experience. Big is not necessarily begin Sep. 20 Location: Fiber ACCESS EMPOWERMENT CLASSES better, but it is useful to push your Roots community studio, 266 Pine IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH limitations and to get comfortable St., 2nd floor, Burlington. Info: 310SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all working in a large format. We will 8676,, fiages. Location: CVU High School, spend the day drawing and Classes in our sunny 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. ing with an emphasis on experistudio: For kids! Preschool fiber fun, Info: 482-7194, Lose mentation, freedom and fun. after school knitting or embroidery, Weight, Feel Great; Genealogy; CALLIGRAPHY: Location: Helen batik, weaving for homeschoolers, Beekeeping; Creative Writing; Day Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: and more. For adults! Learn to knit, History of the World Through Lydia Batten. Wednesday, October hook rugs, enjoy a creative escape Food with Chris O’Donnell; Donner 5-November 9. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: or join our Wednesday night handParty Story; Be an Entrepreneur; $125. Learn the fundamentals and work circle. For all! Drop in and play Winter Camping; Solar Energy 101; basics of calligraphy and the italic with fiber during open studio time. Bridge (two levels); Cribbage; Grief hand. Students will learn common Etiquette; Suburban Homesteading terminology, new perspectives on 101; Motorcycle Awareness; Map the alphabet, the basic lettering and Compass Basics; Backyard applications for lower- and upAstronomy. Guaranteed. Full depercase, how to use an assortment scriptions online. Look for Access, of tools, a brief history of lettering, Community Education link. Senior basic layout and design. Materials Discount 65+. fee: $25. FAIRY TALES & THEIR DEEPER DIGITAL ART: Location: Helen Day MEANING: A TALE-OF-THE-MONTH Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: Leigh CLUB: Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Jan. Ann Rooney. Thursday, October 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21. 27-November 17. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: 7-9 p.m. Cost: $75/series. Location: $150. Learn how to create original 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, Register online at designs and enhance digital pho244-7909. There is a lot more to, call 652-4537 or tographs. Students will work with Snow White and Cinderella than the program Adobe Photoshop to email the Disney cartoons would have 1x1-FlynnPerfArts093009.indd 1 9/28/09 3:32:51 create PM imaginative and dynamic for more info. you believe. Discover the depth images. There will be a focus on of wisdom in familiar and some two-dimensional design elements not-so-familiar fairy tales in this DANCE CLASSES: Location: and photographic techniques such student-generated reading club. Flynn Center, Burlington. Dance as composition, color theory and Led by Sue Mehrtens. classes at the Flynn Center for lighting. Limited to 6 students. the Performing Arts start in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I: Oct. September. Join ballet, tap, mod4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekly on ern, hip-hop, jazz (80s jazz, world Mon. Cost: $150/series of 2.5-hr. ZUMBA: 9-10:15 a.m., Weekly on jazz, cabaret, burlesque, or Fosse) classes. Location: Helen Day Art Sat. Cost: $25/1st 5 classes ($5/ or the new Dance Composition Center, Stowe. Info: Helen Day Art class!). Location: Perkins Fitness, Lab where students will develop Center, Paul Rogers, education. 3060 Williston Rd., suites 5 and original choreography. Children’s, helenday. 6, So. Burlington. Info: 999-9748, classes in ballet, creative dance com. Instructor: Paul Rogers. Are you or musical theater dance are also Tuesday, October 4-25. 9:30 a.m.ready to party yourself into shape? enrolling students. noon. Improve your digital photogThat’s exactly what the Zumba MUSIC CLASSES: Location: Flynn raphy skills in this beginning-level program is all about. It’s an exhilaCenter, Burlington. Music classes at class. Students will learn the basics rating, effective, easy-to-follow, the Flynn Center for the Performing of digital photography, including Latin-inspired, calorie-burning Arts start the week of September camera operation, proper image dance-fitness party that’s moving 12. Jazz Combos for grades 5-12 and exposure, file types, file editing, millions of people toward joy and adults, voice lessons, show choirs, and preparation of photo files for health. and parent/child music making for web and print. Limited to eight ages 0-5! students. THEATER CLASSES: Location: MONOTYPES: Location: Helen Day Flynn Center, Burlington. Theater Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: Lori ACCESS GENEOLOGY CLASSES IN classes at the Flynn Center for Hinrichsen. Saturday, October 22. HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: the Performing Arts start the 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; starts Oct. week of September 12. Acting for Experience the fun and spontane17. Cost: $50/4 wks. Location: CVU all ages (kids, teens, adults) plus ity of creating monotypes without High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, standup comedy, and performance a press. Using water-based paints Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, cvuhs. ensemble where adults will develop and plexiglass plates, learn to mix org. Genealogy: Tracing Your Family original theater pieces! and layer colors, create textural Tree. Covers how to start, where variety using tools, objects and to look for resources, as well as brushes, and how to hand-transfer record keeping, software, websites the image onto paper. You will and lots more. Hands-on work on STORY, SYMBOL & CEREMONY: have time to create, reflect on your own family tree with genealogists Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: process and learn to loosen up. from the Vermont French-Canadian $300/6-wk. group. Location: PAPER MARBLING FOR KIDS & Genealogy Society. Examples JourneyWorks, 11 Kilburn St., ADULTS: Location: Helen Day Art will focus on English, Irish and


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Center, Stowe. Instructor: Natasha Bogar. Friday, November 11. 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35 (family discount: $10/person). Learn the Italian art of paper decoration. The marbling process is as fun as it is easy for anyone to do. It involves floating paint on top of water and swirling designs that are then transferred onto specially treated paper. Every print is totally unique! Participants will create a number of marbled papers to use for stationery, collage, wrapping paper, scrap booking and more. STAINED GLASS: Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: Natasha Bogar. Wednesday, November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7. 6-9 p.m. Cost: $240. 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. Materials included. Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 15. TECHNIQUE & COMPOSITION: Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Instructor: Lisa Forster Beach. Saturday, November 5. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Explore a variety of experimental techniques using either watercolor or acrylics. On different types of papers you will create textures, shapes, lines, colors and forms. These will then be applied to designing successful compositions focusing on abstract relationships. The compositions can be either abstract or have representational content. The importance of good design in structuring successful compositions will be stressed. WEARABLE ART: Sep. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115/6-hr. class. Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. Info: helenday@, Instructor: Wylie Garcia. Friday, September 30. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Experience the creative process of making a work of wearable art. In conjunction with the exhibit in the East Gallery, “Wylie Sofia Garcia: The Dress That Makes the Woman,” Wylie will present her work and lead a daylong workshop. Explore various techniques in manipulating surfaces to create a garment or small work of art that “makes the man or woman.” Participants need to bring an article of clothing or fabric that they will transform during class.

herbs EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS (AUG. 20-OCT. 30): Location: NatureHaven, Milton. Info: 8931845. Take a walk to a local natural area to discover edible, medicinal and useful plants with naturalist Laurie DiCesare. These field trips feature traditional, Native American and current uses; botany, folklore and plant-animal interactions. Home study certificate programs and herbal apprenticeships available. Flexible scheduling, very reasonable rates. Gift certificates available. HERB SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Sep. 22, 7:30-9 p.m. Location: Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Info: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Lisa Mase, 224-7100,, Learn about our clinical and family herbalist training programs; meet the core faculty, experienced local clinical herbalists Betzy Bancroft, Larken Bunce and Guido Mase; ask questions about our indepth one- and three-year trainings and our supervised clinical opportunities; talk with current students.

Apply today! Registration deadline is November 1. For application and course catalog, visit our website. WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Wild Edibles Intensive summer/ fall term will be held Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. Monthly Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks with Annie, $10, no one turned away, dates announced on our Facebook page, or join our email list, or call us. Dates for our 2012 Wisdom of the Herbs and Wild Edibles Intensive are now posted on our website. VSAC non-degree grants are available to qualifying applicants. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, annie@, Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local, wild, edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

language ACCESS LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Beginner French (2 levels), Immersion French, Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Immersion Spanish, Italian for Travelers, Beginning Mandarin (2 levels), German (2 levels). Low cost, hands on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Beginning week of Sep. 19 for 10 weeks. Cost: $175/10 1-hr. classes. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025, spanishparavos@gmail. com, spanishwaterburycenter. com. Spanish classes starting in September. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Yes, we do lessons for young children; they love it! See our website for complete info or contact us for details. LEARN FRENCH THIS FALL!: 5 10-wk. sessions, Sep. 26-Dec. 15 (note: no classes wk. of Nov. 21; Thanksgiving break). Classes meet 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $225/10 classes. Location: Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, 304 Dupont Bldg., 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester. Info: Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, Micheline Tremblay, 497-0420, michelineatremblay@, shtml. Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region (AFLCR) announces its fall session of French classes. Five sessions: Beginning, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Spoken French I, Spoken French II. SPANISH INSTRUCTION: Location: Tutoring or small group classes, Burlington area. Info: David, 922-6182, Señor Miller has 20 years’ experience teaching Spanish to adults and in Vermont public schools to students from kindergarten through senior year in high school. Señor Miller is licensed to teach Spanish preK-grade 12.

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movement Pelvis Power: Sep. 25, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hour class. Location: Common House Ten Stones, Charlotte. Info: Uwe, 735-3770. This workshop will provide an opportunity to refine your ability to sense and work with the muscles of the pelvic floor and the surrounding muscle structures. You will discover how your posture and balance will improve when you have more precise perception of the pelvis and pelvic floor. This is a Feldenkrais workshop. For more information about Feldenkrais (incl. testimonials) and complete class schedule, please visit vermontfeldenkrais. com.

nature ROOTS Rendezvous: Sep. 16-18, 10 p.m.. Location: ROOTS School, 20 Blachly Rd. , E. Calais. Info: Roots School, Sarah Corrigan, 4561253,, RootsVT. com. The Roots Rendezvous is a gathering to learn more about the natural environment. The workshops include stone tools, weaving, tracking, pottery, bows, naturalist studies, ninjutsu, and much more. Grounded in the idea that we as people can become more conscious, stronger and capable stewards of the land that supports us.


ACCESS CAMERA CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Photoshop Basics, Digital Camera: Buttons/ Menus, Share Photos, Aperture Info, Shutter-Speed Skills, Digital Spectrum, Next Layers of Photoshop, Advanced Digital Photography: Blending/Filters. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.

pilates ALL Wellness: Location: 128 Lakeside Ave., suite 103, Burlington. Info: 863-9900, We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating physical therapy, Pilates Reformer, Power Pilates mat classes, Vinyasa and Katonah Yoga, and indoor cycling. Come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful instructors and beautiful, light-filled studio-your first fitness class is free if you mention this ad! Natural Bodies Pilates: New! Annual studio memberships! See how great you’ll feel doing Pilates & dancing every day. Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369,, NaturalBodiesPilates. com. New! Annual studio memberships! With Unlimited Pilates Mat and Reformer, Ballet Barre, Yoga/ Pilates Fusion. Plus discounts on private sessions, and series classes such as Belly Dance, TangoFlow, Yoga and Hoop Dance! Get results with All-Around Beginners Pilates (Reformer, Mat & Cadillac!) and Pilates for Weight Management. Become a member today!

psychotherapy Dream Intensive Workshop for Therapists: Sep. 1718, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., + 4 hrs. of individual mtgs. Cost: $100/ person, incl. lunch & snacks both days. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. A practical workshop training mental health professionals in the basics of working with clients’ dreams, including one-on-one instruction. Certificate upon completion of the 20 hours. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Suitable for CEUs.

spirituality Between Heaven & Earth: Awakening to The Spirit Within: Exploring Shamanism W/ Journeys to the Upper World: Sep. 21, 6 p.m. Cost: $35/ person. Location: Moonlight Gifts, Route 7, Milton. Info: 893-9966,,

tai chi Snake-Style Tai Chi Chuan: Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902, The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Yang-Style Tai Chi: Beginner’s class, Wed., 5:30. All levels class on Sat., 8:30 a.m. Cost: $16/ class. Location: Vermont Tai Chi Academy & Healing Center, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Turn right into driveway immediately after the railroad tracks. Located in the old Magic Hat Brewery building. Info: 318-6238. Tai Chi is a slowmoving 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. Janet Makaris, instructor.

vermont center for yoga and therapy Anxious Body, Anxious Mind: Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $105/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 658-9440, Would you like to feel less anxious and more comfortable with yourself? In a supportive environment, participants will examine their own inner “critical” voice in order to find their way to a more compassionate and loving self. Gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, journaling and

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Classes, Fine Art, Faux Finishes, Murals Maggie Standley 233.7676 Arts-infused, interdisciplinary, inspiring classes, camps and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Visit the classes section at for more details. Sliding scale available, all abilities welcome. Let your imagination soar! Awesome Art Classes for Tots, Youth & Adults: Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info:, Toddler Art, French & Movement: Wednesdays, September 28-November 2, 9-10:30 a.m., $120, ages 2-5. Youth After School Art Workshop: Thursdays, September 22-December 15, 3-5 p.m., $220, ages 6-14. Adult Painting Studio Workshop in Oils & Acrylics: Thursdays, September 22-December 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $240, ages 15+. Fantastic French for Youth & Adults: Starting Sep. 20. Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: Group classes listed here. Private lessons also available. Youth After School French: Tuesdays, September 20-December 12, 3-5 p.m., $220, ages 6-14. Adult Intermediate French: Tuesdays, September 20-December 13, 5:30-7 p.m., $175, ages 15-111. Adult Beginner/ Advanced Beginner: Saturdays, September 24-December 10, 9-11 a.m., $200, ages 16-111.

women Crafting the Feminine Container: Oct. 6-27, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $85/person, $15/supplies. Location: Seminary Art Center, Route 100, Waterbury. Info: Sara, 888-3802. Using the metaphor of bowls as feminine containers, we form ourselves into the women we want to be. No experience with pottery necessary. Led by Sara Waskuch and Natasha Bogar.

writing WRITING COACH: Location: Call for location info, Various locations. Info: 225-6415, tamarcole21@ Are you struggling with beginning, continuing, finishing? Do you need tools and rules to keep you working from concept to completion? Art really is long, and life really short. Write now is what we have. Thirty years writing and coaching writers in all genres. Free consultation. WRITING from the BODY: Sep. 13-Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., every 2 weeks on Tue. Cost: $275/8 2.5-hr. classes; incl. materials & anthology at the end. Location: Women Writing for (a) Change writing studio, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Women Writing for (a) Change-Vermont, Sarah Bartlett, 310-1770, sarah@womenwritingVT.

com, Life experience arises from the body, as do both writer memory and reader response. Experience powerful and authentic writing with prompts and exercises drawn from the chakras, dreams, science of the senses and established writing texts. Tap into your body’s inspired wisdom within a facilitated community of writing women.

yoga Beecher Hill Yoga: Location: Beecher Hill Yoga, Hinesburg & Charlotte. Info: Beecher Hill Yoga, 482-3191,, beecherhillyoga. com. Integrative yoga classes are designed for people at all levels of ability and experience. These friendly, noncompetitive classes are taught by master yoga teacher and yoga therapist Laura Wisniewski. Receive individual attention and instruction in each class. Beecher Hill Yoga has been offering private and group yoga for over 15 years. EVOLUTION YOGA: $14/class, $130/ class card. $5-$10 community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 864-9642, yoga@, evolutionvt. com. Evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginner to advanced. We offer classes in Vinyasa, Anusarainspired, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga. Babies/kids classes also available! Prepare for birth and strengthen postpartum with pre-/postnatal yoga, and check out our thriving massage practice. Participate in our community blog: evolutionvt. com/evoblog. Laughing River Yoga: $13/ class, $110/10 classes, $130/ monthly unlimited. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m classes: sliding scale, $5-15. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119,, laughingriveryoga. com. Deepen your understanding of who you are. Experienced and compassionate teachers offer a variety of yoga styles for all levels, including Kripalu, Jivamukti, Flow, Yin and Kundalini. Yoga for Hiking series begins in September. Upcoming events include YogaSurf in York, Maine, September 9-11, and yoga teacher training beginning in January! studioM now open in Vergennes: Cost: $13/single class, $110/10-class card, $120/unlimited month. Location: studioM Yoga, 179 Main St., Vergennes. Info: Michelle LaJoice, 777-0098,, Yoga for everybody and level of practice; our teachers offer a variety of creative classes, including Little & Afterschool Yogis, $5 Community Class, Vinyasa, Power Lunch Flow, Nosara, and more. Give yoga a try or restart your practice, and your first class is free! Yoga Vermont: Location: Yoga Vermont, 113 Church St., 4th floor, Burlington. Info: 238-0594, Practice. Exercise. Meditation. Devotion. Self-discipline. Freedom. m

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Kink, Fetish & BDSM Classes: VASE’s monthly RACKshops always occur the 1st weekend of the mo. VASEcon is on Sat., Oct. 1. Cost: $35/early registration day pass. $5/Exploratorium only. Other monthly classes vary, $20-40.


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Visceral Techniques, 16 CEUs: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, & Sun., Oct. 30. Cost: $275/16 CEUS ($250 if paid in full by Oct. 1). Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, Burlington. Info: Dianne Swafford, 734-1121, swaffordperson@hotmail. com. This ortho-bionomy class is taught only by advanced instructors. Learn about the relationship of emotions with internal organs. Areas covered in this class include liver, lung and gall bladder flushes,

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, 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. Tibetan Buddhism Teachings: Sep. 16-18, 7-5 p.m. Cost: $150/ weekend if preregistered. Location: Shelburne Town Offices, 5420 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. Info: Rime Shedrub Ling Vermont, 684-0452, VermontRSL@gmail. com, http://shambhalasun. com/news/?p=23087. Khachab Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, will teach on the Dzogchen meditation method known as “The Four Ways of Leaving Things in Their Natural Simplicity.” Rinpoche will also bestow the Vajrakilaya Empowerment from the Northern Treasures Tradition. All are welcome to attend. In this experiential seminar we will learn to travel spiritually to the Upper World of Spirit to meet our Spirit Guides and Angelic Holy Beings who are ready, willing and able to assist us on our sacred journey through life. We’ll learn about and practice journeying to a drumbeat to meet our powerful and loving Allies for clarity, insight, wisdom and loving guidance. This is for personal use as well as for healing practitioners to use with their clients. Led by Maureen Short. Tarot 101: Sep. 17, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $25/2-hour workshop. Location: Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Milton. Info: 893-9966, The Tarot is a powerful tool used for divination, guidance and self-awareness. This 2-hour workshop will guide participants through an introduction to the basics of the deck structure and card meanings and using it for reading for oneself. Bring your own cards! Sherri Glebus has been reading and teaching Tarot professionally for over 8 years. She holds an M.A. in religion, spirituality and women’s studies. The Afterlife Journey of the Soul: Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $75/ course. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. Where do we go after we leave the physical plane? Carl Jung and a wide variety of spiritual traditions are clear that the soul’s journey does not end at death. Learn why Jung felt it is essential to have a sense of what to expect after we die. Led by Sue Mehrtens.




Location: Provided after event registration, South Burlington. Info: Vermont Alternative Sexuality Education, a sister-organization of the New England Leather Alliance, VT Kink, 881-4968, VTkink@, VASEcon is Vermont’s first kink, fetish and BDSM conference offering 11 presenters, 15 classes and vendors for an all-day exploration of alternative sexuality in a safe, educational environment. VASE also offers monthly in-depth classes on a variety of topics. All genders and orientations over 18 years old are welcome.

AIKIDO: Free classes and demonstration for adults and youth on Martial Arts and Mentoring day, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. Adult classes meet 7 days/wk. Join now & receive a 3-mo. membership (unlimited classes) for $175. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 9518900, Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers age 7-17. We also offer classes for children age 5-6. Martial Way Self-Defense Center: Please visit website for schedule. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 3 locations, Colchester, Milton, St. Albans. Info: 893-8893, Beginners will find a comfortable and welcoming environment, and a courteous staff that is dedicated to helping each member achieve his or her maximum potential in the martial arts. Experienced martial artists will be impressed by our instructors’ knowledge and humility, our realistic approach, and our straightforward, fair tuition and billing policies. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072,, vermontbjj. 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. VING TSUN KUNG FU: Mon. & Wed., 5:30-7:30. Cost: $90/mo. Location: Robert Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington. Info: MOY TUNG KUNG FU, Nick, 318-3383, KUNGFU. VT@GMAIL.COM, MOYTUNGVT. COM. Traditional Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Learn a highly effective combination of relaxation, center line control and economy of motion. Take physical stature out of the equation; with the time-tested Ving Tsun system, simple principles work with any body type. Free introductory class.

pelvic/uterus balancing, diaphragm and pancreas releases, as well as tips on dealing with hiatal hernias. No prerequisites required.


The Golden Dome Musicians’ Collective keeps Montpelier rocking


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nayte Lander is perched on a barstool gazing out the large window in the front of the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Outside it’s a dreary, rainy fall day in central Vermont. But inside, Lander displays a positively sunny disposition, and with good reason. “There is a lot of great music happening in Montpelier,” he says. “And it’s coming from all different angles.” Lander, 25, is the unofficial spokesperson for the Golden Dome Musicians, Collective, a close-knit group of young Montpelier musicians who have banded together to create and promote each other’s musical endeavors. The collective represents a striking range of bands and styles, from indie rock to hip-hop to freak folk to electro-pop and beyond. This Saturday, September 17, the GDMC and its label, State and Main Records, will offer Burlington-area audiences a taste of the music scene that’s flourishing in the state capital. Their showcase at the Monkey House in Winooski will feature a trio of GDMC bands: Sweet Hound, Sick Feelings and First Crush. Lander describes how the GDMC came together. He recalls sitting on the back porch of his Montpelier house with fellow musician Steven Lichti last summer, discussing the costs of recording and releasing records. “We wondered why all of our friends,

who are excellent musicians, had not gone through the steps to cut a record,” he says. Lander and Lichti broke down the most basic costs of releasing an album, from recording, mixing and mastering to packaging and reproduction, and came up with a ballpark figure for small releases, roughly $300. “We realized that if 20 people gave us, say, $15, we could make it happen,” he says. Lander and Lichti put the word out around town that they were looking for like-minded musicians to join forces and form a working cooperative. A few small “getting-to-know-you” meetings to brainstorm ideas planted the early seeds of the Golden Dome Musicians’ Collective. Those early sessions grew from a handful of participants to about 30 interested parties. As the concept began to coalesce and the details of how such a partnership would work became clearer, that number thinned to 15 or 20. “After those first few meetings, some people decided they couldn’t commit, or just didn’t get what we were trying to do,” explains Lander. The commitment is serious. The collective’s 16 current members pay monthly dues of $15, meet regularly, and are expected to take an active role in the organization’s operations and decision making. The overarching goal of the collective — which is legally incorporated as a mutual-benefit nonprofit organization — is to

pool resources, which can then be used to ease financial burdens that members otherwise would have to face alone. Financing albums was the impetus for creating the group and is the most visible use of the collective’s bankroll. But GDMC monies can be used for any costs associated with being a working musician, from buying guitar strings and printing show flyers to picking up a case of beer for band practice. “The money is there for any of us to use, however we may need it,” explains Lander. He grins and adds, “And some of our best recordings happen after a few PBRs.” So, how does it all work? As simply as possible. To borrow money from the collective, a member must draft a proposal outlining in detail how he or she plans to use the money and, just as importantly, how it will be paid back. The collective then discusses the proposal, makes suggestions or adjustments, and votes on whether to divest funds. Lander estimates the collective currently has about $3000 to play with. That’s not an insignificant sum, but neither is it an embarrassment of riches. As such, Lander says GDMC members rarely ask for large amounts and are sensitive to the overall needs of the group — almost to a fault. “I don’t think we’re quite using the money to its fullest potential yet,” he says. “We have all been used to fending for ourselves for so long that we’re still learning

how to use this apparatus. We’ve been playing it pretty safe so far.” GDMC cofounder Theis Bergstrom agrees. “It’s taken some time to realize that there’s no reason I have to keep doing all of this stuff on my own,” he says. To date, the GDMC has released four albums on State and Main, including an EP by First Crush — an acoustic indie-pop duo featuring GDMC cofounder Robyn Peirce and ex-collective member Scott Baker — and a full-length by Montpelier expat Dan Zura. The label has also released two compilation albums: a debut sampler and a download-only benefit comp for the Langdon Street Café, which closed in the spring. The collective has scheduled a fresh round of releases this fall, including ones from Lander’s Champagne Dynasty and GDMC cofounder Jeff Thomson’s Lake Superior, as well as a First Crush full-length. While the upcoming slate of projects is exciting for the GDMC, the collective’s members agree the Montpelier scene has drastically changed since Langdon Street Café closed. The downtown hotspot was not only Montpelier’s social and artistic hub but the birthplace of the collective — not to mention where most GDMC bands got their start. “There are a lot of bands in Montpelier that formed and were designed specifically to play at Langdon Street,” says Thomson. “The great thing about that place was that you could be almost any kind of band, from an acoustic duo to a weird experimental-rock band, and it worked there.” He adds that Montpelier has other good music venues, but none of them cater to the broad spectrum of acts that LSC did, and that’s an issue for the diverse GDMC. “Certain places are good for certain bands, but not as good for others,” Thomson says. Might that lead to the collective opening its own venue someday? “Now, there’s an idea!” exclaims Lander. 

The State and Main Records Showcase with Sweet Hound, Sick Feelings and First Crush is this Saturday, September 17, at the Monkey House in Winooski, 9 p.m. $5.


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out the scene, partly out of a sense of professionalmusic-guy duty and partly because I was curious. Folks don’t often camp out en masse on our city streets. I wanted to see the spectacle. I also wanted to talk to some serious fans, the kind of people who would wait more than an entire day, sitting on concrete, to go to a concert. Nick, who estimates he’s seen 30 Phish shows, was among the first in line, camped out with a small group by the Flynn’s front doors. The self-employed Vermonter staked out his spot at 9 a.m. that morning, meaning he had been there for 25 hours when tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. All right, Nick. Why? “There is just such a positive vibe at Phish shows that you don’t see in many other places in the world these days,” he said. OK, I kinda get that. We’re all looking for a little peace, love and understanding. Nothin’ funny about that, right, elvis Costello? But seriously, 25 hours? Amy, who also arrived at 9 a.m. and says she’s been going to Phish shows since their Nectar’s days, offered another viewpoint.


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approached the people at the end of the line. “So, you guys waiting for k.d. lAng tickets?” I asked. (She’s playing the Flynn on Friday, September 23.) “Uh, Phish,” said a young woman named Liz, smiling. We chatted briefly about the band and the line. Then I popped the $75 question. Liz and her boyfriend, Mark, a veteran of 60 Phish shows, exchanged glances. Then Mark spoke up. “That’s hard to say, man,” he admitted. “Some things you just can’t put into words.” Apparently. Which is why this next part is so hard to write — and for those who waited in that line, will likely be equally hard to read. The next afternoon, a friend posted on Facebook that he was selling two tickets at face value. Having just spoken to another friend who didn’t have a chance to get to the box office that day,


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“They’re just a great grassroots band from Burlington,” she said. “And for them to [put on a benefit show in response to Tropical Storm Irene] is pretty special.” No argument here. Given that the show is expected to net roughly 1 million bucks for local flood relief, it is pretty special. Still, 25 hours? I continued down Main Street taking in the sights. Groups of raggedly dressed fans huddled together closely, some on the ground, others on camping chairs. From a distance, it sort of resembled a refugee camp, except for the festive mood. A group by the entrance of the Vermont House played guitars quietly, another closer to JP’s Pub intently listened to a radio. I turned the corner onto St. Paul Street and saw that the line extended to 156 Bistro. (Later that night, the line wound up King Street and well beyond.) I


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Here’s a complete list of the things for which I would wait 25 hours, huddled on a sidewalk, in line for tickets to see or do: Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees — the Dave Roberts game, for those who don’t remember. Jeff Buckley, back from the dead, performing live at Sin-é. Even then, probably only if the ghost of Nick Drake opened. A night out with Gisele Bündchen. The 1969 moon landing. Not on TV, mind you. On the moon, walking hand in hand with neil Armstrong. As you can see, it’s a short list, populated by oncein-a-lifetime — or absurd — events. But as the queue for Phish tickets outside the Flynn Center box office last Friday, September 9, demonstrated, not everyone is so particular about how they spend their time. There’s a reason the word “fan” stems from the word “fanatic.” Anyway, a little before 5 p.m. that afternoon, I strolled over to the Flynn to scope

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CLub MEtronoME: mushpost & WRuV present: Turbohaus (house), 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+.


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Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. Channel 17 bURLINgTON DRb LAkE STREET PROjECTS

HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: cinderfella (cancer fundraiser), 6 p.m., $12/14. AA.


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HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub squad (reggae), 8:30 p.m., $12. AA. ManHattan Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.

MonkEy HousE: Am Presents: 9/12/11 11:24 AMcarnivores, Barn Owl, Toby Aronson, Drawing, DJ Greg Davis (experimental), 9 p.m., $7. 18+. nECtar’s: cats under the stars (Jerry Garcia Band tribute), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. on taP bar & griLL: Pine street Jazz, 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. tHE skinny PanCakE: shannon Hawley, Tequila mockingbird (folk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.


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Moog’s: max Weaver (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., Free.

tHE sHED rEstaurant & brEWEry: Dr. Yes & the No Nos (rock), 8 p.m., Free.

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

MonoPoLE DoWnstairs: Gary Peacock (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., Free.


rED squarE: DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 8 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

oLiVE riDLEy’s: Karaoke with Benjamin Bright and Ashley Kollar, 6 p.m., Free. Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYcE (Top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free.

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


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CLub MEtronoME: msR Presents: the Dodos, the Luyas (indie), 8 p.m., $14. Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: umphrey’s mcGee (jam), 9 p.m., $25. AA. HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Jorma Kaukonen (acoustic), 8 p.m., $30/33. AA. LEunig’s bistro & CaFé: mike martin & Geoff Kim (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. LiFt: DJ Josh Bugbee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. MonkEy HousE: msR Presents: scott H. Biram (rock), 9 p.m., $8. 18+. nECtar’s: Trivia mania with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. Yarn,

rED squarE bLuE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH Pub: Longford Row (irish), 8 p.m., Free. tHE skinny PanCakE: mcBride & Lussen, Garrett Brown (folk), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation. VEnuE: Karaoke with steve Leclair, 7 p.m., Free.


grEEn Mountain taVErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. sLiDE brook LoDgE & taVErn: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free. DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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on tHE risE bakEry: Gabe Jarrett & Friends (jazz), 8 p.m., Donations. tWo brotHErs taVErn: salsa Night with DJ Hector cobeo, 10 p.m., Free. DJ Dizzle (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

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riMroCks Mountain taVErn: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


tabu CaFé & nigHtCLub: Karaoke Night with sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free. tHEraPy: Threesome Thursdays with DJ Deuces (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


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baCkstagE Pub: Karaoke with steve, 9 p.m., Free. CLub MEtronoME: No Diggity: Return to the ‘90s (‘90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. Franny o’s: Groove Thing (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. JP’s Pub: Dave Harrison’s starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. LiFt: DJ AJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. FRi.16

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have garnered rave reviews north

of the border for their excellent debut album, This Is Water, and they’ve been in regular rotation on CBC Radio as a result. But what you really, need to know is that BBE had a song placed in a recent episode of the hit Canadian teen TV melodrama “Degrassi.” Cool, eh? The band makes three Vermont stops this week: Saturday, September 17, at the Vergennes Opera House; Sunday, September 18, at Burlington’s Radio Bean; and Tuesday, September 20, at the Bee’s Knees in Morrisville.

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Moog’s: ian Wade (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., Free.

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bEE’s knEEs: Faerie God Brothers (dream folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

raDio bEan: Jazz sessions, 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. The unbearable Light cabaret (eclectic), 10 p.m., $3. Kat Wright & the indomitable soul Band (soul), 11 p.m., $3.


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o’briEn’s irisH Pub: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free.



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MuLLigan’s irisH Pub: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free.

City LiMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

Bear Pickens (bluegrass, Americana), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

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I texted the first guy to see if he still had them. “Yeah,” he replied. “I was just walking by the Flynn around noon today and there was no line, so I figured I’d get two.” I wonder what Mark would say about that.


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Last but not least … Also on Saturday, September 17, “1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day” at Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge in Plattsburgh, which features — drumroll, please — green beer specials and, I’m guessing, assholes dressed like leprechauns and lots of “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pins. Because one day a year to grotesquely caricature an entire culture just isn’t enough. 



I had hoped to run a review of the new PULSE PROPHETS record in this week’s issue, but a scheduling conflict made that impossible. It’s a pity, because I think it’s one hell of a record — this coming from a guy who shies away from most modern reggae. Those who don’t should ride the tradewind breeze to Nectar’s this Friday, September 16, when the band celebrates the release of the new album and opens for MIGHTY MYSTIC.

Band Name of the Week: the CRAZY EXES FROM HELL. Aren’t they all? This Bostonbased duo describes itself as sounding like “VIOLENT FEMMES performing RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN,” or if “the MOLDY PEACHES pulled a FLEETWOOD MAC.” You know what? I’ll allow it. But how ‘bout this? Imagine if COLIN CLARY and DANA KAPLAN ditched the sweet acoustic bedroompop thing they do with their Smittens offshoot LET’S WHISPER and started writing really agitated — and really funny — breakup songs. Yeah…

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It appears Phish are not the only rock stars lending a hand to our recovery efforts this week. AEROSMITH’s JOE PERRY and a “surprise guest” will join the “Irene Goodbye” Cabaret Benefit at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater this Sunday, September 18. Perry and his wife have owned a horse farm in South Pomfret, Vt., since 2005. No kidding. One half of the infamous “Toxic Twins” now raises horsies in southern Vermont. How rock and roll is that? (Answer:

Happy birthday, MSR Presents! The Queen City’s arbiters of indie-rock cool celebrate their second anniversary this week with three shows in two days: the DODOS and the LUYAS on Thursday, September 15, at Club Metronome (see the spotlight on page 66); “one-man party band” SCOTT H. BIRAM with LOWELL THOMPSON at the Monkey House the same night; and up-and-coming pop outfit GENERATIONALS with BRENDA and the MILKMAN’S UNION at the Monkey on Friday, September 16. Congrats, guys. You’re all grownsed up.

kids the SMITTENS have a new 7-inch vinyl single entitled “Typing, Texting” to celebrate, which one presumes they will do in impossibly cute style this Friday, September 16, at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington. Also, the opening band has maybe the best name ever. Which reminds me…


On a related note, this week I’m introducing a new column feature called This Week’s Sign That People Are Total Douchebags: As of Monday afternoon, tickets for the sold-out show — which I’d like to reiterate is a benefit — are going for upward of $300 per ticket on Craiglist and eBay. But fret not. I’m sure the sellers will be donating the profits to the ongoing flood-relief efforts in Vermont, right? … (cue crickets) … Rot in hell, assholes.

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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Andy Lugo (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Bryan McNamara (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. MONKEY HOUSE: MSR Presents: Generationals, Brenda, the Milkman’s Union (indie), 9 p.m., $8. 18+. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Mighty Mystic, Pulse Prophets CD release, DJ Crook$ (reggae), 9 p.m., $7. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Leno & Young (acoustic), 5 p.m., Free. Shakedown (rock), 9 p.m., Free. RADIO BEAN: Jimmy Ruin (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Nick Driver (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Liptak/Harpster Duo (jazz), 9 p.m., Free. Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra (funk), 10 p.m., Free. Counter Riot (rock), midnight, Free. RASPUTIN’S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3.


RED SQUARE: People Are Strange (The Doors tribute), 6 p.m., Free. Lovewhip (funk), 9 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Stavros (house), 10 p.m., $5. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: Supersounds DJ (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

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THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: DJ Slim Pknz All Request Dance Party (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

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PURPLE MOON PUB: Poor Howard Stith (blues), 8 p.m., Free.


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record. Or, as the A.V. Club puts it, “No Color is the noisiest, prettiest album of The Dodos’ career.”

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



THE SKINNY PANCAKE: The Smittens, Crazy Exes From Hell (indie pop), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.

THE BLACK DOOR: Sly Chi (funk), 9:30 p.m., Free.

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Jimmy T & the Sleepy Hollow Boys (country), 9 p.m., Free.

RED SQUARE: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Abby Jenne (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Thunderbody (rock), 9 p.m., $5. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: Hot Neon Magic (‘80s New Wave), 10 p.m., Free.


BEE’S KNEES: Hillary Reynolds Band (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. MOOG’S: Tiffany and the Border Band (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

51 MAIN: Verbal Onslaught (poetry), 9 p.m., Free.

BANANA WINDS CAFÉ & PUB: 11th Anniversary Party with In Kahootz (rock), 8:30 p.m., Free.

CITY LIMITS: The Jesters (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE: The Milkman’s Union, Paddy Mills (indie folk), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.

CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (‘80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: The Grift (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

VENUE: Dark Horse (country), 9 p.m., $5.

ROADSIDE TAVERN: DJ Diego (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

FRANNY O’S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.


RUSTY NAIL: Polyester (‘70s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.


BEE’S KNEES: Eames Brothers Band (mountain blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Mud City Ramblers (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., Free. MATTERHORN: Shades of Green (rock), 9 p.m., $5. MOOG’S: Leslie Grant & Stepstone (rock), 9 p.m., Free. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


MONOPOLE: Sinecure (rock), 10 p.m., Free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Benjamin Bright (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. THERAPY: Pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.


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THE MEETING HOUSE: Mellow Yellow (rock), 7:30 p.m., $15.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Funkwagon, Dr. Ruckus, Philadelphia Slick, the Trees (funk), 8 p.m., $8/10. AA.

THE BLACK DOOR: Live Music, 9:30 p.m., Free.

RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


HOSTEL TEVERE: B4TR (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

GILLIGAN’S GETAWAY: Jackie Beat (dance), 4 p.m., $20/25.

LIFT: DJ EfX (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

POSITIVE PIE 2: Tallgrass Getdown (jamgrass), 10:30 p.m., NA.

MONOPOLE: Crispy Critters (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Queen City Quartet (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., Free.

THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: The Boomflowers (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB: All Night Dance Party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., Free.

MONKEY HOUSE: S&M Records Showcase: Sweet Hound, Sick Feelings, First Crush (rock, indie), 9 p.m., $5.

TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Blackfoot (rock), 8 p.m., $40/45. AA.

THERAPY: 1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party (dance), 8 p.m., $3/5. 18+.

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

NECTAR’S: Eric Stepanian (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. The Heavy Pets, Timbre Coup (rock, jam), 9 p.m., $5. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Sturcrazie (rock), 9 p.m., Free. PATRA CAFÉ: Crowd Control Presents: Comedy Night! (standup), 8 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Less Digital, More Manual: Record Club, 3 p.m., Free. Phil Yates (rock), 7 p.m., Free. Souls’ Calling (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. RASPUTIN’S: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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51 MAIN: Swing Noire (gypsy jazz), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: The Relics (rock), 8 p.m., Donations. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Happy Hour with Trinity (Celtic), 4:30 p.m., Free. Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 9 p.m., $3.


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1/2 LOUNGE: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, Moonflower & Friends (house), 10 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: Black to the Future (urban jamz), 10 p.m., Free.


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Lord Silky, Dios Sedoso (SELF-RELEASED, CD)

trade in nearly every corner of the globe. He’s penned a number of plays that have run in New York City, Boston and beyond, and has a new work called Four Prophets — which answers the question of what might happen should Jesus, Satan, Muhammad and Moses meet in a public restroom — that is set to run this year. But for all his travels and experiences, Namaya has rustically fashioned himself as the Bard of Blue Heron Pond. And it is there his latest trek begins. “Blue Heron” opens with a flutter of birdsong against a dawning swell of strings, evoking daybreak over the pond. Jon Simpson wrote and produced Namaya’s accompaniment here and throughout the record, and ably matches the bard’s new-age by-way-of-WaldenPond aesthetic. Namaya proves a capable latter-day Thoreau as he greets the listener in a rich baritone, speaking the opening lines, “Blue Heron Pond / Love song for the earth / Welcome.” A jaded observer might bristle at the Bard’s earnest musings. But there is artfulness here, too, albeit oft cloaked in middling new-age pseudo-philosophy — as on the second track, “Gaia,” for example. But as Namaya allows his mind to wander, cliché musings about

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natural beauty give way to more worldly observations. On “Fire Inspires Memory,” you can almost picture Namaya brooding over a campfire — though that may have something to do with the crackling-fire sound effect over which he performs the piece. Nevertheless, his ruminations here are sharp and poignant, as they are in numerous instances later in the album. In particular, “Midnight on the Pond,” “Peak Colors” and “Narcissus Unbound” strike a balance between impassioned enthusiasm and tactful storytelling. And “Ice Skating with Li Pon” — a poem about skating with monks set to a bizarro Vince Guaraldi-like score — is a pure joy. T. Namaya’s Vermont My Home: A Celebration is available at vermontpoet. com.


Vermont’s picturesque beauty and the serenity found by those who live among its splendor (at least before Irene) have provided no shortage of inspiration for artistic endeavors. But rarely have those expressions taken a form quite like that of Vermont My Home: A Celebration, the new album from local jazz poet, songwriter, multimedia artist, playwright and storyteller T. Namaya. Equal parts open love letter and beatnik word jam, the record documents one man’s search for peace in a world gone mad. Not to play spoiler, but much as Dorothy needed only to click her heels together and wish to find her way back to Kansas, Namaya’s quest for tranquility ultimately ends where it began: home. But it’s quite the journey all the same. Namaya is a world-traveling performance artist who has plied his

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A quick confession: I friggin’ love Lord Silky. The Burlington hardcore punk quintet was among my personal favorite local discoveries this year. Over a span of four weeks this spring, I think I caught them four times in concert, and came away more impressed after every show. They are loud, abrasive and confrontational onstage — front man Josh Cause is borderline impetuous. But they are also entertaining. They take not taking themselves seriously very seriously. The result is a band that has declared a thumb war on the self-righteous fervor that accompanies so much current hardcore music. On their debut record, Dios Sedoso, Lord Silky remind us that passion doesn’t have to mean you lack a sense of humor, and that it’s fucking OK to have a good time once in a while. And sometimes, it’s more fun if you’re really pissed off — or at least if you pretend to be. From start to finish, this brisk, ninetrack, 23-minute EP simply scorches with ragged, snarling aplomb. Part of my fascination with the band while I was a pseudo-groupie earlier this year was how much tighter it seemed to get at each successive show. Dios is the realization of that progression. The band is composed of several local hardcore and punk vets who collectively unleash a master tutorial on breakneck hardcore technique. On album opener “Care Don’t Care,” guitarists Jake Clemons and Eric Czado burn with crunchy staccato bombast, then sucker punch with manic melodic flourishes. Bassist Jason Üs provides a menacing underbelly while drummer Rob Silky attacks with calculated fury. Silky does push the tempo on occasion, but given the full-throttle assault here, he can

hardly be blamed for redlining. “Alcohol Injection” is slobbering metal glory complete with a berserk leadguitar line and, ever the hardcore staple, numerous fist-pumping breakdowns. “Golden Horn” continues the record’s boozy debauchery with mid-tempo sludge rock before exploding into amphetaminefueled speed metal. “Gloves” is a roiling punk rage fest, as is the following cut, “Wasteland.” “Townie Town” is an album highlight, encapsulating everything that is great about Lord Silky. Over a convulsive guitar crunch, Cause sermonizes on the ongoing battle for Burlington’s soul: townies vs. college kids. Guess which side he’s on? As he howls, “Get the fuck outta my town!” the band echos his exhortation with one of their own, a rousing chorus of “Hey! Ho! Get the fuck outta my town!” Any local who has ever waited in line as his or her favorite dive bar swells with frat boys on a steamy September night would likely identify. The only flaw of Dios Sedoso is that it doesn’t quite match the intensity of the band’s live shows. But given how utterly off the wall Lord Silky can be in person, that’s a near-impossible task. Still, it’s a boisterously subversive and engaging debut, and a potent reminder that hardcore doesn’t have to be so gratingly humorless. Dios Sedoso by Lord Silky is available at

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HigHer ground SHowcaSe Lounge: Greensky Bluegrass (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA. Monty’S oLd Brick tavern: George Voland JAZZ: Barry Ries and Dan skea (jazz), 4:30 p.m., Free. nectar’S: mi Yard Reggae night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free.

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radio Bean: Old Time sessions (old-time), 1 p.m., Free. Jammin’ Toast (jam), 7:30 p.m., Free. Bent By Elephants (folk), 9 p.m., Free.

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red Square: Andric severance sextet (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. reguLar veteranS aSSociation: End of summer Jamboree (rock), 1 p.m., $5.


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tupeLo MuSic HaLL: "Tip Top couture"-Revolution’s Fall Fashion show, 8 p.m., nA.


Bee’S kneeS: John Armstrong martenis (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MatterHorn: The Heavy pets (rock), 8 p.m., $5.

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Sweet cruncH Bake SHop: mary collins and Don Tobey (country), 10:30 a.m., Free. ye oLde engLand inne: corey Beard, Dan Liptak and Dan Haley (jazz), 11:30 a.m., Free.


burlington area

HigHer ground BaLLrooM: The sword, monstrO (metal), 8 p.m., $15/17. AA. Monkey HouSe: Am presents: carnivores, mood Rings (indie), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. on tap Bar & griLL: Open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free.

cLuB MetronoMe: Bass culture with DJs Jahson & nickel B (dubstep), 9 p.m., Free.

nectar’S: Ray and Russ, shady Alley (funk, bluegrass), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

radio Bean: sunshine soldier (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.


red Square: upsetta international with super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


burlington area

1/2 Lounge: Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (retro), 10 p.m. cLuB MetronoMe: Barrington Levy (reggae), 9 p.m., $25/30. franny o’S: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.


HigHer ground BaLLrooM: infected mushroom (electronica), 9 p.m., $22/25. AA.

SLide Brook Lodge & tavern: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

HigHer ground SHowcaSe Lounge: paper Diamond, sorry for partying (electronica), 9 p.m., $12/15. AA.

cHarLie o’S: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.


tupeLo MuSic HaLL: Bruce cockburn (rock), 8 p.m., $50.

1/2 Lounge: Turntable Tuesday with DJ Kanga (turntablism), 10 p.m., Free.

51 Main: Quizz night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free.

burlington area

Moog’S: Open mic/Jam night, 8:30 p.m., Free.

on tap Bar & griLL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free.

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

Moog’S: seth Yacovone and pat Guadagno (blues), 8 p.m., Free.

tHe HuB pizzeria & puB: Old Dirty string Band (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., Free.

Monkey HouSe: Am presents: These united states, southeast Engine (indie), 9 p.m., $8. 18+.

red Square: Rick Redington (rock), 8 p.m., Free. Hype ‘Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


Bee’S kneeS: Bent By Elephants (blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

Leunig’S BiStro & café: cody sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

Monty’S oLd Brick tavern: Open mic, 6 p.m., Free.

BagitoS: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free.


HigHer ground SHowcaSe Lounge: Genticorum (folk), 7:30 p.m., $15. AA.

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

rozzi’S LakeSHore tavern: Trivia night, 8 p.m., Free.

two BrotHerS tavern: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

Leunig’S BiStro & café: paul Asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

ManHattan pizza & puB: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. Monkey HouSe: i Was Totally Destroying it (rock), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. nectar’S: Hillbilly Humpday, canyonero, the Woedoggies (honkytonk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. on tap Bar & griLL: paydirt (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., Free.

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album caps a remarkable year in which the rock-bluegrass hybrid act has hit major festivals all


over the country — Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot and All Good, to name a few. The band has garnered

BagitoS: Acoustic Blues Jam, 6 p.m., Free.

recognition from national media such as Relix magazine, which tabbed the band as one of its

champlain valley

“Summer Stars.” Touring in advance of their new album’s October release, Greensky drop by the

city LiMitS: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Sunday, September 18.

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Bee’S kneeS: cosa Buena (Latin jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Moog’S: Travercaster (rock), 8:30 p.m., Free.

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two BrotHerS tavern: Bud Leeds Dixieland Jazz Ensemble (Dixieland), 7 p.m., Free.


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on tHe riSe Bakery: matt schrag and Friends (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Donations.

tHe SHed reStaurant & Brewery: Abby Jenne & the Enablers (rock), 8 p.m., Free.


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red Square: Funkwagon (funk), 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

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

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giLLigAN’S gEtAWAY, 7160 State Rt. 9, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-8050. moNoPoLE, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222. NAkED turtLE, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200. oLiVE riDLEY’S, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-324-2200. tAbu cAfé & NightcLub, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-0666. thErAPY, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-561-2041.

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51 mAiN, 51 Main St., Middlebury, 388-8209. bAr ANtiDotE, 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555. brick box, 30 Center St., Rutland, 775-0570. thE briStoL bAkErY, 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280. cAroL’S huNgrY miND cAfé, 24 Merchant’s Row, Middlebury, 388-0101. citY LimitS, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. cLEm’S cAfé 101 Merchant’s Row, Rutland, 775-3337. DAN’S PLAcE, 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774.

bEE’S kNEES, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 888-7889. thE bLuE AcorN, 84 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-0699. thE brEWSki, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. choW! bELLA, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. cLAirE’S rEStAurANt & bAr, 41 Main St., Hardwick, 472-7053. thE hub PizzEriA & Pub, 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 635-7626. thE LittLE cAbArEt, 34 Main St., Derby, 293-9000. mAttErhorN, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. moog’S, Portland St., Morrisville, 851-8225. 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. roADSiDE tAVErN, 216 Rt. 7, Milton, 660-8274. 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. SNoW ShoE LoDgE & Pub, 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456. SWEEt cruNch bAkEShoP, 246 Main St., Hyde Park, 888-4887. tAmArAck griLL At burkE mouNtAiN, 223 Shelburne Lodge Rd., E. Burke, 6267394. WAtErShED tAVErN, 31 Center St., Brandon, 247-0100. YE oLDE ENgLAND iNNE, 443 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2535320.


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ArVAD’S griLL & Pub, 3 S. Main St., Waterbury, 2448973. bAgitoS, 28 Main St., Montpelier, 229-9212. big PicturE thEAtEr & cAfé, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994. thE bLAck Door, 44 Main St., Montpelier, 223-7070. brEAkiNg grouNDS, 245 Main St., Bethel, 392-4222. thE cENtEr bAkErY & cAfE, 2007 Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, 244-7500. chArLiE o’S, 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820. cJ’S At thAN WhEELErS, 6 S. Main St., White River Jct., 280-1810. grEEN mouNtAiN tAVErN, 10 Keith Ave., Barre, 522-2935. guSto’S, 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919. hEN of thE WooD At thE griStmiLL, 92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7300. hoStEL tEVErE, 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222. kiSmEt, 52 State St. 223-8646. L.A.c.E., 159 N. Main St., Barre, 476-4276. LocAL foLk SmokEhouSE, 9 Rt. 7, Waitsfield, 496-5623. mAiN StrEEt griLL & bAr, 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188. muLLigAN’S iriSh Pub, 9 Maple Ave., Barre, 479-5545. NuttY StEPh’S, 961C Rt. 2, Middlesex, 229-2090. PickLE bArrEL NightcLub, Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035. PoSitiVE PiE 2, 20 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453. PurPLE mooN Pub, Rt. 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422. thE rESErVoir rEStAurANt & tAP room, 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827. SLiDE brook LoDgE & tAVErN, 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 583-2202. South StAtioN rEStAurANt, 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-1736. tuPELo muSic hALL, 188 S. Main St., White River Jct., 698-8341. WhitE rock PizzA & Pub, 848 Rt. 14, Woodbury, 225-5915.

thE fArmErS DiNEr, 99 Maple St., Middlebury, 458-0455. gooD timES cAfé, Rt. 116, Hinesburg, 482-4444. oN thE riSE bAkErY, 44 Bridge St., Richmond, 4347787. South StAtioN rESAurANt, 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-1730. StArrY Night cAfé, 5371 Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316. tWo brothErS tAVErN, 86 Main St., Middlebury, 3880002.

1/2 LouNgE, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-0012. 242 mAiN St., Burlington, 862-2244. AmEricAN fLAtbrEAD, 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 861-2999. AuguSt firSt, 149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 540-0060. bAckStAgE Pub, 60 Pearl St., Essex Jct., 878-5494. bANANA WiNDS cAfé & Pub, 1 Market Pl., Essex Jct., 8790752. thE bLock gALLErY, 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, 373-5150. bLuEbirD tAVErN, 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 428-4696. brEAkWAtEr cAfé, 1 King St., Burlington, 658-6276. brENNAN’S Pub & biStro, UVM Davis Center, 590 Main St., Burlington, 656-1204. citY SPortS griLLE, 215 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 655-2720. cLub mEtroNomE, 188 Main St., Burlington, 865-4563. frANNY o’S, 733 Queen City Park Rd., Burlington, 8632909. thE grEEN room, 86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 651-9669. hALVorSoN’S uPStrEEt cAfé, 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278. highEr grouND, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, 652-0777. JP’S Pub, 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389. LEuNig’S biStro & cAfé, 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759. Lift, 165 Church St., Burlington, 660-2088. thE LiViNg room, 794 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. mANhAttAN PizzA & Pub, 167 Main St., Burlington, 864-6776. mArriott hArbor LouNgE, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, 854-4700. miguEL’S oN mAiN, 30 Main St., Burlington, 658-9000. moNkEY houSE, 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563. moNtY’S oLD brick tAVErN, 7921 Williston Rd., Williston, 316-4262. muDDY WAtErS, 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466. NEctAr’S, 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771. NEW mooN cAfé, 150 Cherry St., Burlington, 383-1505. o’briEN’S iriSh Pub, 348 Main St., Winooski, 338-4678. oDD fELLoWS hALL, 1416 North Ave., Burlington, 862-3209. oN tAP bAr & griLL, 4 Park St., Essex Jct., 878-3309. oScAr’S biStro & bAr, 190 Boxwood Dr., Williston, 878-7082. PArk PLAcE tAVErN, 38 Park St., Essex Jct. 878-3015. PAtrA cAfé, 9 Center St., Burlington, 318-4888. rADio bEAN, 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346. rASPutiN’S, 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324. rED SquArE, 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909. rEguLAr VEtErANS ASSociAtioN, 84 Weaver St., Winooski, 655-9899. rÍ rá iriSh Pub, 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401. rozzi’S LAkEShorE tAVErN, 1022 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342. rubEN JAmES, 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744.

thE ScuffEr StEAk & ALE houSE, 148 Church St., Burlington, 864-9451. ShELburNE StEAkhouSE & SALooN, 2545 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-5009. thE SkiNNY PANcAkE, 60 Lake St., Burlington, 540-0188. VENuE, 127 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 310-4067. thE VErmoNt Pub & brEWErY, 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500.


Day Trippers “Outdoor Excursions,” BCA Center


f you were unable to travel this summer, and simply daydreamed about distant landscapes, the exhibition “Outdoor Excursions” at the BCA Center offers a destination predicated on the possibility of those dreams. New York-based art critic and independent curator Gregory Volk has brought the work of 13 internationally recognized artists to Burlington for a show comprising videos, drawings, photographs, paintings and sculpture. Installed on three floors of the venue, the works collectively suggest the inherent potential of place, and art, to transport and transform. “Outdoor Excursions” offers a parallel between a traveler wandering through an unfamiliar landscape and an artist navigating an idea. Both may experience disorientation, even while embracing the prospect of uncertainty and surprise. Brazilian choreographers and filmmakers Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner teamed with cinematographer Phil Harder to create “Flying Lesson.” The four-minute film opens with two women, outfitted with large, whitefeathered wings, enthusiastically practicing a calisthenics routine in preparation for their self-sustained flight. Counting in unison, “uno, dos, tres,” they bend, twist and skip around the room flapping their wings with determination. Unbelievably, they do fly, up into the air and finally outside, to the accompaniment of a tune that evokes the wonder and enchantment of a music box. The filmmakers’ use of humble stop-motion animation, rather than dazzling digitization, in creating the flying sequences is a charming parallel to achieving flight with a pair of homemade wings. In “2 Schirme (2 Umbrellas),” one of five videos by Roman Signer installed on the fourth floor, a man, perhaps the artist, is seen with packing tape lashing together two large, opened, black umbrellas in the middle of a heavy windstorm. Once the umbrellas are joined, he releases them. Buffeted by the wind, they tumble along the grass, rise to momentarily spin in the air and then drop to continue their involuntary journey.

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“Owl” by Fred Tomaselli

In this and the other videos on view, Signer displaces objects, liberating them from their predetermined utility and environments. An ordinary office chair sits in the middle of a stream, its seat slowly swiveling; a white, buttondown shirt goes for a zipline ride; and a kitchen table takes a trip downriver, complete with camera, ready to record the adventure. Watching these videos one after the other, we begin to recognize these seemingly futile and absurd acts as hopeful, poetic gestures, whether or not the impossible is realized. A few pieces by Teresita Fernández, Ati Maier and Laura Bruce are like postcards from distant places — visual encapsulations of our desire for something out of reach. The postcard image is a fabrication that exists anterior to an experience. As a surrogate for the real thing, it offers the promise and proof of an adventure. “Horizon (Halo)” by Fernández transforms the four walls of the back gallery space with hundreds of small graphite chunks, creating a horizon line that functions as both a shadow and reflection of the graphite. Maier’s video “Event Horizon” is a live-action version of her acid-colored paintings.


Coming together and flying apart strand by strand, multiple layers of lines and colors accrue as a single mass in Maier’s constructed universe. Both these artists suggest the horizon is a limit to be surpassed. In “The Diary of William Ashley,” Bruce has excerpted actual diary entries of 19th-century fur trader William Ashley, from his trip along the Oregon Trail in March and April of 1825. The text is neatly handprinted on a lined chalkboard that fills nearly a whole wall on the BCA Center’s second floor. Set against the backdrop of history, Ashley’s account records his expectations and disappointments, reinforcing the distance between the lure of a destination and the actual experience of being there.

Sebastiaan Bremer’s three large, hand-painted chromogenic prints appear to be family snapshots taken on a hiking holiday in the mountains of Europe. The images are viewed through an effervescent haze, a world within a world. Each picture is embellished with candy-colored bubbles applied in paint and ink by the artist. Bremer’s work provides a template for reordering a moment, or memory, realized after the fact. Fred Tomaselli’s small but potent painting of an owl staring out at the viewer was created specifically for this exhibition. The bird’s steady gaze is reinforced by a multitude of eyes in various shapes and sizes scattered across the painting. The artist’s labor-intensive method of cutting images from various sources and collaging them into his paintings merits close inspection. Tomaselli has vividly conjured the sensation of becoming lost in the dark woods, unable to see what is ahead, and fearful we are being watched. Bennington-born Jon McCafferty’s large oil and alkyd painting on wood, “Mount Mansfield Version,” takes an actual topographical map of Mount Mansfield as its inspiration. Combining loopy composition and vibrant colors with the mechanical rendering of a map, McCafferty records and proposes an unexpected, alternative Vermont landscape. Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s installation, “Lava Landscape,” is a wall-sized work constructed with lava from the volcano Hekla, in the artist’s homeland of Iceland. Gluing the black bits to the white wall in an organic pattern, Róbertsdóttir has fixed a moment in time, translating and reconstructing a volcanic eruption using the very material of its residue. The fragile piece is gradually disintegrating, as evidenced by the accumulation of lava grains on the floor. This is a thoughtful, entertaining and welcome exhibition, well worth the journey downtown. S U M R U T EK I N “Outdoor Excursions,” BCA Center, Burlington. Through December 3.

Art ShowS

ongoing burlington area

Alice Murdoch: “private pleasures, oil paintings that focus on the complicated role of food in women's lives. Through october 1 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center, in burlington. info, 652-4500. AlistAir PArker: "Copper & Fire," torched metal wall hangings. Through september 30 at 156 The loft in burlington. info, 497-0556. AMAndA schirMer: Acrylic paintings by the south hero artist. Through september 30 at Vintage Jewelers in burlington. info, 862-2233. 'Art's Alive 2011 FestivAl oF Fine Art Winners' exhibition': work by the winners of the June festival: benjamin barnes, stephen Mease, Kristen l'esperance, brooke Monte and Cricket. Through september 30 at union station in burlington. info, 310-3211. cArl rubino: "in the spirit of a Tree," color photographs manipulated to present the artist's interpretation of the majesty, beauty, sensuousness — as well as "the very soul" — of trees. Through october 2 at Designhaus in burlington. info, 518-946-7302. christoPher J. hArrington: "selected works 2008-2011," work in pen, pencil, sharpie, paint, tape and newspaper, created with the aid of extreme heavy metal and other musical influences. Through september 30 at Red square in burlington. info, 318-2438. corey & Mindy WolFcroWe: work by the burlington artists and jewelry designers. Through september 30 at salaam in burlington. info, 658-8822. elizAbeth Allen: "intuitive Color," paintings of the Vermont landscape, including many of the meadows at shelburne Farms. Through september 20 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. info, 985-3848. 'evolution': original artwork by burton's graphic artists, including greg gossel, hush, bigfoot, Mike giant, sharktoof and more, hung next to their 2012 burton snowboards. by appointment only. Through october 20 at burton snowboards, 152 industrial parkway in burlington. info, 862-4500.

'hoW soon is noW?': Artwork by more than 20 burton employees. Through october 7 at burton Flagship store in burlington. info, 862-4500.

the shelburne Artists MArket: local artists and artisans sell their work on the green. saturday, september 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., shelburne Town offices. info, 985-3648. bcA suMMer Artist MArket: Juried artists sell their handmade, original fine art and crafts. saturday, september 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., burlington City hall park. info, 865-7166. dr. sketchy's Anti-Art school: Artists age 18 and up bring sketchbooks and pencils to a boozy life-drawing session — this month's theme is "Fall Fantasy" — featuring live models Rusty Dewees and "The pixie." wednesday, september 14, 8 p.m., American legion, white River Junction. kAren Petersen: A retrospective of the braintree artist's sculptures and paintings. Through september 25 at Chandler gallery in Randolph. The artist leads a tour of the exhibit:Tuesday, september 20, 7 p.m. info, 728-9878. ‘PAinted MetAPhors: Pottery And Politics oF the Ancient MAyA': nineteen Chamá polychrome ceramics accompanied by more than 100 objects illustrating Maya daily life, religious ritual and shifts in rulership. september 15 through December 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. university of pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology consulting scholar elin Danien discusses ancient Maya: Thursday, september 15, 4:30 p.m. info, 443-3168.

WillArd boePPle: The sculptor discusses his work. Thursday, september 15, 8 p.m., lowe lecture hall, Vermont studio Center, Johnson. info, 635-2727. kAtherine Porter: The painter discusses her work. Friday, september 16, 8 p.m., lowe lecture hall, Vermont studio Center, Johnson. info, 635-2727. kAi MAristed: The writer reads from her work. Monday, september 19, 8 p.m., lowe lecture hall, Vermont studio Center, Johnson. info, 635-2727. 'First AnnuAl suds suMMit': Vermont graphic designers, copywriters, web developers and designers, illustrators, and photographers learn about the design association AigA at a private brewery tour and tasting. wednesday, september 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Magic hat brewing Company, south burlington. info, 864-8224. PechAkuchA night: presenters share projects and ideas in fast-paced slide shows. proceeds benefit Tropical storm irene relief efforts. Thursday, september 15, 6 p.m., Fleming Museum, uVM, burlington. info, 656-8582. silent Art Auction: eleven area artists donated paintings, photography, fiber art and pottery to benefit Tropical storm irene recovery efforts. Friday, september 16, 5-10 p.m., Campus RehabgYM, burlington. info, 355-2855.

lynA lou nordstroM & AMAndA vellA: printmaking and mixed-media work by nordstrom; oil paintings by Vella. Through september 30 at wing building in burlington. info, 310-3211.

lAurA bAuM: watercolors, in the Dining Room; Julie PAveglio: oil paintings, in the bar; tony scArPinAto: paintings, in the greenhouse. Through september 30 at The Daily planet in burlington. info, 862-9647.

MArc AWodey: "An Artist's View," mixed-media work. Through november 30 at Community College of Vermont in winooski. info, 654-0513.

JAMes vogler: "Real estate listings," paintings. Through october 7 at uVM living/learning Center in burlington. info, 656-4200.

art listings and spotlights are written by mEgAN jAmES. listings are restricted to art shows in truly public places; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the editor.

Performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. September 21 through October 8 Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St. Tickets and information: 802-253-3961

riPton Art shoW: paintings by Molly hawley, patty lebon herb, phoebe stone, sarah wesson, Rebecca purdum, 12v-StoweTheater091411.indd 1 Richard weinstein and several others. proceeds benefit the Ripton Community Church. september 17 through 23 at Ripton Community house. Reception: Rick hawley performs on the guitar and lisa and Joe Durante provide food, saturday, september 17, 4-6 p.m. info, 388-9681.

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MAggie neAle: paintings and silk hangings.Through october 24 at Claire's Restaurant & bar in hardwick. Reception: Monday, september 19, 4-6 p.m. info, 472-7053. “Wild things: conteMPorAry Art insPired by nAture”: work by 22 artists selected for the annual “Art in the Round barn” event. september 19 through october 14 at Joslyn Round barn in waitsfield. Reception: sunday, september 18, 4-7 p.m. info, 496-7442.

MArie lAPre grAbon: "Recent landscapes/The northeast Kingdom," mixed-media paintings and charcoal drawings. Through september 30 at north end studio in burlington. info, 863-6713. MelissA knight: batik fabric collage depicting peacocks, hummingbirds, cardinals, sunflowers, irises and bluebonnets. Through september 30 at Muddy waters in burlington. info, 658-0466. MelissA o'brien: "people Doing what They love to Do," photography by the owner of the Charlotte vintage shop Abel & lovely. Curated by Art Affair by shearer. Through september 30 at shearer Chevrolet in south burlington. info, 658-1111. MonA AgiA: paintings by the Cairo-born artist. Through september 30 at uncommon grounds in burlington. info, 865-6227.

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'PersonA': More than 40 juried photographs depicting uncanny, parodied, distorted and in-your-face portraits. Through october 7 at Vermont photo space Darkroom gallery in essex Junction. Reception: Friday, september 16, 5-7 p.m. info, 777-3686.



kAren dAWson: paintings, drawings and mixed-media work of Vermont and regional motifs. Through september 30 at brownell library in essex Junction. info, 878-6955.

instructors shoWcAse: oil paintings by Kim bombard and lydia littwin, and millinery specialties by wylie sofia garcia; 'teen FAshion shoWcAse': work from this summer's fashion camps. Through september 30 at Davis studio in burlington. info, 425-2700.

MAtt thorsen: "sound proof: The photography of Matt Thorsen, Vermont Music images 1990-2000," chemical prints accompanied by audio recordings in which the photographer sets the scene and the bands play on. Through september 30 at Vermont history Center in barre. Reception: Friday, september 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. info, 479-8514.


Johnnie dAy durAnd: A solo exhibit curated by seAbA. Through november 26 at pine street Deli in burlington. info, 862-9614.

'lock, stock And bArrel: the terry tyler collection oF verMont FireArMs': The 106 firearms on display represent a lifetime of collecting and document the history of gunmaking in Vermont from 1790 to 1900; 'PAPerWork in 3d': work by 25 contemporary origami, cut-paper and book artists; 'behind the lens, under the big toP': black-and-white circus photography from the late-1960s by elliot Fenander; 'in FAshion: high style, 1690-2011': Costumes from the museum's permanent collection, plus borrowed works from today’s top designers, including Karl lagerfeld, oscar de la Renta, Carolina herrera and balenciaga, among others. Through october 30 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.


'Fine Art At hoMe With Furniture': work by wilson “snowflake” bentley, Rae harrell, Anne Cady, Rory Jackson, Tracy h. girdler, brook Monte, Aaron stein, ben barnes, shayne lynn and Jonathan Young. Through october 15 at gallery 388 at burlington Furniture Company. info, 862-5056.

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call tO artists cHandlEr’s HOliday BaZaar sEEKs artisans The 10th Annual Chandler Artisans’ Bazaar will be held from November 17 through December 21. The committee is accepting submissions of art, crafts and quality food products. A jury process will be held on Tuesday, October 11. Interested artisans are asked to contact the Chandler Gallery for more information and an application form: or 431-0204. vt HigH scHOOl studEnt ExHiBit Call to Vermont high school photographers: “Ways of Seeing” photography exhibit juried by Shane Lavalette and sponsored by PhotoGarden. Deadline: October 12. vErmOnt tHrOws itsElf tOgEtHEr Mia Feroleto at the Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe is looking for donated works of art, preferably in media that can be easily shipped, which will be auctioned online to raise money for Vermonters impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Please send your name, a jpeg of the work, title, medium, size, year created and retail value to


greenandbluegallery@gmail. com. Art collectors are invited to donate, as well. Same email address for further info. EngagE: tOuring ExHiBit By artists witH disaBilitiEs VSA Vermont invites established and emerging Vermont artists with disabilities, ages 18 and older, to participate in this touring showcase. Deadline: September 30. Info, visit vsavt. org/engage. EntEr: natural PlaygrOund For those passionate about their adventure and photography, show us the photographic moments you’ve captured that will inspire our next adventure. Info, calling fOr EntriEs Four Corners of the Earth. Juried photography exhibit. Show us your version of this heaven we call Earth. Deadline: November 1. art in tHE ParK fall fEst Space still available to exhibit at Rutland’s 50th Annual Art in the Park, October 8 and 9. Visit for an application. Don’t miss out! mOntPEliEr’s 24-HOur cOmics Artists of all abilities and interests are invited to challenge themselves to create a 24-page comic book in

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Patty sgrEcci: Mobiles by the Middlebury artist. Through September 30 at Opportunities Credit Union in Burlington. Info, 865-3404 ext. 130. Paul BOisvErt: Color photographs of Burlington, in Gates 1-8; Kit dOnElly: Abstract acrylic and watercolor paintings, in the Skyway; carOlyn HacK: Mixed-media work at the Escalator. Curated by BCA. Through September 30 at Burlington Airport in South Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

sam HOffman & viOlEta HinOjOsa: "Super Ball," photography by Hoffman; "Urban Networks," acrylic and ink paper cutouts by Hinojosa. Through September 30 at Nectar's in Burlington. Info, 658-4771.

sEPtEmBEr sHOw: "Food for Thought," a video created by Ren Walden and Ethan O'Hara; photos by Kimberly Hannaman Taylor; and jewelry, prints, paintings and drawings by Maya Urbanowicz. Through September 30 at The Firefly Collective in Burlington. Info, 660-0754.

'systEms in art': An exploration of the systems that artists use to establish parameters for their work, to explore spatial relationships, and to invent new grammars and rationalities, on the occasion of IBM's centennial anniversary. Through December 16 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Info, 656-0750. tatiana yaKusHEva: New paintings by the Burlington artist. Through September 30 at Speaking Volumes in Burlington. Info, 540-0107. 'tOrcHEd!': Torch-worked glass, including earrings, kaleidoscopes and sculptural paperweights, by Eric Nelson, Chris Sherwin, Michael Egan, and Howard and Elizabeth Smith; flame-inspired abstract paintings by Tom Merwin. Through September 30 at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Info, 863-6458. 'uPcyclE vErmOnt': Artwork made from recycled, reclaimed or repurposed materials. Sponsored by Switchback and cohosted by Nightmare Vermont. Through September 30 at Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150.


alExis KyriaK: "Martha Stewarts," work by the Vermont artist who is inspired by crisp, clean still-life photography. Through October 31 at Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio in Montpelier. Info, 229-4676.


Thursday, sEPT. 15, 6:00Pm flEming musEum PechaKucha Night (PKN) is a worldwide phenomenon that began in 2003 in Tokyo. It offers the opportunity for a broad range of participants to present their projects, ideas, and passions at a fun, informal, and fastpaced gathering. Join PKN BTV for a take on our community’s creative pulse! Drinks and snacks will be on hand. Learn more about PechaKucha Night at or

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'artists EnvisiOning tunBridgE: cElEBrating 250 yEars Of HistOry': Paintings and photographs by more than 20 artists celebrating the town's sestercentennial. A portion of proceeds benefit the library. Through September 23 at Tunbridge Public Library. Info, 889-9404.



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stEPHEn gOrman: "Arctic Visions," nature and wildlife photography, in the Pickering Room. Through September 30 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Info, 865-7211.

susan larKin: Oil paintings of landscapes in and around the Champlain Islands and northern Vermont. Curated by BCA. Through September 30 at Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall. Info, 865-7166.


sEPtEmBEr ExHiBit: Work by Brooke Monte, Benjamin Barnes, Kristen L'Esperance and Alex Dostie, among other Vermont artists. Through October 1 at Dostie Bros. Frame Shop in Burlington. Info, 660-9005.

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PHiliP HErBisOn: "Plastic Personae," close-up photographs of dramatic tension in plaster faces. Through September 30 at Artspace 106 at The Men's Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088.

tHE art Of HOrrOr The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace galleries are looking for artwork for our Halloween show that best defines the “art of horror.” Chosen artwork will represent the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of bloodletting and that special something inside a depraved mind. Artwork should be thematically appropriate and must display a reasonable degree of skill and ability. We will accept 2-D, 3-D and photography. Deadline: September 19. Please visit our website for submission information: spacegalleryvt. com/2011/08/04/call-for-darkart-the-art-of-horror-group-show.

'OutdOOr ExcursiOns': Work by 13 internationally acclaimed artists — including sculpture, video and wall works made of thousands of Icelandic lava chips — curated by Art in America writer Gregory Volk, who aimed to transform the First, Second and Fourth Floor Galleries into his version of a wilderness adventure. Through December 3 at BCA Center in Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

24 hours — from scratch! Join the worldwide phenomenon in Montpelier City Hall, hosted by Trees and Hills comic group and Montpelier Alive. Free. Open to ages 16 and up. Artists bring their own materials and their imaginations! There will be a shorter cartooning workshop for ages 7 to 15 taught by cartoonist Denis St. John at the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Info:

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Bunny Harvey: "Listening/Vermont," paintings of the Vermont landscape. Through October 12 at Korongo Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-6788. CaleB Kenna: "India: Ten Years of Color and Light," photographs reflecting the country's frenetic economic growth and development. Through September 30 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College, in Poultney. Info, 287--8926. Carol MaCDonalD: "Line/Structure/Pattern," prints and mixed-media works exploring patterns created from a single line. Through October 28 at Vermont Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. Central verMont art resourCe assoCiation exHiBit: Work in a variety of media by more than 20 member artists. Through September 30 at City Center in Montpelier. Info, 279-6349. Claire van vliet: "Paper Works," pulp paintings by the renowned Vermont printmaker. Photo ID required for admission. Through September 30 at Governor's Office Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. Corrina tHurston: "Magic of Colored Pencil," images of animals, people and flowers by the 21-year-old artist who began drawing after she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Through October 1 at Espresso Bueno in Barre. Info, 760-8206.


Gwynyfier: "Coming Out," digital photography on canvas. Through September 30 at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info,


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owen Bissex: Sculpture, mixed-media works and drawings of realistic and allegorical figures, including what the artist calls "whimsical monster stuff." Through September 30 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, 454-7334.

'tHe History of GoDDarD ColleGe: an era of GrowtH, expansion anD transitions, 1960-1969': An exhibit of photographs, historical records, college papers, interviews and video recordings that focus on the college's response to the rapid growth of the 1960s, in the Eliot D. Pratt Library. Through December 20 at Goddard College in Plainfield. Info, 454-8311.

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nanCy silliMan: Paintings and drawings of nature and the landscape, as well as personal reflections on love and the spiritual world; CaMDen anD saMantHa Jarvis: "Childlike Wonder," block prints on cards and T-shirts by the Windsor youngsters. Through October 2 at Nuance Gallery in Windsor. Info, 674-9616.

pat aDaMs & BHaKti ZieK: "Geomancer," paintings by Adams; textiles by Ziek. Through September 25 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670.


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'liGHt-struCK: aBstraCt pHotoGrapHy toDay': A juried show featuring, as Lyle Rexer put it in The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, “photographs that refuse to disclose fully the images they contain.” Through September 30 at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction. Info, 698-0320. MalColM wriGHt & BruCe peCK: Clay work by Wright and landscape prints by Peck, as part of the gallery's "Living Vermont Treasures" guest artist series. Through September 30 at Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. Info, 457-1298.


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'unCoMMon tHreaDs': Work that pushes the boundaries of traditional needlework and explores the use of unconventional media, in the Main Floor Gallery; Krista CHeney: "Frozen Still Lifes," photography, in the Second Floor Gallery; niKKi GarDner: "The Diana Days," photography, in the Third Floor Gallery. Through September 24 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. 'woMen's worK: tHe visual art of verMont's woMen': Work by more than two dozen artists. Through September 25 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743.

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'art MaKes BranDon tiCK': This year's townwide art project features artist-created, functional clocks, which will be auctioned off in October to benefit the BAG. Through October 8 at Brandon Artists' Guild. Info, 247-4956. 'BaCKstaGe at tHe rainBow Cattle Co.: tHe DraG Queens of DuMMerston, verMont': Folklife Center audio interviews paired with the photographs of Evie Lovett, who spent two years documenting the queens at the Rainbow Cattle Co., a gay bar on a rural strip of Route 5 just north of Brattleboro. Through December 4 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964. CaleB Kenna: "End Frames," work by the Vermont photographer. Through September 25 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 388-1436. Deanna sHapiro: "Acrylic & Collage," a tribute to the moon, birds and trees. Through October 30 at Abel & Lovely in Charlotte. Info, 425-2345. DeBoraH sHarpe-lunsteaD & eliZaBetH saslaw: "Textures," paper-pulp paintings by Sharpe-Lunstead; pottery by Saslaw. Through September 30 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. Don ross: "Stone, Water, Metal," photographic works inspired by the historic marble quarries of West Rutland and their current use by contemporary artists. Through October 16 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. elliot fenanDer: "Three Rings, One Camera," 20 of the Lincoln photographer's black-and-white circus photographs as he processed them in the darkroom in the 1960s. Through September 30 at Mary's Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol. Info, 453-2432. fran Bull: "8.15.11," a series of drawings executed in a single day using computer scanning and enlarging techniques, in the Calvin Coolidge Library. Through October 7 at Castleton State College. Info, 468-1266. HannaH sessions: Oil paintings by the cocreator of Salisbury's Blue Ledge Farms. Through September 30 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. HeatHer forCier: "The Thing With Feathers," photographs of birds, from bald eagles to geese. Through September 21 at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Info, 434-2167. Joan Curtis: "Greener Grass," colored-pencil drawings that conjure up the feeling that a quest is taking place. Through November 2 at Brandon Artists' Guild. Info, 247-4956. 'laKe CHaMplain tHrouGH tHe lens': An annual juried show including work by photographers Colin Bristow and Stephen Beattie, among many others. Through October 15 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022. laurel CleMent fulton: Giclée prints of summer and fall landscapes by the Vermont artist. Through September 30 at Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. Info, 482-2878. MiCHael GooDHart: Photographs of found natural and synthetic elements arranged in a way that forces the viewer into a new perspective of the so-called mundane. Through October 21 at WalkOver Gallery & Concert Room in Bristol. Info, 453-3188. 'no BounDaries in fiBer': Innovative textile art by 10 Vermont members of the national Surface Design Association. Through September 17 at Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg. Info, 482-4944. raCHi farrow: "XXXL," sculptures of really big women made from recycled material. Through October 7 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1119. roBert BlaCK: "The Memory Chamber," an architectural installation; 'pHotoGrapHiC MeMory': An exhibition by photographers of all ages. Through November 4 at Gallery in the Field in Brandon. Info, 247-0125.

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dohrn Zachai: Paintings and drawings that explore the Sisyphus myth in mountains and clouds. Through November 6 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 635-7776. dorothy m. warren: "All Seasons," watercolor landscapes. Through October 16 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211.

“Wild Things: Contemporary Art Inspired by Nature”

So, you made it through another wedding season without a single invite to nuptials at Waitsfield’s Inn at the Round Barn Farm. Don’t despair. You still have a chance to mingle in the gorgeous namesake venue. The 21st annual “Art in the Round Barn” exhibit opens this Sunday, September 18. Curator Stephanie Walker chose the theme and selected work by well-known Vermont artists — Bonnie Acker, Julie Baker Albright, Marilyn Ruseckas, Mark Eliot Schwabe and Helen Shulman — as well as artists from farther afield. View” by Marilyn Ruseckas. 'SculptFeSt2011': Site-specific sculptural installations — created in response to the theme "Forces of Nature" — by 11 regional and national artists for the annual outdoor exhibition. Through October 16 at The Carving Studio in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097.

'Vermont landScapeS loSt and Found': Historic landscape photographs from the museum's collection contrasted with present-day snaps of the same locations. Through October 22 at Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Info, 388-2117.

alan lambert: "A Northern Perspective," photographs of Vermont landscapes. Through October 31 at Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield. Info, 827-3945. bobby abrahamSon: "One Summer Across America," photographs of a 2001 cross-country bus trip. Through December 20 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

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‘habitat For artiStS’: Three 6-by-6-by-8-foot structures, open to the public in downtown Stowe, Morrisville and Waitsfield, serve as temporary studios for working artists. Hosted by Helen Day Art Center, Vermont Festival of the Arts and River Arts. Through September 25. Info, 253-8358. Kelly holt: "Rhythmics," work by the Vermont artist. September 20 through November 30 at Green Goddess Café in Stowe. Info, 253-5255. linda JameS: "Reflecting Movements in Time and Imagination," mixed-media paintings. Through September 30 at Island Arts South Hero Gallery in South Hero. Info, 378-5138. milton artiStS' Guild exhibit & Sale: Work by guild members. Through October 31 at The Village Cup in Jericho. Info, 893-2480. nancy e. Schade: "The Tree of Life Whose Leaves Heal the Nation," paintings and bronze sculptures. Through September 30 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 279-4239. orah moore: Work by the Vermont photographer. Through September 30 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 279-0332. 'out oF the woodS': Work in a variety of media inspired by or made with wood, by artists including Al Stirt, Jack Alan Stewart and Claire Van Vliet. Through September 28 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158. 'patternS': Work by Glenn Goldberg, Lucio Pozzi, Maggie Mailer, Cornelia Foss, Sebastian Mejia, William Maxwell, Leslie Fry, Thaddeus Radell, Charles Yoder, Heidi Spector and Matthew Beall. Through September 17 at Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-6798. richard erdman & carol o'malia: Sculpture by Erdman; paintings by O'Malia. Through October 31 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. September Featured artiStS: Work by wildlife and landscape painters Frank Tiralla and Henry Trask-Reilly, quilter Kathleen Patrick, tie-dye artist Andrew Wooten, and knitter Jan Brosky. Through September 30 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403. Stephen hunecK: "Dogs, Angels and More Dogs," a memorial exhibition celebrating the late artist and his work. Through September 28 at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-2600. torin porter: "Anthrobotanicals," biomorphic sculptures in steel. Through October 9 at White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. Info, 563-2037. m

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'brotherS oF the bruSh: the Vermont impreSSioniStS': Work by some of New England's best-known landscape artists: Charles Movalli, T.M. Nicholas, Donald Allen Mosher, Tom Hughes and Eric Tobin. Through September 29 at Green

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tom merwin: "Drawing Water," central Vermont's waterfalls and gorges depicted in sumi ink, watercolor and oil on canvas. Through November 30 at Merwin Gallery in Castleton. Info, 468-2592.

'expoSed': Helen Day Art Center's 20th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition features local and international artwork, video screenings, and performances. Through October 8 at various locations in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.

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'echoeS oF Vermont'S landScapeS': Work by Sean Dye, Corliss Blakely, Henry Trask Reilly, Jim Gallugi and Peter Miller. Through September 30 at Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery in St. Albans. Info, 524-3699.

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catherine 'catchi' childS: "A Retrospective," portraits, still-lifes and landscapes by the Vermont painter. Through November 7 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 888-1261.

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movies The Last Mountain ★★★★★


orget Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Fright Night and Final Destination 5; the season’s most horrifying film is The Last Mountain, Bill Haney’s shocking documentary indictment of Big Coal. Freddy Krueger looks like Mister Rogers next to some of the walking, talking monsters in this movie. Chief among these is Don Blankenship, until recently chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, the third-largest coal company in the U.S. The film is told from the point of view of his victims, who include residents of West Virginia’s Coal River Valley. A growing number of them have banded together in an effort to save both the only remaining peak in a decimated range and their lives. Does that sound overly dramatic? Consider what Massey’s been up to. Employing a controversial mining technique known as mountaintop removal, the company has blown apart hundreds of Appalachian mountains and flattened more than a million acres of forest. This alone, of course, would be bad news for the local postcard industry, but turning verdant landscapes into lunar wastelands is only the beginning of Massey’s assault on the community.

The process is a reckless and perilously messy one. Lakes of toxic sludge loom above the town, close to its elementary school. Flooding due to water diversion has reduced villages to ghost towns. Heavy metals (several of which scientists interviewed by Haney claim never to have encountered previously) have been allowed to leach into well water. Poisonous silica dust from dynamite explosions coats residences and public buildings. Autism and cancer clusters have suddenly sprung up. Six neighbors living near the mining site developed brain tumors. And let’s not forget the 29 miners killed in the explosion at Massey’s Upper Big Branch facility on April 5 of last year. That happened on Blankenship’s watch, as well. All this corporate malfeasance hasn’t been ignored by government agencies. The company was cited for more than 60,000 environmental violations between 2000 and 2006 alone. The problem isn’t that the violations have gone unnoticed. It’s that they’ve gone virtually unpunished. Enter Boogie Man No. 2. I wouldn’t have dreamed it possible to find one more reason to look back on George W. Bush’s reign with loathing, but Haney unveils a dandy. Evident-

MOUNTAIN MAN Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins the fight against abuses by Big Coal in Bill Haney’s powerful new documentary.

ly, when he was first running for president, Dubya struck a sweetheart deal with coal lobbyists. The result? He received recordbreaking campaign contributions from the industry. Once he was in office, environmental regulations and safeguards were drastically weakened. When corporations such as Massey flouted what few remained, they pretty much got a pass. How is this creep not in jail yet? The Last Mountain is not all doom and gloom, however. The locals behind the grassroots effort to run Massey out of town are an eloquent and inspiring bunch. You’ve got to admire their resilience and self-control. Not to mention their determination to build a tur-

bine farm on a ravaged ridge. The star here, though, is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The attorney, author and environmental activist is shown visiting the stricken region frequently, getting to know these people and their plight, and then using his star power to advocate for them all the way to the White House. “If the American people could see this,” he says in disbelief, “there’d be a revolution in this country.” For the sake of the people who live in Coal River Valley — and all of us, when you get right down to it — let’s hope he’s right. Thanks to Haney’s excellent film, we are about to find out. RICK KISONAK






Contagion ★★★★


or many moviegoers, a star-studded film about global disaster means one thing: the chance to watch famous people die. What movies such as 2012 and Armageddon lack in realism, they make up for with the ghoulish spectacle of celebrities bidding farewell to their loved ones or nobly sacrificing themselves to save others. Contagion is not that kind of disaster movie. While it’s clear why A-listers showed up for this film — the chance to work with director Steven Soderbergh — it would have been just as effective with a cast of unknowns. The only real star of Contagion is the titular virus itself, so, by “effective,” understand this: You will not want to touch your face after seeing this film. You will not want to enter crowded rooms. You may feel a sudden urge to relocate to a plastic bubble, or Antarctica. In depicting the initially slow, seemingly inexorable progress of a global pandemic, Contagion is so heavy on verisimilitude that, for many, it won’t be enjoyable viewing. But it is compelling. As he did in Traffic (2000), his panoramic view of the illicit drug trade, Soderbergh jumps around the globe to show us a variety of perspectives on the unfolding disaster. Meanwhile, his tone remains as remote and clinical as the titles on the screen

that tell us where we are in the history of the virus’ human transmission. The film opens on “Day 2,” when Gwyneth Paltrow returns from a business trip to Hong Kong feeling under the weather. Less than a week later, her Minnesota family has suffered unspeakable losses, and soon her husband (Matt Damon) and his teenage daughter (Anna Jacoby-Heron) are holed up in their home, focused on survival. In a traditional, action-oriented pandemic movie, Damon’s family-man character would also be the Centers for Disease Control’s head honcho tasked with tracking the virus; or he might be the brilliant doctor racing to find a vaccine. He’d bury his grief in his work and kick that pathogen’s ass. In Contagion, however, he’s just what most of us would be in such a situation: powerless, scared and waiting. The actors who have the “heroic” roles don’t get to grandstand, either. Laurence Fishburne, as the CDC honcho, illustrates the moral dilemmas facing anyone who holds privileged information about a progressing crisis. Kate Winslet, as the official he sends to handle triage and quarantine in Minneapolis, is so tense she almost vibrates; we see (and admire) how she tamps down her personal terror to operate efficiently. And Jennifer Ehle, in her small but key role

INFORMATION VIRUS Law approaches the pandemic his own way in Soderbergh’s real-life disaster film.

as the vaccine-seeking doctor, demonstrates that there can be a fine line between heroism and a death wish. Contagion is a movie about flawed people doing their jobs, and doing them well, under unspeakable conditions. There’s only one real candidate for villain status: Jude Law as a shrill, panic-spreading blogger who claims the virus, like everything else, is somehow linked to the evils of Big Pharma and other corporations. Even he, Soderbergh suggests in a fleeting shot, isn’t entirely wrong; the world’s powers that be bear some responsibility for both enabling and mishandling the crisis. But, if a disaster does nothing else, it

separates the true altruists from the opportunists. The film has so many characters and subplots that Soderbergh inevitably fails to do justice to them all; for instance, the tale of a WHO epidemiologist (Marion Cotillard) in a Chinese village remains frustratingly open ended. A TV miniseries format might have better served Soderbergh’s ambitions than a feature film. But would a major network air a show that developed a scary premise in such painstaking, unyielding detail? Perhaps not, especially since that scary premise is all too plausible. MARGOT HARRISON

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colomBiANAHH1/2 Appropriately named action director Olivier Megaton (of Transporter 3) helms this tale of a hit woman (Zoe Saldana) nursing a plan to avenge her murdered parents. With Michael Vartan. Luc Besson wrote and produced. (105 min, PG-13. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Welden) coNtAGioNHHHH A deadly airborne virus menaces a star-studded cast — and the rest of the globe — in this thriller from Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard and Gwyneth Paltrow. (105 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Sunset)

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cRAZY, StUpiD, loVE.HHH A settled suburbanite (Steve Carell) whose marriage is on the skids receives dating tutelage from a bar-scene player (Ryan Gosling) in this ensemble comedy from the Bad Santa team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. With Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Analeigh Tipton. (118 min, PG-13. Bijou, Majestic, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) tHE DEBtHHH Two retired Mossad secret agents find themselves revisiting one of their successful Nazi-hunting missions in this thriller from director John (Shakespeare in Love) Madden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. (114 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy)

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HoRRiBlE BoSSESHHHH This being the recession, three put-upon employees (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) apparently can’t just quit. So they hatch a plan to murder their titular supervisors instead, in this comedy from director Seth Gordon. With Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston as the bosses. (100 min, R. Stowe)


tHE lASt moUNtAiNHHHH1/2 Bill Haney’s documentary chronicles the battle of a group of West Virginians with a company that blasts their mountaintops to access coal, raising larger questions about America’s energy sources. (95 min, PG. Palace)

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30 miNUtES oR lESSH1/2 Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery boy pulled into a not-so-genius bank robbery plot in this action comedy from director Ruben (Zombieland) Fleischer. With Nick Swardson, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari. (83 min, R. Big Picture, Bijou)

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BUcKY lARSoN: BoRN to BE A StAR1/2H Nick Swardson and some fake buck teeth star in this comedy about a grocery bagger who sets out to start his Hollywood career after learning his parents were once porn stars. With Don Johnson and Christina Ricci. Tom (The Hot Chick) Brady directed. (96 min, R. Essex)

tHE WHiStlEBloWER: A Midwestern mom (Rachel Weisz) travels to Bosnia to serve on a UN police force and uncovers startling truths about human trafficking in this fact-inspired drama from director Larysa Kondracki. With Vanessa Redgrave and David Strathairn. (112 min, R. Roxy, Savoy)

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movies 3:50. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3-D) 1:05, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10. friday 16 — thursday 22 *Drive 1:35, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40. *I Don’t Know How She Does It 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30. *The Lion King (in 3D) 12:30 (Fri-Sun only), 1:30 (2-D), 2:35, 3:40, 4:40, 6:10, 7, 9:10. *Straw Dogs 1, 3:50, 6:30, 9:35. Warrior 12:50 (Fri-Sun only), 1 (Mon-Thu only), 3:40, 6:40, 9. contagion 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:20. The Debt 3:30, 6:20, 8:50. our Idiot Brother 6:50. Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D (3-D) 1:15. The Help

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wednesday 14 — thursday 15 Apollo 18 9. The Debt 6:30, 9. The Help 6:15, 9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 6:30, 9. The Smurfs 6:30. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3-D) 6:15. transformers: Dark of the moon (3-D) 9. friday 16 — thursday 22 *I Don’t Know How She Does It 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. *The Lion King (in 3D) 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. *Straw Dogs 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. The Help 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:15, 9. The Debt 6:30, 9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 1:30 (Sat & Sun only).


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wednesday 14 — thursday 15 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 1:15, 4, 7, 9:25.

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friday 16 — thursday 22 *Life, Above All 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6 (except Fri & Wed), 8 (except Wed). *The Whistleblower 1 & 3:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 8:40.

wednesday 14 — thursday 15 colombiana 6:40. our Idiot Brother 7:10. crazy, Stupid, Love. 6:50. Apollo 18 7.

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wednesday 14 — thursday 15 contagion 1:40, 4:10, 6:50, 8:30, 9:40. Warrior 1, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15. Apollo 18 2, 4:25, 7:20, 9:25. The Debt 1:25, 4, 6:45, 9:20. Shark Night 3D (3-D) 1:15, 4:40, 7, 9:30. colombiana 6:15, 9:05. our Idiot Brother 1:50, 4:20, 7:15, 9:35. Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D (3-D) 1:30, 3:40. The Help 1:10, 4:30, 8. crazy, Stupid, Love. 6:30. The Smurfs 1:20,


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wednesday 14 — thursday 15 contagion 7. Apollo 18 7. The Help 7. Full schedule not available at press time.


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wednesday 14 — thursday 15 contagion 1:10, 3:20, 7, 9:25. Apollo 18 1:15, 6:20. The Debt 1:05, 3:55, 6:50, 9:20. our Idiot Brother 3, 8:10. Sarah’s Key 1:20, 4, 7:10, 9:30. The Help 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15. crazy, Stupid, Love. 8:45. midnight in Paris 1:25, 4:05, 6:40. friday 16 — thursday 22 *Beats, Rhymes & Life 4, 8:35. *The Devil’s Double 1:05, 6:20. *Drive 1:15, 3:30, 7:10, 9:20. *I Don’t Know How She Does It 1, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:15. *The Whistleblower 1:20, 3:40, 6:30. contagion 1:10,

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friday 16 — sunday 18 *Drive at 7:45, followed by Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark at 9:45, followed (Fri & Sat only) by our Idiot Brother. contagion at 7:45, followed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes at 9:45, followed (Fri & Sat only) by crazy, Stupid, Love.


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novel. With Patricia Clarkson. Lone (An Education) Scherfig directed. (108 min, PG-13. Palace; ends 9/15) OUR IDIOT BROTHER★★★ In his latest comedy, Paul Rudd plays against type as a moony-eyed slacker who invades the lives of his three more uptight sisters. With Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel. Jesse (The Ex) Peretz directed. (90 min, R. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, Welden) PROJECT NIM: James Marsh’s documentary looks at a landmark nature-versus-nurture experiment in the 1970s, in which a young chimpanzee was raised like a human child. (90 min, NR. Savoy; ends 9/15) RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES★★★1/2 So, how did those apes take over planet Earth, anyway? In this reboot-slash-prequel to the sci-fi classic, we discover that genetic engineering and state-of-theart CGI creature rendering were involved. Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis and John Lithgow. Rupert (The Escapist) Wyatt directed. (104 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Palace, Sunset) SARAH’S KEY★★ Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American journalist in Paris who uncovers disturbing secrets when she researches the fate of a Jewish family that inhabited her apartment until 1942. Gilles Paquet-Brenner directed. (111 min, PG-13. Roxy, Savoy; ends 9/15) SHARK NIGHT 3D★ The director of Snakes on a Plane, David Ellis, brings us sharks in a lake. As you might expect, these fresh-water beasts are hungry for college kids. But will they bite into the already modest box-office record of last summer’s Piranha 3D? Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Katharine McPhee star. (91 min, PG-13. Essex [3-D], Majestic [3-D], Palace [2-D], Paramount [3-D]; ends 9/15)

THE SMURFS★1/2 The little blue dudes accustomed to inhabiting a magical land of limited vocabulary find themselves in present-day NYC in this live-action/animation hybrid. With Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry contributing the voice of Smurfette. Raja (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) Gosnell directed. (86 min, PG. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Majestic) SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D★★ In the fourth franchise entry, Jessica Alba plays a spy mommy whose intrepid tween offspring (Mason Cook and Rowan Blanchard) battle a villain who wants to “steal time.” With Joel McHale and Jeremy Piven. Robert Rodriguez, still not bored of these films, wrote and directed. (89 min, PG. Capitol, Essex, Majestic [3-D], Palace)

WARRIOR★★★1/2 The Fighter in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, or just a festival of faux accents? Londoner Tom (Bronson) Hardy and Australian Joel Edgerton play two Pittsburgh brothers fighting for the same trophy. With Nick Nolte and Jennifer Morrison. Gavin O’Connor directed. (139 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic) WINNIE THE POOH★★★1/2 Disney makes a play for the nostalgic adult audience (and their kids, of course) with this old-school hand-drawn animation based on A.A. Milne’s stories of the honey-loving bear; his depressive companion, Eeyore; and their forest friends. With the voices of John Cleese, Jim Cummings, Bud Luckey and Craig Ferguson. Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall directed. (69 min, G. Palace; ends 9/15)



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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON★★ The Autobots, Decepticons and Shia LaBeouf are back to do and survive more smashing in the third entry in the toy-based franchise from director Michael Bay. Megan Fox is not — the role of Hot Girl Implausibly Involved With Our Hero has been taken by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. With Hugo Weaving, Ken Jeong and Patrick Dempsey. (157 min, PG-13. Capitol [3-D]; ends 9/15)



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Two men wearing heavy makeup, women’s clothing and wigs held up a Denver jewelry store at gunpoint, forcing the owners to unlock display cases. They then stuffed the jewelry in garbage bags and fled. Sonny’s Rocks owners Mark Allen and Mike Nedler told police the stolen items were mostly display samples that are worthless outside the store. (Denver’s KCNC-TV)

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Swedish authorities arrested Richard Handl, 31, for trying to split atoms in his kitchen. Handl, who is unemployed, explained he bought the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium on the Internet and from Germany and tried setting up a nuclear reactor at home in Angelholm. After causing a small meltdown on his stove, Handl contacted Sweden’s Radiation Authority to make sure his experiments were legal. Police were dispatched immediately. Handl stated he was just “curious” about splitting atoms but admitted his plan was “crazy.” (Britain’s Telegraph)

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Surveillance video at a pet shop in Mesa, Ariz., showed Eric Fiegel, 22, stealing several snakes, including baby boa constrictors, by stuffing them down his pants and walking out. Police said 802.863.2568 Fiegel went to another pet store and traded some of the snakes for $175 and a large reptile tank. (Phoenix’s Arizona 8/23/11 1:18 PM Republic)

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Thieves broke into a British museum in Hertfordshire and used a large hammer to pry loose two rhinoceros horns from taxidermy displays. The stolen horns would have been worth about $400,000, Natural History Museum officials said, only the displays were resin replicas with no financial value. (BBC News)

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Honesty Not the Best Policy When Willie David Rice, 45, appeared in federal court to answer charges that he guarded a brothel in Oakland Park, Fla., U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas asked Rice his occupation. “Criminal,” Rice answered. Explaining he’s never had legitimate employment, he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. (South Florida’s Sun Sentinel) Michael Andes, 29, called police in Shelton, Conn., around 2 a.m. to report illegally parking his car in a handicapped parking spot on purpose because police don’t enforce parking laws. He placed 15 more calls over the next few minutes, each time berating the dispatcher about the lack of enforcement. When officers arrived and found the illegally parked vehicle,

they said Andes approached them yelling and screaming about the lack of enforcement. When he refused their order to calm down, they shot him with a Taser and arrested him. He was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Police also issued him a ticket for parking in a handicapped space without a permit. (Hartford Courant)

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The California Senate passed a bill that would require hotels to use fitted sheets. Noting scores of housekeepers suffer back injuries each year lifting heavy mattresses to replace and tuck in flat sheets, the bill’s author, state Sen. Kevin De Leon, declared the measure, which would also require hotels to provide maids with special tools so they can clean bathrooms without having to stoop or get down on their hands and knees, would be the first law of its kind in the nation. “My mother was a housekeeper,” De Leon explained, “and worked herself to the bone.” (Los Angeles Times)

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Hoping to boost attendance, a Spanish soccer team is encouraging its male fans to make donations to local sperm banks while watching an erotic movie that the team produced. La Liga’s Zombies Calientes del Getafe has struggled to fill its 17,000-seat stadium, the smallest in its division. “We are few, and we have to be more,” said the video’s creator, Angel Torres. “We have to move a mass of fans to seed the world with Getafe supporters.” The team’s commercial on national television shows a Getafe fan eyeing an empty stadium while a narrator says the solution to low attendance “is simple. It’s within you. We talk about donating sperm. The more donors, the better.” The commercial cuts to halfnaked zombies rolling around on beds saying how important it is to get Getafe back on track. The next scene shows the Getafe supporter marching to the sperm bank with fellow fans and heading into individual cubicles to complete their mission. (Britain’s Daily Mail)

Tipping the Scales of Justice

A New York appeals court overturned the robbery conviction of 400-pound Eric Kenley, 48, because the police lineup where witnesses identified him didn’t include any other 400-pound men. “Although the fillers were large men, there was a very noticeable weight difference between defendant and the fillers,” the Appellate Division ruling stated, suggesting that the “situation would call for … some kind of covering to conceal the weight difference.” (New York Post)

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coming days. but make sure your motivations are pure and humble, please. if the daring improvisation you launch is fueled by arrogance or the urge to dominate, your efforts to shake things up for the greater good will fail. Fight against what reynolds calls “terrified niceness” — but do it with fierce compassion, not sneering rage.

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“Everything is unique,” said the 19th-century authors known as the Goncourt brothers, who wrote all their books together. “Nothing happens more than once in a lifetime. The physical pleasure that a certain woman gave you at a certain moment, the exquisite dish that you ate on a certain day — you will never meet either again. Nothing is repeated, and everything is unparalleled.” Of course this is always true. But I suspect you will be more intensely aware of it in the coming days than you have in a long time. In part that’s because the sensations and experiences headed your way will be so piquantly unique, so exquisitely fresh. And in part it’s because you’ll be wide awake to the novel pleasures that are possible when you appreciate the fact that everything changes all the time.


(May 21-June 20): according to april Winchell’s book Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF, here are some of the treasures you can find for sale at a toy pig made from a root beer can; a “juicy enchanted pouch” for holding runes; a handmade hornet’s nest; a stuffed feral goat fashioned to resemble a unicorn; fake tapeworms that are actually spray-painted fettucine; and a “haunted ouija board las Vegas casino-style blackjack roulette poker chip.” i would absolutely love it if you designed something like this and hawked it on etsy, gemini. your skill as an idiosyncratic creator will soon be peaking, as will your capacity for marketing the most unique aspects of your shtick and style.

caNceR (June 21-July 22): “specialization

is for insects,” said science-fiction writer robert Heinlein. “a human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, pitch manure, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently.” i bring this thought to your attention, Cancerian, because it’s an excellent time for you to broaden your understanding and expand your repertoire. How many of the things that Heinlein names can you do? Make a list of your talents, and try to add some new ones to that list in the coming weeks.

(July 23-aug. 22): a veterinarian in nashville was asked to do something he had never done: diagnose and treat a wounded whooping crane. experts devoted to safeguarding the endangered species advised him to wear a billowy white suit. That way the wild bird would be more likely to accept his attention. “you learn very quickly how to communicate dressed as a marshmallow,” the vet said after completing his work. be prepared for a metaphorically similar encounter, leo. you, too, may face a prospect that resembles interspecies conversation. i hope you’ll be as adaptable as the vet.

libRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): “sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul,” said environmentalist edward abbey. The “ruin” doesn’t happen all of a sudden, because of a single small failure to translate sincere intentions into good works. rather, it’s the result of longrunning laziness or passivity — a consistent inability to do what one’s passions demand. if there is even a shred of this tendency in your makeup, libra, now is an urgent time to shed it. according to my astrological analysis, you simply must carry out your soul’s mandates. scoRpio

(oct. 23-nov. 21): i would of course never advocate burning all copies of the book Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself. i’m a staunch defender of freedom of speech, even if the speech offends my moral sense. on the other hand, my freedom of speech allows me to advise you to strenuously avoid that book and any influence that resembles it. in my astrological opinion, you need to actually become a better person in the coming weeks, not just pretend you are. Here’s a good place to start: Don’t just pay lip service to the idea of supporting others’ freedom of speech. Help them claim and express that freedom, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

sagittaRiUs (nov. 22-Dec. 21): every one of us is born with up to 150 new mutations that make us different from both of our parents. Most of those genetic alterations are neutral in their effects. some are negative and a few may be beneficial. i bring this to your attention, sagittarius, because you’re entering a phase when it’s possible to take more advan

tage of your positive mutations than you ever have before. Can you guess what they are? try to, because you’re primed to tap in to their fuller potential.

capRicoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Dictionary.

com says there are 19 words in the english language with no perfect rhymes. among them are six words that are useful in constructing this week’s horoscope for you: cusp, glimpsed, depth, rhythm, gulf and opus. i like the fact that none of them rhyme because it’s symbolic of the task you have ahead of you. you’re on the cusp of a shift in your rhythm that will take you out of your depth, compelling you to close the gulf between you and a resource that will be crucial for you to have access to in the future. you’ve glimpsed what needs to be done — the creation of a new opus — but in order to accomplish it, you will need to be motivated by a frustration that feels like having to rhyme unrhymeable words.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Jerusalem syndrome is a temporary psychological phenomenon that on rare occasions overtakes travelers who visit Jerusalem. Under the influence of ancient holy sites, these people may become obsessed with religious themes or experience delusions that they are characters from stories in the bible or Koran. i don’t expect you to fall under the sway of such an outbreak, aquarius, but i do suspect that you will soon have some intense spiritual stirrings. to ensure that they will enlighten you, not dishevel you, stay well grounded. Have regular meals, please. sleep well and exercise now and then.

pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): My Pisces friend

rana satori stewart coined some new words that happen to be perfect for you to begin using and embodying. “blissipline,” she says, is “the commitment to experiencing a little or a lot of bliss every day; the practice of expanding one’s capacity for bliss and being open to receive it in any moment.” a “blissiplinarian” is “someone who enforces pleasure and invites opportunities for more pleasure,” while a “blissciple” is a person who aspires to master the art of blissipline. i encourage you to be a blissciple, Pisces, because it will put you in sync with the effervescent invitations the cosmos has scheduled for you.

aRies (March 21-april 19): “an awakened aries would rather err on the side of making a daring, improvisational mistake than cuddle up with passionless peace,” writes astrologer Hunter reynolds. “He or she knows that creative conflict can be a greater unifying force than superficial harmony.” This is an excellent keynote for you to keep in mind during the

John allwood, an australian melon picker, used his head to smash 47 watermelons in 60 seconds. That broke the previous world record of 40 in a minute, also set by him a couple of years earlier. i’ve chosen him to be your role model for the coming week, taurus — for two reasons. First, you’re primed to outstrip a personal best you achieved some time back. so do it! second, it’s a perfect time to use your head in fun and creative ways.


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give oral I love sex, early morning, late night, doesn’t matter. I love clean-shaved pussy to throw my tornado tongue into, as well as 69. My thing is wine, dine 69, or we could skip the wine and dine and go right into 69. Whatever works for you, cause when you’re with me it’s about you first. I come last. sbnate, 30, #121871 Young Guy Seeks Shapely Woman I’m a young enthusiastic lover. I am very turned on by older women and women with curves. I enjoy giving pleasure. Looks don’t matter as I think all women are beautiful. Forget Kate Moss, I’d take Delta Burke over her any day. Inspector_Blot, 26, l, #121860 Heavy Metal Thick I can host a night with full entertainment, from a wonderful meal to massage and what ever you think you would like to do with the night. I’m outspoken and love to make sure you’ll have a wonderful time

Penobscot I want you I think we may be looking for the same thing. I am married, but the spice is gone. I just want to have hot, crazy sex with you. imyours, 38, #121839

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Couple seeking Female for Fantasy/Fun Goth Grrl, young-looking professional, in early 40s and her S.O., 30-ish, in a committed relationship but seeking a female companion to live out our fantasies. We are skilled and attentive lovers, D&D free. We are both slender and fit and are seeking someone who is also weight-proportionate to height, D&D free, interested in sharing mutual pleasure with no complications/strings attached. GothPrincess, 42, l, #118172 Paper or Plastic? Now that we’ve got your attention! We are an attractive, respectful and fun

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Single, Good-looking, Well-adjusted Freaker for you! I’m a good-looking, relatively athletic, mostly straight but occasionally bi dude. I have friends and a life that I’d feel weird exposing to my kinkier side. So I happily keep the two separate and only occasionally foray into this kind of freaky shit. But now is one of those times! I’m intelligent, professional, 5’10”, 165 lbs. and super creative. StraightEdgeTaboo, 33, #121984 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFILE: What sex toy/piece of BDSM equipment is your favorite and why? It’s pretty situational, I guess. But a strap-on is always fun for obvious reasons. Definitely not a necessity, though. Most of the time it’s best when you’re just working with what you got. with interesting conversation and a free-spirited outlook for a good time. marshall6828, 43, l, #121859 Showtime Be the star of your own show. I love to watch real-life porn. Good company and nice conversation. Let’s hang out and let me watch you and the wife get it on. VOUYER, 51, #119369 Want a friend that sucks? Looking for an open-minded guy who’d consider getting sucked off in private. I’m average looking and straight acting but I have a deep-down need to give head. I’m friendly, honest, funny, clean, healthy, discreet and tired of being frustrated. If getting blown is something you’d consider or want to talk about, let me know. frndindeed, 36, #119849 Seeking Discreet Lover Seeking creative, discreet, sensually aware female (who also needs to be discreet) for periodic and dynamic adult play. I’m a WM, 40’s, independent, very secure, intelligent, fit, d&d free and selective. UB2. Let’s connect, take it slow, and map out some unforgettable excitement together. Discreet4Discreet, 44, #121842

couple! We are looking for a bi-female to enjoy some fun with us! We are both clean, D&D free and professionals in the community so discretion is a must. Looking forward to hearing from you! SexyVTCouple, 28, l, #121887 Cum Play With Us We are a fun, attractive couple who like to play with others from time to time. We have played together and alone with both singles and couples. Our lives have been over-the-top interesting with travel, outdoor recreation and a wide circle of friends. Join us! TwoForYou2011, 56, #121917 Curious couple want 1 more Married white couple, 27m 26f, seeking 23- to 29-year-old female for spicing things up and for adventure, pleasure and excitement to join us. You ready? Must be clean/d/d free. 2for1special, 27, #115341

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HOTTEST MAN AT HAMMERFIT! You’re the reason I go to the gym! You: 5’10”, 30 years old. You’re there weeknights around 6. Work in Montpelier? Your first name is Dan and I love your bald head and your incredible body! Were you a Marine? I can’t wait to see you again! Too bad you have kids :(. I’m hot and horny as hell for you! When: Thursday, September 1, 2011. Where: Hammerfit Gym. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909456 Tall, blond runner near UVM I’ve seen you running a few times now on my evening commute. You are tall (probably over 5’10”) with blond hair. The most recent was on Thursday, September 8, around 5 p.m., crossing Main Street from East Avenue to Spear Street. The other times were along Pearl Street by the Trinity Campus and along East Avenue. You take my breath away! When: Thursday, September 8, 2011. Where: Spear St./East Ave./Pearl St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909455 Lonely Swinger? You’re always swinging. I’m always working when I see you. Battery Park in front of the PD. You were wearing a red hoodie today and your hair was in a pony tail. I was wearing a traffic vest and black hat sitting in the truck behind you. Been tempted to swing and talk if you’d like the company :). When: Friday, September 9, 2011. Where: Battery Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909454

was wearing glasses. I was sitting diagonally from you a few tables away. Am I right? When: Thursday, September 8, 2011. Where: Chef’s Corner, Williston. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909450 Beauty at the Essex Cinemas Saw you and your son(?) pedaling up to the movies and then hoping that your preffered flick was playing. Secretly hoped that your choice was unavailable so I could invite you to join

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Back Fence of Concert Stage Walking toward the fair entrace with a couple sweatshirts over my arm I sensed someone looking at me. There was you, only your head visible over the fence looking right at me. I smiled, you smiled back. You told me I had a great smile, I agreed you did too. When: Thursday, September 1, 2011. Where: Champlain Valley Fair. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909443 City Market 9/7 Coffee Bar You were the incredibly handsome man in a green ball cap and and shirt. We smiled at the coffee station when we went for the milk at the same time. You bought coffee and a banana. Your smiling eyes lit up my morning. Thanks! When: Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Where: City Market. You: Man. Me: Man. #909442 you had me at gross You: sporting sunglasses on your head, drinking Guinness with a friend. Your buddy’s gf showed up, they kissed, you said “grosssss.” Me: apps and drinks with my friend, laughing at your comment, we made eye contact but I couldn’t hold your stare long enough to call it eye sex. I’d like to eye sex you another time if you’re available. When: Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Where: Sweetwaters bar. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909441 Fedora-wearing biker You were biking with two other friends and you waved to me as I was trying to move my mane out of my face. You looked cute! Hopefully I’ll see you around again. Say hello next time! When: Friday, September 2, 2011. Where: Next to Shaws on Shelburne Rd. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909440 homes

Hero’s Welcome John, We enjoyed having lunch with you at Hero’s Welcome on Sat., 8/27. I was pleasantly surprised to run into you at the Skirack on 8/28. Please come visit us (you might want to wait until the roads are HD friendly); we would enjoy sharing a table with you again. I’ll introduce you to my heroes. Safe travels, Petite Biker When: Saturday, August 27, 2011. Where: Hero’s Welcome, North Hero. You: Man. Me: Woman. u #909446

West Coast lady (Hollywood) Hollywoodgrrrrl, I saw you on Church Street the other day. I’m from SoCal, too. Hit me up. Russian_beauty. I can show you what’s what. When: Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Where: Out and about. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #909436 Sweetie Mcgee You make my heart go pitter-patter. When I eat your cookies I slowly get fatter. Maybe my stomach will one day grow as big as your heart, but I don’t think so. Happy, happy birthday, lovely, lovely lady. When: Monday, September 5, 2011. Where: Ka-bought. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909435 CRV boy on 89N You had a blueish SUV with an MCLA sticker on it. You slowed down when I got boxed in and took the lead once

Dear Mistress Maeve,

I am 21 years old, and I got married when I was 19. I love my wife, but for about a year now, we have gotten into countless arguments. I love her a lot (she actually took my virginity), but everyone is saying I got married too young. I think everyone might be right because, well, I have cheated on her a couple of times — only with men. I don’t always want men, but I have dreams about them, most recently about a mutual friend of ours who I had a crush on prior to being married. I don’t know if I’m just being overly dramatic, or if this is the final sign saying I should divorce my wife. I love her, but there are too many problems.


Confused Dreamer

Dear Confused Dreamer,

I’m not going to sugarcoat this — you’ve got some serious stuff to figure out, and it’s not going to be easy. Each person is different and travels a unique path, so I won’t say unequivocally that you got married too young, but it’s a safe bet. You’re clearly still figuring out your desires, and that’s very difficult to do with a ring on your finger. You need to think about what you truly want out of a relationship and out of life. If you feel confused, it’s best to seek counseling, preferably from a reputable, gay-friendly therapist who will not judge you or steer you in any particular direction. Being that you’re 21, you can still seek the free services of Outright Vermont, an organization that offers a supportive and empowering environment for queer and questioning youth (visit them at outrightvt. org). Most importantly, remember that you’re not alone: Many people have ever-evolving relationships with sexuality, and countless people have troubled marriages. At this point, your main objective should be to maintain honesty and integrity — no more lying and no more cheating while you figure out your next move.

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Chef’s Corner I saw you Thursday. I think you were looking at me and I noticed you. You were wearing a yellowish colored shirt with khaki pants sitting with a lady. You have dark hair and dark eyes. I have medium wavy dark brown hair,

Wendy Wu love you! Here we go, continuing to love and grow together! We did it babe; conquered it like always. Come mow down my bedRUM roses or anythAng else you’d like on the weekAEND at HerbNFoods. Te amo tanto partner in crime, you rock my blue rock. When: Saturday, September 6, 2008. Where: Alameda, CA. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909447

Happy (almost) Birthday You still look like a universe, composed of constellations. Thanks for reflecting this life of snowglitter, rainbowshadows, moondrool and puddlelove back to me so magically. Yours, in truth and love. When: Sunday, February 27, 2011. Where: In the nest. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909438

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Mark’s Barn Sale, Johnson VT Gorgeous silver-haired woman, early Saturday morning. You found an item but had to go the ATM across the street. We passed and smiled at each other. Me: tallish, white hair, red shirt. I was smitten! Became tongue tied and didn’t know what to say without looking like an idiot. If you are unattached, would like to hear from you. When: Saturday, September 3, 2011. Where: Mark’s barn sale. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909451

girl driving inside. Down the road you drove with your business name and number on the back window. I was in a silver Impreza caught in awe as you drove away like a horse free in a field on a sunny day. When: Saturday, September 3, 2011. Where: Shelburne Road. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909448

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helping jump fence at fair 3Doors down show at the fairgrounds. Saw you standing with some friends and thought you were sexy. I said, “Hey will you help me jump this fence?” Surprised you didn’t even hesitate or ask if I was joking. Wanted to say thank you! Was hoping you’d jump it too. Lucky I didn’t get caught. Hope you see this I Spy! When: Friday, September 2, 2011. Where: Essex fairgrounds. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909452

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Goddess of the RhinoFest Malia, this is the Aborigonal Harmonica man. Monday nights at Bagitos in Montpelier is the open mic. Most everyone knows me there and if I’m not me and my gaggle of girls at planet there they can tell you how to reach In Line At Hanny’s of the apes! Single? Available? Let’s me in Woodbury. I tried through Seven 1 September 6/14/10 2:39:13 PM You: with your hair cut. Me: needing 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd meet! When: Sunday, Days already, and I will keep trying. one. A wink and a smile and my heart 4, 2011. Where: Essex Cinema. You: Hope to see you again. Geoffrey. PS: was lost to you forever. I miss you Woman. Me: Man. #909449 Maybe you can call and leave a message and love you dearly my Sexy Lion. there? When: Saturday, August 6, When: Wednesday, September Free-spirited horse lover 2011. Where: RhinoFest Bonfire. 7, 2011. Where: Middlebury. You: As you drove by I saw the icon with the You: Woman. Me: Man. #909439 Man. Me: Woman. #909453 arms open wide, and a beautiful blond

I was free. My last minute attempt at your number before you got off 14E failed. I copied wrong! Thanks for the quickest, most entertaining drive I’ve had in awhile, 413 boy. When: Friday, September 2, 2011. Where: I 89 North.

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