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Many fall victim to sub-zero temps Arctic cold knocks out power to thousands By Lou Varricchio If you were waiting for global warming to help reduce your annual winter heating bill — fah get about it. The coldest air mass of the 2010-2011 winter season is stalled above the Champlain Valley. There’s certainly no sign of global warming this year, at least in the North Country. Early Monday morning Jan. 24 in Middlebury saw temperatures ranging from 13 to 15 below zero. Several low spots in the valley region of Addison County may have seen temperatures to 25 below — possibly lower. Around 4:30 a.m., Jan. 24, over 2,300 households in Addison County were without power according to Central Vermont Public Service. Many of the customers were in the Leicester area. A power line snapped at the Leicester substation causing the outage. CVPS crews restored by 8:30 a.m. The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, including Brandon schools, delayed the start of classes by two hours Jan. 24 due to frozen fuel lines in a number of school buses. So far, the winter of 2010-2011 has been cold and snowy breaking several records for extremes and snowfall. A coastal storm was predicted to approach the area Jan. 26-28. Snow was expected to be more prevelant east and south of the Vergennes-Middlebury corridor.

BACKROADS—This snow-covered U.S. Forest Service access road in the Green Mountain National Forest was deserted last week after another fresh blanket of snow. The road, which branches off Route 125 in Ripton, is located near the slopes of Mt. Grant in Vermont’s Presidential subrange. Photo by Lou Varricchio

The shadow scorpion knows

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Vermont man claims life as gov’t assassin

By Lou Varricchio

By Lou Varricchio

A new public committee organized and met Jan. 24 to begin planning a bistate celebration that will open the new Lake Champlain Bridge now under construction between Vermont and New York. Currently on schedule, the span will open sometime in October this year barring unforeseen delays; no exact opening date hasn't been established. The old bridge was blown up in a much publicized event Dec. 28, 2009. After years of neglect along with fingerpointing by residents and businessowners on both sides of the big lake, the structure was finally considered unsafe and demolished. Officials of the Lake Champlain Bridge planning committee said they hope to model the autumn 2011 celebration after the celebration which christened the first bridge prior to the earthshaking 1929 Stock Market Crash. The new committee members met at the Crown Point Historic Site Museum, introduced themselves, and planned to hold future meetings at the locale; the meetings are open to private citizens, business owners, and government officials. The kickoff meeting began with a call for volunteers to help staff event planning subcommittees as well as help create and coordinate various activities.

According to the recently published autobiography of Vermont author White Wolf Von Atzingen, U.S. CIA agents are tracking the lives of selected American youth; their mis-

White Wolf Von Atzingen

sion: prepare these individuals for nefarious, stealth tasks in foreign and domestic espionage and mayhem. Titled “Shadow Scorpion: Memoirs of an Assassin,” the Starksboro, Vt.-based author tells the fantastic story of how he was abducted by the so-called secret government and trained in elite and shadowy methods of assassination. Readers of Von Atzingen’s book may have to suspend their disbelief as they become fully engaged in this true life thriller. Von Atzingen claims, cover-to-cover,it’s all true. In the end, the reader will have to take his word for it to go along for the amazing ride. Given the first name White Wolf by his post-Woodstock hippy parents homesteading in Pennsylvania, Von Atzingen said he wrote the tell-all book to heal. “I have lived a life of extreme struggles against all odds with a broken state of consciousness,” he said. “I have survived many trials and experiences that can only be described as a living hell.” In one case, the author reports being poisoned and later recovering in a Colorado hospital; he emerged from the bizarre ordeal with only vague memories of what actually happened. Beginning life in the Appalachian woodlands of Pennsylvania, Von Atzingen became a solitary youth and was drawn to living close to nature. He claims that he was kidnapped by government agents driving a van while he was in his teens; he was treated well and then trained to be an assassin.

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Police log Marijuana found during stop Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop Jan. 14 of a vehicle operated by Stepfanie Williams on Plank Road in New Haven for speeding. During the stop, Williams was found to be in possession of marijuana. She was cited into Addison Court and subsequently released.

Aggravated assault reported On Jan. 14 the Vermont State Police/New Haven Barracks responded to Porter Hospital for the report of an assault. The victim, Nathan Dearing, 23, of Whiting had substantial trauma to the left side of his head, two broken ribs, and a collapsed lung. The accused, Brayton Gillett, 29, of Brandon was arrested in Middlebury without incident and lodged without bail at Marble Valley Correctional Center.

Route 30 collision Prior to this Jan. 15 collision, one of the vehicles, operated by Benjamin I. Molberger, 23, was traveling northbound on Vermont Route 30. While traveling north Molberger lost control, traveled across the double yellow centerlines, and off the west side of the roadway. After leaving the west side of the roadway, he collided with a snow bank and mailbox. Alcohol was not a contributing factor in this collision. Molberger was found to possess a valid Connecticut personal drivers license. Molberger was issued a VCVC pursuant to Title 23 VSA Section 1031 Driving to right. $214/2 points.

Landfill meeting planned in Bristol The Town of Bristol has given public notice of its application to the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation for two variances concerning the operation of its municipal landfill located on Pine Street in Bristol. A public meeting will be held to discuss the application on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. at the town office.

SATURDAY January 29, 2011

Intoxicated driver

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On Jan. 17, a vehicle was located partially off the roadway on Carlstrom Road in Bristol. Subsequent investigation revealed the operator of the vehicle was intoxicated. Frank Peryea, 74, was processed for DUI at the New Haven State Police Barracks, and cited to appear in Middlebury Court on Feb. 7 to answer the charge of DUI 3.

Taxpayers are helping pick up some of the tab for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Foodservice. A total of $8,50o in “grants” have been awarded to ANESU. A $1,500 Farm to School Planning Grant, from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (taxpayer funded) and a $7,000 grant from the Dewing Foundation (private) will be used by the school union for school nutrition awareness and student gardening.

Huntington student found dead

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On Jan. 18 at 8:13 a.m., the Williston Barracks received a 911 call about an unresponsive male in the bathroom at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Essex Rescue and the Vermont State Police were dispatched immediately to the scene. Upon arrival, medical personnel transported the patient to Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont. Conner Menning, age 15 of Huntington a student at Mount Mansfield High School, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Investigation were on scene, investigating this incident. The initial investigation indicates the student suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No further information is available, at this time.

Leicester accident On Jan. 18, at U.S. Route 7 and Fern Lake Road Junction, Leicester, Eric Palmer, 42 (vehicle 1), of Proctor, driving a 2003 Chevy Blazer, Timothy Davis, 48 (vehicle 2), of Whiting, driving a 1994 Ford Ranger, were involved in an accident. Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7. A vehicle in front of vehicle 1 slowed to turn right onto the Leicester Whiting road. Operator 1 did not observe the slowing and turning vehicle in front of him and swerved to the left to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. Upon swerving left vehicle 1 crossed the center line and struck vehicle 2 which was traveling northbound on Route 7. Operator 1 was transported to Rutland hospital to be evaluated and operator 2 and the passenger of vehicle 2 were both transported to Porter Hospital to be evaluated.


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Members of the Vergennes Boys & Girls Club met with city alderman and other officials recently to discuss their interest in a portion of land located on New Haven Road. The City of Vergennes owns the 8-acre site and is considering the Boys & Girls interest in building a clubhouse. Club board member Bill Benson met with city officials. The land is also being considered for a future city police station.

Monkton Chili Cook-Off, Jan. 29 On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Monkton Community Coffeehouse hosts the Second Annual Chili Cook-Off and Dance at the Monkton Firehouse located on States Prison Hollow Road beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music for dancing begins at 7 p.m. with Starksboro’s “In the Pocket.” Admission is just $10, $5 for kids or seniors, or $25 per family. The event benefits the Monkton Community Coffeehouse.

Masonic breakfast Jan. 30 Vergennes Dorchester Lodge F&AM is holding it's last Sunday of the month breakfast, Jan. 30, at its lodge on School Street in Vergennes 7:30 to 10 a.m. They will be serving all you can eat, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee.

Painkillers stolen On Jan. 12, unknown individual(s) entered an unsecured residence on Lincoln Road in Bristol and stole prescription medication (percocet and lorazepam) from a medicine cabinet in the bathroom area. Anyone with information on the larceny is asked to contact the Vermont State Police.

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“I still don’t see practical cryonics happening in my lifetime, but about technological change in general, I say bring it on. We’ll muddle through somehow, keeping what works and discarding the false starts.” She added, “If we look back into the history of technology in the Western World, the pundits have always proclaimed the sky would fall because of new developments. IVF (in vitro fertilization) alarmed the public when it first came in; now the first IVF babies are voting citizens and parents themselves. The first organ transplant ever, blood transfusion, is now so routine we scarcely think about how miraculous it really is. Human cloning, when perfected, will deliver simply—a baby. Bujold believes that we’re a race of explorers at heart, and fear of the unknown runs contrary to our natural state of being. “We are pioneers,” she added. “We push to discovery, and then we poke it and prod it until someone loses a finger, and then we learn how to do better, what to keep and what to discard. It’s how we have progressed and thrived as a culture, and no matter what the next new thing is going to be, we’ll figure it out and make it work.” Bujold is among the most acclaimed writers in the field of science fiction and fantasy, having won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching author Robert A. Heinlein's record. Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo and Nebula Award. In the fantasy sphere, “The Curse of Chalion” won the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature and was nominated for the 2002 World Fantasy Award for best novel, and both her fourth Hugo and second Nebula were for Paladin of Souls.

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They froze a frog and it lived. And they hope one day they can do the same to a human. The fact is, they knew it would because this species of wood frog lives in the abject cold, and it has evolved to be able to endure extreme weather to such a point that if it is frozen solid, properties in its blood stream will enable its cells to stay alive even after a deep freeze. Scientists have been studying these frogs in hopes that they can provide the answers necessary to allow doctors to freeze human organs for transplant, or even further, cryogenically freeze living people to awaken them at a later date. The moral, philosophical, and economic questions of cryogenic stasis for humans are vast, and few are better to speculate about them than Lois McMaster Bujold, local author of the novel “Cryoburn”, which chronicles how these questions are addressed in an otherworldly futuristic society. “It’s the old consumer marketing quandary,” she said. “If something really could give people a second lease on life, then almost everyone would want to do it. Well, what if they did? What happens to a society in which people can cheat death by simply freezing themselves until a cure for whatever disease they have is discovered? And further, what if the practice becomes so commonplace that the people who decide to go into stasis begin to vastly outnumber the living who must care for them? What happens to population control, the generational tug-of-war over natural resources, and the problem of awakening decades later without a grasp of the changes that took place while you were frozen?” Bujold studied the current day state of the art of cryogenic freezing, and is aware of the recent direction of research to use cryobiology to extend the life of transplant organs. “The medical advances over the last 50 years have raised the typical life expectancy in the U.S. from an age of barely 60 in the 1930s to what it is today, nearly 80 years,” she said. “Now, extend that to being able to freeze humans, and we may wind up with a vastly different society, overall. Politics, healthcare and medical science would all experience dramatic shifts to account for a whole new population in flux, and a profit-driven industry that has to balance the moral and ethical responsibility of caring for frozen humans. And, as always when vast amounts of money are on the table, emotions would run high, and the dishonest would have to be kept in check.” Should we worry about how cryogenic technology could change our lives?

After 16 years working for the secret government, he left its employ. He currently operates Ways of the Wild Institute located in Vermont’s Green Mountains in the hamlet of Starksboro. “Today I teach natural skills, personal medicine powers, awareness of the Earth’s ways to bring a richer quality of life to all who wish to return to the way of the wild,” he said. But does the author worry about government reprisals for going public with his claims? “No, I have no fear of writing this book,” he said. In many ways, the author may be on to something. Who would believe such an amazing life story? “It’s all true,” the author said. He said his wife Paula has been a great support to him during the long journey of self discovery and writing. If there are nefarious government agents—such as the ones Von Atzingen claims indoctrinated him—they are likely smiling knowing that most readers will probably dismiss the book’s claims as being more fantasy than fact. Surviving a secretive government career, the author has gone on to open the wilderness institute noted above. Instead of stalking human enemies, the ex assassin now enjoys training young and old alike how to live off the land, take stock of yourself, and survive the odds either in the wilds of New England or in the urban jungle. “I teach about connecting to the wilderness of the Earth, healing oneself, total awareness, reclaiming the power of our minds, and energy work,” he said. “Part of this is to shed the payers of my past. I want to reclaim all that was taken from me.” The author ’s book is a remarkable work. If you are interested in exploring government conspiracy theories, off-theland survival methods, or just finding your inner core, then this book will make engaging reading. If the story is true or not, well, the reader must decide, but it becomes apparent that the author is sincere in his accounting. Asked to describe the book in a nutshell, Von Atzingen said it is his personal life’s story of adventure, violence, courage, pain, dark secrets, love, triumph, healing—and ultimately rebirth. Check It Out: “Shadow Scorpion...” by White Wolf Von Atzingen is available online at or at Brown Dog Books in Hinesburg, Vt., as well as at many other local bookshops. Von Atzingen may be contacted at Ways of the Wild Institute in Starksboro, Vt., at 802-377-1864 or 92145

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ou gotta love the headcounters at the U.S. Census Bureau: every 10 years — and for intervening years, too — they put numerical facts where improbable claims used to exist. Amazing! Case in point: the highly unusual declines in the size of the low- and middle-age cohorts in an entire State, as illus-

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ne of the most useful services provided by community newspapers—aside from keeping you informed about local news, neighbors, and activities you’d otherwise never learn about on the radio, T.V., or the Internet—are classified ads. Ok, call me an old-fashioned print kind of guy, but I prefer newspaper classifieds to Craig’s List or similar trendy, electronic fair that lack the integrity of a known entity—local people behind your community newspaper. I speak from experience. I’ve purchased everything from a used home computer to a new pet cat perusing the classifieds in our newspaper with no regrets. Sometimes classified ads are fun to read, too, even if you don’t need to rent an apartment, find a job, or buy a used pickup truck. In their own way, classified ads are news: You learn about what’s new, what’s old, and maybe what’s hot in the local backyard marketplace. My friend Dhanyam, an enlightened soul who has spent time meditating about life, also enjoys a good laugh whenever possible. Dhanyam alerted me to some funny classifieds he has come across. Here are a few choice classifieds. Yes, they are real McCoys. •Free Puppies: Mother is a Kennel Club-registered German Shepard. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound... •Cows, Calves: Never Bred. Also 1 gay bull for sale... •Wedding Dress For Sale. Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie... •Moving to Cypress Cove Nudist RV Park. Must sell washer and dryer. $100... •For Sale By Owner: Complete set of 1999 edition, leatherbound Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything... •Free Puppies: 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor ’s dog. Call... So, even if you aren’t in the market for a certain tchotchke at the moment, there’s always the entertainment factor of reading the local classifieds. Humor appears in the darndest places, to paraphrase Art Linkletter. Lou Varricchio

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Legend of Snowflake Bentley y third-grade teacher told us, “Class, Snowflake Bentley became well known because he said no two snowflakes are exactly alike.” She singled me out: “Does that impress you, Rusty?” “Uh, no,” I said. “No?” Mrs. Towle continued. “Snowflake Bentley has his own museum because of his knowledge of snow,” she said. I said, “Teacher, no two snowflakes are exactly alike? You’re saying ol’ Snowflake Bentley was saying, over all the ages, going way, way past when them dinosaurs run around, back to the when the Flintstones were living, with all the snowstorms, and squalls, and all the bagadillions of individual flakes that have fallen, you’re saying he was saying there hasn’t been no two snowflakes that were exactly alike? Are you saying that?” “Yes.” “That’s dumb teacher. You’re high and Snowflake was, too.” At this point the entire class was under my spell. I continued. “No, no, he wasn’t. What snowflake was was cleverer than anything; he knew if he said no two snowflakes are exactly alike, we wouldn’t be able to check it.” I held both hands out and caught imaginary snowflakes. I studied them for a couple seconds, “Ah, these two snowflakes are exactly — oh, nuts, they melted.” Class applauded. I put a button on my skit. “Ole Snowflake, he was clever.” Teacher said, “Well, Rusty, from his studies, he deduced there’d be very little or no chance two snowflakes were exactly alike. And it’s true.” “Teacher, you first said no two snowflakes are exactly alike. Now you’re saying Snowflake Bentley’s study proved ‘very little or no’ chance two snowflakes are exactly alike. What the hell, teacher? We’re programmed to believe what you tell us. We’re 8. You should remember you have great influence on us.” Too late to stop, so I didn't. “And, Mrs. Towle, when I see you flirting with Mr. Corey at recess, I don’t wonder why — I’ve seen your husband wears a pocket protector.” That’s when she dragged me down the hall to the principal. “Now, Rusty,” the principal said, Mrs. Towle standing as witness, “Mrs. Towle says you challenged her lesson on

Snowflake Bentley’s finding that no two snowflakes are alike.” “How many did he check, Mr. Corey?” Mr. Corey reached for the encyclopedia. “It say’s here Mr. Bentley studied some 5,000 snowflakes in his day.” “In a day? Oh yeah right.” “In his day,” Mrs. Towle corrected. “That’s hardly an overwhelming subset. Do you agree, Mr. Corey?” “Well … it’s quite a few I’d say.” We sat silent, Mr. Corey hunched in his high back seat, his chin pressed against his bow tie. Mrs. Towle, in a chair to the side. After half a minute, the amount of time it took me to find them both totally boorish, I confirmed, “I’m not impressed. What would impress me is if Mr. Bentley found two snowflakes that were exactly alike. And if he’da taken pictures of them side by side — now that would have been something.” After a long pause, Mr. Corey in a measured tone went on, “Rusty, you’re a good kid, and smart. You used the word subset, you used it wrong I believe, but you used it none-the less. Not every 8-year-old would think to use that word. But we need to have you taking your class work and studies more seriously. I’m going to call your folks in for a meeting with myself and Mrs. Towle.” Mr. Corey handed me the encyclopedia and dialed my parents — no answer. “Says here, Mr. Corey, Snowflake Bentley died of pneumonia at his farm after walking 6 miles in a blizzard to study more snowflakes.” I shut the encyclopedia volume with a — swack! — and looked though Mr. Corey’s office window to the fluffy snow swirling casually as it fell. “He died looking for the two snowflakes that were exactly alike — seems to me, Mr. Corey.”

trated by the numbers just published within the 2010 Vermont Census of Population for the 2000-to-2009 decade. Every five-year agecohort from 0-50 except the two encompassing 20-yearolds shrank in numbers, while every cohort from 5085 and-up grew. Total heads grew (2 percent) from 612,153 to 621,760, but the 0-to-19 group (most predictably in the educationconsuming class) shrank from 165,737 to 147,596 and the 30-49 generation (most predictably in the active-incomeearning, producing, and taxpaying class) shrank from 190,858 to 162,622. Concurrently, the 50-to-85 plus group (most predictably in or nearing the passive-income class) grew (23 percent) from 184,092 to 227,524. And that ain’t all. CB head-counters also furnish the agecohort numbers in a slightly different format, to show the size of the two groups — 5-13 and 14-17 — which make up the public-education customer base. If you ask them, they’ll explain that the statistically-insignificant numbers of 18year-olds still in grade 12, and not held back, because that happens so rarely any more) pretty much balances the number of 5-year-olds not yet in K. In Vermont in July 2001 the total for 5-17 was 111,899; by July 2009 it had shrunk to 93,801. That’s about what you’d expect, as previously noted in these column-inches: when the parental age-cohorts depart Vermont, they quite responsibly take their school-age children with them. Yes, public school enrollments in July are pretty much zero, but when you compare the 2001 census number with the Fiscal Year 2000 State Ed Department enrollment number you get 111,899 vs. 104,559. The SED includes in its total-enrollment number such new-and-additional categories, mostly in age-groups outside the traditional 5-17, as Essential Early Education (1,045), pre-K (1,446), elementary ungraded (71), secondary ungraded (178), adults (77), postgrad (14) and adult-with-diploma (30). To get to an understandably traditional K-12 head-count (not full-time-equivalent) number even I could grasp, I subtracted all of the other categories except the ungraded 249, and the remainder is 104,559 – 2,612 = 101,947, which is 9.952 heads under the census number for the school-age cohort. The not-in-public-school numbers include those in alternative-ed venues, ranging from private to home-schooling, numbers which are partially underground by parent choice. (Think Karen Maple in a Vermont jail for defending that choice). It works out to roughly 9 percent of the total. At the end of the decade, the numbers have shrunk. The 2009-2010 numbers are 5-17, 93,801; adjusted-asabove K-12 enrollment, 91,239 - 4,920 = 86,319. The missing 7,482 are presumably being alternatively- or home-schooled; that’s roughly 8 percent. The non-public sector was larger in the past, when the parochial system was more widely used (partially because tuition fees were remarkably low) but to-

day’s 8-9 percent of the non-public enrollment represents a stable (in-Vermont) and recently increasing (national average) market share being diverted, by parental choice, away from the once-traditional K-12 format, perhaps (anecdotal evidence only) because of dissatisfaction with shrinkage in achievement and enlargement in ideological content there. Since this is an opinion column, here’s my opinion: the population shrinkage in the age-cohorts representing the peak work-force, wealth-creating years is more serious than the population shrinkage in public education. To what extent middle-age flight equates to middle-class flight, the stats don’t tell us, but the state’s low (by national standards) unemployment rate certainly suggests that unemployed jobholders and –creators don’t stick around where the in-State economics, present and future, have been tilted against them. As reported (Dec. 28, 2010) from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics data: “At the end of 2009, Vermont was showing net job loss for the decade.” Maybe the inmigrating 20-somethings are mostly trust-funders? And there’s the push to close down Vermont Yankee and raise power costs as the newest (maybe intentional?) threat to middle-class resident budgets and business profitability, although one which just perhaps won’t materialize. Yes, a small state can seek a socio-economic pattern based on anti-business climate, high cost-of-stay, and passive income, just as retirement counties across the country have successfully done, and as long as the passive-income recipients can be enticed to in-migrate at a rate matching their old-age death-rate it should work just fine; but it assumes that Vermont will just (sustainably?) coast along on wealth and productivity and progress previously generated elsewhere, which isn’t the way the state has historically seen its role in the national Union. Think the first U.S. patent (potash) issued to a Pittsfordborn innovator, the electric motor invented in Brandon by Thomas Davenport, the Emma Willard School in Middlebury, the machine tool industry in Springfield or IBM innovating electronically in Essex from the late 1950s until it focused that sector of its efforts elsewhere recently. Contrast that history with what’s on the web pages: multiple variations of the brief comment, “Vermont is a place to retire and not much else.” Less serious, I’d opine, is the slow loss-of-confidence, a nation-wide phenomenon not fully reflected in Vermont, in the public education model which started with Boston’s Quincy graded school in 1848 and has been in place for a century-and-a-half, and which, it’s been argued, reached its peak in achievement and productivity in the 1950s. Market-share penetration for non-public alternatives has been growing ever since, for a range of different reasons, and I’d guess will continue to do so. Vermont, several decades back, gave serious consideration to focusing both private and public enterprise effort on education as an economic sector, but then chose otherwise. It could still happen; if nonpublic market share continues to increase, it probably will. A while back, the bumper-sticker, high-cost-of-stay, middle-class gallows-humor joke was: “Moonlight in Vermont or starve” . The last-decade census and BLS stats suggest a more up-to-date revision: “Moonlight in Vermont or leave.”


Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his Web site at

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Hinesburg Nursery plans Ski, ’shoe fundraiser helps turn up the heat breakfast, auction By Lou Varricchio

By Lou Varricchio Mark your calendars for some serious Saturday morning fun. Kick off the annual Hinesburg Winter Carnival by joining us at the Hinesburg Community School on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. This family friendly event has activities for all ages, starting with a hearty waffle breakfast. Crispy waffles with whipped cream and real Vermont maple syrup, bacon, fresh fruit, bagels and hot Green Mountain Coffee Roasters coffee are served in the cafeteria. In addition to breakfast and reconnecting with friends, there will be fun children's activities including crafts, facepainting, and a visit by Clifford the Big Red Dog. After you’ve had your fill, you won’t want to miss the silent auction from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This auction includes a wide array of items to bid on including homemade products, gift certificates to local businesses and services, food products, handmade gifts, dinners, and memberships to local attractions. There is something for everyone and once the bidding starts, you’ll find it hard to put your pencil down. Admission to the waffle breakfast is $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and children under 2 are free. The waffle breakfast is a benefit for the Hinesburg Nursery School, a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool operating for over 30 years in the heart of the village. The school offers a play-based program in a nurturing environment. For more information on the school or waffle breakfast, check out www.

GUESTVIEWPOINT Future of dairy in Vermont not so bleak

Martha Robertson thinks best when she’s on skis. The founder of Ski for Heat 2011, a statewide cross-country skiing or snowshoeing fundraiser, Robertson came up with the successful wintery concept that benefits Vermont’s Shareheat fund; a fund which helps keep low-income Vermonters warm during the long winter. Ski for Heat 2011 will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru. Participants from Addison, Rutland and Windsor counties will join other Vermonters and New Hampshire resi-

dents for the annual fundraising effort. Again, Wild Ski owners Chuck and Tracy Black donated their facility to Heat participants, according to Robertson who found a lasting partnership with the Blacks. “Everyone is encouraged to take part,” Robertson said. “The operating premise of Ski for Heat has always been: it’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s for a good cause. We want people to participate at whatever level they are comfortable doing so. While helping to keep neighbors warm, Ski for Heat is also a great way to explore the scenic trails at Wild Wings, which follow streams through hard and soft woods, and experience a fun day of good will and camaraderie.”

Unlike a more formal fundraiser, Ski for Heat 2011 is laid back with no registration fee. Robertson said, “participants may come and go as their schedules allow and ski or ‘shoe for as long or little as they like (it is not a timed event), and there is terrain for all abilities.” Clark’s Quality Foods is the title sponsor for both Ski for Heat 2011 and the Benefit Concert. The Vermont Country Store is the platinum sponsor. Lawrence E. Reed, CPA, PC and the Lions Club are silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors are Bromley Mountain, Finn and Stone Insurance, the Mountain Goat, Price Chopper, Vermont Fuel Dealers Assoc., and Write Solutions.

ON STAGE—Vermont Symphony Orchestra Director Jaime Laredo conducted the popular Fourth Symphony of Beethoven last weekend at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. In addition to the symphony, the operatic works of Rossini and Mozart were also played. Russianborn Anna Polonsky performed Mozart’s No. 27 Piano Concerto. Photo courtesy VSO


he future of dairy farming in Vermont will not be 25 or 30 large farms in Addison, Franklin and Orleans counties trying to compete with farms in the Midwest and West milking 5,000 or 10,000 cows as some dairy industry insiders would lead you to believe. The commercial dairy industry is rapidly consolidating, and commercial dairy farms are becoming ever and ever larger. I recently spoke with a dairy farmer from the Snake River Valley in Idaho. He told me that within a 5-mile radius of his farm there are 400,000 dairy cows and one of the neighboring dairy farms milks 70,000 cows in seven 10,000 cow barns. That farm produces well over 1 billion pounds (116 million gallons) of milk per year. The United States needs less than 150 farms that size to produce all the cheap milk to meet consumer demand. The average dairy farm in Vermont milks 100 cows. How can we possibly compete with 70,000-cow farms! Forget about how and ask yourselves why? So Vermont dairy farmers can keep producing lots of cheap milk for suburban and urban markets and selling it for wholesale prices that don't even cover their operating costs? So the milk can continue to be trucked out of Vermont, helping to fuel the endless bickering between the commercial dairy industry and those who desire to sell milk direct from farms in local communities? The natural future of the dairy industry in Vermont is the cultivation of local, micro dairy and farmstead dairies that today can have the option to produce raw milk or on-thefarm pasteurized milk due to innovative technologies being developed right here in Vermont. Let Vermonters lead the way with small local dairies producing milk for their friends and neighbors as we have done with our inspirational localvore food movement as well as our nationally recognized sustainable living, buy local, and smart growth commitments. Micro dairy farms work because they can limit production to match demand, eliminating over production and waste through a reverse economies-of-scale milk production model. Four grazing, hillside Vermont dairy cows can supply up to 60 families with farm fresh milk. In addition, micro dairy farms require very little time to operate and do not dominate a farmer ’s life, allowing for diversification of farmstead income options — a perfect mix to the strong and steady localvore movement here in Vermont. Today keeping and milking four cows is no more difficult than having a couple of horses or a few sheep. And a carefully managed small herd dairy can actually be profitable! What a wonderful opportunity we have to embrace a bright future for Vermont dairy farms — let's do it — let’s bring those cows back home — happy and serving our own local Vermont towns — not just smiling in artwork. Let the future of the dairy industry in Vermont be 1,000 micro dairy farms or small herd dairies producing farm fresh milk for their local communities located throughout the state. These farmstead dairies will be milking two, four or maybe six cows on a part-time basis and providing the farmers who operate them with a solid supplemental income that, along with the milk they produce, will stay safely in Vermont. Our cows will once again graze the fields and hillsides of Vermont and our fabled working landscape will once again truly be a working one. Steven Judge

Interfaith project involves several local communities The Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Project, the three-town organization that raises funds at its resale shop to make grants to projects that benefit their neighbors and communities, is ready to make another round of grants. Applications from non-profit organizations in the towns for projects from large to small are due by Jan. 31. Since SCHIP began making grants in 2004, they have used the profits from selling used clothing and home goods into grants totaling more than $240,000 to provide funds for everything from food shelves and football uniforms to a shower for an elderly person. Grants have ranged from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. The deadline for the next round of grant applications is Monday, January 14, 2011. Grant application forms are available by emailing or using the link at Paper applications are also available at the SCHIP’s Treasure Re-

sale Shop, 5404 Shelburne Road in Shelburne Village, or at the Town Clerk’s offices in Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. It is requested and preferred, but not required, that submission be via email. The guidelines for grants are: •Projects must benefit people or communities of Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. •Grants can only be made to organizations with an IRS-approved 501c3 status, but a group or individual without such IRS approval can apply by establishing a sponsorship or mentoring relationship with a 501c3. For example, all the member faith communities that joined their energies to found the SCHIP organization have that 501c3 status and could help with an application for a grant. Grants may not exceed $5,000. SCHIP would like to hear from people who want to discuss creative ideas that could benefit the people of the towns. A creative idea may just need

seed money to become a significant addition to the welfare of the town or area. The grant application for a SCHIP grant is the place to start. The funds that SCHIP distributes in grants to the communities come from the successful operation of SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop in Shelburne Village, a shop that accepts donations of gently used clothing and home goods, and sells them to customers who enjoy discovering great bargains and “treasures.” Volunteers are very important to the operation of SCHIP – as members of the board and as helpers who assist Shop Manager Janet Morrison and Assistant Manager Kathy in the shop. Hours, days and tasks can be customized to suit the availability of volunteers. Call the shop at 985-3595 to talk about volunteering, stop by the shop to pick up a volunteer form, or call SCHIP board member Tricia Coleman at 802-4822980 for information.

New floral shop opens in Lil’ red Schoolhouse MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce officials announced the opening of Middlebury’s newest retailer, Middlebury Floral & Gifts last week. Owned by Carolee Ploof, the store is located at 1663 Route 7 South which is the widely recognized Little Red Schoolhouse, just south of town. Middlebury Floral & Gifts will offer fresh flowers, floral arrangements and live plants which are all available for delivery within Addison County and beyond. In addition, the store will offer a wide selection of gift items including Middlebury t-shirts, handmade soaps and a many Vermontmade products such as jams, honey and maple syrup. “My family and friends have been encouraging me to open my own store for years, and I’m ready to take on that challenge,” said owner Carolee Ploof. “My staff and I are looking forward to providing convenient, friendly and professional service to the area’s residents.” Middlebury Floral & Gifts is located at 1663 Route 7 South. The phone number is 802-388-2800 and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their website is: The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is

Sharon Mallory, Heather Ploof, Maria Ploof, Nathan Lalonde, Jeanne Ploof, Kenene Otis (front), Carolee Ploof, Middlebury Floral & Giftsowner, James Ploof, Jim Ploof, and Andy Mayer, president, Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Addison County Chamber of Commerce

an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber of Commerce can be found on the Web at


Women blank Williams College in hockey play From Middlebury College News Reports The Middlebury College women’s hockey team improved to 8-1-1 in NESCAC play with a 5-0 win at Williams College. The ninth-ranked Panthers move to 10-3-1 overall, while Williams falls to 2-8, 2-6 in NESCAC play. The Panthers got on the board early, with Sara Ugalde notching Middlebury's first score of the night 4:13 into the game. Rachel Nguyen stopped the initial shot by junior Grace Waters, but Ugalde was able to send home the rebound. With Middlebury holding a five-on-three advantage, Anna McNally put the Panthers up 2-0 with 3:45 remaining in the first period on a rebound The Panthers notched their third tally of the game 5:54 into the middle frame. With help from sophomore Lauren Greer, senior captain Julia Ireland wristed home a loose puck on the right post to bring Middlebury's lead to 3-0. Middlebury tallied one more goal to give the Panthers a 4-0 lead after two periods. Waters carried the puck up the left wing on a two-on-one, then centered a pass to McNally, who redirected the puck for the goal with 2:23 to play in the middle frame. Greer picked up a tally of her own for Middlebury with 3:14 remaining. Receiving a pass from sophomore Madison Styrbicki inside the left circle, Greer wristed a high gloveside shot just over the reach of an outstretched Nguyen for Middlebury’s last goal, finalizing the 5-0 score. Nguyen racked up 49 saves in net for the Ephs, while her counterpart Bloom was credited with 13 stops for her fifth shutout of the season.

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Middlebury men’s hockey tops St. Anselm Middlebury College completed a weekend sweep of NESCAC/ECAC play, as the Panthers picked up a 6-4 win over St. Anselm (6-6-1, 4-6-1) in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (6-5-3, 44-2) have lost just once in their last nine outings, as they return to play at Colby and Bowdoin next weekend. Middlebury scored the only goal of the first period when Charlie Strauss scored at the 10:30 mark after a nice feed from Tucker Donahoe. A wild second period saw five goals scored and Middlebury emerge with a 4-2 lead. Darric White scored the first of his career for the Panthers at 10:36,

scoring from down low on the left side. John Barr made it a 3-0 game less than a minute later with a wrister from the right point. St. Anselm got on the board with a goal from Bryan Luther from the left wing at 16:11. J.D. Vermette scored in transition for the Panthers at 17:14, stopping quickly and finding the back of the net from the right face-off circle. The Hawks answered just over a minute later with a power play goal as Timothy King found Coleman Noonan from behind the net. The team’s exchanged goals in the first 4:16 of the third period, as King

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netted his second to make it a 4-3 game, before Charles Nerbak answered for the Panthers. St. Anselm cut the lead to one at 7:22 when Paul Snell redirected a pass from Nick Wheeler. The Hawks had a chance to tie the game midway through the period, but Noonan’s shot hit the pipe. Louis Belisle gave the Panthers some breathing room with 5:36 remaining, winning a race to the puck and scoring from the right wing with a quick wrister. John Yanchek made 19 saves between the pipes to earn the win for Middlebury, while Robert Kang made 26 stops for St. Anselm.

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Ski teams place fourth The ski teams returned to action with a fourth-place finish in the second carnival of the season, with events hosted by Colby last week. UVM (991) won the event, followed by Dartmouth (867), UNH (696) and the Panthers (639.5). The men's GS team turned in the top performance on the weekend, placing third overall.

Swim teams split at Union The Middlebury swimming and diving teams took part in a meet on Saturday afternoon at Union last week. The women picked up a 201-97 win, while the men dropped a tightly-contested 151-147 decision.

Andrew Locke scored 19 points, grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and blocked seven shots as fifth-ranked Middlebury improved to 15-0 overall and 4-0 in NESCAC play with an 80-52 win over Connecticut College (8-9, 0-4) last week. The Panthers knocked down 6 of 13 shots from behind the arc, holding the Camels to .339 from the floor and .200 from three-point range.

Third period surge lifts Middlebury past NEC Middlebury scored four unanswered goals in the third period on its way to a 4-0 victory over NEC (5-9-2, 3-6-1) last week. The game was scoreless after two periods, with Middlebury holding a 28-8 shots advantage in the period, leading by a 47-16 margin in the game. The Panthers (5-5-3, 3-42) return to action on Saturday when they host St. Anselm at 4:00, while the Pilgrims visit Williams.

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School breakfast program grows Vermont schools continue to see record participation in the school breakfast program, compared to other states in the nation. More than 15,000 low-income children eat a taxpayer-paid school breakfast on an average school day across the state, according to the School Breakfast Scorecard 2009-10, an annual report issued by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

In 2009 Vermont saw a record 15.5 percent increase over the previous school year which moved Vermont from 9th to 3rd in the nation for participation. In 2010, Vermont saw a slight increase in breakfast participation and maintained its national participation ranking.


Middlebury women hold off Connecticut College From Middlebury College News Reports Middlebury college watched a comfortable 17point first half lead disappear against visiting Connecticut College, eventually beating back the Camels 8073 at Pepin Gym on Saturday. The win evens the Panthers’ NESCAC record at 22, improving to 11-3 overall, while Conn. College drops to 7-10 and 0-4 in conference play. In the first half Middlebury jumped out to a 15-4 lead, as Tracy Borsinger and Stephany Surrette each chipped in four points in the early going. The lead ballooned to 36-19 with balanced inside scoring and Brittany Perfetti’s 3/3

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GUESTVIEWPOINT Justice as mockery


he Vermont Department of Education (DOE) has just imposed sanctions on a teacher, Robert Koziol, who destroyed a special education student’s file. The DOE procedures are rank mockeries of the department’s obligation to supervise aberrant teacher behavior and punish teachers who seriously break the rules. The department suspended this teacher ’s license for 10 days for admittedly destroying the student’s file. The trouble is that the 10 days were all during the just-ended holiday vacation, so the teacher wasn’t working during the suspension anyway. He resumed teaching just as he would have without the suspension. Further, the public will never know why he destroyed the file because the Department of Education has declared that all of the details are protected from being known by confidentiality requirements, the retreat of all bureaucratic cowards who want to cover-up what happened for undisclosed reasons. Thus, a teacher who broke the law (by law such files must be kept intact for five years), for some reason never to be

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known by a public that entrusts their children to this teacher and other such teachers every day, is punished with a punishment totally without meaning or value. Having delivered this travesty upon the public’s right to know, just listen to the palpable sanctimony of the administrative perpetrators. Mark Andrews, superintendent of Essex schools, said he trusted the wisdom of the Vermont Education Commissioner ’s decision to issue a 10-day license suspension and allow Koziol to continue teaching. “When Robert Koziol came to see me, he told me what he had done and didn’t really have an explanation for me,” Andrews said. “I didn’t feel like it was my position to probe too deeply since it was under investigation at the Department of Ed.” Koziol worked for two years at St. Albans City School as a special educator. His employment ended June 30 of this year, said Bob Rosane, superintendent of schools in the Franklin Central Supervisory Union. Rosane offered few details on the incident that led up to Koziol’s license suspension. “We followed through on our reporting, but other than that it’s really confidential,” Rosane said. “We are pretty vigilant about making sure that we’re on top of these things. When they come to light, we report, and that doesn’t pre-

clude any internal follow up that I can’t really talk about it. “That’s the supervisory union’s responsibility, is to be on top of these things. Parents who wonder about the circumstances behind the sanction should take heart in the fact that the school took action.” He would not comment on whether Koziol left St. Albans willingly or was terminated. That last comment ought to really comfort parents who wonder what is going on. It sure sounds like a clubby little cover-up to us. At best, it is a dereliction of reporting duty on both superintendents’ parts and on the DOE. It sure is nice to have friends in high places. Courtesy, Vermont Press Association

Vergennes mulls conservation board Following a Jan. 11 meeting, members of the Vergennes City Council said they were not keen on establishing a city conservation commission. Some officials noted that the commission would create more bureaucracy and regulations. Alderwoman Ziggy Comeau voiced the strongest concern against the commission. She said a city commission and board already exists to look after Vergennes’ conservation.

Religious Services ADDISON ADDISON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Addison Four Corners, Rts. 22A & 17. Sunday Worship at 10:30am, Adult Sunday School at 9:30am; Bible Study at 2pm on Thursdays. Call Pastor Steve @ 759-2326 for more information. WEST ADDISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday, 9am HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY - Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. A connection to Judaism and Jewish life for all who are interested. Independent and unaffiliated. High Holy Day services are held jointly with Middlebury College Hillel. Weekly Hebrew School from September to May. Information: 388-8946 or BRANDON BRANDON BAPTIST CHURCH - Corner of Rt. 7 & Rt. 73W (Champlain St.) Brandon, VT • 802-247-6770. Sunday Services: 10a. Adult Bible Study, Sunday School ages 5 & up, Nursery provided ages 4 & under. Worship Service 11 am * Lords supper observed on the 1st Sunday of each month. *Pot luck luncheon 3rd Sunday of each month. Wednesdays 6:30pm, Adult prayer & Bible study, Youth groups for ages 5 & up LIFEBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 141 Mulcahy Drive, 247-LIFE (5433), Sunday worship 9am & 10:45am,, LifeGroups meet weekly (call for times & locations) BRIDPORT BRIDPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Middle Rd., Bridport, VT. Pastor Tim Franklin, 758-2227. Sunday worship services at 8:30am and 10:15am with nursery care provided. Children’s ministries include Sprouts for children age 3-Kindergarten and WOW for grades 1-6, during the 10:15am service. HOPE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP - Meets at Bridport Community Hall. Bridport, VT • 759-2922 • Rev. Kauffman. Sunday 9am, 10:30am, evening bible study. ST. BERNADETTE/ST. GENEVIEVE - Combined parish, Saturday mass 7:30pm Nov.1-April 30 (See Shoreham) BRISTOL BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - The River, 400 Rocky Dale Rd., Bristol. Sunday Worship 9:00am. 453-2660, 453-4573, 453-2614 BRISTOL FEDERATED CHURCH - Sunday service at 10:15am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL - Service Sunday, 10am ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday service 5:15pm, & Sunday 9am BRISTOL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 839 Rockydale Rd. - Saturday Services: Bible Studies for all ages-9:30am to 10:30 am, Song Service, Worship Service at 11am. Prayer Meeting Thursday 6:30pm. 453-4712 THE GATHERING - Non-denominational worship, second & fourth Saturday of the month, 7pm Sip-N-Suds, 3 Main St. • 453-2565, 453-3633 CORNWALL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL - Sunday worship 9:30am EAST MIDDLEBURY/RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday worship, 9am VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH - Rev. Ed Wheeler, services on Sundays: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am, morning worship at 10:45am (nursery provided), and 6:30pm on Wednesdays; Youth Group and AWANA meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm ESSEX CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE ESSEX ALLIANCE CHURCH - 36 Old Stage Rd., Essex • 878-8213

ESSEX JUNCTION CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 61 Main St., Essex Junction - 878-8341 FERRISBURGH/NORTH FERRISB. FERRISBURGH METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday worship 9:30am NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 227 Old Hollow Rd., North Ferrisburgh, VT 802425-2770. Rev. Kim Hornug-Marcy. Sunday worship 10am, Sunday School 10am, Nursery Available. nferrisburgumc/ CROSSROADS CHAPEL - 41 Middlebrook Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT 05456. (802) 425-3625. Pastor: Rev. Charles Paolantonio. Services: Sunday 10am. FERRISBURGH CENTER COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH - Rt 7, Ferrisburgh - next to the Town Offices / Grange Hall. New Pastors Rev. John & Patrice Goodwin. Worship time is now 10:45am. HINESBURG LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH - 90 Mechanicsville Rd., Hinesburg. Sunday Service at 10:30am. Pastor Hart, info: 482-2588. ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE - 10759 Route 116 Hinesburg. Masses: Sat. 4:30pm; Sun. 9:30am LINCOLN UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN - Sunday worship service 9:45, Church school 11:15am, united Student Ministries for grades 7-12, 6:30pm Sunday evenings. 453-4280 MIDDLEBURY CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY - Sunday service & church school, Sunday 10am CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY - Middlebury. Middlebury Community House, Main and Seymour Sts, Sunday Service and Church School-10am; Wednesday-7:30pm. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) Sunday 10am worship service THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS - Sunday Sacrament 10am-11:15am EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP Service in Middlebury area: call 758-2722 or 453-5334. HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY - Saturday morning Shabbat services, 388-8946 MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH - 97 South Pleasant St., Middlebury. Sunday morning worship & church school 10am, Wednesday evening Bible Study, 6:30pm. 388-7472. MIDDLEBURY FRIENDS MEETING - (Quakers), Sunday worship & first day school 10am (meets at Havurah House) SAINT MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday, 5:15pm, Sunday 8am, 10am ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (On the green in Middlebury). Reverend Terence P. Gleeson, Rector. Sunday Eucharist 8 & 10:30am Child care & Sunday school available at 10:30am service. Wednesday at 12:05pm Holy Eucharist in the chapel. or call 388-7200. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 10am Grades K-5: Activities, Grades. 6-8 & 9-12: Church School Classes, Refreshments & fellowship time: 10:45am-11am. Sunday morning worship service 11am. Nursery provided both at 10am & 11am. MONKTON MONKTON FRIENDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday service & Sunday school, 8:45am NEW HAVEN ADDISON COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST - 145 Campground Rd., 453-5704. Worship: Sunday 9 & 11:20am; Bible

classes: Sunday 10:30am, Tuesday 7pm. Watch Bible Forum on MCTV-15 (Middlebury) or NEAT-16 (Bristol) NEW HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Church services 10am on Sunday. All are welcome. NEW HAVEN UNITED REFORMED CHURCH Sunday services, 10am & 7pm ORWELL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service, 10:00am. Contact: Rev. Esty, 948-2900 SAINT PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday mass 11am, 468-5706 RICHMOND RICHMOND CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - 20 Church St., Richmond • 4342053. Rev. Len Rowell. Sunday Worship with Sunday School, 10am; Adult Study Class, Sunday 8:30am RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 388-2510 SALISBURY SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sun. worship svc., 10am SHELBURNE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHELBURNE - 127 Webster Road, Shelburne • 985-2848 TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2166 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. 985-2269 Sunday Services: 8am & 10am. Bible Study 9:00am • Sunday School: 9:50am. The Reverend Craig Smith ALL SOULS INTERFAITH GATHERING - Rev. Mary Abele, Pastor. Evensong Service and Spiritual Education for Children Sun. at 5pm. 371 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne. 985-3819 SHELBURNE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 30 Church St., Shelburne • 985-3981 • Rev. Gregory A. Smith, Pastor, 8:00am - Holy Communion Service • 9:30am - Family Worship Service with Sunday School SHOREHAM ST. GENEVIEVE/ST. BERNADETTE - Combined parish, Saturday mass 7:30pm, May 1-Oct. 31. (See Bridport) SHOREHAM FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHUCC - Sunday worship and Sunday school 10am. Pastor Gary O’Gorman. 897-2687 STARKSBORO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STARKSBORO - 2806 Route 16, Starksboro. Sunday worship 11am. Chat, Chew & Renew, a pre-worship fellowship and discussion time 10am-10:45am. Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall on the accessible first level. All are welcome. First Baptist is an American Baptist church yoked with The Community Church of Huntington for support of its pastor, The Rev. Larry Detweiler; 802.453.5577. SOUTH BURLINGTON NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH SBC - 1451 Williston Rd., South Burlington. 863-4305 VICTORY CENTER - Holiday Inn, Williston Road, South Burlington • 658-1019 BURLINGTON UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH - Pastor Paul Lyon • 860-5828. Sundays: 10am & 6pm. Wednesdays: 7pm. at 294 North Winooski Avenue. SUDBURY SUDBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10:30am SOVEREIGN REDEEMER ASSEMBLY - Sunday worship 10am

VERGENNES/PANTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER - 1759 U.S. Route 7, Vergennes, VT • 802-877-3903 • Sunday school 9am, Sunday worship #1 10am, Sunday worship #2 6pm, Youth, adult gathering 6pm CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH - Sunday worship svcs. 10am & 7pm CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sunday, 9:30am NEW WINE COVENANT (CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST) - Sunday worship 10am PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school from 9:30am-10:15am Pre-K to adult, Sunday worship service 10:30am ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Main and Park Streets, Vergennes. Rector: The Rev. Alan Kittelson. Sunday Services 8am and 10am; childcare provided at 10am. All are welcome. For information call 758-2211. ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10:30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH - 862 US Rt. 7, SUNDAY: 9:45am Bible Hour For All Ages Including 5 Adult Classes; 11:00am Worship Including Primary Church Ages 3 to 5 & Junior Church 1st - 4th Graders; 6pm Evening Service Worship For All Ages. WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Adult Prayer & Bible Study; AWANA Children’s Clubs (3yrs to 6th grade); JAM Junior High Group (7th & 8th grade); Youth Group (9th - 12 grade). Nursery is provided for children up to 3 years old. Classes are provided for children age 3 and up. 802-877-3393 WEYBRIDGE WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Worship and Sunday School 10am. Daniel Wright, Pastor. 545-2579. WHITING WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH - Sunday school 9:45am, Sunday Service 11am & 7pm WILLISTON CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Road, Williston. 878-7107. St. Minister Wes Pastor. Services: 8:30am and 10:30am TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH - 19 Mountain View Rd., Williston. 878-8118 CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Rd., Williston 878-7107 CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE - 30 Morgan Parkway Williston, VT 05495 • 802-878-8591 CAVALRY CHAPEL - 300 Cornerstone, Williston. 872-5799 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 1037 S. Brownell Rd., Williston. 862-2108 IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - Route 2, Williston 878-4513 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH - Route 2A, Williston 878-2285 WILLSTON FEDERATED CHURCH - 44 North Willston Rd., Williston. 878-5792




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Wednesday, January 26 MIDDLEBURY — Cafecito Hour: Meditations on the UN Declaration of Human Rights Research Performance Project, a Work-in-Progress starts at 4:30 p.m. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Trade coffee from Finca Alta Gracia in Dominican Republic in the lobby before this event. Free. MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern Trivia Night 7p.m., $2 per player (Open to ages18+).

Thursday, January 27 MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern DJ Jam Man 10 p.m., Free. HINESBURG — Wrestling signup's for Kindergarten through the 6th grade. Come learn the skills of folk style wrestling. Come learn strength, balance and team work. We compete in local tournaments against other schools throughout the state. Each wrestler is paired by weight. Uniforms and gear provided. Open to the CSSU school district. (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg, St George and Williston) Sign up is 6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the Hines-


burg Community School cafeteria. If you have any questions please call Coach Ring at 482-3747.

Friday, January 28 MONKTON — Beginner Yoga Class – Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. For directions call 233-8403. Classes are by donation. MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern The Grift (Rock/Groove), 10 p.m., $3 cover.

Saturday, January 29 MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern Cooper & Lavoie (Classic Covers) 7:30 p.m., Free. MIDDLEBURY — Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Greg and Aidan Ryan of They Might Be Gypsies from 1-5 p.m. At the Art House. Participants should have a knowledge of basic chords. No amps, please. Coffee, Tea and Refreshments will be available throughout the day. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Anne at or at the Art House website.

Wednesday, February 2 HINESBURG — Wrestling signup's for Kindergarten through the 6th grade. Come learn the skills of folk style wrestling. Come learn strength, balance and team work. We compete in local tournaments against other schools throughout the state. Each wrestler is paired up by their weight. Uniforms and gear are provided. Sign up is from

6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the Hinesburg Community School cafeteria. 482-3747 or email us at MIDDLEBURY —Deb Brisson and the Jazz Cats will be performing at Two Brothers from 7-9 p.m. They will be playing sultry jazzy/blues songs by artists such as Diana Krall, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and many others. Join Deb on Vocals, Chuck Miller on piano, Glendon Ingalls on stand up bass/borns, Kevin Boyea on guitar, and Caleb Bronz on drums.

Thursday, February 3 MIDDLEBURY —Twist O Wool Guild: 7 - 9 p.m. at the American Legion on Wilson Way, Middlebury. All are welcome. Questions call 453-5960.

Friday, February 4 BRISTOL — The Knights of Columbus of St. Ambrose Parish will host a “Knights in Italy Spaghetti Dinner” from 5-7 p.m. Adults $8 Children under 12 $4. MIDDLEBURY — Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery and Overbrook Gallery. Mixed Signals focuses on artists from the mid1990s to the present who question the notion of the male athlete as the last bastion of uncomplicated, authentic identity in American culture during the preceding decades.

Saturday, February 5 MIDDLEBURY — Cabin Fever Stories -- Snowbound! Blizzards are as Vermont as maple syrup and milk cows, and everyone has a story of being snowbound. The Sheldon Museum kicks off the Cabin Fever Stories series with memories of blizzards past. Jan Albers will get things rolling with a talk and photos of how Addison County fared in the Great Blizzard of 1888. Local storytellers Earl Bessette and Erwin “Red” Clark will join us with their snow tales. Bring a story of your own. 2-4 p.m. at the Sheldon. Coffee and tea will keep you warm. Museum at 1 Park St. Middlebury. 388-2117.


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“CROSLEY” Cabinet radio, CD player works great. Excellent condition. $37.00 Or Best Offer. 802-338-7035.

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APPLIANCES MICROWAVE, GE Spacemaker over the stove; Almond, GC. $57. 802-775-2753

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PANASONIC CAMCORDER with Manual, Battery, AC Adapter, Cables and Carry Case. $20 OBO. 518-585-9822.

GRIMM SAP gathering tank, cover included, 450 gal., good condition, $350. Robert Williams-Cornwall, VT 802-462-2470

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ROOMS FOR RENT. Salisbury, VT. $75 to $120 per week. House priveleges. Everything included except cable. 1/2 mile south of Nop Bros. Farm. 802-349-0406.

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NURSING LNAs Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is seeking Licensed Nursing Assistants for night and evening shifts. Our mission at Helen Porter is to promote a swift recovery of those needing rehabilitation and to be a true home for those staying longer. We have transformed our units into neighborhoods in an effort to provide a home for our community members. Join our community and have the opportunity to build long, meaningful relationships with the elderly and assist those in need. Working at Helen Porter has many benefits. We offer a great sense of community as well as a more home-like atmosphere. In addition to a more comfortable work environment, we offer an education advancement program. We will provide assistance to those who wish to pursue further education to become a nurse. We will provide financial assistance and work with you to adjust your schedule in an effort to accommodate for your class schedule. We also offer competitive wages, benefits including paid vacations, sick time, tuition, dental, vision, and health insurance, and a 403B plan. Join our community and get the opportunity to learn and utilize our new “state of the art” electronic charting system and chart your notes right on the computer screen. Visit our website for more information about our community To apply please: Get your application online at or stop in to pick up an application Then mail your application, 2 letters of reference & resume (optional) to: 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753 Questions? Please contact Human Resources: Joshua Darragh E-mail: Or call (802) 385-3669



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FAMILIES FIRST, seeks a full time Receptionist/Secretary to work at our office in Elizabethtown. This position requires a results focused individual who will be responsible for completing a wide variety of general office duties. This employee must be able to balance the many responsibilities of a fastpaced office environment. This role requires a high degree of professionalism and the successful candidate must exercise the appropriate judgment in handling confidential material and assignments. A two year degree in a human services field and/or professional secretarial/receptionist training required. Extensive experience with telephone systems, Microsoft Office Programs, excellent communication skills, strong time management skills and strong multitasking abilities necessary. A flexible and strengths based perspective towards families is essential for a good fit with this dynamic, supportive agency. Reliable transportation and attendance required. If interested please send a resume to JoAnne Caswell, Families First, P.O. Box 565, Elizabethtown, NY 12932, or call for further details 873-9544. Deadline for applications -1/28/11.

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