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United Way

Fashionista

Rebellion

See how local social services agencies are measuring progress toward their goals in our pull-out.

Artist Anjanette Lemak opened a Middlebury boutique that specializes in corsets. See Page 3A.

Visiting South Burlington topped WKH08+6Ă€HOGKRFNH\WHDPRQ its Senior Day. See Page 1B.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 41

Middlebury, Vermont

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 â—† 44 Pages

75¢

Schools  seek  to   combat  bullying 2I¿FLDOVXVHDZLGHYDULHW\RIWRROVWR tackle  problems  at  school  and  online  

LONGTIME  CUSTOMER  BILL  Larrabee  gets  a  haircut  from  Tracy  Raymond  at  Bud’s  Barbershop  on  Merchants  Row  in  Middlebury  Tuesday  morn-­ ing.  The  barbershop  building  will  have  to  be  temporarily  removed  to  accommodate  replacement  of  the  railroad  overpass  next  spring.

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By the way

The  seniors   of   Russ   Sholes   Se-­ nior  Center  are  in  need  of  contain-­ ers   to   take   home   their   leftovers.   One-­pound   soft   margarine   con-­ tainers,   with   covers,   are   the   best   size   for   them.   If   you   have   any   containers   of   this   size   to   donate,   please   drop   off   the   clean   contain-­ ers  with  covers  to  the  Russ  Sholes   (See  By  the  way,  Page  12A)

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Meal site offers safe place to reflect Patrons of community lunches and suppers tell their stories Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  This  is  the  second   in  a  two-­part  series  that  highlights   the   people   and   programs   of   the   Charter   House   Coalition,   a   non-­

SUR¿W RUJDQL]DWLRQ GHGLFDWHG WR providing  basic   food   and   housing   to   people   in   need   in   and   around   Middlebury.  Cate  Costley,  a  junior  

at  Middlebury   College,   worked   this   past   summer   with   the   coali-­ tion.   Through   this   work   she   had   the   chance   to   connect   and   con-­ verse  with  individuals  who  receive   assistance   through   the   coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   programs.   Here,   Costley   shares   the   sto-­ ries  of  those  she  met  and  tells  how   these  stories  helped  shape  her  own   experience.   By  CATE  COSTLEY MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   setting   LVVLPSOHDURRPÂżOOHGZLWKFKHFN-­ HUHGWDEOHFORWKVSODVWLFFXSVIROG-­ LQJFKDLUVDQGSDSHUQDSNLQV7KH IRRG LV KRPHVSXQ EDNHG EHDQV FKLFNHQ DQG ULFH FDVVHUROH DQG IXGJ\ EURZQLHV 7KH VRXQGV DUH IDPLOLDUWKHKXPRIFRQYHUVDWLRQ WKH VKXIĂ&#x20AC;H RI IHHW DQG WKH TXLHW PHORG\RIDSLDQR %XWLWLVWKHSHRSOHZKRDUHPRVW YLYLGLQP\PLQG,WLVWKHLQGLYLG-­ XDOVZKRVWD\ZLWKPHLQDOOWKHLU GLJQLW\DQGSDLQDQGKRSH 7KHSHRSOHZKRDUULYHDW&RP-­ PXQLW\ /XQFK DQG &RPPXQLW\ 6XSSHU FRPH IURP DOO FRUQHUV RI WKH 0LGGOHEXU\ FRPPXQLW\ WKH\ FRPHIURPDOOZDONVRIOLIHDQGDOO NLQGVRIEDFNJURXQGV %XWHYHU\GD\WKLVSDVWVXPPHU , VDZ KRZ D VKDUHG PHDO KDV WKH ability   to   bring   us   together.   By   VHUYLQJ D VDWLVI\LQJ KHDOWK\ IUHH PHDOWRKXQJU\GLQHUVDW&RPPX-­ QLW\ /XQFK RQ WKH ZHHNGD\V DQG &RPPXQLW\6XSSHURQ)ULGD\HYH-­ QLQJV,VDZKRZIRRGDQGFRQYHU-­ VDWLRQKDYHWKHDELOLW\WRQRXULVK EULQJMR\DQGIRVWHUIULHQGVKLS (YHU\LQGLYLGXDO,PHWWKLVVXP-­ PHUKDVDVWRU\DQGDYRLFH,DP KXPEOHG DQG KRQRUHG WKDW WKHVH LQGLYLGXDOV JDYH PH SHUPLVVLRQ JORDAN   DANIELS   OF   Leicester   gets   served   by   volunteer   Nancy   Mooney   during   Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   free   Community   Lunch   at   the   Charter   WR LQWHUYLHZ WKHP DQG VKDUH WKHLU ZRUGV7RHQVXUHWKHLUDQRQ\PLW\ House  in  Middlebury. (See  Meals,  Page  20A) Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell


PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  October  17,  2013

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Little  house  on  the  ridge A  HOUSE  IN  Shoreham  sits  on  a  ridge  in  front  of  the  distant  Adirondack  Mountains  last  week.

Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Grant  key  to  new  city  playground By  ANDY  KIRKALDY VERGENNES   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   proposed   Vergennes   toddler   playground   has   a   few   hurdles   to   clear   before   it   can   be   built  near  the  city  pool  this  spring.  The   project  depends  on  whether  the  city  re-­ ceives  a  $25,000  state  grant,  aldermen   heard  at  their  Oct.  8  meeting. Alderman  and  city  recreation  com-­ mittee  head  Joe  Klopfenstein  and  City   Manager   Mel   Hawley   updated   the   council   on   the   proposed   toddler   park   at  that  meeting.  

Klopfenstein  said   that   the   grant   from   the   Vermont   Recreation   Facili-­ ties  Program  is  critical,  especially  be-­ cause   the   parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   cost,   as   designed,   is   now  estimated  at  nearer  $50,000,  not   at  $30,000  as  had  been  hoped.   Without  the  grant,  he  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  proj-­ ect,   at   least   as   planned,   is   a   no-­go,â&#x20AC;?   adding,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   just   got   to   see   if   we   get  that  money.â&#x20AC;? Klopfenstein  also  said  the  commit-­ tee   would   be   working   with   Middle-­ buryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Landworks   landscape   design  

ÂżUPWRWZHDNWKHSOD\JURXQGSODQV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone  just   loves   that   design,   but   everyone   agrees   it   is   pricey,â&#x20AC;?   he   said. At   a   recent   public   meeting,   Klop-­ fenstein   also   said   some   questions   were  raised  about  the  park,  which  the   recreation  committee  hopes  to  site  be-­ tween  the  pool  and  East  Street,  next  to   the  recreation  complex  that  shares  an   entrance   from   East   Street   and   park-­ ing  with  Vergennes  Union  Elementary   (See  Vergennes,  Page  3A)

By  JOHN  FLOWERS an  estimated  33,340  gallons  of  water   MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   While   the   per   day   escaped   from   the   pool   dur-­ prospect   of   building   new   municipal   ing  each  day  it  was  in  use  this  past   RIÂżFHV DQG D QHZ UHFUHDWLRQ FHQWHU swim  season.  That  came  up  to  a  total   is  grabbing  most  of  the  headlines  in   of   2,435,000   gallons,   according   to   Middlebury   these   days,   the   town   is   Middlebury   Director   of   Operations   also   taking   stock   in   two   other   sub-­ Dan  Werner. stantial   capital   projects:   major   re-­ The   town   hired   Aquatic   Devel-­ pairs  to  a  portion  of  the  Ilsley  Public   opment   Group   (ADG)   Inc.,   a   New   Library  roof,  and  the  need  to  install  a   York  company  that  sells  and  inspects   liner  in  the  town  swim-­ aquatic   equipment,   to   ming  pool. take  a  close  look  at  the   The   Ilsley   Library   Without a municipal  pool  and  its   roof   has   been   showing   pool liner, an GHÂżFLHQFLHV WKLV SDVW wear   and   tear,   to   the   estimated spring.   extent   that   there   have   The   company   rec-­ 33,340 gallons ommended   been   signs   of   moisture   about   attacking   the   building.   of water per $130,000   in   upgrades,   Library   directors   have   day escaped including  work  on  the   contracted   with   Mid-­ from the town gutter   grating,   wad-­ dlebury-­based   Vermont   LQJ SRRO SXPSÂżOWHU Integrated   Architecture   swimming pool wading   pool   disinfec-­ (VIA)   to   put   together   a   during each tion  system,  automatic   roof  repair  plan.   chemical   controller,   day it was in That   plan   will   con-­ use this past and  system  monitoring   sider   better   insulation,   gauges.   But   the   big-­ a   watertight   envelope   swim season. gest  ticket  item  among   and  replacement  asphalt   That came them   is   installation   of   shingles   or   a   stand-­ up to a total a   pool   membrane   lin-­ ing   seam   metal   roof   on   ing  system. of 2,435,000 the   1988   portion   of   the   Water   has   been   es-­ roof,  according  to  Ilsley   gallons in caping   from   hairline   Library   Director   Kevin   2013. cracks   within   the   Unrath.   The   added   in-­ concrete   walls   of   the   VXODWLRQ RIÂżFLDOV VDLG pool,   as   well   as   from   could   also   cut   the   libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   annual   a   tiny   opening   where   the   stainless   heating  and  cooling  costs. steel  gutters  rest  on  top  of  the  pool.   /LEUDU\ RIÂżFLDOV DUH DOVR FRQ-­ Repeated   caulking   and   other   tem-­ cerned   about   ice   damming   that   is   SRUDU\ Âż[HV WKURXJKRXW WKH \HDUV RFFXUULQJ RQ D Ă&#x20AC;DW SRUWLRQ RI WKH have  failed  to  stem  water  from  es-­ roof  where  the  1988  portion  and  the   caping  the  pool,  which  was  built  in   older  section  (built  during  the  1920s)   1977. come  together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Middlebury)   staff   reports   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insulating  that  connection  will  be   WKH SRRO ORVHV D VLJQLÂżFDQW DPRXQW key,â&#x20AC;?  Unrath  said. of  water  on  a  daily  basis  during  the   Selectboard   Chairman   Dean   operating   season,â&#x20AC;?   the   ADG   report   George,   who   also   heads   up   the   stated.   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  public  works  committee,  said   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  amount  of  make-­up  water  re-­ early  estimates  show  the  library  roof   quired   to   keep   the   pool   at   a   proper   project  could  cost  around  $250,000,   operating  level  causes  the  pool  water   D ÂżJXUH WKDW RIÂżFLDOV KDG KRSHG to  never  have  the  opportunity  to  nat-­ would  come  in  considerably  lower. urally  warm,  resulting  in  complaints   Also   looming   on   the   to-­do   list   is   from   pool   patrons   about   the   water   the  installation  of  a  pool  liner  at  the   being  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;too  cold.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  While  the  addition   town  pool,  a  project  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  expected   RIDJDVÂżUHGKHDWHUZRXOGDOOHYLDWH to  cost  $80,000  to  $100,000,  accord-­ the  patron  complaints,  the  root  of  the   ing  to  George.  Without  such  a  liner,   problem  is  water  loss  from  the  pool,  

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custom  â&#x20AC;&#x153;wowâ&#x20AC;?  factor. All   of   Lemakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   corsets   are   lined   with   coutil,   a   sturdy   cotton   fabric   that   inhibits   penetration   of   the   cor-­ setâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bones  and  resists  stretching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   are   designed   to   last,â&#x20AC;?   Le-­ mak  said  of  her  corsets,  which  take   around   four   to   six   weeks   from   de-­ sign  to  completion  and  can  run  any-­ where  from  $1,200  to  $2,500. For   those   not   interested   in   corsets,   the   store   offers   other   clothing   and   craft   items   at   different   price   points.   &XVWRPHUVZLOOÂżQGOLQJHULHLPSRUWHG from  France  and  Japan,  and  soon  from   Italy.  Lemak  has  scoured  second-­hand   clothing   shops   for   an   assortment   of   fetching   skirts   that   she   said   can   be   handsomely  paired  with  corsets. The  store  shelves  are  stocked  with   pottery  creations  from  Tom  Homann   of   East   Middlebury.   Samples   of   Lemakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   jewelry,   photography   and   woodcraft   creations   are   also   avail-­ able   for   sale.  Among   them   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   min-­ iature   wooden   dressmaker   forms,   carved   out   of   solid   spalted   maple.   Each   form   stands   on   soldered   cage   work,  with  a  vintage  looking  patina.   Some  of  Lemakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  craft  creations  date   back  several  years,  before  she  imag-­ ined  she  would  run  her  own  store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All   of   these   things   I   created   20   years  ago  make  sense  in  this  space,â&#x20AC;?   Lemak  said  with  a  smile. Quiver  Corset  Co.  is  open  Tuesday   through  Thursday,  10  a.m.  to  4  p.m.,  

and  by   appointment.   Lemak   hopes   groups  of  women  will  make  appoint-­ PHQWV IRU ÂżWWLQJV WR FKHFN RXW WKH storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  offerings  and  to  socialize. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  nice,  relaxing  time,  almost   like  going  to  a  spa,â&#x20AC;?  Lemak  said. She  knows  that  some  women  will   seek  out  her  wares   with  the  idea  of   adding   an   extra   spark   to   their   rela-­ tionships.  But  Lemak  hopes  her  cli-­ ents  shop  with  themselves  at  the  top   of  the  list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   more   interested   in   women   knowing   they   are   beautiful   regard-­ less  of  their  size,â&#x20AC;?  Lemak  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When   you   feel   beautiful   from   within,  it  radiates  out.â&#x20AC;? Reporter   John   Flowers   is   at   johnf@addisonindependent.com.

By  ZACH  DESPART MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  The  lone  Mid-­ dlebury   College   student   that   took   part  in  the  vandalism  of  a  9/11  me-­ morial   on   the   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   campus   has   been  disciplined,  the  college  said  in   a  statement. Anna   Shireman-­Grabowski   was   suspended   for   one   year   for   violat-­ ing  several  college  policies,  includ-­ ing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;General   Conduct   Standards,   Respect  for  Persons  and  Respect  for   Property.â&#x20AC;?    The  college  did  not  name   Shireman-­Grabowski,   but   she   iden-­ WLÂżHG KHUVHOI DV D SDUWLFLSDQW LQ DQ online  post  shortly  after  the  incident.   Excerpts  of  this  post  were  published   in  the  Independent  last  month.   ,QWKHLQFLGHQWÂżYHSHRSOH6KLUH-­ man-­Grabowski,   Canadian   political   activist   Amanda   Lickers   and   three   XQLGHQWLÂżHG LQGLYLGXDOV ZKR ZHUH QRW VWXGHQWV UHPRYHG Ă&#x20AC;DJV SODFHG in  the  ground  as  a  memorial  to  those   who  lost  their  lives  in  the  Sept.  11,    WHUURULVW DWWDFNV 7KH Ă&#x20AC;DJV were  part  of  an  annual  memorial  co-­ ordinated  by  the  campus  Republican   and   Democratic   clubs.   Lickers   said   WKHĂ&#x20AC;DJVZHUHGHVHFUDWLQJDQDQFLHQW Abenaki  burial  ground,  though  a  lo-­ cal  Abenaki  chief  told  the  Indepen-­ dent   he   was   not   aware   of   any   such   site  on  the  Middlebury  Campus. 7KH ÂżYH SODFHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;DJV LQ JDU-­ bage   bags,   and   after   being   con-­ IURQWHG E\ VHYHUDO VWXGHQWV Ă&#x20AC;HG the   scene.   That   evening,   students   reconstructed   much   of   the   memo-­ rial.   Benjamin   Kinney-­Harris,   who   helped   organize   the   memorial,   said   WKH VWROHQ Ă&#x20AC;DJV ZHUH ODWHU UHWXUQHG to  him,  anonymously  placed  in  a  box   outside  his  door. Shireman-­Grabowski   appealed   the   suspension,   but   it   was   upheld   Oct.   9   by   the   Middlebury   Com-­ munity   Judicial   Board.   The   CJB   is   made   up   of   four   students,   one   staff  member,  two  faculty  members   and   one   dean.   Middlebury   Col-­ lege  spokesman  Stephen  Diehl  said   Shireman-­Grabowski,  a  senior,  will   be   eligible   for   readmission   in   the   fall  of  2014.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  Washington,  D.C.,   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  crazy;  we  elect  them $PHULFDUHDOO\ORDWKHV:DVKLQJWRQULJKWQRZDQGWKDWÂśVSUHSRVWHU-­ ous:  Our  Town  has  done  nothing  wrong. Washington  is  a  place  where  hundreds  of  children  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  play   soccer  this  past  weekend;Íž  where  cafeteria  workers,  janitors  and   secretaries  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  getting  paid  for  who  knows  how  long;Íž  where  buses   and  subway  trains  run  empty;Íž  where  shoeshine  guys  sit  idle;Íž  and   where  Girl  Scout  troops  had  to  cancel  annual  camping  trips. The  people  of  Washington  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  this  and  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  to  blame  for   LWHLWKHU$OOWKHFUD]\WKDWOHGWRWKLVDEVXUGLPSDVVHWKDWSURPSWHG the  Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  chaplain  to  pray  last  week,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save  us  from  the  mad-­ nessâ&#x20AC;??  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  imported  here  from  the  rest  of  the  country. $PHULFD\RXVHQWWKHVHJX\VKHUH7KH\UHSUHVHQWSOHQW\RI\RX none  of  us.  That  imported  brand  of  cuckoo  is  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  causing  this   government  shutdown. &RQVLGHUWKDWWKHQH[WWLPH\RXÂżQG\RXUVHOIVODPPLQJ:DVKLQJ-­ ton  as  a  political  cesspool.  Or,  as  the  New  York  Daily  News  put  it  in   its  memorable  â&#x20AC;&#x153;House  of  Turdsâ&#x20AC;?  front  page  last  week,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;D.C.  cess-­ pols  shut  down  government. The  problem  with  that  funny  headline:  These  pols  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  from   D.C.  President  Dwight  Eisenhower  nailed  it  when  he  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are  a  number  of  things  wrong  with  Washington.  One  of  them  is  that   everyone  is  too  far  from  home.â&#x20AC;? They  come  from  afar  and  forget  to  act  decently.  They  strong-­arm   DQGPDQLSXODWHDQGEURNHUDQGZLQNDQGWKHQĂ&#x20AC;\KRPHIRUSDQFDNH breakfasts  and  down-­home  photo  ops.   <RX$PHULFDVHQGXVSHRSOHOLNH5HS6WHYH6WRFNPDQ57H[DV a  former  homeless  man  with  a  drug  charge  under  his  belt  who  had   campaign  bumper  stickers  urging  the  arming  of  fetuses:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  Babies   +DG*XQV7KH\:RXOGQÂśW%H$ERUWHG´ $QGIRUPHUFRQJUHVVPDQ$QWKRQ\:HLQHU'1<ZKRÂśGVWLOOEH elbowing  people  out  of  the  way  at  news  conferences  to  get  in  front   of  the  cameras  if  he  hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  accidentally  tweeted  crotch  shots  to  vari-­ ous  women  who  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  his  wife  on  the  way  to  the  mike. Let  me  introduce  you  to  the  real  Washington,  a  place  that  bears   OLWWOHUHVHPEODQFHWRDFHVVSRRORUWRWKHUDUHÂżHGVFKPRR]LQJ revolving-­door  incestuousness  and  million-­dollar  backslapping   described  in  Mark  Leibovichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  best-­selling  book  about  Washington,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  Town.â&#x20AC;?  Leibovich  is  describing  political  Washington,  not  Our   Town. Our  Town  is  a  land  full  of  people  who  were  born  and  raised  here,   or  who  moved  here  decades  ago  to  work  and  raise  families:  the   beloved  barber,  the  Redskins  fan  who  painted  his  house  red  and   gold,  the  school  teacher  who  stays  late  every  day  to  conference  with   working  parents. The  great  irony  is  that  the  people  of  Our  Town  proper  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  actu-­ ally  have  a  vote  in  the  Capitol  of  Crazy. But  suddenly  our  parks,  streets  and  playgrounds  have  been  closed   E\ODZPDNHUVZKRDUULYHKHUHRQ0RQGD\DIWHUQRRQDQGĂ&#x20AC;\RXWRQ Thursday  so  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  spend  any  more  time  in  the  political   yuckpit  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  created. Our  Town  extends  to  the  sprawling  suburbs  of  Virginia  and   Maryland,  where  hundreds  of  thousands  of  analysts,  architects,   accountants,  waitresses,  doctors  and  construction  workers  live  and   work.  They  are  moderate,  reasonable  people  who  send  moderate  and   reasonable  representatives  to  Congress,  not  kooks. Many  of  them  are  hurting  right  now  because  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  fur-­ loughed  by  this  unnecessary  shutdown  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  nothing  more  than  a   giant  chess  game  for  the  folks  who  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  from  here.  Our  Town  is  the   sandwich  shops,  dry  cleaners,  taxi  drivers  and  food  trucks  getting   skunked  in  this  political  game. When  Miriam  Carey  was  gunned  down  by  police  after  her  wild  car   chase  through  our  Town  last  Thursday,  lawmakers  gave  a  standing   ovation  to  the  U.S.  Capitol  Police,  who  were  working  to  keep  these   folks  safe  even  though  they  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  getting  their  paychecks. The  very  next  day  a  man  saluted  the  Capitol,  doused  himself  with   JDVROLQHDQGVHWKLPVHOIRQÂżUH+HGLHG)ULGD\QLJKWDQGLQYHVWL-­ gators  still  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  who  he  was  or  what  his  motive  might  have   EHHQ$OOZHNQRZIRUVXUHLVWKDWKHKDGVRPHNLQGRIPHVVDJHDQG it  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  good. Meanwhile,  This  Town  went  on  with  its  life,  continuing  the   fundraising  dinners,  the  power  lunches.  They  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  really  care  what   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  done  to  Our  Town. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  how  brazen  and  hypocritical  they  are.  Last  week.  Rep.  Ran-­ dy  Neugebauer,  R-­Texas,  berated  a  U.S.  Park  Service  ranger  whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   been  told  she  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  allow  veterans  to  visit  the  shutdown  World   War  II  memorial.  He  had  a  nearly  bipolar  response  to  the  shutdown,   which  he  helped  orchestrate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Park  Service  should  be  ashamed,â&#x20AC;?  Neugebauer  said,  in  a   video  captured  by  NBC  News. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  ashamed,â&#x20AC;?  said  the  ranger,  a  citizen  of  Our  Town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well,  you  should  be,â&#x20AC;?  Neugebauer  said. No,  congressman.  You  and  your  colleagues  should  be  ashamed  of   what  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  done  to  Our  Town. Petula  Dvorak  writes  for  the  Washington  Post.

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Rambling  in  woods  west  of  New  England When  you  spend  most  of  your  time  in  Vermont,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  easy   Narrow   strips   of   farmland,   tucked   up   tight   against   the   to  forget  that  we  live  on  the  west  coast  of  New  England.   rapidly  rising  face  of  the  mountains,  are  noticeably  less  fer-­ $QG WKDW WR WKH ZHVW WKHUH LV D ZLOG NLQJGRP ZLWK IHZ tile.   equals  on  this  or  any  other  continent. The  towns  strung  along  Route  9N  look  tired  and  played   7KH$GLURQGDFN3DUNRQHRI$PHULFDÂśVODUJHVWZLOGHU-­ out,  like  the  farmland  itself.  The  sour-­mash  toilet  tang  of  the   ness   areas,   was   the   playground   of   my   youth   International  Paper  plant  hangs  in  the  air. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  place  to  hike  from  lake  to  lake,  to  ascend   On  the  way  to  the  pretty  stuff,  though,  there   many  of  the  traditional  46  peaks  above  4,000   are  a  few  highlights.  Normâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Bait  and  Tackle,   feet,  and  to  ski  trails  to  the  point  of  getting  lost   for   instance,   provides   everything   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   ever   and  having  to  bivouac  in  subzero  temperatures   ZDQWLQWKHZD\RIÂżVKNLOOLQJLPSOHPHQWV overnight. I   once   bought   my   Uncle   Norm   a   Normâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Much   of   that   is   behind   me.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   never   be   gimme   cap   there,   though   I   doubt   my   uncle   foolish  and  brave  enough  to  try  to  ski  through   wears  it  to  Friday  evening  services  at  the  syna-­ Indian  Pass  with  a  50-­pound  pack.  The  rest  of   gogue.   those  46ers  will  remain  unclimbed.  (I  took  the   $OLWWOHIDUWKHUVRXWKWKHUHLVWKHPHPRUD-­ single  chairlift  to  the  top  of  Mad  River  Glen  a   bly  named  Street  Road,  crossing  9N  north  of   couple  weeks  ago  and  walked  back  to  the  base   Ticonderoga. ORGJH$IWHUDSDLQIXOYHUWLFDOIHHWGRZQ $VIRU7LFRQGHURJDLWVHOIWKHELJJHVWWKLQJ I  wanted  to  call  my  surgeon  to  talk  about  a  dou-­ is  the  Walmart.  I  stopped  there  on  Saturday  to   ble  knee  replacement.) pick  up  provisions  for  lunch,  perhaps  only  the   %XWWKHUHDUHSOHQW\RIJHQWOHKLNHVLQWKH$G-­ second  time  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  ever  been  within  the  walls  of   irondack   kingdom.   Lately   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   sneaking   $PHULFDÂśVELJJHVWUHWDLOHPSOR\HU over  there  on  a  weekend  day  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  leaving  behind   Like   the   land   around   them,   the   people   in   the  rich  cultural  events  of  the  Vermont  autumn   by Gregory Dennis Walmart   look   worn   down   by   poverty   and   ill   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to  spend  hours  rambling  through  the  woods. health.  But  it  must  be  said  that  the  store  shelves   The  geographical  chasm  between  the  Greens   VWLOOJOHDPZLWKDOOWKHDEXQGDQFHRIDQ$PHUL-­ DQGWKH$GLURQGDFNVLVOLWHUDOO\EULGJHGE\WKHPDJQLÂżFHQW can  supermarket.  So  at  least  none  of  us  shoppers  were  likely   new  span  that  leaps  over  to  Crown  Point.  It  boings  above   to  starve. Lake   Champlain   in   several   sections,   with   a   Champ   of   a   I  loaded  up  with  canned  sardines,  crackers  and  pepperoni   middle  section  arching  over  the  lake  near  the  sites  of  some   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  because  I  often  eat  that  kind  of  food,  but  because  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   RIWKHPRVWGUDPDWLFÂżJKWLQJRIWKH5HYROXWLRQDU\:DU what  my  dad  always  took  with  us  on  our  weekend  hikes. Once  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  in  New  York,  the  look  and  feel  immediately   Every  hike  I  take  these  days,  in  fact,  is  a  kind  of  gentle   change.   (See  Dennis,  Page  5A)

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VHC  website  is  in  very  poor  health Last   Sunday,   in   order   to   learn   more   about   Vermont   Health  Connect,  I  explored  the  VHC  website  to  get  in-­ formation  on  insurance  options  for  a  hypothetical  family   of   two   adults   and   two   children   with  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   median   household  income  of  $53,000. The  site  is  very  slow.  On  several  occasions,  it  froze  up   DQG , UHFHLYHG DQ HUURU PHVVDJH :KHQ WKH VLWH ÂżQDOO\ UHVSRQGHG LW WRRN PRUH WKDQ ÂżYH PLQXWHV WR HQWHU WKH data  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  monthly  income  and  ages  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   for   my   hypothetical   household   and   get  a  list  of  insurance  plans  available   IRUWKHP,ILWWRRNÂżYHPLQXWHVWRJHW a  list  of  plans  on  a  Sunday  afternoon,   how   long   does   it   take   on   weekdays,   when   much   larger   numbers   of   indi-­ viduals,   businesses,   insurance   bro-­ kers  and  navigators  are  attempting  to   By  Eric  L.  Davis use  the  site? More   importantly,   once   I   entered   the   data   for   my   hypothetical   house-­ hold,   the   website   gave   me   contradictory   information.   Before  I  started  browsing  for  insurance  options,  I  went  to   the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermont  Health  Connect  Subsidy  Calculatorâ&#x20AC;?  on  the   VHC  home  page  and  put  in  the  following  data:  household   income  $53,000,  two  adults,  two  children  under  age  26.   The   subsidy   calculator   told   me   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;your   householdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   monthly  subsidy  will  be  $909.â&#x20AC;? When  I  re-­entered  the  same  data  on  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health  Cover-­ age  Eligibility  Screenerâ&#x20AC;?  page  on  the  VHC  website,  the   site  told  me  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;based  on  the  information  you  told  us,   it   looks   like   there   might   be   people   in   your   family   who   qualify  for  help  paying  for  health  coverage.â&#x20AC;?  I  assumed   that  once  I  went  deeper  into  the  site,  I  would  be  presented  

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ZLWKLQVXUDQFHRSWLRQVWKDWUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWHGDPRQWKO\VXEVLG\ of  approximately  $909,  as  indicated  by  the  subsidy  cal-­ culator.  However,  this  was  not  the  case.   When  I  went  forward  from  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligibility  Screenerâ&#x20AC;?   page  to  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan  Selectionâ&#x20AC;?  page,  I  was  told  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;you   are  not  likely  to  qualify  for  a  tax  credit  to  help  you  pay  for   health  insurance.  You  should  expect  that  the  plan  costs   shown  here  will  be  similar  to  what  you  will  pay  if  you   enroll.â&#x20AC;?  The  costs  on  the  website  for   a  bronze  family  plan  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  plan  with   relatively  low  premiums  but  high  po-­ tential   out-­of-­pocket   costs   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   were   between  $650  and  $700  a  month.  The   Subsidy  Calculator  page  had  told  me   earlier  that  the  cost  of  a  bronze  plan   for  my  hypothetical  household  would   be  between  $63  and  $93  a  month.  So   within  the  same  website,  there  was  a   difference  of  approximately  $600  per   month,  or  over  $7,000  a  year,  for  the   cost  of  health  insurance  for  a  family  whose  income  is  at   the  median  level  for  Vermont.   The   VHC   website,   like   many   other   health   insurance   exchange  sites  around  the  country,  appears  to  have  been   brought   online   without   adequate   testing.   News   reports   also  indicate  that  VHCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  site  is  not  yet  able  to  commu-­ nicate  robustly  and  accurately  with  the  systems  of  Blue   Cross  Blue  Shield  and  MVP,  the  two  companies  provid-­ ing   health   insurance   coverage   to   Vermonters   through   VHC. Major  reforms  in  how  health  care  is  delivered  and  paid   for   are   essential.  The   health   insurance   exchanges   are   a   (See  Davis,  Page  5A)

,I,UDQP\IDPLO\ÂżQDQFHVRULI, were  a  corporate  executive  that  ran   my  company  the  way  Washington,   D.C.,  runs  our  country,  I  would  be   in  jail  or  at  least  bankrupt.  Raising   the  federal  debt  limit  is  like  a  family   opening  another  credit  card  to  add   to  the  dozens  of  already  maxed-­out   credit  accounts.  The  government  has   no  money  of  its  own,  all  of  the  money   that  is  spent  by  the  government  is   received  from  taxpayers.  Note  that   I  did  not  say  from  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  peopleâ&#x20AC;?  but   from  the  taxpayers,  because  approxi-­ mately  50  percent  of  the  people  pay   no  federal  income  tax  whatsoever. Returning  to  my  household  anal-­ ogy,  the  median  family  income  in   the  U.S.  is  approximately  $50,000   per  year.  If  that  family  were  to  spend   $75,000  per  year,  there  would  be  a   GHÂżFLWHDFK\HDU$IWHU years,  that  would  be  a  total  debt  of   $50,000  and  after  3  years,  $75,000   etc.  This  family  would  be  borrowing   $25,000  per  year  and  every  time  they   get  to  the  limit  of  a  loan  or  credit  card,   they  would  have  to  get  a  new  loan  or   open  another  credit  card  to  continue   borrowing. This  is  where  the  U.S.  has  been  ap-­ proximately  55  times  since  the  1970s.   Every  time  the  government  gets  to  the   end  of  its  borrowing  limit,  we  have   to  raise  the  debt  ceiling  so  they  can   continue  borrowing.  In  your  fam-­ ily  budget,  you  can  only  continue  to   borrow  for  a  limited  time  before  all  of   your  credit  is  maxed  out  and  no  one   will  give  you  more  credit. Not  so  with  the  U.S.  government.   They  can  continue  to  borrow  and   rack  up  insane  amounts  of  debt  with   no  end  in  sight  as  long  as  we,  The   People,  allow  them  to.  The  fed-­ eral  government  can  just  print  more   money,  which  will  lead  to  devaluation   of  the  currency,  or  borrow  more  from   a  country  like  China  who  would  like   nothing  more  than  to  see  the  U.S.  take   DVHULRXVÂżQDQFLDOKLW In  your  personal  family  budget,  you   must  learn  to  live  within  your  means.   You  must  balance  your  household   budget,  which  requires  you  to  make   choices  and  prioritize  your  spending.   Paying  the  mortgage  or  rent,  utilities,   car  payment,  food  and  other  neces-­ sities  take  priority  over  other  nones-­ sential  items.  You  realize  that  you   may  not  be  able  to  do  everything  you   would  like  but  can,  at  least,  do  what   you  must  and  maybe  some  of  what   you  would  like. The  federal  government  must  do   certain  things  that  are  spelled  out  in   our  Constitution.  Everything  else  is   supposed  to  be  severely  limited  or   left  up  to  the  individual  states.  We  as   a  nation  can  just  not  afford  to  keep   spending  over  $1  trillion  more  every   year  than  is  taken  in  from  taxes  and   other  revenue.  Eventually,  this  will   cause  a  collapse  of  our  economic   system  that  will  likely  have  devastat-­ ing  consequences. Just  think  about  your  household   budget.  For  how  long  could  you  con-­ tinue  to  spend  50  percent  more  than   you  earn  every  single  year  before  the   house  of  credit  cards  you  have  built   comes  tumbling  down  around  you. Ron  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Brandon

Footballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  return   on  investment The  talk  of  the  town  last  week   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  both  Middlebury  where  I  live   and  throughout  the  Burlington  area   where  I  work  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  was  the  battle  of   undefeated  high  school  football   teams.  On  Friday  night,  the  South   Burlington  Rebels  and  their  fans   rumbled  down  Route  7  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  journey   I  know  all  too  well  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to  face  off   against  the  Tigers  of  Middlebury.   Though  I  am  a  longtime  Vermont   QDWLYHP\SDUWQHU$QQHDQG, moved  to  the  Champlain  Valley   three  years  ago,  and  I  reluctantly   DGPLWWKDWWKLVZDVMXVWRXUÂżUVWOR-­ cal  varsity  high  school  game  during   that  time. Without  knowing  any  of  the   players,  nor  having  children  of  our   own,  we  headed  to  Dr.  Ray  W.  Col-­ lins  Field  in  Middlebury  to  watch  a   football  game.  On  that  clear  autumn   evening,  we  saw  much  more.   Hand-­written  signs  in  bright  magic   PDUNHUOLQHGWKHHGJHRIWKHÂżHOGLQ support  of  the  Tigers;Íž  little  boys  and   girls  skittered  around  on  the  grass   behind  each  end  zone  playing  catch   with  Nerf  footballs;Íž  and  specta-­ tors  in  the  stands  on  both  sidelines   cheered  their  teams  on  honorably.  I   witnessed  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  was  a  part  of  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a   community. Over  the  last  year,  the  national   media  has  harped  on  football  inju-­ ries,  player  safety  and  concussions   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


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Program  provides  care  to  stray,  wild  and  barn  cats

Letters to the Editor Media  imparts  false  bullying  portrayal  of  Mount  Abe In  reading  the  article  published   immediately  following  Olivia  Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   death,  I  was  very  upset  by  the  way   Mount  Abraham  Union  High  School   was  presented  to  the  public  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  as   this  dark  prison  of  hellish  bullying   in  which  counselors  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  care  and   administrators  do  nothing  when  an   individual  cries  out  for  help.  As  a  stu-­ GHQW,ÂżUPO\EHOLHYHWKDWRXUVFKRRO is  a  good  place  to  be,  our  community   is  one  of  acceptance,  and  its  staff  a   group  of  adults  deeply  concerned   about  our  emotional  well-­being. Contrary  to  what  may  now  be  

popular  belief,  I  do  not  observe  or   hear  about  bullying  in  my  day-­to-­day   life.  It  is  my  theory  that,  as  in  all  high   schools,  there  are  pockets  within   the  student  body  in  which  bullying   is  prevalent,  but  overall,  most  of  us   are  left,  unbothered,  to  be  ourselves   within  our  friend  groups. I  am  disturbed  with  the  way  our   school  has  been  torn  apart  by  the   media.  We  are  not  that  place.  I   understand  that  this  tragedy  lends   LWVHOIWRSRLQWLQJ¿QJHUVDQGWKDWWKH school  is  an  easy  target.  But  I  ask  for   the  simple  recognition  that  we,  too,  

are  a  grieving  community  struggling   to  comprehend  our  recent  loss,  and   that  we  do  not  need  the  added  guilt   thrown  over  us  as  another  burden  to   bear. Everyone  at  Mount  Abe  who  knew   Olivia,  including  the  faculty  that  has   been  essentially  labeled  cold  and   indifferent,  already  feels  responsible   enough,  and  we  will  all  carry  that   weight  for  the  rest  of  our  lives.  This   alone  is  punishment  enough. Addy  Campbell Mount  Abe  student Starksboro

gathered  together  to  support  kids   while  they  themselves  were  most   likely  feeling  intense  shock  and   grief.  This  is  the  second  time  in   a  year  that  this  staff  has  had  to   hear  devastating  news  like  this   (the  death  of  long  time  friend  and   teacher  Greg  Clark  was  announced   last  year  while  teachers  were  ar-­ riving  at  school),  and  I  have  been   amazed  by  their  strength,  depth  of   caring  and  professionalism  both   times. It  takes  a  strong  person  and  a   dedicated  teacher  to  put  aside  oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   own  sadness  and  be  available  to  

Newspaper  commended  for  its  pipeline  coverage Bravo  and  well  done,  Mr.  Lynn.   In  these  days  of  ideological  gridlock   resulting  in  stalemate  and  seemingly   insurmountable  problems,  the  need   for  calm  heads,  untiring  research,   and  commitment  to  literally  â&#x20AC;&#x153;work-­ ing  things  outâ&#x20AC;?  are  paramount. Months  ago  I  referred  to  the   SLSHOLQHFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWDVVLPLODUWRD Western  with  Jimmy  Stewart  in  a   white  hat  saving  the  town.  The  Ad-­

dison  Independent  has  brilliantly  be-­ come  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;broadsideâ&#x20AC;?  for  discussion,   a  historical  tradition  dating  back   to  our  countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  beginning.  Your   paper  has  brought  this  contentious   issue  front  and  center  through  the   legitimate  reporting  by  John  Flow-­ ers  and  the  commercial  ads  on  both   sides,  and  by  giving  all  a  chance  to   respond  through  these  letters. Your  Thursday,  Oct.  10,  editorial  

Letter (Continued  from  Page  4A) with  increasing  volume.  Football   is  linked  to  aggressive  conduct  and   violence.  These  are  very  different   circumstances  from  what  was  on   display  that  evening. 2QWKHÂżHOGWKHVHVWXGHQW athletes  competed  in  an  evenly   PDWFKHGÂżUVWKDOIEHIRUHWKH7LJHUV pulled  away  to  win  42-­20.  I  did  not   observe  a  single  instance  of  taunt-­ ing;Íž  none  of  the  ball-­carriers  spiked   the  pigskin  upon  scoring;Íž  and   despite  the  decisive  margin  of  vic-­ tory,  the  players  lined  up  to  shake   hands  like  gentlemen  at  the  gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   conclusion. Anne  and  I  had  positioned   ourselves  to  watch  the  game  close   to  the  back  pylon  near  where  the   5HEHOVH[LWHGWKHÂżHOG2QHRIWKH South  Burlington  players  stepped   out  of  his  procession  of  teammates   to  greet  his  parents,  siblings  and   grandmother  who  had  assembled   to  rally  around  his  team.  Wearing   a  smile,  he  thanked  them  all  for  

attending.  Looking  ahead  to  the   playoffs  he  concluded,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  face  these  guys  again.â&#x20AC;?  I  can   certainly  understand  a  mother  or   father  not  wanting  their  son  to  play   such  a  contact  sport,  but  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  espe-­ cially  in  defeat  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  this  young  manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   parents  should  be  very  proud. For  anyone  who  grumbles  about   having  to  pay  our  ever-­increasing   property  tax  bills,  I  urge  you  to   observe  whichever  extracurricular   SXEOLFVFKRRODFWLYLW\\RXÂżQGPRVW appealing.  These  programs  compete   for  shrinking  budget  allocations,   supplemented  by  group  fundraisers   and  contributions  from  organiza-­ tions  like  Rotary.  But  the  public   funds  they  do  receive  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  just   purchase  football  pads  and  softball   helmets.  These  dollars  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  only   covering  the  cost  of  lights  on  a   stage  or  musical  instruments.  We   are  funding  a  forum  unlike  any   other  to  instill  memories  in  our   students  that  make  them  feel  ac-­ complished  and  proud  of  what  they  

Davis smoothly  and   accurately,   so   VHC   step  toward  that  goal.  They  will  help   participants  will  have  the  right  health   bring   down   the   costs   of   health   care   insurance  coverage  on  Jan.  1. for  many  lower-­  and  middle-­income   individuals   and   households.   Unfor-­ tunately,   the   exchanges   are   being   undercut   by   the   inability   of   their   websites   to   present   consumers   and   businesses   timely   and   accurate   in-­ formation  about  the  health  coverage   available  to  them.  The  Shumlin  Ad-­ ministration  must  put  on  a  full-­court   press  to  make  the  VHC  website  work   (Continued  from  Page  5A)

are  provided  with  food,  water  and   shelter  for  the  remainder  of  their   lives.  As  I  write  this  letter,  staff  and   volunteers  of  the  Homeward  Bound   Animal  Welfare  Center  are  engaged   in  trapping  15  cats  from  Panton,   New  Haven  and  Ferrisburgh  for   transportation  to  a  low-­cost  spay/ neuter  clinic.   This  life-­saving  work  is  be-­ ing  done  throughout  Vermont.  In   Rutland  County  and  in  Chittenden   County  you  may  contact  your  local   humane  society  for  help.  In  Bran-­ don,  you  may  reach  a  TNR  group   via  e-­mail  at  BrandonFCAP@

myfairpoint.net Funding  for  Trap,  Neuter,  Return   programs  is  made  possible  by  gen-­ erous  donations  from  animal-­loving   people.  Please  consider  sending   your  tax-­deductible  donation  to  any   of  these  three  worthy  organizations   to  help  further  reduce  our  cat  over-­ population.  Remember,  cats  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   respect  county  lines. Jessica  Danyow Executive  Director Homeward  Bound  Animal  Wel-­ fare  Center   Middlebury

nearby.  Even  he  seems  impressed  by   the  beauty  around  him. Gregory  Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  column  appears   here   every   other   Thursday   and   is  

archived  on   his   blog   at   www.greg-­ dennis.wordpress.com.   Email   him   at   gregdennisvt@yahoo.com;͞   Twitter:   @GreenGregDennis.

Dennis

(Continued  from  Page  5A) homage   to   my   father.   Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   one   who  got  me  out  from  under  my  moth-­ support  and  counsel  their  students   erâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  skirts,  who  showed  me  the  rivet-­ during  times  like  this.  Thank  you   ing   satisfactions   of   paddling   a   river   Mount  Abe  teachers,  support  staff   and   walking   in   the   cold,   the   views   and  administration  for  being  those   and  adventures  and  peace  of  mind  to   strong  people  and  caring  for  our   be  found  Out  There. kids.   In  some  quiet  way  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  with  me  on   Lastly,  it  sounds  as  if  the  thing   DOOWKHVHKLNHV,ÂżQGP\VHOIPXVLQJ that  this  beautiful,  young  girl  was   about   the   same   gentle   ironies   of   life   looking  for  in  people  was  kind-­ ness  and  acceptance,  so  in  honor  of   that  he  found  so  interesting.  Delight-­ Olivia,  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all  strive  to  show  each   ing  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  same  way  he  did  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  the   other  exactly  this,  you  never  know   angle   of   the   light   and   the   turning   of   the  seasons. when  a  smile  or  kind  word  might   Dad  would  have  my  brother  and  me   change  a  personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  outlook  on  life.   Beth  Hahr out  the  door  by  7  a.m.  for  a  day  of  hik-­ Starksboro ing.   But   my   tastes   these   days   run   to   easier  starts. Again   on   Saturday,   I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   make   it   too   far   east   of  Ticonderoga   before   I  realized  that  I  was  burning  precious   captures  these  values  of  discussion   daylight  and  needed  to  get  out  of  the   and  conclusion.  Your  ideas  lessen   car. the  impact  on  our  towns,  farmland   It   was   11   a.m.   by   the   time   I   was   and  lake,  while  potentially  helping   parked  and  ready  to  embark  on  a  hike   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  economy  and  simul-­ to   Crane   Pond,   in   the   mysteriously   taneously  making  contributions   named   Pharaoh   Lake   Wilderness.   to  renewable  energy,  all  with  an   (The  Adirondacks  had  pharaohs?  Was   appropriate  urgency.  Thank  you,   the   place   named   by   some   unknown   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy.â&#x20AC;? offshoot  of  Mormonism?) Norton  Latourelle The   dirt   road   to   Crane   Pond   was   Orwell blocked   with   boulders   by   the   state   in   the   1980s   to   keep   the   pond   more   remote.  But  those  boulders  were  mys-­ teriously   moved,   and   eventually   the   state  gave  up  and  left  the  road  open.   As  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  lacing  up  my  boots,  an  SUV   have  worked  hard  to  achieve  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  on   with   two   young   guys   in   camo   gear   pulls   up.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any   luck?â&#x20AC;?   one   of   them   WKHDWKOHWLFÂżHOGLQWKHSHUIRUP-­ asks  me? ing  arts,  and  at  other  venues  as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luck?â&#x20AC;?  I  naively  ask  him. well.  Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more,  our  support   Âł<HDKZLWKÂżQGLQJDQ\GHHU´ will  encourage  them  to  raise  their   He  has  obviously  mistaken  me  for   own  families  in  our  neighborhoods.   a  hunter.  Like  any  good  liberal  hypo-­ Camaraderie  like  this  is  particu-­ crite,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   happy   to   eat   deer   meat   larly  invaluable  in  Middlebury  and   from  Ledge  End  Farm  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  no   greater  Burlington  where  so  much   more  likely  to  put  an  arrow  through   of  these  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  identities  revolve   a  deer  than  I  am  to  take  a  hatchet  to   around  their  respective  colleges. my  cat. Professionally,  I  spend  a  great   As  a  couple  more  SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  zoom  by   deal  of  time  assessing  the  expected   and   head   up   the   road   to   the   pond,   I   rate  of  return  on  all  types  of  invest-­ realize  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  in  the  wrong  place  on  this   ment  vehicles  and  evaluating  the   busy   holiday   weekend.   Consulting   EHKDYLRURIJOREDOÂżQDQFLDOPDU-­ kets.  Given  the  actions  of  everyone   the  map  again,  I  decide  to  head  over   to  a  trail  near  Schroon  Lake. on  the  scene  in  Middlebury  last   I  meet  more  people  than  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  antici-­ Friday,  hopefully  we  can  all  feel  a   pated   on   the   hike   to   Spectacle   Pond   little  better  when  our  next  property   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  young  families  with  a  couple  kids   tax  bill  comes  due.  Youth  football   is  without  question  dangerous.  And   looking  in  the  stream  for  salamanders   to   kill,   an   earnest   middle-­aged   run-­ as  with  many  student  activities,  it   QHUHYHQDWURXWÂżVKHUPDQSRUWDJLQJ would  be  dangerous  for  our  com-­ a  canoe  into  the  pond,  to  catch  what   munity  to  live  without. Tim  Harvey he  claims  are  16-­inch  brookies  hiding   Middlebury in  there. But   when   I   reach   Spectacle   Pond   itself,   I   have   the   place   to   myself.   I   lean  against  a  birch  to  partake  of  sar-­ dines,  crackers,  pepperoni  and  a  Belle   du   Boskoop   apple.   Overhead,   witch   Eric   L.   Davis   is   professor   emeri-­ hobble   and   maples   wave   in   blazing   tus  of  political  science  at  Middlebury   colors.   $ NLQJÂżVKHU ODQGV RQ WKH VKRUH College.

MAUHS  teachers  helped  students  deal  with  grief The  death  of  Mount  Abe  student   Olivia  Scott  has  brought  much   sadness  to  our  community.  I  cannot   begin  to  imagine  the  grief  and  sor-­ row  that  is  being  felt  by  her  family   and  loved  ones.  I  did  not  know   Olivia,  but  am  hoping  that  her  fam-­ ily  feels  love  and  compassion  from   RXUÂżYHWRZQFRPPXQLW\ I  also  want  to  pass  on  my   condolences  and  gratitude  to  the   staff,  faculty  and  administra-­ tion  of  Mount  Abe.  I  know  that   they  learned  the  news  of  Oliviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   death  while  they  were  at  school.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  heard  that  all  of  the  adults  

We  would  like  to  share  with  your   readers  that  Wednesday,  Oct.  16   was  National  Feral  Cat  Day.  In  this   climate  of  government  gridlock,   we  would  like  to  share  news  of   grassroots  activity  in  our  commu-­ nity  and  throughout  Vermont  that  is   making  a  difference  and  improving   the  quality  of  life  for  animals  and   people. Trap,  Neuter  and  Return  is  a   life-­saving  management  technique   for  stray,  wild  and  barn  cats.  Cats   are  humanely  trapped,  spayed/neu-­ tered  and  vaccinated  for  rabies  and   then  returned  to  their  location  and  

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ADDISON COUNTY

Obituaries Francis Dittami Jr., 74, Salisbury

SALISBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Francis   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankâ&#x20AC;?   Randolph   Dittami   Jr.,   age   74,   died   Friday,  Oct.  11,  2013,  at  his  home  in   Salisbury. Mr.  Dittami  was  born  in  Winsted,   Conn.,  on  Jan.  27,  1939.  He  was  the   son   of   Francis   and   Rose   (Cuneo)   Dittami.  He  received  his  early  educa-­ tion  in  Medford,  Mass.,  schools  and   graduated  from  Framingham  (Mass.)   High   School,   class   of   1957.   He   earned  his  degree  in  education  from   Worcester  State  College. Frank   taught   for   a   few   years   before   joining   the   staff   at   General   Motors   in   Framingham,   Mass.   He   retired   as   a   supervisor   from   GM   in   1994,  following  30  years  of  service.   He   has   been   a   permanent   resident   of   Salisbury   since   1994   moving   here   from   Newark,   Del.   Frank   had   served   the   Town   of   Salisbury   as   a   two-­term   member   of   the   Salisbury   Selectboard,   Town   Auditor,   Town   Constable   and   the   Board   of   Civil   Authority   as   a   Justice   of   the   Peace.  

He  had   driven   school   bus   for   Otter   Valley   Union   High   School   for   15   years.  He  enjoyed  motorcycles,  auto   repair  and  loved  the  opera.  Frank  was   an  avid  Patriots  and  Red  Sox  fan. Surviving  are  his  wife,  Ann  Dittami   of   Salisbury,   whom   he   married   in   Framingham,  Mass.,  on  July  11,  1987;͞   three  sons,  Mark  Dittami  of  Newark,   Del.,  Anthony   Dittami   of   California,   Md.,  and  Randy  Dittami  of  Tamarack,   Fla.;͞   three   daughters,   Maryanne   Watson  of  Fall  River,  Mass.,  Theresa   Barrows  of  Milford,  Mass.,  and  Kerry   Keichline   of   Wilmington,   Del.;͞   his   siblings,  Peter  and  Louise  Dittami  of   Framingham,  Mass.,  Alex  and  Kathy   Dittami   of   Hampton   Falls,   N.H.,   Margaret   Dittami   of   Sandwich,   Mass.,   John   Dittami   of   Vienna,   Austria,   Mary   Rose  Wells  and  Greg   Wells  of  Milford,  Mass.,  Louis  and  Pat   Dittami   of   Milford,   Mass.,   Richard   Dittami   of   Nova   Scotia   and   James   and   Marisal   Dittami   of   Princeton,   Mass.   Many   nieces,   nephews   and  

cousins  also  survive  him. He  was  predeceased  by  his  parents;Íž   a  sister,  Joan  Dittami;Íž  and  a  daughter,   Lisa  Marie  Dittami. A   Mass   of   Christian   burial   was   celebrated   on   Wednesday,   Oct.   16,   2013,   at   10   a.m.,   at   St.   Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Catholic   Church   in   Brandon.   The   Rev.   Ruel   Tumangday   will   be   the   celebrant.   Following   the   ceremony   the   family   received   friends   at   The   Lilac  Inn  for  a  time  of  fellowship  and   remembrance.   A   private   graveside   committal   service   and   burial   will   take  place  at  a  later  date  in  Holman   Cemetery  in  Salisbury. Friends  were  invited  to  call  at  the   Miller  &  Ketcham  Funeral  Home  in   Brandon   on   Tuesday,   Oct.   15,   from   6-­8   p.m.,   where   a   vigil   service   was   held  at  7:45  p.m. 0HPRULDO JLIWV LQ OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZ-­ ers  may  be  made,  in  his  memory  to   Addison   County   Home   Health   &   Hospice,  P.O.  Box  754,  Middlebury,   97¸

Jill Shackett, 35, Bristol, Conn. SHOREHAM  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Jill   Lynne   Shackett,   35,   died   Aug.   6,   2013,   in   Bristol,  Conn. Ms.   Shackett   was   born   in   New   Britain,  Conn.,  on  Aug.  8,  1977.  She   was   the   daughter   of   Thomas   and   Donna  (Peters)  Shackett.  She  earned   a   Masters   Degree   in   Education,   becoming   a   teacher   in   2001.   She   taught   at   South   Side   Elementary   School   in   Bristol,   Conn.   She   was   recently   recognized   as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;the   teacher   who  had  the  most  impact  on  a  gradu-­ ating   high   school   seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life.â&#x20AC;?   She   was  an  avid  reader,  but  her  focus  was   on  helping  others. She   is   survived   her   parents,   Thomas  Shackett  of  Columbia,  S.C.,   and  Donna  Shackett  of  Bristol,  Conn.;Íž   her   boyfriend,   Barry   Chaisson;Íž   her   maternal   grandparents,   Frank   and  

Marilyn  Peters  of  Bristol,  Conn.;Íž  her   brother,   Todd   Shackett   and   his   wife   Tracy   of   Auburn,   Ala.;Íž   two   sisters,   Amy   Curtis   and   her   husband   Jay   of   Vergennes   and   Julie   Shackett   of   Raleigh,   N.C.   Manyaunts,   uncles,     nieces,   nephews   and   cousins   also   survive  her. The   graveside   committal   service   and  burial  will  take  place  on  Saturday,   Oct.   19,   2013,   at   11   a.m,   at   St.   Genevieve  Cemetery  in  Shoreham. 0HPRULDO JLIWV LQ OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZ-­ ers  may  be  made,  in  her  memory  to   the   Jill   Lynne   Shackett   Educational   Scholarship,  Main  Street  Community   Foundation,   P.O.   Box   2702,   Bristol,   CT  06011-­2702. Arrangements  are  under  the  direc-­ tion  of  the  Miller  &  Ketcham  Funeral   +RPHLQ%UDQGRQ¸

Heads  up A  HERON  STANDS  at  attention  at  the  bottom  of  Otter  Creek  falls  in  Vergennes  last  week.

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JILL Â SHACKETT

Carl Peabody, 75, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Much   to   his   surprise,   Carl   Alan   Peabody   (DOB   5/9/38)   arrived   at   the   Pearly   Gates   on  October  11,  2013.  He  checked  the   pearls   carefully   to   make   sure   they   were  real.  Then  the  gates  opened  and   Carl  stepped  inside  announcing,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   having   a   good   time,   smile.â&#x20AC;?   He   was   met   by   his   parents,   Alice   and   George   Peabody,   and   sister,   Joan,   who   were   smiling.   However,   Carl   was   disappointed   that   there   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   more   fanfare   for   his   arrival.   +H GHFLGHG WR ÂżQG 3RSSD :KHHOLH his   mini   Middlebury   Police   Parade   Vehicle,   to   start   a   new   welcoming   tradition. As   he   stepped   onto   Memory   Lane,   Carl   saw   the   Botsford   Farm   in   Vergennes   where   he,   Joan,   Jim   and  little  brother  Don  grew  up.  And   there   was   Vergennes   High   School   where  Carl  was  the  valedictorian  of   the   class   of   1956.   Moving   along   to   UVM,  he  remembered  he  had  gradu-­ ated   as   a   Distinguished   Military   Student.  He  also  met  his  future  wife,   Peggy  Jean  Link. AHHH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   There   was   Fort   Lee,   VA,  where  he  had  spent  his  2  years  of   Army  Active  Duty.  What  jokes  when   he  had  put  a  double  bed  mattress  on   his   Plymouth   Convertible   to   trans-­ port  it  across  to  his  new  apartment.   Then   it   was   back   home   to  Vermont   with  a  wife  in  1962.  Oh  yes.  There   was   Proctor   Hall   at   Middlebury   College   where   he   was   the   store   manager  for  30  years.  What  a  superb   team  he  worked  with  and  he  still  felt  

loyalty  to  the  College. On  Court  St.  he  passed  his  apart-­ ment   house.   How   many   hours   had   he  spent  on  that  old  building!  Carl   laughed   as   he   fondly   remembered   his   various   tenants.   He   was   a   kind   and   generous   man   with   his   time,   talent  and  money. On   down   the   road   to   East   Middlebury   to   the   red   ranch   house   he  lived  in  for  49  years.  Before  his   eyes   it   transformed   from   a   basic   ranch  to  a  house  with  an  in-­ground   swimming   pool,   a   second   garage,   a  spa  room  and  a  greenhouse.  Carl   smiled  with  pleasure  as  he  remem-­ bered   his   projects   on   the   house   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   top  to  bottom  and  end  to  end.  Inside   he  did  equal  magic  and  the  decora-­ tions  included  his  paintings,  chess-­ board   and   forged   ashtrays.   The   house   also   contained   all   the   things   he   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   throw   away   because   he   â&#x20AC;&#x153;might   need   themâ&#x20AC;?   for   a   future   project. Just  then  the  door  opened  and  his   kids,  Kathy  and  Steve,  ran  out.  Carl   felt   some   disappointment   that   he   would   no   longer   be   an   active   part   of  the  family  life.  Kathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  husband,   David,  and  grandchildren  Dana  and   Kellen   had   added   good   times   and   wonderful  laughter. Oh   yes   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   over   there   are   memo-­ ries  of  the  winters  he  spent  in  Naples   and  Sebring,  Fla.  He  made  wonder-­ ful  friends  and  enjoyed  social  occa-­ sions  with  them.  In  the  center  of  the   activity   was   the   family   Christmas   gathering.   What   fun.   He   also   got  

STARKSBORO  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Wayne  C.  Hill,   96,   of   Starksboro   died   peacefully   surrounded   by   his   family   Oct.   10,   2013. He  was  born  May  28,  1917,  at  home   in  Starksboro,  the  son  of  Carroll  and   Sadie  Atkins  Hill. He   married   Beatrice   Hill   on  Aug.   18,   1945.   She   predeceased   him   on   Dec.  10,  1983. He   lived   all   of   his   life   in   Starksboro.  There  he  operated  a  dairy   farm   and   sugaring   operation.   His   family   says   he   was   an   avid   hunter,   WUDSSHU DQG ÂżVKHUPDQ +H DOVR KHOG different   town   positions   during   his  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.â&#x20AC;? Twenty years have passed since Rosalind Baker Young, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roz,â&#x20AC;? left us and we have learned there is such truth in the quote that lay across her grave.  We have lived almost half our lives without her, but she has walked with us through everyday trials and tribulations, successes and failures, marriage celebrations and the arrival of her grandchildren. She lives in our hearts and she lives on in the beautiful grandchildren who inherited her sense of fun, quirkiness and compassion for all. We laugh and love when we see it.   She and Dad would be so happy to know we have stuck together, grown together and continue to come back â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeâ&#x20AC;? to Middlebury together. Thanks to all who have supported us in her absence along the way. If you knew Roz, please share in honoring her memory by doing what she loved most... grab a coffee, head to your best friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house and talk for hours. If your best friend happens to be your neighbor, all the better. Be silly and enjoy life to its fullest just as she did.   Love, Barry, Brad and Rhonda

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Marilyn Nolter, 71, native of Middlebury

CARL Â PEABODY

KINGSVILLE,  Texas   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Marilyn   Elizabeth   Nolter,   71,   of   Kingsville,   Texas,   died   on   Oct.   11,   2013,   at   Christus  Spohn  Hospital  Klegerg  due   to  natural  causes.   She   was   born   May   29,   1942,   in   Middlebury,   Vt.,   to   Edward   Charles   Brileya   and   Alta   Alberta   (Bishop)   Brileya.   She   attended   St.   Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   School   and   graduated   from   Vergennes   High   School.   She   was   married  to  Kenneth  G.  Nolter  for  49   years   before   his   death   in   December   2012. She   and   her   husband   worked   as   managers  of  the  Oasis  Mobile  Home   Park   for   23   years.   Her   family   says   she  loved  the  many  â&#x20AC;&#x153;winter  Texansâ&#x20AC;?   that   traveled   south   every   year   and   welcomed  them  like  family.  She  was   a  member  of  the  Kingsville  Chamber   of   Commerce.   Relatives   say   she  

HQMR\HG JRO¿QJ DW /( 5DPH\ *ROI Course,  baking,   puzzles,   ceramic   crafts  and  computer  games. She  is  survived  by  her  son,  Roger   (Teresa)   of   Millville,   N.J.;͞   her   daughters,   Liza   (John)   Elliott   of   Bishop,   Texas,   Jacqueline   (Wayne)   Croteau,   and   Lori   Schulenberger   of   Walpole,   N.H.;͞   a   brother,   Richard   Brileya   of   Moriah,   N.Y.;͞   sisters   J.   Elaine   Stanley   of   Salisbury,   Vt.,   and   Romana   Boswell   of   Seabrook,   1+ ¿YH JUDQGFKLOGUHQ DQG D great-­granddaughter. She   was   predeceased   by   her   husband,  Kenneth  Nolter;͞  her  parents,   Edward  and  Alta  Brileya;͞  two  broth-­ ers,  David  and  Ronald  Brileya;͞  and  a   sister,  Carolyn  Swinton.   She  and  her  husband  will  be  buried   at   Arlington   National   Cemetery   in   Virginia  in  the  spring.

to  attend   spring   training   games   of   his   beloved   Red   Sox.   Darn!   There   was   that   water   balloon   launcher   that   was   always   getting   him   into   scrapes.  Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  people  just  forget   about  it? Looking   into   the   mist   at   the   end   of  Memory  Lane,  Carl  saw  the  VT   MARILYN  NOLTER Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Cemetery   in   Randolph   where  his  ashes  would  rest.  Then  he   squinted   to   see   what   was   beyond.   Great!  It  was  springtime  and  every-­ one   was   having   a   great   party   for   him.   He   began   to   think   of   his   best   jokes   so   he   would   be   ready.   We   POST  MILLS  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Graveside  services   died  on  Sept.  11,  2013,  will  be  held  at   Oct.  19,  2013.  A  potluck  luncheon  will   for   Betty   Godfrey   of   Brandon,   who   the  Post  Mills  Cemetery  at  11  a.m.  on   follow  at  the  Post  Mills  Church. ORYH\RXPRVW&DUO¸

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VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   member-­ ship  of  the  Vergennes  Congregational   Church,   United   Church   of   Christ,   recently   let   it   be   known   that   their   worship   community   was   a   safe   place   for   everyone   regardless   of   their   sexual   orientation,   socio-­ economic   status,   mental   disabilities   or  other  personal  attributes  that  have   been  scrutinized  in  other  traditional   churches. The   Little   City   congregation   voted   overwhelmingly   on   Sunday,   Sept.   22,   to   become   an   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open   and   $IÂżUPLQJ´SODFHRIZRUVKLS The   Rev.   Gary   Lewis,   pastor,   said   the   formal   declaration   was   not   new   for   churches   in   Addison   County;Íž  the  Congregational  Church   RI 0LGGOHEXU\ KDV EHHQ RIÂżFLDOO\ Âł2SHQDQG$IÂżUPLQJ´VLQFH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  behind  the  curve  as  far  as   our  denomination,â&#x20AC;?  Lewis  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   wanted  to  declare  where  we  were  so   people  would  know. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   general   direction   the   membership   was   going,â&#x20AC;?   he   added.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until   we   voted   for   it,   we   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   claim  it.â&#x20AC;? The  formal  resolution  that  passed   by  a  nearly  unanimous  vote  read  as   follows:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  believe   that   all   people   are   created  in  Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  image  and  thus  are     blessed   and   loved   equally   by   God.   We   honor   the   worth   and   dignity   of     all   people.   We   welcome   all   who   seek   to   follow   Jesus,   including   persons   of   every   age,   gender,   race,   national   origin,   faith   background,   marital   status,   family   structure,   sexual   orientation,   gender   identity   and  expression,  mental  and  physical   ability,   economic   and   social   status,   to  share  in  the  life,  leadership  minis-­ try,  fellowship,  worship,  sacraments,   rites,   responsibilities,   blessing   and   joys  of  our  church  family. The  church  community  seeks  to  be   a  place  of  sanctuary,  healing,  inclu-­ sion,  challenge,  and  compassion.â&#x20AC;? Lewis   explained   that   formulating   and   voting   on   the   resolution   was   a   two-­year  process.  It  was  initiated  by   a  member  of  church  writing  a  letter   to  Lewis  in  which  she  was  reacting   to  an  incident  where  a  lesbian  friend   felt   alienated   in   her   church.   Lewis   shared  the  issue  with  the  Vergennes   Congregational   Church   deacons,   who   work   with   the   pastor   on   the   spiritual  life  of  the  church. After  talking  with  the  parishioner,   the   deacons   appointed   a   committee  

of  eight   people   of   various   ages   to   OHDGWKHSURFHVVRIÂżJXULQJRXWKRZ their   church   would   react   in   such   cases.   The   process   included   discussions   within   the   church   about   becom-­ LQJ RIÂżFLDOO\ ÂłRSHQ DQG DIÂżUPLQJ´ The   committee   invited   people   from   churches   who   had   voted   on   similar   resolutions  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  favor  and  opposed   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   to   speak   with   the   membership.   They   invited   churches   that   had   gay   and   lesbian   people   to   share   their   experiences,   and   welcomed   parents   of  a  gay  son  to  speak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their  gift  to  us  was  coming  and   sharing  with  us,â&#x20AC;?  Lewis  said. The   study   committee   met   and   recommended  that  the  deacons  bring   it   for   a   vote   by   the   whole   church,   which  has  an  average  weekly  atten-­ dance  of  around  100. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  is  not  a  big  change  in  the  24   years   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   here,â&#x20AC;?   Lewis   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;When   we   entered   into   the   process   it   became   clear   that   there   is   some-­ thing   to   be   gained   by   declaring   we   DUHRSHQDQGDIÂżUPLQJ´ The   Vergennes   Congregational   Church   welcomes   all   who   want   to   join   their   community   of   faith   any   Sunday  or  every  Sunday.  

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PAGE  8A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  October  17,  2013

Vampire Princess :LWK7LP-HQQLQJV /HDQQH3RQGHU Featuring traditional stories from around the world, some thousands of years old, some recently collected by the artists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vampire Princessâ&#x20AC;? is for adults, teens, and older children. Master storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder engage the audience emotionally, intellectually, viscerally, and even politically, as the duo demonstrates how much impact humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest dream-tales can still have upon the people of today.

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Oct.  19,  2-­4:30  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Tennessee   Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Pulitzer  Prize-­winning  drama,  directed  by   Melissa  Lourie.  A  family  struggles  to  come  to  grips   with  its  secrets,  desires  and  lies  as  they  celebrate   Big  Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  65th  birthday.  Produced  by  Middlebury   Actors   Workshop.   Oct.   17-­20.   Matinee   tickets    VWXGHQWV DYDLODEOH DW WKH7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH 382-­9222  or  www.townhalltheater.org.   Eerie  stories  for  teens  and  tweens  in  Middlebury.   Saturday,   Oct.   19,   2-­4   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Master  

food  producers  in  New  Haven.  Buffet  lunch,  music  and   entertainment,   and   farm-­relate   activities   and   demon-­ strations   including   hayrides,   a   petting   zoo   and   more.   Game   night   for   teens   in   Middlebury.   Info  at  lesterfarm@yahoo.com  or  kamilleny@aol.com.   Thursday,   Oct.   17,   5-­7   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Gardening   demonstration   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Teens  in  grades  7-­12  are  invited  to  beat  bore-­ Oct.   20,   2-­3   p.m.,   Sheldon   Museum.   Local   gardener   dom   with   board   games:   Connect   Four,   Sorry,   chess,   Shari   Johnson   will   present   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Putting   Your   Garden   to   Apples   to   Apples   and   more.   Snacks   served.   Info;   Bed,â&#x20AC;?  including  such  topics  as  cutting  back  and  divid-­ 388-­4097.   ing   perennials,   mulching,   weeding   and   watering.   Historical  society  annual  banquet  in  Bristol.  Thursday,   Hands-­on   demonstration,   weather   permitting.   Cost   Oct.  17,  6-­8  p.m.,  Bristol  American   $12,   $10   museum   members.   Advance   registration   Legion.   The   Bristol   Historical   recommended  at  388-­2117. Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   annual   event   features   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat  on  a  Hot  Tin  Roofâ&#x20AC;?  in  Middlebury.  Sunday,  Oct.  20,   Martin  Brian  playing  a  wide  range   7-­9:30   p.m.,  Town   Hall  Theater.  Tennessee   Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   of  music  from  Big  Band  swing  to   Pulitzer   Prize-­winning   drama,   directed   wartime   music,   from   Broadway   PHOTO QUILTING OR PAINTING WITH PHOTOS! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Join by  Melissa  Lourie.  A  family  struggles  to   tunes   to   bebop   and   more.   Happy   to   grips   with   its   secrets,   desires   artist/architect/ teacher Robert Black in these fun and mentally come   half-­hour  at  6  p.m.  Tickets  $20  per   and   lies   as   they   celebrate   Big   Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   invigorating classes. October 22, 6-8 at The Compass Music and 65th   birthday.   Produced   by   Middlebury   person.  Entertainment  is  free.  Info   and  tickets:  453-­2888  or  gerry60@ Arts Center, Brandon. $20 + $10 for materials. Bring photos you Actors   Workshop.   Oct.   17-­20.   Tickets   wcvt.com.   $22/$10  students,  available  at  the  THT   are willing to cut up. Call 247-3000 for info. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land  of  the  Midnight  Sunâ&#x20AC;?  presen-­ ER[ RIÂżFH  RU ZZZWRZQKDOO-­ tation   in   Bristol.   Thursday,   Oct.   theater.org.   storytellers   Tim   Jennings   and   Leanne   Ponder   17,  7-­8:30  p.m.,  Lawrence  Memorial  Library.  The  One   engage   kids   in   grades   5-­12   with   a   program   titled   World  Library  Project  welcomes  Charlotte  resident  Jim   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Vampire   Princess:   Eerie  Tales   of   Humor   and   Squires,   who   will   share   stories   and   images   from   his   Suspense.â&#x20AC;?  Info:  www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org.   summer  trip  to  the  Arctic.  Info:  453-­2366.   My  First  Yoga  for  children  in  Middlebury.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vestaâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Oct.   17,   Free   community   supper   in   Shoreham.   Saturday,   Oct.   19,   5-­7   p.m.,   Shoreham   Congregational   Monday,   Oct.   21,   10:30-­11:15   a.m.,   Ilsley   7-­9   p.m.,   Champlain   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Church.   Harvest   dinner   of   pot   roast   and   gravy,   /LEUDU\ &HUWLÂżHG \RJD LQVWUXFWRU 5DFKHO Society.  A  play  about  the  challenges  of  aging,  relation-­ mashed  potatoes,  fall  vegetables,  fresh  bread  and   Klatzker   teaches   simple   yoga   poses   and   principles   ships,  illness  and  dying.  Presented  by  the  End  of  Life   rolls,   desserts   and   beverages.   Donation   of   non-­ using  storytelling  and  songs.  Weekly  through  Nov.  18.   Community  Education  Series.  Info:  388-­4738  or  lbor-­ perishable  items  for  the  food  shelf  are  appreciated.   Info:  www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org.   den@portermedical.org.   )UHHZLOORIIHULQJWREHQHÂżWWKH(PHUJHQF\)XQGWR Senior   luncheon   in   Bristol.   Monday,   Oct.   21,   10:45   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat   on   a   Hot   Tin   Roofâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   help  those  in  the  community  who  struggle  to  meet   a.m.-­12:45   p.m.,   Cubbers   Restaurant.   CVAA   spon-­ Oct.  17,  7:30-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Tennessee   basic  needs,  especially  heat  and  utilities.   sors   this   monthly   event   for   down-­home   cooking   and   Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Pulitzer   Prize-­winning   drama,   directed   by   friendly   service.   Menu   TBA.   Suggested   donation   $5.   Melissa   Lourie.   A   family   struggles   to   come   to   grips   Turkey   dinner   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   Oct.   19,   5-­7   p.m.,   Brandon   United   Methodist   Church.   Annual   Reservations  required:  1-­800-­642-­5119.   with  its  secrets,  desires  and  lies  as  they  celebrate  Big   GLQQHU IHDWXULQJ WXUNH\ ZLWK DOO WKH Âż[LQJV SOXV Screening   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Vermont   Movie,â&#x20AC;?   Part   5,   in   Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  65th  birthday.  Produced  by  Middlebury  Actors   beverage  and  dessert.  Adults  $10,  children  12  and   Middlebury.   Monday,   Oct.   21,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Workshop.  Oct.  17-­20.  Tickets  $22/$10  students,  avail-­ under  $5,  children  under  6  free.   Champlain   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Society.   The   DEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOO-­ King  Pede  party  in  Ferrisburgh.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,   Vermont   Movie   Collective   presents   Part   5,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ceresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   theater.org.   6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Ferrisburgh  Community  Center  and   Children,â&#x20AC;?   of   its   six-­part   documentary   on   Vermont.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Changing   Music   Scene   of   the   1940sâ&#x20AC;?   talk   in   Town  Hall.  Sandwich  supper  followed  by  an  evening   Tickets  $8,  students  $5.   Bristol.   Thursday,   Oct.   17,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Howden   of   fun   and   card   games.   Come   planning   to   play   Hall.   Catamount   Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Martin   Bryan   takes   a   look   at   King   Pede   or   bring   your   own   favorite   card   game.   the   popular   music   scene   of   the   1940s   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   from   Big   Requested  donation:  $2.50.   Band  swing  to  wartime  music,  from  popular  Broadway   musicals   to   bebop   and   more.  A   Vermont   Humanities   Owl  banding  in  Addison.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,  7-­9  p.m.,   1681  Route  17  between  Routes  23  and  22A  Young   Flu   vaccine   clinic   in   Middlebury.   Council  event,  hosted  by  the  Bristol  Historical  Society.   and   old   are   invited   to   join   Rodney   Olsen   and   his   Tuesday,   Oct.   22,   10   a.m.-­noon,   The   Free.  Info:  453-­2888.   'LYHUVLÂżHG2FFXSDWLRQVVWXGHQWVLQ%XVWHU*UDQWÂśV Commons,  Buttolph  Drive.  Part  of  a  series  of   sugarbush  as  they  open  up  their  owl  banding  station   Ă&#x20AC;X YDFFLQH FOLQLFV DURXQG WKH FRXQW\ &RVW  EXW WR WKH SXEOLF %ULQJ D Ă&#x20AC;DVKOLJKW DQG GUHVV ZDUPO\ arrangements  will  be  made  for  those  who  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  afford   Program  starts  at  sunset.  Info:  877-­0094.   the  fee.  Medicaid  and  Medicare  recipients  are  covered.   Fall   bake   and   rummage   sale   in   Silent  movie  screening  in  Brandon.  Saturday,  Oct.   Music   and   Movement   class   for   preschoolers   in   19,   7-­9   p.m.,   Brandon   Town   Hall   and   Community   Middlebury.  Friday,  Oct.  18,  9  a.m.-­5  p.m.,   Middlebury.  Tuesday,  Oct.  22,  10:30-­11:15  a.m.,  Ilsley   Center,   Route   7.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nosferatuâ&#x20AC;?   (1922),   the   original   Middlebury   United   Methodist   Church,   corner   Library.  Ali  Gibson  explores  how  books  can  come  to  life   VLOHQW ÂżOP DGDSWDWLRQ RI %UDP 6WRNHUÂśV Âł'UDFXOD´ of   Seminary   and   North   Pleasant   streets.   Bake   sale   through  movement  and  music.  Preschoolers  and  their   Accompanied  by  live  music  by  Jeff  Rapsis.  This  is   upstairs,   9   a.m.-­1   p.m.   Rummage   sale   downstairs   caregivers   will   enjoy   songs,   stretches   and   creative   WKHWRZQKDOOÂśVDQQXDOÂł&KLOOHU7KHDWHU´ÂżQDOVFUHHQ-­ 9   a.m.-­5   p.m.   Shop   for   clothing,   household   goods,   play.  Weekly  through  Nov.  26.  Info:  www.ilsleypublicli-­ ing  of  the  season,  meaning  that  there  is,  as  yet,  no   shoes   and   boots,   books,   toys   and   knickknacks.   brary.org.   heat  in  the  building.  Free,  but  donations  to  the  town   Information   session   on   college   credits   and   prior   3URFHHGV EHQHÂżW FKXUFK PLVVLRQV ORFDO DQG DZD\ hall   restoration   fund   appreciated.   Info:   www.bran-­ Info:  388-­2048.  Rummage  sale  continues  Saturday.   learning   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Oct.   22,   noon-­1   dontownhall.org.   Senior  luncheon  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Oct.  18,  11:30   p.m.,  CCV  Middlebury.  Free  session  to  learn  how  you   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,  The   Glass   Onion,   Hannaford   Career   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat   on   a   Hot   Tin   Roofâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   can  convert  prior  learning  into  college  credit  to  advance   Oct.  19,  7:30-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Tennessee   Center.  Woody  Danforth  and  his  students  serve  culi-­ your  career  or  credentials  with  the  Assessment  of  Prior   Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Pulitzer  Prize-­winning  drama,  directed  by   nary  delights.  Menu  to  be  announced.  Sponsored  by   Learning.  Info:  www.ccv.edu/priorlearning.   Melissa  Lourie.  A  family  struggles  to  come  to  grips   Program  on  Comet  ISON  in  Orwell.  Tuesday,  Oct.  22,   CVAA.  Suggested  donation  $5.  Reservations  required:   with  its  secrets,  desires  and  lies  as  they  celebrate   1-­800-­642-­5119.   6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Orwell  Free  Library.  The  comet  ISON   Big  Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  65th  birthday.  Produced  by  Middlebury   Sculpture  inauguration  at  Middlebury  College.  Friday,   is   approaching   the   inner   part   of   our   solar   system.   Actors   Workshop.   Oct.   17-­20.   Tickets   $22/$10   Oct.   18,   2-­3   p.m.,   Near   the   pond   at   the   Mahaney   Come  to  this  free  program  to  learn  about  comets  and   VWXGHQWVDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFH Center   for   the  Arts.   Celebrating   the   re-­installation   of   ÂżQGRXWZK\WKLVPD\EHDVSHFWDFXODUHYHQWWKLV\HDU or  www.townhalltheater.org.   Vito  Acconciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  provocative  and  seminal  sculpture  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Way   Milk  &  Honey  Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Guild  meeting  in  Middlebury.   Station  I  (Study  Chamber).â&#x20AC;?  Remarks  about  the  history   16  Strings  in  concert  in  Brandon.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,   Tuesday,  Oct.  22,  7-­9  p.m.,  American  Legion.  Lecture   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Brandon   Music.   Colin   McCaffrey,   of  the  piece  and  the  artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  career  will  be  followed  by  a   and  trunk  show  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Landscape  Using  Woven  Fabric,â&#x20AC;?   guitar   and   vocals;   Jim   Pitman,   dobro;   and   Doug   formal  unlocking  of  the  structure.   with   nationally   known   quilter   and   lecturer   Nancy   5HLGÂżGGOHGHOLYHUDFRXVWLFVZLQJIRONEOXHVEOXH-­ Amateur   photography   show   reception   in   Brandon.   DiDonato.  Show  and  tell  as  always.  Info:  453-­4346.   grass  and  old-­time  country  music.  Tickets  $15,  avail-­ Screening   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Vermont   Movie,â&#x20AC;?   Part   6,   in   Friday,  Oct.  18,  5:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Compass  Music  and   able  at  (802)  465-­4071  or  info@brandon-­music.net.   Arts  Center,  Park  Village.  Celebrating  the  opening  of   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Oct.   22,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   an  open  photography  show  for  amateurs  and  enthu-­ Halloween  dance  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,   Champlain   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Society.   The   8  p.m.  -­  Sunday,  Oct.  20,  midnight,  American  Legion   siasts.  Photos  will  be  on  exhibit  through  Oct.  28.  Info:   Vermont   Movie   Collective   presents   Part   6,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   3RVW $ GDQFH WR EHQHÂżW 0LGGOHEXU\ EDVNHWEDOO cmacvt.org.   Power,â&#x20AC;?   of   its   six-­part   documentary   on   Vermont.   programs.   Doors   open   at   7:30.   Costume   contest.   Exhibit   opening   reception   in   Bristol.   Friday,   Oct.   18,   Tickets  $8,  students  $5.   0XVLFE\'-'DYH%HUWKLDXPHUDIĂ&#x20AC;H0XVWEH 5:30-­7  p.m.,  Art  on  Main.  Celebrating  the  opening  of   21  or  older.  Tickets  $10  per  person,  available  at  the   the   featured   artist   exhibit   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural   Textures,â&#x20AC;?   hand-­ Legion  or  by  calling  989-­9715.  Only  300  will  be  sold.     woven  baskets  by  Salisbury  artist  Maura  Clancy  and   GHWDLOHG ÂżVK ZDWHUFRORUV E\ 1LFN 0D\HU 2Q H[KLELW GED  testing  in  Middlebury.  Wednesday,   Oct.  7-­Nov.  17.  Info:  453-­4032  or  info@artonmain.net.   Oct.   23,   8:45   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   Vermont   Adult   On  Facebook  at  ArtonMainVT.   Learning,   282   Boardman   St.   Pre-­registration   Barn   dance   in   Weybridge.   Friday,   Oct.   18,   6:30-­8:30   Green   Mountain   Club   hike   to   Abbey   required.  Call  388-­4392  for  info  and  to  register.  Free   p.m.,  Weybridge  Town  Garage  and  Fire  Station.  Live   Pond   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Oct.   20,   tutoring  services  available.   music  by  Rick  Klein  and  Peter  Macfarlane  of  Atlantic   time   and   meeting   place   TBA.   Moderate.   To   Special   senior   luncheon   in   Bristol.   Wednesday,   Oct.   Crossing,   with   Luke   Donforth   calling   the   dances.   FRQÂżUPSDUWLFLSDWLRQWLPHDQGPHHWLQJSODFHFRQWDFW 23,   11   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   Bristol   American   Legion.   CVAA   All   ages   and   abilities   welcome.   Admission   by   dona-­ leader  Ginny  Heidke  at  (802)  989-­7272  or  ginnypots@ sponsors   this   senior   meal   of   sliced   sweet   and   sour   tion.  All   proceeds   will   help   fund   Weybridge   Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   comcast.net.   pork,   rice   pilaf,   Asian   vegetables,   cornbread   and   after-­school  program.  Info:  545-­2113.   applesauce.   Suggested   donation   $4.   Reservations   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat   on   a   Hot   Tin   Roofâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Oct.   All-­you-­can-­eat   pancake   breakfast   in   Addison.   Sunday,  Oct.  20,  7-­11  a.m.,  Addison  Fire  Station.  Plain   required:  1-­800-­642-­5119,  ext.  610.  Transportation  via   18,   7:30-­10   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Tennessee   and  blueberry  pancakes,  sausage,  bacon,  home  fries,   ACTR:  388-­1946.   Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Pulitzer   Prize-­winning   drama,   directed   by   coffee,  hot  chocolate  and  orange  juice.  Adults  $6,  kids   Annual   meeting   of   the   MiddSummer   Lunch   and   Melissa   Lourie.   A   family   struggles   to   come   to   grips   under   12   $4.   Funds   raised   will   be   used   to   purchase   Recreation   Program.   Wednesday,   Oct.   23,   3:30-­5   with  its  secrets,  desires  and  lies  as  they  celebrate  Big   equipment  for  the  Addison  Volunteer  Fire  Department.   SP 890 ([WHQVLRQ 2IÂżFH  3RQG /DQH 7KH Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  65th  birthday.  Produced  by  Middlebury  Actors   Info:  759-­2237.   community  is  invited  to  learn  more  about  the  nutritional   Workshop.  Oct.  17-­20.  Tickets  $22/$10  students,  avail-­ and   recreational   activities   this   program   offers   to   the   DEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOO-­ Trail   clearing   outing   in   Ripton.   Sunday,   Oct.   20,   10   a.m.-­2   p.m.,   meeting   place  TBA.   Join   the   volunteers   youth  in  the  community.   theater.org.   of  the  Catamount  Trail  Association  for  a  trail-­clearing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   Wrong   Bodyâ&#x20AC;?   documentary   screening   at   outing  on  the  Bridges  Trail  section.  Info:  352-­4607.   Middlebury  College.  Wednesday,  Oct.  23,  7-­9  p.m.,   Costume   blow-­out   sale   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Oct.   McCardell   Bicentennial   Hall,   Room   216.   The   story   20,   11   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   Route   7   South   opposite   Foster   RI 0DYL 6XVHO ZKR XQGHUZHQW WKH ÂżUVW JHQGHU UHDV-­ Green   Mountain   Club   cycle   and   Motors,  look  for  balloons.  The  Middlebury  Community   signment  operation  in  Cuba  in  1988.  In  Spanish  with   potluck   supper   in   Addison   County.   Players   are   selling   all   sizes   of   all   kinds   of   vintage   (QJOLVKVXEWLWOHV4 $ZLWKÂżOPPDNHUWRIROORZ Saturday,   Oct.   19,   ride   around   Lake   FORWKLQJKDWVMHDQVVKRHVDQGFRDWV7REHQHÂżWWKH Community  open  house  in  Ferrisburgh.  Wednesday,   Dunmore,  supper  in  Middlebury.  Easy  mid-­afternoon   Middlebury   Community   Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Scholarship   Fund.   Oct.   23,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Ferrisburgh  Town   Hall   Grange.   cycle  around  the  lake,  followed  by  supper  at  Ginny   Info:  info@middleburycommunityplayers.org.   Residents   are   invited   to   meet   the   planning   commis-­ Heidkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  house  on  Route  116.  Helmets  required  for   Champlain   Valley   Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Club   gathering   in   sion  at  this  fun,  interactive  event.  Tell  them  what  you   cycling.  Bring  your  own  place  setting  for  supper.  For   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Oct.   20,   noon-­5   p.m.,   VFW.   love   about   Ferrisburgh,   as   well   as   your   concerns.   ride   details,   contact   the   Abbotts   at   jabbott4111@ A   gathering   for   players   and   listeners.   Refreshments   Refreshments   provided.   Families   welcome.   Door   myfairpoint.net.  For  potluck  details,  contact  Heidke   available.  Admission  $2.   SUL]HVIURPORFDOEXVLQHVV,I\RXFDQÂśWFRPHSOHDVHÂżOO at  ginnypots@comcast.net  or  989-­7272.   New   Haven   Farm   and   Food   Festival.   Sunday,   Oct.   out  a  short  survey  at  www.ferrisburghvt.org.   Ski  sale  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,  8  a.m.-­2   20,   noon-­3   p.m.,   Tourterelle   Restaurant,   Route   7.   A   Presentation   on   Vermont   Health   Connect   in   New   p.m.,   Middlebury   Union   High   School.   Support   the   QRQSURÂżW FRPPXQLW\ HYHQW WR SURPRWH IDUPHUV DQG Haven.   Wednesday,   Oct.   23,   7-­9   p.m.,   New   Haven   Tiger  ski  team;  new  and  used  downhill/showboard/ Nordic  gear  sold  at  a  discount.   Fall  rummage  sale  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,   9  a.m.-­noon,  Middlebury  United  Methodist  Church,   corner   of   Seminary   and   North   Pleasant   streets.   Bag  day:  $2  per  bag.  Shop  for  clothing,  household   goods,   shoes   and   boots,   books,   toys   and   knick-­ NQDFNV 3URFHHGV EHQHÂżW FKXUFK PLVVLRQV ORFDO and  away.  Info:  388-­2048. Quarry   open   house   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Oct.   19,  10  a.m.-­2  p.m.,  Omya  Quarry,  Route  7  South.   Take   a   bus   tour   of   the   open-­pit   marble   quarry   or   disembark   and   explore.   View   the   large   trucks   and   equipment  on  display,  learn  about  rocks  and  miner-­ als  from  experts,  collect  a  souvenir.  All  ages.  Info:   (802)  770-­7644  or  www.omyainvermont.com.   Basket  party  in  Orwell.  Saturday,  Oct.  19,  11  a.m.-­1   p.m.,  Orwell  Town  Hall.  Doors  open  at  11,  lunch  is  at   QRRQGUDZLQJLVDWSP/XQFKLQFOXGHVÂżUVW envelope   ticket.   Extra   envelopes   $1.   Sponsored   by  Vermont  International  Order  of  the  Rainbow  for   Girls,   a   Masonic   youth   service   organization.   Town   hall  is  handicap-­accessible.   Book   sale   in   New   Haven.   Saturday,   Oct.   19,   11   a.m.-­3  p.m.,  New  Haven  Community  Library.  Annual   $%5,672/),5(),*+7(5FROOHFWVDGRQDWLRQDWDSDVWÂżUHGHSDUWPHQWIRRGGULYH%ULVWRO fall  book  sale.  Pricing  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;take  what  you  want,  give   UHVLGHQWVDUHHQFRXUDJHGWRKHOS³¿OOWKHÂżUHVWDWLRQ´WKLV\HDUE\EULQJLQJQRQSHULVKDEOH what  you  can.â&#x20AC;?   donations  for  the  Have  a  Heart  Food  Shelf  to  the  Bristol  Fire  Station  or  Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  parking  lot  on   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat   on   a   Hot   Tin   Roofâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Saturday,  Oct.  26,  between  8  a.m.  and  noon.

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6QRZ%RZO 6HDVRQ3DVV  5DWHV IRU Order  your  pass  online  or  by  mail  â&#x20AC;&#x201C; form  at  www.middleburysnowbowl.com

Early Adult $410 Alumni 365 Student 300 Junior 240 Child and 70+ 105 Sr. Citizen 300

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MID-­WEEK  PASS  $245   This  pass  is  valid  on  weekdays  from  the  beginning  of  the  season  until  3/1/14,   excluding  the  weeks  of  12/27/13-­  1/1/14  and  2/17/13-­  2/21/14.    From  3/1/14   to  the  end  of  the  season,  the  pass  is  valid  7  days  a  week.  On  any  weekend   day  or  holiday,  mid-­week  pass  holders  can  purchase  an  all  day  ticket  for  the   half  day  rate.

MIDD  STUDENT*  $175 FAC/STAFF HDFKRIWKH¿UVWWZR *  Valid  Midd  card  required  for  Middlebury  College  faculty/staff  passes   DQGPXVWEHEHQH¿WVHOLJLEOH A  CHILD  is  under  6  years  old.  A  JUNIOR  is  6  years  old  through  6th  grade.   A  STUDENT  is  7th  grade  through  college.  A  SENIOR CITIZEN  is  62-­69. Passes  will  be  sold  daily  Oct.  1-­31  in  the  Pro  Shop  at  the  Ralph  Myhre  Golf   Course  on  Route  30  South  from  Middlebury  from  8:00-­  5:00.  Forms  of  payment   accepted  are  cash,  check,  VISA  or  Mastercard.  Credit  card  purchases  can  be   made  by  calling  802-­443-­5125  or  online  at  www.middleburysnowbowl.com.  If   you  have  questions  concerning  this  sale  please  call  802-­443-­7669  or  email   snowbowl@middlebury.edu.

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Lake  Champlain  legacies THE ARNOLD BAY sail ferry, in  an  1892  image, LVGRFNHGDW%DUEHUÂśV3RLQWLQ:HVWSRUW 1<DPLGVWVHYHUDO+D\HVVNLIIV9HUJHQQHVERDWEXLOGHUDQGDXWKRU'RXJODV%URRNVZLOO WDONDERXWWKHVHDQGRWKHUYHVVHOVLQÂł)URP6NLIIVWR6DLO)HUULHV7KH6WRU\RI9HUPRQWÂśV Small  Boat  Traditionsâ&#x20AC;?  at  the  New  Haven  Community  Library  on  Thursday,  Oct.  24,  at  7  p.m. Photograph  courtesy  of  Irwin  Barber

Community  Library.  Karen  Haury,  director  of  CVOEO,   will   discuss   and   explain   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   health   care   program,  Vermont  Health  Connect.  Info:  453-­4015.  

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Nicaraguan  traditional   dance   perfor-­ mance  at  Middlebury  College.  Thursday,   Oct.   24,   9:30-­10:45   a.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for  the  Arts.  Compas  (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friendsâ&#x20AC;?)  de  Nicaragua  spon-­ sors   the   Nicaragua   Folklore   Dance   Tour,   which   EULQJV ÂżYH DGROHVFHQW GDQFHUV WR 1HZ (QJODQG WR perform   traditional   dances   and   educate   audiences   about  Nicaraguan  culture  and  sustainable  community   GHYHORSPHQW ZRUN )UHH GRQDWLRQV DFFHSWHG ,QIR RUER[RIÂżFH#PLGGOHEXU\HGX CVOEO   Growing   Money   program   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,  Oct.  24,  10  a.m.-­noon,  Conference  Room,   156  South  Village  Green.  First  class  in  a  two-­part  work-­ VKRSRQSHUVRQDOÂżQDQFHDQGEXGJHWLQJ5HJLVWHUDW  H[WRUJURZLQJPRQH\#FYRHR org.  Second  class  on  Oct.  31.  Registration  required.   Lecture   on   Indian   photographer   Dyanita   Shingh   at   Middlebury   College.   Thursday,   Oct.   24,   4:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts,   Room   125.  Ajay   Sinha,   professor   of   art   at   Mount   Holyoke   College,   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Photo   Book   and   the   Camera  Animal:   'D\DQLWD 6LQJKÂśV Âś+RXVH RI /RYHϫ )UHH ,QIR 443-­3168.   %HQHÂżW ERRN VLJQLQJ DQG VLOHQW DXFWLRQ LQ Middlebury.  Thursday,  Oct.  24,  5-­7:30  p.m.,  Danforth   Pewter,   52   Seymour   St.   MALT   annual   meeting   at   5   SP$WVLOHQWDXFWLRQWREHQHÂżWWKH7UDLO$URXQG Middlebury   and   meet   Robert   and   Martha   Manning,   authors  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walking  Distance:  Extraordinary  Hikes  for   Ordinary  People.â&#x20AC;?  At  6:30,  slideshow  of  the  Manningsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   ZDONLQJDGYHQWXUHVDURXQGWKHZRUOG&RPSOLPHQWDU\ apple  pie,  cheese  and  cider.   History   presentation   on   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   boats   in   New   Haven. 7KXUVGD\ 2FW   SP 1HZ +DYHQ Community  Library.  Vergennes  boat  builder  and  author   Douglas  Brooks  presents  â&#x20AC;&#x153;From  Skiffs  to  Sail  Ferries:   The  Story  of  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Small  Boat  Traditions,â&#x20AC;?  part  of   the   Vermont   Humanities   Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Speakers   Bureau   series.  Info:  453-­4015.   Connor  Garvey  in  concert  in  Brandon.  Thursday,  Oct.     SP %UDQGRQ 0XVLF *DUYH\ÂśV PXVLF has   been   described   as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;acoustic   funky-­folk-­rock   for   WKHJRRGKHDUWHG´7LFNHWV5HVHUYDWLRQVUHFRP-­ PHQGHG ,QIR DQG UHVHUYDWLRQV    RU LQIR#EUDQGRQPXVLFQHW

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Pie  sale  and  rummage  sale  in  Salisbury.   Friday,   Oct.   25,   9   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   Salisbury   Congregational   Church.   Apple   and   pumpkin   pies   and   other   baked   goods.   Clothing,   household   goods,   etc.   To   pre-­order   pies   or   donate   rummage   LWHPVRU7REHQHÂżWWKH&KXUFK Steeple  Restoration  Fund.  Continues  Saturday.   Senior  luncheon  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Oct.  25,  11:30   a.m.-­1:30  p.m.,  Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Restaurant.  CVAA  and  Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   partner   to   bring   area   seniors   a   monthly   luncheon.   Chicken  pot  pie,  coleslaw  and  peach  pie.  Suggested   GRQDWLRQ5HVHUYDWLRQVUHTXLUHG Art  history  presentation  at  Middlebury  College.  Friday,   Oct.  25,  12:15-­2  p.m.,  Middlebury  College  Museum  of   Art.   Madeline   Firestone   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13   returns   to   present   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Eternal  Monk:  The  Middlebury  Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Late-­Gothic   6WDWXHRI6DLQW%DUEDUD´/LJKWOXQFKSURYLGHGIROORZ-­ ing  the  presentation.  Suggested  donation  $5,  free  to   college  ID  cardholders.   North  Branch  School  gala  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Oct.   25,  5:30-­10:30  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Annual  gala   DXFWLRQ DQG GLQQHU GDQFH IXQGUDLVHU /LYH DXFWLRQ silent  auction,  catered  dinner  and  dancing  to  Atlantic   &URVVLQJ7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHDW&DUROÂśV+XQJU\0LQGRU the   Vermont   Book   Shop,   or   from   NBS   families:   $20   adults,   $10   students.   Info:   388-­3269   or   www.north-­ branchschool.org.   Table  of  Grace  free  meal  in  Vergennes.  Friday,  Oct.  25,   5:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Congregational   Church.   Monthly   dinner   sponsored   by   the   North   Ferrisburgh   United   Methodist,   St.   Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Episcopal,   Vergennes   Congregational   and   St.   Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   churches.   Free,   but   donations   accepted.   Menu:   roast   pork,   scalloped   potatoes,  applesauce,  green  beans  and  dessert.   Family  movie  night  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Oct.  25,  7-­9   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Showing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Gooniesâ&#x20AC;?   (1985).   Info:  www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org. Gatsby   Gala   in   Brandon.   Friday,   Oct.   25,   7-­10   p.m.,   &RPSDVV 0XVLF DQG $UWV &HQWHU  -RQHV 'ULYH Gene   Childers   and   his   Speakeasy   Jazz   Orchestra   bring  back  Prohibition-­era  entertainment.  Period  dress   DQG Ă&#x20AC;DSSHUV HQFRXUDJHG 'DQFH GHPRQVWUDWLRQ OHVVRQKRUVGÂśRHXYUHVDQGÂłPRFNWDLOV´&KDPSDJQH UDIĂ&#x20AC;H *DOD WLFNHWV  SHU SHUVRQ SUHSDLG UHVHUYD-­ WLRQVUHTXLUHG,QIRDQGWLFNHWVDWZZZFPDIYWRUJRU 247-­3000.     Live  storytelling  event  at  Middlebury  College.  Friday,   Oct.   25,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   Âł&RFRRQ´DQHYHQWLQVSLUHGE\WKHSRSXODUVWRU\WHOO-­ ing   phenomenon   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Moth,â&#x20AC;?   brings   a   handpicked   JURXS RI VWXGHQWV IDFXOW\VWDII DQG FRPPXQLW\ PHPEHUV WR WHOO VWRULHV OLYH ZLWKRXW QRWHV 7LFNHWV $10,   $8   for   Middlebury   College   ID   holders,   $5   for  

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26

SATURDAY

Food  drive   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   8   a.m.-­noon,   around   town.  The   Bristol   Fire   Department   will   conduct   this   annual   WRZQZLGHGULYHWRFROOHFWQRQSHULVKDEOHLWHPVIRUWKH +DYHD+HDUW)RRG6KHOIVHUYLQJWKHÂżYHWRZQDUHD Drop-­off   points   are   the   Bristol   Fire   Station   on   North   Street  and  Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  parking  lot.   Halloween   Hustle   5K   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   9-­11  a.m.,  start  at  Mount  Abraham  Union  High  School,   end   on   town   green.   Costumes   encouraged   for   this   family-­friendly   5K   walk   or   run.   Info   and   registration:    RU ZZZGLVFRYHUEULVWROFRP 5DFHGD\ registration   at   8   a.m.   Sponsored   by   the   Bristol   Downtown  Community  Partnership.   Pie  sale  and  rummage  sale  in  Salisbury.  Saturday,  Oct.   26,  9  a.m.-­3  p.m.,  Salisbury  Congregational  Church.   Apple   and   pumpkin   pies   and   other   baked   goods.   Clothing,  household  goods,  etc.  To  pre-­order  pies  or   donate   rummage   items:   388-­7820   or   352-­4375.   To   EHQHÂżWWKH&KXUFK6WHHSOH5HVWRUDWLRQ)XQG :HDWKHUL]DWLRQ 6NLOOVKRS LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   9   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   Hannaford   Career   Center.   *HWKDQGVRQWUDLQLQJLQWKHEDVLFVRILPSURYLQJ\RXU KRPHÂśV HIÂżFLHQF\ &RXUVH IHH RI  LQFOXGHV WH[W and   lunch.   Info:   www.weatherizationskillshop.com.   5HJLVWHUDWRUODVHUPLO\#\DKRRFRP â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Noseâ&#x20AC;?  opera  live  in  HD  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,   Oct.   26,   1-­3   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Metropolitan   2SHUDÂśV SURGXFWLRQ RI 'PLWUL 6KRVWDNRYLFKÂśV VXUUHDO SROLWLFDO RSHUD OLYH LQ +' 3DROR 6]RW VWDUV DV WKH bureaucrat   in   search   of   his   missing   nose.   Tickets    VWXGHQWV DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH 382-­9222  or  www.townhalltheater.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Touch  of  Sinâ&#x20AC;?  screening  at  Middlebury  College.   6DWXUGD\2FWSP'DQD$XGLWRULXP$ÂżOP EDVHG RQ UHDOOLIH HYHQWV DERXW ORRVHO\ FRQQHFWHG LQGLYLGXDOV ZKRVH OLYHV DUH WRXFKHG E\ YLROHQFH RU GHDWK7KHÂżOPIRFXVHVRQWKHYLROHQWLPSDFWDQGKHIW\ KXPDQ VDFULÂżFH H[DFWHG E\ WKH &KLQHVH HFRQRPLF boom  on  its  own  citizens.  Free.  Info:  443-­3168.   3XPSNLQV LQ WKH 3DUN DQG 0RUH LQ 9HUJHQQHV   Saturday,  Oct.  26,  4:30  p.m.  -­  Sunday,  Oct.  27,  7:30   p.m.,  Downtown  Vergennes.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big  pumpkin  fun  in  the   Little   City,â&#x20AC;?   including   trick-­or-­treating   on   Main   Street   DQG DW 9HUJHQQHV 5HVLGHQWLDO &DUH +RPH JDPHV DFWLYLWLHVDQGIDFHSDLQWLQJRQWKHFLW\JUHHQWKH*UHDW 3XPSNLQ&RRNRIIIUHHJORZVWLFNVWKHDQQXDOOLJKWLQJ DQGMXGJLQJRISXPSNLQVLQWKHSDUNDQGFLGHUGRQXWV and   awards.   Donations   accepted   for   the   Vergennes   Area   Food   Shelf.   Cook-­off   and   pumpkin   contest   GHWDLOV DQG HYHQW VFKHGXOH ZZZYHUJHQQHVGRZQ-­ town.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Place  at  the  Tableâ&#x20AC;?  screening  in  Bristol.  Saturday,   Oct.   26,   5-­8   p.m.,   Holley   Hall.   A   documentary   RQ KXQJHU LQ WKH 86 7KH $1H68 )RRG 6HUYLFH &RRSHUDWLYH KRVWV D GLQQHU RI KRPHPDGH YHJJLH SL]]DDQGVDODGDWSPIROORZHGE\WKHPRYLHDQG a  discussion  afterward.  Admission  free  but  food  shelf   donations  welcome.  Info:  453-­3227,  ext.  227.   $QQXDO KDP GLQQHU LQ 6WDUNVERUR   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   5-­7   p.m.,   Starksboro   First   Baptist   Church.   The   Starksboro   Village   Meeting   House   Society   hosts   this   meal   to   raise   funds   for   ongoing   restoration   of   WKH PHHWLQJ KRXVH %DNHG KDP YHJHWDEOHV EDNHG EHDQVUROOVKRPHPDGHSLHVDQGEHYHUDJHV7LFNHWV $10  adults,  $5  children  under  12,  $25  for  families  of   IRXU 7DNHRXW DYDLODEOH 5HVHUYDWLRQV HQFRXUDJHG at  453-­5227  or  453-­2079.  Silent  auction,  Starksboro   merchandise  for  sale.   &KLFNHQ DQG ELVFXLWV GLQQHU LQ %UDQGRQ   Saturday,   Oct.  26,  5-­7  p.m.,  St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Church  hall.  Seatings  at   DQGSP5HVHUYDWLRQVRQO\$GXOWVFKLOGUHQ XQGHU5HVHUYDWLRQVDW   +DXQWHG7UDLODQG)RUHVWLQ0RQNWRQ  Saturday,  Oct.   26,  6-­8  p.m.,  Monkton  Central  School.  The  Monkton   Boy   Scouts   and   Cub   Scouts   host   a   family-­friendly   haunted  trail,  with  bake  sale.  Starts  at  dusk.  Flashlights   optional.  Free,  but  donations  accepted.   7DONE\ERDWEXLOGHU'RXJODV%URRNVLQ1HZ+DYHQ   6DWXUGD\2FWSP1HZ+DYHQ&RPPXQLW\ Library.   Brooks   will   present   a   program   about   build-­ ing   boats   in   the   Japanese   style.   Info:   453-­4015.   A   Vermont  Humanities  Council  presentation.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Touch  of  Sinâ&#x20AC;?  screening  at  Middlebury  College.   6DWXUGD\2FWSP'DQD$XGLWRULXP$ÂżOP EDVHG RQ UHDOOLIH HYHQWV DERXW ORRVHO\ FRQQHFWHG LQGLYLGXDOV ZKRVH OLYHV DUH WRXFKHG E\ YLROHQFH RU GHDWK7KHÂżOPIRFXVHVRQWKHYLROHQWLPSDFWDQGKHIW\ KXPDQ VDFULÂżFH H[DFWHG E\ WKH &KLQHVH HFRQRPLF boom  on  its  own  citizens.  Free.  Info:  443-­3168.   Halloween   bash   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   8   p.m.  -­  Sunday,  Oct.  27,  midnight,  Town  Hall  Theater.   Dancing  with  a  DJ,  costume  contest  (Best  Costume,   Funniest  Costume,  Best  Couple),  old-­fashioned  photo   ERRWKFDVKEDUVQDFNVSURYLGHG7LFNHWVDYDLO-­ DEOH DW WKH7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH  RU ZZZWRZQ-­ halltheater.org.   Halloween   dance   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   Oct.   26,   8   p.m.-­midnight,   Vergennes   Eagles   Club.   Music   by   WKH+LWPHQ&RVWXPHVRSWLRQDOSUL]HVZLOOEHJLYHQ 6QDFNVSURYLGHG3URFHHGVVXSSRUW$GGLVRQ&RXQW\ (DJOHV$X[LOLDU\FKDULWLHV7LFNHWVLQDGYDQFHRU $15  at  the  door.  

SUNDAY

)DPLO\ +DOORZHHQ FRVWXPH NDUDRNH dance  party   in   Vergennes.   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   1-­3   p.m.,   Vergennes   American   Legion.   The  Legion  Auxiliary  hosts  a  costume  karaoke  dance   party   from   1-­2   p.m.,   followed   by   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;trunk-­or-­treatâ&#x20AC;?   HYHQWLQWKHSDUNLQJORWIURP7RUHJLVWHU\RXUFDU IRUWUXQNRUWUHDWFDOORUHPDLOPDUVXOOL#DRO com.  Free.   6SRRNWDFXODULQ0LGGOHEXU\  Sunday,  Oct.  27,  1-­3  p.m.,   0LGGOHEXU\JUHHQ$QQXDOWRZQHYHQWIHDWXULQJPXVLF dancing,  costumes  and  games  for  all  ages,  including  a   -XPS\&DVWOH3UL]HV(YHQWHQGVZLWKDWULFNRUWUHDW parade   along   Main   Street,   led   by   the   legendary   6SRRNWDFXODU:LWFK$QHYHQWRIWKH%HWWHU0LGGOHEXU\ Partnership.  Rain  or  shine.   &ODVVLFDO +DOORZHHQ FRQFHUW IRU NLGV DW 0LGGOHEXU\ College.  Sunday,  Oct.  27,  2-­4  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center   for  the  Arts.  The  Vermont  Symphony  Orchestra  pres-­ ents   its   second   annual   woodwind   quintet   concert   IHDWXULQJVHYHUDOVHDVRQDOO\VSRRN\VHOHFWLRQVLQFOXG-­ LQJ DQ DUUDQJHPHQW RI 3URNRÂżHYÂśV Âł3HWHU DQG WKH Wolf.â&#x20AC;?   Special   guest   narrator   music   professor   Peter   Hamlin.  Audience  members  are  encouraged  to  come   in  costume  for  a  parade.  Tickets  $8  adults,  $6  seniors   DQGFKLOGUHQIDPLOLHVRIXSWRÂżYH,QIR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cascandoâ&#x20AC;?   staged   reading   at   Middlebury   College.   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   4-­6   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   A   workshop   exploration   of   Samuel   Beckettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cascando,â&#x20AC;?   a   rarely   produced   radio   play   originally   VXEWLWOHG Âł$ 5DGLRSKRQLF ,QYHQWLRQ IRU 0XVLF DQG Voice.â&#x20AC;?  After  a  discussion  period,  a  second  reading  will   be  held.  Free.   Community   yoga   class   for   H.O.P.E.   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   4-­5:30   p.m.,   Otter   Creek   Yoga   in   the  Marble  Works.  Class  fee  $5.  All  proceeds  will  be   GRQDWHGWR+23(,QIRRUMRDQQD#RWWHU-­ creekyoga.com.   Harvest   Supper   in   Vergennes.   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   4-­8   p.m.,   St.   Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Church.   Turkey,   mashed   potatoes,   VZHHWSRWDWRHVVWXIÂżQJJUHHQEHDQVFROHVODZEODFN RUJUHHQROLYHVFUDQEHUU\VDXFHDQGSLHV6HDWLQJVDW 4  and  6  p.m.  Tickets  $10  adults,  $5  children  6-­12,  free   IRUFKLOGUHQDQGXQGHUDYDLODEOHDWWKHSDULVKRIÂżFH RU-DFNPDQ)XHOVUDIĂ&#x20AC;HGUDZLQJDWSP &KLFNHQ DQG ELVFXLW VXSSHU LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   5-­6:30   p.m.,   Middlebury   United   Methodist   &KXUFK&KLFNHQDQGELVFXLWVYHJHWDEOHVVDODGVDQG desserts.  All  you  can  eat.  Suggested  donation  adults   $7.50,   children   5-­12   $3,   under   5   free,   but   no   one   turned  away.  Info:  388-­2510  or  388-­9405.   Pianist  Benjamin  Grosvenor  in  concert  at  Middlebury   College.   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center  for  the  Arts.  Renowned  20-­year-­old  Benjamin   *URVYHQRU LQ KLV 9HUPRQW GHEXW SHUIRUPV ZRUNV by   Mendelssohn,   Schubert,   Schumann,   Mompou,   0HGWQHU5DYHODQG*RXQRG/LV]W3UHFRQFHUWOHFWXUH by  Music  Department  Chair  Greg  Vitercik  at  6:45  p.m.   LQ5RRP7LFNHWV,QIR

Oct

28

MONDAY

Tai  Chi   for   Arthritis   class   in   Brandon.   0RQGD\2FWDP&DIp3URYHQFH &RRNLQJ6FKRRO 7KHÂżUVWLQDVHULHVRIEHJLQ-­ ner   tai   chi   classes   meeting   Mondays   and   Fridays   through   Dec.   19.   Sponsored   by   CVAA,   these   free   FODVVHVIRUSHRSOHDJHRUROGHUFDQKHOSLPSURYH EDODQFH Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ DQG PXVFOH VWUHQJWK 5HJLVWHU DW H[W&ODVVHVÂżOOTXLFNO\ Legislative   forum   on   elder   issues   in   Middlebury.   Monday,   Oct.   28,   2-­3:30   p.m.,   The   Lodge   at   Otter   Creek.   Addison   County   legislators   will   host   a   free   public   forum   to   address   current   elder   issues   in   the   /HJLVODWXUH /LJKW VQDFNV DQG EHYHUDJHV VHUYHG 5HVHUYDWLRQV UHTXHVWHG DW    RU IURQW-­ GHVN#ORGJHDWRWWHUFUHHNFRP Community   College   of   Vermont   open   house   in   Middlebury.   Monday,   Oct.   28,   5:15-­6   p.m.,   10   0HUFKDQWV 5RZ VHFRQG Ă&#x20AC;RRU +LJK VFKRRODJHG students,   degree   seekers   and   lifeline   learners   are   LQYLWHG WR VHH ZKDWÂśV DYDLODEOH DW &&9 VWDUWLQJ LQ -DQXDU\ /LJKW UHIUHVKPHQWV SURYLGHG ,QIR MHQQLIHU VWHIDQL#FFYHGX â&#x20AC;&#x153;China   Town   Hallâ&#x20AC;?   at   Middlebury   College.   Monday,   2FWSP'DQD$XGLWRULXP+DQN/HYLQH presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;China   Goes   Global:   Economic   Interests,   International   Interdependence   and   Chinese   Foreign   Policy,â&#x20AC;?  followed  by  a  Q&A.  At  7  p.m.,  U.S.  Secretary   RI6WDWH0DGHOLQH$OEULJKWZLOOJLYHDQDWLRQDOZHEFDVW on  the  topic  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Issues  in  the  U.S.-­China  Relations.  Light   UHIUHVKPHQWVVHUYHGWKURXJKRXWWKHSURJUDP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four   Generations   of   the   Gould   Family   and   the   Jewish  Communities  of  Vermontâ&#x20AC;?  presentation  in   Middlebury. 0RQGD\ 2FW   SP +DYXUDK +RXVH  1RUWK 3OHDVDQW 6W $ODQ *RXOG ZLOO JLYH an   illustrated   talk   about   the   Gould   family   in   Vermont   from  the  late  19th  century  to  the  present.  Dessert  and   UHIUHVKPHQWVVHUYHG,QIR

Oct

29

TUESDAY

Behind-­the-­Scenes  Lunch   and   Discussion   at   Middlebury   College.   Tuesday,   Oct.   29,   12:30-­2:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   Hear   a   discussion   with   Director   Cheryl   Faraone,   musical   director   Carol   Christensen   and   the   cast   and   crew   of   the   upcoming   production   ³9LQHJDU 7RP´ /XQFK LV IUHH WR FROOHJH ,' KROGHUV community  donations  are  accepted.  For  mature  audi-­ HQFHV,QIRZZZPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWVRU )UHH DSLWKHUDS\ ZRUNVKRS LQ /LQFROQ   Tuesday,   Oct.   29,   7-­9   p.m.,   Metta   Earth   Institute,   223   Geary   Road   6RXWK :RUNVKRS FRYHUV WKH KHDOLQJ SURSHUWLHV RI honey,   pollen,   propolis,   royal   jelly   and   honeybee   YHQRP5HJLVWUDWLRQDSSUHFLDWHG   Pianist  Benjamin  Grosvenor  in  concert  at  Middlebury   College.  Tuesday,  Oct.  29,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   Twenty-­year-­old   British   pianist   %HQMDPLQ *URVYHQRU ZLOO PDNH KLV 9HUPRQW GHEXW performing   a   program   of   romantic-­era   works   by   0HQGHOVVRKQ 6FKXEHUW 6FKXPDQQ 0HGWQHU 5DYHO DQG*RXQRG/LV]W7LFNHWVIRUWKHJHQHUDOSXEOLF $15   for   Middlebury   College   ID   holders   and   $6   for   0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHVWXGHQWV,QIRRUKWWS JRPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWV

Oct

30

WEDNESDAY

Senior  Halloween  luncheon  in  Bridport.   Wednesday,   Oct.   30,   11   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   %ULGSRUW *UDQJH &9$$ LQYLWHV VHQLRUV WR dress  in  costume  for  a  Halloween  luncheon  of  baked   ham,  baked  beans,  coleslaw,  brown  bread  and  pump-­ NLQ FXVWDUG 6XJJHVWHG GRQDWLRQ  5HVHUYDWLRQV required:   1-­800-­642-­5119,   ext.   615.   Free   transporta-­ tion  with  ACTR:  388-­1946.   3RWOXFN DQG ERRN GLVFXVVLRQ LQ 1HZ +DYHQ   :HGQHVGD\2FWSP1HZ+DYHQ&RPPXQLW\ /LEUDU\7KH1HZ+DYHQ&RPPXQLW\DQG/LQFROQOLEUDU-­ ies   will   host   a   potluck   and   discussion   of   the   current   Vermont  Reads  book,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry  180:  A  Turning  Back  to   Poetry,â&#x20AC;?  by  poet  Billy  Collins.  Info:  453-­4015.  

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Ferrisburgh (Continued  from  Page  1A) tative   suggested   a   $3,000   feasibility   VWXG\DVDÂżUVWVWHS7DWORFNVDLGEXW the   board   was   leaning   toward   do-­ ing   some   cheaper   homework   before   spending  that  money  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  checking  out   how   such   systems   are   working   for   other  schools  that  have  installed  them.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe   even   before   that   a   low-­ cost   step   would   be   (looking   into)   what   other   schools   are   doing   right   now,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. If   that   research   went   well,   then   a   study   would   make   sense,   Tatlock   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   feasibility   study   would   tell   us   what  kind  of  fuel  would  be  best  and   tell   us   what   boiler   size   (we   need),â&#x20AC;?   he  said. &DQQRQVDLGRIÂżFLDOVDWKHUVHPL-­ nar   recommended   wood   pellets   be-­ cause  of  ease  of  handling  and  lower  

WomenSafe water  content,   which   means   greater   HIÂżFLHQF\ But   on   Oct.   8   Renewable   Energy   said   they   had   a   wood   chip   supplier   that  could  guarantee  a  relatively  low   water   content,   and   no   one   disputes   the   chips   are   cheaper,   while   pellets   DUH PRUH HIÂżFLHQW DOWKRXJK WKHLU prices  also  tend  to  be  more  volatile.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  were  suggesting  the  chips,â&#x20AC;?   Cannon  said.   Tatlock  said  a  decision  would  not   be  made  quickly.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are   a   lot   of   variables,â&#x20AC;?   he   said,  adding  oil  price  projections  are   also  uncertain.   7KH ÂżYHPHPEHU ERDUG ZRXOG also   like   to   hear   from   residents   on   the  proposal.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  tricky  part  is  seeing  what  the   public  thinks  about  it,â&#x20AC;?  Tatlock  said. If   the   board   does   opt   for   a   bio-­

mass  boiler  such  as  proposed  by  the   %HQQLQJWRQ ÂżUP LW FRXOG EH VLWHG directly  behind  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gymna-­ sium/cafeteria  wing  in  a  freestanding   building. FCS  Principal  JoAnn  Taft-­Blakely   said   the   boiler   would   be   on   a   plat-­ form   with   a   window   to   allow   stu-­ dents  to  observe  its  operation.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   know   how   we   like   to   make   things   educational,â&#x20AC;?   Taft-­Blakely   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   would   be   another   opportu-­ nity   for   education   and   training   for   the  kids.â&#x20AC;? If   the   board   does   decide   to   pro-­ ceed,  a  biomass  boiler  could  be  there   by  as  early  as  the  2014-­2015  school   year,  Tatlock  said,  even  with  what  he   called  a  lot  of  research  to  do.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once   we   make   the   decision,   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   the   time   line   would   be   that  long  to  get  it  done,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

(Continued  from  Page  1A) â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   will   allow   us   to   be   able   to   keep  the  staff  to  be  able  to  provide  the   services  people  have  come  to  depend   on   to   help   them   through   traumatic   times  in  their  lives.â&#x20AC;? The  grant  has  allowed  WomenSafe   to   maintain   a   staff   of   eight   full-­time   workers,  one  of  whom  is  a  transition-­ al   housing   coordinator   who   works   with  victims  accessing  services  under   the   grant.   Once   temporary   housing   (usually   an   apartment)   is   located   for   the  victim,  the  grant  resources  can  be   tapped  to  help  pay  for  rent,  transpor-­ tation,   counseling   and   other   services   XQWLOWKHFOLHQWLVÂżQDQFLDOO\DQGHPR-­ tionally  stable  enough  to  become  in-­ dependent. Âł7KH JRDO LV WR ÂżQG DQ DSDUWPHQW that  works  for  them,â&#x20AC;?  Smith  said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   an   assistance   program   that   is   Ă&#x20AC;H[LEOHDQGFDQEHWDLORUHGWRFOLHQWVÂś individual  needs,  according  to  Smith.   It  has  also  served  as  an  eye-­opener  for   the  community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   has   educated   landlords   on   do-­ mestic  violence  and  safety  concerns,â&#x20AC;?   Smith  said. It  has  also  helped  victims  and  their   children  learn  to  become  independent   following   often-­traumatic   circum-­ stances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most   of   the   women   (who   have   gone  through  the  program)  have  done   well  and  have  been  able  to  get  along   on  their  own,â&#x20AC;?  Smith  said. Steve  Sac,  director  of  property  man-­ agement  for  ACCT,  said  the  program   has  worked  well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  a  great  collaboration,â&#x20AC;?  he  

said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   housed   (WomenSafe   clients)   throughout   the   county   in   our   housing.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  so  needed.â&#x20AC;? GOVERNMENT  SHUTDOWN :KLOH :RPHQ6DIH RIÂżFLDOV ZHUH SOHDVHG WR KDYH UHFHLYHG FRQÂżUPD-­ tion  of  the  grant,  they  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sure  when   they  will  be  able  to  access  the  money.   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   because   as   the   Addison   Inde-­ pendent  went  to  press  on  Wednesday,   lawmakers  had  yet  to  resolve  a  federal   budget/debt   ceiling   impasse   that   has   resulted  in  a  partial  government  shut-­ down.   That   shutdown   has   turned   off   the   spigot   to   some   key   government   programs,   as   well   as   various   human   services  programs  in  Vermont  and  na-­ tionwide. During   a   phone   interview   with   the   Independent   on   Tuesday,   Vermont   Agency   of   Human   Services   (AHS)   Secretary   Doug   Racine   described   VRPHRIWKHÂżQDQFLDOLPSOLFDWLRQVWKH federal   debt   crisis   could   have   on   the   state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone   waiting   for   a   check   from   the   federal   government   is   going   to   KDYH D FDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ SUREOHP WKHUHÂśV QR question  about  it,â&#x20AC;?  Racine  said. Racine   and   his   colleagues   at  AHS   ZHUH EXV\ GHWHUPLQLQJ WKH H[WHQW WR which   major   programs   like   Women   Infants   and   Children,   3SquaresVT   (formerly  known  as  Food  Stamps)  and   Reach  Up  might  be  shortchanged  if  the   federal  funding  is  withheld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   are   major   safety   net   pro-­ grams   for   low-­income   Vermonters;Íž   these   programs   are   all   threatened,â&#x20AC;?   Racine  said. Vermont   drew   down   as   much   fed-­

eral  funding   as   it   could   on   Sept.   30,   Racine  noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  OK  (with  funding)  through   October,  but  if  this  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  resolved  come   Nov.  1,  Gov.  Shumlin  is  going  to  have   some  very  tough  decisions  to  make,â&#x20AC;?   Racine  said. One   of   those   decisions   will   be   ZKHWKHU WR XVH VWDWH IXQGV WR EDFNÂżOO ZKDWRIÂżFLDOVKRSHZLOORQO\EHDWHP-­ porary   absence   of   federal   money   for   key  programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vulnerable   Vermonters   are   very   much  at  risk,â&#x20AC;?  Racine  said  of  the  con-­ sequences   of   the   federal   budget   im-­ passe.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   is   no   large   piggybank   out  there  for  the  state  to  use.  Even  if   ZH ZDQWHG WR EDFNÂżOO DOO WKH IHGHUDO programs   assuming   we   will   get   paid   EDFNZHKDYHRXURZQFDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZLV-­ sues.â&#x20AC;? Racine,  a  former  state  senator  and   Vermont   lieutenant   governor,   was   candid  in  his  criticism  of  Republican   members  of  Congress  who  have  stat-­ ed  they  will  not  support  a  federal  bud-­ get   that   does   not   contemplate   major   changes   to   the  Affordable   Care  Act,   also  referred  to  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obamacare.â&#x20AC;?  The   ACA   is   currently   law   and   has   been   DIÂżUPHGE\WKH866XSUHPH&RXUW Âł,ÂżQGLWWUXO\UHPDUNDEOH´5DFLQH said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  (GOP)  lost  the  legislative   battle,   their   candidate   lost   the   elec-­ tion  â&#x20AC;Ś  They  fought  every  which  way,   and  now  the  only  thing  they  can  do  is   threaten  the  economy  and  vulnerable   Americans   with   total   disaster   unless   they  get  their  way,  in  spite  of  losing   through  the  regular  processes.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ab-­ surd.â&#x20AC;?

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more  about  the  exciting  nutritional   and   recreational   activities   the   pro-­ gram  offers  to  the  youth  in  our  com-­ munity   and   how   they   can   become   involved.

By  the  way   (Continued  from  Page  1A) Senior   Center   in   the   basement   of   the  Middlebury  Municipal  Building   between  10  a.m.  and  1  p.m.  on  any   Tuesday.   They   would   really   appre-­ ciate   the   help!   Thank   you   on   their   behalf. Those  interested  in  the  ongoing  dis-­ cussion  about  a  new  Middlebury  mu-­ nicipal  building  and  recreation  center   are  invited  to  view  the  latest  plans  and   give  their  reactions  at  â&#x20AC;&#x153;progress  report   and   listening   sessionâ&#x20AC;?   to   be   held   at   the  municipal  gym  at  94  Main  St.  on   Thursday,   Oct.   17,   from   7   to   9   p.m.   The   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   design/build   team   from   Bread  Loaf  Corp.  will  review  the  work   to   date   and   invite   attendees   to   share   their   ideas,   concerns   and   questions   about   the   project.   Background   infor-­ mation,  aerial  photos,  preliminary  con-­ FHSWXDOGHVLJQVDQG7RZQ2IÂżFHVDQG Recreation   Facilities   Steering   Com-­ mittee   meeting   minutes   are   available   online  at  www.townofmiddlebury.org.

.HHS\RXUH\HRXWIRU5R[\DJROG-­ HQ UHWULHYHU ZHDULQJ D Ă&#x20AC;XRUHVFHQW RU-­ ange  tag  who  was  struck  by  a  car  on   Route  7  in  New  Haven  this  past  Friday   evening  after  she  wandered  away  from   her  home  on  Campground  Road.  Wit-­ nesses  at  the  scene  report  that  an  ap-­ parent  Good  Samaritan  offered  to  take   the  dog  into  Middlebury  to  the  humane   society  shelter,  but  no  one  has  seen  the   animal  since  then.  If  you  see  the  dog   call  the  state  police  at  388-­4919  or  the   owner,  Andrea  Masse,  at  363-­3501.

The  community   is   invited   to   at-­ tend   the   MiddSummer   Lunch   and   Recreation   Program   annual   meet-­ ing  next  Wednesday,  Oct.  23,  at  3:30   SP LQ WKH 890 ([WHQVLRQ 2I¿FH Conference  Room  at  23  Pond  Lane   Shoreham   Elementary   School   is   in  Middlebury,  just  off  of  Exchange   hosting  a  Scholastic  Book  Fair  next   Street.   Those   who   come   will   hear  

As  part   of   its   ongoing   mission   to   educate   the   public   while   support-­ ing   Vermont   artisansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   work,   the   Frog   Hollow   gallery   has   collaborated   with   potter   Robert   Compton   and   his   wife   Christine  Homer  to  offer  a  unique  tour   of   their   pottery   studio,   weaving   stu-­ dio  and  kiln  gardens  off  Route  116  in   Bristol   this   Sunday.   The   tour   will   be   followed   by   a   Mediterranean   themed   meal   with   the   artists.   Space   for   this   $100-­per-­person   gathering   is   limited   to  10.  To  reserve  a  space,  contact  the   Frog   Hollow   Gallery   in   Burlington   by  phone  at  802-­863-­6458  or  email  at   info@froghollow.org. An   amateur   classical   string   en-­ semble  in  Middlebury  is  looking  for   violinists.   The   group   meets   every   third  Friday  at  EastView  at  Middle-­ bury.  Anyone  interested  is  asked  to   call  388-­7351  for  more  information. You   may   have   read   in   our   calen-­ dar  about  the  Ciderfest  scheduled  for   this  Saturday  at  Champlain  Orchards   in   Shoreham.   We   got   word   that   the   event  has  been  cancelled. Three   Addison   county   residents   will   perform   in   the   Vermont   Wind   Ensemble   concert   on   Sunday,   Nov.   3,   at   UVM.   Jennifer   Murdoch   of   Middlebury   (baritone   saxophone)   and   Vergennes   residents   Susan   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Daniel   (French   horn)   and   Joe   Klopfenstein  (trumpet),  will  play  in   the  65-­member  ensemble.  The  show   at   the   Music   Building   Recital   Hall   begins  at  3  p.m.  Admission  is  free.

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Quilter to share her quilts and knowledge next week MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Milk   &   ing   skills   have   won   her   numerous   Honey   Quilters   Guild   welcomes   awards,   including   several   Best   guest   speaker   Nancy   Di   of   Show,   on   both   local   Donato   to   its   Tuesday,   Nancy Di and   national   levels.   Her   Oct.   22,   meeting   at   7   Donatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quilt   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home,   Glorious   p.m.  at  the  American  Le-­ innovative Home!â&#x20AC;?  was  selected  for   gion   in   Middlebury.   Di   the   Adirondack   Muse-­ works are Donato   will   give   a   lec-­ umâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  three-­year-­long  ex-­ ture   and   trunk   show   on   one part quilt- hibit  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Common  Threads:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Landscapes   with   Wo-­ ing, one part 150  Years  of  Adirondack   ven   Fabric,â&#x20AC;?   as   well   as   engineering, Quilts  and  Comforters.â&#x20AC;? a   workshop   on   Wednes-­ and often Di   Donato   regulary   day,   Oct.   23,   for   hands-­ consisting of offers   lecture/trunk   on  demonstrations. shows   and   workshops   Di   Donato   has   been   a   multiple piec- hoping   to   inspire   others   quilter   since   1970,   hav-­ es connected to  try  something  outside   ing   most   recently   im-­ in unconvenof   their   comfort   zone.   mersed   herself   in   the   tional ways. Her   workshops   proved   world   of   textile   art.   Her   popular   and   eventually   innovative  works  are  one   led   to   her   being   asked   part  quilting,  one  part  engineering,   to  be  an  instructor  at  the  2013  Ver-­ and   often   consisting   of   multiple   mont  Quilt  Festival. pieces  connected  in  unconvention-­ Her   work   has   featured   in   Quil-­ al  ways.  Her  materials  are  atypical   terâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Newsletter   magazine,   as   well   of  those  usually  found  in  quilts. as  The  Iowan  and  several  other  na-­ Her   originality   and   her   sew-­ tional  publications.

At  the   Oct.   23   workshop   she   will   teach   two   innovative   fused   weaving  techniques  for  a  machine-­ appliquÊd   landscape.   Beginners   are  welcome  and  everyone  will  be   able  to  complete  this  wall  hanging.   The   workshop,   which   costs   $35,   requires  prior  registration  and  pur-­ chase  of  a  $10  material  kit.  People   interested   in   signing   up   for   the   workshop  should  call  453-­4346.   As   always,   the   Tuesday   night   meeting   will   include   show-­and-­

tell,  and   people   are   encouraged   to   EULQJ LQ ¿QLVKHG TXLOWV DQG ZRUNV in  progress. The   Milk   &   Honey   Quilters   Guild  began  about  20  years  ago  as   an   informal   and   supportive   guild   for   anyone   interested   in   quilting.   Meetings  are  held  are  on  the  fourth   Tuesday   of   the   month   from   Sep-­ tember  through  June.  For  more  in-­ formation,  visit  their  website,  mil-­ kandhoneyquilters.com.

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Schools  (Continued  from  Page  1A) social  networking,  sexting,  and  drug   that  students  there  go  through  several   and  alcohol  abuse.  Students  also  talk   anti-­bullying   programs.   Faculty   use   about  bullying  in  their  health  classes. the  Olweus  Bullying  Prevention  Pro-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part  of  the  curriculum  deals  with   gram.  The  program  is  used  across  the   KHDOWK\ UHODWLRQVKLSV´ 2IÂżFHU 0D-­ country   and   has   been   credited   with   son   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   big   part   of   combating   improving  peer-­to-­peer  relations  and   EXOO\LQJLVXVÂżQGLQJRXWDERXWLW´ reducing  bullying.  Robinson  praised   Mason   said   it   is   imperative   that   the  Olweus  program  for   he   and   other   adults   be   also   addressing   the   re-­ integrated   in   the   school   sponsibility   bystanders   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bullying is not community.  He  and  oth-­ have   when   witnessing   the clear cut er   staff   focus   on   build-­ issue that many ing   relationships   with   bullying. Robinson   said   that   believe it to be. students,  so  students  feel   cyber  bullying  has  been   These days it comfortable   approach-­ on   the   uptick   in   re-­ ing   staff   about   personal   is rarely one cent   years,   and   that   the   troubles  they  may  have. schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   computer   fac-­ sided â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bullies â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   a   number   ulty   includes   a   program   have been of   students   who   come   about  cyber  bullying.   in  and  report  things,  and   victims and She   said   that   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   cru-­ victims become we   respond   immediate-­ cial   that   parents   talk   to   bullies.â&#x20AC;? ly,â&#x20AC;?  said  Brooke  Jette,  a   their  children  about  bul-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Corinna Stewart prevention  specialist.   lying.   School   counselors   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sadly,   parents   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   facilitate   mediations   always   realize   whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   happening   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   between   students   who   are   having   when   students   are   behind   screens   problems  with  each  other,  which  staff   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   much   more   courageous,â&#x20AC;?   credit   with   improving   interpersonal   Robinson   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   important   that   and  problem-­solving  skills. parents  are  aware  of  what  their  chil-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  goal  of  doing  this  is  for  stu-­ dren  are  doing  and  what  sites  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   dents   to   learn   skills   to   mediate   on   on.â&#x20AC;? their  own,â&#x20AC;?  Dieman  said. Middlebury   Union   High   School   Health   teacher   Deb   Karpac   said   addresses   bullying   through   student-­ bullying  is  an  ongoing  part  of  the  cur-­ to-­student,   teacher-­to-­student,   and   riculum,  not  just  a  single  unit. teacher-­to-­parents   outreach.   For   in-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   talk   about   how   students   can   stance,   the   school   has   a   peer   leader   step  up  as  a  bystander,â&#x20AC;?  Karpac  said. program,   where   40   seniors   help   in-­ Dieman,   Mason   and   Jette   agreed   coming   freshman   acclimate   with   a   that   cyber   bullying   has   increased   in   high  school  setting,  Assistant  Princi-­ recent  years. pal  Catherine  Dieman  said.  These  se-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   encourage   parents   to   play   an   niors,   who   go   through   special   train-­ active  role  in  what  their  kids  are  do-­ ing,   meet   with   9th-­graders   twice   a   ing  in  school  and  online,â&#x20AC;?  Mason  said. week. When   cyber   bullying   comes   to   MUHS   also   hosts   parent   nights   OLJKW VFKRRO RIÂżFLDOV FUHGLW PHGLD-­ ZKHUHRIÂżFLDOVGLVFXVVWRSLFVVXFKDV tion   for   helping   children   understand  

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the  impact   of   what   they   may   post   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents   are   often   unprepared   for   online. the   complications   of   such   an   emo-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  faceless  quality  to  what   tionally  laden  and  non-­stop,  intrusive   people  say  online,â&#x20AC;?  Dieman  added. and  interrupting  force  in  kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  lives,â&#x20AC;?   Dieman   said   that   students   most   Stewart  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schools  are  also  grap-­ often   know   of   new   social   network-­ pling   with   how   to   supervise   the   use   ing  sites  before  adults,  but  that  staff   of  social  media.â&#x20AC;? make   a   point   to   communicate   with   MOUNT  ABE  IN  MOURNING VWXGHQWV WR ÂżQG RXW ZKDW WKHVH VLWHV Mount   Abraham   Union   High   are,  and  how  students  are  using  them.   School  hosted  a  memorial  service  for   Staff   also   maintain   a   Olivia  Scott  on  Tuesday   social   media   presence   evening   and   the   Inde-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Mason,   for   example,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We encourage pendent   respected   the   maintains  his  own  Face-­ parents to play familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wishes   not   to   book  and  Twitter  page. have  the  media  attend. an active role â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are   new   sites   in what their Mount   Abe   and   Ad-­ popping  up  all  the  time,   dison   Northeast   Super-­ some  set  up  for  high-­risk   kids are doing YLVRU\ 8QLRQ RIÂżFLDOV behavior,â&#x20AC;?   Jette   said.   in school and declined   to   talk   with   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  normative  experi-­ online.â&#x20AC;? the   media   about   their   Âł2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU0DVRQ anti-­bullying   programs   ence  to  be  thrill-­seekers,   and  social  media  is  very   in   the   immediate   after-­ instant.â&#x20AC;? math   of   the   tragedy.   But   the   Inde-­ Mason  said  the  most  important  part   pendent  has  highlighted  efforts  at  the   of   combating   bullying   is   building   a   school  to  educate  students  on  bully-­ sense   of   community   at   the   school.   ing.   :KLOHKHLVDSROLFHRIÂżFHUDQGVHHV The  school,  for  instance,  sponsors   the  law  enforcement  side  of  bullying,   the   Mount   Abraham   Vermont   Teen   he   stressed   that   the   most   effective   Leadership   Safety   Program,   which   tools  are  things  like  peer  mediation. brings   students   together   to   work   on   A  COMPLICATED  ISSUE a   variety   of   issued   designed   to   em-­ Corinna  Stewart,  associate  director   power   students.   Last   year   the   group   of   the   Counseling   Services   of   Ad-­ was  behind  the  Kindness  Campaign,   dison  County,  said  that  bullying  is  a   which   promoted   bullying   awareness   complicated  issue. by   recognizing   students   who   were   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bullying  is  not  the  clear  cut  issue   going   out   of   their   way   to   be   kind.   that   many   believe   it   to   be,â&#x20AC;?   Stewart   The  school  has  also  observed  a  Wear   wrote  in  an  email  to  the  Independent.   Purple   Day,   in   which   students   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  days  it  is  rarely  one  sided  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   staff   wore   purple   ribbons   or   hearts   bullies  have  been  victims  and  victims   and  signed  cards  pledging  their  sup-­ become  bullies.â&#x20AC;? port   for   efforts   to   end   bullying   and   Stewart   added   that   young   people,   harassment. whose   brains   have   not   fully   devel-­ Mount  Abe  senior  Addy  Campbell,   oped,   psychologically   have   trouble   in   a   letter   to   the   Independent   (See   handling  cyber  bullying. Page  5A),  said  the  school  community   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   prevalence   of   social   media   was  grieving  and  struggling  to  com-­ that   is   too   often   un-­supervised   and   prehend   the   loss.   She   supported   the   unrelenting   makes   for   a   venue   that   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  teachers  and  administrators,   the   adolescent   brain   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and   may-­ who  she  said  support  the  students. be   not   adult   brains   either   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   is   not   Âł$VDVWXGHQW,ÂżUPO\EHOLHYHWKDW equipped  to  process  fully.â&#x20AC;? our  school  is  a  good  place  to  be,  our   The  unceasing  nature  of  online  bul-­ community   is   one   of   acceptance,   lying  is  unlike  other  forms  of  harass-­ and  its  staff  a  group  of  adults  deeply   ment,   and   school   and   parents   alike   concerned  about  our  emotional  well-­ VWUXJJOHWRÂżQGDQHIIHFWLYHUHVSRQVH being,â&#x20AC;?  she  wrote.

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Harvest the

Power of Pink October  is   national   Breast   Cancer   Awareness  Month  and  millions  of  women   and   men   around   the   country   will   unite   to   share   stories   and   raise   money   to   help   support  research  and  aid  to  those  affected   by  breast  cancer.   Here  at  the  Addison  Independent,  we  will   join   in   to   share   local   stories,   fundraising   efforts,   events,   and   useful   resources   for   those   who   are   struggling   with   breast  

cancer  or  are  close  to  someone  who  is.   Through  a  series  of  pink  columns  each   Thursday   in   October   and   an   entire   pink   special  section  dedicated  to   breast  cancer   awareness   at   the   end   of   the   month,   we   will  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvest  the  Power  of  Pink,â&#x20AC;?  helping   spread  awareness  and  build  support  for  our   friends,   neighbors   and   family   members   ÂżJKWLQJWKHGLVHDVH -­  the  Editors

Makeover for Success MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  This  past  winter  the  staff  of  the  Studio  7  Beauty  Lounge  in  downtown  Middle-­ bury  was  concerned  with  the  number  of  local  people  who  were  struggling  to  make  ends  meet,  and  an   LGHDZDVEUHZLQJDERXWKRZWRKHOSZRPHQZKRZHUHORRNLQJWRÂżQGHPSOR\PHQWEXWZHUHXQDEOH to  invest  in  a  professional  image  to  help  with  job  interviews. Hannah  Zeno  and  Andrea  Hubbell,  sisters  who  own  Studio  7,  devised  a  plan  to  help  women  in  need   be  at  their  best  while  seeking  employment.   Zeno  met  with  Sam  Trudel,  a  vocational  rehabilitation  counselor  with  VocRehab  Vermont,  a  divi-­ sion  of  the  Vermont  State  Agency  of  Human  Services.  The  mission  of  VocRehab  is  to  help  Vermont-­ HUVZLWKGLVDELOLWLHVÂżQGDQGNHHSPHDQLQJIXOHPSOR\PHQW7RJHWKHU6WXGLRDQG7UXGHOODXQFKHGD program  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Makeover  for  Successâ&#x20AC;?  where   an  eligible  client  would  be  given  guidance   for   makeup   application,   brow   shaping   and  a  new  hairstyle  appropriate  for  the   workplace.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;VocRehab   provides   a   wide   range   Studio   7   Beauty   Lounge   on   Mer-­ of  services  and  supports  to  help  people   chants   Row   in   Middlebury   is   taking   with  disabilities  get  to  work,  and  we  also   part  in  the  Pink  Hair  For  Hope  cam-­ help  employers  support  their  employment   paign.  For  the  rest  of  this  month,  pa-­ success,â&#x20AC;?  Trudel  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  know  that  self-­con-­ trons  who  make  a  $10  donation  to  the   ÂżGHQFHLVLPSRUWDQWIRUSHRSOHZKRDUHORRN-­ American   Cancer   Society   get   a   pink   ing  for  work,  and  Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  idea  to  provide  a   hair   extension   to   be   worn   in   support   very  low  cost  makeover  for  our  job  seekers  was   of  breast  cancer  awareness.  Proprietor   very  thoughtful  and  generous.â&#x20AC;? Hannah  Zeno  said  the  effort  is  gain-­ So  far,  more  than  a  dozen  women  have  taken   ing  steam. advantage  of  the  offer,  Zeno  said,  and  the  positive   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Pink  Hair  for  Hope  has   self-­image  gained  from  the  makeover  may  have  helped   been   really   popular   already   several  women  get  jobs. and  the  entire  charge  of  $10   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  seen  some  great  transformations  walk  out   goes  to  ACS,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   of   here.  The   stories   we   have   heard   from   participants   YROXQWHHURXUWLPHDQGSURÂżW have  actually  given  back  to  us  in  the  sense  that  we  have   nothing.   We   love   paying   it   a  new  appreciation  for  how  we  look  at  life,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.   forward  in  this  great  commu-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  really  just  want  to  lend  a  hand  because  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what   nity   where   we   have   all   been   we  grew  up  learning  to  do  â&#x20AC;Ś  pay  it  forward.â&#x20AC;?   affected.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Makeover  for  Success  has  been  an  effective  collab-­ RUDWLRQEHWZHHQRXUORFDOVWDWHRIÂżFHDQGWKHEXVLQHVV community,â&#x20AC;?  Trudel  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studio  7  Beauty  Lounge  is  offering  a  wonderful  service  for  our  clients,  and   ZHUHDOO\DSSUHFLDWHWKHLUFRQWULEXWLRQ7KH\ÂśUHKHOSLQJORFDOZRPHQLQQHHGUHJDLQVHOIVXIÂżFLHQF\ though  employment.â&#x20AC;?   One  VocRehab  client  who  recently  got  a  brand  new  look  through  the  program  is  now  working  after   spending  over  two  years  being  unemployed.  Trudel  noted,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;She  was  so  excited  to  have  this  chance  to   really  put  her  best  foot  forward,  and  now  she  has  a  job.â&#x20AC;?  

Pink Hair for hope

Ready  and  waiting A  BLACK  AND  yellow  garden  spider  hangs  out  in  its  web  in  a  Middlebury  garden  one  recent  morning   and  awaits  its  prey. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

State  launchs  new  internship  website VERMONT   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Vermont   Secretary   of  Commerce  and  Community  Devel-­ opment   Lawrence   Miller,   Commis-­ sioner   of   Labor   Annie   Noonan,   and   Commissioner  of  Economic  Develop-­ ment   Lisa   Gosselin   joined   leadership   from  the  Vermont  Technology  Council   on  Monday  in  announcing  the  launch   of  a  web  portal  to  match  internships  at   Vermont   technology   companies   with   students   in   higher   education   seeking   H[SHULHQFHLQWKHÂżHOG The  state  of  Vermont  has  articulated   through  legislation  and  the  allocation   of  resources  that  workforce  develop-­ ment  is  an  integral  part  of  economic   development,   and   internships   are   a   growing  part  of  this  evolving  policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  my  role  as  secretary,  I  have  sig-­ QLÂżFDQW FRQWDFW ZLWK PDQ\ 9HUPRQW companies   whose   growth   is   limited   by   the   availability   of   a   workforce   with   the   skills   and   experience   need-­

ed,â&#x20AC;?  Miller   said   in   a   press   release.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating   solutions   that   address   this   issue  is  a  top  priority.â&#x20AC;? The   new   website,   vermont.intern-­ ships.com,   is   designed   to   address   the   workforce  needs  of  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  diverse   companies,   in   rural   and   urban   areas   alike.  Offered  as  a  free  service,  the  dy-­ namic,  user-­friendly  interface  consoli-­ dates  internship  opportunities  and  em-­ ployers  creating  their  pipeline  of  new   employees  in  one  convenient  location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   honored   to   partner   with   the   Vermont   Technology   Council   and   have   Internships.com   power   the   platform   connecting   students   with   employers,â&#x20AC;?  said  Robin  D.  Richards,   chairman   and   CEO   of   Internships. com.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Technology  innovation  in  local   talent  retention  is  critical  for  our  next   generation  workforce.â&#x20AC;? Vermont  employers  can  access  the   website   to   post   new   internship   op-­

portunities  and   browse   for   potential   candidates,  learn  how  to  create  an  in-­ ternship  program  and  how  to  write  an   HIIHFWLYHMREGHVFULSWLRQDQGÂżQGDQ-­ swers  to  legal  questions  about  hiring   interns,  among  other  things.  Students   worldwide   can   check   the   site   for   all   available   internships,   take   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;in-­ WHUQVKLSSUHGLFWRU´WRKHOSUHÂżQHWKHLU VHDUFKÂżQGUHVXPHDGYLFHDQGPRUH â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   know   that   students   rely   on   social   media   and   the   Internet   when   pursuing  internship  opportunities  and   access  to  the  most  current  content  to   guide   their   search   is   critical,â&#x20AC;?   said   John  Evans,  president  of  the  Vermont   Technology  Council.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Internships  are   the  best  way  for  students  to  gain  the   ZRUN H[SHULHQFH QHFHVVDU\ WR ÂżQG D job   after   graduation.   In   fact,   nearly   seven  out  of  10  internships  culminate   with   a   full-­time   job   offer   after   suc-­ cessful  completion  of  the  program.â&#x20AC;?

Mt. Abe girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer raised funds BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Mount   Abraham   Union   High  School  girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  soccer  team  joined  hands  with   the  National  Foundation  for  Cancer  Research  to   participate  in  its  fundraising  campaign  Play4the-­ Cure,   in   which   sports   teams   across   the   country   donate  proceeds  from  at  least  one  game  to  NFCR. The  Eagles  raised  $146  for  NFCR  during  their   games   versus   Missisquoi   Valley   Union   High   School  this  past  Saturday  in  Bristol. The  Play4theCure  game  was  originally  sched-­ uled   for   the   previous   Wednesday.  At   school   on   that   Monday,   Tuesday   and   Wednesday,   Eagle   soccer  players  made  public  announcements  over   the   morning   notices   about   cancer   facts   to   raise   awareness  and  they  asked  students  to  attend  their   Wednesday   game   and   wear   pink   to   show   their   support.  That  game  was  cancelled  due  to  a  local   tragedy,   so   the   Play4theCure   event   was   moved   to  the  next  scheduled  match,  which  was  this  past  

Saturday. During  the   game,   Mount   Abe   players   wore   pink  sweatbands  on  their  arms  and  pink  tape  on   their   socks.   Before   introductions   an   announce-­ ment   about   Play4TC   was   made   and   during   the   game  volunteers  passed  jugs  asking  for  donations   DQGVHOOLQJUDIĂ&#x20AC;HWLFNHWVWRUDLVHIXQGVIRU cancer  research.   They  also  had  volunteers  distributing  free  can-­ cer   prevention/detection   packets   and   comple-­ mentary  pink  Play4theCure  wristbands  for  dona-­ tions  of  $1  or  more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  excited  to  participate  in  Play4theCure   and   support   NFCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life-­saving   research   pro-­ grams,â&#x20AC;?  Eagle  Coach  Dustin  Corrigan  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Es-­ pecially  during  Breast  Cancer  Awareness  Month,   this  is  a  worthy  cause  and  we  are  glad  to  do  our   SDUWWRKHOSÂżJKWFDQFHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  likely  do  this  again  next  year.â&#x20AC;?

Cancer proof your kitchen By  NANCY  ELIZABETH  SHAW With   a   cancer   diagnosis,   you   want   to   take   ev-­ ery   possible   precaution   to   eliminate   the   potential   causes   of   cancer   from   your   environment:   heavy   metals,   chemicals   and   plastics.   In   your   kitchen,   you   have   a   great   opportunity   to   eliminate   adding   anything  cancer-­promoting  into  your  food.   1.  Throw  away  your  aluminum  and  non-­stick   cookware. Aluminum  is  directly  linked  to  breast  cancer  and   is  considered  a  risk  factor  for  all  cancers,  so  elimi-­ nating  aluminum  cooking  pans  and  foil  should  be   ÂżUVWRQ\RXUOLVW1RQVWLFNVKRXOGEHULJKWEHKLQG Research  shows  that  some  of  that  non-­stick  coating   goes  into  your  food  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  directly  linked  to  increased   risk  of  cancer,  particularly  breast  and  prostate.   Cooking  in  stainless  steel,  cast  iron,  ceramic  or   JODVVLVEHQHÂżFLDOWRHYHU\RQHLQ\RXUKRPHIURP the   little   ones   to   your   cancer   patient.   Use   parch-­ ment  paper  in  the  oven  or  wax  paper  in  the  fridge   between  food  and  foil. 2.  Reconsider  fat. The  tide  is  changing  on  fats.  The  latest  research   shows  good  natural  fats  (pasture-­raised  butter,  ex-­ tra   virgin   olive   oil,   coconut   oil),   used   cold   or   at   medium  (not  hot)  temperatures,  are  good  for  you   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  much  better  than  using  non-­stick  cookware  with   processed  fats  like  PAM,  Crisco  or  margarine. 7HVW\RXUZDWHU²WKHQÂżOWHU ,I\RXXVHWRZQZDWHULWKDVFKORULQHIRUSXULÂżFD-­ WLRQ6RPHWRZQVDGGĂ&#x20AC;XRULGHWRR6RPHUHVHDUFK KDV UDLVHG TXHVWLRQV DERXW FKORULQH DQG Ă&#x20AC;XRULGH and  cancer,  so  why  not  eliminate  them  from  your   food  and  drinking  water.  A  lot  of  us  have  great  well  

water  here  in  Vermont  so  the  water  tastes   good   and   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   any   chemicals,   but  you  should  still  test  for  heavy  met-­ als.  Buy  a  test  kit  at  the  hardware  store.   &RQVLGHU D ZDWHU ÂżOWUDWLRQ SLWFKHU in  your  kitchen  for  cooking  and  drink-­ ing.  It  gets  out  most  of  the  heavy  met-­ DOVFKORULQHDQGĂ&#x20AC;XRULGH<RXRQO\ FKDQJHWKHÂżOWHURQFHDPRQWK 4.  Change  cleaning  prod-­ ucts. Sometimes  the  old   ways  are  best.  My   grandma   cleaned   with   castile   soap,   vinegar   and  baking  soda,  maybe   Comet   or   BonAmi.   Our   house   smelled   good   and  now  we  learn  that  these  old-­fashioned  clean-­ ing  products  are  non-­toxic  to  people  and  the  water   supply.   Good   idea   to   change   back   for   the   whole   family. 5.  Use  unscented  everything. $UWLÂżFLDOIUDJUDQFHVDUHLQHYHU\WKLQJWKHVHGD\V IURP*DLQ DUWLÂżFLDOPXVN WR6WLFNXSVODXQGU\ SURGXFWV DQG GLVK VRDS 8QIRUWXQDWHO\ DUWLÂżFLDO fragrances   might   cause   cancer,   so   best   to   avoid   things  that  have  any  scent  at  all.  Dryer  sheets  are   linked  to  health  concerns  too,  so  use  baking  soda  in   the  wash  for  softness  and  a  clean  smell. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   note:   Nancy   Elizabeth   Shaw   is   a   life-­ long  resident  of  Vermont.  She  is  a  research  profes-­ sional,  writer  and  director  of  The  Cancer  Alterna-­ tive,  which  is  at  www.thecanceralternative.com.  


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Movie Review

THE  MIDDLEBURY   SPOOKTACULAR   brings   costumed   kids   and   families   to   the   town   green   for   trick-­or-­ treating,  face  painting  and  Halloween  fun  last  year.  This  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Spooktacular  is  on  Sunday,  Oct.  27.

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Annual Spooktacular on tap for Sunday, Oct. 27 MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Children   of   all  ages  and  their  families  are  invit-­ ed   to   get   their   Halloween   costumes   UHDG\ IRU WKH VL[WK DQQXDO 0LGGOH-­ bury   Spooktacular   on   Sunday,   Oct.   27,   in   downtown   Middlebury.   The   green  will  be  decorated  for  Hallow-­ een  and  will  come  alive  with  music,   dancing,   costumes,   face   painting   and   games   for   all   ages,   including   a   Jumpy  Castle.  Rain  or  shine,  festivi-­ ties   will   kick   off   at   1   p.m.   and   will   conclude   with   a   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   trick-­or-­ treat  parade  along  Main  Street  led  by   the  legendary  Spooktacular  Witch. The  parade  will  leave  the  green  at   2:30   p.m.   Accompanied   by   parents   and   Spooktacular   volunteers,   the   procession  will  cross  to  the  post  of-­ ÂżFHDQGFRQWLQXHDORQJ0DLQ6WUHHW to   Cannon   Park,   where   the   parade  

will  cross  and  go  back  up  the  street   to  the  town  green.  Happy  Valley  Or-­ chard   will   be   on   hand   selling   deli-­ cious   cider   and   doughnuts   through-­ out  the  event.   The   Spooktacular,   according   to   Sara   Stone   (last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Good   Witch   of   Ceremonies),   â&#x20AC;&#x153;is   the   most   fun   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   ever   had   in   costume   and   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   why  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  volunteered  to  be  the  Good   Witch   of   Ceremonies   again   this   year.â&#x20AC;?  The  event  is  sponsored  by  the   Better   Middlebury   Partnership   and   local   business   sponsors   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Casella   Waste   Management   and   National   Bank   of   Middlebury   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   with   help   from   many   other   sustaining   spon-­ sors. The   Better   Middlebury   Partner-­ ship   is   a   group   of   area   businesses   and   individuals   dedicated   to   pro-­

Gravity;Íž  Running   time:   1:31;Íž   Rat-­ ing:  PG-­13 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gravityâ&#x20AC;?  is  a  spectacle  more  to  be   admired   than   enjoyed.   Writers   have   been  justly  lyrical  in  their  descriptions   of   Alfonso   CuarĂłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Ăłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   creation   of   mi-­ crogravity.  The   director   and   his   team   spent   four   years   struggling   and   inno-­ vating  in  a  weightless  world  while  art-­ LVWVDQLPDWHGWKHHQWLUHÂżOPRQFHDQG then   again   after   actors   were   dropped   into   the   picture.   How   do   all   kinds   of   objects  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  wrenches,  bolts,  helmets  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   move  in  a  weightless  environment?  A   simple  task  like  wrenching  a  bolt  on  a   broken   shaft   is   tedious   and   demand-­ ing.  What  are  the  demands  of  space  on   people  and  things? Creating  those  demands  on  earth  for   ÂżOPLQJSXUSRVHVZDVDQH[DFWLQJFKDO-­ lenge.  Sandra  Bullock,  who  plays  Dr.   5\DQ6WRQHVSHQWH[KDXVWLQJKRXUVLQ D ÂłOLJKW ER[´ WKDW VLPXODWHG ZHLJKW-­ lessness.  She  applied  the  skills  she  had   acquired  as  an  athlete  and  dancer  to  the   slow  motions  that  are  the  currency  of   movement   in   space.   Her   consistency   and  grace  are  admirable.

By Joan Ellis

So  where   does   this   leave   the   audi-­ ence?  Fascinated,  certainly,  by  the  vi-­ sual  splendor  of  watching  earth  below   and  the  chaos  of  space  at  hand.  Space,   we  learn,  is  full  of  the  debris  created  by   HDUWKOLQJVÂś\HDUVRIH[SORUDWLRQ)UDJ-­ ments  and  wreckage  roar  in  permanent   orbit  around  the  earth  in  serious  threat   WRHDUWKO\H[SORUHUV6SDFHWUDVKLVHY-­ erlasting.   Ryan   (Sandra   Bullock)   and   Matt   Kowalski  (George  Clooney)  have  been   dropped   into   this   dazzling   emptiness   by   an   accident   on   their   routine   space   mission.   The   suspense   builds   for   the   two  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  for  us  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  as  we  watch  them   Ă&#x20AC;RDW KHOSOHVVO\ ZKLOH WU\LQJ WR ÂżJXUH out   how   they   might   survive.   Bullock   deserves   a   salute   for   mastering   both   weightlessness  and  the  labored  breath-­ ing  that,  along  with  man-­made  melo-­ dramatic   music,   is   the   only   sound   in   the  silence  of  CuarĂłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  space. 7KHUHLVDELWRIJHQWOHĂ&#x20AC;LUWLQJZKLOH Matt  tries  to  steady  Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  nerves  and   a  bit  of  audience  smirking  when,  back   on  board,  Ryan  tries  to  control  the  ship   by   reading   the   instruction   manual.  

Though  Bullock   coughs,   breathes   and  moves  with  ap-­ pealing   grace,   the   slim  story  that  surrounds  her  is  entirely   secondary  to  the  computerized  visuals.   The  story  itself  is  implausible,  impos-­ sible  and  fairly  unappealing.  The  liber-­ ties  taken  by  the  CuarĂłns  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  father  and   son  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  violate  the  possible  repeatedly   in  ways  that  border  on  being  silly. We  need  that  link  to  the  possible  in   order  to  enjoy  the  movie.  Yes,  we  think,   they  could  be  cut  loose.  While  we  watch   RXU VXGGHQO\ LUUHOHYDQW KHURHV Ă&#x20AC;RDW-­ ing   out   there,   we   have   plenty   of   time   to  wonder  what  it  would  feel  like  to  be   alone,  untethered  from  the  safety  of  the   mother   ship   in   a   void   without   limits,   boundaries,  or  help  of  any  kind.  There   is  no  911  helpline  in  space,  no  family,   no  friend.  Perhaps  that  is  Alfonso  Cu-­ arĂłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gift  to  the  audience.  He  has  cap-­ Ăłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gift  to  the  audience.  He  has  cap-­ nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gift  to  the  audience.  He  has  cap-­ tured  the  essence  of  absolute  solitude.   +HKDVSXOOHGXVLQWRWKHH[WUDRUGLQDU\ vastness  of  space  and  given  us  plenty  of   time  to  realize  how  terrifying  it  would   be  to  be  there  alone.  

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Thursday, October 17th Captain Phillips - 7; Gravity - 7; Cloudy with Meatballs - 7

moting  business   and   community   in   downtown  Middlebury.  Contact  Tara   Lambert   at   lambert@collegefes.org   for  more  information.

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Holiday Bazaar set Nov. 2 in Middlebury MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Congre-­ gational  Church  of  Middlebury  will   hold   its   annual   Holiday   Bazaar   on   Saturday,   Nov.   2,   from   9   a.m.   to   3   p.m.   Santa  will  visit  the  bazaar  from  10   a.m.  to  noon.  All  ages  are  welcome   to  have  their  picture  taken  with  Santa   and   his   elves   by   the   live   Christmas   tree.   The   elves   will   also   be   helping   visitors   with   the   wagon   rides   that   will  be  available  from  10  a.m.  until  2   p.m.  Rides  cost  $3  per  person  or  $10   per  family.

As  always,   the   winter   warmth   table   will   feature   sweaters,   mittens,   scarves  and  more.  There  will  also  be   unusual  wooden  crafts,  quilted  items   and   pies   for   sale,   as   well   as   doll   clothes  for  American  Girl  dolls.  Also   available  will  be  placemats  that  can   be   written   on   with   chalk,   treasure   ER[HV FDW WR\V KROLGD\ VZHDWHUV scrubbies,  soups  to  go,  houseplants,   counted   cross-­stitch   ornaments,   fancy   zipper   pulls,   rescued   teddy   bears,   chocolate   lollipops,   jewelry   and  more.  

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October 17-20 $22/$20 matinee

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Dinner, auctions and contra dancing with Atlantic Crossing. Tickets at Vermont Book Shop or at the door. Info: 388-3269

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Feeding A Group?

Sat 10/26 1pm $24/$10 student

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

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THE NOSE

Shostakovichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interpretation of Gogolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satiric story.

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Sat 10/26 8pm $10 Adults Town Hall Theater presents

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Middlebury Actors Workshop presents

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Thu 10/31 7pm $17/$10 On the THT Big Screen, National Theatre of Great Britain

MACBETH Manchester International Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electrifying production of the Scottish play stars and is co-directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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In the Jackson Gallery through November 10th

AUTUMN INVITATIONAL Artists: Pat Todd, Carol Calhoun, Lily Hinrichsen & Retha Boles

Fresh Air by Pat Todd

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Ferrisburgh  clean  energy  program  on  hold  over  paperwork  issues By  ANDY  KIRKALDY towns   are   protected   by   the   penalties   FERRISBURGH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ferrisburgh   they   can   collect   for   late   payments,   selectmen   last   week   tabled   the   by   an   annual   $50   fee   collected   on   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Property-­Assessed   Clean   each   loan,   and   from   a   $1   million   Energy   (PACE)   program,   a   month   â&#x20AC;&#x153;loan   loss   reserve   fundâ&#x20AC;?   created   by   after  giving  the  green  light  to  a  home   the  Legislature  for  that  purpose.  The   HQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQF\ ORDQ SURJUDP WKDW Legislature   authorized   the   statewide   was   narrowly   approved   by   town   residential   PACE   program;Íž   nation-­ voters  in  March  2012.   wide,   it   is   more   typically   used   for   Selectboard   chairwoman   Loretta   commercial  improvements.   Lawrence   said   board   members   were   Lawrence   said   some   of   the   once  again  uncertain  about  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   contracts   involved   changed   between   responsibilities   and   potential   liabil-­ Sept.   3,   when   selectboard   members   ity   in   backing   the   program,   which   backed  the  program  after  a  year-­and-­ requires  towns  to  treat  loans  for  home   DKDOIRIZDLWLQJIRUVWDWHRIÂżFLDOVWR HQHUJ\ HIÂżFLHQF\ LPSURYHPHQWV DV work  out  the  details,  and  Oct.  1,  when   liens  on  the  properties. the  board  tabled  it.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   still   not   happy   with   the   /DZUHQFHVDLGWRZQRIÂżFHZRUNHUV p a p e r w o r k , â&#x20AC;?   would   have   to   look   Lawrence   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not overly up   deeds   and   liens   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   for   property   owners   handling   the   liens,   excited, but I and  their  representa-­ the  title.â&#x20AC;? tives,  and  the  select-­ wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say But   town   energy   board  is  worried  that   committee  head  Bob   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in favor Ferrisburgh   will   be   McNary   believes   of it. We want to held   responsible   if   the   selectboard   make sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the mistakes  are  made.   just   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   like   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   send   the   want   PACE,   which   right thing to do.â&#x20AC;? paperwork   back   to   residents   backed   by   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Loretta Lawrence, the   towns   to   make   just  one  vote,  50-­49,   Ferrisburgh Selectboard sure   their   deeds   are   at   the   2012   town   chairwoman in   good   standing,â&#x20AC;?   meeting. she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our  clerks   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   obvious   the   â&#x20AC;Ś   would   have   to   selectboard   is   not   in   favor   of   this   check   out   the   deeds   like   they   would   program,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. for  a  title  search.â&#x20AC;? The   liens   are   critical   to   PACE.   But  McNary  said  he  has  reviewed   With  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  theoretical  tax  collec-­ WKH FRQWUDFWV DQG WKH\ VSHFLÂżFDOO\ tion   powers   behind   the   loans,   banks   hold  towns  harmless  for  any  mistakes.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  the  case  of  Vermont  homes,  the   McNary   also   said   the   contracts   National  Bank  of  Middlebury  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  are   are   essentially   unchanged   since   then  willing  to  make  long-­term  loans   September,   and   that   the   selectboard   of  up  to  20  years.   refused   to   let   him   look   at   the   town   Payments   on   the   loans   can   there-­ attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  review  of  the  contracts.   fore  be  so  low  that  savings  on  energy   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   requirements   really   havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   improvements  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  insulation,  alterna-­ tive   energy   installations   like   solar   SDQHOV RU PRUH HIÂżFLHQW KHDWLQJ RU hot-­water   systems,   for   example   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   can   offset   the   loan   payments,   PACE   program  advocates  say. The   paperwork   in   question   are   contracts   between   the   Vermont   (QHUJ\ (IÂżFLHQF\ &RUS 9(,&  DQG (IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW ZKLFK LV part   of   VEIC   and   will   administer   the   program;Íž   the   National   Bank   of   Middlebury,   which   will   underwrite   it  statewide;Íž  the  Opportunities  Credit   8QLRQ ZKLFK (IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW administrators  said  will  handle  paper-­ work;Íž  and  the  towns  that  must  agree   to  hold  the  liens.   Those   liens   will   run   with   homes   in   transactions   unless   dealt   with   at   the  point  of  sale.  In  case  of  a  default  

changed,â&#x20AC;?  McNary  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  offered  to   sit  down  with  the  selectboard  and  go   over  it  line  by  line  and  was  basically   rebuffed.â&#x20AC;? Lawrence   did   not   agree   with   McNaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   contention   the   board   opposes  PACE,  although  she  said  the   board  has  reservations.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   overly   excited,   but   I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   say   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   in   favor   of   it,â&#x20AC;?  Lawrence  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  want  to  make   sure  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  right  thing  to  do.â&#x20AC;?

(IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW 3$&( program  director   Lani   Malapan,   who   met   with   the   selectboard   on   Sept.   1,   said   she   agreed   more   with   Lawrence   than   McNary   on   the   opposition  question.   Malapan  said  Ferrisburgh  can  opt   to   sign   up   for   PACE   at   any   point.   7KH ÂżUVW URXQG RI VLJQXSV LV JRLQJ on  now,  but  another  round  will  occur   early  next  year.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   are   considering   it.   They  

are  looking   over   the   paperwork,â&#x20AC;?   Malapan  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  just  think  there  are   some  things  they  are  not  100  percent   comfortable   with   â&#x20AC;Ś   I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   say   they   have   closed   the   door   100   percent  on  it.â&#x20AC;? Malapan   agreed   more   with   McNary   about   the   contract   issue.   She   was   asked   if   there   were   any   VLJQLÂżFDQWFKDQJHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   so,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   was   really   just   to   capture   what  

OCU  (Opportunities   Credit   Union)   would  be  doing  in  the  process.â&#x20AC;? Malapan   said   45   towns   have   voted   to   become   PACE   districts,   including   Middlebury,   Ripton,   Monkton,   Weybridge   and   Cornwall   in   Middlebury.   Of   those,   11   have   already   signed   contracts   with   VEIC,  Opportunities  Credit  and  the   1DWLRQDO%DQNIRUWKHÂżUVWURXQGRI PACE  loans,  including  Cornwall.   (See  PACE,  next  Page)

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Ripton  Elementary  School  students  check  out  Middlebury  College RIPTON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   students   and   staff   of   Ripton   Elementary   School   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   including   44   students   in   grades   pre-­K  through  sixth  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  on  Monday,   6HSW  WRRN D ÂżHOG WULS WR Middlebury  College.   The   day   started   on   the   athletic   ÂżHOGV ZKHUH WKH 5LSWRQ VWXGHQWV got   to   play   with   men   and   women   from   the   lacrosse   teams,   softball   team   and   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ice   hockey   team.   Students   learned   to   handle   sticks,  catch,  throw,  run  and  dodge   in  four  different  stations  around  the   facilities. After  a  picnic  lunch  on  the  patio   of  the  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts,   student   toured   the   solar   house,   Reliance,  which  resides  on  campus   and   even   houses   some   members   of   the   Solar   Decathlon   team.   The   KRXVH H[HPSOLÂżHV HIÂżFLHQF\ KDV been   built   to   use   only   sustainable   energy   sources,   and   was   made   of   recycled  and/or  salvaged  materials.   In   the   afternoon,   the   students  

MIDDLEBURY  COLLEGE  WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  lacrosse  coach  Missy  Foote  con-­ gratulates  Ripton  second-­grader  Eli  Pike.

were  able  to  tour  the  college  gardens   and   hear   stories,   harvest   and   taste   veggies,   and   follow   a   scavenger   KXQW IRU WKH ¿YH WKLQJV DOO OLYLQJ beings  need  to  survive.  

The  Ripton  teachers  say  they  are   grateful  to  the  college  for  the  oppor-­ PRE-­K   STUDENT   CORA   Blair   gets   a   high-­ FOURTH-­GRADER  PHOEBE  Hussey,  kneeling,  and  third-­ tunities   for   learning   and   explora-­ ¿YHIURPD0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHPHQœVODFURVVH JUDGHU 0DJJLH &KULVWQHU SLFN EHDQV GXULQJ D UHFHQW ¿HOG tion,  and  to  the  college  students  and   player. trip  to  the  Middlebury  College  organic  garden. staff  who  made  the  day  possible.

their  property.   And   McNary   said   some   people,   although  they  might  prefer  a  simpler   approach,   such   as   a   home   equity   ORDQ PLJKW ¿QG D 3$&( ORDQ PRUH affordable.   Essentially,   McNary   said   he   sees  

Ferrisburgh  residents  being  left  with-­ out  a  choice.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   what   it   boils   down   to   to   me,â&#x20AC;?   he   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;that   people   are   being   denied  an  opportunity  here.â&#x20AC;? Andy   Kirkaldy   may   be   reached   at   andyk@addisonindependent.com.

PACE (Continued  from  previous  Page) Ferrisburgh   wants   to   see   how   things   work   in   those   latter   towns   before  committing,  she  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  have  some  concerns  with  the   process  and  want  to  see  how  some  of   the  other  towns  go  through  it  before   they   decide   what   to   do,â&#x20AC;?   Malapan   said.   Lawrence   agreed   Ferrisburgh   would  monitor  the  process  elsewhere.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   would   agree   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   wait-­and-­see   WKLQJ´ VKH VDLG Âł:HÂśOO GHÂżQLWHO\ check   into   it   next   spring.  There   will   GHÂżQLWHO\EHDQRWKHUURXQG´ Lawrence  was  asked  if  that  meant   Ferrisburgh   would   approve   the   program   if   it   were   shown   to   work   well   elsewhere.   She   replied   that   no   one   has   yet   to   apply   in   Ferrisburgh   for  a  PACE  loan.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  possible  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  move  forward,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   come   forward.â&#x20AC;? McNary,  who  said  a  typical  PACE   loan  might  run  from  $5,000  to  $8,500,   stressed   that   the   PACE   program   would   not   be   ideal   for   everyone.   It   does   carry   a   high   interest   rate,   7.25   percent,  although  he  said  if  payments   were  lower  than  savings  some  might   choose  to  pay  that  rate  over  a  longer   term,   especially   if   it   also   meant   saving  energy  dollars  and  improving  

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THE  PROXIMITY   OF   Budâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Barber   Shop   to   the   railroad   tracks   through   downtown   Middlebury   means   the   building  will  have  to  be  removed  once  the  new  tunnel  project  begins  next  spring. Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell

Barber  shop (Continued  from  Page  1A) ing   which   downtown   Middlebury   will   see   some   temporary   detours,   QRLVHDQGRWKHUWUDIÂżFUHODWHGLQFRQ-­ veniences. Budâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Barber  Shop  was,  of  course,   where  the  legendary  Bud  Lundrigan   held  court  from  early  1973  until  his   retirement   a   few   years   ago.   Tracy   Raymond  recently  acquired  the  busi-­ ness,   where   she   and   her   associate   Suzanne   Lahaie   have   started   a   new   chapter   in   the   barbershopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   history,   serving   a   wide   range   of   customers,   from  college  students  to  retirees. Raymond   and   Bourdon   said   they   only  learned  of  the  buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  poten-­ tial  fate  a  few  weeks  ago.  It  has  come   as  quite  a  shock  to  Raymond  and  La-­ haie,  who  are  now  casting  about  for   a  new  location  in  which  to  cut  hair.   Raymond  noted  that  some  of  her  cli-­ ents   are   elderly   and   are   not   readily   DEOH WR FOLPE VWDLUV $QG ÂżQGLQJ D rental   fee   within   her   budget   is   also   proving  to  be  a  challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   talking   to   our   cus-­ tomers   to   forewarn   them   (about   a   potential   move),â&#x20AC;?   said   Raymond,   who   is   hoping   to   return   to   a   rebuilt   Budâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Barber  Shop  at  the  same  spot   in  the  future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   love   this   spot,â&#x20AC;?   Raymond   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sue   and   her   dad   are   great   landlords.  We  are  really  comfortable   here.â&#x20AC;? Project  organizers  pledged  to  work   with  the  Bourdons  to  make  sure  they   are   compensated   for   the   temporary  

BUDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  BARBER  SHOP,  WHICH  opened  in  1973,  will  be  temporarily  re-­ moved  from  its  Merchants  Row  location  during  construction  of  Middle-­ buryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  railroad  overpass.

loss  of  their  building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   partly   depends   on   what   the   owners   would   like   to   see   happen,â&#x20AC;?     Finger  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  building  could  be   temporarily  placed  somewhere  else,   or  torn  down  and  reconstructed.  The   intent  of  the  project  is  not  to  destroy   the   building.   We   will   replace   it   if   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  their  desire.â&#x20AC;? 7KH %RXUGRQV DQG WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV have  yet  to  have  an  involved  discus-­ sion   about   the   fate   of   the   structure.   Sue   Bourdon   expects   the   building   will  be  demolished  and  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to   see  it  â&#x20AC;&#x153;rebuilt  to  what  we  have  now,   or  better.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile,  organizers  continue  to   lay  groundwork  for  the  tunnel  proj-­ ect,  estimated  to  cost  between  $14.6  

million  and  $17.4  million.  State  and   federal   authorities   have   pledged   to   OLPLW WKH WRZQœV ¿QDQFLDO H[SRVXUH in   the   project   to   $500,000,   a   sum   that   Middlebury   might   not   have   to   absorb  if  the  project  comes  in  under   EXGJHWRULILWFDQ¿QGRWKHUIXQGLQJ sources. )LQJHU FRQ¿UPHG WKDW WKUHH FRP-­ panies   have   proposals   to   serve   as   contractor  for  the  project.  A  six-­per-­ son   technical   evaluation   committee   that   includes   three   local   representa-­ tives   and   three   state   transportation   RI¿FLDOVZLOOORRNRYHUWKHSURSRVDOV and  zero  in  on  a  preferred  contractor. A   contractor   is   expected   to   be   on   board  before  the  end  of  this  year,  ac-­ cording  to  Finger.

BUD  LUNDRIGAN,  RIGHT,  former  longtime  owner  of  Budâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Barber  Shop  in  downtown  Middlebury,  chats  with   haircut  customer  Leo  Plante  after  stopping  in  for  a  visit  at  his  old  stomping  ground  Tuesday  morning.

With  that,  Sandy  turned  back  to  her   (Continued  from  Page  1A) names  and  places  have  been  changed,   plate  of  food.  In  all  her  pain,  dignity   and  hope,  she  carried  on  with  her  day.   but  the  words  are  wholly  their  own. DIGNITY  IN  SETBACKS SANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  STORY At   another   point   during   the   sum-­ One   morning,   I   sat   down   with   a   woman  named  Sandy  who  is  a  regu-­ mer,   I   sat   down   with   a   middle-­aged   lar   lunch   guest.  As   people   began   to   man   named   Manny   one   morning   trickle  into  the  Charter  House  dining   in   the   dining   room.   He   is   a   more   room,  she  greeted  them  from  her  reg-­ sporadic   Community   Lunch   guest.   ular   spot.   She   helped   out   her   fellow   Some  days  he  is  at  ease  and  gregari-­ diners   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   setting   silverware   on   the   ous.   Other   days   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   disheveled   and   table,   helping   a   disabled   man   get   a   taciturn.  Today  was  a  talkative,  ami-­ plate  of  food,  and  clearing  the  dishes   able   day   for   him.   We   talked   about   away  at  the  end  of  the  meal.  She  did   his   childhood   and   the   kids   he   grew   it  quietly  and  without  prompting.  At   up   with.   He   told   me   what   some   of   lunch,  Sandy  tended  not  to  talk  much   those   kids   are   doing   now   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   getting   about  herself,  but  she,  too,  had  a  story   MBAs,   working   at   banks,   launching   tech  companies.  He  turned  to  me  and   to  tell.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good   thing   you   werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   in   our   said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  used  to  be  that  smart,  but  then   family,â&#x20AC;?   she   began.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well,   my   fam-­ I   got   diagnosed   with   schizophrenia   ilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  like,  one  minute  they  get  along   in  my  early  20s  and  that  made  things   and  the  next  minute  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.  That   a   lot   harder.   â&#x20AC;?   He   continued,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   was   addicted   to   pot   and   alcohol   and   that   type  of  thing.â&#x20AC;?   I   asked   about   her   childhood   and   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  help  either.â&#x20AC;?   I   nodded   with   all   the   gentleness   I   she   continued,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   in   foster   homes.  I  was  about  12  years  old  and   could   convey   and   then   asked   him,   I   moved   from   one   place   to   another.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  how  are  you  doing  today?â&#x20AC;?  And   %\P\VHOI%HFDXVHWKHVWDWHÂżJXUHG he  looked  right  at  me  and  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some   my  mom  and  dad  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  take  care   days  are  better  than  others,  but  today   of  me.  About  four  years.  A  lot  a  peo-­ is  A-­OK.â&#x20AC;?   And  that  was  all.  It  was  just  a  sim-­ ple  took  advantage  of  me.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been   sexually   assaulted.  And   a   gun   (was)   ple   chat   over   lunch.   But   it   was   also   pointed  to  my  head.  I  managed  to  get   evidence  of  one  manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dignity  in  the   face   of   setback   and   addiction   and   through  it  all.â&#x20AC;?   Sandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   voice   was   raw   and   hon-­ thwarted  dreams.  His  ability  to  carry   est;Íž  she  was  not  trying  to  shock  me  or   on  and  make  progress  and  create  a  life   seek  pity.  She  was  simply  telling  her   for  himself.  And  coming  to  Commu-­ story.  We  returned  to  the  topic  of  her   nity  Lunch  is  an  important  part  of  that   life  he  is  carving  out. family  and  she  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   I  am  thankful  to  have  shared   say  my  dad  was  a  good  father.   that   time   with   Manny,   and   He   used   to   take   a   plate   of   thankful   that   this   commu-­ food,  and  he  used  to  throw   nity  has  created  a  space  for   it  on  the  ground.  He  says,   those   conversations   to   oc-­ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I  ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  eating  that  shit.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  So   cur.   my   ma   says,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   In   the   space   of   Commu-­ gonna   get   another   damn   Audio slideshow at nity   Lunch,   I   found   that   meal  so  you  can  cook  your   addisonindependent.com SHRSOH ZHUH JUDWLÂżHG WR EH own.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Sandy   then   shifted   gears.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   asked   about   themselves.   They   were   dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  buried  up  in  Huntington.  Died   pleased   to   be   asked   to   share.   One   of   diabetes   complications.   That   was   Monday  morning,  a  man  named  Wes   back   a   year   ago.   He   had   one   leg   opened  up  and  shared  his  story.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  grew  up  in  (the  Midwest).  I  was   amputated.   They   wanted   to   take   the   other   one.   My   dad   said   no.  And   he   raised   there.   I   lived   there   until   my   passed   away.   (Diabetes)   runs   in   the   junior  year  of  high  school.  And  then   whole   family.   I   got   it.   My   brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   I   went   to   a   high   school   in   (a   differ-­ got  it.  My  sister  and  her  kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  got  it.â&#x20AC;?   ent  state)  because  I  was  learning  dis-­ The  patchwork  of  her  family  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a   abled.   I   struggled   with   everything.â&#x20AC;?   family   troubled   by   abuse,   health   is-­ After   a   brief   pause,   Wes   continued,   sues   and   mental   illness   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   began   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;But   I   did   real   well   there.â&#x20AC;?   I   smiled   take  shape  in  my  mind.  It  seemed  like   and  asked  him  where  he  went  next. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then   I   moved   to   Vermont   and   I   D KRSHOHVVO\ GLIÂżFXOW VLWXDWLRQ %XW worked  for  (a  dairy  farm  in  Middle-­ then  Sandy  continued:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now   I   (live)   with   my   mom   and   bury).   I   was   there   for   over   year,   but   help   her   out,   because   she   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do   I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   like   getting   up   at   2   oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock   things   on   her   own.   And   I   take   her   in   the   morning   every   other   day,   to   around   and   do   her   shopping   and   PLONWKHFRZV²ÂżYHKRXUVRIPLON-­ pay  her  bills.  She  lives  right  here  in   ing,  365  days  a  year  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get   Middlebury.   I   moved   to   Middlebury   a  break.  And  then  after  (that),  I  went   a   couple   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   two   or   three   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   years   from   farm   to   farm   â&#x20AC;Ś   In   December   ago.  With  my  mom.  And  my  brother   of  2009,  I  (began)  work  at  a  farm  in   Bridport.   The   problem   was   this   guy   (lives)  with  us,  too.â&#x20AC;? Somehow,   despite   their   pain,   this   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   give   me   a   day   off.â&#x20AC;?   Wes   IDPLO\ZDVÂżQGLQJDZD\WRFDUU\RQ shook   his   head   and   added,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah,   I   And  Sandy  is  a  big  part  of  that,  with   think   that   guy   was   taking   advantage   the   support   of   Charter   House   Coali-­ of  me.â&#x20AC;?   There   was   frustration   in   Wesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   tion.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  help  bring  meals  to  her  that  I  get   voice,  and  also  a  current  of  sadness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   got   burned   out.   I   worked   10   from  (Community  Lunch).  Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  over   60.  And  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  got  cataracts  in  one  of   months.   Then   I   moved   into   (transi-­ her   eyes.   I   started   coming   to   Lunch   tional  housing).  And  I  was  in  there  for   and   Supper   this   year.   I   like   it   pretty   three  months.  When  I  was  (in  transi-­ well,   because   it   comes   in   handy.   I   tional  housing),  no  work.  When  I  was   like  all  the  meals  they  make  here  and   on  the  farm  and  in  transitional  hous-­ I  bring  them  home  for  everyone,  too.   ing,  I  had  a  mental  illness.  I  drank  a   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  trying  to  take  care  of  my  family   lot  and  stuff  like  that.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  stable   for   a   long   time.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   on   medicine.   right  now.  Staying  out  of  mischief.â&#x20AC;?   She   smiled   as   she   said   this,   and   I   Now   with   the   medication   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   on,   I   smiled,   too.   Our   conversation   was   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  drink.â&#x20AC;? Wesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  voice  faltered  just  a  bit,  but   drawing  to  a  close,  but  Sandy  had  one   he  then  raised  his  head  and  continued   more  thing  to  say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  keep  myself  busy  and  I  keep  my   FRQÂżGHQWO\ Âł,ÂśP OLYLQJ MXVW RQH GD\ mind   off   (the   hard   stuff).   Yeah,   be-­ at  a  time  now,  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  doing  good.  I   cause  there  ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  no  sense  in  dwelling   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  many  friends,  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  try-­ on  it,  cause  it  makes  you  go  downhill.   ing  to  make  some.  I  like  the  commu-­ So,  make  friends  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  new  friends.  Try   nity.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  active  in  (my  church)  here.   :KHQ,ÂżUVWPRYHGWR0LGGOHEXU\, to  get  out  and  enjoy  yourself.â&#x20AC;?  

SALLY  SELLECK,   LEFT,   and   Charles  Kilbourne  visit  with  Jordan   Daniels   during   the   Charter   House   Coalition   Community   Lunch   in   Middlebury   Tuesday.   The   coalition   offers  free  lunch  four  days  a  week   and   free   supper   on   Fridays   and   promotes   friendship-­building   and   community  connections. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

started  coming  to  Community  Lunch   DQG6XSSHUWRR:KHQ,ÂżUVWVDZWKH VLJQ,ÂżJXUHGLWZRXOGEHDOOROGWLP-­ ers,  but  now  I  know  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  different.   And   then   I   learned   it   was   for   low-­ income   people,   too.  And   I   learned   it   was   for   anyone.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   real   good   for  me.â&#x20AC;?   He   nodded   and   said   again,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been  real  good  for  me.â&#x20AC;?  I  nodded  as   well  and  thanked  him  for  talking  with   me.   I   got   up   from   my   seat,   my   chest   ÂżOOHG ZLWK ERWK KDSSLQHVV DQG VDG-­ ness.  Wesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  story,  like  so  many  of  the   individuals  at  lunch,  is  not  free  from   pain  and  discouragement,  but  he,  too,   LV ÂżQGLQJ D ZD\ IRUZDUG +H WRR is   carving   out   a   life   for   himself.   For   Wes,   Community   Lunch   and   Supper   and  his  church  are  important  parts  of   that  life  he  is  building. A  VOLUNTEERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S   TRANSFORMATION The  community  meals  are  places  of   acceptance   and   safety.   No   judgment,   no  rejection,  no  dismissal,  no  derision.   At   lunch   and   supper   the   leaders   and   volunteers  of  the  Charter  House  Coali-­ tion   have   created   a   culture   of   giving   freely  and  without  judgment.   At   the   beginning   of   the   summer,   I   sometimes   found   myself   frustrated   and  critical  when  someone  pushed  to   the  front  of  the  line  or  piled  their  plate   KLJK ZLWK FRRNLHV RU GHPDQGHG ÂżYH takeouts   from   me.   I   judged   people   with  body  odor  or  those  reeling  from   drugs.  But  with  time  and  from  watch-­ ing  the  other  volunteers,  I  saw  that  my   frustration   and   disparagement   were   small-­minded.  We  all  carry  pain  with   us,  some  more  than  others,  and  I  need   to   do   what   I   can   to   lessen   that   pain.   I  need  to  be  the  smiling  face  and  the   voice  that  says,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes,  of  course  I  can   do   that   for   youâ&#x20AC;?   when   everyone   else   said  no  and  slammed  the  door. As  I  move  forward,  I  hope  to  bring   this   awareness   and   compassion   with   me.   As  I  move  forward,  I  will  remember   how  the  community  of  people  at  lunch   and  supper  opened  its  arms  and  hearts   to  me  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  freely  and  graciously.  They   welcomed  me  to  their  lives  and  shared   their  stories  with  me.   I  will  remember  their  faces  and  their   voices.  They  have  taught  me  so  much. I  want  to  thank  them,  and  I  want  to   invite   you   to   join   us   at   Community   Lunch  or  Supper  one  day.  The  door  is   open,  the  welcome  is  warm  and  there   are  always  stories  to  share.   The   Middlebury   Community   Lunches   take   place   Mondays   at   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Episcopal   Church   on   the   green,   and   Tuesdays-­Thursdays   at   the  Charter  House,  from  11:30  a.m.-­ 12:15   p.m.   The   Community   Suppers   are  Fridays,  5-­6:15  p.m.  at  the  Con-­ gregational  Church  Fellowship  Hall.

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